Friday, January 30, 2015

Blog Tour Stop: Second Debt (Indebted #3) by Pepper Winters

“I tried to play a game. I tried to wield deceit as perfectly as the Hawks. But when I thought I was winning, I wasn’t. Jethro isn’t what he seems—he’s the master of duplicity. However, I refuse to let him annihilate me further.”

Nila Weaver has grown from naïve seamstress to full-blown fighter. Every humdrum object is her arsenal, and sex…sex is her greatest weapon of all. 

She’s paid the First Debt. She’ll probably pay more.

But she has no intention of letting the Hawks win. 

Jethro Hawk has found more than a worthy adversary in Nila—he’s found the woman who could destroy him. There’s a fine line between hatred and love, and an even finer path between fear and respect. 

The fate of his house rests on his shoulders, but no matter how much ice lives inside his heart, Nila flames too bright to be extinguished.

3.5 stars

Nila and Jethro continue to play this "cat and mouse" game. There's not much to say without giving away too much, but their story always keeps me on the edge. The push and pull between the two is HOT. 

One minute, I love Jethro and then next I can't stand him. He has such a hot and cold personality. But it does all boil down to what he is starting to see with his family. And ugh, his Father and brother, Daniel, need a good ass-kicking.
The way Nila deals with the situation on hand is amazing. She is such a strong-willed woman, despite the situation she is in.

In this series, we get a little more info on the sister that is 'hidden' in the wings. I found her character intriguing and mysterious.

As always, this book keeps handing out plenty of twists and turns. And leaves you wanting the next book ASAP. 

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About the Author:
Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex... her books have sex.
She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Blog Tour Stop: Beautifully Insightful by K.C. Lynn


Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong? Like you never fit in, or you weren’t good enough? This is how I have felt for as long as I can remember. 

I see the world differently than everyone else, I feel everything differently and I reflect on life differently. And being different in my world is not a good thing.

I live in a place that’s divided between the rich and the poor, the beautiful and the unbeautiful, the prestigious and the mediocre. I have always belonged in the first category, because my father was the Governor of Georgia. 

Growing up around people I could never relate with, my life had always been lonely, that was until my senior year when I met the one boy who would change my life forever. A boy who my parents would never approve of because he didn’t come from money or the same social class. He rode a motorcycle, had tattoos and was considered to be from the wrong side of the tracks. Yet he was still envied by many.

Ryder Jameson was someone who every guy feared, and one who every girl wanted to be touched by. He didn’t do attachments, or have friends… until me. And for the first time in my life I finally felt like I belonged. When I was with him, my different didn’t feel wrong or ugly. He made me feel beautiful- insightfully beautiful. Then one day my world came crashing down on me, and it would be six years before I'd once again see the boy I fell in love with.


After working my ass off I am given the opportunity of a lifetime, and if I pull it off I will be the youngest FBI agent to run one of the biggest undercover operations in history. Only the case that gets thrown in front of me leads me back to the one place I swore I would never return to, and to the only girl who’s ever mattered to me. 

Except Emily Michaels is not the same girl I left behind. She still looks the same, she’s still beautiful inside and out, but there’s one thing that’s very different about her, one very big thing, and it’s something I didn’t think was possible.

Ryder and I come from a world where politics separates us and wealth defines us, but even after all this time we will not let it divide us. 

Here is our story.


4 Beautiful Stars

The title of this fabulous book is exactly what it is--Beautifully Insightful. I'm a huge fan of Ms. Lynn's work, particularly her the Men of Honor series, and this one did not disappoint. And's got some hot, dirty talking in it!

Emily Michaels is such a beautiful character inside and out. She's deals with horrible parents--her Mom--yeah--wanted to bitch-slap that woman...many times. Even though she grew up in a heartless family with wealth and status, Emily was just grounded. She has a huge heart and soul.  

And in comes Ryder Jameson, the bad boy of school. The kid that was rumored to be trouble and "white trash." Emily has been warned to stay away from him, but after their first meet, an intense pull/chemistry happened between these two. I loved their connection immediately--these two broke all stereotypes.

Emily and Ryder shared intense and beautiful moments throughout the school year, even though their relationship was hidden from her family. 

But eventually heartbreak happens and Emily is left wondering about Ryder and why he left her behind.

Boom...six years later Ryder comes back a changed (hotter!) man. Let's just say their reunion was full of surprises. And Emily world is turned upside by this boy who she gave her heart to and was crushed. 

Ryder and Emily reconnect and it's hot and lots of dirty talking. But of course it's not without drama and angst. Beautiful Insightful is filled with plenty of twists and suspense that keeps you turning the page to the very end. 

And I think Emily's BFF, Cece and her Louis' purses need a book now! 

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About the Author
K.C. Lynn is a small town girl living in Western Canada. She married her high school sweetheart and they have four amazing children: two lovely girls and a set of handsome twin boys. It was her love of romance books that gave K.C. the courage to sit down and write her own novel. When she is not in her writing cave, pounding out new characters and stories, she can be found living between the pages of a book, meeting new tattooed, hot alpha males with very big...Hearts.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ARC Review: Kyland (A Sign of Love) by Mia Sheridan

Dirt poor. Hillbilly. Backwoods hick. Mountain folk. 

Tenleigh Falyn struggles each day to survive in a small, poverty-stricken, coal mining town where she lives with her sister and mentally ill mother. Her dream of winning the college scholarship given to one student by the local coal company and escaping the harshness of her life, keeps her going.

Kyland Barrett lives in the hills, too, and has worked tirelessly—through near starvation, through deep loneliness, against all odds—to win the Tyton Coal Scholarship and leave the town that is full of so much pain.

They're both determined not to form any attachments, but one moment changes everything. What happens when only one person gets to win? When only one person gets to leave? And what happens to the one left behind? 

Kyland is a story of desperation and hope, loss and sacrifice, pain and forgiveness, but ultimately, a story of deep and unending love.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY TAURUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.


5 Stars
I can't tell you how much I loved this book. It is heart-warming and beautifully written! Ms. Sheridan did a fabulous job in making me more appreciative of every little thing we have in life--even if it's something so simple! Tenleigh and Kyland, are two the most selfless characters ever! I loved them and their triumphant story. I was truly touched by this book and will last with me for a long time. 

Tenleigh and Kyland come from an unfortunate, poverty-stricken town. They struggled for shelter, money and food. But having very little does not stop these two from being positive and looking at their end goal--going to college and making their lives better for themselves and for their families. They were both determined to win a full-ride scholarship that was to be awarded to one student. Tenleigh was determined to win it to make her life better and helping her sister and mom. And Kyland was determined to win the scholarship to get out of town and never look back again.

As their friendship blossomed over the course of the school year, they tried to avoid any romantic feelings, because they knew getting out of town was their only way to survive and turn their lives around. So no attachments should be involved. But over time, their friendship started to turn into something more. Their love for each other became deep and knowing that it should end, became a struggle for both. They both wanted each other to be OK and be better. 

They always thought of the other before themselves, no matter the consequences or the outcome. But sometimes you have to give up your dreams to make one's life better--it's all done for love. 

This book left you emotionally charged, that is full of angst, heartbreak and hope!

Kyland is one of my favorite reads so far in 2015.   

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Blog Tour Stop: Kick (Savage Saints MC #1) by Carmen Jenner

When I was ten, my father indoctrinated me into the family.

A brotherhood who would fight, protect, and give their lives for one another. A club whose ties ran thicker than blood, murkier than the dirt and grime that tainted my soul. Stronger than the bonds that connected me to my own family.

A band of brothers, where loyalty was kept and paid in a currency of blood.

When I was twenty-seven, I betrayed that brotherhood.

I’ve spent every day since running, avoiding paying back that debt.

My name is Daniel Johnson. I have betrayed everyone I ever loved.

And I’ll betray her too.

This is my story—if you’re screwed up enough to want to read it.

Warning: Kick contains graphic violence, profanity, drug use, and explicit sexual situations of a taboo nature. Intended for an 18+ audience only. Not intended for pussies.

3.5 Stars

Kick is not a love story filled with hearts and flowers. It's raw, gritty, harsh and just...just wow!

Daniel Johnson, aka, Kick, is one serious hot-head and bad ass. He's lived a rough life and he lives with betrayal and regret. He may be with the Savage Saints MC, but that doesn't mean he's always had protection of his brothers. His past continues to haunt him. 

In comes Indie. Indie is beyond broken--she's been through some horrific ordeal and for some reason, Kick has it in him to save her. But it's not the typical way of how a person saves someone who is broken. Kick may come off as insensitive, but deep down he cares. 

Kick goes from past to present, which made the story flow seamlessly. This book takes you on a wild, hard-to-swallow ride and the scenes are horrible and graphic, but it goes with the story. There is no other way to tell this story. Ms. Jenner did a great job on keeping me on the edge of my seat and cringing at some parts. Kick and Indie eventually find their own HEA, but getting there was no easy.

Looking forward in more to this series. 

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I take a deep shuddering breath, close my eyes and stretch my hand towards him. His touch is gentle this time, far more gentle than I’d ever thought someone with so much uncontained violence to him could be.
“Spread your fingers,” he commands. I do, and he lifts the roll of tape, presses the edge to my skin and begins winding it over my knuckles. I close my eyes. The strident sound of it stretching out from the roll makes me want to flee. It makes me want to run as far from his touch—from any man’s touch—as I can possibly get.
The feel of the tape against my flesh, binding, holding, is so much worse. I tug on my hand, but he won’t let go. My heartrate skyrockets, and sweat beads erupt over my brow and upper lip. I’m in that room again, struggling, screaming, trying to fight them off, and failing.
 Biker knows it, too. His dark eyes challenge, they dare me to run, but they also implore me to stay. It’s ironic that the only thing keeping me here, keeping me grounded, is the man who abducted me.
He holds my gaze. I don’t know exactly what is hidden in his dark blue one, but it suffocates the panic within me, douses it like water flooding flames. He bends his head to my hand. Taking the paper tape in his mouth, he rips it with his teeth.

I still. I soften. His gaze doesn’t leave mine, not even once. Not even when he starts in on my wrist, gently biting through each piece of tape before pressing it down with his rough hands. I’m mesmerised by his mouth, the piercing, and the soft, full lips. The light catches a silver chain around his neck, something I’ve never noticed before—but then I try not to make a habit of staring too closely at him. Not now, though. Now I watch every twitch, every blink, every intake of breath, and every inch that is swallowed up by his mouth moving closer to my flesh.

About the Author
Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA TODAY Best Selling Author, doctor, pilot and CIA agent.  She's also a compulsive, flagrant prevaricator who gets to make things up for a living.

While Sugartown may not technically exist, Carmen grew up in a small Australian town just like it, and just like her characters, she always longed for something more. They didn't have an Elijah Cade, though.
If they did, you can be sure she would have never left.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Release Day Blitz: FALLING FOR JILLIAN by Kristen Proby

Falling for Jillian CoverWe can't wait to share this Release Day Launch for Kristen Proby's FALLING FOR JILLIAN with you! FALLING FOR JILLIAN is an erotic contemporary romance and the third book in the bestselling Love Under the Big Sky Series, published by Pocket Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Check out this amazing book below and grab your copy today!

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 From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby comes the third romance in the Love Under the Big Sky series, featuring a veteran struggling with PTSD and the one woman who can help him recover—and learn to love again. Jillian thought she was a city girl through and through; the fast cars, high fashion, and glamour—she loves it all. But when her ex tells her he’s having a baby with his new wife (after Jillian struggled for years to get pregnant), she hightails it back to Montana to cry on the shoulder of her best friend, Cara. But in truth, Jillian would rather be comforted by someone else…specifically Zack, Cara’s brother-in-law. Zack is a veteran of the Iraq War who came back to the family ranch to raise his preteen son after the boy’s mother took off. He’s struggling to re-establish a relationship with his son, and warding off the demons of PTSD, which still haunt him. The last thing he needs is bold, brassy Jillian…but why can’t he keep his hands off her?

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Loving Cara

“Okay, plug them in.” I run to the porch and plug in the lights, then run back into the front yard to see them. “Oh, they’re so pretty!” “Thank God they all work,” he says as he tosses the black shoe down to the ground and then moves carefully down to the ladder. “It would be a bitch to have to take them back down.” “I checked them,” I assure him, and when his foot finally lands safely on the snow and he turns to me, I hit him on the arm. “You shouldn’t have done that! You took ten years off my life!” I throw my arms around his torso and squeeze him tightly, then back away. “No, you shouldn’t have been on that ladder. If I catch you on one again, I’ll spank your ass until it glows.” My jaw drops as I gaze up into his frustrated face. For once in my life, I’m speechless. I scowl as I pull myself together and clench my fists. “You wouldn’t dare . . .” “Put yourself in danger again and see if I don’t,” he replies calmly and crosses his arms over his chest. “Did you come here to bully me?” He sighs and pulls his beanie off his head, pushing his fingers through the messy brown strands. I want to sink my fingers in that thick, dark hair. “No. I came because you won’t answer your fucking phone so I can apologize for the other night.” “I don’t want your apology,” I reply and throw the extra lights and staple gun back into the tote and turn away, but he catches my arm and turns me back to him, takes the tote, and sets it down. “I’m going to give it anyway.” His jaw is firm. “I had no right to kiss you like that in the parking lot for everyone to see.” I jerk back, mortified. “You’re apologizing for kissing me?”       

Author pic_Montana About Kristen Proby: New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.      

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Blog Tour Stop: Bitter Sweet Love by R.C. Stephens

Title: Bitter Sweet Love
Author: R.C. Stephens
Release Date: Jan 18, 2015
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After enduring an abusive childhood and having her heart broken by the only boy she trusts, Alexis White vows to never let anyone hurt her again. She's left her troubled past behind and starts a new life at college. For the past seven years, her social calendar has been filled with frat parties, drinking, and meaningless sexual hook-ups. Until one night she unexpectedly gets saved by a tall, dark, and handsome French foreigner, Luc Blanchard. He's charming, sophisticated, and very interested in Lexi, who has presented herself as a challenge when she tells him relationships aren't her thing.
She finds herself sucked in by his own intriguing past. But everything changes when Dylan Priestley, the gorgeous boy who broke her heart and shattered her faith in friendship and love, suddenly shows up in her life again while back home on a visit. Dylan doesn't hide his feelings for Lexi, but she can't forgive or forget being betrayed by the one person she ever truly loved.
Despite the pain Dylan's caused her, Lexi is once again drawn to the blue-eyed-boy-next-door. Will Lexi choose the man who seems perfect but hides a dark side or the boy who smashed her heart into pieces so many years ago?
Warning: this Book Ends in a cliffhanger. This is book one of a trilogy. Release dates will be held close together.
All proceeds from Jan 18 – Feb 1 will be donated to the SickKids Foundation

3.5 Stars
Can I just say this book is filled with pure angst. And I loved it. 

Alexis White is one hot mess. Her heart has been broken by the one boy she grew up with and loved. She's broken and burned from her past and she vows to take charge of her own life--doing whatever the hell she wants.That means hooking up (and OMG did she ever!), drinking and just living her life.

She then meets hot Frenchman, Luc. On the surface, he's handsome, rich and willing to give Lexi anything she wants. But her friends and sister have a different feeling about him--the vibe is not good. But of course, Lexi is living her life and wants Luc in it. That's until, the boy from her past comes back.

Seven years may have past, by Dylan has never forgotten Lexi. And Lexi hasn't forgotten about him. The chemistry and love is still there after all these years, but Lexi doesn't want to go down that road (or at least tries).

As she is trying to figure out her life between both men, Lexi ends up deep with Luc. While everyone is trying to tell her not to. Bitter Sweet Love takes you on a suspenseful ride of who these and ends up with that (already warned!) cliffhanger!

Excited to know how this story works out between these characters in the next installments.  

January 2013
Have you ever been at such a low point in your life when you saw the light to the other side? I thought it was something that people experienced when they were old and gray and had lived a life full of hopes, dreams, accomplishments, and family. I never thought that the angel would come for me at twenty-five. It’s my birthday.

It’s also the day I die.

She’s here. I can see the light around her and feel the warmth of her presence, amber liquid pouring too quickly over my head. The heat flows between my legs.

What’s happening? So much blood leaves my body. I can’t feel pain. I see only light and crimson. This is my end, but I’m not ready. I have so many things left unfinished, so many mistakes to correct. This is all my fault. The baby will die and I did this.

He will never forgive me. I need to see him one more time. I need to tell him the truth. He needs to understand what happened. I thought life would be different. I thought I had more time. If only I had more time.

My life can’t end like this.

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R.C. Stephens was born in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from York University with a Master’s Degree in Political Science.

Her debut Novel Bitter Sweet Love is book one of the Twisted Trilogy. Followed by Twisted Love and Sweet Love Forever.

R.C. is an avid reader, so when she isn’t cooking for her clan or on her laptop writing, she’s snuggled tight with her Kindle devouring any romance novel she can. Okay, with the exception of Thursday nights. She makes time for Scandal and Vampire Diaries. She’s a fan of drama and suspense but she’s also a sucker for a happy ending.

Her husband was her first teenage love. They live together with their three children in Toronto. Loving Canadian winters she could never think of living anywhere else.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Throb by Vi Keeland

The rules:
No dating.
No sex outside of the game.
No disclosing the terms of the contract.
Rules were made to be broken, right?
Eight weeks ago I signed a contract.  One that seemed like a good idea at the time.  A handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed.  There were some rules though.  Lots of them actually.  Follow the script, no dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal.  After my self-imposed moratorium on men the last year, it wouldn’t be hard to live up to my end of the bargain…so I thought.  Until I realized the deal I’d made was with the devil…and I was in love with his dirty-talking brother.

About the Author
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!