Saturday, October 21, 2017

ARC Review - Delta Redemption by Elle Boon!


BLURB:

Jase had his life mapped out in front of him. He was the leader of SEAL Team Phantom and planned to continue moving up in the ranks, until he met his mentor’s daughter. Falling for Brooke Frazee wasn’t on his agenda, but from the moment he saw the Admiral’s daughter, all bets were off. 

Brooke’s life wasn’t always easy, but she dreamed of someday finding her happily ever after. She never planned on falling for a military man like her father, until she unexpectedly meets Jase Tyler at her door. The thought of being with him both terrified and excited her.

Jase knew Brooke was the woman for him. After declaring their love for each other they were forced to part ways, for reasons Brooke will never understand. Jase is left with his heart in shreds as he’s shipped off on a mission, unsure of his return. Will war make him forget everything he’s leaving behind or will his mission leave him branded as a traitor?

Brooke was shattered when Jase left, but she was forced to move on with her life even though her dreams had changed. She’s not prepared when the man from her past walks back through the door, or for the secrets they uncover while on the run from danger.

Jase, no longer a member of Phantom Team, but not knowing who else he can trust to protect what he holds dear, calls on his former SEAL Team. As they reunite as a unit and work together, they find out that nothing is what it seems. If Jase and Brooke live through the coming days, will their love be able to endure when the dust settles? 

MY REVIEW:

WOW! Delta Redemption WOWED me! It touches on a few issues that had me downright bawling. The seriousness of suicide is straight up heartbreaking. Elle Boon put a TON of heart wrenching moments in this story. It felt so different than her previous SEAL Team Phantom stories. But it sure didn't lack in heat or suspense. I was BLOWN away by Jase's and Brooke's story! It was hot and heavy, thrilling and exciting that led to some tremendous moments of heartache and moments of complete and utter bliss...Elle Boon style! This book is completely unforgettable. 

This is a second chance romance that will leave you on the EDGE of your seat. You will thrive on the suspense, the HOT AND SWEATY sex and definitely the heart-warming romance. It sizzled...it really freaking did. The passion was there and it was glorious and SEXY and had me practically itching for more. And I tell you, there were a few surprises and twists I wasn't expecting that left me wide eyed. It was downright exciting! This is some of the BEST work yet from Elle Boon. She brought the passion, the heat, the gut-wrenching moments, and those adrenaline inducing action that I crave. 

Delta Redemption through one hell of a curve ball at me and I LOVED IT! I give this story a FIREWORKS GOING OFF AND TRUMPETS FLARING FIVE SHOOTING STARS! I am utterly impressed and DYING to see where else Miss Boon going to take us!

Finding Peace Excerpt Reveal!


Maryann Jordan
Finding Peace
Baytown Boys Book 4
Release Date October 27, 2017



Blurb:
The Baytown Boys Mysteries Military duty called them away to war zones, but after tours overseas, the group of friends found their way back home as men, seeking the peaceful little seaside town. Now, the band of brothers, together once more, work to provide a place for less fortunate veterans to call home. Brogan MacFarlane, a former Marine, filled his days with hard work at the family bar and his nights running along the shore to rid himself of the war memories he would rather forget. But there was one thing in town that provided a distraction…the pretty cop with the haunted eyes. Ginny Spencer loved the small, shore town and her job, as long as she could keep people at arm’s length. Former Army Military Police, she carried her own battle scars deep inside and that was just where she planned on keeping them. If only the surly bartender with the Irish blue eyes did not make her long for more. When reports of a Peeping Tom in town escalate to a man accosting women, Ginny and the Baytown police work to find the culprit, but for her, it opens wounds she would rather forget. Brogan, seeing her pain, steps in, no longer willing to sit on the sidelines. And in doing so, allows her to soothe his nightmares as well. When two scarred souls come together, their love allows them to find the peace they’ve been seeking. ****Due to scenes of an explicit sexual nature and language that some consider crude, please be warned - for 18+ only! If you do not like alphas with heart who fall instantly in love with strong female characters while dealing with real life issues...again be warned!!*****


EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: 
A knock on the front door had Brogan cursing under his breath, hoping whoever was there would leave. Another knock killed that hope. Sliding away from Ginny’s sleeping body and out of bed, he walked quietly to the door, throwing it open and observing Grant and Jillian on the porch.
“Yeah, I’ve got her and she’s fine.”
Snorting, Grant said, “Hell, man, we didn’t even ask anything.” Wrapping his arm around Jillian, “Glad she’s with you.”
Stepping out on the porch, he pulled the door shut behind him. “She had shit she needed to get out and I’m damn glad I was the one there.”
“She means something to you.” Grant did not ask but, rather, stated the obvious.
Nodding, Brogan replied with a simple, “Yeah.” Then, as an afterthought, he added, “Normally, I wouldn’t say shit, but since she’s one of your partners, I’ll let you know that she’s fine. Like all of us, got some stuff to deal with, but she’s good…and I’m going to make sure she stays that way.” Focusing intently on Jillian, he said, “It’d be good if she had some female support too. I’ll have a word with Katelyn. She doesn’t need anyone fussing, but I think it’s been awhile since she’s had girlfriends. Y’all might’ve driven me bat-shit crazy when I was a kid, but I know you’ll take care of her too.”
As Grant tucked Jillian in closer to his side, she said, “No problem, Brogan. We all really like her and we’ll be there for her.”
Nodding, he finished up, “Now, if there ain’t anything else, I’d like to get back to her. She’s sleeping right now and from what she says, that doesn’t come easily. I want to be there when she wakes up.” With a head jerk, he turned and walked back through his front door, missing the huge grin Grant and Jillian shared between themselves.
Blinking, Ginny tried to discern where she was. Her body was wrapped in warmth, a heavy weight across her legs. Her hand lay on a broad chest and as she lifted her head, she was greeted by a pair of sparkling, blue eyes. Blinking a few more times to bring everything into focus, a hand reached up and pushed messy tendrils out of her face before cupping her jaw.
“Brogan,” she breathed, just before their conversation slammed back into her.
Feeling her tense, his deep voice rumbled, “Oh, no. You’re not going back there. No shame…not with me. No guilt…not with me. And, sure as hell, no regret…not with me. You gave it all to me and I’m gonna help you carry it, honey.”
Unsure of his meaning, she hesitated slightly in silent question.
“I wasn’t kidding when I said you were the strongest person I know. What you endured…what you fought for. You’re fuckin’ amazing. You’re getting counseling and are right back in a career helping others when you could have said fuck it to everyone. And,” he added leaning so close his breath whispered across her face, “you are not in this alone. Not anymore.”
“I’ve carried it alone for a really long time—”
“I get that, but no more. You’ve got me and I’ll help you move to a place where it won’t hurt so much, if you’ll let me.”
Reaching up, she settled her palm against his face, the beard stubble rough underneath her fingers as she moved her thumb over his cheek. The worry creases in her face eased and a small smile curved her lips. “I’ll let you,” she whispered, realizing for the first time in years she did not feel alone.
He kissed her, cupping her cheek, moving his lips over hers, relishing the taste and texture of the petal softness. The desire to claim was strong. The desire to protect screamed at him. The desire to right all the wrongs she had suffered claimed him as they let words slip away, the only sound was the little moans from her lips and the deep growl in his chest.



Maryann Jordan

About the Author: As an Award Winning, Amazon International Bestselling and All-Star author, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble Best Selling Author, I have always been an avid reader. In 2013 I started a blog to showcase wonderful writers. In 2014, I finally gave in to the characters in my head pleading for their story to be told. Thus, Emma's Home was created. My first novel, Emma's Home became an Amazon Best Seller in 3 categories within the first month of publishing. Its success was followed by the rest of the Fairfield Series and then led into the Love's Series. Soon, other spin-off series came along and 8 of my books have made Amazon top 100 Bestselling books. Gabe, from the Alvarez Security Series won Silver Medal and 5 Star Review by the 2016 Reader's Choice Awards. Honor Love was an award winning novel from the 2016 Reader's Choice Awards. Serial Love was an award finalist novel from the 2016 Reader's Choice Awards. Coming Home was awarded the 5 Star Review by the 2017 Reader's Choice Awards. My books are filled with sweet romance and hot sex; mystery, suspense, real life characters and situations. My heroes are alphas, take charge men who love the strong, independent women they fall in love with. I worked as a counselor in a high school and have been involved in education for the past 30 years. I have just retired and look forward to more time with family and writing! I have been married to a wonderfully patient man for 36 years and have 2 adult, very supportive daughters. When writing, my dog or one of my cats will usually be found in my lap! I love to hear from readers, so please email me!

Friday, October 20, 2017

ARC Review - Not Cassandra by LJ Vickery!


BLURB:

Tucker Devons drives trucks…and owns Devons Brothers Excavating of Boston. The six-foot-two native of New Hampshire has enough work to keep him busy, but his love life sucks. The shark-like women he meets at city bars are anxious to sample his hard-won muscles, but aren’t too keen that he gets his hands dirty for a living. At thirty-seven, he’s beginning to doubt if the down-to-earth woman he fantasizes about truly exists.
Cassandra Merloff has clawed her way out of an oppressive home life in Minnesota only to end up being abused by a boyfriend in Boston. Oh, hell no. She needs to wait until the arrogant psychopath leaves the apartment, take the money she’s squirrelled away and run. Easier said than done. When the latest beating has her badly injured she flees, but a raging snowstorm threatens her very life.
Tuck’s unlikely encounter with Cassie has him meeting the woman with whom he could spend the rest of his life. But he needs to take it slowly. Cass is understandably skittish after having suffered at the hands of her boyfriend. Can Tuck tamp down his alpha personality long enough for Cass to trust him?

MY REVIEW:

Not Cassandra is one of the most AMAZING Damsel in Distress/knight in shinning armor romances I HAVE EVER READ! I SWOONED, I SIGHED, I FELL IN ABSOLUTE HARD CORE LOVE with this story! Every time I think I found a new series from Miss Vickery that I love, she swoops in with something brand new and I fall in love with her new one. And yep, it happened again with Not Cassandra. This story is sweet, sexy, beautiful, caring, and just...everything I look for in a GREAT romance. Cassandra and Tuck are such a dreamy couple. Tuck's handsomeness and protective urges and the way he cares for Cassandra is truly heart melting and I couldn't help but to lust and love him. Cassandra NEEDS someone like Tuck. But I had to admire her strong will, her beauty, her kindness and just her experiences. I respect her and definitely enjoyed this romance.

The first thing that had the breath catching in my throat and had my heart racing was this downright GORGEOUS cover! The colors, the couple, and just everything about it, called to my inner romantic. And then that synopsis had me instantly wanting to dive in. I love a good rescue romance and this one was TOP NOTCH! There was heart breaking moments, super tender moments, sexy and passionate moments and every time Tuck took care of Cassandra, I just fell more and more under his spell. This book was just PERFECT! I can't wait and hope to get Tuck's brothers books in the VERY near future because I am ADDICTED to this new series. Best book ever!

Not Cassandra gets a SMOLDERING AND DREAMY FIVE SHOOTING STARS! Prepare yourself for a sweet and sexy read that will have your heart melting and your panties dropping! 

Taken By the Seal Release Blitz!

We are so excited to be sharing Callie Harper's TAKEN BY THE SEAL with you! Be sure to grab your copy today!

 


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Now that I’ve taken her, I’m never letting her go. Taking Olivia hadn’t been my plan. I’d been prepping my cabin in the woods for my own getaway. I’m an ex-SEAL, but my instincts are still strong. One glimpse of her innocent, terrified eyes and I know I need to save her. I’d been working with the bad buys, but all it takes is one look at Olivia and I’m back playing the hero, rescuing the damsel in distress. Now we’re in my remote cabin, hidden away from the world. My little curvy virgin is looking up at me with a mix of innocence, fear, and desire. The need to possess is burning through my veins. She thinks she needs to escape. She’s not going to escape. She’s going to be mine. Add TAKEN BY THE SEAL to you Goodreads shelf here!  

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The sound of wood getting chopped and split draws me around to the side of the house. Knox is standing there with an axe, a chopping block and a pile of wood, looking like a poster for All That Is Man. He’s in a T-shirt while I stand there shivering under a blanket. Swat plasters it to his incredible muscles. He’s all hard everywhere I’m soft. I’ve never ben much of an athlete, never on any teams. Cooking and baking are my sports, and they tend to bring out my curves. He’s the exact opposite. He looks up, wiping the sweat from his brow across his powerful forearm. “Do you have my phone?” I venture to ask. He shakes his head no, resting a hand on the blunt end of the axe handle. “GPS tracking. Had to get rid of it.” “You got rid of it?” He nods. I sigh in frustration. All around me loom tall trees and the ground’s covered with thick underbrush. Nothing in the vast wilderness remotely resembles a path. He confirms my suspicions. “We’re the only cabin for ten miles in any direction. No people, just wolves, pumas and black bears.” “Nice.” Great mobster hangout he has here. Wait, aren’t Chicago mobsters big on city stuff, like living and playing in the city where they work? “Why do you have a cabin all the way out here if you work for the mob?” He exhales heavy, like I’ve asked him a question with a complicated answer. But he doesn’t give one. He doesn’t say a thing. Studying his features, I try to read him because, really, who the hell is this man? He saves me, but kidnaps me. He ties me up, but tells me it’s to keep me safe. He touches me, but only after I’ve practically humped him first. I look away, frustrated. I can’t read him at all, and it’s not just because the sunlight gleaming on his massive biceps is more than a little distracting. The man has a poker face. “If you work for the mob,” I try again, “why did you take me away from some other mob guys?” He scratches his temple, then admits, “I didn’t like what they had planned.” “So you weren’t part of the plan to drug and kidnap me?” “Not exactly.” “Why did you bring me here?” “To keep you safe.” 
  
   

About CALLIE HARPER

Callie Harper writes hot, fun page-turning romances. She is powered by coffee, wickedly sexy bad boys, and all things funny, intentional or otherwise. Born on the East Coast where she learned the joys of fast-paced sarcastic banter, she and her family are now kickin’ it in the West Coast sunshine. On any given day there’s a good chance you’ll find Callie outdoors enjoying the gorgeous Bay Area, but if she’s indoors, she’ll likely be reading, writing or eating, preferably all at once. Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sweet Life Cover Reveal!

 

 

    

He knows if she's been bad or good. Amidst the sugarplums and mistletoe, fashion stylist Julia Bennett is every inch a scrooge. Known for her ice-queen ways, she's having a meltdown over a botched business deal and an upcoming milestone birthday. Add the pressure of forced holiday cheer, and she's ready to dive into the spiked eggnog and not come out until summer. Warren Stone, president and owner of the Sugar Rush Candy Company, is determined to make Julia slow down and enjoy the holidays. As her friend and confidante for fourteen years, he knows her better than anyone. But when decking the halls leads them to an explosive, sexy night, everything suddenly changes. Just when Julia thinks Warren is all she wants for Christmas, an old flame comes to town and reminds her of the carefree girl she used to be. As the new year approaches, Julia is forced to decide if she wants to relive the past or embrace the future.  

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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances about professors, bad boys, candy makers, and protective alpha males who find themselves consumed with love for one woman alone. Originally from California, Nina holds a PhD in Art History and an MA in Library and Information Studies, which means she loves both research and organization. She also enjoys traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Although Nina would go back to college for another degree because she's that much of a bookworm and a perpetual student, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Newsletter  

Once Upon A Ghost Excerpt!


Erin McCarthy
Once Upon a Ghost
Murder by Design Book 3
Release Date: October 10, 2017
Blurb
With Bailey Burke's design and staging business booming- it turns out tangling with a serial killer is the best advertising ever- she has no time to lament her lack of love life, or wonder where her dead friend Ryan's ghost has gone. She hasn't seen him in months, but when she finds a body in a home she's been hired to stage she's hounded by the dead man's ghost.
Having been a medium before, this guy is by far the most irritating ghost she's ever met, with his constant need to talk over her and flick pennies at her head. Without Ryan to guide her, she's on her own to figure out what the dead man needs from her. On top of all that, cop Jake Marner is back in her life, ostensibly to protect her, but mostly to confuse her as to whether they are dating or not. 
Before she can say "Put It Where?" Bailey finds herself immersed in mob dealings, the secret world of male-only sweat baths, and double dealings. When another body turns up, there is no doubt that she's in over her head, again.






EXCERPT:

“Do you want a drink?” Marner asked as we strolled along East 4th Street, a mecca of restaurants, bars, and comedy and music venues. He had peeled off his suit jacket in the seventy-degree temperatures and loosened his tie. I had noticed a few women glance at him in appreciation, and I admit I had a feminine smugness that he was mine, ladies, all mine.
Aside from my pride, I liked the solidity of Marner. Even though we weren’t talking about the arraignment, his very presence, during and after, was reassuring. My stomach was still tight from seeing Nick the Prick (that would be his mob name, no doubt) and I wasn’t ready for dinner yet. “A drink would be great.”
“How about here?” He gestured to a lounge-like bar that boasted signature cocktails and jazz on the weekends. This was where Marner wasn’t like Ryan at all. He wasn’t just a beer and ballgames guy. He had layers. He also liked expensive bourbon, which had surprised me. I liked that no matter the crowd or the circumstance, Marner was always on sure footing. He could blend in at a dive bar, and manage to maneuver his way through a cocktail party. He was the guy that both your friends and your parents liked.
“Sure.” We went into the hushed interior with its dark wood bar and cushy furniture. It had a forties vibe to it, and after staring bewildered at the cocktail menu for ten minutes I let Marner talk me into a gin drink that was heavy on the floral notes. “Do you think I’m going to like this?” I asked, dubious.
“You’re very floral,” he told me, confident.
I couldn’t really argue that. At that very moment I was placing my floral Kate Spade mini handbag onto the bar top. It was the Jardin pattern, which was of course French for garden. Why was everything so much sexier in French?



About the Author
USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy first published in 2002 and has since written over seventy novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult romance, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Erin is a RITA finalist and an ALA Reluctant Young Reader award recipient, and is both traditionally and indie published.






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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Other Brother Cover Reveal!

   

   

  

I got the call. The dreaded call every child fears. My dad wasn’t well, and the man who had always been my everything needed me. There was only one thing to do; pack up and head back to my hometown. I had finally made my dream life in the city with the great job and loving boyfriend. But was there really a choice not to go? I found a wonderful job, a quaint house to rent, my boyfriend was working on joining me in Binghamton, and my favorite pizza place was only miles away. Life was good. Until I met my neighbor. It's been three years since I'd seen Aaron Walters, and my God is he all kinds of sexy gorgeous. Figures. He was supposed to be my forever, the man I grew old with, but he had different plans. How can a man who ripped my heart apart still trip me up? How can he make me still want him now more than ever? I’m tempted, I’m drawn toward him, I’m completely and utterly unaware that I’m dating his biological brother. Now two men own my heart. The question is, which brother will I choose? 

     

 
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped. Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking. Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!