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


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
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5 Plus
Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
Kindle eArc reviewed by Robin

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.


About the Author

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

In her spare time, you will find Nikki laughing with her very treasured family, walking with her beloved dog in the hundred acre wood or curled up in a cosy corner with words and wine.

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.

Nikki loves to chat, especially about books! You can find her here … Facebook | Twitter | Email | Goodreads

KASH by Victoria Ashley Release Blitz

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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Strong Enough by Melanie Harlow & David Romanov ~ Excerpt Reveal


Strong Enough, an all-new sexy standalone from USA Today Bestselling author Melanie Harlow and David Romanov is coming June 19th!


Strong Enough

by Melanie Harlow & David Romanov

Genre: Contemporary MM Romance

Publication Date: June 19, 2017

I wasn’t looking for Derek Wolfe.

I wasn’t looking for anybody. All I wanted was to start a new life in America. But when I found myself stranded here with no place to go, he came to my rescue, offering me a place to stay.

He’s smart, successful, and sexy as hell—I can barely sleep knowing he’s right down the hall. And when the chemistry between us explodes one night with fierce, fiery passion, it’s hard to deny there’s something real between us.

But he does.

He says he was drunk. He says it was a one-time thing. He says he’s not into guys and what we did meant nothing.

He’s lying. Because it happened again, and again, and again. And it’s better every time.

I know we could be good together, and I want the chance to try, but I’m done hiding. If he’s not strong enough to admit the truth, I’ll have to be strong enough to walk away.


Figuring I’d had enough booze to blunt his effect on me, I rolled up the sleeves of my black button-down shirt and moved next to him. “I’ll help you.”


I caught him trying to not to look at my wrists and forearms, and it made me smile. How does it feel to want someone and have to hide it? “You wash, I’ll dry?”

“Sounds good.”


Hot Cop by Laurelin Paige & Sierra Simone **Release Blitz***


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

I knew when I seen this book it would be great… and I was wrong. It was so much better than great. It was funny, hot, sweet, and had all the feels you could imagine. I was completely swept away with this story. I didn’t get anything productive done besides finish this book. SO GOOD!!!

Livia is on a mission. She is bound and determined to fulfill her life with meaning. Only she doesn’t want a man. She wants a baby! Shes sworn off men completely but she doesn’t want to do the baby making in a medical way. OH NO! She wants the hot cop. And hot damn is he hot. Meeting Chase took her by surprise. She thought he was gorgeous and funny. I mean, I want to have his babies too. LOL

Chase is the ultimate bachelor. No commit. No strings. Its all about fun and pleasure. Hes so light and carefree that I fell for him instantly. Even though he was light and fun he was also super alpha male. All bossy and sexy grunts. SWOON!

I freakin loved this story hard. It was what I needed at the moment and I enjoyed every single word. Laurelin and Sierra did a wonderful job! Amazing characters, hot sex, and some great laughs…. What more could a girl want?

“Filthy, fun, and filled with heart. Hot Cop is going on my re-read shelf.”

–Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

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Hot Cop, an all-new sexy, standalone from New York Times Bestseller Laurelin Paige and USA Today Bestseller Sierra Simone is now LIVE!!!

Hot Cop by Laurelin Paige & Sierra Simone
Genre: Contemporary Romance




From NYT Bestselling Author, Laurelin Paige and USA Today Bestselling Author, Sierra Simone comes a steamy contemporary romantic follow-up to last year’s bestseller P*rn Star.

You have the right to remain sexy.

Anything you say can and will be used to get you in my bed.

You have the right to use my body to give yourself a delirious, life-changing orgasm.

If you have trouble…don’t worry, I’m a bit of an expert in that department.

There’s nothing ‘thin’ about my blue line, if you catch my drift, and trust me, I know how to put those handcuffs to good use.


Livia Ward wants a baby before she’s thirty.  And even though Officer Chase Kelly is exactly the kind of cocky jerk this librarian has sworn off, he is undeniably hot.  Both of them think they can give each other what they want–a few nights of fun for Officer Kelly, a no-strings baby for Livia–but this hot cop is about to learn that sex, babies, and love don’t always play by the rules.


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USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige 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 The Walking Dead, 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. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.

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Preservation by Kate Canterbary ~ Teaser Blitz


The Walshes #7

By: Kate Canterbary

Releasing June 13, 2017

Vesper Press


Two lonely hearts.

Just once, she’d like to be someone’s first choice.

She’s strong-willed and spunky, but she’s left picking up the pieces from her ex’s lies and manipulations, and daydreaming about taking a scalpel to his scrotum.

Flying under the radar is what he does best.

He’s laid-back and loyal, but he wants the most off-limits woman in his world, and nothing will ever make that a reality.

An arrangement of mutual benefit.

Two months, four dates.

Five, if things go well.

Five at the most.

But possibly six.

Definitely no more than six dates.

Only the appearance of a romantic relationship is required, and they expect nothing more from their time together. There will be none of those benefits involved.

One wild weekend.

After waking up in bed together—very naked and even more hungover—the terms and conditions of their arrangement no longer apply. Now they’re faced with something riskier than exposing their fake relationship: letting go of the past and zipping up the future.

Some things have to fall apart before they can be put back together.


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PRESERVATION excerpt – © 2017, Kate Canterbary

Riley pointed at the plate between us. “These are my favorite pretzel bites in the city. Try some.”

I shot him a sharp look. “Are you just trying to get me in a good mood?” I asked. “I did eat lunch today.”

“Oh yeah?” he asked, dipping two pretzels in the accompanying sauce. “What did you have?  Based on you yelling at me about noticing your shoes, I’d say it was an iced venti skinny latte.”

“Almonds,” I replied. And an iced venti skinny latte but I wasn’t copping to that just yet.

Riley tried to fight a laugh, and failed. “Almonds?” he repeated.

“Chocolate covered almonds, yes.” I folded my arms across my chest. “It was an appropriate amount of calories, fat, protein, and carbs.”

He shook his head and ate another pretzel. “I don’t want to live in a world where a few almonds—chocolate or otherwise—are lunch.”   He pointed to the plate and pushed his beer toward me.  “Eat. Drink. Please.”

I glared at the pilsner and pretzels. I hated being told what to do. Just fucking hated it. But then my stomach growled—goddamn it—and Riley shot me a pointed glance.

“People think that a rumbling stomach is the sign of hunger,” I said, reaching for his glass. I drained the beer and then selected a pretzel for dipping. “It is not.”

Riley gazed at me, his expression flat. It gave me a moment to study him while choosing another pretzel. He was wearing jeans, a tailored shirt with the cuffs rolled up to his elbows, and a pinstriped vest, and his hair was a wreck. It looked like he’d been tugging the dark strands in every conceivable direction.  His eyes were rimmed with a bit of red and his lids heavy, as if he’d been rubbing them or hadn’t gotten much sleep. Perhaps both. There was a small notebook beside his phone, and a mechanical pencil tucked into the spiral binding.

And he was still more attractive than I knew how to handle. Even tired and irritable, and ordering me to eat his pretzels and drink his beer, he was hot as fuck. I bit into another pretzel and offered him a small smile.

“Would you say the chip on your shoulder is massive or epic?” he asked. There was no hint of amusement in his tone, and he was staring at me with more ice than I’d believed he could muster. It didn’t feel like we were sniping at each other anymore. “It might be semantics to you but I’m trying to get a feel for what I’m dealing with here.”

But then one of his big hands found my leg under the table. He squeezed and rubbed his thumb along the hollow of my knee, and I started to believe I’d been all wrong about this man. There was the player and there was the overgrown kid, but there was so much more than that.


Author Info

Kate Canterbary doesn’t have it all figured out, but this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most problems, living on the ocean–Pacific or Atlantic–is the closest place to perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people—be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane—ever since. Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn’t writing sexy architects, she’s scheduling her days around the region’s best food trucks.


On the Ropes Series by Aly Martinez ~ Cover Reveal

Today we are sharing the incredible new covers for the ON THE ROPES Series by Aly Martinez. Check them out below, along with links to purchase the titles. Be sure to follow Aly’s newsletter for details on her upcoming releases!




Fighting Silence (On the Ropes, #1)

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Sound is an abstract concept for most people. We spend our lives blocking out the static in order to focus on what we believe is important. But what if, when the clarity fades into silence, it’s the obscure background noise that you would give anything to hold on to?

I’ve always been a fighter. With parents who barely managed to stay out of jail and two little brothers who narrowly avoided foster care, I became skilled at dodging the punches life threw at me. Growing up, I didn’t have anything I could call my own, but from the moment I met Eliza Reynolds, she was always mine. I became utterly addicted to her and the escape from reality we provided each other. Throughout the years, she had boyfriends and I had girlfriends, but there wasn’t a single night that I didn’t hear her voice.

You see, meeting the love of my life at age thirteen was never part of my plan. However, neither was gradually going deaf at the age of twenty-one.

They both happened anyway.

Now, I’m on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.

Fighting for my career.

Fighting the impending silence.

Fighting for her.

Every night, just before falling asleep, she sighs as a final conscious breath leaves her.

I think that’s the sound I’ll miss the most.


Fighting Shadows (On the Ropes, #2)

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I come from a family of fighters. I always thought I’d follow in their shadows, becoming unstoppable in the ring. That changed the day I saved the life of a woman I loved, but could never have.

My brother hailed me as a hero, and my reward was a wheelchair.

Paralyzed, my life became an inescapable nightmare.

Until I met her.

Ash Mabie had a heart-stopping smile and a laugh that numbed the rage and resentment brewing inside of me. She showed me that even the darkest night still had stars, and it didn’t matter one bit that you had to lie in the weeds to see them.

I was a jaded asshole who fell for a girl with a knack for running away. I couldn’t even walk but I would have spent a lifetime chasing her.

Now, I’m on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.

Fighting the shadows of our past.

Fighting to reclaim my future.

Fighting for her.



Fighting Solitude (On the Ropes, #3)

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I was born a fighter. Abandoned by my parents, I spent my life forging my own path—one guided by my fists and paved with pain.

Untouchable in the ring, I destroyed everyone who faced me, but that’s where my victories ended. Outside the ropes, I repeatedly failed the few people who loved me. Including my best friend, Liv James—the one person I’d die to protect.

Even though I didn’t deserve her, Liv never stopped believing in me. Never gave up. Never let go. After all, she understood what I’d lost, because she’d lost it too.

Liv was everything to me, but she was never truly mine.

That was going to change.

I lost my first love, but I refused to lose my soulmate.

Now, I’m on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.

Fighting to be the man she deserves.

Fighting the solitude of our pasts.

Fighting for her.



Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.




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Lover by Marni Mann & Gia Riley ~ Blog Tour w/ Two Raving Reviews & Excerpt


Title: Lover

Author: Marni Mann & Gia Riley

Publication Date: June 8th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Lover, a sexy all-new STANDALONE from Marni Mann & Gia Riley is available now!

The attraction was undeniable.

I couldn’t escape him.

I didn’t want to.

I was his.

He was mine.

But he wasn’t my husband.

My once treasured marriage was now flawed and imperfect.

By the time the guilt set in, it was too late.

Reality was trying to keep me away from my obsession.

My husband was that reality.

My obsession was West.

But West was forbidden. Taken. Married.

We were swingers.

It was the perfect arrangement.

Until I fell in love…

With West.


Storyline: 5
Angst: 3
Tissue: 1
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Reviewed by Robin

Piper and Cannon are on vacation and having marital issues. She doesn’t feel connected with him any longer and he seems to work all of the time. When she starts checking out online boards to figure out a way to revive their marriage she runs across a swingers group. Could this be the way to recharge their sex life? West and Tilly have sexual chemistry off the charts. Although sometimes West feels like they aren’t connecting anywhere else. When West and Piper meet they feel a deeper connection than just the sex for fun. Will either marriage survive once these two start becoming obsessed with more than swinging?

“Never in a million years did I think swinging would hurt in the best way imaginable. That I could get so lost in another man and then go home to my husband. I didn’t realize how much I needed West until I thought about the girl I’d be without him – the girl I had been before I met him.”

When I found out this book was about swinging, I thought YES!!!! First of all yes…this book is steamy/hot/intense. I loved how polar opposites these two couples were in many ways, but the swinging just opened the door for all sorts of twisted fuckery. I wanted to just shake Cannon when Piper asked and asked him to be honest with her. She was trying to solve the puzzle of their marriage, and he just wouldn’t give her a clue. Tilly seemed to be a person who lives purely for self-gratification. West…that man. He’d had some rough blows, but I loved that his character was inspired by Hockey. We should all bow down to the Hockey gods for what they have provided. YUM! This story was sexy and kinky but also about eye opening secrets and vengeance. I loved all of the angst. Give it to me!

If you like books that deal with relationships and intense attraction, you will love this one. I really like books that delve into marital issues and situations you might run into in your own marriage. Not that my hubby and I are out swinging around. At least not that you know of…


Panty Scorching- 5


Angst- 2



Overall Rating- 5

Received an ARC for review

Reviewed by Joanna


Let me just say… This book had be all turned upside down and inside out.

When I heard it was about “Swingers” I was like HECK YEAH… Sign me up!

I have never read a book about “swingers” nor do I really know much about that lifestyle, but was eager to read it, ONE… because it had to have SEX in it, and TWO.. Well… Because it was going to have naughty sex in it. LOL


This story is about two couples in different stages of their life.

You have West and Tilly. West is a professional hockey player… or he was, and Tilly is one HOT woman, no inhibitions, and knows what she wants, and goes for it. West is used to Tilly bringing in another woman into their relationship, but West never did anything with the other woman, it was all Tilly, while he watched, and then he would enjoy his wife when they were done.


The other couple, Piper and Cannon. A happily married couple, but Piper can tell there is something missing in their relationship. She starts to get on the computer and read “forums” and “blogs” on ways to “spice up your relationship” and swinging was mentioned. So Piper looked into it a bit more. She made posted a message and got a response from Tilly, and they began to chat online about the possibilities of the two couples meeting up.


Let me just tell you… This story was so well written. I didn’t want to continue to read it…because I was afraid of what was going to happen next. But I needed to know what would happen next so I had to keep reading it.


I was expecting to get just a book about “swingers” and “sex” but got SO MUCH MORE! This story is so much more than that.


I don’t want to give anything away, so I will stop there… but just let me tell you….READ THIS… It takes you on an emotional ride and takes you away from the normal story we read. Something different for sure… and such a great story about LOVE, LIFE and RELATIONSHIPS!



After tonight, she’ll know how gorgeous she is, and she’ll know how incredible a man can make her feel. And, when she looks at her husband, she’ll expect more from him.

I know shit between them isn’t as hot as what Tilly and I have. Cannon doesn’t look at Piper like he wants to take her clothes off with his teeth and have his mouth live between her legs. He gazes at her like he wants to ask where they’re going to dinner and what movie they’ll see after.

There’s a difference between fucking your best friend and someone who actually worships your body.

Piper will soon know the latter.

And that’s why she’s here. To know what it feels like to be with a man who lusts for her cunt.

She picked the right couple to swing with.


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About Marni:

Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.

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Author Gia Riley has been in love with writing romance since high school when she took her very first creative writing class. From the small but mighty state of Delaware, she’s a country girl at heart, traveling back to her roots in Pennsylvania as often as she can.

While New Adult and Contemporary romance have been her passion, she’s dabbled with more erotic plotlines lately, enjoying discovering the sexier side of love with each story she pens. After all, she’s a lover of all things romance – a firm believer that everyone deserves their

happily ever after no matter what it takes to get there.

When she’s not writing, you can find her roaming the aisles of Kirkland’s, up to her elbows in Play-doh, or trying to hunt down spoilers for her favorite reality television show.


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