Virtual Tour – Forbidden Kisses by Annie Rains

Forbidden kissesForbidden Kisses Blushing Bay #1

By: Annie Rains

Releasing April 11, 2017 Loveswept

Blurb

For years, Jack Sawyer’s family has been running their upscale seafood business like a finely tuned machine. But every machine breaks down eventually, and suddenly Jack needs a new office manager, a new kayak launch, and a new lease on life. Then Grace Donner shows up again. She’s smart, motivated, and perfect for the manager position, but if she’s anything like her mom, she can’t be trusted. And Jack has never been able to trust himself around Grace.

Grace hasn’t seen her former stepbrothers since their parents’ messy divorce, but she never forgot them—especially Jack. She misses being part of the big rambunctious Sawyer clan, and if there’s an opportunity to set things right, she means to do it. But she can’t ignore Jack’s irresistibly kissable lips, or the searing way he looks at her when he thinks she’s not looking. Their chemistry is more explosive than ever. And if the Sawyers can forgive and forget, anything is possible.

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Jack reached for a folded blanket beside the cooler and laid it down on the open floor of the boat. “I know it’s not the most comfortable surface for lying back, but I thought we could look at the stars. It’s a favorite pastime of fishermen, you know.”

“Oh yeah?”

He reached for her hand to help her lower to the floor. She held on to his tightly, surprised at how off balanced she felt. Then they lay back together, close enough that they touched. The soft hair on Jack’s arm resting against hers aroused her senses.

Were they really just going to look at the stars?

Yes, it was all very romantic, but so was doing other things under the stars. Things she’d been thinking about since stepping aboard.

Jack pointed up at the sky and started to speak. Grace was tired of talking, though. Tired of resisting what she wanted, and right now all she wanted was Jack.

Unable to help herself, uninhibited by the wine and the romantic environment, she rolled on top of him and crushed her mouth over his.

Judging by the stiff protrusion that met her inner thigh, he wanted her just as much.

“Well, hello there,” he said, smiling against her mouth.

“I’m sorry,” she said, even though she didn’t mean it.

His hand slid down her back and settled on her bottom, pulling her snug against him. “I’m not. I’d decided tonight was for romance only, but I can’t think of anything more romantic than making love to you on this boat.”

White-hot heat tore through her. She was so hot that maybe it was time to start stripping.

As if reading her mind, Jack tugged the hem of her shirt up on her back and then over her head. The rest of her clothes fell away in the wake of his needy hands until she was tipsy and naked on the floor of his pontoon boat—on a boat ride to nowhere in particular, except his body was promising to shoot her to the low-hanging full moon.

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Author Info

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Annie Rains is a USA Today bestselling author who writes small-town love stories set in fictional towns on the coast of North Carolina. Raised in one of America’s largest military communities, Annie often features heroes who fight for their countries, while also fighting for a place to call home and a good woman to love. When Annie isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her husband and three children, or reading a book by one of her favorite authors.

 

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Virtual Tour – Tapped by Liz Crowe

A hot hookup in a cold beer cooler changes everything!

 

TAPPED
The Brewing Passion Series #1
Liz Crowe
Releasing Feb 14th, 2017
Totally Bound
When wealthy brewery owner Austin Fitzgerald meets sexy saleswoman Evelyn Benedict,
angry sparks fly. They seem destined to clash, until a hot hookup in a cold beer cooler changes everything.
 
For Austin, it’s a life-altering moment that sets him on a path away from his birthright,
while Evelyn must face her fears about committing to a man considered the playboy of the micro-brewing world.
 
The power of preconceived notions nearly tears them apart—until they meet up with brew
master Ross, who opens their eyes to a deeper, even more erotic connection.
But three strong personalities don’t always make for the best emotional mix and when a
simple misunderstanding causes chaos, it’s up to Ross to somehow repair the tattered shreds of their relationship.

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Ross would know how to handle this.

Whenever there’d been a woman who’d needed a bit more convincing than their usual flirty banter, or the one-two punch of the handsome dark-haired American and the smoking-hot blond German brewer hadn’t convinced her, Austin had tended to drift away, lose interest. Then Ross used to move in and close the deal alone, give him a high sign, and the fun would commence. It was the ‘Ross Superpower’, they used to joke the morning after as they drank espressos and relaxed before a day of brewing or study.

Austin would admit that he’d never felt this way about a female, at least not this quickly. Women peopled his life, no doubt. Women thrust into his face by his meddling mother. An over-abundance of women during his years in Munich. And finally, the current one, the Chosen One, at this moment likely spending a small fortune on God knew what in Paris. This woman, this Evelyn, completely and utterly confident of her own independence—and of his predator status—would not normally appeal. Typically, he’d write her off.

This has the potential to be way too much trouble. You already have enough to worry about.

And yet…

He groaned and willed his cock to soften, without much luck. Shouldering his way back out to the noisy restaurant, he pulled up short at the vision of Evelyn seated in a chair in the hallway outside the women’s room. She was bent forward, adjusting her shoe, the strong line of her calf and thigh drawing his gaze like a magnet. He blinked as the fall of her thick blonde hair tumbled over her face, the ever-present phone held to her ear.

She laughed at whatever she heard and Austin jumped right into it, wanting more than anything to sleep and wake with that honey-rich sound in his ears. Every easygoing, go-slow bone in his body screeched to a halt and ushered in a need so deep he nearly choked on it.

Mine.

Without a single thought for the possible consequences, he squared his shoulders and pulled her to her feet.

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Amazon best-selling author, mom of three, Realtor, beer blogger, brewery marketing
expert, and soccer fan, Liz Crowe is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville currently living in Ann Arbor. She has decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing spouse.
 
Her early forays into the publishing world led to a groundbreaking fiction subgenre,
“Romance: Worth the Risk,” which has gained thousands of fans and followers interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”).
 
With stories set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch, in
successful real estate offices and at times in exotic locales like Istanbul,Turkey, her books are unique and told with a fresh voice. The Liz Crowe backlist has something for any reader seeking complex storylines with humor and complete casts of characters that will delight, frustrate and linger in the imagination long after the book is finished.
Don’t ever ask her for anything “like a Budweiser” or risk bodily injury.

 

Review – Hard Compromise by Samanthe Beck

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What Worked For Me:

Samanthe Beck is definitely an author you want to check out.  Heartwarming and entertaining, Hard Compromise is no exception to this rule.  This book is the 2nd book in her Compromise Me Series but you absolutely do not have to read the previous book to enjoy this one (although I would recommend it because, well, why not)?  I was utterly charmed by our sexy and enigmatic hero, Ethan.  He is alpha male…without all the chest-beating and knuckle-dragging displays (not that those are bad, LOL).  He is a sheriff who is the complete and utter opposite of our heroine, Laurie.  He’s from a family that has money and stature and has known a pretty good life.  The same can’t be said of our heroine.  Laurie…she’s a rather flawed character and I have to be honest, I did not like her at first. It’s not because she from the wrong side of the tracks or has had a crappy childhood. It’s just that she was rather…generous with her cookie….all over town.  For a girl who despises her mom, she is doing the exact same thing and it comes off making her look kind of desperate.  And her “generosity” becomes apparent at the most inconvenient of times, say while she on dates with the sheriff.  However, Laurie grew on me.  She is such a strong woman and is making something of herself but after a tragic event takes place, she is put on the spot and must come up with money to keep herself and her business afloat.  Enter Ethan, who has spent the better part of 10 years protecting, and then falling for, Laurie.  He makes an offer she can’t refuse and so begins a beautifully synced love story that I could not put down.  For ever move she makes to fight her attraction and feelings, he has a smarter and more boldly erotic move to counter hers.  It is a delicious dance between these two.  These two have some amazing chemistry and sex scenes are pure indulgence.  Throw in some pretty interesting family dynamics and you are completely hooked on this storyline.  I love Ethan’s mom…truly, she is a delightfully funny woman who added some great humor and emotion.  My heart ached numerous times for Laurie because her mom was the epitome of bad person AND bad mom.  I hurt so much for her but admired the way she just kept moving forward.  Overall, this book was a wonderfully written story that was chock full of emotions.   It has a little bit of everything that makes a book more than a book…joy, bitterness, love, sex, laughter, suspense, anger….and a happily-ever-after to knock your socks off.  This is a well-written and engaging tale of redemption and unconditional love and it’s one you should not delay in reading!

What Didn’t Work For Me: 

While the heroine definitely wormed her way into my heart, I didn’t like that she was so freely giving away her charms, considering how her mom was.  She was working so hard to prove to the town and herself that she was better than her mom but that one thing, it really bothered me and it took a little bit for me to warm up to her.  However, once she was with the hero, she was ONLY with him.  It was her behavior pre-hero that rubbed me wrong, or rather, how it was continually brought to the heroes attention and rubbed in his face.

Would I Recommend This Story:

Yes!  Absolutely, this book is a must read, especially if you like plucky and strong heroines and heroes who stop at nothing to tame them.

Final Star Rating:  4.5

Nothing will stop this sexy cop from staking a real claim on her body and her heart. 
HARD COMPROMISE
Compromise Me #2
Samanthe Beck
Releasing Nov 21st, 2016
Entangled: Brazen

Laurie Peterson assumes her impulsive one-night stand with sinfully sexy Sheriff Ethan Booker is the biggest surprise of the year…until her bakery burns down while she’s basking in the afterglow. It looks like her dreams are up in smoke, but then Ethan proposes a deal too tempting to resist.

Ethan has no intention of settling for a one-night stand with Laurie. Nor does he want anything to do with the women his wealthy family wants him to meet. Not when he’s waited ten years for his chance to make his move. His deal might have strings—and Laurie may not know the stakes—but nothing will stop this sexy cop from staking a real claim on her body and her heart.


 

Wine lover, sleep fanatic, and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy contemporary romance novels, Samanthe Beck lives in Malibu, California, with her long-suffering but extremely adorable husband and their turbo-son, Hud. Throw in a furry ninja named Kitty and Bebe the trash talking Chihuahua and you get the whole, chaotic picture.

When not clinging to sanity by her fingernails or dreaming up fun, fan-your-cheeks sexy ways to get her characters to happily-ever-afters, she searches for the perfect cabernet to pair with Ambien.

 

 

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Release Blast – Consolation Prize by Linda Kage

What do you think? Should I give him a try?
CONSOLATION PRIZE
Forbidden Men #9
Linda Kage
Released Nov 17th, 2016


Don’t you just hate it when someone destroys all your carefully made plans?

I mean, I had goals: college to graduate in one semester, a future I was working hard to reach, and an image of myself I wanted the world to see. My life was stacked into these precisely placed blocks. But then Colton Gamble came along and knocked them all askew.

I hated how he messed everything up, how he could hog all my attention whenever he was around, how he made my pulse quicken–but only because he ticked me off…not because I was attracted to him. Oh! And I hated how he knew how attractive he was too, the shallow, full of himself, doesn’t take no for an answer, too-flirty, too cocky, extremely irritating jerk.

The boy had all the qualities that turned me off. Or so I thought.

One night he wasn’t quite the brainless, over-confident jerk I usually took him for.

One night, he took care of me when I was at my lowest. He opened up to me and made me open up to him.

Now I’m learning maybe he’s not what I first thought he was. And maybe I’M not what I first thought I was. Maybe it’s okay to rearrange a couple of my perfectly set blocks. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll stop worrying about what I’m afraid everyone else will think and finally reach for something I really want. It’s possible some of my plans need to be destroyed, and Colton Gamble is exactly the kind of mess I need in my life.

What do you think? Should I give him a try?

Desperately seeking your advice,
Julianna Radcliffe

 



Linda
Kage 
grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest as the
youngest of eight children. Now she lives in Kansas with her husband, daughter,
and nine cuckoo clocks. Her life’s been blessed with lots of people to learn
from and love. Writing’s always been a major part of her world, and she is so happy
to finally share some of her stories with other romance lovers.
 

 

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Blog Tour – One Snowy Night by Jill Shalvis

Jill Shalvis returns to Heartbreaker Bay with a fun and festive holiday novella!
ONE SNOWY NIGHT
Heartbreaker Bay #2.5
Jill Shalvis
Releasing Nov 8th, 2016

 

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis returns to Heartbreaker Bay with a fun and festive holiday novella! 

It’s Christmas Eve and Rory Andrews is desperate to get home to the family she hasn’t seen in years. Problem is, her only ride to Lake Tahoe comes in the form of the annoyingly
handsome Max Stranton, and his big, goofy, lovable dog Carl. 
Hours stuck in a truck with the dead sexy Max sounds like a fate worse than death (not), but Rory’s out of options. She’s had a crush on Max since high school and she knows he’s attracted to her, too. But they have history… and Max is the only one who knows why it went south. They’ve done a good job of ignoring their chemistry so far, but a long road trip in a massive blizzard might be just what they need to face their past… and one steamy, snowy night is all it takes to bring Max and Rory together at last.


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Christmas Eve had the nerve to show up just like it did every year: way too quickly and with ridiculous fanfare.

The nerve.

Rory Andrews stood in the courtyard of the Pacific Pier Building in San Francisco, surrounded by sparkly holiday lights and enough garlands to give the place its own ozone, and told herself things could be worse.

She just wasn’t sure how.

It was the unknown, she decided. Because this year, unlike the past six, she’d be spending Christmas with her family, a thought that caused a swarm of butterflies to take flight in her belly.

Not an uncommon feeling since she’d turned twenty-three a few months back and decided it was time to become a person she could be proud of if it killed her. And given the guy leaning against one of the lamp poles clearly waiting for her, arms crossed, frown in place, it just might.

Max Stranton. At his side sat Carl, his huge, eternally hungry, adorable Doberman.

“No,” she said, not to Carl but to Carl’s owner. Who was not lovable. “No way.”

As always when their gazes locked, Max’s was a disconcerting mix of heat and . . . something else that she couldn’t quite figure out, as he was good at hiding when he wanted to be. She never quite knew how to take the heat because it seemed reluctant. He was attracted to her but didn’t want to be.

Ditto. He made her knees wobble. And also a couple of other inner reactions that shouldn’t be happening in public.

“Merry Christmas to you too, Rory,” he said, and damn. It wasn’t just his eyes. His voice was rough and sexy, and for that matter, so was the rest of him.

He worked for an investigations and security firm in the building. Basically he and the rest of his team were fixers and finders for hire. To say that Max was good at his job was an understatement. He stood there looking like sex on a stick with a duffle bag slung over a broad shoulder, his dark hair two weeks past needing a cut, and the icy wind of an incoming storm plastering his clothes to a body that could be registered as a lethal weapon.

“What are you doing here?” she asked calmly even if her heart was anything but, pounding all the way up to her throat and ears because she knew. She knew exactly why he was here. “I don’t need a ride home.”

A flash of wry humor slid in with all that sizzling heat. “Because you’d rather take two buses and a train than get into my truck with me?” he asked.

Well yes, actually.

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New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras with her family and far too many assorted quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s latest, SWEET LITTLE LIES on shelves and e-readers now, and get all her bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold. Visit Jill’s website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

 

 

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Sale Blitz/Review – Sweet For A SEAL by Anne Marsh

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REVIEW:

What Worked For Me:  It’s been awhile since I’ve read anything by Anne Marsh so it was a lovely treat to read Sweet For A SEAL.  It was also very easy to remember why I love her quirky and zany brand of writing.  This book was fun and fresh with a unique plot.  Now, I must admit, at first, I absolutely did not like our hero, Finn.  He is a dawg!  Talk about being over cocky and even a touch of a braggert.  Still, his occupation was endearing and his propensity for collecting stray animals, even more charming so I stuck with him, and I sure am glad I did.  There were so many layers underneath this bed-hopping ex-SEAL and once you got to know him, he was an amazingly beautiful character.  His heroine, Vali, is a total sweetheart who has known her own amount of pain and loss.  But she is such an inspiring woman who is embracing so many sides of life since she has such a renewed appreciation for it.  Finn and Vali are absolutely perfect for each other.  The have amazing chemistry…really, the two of them caused sparks to shoot out of my Kindle.  The sex scenes were tastefully written and erotic without being over-the-top.  Finn’s partners and Vali’s friends are interesting and have intrigued me so much, I hope the author tells their stories.  I laughed quite a few times at the antics of Vali’s mother and found her to be a hopeless romantic, who gives some pretty stellar advice!  The plot is steady and well written with just the right amount of angst to keep you engaged.  One of my favorite things about this book is that neither Finn or Vali were perfect.  The author made both of them extremely real, complete with current medical issues and traumas that make them who they are.  I applaud the author and willingness to make these characters believable, as if you could picture yourself as one of them.  Overall, this book was a fun and entertaining read and I look forward to more books in this series.

What Didn’t Work For Me:

The ending of this book felt a tad bit rushed and left me hanging a little bit.  Hopefully we can see more of this couple and what the future brings for them in the next book.

Would I Recommend This Book:  Yes, to my friends who like contemporary romances with lots of heat and well written, believable characters.

Final Star Rating:  4.5 Stars

SWEET FOR A SEAL
Assignment: Caribbean Nights #3
Anne Marsh

“My dating life has starred cupcake men—sweet but more icing than cake and nothing that could keep my mouth busy for a more than a few minutes. Finn Callahan? He’s cake. A five-layer, lusciously frosted gateau.” – Valentina Fuentes

I’ve never met a woman I couldn’t love—for one night. I’m the bad boy, the player, the sexy heartbreaker you meet in a bar and take home. And after my last hellish tour of duty as a SEAL, sun, sand, and sex are my new mission in life. Happily ever after? Pass. I’ll give you the best twelve hours of your life, and then I’m gone because why settle down when playing the field is so fun?

All that changes when I meet Valentina Fuentes. Actually, I rescue her from a ditch, which should score me major hero points. She’s even willing to admit I’m hot—and she’ll fool around with me. But convincing her that I’m anything but a sun-and-good-times boy toy? That’s mission impossible. She argues I’m the loaner car girlfriends pass around… and, sure, she’s willing to take me for a ride. A short ride. And for the first time in my life, I’d like more than a twelve-hour relationship.

When did one woman make my smooth-talking bad boy self start dreaming of forever?



Anne Marsh is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. She has published over thirty novels and novellas. Ann is also part of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors collective behind the SEALs of Summer military anthologies, and has hit the USA Today bestseller list individually
with both her paranormal and her military smoke jumper books.
 

 

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Blog Tour – To Love and to Cherish by Lauren Layne

After 8 years of waiting…he’s got 1 month to make her his.

 

TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH
The Wedding Belles #3
Lauren Layne
Releasing Oct 18th, 2016
Pocket Books

 

Sex and the City meets The
Wedding Planner
 in The Wedding Belles, a contemporary and witty
romance series about three high-powered New York City women who can plan any
wedding—but their own.
 
Alexis
Morgan has spent the past six years devoted to turning her tiny start-up into
Manhattan’s premiere wedding planning company, The Wedding Belles. Now that her
business is thriving, it’s time to turn towards her much neglected personal
life, and Alexis approaches her relationships like she does everything else:
with a plan. Not a part of that plan is Logan Harris, the
silent partner in the Belles, and the one person who’s been there for her since
the very beginning. But Alexis needs someone fun, and Logan’s all business, all
the time—except when a late night at the office ends with an unexpected kiss
that leaves the usually cool and together Alexis reeling.

 

Logan
has lusted after Alexis since the day he walked into the tiny Harlem apartment
that used to double as her office. But the ambitious wedding planner has always
been untouchable…until now. Alexis has made it clear that she’s on the dating
market—and equally clear that he’s not in the running. But when Alexis finds
herself in need of a date for her sister’s last minute wedding in Florida,
Logan knows it’s the perfect time to show Alexis that there’s more to him than
numbers and spreadsheets—and beneath the pinstripes and glasses lies a hot-blooded
heartthrob. As Florida’s sultry days turn into even hotter nights, Logan’s out
to convince Alexis that the fling of a lifetime could just maybe turn into
forever…


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Lauren Layne is the USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen romantic comedies. She lives in New York City with her husband (who was her high school sweetheart–cute, right?!) and plus-sized Pomeranian.

In 2011, she ditched her corporate career in Seattle to pursue a full-time writing career in Manhattan, and never looked back.

In her ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books.

For a list of all her works, please be sure to check out her official website!

 

 

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