Monthly Archives: January 2017

Release Day Blitz: The Failing Hours by Sara Ney

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Are you ready to meet Zeke? Sara Ney’s HOW TO DATE A DOUCHEBAG: THE FAILING HOURS is available now, and trust us – you do not want to miss this one!

thefailinghoursAbout THE FAILING HOURS

Zeke Daniels isn’t just a douchebag; he’s an asshole.

A total and complete jerk, Zeke keeps people at a distance. He has no interest in relationships–most assholes don’t.

Dating? Being part of a couple? Nope. Not for him.

He’s never given any thought to what he wants in a girlfriend, because he’s never had any intention of having one.Shit, he barely has a relationship with his family, and they’re related; his own friends don’t even like him.

So why does he keep thinking about Violet DeLuca?

Sweet, quiet Violet–his opposite in every sense of the word. The light to his dark, even her damn name sounds like rays of sunshine and happiness and shit.

And that pisses him off, too.

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About Sara Ney

Purveyor of all things witty & romantic, I love: iced latte’s, traveling, and bright, bold colors. On any given day, you can find me in my office, lovingly gazing at my bookshelf or shuffling my Bic felt-tip pen collection. I love hand writing letters, and sarcasm.

I live in the midwest, but “Will Write for Travel,” and believe everyone should follow their dreams, no matter how big or small. My favorite authors include Cindy Miles, S Walden, Suzanne Enoch – and am a glutton for Historical, RomCom, Sports and MC romance.

One husband. Two daughters. Plenty of chaos.

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Review: Heartbreaker by Stacey Kennedy

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I am excited today to be part of the release blast for Stacey Kennedy’s Heartbreaker. I love a good law enforcement romance and this features two people involved in law enforcement.

After her boyfriend breaks up with her, Joss is feeling lost and bereft. But she is also ready to try something new, to forget her ex-boyfriend. That’s when she meets Maddox and soon they are going at in the club’s bathroom. But it’s just one moment, just one small moment and it will never be repeated because Maddox does not do repeats.

One year later, Joss and Maddox are brought together again. And the sexual tension between them is hotter than ever. But now Maddox is Joss’s superior at the police station. She is his subordinate and there is no way they can be together, if even for just a fling. Maddox and Joss crave each other however and it isn’t long before the tension between them is leading to sexual release.

The tagline for Heartbreaker is “filthy dirty love” and this book definitely holds true to that. Talk about sexy! Maddox knows just how to make Joss feel alive. And Maddox is a master in the bedroom. While I wouldn’t qualify this book as a BDSM story, there are very strong hints of it in the way Maddox takes care of Joss during their sexual encounters. It is not love at first but as the story continues these two get a lot closer. It is difficult though because they are both hiding parts of themselves from each other.

Stacey Kennedy does a good job of working in the conflicts these two face on a professional level even if it tended to end a little easier on that storyline than I expected. Mostly, I just really enjoyed watching these two fall for each other. It was not easy on either of them because they had convinced themselves that there was no way the could be in love but of course, any romance reader knows that love is exactly what these two need in their lives.

If you’re in the mood for a really sexy and dirty (in a very romantic way!) story, I recommend Heartbreaker. I am excited to see what the second story in the series will be about. Joss and Maddox are going to break your heart just the tiniest bit but it’s worth it!

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Heartbreaker
Filthy Dirty Love #1
By: Stacey Kennedy
Releasing January 31, 2017
Self-Published

Handcuffs aren’t just part of their job in this sizzling new standalone novel by USA Today bestselling author, Stacey Kennedy.
Veteran cop, Maddox Hunt, is all about the job. Sure, there are women—lots of women, truth be told—but there’s no one special. Until a one-night stand from his past, rookie Joss O’Neil is assigned to his division. Suddenly, all he can think about is her. The scent of her. The taste of her.

Fresh out of field training, Joss has thrown herself into her job, determined to kick-start her career. And while police work has its thrills, her gorgeous new boss is what really gets her pulse pounding. Too bad he’s nothing but a distraction. Especially since he’s as devastatingly handsome as she remembers, and his sexy smile arrests her heart.
Now that Joss is back in Maddox’s life, he has a plan: satisfy her fantasies and fulfill his every dark desire. Nothing is off limits. Her pleasure is the endgame . . . but even the best-laid plans have a way of falling apart. Despite his best attempts to keep his distance and have things remain only about the pleasure, Maddox soon finds himself breaking the only law he’s set for himself. Don’t fall in love.

STACEY KENNEDY is the USA Today bestselling author of the Dirty Little Secrets and Club Sin series. She writes deeply emotional romances about powerful men and the wild women who tame them. When she’s not writing sensual stories, she spends her time in southwestern Ontario with her real life hero, her husband, their two young children, and her other babies: a mini labradoodle named Jax and a chocolate labrador named Murphy. Stacey is a proud chocolate, television show, Urban Barn, and wine addict. She likes her heroes in her books like she likes her coffee . . . strong and hot!
 

Review: Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

gb-bn-koboGuys. GUYS. GUYS! Good Boy is almost here! It releases January 31 and well, you are in for a treat because this book is fabulous from start to finish.

You may remember the charismatic Blake Riley from Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen’s previous books together, Him and Us. Blake was introduced in Us and quickly became a breakout star. With good reason! He has a roguish charm that is hard to resist. And that charm shines through in Good Boy.

When the story opens, Blake is looking forward to hooking up with Jess Canning again. He is sure she can’t resist him and well, it’s a wedding, a traditionally romantic event for women. Except for Jess, the wedding of her brother is stress city. She is organizing the event and wants it to be perfect because when it’s over, she has to tell her family that yet again, she is not going to stick with a career that she was sure was for her. She is embarrassed because her family sees her as a bit flighty. So, Jess is determined to have this event go well. And it does. But yet again, in her eyes, Jess is seen as the family failure. But Jess has a new plan. She wants to be a nurse and she will make this work. That means moving to Canada, where the cost of nursing school is a bit less than the schools in California. Moving to Canada also means being put in constant contact with Blake.

I don’t want to really give anything else away because this book is pure joy to read. I will say, both Blake and Jess have relationship issues that makes acknowledging their growing feelings difficult. But in between those moments, this romance is wonderful. Blake is more than happy to give chase to Jess. He wants her back in his bed. He does not expect to fall in love with her though, at all.

Blake is a charmer. He is a bit of a rascal. He is utterly delicious. Just about every sentence out of his mouth made me laugh. I love his enthusiasm for life. Not a lot gets him down and in general he is a very positive person. I really loved seeing him falling in love because once it hits, it hit him big time and he was just fully committed to making this new relationship work.

I must admit, when I finished this book I felt like a pile of romantic mush. While I love both Him and Us, I feel like Bowen and Kennedy were truly in sync together when writing this book. The story flows really well and at no point was I ever really aware that there were two writers for this book. I don’t know how they did it but their writing talents have grown in leaps and bounds in this new series. I can only imagine how difficult it is to write a book with another person so I must say, hats off to you Ms. Bowen and Ms. Kennedy. Job well done!

I absolutely love this story. Plain and simple. Jess is a strong, fabulous woman who has found her calling in nursing. Her hard work and joy in this profession is evident as the story continues. I loved seeing her mature as a professional woman. And I really liked her roommate and must admit, was hoping she would get a book of her own. Hard to say if it will happen but I will hold out hope.

Anyway, there is SO MUCH good in this book. Good Boy is the kind of heart-swelling, tear-inducing, laughter happy story that romance readers crave. Don’t miss out on this book!

ARC provided by publisher for review.

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And in June… return to the W.A.G.S. world in Stay!

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Release day for Any Time, Any Place by Jennifer Probst

 

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Today we are sharing the release of ANY TIME, ANY PLACE by Jennifer Probst. This is the second title in the Billionaire Builders series. You won’t want to miss this incredible book, and check out the links below for other titles available now from the series.

 

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ANY TIME, ANY PLACE by Jennifer Probst

Billionaire Builders, #2

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HGTV’s Property Brothers meets The Marriage Bargain in this second volume in the Billionaire Builders series, an all-new heart-wrenching and sexy contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.

When she was a teen, Raven Bella Stratton’s father was killed in a horrible car crash. The bigger shock was the discovery of a woman with him—Diana Pierce—and their two fully packed suitcases with airline tickets to Paris. Devastated by her father’s betrayal, Raven went to live with her aunt, never truly overcoming the traumatic event. When she discovers that the mysterious woman had a family with a husband and three boys, Raven vows to leave the memory of her father behind.

Until Dalton Pierce visits one night and suddenly her past challenges her future…

Leaving his life in California behind to run Pierce Construction with his two older brothers, Dalton Pierce has enjoyed returning home and studying his passion of woodworking. But when he visits the local bar with his brothers one evening, he’s immediately drawn to the smart-mouthed, badass, sexy bartender who sets his body on fire. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem as intrigued by him, and his multiple advances are met with rejection. When he offers to restore the bar back to its original glory, he begins to work with her on a daily basis, and falls harder. His plan of seduction slowly weaves a web around them both, until they are caught up in the spell. But Dalton doesn’t know the secret that can either destroy them both…or finally mend two broken hearts.

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Jennifer Probst – Bio:
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.

She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at http://www.jenniferprobst.com.

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Review: Wrecking Ball by P. Dangelico

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I’m excited to be taking part in the release day launch for Wrecking Ball by P. Dangelico. What interested me about this book is that it features one of my favorite tropes, that of the live-in nanny who ends up being the object of affection for the hero, who is sharing the house with her for some reason or another. It’s a well-used trope in the romance genre but I love it every single time. P. Dangelico does a good job of making her take on this trope interesting.

Camilla “Cam” DeSantis’ life has gone down the tubes. Her husband, now deceased, was involved inWrecking Ball by P. Dangelico several Ponzi schemes. Unfortunately, the blame has fallen equally on Cam’s head, even though she had no idea what was going on. She loved her husband and though he seemed to enjoy the “good life” sometimes, she had no idea what he was doing to people. Now, he is dead. Her house and car has been repossessed and she is basically seen as a villain everywhere she goes. She’s back home living with her parents and is desperate need of a job. Her background in education makes her perfect for the live-in nanny/teacher role that Calvin Shaw needs when it comes to his young nephew.

Unfortunately, Calvin Shaw has notoriety written all over him as he is a famous football player for the New York Titans. When she overhears him making a very callous remark about her, Cam initially turns down the job. But soon enough she knows she needs the money. It will help pay back her parents who helped bail her out.

Cam and Calvin don’t particularly get along. He is callous and rather rude. Cam loves helping Calvin’s nephew, Sam, though. He is a little boy who needs her friendship and help and she feels like finally she has a purpose again. But, as one would expect in a romance novel, soon feelings are growing between Cam and Calvin.

I mostly liked Wrecking Ball. I really enjoyed the relationship between Sam and Cam. I also did enjoy the banter between Cam and Calvin as he started opening up to her. I think my biggest dissatisfaction is that I wish I would have been able to see into Calvin’s head a bit more. He is a definite hard nut to crack. And I was infuriated when Calvin called Cam a cow. Just infuriated. If I hadn’t been reading on my phone I would have thrown it across the room.

BUT… I will say Calvin does man up in a big way. By the end of the story, I was a lot more in his corner and supportive of him as a character. He is not perfect so if you’re looking for Prince Charming, Calvin may not be the hero for you. He’s kind of dark at times but when it’s all said and done, I did make connections with him as a reader.

I really liked Cam. She said what was on her mind, damn the consequences. She has already been through her own version of hell and she realizes she has nothing to lose at this point. Cam is blunt, she is open, and she is not going to hold back anymore. I liked that about her a lot. She really became a take no prisoners kind of woman. There is one small thing that bothered me throughout the course of the book. She referred to herself as a trany at one point which I find to be a slur. And while I’m sure the author didn’t intend that, I just find myself sensitive to language like that.

Overall though, I really did fly through this book while reading it. Calvin and Cam and Sam make up a sweet family as the story changes and grows. I really came to appreciate how these two fell for each other. It wasn’t easy by any means. But if you like the nanny/live-in help falls for the hero trope, well you may just thoroughly enjoy this book like me.

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Wrecking Ball:

Cam DeSantis’ life is a hot, steaming pile. How else would you describe losing your husband, your job, and your money all at once? Desperate times call for desperate measures, so when salvation comes in the form of one intolerable a-hole, who just happens to be the starting quarterback for the vaunted NY Titans, she has no choice but to accept his offer as a live-in nanny slash teacher for his eight year old nephew. Now all she has to do is find a safe place in her mind to hide whenever she feels the need to throat punch him into tomorrow…which is often.

Calvin Shaw has zero interest in women. Wait, wait––let me rephrase that. He loves women, he just doesn’t want anything to do with ‘um. Not since his wife, presently ex-wife, got knocked up by the guy she was cheating on him with. Problem is––there’s one living in his house. And he doesn’t know what’s worse, that he promised to be civil, or that he’s attracted to her.

About the author:

P. Dangelico loves romance in all forms, shapes, and sizes, cuddly creatures (four legged and two), brick oven pizza, the NY Jets (although she may rethink that after this season), and to while away the day at the barn. What she’s not enamored with is referring to herself in the third person and social media.

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After years of trying to hit it big with his band, Adam Rees’ dream is finally about to come true. A new lead singer brings with him a hot tour invite, but with a catch—his sister has to come with them. Despite an off-limits edict, Adam is instantly attracted the smart and
beautiful Landry. But if he wants to claim his woman, it might be at the expense of all his ambitions.

Landry Olsen has had success at every stage of her life, except when it comes to men. She’s put her heart on the shelf, but one look at Adam and she’s a goner. The hot rocker heats her from the inside out, and she wants him as much as he wants her. The only thing standing in their way of their happiness is Landry’s brother—she ruined his musical hopes before, and she won’t do it again. Even if it means saying no to the one guy who makes her believe in love again.

There’s no fruit more tempting than the forbidden kind…

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Release Day Blitz: Egomaniac by Vi Keeland

 

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00072]The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office.
I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.
He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.

Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant.
Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all.

Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office. He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated.
Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent.
I was swindled out of ten grand.

The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place.
I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients. But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind.
I never expected my body to react every time we argued. Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.

The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships. And my job was to help people save their marriages.
The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing.
And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twelve languages.  She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

 

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