Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Unpredictable Love by Jean C. Joachim #NewRelease #Giveaway




Blurb:

Uh oh. Amber signed her sister’s name on a pen pal letter to a Marine. As usual, Jory Walker was stuck fixing her sister’s little white lie.  

When letters poured in from SSGT Trent Stevens in Afghanistan, Jory had no choice but to correspond. Sure he’d be drooling over Amber’s bikini photo, thinking it was Jory. Since they’d never meet, what harm could it do if she sent him a few letters?


Would her charade boomerang replacing happiness with pain? What started off as an innocent ruse, morphed into a monstrous web of deceit. Maybe unpredictable love was destined to break her heart.  

Excerpt:

Jory Walker plucked three letters from the mailbox in front of the house. Two bills and one envelope addressed to her that looked like it had been through a war. It had, according to what was scratched in the upper corner.

SSGT. T. Stevens

Anger bubbled up inside her. She made a beeline for the house, only to collide with her sister.

“Amber! What the hell?” She waved the envelope in the young woman’s face.

“I just sent him one letter.”

“This is the fourth you’ve gotten from him. When are you going to write back?”
“It was a mistake…”

“You can say that again. Especially the part where you signed my name!”

“Laura was so convincing. I thought she meant one time. Only one letter.”

“She asked people to sign up to write to guys in the military. Not to write only one letter and include a lewd photo.”

“It wasn’t lewd, whatever that means. Just me in a bikini. I’m not good at writing. Much better at pictures.” Her beautiful, blonde sister, with a Miss America figure, grinned.

“And the reason you signed my name?”

“I always liked yours better. Besides, if he wanted another letter, I knew you’d write it for me. So, it might as well have your name on it.”

“Don’t give me that bullshit smile. I’m on to you. And the answer is ‘no.’” Jory shoved the envelope from T. Stevens into Amber’s hand.

“Please? Pleeeaassseee, Jory. You’re the writer. Not me.”

“That’s right. You’re the pretty sister, and I’m the smart one.”

Amber nodded. “I don’t mean it like that. You’re so much better than me.”

“Than I.”

“See?”

“No.”




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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

#Review Snow Wolf by @HVLONG #NewRelease #wolves @Barclay_PR #WillowBend #PNR #Giveaway



Title: Snow Wolf
Author: Heather Long
Series: Wolves of Willow Bend
Rating: 5 Books
Blurb: Ranae is the youngest of the Buckleys, and the only girl amongst three powerful male siblings. Her restlessness and dominant nature has affected every relationship within Willow Bend, not to mention testing the patience of her Alpha. Apprenticeship to the Hunters fed her desire for a purpose. When her Alpha and eldest brother ask her to undertake a mission to the Yukon territory, she’s thrilled at the opportunity for a real chance to be useful. Clashing with the Alpha was the last thing she expected on the dangerous assignment.
The oldest Alpha in the U.S. packs, lives a gray existence. The loss of his mate so many decades before wears away at him, until he doesn’t give a damn about anything. The problems of the other packs are not his, and he prefers to be left to his isolation. The arrival of the Chief Enforcer annoys him, but it is the wolf traveling with him who wakes the predator in Diesel. The scent of mate clings to her, but she rejects his overtures and challenges him on every level.





The Yukon pack as fascinated me from the very moment that Ms. Long mentioned them in previous books, especially after we met Diesel. However, there was so much more to this interesting pack and Diesel then I could have ever expected. Ranae was also a character that intrigued me, she grew to be an amazing heroine, and having seen where she came from really made me appreciate her more.

That being said, if for some reason you picked up Snow Wolf before the rest of the many wonderful Wolves of Willow Bend books, I think you could easily enjoy this funny, sweet and steamy romance between Diesel and Ranae. Ms. Long is definitely one of my go to authors for amazing worlds, and this world is so well thought out and planned that I have no idea how she keeps track of it all!

Snow Wolf has it all, suspense, romance, fun secondary characters and the heart of it all it has the ability to take the reader out of the real world for awhile and throw you into the frozen tundra. I know I read for the escape and I can never go wrong with a Heather Long book!


Riding the high of her nearness, Diesel leaned into the force of her hand on his chest. “I know my mate’s scent. I searched for you all over Willow Bend. Why else would Mason send you?” The moment the words left his lips, he reconsidered the phrasing. Her eyes narrowed and her nostrils flared.
“I’m a Hunter of Willow Bend. I am here to deliver a message from my Alpha—and I don’t care what century you were born in old man, but we don’t arrange matings. You don’t just get to walk in here, thump your chest and say mine.” The ferocious light in her eyes sent a quiet thrill through his bloodstream. His wolf roused to the hunt, every color and nuance sharpening under their study.
“No?” He didn’t want to miss a moment of her reaction. Her dilated pupils constricted even as her mouth tightened. Anger soured her scent and her nails bit into his muscle as he pressed into the contact. Despite a faint tremble, she didn’t shift her grip or attack him. Would she? If he provoked her enough? The idea intrigued the hell out of him. No Alpha wanted a weak mate.
“No.” She withdrew the contact then retreated one step. Crowding closer, he refused to let her abandon him. “Dude…get a grip. I came here to do a job.” A muscle in her jaw twitched. “Or maybe you are trying to prove you don’t hold the Yukon?”
Challenge wound through every syllable. Canting his head to the side, he raised one eyebrow and waited.
“What? Playing crazy, eccentric keeps the other packs at bay and allows you to dictate the terms of your interactions. You don’t want to talk; you walk away or slam a door. You want to shut me down; you declare I’m yours.” Folding her arms, Ranae raised her chin and, although the gold circle on around her gray-green irises faded, it didn’t diminish completely. “It won’t work and I’m really not interested in the games. We have serious issues to discuss with you, Alpha. You can get on board or be left behind to cope on your own should the Russian packs turn their gaze on your territory and your pack.”
Amusement curved through him. Passionate determination etched into her expression. “Our pack will be fine.”
My pack will be, absolutely. Your pack is debatable.” The aggravation in her scent muted beneath the sting of frustration. “Now you’re baiting me.” Sidestepping him, she tried to put some distance between them. He allowed her three steps before intercepting her again. He wanted her gaze on him, nowhere else. “Seriously, you have a problem.”
“No, I have a mate, but continue telling me why our pack is in danger.”
Pausing, her lips tightened and her eyes narrowed. The curl of her fingers into a fist telegraphed her next move. Would she do it? He pressed into her space, and she rewarded his effort with fresh contact in the form of a blow. It caught him square above his heart, and the second with her elbow connected with his jaw. He accepted both blows, but refused to retreat.
“Your training is incomplete.” Whatever response she’d been expecting, his comment surprised her. “Otherwise you’d understand that two hits will not take down an enraged male, if you want to escape you have to incapacitate or kill.”
“I don’t want to fight you.”
“Wonderful. I have no desire to fight you, but if you need to beat on me to make yourself feel better, go right ahead. I’m very sturdy.”
The corner of her mouth kicked into an involuntary smile, and his breath lodged in his throat, the single glimpse of sweetness a better reward than he could have imagined. “Are you insane?”
“Depends on your definition of sanity.” The tangle of her hair contrasted with the wool of her pullover. How soft would the strands be? When she failed to respond, he reached out to test his theory. She slapped his hand away, and the sting intrigued him.
“Stop.” Command reverberated through the single syllable. “I came here as a messenger, nothing else. Keep your teeth and your hands to yourself. Am I clear?”
In all things, an Alpha could command. He could take a life. He could grant it. Wolves who pledged to an Alpha could be sent into the heart of danger and forfeit all that they owned. The heart, however, could not be commanded nor could he take what she would not willingly give.
His wolf bucked at the rejection, but Diesel withdrew three steps to give her space. Clasping his hands behind his back, he studied the beautiful Hunter before him. She would not tumble easily, nor would she accept his direct pledge. Very well, if he had to learn to court, then he would find what enticed her. “Dress,” he ordered. “Several layers. We will be leaving the guest quarters.”
Expecting obedience, he turned to the entrance and pressed the code to allow Julian entry.
“Are you staying with her or leaving?” Her presence was non-negotiable.
“Since you asked so nicely…” The Chief Enforcer’s expression barely shifted, yet a smirk echoed beneath his words. “I’d be happy to stay.”
Uninterested in the old wolf’s games, Diesel spared his mate another studying look. Ranae gaped at him, and she hadn’t moved a muscle. 
“Trust me when I say it will be more comfortable if you get dressed, but if you insist on testing my patience, I’ll happily take care of stripping you first then dressing you.”
The taunt did what the order would not. She moved.
His wolf rose, stretching and raking his claws. Yes, they had the scent of this hunt.




Other Books in the Wolves of Willow Bend Series:

WOLF AT LAW
Prequel is available at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | ARe
WOLF BITE
Book 1 is available at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | ARe

CAGED WOLF
Book 2 is available for pre-order at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | ARe

WOLF CLAIM
Book 3 is available at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | ARe

WOLF NEXT DOOR
Book 3.5 is available at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ARe | Kobo | iBooks | Google Play

ROGUE WOLF
Book 4 is available at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | ARe

BAYOU WOLF
Book 5 is available at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | ARe

UNTAMED WOLF
Book 6 is available at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | ARe

WOLF WITH BENEFITS
Book 6.5 is available at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

RIVER WOLF
Book 7 available at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | ARe

SINGLE WICKED WOLF
Book 7.5 is available at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ARe | iBooks

DESERT WOLF

Book 8 is available at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | ARe





National bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas summertime. From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories—her characters drive the books. When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them, you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.


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Friday, May 13, 2016

Gonzo by @CandaceBlevins #NewRelease #RTMC



Title: Gonzo
Author: Candace Blevins
Series: Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club
Rating: 5 Books
Blurb: Gonzo has not only had to come to terms with the loss of his entire family, but he also barely survived being shot in the chest multiple times while still a human, and was then later turned into a werewolf during a vicious attack while hiking as he tried to put his life back together.

Constance has had her own losses to deal with, and while nowhere near as bad as Gonzo’s, they’ve left a mark on her as well. She’s determined to live her life without a partner though, because her two sexual experiences in college convinced her she’s asexual.

Gonzo’s a biker people cross the road to avoid, while Constance has multiple doctorate degrees and works as a research scientist for a leading pharmaceutical firm. Gonzo doesn’t trust women, Constance has no use for men — and yet they’re going to find themselves working toward the same goals.

Can they form a team to do what needs to be done?




Gonzo has every reason to hate women, and every reason to not trust anyone. Enter Constance who has her own reasons for living life the way she does, and together they have to work together. It’s not easy but they have to, of course him being a werewolf and her a human, is just one of the small obstacles in their way.

Gonzo was a character that I’ve grown to be intrigued by before this book, and while I think this could possibly be read as a standalone, I enjoyed this story more because I already knew Gonzo and wanted his story, and wanted him to find his version of happily ever after.

As expected from Ms. Blevins, she brings a depth to the characters that even though it’s a human and a werewolf, they are still characters that present as real people that I can relate to. In true Blevins fashion she also brings the sexy to the page, I found myself reaching for ice water on several occasions, because even the tension between these two is off the charts.


I definitely loved every second of this book and couldn’t put it down once I started, much to the disappointment of my household chores that I neglected as I rushed to find out how Gonzo and Constance would compromise and work together. I also really enjoyed seeing pieces of other past characters that I loved. I hope there are many more RTMC books in the future, and in reality I know I will pick up anything that Ms. Blevins writes. 



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

#NewRelease No Simple Sacrifice by @AngelPayneWrtr and Victoria Blue! Hosted by @OnceUponAnAlpha

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Handsome young business man looking down to his ring while holding one hand in his pocket.

Synopsis

If I could turn back time...

You know what they say about wishing for the impossible.

My name is Talia Perizkova, and time is usually my best friend. It's been good to me in the months since I left the man who nearly killed me, and I've returned the favor by working hard at Stone Global Corp, even getting promoted to lead one of SGC's key expansion projects.

There's only one mar on that record. The night I told time to kiss my ass, during a business trip to Vegas with my bosses--yes, my bosses--and experienced a night for the record books with them both. But what happened in the City of Sin refuses to stay there for any of us, and time has joined forces with his pal, karma, to exact payback where it most matters. In my heart.

Fletcher Ford. Drake Newland. They're two of the business world's sexiest, most sought-after bachelors, and I've fallen for them both. Their passion is everything I crave, their protection is everything I need--and their love is everything my orthodox family will never let me accept.
The solution, according to them, is simple. One man steps down, so at least two of us are happy.

I could find a way...

But sacrifices are rarely simple, and one plus one doesn't always equal happily-ever-after. That means all three of us have some huge, hard decisions to make. Take a chance on this rare love we've been given...or give in to fear, and lose each other forever?

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Angel Payne
Hi there. I'm Angel: book lover, writing addict, hopeless romantic, pop culture geek and avid shoe lover.

**I have a monthly newsletter now! Sign up for it right here: http://eepurl.com/LoNkz. It's a cool way to get exclusive info, talk hot heroes, learn about new items in the Angel Payne store, talk hot heroes, further the pie or cake debate...and oh yeah, did I mention talking hot heroes? A bit about me... I've been hooked on books since I was a kid but it got worse in my twenties, when I discovered romances--the hotter, the better. Growing up in Southern California, with lots of surfer manliness surrounded me, was certainly a good boost for reading about delicious alpha guys and the women who adore them. When I learned I had a knack for telling these stories too, I guess you could say I was doomed--though my path toward romance novelist took a few detours via a concert-reviewing gig for my college newspaper (free show tickets...backstage passes...that was a no-brainer), artist interviews for a Beverly Hills dance music mag, personal assistant work for a record producer, dance club disc jockey, and a lot of fun in the hospitality industry. These days, I still live in California, and have found an amazing alpha guy of my own who was brave enough to marry me. We live on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with our beautiful daughter. I have the best life ever, and never forget to thank the Big Guy Upstairs for it, either.



Victoria Blue

Victoria Blue lives in her own portion of the galaxy known as Southern California. There she finds the love and life sustaining power of one amazing sun, two unique and awe inspiring planets and three indifferent, yet comforting moons. Life is fantastic and challenging and everyday brings new adventures to be discovered. She looks forward to seeing what's next!




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Monday, April 25, 2016

Ridin' Dirty Anthology #CoverReveal #comingsoon

TITLE: Ridin' Dirty: An Outlaw Author Anthology
AUTHORS: Various Authors
GENRE: MC Romance, Paranormal and Contemporary
COVER DESIGNER: Tammie Smith - Renegade Covers and Design
RELEASES: May 15th, 2016


SYNOPSIS:
A bad boy can turn a good girl bad...
but only for him.
Whether you like it in the saddle or in the back seat,
Ridin' Dirty
has the bad boy for you.
With sexy alphas from a variety of genres - MC, paranormal, and contemporary -
you're sure to find the perfect one for you!


PAINTED MEMORIES
(A Painted Lady – Asphal Outlaw Novella)
Being a Painted Lady for the SixGun Outlaws meant you were special. Or did it? Tiger Lily, one of the most sought out Ladies of the SOMC, has serious doubts. The man she wants doesn’t know she exists, and her best friend is a respected ol’lady. Feeling out of sorts, Tiger Lily must make a tough decision that could affect her future—but in the end, will it be enough to get what she truly wants?

THE DEVIL - Prequel to Devil's Love
(A Devil's Renegades MC Novella)
For years, Marty, the newest patch holder for the Devil’s Renegades MC, has been attracted to the club’s little sister—Maddie. And like allhis brothers before him, Marty has been warned that she’s off limits.But when the club president asks Marty to keep an eye on Maddie while he’s out of town, Marty finds himself torn between giving into his desires and keeping his promise to the MC. It should be easy to uphold the legacy of the club—love, loyalty and respect. But when you’re a Devil, sometimes it feels too damn good to be bad.
 
TWISTED PENNY
George Bell, aka Twisted, is a man with a past. Even when he’s not searching for it, trouble always seems to find him. A chance meeting gives him a glimpse of beauty so sweet, he can’t believe his good. Penny Dane is the red-haired beauty caught up in his web of lies. He’s like no one she’s ever met before. The problem is, he knows it.

DECEPTION
(Death Dealers MC #3.5)
Gage and Raven have a near perfect life. The only thing missing is the baby Gage desperately wants. Then, a secret comes to light that turns their world upside down, and starts a chain of events that could destroy them. After all they’ve been through, do they have any fight left in them?

SAVAGE REBEL
(Savage Angels MC #6)
A Casino.
A Rival MC.
A Mob Family.
Dane, President of the Savage Angels MC Tourmaline Chapter sends Rebel to Las Vegas to negotiate their purchase of a casino. When the local Mob Family in Vegas feels threatened by their presence, a rival MC, The Dark Warriors step in to protect what they consider their territory.
The Warriors are a ruthless club who will stop at nothing in their pursuit of power.
An innocent woman catches Rebel's attention which serves to give the Warriors a brand new target. Ruby is caught in the crossfire and with a rat in the mix, all bets are off. Will Rebel be able to save his woman and close the Casino deal or will he lose it all to the Dark Warriors?

DANIEL
(Kings of Korruption MC #2.5)
When she comes to the station, desperate to find her missing brother, all I want to do is help. He’s not only pissed off a notoriously vicious street gang, but she’s affiliated with an MC whose reputation is just as bad. I want to help her. I have the authority. I even have the resources of the Street Crime unit I work for. What I don’t have is the willpower to keep my hands off her.

NICKEL
(Asphalt Lords MC Novella)
Karmen’s life has been anything but easy. After growing up without anyone who loved her, she finally has the simple, quiet life she’s always wanted. At least, it was simple until she gave into Nickel, a member of the local MC, who had been chasing her for months. Will Nickel be everything Karmen has wanted, or will her past come back to haunt her, ruining everything?

NIX
(RTMC Novella)
Nix was a Special Forces sniper, and he’s teaching classes in the MC’s gun store. Most deer can't function without constantly freezing or running, but Tippy’s found ways to navigate modern life. Wolves are monogamous. Deer are promiscuous. Can predator and prey find a happily ever after?

RED DOG
(An Evil Dead MC Novella)
They say opposites attract. That certainly was the case with the six-foot-four redheaded Biker and the petite Asian beauty that’s been the center of his life since the first night he set eyes on her. Red Dog is a member of the Evil Dead MC, a brotherhood that’s had his back through thick and thin. He’s going to need them now more than ever when his whole world starts to crumble around him.

WAYWARD RYDER
(A Wayward Saints MC Novella)
The minute I see her familiar number flash across my screen, I know I should ignore it. She broke my heart when we were eighteen and never looked back. Instead like the fucking idiot I am, I answer it and save the damsel in distress. I want answers and I’m not letting her leave until I get them.

CATCHING WILD
(Drive Me Wild # 0.5)
They say opposites attract. That certainly was the case with the six-foot-four redheaded Biker and the petite Asian beauty that’s been the center of his life since the first night he set eyes on her. Red Dog is a member of the Evil Dead MC, a brotherhood that’s had his back through thick and thin. He’s going to need them now more than ever when his whole world starts to crumble around him.

BEAUTIFULLY TWISTED
What does a bullrider and a clubwhore have in common? Nothing really, but when Sonya "Shug" Collins and Cody Sterling meet sparks fly and the chemistry ignites. Can one weekend change everything for Shug? Will Cody start wanting more than a line of buckle bunnies from town to town? This is the beginning of a fun, crazy, and beautifully twisted romance that shouldn't make sense, but it does.

KISS AND TELL
Girl next door, Marlee Hurst has a naughty secret. For years, she’s been in bed with the town bad boy, Ren Savage. Tired of his refusal to commit, she sends the sexy bike riding bar owner packing. She thinks it’s the end, but it turns out it’s only the beginning.
A product of a broken home and an abusive father, Ren Savage didn’t do commitments. Until he saw Marlee working at the town festival’s kissing both and publicly claimed what was his. To keep the woman he loves, he’ll have to face his demons and show her he's in it for keeps this time.

***This anthology will only be available for a limited time. All proceeds will be donated to Project Semicolon***