Tuesday, July 29, 2014

**Release Day Giveaway & Excerpt** LEAD (Stage Dive #3) by Kylie Scott

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Stay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic New Adult series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, author of Lick and Play.




As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it's booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble.

Lena's not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.

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“Lena, you seen my old black Led Zep shirt?”
“You sure?” His brows became one dark cranky line. The scratches on his face were healing well, thank goodness. Though it didn’t reduce my desire to throttle his mother on a daily basis.
“Yes. I haven’t seen it.”
Can’t find it anywhere…”
“And this is a surprise, how?” I slipped my hands into my back jean’s pockets. “Jimmy, you own more clothing than Cher, Brittney, and Elvis, put together. Things are bound to go missing.”
“Sure you haven’t seen it?”
“For goodness sake, what do you think, Jimmy? That I stole it to sleep in or something?” I laughed bitterly. Sure as hell, the truth deserved a good mocking. I’d sunk so despicably low.
I hadn’t even meant to steal the stupid thing, but the shirt had been mixed up with my laundry a few days ago. It’d been the first top I laid my hand on after stepping out of the shower, ready to go to bed. Without thought, I’d put it on and it’d been so soft, the scent of him lingering beneath the laundry detergent. Every night since, I’d found myself in it come bedtime. My shame knew no limits. And no, I still hadn’t quit. The words still hadn’t come even close to leaving my mouth.
He frowned. “No.”
“That I have some deep secret longing to feel close to you resulting in my stealing your shirt like some creepy perv?”
“Course I don’t fucking think that,” he replied crankily, reaching up to grip the top of the doorframe. All of his bulging muscles stretched the arms of his white T-shirt in the nicest way. It was all I could do not to start drooling, my heart beat taking up residence somewhere down between my thighs. And who could blame it? Not me. Maybe if I got laid, this would go away and things would return to normal. It’d seemed safer to avoid rubbing up against any men just in case I got carried away and started dating again. This new situation, however, changed everything.
“Well, of course not! That would be crazy.” And wasn’t that the god’s honest truth? Cray-zeee. Lock me up and throw away the key because it wasn’t like I didn’t know better.
“Just can’t figure out where the hell it could be.”
Angels couldn’t have smiled as innocently. They might have tried, but they would have failed, the dirty-mouthed, winged, little liars. “Jimmy, I don’t know where it is. But I’ll look around for it later, okay?”
“Yeah,” he said, and then added as an afterthought, “and stop looking at me weird.”
“I’m not!”

The Stage Dive series by Kylie Scott

Stage Dive Series

Lick (Stage Dive #1)

Play (Stage Dive #2)

Lead (Stage Dive, #3)

Coming January 6th, 2015
Deep (Stage Dive #4)

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Kylie ScottKylie is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

**Blog Tour** WORD PLAY by Amalie Silver

A Romantic Comedy


Smut sells.
Michael Rourke learned this the hard way.

Struggling to make ends meet as a mystery writer, he sold his soul - and his pride - as he pedaled sex and lust writing under the pen name Christoph Strong.

No one knew he was the one behind the steamy stories on the bestsellers lists. And he planned to keep it that way.

Until he met her.

Monica Singer, an infamous blogger, is keen to discover the truth of his secret identity.

During a chance meeting at a book convention, Michael and Monica form an instant connection. And soon, an innocent online friendship becomes something so much more.

But as Michael starts to let his guard down, he doesn’t realize that the person he's learning to trust may be hiding secrets of her own.

Secrets that could ultimately destroy everything.




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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

**Review & Giveaway** TAMED (Tangled #3) by @EmmaChase


Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: girl meets player, they fall in love, player changes his ways.

It’s a good story. But it’s not our story. Ours is a lot more colorful.

When I met Dee I knew right away that she was special. When she met me, she thought I was anything but special—I was exactly like every other guy who’d screwed her over and let her down. It took some time to convince her otherwise, but turns out I can make a convincing argument when sex is at stake.

You might know where this story’s headed. But the best part isn't where we ended up.

It’s how we got there.

TAMED goes back in time to the Tangled days. But this time around, it’s not Drew dishing out the advice and opinions—it’s his best friend Matthew, who of course is dealing with Dee Dee.


She puts on the helmet, but doesn’t climb on the Ducati right away. She stands on the sidewalk, hands on her hips, looking thoughtfully at it. “What would you say if I said I wanted to drive your motorcycle to the party?” 
“I’d say you’re shit out of luck. I don’t ride bitch.” 
She knocks me upside the head—but my helmet softens the blow. “Then let me take it for a ride myself. Just around the block.” 
“I . . .don’t think so.”
She pouts. 
I sigh. “Have you ever driven a motorcycle before?” 
“No, but I’ve always wanted to.” 
“Well, I’ve always wanted to fly, but that doesn’t mean I’m gonna strap on a squirrel suit and skydive from the god damn Empire State Building.” 
She steps closer, and rubs her placating hands up my chest. “Come on, please? I’ll be really careful and grateful. Really grateful. Like . . .deviantly, let you handcuff me to the bed, kind of grateful.” 
Forget the national broadcast system—this is the test. Am I going to stick to my man-guns, keep my pride, and protect my cherished vehicle from almost certain carnage? Or, am I going to be ruled by my dick and swayed by the promise of kinky, have-Dee-at-my-mercy-all-night-long, sex? 
No contest. 

“Riding bitch, it is.”



I am going to put this out there (don't throw things at me)...  I was not looking forward to reading this book and put it off as long as I could (last night) before I had to review it.  Why?  Because of Twisted.  I was NOT a fan of the way Twisted went and what it did to one of my favorite books of 2013, Tangled.  Plus, since I had already read (and reviewed) Holy Friggin' Matrimony (which is conveniently added to the end of Tamed) I thought it was odd to go backwards and read about Matthew and Dee so I put it off as long as I could and guess what I found out?  I am stupid.  I LOVED Tamed!!  I devoured the book in one sitting, was laughing out loud and misting up at the same time.  The Emma Chase I fell in love with in Tangled is BACK!!  

Tamed was everything I was too scared to hope for and gave me what I missed in Twisted.  Emma Chase's male POV writing is outstanding and I was relieved to see how much I loved her writing as Matthew!  Reading this book put a smile on my face and actually got me excited to see how this series will play out with the final book, Tied (coming in October 2014).  

Matthew was everything I love in a male lead; hot, funny, witty, confident but not too much of douchebag and sexy as hell.  I fell in love with Matthew from the very beginning and watching him fall in love with Dee was a fun and very entertaining ride.  After reading this series I had put Dee in box marked "witchy" (but add the "b"), but boy did she turn out to be much more than I thought!  I actually liked her vulnerability, her sass and her heart.  She turns out to be much more than the "w"itchy best friend of Kate.  While I did enjoy seeing Drew and Kate from the view points of their best friends, I just really enjoyed getting to know Matthew.  (I am still mad at Drew and Kate from Twisted).

Emma Chase does a fantastic job getting the reader into the head of Matthew and telling a story that was poignant, funny, sexy and just plain awesome.  I loved having the stories I have come to associate with Emma Chase back and I would gladly read anything she writes, short story or full length novel (hell, I'd read just funny quotes on a napkin).  I am back to be truly excited to see how this series plays out and anxious to get my hands on Tied!  If you are a fan of the Tangled series, then Tamed is a MUST READ!  Don't be an idiot and think this book doesn't have to be read to finish the series on Drew and Kate like I did, Tamed brings such a wonderful new perspective (and story) to the series that will leave you smiling for hours and dying to get your hands on the next book when we get to see Drew and Matthew (my new book boyfriend) again! 1-click and ENJOY!



By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine. 

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true. 


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

**Review & Excerpt** DARE TO SURRENDER (Dare to Love #3) by Carly Phillips

DARE TO SURRENDER (Dare To Love #3) 
by Carly Phillips


After ending a relationship to a cheating, domineering man, Isabelle Masters takes off in her leased Mercedes, only to be arrested for grand theft and hauled to a local police station. To her surprise, she is rescued by the most unlikely person possible, Gabriel Dare, a man she’s been attracted to for far too long. Gabe offers Isabelle freedom along with an invitation to Eden,an exclusive island resort where everything and anything is possible.
Although Gabe yearns to possess Isabelle, he knows all too well he must fight his primitive need to bind her to him, and instead help bring out the independent woman she yearns to become – or risk losing her for good.
A woman who needs to run her own life. A man who needs to exert control. Can she surrender to his erotic demands without losing her sense of self once more?


Gabe silently thanked God his houseguest escaped into the shower as soon as she possibly could. The tour of the house had just about done him in. Isabelle’s oohs and aahs had been genuine, as had her love of his favorite room in the place. Unlike Naomi, who had taken one look at his apartment and immediately begun calculating how she could move in permanently, Isabelle, who he had invited, not only wanted to pay her way but she planned to leave as soon as possible.
Not if he had his way.
Back at the police station, outside in the rain, it’d been all he could do not to reach out and swipe his hands over her responsive nipples, feel her tremble beneath his touch, and get rid of the ridiculous distance between them. He might not know her well, but he’d always felt they’d connected. The physical attraction was obvious. She was all woman, supple curves, her breasts full and lush, and she possessed one hell of an ass. His cock twitched with the desire he’d felt from the moment he’d first seen her on Daltry’s arm.
But things ran deeper. They’d shared banter and flirting during opportune moments when he’d caught her alone. He’d had glimpses of the intelligent, witty woman she was when not with that pompous ass. But not until today had he really seen beyond the exterior beauty to the depth beneath. Those sexy blonde curls that bounced wildly around her face were a proud testament to the fiercely independent woman she desperately wanted to be.
The woman he intended to help her find.
It wouldn’t be easy. Isabelle needed gentling. Understanding. Patience. Not his best traits, but when it came to her, he’d already exercised plenty. He’d bided his time, knowing Daltry would fuck up sooner or later. The balls that made him a crack financial investor also imbued an arrogance that would be his downfall. And it had been.
It was Gabe’s good fortune that Daltry’s screw-up had landed Isabelle at his brother’s police station. Seeing her there had given him insight he wouldn’t have had otherwise. In Isabelle, he saw an intriguing combination of weary life experience and innocent ingenue. It was the innocence the most primitive part of him wanted to conquer, to possess. Since he'd begun running his father's empire at the age of twenty-one, the same age he'd been drafted into surrogate parenthood to his sister, he had always gotten what he wanted.
And Gabe wanted Isabelle.



I have been a Carly Phillips fan since I discovered her years (maybe 13) ago. When I pick up a Carly Phillips novel I know I am going to get a great read, with strong characters and sexy goodness! The Dare to Love series has been no exception! Even though Dare to Surrender is the third book in the Dare to Love series, you are able to read and enjoy it without reading any books in this series. Dare to Surrender is an off-shoot of the series introducing us to the Dare cousins and written in the first person, which is unusual for Carly Phillips and quite enjoyable!

In Dare to Surrender we get to dive into Gabe's story. Gabe is a strong, alpha personality that knows exactly what he wants and is willing to wait for it. Gabe's character was a refreshing change from the typical domineering alpha males out there in the book world, while he likes control, he also needs to take care of people. He soft side is what won me over in the beginning and as a reader I liked knowing exactly where his heart was the entire story. Isabelle was a great compliment to Gabe. She needed someone to show her she was worthy of love and get her to open up. Watching Gabe and Isabelle fall into love was sweet, hot and definitely worth staying up late to devour their story in one sitting!

Dare to Surrender is a quick, fast paced read that gives you everything you want with enough heat to keep you blushing. My only wish was that we got to experience a bit more of Eden. I felt like Carly Phillips skirted the edge of some light BDSM and I (personally) would have love to see more of that! However, I couldn't put this book down, it was perfect for an evening escape into a great romance. I love a good series and Carly Phillips looks like she is doing it once again with another great addition to the Dare to Love series! I am hooked on the Dare men (and women) and can't wait to get more books in this series.

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New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips turns up the heat in her newest sexy contemporary romance series, and introduces you to the Dare family... siblings shaped by a father's secrets and betrayal.

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Carly Headshot smallNew York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips tossed away her legal briefs and a career as an attorney to become a stay at home mom. Within the year, she turned her love of reading into an obsession with writing. Over 30 published novels later, Carly writes sexy contemporary small town romances, striking a balance between entertainment, humor and the emotion her readers have come to expect and enjoy.
Carly is a New York Times bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, Publisher’s Weekly bestseller and as of 2012, a Romance Writer’s of America RITA Nominee. In 2002, Carly’s novel, The Bachelor, became Kelly Ripa’s “Reading with Ripa” pick on Live with Regis and Kelly, making it the first romance ever chosen on a nationally televised book club.

Carly received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and is a graduate of Boston University School of Law (J.D.). To date, Carly has over thirty novels to her credit, all available wherever books are sold.

When not writing or playing online, Carly loves to read, occasionally to knit, and to spend time with her family. She lives in Purchase, New York with her husband, two daughters and her dogs, a soft coated wheaten terrier and a Havanese. Her dogs are prominently featured on her website and Facebook page.



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

**Blog Tour Review & Givewaway** ROAD TRIPPING by Noelle Adams


Ethan was Ashley’s secret crush, until he became an asshole.

Asshole is too good a word for him. It’s bad enough that he stopped talking to her brother, who was his best friend since preschool. It’s even worse that he went wild and got involved with criminal types. But the worst thing of all is the way he trapped her on this ridiculous road trip.

That’s what it is. Ridiculous. It just isn’t normal for a girl to get dragged from Virginia to South Dakota in a stolen car with just $1000 in cash. With Ethan Moore, who is way too hot and way too infuriating to be tolerated. But she’s stuck with him on a trip that is taking way longer than it should, sharing cheap hotel rooms, destroying cars, and eluding bad guys.

Yep. There are bad guys chasing them. Even worse guys than Ethan, and that’s saying a lot.

Plus, she’s having trouble keeping her hands off Ethan. In fact, she’s falling for him hard—when she isn’t wanting to wring his neck.

So, for two crazy weeks, her pride, her heart, and her life are all threatened. Ashley isn’t sure which she’ll lose first.


They had been driving for about two hours when they reached the outskirts of Charleston, West Virginia.
“I’m getting hungry,” Ashley said, looking at the road signs advertising various restaurants.
Ethan shook his head. “It’s not even lunch time yet.”
“Well, we didn’t have breakfast. I have to have some sustenance if I’m going to be stuck all day and night in this car with you.”
“It will have to be inexpensive. We can’t waste all our money on filling your infinite belly.”
Ashley let out a squeak of outrage. Peered down at her stomach. It wasn’t perfectly flat, but it looked pretty good. Her body certainly went in at the middle—a lot of guys liked her shape.
Ethan was shaking his head again and evidently reading her mind. “I wasn’t insulting your body. Just your appetite.”
“Oh,” Ashley said, feeling ridiculously relieved. “Anyway, I’m used to eating cheaply. It’s not like we’re rolling in money, you know. Especially now.”
“What do you mean, especially now?”
“Especially after the thing with Mark. It was really hard on our family, including on our bank account.” She felt a surge of resentment again towards Ethan, overwhelming any soft feelings she’d had before. “We can’t afford million-dollar boats, you know.”
“That boat didn’t cost a million dollars.” His voice was natural, but his expression was stiff. She hoped he felt terrible, remembering what he’d done to Mark, who had always loved him.
“That’s not the point. The point is you’ve obviously made plenty of money in a really horrible way, while you’ve hurt a lot of people—including us. And then you act like we don’t exist—even Mark, who was supposed to be your best friend.”
“You think it would be a good idea for you and your brother to hang out with me for the last year?” His tone sounded a little strange now, like it was edged with something he couldn’t express.
“No. Of course not. But that should be our decision. Not yours. You and Mark were friends since you were four years old. Don’t you even miss him?”
She missed her brother. A lot. And she missed Ethan too. At least, the Ethan she used to know.
Ethan was looking at the road and not at her now. “Yeah,” he murmured. “I do.”
Her heart skipped at beat at the poignant note in his tone. “So why did you drop him that way?”
He opened his mouth but didn’t say anything immediately.
She waited for his response, her heart again pounding wildly, her breath coming out in strange little gasps. It felt like something was about to change the nature of her world, but she didn’t know what it was.
Held her breath. Waited.
And waited some more.
“Ethan?” she prompted sharply, irritation rising once more like a tide.
He was studying his rearview mirror. “There’s an unmarked police car behind us,” he muttered.

Ashley made a choked sound of frustration, “Of course there is. They’re coming to arrest us. You stole a fucking car!”



Road Tripping was a fun, over the top ride with two characters that have a very strained relationship.  Noelle Adams created an action filled story that sucked you in from the first chapter!

Ethan is the bad boy Ashley has grown up with and suddenly he  returns into her life and gets her embroiled in a crazy scheme where people are shooting at them, boats are blowing up and the police are chasing them.  I enjoyed Noelle Adams writing style; the banter was witty, snarky and smart and her ability to create tension was spot on.  While I did really enjoy this crazy ride to South Dakota, I did feel like the pacing was ramped up at the end and too much happened too fast.  Ethan and Ashley were great characters (very young, though) and while I really like their bickering, the miscommunications and the tension, when they finally do "wake up" it happens really fast and I found the steamy scenes a bit awkward and uncomfortable.  However, even with my issues with how some of the things unfolded, I did enjoy reading this story.

Road Tripping was a quick read and an enjoyable story that had me entertained for an evening.   I will be looking out for more books from Noelle Adams in the future since I do like her writing style and I am curious what she will come up with next.  If you are in the mood for a over-the-top, road trip with bickering old friends that turn into something more, then give Ethan and Ashley a try!  


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She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

**Review & Giveaway** ENEMIES ON TAP (Sweet Salvation Brewery #1) by Avery Flynn


Brewing up trouble one pint at a time.

What’s a girl to do when the only person who can help her is the man who betrayed her? After years away, Miranda returns to Salvation, Virginia to save her family’s brewery, but her fate is in the hands of her first lover turned enemy, Logan Martin.

Logan, Salvation’s de facto prince, can’t believe his luck when the woman who smashed his heart to smithereens walks into his bank asking for his help. What she doesn’t know is he needs the land is on.

An Irresistible Combination

But soon it’s a battle between their attraction for each other and their determination to win. With the town dead set against the Sweet Salvation Brewery’s success, Logan has to choose between what’s expected of him and what he really wants.




“Tell me something, Miranda.” Giving into the need ready to eat him alive, Logan positioned himself between her open legs and placed his palms flat on either side of her luscious hips. 

The pulse in her neck kept pace with his own rapid heart rate, and his body throbbed with want. He couldn’t help but inhale a deep breath of her teasing scent. If he didn’t watch it, he’d be falling for the enemy. Again.

“What counts as fair?”

Her teeth raked across her bottom lip before she sucked it in. “Stop bribing contractors not to work with me.”

He shouldn’t just say no, but hell no. That squirrelly guy from the brewery had been right. Logan hated to lose. Hated. It. But he didn’t give a rat’s ass about all of that right now, not with Miranda so close he could count each one of the freckles decorating her cleavage until they disappeared
beneath the V of her sweater. Even with the bet and their personal history hanging over them, he needed to count the freckles hidden by the soft cashmere. 

Could there be a way if they fought fair? Was he ready to take that bet?

Miranda’s tongue swiped across the center of her very pink bottom lip, but her hooded gaze never wavered from his eyes.

Logan slid his hands over her jeans until his palms lay across her firm thighs, thumbs against the raised inseam of her jeans. The feel of her against him heightened everything except his sense of self-preservation. Fuck it. He was all in.

“I’ll stop bribing contractors not to work with you.”

The single sentence hung in the inch of air between them. Tension pulled his balls tight, and need swirled at the base of his spine. Primal. Bone deep. All-encompassing. Worlds were created or destroyed in moments like this.

She flexed her muscles beneath his touch, leaning forward as her lips parted. “I don’t want to want you, and this doesn’t change anything.” Her words brushed against his parted lips, taunting him with their nearness. “I still hate your guts.”

“Liar.” His mouth crashed down to hers, and he surrendered to the combustible cocktail of frustration, lust, and something too new to define drowning them both.



Enemies on Tap is the first book in a new series about the Sweet Salvation Brewery and my first book by Avery Flynn which is based on the enemies to lovers romance trope.  I am always fascinated how authors take two characters that can't stand each other and turn it around to have them fall in love.  Avery Flynn does a great job messing with the readers' emotions in Enemies on Tap, reading about Miranda and Logan's journey to love was a fast paced and fun time and I was hooked from the beginning!

Salvation, Virginia isn't exactly your typical Anywhere, USA small town, but it does have a quirky charm that keep my attention and looking forward to meeting the town's cast of characters.  Salvation's two founding families the Sweets and the Martins are in a long standing feud and the town has definitely written off the Sweet family and all its members.  While at times it was hard to read such small-minded hatred for someone based solely on their last name, I have to say Avery Flynn wrote in some funny scenes and gave us a pretty tough skinned heroine in Miranda that more than made up for it.  Logan starts as a hero you love to hate and then (quickly) decides that he doesn't have to follow how is has always been done and rethinks his attitude.  

Enemies on Tap was a quick story to read (I think I had it read in two hours) the characters were interesting, different and sometimes hard to connect with and the town is one that slowly starts to grow on you.   While I did feel that some of the story was rushed, it did deliver a enjoyable read that has me looking forward to the next book in this series.  I am excited to read more about the town of Salvation and the Sweet Salvation Brewery sisters!

This was my first book by Avery Flynn and I will definitely be on the look out for more from this author, I really enjoyed her writing style.  If you are in the mood for a quick, witty story about overcoming your pre-destined role in a small town then I recommend Enemies on Tap, it is a quick read that will leave you smiling.


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