Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Chance Encounter by Christy Reece (LCR Elite #2) #NewRelease @ChristyReece #Interview #Giveaway @Tastybooktours #RomanceSuspense


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CHANCE ENCOUNTER
An LCR Elite Novel #2
Christy Reece
Released June 29th, 2015



She’s the face of innocence whose secrets, if uncovered, could destroy her carefully crafted life.

On the cusp of achieving every goal she’s set for herself, Kacie Dane is one step away from superstardom. The hell she endured five years ago is a nightmare of the past. With a new name and a new life, no one would ever recognize her as the ravaged victim she’d once been. Her secret is safe…or so she thinks.


He’s a disgraced former sports star looking for redemption, determined to stay in the shadows.

Once the golden boy of the NFL, Brennan Sinclair’s fall from grace was witnessed by the entire world. Determined to stay out of the limelight and make his life count for something, he joins the Elite branch of Last Chance Rescue. Brennan never expected his first assignment would draw him back into the life that almost destroyed him.


Some secrets should never be kept. Some sins can never be forgiven.

Someone knows exactly who Kacie Dane is and will stop at nothing to destroy her. Brennan is sure that he, along with his LCR Elite partners, can keep Kacie safe and unmask the evil trying to destroy her, but he never expected to lose his heart to the one woman he couldn’t have.


A killer bent on revenge. A woman who refuses to be broken. A man in need of redemption.

No one is safe.



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A HUGE Welcome to one of my favorite Romance Suspense Authors, Christy Reece, who just yesterday released the second book in the LCR Elite Series, CHANCE ENCOUNTER!

 A Tasty Read: Christy, you have recently started publishing Independent, why the change?

Christy Reece: When my publisher chose not to continue the Last Chance Rescue series, I was disappointed. I decided to self publish the tenth book of that series, Chances Are, as a testing of the waters. I wanted to know if people would still buy my books if they were self published. I was thrilled with the reception my readers gave Chances Are. 

Around the same time, my publisher asked me to take a pen name and write something a little different. I wrote the first two books in the Wildefire series under the pen name Ella Grace. My publisher didn't want to publish a 3rd book in that series, but I knew there were readers who wanted to read that last book, so I chose to self publish Midnight Shadows.

Once I realized the advantages of self publishing--total control of cover, content, release dates--I decided to go completely indie.

 ATR: CHANCE ENCOUNTER is the second in your LCR Elite Series, do they need to be read as a series?  

CR: No, each book in the LCR Elite series is a stand-alone. There’s an occasional mention of previous couples but only in passing.


ATR: Do you suggest the readers go back and devour your Last Chance Rescue series to get a better understanding of the team/series/characters?

CR: Not necessarily. Although I'd love for them to read the entire series simply because I love those stories and characters. 

One of the biggest reasons I created the LCR Elite series was so readers wouldn't feel like they needed to go back and read ten books of one series before starting a new one. Even though Noah McCall leads both the Last Chance Rescue Organization and the LCR Elite Team, the operatives, missions, and storylines are completely different.


ATR: What other series are you working on?  

CR: I'm currently writing Whatever It Takes, the second book in my Grey Justice series. Also working on the 3rd LCR Elite book, Running Scared, and a stand-alone contemporary romance that so far is strictly romance. Not a villain in sight. Although the way my muse works, that could change at any moment. I do love a good villain.


ATR: What have you recently released? 

CR: I released Midnight Shadows in March, which was the last book in my Ella Grace Wildefire trilogy about triplet sisters from Midnight, Alabama. And last year, I released Nothing To Lose, the first book in my Grey Justice Series, and Running On Empty, the first book in the LCR Elite Series.


 ATR: Do you have a favorite hero/heroine/villain/couple that has stayed with you? 

CR: In a way, they've all stayed with me simply because when I'm writing their story, they are so real to me. I fall in love with each character, even my villains! However, Kacie Dane and Brennan Sinclair are extra special to me for a couple of reasons. I didn't plan to write their book. The next LCR Elite book was supposed to be Running Scared about Elite operatives Justin Kelly and Riley Ingram. In early March, when I was about to release Midnight Shadows, I had a dream and woke up with the entire plot of Chance Encounter in my head. That has never happened to me! I've figured out plot points or story problems while sleeping but never have I dreamed an entire story. How could I not write it? 

I adore Kacie and Brennan, individually and as a couple. They so perfectly imperfect. They've both been through hell and are still reeling from their losses. Kacie looks like she has the perfect life, but she's dealing with a very private pain. Brennan's life fell apart in front of the entire world, and all he wants to do is stay in the shadows and make his life count for something. They help each other heal, and all the while there's someone out there trying to destroy Kacie.


 ATR: What is harder for you to write, Sex Scene, or Action Scene? 

CR: It depends. I don't usually write my love scenes until I've finished writing the book. I can't write intimate scenes between two people that I don't know. When I do feel like I know them well enough, it's not as difficult, but I still need to be in the right frame of mind. A glass or wine (or two) does help. :)

Action scenes can be difficult to carry out unless I know in advance what my end game is--death or capture of the villain, character injured, etc. And a lot of times I don't know what will happen until the action starts and the characters take over. Makes for some exciting if somewhat difficult writing days.


ATR: Why should readers pick up CHANCE ENCOUNTER?

CR: I think this story will appeal to a wide range of readers. A famous model who looks like she has the perfect life but is hiding a multitude of secrets. A former NFL superstar who fell from grace in the most public way possible. It's a story of redemption and second chances. About two wounded people who are struggling on their own, trying to make up for past mistakes and do the right thing, and discover they're much stronger together than they ever could be apart. There’s humor, tears, suspense, action, mystery, and plenty of steam.


Stop back tomorrow and Thursday for my reviews of RUNNING ON EMPTY and CHANCE ENCOUNTER!



Growing up in a tiny community in Alabama boasting only one stop sign and a gas station gave Christy ample opportunity to create daring adventures in her head. When she wasn't thinking of her story characters, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys kept her entertained and out of trouble. Later came the chills of Stephen King and the thrills of John Grisham, but the romance genre always held a strong place in her heart.

A few years ago, she decided to write the stories that had been rattling around in her head. Now she and her characters couldn't be happier.

Christy lives in Alabama with her husband, five adorable fur-kids and one very shy turtle.

The Perfect Bargain by Julia London w/a Jessa McAdams (How to Marry a Highlander #1) #ReleaseBlast #Giveaway #Contemporary @EntangledPub


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How to Marry a Highlander # 1
By: Julia London writing as Jessa McAdams
Releasing June 30, 2015
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American lass seeks brawny Scot...

As if being newly single isn’t brutal enough, Sloane Chatfield's friends are getting obnoxious about setting her up. When Sloane insists she's waiting for a certain sexy fictional Highlander to come along, her friends surprise her with a trip to Scotland to find her a new boyfriend. She’d rather have a root canal. But if she can find a Highland hunk to “break her heart” before her friends arrive…

In a remote Highland village, Galen Buchanan is struggling to keep the family pub afloat. Everything is falling apart, he’s running out of money, and now there's an opinionated American lass parked at his best table, driving him mad. But then Sloane asks Galen to be her pretend Highland boyfriend...and offers him enough money to save the pub. It’s only for a few days, he figures. What's the worst that could happen?


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Julia London is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of more than thirty romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular Cabot Sisters historical series, including The Trouble with Honor, The Devil Takes a Bride, and the The Scoundrel and the Debutante. She is also the author of several acclaimed contemporary romances, including The Cedar Springs series, and the recent Homecoming Ranch, Return to Homecoming Ranch, and The Perfect Homecoming. Julia has added a short contemporary series to her titles as well, including The Perfect Bargain, writing under the name Jessa McAdams.


Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a four time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. To keep up with all the Julia London news, please visit http://www.julialondon.com. Follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/julialondon



Friday, June 26, 2015

Dirty Thoughts by Megan Erickson (Mechanics of Love #1) @MeganErickson_ @Avonbooks #Giveaway #NewRelease

DIRTY THOUGHTS
Mechanics of Love #1
Megan Erickson
Released June 16th, 2015
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Some things are sexier the second time around

Cal Payton has gruff and grumbly down to an art...all the better for keeping people away. And it usually works. Until Jenna Macmillan—his biggest mistake—walks into Payton and Sons mechanic shop all grown up, looking like sunshine, and inspiring more than a few dirty thoughts.

Jenna was sure she was long over the boy she'd once loved with reckless abandon, but one look at the steel-eyed Cal Payton has her falling apart all over again. Ten years may have passed, but the pull is stronger than ever...and this Cal is all man.

Cal may have no intention of letting Jenna in, but she's always been his light, and it's getting harder to stay all alone in the dark. When a surprise from the past changes everything, Cal and Jenna must decide if their connection should be left alone, or if it's exactly what they need for the future of their dreams.




He was flipping the cap of the water in his fingers and finishing the last of the bottle when Brent poked his head in the back room. “Hey.”
Cal raised his eyebrows.
“Someone’s asking for you.”
Cal tossed the empty bottle in the trash. “The Graingers?”
“Nope, they just came and got the Subaru and left. This is a new customer.”
Cal threw the empty bottle in the recycling bin, turned off the light to the back room, and followed his brother out to the garage. “We’re closing soon. Is it an emergency? Are they regulars?” He pulled a rag out of his pocket and began to wipe his dirty hands. He thought about washing them first in case this customer wanted to shake hands.
Brent didn’t answer him, didn’t even look at him over his shoulder.
And that was when a small sliver of apprehension trickled down his spine. “Brent—”
His brother whirled around and held his arm out as they walked past a Bronco their dad had been working on. “I think it’s better if you take this one.”
Cal squinted into the sun and when his eyes adjusted to the light, her legs were the first thing he saw. And he knew—he fucking knew—because how many times had he sat in class in high school staring at those legs in a little skirt, dreaming about when he could get back between them? It’d been a lot.
His eyes traveled up those bare legs to a tiny pair of denim shorts, up a tight tank top that showed a copious amount of cleavage, and then to that face that he’d never, ever forget as long as he lived.
He never thought he’d see Jenna MacMillan again. And now, there she was, standing in front of his garage next to a Dodge Charger, her brunette hair in a wavy mass around her shoulders.
Fuck.



After meeting Cal and Brent, Max's brothers from MAKE IT RIGHT, which is the second book in the Bowler University New Adult Series by Megan, I said...damn those two sexy Mechanics need books, especially Cal.  I wanted to know why he was such a grump...and bet he was good in bed...hee hee...and if you were wondering...he is...so so good,and very sexy in all his grumpiness!

DIRTY THOUGHTS is such a great romance and just what I needed to get me out of my slump.  Cal and Jenna were so easy to love and Megan gives just the right amount of hint here and there to keep you reading.  DIRTY THOUGHTS was a bit of an addiction!  

The story line flowed perfectly, and the surprises just kept coming.  Cal and Jenna have the past to compete with, and it was a bitter-sweet past, but the good sometimes outweighs the bad, and in this case, Cal just needs to get out of his own way!  I will say that Dylan (the asshole) or Dill Pickle as Delilah refers to him as, doesn't make it easy for Cal to take the high road.  Like Cal doesn't have enough on his plate with all the "Family" drama that comes to his door...and it was a SHOCK for those of us who read MAKE IT RIGHT.

Readers who love a second chance romance will want to add DIRTY THOUGHTS to their Summer Must Read list!  If you are a lover of Rachel Gibson, you will want to give Megan Erickson a try!




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Megan Erickson grew up in a family that averages 5’5” on a good day and started writing to create characters who could reach the top kitchen shelf.

She’s got a couple of tattoos, has a thing for gladiators and has been called a crazy cat lady. After working as a journalist for years, she decided she liked creating her own endings better and switched back to fiction.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. And no, she still can’t reach the stupid top shelf.

Praise for MEGAN ERICKSON

“A super sweet, extra sexy second chance romance that will have you laughing out loud and needing a minute to cool off. Dirty Thoughts is right!”
   — Jay Crownover, New York Times bestselling author

“Megan Erickson ratchets up the romance and sizzle in her sexy new series. The Mechanics of Love will rev readers’ hearts.”
   — Jennifer Ryan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

“Megan Erickson writes hot, hot, HOT stories packed with emotion and humor. You’re going to want to read everything she’s ever written!”
   — Sophie Jordan, USA Today bestselling author

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

#BookBlast REMIND ME by Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers (Chasing Fire #1) @AnnMarie_Walker @Amy_KRogers #Giveaway


Have you met Hudson Chase?


REMIND ME
Chasing Fire #1
Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers
Released  April 21st, 2015
Berkley Intermix


First in a tantalizing new trilogy about reigniting a forbidden desire from long ago...

As heiress to a media empire Alessandra Sinclair was raised to put family obligations first. But everything changes the night her first love walks back into her life and turns her whole world upside down. Haunted by the memories of a secret romance with a boy from the wrong side of the tracks, she can't seem to get Hudson Chase out of her mind. Once again torn between two worlds, Allie must decide how much she's willing to risk to have the love she's always longed for.

Ten years is a long time to wait, but billionaire Hudson Chase didn't become CEO of one of the country's fastest growing companies by giving up on what he wants. Now that he's got Allie in his sights again, he's determined to make her regret breaking his heart. And this time, he's going to make damn sure he's not so easy to forget.

Includes a preview of Release Me book two of the Chasing Fire trilogy.



Praise for the Chasing Fire trilogy


"Exceptional...Seriously sexy and sinfully steamy. Can't wait for more from this writing duo!"--New York Times bestselling author Tara Sue Me

"Walker and Rogers strike the perfect balance between blistering physical desire and heartfelt connections..."--RT Book Review  


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Just when he was about to rip the damn door off the hinges, it swung open. “Took you long enough.” Not an ounce of amusement resonated in his voice.
Alessandra stared at him for a beat, her face registering disbelief and bewilderment. “I was in the shower.”
Hudson stood framed in the doorway. Right now he wasn’t feeling like the billionaire mogul the rest of the world knew, but a man past the limits of control. His eyes raked over her from head to toe and she pulled the lapels of her robe tighter against his searing gaze. “Why did you come to my place?” he demanded.
Her spine straightened. “Shouldn’t you be out with a leggy brunette about now?”
“Canceled. Now answer the question.”
“I . . .” She hesitated.
“Tell me.”
“I don’t know.” Her grip tightened on the silk robe, wrinkling the fabric.
“Bullshit. You do know. You can’t stop thinking about me.” He jutted forward, bracing one hand on the doorjamb. “I know this because I can’t stop thinking about you.”
“Don’t—”
“Every time I close my eyes I see you, feel your mouth sliding against mine, and it drives me fucking crazy—”
She held up her hand. “Hudson, please stop.”
“Then you show up at my penthouse. And now, knowing you’re naked underneath that robe . . .”
“You can’t keep saying these things to me.”
“You don’t mean that. In fact,” his eyes flicked down briefly to her nipples straining against the thin fabric, begging for his attention, “I think it turns you on.”
“You’ve got a lot of nerve.”
“Do I? I bet if I rip open that robe and feel between your legs, you’re soaking wet.” His gaze darkened and his voice lowered to an intimate challenge. “Want me to prove it?”
Her jaw dropped. “You need to leave.”
When she made a move to close the door, Hudson’s palm smacked flat against the wood. “Not until you admit I’m right.”
“Is that what this is about, you being right?”
“No, though I am.” His voice took on a decisive edge. “The road is paved in hard truths, Alessandra, not denials.”
“And you think I’m the one in denial?”
His gaze was rock steady. “I know you are. But fuck if I’ll let you push me away again.”
“It doesn’t matter how I feel.” Her voice thinned. “It’s too late for us, Hudson.”
“The hell it is.” His chest expanded and he blew out an exasperated breath. He needed to connect with the girl she used to be, the girl he knew was still there, beneath the layers of socialite status. “Damnit, Allie. Just admit you feel the same.”
“Admit what? That I haven’t stopped thinking about you since the moment I turned around and saw you at the gala? That I can’t stop picturing what could have happened in your office? Or about how part of me was disappointed you didn’t fuck me on that barstool? Is that what you want me to admit, Hudson, that no matter how many years have passed, I still want you as much as I did back then?”
“Yes, I need to hear you say it.”



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Though thousands of miles apart, Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers are in constant contact, plotting story lines and chatting about their love of alpha males, lemon drop martinis and British supermodel, David Gandy. You can find them on twitter as @AnnMarie_Walker and @Amy_KRogers. 



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Friday, June 19, 2015

Reclaim Me by Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers (Chasing Fire #3) #CoverReveal #Giveaway @AnnMarie_Walker @Amy_KRogers

Coming Soon to Your E-Reader.....
The Highly Anticipated conclusion 
of the Chasing Fire Series


RECLAIM ME
Chasing Fire #3
Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers
Releasing October 21st, 2015
Berkley Intermix


As the heart-pounding Chasing Fire trilogy concludes, a dangerous entanglement leaves Hudson and Allie wondering how much they're willing to risk for the love they can't live without...

There's almost nothing Alessandra Sinclair wouldn't do for Hudson Chase. He was her first love, and she's determined that he'll be her last. But when the terrible truth Hudson has been hiding comes to light, Allie finds herself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a man from her past who's determined to use what he knows to ruin Hudson. Now, the only way to save the man she loves may be to lose him forever...

Hudson has always known that the secrets he keeps could be his downfall, but he never expected them to put Allie's life in danger as well. It's time for him to come clean--before everything he's ever wanted is destroyed...

Includes previews of REMIND ME and RELEASE ME, the first two books of the Chasing Fire trilogy.


Praise for the Chasing Fire trilogy


"Exceptional...Seriously sexy and sinfully steamy. Can't wait for more from this writing duo!"--New York Times bestselling author Tara Sue Me

"Walker and Rogers strike the perfect balance between blistering physical desire and heartfelt connections..."--RT Book Review  


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Though thousands of miles apart, Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers are in constant contact, plotting story lines and chatting about their love of alpha males, lemon drop martinis and British supermodel, David Gandy. You can find them on twitter as @AnnMarie_Walker and @Amy_KRogers. 



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