Friday, April 17, 2015

SAVANNAH SINS By Jenna Fox

Book Name: Savannah Sins

Author's Name: Jenna Fox 

Main Characters: Jackson and Beverly

Release Date: March 2, 2015

Reviewed by: Shonna 

My Rating: 3 

BLURB: The only thing standing between Beverly Price and a prison cell is her well connected attorney, Jackson McNabb. Jackson pulls some legal strings, getting Beverly sent to his family’s plantation to work out her sentence at an isolated setting- the perfect place for sexual escapades. When Jack and Beverly act on the pent-up lust burning between them, their passion rouses an angry and restless spirit, setting off a series of frightening paranormal events and sending Beverly fleeing the arms of her lover, leaving Jack to fight for both of their lives.

Review: For a short read this book brings a lot to the reader. A dark, eerie story, twisted with hot passionate erotic sex and an ending that, well let’s just say, took me completely by surprise. Captivated by the characters, I was absorbed to the end wanting to know what was going to happen next. If you are looking for something different that leaves you with an “OMG” feeling as you finish the last paragraph, I recommend this story for you. Well written, this chiller will grab you and not let you go. 

Measha Stone's SECURED HEART Blog Tour & Giveaway


Secured Heart 

by: Measha Stone 

Series: Windy City #2 

Publication Date: April 12, 2015 

Also in this series: Hidden Heart 

Genres: Contemporary, Romance 

Buy Links: Amazon - Print - B&N - Smashwords

Synopsis:  
As a child, Kelly dreamt of having a handsome husband, beautiful children, and a dog playing in the backyard. But life rarely turns out the way you plan, and she fears her clock is ticking. Still on the prowl for the perfect husband, she becomes more bold in her search. A night that starts out like any other, ends up being the one that changes everything. As the owner of a security company, Kendrick McFall takes safety very seriously. His first instinct is to keep Kelly at arms length. However, she isn’t his to command,and she isn’t easily persuaded to stay away from the world in which Kendrick lives. A world that she craves. Taking her under his protection seems to be the only way to keep her safe from the ghosts of his past, and protect her from new threats. Along the way he doesn’t just seek to secure her safety, he wants to secure her heart.


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EXCERPT: 
Kendrick took a moment to look past her. The couch facing the door was littered with papers. A glass of white wine sat abandoned on the coffee table, and there were several piles of folded clothes sitting on the loveseat. Her tousled hair and casual sweats gave her a comfortable spending-the-day-in look, but did not take away from her deep beauty. Her V-neck shirt dipped between her breasts, giving him a full-access view of her cleavage. The urge to slide his finger into the opening in?” he asked when she continued to stare at him.
“Oh! Sure.” She laughed warmly and stepped to the side. She locked the door behind him and leaned against it.
“So, what’s wrong?” She tilted her head to one side again. “You have that look in your eye. The same one you had the afternoon you drove me to the police station.”
“I talked to George this afternoon,” he said by way of explanation.
She continued to look at him with confusion lurking in her eyes.
“He said he bumped into you at the deli.”
“Oh, George! Yeah, I saw him.” She pushed away from the door and went about moving the pile of jeans from the loveseat and motioning for him to sit.
He remained standing.
“What?” she asked with a hint of annoyance in her tone.
“He said you had an altercation with Ted.” He found himself folding his arms over his chest and widening his stance. Some habits never died.
“An altercation?” She laughed. “I ran into him. Literally. He said some asshole shit, and I said some equally asshole shit, although with much more wit. I left and bumped into George at the door.”
“He said you told him you were going to call me.”
“Yeah,” she said with more heat, “because I was. Half an hour from now.” She crossed her own arms over her chest, or rather under her breasts, pushing them further out toward him.
He forced himself to keep his eyes on her face, and not travel down to the deliciousness that awaited him below her neck.
“You should have called me right away. Ted is dangerous.” He took two large strides toward her until he stood toe-to-toe with her.
“He’s an asshole. If I call you every time I bump into an asshole in this city, I’ll have to upgrade my cell package.” Her eyes softened, her hands fell to her sides, and she looked damn kissable. She had a point. She was bound to cross paths with Ted or any other number of douchebags in the city on a daily basis.
The idea of Ted or any of them hurting her, even with words, made the hairs on his neck stiffen in anger. He wanted to protect her, to veil her from any injury she may ever face from the outside world.
“Okay.” He conceded with a smile. “Then let’s just focus on one asshole. If you see Ted, you aren’t to speak with him. Even if he speaks to you, you just walk away and call me. Right away. Not later in the day or even fifteen minutes later. Right away.” His hands traveled down her arms as he spoke.
“Fair enough.” She nodded in agreement. “I can’t promise not to speak to him—”
He pressed his finger to her lips, silencing her. “I didn’t ask for your promise,” he corrected in a deeper tone, hoping she grasped the severity of his words. “I told you not to speak with him. You will do as I say in this, or you will be punished.” 

Also in the Windy City Series...



Hidden Heart 


Series: Windy City #1 

Publication Date: September 26, 2014 


Buy Links: Amazon - Nook

Synopsis: Jessica Stanley is comfortable in her orderly life as a paralegal at a high end law firm. Having dated her fair share of liars and manipulators, Jessica views men through a pair of thick, cynical lenses. Men are good for one thing in her eyes, and one thing only. Her predictable life is thrown into a whirlwind of new experiences when she meets a dominating man at a casual dinner with friends. Royce Bradford is a man of intent and is used to getting his way. Until he meets Jessica. She is wound tight, and he finds himself yearning to unravel her secrets and her passions. Jessica declares their relationship casual. She’s tempted by his seductive tone and unusually powerful demeanor to give him that much. But for Royce, it’s not enough. He wants more. Except Jessica has built a secret tomb around her heart, and it will take a lot more than sensual play times and verbal commands for him to be allowed entrance. Royce never backs down from his desires. He takes up the challenge to seek out her Hidden Heart.

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About Measha Stone 

Measha Stone lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their children. By day she works as a healthcare administrator, and by evening she steams up the computer screen with her erotic romances. No stranger to the BDSM community, Measha feels right at home within the erotic genre. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. Her vanilla writing has been published in the online magazine efiction and the DuPage Writers Group annual journal Possibilities.






Thursday, April 16, 2015

Stephanie Erickson's THE DEAD ROOM Book Tour



The Dead Room
Stephanie Erickson
Date Published: March 11, 2015

22 years after the apocalypse, the world has changed, but her people have not. Secrets, lies, and manipulations endure among a small group of survivors taking refuge on an island in the Northern Pacific. 
No one knows what claimed so many lives over three centuries ago, and no one asks, except Ashley Wortham. She can feel the secrets all around her, begging to be uncovered.
But the nine elders who govern the island guard their secrets jealously. They believe the islanders know what they need to, and they hide their secrets behind a ruse of peace. But when Ashley, and her best friend Mason, go down the rabbit hole, no one is prepared for truths they uncover. What will they do when they discover the downfall of humanity lies within their own island, deep inside the dead room?


Excerpt:
The body lay on a two-piece metal pyre in the center of the clearing.
Nothing more than the skeleton of a table, the pyre was simply used for the display and transport of the bodies. Burning the dead was a custom from the time before. The corpse’s blue cotton, long-sleeved shirt was buttoned all the way to the top to hide his injuries, and the matching navy slacks had recently been pressed. With his hands folded over his abdomen, Wesley looked rather dashing. Ashley wished her match had actually been dashing in life.
She wondered who would wear that outfit next. Nothing was ever wasted on
the island. Not even the clothes of a dead man. She herself had worn the clothes off a dead woman’s back. Squeamishness was a luxury no one could afford.
Although “new” clothes were made on the island, from animal skins and the
cotton grown in the farmlands, they were typically reserved for the higher
ups—elders, doctors, and the like. Cotton was difficult to grow in the cold climate, and the clothes were made entirely by hand. Once it had been worn and patched a few times by those with power, new clothing was eventually passed down to the lower branches of society, But, it wasn’t just clothing that moved on after an islander died. All of their belongings were redistributed among those in need. The dead’s family wasn’t allowed to keep anything they didn’ tneed. Sentimentality was a lost emotion to the islanders. Reusing everything was essential, even if the previous owner was a dead man.
It had only bothered her once—the first time she’d seen one of her
father’s outfits on another man. Even then, at the tender age of ten, she’d understood it was bound to happen eventually. She just hadn’t expected it to happen so quickly. Only a week after his funeral, she’d spotted one of her neighbors walking down the road in her father’s clothes. She ran to him, hoping her father’s scent might still linger on his shirt. But the man neither embraced her nor offered her any sympathy. He only looked
at her with wide eyes,the horror and disgust plain on his face.
Death on the island was such a strange thing. She’d lost track of how many
funerals she’d been to in her lifetime—at least one a month. 

Unexpected deaths, like that of her match, added to the average.
Only three of the losses had actually meant something to her—her mother,
her father, and now Wesley. Her father’s funeral was, of course, devastating, made more so by the fact that they’d shared the same first name. Everything the elders said about him could have also been applied to her. How they were thankful for “Ashley’s life,” how they wished “Ashley peace.”It sent shivers down her spine.
Once, she’d asked him why they shared a name. His mother’s name had been
Ashley, he’d explained, as had her mother, and her father before that. On and on, down the line, the name had traveled, until it had reached Ashley. And one day, as was their tradition, it would go to her own child.
The funeral for her mother, who had been taken by a simple cold that
escalated into something much worse, was nothing more than a hazy memory. Still, Ashley missed her mother terribly and felt incomplete without her. She searched for her whenever the jasmine got caught on the wind, because her mother had loved to wear the flower behind her ear.
Wesley’s funeral was a problem. She wasn’t entirely sure how she felt
about it. The loss of her parents had left her feeling completely alone. She’d hoped to find love again with her match, but he’d left her terribly disappointed.
Now that he was gone, her emotions warred with themselves. Relief was the
biggest player fighting for space in her mind. Relief to have escaped the abuse
and the pressures of being the next elder’s wife. Guilt came in at a close second,
but not because she regretted killing her match.
It was because her best friend was being blamed for it.


Author Bio:
Stephanie Erickson has always had a passion for the written word. She pursued her love of literature at Flagler College, in St. Augustine, FL, where she 
graduated with a BA in English. She has received several honors in her writing career, including recognition in the 72nd Annual Writer's Digest Competition. 
After graduation, she married and followed her husband in pursuit of his dream. The Cure and The Blackout were written to reignite Stephanie's passion, when she found the time. Now that he is settled in his career, it's her turn to devote more time and energy into writing.
Stephanie currently has 4 projects planned for 2015. Her latest release, The Dead Room, is a post apocalyptic set on a lonely island 300 years in the future.
Stephanie, of course, loves to read and write. She also enjoys living on the beach on the Florida's Treasure Coast. Most of all, she and her husband are in love with their baby girl.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

PURE INDULGENCE by Victoria Sue

Book Name: Pure Indulgence

Series: Pure #2

Author's Name: Victoria Sue

Genre: M/M- Contemporary

Main Characters: Joe and Adam

Release Date: February 23, 2015

Book Provided by: verified purchase- Amazon

Reviewed by: Wendy

My Rating: 3.5 - 4 stars



Blurb: Joe, an ex-detective and a popular Dom, wasn’t gay. Not one little bit. He told himself that all the time he fought the inexplicable attraction he had for the gorgeous young submissive, Adam. Yet when he learns a psychopath responsible for two murders has set his sights on Adam, and Adam disappears, it suddenly seemed far more important to tell him something else.
Joe realizes Adam has become more important to him than his next breath, but if he can’t track down the psycho that was torturing and murdering submissives, Joe won’t ever be able to tell Adam anything else again, it will be far too late.

Review: The second book in this series finds Joe finally quitting the police force and going to work with Callum at his security firm. Joe likes women, always has and always will but for some reason he can not get Adam, a young submissive from the club, out of his brain. Adam who is gay has longed for Joe for months. He wants the kind of relationship that his best friend has with Callum. Danger, lies and murder come crashing down on Joe and Adam, with the help from old and new friends they discover who is out to destroy their lives. Joe finally opens his eyes and heart to what he has in his life, not caring if Adam is someone he never thought he would be sharing his bed with. 

Kara Thorpe's WITCHES, VOIDS, AND OTHER SANITY SUCKERS Book Tour & Giveaway


                                                                                                              


Title: Witches, Voids, and Other Sanity Suckers
Author: Kara Thorpe
Genre: Paranormal Romance


Alpha of the only Shifter pack in Houston, Rick Haskell has his hands full. When the Mage of New Orleans calls for a favor – a favor that pays $400,000 – Rick can’t refuse. Even if that favor means adopting the Mage’s daughter into his ragtag pack. Az Vardan is beautiful, smart, and takes frequent vacations from sanity. Before Rick can learn how to handle the blonde kiss-and-run firecracker, wolfsbane appears in the local coven’s garden, witches mysteriously die in police custody, and a rash of centaur murders rocks Houston's Paranormal Community. Az’s knowledge of magic may be all that saves Rick’s pack when a new, powerful threat moves in to take over his city.



First person, present tense
Warning: language, violence, and irreverence (and Oxford commas)


Excerpt #3
I’m not alone in the room. Every muscle in my body tenses, ready for action, while my brain rushes to catch up with my instincts. There is no one on the bed. There is something large on the normally bare nightstand on the other side of the bed. The faint aroma of magnolias fills my lungs with every breath.
“Az,” I groan, rolling over onto my side.
The lamp on that side of the room clicks on. Az is cross-legged on the square nightstand. It’s a damn good thing I don’t buy rickety furniture or else her scrawny ass would be on the floor. 
“What are you doing here?”
She tosses the heavy book on the bed and stretches her arms up over her head. When she speaks, her tone is frosty. “Jose sleep licks.”
“Yeah, he does.” Now that I can see her properly, I note that her hair has that distinct just-groomed-by-a-cat look to it.
Her eyes narrow. “Someone could have warned me.”
“Yeah, someone probably could have. Why are you in here, Az?”
She averts her gaze. Color spreads across her cheeks. “You’re peaceful. You spend so much time protecting other people, that maybe I think you need someone to watch over you.” She chuckles softly, twists her fingers together. “I like you.”
“You shouldn’t.”
Her head snaps up. Irritation flashes across her face. “Why not?”
“I’m a Shifter.” Most normal people don’t like Shifters. Witches, warlocks, Mages and other magic users downright hate us. We’re a little too close to wild animals for anyone’s peace of mind. She shouldn’t be comfortable around me.
“You’re a good person. You care for your pack. You help people.” Az rakes her fingers through her hair. “You took in someone you had every right to walk away from. Especially since, to you, I’m like a witch.”
“Oh, Princess, you are unlike any witch I’ve ever met.” I like her, too – her tenacity and her resilience and the way she genuinely cares for my people. She doesn’t cower when I growl, which may or may not be a good thing, and she has a good head for investigative work. I’m not sure either of us is ready for this sort of conversation, though.
White teeth flash in a brilliant smile. “That is the sweetest thing anyone has ever said to me.”
Well, that’s my good deed for the day. And now I’m awake. So much for kicking Az out and snoozing. 


Author Bio:
Kara Thorpe started writing as a distraction in French class and never stopped (don't ask her to conjugate many verbs). Born and raised under the South Texas sun, she spends her days navigating Houston traffic and the exciting world of production planning. Nights are for creating character-driven romances and wrangling a stubborn Siamese. Look for Chai's cameo in each story. 

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Laura Kaye's HARD TO BE GOOD Release Week Blitz


We are so, so excited to bring you guy the Release Week Blitz for Laura Kaye's HARD TO BE GOOD!! HARD TO BE GOOD is a novella in Laura's Hard Ink Series, published by Avon Romance. We absolutely love Laura's Hard Ink men and are so excited to see Jeremy and Charlie get their HEA!!

 About HARD TO BE GOOD: Hard Ink Tattoo owner Jeremy Rixey has taken on his brother’s stateside fight against the forces that nearly killed Nick and his Special Forces team a year before. Now, Jeremy’s whole world has been turned upside down—not the least of which by a brilliant, quiet blond man who tempts Jeremy to settle down for the first time ever. Recent kidnapping victim Charlie Merritt has always been better with computers than people, so when he’s drawn into the SF team’s investigation of his army colonel father’s corruption, he’s surprised to find acceptance and friendship—especially since his father never accepted who Charlie was. Even more surprising is the heated tension Charlie feels with sexy, tattooed Jeremy, Charlie’s opposite in almost every way. With tragedy and chaos all around them, temptation flashes hot, and Jeremy and Charlie can’t help but wonder  why they’re trying so hard to be good...
 

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EXCERPT: “You should be inside celebrating,” Jeremy said, his voice a raw scrape. “You and Marz did an amazing thing this morning.” An hour ago, Marz and Charlie had cracked open a heavily encrypted microchip that contained a wealth of information that not only seemed likely to help the team clear its name, but proved that Charlie’s father hadn’t been dirty, like they’d all thought. “And I’m so happy for you about your dad.” A wounded darkness passed through Charlie’s gaze, but he finally nodded. “Didn’t feel right without you there.” Pink filtered into his cheeks, and damn if that wasn’t as cute as it was sexy. Jeremy wasn’t sure anything had ever made him blush. “I’m just not—” Jeremy shrugged and looked down at Charlie’s chest again. Having seen the guy dress more than once, he knew that shirt covered lean muscle that ran from strong shoulders down to his narrow hips. Jeremy fisted his hands against the urge to burrow them under the hem of the tee. After weeks of looking, and wanting, he was dying to touch. Jeremy found Charlie hard to read though, and hadn’t wanted to do anything to scare him off. “—very good company right now. I’m sorry if that—” Charlie nudged Jeremy’s chin up with his hand, his fingers just barely touching Jer’s stubble-covered skin. But then his thumb landed softly against his lips. Jeremy’s heartbeat kicked up and his lips fell open. Slowly, oh so tentatively, Charlie stroked the soft pad of his thumb back and forth across them. “Charlie,” Jeremy whispered as arousal surged through his body, spiking his pulse, tensing his muscles, hardening his dick. Uncertainty poured off Charlie as the man’s hand trembled where it touched him, but those blue eyes absolutely blazed desire. No way was Jeremy imagining that. “You’re always good company, to me,” Charlie said in a low voice, his gaze dropping to Jeremy’s lips. Charlie leaned in closer, and closer still, and Jeremy could hardly believe the other man was the one to initiate this. But he was fucking thrilled. Jeremy swallowed, his lips anticipating that first soft brush. Charlie was so close his shaky breath caressed Jeremy’s lips. His pace was maddening but so damn sexy Jer could barely breathe. And then Charlie’s eyelids fluttered closed and he was right there…


And don’t miss the other Hard Ink books, now available:




Hard As It Gets ~ Hard As You Can ~ 

Hard to Hold On To ~ Hard To Come By


Praise for the HARD INK SERIES: "TOP PICK! If you're looking for danger, gritty action, and sizzling passion, then Kaye has just the book and the series for you." ~RT Book Reviews Magazine 



About Laura Kaye: Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.      




 

Monday, April 13, 2015

BEAR ATTRACTION by Jennifer Ashley

Book Name: Bear Attraction

Series: Shifters Unbound #6.5

Author's Name: Jennifer Ashley

Genre: M/F- Paranormal Romance

Main Characters: Walker and Rebecca

Release Date: February 17, 2015

Book Provided by: Netgalley

Reviewed by: Wendy

My Rating: 4 stars

Blurb: As the military liaison between the human Shifter Bureau and Shiftertown, Walker is often stuck trying to appease both sides—and angering both. So when bear-Shifter Rebecca is captured taking a run in a restricted area, Walker comes up with a compromise: if Rebecca helps him find a missing woman—thought to have been abducted by a Shifter—she won’t be charged and executed. 
As a bear used to roaming for miles, Rebecca hates being confined, distrusts anything involving humans, and—worst of all—the strong and handsome Walker starts triggering her mating need. They have no choice but to work together but both Walker and Rebecca find it hard not to mix business with pleasure  

Review: Rebecca is not a weak willed woman, she is a strong independent bear shifter who hates being stuck in Shiftertown. Getting caught running in her bear form, she is taken in by Walker and his team of agents. When Walker talks his superiors into letting him take custody of Rebecca, the sparks fly between the two of them. Living and working together, Rebecca and Walker soon learn they can't keep their minds or hands off each other. If you are looking for a quick hot read then this is a book for you. 
Some series slowly burn out the more books there are in the series, not with this paranormal series. Even though I LOVED book one the best, I can say this series has stayed strong and I will continue to read each one that comes out. 

Cover Reveal- Tricking Chase by Jessie G.


Book Title: Tricking Chase

Series: Book 1 Devils Pride MC 

Author: Jessie G

Publisher: Jessie G Books

Release Date: May 8, 2015

Genre: Gay, Contemporary, Suspense, Romance


Book Blurb: As Sergeant At Arms for Devils Pride MC, Tyler “Trick” Malone’s take no prisoners reputation make him one of the most feared and respected members of the club. Unbeknownst to the MC, Trick indulges his most dangerous secret, traveling out of state twice a year to trade his cut for the whip he expertly wields at a gay dungeon.

Trick’s well organized life takes a turn when he saves bar back, and terrified submissive, Chase Ward in a Georgia dungeon. With his protector and dungeon owner dead, Chase is no longer safe in the place he once called home. With the new dungeon owners circling like sharks, he desperately begs for sanctuary in the arms of his savior.

A year later, the MC is still none the wiser that Trick’s houseboy is anything more than a grateful servant. Chase knows, if the club finds out their secret, they will kill Trick—the man he’s come to rely on for everything from the food he eats to the pleasure he feels to the security he craves. Even when gratitude turns to love, Chase never expects reciprocation from his ruthless Master. After all, the only way for them to survive is if Trick remains the heartless bastard the MC knows.

Trick is positive he has it under control and having Chase around has definitely made his life easier. There doesn’t seem to be any harm in letting Chase take a part-time job at Velvet Ropes, especially after meeting privately with the owners. That is until a bomb explodes at the club, leaving Chase fighting for his life and forcing Trick to face his long hidden feelings.


Even if Chase survives, that bomb has done more than rock the foundation of the popular leather club. It’s blown Trick and Chase’s well-guarded secret out of hiding, putting their lifestyle and their lives at risk. Now there is only one thing Trick needs to do before the club gets them and that’s to get revenge on the person who dared to hurt his precious boy.

Authors Note: Tricking Chase is a direct spin-off of The Protector, which is book 3 in my Sizzling Miami series. Though I tried to provide enough details that it isn't necessary to have read that book, I cannot really call this a standalone. Tricking Chase contains an established D/s relationship, hot guys on motorcycles, an undercover DEA agent named Snake and a few visits from fan favorite Sizzling Miami characters.

Book Link: Amazon ~ Goodreads

Excerpt
The fact that Ty found Chase’s worry endearing was a glaring reminder that he was still thinking with his dick a year later. It was irrelevant that he warned Chase how dangerous staying with him would be. The boy had nowhere else to go and was riding high on hero worship and multiple orgasms. Not doing more to push Chase away was the only regret he had in life. Regretting it didn’t change anything he’d done after. In the end, nothing else mattered except seeing his collar around that slender neck and losing himself in Chase’s willing submission.

“Five minutes,” Ty agreed. Chase didn’t need further clarification. His boy scrambled up and Ty barely had time to brace before Chase was wrapped around him. Embracing didn’t come naturally to him, but then boldly asking for such an embrace didn’t come naturally to Chase. The boy found it comforting and maybe he enjoyed it, but he didn’t have to say so aloud. And maybe he didn’t look at the clock either, but then Chase’s OCD wouldn’t let him go too far over the requested time. And just maybe he would take the opportunity to nuzzle the collar he painstakingly crafted. Though he was used to welding bike frames, once they had reached their agreement, Ty knew exactly what kind of collar Chase would wear. One made from his own hands, with pieces of him carefully woven through. Every time he saw it resting around Chase's neck there was such a sense of rightness that it overrode all common sense. 




Author Bio
"Wearer of Many Hats" is a title that was given to Jessie by a former employer some twenty years ago. This dubious distinction, along with the job description "everything is her fault", came after she fixed an electrical problem during her interview that the office had been having for years. After that, if anything went wrong, her coworkers immediately declared it her fault so she'd have to fix it. This position of importance inspired the owner to convert a closet into an office, thereby providing her coworkers endless opportunities to refer to her as “the girl in the closet.”

Today she is still the “Wearer of Many Hats” and her family has readily jumped on the “everything is her fault” bandwagon. Most mornings start at 5am, where she stumbles into her home office (which is step or two up from a closet) to tackle her personal email, watch gay porn and satisfy her Trivia Crack addiction. By six, she’s caffeinated and ready to take on the world. Wearing her favorite red power nightgown, she expertly designs websites, provides SEO and social media services, freelances as a bookkeeper, cooks, cleans and writes.

Writing has been the elusive, life-long goal that seemed to be getting further away as the years went by. It took 30+ years to achieve, but she’s decided that timing is everything. The world wasn’t ready for m/m romance back then, and now that it is, the girl in the closet has finally found her writing home.

Jessie is a firm believer in marriage equality, love at first sight, power dynamics and happily ever after. She’s a lover of strong secondary characters and series filled with families, biological or chosen. All are themes you'll find throughout her books.

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Contest

Since Tricking Chase is a direct spin-off of The Protector, I’m including a rafflecopter to give away 2 copies of The Protector to 2 winners, and hopefully give new readers some time to catch up before the May 8th release. The Rafflecopter will run from April 13th – April 15th. 



Friday, April 10, 2015

Chloe Thurlow's KATIE IN LOVE Blog Tour & Giveaway !!



"Love is like the universe, not more mysterious than we understand, but more mysterious than we can understand."

The quote comes from my new novel Katie in Love - the first of my books to take on that scary, abstract, human madness we call LOVE.

Love is frightening because when you fall in love, you are afraid of falling out of love. Love makes you feel joyful and vulnerable. Food tastes better. You need to go to the bathroom all of the time. You can’t sleep. You laugh for no reason. You walk into doors. You start to give away your old clothes. Even your shoes.

That's what happens when Katie Boyd meets Tom Bridge. She's, well, a bit of slut, and he's an intense young doctor who runs an orphanage. But it bed they burn up the bedsheets and Katie starts to take a long look at who she is: she's twenty-eight. She's taken enough strangers home to share her bed and, when she looks back, she sees the past vanishing behind her as if into a sudden mist.

Katie in Love captures the spirit of the age – internet dating, wall-to-wall porn, a throwaway culture that includes busting up romances before they have even got started. It is a romance with all the twists and setbacks inherent to love. But also, as a mirror to the world and ourselves, any woman who reads the novel will see aspects of herself in Katie and will ask the same questions Katie asks as she is about to make a life-changing decision.
 
Book Description:
Katie Boyd has nothing in common with Tom Bridge, the volunteer doctor she meets at a party – except in bed she finds a passion to match her own. Tom is intense, puzzling, a man who cares about others and compels Katie to question her own life drifting through the hip clubs and London party scene.
When Tom returns to his post in a Sri Lanka orphanage, Katie isn’t sure if their passion was lit by its brevity, or if love, unexpected and not entirely wanted, has edged its way into her life. Should she go back to being who she always was? Or follow Tom into the unknown?
Katie in Love is a compelling erotic-romance that will grip readers as they follow Katie’s journey to an ending they may have expected – but not in the way they expected it.
Brilliantly written and coolly self-aware, Chloe Thurlow was described by KM Dylan on Amazon as “…the Ana├»s Nin of our times.” With Katie in Love  – her sixth novel – Thurlow reveals a writer at the height of her powers.

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About the Author:
Chloe Thurlow writes a sexy, subversive blog at www.chloethurlow.com and can be seen scribbling in green ink in her notebook in late night bars in Soho where she sips champagne and doesn't go home with strangers. Not any more. She is the author of the best-selling The Secret Life of Girls and 4 other novels.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

FURY OF OBSESSION by Coreene Callahan

Book Name: Fury of Obsession

Series: Dragonfury Series Book #5 


Author's Name: Coreene Callahan


Main Characters: Venom and Evelyn 


Release Date: February 24, 2015 


Reviewed by: Shonna


My Rating: 5



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BLURB: Dragon-warrior Venom lives in self-imposed isolation. Cursed by his toxic touch, he is deadly to anyone who has contact with him for too long. Set apart from others and hounded by intense loneliness, he craves the lasting connection he believes he cannot possess. Until a chance encounter with a sultry mortal offers a ray of hope…
Evelyn Foxe is the woman of Venom’s every desire, but she’s too busy running from the Russian mob to think about love. As she accepts Venom’s offer to help her escape her precarious situation, she’s skeptical, afraid that he’s in league with those sent to harm her. But when a biological weapon is unleashed in her hometown, Evelyn is forced to trust Venom—or risk the dangers of going it alone.
Will they survive the firestorm that rages around them? And can they pull from the ashes a love that will defy all the odds and last through the ages?


Review by Shonna:   In battle with the enemy, being toxic is a great advantage. When it comes to being able to hold, touch or love another, it is a lonely life. Knowing that a female can only handle your touch for a short amount of time before becoming sick or dying is a heavy burden to have. Venom fears he will never be able to find a mate. That special someone that he can wake up with in the morning, skin to skin, and not have to worry that she can not absorb his poison without harm. Shoulder length blond hair and ruby red eyes, Venom, a strong asset to the Nightfury (dragon shifter) Pack, steps up to the plate and faces his fears from the past in this installment to help stop a threat that Ivar has planted to get rid of the human race.
In a nose dive she can’t seem to get out of, Evelyn’s life is spinning out of control and she is about to hit rock bottom. Fired from her job, having sold almost everything she has, and now being followed and threatened because of a gambling debt handed to her by her now dead mother, Evelyn has been forced to make a decision. She has to get the money now, they won’t wait anymore. Selling the one thing she has left, herself, is the last option.
Defying orders, Venom slips away to seek a few minutes of relief from the loneliness. As soon as he walks into that hotel room, their lives change forever. The pieces of the puzzle begin to fall and their futures take a new direction neither saw coming.
Fury of Obsession is a powerful explosion of plots. This installment expands its already compelling story to include more intertwining stories with the main Nightfury Warriors and increase the volume of depth as a whole. New character’s lives, new twists, and new dangers are in store for the Nightfury Warrior’s future. So many heart pounding adventures are promised ahead. And how do I feel about this? Bring it on,...  I LOVE this series and can’t get enough. I hang on every word this author writes and enjoy her writing to the hilt. Coreene Callahan has a fantastic talent and never disappoints as her work just gets better and better.

A note to Coreene: Please write faster, I can't wait for #6

Chris Owen & Tory Temple's NEVER TOO EARLY: FINDING THEIR WAY Book Blast





Never Too Early: 
Finding Their Way  

By: Chris Owen and Tory Temple

Series: Never Too Early Book Two            
(Should not be read as a standalone)

Release Date: April 15, 2015 


Publisher: Torquere Press


Cover Artist: BSClay




Blurb:
When Jake Taggart fell from the roof of his barn, Tor had only one thought -- to reach out to Chance Shanahan and Tucker McBride for support. In this follow-up to Never Too Early: The Beginning, the first book in the Cowboy/Firefighter series, the two couples are reunited in their mutual concern for Jake. But how far will that concern go?
A strong friendship begins to explore the boundaries of something else; something all four men never looked for or expected. Emotions and attraction are difficult to deny, try as they might, but giving in has the potential to destroy everything both couples have worked so hard for. How will they handle something that none of them set out to find?  




Excerpt:
Jake reached out and touched the back of Chance's hand. "Thank you for coming all this way to be with me. Thank you for coming to sit next to me, and for helping Tor. Thank you for everything you and Tucker have done around here, but mostly thank you for being someone I can count on." Jake nodded firmly and looked up into Chance's face, studying his eyes. "Thanks for caring so much." 
Chance's gaze was steady and direct. "I didn't mean to," he said quietly. "I thought you were a good guy, that's all. I thought you were nice and funny and smart and easy to talk to. I didn't mean for there to be more than that." 

Jake nodded. "I know. We all know. But there is, and I'm okay with that. Thankful for it, really. And so is Tor. And Tucker sent me upstairs to talk to you, and said not to let you overthink it." He smiled, trying not to shake with nerves. "So sit down here next to me and stop thinking."



About the authors:

Chris Owen: I live and write in eastern Canada.  I went to a bunch of schools, learned a lot of things, and now make stuff up because not to do so is unthinkable. I'm fond of fountain pens, Levenger's Circa system, and Steampunk fashions. Lately I've been watching a lot of Discovery channel. I've seen every episode of CSI Las Vegas and New York, but I'm not terribly keen on CSI Miami. It might be due to weather envy. I have a crush on the whole cast of Criminal Minds, and fondness for wool. The two are not related. Hoarders keeps me honest. I'm inspired by the day to day minutia of life, and find beauty in the way words go together. I like texture and richness of experience. I'm not shy. I'm happy, I'm learning, I'm living.
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Tory Temple: Tory lives and works in southern California, where she spends a lot of time around firemen. She visits the beach frequently and wears flip flops even in the winter. Tory likes television, salted pistachios in the shell, and chenille socks. She dislikes cauliflower, not being able to find the right shoes in the morning, and not having enough free time. She shares her space with numerous pets, including but not limited to cats, dogs, and tortoises.  
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