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


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


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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No Prince Charming

No More Masquerade

No Perfect Princess

No Magic Moment

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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: 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!


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

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!

(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.
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.

(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 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?

(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.

(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?

(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?

(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.

(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.

(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.

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.

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***

Monday, March 7, 2016

#NewRelease Dirty Martini 2: The Screwdriver by G.R. George

Marty Lincoln and Chris Lawson are only happy when they’re in each other’s arms. Unfortunately, their relationship remains long-distance as Marty completes his final months in the Army. Chris has a new and challenging job that keeps him busy, but he yearns every day for Marty. Marty suffers from PTSD and needs Chris as his anchor. Time apart feeds the doubts each man harbors as they deal with their tragic pasts and try to hold on to the love blooming between them. Will fear make them give up before they even get started? Or will love find a way?    


Marty pulled up into the parking lot of Chris’s apartment complex in his mid-sized rental car. The evening heat and humidity clung to his skin. He and Chris had talked at least three times a week since that first phone call a month earlier, but he’d really wanted to see the man again. They’d decided to meet up on Chris’s first weekend off since becoming day manager at the bar. Marty had the jitters. What if they didn’t have the same chemistry? The same spark? All their intimacies since June had been via phone.
Chris had suggested video chat, but Marty had been too much of a chicken. Living in the military made a man paranoid about privacy. He pulled his tee shirt at the collar to let in some air, mustering his courage. The heat exacerbated the oily scent of the recently tarred parking lot. He smiled, remembering the choice words Chris had about the tar sticking to his tires. The outside steps leading to the second floor were concrete. Marty gripped the metal railing. His leg ached as he walked the flight to apartment 3B.
He bit his upper lip, running his fingers through his hair, as he stood at the door. His stomach ached with a misery born of anticipation and fear. His impulse was to bang down the door, but instead, he simply knocked. Twice.
The door opened. Chris smiled. “You made it.” Chris wore a kiwi-green tee shirt that brightened the green in his hazel eyes and a pair of low-slung jeans that hugged his narrow hips. His chestnut hair was neatly combed, and his narrow, angular face was clean shaven.
“You look nice,” Marty said.
Chris stepped back inside his apartment. “Come in. You’ve had a long trip. The bathroom is the door across the way.” There were two doors off the living room. Chris pointed the nearest one. “If you need to use it.”
“I’m fine,” Marty said. The living room and kitchen were combined in the small apartment. Chris had a blue couch, a coffee table, a recliner, and a small flat screen on a stand across the room from the couch in the living room. The kitchen had a three-by-three wooden table, four chairs, a fridge, dishwasher, sink, stove, and limited counter and cabinet space. The place wouldn’t win any decorating awards, but it was clean.
“Do you want to sit down?” Chris asked.
“Sure.” Marty felt let down by Chris’s mild reaction. He wasn’t sure what he’d expected, but this congenial greeting hadn’t been it. “It’s good to see you.”
“You too,” Chris said. “Can I get you a drink? Beer? Wine?”
“Sure. I’ll take whatever beer you have.” He watched Chris open the fridge and heard the telltale clinking of bottles.
Chris brought two beers into the living room. The bottles hissed as he popped the tops with an opener. He sat on the couch next to Marty. “Here you go.”
The cold bottle sweated against his hot, clammy hands. He swigged the beer, glad to have a reason not to talk for a moment. They’d talked so much on the phone over the past month that he’d assumed they’d never run out of things to say.
“So,” Chris said. “Long drive, huh?”
Wow, this conversation really was going nowhere. “Is everything okay?”
“Yeah,” Chris said. “Yes, of course. Why? Is everything okay with you?”
“Sure.” Marty scratched at the small hole near the knee of his jeans. “Good.” Why was this so goddamn hard? He turned to Chris and waited for Chris to meet his gaze.
They both laughed nervously.
“Maybe you should kiss me,” Marty said.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

#CoverReveal Awakened the Wolf by @kristalhollis @HarlequinBooks @herdingcats2012

Coming June 1, 2016

Who's been sleeping in the Alpha's bed?

Exiled from his pack by his father, Brice Walker has secretly come home to visit his ailing grandmother only to discover a human and very desirable female sleeping in his bed. Their attraction is instant. But his new bed buddy seems determined to resist his Southern charm and Alpha allure. 

For Brice, fiercely independent Cassie not only represents a chance to build a new life in Walker's Run but is also his one true mate. Cassie's reluctance dissolves when a rogue shifter kidnaps her, and now she and Brice must work together to save his pack. But once she witnesses the savagery of wolfan justice, can Cassie accept Brice as man, beast and her true love?

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The mixed feelings Brice had about his homecoming knotted into concern. Granny knew wolfan law forbade adult males and females of blood relation to share bedding, so why had she fallen asleep in his room?

“Granny?” He eased onto the edge of the mattress and touched her leg.

An unfamiliar feminine gasp prickled the skin along his spine.
“Who the hell are you?” Brice didn’t mean to sound so rough and angry, but pain and exhaustion made him edgy and terse.

“Stay away from me!” The woman kicked out of bed and grappled with the bedside lamp.

“Fuck!” The sudden brightness stung like a fistful of sand slung in his face. Shielding his light-sensitive eyes behind his arm, Brice tuned into his other senses. The air thickened. He could almost taste the sharp tang of her fear. Her breaths came hard and fast.

“Get out before I call the cops,” she demanded.

“With what? Telepathy?” To his knowledge, Granny had one telephone. A landline in the kitchen.

“I have a cell phone.” The uncertainty in the woman’s voice said she didn’t.

“Nice try.” Swiping his eyes, Brice sensed a change in the air pressure, heard a hitch in her breathing. His instinct warned that she had inched to her right.

“I don’t need my eyes to track you.” He pointed to where he knew she stood.

The woman stopped moving and quite possibly stopped breathing. Nothing but howling silence filled the space between them. Any second she would hit the floor in a dead faint. Brice forced his eyes to open.

Not that he had any doubts, but the fragile-looking young woman pressed against the wall was definitely not his grandmother. Wild spirals of red hair gave her a sexy bed-head look regardless of the cornered animal glint in her cinnamon eyes.

She wore an old Maico High baseball jersey. Wait. That was his old baseball jersey.

His bed, his clothes. What else had she claimed that belonged to him?

And why?

She was human and likely unaware of the implications of marking a male Wahya’s belongings with her scent.

As if he could smell her anyway.

Still, that this small slip of a woman had claimed his discarded clothes and his abandoned bed sparked a possessive thump in his chest. His gaze prowled the small swell of her breasts and the narrow curve of her hips cloaked beneath his shirt.
She sported the longest legs he’d ever seen on someone so petite. Soft, toned legs that inspired steamy visions of them tangled around his hips as he moved inside her until she shattered in ecstasy, breaking him with her.

The full moon had passed, so his attraction was real. Not something prompted by primitive hormones riddling him to fuck the nearest willing female. That this one didn’t look so willing was like an ice dump on his stiffening cock.

Southern born and bred, Kristal Hollis grew up amid cane fields and orange groves. Books fed her imagination, providing adventurous portals to ancient civilizations, medieval fiefdoms, alternate realities and futuristic worlds. Then, a friend gave her Johanna Lindsey’s FIRES OF WINTER, a historical romance which ignited a life-long love affair with romantic fiction.

After earning a degree in psychology, Kristal has enjoyed career and volunteer endeavors that have included sales, banking, social services, and animal rescue. When a family medical situation required her to take a work sabbatical, she began penning deliciously dark paranormal romances as an escape from the real-life drama. Even though the crisis passed, her passion for writing continues.

Currently, Kristal lives with her husband and two rescued dogs at the edge of the enchanted forest that inspires her stories.

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