Monday, February 29, 2016

Release Day Blitz - Stolen Kisses by Ruth Cardello




Dax Marshall isn’t the type of man a woman takes home to meet her parents. He’s a business shark who has never let anything as insignificant as caring stop him from taking over a company. Some call him heartless, but he doesn’t see the value of caring about anyone or anything until he meets Kenzi. 

Her happiness becomes his obsession. 

Kenzi Barrington has tried to be the person her family needed her to be, but she doesn't want to lie anymore. When she can’t hold a dark secret in another day, she turns to the one man she knows is strong enough to hear the truth. 

What starts as a simple attraction becomes a friendship that changes how they both define love. 

Book 1: Always Mine 
Book 2: Stolen Kisses 
Book 3: Trade It All (Coming Soon)

Purchase Links
Amazon -  http://www.amazon.com/Stolen-Kisses-Barrington-Billionaires-Book-ebook/dp/B017J8MQWK/ref=pd_sim_351_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=41xxE%2B0uuGL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR107%2C160_&refRID=0DKZGPNAEXAQV2JQPAS6
IBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/stolen-kisses/id1054817558?mt=11
Book One Also Available

Synopsis 
     
When it comes to getting what he wants, Asher Barrington is a hammer who is known for crushing his opponents. From the moment Emily walks into his office and challenges him, winning takes on a whole new meaning.   The only thing standing between Emily Harris and her goal to open a museum for the blind is an arrogant, sexy as hell billionaire, who thinks sleeping with her will not complicate the situation.   He won’t change. She won’t back down.  But together they sizzle.   

**This is book one of a spin off series from The Legacy Collection and The Andrades. You fell in love with Dominic Corisi and Gio Andrade—come meet the rest of the family. All new couples with cameos from many of your favorite characters.   

Love reading books set in the same world? Watch for Jeannette Winters release, One White Lie. Her series will mirror this series time line. It won’t be necessary to read hers to enjoy mine, but it sure will enhance the fun 

Purchase Links
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Always-Mine-Barrington-Billionaires-Book-ebook/dp/B013GZOXPS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1447262915&sr=8-1&keywords=always+mine
Amazon UK  - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Always-Mine-Barrington-Billionaires-Book-ebook/dp/B013GZOXPS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1447262720&sr=8-1&keywords=always+mine
ITunes -  https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/always-mine/id1027509670?mt=11




 

About Ruth Cardello 


Ruth Cardello was born the youngest of 11 children in a small city in northern Rhode Island. She spent her young adult years moving as far away as she could from her large extended family. She lived in Boston, Paris, Orlando, New York--then came full circle and moved back to Rhode Island. She now happily lives one town over from the one she was born in. For her, family trumped the warmer weather and international scene.

She was an educator for 20 years, the last 11 as a kindergarten teacher. When her school district began cutting jobs, Ruth turned a serious eye toward her second love- writing and has never been happier. When she's not writing, you can find her chasing her children around her small farm, riding her horses, or connecting with her readers online.

Her fourth book in the Andrade Series, Somewhere Along the Way is now available for pre-order!

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You can find her on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/RuthCardello

Follow her at Twitter @RuthieCardello

If you'd like to email her directly, you may contact her at Minouri@aol.com

Lone Star Burn Series (Montlake Romance)
Book 1: Taken, Not Spurred
Book 2: Tycoon Takedown
Want to hear the song Charles proposed to Melanie with? https://youtu.be/SGZT5nVKfMs

The Legacy Collection
Book 1: Maid for the Billionaire (FREE on Amazon!)
Book 2: For Love or Legacy
Book 3: Bedding the Billionaire
Book 4: Saving the Sheikh
Book 5: Rise of the Billionaire
Book 6: Breaching the Billionaire: Alethea's Redemption

The Andrades:
Book 1: Come Away With Me (FREE on Amazon)
Book 2: Home to Me
Book 3: Maximum Risk
Book 4: Somewhere Along the Way
Book 5: Loving Gigi

The Temptation Series:
Book 1: Twelve Days of Temptation
Book 2: Be My Temptation

Other Works:
Taken By a Trillionaire

Friday, February 26, 2016

Book Review - Reckless Heat by Lynn Raye Harris

ABOUT THE BOOK


He’s my best friend.
He’s everything I ever wanted.
And he doesn’t know how I feel.
I have three weeks left to tell him before he leaves this place forever…

There’s only one way I know how to do that.
I have to give him what I’ve never given anyone.
I’m going to ask him to be my first…
 

Matt Girard is the guy every girl wants. Rich, handsome, and popular, his future is brighter than the sun. Evie Baker comes from the wrong side of town. She loves Matt desperately, but he only sees her as his tomboy best friend instead of the young woman she’s blossomed into. 

Until one fateful night when a reckless dare changes everything… 

This is the prequel story to Hot Pursuit, Book 1 in the Hostile Operations Team Series. 

THE HOSTILE OPERATIONS TEAM SERIES: 
Prequel: Reckless Heat (Matt & Evie) 
Book 1: Hot Pursuit (Matt & Evie) 
Book 2: Hot Mess (Sam & Georgie) 
Book 3: Hot Package (Billy & Olivia) 
Book 4: Dangerously Hot (Kev & Lucky) 
Book 5: Hot Shot (Jack & Gina) 
Book 6: Hot Rebel (Nick & Victoria) 
Book 7: Hot Ice (Garrett & Grace) 
Book 8: Hot & Bothered (Ryan & Emily) 
Book 9: Hot SEAL (Dane & Ivy) 
Book 10: Hot Protector (Chase & Sophie) ~ OUT NOW! 

REVIEW

This story is a prequel to the first book in the Hostile Operations Team series, Hot Pursuit.  I was ecstatic when I found out that this story was going to feature Evie and Matt, my favorite couple from the series so far.  Something about the first book has really stuck with me and revisiting the characters was a real treat for me, although I think the story would be easy to follow having not read any of the other books.

The writing in this story is very different than the others, which I assume is a writing technique applied by Harris to show the difference between how adult brains and teenage brains think.  That point certainly comes across, but at times it is a little bit distracting from the story as a hole.  That said, the story is still excellent and engaging.  I still love Evie and Matt and if I didn't know what was going to come next for these two, the ending would have been heartbreaking.

Evie and Matt


OVERALL RATING - 4 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lynn Raye Harris is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the HOSTILE OPERATIONS TEAM SERIES of military romances as well as 20 books for Harlequin Presents. A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award and the National Readers Choice Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome former military husband, two crazy cats, and one spoiled American Saddlebred horse. Lynn's books have been called "exceptional and emotional," "intense," and "sizzling." Lynn's books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide.

You can learn more at her website, www.LynnRayeHarris.com, or come and visit her at her Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorLynnRayeHarris. Lynn loves hearing from her readers! To sign up for Lynn's newsletter--where you'll be kept up to date about all of Lynn's books--text the word HOTTIES to 33733.



Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Book Review - Call Me, Maybe by Ellie Cahill

ABOUT THE BOOK


“Ellie Cahill is definitely one to watch!” raves bestselling author Cora Carmack, and this steamy, upbeat modern romance about connecting in all the best ways proves it once again.
 
Clementine Daly knows she’s the black sheep. Her wealthy, powerful family has watched her very closely since she almost got caught in an embarrassing scandal a few years ago. So when Clementine’s sent on a mission to live up to the Daly name, politely declining isn’t an option. Of course, the last thing she does before boarding the plane is to grab a stranger’s phone by mistake—leaving the hunky journalist with her phone. Soon his sexy voice is on the line, but he doesn’t know her real name, or her famous pedigree—which is just the way Clementine likes it.
 
Despite all the hassles, Justin Mueller is intrigued to realize that the beautiful brown-eyed girl he met at the airport is suddenly at his fingertips. They agree to exchange phones when they’re both back in town, but after a week of flirty texts and wonderfully intimate conversations, Justin doesn’t want to let her go. The only problem? It turns out that Clemetine has been lying to him about, well, everything. Except for the one thing two people can’t fake, the only thing that matters: The heat between them is for real.
 
Praise for Ellie Cahill’s When Joss Met Matt
 
“Hands down, one of my favorite New Adult reads.”New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack
 
“This is one of those books that make you forget everything around you. Prepare to be consumed by this story.”New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan
 
“Fun, sexy, and full of amazing chemistry, When Joss Met Matt is an entertaining escape that will leave you smiling with every turn of the page.”—Cassie Mae, author of No Interest in Love
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

REVIEW

What a great book.  That is all I could think when I finished this story.  This story was so easy to get wrapped up in and the characters were very easy to connect with.  Usually, when I finish a story I am happy for the characters and content to know they are in love and going to live happily ever after.  With Clementine and Justin I was sad to let them go and wanted more time with them.  This is the first book I've read by Ellie Cahill, and I now want to go out and find everything else she has ever written (under both this name and her pen name Liz Czukas).  She balances the line of humor and absurdity very well and creates a story that anyone would enjoy.


OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ellie Cahill is the author of When Joss Met Matt, Call Me Maybe (2016), and Just a Girl (2016). Ellie is also the not-at-all secret pen name of Young Adult author Liz Czukas (Ask Again Later, and Top Ten Clues You're Clueless). Liz's books are often compared to John Hughes movies, while Ellie usually gets compared to Nora Ephron. Either way, if you like a good 80s rom-com, you've found the right place. When they're not writing fun, funny romances full of shenanigans and awkward kisses, Liz and Ellie are at home with their family and a golden retriever with different ideas about the definition of "dog bed."

You'll find Ellie on Facebook and Twitter (@ellie_cahill) but you'll more easily find Liz in those same places as well as Instagram and Tumblr. You'll find either one of them parked in front of the TV every Sunday night getting their fill of Zombies, Westeros, The Doctor, or any other place where cute English guys fight evil.

Speed round: sweet tea, Hufflepuff, dark chocolate, cheese is the perfect food, Go Badgers, and Han shot first.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Book Review - Wicked Lust by Sawyer Bennett

ABOUT THE BOOK


Cain Bonham is as big and bad as they come. After serving in the Marines, he’s returned home to Wyoming and now works as head of security at the exclusive sex club, The Wicked Horse. His job is to protect not only the patrons, but to zealously guard the secret existence of the club itself. 

Sloane Preston is all about discovering secrets. As an undercover reporter, she’s determined to reveal the truth behind the facade of The Wicked Horse and expose it for all the world to see. She just didn’t count on her pathway into the club coming at the hands of one gorgeously scarred and bad ass bouncer who manages to easily possess her body and soul. 

While Cain’s not looking for anyone to catch his eye, Sloane did it all the same, and he’s not bemoaning the fact that she’s as wickedly kinky as he is. As both get caught up in the sinful fantasies that only The Wicked Horse can create, secrets and loyalties will be tested and hearts will risk being broken. 

**Warning: this book has sex in it. Lots of sex. Dirty sex. The Wicked Horse Series is a bit different than what Sawyer Bennett normally writes. While you’ll still enjoy fabulous characters, a suspenseful story, some witty banter and an epic romance, there’s just… a lot of sex. You’ve been warned.

REVIEW

Sawyer Bennett writes very steamy romance.  Most of the time books of this genre are all sex all the time, while mostly lacking in plot.  This is not one of those books.  Yes, there is a lot of kinky sex going on in the book, but that is wrapped up in the plot of the book and the story that Sawyer Bennett is telling.  She does a remarkable job of combining the two.  Anyone who is looking for a very sexy book that has an actual story will love this book.


OVERALL RATING - 4 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ VERY steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series, the Last Call Series and the Wicked Horse Series. She also writes the Cold Fury Series for Random House.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Book Review - I Wish You Were Mine by Lauren Layne

ABOUT THE BOOK


Perfect for fans of Alice Clayton and Emma Chase, Lauren Layne’s Oxford series heats up in this story of forbidden desire as a brooding jock hoping for a comeback falls for a woman who’s strictly off-limits.

A year ago, Jackson Burke was married to the love of his life and playing quarterback for the Texas Redhawks. Now he’s retired, courtesy of the car accident that ruined his career—and single, after a nasty scandal torpedoed his marriage. Just as he’s starting to get used to his new life as a health and fitness columnist for Oxford magazine, his unpredictable ex shows up on his doorstep in Manhattan. Jackson should be thrilled. But he can’t stop thinking about the one person who’s always been there for him, the one girl he could never have: her younger sister.

Mollie Carrington can’t say no to Madison. After all, her older sister practically raised her. So when Madison begs for help in winning her ex-husband back, Mollie’s just glad she got over her own crush on Jackson ages ago—or so she thought. Because as Mollie reconnects with Jackson, she quickly forgets all her reasons to stay loyal to her sister. Tempted by Jackson’s mellow drawl and cowboy good looks, Mollie is sick and tired of coming in second place. But she can’t win if she doesn’t play the game.

Advance praise for I Wish You Were Mine

“A smart, sexy, and absolutely irresistible read!”USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly

I Wish You Were Mine is a sizzling-loud friends-to-lovers story with a unique twist of my-sister’s-ex-husband. A hot and sexy read with a strong bond of friendship make this a book you don’t want to miss.”—Keri Ford, author of the Turtle Pine series

REVIEW


I loved Jackson and Molly's story. It is an interesting twist on an unrequited love story. Molly has been in love with her Sister's ex-husband since before her sister married him. Jackson has always looked at Molly as the sister that was easier to relate to. After the divorce, Jackson and Molly remained friends and become roommates, but now that Jackson is beginning to see Molly as something more that the sister of his ex, things start getting increasingly complicated.

I really enjoyed this story. The character are so easy to like. Molly is just enough nerdy to be awkward, but still cute. Jackson is the opposite of nerdy, but seeing the big bad football player feeling insecure made it easy to relate to his vulnerability. 


I have always enjoyed Layne's writing, but I feel like it gets better and better with each book. I recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Lauren Layne and anyone who loves a smart and well written romance.


OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lauren Layne is the USA Today Bestselling author of more than a dozen contemporary romance novels.

Prior to becoming an author, Lauren worked in e-commerce and web-marketing. A year after moving from Seattle to Manhattan to pursue a writing career, she had a fabulous agent and multiple New York publishing deals. 

Lauren currently lives in Chicago with her husband and plus-sized Pomeranian. When not writing, you'll likely find her running (rarely), reading (sometimes), or at happy hour (often).