Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Rebecca Norinne - Break Down release blitz

Today we are celebrating the release of BREAK DOWN by Rebecca Norinne. It is the 4th title in her Dublin Rugby series. Right now, you can get the first book in the series, TRYING SOPHIE, for free! Buy links for each title are below.

 

BREAK DOWN - Available Now!

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BREAK DOWN (Dublin Rugby, #4) by Rebecca Norinne

Blurb:

He knows his place on the pitch, but life is a whole other game.
All his life, Liam Donnelly looked and wondered. Could he? Would he? And then, finally, he did. But when he sampled a taste of that forbidden fruit, his whole world came crashing down, his position with Dublin Rugby right along with it. When the chance to ply his trade in Edinburgh comes along, Liam jumps at the offer, knowing it could be his best opportunity to start fresh and get back to the man he once was. But one look at Chef Lachlan MacLeod-his knowing, whisky-colored eyes, the abrasive scruff dotting his jaw, and the colorful ink lining his forearms-and Liam's wondering all over again. Can he? Will he? His heart says no, but his body says yes.

He's conquered his own demons; can he help another man do the same?
Out and proud Chef Lachlan MacLeod has no problem with who he is, except he has a history of hooking up with bi-curious straight men. He's vowed never to go down that path again, but when Liam Donnelly shows up in his restaurant, his eyes filled with heat and secret longing, Lachlan can't help himself. He knows the closeted rugby player is a terrible idea, but the man calls to him in a way no one ever has before. What started as a safe way for Liam to explore his sexuality quickly morphs into something much deeper, and now Lachlan wants more. But can his heart reconcile what his head already knows-that loving the gorgeous, broken athlete might actually mean letting him go?

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What reviewers are saying...

I absolutely adored Liam and Lachlan’s journey. It was sweet, smexy, frustrating and real and I savored each step forward and back that these men took in order to find their HEA. - Books-n-Wine

What do you get when you take a hot rugby star who is sexually confused and add in a sexy, chef who knows what he wants? An excellent read! - Que Sara Sera Book Blog

From start to finished i devoured this read and couldn't put it down till i had. I was drawn in and captivated with Liam and Lachlan's story. - Millsy Loves Books

Break Down was everything and more; all of Rebecca Norinne's words are so beautifully and tastefully written you will not be disappointed with this book. -Scandalous Book Blog

Wow this book! I am having a hard time putting into words how I feel. I absolutely loved this book. This is one of the best M/M romances I have read in a while. -Laid Back Book Bitches

Holy amazing story Batman! This is the first story by this author that I have read. I'm a automatic one clicker for her now. WOW. - The Heathers Blog

This M/M read, is beautifully written. The characters being both sexy & rough, yet emotional & vulnerable. - Dani's Book Review Blog


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About the Author
USA TODAY bestselling author Rebecca Norinne writes steamy contemporary romance featuring strong, determined heroines and sexy, dominant heroes. If you love books filled with heart, heat, and happily-ever-afters, she's got a story for you.

When not writing, Rebecca is watching rugby, drinking craft beer, and traveling the globe in search of inspiration for her next story. She lives in Dublin, Ireland, with her husband, but is originally from California.

You can reach Rebecca at email@rebeccanorinne.com or at any of the social media sites listed below. You can also subscribe to her newsletter by clicking here.

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Kendall Ryan - Baby Daddy excerpt reveal

         

A hot and hilarious new standalone from New York Times bestseller Kendall Ryan.

We met in a trapped elevator.

Emmett was on his way to work, sophisticated and handsome in his tailored suit and tie. I was on my way to the sperm bank. Awkward, right? At thirty-five, my life hadn’t taken the path I thought it would and I was tired of waiting—I wanted a baby. And I was ready to take matters into my own hands to make it happen. After our ill-fated elevator encounter, Emmett insisted on taking me to dinner—he also insisted on something else—that I ditch my plan involving a turkey baster and let him do the job. He would be my baby daddy. He was a wealthy and powerful CEO with little interest in diapers or playdates. And since he didn’t want kids, I’d be on my own once his bun was in my oven, free to go my own way. But once his baby was inside me, it was like a switch had been flipped, and I got a whole lot more than I ever bargained for. This full-length standalone contains a hot, swoonworthy hero, lots of playful banter and some hot baby-making ! Enjoy.      

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Prologue

Emmett 
I love my dick. 
That’s a fact. 
And I’m not afraid to admit he’s both my best friend and my most trusted advisor. Sure, he’s gotten me into some tight spots over the years—pun very much intended—but that’s what makes life fun, right? I wouldn’t trade our relationship for the world. He stands tall and proud . . . and when he spots something he likes? He bobs with pleasure, begging to get closer. 
And as for me? Well, I trust his judgment. Completely. He didn’t bob for the stunning and funny Laura in accounting. I knew there was a reason, and as it turns out, she’s a bit of a klepto. Three hundred seventy-two staplers kind of klepto. 
But I’m not a total douchebag, I promise. I’m just a young CEO under immense pressure, so in my downtime, blowing off steam is practically a necessity. It’s my duty to keep my dick happy, and a steady diet of beautiful women keeps us both satisfied. I do what I can to make his life as simple and as easy as possible. Plenty of no-strings sex does the trick. 
I find that when he’s well taken care of, I feel better and my brain works efficiently. Shit, my whole life just seems easier. 
It’s that simple. I love my dick, and loving my dick makes my entire life better. 
When my dick perks up in interest, begging for a taste of the woman we’re stranded with in a stuck elevator for two hours, I listen to his dirtiest wishes and ask her out to dinner. But the last thing I expect her to say is that she’s not interested in my dick. She’s just interested in the stuff inside, the stuff that can give her the baby she so desperately wants. No strings attached. 
Who am I to say no? 
Welcome to the craziest ride my dick’s ever gotten me into.  




    A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras Subscribe to Newsletter Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page  

Lexi Blake - Nobody Does It Better review and excerpt

       

A spy who specializes in seduction

Kayla Summers was an elite CIA double agent, working inside China’s deadly MSS. Now, she works for McKay-Taggart London, but the Agency isn’t quite done with her. Spy master Ezra Fain needs her help on a mission that would send her into Hollywood’s glamorous and dangerous party scene. Intrigued by the mission and the movie star hunk she will be shadowing, she eagerly agrees. When she finds herself in his bed, she realizes she’s not only risking her life, but her heart.

A leading man who doesn’t do romance

Joshua Hunt is a legend of the silver screen. As Hollywood’s highest paid actor, he’s the man everyone wants to be, or be with, but something is missing. After being betrayed more than once, the only romance Josh believes in anymore is on the pages of his scripts. He keeps his relationships transactional, and that’s how he likes it, until he meets his new bodyguard. She was supposed to keep him safe, and satisfied when necessary, but now he’s realizing he may never be able to get enough of her.

An ending neither could have expected

Protecting Joshua started off as a mission, until it suddenly felt like her calling. When the true reason the CIA wanted her for this assignment is revealed, Kayla will have to choose between serving her country or saving the love of her life.

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My Review

This book was completely captivating and I didn't want to put it down. I loved how we got to see a lot of the McKay-Taggart team while the majority of the book focused on Kayla's mission. When her job with Joshua starts, she realizes he's more than what she was expecting.  Not only does he light her body on fire, there's more to him that meets the eye.  Yet, he's still holding back on her.  I enjoyed the journey these two had.  I love the way Lexi draws the reader in and keeps them on the edge of their seat! I knew that Kayla's mission was temporary but I fell in love with her and Josh! Gah! I wanted her to be able to maintain a relationship with him, as they complemented each other so nicely!  Even though, nice isn't the word I'd use for her.  She's small and appears delicate but Josh soon realizes she can hold her own, even with him.
I loved the twists and the turns this book had. There's action and this book had a lot of emotions. I thought this was bittersweet as it's the last of the Masters and Mercenaries series, but it's not the end for Lexi! There's another series to come and I don't want to ruin the surprise. You'll have to read to find out more.  
      

Excerpt

“Kayla?” 
Her eyes came up, a flash of recognition there. “Yes?” 
“Are you going to sign the contract or do you have more questions?” 
She picked up the pen sitting on top of the contracts that would bind the two of them together for the next six months. They would reevaluate the relationship at that point in time, but for the next six months, she was his. His bodyguard. His submissive. 
Bought and properly paid for. He would take care of her and she would give him what he needed. 
She signed with a flourish and sat back, a gleam of curiosity in her eyes. 
He was curious, too, and there was zero reason to not satisfy their curiosity. Hard and soft limits had been gone over. They would find their communication style as they went along. But first she should understand that he was in control. 
“Come sit on my lap.” 
She didn’t hesitate. She stood and turned, shifting so she could maneuver her way onto his lap. 
Her weight came down on him and he wrapped an arm around her waist. Damn but she made him feel big. He’d seen her take out a man twice her size, but sitting here in his lap she felt small and vulnerable, and fuck but that did it for him. 
He slid a hand along her knee, letting himself indulge in the silky-smooth feel of her skin against his palm. “Did you do as I asked?” 
He was well aware his voice had gone husky, deeper than normal. 
“Yes, Joshua.” She squirmed the tiniest bit, as though trying to find a comfortable position. It might be difficult for her because she was sitting right on his cock, and it was harder and thicker than he could ever remember it being. 
“How can I trust you?” This was all part of the game he loved. Here he could let go and play out the darker of his impulses—to control, to take, to possess. 
See. Want. Have. 
“You’ll have to check,” she replied. “Though shouldn’t we go inside?” 
He reached out and picked up his cell with his free hand, pushing one number and connecting to the security room. He put them on speaker. She needed to understand what she was up against in order for the game to be fair. “Landon?” 
“This is Burke,” the deep voice replied. “Shane’s on patrol. What can I do for you?” 
“Burke, I would like to fuck my submissive on the third-floor balcony. Is anyone watching us? Can you see any cameras pointed our way?” 
A low, masculine chuckle came across the line. “No, Mr. Hunt. And given the angle relative to the beach, you should enjoy your evening without worry. The only peepers I would worry about would be your next-door neighbor, and Jared is out for the night.” 
“I wouldn’t care if he wasn’t. Keep up the good work.” He hung up and his hand tightened. “I would prefer when we’re playing that you don’t question me like that. I know where I want to fuck you. I know when I want to fuck you, and I’m in charge. If I want you in the middle of a crowded freeway, your only response is a yes or a no. Not to question me.” 
She seemed to relax back against him, as though she was giving up the struggle and choosing to submit. “Yes, Joshua. Yes, I understand, and yes to the sex. Please.” 
He liked the breathy please and loved how she squirmed. Still, he wasn’t absolutely sure she’d obeyed him, and he was a man who required proof. He slid his hand up her thigh. “Spread your legs for me.” 
Her knees fell apart, and he could feel the heat from her core. He slipped a hand up until he made contact with her softest skin. No panties. Nothing but wet heat waiting for him, and it was obvious the play had cranked her up, too. His free hand eased one button on her shirt free, and then another and another until he could move in like a soldier conquering territory. No bra. Her breasts were like the rest of her. Soft and delicate. One nipple rolled against his palm, hardening then and there. 
“I can see you’ve been an obedient sub,” he said, his mouth against her ear. “You need to stay that way or there will be punishment. I’m not a sadist, Kayla. I truly don’t get off on your pain, but I will give it to you if you need it. I am a disciplinarian. I gain satisfaction from your obedience. In exchange, I’ll show you how good it can be to obey me.”  

 



NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tara Thomas - Twisted End review


Whew! This book flew by for me. I couldn't put it down. This was the final book in the novella series and it picked up right where book 2 left off. Brent and Janie are trying to hunt down who is after them. This book was fast paced and had a lot of action in it.  Their story was heart-stopping and so sweet. It was a good conclusion to their story.  I don't want to say too much, as I feel like I'll be giving things away.  This was a very fast read for me and wrapped up Brent and Janie's story nicely. If you liked the other two books, you'll enjoy this conclusion.



From romantic suspense author Tara Thomas comes the explosive first novella, Shattered Fear, in the brand-new romantic suspense Sons of Broad series.

Welcome to the sultry streets of Charleston, where simmering desire and dark danger rule...

First comes desire.
Then comes love.
But Janie and Brent need to stop the man out to ruin them,

Before they can live happily ever after…

Lexi Blake - Nobody Does It Better release blitz

       

A spy who specializes in seduction

Kayla Summers was an elite CIA double agent, working inside China’s deadly MSS. Now, she works for McKay-Taggart London, but the Agency isn’t quite done with her. Spy master Ezra Fain needs her help on a mission that would send her into Hollywood’s glamorous and dangerous party scene. Intrigued by the mission and the movie star hunk she will be shadowing, she eagerly agrees. When she finds herself in his bed, she realizes she’s not only risking her life, but her heart.

A leading man who doesn’t do romance

Joshua Hunt is a legend of the silver screen. As Hollywood’s highest paid actor, he’s the man everyone wants to be, or be with, but something is missing. After being betrayed more than once, the only romance Josh believes in anymore is on the pages of his scripts. He keeps his relationships transactional, and that’s how he likes it, until he meets his new bodyguard. She was supposed to keep him safe, and satisfied when necessary, but now he’s realizing he may never be able to get enough of her.

An ending neither could have expected

Protecting Joshua started off as a mission, until it suddenly felt like her calling. When the true reason the CIA wanted her for this assignment is revealed, Kayla will have to choose between serving her country or saving the love of her life.

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NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

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John Marrs - The One review

Ok, first note to reader: beware, once you start this book, you WON'T be able to put it down.  I tried putting this gem down to go to sleep, but I lost the fight. I wasn't able to set it down until it was done. The writing style flowed and held me captive. I enjoyed the way it was written. The reader is given a snippet into the different lives and they flip back and forth between them, so not one story is revealed in full at once.  The way this story played out, reminded me of the movie Love Actually.  But this story was so DIFFERENT and intriguing.  As each layer was revealed, I was more and more drawn in.  I wanted to know, WHAT'S NEXT?! I felt like I was on the edge of my seat because I wanted more. As each new thing was revealed, I wanted to know how and if their lives would intersect.  It's a wide variety of characters, and they don't have that much in common but I wanted to piece it together. I thought John did a great job to keep me guessing.  I wasn't prepared for the way things turned out and I was gasping out loud. Probably good that I wasn't somewhere public while I read this! This book held my attention and didn't let go until the last page. If you like a good thriller, then grab this book today! 


**ARC provided by NetGalley for my honest review**



How far would you go to find The One?

A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you’ll be matched with your perfect partner—the one you’re genetically made for.

That’s the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. Since then, millions of people around the world have been matched. But the discovery has its downsides: test results have led to the breakup of countless relationships and upended the traditional ideas of dating, romance and love.

Now five very different people have received the notification that they’ve been “Matched.” They’re each about to meet their one true love. But “happily ever after” isn’t guaranteed for everyone. Because even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking than others…


A word-of-mouth hit in the United Kingdom, The One is a fascinating novel that shows how even the simplest discoveries can have complicated consequences.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Tawna Fenske - The Test review

I simply adored this book! Lisa find herself in a position she never thought she would be in; having an ex-fiance. Now she's rethinking everything.  Lisa is out for a girls night with her sisters.  When she locks eyes with a guy at the bar.  She thinks that maybe she should do the opposite of what she would normally do, then she starts the test.  And the chemistry between Lisa and Dax is HOTT! I really enjoyed their banter. I liked how Lisa was attracted to him, in that he looked different from her usual "type" and he was also a different kind of guy.  She let her hormones lead her and wasn't up in her head about things. Dax had his own preconceived notions about her as well. But I liked how Dax encouraged her.  Despite how things should have been, feelings got involved.  I was completely lost in the story and didn't want to put this book down.  In typical Tawna fashion, I found myself laughing out loud and swooning so hard while reading this book! Go grab your copy today! 


**ARC provided for my honest review** 




"The hottest, sexiest, most hilariously fun opposites attract story I’ve ever read!" - USA Today bestselling author Samanthe Beck

This is a test. A test of every life decision Lisa Michaels has ever made.

Lisa thought she’d gotten everything right: The nicest condo, the right career, the best hair, and a perfectly adequate sex life with her stockbroker fiancĂ©. But when the fiancĂ© ditches her at the altar, Lisa’s left questioning every decision she’s ever made. What if her instincts have been steering her wrong all along? And what if she tested that theory by spending one month doing the exact opposite of what she’d normally do?

A crazy-hot fling with a tattooed steelworker from the wrong side of the tracks seems like a good starting point...

Each book in the The List series is STANDALONE:
* The List
* The Test