Saturday, June 27, 2015

Goal Line by Bianca Sommerland - Excerpt #Pre-Order

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Goal Line

The Dartmouth Cobras Book #7

Coming June 29, 2015



The goal doesn’t count until it crosses the line.

Captain of the Dartmouth Cobras hockey team, Dominik Mason, believes his team can make a damn good playoff run. He and his men won’t stop fighting until they win the ultimate prize. There’s no doubt when it comes to The Game.

Off the ice, there’s nothing but uncertainty. His life has been in a holding pattern and it’s time to move on. Which might be easier without the lifestyle that has lost its appeal. As much as he loved training subs, he’s tired of giving his all only to go home alone.

Tragedy once brought him closer to Sahara Dionne, the exquisite, yet fragile Ice Girl, but when her abusive-ex darkens her path once again, Dominik can’t help but wonder if his friendship might not be the best thing for her.

But she craves his touch, his dominance, and his possession. Everything he desires is finally within his reach.

All he has to do is take the shot.

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The flight to New York was short, but they’d been sitting on the plane, waiting for clearance to take off for what seemed like forever. Shawn slid the window cover up to look out at the runway, counting the planes ahead of them and trying to guess how much time they had left. The pilot had announced a twenty-minute delay.


The engine growled and the plane shifted forward. White grabbed Shawn’s knee. “Please close the window, man.”

Not even bothering to ask why, Shawn slid the cover down. White always hated flying, but some flights were worse than others. And the bruising grip on Shawn’s knee made it clear that this would be a bad one. He had a few tricks to distract White—on a trip to LA, he’d actually read to the man until he passed out and slept the whole way. But that was before Tim’s death. After, the focus had changed to keeping White awake. Bruiser had nasty fucking nightmares about being crushed in a car, or a mine, or sometimes both.

Heights had always been an issue, but flying seemed to combine all his fears into a debilitating terror that had several team therapists struggling to find the right kind of therapy to get White past it. So far, they’d made little progress.

White was doing his yoga breathing thing though, so he wasn’t at panicking point yet.

They hit the runway. The plane sped up.

The grip on Shawn’s knee tightened even more.

If I’m gonna be out with a lower-body injury, mind squeezing a bit higher, pal?” Shawn laughed, hoping White would see the humor and relax a little.

Instead, he dropped his head back and groaned. “Don’t fucking tempt me.”

Wouldn’t dream of it. But I’ll tell you this. You’re gonna fuck me before you die.” If he let himself consider that statement, he’d get damn depressed. But it made a good joke. “Obviously, that means you’ll live a very, very long time.”

The slight slant of White’s lips was close to a smile, so Shawn sat back until they’d reached the altitude where he could put a movie on his iPod. He’d ordered the new Avengers one special because he knew White hadn’t seen it yet.

You’d seriously let me do that?”

Movie all ready to go, Shawn sat back, arching a brow as he tried to figure out what the fuck White was talking about. “Let you do what?”

Fuck you.”

All right, did we both die? Shawn rubbed a hand over his eyes and groaned. “Don’t say shit like that to me, Bruiser. People who aren’t fucking don’t need to have conversations about it.”

White nodded slowly. He pressed the call button for the flight attendant, then ordered two whiskeys on ice. Apparently he needed both to continue the chat he wouldn’t let go.

He cleared his throat when they were alone again. “But…you’ve sucked my dick, man. And other stuff. So it’s not like we’re just two people—besides, only Sahara’s ever gotten you off.”

Fuck me. Shawn didn’t usually worry too much about being overheard, but Sahara had already flown to New York. To meet up with Mason. Shawn and she had talked, and he and Mason were cool, but the man didn’t need fucking details from White.

 Thankfully, Mason was sitting at the other end of the plane with the new kid.

 “I don’t really give a shit who gets me off.” Shawn let out a strained laugh that White didn’t catch. “You want to fuck me, then it’s pretty simple. Unbuckle your seat belt and go wait for me in the bathroom.”

What should have shut him up about fucking made White’s face go red. He sat there for a bit, staring at his hand, which was still on Shawn’s knee
Then he got up and walked down the aisle between the seats, disappearing into the bathroom.

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Bianca Sommerland was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. When not reading neurotically or writing as though the fate of the world rests on her keyboard, she is either watching hockey or teaching her daughters the beauty of a classic, steel pony while reminiscing about her days in Auto Body Mechanics.

Her time is balanced with utmost care between normal family life, and the internal paranormal realm where her characters reside. For the most part, she succeeds.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

24-Karat Conspiracy by EM Lynley - Exclusive Excerpt

24-Karat Conspiracy
Series: Precious Gems
Book: Four
Series is recommended to be read in order


Love is the only gold

Former Ranger turned FBI agent Reed Acton faces his biggest challenge yet: a Christmas visit from partner Trent Copeland’s parents. He’s less equipped to handle hugs and holidays than the Taliban or international art thieves. When he’s assigned to track down a set of gold Babylonian artifacts looted from the Iraqi National Museum after the fall of Baghdad, things start to look up.

This time, Trent’s part of the mission, which takes them to exotic Istanbul. The crowded streets and labyrinthine markets fascinate Trent, but soon murder is on their trail. The investigation continues as Reed goes undercover at a US Army base, with Trent masquerading as his spouse. Surprisingly, fastidious and ever-fashionable Trent fits into base life right away and soon takes one of the suspects’ wives under his wing when domestic abuse rears its head.

Their faux marriage leads Reed to appreciate Trent in ways he never expected, strengthening their bond—until Reed has to confront the worst demons from his past: his relationship with his estranged family.

Pages or Words: 240 pages, 72k words

Categories: Contemporary, Mystery, Romance

Trent had just finished dinner with his parents and was walking back to the apartment when his cell phone rang.

“It’s Reed,” he told them and stopped to answer. He hated walking and talking, especially on the phone with Reed. “Hi, babe. How’s it going?”

“I finally got back to my hotel room and I’m waiting for room service. How’re you and your parents?”

“We just finished dinner. You’ve had a long day.”

“Really long day.”

“Let me walk Mom and Dad to their hotel and then call you when I get home.”

Trent felt guilty for rushing them the last three blocks and leaving with just a quick hug and kiss before racing around the corner to his apartment. Reed had barely been gone eighteen hours, but Trent already missed him. He pushed speed dial as soon as he got out of the elevator on the top floor of the building.

“Hey,” Reed said. His voice was all thick and gravelly, kind of like right after sex. Trent’s chest hurt a little to hear it and know he wasn’t the one who made Reed sound that way.

“Hey. You sound so sexy right now.”

“Really?” Reed made a noise that sounded like he was sucking on something.

“Uh, yeah. Well, you did. What are you doing?” Trent paused. “Or is that who are you doing?”
This time there were swallowing sounds.


“Sorry, I’m just stuffing down a burger. I haven’t eaten since lunch, which was about a hundred hours ago.”

“Oh. Sorry.” Heat bloomed at the nape of his neck and he ran his hand up along the back of his head. “I like those sounds, when you make them on me.”

Reed laughed. “I will soon. Promise.”

“You up for some phone sex?”

“I guess your parents aren’t around?”

“Sure they are. They want me to put you on speakerphone.”

Reed made a strangled sound, then started coughing. “Jesus, Trent, I almost choked to death here.”

“Is that a no?”

EM Lynley writes sizzling gay romance with a hint of mystery. She loves books where the hero gets the guy and the loving is 11 on a scale of 10. A Rainbow Award winner and EPIC finalist, EM has worked in high finance, high tech, and in the wine industry, though she'd rather be writing hot, romantic man-on-man action. She spent 10 years as an economist and financial analyst, including a year as a White House Staff Economist, but only because all the intern positions were filled. Tired of boring herself and others with dry business reports and articles, her creative muse is back and naughtier than ever. She has lived and worked in London, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., but the San Francisco Bay Area is home for now.

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Brash by @LauraWrightRom #Review #4stars @SignetEclipse

The New York Times bestselling author of the Cavanaugh Brothers novels returns to the Cavanaugh’s Texas Triple C ranch as the brothers confront the painful memories of their childhood and the truth about their sister’s murder…

No matter how many fights UFC champion Cole Cavanaugh wins, he can’t rid himself of the guilt of not having saved his twin sister’s life. Now, not only is he facing his arch enemy in the ring, he’s fighting to uncover the truth about Cass’s death. But will winning both fights truly give him the retribution and absolution he seeks? Or does he need the healing power of love to finally move on with his life?

The mystery surrounding Cass’s murder also haunts veterinarian Grace Hunter. Many believe that her father might hold the key to the truth. Unfortunately the ex-Sheriff’s deteriorating mental state makes it impossible to separate fact from fiction. As Cole persuades Grace to help him unlock the elusive clues, her defenses weaken. She finds the Stetson-wearing fighter irresistible. But while the truth could free Cole’s heart, it could very well end up shattering hers.

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Grace Hunter doesn’t want to think that her father could have covered up the murder of Cole Cavanaugh’s sister Cass, but she does start to question it. So much so, that she offers to help Cole find answers.

These two have amazing chemistry. Especially when he’s laid up in her house, and she’s stuck with him. I also swear the animals almost steal the show, with the cutest rescue dog ever.

Cole is a hot and a bit arrogant hero. He is troubled, and all messed up because of the death of his twin, and has some groveling to make up for some of the ways he treated Grace on the way to answers.

Ms. Wright really kept me guessing, and when we get our biggest clue, I found myself wishing the next book was already out. I mean I have to know what happens with the information uncovered. This is definitely a great romantic suspense series, and I love that each book has uncovered just a little bit more all while allowing each new hero and heroine to fall in love.

I definitely recommend this book and all of the rest of the series. I’m anxiously awaiting the next installment. 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Riding the Storm by @CandaceBlevins #Review #PNR #4.5stars

Book Two of The Chattanooga Supernaturals.

As the vampires begin to realize bagged blood isn’t giving them what they need, Kendra goes in search of a human companion. She’s been a Domme for the past thousand years, and has never had trouble finding human men who want to submit to her.

Eric is a human adrenaline junkie who spends his time hang gliding and jumping out of perfectly good airplanes when he isn’t creating video games. And he smells of sunshine and blue skies — addictive to a vampire who’s seen neither for nearly three thousand years.

Unfortunately, he’s a Dom. But he’s so full of life, and he gives her adventures when she’d forgotten how to live with joy.

As the two navigate their compatibility in bed, Eric must figure out whether he can handle living in Kendra’s world, and the vampires have to figure out whether they can deal with their third in command submitting to a human they feel is so far beneath them on the evolutionary ladder.

While Kendra and Eric work through their personal challenges, they must also fight a group of powerful supernaturals planning to enslave Eric in an effort to exploit his skills and further their own agenda.

Can Kendra and Eric battle all of this to find happiness?

Warnings: This title contains consensual BDSM (M/f and F/m), bondage, mild discipline, use of toys including anal plugs, penis plugs, cuffs, floggers, and canes. Also, the bad guys are subjected to torture and extreme violence.

Dom and a Domme, a human and a vampire, the odds aren’t in their favor but they are determined to see where this relationship can go. Ms. Blevins is an author I can count on to write characters that are real, even vampires, because she makes their motives and their emotions so real to me.

Kendra is growing bored with her existence, after all she’s been around a long time. She meets Eric, a human that knows how to make every moment count.

I admit in the beginning these two get hooked up over some pretty minor and at the time unimportant things, especially when you compare to their future problems. At the beginning I wanted to smack some sense into both of them.

I also urge everyone to take the warning seriously. Ms. Blevins doesn’t write vanilla BDSM, she writes extremely sexy and hot and heavy BDSM. Pain is definitely something that happens.

Also, the bad guys seriously get tortured, but they had it coming and I loved how it allowed me to really see Kendra for who she is. In fact, it made me fall in love with her character more.

I definitely highly recommend this book. It’s not a light and fluffy read, but it’s worth every second spent reading.