Thursday, June 30, 2016

#Review: Brazen by Avery Flynn - 3.5 Wine Glasses

29867404Title: BRAZEN
Series: B-Squad #1
Author: Avery Flynn
Format: Kindle, 154 Pages
Published: Avery Flynn (June 7, 2016)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Falling in love is the easy part, staying together…now that’s the biggest challenge of all.

Everything is finally working out for Bianca Sutherland and Taz Hazard. They’re in love and running B-Squad Security and Investigations. They’ve planned the perfect operation to take down the dangerous drug kingpin who’s kidnapped one of Bianca’s best friends. Then Taz’s wife—who was supposed to be his ex-wife—shows up on the eve of the big rescue mission and threatens to blow up his and Bianca’s happily ever after.

The last thing Bianca wants after the revelation that Taz might still be married is to have to spend time with her former live-in boyfriend who never told her he’d ever been married in the first place. But it’s too late to change plans. To save her friend, she has to swallow her hurt and go undercover with Taz as a newlywed couple at an exclusive resort. The only thing Taz wants is Bianca and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to win her back. But when it’s his life on the line, will it be too late for him to show her that his past is over and she’s the only woman for his future…

Brazen is a stand alone novel and the first full novel in the B-Squad series. However, if you want to find out how Taz and Bianca met, check out Bulletproof, a novella set in Liliana Hart’s MacKenzie Security world. 

Linda's Thoughts:
Beauty, brains and a brazen attitude, she was everything he'd never realized he was looking for until he'd found her.

#Spotlight on Lady Pirate by Lynsay Sands

27278464Lady Pirate
by Lynsay Sands
Paperback, 432 pages
Published June 28th 2016 by Avon
(first published January 1st 2001)
ISBN 0062019732
Valoree no longer has to masquerade as her murdered brother and scourge the oceans as Captain Red. She no longer has to command his pirate band in a quest to regain his birthright. She has been named heir to Ainsley Castle. But no executor would ever hand over the estate to an unmarried pirate wench and her infamous crew—no matter to whom she’d been born. And the will distinctly states that in order to inherit, Valoree must be married to a nobleman . . . and pregnant.

Upon learning that, the virgin captain is ready to return to the seas—but her crew has other ideas— and for those rascally cusses she would do anything. If they could find a way to put on her a sweet face that would fool the ton, she would handle the rest, even with a drunken prostitute as an “aunt” and her merry cutthroat crew as “servants.” But to herself she swears one thing: she will only marry a man who fires her blood, a man who is not afraid of a . . . Lady Pirate

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

#Review: What Happens in Texas by Carolyn Brown - 3 Wine Glasses

Author: Carolyn Brown
Format: Kindle, 384 Pages
Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca; Reissue edition (June 7, 2016)
Links:  Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 3 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Carolyn Brown brings her unique voice to this tale of twin sisters finding love in a small Texas town

Cathy Andrew's biological clock has passed the ticking stage and is dangerously close to "blown plumb up." While her twin sister Marty thinks settling down with one man is just a waste of good cowboys, Cathy wants it all: the perfect husband, the baby, and a little house right there in Cadillac. But even as the town is laying bets on whose wedding will be next, Cathy doesn't see happily-ever-after happening anytime soon.

Fortunately, Cathy and Marty have best friends who aren't afraid to stir up a ruckus-and if it means Cathy's got to bust out and set the town on its ear they'll back her up-no matter how hot things get.

Linda's Thoughts:
She started up the car and sighed. If only her fiancé, Ethan, could be as passionate as the men that Candy Parker wrote about. It didn't matter if they were cowboys, firemen, Navy SEALs, or even mechanics. They all had one thing in common. They knew how to turn a woman on until all she could think about were their hands and lips on every part of her body.

#Interview with author Dianne Duvall of Phantom Embrace + #Giveaway !

Lexi: One of our favorite authors is here today! We can’t get enough of her writing or her Immortal Guardians. Welcome back to the blog, Dianne Duvall!

Dianne: Thank you, Lexi!  I’m very happy to be here again.  I always enjoy visiting. ☺

Lexi: We are so excited to have you back. For one because you are so much fun and second because it means you have a new release! Phantom Embrace is book 5.5 in your Immortal Guardians series and is novella length. Did you always intend to tell Yuri’s story or did he just fall into place unexpectedly?

#Excerpt #Reveal of The Matchmaker's Replacement by Rachel Van Dyken

29068220The Matchmaker's Replacement 
(Wingmen Inc. #2)
by Rachel Van Dyken 
Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: July 26th 2016 by Skyscape
ISBN 1503936279
Wingman rule number two: never reveal how much you want them.
Lex hates Gabi. Gabi hates Lex. But, hey, at least the hate is mutual, right? All Lex has to do is survive the next few weeks training Gabi in all the ways of Wingmen Inc. and then he can be done with her. But now that they have to work together, the sexual tension and fighting is off the charts. He isn’t sure if he wants to strangle her or throw her against the nearest sturdy table and have his way with her.

But Gabi has a secret, something she’s keeping from not just her best friend but her nemesis too. Lines are blurred as Lex becomes less the villain she’s always painted him to be…and starts turning into something more. Gabi has always hated the way she’s been just a little bit attracted to him—no computer-science major should have that nice of a body or look that good in glasses—but “Lex Luthor” is an evil womanizer. He’s dangerous. Gabi should stay far, far away.

Then again, she’s always wanted a little danger. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

#Review: Blue Moon by Lisa Kessler - 4.5 Wine Glasses

30740116Title: BLUE MOON
Series: Moon #6
Author: Lisa Kessler
Format: Kindle, 300 Pages
Published: Entangled: Select Otherworld (June 27, 2016)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

She’s his muse, his mate, and she’s completely off-limits.

He’s a jerk, a recluse, and her newest assignment.

Until he broke her heart, Vivianna Lopez loved Logan Reynolds.

Five years later, she’s an aspiring music journalist and he’s the camera-shy lead singer of Logan and the Howlers.

Armed with a backstage pass, Vivi’s back in her hometown of Reno, nestled in the shadows of the Sierra Nevada mountains. She must score an interview with Logan to land her dream job - otherwise it’s back to Boston, with no scoop and no job. It’s just business–at least that’s what she keeps telling herself.

Logan still loves Vivi, his soul mate, but there’s something even she doesn’t know about him: He turns into a werewolf every full moon and a secret organization is hunting down his Pack.

Vivi may not have Logan’s senses, but she can sniff out that he’s hiding something. He knows it’s only a matter of time before the truth about him - and his Pack - is revealed.

And then he really will lose her.

Linda's Thoughts:
“She haunts my dreams.
Shadows of the past.
Ripping my heart down the seams.
No one to blame but me.
I'm a lone wolf now, but I still stare up at the moon, 
Call her name and wonder if she's looking too...”

Happy #BookBirthday to Phantom Embrace by Dianne Duvall + #Giveaway !

I'm so excited to share with you a new release from one of my favorite authors! Dianne's Duvall's Phantom Embrace is available now at eBook retailers everywhere! This is an exciting and captivating novella set in the world of the Immortal Guardians and I can't wait for you to read it!

Phantom Embrace 
(Immortal Guardians #5.5)
by Dianne Duvall
ebook, 112 pages
ISBN 1420143530
Across dimensions . . . 

Born with the ability to see spirits, immortal Yuri Sokolov avoids making contact with them, because such has always yielded negative results...until lovely Cat Seddon begins haunting his home and his dreams. As a new threat rises against the Immortal Guardians, Yuri disregards all the rules so he can be with Cat, even though the consequences are substantial.

For centuries, Catherine Seddon has been alone. When her brother is forced to join the Immortal Guardians’ ranks, she haunts the primary home of the powerful warriors to keep an eye on him, and soon finds herself captivated by Yuri. The handsome Russian immortal swiftly banishes her loneliness as friendship grows between them and deepens into love.  But can two people who are unable to touch find a future together?

Previously published in On The Hunt

Happy #BookBirthday to Forevermore by Kristen Callihan + #Giveaway !

27170168Title:  Forevermore
Series:  Darkest London   #7
Author:  Kristen Callihan
Format:  Paperback & eBook, 336pgs
Published:  June 28, 2016 by Forever
Miss Layla Starling, the young, beautiful, and extremely wealthy heiress, is the talk of London. Until now, she's managed to evade the marriage noose. Despite the fact that she is unfortunately American, she's received a staggering number of offers. And turned down every one.

St. John Evernight does not want to admit the relief he feels every time he hears that she has rejected one of her suitors. Which is unfair of him. Layla deserves to be happy. But he can not offer her happiness. He will never be normal, never be anything but a freak in her world. So St. John resolves to keep his distance, until he is recruited by the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals to guard Layla. For she is in grave danger, and he is about to learn the full extent of his powers.

Happy #BookBirthday to Hard to Serve by Laura Kaye + #Giveaway !

28020054Hard to Serve 
(Hard Ink #4.7)
by Laura Kaye 
Kindle Edition, 120 pages
Expected publication: June 28th 2016 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
To protect and serve is all Detective Kyler Vance ever wanted to do, so when Internal Affairs investigates him as part of the new police commissioner’s bid to oust corruption, everything is on the line. Which makes meeting a smart, gorgeous submissive at an exclusive play club the perfect distraction…

The director of the city’s hottest art gallery, Mia Breslin’s career is golden. Now if only she could find a man to dominate her nights and set her body—and her heart—on fire. When a scorching scene with a hard-bodied, brooding Dom at Blasphemy promises just that, Mia is lured to serve Kyler again and again.

Then, as their relationship burns hotter, Kyler learns that he’s been dominating the daughter of the hard-ass boss who has it in for him. Now Kyler must choose between life-long duty and forbidden desire before Mia finds another who’s not so hard to serve. 

Monday, June 27, 2016

#Review: Two Times as Hot by Cat Johnson - 4.5 Wine Glasses

16033659Title: TWO TIMES AS HOT
Series: Oklahoma Nights #2
Author: Cat Johnson
Format: Paperback, 304 Pages
Published: Kensington (September 24, 2013)
ISBN-10: 075828540X
ISBN-13: 978-0758285409
Links:  Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Library
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

One Good Girl...

After her sister snags a hot Oklahoma cowboy, Emma Hart figures it’s her turn to saddle up. And with two country boys pursuing her at once, she’s in for a wild ride...

Two Sexy Guys...

Lieutenant Colonel Logan Hunt can’t deny the heat between him and Emma is fierce. But Logan isn’t looking for anything serious...just a chance to blow off some steam. So why is he crazy jealous when he sees pro bull rider Jace Mills trying to charm Emma into bed?

Winner Takes All...

Logan knows he and Emma could have something special—and not just because she’s smokin’ hot. Now he has to find a way to prove that even a no-strings-attached guy like him can stick around for the long haul…

Linda's Thoughts:
Emma was a woman on a mission, and Logan was more than fine with that since the mission seemed to be getting alone - and naked - with him. 

#Spotlight on Jordan's Return by Samantha Chase + #Giveaway

27015388Jordan's Return
by Samantha Chase
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492618098
For the first time in print, New York Times and USA Today bestseller Samantha Chase's debut novel is a heartwarming story of second chances

All Jordan Manning wants is a quiet summer on the Virginia coast with her sons to recover from a near-fatal accident and an abusive relationship. Her plans to find a new direction for her future are turned upside down when she runs into the first man who ever broke her heart...and he's determined to win it back.

Rob Tyler thought he'd moved on, but when fate drops a second chance with his first love right in his path, his feelings rush back stronger than ever. Rob is determined to give Jordan the future they should have had years ago, but making up for past mistakes isn't easy...

Friday, June 24, 2016

#CoverReveal of Archangel's Heart by Nalini Singh

Archangel's Heart 
(Guild Hunter #9)
by Nalini Singh
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: November 1st 2016 by Berkley
Original TitleArchangel's Heart
ISBN 0451488008

Guest Post with Carrie Ann Ryan of Ink Enduring + #Giveaway

I’m disturbingly excited about Ink Enduring’s release! I’ve been waiting to write Maya’s story since the first line in Delicate Ink! I figured I’d answer a few burning questions about the book and the series for you while I’m here before you go forth and read Jake, Maya, and Border’s book!

Is Ink Enduring the last book in the Montgomery Ink series?

Thursday, June 23, 2016

#Excerpt #Reveal of Filthy English by Ilsa Madden-Mills

28800089Filthy English 
(English #2)
by Ilsa Madden-Mills 
Kindle Edition
Expected publication: July 11th 2016
A smokin’ hot British player…
A jilted girl…
One night of mistaken identity…

Two weeks before her wedding, Remi Montague’s fiancé drops her faster than a drunken sorority girl in stilettos. Armed with her best friend and a bottle of tequila, she hops a plane to London to drown her sorrows before fall semester begins at Whitman University.

She didn't plan on attending a masquerade party.

She sure didn’t plan on waking up next to the British bad boy who broke her heart three years ago—the devastatingly handsome and naked Dax Blay. Furthermore, she has no clue how they acquired matching tattoos.

Once back at Whitman together, they endeavor to pretend they never had their night of unbridled passion in London.

But that’s damn hard to do when you live in the same house…

One night. Two damaged hearts. The passion of a lifetime.