Saturday, May 31, 2014

***Book Blitz and Giveaway*** The Sordid Promise by Courtney Lane

Title: The Sordid Promise
Author: Courtney Lane
Genre: Erotic Suspense/Psychological Thriller 
Publication Date: March 26, 2014

Warning: Contains graphic language, frequent graphic sex, disturbing violence, and very dark themes.

When physical pain allows you to escape your reality; what do you do when the pain is no longer strong enough to quiet the emotional ache?

Diouana "Nikki" returned to her hometown six months ago to tend to her sick mother. She thought she'd left her "baggage" behind her on the opposite coast, only to find that it never left her side. As her self-destructive thoughts begin to consume her, her mother -- realizing Nikki's torment -- pushes Nikki to complete her last wishes.

Eric Brenton, Nikki's new neighbor, lives in a dark, chaotic world that is easily hidden behind his model good looks and cocky demeanor. Unapologetic about his dirtier intentions, he sets his sights on Nikki with an offer to help her. But his help comes with very unorthodox conditions and a huge price.

And Eric...comes with an extensive black box warning label.

I’ve been creating my own little world since I was very young. When I was eight years old, I began to bring those worlds to life with pen and paper.

While I write across genres (I find it hard to stick to one genre), I do have an archetype when it comes to the female protagonist — they have to have certain type of strength, strong convictions, and layered personalities. There will often be a lot of darkness and depth to my stories, but I don’t see the point in writing vapid characters who are thrust into “safe” situations.

Writing Science Fiction/Fantasy is my first love. If there is one thing for sure, I'm a bit of a misfit when it comes to Romance. I prefer my romances dark. The elements that will be common in my stories are: depth, controversy, and misfit characters.

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Twitter: twitter.com/AuthorLane

Author Website: redcherrypunch.com

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Monday, May 26, 2014

***Cover Reveal and Giveaway*** Found By You by Victoria H. Smith


He’s noticed by everyone…

Griffin Chandler.

He’s captain of our college’s basketball team. I swear to God I’ve already seen him in a Nike ad, and he’s one of the top picks when he goes pro following our spring graduation.

His life is on display for the world. Both his accomplishments and demons there for judgment.

I’m a girl who likes to play roller derby from, of all places, Wisconsin. My own demons better concealed. And one day…

He notices me.

Found by You is a new adult contemporary romance.

Author Bio:

Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it.

In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes. She’s also co-founder of NA Alley, a group fiction blog dedicated toward the spread of the ‘new adult’ fiction category.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

***Blog Tour Stop and Giveaway*** Taint by S.L. Jennings

Title: Taint
Author: S.L Jennings
Release Date: May 20, 2014

Right now, you’re probably asking yourself two things:
Who am I?
And, what the hell are you doing here? 

Let’s start with the most obvious question, shall we?

You’re here, ladies, because you can’t f*ck.

Oh, stop it. Don’t cringe. No one under the age of 80 clutches their pearls.
You might as well get used to it, because for the next six weeks, you’re going to hear that word a lot. And you’re going to say it a lot.
Go ahead, try it out on your tongue.
F*ck. F***ck.

Ok, good. Now where were we?

If you enrolled yourself in this program then you are wholly aware that you’re a lousy lay. Good for you. Admitting it is half the battle.

For those of you that have been sent here by your husband or significant other, dry your tears and get over it. You’ve been given a gift, ladies. The gift of mind-blowing, wall-climbing, multiple-orgasm-inducing sex. You have the opportunity to f*ck like a porn star. And I guarantee, you will when I’m done with you.

And who am I?

Well, for the next six weeks, I will be your lover, your teacher, your best friend, and your worst enemy. Your every-f*cking-thing. I’m the one who is going to save your relationship and your sex life.

I am Justice Drake.
And I turn housewives into whores.

Now…who’s first?

Jenn's Review

OK, who here decided they HAD to have this book, once you read the blurb? *Raises hand

Now, who stared at the cover while imagining Justice Drake as your lover, teacher, best friend and worst enemy? *Raises hand

And last, once you found out you could go to Mike Thurston’s FB page to, you know, get a better idea of what Justice Drake will look like throughout the book and have plenty of pictures in your mind, you did? *Thank god I’m not the only one!

Ladies are sent to Justice Drake, by their husbands, to learn how to please them in the bedroom. They use the excuse of their wives being frigid to gallivant around town with other women and sometimes men. The wives know what they are getting into but I don’t think they expected what they got. I don’t have pearls to clutch but I can certainly see it happening with people that I’ve met.

I feel for these ladies. They have been humiliated by the one person that should’ve put them on a pedestal. And Justice knows all of their history. It’s his job to know. So, when Ally first speaks up in class, it takes everything in him to act normal, to look blank. But, he’s affected by her and he isn’t allowed to be. He has to keep himself separate at all times. If anything were to happen and the whereabouts of his location and what he does gets out, he’s ruined.

He constantly goes for the shock factor, to get these ladies out of their comfort zone and know that they are beautiful. Just learn how to own it. I have to tell you, these ladies’ reactions cracked me up. They would be starting to get used to his words and ways, and he would find a new way to leave them speechless. I loved just seeing what Justice was going to show each morning. But, he was struggling. Ally was getting to him and making him feel things that he shouldn’t and he had to put a stop to it.

So many things happen in this story that I could really keep going. In the beginning, I wasn’t sure what was going to happen and how it was going to go down. But, as always, S.L. Jennings got me good. At one point in the book I was messaging her telling her my heart was pounding out of my chest and I was nervous enough to lose my breakfast! I was so invested in the characters that I didn’t want anything bad to happen. However, the shoe always has to drop and I was left pretty upset. There were a couple people I wanted to throat punch but it’s all good now. They got theirs.

As you can tell, I REALLY enjoyed this book. And, I REALLY need a poster of the cover, to hang on my ceiling. J


Most known for her starring role in a popular sitcom as a child, S.L. Jennings went on to earn her law degree from Harvard at the young age of 16. While studying for the bar exam and recording her debut hit album, she also won the Nobel Prize for her groundbreaking invention of calorie-free wine. When she isn’t conquering the seas in her yacht or flying her Gulfstream, she likes to spin elaborate webs of lies and has even documented a few of these said falsehoods.
Some of S.L.’s devious lies:
v  Dark Light
v  The Dark Prince
v  Nikolai (a Dark Light novella)
v  Light Shadows- coming in 2014
TAINT- releasing in May 20, 2014
Meet the Liar:
Twitter: @MrsSLJ



Thursday, May 22, 2014

***Release Day*** The Bed Wife: Novella (The Bed Wife Chronicles, Book 1) by Suzanna Lynn

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The Bed Wife Chronicles: Love brought them together. Would tradition tear them apart?

Once inseparable childhood friends, Luana and Baylin are now grown and in two separate worlds. Luana, the daughter of the town drunk, overlooks her family's goat farm to make ends meet. Baylin, Prince and future King of Grasmere, is off combatting the veils that lurk in the Kingdom.

However, fate intercedes with a time-honored tradition that has been custom for the past five hundred years. Luana's life is now forced into the hands of her long-lost childhood friend. Will resentment, hurt, and duty consume them? Or will Luana and Baylin find love and rekindle their friendship?

Jenn's Review

I’m not one that will normally read a romance that isn’t set in current/present times. I would just have a difficult time getting into the story. However, The Bed Wife Chronicles intrigued me and I thought it was time to step out of my comfort zone. Since you've probably read the synopsis, I'm not going to make you read it again. And, I definitely don't want to give anything away with the plot.

As soon as I started reading, I was involved in the story. Suzanna grabbed me with her descriptions of the land, of the people and even the décor of the castle. Although this is a novella and a quick read, a lot was packed into this little package! 

I already have my favorite characters and one that I detest. Pretty sure your skin will crawl when you meet him, just like mine did. I am looking forward to reading more in this series and I don’t say that often when it comes to books set in the past! I have become invested in Baylin and Luana and I know it isn’t going to be an easy road for them.
Thank you Suzanna Lynn!

About the Author

Author Suzanna Lynn is a full-time mom of three beautiful, energetic children and lives with her husband and children in a small little town in the Ozarks of Missouri. 

Growing up in the Ozarks, Suzanna wandered the fields and woods surrounding her home as a child, imagining them to be filled with fairies, dragons, and all number of creatures. Having not lost her childhood imagination, Suzanna has written numerous poems, songs and short stories that have won various awards. However, it was only recently that she decided to stop wishing she could write a book, to making the dream a reality.

She currently has three different book series' (all romance) in the works. The Bed Wife Chronicles, which is a three book series, is set to be published in 2014.
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***Pink Shades of Words Anthology*** Benefiting Fifty Shades of Pink Avon Breast Cancer Team

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

***Release Day Blitz and Giveaway*** Chapter 2 of The Wild Side by R.K. Lilley

Author: R.K. LILLEY

***Book Blast and Giveaway*** One to Hold Series by Tia Louise

One to Hold (Derek & Melissa), 2013
One to Hold Series Book 1
Available Now

"HOT! FUN! ENJOYABLE! 5 STARS!!! I highly recommend this story and can't wait to read more from Tia Louise!" --Aleatha Roming, NYT & USA Today bestselling author of the Consequences series
***WARNING: Mature themes, strong language and sexual content. Recommended for adult readers (18+) only!***
Derek Alexander is a retired Marine, ex-cop, and the top investigator in his field. Melissa Jones is a small-town girl trying to escape her troubled past.
When the two intersect in a bar in Arizona, their sexual chemistry is off the charts. But what is revealed during their "one week stand" only complicates matters.
Because she'll do everything in her power to get away from the past, but he'll do everything he can to hold her.
(Standalone, M/F, HEA)

One to Hold was a fast paced romance that in my opinion did not drag or slow down once. Tia threw in some shockers that had my stomach dropping like I’m on a roller coaster! I really enjoyed this story about Melissa and Derek.
Melissa’s best friend, Elaine, decides she needs to take a trip. On this trip, she will begin her new life. She will do what she wants to do. She can even decide what she wants to drink. She is getting away from a life where her decisions were made for her. Melissa has filed for divorce from an abusive and cheating husband. Not to mention just downright sleazy! Wait until you hear all about what he’s been up to!
Melissa meets Derek while sitting at the bar, sipping on a drink that tastes disgusting. But, she’s drinking it because she got to order it. There is an immediate attraction between them and what happens shortly after meeting is flat out HOT! Melissa has surprised herself but at the same time she isn’t sure if she can face Derek again. So when he asks if she will meet him the next night, she can’t bring herself to go. But what can you do when all your thoughts end up back to this man? Well, you let go of what’s holding you back and give in to the desire!! It’s only a week, right?
Melissa comes home a different woman. She faces her fears and tells her soon to be ex that she isn’t changing her mind. She wants nothing of his, just his signature. And it certainly helps that she finds information on him. Let’s just say it’ll push him to sign on the dotted line. But she also found something else and she certainly wasn’t prepared for or expecting it. Hell, I wasn’t expecting it!
All this leads to her new beginning. She had to leave; there was no choice in the matter. But what happens when people just don’t want to let go? Well, it gave me a story that made me anxious, swoon and needing a fan on high! I hope you enjoy One to Hold, I certainly did!

 One to Keep (Patrick & Elaine)
One to Hold Series Book 2
Now Available


WARNING: Mature themes, strong language and sexual content. Recommended for adult readers (18+) only!
There’s a new guy in town...

“Patrick Knight, single, retired Guard-turned private investigator. I was a closer. A deal maker. I looked clients in the eye and told them I’d get their shit done. And I did...”
Patrick doesn’t do “nice.”
At least, not anymore.
After his fiancée cheats, he follows up with a one-night stand and a disastrous
office hook-up. His business partner (Derek Alexander) sends him to the desert to get his head straight—and clean up the mess.
While there, Patrick meets Elaine, and blistering sparks fly, but she’s not looking for any guy. Or a long-distance relationship. 
Patrick’s ready to do anything to keep her, but just when it seems he’s changed her mind, the skeletons from his past life start coming back.
(Standalone, M/F, HEA)

When I plan to read a book I sometimes wonder, is it going to make me cry, laugh, melt… you know; all the good stuff. Fewer and fewer times does it do it all. One to Keep broke my heart, put it back together and made me melt from the inside out. We had already met Patrick and Elaine in One to Hold but didn’t know much about them. Now we get their story, and it is a great one! And let me tell you, the sex is scorching and I couldn’t get enough.

They meet while in Arizona. The girls are on a spa retreat and they men are there to work. And up until Patrick and Elaine meet, all he cares about is having a good time. If that good time ends with a woman in his bed, then he knows it was a good night. He wasn’t always that way though. He happened to walk in on his fiancé getting it on with some guy from their apartment building and as you can guess, that was the end of that. So Patrick is coasting along, having as many good times that he can. First order of business is getting the tattoo fixed that has his ex’s name on it. Kenny or Kendra fixes his tattoo and he wastes no time asking her out for the next day. They know that it’s not going to go anywhere because she is moving. So why not enjoy the night to the fullest?! They end up forming a friendship with each other that neither was expecting.

Elaine has a hard time trusting men. She isn’t looking for anything serious. Never considered it, until Patrick. They have a wonderful week together and he isn’t ready to say goodbye. But that is all Elaine is ready to say. And when she walks out of the hotel to head home, Patrick has never felt that kind of pain. But they lives hours apart from each other. She doesn’t want that kind of relationship and he isn’t going to force her to see what they could have.

So who called whom first? And how long did it take? For that you’ll have to read it but just know 1) it happens and 2) it made me want to cry. My actual tears come later and you’ll see why.

They are great together! You can feel what they feel when they are together. I always hated it for them when their time would be over and it was time for the drive home. So one weekend Elaine decided to surprise Patrick and shows up at his place. Unfortunately, she isn’t the only one showing up there and it does not go well at all. I was shocked and heartbroken for all involved and wondered how it was going to work out! This is a lot to deal with!

This is where I bid you farewell. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did and I can’t wait to see what Tia Louise has in store for us in the future!

One to Protect 
One to Hold Series Book 3 
Now Available 

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WARNING: Recommended for adult readers (18+) only. Mature themes, strong language and sexual content.

Justice, revenge, retribution.

When Melissa's ex-husband Sloan manages to beat criminal charges, she stops believing he will ever pay for what he did. Derek Alexander will not accept that--a tiny silver scar won't let him forget, and he is determined to make the man who hurt his fiancee pay.

After exhausting all legal options, Derek is ready to take matters into his own hands. Until his partner Patrick Knight shows up with an unexpected solution...

Note: This stand-alone adult romance will be best understood if read following One to Hold and One to Keep.

I’m having a hard time trying to decide which book in this series is my favorite. I am strongly leaning towards this one. And although I have loved them all, something about One to Protect, just did it for me.
We already know that Derek loves Melissa. In this story, we learn how fierce and protective that love is. I loved the level of suspense that was added as well. Derek will do anything to keep Melissa from harm and proves it. It’s not just him and Mel anymore.
Derek and Mel are still traveling back and forth between homes, not having decided where to live. It’s a long drive but they are making it work, for now. It’s when Derek has something come across his desk that he knows Mel isn’t safe and he needs to get to her ASAP. Patrick and Elaine help in a big way but Melissa is kept in the dark. Derek wants her to feel safe; she has enough to worry about.
We also learn more of Sloan’s depravity. He is a very dangerous man and Melissa will never be safe unless he is out of the picture.
OK, once I started this book, I did not put it down until I was finished! It was steamy, sweet, suspenseful and gritty, with some laughs thrown in. That is a perfect combination for me! I love these characters and am looking forward to reading what Tia Louise comes up with next!

Tia Louise is a former journalist, world-traveler, and collector of beautiful men (who inspire all of her stories... wink)—turned wife, mommy, and novelist.
She lives in the center of the U.S.A. with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations…
It’s possible she has a slight truffle addiction.

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