Monthly Archives: July 2016

Cover Reveal: The Sexy One by Lauren Blakely

From the NYT Bestselling author of MISTER O, comes a sexy new standalone romance…THE SEXY ONE!

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Releasing October 17th, THE SEXY ONE will bring readers more of Simon, the hot single dad you met in MISTER O.

Check out this fantastic cover created by Helen Williams with photography by Perrywinkle Photography.

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Blurb

Let me count the ways why falling into forbidden love is not my wisest move…

1. She works with me every single day. Did I mention she’s gorgeous, sweet, kind and smart? 2. She works in my home. Playing with my five-year-old daughter. Teaching my little girl. Cooking for my princess. Which means…
3. She’s the nanny. And that makes her completely off-limits…But it doesn’t stop me from wanting her. All of her.

***

The other nannies in this city don’t call him the Sexy One for nothing. My boss, the amazingly wonderful single father to the girl I take care of every day is ridiculously hot, like movie star levels with those arms, and those eyes, and that body. Not to mention, the way he dotes on his little girl melts me all over. But what really makes my knees weak are the times when his gaze lingers on me. In secret. When no one else is around.


I can’t risk my job for a chance at something more…can I? But I don’t know how to resist him much longer either…

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The audiobook will release the same day as the eBook on October 17th and will be narrated by Sebastian York and Andi Arndt!

About the Author

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Since self-publishing her debut romance novel CAUGHT UP IN US three years ago, Lauren Blakely has sold more than 1 million books. She is known for her sexy contemporary romance style that’s full of heat, heart and humor. A devout fan of cake and canines, Lauren has plotted entire novels while walking her four-legged friends. She lives in California with her family. With ten New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than fifty times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire as well as standalone romantic comedies like BIG ROCK and MISTER O, which were both instant New York Times Bestsellers. In the fall she’ll release WELL HUNG, another romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter at laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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Review: Broken Prince by Erin Watt

theroyals2_v3-number1-fullsize300dpiIt’s here! Broken Prince is available for your swift perusal. Of course, it won’t be too swift because probably like me you are going to be pulled into the story and completely engrossed. Some questions are answered by author Erin Watt (a combination of Jen Frederick and my fave, Elle Kennedy) but the author opens up a whole new round of speculation too.

So…what happened to Ella? The story jumps into things very quickly and well, some of the things that bothered me about Reed in the previous book are tackled head-on which I appreciated. I don’t really want to give too much away (I’m trying anyway) because this is a book that is like a great piece of chocolate cake. It’s way too easy to devour swiftly but drawing out the pleasure is even more amazing.

The entire Royal crew is back. Easton is feeling especially unpredictable and clingy about Ella. Reed just wants things back to the way they were with her, and well the twins, they have started to come around to her presence a bit more. BUT the big question of course is, does Ella forgive Reed? How does she get back into the Royal fold? I can’t truly answer those questions for you but I can promise you, Erin Watt has set things in motion so that Ella gets her justice and the situation between Reed and Ella is rectified.

Broken Prince is not a story you can just jump into. I definitely recommend the first book in the series, Paper Princess, because it sets the stage for everything that happens in this story. This time though Erin Watt is able to dig a bit deeper into her characters. I still find myself drawn to Easton more than Reed but I definitely have warmed up to Reed now. His motivations are a bit clearer to me as a reader though they are not always great reasons for his actions.

Ella feels a lot more comfortable in the Royal world in this book. In particular, she is not afraid to stand up to Brooke. HBIC Jordan, or Steve’s wife, Dinah. Ella really grabs her Royal connection and does not let anyone steamroll her anymore. I really liked seeing her became even more of a bad ass. Unfortunately, I think Ella still has a tough rode in front of her but she’s acquiring a thicker skin and she is learning to put herself first, even above Reed when need be. She is a young woman coming into her own and that is very evident in this book.

I remain intrigued about many of the secondary characters. Easton the most perhaps because he has definitely taken on a starring role in the story for me. But I’m also intrigued by Reed and Easton’s teammate, Liam Hunter, and Ella’s good friend, Val. I confess to loving a great soap opera like story and Broken Prince has that in spades. I was a bit skeptical of the first book but now I am all in and cannot wait to find out what happens. Erin Watt did a great job of picking up small things from the first book and weaving them into this second book. What may have seemed resolved in book one will find new energy in this book, for good and bad.

Broken Prince is just terrific. Be warned, while it does end on a cliff hanger (like the first book), it is still well worth picking up now and treating yourself. I cannot wait to see what Erin Watt has in store in Twisted Palace, coming out in October!

ARC provided by publisher for review.

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Release Day Blitz: Bossman by Vi Keeland

BOSSMAN NOW AVAILABLE

Are you ready to meet Chase Parker in BOSSMAN?
A standalone Contemporary Romance novel by
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Vi Keeland

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Blurb

The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression. I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.

He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice. So I told him to mind his own damn business—his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business—and went back to my miserable date.

When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date. I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room. Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.

When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out. But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us—telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.

My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting. When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again. I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?

Then again… What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?

*****

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The author has previously provided Chapter 1 for a sneak peek!
Read it here: http://bit.ly/29GxNYZ

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About the Author:

Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is an attorney and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Best Selling author. Over the last three years, eleven of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and four on the New York Times Bestseller lists.

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Additional Books by Vi Keeland

Standalone novels

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Stuck-Up Suit (co-written with Penelope Ward)

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Cocky Bastard (co-written with Penelope Ward)

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Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

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First Thing I See

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Other books from Vi Keeland

Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)

Beat

http://www.amazon.com/BeatViKeelandebook/dp/B00ZOMUV12/
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Throb

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http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/throbvikeeland/1121112695
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https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/throb/id948747986

MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)

Worth the Fight

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Worth the Chance

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Worth Forgiving

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http://store.kobobooks.com/enUS/ebook/worthforgiving
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The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You

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Made for You

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Cover Reveal: Undecided by Julianna Keyes



I am really excited to be participating in the cover reveal for Julianna Keyes’ New Adult book, Undecided, which I reviewed this year. I must admit, I LIKED the previous cover. BUT I can understand why the author felt the need to rebrand it since it seemed to not be getting the best feedback from potential readers. Rest assured though, this book is fabulous! One of my favorite New Adult books this year. I quite like the new cover. It’s playful and fun, a cover more reflective of Nora and Crosbie’s relationship. I hope you’ll give this book a try, especially because it’s currently priced at a mere $2.99!!!

Undecided
Julianna Keyes
Publication date: April 4th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Nora Kincaid has one goal for her second year of college: be invisible. Last year’s all-party-no-study strategy resulted in three failed classes and two criminal charges, and if she messes up again she’ll lose her scholarship. But there’s one problem with her plan for invisibility, and his name is Crosbie Lucas: infamous party king, general hellraiser…and her new roommate’s best friend.

Crosbie’s reckless reputation and well-known sexcapades aren’t part of Nora’s studious new strategy, but as she’s quickly learning, her new plan is also really boring. When Crosbie’s unexpected gestures of friendship pull her head out of her books long enough to see past his cocky veneer, she’s surprised to find a flawed and funny guy beneath it all. The muscles don’t hurt, either.

But as Nora starts to fall for Crosbie, the weight of one of last year’s bad decisions grows even heavier. Because three failing grades and two misdemeanors are nothing compared to the one big secret she’s hiding…

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Author Bio:

Julianna Keyes is a Canadian writer who has lived on both coasts and several places in between. She’s been skydiving, bungee jumping and white water rafting, but nothing thrills – or terrifies – her as much as the blank page. She loves Chinese food, foreign languages, baseball and television, not necessarily in that order, and will go to her grave swearing that “ain’t” is not a word. She has volunteered in Zambia, taught English in China, and dreams of seeing pink dolphins in the Amazon. It’ll happen.

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Excerpt reveal: Bossman by Vi Keeland

This is an exclusive sneak peek of: 

(A standalone novel)
Release date July 18th

A Contemporary Romance novel

Check out an excerpt from chapter 1!

We hope you enjoyed this extended preview!

The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression.

I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.

He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.

So I told him to mind his own damn business—his own tall, gorgeous, full­of­himself damn business—and went back to my miserable date.

When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.

I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room. Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.

When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.

But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us—telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.

My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.

When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again.

I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?

Then again…

What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?

Available for Pre­order on iBooks, Nook and Kobo now!

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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is an attorney and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Best Selling author. Over the last three years, eleven of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and four on the New York Times Bestseller lists.

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Additional Books by Vi Keeland

Standalone novels

The Baller

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Stuck­Up Suit (co­written with Penelope Ward)

Amazon: http:// http://amzn.to/1VK66ll

iBooks: http://apple.co/1Qbwy57

B&N: http:// bit.ly/1UC8wDC

Kobo: http:// bit.ly/1RJdUif

Cocky Bastard (co­written with Penelope Ward)

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Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel) http://www.amazon.com/Left­Behind­Vi­Keeland­ebook/dp/B00OJM92LI/

First Thing I See

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Release Day Blitz: Once Upon a Moonlit Night by Elizabeth Hoyt

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I am really excited to be participating in the release day blitz for Elizabeth Hoyt’s Once Upon a Moonlit Night. There’s nothing quite like an Elizabeth Hoyt romance and even in novella form, I become hooked on her characters. Hippolyta is rather uncommon, despite her aristocratic upbringing. Perhaps so uncommon that she is thought to be a mere actress (or even worse!) when rescued by Matthew. He scoffs at her backstory but cannot help noticing her regal bearing and well, her rather smart mouth. She is not afraid of the not-so-gentle set down.

Matthew is a rather new member of the aristocracy. He was much happier studying the world and putting things down on his maps. He never expects to meet someone like Hippolyta (as we know, this is a common feature of all romance novels!). There was instant chemistry though. Even in her bedraggled state, Hippolyta radiates charm and control. She may have a wild tale of mayhem to share, but she is no liar as Matthew discovers.

It is rather important that you have read or at least know what happened in Duke of Sin, Hoyt’s latest full-length story because it does provide critical backstory as to why Hippolyta is in her current predicament. Hoyt does set it up nicely but it’s more fun to know how she escapes Val’s clutches. I will be honest and say I could have used MORE of everything in this book but that’s only because Elizabeth Hoyt is a masterful storyteller and I just really wanted more scenes, more dialog, and more admiring looks from these two. Novellas are a great taste of what an author has to offer and Elizabeth Hoyt succeeds in Once Upon a Moonlit Night. It is definitely worth purchasing Duke of Sin (especially) but I can highly recommend all her stories. I’m hoping to catches scenes featuring Matthew and Hippolyta in Hoyt’s upcoming stories.

Interested in purchasing your own copy? Check out the links below!

ARC provided for review by publisher.

ONCE UPON A MOONLIT NIGHT by Elizabeth Hoyt (July 5, 2016; Forever Yours Ebook; A Maiden Lane Series Novella)

From New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt comes a delightful Maiden Lane novella that begins once upon a moonlit night—and ends wickedly, wonderfully ever after . . .

Hippolyta Royle is running for her life. Pursued by hounds on a cold rainy night, the heiress flags down a passing carriage and throws herself at the mercy of the coach’s Hoyt_OnceUponaMoonlitNight_Ebookoccupant. Whoever this handsome traveler may be, he is her only hope to escape a terrible fate. But should he agree to escort her to safety, he’s in for much more than he bargained for . . .

At first Matthew Mortimer doesn’t believe Hippolyta’s story, that she’s a fabulously wealthy heiress who’s been kidnapped. He assumes she’s a beggar, an actress, or worse. But once his new travel companion washes the mud from her surprisingly lovely face, and they share a breathtaking kiss, there is no turning back . . .

 

 

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HoytElizabeth (1)Elizabeth Hoyt is the New York Times bestselling author of over seventeen lush historical romances including the Maiden Lane series.Publishers Weekly has called her writing “mesmerizing.” She also pens deliciously fun contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with three untrained dogs, a garden in constant need of weeding, and the long-suffering Mr. Hoyt.

 

 

 

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