Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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Sex.
Alcohol. 
More drama than a soap opera.
Welcome to senior year.

One Night, we all get together. We're about to start our final year in high school, our last chance to do everything we've ever wanted before we head out into the real world. Before we lose our chances to have closure--or to start the next chapter together.

Olivia and Dustin and Emily are all Just Friends, but between the parties and the what-ifs and the maybes, lines are getting blurry. Sometimes, they get crossed. Ryan's the new kid. He's off-limits to Liv after Em dibsed him. But after the worst betrayal, you know what they say about best friends making the worst enemies. 

Amanda's a regular girl. Tuttle's the coolest guy in school. There's no way he wants to be More Than Friends with her. Except that for him, football games and college applications can't fill the void she's left in his life. He wants her Forever.

First loves.
Last chances.
What's a little backstabbing between friends?

**All three books from the FRIENDS series is included in this box set, plus the bonus novella ONE NIGHT!**

Monday, October 9, 2017

Cover Reveal - THE REAL DEAL by Lauren Blakely

   

THE REAL DEAL is coming July 10, 2018! A sexy, witty, and heartfelt brand new standalone romantic comedy from #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely, THE REAL DEAL is sure to make you swoon, laugh, and squirm at all the right moments. Pre-order your copy today! And don’t miss the new cover below!

   

About THE REAL DEAL:

Sophie Kinsella meets Jennifer Crusie in your next favorite romantic comedy, THE REAL DEAL!

April Hamilton wants you to know she hasn’t been on Craigslist since that time she sold her futon after college. She doesn’t even spend that much time online. And even if she did, she would not be looking up personal ads. But going home alone for her family's summer reunion is an invitation for every single relative to butt into her personal life. She simply can’t handle another blind date with the butcher, the baker or the candlestick maker from her hometown. So when she finds the Craigslist ad for a boyfriend-for-hire, she’s ready to pay to play.

Heading Home and Need a Buffer? I’m the REAL DEAL.

Theo Banks has been running from the past for years. He’s this close to finally settling all his debts, and one more job as a boyfriend-for-hire will do the trick. He’s no gigolo. Please. He’s something of an actor, and he knows how to slip into any role, including pretending to be April’s new beau -- the bad boy with the heart of gold.

Even if it means sleeping in close quarters in that tiny little bed in her parents’ inn. Even if it means spinning tales of a romance that starts to feel all too true. What neither one of them counts on is that amid the egg toss, the arm wrestling, and a fierce game of Lawn Twister that has them tangled up together, they might be feeling the real deal.

She only wanted to show her family once and for all that she had no need to settle down.

He didn’t expect to have the time of his life at her parent’s home.

They didn’t plan on loving every single second of the game.

But can a masterful game of pretend result in true love?

 

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 A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In October, she'll release HARD WOOD, a standalone romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter    

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Release Blitz - Hideaway by Penelope Douglas


Title: Hideaway
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Author: Penelope Douglas
Release Date: October 2nd, 2017



Synopsis:

DEVIL'S NIGHT is returning! Hiding places, chases, and all the games are back...

BANKS

Buried in the shadows of the city, there’s a hotel called The Pope. Ailing, empty, and dark—it sits abandoned and surrounded by a forgotten mystery.
But you think it’s true, don’t you, Kai Mori? The story about the hidden twelfth floor. The mystery of the dark guest who never checked in and never checks out. You think I can help you find that secret hideaway and get to him, don’t you?
You and your friends can try to scare me. You can try to push me. Because even though I struggle to hide everything I feel when you look at me—and have ever since I was a girl—I think that maybe what you seek is so much closer than you’ll ever realize.
I will never betray him.
So sit tight.
On Devil’s Night, the hunt will be coming to you.

KAI

You have no idea what I seek, Little One. You don’t know what I had to become to survive three years in prison for a crime I would gladly commit again.
No one can know what I’ve turned into.
I want that hotel, I want to find him, and I want this over.
I want my life back.
But the more I’m around you, the more I realize this new me is exactly who I was meant to be.
So come on, kid. Don’t chicken out. My house is on the hill. So many ways in, and good luck finding your way out.
I’ve seen your hideaway. Time to see mine.

*Hideaway is a romantic suspense suitable for ages 18+. While the romance is a stand-alone, the plot is a continuation of events that began in CORRUPT (Devil's Night, #1). It is strongly recommended that you have read Corrupt prior to reading this. It is currently on sale for $0.99.






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REVIEW by Heather:

Let me start off by saying that Corrupt (Book 1) was in my TOP 5 books last year. Actually it was #2. I could not get enough of these characters. I have read Corrupt multiple times, that's how much I love it.  So that brings me to HIDEAWAY, which is Book 2 in the series and focuses on KAI.

Kai was a mystery to me in Corrupt. I was intrigued by him. The sauna scene in Corrupt blew my mind. I was never expecting that. But once again, it made me want to know more about him. What made him tick. What made him the man he is.

In Hideaway, we learn that a girl 6 years ago caught the attention of Kai. He stumbled upon her unknowingly at church, of all places. He was able to talk openly to her, able to show a little glimpse of his true self to her. All was done while without knowing the identity of her. Little did he know, she KNEW him. She was familiar with him. She knew who he was. 

Banks was the girl on the other side of the confessional. She listened intently while Kai talked about what excited him. What drove him.  Banks was quite the heroine. She was strong, inquisitive, and knew what she wanted even at a young age. When Banks fist spoke with Kai, she was 17, he was a year older than her, being 18.

Kai and Banks seem to cross paths a few times before Kai realized, she was the girl from the church. The girl he bared a little bit of his soul to. For some reason, he felt as though he could confide in her. The only problem is, Kai truly doesn't know Banks. 

Damon, one of Kai's best friends, seems to have an interest in Banks. Damon is very protective of her, or shall I say POSSESSIVE of her.... big difference. But why? Damon treats women like they are objects. Toy or tool? 

So what is it about Banks that has these up in arms about her. Kai is definitely interested in her. He wants to know more about this mystery girl. But Damon is in the way at every turn.

We all know the turn of events that occur in Corrupt. I won't go into them, in case you haven't read it yet. Damon plays a KEY role in this book. He has Kai, Will, Michael and Rika on high alert. What will Damon do? When will Damon strike? How will this turn out? 

When the bomb is dropped, and a revelation is revealed, I was like, oh my goodness, Penelope is a genius. This is going to be EPIC...  

Some say that love only hurts. But is that true? Trust is usually earned, right? At every turn, Banks seems to choose one person over the other? The question is.... WHY?  That answer is pivotal in this book.  

Penelope's sense of humor shines in this book and I laughed out loud a few times, especially during one particular scene. "Whoa there tiger." (read the book and you will know why I was cracking up.)

Hideaway is deep, dark and will have you spiraling to know what happens next. Hideaway kept me on the edge of my seat with each turn of the page. It's intense from start to finish.

I received an ARC prior to publication in exchange for an honest review. However, I purchased the book when it went live on Amazon.











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About The Author:

Penelope Douglas is a full-time writer living in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter. When she's not writing or reading, she loves road-tripping, touring retired, old ships, and pinning anything not nailed down.
Her books include the Fall Away series (Bully, Until You, Rival, Falling Away, Aflame, and Next to Never) and the Devil's Night series (Corrupt and Hideaway (and Kill Switch and Nightfall--not yet released). Please look for her stand-alones Misconduct and Punk 57. Available now.
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Wrecked by JB Salsbury



SYNOPSIS:

When you can't trust yourself, how can you ask anyone else to?


It's been months since Aden Colt left the Army, and still the memories haunt him. When he moved into a tiny boat off the California coast, he thought he'd found the perfect place to escape life. Then Sawyer shows up and turns his simple life upside down. Beautiful and sophisticated, she seems out of place in this laid-back beach town. Something is pushing her to experience everything she can-including Aden. But as much as he wants her, starting a relationship with Sawyer puts them both at risk. For Aden, the past doesn't stay there; it shows up unexpectedly, uncontrollably, and doesn't care whose life it wrecks.


REVIEW:

It's been months since Aden Colt left the Army, and still the memories haunt him. When he moved into a tiny boat off the California coast, he thought he'd found the perfect place to escape life. Then Sawyer shows up and turns his simple life upside down. Beautiful and sophisticated, she seems out of place in this laid-back beach town. Something is pushing her to experience everything she can-including Aden. But as much as he wants her, starting a relationship with Sawyer puts them both at risk. For Aden, the past doesn't stay there; it shows up unexpectedly, uncontrollably, and doesn't care whose life it wrecks.

Sawyer Forresters terminally ill sister Celia begs her to go to San Diego pretending to be her so she can pack up her belongings for her and her friends would not find out why she left.  Sawyer does what she needs to do for Celia but it is not easy especially when she begins a love affair with Aden. 

Aden Colt is seriously struggling with life and living after he returns from losing friends under his command.  He is existing and not living.  He hides behind drinking and faceless women.

Until he meets who he believes is Celia Forrester but is actually Sawyer,  Celia's sister.  Sawyer also has issues from her past that she needs to work through but she wants Aden, she wants him and she wants to prove to Celia she can move on and someone Celia could and would be proud of.

But what will happen when Aden finds out the truth, what will he do when he finally opened his heart and dove right in and he learns he has been lied to from the beginning?  Will his love for Celia/Sawyer be strong enough to withstand the betrayal, will he understand?


JB Salsbury has done it again, she breaks your heart into a million pieces and slowly and methodically puts it back together and smooths the pieces out.  She has an amazing way with a story and her characters.  She writes the broken person so unbelievably wonderful.  4.5 beautiful stars!

STUD FINDER Review & Excerpt Tour

   

From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes the sexy and hilarious title…STUD FINDER, a new novella brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights!

As a broker of happily ever afters, Evie Milligan’s job is to serve as a “stud finder,” pairing wildly successful women with men who won’t fleece them and will adore them. Her next assignment ought to be an easy one -- the man she’s seeking a match for is fun, smart, rich and in demand. The trouble is, Evie is falling hard for her client. What happens when the matchmaker meets her match?

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No. Just no. As a woman and a professional matchmaker, I can’t let Dylan Parker run this ad. He’s the catch of all catches. That’s why his sister has asked me to help her ridiculously good-looking, insanely rich, but socially clueless brother find a woman. As a broker of happily ever afters, I’m known as the Stud Finder since I make a great living pairing wildly successful women with men who won’t fleece them but will adore them. After all, what woman in her right mind wouldn’t fall in love with Dylan?

I mean, besides me. It totally won’t be me.

 

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REVIEW by Heather:

I am a huge fan of Lauren Blakey. I love her writing style. In reality, she is one of the only authors I read that writes a great rom-com. From start to finish she makes you laugh, swoon and fall in love with her characters. I LOVED Dylan in Stud Finder. I loved his personality, his charm, and I will go out on a limb and say, his innocence. I loved how he was not a social butterfly, his social skills made him seem awkward. When he places an on-line ad and the vultures began to circle him as he were prey, I was happy to see his sister convince him to allow her best friend, Evie who is a matchmaker, set him up.

I was intrigued to see where this went. When Evie and Dylan meet to get a game plan, the two of them hit it off. But Evie has a cardinal rule, NEVER GET INVOLVED WITH A CLIENT. SO what happens when the two of them find each other attractive? Will either act on it? Will the two of them ignore their feelings? Will one of them put themselves out there? Would Evie find him a match or will she break every rule in her book to go after the one guy that makes her want something she never thought she needed? 

I love the connection with Evie and Dylan. Stud Finder is a quick read and will have you laughing at their conversations. 

Love can be found when you are least expecting it. Ask Evie.....  She found her match!


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“Witty dialogue, fun dates, and a deliciously nerdy hero all match perfectly with a heroine who doesn't really know she needs all that until it's right there in front of her. Lauren Blakely has another winner with this one!”

~Crystal, Bookseller


EXCERPT:

I’ve known Dylan for the last year or so. He’s our first baseman, and a Scrabble teammate in a monthly competition hosted by some friends, not to mention the winner of the Punniest Costume from Olivia’s most recent Halloween party, put on by her friend Henley at the Battery Park penthouse she shares with her husband, Max. Sporting a blue shirt, Dylan had draped a phone cord around his neck and hung a rubber chicken from it for Chicken Cord on Blue.

How have I never noticed his ass before? Maybe I was looking at the chicken. Although, in all fairness, I think I checked out his behind on the field in Central Park when he whacked a grand slam earlier this summer.

I wave. “Hi, Dylan!”

He stops a foot away from me. “Hey, Evie, person who’s not holding a cell phone like everyone else in the city. How do you function?”

I laugh. “I know. I’m a throwback.”

“And it’s not even TT. Throwback Thursday,” he says, quickly explaining. “You’re old-school interacting with the RW.” He pauses, peering at me through his brown eyeglasses. “That’s real world.”

“I figured as much.”

He laughs awkwardly. “Sorry. I get caught up.” He steps closer and offers a hand to shake. He stops. Shakes his head. “Wait. That’s weird. We can hug, right?”

A smile crosses my lips. “We can definitely hug IRL.”

He laughs again, and this time it’s not awkward.

As he wraps his arms around me, he says, “I was debating a cheek kiss, but that seemed old-fashioned. Same as a kiss on the hand. By the way, did my sister tell you she thinks I’m socially clueless?”

I don’t answer him right away, because his arms are so sturdy, stronger than I’d expected, and I’d nearly forgotten how tall he was—I’m guessing six foot one. And he smells so good, like deodorant, which is actually quite a nice scent on a man since it means he’s showered, and he’s clean.

I’m a big fan of clean.

       

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    About Lauren Blakely: A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In October she'll release HARD WOOD, a sexy, standalone romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter    

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Monday, October 2, 2017

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SYNOPSIS:
Two lives…as close to perfect as they can be.
Camryn Townsend has everything she’s always dreamed of…an amazing family, supportive friends, and the perfect job. Everything a girl could want. Or is it? A trip back to her childhood home threatens to unravel her web of perfection.
Her problem…she’s in love with her best friend and she’s too scared to sacrifice their friendship for a love she’s always wanted.
Jamie Banks’ life is the epitome of perfection. His company is thriving, his band is on the cusp of stardom, and the girl he loves is returning home.
His problem…the girl he loves has been his best friend for as long as he can remember and he’s not sure he’s ready to sacrifice his best friend for a lover. Pursuing a relationship with the possibility of losing her has him second-guessing everything he knows.
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EXCERPT:

“Yo, you like what you’re seeing? The girls sure have formed a fan club out there,” Christian yells across the table. He is being such a ball breaker today. Do I have ‘I’m in love with your sister’ written on my damn forehead?
“You gonna let those guys try and make a move on the girls, or are you going to show them what you got?” he continues with a raised eyebrow challenging me.
Sitting here at the table watching the girls dance is killing me. My fists are clenching under the table as I notice guys approaching the girls. The girls aren’t paying them any mind until one dude walks up behind Camryn. He stands there, eyeing her up like she’s a freaking piece of candy. He hasn’t touched her yet, but the idea of him being that close to her has my blood boiling. My jaw begins to clench, and my body tenses. I look over at Christian, and he has this shit eating grin on his face.
Not being able to stand it anymore, I grab my beer and take a long swig. It’s nearly empty, so I motion to Lincoln to order me another one then I head to the dance floor. Camryn’s back is toward me so she doesn’t see me approaching, but Morgan does and she has a huge smile on her face. If I were to bet, I would think Morgan knows more than she lets on about Camryn’s feelings for me. But, of course, Morgan being her best friend, her lips are sealed yet she never misses an opportunity to make comments about the two of us.
Morgan continues to dance in front of Camryn, never letting her know that I nudged the guy out of the way. Desnudate by Christina Aguilera comes on and Morgan moves in between Camryn’s legs so she can grind up against her. Morgan wiggles her eyebrows at me and yells over the music and motions to me behind her, “Cami, keep dancing. You’re good.” Camryn doesn’t turn around to see who is behind her. I’m guessing she figures if Morgan said to keep dancing, she’s going with the flow. It could also be that she had a huge grin plastered on her face when I approached, so Camryn knew it was okay to continue to dance.
My body is now against Camryn’s back and my hands are on her waist moving her to the beat. Camryn hasn’t attempted to turn around, and I want to keep it that way. I don’t want her to know it’s me… not yet. Camryn continues to dance, her hips moving to the beat and her ass is grinding against my straining dick. Heel, boy…Down. I move back a little, trying to adjust myself, but it’s not working. Screw it, moving closer to Camryn I pull her ass into me and move my hips. I know she can feel how hard I am for her, but she doesn’t pull away, so I move my hands so they are around her waist and rub her stomach. I can feel her muscles tense up under my touch, but she is enjoying this as much as I am.
Morgan laughs while she dances. She moves away from Camryn to Karsen and Lindsey, leaving Camryn with me. I lean down and gently move Camryn’s hair away from her neck. The smell of her lavender vanilla body spray makes my mouth water.
Whispering, “Are you enjoying yourself?” I can feel her laugh as my hands glide across her stomach. She simply nods her head and continues to push against me. Camryn’s body relaxes, so my hands continue to roam up and down her lean body. She knew it was me the entire time. Camryn would have never allowed a stranger to dance with her the way I am. When Morgan gave her the okay, she knew it was me. Camryn knows my body, this isn’t the first time we’ve danced like this. Leaning into her ear again, I ask “Do you feel what you’re doing to me, Camryn?”
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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Because of Him by Terri E. Laine



ABOUT THIS BOOK:
A love story born out of chaos.
Where light and dark both meet.
Every story demands to be told.
This is mine. 

I crave normal with a fierce passion that makes absolutely no sense.
The sheltered life I've lived doesn't even begin to cover it.
Fear was taught.
Fear was learned.
But I want to be brave, fearless even.
I want to live.
And life doesn't wait for me to be ready, it just provides.
One thing...
Him.
Tade Astor.
A guy so gorgeous he steals my breath away.
He jeopardizes all the tiny little barriers built around me.
He wants me.
He's determined to have me.
But he's not safe.
Not the guy I should give my heart to.
But he's good at ripping down walls.
Past.
Present.
Future.
All collide.
This is my story.
The pretty.
The ugly.
The truly transcending.
And it's all because...
Of.
HIM.


At the heart of Because of Him is a love story. But due to certain sensitive topics, it might not be suitable for all readers.



REVIEW by Heather:

I have to be honest. I bought this book solely on the cover. The cover is absolutely stunning. When I read what the book was about, I was intrigued as well.  Tade Astor is quite the perfect book boyfriend. His father is a politician. He is trying to live the normal life at a small college, spending his time on the water, on the row team. He loves to sail as well. 

He stumbles upon Reagan and she makes him feel.  Makes him want. Want things that he vowed he'd never do.  There is something that intrigues him about her from the moment he laid eyes on her.  Tade is into one night stands. One and done, no strings attached. What is it about Reagan that makes him want more?

Reagan knows Tade's type. Love em and leave em. Or shall I say screw them and leave them.  Tade sets out to prove that his reputation doesn't define who he is. Tade wants to spend time with Reagan, so when she agrees, he goes all out.

This story was hard to read at times. There are flashbacks in the book of some disturbing events. At times I wasn't quite sure who endured them.  By the end of the book, there was a OH MY GOODNESS moment.  

The past collides with the present at full force. Enough to knock the wind out of you. The ending is EPIC. 

I adore Tade and it warmed my heart how he treated Reagan. He never pushed her to do anything she wasn't ready for. He was always honest with her and in return only asked her to trust him. 

Because of Him has some dark points, yet it is heartwarming and will definitely tug on your heartstrings.  The characters in this story are strong, and the story is VERY well written. I love the sub-characters, and hope there will be more to their stories to come. 

Do I recommend this book. ABSO-FREAKING-LUTELY !!!!!  Your heart will go on a rollercoaster ride that you will not want to get off.