Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Blog Tour- Last Cowboy in Texas by Katie Lane


A DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS NOVELNO SAD SONGS HERE, DARLIN'

Country music princess Starlet Brubaker has a sweet tooth for moon pies and cowboys: both are yummy-and you can never have just one. Now Beckett Cates may not be a cowboy, but he certainly has the heart, soul-and body-to whet her appetite. He's a sexy ex-Marine with a touch hotter than the scorching Texas sun and arms strong enough to catch her when she lands into trouble.

Playing bodyguard to America's sweetheart isn't easy for Beckett. But falling for her sure is. Unfortunately, Starlet has a reputation for keeping a guy or two wrapped around her finger and Beckett refuses to be anybody's backup. So now it's up to Starlet to prove that she's put her cowboy-crazy days behind her. Otherwise, she'll be singing solo instead of living in harmony with the man who's loved her even before her fame and fortune.

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My Review

I have to say that I enjoyed this story. Beckett and Star are full of sparks and the banter between the two of them is great. Star the poor thing is all sorts of messed up... She has changed everything about herself and tries to take care of the family that never took care of her.

Beckett thinks everything about Star is fake and when he starts to see the real her sparks fly but Star isn't as innocent as she seems. He also is there to pick up the pieces and finds out that she is so busy pleasing everyone else she forgets to take care of her.

This book throws some wild things at you and for those who haven't read any of Katie Lane's books I suggest you read them because you might be a little confused if you pick this up and just read. It doesn't have to be read with the series but I would suggest it.

Over all this a good read. There is drama, kidnapping, sexy cowboys, redemption and a major happy ever after.

I rate this book a 4 out 5 Genie Lamps 
I received an ARC of this book in return for my honest review. 



Friday, December 5, 2014

Unwrapping Tess by Krystal Shannan Book Tour



About:

Tess Demakis loves the city life. The noise, the lights, the people. Everything about the rush feels like home. The only thing missing is a spark with any of the pack males. After her and her twin sister's twenty-fifth birthday passes, she'd thought for sure one of the handsome men in her aunt's pack might've been meant for her.

- No. Such. Luck. -

Patrick O'Hearn just got back home from a long tour overseas with his SEAL unit. The big grizzly is ready to lie back and enjoy the snowy mountain inn retreat his brother renovated last year, meet his brother's wife and some of her family, enjoy good food, etc. The last thing he ever expected was to find a mate, especially not his sister-in-law.

Now he can't think of anything but unwrapping the gorgeous sassy blonde and making her his forever.

- Best. Christmas. Ever. -

Excerpt:

Tess turned to see a giant of a man filling the front doorway. His piney scent filled her lungs and her magick prickled with excitement.
“Patrick!” Scott walked to the doorway and embraced the newcomer. Margaret waddled her way over as well and was instantly enveloped into the two grizzly bears’ arms.
“Another bear?” Hallie whispered into her ear.
“I bet it’s his brother,” Tess said.
“Patrick, this is my wife, Margaret. And that crowd of friends in the great room,” Scott gestured to the group, “is part of the Vegas and New York Demakis wolf packs.”
“Good to meet you, Margaret.” Patrick’s voice carried through the room. “Scott can’t ever stop talking about you when I call home.”
Patrick gave Margaret a quick kiss on the forehead and the three of them moved together toward the great room.
“Everyone, this is my brother, Patrick. I didn’t say anything before, because we weren’t sure if he’d get his discharge papers before or after Christmas.” Scott proceeded to introduce him to each person in the room.
Tess followed his every movement and drank in his tantalizing scent. When Scott introduced her, Patrick’s beautiful blue eyes settled on her and all processing capabilities fled her body. All she managed was a squeaked “hi” and a lame wave.
Moisture pooled between her legs and her mouth went dry. Visions of them naked and entwined in sheets danced through her head. OMG! What was wrong with her?
“It’s him,” her wolf whispered.

Links:

Amazon : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OABLFN6
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/unwrapping-tess/id927556187?mt=11
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/unwrapping-tess
B&N:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/unwrapping-tess?store=allproducts&keyword=unwrapping+tess
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23550241-unwrapping-tess?from_search=true

Giveaway:

Tour-Wide Giveaway Rafflecopter Iink:

Please spread the word about the Facebook Release Party. It will be going on during the week long tour AND the party will be Friday December 12th at 7:00 CST.  The winner of the tour-wide giveaway will be announced at the FB Party as well as other prizes. 



 ~ Author Bio ~

Krystal Shannan goes to sleep every night dreaming of mythical realms with werewolves, vampires, fae, and dragons. Occasional a fabulous, completely human story slips into the mix, but powers and abilities usually crop up without fail, twisting reality into whatever her mind can conceive.

As a child, her parents encouraged her interests in Ancient Greek and Roman mythology and all things historical and magickal. As an adult the interests only grew. She is a child of Neverland and refuses to ever stop believing in fairies.

She is guilty of indulging and being a Buffy the Vampire Slayer groupie as well as an Angel fan. For those of you unfamiliar with the world of Joss Whedon, you are missing out! She also makes sure to watch as many action and adventure movies as possible. The more exciting the better. Yippee-Ki-Yay..... If you don't know the end of that phrase, then you probably don't like the same movies.

She writes stories full of action, snark, magick, and heart-felt emotion. If you are looking for leisurely paced sweet romance, her books are probably not for you. But, for those looking for a magical ride, filled with adventure, passion, and just a hint of humor. Welcome home.

Krystal Shannan
Putting Magick in Romance one Soul Mate at a Time.
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Release Day- Once Upon A Time by S.K Hartley





::::BOOK INFO::::

Title: Once Upon A Time

Author: S.K. Hartley

Genre: Romantic Comedy | Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: S.K. Hartley



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I don't believe in fairy tales.
I don't believe in glass slippers.
I don't believe in Prince-Freaking-Charming.


Cinderella can kiss my ass.


I kiss frogs, sometimes even toads.
I've given up on meeting Mr. Right, instead it seems all I meet is Mr. Wrong, Mr. Very-Wrong and even, Mr. Lets-Not-Even-Go-There.


Fairy tales are for morons.


Well, that's what I thought until Gabriel Black barged through my life, turning everything upside down.
He's hot, sexy and little rough around the edges.
But, he's hiding something, something deep. I can feel it, taste it and smell it.


Now I'm left wondering if he's my Prince Charming or my fairy tale villain.
Will I ride away safely into the night, dreaming of happily ever afters?
Or, will I stumble and fall in ridiculously high heels only meant for women with a death wish?


Once Upon A Time...
I met Gabriel Black.


::::MEET S.K. HARTLEY::::



S.K. Hartley is a wife and mother to an oil soaked husband and a tomato sauce covered son by day, by night an International Bestselling Author whose first novel, Finding You, quickly shot up the charts in fall 2013, winning blog awards for the tear inducing writing and breath catching ending.


Since releasing her first novel, she then went on to release two more books in the series, Finding Me & Finding Us, proving that New Adult is vastly popular among readers and writers a like.


Located in the not so sunny North West of England, UK, S.K. Hartley deals with daily battles against Microsoft Office Word translations. Working as a British author who writes in American English is a challenge that's both frustrating and fulfilling.


When she's not doing all the above, S.K. Hartley spends the rest of her time interacting with her readers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and also via her newsletter.


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My Review
This book kept me reading... I didn't put it down till I finished.

I love Payton and Gabriel they are smoking hot together and he is the quintessential rich alpha male. I loved how feisty Payton was and how she stood up to Gabriel. Even when she found out she was going to work for him she tried to keep things professional even with all that yummy sexual tension.

Payton doesn't believe in fairytales and in truth doesn't even believe in love. Gabriel makes her want to believe.

The secondary characters (Quinn and Kylie) are just great. I love how they keep Payton going and support her in everything, They are the perfect best friends. I want them both to have their own stories.

I laughed so many times while reading this book. My husband most likely thought I was nuts. It was well written I felt my heart break along with Payton's just when she believed that Gabriel was her prince. I love how she stuck up for herself and finally told her boss to shove off.

I truly enjoyed this book and have read it more than once. Overall a great read with steamy sex, humor, a couple snotty bitches and a happy ever after.

I rate this book 5 out 5 Genie Lamps


* I received an ARC copy of this book in return for my honest review.

Inked in the Steel City Series' 3 Year Anniversary



INKED IN THE STEEL CITY SERIES BOX SET #1

On sale for $0.99 (reg. $7.99) now through mid-December to celebrate the series’ 3 year anniversary!
Ink is forever. So is love. 

This box set includes Books 1-3 of the best-selling Inked in the Steel City Series! Follow the artists and staff of Pittsburgh’s Hot Ink Tattoo Studio as they find true love and scorching passion. 

HOT INK (Book 1) 

Mina never meant to fall for her sexy tattoo artist, Eric, or to become a model. But when she’s asked to pose in a photo shoot for the Hot Ink tattoo studio, she can’t say no. She finally gets a look at Eric’s tattoos when they’re cajoled into posing together, and in a few breathtaking moments, an on-camera kiss turns the passion they’re asked to fake into something very real, leaving them both wanting more. The only problem is that Mina’s not the glamour girl she looks like on the Hot Ink posters, or even in a tattoo magazine. She’s only twenty-four, but being the sole guardian of her disabled younger sister has left her feeling much older. Will Eric still be interested when he gets to know the girl behind the ink and the make-up and finds out that she and her little sister are a package deal? 

INNOCENT INK (Book 2) 

Photographing exceptional tattoos for the Hot Ink Tattoo Studio turns into much more than just a job when Karen meets Jed, the sexy-as-sin owner. With attraction sizzling between them, each photo shoot is a labor of love … and a chance to get closer to the man of her increasingly naughty dreams. 

Curvy, vivacious Karen is everything Jed would want in a woman, if he wanted one at all. But a relationship seems like too dangerous a gamble for someone who’s loved before and suffered the ultimate loss. So why can’t he resist when he discovers the attraction is mutual? Even if he were willing to risk everything again, Karen’s too young, too full of life to be burdened with someone whose heart bears scars as permanent as the ink in his skin. 
When the two finally face what lies between them, the passion is undeniably real, but will the unexpected extinguish the spark of their love, or fan the flames? 

DEDICATED INK (Book 3) 

A one night stand has never gone so wrong … or so right. Two months after one scorchingly hot July night, tattoo artist Abby is pregnant and the man who showed her everything she’d been missing is nowhere in sight. When he walks into the Hot Ink Tattoo Studio looking for much more than some new ink, she risks their rekindled connection by confessing that she’s pregnant … with his twins. 

Sworn to serve and protect, Pittsburgh police officer Sam isn’t one to back down from responsibility, and he’s definitely not going to let the woman who’s been haunting his dreams all summer get away again. But two babies on the way means a reunion that’s anything but what he imagined. Can unforgettable chemistry evolve into real love before her due date arrives? 

Also available: Books 4-6 of the Inked in the Steel City Series. Find them separately or together in the Inked in the Steel City Box Set #2. Books 4-6 are: 

Abiding Ink (Book 4) 
Serious Ink (Book 5) 
Irresistible Ink (Book 6) 


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Box set available for $0.99 for a limited time at…
AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KRFOVYE
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/inked-in-the-steel-city-series-box-set-1-ranae-rose/1119678666?ean=2940149300020&itm=1&usri=2940149300020
APPLE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/inked-in-steel-city-series/id904404399?mt=11
KOBO: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/inked-in-the-steel-city-series-box-set-1

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A NOTE FROM RANAE & WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE SERIES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1-1WwvKfjs&list=UU4DKzWR836K_i0I4aesssbA
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ranae Rose is the best-selling author of more than twenty adult romances and counting. Originally from Maryland, she grew up the daughter of a US Marine and always wanted to be a writer. Today she lives on the US East Coast with her man in uniform, young children, German Shepherd dogs and overflowing bookshelves.
Her love affair with the romance genre began as a teen when a classmate handed her a romance comic book. Instantly hooked, she read them during class behind her textbooks and under her desk. She hasn’t looked back since.
When she’s not writing or reading, she enjoys things like good coffee, travel  and fitness – especially pursuing her elusive goal of getting her husband to tap out on the jiu jitsu mats (no luck so far).
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ranae.rose.33
Twitter: @Ranae_Rose
Instagram: http://instagram.com/ranae_rose
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RanaeRoseAuthor

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Review- Wanton Christmas Wishes Anthology

Description

Welcome to Wanton Christmas Wishes, an offering from six bestselling erotic historical romance authors. Dukes, soldiers, lords and gentlemen court and seduce beautiful heroines and make all their wishes come true. These tales are the perfect bite to get you in a festive mood… 

HIS TO COMMAND by bestselling author Monica Burns. Prequel to the Self-Made Men Series. A Christmas Eve blizzard and one small act of discipline compromises Charlotte Clayworth, but she refuses John Fordyce's proposal. Now, years later, the Self-made Men decide to reunite the lovers for one more wanton Christmas wish. 

THE KISSING BOUGH by NYT and USA Today bestselling author Madelynne Ellis. Viola Marsh has been forced to live an austere life, locked away under the watchful eye of her spinster aunt. Only on Christmas Eve is she allowed her freedom, to take part in the tradition of wassailing. Cousins, Percy Gilling and Lord William Ricborough share a close and special relationship, and they require a very particular woman to satisfy their needs. What they’re not expecting is to find her poised beneath the mistletoe on a wintery hilltop. 

HAMISH by Samantha Kane. Book One of The 93rd Highlanders. During the Crimean War, injured Captain Hamish Fletcher is sent to the hospital in Scutari, where he finds his old friend and lover Dr. Phineus Harper treating the wounded. Finn can keep him at the hospital until Christmas. Will it be enough time to convince widowed nurse Edith Lambeth to grant both men their Christmas wishes?

ALL A MISTRESS WANTS by Eliza Lloyd. Eloisa Larkin wishes for the one thing she can’t have—the love of the powerful Duke of Sterling. Being his mistress provides many luxuries but being hopelessly devoted to a man who loves another as left her feeling alone and the last thing she wants is to spend Christmastide with him and his family. 

A CHRISTMAS KISS by Jess Michaels. Tricked into spending time alone with the husband who made it clear he doesn't care about her, the Countess of Blackgrove, Amelia, has no idea how to react. But Stephen only wants seduction... and love. 

LOVING MICHAEL by NYT and USA Today bestselling author Kate Pearce. Since returning from the peninsular wars, Michael Waterstone has learned to live within restricted boundaries and taught himself not to yearn for what he can never have. Fortunately for him, ex-courtesan Angelique Delisle is no respecter of boundaries of any kind, and offers him a provocative Christmas wager that might change his life forever...

My Review

I have to say I truly enjoyed this anthology. It does have a little bit of everything lost loves, forbidden love, Highlanders, strong women, life changing decisions, even a wounded warrior. Even though each of these stories are different there is one main connection... Christmas. And who doesn't like a steamy erotic historical romances on a cold winter's night.  Each author brings the heat in their own way which I really like.

I do have to warn that there are M/M/F scenes in a couple of the stories, if that isn't your thing just pass them over. I enjoyed them as they were well written and I do enjoy a good love triangle, love is love period.

Over all this is a wonderful anthology which I would recommend to those who love naughty historicals, steamy sex scenes and people finding Christmas love.

* I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for my honest review. 

I rate this book 4 out 5 Genie Lamps
You can buy this book on Amazon Barnes & Noble

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Choosing Evil Release Event

Book Blurb

Serafina Murano is no stranger to the paranormal. All of her life she’s lived harmoniously alongside demons. Damon Serpe is a conflicted demon on a mission. Unexpectedly, they collide into each other’s lives and are inexorably drawn to one another.

Dark deadly secrets, gut wrenching betrayal, and elusive questions haunt her and have her entire life. Instinctively, Serafina realizes Damon holds the key to her understanding. If she trusts him, can he help decipher her recurring nightmares and unravel the mysteries surrounding her?

On the eve of her thirtieth birthday, she must select her path and make a difficult choice. One which will change her, and perhaps the world, forever.

Will Serafina embrace the truth and face her evil?

Would you?

Book Links (These aren’t all live yet. Sorry yall. It may be release day before they’re all up. But included is Goodreads, the Publisher’s site as well as a link to the author’s page on her site for the book. She’ll be updating that as they come live)

Amazon
B&N
All Romance
Author’s site-- http://kristinarienzi.com/ChoosingEvil/
Note from the Author for post--

Hey guys!

Thank you so much for stopping by today to check out my debut novel, Choosing Evil! This baby was a labor of love, for sure. And, its tagline, 'Embrace Your Inner Demon' has already raised some eyebrows around my small beach town (oops!).

Well, if you're into the paranormal like I am, it won't shock you to know the demons in Choosing Evil are not only sexy and bad-ass, but full of emotional baggage and human appeal.

While Choosing Evil is Serafina's story, her love interest, Damon is a giant part of it. If you like what you read, get ready for the sequel, Breaking Evil, which I'm hoping to release in 2015. Both books are part of The Ensouled Trilogy, which not only pits good against evil, but makes each character, and reader, question what evil really means to them.

I hope you have fun today getting introduced to Choosing Evil, and me! Don't forget to find me on social media and, of course, sign up for my giveaways below :)

Thank you again for helping me celebrate Choosing Evil's release!

~Kristina

Giveaway

There’s a tour wide giveaway with three winners…

1) $25 Amazon Gift Card plus ecopy Choosing Evil
2) $10 Amazon Gift Card plus ecopy Choosing Evil
3) ecopy Choosing Evil

There’s a secondary giveaway happening as well for release week if you’d like to include a link to it. The link will be live release day but it will be found at… It’s for a $50 Amazon Gift Card. http://kristinarienzi.com/ChoosingEvil/release

Author Bio

Kristina Rienzi was born and raised at the Jersey Shore where she still lives today. Her debut paranormal suspense novel, CHOOSING EVIL, is being published by Frost Books on November 25, 2014.

Professionally, Kristina has been active in the writing community as a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime-Central Jersey, Romance Writers of America and New Jersey Romance Writers, serving as Chair of the Literary Book Fair in 2013. Kristina has her Masters Degree in Psychological Counseling and her Senior Professional in Human Resources Certificate, working in both fields throughout her business career.

Personally, Kristina is married and a doggie mommy to Pekingese and Shih Tzu pups. Although a lover of New Jersey, she dreams of one day moving to Hawaii and living the “Aloha” way. When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading, watching paranormal investigations, rooting for her West Virginia Mountaineers or relaxing with her loved ones, wine in hand.

Kristina is currently working on BREAKING EVIL, the sequel to CHOOSING EVIL, as well as another paranormal suspense novel,UNLEASH THE WICKED, about an unsuspecting witch at the Jersey Shore.

Author Links
Website/Blog-- http://kristinarienzi.com/
Facebook-- https://www.facebook.com/KristinaRienziAuthor
Twitter-- https://twitter.com/kristinarienzi
Goodreads-- https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8434256.Kristina_Rienzi



Join the Party!


Kristina will be hosting a release day FB party and everyone is invited! It’s kicking off tonight (Nov 25th) at 8PM EST. Come by and visit for a bit! There will be all kinds of giveaways and lots of fun! To join in visit THIS page!  (https://www.facebook.com/events/284558688409694)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Review ARC Beyond Possession by Kit Rocha


Description
Tatiana Stone has worked hard to establish herself as one of Sector Four's most skilled crafters. All she wants is peace--but the sins of her father haunt her. He ruled the sector as a petty tyrant before the O'Kane takeover, and plenty of people harbor bitter memories of his cruelty. Especially now that Tatiana's beloved baby sister has fallen in with a man who wants to start a revolution.

Zan failed his boss once, and it won't happen again. So when Dallas O'Kane asks him to defuse the rebellion brewing in the sector, he'll do whatever it takes to get the job done--including seduce Tatiana. It's the perfect opportunity to get closer to the pretty crafter and complete his mission. But what he discovers is a fiery, passionate woman--and an affair that could destroy them both.

My Review

I really enjoyed this book. It has everything that Kit Rocha is known for and is still has the major players in Sector 4 in the book. I have to say I love that the O'Kane party in this book wasn't the "traditional" O'Kane party. But I loved seeing the softer side of the O'Kane Crew.

Tatiana Stone is the displaced former "princess" of sector 4. Everything she does and has done was to survive. She would do anything to protect her sister even if the what she does ends up hurting her sister.  All she wants to do is work in her shop and be left alone. 


Zan is one of Dallas O'Kane's man men. When he is asked to get close to Tatiana to make sure that rebellion does't take over Sector 4, it is a job that he is more then ready for. 

Zan and Tatiana have a push and pull chemistry, the want to be together but are more than aware of the possible ramifications their romance would have in the sector especially if sides must be chosen.

I hate spoiling books but I have to say the O'Kane women are kick ass, they show they are not weak minded or just willing to sit on the sidelines and wait. Tatiana is surprised about how much she fits in with the ladies and when push comes to shove they support one another. 


Loved how Tatiana takes control of her life in the end is given the happy ending she deserves.

Great Read, I love the it. I do however suggest that you read in order or you might get confused on what is going on. 


I rate this book 5 out 5 Genie Lamps

*I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in order for my honest review. 


If you would like to read this series... Book 1 Beyond Shame is currently free on Amazon

This book is also available for sale on Amazon


Cover Reveal Nikki's Marine by Lily-Ann Johnson



Description 

Book 2 Heart of Teufel Hundens Series

Richard Hamilton is a wounded warrior with no family except his best friend Jake. When Jake offers him a chance to help other Veterans he can't refuse. Fighting his own demons while managing Warrior's Hope, he wonders if he'll ever be able to put the past to rest.

Nikole Sanguinetti is an artist by day, bartender by night. She attempts to find solace from the grief over the loss of her father painting portraits of the fallen for their families.

Sparks fly when two lost souls come together. Will the passion they feel be enough to overcome the hurt and obstacles in their way?

Release Date December 15, 2014


About the Author

Lily-Ann Johnson is the proud wife a a Marine Veteran who also happens to be her high school sweetheart. She is the mother of two crazy boys, who like to keep on her on her toes. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting and is a certified book worm. When she doesn't have her nose in a book you can find her spending time with her family and supporting veterans organizations. She lives in the great state of North Carolina loves the south, fried green tomatoes and her tea on the sweet side.

You can find her on

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LilyAnnJohnsonAuthor?ref=hl
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Lily-Ann-Johnson/e/B00LERCX94/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1


Other Books by Lily-Ann Johnson

Blondie's Hero Book 1 in Heart of Teufel Hundens Series Buy on Amazon