November 22, 2017

Spider by Ilsa Madden-Mills • BLOG TOUR & REVIEW

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From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills comes a new standalone romance about a flawed hero and the woman he can’t forget.

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Spider, a sexy and forbidden new standalone, is available NOW!

Title: Spider Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills 
Publication Date: November 13th, 2017
From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills comes a new standalone romance about a flawed hero and the woman he can’t forget.


"She crossed my path and changed my whole direction."
He calls himself Spider.
I just knew him as the sinfully gorgeous guy with eyes of fire that fate sat next to me on the airplane.
I didn’t know who he really was…British rock star…my stepbrother.
He kissed me because he thought we’d never see each other again. We would.
Everyone warned me about him.
They told me he was ruthless and cold and screwed up.
They said he’d leave me with a hole in my heart.
Maybe I should have listened.
Maybe I should have built up a fortress to keep him out.
But I crumbled instead.
They say an unbreakable thread connects those who are destined to meet. If that’s true, then the moment he sat next to me, we were bound together forever.
He just had to figure it out before it’s too late…

Excerpt:

How can one human man be so hot?
Spider sits on my toilet, shirtless, while I dab at his swollen eye. I’m doing my best to keep my eyes averted from the ink on his body, the way his tattoos swirl underneath his jeans, the way his chest is carved from stone.
Of course, I’m the stupid person who suggested he remove his shirt so I could see if he has any bruising on his chest. A cracked or broken rib can cause a lot of pain, and I want to be thorough, that’s all—I swear to baby Jesus.
He grinned at my request and whipped it off—which is the reason I’m now a mess.
There’s hardly any room to breathe with him in my small bathroom. I wipe at the spot of blood on his cheek as he watches me stoically, never taking his eyes off me, tracking my every movement.
“This will look worse tomorrow,” I murmur, just to ease the tension. I stand between his spread legs, acutely aware of his fresh scent, his pure magnetism. My hands shake and I have to focus to push an image of me straddling him, both of us naked, out of my head. I want to run my tongue over the tattoo on his neck. I want to bite him like an animal while he—
Good grief, Rose, stop the fantasy!
“You’d make a good nurse,” he says softly, his long black lashes fluttering softly against his chiseled cheekbones.
“Doctor of Psychology,” I correct him.
“Your dream?”
“Yes.” Although right now I’m dreaming of him… “I know that feeling. That’s how music is to me.” His golden-brown eyes watch me as I reach over to the medicine cabinet for more antiseptic and antibacterial cream, my chest perilously close to his face. I swear my nipples are reaching for him.
“Why psychology?”
I nod, pretending like I’m not all discombobulated. “My granny mainly. She loved to read people—literally. She ran a little palm-reading business out of her home before she died. All the old ladies of the neighborhood would come to see her. She’d make them coffee and they’d just…talk. She’d tell them what they needed to hear while I sat on the floor next to her and listened. There wasn’t any magic involved of course.” I laugh. “But…she was incredibly intuitive. She just got people. If someone twitched or looked left or right while they were talking, she’d have a reason for it and she’d tell me all about it after they left.”
“I think I would have loved your granny.” He curls an arm around me, tugging me close until my chest is a hair’s breadth away from his face. I recall our epic kiss on the plane. I feel the pressure of his taut thighs and my breath quickens as desire unfurls inside me.
A hum warms my blood. I want him—desperately.
And it’s entirely foolish.
He’s my stepbrother.
He doesn’t call girls back.
“Why does it seem like I’ve known you forever?” I ask, feeling myself gravitating closer.
He thinks about it, pushing a piece of hair out of my eyes. Cupping my nape, he pulls me in tighter until our noses meet. The back of his hand caresses my cheek and the heat from his touch burns, yet there’s a tautness in the roped muscles of his arms, as if he’s holding himself in check.
“Because I am you,” he says softly. “We’re so much alike, it’s staggering.” He pauses and stares deep into my eyes.
I nod. I can’t think. He’s so close to me, his eyes burning into mine. He closes his eyes and exhales. “I want you, Rose. You’re intoxicating.”
I suck in a sharp breath, our lips inches apart.
Is he going to kiss me? I want him to.
His eyes open after the silence has gone on too long, a smirk forming around his mouth. “You scared of me, Rose?”
Never.
“I’m scared you’ll rip my heart out.”
He stares at the LOST tattoo on his hand. “I probably will.”

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Review by: Gina 

GAH! Where do I even start!!! This book is amazing!!! It's been awhile since I've read a book that completely captivated me! I didn't want to put this book down. 

I loved the forbidden romance aspect to the story.It wasn't hardcore forbidden but it did add a little edginess to the story that made it incredible. I loved the characters! We got an in depth feel for who they are, why they do what they do and it made me have a great connection with them. I'm sure the authors excellent writing help contribute to those feelings. 

The story line itself, was fantastic. We have this British rock star and I loved that the story didn't go into great length about the rock star life style. Sure, it was mentioned but it wasn't made into the main focus of the story. We get more about the characters and their developing relationship. I could probably go on and on about my feelings for this book but never end up find the exact words because I have no words for how much I loved this book! This is one of my favorite reads for this year!!!

6 Stars 



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About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap. She's addicted to dystopian books and all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding females. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Instagram, Ian Somerhalder (seriously hot), astronomy (she's a Gemini), and tattoos. She has a degree in English and a Master's in Education. When she's not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets and paints old furniture.

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November 21, 2017

Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry • COVER REVEAL

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Behind the Bars, the first standalone in the all-new Music Street Series from Brittainy C. Cherry is coming December 7th!

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Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry

Release Date: December 7th, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Kandi Steiner

Photographer: Perrywinkle Photographer

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When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.
I was the awkward musician, and she was the high school queen.
The only things we had in common were our music and our loneliness.
Something in her eyes told me her smile wasn’t always the truth.
Something in her voice gave me a hope I always wished to find.
And in a flash, she was gone.
Years later, she was standing in front of me on a street in New Orleans.
She was different, but so was I. Life made us colder. Harder. Isolated.
Caged.
Even though we were different, the broken pieces of me recognized the sadness in her.
Now she was back, and I wouldn’t make the mistake of letting her go again.
When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.
When we met again, she was the darkest storm.

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Hi! I'm Brittainy! Join me as we travel through my mind as a Romance Author. This includes such things as my random thoughts, tricks, tips, things I'm learning, things I'm re-learning, things I'm forgetting, and my weird ways of crafting stories.

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Bad by Stevie J. Cole and LP Lovell • BLOG TOUR & REVIEW






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True power is never held by good men, only the most perfect of villains. And she and I are both villains...

I stole her, and she's so very angry. The cartel princess doesn't like being a pretty little pawn. She fights me when she should fear me. But oh, how her defiance excites me.

She would kill me if she could, and I'd ruin her if I had an ounce less control. What a twisted game we play with sweet threats and cruel promises. I crave her madness in the most depraved ways because I know she'll be so beautiful when she bleeds.

A queen who could set the world on fire and a king who would call it rain. Two very bad people who want very bad things are never safe together.

Some love stories have no heroes.

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Review by: Tatia 

These two badass women make loving wrong so right. Seriously. I thought it was just Jude that I loved so much. No one can compare to him, but Ronan Cole proves that he doesn't have to compare to him because he's in a league of his own. The Russian is sick and twisted and truly masochistic. He plays his games and all to make sure he always has the advantage. There's been no one to test his limits, his strength, or his will power until Camilla. She's just another pawn. She loves the game just as much, but in a different way. Ronan is on a whole different playing field, it just took her a while to figure it out.
These two, between the deceit and the destruction, they could conquer the world or have it crumble around them. Their minds work in a way most wouldn't say is normal, but it's their normal. Apparently I like their shade of normal because I crave the depravity that Stevie JCole and LP Lovell deliver each and every time. No one else delivers such a story of this kind that I literally lose sleep over because I can't get enough. If you want sick and twisted, BAD is the story for you. Just be warned that this is like no other.

5 Stars 







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Stevie J. Cole likes to write realistic stories with raw, gritty characters you should hate but can't help but to love.
She's obsessed with rock music, loves sloths, and has an unnatural obsession with British accents.

Her books are not recommended for the faint of heart.



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Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England. She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologise for afterwards.
She's a self confessed shameless pervert, who may be suffering from slight peen envy.

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The Rivalry by Nikki Sloane • RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW

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She won't be able to resist this TIGHT END. The Rivalry by Nikki Sloane IS AVAILABLE NOW!!
"Nikki Sloane delivers a fun, steamy read with The Rivalry! Get ready to swoon for Jay Harris, the hottest tight end in college sports..." - NYT Bestselling Author, Elle Kennedy

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REVIEW BY GINA

I fell in love with this book from page one! This book was funny, sweet, sassy and sexy! It was the perfect mix to make the perfect book! 

In a why this is an opposites attract romance. These are two characters, based on their choice of colleges, have it ingrained in them to hate the other person. But sometimes a strong enough attraction can over come that or just not give into the rivalry. The "rivalry" made from some great banter between the characters. There were so many laughs while I was reading. There was also some drama and some oh so steamy scenes that filled in through out the book. It was a very well rounded, well written book!



Being a huge football fan, and dealing with my own household rivalry (my husband and I cheer for rival NFL teams) I can totally relate to these characters and I most definitely see myself and one and my husband as the other! That sort of connection makes the book even more special to me. Plain and simple, I loved this book and I think everyone needs to read it! 

5 STARS



REVIEW BY AMY

  HOOO LEEEE CRAP! I LOVED this book hard. My goodness, I know that Nikki can write steamy, sultry sexy goodness but this was everything and more. This was sweet vs. cunning, adorable vs. cut throat all with a side of bad ass. Let’s face it, Kayla was a head strong amazing woman who knew exactly what she wanted…until jay turned things around and made her question everything she thought she knew about love and loyalty. She was cheering for the win and he came her biggest cheerleader.

        I’ve heard of school rivalry but these two take it to the next level. Kayla is Buckeye fanatic fan #1. Living her dream as head cheerleader to THE ONLY school she would ever consider. Top of her game and able to put most men’s football knowledge to shame, there is absoultely nothing she doesn’t think she knows about the game. Enter Jay. Sweet innocent Jay. Wolverine by choice and great as his game. Until he meets the biggest play of his life and she happens to root for his biggest rival. Watching these two navigate a “forbidden” cat and mouse was entertaining rot say the least. They made me fall in love again with football and everything a young love can endoure.

        I have to admit that the cover for this book threw me off a little. I was expecting some tortured bad boy and his hang ups, but what I got was so much better. It was my college years brought back. The thrill of the game, the roar of the crowd and the heat between two die hard fans that almost couldn’t get past their own competitiveness to see the the love blooming. This book was amazing and full of zest for more. It had me wanting to abandon all adult responsibilities to read more and more, really not wanting it to end and p[raying for a sequel. (Please Nikki!!) Well done in every angle and a completely enjoyable read. 4.5 stars and a complete recommend.

4.5 STARS

This tight end is at the top of his game.
He’s good with his hands, even better with his sexy mouth, and the best at making me forget my own name. His—ahem—stats are perfect. But I can’t fall for him. He might be everything I want, all rolled into a glorious package of gridiron god, but there’s one teeny-tiny problem. The vile, loathsome team I’ve spent my entire life hating—my beloved school’s arch-rival? This guy is their star player.

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About the Author: Nikki Sloane landed in graphic design after her careers as a waitress, a screenwriter, and a ballroom dance instructor fell through. For eight years she worked for a design firm in that extremely tall, black, and tiered building in Chicago that went through an unfortunate name change during her time there. Now she lives in Kentucky and manages a team of graphic artists. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, is married with two sons, writes dirty books, and couldn’t be any happier. 

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November 20, 2017

Hushed Torment by Bella Jewel - RELEASE BLITZ




Title: Hushed Torment
Series: Iron Fury MC #2
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Romance
Release Date: November 20, 2017



Blurb


One accident changed my life.
One single second changed everything for me.
In one terrifying moment, everything I knew was gone.
Music is the only thing that keeps me holding on.
When the opportunity arises for me to tour with country music star, Scarlett Belle, I take it.
An escape.
A chance. 
Only it isn’t enough to lift the shadows of my past.
And when I meet him, dangerous and different, I can’t turn away.
He is forbidden to me.
The President of a Motorcycle Club.
A man who could bring noise back into my soundless world.
But the shadows of my past haunt me.
They linger like a dark nightmare, reminding me that we can never be.
Because my sins are far too heavy.
And my mind far too broken.
Music is the only escape I can allow into my life.
The only one that I will let seep through my hungry veins.
But he’s always there.
And he’s persistent.
But if he knew what I kept behind closed doors…no.
I must continue my life just the way it is.
Without him.
Breathing in my nightmare.
Living in my Hushed Torment.







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Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.


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Mr. Control by Maya Hughes • RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW


Title: Mr. Control
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 20, 2017



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She’s the one woman I should stay away from, but I can’t help myself...



They say being a billionaire has its perks, but I hardly notice. After being widowed, my beautiful little girl is the most important thing to me. Esme hasn’t spoken to anyone but me since her mother’s death. When she goes missing, I’m thisclose to losing it.

When Esme turns up safe and sound with a cute waitress, I’m ready to give the lady a reward and be on our way, but then Esme speaks to her. It’s simple, a mere “thank you”, but I know I can’t let the waitress get away.

Melanie is nothing like the woman who throw themselves at me. Her big brown eyes take my breath away from the minute I lay eyes on her. She fills out her pink waitress uniform with curves I can’t wait to get my hands on. I can’t get her out of my head.

Melanie’s bringing my little girl out of her shell, which means she’s strictly off limits. But having her under my roof and close enough to touch is too much of a temptation. My legendary control is beginning to slip and I don’t know how much longer I can resist breaking every rule I have.

Mr. Control is a HOT romance with heart that will tug at your heartstrings, melt your panties, and leave you begging for more. HEA included! This single dad romance is approximately 62,000 words!







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Review by: Flavia 

To the world Rhys was a billionaire who had everything he wanted, I mean he was giving money away all the time to different charities. But Rhys has a secret that nobody knows and he can't let anyone find out. He is a widower raising his daughter who hasn't said a word since her mother died. She only speaks to him. But then she meets Melanie. And for some reason Esme has connected to Melanie, and now Rhys will do anything to have Melanie come work for him

Melanie has not had an easy life and she doesn't expect things to work out for her ever. Her dad ran off and her mother was a junkie who would do anything to ruin her life. So when she sees Esme offering to help her she does everything she can to protect his little girl. And when Rhys offers her a job she declines because she isn't a nanny and what does she know about kids. But from the moment she met Esme she knew they had a connection. And her life was falling apart, so she didn't actually have another way out. So she accepts his offer. And she can't deny the attraction she has to Rhys either.


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And even though Rhys tells himself to stay away from Melanie he can't help but want to be with her. But at the first sign of trouble he assumes the worst of her. And from there it just goes downhill. Can Melanie forgive him for thinking that she is betraying him and how can Rhys trust her when he can't trust anyone but himself.

A sweet, little drama romance that will keep you entertained. Felt that the ending was a bit rushed and that some questions were left hanging for me. And for some reason I think that Rhys didn't live up to his 'dark hero persona'. But all in all a good read

3.85 Stars








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Maya Hughes has always loved romance novels. One look at her Kindle is confirmation. She started writing her first romance novel while pregnant with her third child and she hasn’t looked back. Now, her romance writing addiction has replaced her romance reading addiction.

You can find her writing on her foldable keyboard and phone anytime inspiration strikes. Her sweet and steamy stories range from rockstars to small towns and everything in between. When she’s not writing, she’s playing with her three kids, running errands or vegging on the couch with the love of her life and biggest fan, her husband.


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