Thursday, 22 February 2018

Spark by S.L. Scott Release Blitz #excerpt #teaser


Title: Spark Author: S.L. Scott Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
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SYNOPSIS
One break is all The Crow Brothers need and we’re about to get it.
Johnny Outlaw, rock legend and lead singer of The Resistance, is here to watch us play. But he’s not the only familiar face in the crowd—killer little body, heart-shaped face, and drop-dead gorgeous.
Hannah Nichols sitting at the bar makes it hard to concentrate, sparks already reigniting. The beauty was never a groupie and tonight she’s not here to catch our show. She came to drop a bomb. “You have a son.”
She underestimated me. I’ll prove to my son, and her, that I can be the dad he needs.
What is it about musicians? Why are they so damn sexy?
My heart was Jet Crow’s the moment he opened his sexy mouth and sang that first song. One stolen night with that man would never be enough, but I’m not here to fall into his bed. Again. I’m here to fight for custody of a son he’s never known.
There’s just one problem. Those sparks between us have become flames. If we’re not careful we’re both going to get burned.
 
   
 
Title: Spark Author: S.L. Scott Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance Release Date: February 22, 2018 Cover Design: RBA Designs
 
   
 
SPARK EXCERPT
Prologue
Jet Crow
Subtle scents of cinnamon mix with the taste of whiskey on her skin. I lick her from collarbone to the back of her ear, her moans enticing me to take more than a gentle share of what I want.
I’m well past hooking up with groupies, but something drew me to the beautiful brunette. Under the bright spotlight of that stage, my eyes found hers as I sang about finding the missing piece of me. Maybe it was the way she pretended to not care, catching my eyes and then turning away as if she was too shy to come speak to me, but too good to be bothered. It didn’t matter. I was already caught up in her as much as she was caught up in me.
The set ended and I made my way over to the mystery woman, the one who hid in the dark of the bar just as two shots were served. I took the shot of Fireball and then took her home shortly after.
Fuck. She feels good.
Hard little body, but soft in all the right places. Tits that fill my large hands and legs that spread enough for me to squeeze between her thighs. I bet she wouldn’t reach my shoulders in heels. Speaking of, “Keep them on.”
I like the feel of the leather against my lower back, the hard heel scraping across my skin when she tries to power play me by tightening around my waist and pulling me closer. I didn’t ask her to my bedroom. I didn’t have a chance. What started out as laughing while we shared a two a.m. snack of Cheetos, hummus, and whiskey turned into me eating her as a snack on top of my kitchen counter. I don’t ever do that with a one-nighter, but damn if she didn’t make me want to break more rules with her.
She kisses me like a woman in need of water, taking as much as she wants while pressing her heels into my ass. The heat between us emanates until I’m dragging my shirt off to try to cool down.
I knew she was different the moment she opened her mouth back at the bar. “You sing rock with so much soul. Who hurt you?”
“No one gets close enough to do me any harm.”
“That’s a pity.”
“It’s a pity I’ve never been hurt?”
“No, it’s a pity you’ve never loved anyone enough to get hurt.”
My heart started beating for what felt like the first time as I looked into her sultry eyes. I could blame the booze, but I can’t lie to myself. She had me thinking twice on things I never considered once before.
Who was this woman?
Even with our stomachs full, we weren’t satisfied. She dragged me by the belt down the hall to my bedroom. Her clothes were off and mine quickly followed before we tumbled into bed.
Fast. I want to fuck her fast and hard, but every time our eyes connect there’s such sadness found in her grays that I slow down. Wanting her to hold contact, I cup her cheek. “Hannah?”
Her eyes slowly open, the long lashes framing the lust I find between them. “What?” she asks between heavy breaths.
“Are you okay?”
“I’m good.”
“Just making sure.”
She runs her hands up my neck and into the back of my hair. “I’m sure.” Pulling me down to her, our mouths are just a few inches apart when she whispers, “I want you. I want to do this.”
Shy isn’t something I’d call her considering we were in my bed two hours after meeting. I like a woman who knows what she wants. Hannah knows. And fuck if it isn’t a turn on that she wants me.
 
About The Author:

Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.
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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Rough Ride by Kristen Ashley #ChaosMC #novella #1001darknights #bookreview #trailer #excerpt @InkSlingerPR @KristenAshley68

   

 

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley comes a new story in her Chaos series…

 

   

 

About ROUGH RIDE:

 

Rosalie Holloway put it all on the line for the Chaos Motorcycle Club.

 

Informing to Chaos on their rival club—her man’s club, Bounty—Rosalie knows the stakes. And she pays them when her man, who she was hoping to scare straight, finds out she’s betrayed him and he delivers her to his brothers to mete out their form of justice.

 

But really, Rosie has long been denying that, as she drifted away from her Bounty, she’s been falling in love with Everett “Snapper” Kavanagh, a Chaos brother. Snap is the biker-boy-next door with the snowy blue eyes, quiet confidence and sweet disposition who was supposed to keep her safe…and fell down on that job.

 

For Snapper, it’s always been Rosalie, from the first time he saw her at the Chaos Compound. He’s just been waiting for a clear shot. But he didn’t want to get it after his Rosie was left bleeding, beat down and broken by Bounty on a cement warehouse floor.

 

With Rosalie a casualty of an ongoing war, Snapper has to guide her to trust him, take a shot with him, build a them…

 

And fold his woman firmly in the family that is Chaos.

 

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 Excerpt
He spit on me.
I felt it land on the side of my chin and slide down.
I didn’t move to wipe it away.
I couldn’t.
Lying on my side, curled into a ball, the pain screamed through me. All of it—and there was a lot of it—demanding attention, I couldn’t concentrate, couldn’t think, couldn’t move in case it got worse. I couldn’t do anything but lie there and pray that it was over.
It wasn’t.
He bent over me, grabbed my hair, yanked it back, and I felt his hot breath hit my face.
“See if he wants you now, you stupid bitch,” he hissed.
He let my hair go and I felt him retreat, but he still wasn’t done
He kicked me so hard with his foot in its heavy motorcycle boot, my body slid across the cement.
I was too far gone even to grunt.
I felt something bounce off my hip, clatter to the floor, and then his voice came back, this time from further away.
“There you go, baby,” he drawled. “Your line to Chaos. We’re done with you. I’m done with you. Now they can have you.”
I heard boots on cement, more than just his, his Bounty brothers in the club. I sustained a couple more kicks as they passed. One of them grabbed the underside of my jaw and shoved my head back into the cement, also spitting, his hitting my neck.
And then they were gone.
I lay there, my focus on breathing and continuing to do it even though each breath was not only an effort but an agony. The fear I’d felt early when he took me, how he’d taken me, the way he’d handled me and I knew he’d figured it out, had dissipated as pain took its place. Now, the fear was returning that they’d come back and dish out more.
He’d come back.
Throttle.


   








Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Inkslinger Pr
Genre: MC Contemporary Romance
Part #4.5 of an ongoing series


My Rough Ride Review . . . 

We first met Rosalie in Own the Wind when she was with Shy before he got with Tabby.   At the end of Own the Wind, we think Rosalie has moved on from Shy and Chaos.  During the time between the end of Own the Wind and Rough Ride Rosalie had moved on with another biker named Beck and another MC.  

Everett “Snapper” Kavanagh, I have to admit his character is a bit vague in my memory bank,  it's somewhere in my memory bank that Snap had a thing for Rosalie but it's not at the forefront of my mind.  However, we find out very quickly what Rosalie means to Snapper after Rosalie is put in danger.  

After the negative part of the MC world enters into Rosalie's world she's done with that world.  After this event she also realized why she is so drawn to the MC boys and what void it is filling for her.  Rosalie is determined to get away from the MC, but Chaos always takes care of one of their own.  

Snapper has a bit of work to convince Rosalie to take a leap on him and come back into the fold. 

"Life, Rosie," he said gently, " is not goin' it alone.  It's about finding the right people to share it with who will make it better when it's good and be there to hold you steady when it's not."
 
I have to admit that this is the first time I will EVER say this about a Kristen Ashley book,  but I found this novella too quick paced for me.  That often can come up for me with other novellas but that has never ever came up in the same sentence with Kristen Ashley novella or not.

It has been quite awhile since I was in the Chaos world, but normally when I pick up a book within a series I can catch up when the author throws some summaries and reminder points within the story.  But this time I felt like that was missing a bit and I felt quite lost with all the nuances of the Chaos world.  Sure I remember all the past characters but the details of the war are a bit rusty for me and even after reading this they still are.   I think with this novella it's assumed that we are up to date current with all that is Chaos.  So if you are not, like myself then some details with by hazy for you.  Heck maybe this is just another reason to re-read or listen to the first books within the series.  :)

Once I brush up on all the missing details of Chaos, then I will be ready this summer of 2018 where we get the next book within this series: Wild Like the Wind.  I'm super pumped for this one, can't wait for Hound's story and to have more from Chaos.

3 . 5 Dreams can come true thumbs up!

thumbs upthumbs upthumbs up  . 5

Lauren










Kristen Ashley’s ROUGH RIDE – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
February 14th
Agents of Romance – Review & Excerpt
Bambi Unbridled – Review & Excerpt
Crystal's Book World – Review & Excerpt
I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore – Review & Excerpt
Jezabell Girl and Friends – Review & Excerpt
Marieke’s Books – Review & Excerpt
Sweet Addiction Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
The Reading Cafe – Review & Excerpt
February 15th
All romance reviews – Review & Excerpt
Blushing babes are up all night – Review & Excerpt
Edgy Reviews – Review
Garden of REden – Review
iScream Books Blog – Review & Excerpt
Read more sleep less – Review & Excerpt
Three chicks and their books – Review & Excerpt
Under The Covers Book Lovers – Review & Excerpt
February 16th
Bookgasms Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Melinda Barrera – Review & Excerpt
Night Session Reader – Review & Excerpt
Queenzany – Review & Excerpt
Red Cheeks Reads – Review
The Fairest of All Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
February 17th
Book Twins Reviews – Review & Excerpt
KDRBCK – Review & Excerpt
Live Read and Breathe – Review & Excerpt
Mustreadbooksordie – Review
Nose Stuck in a Book – Review & Excerpt
Random Book Muses – Review
February 18th
Alii's Book Jungle – Review & Excerpt
Love Between the Sheets – Review & Excerpt
Red Hot + Blue Reads – Review & Excerpt
Two Book Pushers – Review & Excerpt
February 19th
Book Reader Chronicles – Review & Excerpt
Lit. 4 Ladies – Review & Excerpt
Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt
Read-Love-Blog – Excerpt
Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt
The Book Hammock – Review & Excerpt
Wicked Reads – Review & Excerpt
February 20th
Always Books – Review & Excerpt
BFD Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Crazii Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Disheveled Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt
Relentless Romance – Review & Excerpt
Vanilla & Spice Books – Review & Excerpt
February 21st
Feel the Book – Excerpt
Jax's Book Magic – Excerpt
Love Notes Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
February 22nd
Books chocolate and lipgloss – Review & Excerpt
Desert Divas Book Addiction – Review & Excerpt
Literary Misfit – Review & Excerpt
TBR Book Blog – Excerpt
The Book Enthusiast – Review & Excerpt
February 23rd
Angie and Jessica's Dreamy Reads – Review & Excerpt
Books to Breathe – Review & Excerpt
OMGReads – Review & Excerpt
TDC Book Reviews – Excerpt
The Book Junkie – Review & Excerpt


     


About Kristen Ashley: 
 
 Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn't taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen's Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning. 
 
Nothing's changed. 
 
 Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she's blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched). 
 
Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. 
 
And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.



   

Thursday, 15 February 2018

The Wrong Kind of Love by Lexi Ryan #bookreview #excerpt #teasers

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The Wrong Kind of Love by Lexi Ryan Publication Date: February 12th, 2018 Genre: Contemporary Romance

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From New York Times bestseller Lexi Ryan comes a sexy new standalone romance novel about a runaway bride, a single dad who’s sworn off love, and the kind of family secrets that can threaten to break even the deepest bonds.  

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You never forget your wedding day. Or the moment your twin sister pukes on your bouquet and confesses she’s pregnant . . . with your fiancé’s baby.

I wanted to get away, to hide until my heart mended. I found myself in a strange town with a mysterious stranger whose talented mouth and hands almost made me forget it was supposed to be my wedding night.  

Afraid to go home to face my broken life, I pretend to be my twin so I can take her job in Jackson Harbor caring for a six-year-old girl. Imagine my surprise when I find out my new boss is my mysterious stranger—Dr. Ethan Jackson.

  I never meant for Ethan to discover my secrets. I never meant for them to matter. But the longer I work with him and his sweet daughter, the harder I fall, and the clearer it becomes that I’m not the only one carrying a secret that could tear us apart.  

Get ready to fall for the boys of Jackson Harbor in Lexi Ryan’s sexy new contemporary romance series. These books can all be read as standalones, but you’ll enjoy reading them as a series! 


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Excerpt:
“Did somebody hurt you?” My gut knots with the question. You can’t save her, Ethan.
“You could say that.”
I step forward. Maybe that’s why she’s here on this impulsive visit to Jackson Harbor. Maybe she’s running from someone, escaping a home that’s not safe. “Do you have somewhere safe to go?”
“It’s not that kind of hurt,” she whispers. She swallows, and her gaze dips to my mouth. “Why are you so sad?”
Because you remind me of Elena. Because I couldn’t walk away from her either. “I’m just worried about you.” I don’t know if I step closer or if gravity pulls me that way, but in a breath, she’s at my fingertips and my thighs brush her knees.
“Will you do me a favor?” she asks, her attention still on my lips.
“What?”
“Will you kiss me?”
“Nic . . .” I wait for the excuses to find their way onto my tongue, but they don’t, and I realize I don’t want an excuse to walk away from her. My whole body is warm and my fingers itch to touch her. The only thing I want is my mouth on hers. I want to taste her joy and sadness. I want to know how it feels to have that body pressed against mine.
I’m silent a beat too long, and she winces. “Sorry.”
“Don’t be. It’s not that I don’t want to, but you’re vulnerable.”
“Are you always so noble?”
“If you think my thoughts are noble right now, you’re even more naïve than I feared.” I lean my forehead against hers. Christ. Who am I kidding? She’s asking me to do something I’ve been thinking about since I first laid eyes on her. I couldn’t deny her if I wanted to, and I don’t want to. Not even a little.
I cup her face in my hand and run my thumb along her jaw.
She slides a hand behind my neck. “I like the way you look at me. You make me feel sexy. Wanted.”
“Who made you feel like you weren’t?”
“A mistake.”
“Then he didn’t deserve you.” I lower my mouth to hers, telling myself the kiss will be brief, that I won’t get carried away. But then her other hand joins the first behind my neck, and her breasts press against my chest. Her thighs part, and I step between them in my instinctive need to be closer. A soft moan slips from her lips as our mouths connect.
This girl kisses like she does everything else—with unabashed emotion. She doesn’t hide a thing she’s feeling, and I’m hard even before her mouth opens under mine and our tongues sweep across each other.
I thread one hand into her hair and slide the other up her bare leg, my fingers curling into the flesh of her hip while my thumb strokes her inner thigh. Her skirt is bunched around her waist, and it would be so easy to follow this soft skin up and find her panties. She’s making the sexiest sounds, and I’m dying to touch her, to find out if she’s as turned on as she sounds, but I keep my hand where it is and give her the kiss she asked for. I offer the evidence that she’s sexy and desirable, no matter what some asshole made her think.
The Wrong Kind of Love © 2018 by Lexi Ryan


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Meet Lexi:
Lexi Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of emotional romance that sizzles. A former academic and English professor, Lexi considers herself the luckiest girl around to make a living through storytelling. She loves spending time with her crazy kids, weightlifting, ice cream, swoony heroes, and vodka martinis.
Lexi lives in Indiana with her husband, two children, and a spoiled dog. You can find her at her website: www.lexiryan.com 

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Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Social Butterfly PR
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 1 in a new series


My The Wrong Kind of Love Review . . .

It has been forever since I read anything from Lexi Ryan and what a mistake that was.  I forgot how heartfelt and beautiful her books are.

Nicole has always been chasing for the one.  Now at her wedding she finally thinks she's found it until her twin sister pukes on her and admits she's pregnant with her soon to be husband.    No where to go, Nic runs to take over her twin's life as an escape as her sister steps into hers.

While escaping she meets a sexy stranger whom she has one hot night with.  What she didn't expect was for him to be her new boss.  Ethan Jackson is half a man stuck in his past.   He doesn't want a relationship but there is something about a new stranger that comes to his town.  After his brothers convince him to go for it,  he takes the chance but comes face to face with regret when she shows up on his doorstep.

I liked both Nic and Ethan, separate and together.  They both had their own issues but together they balanced each other out.   The emotional topic that takes place in this book is important and should be talked about more often and more freely than it is currently.   Lexi Ryan did a great job with this topic from different POV's and different aspects of the disease.

"Does your wimpy little heart hurt any less since you did it yourself?"

Both Ethan and Nic had secrets and when the truth comes out they both had to deal with what came with it.

"You sent him away because you don't need him.  You want him.  The difference is how I know he's the one."

I quite adored this story and can NOT wait for more from this Jackson family. 

4 Second Chances thumbs up!

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Lauren