Sunday, February 19, 2017

REVIEW & NEW RELEASE: Black Hearts (Sins Duet #1) by Karina Halle




It's LIVE!!!

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2mceUml & on KU!

This is part one in a two-part standalone duet, a full-length romantic suspense novel with a lot of dirty sex, filthy lies and a few bad men.

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Eeeppp!!!

Like OMG I can't believe what I just finished reading.

Still in shock.  Um....

What a fast paced, stunning, crazy, sexy, suspenseful read from Author Karina Halle.

I love the author's style of writing and this book proved even more how much each character is developed to the point of you becoming completely invested into them and wanting more.

I loved the Artist Trilogy and this book can be read as a standalone.  

It was amazing to get back into this twisted world of lies, deceit and crazy love that kept me gripping my kindle from the 1st to the last page.

Well done Karina! 

I can't wait till next month for Book#2 to find out if my assumptions are right.

And why haven't you already one clicked???

Get to it!!!

**ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review***

5 Cherries Popped

    
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Friday, February 17, 2017

EXCERPT: Black Hearts by Karina Halle



Releasing: 2/19/17

EXCERPT: BLACK HEARTS, SINS DUET #1 Copyright Karina Halle 2017
The fog is continuing to roll in, bringing a briny mist that you can taste. Only the tops of the bridge remain visible, the orange red seeming to glow against grey skies, while shadows of the structure come and go as the fog moves in.
Violet stares in quiet fascination, her dark eyes taking it in. I can see the fog reflected in them, giving her an eerie quality. She appears to be listening but whether it’s the fog horns, the chatter of the fishermen, the lapping waves, or the dull roar of the bridge traffic, I don’t know. Could be something else entirely.
I don’t want to break her concentration or bring her back from whatever world she’s in. I just stand beside her and let her be. If anything, it says a lot about her comfort level with me if she lets herself drift away.
After a few minutes, she slowly turns to me and blinks. “How long did you say you were going to be in San Francisco for?”
“I don’t know,” I say carefully. “It depends if I find what I’m looking for.”
“And what are you looking for?”
“A reason to stay.” I hold her gaze with mine. The sea breeze picks up a few strands of her hair, moving them across her face like a black veil. Without thinking, I reach over and brush them away, tucking them behind her ear.
I could kiss her. I should kiss her. The feel of her skin against my fingers ignites a million torches inside.
Then she looks away, uncomfortable, the silence between us changing.
I steer the subject onto her. “You said your mother is a famous photographer. Does she have a studio?”
She lets out a soft sigh, her eyes back on the bridge. “Yeah. In the mission district.”
“And you don’t want the same for yourself?”
She rubs her lips together in thought before looking down at her hands that hang over the side of the railing. “As I said, I don’t know what I want. I’m not sure I feel comfortable with the idea of having a studio. My mom does portraits of people. That’s not what I like to shoot.”
“Not a people person?”
A wry smile cracks her lips. “No. Not really. It’s too…intimate. My mom is great at it because people feel comfortable with her. She can…I don’t know, manipulate their feelings.”
Interesting. Very interesting.
People like my father.
“So they end up exposing pieces of themselves that they don’t see. I guess I have the same intuition as her but the one on one is too much for me. I prefer to work with nature. With this.” She gestures to the fog. “No one else really understands how beautiful this is to me.”
I look back at the fog, moving faster now. I wouldn’t call it beautiful. Moody. Dark, maybe. If anything, her beauty stands out more because of the bleakness around her.
“My goal is to take photos that show how I see the world. All the beauty in it. The world is such an ugly and beautiful place, horrible and hopeful. I want to show the light in all the dark places.” She pauses and gives me a sheepish look. “Sorry. I know that must have sounded hella pretentious.”
I slowly shake my head because she sounds anything but that. She sounds real. She sounds like something I want to shake loose from her, to let free and run wild.
“You’re not pretentious,” I tell her, my voice low. “Not even close.”
“That’s not what I hear.”
“What do you hear?” I move in closer to her, the distance between us just a few inches. She doesn’t back up. “What does the world tell you you are?”
I watch her swallow, take a moment. “Oh, you know. I’m too self-absorbed. Narcissistic. Pretentious. I live too much in my head, I’m too anti-social, too distant. I feel too much, care too much. My mother has always chided me for being too sensitive and then I was diagnosed with having hyper-sensitivity, so it turns out she was right. I am too sensitive. About everything. And there’s not a single thing I can do about it except know that when I experience reality, it’s not what everyone else experiences. For better or for worse.” She sighs. “Mainly for worse.”
I feel like this is something she doesn’t unload on many people. My instincts about her were right. She’s fragile but not weak, too much a part of the world and too much removed from it. A contradiction.
“I’m sorry,” she says, shooting me a glance. “I didn’t mean to blab away like that. I know you probably think I’m crazy now. Hell, I think I’m crazy half the time. I really wish I could just be like everyone else. To just…shut it all off.”
“You’re not crazy,” I tell her. “I’m just understanding you better.”
Her mouth quirks up into a dry smile. “I’m surprised you understand me at all. We’ve only just met.”
“True,” I tell her as I reach out and run my fingers along her jaw, tipping her chin up. “But I’m sure you of all people would know that sometimes you can connect with someone in ways you didn’t think you could. Or should.”
She barely nods, her eyes focused on mine, anticipation on her brow. I’m met with the overwhelming desire to protect and shield her which is extremely inconvenient, if not unwelcome, given the circumstances. One minute I need to fuck her, the next I need to protect her, and in the end, what I really need is to do the job I set out to do...


COVER REVEAL: Throne of Truth by Pepper Winters


The final conclusion to the multiple USA Today Bestseller Crown of Lies

Releasing 28th Feb!


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Blurb:
TWO YEARS
Since my life changed for the second time and not necessarily for the better. Two years since I traded prison bars for streets and hunted a runaway who I’d met in an alley.

TWO DAYS
Since I forgot how to lie, woke to fists, and chased after the girl who’d been stolen from me.

TWO HOURS
To save her, rescue her, keep my lies intact. She looks at me full of hate. I look at her full of confession.

TWO MINUTES
For our relationship to switch from mutual dislike to floundering with unknowns. I’ve hurt her. Now, she’s hurt me. I guess we’re even.

TWO SECONDS
For her to listen, to see, to finally know who I am. The answer comes with hardship. The answer isn’t what she wants to hear.

TWO BREATHS
For me to walk out the door.

TWO HEARTBEATS
For it all to be over.


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Thursday, February 16, 2017

REVIEW: Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward

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From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a sexy, STANDALONE second-chance romance.

They called him Mack Daddy. No, seriously, his name was Mack. Short for Mackenzie. Thus, the nickname. Perfect, right?

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So was he: perfect. The perfect physical male specimen.

At the private school where I taught, Mack Morrison was the only man around in a sea of women.

Everyone wanted a piece of the hot single father of the sweet little boy.

I was riddled with jealousy, because they didn’t know that—to me—he was much more.

They didn’t know about our past.

He’d chosen my school for his son on purpose, because Mack and I, we had unfinished business.

As my friend Lorelai so eloquently put it: “Unfinished business between two people who are clearly attracted to each other is like an eternal case of blue balls.” And I was suffering in pain from my case.

I was still intensely attracted to Mack. I tried to resist him, immersing myself further into a relationship with another man just to protect my heart.

Not to mention, getting involved with a parent was strictly against school rules. But seeing Mack day in and day out was breaking me down.

And soon I might be breaking all the rules.

Author's note – Told in alternating points of view, Mack Daddy is a full-length standalone novel.



     

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And I totally swooned!

This is short and sweet review because this is a book that once you devour it like I did, you will savior every word that comes out of Mack's mouth.

He will have you laugh,
cry,
hot,
and make you want to give into his spell of falling in love with him.

And that is exactly what happened to Francesca (aka: Frankie).

A great story told in dual Points of View that gave just the right amount of  love, angst and drama I love to read in books.  

Second chances are ones that are worth going for and Mack & Francesca showed us that sometimes the wait is definitely worth it.

Find out if Mack can get his Happily Ever after with Francesca.

Go One click!

**ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review***

4 Cherries Popped

    

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 Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a fifteen-time New York Times bestseller of twelve novels. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

COVER REVEAL: The Hitchhiker by Charlie Lee


Title: THE HITCHHIKER
Author: Charlie Lee

"You can run, but can you hide?"

Life was perfect. 

I was on top of the world winning one case after the other leaving no survivors in the wake of my devastation. They may see a pair of long legs in Louboutin heels, but remember my name when I'm finished with them.

Caitlin Winslow, the best, cut-throat defense lawyer in California. 

I never play to lose. 
It's not in my DNA.
The actions of ethics don't exist in my domain.

Satan, my father, who shaped my life turns up dead. Kill shot to the back of the head in his sleep. The people who murdered him aren't stopping with his death. They're after me.

I ran in the dark of night. Karma that evil bitch meets me step by step and forced me to stick out my thumb on the side of the lonely highway. I'm now the HITCHHIKER begging for redemption.

Oh, how life has a funny way of smacking you in the face.

Katch Sterling storms into my life, and now I'm in his car.

Broody.
Dark.
All-man
My complete opposite.
Who would've thought my world would come full circle on that lonely highway with a hired killer...




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A secret duo of USA Today Bestselling Authors have teamed up to bring you the sexy world of opposites crashing together.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

NEW RELEASE: Revived By Tia Lewis

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Revived
A Bad Boy MMA Fighter Romance
(Warrior Zone Fighter Book #2)
By
Tia Lewis

Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: February 13th

Hosted By: Chance Promotions


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SYNOPSIS

I'll stop at nothing until Julia Chase is safe in my arms.I had it all — fame, fortune, a woman who loved me, and the start of a family — until one tragic night took them all away...

Now, only my nightmares keep me company. I haven't stepped in the cage since, keeping my distance from everything I once loved to avoid the pain of losing anything or anyone again.

Then a fateful night brought her to me...

She was running for her life — afraid for her safety. No matter how much I wanted to turn away from Julia Chase, her courage and mesmerizing blue eyes drew me in.
To keep her safe, I have to fight my own demons and conquer hers — then I'll claim her as mine.

Revived is a steamy sports romance novel and book 2 in the Warrior Zone Fighters series. It's only recommended for audiences 18+. No cheating. No cliffhangers. Guaranteed HEA.


WARRIOR ZONE FIGHTERS SERIES:

Redemption: LIVE & FREE on Kindle Unlimited!
Revived: LIVE & FREE on Kindle Unlimited!
Reckless: Coming March 2017
Restrained: Coming April 2017


About The Author:

TIA LEWIS

Tia Lewis is a romance author from the Midwest who writes about smart, sexy, sassy women and hot, possessive alpha males. Her favorite bad boys to write about include sports players, mafia, bikers, billionaires, and the bad-ass next door. You can find her cooking, reading, or traveling when she’s not busy working on her next release.
Want to be kept up to date on new releases? Text LEWIS to 31996!


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COVER REVEAL: 254 Days by Isabelle Peterson



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245 DAYS by Isabelle Peterson

Release Date: March, 7, 2017 
**Pre-Order starts Feb. 14, 2017
Pre-Order price - $2.99 thru March 14, 2017. 
Then up to $3.99.

Genre: MM Romance


  

Synopsis: 
Ashley Brennan, son of a luxury hotel chain billionaire, is happy consulting and teaching business. Moving from California to an opportunity in Connecticut at the prestigious New England University, Ashley takes it to escape a string of bad luck in the romance department. Meeting Taylor at the off campus bar, The Library, Ashley feels his luck may be changing.

Taylor Davis is nearing the end of his college career and looking forward to moving out west, escaping the cold winters of the North and possibly the judgement of his parents, who don’t yet know his sexual orientation. After only a handful of brief “relationships,” Taylor’s not so sure love is in the cards for him, until he meets Ashley. Everything with Ashley feels so comfortable, so natural. 

When Ashley and Taylor put together that Ashley is Taylor’s professor, how will they make it 245 Days to the end of the school year when Taylor graduates and is no longer off limits? And even if they can make it to the end of the year, will everything else in their lives still line up?


PRE-ORDER LINKS:
Amazon CA: bit.ly/245daysca
Amazon UK: bit.ly/245daysuk
Amazon AU: bit.ly/245daysau
Barnes & Noble: bit.ly/245daysNook 


 Excerpt from 245 Days

Just then, a familiar voice rang through the classroom and my attention was directed to the front. 
“Good afternoon and welcome to Business 101. If this is not where you’re supposed to be, I won’t be offended if you leave.” I sat stunned and eyes pinned to the man in front of the room; disbelief rushing through me. “I’m Ashley Brennan,” he continued. “Before you go snickering about my name, I like it.” The class laughed along with him (or at him), as I sat stunned out of my mind, my heart pounded wildly in my chest, and my dick reacting with an outrageous response all his own. Ashley? He was teaching this class? He was ‘A. Brennan’? I thought he was in business and marketing? Oooooh… Then it dawned on me. He teaches business and marketing.
I felt like I couldn’t breathe, and I definitely couldn’t take my eyes off of him. He looked fucking incredible in a green and blue checked, button-down shirt with a blue tie. He wore slim fitting dark pants and I was torn between wanting him to turn around so I could see his ass in those pants, and needing him to stay facing me so I could take in his drop-dead, gorgeous face again; the face—as well as other things—that I couldn’t get out of my mind since leaving his house late last night. Those serious eyes behind the horn-rimmed glasses. And how fucking hot he looked without the glasses. And that jaw of his…that angular jaw with a little less stubble than last night. I found myself wondering what he’d look like with a few days growth, and what he’d look like freshly shaven.
“A little background about me,” he continued, his eyes sweeping the class of nearly fifty students as he smiled. When his eyes landed on me, they skidded to a halt and his cool appearance faltered. He licked his lips and took a breath before pulling his eyes from mine and continuing. I was simply riveted. This felt like an out of body experience. Like any minute now I was going to wake up. “Um, where was I? Right. I’m new to this school, but come to you with an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business and a couple years of teaching at Stanford. I’m covering for Professor Redding; some of you may have signed up for her class, but she’s out on maternity leave, due in just a few weeks, but I promise to do my best and honor her reputation. In addition to teaching this class, I am teaching three other classes and I consult for a couple of companies in the area. Why teach? Why not just consult and manage hedge funds? you may ask. While there is big money there, and it’s exciting, well, I have a knack for teaching, and I enjoy it.” When he said enjoy, his eyes flew right to mine, and I swear, I stopped breathing. 
I quickly glanced to my right and left to see if anyone else noticed that Ashley…Mr. Brennan…was looking at me. 

PRE-ORDER LINKS:
Amazon CA: bit.ly/245daysca
Amazon UK: bit.ly/245daysuk
Amazon AU: bit.ly/245daysau
Kobo: https: bit.ly/245dayskobo
Barnes & Noble: bit.ly/245daysNook 



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ISABELLE PETERSON be giving away an AWESOME Prize Pack! 
There will be 3 winners!
  • 1 lucky entrant will receive, a Signed Paperback Copy of 245 Days, a Blue Kindle Fire, a $25 Amazon Gift Card, and my favorite lip balm - a SoftLips Sugar Cube. 
  • 1st runner up will receive a Signed Paperback Copy of 245 Days.
  • And 2nd runner up will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card.


WINNER WILL BE DRAWN: MARCH 15TH, 2017



About the Author: 


Isabelle Peterson is a Chicago suburban girl living in coastal Connecticut with her husband of more than twenty years, shih tzu, and is the mother of two incredibly talented children. Isabelle has an associates degree in Advertising Design and Illustration, and a Bachelors of Science in Behavior Psychology. She has worked many jobs including, but not limited to, waitressing, working in schools with special needs children, real estate, mortgage lending, and even some time in a lawyer’s office, all giving her unique insights into many walks of life and inspire many of the characters she now writes about. Alongside being a novelist, Isabelle is also a screenplay writer working on many exciting projects. When she’s not writing, Isabelle can be found cooking…if she weren’t a creative writer, she’d probably be a chef somewhere.



Author Links:
Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram:  @izzykpeterson