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#WOTR -Review: Merciless Ride (The Hellions Ride #3) by Chelsea Camaron

synopsisMercy is no friend of mine. Karma, she has yet to show kindness to me.

The hits just keep on coming for Tessie Marie Harlow. She has never had an easy life. Her mom disabled, her dad long gone, and a single mom raising a rambunctious little boy, that’s Tessie’s world.

Her childhood aspirations to be a nurse long since disappeared after a college spring fling both blessed and burdened her with a baby boy. Dropping out of school, she returns to her hometown and begins to settle in. Getting the only job she could as a bartender she spends her days caring for her son and nights serving the Hellions Motorcycle Club and their affiliates.

Tired of waiting for Rex to grow up, she’s faced with the bane existence of her life until one night changes everything. In the darkest hour of her merciless ride through life, she’s saved by a quiet, laid back Hellion.

Andy ‘Shooter’ Jenkins has always been around. Too wrapped in Rex she has never really noticed him before. He has never been loud or known to have the girls hanging all over him. He is a mystery. A chance encounter brings him to her rescue not once but twice.

The Desert Ghosts Motorcycle Club are in town and bring their own brand of chaos right to Tessie’s door. Forced into her day to day life, Shooter is doing everything he can to shelter and protect her as lines are crossed and a war between two clubs begins.

Secrets revealed putting two brothers in the Hellions Motorcycle Club at a serious crossroads in their lives.

This is not a ride for pleasure. This is not a ride for safety. This is not a ride for love. This is a ride for endurance. Mercy has never once shined her grace down for these two, but in the midst of the danger and lies can they learn to rely on one another and ride it out together?

*This book contains violence, rape, adult content and language and is not suitable for readers under the age of 18*

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Melinda's Review

And the Ride continues this one is about Tessie and Shooter. Tessie has had one bad blow after another but not matter what she gets up dust herself off and keeps going. She has to because her son and mother depend on her. She has had her eye on Rex for a long time but he never promised her tomorrow or forever and now she is done. He is never there for her when she needs him. Little does Rex know when he sends Shooter to help Tessie one night what he has started?

There is a pattern that begins Tessie’s car breaks down she needs Rex but nope he sends Shooter, things go down at the bar again not Rex that’s there but Shooter, and when someone needs to step up for Tessie to help protect her again NOT Rex but Shooter. This also causes tension between the brothers all while war is brewing between two clubs. I have to say up tell this point liked Rex but now not so sure.

Tessie and Shooter are forced together so Tessie has protection. Tessie is against this she has her mother and son to think of and does not want to disrupt their routine. If she wants the Hellions protections she has to suck it up and do as they say. Now that things heat up between Shooter and Tessie and Shooter is forced to keep a secret from Rex the tension between the brothers intensifies. Can their relationship handle this kind of trust issue or will it be severed?

This series gets better and better the more I read of it. The characters and the situations they find themselves in are gut wrenching at times and my heart goes out to them. I want to slap them or hug them sometime both at the same time. The thing is I am falling in love with the females as much as the males their stories have so much depth and heart I fell like they are my BFF’s. I’m off to the read the next one which is a novella about Tessie and Shooter so excited to be able to read more of this couple. Then after that is Rex whom I really hope Chelsea can turn him around for me because right now I’m just not sure.

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Chelsea Camaron

USA Today Bestselling author Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.

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#Review #ReleaseBlitz – Havoc by Nina Levine

Havoc (Storm MC #8)
by Nina Levine

Genre: MC Romance
Cover Designer: Romantic Book Affairs
Release Date: March 8, 2016

While this is the eighth book in the series it has been written as a stand-alone so new-to-the-series readers can read and enjoy it without having read the other books.
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Meet Havoc…

I was happy doing my own thing.
No connections.
No demands.
No problems.
Just me, my club and a whole lot of dirty work to take care of.
She never wanted a biker.
She wanted stability and I gave up on that years ago.
We tried to fight it.
Neither of us wanted it.
But she calms my fury and I show her a man who accepts every part of her.
Now we’re trying to figure out how to be together.
Because when the need for each other is this strong, to deny it will only cause complete havoc.

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Melinda’s Review:

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

I read Destined Havoc and loved Havoc and Carla. When I saw this was the rest of their story I was ecstatic and so ready to get my hands on it. I have to say I loved Havoc before but now I love him more.

Carla sees Havoc at a bar and immediately is drawn to him she knows he is a biker and a part of Storm. They have a one night stand that turns into a “two night” stand as Carla calls it. Then it starts to be so much more. They are opposites that come together like a magnet. Only problem is Havoc is a nomad and travels never staying in one place and Carla has school, a job and family.

The way Havoc loves Carla and tells her even though she finds out she is not his “type” had me falling for him more. The way Carla tossed out the sass at him was even better kept him on his toes. Carla is a strong woman she may have some insecurities when it comes to men but she can stand up for herself and others if she feels they are being treated unfairly. She refuses to back down no matter who she is facing, doesn’t matter if it is her brother, teachers, or customers. The banter and chemistry between Havoc and Carla is off the charts.

I so enjoyed reading more of Havoc and Carla. Carla is hell on wheels if something needs to be said she will say it and in Carla sass fashion. I also like that she wasn’t perfect and totally strong as nails but had some insecurities. What can I say about Havoc he had two sides his hot sexy alpha biker get the job done no matter what the cost for the club and then there was the protective loving side only shown to Carla. Oh and can I also say I loved Havoc’s sister and the back and forth between him and her, priceless sibling love. Havoc’s dad he was great too had just a filthy mouth as Havoc. Guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree with these two.

Even though this is part of the Storm series it can be read as a standalone. If you have never read a Nina Levine book I suggest this one Havoc and Carla one of my favorites. Plus you get a glimpse of a few of the other Storm Guys. I cannot wait for the next Storm MC.

Here are a few of my favorites:

“And, I don’t fuckin’ shoot for heaven. I bring it to your goddamn door,”

She invaded every fucking sense of mine until I didn’t know right from wrong, up from down, red from fucking blue.

“You know what I realised, Kelly? I fuckin’ realised just this week that the reason I didn’t have a woman was because my compass was all out of fuckin’ whack. It was leading me to the wrong type. Thank Christ I made a pit stop one night in a bar I made a habit of never visiting. I found my type all right and she’s a fuckin’ angel. Now step the fuck back so I can close this goddamn door and go and show my woman how fuckin’ thankful I am that you’re a greedy bitch who decided I wasn’t good enough for her.”

“I’m sure about that because you have the dirtiest mouth and mind of any woman I’ve ever met. It’s like you were made for me and if that’s the case, then I know the shit that runs through your mind.”

 

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As I stepped through the bathroom doorway however, I found her. She was in the bath, plugged into her music with her eyes closed and her head resting on the edge of the bath.
I stopped and leaned against the wall with my arms folded across my chest. Watching her, my gaze travelled the length of her body. In the short time I’d known her, my appreciation of her body had grown. Where small tits hadn’t turned me on a month ago, I couldn’t get enough of hers.
Never letting me down, my dick grew hard while I took in her beauty.
“Fuck,” I muttered under my breath as I contemplated the wisdom of fucking her again.
I wanted to.
Hell, I fucking needed to.
She’s a brother’s sister for fuck’s sake.
I’d spent the last few hours going over and over that fact in my mind. My decision had been to head back to the motel, sleep on the couch and never taste her pussy again.
I hadn’t factored in having her naked body on display the minute I returned.
Shit.
“How long are you going to stand there staring at me?” she asked as she cracked an eye open to look at me.
“Until you get out and let me fuck you.” Both her eyes had opened and I pinned my gaze to hers, not letting her go.
Her eyebrows lifted. “I thought you were done with me.”
“Turns out I’m not.”
She stood and reached for her towel before stepping out. Continuing to hold my gaze, she slowly dried herself off.
Teasing the fuck out of my dick.
I fought the desire to reach out and rip the towel from her hands. My carefully constructed self-control was being tested and I knew it wouldn’t be long until I caved and took what I wanted.
Finally – finally – she finished drying off and closed the distance between us. “What if I’m done with you?” I knew she was full of shit by the breathless tone she used and the way her body leaned just that little bit too close to mine. It was like she was trying to hold herself back, but her body had a mind of its own and couldn’t stay away.
I lifted a brow. “Are you?”
“I should be. After the way you’ve been treating me, I really should be.” Still all breathy.
Still in this with me.
I unfolded my arms so I could curl my hand around her neck. Gripping her there, I said, “Yeah, you should be, but you’re not.”
I feel the same way.
With our faces so close that her breaths whispered across my skin, we stared at each other for a long time. The still air in the tiny bathroom consumed our apprehension piece by piece until all that was left was an unrelenting need to satisfy our hunger.
At the first sign of her softening, I tightened my hold on her neck and pulled her mouth to mine. She didn’t hesitate and a second later our bodies pressed together as hard as our mouths did.
The smell of her arousal overwhelmed me and I let her neck go so I could slide my hands around her ass and lift her. Turning, I held her up against the wall and groaned as she wrapped her legs around me. The urge to drive my cock as hard and fast as I could into her sweet cunt threatened to take over as the only thought in my mind, and I took a moment to work through that and get myself under control.
Resting my forehead against hers, I focused on my breathing while I gave myself a talking to.
Focus.
You’ve got this.
You’ve fucking done this enough times to know how to control yourself.
But I hadn’t.
I’d never fucked a woman like Carla.
Had never been with a woman who stole my control the way she did.
She invaded every fucking sense of mine until I didn’t know right from wrong, up from down, red from fucking blue.
“Havoc.”
My head snapped up and I found her staring at me.
Unsure.
“Are you okay?” she asked, lines creasing her forehead as she tilted her head, frowning at me.
I stepped back and let her go. “I need to slow this shit down.”
She stood naked in front of me with an expression on her face that seemed to be half confusion and half frustration. “What does that mean?”
I wasn’t sure I even knew.
“It means I want you sitting cross legged in the middle of the bed waiting for me while I take a minute,” I bit out. My head was so damn full I thought it might actually explode.
Too many thoughts.
Too many fucking feelings.
I jerked my chin at her and snapped, “Go.”
Her eyes widened a fraction and I pushed my breaths out while waiting for her to submit. When she didn’t, I growled, “Carla, I need you to go and sit on the bed. Now.”
“I’m giving you five minutes to get your head back in this. I’m all for bossy and shit, but I draw a line at whatever the fuck you call what you’ve got going on at the moment. Barking orders at me is a whole lot fucking different than dominating me.” With that, she stalked out of the bathroom.
Thank fuck.




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I’ve been writing since I was twelve. Weaving words together has always been a form of therapy for me especially during my harder times. These days I’m proud that my words help others just as much as they help me.

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#CoverReveal – Lincoln Hospital by Cassia Brightmore

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Title: Lincoln Hospital (The Trauma Series #1)

Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense

Cover Designer: Concierge Literary Designs

Cover Model: Brendan James

Photographer: Eric Battershell

Release Date: March 28, 2016

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On the twenty-third day—he hunts, bringing the scum of the earth to justice; his justice. Ending up as a patient on Dr. O’Reilly’s table could either save your life or end it in the most horrific way.

New York City. The infamous city that never sleeps; the place where dreams either shine brightly or shatter into razor sharp pieces of metal. For Dr. Cian O’Reilly, it’s the perfect city to disguise his dark alter ego. As a top surgeon at Lincoln Hospital, he has access to resources far beyond the reach of the average person; the ideal cover for his double life. By day, he’s the epitome of professionalism. By night, the facade is stripped away and his true depraved self is revealed.

When Dr. Athena Payne joins the roster as a new surgical intern, Cian’s carefully constructed life is thrown into turmoil. With her sunny smile and wide-eyed innocence, she threatens to break through his iron-like exterior, exposing the man beneath. Following her dream of becoming a cardiovascular surgeon, her internship at Lincoln Hospital is the first step in achieving her goals. Something about the dark air of mystery that surrounds her new boss, Dr. Cian O’Reilly, leaves Athena questioning just what it is that the good doctor is hiding.

A killer on the loose. A doctor wielding a deadly blade. An intern caught in the midst of first love and a lethal web of murder.

Lincoln Hospital. Where the cure can be your worst nightmare.

Warning: Contains violence and graphic situations not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Cassia Brightmore is a dark romance author. She loves writing dark stories with twisted characters that she hopes will thrill the reader as well as make them fall in love.

She loves hockey, video games and online shopping. If she’s not writing or editing, you can usually find her doing one of these things. Writing is her passion and publishing her first book as an indie author is truly a dream come true.

Cassia lives in Ontario, Canada with her two furbabies; Molly and Harley.

Her titles include:

The Darkness Series

Book One: Malevolent

Book Two: Evanesce

Book Three: Denouement

Book Four: Repentance

To look for in 2016:

New dark romance medical series: The Trauma Series

Book One: Lincoln Hospital – expected release March 2016

Unworthy – a dark romance standalone

Expected Release – June 2016

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COVER BONANZA: Killer by Heather C Leigh

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Ten years ago, their lives shattered to pieces…

And he’s the KILLER that has to live with it.

Two people. One incident.

Interwoven between two damaged souls in ways they don’t understand.

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Ten years ago, their lives shattered to pieces…

And he’s the KILLER that has to live with it.

Two people. One incident. Interwoven between two damaged souls in ways they don’t understand.

But now, they must fight the same war–a past that wrecked them both–destroyed the two people they used to be. With a hurricane of love, hate, anger, fury, and fear, can two broken lives find a way to let it all go for a chance at happiness?

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About the Author:

Heather C Leigh

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Heather C. Leigh is the author of the Amazon best selling Famous series. She likes to write about the ‘dark’ side of fame. The part that the public doesn’t get to see, how difficult it is to live in a fishbowl and how that affects relationships.

Heather was born and raised in New England and currently lives outside Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 kids, and French Bulldog, Shelby.

She loves the Red Sox, the Patriots, and anything chocolate (but not white chocolate, everyone knows it’s not real chocolate so it doesn’t count) and has left explicit instructions in her will to have her ashes snuck into Fenway Park and sneakily sprinkled all over while her family enjoys beer, hot dogs, and a wicked good time.

 

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#WOTR – Blog Tour – Review: Entangled Darkness (Others of Edenton #8) by Brandy L. Rivers

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ENTANGLED DARKNESS by Brandy L Rivers

Others of Edenton #8 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

– SYNOPSIS –

Even the best intentions can be entangled in darkness.

Tremaine is no stranger to tough decisions. One case took him so deep he nearly lost his way. Saving Liz gave him purpose, pulling him back into the light.

After tragedy, Tremaine helped Liz rebuild her life. Their pieces fell into place with Robert. The three of them have forged an unbreakable bond through heartbreak and reunion.

Robert’s new case threatens to drag Tremaine back to his darkest hours. Every revealed secret pulls them deeper, entwining the three further.

Together they’ll uncover plots set in motion long before Tremaine’s was assigned the case that nearly broke him. The truth will either bind or destroy them all.

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Melinda's Review

I received a copy of the book from the author for an honest review.

I was thrilled when I found out we were getting more of Tremaine’s story. Yes, we did get some of his story in Falling into Place but mainly from the time he saved Liz and took her to Robert’s family on. This takes us back to his dark years before he saved Liz.

Robert’s new case has him dealing with HARP and while researching them he uncovers part of Tremaine’s dark past. Needing time to processes all he has uncovered he pulls away from Trem and Liz. Trem does what he can to help with Robert’s case and to ease his mind but with every new thing uncovered threatens to suck Trem back to the darkness. Can Liz and the bond these three have stick through this or will everything they have be lost?

To see Liz Tremaine and Robert living, loving, and growing into a family was so thrilling for me to see. Then to be able to see more of Preston was not a bad thing either. If you don’t know I kinda have a thing for Preston and love it when he shows up time to time. The plot, twists and turns were phenomenal. Some of them I never even seen coming and those were the best. The ending was the best and I even had a few tears in my eyes.

I am ready for the next book. There are so many great side characters I want to get to know better and there are so many things going on in the lives of the other characters I need to know who they are all doing too.

Here are a couple of my favorite lines:

“You’re the one who always picks me up. What did I ever do to deserve you?” “Before you, I was lost, looking for a purpose. You, Liz, were the one who pulled me back from the brink.” “Brink of what?” “Darkness” “You’ve never been dark.” “No, but I was entangled in plots so thick, I wasn’t sure who I served. Trapped in a web, I almost didn’t escape. I could have fallen. Nearly did. I’d gone so deep in a case, my whole perspective had become warped and twisted. If I hadn’t found you, I wouldn’t have pulled myself out of that pit.”

“You know better. I love you. You’re a piece of my soul. I can’t have you thinking I’m that scum.” He closed the distance, looking into Robert’s eyes with intensity, desire washing through him. Robert gripped the back of his neck and pulled him in for a bruising kiss. Then he hissed into Tremaine’s ear. “I love you too.”

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Tremaine burst through the door, slamming it shut. He fused the knob and trapped the sound with the same spell. When he turned toward Robert, the rage on his face sent a thrill of fear down Robert’s spine.

“You happy with yourself?”

Robert stood, meeting his glare. “What on earth are you talking about?”

He growled. “You scared the fuck out of Liz by not coming home and sending that cowardly text. Why? Because you’re pissed about my past? I gave you those files thinking you could see the bigger fucking picture. Now you want to accuse me of what? Treason against the Council? Draecyn’s the bastard who sent me on the goddamned case to begin with.”

Robert drew in a slow breath, trying to gather his words. He’d never seen Tremaine this angry before. Generally, he was levelheaded through the worst of times.

“Nothing?” Tremaine spat. When Robert didn’t answer, he snarled, “Really think I could do all that?”

Robert stepped around the desk, anger flickering to life. “You tell me, Tremaine. What am I supposed to think? You handed me stacks of files without warning me what was in there. Of course, I’m going to question every single thing.”

Tremaine shook his head in slow motion, his brown eyes fading to gold, flashing with light. “You question what side I was on, then fucking question me like a man. Don’t hide away from Liz. You didn’t see the look on her face when she asked me if you got tired of her and wanted to give up.”

“I’ll never give up on her.” An array of emotions splintered through Robert as he took a step closer, narrowing his eyes. “Yes, I made one bad decision. I gave her what I thought she wanted nearly twenty-two years ago. Never again.”

“Then why didn’t you come home?” Tremaine demanded.

He growled in frustration. “I was so twisted up trying to make sense of everything I read and couldn’t come home to see you wrapped around her, which I knew you had to be.”

“Do you think I wanted to go so deep into HARP? Think I wanted to do all that shit? Tell me something, Robert, why do you think Draecyn sent me? No one else could get into HARP’s ranks. Draecyn knew I was the only one with any kind of chance of getting intel because he was the only one who knew who my real father was.”

Robert’s heart sank. And they were right back to what he had finally realized a second before Tremaine barged in. “Because you’re half druid?”

Tremaine’s hands trembled a moment before they fisted. He stepped closer until he was an inch from Robert’s face. “Exactly. I didn’t choose the assignment. It was chosen for me. And yeah, they expelled me… technically, but I kept Draecyn in the loop. Did you skip his files?”

“You could have warned me what was really in there.”

“So you could question if I was just saying that to keep you in our bed? No. Thank. You. I gave you every last shred of the files so you could see what happened and draw your own conclusions. Apparently, that was the wrong fucking move.”

Robert’s jaw clenched. “Last night, after reading the final files, my head was swimming with a million details I didn’t understand. This morning they clicked into place, forming the bigger picture. I needed time to process.”

“Next time, man up and call me. Tell me to fucking leave so you can go to Liz and not break her to pieces when she starts wondering if you really love her.”

“Of course, I love her. I’ve always loved her. I didn’t want to fight in front of her when I was so lost in the details I couldn’t see the truth. Now back off.”

Tremaine inched closer, his eyes lasered on Robert’s. “You want to lose Liz?”

Robert shook his head.

“Me? I’d understand that. Is it too much now? If so, it’s too damned late to get rid of me. I’ve always loved Liz, and I love you, but right now you disgust me. I’ve never done a damned thing to make you doubt me like this.”

Robert attempted to shove him away, but Tremaine didn’t move. Frustrated, he hissed, “Had you waited ten more minutes, I would have been past the doubt. I needed time, Trem.” He reached for his phone to call Liz.

Tremaine caught it and threw it across the room. “Fuck that. Stop and talk to me! Tell me what I have to do to convince you I’m not part of HARP?”

“I know you’re not. There’s still a million questions on the tip of my tongue, but I get it.”

“Promise you won’t do that to Liz again,” Tremaine insisted.

“I swear it, and I’m sorry.” He met Tremaine’s golden stare. “Do you hate me now?”

“You know better. I love you. You’re a piece of my soul. I can’t have you thinking I’m that scum.” He closed the distance, looking into Robert’s eyes with deep intensity.

Desire washed through Robert. He gripped the back of Tremaine’s neck and pulled him in for a bruising kiss. Then he hissed into Tremaine’s ear. “I love you too.”

“Prove it,” Tremaine growled, reaching behind Robert to shove everything off the desk. Files fell to the floor, books, journals, everything, even the phone.

Their mouths collided, tongue’s dueling, teeth gnashing. Robert stood, and Tremaine pushed his jacket off, then gripped Robert’s shirt, ripping it open. Buttons flew across the room.

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Brandy L Rivers is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her two main series are Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle. She has also written a couple contemporary stories. An avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. Her secret lair, guarded by a pint-sized pound puppy who imagines himself a hellhound, contains a file full of manuscripts she plans to edit and put out with new creations she is constantly dreaming up. Living in rainy Western Washington with her husband and three kids, Brandy is already working on future stories in each of the series, and several other projects.

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#WOTR – Review – Deep Trouble by: Brandy L. Rivers

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synopsisKeeping secrets leads to deeper trouble…

Fallon never expected love, or to find a man who accepted her so fully. New doubt arises with the threat to their unborn twins.

One thing Brody needs in his life—Fallon. His love is unconditional. Now she’s hiding something and distance is growing.

When the tension breaks and the truth comes out, can they bridge the gap?

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Melinda's Review

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

This is one of my favorite series and my favorite couple. I was so excited to hear I was going to get more Fallon and Brody. Fallon never disappoints me and Brody well he is Brody. Oh and we also get a little more Tremaine in this little package of awesomeness. Really how can you go wrong?

Fallon with the help of Tremaine is dealing with a situation with the twins she is carrying and doesn’t want to worry Brody. Brody can since something is up with Fallon but doesn’t know what. All it takes is for these two to be able to put their fears aside and communicate with one another. Instead they keep problems to themselves and bring tension into their lives.

I loved the twist and turns, finding out more about the babies and learning more about Fallon’s past. I enjoyed seeing the friendship between Fallon and Tremaine. To see Fallon and Brody love for one another was amazing. I cannot wait for more of this series and to find out more about these twins.

about the authorBrandy L Rivers is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her two main series are Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle. She has also written a couple contemporary stories.
An avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. Her secret lair, guarded by a pint-sized pound puppy who imagines himself a hellhound, contains a file full of manuscripts she plans to edit and put out with new creations she is constantly dreaming up.
Living in rainy Western Washington with her husband and three kids, Brandy is already working on future stories in each of the series, and several other projects.

#CoverReveal – Wicked Dix by Monica James

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WICKED DIX by Monica James

Book 2 in A HARD LOVE ROMANCE

Genre: Erotica

Publisher: Bookouture

Release date: March 24th 2016

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I’ve always been a bad boy, with a very wicked reputation.

But then I met Madison – sweet, vulnerable, innocent Madison. She makes me feel as if there is hope for me. As if I could be a good man. I need her more than I need air to breathe.

There’s just one problem: Juliet. She’s a temptress who won’t take no for an answer. If I resist her, she’ll use our dirty secret to ruin everything with Madison.

I don’t want to lose Madison, but can I really change?

This is my chance to prove that I can.  But it’s going to be one hell of a ride.

Are you ready?

Seriously sexy and totally addictive, Wicked Dix is the second in the Hard Love Romance series. Find out how it all began…Dirty Dix OUT NOW.

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Book 1: DIRTY DIX

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Read what everyone is saying about Dirty Dix:

‘This book. This book knocked me on my butt, it twisted me up in knots and consumed me until the end. Just be warned, it is not your typical romance. It’s a wild ride with a naughty, naughty man.’ Kendall Ryan

THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD! I fell hard for Dixon…I would give it more than 5 stars if I had them.’ Wicked Good Reads

Wickedly sexy, provocative and daring with the right dose of the quintessential bad boy…’ Heidi McLaughlin

‘Monica James is a master of story telling that holds you captive with memorable story lines, intriguing characters, steamy scenes and unexpected twists and turns. You will devour every word she offers. I am officially addicted to Dixon Mathews.‘ Rachel Brookes

‘A captivating, witty, and sexy read. Monica James has written an intoxicating novel that will leave you on the edge of your seat and thirsting for more when it’s all over.‘ Justine Elvira

‘Monica James has created another character that I couldn’t get enough of. Dr Dixon Mathews’ kept me addicted until the very last page.’ Lisa Edward

‘I am addicted to three things: carbs, books, and Monica James. I devoured this!‘ CJ Roberts

#WOTR Author Spotlight – Ava Cuvay

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Ava Cuvay

About the Author

I reside in central Indiana with a hubby who makes me laugh, kiddoes who are growing up way too quickly, and two precocious kittens who like to use me as a scratching post. I enjoy the world of wine & spirits, amusement park thrill rides, and laughing at my own foibles. I believe life is too short to surround yourself with negative people, Han Solo shot first, and the Holy Trinity of food is bacon, champagne, and chocolate. I write hot Sci-Fi romance… Think “Star Wars” meets “Firefly,” with more sex and no Jar-Jar Binks.

When and Why did you start to write?

I’ve kind of always written, though the three-ring binder with my fledgling attempts during middle and high school has for some odd reason *cough*cough* been lost. While on a milestone birthday trip to Las Vegas, I made the off-handed (and poorly-educated) comment that I could write a romance novel. It might have been the margaritas talking, but my friend concurred, and I spent the next few years giving it my best effort… which turned out to be really awful! But with the generous help from my fellow Indiana RWA writer peeps, I’ve learned a thing or two or million, and will soon to publish my first book!

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

There have been times in my life when I have simply read whatever fell into my hands. Or had a pretty cover. Now that I’m trying to write my own books, I focus my reading on local writers and my fellow Romance Writer friends… There is some really awesome stuff out there by these writers, and I wish I had more time to read! Off the cuff, I’ll name Jillian Jacobs, TC Winters, Anya Breton, Donya Lynne, Cheryl Brooks, and Nan Reinhardt… it’s a wide range of romance genres, but I’ve read them and have enjoyed them all!

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

How much editing sucks. The first draft is the easiest and the most fulfilling, because it’s a honeymoon stage where writer and the story love each other. But once a writer has to take a long, hard, critical look at the story, and nit-pick it to death… well, it’s disheartening to say the least. Fortunately in this creative process (as with our genre), there is ultimately a happy ending. By contrast, the most wonderful part is how supportive authors are with each other… This is a game we want EVERYONE to win (and not just get a participation trophy)!

What are you working on now?

I’m a couple short months (maybe less) away from publishing my first book, “His Precious Cargo.” Which is sooooooo exciting!! At the same time, I’m editing my second book (see above for how I feel about editing 😉 That book won the RWA FF&P chapter’s On the Far Side contest for unpublished writers, which is awesome beyond imagining, and I’m hoping it will be even better by publication date.

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

Total Pantser. I have a very large backside and can pull all kinds of stories and characters out of it.

Social Links

Website: http://avacuvay.com/
Facebooks: Ava Cuvay Author (https://www.facebook.com/AvaCuvayAuthor/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel)

Buy Links

Don’t have any yet. But hopefully within a couple short months (maybe less)!

 

#WOTR Author Spotlight – LB Dunbar

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LB Dunbar

L.B. Dunbar

About the Author

Hi there – I’m a Coca-Cola addict. I love peanut m&ms to a fault, and I’m obsessed with Outlander (books and show). I write contemporary romance:#smalltownsweet, rock star romance, and MMA.

When and Why did you start to write?

I’ve always been a writer, on and off, in my life, but I really got started when I saw a man and his young daughter at a small town fair. He seemed like an interesting character and observing him built a story that wouldn’t let me go. I thought if I wrote it down, the story would go away, but another one started, then another, and another. Soon I had five books…and the rest is written history.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

River Savage. Meghan March. Jay Crownover. Those are my top ones lately. I also recommend B N Toler and Michelle Warren.

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

I was very shy writing sex scenes at first. I got over it. I write very linear – start to finish – and hardly right out of order scenes. I just think of my story in that manner – beginning to end – even if I know the end, I won’t write it out until I’m there. But that’s just me.

What are you working on now?

As I write this, I’m working on edits for Paradise Found: Cain and finalizing my return to the rock stars with an all girl string quartet that can rock it – the 4Gs series, book 1.

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

Panster mostly, but I have become more of a plotter in the most disorganized outlines even known to womankind. I have to plot a little as I often write series and I hate when I read inconsistency, so I try to be a stickler in my own work for it.

Social Links

www.lbdunbar.com
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/lbdunbarauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lbdunbarwrites
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bjUJpf
Website: http://www.lbdunbar.com/
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/lbdunbar/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8195738.L_B_Dunbar
Instagram: lbdunbarwrites
Amazon Author: http://www.amazon.com/author/lbdunbar

Buy Links

Paradise Tempted: The Beginning by L.B. Dunbar
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Paradise Fought: Abel by L.B. Dunbar
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The Legend of Arturo King
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The Story of Lansing Lotte
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The Quest of Perkins Vale
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The Truth of Tristan Lyons
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The Trials of Guinevere DeGrance
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Sound Advice by L.B. Dunbar
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Taste Test by L.B. Dunbar
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Fragrance Free by L.B. Dunbar
Amazon: myBook.to/FragranceFree

Touch Screen by L.B. Dunbar
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Sight Words by L.B. Dunbar
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Review / Release Blitz- Bare Your Soul by Rochelle Paige

 

Release Week Blitz
Title: Bare Your Soul
Author: Rochelle Paige
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2016
BLURB:
Angelica Rose’s mom always told her that desperate times
called for desperate measures. Walking into a strip club and asking for an audition certainly qualifies as desperate, but when her mom’s battle with cancer ends months before Angelica is due to start college, she doesn’t feel like she has much choice.
The moment Morgan Cadwell sees her on his stage, he knows
she’s the one woman who could make him break all the rules. There’s no way he’s going to let Angelica dance for other men, so he hires her as his live-in personal assistant instead.
Morgan’s offer lets Angelica keep her clothes on…but
little does she know that, in the end, he’ll make her bare her soul instead.
Warning: This book is about an alpha caveman and a sweet but fierce virgin heroine who fall ridiculously fast in insta-love. If you’re okay with that, then enjoy!
MELINDA’S REVIEW:
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

I enjoy Rochelle Paige’s books the ones I have read are short quick reads. This was no different but it was also full of sexual tension and an insta-love.

Angelica was desperate to make money she had to make ends meet. She used her college fund to take care of her mother and survive. Angelica decided to try dancing at the strip club. Even though she was nervous she knew with her dancing background she could wing it.

Morgan the owner of the strip club dropped by the day Angelica was going to audition. Well let’s just say Morgan saw her and had other plans none of which were having her naked on his stage. Now his bed was another story. One problem with that was that he had strict rules for himself and this little one had him wanting to break them. Morgan makes Angelica an offer to be his live in personal assistant. This way he can be with her every day, she can make the money she needs to go to college and there will be no getting naked on his stage. Win win for Morgan.

Morgan does not hide the fact that he wants Angelica. He gives her the time she needs to realize she wants him just as badly as he wants her. He never pushes but makes it known with his dirty talk what he wants and what he will do. When things are starting to go well Morgan finds out Angelica’s Dad has put her in danger. Will Morgan be able to keep her out of harm’s way or will he loose her?

The sexual tension between Morgan and Angelica was so powerful. I loved the way Morgan gave her the time she needed to make her choices. He was an over the top alpha ready to take what he wanted and protect it with every fiber of his being. Angelica is not one that is weak and needs protecting she has sass, tough and down to earth. These two are the perfect pair.

I cannot wait to see what Rochelle comes up with next.

EXCERPT:
“Hey, I thought there was no touching in lap dances?” I tried to protest.
“There will always be touching between you and me,” he answered.
I knew it shouldn’t get to me. I didn’t know this guy and I was acting a part to try to get a job. But holy hell his words and his touch were turning me on and confusing me. If I was honest with myself, I’d admit that there was crazy chemistry between us and maybe—just maybe—I was using this situation to my advantage to see what
happened.
“There is no you and me,” I retorted as I tilted my body away from him.
“There will be,” he insisted. Some of my uncertainty must have shown on my face because his hands gentled and he ran them from my hips to my back and stroked softly. He lightly tugged on the material but it didn’t fall any further. “Show me more.”
I could feel his cock hard underneath me, my pussy resting over it and driving me more than a little wild.
I’d never been in a situation like this before. His dark eyes burned into mine and I threw all caution to the wind as I undid the rest of the buttons on my dress. It fell, the material gathering around my waist. Morgan held my eyes as his hands moved away from me to grasp my dress and toss it to the ground.
He practically growled as his gaze roamed over my body. I’d chosen my lingerie carefully this morning, choosing the nicest set I owned. It was white lace, so I was worried it made me look too innocent when I’d picked it out, but I didn’t have a lot of choices.
Now I was thrilled with my selection because it fit the role I was playing to perfection.
“Maybe if you’re very good for me I’ll forgive you for being naughty,” he said as he trailed a finger down my chest and snapped the front clasp of my bra open.
His action surprised me, and I moved my hands to cover my chest without realizing what I’d done. He quirked an eyebrow at me in a subtle challenge, like he’d known all along that I wouldn’t be able to stay in character. Taking a deep breath, I remembered the role I needed to play if I wanted this job and forced my arms back down.
“What if I want to be bad for once?” I asked as he slid my bra straps down my arms.
It was like he’d woven a seductive spell around me, making me forget why I was here and all of my troubles. I’d never felt anything like this before. My skin was on fire, goosebumps running along my flesh. My panties were damp and I couldn’t stop myself from rubbing lightly over his length. My body was tightening in anticipation of what would come next.
“As long as you’re with me, you can be as bad as you want to be, Angel,” he whispered before closing his mouth over one of my nipples. Each hand held one of my breasts, squeezing lightly. He plucked at the other one with his finger and thumb, making it
pucker with need.
“Ohmigod,” I gasped at the sensation, closing my eyes so I could pretend this wasn’t actually happening.
“Look at me,” he ordered, and my eyes popped back open to find him staring up at me. “You keep your eyes on me, Angel. I want to see every single thought that runs through your head. No hiding.”
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