Blog Tour {Author Note + Quote Pic} Breathless by Beverly Jenkins

» 10 February, 2017 » Authors, Book Tours » 0 comments

Blog Tour {Author Note + Quote Pic} Breathless by Beverly Jenkins

A NOTE FROM Beverly Jenkins Dear Readers, This is the second book in the Rhine Trilogy and I do hope you enjoy it. With all the issues and heartache Portia carried inside, I knew it would be difficult for her to give her heart to someone, but Kent Randolph proved to be the man for the job, even if I didn’t know he would be her hero when the story began. Hope you’ll enjoy seeing Rhine and Eddy from Forbidden and, yes, they are still very much in love. The Fontaine Hotel is loosely based on the Mountain View Hotel founded in Oracle, Arizona, in 1895 by Annie Box Neal and her husband William “Curly” Neal, who were both of African- American and Native-American descent. The Mountain View was a combination hotel and spa and catered not only to European royalty but to wealthy visitors from places like Russia, Australia, and China, too. Look them up. The great Apache chief Geronimo surrendered on September 4, 1886, and was promptly declared a prisoner of war. He and his people eventually wound up in Florida along with the Apache scouts the army employed to hunt him down. He died at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in 1909. The Apache warrior Lozen, also […]

Review+Excerpt: Holding on Tighter (Wicked Lovers 12) by Shayla Black

» 8 February, 2017 » Authors, Renee Carlino, Reviews » 0 comments

Review+Excerpt: Holding on Tighter (Wicked Lovers 12) by Shayla Black

The moment I read the blurb for this book, I knew I was going to like it.  Holding on Tighter is the twelfth book in Black’s Wicked Lovers series. Jolie Quinn is a rising fashion designer who is at the brink of unparalleled success with company Betti. After a rash of burglaries threatened her business, she enlists the help of security expert Heath Powell. Heath is former MI5 who has no plan on sticking around after the job is done. He doesn’t want or need the encumbrance of a relationship. He takes what he needs for that night and doesn’t hesitate to walk away. His philosophy has served him well until he meets Jolie. Despite the obvious spark of attraction between them, Heath and Jolie are wary of starting anything. But both have been informed by their pasts. Jolie by her mother’s revolving door of failed relationships, which made her cynical and distrustful, and Heath by the tragic and violent passing of his wife. Their relationship started off rocky, to say the least. Jolie is the kind of woman that normally wouldn’t attract Heath. And Jolie, with her cynicism is a bit of stuck up. Both have good reasons for not starting anything. But when Jolie’s life was […]

Release Blitz: Singe by Aly Martinez

» 6 February, 2017 » Authors, Book Tours, Reviews » 0 comments

Release Blitz: Singe by Aly Martinez

Another Aly Martinez penned series to obsess over! While this might not be my favorite Aly Martinez book but it still has everything I love about her writing and her characters. And this is just the first book. I’m positively giddy at the thought of getting more. Singe is the story of Jude and Rhion. They met during a tragic moment of Rhion’s life. Because of tha circumstance, Jude carried with a lot guilt. Guilt that touched every single area of his life. Rhion wasn’t spared though. She’s been fighting her own demons both real and imagined because of that night. This book is about them coming to terms with what happened. It’s forgiveness. It’s about letting go of the guilt and embracing redemption. Jude is very alpha with a protective streak a mile wide. He’s the kind of guy who would do anything to keep those close to him safe. Despite being near strangers bound only by that single night of tragedy, Rhion and Jude have bond. A very strong one that never wavered despite their long distance from each other. I was a bit apprehensive about their connection and chemistry at first. My mind knows as I was reading this that yes these two are connected. […]

Blog Tour: P.I.T.A. (LA Liaisons #3) by Brooke Blaine

» 2 February, 2017 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Blog Tour: P.I.T.A. (LA Liaisons #3) by Brooke Blaine

Title: P.I.T.A. (L.A. Liaisons, #3) Author: Brooke Blaine Genre: Romantic Comedy Release Date: January 30, 2017 Synopsis As one of the most prestigious wedding coordinators in Los Angeles, Paige Iris Traynor-Ashcroft is known for being classy, elegant, and the orchestrator of many happily-ever-afters. But in the words of Paige herself: “What a crock of shiitake.” Known affectionately (or not) as P.I.T.A. to those closest to her, she’s never been one to buy into the whole monogamy thing for herself. Sure, her BFFs are getting picked off by Cupid one by one, but his arrows have nothing on her semiautomatic. Richard “Dick” Dawson does his best to live up to his name. A long-time frenemy and manwhore extraordinaire, he thrives on pushing limits, pushing up skirts—and pushing every single one of Paige’s buttons. He’s the itch she can’t scratch, and doesn’t want to. Or does she? What happens when blazing-hot rage turns to crazy, unexplainable lust? Surely not…love? Because that would just be a total P.I.T.A.   Review A delightfully hilarious frienemies to lovers story that had me giggling and blushing all the way through. Paige Iris Taylor-Ashcroft or Pita and Richard “Dick” Dawson has a long history together. They’re friends growing up and then frenemies until a reckless, […]

Review & Excerpt Tour {Review+Giveaway}: Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis

» 31 January, 2017 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review & Excerpt Tour {Review+Giveaway}: Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis

From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes the next sexy, standalone novel in the Heartbreaker Bay series… About ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE: There’s no such thing as a little in love . . . Elle Wheaton’s priorities: friends, career, and kick-ass shoes. Then there’s the muscular wall of stubbornness that’s security expert Archer Hunt—who comes before everything else. No point in telling Mr. “Feels-Free Zone” that, though. Elle will just see other men until she gets over Archer . . . which should only take a lifetime . . . There’s no such thing as a little in lust . . . Archer’s wanted the best for Elle ever since he sacrificed his law-enforcement career to save her. Their chemistry could start the next San Francisco earthquake and he craves her 24/7, but Archer doesn’t want to be responsible for the damage. The alternative? Watch her go out with guys who aren’t him . . . There is such a thing as . . . As far as Archer’s concerned, nobody is good enough for Elle. But when he sets out to prove it by sabotaging her dates, she gets mad—and things get hot as hell. Now Archer has a new mission: prove to Elle that her […]

Review: Good Boy (WAGs #1) Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen

» 31 January, 2017 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Good Boy (WAGs #1) Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen

I have a soft spot for heroines who are struggling to find the right career or find the right person or generally just finding somewhere to belong. Jessica Canning grew up in the boisterous Canning clan, who are in Jess’ mind, “a bunch of overachievers.” She’s restless and totally freaked out that she hasn’t found her calling, so to speak, yet. Blake Riley is the exact opposite. Confident and self assured, Blake goes tackles life with gusto. When he meets Jess, he immediately pursues her the only way he knows how: by putting himself on her way and being obnoxious whenever possible. Admittedly, I wasn’t fan of Blake at first. He’s too loud. And too obnoxious. But man oh man, halfway through the book, I started to get all the feels for Blake and was into team Jeblake all the way. Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy continues to be a powerhouse writing team, churning out fun, hilarious and sweet romances like the boss that they are. I loved the interaction between the characters, the little hockey tidbits, and I get to see Jamie and Wes again enjoying their HEA. Good Boy is going to be the first book in the new Him spinoff series called WAGs. And just […]

Release Blitz {Spotlight+Excerpt}: Almost a Bride by Jo Watson

» 31 January, 2017 » Authors, Book Tours » 0 comments

Release Blitz {Spotlight+Excerpt}: Almost a Bride by Jo Watson

Excerpt I knew something was wrong the second I walked up to my front door. Call it intuition. Call it a sixth sense. But I just knew. I blame the shoes. The shoes were undoubtedly the cause of all the problems that day. It was the shoes’ fault that I came home early, and the shoes’ fault I was fired. I suppose I can’t blame the shoes for making me late, though—that was the alarm clock’s fault for rudely deciding not to do its job. And when I finally realized, through the thick haze of sleepiness, that it hadn’t gone off, it was too late. I was already late for work. And when I say work, I mean my brand-new job—job of my dreams—as a fashion assistant at Glamorous Girl mag. I’d just made a total career change, leaving behind a successful job as a stylist in advertising to pursue a job in the magazine industry. It was early days, so I was still desperately trying to impress by being perfect, polite, and oh so obliging. Whether it was the request for the latte to be served at 97.7 degrees with no sugar, soy milk froth, and a sprinkling of organic cocoa powder flown in directly from the […]