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She likes it quick and dirty.

I like orders and rules.

She hates small talk.

I hate to share.

She’s an open book.

I’m a closed dresser drawer.

She rides a Harley.

And that drives me f’ing nuts.

Annalyse and I have both lived in our own personal hells for half a decade. She’s learned to love the warmth, and I’m still consumed. But my new neighbor is stoking more than my libido these days. We agreed on only pleasure. But she changed the rules.

And now I’m not even sure what they are.

Maybe there’s a reason she found me that night, maybe there’s a reason I can’t stop thinking about her, maybe there’s a reason for the pain. Maybe not.

We all look for reasons in life. Reasons for death, love, pain. Why one thing happens and not another? It’s human nature. We’ve been looking for the meaning of life since the beginning of time. But maybe the reason for all of it — life, love, loss, heartache — is the curvy brunette living next door.

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Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She’s got five other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, and Wrapped in Lace, and her new release, Layers of Her. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren’t enough happily ever afters in real life.

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Living Out Loud (The Living Series, Vol 2) by Melody Dawn-Release Tour

Title: Living Out Loud

Series: The Living Series Volume 2

Author: Melody Dawn

Genre: NA/Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 12, 2016

Haunted by a sexual experiment that went awry in his late teens,

Connor Reece knows he isn’t safe for any woman.

For six years, he’s kept everyone at a distance, until the day his twin brother finds his soulmate.

When Connor is introduced to her best friend, Madison McKinley, she becomes the light in his dark world.

Both are attracted to each other, but neither believe in love.

Until they receive news that changes everything. 

Can Connor convince Madison to take a chance on him?

Or will their trust issues deny them the chance at an epic love story?

Chapter Twenty-Seven

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The sound of laughter breaks through the hazy comfortable state of near sleep and I open my eyes to see Connor standing before me. Wondering if I’m seeing some sort of vision brought on by my obviously oversexed brain, I blink heavily, only to find him still standing there. Although instead of the beautiful guy I normally see, there is a gorgeous confident man looking oh so edible.

Where as in the past, he’s worn jeans, t-shirts, and even athletic pants, the vision in front of me is wearing black dress pants, a purple shirt that makes his eyes incandescent, along with his suit coat and tie draped over his arm.

Making no attempt to hide that I’m checking him out, I’m drawn right back to his eyes. Connor could be the ugliest guy on earth and still draw attention because of the color and intensity of his eyes. Obviously, he doesn’t have that problem so this makes his eyes even more lethal. Not to mention his mouth…a thing of beauty that should carry its own warning label: death by multiple orgasms.

My mouth is so dry at the moment; it’s hard to speak. I want Connor on any given day, but dressed like this, he’s so sinfully sexy, all I want to do is drop to my knees and taste him. I’m in the process of getting up the nerve to say what I want when he suddenly swings me up out of the double rocker right into his arms. I see the look in his eyes and the whole lower half of my body clenches in need.

As the door shuts behind us, our mouth fuse together and I’m right back where I always went to be: in Connor Reese’s arms. At this thought, a warning sounds in my brain, but I brush it away. I’ll think about it later…later when I’m so wrung out from orgasms, nothing I’m worried about will matter.

I’m so wrapped up in the kiss of the century that I don’t notice Connor dropping his coat and tie on the chair nor do I notice him lowering us onto the loveseat in his living room. What I do notice is him starting to pull away from me. Whimpering at the loss of his mouth, I snuggle into him.

“What’s wrong?” I ask in a quiet voice.

His answer is not what I expect to hear at all.

“Everything with us is always hard and fast. We need to slow things down. Maybe try being friends…not just fucking each other’s brains out all the time.”

I can’t help but tease him, “Well, when you wake me up looking like a GQ model wearing suit porn, how can I help it. And you were the one that snatched me up out of the rocker, remember?”

Ignoring my crack about snatching me up, his nose wrinkles adorably as he asks, “What the fuck is suit porn?”

Grinning at him, I say, “It’s a theory that Chloe and I came up with. Some girls like jeans so that would be jeans porn, Chloe is obsessed with Jayson’s scrubs so we call it “scrubs porn,” and what you’re wearing is definitely class A suit porn. It’s one of my number one fantasies with you.

At the word, “fantasy,” Connor’s eyes darken; I know I’m playing with fire, but I keep going. When I opened my eyes and saw you, the first thing I thought of is I want to get on my knees undo your suit pants, and put my mouth on your cock.”

He doesn’t answer, but I see his erection trying to burst through his pants and the idea that I can bring him to this point make me feel powerful.

His face tightens and there are slashes of red on his cheekbones from arousal. I know he wants to continue what we started earlier so I do just what I described. I lower myself to my knees and reach for his belt buckle. When my hand touches it, he grabs my wrist in a vice grip and his voice snaps out like a sharp whip.

“Stop it, Madison.”

Brushing his hands aside, I get his belt buckle open and that’s when it happens…

I’m momentarily stunned, trying to figure out what he’s doing, when he pulls me from my knees. In a heartbeat, I’m flipped over his lap and I grab on to his ankles to keep from falling. My breath catches in my chest and I try to force out words, but nothing except a squeak comes out.

Connor pulls up my skirt and begins caressing my ass over my panties. In a low voice, he says, “You just had to keep pushing me, didn’t you? One day, you’re going to push too far and I’m not going to stop.”

Melody Dawn is an aspiring contemporary romance author residing in the southern part of the US. She started reading romance novels when she was a teenager and became addicted to Happily Ever After’s. She got her own HEA when she met her soulmate 20 years ago and they have been together ever since. They have two furbabies who think they are Kings of the Castle and require a ton of attention. When she is not reading or writing, she loves to refurbish old furniture into new pieces, scrapbook, and most of all spend time with her main guy.

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Unchained Melody by R.E. Hargrave

 

UNCHAINED MELODY

by R.E. Hargrave

Genre: contemporary military romance

Marshall Chandler is a true American who grew up wanting nothing more than to serve his country to the best of his ability, by becoming a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force. On the eve of his first assignment, he meets the woman that will haunt his dreams and change his life.

A single night to connect, but a decade to realize it . . . when one man is torn between the love of his country and what might have been the love of his life, how does he stay sane? How does he cope? And will he ever get a second chance at love?

Sometimes fate works in mysterious ways.

 

6 years ago . . . Boston, MA (Outside of Hanscom Air Force Base)

Looking around at the swarm of bodies had me wondering how I’d gotten there. Between the loud music and the flashing strobe lights, my already blurry vision was getting blurrier. The smoking patio outside the club beckoned.

As I inhaled then exhaled, my head dropped against the wall behind me and I closed my eyes. The last two years had been intense. Nonstop missions fighting this ridiculous war in Iraq. I knew the American public had mixed feelings on the necessity of the resources which were being used at an alarming rate for The War on Terrorism. Especially the American men and women. Every time I managed to get a hold of the news, it included more deaths.

Part of me felt guilty that I was back in the States for a month when I should be over there with my fellow soldiers. The higher-ups had demanded I take the leave, however. They’d also made some pomp and circumstance about promoting me to Captain, which was bittersweet.

Ten years of service and I was achieving my goals. My call sign, Dallas, was now well-known thanks to the number of “kills” I’d logged. If I was given a target, I didn’t miss it . . . ever.

The impetus behind my heroic drive wasn’t so grand. Knowing that by giving myself over to the cause and allowing myself to become submersed in the mission, I didn’t have time to think about, remember, or ache at the absence of Melody in my life, didn’t discredit the fact that I was living in avoidance.

 

 

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Rating: 5 stars

Amazon review link: https://www.amazon.com/review/R22A0BC71VXPZA/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00II7ELJ8

Unchained Melody by R.E. Hargrave is one of those stories that stick with you beyond swiping the last page on your kindle. When I first started reading it, I saw the length of it and I was  unprepared for the depth and emotion of the story. In just 42 pages, we learn of Marshall and Melody’s meeting. At first it seems like the typical one night stand for a soldier heading off to war, but by the time their night together is over, it’s apparent that it’s so much more than that. They form a connection that doesn’t break although it’s tested and at times seems like they will never reconnect again.

Marshall never forgets their night together and carries the memory of Melody for the next ten years. She’s there with him in spirit as he flies numerous missions to the point where the Air Force no longer deems him fit to be in the air. Hating himself for some of the things he had to do in war time, missing Melody, and trying to come to terms with the Air Force moving him to a teaching position in TX, he drowns his sorrows in alcohol. Still, memories of Melody plague him and as he realizes he needs help, he also tries to come to terms with the fact that she may be gone forever.

By this time, I was a sobbing mess! I was certain that the author was going to bring this story home in a spectacular way, but still a sobbing mess nonetheless. Realizing he needs help, Marshall begins therapy and one of the topics of discussion is Melody. The therapist points out how close he is to where she was last stationed and he finally works up the nerve to call her.

Wow, did he get a shock. I don’t want to give anything away, but I will say that Marshall left something behind. Ok, I know you probably just figured it out lol. Marshall and Melody agree to meet and fate takes over from there.

I have never been so happy to see a couple get their HEA. It took 10 long years, but they did it. I would like to think that everyone has a someone out there like Marshall and Melody had. In the end, the author wraps up the story with love, humor, and yeah I was crying happy tears. Congratulations R.E. Hargrave, you did a fabulous job with Unchained Melody. The only thing is I wish it were longer so I could have more of this great couple to read.

5 stars!! One-click it, people…you won’t regret it!

 

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1. How long have you been narrating audiobooks?

I started narrating audiobooks about four months ago. Prior to that, I did a lot of commercials, selling anything and everything.

2. What made you decide to do this?

I went through a bitter divorce last year. The divorce brought an end to a poor marriage of almost twenty years. In addition, my employment as a professor at a conservative Christian university came to an end. I “made students think” and “introduced new ideas.” In that context, those were bad things. In order to restart my life, I was looking to find additional revenue streams. I started auditioning for audiobooks. I landed a few books in the history and self-help genres. However, it quickly became clear that my voice seems best suited for romance-erotica. The rest is, I guess, history.

3. Is it hard to ‘get into character’?

Not really. I try to identify the characters with someone I know. Most characters fit someone. Once the connection is made, the character develops organically. Admittedly, it is harder with female characters. I am trying to work on my range with female characters.

4. Are there any characters you’ve narrated that you identify with?

Yes. I recently narrated a story for Lori Remenicky, Invisible. The character Jax had lost a great deal. I felt Jax’s pain, hurt, and anger. The story played with my emotions in different, strange, wonderful, and scary ways. I was not expecting that. I actually ended up shedding a tear in the middle of the narration.

5. What are your favorite genres to narrate?

I really like history books. However, there is a passion, wonder, and excitement in the romance and erotica genres. These two genres are growing on me.

6. Are sex scenes difficult for you?

Yes and no. I was raised in a repressive sexual culture. Sex was bad and something to be feared. The baggage is still in my head. However, in this new season of life, I am opening up. I am learning so much from the books. Most importantly, I now realize that “normal” is a construct. We are a wondrous and complicated group of people with different passions, desires, and wants. I hope my voice can ignite and stir fires.

7. Is there any genre you don’t narrate?

I try not to discriminate. However, I would not narrate something that was illegal. The only time I have been uncomfortable was when an author incorporated a scatological scene. That was awkward. Unfortunately, narrators do not see the entire script before committing to the contract.

8. How was it working with RE Hargrave?

Fantastic. She is so great and active on social media. We became facebook friends and communicated back and forth. A healthy relationship between author and narrator is a must, in my opinion. I would definitely work with her again!

9. Do you have a career aside from narrating?

Yes. I am an editor for academic books. I am also an academic author (monographs, encyclopedia entries, articles, etc.).

10. Any favorite authors you’ve worked with?

I have loved everyone that I have met. RE Hargrave in wonderful. The good people at Decadent and Blushing Books have been so kind to me. Leslie McAdam has been so supportive. Deb Markanton, a reviewer of romance and erotica, has been a true gem. We communicate regularly. She offers invaluable advice and support. I am in her debt.

11. How important are strong male characters to you?

I think strong male characters who have real emotions, fears, and aspirations are important. Some psychologists have recently described a phenomenon among American men under the age of thirty: Demise of Guys. I think many women, whether or not they know that term, resonate with the frustration and hurdles in trying to find a competent and strong male who is not a jackass. Romance allows an escape, I think. The man on the page or in the ear is the man whom many women want. In fact, I am currently narrating a book in which the author interacts, physically and emotionally, with one of the characters. Fascinating stuff!

12. Do you narrate both male and female voices?

I do. However, my female voices are still developing. I often work with a female narrator, Ruby Rivers.

13. What do you do for fun? What are your hobbies and interests?

I exercise often. I am obsessed with my WaterRower. I also enjoy playing games with my son. A relaxing evening with a glass of wine and my love is paradise.

14. Does your ‘significant other’ support your narrating career?

Yes, she is very, very supportive. We often narrate together. She edits most of my work (and does a fabulous job!). I would be lost without her.

15. Do you have any advice or comments to those who are interested in pursuing a narrative career or for any authors who are considering audio books?

Yes, I would advise both the author and the narrator to open their imaginations. The transition to audio is more than a transition of mediums. The book is, in a very real sense, new. The narrator and listener encounter the characters, tone, and scenes in a new way.

 

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Domestic engineer. Author. Burgeoning editor. And quite possibly certifiable. Believing every story can shine bright with a bit of tenacious tough love, R.E. Hargrave is thorough and to the point. An international bestselling author, she takes storytelling and manuscript polishing seriously, working with her authors and on her own creations to ensure they come to life, crawling from the pages and into the reader’s souls.

Hargrave lives on the outskirts of Dallas, TX and is married to her high school sweetheart; together they are raising three children. A native ‘mutt,’ she has lived in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Alabama, Texas, and California. She is fond of setting her stories—which range from the sweet to the paranormal, to the erotic and horrific—on location in South Carolina and Texas.

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Torn (Devils Wolves MC #1) by Carian Cole

Title: Torn
Series: Devils Wolves MC #1
Author: Carian Cole
Genre: MC Romance
 Release Date: August 29, 2016
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He’s loved me since the day I was born.
He’s taken care of me.
He’s awakened me.

Tor. My father’s best friend.

Fifteen years older than me, he’s always been my protector. The one I should never, ever want.
But I was born to be his.

She’s always loved me.

She’s shattered me.
She’s healed me.
Kenzi. My best friend’s daughter.
I held her the day she was born, and I never let go.
She’s forbidden to me. But she’s the only one that really gets me.
We’re slowly being torn apart by everything we love.
Everything we want.
Everything we desire.

And now I want the one thing I can’t have… I want her.

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Kenzi one day old

Toren fifteen years old
“We want you to be her Godfather,” Asher says as he gently lays his newborn baby into my arms. I have to tear my gaze away from her spellbinding eyes to look up at him from the chair I’m cradling the baby in.
“Me?” I repeat, glancing over at Ember in the hospital bed, who beams back at me with a tired, yet genuine smile.
“Yes, you,” they both say at the same time. “If it wasn’t for you, we probably never would have met,” Ember adds, grabbing Asher’s hand. “And we wouldn’t have this beautiful little baby. We know you’ll always protect her.”
“That’s right, man. You’re Uncle Tor now.”
I’m an uncle. And my two best friends are parents. And we’re all fuckin’ under sixteen.
But Kenzi Allyster Valentine would change us all forever. She needed us.
“Wow. I’m honored, guys. No doubt, I’ll always be here for her.”
I kick back the pang that hits my stomach. I didn’t get the girl…but I got something better that I never expected. A gift in the form of a little tiny hand wrapped tightly around my finger, huge eyes like gems staring up into mine like I was the most amazing person in the friggen’ world, and the first glimpse of what I could already tell was going to be a heart-stopping smile.
At that moment, a connection was born.

That was it.

She owned me.
My niece.
My god-daughter.
The love of my life.

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I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts. My debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives.

Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.

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Oxygen Deprived (Kilgore Fire Series #3)by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Oxygen Deprived

Series: Kilgore Fire Series

Author: Lani Lynn Vale 

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: August 6, 2016

Cover Model: Gary Taylor

Photographer: Furious Fotog

No take-backs.

That was the motto that Drew lived by in all things, including his love life.

He’s a player, pure and simple.

He’s learned the hard way that women aren’t all hearts and flowers. Sometimes their sexy bodies and beautiful faces are just a pretty shield to hide the crazy, and he’s so freakin’ over crazy.

Been there, done that. He has the divorce papers to prove it.

Karma hits like a bitch.

Aspen needs a break. A long one that doesn’t include anything with a Y chromosome. Not even one as tempting as her new neighbor who just moved in across the street. Men are trouble with a capital freakin’ T, and she has the ankle monitor to prove it.

The last man she gave her heart to was a police officer. A man whose life was dedicated to protection, and he was supposed to protect her heart—not break it.

She decides right then and there that she’s done with being the better person.

Everything happens for a reason.

A rash decision—undoubtedly regrettable, undeniably unforgettable. In the heat of the moment, Aspen’s actions with a tire iron and her ex-boyfriend’s brand new SUV land him in the ER getting stitches and have her seeing the inside of a jail cell for the first time.

It’s just her luck that the whole town is there to witness the result of her poor decision, including her police officer brother and the neighbor that already made it more than clear she was more trouble than she was worth.

House arrest never looked so good. 

Hide your crazy.

Drew enjoyed the show, though. For the first time in a year, he’s thinking about his life, and how it would be a lot more enjoyable with a woman like Aspen at his side.

Maybe crazy isn’t so bad after all.

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By Melody’s Love 4 Books
Rating: 5 stars

Oxygen Deprived is definitely one of my favorites of Lani Lynn Vale’s books. I love that the couple is not perfect…they definitely have their flaws…and that’s what makes them great together. He’s a player, she’s a bit crazy, but in the end they round each other out in the best ways.

Drew is a SWAT medic, divorced dad with a crazy ex, an angry teen daughter and isn’t looking for anything serious with anyone. Aspen is a blogger on house arrest with an ankle monitor for beating up the truck of her cheating cop boyfriend…except, wait for it, she did it in front of the police station. You can’t help but laugh at the author’s ingeniousness. You might ask how these two ever got together. Well, for one, she’s stuck at home and ends up needing help doing things the monitor stops her from doing. Just an aside here, her brother, Downy is one of my very favorite characters from another series…I was not a fan of him in this book, but he did come around so i’ll think about forgiving him. Anyway, they become friends, then more, and next thing you know they can’t live without each other.

One thing, I have to mention: OMG, her blog. I don’t even know what to say. I laughed so hard at the products she had to test. And Drew helping her…I just knew they were going to need an intervention. Can you imagine being in that situation and needing EMS or any of the departments he works with? I think he would have had to move to a different state! LOL🙂

Oxygen Deprived is another great book by this author. It has all the awesome elements I’ve come to expect from reading her books. Congratulations Lani Lynn Vale. 5 stars!

I slammed my fingers down on the keyboard, insanely annoyed that I now had to tell how fun the product was, despite the fact that the person I’d had the fun with was a douche bag.

 

A knock sounded at my door and I turned to glare at it.

 

“Who is it?” I yelled.

 

“You know damn well who it is. It’s the same person that’s been knocking at your door for the last twelve hours,” Drew growled.

 

I shrugged.  

 

“Go away,” I ordered him.

 

I could hear him sigh through the door.

 

“In my eyes, the marriage Constance and I had was over,” he started.

 

I picked up the nearest thing to me, which happened to be a half finished water bottle, and then launched it at the door.

 

“Go away!”

 

He left, but not without one last parting comment.

 

“I still have a few things left in that box that I want to try on you. When you’re ready, let me know.”

 

I glared at the box he’d just spoken about, and went back to my review.

If you’re looking for a fun, awesome thing to do with your significant other, this is the thing for you. It offers many benefits; but most importantly, it gives you time with your significant other. And, might I add, it’s totally fucking worth it. I’ve used it three times in the last two days. It’s like he’s here.

 

 

On a side note, the vibrator is not very proficient. It offers about two hours of battery life before they need replaced.

 

 

Not that I used it for two hours or anything.

 

 

 

Oh, who am I kidding?

 

 

I would’ve used it longer if I hadn’t run out of batteries.

 

I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

 

 

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Chased by Love (Love in Bloom: The Ryders)by Melissa Foster-Review Tour

Title: Chased by Love (Love in Bloom: The Ryders)

Author: Melissa Foster

Genre: Contemporary/NA Romance

Release Date: August 17, 2016

In CHASED BY LOVE…

 

Actress Trish Ryder takes her job seriously and has no time for those who don’t. When she’s awarded a major role in a new movie featuring America’s hottest rock star, Boone Stryker, she’s beyond excited. The six-two, tattooed hunk of burning desire is known for his dedication to his craft–but when he ditches their first meeting, she begins to wonder if he’s just another rocker with a great PR team.

Sex, booze, women, and music pretty much sum up Boone Stryker’s private world. He’s coasted through life playing by his own rules with plenty of people willing to cover his tracks, and he’s not likely to change–until he meets a woman who refuses to give him the time of day, much less anything more.

Sparks fly from the first moment Trish and Boone meet–Tensions run hot and desire runs hotter when they’re trapped together on a remote location with no place to hide. Will sparks ignite, or will a hurricane douse the flames?

Rescued by Love (Jake)



Swept Into Love (Gage)


The RYDERS are part of the LOVE IN BLOOM big family romance collection. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.

Review by Melody’s Love 4 Books

Rating: 5 stars

Goodreads review link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1729285007

Out of the many Melissa Foster novels I’ve read, I was entranced by Chased by Love, the sizzling romance of Trish Ryder and Boone Stryker. It starts out with Trish confronting Boone on the set of the movie they are acting in. I could see the chemistry between them right away but Boone didn’t seem like the usual Melissa Foster hero. You have to take a closer look though. This man has got some demons chasing him that might make him act in ways that look destructive, but things are not always what they seem. I think although Trish didn’t like the behavior she saw on the surface, she was able to see the real man through all the smoke and mirrors.

The author does a fabulous job with the range of emotions in this book. Every time Boone spoke, I think I had tears in my eyes. And then Trish with the strength she put forth, it made me cheer her on because I knew she could reach him if she kept trying…although for a while I wasn’t sure he would let her in.

This is not a book you want to miss. There is so much packed into it. By the time I finished reading it, I felt like I had watched a blockbuster movie. I’m not sure why I connected with Boone and Trish in the way that I did, but I think most readers will do the same. I feel like Melissa Foster outdid her self in this novel. As usual, I’m looking forward to more. 5 stars!!

“You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that’s fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won’t want to stop reading. Every book’s a winner!” – New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

 

 

“Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely

 

 

Unwilling to give him the upper hand, she flashed a haughty smirk and returned his assessment with a lecherous leer of her own, drinking in every inch of his athletic build, from his bulging biceps to the ripped abs evident beneath his clingy shirt, all the way to the formidable package at the juncture of his powerful thighs. She lingered there, brazenly licking her lips.

He leaned in close—so close she thought he might kiss her. And damn it to hell, she wanted him to. Lust and challenge pulsed between them, thick and alive like a third heart. 

 

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the  World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

 

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

 

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Pirates & Petticoats by Chloe Flowers-Blog Tour

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Pirates & Petticoats Series Boxset

by Chloe Flowers
Pirates & Petticoats #1-3
Publication Date: July 2016
Genres: Adult, Historical Romance, Action Adventure

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Synopsis: The first three books in the Pirates and Petticoats Series!

Hart’s Desire (Pirates & Petticoats, #1)

An independent young lady meets a bold merchant captain pursued by a band of Caribbean pirates…what could possibly go wrong?

After a daring escape, Captain Landon Hart sails the Desire to Charleston for repairs and to keep a mysterious appointment with a plantation owner. He meets a sword-wielding, fiery-haired temptress on the way, and he isn’t prepared for the impact she has on his tightly guarded heart…nor the trouble she manages to attract.

Keelan Grey had a solid plan that would save her from an arranged marriage to a cruel plantation owner until a deathbed confession from a loved one plunges her into a dark plot of deception and revenge.

Desperate for help, Keelan finds an unlikely ally in the exasperating but irresistible sea captain. But while she trusts him with her life, can she trust him with her secrets?

Hart’s Passion (Pirates & Petticoats, #2)

A Pirate King and a risky disguise…

Landon and Keelan’s adventure continues in Hart’s Passion.

Captain Landon Hart’s plan to elope with Keelan immediately goes awry when she’s kidnapped by pirates. As usual, the red-haired vixen ends up neck deep in trouble, and it’s not long before she has the pirate captain demanding her head. When they target Landon’s merchant fleet, the only way to keep her safe is to send her away, then lure the pirates into a final confrontation.

But Keelan Grey has a mind (and a plan) of her own…

Keelan is determined to discover her true identity, but after that run-in with pirates, she’s forced to put her postpone her plans. With a price on her head and an old enemy out for revenge, Keelan can no longer allow the man she loves to risk his life for her.

Landon is committed to protecting Keelan from the dangerous forces closing in, but has to make hard choices when pirates target his merchant fleet, and Keelan puts herself in danger.

One thing is certain; the pirates suspect she’s aboard his ship, and it’s not long before their schooner is spotted on the horizon.

Hart’s Reward (Pirates & Petticoats, #3)

Can Landon fall in love with Keelan twice in a lifetime?

Before Keelan and Landon can pursue the pirates who took her brother, they must complete their mission and smuggle runaways to Philadelphia.

When an accident takes Landon’s memories from the past five years, Keelan must fight for their lives as well as Landon’s heart.

How will he be able to fall in love with her again when he doesn’t even want her on his ship?

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Pirates & Petticoats is an entertaining historical series featuring the independent and beautiful Miss Keelan Grey and the irresistible rakish Captain Landon Hart. The box set contains the Hart’s Desire in which Keelan and Landon meet due to him being stranded in Charleston for repairs to his ship and in which we find Keelan in a situation where she is trying to avoid marriage with the cruel and disgusting Mr. Pratt. Their attraction is immediate and a secret is revealed which had Keelan needing a husband in the worst way.

The next book is Hart’s Passion, in which Landon and Keelan are planning to elope, but she is kidnapped by pirates. With her head at stake, it’s a race against time for Landon to rescue her and the unthinkable happens leading into the next book, Hart’s Reward.

Hart’s Reward is not only full of the problems with pirates, but an accident takes Landon’s memory and their relationship is thrown an obstacle that seems to be one that can’t be conquered. Keelan has to fight to keep her place on Landon’s ship and push her way back into his heart making the reader wonder: Can she do it? What if the same passion and feelings don’t come back?

I loved each and every story, but Hart’s Reward had me enthralled. I was so worried that they wouldn’t find their way back together. I shouldn’t have worried…these two were like another Rhett and Scarlett. I loved their banter, passion, etc and it made for a very enjoyable read. I definitely recommend the Pirates & Petticoat’s series for anyone who loves to take a step back in time and get lost in mystery, intrigue, passion, and love.

Congratulations to Chloe Flowers for an awesome series! I give it 5 stars and highly recommend it to those who are wondering if it might be for them. Give it a chance, you’ll be glad you did.

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ABOUT CHLOE FLOWERS

Chloe Flowers

A Parrothead at heart, Chloe’s love for pirates began with Peter Pan and continued with Pirates of the Caribbean and ghost stories about pirates from the Outer Banks. She listens to Celtic music while she writes. When life gets too serious, she reads Calvin and Hobbes comics. She lives in Ohio with her tall, dark and handsome husband, three children and two rambunctious dogs, Indiana and Luke, who are named after her two favorite action heroes.

Descended from a family of cooks and gourmet chefs, Chloe is a true foodie and along with working for fortune 500 companies in marketing and teaching MBA students strategic marketing, she also ran a gourmet cookie company. Cooking for a crowd runs in the blood, so her fridge is always full. She deals with stress by baking pies (just ask her college roommates what it was like for them around exam time).

Her idea of a perfect day? Sailing on the caribbean with her family, sun in her face and wind at her back, and finishing the day in the kitchen making a fab gourmet meal and sipping a glass of wine.

The Pirates & Petticoats Series is about spunky heroines and the scoundrels who love them.

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New Bloom by A.E. Gamrat-Release Blitz

Title: New Bloom

Author: A.E. Gamrat

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 26, 2016

Graduating college and knowing how the next chapter of your life will play out is a big deal, right? How much more could someone ask for?

 

Gwen has always followed every rule her mother gave her. With her future planned for her, she never really had the time for fun or boys. Never really learned how to let loose, go with the flow.

What happens when all the plans she thought were laid out for her are pulled out from under her feet? Add in the mysterious man that pops into the flower shop stirring emotions she has never had before, and she is in for the ride of her sheltered life.

Growing up is hard, and Gwen’s in for a growing experience she never planned on.

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Gwen is starting a new chapter in her life. She is graduating from college and about to take over the family business, whether she wants to or not. Not one to rock the boat, Gwen has always done what is expected of her and has always followed the rules her mother gives her. I felt really bad for Gwen because while she was a dutiful daughter, she never had the chance to experience life and do the things a young person her age would do. Boys don’t even figure into the equation nor going out having a good time. The one thing neither she or her mother didn’t count on was fate. Kane, a mysterious man, comes into the flower shop and she starts to see there is more out there than what her limited life has shown her.
I really enjoyed New Bloom…in some ways, Gwen reminded me of myself at that age. Her whole life revolved around making her parents happy…I can totally identify with that. I wanted to reach into the book and have a talk with Gwen and make her realize what is most important in life.
Ms.Gamrat did a great job with New Bloom and its characters. She brought the characters to life and as they felt emotion, I did too. As the story developed, I became more and more engrossed with the story. New Bloom ends on a cliffhanger and i’m hoping in the next book, Gwen continues to grow into being an adult that can stand up for herself as well as live up to her potential.
I’m not usually a fan of cliffhangers, but I’m looking forward to finding out more of this story, Gwen and Kane, her majorly overbearing mother…there’s just so much to figure out.
Congratulations to AE Gamrat. I give New Bloom 4 stars and can’t wait to read the next story.

Growing up writing was second nature that soon become a distant memory. Turning 30 (not saying when) that memory was going to be brought back to life. Lover of all books I try to grab my audience in and never let go. Hoping to get all these thoughts and ideas down for everyone to enjoy, even if it’s a moment or a life time.

This is the new chapter of my life story. Hope everyone enjoys!

 

 

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Seaside Lovers (Love in Blood Series) by Melissa Foster-Blog Tour

Seaside Lovers (Love in Bloom Novel)

Author: Melissa Foster

Genre: Adult Steamy Romance

Release Date: July 20, 2016

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After months of long-distance communication, actress Parker Collins and artist Grayson Lacroux finally plan to reconnect in the seaside town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts. But Parker never shows, and weeks pass without a word, leaving Grayson to believe he’s misinterpreted their budding relationship.

Parker has been running on autopilot ever since she lost her friend, mentor, and the only family she’s ever known, Bert Stein. Armed with junk food, tequila, and her big, lovable dog, she’s prepared to hole up and mourn–and determined to mend a fence Bert had never been able to with his estranged and bitter brother. But Parker didn’t count on the sinfully hot artist she’s been fantasizing about for nearly a year walking in on her grief-induced drunken night.

When Grayson stumbles across Parker, he has no idea what to make of the gorgeous blonde who blew him off despite the heat sizzling between them. But that doesn’t stop him from feeling protective of the woman who’s consumed his thoughts for months, and when he learns of Parker’s plans to confront an angry old man, he refuses to leave her side. As Parker’s past unfolds, they’re led on an unexpected journey of discovery. Their connection deepens, and late-night fantasies become passionate realities, until good intentions spark painful secrets, threatening the love they’ve found.

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Seaside Summers is part of Melissa Foster’s bestselling Love in Bloom series. All Love in Bloom books may be enjoyed as stand-alone novels, or as part of the series.

Seaside Dreams (Bella)

Seaside Hearts (Jenna)

Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)

Seaside Secrets (Amy)

Seaside Nights (Sky)

Seaside Embrace (Hunter)

Seaside Lovers (Grayson)

Seaside Whispers (Matt)

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Rating: 5 stars

 

“You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that’s fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won’t want to stop reading. Every book’s a winner!” New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

 

 

“Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely

 

“Trust me?” Grayson asked.

“Trust a guy who hauled me over his shoulder and kidnapped me?” She looked toward the bar.

“Yeah, trust that guy.”

“I do trust you.” She poked him in his chest. “But if I end up on the front of some rag magazine, I’m hiding out in your basement. With Christmas, chocolate, and a boatload of horror movies that you have to watch with me.”

“Sweetheart, if you move into my house, you won’t be watching movies or hiding out in the basement. You’ll be lucky if you make it out of the bedroom. In fact”—he slid his hand to the nape of her neck, causing her eyes to glaze over with desire—“maybe I should take a few of those pictures and make that happen.” He’d taken a chance, saying something so brazen and holding her like this in the cab of his truck, but he couldn’t hold back.

 

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the  World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

 

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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Blood to Dust by L.J. Shen

Dark, gritty, sexy, and dangerous…

Blood to Dust

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Synopsis

His name is Beat, and I should hate him.

Bound, blindfolded and bruised, I’m tied in his basement, waiting for the men who stripped me from clothes and humanity to collect his debt to them. Me.

His name is Nate and I should hate him, but I don’t.

I’m not supposed to know his real name, even worse, I’m not supposed to care. He is nothing to me but means to an end. The plan is simple: break free, collect the pieces of my broken soul, kill the bastards and run away.

His name is Nathaniel Thomas Vela, and I’ve never seen his face, though I hear that it’s beautiful

Behind the rugged and handsome exterior, there’s a quiet murderer, a killer who thinks guns are for pussies and ends people with his bare hands.

His name doesn’t matter, neither does his face, but what does matter is my heart. And right now, sadly, it’s his.

Blood to Dust is a standalone, full-length novel. It contains graphic violence and adult situations some may find offensive.

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5+ Stars!!!!

Amazon review link: https://www.amazon.com/review/RF1TLTVYYXLPE/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01IE06X26

Oh my! What did I just read? I think this is the biggest book hangover I’ve ever experienced. I’m not the hugest fan of dark romance, but I loved Sparrow and the book description kept pulling at me. I’m so glad I decided to read it. It’s dark, gritty, sexy, and my heart was beating so fast in some chapters.

Prescott and Nate, the two main characters, are brought together when Prescott is kidnapped because she ticked her ex off. Nate or Beat as he is known is one of the people guarding her and they take a journey that you wouldn’t believe. These two are not hearts and flowers…they are blood and dust. Prescott is smart, sexy, manipulative, and I loved her. In addition, Nate is out of this world sexy, dark, dangerous, and I think he might be my new book husband…sorry, Prescott🙂

I give the author and Blood to Dust 5+ stars. One-click today and be prepared to read a book that will make you want to go over to the dark side. Nate and Prescott are waiting…start reading!

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L.J. Shen is a former entertainment and music journalist, a recovering hipster, a hopeless romantic and a reformed Riot grrrl. She speaks three languages – four, if you include sarcasm. She writes everything from dark to comedy, as long as there’s enough love and romance involved. Shen lives in Northern California with her son, husband, cat and collection of designer shoes.

L.J. wants to be Tina Fey when she grows up. Keep your fingers crossed for her.

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