Month: September 2017

Cover Reveal | Savages

Savages
Natalie Bennett
(Badlands, #1)
Publication date: January 24th 2018
Genres: Erotica, Romance

Calista

“I am the monster they created. I’m the whore they’re ashamed of.”

When life tried to break me I grabbed that b*tch by the throat and squeezed.

I thought I could overcome anything. I swore I could handle him, but after being forced to play at the Devil’s playground I ended up craving his touch.

One taste of his poison made my loyalties begin to waiver.

Romero

“I’m a living nightmare, I’m everything they fear.”

I’ve been called the Devil, deranged, and a savage. I lived by a code created by rebel souls. We were sinners and thieves that made no apologies for taking whatever the f*ck we wanted. Saving a girl in the woods was never part of my plans, but when I saw the crazy in her eyes I knew it was a match made in hell.

Now secrets are piling up, the bodies are rotting, and time is running out to finish what I started.

Forewarning, our story is more than a little f*cked up.

Authors Note:

I am not going to put a long ‘trigger warning’ on this book. I will say that Savages is a VERY cautionary tale that has no regard for hard limits. Reader discretion IS highly advised. <–18+

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Author Bio:

Natalie Bennett is the creator of erotic stories that always come with a warning label. She writes about depraved alpha a**holes and women that love to hate them. Her books don’t follow any specific tropes, have no set word counts, and tend to deviate away from traditional HEA’s.

When she isn’t in front of her computer she’s spending time with her husband and their three little boys.

Natalie is an avid fan of caramel frappes, horror movies, Shameless, and of course, reading.

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BOOK BLITZ | I STOLE HIS CAR

I Stole His Car
Jessica Frances
(Love at First Crime, #1)
Publication date: September 19th 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

She stole his car, so he stole her heart…

I saw something I never should have seen.

I took something they wanted back.

I was desperate.

Alone.

Hunted.

So, I did something I never would have normally done.

I stole a car.

Not just any car.

His car.

Now I have no choice but to trust him.

Only he can help me get out of this mess.

Then, when we both become hunted,

And when feelings begin to complicate things,

Can I still count on his protection?

Can I trust what is happening between us to be real?

Because, as some people say: there is nothing quite like love at first … crime.

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EXCERPT:

Then Zander’s gaze turns back to me, and I don’t feel so warm and fuzzy toward him anymore. Instead, I feel as though I’m facing a judge and ready to hear the verdict on just how many years I’m about to be thrown in jail.

“You stole my car,” he growls.

“Yes.” No point denying it.

“You kidnapped my twelve-year-old brother.”

“Technically, yes. However, I wasn’t aware he was in the car at the time,” I pathetically try to defend my actions.

“You came back, though, even after I told you I was calling the police.” His stance is stern, but I see the same expression of curiosity that I saw earlier in Van.

“Yes.” I glance around again, waiting to see the flashing lights of a police car approaching in the distance. Instead, I see a lone officer in uniform approaching us.

I don’t recognize him as one of Brian’s friends, but that doesn’t mean he won’t hand me over to him.

I barely even got to enjoy my freedom away from Brian. Well, it technically wasn’t freedom since I was chased the entire time.

Why can’t I just catch a break?

I can’t stop myself from stepping away from the young officer, my body back to being tense and shaky. I hate that this feels normal to me now. It never used to be. Now it feels strange to feel relaxed.

“What’s wrong?” Van asks me, his concern sweet.

“Excuse me, but did I just hear you accuse this woman of stealing your car?” the officer asks, swinging his hand to rest on his side arm in what looks like a reflex.

Silence falls over us. Van looks as panicked as I feel. I can’t read Zander’s face, but he hasn’t confirmed the man’s words. That gives me a small amount of hope. Maybe he is the most forgiving man in the world.

 

Author Bio:

Jessica lives in Adelaide, South Australia. When she is not writing, you can find her reading, napping or watching excessive amounts of TV. Connect with her on Facebook and Goodreads.

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Review | A-List Temptation

36246822A-List Temptation (Bad Boys of Hollywood)

by April Fire (Goodreads Author)Mayhem Cover Creations (Illustrator)
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Can true love exist between Hollywood royalty and a below-the-line nobody?
Hollywood makeup artist Dina Jacobs desperately needs an escape from the LA hustle, with its flimsy relationships, constant back-stabbing, and endless ladder climbing. She hopes taking a job on an indie-shoot halfway across the country might be just what she needs. The slow, small-town pace of lovely Devina would be perfect, except for one thing – the director of the this little indie project is none other than A-list actor, and prolific Lothario – Will Derry.
Forced to work closely with a man she’s had a fantasy crush on for years, Dina soon realizes that there’s more to the Hollywood icon than just his looks and bad-boy reputation. To her shock the celebrity bachelor seems to be more focused on her than he does the work in front of him and his camera. Will’s attentions soon intensify, as he becomes more distracted by his new crush.
Sensing jealous glares from the cast and crew, and not wanting to have her career marred with a reputation as a trouble-maker, Dina is forced to brush off Will’s advances, despite her yearning for a more intimate escalation of their relationship.
Can Dina resist Will’s growing advances, or will she risk the chance that she might just be another A-lister’s romantic conquest?

 

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My Review

Oh Wow!  Great book!

What would you do if  your Hollywood teenage crush made the moves on you?  Well that is exactly what happened to Dina in this book.  Will Derry, Hollywood’s Playboy heart-throb actor tries his hand at directing.  Will is tired of the acting scene.  The parties the women and the fake smiles.  He decides that he wants to direct a film and take a break from the acting.  What he does not expect is to be hit with feelings when he comes face to face with Dina.  Feelings he has never had before.  How does he deal with this when she runs away every chance she gets.

Dina did not expect Will to put the moves on her.  That is exactly what he did though and she can’t help but think that she will be another notch on his post.  So what does she do?  She runs.  She is terrified of the feelings this man causes.  But  she has to be strong and deny it, otherwise she will have her heart-broken.

I really enjoyed the layout of this story and how it flowed.  It was a steady paced read with enjoyable main characters.  It does not really focus much on other characters though.  I would have liked to have seen more on that front.  The chemistry between these two is electric.  I enjoyed the push and pull of the story.   It had me hooked and I had to keep reading to see if it would be a happy ending or not.

This is the first book by April Fire that I have read and I did enjoy it.   So much so that I will check out more books by her.  I recommend this book for a cozy read.  But be warned  it will have you hot and bothered before it is over.

*ARC provided by April Fire

5-Star-Rating

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Perfect Love
Amanda Cowen
Publication date: February 27th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Sports

The story that started with PERFECT SENSE continues…

Cash Brooks held a secret from Quinn that destroyed any chance they had at a happy ending.

Everything she believed their relationship to be was a lie.

Quinn left heartbroken for Harvard, unable to stop loving him even though she knew his past ruined any chance they had at a future.

Now, she’s in Boston completing her MBA and learning to move on without the only man she ever loved. Starting over isn’t easy… especially when an unlikely circumstance pulls her into Cash’s world once again. The truth will come out, hearts will be broken, and Cash will have to battle the mistakes from his past and fight for a second chance to be with the woman he loves.

Their love isn’t perfect, but will it be enough for Quinn to learn to trust him again? Or will the burden and mistakes from his past keep them apart forever?

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MY REVIEW

OMG!!!  I loved this book even more than the first one Perfect Sense.  This story was wonderful.  I loved how everything comes together and unwraps.  Quinn and Cash really do overcome the odds that are against them.  It was a great ending to the first book.

The first book Perfect Sense left off  with Quinn leaving Cash in the airport with a parting shot of “Your dead to me.”  and goes to Boston.  She is broken and has nothing else to do but to put the pieces back together one at a time.  So that she does.  She attends her classes at Harvard and makes some new friends and starts to move on with Aiden.  But she truly never gets over Cash.

When an accident sends Cash to the hospital and Quinn as his emergency contact is forced to face him again, she is conflicted more now than ever.  But can he be forgiven.  Cash hides so many secrets and that is what tore them apart in the first place.  Will they be able to fix things?

This book is such an emotional read.  Cash really has some huge demons to battle.  Quinn is so vulnerable and hurt.  She really is such a strong woman  dealing with Cash’s demons, when she has some of her own.  I love the chemistry between them from the start, even though I thought of Cash as a total asshole.  His ego was the size of Texas.  He really did disgust me.  But wow how he overcomes the odds.

I loved Amanda’s layout and how she had the story flowing flawlessly.  She gradually builds things back up with the characters and doesn’t just throw them back together.  She took her time telling their story and developing them as characters.  She even throws in a big twist that will have you going OMG! No that can’t happen.  She will have you mad, laughing and crying simultaneously.  A wonderful story of love, guilt and hate.  I highly recommend this book.  Be sure to read Perfect Sense first or you will be lost.

*ARC provided by Amanda Cowen and Xpresso Tours

5-Star-Rating

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Author Bio:

Amanda Cowen can be found eating cupcakes, singing off-key, or watching a good RomCom when she isn’t trapped on her computer writing stories and delighting her imagination. She has been writing since the ripe age of twelve about ponies and princesses in brightly colored duo-tangs with metallic pens. Thankfully, she now has a Mac with a keyboard where she can write about love, sex and relationships. She is an “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” fanatic, a hater of roller-coasters and a country music junkie. She lives in Thunder Bay, ON where the summers are short and the winters are long.

Her next Contemporary Romance/New Adult Fiction novel TAINTED (The Wyatt Series #1) will be available in Summer 2014.

Amanda would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, www. amandacowen.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow her on Goodreads, or visit her blog.

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BOOK BLITZ | MAD LOVE

Mad Love
Shana Vanterpool
(Guns & Ink Series #1)
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: September 25th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

She was a disruption he never wanted.

He was everything she distrusted.

Klayton Caldwell owns a tattoo shop in Denver, Colorado, and has seen just about everything and met just about every kind of person. And they all have one thing in common. Ink.

He isn’t complicated. What you see is what you get. Sex? Always. Relationships? Never. Pleasantries? He doesn’t do that either. Those who can’t handle his mouth get inked elsewhere. Klayton holds everyone at a distance, even his friends. He doesn’t do “close.”

Until Madison ends up in his tattoo parlor, broken, afraid and alone. There’s something about her, and almost immediately, Klayton’s guard drops. Now, everything he knows about himself changes as his life begins to unravel.

Twenty-year-old Madison Hart’s future was taken from her the moment she was abducted from her college campus and held captive by a sicko. After escaping, she flees, running into a stranger. A stranger who shares a similar past. Someone who might be able to help her heal. If she’ll let him.

Madi comes into Klayton’s life like a storm. She’s beautiful. Pitiful. Dangerous. Her pain runs deep enough that she may never be able to talk about what she’s experienced. Her refusal to talk takes a level of patience Klayton’s not sure he has.

He must navigate her broken pieces by changing everything he is. Who he’s been all these years won’t work anymore. But Madi fights him, she fights herself. She fights the madness.

She refuses to talk. He can’t control his mouth. She doesn’t want to be touched. He can’t help himself. They don’t want love. Inside this storm, is a love so mad it might destroy them both.

MAD LOVE is book 1 in the Guns & Ink series from Shana Vanterpool. Look for the rest of the Guns & Ink series coming soon from Swoon Romance.

Book #2 Hard Love – Cat and Brando

Book #3 Bad Love – Isaiah & Bell

When love hurts, heals, begs, and steals, the only way to deal is to ink up.

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EXCERPT:

Life had a way of expunging your expectations.

But it also had a way of rebuilding them.

I met a hero the day I walked into Klayton’s tattoo shop, broken and terrified. My heart was tattered, and my mental state was a plain of rubble in my skull. He wasn’t your typical hero. But atypical was exactly what I needed. I needed strength to combat my weaknesses. I needed love to fight my terror. And I needed someone to look at me like I was whole, when I feared I never would be again.

I sometimes wished we could have a do-over. That I could walk into his tattoo shop smiling, clean, and glowing. But that would only erase the brutal, beautiful truth of us. I didn’t walk into his tattoo shop smiling, I wasn’t clean, and I was severely damaged.

But Klayton loved me anyway. Even when I was empty, even when I was broken.

Even when I was mad.
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Author Bio:

When I walk into a book store I feel at home. When I smell the pages of a brand new book things make sense. When I read I am who I always wanted to be. I read to escape and I write so others can as well. My family, my actress dog Bella, coffee, and a steamy love story are a few of my most precious things.

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