Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Forbidden Desires Box Set by Kendall Ryan *~*~*~*~* Release Day & Free Book

 



From New York Times Bestselling Author Kendall Ryan... Forbidden Desires: The Complete Series, containing every title in the sexy and intense bestselling series. This box set includes four bestselling novels: DIRTY LITTLE SECRET, DIRTY LITTLE PROMISE, TORRID LITTLE AFFAIR and TEMPTING LITTLE TEASE. Get it now at the special price of 4.99! (Regular price will be $9.99) Come meet the sexy and seductive Kingsley brothers!   "Hands down one of the best books of the year." - Jessica, Booked J Blog "Could.Not.Put.Down. It must be read!" - The Book Bistro "Kendall Ryan's BEST BOOK YET!!! -Bookalicious Babes Blog Also note: the audiobook bundle contains over 22 hours of toe-curling romance with narration by Megan Tusing, Zachary Webber, Ava Erickson and Joe Arden    

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She’s much too innocent for me, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting the sweet, young librarian. I’m dominating and possessive, and my control streak runs a mile wide. The way she looks at me—like I’m one of the heroes in the books she loves, like I’m broken, and she wants to be the one to piece me back together—it only complicates things further. I’m nobody’s hero. But there’s no denying my tragic past reads like one of her favorite literary classics. It’s raw. Visceral. Captivating. And together, we’re a perfect mess. How can I resist when the sexual sparks zapping between us set me on fire? The need to control, and claim her force my walls to come tumbling down, but when she learns about my dirty little secret, will my world come crashing down with it? Amazon | Amazon Int'l | Apple | Nook | Kobo | Google      


     
       

 

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. 

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Seducing Bran (Cade Brothers #3) by Jules Barnard *~*~*~*~* Release Blitz & Review




Title: Seducing Bran
A Cade Brothers Novel
Author: Jules Barnard
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 22, 2018



Blurb

The wrong brother…

Ireland needs a fresh start, and her cousin convinces her to take a chance on a charismatic bad-boy with a wicked boat and a killer body. But when Ireland shows up for the popular Lake Tahoe booze cruise he runs, she finds his handsome older brother at the helm instead.

Bran likes things structured and predictable. Especially after the mistakes he made ten years ago. But his father’s recent passing threw his calm life into chaos, and now Bran is in charge of the family’s five-star restaurants. He’s been grasping to get things back to status-quo ever since.

He has no idea how much more complicated life will get.

Flame-haired Ireland is exactly the type of beautiful woman Bran has programed himself to avoid. But when she falls into his lap on a booze cruise his brother asked him to cover, the boat isn’t the only thing tossed by the water. Bran’s heart goes overboard as well.

Headstrong Ireland is nothing Bran wants, and everything he needs.







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Review

I Heart Books Review 

Seducing Bran (Cade Brothers #3) by Jules Barnard
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Love, Hate, Control and Chaos...

In this next installment of the Cade brothers, Bran - the so called "monk" of the family finally meets his match.  There is frustration, anger, betrayal, humor, love, control, hate, and chaos as the two strong tempered leads battle their attraction for the other.  And now a bit about the story...

Ireland has had enough male superiority and harassment at work to last her three lifetimes.  She is a good programmer, but has left the west coast in search of a good company to work for.  This lands her in Tahoe with her cousin Cali, who introduces her around and gets her a job a Blue.  But the crew from Blue Casino and Club Tahoe are all great friends so it isn't long before Ireland and Bran are in each other's path.  Each time they end up alone their lips gravitate to the others, so much for keeping in control and staying away.  What will be the final straw, when Ireland moonlights for Bran, when they go on their first date....

Favorite passage: "You're mistaking my normal disposition for me caring about you."

Note: I was given a free copy and voluntarily chose to review this book.






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Review

I Heart Books Review 

Tempting Levi (Cade Brothers #1) by Jules Barnard
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Temptation will overcome!!

Spin off from the Men of Lake Tahoe series! In the last Tahoe book we met Adam Cade. Now we are about to meet the remaining four hot brothers to come in this series with love, passion, suspense, frustration, and happiness!! And now a bit about the story...

Levi has been put in a tough spot. A blow to the head took his dream job away. Now he's lost his absent father only to be asked to fill his shoes. What does he know about running a resort? Luckily his father planned ahead for that. He hired a Harvard grad to assist Levi. Problem after problem those two can't seem to stay apart... but dating the boss isn't all bad, right?

Favorite passages:
- Though he had touched her bared skin—purely to get her attention. Had nothing to do with being drawn to her beauty like a bug to the neon light that would be its death.
- Yeah, that wasn’t gonna work. He couldn’t date Emily. She was Lisa’s sister, for God’s sake. And his assistant. And he needed her at the club more than he needed her in his bed. He wanted her in his bed, but he wasn’t impulsive like his younger brothers.




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Daring Wes (Cade Brothers #2) by Jules Barnard
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


His biggest challenge ...

Another Lake Tahoe hit!! The Cade brothers are back again and another is likely to fall. But will he fall for real or head first into the water hazard?? Funny, frustrating, hot -- I mean there is a Magic Mike style dance for Pete's sake -- and another adventure at the resort. And now a bit about the story...

Wes and Kaylee were in love one upon a time, back in college, but then she left him, his golf game went to crap, he didn't make the pro tour and he was stuck working as the golf pro at Daddy's resort. Now he has accepted his new normal, that is until Kaylee walks into his pro shop announcing she is there to marry someone else. The sparks are flying, but she isn't single and there is lots of pain on both sides. I'm betting him may go for a swim in a water hazard for sure!!

Favorite passages:
- Wes gave her a blank stare. “Emily, don’t use convoluted female logic on me right now.”
- Not that he’d admit that to a single living soul, but he wasn’t such a caveman that he couldn’t admit it to himself. Okay, it had taken him years to admit it, but he’d gotten there eventually. Cavemen could evolve.
- And that was a big if. But none of that mattered at the moment. Suddenly his lower half seemed the smarter of the two brains, and it was in full control.








Author Bio

Jules Barnard is a USA TODAY bestselling and RITA-nominated author of contemporary romance and romantic fantasy. Her contemporary series include the Men of Lake Tahoe and the Cade Brothers. She writes romantic fantasy under the same pen name with the Halven Rising series LIBRARY JOURNAL calls "...an exciting new fantasy adventure." Whether she’s writing about sexy men in Lake Tahoe or a Fae world embedded in a college campus, Jules spins addictive stories filled with heart and humor.

When Jules isn’t in her sweatpants writing and rewarding herself with chocolate, she spends her time with her husband and two children in their small hometown on the California coast. She credits herself with the ability to read while running on the treadmill or burning dinner.


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Sunday, November 11, 2018

A Splash of Vanilla (Three Sisters Catering #3) by Bethany Lopez *~*~*~*~*~* Blog Tour & Series Review

Today we are celebrating the release of A SPLASH OF VANILLA by Bethany Lopez. A Splash of Vanilla is the third book in the contemporary romance series, Three Sisters Catering. Check out the buy links for the book below, along with an excerpt from the book.

 

A Splash of Vanilla by Bethany Lopez

(Three Sisters Catering, #3)

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Synopsis:

For the past year, Dru has put everything she has into building a catering business with her sisters. She’s so used to working until all hours of the night with them by her side, that when they both find love and move out, Dru decides to focus on something that has always weighed on her… finding the father who’d abandoned them.
For the past year, Mick has been living the good life. A content bachelor with his own business as a private investigator, he enjoys making his own decisions and answering to no one. When a couple of clients-turned-friends bring him in contact with Dru, his first thought is that he wouldn’t mind getting her alone for a night, but when she hires him, that spark is extinguished. Mick doesn’t mix business with pleasure.
When their lives become constantly entwined, Dru becomes more and more determined to get Mick to break his rules. Will they discover that even a seemingly perfect dish, can be made better with the right amount of spice, or are they too set in their ways?

EXCERPT:

I shot a couple longing looks at Mick, who managed to make that suit look incredible, even though I’d just seen him in it at Tasha’s wedding. How come men could do that? Buy one suit to wear to every event, and get no flack, while if women got caught wearing the same dress repeatedly, it was like there was something wrong with her?
Why couldn’t I find the perfect dress … one that made me feel sexy, comfortable, and confident, and wear it to everything?
Stupid double standards.
I walked straight to the bar and ordered a Lemon Drop with the sole intention of getting drunk, and made a list of rules for myself.
You will not fawn over Mick.
You will not get so drunk that you throw up.
You will be the funny, fun, party sister, not the green with envy, bitter, crying in the corner sister.
And, again, you will not fawn over Mick. He made his policy clear, and I had too much pride to go after a man who didn’t want me.

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A Splash of Vanilla (Three Sisters Catering #3) by Bethany Lopez
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Just the Splash they needed!

The last happy ending for the three sisters! You'll get to hear and witness Millie and Tasha's happy ever after from Dru and Mick's perspective. This one is direct and to the point and I loved it! There is a little mystery and some drama too. Plus a few mystery characters that I'm hoping will get their own series. And now a bit about the story...

Dru was drawn the Mick from the moment they met. Unfortunately he had a no dating clients rule and she has hired him to find her dead beat dad. Mick was kicking himself everyday for his rules and may have even bent them a time or two. Once the case is solved it should be smooth sailing, right?

Favorite passages:
- How come men could do that ? Buy one suit to wear to every event, and get no flack, while if women got caught wearing the same dress repeatedly, it was like there was something wrong with her?
- “Wanna eat at the table, or watch something on TV?” he asked. ... “TV,” I replied. “We can sit at the table for breakfast.” I didn’t bother hiding my grin as I took the plate and sashayed out of the room, ignoring the shock on Mick’s face.
- “Have you ever tried Ben & Jerry’s?” “No, but I’ve had ice cream.” “It’s not the same thing, you’ll see,” I promised. “We’ll pop your Cherry Garcia tonight.”

Note: I was given a free copy and voluntarily chose to review this book.

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A Pinch of Salt (Three Sisters Catering #1) by Bethany Lopez
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

What a heartwarming story!!

Who doesn't love a happy ending! Though I wasn't sure it was in the cards for these two. With the exception of the one bad guy (or should I say gal) in this story everyone is generally nice and polite to the other. Yes there are tantrums, but I'm talking about the are you kidding me type of evil. Good to know there are still stories out there where most people are good and treat each other kind. I hope you enjoy this fun and quirky story about three sisters!! And now a bit about the story...

Millie and her sisters are running a successful catering business with a small storefront. Jackson has been separated from his wife, who up and left him add their daughter to find herself, for a year. Now he has just days to plan the perfect 9 year old birthday tea party. Only one problem... he knows nothing about tea parties. Millie comes to the rescue and may end up growing more than her business!!

Favorite passages:
- I was beginning to wonder what the hell was wrong with this guy. There had to be something. No one was this perfect. Maybe he picks his nose or bites his toenails . . .
- “My daddy says, either you love someone or you don’t. I heard him in class one time, and he said the characters in his books spend so much time being ob-ob . . . What’s the word for dumb?” she asked. Mrs. Heeler and I both said, “Obtuse.”



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A Touch of Cinnamon (Three Sisters Catering #2) by Bethany Lopez
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Will her first love be her last?

A lovely romantic standalone with a little suspense. Set in a beautiful small town with thriving shops on Main Street. We get to read about the next steps for Millie and Jackson from book one, but no worries, you will not get lost if you read this first. But the best part is learning what made Natasha and Jericho hate each other. Some say hate is really close to love. And now a bit about the story...

Natasha and Jericho met in college and fell head first in love. Every moment not spent in class or studying was with each other. They talked about everything: past, present, and future. But then early one morning, right before their morning coffee date, Natasha got a call to come home, family emergency. She knew she couldn't leave him unless she did it cold turkey. So off she went. A year later they are reunited when he opens a restaurant across the street from her family business. It is pure hatred at first. But will love find its way back to them???

Favorite passages:
- I was captivated, mesmerized, staring up at him as he grinned slightly down at me.
- My heart crumbled and I felt pain and anger radiating through me.

Note: I was given a free copy and voluntarily chose to review this book.



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Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.


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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Birthday Suit by Lauren Blakely *~*~*~*~* Cover Reveal & Pre-order

 

Temptation never tasted so good…

And it’s back in my life in an unexpected way.

BIRTHDAY SUIT, a brand new standalone forbidden romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely, will be releasing on January 18, 2019 on all retailers! Don’t miss the fantastic cover below, and pre-order your copy today!


 

Photography by Wander Aguiar. Cover Design by Helen Williams.

About BIRTHDAY SUIT (Coming 1/18/2019):

She’s the ultimate off-limits woman...

There are only three rules in life you should truly follow to the letter.

One: Always make time to help a buddy.

Two: Definitely turn down that last tequila shot.

And three: Absolutely, no matter how beautiful, smart, clever and witty she is, do not--under any circumstances--fall in love with your best friend’s woman.

Oops.

Seems I missed following that last one. And the trouble is, she just walked back into my life in a big way….

Pass the tequila.

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There are three things I've never been able to resist -- my friends, my family, and chocolate. Leo Hennessy? He was nowhere on that list. He's been a friend and only that. A friend who walked through hell and back with me.

Now, I'm stepping into my new future, and I didn't expect it to include a riddle-filled, race-against-the-clock scavenger hunt across New York City.

With Leo.

Suddenly, I'm looking at this man with new eyes...

But I can't risk a temptation as I start over and Leo is most definitely a temptation of the sexiest, sweetest, and most dangerous variety.

More delicious than chocolate...

 

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About Lauren Blakely: A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she's sold more than 2.5 million books. In December she'll release UNZIPPED, a fun & sexy romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter 

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Rum & Coke (Saddles & Racks, #4) by Kimberly Knight *~*~*~*~*~* Cover Reveal & Pre-Order

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Rum & Coke
(Saddles & Racks, #4) by Kimberly Knight 

Publication date: December 11th 2018
Genres: 
Erotic/Romantic Suspense/Adult   


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Synopsis

Not everything goes as planned …
Vincent Reed always believed he’d play professional volleyball in the Olympics, but when he’s injured his sophomore year of college, his dreams are crushed and he loses his scholarship. Instead of dropping out of school, Vinny began working as a male escort to pay for his education and fulfill his new dream of teaching children. Enjoying the life of luxury and travel, Vinny continues moonlighting as a male escort after graduation. He has everything he could ever need.
Everything happens for a reason …
Teresa Stewart never planned to get pregnant before she was married. She also didn’t plan for the father of her baby to die in combat before she could even tell him the news. Struggling to feed herself and her son, Colton, Tessa moves to Las Vegas where she hopes the cost of living will be cheaper and she’ll find a job in a popular hotel. But finding a job isn’t easy for Tessa, and a neighbor soon convinces her that stripping is the best way to make the money she needs to provide for her small family. All of life’s puzzle pieces are starting to come together, but Tessa knows something is still missing.
They say best friends make the best lovers …
At a bachelor party for his co-worker, Vinny meets Tessa. The sexual attraction is undeniable, but they each have something holding them back from moving forward. They grow even closer when Vinny becomes Colton’s teacher, and it seems as though all the pieces are finally falling into place.
However, sometimes the best-laid plans turn to hell …
Because murder 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 change everything. #KnightReader #KimberlyKnight #Rum&Coke 

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A Splash of Vanilla (Three Sisters Catering #3) by Bethany Lopez *~*~*~*~* Release Day Blitz



Today we are celebrating the release of A SPLASH OF VANILLA by Bethany Lopez. A Splash of Vanilla is the third book in the contemporary romance series, Three Sisters Catering. Check out the buy links for the book below, along with an excerpt from the book.


 

A Splash of Vanilla by Bethany Lopez

(Three Sisters Catering, #3)

Purchase it Now

Add the book to Goodreads
 

Synopsis:

For the past year, Dru has put everything she has into building a catering business with her sisters. She’s so used to working until all hours of the night with them by her side, that when they both find love and move out, Dru decides to focus on something that has always weighed on her… finding the father who’d abandoned them.
For the past year, Mick has been living the good life. A content bachelor with his own business as a private investigator, he enjoys making his own decisions and answering to no one. When a couple of clients-turned-friends bring him in contact with Dru, his first thought is that he wouldn’t mind getting her alone for a night, but when she hires him, that spark is extinguished. Mick doesn’t mix business with pleasure.
When their lives become constantly entwined, Dru becomes more and more determined to get Mick to break his rules. Will they discover that even a seemingly perfect dish, can be made better with the right amount of spice, or are they too set in their ways?


EXCERPT:

I shot a couple longing looks at Mick, who managed to make that suit look incredible, even though I’d just seen him in it at Tasha’s wedding. How come men could do that? Buy one suit to wear to every event, and get no flack, while if women got caught wearing the same dress repeatedly, it was like there was something wrong with her?
Why couldn’t I find the perfect dress … one that made me feel sexy, comfortable, and confident, and wear it to everything?
Stupid double standards.
I walked straight to the bar and ordered a Lemon Drop with the sole intention of getting drunk, and made a list of rules for myself.
You will not fawn over Mick.
You will not get so drunk that you throw up.
You will be the funny, fun, party sister, not the green with envy, bitter, crying in the corner sister.
And, again, you will not fawn over Mick. He made his policy clear, and I had too much pride to go after a man who didn’t want me.


Purchase it Now

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Purchase A PINCH OF SALT Now:

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

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Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Review: Pierced

Pierced Pierced by J.A. Huss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

That's one cage he won't get in!

Second in the Tall Dark and Handsome series, though reading order isn't 100% required, you will know the characters and why Myrtle’s pissed at Pierce, but not a deal breaker. Funny, hilarious at points, where else have your ever read about BDSM, retired circus cats, and the NSA in the same story? And now a bit about the story...

TDH is a new development area in Denver, CO and headquarters to Le Man, the men's magazine run my Pierce. Myrtle’s his former executive assistant turned VP of social media. But she's just not happy. He embarrassed her, humiliated her in front of everyone and then he replaced her. She didn't want the new windowed office or raise. But she does know what she wants...Will she be able to admit it so she can get it?

Favorite passages:
- “He pretty much bumbles around from minute to minute like a dog looking for squirrels.”
- “If you were doing BDSM to avoid a lawsuit, I’ve got some sobering news for ya.”
- “Missing? Did you leave his body somewhere?”
- Had I known I was going to be making word salad, I would’ve brought dressing.
- This isn’t a game, and there are no rules now, but I am happy to submit to whatever she asks in this moment. Unless she wants my cock in a tiny box. Then I draw a line.
- I just never realized before that I was “people.”

Note: I was given a free copy and voluntarily chose to review this book.

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