Monday, August 21, 2017

Release Day Blitz : Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward


Drunk Dial
(A Standalone)
by Penelope Ward

Release Date:
August 21st, 2017

Genres:
Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis:

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel. 

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him. 

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions. 

I didn’t think he’d call me back. 

I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become. 

Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets. 

Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake. 

A complete STANDALONE. 


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Review:

When I'm looking for an all-consuming reading escape, Penelope Ward is on my list of authors that I turn to without a doubt. She always delivers all the feels and her characters are simply irresistible! When I read the blurb for Drunk Dial and saw the cover appear on my social media news feed, I was super excited to read about Rana and Landon's love story.

What would you do if somebody from your past would drunk dial you? Would you take it seriously or would turn the page on the past? Rana Saloomi never expected to see or talk to Landon Roderick ever again. Thirteen years have passed since that memorable friendship she shared with Landon. With a bit of liquid courage in her body, Rana makes the decision to look him up. Will it be a mistake or will that one drunk dial call change her life forever?

Once again Penelope Ward delivered a love story that made my heart burst with love and joy for the precious characters that she brought to life. Rana and Landon's life journey is one I will never forget. Both these characters have overcome many obstacles in their respective lives and I was mesmerized by how they crushed every one of those obstacles and moved on to make a life for themselves.

I loved the fun and flirty chemistry that Rana and Landon shared. Their love story was slowly blooming before my eyes and I was so happy for these two characters when they reunited and formed an even stronger bond that they already had. I absolutely loved the supporting cast of characters in this story. It was amazing to read about them and how they connected with Rana and Landon. This love story was unique, a breath of fresh air and inspiring! The little fun notes from Rana and Landon's past put a huge smile on my face and gave me all the feels! I highly recommend every single title that this author has published. Unputdownable reading escape guaranteed!

Rating:

I give, Drunk Dial, by Penelope Ward, 4.5 heartwarming, sexy, romantic, Tell Me Something Funny stars!






About the Author:

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a sixteen-time New York Times bestseller. Her novels are published in over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism and a 11-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island. 





Friday, August 18, 2017

Release Blitz & Giveaway : Cockloft by K.C. Lynn


Cockloft
by K.C. Lynn

Release Date:
August 18th, 2017

Genres:
Contemporary
Romance

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Synopsis:

Cockloft: A firefighter term used as a structural space above ceiling and below rafters, often connecting adjacent occupancies and permitting fire to spread laterally, often unseen. 

Gabriel Martinez is the most arrogant and infuriating man I’ve ever met. He has a knee-weakening smirk that makes me want to kiss—no—slap it off his rude, sexy face. Judging by his ego, you’d think the hose in his pants is as big as the one on his fire truck. Not that I know anything about that nor do I want to. Nope, not at all. He’s already been forgotten like last season’s Michael Kors. 

CeCe Kensington is as pretentious and spoiled as they come. The ridiculous purses she shoulders around are as big as her attitude. And don’t get me started on her mile-long legs or full, glossy lips that are meant to be wrapped around a guy’s… If she only knew the dirty things I think about doing to that sassy mouth of hers, she'd be hightailing it back to her side of town. 


✿¸.•´¸✿*´¨) ¸.•*¨✿ 

When the beautiful boutique owner and sexy firefighter meet in the most unlikely situation, their two worlds collide, creating an explosion of misperceptions and combustible heat, trapping them in a fire they never saw coming. 


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About the Author:

K.C. Lynn is a small town girl living in Western Canada. She married her high school sweetheart and they have four amazing children: two lovely girls and a set of handsome twin boys. It was her love for romance books that gave K.C. the courage to sit down and write her own novel. When she is not in her writing cave, pounding out new characters and stories, she can be found living between the pages of a book, meeting new tattooed, hot alpha males with very big…Hearts.





Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sneak Peek : Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward


Drunk Dial
(A Standalone)
by Penelope Ward

Release Date:
August 21st, 2017

Genres:
Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis:

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel. 

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him. 

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions. 

I didn’t think he’d call me back. 

I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become. 

Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets. 

Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake. 

A complete STANDALONE.


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Excerpt:

After that evening, I hadn’t heard back from him for a few days. Then, one night, a text came in from the same phone number I recognized as Landon’s. It was the first time he’d texted me. 

I looked down to find he’d sent a photo. 

I gasped. 

It was a heavily tatted man set against the backdrop of the ocean at sunset. Oh, my. It was him—a selfie. 

Fuck. Me. He was beautiful. 

I wouldn’t have even known it was Landon were it not for the blue eyes I recognized instantly. The shaggy, caramel hair I remembered from the past was now a darker shade of brown and shorter, cropped closer to his head. His arms and his chest were inked, his body so perfect that if I squinted, it almost resembled carved stone. I couldn’t stop looking at him. My eyes wanted nothing more than to explore the ridges and valleys of his stunning body. 

Was this a cruel joke? 

This was not Landon! 

But, it was. 

With my thumb and middle finger, I kept zooming in and out, examining the details of the ink across his chest and on his arms. There was really nothing sexier than a guy with perfect arms and a full sleeve tattoo. 

Even though his lips seemed fuller than I recalled, they still curved into a familiar grin that oozed confidence. The eyes and that smile were the only traces of the boy I remembered. I wished I could’ve leapt through the screen to smell him, touch him. 

“Hi, Landon,” I whispered, for a brief moment talking to the boy inside, not the man in front of me. 

This Landon was the polar opposite of the Ivy League yuppie image previously in my head. The only thing the man pictured might have majored in was badassery. He looked like a rockstar, a rule breaker, displaying a sense of arousing danger—someone who must have had women from all walks of life drooling over him for the sheer fact that either they couldn’t have him or shouldn’t have him. It suddenly became clear why, as he’d alluded to, a woman might have been begging him for sex. That made me wonder if he had any secret tattoos in spots I wasn’t allowed to see. 

God. 

A fire was burning inside of me, and I knew it was my crush exploding into a full-blown obsession. 

A self-conscious feeling came over me. If I was scared to show him a picture of myself before, now I was really hesitant. 

The message that went along with the photo simply read: 

Now show me you.


About the Author:

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a sixteen-time New York Times bestseller. Her novels are published in over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism and a 11-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.




Monday, August 14, 2017

Review Blitz: Royally Endowed (Royally, #3) by Emma Chase


Royally Endowed
Royally, #3
by Emma Chase

Release Date:
August 14th, 2017

Publisher:
Emma Chase, LLC

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Synopsis:

Logan St. James is a smoldering, sexy beast. Sure, he can be a little broody at times—but Ellie Hammond’s willing to overlook that. Because, have you seen him?? 

Sexy. As. Hell. 

And Ellie’s perky enough for both of them. For years, she’s had a crush on the intense, protective royal security guard—but she doesn’t think he ever saw her, not really. 

To Logan, Ellie was just part of the job—a relative of the royal family he’d sworn to protect. Now, at 22 years old and fresh out of college, she’s determined to put aside her X-rated dreams of pat-downs and pillow talk, and find a real life happily ever after. 

The Queen of Wessco encourages Ellie to follow in her sister’s footsteps and settle down with a prince of her own. Or a duke, a marquis…a viscount would also do nicely. 

But in the pursuit of a fairy tale ending, Ellie learns that the sweetest crushes can be the hardest to let go. 


*** 

Logan St. James grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, in a family on the wrong side of the law. But these days, he covers his tattoos and scars with a respectable suit. He’s handsome, loyal, brave, skilled with his hands and…other body parts. 

Any woman would be proud to bring him home to her family.   

But there’s only one woman he wants. 

For years he’s watched over her, protected her, held her hair back when she was sick, taught her how to throw a punch, and spot a liar. 

He dreams of her. Would lay down his life for her. 

But beautiful Ellie Hammond’s off-limits. 

Everybody knows the bodyguard rules: Never lose focus, never let them out of your sight, and never, ever fall in love. 





Purchase Links:


Royally Series on Goodreads:

Review of Royally Screwed HERE
Review of Royally Matched HERE



Excerpt:


Ellie

But then the mood shifts, as if the air becomes thicker, weighted, more . . . sultry. 

Because slowly, Logan sinks down to one knee in front of me—looking in my eyes the whole time. In this position, I could touch his shoulders, comb my fingers through his thick, dark hair. He’s the perfect height for me to bend down and kiss his mouth—the perfect height for him to kiss me back . . . in a lot of places. 

My breath hitches. And I wonder he feels it too. 

There’s a sound of tearing Velcro, and Logan takes something off his ankle—a holster, with a small silver knife, about three inches long. 

“Keep this on you all the time,” he says seriously. “Just in case. If you wear a skirt, the strap will fit around your thigh.” 

And I almost laugh. Most girls get a ring from a guy on his knees. I get a murder weapon. But still, it makes me feel safe . . . watched over. Like I’m something precious that deserves to be protected. 

I take the knife from him, testing the surprisingly solid, heavy weight of it in my hand. I press my index finger to the tip. 

Logan grabs my wrist tightly. “Careful. It’s sharp.” 

There’s a small, painless nick, a tiny bead of blood, so I put my finger in my mouth, sucking.  

And Logan’s watching me again. 

Watching my mouth. 

His chest seems to rise just a little faster, and his throat ripples when he swallows. He bends his head, curves his strong back, and then I feel his hands on my ankle, securing the strap. His touch is warm and self-assured. It’s the way he always moves—confident and experienced. Logan knows his body and he knows how to use it, in every way possible. 

I almost moan. The sound is in the back of my throat, but I keep it trapped. I never knew the ankle was an erogenous zone, but it sure as hell is now. A hot pulse of pleasure streaks from Logan’s fingers on my bare skin, up my thigh, between my legs. 

And I throb there, growing swollen and heavy as he keeps his hands on me. 

Can he tell? Does he know? He’s so aware of everything, always so attuned, I wonder if he can sense my arousal . . . feel it in the air that clings between us.


Review:


Emma Chase is an author that always delivers when it comes to a captivating, romantic, sexy, fun and unforgettable reading journey! Emma Chase is back with the third installment of her Royally Series and it is fabulous!! Ellie and Logan are two characters that will melt your hearts and their love story will make you swoon non-stop. This slow burn romance will captivate you from beginning to end! 

Logan St-James is not a nanny. Protecting the royal family is his job. Not watching and protecting an American teenage girl that drives him crazy. Ellie Hammond is a temptation he’s not ready to deal with. He knows that falling for her is going against all the rules, but he will do whatever it takes to keep her safe. Even if that means breaking his own rules. 

Emma Chase exceeded all of my expectations with Royally Endowed. I was really excited when I found out Ellie was getting her own story. I love her funny ways and how she lights up any room she walks into. She’s the kind of heroine I love to cheer for. I wanted her to find a real and intense love just like her sister did. Logan was a stubborn hero that melted my heart. He fell hard for Ellie and he realized that when it comes to love, you listen to your heart. There is no way around it. Love comes unexpectedly and it the most intriguing ways. The banter between Ellie and Logan is GOLD!! Each scene that they shared made me fall in love with them even more. I loved the way they supported each other in their difficult moments and how their love grew stronger through it all. 

It was fantastic to see the previous characters in Royally Endowed. The supporting cast of characters for this story brought a smile to my face. I wanted to pack my bags and go on this memorable journey with all these characters. The bond that they share is precious and heart warming. I read this book in one sitting because it was an unputdownable story that made me feel many emotions. Emma Chase’s writing style never fails to captivate me from beginning to end. If you have not read any books by Emma Chase, you’re seriously missing out on some amazing love stories that will linger with you. I highly recommend everything she has published. 

Rating:

I give, Royally Endowed, by Emma Chase, 5 intense, passionate, romantic, falling for your bodyguard stars!






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About the Author:

Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.





Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cover Reveal & Excerpt : The Learning Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #3) by Sara Ney


The Learning Hours
How to Date a Douchebag, #3
by Sara Ney

Release Date:
September 26th, 2017

Genres:
New Adult Romance

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Synopsis:

He’s not a douchebag; 
but that doesn’t stop his friends from 
turning him into one. 

MY FRIENDS WANT ME TO GET LAID. 

So much so that they plastered my ugly mug all over campus, in bold printed letters: 

Are you the lucky lady who’s going to break our roommate’s cherry? Him: socially awkward man with average-sized penis looking for willing sexual partner. You: must have pulse. Text him at: 555-254-5551 

The morons can’t even spell. And the texts I’ve been receiving are what wet dreams are made of. But I’m not like these douchebags, no matter how hard they try to turn me into one. 

THIS ISN’T THE KIND OF ATTENTION I WANT. 

One text stands out from hundreds. One number I can’t bring myself to block. She seems different. Hotter, even in black and white. 

However, after seeing her in person, I know she’s not the girl for me. But my friends won’t let up—they just don't get it. Douchebags or not, there's one thing they'll never understand: GIRLS DON’T WANT ME. 

Especially her.


Pre-Order Links:


How to Date a Douchebag Series on Goodreads:

Review of The Stydying Hours HERE
Review of The Failing Hours HERE



Excerpt:

He’s seated at a table in the far corner when I spot him from the door. He’s not hard to miss—not with his purple t-shirt in a sea of black and yellow, and wavy mussed hair. 

He’s slouching, hunched over his table. 

Defeated. Tired. 

My stomach rolls with nerves, nerves that have me rooted to the spot in the doorway, watching him. 


Just watching. 

For the entire four minutes I stand here, he sits immobile, studying his laptop, eyes moving along the screen, completely transfixed by whatever he’s reading. 

Learning. 

“Just go over there,” I whisper to myself, blowing out a puff of pent-up air. 

I put one foot in front of the other and begin toward him, spine ramrod straight, steeling myself, prepared for another argument. 

Twenty feet. 

Fifteen. 

Eight. 

Two. 

“Hi.” 

No reply. 

“Do you mind if I sit here?” I lay my hand on the back of the wooden chair across from him, intending to pull it out. 

He stiffens but doesn’t lift his head. “Yes I mind.” 

“Would you mind if I sat at the table next to you?” I’m pushing his buttons, looking for a reaction, but he only spares me a brief glance. 

Shrugs. “Free country.” 

I bite my lip to hide a smile, glad he didn’t tell me to take a hike...


About the Author:


Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. 

She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog.