Insatiable by Melanie Harlow ~ Blog Tour & Excerpt!

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—Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author

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Insatiable, an all-new fun and flirty friends to lovers romance from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow is available now!

I didn’t mean to see him naked–it was an accident.

It had to be, right?

Because Noah McCormick and I have never been anything more than friends. In all the years I’ve known him, he’s never once laid a finger on me. And even though he was a cute lifeguard at 16 and a hotter-than-hell sheriff’s deputy at 34, he’s always been that protective guy I could trust to keep his hands to himself. I never wanted to mess with that.

Until I walked in on him getting out of the shower and saw his hard, muscular body totally bare and dripping wet. At that moment I never wanted to mess with anything so badly in my entire life.

I should have covered my eyes. Said I was sorry. At the very least, I could have handed him a towel.

After all, I was only in town for a few days, and he was just doing me a favor by escorting me to my sister’s wedding. It wasn’t a real date.

But I didn’t apologize. And he didn’t cover up.

(Talk about a hot mess.)

After all those years of being just friends, suddenly we’re insatiable.

He’s made it clear he’s not interested in romance. Which is fine with me because
I’ve got a plane ticket back to my real life at the end of the week.

It’s all in fun…or is it?

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Excerpt

Sawyer?” I said in disbelief.

Breaking into a huge grin, she started to run.

I was still standing there in shock when she barreled into me, throwing her arms around my neck. She smelled fucking fantastic. Feminine, sweet, delectable.

“What are you doing here?” I asked, trying to hug her back without getting sweat or paint on her. “I thought you didn’t get in until Thursday.”

“I changed my ticket.” She let go just enough to smile up at me impishly. “I’m glad to see you too.”

I laughed. “I’m glad to see you. You just surprised me is all.”

“That was my plan.” She stepped back, and I figured my odor was probably repulsing her.

“I stink, sorry. I went for a run earlier and I never showered. Then I painted the garage.”

“I never mind the smell of sweat. It means hard work.” She brightened. “Will you run tomorrow? I’d love to go with you.

“Sure. We can run tomorrow. I’m off again.”

“Great! Although I’m probably way out of shape.” She made a face. “My work schedule is so crazy, I don’t run as much as I used to.”

“You look great,” I told her. And it was true—she did look great. Maybe not quite as skinny as the last time I’d seen her, but the added curves looked good on her. My eyes wandered without my brain’s permission to her slightly fuller chest and rounder hips. Quickly, I attempted to look at her face again, but then my gaze lingered on her mouth. I remembered what it had looked like the other night in my fantasy as she’d wrapped her lips around my cock and moaned like it was the best thing she’d ever tasted.

My dick twitched beneath my running shorts, and I cleared my throat. “You’ve got a favorite murder? Is there something I need to know?”

She glanced down at her shirt and smiled. “It’s a podcast about true crime. I’m addicted.”

“Never heard of it.”

A sound of exasperation escaped her. “You live under a rock! I can’t believe you’re still not on social media.”

“Yes, you can.”

“Okay, I can, but it makes it really hard to stalk you.”

I shook my head. “People like you are exactly why I don’t want to be on social media.”

She hit me on the shoulder. “I’m kidding! I just want to keep up with your life. I miss you.”

“So come home more often. Talk to my face.”

She grinned. “I do like seeing your face. Want to go grab a beer? Maybe some food?”

“Sure.”

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About Melanie

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, Succession, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the ONE & ONLY series, the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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Waiting for the Sun by Lindsey Iler ~ Blog Tour w/ 4 Star Review, Excerpt, Giveaway & Playlist!

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Title: Waiting for the Sun
Duet: Hand Over My Heart Duet #2
Author: Lindsey Iler
Release: November 4, 2019
Genre: NA Romance

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Blurb

I’m unapologetically in love with Nick Kovac.

He can claim to hate me and blame me for everything.

I’ll fight for us both.

He severs the promise he made, leaving me on the hockey rink floor, heartbroken and alone.

It doesn’t take me long to stand with my head held high, while he’s being a coward. Stuck between push and pull, everything we are is in question.

Sometimes the answers are in the stars. Others, it’s where the sun shines that our lives change.

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Review

Feels 4
Steam 1
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Stephanie

Waiting for the Sun picks up right where the first book left off and everything is just a mess for Nick and Hannah. Right away we are full speed ahead on an emotional roller coaster as these two try and navigate through everything that life is throwing at them. The author didn’t hold back in this story. It’s full of angst, drama, deceit, forgiveness and love. Nick and Hanna’s story will obliterate your heart and have you wondering so many times whether these two even stand a chance.

“Fate. Serendipity. Happenstance. Call it whatever you want. It’s what she and I have always been.”

Nick and Hannah are dealing with the repercussions of so many things that happened since Mia’s death while still trying to deal with her death itself. They are both still grieving and find solace in each other but more people seem against them than for them. I definitely was one of those people that teetered on not understanding how they can betray Mia’s memory like they did so soon after her death. But this story gave us so much in the way of an explanation or rather an understanding with the talks, the constant push and pull, the letter and the heartbreak. The love. These two had a rough road that I wasn’t sure if they were ever going to reach the end and on top of that I had to remind myself several times that they were only teenagers dealing with all of this.

“Sometimes the beauty is in the broken.”

Okay, I loved Hannah even more in the second book but at times I honestly just wanted her to walk away and not come back. She’s loved Nick basically her whole life and I know they are both going through so much but there were points where she gave everything she had and left herself emotionally raw for him and received nothing but a shattered heart in return. This girl loved hard and was all in no matter what. I think that was one of my favorite things about her. I loved Nick and understand that he felt like he was betraying Mia but sometimes the way he treated Hannah drove me insane. All of the back and forth had me wanting to slap him and tell him to wake him the hell up before he loses her. It was definitely a bumpy and broken road for these two but the love was always there. Sometimes you just have to fight harder for it.

“What a life to live, knowing you are never alone amongst the chaos. He’s my person.”

This was a heartbreaking and beautiful end to an amazing duet. So many feels and I just loved these characters and their story. It was a truly emotional read and I had my Kleenex handy as our hearts were broken and bruised several times but there was also hope and love and forgiveness. The author delivered a fantastic duet and I look forward to reading more from her.

“One thing I’m certain of, is our triumphs and failings together will always be celebrated and fixed under the sky. We just have to wait for the sun.”

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Praise for the novel

“The second part of Nick and Hannah’s story was heartbreaking and raw. With every word you can feel the pain and love bleeding from the pages.” – Autumn, EA Book Blog

“I was on a rollercoaster throughout the whole book. I could not put it down. Nick and Hannah are both so strong and vulnerable and you feel their pain and happiness.” – Taylor, Bookstagrammer @southernbooknerd93

“I thought I knew how emotional this story could get, but there was absolutely no preparing for the gut-wrenching, and choking emotion this book evokes!” – Sarah N., She Who Breathes, Reads

“It’s a push and pull love story that will have you wanting more. Nick and Hannah are the perfect imperfect couple.” – Catherine, Bookstagrammer @Nerd_who_reads

“I got lost in grief, and found in their peace. Iler gave us the only conclusion this couple could have had, and it is completely captivating from beginning to end.” – Kandace, Goodreads Reviewer

“I absolutely loved everything about this duet! I could read it again and again and still ugly cry.” -Ashley, Bookstagrammer @_the_art_of_reading_

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Excerpt

“Can I help you?” Nick says, a sly, devilish grin spread across his face.

“You tell me. You’re the one gawking at me from across the pool.” I bite my lip.

He leans forward, brushing my wet hair behind my ear like he’s done a thousand times before. “I wouldn’t exactly call it gawking.”

“What would you call it then?” I take a step back, giving us distance we clearly need. Together we are like a ticking time bomb. If you get too close, you’ll get caught in the explosion.

“Appreciating.” He stalks forward, forcing me to continue backwards until my head bumps the tiled wall. “Hate and love go hand in hand.”

“You don’t hate me.” I straighten my back, inconveniently pressing my chest right into his. He sucks in a deep hiss, allowing his eyes to roam the tiny gap between our bodies. “If I were to guess, Nick, it’s quite the opposite.” I grab the drawstring on his swim trunks. With one tight tug, there’s no space between us.

“Attraction has nothing, and I mean nothing, to do with our downfall.” He bites his plump, bottom lip the moment my finger skims over the sexy V dipping into his shorts. Like a well-oiled machine, when he moves, I shift to accompany him. With his hand on my hip, he grinds into me. “If I could get past the truth, I’d move that bathing suit to the side and bury myself so deep inside you, you’d forget your own damn name, Hannah.”

My lips open. Words flow through my brain, right to the tip of my tongue, but only muffled sounds come out when I try to speak.

“You can play your little games with me. Flaunt your perfect body all over the damn place. Flirt with Williamson, all you want, Hannah. But one thing will always remain the same. While I want you so damn bad, I get to live knowing you want me even more.”

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About Lindsey Iler

Lindsey Iler is the author of the Our Worlds series. She’s had her feet planted in the state of Michigan since she was born and she still lives there with her husband and four kids.

When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with family and friends, listening to music, and reading.

Lindsey writes mature young adult/new adult romance. She falls in love with every character that pops into her head and is notorious for writing long chapters in her notes on her iPhone.

She finds inspiration from music and the people around her.

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Leave Me Breathless by Jodi Ellen Malpas ~ Blog Tour w/ 5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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“Perfect for those who love a good alpha male and a damsel in distress who doesn’t wait for someone else to rescue her.” Publishers Weekly

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Leave Me Breathless, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by #1 New York Times bestselling author, Jodi Ellen Malpas, is LIVE!

Ryan Willis has spent years in the protection business, a job that requires constant vigilance and quick thinking. His only chance to truly relax is at his secluded cabin in a small town where there are never any surprises. So when Ryan returns after an assignment and encounters a beautiful stranger, he isn’t only surprised, he’s also instantly intrigued.

Hannah Bright is a breath of fresh air, and Ryan is soon completely consumed, unable to stop from falling for her. As the two grow closer, his instinct tells him something is amiss. Yet nothing could prepare him for what he discovers when he starts digging into her past.

Hannah spends her days painting, running her arts and crafts store…and hiding too many secrets. It’s why she won’t let the ruggedly handsome bodyguard get too close. But their chemistry is undeniable, and Hannah quickly finds herself caught up in a whirlwind romance with Ryan. He is peace personified, a balm to her battered soul. Yet the gorgeous, captivating man who has swept Hannah off her feet doesn’t even know who she really is. And the moment he finds out, both their lives are at risk.

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Review

Feels 2
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Robin

A rugged hero, sweet heroine, action, suspense and danger…what more could I want? Oh, steamy romance! Check!!! Ryan was one of those single fathers that you instantly fall in love with. He’s a protective, fun loving, all-in father. Hannah is one of those quirky, creative types. I love that they both were kind of instantly drawn to one another. Ryan is use to dealing with people with secrets and Hannah is the worst secret keeper. This story was just a swoonworthy romance with the big protective guy you can just fall head over heels for. He’s pretty much the kind of guy the sweet heroine Hannah deserves plus you get the bonus daughter Alex. She’s a hoot! Much wiser than her years and so mischievous. She stole many scenes and definitely made me crack up laughing! Just a feel good read.

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His pace doesn’t falter, and he enters the store, leaving the door open behind him. He grabs me with a gentle but possessive force, one hand on my nape, the other on my hip. And he looks me straight in the eye, breathes deeply.

Then he drops his mouth to mine and gives me the tenderest of kisses. No tongue. No moans. No movement anywhere, except for his lips gently traveling across mine. My useless hands remain by my sides. I forget my name, who I am. The world as I know it ceases to exist, and it is so welcomed. So . . . unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. It’s the smallest of gestures, yet it’s also colossal. Does Ryan know that? Does he realize what he’s doing? He’s making no attempt to deepen the kiss; his hands aren’t moving or exploring. He’s just dotting my lips with his, over and over, lazily and softly. It’s dizzying. And despite his apparent lack of desire to push it to the next level, there is passion pouring from him, the air surrounding us electric.

My mind blanks and I remain still in his hold, my eyes closed, my senses hijacked, as I savor the light pressure moving across my mouth. I can only ever remember my heart racing with fear and apprehension, yet since I’ve met Ryan it’s pounded with life and anticipation. Every near kiss we’ve had. Every moment of silence when we’re looking into each other’s eyes and the sexual tension between us ramps up another level.

Every time we’re in physical contact.

Every reason to avoid him is suddenly negated by my hunger for him. And then he breaks our kiss, breathing shallowly, as he keeps me in his hold. I stare at him, lost for words, and he drops one final, lingering peck on the corner of my mouth before he moves back. I quickly feel so very lost. His fingertip draws a delicate line down the bridge of my nose, slowing when he passes over the small bump. Then he turns on an inhale and leaves, pulling the door closed behind him. And I stare forward at nothing for a long time. I’ve been kissed into a trance. I move across my store to sit in the wicker chair in the corner, the pads of my fingers resting on my lips as I stare at the door. I hear his truck start. I hear it pull away. And then . . . silence.

He just kissed me, and then he just left. Seriously, what the fucking hell?

He said nothing.

But everything I needed to hear.

And now I’m left alone with just my screaming thoughts. Stay away from him. Run to him. I know what I want to do, but should I? Can I? I stand up and start to pace my shop, wringing my hands. I stop, feeling my lips, and then my nose. I look at the door. I hear his words.

I don’t ever want to scare you.

I’m not scared of him, not like that. I’m scared because he leaves me completely breathless

About Jodi Ellen

Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her husband, boys, and a beagle. She is a self-professed daydreamer, a Converse and mojito addict, and she 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.

Her novels have hit bestseller lists for the New York Times, USA Today, Sunday Times, and various other international publications and can be read in more than twenty-four languages around the world.

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Tell Me Everything by Amy Hatvany ~ Blog Tour w/ 4 Star Review & Excerpt!

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As thought-provoking as it is white hot sexy!” – Stephanie Evanovich, New York Times bestselling author

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Tell Me Everything, a “steamy and enthralling” novel from author Amy Hatvany, is available now!

A happily married couple. A dance with a stranger at a bar.

One night—one seemingly insignificant choice—can change everything.

Jessica and Jake Snyder love each other, and their life together. Successful in their chosen careers, they reside in the picturesque, though at times stifling, Seattle suburb of Queens Ridge as they parent teenagers Ella and Tucker.

As so often happens in marriage, their romantic life falls casualty to busy schedules and repetitive routine, until one night, a stranger asks Jessica to dance. On a whim, Jake urges her to say yes, saying that he wants to watch this other man touch her, something that surprises Jessica by arousing her like never before. A door opens for them then, into a realm of exploration neither of them knew existed.

They create rules to protect their marriage, and are thrilled when their relationship is strengthened and enriched by deeper levels of communication and trust brought about by this exciting, but taboo behavior. That is, until Jessica keeps a secret from Jake and embarks on a tryst with an intriguing man from her past, who, when she tries to end things between them, decides to seek revenge.

What happens after that will threaten to destroy their world—and them.

A juicy and insightful look into the shifting definition of modern marriage and the limits placed upon female sexuality, TELL ME EVERYTHING will make you question everything you thought you knew about what constitutes marital bliss, and keep you turning pages into the night.

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Review

Feels 4
Steam 5
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Lindsey

Dang it all! Tell Me Everything was awesome. It was most definitely taboo and I can see where some readers will love it and others will hate it. I’m in the love it section. For sure. I’ve never read anything by Amy before and I have to say I’ve been missing out. Her writing is phenomenal! Not too wordy and too much filler content. But enough to hook you and not let go. Before this book I haven’t finished a book in weeks! Which isn’t like me at all. A book a day keeps the crazy away. But back to the book…it was awesome. I loved the characters. They fit. The back story had me reeling and I devoured this book. Laundry? Yeah, forget that. Supper…well, they had to eat but I read while cooking. It was great to read something that had me on edge and thinking to myself oh man…shit is going to hit the fan. And it does. Like wow!! So much steam that I was fanning myself a couple times. The only thing I didn’t love was the ending. And not the very end. I felt like so much went into the back story and how they got to where they were and it ended kinda fast for me. It wasn’t rushed. I just wanted more. Other than that the book was spot on for me!

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The first thing you should know about me is that I love my husband. The second is that I occasionally have sex with other men.

Here I am, on a Saturday night, in the arms of a man we found together. He is smart, funny. He understands our need for discretion. He knows that he is only a visitor.

I kiss this man. I undress for him and let him touch my body. He teases me, as I do, him. We fall into bed, and I memorize the taste of his skin, how it feels when he pushes inside me. THe number of times he makes me come. I etch every one of his movements into my memory, filing them away, like dreams. Knowing that what happens between us is everything. And, yet, at the same time, nothing at all.

When we finish, I leave, almost immediately, and go home to the man who cherishes me.

I find him waiting for me, always, knowing exactly where I’ve been. I hurry toward him, my flesh still scented by another mans’ caress, my body aching from the pleasure of what we’ve just done.

My eyes lock on my husband’s. Our desire for each other pulses like a heart that has just been brought back to life.

When I reach him–when I am finally, truly home–he pulls me to his chest, his lips pressed against my ear.

“Tell me everything,” he says. “Don’t leave anything out.”

About Amy Hatvany

Amy Hatvany graduated with a degree in Sociology only to discover most sociologists are unemployed. Soon followed a variety of jobs – some of which she loved, like decorating wedding cakes; others which she merely tolerated, like receptionist.

In 1998, Amy finally decided to sell her car, quit her job, and take a chance on her passion: writing books.

Her background in sociology inspires and informs much of her work as she tackles timely and controversial issues in her novels including mental illness, domestic abuse, and alcoholism. She is published by Washington Square Press/Atria Books, and has been both a Target Book Club and Costco Pennie’s Pick.

Amy spends most of her time today with her kids and her second and final husband, Stephan. (Seriously, if this one doesn’t work out, she’s done, kaput, no more husbands!) When Amy’s not with friends or family, she is most likely reading, cooking, or zoning out on certain reality television shows. She eagerly awaits Bravo auditions for the cast of “Top Author.” (“Quick Edit” instead of “Quick Fire” Challenge? C’mon, producers! That’s gripping television!)

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Shadows by Kristen Proby ~ Blog Tour w/ 5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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Shadows had it all—a chilling villain, witches, spells, and a captivating romance!” – Jennifer Probst, New York Times bestselling author

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Shadows, an all-new spine-tingling paranormal romance from New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby, is available now!

I am never alone. Not even when I am alone.

I see the unquiet dead, the souls that wander through the French Quarter.

They can’t move on, and I can’t stop seeing them.

I wear malachite for protection, and I control what I let in. It’s the only way to stay sane. Everything changes the day Cassian Winslow joins my ghost walking tour and knocks my world off its axis with green eyes the color of the stone around my neck.

An unspeakable evil is loose in New Orleans, taking young women and leaving a bloodbath in his wake. More shadows lurking for me. More unhappy dead. There might be a way to stop it.

Open myself up to Cassian.

If I do, it could spell his death.

But if I don’t, it’s mine.

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Feels 5
Steam 2
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Stephanie

I love when an author steps outside of their normal genre and gives us something new and unexpected. We all know Kristen Proby can write a great romance but after Shadows we also now know she can write absolutely amazing paranormal. This book was chocked full of so many great elements. From the suspense that had me at all loss of what was coming next, to the ghosts that were often something out of a nightmare that I hope I never have and of course there was romance thrown in alongside some really creepy and gruesome parts that all combined made it a fantastic and unique read.

“Much of what I know has been told to me by the souls who experienced it.”

Brielle lives in New Orleans close to her two sisters. Each one has their own I guess you could say unique skill set. Brielle’s is she just happens to be able to see dead people, souls that are basically everywhere, like all the damn time. I don’t think I’d ever sleep. Anyways she’s also a guide for haunted ghost tours and it’s on one of those tours she meets Cash. They hit it off right away, and the fact that he doesn’t run screaming once he finds out about her abilities doesn’t hurt one bit. These two were great together. I love how he feels so protective of her and how she lets him into her small trusted circle even though she’s always tried to keep everyone else at arms lengths not wanting them to have to share in all that comes with her special abilities. I loved so many things about this book but the romance between Brielle and Cash was one of my favorite things.

“I’m drawn to you in ways I can’t explain. Like I said before it’s a …recognition. Like, I was looking for you and didn’t even know it.”

Okay all the while Brielle and Cash are developing, there’s also something so dark and sinister happening in the French quarter. A man is taking and brutally torturing girls. These were super dark, gritty, evil parts of the story that just tied in so well to the mystery and suspense. Brielle and Cash along with her sisters know they are supposed to find the killer and stop him but how, and will they find him in time?

“He reaches for the hacksaw. Here we go Brielle. Now, be a good girl.”

I loved so many things about this book. This was truly a dark paranormal at it’s best. The characters were amazing and I loved that the story was unique and kept me intrigued from start to finish. And oh boy, that finish? I can’t believe the author left us like that…I need the second book now! If you are in the mood for a great read check out Shadows and let Kristen Proby take you down to the Bayou in a book you don’t want to miss!

“The shadows are everywhere.”

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“As I was about to walk down the street, I turned, and there was a shadow on the sidewalk. Just standing there. I’ve never seen her before.”

Her?”

“Yeah, she was about my height. Very feminine.”

“Did she say anything?”

“Not that I heard. It just threw me because you know how careful I am about my route. I don’t like surprises, especially not like this. It’s creepy as hell. And, yes, I know I should be used to it by now, but—”

“It’s creepy, like you said.” She leans on the counter and bites her lip, thinking. “It probably means that someone recently died there.”

“I know that.”

“And now it’s a new spirit on your tour. Too bad she didn’t say anything. If she did, you could add it to your show. Could be fun. ‘Lucy was killed in this building three days ago, and her spirit now wanders the sidewalk in front of her former home.’

“Talk about creepy.”

I sigh and run my fingers through my hair. “Did you sweep this area recently?”

“Is the floor dirty?”

I look at her as if she’s being obtuse on purpose. “You know what I mean.”

“It’s been about a week.”

“You need to do it again.”

Millie frowns, looking around the space. Her shields are as strong as mine, maybe stronger because she doesn’t just see the dead, she feels them, and that’s much more dangerous.

She fiddles with the amethyst around her neck.

“What do you see?”

I narrow my eyes. “I shouldn’t tell you.”

“I don’t want to look, Bri. I dropped my guard for just a second earlier and was slammed with the pervy thoughts of a nineteen-year-old college kid who couldn’t take his eyes off my ass. So, just tell me. Is it the little girl again?”

“Yeah. And she brought a friend.” I reach over to take my sister’s hand. “Don’t drop your shields anymore, Mill. Not for a minute. Ever. I know we live and work here in the Quarter because it’s where we make our living, but it could really hurt us.”

“I know.”

“I couldn’t bear it if I lost you, too.”

About Kristen Proby

Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.

During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.

Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.

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Ruin (Slay #2) by Laurelin Paige ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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RUIN (Slay #2) by Laurelin Paige
Release Date: October 29th

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With her heart literally in his hands, Celia will have to try and bargain with a devil.

Edward Fasbender is my captor.

Trapped on this island he owns everything on–including, it seems, me.

He told me he would break me, but I thought he meant in the bedroom. It turns out Edward is playing a completely different game.

And he won’t stop until he’s ruined me.

Slay Two: Ruin is the second book in the Slay Quartet. Slay One: Rivalry should be read first.

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Steam 3
Storyline 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Lindsey

I want to hate this story. I honestly do. But I freakin’ can’t. Celia has been a villain in my eyes for years now but my goodness this story is addicting. It’s intense. It’s twisted. It’s all the things I love in a great read. Laurelin is completely on top of her game. I mean if you can make me start to like a character after years of being oh I can’t stand that woman…yeah. You got something here folks. Winner winner chicken dinner! Edward. That man! He is the most peculiar person I’ve ever read. I can’t figure him out and that intrigues me even more.

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Yes, she was calculating and manipulative, and she was very spoiled about getting her way, but that was all surface. She was an onion. There were layers and layers underneath, parts of her that she held away. Parts she showed no one. For whatever reason, I’d caught sight of what she kept hidden, whether she’d meant for that to happen or not, I couldn’t be sure. Regardless, I was captivated. There was so much to see there, so much to take down. So much of her to know and own and destroy and redesign, and like an old habit, I couldn’t break away.

She was an addiction, and I wanted to feed on it. She wasn’t supposed to be like that.

She wasn’t supposed to want to bend to my whims. She wasn’t supposed to open up and give what I asked for. She wasn’t supposed to be so eager to take what I gave her. She certainly wasn’t supposed to see past my own curtain, wasn’t supposed to ask to see more.

I’m here for this, she’d said.

About Laurelin Paige

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With millions of books sold worldwide, Laurelin Paige is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author. She is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however.

When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or Letterkenny, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She’s also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn’t do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio.

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Lightning Strikes by Donya Lynne ~ Blog Tour w/ Review & Excerpt!

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One extraordinary night. Two lives moving in opposite directions. A burning flame neither will forget.

Since her mom’s mysterious disappearance eleven years ago, Rayna has suffered from paralyzing fear, making her a prisoner in her own home. But when her best friend scores tickets to the hottest New Year’s Eve party in Los Angeles, Rayna is determined to overcome her phobia and go.

Cain isn’t looking for a serious relationship. He has too many secrets and is too much of a wanderer to settle down, so he’s not interested in anything more than a casual hookup. Then he meets Rayna. He can’t deny the electrifying way she piques his interest, but is their connection enough to tame his nomadic heart? Or will one unforgettable night be all they share?

The last thing Rayna expects when her path crosses Cain’s is for the sexy stranger to quiet her anxiety, steal her sense of reason, and compel her to take the biggest risk of her life and spend the night with him. Crazy? Yes. Reckless? Absolutely. But she’s never felt more alive and refuses to let the night end without seeing how far her newfound courage will take her, even if it means breaking all the rules.

Lightning Strikes is the free introductory novella to an epic series that will leave you on the edge of your seat guessing what happens next.

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Steam 3.5
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Overall Rating 3.5
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I was shocked when I finished this book in under 45 minutes because I did not realize it was a novella. Not that it mattered much because the storyline was not what I expected either. Rayna, the main character is fighting the fear of being in public ever since her mom disappeared. There is not much of a back story to this event and not sure how it will tie in later. Her best friend holds her hand basically while they attend a New Years Eve party. Clearly Rayna is terrified, scared, a wallflower and petrified BUT she meets a handsome stranger at this party and the next 60% of the book is about their “magical” night together.

How a total stranger can make her feel uninhibited and totally wipe out her paralyzing and terrifying phobia is a mystery to me. The storyline was a little unbelievable and had huge gaps of information. The likelihood of a little “d” knocking out a phobia Rayna has had for years didn’t sit well with me. This book was not for me but perhaps you will find the premise more appealing and fall in love.

Christine (1)

EXCERPT

“I see nothing wrong with indulging in simple pleasures from time to time. I like simple pleasures. I think they’re what life is all about. And I take pleasure where I can find it. That includes sex.”

Rayna’s face flushed a deeper shade of red as Amy inhaled a sharp but shallow breath.

He didn’t believe in tiptoeing around the subject. It was clearly on Amy’s mind, or she wouldn’t have interrogated him so hard, trying to get at his intentions. And what better way to defuse someone’s anxiety about something than to hit it head-on.

“I’m a single man,” he continued with a no-nonsense shrug. “Of course I like sex. I think about it like everyone else does. I’ll even admit that I’ve already thought about it with you.” Rayna gasped, but instead of fear, he saw excited anticipation flash through her eyes. Given how the last five minutes had gone, her reaction was a little surprising. “But that doesn’t mean I’m going to act on it,” he quickly added, noting the flicker of disappointment that crossed her face. “That doesn’t mean I can’t honor the word no. I can control myself. I won’t take something not willingly given. That’s what little boys do. And I’m not a little boy. I’m a man, and men treat women better than that. I treat women better than that.”

Rayna shyly tucked her chin as she exchanged expectant glances with Amy, almost as if seeking her approval but not quite. More like she was hinting to her friend to back off, because whether Amy liked him or not, Rayna planned on keeping him.

And that stroked Cain’s ego more than he wanted to admit.

“I’ve been around the world twice,” he said, pulling their eyes back to him so he could spill the rest of his pertinents. “My favorite city is Milan in the winter when there’s a light snow falling. My favorite color is blue. My favorite food is anything made by Storm’s full-blooded Italian mother. And, trust me, you’ve never tasted better bolognese anywhere in the world.” He took a moment to let his eyes dance over Rayna’s button nose, rosy cheeks, and full lips, which were parted as if she were a little breathless. Then he brought his gaze back to her large doelike eyes, which sparkled against the white twinkle lights strung around the bar.

She really was a stunning woman. The more he looked at her, the more beautiful she became.

He inched closer, pleased when she didn’t back away. Lowering his voice and speaking more slowly—so she clearly understood that the words he spoke next were for her, and her alone—he said, “And I crossed the room to meet you, not because you’re the most beautiful woman here—which you are—but because you are the only woman at this party who looks like she has something to say that I actually want to hear.” 

ABOUT DONYA LYNNE

Donya Lynne is the bestselling author of the award winning All the King’s Men and Strong Karma Series and a member of Romance Writers of America. Making her home in a wooded suburb of Indianapolis with her husband, Donya has lived in Indiana most of her life and knew at a young age she was destined to be a writer. She started writing poetry in grade school and won her first short story contest in fourth grade. In junior high, she began writing romantic stories for her friends, and by her sophomore year, she’d been dubbed Most Likely to Become a Romance Novelist. In 2012, she fulfilled her dream by publishing her first three novels. Her work has earned her two IPPYs, five eLit Awards, a USA Today Recommended Read, and numerous accolades, including two Smashwords bestsellers. When she’s not writing, she can be found cheering on the Indianapolis Colts or doing her cats’ bidding.

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