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Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Wine Club - First Joint Review: A Fine Romance by Christi Barth




Hello our wonderful readers and welcome to our first Sunday’s Wine Club! 


Today's Pairing Menu

 A Fine Romance (Aisle Bound Trilogy #2) - by Christi Barth
Paired with Risata Moscato d’Asti




What goes better with a light, fun, sweet romance better than a sparkling white wine from Italy? The bubbles will tickle your nose while Sam (the hero in A Fine Romance) will tickle your toes.



Tour: Oracle of Philadelphia by Elizabeth Corrigan (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Happy Easter my friends, I hope everyone has a wonderful day with family and friends - whether you are celebrating or not. : ) Today I would like to give a warm welcome as well as a thank you to, Elizabeth Corrigan, for joining us on this holiday! 

Reading vs. Writing

Among my friends and family, I am known for being especially picky about my reading and viewing habits. On any given occasion, a friend might mention a book or movie that he particularly enjoyed, and I will ask, “But would I like it?” The answer, quite often, is no. I have some friends who automatically view everything with an “Elizabeth-friendly” filter so they can make sure to recommend only things that I’ll like.


It’s not that I have particularly refined tastes. In fact, just the opposite—things that garner literary accolades or Academy Award nominations are often deemed too depressing for my tastes. I don’t like stories about wars or ones based on true stories. I eschew anything that doesn’t have any female characters, and if it doesn’t have a paranormal element, I’ll probably skip it. I joke that I don’t like stories that don’t end “And they all got married and lived happily ever after.” Except I’m not really joking. If it isn’t YA paranormal fantasy or a romantic comedy about zombies or mental illness, I’ll probably save my time and money.


Friday, March 29, 2013

Jocelyn Dex's Araya's Addiction (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Today I am very happy to share with you an excpert from Jocelyn Dex's erotic paranormal romance, Araya's Addiction. Enjoy!


When Kean wakes up naked, collared and locked in a cell, he knows thinking with his dick has finally gotten him into trouble. Part Incubus, Kean enjoys scorching sexual liaisons, a habit that has found him trapped, forced to help a Sempire rescue her daughter from certain death.
Unwilling to aid in anyone’s imprisonment, Araya initially refuses her mother’s “gift”, but the passion simmering between her and Kean is undeniable. As they explore their shared lust, both Araya and Kean enact schemes to save each other. Their best laid plans may awaken emotions that will bind them forever.
Buy Araya’s Addiction on Amazon


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fallen Tears by Sarah J. Pepper (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Today we would like to share with you a spotlight on Sarah J. Pepper's, Fallen Tears, along with a giveaway!


An élite club of shamed angels – the Fallen – welcomes disgraced super-naturals, like me. Defiant and vengeful, we’re catalysts in destruction and mayhem, much to our angelic adversaries’ dismay. Satisfying the void left in our soulless bodies motivates many Fallen to play with feeble humans. For even though we wield infernal-powers, they have one thing we crave. Souls. 
As a Fallen, an infinite number of days lay before me – if I choose. The Big Man upstairs always gives us a choice. I can accept my fate and perish, or consume a human’s soul and live. The last one I devoured glows like a firefly inside my chest. One day, it’ll flicker and fade into darkness. The Archangels who cast me from heaven would claim victory in the everlasting battle we wage, unless I consume another. 
My next victim? A young man with ridiculously enticing lips. Gorgeous doesn’t define his otherworldly appearance. His vogue hairstyle accentuates his sky-blue eyes. His laugh echoes in my ears. His perfect smile is burned to memory. The undeniable urge to consume his soul unveils my wicked inhibitions. I want him… his soul. One teeny problem – he’s protected by a Guardian angel. 
Read an Excerpt

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tour: Suzan Butler's OFF HER GAME (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to romance author, Suzan Butler! 



The really great thing about my job is the research I get to do. So I thought I’d put a list here of five things I’ve done in the name of research for a book.

1) Learn how to ice skate
Of course, this was something I wanted to do anyway. It was part of my fascination with hockey, because I’ve always wanted to play. So, I took ice skating lessons, discovered I’m the Most Graceful Person in the world (not really) and then sprained my ankle in a really bad spill.

2) Visited a dungeon
I have several light kink books planned for the near future. I really wanted to learn the art of shibari, since my hero in one book was a rope expert. So, I got in contact with my local kink community (and I didn’t realize that there was a fairly active one in my area!) and introduced myself and went from there. Of course, the trouble with doing this is that then you’re constantly bombarded with more ideas to write…

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tour: Abby Road by Ophelia London (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to author, Ophelia London!


In ABBY ROAD, burned-out rock star Abigail Kelly hasn’t gone on vacation in five years. So when she decides to take an impromptu summer vaca, these are the Must Haves for her Rock Star Florida Getaway: 


Sunglasses - Abby has never been very good at the whole “disguise” thing, so dark shades are as incognito as she goes. Does not work very well!

Earplugs – crashing with her sister and her four-year-old twin boys, Abby is going to need something to help with the zone outs, as well as day time naps—which are part of every beach vacation.

Tour: Stephanie Rowe's DARKNESS ARISEN (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Have you check out Stephanie Rowe's ORDER OF THE BLADE series yet? Well here's your chance to do so before her next release of the 6th book in the series, DARKNESS ARISEN, and you can enter to win a book too! 


Order of the Blade Series


DARKNESS AWAKENED
Order of the Blade Series, Book One
The Calydons are a race of ancient immortals cursed with a dark side. Each Calydon is destined to meet his soul mate, to be so drawn to her that he is unable to resist bonding with her through the rituals of his race…
…but their destiny is to destroy each other and all they care about the moment their bond is complete.
Quinn Masters will stop at nothing to rescue his rogue teammate. To save his blood brother and ensure his brand of justice triumphs, Quinn will break every rule of his kind and partner with the sensuous, courageous woman destined to be his ultimate destruction.
Haunted by a brutal past, Illusionist Grace Matthews will risk everything to save her kidnapped sister, including putting her life in the sinfully capable hands of an immortal warrior whose ravaging kisses and intense passion propel her ruthlessly toward a fateful destiny she can't afford to believe in.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring Into Romance: Down and Dirty by Christine Bell (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Thanks so much for joining us during a spring event! We hope that you're enjoying the warm weather and hot romance here as I know a lot of you are stuck in the cold and snow right now! If you really want to get into the mood though, put together your own little picnic in front of the fire with a book boyfriend. Our guest today has a hero that would be a great contender for that spot!


Thanks to the ladies at Reading Between the Wines for having me! I’m in the midst of a super fun blog tour for the second book in my Dare Me series called Down and Dirty and I am OBSESSED with lists lately! Reason being is that my heroine, Cat Thomas, lives her life based on her bucket list. She’s a wild child dare devil who will do just about anything once (and yes, Meatloaf, I’m looking at you. She will even do THAT). So along those lines, I had Cat whip up a top five list of what she would bring on a romantic picnic for two (which I’m hoping that, by the end of the book, she’ll be willing to share with my dreamy hero and her older brother’s best friend, Shane, who has spent the past ten years waiting for her to grow up and mellow out enough to see what’s been right in front of her the whole time).

Spring Into Romance: Against the Wall by Rebecca Zanetti (Guest Post/Giveaway)


Welcome back to our Spring Into Romance! We're making a long weekend out of it and hope that you'll stick around for some more fun on a picnic! Please give a warm welcome to our next guest, author Rebecca Zanetti!




An Unexpected Picnic on the Beach

I’d like to say a big thank-you to Crystal and the gang at Reading Between the Wines for letting me play here today.  They suggested I talk about picnics, and I instantly flashed back to college and a fun picnic I had on the beach.  I went to Pepperdine, which is in Malibu and near the ocean.


So, a bunch of friends and I were at a restaurant (it was called C&P’s at that time), and one of them had other friends from USC there.  We all had a drink and had some fun.  Soon and I walked out the door with one friend because we were making plans for jogging the next day.  I went back inside.  The entryway to C&P’s was a bit odd since it had two phones – and they were on opposing sides of the vestibule.  As I walked back in, one rang.

Seriously.  How odd is that?

Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye (Cover Reveal)

We have a cover reveal from romance author, Laura Kaye, for her upcoming new Hard Ink series from Avon! I'm really looking forward to this one, how about you?!



Sunday, March 24, 2013

Spring Into Romance: Love on the Line by Kimberly Kincaid (Character Interview/Giveaway)

Good morning and welcome back! Are you enjoying that lovely spring breeze? I smell something good on it too....mmm...Please give a warm welcome to our guests today, romance author Kimberly Kincaid and the heroine of her story, Violet! 


Now that spring is in the air, there’s nothing quite like a picnic to get into the season. I teamed up with Violet, the heroine in my contemporary foodie novella Love On The Line, to get a sneak peek at what she’d pack for a delicious day with her hero.

Kimberly: Hi Violet! Wow, that picnic basket is humungous. Are you sure it’s just you and Noah going on this little outing?

Violet: Yep. What can I say? I’m a chef. When it comes to food, my motto is go big or go home.

Kimberly: I see that. So what’s on the menu?

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Spring Into Romance: My Everything by Heidi McLaughlin (Exclusive Scene)


Welcome back to our Spring Event! Now we have a very special post from Heidi McLaughlin, author of FOREVER MY GIRL and MY EVERYTHING. Two books perfect to take with on a romantic picnic! 




My Everything
A Beaumont Series Novella
Outtake

Aubrey

I’m nervous. My hands twist together in my lap as I wait for the shop to open. I know last night’s dinner went well, but I wanted a moment to speak with Josie on my own. I stand as soon as the window sign indicates that they are open. I cross the street and climb the three cobblestone steps and open the door. Door chimes signal my arrival. 

Spring Into Romance: Secret Maneuvers by Jessie Lane (Exclusive Scene/Giveaway)


Hello lovelies and welcome to Day #2 of our Spring Into Romance event. :) I hope that you brought your sun hat because it's about to get hot up in here, ex-ops hot! Welcome Jessie Lane who is joining us with an exclusive scene from their upcoming sexy contemporary romance release, Secret Maneuvers! XOXO, ladies!


Bobby & The Ex Ops Team Plan a Picnic For Annabelle

Bobby

There was too much testosterone in this room. How many guys did they think it took to pack two bags? One bag was already done, the one with enough clothes to get me through a week in Texas. It was this second bag that was giving me some problems. Looking over to the three men in the room with me, Declan, Riley, and our commander Jaxon, I shrugged my shoulders at a loss of what to do.

“I want to take her for a picnic to surprise her, but I don’t know what I should take for it.”

Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring Into Romance: Bound by Elisabeth Naughton (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Spring is officially in the air and what better way to celebrate it then with a good romance book? Welcome to our weekend event, SPRING INTO ROMANCE! The theme for the weekend is a romantic spring picnic and we have some truly awesome authors joining us. To kick things off please welcome Eternal Guardians author, Elisabeth Naughton!



Top ten list of what to bring on a romantic picnic 

10. Wine! I don’t think I’ve written a scene where any of my guardians are drinking wine--they’re usually on the run and wine is one of those things you need time to savor--but wine is a must-have for any picnic I attend.

9.  iPod and portable small speakers to set the mood. I have an iHome set I take everywhere. (I love music.)

8. Something decadently chocolatey. Wine and chocolate go hand in hand. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #70: Too much sex? Say what?!

ReadingBetweentheWinesBookClub
 
18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that begins on Fridays and runs through the weekend, hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines. This is a Friday blog hop with the objective to find and visit other book blogs that share the same interest as you, namely books geared towards the 18 & over crowd, and make some new friends!


How to join in:

  • You should run a book blog that features and reviews mostly adult reads, some Y.A.’s are okay but 18 & over adult reads should be your majority.
  • Make a separate post for the 18 & Over Book Blogger Follow on your blog.
  • Copy the html for the button above and place it at the top of your post.
  • List & answer the ‘Question of the Week.’
  • Place your name and blog title in the linky below and the url for a direct link to your post
  • Visit the other blogs on the list and say 'Hi!' Following each blog is not mandatory but I know it is always appreciated, and if someone comments saying they’re a new follower it’s polite to follow back. :) It’s always nice to spread the 18 & Over Book Blogging love!
  • Contact me (readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com) with any questions!

Question of the Week: Is there such a thing as too much sex in a book?

Burning Embers by Hannah Fielding (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please help me give a warm welcome to romance author, Hannah Fielding!


Finding love in the heavens

There is something utterly spellbinding about having a bird’s eye view of the world – it is pure escapism from the humdrum that gives you a unique and powerful perspective on life, and it never fails to get blood rushing through your body. No wonder, then, that taking in a view with a loved one is a recipe for a romantic atmosphere.

In my novel Burning Embers, the scenery of wild and beautiful Kenya provides a colourful, vivid backdrop to the love story, so I could not resist taking my lead characters, Rafe and Coral, up high together to stir up the passionate feelings smouldering within them.

First, Rafe pilots a hot air balloon across the landscape, to afford Coral a chance to take photographs of the wildlife (and giving Rafe a chance to admire her at work):

Spring Into Romance Event: March 22nd - 25th

ReadingBetweentheWinesBookClub

It's finally that time! Spring is officially in the air and what better way to celebrate it then with a good romance book...and a special event here at RBtWBC? Exactly, that is what we thought! :) Starting Friday, March 22nd and running through the weekend to Monday, March 25th we will be hosting our SPRING INTO ROMANCE event! The theme for the weekend will be a romantic spring picnic and we have some truly awesome authors joining us. We hope you will to!



Schedule of Events:
*subject to change without notice


The above schedule will be updated daily with links so be sure to check back so you won't miss a minute of the fun! We hope to see you there!



Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Seven Night Stand by Nicole Helm (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today I would like to welcome author Nicole Helm who is joining us with her fun contemporary romance, Seven Night Stand!


Reality TV Top Ten

In my current release, Seven-Night Stand, the heroine, Vivvy, is trying to get the hero, Nate, to agree to do a reality TV show on his family business. Nate is less than thrilled about the idea, sure that a reality show will try to show his family at its worst.

Can't blame him there, but I do love a good reality TV show. I think they're fascinating, especially the competition type shows. So, I thought I'd share with you guys my top ten reality TV shows.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

ARC Review: The Stillness of You by Julie Bale - 5 Wine Glasses!

The Stillness of You
Beautifully Damaged Series #1
by Julie Bale
ebook edition, 250 pages
Published by Julie Bale March 12, 2013
Courtesy of Author
Bad girl,Georgia King, is trying to survive after spiraling into a darkness that nearly took her life. With her college dreams on hold she's trying to get healthy--trying to still the craziness inside her. She has no room for someone like Ben Lancaster and if he was smart he'd stay away. Because everyone knows Georgia is bad news--she ruins people--and if Ben isn't careful, he'll be next in line.
Ben Lancaster is a young, hot shot hockey player on his way to the top. Newly signed to the Philadelphia Flyers, he's living the dream. The girls. The money. The fame. He thought he had everything he wanted until he met Georgia. Suddenly he wants more--he wants her. He'll do whatever it takes to get her and Ben Lancaster always gets what he wants.
But the girl who's different from anyone he's ever known is hiding secrets. And as the dog days of summer pass, only time will tell if Georgia's secrets can be healed. Or if her bruised soul is strong enough to resist Ben Lancaster...
"Ben Lancaster had just tattooed himself onto my soul and the thing about tattoos? They’re painful to remove."--Georgia King.
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Crystal L's Thoughts:

Susanna Kearsley's The Firebird (Excerpt/Giveaway)

Today we have a special excerpt and a fabulous giveaway from Sourcebooks and Susanna Kearsley's upcoming release, THE FIREBIRD!

The Firebird
by Susanna Kearsley 
Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: June 4th 2013
ISBN 1451673825 
Whoever dares to seek the Firebird may find the journey—and its ending—unexpected.
Nicola Marter was born with a gift. When she touches an object, she sometimes sees images; glimpses of those who have owned it before. It’s never been a gift she wants, and she keeps it a secret from most people, including her practical boss Sebastian, one of London’s premier dealers in Russian art. 
But when a woman offers Sebastian a small wooden carving for sale, claiming it belonged to Russia’s Empress Catherine, it’s a problem. There’s no proof. Sebastian believes that the plain carving—known as “The Firebird”—is worthless. But Nicola’s held it, and she knows the woman is telling the truth, and is in desperate need of the money the sale of the heirloom could bring. 
Compelled to help, Nicola turns to a man she once left, and still loves: Rob McMorran, whose own psychic gifts are far greater than hers. With Rob to help her “see” the past, she follows a young girl named Anna from Scotland to Belgium and on into Russia. There, in St. Petersburg—the once-glittering capital of Peter the Great’s Russia—Nicola and Rob unearth a tale of love and sacrifice, of courage and redemption…an old story that seems personal and small, perhaps, against the greater backdrops of the Jacobite and Russian courts, but one that will forever change their lives.
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Monday, March 18, 2013

Sexy Snippets: Twice Tempted (Night Prince #2) by Jeaniene Frost

ReadingBetweentheWinesBookClub


Tuesdays have never been so sexy!
Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd. 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. Then add your post to the linky below so everyone can follow along. Have a sexy good time!

UNCOMMON PLEASURE by Anne Calhoun (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today I would like to give a warm welcome to romance author Anne Calhoun who is joining us with her new release of UNCOMMON PLEASURE. Check out the smokin' hot cover!


Q&A With Anne Calhoun


Q:  Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.
A: Writer who holds citizenship in 3 countries on 2 continents yet lives in a flyover state for love. Wife. Mother. Loves Frye boots, wool, and character more than wit.

Q: Your current release is UNCOMMON PLEASURE. Deets!
A: This book contains two hefty, closely-linked novellas where choices and decisions made in the first story play out in the second as well. The first features a former Marine who’s struggling with the mental and emotional devastation he experienced in Afghanistan, and the woman who refuses to let him live in darkness. The second story describes a Marine’s persistence to get back the woman he loves and mistakenly broke up with while he was deployed. If you like military stories, highly erotic circumstances, and women who refuse to get pushed around, this is the book for you!

The Long Way Home by Jessica Scott (Cover Reveal/Giveaway)

Today we have a cover reveal and giveaway for Jessica Scott's non-fiction release, THE LONG WAY HOME! 
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I'm thrilled to announce that after a long way, the cover for The Long Way Home is finally out. The fabulous Shawntelle Madison did an amazing job with this, didn't she? 


The Long Way Home cover

Want your own copy? Buy it at: Barnes & NobleSmashwords | Amazon | Kobo From the back cover:

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Review: It Stings So Sweet by Stephanie Draven - 4 Wine Glasses!

It Stings So Sweet
by Stephanie Draven
Kindle Edition, 353 pages
Published by Berkley February 5, 2013
Courtesy of Author

They vibrated with incendiary Jazz. They teemed with sexual abandon.The Twenties were roaring and the women—young, open, rebellious, and willing—set the pace and pushed the limits with every man they met… In the aftermath of a wild, liquor-soaked party, three women from very different social classes are about to live out their forbidden desires. Society girl, Nora Richardson's passionate nature has always been a challenge to her ever-patient husband. Now he wants out of the marriage and she has just this one night to win him back. The catch? He wants to punish her for her bad behavior. Nora is offended by her husband's increasingly depraved demands, but as the night unfolds, she discovers her own true nature and that the line between pain and pleasure is very thin indeed. Meanwhile, Clara Cartwright, sultry siren of the silent screen, is introduced to a mysterious WWI Flying Ace. If Clara, darling of the scandal sheets, knows anything, it’s men. And she’s known plenty. But none of them push her boundaries like the aviator, who lures her into a ménage with a stranger in a darkened cinema then steals her jaded heart. Working class girl Sophie O'Brien has more important things on her mind than pleasures of the flesh. But when her playboy boss, the wealthy heir to the Aster family fortune, confronts her with her diary of secret sex fantasies, she could die of shame. To her surprise, he doesn't fire her; instead, he dares her to re-enact her boldest fantasies and Sophie is utterly seduced.One party serves as a catalyst of sexual awakening. And in an age when anything goes, three women discover that anything is possible…
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Crystal L's Thoughts:

HER LUCKY LOVE by Carrie Ann Ryan (Guest Post/Giveaway)

I would like to give a warm welcome back to author Carrie Ann Ryan  who is joining us today with some special guests!



An Interview with Brayden and Tyler

Carrie Ann: I’m here today with two of my sexiest heroes. I mean really, is it hot in here? *fans self*
Brayden: *raises brow* Really? That’s how we’re introduced. What are we? Pieces of meat?
Tyler: *elbows his brother* Let her have her fill, she knows we’re happily together with our women.

Carrie Ann: *sighs* Don’t I know it. Though I guess it’s my fault, after all. I’m the one who introduced you to your women.
Tyler: *grins* Damn straight. I guess I should have thanked you for that.
Brayden: *kisses Carrie Ann’s cheek* Thank you.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

ADMISSION by Jean Hanff Korelitz (Spotlight/Giveaway)


To celebrate the movie adaption of Jean Hanff Korelitz’s ADMISSION which hits theaters March 22 wehave a great spotlight and giveaway for readers thanks to Grand Central Publishing! 
Directed by Oscar-nominated Paul Weitz, the film is based on Korelitz’s 2009 novel about 38-year-old Portia Nathan, an Admissions Officer at Princeton University with a settled domestic life and a rewarding, if sometimes punishing, career. The cast includes Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Wallace Shawn, and Lily Tomlin. 





Immortal Trust by Claire Ashgrove (Spotlight/Excerpt)

In just ten days, Claire Ashgroves newest book the The Curse of the Templar series releases! To gear up for it's release we have a great excerpt to share with you...


Immortal Trust
The Curse of the Templars, 
Book III
When archaeologist Chloe Broussard accepts the contract to lead a dig in Ornes, France, she has no idea she will uncover Veronica's Veil. When she does, she discovers a danger far greater than the demons that stalk her in the night. Azazel wants her, as well as the Veronica, and his chosen minion is her brother. Her hope lies with immortal Templar Knight, Lucan. Her life depends on oaths she knows nothing about.For countless centuries, Lucan of Seacourt has lived with the knowledge that his brother killed their family. Now, as Azazel's darkness eats away at his soul, old betrayal stirs suspicion. He trusts no one. Not even the seraph who can heal his dying spirit.With the fate of the Almighty hanging in the balance, Lucan must find faith in something more terrifying than the dark lord's creations. He must learn to believe his heart.
Purchase at Amazon or Barnes and Noble


Friday, March 15, 2013

Live and Love at Full Throttle: Julie Ann Walker's THRILL RIDE (Pre-Order Promotion/Giveaway)

From Sourcebooks....

Thrill Ride by Julie Ann Walker, the hotly anticipated 4th book in the bestselling Black Knights Inc. Series will be in stores in April—just about two weeks away! We’ve put together a fun campaign to thank readers for pre-ordering: send us your proof of pre-order and we’ll send you a very cute Black Knights Inc. bandana!




Tour: The Night Blade by J.C. Daniels (Spotlight/Excerpt)

Good morning lovelies! Today we'd like to share J.C. Daniels' (a.k.a. Shiloh Walkers) new release of Night Blade!


Night Blade by CJ Daniels
Release Date March 4, 2013
Kit Colbana is always biting off more than she can chew. She has a knack for finding trouble. This time, though, trouble finds her. Someone from her past drops a case into her lap that she just can’t refuse…literally.People on the Council are dying left and right and she’s been requested to investigate the deaths. The number one suspect?Her lover, Damon. If she doesn’t clear his name, he gets a death sentence. Even if she succeeds? They still might try to execute him. Oh, and she’s not allowed to tell him about the case, either.The stakes are high this time around, higher than they’ve ever been. Kit may be forced to pay the ultimate price to save her lover’s life…a price that could destroy her and everything she loves.
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Thursday, March 14, 2013

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #69: Three books boyfriends and the numbers 6 & 9

ReadingBetweentheWinesBookClub
 
18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that begins on Fridays and runs through the weekend, hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines. This is a Friday blog hop with the objective to find and visit other book blogs that share the same interest as you, namely books geared towards the 18 & over crowd, and make some new friends!


How to join in:

  • You should run a book blog that features and reviews mostly adult reads, some Y.A.’s are okay but 18 & over adult reads should be your majority.
  • Make a separate post for the 18 & Over Book Blogger Follow on your blog.
  • Copy the html for the button above and place it at the top of your post.
  • List & answer the ‘Question of the Week.’
  • Place your name and blog title in the linky below and the url for a direct link to your post
  • Visit the other blogs on the list and say 'Hi!' Following each blog is not mandatory but I know it is always appreciated, and if someone comments saying they’re a new follower it’s polite to follow back. :) It’s always nice to spread the 18 & Over Book Blogging love!
  • Contact me (readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com) with any questions!


Our question this week comes from the fabulous Shannon at Cocktails and Books, and goes well with our 69th follow post! Question: What 3 book boyfriends would you engage in activities that include 6 and 9?

Tour: From Here To Eternity by Paige Cuccaro (Guest Post/Giveaway)





Writing is fun, but it’s also a job.

For me writing is a creative, spontaneous act of concentrated effort. I’m lucky to be able to write full time, but that doesn’t mean I have all the time in the world to dedicate to my writing. I’m a wife and mother of three teenage girls, so there’s a lot to take up my time—a lot to distract me. If I waited for “inspiration” to strike I might never write.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Immortal Protector by Claire Ashgrove (Spotlight)

Today I would like to share with you a new novella from a favorite and fascinating series of mine from Claire Ashgrove!


Immortal Protector
The Curse of the Templars, 
Companion Novella
After the brutal murder of his seraph, Iain Donnelly's salvation is eternally lost. Damned to become a dark knight of Azazel, he can no longer embrace his immortal purpose as a Templar Knight. When the archangels send him on Sabbatical to find his faith once more, his quest leads him straight into the forbidden arms of a Benedictine Sister, whom Azazel is threatening.  But this woman arouses far more than his protective instincts.  He wants her as he's wanted no other woman, and he's willing to provoke the archangels’ fury to keep her safe.
Catherine Grady has devoted herself to the fellowship of faith and forged a path of eternal dedication to a higher calling.  But when a traffic accident forces her to accept Iain's aid, she discovers that her chosen path is not what her heart craves.  Iain awakens a buried yearning to be needed and loved in a way her broken childhood denied her.  As she struggles to reconcile her desires, she stumbles into the truth about her heritage, ancient secrets, and unholy danger.  Iain's immortality is all that can protect her.
For Iain, it's an impossible choice.  The archangels have decreed if he walks away from the Templar, they will reclaim his soul.  Yet returning to the Order only guarantees his inevitable death…
Purchase for only $1.99 at Amazon or Barnes and Noble

No Turning Back by HelenKay Dimon (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome back to RBtWBC to author, HelenKay Dimon!


Thank you for having me here today to talk about my upcoming release, NO TURNING BACK (out March 19th).  This book launches a new single title contemporary romance series and I'm thrilled to talk about it. 

Part of the fun of starting a new book is putting all the settings and characters together in my head.  At some point my publisher's art department asks for photos and ideas about the book so someone can get started on making a cover.  Knowing this is coming, one of the things I now do when I start writing is collect photos to put the visual inspiration in my head.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Barbara Morgenroth's Nothing Serious (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please help me in welcoming author, Barbara Morgenroth! 

A Sex Comedy Without the Sex
Barbara Morgenroth

That's how Andrew Sarris, the film critic, defined screwball comedies of the 1930's.  America had entered the Depression, people were out of work, life was grim and they wanted to go to the movies to take the only vacation they could afford--ten cents to sit in the dark for a few hours.
These movies often featured the disparity between the wealthy and the not so well-off, the upper class and the common folk, and the story always put the two groups together so they could interact.  By the closing credits, the wealthy usually came out worse for wear, but having learned valuable lessons.

Book Blitz: The Stillness Of You by Julie Bale (Spotlight/Excerpt/Giveaway)

Can't get enough of the current rage, otherwise known as New Adult? Then you'll want to check out this dark, twisty, sexy (and angsty) book from author Julie Bale, The Stillness of You!



Title: The Stillness of You 
Series: Beautifully Damaged, #1
Author: Julie Bale
Format: ebook
Length: 250 pages
Publication: March 12th 2013 by Julie Bale
ISBN: 13 9780988138544
Genre: New Adult- Contains mature situations and sexual content (17+)
"Ben Lancaster had just tattooed himself onto my soul and the thing about tattoos? They’re painful to remove."--Georgia King.
Georgia King is trying to survive after spiraling into a darkness that nearly took her life. In therapy and with her college dreams on hold,she's trying to get healthy. Trying to still the craziness inside her. She has no room for someone like Ben Lancaster,and if he was smart he'd stay away. Because everyone knows Georgia is bad news. Everyone knows she ruins people. And if Ben isn't careful, he'll be next in line.
Ben Lancaster is a young, hot shot hockey player on his way to the top. Newly signed to the Philadelphia Flyers, he's living the dream. The girls. The money. The fame. He thought he had everything he wanted until he met her. Suddenly he wants more--he wants her. He'll do whatever it takes to get her and Ben Lancaster always gets what he wants.
But the girl who's different from anyone he's ever known is hiding secrets. And as the dog days of summer pass, only time will tell if Georgia's secrets can be healed. Or if her bruised soul is strong enough to resist Ben Lancaster...
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Available for purchase on March 13th at Amazon, Amazon CanadaBarnes & Noble, Kobo and iTunes!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sexy Snippet: Knight (Unfinished Hero #1) by Kristen Ashley

ReadingBetweentheWinesBookClub
   
Tuesdays have never been so sexy!
Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd. 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. Then add your post to the linky below so everyone can follow along. Have a sexy good time!

The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl by Gina Lamm (Interview/Giveaway)


Interviewed by Lexi...


L: Hmmm...in the mood for a hot and steamy read? Or maybe a light funny tale of romance and misadventure? How bout both, our guest today can suggest some of her books to satisfy any craving. Welcome Gina Lamm!
GL: Thanks so much for having me! May I have a glass of wine? ;)

L: You claim to be married to a real life superhero, but I think it is you who gets to live the life of secret agent. You get to play Mom, write erotic stories as Regina Cole, and light hearted romance as Gina Lamm! How do you keep it all straight?
GL: Well it helps that I can put my kids in crates when I need to! All my current children are of the four legged variety. I sort of thrive on chaos. I’m at my most productive when I’m at my wit’s end. Give me one job to do and I feel sort of frozen! But by having two writing personas, a full time job, and a house and furry family to take care of, I find myself very fulfilled!

Guest Review: No Flowers Required by Cari Quinn - 5 Wine Glasses!


No Flowers RequiredNo Flowers Required 
(Love Required #2)
by Cari Quinn
ebook, 158 pages
Published August 23rd 2012 by Entangled Publishing (Brazen)
ISBN13 2940015206043
Courtesy of Author
He’ll give her everything she desires...except his identity.
Flower shop owner Alexa Conroy had it all before the recession hit and her customers fled to cheaper shopping grounds. Desperate to make ends meet, she sells her dream home and moves into the rundown apartments above her shop. When she spots six feet of sexy distraction—complete with muscles, piercings, and tattoos—ripping up flooring, Alexa knows the karmic windfall she’s due just landed on her doorstep.
And the attraction’s definitely not one-sided.
Dillon James, reluctant heir to the corporation about to foreclose on Alexa’s shop, is not about to jeopardize their scorching chemistry by admitting he’s not the building’s handyman. But with only weeks until her business goes under and his identity is revealed, Dillon must find a way to convince Alexa cooperation isn’t a dirty word, help her save the shop from his brother’s greed, and persuade her that he’s not the enemy...or risk losing the only woman who’s seen the real him.
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Purchase at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Kathy's Thoughts:
I was given the opportunity to read and review a Cari Quinn book.  I have read her books before and jumped at the opportunity to read her again.  This is a sweet, sexy, soulful, and steamy stormy about a flower shop owner, Alexa Conroy and the sexy and adorable handyman, Dillon James.  Dillon carries a secret.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Surrender Your Love by JC Reed (Book Blast/Giveaway)

Today I would like to share with you a book that release Friday, so mark your calenders!


Surrender Your Love
Release date: March 15th, 2013
Meeting Jett was like lightning. Dangerous. Better left untouched. And better forgotten. But lightning always strikes twice.
Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, doesn’t do relationships. When she’s sent to a remote estate to finalize a real estate deal, she discovers her new boss is no other than the guy she left naked in bed.
Sexy, dangerously handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield attracts trouble, and women, like a lightning rod. But the night he meets Brooke he gets more than he bargained for. The green-eyed millionaire playboy isn’t used to taking no for an answer, and he isn’t about to start now.
When he proposes two months of no strings sex, Brooke is intrigued and accepts his proposal. Little does she know Jett’s determined to claim the one woman he can’t have, pulling her deeper into his dangerous world.
A man who doesn't take 'no' for an answer.A woman afraid to surrender to love.Two lives that are about to cross...and secrets laid bare.
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Jessica C. Reed is a contemporary fiction author, but her greatest achievement are her two children. She spent half of her life in the beautiful mountains of Wyoming and would like to go back one day. When she’s not typing away on her keyboard, forgetting the world around her, you can find her talking on the phone and watching way too much TV.
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Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Melody In Our Hearts by Roberta Capizzi (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Book tour


“…and they lived happily ever after.”

Aren’t these the words we always loved to read on the last page of a good book? It seems like all the best fairy tales our parents used to tell us when we were children, and all the Disney movies we used to watch made it quite clear that the happy ending was a must – and quite easy to achieve, too. With hindsight I can only say: How deceitful!

Okay, I guess maybe I was too naïve, but I grew up thinking that happy endings not only were possible, but they were the rule. Well, maybe Prince Charming became extinct sometimes during the Ice Age and nobody bothered to inform us – or Disney screenwriters, for that matter – but I’ve come to understand pretty soon that happy endings rarely exist in real life, and that life definitely isn’t a fairy tale.

Friday, March 8, 2013

TO TRUST A THIEF by Michelle McLean (Guest Post/Giveaway)


Today I would like to give a warm welcome to historical romance author, Michelle McLean!



Thanks so much for having me on your blog today!

You know, one of the best parts of sending a new book out into the world was celebrating its release with my family. They have always been my biggest cheerleaders, my staunchest supporters. Family is one of the most important things to me. I’ve always been close to my family and hate the fact that we live so far apart. And although they sometimes drive me crazy, there is nothing I wouldn’t do for them. 

But I sometimes wonder what would have happened if I’d ever had to choose between them and someone else I loved. What if my family hadn’t approved of the man I wanted to marry? Or what if my love for and loyalty to my family was in opposition somehow to my love and loyalty to someone else? What do you do when your heart is being pulled in two different directions?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #68: Vanilla or Kink?

ReadingBetweentheWinesBookClub
   
18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that begins on Fridays and runs through the weekend, hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines. This is a Friday blog hop with the objective to find and visit other book blogs that share the same interest as you, namely books geared towards the 18 & over crowd, and make some new friends!


How to join in:

  • You should run a book blog that features and reviews mostly adult reads, some Y.A.’s are okay but 18 & over adult reads should be your majority.
  • Make a separate post for the 18 & Over Book Blogger Follow on your blog.
  • Copy the html for the button above and place it at the top of your post.
  • List & answer the ‘Question of the Week.’
  • Place your name and blog title in the linky below and the url for a direct link to your post
  • Visit the other blogs on the list and say 'Hi!' Following each blog is not mandatory but I know it is always appreciated, and if someone comments saying they’re a new follower it’s polite to follow back. J It’s always nice to spread the 18 & Over Book Blogging love!
  • Contact me (readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com) with any questions!
Question of the Week: Does a book have to have kink of some kind (BDSM, ect.) to get you hot? Or will detailed vanilla love scenes work just as good?

Stone Cold Revenge by Jess Macallan (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Woot! Happy Friday-Eve, my friends! I hope everyone's week is going well. Today I would like to give a warm welcome to author Jess Macallan who has brought a special guest with her!


Thanks so much for having me at Reading Between the Wines today! I’m celebrating the release of Stone Cold Revenge, the second book in my Set in Stone series. My heroine, Elle, wants to hijack the post for a public service announcement for readers...

Hey there! As Jess said, my name is Elle and for those of you who read the first book, Stone Cold Seduction, you know my father is a jerk. Actually, that’s a big understatement. For those of you who haven’t read my story, my father, Jedren, is a World Class Evil Bastard. He had me tortured on a regular basis to groom me as his heir. How that was helpful, I have no idea. Long story short, he now expects me to take over his empire and be grateful for the opportunity. So not going to happen.