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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Slow Burn Blog Tour - Spotlight + Excerpt + $500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Slow Burn (Driven #5) by K. Bromberg





Author: K. Bromberg
Series: Driven
Number in Series: 5
Release Date: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Signet
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Driven series.  
One Night. That's all it was supposed to be.
Reeling from the sudden loss of her sister, Haddie Montgomery has sworn off relationships. All she wanted from Beckett Daniels was a sexy distraction to help her escape her pain for just a little while....There weren’t supposed to be any strings attached—so why can’t she shake the memory of that unforgettable night from her thoughts? Or the taste of his kiss from her lips? 
No matter how hard Haddie tries to forget about him, Becks relentlessly tries to prove that she should start living for today. But she is determined to avoid romantic commitment, and she can always use her ex-boyfriend’s reappearance to help snuff out the slow burn within her that Becks has sparked.... 
Or will fate force her to realize that this kind of connection doesn’t come along very often and a chance at love is worth the risk?


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EXCERPT


He chuckles low and even, a sarcastic amusement woven through the sound that pisses me off. “What are you afraid of? Why is his offer so much more tempting than mine, huh? Oh, I know why,” he says, sarcasm dripping from his words. “He’ll walk away without any questions. But I won’t will I, Haddie? I have plenty of questions. The first one being what exactly are you running from?”
My eyes flash up to meet his, and the look – the moment that passes between us – is too honest, too raw. I have to break it. I can’t let him see the truths that even I’m trying to hide from. How I feel and what I need to fix me – the answer being him
– because I’m not going to allow it to happen.
I can feel it. I can know it. But he can’t.


My mind flashes back momentarily to the night of the wedding. Of how I asked him – gave him no other option really –to take me to bed. Did I know then that unzipping my dress for him and inviting him between my legs would lead to this? Me wanting so much more? Me standing in the middle of his apartment wanting to ask for more but unable to because of the fears that are holding me hostage?





About K. Bromberg

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author K. Bromberg is that reserved woman sitting in the corner who has you all fooled about the wild child inside of her—the one she lets out every time her fingertips touch the computer keyboard.


K. lives in Southern California with her husband and three children. When she needs a break from the daily chaos of her life, you can most likely find her on the treadmill or with Kindle in hand, devouring the pages of a good, saucy book.



On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Her debut novels, Driven, Fueled, and Crashed of The Driven Trilogy were well received and went on to become multi-platform bestsellers as well as landing on the New York Times and USA Today lists. Her other works include a short story, UnRaveled, and a companion piece to The Driven Trilogy titled Raced. She is currently working on three stand alone Driven novels, Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, and Hard Beat. She also plans to release a novel addressing the 10 year gap at the ending of Crashed in late fall 2015.


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Friday, February 27, 2015

Clarity Blog Tour: Book Review - Clarity (The Seductors #3.5) by B.L. Wilde



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Author: B. L. Wilde
Series: The Seductors Series
Number in Series: 3.5
Pages: 81
Release Date: February 20, 2015
Cover Artist: Jo Matthews
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance/Romantic Suspense
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Synopsis from B. L. Wilde
When you find a love worth fighting for, nothing can stand in your way. Jade Phillips is that love for me, and I’d follow her to the end. I’ll stop at nothing to make her happy, including doing everything in my power to make her mine for eternity.


She is my clarity.


You’ve read Jade’s side of the story, now Oliver gets his turn…

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     YES YES YES!!!! Everyone knows I am a huge fan of this series. We have been following Jade from the beginning, but now we get to see things from Oliver's perspective. I absolutely love it. I have been waiting forever to get into his head and I was left smiling like a fool.

      Oliver and Jade's chemistry is always amazing. Seeing things through Oliver's eyes was quite a journey. It made me melt to see just how much he loves Jade. After everything he finds out, he was able to see through all of it. I love seeing how much more they grew together and how much they look out for each other. Oliver is a super hot and powerful nerd, but Jade can be quite intimidating. I love how she sticks up for him whenever anyone gets in his way.

     This novella does such a great job showing Oliver's feelings from the very first time he saw Jade to now. How rocky and hectic things were between them and how he felt when secrets were revealed. I love how much we see these characters develop. Not only Oliver and Jade, but the little bit we get of other characters. It would be nice if we got a story for Drew and Georgie and also Oliver's friend, Alex. Alex definitely has a lot going on and I want to know the why and the when. Nonetheless, I love Oliver. He is my dream man and I just can't get enough of him. The only downside of this novella is that it is a novella. It is short, but it is so worth the read. 

     This series is so sexy and very suspenseful. I can't get enough of it. There is one more book in this series and I can't wait to see what Wilde has in store for us. Oliver and Jade have been through so much and I know Wilde is going to end things with a bang. I highly recommend this series. It is too good to pass up.

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Desire (The Seductors #1)
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Hunger (The Seductors #2)
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Devotion (The Seductors #3)
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About B. L. Wilde

B.L. Wilde is a British author obsessed with many things, including heated love stories. Fully supported by her husband, she can often be found at her desk working on her next project.

Her journey into the world of erotica began when she started writing online stories over three years ago, and she hasn't looked back since.


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Friday, February 20, 2015

Clarity Blog Tour: Spotlight - Clarity (The Seductors Series #3.5) by B.L. Wilde



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Author: B. L. Wilde
Series: The Seductors Series
Number in Series: 3.5
Release Date: February 20, 2015
Cover Artist: Jo Matthews
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance/Romantic Suspense
Goodreads


Synopsis from B. L. Wilde
When you find a love worth fighting for, nothing can stand in your way. Jade Phillips is that love for me, and I’d follow her to the end. I’ll stop at nothing to make her happy, including doing everything in my power to make her mine for eternity.


She is my clarity.


You’ve read Jade’s side of the story, now Oliver gets his turn…



EXCERPT
It still felt surreal holding this precious woman in my arms. I needed to pinch myself, just to be sure I was here.
“That was even better than the first time against this wall,” Jade whispered into my ear.  I’d never seen her eyes look so alive before. Her cheeks were flushed, her breathing erratic. She’d never looked more beautiful.
“You wait until I get you in the bedroom,” I hummed, playing with the zipper on her dress. I was such an animal when it came to her. I hadn’t even bothered to undress her while I’d fucked her against the wall. Having to remove her panties would have wasted precious time, so I just pulled them to the side.   
“What are you waiting for, then?” I loved a challenge. Taking her hand in mine, I led her into the bedroom.
“I’m going to show you what it’s like to be truly mine.” Slowly, I pulled the zipper down on her dress, pushing it off her body. No bra…heaven! She was so perfect, my cock was leaking at the thought of being inside her. As I ran my fingertips down her bare back, her breath hitched. “Go and sit in the middle of the bed,” I ordered. She did as I asked, which surprised me. I’d learned how forceful Jade could actually be in the bedroom, and I was looking forward to watching the dynamics of our relationship. It was clear we both liked to lead.
“Are you joining me?” she purred, hugging her knees as she tried to act innocent. I now knew she was far from that, and I loved her even more for it. Quickly, I stripped in front of her. Her eye’s were fixed on me as I crawled up the bed. My cock was already standing tall and proud. She was still wearing her panties, but I planned on ruining them like all the others before.
I came up behind her, pulling her flush against my chest.
“I’m going to caress every inch of your skin with my fingers and lips,” I whispered, sucking on her earlobe. At my words, she went slack against my chest. I began at her shoulder, exploring my way across her back to her other shoulder. My hand moved around to her front, massaging her breasts, teasing her nipples by rolling my thumbs over them. Her head fell back and rested in the crook of my neck as I moved my hands lower over her ribs. “Spread your legs, Beautiful.” I couldn’t wait to see how wet she was for me already. I moved closer, using my own legs as leverage to keep hers apart. I was about to drive her crazy, and I wanted her legs open as wide as possible for it. I wanted her orgasms to ripple through her entire body.
My hand snuck into her panties while I continued to place soft kisses against her shoulder and neck. She was gloriously wet.
“O…oh, Oliver,” Jade moaned, lifting her ass slightly as she rocked to the gentle rhythm of my fingers stroking her clit.
“I’ll spend every single day worshipping you like this if you want.”
“Yes!”
“I’ll fuck you raw some days, too. You seem to have that effect on me.” I chuckled, pulling on her earlobe with my teeth, which caused her to inhale sharply. Even now it amazed me that I could have this kind of power over her. I mean, she was a Seductor, or had been a few hours ago. Surely she’d met many CEOs in her line of work, but I must have been different. I’d seen it in her eyes when I found her in San Francisco…maybe even sooner. Jade loved me. I may have gone to the extreme in setting her free, but she was it for me. I would never want anyone else.
Jade began to fight against my legs holding hers. She was close, I could feel her body begin to convulse as I continued to tease her clit. “You’ll need to absorb the pleasure, Beautiful. I’m not going to let you move.”
“O…Oh, please,” she begged. I held her tighter, quickening my pace. Then she fell, screaming out my name while she struggled to control her orgasm.
“That’s what it feels like to be truly mine,” I purred into her ear moments later.
“I’m an extremely lucky lady,” she panted, turning to look at me while she caught her breath. We were both lucky. Jade had a playful look in her eye. Something told me it was payback, and I’d suffer gladly, all in the name of love. 







Start The Seductors Series today!



Desire (The Seductors #1)
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Hunger (The Seductors #2)
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Devotion (The Seductors #3)
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About B. L. Wilde

B.L. Wilde is a British author obsessed with many things, including heated love stories. Fully supported by her husband, she can often be found at her desk working on her next project.

Her journey into the world of erotica began when she started writing online stories over three years ago, and she hasn't looked back since.


Connect with B. L. Wilde:
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Book Review: Drowning by Jassy De Jong

Author: Jassy De Jong
Pages: 201 
Release Date: October 1, 2014
Publisher: Astor + Blue Editions
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Domestic Abuse/Erotic Romance















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Synopsis from Goodreads
Sensuous but stifled New York City photographer Erin Mitchell thinks going to South Africa on assignment will be the perfect getaway.

But when a flash flood washes away Erin’s vehicle and she is stranded at a luxury safari lodge, Erin’s romantic working vacation takes an interesting turn. She awakens from her near-drowning and meets her rescuer, Nicholas―hot and brilliant, successful and caring―not at all like her abusive husband. At Leopard Rock in the steamy South African heat, Erin faces the toughest choices of her life.

Nicholas is ripped, he's smart and he's "no strings attached." To give in, or not to give in drowns Erin’s senses as she struggles with two impossible goals: ignore the exquisite physical charms of her host, and conceal every last detail whenever her controlling husband calls. On the other side, Nicholas faces impossible choices of his own, as the bon-vivant playboy may just possibly collide with feelings more powerful than lust.

Erotic. Exotic. Wild. Drowning sizzles in the African heat as one woman is stretched to the breaking point by the strength of her vows and the intensity of her seething primal desires.
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     Drowning is a story about a photographer named Erin traveling in South Africa with her husband, Vince. They have been arguing and are now driving in different cars. This unfortunately leads to some very bad luck for Erin. It is raining and there has been a flash flood. Erin nearly drowns when she is left behind on the other side of a bridge that is now no longer standing thanks to the rain. Erin has been rescued, however, by a very handsome man who owns a beautiful lodge nearby. This chance meeting is going to change her life forever.

     Wow, who knew that drowning could actually save your life. Yes, I said that. It will make sense once you read the book. Nonetheless, this is my first read from de Jong, but I plan on indulging in more of her works. This was such a beautifully written story. I was hooked from the get go.

     Erin was quite the interesting character. It took me a while to like her though. She didn't have much of a backbone and it drove me nuts. Her husband, Vince, was lower than scum. From the beginning, the way he talked to her will rub you the wrong way. He treated her like crap and she just took it. I understand this happens in real life, but it kills me seeing a woman or man being treated like this. Her husband needed a swift kick to the balls, preferably with steel-toed boots. I would make sure he got the message loud and clear. Hell, maybe I would go all Gone Girl on him. Ok, that would be overkill, but you get where I am getting at. The man was awful. But that is what made reading this so engaging. You wonder if she will snap out of it or try to get back with him. This book raised so many emotions in me and it made me enjoy it even more. 


    I loved the instant attraction between Erin and Nicholas. Nicholas is the paramedic that saved her from drowning to death. Erin was lucky enough that she was close to the lodge he owns and runs. But the whole time she is fighting her attraction because she wants to stay faithful to her crappy husband. It added a sense of realism to the book though. Erin trying to sort through her feelings and her slowly figuring things out on her own. It was amazing watching her journey. A freak accident that leaves her stranded with a man she feels she shouldn't be attracted to. A man who has made it clear he is not the commitment type. Still, you will love Nicholas. I love how much he helps Erin and how he defends her. Nicholas was definitely the bad boy with a heart of gold. He will make your mouth water, trust me.

   This was such a good read. I thought the characters were great and likable. You get a real sense of the kind of people they are Although I wish we could have gotten more "oomph" if that makes sense. For instance, Erin's final straw made me a little mad. Given the kind of man you know your husband is, I don't understand why you would still be upset. He never showed you any respect, how could you be shocked? This would have been the point I would have let him have it. Still, I know this kind of stuff happens in real life and Erin obviously still had some kind of hope here as well. I guess it is just because of the kind of girl I am. I still enjoyed the book, oh boy didn't I. I also love that this was set in Africa. The book did such a great job describing the beauty to us, along with the many animals. Nicholas puts his life on the line saving the animals being hunted and that was an amazing touch. Definitely made me love him more. 

    I don't want to give too much away, obviously, but know this is more than a romance. This is a book about a woman being abused by her husband and experiencing her journey of freeing herself. Erin is slowly opening her eyes and noticing things for the first time. I loved seeing her change in this book. When you get to the point when you know a character has changed for the better, it is a great moment. I loved that Nicholas was there because it helped Erin see you may not need a man, but you would want one that is there to support you, not tear you apart. This was a suspenseful and sexy romance. But like I said, this is more than just a romance. Drowning is a captivating read about breaking free and finding your strength and your worth. Definitely recommended.

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About Jassy De Jong
Jassy de Jong lives in the countryside outside Johannesburg, South Africa, and shares her life with her wonderful partner Dion, two horses and two cats, one of whom is permanently stationed on her writing desk during office hours. She enjoys traveling, cooking, cycling, and competes in dressage on her Thoroughbred, Msasa Magic. Jassy was thirty-five years old before she met her soul-mate, and while kissing a few frogs along the way (who stayed frogs), she learned a lot about life, love and relationships. She adores writing about the incredible experience of falling in love, and believes that everybody deserves a happy ending... especially her heroines. 
 
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Friday, February 6, 2015

All of Me Blog Tour - Book Review + Giveaway: All of Me (Inside Out #6) by Lisa Renee Jones



Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out
Number in Series: 6
Pages: 138 
Release Date: February 2, 2015
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance/Mystery
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Synopsis from Goodreads
From the moment I met him, I was forever changed. From the first look in his eyes, the first touch of his hand. He has become my passion, my life, the missing part of my soul. He is the reason I am all I can be, not just some shadow of the possibilities. And together, we are the sum of all the broken pieces of our lives made whole again. Nothing will destroy us. Nothing, and no one, will keep us from the ultimate promise, to spend the rest of our lives living on the edge of absolutely everything and doing it together. I won't let it.


    All of Me is the final book in the Inside Out series by Lisa Renee Jones and boy what an ending. This time around we find Sara and Chris are planning their wedding. Unfortunately, it may be put on hold because the one responsible for what happened to Rebecca is on the loose. They know they have to stay away from the chaos before things get dangerous again. But that isn't easy since Chris' past is still haunting him. Can they survive or will their demons tear them apart as they feared?

     I am so in love with this series and with Jones herself. She managed to write a series that gets more enthralling with every page. When the hell is the TV show going to start? You can't tease fans like us for too long. I for one will lose my mind if I don't an update soon. Nonetheless, this is one of my must read series. You will be missing out on something special skipping this.

     Sara and Chris are as incredible as ever. They are so perfect for each other. I love how instead of letting their pasts destroy themselves and each other, they use them to their best advantage. The strength they get from each other is just beautiful. It makes you love them even more. Chris and Sara have been through so much and seeing how they have thrived made me smile.

     Now I would like to point out that this is just the conclusion to Chris and Sara's story. There are some characters I know will be getting their own stories. I am especially anxious to hear more about Ella, Sara's best friend. She has been missing since the first book and I can't wait to see what is to come. We have been getting little snippets of something scary going on with her. I can't wait to see what Jones has in store for us. I am also curious to see if we get anything on Chantal, Sara's other friend. She plays quite a role in this book as she is a "friend" of Tristan's. I really enjoy the side characters in these books. There is so much depth to them and they add even more depth to the main characters.

    This book was well paced and beautifully written. Do you expect any less from Jones? I loved how things came about in this book. A great sense of closure was given to us in this book. This book put me through an emotional wringer. You will go through them all by the time you get to the end and you will be happy about it. The characters go through quite a few revelations. The only real complaint I have about this book is that I would have liked more conflict or a showdown of some sort. Again, I am just bloodthirsty that way. But everything was handled behind the scenes and I just wanted a bit more. Still, that is something minor because what we got was still amazing.

     This is a must read, as I said. This series is incredible. I can't wait to see how this will look on TV when the show gets rolling. I am so excited. There is plenty of material to use. Jones is one of my favorite authors and for very good reason. Her work grabs hold of you and never lets go. I would have loved if this was longer, but it was a great, shorter read. This was insanely sexy (I pray I can find my own Mr. Merit) and very emotional. If you are looking for a great suspenseful and sexy read, this series is downright perfect. Highly recommended.

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Lisa Renee Jones Bio:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her through her website and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.


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Series Reading Order

If I Were You (bk 1)

Being Me (bk 2)

Revealing Us (bk 3)

His Secrets (bk 3.1)

Rebecca’s Lost Journals Box Set
(bk 3.1 & 3.3 and includes Master Undone

My Hunger (bk 3.4)

No In Between (bk 4)
My Control (bk 4.5)

I Belong to You (bk 5)

All of Me (bk 6)
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