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Thursday, April 30, 2015

#Review: One to Keep by Tia Louise - 1.5 Wine Glasses


18715170Title: One To Keep
Series: One To Hold  #2
Author: Tia Louise 
Format:  Paperback & eBook, 265 pages
Published: January 11, 2014 by TLM Productions
ASIN: B00HVFGHUO
Links: Goodreads| Amazon | B&N 
Source: Publisher
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 1.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses



There's a new guy in town...

"Patrick Knight, single, retired Guard-turned private investigator. I was a closer. A deal maker. I looked clients in the eye and told them I'd get their shit done. And I did..."

Patrick doesn't do "nice."
At least, not anymore.

After his fiancée cheats, he follows up with a one-night stand and a disastrous office hook-up. His business partner (Derek Alexander) sends him to the desert to get his head straight--and clean up the mess.

While there, Patrick meets Elaine, and blistering sparks fly, but she's not looking for any guy. Or a long-distance relationship.

Patrick's ready to do anything to keep her, but just when it seems he's changed her mind, the skeletons from his past life start coming back.

A STAND-ALONE, ONE TO HOLD NOVEL. Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. (M/F, male POV) 



Kimberly’s Thoughts:

#CoverReveal: Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark Series Part II!

We're excited to share with our readers the next two covers for the repackaging of Kresley Cole’s phenomenally popular Immortals After Dark series! Here are the latest Hot Hot Hot Off the Press new looks for WICKED DEEDS ON A WINTER’S NIGHT and DARK DEEDS AT NIGHT’S EDGE. You can see the new covers for books 1-3 HERE. What do you think? Do you like the new covers or do you prefer the originals? Let us know!

#Review: Chasing Danger by Katie Reus - 4.5 Wine Glasses



23272196Title: Chasing Danger
Series: Deadly Ops #2.5
Author: Katie Reus
Format: Kindle Edition, 90 pages
Published: April 21st 2015 by InterMix
ASINB:00OZ0TN1S
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bound to Danger, a tale of a woman in danger and the one man who will keep her safe at all costs...

Chief Nursing Officer Hannah Young is accustomed to working under pressure, but even she’s still reeling in the aftermath of a horrific terrorist attack on Miami. And things only get worse after a knife wielding maniac tries to kill her. Desperate for help, Hannah must turn to the one man she never thought she’d see again.

After spending an intensely passionate night with Hannah, NSA Agent and former Delta Force operative Dax Costas fell off the face of the earth. He got called away for a two week mission with no way to contact her. Now he can’t get the smart, sexy woman out of his head. She might be angry at him, but when it appears she has a stalker, Dax moves her under his roof and into his protection.

Unfortunately, whoever wants Hannah dead will stop at nothing. And if Dax can’t identify the perpetrator in time, it could be too late to discover if there is more between him and Hannah than just heated passion…


Linda's Thoughts:
From the safety of his BMW with tinted windows, he watched Hannah Young pull out of her parking space, seemingly in a hurry to leave work. He'd hoped to catch her alone, but the garage was too busy right now. He wasn't out of place at all, but he couldn't have made a move against her without someone noticing. And following her from the hospital wasn't an option. Traffic in Miami was too thick this time of day.
Something told him she'd notice if he tailed her. Hannah was far too smart for her own good. She'd seen something she shouldn't have, and unfortunately he needed to eliminate her.
It wasn't something he relished doing, but it came down to his life or hers.

Release Day Launch: Fall For Me by JC Emery

JC Emery has a new series out and you can pick up the first book today!




25454281Fall for Me 
(Ladder Company Book 1)
by JC Emery
Kindle Edition, 188 pages
Published April 30th 2015 by Left Break Press
ASINB00WVOSV7W
Melanie Kincaid is a trust-fund baby with a knack for sassy comebacks and unnecessarily complicating her privileged life. So, of course, she would have to fall in love with a man she can't have.
Jameson Hayes is a NYC firefighter for Manhattan’s oldest ladder company. He has big shoes to fill and a city to protect. He’s strong, sexy, and not looking for the complications Melanie brings. But he can't stay away from her either. The attraction between them is immediate, and the pull is crazy powerful. But she's only home for the summer and long-distance relationships never work.
Unfortunately, Melanie’s beauty and smart mouth are a lethal combination and Jameson isn't the only Hayes who's interested. As if his brother isn't enough to compete with, now the city's most famous arsonist wants to claim her as his next prize. Jameson can't stand to watch Melanie get hurt and she can't seem to keep herself out of trouble.

Fall for Me is the first Ladder Company novel, a stand-alone companion series about New York's most elite firefighting family with hot alpha heroes, snarky heroines, and an arsonist hell-bent on destruction. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

#Review: A Good Rogue is Hard to Find by Kelly Bowen - 3.5 Wine Glasses

22875467Title: A Good Rogue is Hard to Find
Series: The Lords of Worth  #2
Author: Kelly Bowen 
Format:  Paperbook & eBook, 358 pages
Published: April 28, 2015 by Forever
ASIN: B00MEMMSK2
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N 
Source: Netgalley
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

HE THOUGHT HE'D SEEN IT ALL . . . 

The rogue's life has been good to William Somerhall: He has his fortune, his racehorses, and his freedom. Then he moves in with his mother. It seems the eccentric Dowager Duchess of Worth has been barely skirting social disaster-assisted by one Miss Jenna Hughes, who is far too bright and beautiful to be wasting her youth as a paid companion. Now home to keep his mother from ruin, William intends to learn what's afoot by keeping his friends close-and the tempting Miss Hughes closer still.

. . . UNTIL HE MEETS HER

He's tall, dark, and damnably intelligent-unfortunately for Jenna. She and the duchess are in the "redistribution business," taking from the rich and giving to the poor, and it's going great - until he shows up. But even as William plots to make an honest woman out of her, Jenna will use all her wiles to reveal just how bad a rogue he can be . . . 



Kimberly’s Thoughts:

Audio #Review: Miami, Mistletoe & Murder by Katie Reus - 5 Wine Glasses


16121573Title: Miami, Mistletoe & Murder 
Series: Red Stone Security #4
Author: Katie Reus
Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins 
Format: Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:03-10-15
Publisher: KR Press LLC
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Audible | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Fierce and sexy, former Marine Travis Sanchez has always held himself back from the rest of the world, using his tattoos and piercings as armor. But when the woman he’s wanted for months is threatened, he knows it's time to strip away the bad boy image and show her just how much he wants to be with her. As one of Red Stone Security’s best contractors, Travis is trained for almost any situation. But nothing prepares him for the most dangerous threat of all: the one to his heart.

Kind-hearted Noel Baskov’s only wish for the holidays is that her Miami coffee shop has a successful Christmas season. But her focus on work is interrupted when the family of the young girl she mentors is threatened, and the man she’s been lusting after for months steps in to handle it. Unfortunately the danger is far from over. Can this sexy and mysterious warrior protect Noel, or will he be the one to shatter her heart?

Warning: features a heroine determined to fight for those she cares about, a protective hero with a very interesting piercing, and some holiday magic.



Linda's Thoughts:

#CoverReveal: Chaos by Jamie Shaw

We're excited to help reveal the cover for the third book in Jamie Shaw's Mayhem series - Chaos! Be sure to check out our reviews for the first two books in the series as well!



Chaos 
(Mayhem #3)
by Jamie Shaw
ebook
Expected publication: July 21st 2015 by Avon Impulse
ISBN 0062379704

Promotional Post: Caress of Pleasure: A Dark Pleasures Novella by Julie Kenner





23441896Caress of Pleasure: A Dark Pleasures Novella 
(Dark Pleasures)
by Julie Kenner 
Kindle Edition, 100 pages
Published April 28th 2015 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
ASINB00OSAXPDM
I'd thought that he was mine, the dark, arresting man who commanded not only my body but my heart. Dante had swept into my life, and I'd succumbed to the burn of passion in his arms.

I'd believed we had a love that would last forever, but he'd shattered my dreams and broken me into pieces when he'd walked away, taking a piece of my soul with him.

Now he has come back seeking my help, and though I try to keep my distance and protect my heart, I cannot deny that the fire between us burns hotter than ever. And I cannot help but fear that this time our passion will reduce us both to ashes. 


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

#Review: Tempting the Bodyguard by J. Lynn/Jennifer L. Armentrout - 3.5 Wine Glasses


16035968Title: Tempting the Bodyguard
Series: Gamble Brothers  #3
Author: J. Lynn
Format:  eBook, 262 pages
Published: May 12, 2014 by Entangled: Brazen
ASIN: B00JTJ2F2O
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Publisher
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

He can protect her from everyone except himself.

Alana Gore is in danger. A take-no-prisoners publicist, her way with people has made her more than a few enemies over the years, but a creepy stalker is an entirely different matter. She needs a bodyguard, and the only man she can ask is not only ridiculously hot, but reputed to have taste for women that goes beyond adventurous.

Chandler Gamble has one rule: don't protect anyone you want to screw. But with Alana, he's caught between his job and his increasingly hard libido. On one hand, Alana needs his help. On the other, Chandler wants nothing more than to take the hot volcano of a woman in hand. To make her writhe in pleasure, until she's at his complete mercy.

She needs protection. He needs satisfaction. And the moment the line is crossed, all hell will break loose...



Kimberly’s Thoughts:

#Review: River Road by Suzanne Johnson - 5 Wine Glasses



15792717Title: River Road
Series: Sentinels of New Orleans #2
Author: Suzanne Johnson
Format: ebook, 336 pages
Published: November 13th 2012 by Tor Books
ISBN: 1429948000
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Library
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Hurricane Katrina is long gone, but the preternatural storm rages on in New Orleans. New species from the Beyond moved into Louisiana after the hurricane destroyed the borders between worlds, and it falls to wizard sentinel Drusilla Jaco and her partner, Alex Warin, to keep the preternaturals peaceful and the humans unaware. But a war is brewing between two clans of Cajun merpeople in Plaquemines Parish, and down in the swamp, DJ learns, there’s more stirring than angry mermen and the threat of a were-gator.

Wizards are dying, and something—or someone—from the Beyond is poisoning the waters of the mighty Mississippi, threatening the humans who live and work along the river. DJ and Alex must figure out what unearthly source is contaminating the water and who—or what—is killing the wizards. Is it a malcontented merman, the naughty nymph, or some other critter altogether? After all, DJ’s undead suitor, the pirate Jean Lafitte, knows his way around a body or two.

It’s anything but smooth sailing on the bayou as the Sentinels of New Orleans series continues.



Linda's Thoughts: 
“Jean Laffite was a sexy bad boy with a gentleman's manners and an air of barely suppressed danger. Every girl's secret dreamboat in other words. We always say we want a nice, hardworking, decent guy but we're lying to ourselves. " - DJ Jaco

#Spotlight & #Giveaway with Jill Mansell's MAKING YOUR MIND UP



23418604Making Your Mind Up
by Jill Mansell
Paperback, 512 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2015 by Sourcebooks Landmark (first published 2006)
ISBN 1492604445
Lottie Carlyle isn't looking for love when she meets her new boss, Tyler Klein. Living in a beautiful cottage with her two adorable - sometimes - kids in an idyllic village in the Cotswolds, on good terms with her ex-husband and with friends all around, she's happy enough with her lot. But Tyler's perfect for Lottie and quickly she falls for him - and he for her. Unfortunately, there's a problem. For reasons that are totally unfair, Lottie's children HATE Tyler. When a rival for Lottie's affections comes on the scene in the shape of charmer Seb, the children adore him, and he's certainly a distraction. But he's not Tyler - and he's not even at all what he seems. Lottie's got a problem - but thanks, in classic Jill Mansell style, to a tobogganing accident and a delicious series of mix-ups, all will be revealed and true love will find a way.


Monday, April 27, 2015

#Review: Asa by Jay Crownover - 4 Wine Glasses





22693253Title: Asa 
Series: Marked Men #6
Author: Jay Crownover 
Format: eBook/Paperback, 416 pages
Published: April 21st 2015 by Harper Collins
ISBN: 0007579098
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Crystal
Source: Edelweiss
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Jay Crownover’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with the much anticipated story of southern charmer and certified criminal Asa Cross.

Starting over in Denver with a whole new circle of friends and family, Asa Cross struggles with being the man he knows everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn’t it change its spots and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn’t want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one luscious arresting cop who suddenly seems to be interested in him for far more than his penchant for breaking the law. But letting go of old habits is hard, and it’s easy to hit bottom when it’s the place you know best.

Royal Hastings is quickly learning what the bottom looks like after a tragic situation at work threatens not only her career but her partner’s life. As a woman who has only ever had a few real friends she’s trying to muddle through her confusion and devastation all alone. Except she can’t stop thinking about the sexy southern bartender she locked up. Crushing on Asa is the last thing she needs but his allure is too strong to resist. His long criminal record can only hurt her already shaky career and chasing after a guy who has no respect for the law or himself can only end in heartbreak.

A longtime criminal and a cop together just seems so wrong . . . but for Asa and Royal, being wrong together is the only right choice to make. 


Crystal's Thoughts:

ARC #Review: That Thing You Do by Maria Geraci - 3 Wine Glasses


25033356Title: That Thing You Do
Series:  Whispering Bay Romance #1
Author: Maria Geraci
Format:  eBook, 338 pages
Published: April 28, 2015 by TKA Distribution
ASIN: B00T58GVBA
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Netgalley
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 3 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Allie Grant doesn’t believe in second chances. She does, however, believe in the power of a permanent paycheck. So when a tipster reports that the soon-to-be demolished senior center in her hometown is haunted, Allie hightails it to Whispering Bay to get the scoop that could secure her dream job at Florida! magazine. What she finds, though, is far scarier than any ghost. Cue her ex-boyfriend, sexy construction foreman Tom Donalan.

When Tom catches Allie poking around his construction site, he quickly realizes his former high school flame is just as feisty as ever. And, heaven help him, her irresistible, mile-high legs still take his breath away. But Tom isn’t about to delay the building’s demolition because of a silly ghost story.

With neither of the stubborn exes backing down from their opposing positions, sparks fly. And, underneath the surface, the fire of their old attraction burns as hot as ever. When strange things start happening with increasing frequency around town, even a tough skeptic like Tom is tested. The question is, can Allie and Tom stop fighting long enough to get to the bottom of Whispering Bay’s ghost problem—and the more important matter of mending their broken hearts?



Kimberly’s Thoughts:

Sinfully Yours Release Week Blitz with Cara Elliott (#Giveaway)




20628265Sinfully Yours
(Hellions of High Street #2)
by Cara Elliott 
Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: April 28th 2015 by GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING
ISBN 1455573248
After an eventful Season, Anna Sloane longs for some peace and quiet to pursue her writing. Though her plots might be full of harrowing adventure and heated passion, she'd much prefer to leave such exploits on the page rather than experience them in real life. Or so she thinks until she encounters the darkly dissolute-and gorgeously charming-Marquess of Davenport.

Davenport has a reputation as a notorious rake whose only forte is wanton seduction. However the real reason he's a guest at the same remote Scottish castle has nothing to do with Anna . . . until a series of mysterious threats leave him no choice but to turn to her for help in stopping a dangerous conspiracy. As desire erupts between them, Davenport soon learns he's not the only one using a carefully crafted image to hide his true talents. And he's more than ready to show Anna that sometimes reality can be even better than her wildest imaginings . . . 


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sexy Snippets: The Shadows (Black Dagger Brotherhood #13) by J.R. Ward


ReadingBetweentheWinesBookClub

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


#Spotlight & #Giveaway: Belize Nights by Jocelyn Dex

Don't miss Jocelyn Dex's contemporary erotic romance, Belize Nights. It's a hot island romance with an HEA!




23262999Belize Nights
by Jocelyn Dex
ebook, 35 pages
Published September 26th 2014 by Evernight Publishing 
ISBN139781772330274
Lana’s traveling to her dream vacation in Ambergris Caye, Belize expecting sun, sand, clear water and relaxation. When she assaults a stranger with her carry-on bag at the airport, she’s overwhelmed by her all-consuming attraction to him. 

Dean can’t get the clumsy brunette from the airport out of his mind. The way her chocolate eyes had devoured him left him yearning for more, so when he runs into her on the island, he makes the most of the opportunity. 

When a dizzying heat engulfs them both, they realize Lana’s short vacation isn’t enough time to tame their burning desire.