Sunday, July 15, 2018

BOOK BLITZ - Heart of the Colossus (A Holly Drake Job Book, #3) by Nicole Grotepas



Heart of the Colossus 

A Holly Drake Job Book, #3
by Nicole Grotepas 

Publication date: July 12th 2018
Genres: Adult, Science Fiction, Steampunk



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Save them all or die trying.
Holly Drake and her team have seen the evil lurking behind everything the Shadow Coalition does. The last time they plunged into the heart of the shadow empire, they could only rescue one. Now they’re going back for the rest. The crew is ready and willing to put everything on the line. They have a plan, they have the means, this is the job they were born to do.

But time and space are stacked against them.
The mission is a logistical nightmare. How can Holly and her crew save an entire fleet of children? The answer: whatever it takes. Co-opting fuel tankers, recruiting explosives experts, hiring pilots, and revisiting mysterious specters from the past. Some things are too painful, even for Holly Drake, but when it comes to freeing the innocent, not even the ugliest mistakes from her past will hold her back.


Is this the mission that will unveil the true nature of the Heart at the center of the Shadow Coalition? She’s seen the hands, just who is the heart?

READ MORE . . . HEART OF THE COLOSSUS (A Holly Drake Job Book, #3) . . . 

BOOK BLITZ - Blood & Magic Volume 1 (Blood & Magic #1 & 2) by Danielle Annett


Blood & Magic Volume 1 
(Blood & Magic #1 & 2)
by Danielle Annett 
Publication date: June 28th 2018
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fanasy



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A pyrokinetic, a dangerous new enemy, an imminent war. 

Mercenary Aria Naveed is going to have her hands full.

Throw in a shifter or two and sh** is about to get serious!

Grab Blood and Magic Volume One. Books one and two in the exciting new urban fantasy series by USA Today Bestselling author Danielle Annett


What’s inside
CURSED BY FIRE: BOOK ONE
Blood is going to spill … 
I just hope it won’t be mine. 
After two weeks of searching, I found the seven-year-old I’d been hired to find too late. His body broken and discarded. Dead. 
My boss doesn’t want me to hunt down his killers. It’s too dangerous.
But the Pacific Northwest Pack steps in, hiring me to bring the bastards to justice. 
Turns out the kid was half shifter. And shifters don’t abandon their own. 
In a search that takes me through the maze of shifter hierarchy and the depths of the paranormal underworld, these killers underestimate how determined I am to mete out their punishment. Vigilante justice is the only kind these people understand. 
Yes, blood will spill. And I’m determined it will be theirs.

KISSED BY FIRE: BOOK TWO
New Rule: If it has sharp teeth, don’t trust it. 
Getting bit hurts like hell. 
As Friend of the Pack, I should be untouchable, protected by the most influential group in the Pacific Northwest. But someone is unleashing rogue vampires to hunt me down, and I’m determined to find out why.
But on my hunt for answers, the unimaginable happens. Bound to one of the most influential power players, I must tread carefully.
Paranormal politics are at play. 

And I refuse to be anyone’s puppet.

READ MORE . . . BLOOD & MAGIC VOLUME 1 . . . 

BOOK BLITZ - YA DYSTOPIAN - The Dociles by Valerie Puri


The Dociles
by Valerie Puri 
Publication date: July 12th 2018
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult




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Walls are meant to keep the monsters out…

Deep in the forest there is a wall where no wall should be. Behind it live the people of the Commune, the last remnant of human kind.

Jennie Caraway has lived behind the wall her entire life, certain that it protects her and her brother from the lemerons, ravenous undead monsters whose only desire is to kill – and feed.
Jennie’s peaceful existence is shattered when she uncovers a secret organization whose purpose threatens to destroy not only Jennie, but her entire world. The Order has a deadly mission, and they will stop at nothing to see it completed.


Jennie and those closest to her must expose the evil truth before they are killed – or worse.

READ MORE . . . THE DOCILES . . . 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Alien Revelation (The Arathian Series, #4) by Nicole Krizek


Alien Revelation
The Arathian Series, #4
by Nicole Krizek
Date of Publication: June 12th 2018
Formats available: Amazon eBook, Audible audiobook, and paperback
Cover Artist: Cindy Nickles
Genre: Sci-Fi/Erotica
Tagline: They must act swiftly to secure their future...and that of the entire Arathian race.




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Heralded as the saviors of the Arathian species for their ability to procreate with the infertile Arathians, Earthers are honored citizens on Arath. While his son and extended family seem to be enjoying their new lives on the alien planet, the young widower, Conall MacLeod, feels like he doesn’t have a purpose on their extraordinary world.

His future is forever changed when he meets an Arathian male and female who make him wish for a second chance at love. But nothing is ever easy…


Conall’s self-identity is entrenched in the idea that he’s a monogamous—and heterosexual—man, yet he finds himself unexpectedly lusting after two people, one of them, shockingly, male. He can’t deny that he craves things he’s never wanted before, but if he’s ever going to find love again, he must get past his insecurities and rewrite his own self-image.

Who are the Arathians unexpectedly turning Conall’s head, and heart?

Onalee Cormikan is the co-heiress to Cormikan Industries, the leading medical research firm on Arath, which is devoted to finding a cure for their infertility. Considered reclusive by her peers after the tragic death of her parents, she’s content to support her older brother in the search for a cure... until she meets Brogan, Conall, and his family.

They make her yearn to step out of her possessive brother’s shadow, and explore what—and who—she wants in life.

Brogan is a First Lieutenant of the Arathian Royal Guard, entrusted with the protection of Arath’s soon-to-be monarchs. Solely dedicated to his job, he never expected to find a future outside his passion for his work. Yet Conall’s internal struggles seem to stand in the way of their happy future together as a trio. It’s a good thing Brogan likes a challenge.

Conall’s struggle with his sexuality isn’t the only problem facing the threesome.

As the royal coronation for Princess Jayda, Prince Deian, and Prince Lukas draws near, a new terrorist organization emerges: one that threatens not only the royal trio, but all Earthers on Arath.

With the cure to Arathians’ infertility in sight, Conall, Onalee, and Brogan must do what they can to secure both their future, and that of the Arathian race.

Warning: this book contains explicit scenes of intimacy between three consensual adults: M/F, M/M, and M/M/F.

READ MORE . . . Alien Revelation (The Arathian Series, #4) . . . 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Only the Beginning by Daphne Dubois

Only the Beginning
by Daphne Dubois
Date of Publication: April 25th 2018
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tagline: Taking your best friend’s place on a blind date to let the guy down easy was the plan, taking him to bed wasn’t!




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After a heartbreaking betrayal, Melissa Legacy shuns romance. So when her best friend joins the Lovers Oasis website and fears her fiancĂ© will find out, Melissa agrees to meet the anonymous Romeo, prepared to explain her friend’s change of heart—then she sees him.

Failing restaurant entrepreneur, Craig Wheaton hasn’t been home since his mother’s tragic death. Now he’s back to confront his demons and stand beside his brother as best man. Dreading the reunion, he agrees to meet his avatar lover, but at the last moment he reconsiders the arrangement—until he lays eyes on her.

When Craig assumes Melissa is his online consort, she impulsively plays along, resulting in an afternoon of unexpected intimacy. But with Melissa using her friend’s identity and Craig dealing with a family fallout, is a future together impossible, or will they discover that love at first sight is Only the Beginning?

READ MORE . . . Only the Beginning . . . 

Friday, June 8, 2018

TOUR - Athena: The Warrior Queen of Yavdolo by Helen R. Davis

Athena: The Warrior Queen of Yavdolo

by Helen R. Davis

Publication Date: May 17th 2017

Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

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Damlol is a planet located outside the reaches of Earth and the solar system, a peaceful world from which many colonists from Earth left centuries ago, fleeing a worldwide caliphate. But all is not as it seems. Athena, the princess of a country known as Yavdolo, is growing up in a turbulent time. The kingdom of Avodla desires to crush all other nations and cover the world in an oppressive dictatorship—similar to the one the colonists fled from so many centuries ago. This is the story of a girl of great courage and her many adventures, the first in a series.

READ MORE . . . Athena: The Warrior Queen of Yavdolo . . .

SPOTLIGHT - Sweet Home Highlander (Tartans And Titans Series) by Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan


Sweet Home Highlander
Tartans And Titans Series
by Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan
Publication Date: May 28th 2018
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Genre: Adult, Historical Romance


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Lady Aisla Montgomery has a perfectly tolerable marriage…as long as her husband stays in Scotland and she in Paris. But now, years later, she wants only one thing—a divorce.

Niall Stuart Maclaren, the rugged Laird of Tarbendale rues the day he met his beautiful, conniving wife. Though the thought of her incites a bitter and biting fury, no other woman
has ever stirred his blood as hotly. When Aisla returns to Scotland to sever ties, Niall agrees on one condition—one week with him for every year of desertion. Six weeks as his wife in his castle…in his bed…in exchange for her freedom.

READ MORE . . . Sweet Home Highlander (Tartans And Titans) . . . 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

SPOTLIGHT - The Witching Hour (Summer of Supernaturals, #2) by Debra Elise, DJ Shaw, Grace White, Pepper McGraw, Kat Parrish, and A.B. Bloom


The Witching Hour
Summer of Supernaturals, #2
by Debra Elise, DJ Shaw, Grace White, Pepper McGraw, Kat Parrish, and A.B. Bloom
Publication Date: June 1st 2018
Publisher: Pure Textuality PR
Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy, Paranormal Romance


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Embark on a spellbinding journey with this collection of paranormal short stories dedicated to magic-wielding masters of the mystical arts. Armed with ancient power, they need only whisper arcane incantations to bend reality to their every desire.

THE WITCHING HOUR, the second action-packed anthology in the Summer of Supernaturals series featuring witches, warlocks, djinn, and more from six of today’s best urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

SPOTLIGHT w/EXCERPT - One Night Wife (The Confidence Game Series) by Ainslie Paton


One Night Wife
The Confidence Game Series
by Ainslie Paton
Publication Date: May 28th 2018
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance


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Finley Cartwright is the queen of lost causes. That’s why she’s standing on a barstool trying to convince Friday night drinkers to donate money to her failing charity. Hitting on the guy on the next stool wasn’t part of her plan. Still, hot but grumpy venture capitalist Caleb Sherwood might just be her ticket to success.

Professional grifter and modern-day Robin Hood, Cal Sherwood is looking for a partner for a long con. Sexy Fin, doing her best Marilyn Monroe act for her cause, has the necessary qualifications. By the time he cuts her free, her charity would be thriving, and she’d have helped him charm billions out of arrogant, gullible marks to fund his social justice causes.

But just when he thinks he’s about to pull off the best con ever, his feisty new partner gets the upper hand.

READ MORE . . . One Night Wife (The Confidence Game) . . . 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

SPOTLIGHT w/Q&A - Screwed by Kelly Jamieson


Screwed
by Kelly Jamieson
Publication Date: May 28th 2018
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance



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Cash Hale has been in love with his best friend’s wife forever. Now Callie and Beau are divorced, but she’s still way off-limits. Dating her would betray his friendship with Beau. And Cash is nothing if not loyal.

Callie Sutherland is starting over. The end of her marriage was just one more way she failed to live up to her wealthy family’s expectations, so from now on she’s not even going to try. It’s time to live her life the way she wants. And she wants Cash.

Cash and Beau aren’t just friends, they’re business partners, and the drop in the price of oil has hurt their business. They need to win the bid for Sutherland Industries’ next big project—but it may get messy since Callie’s family owns the business. Not only would Cash risk his friendship with Beau to be with her, he’d be risking the company they worked so hard to create.

But this new Callie isn’t taking no for an answer.

He’s so screwed…

READ MORE . . . Screwed . . . 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

SPOTLIGHT - When Darkness Follows (Beyond the Grave Series, #4) by Athena Daniels


When Darkness Follows
Beyond the Grave Series, #4
by Athena Daniels
Date of Publication: May 29th 2018
Publisher: Sunset Coast Publishing
Cover Artist: Damonza
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tagline: The only man who can save her, is the one she swore she’d never see again…


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Rachel Sommers and her two best friends don’t believe anything will happen when they sneak onto a haunted shipwreck in the middle of the night. Why would they? Ghosts don’t actually exist… right?

But Rachel and her friends disturb something that night. Something demonic.

Something that lured Rachel to the ship. And now one of her friends is dead, the other is missing, and Rachel’s memory of the night is gone. There’s only one thing she knows for sure: whatever killed her friend has followed her home.

Over a century ago, an act of bitter jealousy and revenge tainted a crystal ball with an unstoppable evil. And when the deadly object eerily turns up in her bedroom, Rachel’s nightmare really begins.

Ex-Special Forces detective Daniel Smith takes the case the moment Rachel’s name appears on his screen. Rachel is the only woman he’s ever loved, but despite their explosive chemistry, she’s determined to keep him at a distance.

With Rachel’s life on the line, the disturbing truth about her ancestry and the cursed object she has inherited must be uncovered. But is it already too late? Daniel will risk everything to save the woman he loves, but how can he win this lethal game of cat and mouse against a killer that is not flesh and blood?

READ MORE . . . WHEN DARKNESS FOLLOWS (Beyond the Graves series, #4) . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/EXCERPT - The First Time At Firelight Falls (Hellcat Canyon Series) by Julie Anne Long


The First Time At Firelight Falls
Hellcat Canyon Series
by Julie Anne Long
Publication Date: May 29th 2018
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance

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Single mom Eden Harwood has a lively daughter, a blooming business—and a juicy secret she’s hung on to for ten years. She doesn’t mind a bit that there’s no room for romance in her whirlwind life . . . until six-foot-infinity, smoldery-eyed, bass-voiced Gabe Caldera reminds her of what she might be missing.

The principal of Hellcat Elementary is usually knee-deep in fawning PTA moms, but Gabe only has eyes for the fiery, funny, skittish redhead who barely knows he’s alive. But this ex-Navy SEAL never fails to get what he wants. And what he wants is to fan those sparks between him and Eden into the kind of bonfire you can see two counties away.

The passion is explosive . . . and the tenderness has them thinking about forever. But when Eden’s past waltzes into town for a reckoning, her secret blows them apart. Still, Gabe will never back down from a fight . . . especially if the ultimate prize is Eden’s heart.

READ MORE . . . The First Time at Firelight Falls (Hellcat Canyon) . . . 

Monday, June 4, 2018

SPOTLIGHT w/EXCERPT - Too Wilde to Wed (The Wildes of Lindow Castle Series) by Eloisa James


Too Wilde to Wed
The Wildes of Lindow Castle Series
by Eloisa James
Publication Date: May 29th 2018
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Adult, Historical Romance

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No one is more surprised than Lord North when he returns from war to find his ex-fiancee in his ancestral home…working as a governess in a sexy, fiery new Wildes of Lindow Castle romance by New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James…

The handsome, rakish heir to a dukedom, Lord Roland Northbridge Wilde—known to his friends as North—left England two years ago, after being jilted by Miss Diana Belgrave. He returns from war to find that he’s notorious: polite society has ruled him “too wild to wed.”

Diana never meant to tarnish North’s reputation, or his heart, but in her rush to save a helpless child, there was no time to consider the consequences of working as a governess in Lindow Castle. Now everyone has drawn the worst conclusions about the child’s father, and Diana is left with bittersweet regret.

When North makes it clear that he still wants her for his own, scandal or no, Diana has to fight to keep from losing her heart to the man whom she still has no intention of marrying.

Yet North is returning a hardened warrior—and this is one battle he’s determined to win.

He wants Diana, and he’ll risk everything to call her his own.

READ MORE . . . Too Wilde to Wed (The Wildes of Lindow Castle Series) . . .

Sunday, June 3, 2018

SPOTLIGHT w/EXCERPT - How to Forget a Duke (Misadventures in Matchmaking Series) by Vivienne Lorret


How to Forget a Duke
Misadventures in Matchmaking Series
by Vivienne Lorret
Publication Date: May 29th 2018
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Adult, Historical Romance



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The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with the client. A simple thing to remember… unless you’re a matchmaker with amnesia.


The Duke of Rydstrom requires a wife. Preferably one with a large fortune and a complete lack of curiosity. The last thing he needs is a meddling matchmaker determined to dig up his dark family secrets.

All Jacinda wants is to find a bride for a duke. How hard could that be? He’s handsome, enigmatic… and hiding something. She’s sure of it. Determined to discover what it is, she travels to his crumbling cliffside estate. Yet, by the time she washes up on his beach, she can no longer remember who she is, or why the duke is so familiar to her. All she knows is that his kisses are unforgettable—and she intends to use every skill she can to discover what’s in his heart . . .

When Miss Bourne can’t remember what brought her to his ancestral home, Rydstrom intends to keep it that way. Yet as the days pass, his true challenge will be safeguarding his secret while resisting this woman who—confound it all—may well be his perfect match.

READ MORE . . . How to Forget a Duke (Misadventures in Matchmaking) . . .

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Takeout Chef by Gaby Cabezut Narrators: Rachel Mazz


Takeout Chef
by Gaby Cabezut
Narrators: Rachel Mazz
Length: 7 hours 55 minutes
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Released: September 19th 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Take Out Chef is a new release from Hachette Audiobooks: Powered by Wattpad - an innovative collaboration between Hachette Book Group, a leading publisher, and Wattpad, a passionate storytelling community of over 45 million people. Your favorite online stories, now available in your headphones!
Jessica Summers works all day to support her family. Her social life consists of having dinner in front of the television watching Chef Tom's magical hands prepare foods. Being a chef is her lifelong dream, but since her mom passed away, being there for her brother and helping ease the burden for her quirky grandmother are her priority.
Her life takes an unexpected turn when her brother signs her up in an experimental program to help young delinquents. Chef Tom Simmons and Chef Bryan Sullen head the project, and, when they meet, Jessie is hoping to get a spot in the school - despite her noncriminal record - not to find a new job. Yet Tom is in desperate need of a new assistant, and Jessie is the perfect fit.
Bryan has a rough facade. He's obnoxious and bossy but shows moments of kindness, too. Their romance blossoms between remaking messy soufflés and baking crispy croissants. When they have plans to start dating, Bryan has an emergency and shuts down on Jessie.
When Bryan comes back, Jesse must decide to follow her heart and give the man she loves a chance to open up or let him go for good.

READ MORE . . . Takeout Chef . . .