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Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Release: KEEPING MR. RIGHT NOW by Robin Bielman + Giveaway





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KEEPING MR. RIGHT NOW


Kisses in the Sand #1


Robin Bielman


Red-Hot Bliss


Entangled Publishing


Releasing Aug 18th, 2014




A temporary agreement neither could keep…

Brainy, organized Sophie Birch is no beach bunny. In fact, she’s totally out of her element among the sun-bronzed crowd at a film festival in beautiful White Strand Cove. When a surf lesson introduces her to Zane Hollander, suddenly she's up close and personal with the world's sexiest surf star. But what can a great-looking, experienced athlete possibly see in a klutzy out-of-towner who’s never set foot in the ocean?

Zane Hollander's playboy reputation has never been a problem…until recently. Now his management team wants him on his best behavior to entice a meaningful new sponsor. Sophie Birch is the perfect girl to help reform his image. She's genuine and respected—and their relationship is purely fictional. But the more Sophie blooms under the beachy sun, the more Zane knows he'll just break her heart. Because nothing's more important to Zane than following the tide.




















Excerpt

“Hey. Sorry about losing you.”
            “You didn’t lose me. I left.”
            That she did. “Can I come in?”
            She hesitated a moment. “Uh, sure.” She stepped aside and he entered the large room with an ocean view. The sliding French door was open, and the gravitational pull of the beach led him to the patio.
            “Nice view,” he said over his shoulder.
            “It really is. This is the nicest place I’ve ever stayed at. Not that I’ve stayed in very many places.” She came up beside him, and her cinnamon sugar scent teased him.
            He wanted to taste her. Eat her up.
            “Is this your first time seeing the ocean, too?”
            “Yes,” she whispered like she was embarrassed about it. “And I’m sorry I didn’t tell you that before our lesson the other day.”
            “No apology necessary. I’m pretty impressed you did what you did.”
            “Really?” Delight wiped out her shame, coaxing big-ass smiles out of them both.
            “You’re a lot tougher than you look.” He turned his head toward the ocean, afraid that if he looked only at her, he’d do something stupid. Bikini-clad women dotted the beach, but not one sparked his interest like the woman next to him. Especially now that pink colored her cheeks. He wanted to take her full bottom lip between his teeth, kiss her, slip his tongue inside her mouth, and once he’d had his fill, lick his way down her body until—
            “What about you?” She curled up on one of the cushioned patio chairs.
            “What about me?” He took the other seat, stretching his legs out and situating himself for an easy view of the beach through the iron slats of the patio railing.
            “How would people describe you?”
            Her question drew his undivided attention. “Depends on who you ask.” He smirked. “Women and men have very different opinions of me.” The sun glittered off her auburn hair, casting a radiant halo. “All good, mind you.”
            She rolled her eyes. “Do you ever get tired of it?”
            “It?”
            “The fame. Being recognized everywhere you go. Having to always wear a certain image.”
            His heart beat a little faster. The image he shared with the world was far from the guy his family and close friends knew. He got the feeling from Sophie’s warm, interested eyes that she really wanted to know what made him tick. In his world, women only wanted to know how to get in his board shorts, so it took him a minute to process her curiosity.
            And damn if it didn’t bother him that she apparently didn’t want in his pants.







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Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her
high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and one crazy-cute dog who loves to
chew on everyone’s socks. When not attached to her laptop, she can almost
always be found with her nose in a book. She also likes to run, hike, eat
cupcakes, and dip her toes in the ocean. Writing is a dream come true, and she
still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Highland Bride Trouble by Mary Wine

Her clan is in chaos...

Raised by her father and brother, Nareen Grant is strong, confident, well-educated—and skilled with a bow and dagger. It’s a tumultuous time for Scotland, and events conspire against her. Betrayed by her family, she makes her way alone, until she lands in the lap of Saer MacLeod. But she wants no help from a savage man of the Isles.

And rivalries are deadlier than ever.

Raised on the rugged Scottish Isles, Saer MacLeod is considered fierce even by Highlander standards. He’s enchanted by the independent and headstrong Nareen. But when an old feud endangers her life, Saer’s fascination with her escalates into a ferocious desire to protect her… and claim her for himself.

Acclaimed author Mary Wine has written over 30 works of erotic fantasy, romantic suspense, and historical romance. An avid history-buff and historical costumer, she and her family enjoy participating in historical reenactments. Mary lives with her husband and two sons in Yorba Linda, California.

Website: http://www.marywine.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mary-Wine/133965836120?ref=ts
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/207379.Mary_Wine

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

New Release: Dark Blood by Christine Feehan + Giveaway!

“After Bram Stoker, Anne Rice and Joss Whedon (who created the venerated Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Christine Feehan is the person most credited with popularizing the neck gripper.”—Time 

At long last you are truly back with us…
Zev Hunter was an elite warrior, a dark-blood dealer of death to rogue Lycans who preyed on mankind. He was a loner, never given to personal attachments, and damned fierce at his job. But Zev begins to question his past and his purpose when he awakens in the darkness of the sacred cave of warriors — and is soothed back to consciousness by the sensuously familiar voice of one woman, the woman who has haunted his fantasies for centuries. She was Branislava, member of the Dragonseeker clan…
Mother Earth called the ancients to witness your rebirth…
For this half-mage, half-Carpathian temptress, the ritual of awakening Zev to the council of warriors was the only way to save him. Locked away for his own protection, the time has now come for his rebirth, for his blood to stir with that of the ancient warriors before him. He has been assured by Branislava that their fates are entwined, that their spirits are woven together for eternity and that his new purpose in life is beyond imagining.
Now, with a blood-sworn vow of honor, mercy and endurance, and under the influence of a siren as bewitching as Branislava, Zev begins to wonder what his purpose is, what it means for the future of the Carpathians and what it is about his rebirth that he has to fear…
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Number of Pages: 432 pages
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0349403168

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~ About The Author ~


#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan has over 40 novels published, including four series. Each of her four series has hit #1 on the NY Times. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature for 1999. Since then she has been published by Leisure Books, Pocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove. She also has earned 7 more PEARL awards.
She is pleased to have made numerous bestseller lists including the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Bookscan, B. Daltons, Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Waldenbooks, Ingrams, Borders, Rhapsody Book Club, Washington Post, and Walmart. She has received numerous honors throughout her career including being a nominee for the RWA’s RITA. She has received a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times and the Borders 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award.
She has been published in multiple languages and in many formats, including large print, palm pilot, e-book, and hardcover. In October of 2007 her first manga comic, Dark Hunger was released in stores. This was the first ever manga comic released by Berkley Publishing and it made #11 on Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller’s List. Her ground-breaking book trailer commercials have been shown on TV and in the movie theaters. She has been featured on local TV, appeared on the The Montel Williams Show, and her book Dark Legend was featured on the cover of Romantic Times Magazine.
Christine Feehan has also appeared at numerous writers’ conventions and book signings including: Romantic Times Convention, Get Caught Reading at Sea Cruise, Celebrate Romance Conference, Emerald City Conference, and numerous Romance Writers of America Conferences.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Review: Born of Fury by Sherrilyn Kenyon

FROM THE CREATOR OF THE #1 BESTSELLING DARK-HUNTER NOVELS—THE SPELLBINDING LEAGUE SERIES CONTINUES!

In a universe where assassins make the law, everyone lives in fear—except for Syn. Born of an illicit scandal that once rocked a dynasty, he always knew how to survive on the bloodthirsty streets. But that was then, and the future is now…

The war is on…
Counted among the fiercest Andarion warriors ever born, Hauk is one of the five founding members of the Sentella: an organization that has declared war on the League. They rule the Ichidian universe with an iron fist and terrify it with an army of well-trained assassins. Hauk’s enemies are legion, but he fears nothing and no one. He will do whatever it takes to survive and protect his Sentella brethren.
Sumi Antaxas is one of the best assassins the League has ever trained. In her world, failure is not an option and she has never met a target she couldn’t execute. So when she’s assigned Hauk, she believes it’ll be a quick and easy mission.
But nothing is ever as simple as it seems, and Hauk is far better skilled than his dossier shows. More than that, as she pursues him, she stumbles upon the key that will bring down not only Hauk, but the entire Sentella organization. 


Release Date: July 1, 2014
Number of Pages: 688 pages
Publisher: St Martin's Press Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250042968

  ~ About the Author ~


In the past two years, New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon has claimed the #1 spot twelve times, and since 2004, she has placed more than 50 novels on the New York Timeslist. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. With more than 23 million copies of her books in print in over 30 countries, her current series include: The Dark-Hunters,The LeagueLords of AvalonBAD AgencyChronicles of Nick and Nevermore. A preeminent voice in paranormal fiction, Kenyon helped pioneer and define the current paranormal trend that has captivated the world. She lives with her husband, three sons, a menagerie of animals and a collection of swords.
SherrilynKenyon.com
Dark-Hunter.com
OfficialSanctuary.com





~ BBL Review ~

Born of Fury is the seventh book in Kenyon's League series. Born of Fury is full of danger, intrigue, humor...and love. Love between friends, between family and between one remarkable man and one remarkable woman. As one of Kenyon's many biggest fan, I've always been emotional whenever I read her books and BOF (Born of Fury) was not an exception. To me, when you really feel the emotion depicted from the book; when you shed tears, got angry at certain characters, or feel like you're part of the story, these are the kind of reading experiences you want when picking up a book. Granted, I do have my vanity moments where I judge a book by its cover, but usually I will always read the blurb to decide if that book is worth the money or not. Needless to say, I have not been disappointed by any of the League series releases. 

As one of Sentella founding member, Dancer Hauk have had his shares of pain. However, once you're a Sentella, you have to learn to be strong, committed, fair, and loyal. With that said, Dancer definitely has all that but he also experienced much more...and much worse. On the flip side, he can be kind like...babysitting a group of teenagers. No matter what the situation may be, he is willing to struggle thru it because that is what he does, tolerates what he doesn't like because it makes the people he loves happy. And boy, Nyk really owes him for this one. But this is only one side of the coin. On the other, Dancer have experienced tortured, rejection, betrayal, scarred, and assassins trailing after him like bugs to kill him. When I read about Dancer's life story, I couldn't help but shed tears, because I couldn't image being in his shoes. On the other hand, Sumi is a girl with hard exterior and soft interior. She is compassionate, gentle, and loving. But due to difficult circumstances, she was forced to seek out Dancer and disposed of him as intructed. Knowing who the target is, Sumi is aware she may be committing suicide but the choice isn't up to her. Star-crossed lovers, both Dancer and Sumi have experienced betrayal and rejection. They may seem hard but under all that hard exterior, both wanted love and acceptance. 

Although the book is about 700 pages long, it didn't feel like it was dragging on for me. The plot was well written and the development of characters and setting was nicely woven together. I was conflicted that the "I Love You" may have come too fast, but seeing the chemistry and the circumstances they were in, made it understandable and didn't felt as if they were rushed. I was convinced their feelings for each other were mutual and genuine by the time I finished the book. And like them, I do have insecurities so when I read the development of the relationship, I can definitely relate to it. So as all romance books, there is a happily ever after to Dance and Sumi's story. Fans of the League series will be very happy and thrill to see Dancer in action. Not only that, you will also see previous characters making appearances in Born of Fury, you can go goo goo ga ga over them like I did with Nyk and Kiara.

Overall, the book was greatly written with obvious extensive research. The suspense will tie you to your seat and the adrenaline will have your heart skips. What can I say, Sherrily Kenyon is a power house and I don't intend on skipping any of her League series releases! 



Thursday, August 14, 2014

One Bite Per Night by Brooklyn Ann

He wanted her off his hands...

Vincent Tremayne, the reclusive “Devil Earl,” has been manipulated into taking rambunctious Lydia Price as his ward. As Lord Vampire of Cornwall, Vincent has better things to do than bring out an unruly debutante.

Now he’ll do anything to hold on forever

American-born Lydia Price doesn’t care for the stuffy strictures of the ton, and is unimpressed with her foppish suitors. She dreams of studying with the talented but scandalous British portrait painter, Sir Thomas Lawrence. But just when it seems her dreams will come true, Lydia is plunged into Vincent’s dark world and finds herself caught between the life she’s known and a future she never could have imagined.

A lover of witty Regencies and dark paranormal romance, Brooklyn Ann combines the two in her new vampire series. The former mechanic turned author lives with her family in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. She can be found online at http://brooklynann.blogspot.com

Website: http://brooklynann.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brooklyn.ann.7
Twitter: @Brooklyn__Ann https://twitter.com/Brooklyn__Ann
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6506571.Brooklyn_Ann


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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

His Every Needs by Terri L Austin

His Every Need, the first book in The Beauty and the Brit series, is available from Sourcebooks August 5, 2014.

Allie Campbell is determined to take care of her family, no matter the cost. But when her father loses their home to British tycoon Trevor Blake, Allie finds herself forced to plead for more time to pay off the loan...and if she has to use her own body as collateral, then so be it.
Trevor isn't moved by Allie's story. But when Allie impulsively offers to do anything to keep the house, he's intrigued enough to raise the stakes: for the next two months, she must cater to his every need, no matter how depraved. To his amazement, she agrees.
Allie has no intention of enjoying her time with the arrogant, domineering Brit, but it doesn't take long before he's got her aching for his touch-and he'll do whatever it takes to make her beg...


“Austin, clearly enjoying a change of pace from her more comedic Rose Strickland mystery series, infuses her characters with relatable problems and hot chemistry that will keep readers turning pages.”—Publishers Weekly

“…this is an engaging work on a number of levels—the sum total is a novel that is unique, erotic and passionate.”—RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars, Top Pick!

Buy Links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/His-Every-Need-Beauty-Brit-ebook/dp/B00JS4J84S/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1407457289&sr=8-1&keywords=His+Every+Needs+by+Terri+L+Austin

Amazon Print: http://www.amazon.com/His-Every-Need-Beauty-Brit/dp/1402291760/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407457289&sr=8-1&keywords=His+Every+Needs+by+Terri+L+Austin

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/his-every-need-terri-austin/1116882563?ean=9781402291760

Indiebound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781402291760

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Bio:  
As a girl, Terri L. Austin thought she'd outgrow dreaming up stories and creating imaginary friends. Instead, she's made a career of it. She met her own Prince Charming and together they live in Missouri. She loves to hear from readers. Drop her a note at TerriLAustin.com.
 

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