Wednesday, April 30, 2014

REVIEW: Playing for Keeps by Kelsie Belle



Playing for Keeps
Author: Kelsie Belle
Release: March 13th 2014
Published by: Siren Publishing Inc

SYNOPSIS
Left broken and bleeding, night club owner and accountant
Cassidy Samson did her best to pick up the pieces of her broken self and move on with her life. She vowed never to let anyone get close to her heart again…until the potent force of a pair of green eyes threatens to bring her to her knees.

Hired as the new guitarist in the band at the Escape Lounge,
Cameron Chase is intrigued and aroused by Cassidy’s tough-as-nails attitude and sets out to barrel through the formidable wall she has constructed around her heart, to get to the real woman behind the façade. He agrees to play by her rules in a reckless game of lust in hopes of finding love.
But will Cam be able to chase away the demons of Cassidy’s past that threaten to consume her? Will his love be strong enough to make her whole again?


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 “Tell me what you want,” he rasped against my ear. I bit down on my lip. “Tell me, tiger. Tell me how you want it.” He continued to tease me with his shaft along my slick entrance. I fell apart.

“Oh. My. God. Cam, please! Oh God!” I was beyond words. My hips strained up to try and reach him but he held me at bay.

“Say it, Cassidy…I want to hear you say it,” he said roughly, rubbing the head of his engorged member against my clit.

I whimpered again in sheer frustration. “Shit! Fuck me, Cam! Please…just fuck me.”

Without hesitation Cameron drove his stiff rod into my aching hole. I cried out at the sensation of him filling me, stretching me. His thick, swollen shaft impaled me completely. He reached under my knees to bring my legs up, pressing me open even further. He pulled back then thrust into me again, burying his dick to the hilt. My body tightened in response and he repeated the torturous action.

REVIEW

I love a good erotic read but I found that Cassidy’s and Cam’s story was so much more than just hot sex.  Each character has a past that is not so pleasant and has affected each of them deeply.  They are who they are today because of their pasts. Even it one of them is broken, hiding and just trying to survive life.  

Cassidy is one hardass chick with a lot going on in her life.  A business owner, men in and out of the bedroom and what I would think to be a drinking problem.  She is doing her damnedest to hide and bury her past in more than one way.  But then comes along Mr. HOT, SEXY guitar player Cam.  Whew, now here is a man that can melt you in your panties and sweep you off your feet with his kind and loving heart.

Although I knew their love for each other would be a fight and hard bumpy road I was willing to hang on for the ride and boy am I happy I did.  These two were amazingly real.  Not just as characters but with each other.  That in your face tell it how it is will stun you.  GOD I LOVED IT!!!

This may be my first read from Kelsie Belle, but it will not be my last.  I can’t wait to read more from her.  Maybe something on the secondary characters in Playing for Keeps.  


AUTHOR
Kelsie Belle wears many hats – wife, mother and teacher are just a few. But the erotic romance writer hat is by far her favorite. She has been a storyteller for as long as she can remember, many characters live inside her overactive mind and a thousand stories come to life in her head every day. She’s been writing down her sweet romances ever since she was a teenager but in her early twenties, Ms. Belle became interested in erotic romance novels and her own stories took a turn for the sensual since then.

Kelsie is wildly gregarious by nature. She considers herself ‘forever 21’ and enjoys reading contemporary romance, Science fiction and fantasy, listening to music and dancing like there’s no tomorrow. A caffeine addict that lives life from one coffee mug to the next, she’s always on the go, ready and waiting for the next adventure.

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BLOG TOUR: Finding My Way by Heidi McLaughlin *GIVEAWAY*





Finding My Way by Heidi McLaughlin

Coming April 2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance
The Beaumont Series, #4


SYNOPSIS
Liam Westbury has the world at his feet. He’s the quintessential golden boy. He’s the superstar quarterback for Beaumont High. His girl, Josie, is head cheerleader. He has his choice of colleges just waiting for him.  Except he’s suffocating from all the pressure he’s under and no one understands.
Liam Page is the heartthrob he never wanted to be. He’s successful, smart and in demand by record companies and his adoring fans. Music is his passion, his love, but something’s missing. His nights are lonely and he longs for the girl he left behind. Seeing her in every face in the crowd haunts him with the knowledge that she hates him. Going home has never been an option until now.

Be there when Liam Westbury becomes Liam Page and follow the highs and lows of the Quarterback turned Rockstar as he finds a way back to Beaumont in this prequel to Forever My Girl.



FINDING MY WAY EXCERPT

I shrug and feel this could’ve been handled a month or so ago when we were told we’d be performing. “It’s not just my band; I think a name should encompass both of us.”
Sam throws her hands up in the air before picking up her cup of coffee. “Pick something. I don’t care, but just make it good,” she says before raising the paper cup to her red painted lips. There’s never a chance of mistaking what cups are hers around here, anything that has lip paint on them, regardless of the color, belong to her. My grandma says she must go through a tube of lipstick a week.
“What about 4225 West?” I blurt out.
“I like it,” Harrison says as he hits his drums.
“What does it even mean?”
“Um…” I run my hand through my hair. “The date and time we’re playing?”
“Are you asking me, Liam?” Sam says, incredulously.
“N-no,” I stammer. “I think that should be our name.”
“What’s the West part?”
My last name so she can find me, I want to say, but don’t.





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PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES
FOREVER MY GIRL (The Beaumont Series #1)
MY EVERYTHING  (The Beaumont Series, #1.5)
MY UNEXPECTED FOREVER (The Beaumont Series, #2) 
FINDING MY FOREVER  (The Beaumont Series, #3) 


AUTHOR

Heidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.
During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Familiar Ground by Michelle Lynn




 RELEASE DATE: MAY 19, 2014

SYNOPSIS:

ad·dic·tion noun \ə-ˈdik-shən, a-\
: a strong and harmful need to regularly have something or do something
: an unusually great interest in something or a need to do or have something


Leah and Adam have never met.
However, they live parallel lives.
Lives plagued by addiction.

When a tragic, but common demon, surfaces between their siblings, Leah and Adam’s worlds collide, never to be the same again.

Adam loses his sister forever.
Leah’s brother returns.
Both gain a niece, neither knew existed.

Now they face an obstacle to raise a niece together while Leah’s brother struggles to free himself from the grip of drug addiction as Adam’s family grieves for the sister and daughter they lost.

A commonality is discovered.
Deep wounds begin to heal.
Lines blur as their lives entwine.









MICHELLE LYNN BIO:

Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.  She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write.   With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. 

When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends.  But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.






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COVER REVEAL: Hook Me by Chelle Bliss *GIVEAWAY*

Title: Hook Me (Men of Inked, #2)
Author: Chelle Bliss
Genre: Erotic, Contemporary Romance
Expected Release Date: June 1, 2014
Cover Designed by: Melissa Gill of MG Book Covers & Designs
Synopsis

Michael Gallo found his calling in life – he wants to kick ass. He works at Inked as a piercer, but spends his mornings training and dreaming of winning an UFC championship. Michael is the road to achieving his goal when a chance encounter alters his world forever. The title is no longer enough – he must capture the woman of his dreams.

Dr. Mia Greco is dedicated to saving lives and helping those less fortunate. She doesn’t have time to meet Mr. Right with her busy schedule. She buries herself in her work and helping humanity. Fate steps in and sweeps the carpet out from under her. She tries to deny the pull to him, a man that uses his fists for gain, but the universe won’t let her walk away so easy and Michael isn’t one to take no for an answer.

His past is filled with darkness and a secret that may rip them apart. There are forces bigger than them at work; drawing them in and making their worlds collide – not letting either one of them walk away.
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Synopsis

Suzy’s a control freak and has her life mapped out - work hard, find a man with a stable job, and live happily ever after. She’s content with the status quo, but her plan comes to a screeching halt when he enters her life and turns it upside down.

City gave up on love when his heart was crushed in college, preferring to be the typical bachelor. He spends his nights hopping from one bed to another and his days working at his family tattoo shop, Inked. A chance encounter on a dark road makes him question what he had sworn off forever – a relationship. 

A night of passion and lust causes them to question everything. Is City the knight in shining armor to the damsel in distress? Can their relationship survive when a fantasy falls apart and a secret comes out that changes everything?
*About Chelle*

Chelle is an avid reader; consuming contemporary romance, dark reads, young adult, and all things erotica. She wants to create a book filled with characters that readers could relate to with real world problems and matching wallets.

Chelle loves to travel and her favorite cities are New Orleans and Paris. She currently lives in Florida with her amazing boyfriend. He’s showed her the love and passion that she has poured onto the page.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Finding Spencer by Kimberly Knight *GIVEAWAY*



Finding Spencer (B&S 1.5)
Release Date: April 28, 2014
Cover Model: Dave Santa Lucia
Cover Model: Rachael Baltes
Lingerie Provided By: Queen of Diamonds Clothing CO
Photographer: E. Marie Photography

Synopsis
With a crazy ex-girlfriend who won’t leave him alone, Brandon Montgomery is determined to move on to the brunette hottie who caught his eye at the gym he owns. Things start out slowly with Brandon and Spencer, since neither one can find the courage to speak to one another until they both happen to be in Vegas for a weekend.

It’s not true. Things don’t always stay in Vegas, and lucky for Brandon, the girl he wants to be with lives in his town. Now if his crazy ex-girlfriend, Christy, would leave him alone, Brandon could move on to where he needs to be.

Brandon and Spencer’s story is already written. You know Spencer’s side of it. Now find out what Brandon was really thinking from the moment Spencer walked into Club 24.



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About the Author

Kimberly Knight has just moved from the Bay Area in California to the mountains near a lake with her loving husband and spoiled cat, Precious. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her favorite reality TV shows, playing co-ed slow pitch softball in a few local leagues,rooting for her SF Giants and San Jose Sharks and playing computer games like World of Warcraft with Audrey Harte and online poker. Now that she is near a lake, she plans on working on her tan and doing more outdoor stuff like...watching hot guys ski. However, the bulk of her time is dedicated to writing and reading Romance and Erotic fiction.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cover Re-reveal: Kimberly Knight's the B&S Series

B&S #1
Synopsis
Spencer Marshall was done moping. After catching her boyfriend cheating with his secretary, she decides to have a girl's weekend in Vegas with her best friend, Ryan. Lady Luck must be looking out for Spencer, because the hottie that has caught her eye at her new gym is on the same flight to Vegas.
Spencer is old-fashioned in the sense that she feels the guy should make the first move, but this hottie hasn’t approached her…until they have one hot dance in Vegas that leaves her questioning his motives.
Will her hottie finally speak to her, or will he continue playing a game of flirtation that may lead to nowhere? And will situations from their past keep them from taking the next step?

Despite what people say, not everything stays in Vegas, especially when you work out every day at the same time and at the same gym.

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B&S #2
Synopsis
From the moment she first saw him running on the treadmill next to her, Spencer Marshall fell head over heels in love with Brandon Montgomery. After Spencer has a near-death
experience she would rather forget, they do their best to move on with their lives, leaving their past behind them.
Thankful for a fresh start and eager to move on with her life, Spencer focuses on helping her best friend, Ryan Kennedy, plan her wedding. Everything seems to be going as planned when someone from Brandon’s past reappears.
Can Spencer and Brandon survive the coming days as they struggle to deal with ghosts from the past?

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B&S #3
Synopsis
After walking in on her cheating boyfriend, fate led Spencer Marshall to the love of her life, Brandon Montgomery. Now she has a wedding to plan.
With hope that the demons from their pasts will finally leave them alone, Brandon and Spencer look forward to growing old together.
Just as things are finally looking up, an  unexpected houseguest arrives and stays much
longer than expected. Will their love be strong enough to overcome the bad influences of their new roommate and the emotional aftermath of dealing with the trial? And when an unforeseen tragedy strikes, can Spencer finally have the happy ending
she deserves?

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                  About the Author
Kimberly Knight has just moved from the Bay Area in California to the mountains near a lake with her loving husband and spoiled cat, Precious. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her favorite reality TV shows, playing co-ed slow pitch softball in a few local leagues,rooting for her SF Giants and San Jose Sharks and playing computer games like World of Warcraft with Audrey Harte and online poker. Now that she is near a lake, she plans on working on her tan and doing more outdoor stuff like...watching hot guys ski. However, the bulk of her time is dedicated to writing and reading Romance and Erotic fiction.


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BLOG TOUR: Songbird Caged by Lisa Edward *10 Star Read* *GIVEAWAY*


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Tara has made a promise.

A promise to wait six months for Riley to come home from his tour of duty, so they can be together.

But as secrets and lies are uncovered, it leads Tara to question their commitment, and she is finding it difficult to keep that promise.
 
The distance between them is growing, and only one person can fill the void, Tara’s best friend Cole.

As Cole tries to support Tara, he is struggling with demons of his own, that threaten to tear him away from the life he has built for himself. 

After devastating news is received, who will be there to pick up the pieces?

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Because I can’t rate 10 stars anyplace else but here, I am giving this one 10 stars!!!  I Looooovvvvveeeed Songbird Caged!!!!


I feel like I was given a huge gooey chocolate cake.  Deliciously sinful and oh so good.  I knew just two chapters in that I had found a real treasure in the reading world.  Songbird Caged isn't just a book that holds your interest it’s a book that demands your attention.  I couldn’t stop turning the pages if I wanted to and believe me I DID NOT want to stop. Tara’s emotional rollercoaster of a life was one I was more than willing to continue on.  


So lets get down to it:
Tara is such a strong willed, kind hearted and incredibly loyal character.  Her relationship and situation in life really had me thinking if I could do the same as her and hold on or give in to temptation.  The entire story had me right there alongside her with my mind and heart in overdrive.  I kept yelling “go for it kiss him” but then she did the honorable thing.  This of course made me want to strangle her and hug her at the same time.  I was so torn between Cole and Riley that I couldn’t even make up my mind.  I wanted to hate one of them or maybe like one a little less then the other but I couldn’t and it just made the book that much more of an emotional read for me.  Then author Lisa Edward made me cry and cry and cry some more.  WOW!!!  My poor heart and brain just could not get it together.  


I love when a book can really mess me up like this.  It not only means that I have connected with the characters of the book on a deep emotional level but that the author really put her heart and soul into her work to make it perfect.  And to me this book is perfection.  Yummy perfection!!!

So needless to say, this book left me with more than one sleepless night.  I am still thinking about that ending."Oh the ending"!!!!  I just knew this wasn't the end for these three and I can’t wait to see what is next for Tara, Riley an Cole.  

So author Lisa Edward are you ready for a new stalking reader??? I kind of need book 3 like RIGHT NOW!!!






“I’d like to take you out.”
I looked at Cole, slightly amused. “We go out all the time.”
“No, we go to your place, we come here. We go to the gym, for a run on the beach, or we go to Songbirds. We don’t go out.”
We were sitting on Cole’s couch in his apartment, looking at light fittings for Reds on the Internet.
He was wringing his hands. “Would you like to go out with me?” he asked.
I frowned. “What, like on a date?”
“If that’s what you want to call it. I don’t know, I’ve never been on a date. But if going out to dinner and then a club together is a date, then sure, let’s call it a date.”
I looked at him warily. “You do know I’m engaged, right? You haven’t forgotten?”
He shrugged. “In theory. But there’s no harm in letting me take you out. I mean, officially take you out—on a date.”
I had to think about this for a minute. Was it asking for trouble to let him believe we could actually date when I had made a commitment to Riley?
“You know, even if you pay for dinner, I’m not going to sleep with you,” I said with a smile.
“So what’s the point of paying for dinner, then?” he asked cheekily. He took hold of my hands in his. “I wouldn’t expect you to sleep with anyone on a first date. You’re not that kind of girl.”
I exhaled slowly, weighing up how to respond. “Okay, we can go out on three conditions.”
He nodded.
“Firstly, we need to have other people there, so maybe Marcus and Nicole can come with us.”
“Like a double date,” he said, teasingly.
I chuckled, and shook my head. “Secondly, you have to stop calling it a date.”
He grinned at me cheekily.
“Thirdly, you have to wear your Calvin Klein jeans, the ones that fit your butt really well.”

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I awoke with a start.


My arm had gone to sleep from laying on it all night, and my face was squished into someone’s neck. It was Cole’s. I inhaled his warm cedar and musk scent. Even after sleeping on the couch all night, he smelt unbelievable.


Sitting up, I moved my head from side to side, trying to stretch out the kinks.


“Good morning, sleepy head. Did you just sniff me again?”


I looked down at Cole. He was grinning up at me as I rubbed my shoulders and numb arm.


“Good morning,” I replied with a groan, as I stretched my arms over my head. “You know I’m staying here so I don’t have to sleep on a couch. Kind of defeats the purpose, spending the night out here.”


He sat up and started rubbing my arm, trying to get the blood to flow back into it.


“I disagree. I’m sure I’m much more comfortable to lay on than your lumpy couch.” He moved his attention to my shoulders, and I sighed. “Besides, it’s not every day I have someone dribble all down my neck.”

I wiped my hand across my cheek. It was damp. Oh my God, I had dribbled in my sleep. I checked Cole’s neck and quickly wiped it dry.

“You should be used to it,” I said, trying to make light of the embarrassing situation. “You have girls drooling over you everywhere you go.”

He chuckled. “No one who matters.” He took my hand away from his now dry neck and held it. “Until now, that is.”



Songbird, book 1
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 Every relationship changes you, some for the better, others can shatter your confidence and almost destroy you.

For the musically talented, twenty-four year old Tara O’Connell, her relationship with Stephen almost broke her, until Tara found the strength to leave.

Now she is on the road to discovering that it is never too late to pursue your dreams and follow your heart.

As Tara’s self-belief grows, she meets two men she is instantly drawn to who will change her life forever.

Corporal Riley Hammond is a soldier in the Australian Military Special Forces. With his smiling sapphire blue eyes, Tara falls for him instantly. He is thoughtful and caring, and gives her the support and love she needs.

While Cole Michaels is the overconfident singer in a popular local band. His charisma, emerald green eyes, tattoos and piercing, have girls falling at his feet. But while Cole pushes
Tara’s buttons, he also pushes her to reach for the stars.

Both men couldn’t be more polar opposites, but both offer Tara different qualities that she needs to fulfill her destiny.

As Tara continues her journey, she will discover fate can offer you more than one path. Her fate is in her own hands, and the choices she makes, will shape her life forever.

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While Lisa Edward has called Melbourne Australia home for her entire life, she has lived and worked in England, and travelled through most parts of Europe and the United States. She loves nothing more than spending time with her husband and beautiful daughter, or curling up into the early hours of the morning with a great novel. By day, Lisa works in the analytical IT field, so relishes the opportunity to foster her creative side through writing. Her deep appreciation for literature was nurtured from a young age, being taught to respect books and get lost in their stories. She enjoys reading honest and realistic novels that are relatable, thought provoking and leave a lasting impression. She can’t write without music playing, using the emotions from different songs to invoke that of her characters. Lisa takes inspiration from her own life experiences, the people around her and those she has met in her travels.



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