Saturday, September 12, 2015

His Lover to Protect by Katee Robert

Happy Release Week!!!



His Lover to Protect
An Out of Uniform Novel

by Katee Robert

Entangled Brazen
Romance
Pub Date Sep 9, 2015

Alexis Yeung did everything right....only to watch everything go horribly, horribly wrong. Broken and angry, Alexis high-tails it to Europe, determined to face the world on her own terms and without consequence. Which includes a mind-blowing night with a sexy, scarred stranger.

Except, embittered former pararescuer Luke Jackson isn't exactly a stranger. He's supposed to keep an eye on Alexis without her knowing. Ending up in bed together was definitely not the plan. Now he's chasing her (admittedly hot) ass across Europe, a game of cat and mouse that always ends with the two of them tangled up in the sheets.

Something in their scarred, damaged souls calls to each other. And God help them, the sex in unbelievably hot. But if Alexis discovers who Luke really is, he'll lose the one thing that makes him feel whole...

Kathie's Review:

I was really looking forward to reading Alexis' story. At the end of the last book, Falling For His Best Friend, Alexis had left the country when her sister's pregnancy had been the last straw for her fragile mental state. I could understand this. Alexis had fought, and won, against cancer, but she will never be able to have a biological child. She really needed to get away and find some peace.

Her sister and her husband, and his brother, were worried about her so they sent a "babysitter" after her. Luke is just getting back on his feet after his knee was destroyed by an IED. He figured trailing around after this chick would be easy, not knowing she was a rabid hiker! His bum knee brings him to her attention...and then she nearly punches his lights out. He likes this feisty woman! He likes her a lot...

We all know that when she asks him if he knows her BIL and he lies about it, that it's going to come back and bite him in the butt. I was waiting for that moment...and it was certainly an ouchie one!

I'm not sure if the series will continue on, as I didn't see a supporting character that needed their own HEA...but I'm sad that Alexis' grandparents still didn't get a "come to Jesus" moment. They are truly horrible people and deserve some kind of smack down! 

I did enjoy this, and would really like to see another in the series. 


Thank you, Entangled and Netgalley, for the opportunity to read this book.

Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa's knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back.

Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way--as it often does--and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she'd like to write a book and try to get published.

Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding speculative romance. Because, really, who wouldn't want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people?

She now spends her time--when not lost in Far Reach worlds--playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.





Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Earl's New Bride by Frances Fowlkes

Do you love Beauty and the Beast? Then don't miss The Earl's New Bride by Frances Fowlkes and get ready to fall in love.


About The Earl's New Bride
Release date: September 7, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Scandalous)

England, 1819

The Earl of Amhurst has returned to his estate in search of a wife and, more importantly, an heir. Simon Devere isn't interested in some comely, simpering creature. A beautiful woman only brings heartbreak and ruin, and Simon's disfigured visage is proof enough of that. No, he wants a wife who is unattractive and undesirable—and the homelier, the better.

But nothing about Lady Henrietta Beauchamp is homely. She is lovely and sweet...and struggles to mix with polite society when she would so much rather have plants for company. And yet Simon is her only hope for keeping Plumburn Castle in her family's possession. Even if it means marrying a man she doesn't love.

It's an impossible and unlikely match...unless this awkward beauty can bring hope back into a solitary beast's life.

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Irrevocably Claimed, a steamy anthology



Release Date: November 6, 2015
Genre: Erotic/Erotic Romance


One Forbidden Night:  Justin has had a crush on his best friend’s little sister, Kim, since high school. When she shows up on his doorstep, offering herself to him for one night, will he be able to say no? Or will he give in to one forbidden night with the woman who has haunted his dreams for years?

Country Metal:  Sweet as iced tea, her life was the very anthem of a country song. Blue skies, cornfields and cotton feed her soul.
Tattooed and pierced, he’s the lead singer for Violent Standard. His idea of country is a trek through Central Park.
His band is in town to film their newest music video. Can heavy metal and a country twang blend into a perfect harmony? Will he claim the southern belle before the last note fades?

The Encounter:  Jena was Holly’s best friend when they started high school. By graduation, Holly avoided Jena at all cost. Their friendship had become confusing, the emotions so complex, and at times unnerving, that Holly couldn’t even risk being near Jena.
Seven years later, unhappily married Holly is thrown together with Jena at a bachelorette party. Was forbidden desire beneath their unsettling friendship all along? And will Holly surrender at last to Jena’s pursuit?

Lovers’ Sweet Discovery:  Claire Vanderling has reached middle age but doesn't feel like she has anything to show for it. As the manager of a prosperous art gallery, she works hard, but her personal life is practically non-existent. Her son Thomas has graduated college and is about to start a new IT company in Japan with his best friend. She might not see him for six months. So she arranges for them to have one more trip to a family beach home on the Hamptons. When her son's best friend shows up, she finds much more than just a simple vacation—she discovers a passion long buried inside of her. Jacob Tanner is excited to be starting a new company with his best friend. He wanted to go directly to Japan to get settled, but Tom insisted that they spend time this summer with Tom's mother. He had met Claire once before while he and Tom were still in school together. When he sees her again, he is surprised to find that he cannot take his eyes off of her. How had he not realized how sexy Claire was? As desire flares up and passion is unleashed, will they give in to their bodies' demands or will they be able to resist lovers’ sweet discovery?

Zeke’s Eden: Following Daddy’s rules has always been easy.
Smile. Nod. Repeat.
Until I met Zeke.
Dark. Dirty. Sinner.
A hungry beast, released from his cage.
And I’m on the menu.
Tonight, I’m Zeke’s Eden.
His sugar.
His whore.
Daddy’s little girl is all grown up…

Threepeat: Madison’s best friend, Lillian, is constantly sharing the details of her perfectly life with husband, Adam, including her off the charts sex life. It’s great, except that Madison has been harboring a secret fantasy: she doesn’t just want to hear about the great sex that Lillian and Adam are having, she wants to experience it for herself…with them.
One night after drinks, the three friends agree to a deal: One night. The three of them. Together. And anything goes.
Will a night of heated passion be exactly what they all need? Or will it go too far and destroy everything they have?

And more...



Monday, September 7, 2015

Compromising Her Position by Samanthe Beck

Cover Love!!

I'm happy to reveal the cover of Samanthe Beck's upcoming book, Compromising Her Position!

Introducing Compromising Her Position:
Releasing 11/16/15


When Chelsea Wayne drags Santa into a supply closet for a little office party nookie, she assumes the man in the suit is her on-again/off-again coworker boyfriend. Instead, it’s Rafe St. Sebastian, a man known for his hard-driving ways in business as well as the bedroom—and, kill her now, the brand spanking new owner of Las Ventanas—who grants her naughtiest Christmas wishes.



  So much for her reputation, not to mention her career.



  Rafe needs to close three acquisitions to prove to his father he’s ready to take the helm of St. Sebastian Enterprises. A hot interlude in a supply closet after deal number two seems like the perfect illicit Christmas bonus. Unfortunately, when that “bonus” becomes the key to the final deal, he finds himself back in bed—so to speak—with Chelsea, and after their steamy tryst, he’s not interested in keeping things professional…






About Samanthe Beck:

 
Wine lover, sleep fanatic, and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy contemporary romance novels, Samanthe Beck lives in Malibu, California, with her long-suffering but extremely adorable husband and their turbo-son, Hud. Throw in a furry ninja named Kitty and Bebe the trash talking Chihuahua and you get the whole, chaotic picture.

When not clinging to sanity by her fingernails or dreaming up fun, fan-your-cheeks sexy ways to get her characters to happily-ever-afters, she searches for the perfect cabernet to pair with Ambien.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Falling for the Enemy by Victoria James

We have some cover love for Victoria James' upcoming release, Falling for Her Enemy, that releases on November 9, 2015.  


About Falling for Her Enemy:

Release date: November 9, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Bliss)
Series: Still Harbor #2
She’s falling for the one man who could destroy everything… Alex McAllister always dreamed of a life filled with the laughter and love of a family, but being abandoned at a young age left her wary of letting anyone in. Now that she’s settled in Still Harbor, Alex struggles between keeping her distance and the magnetic pull of the handsome stranger who claims he’s the biological father of her adopted daughter.
 Hayden Brooks never wanted to be a father. Long hours spent building his family’s real estate empire suits him just fine. But when he discovers an ex put the baby he unknowingly fathered up for adoption, his world crumbles. He tracks the child to Still Harbor with the intention of bringing her home—and comes face to face with his daughter’s stunning adoptive mother.
 The paternity test is in. And Hayden’s about to make the most shocking decision of his life, just in time for Christmas…

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Falling for Her Enemy can be read as a standalone but also check out the first Still Harbor book, Falling for the P.I.

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Songbird by Sydney Logan

It’s cover reveal day for Songbird by Sydney Logan! 
I am so excited to share this cover with y’all! 
Sydney is sharing an exclusive excerpt and giveaway with us so be sure to check it all out!   

Songbird ebook

Title: Songbird
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Author: Sydney Logan 
Release Day: October 3, 2015


One bridesmaid.
One groomsman.
One classic wedding hookup.
But for Callie and Devin, their weekend of passion is anything but typical.

Callie Franklin doesn’t do one night stands.

Ever.

She’s far too responsible and focused on her career to ever let herself give in to temptation.
But, on the eve of her best friend’s wedding, she meets that temptation . . .

And his name is Devin McAllister.

Devin, on the other hand, has no problem with meaningless hookups. The very last thing he needs—or wants—is a relationship.

Relationships come with strings.

Relationships come with heartbreak.

A late-night encounter in the hotel’s piano bar finds the two unable to resist each other. With her angelic voice and bright blue eyes, Devin’s sure he’s never met anyone as beautiful as his Songbird.
Six weeks later, when two pink lines confirm Callie’s worst fears, she and Devin have to face the consequences of their wild weekend.

And they have to deal with each other—whether they like it or not.

With a love story that’s far from traditional, Callie and Devin begin to wonder if their one-night stand could turn into something neither of them anticipated.

A happily ever after.


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  Sitting down on the piano bench, I let my fingers drift aimlessly along the keys. I switch on the microphone and start to play the opening bars of my favorite Fleetwood Mac song.

Closing my eyes, I play and sing, allowing the music to soothe my troubled mind. I’m at the final chorus when I feel someone’s eyes on me. It’s the most incredible sensation—instinct alerting me to the penetrating stare of some stranger in the dimly lit bar.

I slowly open my eyes, and my fingers slip off the keys when I see him.

He’s seated at a table just a few feet away. His tie is undone, as are the first couple buttons of his shirt. He gazes at me, and I watch as his finger lazily trails along the rim of his glass while I struggle to remember the words to a song I’ve loved all my life.

The man rises from the seat, his eyes never leaving mine as he picks up his glass and walks over to the piano. I break the spell, forcing myself to look down and focus on the keys. Without asking permission, he sits down on the bench next to me. I take a deep breath and pray for instinct to take over as I finish the song.

After I play the last note, silence hangs in the air between us until he lifts his hand and brushes my hair away from my shoulders.

“Play something else,” he says, his voice deep and smooth against my ear.

So I sing, paying no real attention to the words as we stare at each other throughout the song. I have no idea how long we sit there, but it’s apparently too long for the bartender because he announces last call.

The handsome stranger stands up and reaches for me.

“Come with me, Songbird.”

The look in his eye is unmistakable, filling me with a sense of longing and excitement that I haven’t felt in so very long. I know I’m too tired, too lonely, and probably a little too tipsy to accept this man's outstretched hand.

I do it anyway.


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Amazon best-selling author Sydney Logan holds a Master's degree in Elementary Education. She is the author of five novels - Lessons Learned, Mountain Charm, Soldier On, Once Upon a December, and Pros & Cons. Sydney has also penned several short stories and is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul.
A native of East Tennessee, Sydney enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her porch with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat.
Visit her website at www.sydneylogan.com.



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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Brigadier's Runaway Bride by Erica Ridley

Happy Release Week!



The Brigadier's Runaway Bride
by Erica Ridley

Intrepid Reads
Pub Date Sep 1, 2015

Miss Sarah Fairfax is having a wretched year. Her intended perished at war. His child is in her belly. To secure her future, she resigns herself to a loveless marriage. Just as she’s about to say "I do," her fiancée returns from the grave to crash the wedding... but he’s no longer the charming, carefree man she remembers.

After being left for dead on the battlefield, Brigadier Edmund Blackpool is scarred inside and out. He fights his way home only to discover his intended before the altar with his best friend. He'll be the one to marry her, no matter what she wants! But when his new bride disappears with his child, he must reopen his wounds to win the most important battle of his life.

The Dukes of War series features roguish peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England.


Kathie's Review:

This is the 5th book in the Dukes of War Series. You don't need to read the rest to be caught up here, although it was lovely to see many of the characters from previous books wander through these pages.

Edmund arrives back in England eight months after having been shot and left for dead. In fact, his brother and friends saw him go down and knew he had to be dead from the horrific wound. He arrives just as his beloved is nearly married to one of his friends. He's so grateful to have arrived in the nick of time, a joyful reunion filled with intimacies on his mind...and then Sarah turns. And he sees how very far along in pregnancy she is. Thankfully all involved immediately assure him the babe is his. This wedding is stopped, and a wedding between the two of them is arranged.

This is the story of how Edmund and Sarah find their way back to the love and joy they had when they last met. It is certainly a learning experience for them both. They both needed to learn and grow and it was enjoyable to see them do so.

I took a bit of rating away for repetition in the narrative. As anyone who reads my reviews knows, that is a real hardship for me. I tend to skim the bits we've seen over and over and I begin to want my red pen.

Besides that, this was a very worthy installment in the Dukes of War series. And now I want the next one!
Thank you, Intrepid and NetGalley, for the opportunity to read this book.





Erica Ridley is a USA Today best-selling author of over nine romance novels. She is represented by Lauren Abramo of the Dystel & Goderich literary agency.


Please email erica@ericaridley.com with any questions, or to schedule an interview.












Trivia:

Born:
Indiana
From:
Florida
Lives:
Costa Rica
Dogs or cats?
Dogs
Beer or wine?
Tequila
If there were no tequila:
India Pale Ale
Beach or mountains?
Mountains
Football or soccer?
Da Bears
Favorite movie genres:
Action/Adventure, Comedy
Favorite book genres:
Suspense, Thriller, Romance
Favorite pastime:
Traveling
States visited:
26
Countries visited:
30
Morning or night person?
Morning
Walk or run?
Rollerblade
Plotter or Pantser:
Storyboard + Scrivener
Apple or Android:
Apple
Tea or Coffee:
Coffee
Chocolate, light or dark:
Yes, please
Meat or veggies?
Vegetarian
Favorite foods:
Indian, Thai, Italian
Favorite music:
All of it
Instruments played:
Piano, guitar, violin
Biggest fear:
Snow


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Published Works:

2010
Too Wicked To Kiss
Kensington Zebra
2011
Too Sinful To Deny
Kensington Zebra
2012
Born To Bite
Kensington Publishing
2012
Charmed
Intrepid Reads
2013
Tis The Season
Anthology
2013
Midwinter Magic
Intrepid Reads
2013
One Enchanted Season
Anthology
2013
Let It Snow
Intrepid Reads
2014
Dark Surrender
Intrepid Reads
2014
The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation
Intrepid Reads
2014
The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower
Intrepid Reads
2015
Romance Writers of America: Premiere
Anthology
2015
The Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress
Intrepid Reads
2015
The Major’s Faux Fiancée
Intrepid Reads

  
 The Dukes of War romance books in Series Order:

#1 The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation Nov. 2014
#2 The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower Dec. 2014
#3 The Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress Mar. 2015
#5 The Brigadier’s Runaway Bride Sept. 2015