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Friday, January 13, 2017

RELEASE BLITZ REVIEW: How to Silence a Rogue by Kristin Vayden

Title: How to Silence a Rogue
Series: The Forsaken Lords Series
Author: Kristin Vayden
Genre: Regency Romance
Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing

Miss Maria Garten had one more season till she was firmly on the shelf.
One. More.
It was her only chance, because while some ladies could pretend or sincerely be at peace with the life of a spinster.
She was not among their ranks.
Taking a deep breath, she reminded herself once more to think before she spoke. It shouldn’t be difficult.
Except that it was, for her at least.
Because the only thing more certain than her potential future as a spinster was that Mr. Sheppard was a confirmed bachelor.
A rake of the first order.
Not the kind that would ruin an innocent, but the kind that would charm them, seduce her with his charming words, make her fall in love with the legendary smile and easy manner that was as easy as breathing.
And then he’d walk away to find a new distraction.
Utterly unaware that he had broken a few hearts in the process.
Maria refused to be counted among them.
She needed a husband, not a distraction.
After all, friendship was far less complicated.
Wasn’t it?
**This is the second book in The Forsaken Lords Series. A series of interconnected standalones**
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“I’ve always loved a gentleman in a black coat.” Maria flirted.
He turned, his heart slamming against his chest at her words. While he knew they were on friendly enough terms for her to joke with him, it affected him differently. For her to say such a thing meant that she did find him attractive.
Damn it all, he was reading into everything like a woman.
“And I do love a debutant in a…” Curtis paused, taking in her gown, drinking her in. “Good Lord, Maria,” he murmured hoarsely, swallowing hard and immediately berating himself for being so careless with his words. He cleared his throat and forced a charming grin. “You’re lovely! Quite angelic, if I say so myself… even if I know better.”
“Thank you, I think.” She grinned wryly. Her gaze shifted to the room, scanning it thoughtfully.
“Looking for someone?” Curits asked, deftly angling toward her, moving in closer.
“Yes. You know I am, thank you kindly,” she answered, not even turning slightly to address his question.
“Have you had any more… contact?” he asked, knowing full well she had.
“Maybe, maybe not.” She shrugged.
“Oh, is that how you’re going to play it, minx? Confide in me and then leave me out in the dark?” he joked, using her distraction as the prime opportunity to scan her features, catalogue them in that devastatingly beautiful gown. His mouth grew dry as he noted the way the braided cord accentuated the swell of her perfect breasts, while draping with the barest of hints over her round derriere. Dear Lord, she was killing him without a weapon.
“Very well, you have a point. It’s not very sporting of me to keep you in the dark when you’ve been nothing but supportive.” Maria gave a small sigh. “He said that I’ll dance with him tonight.” She turned, her gaze alive with delight, practically overwhelming him with a humbling elation.
She was this excited about him… only she didn’t know it was him.
Would she be so thrilled if she knew?
The thought was sobering, and he cleared his throat before responding. “Ah, so some of the mystery will be solved then!”
“Yes! Of course, no one has asked me to dance yet, but… maybe he hasn’t arrived.” She gave him a slightly worried look, her dark-winged brows drawing together slightly.
“Well, just because he’s not made his move doesn’t mean you have to be a wallflower. Let’s take the next dance and give him something to be jealous over, don’t you think?” He leaned in closely, inhaling softly the scent of rosewater clinging to her shoulder as he paused just above it.
She sighed and turned then paused. Her green eyes wide, she blinked at his proximity before blushing as he gave her a wink and offered his hand.
“You’re wounding my ego,” he said as he wiggled his still-empty hand, his heart pounding hard at the thought of her rejection.
“Sorry, yes, of c-course.” She seemed to collect herself and placed her hand in his.
How could holding a woman’s hand be so sensual? Yet, as his grip tightened slightly over hers, his body responded. He forced his thoughts away from the path they tried to take, one that led to visions of that very same dress pooled in a heap on his bedroom floor. “How are the tulips?” he asked, forcing his thoughts into line.
“Alive. How chivalrous of you to care.” She arched a brow at him, grinning.
“That’s me. What can I say? I care about children, small animals, and tulips. I’m a regular saint.” He chuckled as they meandered through the room toward the dancing floor.
Maria stifled a giggle.
“Mocking me?” Curtis asked.
“Never.” Her eyes were a mask of innocence, an expression that at once had him narrowing his eyes.
“And a lady such as yourself would never stoop to use sarcasm,” he answered with a hint of sarcasm and a grin.
“Indeed. Never,” she replied haughtily then proceeded to giggle. “Never!” she repeated with exaggeration.
Curtis chuckled, taking pleasure in the way her grin lit up her countenance, enchanting him. Yet as his gaze left her face, he noticed the regard of several other gentlemen as well, watching her thoughtfully.
With interest.
Bloody hell.
“Shall we?” He led her out to the floor to the beginning of the quadrille. As they performed the steps and spun around, he grinned at the way she danced with graceful abandon. While her steps were perfectly executed, a lively nature reflected the wit and humor she possessed. How had he missed that before? As she gave him playful grins, he found himself lost in the merriment of the moment. Was this what he had been afraid to face? Had he truly felt that a life of lonely bachelorhood could compare to this carefree joy?
The song ended all too soon, and before they exited the floor, Lord Huffton approached, asking Maria for a dance. She obliged, and as they turned to the dance floor, she glanced back, giving Curtis a wide-eyed grin full of implication.
Damn it all, for the rest of the night she’d think each partner could potentially be her admirer. She’d laugh, flirt, and beam those beautiful smiles in their direction.
While he watched.
And bloody hell, he had no one to blame for it but himself.
I love historical romance and I loved Ms. Vayden's The One, so when I saw her How to Silence a Rogue, I immediately jumped at the chance to read it! And I have to say that I was impressed with how well written it was because I know writing a historical romance and making it good isn't easy, but man, did she do it! It was utterly fantastic and I had such a good time reading How to Silence a Rogue

I really like Maria - she's an awesome heroine! She's smart, she speaks her mind, and she's strong. Maria's a little mischievous and devious and she's observant and good at figuring things out. Maria is a sweet, funny girl with a heart full of light - she's just lovely! 

Curtis is fun and playful and charming, although he has a serious, tough side to him as well. He's thoughtful and romantic and he definitely has a little mischievous-deviousness going on too. Curtis is completely head-over-heels for Maria and nothing is going to stop him from getting her. He is absolutely wonderful and I positively loved him! 

How to Silence a Rogue is short and sweet, but just because it's short doesn't mean that it's not as good or exciting. It sucked me in from the very first page and held my attention until the very last one. It's full of mystery, schemes, humor, a little danger and plenty of heart. It was so excellent and I can't wait to read more of Ms. Vayden's historicals - both the ones that are out or those yet to come! 

How to Silence a Rogue can be read as a standalone, it's told from Curtis and Maria's POV, and they get their happily-ever-after. 
~ Sonja, 4.5 Stars

Kristin’s inspiration for the romance she writes comes from her tall, dark and handsome husband with killer blue eyes. With five children to chase, she is never at a loss for someone to kiss, something to cook or some mess to clean but she loves every moment of it! Life is full—of blessings and adventure! Needless to say she’s a big fan of coffee and wine…and living in Washington she’s within walking distance of both! Follow her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/kristinvaydenauthor) And Instagram @kristinkatjoyce and Twitter @KristinVayden! You can also sign up for her newsletter at http://eepurl.com/795f9.

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BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Commander in Chief by Katy Evans

Commander in Chief by Katy Evans
Series: White House #2
Publication Date: January 5th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Synopsis:

The sizzling second installment of the White House series, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

We fell in love during the campaign.
The stakes were high.
Reputations could have been ruined.
Scandal hovered over us like a cloud.
Now the man I love is the President of the United States of America.
And its not my vote he is after.
He wants it all.
My heart. My body. My soul.
He wants me by his side.
In the White House.
Normalcy will be gone from my life, privacy forgotten.
I am only twenty three. I just wanted to play a part in history. But it seems like history wasn't done with me. The part where I lost my heart to Matthew Hamilton? It was only the beginning…

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Buy Links:

Mr. President, Book 1


Sonja's Review


I don't think I have to tell you how excited I was to read Commander in Chief - honestly, who wouldn't be dying to read it after finishing Mr. President?! And as with any Katy Evans book, I always have high expectations that it's going to an amazing read and Ms. Evans without a doubt far exceeded my expectations with this one. It was beyond outstanding and I can't even tell you how much I loved it because I loved it so much! 

I completely loved Charlotte in Mr. President and my love and admiration for her only grew the more I'm in her head. She is just so good, kind, and sweet. Charlotte is all class, elegance, and grace. She doesn't have a mean bone in her body - she cares greatly for Matt, the people, and children. I'm sure I said it last time, but I have to say it again - Charlotte has a heart of gold and it's no wonder Matt and the whole country loves her - she is utterly wonderful! 

And Matt, well, nothing could have stopped me from falling even deeper in love with him either! I thought he was sexy before, but man, oh man, you ain't seen nothing yet! He's so possessive and determined and devoted to Charlotte, you could never doubt his feelings or that he would stop pursuing Charlotte until he had because he would do anything to have and keep her. Trust me, Matt is going to sweep you off your feet even more than he did last time and he will make you love him so hard! 

I thought Mr. President was incredible, but oh, it has nothing on Commander in Chief! Everything about this book was just more. It was better, sexier, steamier, and heartier. I wholeheartedly fell in love with this story - it made me laugh and smile and melt almost all of the time. It made my heart pound and race, it made me feel giddy and ecstatic, and it made feel all warm and gooey inside. It was breathtaking, beautiful, spectacular and it left no part of me untouched or unaffected - Commander in Chief was just pure magic! 

Commander in Chief must be read after Mr. President, it's told from Matt and Charlotte's POV, and their happy ending will leave you smiling! 
~ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Stars

About the Author:
Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

Connect with the Author:
Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com
Twitter @authorkatyevans

Thursday, January 12, 2017

COVER REVEAL: Text 2 Lovers by K. Webster & J.D. Hollyfield

Text 2 Lovers
by K. Webster & J.D. Hollyfield
Publication Date: January 24, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy
It’s the start of nothing good.
I fired off a storm of raunchy text messages…to the wrong number.
And he replied.
Him: Show me a picture.
Him: Tell me your name.
Why does the lure of anonymity have me craving to indulge a stranger?

It’s the start of everything right.
I received a slew of text messages…when everything in my life was wrong.
And she made me laugh again.
Her: You’re probably a creeper.
Her: Possibly a stalker.
Why do I have the overwhelming need to find this stranger who saved me and make her mine?

Him: Take a chance with me.
Her: This is crazy.
Him: I need to see you.
Her: What are we doing?
Him: We’re about to find out.

Her: PHOTO ATTACHED
Him: PHOTO ATTACHED



About K. Webster

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K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen. You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads! Website: www.authorkwebster.com Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bllgoP

About J.D. Hollyfield

Author JD Hollyfield
J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer and first-time author. When she’s not cooking, event planning, or playing around with her husband, son and three doxies, she’s relaxing with her nose in a book. With her love for romance, and her head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life. Life in a Rut, Love not Included is her first novel. Hollyfield lives in the Midwest, and is currently at work on her next book.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

RELEASE DAY BLITZ REVIEW: Clam Jam by RC Boldt

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Synopsis


“Clam Jam”

Definition: the female equivalent of a cock block.

Example: You’re chatting with a guy you’re interested in and your friend comes along and lays claim to him.


Maggie

That’s my life—except it’s worse. My friend who keeps “jamming” me is my gay roommate and if that isn’t a W.T.F. moment, I’m not sure what is.

Fact: He went home with three—yes, three—of the guys I had been so sure were into me.

Fact: He’s really pissing me off. I mean, hello? I’m trying to get back in the saddle, but I’ll never manage to get a boyfriend before the age of fifty if he keeps this up.

Fact: Secretly, I wonder what it would be like if he weren’t gay. Why do all the hot, sweet, tender-hearted guys have to be gay?

Fact: My gay-dar needs a serious tune-up.


Ry

The day I interviewed for the room to rent, everything changed. I knew I had met “the girl”, except there was one small problem: she didn’t want anything to do with men. I recognized a top-notch force field when I saw one. She’d been burned badly and didn’t want to deal with a heterosexual guy as a roommate. I could’ve turned around and found another place to live, but I wanted to live there—with her.

So I had to go “undercover”.

Fact: I’m in love with my roommate.

Fact: I’m a likely candidate for carpal tunnel surgery since all the action I’ve had for the past year has been my hand.

Fact: She’s going to hate me if I come clean now.

Fact: I’m not giving up. Which means, I’ll just have to continue to run defense until I figure out a way to get Maggie to see the “real” me.

The me that loves her.

The me that would never do her wrong.

Until then, I’ll keep running off every guy who shows any interest.

Until then, I’ll continue to Clam Jam.

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Purchase Links

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Giveaway

$15 Amazon Gift Card
 
 

Sonja's Review


The cover was the first thing that drew my interest to Clam Jam, but I didn't check it out right away because I've been cutting back on my blog books and also the fact that covers have gotten me before and haven't always ended leaving me with  a good experience. I was scrolling along in an email, though, and I saw it again, but this time I saw a bit of the synopsis too and it immediately grabbed me! It was funny and intriguing and oh, I just could NOT wait read it! I checked my kindle a million times to see if it showed up and of course when it did, me being the freak that I am, I waited until the evening to read it. I hoped going into Clam Jam that it was going to be as good as I was expecting and it was so much better! 

Oh, Mags, you got to love the girl! She's funny and sweet and kind and genuine. She's so considerate, caring, and giving - especially with Ry. Mags is always there for him, she believes in him and trusts him and she'd do anything for him. Mags has a heart of gold and I loved her for that and a whole lot more! 

And Ry is d*mn near perfect! He's sweet and thoughtful and for the most part always says or does the right thing to make everything better. Mags is his whole world and there's not a thing that she asked him to do that he wouldn't do for her. I wish the man would have come clean sooner, but everyone has their flaws, this was just his. I completely loved Ry though, he's wonderful and I wouldn't change a thing about him! 

Clam Jam was the perfect book to end the year and also start the new year at the same time! It was so funny and entertaining and made me laugh and smile a lot, but it wasn't just all fun and games though. It made my heart hurt, it frustrated me and made my want to yell and shake some sense into some people, and it made me face palm and shake my head too. I'm not going to lie, it was hard to read sometimes, but the positives far outweigh the negatives and it was truly all worth it in the end. Clam Jam was specmazing (and yes, I know that's not a word but I'm making it up - it's spectacular and amazing, just in case you missed it and this will totally made sense when you read this book, which you absolutely, most definitely should do!) and I loved, loved, LOVED IT! 

Clam Jam is a standalone, it's told from Ry and Mags' POV, and their happy ending will have you grinning like a fool! 

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars 

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About the Author

RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you're in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can't recall the lyrics to a particular 80's song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she's your girl.  

Connect with RC

Facebook Author Page: http://bit.ly/2iLz1ZZ
Facebook Reader Group: http://bit.ly/2iNvOqS
Goodreads Author Page: http://bit.ly/2jdiCux
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2j0aq1a

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