Thursday, 19 October 2017

Maverick by Karina Halle Blog Tour #bookreview #teasers

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Maverick by Karina Halle Release Date: October 17th Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

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Maverick, an all-new contemporary STANDALONE by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is LIVE!!!

 

Maverick is a complete standalone novel and the second book about the rough and rugged Nelson brothers. Get ready for one wild alpha mountain man - Canada's never felt so hot!

Forget playing it safe.
John “Maverick” Nelson likes to live his life on the edge – literally. A crucial member of the search and rescue team in the mountainous British Columbian town of North Ridge, Maverick’s brash and bold attitude means he’s the first one to ascend into danger, no matter the risk.
When it comes to women, though, Maverick errs on the side of caution. For all his cocky charm, rugged good looks and sexual swagger, he remains as unreachable as the surrounding peaks. Hot, wild sex? He’ll tell you there’s no better way to spend a cold, wintry night. Relationships? He’d rather freeze.

That is until he lays his eyes on American Riley Clarke. Trading in the crippling expenses of Aspen for BC, Riley is North Ridge’s newest member of their search and rescue team and the only woman on the job, which means spending a lot of time with Mav in adrenaline-pumping situations.
With the chemistry between them hot enough to melt snow, keeping their hands off each other is detriment to the success of their team. Besides, Maverick’s her boss and she didn’t work her ass off in Colorado just to throw it all away for some mind-blowing sex.
But when the worst winter in years sweeps in, Riley and Maverick will have to battle the elements along with their attraction for each other. And if either of them slip up, both of them will be in for a deep freeze. 



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Meet Karina:


Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books. Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.
 

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Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Social Butterfly PR
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 2 of a series but can be read as a standalone


My Maverick Review . . . 

Confession time. . .  This is my first Karina Halle book!!! What I know!  Scandalous!  However, it will not be my last.  I have so many of her books on my kindle but never got around to reading, so when this opportunity came, I jumped on it taking the plunge.   I also regret not reading Wild Card first.  I know Maverick can be considered a standalone but I'm a bit OCD so I like to read series in order plus I always feel it gives more to the back story which I missed.  However, I will be backtracking and reading it soon, plus many, many, many more from this talented author.

Riley Clarke is a strong girl working for the SARS team in Colorado but when her best friend and unrequited love is in a terrible accident it causes Riley to start fresh somewhere else.  Now Riley finds herself in the middle of the North Ridge in BC, working for her new handsome boss, John “Maverick” Nelson. 

~ But closure doesn't mean a door closing on pain.  You can have peace and pain at once.  The heart can weather any storm.~

Maverick is the town's ladies man and doesn't do commitment but something about Riley is different.   As Riley and Maverick wade through their attraction and work politics they are also rescuing one person at a time.

However, not all rescues are a success and for some this can effect more than others with their pasts.

"The one thing we can't buy, can't find, can't . . . rescue, is time.  Take it from me.  Time is an unstoppable force, moving us all toward the same end.  Sometimes that end happens for some sooner than it happens for others.  Sometimes others are left behind.  But we, as those who still experience time, we have a duty to those who have gone.  We have to use every second we have.  Life is too fucking short to feel guilty.  We all feel it, and sometimes we deserve it, but acknowledge it and move on.  Don't let it hold you back.  Don't sacrifice the time you have left.  Its' a gift that so many don't have.  Believe me.  It's all going to be over before you know it."

Both Maverick and Riley have a past but its not always easy moving forward.    This book was a great mix of sexy and fluffy.  It had drama without all the normal insecurities you find within this genre.  It had loads of steam but a nice balance with the soft and sweet as well.   Can't wait for more from this author and this series.

3 . 5 Another ladies man off the market thumbs up!

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Lauren

















Wednesday, 18 October 2017

DIRTY RICH ONE NIGHT STAND by Lisa Renee Jones #releaseday #excerpt


Lisa Renee Jones is back with a sexy, stunning STANDALONE: DIRTY RICH ONE NIGHT STAND!
BOOK INFORMATION
TITLE: Dirty, Rich One Night Stand
GENRE: Contemporary Steamy Romance
RELEASE DATE: October 18, 2017
ABOUT THE BOOK
DIRTY, RICH ONE NIGHT STAND.
That's all it was supposed to be. Her. Him. Pleasure. And then a fast goodbye. He's a stranger. And yet, he's not. She knows him even though he doesn’t know her.
He's the powerful attorney, now world-renowned after coming off the trial of a century which was publicized across the country. And I'm one of the reporters that sat in his courtroom.
I watched him, studied him, got to know him from afar which isn't hard since I know his exact brand of confidence, arrogance, and wealth.
I know his type. I've dated his type. Which is why when I happen to come face to face with him, when sparks fly and heat simmers between us, I know what happens if I say "yes" to Reese Summer. 
I know he'll taste like sin and sex, even before he kisses me.
I know he'll feel like pleasure and passion, even before he touches me.
I know he'll demand more than I wants to give, and yet, because I dare to give myself to him, the result will be deliciously hot.
I know that I will not leave his bed without being utterly, completely sated. 
And I know that I will leave the next morning anyway.
And so, I do. 
And so, he follows.
And as chase begins my question becomes: Is Reese Summer THE one or is he really just a dirty, arrogant lie that should have stayed a one night stand?
 


EXCERPT
“You’re as perfect as I knew you would be,” he says, his voice managing to be both sandpaper and silk on my nerve endings, as he adds, “and almost as naked as I want you to be.”
The idea that he has wanted me as much as I have wanted him does funny things to my stomach, but more so, delivers an unexpected wave of illogical vulnerability. This is sex. The end. I don’t want or need to feel anything more. I want and need him naked and fucking me now, fast, hard. That’s safe. Desperate to find that safe place, to shift the control from him to me, I push to my toes, my breasts molding to his chest, and press my lips to his lips. They are warm, and he is hard everywhere I am soft.
And his response to my kiss, the answering moan I am rewarded with, is white-hot fire in my blood that he ignites further with a deep, sizzling stroke of his tongue. He slants his mouth over mine, deepening the connection, kissing me with a fierceness no other man ever has, but then some part of me has known from moment one that he is like no man I have ever known. Which explains why he is everything I want. And nothing about this night is what I expected, any more than this man is anything I can control.
But there is something intensely arousing about the idea of trying.
As if claiming I am reaching for the impossible, he molds me closer, his hand between my shoulder blades, his tongue playing wickedly with mine, but I meet him stroke for stroke, arching into him. He cups my ass and pulls me solidly against his erection. He wins this one. Now I am the one moaning, arching into him, and I welcome the intimate connection. I burn for the moment he will be inside me.
But I also want him to burn for this just as much as I do, and I need to touch this man. Really, really, need to touch him. My hand presses between us, and I stroke the hard line of his shaft. Reese tears his mouth from mine, pressing me hard against the pillar supporting the window again, and when his hands leave my body, when his palms press to the concrete above me again, I sense his withdrawal is about control. I was winning. I confirm that as reality when our eyes lock, and the dash of fire in his eyes is lit by one part passion and one part challenge.
“If I slide my fingers between your legs right now,” he says, “are you wet for me? Are you ready for me?”
“Why don’t you find out for yourself?” I dare him, testing him, pushing him.


AUTHOR INFORMATION
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series.
In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is also the author of the bestselling the bestselling DIRTY MONEY and WHITE LIES series. And will be publishing the first book in her Lilah Love suspense series with Amazon Publishing in March 2018.
Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.
Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.
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Saturday, 14 October 2017

Sweet Time by Nina Lane - Review & Excerpt Tour #bookreview #excerpt #teasers

     

 

 

Stuck in a boring insurance job, vivacious Mia Donovan has spent the last few years searching for her life's true path. She fills her time helping plan the wedding of her best friend to the CEO of the Sugar Rush Candy Company.

Mia has also been trying to attract the impossibly rigid Sugar Rush security chief Gavin Knight. But for well over a year, the unyielding Mr. Knight has ignored her, despite her short skirts, tight sweaters, and patently obvious flirting. And when he finally approaches her, it's only to assess the wedding plans for potential security risks.

A former soldier, Gavin has intercepted hostile anonymous letters threatening the high-profile wedding. Determined to keep everyone safe, he's forced to work with the maddeningly sexy Miss Donovan of the thousand-watt charm and irresistible body.

Irked by Gavin's many months of disregard, Mia takes her teasing flirtations to a whole new level. But her coquettish ways are no match for the edgy, lust-fueled dominant he conceals behind his impassive exterior. And when Gavin exerts his full control, Mia discovers he can protect everything except her heart.

 


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A smile curved her mouth. She stretched one leg over him and straddled his waist. With her nipples poking out of her bra, her skin flushed and her hair a waterfall of gold, he could have stared at her for hours if he weren’t about to implode with lust. He pinched her rosy nipples and twisted the strap of her bra.
“Take this off,” he ordered. “I want you naked.”
She shed her bra, revealing her perfect round breasts. She braced her hands on the mattress and leaned in to kiss him deeply, her tongue tracing the line of his lips. He slid his hands down to grasp her ass, working one finger between her cheeks. She inhaled sharply, but didn’t protest, arching her back like she wanted more.
He’d give her more. And despite her willingness, it might be more than she could handle. More than she could take.
“Wait,” she whispered, wiggling back so she was straddling his thighs. “Where are the condoms?”
“Drawer in the nightstand.”
She reached over to retrieve one and took her sweet time sheathing his dick. By the time she was done, his teeth were clenched from the light, tickling touch of her fingers.
He grasped her hips. “Ride me.”
Mia bit her lip, a flush rising to her cheekbones. For a second he thought she’d decline, but she lifted herself up, her hand circling the base of his cock as she positioned herself.
Then she sank onto him, and the world exploded into the hot, tight clench of her pussy, the sound of her low groan, the clench of her knees around his hips. A flash of pain crossed her face before it was replaced with heavy lust. Heat sizzled through the air. She curled her fingers into his chest and started to move.
“Oh my God.” Her breath grew fast, her astonished gaze still holding his. “I feel you so deep, all the way up here.”
She pressed one hand to her belly and shifted again, working her gorgeous body up and down on his cock. He dug his fingers into her hips. His jaw clenched to the point of pain. He fought the urge to thrust, to drive them both to the edge. She was a fucking goddess, her tits bouncing, her body flexing and writhing, sweat glistening on her skin.
“Faster.” He bit out the order, his blood on fire.
She leaned forward, her hair falling in curtains on either side of her face, her little panting breaths puffing against his neck. Her eyes darkened with hunger and urgency.
“I need it, Gavin,” she whispered, her teeth capturing her lower lip again. “I need to come with you inside me, hard and deep and… oh God…”
“That’s right.” He grabbed her waist and thrust upward, needing to be inside her as far as he could. “Get yourself off… Christ, you’re incredible, all soft tight heat… you’re going to jerk me off, cover your little pussy with my come…”
A shudder rocked through her. She braced her hands on his chest and moved faster. Breathy cries came from her parted lips.
“I want you to do it first,” she gasped, sliding up and down his cock like a well-oiled piston. “Mark me.”
She moved off him before he could stop her, her chest heaving as she slid back to sit on his thighs. She rolled the condom off his erection and stroked, her tapered fingers moving up and down his aching shaft, her thumb caressing the swollen crown.
“Do it, Gavin.” Her voice was husky and threaded with anticipation. “Come on my pussy. Give me everything you have.”
“Ah, shit.” Every part of him tensed. Fiery pressure built. He gripped her smooth thighs and thrust into her fist. “So goddamned close… harder… now… .fuck.”
Heat exploded through him, jets of come splashing over her belly. She gasped, her fist still working his dick until the sensations ebbed. He groaned, sinking against the pillows.
“That’s so fucking sexy,” she whispered, releasing him only to slide her fingers through the mess coating her skin. “I love how you feel on me.”
“Get yourself off for me.” He stroked his hands up and down her smooth, damp thighs. “I want to watch you.”
Shivering, she slipped one hand between her legs and brought the other to her breasts. She twisted her pink nipple and worked her fingers on her clit. Much as he wanted to delve his fingers into her slippery heat again, he restrained himself from reaching for her.
He couldn’t take his eyes off the sight of her touching herself, her body sleek and soft. She threw her head back, her hair spilling over her shoulders. Moaning, she moved her fingers more frantically, her body tensing with need.
“Gavin,” she gasped. “I feel it… I still feel you… oh God, I’m going to… ah!”
A high, keening cry broke from her throat as her body shook, her hand still rubbing her clit. Fucking gorgeous sight, spearing him with fresh lust.
“Oh fuck.” She groaned, collapsing on top of him in a hot, sweet bundle of softness. “That was amazing. My ass is still sore from your hand, and I swear that made me come even harder.”
He gave a short laugh. Yeah, he’d lost the battle all right. He was about to lose the whole fucking war. And never before had he wanted to surrender.
     


New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances about professors, bad boys, candy makers, and protective alpha males who find themselves consumed with love for one woman alone. Originally from California, Nina holds a PhD in Art History and an MA in Library and Information Studies, which means she loves both research and organization. She also enjoys traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Although Nina would go back to college for another degree because she's that much of a bookworm and a perpetual student, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer. 





Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Inkslinger Pr
Genre: Adult Contemporary
Part 4 of an ongoing series


My Sweet Time Review . . .

Finally we get Gavin & Mia's story.  It has felt like forever for this story.  We meet both Gavin & Mia in Sweet Dream.  Mia is Polly's best friend & Gavin is Luke's friend plus head of the security team they use at Sugar Rush.  From the beginning of this series, Mia has been trying to get the attention of the very serious Gavin. 

In Sweet Time, it's wedding time for Luke and Polly and now Mia and Gavin need to work together to make the best and safest wedding possible for their friends.  

" . . . I watch you bustling around, helping Polly behind the counter, decorating cupcakes.  I smell your sweet scent every time you pass me.  And the whole time I'm sitting there, I'm not thinking of anything except how fucking perfect the universe is to have created a girl like you."

We thought all this time that the unflappable Gavin didn't notice Mia, but on the contrary Gavin couldn't stop noticing her.  However, can Gavin let us heart be open with all his demons?

This last week I've read too much dark fiction so I was needing light and fluffy as a break from the dark.  However, I'm now turning into Goldilocks.  Because in the end I felt like this book was too light and too fluffy.  *sigh*.  It was still sweet but it was too predictable and Gavin & Mia's actual time together was too quick to truly get the depth of the emotions.  It felt too light and breezy and whipped through the emotions but didn't get to the meat of the emotions.   Even though for my taste it was too predictable and too quick it was still sweet.

3 Sweet Thumbs up!

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Lauren










Thursday, 12 October 2017

Release Blitz MONSTER by Marni Mann #bookreview #darkromance

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Title: Monster

Author: Marni Mann

Publication Date: October 12th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

 

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Monster, an all-new dark romance from Marni Mann is LIVE!

 

“Because I came from you, does that mean I’m capable of killing? That I’ll be addicted to blood? That I’ll get off on torturing people?”
The kid had questions.
I didn’t blame him.
He’d only heard one side, and it wasn’t mine.
“Why did you hate my mother?”
Now, that was a story worth telling.
But, to do that, I had to bring the kid back to the very beginning.
When the killing and the blood and the torture had all started.
When I was truly happy.
When I was first called a Monster.
Monster is a follow-up to Animal. Animal must be read first.
*WARNING*
Monster is an extremely dark novel. There are strong sexual themes, drug usage, physical and sexual abuse, and torture that could trigger and/or cause emotional suffering.

 

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About Marni: 

 

Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.

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Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and Social Butterfly Pr
Genre: Dark Romance
Part 2


My Monster  Review . . . 

I have to admit this was a bit hard to read after I read back to back psychological thrillers.  I was needing something light instead of dark so unfortunately that effected my reading experience a bit but that's on me not this book. 
After Animal we are left with a huge cliffhanger so it has felt like forever since then, and finally we get to find out more about Shank.   In Monster, we finally get to find out the why's from the cliffhanger and how it all happened.  I have to admit I like the way it all unfolded in this book.   The way the story was set up is how the suspense was kept plus it was also how we got all the details of whys and hows from Animal.

I have to admit, Shank is one extremely effed up individuals.  Which truthfully we already knew from Animal but here we get to truly see the ugly and dark that is Shank.   As we were finding out more from Shank, at the same time we are getting more from two other characters Arin and Huck.  In the end all the character are tied together and we aren't left with a cliffhanger per se but we are left with some more questions. 

I adored Huck, and I had an idea of whom he was and how he tied into the whole story.   But from the beginning I didn't completely trust Arin and even though I was right not to trust her I am left with more questions now.  Hopefully there will be more to learn in this dark tangled web.

Marni Mann always amazes me with her abilities to tell stories.  Every time she shows me how brilliant she is.  Technically this is a romance book but I would say it is more of a psychological romance then contemporary romance.   If you like dark romances or psychological thrillers then this series is a good choice.  If you are looking for light and fluffy then this is not the book for you.


4 Not everyone is a monster thumbs up!

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Lauren