November 20, 2015

Blog Tour Book Review: Reaper's Fall by Joanna Wylde

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Reaper’s Fall is the newest standalone in the Reaper's MC Series.  Painter & Melanie's story is FINALLY here!

The New York Times bestselling author of Reaper’s Stand is back in her “uber-alpha rough world of MCs”* as one woman’s future is rocked by the man whose hardcore past could destroy her…
He never meant to hurt her.
Levi “Painter” Brooks was nothing before he joined the Reapers motorcycle club. The day he patched in, they became his brothers and his life. All they asked in return was a strong arm and unconditional loyalty—a loyalty that’s tested when he’s caught and sentenced to prison for a crime committed on their behalf.

Melanie Tucker may have had a rough start, but along the way she’s learned to fight for her future. She’s escaped from hell and started a new life, yet every night she dreams of a biker whose touch she can’t forget. It all started out so innocently—just a series of letters to a lonely man in prison. Friendly. Harmless. Safe.

Now Painter Brooks is coming home… and Melanie’s about to learn that there’s no room for innocence in the Reapers MC.

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“You want to watch a movie or something?” she asked, nodding toward the TV. I had a decent one, too. Giant-ass flat-screen—homecoming present from the club.
“Sure,” I said, reaching for the remote. I didn’t have cable, but Ruger had set up some kind of box thingie for me so I could stream shit. “Whatcha in the mood for?”
“Not horror,” she said quickly, and I laughed again, remembering that first evening I’d spent with her at Pic’s house. She’d been so young and scared and vulnerable . . . I’d wanted to eat her up.
I still wanted to eat her.
“I can’t believe that you and Puck were supposed to be watching over me, and then you put in a slasher movie. That’s not how you make a girl feel safe.”
“No horror,” I agreed, although the thought of holding her for a couple hours while she was scared shitless appealed way more than it should. Watch it, asshole. “How about Star Wars?”
“You like Star Wars?”
I shrugged. “Everyone likes Star Wars. You know, I’m pretty damned sure Han Solo was a biker.”
She giggled. “You mean, like a space biker?”
“See, when you say it like that it sounds stupid.”
“I wanted to be Princess Leia. She’s badass,” she said, taking a deep drink of her beer. I watched as her lips wrapped around the neck, her throat swallowing. Oh fuck, that was good. She set the beer down on the coffee table with a clink, then let loose with the biggest burp I’d ever heard.
“Fucking hell,” I said, stunned. “I didn’t think girls could burp like that. Shit. Impressive, Mel. Very impressive.”
She grinned at me.
“We’re friends,” she told me. “And friends don’t need to worry about stuff like that. Let me guess—you’ve never had a female friend before?”
“Not really,” I admitted. “I’m think I’m a little scared.”
Scared and turned on, which was weird.
“You should be. I can do the whole alphabet.”
Damn. I kinda wanted to see that.
We finally get to see Melanie and Painter's story!!!! Having met Jo in Vegas this year, I was very excited to read this book. Ever since they were introduced in the previous books, there have been hints here and there about the future of their relationship. For first time readers, Painter and Mel met when they were in their teens (Painter's a little older). Painter was starting out as a prospect for the Reapers motorcycle club and Mel was a friend of Jessica, London's niece. FYI, London is the Old Lady (wifey-like) to the club's president, Reese "Picnic" Hayes.  In flashbacks, we see the interactions between Painter and Mel that solidified their relationship….and then Painter gets sent to jail. While Painter is spending some time in prison, Mel is by herself and pregnant. Fast forward to present time, Painter is working as an artist with a unique painting style. He makes a pretty good living and is totally loves with his daughter, Izzy. He has a strained joint custody relationship with Mel, who works as an ER nurse. Mel gets set up on a blind date by a co-worker and crap on a cracker, he turns out to be a "hang-around" for another club. Painter loses his shit, pounds the sucker into the ground, and have some very hot hate-sex with Mel. Despite his affiliation to the club, he loves Mel and Izzy. I love the journey Mel and Painter had towards their HEA. While both parties were equally responsible for the deterioration of their relationship the first time around, they both made an effort to rebuilding their relationship from the ground up. I absolutely can't wait to read the next one.
5 stars

About the Author
Joanna Wylde is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Reapers Motorcycle Club series. She currently lives in Idaho.

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November 19, 2015

Blog Tour Promo Post: Shattered by Cynthia Eden

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Cynthia Eden
Releasing Oct 27th, 2015
Avon Books

In New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden's latest novel featuring the Last Option Search Team (LOST), one agent is forced to face her past as she uncovers secrets about the man who may be the key to her future.
Criminal psychologist Dr. Sarah Jacobs is all too familiar with the kind of bad boys who belong behind bars. But the dark, dangerous man she meets in the New Orleans underworld is a new kind of ruthless, and all too irresistible.
Jax Fontaine doesn't claim to be a good guy, but he's loyal to his own code and brutally honest about what he wants. He and Sarah may be worlds apart, but when they're skin to skin, nothing matters but the heat between them.
And when a deranged killer targets Sarah, Jax will do whatever it takes to keep her safe.


“No judgment,” he murmured. “There’s no anger in your eyes, no rage or disgust at me for being a cold bastard. No pity for the kid I was who got beaten in a dirty alley and left to die.”
“Don’t be too sure you understand what I feel.”
“Why not? I actually think I understand you very, very well.”
Sarah backed up a step.
A faint smile curved his lips. “It was there from the first time I saw you. That instant connection. Doesn’t happen often. Actually, it’s never happened to me before. I looked up, saw you, and thought—”
Sarah pretty much ran for the door.
But he caught her. His hands wrapped around her and Jax pulled her back against his body. His hold wasn’t hard or rough. Oddly, it was infinitely tender.
“Do you know what I saw when I looked in your eyes?” he whispered into her ear.
Sarah shook her head.
“You were hurting. Trying to hide your pain, but I could still see it. I looked at you and thought—I never want her to hurt again.
Tears stung her eyes. “You don’t know me. Or what I’ve done.” Jax thought his past was bad? It was nothing compared to hers. She still had nightmares that had her waking in the night, choking for breath, and begging for help.
Help that hadn’t come. Not in time.
“Tell me why you came to see me tonight, Sarah.”
She sucked in a quick breath and decided to go with the truth. “Because I didn’t want to lie in bed and be afraid. Because I didn’t want to think about the past or the future.” Because she’d felt that insane connection between them, too.
The first time she’d seen him, she’d looked into his eyes and thought—
He can handle all my darkness. He won’t ever be afraid of what I tell him.
Because his gaze had told her that he’d already looked into hell … and hadn’t given a damn about the demons there.
He turned her in his arms. She made herself look up and into his eyes. He was so warm and strong against her. And he made her … want. Yearn for things that she’d denied herself for so very long.
Because she hadn’t wanted anyone to get close. She hadn’t trusted anyone with all her secrets.
She didn’t trust him, either. She’d be a fool to do that. But—she did want him. And every instinct Sarah possessed screamed at her that Jax Fontaine could give her the sensual oblivion she craved.
A few hours to forget. A few hours to just pretend that I’m not the freak in the room. The monster that everyone else fears.
“What do you want from me?” Jax asked her.
Just a night. She’d be leaving New Orleans soon, flying out on a plane and heading back to her little house in the suburbs of Atlanta. They wouldn’t see each other again. So no one else would know about what happened tonight. Just her.
Just him.

Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal
romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book
World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a three-time finalist for
the prestigious RITA® award. Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia
has written over fifty novels and novellas.
Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror
movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains
(searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.
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November 17, 2015

Release Blitz/Book Review: Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

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I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.

His name is Michael Crist.

My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.

But I noticed him.

I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.

Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.

Because he’s finally noticed me.


Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.

My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.

Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college.

In my city.


The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out.

We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.

***Corrupt is a stand-alone dark romance with no Cliffy

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I turned and stalked off, taking a left down the hallway toward the elevator. The doors opened as soon as I pushed the button, and I stepped inside, trying to calm my racing heart.
They still intimidated me.
And excited me. And challenged me. And knotted me up.
I’d kind of wanted to go to a party but not with them.
The doors started closing, but just then a hand shot into the elevator, and I jumped, seeing the doors re-open. I sucked in a breath, staring wide-eyed as Michael reached in, grabbed my shirt by the collar with one hand, and pulled me out.
“Michael!” I shouted.
I stumbled into him, and before I knew what was happening, he grabbed my wrists and locked them behind my back, walking into me and forcing me backward, back down the hall toward the kitchen.
“Let me go!” I demanded, my lips brushing the tip of his chin.
“I don’t know, guys,” he teased over my head, “she still seems pretty fucking easy to push around. What do you think?”
Laughter greeted me as he forced me back into the living area.
Every muscle in my body was on fire, and the tips of my toes kept getting caught under his sneakers.
I twisted my body, trying to break his hold. “What the hell are you doing?”
I pushed against his chest and jerked my body to the left, tearing out of his hold with every muscle I could muster.
I stumbled, losing my balance, and fell backward, crashing to the floor. Pain shot through my ass, running down my legs as the fall knocked the wind out me. 
Shooting my hands behind me, I pushed myself up and bent my knees, looking up at him as he advanced.
He stalked over and then stopped, towering over me.  I immediately moved my hands and feet, crawling backward, away from him.
But then I felt something at my back, and I halted. I twisted my head, seeing a dark pant leg, and I didn’t know if it was Damon, Will, or Kai, but it didn’t matter. I was closed in.
Oh, no. I slowly raised my eyes, seeing Michael’s lips tilt in a devious smile. I stopped breathing, seeing him lower his body to the floor, planting his knees between my bent legs, and his hands at my sides. 
My neck arched back as his face hovered over mine, but I tried to keep myself up as much as possible, no matter how close his body got.
“I thought you were one of us,” his whispered, his breath caressing my lips. “I thought you could play.”
I stilled, staring into his eyes.
You’re one of us now. Will had said that to me on that night so long ago.
Michael’s amber eyes searched mine and then dropped to my mouth, his breathing growing heavy as he stared at me like he was about to take a bite.
I wanted to cry. What the hell was going on?
Three years ago was nearly the happiest night of my life, and it quickly became the worst. And ever since then, Michael not only acted as if I didn’t exist, but also, at times, as if he wished I didn’t.
Now the guys were free, and they were all back together again. What did I have to do with any of this? What did he want with me?
“I don’t know this game,” I told him, barely audible.
He stared into my eyes, thinning his own as if studying me. “All you need to know,” he finally answered, “is that you can’t tap out.”

I am a fan of Penelope’s Fall Away series and I was happy to receive an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I was a little hesitant because the blurb gives off dark vibes and visions of violent bouts of sex involving more than just the regular two people. I started this book at around 11pm and finished it all the way through until 5am; I had to get out of bed to get ready for work. I wasn’t that I didn’t want to sleep, I did, but the suspense of the plot and dominant chemistry between Rika and Michael was hypnotic. This book was a new venture for Ms. Douglas. For those of you who have ready the Fallen Away series, the main characters all start at high school age and steadily progressed to mid-20s and 30s.
Corrupt follows the same idea with present day characters in their 20s with flashbacks to high school. I really enjoyed this book. It hit all of the right notes. The mystery of why Michael is the way he is and how Rika plays a part in a revenge fantasy he has planned, keeps the story going. If my lack of sleep has proven anything, I just had to know what is his motivations were. Why does he see Rika as prey and what was the catalyst for the action that sends three of his best friends to jail. The switching of narrative between Rika and Michael and their past selves was nicely done. We learn about Rika’s character and where her roots come from. She’s from a town where everybody is from influential families and the “Four Horsemen” ruled to social scene. The boys consisted of Michael, Kai, Will and Damon. The boys were popular, charismatic, attractive and deliciously scandalous. Every guy wanted to be a part of their group and girls wanted to get f*cked by them. After an incident that happened when Rika was sixteen, three of the horsemen were carted off to jail when video footage of their criminal acts was blasted all over social media.
Years later, Rika is attending college on her own in Meridian City. After a break up with her longtime boyfriend Trevor (who also happens to be Michael’s younger brother), Rika is ready to stretch her wings and be independent. Unfortunately for her, she happens to land in Michael’s crosshairs. He and his friends from high school are out to make her pay for causing their jail sentences. Slowly they isolate her from the things she loves the most, but Rika isn't a scared little girl and she fights back. 
Overall, it was a good read, but I felt like there could have been details flushed out at the end of the book. The blurb says that it's a cliffy, but I wanted to know if the guys end up with HEAs too; even if they are a little psychotic.
4 stars!

About Penelope Douglas

Penelope Douglas is a writer in Las Vegas. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she is the oldest of five children. Penelope attended the University of Northern Iowa, earning a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, because her father told her to "just get the degree!" She then earned a Masters of Science in Education at Loyola University in New Orleans, because she hated Public Administration. One night, she got tipsy and told the bouncer at the bar where she worked that his son was hot, and three years later they were married. To the son, not the bouncer. They have spawn, but just one. A daughter named Aydan. Penelope loves sweets, The Originals, and she shops at Target almost daily.

Release Day Blitz/Book Review: Monster Prick by Kendall Ryan

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Over my dead body. 

That's what I told Gracie when she informed me of her plan to pick some random guy she met online to get rid of her pesky virginity. 

If anyone is touching her, it's going to be me. 

I shouldn't even be considering it, but I can't get it out of my head: her, under me, begging me. 


Arrogant. Cocky. Prick. 

Those are the words I’d use to describe my older brother’s dangerously handsome best friend. 

When he learned of my plan to kick off my white cotton briefs, ditching my good girl persona once and for all by losing my virginity to the first eligible bachelor I could find, he flipped out. Said over his dead body. 

He says if anyone’s going to do it, it’s going to be him. 

I hate that I’m even considering his offer. 

But I am … I sooo am. 

Ever since he suggested it, all I can think about is his cocky smile on those full lips as he’s driving in to me. 

But if we cross that line … will I ever be able to go back? 

MONSTER PRICK, a sexy romantic comedy, is a spin off novella from SCREWED, but can be read as a standalone, as it features a new couple.

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“What if I could help you?”

I have no idea what the hell I was thinking. The words just leaped out of my mouth. Listening to Gracie talk about kicking off her granny panties and popping her cherry with some random Internet dick...I guess it drove me temporarily insane.

But there's no taking back the idea now. Gracie sucks in her breath, blinking wide-eyed. “What do you mean?” she asks.

What do I mean? Here I am, sitting next to the world's most beautiful girl—drowning in her eyes, her scent, the gentle puff of her breath on my mouth that begs me to close the distance. I know what I want, but I also know what will happen if I take it. My best friend will rip off my balls and feed them to me. And I'll probably deserve every second.

But sweet Jesus, I'm pretty sure Gracie wants this, too, and that's enough to blow my better judgment to pieces. All I care about right now is making her feel better. In as many ways as possible. And if her slightly quickened breathing, blown pupils, and flushed cheeks are anything to go by...

As an experiment, I dart out the tip of my tongue to wet my lips. Her darkened eyes drop like a magnet yanked them. Yeah, bingo. Having a little black book as thick as the dictionary has its advantages. I know damn well how to tell when a woman wants me.

This book was a great filler/novella type story. Hudson has been in Gracie's life since she was a little girl. Hudson is best friends with Gracie's older brother and has been lusting after Gracie since she hit puberty. When Grace decides it's time to lose her membership to the V Club, she goes trollin' for dudes to pop her cherry. Too bad Hudson has other plans. He proposes to take her virginity and teaches her lessons on how to pleasure a guy, by using his body as a teaching tool, of course! All of this is done on the down-low, but their friends with benefits relationship becomes more than either of them can imagine. Overall, it was a quick and fun read. I definitely want to see more development in their story.
4 stars!!!
About the Author
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than 18 titles, Kendall Ryan has sold more than a million ebooks and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as enjoying success as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller list 23 times.

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November 12, 2015

Blog Tour Guest Post: The Gilded Chain by Lauren Smith

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Cowgirl Callie Taylor is swept away by the mysterious art collector, billionaire bad boy Wes Thorne when he takes her to Paris to seduce her and offer her the world and her dreams.

Roam the streets of Paris, the City of Love, with Callie and Wes and fall in love as Lauren Smith takes them on an erotic adventure in THE GILDED CHAIN.
Explore a hidden world of erotic fantasies, where the greatest pleasures are stolen and the fiercest passions are untamed. . .

For years, Callie Taylor has been obsessed with two things: a man she can never have and escaping to Paris where she can follow her artistic passions. But everything changes when Callie meets Wes Thorne, a wealthy, mysterious art collector and famous dominant. Despite all the nights she’s spent dreaming of another man, it is Wes’s predatory gaze that suddenly consumes her every thought and sets her body on fire. One touch from him promises unforgettable passion, but Callie knows that passion often comes with a price…

From the moment he sets eyes on Callie, Wes is intrigued by her artistic talent and her delightful innocence of all things erotic. A stolen kiss leaves him aching and desperate to claim her in a way he’s never wanted any woman. But first he must convince her to surrender her control. And what better place to seduce an artistic soul like Callie’s than Paris?
A Day in the Life of A Romance Writer
Typical Writing Schedule, Favorite Fan Encounter, Compose the Ultimate Starbucks drink
Want to know how all of those steamy, wonderful love stories are made? I’m sharing the inside scoop as to how I make my particular brand of story magic happen. My writing schedule begins with waking up at 5 am, usually the barking excitement of my dapper little black schnauzer named Fritz. If he doesn’t get a 2.5 mile walk before six in the morning, he’s unmanageable. Naturally, I stumble out of bed, shake off the vivid dreams of the night and hop into gym clothes. Then my mom and I talk the dog for his walk and we talk about plots. As an avid Outlander and Downton Abbey fan, my mother is an excellent strategist for plots. She keeps me from running too wild with my characters, especially the historical ones.
After the walk, I usually wind down with a Diet Dr. Pepper (my absolute must-have drink of choice) and turn on the old laptop. I spend the next two hours editing a current book or catching up on emails from writer friends and my editors and visiting social media to see what’s happening. By lunchtime it’s time for lunch and another walk for the energetic Fritz. He means business when it comes to his walks.
Afternoons are strictly “no-laptop” allowed moments. I spend from 1-3:30 pm with a Five Star brand five subject college ruled notebook and my favorite brand of caliber pens writing on my current Work in Progress. I always write every rough draft by hand, it’s a must for my creativity and it keeps me from checking my facebook updates *tee hee.
By the evening, I’m usually pretty worn out from dreaming up sexy, fun times for the stories, so I like to have dinner with my family, talk and catch up on some much needed TV viewing. One of the best things about my schedule is TV. I love watching a variety of different shows because it makes me really excited to write when I see good characters, acting and storylines. Because at the end of the day, I love writing a good story.
My favorite fan encounter was more of a “fan moment” I would say. I had a woman who was so in love with the Surrender series that she was pregnant at the time she started reading the books and she ended up naming her baby boy after one of my wonderful bad boy heroes from Long Island. It was a complete surprise and a totally amazing experience to have a child named after one of my characters!

About Lauren Smith

Amazon Best-Selling Author Lauren Smith is an attorney by day, author by night, who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She’s a native Oklahoman who lives with her three pets: a feisty chinchilla, sophisticated cat and dapper little schnauzer. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including being an Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award. 

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November 11, 2015

Cover Reveal: Ride Hard by Laura Kaye

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Cover Reveal for Laura Kaye's RIDE HARD! Releasing April 26, 2016, RIDE HARD is the first novel in Laura’s Raven Riders Series, a spin off from her New York Times and USA Today bestselling Hard Ink Series, published by Avon Romance an imprint of HarperCollins

Pre-order your copy of RIDE HARD today!

Brotherhood. Club. Family.

They live and ride by their own rules.

These are the Raven Riders…

Raven Riders Motorcycle Club President Dare Kenyon rides hard and values loyalty above all else. He’ll do anything to protect the brotherhood of bikers—the only family he’s got—as well as those who can’t defend themselves. So when mistrustful Haven Randall lands on the club’s doorstep scared that she’s being hunted, Dare takes her in, swears to keep her safe, and pushes to learn the secrets overshadowing her pretty smile.

Haven fled from years of abuse at the hands of her criminal father and is suspicious of any man’s promises, including those of the darkly sexy and overwhelmingly intense Ravens’ leader. But as the powerful attraction between them flares to life, Dare pushes her boundaries and tempts her to want things she never thought she could.

The past never dies without a fight, but Dare Kenyon’s never backed down before…

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About Laura Kaye
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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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