Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Release Day Launch: ROWDY by .@JayCrownover (#Giveaway)

Do you love strong heroines, sexy, inked-up heroes, and compelling stories?! Then you need to check out Jay Crownover's Marked Men series and her latest release, ROWDY! 

Title: Rowdy
Series: Marked Men #5
Author: Jay Crownover
Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: October 21st 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 0062333054
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Kindle | Audio | B&N | ARe
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with this sizzling, sexy story of love, heartbreak, fate, and second chances.

After the only girl he ever loved told him that he would never be enough, Rowdy St. James knocked the Texas dust off his boots and set out to live up to his nickname. A good ol’ boy looking for good times and good friends, Rowdy refuses to take anything too seriously, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Burned by love once, he isn’t going to let himself trust a woman again. But that’s before his new co-worker arrives, a ghost from the past who’s suddenly making him question every lesson he ever learned.

Salem Cruz grew up in house with too many rules and too little fun—a world of unhappiness she couldn’t wait to forget. But one nice thing from childhood has stayed with her; the memory of the sweet, blue-eyed boy next door who’d been head over heels in love with her little sister.

Now, fate and an old friend have brought her and Rowdy together, and Salem is determined to show him that once upon a time he picked the wrong sister. A mission that is working perfectly—until the one person that ties them together appears, threatening to tear them apart for good.

Release Day Launch: STONE COLD TOUCH by Jennifer L. Armentrout .@InkSlingerPR

STONE COLD TOUCH is a young adult paranormal romance being published by Harlequin Teen  and this is the second full-length novel in The Dark Elements Series! 

20821525Stone Cold Touch 
(The Dark Elements #2)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Paperback, 446 pages
Expected publication: October 21st 2014 by Harlequin Teen
ISBN 0373211341 
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Every touch has its price

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.

But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…

Monday, October 20, 2014

#BookReview: Cowboy Boots for Christmas: (Cowboy Not Included) by Carolyn Brown - 4 Wine Glasses

18509671Title: Cowboy Boots for Christmas: (Cowboy Not Included) 
Series: Burnt Boot, Texas #1
Author: Carolyn Brown
Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Published: October 7th 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published January 1st 2014)
ISBN: 1402296053 
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Kindle | B&N | ARe
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Linda
Rating: 4/5

Callie Brewster didn’t figure she’d ever see Finn O’Donnell again when they parted company in Afghanistan. But when her little brother witnesses a killing, everything changes. The government says they’ll put him in witness protection, but Callie doesn’t trust anyone to protect her brother—except for Finn O’Donnell.

All Finn wants for Christmas is some peace and quiet on his newly purchased ranch. But he owes Callie Brewster his life, and he always repays a debt. Now there’s a woman in the house who joined the army to get away from ranching, a boy who is scared of his shadow, and a feud going on amongst the other ranchers. Yet in the midst of all the chaos, Finn is happier and more at peace than he’s ever been before…

"Is he asleep?" Finn whispered.
"Out like a light.  He thinks he's too big to crawl into bed with me so when he as the nightmares, we sleep on the sofa the rest of the night."
"So you are the nightmare whisperer," he chuckled.
"Like the horse whisperer. Only you banish nightmares with your presence. Damn, Callie! I wish I'd have known that two years ago.  I would have looked you up and slept on the sofa with you," he said.

Book Blast: Accidentally Yours by Lea Barrymire (#Giveaway)

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 We're excited to be hosting Lea Barrymire's ACCIDENTALLY YOURS, with an excerpt and a chance to enter the tour-wide giveaway. Enjoy!  

Coyote Bluff is a small, quaint town in the mountains of Virginia. With its diner run by Mama, the police force of one and a single stop light it's much like every other small town in America. Well, until you take a closer look. Feel free to come visit Coyote Bluff... but keep an eye on the wildlife.

Accidentally Yours Amazon
Accidentally Yours
Book 1 ~ Coyote Bluff Series
Erotic/Hot paranormal romance
70K words
Self pubbed
Release date: 9/10/2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sexy Snippets: Faking It by Cora Carmack


Sundays have never been so sexy!
Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd. Want to join in? Just grab the button, post a sexy paragraph or two from your current read and share the author & title so other participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like, and then leave a comment with a link to your post. And don't forget to have a sexy-good time!

DARLING BEAST by Elizabeth Hoyt (#Spotlight and #Giveaway)

Elizabeth Hoyt just released the 7th book in her Maiden Lane series and we're sharing with you an excerpt from it today. Enjoy!

19271097Darling Beast 
(Maiden Lane #7)
by Elizabeth Hoyt 
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 14th 2014 by Grand Central Publishing
ISBN 1455586307 
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Falsely accused of murder and mute from a near-fatal beating, Apollo Greaves, Viscount Kilbourne has escaped from Bedlam. With the Crown's soldiers at his heels, he finds refuge in the ruins of a pleasure garden, toiling as a simple gardener. But when a vivacious young woman moves in, he's quickly driven to distraction . . . 


London's premier actress, Lily Stump, is down on her luck when she's forced to move into a scorched theatre with her maid and small son. But she and her tiny family aren't the only inhabitants—a silent, hulking beast of a man also calls the charred ruins home. Yet when she catches him reading her plays, Lily realizes there's more to this man than meets the eye.

Though scorching passion draws them together, Apollo knows that Lily is keeping secrets. When his past catches up with him, he's forced to make a choice: his love for Lily . . . or the explosive truth that will set him free.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sangria Saturday: Caramel Apple Sangria (#Wine #Sangria #Recipe)


Welcome to Sangria Saturday, where ever Saturday you will find a delicious sangria recipe to go with your weekend reading! Have a recipe of your own? Join the fun and leave us a comment or a link to your own post!  

Caramel Apples? Yes please! Caramel Apple Sangria's? Who can say no to that?!

Author Guest Post: Beyond Fate by Amalia Dillin (#Fantasy #Romance)

Fate Forgotten (Fate of the Gods, #2)Forged by Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1)Beyond Fate (Fate of the Gods, #3)
The End is the Hardest Part to Write 

Writing the end of a trilogy is hard. Not just for the usual reasons – endings are never easy for me to get right, and I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve had to backtrack and rewrite them, or find them buried 15,000 words earlier in the manuscript. But also, after publication, because there are other people out there, rooting for your characters, with ideas and hopes for how it will all wrap up – and as the author, you don’t know what they want to happen, and even if you did, you can’t really make your choices based on what one fan, or a handful of fans hopes for. You have to let the story be the story, the characters be the characters, and just kind of... pray that the natural conclusion is going to find some sweet spot of making everyone happy.

Basically, before BEYOND FATE, I’d never written a book in which I was worried about disappointing anyone but me. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

#BookReview: Under His Protection by Katie Reus - 4.5 Wine Glasses

22888172Title: Under His Protection 
Series: Red Stone Security #9
Author: Katie Reus 
Format: eBook/Paperback, 175 pages
Published: September 1st 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1500612960
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | ARe
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Linda
Rating: 4.5/5

Julieta’s stalker doesn’t play by the rules... 

Lingerie shop owner Julieta Mederos has worked hard to get her business off the ground. Now she’s looking forward to some quality time with her friends and her big, boisterous family. But explicit texts from random phone numbers and vandalism at her shop makes it clear someone dangerous has fixated on her. Without any solid leads, the police can’t help her and she’s forced to turn to the last man she wants to depend on.

…but neither does Ivan. 

Former Army Ranger and newest Red Stone Security employee Ivan Mitchell has gotten used to being alone in the world. He never even thinks about it anymore—until he meets sexy, independent Julieta. She’s everything he could ever want…but she seems determined to keep him at arm’s length. Until now. Maybe the cops can’t do anything to protect her, but he can. When things escalate faster than even he expected, he finds himself pulling out his most extreme combat skills to protect her. He’ll do what it takes to save her life—and prove to her she belongs in his.

***Keeping Julieta safe from her stalker is Ivan's priority.  Keeping her safe from him may not be possible.***

Christmas Romance #Giveaway - Holiday Hop Featuring Jill Shalvis, Carolyn Brown, Grace Burrowes, Terry Spear, and Sarah Morgan

Ready or not, Christmas is right around the corner, which means shopping, food, family — and holiday romances! This season, award winning authors Jill Shalvis, Carolyn Brown, Terry Spear, and Sarah Morgan each have Christmas romances releasing. To get readers into the holiday spirit, the authors answer the following question: What is your ‘go to’ Secret Santa gift?

Ladies, take it away!

19291332Jill Shalvis author of One in a Million
My go to Secret Santa gift is usually alcohol and/or a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble because though I want people to read, I don’t want to force them to read my books unless they want to. I mean let’s face it, they’re rated NC17, ya know?

Jill Shalvis’ bestselling Lucky Harbor series continues with three consecutive releases It’s In His Kiss (August), He’s So Fine (September), and One In A Million (October). If you are ready for some Alpha heroes, crazy high jinx, and nosy neighbors, learn more about Lucky Harbor here at the author’s website http://jillshalvis.com.

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