Monday, 15 January 2018

Cover Reveal - Bedroom Games Series - Piper Rayne

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Bedroom Games, an all-new romantic series of standalones from bestselling authors Piper Rayne is coming soon!


Series: Bedroom Games

Cover Reveal Date: January 15th

Release Dates:

Cold As Ice: January 29th

On Thin Ice: February 12th

Break the Ice: February 26th


Cold As Ice (Bedroom Games #1)

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Releasing: January 29th
It may be Winter Games, but the bedroom games are about to begin…
Competing in South Korea on the world stage is hard enough.
Having to spend the entire press tour beforehand with a woman who hates me?
Karma really is a bitch.
While she’s spent the last four years loathing me, I’ve spent them ignoring the guilt that gnaws at my stomach.
All Mia Salter cares about is that I’m her brother’s ex-best friend and it’s her duty to hate me. The funny thing is, I barely noticed her back when she was trying to keep up with us on the slopes. Now, as both of us prepare to go for gold, I’m seeing her in a whole different light—and it involves a whole lotta different positions.
No one said the path to the Olympics would be easy.



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All preorder copies include the prequel short story, Iced Out!
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On Thin Ice (Bedroom Games #2)

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Releasing February 12th
A sexy SECOND CHANCE Romcom
Synopsis coming soon!
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Break the Ice (Bedroom Games #3)

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Releasing February 26th
A sexy FRIENDS TO LOVERS Romcom
Synopsis coming soon!
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About Piper Rayne:

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?

We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon-holed into a specific type of story. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it!

All that, AND we thought it'd be a helluva lot more fun if we did this writing thing together!

What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes, quirky heroines that make us laugh, and lots of sexy times. Here's hoping you do, too!


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REVIEW - Royal Ruin - Jessica Peterson



TITLE - Royal Ruin 
AUTHOR - Jessica Peterson 









Blurb:

Royal. Ridiculously hot. Totally off limits.

To: Emily@EPDesigns.com
From: HRHKit@PrimrosePalace.org.uk
SUBJECT: ENGAGEMENT CONTRACT (Marked Confidential)

FROM THE DESK OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE CHRISTOPHER

Emily—Thank you for joining me for dinner tonight. And for agreeing to my proposal, as ludicrous as it is. Desperate times call for fake engagements. At least in my family.

I am attaching the contract we discussed. Our lawyers asked that I highlight the following clauses:

• The engagement shall last ninety days
• Both parties are to appear genuinely in love at all royal appearances
• Beyond required public displays of affection, there shall be no contact of any kind between the parties 


The first half of your payment will be deposited into your account upon the signing of this contract. Be sure to note your ring size. We would like to make prompt delivery of the family emerald. The Queen and I thank you in advance for your discretion.

Cheers,
Kit

P.S.—Sorry to hear about your divorce. Your ex sounds like a proper knob head.

P.P.S—You looked stunning tonight.
 



Jennifer's Review:



Royal Ruin really hit the spot with me. I was looking for a book that including a royalty aspect and this book was exactly what I needed. The characters were interesting and dynamic. The plot was amazing. The heat was cranked up to the max. I honestly cannot find anything bad to say about this book.

The plot of this book is what drew me in. The Prince of England is in need of a fiancée. The only problem is the fiancée is only supposed to be temporary. I love this type of book. Give me a fake relationship any day and I am in love. The author wrote this plot so beautifully. I loved that she also gave the back story between the characters. It made the story seem more realistic.

Let’s talk about the characters. Prince Kit is too adorable. Not only is he described as hot as sin, but I can also hear his British accent in my head. That automatically makes him 10 times sexier. Then you throw in the British words into his language and I am in love. Emily is a great character as well. She is relatable. She is American and has a dream she wants to achieve. She is struggling with her work and personal life. I feel that we can all relate to this. She is such a strong character through. She has drive and is not willing to give up easily. I think this is wonderful for characters and people in general to have.

I mentioned the heat before, but I cannot stop mentioning it. The heat in this book is off the charts. Add in the description of the scenes from Kit and man I need to fan myself. Honestly, he is literally a wet dream come true. These characters are explosive together. The tension between them is just another dynamic layer to a wonderful book.

I really enjoyed the writing style of this book. It is told from a dual point of view, which I always love. It also has a steady pace. There is a flashback period prior to the story beginning. I was glad this was included because it gave insight into the characters. I also loved the minor characters. I hope all of them get their own stories because they are all wildly entertaining. I can honestly say this story made me tear up as well. It is not often a book can elicit such emotions from me. Kudos to you.

In conclusion, I really enjoyed this story. There was hints of a book 2 with two minor characters coming out. I really hope the author does this so that I can catch up with the prince and Emily, but also fall in love with these new characters. I would recommend this book to others! 



Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5





REVIEW - A Touch Of Cinnamon - Bethany Lopez



TITLE - A Touch of Cinnamon 
AUTHOR - Bethany Lopez









Blurb:



For the past year, Tasha has thrown herself into her catering business with her sisters, but she’s been keeping a secret. The hot, moody owner of Prime Beef is the man she left behind in college...the man she thought she’d never see again. He’s also the only man she’s ever loved.
 
For the past year, Jericho Smythe has been waging a war with himself. Does he want to know why Natasha broke his heart and left without looking back? Hell yes. But he’s paralyzed by the glimpses he’s gotten of her at Three Sisters Catering and he hasn’t been ready for a confrontation.

Neither of them are content with their lives, but so much has happened since those stolen moments in college. Can the right amount of spice remind them of the love they once shared? A Touch of Cinnamon may be all they need to give Tasha and Jericho back the richness they’ve been lacking. 



Johnaka's Review:


“Second chance, 4 stars” 


Jericho knew Natasha was the one the first day he met her during his junior year of college. She was this cute little freshman who looked like a fish out of water. Soon after they were connected at the hip and deeply in love, or so he thought. Now years have past and a second chance is among them. Will Tasha give him the second chance he craves or will she continue to deny them of what they want? 
Will an unforeseen force tear them apart or will they hold it together? Only time will tell..

Natasha has one goal and that’s to not end up like her mother. She came close, back in college before her mother past. She let a boy consume her and she knew if she stayed or went back that she would never find a way to breath without him. And if she learned anything from her parents its that someone always leaves, so she left before he could hurt her. Now she’s faced with a choice, give the only man she’s ever loved a second shot or watch both herself and him be miserable forever. Which will she choose? 

Sometimes fate makes choices for you and that’s ultimately what happens with these two giving them everything they desire. They paid their dues and grew up apart and now its time to step back up to the plate. I really did like Jericho and Tasha, I just wish there was more to the story. In a way it felt a little too cut and dry for me. With that said though, I cannot wait to see where Lopez takes Tasha’s sister Dru’s story because I have a feeling that one will be a doozy.



Star Ratings:
Plot - 4/5
Characters - 4/5
Heat - 4/5
Writing Style - 4/5
Overall - 4/5





REVIEW - Catching London - MV Ellis




TITLE - Catching London

AUTHOR - MV Ellis










Blurb:




He’s not looking to change his bad boy ways.

Arlo Jones is a badass millionaire rock star with the world at his feet. He lives the “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll” lifestyle to the max, and believes in working hard and playing harder. He’s a man who always gets what he wants, especially when it comes to women. Until he meets London.

She’s a damaged dancer not looking to fall.

All London Llwellyn wants is to rebuild her life following the tragic car accident that robbed her of her fiancé, and ended her career as a professional ballet dancer. She’s working two jobs to scrape together the cash to set up her own studio, and reinvent herself as a photographer. The last thing she wants is to get involved. 


Arlo promises to always be there to catch her, but can London trust him enough to let herself fall?





Johnaka's Review:


“The playboy and the broken girl, 4 stars”

Arlo can rock a stage like it’s nobody’s business. He also makes it his mission to rock women as well. I mean what’s the point of being the lead singer in a world-renowned rock band if you don’t, right? That is until he meets London. Once he met her it was all down hill for him and he was ready to be committed but London has some hang ups. Will he bust down those walls or will both their pasts bite them in the butt?

London thought she had it all two years ago. She had her dream job and the man she was going to spend the rest of her life with. Until it was all ripped away. Now she’s just trying to save up for her next career and working two jobs. She has no time for guys. When she meets Arlo she has no idea who he is but the sexual tension surrounding the two is strong. Will she take a chance on the rock star or will she deny herself what she really wants?

I genuinely liked Catching London. Although there were a lot of times I straight up wanted to slap London upside the head. The girl was her own worst enemy. Poor Arlo didn’t know what he was doing but he was trying his hardest. The opening scene and the cause of why they met would totally give me nightmares, so I don’t blame the girl. Its giving me the heebie geebies just thinking about it. *shivers* 

The only other thing I had a problem with is the book started off with secondary characters and then they just kind of faded way. They were still there but they didn’t interact with them and I found it slightly strange. Nonetheless Catching London was a solid quick read.


Star Ratings:
Plot - 4/5
Characters - 4/5
Heat - 4/5
Writing style - 4/5
Overall - 4/5




REVIEW - Tapping Out - Nikki Ash





TITLE - Tapping Out 
AUTHOR - Nikki Ash







Blurb:


Being a fighter is in my blood. My grandfather was a fighter, my father was a fighter, and I'm a fighter. I live for the rush of adrenaline and sensation of victory. When I fight, I give it my all. I step into the octagon and I fight until there's nothing left to fight for. 

He's been my best friend for most of my life. I've fought with him, fought against him, and for the longest time I fought for him, for us. Until he pushed me away, leaving me no choice but to tap-out. 

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Fighting is what saved me. It shed the old me and I became a newer shinier version of myself. Until it took away everything I loved. I gave up and tapped out. 

Then one day, she came back into my life and reminded me that some things in life are worth fighting for. Now I'm fighting for us, day by day, proving to her that our happily ever after is worth fighting for. 

This book is a stand-alone MMA romance.



Johnaka's Review:


“She's going to knock you out, 5 stars”


First off, I want to point out that this is Ash’s seventh book in a year. She’s a new author who is getting better and better with each story. Ash is finding her groove when it comes to writing. If you’ve read the Fighting series you know who Bella is, if not then don’t fear you don’t need to read those books. But I would highly recommend it because then you get a feel for the dynamic of the whole group.

We met Bella in Fighting for a Second Chance, she was a little girl. Since then we have watched or technically read about her growing up. We both know there has only been one apple of her eye and watched her try and find her footing. See Bella is a fighter and one of the boys she doesn’t know the ways of a woman. She has had two things she’s ever wanted, Marco and to be a UFC champion. Will a plot twist stand in her way?

Marco, god Marco. We fell in love with him as a troubled kid who was just trying to survive. He had to grow up fast in some ways. His love for Bella was always evident but he’s six years older than her. Can he really bite the hand (her father) that gave him a safe place when he had no where to go? And what will happen when he realises his dreams really aren’t his dreams any longer?

We experience these two from kids to adults, from best friends to lovers. Every high and every low we are there with them. Its an emotional rollercoaster. You have the other best friend Tristan who is a complete stand up guy who you love one minute then he breaks your heart, and yet you get it. The group that sucked us in (the kid’s parents) we get them too. 

If you’ve read Ash for the last year you watched those characters become couples, turn into parents, and now some of them we get as grandparents. It’s truly a full circle kind of moment and makes me thankful that this large group of friends had a lot of kids so we can stay with them for a while. 
My only warning is - be prepared to be sucked into this group. Because once you’re in you wont want to come back out.


Star Ratings:
Plot-5/5
Characters-5/5
Heat-5/5
Writing style-5/5
Overall-5/5





REVIEW - Tempting Love - Kelly Elliott




TITLE - Tempting Love


AUTHOR - Kelly Elliott









Blurb:

Can a woman actually make you feel like you’re losing your damn mind? 

Yes. 

If she is Corina Miller. 

The only woman who has ever made me long for something more, and let me tell you, that has me all kinds of messed up. After months of ignoring my feelings, it’s clear to me I’ve fallen for those piercing blue eyes and sexy smile. 

But is it too late? 

Have I pushed her into the arms of someone else? 

Hell no am I letting that happen.

I’m on a mission to win the heart of the only woman I’ve ever cared about—and the only thing standing in my way is one stubborn and pissed off Corina. 

I always did like a challenge. 

Tempting Love is book 3 in the Cowboys and Angels series




Johnaka's Review:


“Falling into temptation can be right, 5 stars”


Corina and Mitchell belong together, we all know it. Its just a matter of them getting them coming to their senses and going for it. Elliott gave us a story that at times we wanted to slap the characters upside their heads yet cheer for them all at once. Tempting Love can be read as a standalone but I recommend you read the first two books in the Cowboy’s and Angels series to really understand the family dynamic. Because one thing is for sure, family is everything in this series, which I absolutely love.

Mitchell knew Corina was the type of girl you court and take home to Momma. She wasn’t one-night stand material. The most concerning thing is he wants to spend his days and nights with her, but something is holding him back. Can he get over his hang ups about them being together before it’s too late?

Corina is the sweet and innocent elementary teacher, unless she’s alone with Mitchell. He makes her feel things she’s never felt before, but he keeps pushing her away. Does she needs to face the facts and accept she may never have Mitchell like she wants? Because one things for sure, Corina is playing for keeps.

Take a ride with this cowboy and his teacher. You will giggle, swoon, and see the perfect set up for not one, but two books coming in the future. Also you get a extremely tight, supportive family who will do anything for one of their own.


Star Ratings:
Plot-5/5
Characters-5/5
Heat-5/5
Writing style-5/5
Overall-5/5








Friday, 12 January 2018

Release Blitz & Review - Ace - Laramie Briscoe


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Title: Ace
A Moonshine Task Force Series Novel
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 12, 2018

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Ace is saving lives and mending hearts.......

Anthony “Ace” Bailey

I’m not a rules kinda guy 

Department Policy? Kinda sucks, but I do what I have to for the job that I love.
Playing it safe? Not my thing.
Married? No big deal when I know she’s unhappy and scared.

I’m one of those guys – a sniper in the military, a little bit of an adrenaline junkie, and a member of the Moonshine Task Force. I’ve lived through some shit.

My gut has never failed me. It’s my sixth-sense. Warning me of a gunshot coming my way, of a traffic stop being potentially deadly, or the tingling in the back of my neck when I go to sleep telling me I’ll be woken up by a call in the middle of the night. My gut has always kept me honest.

Like the day I walked into The Café and saw the new waitress. There was a ring on her left hand, but I didn’t care. One look in her eyes told me everything I needed to know. Her marriage wasn’t one made of love and respect. It was one made of fear and doubt.

It’s why I ignored that ring, why I arrested her husband, and the reason I’m willing to take my time. Patience is a virtue, and with this woman, I have it in spades.


Violet Miller

Meeting Anthony Bailey changed my life. He did things that no one else has ever done for me.

Feeling safe? Never happened before.
Feeling wanted? It’s been years.
Being independent? I’m learning.

It’s foreign, not having someone question my every move, being able to eat what I want for dinner, and sitting out on my front porch talking to Anthony every night while we share a couple beers.

I try to tell myself he’s just being nice; that he’s doing his job and working within the community. The problem? The night he takes the kiss we both want, everything changes, and I can no longer deny what I feel. But it doesn’t stop me from trying – and I learn quickly that Ace knows me better than anyone else ever has – including myself.

All I can do is hang on, as he takes me on the scariest journey of my life. The one that bends us until we almost break, and ends with a happily ever after I never thought I would get.


ACE includes the wedding of a beloved couple, an appearance by Reaper, and the continuation of EVERYONE falling in love with Caleb!


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Our Review:

Another wonderful novel in the Moonshine Taskforce Series! I have been following this series since book one. I got hooked right away. I love the overall theme for the entire series, but I also love how each book follows different characters and has its own subplot as well. I also really enjoy all the police in uniform. I sometimes imagine them in swat like gear when reading certain scenes. Talk about HOT! I do suggest you go and read this series from book one, but I think you could read this as a standalone as well.

I really enjoyed this book. I liked the plot of this book. The fact that this author took the subject of Domestic Violence and showcased it really shows that this author is not afraid to discuss important yet hot topics. With that being said, this was the only part of this book I didn’t feel would rate a 5. I just felt like a piece of the plot was missing for me.

The characters were loveable in this book. Violet is such a strong character. I loved reading things from her point of view. It was a nice insight into someone who has gone through some truly terrible things. It is also a good look into how a person like that could stay in such a situation for so long. Then you have Anthony aka Ace. He is such a strong and protective character. I loved reading about all the things he was willing to do in order to protect the people he loves.

These two had a slow burn going on with them. Violet was in no situation to be jumping into the sheets with anyone, and I am happy to report the author didn’t force this topic. It felt organic as the author wrote in a way that I feel these character might actually do the things written. Once there is a spark though, stand back. There will be lots of heat ahead.

The writing style of this book is much like the others in the series. I liked the dual point of view. It gives the readers better insight into each character. I also liked that the pace was steady. I feel there should have been one more aspect thrown in to amp up the book, but overall it was nice. I cannot wait for Menaces book.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. The only reason it is rated a 4 instead of a 5 is because I truly feel there is one tiny aspect in this book missing. I feel that while it was an amazing book, I was missing some of the action I feel we had in the other books. I cannot wait to keep reading this series though. Great job!

Star Ratings:
Plot: 4/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 4/5
Overall: 4/5


AUTHOR BIO

Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin' Country Series.

Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She's appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She's been called "a very young Maya Banks" (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being "sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart".

When she's not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.


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