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BOOK COVER REVEAL: Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland

Sex, Not Love

by Vi Keeland

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Model: Fabian Castro

Photographer: Rafael Catala

Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative

 

My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.  

We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s.  Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.  

I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter.  Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us.  His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off.  But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.

 We ended up back in my hotel room.  The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby.  Our attraction hadn’t dulled one bit.  After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time.  So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.

I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner.  The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city.  He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems. 

Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?

Nothing, I thought.

It’s just sex, not love.

But you know what they say about the best laid plans…


That cover is just oh-so-gorgeous!

Oh my gosh, I think I’m suffering from third degree burns here. Just looking at those smoldering eyes, phew! I could totally see Hunter Delucia in Fabian Castro. I absolutely adore Vi Keeland’s book covers. It’s like your daily dose of eye candy. 😉

Anyway, this new contemporary romance standalone by Vi Keeland will be released on January 15, 2018.  As the synopsis suggest, Sex, Not Love is a no-strings-attached kind of story. For potential new readers of Vi, I’m sure you’ve heard of this scenario before but you’ll be in for a ride. She tells the best kinds of laughter and heartaches in every story. The first book of hers that I read was Bossman and I never looked back.  She’s been one of my go-to author since then and been a member of Vi’s Violets.

Don’t miss Vi’s new standalone for 2018, Sex, Not Love. I swear you wouldn’t regret it! Purchase links are available below:

iBooks exclusive ebook pre-order:  http://smarturl.it/j2uzs2

Amazon paperback: ➜ http://smarturl.it/u257ha

Add to Goodreads: ➜ http://smarturl.it/cx15dj

**No Amazon ebook preorder. Will go live on Amazon on release day.

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SURPRISE RELEASE: White Nights by Melissa de la Cruz

White Nights (The New Blue Bloods Coven #2)

by Melissa de la Cruz

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In this next installment from beloved author, Melissa de la Cruz, the Vampires of Manhattan series continues on at a breathless pace.

Oliver Hazard-Perry, once leader of the Coven, is now a broken man and enlists the help of his friends Jack Force and Schuyler Van Alen to redeem himself and search for his lost love, Finn Chase, who has disappeared into the sophisticated streets of Stockholm. Meanwhile, back in the city, venators Ara Scott and Edon Marrok’s investigation into a surge of Nephlim (those dangerous half-human, half demons) activity has come to a dead end. As quickly as they arrived, the Nephilim have all mysteriously disappeared from New York. Where did they go? And does the answer lie in the hidden caverns and remote glaciers of the Scandinavian peninsula?

As the sun stretches summer days into white nights, the loyal crew encounters its most devastating trial yet, one that brings everything they believe into question and everything they love into danger.


HOLY CRAP!

Could this day get any better?!

I thought I was dreaming when I saw Melissa de la Cruz’ FB post.  I have been waiting for this book for more or less three years now. Three goddamned long years. Gosh, I can’t wait to get started on this!

White Nights is the second installment of The New Blue Bloods Coven series. The first book is titled Vampires of Manhattan which happened a decade after the original series ended, the Blue Bloods series. I recommend reading the previous series before starting this spin-off because there were some references that would really help you understand and appreciate the story better. The ending will absolutely create a bigger impact on the reader. 😉

Purchase link available:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1973274264

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SERIES UPDATE: Rock Chick Series Kristen Ashley

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OH. MY. WORD.

ROCK CHICKS ARE YOU SITTING DOWN?

YOU NEED TO SIT DOWN.

READY?

SHIRLEEN’S GONNA HAVE HER OWN BOOK!!!

*commence inaudible screeching*

Our queen, Kristen Ashley, just announced on her FB page that Shirleen will finally meet her own Hot Bunch! It’s a short story that’s currently working its way in our hands. I can’t believe it’s happening. Omg, I can’t stop shaking. This may be the best news ever today. I think this will yank me out of my reading slump.

Anyway, Kristen’s got a contest running on her FB page. She need a name for Shirleen’s hottie. The winner will have the honor to be mentioned in the  book, a book of his/her choice from the Rock Chick series and his/her choice of a Fortnum’s sipper cup or a Nightingale Investigation travel mug or a Rock Chick Nation martini glass. So what are you waiting for? Give the man a name!

“He’s tall. He’s built. He’s likely in his mid- to late-50s. He’s handsome. And until I get a name, I’m not sure where it goes from there.

Except he’s pretty sure about what he wants.”

Direct link to Kristen Ashley’s FB post: https://www.facebook.com/kristenashleybooks/posts/10155291035449200

Start reading the Rock Chick series: https://www.goodreads.com/series/69392-rock-chick

Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Jacob’s Ladder by Katie Ashley

Jacob’s Ladder: Gabe

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*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.*

Jacob’s Ladder lead songwriter, Gabe Renard, is having a rough start in writing for their next album. In his quest to find some quite and solitude, his journey to North Georgia Mountains took a wrong turn to be stuck in the mud. The help he got is from the form of Rae Hart, the beautiful and sassy woman with a penchant for bad luck. Would Rae be the new muse for Gabe? Would Gabe be able to turn Rae’s life around? Or would their distrustful nature be their doom before it even began?

I absolutely love Katie Ashley! It has been years since we have read anything from the Runaway Train gang but I know that Jacob’s Ladder is in the works. I have kept my eyes opened for this one and it was beautiful! It didn’t feel like it has been years since the last book. Her characters were so memorable that I didn’t need to reread the previous series to re-acquaint myself with the Jacob’s Ladder gang.

Gabe was everything I thought he would be. He’s the yin of the twin brothers. He was your classic broody, manwhore guy. He had his own frustrating moments but you couldn’t help but fall in love with him. I truly adore Rae. She’s one of the few heroines the I actually applaud to. Her life circumstances didn’t break her, it made a stronger woman out of her. I love how Katie Ashley melded these two strong personalities together. From an outsider’s POV, it would seem impossible for them to be together because their personalities clash too much. However, their intensity and drive pulled everything off.

Gabe being the classic rockstar cost this book a star. It made me feel like reading Music of the Heart again. Now, there’ s nothing wrong with that book. I LOVED that book. However, I couldn’t find Gabe’s true person in the beginning. It pains me to admit this, but it almost made me quit the book. I didn’t because I know that this book has a lot to offer. I truly believe that Katie Ashley would never fail to deliver. Well, I don’t think a four-star rating is anything to sneeze at 😉

Read: November 5, 2017

Rating: 4 Stars

 

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NOW LIVE! Jacob’s Ladder: Gabe by Katie Ashley

Jacob’s Ladder: Gabe (Jacob’s Ladder #1)

by Katie Ashley

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As the lead songwriter for Jacob’s Ladder, the last thing Gabe Renard needs is a debilitating case of writer’s block. After years of meaningless one night stands, he’s finding it hard to pen the love-filled ballads the label is requesting. In an effort to clear his mind, Gabe takes his jeep off-roading in the North Georgia Mountains. When a wrong-turn leads to him getting stuck more than just creatively, he’s forced to call for help. To his surprise, the “Ray” who has been sent by Hart Wreckers to his aid is actually “Rae”—a sexy-as-hell spitfire in a pair of tight-as-hell jeans. The combination of Rae’s sassy mouth and rocking body might be the inspiration Gabe needs. But for the first time since becoming a rock star, his advances have been shot down.

Reagan Hart has never been a fan of musicians. In fact, just the mention of one might cause her to throw a tire tool. Her disgust for them started when she was just eight and her mother ran off with a traveling country singer, and it only worsened when at seventeen, her rocker boyfriend knocked her up before blowing out of town. As a single mother taking care of her family’s collision business, Rae doesn’t have time for hook ups, much less a relationship. And if she did make time, a musician would be last on her list, even one as good-looking as Gabe Renard.

Can Gabe find the words to prove not only to Rae, but himself, that she’s the only one for him?


Jacob’s Ladder: Gabe is the first book in the spin-off series of Runaway Train. This new series will cover the stories of Abby (Renard) Slater’s brothers. We will also have fun seeing a bit of the original characters. My ARC review will be up in a few, so stay tuned!

NOW AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING RETAIL SITES:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ysFmTq
iBooks: http://apple.co/2xlanHC
B&N: http://bit.ly/2wN2lHV
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2wIbRvL

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of both Indie and Traditionally published books. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, and her spoiled mutt, Duke. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent eleven years teaching both middle and high school English, as well as a few adjunct college English classes. As of January 2013, she became a full-time writer.

Connect with Katie!

Website: http://www.katieashleybooks.com/
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2AiOOG3
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katieashleybooks/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/katieashleyluv
Bookbub: http://bit.ly/2xZj2wl

Erotica, Romance

Michael’s Wings by Tiffany Reisz

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*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Griffin Fiske finally popped the question to make an honest man out of Michael Dimir. What did Michael do? Said, yes! Ran to Mistress Nora in New Orleans, of course. Griffin is willing to wait however long Michael needs to make his decision. Would Michael find the answers he’s looking for New Orleans?

*sigh*

I just love this story. It was sweet and oh-so-beautiful. It clearly showed how different and mature they were from their first book, The Angel (The Original Sinners #2). The writing style is sublime, as always. Tiffany Reisz have such a way with words. I almost always feels like she’s actually reading the book to me whenever I read any of her works.

I love that after everything we’ve read of Michael and Griffin, there were still parts of them we haven’t seen. My favorite part is seeing a very vulnerable part of Griffin. It made an amazing impact in the whole story. That issue isn’t mentioned much in the series except for the other short stories. Of course, Mistress Nora always made things interesting. I love that she’s like the bridge that connected Michael and Griffin together. She’s like their big sister… nope. Not going there.

This book contains seven different stories of Michael and Griffin through the years before, during and after the series. A gentle reminder: you need to read the rest of the series if you don’t want any spoilers.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Read: August 20, 2017

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MUST READ: Hideaway by Penelope Douglas

Hideaway (Devil’s Night #2)

by Penelope Douglas

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DEVIL’S NIGHT is returning! Hiding places, chases, and all the games are back…

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Buried in the shadows of the city, there’s a hotel called The Pope. Ailing, empty, and dark—it sits abandoned and surrounded by a forgotten mystery.

But you think it’s true, don’t you, Kai Mori? The story about the hidden twelfth floor. The mystery of the dark guest who never checked in and never checks out. You think I can help you find that secret hideaway and get to him, don’t you?

You and your friends can try to scare me. You can try to push me. Because even though I struggle to hide everything I feel when you look at me—and have ever since I was a girl—I think maybe what you seek is so much closer than you’ll ever realize.

I will never betray him.

So sit tight.

On Devil’s Night, the hunt will be coming to you.

KAI

You have no idea what I seek, Little One. You don’t know what I had to become to survive three years in prison for a crime I would gladly commit again.

No one can know what I’ve turned into.

I want that hotel, I want to find him, and I want this over.

I want my life back.

But the more I’m around you, the more I realize this new me is exactly who I was meant to be.

So come on, kid. Don’t chicken out. My house is on the hill. So many ways in, and good luck finding your way out.

I’ve seen your hideaway. Time to see mine.


Hideaway is a romantic suspense suitable for ages 18+. While the romance is a stand-alone, the plot is a continuation of events that began in Corrupt (Devil’s Night, #1). It is strongly recommended that you have read Corrupt prior to reading this.

Buy links below:

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2yRPIZB
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2yDkCUo
Amazon AUS–: http://amzn.to/2wt7bGa
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2xSasC4
Nook: http://bit.ly/2xdSivx
iBooks: http://apple.co/2xOQBnU
KOBO: http://bit.ly/2fHnCrq
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2fK7Box

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Here are my book review from some of Penelope’s works!

BOOK REVIEW: Corrupt (Devil’s Night#1) by Penelope Douglas

BOOK REVIEW: Fall Away Series by Penelope Douglas

BOOK REVIEW: Misconduct by Penelope Douglas

Who is Penelope Douglas?

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