Monday, August 31, 2015

Impossible Choice book tour and contest by Sybil Bartel

Impossible Choice by Sybil Bartel
(Unchecked #2)

Synopsis:

Book two of Unchecked
After her parents were murdered, Layna Blair spent three years on the run—until Marine Sergeant Blaze Johnson stepped in and saved her. With him, Layna knew safety for the first time…but two weeks after shipping out for another tour in Afghanistan, Blaze comes home early.
When Layna sees the jagged wounds covering his body, every truth she thought she knew is destroyed. Blaze is distant and angry and though her heart is shattered, Layna desperately tries to keep their relationship together in the face of another tragedy. When the tenuous bonds holding them together are ripped apart by a revenge-hungry maniac, Layna must trust her survival instinct and bury her past for good.
But the enemy is two steps ahead, and before she can take action, Layna’s hand is forced by his deadly demands—save herself or save the man who risked his life for her freedom. Blaze saved her once. This time it’s her turn to protect him.
91,000 words



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AUTHOR BIO: 

I grew up in Northern California with my head in a book and my feet in the sand. I dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew me into the world of storytelling. I love the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes me swoon.

I now live in Southern Florida and while I don’t get to read as much as I like, I still bury my toes in the sand. If I’m not writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in my backyard, you can find me spending time with my handsomely tattooed husband, my brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…
But Seriously?
Here are ten things you probably really want to know about me.
I grew up a faculty brat. I can swear like a sailor. I love men in uniform. I hate being told what to do. I can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks me out. My favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—I can’t decide. I have a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on me for driving directions, ever. And I have a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell my husband.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Scrubs by Brooke Harris cover reveal

Scrubs by Brooke Harris 

Synopsis:

I like fast cars, beautiful women and great sex.
I hate drugs. I can’t stand the idiots who take them and I loathe the bastards who supply them. Drugs cost me my whole world.
I wear many faces; right now I’m Doctor Lucas Callaghan and I’ll be him until I get my revenge.
My real name will be the last words to ever pass their lips.

I hate my name, Aoife Brennan, as soon as people hear it they treat me differently because of my father.
Medical school isn’t my dream, it’s his. But, it’s the least I owe him after everything I’ve done. I’m trying to be a good girl, but even good girls make mistakes.
He’s lying about who he is, she’s kidding herself about who she can be. They’re polar opposites with one very big secret in common.


AUTHOR BIO:

Brooke is a thirty-one year-old Dubliner. Even though she moans about the weather (a lot) she's proud to have shamrocks in her blood. Anyway, what would she do if she couldn't blame the rain for a bad hair day? She has too much of lots of things, kids, wine, books and shoes...luckily she loves them all to pieces.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Call for New Adult author & reader ideas!

Call for NA author and reader ideas: 

Hi! I'm Kim Osborn Sullivan, one of the editors of New Adult Book Reviews. I'll be speaking at a conference this fall about New Adult books, and I'd love to get some input from you NA authors and readers. Some of the topics that will be covered in the presentation are listed below. If you have any insight into any of them, please send an email to Kim at this website (NewAdultBookReviews.com).
In return for your help, you'll get some free publicity. I'll mention you and your book during the presentation, plus put a cover image up on the screen. (As long as my conference room has a working projector that I can connect to my laptop, of course)

Here are some of the topics I'd love some thoughts on. If you have any input on one or all of them, I'd love to hear from you.

1.      How do you feel NA differs from YA and regular adult books? Pretty broad, I know, but what makes this its own genre?

2.      How much sex do readers expect to find in NA books? Most of the ones I've read have been pretty explicit, so is there such a thing as "cozy" NA?

3.      If you write NA, how did you transition from other genres or for other age groups into NA?

4.      Is NA too broad a genre? Should it have sub-genres, like romance or mystery have? Should there be NA cozy, NA erotic, NA paranormal, etc? Or is that breaking it down too much?

5.      NA Readers: What are you looking for when you pick up a NA title? And what turns you off so you put that book back on the shelf?

And anything else you'd like to add…

Thanks so much! I'll let you know how the conference goes!

Kim

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Worth It by Linda Kage book tour and a contest

Worth It by Linda Kage
(Forbidden Men #6)

Synopsis:

I fell in love once.

It was amazing. She was amazing. Life was amazing.

I lived for each time I could see her, and nothing else mattered, not that our families were enemies, our time together was forbidden, or we had to meet in secret.

Our love could conquer all.

Until it didn’t.

So I was ripped away from the love of my life and shoved into hell, forced to continue without her.

It shattered me, broke the best parts of me, left me permanently damaged.

Or so I thought.

Years later, I swear history’s trying to repeat itself because she’s back in my life, and I’m just as drawn to her as I was before. But I’m older and wiser now, and I know she should stay away from a worthless piece of ex-con like me.

So, I will not let her in. I absolutely refuse to hurt her. I will keep her away.

Then again, sometimes risking your greatest fear to get to a smile makes everything worth it, and besides, I’m not sure I can resist her, anyway.

This is the story of how Felicity Bainbridge changed my life forever, starting one summer day long ago after I was forced to change a dirty diaper…

–Knox Parker


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Linda is a contemporary romance author from the midwestern USA, where she lives with her wonderful husband, daughter, and nine cuckoo clocks. The eighth and final child of dairy farmers, she was forced into having a vivid imagination if she ever wanted to do something one of her siblings hadn't already tried. Feel free to visit her at her website: www.LindaKage.com

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Here They Lie by D. K. Burrow cover reveal

Here They Lie by D. K. Burrow 

(The Bloodstone Legacy #1)
Synopsis:

Reese Everett’s aunt picked a bad time to die.  Just weeks after a car accident left Reese’s mother unable to travel, her aunt’s house needs to be emptied and sold, leaving Reese as the only member of the family who can do the job.  She typically wouldn’t balk at the opportunity to sift through her aunt’s collection of antiques, but when she arrives in Devil’s Vale, Georgia, she discovers the family house in a state of disrepair she won’t be able to handle alone.

Colton Waters is back in Devil’s Vale – whether he likes it or not.  After he loses his acceptance to medical school with no explanation, he’s left with a single job offer…one that will return him to the hometown he’d hoped to escape.

When an errand to help his sister ends in a meeting with Reese neither will easily forget, Colton takes a job as her temporary handyman.

The longer Reese stays in town, the more she realizes the condition of her aunt’s house isn’t the only thing she hadn’t expected when she made the trip to Devil’s Vale.  Reese isn’t the only gifted member of the family – her aunt Kate has been practicing the family business…the business Reese has been sworn never to discuss.

After a ghostly visitor arrives one night, Reese and Colton learn Kate wasn’t the only one practicing the darker arts.  They begin to uncover secrets that refuse to stay buried.
Here They Lie won the Young Adult Romance Writer’s 2014 award for New Adult fiction.


AUTHOR BIO:

D’Ann Burrow once told her preschool teacher she wanted to be a witch when she grew up. That simple comment signaled the start of a life-long fondness of things that go bump in the night. As she grew older, she could most often be found with her nose buried in a book, and she was especially fond of the Nancy Drew series as well as anything by Christopher Pike or Stephen King.  Occasionally she’d take a trip to the world of the classics where The Scarlet Pimpernel and A Little Princess reigned among her favorites.  She’s lost count of the times she’s read Little Women.

Today, D’Ann enjoys the world of Supernatural, stories about guys with fangs, and she’s seldom met a disaster film she hasn’t liked.  When she grows up, she’d like to work at the Haunted Mansion. Until then, watching Ghost Hunters will have to count as research.

D’Ann writes about secrets people keep.  Even the bravest heroine or a guy with a heart of gold has a few skeletons in the closet they’d rather not share with the world. When those secrets get out, things get interesting.

A Texas native, she knows making great guacamole is an art form. As a theater mom, she’ll happily chat about Broadway musicals by the hour.  Molly and Lizzie, the family furry ones, are frequent stars of her Instagram account.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Moment in Time by Lisa Mondello book tour

Moment in Time by Lisa Mondello 

(Summer House, #1)
Synopsis:


This summer isn’t about dying. It’s about living. Jenna Traynor has been given her life back. After two years of chemo and missing out on college life, she is in remission. Spending the summer working on Nantucket Island is a good place to start life again. Hot guys everywhere, fun times at the clubs, long walks on the beach and beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the ocean from her back porch. Living life again was the plan. And then she met Bobby…

On leave from the military, Bobby Callahan needs one thing: a quiet beach to run and train so his leg will get strong enough for him to return to his post. For the past three years the only thing that made him get out of bed was the military. He’d joined the service to get away from sympathetic eyes and worried faces. He didn’t count on meeting a girl like Jenna whose thirst for life made him break out of the walls he’d so carefully constructed around himself. And once he realized she had his heart, he knew he never wanted to let her go. And then fate stepped in…

This series is a New Adult College Romance series that contains sexual situations that are graphic and explicit and not intended for readers under 18 years old.


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AUTHOR BIO: 

New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Lisa Mondello, has held many jobs in her life but being a published author is the last job she'll ever have. She's not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she'd still be penning stories with paper and pen. Her book The Knight and Maggie's Baby is a New York Times Bestseller. Her popular series includes TEXAS HEARTS, DAKOTA HEARTS, Fate with a Helping Hand and the new SUMMER HOUSE series. Writing as LA Mondello, her romantic suspense, MATERIAL WITNESS, book 1 of her Heroes of Providence series made the USA TODAY Bestsellers List and was named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012. You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at lisamondello.blogspot.com and sign up for her newsletter to receive new release information at http://eepurl.com/xhxO5

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Author interview with Maggie Carpenter!

Please start by telling us a little about yourself (education, jobs, significant other, children, pets, etc.) 


I have two precious loves in my life. A gorgeous mare that I ride every day, and the cutest terrier mutt you’ve ever seen.

Tell us about your latest New Adult book and what inspired you to write it.

Being a horse person, I have found a wonderful niche with cowboy books. While I ride show-jumpers (or rather used to, now I just putz around and have fun) horse’s and horsemanship is dear to my heart, and there are some amazingly talented (and super sexy )cowboys in this world. The first cowboy book I wrote, The Cowboy’s Rules, was an instant smash success, and I never looked back. I started a series called, Cowboy’s After Dark, and the latest, When A Cowboy Loves A Woman, is book nine. They are all complete books with very different stories. The Cowboy’s Rules is the only trilogy.

The New Adult genre is fairly new. What's your definition of it? How does it differ from Young Adult or just regular Adult books?

That’s a great question, and while the category may be defined differently by different people, I see it as one that is unique to young women and men who are at an age when they are free to explore all the world has to offer, most especially their sexuality.
I write about Dominance and submission, (I am a submissive) and I remember how I was filled with fantasies and cravings I didn’t quite understand. I like to think my stories are not just about tumbling between the sheets, but offer some insight.

Do you belong to any critique groups and/or do you have other people read your work as you're writing it? Who's brutally honest and who's a cheerleader? Which do you prefer?

I’m a lone ranger! I have just started working with a publisher, Stormy Night Publications, and when I turned in my first book, Her Officer In Charge, happily they didn’t ask for, or offer, any significant changes.

What are your all-time favorite authors/books?

My goodness. So many. Jane Austen and Emily Bronte of course. Such heartfelt romance, and when I write my period pieces (just about to release, His Willful Bride) I feel as though I’m back Merry Old England. When I discovered Sydney Sheldon, Harold Robbins and Jackie Collins, I devoured their books, even though they were a bit dated. I don’t read now, no time. I’m too busy writing.

Do you outline before you write or just dive head-first into a manuscript? Do you maintain a schedule for writing, or is it more haphazard?

As mentioned earlier, I never outline. An idea will come to me, or even just a title, and I start.
For example, one day I was at my barn and someone said something about a new farrier, a girl who wore hot pink chaps. I immediately pinged on that phrase, and started The Cowboy and the Girl in The Hot Pink Chaps a week later. I had no idea what the story would be until I started. It was the phrase, hot pink chaps, that stirred something in my imagination.

Where do you do your best writing? (Ex: desk in your office, public library, under a tree in the park, in front of a Real Housewives TV marathon, etc.) Do you like music or some other background noise, or do you need quiet?

Hush. Quiet please. I write late at night in bed, when I first wake up in bed, sitting on the couch in the living with my mutt next to me, or in my ‘writing chair’ - a recliner I bought just for the purpose.

What are the best and worst parts of writing a book?

That’s easy. Proofreading... just kill me now. Happily, with a publisher, they do the proof-reading for me, but if you read one of my books and find a typo, please forgive me. They hide!

When you're driving and you have a sudden, brilliant idea for the new manuscript you're working on, what do you do? (Ex: pull over and fire up the laptop, keep driving while scribbling on a McDonald's bag, tell Siri, etc.)

Speak it out loud. If I do that, it stays in my head, and it happens all the time!

Imagine you have a whole day free for shopping. Where do you go? (Mall, unique boutiques, flea market, antique shops, bookstore, home improvement store, etc.)

I’m sorry, what’s a whole free day?
Where is your favorite place in the world?
Impossible to answer, because I know once this is out there I’ll think of somewhere else, but I suspect it would be somewhere in the English countryside, perhaps in Dorset.

Do you have any advice for people who want to write a book?

Just start!
A word becomes a sentence, a sentence becomes a paragraph, a paragraph becomes a chapter, and the chapters grow into a book. Don’t worry about it being perfect. When it’s done pat yourself on the back, walk away for a day or two, then come back with fresh eyes and read what you’ve written.



Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Up For Forever by Heather Young-Nichols cover reveal

Up For Forever by Heather Young-Nichols 

(Up For Grabs #2)
Synopsis:

For Kendra Roberts, love is for fairy tale princesses who don’t live in the real world. Mr. Right? What a joke. It’s more like Mr. Right Now.
But imagine her surprise when she realizes it’s been two whole years, and Mr. Right Now has become something more. How the hell did that happen?
Panic sets in when Kendra finds out that Adam Burger might be planning a future for them and making her his “Mrs.” Mrs. Burger.
Not. So. Fast.
Kendra ends things with Adam, feeling bad for letting things go this far.
After months of trying to convince herself she made the right decision, a mutual friend’s wedding throws them back together again.
In one mind-blowing moment, Kendra comes to the crushing realization that she’s been in love with Adam all along.
But when Adam seems to have already moved on, will Kendra fight for their forever after? Or will she let her once Mr. Right Now go and become someone else’s Mr. Right?


AUTHOR BIO:
Heather Young-Nichols has been writing since she was little. After a life hiatus from all things fun, she returned in full force and hasn't stopped since. It's unusual to find her without her computer, a book or her kindle unless she's spending time with her family. And the real fun comes out during baseball season. Then, all bets are off. Heather grew up in Saginaw, Michigan and graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a degree in Sociology. Although she's currently living in the country, she's always been more of a city girl.

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Body Checked by Katherine Stark book tour and contest

Body Checked by Katherine Stark

Synopsis:
SERGEI DRAKONOV. The newest left wing for the Washington Eagles hockey team is a triple threat: muscle, roughed-up good looks, and a dangerous tabloid reputation. Not the kind of guy who fits into Jael Pereira’s five-year plan. Jael doesn’t have time for a relationship, between her challenging senior-year course load and her stiflingly dull internship at the FBI. But for one steamy night, she gives in to Sergei and his smooth-talking ways.

Sergei wants more than just another one-night stand. But his brother—a high-ranking member of the Russian mob—wants him to help the family business. He can use Sergei as an easy way to launder money, or to smuggle drugs on the Eagles team plane. And if Sergei doesn’t agree, he can kiss his skating career goodbye.

The FBI’s been watching Sergei. When they learn about Jael’s fling, they want her to persuade him to inform on his brother. But the more Jael sees the real Sergei, beyond the role he plays on the ice and in front of the cameras, the more she wants him in her life. How can she win his trust, though, when she’s playing a role of her own? And how can she protect him from his mobster brother when she can’t even protect her own heart?

Body Checked is a standalone HEA sports romance (m/f) in the Center Ice series of interconnected hockey athlete stories. It contains explicit language and sexual content between consenting adults.


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AUTHOR BIO:
Katherine Stark is the pseudonym for an author of novels in a variety of genres for children and adults. She can nearly always be found buried underneath a pile of story notes. If she isn't writing, she's probably reading, playing video games with her husband, watching hockey, or eating her way across the East Coast.

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#Poser by Cambria Hebert book tour and contest

#Poser by Cambria Hebert
(Hashtag #5) 

Synopsis:

Posers gonna pose
I am a man who had nothing, but found everything.
I’ll never go back to nothing ever again.
I vowed to protect her, and that’s exactly what I’m gonna do.
The pictures I stumbled upon haunt me still, the secret I shoulder is heavy.
They say secrets put distance between two people, but the truth is far more destructive than keeping it will ever be.
I won’t ever tell. She can’t ever know.
When I look in the mirror my reflection is of who I’m afraid I’ll become and not the man I am.
It makes me feel like a poser, no better than all the others pretending to be exactly who they aren’t.
How does a man keep it together when everything is unraveling right here in his hands?
I didn’t start any of this.
I never asked for it.
But it came knocking at my door.
When secrets and threats knock, I don’t hide.
I open the door.
Because the best way to take down a poser is to be one.


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AUTHOR BIO:
Cambria Hebert is a bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently resides in North Carolina with her children (human and furry) and her husband, who is a United States Marine.

Beside’s writing Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (because her dog runs her house).

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: Text, Torch, Tryst, Masquerade and Recalled.

You can find out more about Cambria and her titles by visiting her website: http://www.cambriahebert.com

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC
You can contact her at: cambriahebert@rocketmail.com
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Reawakened Secrets by Mari Denae cover reveal

Reawakened Secrets by Mari Denae 

Synopsis:

Some secrets should never be kept…
Growing up in the servants’ quarters at Haven Hill, Claire Brown was a poor outcast, living in a world of money and privilege. Her only solace was best friend, Alice Sinclair, and secret desire, Jackson Montgomery. Rich and connected, they were perfect in every way and perfect for each other.
Still, Claire was foolish enough to fall in love with Jackson, and desperate enough to hide it. When Alice found out, there was a terrible accident that left her in a coma. Jackson disappeared, leaving New Haven without even saying good-bye.
Ten years later, Claire has managed to build a life without them. So when Jackson calls out of nowhere to say Alice is awake, Claire’s first thought is Thank God. Her second? I’m screwed. Lusting after Jackson destroyed her. It’s nothing compared to what she’s hiding now.
But nothing stays hidden forever.
Reawakened Secrets is part one of Jackson and Claire’s story.
Part 2, Reawakened Sins and Part 3, Reawakened Seduction will be released early next year.  To be the first to get information on deals, teasers, excerpts, bonus scenes and release dates, connect with the author on FacebookTwitter, or Goodreads.


AUTHOR BIO:

My name is Mari Denae 

I am a married mother of three and publishing my first novel is a dream come true. As the nerd that went to bed with a flash light to read the books I swiped from my mom’s room, I have always been an avid book lover. My favorites are hot, alpha male heroes (think Kristen Ashley), suspenseful, romantic thrillers (think Sandra Brown) and poignant, sweet love stories (think Abbi Glines or Colleen Hoover). My plan was always to be a writer of some sort, but somehow real life responsibilities got in the way. Now, I am an accountant with a night time writing obsession.

One Saturday afternoon, I took my girls to see the latest teenage movie. Four days later, I had read all four Twilight books. I was inspired by the innocent romance and 'Edward Cullen' (don't judge). Once I found my way to Fifty Shades of Grey, I was a complete goner. All my spare time was spent reading, writing or blogging. After version one million, five hundred and fifty five of my series Reawakened , I'm finally ready to share it and hope that someone enjoys reading the story as much as I have enjoyed writing it. This one's for my mother. I hope she's looking down proud because I finally finished what I started.

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Live Me by Celeste Grande cover reveal

Live Me ~ a Pieces of Broken novel by Celeste Grande 
Synopsis:


Broken…

Shattered…


How can you begin to live again when you’ve already been forced to…die?

Evangelina Ricci is trapped in a world that’s a never-ending nightmare, a constant ache in which consumes her every breath. Unable to bear the torture any longer, she does the one thing she can to take back control.

Run.

With her best friend Jace in tow, Evangelina attempts to escape her darkened past by leaving for college and diving head first into an aggressive schedule, determined with everything she is to make a name for herself. There’s only one problem—she can’t run away from the demons she struggles with. The demons that’ll forever be there, locked inside, battering her soul. Hiding behind a flawless faƧade, Evangelina faces her ghosts until her world is turned upside down, invaded by…him.

Blake Turner. Sweet, witty, flirtatious and drop-dead gorgeous, he finds Evangelina at every turn. Scared he’ll uncover the truth she keeps so well guarded, Evangelina tries her best to put on her act, deterring him like she has so many times before—only this guy’s different. He’s relentless. Utterly, absolutely and completely relentless. He sees her and he wants her and won’t stop until she’s his.

Will Evangelina succeed in pushing Blake away? Or will he break down her walls and be the person to make her realize life is worth living?


AUTHOR BIO:
A New York workaholic, mommy and wife, Celeste Grande has always been a lover of words. From an early age, poetic words opened her heart, releasing her emotions through pen and paper.

Then she heard the shouting.

These characters were trapped souls in her head, screaming at her for release. Celeste quickly fell in love with the beautiful story she was being told and knew she had to share it with others.

Her first new adult romance novel, Live Me, will be released in 2015.

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Review: Dark Velvet by Lisa Carlisle

Dark Velvet by Lisa Carlisle

Link to buy Dark Velvet (new adult paranormal romance): Chateau Seductions

Story Rating: 4 out of 5

Blurb:

Grad student Savannah Evans is thrilled to be accepted as a resident to a prestigious art colony. Where else would she be able to focus on her craft of writing poetry in a setting like that of the medieval-styled castle? The remote New England island is a respite from her hectic city life. When she meets her benefactor, a mysterious French sculptor, her expectations for carefree days writing near the ocean are distracted by unprofessional fantasies about her sponsor.

Antoine Chevalier built Les Beaux Arts on DeRoche Island to bring purpose back to an existence that has lost meaning. He’s wandered the earth for decades and finds solace in returning to art. When Savannah applies for a residency, something about her words touches him. After her arrival, a physical attraction grows between them, which he struggles against. She deserves more than someone of his kind.

Antoine proposes they become lovers during her stay. But the situation turns complicated when Savannah discovers his secret. She had suspicions about his identity, but finds the truth overwhelming. Consumed by her desire for Antoine and faced with a tough decision, she is blind to the danger that has arrived at DeRoche Island.

Review:

If you like your sex mixed with vampires this book delivers. The books jumps almost straight into steamy scenes with a nice build up. Add to that a story of mystical creatures and intrigue and you get fast paced and exciting action. I enjoyed the romance, hot sex and the ending. My only complaint is that it could have been longer. This is a story that could be continued.

Reviewed by Foxy Loxy

Friday, August 7, 2015

Amanda's Assignment by Dylan Cross book promo and contest

Amanda's Assignment by Dylan Cross
Whenever Amanda's husband Mark goes out of town, it's playtime for his best friend. Ever since Craig caught Amanda in a compromising situation with the cable guy, he's had his way with her.
Mark has exciting news. He's being considered for a promotion, which will involve less travel time--and, thus, an end to Craig's play. All Mark has to do is interview and hire a replacement for his position.
Craig explains to Amanda that this just won't do. Her mission: to find each candidate and prevent them from keeping their appointments--if Mark can't be promoted, he can't be replaced. For this assignment, Amanda will need creativity, intuition--and, a generous helping of doing what she does best...

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Julie and Matt led Amanda back to the desk. They bent the handcuffed redhead at the waist, pushing her over the desktop so that her breasts were about a foot from the edge.
"My boyfriend's going to have a little fun with the two of us now," Julie announced, and then walked around to the opposite end of the desk, bending herself over it in the same manner as Amanda, the two girls' faces about six inches apart now. The blonde secretary's eyes were lit up with excitement behind her glasses...
Matt stepped behind Julie first and began rubbing and massaging her ass. The girl moaned contentedly at the attention, although with slight anticipation. She didn't have to wait long--a few seconds later, the thundering crack of skin on skin echoed through the office as the palm of his hand met his girlfriend's asscheek. Julie's eyes widened and she gave a loud, exuberant moan. The spanking continued, and Amanda lost count after five or six strikes. Julie stared lustfully at her new playmate.
The spanking stopped, and Matt's hand reached between his girlfriend's legs. Julie's eyes slipped shut; her expression changed to one of increased relaxation and bliss, and Amanda knew that her counterpart was being fingered even before the rhythmic moaning began.
He's going to do that to me next. Amanda's own clit began to throb again at the thought. While his girlfriend watches... and I couldn't do anything about it even if I wanted to.
She didn't have to wait long. Matt pulled his attention away, causing Julie to sigh longingly. He walked around the desk and took his place behind Amanda.
She felt his hands on her ass, rubbing and caressing. Her first concern was that her counterpart might get jealous--Amanda certainly wanted to remain on Julie's good side. But Julie watched excitedly as Amanda's "turn" began.
SMACK! The sound reverberated off the walls again as she felt the sting of his palm. Amanda cried out, while across from her, Julie moaned with lust. Another spank, then another. Matt varied them in intensity and location, but it was enough to make the redhead feel some definite heat. She counted eight swats, and then he stopped.
As he'd done with Julie, Matt slipped his hand between Amanda's thighs. She moved her feet slightly further apart to provide access for him, briefly wondering if he or Julie would notice, and if this further earmarked her as a slut. She shut her eyes as he slipped two fingers inside her now and began fucking her, just as he'd done to his girlfriend a few minutes ago. Amanda tried to contain her pleasure, again lest Julie become jealous or upset. She also tried to will herself to not thrust back against his invading fingers, but found herself failing miserably in this regard.
"Mmmmmmmm..." A soft moan, from in front of her. Amanda opened her eyes to find Julie's tightly closed, an expression of bliss on her face. Looking further, the redhead noted the cause--the other woman's left hand was still on the desk, steadying herself, but the other hand had disappeared off of the desktop. Julie was touching herself...

About the Author:


Dylan Cross is an author of darker erotica, including titles such as Back to School and Crossroads. He is a US Marine, a software developer and founder of the Erotic Authors Guild.
When not writing, Dylan enjoys football, grilling, Netflix and flavored vodka. He resides in suburban Chicago with his wife and cat.
Official page: www.dontcrossdylan.com
Blog: www.eroticauthorsguild.org/dylancross
Facebook: www.facebook.com/writerdylancross

Flame by Erin Noelle book tour and contest

SYNOPSIS: 


I’m soaring.

After years of hard work and determination, I am exactly where I want to be in life. As the top ranked Freestyle Motocross rider in the world, I have more money than I could ever dream of spending and gorgeous women throwing themselves at me in every city I land. I have everything I could ever want.

Everything except her.

While in Breckenridge for my best friend’s wedding, I was introduced to Dakota Shavell, a friend of the bride-to-be, and from the moment our blue gazes met, sparks flew.

What I initially intended to be a single steamy night together turned into a scorching two week road trip to New Orleans with a sassy-mouthed blonde. Being between her legs gave me a bigger adrenaline rush than I’d ever gotten from flying through the air while straddling a bike.

It was supposed to just be fun, a good time. I planned to walk away unchanged.

But it was more. Feelings I never intended to have got involved, and I’ll never be the same.

Yet, I still walked away.

Except now I’m injured and my outlook has changed. Priorities have become clear.

And I’m going back to reclaim her…to show her that together we can make the fire between us burst into flames.

***Though Flame is the second book in the Fire on the Mountain Series, it is an interconnected stand alone novel***



ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Erin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters. While earning her degree in History at the University of Houston, she rediscovered her love for reading that was first instilled by her grandmother when she was a young child.

A lover of happily-ever-afters, both historical and current, Erin is an avid reader of all romance novels. Her titles published include the Book Boyfriend Series, the Dusk ‘Til Dawn Series, Translucent, Conspire — co-authored with SE Hall, Surviving Us, MILF: Wrong Kind of Love and Spark.

Her books have been a part of the USA Today Bestselling list and the Amazon and Barnes & Noble overall Top 100.


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

We need New Adult reviewers!

If you love to read New Adult then you should be reviewing for us!

It's super easy and a great way to discover new authors. We give you the books, you write us the
reviews. We ask that you can review one or two books a month. All you have to do is fill out the application to get started. You can find the application at http://nabookreviews.blogspot.com/p/review-for-us.html 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Play It Again by Ashley Stoyanoff book tour

Play It Again by Ashley Stoyanoff
(PRG Investigations, #2)

Synopsis:

Ten days ago, someone threw a brick through my front window. Nine days ago, someone keyed my truck right in my driveway. Eight days ago, someone spray painted the words ‘stay away’ across my garage door. That one really pissed me off. The jerk didn’t even have the courtesy to tell me what the hell I need to stay away from.

Each day it’s something new, a new piece of my property vandalized, and I’ve had enough.
Wanting a security system, something with cameras so I can catch the vandal, I let my best friend hook me up with her cousin, a private investigator with the PRG Investigations team.
His name is Vance and I’ve secretly been in love with him for three years. He’s a badass, a little scary, incredibly hot, and he’s never showed an interest in me … until now.



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AUTHOR BIO:
Ashley Stoyanoff is an author of paranormal romance books for young adults, including The Soul's Mark series and the Deadly Trilogy. She lives in Southern Ontario with her husband, Jordan, and two cats: Tanzy and Trinity.

In July 2012, Ashley published her first novel, The Soul's Mark: FOUND, and shortly thereafter, she was honored with The Royal Dragonfly Book Award for both young adult and newbie fiction categories.

An avid reader, Ashley enjoys anything with a bit of romance and a paranormal twist. When she's not writing or devouring her latest read, she can be found spending time with her family, watching cheesy chick flicks or buying far too many clothes.

Ashley loves hearing from her readers, so feel free to connect with her online.

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He's So Fine by Marie Mason book tour and contest

He’s So Fine by Marie Mason

Synopsis:

Theirs was not a forbidden love…but was it a love never meant to be?
Cage knew he was bad. Bad to the bone. A cheesy description, but one that fit the underground fighter perfectly. He loved to fight, he loved to f***. Despite his reputation, he tried to stay away from trouble. He usually succeeded. Until the day trouble found him in the form of a curvy stepsister.
Abby Snow was a good girl. Straight A student, attending college on a scholarship and…a virgin. When her stepbrother is invited to the Hamptons for a true family vacation, Abby knew she was in for a summer of heartache. He was big and strong with a cocky attitude…he was so fine.


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AUTHOR BIO:

I love anything romance related - with a little heat thrown in. I love to read romance, write romance and my faviorite character - you got it - the alpha male. A rare breed that's making a come back in the wild.

I try to provide a story that makes you root for the heroine and even hiss at the hero every now and then until he gets his act together. My books contain some heavy heat, cause let's face it a woman wants a man who can't control his sexual urges to mate-with her, and only her.

I appreciate any comment or suggestion. Please email me at mariemasonwriter@yahoo.com about any thing, any time.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Caught in Us by Layla Hagen book tour and contest

Caught in Us by Layla Hagen
(Lost #3)

Synopsis:

Dani Cohen knows Damon is trouble the second he walks in during senior year. He has bad boy written all over him. . .from his arrogant smirk to his perfectly toned abs. He is arrogant, intense, rebellious.
Dani has her future all planned out. She’s not the type to fall for a bad boy, no matter how panty-melting his grin is or how shamelessly he flirts. But something about Damon draws her in, awakening a desire she’s never felt. Slowly, she uncovers the secrets Damon hides: underneath his arrogance lies a tortured soul, his flirting smile masks despair.
Damon arrives in Dani’s life against his will. Carrying the scars of a dark past and facing an uncertain future, he knows he should stay away from her, but can’t. Her innocence consumes him, as does the desire to indulge in the passion igniting deep inside her.
An all-consuming bond blooms into a reckless love. But when mistakes from the past threaten their already fragile future, can their love survive?
A steamy and emotional full-length, standalone love story from the USA Today Bestselling author of Withering Hope.


AUTHOR BIO: 

My name is Layla Hagen and I am a New Adult Contemporary Romance author.
I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.
I write romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.
And I drink coffee. Lots of it, in case the photo didn’t make it obvious enough

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The Divide by E.J. Mellow cover reveal

The Divide by E.J. Mellow 

(Dreamland #2)
Synopsis:


Molly finally uncovers the truth about the strange dreams that plagued her sanity for weeks. Now destined to accept a clandestine role, Molly must find the strength and courage buried deep to push forward and succeed.
With the help of Dev, the roguish blue-eyed man of her dreams—whose dark past resurfaces to haunt him—Molly prepares to test the limits of her newly awakened powers and set right a world on the edge of being consumed by nightmares.
But when an unknown shadow stalks her every step and a shocking revelation about her heritage comes to light, Molly may find herself forced to make a decision that could leave her alone in the dark and standing on the wrong side of a divide.
Don’t miss The Divide—the heart-thumping second installment in The Dreamland Series.


AUTHOR BIO:

E.J.Mellow is a new adult and fantasy writer who resides in Brooklyn, NY.  When she’s not busy moonlighting in the realm of make-believe, she can be found doodling, buried in a book (usually this one), or playing video games.

The Dreamer is the first book in her contemporary fantasy trilogy, The Dreamland Series.

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