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Friday, 9 December 2016

{{BLOG TOUR & REVIEW}} FOREVER TATTOOED by Alicia Rae


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Raelyn Jennings survived the unthinkable. She has been given a second chance at life and a happily ever after with the man who owns her heart and soul. But surviving a brain tumor comes with a price—change—and it becomes Raelyn’s worst fear.
Damien Heathman—the tattooed, sexy, dominant CEO—isn’t one to let challenges stand in his way. Ever. Especially when it comes to his forever with Raelyn. His undying love for her is strong enough to see them through any darkness in their path, and he’ll obliterate anyone and anything that tries to stand in his way.
But, as Raelyn struggles to find her new place in life, the truth behind Damien’s jagged scars begins to unravel, layer after layer, and they reveal a deep hatred and rage toward those from his past.
Tears will be shed.
Relationships will be broken.
Can Damien and Raelyn’s love bear the inevitable storm? Or will heartbreak and devastation shatter their dreams of forever?

Did you miss the first two books in the series? Make sure to catch up now!
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

Alicia has done it once again...This is the 3rd book of the series and it exceeded all my expectations. 
Alicia had set the bar high so going into the 3rd and final book I didn't know what to expect. I was already in love with this couple, I loved their relationship, the connection between them was strong. They had lost their hearts to one another but never really lost themselves. Their story was filled with ups and downs and I couldn't wait to see what emotional roller coaster I was jumping on starting this book. I was hooked from the first page. Alicia's words consumed me!

We start where book 2 ends. 

Damien pushed Raelyn to make a life changing decision. One that would give them a chance of a forever love. Forced to realise what was staring her in the face Realyn knew that she had to take a leap of faith to get her HEA and she has been given another chance. She is alive and with the man she loves everything she stumbles upon in her recovery make her stronger and more determined to live her life to the full.

This was Raelyn secret and now its out there in the open she wants to know Damien's. She wand him to trust her with his past, however Damien believes that his past should stay exactly where it is. He is scared of telling Raelyn all the ugly and loosing her. He asks for time...

Time is running out and his past is set to crash into his future but will their be anything worth fighting for left?

Raelyn knows she loves this man fiercely but with no trust they cant move forward. Annabelle and Drake are on a mission to out Damien and bring him down but will it be Damien himself that pushes Raelyn too far??


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About TATTOOED EMOTIONS

Raelyn Jennings has survived the unthinkable. She’s been given a second chance to live, to breathe, to feel. Her ability to overcome such a traumatic hurdle has created armor around her heart. But beyond her shield is fear, a consuming deep one, of the unknown. Raelyn vows to herself that she’ll solely focus on the one constant in her life, her career as the CEO for a prestigious accounting firm. Damien Heathman’s unrelenting determination has made him a powerful, respected man. He’s sexy and confident and utterly breathtaking. His dominance and strength is evident in every purposeful stride, every meaningful look, and every soft caress. Raelyn has worked with Damien’s company, Heathman Enterprises, for many years, but they’ve never crossed paths—until now. Damien’s presence fills a room. He steals Raelyn’s breath and sparks her broken heart back to life. Once Damien sets eyes on Raelyn, there is no turning back. He wants her, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her. Not even the dark secrets hidden behind his tattoos will stand in his way. The chemistry is undeniable. The passion is palpable. Can Damien convince Raelyn that he is worth the risk? Or will Raelyn allow her past to control her future, feeling the chance of another heartache is too great to bear?
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About TATTOOED SCARS

Raelyn Jennings knows one thing for certain. She loves Damien Heathman with every fiber of her being. A life without him wouldn’t be one worth living. Damien has never loved a single soul—until Raelyn. She heals the pain that has tainted the deepest part of his heart. She is his everything, his single reason for breathing. Damien’s relentless determination refuses to let anyone or anything stand in his way of being with her. But soon, Damien’s and Raelyn’s pasts begin to collide with their future in ways they never thought possible, testing their undying love for one another. Damien’s dark secrets from the scars hidden beneath his tattoos threaten to reveal themselves while Raelyn is faced with impossible decisions that need to be made. Can Damien convince Raelyn to take a risk in hopes of securing the longevity of their future? Or will Raelyn choose the safe path that also comes with a limit? There isn’t any time to waste, for the clock never stops ticking.
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Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and wedding photography.
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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

{{RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW}} THE PAWN by Skye Warren

pawn_releaseblitzbanner THE PAWN by Skye Warren is now available EVERYWHERE! “Positively sinful, and outrageously sexy! Emotions run high and readers will be left gasping.” – New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones
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"Sinfully sexy and darkly beautiful, The Pawn will play games with your heart and leave you craving more!" - Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author
The price of survival... Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl's college to take care of the only family I have left. There's one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value. My virginity. A forbidden auction... Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he's the only kindness in a brutal underworld. Except he's playing a deeper game than I know. Every move brings us together, every secret rips us apart. And when the final piece is played, only one of us can be left standing. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * THE PAWN is a full-length contemporary novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love. It's the first book in the brand new ENDGAME series.
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***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

Hooked from beginning to end. Skye has once again provided us with a story to loose yourself in.
Dark, sexy and captivating are just a few words I would use to describe this book!!!

Gabriel and Avery were amazing characters, and it was easy to connect with them.

This story packs a punch, full of drama, suspense, mystery and lots of secrets...there was nothing not to like.

Avery had it all, great childhood, she was a student at the most sought after college and she was engaged to a man who screamed power and wold one day become Senator. 

But all is not as it seems, When Avery's father is arrested and charged they looses everything.

Avery does what she needs to do, she stands beside her father no matter the cost.

Gabriel was the victim of Avery fathers deceit., When he comes face to face with Avery...The game begins but who will win???

I can not wait for the next installment to this series...Is it January yet???


THE KNIGHT is now available for preorder!
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Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

RELEASE DAY BLITZ - CLOSER BY MARY ELIZABETH





Title: Closer
Series: Closer #1
Author: Mary Elizabeth
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult 

 Release Date: December 6, 2016


Blurb

Gabriella Mason is damaged.



Teller Reddy is wrecked.



Misery loves company, and that’s exactly what Ella gets the afternoon her path crosses with Teller’s: the misunderstood premed student who instantly becomes her lifeline when she moves to Los Angeles, an attempt at escaping her heartbreaking past. 



In the beginning, Lonely and Defensive complete each other. But in the end, their relationship is like broken glass—cutthroat and jagged. 



Calling it off before they kill each other, Ella and Teller decide to “just be friends” despite the intensity that binds them together. It’s a delicate foundation rocked by tragedy, effectively destroying the illusion they’ve so carefully built. 



Unable to deny what’s between them any longer, this is what happens when wrecked and damaged collide and close is still not close enough.







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Michelle's review

This was a new author for me so went in with an open mind and all I can say is this book blew my mind, right from the off there was action and drama that traps you instantly.

Teller and Ella best friend relationship went to the extremes. They each were in a relationship when a tragic accident puts them right where they wanted to be. They were close to begin with but this took them so much closer the intensity between them was dangerous ! 

Their close and friends worried about them and knew by previous experience that they could cause chaos and hurt to them selves and others around them.  They were a couple who literally couldn't live without each other but were so destructible when together you couldn't see how they were going to make it. 

I was addicted to their story, the love , danger ,lust and intensity between them was enthralling !! The other characters in the book really made it feel like one bog family and I'm hoping they all have their own story to tell.

This is book 1 and I'm so excited for the next book, Mary Elizabeth has set high expectations for the next one but I'm sure I wont be disappointed.

Author Bio


Mary Elizabeth is an up and coming author who finds words in chaos, writing stories about the skeletons hanging in your closets. 



Known as The Realist, Mary was born and raised in Southern California. She is a wife, mother of four beautiful children, and dog tamer to one enthusiastic Pit Bull and a prissy Chihuahua. She's a hairstylist by day but contemporary fiction, new adult author by night. Mary can often be found finger twirling her hair and chewing on a stick of licorice while writing and rewriting a sentence over and over until it's perfect. She discovered her talent for tale-telling accidentally, but literature is in her chokehold. And she's not letting go until every story is told.



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{{RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW}} MR.COCKY by Nana Malone

Mr. Cocky

I’m a cocky bastard.

I admit it. It’s because I’ve got a big d*ck and I know how to use it. And man have I used it. When my life fell apart, I used it even more to forget.

But I don’t do that anymore. Because my life is back on track. I have a plan. And nothing is going to stand in my way of getting what I’ve worked so hard for.  Nothing except for…her.
Nick licked his lips as his gaze flickered over her. “Selena. I don’t know how to do this.”

A smile tugged at her lips. “I’m pretty sure you do. You’ve shown me twice. But it’s okay.  I’ll show you how it all works.”

He grinned but looked like he was still wavering. Then he whispered, “Sod it,” and reached for her.

Selena pulled his head down so his lips grazed hers lightly, and shivers ran down her spine.

He plunged his fingers into the waves of hair. “I fucking miss you,” he whispered as he buried his nose in her neck. Heat flooded her veins. She knew this was a bad idea, but she longed to taste his skin and feel him inside her. She couldn’t fight it.

Tentatively, she tugged at his top and slid her hands up, over tight abs and his toned chest. When he moaned low, she planted light kisses on his pecs. “I miss you,” she whispered.

“You have no fucking idea how much I’ve missed you.” He kissed her again, backing her into the room, toward the couch. Frantically, his fingers fumbled with the zipper on her wool dress, tugging it down, the zic-zic-zic sound filling the silence in the room.

When the fabric dropped to the floor, Nick wasted no time. His hands tracked over her body, like a blind man trying to remember a lover. When he cupped her breasts, Selena arched into the caress. He gently rolled his thumbs over her nipples and her knees gave out as electric currents coursed through her body, making her weak, needy.

He turned her slowly, kissing her neck. She heard the clink of his buckle and then the ruffling of clothes and she knew he’d shed his jeans. Her breath quickened as he reached his hand around her waist, teasing her ribs, before skimming lower to caress her belly. When he kept moving, pausing at the juncture of her thighs, she held her breath.  She knew what he would find.

He’d find her wet, slick, needing him. Gently, he caressed her warm flesh through the silky fabric of her panties. She let out a moan and tipped her head forward, baring the nape of her neck to his lips. Nick made a low approving sound as he slid his fingers inside her silky fabric and searched for the honey. “You’re so Goddamn sexy,” he whispered in her ear as he stroked her, his warm breath tickling her skin.

With a flick of his free hand, he released her bra, letting her breasts spill free. When he clasped a hand over her breast, she grasped it, intertwining their fingers. Together, they teased her erect nipples, sending ripples of lust through her veins. They plucked, pinched, kneaded. All the while, his fingers gently probed her center, making her wetter. Making her want more. So much more.

When he slid another finger inside her, she cried out, her legs going weak again. “I can’t take it anymore,” Selena said, breathless, falling forward on to the couch. “Please, Nick.” She tossed her hair over her shoulder, looking back at him. “I need you.”

Nick cursed under his breath and hung his head. “Fuck. I meant to get more condoms…but then…you and I…we weren’t…”

Selena stared at him. “Oh, God…”

He kneeled beside her. “I’m so sorry. But don't worry. I’ll make you feel good.  You won’t even notice. Just tell me where it hurts and I’ll kiss it all better. I’ll kiss and kiss and kiss until you beg me to stop.”

“Nick I want you to make love to me.”

He looked down at his erection. “Trust me, he’s with you on this one.”

Despite the need spiking her blood she chuckled. “I’m his best mate after all.”
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

I enjoyed this read, for me it was quick and I read in one sitting. The characters were full on but great to read.

Selena is a successful business woman, when her father left her the business she knew she would have to work hard to prove herself. Her step-brother always seems to be lurking in the background waiting for her to cock up! With her professional life going well her personal life has suffered and its been a long time since she has been under a man.

Nick hasn't had an easy life, with all his family drama he found himself putting his life on hold. Now he is a mature student who's future is starting to look brighter when he is offer an internship at Shades of Grey. 

Just when Nick looks set to be on the rise he is soon bought back down to earth due to another family crisis. With no way of meeting demands he finds himself making deals with the devil but at what cost.

The attraction is there and sparks fly but...

A relationship between the boss and her intern is bound to have issues but are they enough to keep this couple apart?




USA Today Best Seller, Nana Malone's love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she "borrowed" from her cousin. 

It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.

While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, in the meantime Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

Want to know when the next book is coming? Hit up her Newsletter here. You'll only get updated when there is a new release or a special promotion for her Sexy, Sassy Readers. http://eepurl.com/2PeXb
 
   

Monday, 5 December 2016

RELEASE TOUR - WOMANIZER BY KATY EVANS

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Release Date: December 5th, 2016 Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans comes a brand new contemporary romance. WOMANIZER is a full length standalone, and no other books in the series need to be read.
You've seen the headlines: Womanizing billionaire player! Watch out! Stay away!
We were just two strangers. Facing a forbidden attraction, a chemical connection. Neither of us expected or wanted it to amount to more.
But I had never been drawn to a guy the way I was drawn to this one: my brother's best friend, and CEO of the company where I interned.
Even knowing I should stay away, I proved to be too human, after all.
The chemistry was amazing.
The laughs were incredible.
I opened up to him in more ways than I'd opened up to anyone before.
But sex was as far as I'd go.
Just sex because he was too irresistible.
Just sex because I wouldn't be falling for him.
Just sex because I'd leave in three months, and I'd like for my brother not to kill me, and for nobody to find out he was my wicked little secret.
He wasn't the One.
He was just a womanizer.
But for a time, he would be mine.
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About the Author:

Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorKatyEvans Twitter @authorkatyevans Website: www.katyevans.net

COVER REVEAL - PICK BY K.E. OSBORN


Title: Pick (The Recoil Rock Series #1)
Author:  KE Osborn
Genre: Rocker Romance
Release Date: January 11, 2017
Danger—it's a word that strikes fear into most people. But for me it's not just a word, it's a legacy, a lifeline, my name. My life has been crazy—ups a downs like the highest rollercoaster you've ridden. On tour with the world’s biggest rock stars and on my way to being one myself. Then I met her. The woman who ruined me completely. Fast forward through the shit storm that was my life—I lost the girl, I lost my band. Hell, I lost it all. My only choice was to run. And running was the best thing for me. Because I ran into a pink haired beauty and everything started falling into place. My band reformed and we’re pushing to be right up there with the best of the best. But when you’re fighting to get to the top, is the pressure too much to keep your band, and the girl? In the end, if your heart’s in danger, can love truly be enough?

Danger steps up to the mic and clears his throat. Everyone looks up to the stage, and he smiles a knicker-dropping smile out to the patrons. I draw my bottom lip in with my teeth as even I squirm on my seat at that smile.

“Hey Adelaide, we’re Recoil, and we’re gonna blow your fucking minds!” he calls out and the crowd laughs, even some people cheer. Danger furrows his brows like he was expecting everyone to erupt into a frenzy of elation or something. He nods back to the drummer, and he kicks in the beat and then the music begins. As it filters off through the bar, the sound is amazing, euphoric even. It flows through me making the hairs on my arm stand to attention. Their sound is electrifying, and I love it.

Danger steps up to the mic and what happens next sets my soul on fire. His voice echoes through the mic and sweeps into my pores, flooding my veins, filling me up with warmth, like smooth honey being dripped all over me and then he’s licking it off so sexually it’s driving me crazy. I can’t even imagine how someone’s voice can sound so erotic, and so haunting, and so goddamned perfect at the same time. He’s mesmerizing, and as I stare at him moving around the stage and commanding that everyone pay attention, the entire room shifts and watches.
All eyes are on the band as the area fills with an electrical charge that flows through the air, flicking from one person to the next, connecting us all with the way he sings the lyrics and the energy he performs with. This guy’s a magician, and he has us all under his spell.

Australian author K E Osborn was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. With a background in graphic design and a flair for all things creative, she felt compelled to write the story brewing in her mind.
Writing gives her life purpose. It makes her feel, laugh, cry and get completely enveloped in the characters and their story lines. She feels completely at home when writing and wouldn’t consider doing anything else.

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