Blog Tour w/Review – In The Line Of Fire

In the Line of Fire: Hot Desert Heroes, Book 1 by Jett Munroe

Date of Publication: June 7, 2016

 

 

Blurb:

 

Their passion burns white hot. But danger is heartless and cold.

 

Hot Desert Heroes, Book 1

 

Delaney Murphy has had a stomach-fluttering, mouth-watering crush on Beck since the first time she saw him over the rim of her regular morning latte. But she’s never been long on self-confidence, especially around exceptionally handsome men.

 

After a year of avoiding him, she’s shocked when he slides into the next chair and wears down her resistance to a first date.

 

When Laney is laid off from her job, Marines special ops veteran Beck “Gravedigger” Townsend wastes no time hiring the quiet, auburn-haired beauty into Red Eagle Group, his security firm. Keeping her within touching distance—and under his protection.

 

Laney’s smile and sharp intelligence light up Beck’s life and heat up his bed, yet he hesitates to give her what she really wants: full access to the darkest corners of his wounded spirit. But when danger is delivered right to Red Eagle’s door, the only way to save her—and their love—will be to bleed. Body and soul…

 

Warning: Adult language and graphic sex scenes between a man locked behind his secrets, and a woman ready to break free of her past. If you think the desert is hot, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

 

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In the Line of Fire (Hot Desert Heroes, #1)In the Line of Fire by Jett Munroe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beck & Delaney frequent the same coffee shop, where she visits her best friends. After avoiding one another for about a year, he finally asks her out. Delaney is shocked that he asks her, but knows that if she wants the chance, she must take it.

Delaney & Beck are HOT from the word go. She has insecurities and a past full of hurt and secrets. Can she learn to trust the one man who wants to take care of her?

Beck has a past also. With lots of hidden secrets and a ton of darkness. Can he overcome the pieces of his past that threaten their future?

I really REALLY loved this book! I felt everything – and I was rooting for this couple all along. Such a great story with a terrific HEA! Good group of characters to root for. I absolutely enjoyed every page!

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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About Jett Munroe:

Jett Munroe lives in the desert Southwest because she got tired of the cold and snow of Northeast Ohio. By day, she’s a mostly mild-mannered human resources manager for a nonprofit organization, and by night (and weekends), she writes hot and spicy contemporary romance.

 

She focused on her writing career starting in 2005, and over the next ten years had several paranormal romances published under the pen names Cynthia Garner and Sherrill Quinn. She loves action movies and chick flicks, reading romance (just about every subgenre!), watching HGTV and the DIY Network, and hates shopping.

 

In the Line of Fire, the first book in her contemporary series Hot Desert Heroes with Samhain Publishing was released in June 2016.

 

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FLASH FIRE by Dana Marton

Date of Publication: July 29, 2016

 

Blurb:

2016 RITA Award Winner (highest industry award for romance novels)

Former SEAL turned lawless mercenary Light Walker just wants to be left alone to avenge his brother’s death. He wants nothing to do with Clara Roberts, a by-the-book investigator on a secret mission, who is trying to talk (cough) badger (cough) him into helping her recover an American teenager who’d disappeared abroad. Clara Roberts isn’t crazy about the uneasy partnership either. How can tequila-swilling Walker be her best option? And, dear Lord, the things that come out of that man’s mouth!

Soon the sparks they generate–and the trouble they stir up–threaten to set the jungle ablaze. But as attraction grows into love, looming danger turns into all-out war. Clara and Walker must hold on to each other and race against time to survive. Fast-paced, heart pounding, laugh-out-loud funny. Get ready for a wild adventure!

“If you enjoy books by Nora Roberts, Linda Howard, Cindy Gerard, or Anne Stuart, you will love Ms. Marton’s books…an outstanding read of danger, action, thrills, heartbreak, and mystery in this fast pace action thriller.” Page by Page Reviews

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About Dana Marton:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Dana Marton has thrilled and entertained millions of readers around the globe with her fast-paced stories about strong women and honorable men who fight side by side for justice and survival.

Kirkus Reviews calls her writing “compelling and honest.” RT Book Review Magazine said, “Marton knows what makes a hero…her characters are sure to become reader favorites.” Her writing has been acclaimed by critics, called, “gripping,” “intense and chilling,” “full of action,” “a thrilling adventure,” and wholeheartedly recommended to readers. Dana is the winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Readers’ Choice Award, and the RITA Award.

Keeping in touch with readers is Dana’s favorite part of being an author. Please connect with her via her web site (www.danamarton.com) or her Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/danamarton).

Having lived around the world, Dana currently creates her compelling stories in a small and lovely little town in Pennsylvania. The fictional town of her bestselling Broslin Creek series is based on her real life home where she fights her addictions to reading, garage sales, coffee and chocolate. If you know a good twelve-step program to help her with any of that, she’d be interested in hearing about it! 🙂

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Blog Tour w/Review – Fool For You

 

 

Can she go from BFF TO MRS? Find out in FOOL FOR YOU (Crush on You Book 1) from debut author Rina Gray…

 

 

 

About FOOL FOR YOU:

 

Sports journalist Melanie Foster has achieved most of her goals: Bomb.com job—check. Tomboy-to-smoking-hottie makeover—check. Convince her best friend, Damien Richards, to slide a ring on her finger and father her two-point-five kids—not so much. When she activates Operation: I’m Gonna Make You Love Me, she never imagines her BFF already has plans to stroll down the wedding aisle with another woman.

 

Damien is in the middle of crisis mode. The non-profit for young athletes at which he volunteers is in financial trouble. He’ll pull out all the stops to rescue the organization that saved his life after his career-ending injury—even if it means sacrificing his personal happiness.

 

But when he finally wakes up to love and the very non-friendly feelings he’s long held for Mel, it might just be too late. Damien must convince her that he’s worth the risk and turn the tables to show her he’s the one ready to be a fool for love.

 

 

On Sale in Digital: July 18, 2016

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Tiana sat with her legs crossed on the olive-green chenille couch in a ratty T-shirt and sweats, devouring a pint of birthday-cake ice cream. Not good. Melanie’s high-strung friend had a life rule to never wear ugly lounge clothes. Only silk and sexy nightgowns touched that body.

Tiana’s scrunched, I-just-ate-bad-sushi face focused on the television, which blared an Australian accent explaining the mating patterns of insects.

Melanie plopped down on the love seat beside her friend and watched a male spider do the courtship dance. She wasn’t really in the mood to see insects get it on, but she’d play along until her reclusive friend shared what was bothering her.

After the male spider did his mating ritual, the female spun him into a tight cocoon. Didn’t know spiders were into bondage, but I dig it.

“Jesus, take the wheel!” Melanie yelled, grabbing Tiana’s wrist. “Did you just see that? He was just busting a move, and she ate him! She ate him!”

Tiana licked the back of her spoon. “He didn’t dance long enough, and he wasn’t good enough for her anyway.”

“Why are you home early, sucking down ice cream, and watching insect porn?”

Tiana rolled her eyes. “Nathaniel.”

Melanie coughed into her hand and covered a grin. Nate’s antics reminded her of a little boy that liked a girl but didn’t know how to express himself.

“What did he do?”

“It’s not one big thing. It’s the little things he does to drive me crazy. Ugh! Just like in grad school.” Tiana folded her arms across her chest.

“Like what?”

“Like … we share the same office since we work on many of the same accounts. When I’m printing something and don’t immediately get up, the copies disappear. One day he attached an air horn to my seat and switched our keyboards when I went to the bathroom.” Tiana tugged on her ponytail and huffed.

“And?”

“He took control of my keyboard and pulled up a stupid clown fetish forum on my screen. Our boss came by to visit, and I … well, I almost pissed my Victoria’s Secrets!” Her spoon scraped against the ceramic bowl. “But luckily he clicked off by the time Isaac came around my desk.”

Melanie shook with laughter. “How?” She snorted. “How did Nathan find out you hate clowns?” Howling again, she clutched her stomach.

“It’s not funny! What if my boss saw the website? He would think I was some sort of freak!”

“Sorry, T.” Melanie peppered her tone with just the right amount of remorse to appease her grumpy friend. “But seriously, how on earth did he find out about the clown thing?”

Tiana scooped a big chunk of ice cream, stuffed it in her mouth, and took her sweet time answering. “In one of our grad classes, we had to write an essay about our greatest fears. I wrote about clowns.”

 

 

 

 

 

Fool for You (Crush on You)Fool for You by Rina Gray
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Melanie & Damien have been best friends since forever. They still have one another’s backs, even in their adult lives with careers. Melanie is thinking it is time for a change…

Damien has so much going on. It would really help to have Melanie support him, but she sees errors in his plans. Melanie is honest and tells him what he could do to fix it, but why would he take the easy way?

Melanie & Damien belong together and it shows right from the beginning. I was rooting for them out the gate, since they seem so in sync with one another. Damien just needed a little push. I found this story fun and hard to put down.

***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publishers, in exchange for an honest review.

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Author Bio:

 

Rina Gray is one of the newest African American romance writers on the rise. She is also a digital marketing professional who discovered her love of writing in 2012. Writing has always been Rina’s passion, though initially, she tried to deny it. In college she served as the copy editor for the entertainment magazine and newspaper. During her tenure, she had the opportunity to interview various talented entertainers including Chris Rock and the cast from Reno-911.

Rina has always been an avid reader, sneaking to read her mother’s books she had no business reading i.e. Stephen King’s The StandIt, and Anne Rice’s various vampire series. As a pre-teen, she received a load of romance novels from a family friend and from that point on, she devoured any book related to romance or horror. When she’s not writing, she can be found with her head stuck in a book, kickboxing, or dominating game night with friends and family. Rina resides in Atlanta with her husband.


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Cover Reveal – The Sexy One

From the NYT Bestselling author of MISTER O,

comes a sexy new standalone romance…THE SEXY ONE!

 

 

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…

 

 

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:

 

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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Summer Reading Celebration – Robin Bielman & BLISS

Entangled Bliss is so excited to kick off the summer reading celebration with Robin Bielman, author of humorous, sexy, and sweet romances. Her Secret Wishes series never fails to leave you with a smile on your face. So get ready to binge, because you are not going to be able to put these books down!

Kissing the Maid of Honor by Robin Bielman
On sale for just 99¢!
 
 


About the Book:


Kissing her best friend’s brother never felt so right…


Sela Sullivan is resolved to be the best maid of honor ever, even if it means tolerating the best man. Insufferable, too-handsome Luke Watters is not only the guy who humiliated her at a kissing booth in high school, but he also happens to be her best friend’s older brother. Positive he’s the same arrogant jock, Sela vows to focus on her duties and steer clear of the frustrating—and frustratingly tempting—Luke.


As a world-renowned extreme-sports photographer, Luke is used to undertaking life-risking adventures. But risking his heart for the beautiful Sela Sullivan, who clearly still hates him for his rejection all those years ago? He didn’t see that coming. Sela inspires a passion he’s never known, and the more time they spend together, the more he craves her. But can he prove to the maid of honor he’s become a man of honor?
 
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Her Accidental Boyfriend by Robin Bielman
 


About the Book:


2014 RITA® finalist!


Faking it with this flirt never felt so real…


Kagan Owens has a secret. One she thought she’d escaped by leaving New York, but when her past follows her to her temporary new life, Kagan lets a teeny lie slip. And now the town’s biggest playboy and flirt, Shane Sullivan, has become her pretend boyfriend—just until she’s ready to return to NYC. But the handsome, fun-loving Shane makes it tough to determine where their friendly agreement begins and ends…


Shane has no intention of settling down—in fact, his job depends on it, and nothing’s more important than his work. Still, he can’t help but agree to Kagan’s scheme, if only to find out more about the mysterious beauty. But when every touch from her sets his heart and body on fire, he realizes playing an accidental boyfriend may be more than he bargained for—and more than he can give.

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Wild About Her Wingman by Robin Bielman
 
 
About the Book:


Playing it safe never felt so risky.


Erin Watters is her small town’s resident wild child—she doesn’t do boring, and after having her heart annihilated, she definitely doesn’t do relationships. Her friends have other ideas, though, and when they throw down a matchmaking challenge, impulsive Erin can’t ignore it. Even when the annoyingly hot Troy Strieber accepts the matchmaker role…


As a rescue paramedic, Troy’s used to watching out for people. Never mind the bet he made with his buddy to play Erin’s wingman. But the more time he spends with the sexy, charismatic woman, the more he discovers a side of her she doesn’t let many see. Soon what started as an innocent game of matchmaking has them both thinking about the person right under their nose. But Troy’s a play-it-safe guy, and he won’t let a woman who lives for risk ever steal his heart.
 
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“So, why don’t you have a girlfriend?” Erin asked.

What?”

 

“My question for you is, why no girlfriend?” She’d heard he’d moved back to Cascade to help his family out after his brother-in-law’s passing and guessed between that and work, he stayed busy. But jeez, she didn’t even really like him and looking his way set her on edge. Hot was a major understatement. And through the gossip mill, she’d heard that since Shane was now taken, Troy was the next highly-sought-after bachelor.

 

As far as she knew, though, he hadn’t even been on a date since returning home.

 

“Don’t have the time,” he said.

 

“You do know you’re a major topic of conversation with the single girls of Cascade.”

 

He rubbed the back of his neck, creases lining his forehead. “I did not know that.” He looked away.

 

“That bothers you?”

 

“It does.”

 

“I could spread a rumor that you’re gay.”

 

His attention popped back to her. “And have all the single guys of Cascade talking about me?” A slow smile spread across his face.

Erin wrapped her arms around her middle and laughed until she needed to catch a breath. “A few of them probably already are.”

 

“I am pretty likable.”

 

“I wouldn’t know.”

 

He raised his eyebrows. “Aaannnd that’s my cue.” He stepped back. “I’ll let you know about Friday. Good night.”

 

“Night,” she said and hurried into her car before she did something stupid. Like say he was likable.

 

Don’t miss Robin Bielman’s upcoming release, The Best Friend Bargain!

 
 

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About the Author:


When not attached to her laptop, USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman can almost always be found with her nose in a book. A California girl, the beach is her favorite place for fun and inspiration. Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can’t live without jumpstarts all of her story ideas.


She loves to go on adventures, and has skydived, scuba dived, parasailed, gotten lost in the wilderness (and only suffered a gazillion bug bites for it) hiked to waterfalls, and swam with dolphins. In her spare time she also likes to put her treadmill to good use while watching her favorite TV shows, take hikes with her hubby, indulge her sweet tooth, and play sock tug of war with her cute, but sometimes naughty dog, Harry.


She dreams of traveling to faraway places and loves to connect with readers. Keep in touch and sign up for her newsletter on her website at http://robinbielman.com.

 

 

Blog Tour w/Review – GOING DOWN EASY

Going Down Easy

(Billionaire Bad Boys Book 1)

by Carly Phillips

Date of Publication: July 19, 2016

 

 

Blurb:

 

Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and sexy as hell.

Billionaire Kaden Barnes has a reputation for being difficult and always getting his way.

Enigmatic and exacting, he’s unable to keep an assistant for long. Enter his newest hire, Lexie Parker. She’s no-nonsense, efficient and all business… She’s also hot as sin and soon starring in Kaden’s dirtiest fantasies.

As their passion for each other reaches a boiling point, neither can control theexplosive outcome when they finally give in to their desires. He may think he’s calling the shots, but for this bad boy, going down easy has never felt so good.

 

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Going Down Easy (Billionaire Bad Boys, #1)Going Down Easy by Carly Phillips
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kaden is shocked to find his partners have hired him a new assistant, Lexie. She does not take anything from anyone. If only she didn’t make him hot.

Lexie is thrilled to have a new job. She just hopes her past and secrets stay there. In the past. Now if she could just forget how hot her boss looked today in a towel….

Either dropping wet or totally dry, these two are hot for each other. With flirty conversation or totally hot looks, this is a couple who are falling hard. I enjoyed this book and cannot wait to see what new stories are coming next!

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

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About Carly Phillips:

After a successful fifteen year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories.

 

Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at www.carlyphillips.com.

 

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Blog Tour – Reckless

 

 

About Reckless

 

Synopsis:

 

The new London office of Benson Security hasn’t even opened its doors yet and already it’s neck deep in its first case…

 

If the mission doesn’t kill him, his sexy partner just might.

 

Dimitri Raast and Megan Donaldson have a common enemy—the head of an organisation that specializes in human trafficking and sexual slavery.

They have similar motivation—Dimitri’s sister was taken by the organisation, and Megan’s sister is threatened by it.

They have the same goal—eliminate their enemy and save their sisters.

Given they have so much in common, you would think working together would be a piece of cake.

You would be wrong.

While Dimitri brings skills and experience from years as a US Army Ranger to their partnership, Megan brings a background in failed career choices and an ability to cause trouble wherever she goes. Yet, even with so much at stake, Dimitri can’t resist Megan’s particular brand of crazy. She’s wild, she’s sexy and she’s fearless. An irresistible combination for a man who lives his life completely in control. Now, after almost a year with one all-consuming focus, Dimitri finds himself torn between rescuing his sister and protecting the woman he wants – from herself.

Before she gets them both killed.

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Excerpt:

 

They were meeting Johnny Rotten in a dark alley. Of course they were meeting a guy called Johnny Rotten in a dark alley. Megan rolled her eyes. Obviously Johnny went to the TV movie school of how to be a bad guy.

 

“You stay here.” Dimitri pointed at a dumpster. Yeah. A dumpster. She half expected some guy with a camera to shout cut and make them start again.

 

“You don’t mean in the dumpster, right?” Because—eew!

 

“No. Beside it. In the dark.” He didn’t even try to disguise that he was losing patience. “Don’t move, don’t make a sound, don’t interrupt.”

 

Blah, blah, blah, let the big boys play. She was so tired of hearing the same old tune. It was time to change the radio station.

 

“Right,” Dimitri said. “I’m going to drive round and come in from the other end.”

 

“Why can’t I just wait in the car? It’s cold and it stinks here.”

 

“Because…” He stretched the word out. “You’re supposed to be my hostage. I can’t just let you hang out in the car.”

 

“I can pretend to be drugged.”

 

“No. Too dangerous. He might spot you, know who you are and that Rudi wants you. Then what would stop him deciding to eliminate me and take you to Rudi himself?”

 

She stamped her feet to get her blood circulating before the chill removed her toes. “Why didn’t you just take me back to the office?”

 

“You’re my backup.” There was a silent ‘idiot’ attached to that sentence, she just knew it.

 

“The backup that hides in dumpsters?”

 

“The backup that phones for help if it looks like things are going south.”

 

Megan blushed, grateful he couldn’t see it in the dark. “So, I need my phone?”

 

He put his hands on his hips and looked skyward for a moment. “Where is it?”

 

“Car.” She gave him what she hoped was an apologetic smile.

 

He stomped off, cursing under his breath and came back a few minutes later with the phone. “Sorted now?”

 

Megan nodded. It probably wasn’t the best time to tell him she really needed to use the bathroom. She could hold it. How long did it take to have a covert meeting in an alley anyway?

 

She gave him a thumbs up and watched him march back to the car. Leaving her alone in a stinky, dark alley. Alone and not thinking about how good Dimitri’s lips felt against hers. Nope. She wasn’t thinking about that at all. She was a professional—nearly. She had a job to do. She backed into the shadows and tried to become invisible. Ninja Megan. She could do it. It was all about the power of the mind. She closed her eyes and took a few calming breaths.

 

That’s when her stomach rumbled. Her hand smacked flat on it as she bit her lip. Maybe all that fried food wasn’t such a great idea after all. Not that she would ever admit that to Dimitri. She was still mad at the man. Sure she’d been the first to say they weren’t in a relationship, but he didn’t have to agree so enthusiastically. He’d sounded affronted. As though she was the last person on earth he’d consider dating. It was insulting. Her stomach made a strange bubbling sound as she saw Dimitri’s SUV pull up at the other end of the alley. He got out and stood under the yellow glow of the street lamp. Waiting. Alert. Moody.

 

Megan’s stomach rumbled again. Loudly. This wasn’t good. So much for not making a sound. Her own body was working against her. She crouched down in an attempt to dull the noise, and hoped it worked. She closed her eyes, tried to calm her stomach and think thoughts that made her invisible.

 

That’s when she farted.

 

It wasn’t silent.

 

Megan dropped her head to her knees. If the bad guys didn’t get her, she’d die of humiliation.

 

And then her stomach rumbled again.

 

© 2016 Janet Elizabeth Henderson

 

 

Guest Post with Author, Janet Elizabeth Henderson:

 

 

Music to write by

 

I am probably the last person on the planet that should write about music. My sister has long said that I have the musical taste of a tone deaf eighty year old! But what the heck, I’m up for humiliating myself in public…again…

 

Okay, we’ll start with my weirdest quirk first and get it out the way—I write all of my sex scenes to a repeating loop of Alive and Kicking by Simple Minds. I’m not exactly sure why, other than I had a very romantic experience at a Simple Minds concert as a teen and most likely have subconsciously twinned the song with all things sensual. It’s either that, or I’m just weird. Whatever. Moving swiftly on…

 

As for a playlist for each book? I’ve only done that for one book, the second in my series set in the Highland—Goody Two Shoes. The hero in the book is a Sinatra type singer so I played all of Michael Buble’s albums throughout the writing process—mainly because it felt wrong not to!

 

For all other books I have one playlist I always listen to, called (originally!) writing songs. There is no logical reason behind the choices on the list, but I get angry if someone tries to add or remove anything from it. (After the ‘Hozier episode’—see below—my husband tried to delete the track from all of my media. I nearly deleted him in return!) This is my sacred writing playlist:

 

Rolling in the Deep—Adele

The Quiet Mind—Ruby Blue

Everybody’s Talkin’—The Beautiful South

You Got Me Wrong—Alison Moyet

Son of a Preacher Man—Dusty Springfield

I’ll Be Waiting—Adele

Sweetest Devotion—Adele

Stars—Simply Red

Alive and Kicking—Simple Minds

Is this Love?—Alison Moyet

Coming Home Baby—Michael Buble

Remedy—Adele

Grenade (Acoustic)—Bruno Mars

I Go To Sleep—Pretenders

Yellow Flicker Beat—Lorde

Take Me To Church—Hozier

Kissing a Fool—Michael Buble

Make You Feel My Love—Adele

Lovesong—The Cure

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I tend to shove this on repeat, until I don’t even register it anymore—I want the words to become background noise otherwise they pull me out of my writing. Apart from playing the same songs over and over for hours on end—until my husband demands I put on my headphones—I also sometimes get one song stuck in my head. This usually happens when it somehow fits the scene, or the voice of the character, in my mind. It happened with my last book, Here Comes The Rainne Again, where I got Hozier’s Take Me To Church stuck. I played that song, back to back, for hours until the scene was finished—much to my family’s delight. (Hence my husband’s sneaky attempt to delete it!)

 

Oh yeah, and when I suffer from writer’s block, I play Mozart’s flute concertos or The Best of Julie London. I’d like to state for the record (and for my sister) that I no longer listen to Doris Day.

 

Bet you’re wishing you hadn’t asked about my playlist now, aren’t you?! 😉

 

 

 

About Janet Elizabeth Henderson:

 

I grew up in Scotland, but now I’m living in New Zealand – married to a Dutch man whom I met in America. (It can get a little confusing in my household!) When I’m not living in my head, I’m a mother to two tiny kids, three pet sheep, three miniature horses, three alpacas, one dog, two cats, several chickens and an escape artist goat.

 

5 random things about me:

 

1. I accidentally mooned a crowd at a Bolivian wedding.

2. I’ve been chased by a gang of baboons. And I mean gang. They were organised and vicious. All that was missing was their leather jackets and tattoos!

3. I wrote my first novel when I was 22. It was a cross between Star Wars, Monsters Inc. and Tinkerbelle. Funnily enough, no one wanted to publish it. Odd that…

4. I was a portrait artist on the streets of Amsterdam for a time.

5. I worked night shift as a security guard at Stirling Castle in Scotland while I was in art college. The castle was on a terrorist hit-list back then. To defend it they gave me a flashlight, a two-way radio that only worked one-way and made me wear a polyester A-line skirt…

 

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Blog Tour w/Review – ONE WEEK TO SCORE

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One Week to Score

 

by Kate Meader

Tall, Dark, Texan #3

Publication Date: July 11, 2016

Genres: Adult, Entangled Brazen, Contemporary, Romance

 

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Synopsis: 

 

He’s the man she loves to hate . . .

 

Olivia Kane’s wedding day has just imploded spectacularly. Shots lined up at the bar? Bring it. Hot stranger on the hook? Come on down. What this party does not need is six feet and change of home-grown Texas cockiness in the form of her brother’s best friend, the man who broke her heart seven years ago.

 

She’s the woman he has to have . . .

 

Flynn Cross won’t stand by while Liv finds sensual solace in the arms of a stranger, not when his own hard-for-her body is more than up for the task. For one week, he’ll make her honeymoon-for-one a sizzling party for two.

 

Breaking the rules, one steamy night at a time . . .

 

But the taboo they’re breaking is only the beginning . . . and Flynn’s part in Liv’s wedding debacle could bring about their end.

 

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She stepped in close, dangerously close, her finger tracing a line along his bicep. “Did you want to hold me down, Flynn? Use your big Special Forces muscles to control me?” She licked her lips and looked up, playful innocence in her eyes. “Did you want to pull my hair, squeeze my nipples, slap my ass? Would our first time have been with me on my knees and you behind me? Or would you have fed my mouth with that big angry cock until my throat was so sore I couldn’t speak anything but your name?”

 

Yes.”

 

Which?”

 

All of it.”

 

Her eyes lit up in—apprehension? No, lust. Pure, undiluted desire.

 

She placed her palms on his chest and leaned in to whisper, “Sounds like we have an interesting week ahead of us.”

 

Sweet baby Jesus, thank you.

 

Liv,” he moaned. Loud. Proud. He wanted to shout his joy.

 

She backed away, her eyes alight with power and desire. A few steps toward the water and she turned, swaying to the bass beat from the club in the distance or maybe some rhythm in her blood. Frozen in awe, he could only watch her, mesmerized by the back-and-forth of her body. He tracked the movement of her hands down her hips, her ass, her thighs, and then the return a few tantalizing inches, bringing the hem of her dress with her.

 

Fuck. No panties.

 

How he held back from pouncing on her while she played the sexiest game of peek-a-boo ever, he had no idea. If he could bottle that willpower, he’d never have to work another day in his life. Sweet glimpses of her ass alternated with frustrating cover-ups. She shimmied and twisted, ensuring his eyes could only focus on this one blistering sight: sweet and sexy Livvie giving a show for him, and him alone.

 

Over her shoulder, she threw him a come-hither glance, a pink flash of tongue across her lips making him wild.

 

Is this what you dreamed of in the desert, Flynn? Did you think of this when you beat off in the shower? When you stroked yourself under those scratchy blankets, hiding your moans in your army-issue pillow so your platoon wouldn’t hear you?”

 

Yes, fuck yes. Unable to resist, he stroked himself now over his pants, loving that there was no need to muffle his desire like he had all those years ago. Even during the lonely nights since, he’d come with Liv’s name as a whisper instead of a shout, guilt dulling the edges of his orgasm.

 

But no more. A lusty groan left his throat, carried on the warm breeze.

 

It sounded like freedom.

 

Still holding back, Flynn? Do I need to go to the bar and find someone who’ll take care of me the way I need?” She hitched the dress up over her hips and arched her back, presenting that ass and the sweet cleft that was so invitingly accessible. Shafts of moonlight caught those sinful curves, spotlighting her form with a heavenly glow.

 

And then she dropped to her knees.

 

Sweet fuck.

 

 

 

 

 

One Week to Score (Tall, Dark, and Texan, #3)One Week to Score by Kate Meader
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is the 3rd in the Tall, Dark, & Texan series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading this series in order intended.

Flynn has wanted Olivia from afar since they were young. Everyone kept reminding him he is not good enough for her. Now, she hates him for the space between them.

Olivia is not happy that her heart has been broken by Flynn more than once. Can she trust him to help her mend it again? Flynn is everything she has wanted, and more.

Very sweet and sexy book. The characters make reading this fun. I enjoyed the light banter. The heat was a scorcher! Good installment to the series.

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EVEN THE SCORE (Tall, Dark, and Texan, #1)

 

Even the Score Book #1

 

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Synopsis: 

 

He’ll make her an offer she can’t refuse…

 

Actress Tess McKenzie is performing in the Tenth Circle of Showbiz Hell—dinner theater. All she really wants is to start a theater of her own. Then Tess receives an offer she can’t refuse. She’ll get her funding…if she pretends to be the fiancée to her nemesis, Texan property tycoon Hunter Dade. If she’s going to pull this off, she’ll need all the luck she can get. Break a leg, indeed.

 

On the verge of a big business deal, Hunter needs to hire a fiancée. He hasn’t quite forgiven Tess for ruining his wedding, but when their chemistry goes from combative to straight-up lust, the “no sex” clause in their mutually beneficial arrangement is tested. Which is a serious problem, because if Tess isn’t careful, she’ll go from breaking a leg to breaking her heart…

 

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TAKING THE SCORE (Tall, Dark, and Texan, #2)

 

Taking the Score Book #2

 

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Synopsis: 

 

His office temptation is now his full-blown fantasy…

 

Paying down her sister’s debts has left Emma Strickland with little more than the thrift store suit on her back. And as if the suckfest couldn’t get worse, she’s forced to moonlight as a waitress to support herself and her cat. At a strip club. Her uptight, sexy-as-hell boss Brody Kane can never find out. Texas property tycoon Brody Kane hired Emma for her spreadsheet skills, but her prim and proper demeanor sealed the deal. There’s no room in his life for a sexy distraction … and yet, he can’t stop lusting after the delicious Ms. Strickland. And then he takes an important client to a Chicago strip club and gets the worst lap dance in adult entertainment history. From Emma. Now that he knows his office good girl has a naughty streak, Brody makes it his mission to uncover her secrets, one steamy, illicit, over-the-desk encounter at a time. But Emma is hiding more than her side job, and her final secret could end up destroying them both.

 

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ABOUT KATE MEADER:

 

Kate Meader Originally from Ireland, Kate cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Mills & Boon thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, and she is so there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip.

 

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Review – Daughters Of The Bride

 

Daughters of the Bride by Susan Mallery

Date of Publication: July 12, 2016

 

 

 

Blurb:

 

With Joy, Love, and a Little Trepidation Courtney, Sienna and Rachel Invite You To the Most Emotional Wedding of the Year… Their Mother’s 

 

Courtney ~ The Misfit ~

As the awkward one, Courtney Watson may not be as together as her sisters, but she excels at one thing—keeping secrets, including her white-hot affair with a sexy music producer. Planning Mom’s wedding exposes her startling hidden life, changing her family’s view of her—and how she views herself—forever.

 

Sienna ~ The Free Spirit ~

When Sienna’s boyfriend proposes—in front of her mom and sisters, for crying out loud—he takes her by surprise. She already has two broken engagements under her belt. Should she say “I do” even if she’s not sure she does?

 

Rachel ~ The Cynic ~

Rachel thought love would last forever…right up until her divorce. As Mom’s wedding day draws near and her ex begs for a second chance, she’s forced to acknowledge some uncomfortable truths about why her marriage failed, and decide if she’ll let pride stand in the way of her own happily ever after.

 

A must-read for anyone who has survived the wedding of a sister, a mother, a daughter—as told by #1 New York Times bestselling author and master storyteller Susan Mallery!

 

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a story about a bride, and her three daughters. We learn about their relationships with one another, and the men in their lives also. The wedding will either make them or break them, as large gatherings are known to do.

Courtney, Sienna, & Rachel all have their own obstacles to overcome. Meanwhile, the bride, their mother, is trying to relive her younger dreams with an elaborate wedding. It is a good thing her future husband is loaded.

I really enjoyed this book. There was so much, from so many perspectives that it took me by surprise. The characters are all very interesting in their own right. Each relationship was fascinating to read as it came together. Good story with several HEA’s at the end.

***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publisher in exchange for an honest review only.

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About Susan Mallery:

Susan Mallery is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of novels about the relationships that define women’s lives—romance, friendship, family. With compassion and humor, Susan keenly observes how people think and feel, in stories that take readers on an emotional journey. Sometimes heartbreaking, often funny, and always uplifting, Susan’s books have spent more than 200 weeks on the USA Today bestsellers list, thanks to her ever growing legions of fans.

 

Susan lives in Seattle with her husband, two ragdoll cats, and a tattletale toy poodle. Animals play a big role in her books, as well, as she believes they’re an integral component to a happy life. Visit her online at www.SusanMallery.com.

 

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Audio Tour w/Review – Scottish Werebear

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Scottish Werebear: A Collection of BBW Bear Shifter Romances

 

by Lorelei Moone

Scottish Werebear #1-3

Publication Date: June 16, 2016

Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Audiobook, Shifters, BBW

 

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Synopsis: 3 for the price of 2: For the first time ever, a handy collection of the first three novellas in the Scottish Werebears series.  Titles include: An Unexpected Affair, A Dangerous Business and A Forbidden Love.

 

 

Scottish Werebears: An Unexpected Affair

When romance novelist, Clarice Adler, hides herself away in a secluded holiday cottage to finish a book, the last thing she needs is another relationship. Imagine her surprise when she falls head over heels for the man who runs the place. Derek McMillan knows Clarice is his mate, but he’s a bear shifter and she’s human and the two simply don’t mix. They are literally worlds apart; can they find a way to come together?

 

Scottish Werebears: A Dangerous Business

As part of the Alliance, bear shifter Aidan McMillan is hunting the Sons of Domnall, a secret society of humans sworn to destroy all shifters. Along comes Heidi Blackwood, his fated mate, and it suddenly becomes nearly impossible to focus on the job.

 

Scottish Werebears: A Forbidden Love

Alison Campbell has been told that shifters are evil and the world would be a better place without them. In her efforts to infiltrate the Alliance to gather intel for The Sons of Domnall, she comes across Jamie Abbott, bear shifter and Alliance leader, who doesn’t seem so bad at all. In fact, he seems to be all her heart desires and the feeling is mutual. Where will her loyalties lie when it becomes time to pick a side once and for all?

 

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Lorelei Moone is an up-and-coming author of paranormal romance based in London. Her first book, Scottish Werebear: An Unexpected Affair has hit the virtual shelves on Amazon on 25 September 2015, and her second, Scottish Werebear: A Dangerous Business a month later on the 25th of October. A lover of all things sweet, and caffeinated, when she’s not writing about sexy bear shifters and their strong-willed curvaceous love interests, Lorelei can be found baking cookies or cakes for her family.

 

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