#Review #NewRelease – Firebloods by Casey Hays

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Jude Gallagher thought she was crazy.

It all started when the boy next door made her hear music—inside her head. All the time.

It was torture.

She didn’t think things could get worse. But then one hot summer, her best friend Kane O’Reilly decides to tell her how he really feels about her. Music inside her head? That’s nothing compared what happens next.

Things only turn stranger when she and her lab partner Frankie Melmack begin a project to prove the existence of the Vatra u Krvi—a race of people tied to the mythical Phoenix. Add in a neglectful mother and a magic ring, and the insanity that defines Jude’s life is pretty well complete.

Heat surges across the Nevada desert, and the best and worst parts of Jude Gallagher’s life collide as myth meets reality. In the middle of the chaos, she begins to hear more than just music. And she has to wonder…

Maybe… just maybe… she really is crazy after all.

 

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Absolutely love Firebloods!!!!! Such and intense story! It’s so captivating. I never got bored and was constantly trying to find the angle.

Jude has always felt a little off. A little crazy, but she has dealt with it. She is living and doing it the best she knows how. She has four best friends, two of which are guys. She has been best friends with the guys since they were very small. She has an undeniable attraction to Kane, and he with her, but she is adamant about it not going any further than friends as she does not want to ruin her friendship. Jude is working on a science project with her other friend, Frankie. The girls are looking into the existence of Firebloods. This is a race of people that have been injected with the blood of the mythical Phoenix. As the project continues and more secrets are uncovered she finds that a lot of things aren’t always as they seem. One secret is uncovered but more questions keep arising.

These characters are awesome! They are normal, everyday teenagers who are always into shenanigans. They are super easy to relate to and I see a little of myself in all of them. Firebloods is a completely different story than anything I have read before. I love this spin on the mythical story of the Phoenix. This is the “keep you on the edge of your seat” type of story. The story is full of twists and turns, trust and secrets, love and lies. I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL!

 

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Casey Hays

Casey Hays is a long time resident of Clovis, New Mexico, The Land of Enchantment, where she continues to reside with her husband of 25 years and her two children. A former high school English teacher, she took up writing in 2008, due to her love of the young adult genre.

Her debut novel,The Cadence, a YA supernatural romance, made its appearance in November 2012. Breeder, her first Dystopian Science Fiction novel with underlying Christian elements, and the first in the Arrow’s Flight Series, released January 15, 2014. She has since released the entire Arrow’s Flight series and has begun work on a set of Arrow’s Flight novellas. Look for The Scent of Lilac September 2016.

Her favorite authors include Sarah Dessen, Suzanne Collins, Lauren Oliver, historical fiction author Anya Seton and Christian author Francine Rivers.

#WOTR #MC #Review #TwinsieForADayBecky – Ravage Me by Ryan Michele @Ryan_Michele

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After spending the last two years stuck behind bars for a crime she didn’t commit, Harlow ‘Princess’ Gavelson’s time inside has finally come to an end, and she’s ready for revenge. Unfortunately, being the daughter to the Vice President of the Ravage Motorcycle Club cuts into her plans, as orders must be followed. Trying to settle back into this life is proving difficult when the tables are turned and the woman who framed her is out for blood. Lucky for Princess, growing up in a MC has taught her how to hold her own.

After spending years in hell overseas, Donavon ‘Cruz’ came home to lose the very thing he went into hell for, sending him to the darkest moments of his life. Joining Ravage two years ago was his safe haven, and he protects his family at all costs.

When a dark-haired bombshell struts into the club’s shop, he’s caught off guard but immediately knows she’s the one he’d do anything for. Tough as nails, and taking no crap from anyone, he’s captivated by a woman who could handle this life. Trying to meet the needs of the MC business and follow his heart proves to be difficult when the two collide, and lives are at stake.

Can these two find a way to be together, or will the needs of Ravage cost them everything, including their lives?

*Contains mature content including, sex and violence. Mature audiences only.*

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For some reason, the first chapter I thought….oh man…not sure I’m going to like this.  Once Princess got out of jail and went about returning to her “former” life, everything change.  Man….hot, hot, hot….Cruz and Princess. Holy crap!  Two magnets that just draw themselves to each other.  Like Cooper, calling Princess Mommy was heartwarming. Just like Princess kept thinking, there was something more that caused Babs to hate her so much.  The story line to get there took some unexpected twists.  The “Bab’s insider” was not who I thought. WTH!!!??  Princess sure has the guts!  
I look forward to reading at GT and Casey’s relationship in #2.

 

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Ryan Michele found her passion in bringing fictional characters to life. She loves being in an imaginative world where anything is possible, and she has a knack for special twists readers don’t see coming.

She writes MC, Contemporary, Erotic, Paranormal, New Adult, Inspirational, and other romance-based genres. Whether it’s bikers, wolf-shifters, mafia, etc., Ryan spends her time making sure her heroes are strong and her heroines match them at every turn.

When she isn’t writing, Ryan is a mom and wife living in rural Illinois and reading by her pond in the warm sun.

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#WOTR #Regency – The Disappearance of Lady Edith by Christina McKnight @CMcKnightWriter

Title: The Disappearance of Lady Edith

Series: The Undaunted Debutantes Series (Book One)

Author: Christina McKnight

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency England

Release Date: May 23, 2017

Word Count: 45,000

Cover Artist: The Midnight Muse

  

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One tragic night changed sensible, proper Lady Edith Pelton’s life: when her best friend fell to her death, pushed down a flight of stairs by a nefarious lord.  Now, Edith dedicates her time to watching the man she thinks is responsible, while gathering information to expose other scoundrels posing as gentlemen of honor about London. When her spying is noticed by a perfect stranger, Edith finds herself with two mysteries—what happened to her friend, and how to win the heart of this brilliantly handsome lord.

Triston Neville, Viscount Torrington, has been tasked with two duties for the upcoming Season: see that his sisters make the most of their debut, and avoid embroiling himself in another scandal. What he does not expect is the captivating, fair-haired beauty that literally falls into his path. When the mysterious Lady Edith suddenly disappears without a trace, Triston fears his past misdeeds may have returned to destroy his life once more.

Can Triston piece together the puzzle in time to save Edith and prove that his love is nothing less than honorable?

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Christina McKnight writes emotional and intricate Regency Romance with strong women and maverick heroes.

Her books combine romance and mystery, exploring themes of redemption and forgiveness. When not writing she enjoys coffee, wine, traveling the world, and watching television.

 

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# CoverReveal More Than Love You (More Than Words 3) by Shayla Black


Release Date: February 13, 2018
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I’m Noah
Weston. For a decade, I’ve quarterbacked America’s most iconic football team
and plowed my way through women. Now I’m transitioning from star player to
retired jock—with a cloud of allegation hanging over my head. So I’m escaping
to the private ocean-front paradise I bought for peace and quiet. What I get
instead is stubborn, snarky, wild, lights-my-blood-on-fire Harlow Reed. Since
she just left a relationship in a hugely viral way, she should be the last
woman I’m seen with.
 
On second
thought, we can help each other…
 
I need a
steady, supportive “girlfriend” for the court of public opinion, not
entanglements. Harlow is merely looking for nonstop sweaty sex and screaming
orgasms that wring pleasure from her oh-so-luscious body. Three months—that’s
how long it should take for us both to scratch this itch and leave our
respective scandals behind. But the more I know this woman, the less I can
picture my life without her. And when I’m forced to choose, I’ll realize I
don’t merely want her in my bed or need her for a ruse. I more than love her
enough to do whatever it takes to make her mine for good.
 
This book is the third in the More Than Words
series. The books are companions, not serials, meaning that backstory,
secondary characters, and other elements will be easier to relate to if you
read the installments in order, but the main romance of each book is a
stand-alone.
 
This book contains lines that may make you
laugh, events that may make you cry, and scenes that will probably have you
squirming in your seat. Don’t worry about cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed! (Does not
contain elements of BDSM or romantic suspense.)

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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today
bestselling author of more than fifty novels. For nearly twenty years,
she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via
traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold
millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.
Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of
daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her
love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the
stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in
Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the
bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s
been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.
 Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully
supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies.
In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to
an eclectic blend of music.

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#Review #NewRelease – Possessed by a Vampire (Immortal Hearts of San Francisco #4) by Susan Griscom

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They possess the power to make their dreams come true—but it won’t be easy.

Preston Knight—Elvis to his friends—loves being a vampire. The night he was turned was the first step to him becoming the kind of man he always hoped to be. Now, he’s a rock star. What could be better? But the one thing that would make his world complete is just out of reach. The woman he yearns for has some serious secrets, and despite him knowing that she wants him just as much as he wants her, she won’t let him in.

Lily Grey never asked to be a vampire. The choice was taken from her eons ago, and things never improved. Now, she finds herself peddling drugs on the streets of San Francisco and playing the part of doting wife to a possessive and sadistic vampire with delusions of grandeur. But family means everything to Lily, and she’s willing to sacrifice everything for it…even her one chance at happiness with the sexy-as-sin vampire who sets her heart ablaze.

When one night of passion opens the door for a century of secrets to be revealed, Lily and Preston must fight for not only what they believe in but also what they love.

 

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Whoa! What a wild ride and with a wicked twist!

This is Preston’s, AKA Elvis, story. He has finally found someone that intrigues him enough to keep him from running around anymore. He has found Lily, another vampire, but she has secrets galore. They always meet in the seedy part of town and hang out at the club, I.V. They are falling for each other hard and fast. Preston doesn’t understand why she won’t take the next step. He finally starts to break Lily’s walls down by giving her a piece of him. She learns about how he was turned. Preston becoming a vampire was one of the best things that happened to him. However, for Lily it was a curse. He starts to feel like he is getting somewhere with Lily when she just disappears. Here is where it gets crazy. These two are connected in more ways than one. The depths of the secrets that unfold are intense! They do get their HEA but not without one helluva fight. I love that Susan Griscom gives us this piece of Elvis. This is a must read series!

 

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Susan Griscom

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Award winning author, Susan Griscom, writes paranormal and contemporary romance. She’s hooked on gritty romances and is a huge fan of superheroes and bad boys confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers, and abilities beyond the norm mixed with steamy romance, of course.

She loves those days when she gets to sit around in her sweat pants, doing nothing but writing emotionally charged stories about love and violence and drinking coffee.

She lives in Northern California with her romantic husband and together they have five great superhero kids and eight mini-superhero grand kids, so far.

#ReleaseDay – Sexy Motherpucker by Lili Valente

 

Title: Sexy Motherpucker
A Bad Motherpuckers Novel
Author: Lili Valente
Genre: Steamy Romantic Comedy/Hockey Romance
Release Date: May 22, 2017

 

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When the family dog trots in with my diaphragm in its mouth—in front of my date, his parents, and his adorable little girl—you would think I’d hit rock bottom.
WRONG.
Let’s back this up a sec…
Brendan Daniels is the sexiest man alive. The captain of the Badger’s NHL team is also clever, kind, funny, and was my good friend…until we cruised out of the friend zone one weekend with a red-hot fling. Come Monday morning, I wanted to keep riding the Big O train to happy town, but Brendan wanted someone who was “stepmom” material.
A.K.A, not me, apparently.
The problem? I’m crazy in love with him and his daughter. So when he asks me to be his pretend girlfriend for a long weekend with his former in-laws, I say yes. We’re still friends, after all, and friends don’t let friends fake it alone.
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Laura Collins is the last woman I should be thinking about taking in the back seat of my car, in the woods behind my in-laws’ house, or in a hotel room where we’re sharing one very small, very squeaky bed.
I need a steady, stable influence for my daughter, not a fling with this too wild, too young, too impulsive red head. So what if she’s beautiful and intense and passionate and has the biggest heart I’ve ever known?
I don’t want to fall in love. I really don’t. The whole “pretend
girlfriend” thing was supposed to solve my problems, buy me a little more time.
But when it comes to Laura?

Hell, maybe I’m just not cut out for faking it.

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Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale. These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts. 


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#CoverReveal – Forgetting You, Forgetting Me- By: Monica James

FORGETTING YOU, FORGETTING ME
Monica James

 
Series: Memories From Yesterday Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 26th 2017
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My name is Lucy Tucker, and my life…it was perfect.
I worked the dream job. I had the most incredible family and friends. My home, Whispering Willows, a ranch in Montana, was everything I could ever wish for. My adoring fiancé, Samuel Stone, loved me unconditionally.

I had everything a girl could ever want.

But one fateful event shattered my perfect life. It’s unimaginable how simple, ordinary words can change a person’s life forever. For me those words were, “There’s been an accident.”

I thought Sam was my forever, but that forever came to a close the day Saxon Stone, Sam’s identical twin brother, came back. Saxon returned to Montana to help save Sam, however, the moment he entered my life, he turned my world upside down. But through chaos

I somehow found clarity—clarity of who I was meant to be.
As time progressed, as seasons changed, and as a fire began to burn, I soon realized that Saxon was there for another reason…he was there to help save me.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life.

She is a bestselling author in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

 

 
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#WOTR #Historical #Regency #TwinsieForTheDayBecky- The Disappearance of Lady Edith by USAT Christina McKnight @CMcKnightWriter

Title: The Disappearance of Lady Edith

Series: The Undaunted Debutantes Series (Book One)

Author: Christina McKnight

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency England

Release Date: May 23, 2017

Word Count: 45,000

Cover Artist: The Midnight Muse

  

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One tragic night changed sensible, proper Lady Edith Pelton’s life: when her best friend fell to her death, pushed down a flight of stairs by a nefarious lord.  Now, Edith dedicates her time to watching the man she thinks is responsible, while gathering information to expose other scoundrels posing as gentlemen of honor about London. When her spying is noticed by a perfect stranger, Edith finds herself with two mysteries—what happened to her friend, and how to win the heart of this brilliantly handsome lord.

Triston Neville, Viscount Torrington, has been tasked with two duties for the upcoming Season: see that his sisters make the most of their debut, and avoid embroiling himself in another scandal. What he does not expect is the captivating, fair-haired beauty that literally falls into his path. When the mysterious Lady Edith suddenly disappears without a trace, Triston fears his past misdeeds may have returned to destroy his life once more.

Can Triston piece together the puzzle in time to save Edith and prove that his love is nothing less than honorable?

Review by Becky

Disappearance of Lady Edith (The Undaunted Debutantes Series #1) by Christina McKnight
I was given a copy of the book for an honest review.

The four close friends were talking and gossiping at the end of Tilda’s wedding to Lord Abercorn.  Giggles and happiness filled the room.  The girls decided that they had better go to bed and send Tilda to her wedding bed.  Before the girls got to their rooms, thud.  They looked to find their dear friend not moving at the bottom of the stairs dead.  Luci just knew it was the doing of Abercorn.  Ophelia, Luci, and Edith set out to prove it.  Edith was the snoopy, stalker.  To spy on Abercorn, she climbed the tree and found him with an unknown woman.  Edith feel from the tree and landed at the feet of Tristan Torrington.   Tristan got quite a show seeing the fair Edith with her dress over her head.  What a way to start a connection. Yes, sparks flew. 
The girls were determined to pin Tilda’s death on Abercorn.  They just knew he had something to do with her untimely passing.  The twist was Tristan’s ex-fiancé was his step-mother. Esme broke of their engagement and married his father.  Tristan only put up with being in his father’s house only to provide his two sisters with proper chaperoning to be introducted to society.  Horrible Esme was bragging about trying to get pregnant and they knew they would be moved to the country and not able to wed suitable men.
As time past, Edith kept after Abercorn and his actions.  In doing so, she would continue to “bump” into Triston.  Edith was losing her heart to Tristan.  He didn’t know it and thought he wouldn’t be acceptable given his past.  Tristan was losing his heart to Edith and risked his well being to save Edith when she came up missing.  The “bread crumb” trail was left by Edith’s abductor…..the evil Esme.  Of course our hero wins the heart and future of our heroine…our HEA.
I enjoyed the story line and wanted to find out how Abercorn was involved with Tilda’s death.  We still don’t know how he was involved…yet.  With the warped mind of Esme, could it have been her.  Luci is against men that treat women poorly.  Did something happen in her past to provide her with her thought process.  Will Luci’s open up to being able to find her HEA? Will Ophelia find hers?

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Christina McKnight writes emotional and intricate Regency Romance with strong women and maverick heroes.

Her books combine romance and mystery, exploring themes of redemption and forgiveness. When not writing she enjoys coffee, wine, traveling the world, and watching television.

 

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#ReleaseDay #BDSM #Review – Master of Solitude (Mountain Masters & Dark Haven #8) by Cherise Sinclair

Master of Solitude (Mountain Masters & Dark Haven, #8)

Since childhood, Mallory McCabe has dreamed of falling in love with a hero. And then one saves her life. He’s honest…and blunt. Deadly, but filled with pain. Overpowering, yet ever so gentle with her. Oh yes, she’s found her hero. Taking him to her bed is simply…right. As is losing her heart.

How could she have known he’d want nothing more to do with her?

His indifference hurts. She vows to forget him…then he buys the land next to hers.

Released early from prison, all Sawyer Ware wants is to put his life back together. His police detective brother houses him while he makes plans. But when a violent gang targets his brother, Sawyer puts his future on hold. He’ll have to take on the gang first. After a decade as a Navy SEAL, he won’t–can’t–walk away if someone he loves is threatened.

His mission is likely to prove bloody. He sure can’t afford to get involved with a woman, especially his captivating neighbor. He hungers to be near her, to enjoy her clear laugh, her easy friendship, and the peace she brings wherever she goes. A relationship is absolutely out of the question.

Why won’t his heart obey orders?

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EEEP!!  Its been a bit since I have read a book in the Dark Haven series but I sure didn’t miss a beat.  The men are still super yummy and the ladies are oh so sassy!!

Sawyer is an ex-con who I looking to protect his family from the gang bangers who have decided to take root in the small town of Bear Flat.  Sawyer is not about the find love in this town and the woman who are throwing themselves at him because of his convict status make him roll his eyes but when a feisty, won’t back down from a bad guy gives HIM the time of day…Sawyer is rocked to his core.

Mallory is the sweet, introvert who happens to fall head over heels for her neighbor who happened to rescue her and a young girl from a bad situation.  After a night of “fun” and miscommunication, Mallory is totally embarrassed and a bit heart hurt over Sawyers rejection of her.

The two of them continue their miscommunications and begin to rub the other the wrong way.   When the run into each other at Dark Haven…well things take a turn for the better!!

When Sawyer and Mallory decide explore things, Mallory is all in with her heart but Sawyer resists.  When Mallory lets the words slip one day she knows Sawyer feels the same way but he still rejects her heart…..but when the final rejection comes from him to her in front of the town…yup I understood but still wanted to smack him upside the head.

I loved Sawyer and his over protective heart.  I loved Mallory and her calming yet sensitive way that let Sawyer open up to her on his own terms without pushing him when he wasn’t ready.  I am super excited to read more in the series and catch up on the couple of books I have misses!!

Whenever I ask for BDSM recommendations, I am told the same two words all the time: Cherise Sinclair. ~ Under the Covers Reviews

Authors often say their characters argue with them. Unfortunately, since Cherise Sinclair’s heroes are Doms, she never, ever wins.

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, she’s renowned for writing heart-wrenching romances with laugh-out-loud dialogue, devastating Dominants, and absolutely sizzling sex. And did I mention the BDSM? Her awards include a National Leather Award, Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nomination, and Best Author of the Year from the Goodreads BDSM group.

Fledglings having flown the nest, Cherise, her beloved husband, and one fussy feline live in the Pacific Northwest where nothing is cozier than a rainy day spent writing.