All I Am by Jodi Ellen Malpas BLOG TOUR

REVIEW
Angst 2
Tears 0
Value 5
Storyline 5
Panty Scorching 5+
Overall Rating 5

Wowza! I have always wanted more of Drew. He was mysterious to me. And here in his short story I find out why and so much more. It was great! This just makes me love him even more. Although it was a novella and shorter it still packed a heavy punch. The details were there. No holes in the story. The flow was great.

Raya is all about forgetting the past and enjoying some pleasure. She wants no feelings, no attachments, no drama. She gets it, and then some with Drew. She didn’t expect him to be everything she never knew she wanted in one package. Only his secrets are deep. Will she accept them? Can she accept all the baggage he has?

Drew has never wanted to settle. NEVER. His daughter and work are everything. Only he gets knocked on his ass with Raya and the boys enjoy this immensely. I had lots of giggles at their banter. Drew is completely baffled at his feelings. Question is…. What will he do?

This was a great hot little read. Drew is THE MAN! I love him and Raya. Get ready for an action packed little read.

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All I Am (This Man #3.5)
by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Publication Date: June 18th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

All I Am, an all-new story in the This Man Series from Jodi Ellen Malpas is available now!!

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A new novella featuring Drew from the #1 New York Times bestselling This Man trilogy!

 

Jodi:

I’ve been revisiting a few old friends. You remember Drew? The dark, mysterious pal of Jesse’s? The cool guy, who kept himself to himself? Yes, him! It’s time for Drew to shine in a brand-spanking-new THIS MAN Novella coming June 18th! I can’t tell you how much fun I’ve had going back to my roots, and I just know you’re gonna LOVE Mr Davies. I hope a little something while you’re waiting for THE FORBIDDEN (Aug 8th) will put a smile on your face as wide as mine ☺

I thought I had control. I was so, so wrong . . .

I don’t need a relationship.

I have Hux, a decadent club where I quench whatever raw desire I choose. I take pleasure and I give it—no strings attached. So when Raya Rivers comes in asking for someone cold, emotionless, and filthy . . . well, no man ever takes his wicked pleasure quite the way I do.

Only Raya is different. Vulnerable. And carrying some deep sorrow that gets past all my carefully constructed walls and inexplicably makes me care. Now craving controls me. Ice has given way to red-hot need.

But Raya has no idea about my other life—my real life. That I’m a daddy to an adorable little girl.

My two worlds are about to collide with the force of a supernova. And once Raya knows the truth, will she be able to accept all I am?

 

Excerpt:

‘What do you want, Raya?’
 
She steps toward me tentatively, as if she’s questioning what she’s doing. And when she reaches me, her chest pressed to mine, she gazes up at me. ‘I don’t know.’ Her eyes are wild and unsure. ‘But I know that every time we’re close, something powerful takes over. And you’re trying hard to fight it. You’re warm and cold. What are you scared of?’
 
‘You.’ My mouth is on her before I can think better of it, and I’ve lifted her from her feet before my tongue breaches the seam on her lips. We should talk, but this is the only thing I know what to say right now, and when her arms circle my shoulders, her mouth opening up, inviting me in, I know she’s okay with it. I know she gets it.
 
With one arm around her waist holding her to me and one secured on the nape of her neck, I walk to my office, my kiss deep, my blood racing, my heart bouncing off my ribcage. I set her on her feet and take the hem of her dress, pulling it up over her head, losing her lips for just a second in the process. She wrenches my shirt open, scattering buttons in the process, her hands immediately finding my skin beneath. My forward steps encourages her backwards, our kiss deepening as she unfastens my trousers and I push her knickers down her thighs.
 
We’re all over the place, desperation getting the better of us, a mess of tongues, hands and bodies. I pull some strength from nowhere, seize her hands and break our kiss, breathing heavily. Her unsure brown eyes soon prompts me to start ridding myself of the rest of my clothes, all under her watchful gaze. Until I’m naked.
 
‘This wasn’t supposed to happen,’ she whispers.
 
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About Jodi:

Jodi Ellen Malpas wrote her debut series, The This Man Trilogy, in secret, worried about what people might think if they knew what her imagination was capable of. She was shocked herself. But she finally found the courage to unleash her creative streak and self-published THIS MAN – the first book of the This Man Trilogy – in October 2012. She took a chance on the story with a hero who soon became one of modern day fictions most prolific alpha male characters. Jesse Ward – also affectionately known as The Lord of The Manor, sparked incredible reactions from women across the globe and catapulted Jodi into the world of women’s fiction.
 
Jodi went on to self-publish the second book in the trilogy, Beneath This Man in Jan 2013, just before Grand Central Publishing, part of the Hachette Book Group, picked up the popular trilogy and the unknown Jodi. The third book of the trilogy, This Man Confessed, took Jodi to the top of the bestsellers lists, earning her the proud title of #1 New York Times Bestselling Author. This Man has since been voted one of the top romance novels of all time.
 
With so much love, enthusiasm and a thirst for her words from her readers, Jodi suddenly wasn’t afraid of her imagination anymore. She went on to write The One Night Trilogy with the delectable and mysterious Miller Hart, and stole the hearts of her readers once again. Her first stand-alone novel, THE PROTECTOR,  released in September 2016 and has since been nominated for a Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award. Jodi’s next stand-alone novel. THE FORBIDDEN, is set for release in August 2017.
 
All seven of her published novels have hit the New York Times best sellers list – as well as the Sunday Times list and various international best seller lists. Her work is now published in over 24 languages across the world.
 
Jodi was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys and a beagle. She is a self-professed daydreamer, a mojito addict, is famous for her obsession with Converse, and has a terrible weak spot for Alpha Males. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion – a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.
 
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Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland ~ Cover Reveal!

We are excited to bring you the next cover from New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Authors Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland.

DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU is the next standalone Contemporary Romance Novel from this sensational duo releasing on September 18, 2017!

 

 

Model: Philip Van den Hoogenband – Chadwick Models Melbourne
Photographer: Brian Jamie
Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs

 

 

 

Dear Bridget,

I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face.

So, here goes.

We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.

But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.

I want you.

The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke.

So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime.

No questions asked.

Think about it.

Or don’t.

Whatever you choose.

It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway.

–Simon

 

 

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list fifteen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.

 

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Other books from Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward:

Cocky Bastard
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Stuck-Up Suit
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Playboy Pilot
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Other books from Vi Keeland:

Standalone novels

Egomaniac
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Bossman
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The Baller
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Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

First Thing I See

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Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)
Beat
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Throb

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https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/throb-4

MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-the-fight/id805540252
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-fight-vi-keeland/1117014180
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Worth the Chance

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http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-chance-vi-keeland/1118634058
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Worth Forgiving

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The Cole Series (2 book serial)
Belong to You

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Made for You

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Other books from Penelope Ward:

Mack Daddy:
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RoomHate
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Stepbrother Dearest
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Neighbor Dearest
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Sins of Sevin
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Jake Undone (Jake #1)
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My Skylar
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Jake Understood (Jake #2)
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Gemini
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Love Sex Music by Michelle A. Valentine ~ Release Blitz w/ Review

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Title: Love Sex Music

Author: Michelle A. Valentine

Release Date: June 21, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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“No getting involved with the talent…”

“I’ve never been very good at following the rules.” –Laz

Synopsis

Fame can disappear in an instant…

Fortune is a fleeting fantasy…

Laz Rawlings had them both, until he lost it all…

Laz, a former world-famous music producer screwed up everything thanks to his rock-n-roll lifestyle, but he’s been given an opportunity to prove his genius in the music industry wasn’t a fluke, and he’s hell-bent on not letting history repeat itself. But that’s proving difficult when the young singer he’s tasked with grooming has become the object of his every desire.

Life has been an uphill battle for Aundrea Newton, so when a sexy, tattooed stranger hand delivers her dream of a music career, she’s skeptical. Nothing ever comes easy, and she knows Laz has the power to crush both her career and her heart with his undeniable sex appeal and charismatic swagger.

When the line between mentor and student blurs, both begin to question what’s more important: Love, sex or the music.

**STANDALONE. No Cliffhanger**

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Amazon and Kindle Unlimited
On sale for $2.99 for a limited time! Regular price is $4.99.

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Review

Storyline: 5
Angst: 1
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

Laz had his fame and fortune and lost it all. Now he’s on his last chance and he’s creating an all new girl band that he hopes places him back on the road to success. There’s one small caveat…he can’t get involved with any of the members. Aundrea Newton always falls for the bad boy. They are her weakness. When she and her sister have a chance to make their dreams come true, can she resist her greatest desire?

“Maybe having the woman of my every desire staying in such close proximity to me isn’t the brightest idea I’ve ever had. The need to run my fingers along her smooth skin is pretty damn strong, and I don’t know how long I’ll be able to fight it before I say, Fuck it all, and make my move.”

I was in the mood for a sweet, sexy rock book and that’s just what I got. Drea was so willing to stay in the background and be happy for her sister, but that girl had a voice that needed to shine. Laz had made mistakes and lost his way. I loved he was redeeming himself and wanted to prove he could still succeed with his love of the music industry. Secrets come to light and just as Laz warned Drea…you need someone you can trust along the way. With all of the tough breaks Drea has had to deal with in her life you can’t help but root for that girl to get some self-esteem and overcome her fears. Kick some butt, Drea!

I kind of love all of Michelle Valentine’s books. She had me at the golden ticket during the Black Falcons and I won’t be escaping her spell anytime soon. All of her stories have so much heart that you just can’t resist them.

robin

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About the Author

Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of erotic and New Adult romance. Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos, and sexy musicians inspired her erotic BLACK FALCON series.

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Tycoon by Katy Evans ~ Blog Tour w/ Review & Excerpt

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Tycoon by Katy Evans
Publication Date: June 20th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tycoon, an all-new standalone from Katy Evans is available now!!!

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He wasn’t always this rich. This hot. This difficult.

Aaric Christos was a guy who protected me. Wanted me. Maybe even loved me.

That man is gone.

In his place is the most powerful real estate tycoon in the city.

He’s a cold, ruthless, aggressive businessman.

The only one who can save me and my startup from ruin.

It takes every ounce of courage to put my pride aside and ask for his help.

I didn’t expect him to offer it easily.

And he doesn’t.

Instead, he vets me harder than he’s vetted anyone.

Don’t invest in what you don’t know, he says.

He’s assessing every piece of me, to the point I’ve never felt so bare.

I yearn for the boy I once knew, whose touch once craved me.

Putting it all on the line will be worth it, I tell myself.

Until I realize—too late—that some risks are not worth taking.

Review

Storyline: 5
Angst: 2
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 4.25 Stars
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

Bryn just needs to catch a break. She wants to start her own business but finding funding is proving to be impossible. As her last resort, she turns to Christos, a high school friend turned real estate tycoon who funds business startups. Christos challenges Bryn to develop her business plan as he vets her and she’s never worked harder to prove herself. But the old sparks they had in high school are threatening to fire up and everyone knows you don’t mix business with pleasure.

“There’s always been a you and I. Except only you and I know it. Only you and I know all the touches that never happened. All the kisses we never took. All the damned dances I didn’t dance with you.”

I freaking couldn’t wait to have this book in my hands. Bryn and Christos…these two…I was up and down and all over the place. Is he going to help her? Why does he keep stringing her along? MEANWHILE, Bryn is trying to keep things professional, but he’s sex on a stick. SEX. ON. A. STICK! And he has a…mumble…girlfriend. Anywho…I really couldn’t put the book down because I was trying to figure out what the heck was going on. Are they or aren’t they? Will she be able to pull this off? Honestly, I thought Christos ran so hot and cold I couldn’t figure him out. He’s a man of mystery. I wanted Bryn to grow a pair and kick his butt into action. Fate brought these two back together and I wanted them to see the light. There is definitely some angst and a bumpy ending but I can’t wait to see what happens next with these two and, of course, Sara and her juicy one-night stand!

I can’t resist a Katy Evans story. They tease you and every single time I can’t put it down. I have to read it all in one sitting. And that’s why they are my favorite romances. Hand over ALL THE BOOKS!

robin

Excerpt

I hop off the train and walk several walks to his building.

It’s a brownstone in Park Avenue, one of the most elite of the elite spaces in town.

My lungs feel a little bit overworked from awe as I head up the steps to the double doors, grateful that I came dressed to kill in a little black dress, a jacket, and pumps. Simple, but effective.

See, I may be feeling a little awkward, but at least I don’t look it.

I’m greeted by his maid. She’s dressed in black and white, her hair drawn back in a neat bun, her expression stoic and formal as she leads me down the hall to a gorgeous study.

I catch my breath when I notice all the books and shelves.

It’s like a reader’s paradise in here. There’s a sleek chrome bar, a modern mahogany glass-topped desk, and two huge whiskey-colored leather chairs that almost swallow me up when I’m instructed to wait in one.

I drum my fingers, inhaling the scent of leather and wine, remembering a guy I knew with his mechanic navy-blue uniform, black streaks on his jaw, his big nose always the first thing you’d see, which was a pity because he had beautiful eyes and a really sinful pair of lips.

He’s living in luxury now. Wow. Good for him.

I hear footsteps approaching and the little hair on my arms prick at attention. My head turns as a tall, dark figure steps into the room, and the most intimidating guy I’ve ever seen enters and crosses the room toward the desk. He walks like he’s the shit…his strides proud and composed, elegant and powerful.

Christos, I hear myself breathe in surprise.

He’s so tall now…six three, at least. Dirty-blonde hair, gold-green eyes, chiseled jaw, and a gorgeous profile.

All in black, he looks very much a New Yorker.

He’s wearing a black jacket, black pants, and a black turtleneck beneath the jacket…

I stare at him, my jaw hanging a little bit open. The man is….all man. Testosterone. Muscles. Height. Width. My chest hurts all of a sudden because I realize…

The boy you knew is gone.

I force myself to stand. “Thank you for seeing me.”

He heads to the bar to pour two drinks, then he prowls over, takes the whiskey leather chair across from mine and leans forward, pushing a glass of cognac with one finger across a small table, toward me.

And he waits.

In silence.

But my stomach dips as if he’d said something ultra-sexy and decadent.

“You might not remember me, I’m sorry to be reaching out like this,” I say, nervous.

“What do you want?”

There’s a pleasant shiver as he speaks. Recognition of his voice, even though it’s far deeper than I remember.

“I was told you sometimes invest in startups.”

“I’d say more than sometimes.” He raises his eyebrows as if I should’ve done my homework better.

Ugh, Bryn! Focus! Be SMART! Make yourself and your business irresistible! A silence settles as he eyes me, slowly setting his drink down as he leans forward and finally, unexpectedly, smiles. At me.

It’s just a smile.

But the world tilts under its impact.

“Hello, little bit.” Amusement touches his gaze as he tilts his head and watches me. “You know, I’d think you’d have grown up the ten-plus years since I last saw you. At least an inch.” He leans back in his seat, seemingly displeased. Wow, this guy is not the lanky kid I knew once. This guy oozes danger.

Every ounce of “boy” is gone. Oh God. For a moment I wish that we could go back in time and I could discuss my startup with the guy I knew before.

But time travel is not really my talent, and it seems like I have yet to see if I even have any special talents at all—depending on what this guy thinks.

“I grew two in width,” I shock myself saying.

He laughs then, his eyes drinking me in openly.

“Shame on you, you’re not trying to see if it’s true?” I ask him, frowning now.

He shrugs casually, his lips curved at the corners. “I can’t help it. Something has to have changed.”

“Why?”

“Because nothing good ever lasts. Even you, little bit.” A smile touches those unforgettable gold-green eyes.

A shiver runs through me. Because…

Christos recognized me.

“I can tell you’re as incorrigible as ever.” I shake my head, but I’m smiling, truly just relieved that he recognized me.

“I try to be,” he purrs dangerously.

I’m feeling warm all of a sudden. I can’t believe I’m staring at him so much, but it’s like I cannot take my eyes away. He looks achingly familiar, but at the same time, so different I cannot help but stare and track the differences in his features. The way his jaw squared out even more, the way his body filled out with hard, lean muscles that shift and ripple beneath his expensive designer clothes. I cannot believe that this is a guy I knew once.

He seems to silently be taking in my changes too, his keen stare allowing me to see that he seems to approve of it all. Even the dress I’m wearing. “You changed enough for the both of us,” I blurt.

“Really. How so?” he asks.

“You grew into your nose.”

“Really?” He chuckles as if despite himself.

“Width and height too. Quite a bit,” I add.

“Anything else,” he prods, one eyebrow rising.

“You learned how to dress.”

He looks down at his black suit. “This old thing?” He grins, then shifts forward, sobering up. “What can I do for you, Bryn? Considering I’m rather surprised to see you here, I’m eager for you to satiate my curiosity.” His stare becomes keen.

“So am I. I didn’t expect to be here,” I admit, and for a moment when I look into his eyes, all I see is someone I’ve seen before. Someone who belonged in my life long ago. “You know when you had that misplaced crush on me and told me one day I’d know what it felt like to throw pebbles at someone’s window wanting them to open? I’m sort of throwing rocks here.”

“Not to sing me a love song,” he says flatly, his eyes shuttering.

“No. Well, you know that was never….I mean…” Don’t bring up your rejection of him, Bryn! “It’s for something better. Business.”

“Go on.”

“I knew that’d get you.” I smile privately. “So it’s true your love is money now.”

“She gives back what I put in. Though her ass isn’t as juicy as I like,” he says nonchalantly.

“Wow. No matter how polished you look, your mouth is still as crude as ever.”

“Thank you,” he purrs, his eyes grinning at me.

I laugh. Then I sober up and realize he’s waiting for me to speak. “I’m looking for money for my startup,” I say.

“How much.”

“One hundred thousand.”

“I don’t invest less than a million.” He twirls his whiskey in his glass, eyeing the liquid.

“Well then, I’ll ask for a million.”

He raises his brows, setting his glass down. “It’s not how much you want to ask for, it’s how much the company’s worth.” Eyebrows up, he skewers me with a cold, intimidating look.

“It’ll be worth more than a million, trust me,” I bluff.

“Good for you. Except…” he leans back with a rustle of clothes, every athletic inch of his black-clad body flowing sinuously like a feline with the move, “considering that has yet to happen and I’ll need to trust you on that, my trust needs to be earned.”

This version of Christos is even more intimidating than the old one, unfortunately.

I try to hide it, keeping my voice as level as possible. “How does one earn your trust?”

“I’d tell you if I were interested, but I’m not exactly sure that I am.” He eyes me as if debating in silence.

This guy is the only guy in the world that unnerves me in this way, and I can’t seem to slow the fast pounding of my heart in my chest as I try to remember what I came here to say.

“I have a full presentation for you. I’m not taking no for an answer.” I reach into my briefcase.

“Darling. Are you ready?”

I start at the female voice and glance at a gorgeous woman striding into the study. Christos continues looking at me as he stands and reaches for the cell phone the woman extends out.

“We’re done here,” he answers her as he pockets the phone, his gaze remaining on me.

“I’ll wait for you in the car.” She leans up and kisses his jaw, her hands proprietary on his chest, then sends me a woman-to-woman claiming look, before she swishes away, all glittering jewels and lean body.

There’s a silence as he approaches, and for a second all I can hear is the sound of a toilet flushing, taking my only opportunity with a possible investor away.

“I’ll think about it,” he says.

“Christos.”

“I said I’ll think about it,” he says from the door.

“Please do,” I say as he exits the room. I cup the sides of my mouth, “I’ll be back tomorrow. Same time?” I say jokingly.

I’m surprised when I hear footsteps returning. He pauses when our eyes meet. “I’ll make contact,” he says, raising his eyebrows meaningfully, “If I’m interested in hearing more.” He nods. “Nice to see you, Bryn.”

“Nice to see you. Christos.”

Well, that went sort of awful.

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At His Mercy by Shelly Bell ~ Release Blitz w/ Review & Giveaway

 

Title: AT HIS MERCY

Author: Shelly Bell

Series: Forbidden Lovers, #1

On Sale: June 20, 2017

Publisher: Forever

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“Bell opens the Forbidden Lovers series with a sexy thriller that will leave readers breathless. This novel is sultry and hot in all the right places, with just enough plot to keep the pages turning.” –Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

 

“With a liberal dose of suspense and mega-hot sex, Bell’s compelling first novel in the Forbidden Lovers series is exciting right through to the epilogue…absolutely nothing is wasted in this taut tale.” –RT Book Reviews, Top Pick Review

 

Angel in his arms . . . Devil at her heels

 

One last, no-strings night of indulgence. That’s all Tristan wants before he begins a much-needed new chapter in his life. Instead he finds an innocent angel in pink who brings him to his knees.

 

Isabella is done hiding from the world . . . and her haunting memories. Discovering courage in the arms of a perfect stranger, she finally lets go and sheds her inhibitions.

 

To Isabella’s shock, she soon learns that Tristan is more than her mystery man—he’s her professor. But Tristan isn’t the only person who’s found Isabella on campus. A dark figure from her past has come back for her. Now Tristan will risk anything to protect Isabella . . . even if it costs him his life.

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Panty Scorching- 5

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Angst- 3

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Overall Rating- 5

Reviewed by Joanna

When I read this story… my first thought was, I am a true believer of FATE!

You have Tristan who is looking to just have a one night stand, and goes to a “play party” to have it, before he moves off to another town to be a professor. He has a “history” that will come back to bite him in the butt, but he is trying to rise above it and better himself.

And then on the other side of this, you have Isabelle, she too has had a past. An abusive relationship that almost left her dead. She his now trying to move forward after of living a sheltered life for over a year…everyone trying to protect her and “pamper” her. After everything she has gone through, she has learned that she in interested in the BDSM lifestyle. She has taken the proper steps to learn about it… but she has never experienced it. Isabelle is close with her cousin, who lives the lifestyle and has been invited to her “play party” before she leaves to go off to college. She isn’t looking for a relationship…she knows she is moving away…and she just wants to have some fun.

Isabelle walks into the party, not dressed like the others, but did the best she could after working at the family bakery all day. She grabs the attention of Tristan. Tristan watches her from afar, but finally speaks to her. The connection they had… and the trust that Isabelle had in Tristan was unusual for a first encounter, but it worked.

So they have their “one and done” encounter and then they go their separate ways. Neither spoke of their lives. Then weeks later, they run into each other again, Tristan is the professor, and Isabelle is the student.

Do the continue in their adventures together, or do they forget each other? Oh YES… THEY DO!

This is a sweet and sexy story and loved every minute of it… She was.. At His Mercy, and it was GOOD!

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Fire in the Stars by Nikki Groom ~ Release Blitz w/ Review

Title: Fire in the Stars (Steel Souls, #2)

Author: Nikki Groom

Release Date: June 19, 2017

Genre: MC Romance

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When Sadie Foster’s world collided with Ramsey Dalton, she never expected to find herself in the middle of a vicious war between two motorcycle clubs. Caught in a web of secrets and lies, Sadie begins to question everything about herself, and her life.

Ramsey is struggling to keep it together. With the conflict between the Steel Souls and The White Wolves coming to a head, Sadie’s life isn’t the only one at risk. Pulled in all directions, Ramsey is torn between his feelings for Sadie, and his ability to keep everyone he cares about safe from harm.

Uncovering a new reality at every turn, Ramsey and Sadie are pushed to their very limits and forced to evaluate everything they know to be true. But things are not always as they seem. And knowing who to trust can mean the difference between life and death.

There’s no denying the chemistry between them, and it seems their paths were always destined to cross. But is their connection strong enough to withstand the storm?

Because the reality is, there’s no war without passion, and no love without loss…

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Storyline: 5
Angst: 2
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Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
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With Sadie and Ruck missing after the fight, Ramsey wants to just let go and take down the White Wolves MC. But they need to be smarter than that. They need a plan. Will the Steel Souls MC be able to find these two in time before everything falls apart? Or will they torture Sadie and Ruck and fracture their souls irreparably?

“I never believed in fate or any mystical shit like that, but she was part of this world from the very beginning of her life. She’s meant to be here – it’s in her blood, and I’m meant to make her mine. I certainly have no intention of her being anyone else’s.”

Whoa! This has to be one of the best MC books I’ve ever read. My emotions have been all over the place. Things I guessed were going on were never entirely right and the twists kept coming! I love it when I’m kept on my toes. Sadie is strong yet she knows who her family truly is. Ramsey tries to fight for and protect the ones he loves. He never feels like he’s truly done enough. JJ is the leader the club needs and he’s willing to put it all on the line for his club. I can’t believe how much heart this story had. The Steel Souls are family and I really need more of them.

I can’t believe how emotionally invested I was in the Steel Soul family. As rough and crude as these men were, I wanted them to be together again, drinking and getting it on with their MC hos. My heart broke in places for Ramsey and how he tried so hard to save everyone. If you like MC stories, you really don’t want to miss this one.

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Nikki Groom is a hopeless romantic, lover of all things happily ever after and firm believer that love makes the world go around.

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She lives in East Sussex with her husband and two children. Having turned her hand to many things over the years, Nikki is now proud to add ‘author’ to that list.

Having always been a dreamer, Nikki’s imagination stretches far and wide, which enables her to get lost in faraway places and imaginary people.

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KASH by Victoria Ashley Release Blitz

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Once again Victoria writes another kick ass alpha male and scorching hot heroine. This is the final book in the WOS. The end to all those hot male strippers. *SIGH* Well, V took them out with a bang. That’s for sure. I love Kash. He quickly took the top spot of favorite WOS man. And I never thought anyone could take that from Slade. But ole Kash came in and swept me off my feet. His protective nature, tender heart, and dirty mouth did it. I could not get enough! I could read Kash and Eden for dayyysssss and never tire of them. Their chemistry is on point. Although, shes got some serious issues with her EX Kash will stop at nothing to protect her. I love this about him. Hes so protective and up front about what he feels. Theres no smack talking about oh shes just a girl. Nope, with him its like he KNEW she was it. Dead sure about it.
Eden is a strong female. Shes got herself out of a bad relationship and shes focused on family and work. Nothing will stop that. Until one night out she sees Kash. And let me just say…. hes hot enough to make a girl stupid. Eden is set on not going there. But that man…. whew hes hard to resist. I absolutely love how Victoria took this book and made it just as hot as the other WOS books, but its so much different. Not in a bad way. The character situations are different so it called for a little switch up. Which to me, made it so much MORE! Victoria and her hot alpha males are always a must read for me. Her words are perfection and so is the story, the characters, and the games that get played in this book. I will never look at a certain sport the same again. I LOVE IT!!! WAY TO GO V! You nailed it!!!! So proud of you lady and thanks for taking me on one hell of a ride with the WOS boys! Perfect ending!!!

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My name is Kash Knight and I’m a fucking protector…
 
It runs deep in me, this need to dedicate myself to a woman and make her feel secure and cared for in every single way. Not just physically, but emotionally.
 
But when women see my hard body, all they want is for me to pleasure them and give them their ultimate fantasy. I need something more though, someone I can give my heart to.
 
And when my eyes land on the sassy blonde that seems too busy to put her needs first, I know without a doubt that it’s her I want to take out and show what it feels like to go out with a real man.
 
To be touched by a real man.
 
Eden Quinn…
 
I need a chance for her to see me as something other than just a male fucking stripper– a dirty temptation that knows how to make a whole room of women hot and wet.
 
Slowly, I begin to work my way in and when I find out she has a son that means more to her than life itself, I want so much more than I ever could’ve fucking imagined.
 
I want to take care of them and show Eden what it’s like to be safe and protected.
 
I’m making her mine and nothing is going to stand in my way… not even him.
 
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RDB3“Have you been with anyone other than your ex?” I have to ask, because it seems as if she hasn’t touched anyone other than him. I can tell by the sound of her breathing at just being so close to my dick.
“No,” she answers, quickly. “He was my first… there hasn’t been anyone since.”
“Fuck Eden…” I squeeze her hand in mine, just thinking about being the only other guy to be inside of her other than the father of her child.
I have no idea why that turns me on even more, but fucking shit, I want to be her next.
I want a chance to show her how a real man takes care of a woman and gives her everything she needs, and craves.
“What?” She squeezes my thigh, causing my cock to jerk. “Does that make you want me even more? Knight never did it for me.”
I nod my head and grip the steering wheel with both hands, fighting so damn hard to control myself. “You have no idea the things that makes me want to do to you. To give to you.” I place my hand over hers again and squeeze. “Especially knowing he never gave you what you deserved. A woman’s needs should always come before a man’s.”
The rest of the drive to the baseball field is spent with me trying my damned hardest to keep some kind of restraint.
It’s not easy, especially with her hand gripping my thigh, but I need to do it.
A real man knows when a woman’s ready and when that time is right; I’ll let go of all restraint, holding nothing back.
“Oh look, there’s no one here,” she says, while jumping out of my truck and shutting the door behind her.
I quickly jump out after her and reach into the bed of my truck for some balls, a bat and a couple mitts.
“You know…” she spins around and faces me, while walking backwards. “I’ve gotten pretty good over the months, while playing with my son. Just a warning.”
I believe it. Alec is damn good at playing ball. I know because I taught him.
“I guess we’ll see just how good. But I should warn you…”
“Let me guess…” she says teasingly, while looking me over. “You play better in the nude.”
I laugh and hand her the bat. “I do everything better in the nude. Again… a proven fact.” I arch a brow and grab a ball, tossing it up, before catching it. “But, I was gonna say I hit pretty far. Not sure it’ll be a fair game.”
She keeps her eyes on me, trying her best to look intimating as she strips her light jacket off and tosses it at the fence with a cocked brow.
Her confidence is pretty damn sexy right now.
“Oh yeah. Let’s play a different kind of game them, Mr. Cocky. Show me how good you are when there’s a little distraction.”
“Okay.” I laugh, dying inside to hear what she’s about to come up with. “Your rules. Like I said… I’ll do anything you want.”
She lifts a brow and steps around the fence, up to the batter box. “Whoever hits the furthest out of three balls, gets to choose an item of clothing for the other person to take off. The first person down to their underwear, loses.”
I smirk while stretching, letting her know, I’m not taking it easy on her. “You do know I strip for a living, remember? Getting me out of my clothes is pretty fucking easy.”
“Yes. But a challenge is sort of fun… don’t you agree?” She’s the one looking cocky now, as if she expects she won’t have to take much off.
“More than you know.” I undo the top few buttons of my shirt to give me some more wiggle room and walk over to stand at the pitcher’s mound. “Game fucking on.”
Placing the bat between her legs, she holds up a finger. “One sec…” I watch as she messes around behind her back as if she’s either loosening or undoing her bra. “You’re not the only one who needs a little more wiggle room,” she admits with a grin.
“Hey… I don’t have a problem with that. It’s the only thing you’re gonna have on by the time this game is through, so you might as well make sure it’s comfortable. Ready?”
“I love your confidence,” she says with a grin. It’s cute on you.” She nods and gets into a batter stance. “I’m ready.”
I grin and hold a finger up. “Wait… I’m not quite ready yet.” Placing the ball under my arm, I slowly undo my shirt and pull it open, making sure she gets a nice view of my chest and abs.
“You play dirty, I see.” She shakes her head and puts on a serious face. “Show me what you got, big guy.”
“You sure you want me to?” I lift a brow and reach down to unbutton my jeans.
“That’s not what I meant!” she yells.
“Oh.” I smile. “Just checking…”
I catch her gaze zone in on my chest, watching it flex as I prepare to pitch the ball.
“Hey!” I yell. “Eye on the ball.”
“Just throw it,” she demands, while looking up and pretending she wasn’t just staring at my body. “I’m ready.”
Keeping my gaze on her, I throw the ball and smile when she misses.
“That was my warm up swing,” she says with a small smile. “Don’t judge me just yet.”
“I wasn’t going to blame it on my body or anything…” I reach up and catch the ball as she tosses it back. “I swear.”
“Good. Because you’d be wrong anyway.” She smiles and gets back into position, clearing her throat a few times and fighting to keep her eyes off me. It has my confidence spiking.
After Eden takes all her swings, only hitting one out of three balls, I take a swing, hitting the first ball so far that we just let it go.
“I believe that means I’m the winner of round one…” I nod down at her feet. “I’ll start out easy so you’re not naked within the first two rounds. Lose the sandals.”
Surprising me, Eden strips her shirt off with a confidence that has my cock jumping. “I’m not worried, Kash. I won’t be naked within two rounds. So don’t take it easy on me.”
Apparently, she’s going to play by her own rules, just not the ones she set for the game.
Holy fuck…
I have no doubt she’s doing this as more of a distraction than anything. A way to get back at me for screwing up her first three swings.
And seeing as I can’t seem to take my eyes away from her perfect breasts; it might just help her at least get my shirt the rest of the way off.
“I’ve mastered multitasking pretty damn well. I’ll prove it in more ways than one, Eden.” I say next to her ear as we pass each other to switch places.
You can tell my words have worked her up a bit, because she doesn’t seem quite as confident as she prepares for the second round.
She shakes her head. “No talking… cheater.”
I laugh at her calling me a cheater. “You’re the one standing across from me topless, when all you had to lose were your shoes. You want to play… so I’m playing.”
And apparently, my dick wants to play too, because it’s standing at full attention as I take her in, standing across from me in that red, lacy bra.
“Any day now,” she taunts. “Who’s distracted now?”
I pitch her three easy balls to hit this time, wanting to make sure this game doesn’t end too fast. I’m enjoying myself with her way too damn much to let this game be over soon.
I’m actually surprised when she hits the third ball far enough to just let the ball go and use a new one.
It’s pretty fucking hot.
Especially the way her breasts bounced as she swung.
Shit… how can I play this off?
Fuck it. I won’t.
I let myself be distracted as I take my swings, not hitting them far for shit.
Truthfully, I want out of these damn clothes anyway. I want us both naked, our bodies pressed together as I give up my restraint and take her.
I want to feel her warm skin against mine, our sweaty bodies rubbing together as I bury myself deep and make her forget about Knight all together and how shitty he was to her.
I want to erase her memory with any other man, only allowing her to think about me.
Setting my gaze on hers, I pull my shirt off and toss it, before unzipping my jeans and yanking them off too.
This has her pulling her eyes away from mine to scan over my entire body.
“Your turn,” I say, not giving her a chance to ask me why I took off two items of clothing instead of one.
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About the Author
 
Victoria Ashley grew up in Rockford, IL and has had a passion for reading for as long as she can remember. After finding a reading app where it allowed readers to upload their own stories, she gave it a shot and writing became her passion.
 
She lives for a good romance book with tattooed bad boys that are just highly misunderstood and is not afraid to be caught crying during a good read. When she’s not reading or writing about bad boys, you can find her watching her favorites shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Dexter and True Blood.
 
She is the author of Wake Up Call, This Regret, The Walk of Shame series, Get Off on the Pain, Something for the Pain, Royal Savage, Thrust, Hard and Reckless, Damaged Locke, Pay For Play, and Two Can Play. Victoria is currently working on more releases for 2017.

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