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Friday, January 31, 2014

Maya Banks' LETTING GO (Q&A/#Giveaway)

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Maya, thanks for joining us at Reading Between the Wines today!

Thanks so much for having me! xoxo


What is your favorite thing about the hero of you newest novel, LETTING GO?

His patience and determination. His unwavering love of Joss and the fact that he’d go to any lengths to have her and protect her even to the point of suppressing integral parts of himself if it was the only way he could have her. He’s very selfless.


You often include a close friendship between women as a part of the books you write.  Why is that?

AVENGER'S HEAT by Katie Reus (Spotlight/Giveaway)

The next book in Katie Reus' hit paranormal romance series, Moon Shifters, releases next week and we can't wait! Find out more about AVENGER'S HEAT below and read an excerpt. Enjoy!


Avenger’s Heat
by Katie Reus

Genre: Paranormal romance

Tone: dark romance, sexy romance
Elements/Tags: friends to lovers
Heat Level: sexy
Series: Moon Shifter series, #4
Publisher: NAL/Signet Eclipse
Pub. Date: February 4, 2014
Length: 100,000 words

Goodreads | Amazon | Kindle | B&N | iTunes | TBD | IndieBound
To truly have her, he must free her from her dark secret….Enforcer Erin Flynn has dedicated her life to protecting her kind. But keeping her heart safe from Noah Campbell, the smoking-hot shifter who saved her life last year, is more difficult. The deadly beauty would love to sink into his arms and become his mate, but she knows she can’t—he must never know about her dark past.When Erin is sent to investigate the disappearances of pregnant shifters in New Orleans, Erin and Noah find themselves involved in a mystery more sinister than anyone expected. And as Erin delves further into the crimes, chilling information about her own past is revealed. The people who wanted her dead in the first place are trying to finish the job, and Noah wants nothing more than to shield her from harm. But can Erin truly trust Noah and let him see the wounded beast she’s hidden for so long?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Review: One Week by Elisabeth Staab - 3 Wine Glasses

19870151Title: One Week 
Author: HaleStorm #1
Series: Elisabeth Staab
Format: ebook, 227 pages
Published: January 13th 2014 by Self-Pub
ISBN: 139780991390304
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Source: Author
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 3/5

HE HAS A LEGACY TO SAVE… 

Michael Hale's company is in jeopardy. In the wake of his father's death and transitioning to CEO, projects are circling the drain and that may cost him everything. Come to find out, the consultant hired to fix things is the "one who got away" many years ago. This time he's playing for keeps, and he intends to win.

SHE SHOULD NEVER SAY NEVER… 

Elise Jackson swore she wouldn't come near Michael Hale again. He sucker punched her professionally, and he broke her heart. Still, a job’s a job, and they can both be adults. But high emotion and late nights working lead to passion neither of them can deny.

They have one week. Can the two of them pull Michael's company out of the fire and heal their old wounds?

The Magic Between Us ~ Interview & #Giveaway from Tammy Falkner!



Fairies! Pretty winged fairies! Or the fae. Call them what you may but our guest today sure paints a pretty picture of them. Still not sure, just check out her covers! Welcome Tammy Falkner!




Lexi: Your Faerie series is cute and sweet. A guarantee happy ending. And I love that you mix a little magic with Regency England. What would be your favorite fantasy/paranormal creature to make an appearance in your series?

Tammy:  My favorite has to be the garden gnome, Ronald.  He’s witty, devoted to his family, and he brings all sorts of angst and fun to the pages. (And he gets his own happily-ever-after!)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

LORD of the HUNT - Interview and #Giveaway with Shona Husk!



Take a piece of history and mix in a little mythology and what do you get? Our guest today, Shona Husk



Lexi: Lord of the Hunt is out!!!! And for those of you who aren’t aware, Shona Husk has a great series that doesn’t deal with goblins. Court of Annwyn is a paranormal romance (because they should ALL be romance shouldn’t they?) spotlighting the fae. What led you to choose a series about these mythological beings?

Shona: I’ve always enjoyed the darker aspect of the fae, but I’m not sure it was a conscious choice to write about them. When visiting a maze with the kids we had a conversation about what mazes could be made of and Eldest Kid suggested glass. I said no as you’d be able to see through it…but then I started thinking how that would work when you could see what you wanted but not how to get there. In my mind it was then a small step to thinking that would be how a fairy court would work. I didn’t do anything with that idea for about six months then while I was sitting in an engineering conference about water quality in drainage systems and I decided to play with that idea instead of taking notes. Lord of the Hunt was the first book I plotted in the series, even though Caspian (the hero from book one, The Outcast Prince) had been in my mind for much longer—although I didn’t know he was part fairy, just psychometric, until it all started to come together. 

Sex On The Beach series #CoverReveal: BEFORE YOU by Jenna Bennett, BETWEEN US by Jen McLaughlin, and BEYOND ME by Jennifer Probst (#Giveaway)

Today is the big cover reveal for the SEX ON THE BEACH series! This series includes the novellas BEFORE YOU by Jenna Bennett, BETWEEN US by Jen McLaughlin, and BEYOND ME by Jennifer Probst. 

the SEX ON THE BEACH series
coming MARCH 4th 

NOTE FROM THE AUTHORS:

Dear Reader,

Prepare yourself for Sex on the Beach, a trilogy featuring BETWEEN US (Jen McLaughlin), BEYOND ME (Jennifer Probst), and BEFORE YOU (Jenna Bennett). Three separate novellas. Three different authors. One literary world. Read them all, or just read one. It's up to you! No matter which route you choose, these standalone novellas are sure to satisfy your need for sizzling romance and an emotion packed story.


Happy Reading!

Jen, Jenna, and Jennifer 


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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Between A Rake and A Hard Place Interview and #Giveaway from Mia Marlowe!



Don't you love books with clever titles? The ones that make you laugh out loud? If so, you know exactly whose books come to mind. Our guest today: Mia Marlowe! Welcome Mia!


Mia: Thanks, Lexi. I’m glad to be here!


Lexi: It is true, I enjoy your book titles nearly as much as the appealing covers. Plaid to The Bone is one example, and now you give us Between a Rake and a Hard Place! Love it! What is your process for coming up with these titles?

Book Blitz: Addison Moore's SOMEONE LIKE YOU (#Giveaway)

We'd like to wish Addison Moore a happy release day today, with the second book in her Someone to Love series, SOMEONE LIKE YOU. Find out more about this book below and then be sure to pick up your own copy today!


Title: Someone Like You
Series: Someone to Love #2
Author: Addison Moore
Publisher: Skyscape
Publication Date: January 28, 2014
Goodreads | Amazon
A sexy, romantic read from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Someone to Love. When coed Ally Monroe literally falls into the arms of a tattooed bad-boy one summer night, she can't seem to let go. Morgan Jordan is everything Ally doesn't want—he's a playboy from a blue collar background, and Ally's looking for upper-class stability. Though their relationship starts off as a one-night stand, once Ally learns Morgan is her best friend's brother, there's no escaping him . . . or the growing fire between them. As Ally and Morgan become closer, they confront bitter enemies, his sister's disapproval, and paths pulling them in different directions at summer's end. The second book in the bestselling Someone to Love series proves that in love and passion, sometimes two wrongs do make a right.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

COMPROMISING WILLA by Diana Quincy (Guest Post/Giveaway)

I'd like to welcome author, Diana Quincy, joining us now with her historical romance, COMPROMISING WILLA!


FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT COMPROMISING WILLA

1. Compromising Willa is the third book in my Accidental Peers series, but it is actually the first book I wrote and chronologically takes places before Seducing Charlotte and Tempting Bella, the first two books in the series. Readers can consider Compromising Willa to be a “prequel.” All of the books are loosely related but can definitely stand alone.

FEEL THE HEAT by Kate Meader (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please welcome author, Kate Meader, joining us with her contemporary romance - FEEL THE HEAT!


Top 5 Reasons Chicago is for Lovers

Chicago is big, bold, and beautiful—just like my heroine, Lili DeLuca. And it’s also a great place to get your romance on.

1. The food. I wouldn’t be much of a culinary romance writer if I didn’t mention the fixins! You could eat out a different restaurant every night of the week for years and never get bored. And we all know, variety is key to any great relationship. *wink*

Release Day Blitz: M. Leighton's ALL THE PRETTY POSES (#Giveaway)

We're wishing M. Leighton a happy release day today for the second book in her Pretty series, ALL THE PRETTY POSES! Find out more about the book below, check out the awesome giveaway, and be sure to pick up your copy today! 



ALL THE PRETTY POSES
(Pretty #2)
by M. Leighton 
Goodreads | Amazon
He never wanted to be a hero…until she needed him to be.

Strength…It took Kennedy Moore years to put her life back together after Reese Spencer shattered it.  But she did.  Now, years later, strong and independent, she is in pursuit of a single dream—to dance with the Altman American Dance Theater.  Unfortunately, Kennedy is learning that a girl from nowhere with no money and no contacts might never be able to reach her goal.

That is, until Reese reappears, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that Kennedy just can’t refuse.  In exchange for working on his yacht for a few short weeks, he’ll get her an audition with the famous dance troupe.  All Kennedy has to do is keep her head down, work hard and resist Reese.  That sounds easy enough, right?

Weakness…Reese doesn’t want to make it easy for Kennedy.  Seeing her again has started a fire in his blood—an unwelcome one.  It took him years to forget about her before, so this time he has a plan.  It’s simple:  Get Kennedy on his yacht, seduce her, get her out of his system, move on with his life.  That sounds easy enough, right?
But the one thing Reese didn’t plan for was Kennedy herself—a girl so strong yet so broken, she makes him want to rescue her, to take care of her.  To save her.  Even if he has to save her from himself.


Saturday, January 25, 2014

#NA Forever Young Blog Tour (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Today we are sharing with you four new adult releases from Forever publishing along with excerpts from each and a giveaway! We hope that you enjoy these sneak peaks into these wonderful books and pick up your own copy today!


MASQUERADE by Nyrae Dawn
January 7, 2014 
Forever E-Book
9781455576333
$3.99 - Amazon
A biker. A tattoo artist. A love to last a lifetime.
Maddox Cross has always had to be tough. When his father went to jail for murder, the teenager took care of his sister and mother. Now on his own and working security at a night club, Maddox wants to become a tattoo artist-a dream that comes closer to reality when he falls for the hottest, most tatted woman he's ever seen. She's wild and beautiful, and Maddox will do anything to be with her.
Bee Malone came to town to open up her new tattoo parlor, Masquerade. Since being kidnapped as a young girl, Bee has had trouble getting close to anyone. But when she meets Maddox, she sees that under his hard biker's body is the sensitive soul of an artist. What starts out as a sizzling one-night stand soon becomes so much more.
Bee wants Maddox to join her tattoo business, but letting him into her life means revealing all her most intimate secrets. And as the past begins to intertwine with her present, Bee fears their love may not be as permanent as their ink . . .
EXCERPT:

“Did you bring any drawings?” Bee sits at the chair behind a desk.
I hand her a book, but the second I do, I want to snatch it back. It’s always like that showing someone my work, even though I know it’s good. “That’s just one I had with me. I have more at home.”
She doesn’t answer as she starts flipping through the pages. After a couple minutes of watching her study each page, I start to get jittery. Feel like she’s looking inside me instead of at some pages, so to distract myself, I move around the room, taking in pictures of her work and other tattoos on the walls.
She looks at the book for what seems like an hour before speaking. “These are good. They’re different. Your artwork has a unique style that I haven’t seen before.”
I nod.
“Why do you want to be a tattoo artist?” she asks. The question shows me how serious she is about what she does because no one has brought it up before.
The urge to tell her it’s none of her business surges through me, but I want this badly enough to answer. “Because when I’m around it, I feel more like myself than I probably ever have.”
A brief flash of shock shows on her face, but she covers it quickly. “Good. I won’t screw around with someone who’s playing a game. This isn’t something you do to make a quick buck. Not if you’re working with me, at least. Did you get a chance to actually give anyone ink?”
“No. The apprenticeship only lasted three months before he bailed.”
Bee nods. “That’s good. I actually rather you have hardly any experience—that way I don’t have to train bad habits out of you.”
“I’m not a dog.”
“No one said you were. Chill out, Scratch.”
I tense at the name, but before I can really say anything, she starts asking questions again. “Do you lean toward liking only black work or are you into color too?”
Everything I have so far is only black, but as I look at her again, I see a variety of black and colorful work. “Depends. I don’t want to do only one or the other. I love work with shading too. I’ve seen some pieces that are really incredible just because of the shading.”
She nods and I wonder if that was the right answer.
“I’m not saying you don’t, but this is something you have to take seriously. There are a lot of dumb-asses out there who think it’s all fun, but it’s not. Stuff like being clean and safe is even more important than the picture you put into someone’s skin.”
“That’s a given, isn’t it?”
She grins. “You’d think, but it’s not always like that.”
We’re both quiet after that. Bee glances down at my artwork again. “I’m surprised I even let you in here tonight. It’s important that you know that. I don’t take shit from people.”
One look at her and that’s obvious. Part of me didn’t expect her to open the door for me either. “I’m surprised I came, so that makes two of us.” When she looks up at me, I’m not sure how I feel about the way her eyes take me in. Don’t know what I think about the fact that we have shit in common or that her look is familiar to me. I give it myself.
Bee stands, walks around to the front of the desk, and then leans on it. “If we do this, can we keep things from getting awkward?”
My answer comes automatically. “I can if you can. It was one night. We don’t know each other and I’m never with someone more than once anyway.” I’ve shared this strange sort of honesty with her tonight that makes my body overheat. I want all the words back because they’re a part of me and I don’t want anyone to see who I am, but this is it. Saying these things to her is the only way to get what I want.
“Now that you’ve asked your questions and realize this isn’t a game to me, I need to know if we’re doing this or not.”
Silently she walks toward the door and opens it. I hold in the groan, pissed at myself for fucking this up again and even more pissed that she’s in control.
Bee turns toward me, her blond hair messy from sleep, but it’s another thing she doesn’t care about. It doesn’t take away from how sexy she is either.
“We’re doing this. Don’t make me regret it. Now I need to get some sleep and then we’ll talk tomorrow about a schedule.”
I let out the breath trapped in my lungs. Thanks, echoes through my mind, but all that comes out is, “Cool. We’ll talk later.” Then I walk out the door.
Instead of going home, I head to the high school. It’s such a dumb fucking thing to do, but like I’ve done other nights, I jump the fence and head to the football field. Sitting in the middle of it, I let my eyes trace over the whole thing, trying to remember the time this used to be important to me. And trying not to concentrate on the fact that even though I got something I want, something I need, I still want to take out the fucking world because of everything I’ve lost.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Review ~ Jewel of the East by Victoria Vane ~ 3 Wines



Title: Jewel of the East
Series: The Devil DeVere #5
Author: Victoria Vane
Format: ebook 1204 KB
Published: January 20th 2014 by Vane Publishing LLC
ISBN: B00HTP1P26
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: author
Reviewer: Lexi
Rating: 3 out of 5 Wine Glasses
Book # 5 in the award-winning Devil DeVere series. May be read as a standalone.

Maimed by misfortune… healed by love…His wounds run deep…Having once lived his life only for larks, laughter, and ladies of easy virtue, Captain Simon Singleton has returned from war a shambles of a man. Although free from six years of captivity, he’s still fettered by fears that confine him to a life of seclusion.
Her scars are well-hidden…Once the crowning jewel of the most lavish brothel in London, the exotic Salime finds her reputation and livelihood destroyed by a bitter rival. With a closely guarded secret stripped away, she fears no man will ever desire her again. Seeking aid from one who once saved her life, she accepts a proposition to become a companion to his war-scarred friend.
But love is the eternal cure…When circumstance brings these two damaged souls together, fate ignites a love story worthy of the Arabian Nights. 
(mature content warning).



Lexi’s Thoughts: 

A veiled woman with secrets and a man who has lost his will to live. Vane’s Jewel of the East is a nice addition to her Devil DeVere series.


The Waiting Game by JL Fynn (Guest Post/Giveaway)




The Challenges of Co-authoring


The number one question that we receive (we being Chelle Bruhn and myself, Katherine Ernst, the co-authors behind J.L. Fynn) is how we manage co-writing. Most people think writing jointly would be more difficult than writing alone, but in our experience it isn’t at all. Writing is usually such a solitary endeavor and having a co-author means that you have a partner through every step of the process. However, there are definitely pitfalls to watch out for.

The first thing you need to consider when finding a co-writer is whether the two of you have a compatible writing style: both in the way that you write, but also in terms of how you plot out your book. Are you going to be able to agree on important plot points or the direction of the book? Is one of you a much flowery writer than the other? Will one person’s writing be glaringly different than the other’s? Chelle and I have been best friends since we were fourteen and have very similar tastes, so this was never difficult for us, but this is the issue that hangs up most writers and causes them to shy away from co-writing, for good reason.

Waiting For Wren by Cate Beauman (Spotlight/Giveaway)


Cate Beauman’s newest release is available now exclusively through Amazon and the Amazon Lending Library.  Visit www.catebeauman.com for more information and to read excerpts from her best selling series The Bodyguards of L.A. County.


When the past and present collide…

Wren Cooke has everything she’s ever wanted—a thriving career as one of LA’s top interior designers and a home she loves. Business trips, mockups, and her demanding clientele keep her busy, almost too busy to notice Ethan Cooke Security’s gorgeous Close Protection Agent, Tucker Campbell.

Jaded by love and relationships in general, Wren wants nothing to do with the hazel-eyed stunner and his heart-stopping grins, but Tucker is always in her way. When Wren suddenly finds herself bombarded by a mysterious man’s unwanted affections, she’s forced to turn to Tucker for help.

As Wren’s case turns from disturbing to deadly, Tucker whisks her away to his mountain home in Utah. Haunted by memories and long-ago tragedies, Tucker soon realizes his past and Wren’s present are colliding. With a killer on the loose and time running out, Tucker must discover a madman’s motives before Wren becomes his next victim.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

An interview with the devil about The Jewel of the East! Victoria Vane Character Interview and Giveaway!


We have a special guest with us today. He may be called a rake by some, and a wastrel by others, but most commonly a devil...the Devil DeVere. And here he is!



Lexi: *silence* Umm...yes, questions. I have some questions, somewhere, and wine. Would you care for some DeVere? 

DeVere smiles. "Brandy is my poison of choice but port is a close second. I'd happily accept either."

More Than a Touch by Alexis Morgan (Guest Post)

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Today I am pleased to welcome author, Alexis Morgan, who is joining us with her recent contemporary romance - MORE THAN A TOUCH!


If He's This, She Must Be That

When asked how I approach storytelling, I usually describe myself as a hero-centric writer. That's because I almost always "see" the hero first when I'm developing a new story or even a new series. Most recently, I started off my Snowberry Creek series with the soldiers who would form the centerpiece for the first three books. Once I got to know them, I could begin to piece together the town and the people who live there, and more importantly, the heroines.

That doesn't mean the women in my books aren't equally important to me and to the story I plan to tell. If the heroine is nothing but a cardboard cutout, a surface image with no depth, then the hero's story will never work. He can only be as memorable as she is. Certainly the heroine must be strong in her own right, with her own agenda, interests, desires, and back story.

.@MsMonicaMurphy's SAVOR (Excerpt/Giveaway)

Today we have a special excerpt to share with you from Monica Murphy's SAVOR, which is now available for purchase! SAVOR is a sexy Contemporary Romance novel in Monica’s The Billionaire Bachelors Club Series, published by Avon Impulse (an imprint of HarperCollins). Go out and grab your copy today!!


Savor 
(Billionaire Bachelors Club #3)
by Monica Murphy
Amazon | Goodreads
New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy concludes her sexy Billionaire Bachelors Club series with a fiery romance that refuses to be left at the office…

Bryn James can’t take much more. Smart, sexy Matthew DeLuca is everything she wants in a man, but he’s also her boss—the youngest, hottest vineyard owner in the Napa Valley—and he doesn’t see her as anything more than his shy assistant. That’s all about to change. Armed with a hot new look and an attitude to match, Bryn is determined to catch Matt’s eye… professionalism be damned.With his winery’s grand reopening approaching, Matt is trying to stay focused, but Bryn is suddenly making it very difficult. He’s always thought her prim demeanor effortlessly sexy, but Matt can’t deny that her transformation is jaw-dropping …and going to make it very difficult to keep his hands to himself.
But when one thing leads to another and suddenly Matt is stripping Bryn bare, he’ll be faced with the biggest risk of his career—and his heart. Can he convince her—and himself—that this might just be more than a no-strings office affair?


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hardpressed by Meredith Wild (Spotlight/Giveaway)

We are happy to share with you an excerpt from Meredith Wild's erotic romance, HARDPRESSED! 


Title: Hardpressed (Hacker#2)
Author: Meredith Wild 
Genre: Erotic Romance 18+ 
Publication Date: December 9, 2013 
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Add Hardpressed to Goodreads
Purchase Links for Hardpressed: Amazon US Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play  
In Hardpressed, the highly anticipated second book of the Hacker Series that began with Hardwired, Blake and Erica face threats that put both their love and their lives on the line. Despite Blake Landon’s controlling ways, the young and wealthy hacker finally won the trust of the woman he loves. Internet entrepreneur Erica Hathaway broke down the walls that kept her from opening her heart and her business to Blake. Ready to start this new chapter in her life, Erica is determined not to let anything come between them, even if that means giving Blake back some of the control he craves in and out of the bedroom. But when demons from her past threaten their future, Erica makes a decision that could change their lives forever.


Release Day Blitz: Monica Murphy's SAVOR (#Giveaway)


We are pleased to announce that Monica Murphy's SAVOR is now available for purchase! SAVOR is a sexy Contemporary Romance novel in Monica’s The Billionaire Bachelors Club Series, published by Avon Impulse (an imprint of HarperCollins). Go out and grab your copy today!!


Savor 
(Billionaire Bachelors Club #3)
by Monica Murphy
Amazon | Goodreads
New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy concludes her sexy Billionaire Bachelors Club series with a fiery romance that refuses to be left at the office…

Bryn James can’t take much more. Smart, sexy Matthew DeLuca is everything she wants in a man, but he’s also her boss—the youngest, hottest vineyard owner in the Napa Valley—and he doesn’t see her as anything more than his shy assistant. That’s all about to change. Armed with a hot new look and an attitude to match, Bryn is determined to catch Matt’s eye… professionalism be damned.With his winery’s grand reopening approaching, Matt is trying to stay focused, but Bryn is suddenly making it very difficult. He’s always thought her prim demeanor effortlessly sexy, but Matt can’t deny that her transformation is jaw-dropping …and going to make it very difficult to keep his hands to himself.
But when one thing leads to another and suddenly Matt is stripping Bryn bare, he’ll be faced with the biggest risk of his career—and his heart. Can he convince her—and himself—that this might just be more than a no-strings office affair?


Monday, January 20, 2014

SURRENDERING TO US by Chelsea M. Cameron (Excerpt/Giveaway)





Surrendering to Us
Goodreads 
Available for just .99 ¢ for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!
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They're finally together. But the Universe seems intent on tearing them apart…
Rory Clarke might not be Lucah Blythe's boss anymore, but that doesn't mean they can sneak off to the boardroom for hot sex whenever they want. Keeping their hands off each other in the workplace is harder than they could have imagined, and that's not the only obstacle they have to deal with. Between Lucah's troublesome brother Ryder, and Rory's bff Sloane's inability to understand locked doors, they're drowning in drama.
But it's only about to get a lot worse when a blast from Lucah's past surfaces, and chaos at Clarke Enterprises threatens to take away everything Rory has worked so hard for. Can the couple weather the storm and surrender to each other, or will the challenges of staying together destroy their relationship for good?

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Pack or the Panther by Tara Lain (Guest Post/Giveaway)



Knocking My Alphas Off Their Pedastals


Hi everyone! I’m so happy to be here. I’m Tara Lain and I write The Beautiful Boys of Romance. I’m introducing my new paranormal novel, The Pack or the Panther, and it’s all about werewolves and panther shifters. Werewolf books are generally the territory of the purest alpha males -- and, at first glance, my hero Cole Harker is no exception. He’s six-foot five, weighs over 200 lbs, can “hear a tadpole at the bottom of a stream”, shift at will even without the full moon, and can even smell weapons. He’s the master of wolves!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Thrash (Bayonet Scars, #2) by JC Emery (Guest Post/Giveaway)

We have author JC Emery joining us now with her Bayonet Scars series. I enjoyed the first book, Ride, and am looking forward to the new release in the series, Thrash!



Ten Things I Bet You Didn’t Know about the Bayonet Scars series

1. The history of the club: The Forsaken Motorcycle Club was founded in late 1946 after the end of World War II when US soldiers returned home and found themselves unable to deal with the normality of their world. A group of six soldiers retreated to the wilds of Nevada where they eventually formed the club a few months later. By 1950, Forsaken had four charters and thirty-two members across three states: Nevada, California, and Arizona.
The “mother charter” as it’s called is now the home of most of the “retired” club members who are too old to do much of anything but bitch, including Rage—Ryan’s grandfather and Jim’s father. Forsaken now operates in the following states: Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida.
Forsaken is the largest grower, distributor, and transporter of marijuana on the west coast with distribution to four states with the Fort Bragg charter being in charge of the primary growth and overseeing the distribution of the goods.
Rage, Ryan’s grandfather, was the second president of the Fort Bragg charter until his “retirement” to Nevada. He was also the 31st member of the club, having patched in in 1949.

Release Week Blast: Sweet Southern Betrayal by Robin Covington (Author Post/Giveaway)



I love Vegas.  I love Elvis.  I love romance novels.

In my latest release, SWEET SOUTHERN BETRAYAL, I got to indulge in a little bit of fun on the strip. Glitz, glamour, Elvis, and a little bitty wedding chapel.


Sweet Southern Betrayal (The Boys Are Back in Town #3) by Robin Covington Goodreads | Amazon


Privileged and ambitious attorney Teague Elliott is on the fast-track to getting everything he wants. All he has to do is stay on the straight and narrow and a high-profile political career is his for the taking. Until he wakes up naked with a Vegas showgirl...

Risa Clay has worked hard to put her showgirl past behind her and start fresh. But she owes ten grand to the wrong people, and to pay off her debt, she agrees to betray a stranger. . .but she ends up with a husband and guilty conscience.

Savvy and determined, she double-crosses the mob, goes on the run, and turns up on Teague’s doorstep armed with a dangerous secret, a marriage license, and the power to ruin his well-planed future. She thought using Teague again would be easy, but the passion that exploded between them in Vegas didn’t stay in Sin City and betrayal is the last thing on her mind.

Now Teague has to choose between the future he’s planned for all his life, or the one with Risa that he can’t turn away from.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Tell Me When by Stina Lindenblatt (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Joining us now is author, Stina Lindenblatt with, Tell Me When, a New Adult romance being published by Carina Press.


Top 10 Favorite Books

I’ve been asked to list my top ten favorite books. Now, this is not an easy task. Just when I thought I was done, I’d think of another book to add. Because the list is more like hundred, I’ve narrowed it down to edgy contemporary Young Adult and New Adult novels (sorry, Harry Potter). So in no particular order:

1. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry. I LOVE all of Katie’s books, but this is the one that left me sobbing during one particular scene (as it did for many people). I read the book four times and sobbed every time. Heck, I even teared up just thinking about the scene.

CYRUS by MJ Fields (Guest Post/Giveaway)



10 things about Tara


  1. She is almost 21
  2. Her parents died in an accident when she was five
  3. Still a virgin
  4. Lived in NY State foster care system for thirteen years
  5. Never wants to be a burden to anyone
  6. Loves to Dance
  7. Cant remember her parents and believes that any memory she has may be a dream
  8. Highly intelligent
  9. Did not cry for fifteen years
  10. Has a touch of OCD

Book Blast: Boone Brux's TO CATCH HER DEATH (#Giveaway)



TO CATCH HER DEATH
Grim Reality, #1
Publisher:  Red Hot Publishing
Publication Date:  October 17th 2013 
AVAILABLE NOW & ON SALE FOR ONLY $0.99 UNTIL 1/20/14
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What do you get when you cross a hockey mom with the grim reaper? 
Me, Lisa Carron. If being a depressed, frumpy, widowed mother of three wasn't bad enough, I just found out I'm a grim reaper. I know what you're thinking. Wow, that's kind of sexy and full of awesomeness. Hardly. Oh, and my clients? Stupid people. Like I don't get enough of that from the living.
Since Alaska is big and angels of death are few, I've been partnered with reaper extraordinaire, Nate Cramer. He's strong, silent, and way too good looking for my recently widowed state. Oh, and he reaps violent criminals, so that should be interesting.
Forget the danger and the hours of self-analysis it will take for me to find my reaper mojo. My biggest problem? Hiding it all from my overly attentive family and nosy neighbors. Now that's going to take a miracle.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Review: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - 4.5 Wine Glasses

10964Title: Outlander 
Series: Outlander #1
Author: Diana Gabaldon 
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 870 pages
Published: July 26th 2005 by Dell (first published January 1st 1991)
ISBN: 0440242940
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Kindle ($1.99!)
Source: Purchased by reviewer
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4.5/5

The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach--an "outlander"--in a Scotland torn by war and raiding Highland clans in the year of Our Lord...1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into intrigues and dangers that may threaten her life...and shatter her heart. For here she meets James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, and becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Thoughts:
After much ado about this series and the upcoming Starz television series, I decided to pick up Outlander, if only just to see what the hype about Jamie Fraser was all about.