Friday, April 18, 2014

Cover Reveal HARD TO HOLD ONTO by Laura Kaye (Hard Ink Series) @AvonBooks @laurakayeauthor

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Edward "Easy" Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to
save those he loves--which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of
his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make
him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year

Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her
feel--and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her
reach *far* beyond gratitude.

As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both
know one thing: the things in life most worth having are the hardest to
hold on to.

Praise for the Hard Ink Series

For Hard As You Can:

"TOP PICK! There is a sinister and desperate edge to this tale that will
keep readers glued to their seats. Kaye has dark romantic suspense nailed!"
~ RT Book Reviews Magazine

"Hard As You Can is another five star read. The characters Ms. Kaye has
created are wonderfully broken and the drama is gritty, but the burgeoning
romance and the tight-knitted relationship of the team leaves you with a
sense of redemption. A must read series!" ~San Francisco Book Review

For Hard As It Gets:

"Edgy, sexy and full of suspense! A great read from a great new author!" ~
#1 NYT Bestselling Author J.R. Ward

"Sizzling romance... The intriguing tattoo parlor and military background
will appeal to fans of Suzanne Brockmann and Lindsay McKenna." ~Publishers
Weekly Review

"Kaye's depiction of sexual tension and her sex scenes are masterful and
this will appeal to fans of Maya Banks' KGI and Julia Ann Walker's Black
Knight's series." ~Booklist

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a
dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s
large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore
involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long
fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in
Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and
appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

TVBT: JUST ONE NIGHT by Lauren Layne (Sex, Love and Stiletto's Series) @_LaurenLayne @Loveswept #giveaway #review

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New York’s hottest “sexpert” has been living a lie—and it’s up to one man to keep her honest . . . all night long.

Riley McKenna knows sex – good sex, bad sex, kinky sex…Her articles in Stiletto magazine are consistently the publication’s most scandalous—and the most read. But Riley has a secret…all that sexy talk? Not an ounce of it comes from personal experience. Her own bedroom escapades are more limited than even her best friends know. When her editor requests that all columnists write something more personal for Stiletto’s anniversary issue, Riley turns to the one man she’s always been able to count on and calls in the favor of a lifetime.

Sam Compton would do anything for Riley McKenna. Anything except be her experimental sex toy. He refuses her request. At least until she tells him that it’ll either be him or she’ll go to someone else. And that, Sam can’t accept. Reluctantly he agrees to her terms—one night of completely meaningless sex in the name of research. Riley thinks she’s prepared for what awaits her in Sam’s bed.  After ten years of writing about sex, actually doing it shouldn’t be that different, right? So wrong. What starts as “one time only” becomes “just one more time.” And then one more. And before they know it, Riley and Sam learn first-hand that when it comes to love, there’s no such thing as just one night.

If you haven't read any of the books in the Sex, Love and Stiletto's Series by Lauren Layne, you need to get on that RIGHT AWAY!  This Contemporary Romance Series is Flirty, Fun and Fabulous!  Lauren Layne writes with personality, and the characters literally jump off the pages...there is not ONE character that I don't LOVE!!

JUST ONE NIGHT, the third book in the series, features our "Sex-Expert" Riley, and the man she has been crushing on FOREVER....Her brother's best-friend, Sam.  Let's just say the sparks are FINALLY being ignited and you better stand back, or you might get burned by the heat these two create.  Years of sexual attraction is finally being put to good use, and you won't be sorry that you were there for the wild ride!

Emotional, Exciting and Enticing...JUST ONE NIGHT will have you devouring page after page, and wanting MORE..MORE...MORE!  I already harassed Lauren on Facebook to see if Emma and Alex will be getting their own book...and I KNOW you all will feel the same way after you read the series.  Clear your schedule, cause once you get started with the Stiletto Girls, you won't want to stop!!

Lauren Layne is a Contemporary Romance Writer to watch! I can't tell you how happy I am that I found her and she is now a MUST-READ Author for me!!  And the Sex, Love and Stiletto Series is a MUST-READ for all romance lovers!!

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Lauren Layne graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in political science that she has yet to put to good use. After dabbling in an e-commerce career in Seattle and Southern California, Layne moved to New York City, where she now writes full-time. She lives with her husband and their plus-size pomeranian in a tiny Manhattan studio.

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TVBT: FALLING FOR OWEN by Jennifer Ryan (McBrides #2) @AvonBooks #giveaway #HeroProfile

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The McBrides of Fallbrook return with reformed bad boy Owen. He'll do whatever he must to protect the woman who's captured his heart. Attorney by day, rancher by night Owen McBride conquered his dark past and made it his mission to help the innocent—even at the expense of a personal life. But when a client's abusive ex-husband targets Owen and his gorgeous neighbor Claire gets caught in the crossfire, his feelings turn anything but professional. The mysterious beauty awakens something in him, and he'll move heaven and earth to keep her safe.

Coffee shop owner Claire Walsh learned the hard way that handsome men aren't to be trusted. Owen may be sexy as hell and determined to take care of her, but she's reluctant to put her heart on the line. His presence in her life puts a target on her back, yet the more time she spends with him, the more she finds she can't help falling for Owen.

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Name: Owen McBride
Occupation: Lawyer
Physical Description: 
6' 1", blond hair, blue eyes.
Softball with my nieces. Horses. Spending time with family. Claire - she makes me happy.
My horse rolling in the mud and needing a good wash-down right before my date arrives. My client inserting herself into my life and getting between me and the woman I love. Anyone who threatens or hurts my family.
Relationship Status: 
Completely in love with a blonde beauty named Claire.
Typical Friday Night: 
Before I met Claire, it was tending to the horses and reading legal briefs alone at home. Now, it's BBQs on the back patio. Good food, good wine, and a good woman under the stars.
Drink of Choice: 
Red Wine   
Favorite Food:
Choice of Transportation: 
Boxers or Briefs: 
Best Memory to Date:
Words to live by: Protect the ones you love.

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 JENNIFER RYAN, author of The Hunted Series, writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances. 

Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isn’t writing a book, she’s reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home, and how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper. 

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

TVBT: SHADE'S FALL by Jamie Begley (The Last Riders #4) #giveaway #giftcard @tastybooktours

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Shade is everything Lily doesn't want in a man. He's rude, obnoxious and he's definitely not a cowboy. The tattooed enforcer for The Last Riders is a mystery Lily doesn't want to solve. He's too much for her to handle, especially with the nightmares from her past constantly threatening her sanity.

Lily is everything Shade wants in a woman. She's sweet, kind and submissive. When she discovers the truth about The Last Riders, it threatens to tear apart every relationship within the club. Her rebellion causes the predatory instincts to rise in the ex Navy SEAL sniper.

When the nightmares from her past come calling, Shade is her only hope of surviving the approaching confrontation.  Could their passion be Shade's downfall?'s no secret that I am a Last Rider ADDICT...yes..I admit it...I have read each book probably twenty times, and yes, I have my favorite scenes highlighted on my kindle...and Yes...I think Knox is my official TOP Tasty Hero cause he is sexy as all get's no secret that I simply adored SHADE'S FALL, which is The Last Riders Series Book Four, and yes, I suggest reading ALL of the books, cause they are so damn good!

To be honest, I was shocked at how tame SHADE'S FALL was compared to the other three books in the series.  With Shade being the "Worst" of the group, I thought it would be super naughty, and it was, or at least the scene's with Shade and Lily were, but it was quite tame within the group as well, which wasn't a bad thing, as I loved to be able to see a different side of Shade, a more sensitive side, and we get a little Dirty side of Lily, so I think it evened out quite well.  And of course I got my Knox fix, which made the whole book for me!  Oh and we got a little bit more of Train, who has intrigued me from RAZER'S RIDE, so I can't wait to see where Jamie takes his story.

With a bit of mystery, which is present in ALL the Last Rider's Romances, and Jamie's signature Naughty Bits, we have ourselves a fabulous addition to the Last Riders Series, which I will have to read a few more times until I get my hands on KING, which is the next release coming out in June 2014. (Yes...I am counting down the days)

Name:  Shade
Age: Thirty-one
Part-owner of The Last Rider Survivalist Company
Physical Description: 
6’1, short dark brown hair, piercing blue eyes, lean with steel toned muscles, and covered in tats.
Women, weed, guns, and parties.
Men who look at Lily, men who think about Lily, and especially men who Lily smiles at.
Relationship Status:  
Single, but taken.
Typical Friday Night: 
Drinking and f***ing at The Last Rider Clubhouse Party.
Drink of Choice: 
Favorite Food: 
Favorite Song: 
Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones
Choice of Transportation: 
Boxers or Briefs: 
Boxer-briefs. Boxer-briefs
Best Memory to Date: 
First time he saw Lily, when she came out of the diner with Beth and they were eating ice cream.
Words to live by: 
Only Death Can Stop Me

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“I was born in a small town in Kentucky. My family began poor, but worked their way to owning a restaurant. My mother was one of the best cooks I have ever known, and she instilled in all her children the value of hard work, and education.

Taking after my mother, I’ve always love to cook, and became pretty good if I do say so myself. I love to experiment and my unfortunate family has suffered through many. They now have learned to steer clear of those dishes. I absolutely love the holidays and my family puts up with my zany decorations.

For now, my days are spent writing, writing, and writing. I have two children who both graduate this year from college. My daughter does my book covers, and my son just tries not to blush when someone asks him about my books.

Currently I am writing four series of books- The Last Riders, The Dark Souls, The VIP Room, and Biker Bitches series. My favorite book I have written is Soul Of A Woman, which I am hoping to release during the summer of 2014. It took me two years to write, during which I lost my mother, and brother. It’s a book that I truly feel captures the true depths of love a woman can hold for a man. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I am an emotional writer who wants the readers to feel the emotion of the characters they are reading. Because of this, Teased is probably the hardest thing I have written.

All my books are written for one purpose- the enjoyment others find in them, and the expectations of my fans that inspire me to give it my best. In the near future I hope to take a weekend break and visit Vegas that will hopefully be this summer. Right now I am typing away on my next story and looking forward to traveling this summer!”

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Melanie Brooks is determined to prove her father wrong, she does have what it takes to be a champion in the cage. The only problem is that she needs a trainer, one that can help her get the championship belt she's determined to win. Her brother's friend Zane is the obvious choice, now she just has to convince him.

Zane, a disgraced MMA fighter, takes one look at the feisty Melanie and knows he is headed for trouble, but decides to go for it anyway. For her own safety, he should stay away, but Melanie’s fighting spirit reawakens his own, forcing him to make the choice to stay a prisoner of his past or fight his way back to being a champion.

Cathryn Williams is the oldest and only female in a family of four children.  While born on the east coast, she has lived all over the country.  Her father’s job as an engineer caused the family to move throughout her entire youth.  She has spent time in Texas, Idaho, and Nevada before moving back to the eastern part of the country as an adult. It was during these early years that her love of literature began, starting with Nancy Drew and growing with the Sweet Valley High series stories.  This passion grew with each book and has caused her to transition into writing her own stories.  Cathryn’s inspiration stems from a diverse childhood, loving family, and oversized lapdog Scarlet.  When not giving life to her characters, she enjoys traveling, marathoning TV shows, and spending time with her family.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Release Day: FAR GONE by Laura Griffin #RomanceSuspense @Laura_Griff


To save her only brother, Andrea Finch must face down a criminal mastermind, the FBI, and her own demons in this thrilling novel from the author of the bestselling Tracers series.

Police detective Andrea Finch is a rising star in her department until a split-second decision derails her career. Disgraced and disillusioned, she’s on leave from her job when she gets an urgent call from her younger brother. She’d prefer to ignore his latest plea for cash, but this time instinct tells her something is very wrong. Andrea’s search for answers takes her to a dusty Texas border town where danger lurks in plain sight and nothing is quite what it seems.

FBI agent Jon North is working undercover in west Texas investigating an unsolved murder that may be linked to a broader plot. But when the evidence points to Andrea’s brother, Jon finds that persuading the stubborn cop to help will be harder than cracking his toughest case. 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author LAURA GRIFFIN started her career in journalism before venturing into the world of romantic suspense. She is a two-time RITA Award winner (for the books Scorched and Whisper of Warning) as well as the recipient of the Daphne du Maurier Award (for Untraceable). Laura currently lives in Austin, where she is working on her next book.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Book Blast: KISSING THE MAID OF HONOR by Robin Bielman #sale #digital


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

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

Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and crazy-cute mini Labradoodle, Harry (named after Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher's Dresden Files books). When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also likes to run, hike, and dip her toes in the ocean. Filled with wanderlust, she longs to visit many different places and fulfill her curiosity. She wouldn’t mind indulging her sweet tooth in every location either. She’s a lover of sticky notes, cable television shows and cafĂ© mochas. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Release Day: DOWN AND DIRTY by Kimberley Troutte (SEAL EXtreme Team Short Story) #giveaway #Newrelease @tastybooktours

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SEAL Lieutenant Commander Nick Talley keeps promises, but taking care of a teammate’s sister is a vow he should’ve made. How can a man tortured by the past, help a woman fight her tough future?

Broken dreams…

Ironman qualifier, Jill Connors, is counting the days until her brother brings handsome Nick home with him. But a buried IED takes her brother’s life and a drunk driver steals her competition hopes. Will Nick want a woman with only one foot?

Love has a way of healing the wounded…one muddy step at a time.

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Jill awoke to see a figure sleeping in the chair next to her bed. Wide shoulders, short dark hair, naval dress…“Billy!”
The man lifted his head and pierced her with amber eyes. Not green. Not Billy’s.
No, this was the courageous, hard-headed lieutenant commander her brother adored. He was also the man who had starred in quite a few of her steamy fantasies. Nick’s here? I’m not dreaming?
Nick Talley was the only man Billy respected enough to call brother. One of the few he’d die for. If he was really here, not a figment of her overactive imagination, then…
Oh, God.
She remembered everything. It was as if her insides were suddenly shredded. “I was driving to his funeral when this car slammed into me.” She studied a face that was rugged and strong, but old too, like he’d lived through centuries of pain and barely survived. “Billy’s dead?”
“Yes.” The muscles in his jaw worked to ground down his feelings, but his eyes filled with grief. He was suffering, maybe as much as she was.
“You were there?” Her voice ripped out of her. It was too screechy. She couldn’t control it.
“He died in my arms.”
“Thank you.” She opened her arms and welcomed him. He lurched forward, pressing his head into her chest. Tears flooded out of them both. Together they mourned. She’d missed her brother’s funeral, but somehow she knew Billy was okay with that. This personal moment from the two people who loved him the most would’ve been enough. Somewhere, Billy was smiling.
When she finally caught her breath, she scooted over as best she could. “Lay down beside me.”
“You sure? I don’t want to hurt you.”
“I’m already hurting. It’s a nightmare I can’t wake from.” The way he winced, she suspected he had nightmares of his own. “Please. I want to touch something real.”
He eased down beside her.
Tentatively, she laid her head on his shoulder. He was all muscle and warmth. She placed her arm over his chest and felt his heart beating strong under her palm. Just what she needed.
Lifting her hair, he pulled it back out of the way and wrapped his arm around her. “I’ve got you, sweetheart.”
A sweeter truth was never spoken. Nick had her, all right, since the first day she’d seen him.
She had been Skyping with her brother when a tall, dark-haired man of steel peeked around Billy’s shoulder and came into view on her computer.
“Hey gorgeous, why are you talking to Worm when you could be talking to me?”
She laughed. “You must be Nick.”
“He mentioned me, huh? Whatever he said was a lie.” He looked into the screen, melting her with his intense stare. “You’re beautiful.” He glanced at Billy. “Shit, Connor, what happened to you? Did they drop you on your face when you were a baby?”
“I have no problem with the ladies, wise-ass.” Billy elbowed Nick in the gut so hard he doubled over.
“Is that my not-too-subtle cue to step away from the Skype?” Nick asked, never taking his eyes off her.
Holy mackerel, he was gorgeous. “No, you don’t have to leave yet. Stay.” She was a thin line away from begging.
“No way! Nu-uh. It’s my brother-sister bonding time. Go away, Nick,” Billy complained, but Jill couldn’t help but notice he was grinning.
“All right. I’ll go.” Nick moved closer, and his face filled her screen. And what a face! All chiseled and rough, except those full lips. A girl could spend a lifetime getting to know that mouth. “Nice meeting you, Jill. I hope to talk to you again. Soon. Real soon.”
Wowza, she hoped so too.
Billy had said that Nick was tough, loyal, and damned good at his job. He’d saved Billy’s ass more times than he could count. Her brother had neglected to say that his buddy was hot.
And now she was lying in bed with Nick Talley. Her head was on his amazing shoulder. It was the one great moment in a terrible day.
“Go to sleep, Jilly-girl. I’m right here.” His deep voice rumbled in her ear.
And he was there. God, he really was. How had he come to her at the exact moment she needed him the most? His heartbeat soothed her, and she let herself drift.
They both went to sleep.

Kimberley Troutte is a Southern California girl, born and raised. She lives with her amazing hubby, two awesome sons, one old dog, a wild cat, four very large snakes and various other creatures the man/kids/dog inevitably drag in.

Kimberley has been an accountant, substitute teacher, caterer, financial analyst for a major defense contractor, real-estate broker, aerobics instructor and a freelance writer. With a B.A in Business Economics and a M.S. in Systems Management, she was destined to write romance. 

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Cover Reveal: DAISY DOES IT ALL by Kylie Gilmore (Clover Park Series) #Reveal #Giveaway #ebook

Reality is overrated…

Exhausted single mom Daisy Garner is shocked when her blog about life with Darling Husband and Baby Delight in their charming Victorian home brings a national talk show to her door.
Amazing! Except she made the whole thing up.
Panic! Now she needs to borrow a Victorian house and find a man to play her fake husband on TV.

Travis O’Hare steps up for the role, as long as she’ll marry him for real. He wants their son to have the stable home life Travis never had.

But before the wedding can happen, Travis and Daisy have to get through the interview with a ratings hungry host and a slick producer with ties to Daisy’s troubled past. When a winter storm traps them all, it begs the question: can two people pretending at love finally discover the real thing?

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Kylie Gilmore was lucky enough to discover romance novels at a young age as they were strewn all over the house (thanks, Mom!). She writes quirky, tender romance with a solid dose of humor. Her first book in the Clover Park series, The Opposite of Wild, will launch in January 2014 featuring the oldest of three brothers and his lady love. The next two books in the series give each brother his dream girl (eventually).
Kylie lives in New York with her family, two cats, and a nutso dog. When she's not writing, wrangling kids, or dutifully taking notes at writing conferences, you can find her flexing her muscles all the way to the high cabinet for her secret chocolate stash.