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#NewRelease #Review #SportsRomance #Hockey – Shameless King (Kings of Rittenhouse #1) by Maya Hughes

A deliciously steamy enemies with benefits romance.

Declan McAvoy. Voted Biggest Flirt. Highest goal scorer in Kings of Rittenhouse Prep history.
Everyone’s impressed, well except one person…

After a blow out in high school, Makenna Halstead and I were happy to never have to cross paths again. Except life has a way of knocking you straight in the teeth with a puck when you least expect it. She hasn’t just returned to my life, she crashed into it like a wrecking ball…into my college kingdom, into my class, and smack dab into the seat next to mine. My new lab partner to be exact.

For years we hated each other… I may be King on the ice, but she is the Ice Queen. She has no problem calling me out, doesn’t back down, and her piercing blue eyes have me picturing more than than just my arms wrapped around her.

Now we’re stuck with each other and there’s no getting around that fact that we have to work together. My hockey career hangs in the balance. Problem? Oh, yeah.

I can’t deny it. I want her. More than I ever thought I could want a woman. I’ve got one semester–only four months–to convince her everything she thought about me was wrong.

Will my queen let me prove to her I’m the King she can’t live without?

Only one way to find out…

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I received this book from the author for an honest review.

I was asked to read this book and really was just jumping at the whole “enemies to lovers”.  Who can turn away from bitter rivals who finally can see how wrong they are about the other and then to fall in love after is the icing on the cake right??  Ok well I can’t see past that any way, so I jumped.  I did read the prequal for the book that gives us a look at the characters when they were in high school.  It also gives us insight to the side characters who will also be getting books as well.

Declan and Mak are two very stubborn individuals who will not look past preconceived notions of the other for more then one second.  They are both very attracted and have a spark but Mak can’t let anyone in because of her drive.  Dec can’t fail because he has to achieve his goal of being a professional hockey player.

The chemistry and build up for the couple is a slow burn but to be honest that is what makes it believable.  There were a few times it might have been a bit too slow but hey I am ok with extra-long angst.  These two people come a long way from pure hatred and indifference to seeing the real person the other is to finally be accepting of the other person for who they are and what they are.

The sexy times are really nicely written and very sexy indeed.    I enjoyed the banter and barbs they both gave in the story because it was first their way to cope and diffuse the situations but then I looked at it as their way to show affection and acceptance.

I cant wait to read more from the series.  I wanna know about Emmet and Avery!!  These two are killing me!!

Maya has always loved romance novels, one look at her Kindle will confirm that. She started writing her first romance novel while pregnant with her third child. One of her best friends said she should go for it and she hasn’t looked back. Now her romance writing addiction has replaced her romance reading addiction.

You can find her writing on her foldable keyboard and phone anytime inspiration strikes. She feels super weird talking about herself in third person. I write stories about characters with flaws and painful pasts, so I can heal them with my words and bring them together with their perfect match. The path is paved with love, laughter and lots of steamy nights!

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#AudioReview – Ember (Eagle Elite #5) by Rachel Van Dyken

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I am a Killer. A Rapist. A Monster.
I know only pain and survival.
That is until the Cappo’s sister walked into my life.
And changed everything.

She’s a light who makes my darkness darker, her smile makes my heart turn to ice, and I can’t escape the fear her seductive looks instill–knowing it’s only a matter of time before I fail–again, and take her for myself.
This is the story of my redemption.
But it’s not pretty…I died, and now I’m alive, but not living, breathing but not surviving. I am Phoenix De Lange, son to a murdered mob boss, estranged brother, horrible friend, monster in the making, newest leader to one of the most powerful families in the Cosa Nostra.
And I will have my vengeance.
Or die trying.
I am Phoenix De Lange.
Death is all I know.
Until she offers me a piece of life–I can’t resist taking.

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What the heck. If you asked me when I listed to the past books what I thought of Phoenix I would have said I hate him with every bone in my body there is no hope of him the best thing was him dying. Well Rachel Van Dyken made a liar out of me. This is the best redemption of a character I have ever read. YES, EVER!

Where do I start Phoenix is a cold hearted killer but who isn’t in the Mafia but he is a rapist and has the darkest sole I have seen. Phoenix is assigned to watch over Tex sister, Bee, at Eagle Elite. Yes that is right Phoenix is headed back to one of the places he hates. Let me tell you Bee is giving phoenix a run for his money she truly keeps him on his toes.

My heart Brakes for Bee and for Phoenix when I hear their back stories. Neither was loved by family but was shut out by them. Two lost souls pushed together.

This was my favorite book of the series. If I could give it more than 5 starts I would. Plus I enjoyed listening to the audio I loved that there was more than one narrator. All of them did an excellent job. I am jumping right into Elude. It’s Sergio’s turn and oh boy I feel a huge heart break with tears lots and lots of tears coming to my future.

 

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!
Want to be kept up to date on new releases? Text MAFIA to 66866!

You can connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/rachelvandyken or join her fan group Rachel’s New Rockin Readers. Her website is www.rachelvandykenauthor.com.

#ReleaseDayBlitz – Born Wild (Wolf Hollow Shifters Series, #3) by Nikki Jefford

 
The wait is OVER!!! 
Born Wild
(Wolf Hollow Shifters Series, #3)
By Nikki Jefford
 
Blurb
FOR THREE YEARS HUMANS FORCED THE PUREBLOODED WOLF SHIFTER TO FIGHT HIS OWN KIND
After escaping his human captors, Wolfrik returns to Wolf Hollow covered in scars and hostility. He wants nothing to do with pack politics and refuses to play nice.
AN INJURY ISOLATED THE SHE-WOLF AND LEFT HER VULNERABLE
Ever since Kallie’s foot was permanently maimed in a vulhena attack, she’s been relocated to the den where Palmer—the pack’s elder and council member—is after her to become his third mate.
A heated encounter with Wolfrik gives Kallie an idea. If she can convince the wild wolf to be her bedmate, Palmer will finally leave her alone.
But when an unexpected bond forms between the pair, Kallie may have bitten off more than she can chew. Is the aggressive pureblood too damaged to settle down with a mate?
REDEMPTION MAY COME TOO LATE
Forced to face his inner demons, or lose the woman he loves, Wolfrik must confront the past he’s tried so hard to forget. But the past is about to catch up to him and old enemies could doom the entire hollow…
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Wolf Hollow Shifters Series

 

 
Bk #1
Wolf Hollow
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Bk #2
Mating Games
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About The Author
Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan now living in the Pacific Northwest with her French husband and their Westie, Cosmo. She is the author of the Wolf Hollow Shifters series, Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter series, and Spellbound Trilogy. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys nature, hiking, and motorcycle riding.

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#WOTR2018 #Review #Paranormal Claiming Jade by Teresa Gabelman

Claiming Jade

Jade Wilder finds herself standing in the office of Elite Crime Unit because pixies are after her brother. Yes, you heard right. Pixies! Mean, ruthless, evil pixies. Her house has been ransacked, her brother is now missing, and she needs help.

As Jade’s story unfolds, dark elf and badass, Drake, can’t deny the danger she is in or his instant attraction to the beautiful green-eyed human. He appoints himself her protector and soon realizes that walking away from her once the job is done will be next to impossible.

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 I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book.

Teresa has done it again, this time with fairies and pixies!!!

Jade goes looking for help to save her brother from the evil pixies and she goes to the Elite Crime Unit.  Paranormals that police the paranormals and help humans when needed. Yes people that’s right pixies are bad, not the cute little Tinkerbell that we all know and love, but jerks that are bad.

She gets Drake as her keeper while they are looking for him.  

Ahhhhhh, Drake a yummy dark elf, almost as yummy as Gabelman’s VC Warrior Slade.  Ok, gotta get back on track, we’re talking elves and pixies not vampires right now. Lol!!!!

Drake and Jade are attracted to each other in a blink of an eye, seriously it happened that fast, but who could blame a girl with a elf like that!!!!

Drake protects Jade from the pixies after her brother and finds that he is totally drawn to this little human like he has never been.  Jade is dealing with paranormals for the first time, worried about her brother, and now she’s attracted to this elf, soooo she’s a little on edge.

They are sooooo funny together as well as hot!!  She is not about to let Drake run all over her, she stands up for herself and what she believes.  Drake just wants to claim and protect her, but he wants to do that on his own timeline which really gets moved up to save her.

I hope we see more of Jade and Drake in the future, it’ll be awesome to see little half elf/human babies.

Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’, Lee County Wolves Series and Rodeo Romance (Contemporary). When not writing about alpha vampires, sexy shifters, hot cowboys and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!

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****Paranormal****
Damon (The Protectors Series) Book #1
Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2
Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3
Sid (The Protectors Series) Book #4
Adam (The Protectors Series) Book #5
Slade (The Protectors Series) Book #6
A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors Series) Book #7
Jax (The Protectors Series) Book #8
Sloan (The Protectors Series) Book #9
Blaze (The Protectors Series) Book #10
The Invisible Warrior (The Protectors Series) Book #11
Ronan (The Protectors Series) Book #12 COMING SOON

Forbidden Hunger (Lee County Wolves) Book #1
Forbidden Seduction (Lee County Wolves) Book #2
Forbidden Desire (Lee County Wolves) Book #3
Forbidden Temptation (Lee County Wolves) Book #4 COMING SOON

****Paranormal Single Titles****
The Enforcer
Sanctuary
Karma’s Revenge RELEASE DATE 5-1-18

Magic and Mayhem Kindle Worlds
Wicked *itch

****Contemporary****
Rodeo Romance
Blind Faith

 

 

#AudioReview – Enforce (Eagle Elite Series) by Rachel Van Dyken

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There’s two sides to every story…
And ours? Isn’t pretty…
Then again, what’s pretty about the mafia?
Trace Rooks, that’s what.
But she only wants one of us, and I’ll kill him before I let him have her.
The only problem?
We’re cousins.
And she may just be our long lost enemy.
Whoever said college was hard, clearly didn’t attend Eagle Elite University.
Welcome to hell also known as the Mafia where blood is thicker than life, and to keep yours? Well, keep your friends close, and your enemies?
Even closer..

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Ever heard there is two sides to every story? Well this is the other side of the story…. they guys side of the story. In book 1 it is Trace POV now is time for For the guys POV. I figured it would be Nixon made Chases POV but no,it was all the guys. I loved that we got a glimpse into all their heads.

I would get so pissed at the guys when they were nice one second and so cruel the next to Trace. This was a great addition that filled in the why the hell did they do that moments.

If I would have known what was going threw the guys head from the start I may not have been so aggravated at them. I am going to,end here because I don’t want to,give anything away. I will say brilliant move Rachel Van Dyken brilliant.

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!
Want to be kept up to date on new releases? Text MAFIA to 66866!

You can connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/rachelvandyken or join her fan group Rachel’s New Rockin Readers. Her website is www.rachelvandykenauthor.com.

#Review – Enchant (Eagle Elite Series) by Rachel Van Dyken

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Stand Alone Prequel to the Eagle Elite Series

In the mafia…only the strong survive.
Joyce loves Luca.
Luca loves Joyce.
Frank loves his family and will do anything to protect it, even if it means taking away his brothers reason for existing.
Falling, only takes one step, one movement of the chess piece, and in Joyce’s fall she took more than just one heart with her. Go back to the beginning where the drama of the Elect all starts.
Go back to the first part of the story.
Where true love tried to conquer all.
Where true love…failed.

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What happens when two brothers fall in love with the same woman? A whole lot of drama begins for the two patriarchs of the family. One brother loves the girl and the girl loves him but to the other brother is willing to take the girl to make his brother into the man he needs to be for the family. Which brother will end up with the girl?

This was a Novella that packed a punch and left tears in my eyes. I enjoyed seeing what happened in the beginning and get more back ground on Luca, Frank and Joyce.

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!
Want to be kept up to date on new releases? Text MAFIA to 66866!

You can connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/rachelvandyken or join her fan group Rachel’s New Rockin Readers. Her website is www.rachelvandykenauthor.com.

#AudioReview – Big Bang (Eagle Elite Series) by Rachel Van Dyken

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He was my best friend.
Until he became my enemy.
All within the span of one night.
Bang, Bang, Bang, Bang.
The rapid fire of gunshots became the soundtrack to my life.
This is the Mafia. Lines are blurred. Choices are never black and white. And the life you thought you knew is… one giant lie.
He was dead.
And I didn’t want his life to be in vain, so I tried to make something of myself. I tried and failed.
Now he’s back. Alive. And he wants something…
Me.
Nobody ever said the mafia played fair.
Welcome to The Family.

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This was narrated by Caitlin Davies and Rock Engle they did a great job. They kept my attention and drew me into the story and didn’t want to press pause.

This is Axton Abandonato and Amy De Lange story. Ax was Amy’s safe haven from her father when she was younger. Her world was turned up side down with a Bang Bang. Amy lost her best friend and safe haven forever. She was dumped into the foster care. She was trying to make ends meet complete college. When she came face to face with a ghost.

Ax has always loved Amy but was pulled away from her lies and deceit kept him from her. He was in hiding like his brother Sergio until his number came up with the bosses. Things were different within the families all being run by new bosses and running cohesively by all. Ax found himself on the way to get his Amy.

We get to see a little more of Nixon, Chase, Tex, Mo, Sergio, and Phoenix in this book. Oh what the bosses do for Amy at the wedding made me tear up. I enjoyed seeing them all again and learning more of Ax and Amy. The chemistry between Ax and Amy was great. There was enough sexual tension to heat up the room. This book is listed as a stand alone but it helps to know and understand who the bosses and Sergio are and why they are like they are. My suggestion is to read at least the first 4 books (Elite, Elect, Entice, ant Elicit) prior to this one.

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!
Want to be kept up to date on new releases? Text MAFIA to 66866!

You can connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/rachelvandyken or join her fan group Rachel’s New Rockin Readers. Her website is www.rachelvandykenauthor.com.

#WOTR18 #TwinsieForTheDayJordan #Review – Rust by JM Walker

 

“An unexpected evil brings both the MC and Military world together in this brand new series by J.M. Walker”

His demons are loud.
Held captive within his mind, he does everything he can to forget his life before Vice-One.
As one of the newest recruits, his main goal is to have his “brothers” trust him and he’ll do just about anything to make that happen. Until one passionate night with Creena Chan, the military was all he had.

She’s hiding from her past.
A trained professional, she keeps that part of her life to herself. The darkness weighs heavily on her chest, mixing with the beats of her heart, caused by the one man she tries to ignore. Vincent Stone is nothing like she imagined. Months of flirting lead to an explosion she never saw coming.

Only when Creena and Stone’s limits are tested, do they realize exactly what they will do to find that peace their family and friends deserve.

 

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Stone and Creena have an explosive chemistry that they are incapable off avoiding. Other than their friends, these two would never have found each other. They are both closed off emotional due to their pasts and yet find ways to open up to each other. Whether they planned it or not they both weaseled into the others hearts until they were too deep to ever walk away. This series has continued to surprise me at every turn. I loved the series and all the characters that were involved.

 

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.

“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron

#WOTR18 #CoverReveal – Marked Series by Elena Reyes

Series Title: Marked Series
Titles: Marking Her ~ Marking Him ~ Scars ~ Marked
Author: Elena M. Reyes
Genre: Contemporary/Erotic Romance
Cover Artist: Decadent Designs by Dee

 

 

 

– MARKING HER –

Talan Cox wants to mark Maya—with more than his ink. The owner of a prominent tattoo shop, he’s used to being hit on by easy women. Though “easy” is not a word associated with Maya when she comes in to support her friend. Flirtation ensues, but what will it take to break the painted man.




– MARKING HIM –

 

The day Maya Owens walked into his tattoo shop, everything Talan knew changed.
 

 

After officially starting a relationship, he’s now having trouble managing Maya—a woman who consumes every part of his being—and his own heart. His need to control everything, including her, is driving Maya insane, but he has good reason. After all, Janice is still lurking, and she has a vendetta against his Bitty.
 
In no time Talan wants more, and it’s faster than Maya can handle.
 
Things begin to get complicated; months of frustration and want take them for a ride neither wanted, but now yearn for.
Will they make it through the turbulence? And if so, at what cost?


– SCARS –
 
Abandoned. 
Thrown away.
Invisible.
Every single one of those could be used to describe me. They can tell you my story—my sad past—without a single syllable passing through my lips.
I hate them—those who lied to me. They claimed to love me, but in reality, they used me when convenient. My parents. Sister. And now Talan.
Loving them has left me empty. Sad.
Alone.
Not anymore. Screw them. My love has turned to anger…hate.
Now, what consumes me is the urge to destroy, to force them to see what they wrecked with their carelessness. My name will never be forgotten. Not after I have my revenge.
His tears will be my ultimate retribution.
– MARKED –
“With everything I am. I’ll always be by your side.”
It was his truth.
A vow Talan made to the woman who owned him. Because that’s what Maya did; she held his entire life in her hands. He lived for her smile. Her happiness.
And now someone’s dimmed that light in her eyes with their malice. His love for Bitty has taken him past the breaking point, and he’s determined to make those that hurt her pay with their blood.
He wanted his hands on those that wronged—almost took her away from him.
Because if one thing’s certain, it was that he breathed for her. It was her warmth and love that gave him a home—a purpose and desire for more—but now that had been threatened. Maya was in pain, and that for him was unbearable.
It was his fault. A fault that he would right no matter what he had to go through.
How does a man so completely in love with his female react to seeing her in a hospital bed and broken?
He fights. Goes against all logic and seeks vengeance.

 

Elena M. Reyes was born and raised in Miami Florida. She is the epitome of a Floridian and if she could live in her beloved flip-flops, she would.
As a small child, she was always intrigued by all forms of art—whether it was dancing to island rhythms, or painting with any medium she could get her hands on. Her first taste of writing came to her during her fifth-grade year when her class was prompted to participate in the D. A. R. E. Program and write an essay on what they’d learned.

 

Her passion for reading over the years has amassed her with hours of pleasure. It wasn’t until she stumbled upon fanfiction that her thirst to write overtook her world. She now resides in Central Florida with her husband and son, spending all her down time letting her creativity flow and letting characters grow.

 

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#TeaserTuesday – Shameless King by Maya Hughes


Title: Shameless King

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: New Adult Romance

Release Date: June 28, 2018

Blurb

A deliciously steamy enemies with benefits romance.

Declan McAvoy. Voted Biggest Flirt. Highest goal scorer in Kings of Rittenhouse Prep history.

Everyone’s impressed, well except one person…

After a blow out in high school, Makenna Halstead and I were happy to never have to cross paths again. Except life has a way of knocking you straight in the teeth with a puck when you least expect it. She hasn’t just returned to my life, she crashed into it like a wrecking ball…into my college kingdom, into my class, and smack dab into the seat next to mine. My new lab partner to be exact.

For years we hated each other… I may be King on the ice, but she is the Ice Queen. She has no problem calling me out, doesn’t back down, and her piercing blue eyes have me picturing more than than just my arms wrapped around her.

Now we’re stuck with each other and there’s no getting around that fact that we have to work together. My hockey career hangs in the balance. Problem? Oh, yeah.

I can’t deny it. I want her. More than I ever thought I could want a woman. I’ve got one semester–only four months–to convince her everything she thought about me was wrong.

Will my queen let me prove to her I’m the King she can’t live without?

Only one way to find out…

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