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Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway ~~ Find Me by Laurelin Page

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FIND ME is the HIGHLY ANTICIPATED sequel to FREE ME and the Conclusion of Gwen and JC’s Story 

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Blurb

Gwen Anders came to The Sky Launch to begin fresh, away from the horrors of her past. She fit in quickly, becoming good friends with her co-manager, Alayna Withers and the owner of the club, Hudson Pierce. Though the circumstances that brought her here were not the best, she’s never felt more at home. 

But starting a new life means letting go. And there are some things she doesn’t want to leave behind – like JC, the man who taught her how to let loose. The man she wasn’t supposed to fall in love with. The man she doesn’t want to lose. 

Now, with the reason she ran still a threat, Gwen fears she’ll never be able to move on completely. And if she does, can she still hold out hope that JC loves her enough to come and find her?

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Excerpt 

I grabbed my cell and checked the time. It was six-twenty-nine. I threw it in my purse and turned back to the mirror to give myself a pep talk. “We will not have sex. We will not have sex. We will not have sex.”

Jesus, I was so horny already, and I hadn’t even seen him yet. I’d thought about taking care of myself before JC got there but wasn’t sure if that would make things better or worse. By the time I’d decided it would make it better, Ben was there, and now JC was ringing my buzzer.

“You look incredible,” he said when I opened the door.

I blushed as I gave him a onceover. He was dressed in khakis with a fitted shirt and a lightweight jacket. Lots of buttons, I thought. Which was a good thing, considering how damn good he looked. Had he always been that buff? “You do, too.” My thighs felt hot. Good thing I’d changed out of my pants.

I really should have pulled out my vibrator earlier.

“You brought flowers?” I’d been so taken by him I hadn’t noticed the small bouquet in his hands. Three red roses dressed with some smaller white bell-shaped flowers I couldn’t identify were wrapped in a red ribbon. I hadn’t expected it. “I didn’t know you were the kind of guy who brought girls roses.”

He shrugged with one shoulder. “I’m trying to impress you. I have a feeling this date is a test of some kind, and I want to make sure I pass.”

“Not a test,” I said dismissively. Though, wasn’t that what this was? A test to see if we got along as well outside the bedroom as we did inside? “But thank you. You do impress.”

I shifted my weight to one hip and flitted my glance between JC, still standing on the other side of the threshold, and the flowers in my hand. “I should put these in water.” But I wasn’t sure I was ready to invite him in. Because in meant we’d be closer to my bed. And my couch. And my kitchen counter. All of which were locations that could be tempting.

Really, I just shouldn’t be anywhere alone with him.

Either JC felt the same way I did or he could read my mind. “You can do that later. The plastic containers on the stems should last until we get back. And we should get going.”

“Perfect.” I set them on the console table behind me, relieved and nervous all at once. I took a deep breath, grabbed my purse, and turned back to him. “Let’s go!”

In the hallway, he offered me his hand. I took it, then, there it was—the shock of his touch as his fingers weaved with mine. I let out an involuntary sigh, and with it bricks of tension fell from my body. Release. It shuddered through me as electricity sparked up my limb from where we were connected and spread throughout my body, and I wondered if this was what it felt like to melt. What it felt like to be frozen for so long and then, finally, to have the sun brush against cold ice, transforming it into something more fluid, something entirely different.

I glanced down to where we were joined, so overcome by how right it felt to be touching him in this simple way. When I looked back at him, I found his eyes pinned on me. His expression said he’d felt it too.

“You messed up, you know,” he said, as we started toward the elevator. “You were supposed to wear something that I didn’t want to rip off of you.”

My cheeks heated—actually, I wasn’t sure they’d ever cooled from the first blush he’d caused. “You said it would be impossible for me to wear anything that wouldn’t elicit that response. The only other choice was to go naked.”

“That would have been an excellent choice.”

“But not very practical.”

“I’ve never been a fan of practical.” He pushed the call button and the elevator doors opened immediately, the car likely still there from when he’d arrived.

We stepped inside, our hands still molded together. The doors closed, and I so badly wanted to turn and kiss him.

Instead I delivered the short speech I’d practiced since I’d woken up that afternoon. “I think I should tell you, I don’t have sex on first dates.”

“Wow. That’s…surprising. Considering we had sex before we’d ever even been on a date.” He squeezed my hand. “But, after you left me with blue balls this morning, I already figured out you’d turned into a prude.”

I laughed. “I’m not a prude. I’m cautious. And that’s nothing new. That’s always been me.”

“Yes, it has.” The short phrase was full of subtext, and I knew he was remembering how uptight I’d been when we’d first met. Icy. Frigid bitch.

“I’m better than I was,” I assured him.

He nodded. “I know. Otherwise you wouldn’t have given me even this much of you. And if you want to wait, then I can too.”

What I wanted was to push him against the wall and devour him.

But that was an in-the-moment want, and long-term, I wanted a relationship that was real and lasting. “Thank you. It means a lot.”

He leaned in close and, though we were alone, whispered in my ear. “I’m not going to say that I’m not dying to have you under me, Gwen. Because I am. But I’m dying to just be with you more.”

Despite the descent of the elevator, his words sent me floating. “You’re really good at that impressing thing.”

He gave me my favorite grin. “Who knew?”

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Laurelin Paige is the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She’s a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She’s also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn’t do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio.

 

 

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Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway ~~ Fallen Crest University by Tijan

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Sam & Mason return in Fallen Crest University!

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Blurb

Fallen Crest is back with a vengeance!

Samantha, Mason, and Logan are all together and united with one common enemy: Park Sebastian, the king of fraternity douchebags.

With professional football scouts eyeing his every move, Mason Kade has to walk the line for the first time in his life. Any move he makes against Sebastian has to be perfect and under the radar. One mistake, and his career is over.

Sebastian has other plans. Mason’s career isn’t his target—not even close. Wanting to destroy Mason completely, Sebastian knows he must hit him where it hurts the most: Samantha, who doesn’t give a rat’s ass that she’s the target.

Sam is bound and determined to protect Mason herself, no matter the cost, but what if the cost is beyond her imagination? What if this time, the villain wins?

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KERRY’S 4.75 STAR REVIEW

I know this has been a long awaited book for most. It was so worth the wait. We have followed Mason, Logan, Nat and Sam through some monumental life changing events. When you become an adult it’s even harder going up against the world. These 3 have of course have been through it all and still they have each to hold on too. What a game changer FCU is for everyone.
Tijan has delivered a must read you will devour it. I’m left in such a book hangover. It’s filled with angst, drama and suspense this is one of my favorite series and honestly what’s not to love. There’s two alpha males that will protect and one strong willed woman who shows no fear. They have been through hell and back but still stand strong; they are family.

“We always stood has a united front, the fearsome foursome but it was about to change I had to protect Mason his future depended on it. He always protected us but we had to protect him and his future Logan and I are keeping things from Mason but it seems he is doing the same, we are not the family we should be but at the same time we are, this is what we do… We protect, stand against anyone who hurts are family.”

Sebastian is a calculated manipulator, who moves with ease before he strikes and he has his eyes on Sam he knows the only way to take down Mason is through the one he loves. But Sebastian doesn’t know who he is really dealing with and what we are capable of doing to him and anyone who came at us. Hey we took down the best, Analise was one calculated cold- hearted snake and we made her crumble so what was another player on the chess board.
Fallen Crest University isn’t the last of this fearsome foursome it’s just the beginning what to see what they are up to next, I know if will be awhile but they are so worth the wait

 

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Excerpt

I drew one of his fingers into my mouth. My tongue wrapped around it. I wanted to forget about my afternoon and how I was going to handle that situation. I wanted to get lost in his arms.

Seeing what I wanted, Mason tipped us both back, cradling me on his chest as he lay down. I was securely in his arms, and he rolled me over, so he was looming above me. His eyes darkened, holding my gaze before dropping to my lips where a small smile showed, and I let go of his finger. The ache for him already started inside me.

A knowing grin formed on his face, and without saying a word, he slipped from the bed to lock the door and flip the lights off. My heart started pounding. The need for him was rising between my legs, and I licked my lips, watching as he took his shirt off. He was all muscle. I could make out every single one of them as he came back to me. The flames were growing hotter and hotter. I wanted to slide my hands over every inch of him. I wanted to feel his weight on top of me. I wanted to feel him inside me.

I wanted him to break the fucking bed for me.

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I didn’t begin writing until after undergraduate college. There’d been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can’t blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I’m hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.

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Blog Tour ~~ The Scene by Roxy Sloane

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Miami. The city of sex, sin — and secrets.

I came here with one mission: solve the mystery behind my brother’s death.
Somebody’s got answers.
Somewhere, I’ll find what I’m looking for.

I didn’t bet on Xavier. He’s my way into the scene — and my biggest threat.
I should keep my distance, but I can’t stay away.

I’m playing with fire, and I just pray I don’t get burned.

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KERRY’S 3 1/2 STAR REVIEW

Miami is were you want to be…everything happens there. It’s the scene, but is it for Nicole Scott (aka Nikki)? She moves there to be with her high school best friend Hailey who gets her a job working at resort on Fisher Island were the clientele is very high end. Nikki also wanted a change of scenery from small town to the city after the death of her brother Eli, but she is also there secretly to find out what really happened to him. Eli’s death was something Nikki and her family took very hard, they were told his death was an accident that he was caught up in a drug ring. But Nikki just isn’t buying it and wants to clear his name.

While Nikki is playing detective, asking questions that could get her killed,  she meets Xavier. The hot, sexy billionaire who is staying at the resort. She has tried to avoid all social activity that involves him. But he keeps pursuing her, and Nikki falls in lust.

Nikki and Xavier continue to see each other, they are hot and heavy and the sex is all Nikki can think about. She needs to get her head on and start looking for answers, she gets in deep with El Jefe dangerous circle of friends, the more Nikki digs the more secrets, lies that get uncovered.

This is full of mystery, suspense, roller coaster ride of emotions that will keep you guessing till the end.. Lots of curveballs. I was glued and read all 3 in a row. You will have another book boyfriend after this Xavier is swooning, hot, alpha male that will have you melting!

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Xavier is standing between me and the front door, so I move past him. If I turn around and look at him right now, I know I won’t be able to force myself to leave.

But he takes care of it for me. He takes my arm and pulls me to face him. We lock eyes and he quickly walks me backwards until I hit the wall. His body slams into me as he goes for my mouth.

The kiss is hot, his tongue playing aggressively with mine. His hands grip my sides, and I link mine around his neck, burying them in his thick, dark hair. I pull him closer to me. I need him to kiss me like I need oxygen. Deeper, harder.

My body throbs. When he starts kissing and nibbling a trail along my neck, it’s almost too much.

Then he undoes the top two buttons on my shirt.

In a second, my bra is pushed down and he pulls one nipple into his mouth, licking and sucking on it, his teeth grazing it and sending electric shocks straight to my clit. I let out a moan, and feel him grow hard against me. I gently graze the back of his neck with my nails as he sucks softly.

“You like that? I’ve been thinking about these gorgeous breasts all day. While you were setting the table, I imagined coming up behind you and grabbing them. Would you have liked that?”

“Yes,” I whisper.

“Do you know what else I imagined?”

He doesn’t wait for me to answer, but takes my moans of pleasure as invitation enough. He pushes himself closer to me, his tongue hot and wet on my nipples, and every bit of contact pushes me farther over the edge.

I’m panting for breath, so overcome with aching need for more of him. I’ve completely forgotten why this is a bad idea. I don’t care. I just know that I have to have him.

He takes his hand and gently runs his palm over my ass as his tongue and teeth nip my neck. My nipple is still peeking through the top of my shirt, and he takes his other hand and pinches it, reminding me that I am exposed.

He makes quick work of the buttons on my shirt, opens it up, and unhooks my bra. He leans over me and resumes kissing, sucking, and lightly biting my tits. The cool air and his mouth on them has my nipples so hard and swollen that they’re almost painful. But when he tweaks them and then pinches them softly, I make noises I didn’t know I could make. I start to mewl and purr like a kitten as he ravages my chest with his mouth.

I love the feel of his tongue on me, the skin of his back as I hold him to me. I need more, and I can’t stand it.

“Please.” The ache in my voice matches the ache in my body.

“Please what?” His eyes are dark with lust.

I swallow hard, my throat gone dry. “I want…” But I can’t say it.

“You want me to fuck you?” he growls.

“God, yes.”


 

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About the Author

Roxy Sloane is a romance junkie with a dirty mind. She lives in Los Angeles with her
hot ex-military hubby and her two kids. She loves writing sexy, complex stories
about pushing the boundaries and risking it all.

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Release Tour ~~ Newly Exposed by Meghan Quinn

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NewlyExposedAdam James is a corn-fed, Nebraska raised, piece of man meat with a chiseled body and baby face. He is in desperate need of a paycheck and will do just about anything to get one, including stripping down to his skivvies and lathering up in baby oil.

Solo Cohan is a quirky hipster with a strong work ethic,raised by two gay dads who are head over heels in love with Harrison Ford and Star Wars, hence the name, Solo. She works for Teeg Model Management, the same modeling agency that decides to book Adam as their next up and coming model. Sparks ignite between her and Adam the minute her baby oil soaked hand connects with his practically naked body.

Even though Solo can’t stop thinking about Adam during photo shoots, she quickly and awkwardly, shows Adam her distaste for male models and her inability to engage romantically with them. Adam is captivated by her nerdy talk and peculiar tendencies and sets out to make it his mission to turn the Star Wars loving hipster to the dark side, where mingling with models is widely arousing.

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LOUISA’S 3.75 STAR REVIEW

This was my first book by Meghan Quinn. I am so glad I decided to read this book. it’s a perfect summer read, or I guess a perfect fall read or weekend read or whenever I guess.

You read the synopsis and thing what? A model and a girl who works there fall in love? An alpha male and the meek girl? Think again!

Meghan has created two of the most lovable characters in Solo and Adam. They are two gorgeous geeks who find each other and hope that they can make it work. Solo will continue to try and say “I don’t date models” but when it’s the right guy, you just can’t say no. Their mutual love of Star Wars will bring them together and the numerous references through the book are so cute and clever.

I loved Adam (aka Axel), you are expecting this self absorbed, hot twenty something guy who signs on to be the next big thing in modeling. But what you get is so much more. He tries his hand at modeling for quick money, not to gamble, not to buy a flashy car, but to help care for his mother and aunt. (Swoon)

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He peruse’s Solo because she’s the first person he has allowed himself to feel anything for, other than his mother and aunt.

Sweet, sassy, kick ass Solo (has the best job in the world…rubbing oil on fitness models…ummm hello, where do I sign up) is not a push over. She’s a strong, self assured, confident woman who has been burned before by a model and has sworn off models…forever!

The interaction and relationship between Adam and Solo had ME getting butterflies in MY stomach while reading. They made me laugh and there were a few tears in there two and OMG their intimate scenes were exactly that…intimate. There was surely some sexy going on, but the feelings they felt for each other was brought out during these times and I just loved it!

I hope that Meghan plans on giving us more of the Teeg models soon. They each had a special part of the book and weren’t just in the book for hotness, even though they brought it! I want to hear some more from Nolly and her sexcapades.

You will forever have a new mental image for Justin Beiber when you are finished this book! Loved it Meghan Quinn!

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00Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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Audible Review ~~ Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told By Christian by @E_L_James

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Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian Audible

See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.

In Christian’s own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.

Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?

This book is intended for mature audiences.

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LOUISA’S 4 STAR REVIEW

There was an outcry for this book and we waited and waited, then on June 18, 2015, in honor of Christian Grey’s birthday, EL James gave us what we were asking for. (So excited to say that Christian Grey and I share a birthday)

Many were unhappy with what she gave us, but I have to disagree.  I LOVED hearing everything from Christian’s POV.  It had been a while since I had read Fifty Shades of Grey, so it was so nice to hear it all again.  We get to hear exactly what Christian was feeling when he saw Ana, when he spent time with Ana and all their times in the “red room of pain” with Ana.  I loved hearing what he thought.

This POV gave me such a different perception of Christian. He was not the strong alpha male that he makes us all believe.  He questioned his “worth” so much.  He never thought he was enough for Ana and it made me sad. And holy moly, he was more of a stalker than we ever thought! And the flashbacks to his childhood crushed me.  You get a little more insight to why Christian is who he is. And like many have said…the last 3 chapters…just WOW!

Now, on the audible version of this book….

ZACHARY WEBER!  That’s all I needed to hear when this audible was being released! I was going to read or listen to this book either way, but once I hear Zachary’s name as the narrator, I pre-ordered!

I want to start a petition to have Zachary Weber’s voice dubbed into all the movies. His voice is just…perfection for me!  I think I may have loved the book even more because of his voice.

If you were unsure about reading Grey, think about trying the audible. I think you will be pleasantly surprised as to how enjoyable it is to listen to Zachary’s narration as Christian Grey!

 

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Cover Reveal ~~ Sins of Sevin by Penelope Ward

SINS OF SEVIN

(A standalone)

A Contemporary Romance novel

 New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

Penelope Ward

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Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, r.b.a designs

Photo: Scott Hoover Photography

Model: Zeb Ringle  

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RELEASE DATE: September 21, 2015

Blurb

From the New York Times bestselling author of Stepbrother Dearest, comes a new forbidden STANDALONE romance. 

What happens when the one you want is the only one you can’t have?

My name is Sevin.

Homeschooled and sheltered by my ultra-religious family, I was always taught that lust was a sin.

Elle was the girl who’d been carefully chosen for me.

After a long-distance courtship, I’d be moving into her family’s guesthouse so that we could get to know each other in the months before the wedding.

Boundaries were set: no inappropriate touching, no kissing, no sex before marriage.

I’d accepted those rules and my fate.

Until I met the one I wanted to sin with.

That was when restraint became a problem…especially since the one wasn’t Elle.

It was her sister, Evangeline.

You know what they say about best laid plans.

My name is Sevin, and I have sinned.

Told in alternating points of view, Sins of Sevin is a full-length standalone novel. Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. Only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.

Meet Penelope Ward

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and 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 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

                

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Other books from Penelope Ward

Cocky Bastard

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Stepbrother Dearest

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Gemini

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Jake Undone (Jake #1)

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My Skylar

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Review ~~ Awakened by Shey Stahl

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Awakened

How far would you go to be desired?
Would you risk it all?
Would you be someone you’re not?
After a string of unsatisfying one-night stands, Logan Gentry meets the perfect guy, Josh Daniel. Sexy, tattooed, he’s nothing like the men she usually dates. Even more unusual is her meddling sisters approve.
Falling for him is easy, but it’s what comes next that has the power to unravel her.
Faced with dark secrets from his past and a way of life she hadn’t expected, Logan has to decide if Josh is worth the risk. Shocked by his revelations, her fascination with his life opens a world before her that she was unprepared for. His desires, his wants, and his demands tempt her into a life filled with secrets, lies, and deceit.
To be desired and obsessed over is a seductive pull, one that’s difficult to escape. And once awakened, there can be no going back, even when you break the number one rule.

*Awakened is a full-length standalone with an HEA. For Mature Audiences Only*

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Louisa’s 3.75 Star Review

Ummm…I went into this book blind. I have been a long time fan of Shey Stahl. I absolutely LOVED her Racing on the Edge series…it’s one of a few series that I recommend…all the time.

So WOW! This book is so different from what I was expecting from Ms. Stahl.

We meet this sweet cupcake making, Logan.  She has been “off the market” for quite a while.  Then along comes Josh.  The construction owner who’s an absolute hottie that catches her eye…and luckily for her, he is interested too.They begin dating and have what seems like the perfect relationship.  Great friends, good times, amazing sex…then she find out what makes Josh tick…

I was totally blown away with what that secret was, and I don’t want to spoil it for anyone.  She is willing to see what it’s all about, but is worried about losing herself.  I was sad to see her go so quickly into this life with Josh, but that’s what made this story.

The sex scenes were nothing like I have read in a really long time. WOW, Shey Stahl has really perfected the sex scene. super hot, panty melting, holy moly…wowness!

I was hoping for a little more depth to the characters, I would have liked to see a few ‘situations’ handled differently, I think Ms. Stahl could have written one particular situation more thoroughly. but overall enjoyed the book.

Shey Stahl has always been a favorite author of mine and will continue to be!

If you are looking for a sexy hot book, grab this!

An ARC was provided to Blushing Babes Are Up All Night for an honest review.

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Review ~~ Sustained by Emma Chase

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Sustained (The Legal Briefs #2)

by Emma Chase 
A knight in tarnished armor is still a knight.

When you’re a defense attorney in Washington, DC, you see firsthand how hard life can be, and that sometimes the only way to survive is to be harder. I, Jake Becker, have a reputation for being cold, callous, and intimidating—and that suits me just fine. In fact, it’s necessary when I’m breaking down a witness on the stand.

Complications don’t work for me—I’m a “need-to-know” type of man. If you’re my client, tell me the basic facts. If you’re my date, stick to what will turn you on. I’m not a therapist or Prince Charming—and I don’t pretend to be.

Then Chelsea McQuaid and her six orphaned nieces and nephews came along and complicated the ever-loving hell out of my life. Now I’m going to Mommy & Me classes, One Direction concerts, the emergency room, and arguing cases in the principal’s office.

Chelsea’s too sweet, too innocent, and too gorgeous for her own good. She tries to be tough, but she’s not. She needs someone to help her, defend her…and the kids.

And that — that, I know how to do. 

KERRY’S 4 STAR REVIEW

Jake had is life figured out he was a great defense attorney and women were his playground,when he ran into unexpected curveball, he didn’t realize what he was missing. Jake was knocked of his game when he got the likes of Chelsea. Jake didn’t want to date he just wanted to play, things in is world started changing and he became a Mr. Mom, going to mommy and me classes, Jake has no idea how this happened but he knew he didn’t want it.

Chelsea entire life changed in an instant, she is no longer a twenty six years old graduate student now she is a full time parent to six children after a tragic accident kills her brother and her sister in-law. Chelsea finds herself having a difficult time balancing it all. Chelsea is doing the best job she knows how just like any parent but when she finds one of the kids in a sticky situation.

Then Jake walks in to help her out.

Jake and Chelsea balance each other out in so many ways but Jake is fighting his own demons about relationships so the only way he knows is to walk away from Chelsea but still helps with kids and stays friends. Chelsea and Jake weren’t looking for a built in family this isn’t the way their life was to go, but who plans their life? Life throws us a curve balls and the ones that are thrown at these two have been ones that would have anyone else run.

Emma Chase has written a hilarious, sweet romantic comedy full of chaotic antics, laugh out loud, sinfully sexy and a bit of a tear jerker, there are moments you will want to yell at Jake a few times but above all it’s a all around great book that you will devour Sustained in one sitting!

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Blog Tour ~~ Sugar Baby Beautiful

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Sugar Baby Beautiful
by
J.J. McAvoy
Publication Date: 21 August 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Tour: Sugar Baby Beautiful by J.J. McAvoy

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When twenty-four-year-old Felicity Harper is dragged to a sugar party, an event where wealthy men and women seek “companionship,” she never expects this one simple decision to drastically change her whole life. Her past is nothing but broken dreams and heartache. Her present is detached and dull. And her future? Well, before meeting Theodore Darcy, the famed film director, writer, producer and CEO of Darcy Entertainment, she would have expected more of the same. Love is just a fantasy and she wants no part of it—even if she can’t deny the undeniable attraction between the two of them. So their arrangement is simple: sex with no strings attracted. But as their intimacy becomes more powerful, so do Felicity’s demons. Can Theo really shoulder her past and his own? And could Felicity even let him?

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LOUISA’S 5 STAR REVIEW
(ADDED 8/27/15)
I had to read this book.  After Kerry’s glowing review and knowing the intense like I have for everything that JJ McAvoy has ever written.
WOW! There is one thing that I love about JJ McAvoy’s female characters are the some of the BEST characters written.  Her female character’s are always bad ass mofo’s!  They are such strong women.  
Felicity is exactly that!  She strong, she’s focused, she knows what she wants and what she doesn’t.  She works hard! She has a past, she’s broken but she is a fighter!  Being a “Sugar Baby” is never what she wants but somehow ends up at a party.   We then meet Theo Darcy, the quintessential alpha male billionaire…but he’s not everything you expect.  The interactions and intimacy between these two characters made me swoon and laugh out loud.  They both needed each other, at the exact moment in which their paths cross…it was inevitable. The twists and turns in this book had me on the edge of my seat.  Ms. McAvoy blew me away with this book.  Just perfection!
I have been waiting for the book that wouldn’t allow me to put it down, the one that wakes me up at 5am and I don’t go back to sleep because I have to READ!! (AND I LOVE MY SLEEP). This book, kept me “Up  All Night”.
 I loved everything about this book, the characters, the writing, the story, the twist of all twist. Sugar Baby Beautiful is surely going to be on my favorite reads of 2015!
KERRY’S 5 STAR REVIEW
My mind is Blown away this is one book that has so many twist, you will think you have it figured out and then BOOM there’s another blown away moment JJ McAvoy has really outdone herself with Sugar Baby.  This isn’t like anything she has written before, it’s a page turner that will leave you mind reeling, jaw dropping! It’s shocking and never I never expected it.
It starts off with your typical Sugar Daddy looking Sugar Baby.  JJ McAvoy has always had strong woman, strong Alpha males. Felicity is Amazing, sense of humor which you will see, scared, broken, and so missed understood.  Theo Darcy is Alpha, swoon worthy, panty dropping HOT. He isn’t used to “NO”, he gets what he wants.
She is a Sugar Baby by choice. Theo isn’t who he’s let the world to see. He has a past, and a tortured soul with his own demons.  He has loved before and lost to another man, his family isn’t who they seemed to be.
 The story flows and will capture you from the beginning, well written her “BEST EVER” heartwreching, great plot, twist after twist. Once you know the “secret” you will want to re read wondering what did I miss.
I Absolutely love this and can’t wait for other book nerds to read it  
Other books by JJ McAvoy
Ruthless People 
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The Untouchables 
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Our Review of The Untouchables 
American Savages
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Our Review of American Savages
Declan and Coraline
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Black Rainbow
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Our Review of Black Rainbow

About J.J. McAvoy

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J. J. McAvoy first started working on Ruthless People during a Morality and Ethics lecture her freshman year of college. X number of years later, she is an insomniac who has changed her major three times, and is a master in the art of procrastination. If you ask her why she began writing, she will simply tell you “They wanted to get their story out.”

She is currently working on her next novel . . . so please bug her on Twitter @JJMcAvoy

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Blog Tour ~~ Autumn Rising by Seth King

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Title: Autumn Rising

Author: Seth King

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Autumn Mahal and Hank Basara know they should stay away from each other. Both recovering from the loss of a mutual friend, and each bearing scars of their own, they know their love would look like a worn cliché, a trite romance novel for teens, some crappy made-for-TV movie languishing on your great aunt’s DVR. But as summer gives way to September and flirtation leads to something deeper, they learn there are some types of love you cannot run from, no matter how hard you try to flee.

Hilarious, heartbreaking and hopeful, Autumn Rising is a novella about the happiness we ruin for ourselves, the truths we can’t hide with a filter, and that elusive and victorious moment when we let love rush in and carry us to the sky. In a world of constant TMI, prepare to feel a story worth sharing – a story that will stay with you long after the summer fades to autumn.

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A woman wearing a long skirt, with long blonde hair, is dancing and spinning, while silhouetted against the evening sky

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3 BLUSHING BABES REVIEWS!

Louisa’s 5 Star Review

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A novella release by Seth King!  What more could a girl ask for?  A book from the same author as my #1 read this year (The Summer Remains)

So, how do you follow-up The Summer Remains?  How do you even compare to the complex feelings that Seth brought to my life with The Summer Remains?  Well, he did it with Autumn Rising.

Mr. King has taken it just one step further.  How do you “get over” losing your best friend? How do you move on? How do you live without such an important part of you missing?  Mr. King has done exactly that with Autumn Rising. He has done this with grace, tears and even a few laughs. Mr. King is witty and funny!

“A girl from high school, Victoria…suffered from a condition Autumn liked to call Kayne face, wherein someone looked so smug and obnoxious all the time, you got the urge to punch them in the face even when they weren’t saying anything.”

We have Autumn and Hank, two lives that were brought together by Summer and losing her could possibly bring them together and then tear them apart. Learning to heal from Summer’s death, learning to live with the constant scare of her cancer returning and Hank’s loss of his arm…these obstacles will make being together difficult, but is it possible they can heal each other?

“Because life breaks your heart.  That is how this place works.  What you must do if find someone who will fall into bed next to you every night and stare at you with burning eyes and put you back together again. Find a love that replenishes you…”

At times you may find the angst level to be unbearable.  I think we may have a new “KING OF ANGST”!  At times I wanted to strangle Autumn,  the decisions she makes made me shiver, cringe and cry.  Mr. King has the ability to make your heart hurt and make you want to give up on the belief that love can fix all things.  You feel it all while reading this book.

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The only problem I had with it?  I NEED more. I will always needs more from this beautiful cast of characters. They have enlighten my spirit.  They have changed my outlook on life. I dare to say, they have made me a better person. Bring on some Cooper next!!

Thank you Seth for sharing your words, your feelings and your brother’s life through your words.  I feel honored to share them with you. I can almost guarantee you that he is smiling down upon you at this moment.  He is smiling at your through his children eyes each day. You have most definitely made him proud.

Note: I am sure many see a young man writing a romance novel as not believable. But I would hope you would not allow that prejudice to sway you from reading this.  This young man has put into words how many of us have felt while falling in love, growing up being the “not so popular girl”, and overall self deprecating beings that many women find themselves.  How he has this insight is beyond me, but he is on point so many times, it’s as if he’s has snuck into my thoughts and read my mind.

KRISTINE’S  5  STAR REVIEW

I was asked by blog sista if I wanted to review a secret novella that was coming out a few weeks ago.  This peeked my interest right away. When I found out it was a novella to Summer Remains by Sean King I almost jumped out of my bed doing some very embarassing dance. 
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I can’t tell you how much I loved Summer and Cooper in Summer Remains.  And now I get to read Summer’s bestfriend Autumn’s story.  I could squeeze Seth for this beyond awesome idea!!  
So as I get all comfy and start the first couple of pages…not only is Autamn back but Hank also!!  I would of never guessed on how these two would meet up and how thier friendship would go….all I know is that I loved it!  After just finishing this book I’m still getting all the flutters from all the million places I highlighted!  The swoony parts were never ending…I knew I loved Hank for a reason!  
As this story had swoony parts, it also had alot of heart to heart, raw emotional and very relatable parts too.  How indepth and complex these characters are. I would say Seth is brilliant with his words and quotes, you truely feel his heart and soul.  What these characters are feeling and what they are thinking makes total sense. They are like real everyday people walking around us.  I’ve felt the very same feelings or thought the same things these characters have leaving such a surreal feeling!  Autumn Rising is a story of overcoming so many fears, waking up to see what is around us and fighting for it.  A story about strength, forgiveness, love and friendship.  
If you havent clicked or started this book yet, what the hell are you waiting for?  If you haven’t read Summer Remains….you must be crazy!!!  Just kidding!!  No, but seriously you need too!  This is the most perfect novella to a book that I have read.  My favorite so far!  Loved it and Loved it more!!  The best idea and best surprise a reader could get! 
Many times I wanted to message Seth on how I was loving this, but as I am shy sometimes doing that.  But not shy in my reviews on how freaking awestruck a book makes me! So many things I loved about this story and I can’t wait for you all to read this!  I also love Seth’s little letters he writes at the back of the book.  A little background on each story he writes.  Thank you so much for the opportunity to read and review I loved each and every word! 

May your coffee always be sweet, your alcohol always be plentiful, and your bed always be warm with the body of the one your soul wishes for.”   

A message Autumn put up in her kitchen.  One quote of many I loved so much!

KERRY’S  5 STAR REVIEW

Seth King has brought us another brilliant story.. Autumn Rising was spectacular!

Autumn and Hank are both grieving the lost of there beautiful friend Summer they don’t know how to live there life without her, when your grieving you feel so many emotions, we feel what Autumn and Hank are going through it will ripe your heart out.but at the same they will Mae you laugh. It’s a beautiful story about friendship that grows into more, Autumn and Hank try and heal each other and try to live without Summer. But at same time it is tearing them apart, Summer was the glue that held them together and the two don’t think they can survive without her.
Hank has falling in love with Autumn who is sassy, no filter but her attitude is to much for Hank, he tries to show Autumn there is more to life, don’t live it half empty… Live it to the fullest, but Autumn doesn’t know how. Autumn will get under your skin, she will make you angry you will want to shake her more than once. 
Hank will have you falling in love with him he is just as broken as Autumn but he is trying really hard to get his second chance at life. Summer helped Hank when he was in his darkest, then he wanted to die. Hank and Autumn share so of themselves things they wouldn’t tell a soul. These two show each other how to heal, love, to get out of the dark and let the light shine.  

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:: Author Bio ::

Seth King is a twenty-six-year-old American author. He enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and spending time with his family.

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:: Other Books by Seth King ::

::: Synopsis :::

The Summer Remains

Publication Date: February 14, 2015

(Check out our reviews HERE) – You need to read The Summer Remains before this novella – Available on AMAZON

*This is a full-length standalone romance*

Twenty-four-year-old Summer Johnson knows two things. The first is that due to a quickly worsening medical condition, she faces a risky surgery in three months’ time that may or may not end in her death. The second is that she would like to fall in love before then.

As spring sinks into her namesake season on the Florida coastline, Summer plays the odds and downloads a new dating app – and after one intriguing message from a beautiful surfer named Cooper Nichols, it becomes clear that the story of what may be her last few months under the sun is about to be completely revised. All she has to do now is write something worth reading.

Tender, honest, devastating and triumphant, The Summer Remains explores a very human battle being waged in a very digital age: the search for a love that will outlast this temporary borrowing of bones. In an era when many feel compelled to share and re-share anything about everything, prepare to feel a love so special, you will want to hug it close and make it yours forever.

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The Goode Fight

Publication Date: October 12, 2014

:: Synopsis ::

THE THRILLING, EXPLOSIVE, AND PROVOCATIVE DEBUT FROM NEW ADULT ROMANCE AUTHOR SETH KING

In a stage of life when everything seems daunting, the fight to find love can still be the scariest thing of all – but in college senior Taylor Haney’s case, it may have just become downright deadly.

I’m bad – but I don’t want to be bad anymore.

In fact, leaving my Nashville life behind and swearing off love forever was the only thing keeping me from falling back into my old ways and fucking up again, and I was doing pretty well at pretending to be good – until I met Taylor Haney, that is.

Now I can think of nothing but Taylor. Her shy smile…the way she fidgets with her hands when she gets nervous…the sounds she makes when I tie her to my bedposts and go to town on her…the way I get a glimpse of eternity when I look into her hazel eyes…

And that little lovey feeling is the worst thing of all, because it means I’m breaking all my old rules now – and that means nobody is safe. Especially Taylor.

Because the last girl I fell in love with is currently lying in Brentwood Cemetery.

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Mrs. Robinson

Publication Date: November 24, 2014

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How far would you go to save someone you love? And how far would you go to get revenge on a loved one who betrayed you?

Ben Bradley is a twenty-year-old student and aspiring MMA fighter with a dead-end day job and a desperate need for cash to help his disabled sister out of a tight spot. Grace Robinson is a lonely forty-something D.C. housewife who spends her time reading about red rooms of pain while her husband busies himself with the office interns. And with the arrival of a controversial new app called Hookd that matches attractive young men with powerful women willing to pay for their companionship, Ben and Grace soon find incredibly appealing – and risky – solutions to their problems.

With Hookd, Ben can easily make the money to save his beloved sister, while Grace can get back at her cheating husband and spice up her quiet nights with the kind of hot, anonymous sex she only reads about in books. All they have to do now is get over their moral hang-ups and press download…

And then hope Grace’s vindictive husband, Congressman Richard Robinson, stays in the dark once Mrs. Robinson’s affair explodes into something more passionate and erotic than she could have ever imagined.

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