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Thursday, September 6, 2018

COVER REVEAL: Fall by Kristen Callihan

   
The first time I met Jax Blackwood things went a little sideways.

In my defense, I didn’t know he was Jax Blackwood—who expects a legendary rock star to be shopping for groceries? More importantly, a blizzard was coming and he was about to grab the last carton of mint-chocolate chip.

Still, I might have walked away, but then he smugly dared me to try and take the coveted ice cream. So I kissed him. And distracted that mint-chip right out of his hands.

Okay, it was a dirty move, but desperate times and all that.
Besides, I never expected he’d be my new neighbor.

An annoying neighbor who takes great pleasure in reminding me that I owe him ice cream but would happily accept more kisses as payment. An irresistible neighbor who keeps me up while playing guitar naked–spectacularly naked–in his living room.

Clearly, avoidance is key. Except nothing about Jax is easy to ignore—not the way he makes me laugh, or that his particular brand of darkness matches mine, or how one look from him melts me faster than butter under a hot sun.

Neither of us believes in love or forever. Yet we’re quickly becoming each other’s addiction. But we could be more. We could be everything.

All we have to do is trust enough to fall. 


 

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Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she’d rather be. She is a three-time RITA nominee and winner of two RT Reviewer’s Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine’s Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.

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Monday, September 3, 2018

RELEASE TOUR REVIEW: Beautiful Inferno by Abby Gale

Title: Beautiful Inferno
Author: Abby Gale
Genre: Dark Taboo Romance
Release Date: August 28, 2018 Cover Design: PopKitty Designs

Young.
Innocent.
Forbidden.
Those things should've stopped me from wanting her.
They didn't.




Abby Gale is an international author. She is an avid reader, former blogger, and a pharmacist. She writes whatever storyline sucks her in, but mostly her books will be erotica with some darkness in it.




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Sonja's Review


One of my best book friends messaged me at the end of July and told me that she read this book that I was going to love and before she told me what it was, I saw a post that she shared of Beautiful Inferno. I went to check it out and sure enough, it sounded exactly like my kind of book, so I made the decision right then and there that I would pick it up as soon as I could! I am so glad that I did and that my friend told me about it, because I absolutely LOVED Beautiful Inferno — it was ah-mah-zing and I could not get enough of it! 

And when I say that I couldn’t get enough of Beautiful Inferno, I really mean it. I would have read it in one sitting, but it was fast approaching midnight and even though I only had 26 minutes left to go, I really needed to get my dogs fed. I usually do it earlier and can pull myself away from whatever my current read is, but I was so captivated by Zeke and Maya’s story that I just had to know what would happen next. Beautiful Inferno made my heart ache both in the good way and the painful one. It was the kind of ache where it hurts, but it hurts so good, you know what I mean? And I couldn’t leave until I knew for sure that Zeke and Maya were solid. I wanted them to be together so much because they truly belong together. 

Zeke and Maya’s love story is beautiful and heartbreaking and so right. Their love is not dirty or wrong, it never felt that way, not even for a moment. So while Beautiful Inferno might be a taboo story, it’s not cheap or just full of naughty times although we do get a couple of those steamy, sensual moments. It was wonderful and it’s one of my favorite taboo books of the year!

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

Friday, August 31, 2018

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Riding the Edge by Janine Infante Bosco

RIDING THE EDGE
by Janine Infante Bosco
A Satan's Knights Novel
Publication Date: August 21, 2018
Cover Designer: JB's Cover Obsession Design
Models: Darrin James Dedmon and Michelle Lynn McLeod
Photographer: JW Photography
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic, MC, Romantic Suspense, Standalone

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SYNOPSIS

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, something extraordinary comes along that knocks you on your ass…

“Wolf”
I’m a simple man with simple values. You either love me or you hate me, but the ones who need me, always got me. I’m the self-proclaimed Wolf of the Satan’s Knights MC, the beast who will fight his way out of any dark alley to defend your honor. The brother you call upon when you’ve lost your faith in humanity.
However, secrets and lies are the cancer of a man’s soul. Exposed, they will eat away all that is good and leave nothing but destruction in their wake. They’ll prove the best intentions sometimes fail and leave you questioning your life’s choices. 
Now, searching for a purpose, I find myself facing the ride of my existence with a woman just as jaded as me. As she fights the biggest battle of her life, I want to be the man who stands by her side. The man who ain’t afraid to ride the edge of misery because he knows there is something beautiful on the other side…

“Maria”
I’ve prevailed against the mob, a deadbeat ex-husband and the woes of being a single mother. While someone else may have wished for a different life, I believe I’m stronger for everything I’ve endured. I’m someone who speaks her mind and fights for what is right. A woman who will smack you upside the head with a frying pan and ask questions later.
Terrified of love, I’m an otherwise fearless woman.
Until a doctor solemnly diagnoses me and my strength falters.
Now as fear engulfs me, an unexpected man dressed in leather, holds out his hand.
As a woman who never needed anyone, I suddenly need him.
His assurance.
His strength.
His love.

***NOTE: Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, offensive language, and mature topics. Not recommended for people under the age of 18***

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Excerpt


“Lady,” Al murmurs next to me. “You’re crying.”
You will cry.
You will grieve.
Brushing my tears away with the backs of my hands, I turn to him. His handsome face is etched with concern and my heart swells at the sight.
All you young girls reading this story, I want you to pay close attention to what I’m about to tell you. One day you’re going to come across a man who will worship the ground you walk on. It might not happen when you’re in your twenties or even in your thirties. Maybe he’ll come to you in your forties like mine came to me. The point is, don’t spend your life worrying about whether you’ll find him. You will. He’ll come storming into your life when you need him most and he will cherish you.
Be patient.
Enjoy life and stop wasting your dreams on half-assed men who aren’t worth your time.
Remember every woman deserves a man who will kiss her like he means it and hold her like it’ll kill him if he lets go.
Not every man is a cheat and they all don’t lie.
There’s a man waiting to wipe the tears caused by the men who came before him. He’ll be your strength when yours falters and he’ll stand tall when life throws you a curve ball. A man who will proudly tell the whole world you are his.
His survivor.
His love.
His everything.
He’ll love you like you’ve never been loved before and will show you every single day. It’ll be in his touch and the way he looks at you.
“Maria—”
Lifting my finger to his lips, I silence him.
It’s my turn.
My moment.
“I love you,” I whisper. “I should’ve said it when you did but—”
“You mean it?”
“Of course, I mean it. You’re the best surprise of my life.”
“Then it doesn’t matter when you said it,” he rasps, pulling me into his arms. “C’mere, Lady,” he murmurs, enveloping me in his strong embrace. “I love you too.”
“I know,”
Oh, and ladies, one more thing—
Hold on tight.
Hold on with all you got because like you’re worthy, so is he.

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Sonja's Review


I loved Wolf probably from the minute I met him — he was fun and just said whatever he wanted to and whatever needed to be said, no matter if you wanted to hear it or not. And for a little while in the beginning there, I wanted Wolf to have his story as I really adore him and I knew I would love to spend virtually a whole book inside his head, but at the same time, it was a little weird for me just because Wolf feels like the dad of this group of loyal, rough and dirty, crazy men and it was hard for me to imagine seeing him in a different light. But then, I read Pipe’s story after also being a little on the fence for somewhat similar and different reasons and I loved it so much — that man is seriously sexy— that I became really excited to see Wolf have his chance to be the hero! And From the Ruins has been my favorite ever since I read it, but it’s safe to say that Riding the Edge definitely has that honor now. It was even better than I was hoping for — it was beyond amazing.

Riding the Edge gave me all the feels. It broke my heart and made it ache, it made my eyes sting with tears, and I got those bittersweet feelings too. It also warmed me and made me laugh and smile. It was beautiful and hard, it was full of depth and so much heart. I wholeheartedly loved Wolf and Maria and their story — it was breathtaking and timeless and one of the best I’ve read all year.

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars 

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ABOUT JANINE INFANTE BOSCO

Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen, she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Janine writes emotionally charged novels with an emphasis on family bonds, strong willed female characters, and alpha male men who will do anything for the women they love. She loves to interact with fans and fellow avid romance readers like herself.
She is proud of her success as an author and the friendships she’s made in the book community but her greatest accomplishment to date would be her two sons Joseph and Paul.


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Thursday, August 30, 2018

RELEASE DAY REVIEW: Perception by Kendra Leigh


Title: Perception
Author: Kendra Leigh
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 30, 2018

Blurb

Jackson Dean is a changed man—at least he thinks he is—but when a brush with the past leads him back into territory he’s long since left behind, he finds himself at war with his conscience. Snatching Savannah Harper from a Brooklyn street may have been okay with the wild and reckless guy he used to be, but what about now?

Savannah is used to a life of brutality at the hands of her husband, but being stuffed into the trunk of a car by a brown-eyed stranger injects a fresh wave of terror into her heart.

What transpires between Jackson and Savannah surprises both of them. Despite the unconventional way they’re thrown together, they form a bond that begins to challenge everything they know.

His Past. Her present. Their future.

Surrendering to the feelings they’ve unearthed will be a minefield, but it’s going up against the unknown that tests them to their limits.

As the lines between perception and reality blur, it appears that nothing is as it seems.

Perceptionis not reality… and reality can be soul-destroying.

Perception is a standalone romantic suspense novel featuring a favorite character from The Bound Trilogy. If you enjoy reading stories about strong women and their journeys from victim to survivor, and the men who will go to any lengths to fight for the women they fall for, then you will love this #MeToo inspired heart-wrenching romance.

Warning: Subject matter deals with domestic violence, including physical and emotional abuse, which may be triggering for some people.








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Paige's Review

I don’t think I can remember the exact moment that I fell for Jackson in The Bound Trilogy, but when I did, I fell hard — I just loved him and I wanted his story more than anything! And the moment when Ms. Leigh confirmed that she was indeed going to write about him next... well, I was beside myself with excitement and there was lots of high-pitched squealing and jumping up and down. The wait was long (although truthfully any wait would have been long even if it had only been a three month waiting period like we experienced with The Bound Trilogy books because I wanted to read his book so badly), but it was beyond worth it. Perception was truly exceptional, there is nothing I would change or want different, and it is the absolute best book that I’ve read all year! 

Perception was different from The Bound Trilogy in a lot of ways, but the one way and the most important way that it wasn’t different, was how Perception affected me. I felt so much reading Ethan and Angel’s story and I felt just as much or more reading about Jackson and Savannah. I felt their pain and heartache, their fury and determination, and their joy and love as if it was my own. My heart broke for Jackson and Savannah, I wanted to sob and curse and at some points, I felt a touch homicidal too. There are hard moments to read in Perception, but it was also so sweet and warm and that giddy peaceful feeling you get sometimes while I was reading Jackson and Savannah's story. The love connection between them is so real and right, I loved and adored their journey. 

I loved and adored them just as much. Savannah is in an unbearable, horrible situation, but I never thought of her as weak. She is unbreakable, she is strong, and she is fierce. She is a fighter, she’s determined and stubborn, and she is a survivor. Savannah is amazing and I have so much respect and love for her, you don’t even know — she’s worth it to get to know and I know you will be just as impressed and taken with her as I am. 

And Jackson, of course, I couldn’t get away without talking about my Jackson. Oh, I just wholeheartedly love that man, he’s wonderful and impossible not to love. I loved seeing that warm, silly, playful side that we got to see a little bit with Angel, but even more so with Savannah. Jackson is true and honorable, he’s patient, compassionate, kind, and just a rock. Jackson will always be there for the people he loves and cares about and he would do anything for them He’s just as amazing as Savannah — you can’t any better with these two! 

Perception was captivating, thought provoking, and deep. It was a romance and a beautiful one at that, but it was much more than just a simple love story. It was about hope, surviving and overcoming, empowerment, and finding and believing in yourself. Perception was beautiful, phenomenal, and inspirational. It touched every part of me and it is my favorite read of 2018 as well as the best one!

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

Author Bio


Kendra Leigh fell in love with words and reading as a young child. She was at her happiest when Enid Blyton whisked her away up into the magical lands at the top of the Faraway Tree with Moon-face and the rest of the gang.

Now, of course, she has more of a fondness for chocolate, cheese and hot men in suits - not necessarily in that order.

Kendra devotes her life to her devilishly handsome partner, scandalously beautiful daughter and cute as hell Shih-Tzu. She believes in love at first sight, and as well as writing and reading, Kendra has a passion for great movies and brilliantly written TV.


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