Monday, February 27, 2017

New Release: DON'T SPEAK by Katy Regnery (A Modern Fairytale #5-Standalone)




Don’t Speak
Series: Modern Fairytale #5 (Standalone)
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2017


Blurb

From New York Times bestseller Katy Regnery comes a new twist on a beloved fairytale.

In this modern retelling of The Little Mermaid, a fisherman's daughter from an Outer Banks island untouched by time, meets the son of the North Carolina governor at a fancy party she helps to cater.

Laire, who wants more from life than her little island can offer, is swept away by wealthy, sophisticated Erik, who is, in turn, entranced by her naiveté and charm. The two spend a whirlwind summer together that ends on the knife-point of heartbreak and forces them to go their separate ways.

Years later, when fate finds them together once again, they will discover the terrifying depth of the secrets they kept from each other, and learn that shattered hearts can only be healed by a love that willfully refuses to die.

All novels Katy Regnery’s ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers. 10% of the e-book sales for in March and April 2017 will be donated.





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A MODERN FAIRYTALE COLLECTION

Don't Speak is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection, which includes six standalone, completely unrelated novels inspired by beloved fairy tales:

The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) - available now (FREE!)
Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) - available now
Ginger's Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) - available now
Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot) - available now (99c!)
Don't Speak (The Little Mermaid) – new release
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) - available late-2017​



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 AMAZON US / UK

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Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.

Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.

Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller.

In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.


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New Release-Excerpt & Giveaway: DELICIOUS SATISFACTION by Sabrina Sol (Delicious Desires #3)


Delicious Satisfaction
Delicious Desires #3
By: Sabrina Sol
Releasing February 27, 2016
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Blurb

As LA’s hottest up-and-coming chef, Alexa Montoya is known for her ruby red lipstick, award-winning arroz con pollo and a penchant for falling for the wrong kind of men. And when a confrontation with a loser ex-boyfriend lands her in some legal trouble, she’s forced to call her long-time friend, Dante Perez, to bail her out. Only this time, Dante seems different, somehow. More gorgeous, more sexy, more…mouthwateringly irresistible. Suddenly she’s tempted to give the lawyer much more than a simple thank you…

Dante is tired of seeing Alexa with guys who only know how to steal her money and break her heart. He’s watched--and waited for--her long enough. Helping with her legal situation will finally give him a chance to win her over for good. His plan? He’ll seduce her into finally believing that there’s something deliciously right between them…

Despite their chemistry, Alexa can’t trust that Dante won’t leave. But Dante knows how to win a case. And he’ll do whatever it takes to convince Alexa that she’ll always leave him hungry for more…


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“It’s just a massage, Alexa,” he said with a smirk. “Or do you not think you can handle it? I know I can.” 
A challenge had been issued—triggering the reaction to prove him wrong. He knew her so well. 
“I can totally handle it,” she said as she scooted her ass to the edge of the couch and turned around. 
He sighed. “That’s not going to work. Stop being silly and let me do this right.” His hands gripped her arms, and he pulled her closer to him as he sank back into the corner of the couch and positioned her between his legs. “There. That’s better.” 
It was better. It was also dangerous. 
Her heart raced when his fingers rested on the tops of her shoulders. Gently, he began to squeeze and knead the taut muscles and nerves. His touch burned through the thin fabric of her T-shirt, and she swallowed her breath. 
“You are tight,” he murmured as he spread his fingers up and down her arms and then back up to her shoulders. 
It felt good. No, better than good. So much better than good. 
“Mmm,” she mumbled. 
“Just relax. Let all the tension melt away.” 
She closed her eyes and leaned farther back until she was totally resting against his broad chest. With one deep breath, she inhaled his scent: woodsy, clean, manly. Her skin heated up a million degrees in response. 
He deepened the pressure, and she melted even more. 
“Oh, yes,” she moaned at the mix of pleasure and pain. His expert fingers worked the tightness steadily, and it began to dissolve into desire. It had been so long since he’d touched her like this. God, it felt amazing. 
“Just like that,” she said on a sigh. “Please. Don’t stop.” 
She felt him move behind her until his breath was hot against her ear. “Jesus Christ, Alexa,” he rasped. 
A hardness poked against her hip, and she realized she wasn’t the only one on fire. Her hands moved from her own lap to his thighs, and she dug into the fabric of his pants. His breathing became more ragged, and she knew this was no longer just a massage. 
He slid his fingers down her arms again, but this time they brushed the sides of her breasts. Her own breath hitched, and her nipples pebbled in response. 
That was it. She was gone. 



Author Info


Sabrina Sol is the chica who loves love. She writes steamy romance stories featuring smart and sexy Latinas in search of their Happily Ever Afters. She lives in Southern California with her husband, three kids, two Beagles and one Bulldog, and is part of a larger, extended Mexican family whose members are NOT the source of inspiration for her characters. Or so she tells them.


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Sunday, February 26, 2017

New Release-Review & Giveaway: SNAPSHOTS by Addison Albright

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Snapshots
Author: Addison Albright
Release Date: February 25th 2017
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance

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BLURB

Whatever your romance reading preference — gay virgin, opposites attract, friends to lovers, or simply fun how-they-met stories — this collection contains a variety of sweet, contemporary, short gay romances, sure to make you smile.

Rewritten and re-edited, these stories were previously published singly and are available now in one collection!

Contains the stories:

* Cow Pie Bingo

* King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate

* Born to Be Wild

* The Straggler

* Now and Forever

* Moving On

* Moving Along

* Dropping Quarters

* Nevermore

* Photo Shoot

* Okay, Then

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Preface:

I love short stories. Sometimes a brief “snapshot” taken from a couple’s larger story is all that’s wanted. The narrative of “how they met” is the focus of six of the shorts in this set—quirky tales ranging from meeting at a charity fundraiser, to college kids pranking each other, to a mishap at a XXX adult video arcade.

Also included is a story featuring a well-established couple’s wedding dilemma, a friends-to-lovers tale, a coming-out-of-the-closet drama, and a continuation short that follows one of those how-we-mets. Rounding out this collection is an account revisiting the main characters from my full-length novel, ’Til Death Do Us Part.

All of these stories are contemporary, although one has a bit of paranormal flavor to it. Heat ratings range from “fairly sweet” to “rather steamy.” Excepting the final story, all were originally written in 2008 and early 2009. One (“Photo Shoot”) started out as a prompt word ficlet that I later fleshed out to a more complete story. Each has received a thorough overhaul, some more extensive than others. I hope you’ll enjoy reading them as much as I did writing them.

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Carra's Review

Cow Pie Bingo

This was adorable and sweet while at the same time hot and sexy.  I loved that Evan was so accepting of his newfound sexuality, and how he went for it with Gary.  As quick and steamy as this story was, it really has my interest piqued to know more about the two of them and whether anything more happened with them after this short story ends!

King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate

Ya gotta love the unexpected matchup.  The pleasant surprise of both Blaine and George at how everything went was great and made me smile for this odd coupling.  

Born to Be Wild

While the starting premise of this story with Trey’s little prank idea was a bit shaky for me, I love how things ended up because of it.  I’m not sure I agree with Roland’s decision at the end, but Fisher’s gesture with the rings was kind of cute ;-)

The Straggler

This is a sweet one punctuated with a nice splash of heat near the end.  Blake and Frank working for the same company adds an interesting layer to things…and Clive and Sammy are so cute with how they push Blake and Frank together.  This short is a great example of what can happen when you take a chance.

Now and Forever

*sigh*  The love, the feels and just…awww…all my review of this one needs is a bunch of hearts all in a row.

Moving On

Dammit, she made me cry AND did it while adding in a voyeuristic flair.  I LOVED this one.

Moving Along

Well that one just made Brandt and Mark my favorite couple from this set.

Dropping Quarters

Other than the slightly…icky reason behind why Luke and Cato met, the remainder of this story makes for a fun time.

Nevermore

Okay, these guys are my second favorite couple from this set.  On the one hand when letting loose they are so very hot and I’m over here fanning myself, and on the other they’re really down to earth and you just WANT to see them end up together.

Photo Shoot

Friends to more is always a favorite of mine.  I loved how funny and corny Trent was, and I thought it was sweet how Eddie was harboring such want for his best friend.  This is definitely a pair that I would love to have a full length story!

Okay, Then

It was so wonderful to go back and see Sam and Henry when they’re first starting out.  I absolutely loved their story in the author’s novel ’Til Death Do Us Part, and seeing them before those events was sweet with a touch of heat.  It also makes me want to go back and read their full story again ;-)


One thing every single one of these stories had in common?  They all made me want to know more about the couples and hear a full-length story for all of them…which means the author achieved her goal with this boxed set as far as I’m concerned—having me wanting more!  4 strong stars for Snapshots, I’d definitely recommend this to any M/M romance fan.  This set is meant for readers 18+ for adult language and M/M sexual content.


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**Please note King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate is FREE as a separate ebook


EXCERPT

“Okay, then.” That’s what Sam had said. His leg had bounced like it always did when he was nervous. It was endearing, and one of the things that drew me to him. His grin was another. I melted a little each time he leveled it in my direction, which had made it incredibly hard to hide my attraction. That ship had now sailed. For better or for worse, Sam now knew of my interest, and had agreed to a date.

His words had come at the end of a conversation we’d had at breakfast yesterday morning after we’d cleared up a misunderstanding regarding my intentions when I’d previously asked him out. Well, I suppose technically I’d asked him back to my room for a drink, so I couldn’t actually fault him for not understanding that I truly wanted to date him, not just have a fling while we were here in Honiara collecting research data.

“I’m sorry, Henry,” Sam said now as we approached Mambo Juice’s entry. “I wasn’t thinking straight, obviously.”

Perspiration dripped down my face. My pits felt more than a little damp, and sweat matted my chest hairs. The shower I’d taken right before we’d left the Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel, where we were staying a few days before heading to the smaller islands in the chain, had been a complete waste of time. But even if I’d known Sam would suggest we walk a mile to the Mambo Juice, I probably would have bathed anyway. I wanted to impress the man, after all.

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About the Author



addison-profile-picAddison Albright lives in the middle of the USA with three peculiar cats. Her stories are gay (sometimes erotic) romance, and tend to be sweet man-love in contemporary settings. Her education includes a BS in Education with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Chemistry. Addison loves spending time with her family, reading, popcorn, boating, french fries, "open window weather," cats, math, and anything chocolate. She loves to read pretty much anything and everything, anytime and anywhere.



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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Book Review: ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE by Jill Shalvis (A Heartbreaker Bay Novel)


ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE
A Heartbreaker Bay Novel
by New York Times bestselling author
JILL SHALVIS

There’s no such thing as a little in love…

Elle Wheaten’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. But now that she’s earned happiness and success, Archer just wants Elle 24/7. Their chemistry could start the next San Francisco Earthquake, and 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 perfect man has been here all along…
 


Carra's Review

Accidentally on Purpose is classic Jill Shalvis, and was a pretty entertaining read.  Great characters with plenty of depth, an engaging plot that has just the right balance of drama, romance and tension...put them together and you've got a story that pulls you in and keeps you there.

I liked Elle's tough, strong attitude--she's independent and headstrong, very much a survivor.  Archer is your definitive alpha male-protective and powerful, always putting others first.  They do sure bump heads in this story, both of them stubborn yet wanting.  They're surrounded by a devoted and loyal group of friends-the kind you hope you'll have to help keep you going when things are tough and support you no matter what.

I was immediately suspicious when Elle's sister Morgan popped around, and actually didn't care much for her at all.  I preferred the drama and tension that came naturally from Elle and Archer's head butting and hot/cold/super hot conflict they had going on to the issues Morgan stirred up.  But the extra drama she brought along also made for more of the turmoil between Elle and Archer, so in the end I was okay with the trouble she brought in.

4 solid stars for Accidentally on Purpose, and I definitely would recommend this story to any romance fan-and if you're a fan of Jill Shalvis already, you'll be very happy with this book.  This story is meant for readers 18+ for adult themes and sexual content.  While this book is part of the Heartbreaker Bay series, it can be read as a standalone and still be enjoyed on its own.

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.


About the Author


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and check out her blog, www.jillshalvis.com, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.





Friday, February 24, 2017

New Release-Excerpt & Giveaway: AS THE SUN SETS by RJ Jones


As the Sun Sets (Love for the Seasons #3)


Blurb

A sea change could be just what the doctor ordered.

Doctor Scott Penney used to be a Paediatric Oncologist—until he burned out. Watching children suffer and die took its toll on his mental health. To cope, he used anonymous sex as an emotional crutch, thinking it was better than hitting the bottle. But that inevitably destroyed his relationship with the man he loved.
With his tail between his legs and a year’s worth of celibacy under his belt, Scott accepts a position as an Accident and Emergency consultant, leaving his career in oncology and London behind.
Ben Jenkins is a paediatric nurse who loves his seaside city, his job, and his faithful old Labrador, Happy. When he meets the new doctor, Ben falls for Scott’s kind-yet-reserved personality—not to mention his good looks. Scott is great with the children who come through the hospital, but Ben senses there’s more to Scott than meets the eye.
Scott tries to resist Ben’s sunny charm—Scott’s not boyfriend material, after all—but it’s impossible not to fall in love with the sad looking old dog and his charming owner. As Scott and Ben get closer and the weather heats up, tragedy strikes and Ben is left wondering how much of Scott’s history he actually knows.
For them to move forward, Ben must show Scott that no matter what happened in the past, a beautiful day can always start after the sun sets.

**This can be read as a standalone**


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Excerpt

Scott shrugged into his jacket. When he smiled at me, it didn’t reach his eyes like it had earlier. “Goodbye, Ben. Thanks for the chat. Have a good couple of days off.”

I glared at Emma before grabbing my hoodie and going after Scott. Something wasn’t quite right and I felt I owed him an apology. For what, though, I didn’t know.

“Scott, wait.” I caught up to him as he pushed through the door and headed onto the street. “I’m sorry. Emma can be quite… blunt when she’s sober. The champers makes her more so.”

Scott smiled sadly. “It’s okay, really. I had my doubts about going tonight, but it has nothing to do with Emma or anyone at the hospital. I haven’t been one to socialise lately, but I’m glad I came. We work with some pretty good people.”

I grinned, feeling a little better that we hadn’t made him uncomfortable enough to leave. “I have to agree with you there. I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else.”

We stared at each other for a long second, our gazes locking as a small current ran between us. In the far-off distance, I could hear the odd car passing or the screech of a gull overhead, but Scott kept looking at me, his intense gaze holding me captive. My heart leapt into my throat. The connection I felt earlier was back, making my mouth dry up. I licked my lips and was surprised to see Scott watching the movement of my tongue.

“Can I walk you home?” I found myself asking.

Scott shook his head, breaking our moment as he looked away. “Don’t you live the other way?”

“I do, but…”

“Go back inside and have a drink, Ben. I’ll see you in a couple of days.”

Before I could register what I was doing, I started to lean in but caught myself just in time before I made a fool of myself. “On my days off, I usually run just before lunch. Happy would be pleased to see you.”

Scott nodded but didn’t smile. “I’ll keep that in mind.” He turned and headed up the road, hands in his pockets and head down.

He didn’t turn around before he disappeared up a side street.



About RJ Jones


RJ started as a reader and eventually made the progression to reviewing. It wasn't until two men popped into her thoughts, insisting on telling her their story that she started to write. It started with one scene. A hot and dirty one in the shower.
RJ's initial thought was if she could write their scene then they'd shut up and allow her to concentrate on other aspects of the day. That shower scene was 3000 words long and three hours of work.  But they didn't shut up.  They told her their entire story and she didn't sleep for days.  Sometimes she couldn't keep up with what they were telling her and she had to keep a notebook by the bed.

Whilst RJ was writing their story a side character decided he needed his story told too. Then other characters followed suit.

You see the problem? If RJ ever wants to sleep again then she needs to write.

RJ is a wife and a mother to two boys. Even her dog is a boy.
She is surrounded by males.

RJ writes emotionally charged, character driven romances. Her guys will always get their HEA, but it will never be easy.



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Be sure to check out the first two books in the series!

As the Leaves Fall on Amazon



As the Ice Melts on Amazon