Monday, December 30, 2013

COVER REVEAL: A Mate's Bite by Milly Taiden


A Mate's Bite - Sassy Mates Series Book 2

Mission: Don’t fall in love

After an explosive night of passion during a scenting ceremony, Karla Alves is sure she was just a one night stand for the man she'd been crushing on for years. She teased him and pleased him, and Nate hasn't been around since. Her fear of becoming clingy kept her from risking her heart and asking for more than a few hours of skin sin.

Mission: Crack her walls

She. Is. His. Nathan Wolfe marked Karla. His mate. Deeply involved in pack politics, Nate has had to stay away. When his sister warns that Karla needs him more than he thinks, he'll discover a bundle of secrets only his wolf can sniff out. But getting the woman he cares about to let down her guard may prove to be his undoing.

Mission: Embrace the bite

With Karla's wayward sister wreaking havoc and friends needing more of his time than ever, Nate will have to rearrange his priorities if he ever hopes to earn Karla's trust. But will time with her be enough? Only true love and a wolf's promise can hold together a relationship created with a bite, a scenting, and a hope for tomorrow.





About the Author
Hi! I'm Milly (AKA April Angel) I love to write sexy stories. They're usually either paranormal or contemporary with a large dose of heat. My paranormal stories can be anything from wolf-shifters (my favorites) to witches, demons and anything in between. My contemporaries are usually anything from soldiers to corporate romances.

I was born the prettiest part of the Caribbean known as the Dominican Republic. Currently, I live in New York City with my hubby, the bossy kiddo and our little dog "Needy Speedy". Don't ask.

When I'm not working some really long hours at the day job, or hanging out in the awful life-sucking invention known as Facebook, messaging my bestie in the UK or shopping with my sis Julie, then I can be found watching scary movies. Buuut when I'm not doing that, I'm usually writing because the voices won't shut up.

I am addicted to shoe shopping, chocolate (but who isn't, right?) and Dunkin' Donuts coffee. Come on over and visit me! I love to meet new readers!

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

REVIEW: Plus One by Cristal Ryder

***This book was originally reviewed for My Secret Romance.***
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Summary:

Karen goes to her friend’s sex club for a pole dancing workshop, but things take a wild turn for her. Rob comes in as the owner’s plus one expecting to watch, but not participate. When he spots the timid Karen, things change for the both as they’re thrown together by the very people that brought them there. They embark on a steamy adventure and might just end up with a plus one of their own.

Thoughts:

This is a little novella, and it is a really good one! The buildup to Karen and Rob’s experience is exquisite and the club sounds both intimidating and sinfully delightful. There’s not only the interaction between Karen and Rob to keep your attention, but some action all around adding to the heated and exciting atmosphere of the book.

Getting to Karen and Rob in particular, they start off in the pool before moving to a room, but this room isn’t very private. They pass other rooms on their way and one of them gives them some ideas. In their little room, they explore each other and end up with an audience. However, part of that audience ends up participating.

There’s no definitive HEA, which I always prefer, but I do get the impression of a HFN at the very least. I only hope that the author might write more stories about this club for other patrons or something. Such a great setting that I only wanted to see more of!


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

REVIEW: Naughty Tricks and Sinful Treats Anthology

Summary:

Five Sexy Short Stories To Make Your Halloween Sizzle...

Bitten by Night - Milly Taiden
When a wolf hunts for his mate, he'll lay claim and take her for life. But Royce Night never thought Kiara Cruz would be both his biggest chase and the sexiest woman he'd ever had. She's in heat and he's on the prowl. And he definitely didn't think he'd tangle with a tigress for a dance at an alpha love.

Pranks & Spanks - Rachel Firasek
No devil should be without his dark angel. Graham Taiden had great plans to torture, Allison McAnders, all through the night, but his sweet sub had a different plan of action. She's tired of their on-again off-again relationship and ready to lead him to the next level or call a halt to their role playing. Together, through the language of lovers, they'll reach a truce or risk losing the battle between heaven and hell.

His Naughty Succubus - Jennifer James
Ghost hunter Liam MacDonnell has decided to do a special Halloween investigation on an infamous haunted house. He's hard up for some action of the ghostly kind, and is looking for a sure thing. Lucky for him, cursed succubus Trinity Bell is waiting for him, and has a special assignment only he can bring to completion.

Seduced by Day - April Angel
It takes two to tango, but three's never a crowd. When twin brothers, Bryan and Brent Day set their sights on Stephanie Almonte, their partner's secretary, they won't be deterred from the task of capturing her heart. With a wicked sense of curiosity, and kill-me bits of a dress, Stephanie explores the haunted mansion that sets the tone for their corporate Halloween party. She's in for the shock of her life when she finds out that the men she's panted after for months have arranged for a sweet seduction to claim her body and her future.

Her Wicked Bassist - Jennifer James
The bad news: This Halloween, Holly Darling's sorority is having their annual fundraiser in a haunted house, and she's freakin' terrified.

The good news: Hot bassist Zander Phillips is performing with his band Wicked Lovely, and he's got her back, front, and every other body part in between covered.

*Mature reader warning: Adult content including but not limited to: Violence and raw sexual language and actions.

Title:  Naughty Tricks and Sinful Treats
Series:  N/A
Book #: N/A
Author:  Rachel Firasek, Jennifer James, Milly Taiden, and April Angel
Approximate Book Length:  205 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:

This is a pretty short anthology as far as those go. There are only 5 stories and they’re pretty short and sweet.

Rachel Firasek’s Pranks and Spanks was sexy, angsty, and sweet all at the same time. There was an excellent balance and I thoroughly enjoyed that. On a random note, there’s a tattoo in this story and I loved it!

Jennifer James’s His Naughty Succubus features a different take on the succubus lore, but then again she’s good at that. The scenario has a very “Supernatural” feel to it which is kind of fun. There’s a slight kink of the BDSM flavor, but it’s not strong enough to say you have to be into that to enjoy it. There’s room for more stories in this “verse” which is pretty exciting since I loved the mate angle in this lore.

Her Wicked Bassist by Jennifer James was an awesome read. For such a short one, it was really great. It felt so authentic and real, like it could totally happen to anyone. It was a lot of fun, especially with some interesting references to the previous story.

Bitten by Night by Milly Taiden was sweet, sassy, and sexy. I loved all the elements to it. There’s both wolf and feline shifters and a mating heat. It all just melted me and held me enthralled.

April Angel’s Seduced by Day starts off stemming from Milly Taiden’s story, but ends up coinciding entirely. The titles go together well with their play on words – I love it; it made me giggle! I love ménage and this one was very sexy. I can really relate to the heroine which I always appreciate. The piercings have me incredibly intrigued. Great end to the anthology.

Bottom Line:

All five stories were good making this anthology a truly awesome read in its entirety. It’s got both paranormal and contemporary to please any fan and will have you smiling with satisfaction of. It’s a great taste of all the authors and will leave you wanting more of each of them!

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Personal Experiences by Tracy Lee


Thanks to Book Monster Promotions for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing a little about Tracy Lee's Personal Experiences. Happy reading!

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Elleny Barker and Trevor McHale have loved each other since the second grade. Growing up in a small Georgia town, they had the same group of friends and they all had dreams of leaving Richland. Elle’s life was perfect; going to the perfect college, had the perfect life plan of becoming a doctor and had the perfect boyfriend going to college on a full ride football scholarship. Until the day Elle’s life was turned upside down; making a decision that she thought would be the best for both her and Trevor, she turned to the one man she thought would be willing to help her, Trevor’s best friend, Willie “Bear” Jackson. Seventeen years later; Elleny, brought on by violent abuse and still feeling the sting of losing the only man she’s ever loved; is a changed woman, for the worse. She has locked her heart away and refuses to give it to anyone. Then it happened, a millionaire, whose company just bought out the local plant where Elle’s husband is a foreman moves into town; or should I say BACK into town; turns out that it’s Trevor McHale. Secrets have kept them apart for seventeen years; will they end up keeping them apart for the rest of their lives? Life teaches us harsh lessons; Personal Experiences teach us life’s true meaning.

WARNING: contains some graphic, dark scenes that are not for the light-hearted including torture. BUT DOES CONTAIN A HAPPILY EVER AFTER! Discretion is advised!!!


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About the Author
“I am a lover of chocolate, an outspoken dreamer who cannot survive without chaos! Those who truly know me can attest that I am obsessed with chocolate peanut butter anything. I write about hot, alpha men and the women who love them and the only way that I can get anything accomplished is in a crisis. I am no good in math; as a matter of fact, I suck in math. My true love is the English language. My children are my world that not even a hot man could come between. I am originally from outside Tampa, Florida but currently reside outside Tulsa, Oklahoma. I am digging the farm animals that live behind my house.”

Tracy lives with her husband and 4 children in a small town just outside Tulsa, Ok. Originally from Brandon, Florida she was a city girl at heart. Growing tired of living in the concrete jungle she wanted a change of scenery and pace; she packed her kids up and moved to Oklahoma where she met her husband. Now she’s seen snow, touched pigs and has cows and chickens in her back yard.

Being a stay at home mom she became an avid reader and part-time blogger; she decided to put the three of them together and try her hand at writing and fell in love. In between running kids from band practice to PTO meetings, she enjoys her “me time” working on her next book. She thoroughly enjoys head-banging heavy metal and a kickass game of Black Ops and will be your slave if you offer her chocolate.

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REVIEW: Wicked Watchers - Looking at the Lads by Various Authors

***This book was originally reviewed for My Secret Romance.***
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Summary:

Seven stories from seven different authors about men who’ve caught a show in various situations that led them to something better in their lives.








Thoughts:

Other than some voyeurism and a little exhibitionism, there’s a little kink here and there. On occasion there’s some side action or the watcher is even invited to join. It’s a well-written and very fun, enjoyable collection of stories of delicious man lovin’. Here’s a little peek into each within this book.

My Lucky Night by AJ Jarrett – Cole’s friend dragged him to a sex club for the first time, but he finds so much more than he expected to on that lucky night. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t this sweet and sensual tale. I really liked this one and only wanted more.

Boy, Can She Dance by Nephylim – A homeless boy, thrown out for being gay, seeks a place to bed down for the winter night and finds a warm spot under the window of a house. He gets a show along with the place to lay his head, ending with the surprise of his life. This one felt like a tease in all the right ways and definitely left me with a smile.

First Time Voyeur by Victoria Blisse – A guy who’s struggled with his sexuality all his life finally comes to terms with it while working at a gay bar. Now he aches to explore it, particularly with two hot regulars that he later catches a show of at closing one night. This really was a tease. I enjoyed every bit of it, but was left a little disappointed with the ending despite the promise it held.

Pool Party by Lily Sawyer – A pool boy enjoying the eye candy that are his gay clients has the tables turned on him. He gets an invitation he can’t pass up. This was another teasing story that was very cute. It’ll make you giggle and leave you with a smile.

Passion Bringer by Sara York – This was a bit strange until I caught up with the premise. It’s a dystopian setting where people have taken drugs to suppress emotion for the sake of the population and safety. It’s easier to understand as you read it. It was interesting watching the couple deal with coming off the drugs and discovering real passion for the first time.

Roommates by Julie Lynn Hayes – A very shy gay virgin rooms with three gorgeous friends, and he walks in on a very unexpected show one night. This one left me a little sad actually, because he’s just so shy and makes no other move than watching. I really just wanted so much more for him.

The Watcher by LM Brown – A hotel owner is a complete shut-in thanks to a car accident disfiguring his face. He catches sight of a couple in an elevator and decides to try to set up an encounter for his viewing pleasure, but things do not go according to plan. This story was predictable, but none the less satisfying and definitely left me with a warm heart and a smile.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

COVER REVEAL: The Pack or the Panther by Tara Lain






The Pack or the Panther
(Tales of the Harker Pack Series)
By
Tara Lain


Blurb:

Cole Harker, son of an alpha werewolf, is bigger and more powerful than most wolves, tongue-tied in groups, and gay. For twenty-four years, he’s lived to please his family and pack—even letting them promise him in marriage to female werewolf Analiese to secure a pack alliance and help save them from a powerful gangster who wants their land. Then Cole meets Analiese’s half-brother, panther shifter Paris Marketo, and for the first time, Cole wants something for himself.

When Analiese runs off to marry a human, Cole finally has a chance with Paris, but the solitary cat rejects him, the pack, and everything it represents. Then Cole discovers the gangster wants Paris too and won’t rest until he has him. What started as a land dispute turns into World War Wolf! But the bigger fight is the battle between cats and dogs.





Release Date: 
January 8, 2013


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EXCERPT

Cole took hold of a branch a few feet from Paris. “Do you think the alliance will stand?” He shrugged. “Hard to say. I know everyone hopes so, so I hope so too.” Cole pulled his eyebrows together. “But you don’t really care.”

Paris looked up sharply. “Yes, I care. I care about my parents. They’ve been good to me and I owe them a lot. I’m a freak by wolf standards, and my father has never abjured me. I honestly believe he kept me separate for my well-being more than his own. He acknowledges me as his son even though I remind him of his greatest sorrow.”

“Your panther mother.” He nodded. “And Trixie isn’t a brave female. My existence is difficult for her, but she’s been nothing but good to me. She had to stand against the combined disapproval of a lot of other females for me. They didn’t know what I was, but they knew I was Merced’s first wife’s son. They weren’t kind. She was. I value her and want the best.”

 Cole nodded. If there was one thing he understood, it was loyalty.

“And then there’s you.”

Cole glanced up. Look at that mischievous face. He’d switched from deeply serious to court jester in one second flat. “What about me?” He grinned.

The cat danced around his tree, unfastening buttons on his shirt with intricate skill. “You want the alliance and I want you. Isn’t that an Aristotelian principle? If A equals B and B equals C, then Paris wants Cole to have his alliance so Paris can have Cole’s big yummy cock in his ass. An ass, I might add, that’s been throbbing like a voodoo drum since I first looked in your silver eyes, wolfman.” He whipped off the shirt, leaving his upper body bare.

Wow. Even knowing what was coming, that sight was hard to believe. The cat’s skin glowed in the moonlight like so much alabaster formed into a work of art. If you liked bulky, you wouldn’t like Paris. But if the look of a black leopard stealing along a branch stilled your heart, this sight would do it for you down to the ground. Not really slim. More like lean, with muscles just where they should be, but as if they were made of silk rather than stone. Fluid.

Paris reached and grabbed a branch, then pulled himself up one-armed until he leaned over the wood on his belly. Flip. He circled and came up to sitting, his upper body glowing and long legs dangling. He spread his arms out for a second as if balancing on a tightrope. Then he reached in and started to unfasten his belt. Slowly, he slipped it from his trousers, then swung it over his head until it caught on an upper branch.

 He pulled himself to standing and used one hand to slowly lower his fly. White showed in the gap. Oh my. Not white underwear.  White skin. Cole shuddered. He wasn’t used to this kind of sexy. Hell, who was? This cat was one of a kind. 



About the Author

Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 23. Her best­selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft. She lives with her soul­mate husband and her soul­mate dog in Laguna Beach, California, a pretty seaside town where she sets a lot of her books. Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!



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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

REVIEW: Melt by Kitty Hunter

Summary:

Ronnie's Dom Luis has been threatening to give her a spanking, and after he gives her a taste of one in the spa massage room, she accepts her punishment later that evening, with her other Dom, Gavin helping Luis deliver her punishment.





Title:  Melt
Series:  Hidden Pleasures
Book #: 3
Author:  Kitty Hunter
Approximate Book Length:  27 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:

This one once again pushes boundaries, but in good ways. We get a front row seat as our trio irons out what their relationship means for them and it’s a sweet and very sexy journey. There are a couple little continuity issues, but nothing that derails the story. For a story so short, even in three parts, the author gets you invested in the characters and their outcome together really well, as well as leaves you wondering what other stories might be lurking in the Hidden Pleasures club.

Bottom Line:

Melt is a satisfying conclusion to Luis, Gavin, and Ronnie’s sinfully sexy story. I look forward to more from this author!

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Monday, December 16, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Edge of Darkness by JT Geissinger


Thanks to Book Monster Promotions for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing a little about JT Geissinger's Night Prowler series in celebration of the Edge of Darkness release. Happy reading!

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Night Prowler, #4

Six years after a shocking tragedy left her emotionally and physically scarred, Ember Jones lives a life of quiet isolation in Barcelona. Determined to keep her troubled past a secret, she keeps her head down and her heart locked up tight. Until the day a beautiful, mysterious stranger walks into her life, and her carefully controlled world is shattered forever.

Christian McLoughlin is unlike anyone Ember has ever met. Wealthy, cultured, and utterly charismatic, he also has dark secrets of his own. They succumb to the undeniable pull between them and embark on a passionate affair, but things turn explosive when the truth about Christian and the reason he came to Barcelona is exposed. As their dark pasts collide, the two unlikely lovers find themselves caught in a web of danger and deceit that neither of them might survive.

The Edge of Darkness, where hunter becomes hunted, no one can be trusted, and love is the most dangerous game of them all.


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Night Prowler, #1

Deep within the primeval forests of southern England, a race of beautiful, savage shape-shifters lives hidden from the everyday world. Bound together by ancient bloodlines and a ruthless code of secrecy that punishes traitors with death, the Ikati send their leader Leander on a mission to capture one raised outside the tribe before she can expose their secret. When Leander tracks the unsuspecting outsider to Southern California, the hardened warrior is prepared for a fight—but not for the effect the sensual young beauty has on his heart.

Jenna spent her childhood in hiding, on the run from someone—or something—her parents refused to discuss. She trusts no one, not since her father’s mysterious disappearance, not since her mother’s sudden death, and definitely not since she began exhibiting strange, superhuman abilities. When handsome, enigmatic Leander appears, promising answers to the mysteries that shroud her past, she knows she shouldn’t trust him either. But their connection is undeniable, and as powerful as the enemy hell-bent on destroying every one of their kind…


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Night Prowler, #2

There exists a world beyond our own. It is a world of ancient magic and well-guarded secrets, a world of strict laws and harsh punishments for those who betray them, a world inhabited by the Ikati, a race of gifted people who are so much more than they first appear. Brought together by fate in this world of danger and beauty, two people with dark pasts will meet.

Morgan is beautiful, smart, sexy…and about to die. Convicted of treason against her shape-shifting kin, she is given one last chance at redemption; discover the hidden lair of the enemy intent on destroying every one of her kind, or forfeit her life.

Xander is ruthless, heartless, cold-blooded…and assigned to kill her if she fails in her task. Expecting to feel nothing but contempt for the traitor under his watch, the assassin accompanies Morgan on her search, but as the two race through the heart of Italy while the clock winds down to zero hour, he finds himself drawn into a dangerous web of desire as powerful as it is forbidden. Their passion will test everything they believe in, and endanger the future of the tribe itself.


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Night Prowler, #3

SECRETS…In the hidden world that exists beside our own, a mirror world of ancient magic and elegant deceptions, a world of people who are so much more than they first appear, a war is brewing. Most of these Gifted people—the Ikati, a savage, sensual race of lethal predators—are content to hide behind human smiles, disguising their splendor in order to survive. But others are discontent. And they will hide no longer.

BETRAYALS…Eliana lives for two things only: vengeance on the man who killed her father, and seeing his dream of living in the open with humans come to pass. But that dream is far too dangerous for The Hunt, a group of elite Ikati assassins with one objective: eliminate her before she can expose their secrets to the world.

SEDUCTION…Demetrius is haunted by the memory of the woman he once loved. He will risk everything to save her from the killers on her tail…and convince her, before the ancient walls between two worlds crumble, that only together can they defeat their real enemy, a brilliant, cunning traitor far more deadly than either of them can guess.


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About the Author
J.T. Geissinger’s debut novel, Shadow’s Edge, was published in 2012 and was a #1 Amazon US and UK bestseller in fantasy romance and romance series. She has been nominated for the prestigious RITA® award from the Romance Writers of America for best paranormal romance for her second book in the Night Prowler series, Edge of Oblivion.

A life-long lover of reading and a self-professed “book addict,” she didn’t realize her dream of writing a novel until a milestone birthday forced her to take stock of her goals in life. Always believing the right time to commit to putting pen to paper would magically announce itself, it took waking up one cold January morning with a shiny new zero as the second number in her age to kick start her determination.

Starting on that very day, she wrote what would become Shadow’s Edge in a little over four months and submitted it to several literary agents. Nothing happened. Thinking that was the end of that but by no means willing to give up on her dreams of being published, she began work on a second manuscript.

Then, during a trip to Italy in honor of their 10th wedding anniversary and the honeymoon she and her husband never took, she received an email that would change her life. It was from an agent, Marlene Stringer of Stringer Literary, and it contained the three words every aspiring author longs to hear: “I loved it.”

Marlene sold the manuscript to Montlake Romance who published it six months later. Hitting the #1 Amazon bestseller lists within weeks of publication, Shadow’s Edge was book one of the Night Prowler novels. Book two, Edge of Oblivion, was published in October 2012 and will be followed by Rapture’s Edge in June 2013, and Edge of Darkness in fall 2013. There are six books total planned for the series.

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

REVIEW: Unexpected Top by Cassandra Carr

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Summary:

Cissy feels taken for granted in her marriage and decides to try to take some control of the situation. Len’s into it at first since it involves sexual rewards, but spooks when he starts losing more control. Will Cissy’s experiment change them for the better or be the biggest mistake of her life?

Thoughts:

A lot of times, romance books are about a new couple or a reunited couple, so it’s refreshing to read stories about a married couple. Cissy and Len have lost their chemistry and Cissy’s desperate to get back, along with some respect from her husband. In her research, she learns of a Female-Led-Relationship (FLR). She decides to take a chance and try some things. The rest of the story is about the results and their journey together.

One of the things that really stands out for me in this book is that research is done to fix a stale marriage. It’s about a random interest or whim, but stems from a deep desire to fix the marriage and a desperate need to do whatever it takes even if it means stepping out of her comfort zone. When they tried some things, it didn’t magically make everything better. They struggled with how it felt, what it meant, and where they should go from there.

Overall, Unexpected Top is truly a beautiful story about getting that spark back. Naturally it’s also a very sexy story and sex plays a large part, but it’s the emotion behind it that leaves an impact. The most important part to me is how much I appreciate the authenticity of the story. Definitely a really great read!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Operation Saving Daniel by Nina Croft


Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blog tour. I have Nina Croft, author of Operation: Saving Daniel here today. Welcome!

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Ten facts about Daniel…

I’m here to celebrate my latest release, Operation Saving Daniel. The book is part of Entangled Publishing’s Covet imprint—contemporary romance with a paranormal twist. Today, I thought I would talk a little about Daniel, the hero of the book. So here are ten facts about Daniel:

1. The book begins on Daniel’s twentieth birthday and ends on his thirtieth.

2. He was a virgin until the age of twenty. And he lost his virginity on the night of his twentieth birthday.

3. He’s a total geek, all he ever wanted to be was a scientist studying human genetics.

4. Daniel is the third child out of five, and he’s the only boy. He’s felt victimized from the moment he was born. (Strangely, I also come from a family of five, and have one brother—I never really felt any sympathy for him until I wrote Operation Saving Daniel. Now, I can only hope he wasn’t as intimidated by his sisters as Daniel was.)

5. Daniel fell in love with his baby sister’s best friend when he was fourteen and never really recovered. Though he did try really hard to overcome the affliction.

6. He loves his sisters and will do anything to protect them, though he will never tell them that.

7. His policy, when dealing with his sisters is, show no fear.

8. He’s blond – which is odd – my heroes are usually dark. But he is also utterly gorgeous. Here’s a description of him when Lissa (the heroine) sees him again for the first time after ten years: “Daniel had always been handsome, but through his teenage years, he’d disguised it with shaggy hair, glasses, and a general air of endearing geekiness. Today, he wasn’t hiding anything. Tall, maybe six four, his dark blond hair immaculately cut to show off sharp cheekbones, an aquiline nose, mesmerizing gray eyes, and what she’d once thought was the sweetest mouth she had ever come across on a man.”

9. Despite never wanting to be anything but a scientist, Daniel is a really successful businessman and a billionaire by the time he is thirty.

10. Daniel is a werewolf. In fact, he’s freaking super wolf!

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About the Author
Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia, which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of nine-to-five work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain.

Nina's writing mixes romance with elements of paranormal and science fiction.

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Operation: Saving Daniel

At eighteen, Melissa seduced her best friend Julia's brother only to run away shortly after. While Daniel was her fairytale prince, Lissa didn’t believe in happy ever afters.

Ten years and a near death experience later, Lissa is ready for a husband and family. But a cry for help from Julia puts that dream on hold. Daniel is acting weird and he’s about to marry his long term girlfriend—AKA The Evil One. Someone needs to save him.

Daniel has never stopped loving Lissa. Ten years ago when he gave her a little freedom, he always intended that one day they would be together. Right up until the moment he was bitten by a werewolf. Now, Daniel has to hide what he is. He won’t risk anyone else, especially the woman he loves.

But Lissa is back. Their attraction is stronger than ever and Lissa is nothing if not tenacious.


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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

REVIEW: Cuffed by Kitty Hunter

Summary:

Ronnie's Doms are ready to push her to new heights of seduction in a sexual game she can't resist. Luis and Gavin won't stop the game without her safe word, despite her tears. Will she run when it's over, or will her bond with her Doms grow deeper?

Title:  Cuffed
Series:  Hidden Pleasures
Book #: 2
Author:  Kitty Hunter
Approximate Book Length:  25 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:

So this is not a standalone story as it picks up where the last one left off with the same characters. It doesn’t exactly start off with an exclusive ménage, but in a budding relationship of this type, that’s not particularly unusual as things are uncertain. All the dirty talk isn’t quite my taste, but I can be pretty vanilla, so I don’t necessarily count. The only thing I will say is that the important thing to remember about BDSM is the safe word and the rules surrounding it (no doesn’t really mean no). With that in mind, this story is sexy and satisfying with an ending I loved.

Bottom Line:

With characters I can’t get enough of, Cuffed is another sizzling chapter in the story of Ronnie and her doms. Don’t miss it!

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

BOOK PROMO: Stranded Temptation by April Angel

I'm sharing a little about April Angel's Stranded Temptation, including an R-RATED Exerpt
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Stranded together, their passions will run wild.

Kara has a deep dislike for her boss, Max. She also wants him so badly it’s making her nuts. He’s a workaholic, a robot man. And he’s never shown the least bit of interest in her or anything else that wasn’t recorded in the corporate minutes. But when their plane crashes on the way to a meeting, leaving them stranded on a deserted island…just the two of them, all alone with all that ocean around them…Kara decides it’s time to start living. And by living, she means using Max for all the hot sex she’s been denied.

Max wants Kara—has wanted her for a long time. Unable to come out and cross the line between professional and personal, he makes her accompany him on business trips just to have her around. When they crash land and Kara shows him how much she wants him, he decides to quit being so professional and take the woman of his dreams. After all, what happens in the middle of nowhere, stays in the middle of nowhere. Until they’re rescued.

Back in the real world, things aren’t as easy. Kara is afraid to start a relationship with a man who completely ignored her until she took off her clothes, and Max is afraid she’ll never be able to trust him. But when someone makes it clear that Kara’s in danger, Max has more to protect than Kara’s feelings. And now that he has her, he’s not about to let her go.


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~EXCERPT~

Gentleness she’d never noticed before in Max was evident in his eyes. She watched him curl his large hand over her much smaller one. Her heart beat so loudly in her ears she feared he might hear it. He brought her hand to his lips and kissed it. Fire roared in her blood, and her breath hitched. He turned her hand over and brushed a warm, firm kiss over her palm while they stared at each other.

“I’d never put you in danger.” Deepened to rough gravel, the sound of his voice made her pussy throb and blood thicken in her veins.

Somehow she knew what he said was the truth. “Kiss me, Max.”

The words were barely out of her lips when he dragged her onto his lap and their lips met in desperation. Her arms twined around his neck. Pulling him closer, she brought her chest flush to his. Heat took over every cell of her body. His kiss devoured her. Lord, the man was a kissing god. With soft strokes of his tongue, he caressed the inside of her mouth. Whimpering in the back of her throat, she moved restlessly on his lap. The long, steel length of his cock was poking at her ass. He glided his hands under her top, making her belly flesh quiver. When his warm hands touched her skin, desire increased inside her tenfold. Breaths turned to pants. Her body thrummed with arousal. She tuned everything but the sight of him out of her mind.

She pulled back and smiled. “I want you, Max.”

He frowned and took a deep breath. “Kara, you’re in shock—”

Determined, she shook her head and cut him off. “No, Max. I’m alive.”

She smiled again and pulled off her top. Her bra was now the only barrier between her breasts and his hands. Swollen into tight points, the peaks of her nipples called for his touch under the satiny material. A combination of lust, hunger, and desperation flared in his eyes. His usually light gray eyes darkened to that of a murky, stormy day.

“Fuck, Kara. I want you too, but I don’t have condoms.”

Air fought its way into her lungs. “I’m clean and on birth control.”

He continued to frown. “I’m clean too, but are you sure?”

In a smooth move worthy of any professional stripper, her hand reached behind her back, unsnapped her bra, and pulled it off. “Fuck me, Max. I want you inside me, right now.”

His hands curled around her head and held her immobile. Raw hunger made her body shudder. Their kiss turned into a greedy need to consume each other. Moisture gathered in her pussy, and an incessant throbbing took hold between her thighs. In a frantic mating, their tongues danced, rubbed, and curled over each other until passion overrode all else. Blind lust shot through her when she rocked her hips over his hard cock.

He kissed wet trails from her jaw to her breasts until he was sucking on one of her erect nipples. Her pussy clenched when he enveloped her breast with his firm lips. Soaked in her cream, her thong became a new point of friction on her swollen pussy lips. She tore at his shirt. A wanton urgency took hold of her and guided her actions. To feel his skin on hers became her only mission.

When he helped her take the shirt off, she splayed her hands over his bulging shoulders and sighed. When his warm muscles contracted, she groaned. He was a work of art. His chest was corded with muscles and bronzed to perfection. Just looking at him made her pant. Whimpers rushed past her lips when his teeth grazed her turgid nipple.

“Oh, yes. Do that again.”

Again, he sucked and then nipped at the tight bud. She moaned and pushed her chest further into his face. He released her nipple from his lips and rolled the wet tip between his finger and thumb, tweaking the sensitive flesh while his mouth latched onto the other one for a taste. She dug her nails into his shoulders, holding him in her grip while rocking her hips over his cock. Movement made her open her eyes. Max had made the seat flatten back so that it was the size of a double bed.

A smile curled her lips when she gazed into his almost-black eyes. He motioned for her to stand. Once she did, he moved his hands to her white pants and slowly pulled the linen material, along with her thong, down her legs. With every inch of skin he exposed, he placed a kiss on a body part. First it was her stomach. Then it was her hip when he lowered the material down her legs. Her knee came next and finally her calf. Afterward he kissed his way back up to her stomach. She groaned and stood in place. He licked circles on her stomach and around her belly button. He caressed her breasts, down the sides of her breasts to her waist, and squeezed the flare of her hips. She took a choppy breath. He fluttered his fingertips down from her hips toward her core, and she bit her lip to keep from moaning. When he massaged her thighs, she was ready to beg him to touch her. Before she had a chance to, he moved a hand between her legs and dipped his fingers between her waxed pussy lips.

He groaned. “Fuck, Kara. You’re so hot and wet. Is that for me, baby?”

“God, yes. Just for you.” She moaned.

Each dip of his fingers into her wet sex made her whimper louder.

He stood, and she had to tilt her head back to look him in the eye. His eyes were sexy, stormy. He put his arms around her waist and held her tight to him. Their hearts beat in a furious, identical gallop. He switched their positions and pushed her to lie on the bed.

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About the Author
Hi! I'm Milly (AKA April Angel) I love to write sexy stories. They're usually either paranormal or contemporary with a large dose of heat. My paranormal stories can be anything from wolf-shifters (my favorites) to witches, demons and anything in between. My contemporaries are usually anything from soldiers to corporate romances.

I was born the prettiest part of the Caribbean known as the Dominican Republic. Currently, I live in New York City with my hubby, the bossy kiddo and our little dog "Needy Speedy". Don't ask.

When I'm not working some really long hours at the day job, or hanging out in the awful life-sucking invention known as Facebook, messaging my bestie in the UK or shopping with my sis Julie, then I can be found watching scary movies. Buuut when I'm not doing that, I'm usually writing because the voices won't shut up.

I am addicted to shoe shopping, chocolate (but who isn't, right?) and Dunkin' Donuts coffee.

Come on over and visit me! I love to meet new readers!

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BOOK PROMO: A Breath of Winter by Hailey Edwards


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There’s no easy cure for a love of epidemic proportions.

Araneae Nation, Book 4

Zuri and her mercenary brothers had a simple mission. Transport a captured harbinger to Erania and collect the bounty. But this job turns out to be anything but easy.

Their welcome to the northland is nothing short of frigid. A scuffle with border guards and her prisoner’s attempted escape leave Zuri injured—and she and her brothers stuck in quarantine. Worse, the bounty comes with silken strings attached. Strings held by a scientist with a daring, dangerous plan.

Because Zuri and her prisoner barged in before his fail-safes were in place, Henri had no choice but to lock them all down until he’s sure there’s no risk of spreading plague. He’d planned to study the harbinger, but it’s the mercenary holding the leash who intrigues him the most.

When Henri’s experiment goes awry, they learn they’ve all been pawns in a plan with one goal: bring the Araneae Nation to its knees. Zuri is forced to make a choice that could sign her death warrant—or sacrifice everyone she loves.


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About the Author
Born in the Deep South, Hailey is a lifelong resident of Alabama. Her husband works for the local sheriff’s department and her daughter is counting down the days until she’s old enough to audition for American Idol. Their dachshund, Poochie, helps Hailey write by snoozing on his dog bed in her office.

Her desire to explore without leaving the comforts of home fueled her love of reading and writing. Whenever the itch for adventure strikes, Hailey can be found with her nose glued to her Kindle’s screen or squinting at her monitor as she writes her next happily-ever-after.

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

REVIEW: Seven Sexy Sins by Serenity Woods

***This book was originally reviewed for My Secret Romance.***
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Summary:

Faith has been commissioned to write a series of articles on spicing up your love life. She’s picked her theme, “Seven Sexy Sins”, but the problem is she’s never experienced any of them. Her brother’s best friend, Rusty, has kept his distance out of respect, but decides to jump at the chance to help Faith with her problem. Struggling with reputations, a family curse, and a long-time crush, they’ll navigate their way through her series of articles, and hope the fallout isn’t as messy as they fear when it’s all over.

Thoughts:

I’ve found a new favorite! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters have such depth, you feel like they could be friends of yours. The story can be so emotional, yet it’s also incredibly sexy and fun. I think it was well balanced, well written, and well paced all around. It actually reminded me a bit of the movie “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”, only revolving around keeping the fire alive rather than trying to alienate someone.

A brief description of Faith’s “Seven Sexy Sins” and how she intends to portray them are as follows: Envy involves porn, Sloth involves oral sex, Gluttony involves food, Pride involves stripping, Wrath involves a little light bondage, Greed involves multiple orgasms, and finally Lust involves tantric sex. She and Rusty delve into each of these, all on separate nights, and we get to tag along for the ride. The night of porn is their first sexual encounter and it’s a fairly comical experience as they’re both a little nervous about it. The food exploration leaves me unable to ever look at a candy bar the same way, that’s all I’m sayin’ about that! Wrath and greed were all around fun. Lust is the kicker though, because it’s the final night when everything comes to a head. It goes great, until it’s all over and then everyone’s just left pretty shattered and heartbroken.

Faith’s been in love with Rusty from day one and Rusty’s been in love with her since the moment he saw her as more than just his friend’s little sister, but after Dan (Faith’s brother) gives him a black eye for kissing her on her 18th birthday, he keeps his distance, until now. Faith knows Rusty’s got a reputation as a heartbreaker, but decides to go through with it anyway, and Rusty struggles with his loyalty to Dan as well as his fears of Faith seeing him become like the rest of his family – a mean drunk.

I think many women can identify with Faith’s position, falling for someone you “shouldn’t” and facing the inability to ever have him, but I can actually identify with Rusty too. Alcoholism sucks, and the fear of succumbing to it and hurting someone – physically or otherwise – can be debilitating. The final pages are so achingly satisfying, you could almost cry…when you’re done laughing!


Friday, December 6, 2013

BOOK PROMO: After the Ending by Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Fairleigh


Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing a little about After the Ending by Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Fairleigh. Happy reading!

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The Virus spread. Billions died. The Ending began. We may have survived the apocalypse, but the Virus changed us.

When people started getting sick, “they” thought it was just the flu. My roommate, my boyfriend, my family…they’re all gone now. I got sick too. I should have died with them—with the rest of the world—but I didn’t. I thought witnessing the human population almost disappear off the face of the earth was the craziest thing I’d ever experience. I was so wrong. My name is Dani O’Connor, I’m twenty-six-years-old, and I survived The Ending.

The Virus changed everything. The world I knew is gone, and life is backwards. We’ve all had to start over. I’ve been stripped of my home, my dreams…all that is me. I’m someone else now—broken and changed. Other survivors’ memories and emotions haunt me. They invade my mind until I can no longer separate them from my own. I won’t let them consume me. I can’t. My name is Zoe Cartwright, I’m twenty-six-years-old, and I survived The Ending.

We’ve been inseparable for most of our lives, and now our friendship is all we have left. The aftermath of the Virus has stranded us on opposite sides of the United States. Trusting strangers, making sacrifices, killing—we’ll do anything to reach one another. Fear and pain may be unavoidable, but we’re strong…we’re survivors. But to continue surviving in this unfamiliar world plagued by Crazies and strange new abilities, we have to adapt. We have to evolve.

And more than anything, we have to find each other.


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~EXCERPT~

Eventually, sporting fresh pajamas and damp hair, I was again settled in the living room but on an unfamiliar couch.

“This isn’t my couch,” I said to no one in particular. I watched Jack as he stared forlornly at the clean kitchen floor. Someone had swept up the mountain of kibble and locked it away.

“Yes, well, yours was…unsuitable. We swapped it with one from an apartment down the hall. It’s not like they’ll be needing it anymore,” Chris explained, setting a glass of orange juice and a generous plate of breakfasty goodness on the coffee table in front of me.

I stared at the food but didn’t touch it, even though my stomach grumbled in need. Cam usually made me breakfast. “What d’you mean? Why won’t they need it?”

Chris halted her efforts to arrange a fuzzy blanket around my legs and looked at me with sharp, sky-blue eyes. Her expression melted into sympathy before she spoke. “Because they’re dead, hon. Most people are. I thought you knew.”

“I…,” I tried to speak, but my throat caught after the first sound. I shook my head.

Satisfied that I was covered and warm, Chris moved to the other side of the coffee table to sit in a large recliner—another item from the furniture shopping spree in my neighbor’s apartment.

“It was that damn Virus…we all had it…weeks ago,” Chris said, gesturing around the room even though it was empty of anyone but us. “Several days back, everyone in the world seemed to be infected. Now everyone’s pretty much dead. The rest are like you and me—Survivors. But as far as we can tell, we’re in the extreme minority.”

“I don’t understand,” I said, confusion creasing my brow. “This is impossible.”

“Not impossible. Just improbable…and really, really awful.”

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About the Authors
Lindsey Fairleigh lives her life with one foot in a book—as long as that book transports her to a magical world or bends the rules of science. Her novels, from post-apocalyptic to time travel and historical fantasy, always offer up a hearty dose of unreality, along with plenty of adventure and romance. When she’s not working on her next novel, Lindsey spends her time reading and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. She lives in the Napa Valley with her loving husband and confused cats. Website

Lindsey Pogue has always been a little creative. As a child she established a bug hospital on her elementary school soccer field, compiled books of collages as a teenager, and as an adult, expresses herself through writing. Her novels are inspired by her observations of the world around her—whether she’s traveling, people watching, or hiking. When not plotting her next storyline or dreaming up new, brooding characters, Lindsey’s wrapped in blankets watching her favorite action flicks or going on road trips with her own leading man. Website

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