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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Kym Grosso's Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Today we have a spotlight from the erotic paranormal romance by Kym Grosso, Tristan's Lyceum Wolves. Enjoy!



Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves
(Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3)
Genre:  Erotic Paranormal Romance
Publisher:  Independent
Date of Publication:  March 28, 2013
Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA
An erotic paranormal romance...Charismatic and powerful Lyceum Wolves' Alpha, Tristan Livingston, is out for revenge after a devastating attack on his pack. Not only did he survive a building collapse, he orchestrated the rebuild of his chic, state-of-the-art nightclub within a week. Determined to mete out justice, he rescues a beautiful witness who may be the key to helping him find the perpetrators.
Dr. Kalli Williams, dedicated veterinarian, is hiding a secret that endangers not only her own life but the lives of wolves across the country. After being tortured by a savage vampire, she's reluctantly agrees to help the sexy Alpha in his quest to identify suspects; ones who'd kill her on the spot if they knew she existed. As Kalli places herself in the hands of the dominant wolf, she soon finds she wants nothing more than to submit.
Tristan, committed to ruling his pack as a lone wolf, is inexplicably drawn to the mysterious and enticing woman, who seems more than human, but not quite supernatural. As he discovers her secret, he teaches her the meaning of trust, helping her learn how to be true to her nature. After living a lifetime alone, will he succumb to the visceral need to claim her, acknowledging the soul binding connection between an Alpha and his mate? And will he prevail against the menacing enemy who threatens to destroy Lyceum Wolves?
Warning:  This book contains several erotic love scenes, including m/f/m menage, and is intended for adult readers only.

AN ENGLISH BRIDE IN SCOTLAND by Lynsay Sands (Excerpt/Giveaway)

Today we would like to share with you an excerpt from Lynsay Sands newest historical romance, An English Bride in Scotland!



An English Bride in ScotlandAn English Bride in Scotland
Lynsay Sands
June 25, 2013; Avon Books
Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback
Fiction / Romance/ $7.99 US / $9.50 Can.
Goodreads
Amazon: Paperback - Kindle
First in a sultry new series set in the wilds of the Scotland Highlands
Annabel’s future was decided by her parents at an early age; she was to be sent to Elstow Abbey and prepare to become a nun, a bride of God. She had accepted her life at the abbey; little did she know that an unexpected visitor would change everything she has ever known. Her family has not visited her since they dropped her off at the abbey fourteen years ago. Annabel is confused by her mother’s sudden visit, and what her mother reveals only adds to the confusion—she will no longer take the veil. Instead she’ll be returning to Waverly Castle and taking on a new role as the wife of Scottish laird, Ross McKay—intended to be her sister Kate’s husband. The rugged, sexy Ross was to marry Kate, in honor of a contract forged between the two families’ years ago.  When Kate runs away with a lover, more shame is looming over the family name; Annabel is their only hope. Annabel knows nothing about being a wife, running a castle—or the marriage bed. However, consumed by new, unfamiliar feelings for her handsome husband, she desperately wants to learn. She is not the bride he expected, but Ross is completely taken with his shy, curvaceous, and sweet bride. He is delighted when he realizes that she’s not a stereotypical, snobbish English lass and begins to deeply love and cherish Annabel. A series of suspiciously coincidental encounters with a strange man follow Annabel. And when her life is threatened, Ross is determined to keep his precious wife safe. As the danger increases, he vows to move the Highlands itself to save her and preserve the passion that’s only beginning to bloom. But who could be aiming to hurt Annabel? She’s spent most of her life in an abbey, hardly having communication with anyone. Could she possibly have any enemies? Or, are the adversaries that were once determined steal Ross’ place as leader of the McKay Clan (after his father’s death) still be seeking revenge?


Excerpt:

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Apocalyptic Moon by Eva Gordon (Guest Post)

Please give a warm welcome to paranormal romance author, Eva Gordon! 


Zombie Apocalypse, Shifters and Romance?
By Eva Gordon
Author of Apocalyptic Moon

Greetings,

Thanks for letting me share a glass of wine with you all and discuss my genre-bending book, Apocalyptic Moon, Book 1 in my new series, After the Bane. A little about myself. My background is in the biological sciences and I’m a science nerd adventurous romantic. When I’m not writing I’m either working with raptors or volunteering at wolf sanctuaries. I love to create fantasy worlds, suspenseful action driven stories with a splash of romance. Hot alpha men and the daring women they must possess in a world of great peril. 

So why zombies? 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Guest Review: Crossing Lines by Alannah Lynne - 3.5 Wine Glasses!

Crossing Lines (Heat Wave #3)Crossing Lines
Heat Wave #3
By Alannah Lynne
ebook, paperback, 173 pages
Published January 28th 2013
Copy courtesy of the author
Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble 
The world’s best-stocked toy drawer can only take a gal so far. Bored with her current assortment of vibrating, plastic pieces, Sam Wallace decides to add a new sex toy to her collection: Kevin Mazze. The sexy Italian is more than happy to help her live out her long-held sexual fantasies, and trusting him with her body is easy. Trusting him with her heart, however, is not… especially when he commits an unforgiveable sin.
Kevin Mazze is one of the good guys. He’s spent his life always doing the right things and making those around him happy. When he meets the woman of his dreams, at the worst possible time, he finds himself making bad choices in the name of good and crossing lines he never thought he would… while praying she never finds out.


Fiona's Thoughts:

Enemy Within by Angeline Kace (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to author, Angeline Kace, joining us on tour with her book - Enemy Within!


Angeline Kace on Writing the Second Book in a Series

Enemy Within took me much longer to write than I ever imagined it would. But man, there is a lot of pressure on an author when writing a second book. The dreaded “sophomore slump” being one of them. And for a while there, I put more pressure on myself than I should have. I remember wanting so badly for everyone to like this second book. It was almost like I set myself up for an unattainable goal. I had this idea that I had to write Enemy Within so that it turned out so amazing, all the people who were on the fence or didn’t enjoy Descended by Blood would change their minds about this series. 

A Brother's Honor by Brenda Jackson (Excerpt/Giveaway)

Today we would like to share with you the first book in Brenda Jackson's new series, A Brother's Honor!


A BROTHER’S HONOR (Harlequin MIRA; June 2013) is the first book in a sizzling new series —The Grangers— about one legacy, three brothers, and a lifetime of secrets by New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Brenda Jackson.  

The series revolves around the Grangers; a wealthy Virginia family whose fortune was made in the aeronautics industries.  As a deathbed promise to their grandfather, the three Granger brothers (Jace, Caden, and Dalton) vow to take over the family business— Granger Aeronautics—and to continue the fight to prove their father’s innocence on a decades old murder case.  But when the eldest brother Jace Granger takes over as CEO, he quickly realizes the company is failing badly and decides to hire Shana Bradford — the sexy, confident, smart founder of a consulting firm—who has a reputation of being able to identify corporate problems and then getting the company back on track. 

Jace and Shana butt heads at first, but they finally come to a mutual understanding that sparks a steamy relationship. The passion between them is jeopardized when old secrets begin to emerge and an explosive discovery changes everything Jace thought he knew about his mother—and his father— who was convicted of her murder.

Excerpt:

Cover Reveal: I Breathe You by Lori L. Clark

Today we are happy to take part in the cover reveal for I BREATHE YOU!


I Breathe You by Lori L. Clark 
Publication date:  July 2013 
Genre: NA contemporary romance
Goodreads
Synopsis:
When a tragic accident leaves Rhane Evans -- lead vocalist for the rock band Fate's Crazy -- permanently unable to speak above a whisper and kills the love of her life, she moves across the state to pick up the pieces. Shattered, Rhane struggles to understand what happened the night of the accident, an accident everyone blames her for, even though she wasn't driving the car.
Enter Ian Callahan. He's the one person who may have a more tumultuous past than Rhane. Though they try hard to deny the sizzling attraction between them, it proves nearly impossible. When Ian's troubled past threatens to tear them apart, they begin to believe happiness isn't in their cards.
Because Fate's Crazy that way...

Thursday, June 27, 2013

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #83: Sexy Times

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: What's your favorite time period for your fictional fantasy men? Do you drool over a Scottish Highlander in his kilt swinging his... err... claymore? Do you want a bodice ripper to scandalize you before the ton? Maybe a modern day Commando to sweep you off your feet and then tie you up in creative ways? Or perhaps a futuristic space pirate to kidnap you away from Earth and tempt you with all of his unknown alien bedroom secrets? *eyebrow wiggle*

ARC Review: Lick by Kylie Scott - 5 Wine Glasses!


Lick 
(Stage Dive #1)
by Kylie Scott 
ebook, 214 pages
Expected publication: July 1st 2013 by Momentum
ISBN13 9781743342374
ARC Courtesy of Momentum via NetGalley
GoodreadsAmazon

5 Wine Glasses from Crystal!
Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.
Evelyn Thomas’s plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure as hell never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.
One thing is for certain, being married to rock and roll’s favourite son is sure to be a wild ride.

Crystal's Thoughts:
Lick seriously rocked my world, I loved this book so much!
I wasn't sure what to expect going into the story, with a drunken marriage in Vegas to a rock star seeming a tad cliché' I had my doubts.  Kylie Scott quickly blew all of my dubiety away though within the first few pages.

Tour: Rebecca Zanetti's TWISTED (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Today we have a spotlight featuring Twisted, book 5.5 from Rebecca Zanetti's Dark Protectors series. Enjoy!


DARK PROTECTORS

The Kayrs family leads not only the vampire nation, but also the Realm, which is a coalition of vampires, shifters, and witches.   Years ago, an evil vampire race called the Kurjans declared war on the Realm by creating a deadly virus that infects vampire mates.  The virus attacks chromosomal pairs and takes mates from immortal to human, and maybe down to death.  No cure for the virus has been found for mates, and the vampires, who are male only, know that time is running short.

In addition, the demons declared war on the Realm, going so far as to kidnap the youngest Kayrs brother and torture him for five years.  He has been rescued, damaged but still alive.  The eldest Kayrs, the king, is out for revenge, no matter the cost.

The prophets of all the races predicted the coming of a young psychic named Janie who is destined to change the world.  How, nobody knows.  The vampires found her as a young girl, and one of their leaders adopted her and raised her with love and determination.  In the final four stories of this series arc, Janie is an adult, and it’s time for that change—if she lives long enough.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Anything But Sweet by Candis Terry (Guest Post)

Today I would like to give a warm welcome to contemporary romance author, Candis Terry!


WHAT PUTS THE SWEET IN SWEET?
Thanks so much for letting me stop in today to chat! Until I turned 30 everyone called me Candi. Someone once I met that magical age they turned to my given name and I always feel like I’m in trouble. You know, like when your mom yells your full name out the front door and you know that means at least a week on restriction? Yeah. That.

When I came up with my first series (The Sugar Shack novels) the books were centered around a family bakery called The Sugar Shack. When I came up with the idea for my new Sweet, Texas series, I realized I must have a really big sweet tooth because everything seemed to revolve around sugary delights. Not good for a chick on a diet like me!

In Sweet, Texas there are a couple of restaurants that make mouthwatering food for our hero and heroine in my newest book release,  Anything But Sweet.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

4 Wine Review! Ruby (Facets of Passion #3) by Jeffe Kennedy

Ruby
Facets of Passion #3
by Jeffe Kennedy
Kindle Edition
Published May 13th 2013 by Carina Press
41,000 words
ASIN B00BED271M
Danielle Sosna has no problem denying herself in order to achieve her goals—after all, that attitude landed her a dream job at Vogue Paris. But in New Orleans for one last assignment before heading overseas, she's faced with the most decadent of temptations. Seductive Cajun chef Bobby Prejean takes Dani's strength of will as a challenge, and offers her a night of wild indulgence—if she will agree to obey his every command…
Dani can't resist Prejean's invitation to join him in a world of carnal desire, complete with fetish costumes and masks. Determined to keep her emotional distance, she gives Prejean everything but her name. A night becomes a week, as she spends Mardi Gras suspended…in the delicious space where pleasure meets pain.
Too late, she realizes the cloak of anonymity has not protected her—and that chasing her dream might come at the expense of her heart.
For more Facets of Passion, check out Sapphire and Platinum, available now!

Goodreads
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Lexi's Thoughts


Still by Ann Mayburn (Interview)


Lexi: *fanning myself* Is it hot in here? *looks down at iPad to reread blurb for Still* Wait! No, its not me! Its our guest today, Ann Mayburn, who has the ability to steam up any room. Welcome Ann!

Ann: Thank you so much for having me, Lexi! :D

Lexi: Anytime I pick up one of your books I know I am going to get a hot erotic read. And your newest release, Still, sounds hotter than ever. You put your heroine, Michelle, in the power seat this time. Have you been wanting to write this dominant woman for some time now? 

Ann: In real life I’m a switch(80% Domme and 20% sub) so writing a Domme based story has always appealed to me. Unfortunately there is such a preconceived, negative stereotype of FemDom romance that I put it on the back burner. My readers love Male Dom and I love my readers so I focused on writing mostly Male Dominant BDSM Romance…though a few Mistresses’ did work their way in. ;)

Release Party: Redneck Romeo by Lorelei James (The future of the Rough Riders/Giveaway)

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Who doesn't love sexy cowboys?! We are happy to bow before the master of creating these hot heartthrobs, Ms. Lorelei James, during her release party for REDNECK ROMEO!



Day Seven– REDNECK ROMEO RELEASE PARTY

Lorelei James is celebrating the release of REDNECK ROMEO with a SEVEN day party. SEVEN great giveaways, SEVEN different posts. Stop by all the amazing blogs participating in the party to increase your chances to win!!! Each blog will post a special REDNECK ROMEO post all seven days (no weekend posts). 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sexy Snippets: Getting Real by Ainslie Paton

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!

Gambling On Love by Nancy Fraser & Patti Shenberger (Guest Post/Giveaway)

We asked Nancy and Patti a question about their new book, Gambling On Love, and they have joined us today to answer it!


Question: Researching the civil war; Was there a specific moment or place in history while researching that really touched you?

While doing our research for Gambling on Love, we knew we intended the movement of the Beaumont slaves to be not so much a history lesson, but a means for our hero and heroine to meet. It also served a unique purpose in developing both of the main characters’ best traits.

Felicity, our heroine, is young but has an overwhelming sense of compassion and understanding. She takes it upon herself to teach her father’s slaves how to read and write and prepares them for a life of freedom in the north. She even goes to the extreme of selling off her late mother’s heirlooms in order to raise the money for their passage. She’s gone from being a privileged, rich-man’s daughter to a woman who is willing to do whatever necessary to set things right.

Release Party: Redneck Romeo by Lorelei James (Fun Facts about Lorelei/Giveaway)

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Who doesn't love sexy cowboys?! We are happy to bow before the master of creating these hot heartthrobs, Ms. Lorelei James, during her release party for REDNECK ROMEO!



Day Six– REDNECK ROMEO RELEASE PARTY

Lorelei James is celebrating the release of REDNECK ROMEO with a SEVEN day party. SEVEN great giveaways, SEVEN different posts. Stop by all the amazing blogs participating in the party to increase your chances to win!!! Each blog will post a special REDNECK ROMEO post all seven days (no weekend posts). 

Love at First Date by Susan Hatler (Book Blast/Giveaway)

Today we have a book blast from author, Susan Hatler, enjoy!



Blurb for Love at First Date:
Ellen may not believe in storybook love, but it’s about to rewrite her life . . .
Ellen’s figured out that finding the right guy is all about compatibility. That’s why she signs up for Detailed Dating—the local online dating scene in Sacramento. They ask men the hard questions, compare their answers with hers, then she filters through the profiles of each provided “match.” After numerous email exchanges, she narrows it down to two promising candidates she’s excited to meet in person.
When Ellen’s best friend asks her for a favor, dog-sitting leads to disaster and Ellen ends up at the local vet where she meets a man she can’t get out of her mind. Henry isn’t a logical choice, but she finds herself paying for dog obedience class to spend more time with him.
Ellen knows that in order to have a lasting relationship, she should take the safe route and go for one of the pre-screened guys. But, how can she think with her head when her heart keeps begging her to give Henry a chance?
Purchase Links: Amazon - Kindle - Barnes & Noble - Kobo - All Romance - iTunes


Sunday, June 23, 2013

A Rare Vintage by Delancey Stewart (Guest Post)

Today I would like welcome author, Delancey Stewart!


Wine, books and flying saucers – Delancey Stewart talks about A Rare Vintage and her favorite wine

My obsession with wine started in my early twenties when I lived in New York City. I had a friend who collected wine and shared unique (and expensive!) bottles with me from time to time. I didn’t understand the idea of “collecting” back then – but I was also in the habit of buying wine either based on whether there was a dog on the label or by lowest price for greatest quantity. It wasn’t until I tasted some of his wine that I began to see that there was a very broad spectrum of flavors (and prices!) in wine. For a few years I built my wine knowledge by tasting lots of different wines and by reading a lot about wine. 

A Royal Pain Baby Name Game: Megan Mulry’s, If the Shoe Fits (#Giveaway)

We are taking part in a fun giveaway for readers from Sourcebooks, enjoy!


It’s time to play A Royal Pain Baby Name Game! To celebrate Megan Mulry’s upcoming July release, If the Shoe Fits, Sourcebooks would like to know what you think the name of Will & Kate’s new addition will be! Comment below with your boy name and girl name prediction! We will pick one winner who will receive a print copy of Megan’s first book A Royal Pain!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Guest Review: Surrender your Love By J.C. Reed - 3.5 Wine Glasses

Surrender Your Love (Surrender Your Love, #1)Surrender your Love
By J.C. Reed
ebook, 324 pages
Published March 15th 2013 (first published March 11th 2013)
ISBN13 9781482334302
ARC Courtesy of Author
GoodreadsAmazonBarnes & Noble
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.

Fiona's Thoughts:

Vertigo by Gwenan Haines (Excerpt/Giveaway)

Today we would like to share and excerpt from Gwenan Haines' romance, Vertigo, and a great giveaway from the author. Enjoy!



On Sale on Amazon for 2.99Vertigo
by Gwenan Haines 
Paperback, First Edition, 270 pages
Published February 22nd 2013 by The Wild Rose Press
Blurb: 
When attorney Blake Cartwright abandons a successful career to turn a dilapidated lighthouse into an inn, everybody thinks she's gone a little bit crazy. After witnessing a body fall from the tower, Blake wonders if they might be right. According to local legend, the spirit of a former keeper's wife lures women to their deaths in the icy water below. Has Blake witnessed a suicide, seen a ghost--or is she just seeing things?
Declan Hunter, the mysterious man she hires to help with renovations, doesn't help matters. The man with the Navy SEAL physique claims to be nothing more than a local handyman, but Blake's instincts warn her not to trust him. As the mystery deepens, she finds herself drawn into a dangerous labyrinth of secrets, lies, and murder. But the most serious danger of all may be falling for a man determined to leave her.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Release Party: Redneck Romeo by Lorelei James (Interview/Giveaway)

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Who doesn't love sexy cowboys?! We are happy to bow before the master of creating these hot heartthrobs, Ms. Lorelei James, during her release party for REDNECK ROMEO!



Day Five– REDNECK ROMEO RELEASE PARTY

Lorelei James is celebrating the release of REDNECK ROMEO with a SEVEN day party. SEVEN great giveaways, SEVEN different posts. Stop by all the amazing blogs participating in the party to increase your chances to win!!! Each blog will post a special REDNECK ROMEO post all seven days (no weekend posts). 

Destruction of the Soul by J.L. Vallance (Cover Reveal/Giveaway)

Please enjoy this cover reveal from author, J.L. Vallance!





“There is more at stake in Aedan’s war than any of you realize.”Vivienne Drake is lost.
She’d let every one of her walls down, finally allowing others into her guarded circle, and all it brought her was pain and devastation. Now, out of fear and desperation, she’s turning to the one being she believes will be truthful with her; the only being that’s dared to give her anything resembling an honest answer--Linux, The Cruciatum.
The Daemonium is dangerous and mysterious, and offering Vivienne things that she’s been begging for. He offers her a chance at discovering what lies just beyond her reach. Though his motives remain far from clear, there is something within him that Vivienne is drawn to. And she wants nothing more than to believe in him, to believe in the things he tells her.
Together, they uncover details of Aedan’s plans, and discover what he intends to use his daughter for. Vivienne learns that she carries within her a destructive darkness, that if she allows, will consume her, and destroy the goodness she contains.
Fighting an endless battle against lies and deception, Vivienne must find the strength within herself to remain on a virtuous path. She’ll be forced to overcome pain and obstacles in order to discover the truth of just how deep the deceit runs within The Guild.
Can she remain above the darkness for the sake of Humanity and herself, or will she allow it to devour her light and destroy her soul?
Released Date: August 20th / Goodreads
Buy Links: AmazonB&N 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #82: New Adult or No Thanks?

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: New Adult Romance. Can't get enough? Tired of seeing it everywhere? or Undecided? 

Christina Thompson's Chemical Attraction (Guest Post)

Now I would like to welcome author Christina Thompson who is joining us with her romantic thriller, Chemical Attraction. Enjoy!


Thank you for inviting me to guest post and promote my romantic thriller, Chemical Attraction.  When I first started writing, I was also invited to join a Holistic Health Center. As a massage therapist and acupuncturist, I was drawn to their supportive group. To best promote each other, we took the opportunity to try each modality. Besides acupuncture and massage, the center offered reiki, reflexology, hypnosis, and past life regression (PLR). 

I had my first past life regression session. Some believe that the history of the soul’s journey is recorded and stored in the unconscious mind, available for retrieval at any time.  Looking at your past is thought to bring meaning, insights, and clarity to your present life. All I needed to do was put aside my analytical mind for a time and open my mind and heart.

Release Party: Redneck Romeo by Lorelei James (Rory's favorite songs/Giveaway)

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Who doesn't love sexy cowboys?! We are happy to bow before the master of creating these hot heartthrobs, Ms. Lorelei James, during her release party for REDNECK ROMEO!



Day Four– REDNECK ROMEO RELEASE PARTY

Lorelei James is celebrating the release of REDNECK ROMEO with a SEVEN day party. SEVEN great giveaways, SEVEN different posts. Stop by all the amazing blogs participating in the party to increase your chances to win!!! Each blog will post a special REDNECK ROMEO post all seven days (no weekend posts). 


Cover Reveal Blitz: Hold On To Me by Elisabeth Naughton

Today we are happy to take part in a cover reveal for a book that I am dying for, the sequel to Wait For Me (Goodreads/Amazon/Barnes&Noble) - Hold On To Me!




He thinks he’s finally found the one.Mitch Mathews never believed in love—at least not the happily ever after kind. Then he met Simone Conners. Just one night with the sexy lawyer made him reevaluate his priorities and look toward a future he never planned. The only hang up is making her see it too. She’s almost ready for a second chance.What started out as a casual hookup with a rugged geologist has turned into something a whole lot more. Simone’s on the verge of handing over her heart, but fear over what Mitch will say and do when he learns who she used to be holds her back. The past could destroy their future...Just when Simone is about to take a chance on forever with Mitch, the mistakes of her past catch up with her. Suddenly it’s not just her safety on the line anymore, it’s his too. Forced into hiding, Mitch demands answers, and Simone realizes the only way to protect everything she holds dear is to delve into a past she’s spent fourteen years trying to forget. As they search for the truth, they discover secrets, lies and a rekindled passion that burns hotter than before. But they also uncover a conspiracy that threatens the very fabric of society. One that could cost them more than just their future…it could cost them their lives.
*This is a self-published title. Goodreads and pre-order links are not available yet. Expected release: FALL 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Review: Wilde Nights in Paradise by Tonya Burrows - 4 Wine Glasses

Wilde Nights in Paradise (A Wilde Security Novel)Wilde Nights in Paradise 
(A Wilde Security Novel)
by Tonya Burrows
ebook, 250 pages
Published June 10th 2013 by Entangled: Brazen
ISBN 1622662245 
ARC Courtesy of Entangled Publishing
GoodreadsAmazonBarnes & Noble
He’ll guard her body all night long.
Former Marine Jude Wilde’s motto has always been “burn bridges and never look back,” so nobody is more surprised when Wilde Security is hired to protect assistant district attorney Libby Pruitt, the woman he loved and left. Although she makes it clear she wants nothing to do with Jude, they’re forced to fake a relationship for her safety. He can’t ignore the heat still simmering between them, and when her stalker’s threats escalate to attempted murder, he’s left with no choice but to whisk her away to a friend’s safe house in Key West, FL. 
Cooped up in paradise together, Jude begins to chip away at Libby’s resolve to hate him. But even as she gives in to his proximity and her body’s demands for his, she refuses to fall for his charms again. Maybe a torrid affair in the sun is exactly what she needs to get him out of her system. But when her stalker tracks them down, can they escape the steamy Key West night without anyone getting hurt? 

Crystal's Thoughts:
In the beautiful and eclectic setting of Key West, Florida, author Tonya Burrows weaves a sexy and alluring story of tragic pasts and second chances. 

The Blood Code by Misty Evans (Guest Post/Giveaway)

We're honored to have author Misty Evans join us now with her book, Blood Code!



How to Train Your Spy (From a Princess’s Point of View)

In my new sexy spy thriller, THE BLOOD CODE, Anya Radzoya is a lost Russian Princess who must convince a CIA operative to help her save her grandmother from a crazy Russian president. The spy for the job is Ryan “Smitty” Smith, and while he trains her in various undercover techniques, Anya trains him in how to treat a princess…including how to flirt with one:

“Ryan Jones. Russian affairs advisor for President Pennington.” He held up a hand, put it back down. “I’d offer to shake hands, but I’m not sure what the proper protocol is for introducing oneself to a modern Russian grand duchess…” He leaned in conspiratorially and shot his gaze around the room. “And I wouldn’t want to be shot by Ivanov’s police for violating it.”
Her smile had more punch to it this time and her eyes held a definite spark. “A Russian affairs expert who doesn’t know protocol when it comes to royalty? Seems like your schooling needs supplementation.”
A direct hit. He chuckled, and damn if it didn’t feel good. “Having a direct royal source for guidance would certainly help.”
She extended her hand, still pretending they’d never met before. “Well, I never saw the brochure on How to Be a Princess, so I’m afraid my own education falls short of Russian protocol.” Now she leaned toward him and lowered her sexy voice another notch. “But don’t tell, okay?”
Flirting with her was a terrible idea. A terrible, horrible idea. It could get them both in serious hot water.
But Ryan couldn’t stop himself. Didn’t want to stop himself…

Melissa Cutler's Tempted Into Danger (Guest Post/Giveaway)

I would like to give a warm welcome to romantic suspense author, Melissa Cutler, joining us with her ICE Black Ops series and book, Tempted Into Danger!


"Why ICE?" with Melissa Cutler

Melissa Cutler here, and I'm so excited to be on Reading Between the Wines talking about my latest action-adventure romance, TEMPTED INTO DANGER. TEMPTED stars ICE black ops agent Diego and a "mathlete" super smart heroine named Vanessa. One of the questions I get asked a lot is "Why ICE?"

ICE stands for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and operates under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security. When I first learned about ICE, I was intrigued by the international nature of the department. They have attaché offices all over the world and protect our freedom and borders by tracking international criminals, weapons smugglers, human traffickers, art and artifact thieves, and drug cartels, and money launderers. That's pretty badass, am I right?

Release Party: Redneck Romeo by Lorelei James (Tidbits About Dalton/Giveaway)

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Who doesn't love sexy cowboys?! We are happy to bow before the master of creating these hot heartthrobs, Ms. Lorelei James, during her release party for REDNECK ROMEO!



Day Three – REDNECK ROMEO RELEASE PARTY

Lorelei James is celebrating the release of REDNECK ROMEO with a SEVEN day party. SEVEN great giveaways, SEVEN different posts. Stop by all the amazing blogs participating in the party to increase your chances to win!!! Each blog will post a special REDNECK ROMEO post all seven days (no weekend posts). 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Guest Review: Seal of Honor By Tonya Burrows - 4 Wine Glasses!

SEAL of Honor (HORNET, #1)SEAL of Honor 
(HORNET #1)
by Tonya Burrows 
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 28th 2013 by Entangled Select
ISBN 1620612585 
ARC Courtesy of Entangled Publishing
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It’s a good thing Gabe Bristow lives and breathes the Navy SEAL credo, “the only easy day was yesterday,” because today, his life is unrecognizable. When his prestigious career comes to a crashing halt, he’s left with a bum leg and few prospects for employment that don’t include a desk.
That is, until he’s offered the chance to command a private hostage rescue team and free a wealthy American businessman from Colombian paramilitary rebels. It seems like a good deal—until he meets his new team: a drunk Cajun linguist, a boy-genius CIA threat analyst, an FBI negotiator with mob ties, a cowboy medic, and an EOD expert as volatile as the bombs he defuses. Oh, and who could forget the sexy, frustratingly impulsive Audrey Van Amee? She’s determined to help rescue her brother—or drive Gabe crazy. Whichever comes first.
As the death toll rises, Gabe’s team of delinquents must figure out how to work together long enough to save the day. Or, at least, not get themselves killed. Because Gabe’s finally found something worth living for, and God help him if he can’t bring her brother back alive.

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Riverbend by Tess Thompson (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today we would like to welcome romance author, Tess Thompson, who is joining us with her recent release of Riverbend!


Scattered postcards

The note came home from Mrs. Kappen, Emerson’s first grade teacher. We’re studying the states. Could you ask family and friends to send postcards from their state with a fun fact?

So, as is the way these days, I sent an email to a bunch of Facebook friends, scattered all over the country, from Maine to Hawaii. Would you send one if you have time? Emerson would love it.

Cynthia Eden's MINE TO TAKE (Book Blast/Giveaway)

We would like to share with you Cynthia Eden's, a favorite author of ours here, new romantic suspense release! 



MINE TO TAKE
Release Date: June 17, 2013
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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Sometimes you want someone so much…Sometimes you need someone so much…Lust can become love.And love can turn into a deadly obsession.
Skye Sullivan knows that someone is watching her. Not just watching—stalking her. Months ago, Skye was involved in a dangerous car accident. The accident ended her dancing career and sent her fleeing back to Chicago. Skye is convinced that her stalker caused the crash, and she fears that he won’t stop pursuing her, not until she’s dead.
When someone breaks into her apartment in Chicago, Skye turns to the one man she believes can protect her—Trace Weston. Once, Trace was her lover. Two lost souls, they’d come together in a firestorm of need and desire. But then Trace had pushed her away. He’d joined the military, vanishing from her life. She’d put all of her emotion into dancing, and she’d tried to forget him.
Now Trace is one of the most successful men in the United States. Rich, driven, and carrying dark secrets, he agrees to help Skye. He’ll protect her from the danger that lurks in the darkness, but Trace wants more than to just be a guard for Skye.
He wants her. And he’ll take her. The years have changed him, hardened him. He’s not just a poor kid from the streets any longer. Now, he can have anything—or anyone—that he wants. And the one woman he has always wanted has just come back into his life. He won’t let her go again.But with the threats mounting against Skye, she suspects that her stalker may be intimately close. He’s a man who knows her too well. As his attacks grow ever more dangerous, she realizes that if she trusts the wrong man, she could be making a fatal mistake.
Lust. Love. Obsession.Just how far would you go in order to possess the one person you want the most?

Release Party: Redneck Romeo by Lorelei James (Excerpt/Giveaway)

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Who doesn't love sexy cowboys?! We are happy to bow before the master of creating these hot heartthrobs, Ms. Lorelei James, during her release party for REDNECK ROMEO!


Day Two – REDNECK ROMEO RELEASE PARTY

Lorelei James is celebrating the release of REDNECK ROMEO with a SEVEN day party. SEVEN great giveaways, SEVEN different posts. Stop by all the amazing blogs participating in the party to increase your chances to win!!! Each blog will post a special REDNECK ROMEO post all seven days (no weekend posts). 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sexy Snippets: Buckhorn Beginnings (Buckhorn Brothers #1 & 2) by Lori Foster

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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!



Roxie Rivera's YURI & NIKOLAI (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Now I would like to welcome author Roxie Rivera who is joining us with a new and upcoming release!



What happens when two people who are so very much alike find they can't their mutual attraction a moment longer?

That was the question that gripped me when I started writing Lena and Yuri's story. From the outside, they appear so very different. He's a polished, suave Russian billionaire playboy. She's a feisty Latina scraping by on an entry-level PR salary who hasn't had a date in months.

But, deep down inside, they have more in common than anyone would guess. While Yuri survived a miserable, neglectful childhood in one of Moscow's worst orphanages, Lena clawed her way out of Houston's most dangerous neighborhood. They've both earned their successes the hard way.

And they're both looking for real love. For the kind of love that will begin to fill the raw, empty, aching holes within them…

Conceal by Juliana Stone (Book Blitz/Giveaway)

Woot! We are super excited to celebrate the release of the third book in Juliana Stone's The Barker Triplets, a must read series for us - Conceal



Title: Conceal
Author: Juliana Stone
Series: The Barker Triplets #3
Format: eBook
Expected Publication: June 15th 2013 (First published June 13th, 2013)
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Contemporary Romance
No one said going home would be easy…
Black sheep and all around trouble maker, Betty Jo Barker is back home and hoping for a do-over. Things are finally looking up until Beau Simon comes to town. The man pushes every button she owns and manages to awaken long dead emotions she’d rather leave buried. Beneath the surface she knows she’s a wreck–her scars run deep–and she can’t help but wonder, is Beau Simon the one who can fix her?
Beau Simon, the brightest star in Hollywood has come to New Waterford for one reason only. He’s determined to have Betty Jo Barker star in his next film. He knows she’s perfect for the part, but a past encounter might prove more than a little difficult to overcome. As Beau turns on the charm, hoping to win over this complicated woman, he realizes it won’t be easy.
Only time will tell if what lies beneath can ever be overcome. Or if love can heal all…
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Hotter Than Texas by Tina Leonard (Book Blitz/Giveaway)

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We hope that you enjoy this blitz and giveaway from author, Tina Leonard!



"Perfection takes time, but desire waits for no man. Or woman "
Pecan Creek, Book 1
With more than one skeleton rattling in her closet, Sugar Cassevechia hopes The Most Honest Town in Texas will be the perfect place to start an online business. As soon as her mother remembers the family recipe that ll get hotterthanhellnuts.com off the ground.In the meantime, no way is Sugar letting their new landlord get away with renting them a run-down house that s decorated like a rich widow s orgasm. Even if he s the biggest hunk of hot she s ever laid eyes on.
Jake Bentley would love to do nothing but sit back and be amused as the Cassevechia women unwittingly stir up trouble in his uptight town. But something about them thaws out his frozen rescue complex. Especially Sugar s long, chestnut hair and sassy mouth.
Right about the time Sugar figures one steamy night in Jake s bed won t hurt, another skeleton joins the party in the form of a dead body in the Belle Watling room. And Sugar must decide if her family s reputation and her own heart are safe with Jake.
Warning: No sex in this book. Nope. None. Nada. Honest. Now, if you believe that, the author has an iceberg in Texas to sell you. Better hurry before there's none left to cool the fevered dreams generated by this book.


Release Party: Redneck Romeo by Lorelei James (Blurb/Giveaway)

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Who doesn't love sexy cowboys?! We are happy to bow before the master of creating these hot heartthrobs, Ms. Lorelei James, during her release party for REDNECK ROMEO!


Day One – REDNECK ROMEO RELEASE PARTY 

Lorelei James is celebrating the release of REDNECK ROMEO with a SEVEN day party. SEVEN great giveaways, SEVEN different posts. Stop by all the amazing blogs participating in the party to increase your chances to win!!! Each blog will post a special REDNECK ROMEO post all seven days (no weekend posts). 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Guest Review: Lover Undercover by Samanthe Beck - 4 Wine Glasses


Lover Undercover (McCade Brothers #1)Lover Undercover 
(McCade Brothers #1)
by Samanthe Beck
ebook, 293 pages
Published April 22nd 2013 by Entangled: Brazen
ISBN 1622669770 
ARC Courtesy of Entangled Publishing
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He’s undercover. She’s in over her head. 
Yoga instructor Kylie Roberts is the good twin. At least she was—until an accident forces Kylie to step into her twin’s sexy stilettos at a posh Hollywood “men’s club." But nothing could've prepared Kylie for the dead body in the club’s parking lot or the ridiculously hot detective who insists the killer is targeting her regulars.  
Detective Trevor McCade needs Kylie’s help to draw out the killer. It means long nights undercover and long dances where Kylie’s body tempts him with sensual promises. Dances that leave them both wanting more. But despite Kylie's hidden identity and the danger lurking in the shadows, it’s only a matter of time before Kylie and Trevor take this undercover operation under the covers…

Fiona's Thoughts: