30 June 2014

VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR & GIVEAWAY- THE EARL'S ENTICEMENT


The Earl’s Enticement
By: Collette Cameron
Released May 28th, 2014






She won’t be tamed.

A fiery, unconventional Scot, Adaira Ferguson wears breeches, swears, and has no more desire to marry than she does to follow society’s dictates of appropriate behavior. She trusts no man with the secret she desperately protects.

He can’t forget.

Haunted by his past, Roark, The Earl of Clarendon, rigidly adheres to propriety, holding himself and those around him to the highest standards, no matter the cost. Betrayed once, he’s guarded and leery of all women.

Mistaking Roark for a known spy, Adaira imprisons him. Infuriated, he vows vengeance. Realizing her error, she’s appalled and releases him, but he’s not satisfied with his freedom. Roark is determined to transform Adaira from an ill-mannered hoyden to a lady of refinement.

He succeeds only to discover, he preferred the free-spirited Scottish lass who first captured his heart.

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Award winning, Amazon best-selling, and multi-published historical romance author, Collette Cameron, has a BS in Liberal Studies and a Master's in Teaching.  A Pacific Northwest Native, Collette’s been married for thirty years, has three amazing adult children, and five dachshunds. Collette loves a good joke, inspirational quotes, flowers, the beach, trivia, birds, shabby chic, and Cadbury Chocolate. You'll always find dogs, birds, quirky—sometimes naughty—humor, and a dash of inspiration in her novels. Her motto for life? You can’t have too much chocolate, too many hugs, or too many flowers. She’s thinking about adding shoes to that list.

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29 June 2014

VIRTUAL TOUR & GIVEAWAY - TO MARRY A SCOTTISH LAIRD


To Marry a Scottish Laird
An English Bride in Scottland #2
By: Lynsay Sands
Releasing June 24th, 2014




New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands returns to the Highlands of Scotland in her hottest new historical romance yet!

Highlander Campbell Sinclair is no stranger to battle, so when he sees a lad attacked by bandits, he jumps into the fray. He didn't count on being stabbed. Grateful to the boy for nursing him back to health, Cam offers to accompany Jo safely to his destination. But when he accidentally comes across the lad bathing in the river, Cam discovers that Jo is actually Joan . . . with the most sinful of curves.

Joan promised her mother that she would deliver a scroll to the clan MacKay. But traveling alone is dangerous, even disguised as a boy. When a Scottish warrior lends his aid, she is more than relieved . . . until he surprises her with lingering kisses and caresses that prove her disguise hasn't fooled him. As their passion ignites, will the secrets of the scroll force a wedding . . . and lead to a love she's never known?


TEASER

This was not the first time she’d been kissed…

A village boy or two had tried while she was growing up, but she’d never been much moved by the activity. Perhaps that had been due to the kisser, she thought now, because the kisses she’d received in the past had seemed sloppy and uninteresting and had always left her wanting to wipe her hand across her mouth. This kiss was nothing like that.


 Cam’s mouth was firm as it brushed across hers, and then he nipped at her lower lip, a quick, tantalizing tug that had her mouth opening with surprise. 


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Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus.


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27 June 2014

KING- RELEASE DAY BOOK BLAST


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King

My good intentions always led to disaster. The cold hard truth is that I was never meant to be a father to Lily. Staying in Treepoint, Kentucky for a few weeks to get to know my daughter was meant to be a time of discovery, instead I find out that she’s married to a killer and living in a sex club. I’m going to find out how to destroy The Last Riders and give Lily the future she deserves.


Evie


He thinks I’m a whore; he doesn’t know me. I’m nobody’s fool, but he thinks he’s going to use me to find The Last Riders only weakness. That’s his biggest mistake of all. There’s more to me than meets the eye. King thinks he’s too good for me, that I’m less than dirt in his eyes. What the King of Queen City is going to find out too late is that I’m his judge, and I hold his life in my hands.








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I was born in a small town in Kentucky. My family began poor, but worked their way to owning a restaurant. My mother was one of the best cooks I have ever known, and she instilled in all her children the value of hard work, and education.

Taking after my mother, I’ve always love to cook, and became pretty good if I do say so myself. I love to experiment and my unfortunate family has suffered through many. They now have learned to steer clear of those dishes. I absolutely love the holidays and my family puts up with my zany decorations.

For now, my days are spent writing, writing, and writing. I have two children who both graduate this year from college. My daughter does my book covers, and my son just tries not to blush when someone asks him about my books.

Currently I am writing four series of books- The Last Riders, The Dark Souls, The VIP Room, and Biker Bitches series. My favorite book I have written is Soul Of A Woman, which I am hoping to release during the summer of 2014. It took me two years to write, during which I lost my mother, and brother. It’s a book that I truly feel captures the true depths of love a woman can hold for a man. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I am an emotional writer who wants the readers to feel the emotion of the characters they are reading. Because of this, Teased is probably the hardest thing I have written.

All my books are written for one purpose- the enjoyment others find in them, and the expectations of my fans that inspire me to give it my best. In the near future I hope to take a weekend break and visit Vegas that will hopefully be this summer. Right now I am typing away on my next story and looking forward to traveling this summer!”




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Nero is the king of Legacy Prep, living a life of power.
Elle is the school’s punching bag, living a life of fear.
The only good girls Nero knows jump in his bed when he tells them to.
The closest Elle has come to a bad boy like him is in the cafeteria line.
The mob boss gave him orders to find out what she knows.
Her mouth is sealed.



I just want to be a fucking made man.
I’m just a fucking waitress.





Hey! My name is Sarah Brianne and after living for twenty-two years the characters in my head told me enough was enough and I have finally put pen to paper (or is it finger to keyboard?) to tell their stories. Since I was a little girl I have watched every chick flick I could get my hands on, then when I became older I discovered a whole new world of romance novels. To me there is nothing better then a tale of true love and those are the stories that have inspired me to write. Like everything else in my life I have put my own spin on two lovers destined to be together.

Next to my books my prized possession are my two beautiful fur babies, Kalypso and Khaleesi. I know what you’re thinking, do you pack them in your purse? Yep, right next to my kindle.

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26 June 2014

BOOK CLUB THURSDAYS: REVIEW: THE DOM PROJECT


Happy Thursday!

Thanks for stopping by this week. This week we're reviewing. So sit back, grab a drink and feel free to add your two cents- I'd love you what you think about this book, or other books written about this particular subject matter.  





ABOUT THE BOOK: 

By day, Robin Lessing has a successful career as a university archivist. By night, she blogs about her less-than-successful search for Mr. Tall, Dark and Dominant. Living up to her handle "The Picky Submissive," she's on the verge of giving up and settling for vanilla with a side of fuzzy handcuffs when she discovers her best friend and colleague has a kinky side, too.

Sexy, tattooed techie John Sun is an experienced Dom who never lacks for playmates, male or female. If he can't satisfy Robin's cravings, maybe no one can—after all, he knows her better than anyone. So he offers to help her master the art of submission for one month.

Robin eagerly agrees to John's terms, even the pesky little rule forbidding any friendship-ruining sex. But rules are made to be broken, and once they begin their stimulating sessions, it's not long before she's ready to beg him for more—much more…



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MY REVIEW:

In theory, there was nothing wrong with the way this book was written- grammar, structure, yada yada yada....

There were things going on that made me a tad confused and for an "erotic BDSM" book boy did this fall short in my opinion.  Although I would recommend it for someone wanting to try a lighter book in this genre.

I did enjoy the letters Robin wrote and there are some humorous moments, but overall 


I WAS BORED sometimes, sadly making the book and it's characters kind of forgettable. 


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Til then - HAPPY READING! 


25 June 2014

VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR- CHILDREN OF AVALON




   
Blurb

Over two hundred years ago the great Merlin prophesied the coming of the Children of Avalon who would fight and, hopefully, defeat Lady Nimuë in her quest to rule and become most powerful Vallen ever. To guide them, he left a knight of King Arthur’s Round Table, Sir Dagonet. Now, after seven generations, it is finally time for events to begin to unfold.

Our story begins with:

Air: Merlin’s Chalice
In one day Scai has gone from being considered unusual by the people of her little Welsh village to an outcast fleeing for her life. Left on the church steps as a baby, she knows nothing of her history—or her abilities. Did she really stop the rain just by wishing it to stop? But she is determined to learn all she can. 

Travelling alone to find her family seems to be the only way she’s going to find the answers she seeks.
Her journey leads her to the comical old knight Sir Dagonet, who tells her that she is one of a magical people called the Vallen. 

Together they continue on, joined by the handsome Dylan and the fiery Bridget on a new quest—to find the fabled Merlin’s Chalice, said to hold all the power of the entrapped wizard. Together, Scai, Dylan and Bridget discover that they are the long awaited Children of Avalon, destined to save the world from power-hungry Lady Nimuë—unless she kills them first. 

Along the way, Scai finds magic—both in the wind and air that she can control at will, and in the sweet ache of a first love that she cannot. 

Next, Dylan continues our story in: 

Water: Excalibur’s Return
  
 Dylan has never been good enough. Neither his foster-brother nor his father have ever thought so. But now, finally, Dylan has a chance to demonstrate what he can do in the most difficult of situations. Dylan is the only descendant of the great Merlin and a member of a magical race known as the Vallen. One of the Children of Avalon, he knows he is strong enough to defeat Lady Nimuë. But when Dylan thinks he can take her on on his own, he is quickly shown otherwise.

   When not even the love of a beautiful and powerful woman is enough, what will it take for Dylan to prove that he is worthy of taking on the greatest threat Britain has ever faced?

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Fire: Nimuë’s Destiny

  Bridget isn’t sure she has what it takes to be a leader, but she’s about to find out. The witch hunts are getting worse by the day. But when Lady Nimuë kidnaps Bridget’s own family things get personal. Only Bridget, the brilliant Scai and powerful Dylan—the prophesied Children of Avalon—have the power to defeat Lady Nimuë. The question is, does Bridget have the strength of will to lead them through to the end?
 
When Scai’s childhood friend, Aron the blacksmith, joins their 
group, Bridget is suddenly faced with a new challenge—this one from her heart. Will her love for Aron get in the way of defeating Nimuë, or will it give her the confidence she’ll need?


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Meredith Bond is an award–winning author of a series of traditionally published Regency romances and indie–published paranormal romances. Known for her characters “who slip readily into one’s heart”, Meredith’s heart belongs to her husband and two children. Her paranormal romances include  Magic In The Storm, Storm on the Horizon, and the short story “In A Beginning”. Her traditional Regencies include The Merry Men Quartet of which An Exotic Heir and A Dandy In Disguise have recently been republished. Meredith teaches writing at her local community college. If you want a taste of her class in book form, Chapter One is available at your favorite e–retailer.


Want to know more? Come visit Meredith at her website or chat with her on Facebook or Twitter @merrybond and find her at Goodreads. If you’d like to be one of the first to know of Meredith’s new releases and get a free vignette four times a year sign up for Meredith’s newsletter here.


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23 June 2014

VIRTUAL TOUR- CANDIS TERRY - SOMETHING SWEETER


Sweet Texas Series #3
By: Candis Terry
Releasing June 24th, 2014




Blurb


The men in Texas are hard to resist . . . Seattle event planner Allison Lane is an expert at delivering the perfect wedding—even if she might not exactly believe in the whole "'til death do us part" thing. When her father decides to tie the knot with a woman he barely knows, Allison heads to Sweet, Texas, to make sure his new honey is the real deal. What she didn't expect to find at the local honky-tonk was a sexy Southern man as bent on charming her pants off as he is on blowing her "true love doesn't exist" theory all to hell. And they always promise . . .

Veterinarian, former Marine, and Sweet's favorite playboy Jesse Wilder takes one look at Allison and knows she's a handful of trouble he can't deny. But even after a sizzling kiss and obvious mutual attraction, it seems Allison has no such problem. When Jesse uncovers her sweet side, can he crush his playboy image, melt her cynical heart, and change her mind about taking a trip down the aisle?


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“Obviously, in a town this size, you’ve realized I’m not from around here.” Her head tilted as she studied him once more. “I’m looking for a place to have breakfast in the morning.”

“Since I’m guessing you’re not going to follow up with ‘your place or mine,’ it’s just your luck I’m born and raised in this area.”

As she took a quick sip of beer, he leaned an elbow on the bar and did a visual slow ride down her body just to keep things even. “I’ve got everything you need.”

Her lips parted, and her tongue darted out to swipe away a drop of ale. “I’ll bet you do.”

The air between them shifted into the hot-and-heavy zone before he realized he was getting mixed signals. Her words were flirty. Her long hot gazes definitely showed interest. But something deep in those smoky eyes said she wasn’t a hundred percent on board. And since he’d been brought up to always wait for an invitation, he wasn’t quite sure which way to rock this … encounter.

“Nothing finer,” he said.
She laughed. “And you’re confident, too.”

He sipped his beer and watched her over the lip of the bottle. When he set the bottle down, he clarified, “Bud’s Nothing Finer Diner. Best place in Sweet for breakfast. They serve up a killer 
fresh strawberry banana French toast with whipped cream that’ll make you want to lick the plate clean.”

“Sounds like you’ve enjoyed that once or twice.”

“Consider me an expert licker.”

She grinned. “Are we talking about breakfast?”

“I don’t know.” He grinned back. “Are we?”


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Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after.



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19 June 2014

BOOK CLUB THURSDAYS: PAIGE TYLER GIVEAWAY


WELCOME!

It's another Thursday and another giveaway! 

I LOVE THIS BOOK!

So good luck and happy reading!




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- signed copy of Her Perfect Mate(X-Ops book #1)
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12 June 2014

BOOK CLUB THURSDAYS: ALL ABOUT SEX


HAPPY THURSDAY!  

Thanks for checking out this week's topic - All About Sex. So pardon any puns, or to the point language about this subject matter.


And it's a pretty diverse one when it comes to books. 

For the purpose of my blog today, I'll be mainly focusing on SEX as it pertains to romance novels.

In today's market, if you're the type of reader that wants something more explicit, you can look for the EROTIC ROMANCE or EROTICA labeling on a book. And many times small press, independent or author direct published books are where you will find the MORE explicit stuff. Plus sometimes you really can judge, the content at least, a book by it's cover.

In fact, RT Book Reviews Magazine (monthly publication reviewing hundreds of books), has a section devoted to erotic releases and will pretty much give you an idea if the book includes any M/M , F/F or menage scenes, Bondage or the like. Also the general romance review sections have a "heat" index so you can get an idea if something is  "Mild" to a "Scorcher". 

I don't normally seek out a book based on it's sexual content. Sure there have  been times I've read OR tried to read something(Fifty Shades) to see what the fuss was about, or because a reviewer said it was "filthy" but many times I find my opinion to differ drastically from that of the reviewer. No big thing. Not that there's anything wrong with big things! 

I'll go off topic for a moment and say that although I do not agree in any way shape or form that Fifty Shades deserves the level of success it has gotten (much better authors have done it for years and years prior without the kudos they deserved at the time) AT least now those authors are finally getting the recognition they deserve. 

I'm not a prude or easily offended.  And to be honest, lots of times I SKIP the sex scenes in a book. Especially if they are long or numerous or seem thrown in. I don't read my books for that reason. I primarily read them for the story and the connection between the characters. 


Other than dated books, which at the time were written using  certain words or "purple prose" for body parts (manhood/womanhood- etc etc) and the sex act itself,  I prefer my my author to be no nonsense about it (although using penis and vagina aren't as sexy as cock and pussy they are better than some of the other terms out there- and the list is long). 

I'll end my post here today with mentioning one of my very favorite erotic paranormal romances. It's well worth the read! 




 ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Patricia was startled when she found a handsome and wounded man in her antique store-but her interest was truly aroused when she saw his well-muscled back sporting two wings. He was Nico, son of a powerful deity, breaker of hearts, and cursed by the goddess Hera to spend eternity as a slave to female desire-drained, used, and cast aside time and again as a sex god. With Patricia, for the first time in three thousand years, he's looking forward to paying his dues. Now, if she could only free him...


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I'd love to hear what you think about this week's theme or hear about some of your favorite "sexy" reads. 

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And come back next week 19Jun14 for another great giveaway featuring Paige Tyler. Trust me you are going to want to read this sexy paranormal romance in this exciting new X-OPS Series.  You can also check out my blog review(don't worry it's short!):  Her Perfect Mate




09 June 2014

FOREVER RIDE BY CHELSEA CAMARON RELEASE DAY!

ABOUT THE BOOK: Events happen in life that can awaken our truest and deepest desires. They also show us our greatest fears. Sometimes we are forced to face those fears, other times we build walls that can't be broken to protect ourselves.

A profound connection these two once shared. A strong friendship once formed was shattered. Fate has stepped in and shaken both their worlds.

The danger, the wild, the chaos, and the lifestyle of the Hellions world has become far too much for Savannah 'Sass' Perchton. Swearing off bikers and attempting a 'normal' life, she has settled. She's committed to Nick, her country club, pretty boy. She's found a way to be content.

Things aren't always what they seem. Wrap an empty box in pretty paper and a bow, it may look amazing, but it's still a hollow shell.

He's a Hellions playboy. A different chick in his bed, off on a different ride, and always something new. He's Frank the 'Tank' Oleander, Haywood's Hellions Road Chief. Throttle down and life is good.

The fast pace of the Hellions life catches up to him. At a crossroads, he's forced to face some life changing thoughts or succumb to the darkness of death. Teetering on the brink of giving in, her voice is all he's holding onto. The coma he can't pull himself out of, but her voice is the light in the darkness. He wants the girl who pulled him through when his life was literally in the balance.

She's sworn off bikers. Can he pull through? Can she ever see past the lifestyle to the heart of the man behind the cut? Will they find their Forever Ride?

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Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming.

Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice.

Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works.

When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.

She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.


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