Thursday, October 31, 2013

TRT: IT'S JUST LOVE by Kate Richards, @tastybooktours #giveaway

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Coral Nixie is living her dreams. Her cottage is blocks from her beloved beach and a haven for those seeking answers for their relationship problems. And so what if her own love life is non-existent? Helping others and surfing should be enough for anyone, even a virgin, slightly lonely witch.
Gage Middleton is a successful author and relationship counselor. His “Factors” can indicate the success of any relationship, and he’s about to propose to his own perfect match. Until Ms. Perfect dumps him, and he has to go on TV and defend his theories against a ridiculous, hippy witch with the most beautiful eyes.
On a dare from the host, the two set out to follow another couple on their first three dates. The man and woman they follow have nothing in common and neither do they. Can they let go of their own stubborn beliefs and accept that there’s nothing to prove in the midst of their own attraction? After all, It’s Just Love.

IT'S JUST LOVE is the Perfect Romance to Review on Halloween because, YES, the heroine Coral is a Witch, a Sweet, Fun, Beautiful, Down-to-Earth Witch.  Who happens to fall for a Buttoned-Up Relationship "Expert", who has just been dumped out of the blue by the woman he thought was a Perfect 10...Guess Not!
Gage and Coral are off to follow a couple on three dates, but it seems they find themselves more "ON" the date, then watching the date.  The attraction might have not been instant, but when the clothes come off...hee hee...the attraction runs HIGH and Hot, and the girl Gage thought was "flaky" is turning out to be more of a Perfect 10 than he thought, but does Coral feel the same, or will a few "White Lies" keep them apart.
A Charming, Sweet Romance with a fun paranormal twist!  I say, give this one a read!!

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Meet Kate
Kate Richards divides her time between Los Angeles and the High Sierras. She would gladly spend all her days in the mountains, but she’d miss the beach…and her very supportive husband’s commute would be three hundred miles. Wherever she is, she loves to explore all different kinds of relationships in her stories. She doesn’t believe one-size-fits-all, and whether her characters live BDSM, ménage, GLBT or any other kind of lifestyle, it’s the love, the joy I one another, that counts.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

TVBT: REVENGE IN RIO by Samantha Darling, HERO PROFILE @tastybooktours #giveaway

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Calculated revenge, unexpected passion…
Business magnate Luca Venancio is returning to Rio to pay his respects to his late brother, and to seduce his once fiancée, Daniella, back into his bed. Five years ago she left him without so much as a word, shunning him and the rich life he could offer in exchange for his younger, reckless brother. Now Luca wants revenge—seduce her and dump her, that's all he intends to do.
Blackmailed into a violent farce of a marriage, Daniella had no choice but to comply to protect Luca's life, even though it meant never being able to see him again. Years later, a twist of fate reunites them, throwing her plans of fleeing Rio out of the window and the love of her life straight back in.
Luca's flawless plan soon becomes complicated when he discovers Daniella is expecting his brother's child. It becomes even more complicated when old passions return. Can he actually go through with seducing her, bedding her, and then discarding her?

Name: Luca Venancio.
Age: 31
Businessman and owner of Venancio Mining Company.
Physical Description:
6’2. Muscular, toned, black hair, dark brown eyes. Tailored suits for work and jeans for home. (You like what you see? **Raises one eyebrow**) Is there a story behind that tattoo removal scar on your neck: **Sly grin** There is but I’d rather forget about it.
Fast cars. New York. Starbucks.
Smoking. Working Sundays. Violence.
Relationship Status:
It’s complicated; can we leave it there? No, we need more than that: Fine **relaxes back into the chair ** single but planning a very sweet revenge on an old flame.
Typical Friday Night:
Usually wrapped up in business and then pleasure ;-)
Drink of Choice:
Strong black coffee or a fine whiskey if it’s been a tough day.
Favorite Food:
Fillet steak.
Favorite Song:
Can’t say I have one, really depends on my mood.
Choice of Transportation:
My baby, Bugatti Veyron 16.4.
Boxers or Briefs:
Best Memory to Date:
Honestly….the day Daniella literally fell into my arms. It’s funny how your best memory can also be your worst.
Words to live by:
You may get a second chance; use it because there’s rarely a third.

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I live in Essex, not too far from London, with my very understanding husband, our identical twin boys, and two Bedlington Terriers. We're crammed into our rather cozy two-up two-down terrace and we can barely swing a cat, but hey, we love it. I work part-time as a nurse, but when I'm off duty, you will find me either chasing the toddlers around like a headless chicken, head buried in a book, or tapping away at my stories.
I have always loved to read and romance is by far my favourite genre! You can easily escape into such promising worlds, where sexy Alpha males lead the way and strong heroine's often can't help but fall head over heels in love. I adore a Happy Ever After - as I'm sure we all do if we're honest, right?!

Reading and writing go hand in hand and from the day I could read, I enjoyed writing. To put pen to paper and conjure up weird and wonderful little stories was what I thrived on! English was my favourite class at school right throughout to secondary - and I will always be thankful for the teachers who gave me the opportunities to develop and be creative! If I remember rightly, one of my first stories was called 'The Turkey Who Could Talk'...but I'll tell you more about that some other day :-) 
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TVBT: THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE COLLECTION by Lori Wilde @tastybooktours #giveaway

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There’s a legend in Twilight, Texas. It says that if on Christmas you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny.
Carrie, Raylene, Christine, and Flynn are all members of the Christmas Cookie Club. Each has a story to tell, and each discovers the miracles of the season and the power of love.
Carrie: Reconnects with her high school sweetheart . . .the only man she’s ever loved.
Raylene: Discovers that the daughter she gave away at birth is living right in Twilight . . .
Christine: Has given up on love . . . until the man ofher dreams walks through her shop door.
Grace: It’s Christmas Eve and Flynn and Jesse Calloway are thrilled to be expecting a new baby. Then Flynn’s car hits a patchof ice, and Jesse must move earth . . . and heaven . . .to save her and their unborn child.
Lori Wilde really brings out the heartfelt warmth of Christmas with this collection of Twilight Novellas.  I am not sure which story I enjoyed more, a Second Chance Romance, a New Romance and New Relationship between mother and daughter, a Second Chance Romance with a Chance at a Family, or the Sweet Delivery of Baby Grace. 
Each story made my heart feel lighter, as the pages just flew by, until I was at the end and I wanted to read it over again.  If you are a Fan of Small-Town Romance, Lori Wilde's Twilight Texas Series is a must read, and this novella is a Must Read for the season!!

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LORI WILDE is the New York Times bestselling author of more than sixty books. A former RITA finalist, Lori has received the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Holt Medallion, the Booksellers Best, the National Readers’ Choice, and numerous other honors. She lives in Texas, with her husband and a wide assortment of pets. Lori teaches Romance Writing Secrets via the internet through colleges and universities worldwide at Visit her at www.loriwilde.comor @LoriWilde on Twitter.
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Monday, October 28, 2013

TRT: TEXAS REDEEMED by Isla Bennet @tastybooktours #giveaway

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Ranch owner Valerie Jordan learned the hard way that people carve out their own destiny. She knows firsthand what can come of one night of unchecked attraction and lost inhibitions. And she also knows there’s only one way to handle guarded missionary doctor Peyton Turner: with caution. Thirteen years ago, they went from being friends to lovers to strangers. To save himself and outrun his past, Peyton disappeared. Now the prodigal son of Night Sky, Texas, is home—though he has no intention of staying. But once the revelation that he and Valerie share a troubled teenage daughter sends him on a hunt for answers, there’s no avoiding one another…no ignoring the undeniable desire that draws them together.

Texas Redeemed is a passionately written and emotionally gripping story of lust and risk, love and forgiveness, of confronting the damaging secrets of the past for a chance at redemption.

TEXAS REDEEMED is one of my favorite kind of romances, not just a second chance, which I LOVE, but a Second Chance You-Didn't-Know-You're-a-Daddy kind of Romance.  Peyton Turner comes back to his home-town to find out that his best-friend actually got pregnant from the one night stand they'd had before he left town for good, never to return again. 
The difference between this romance/women's fiction and other of the same style, Peyton finds out right from the beginning of the book, and the story is spent on him getting to know his teenage daughter, Lucy, who doesn't want anything to do with him, and finding love again with Valerie, his best-friend and mother of his child. 
Add some drama and heart-breaking scenes, and you have a fabulous story about finding love again and so much more, in the last place you would think to look. TEXAS REDEEMED is a heart-squeezer, and you will be pulled in from page one. 

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Meet Isla
Isla Bennet’s first encounter with a smoldering hero was on the junior high school bus—between the pages of a novel. Books have been her constant through growing up in the Midwest, partaking in some wicked travels, and working as a bookseller and nanny while earning two college degrees. She’s studied everything from English to sociology to art, and has figured out that she loves meeting people—particularly the ones she makes up. These days she indulges in her weakness for carpentry and all things retro, and dives into a new love story every day as a writer, freelance editor and RWA member—all while pursuing her wish to become a horseback-riding, volleyball-playing, French-speaking seasoned traveler.

Release Day Blast: FINDING THE RIGHT GIRL: A Nice Guy Spin-Off by Violet Duke @tastybooktours #giveaway

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From the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author who brought you the Nice Girl to Love trilogy, comes A Nice GUY to Love spin-off...

Brian Sullivan has been in love twice in his lifetime. He lost his first love to early-onset Huntington’s, and he lost the other more recently…to his brother. And somehow, his heart has managed to heal itself after both. Amazingly, without therapy. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t gotten a bit more cautious, however. Lately, Brian’s been thinking that maybe his brother’s now retired nothing-but-flings rule isn’t such a bad idea after all. Unfortunately, as the unofficial nice guy poster boy, Brian isn’t exactly versed in the fine art of flings. So he looks to the outrageously ‘unique,’ inexplicably enigmatic, provokingly button-pushing Tessa Daniels for a crash course.

There’s absolutely no way he’s falling in love with this one...right?

Tessa has no idea what she was thinking telling Brian that she was some sort of fling expert. She’s never been flung before and she sure as heck doesn’t know where or how to begin flinging a guy like Brian. It was a temporary lapse in sanity—no doubt because of the can’t-help-but-fall-for-him brain fuzz that hits her whenever he’s around. Not only does the man have her being more herself than she’s ever been in her life, but he’s the only person she knows who seems to have as many demons and skeletons in the closet as she does. What’s more, he’s got her thinking of the one thing she stopped letting herself even hope for years ago.

A happily ever after.
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For once, Tessa didn't have a snappy comeback for him.  And despite his current state, which was anything but funny, Brian grinned over that as he flicked his tongue out to slide along the seam of her lips in triumph.
But then he nearly bit his own tongue off. 
"Why wait?" she whispered, sliding a hand down past his waistband. 
He jackknifed upright and flipped her onto the bed, pulling her hand up out of his boxer briefs to pin both of her wrists behind her back, wedged against the mattress.
She wriggled against him.  "You’re always holding my hands down.  Don’t tell me, you have a thing for bondage?" she teased as she tried to escape his grip. 
When he couldn’t stop his hips from bucking sharply against hers in response, she stilled and met his gaze.  "Um…do you?  Because if that’s what you’re into, we can uh…"
Holding her wrists in one hand, he clapped the other over her mouth in exasperation.  "Don't you dare finish that sentence.”
Her body stopped squirming finally but there were still the equivalent of floating cartoon question marks in her eyes.
She was going to be the death of him.

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National bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education who is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance novels.  Besides writing and feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, she can often be found tackling reno projects with her power tools and trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first, or cooking 'special edition' dishes that laugh in the face of recipes.  Violet lives in Hawai'i with her two cute kids and similarly adorable husband.
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Friday, October 25, 2013

TVBT: ISN'T SHE LOVELY by Lauren Layne @tastybooktours #giveaway

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The rules are clear—until they’re broken. Lauren Layne puts a New Adult spin on Pygmalion, also the inspiration for Pretty Woman, and gives the classic love story its edgiest twist yet.
 “Who knew that pretending you’re not falling for someone would be so much more difficult than pretending that you are?”
 Stephanie Kendrick gave up her whole summer to ace her NYU film school screenwriting course, so she’s pissed to be stuck with a preppy, spoiled frat boy as her writing partner. Then again, with her piercings, black-rimmed eyes, and Goth wardrobe, Stephanie isn’t exactly Ethan Price’s type, either. He’s probably got his eye on some leggy blonde with a trust fund . . . or does he?
 As the summer scene kicks off in the Hamptons, Ethan is desperate to make his snobbish mother forget the pedigreed girl who broke his heart. While Stephanie’s a stretch as a decoy, the right makeover and a pastel cardigan just might do the trick. She may not love the idea of playing Ethan’s brainless Barbie girlfriend, but the free rent and luxurious digs make a tempting offer. So does the promise of a ready-made screenplay idea inspired by their charade.
 But when Stephanie steps into Ethan’s privileged world, the “acting” begins to feel all too real. The kissing and touching that were intended to fool the Hamptons crowd wind up manipulating them. And Stephanie faces a question she’s too afraid to ask: Is Ethan falling for the real her or for the dolled-up princess he wants to see?
What a Fabulous, Fun New Adult Romance, which I finished within a Day!  Ethan Price... Can we sat MEGA SWOON!  Loved this kid, he was charming, handsome, and not the big ole ass that Stephanie assumed he was, and I loved how they both were able to get down to the real surface of each other, beyond all the bluster and B.S.
I enjoyed the attraction and the chemistry that sparked between Ethan and Stephanie, but I was glad at how the book progressed, nothing rushed, it was all so natural, and I loved every minute.
Stephanie is a definite favorite heroine for 2013, she is Snarky, Funny and Sarcastic, but she is also a great listener, smart and someone I'd like to call a friend.  I loved the progression of Stephanie (Goth) to Steffie (haha), and then the final Stephanie who grew up from the experience she went through with Ethan.  Her step mom was so right, "Life is a bunch of phases", and I have to say Ethan's last phase was KINDA HOT!!
All in all, this was a fabulous New Adult Romance and I am so glad that I had the chance to read ISN'T SHE LOVELY by Lauren Layne, and I will certainly be looking out for her Next Release.  I'd even take a book about Olivia....maybe with a certain "Other Guy"? Who knows!!

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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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Thursday, October 24, 2013

TRT: TOO SEXY FOR HIS STETSON by Mal Olson @tastybooktours #giveaway

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Anguished over his father's lack of morals, Deputy Blade Beringer struggles to conquer self-doubts. When he and his K9 partner Rambo arrive in the mountains of northern Idaho, Blade is faced with a band of white supremacists, a homicide investigation, and a murder cold case, not to mention the task of training a gorgeous blond rookie.
Trainee Brandy Wilcox is bent on clearing her mother's name of a wrongful murder conviction. While working the homicide investigation with her sexy new training officer, she discovers a connection between the victim and her mother's case. The two deputies struggle to resist their mutual attraction and abide by the no-fraternizing rules, but passion blazes and teeters on the brink of love. With a killer targeting them and danger lurking at every turn, Brandy doubts their love can blossom, especially when she puts Officer Skip Coogan—Blade's best friend and father figure—at the top of her suspect list.
Blade Beringer...WHOA...he certainly is TOO SEXY FOR HIS STETSON.  I loved the opening scene...whew...I not only laughed, I was like PLEASE TAKE IT OFF!!  haha
Brandy Wilcox is the deputy trainee for the sheriffs dept. and the man who just so happens to be her Training Officer is BLADE....and he is as smoking as his name!!
The Suspense line that run throughout the book is interesting with it's twists and turns and kept me flipping page after page.  It was cool how their lives are woven together by the investigation, and the Sexual Chemistry coming from Blade and Brandy is OFF THE CHARTS! 
If you are a Romance Suspense fan, you will certainly enjoy this Mal Olson Romance.

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Meet Mal
Mal Olson writes adrenaline kicked romantic suspense. She enjoys skydiving, ski jumping, SCUBA, hang gliding, big wave surfing, car racing, mountain climbing—that is, vicariously through her characters, who are always kick-ass, and often boss her around rather than allowing her to spin her stories the way she intends. (She did, however, personally engage in zip lining this past summer.)
Her debut novel Shadow of Deceit, released by The Wild Rose Press in 2012, is an edge of the seat romantic suspense-thriller set in Milwaukee and parts of northern Wisconsin. A couple of her favorite reviews came from Beverly at The Wormhole, who said, "Wow! This one has it all! Non-stop action, hot and sexy characters, betrayal, smokin' romance, and a thrilling plot--" and Gothic Mom's Book Review, which stated, "In the 150+ books that I read per year, there are very few that receive a five star rating. Shadow of Deceit did just that. Non stop action, sexual tension, an adventure that had me on the edge of my seat...A fantastic book that had me from page one..."
Olson also offers two short stories. Danger Zone, which has spent months in the Kindle top 100 free romantic suspense category, is a guaranteed fifteen minute pulse pounder where two strangers survive a rock 'n roll landing on an icy Milwaukee runway and chase a could-be terrorist into the danger zone. Me and Brad, a feel good romance, features an irresistible K-9 and was ranked in the Kindle free top 100 list for months in the Contemporary Romance category.  
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

TRT: BACKFIELD IN MOTION by Jami Davenport @tastybooktours #giveaway

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Star running back Bruce "Bruiser" Mackey has heard those words his entire life, especially after his twin brother’s tragic accident. He might use his surfer-boy good looks to land lucrative endorsements for his secret charity, but he hates books being judged by their covers. Which is why it’s wrong that his friend MacKenzie Hernandez is intent on giving herself a makeover.
Sure, Mac and her father have been reeling financially since her brother disappeared three years ago, and Lumberjacks management gives an annual scholarship that might get her life back on track, but he can’t imagine anyone smarter, sexier, or more beautiful than Mac already is. He can’t keep his hands off her—and the more they spend time together, the less he wants to. She’s perfect as is. One way or another, he’ll make sure the team’s tomboy groundskeeper gets a full ride. And between the two of them, they can learn to accept what’s behind them and look downfield to a future full of win.

OK....the one thing that stinks about really liking BACKFIELD IN MOTION, is that I now HAVE TO read the series from the beginning, which I know are going to be GREAT, but I have such a long TBR list, and I will have to put the Seattle Lumberjacks at the TOP!  I am a Series Whore, and if I enjoy the Fourth Book, well, I just have to go back and start from the beginning, especially when the secondary characters are as much fun as Derek, Zach and Harris (Tyler).
On to BACKFIELD IN MOTION, what a great storyline and a Hero and Heroine who are so much more than what the "Outside" says they are.  Mac and Bruce "Brusier" have much in common, and those things have them craving each other, but also keeping each other at a distance.  I was cheering this couple from the first moment Mac walked into that photo shoot, and BOY did she get a look!!
Fabulous back story, sexual chemistry that jumped off the pages and emotions that were overlooked, but lingered between two people, which was so obvious to all of those surrounding the couple, but sometimes they were just too busy denying. 
If you are in the mood for a Sexy, Fun and Emotional Sports Romance, check out New Release, BACKFIELD IN MOTION. 

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An advocate of happy endings, Jami Davenport writes sexy romantic comedy, sports hero romances, and equestrian fiction. Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland cross with a tennis ball fetish, a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat, and an opinionated Hanoverian mare.
Jami works in IT for her day job and is a former high school business teacher and dressage rider. In her spare time, she maintains her small farm and socializes whenever the opportunity presents itself. An avid boater, Jami has spent countless hours in the San Juan Islands, a common setting in her books. In her opinion, it is the most beautiful place on earth.

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