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Saturday, September 30, 2017

3 Wine Glass #Review of The Playboy Bachelor by Rachel Van Dyken




33296584Title:The Playboy Bachelor
Series: The Bachelors of Arizona #2
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Format: eBook/Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published: August 29th 2017 by Forever
ISBN: 1455598739
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source:NetGalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 3 out of 5 Wine Glasses

She's no Sleeping Beauty. And he's definitely no prince . . . 

Margot McCleery could have lived her whole life without seeing Bentley Wellington again-her ex-best friend and the poster boy for Hot, Rich Man-Whores everywhere. But Margot's whiskey-augmented grandmother "buys" Bentley at a charity bachelor auction, and now suddenly he's at her door. Impossibly charming. Impossibly sexy. And still a complete and utter jackass. Bentley's just been coerced by his grandfather to spend the next thirty days charming and romancing the reclusive red-haired beauty who hates him. The woman he abandoned when she needed him the most. Bentley knows just as much about romance as he knows about love-nothing. But the more time he spends with Margot, the more he realizes that "just friends" will never be enough. Now all he has to do is convince her to trust him with her heart . . . 




Crystal's Thoughts:
Rachel Van Dyken presents readers with a fun enemies turned lovers plot, blending plenty of angst into the mix, in The Playboy Bachelor.

Read an #Excerpt from Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis + #Giveaway




33783425Chasing Christmas Eve
(Heartbreaker Bay #4)
by Jill Shalvis 
ebook, 384 pages
Published September 26th 2017 by Avon
Original TitleChasing Christmas Eve
ISBN 0062448099
Meet cute...

Run for the hills—temporarily. That's Colbie Albright's plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbie's so over it that she's under it. She's also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among strangers. But she's pretty sure Spencer Baldwin won't be a stranger for long.

Make merry...

Spence's commitment to hiding from the Ghosts of Relationships Past means he doesn't have to worry about the powerful—okay, crazy hot chemistry—he's got with Colbie. Just because she can laugh at anything, especially herself... just because she's gorgeous and a great listener just because she gets Spence immediately doesn't mean he won't be able to let Colbie go. Does it?

and hope for a miracle.

Now the clock's ticking for Colbie and Spence: Two weeks to cut loose. Two weeks to fall hard. Two weeks to figure out how to make this Christmas last a lifetime.


Read an #Excerpt from Savage Rising by Katie Reus + #Giveaway




35531940Savage Rising 
(Redemption Harbor #2)
by Katie Reus 
Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published September 26th 2017 by KR Press, LLC
ASINB073FSC2DC
From USA Today bestselling author Katie Reus comes the second book in the ALL NEW Redemption Harbor series where sparks fly and so do bullets…

He's a former Marine, her new fake boyfriend, and the only way to escape her dangerous past.

Having a child changed everything for Olivia—she vowed to keep her little girl safe from the mistakes of her past. But when the most dangerous person she ever met blackmails her into doing one last heist, the world she’s so carefully built goes into a tailspin. Frantic, she heads to Redemption Harbor in search of help. Sparks fly when she meets Savage, a man who will do anything to keep Olivia and her daughter safe. He’ll help her get her life back, but can he handle seeing who she once was?

Can they pull it off?

Savage poses as her obsessive ex during a daring undercover operation—and soon the line between reality and their cover story becomes blurred. He’ll use every trick he knows to keep the sensual woman alive and out of jail—and in his life. But the clock is ticking and if they can’t find a way to trust each other, no one will make it out alive.


Friday, September 29, 2017

4 Wine Glass #Review of Lover's Instinct by Katie Reus




33009145Title:  Lover’s Instinct
Series: Moon Shifter #1.5
Author: Katie Reus/Savannah Stuart
Format: Kindle, 144 pages
Published: November 15, 2016 (KR Press, LLC)
ISBN: ASIN: B01N41FZNM
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N - FREE
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Amazon
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

This alpha shifter is ready to stake his claim…

Lupine shifter Nikan Lawless has it bad for Esperanze Cordona, the sweet and curvy female who only views him as a friend. Lately, however, he’s started to see sparks of interest. So when he’s assigned to act as her bodyguard during a weekend education conference, he knows it's the perfect opportunity to seduce her out of the friend zone—away from the prying eyes of their pack.

To put his plan into motion, Nikan cancels one of their hotel rooms. Is it underhanded? Yes. But he’s playing for keeps with this female. When a dangerous man from Esperanze's past shows up in need of help, Nikan must shield her from a group of rogue shifters and convince her that they're destined to be mates. Since she’s a beta and he’s an alpha she’s afraid things will never work between them. But he knows they’re meant to be together and he’ll do what it takes to make her his forever.



Linda's Thoughts:
Lover’s Instinct by Katie Reus is a light, quick novella and a great addition to her Moon Shifter series. It’s a paranormal urban fantasy romance featuring a hot powerful alpha warrior wolf and a nerdy, curvy beta she-wolf. It’s the story of two lupine shifters: Nikan Lawless and Esperanze “Essie” Cordona.

#Giveaway of Dirty Boxing by Harper St. George and Tara Wyatt




33637508Dirty Boxing 
(Blood and Glory #1)
by Harper St. George, Tara Wyatt
Kindle Edition
Expected publication: September 18th 2017 by Pocket Star
Original TitleDirty Boxing (Blood and Glory Book 1)
ASINB01MRWPCXF
Perfect for fans of emotionally charged, sexy reads, Dirty Boxing, the first installment in the Blood and Glory series, reveals that the mixed martial arts battles waged inside the octagon are second only to the battles fought in the name of love.

After an unstable childhood, Jules Darcy is very familiar with the risks of falling in love. And as an adult, she’s never let herself forget just how high those stakes can be. That’s why she ran away a year ago after her fling with MMA fighter Nick Giannakis quickly got serious. But when she jumps at the opportunity to reconnect with her dad by accepting a job with his growing fight league, she’s stunned to learn the abs, the chiseled arms, and the rock-solid punches she has to market belong to none other than her former fling. Unable to run away from the sexy middleweight this time, Jules vows to keep things strictly professional. But one look at Nick, and her resolve starts to crumble….

The last thing Nick expects when he signs with the prestigious World Fighting Championship is that he’ll have to work with the only woman who ever broke his heart. Desperate to hide the pain she caused him, Nick vows to keep his distance from his gorgeous ex. But when he realizes their intense chemistry hasn’t faded after a year apart, he wonders if they could have a future together, even if dating the boss’s daughter could complicate his bid for the championship belt.

Under the bright lights of Las Vegas, in the world of high-stakes prize fighting, they’ll have to take a risk and decide if their love is worth fighting for.


Top 5 Tips to Being a Fake Fiancée with Olivia Miles of The Winter Wedding Plan + #Giveaway




Top 5 Tips to Being a Fake Fiancée


1. Get your stories straight
2. Don’t overdo it with the PDA and pet names – leads to suspicion
3. Come up with a few fake memories in advance
4. Learn to wing it
5. Don’t fall in love (Or maybe, do fall in love!)


Thursday, September 28, 2017

4 Wine Glass #Review for A Cold Dark Place by Toni Anderson




21864681Title: A Cold Dark Place
Series: Cold Justice #1
Author: Toni Anderson
Format: eBook/Paperback, 364 pages
Published: March 25th 2014 by Toni Anderson
ISBN: 0991895878
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Free on Amazon!
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Justice isn’t always black or white. Sometimes it’s cold and dark.

Former CIA assassin Alex Parker works for The Gateway Project, a clandestine government organization hell-bent on taking out serial killers and pedophiles before they enter the justice system. Alex doesn’t enjoy killing, but he’s damn good at it. He’s good at dodging the law, too—until a beautiful rookie agent has him wondering what it might be like to get caught.

FBI Special Agent Mallory Rooney has spent years hunting the lowlife who abducted her identical twin sister eighteen years ago. Now, during an on-going serial killer investigation, Mallory begins to suspect there’s a vigilante operating outside the law. She has no choice but to take him down, because murder isn’t justice. Is it?

When Mallory starts asking questions, The Gateway Project management starts to sweat, and orders Alex to watch her. As soon as they meet, the two begin to fall in love. But the lies and betrayals that define Alex’s life threaten to destroy them both—especially when the man who stole her sister all those years ago makes Mallory his next target, and Alex must reveal his true identity to save the woman he loves.



Crystal's Thoughts:
With A Cold Dark Place, Toni Anderson delivers fierce action and intrigue, with copious amounts of passion threaded into the story-line, that will leave readers craving more Cold Justice.

Top 5 Reasons to Pick Up Too Beautiful to Break by Tessa Bailey Today + #Giveaway




Hello! Thank you so much for having me! Here are my top five reasons to pick up TOO BEAUTIFUL TO BREAK today…


1. Belmont. 

I’ve never written a hero like this. A lot of readers have said Belmont seems almost like a paranormal character—because of his intensity and mysteriousness—but he’s not. He’s a modern man with a complicated soul. A sea captain, a protective brother…and Sage’s soul mate. That’s his ultimate definition. His heart started beating when he met Sage and he’d do anything for her.

2. A proper villain! 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

4.5 Wine Glass #Audio #Review for Running from the Past by Katie Reus




23301573Title: Running from the Past
Author: Katie Reus
Narrator: Sophie Eastlake
Format:  Unabridged Audiobook, 3 hours and 12 minutes
Published: 27 October 2016 (KR Press LLC)
ISBN: ASIN: B01M3U1A00
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Audible | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

A woman on the run.

Miami socialite Emma Garcia has been running from who she is her entire life. When she witnesses a horrific crime, she goes on the run. In desperation, she answers an ad for a chef on a remote horse farm in the middle of nowhere, Florida. It seems like the perfect plan until she figures out what to do with her secrets. The only thing she doesn’t count on is being attracted to the rugged cowboy who owns the place. Whenever he comes around the only thing she can focus on is his seductive voice and sinful body.

And her past is about to catch up with her.

Former Marine Caleb Ryder hires Emma even though he knows she’s lying about her identity. He desperately needs the help, but he also doesn’t have the heart to turn away a woman so obviously in need. After being burned by a woman once, he doesn’t let that deter his mission to claim Emma’s body and heart. Now that she’s his, he’ll face any threat to protect her, no matter how deadly. 



Linda's Thoughts:
Emma Garcia gripped the steering wheel of the stolen pick-up truck she wished she wasn’t driving. In the entirety of her twenty-six years, she hadn’t taken as much as a piece of gum without paying for it, until today…

#Giveaway of Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole

To celebrate the paperback release of Kresley Cole’s WICKED ABYSS, Pocket Books would like to offer a copy for giveaway!



29760149Wicked Abyss 
(Immortals After Dark #18)
by Kresley Cole
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published April 25th 2017 by Simon & Schuster UK
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This fairy tale doesn't end with a kiss... A spellbinding Immortals After Dark tale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole!

The terrifying king of hell...

As a boy, Abyssian "Sian" Infernas had his heart shattered by a treacherous fey beauty who died before he could exact vengeance. Millennia later, a curse has transformed him into a demonic monster--just as she's been reincarnated. Sian captures the delicate but bold female, forcing her back to hell.

Meets his match.

Princess Calliope "Lila" Barbot's people have hated and feared Abyssian and his alliance of monsters for eons. When the beastly demon imprisons her in his mystical castle, vowing revenge for betrayals she can't remember, Lila makes her own vow: to bring down the wicked beast for good.

Can two adversaries share one happily-ever-after?

As Calliope turns hell inside out, the all-powerful Sian finds himself defenseless against his feelings for her. In turn, Lila reluctantly responds to the beast's cleverness and gruff vulnerability. But when truths from a far distant past are revealed, can their tenuous bond withstand ages of deceit, a curse, and a looming supernatural war?

#Spotlight on Drop Dead Gorgeous by Juliet Lyons + #Giveaway




34006765Drop Dead Gorgeous 
(Bite Nights #2)
by Juliet Lyons 
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: October 3rd 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492645338
SWIPE RIGHT FOR MR. BITE

Mila Hart’s first experience with the hot new vampire dating site is a complete disaster. Turns out, her date is wanted for murder! But things turn around when she’s rescued by dashing vampire cop Vincent Ferrer. Dangerous and drop dead gorgeous, he’s just the vampire hottie Mila was hoping for.

Haunted by his past, Vincent can’t risk falling in love again, even if Mila charms him more than anyone he’s ever met. But when the killer from Mila’s first date seeks her out, Vincent is the only one who can protect her. Protecting his heart is a different story...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

4 Wine Glass #Review of Archangel's Viper by Nalini Singh




33852961Title: Archangel's Viper
Series: Guild Hunter #10
Author: Nalini Singh
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 361 pages
Published: September 26th 2017 by Berkley
ISBN: 0451488245
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Crystal
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Enter New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s breathtakingly passionate Guild Hunter world with the story of a woman who isn’t a vampire or an angel…or human…

Once a broken girl known as Sorrow, Holly Chang now prowls the shadowy gray underground of the city for the angels. But it’s not her winged allies who make her a wanted woman—it’s the unknown power coursing through her veins. Brutalized by an insane archangel, she was left with the bloodlust of a vampire, the ability to mesmerize her prey, and a poisonous bite.

Now, someone has put a bounty on her head…

Venom is one of the Seven, Archangel Raphael’s private guard, and he’s as infuriating as he is seductive. A centuries-old vampire, his fangs dispense a poison deadlier than Holly’s. But even if Venom can protect Holly from those hunting her, he might not be able to save himself—because the strange, violent power inside Holly is awakening…

No one is safe. 



CRYSTAL'S THOUGHTS:

Forged in fire, Holly Chang (A.K.A. Sorrow) was first introduced in book one. The victim of the demented archangel, Uram, Holly was irrevocably changed by his blood and no one knows the full scope of those changes. But someone dearly wants to...and is willing to pay good money for the rare treasure they see her as...Finding out who is behind the price on her head, will take Holly to the gritty underworld of the Angel's and Vampires, a life far outside of the Tower. Good thing Holly knows all about the darkness within.

Happy #BookBirthday to Theirs to Take by Laura Kaye + #Giveaway

Decadent… Sensual… Forbidden…

12 Masters. 12 Desires. 12 Fantasies Come to Life.Meet the Masters of Blasphemy…




From Laura Kaye:

I’m thrilled to be celebrating the release of my super hot and emotional Theirs to Take, the next erotic standalone romance in my Blasphemy series, about the twelve Masters who run and play at Baltimore’s most exclusive club. Theirs to Take is a sexy ménage about what happens when two prior navy best friends and business partners meet a woman who makes them admit to desires they’ve never before voice. I think you’re going to love Jonathan and Cruz! I know I adored writing them! Even more fun, there are characters and scenes in Theirs to Take that cross over with the amazing Jennifer Probst’s brand new Reveal Me – and the best part is that both are standalones so you can dive right in!

Now, read in for a taste of Theirs to Take

Monday, September 25, 2017

Read an #Excerpt from Show Me the Way by A.L. Jackson + #Giveaway




35424408Show Me the Way 
(Fight for Me #1)
by A.L. Jackson
Paperback
Expected publication: October 2nd 2017 by A.L. Jackson Books Inc.
The first sexy, captivating, stand-alone novel in the brand-new FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson . . . 

Rex Gunner. As bitter as he is beautiful.

The owner of the largest construction company in Gingham Lakes has been burned one too many times. His wife leaving him to raise their daughter was the last blow this single dad could take. The only woman he’ll let into his heart is his little girl.

Rynna Dayne. As vulnerable as she is tempting.

She ran from Gingham Lakes when she was seventeen. She swore to herself she would never return. Then her grandmother passed away and left her the deed to the diner that she once loved.

When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he’s in trouble.

She’s gorgeous and sweet and everything he can’t trust.

Until she becomes the one thing he can’t resist.

One kiss sends them tumbling toward ecstasy.

But in a town this size, pasts are bound to collide. Caught in a web of lies, betrayal, and disloyalty, Rex must make a choice.

Will he hide behind his walls or will he take the chance . . .