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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ghosts of the Falls by Sarah Gilman 3 Wine Review

Title: Ghosts of the Falls
Author: Sarah Gilman
Format: ebook, 100 pages
Publication: October 28th 2013 by Entangled: Ever After
ISBN: 9781622662463
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Entangled via NetGalley
Reviewer: Lexi
Rating: 3/5

Determined to prove she’s fit for the family business, exorcist Jade Clarence knows the assignment waiting in Maine is her last chance. Born into a family of exorcists, Jade’s unorthodox ideas have gotten her into trouble in the past...and cost the life of a client.
After haunting a Maine state park for more than a century, Dutch Hutchinson will do whatever it takes to bring an end to his unfulfilling existence. When an act of arson brings a beautiful exorcist to town, Dutch takes corporeal form in order to spend his last hours in her company.
Jade quickly uncovers Dutch’s true identity and finds herself falling for the man behind the spirit. But when Jade’s legacy threatens their future, they will have to overcome the greatest of odds—life and death.

Character Costume Party with Chelsea M. Cameron of Sweet Surrendering (#Giveaway)

"This is Halloween, this is Halloween...." Oops, sorry, wrong story! lol Happy Halloween guys and ghouls! Now we have a treat for you, no tricks, joining us on this frighteningly fantastic day are a few characters from Chelsea M. Cameron's recent release of Sweet Surrendering. Enjoy!



So I decided that since it's Halloween season, I would ask Lucas and Rory (and Sloane, because she felt left out) what they would dress as for Halloween. Turns out the answer isn't that simple…

Me: So, what would you dress has for Halloween this year?


Lucas: Well that depends… *turns to Rory* Are you dressing up too?


Rory: Well, of course I am. Why wouldn't I?


Lucas. Well, I don't know what I would wear, but I have some suggestions for you. *winks*


Character Costume Party with Savannah Stuart (#AllHallowsIndies2013 #Giveaway)


Costume: the clothes worn by someone who is trying to look like a different person or thing. Our guest today is a master at this. Please welcome Savannah Stuart!

Savannah: Thanks so much for having me! *Passes chocolates and wine*

Lexi: How can you not love someone who brings chocolate and wine?!
You have the ultimate costume, the Savannah Stuart costume. But other than that one, who is the character from your books you would most like to dress up as for Halloween?

Savannah: Hands down, Brianna from Claiming Her Warriors! She has the two best ‘accessories’ ever; 2 hot mates! And the dress on her planet is really similar to what the ancient Greeks wore, which I think is fun and would be sexy for Halloween!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Guest Review: Eat, Play, Lust by Tawna Fenske - 4 Wine Glasses


18302770Title: Eat, Play, Lust
Author: Tawna Fenske
Format: ebook, 57 pages
Published: August 26th 2013 by Entangled: Flirt
Source: Entangled
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Chelsea 
Rating: 4/5

Cami Pressman is a yoga instructor with a lifelong secret love of junk food. Not even an irresistible man can replace the mouthwatering wickedness of her favorite foods. 
Until, that is, Paul Hammond signs up for her class. He’s a gourmet chef looking to score some fitness tips, and a date with Cami. Suddenly Cami’s lust for junk food isn’t the only thing making her tingle. 
When this sinful chef and hot yoga teacher eat, play, and lust together, they just might bring their obsession to a new level.

Thoughts:

Character Costume Party with Lilliana Anderson

We're all about the new adult romance today! The awesome Lilliana Anderson is giving us a little peak into David and Trina's night while getting ready for a Halloween party and I am so jealous of their costumes! Check it out and then be sure to grab David and Trina's books, the first two are currently FREE! May the force be with you. ;-)




A Beautiful Halloween – David & Katrina. 
By Lilliana Anderson 


“Seriously Trina - a Halloween party? They know we’re in Australia. Right? – Who here, celebrates Halloween?” 

“Fun people. That’s who,” I point out, as I drag David through the door of the costume shop.  

“Please tell me that we aren’t going as a lame couple dress up. I don’t think I could take that if we did,” he groans. 

Character Costume Party with Magan Vernon of The Only One (#Giveaway)

I hope everyone had time to find a costume for the fabulous party we are visiting today! If not, well dust off those old devil horns (I know you have them!) and get ready for some fun from a new adult romance that recently released - The Only One!



The sugary drink burned going down my throat. I hoped it wasn't because the guy who poured it out of the cooler roofied it. At least it drowned out the scent of sweat and stale beer. I didn't know how Monica talked me into an Alpha Mu Halloween party.

A horde of girls clad in skimpy costumes pushed past me like I was nothing more than another one of the paddles on the paneled wall. I tried to steer away from them, but my face hit a hard set of pecs. I gasped as I watched my entire drink soak through my sweater and onto my skin.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

ARC Review: Kinked by Thea Harrison - 5 Wine Glasses!

Title: Kinked
Series: Elder Races #6
Author: Thea Harrison
Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Published: November 5th, 2013 
Source: via Berkley Publishing in exchange for a honest review
Links: Goodreads | Kindle | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Crystal L.
Rating: 5/5


Two opponents must confront the cause of their obsessive fury in the latest Novel of the Elder Races…
As a harpy, Sentinel Aryal is accustomed to dealing with hate, but Sentinel Quentin Caeravorn manages to inspire in her a burning ire unlike anything she’s ever known. Aryal believes the new Sentinel to be a criminal, and vows to take him out as soon as the opportunity arises. But the harpy’s incessant wrath has pushed Quentin to the limit, and forces him to make a deadly vow of his own.
To put an end to the conflict, Dragos, Lord of the Wyr, sends them on a reconnaissance mission to the Elven land of Numenlaur. Forced to work together, Aryal and Quentin’s mutual antagonism escalates. Each fight draws forth more passion—culminating in an explosively sexual confrontation. But when their quest reveals real danger, Aryal and Quentin must resolve their differences in ways beyond the physical, before the entire Wyr is threatened.

Character Costume Party with Sedona Venez of Breaking the Storm

What kind of party would it be without a sexy werewolf joining us, and a rock star to boot! See what his feisty little witch has in store for him this Halloween... 


Sedona Venez has brought along two of her favorite characters for some dress-up fun from her Credence Curse series, Storm and Knox! 
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Deleted scene from BREAKING THE STORM

"Storm? Where are you?"

"Knox, I'm in the bedroom," she responded.

"I hope you're naked and ready to be thoroughly ravished." He marched into the bedroom. His eyes narrowed on the huge gold gift box strategically placed in the middle of the bed. "Not what I was hoping to see Storm." 

"Too bad rock star," Storm shouted from behind the closed bathroom door.

He pulled off his t-shirt and unzipped his jeans. "Come on out baby."

The Hot Halloween Heroes #Giveaway Hop


Hot Halloween Heroes Giveaway Hop

This hop is run by Felicity Heaton and Indie Romance Books and will run from October 29th to November 3rd 2013, and a big thank you to them for hosting! This giveaway hop celebrates the paranormal heroes, whether they’re incubi, vampires and werewolves, angels and demons, gods and goddesses or any number of sexy shifters and other hot paranormal creatures.


When someone says hot paranormal heroes the first thing that pops into my mind is the Brotherhood. J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood that is. 

'The Black Dagger Brotherhood is an ongoing series of paranormal romance books. The series focuses on a society (the "Black Dagger Brotherhood") of vampire warriors who live together and defend their race against the so-called lessers, a kind of de-souled humans threatening their kind.'

Here's a short and sizzling snippet from the newest BDB book, Lover At Last...

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sexy Snippets: Blue Lines (Assassins #4) by Toni Aleo

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!


Apologies for this being so late!

Review: Alpha Marked Series by Celia Kyle - 5 Wine Glasses!

Title: Scarlet
Series: Alpha Marked #1
Author: Celia Kyle
Format: Kindle Edition, 65 pages
Published: April 3rd, 2013 
Source: via Author in exchange for a honest review
Links: Goodreads | Kindle | B&N
Reviewer: Crystal L.
Rating: 5/5



Thirty and single? Well, getcha ass to the Gathering!
As if hitting thirty wasn’t enough, unmated Scarlet Wickham is summoned to this year’s Gathering. As a woman Marked to be the mate of an Alpha pair, she’s not going to find happiness anywhere other than in the arms of two Alpha werewolves. So, off she goes with her sisters in tow. ‘Cause yeah, she’s one of the plump Wickham triplets, and they’re all being carted off to werewolf speed dating.
Keller and Madden, Ruling Alpha pair, can’t believe their luck. They’ve found their mate, and she’s more than they could have ever hoped for. She’s feisty with spirit to spare, and lush curves that they want to trace with their tongues. They can’t wait to solidify their bond and get to know the beautiful woman who is to rule at their side. But first, there’s the minor inconvenience of a challenge to the death…



Character Costume Party with Suzanne Wright of Feral Sins (#AllHallowsIndies2013 #Giveaway)

 
Welcome friends! We had so much fun dressing up our favorite book characters last year we decided to do it again! We hope you'll join us and some truly wicked characters and authors throughout the week as we party through caves, frat houses, discuss favorite candies, sexy costumes and more! To kick things off we'd like to welcome author Suzanne Wright as well as the All Hallows Eve Indies Blog Tour! Be sure to check out the tour for more spooktacular paranormal indie authors this month!

As Trey took in the sight around him, he wondered what it would be like to have a mate who actually listened to a word he said. His home had looked totally normal when he left it three hours ago. Now the caves looked like a spooky crypt, the Ghostbusters theme song was blasting from the speakers in the living area, and everyone was dressed up in weird costumes. He turned to the nearest person to him, who happened to be his Beta female. She was so busy dancing, she hadn’t even noticed him. “What was it about ‘no party’ that you found so hard to understand? And why does my son look like a banana that’s dressed up in overalls?”

Release Day Blitz: BAD COP by Angela McCallister and FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL by Kristin Miller (#Giveaway)


Covets have all the sexiness, emotion, and happily ever after that readers have come to expect and love from Entangled. They are firmly grounded in the contemporary world, but each novel brings in supernatural twists, breaking the contemporary and paranormal rules, alike. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books you’ll be coveting next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, LIKE their Facebook page, and join the Book Club.


Today I'm happy to be featuring Covet's October releases!!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

October's Wine Club #Review: Wicked Beat by Olivia Cunning

October Wine Club





The Perfect Pairing:












Lexi: How to pick...how to pick? The Sinners are one rock group I would pay good money to go see in concert. If only they were a real band. *sigh* But they sure are real when you pick up one of Olivia Cunning’s books! So lets get down to it girls. Who is your favorite Sinner now that we have finally gotten Eric’s story?

Crystal: Ya' know, even though I don't really care for how Brian's character has developed since his book, Backstage Pass, Brian 'Master' Sinclair is still my favorite Sinner. I'm going with his 'original' character from that book, one of my first book boyfriends ;-) , and NOT on how he acted in Double Time. They don't call him "Master" for nothing and I do love me some magic fingers! Bwahaha!

Crystal L: My favorite Sinner is Trey Mills. And calling him a sinner is very apropos, isn't it? *winks* In reading order his book, Double Time, comes after Eric's, but was technically released before Eric's. And I have to say, after reading Eric's story I love Trey even more!

A Blue Stocking Christmas by Monica Burns (Spotlight/Giveaway)

A Bluestocking Christmas (Novella)
By Monica Burns

Blurb: 

Sinful words, wicked pleasures and a ghost all add up to A Bluestocking Christmas with a Dickens of a twist.
As a young man, Simon, Viscount Wycombe learned the painful truth that a tradesman’s daughter is suitable only for liaisons and nothing more. But Ivy Beecham is a far cry from his preconceived notions, and he’s determined to have her. But when she rejects him, it only increases his determination to seduce her into a world of sin and pleasure.
Ivy Beecham knows first-hand that handsome aristocrats like Simon can’t be trusted. But the intellectual scoundrel is hellbent on making her his mistress, using every means at his seductive disposal. When she refuses to give away her heart on Christmas Eve, a ghostly specter shows her in one night why her surrender can be the greatest gift of all.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Gena Showalter's BLACK AND BLUE Halloween Hop (#Giveaway)


Wow! We are super excited to be participating in the fabulous Gena Showalter's Halloween Hop for her new release of Black and Blue! Check out the book below and then join in the fun with the hop! For the complete hop schedule click on this link: http://bit.ly/19VbQke



17211009BLACK AND BLUE
Otherworld Assassins, #2
by Gena Showalter
Goodreads - Amazon - Kindle - B&N

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter's pulse-pounding paranormal series continues with an electrifying story about the ultimate warrior and his prize: a beautiful woman he will do anything to possess.
HE IS EVERY WOMAN’S FANTASY. . .Corbin Blue is a man of many talents. One of the most powerful otherworlders ever born, he is wealthy, a professional football star, and a legend in the bedroom. But only a select few know he is also a black ops agent...and there is no better killer. When he and his crew are attacked and separated, he’s forced to turn to his boss’s daughter for help―a woman with even more secrets than Blue.
. . .SHE BECOMES HIS ONLY OBSESSIONEvangeline Black has always been wary, guarded. No man has ever breeched her walls. Until Blue. He has never been denied something he wants, and now, he’s decided he wants her. As he sweeps her into his double life of seduction, intrigue, and danger, he helps her see beyond the darkness of her past. But as an enemy closes in, Blue will have to let Evie go to keep her safe—even though he'd rather die than live without her…

To All Rakes I’ve Loved Before and Once She Was Tempted by Anne Barton (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Today we have two new historical romances to share with you from author, Anne Barton. Enjoy!



17724807To All the Rakes I've Loved Before 
(Honeycote #1.5)
by Anne Barton
e-only title
100 pages
Goodreads - Amazon
Published September 3rd 2013 by Forever Yours
After being jilted by her former beau, Miss Amelia Wimple retreated to her Mayfair town house and her ever-growing collection of gossips rags. Now, almost two years later, not even her beloved cousins, Rose and Olivia Sherbourne, can persuade her to give love another chance. But an unexpected midnight caller may open her heart once more.
Lord Stephen Brookes is the prince of pleasure, the duke of decadence-and it seems his exploits have finally caught up with him. When Stephen comes to Amelia seeking refuge, she can’t deny him . . . or the intense desire he sparks. As he attempts to heal her broken heart, they indulge in a private passion unlike anything either has experienced. Stephen knows sweet, sensual Amelia is meant to be his one and only. Now, he will do whatever it takes to convince her that a rake really can change his ways.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Review: Crash Into Me by Tracy Wolff - 4 Wine Glasses


18489553Title: Crash Into Me 
Series: Shaken Dirty #1
Author: Tracy Wolff
Format: ebook, 250 pages
Published: October 14th 2013 by Entangled: Brazen
ISBN: 1622663497
Source: Entangled Publishing 
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4/5



Jamison Matthews has lusted after Ryder Montgomery since she was a preteen. But now that Ryder and her brother's band, Shaken Dirty, has made it huge, she's just one of many pining for the brooding lead singer. Too bad Ryder still sees her as a little sister. Not that it matters. Her brother would never allow it, and the last thing Jamison wants is to be another notch on a rock star's bed post. Even if it's Ryder's.Ryder doesn't deserve happiness. After his fame destroyed his last girlfriend, he swore he'd never fall in love again. So when Jamison, the girl he's been in danger of loving for years, joins the band on the road, he'll do anything to deny the sparks between them--even after one hot night together. But Jamison is determined to show Ryder that he's worthy of love--her love--and that she's all grown up and ready to play.

Thoughts:
If you have a thing for rock stars that just may verge on stalking (Me, me, meee...) then get ready to loose your heart to the sexy new band on the block, Shaken Dirty!

#CoverReveal: Passionate Addiction by Eden Summers (#Giveaway)

Coming on November 15th, the second book in the Reckless Beat rock star series!




He’s been her ultimate untouchable desire.
Nothing says happy birthday like a rock god flying thousands of miles to surprise a woman he's never met. But that's exactly what happens to Gabi Smith when she gives her long distance best friend a flippant invitation to her laid back girl’s night out. She never expected to turn on the dance floor and find Blake Kennedy’s gaze holding her body captive.

She’s his everything and he’s never laid eyes on her.
Gabi means more to Blake than life itself. She’s his strength, his savior, and the only person who helped to vanquish his demons. No one means more to him than his angel. So when things between them start to sizzle, he's ready to fight for the future he never thought he would deserve.

Skeletons from his past will threaten his only chance at love...
Blake has come a long way—with Gabi's help—to leave the hell of his youth behind him, but sometimes memories don’t want to stay buried. Determined to stand on his own for once, Blake is willing to stretch the truth to keep his troubles from burdening the woman he adores.

Little white lies can create black holes in any relationship. Only time will tell if an Aussie with a heart of gold will forgive her bad-boy boyfriend or if the deceit will end his passionate addiction.
Add to your Goodreads shelf!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Release Day Blitz: Seductive Secrecy by Marni Mann (#Giveaway)

Today we are celebrating the exciting sequel to Marni Mann's erotic Shadows series, Seductive Secrecy! Enjoy the excerpt featured below and be sure to enter the giveaway for a $10.00 egift card from Amazon!



Seductive Secrecy   
(Shadows #2)
by Marni Mann

Expected publication: October 24th 2013
by Entice by Booktrope
Erotica
ISBN139781620151723
Goodreads | Amazon

Blurb:
With a shadow cast over the mansion, can Charlie and Cameron overcome the destruction of their pasts and rebuild their future, or will the revelation of painful, shocking secrets pull them back into the darkness?


Still Human by Kerry Heavens (Spotlight/Giveaway)


Today we have an excerpt that we would like to share with you from the sequel to Kerry Heavens' Just Human - STILL HUMAN. Enjoy!




Title: Still Human
Author: Kerry Heavens
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Amazon | Amazon UK | Smashwords | Goodreads
Danny and Liv are back...
Danny loves Liv. He knows he loves her more than she loves him because she ran without a word when she saw their future mapped out before her. He knows he will never love anyone like he loved her and this time he doesn’t think he can move on.
Liv loves Danny. She knows she loves him more than he loves her because he broke her heart in the worst possible way, right when things were falling into place. She knows she will never love anyone like she loves him and this time she doesn’t think she can move on.
They needed a second chance because they just weren’t ready for their first, but when events changed everything between them, they discovered they were just human after all. Now Liv and Danny have to find a way to survive being hurt by each other.
They doubted, they underestimated and they did believe the worst, but only because they were too young the first time and too vulnerable the second time. But now they have changed and if they are not the same, surely things can only turn out differently?


TRUST ME by Anna Wells (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Today we have a spotlight for Anna Well's romantic suspense book, Trust Me!



Title: TRUST ME
Author: ANNA WELLS
Genre: Romantic suspense, erotica
Amazon | Sony | B&N | iTunes
Lawyer Alaina Simmons never imagined that she would be defending her deceased father against accusations of terrorism when she agreed to protect his legacy, a group of documents he’d placed in an archival repository.  FBI Lawyer Donovan Prentice insists that her father and the organization he worked for were terrorists and that crucial evidence is in the documents Alaina has sworn to protect.  Now she is forced to combat the FBI and her compelling attraction to Donovan Prentice while unaware that she is also Donovan’s suspect. Special Agent Donovan Prentice is working undercover posing as a lawyer in an attempt to gain access to the evidence he needs to convict a group of terrorists as well as determine if Alaina Simmons is working with them.  Things become complicated as Donovan becomes more intent on getting his suspect in bed than putting her in  jail.When the bullets start to fly and the lies begin to unravel Alaina and Donovan begin to explore their intensely sexual relationship, but the couple will have to learn to trust each other both in and out of bed before the terrorists’ game of intrigue can end.
Warning: This book contains steamy sex scenes and amusing banter.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

#BreastCancerAwareness: Read Pink! (Spotlight)



Read Pink® in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness

What’s black and white and pink all over?  The initiative by the Penguin Group (USA) called Read Pink® in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October)!

This literary embrace of a life-saving cause last year resulted in more than 400,000 best-selling romances shipped with Read Pink seals and information about the charity it supports – The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF).  Penguin is thrilled to partner once again this year with BCRF, as 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF is directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs.

The $25,000 donation that Penguin Group USA contributes, regardless of sales, provides vital funds to support the mission of BCRF.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Penguin Group (USA)’s Read Pink® editions, we are featuring a few participating authors and what Read Pink® means to them…

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster (Q&A/GIVEAWAY)

Run the Risk (Love Undercover, #1)Bare It All (Love Undercover, #2; Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #5)Getting Rowdy (Love Undercover, #3)
Today we are featuring Lori Foster's Getting Rowdy! Find out more about the book below + a giveaway! We apologize for not being able to feature our original interview with Lori Foster but due to a communications error we have a standard Q&A instead. We do hope you enjoy it!


1. It is great you are so involved with all different kinds of charity events! Where did you find the time to write your latest release?

I’m a fairly motivated, some might even say spastic, person. I tend to stay busy… all the time.  And honestly, I LOVE to write. It’s a job, for sure. And not always easy. But more often than not it’s my entertainment, my solace, sometimes cathartic, sometimes outright necessary. If I go too long without writing, I start to get antsy. Like a junkie, I need my fix. And so I write. Often. It helps in meeting deadlines, and because I incorporate books into my charity work (note: the benefit books where all proceeds go to a really wonderful and local charity) things just fall into place.