Monday, May 14, 2018

Worth the Risk by K. Bromberg



From New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg comes a new, sexy standalone about taking chances and finding love when it’s least expected. Or wanted.

This whole contest was supposed to be easy. I knowI know. Famous last words.
It’s a long story, but I messed up at work. Big time. To earn back the trust of my boss, I promised to save one of our magazines. Yep. That Hot Dadcontest you’ve seen advertised all over the place was my idea. And if I’m successful, if I’m able to increase our online readership, then I get a shot at my dream job.
But the one thing I never expected to happen, happened: Contestant number ten, Grayson Malone. Hello, Mr. Difficult. And did I mention sexy as hell?
Unfortunately he knows me. The old me, anyway. And while we might be older now, I remind him of before. Of the woman who broke his heart, who hardened him, and who left him alone to raise the cutest little boy I’ve ever seen.
But I don’t want a relationship. And I definitely don’t fall for single dads with baggage. Even ones with chiseled abs and killer smiles.
But he got to me. They got to me.He and his son and their messy, crazy life.  But I got to him too. I see the stolen glances. I feel the walls he built start to crumble. I recognize that there’s an unexpected beauty to the chaos in his life.
And now that the contest is about to end, we’re left to decide whether the last six months were just fun or if what we have is worth risking it all?

Friday, May 11, 2018

BLOG TOUR - HOOKED ON YOU by Kate Meader






Book details
The Chicago Rebels series, Book 4
The eBook is on sale May 7, 2018!
The mass market is on sale May 29, 2018!
Mass Market Paperback • Price: $9.99 • ISBN: 9781501168574
eBook • Price: $5.99 • ISBN: 9781501180903

Book description

Violet Vasquez never met her biological father, so learning he left his beloved hockey franchise—the Chicago Rebels—to her is, well, unexpected. Flat broke and close to homeless, Violet is determined to make the most of this sudden opportunity. Except dear old dad set conditions that require she takes part in actually running the team with the half-sisters she barely knows. Working with these two strangers and overseeing a band of hockey-playing lugs is not on her agenda…until she lays eyes on the Rebels captain and knows she has to have him.

Bren St. James has been labeled a lot of things: the Puck Prince, Lord of the Ice, Hell’s Highlander...but it’s the latest tag that’s making headlines: washed-up alcoholic has-been. This season, getting his life back on track and winning the Cup are his only goals. With no time for relationships—except the fractured ones he needs to rebuild with his beautiful daughters—he’s finding it increasingly hard to ignore sexy, all-up-in-his-beard Violet Vasquez. And when he finds himself in need of a nanny just as the playoffs are starting, he’s faced with a temptation he could so easily get hooked on.

For two lost souls, there’s more on the line than just making the best of a bad situation… there might also be a shot at the biggest prize of all: love.

About the author
Originally from Ireland, Kate Meader cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Harlequins thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron, a fire hose, or a hockey stick, and she's there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines (and heroes) who can match their men quip for quip. Visit her at KateMeader.com.


REVIEW BY MICHELE:

This is the book I have been waiting for Violet and Bren St James have been teasing us since the beginning of the series.


This was a great way to wrap up the series the dynamic between these two was great. The interaction of  Violet and Brens girls was amazing and they bond between sisters was touching. While I loved the story I still want more from this family I am sad it’s over.





Excerpt

She blew out a breath that was half growl, picked up a can of Italian wedding soup, and examined the ingredient list like she was studying for a test. Why wasn’t she taking this opportunity to get under his skin using those taunts that tripped off her tongue like sensual ninja knives? 

“Have I offended you in some way, Violet?”

Keeping her chin dipped, she shook her head, but it was a shake of disbelief, not of disagreement with his question.

“Violet, look at me.”

Glittering eyes snapped to his, in them a flash of something—a visceral response to his demand—but it was gone so quickly that even the rewind called him a liar.

“Has something happened?”

“Look, St. James, you and I have never meshed, so we don’t need to pretend to get along. We just ran into each other at the store and you ‘saved’ me from the unseemly interest of a fellow shopper. ¡Maravilloso! ¡Gracias! Now you can take your steel buns and your sexy scowl off in the opposite direction.”

Color flagged her cheeks, making her olive skin glow. She was furious, and he still didn’t know why. He was also furious, and he had a better idea of the reason.

She’d changed the social contract. They’d been moseying along with her teasing and taunting and flirting, and him acting like it was the worst thing ever to happen to him. Like Violet’s attention was a fresh slice of hell, because in a way it was. She reminded him of everything he couldn’t have. She reminded him of the man he used to be. His body came alive around her, and alive was dangerous. Alive was the opposite of numb, and numb was his best defense against the demons whispering in his ear.

One drink won’t hurt. Thirst like yours can’t be quenched with anything but whiskey. 

If he allowed himself to want her, it was a slippery slope to succumbing to the demons at the door. Of course he couldn’t tell her this, so instead he latched on to her words.

“Steel buns?” There was also “sexy scowl,” but he figured he’d start with the ass stuff.

She rolled her eyes, then coasted those same eyes down his body, half hidden by the grocery cart. “As if you don’t know.”

“That I have an ass you could bounce a puck off of?” He twisted to check himself out. “S’pose I do, lass.”
She burst out laughing and muttered something in Spanish.

“What’s that?”

“Not for your ears, Scot.”

One day she’d tell him. One day, he’d get it out of her, preferably while her body arched into his and his body drove into hers. 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

COVER REVEAL - The Lies I've Told by J.L. Berg



From USA Today bestselling author J.L. Berg comes a brand new By the Bay stand-alone novel, THE LIES I'VE TOLD, releasing June 4th

Everything was going according to plan...
After years of working my way up the corporate ladder, it was finally my time to shine. I was about to receive the promotion of a lifetime.
But just like that, my life was destroyed with a single career crushing email.
Now, I am headed back home to North Carolina, under the ruse of an extended vacation to help run the family inn while my sister is on maternity leave. After all, what is family for? Plus, a few days at the beach could definitely help uncomplicate this crazy life of mine.

Enter Aiden Fisher.
Aiden is a guest at my sister’s inn. He’s wicked hot, a huge flirt and has one of the sexiest British accents I’ve ever heard. But beyond all that, I see a darkness in his soul, as if he’s carrying a great weight upon his shoulders.
I find myself pushing back my trip home to Florida in hopes that maybe I’ll look into those hazel brown eyes and finally see truth shining back instead of lies. That maybe he’ll stop running and tell me the truth for once.
But you know what they say about liars? It takes one to know one and I’ve been telling the biggest lie of all – I’ve fallen hopelessly in love with Aiden.
And isn’t that the scariest truth of all?
 



The Lies I've Told by J.L. Berg is releasing June 4th


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RELEASE BLITZ: Bane by LJ Shen

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Bane, the highly-anticipated next standalone in the Sinners of Saint Series by L.J. Shen is LIVE

Bane

Naked surfer. Habitual pothead. A con, a liar, a thief and a fraud.

Last I heard, he was extorting the rich and screwing their wives for a living.

Which is why I’m more than a little surprised to find him at my threshold, looking for my friendship, my services, and most puzzling of all—looking humbled.

Thing is, I’m on a boycott. Literally—I cut boys from my life. Permanently.

Problem is, Bane is not a boy, he is all man, and I’m falling, crashing, drowning in his sweet, perfect lies.

Jesse Carter

Hot as hell, cold as ice.

I wasn’t aware of her existence until a fat, juicy deal landed in my lap.

She’s a part of it, a little plaything to kill some time.

She is collateral, a means to an end, and a side-bonus for striking a deal with her oil tycoon stepdad.

More than anything, Jesse Carter is a tough nut to crack.

Little does she know, I have the f****** teeth for it.

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About LJ Shen

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L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat. Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards. She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Midnight Blue (Hollywood Chronicles #1) by L.J. Shen





From bestselling author L.J. Shen, comes a new, standalone, contemporary romance. 

It should have been easy.
I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death.
I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent.
The worst part is that I should have known better.
Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes.
“Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.”
Guess what? I didn’t listen.
I signed the contract.
World tour. Three months. Four Continents. One hundred shows.
My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god.
Problem was, my soul wasn’t enough for Alex Winslow. He ended up taking my body, too.
Then he took my heart.
Then he took my all



REVIEW by Heather:

We all know rock stars have a reputation. Alex Winslow is no different. When Indigo is given a job opportunity that she can't pass up, she never imagined that once she accepted the position, she would learn that she would be babysitting the rock star. Indigo needs the money. No matter how hard Alex pushes, she will not quit. Alex will do his best to torment her, but when he realizes that she is stronger than he thought, that excites him. Indigo vows that she will not fall for the Rock God.  But when tempted, will she take a bite of the forbidden fruit, or will she stay strong. 

Lines begin to blur between Alex and Indigo. Indigo doesn't want to be another notch on Alex's headboard. However, Alex wants her. He wants her bad. Will Alex get what he wants? Will Indigo be able to resist Alex Winslow?  Will Alex ever settle down? Can one woman change Alex Winslow? Will Indigo wait for Alex to change?

L.J. Shen will take you on a ride that you will not want to get off. You will fall for the cocky Rock God and love Indigo while she tries her damnedest not to fall for Alex. 




Blog Tour - Pick Six by Max Monroe



Blurb:

Sean Phillips is a sexy as sin enigma.
Cocky. Promiscuous.
The New York Mavericks star wide receiver.


His quick moves and sure hands extend way past the lines of the football field—and into the bedroom. 

Sure of himself and sure of his life, Sean’s convinced he can handle anything. But when beautiful, pint-sized Six Malone delivers a challenge he’s never faced before, his certainty starts to waver.

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Six Malone is a force to be reckoned with.
Feisty. Hilarious.
The popular YouCam vlogger Pick Six.
 

The chance to work with the Mavericks on an eight-episode vlog series is the opportunity of a lifetime, and Six knows it.
But after an interesting first encounter turns into a head-to-head battle with cocky football star Sean Phillips, her attention shifts—to keeping herself from falling in love. 

Too bad spending time with the team is part of the job, and Sean has a flawless track record…of getting what he wants.

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Pick Six: A term used when a quarterback throws an interception and a defensive player returns it for a touchdown, resulting in six points.

Pick(ing) Six: When a man-wh*ring baller meets his match.






REVIEW by Heather:

I LOVED Pick Six.  I'm not sure who I enjoyed more, the cocky, arrogant, Sean Phillips, or the feisty and smart mouthed, Six.

These two were a match made in heaven. Both of their outgoing personalities were a huge hit for me. Sean Phillips is known to be a manwhore. Sean lays his claim on Six, he practically lifted his leg and peed on her, to keep his fellow team mates away from her. 

Six hearts Sean's claim and ups her game. She will teach Sean to have a little humility. And let me tell you, the games she plays with Sean will have you laughing your asses off.

Six vows not to fall for the the playboy. She vows that she will not fall victim to his sexy body, his defined abs, or his HUGE penis.  She will not fall under the trap of Sean's penis.
Although, she says it is a beautiful penis deserving it's own thrown. 

When Six and Sean begin to spend more time together, their playfulness is turned up a notch.  Will they give into temptation? Will Six go back on her promise to herself and sleep with Sean?  Will one time together be enough for either, Sean or Six?  Will the two of them develop feelings for each other?

Can the manwhore change his ways?  Does he even what to change his whoring ways. He has one focus in life. FOOTBALL. Women complicate things. He prefers to have meaningless sex and not commit to anyone.  After spending so much time with Six, will his feelings change on the idea of a relationship?  Can Sean Phillips be a one woman guy? Will Sean win Six's heart?  Is Sean ready to go all in, in order to win the girl?

I devoured this book in one sitting. I loved Sean. I wasn't sure if he could top Quinn "QB", but he came close. I loved Sean's cocky attitude. He made me laugh. Then there is Six. She knew exactly how to handle Sean. As much as Sean dished out, Six dished it out twofold. Sometimes it takes a special someone to open your eyes. Six definitely did that to Sean.




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Teaser Share: Mogul by Katy Evans







He's my most delicious secret. 
The hot Suit I had a one-night stand with one evening. 
I didn't know anything about him, not even his name. 
Only that we shared a taxi, and he was staying at the hotel where I worked. 
We met in room 1103. Where he commanded not only my body but my soul. 
The next day he was gone and I only had a memory of him. 
I could still taste his kisses, feel his demanding touch. 
I searched for him for months. Daydreaming about him. Wondering if I'd ever find him. 
Until the day I find myself staring face to face with his jeweled black eyes again. 
He says lets keep it casual, and my heart knows that falling for this workaholic in a three-thousand-dollar suit is off the table. 
Because he has a secret. One that's a deal breaker for me. 
My Suit has a name. 
Ian Ford. 
And this is our story. 
*Mogul contains characters from Tycoon, but is written to be read as a standalone.

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