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Monday, July 16, 2018

RELEASE BLITZ: GIOVANNI BY NATASHA KNIGHT




Title: Giovanni
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: July 17, 2018



Blurb

I’m the right-hand man of the mafia king.
She’s a girl with a past she’s desperate to hide.

But I need something from her.
And I know she won’t help me. Not willingly.
She’ll need some persuading.

Lucky for her, I can do that.

Something about this girl makes me curious, though, and it’s more than the scars that line her back. She’s on the edge of something.  Something bad. She’s like a perfect, beautiful doll coming apart at the seams. And the last string is about to snap.

She thinks I’ll hurt her. Break her.
But thing is, she’s already broken. And she and I, we’re two peas in a pod. She’s my match, the perfect opponent. She’ll fight me to the finish, but I’ll win. I always do.

Because I’m a man used to getting what I want. And what I want is her. 

Author’s Note: Giovanni is a STANDALONE dark mafia romance set in the Benedetti Brothers Mafia World. It’s an emotionally gripping enemies-to-lovers romance with a hard-earned HEA.

REVIEW: 5 STARS

Natasha Knight brings her readers another sexy and suspenseful mafia romance with Giovanni. Intensely emotional and filled with deliciously hot sex, Giovanni and Emilia's story was one that I did not want to put down. A sexy mobster and a damaged girl with a painful past clash together in this powerful story of unexpected love.

"He's a powerful man. A ruthless one. One more dangerous than any I've battled before."

The characters of this story were so complex and intriguing. Knight created such an amazing anti-hero in Giovanni, man who was ruthless and violent, yet he charming and moral in his own way. I loved the single-minded want he had for Emilia, and his determinedness to have her. He ruled when it came to business, and ruled just as mercilessly in the bedroom. Emilia is someone with a devastating past that she is trying to run from. She tries to fight Giovanni while simultaneously fighting her feelings for him, and it resulted in some great scenes between them. The enemies-to-lovers theme was done so well, with the characters towing the line between hate and lust in the most captivating ways. The sex between Giovanni and Emilia was intense and edgy. I loved never knowing what would come of their interactions. The fire between them was real and so strong. It was the catalyst that forged the amazing bond that they eventually developed. Knight made their relationship a believable one, using the pain of their individual pasts to create an unbreakable connection.

"How many times do I have to come after you for you to see that I'm not going to let you go?"

The storyline was well-balanced with romance and suspense, with the mafia elements brilliantly done. The twists and secrets added depth to the story and made it completely engaging. Seeing some of the characters from the previous books was just an added bonus. I love Knight's mafia stories and look forward to reading more of them in the future.
  







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USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are almost always guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

BLOG TOUR: CAPTIVATED BY BETHANY-KRIS

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by Bethany-Kris Publication Date: July 9, 2018 Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance, Standalone

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SYNOPSIS

A shadow meets the light …

When someone needs to disappear, the Chicago mob calls on Joe Rossi. A man who can move without a sound, and kill without a word, they don’t call him the Shadow for nothing.

This time, it’s a New York crime family in need of his skills, but it takes one glimpse of her to make him agree to the job.

Liliana Marcello is every inch a principessa della mafia. Her life has taught her to be wary of strangers, yet her ballet career contradicts everything by putting her on display.

It’s a man with a dark smile and a constantly changing demeanor that makes her feel safe again, but it’s the unknown that holds her back.

It takes one look … One dance … One word … One smile to captivate a man.

And one second to kill a woman because of it, too.

REVIEW: 5 CAPTIVATING STARS

Captivated was a sexy and suspenseful story that completely blew me away. Bethany-Kris is absolutely brilliant in this genre and she proves it once again with Joe and Liliana's story, weaving together heartfelt and emotional romance with just the right mix of suspense and angst.

Bethany-Kris writes her characters so well, bringing their feelings emotions to life through her words. I loved the way Joe and Liliana came together; the sweet, sheltered ballerina and the deadly enforcer known as Shadow. The pull between them was fierce from the moment they laid eyes on each other, and only grew stronger as the story went on. Liliana wasn't a typical mafia princess; she had her own dreams and ambitions apart from her family. She was a great mix of softness and strength. I love all of this author's heroes, but I have to say that Joe Rossi is currently sitting at the top of my list. He was such an intriguing man, cold and ruthless and fiercely loyal. Yet there was another side to him that he showed Liliana, one that was sweet and funny and charming. His affection for her was positively swoon-worthy. I enjoyed the different facets to his personality, and I especially loved the single-minded protectiveness that he displayed where Liliana was concerned. The tension between them was so well-written, and the intimate scenes were H-O-T. Joe in the bedroom was a special kind of treat for the reader. He and Liliana complimented each other perfectly, and the sex between them got hotter and hotter with each scene. The connection they forged went way beyond the physical, and the author really made me believe in this couple and their feelings for each other.

The storyline was incredibly well done, and I especially enjoyed the build up to the suspense that took place later in the story. The author did a great job with a topic that affects so many victims, silent and otherwise. The mafia elements worked perfectly with the romance, adding to the depth and intensity of Joe and Liliana's story. I loved reconnecting with the Marcello family again, as well as the Rossi/DeLuca family. Bethany-Kris has created such an amazing fictional world with these characters and their stories, spanning from New York to Chicago to Toronto, and it's really great catching up with all of the characters I love from the other books. Captivated is by far one of my top reads so far this year, and I cannot wait for more of these fantastic mafia stories from Bethany-Kris.

Not all monsters hide in the shadows. How are you supposed to see them coming?

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ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS

Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.

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RELEASE BLITZ: THE BILLIONAIRE'S WAKE UP CALL GIRL BY ANNIKA MARTIN

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The Billionaire’s Wake-Up-Call Girl by Annika Martin Publication Date: July 9th, 2018 Genre: Romantic Comedy

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SYNOPSIS: When my manager assigns me the task of finding a new wake up call service for our CEO, I think, how hard can this be?

Answer: practically impossible. It turns out that no wake-up call company in the world will take him on as a client. They’ve all had enough of his surly personality.  

So in an effort not to lose my job, I secretly start making the calls myself, every day at 4:30 am sharp. OMG yes you read that right—four freaking thirty in the morning.  

Confession: I’m not the nicest wake-up-call girl at that hour. Hello! Who wakes up before the roosters are even crowing? Luckily he doesn’t seem to mind my get-your-ass-out-of-bed attitude.

Day by day we’re becoming closer, and the calls start turning hot, like pay-by-the-minute hot and oh-so-wild. Snuggled under the covers with the moonlight streaming in the windows, we divulge our secrets to each other, but the one thing that he can never find out is that the sexy vixen who wakes him up every morning is just the lowly assistant who wears frumpy dresses. I can only imagine his disappointment.

Now he wants to take me out on a date and he’s scouring Manhattan to find me. He’s an overachieving billionaire bent on a mission. How much longer can I keep up this charade?

REVIEW: 5 HILARIOUS STARS

The Billionaire's Wake-Up Call Girl was a brilliantly written, laugh-out-loud funny story filled with witty dialogue and sizzling hot chemistry. Annika Martin is one of my favorite authors, and with this story she gives readers a heartfelt and unexpected love story between two completely different people.

“Wake up, motherf****er," I say. "It's time to rise and shine, ok?"

Theo and Lizzie were two really well-written characters. While some rom-coms tend to lack character development, this book contained two well-written main characters, each multi-layered and so likeable. Lizzie was such a witty, intelligent, strong girl, with a sense of humor that had me hanging on to her every word. Life had knocked her down pretty hard but she refused to stay down. She made me laugh so many times, especially during her phone conversations with Theo. Theo was so stoic and straight-laced, a self-professed workaholic who put work before everything else, including his personal life. His interactions with Lizzie brought out a different side to him, which was awesome to witness. These two were absolutely perfect together, and everything from their intense sexual tension to their opposite personalities was so well done.

"He's such a control freak that it's not enough for him to run his own company like Stalin on steroids, now he has to tell me how to do my imaginary job."

Their back and forth banter was on-point and made for some seriously hilarious scenes. The dual POV allowed the reader to see their unconventional relationship through both of their lenses. Their chemistry was off the charts, and their intimate moments, both over the phone and in person, were among the hottest I've ever read. This was one of those couples who truly brought out the best in each other, and Martin did a fabulous job showing their progression as a couple.

"This blend of dislike and obedience and heat is the most f***ing erotic combination I've ever experienced."

Annika Martin wove such a unique and enjoyable storyline, with just enough unpredictability to keep me completely engaged while reading. The mix of warmth and angst, comedy and romance was really well done. I really hope that this author has more romantic comedies planned in the future, because she truly excels in this genre.

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Meet the Author:

Annika Martin loves fun, dirty stories, hot heroes, and wild, dramatic everything. She enjoys hanging out in Minneapolis coffee shops with her writer husband, and also likes birdwatching at her bird feeder alongside her two stunningly photogenic cats, especially when she should be writing. She’s heavy into running, music, saving the planet, taking long baths, and consuming chocolate suckers. She’s worked a surprisingly large number of waitressing jobs, and has also worked in a plastics factory and the advertising trenches; her garden is total bee-friendly madness and her most unfavorite word is nosh or possibly fob. A NYT bestselling author, she has also written as RITA award-winning author Carolyn Crane.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

BLOG TOUR: SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST BY SKYE WARREN

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Survival of the Richest, an all-new emotional and romantic standalone from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren, is available NOW!

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A Park Avenue princess...

My story starts with a plunge into the cold water of Manhattan's harbor. A strong hand hauls me back onto the deck of the luxury yacht. Christopher was supposed to be my enemy, the son of my mother's latest husband. Instead he protects me with fierce determination when I need him most.

This tale begins with a fall, but it doesn't end there.

Because another man wants me.

Sutton wants to consume me with a passion more feral than kind. In the lush emotional wilderness I'm not sure I want Christopher to save me this time...

Or if there will be anything left if he tries.

SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST is a book about finding your soul's desire, even if the search leads you places you never expect. A woman torn between two men. An impossible choice. And a war fought on the most dangerous battlefield--the heart.

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REVIEW: 5 STARS

Survival of the Richest was a story jam-packed with angst and delicious tension. Through her seductive and thoroughly captivating writing style, Skye Warren delivers a story that will leave readers aching for more.

Harper and Christopher were two characters who intrigued me from the moment we met them in the Endgame series. Two former step-siblings with a huge amount of tension between them and a push-and-pull relationship. Add in Sutton, a sexy and charismatic alpha male who has his sights set on Harper, and you get a trifecta of emotional turmoil and sizzling chemistry. I absolutely loved Harper's character. She was sassy and intelligent, and a truly good person who wears her heart on her sleeve. I loved the back and forth between her and both Christopher and Sutton, and I really enjoyed how she held her own with both of them. If I were Harper I would find it impossible to choose between these two powerful forces. Christopher was dark and broody, a man of honor and values, and he was there for Harper at a time when she needed someone the most. I feel like there is so much more to his character than what's on the surface, and I cant wait to learn more about him in the coming book. Sutton was a charming, sexy cowboy who wanted Harper from the moment he set eyes on her. Both men full of ambition and strength, both have an inexplicable yearning for Harper. Harper faced such a tremendous emotional struggle, which Warren conveyed flawlessly through her writing.

The intimate scenes in the story were smoking hot and extremely well-written. The storyline was perfectly balanced with romantic and emotional elements, and I loved the underlying story involving the library. The parallels the author makes to ancient Egyptian history added another layer to an already fabulous story. And just when I thought things were going one way in the story, Warren hits us with a twist at the end that completely turns things around. This book ends with one heck of a cliffhanger, and I will be not-so-patiently waiting for the next book to see where the author takes Harper's story next.

Excerpt:

My body heats at the words, at the remembered pleasure of Sutton’s mouth on my sex. Christopher looks down at me, as if he can feel the heat emanating from between my legs. His expression turns stark, as if he’s in pain. That’s only fair, because I’m in pain too. “You deserve better than that,” Christopher says, but there’s no way to pretend he’s talking about Sutton. He’s talking about himself and we both know it. “He gives me what I want, which is something you might try next time you like a girl.” “It wasn’t that,” he says, harsh again. “No?” I step forward and place a hand on his chest, feeling the way his heart beats strong and fast. He may want to be unaffected by me, but he isn’t. I tilt my face up toward him.“You didn’t imagine me naked in the cabin later?” He sucks in a breath.“You were too young then.” My words come out as a whisper.“What about now? Will you do what Sutton said—imagine me in this dress when you go home after this?” “It’s not fucking decent,” he says, even though the silk covers every part of me. It’s a perfectly respectable dress, when it’s not hitched up around my waist. “You can thank Sutton for this,” I say, because it’s true. He’s the only reason I lean forward and place my lips against Christopher’s, touching them in some terrible attempt to show him what he gave up, to prove to myself that I don’t care about either of them. Christopher sucks in a breath. For a second I think he’s going to pull away. He stiffens and grasps my hair with his fist. Easy enough for him to stop the kiss. Instead he dips my head back and deepens it, exploring my mouth with his teeth, his tongue. Opening me wider until I whimper. Pulling me close until I can feel how hard he is beneath his slacks. His other hand fists in the gauze of my dress, and I realize he’s holding me with both hands clenched—one in my hair and one in my clothes. I don’t know whether he’s doing it so he doesn’t have to touch me or because it’s a way to control me without bruising me. He uses both hands to tug me closer; I’m pressed so tightly I can’t imagine getting away. Where Sutton had been raw sensuality and playfulness, Christopher is pure determination. He kisses me like he’s a conquering army, like I’m made of gold he has to grasp—or lose forever.

About Skye:

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. 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, sweet dogs, and evil cat. SKyeWarren

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Monday, May 28, 2018

RELEASE BLITZ: THE BOYFRIEND EXPERIENCE BY J.A. HUSS

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Title: The Boyfriend Experience
Series: Jordan's Game #3
Author: JA Huss
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 30, 2018



Blurb

From NYT Bestselling Author, JA Huss, comes a new sexy standalone in the Jordan's Game series.

I NEED A BOYFRIEND… and I need one now…

WANTED
One bad-ass man with boyfriend experience.
Must be willing to fight dirty and work weekends, nights, and overtime.
Bad attitude a must. Bonus points if you’re hot, athletic, and sporting tattoos.

When I asked Jordan Wells for a Boyfriend Experience game I didn’t expect to get stuck with billionaire real-estate agent, Lawton Ayers. He doesn’t exactly fit the job description.

WANTED
One professional woman with business experience.
Must be willing to build a future together.
Successful entrepreneur a must. Bonus points if you’re a crazy local legend.

When Jordan Wells offered up Oaklee Ryan a last-minute business partner to seal a deal I’ve been working on for years, I didn’t expect beautiful, sexy, and multi-orgasmic to be on her list of qualifications.

But that’s what I got. And she’s perfect just the way she is.

Too bad she doesn’t want me to be HER boyfriend. Because she bought me for someone else…


REVIEW: 5 STARS---The Boyfriend Experience by JA was a wild and crazy ride that I did not want to get off of. Oaklee and Lawton's story was a complete clusterf**k of wild schemes, hot sex, funny banter, and an inexplicable connection between two seemingly opposite people.

Huss always creates characters that are individually unique yet lovable, and this book was no exception. Oaklee was a complete bada** and I loved everything about her. She had hit a slump since losing someone close to her, and it took getting into The Game to get herself back to who she was. Lawton was close to perfection. I loved the layers to his character; with him there was definitely more than what you saw on the surface. Their chemistry was crazy hot, and I loved how they went into The Game with their own set of expectations, only to find something completely unexpected within each other.

JA Huss is such a master at creating a storyline that completely consumes the reader. The Boyfriend Experience had a plot that was full of intrigue and kept me guessing. The romantic elements were perfectly blended in with all of the craziness surrounding Lawton and Oaklee. The characters from Huss's other series popping up was just the cherry on top of an already awesome sundae. Huss always gives her reader a satisfying conclusion, and this one had me cheering. I loved the way everything came together with an absolutely epic takedown. Huss has created a fantastic series with Jordan's Game, and I am eagerly anticipating getting my hands on the final book!

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Excerpt

The moment I orgasm he thrusts his hips and fills me so deep I can’t breathe. The muscles in my legs are spasming. My eyelids flutter closed—not sure if they want to stay that way and drag the moment out behind a curtain of fireworks on black, or open wide to see the whole thing in perfect clarity.
They lose the battle and stay closed as pleasure courses through me in waves. My muscles contracting against his cock. The low growl comes from deep within him as he reaches his climax with me, and then the explosion as he comes inside me.
I laugh. I can’t help it. I just smile, and laugh, and let the happiness and satisfaction bubble out of me like some wild child who’s never been let out to play.
“Jesus,” he says, his body relaxing.
I lean my face up into his neck. Smelling the new leather of his jacket, the faint scent of antiseptic from the tattoo, and aftershave leftover from this morning.
He grabs my hair, pulls it—not too hard, but not too softly either—until my mouth is up against his again.
We don’t kiss. We don’t even move. We just go still.
I can feel him smile. I’m sure he can feel me smile too.
“Now what?” I ask.
“Whatever you want, Oaks,” he replies back, kissing my lips softly. Tenderly.
“I’m not talking about—”
“I know what you’re talking about,” he says, cutting me off. “And my answer is still, ‘Whatever you want, Oaks.’”
“But—”
“Shhh,” he says. “Stop thinking.”
I laugh. “No one can stop thinking.”
“It wasn’t a request.”
“No?”
He continues to kiss me. His mouth more urgent. His lips more demanding. His will imposed.
“No. We’re going to take that pizza inside,” he says. “Then we’re going to fuck in a hot shower so we can get warm. And then we’re going eat dinner naked in front of your fireplace.”
I just smile.
“Any objections?”
“Can’t think of any.”
“Good, because that wasn’t really a question either.”






Author Bio

JA Huss is the New York Times Bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today Bestseller's list 21 times in the past four years. She writes characters with heart, plots with twists, and perfect endings.

Her books have sold millions of copies all over the world, the audio version of her semi-autobiographical book, Eighteen, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award and an Audie Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively, her audiobook, Mr. Perfect, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2017, and her audiobook, Taking Turns, was nominated for an Audie Award in 2018.

She lives on a ranch in Central Colorado with her family.


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Thursday, May 24, 2018

COVER REVEAL- SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST BY SKYE WARREN

SURVIVAL_COVER REVEALSurvival of the Richest, an all-new emotional and romantic standalone from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren, is coming June 12th!

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Survival of the Richest by Skye Warren

Publishing Date: June 12th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

A Park Avenue princess...

My story starts with a plunge into the cold water of Manhattan's harbor. A strong hand hauls me back onto the deck of the luxury yacht. Christopher was supposed to be my enemy, the son of my mother's latest husband. Instead he protects me with fierce determination when I need him most.

This tale begins with a fall, but it doesn't end there.

Because another man wants me.

Sutton wants to consume me with a passion more feral than kind. In the lush emotional wilderness I'm not sure I want Christopher to save me this time...

Or if there will be anything left if he tries.

SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST is a book about finding your soul's desire, even if the search leads you places you never expect. A woman torn between two men. An impossible choice. And a war fought on the most dangerous battlefield--the heart.

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