Saturday, 30 July 2016

Bad Judgment by Meghan March - Teaser Blast

He’s so arrogant. 


She’s so self-righteous.

I can’t stand him.

I want her.

He’s a distraction I don’t need.

She’ll say yes eventually because I’m not giving up.

Justine Porter is stuck between a rock and a stripper pole. She lost her law school scholarship, which means she has two choices to keep her life on track: strip for her tuition or tutor the most distractingly sexy guy in her class—the one she’s been turning down for two years straight. It should be an easy choice, but tutoring Ryker Grant could derail her plans to graduate with honors faster than two-for-one night at the Déjà Vu. Then again, topless has never really been her color.
She could take the easy road, just this once . . . but the deal has enough loopholes to trip anyone up.
Who knew they taught bad judgment in law school?



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Stacking my Shelves Saturday

This is a new weekly post I'll be starting from today. It'll list five books that I plan to buy/read during this week (from this Saturday to next Saturday) whether it's a book or a Kindle ebook.

Without further ado... 


House Immortal (House Immortal #1) by Devon Monk 



































Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen - Review

The new series is set in Vermont. True North is populated by the
tough, outdoorsy mountain men that populate the Green Mountain State. They raise cows and they grow apples. They chop a lot of wood, especially when they need to blow off steam. (Beards are optional but encouraged.)

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the orchard.

The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they’d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago. 

At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn’t have time for the sorority girl who’s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.

Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder’s travel plans. Neither was Griff Shipley. But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her. Okay—a fifth chance. And no self-righteous lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.

They’re adversaries. They want entirely different things from life. Too bad their sexual chemistry is as hot as Audrey’s top secret enchilada sauce, and then some.

This book is by far my favourite book of Sarina's. It's also my favourite book I've read this year. It's simply amazing. I adore this book. I adore the characters. I adore the secondary characters. There's just no words to describe how much I love this book!

Audrey was just a fun, spunky character. I adore her. She's my fave kind of heroine. Sassy but vulnerable at the same time. I loved everything about Audrey. She's the kind of girl I could be best friend's with.

I simply love Grumpy Griff. Griffin Shipley has been running his family's farm for the last few years since his father's passing. He looks after his siblings, his mother, grandfather, the farm, with little time for himself. Until Audrey re-enters his life.

Audrey and Griff had a little college fling a few years before the book begins; Griff wanted more, but Audrey never got back in touch for her own valid reasons. After failing out of two colleges, Audrey has finally found her calling; after successfully completing culinary school, Audrey has dreams of opening her own restaurant and the company she now works for is the only way for her dreams to become reality. However, the company make Audrey jump through hoops; such as acquiring Organic food from Vermont farmers at a cheap rate. Griff decides that although he and Audrey have amazing chemistry, he can't in good conscience let himself and his fellow neighbouring farmers be ripped off. 

Thus starts a battle of the foodies.

I absolutely adored these two together; I loved their chemistry, their shared appreciation of food, family and love. I loved the secondary characters. There is nothing in this book I didn't love.

This book is simply amazing and is a must read!




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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Midnight Soul by Kristen Ashley - Excerpt Reveal


Kristen Ashley’s MIDNIGHT SOUL is coming! Being released on August 15th, this amazing fantasy takes place in our world and a parallel universe where fantasies are true…but perhaps not all you would expect!



Against his will, Noctorno Hawthorne, an undercover vice cop, finds himself embroiled in magic,
mayhem and parallel universes. Too late, he meets an amazing woman only to find she’s destined for his identical twin in another world.

And things aren’t going real great there.

Noc is recruited to help save that world.

What he doesn’t know is his destined love resides there.

Franka Drakkar wears a mask. A mask she never takes off to protect herself in a world of malice, intrigue and danger.

When Franka meets Noc and he discovers her secrets, convinced she carries a midnight soul, having shielded herself from forming bonds with anyone, she struggles with accepting his tenderness and care.

When Noc meets Franka, over wine and whiskey, her mask slips and Noc knows it’s her—only her—and he has to find a way to get her to come home with him.

And then make her want to stay. 


Preorder MIDNIGHT SOUL here!

Excerpt:
Franka
“You need to leave,” I declared.

His brows drew together a moment before his expression showed clearly that comprehension had dawned.

Sadly, comprehension might have dawned but he didn’t leave.

He crouched by the bed and offered in a soft voice, “You need me to carry you to the other room so you can have a bit of privacy?”

Dear goddess.

He thought I needed a chamber pot.

But…

What was happening to my face?

Dear goddess!

The heat I felt in my cheeks could be nothing other than me blushing.

I didn’t blush. I’d never blushed. Not even when I’d set about seducing my first lover at age sixteen.

I needed to be quit of this man as soon as possible.

“No…I…do…not,” I bit out.

“Sure?” he asked kindly.

“I need you to leave, Noctorno,” I used his full name in an effort to irritate, something that worked if the flare in his eyes was any indication, “so Josette can prepare me. We’re away to Kristian’s this morning.”

Another drawing of his brows before he asked, “What?”

“After my toilette, Josette and I are to my sleigh so we can begin our journey to my brother’s home."

His eyes got bigger as his mouth inquired peculiarly, “Are you high?”

“No,” I answered his ridiculous question unnecessarily, “Indeed, I’m low. As you can see since I’m lying abed.”

For a second he just stared at me.

Then he threw his head back and burst into loud, deep, beautiful laughter.

I wanted to throw something at him.

Unfortunately, in my current position, this was not an option open to me.

“I fail to see what’s amusing,” I noted.

He controlled his mirth only to mutter, “I’ll explain it later.” He went on more distinctly, “Frannie, you’re not goin’ to your brother’s today. Or tomorrow. Or until you’re fit. Then, maybe Valentine will spirit you there, or whatever the fuck that’s called. But for the foreseeable future, your ass is in that bed and you’re resting so you can heal.”

Well!

Who did he think he was, telling me what I would or would not do?

“As you’ve determined,” I began, “this is not the first time I’ve been in this condition so I do believe that I know best what I’m capable of and…”

I stopped speaking because he came slightly out of his crouch so he could put his face into my face and he was no longer looking mirthful.

He was looking angry.

Very angry.

“That was when you had no one lookin’ out for you but that’s not the case anymore. So this is how it’s gonna be,” he announced.

He then, to my shock, irritation and outrage, announced how it was going to be.

Like he had the right to tell me how it was going to be!




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About Kristen Ashley:

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen's Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing's changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she's blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Fool For You by Rina Grey - Blog Tour and Excerpt



Can she go from BFF TO MRS? Find out in FOOL FOR YOU

(Crush on You Book 1) from debut author Rina Gray...

Sports journalist Melanie Foster has achieved most of her goals: 

Bomb.com job—check. 
Tomboy-to- smoking-hottie makeover—check. Convince her best friend, Damien Richards, to slide a ring on her finger and father her two-point- five kids—not so much. When she activates Operation: I’m Gonna Make You Love Me, she never imagines her BFF already has plans to stroll down the wedding aisle with another woman.

Damien is in the middle of crisis mode. The non-profit for young athletes at which he volunteers is in financial trouble. He’ll pull out all the stops to rescue the organization that saved his life after his career-ending injury—even if it means sacrificing his personal happiness.

But when he finally wakes up to love and the very non-friendly feelings he’s long held for Mel, it might just be too late. Damien must convince her that he’s worth the risk and turn the tables to show her he’s the one ready to be a fool for love.


On Sale in Digital: July 18, 2016


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Grand Prize: 2 Winners Will Each Receive a Kindle Fire


Runner-Up: 1 Runner-Up Will Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card

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Excerpt:
Now tell me what’s up with you.” Melanie pointed a finger at Damien.

He leaned back in his chair. “Can’t get anything past you, can I?”

“Nope. Let’s have it.”

“Okay.” Taking a deep breath, he lifted his eyes to meet hers. “Completely random hypothetical question.”

“Sure, Damien,” she replied in a “yeah right!” voice. His questions were never random or hypothetical.

“Have you ever had to sacrifice your happiness for a greater good?”

Touching her chin, she tilted her head to the ceiling. “I can’t say that I’ve had the opportunity.”

He leaned forward and whispered, “Would you?”

Her eyes snapped back to his.

His voice was controlled. Calm. But the intensity that sparked from those brown eyes seemed anything but calm. Pressure weighed on her chest. She had a feeling the wrong answer could have dire consequences.

“I guess … I would. Like in Armageddon. When Bruce Willis’s character sacrificed his life so that his daughter’s fiancé didn’t have to detonate the bomb.”

Damien nodded. His body didn’t relax. If anything, it became rigid.

A feeling of dread rushed through her veins. She’d given the wrong answer. “Tell me what’s wrong.”

He dug into his pocket, took a ring from a small box, and pressed it into her hand. She immediately clasped it, too afraid to look. The ring cut into her palm, a taunting and painful warning of the hurt that waited ahead. Reluctantly, she opened her fingers, revealing the most audacious, too-shiny, too-bright, gaudy ring.

“I’m going to ask Vanessa to marry me.” “You’re marrying V-Vanessa?” Melanie’s eyes darted between Damien and the offending object in her hand.

Despite the coolness from the ring, a pool of liquid heated at the base of her stomach. Pressure built. Not slow, but fast. Supersonic fast. The pressure rushed up and seeped through long, jagged cracks that had formed across her chest.

She tossed the ring onto the table like dice. Rolling and spinning, the silver band toppled in front of Damien. “I didn’t know that … ” She cleared the large achy clump that blocked her throat. “I didn’t know that you and Vanessa were serious. Or engaged, for that matter. Oh, wait, that’s not right. You couldn’t be engaged because you haven’t asked her yet. But I didn’t know … didn’t realize you were serious about her.” She was babbling but couldn’t stop herself. Either ramble like a lunatic or cry like one.


Author Bio:
Rina Gray is one of the newest African American romance writers on the rise. She is also a digital
marketing professional who discovered her love of writing in 2012. Writing has always been Rina’s passion, though initially, she tried to deny it. In college she served as the copy editor for the entertainment magazine and newspaper. During her tenure, she had the opportunity to interview various talented entertainers including Chris Rock and the cast from Reno-911.

Rina has always been an avid reader, sneaking to read her mother’s books she had no business reading i.e. Stephen King’s The Stand, It, and Anne Rice’s various vampire series. As a pre-teen, she received a load of romance novels from a family friend and from that point on, she devoured any book related to romance or horror.

When she’s not writing, she can be found with her head stuck in a book, kickboxing, or dominating game night with friends and family. Rina resides in Atlanta with her husband.

Twirled Bond by Emma Hart - ARC Review (21/7/16)



If I thought Holly Woods was crazy before, I was wrong. 

Devin is finally married. Nonna's on the wedding warpath. Drake might be getting ideas. His mom just dropped a bombshell, and Bek is caught between a hot as hell FBI agent and my super-sweet little brother. 

And I still don't have the shoe closet Drake promised me when he moved in six months ago. 

At least there's one positive: the old, abandoned Holly Woods Theater is about to reopen, and there's nothing like a theater opening to bring people together... And make crazy grandmothers forget proposal agendas. 

Until that theater comes with a dead body. A very, very, very dead body.  

Chaos is coming to town. 

Everything I've ever known about Holly Woods might just be about to change. 

This book is by far my favourite of the entire series! Over the series we've seen Noelle mature and grow up, and this book proves just how much she's changed and grown as a person when compared to the first book. Sure, Noelle is still a sarcastic, bad-ass, wonder-woman like figure, but she's also more tame and calmed down. Not rushing to the next big dangerous mission. It was refreshing.

I've always loved Drake Nash. He's just beautiful, inside and out! I love his relationship with Noelle, but also her family who he sees as his own, especially her father. When Drake received that horrible news, and finally found out why his father abandoned him all them years ago, it was touching to see him turn to Noelle's father, the man he sees as his father!

This book focused more on Droelle as a couple and dealing with family issues and nosy Nonna's. Family is at the centre of this book - not murder or plots. Although it is there, I feel that compared to the other books it wasn't the main focus and Noelle finally didn't put herself in danger going after the criminal.

Like I said before, this is my fave of the entire series. A must-read book and series.









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Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1R57Akb
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Twirled-Bond-Holly-Woods-Files-ebook/dp/B01C7KMHKG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468922610&sr=8-1&keywords=twirled+bond
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Author Bio: 
By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies - usually wine - and writes books. Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto- your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love. She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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Close to You by Kristen Proby - Excerpt Reveal





CLOSE TO YOU by Kristen Proby, on sale from William
Morrow August 9. 2016
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby comes the second novel in her sizzling Fusion series that began with Listen to Me

Camilla, “Cami,” LaRue was five years old when she first fell in love with Landon Palazzo. Everyone told her the puppy love would fade—they clearly never met Landon. When he left after graduation without a backward glance, she was heartbroken. But Cami grew up, moved on, and became part-owner of wildly popular restaurant Seduction. She has everything she could want...or so she thinks.

After spending the last 12 years as a Navy fighter pilot, Landon returns to Portland to take over the family construction business. When he catches a glimpse of little Cami LaRue, he realizes she’s not so little any more. He always had a soft spot for his little sister’s best friend, but nothing is soft now when he’s around the gorgeous restauranteur.

Landon isn’t going to pass up the chance to make the girl-next-door his. She’s never been one for romance, but he’s just the one to change her mind. Will seduction be just the name of her restaurant or will Cami let him get close enough to fulfill all her fantasies?

About KRISTEN PROBY
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling Fusion, With Me In SeattleThe Boudreaux, and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen lives in Whitefish, Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Midnight Soul by Kristen Ashley - Teaser Picture and Waiting on Wednesday Post


Kristen Ashley’s MIDNIGHT SOUL is coming! Being released on August 15th, this amazing fantasy takes place in our world and a parallel universe where fantasies are true…but perhaps not all you would expect!



Against his will, Noctorno Hawthorne, an undercover vice cop, finds himself embroiled in magic,
mayhem and parallel universes. Too late, he meets an amazing woman only to find she’s destined for his identical twin in another world.

And things aren’t going real great there.

Noc is recruited to help save that world.

What he doesn’t know is his destined love resides there.

Franka Drakkar wears a mask. A mask she never takes off to protect herself in a world of malice, intrigue and danger.

When Franka meets Noc and he discovers her secrets, convinced she carries a midnight soul, having shielded herself from forming bonds with anyone, she struggles with accepting his tenderness and care.

When Noc meets Franka, over wine and whiskey, her mask slips and Noc knows it’s her—only her—and he has to find a way to get her to come home with him.

And then make her want to stay. 


Preorder MIDNIGHT SOUL here!





And Don’t Miss the First Books in the Fantasyland Series-On Sale Now!

About Kristen Ashley:

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen's Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing's changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she's blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Bossman by Vi Keeland - Review

From New York Times Bestseller, Vi Keeland, comes a sexy
newstandalone novel.

The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression.

I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.

He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.

So I told him to mind his own damn business—his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business—and went back to my miserable date.

When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.

I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room. Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.

When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.

But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us—telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.

My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.

When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again.

I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?
Then again…

What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?

This book was amazing! It was simply beautiful. I loved everything about it.

Reese was having the date from hell. The guy was dull, boring and talked about his mother a wee bit too much. Drastic times call for drastic measures: i.e. the emergency best-friend pretend call. In the hallway to the toilets in the restaurant, Reese is leaving her friend a message to phone with a fake emergency so she can skedaddle. Chase over-hears and calls her out for the rudeness of it.

With no fake emergency, Reese has to return to her boring date. But dullness doesn't last for long; Chase Parker joins them at the table fabricating stories about growing up with Reese. When the night ends Reese is disappointed. She wanted to know more about the enigmatic Chase Parker. What she doesn't expect is to be working for him a month later.

I simply loved this book! It was amazing. I loved Chase's propensity's of telling dramatic stories, which were so outrageous other's just believed in them. I adore Chase. What he went through was difficult. I loved how he realised he hadn't moved on from what happened all them years ago, although he thought he had, until he met Reese and was ready for more than just casual sex. He wanted everything.

Reese suffered a traumatic experience as a child with her brother ending up deaf due to the incident. Reese blames herself, and due to this she has a slight paranoia about security within her building. She desperately needs to feel safe. I loved how Chase came in and took over her nightly checks. I loved how he finally made her feel safe.

These two people were broken by their past and blame themselves for what went wrong. It was just simply beautiful to see two blameless and broken people coming together to make each other whole. 

I loved the banter, jokes, teasing between these two. I simply loved everything about them as a couple. 

That epilogue was amazing! It simply took my breathe away at the thoughtfulness of it all. Of the story he was telling before he made it come true. 

All in all, this book was amazing. It had just the right balance of humour and drama/angst. It's a must-read!



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