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BLOG TOUR, GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Penalty by Jacob Chance

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Title: Penalty

Author: Jacob Chance

Genre: Sports Romance

Release Date: May 12, 2017

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Synopsis:

He’s the bad boy quarterback of Boston University’s football team. As the
son of a former NFL player, he’s showered with attention and praise
twenty-four-seven. One flash of his smile and all the girls fall at his
feet – or should I say to their knees?

And then there’s me.

Brady Lincoln is the last person I want attention from. He’s the kind of
guy my father warned me about. His play on the field is legendary and his
play with the ladies, even more so. I’ve managed to stay off his radar
until recently.

What happens when the cocky quarterback breaks all the rules to win my
heart?

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5 Stars

Jacob, in a very short amount of time, has become my favorite male author.  He’s a master of sweet and sexy, and I can’t get enough of his writing.  

Brady is the next in a ever growing line of swoon-worthy book boyfriends from Jacob. Brady is the epitome of college quarterbacks. Not only is he smart, not only is he gorgeous, he carries the playboy reputation like a badge of honor. And being the son of a famous NFLer, you know he’s going places. 

Harlow is sweet and shy, and hasn’t had the easiest life. She’s very studious, and rarely makes an appearance off campus if she can help it. If it weren’t for her bestie Raine, she probably wouldn’t have a social life at all. 

A chance encounter between the campus stud and the introvert changes both of their lives immeasurably.  And oh man, what a great story theirs is! I LOVE that Jacob has branched out in the the sports romance world. His romantic suspense is awesome, but this new realm of his writing (in my opinion) is his best yet.  

I love these two together, the supporting cast of character – Nick in particular – and this beautiful story of Brady and Harlows. I really hope Jacob continues down this sports romance road, and can’t wait to see what he brings us next.

 

 AUTHOR BIO:

Jacob Chance grew up in New England. He’s a martial artist, a football fan,
a practical joker and junk food lover.

An author of erotic thrillers, he plans to write many more sexy,
suspenseful stories.

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BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: Tease by Ella Frank

 

“The Temptation Series by Ella Frank was proof that if we open our minds and our hearts to love without boundaries, the result is nothing less than extraordinary.”

— Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

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Tease, the sexy new installment in The Temptation Series by Ella Frank is available now!!!

Tease (Temptation #4) by Ella Frank

Four years ago I met a man

who forever changed my life.

He dared me to try.

I dared him to love.

And while that’s where our story began, it’s certainly not where it ended.

-Tate Morrison

Excerpt:

“Hello, counselor. How’d the big case go today?”

Tate had been eyeing the clock all afternoon waiting to hear the outcome of the Berivax trial, and while he was happy it was finally going to be over, he also hoped all of Logan’s hard work had paid off.

“When was the last time we had sex?” Logan’s question was so blunt and unexpected it had Tate stumbling over his response for a second, and when he didn’t answer, Logan continued, “You don’t know, do you?”

The side of Tate’s mouth twitched at Logan’s disgusted tone. “Well, to be fair, you caught me off guard. I had to think for a minute.”

“And now that you’ve had time to think?”

“Umm…”

“Oh my God. You can’t remember,” Logan said, and Tate couldn’t stop his laugh then. “That’s fucking shameful.”

“We’ve just been—”

“Don’t say it—”

“—busy.” Tate headed over to the door that separated the bar from the tiny foyer and stairwell that went up to their loft, shut it behind himself, and took a seat on one of the steps. “Well, we have been. This case of yours has taken up most of your time, and with the bar hours we just got…busy.”

“Yeah? Well, that shit needs to stop. Right now.”

Tate leaned his shoulder against the wall and shut his eyes, picturing Logan with his jet-black hair, those piercing blue eyes, and that full, sensual mouth. Tate had barely had time to say goodbye to him this morning, and no matter how much he was laughing it off, Logan was right—this not seeing one another was bullshit. They needed to sit down and work something out, now that Logan’s schedule would be returning to something more manageable.

“Agreed,” Tate said. “Something needs to change.”

“Good. How about we discuss it at dinner?”

Tate winced. “I’m here until one.”

“Can’t you beg Amelia to stay and come meet me?” Logan asked, and if he hadn’t sounded quite so desperate, Tate might not have caved.

“Depends.”

“On?”

“What am I going to get if I come to you?”

Logan’s voice lowered to a tone that never failed to make Tate hard. “Me. All night. And maybe again in the morning. I’m in a giving kind of mood.”

Tate swallowed and stretched his legs out in front of himself, suddenly needing a little more room in his jeans. “All night, huh? It’s been a while since that happened.”

“It has. So come find me and I’ll rectify that little issue you’re having with remembering our weekend away at the cabin. That was the last time my cock was inside you.”

“Jesus, Logan.” Tate pressed a palm to his erection, recalling the weekend trip they’d made around three weeks ago. Or maybe it was four. Shit, okay. They did need to work something out if he was having trouble remembering that. “Let me get things settled here and I’ll be at your office in”—he checked his watch—“an hour? Hour and a half?”

“Perfect,” Logan said. “I’ll be waiting.”

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5 STARS!!!

I don’t think I’ve ever  been more excited about two characters coming back, than I was when Ella announced we’d be getting more of Logan and Tate.  (I may have shed a tear or ten).

Tease picks up four years after we leave them in Trust. They are happy, settled, and still as in love as ever.   As soon as you start the book, you get taken back into their slice of Chicago and immediately you feel like you’re back where you belong. 

Both are successful in their careers as a lawyer and a bar owner, but feel like they are not spending as much time together because of work. A situation Logan plans to rectify as soon as possible. 

I LOVE these two. I mean, whats not to love? Tate is his usual deep thinking self, and Logan still worries about Tate regretting their relationship, but they compliment each other so perfectly. Especially they way they’ve taught each other and grown together as a couple. 

And in true Ella fashion, no book of her would be complete without the hottest, mind blowing sex scenes. (I suggest reading them in the presences of your SO, just in case!) But its not just about the sex. The way she writes them, it shows the deep bond Logan and Tate share, both physically and emotionally, and it’s so beautiful to see. Love is love, and that is so evident with these two. 

If you haven’t read the first three books in this series, Try, Take and Trust, you MUST or you will deprive yourself of watching the relationship of these two gorgeous guys develop. I’m so excited for the rest of their story to be told. I can’t wait to see where Ella takes them, or if I will survive the bittersweet heartache of saying goodbye to them once more. 

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About Ella Frank:

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR. You can reach her on the web at http://www.ellafrank.com and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ella.frank.author

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

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BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: Bombshell by CD Reiss

 

Bombshell, an all-new sexy and swoony standalone from CD Reiss is available now!

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Publication Date: May 1st, 2017

Publisher: Montlake

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis:

Hollywood bad boy Brad Sinclair always gets his way, whether it’s the role he wants or the bikini-clad model he has to have. But when a bombshell gets dropped in his lap in the form of a dimpled five-year-old from a forgotten relationship, he knows his life is about to change forever.

Cara DuMont isn’t exactly thrilled when she gets assigned to be the nanny for the latest box-office king. She has one rule: no celebrity fathers, especially single ones with devilish good looks and rock-hard abs.

But as soon as Cara meets Brad and his adorable little girl, she knows she’s in for a world of trouble. Because there’s something about the way Brad looks at her that makes her believe that some rules are meant to be broken…

Excerpt:

The front door opened. I expected a housekeeper or butler, but it was the actor himself.

I hadn’t forgotten how beautiful he was; I’d just chosen not to think about it.

“Ma’am,” he said. Southern boy. Parents together. Christian elementary. Public secondary. Two years at USC Drama. Dates his costars for a month after the wrap party, then moves on. Poring through the trades and making calls, I’d discovered he’d spend at least eight of the next twelve months overseas doing action movies, but most had postproduction in town.

“Mr. Sinclair,” I said, holding my hand out. “Nice to see you outside a bathroom.”

He shook my hand.

I’d shaken plenty of famous hands attached to gorgeous men, but my imagination was sparked by the way his fingers slid against mine to grasp them and the way our palms pressed together. My mind clouded over with ripped sheets, hard muscles, and soft skin.

“Pleasure’s mine,” he said and my brain skipped like a trip on a cracked sidewalk over the word pleasure.

He didn’t give me the oversincere hand-over-clasp to show me how damn happy he was to see me, but there was something intimate about that half a second.

Just a consultation.

I followed him into the house. Dora Donovan had designed it. Looked like her with her faux-midcentury white couch and shag rug. That wasn’t going to work with playdates unless he wanted to keep an upholsterer on staff.

We went through the living room to a smaller room with a pool table smack in the middle. It had a stained glass Budweiser lamp over it and was racked for nine-ball. Dora Donovan had nothing to do with this room, for sure.

“Wanna sit?” He held a chair out for me. The glass-topped table was just inside the open patio doors and was set with iced tea.

I sat.

“I’m not a date,” I said kindly, indicating the iced tea setup. “Just so you know. You don’t have to do things like hold the chair for me.”

“Habit, I guess.”

He sat opposite me.

“Chivalry is nice. But with the nanny, whomever you hire, it can be misconstrued.”

He smirked a little, as if misconstruing his own thoughts. I cleared my throat and pulled my jacket closed.

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5 STARS

I have a mad author crush on Christine.  I have since her Submission Series, and it only grows with each subsequent book. 

If you’ve read Shuttergirl, then you’ve already gotten a tiny little taste of Brad Sinclair. If you haven’t, then prepare yourself for the newest, juiciest DILF in Hollywood.  He’s a A-list actor who is used to getting what he wants and who he wants, when he want’s it.  Being an insta-daddy wasn’t part of that plan.

Cara is the consummate  Hollywood nanny. She’s smart, professional, has zero aspirations of being a star. Working for an elite nanny agency, her one rule: No celebrities.   

Nicole is an absolute peach. She’s smart, articulate and for having just had her world turned upside down, she’s handling it like a champ. I seriously love this little girl. Nicole could be your daughter. She’s real, written so very well. She’s not perfect. She throws tantrums and is a tad manipulative, but show me a five-year old who isn’t. And the dedication at the beginning of the book by Christine had me in tears. 

Brad and Cara are so wonderful together and for each other. Each has things they are hiding; secrets that they are ashamed of.  The more Cara fights to distance herself, the more Brad pulls her in.  There is a lot of give and take in this story, with each character learning not only about each other, but about themselves. 

This book isn’t all sweetness and light. You will go from loving Brad to hating Brad, to loving him again. Cara will frustrate you with her stubbornness. But through it all, at the end, you’ll close the book and think to yourself, “That’s exactly the way it should be.”

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About the Author

CD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up she’s at the well hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels.

She’s frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn’t ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood.

If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

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BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: The Painful Side of Love by Rebecca Rohman

 

THE PAINFUL SIDE OF LOVE

~A Follow-Up Novella to Love M.D.
Author: Rebecca Rohman
Release Date: April 25, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Pages/Words: 312/52,300
Format: Ebook & Paperback

SYNOPSIS

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We all make them. But when is a mistake too big to forgive? What happens when the consequences of our mistakes are so disastrous, they cause excruciating pain to everyone we hold near and dear?

San Francisco’s Dr. Morgan Drake makes one mistake. One colossal mistake that could cost him everything and everyone he loves—including himself.

When interior designer, Zoë Drake sees small changes in her husband, her investigations point to a mammoth problem. The happy marriage and great relationship they share quickly begins to evaporate. What’s worse—it’s all happening when Zoë’s going through some changes of her own—at a time when she might need Morgan the most.

With a husband who is at times completely absent, a child who increasingly blames himself for his parents’ issues, and a cryptic call that introduces the element of danger and fear, Zoë will soon realize that there is a painful side of love. As their world falls apart, will there be anything that can secure their bond, or will this chapter of their lives come to a catastrophic end?

The Painful Side of Love is a follow-up novella to Rebecca Rohman’s romantic suspense novel, Love M.D. If you like romance with a bit of steam, a huge injection of suspense and being taken on a roller-coaster of emotions, then this novella is for you.

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 5 STARS

★★★★★

This book came to me at a time when it hit very close to home.  Another beautifully written, emotional book by Rebecca.  If you’ve read Love M.D., then you’re probably already a fan of Dr. Morgan Drake and his beautiful wife Zoe. This novella picks up a few  years after the end of that story.  They are happy, thriving and have a wonderful son. Not one to hold back, Rebecca immediately hits us with the first of her twists. And it hits Morgan hard.  

From there, we encounter more of Rebecca’s delicious delivery of suspense, coupled with moments of despair, and then rays of hope. Morgan and Zoe are real people, dealing with very real situations and the ripple effect that one action has on surrounding outcomes.  Being that this book is a follow up to Love M.D., I suggest reading that first to give you the background of Morgan and Zoe. It will make reading TPSOL that much more enjoyable for you. 

If you like writing that pulls you in, touches your heart and makes you think, I highly recommend ANY of her books. This one though, it may make you cry. 

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ABOUT REBECCA ROHMAN

Rebecca Rohman is a wife and designer currently living in the northeastern United States. She was a sales manager for a tourist magazine, and for many years prior, she was involved in marketing for a jewelry company and fine wine distributor.

About fifteen years ago, she started writing her first romance novel purely to entertain herself. In early 2012, she decided to complete and release it. Since then, she has released three additional novels and two novellas. A follow-up novella to her third book-Love M.D. named The Painful Side of Love was released in April 2017.

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RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW: Snaring Angus by Adrienne Dunning

Title: Snaring Angus
Series: A Captain’s Folly Novel
Author: Adrienne Dunning
Genre: Women’s Fiction Romance 
Release Date: April 25, 2017

Angus Donaghue and Kerry Hunter have spent their entire lives in the coastal Scottish village of North Berwick–battling wits and hurling insults. It was just the way of things. 

Yet, Angus begins to question himself when his mates in The Captain’s Folly suggest a different type of connection to his life-long nemesis. 

In between her three jobs and caring for her terminally ill mother, Kerry finds herself still trading barbs with the sarcastic drummer every night during her bartending shift at The Ship’s Inn Tavern. But here was the problem –what are you supposed to do when the one person you can’t get off your mind is the one person who gets on your last nerve? 

What is it they say? All’s fair in love and war? 

Forget that…it’s all complicated in love and war.

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4.5 STARS

Do you ever just want to pick up a book and have it be a sweet, easy read, without a ton of drama? Well, this is the book for  you. Snaring Angus is the first book of Adrienne’s that I’ve read, and it’s a straight up contemporary romance that leaves your heart a little fuller and beating a bit faster. 

Angus and Kerry have known each other all their lives, and have been frienemies just as long.  They never seem to have a kind word for each other.  Angus knows Kerry’s going through a rough time, and when he does try to be nice, Kerry gets suspicious. 

This is a straight up feel good story. I’m a huge sucker for Scottish romances, and this did not disappoint.  Being that this is the first of the “Captain’s Folly” Series, we are introduced to a bunch of characters that are all great, and I’m very excited to see who Adrienne brings us next. 

Adrienne Dunning is simply a Southern gal who has fun playing poorly at golf when she’s not crafting novels. She loves all forms of expression—writing, dancing, cooking, talking—and does them frequently and with abandon. She creates endearing and feisty characters full of humor and just a little awkwardness to “keep them real”. Although a possible mystery series is under current exploration, her current works are primarily aligned with the contemporary romance/chick lit genres. Seeking Solace, her debut novel which released in April 2015, is the prequel to The Captain’s Folly Series releasing spring/summer 2017, which explores the stories of three male characters in the debut novel. She also has published Revolution, which is a contemporary romance with a paranormal twist.

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RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW: Revelry by Kandi Steiner

Title: Revelry
Author: Kandi Steiner
Release Date: April 20, 2017
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From the bestselling author of Weightless and A Love Letter to Whiskey

Wren Ballard is trying to find herself.

She never expected to be divorced at twenty-seven, but now that the court date has passed, it’s official. The paperwork is final. Her feelings on it aren’t.

Spending the summer in a small mountain town outside Seattle is exactly what she needs. The peaceful scenery is a given, the cat with the croaky meow is a surprise, but the real kicker? A broody neighbor with nice arms, a strange reputation, and absolutely no interest in her.

Anderson Black is perfectly fine being lost.

He doesn’t care about the town’s new resident — he’s too busy fighting his own demons. But when he’s brought face to face with Wren, he can see her still-fresh wounds from a mile away. What he doesn’t see coming is his need to know who put them there — or his desperation to mend them.

Sometimes getting lost is the way to find yourself. Sometimes healing only adds a new scar. And sometimes the last place you expected to be is exactly where you find home.

 

I had just grabbed my oversized hat and slipped my sunglasses on when I spotted Anderson walking up the drive with a large trash bag slung over his shoulder. He wore a simple, black V-neck and distressed jeans, an outfit way too dark and hot for the heat. A light sheen of sweat gathered on his neck as he made his way toward my cabin, his eyes hidden behind all-black sunglasses.

“Change your mind?” I asked, not even fighting the grin on my face as I walked outside and leaned against the banister.

Anderson squinted up at me, his boots heavy as they hit each stair. “About?”

“Tubing?” I asked. That was why he was here, right?

“Oh.” He shook his head as he hit the top stair, shrugging the bag off his shoulders to hold it by the neck in one fist. “No, I have somewhere to be…” His voice trailed off, and even through the tinted shades of his glasses I felt his eyes on my chest. I’d strapped on my favorite boho print bathing suit and paired it with a dainty gold chain that wrapped around my neck once before dipping between my chest and crossing over my ribs.

He sniffed, holding the bag out toward me. “I just came to drop these off. My clothes. Well, the ones that could probably use a little TLC.”

My eyes lit up and I reached for the bag, but Anderson snatched it back, brows shooting up into his forehead.

“No frills, Wren.”

I threw my hands up in surrender. “I promise.”

He smirked, just slightly, and handed the bag over, tucking his hands in his front pockets.

“Are you sure you don’t want to come?” I asked, peering into the bag at my project before setting it just inside the cabin and locking the door behind me.

“I can’t,” he said, lips pressed together. He was tense, the muscles on his forearms tight as he glanced around at pretty much everything but me.

I opened my mouth to ask why but was cut off by the sound of a truck flying into my drive, tires sliding against the gravel.

Tucker was in the driver’s seat with Davie in the passenger. Sarah and Yvette sat in the back, laughing with their hands up as the truck skidded to a stop. They were both sprawled out on a pile of tubes, wearing bathing suit tops and tiny shorts.

All of their faces froze when they saw Anderson.

“Hey, you ready, Wren?” Tucker asked warily, his eyes moving from where Anderson stood in front of me, to me, and back again.

“Yeah, one sec!” I called back.

I turned to Anderson, but his eyes were hard on Tucker, jaw ticking under his skin. When he faced me once more, an anchor fell from my throat into the pit of my stomach, immobilizing me completely. Because even though I ‘d tried to convince myself I was wrong, I recognized the look in his eyes.

Possession.

And when his nose flared and he took one big step toward me, our chests brushing, his hand reaching out to rest almost imperceptibly on my hip, the anchor in my stomach exploded into flames, burning a desire so fierce I inhaled a toxic breath and didn’t let it go.

“Be careful, okay?” His eyes locked on mine just before he leaned in and swiftly kissed my cheek.

He turned on his heel and jogged down the stairs and past the truck. Sarah called his name, but he didn’t acknowledge her, just kept his gaze forward until he’d disappeared from view.

And then everyone looked at me.

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5 STARS

This is the second book of Kandi’s that I’ve read. It’s also the second book of hers that has reached into my chest cavity and take my heart hostage.
There are several reasons I love this book. First and foremost, the characters are close to their thirties, which I appreciate. Nothing against characters in their early twenties, but for this story, them being older makes it more believable.
Second, is the characters themselves. Anderson and Wren are complete opposites and almost exactly alike.  They both share a deep pain and guilt, and they will endear themselves to you. Then there’s Momma Von. As much as I like Wren and Anderson, Momma Von is my favorite, and honestly, everyone could use someone like her in their life.
Third is Kandi’s ability to weave a powerful, emotional, but not overwhelming story. Yes, it’s deep. Yes, it’s heavy at times. But it’s also so sweet, and so hopeful, and very relatable, no matter what stage of life you’re in. What it’s not, is full of fluff. There are no unnecessary words, no parts that don’t fit the perfect puzzle of this book.
This book is a beautiful example of following your dreams, even if that means taking the road less traveled.

Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.

 

RELEASE BLITZ, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Target by L.P. Dover

Title – Target: A Circle of Justice Novel
Author – LP Dover
Genre – Romantic Suspense Standalone
Release Date – April 4, 2017
Cover Designed By – Mae I Design and Photography


An assassin . . . that’s what I am.

I’m Wade Chandler by day and a killer at night. I get the job done no matter the cost. Not only do I hunt people for the FBI, but I’m also the owner of Chandler Enterprises, one of the top companies in the southeast.

When Brina Carmichael – daughter of the former president – wants my business advice, it’s hard to resist her long legs and seductive smile. One thing leads to another and now I’m in too deep.

I can’t let her know what I am, but I’ve never wanted a woman the way I want her.

However, harboring secrets comes at a price and I have a feeling she’s keeping some of her own. Especially, when my next mission leads me straight to her. Turns out she’s not who I thought she was. 

Standing at the receptionist’s desk, I waited to hear the verdict. Would Wade see me or not? When I heard his answer, I breathed a sigh of relief. I didn’t want my stupidity to ruin my shop’s chances at success.
The receptionist smiled up at me. “You can go back now, Ms. Carmichael. His office is the last one on the right.”
“Thank you,” I replied with a smile of my own.
Pulse pounding in my ears, I walked down the hall to Wade’s office. I had a folder of my designs tucked under my arm. Hopefully, it’d be enough to persuade him. Taking a deep breath, I knocked on his door.
“Come in,” he called out, his voice making me shiver.
I hated how this man made me feel like that. It’d been over a week and I could still feel the way he touched every square inch of my body. I wasn’t a needy woman, but he made me want more. This is business, nothing more.
Head held high, I opened the door. Wade was at his desk, leaning back in his chair, all cool and confident, dressed in his expensive suit with his brown hair perfectly coifed. Definitely not a bundle of nerves, like I was. “Mr. Chandler, it’s good to see you again.”
His brows lifted. “Likewise. Although I’d probably believe it more if you hadn’t run out on me the last time.”
And there it was.
Biting my lip, I shut the door. I couldn’t tell if he was angry, or didn’t care. “Thought I’d save you the trouble,” I confessed. “We both had a little too much to drink that night. And let’s face it, it was either going to be me or you. And I prefer not to be the one left behind.”
“Neither do I,” he said in all seriousness. “So, what brings you here?”

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5 STARS
I’ve never met a characters of L.P.’s that I didn’t like.

Ok, that’s not true. Some of her villains I loathe. I should rephrase that to say, I’ve never met a hero of L.P.’s that I didn’t like and Wade is definitely one of the favorites!

Nothing better than a secret agent with a heart of gold, and Wade is both in spades. All he’s missing is the perfect partner that he doesn’t know he wants. Until he reconnects with Brina, a childhood friend.

Brina is beautiful, smart, and trying desperately to get away from all the politics that her family is involved in. Being the former First Daughter and now sister to the current POTUS, all she really wants is to have success on her own.

I love these two together. Going into this book, you know what secrets Wade keeps because we met him in book 1, Trigger. There are a few little surprises about Ms. Carmichael however, that tickled me when revealed.

As usual, there are lots of little twists, and some downright steamy sex scenes, but the overall plot of the book is so much more. I’m really loving this latest series of hers. You don’t have to read Trigger to read Target, but if you like romantic suspense, then I recommend that you do.


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.


She loves to write, but she also loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes and white water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.

Dover has written countless novels, including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it would be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.


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BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: Wedlocked by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

 

Wedlocked from Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine is available now!!!

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Wedlocked by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

Cover Reveal: March 2nd, 2017

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Cover Designer: Jay Aheer
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Because you have believed in them,

Celebrated with them,

Loved and encouraged them,

Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine invite you to join

Ace Samuel Locke

And

Dylan Prescott

Saturday the Twenty-Fourth of May

At Six-O’Clock in the Evening

The Grand Floridian Hotel

4406 Palm Way

Orlando, Florida

For Love, Laughter and Happily Ever After

Excerpt:

“SO YOU’RE GONNA want to keep your toes on the tail of the board and grip the rails under your chest like this,” Dylan said as he lay across the surfboard to show me the basics of his favorite pastime on the secluded stretch of beach. Not that I was paying much attention to the words coming out of his mouth. I was much more interested in the way his muscles flexed beneath the skintight Body Glove wetsuit he wore.

As he pushed himself up into a standing position, my gaze traveled down the broad expanse of his back and down to his ass.

“See how my dominant leg is in the back, and— Ace? Are you paying attention?”

“Mhmm,” I murmured as I bit down on my lower lip and continued my perusal.

Dylan turned to face me, and his hands went to his hips. “Oh yeah?” he said when I looked up. “What did I just say?”

Taking a step forward, I gave him a cocky grin and tugged him off the surfboard and onto the sand until he was flush against me. Then I let my hands roam down over the firm, round muscles of his ass. “Something about being a dominant in the back,” I said, nipping at his lobe. “So why don’t you turn around?”

A groan of frustration left Dylan then, but his head tilted to the side to let my lips trail down his neck. “You’re not gonna feel so cocky when you can’t get up on that board.”

“Oh, I can always get it up, don’t you worry.”

His hands covered my chest and he gently pushed me away. “How about you prove it, hotshot?” Then he pointed to the longboard I’d rented for the weekend. “Why don’t you show me how it’s done.”

“It’s more fun watching you.”

“Ace. Get your ass on that board.”

I squinted in the sun and grinned. “You gonna be this bossy all weekend?”

“If you’re lucky.”

I took a step back so I was by my board, and crossed my arms. I had my wetsuit on, but it was still undone and hanging around my hips while Dylan walked me through this process step by step, and my move had the desired effect. He rubbed a hand up the back of his neck and over his hair, leaving it tousled and oh so sexy.

“What?” I asked. “I’m back on my side of the board.”

“Don’t try and act innocent with me, Locke. I’m trying to teach you a new skill. One that will keep you from hurting yourself. And you’re standing there being all…” He waved his hand up and down, gesturing to my exposed upper body.

“Yes?”

“See. Stop it,” he said, and then pointed to the board. “And zip up that damn wetsuit so I can’t see all your muscles.”

I arched a brow as I moved to slip my arms through the stretchy synthetic material, and when I reached for the zipper and pulled it up to the base of my skull, Dylan groaned.

“Okay, that’s almost worse than no wetsuit.”

“I’m sorry. You’re not checking me out, are you? Because you’re supposed to be paying close attention to teaching me something that could save my life,” I said as I turned around and made a show of bending down to get on the board.

“You having fun right now?” Dylan asked.

“Maybe a little.”

“Yeah, well, let’s hope that holds true when the wave dumps you on your ass.”

I let out a sigh and gripped the board just as he’d told me, because the truth of the matter was, I had never surfed a day in my life. I grew up in Chicago, for God’s sake. But Dylan, with his sun-kissed hair, long, lean body, and eyes the color of the sea, looked right at home with the sun shining down on him as his feet sank into the sand by my head.

“Let’s try this a couple more times here on land, and then we’ll get you out in the water. We won’t have you trying to stand up just yet. But if you can get the hang of at least catching the wave into the shore, we might be able to progress.” He crouched down and said, “Remember, toes on the tail of the board and grip the rails, and then push up.”

As I did as he instructed, I paused in the push-up position and was rewarded when he leaned in and took my lips in a sweet kiss.

“Again,” he whispered, and I moved back down to repeat the move, and this time when I paused, I was rewarded with a deeper kiss. When he pulled away too soon, I grumbled and he laughed, straightening. “Any more of that and we won’t make it into the water. On your feet, Locke, it’s time to hit the waves.”

Wedlocked-AN

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6 STARS

There are so many things I want to say about this book. This perfect ending to a beautiful trilogy about two amazing guys and the personal obstacles they overcome. This absolutely powerful proof that love is love, and EVERYONE deserves the type of happiness that Ace and Dylan find in each other. 

But I won’t. I can’t. I literally sit here, writing this review with tears because of all the emotions that Ella and Brooke managed to pull of me while reading Wedlocked. I laughed, I rejoiced, I cheered, and yes, I cried when I got to the very last page. Not because I was sad, but because I was overwhelmingly happy for the way they brought Ace and Dylan’s journey to an end. 

In order to fully understand and appreciate what I’m talking about, you must read Aced and Locked first (in that order). This is definitely NOT a standalone. 

In true Ella and Brooke fashion, these two created the perfect combination of sexy and funny, sweet and sassy.  They write so amazingly well together, that I can’t imagine them not doing it forever.  The bachelor weekend is hysterical and brings together characters from both of  each of their previous novels, to create an “all-star-cast” of supporting characters. The wedding is anyone’s dream wedding, every detail thought of and describe so perfectly, you can actually picture it. 

Saying goodbye to these two wasn’t easy. I, like many other readers I’m sure, felt like Ace and Dylan were friends. They work their way into your heart, and take a little piece of it when they are gone.  But knowing that they got their forever together makes it all worth it. And while Ella and Brooke now have so very big shoes to fill, I’m excited to see who they make us fall in love with next. 

 

 

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About Ella Frank:

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR. You can reach her on the web at http://www.ellafrank.com and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ella.frank.author

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

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You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.

She is the author of Flash Point, a romantic suspense standalone, as well as the co-author of the erotic series, A Desperate Man, with Ella Frank. The latter has scarred her conservative southern family for life, bless their hearts. Licked, a romantic comedy, will be released November 11th, 2015 and is the first in the L.A. Liaisons series.

If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find – just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years.

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RELEASE & REVIEW: Lines Drawn by Ker Dukey

 

Lines Drawn (Drawn to you Book 2)

By author: Ker Dukey

Release Date: March 27, 2017

 

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Synopsis

One phone call.
One secret.
One moment changed us all.
Everything is different now and learning to survive all over again comes with a price.
Deception, heartbreak, and sorrow implode the relationships that were once strong.
The lines are drawn, who will cross it?

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4.5 STARS

I love Ker, and her ability to spin a soul-crushing tale. 

I literally read this book in one day. Couldn’t, wouldn’t put it down. 

This is technically is book 2 in a duo, so in order for you to fully understand what’s going on, you really should read Drawn to You first. That is where you meet Antonia, Fin and the rest of the gang. 

That being said, this book picks up where the first one left off, and questions you had at the end, are finally being answered. 

This book isn’t nearly as dark as some of the ones we’ve gotten from Ker, but don’t take that to mean that it’s all hearts and flowers. No, in true Ker fashion, there are plenty of twists, surprises and angst to leave your heart in your throat. I went through so many emotions during this read. 

There is no way to give a detailed review without giving things away, which is something I refuse to do.  I absolutely LOVE the way she concluded everyone’s stories – even if it wasn’t how I wanted it to end (but that’s just me being selfish!). 

Great set of characters brought together in a fantastic setting. I’m sad to say goodbye to them, but excited to see what she has up her sleeve next. 

 

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Evi Devil.
Yes, that’s really my name.
The irony is not lost on me.
I was created from two evil souls and have the name to prove it.
Devil worshipers, perverts, murderer. Is all terms used to describe the parents I refuse to remember. My mind won’t allow me to.
And why would I want to?
One born of dirty blood running through her veins can never truly be clean from its murky hue.
No matter what they try to tell me happened in my past, my mind denies me access, therefore how can I know it’s true?
How can I believe that’s what I’m born from?
Glimpses of my past haunt me, the screams of terror echo in the silent darkness of my memories, trying to remind me that my Mother went from room to room butchering our family.
I’ve learned from scars that I suffered abuse and that my Father and siblings weren’t my Mother’s only victims.
Hearing what they tell me.
Reading the words printed in the papers. None of it can prepare me for what’s to come.
My biggest lesson is learning that some memories we suppress for a reason.

DEVIL.
A DARK SUSPENSE NOVEL

Release date: to be determined

 

 

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Meet Ker Dukey

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bedtime stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up so I could live many roles but I learned early on that my mind was too active… I would want to change the script.I would watch films and think of ways they could have improved the story if they took another direction so I thought it best that I tell my own.

My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made of light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.

When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.

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BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: UNPROFESSIONAL by J. D. Hawkins

 

Unprofessional by JD Hawkins

Release Date: March 22nd

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs

Model: Christian Hogue

Blurb

What happens when the internet’s favorite playboy falls in love?

I have the best job in the world. Date beautiful women and write about it.

But I want to take it to the next level: instead of writing about my experiences make it into an online reality show.

But here is the catch. My boss wants me to share the show with a woman co-host. And he wants that woman to be my best friend and co-worker, Margo.

I’ll date beautiful women and she’ll date hot men. Sounds fair enough.

So now I have to watch her fake date hot men. I used to love going home with a different woman every night, but suddenly this isn’t as fun. Seeing Margo with anyone else is driving me crazy.

And the more time I spend with her working on the show, the less I want to keep our relationship in the friends’ zone. And the harder it is to stop myself from imagining her bent over the copier.

Things are about to get unprofessional.

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EXCERPT:

 

“Thank god you live on the ground floor,” I say, as I rummage for her keys in her bag with one hand while keeping her from falling with the other. It’s not that I haven’t been to Margo’s place before, but when we hang out it’s usually at work functions or the occasional bar, and at the moment I can’t shake the feeling that I’m intruding a little.

“You know, you’re really fucking hot,” she slurs, giggling. My cock stirs at the brush of her lips so close to my neck, her warm breath against my skin. I have to shake it off.

“And you’re really fucking drunk,” I reply with a forced laugh, as the key finally catches and I kick the door open.

“No…I mean it,” she says as I step into her apartment, still holding her in my arms. “You’re like…the most beautiful man.”

“That’s very sweet of you,” I say, as I open a few wrong doors (closet, bathroom) until I find her bedroom. I walk in and lay her down on the bed, then pull away, setting her bag on the night table. “You should probably just rest a bit, let it pass.” I unlace her boots and ease them off gently, setting them on the floor before straightening up to go. This feels familiar, although I haven’t carried a too-drunk Margo home from a party and put her to bed since our undergrad years. “You need anything? Water, or—”

“Yeah.” Margo smiles.

“What?”

Instead of answering, she mischievously beckons me closer. I look at her, dress rolling up around her thighs, twisting her body up in the sheets, my imagination starting to whirl a little.

“Come here!” she yelps impatiently.

This could mean trouble—the problem is, I like trouble. I groan and go nearer to the bed.

“Closer,” she giggles, and I’m taken with the smile, the way she grinds into the bed…

“What?”

Her hand pulls on my shirt, her smile goes and instead her mouth is open now, weakened like she’s preparing to kiss me. I could so easily fall into her here, so easily bring my mouth onto hers, put my own hands under her clothes. I can almost taste her, appetite stirring…

Except being a real man doesn’t just mean knowing when to make a move, it also means knowing when you shouldn’t.

“Nice try,” I say, pulling back.

Margo laughs and pounds her fists onto the bed with disappointment.

“But I need to see what’s under your shirt. You still got those Grand Canyon abs, I bet.”

“Ok. That’s my cue to go,” I say, half-out the door. “See you tomorrow.”

“No! Come on! Please! I remember the view was fucking amazing. Just a little peek. A tiny little peek for old time’s sake. Come on, Owen! Don’t be an asshole. You know you want to show it off.”

I look back at her, hand on the doorknob, and find myself laughing.

“Happy now?” I say, pulling up my shirt a little way.

Margo screams and falls back onto her pillows laughing.

“I knew it! Just as perfect as that night you got locked out of the girl’s dorm,” she says, as I close the door and leave.

When I get back to my car, I’m still smiling.

 

~*~TSC REVIEW~*~

5 STARS

So, here’s the thing. I have like, three, of J.D.’s books on my TBR, but this is the first one of his that I’ve read. Which technically, makes him a new-to-me author. I know, shame on me, right?

How on earth I waited so long to introduce him into my repertoire,  I’ll never know. This book has reeled me in. 

I will say, I think that this was a great first book of his for me to read. It introduced me to his writing style, which I love. Owen is  the typical, unapologetic, alpha bad-boy, manwhore, who happens to be a genuinely decent guy. He makes no bones about who he is, or what he wants. He has a best friend he works side by side with whom he adores, and plenty of women to keep him busy with his dating blog. 

Margo is sweet, beautiful, and unfortunately for her, has a horrible time picking boyfriends. Her longest relationship is with Owen, who happens to be her best friend. She likes her job, but her dream is to write in New York, leaving LA and all the bad juju behind. 

This book is a fabulous friends to lovers tale that will make you swoon. It’s told in dual POV, which is my favorite, and the flow of the story is very smooth. Owen and Margo are two wonderful characters, and there are some good secondary supporters too.  There is no violence, no suspense, just good old fashioned erotic romance between two people you want to be together. There are also some very funny parts that had me chuckling out loud. I love that the sex is hot, but it’s not the whole book.  Unprofessional is an overall complete package, wrapped up in a great plot.  

This may have been my first J.D. book, but it definitely will not be my last. Those books of his on my TBR will very shortly be moved to my read list. 

 

About the Author:

JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independant women. He currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, CA. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn’t writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He’s always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.

 

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