Friday, June 30

*** RELEASE BOOST *** Tied by Carian Cole

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Title: Tied

Series: Devils Wolves #2

Author: Carian Cole

Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance 

Release Date: June 26, 2017

Blurb

He was the myth and the legend of our small town. But no one knew the truth... except me.

Me

My childhood was stolen by a monster. I’ve forgotten what love feels like. What happiness feels like. What hope feels like. I am numb.

Him

He’s possibly as damaged as I am. Maybe even more. Scarred just as much on the inside as the outside. Just like me. He doesn’t speak. He doesn’t smile. He hides in the woods like an animal. I should be scared of him. But I’m not. He’s the only one that has ever made me feel. And I want to make him feel, too. everything...




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Author Bio

I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts. My debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives.

Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.

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*** BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY *** The Long Way Home by Jasinda Wilder

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I need you, Ava.

I am desperate. For you. For a touch. For a kiss. For the scrape of your hand down my stomach. For the slide of your lips across my hipbone. The sweep of your thigh against mine in the dulcet, drowning darkness. For the warm huff of your breath on my skin and the wet suck of your mouth around me and the building pressure of need reaching release...I am mad with need.

Wild with it.

I cannot have you. I have lost you, as I have lost myself.

And so I go in search. Of myself, and thus the man who might return to you, and take you in his arms.

I loathe each of the thousands of miles between us, but I cannot wish them away, for I hope at the end of my journey I shall find you. Or rather, find myself, and thus…you. Myself, and thus us. 

I am taking the long way home, Ava.

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Christian,

I’m losing my mind, and I don’t know how to stop it. I shouldn’t be writing to you, but I am. I’m friendless, loveless, and lifeless. You’re out there somewhere, and still you’re all I really have. I hate my reliance and dependence on you, emotionally and otherwise, and that reliance is something I’m coming to recognize. I hate that I can’t hate you as much as I want to. I hate that I still love you so much.

I hate that there’s no clear solution to our conundrum. Even if we could forgive each other, what then?

I hate you, Christian. I really do.

But most of all, I don’t.

It’s complicated.

Complicatedly (still) yours,

Ava
 
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"I need to breathe" is fitting not just for me as I finished this book, but for the characters and their story. It was emotional, beautifully written, totally unique and most assuredly left an impression that I won't forget. The Long Way Home was a different kind of second chance romance and I'm not above begging for more. 


Written in letters, emails and journal entries, this story follows a married couple reeling from tragedy.  
Ava and Christian were the definition of blissfully in love but as with all marriages, they aren't always easy. And when their love is tested, they each react very differently, setting them on a path neither saw coming. Separated and trying to come to terms with what that means, they reach out through the written word hoping to find who they once were again. Over time they open up and their words, time and distance are the ultimate test. 

I read this book in one sitting. I could not put it down. Yes, they spend much of the book apart, but it worked. My heart started racing from the very start and it never slowed until the very, heartbreaking conclusion. And up until that ending, this was 4.5 stars for me even with Christian making decisions that made me rage a little. But yes, I wanted something different at the end. But it is what it is and I was left reeling and honestly still am. I kind of felt a bit like the second chance aspect of the romance wasn't exactly what I wanted. Still. I really enjoyed this story. And I'm hopeful. This series is just starting and I have my fingers and toes crossed that the romance comes back full force in the next installment. 

Reviewed by Paige

★★☆ 3.5 "I Need to Breathe" Stars ☆★★

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New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and internationally bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. Her bestselling titles include Alpha, Stripped, Wounded, and the #1 Amazon.com and international bestseller Falling into You. You can find her on her farm in northern Michigan with her husband, author Jack Wilder, her six children, and a menagerie of animals.
 
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Thursday, June 29

*** RELEASE BLITZ, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY *** Black (A Bloodlines Novel) by K.L. Grayson

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Title: BLACK (A Bloodlines Novel)

Author: K.L. Grayson

Release Date: June 29, 2017

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Synopsis


Family.


Everyone has one.


Some are close.


Some are dysfunctional.


Some are simply gone.


Nine-year-old Shae Black entered the Witness Protection Program after the murder of her father, mob boss Luca DiMarco. New name. New identity. And a ready-made family that had no idea who she really was. 


Fourteen years later, a letter from a ghost thrusts Shae back into the life she was forced to leave behind. As secrets unravel, revealing unexpected truths, Shae sees an opportunity to avenge her father’s death by destroying patriarch Sal Ambrosi, the man responsible for her father’s murder. Getting to the heart of the family will be difficult, but nothing and no one is going to stop her—not even the heirs to the Ambrosi family empire. 


She’s prepared for the two brothers, Dante and Rex, to put up a fight, but she isn’t at all prepared for the danger they will bring to her life and her heart. 


One will love her.


One will hate her.


One will vow to protect her.


One will vow to kill her.


All in the name of family.






My Review 



Ok So I just have one question… How is it possible that I am just discovering K.L. Grayson! 
From the Blurb alone my interest was piqued. I have to admit, Mafia stories are not normally something that I am drawn too, but this was one that I instantly wanted to get my hands on and now I am hooked on this talented author’s work.

What would you do if your life had ben ripped away from you, only to have a piece of the missing puzzle turn up 14 years later. Would you be able to move on and put it behind you for a new life and love or would you follow the path of revenge instead. This was the choice Shae Black faced. 

After the mafia murdered her father and sister when she was just nine years old, Shae was put into hiding. But when a letter shows up 14 years later she returns to her childhood hometown in search of answers about the traumatic events she has blocked out from that day. Determined to uncover the truth, fate places Shae directly in the path of two brother’s – Rex and Dante, who’s own secrets and haunted memories may just have the power to save her from the truth or destroy them all.

This book was captivating, suspenseful, heart melting and heart breaking all tied up in a sinfully steamy package. The chemistry between the characters is off the charts and the way the story developed and unfolded had me completed immersed from beginning to end. This is not a storyline that I want to speak too much about for risk of giving away any spoilers but I will say that it's one that  I recommend just going into blind and just letting it carry you away in it’s twists and turns. You won't regret it.

★★☆ 4.5 Stars ☆★★
Reviewed by Carly Carter


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“So, Shae, tell me a little about yourself.”


“Really? You want to talk?”


I chuckle. “You sound surprised.”


“Because I am.”


“What’s wrong with getting to know the woman I’m about to fuck?”


“Are there things about me you’re dying to know?”


You have no fucking idea. “As a matter of fact, there are.”


She studies me for a moment and tips her glass, finishing off what’s left of her wine. She sets it on the counter, strides across the kitchen, and opens the curtains, revealing a breathtaking view of the Chicago skyline.


With her back to me, she takes a deep breath and when she exhales she says, “Let’s have it.” 


In one gulp, I finish off my wine and set the glass next to hers. I slowly walk across the room, enjoying the view in front of me as I do. 


And I’m not talking about the skyline. The dips and valleys of Chicago’s cityscape may be impressive, but they have nothing on Shae’s soft curves. 


Her skirt is a little rumpled, her blouse untucked, and her long, dark hair falls in waves around her shoulders. Her body draws mine like a magnet, and when I step into her, pressing my chest against her back, she doesn’t move. There is no gasp of surprise, no stiffening spine, she’s just here in this moment with me. 


“Let’s start with your favorite color.”


“Purple.” Her voice is shaky, and when I run my finger down the back of her neck, she tilts her head, allowing room for my lips to graze the silky smooth skin. 


“Favorite food.”


“Italian.”


“Great choice.” I kiss a path along her shoulder. A shiver runs through her, and I smile against her skin. “Favorite sport.”


“Baseball.”


“Mine too. Favorite team?”


“C-Cardinals.” I nip at her soft skin, and Shae sucks in a breath. “What was that for?”


“I’m a Cubs fan.”


“That’s okay; I forgive you.” 


I nip her again, run my tongue along the side of her neck, and blow lightly. Goosebumps race across the creamy skin.


“You’re so responsive, Shae. I can’t wait to see what else I can get your body to do.” 


She takes a shuddery breath, and I can tell by the flutter of her pulse against my lips that my words excite her. 


“What did Erin mean when she said you hadn’t been with a man in quite some time?” She doesn’t immediately respond, so I turn her in my arms. 


Her cheeks turn the prettiest shade of pink as she looks at the floor. “You caught that, huh?”


“It’s pretty much all I’ve been thinking about.”


She looks up. “Really? Why?”


Fuck if I know. Maybe because I like you and the thought of other men touching you makes me want to strangle someone. But telling her that now probably isn’t the smartest idea, so I just shrug. 


“Don’t know. Just curious is all.” Shae still doesn’t answer, and I can feel the air around us growing thick. “How many men have you been with?”


Her eyes grow as wide as saucers. “I don’t see how that’s any of your business.”


“It’s not. But I want it to be.” 


Glancing down, she fiddles with the hem of her blouse. “Not many.” 


“How many is not many?”


She tries to look away, but I don’t let her, so she opts to fold her arms over her chest. A universal defense mechanism. She thinks she’s shielding herself, but all she’s doing is fluffing her tits, putting all of that smooth, silky skin on full display. “I’m not a virgin, if that’s what you’re wondering.”


“I never questioned whether you’re a virgin.” 


“Good, because I’m not,” she says firmly, and then her voice trails off. “I’m just not that experienced.” 


“How inexperienced?”


Finally frustrated, she throws her arms out to the side. “Why does it matter?”


Running my hand up the back of her head, I thread my fingers through the silky strands of her hair. Something I’ve wanted to do since the moment I laid eyes on her. Gripping it tight, I tug and her head dips back. She looks up at me, her eyes smoldering, and I wonder what else she’d let me do.


“Because I want to fuck you, and I’m not a gentle man, Shae.”


Sucking her bottom lip between her teeth, she bites gently as I wait for her to respond. Something…anything would be good. Then she looks at my mouth, and what happens next isn’t at all what I’m expecting. 


“We should probably kiss first.” She smiles coyly, and I do the only thing I can do.


I kiss her.






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K.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis, MO. She is entertained daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she writes in a man. Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer. She has a love for alpha-males, brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings…and not particularly in that order.



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*** COVER REVEAL *** Falling Into the Black by Lauren Runow

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Title: Falling Into The Black by Lauren Runow
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Designed With Grace
Release Date: August 1, 2017

Synopsis

Ten years ago we said goodbye.

I left the world I knew to create a new life for myself. Away from the lies. Away from the pain.

It was all going as planned until a friend asked for help with her club. The business was liberating. The company was intoxicating.

Two masked men became my euphoria. One was a player deep in the game. A teacher both intimately and figuratively.

The other was a quiet director. A man who tempted me with his stares and set me on fire with his dark whispers

His secrecy excited me, bringing me to levels I've never imagined. I thought we were playing a game, but little did I know he knew exactly who I was.

I just wish I figured out his true identity before I fell for his best friend.


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Lauren Runow is the author of multiple Adult Contemporary Romance novels, some more dirty than others. When Lauren isn't writing, you'll find her listening to music, at her local CrossFit, reading, or at the baseball field with her boys. Her only vice is coffee, and she swears it makes her a better mom!

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