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Monday, October 16, 2017

✯BOOK BLITZ:✯ André by Sybil Bartel {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}





André by Sybil Bartel

Release Date: October 16th 2017 by Sybil Bartel
Pages: 304
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

André 

The Marines trained me to set my sights and wait for the shot. For eight years, I guarded my brothers and defended my country. Now I protect my clients. My personal security firm is the best in the business because I leave nothing to chance… until a dark-haired, hazel-eyed spitfire crosses my path.

She and her sexy as hell strip tease were supposed to be a one-night distraction. But too late I noticed the branding on her back and my blood ran cold. This woman wasn’t a distraction—she was a death sentence. 

Knowing who she was left me no choice. I took her on as my client. But running from her past wasn’t an option. 

The Marines didn’t train me to retreat. They taught me to engage. 

One shot. One kill.


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{EXCERPT}

“Kendall,” I whispered, half in disbelief, half in fucking horror.

“You can’t save me.” No intonation in her voice, her statement was pure resignation. 

I asked the only question that seemed relevant. “Who else knows?”

“Candle.”

“No handler?”

She shook her head. “No. No witness protection. I refused.”

It was probably the only thing that’d kept her alive. Anyone knowing where or who she was would’ve been a target. Adrenaline pumping, my pulse Mach one, I stared at her in complete fucking shock. This woman had just signed my death warrant. 

My nostrils flared with an inhale. “Chica—”

“Walk away, André.”

I opened my mouth to say something I’d regret, but she beat me to it.

“You can’t stop this,” she warned. “Go back to work. Pretend you never met me. Deny everything.” She picked up her dress. “I’ll be gone before you get home.”

I ran a hand over my face. “I don’t even know what to call you.”

“If you say my real name, you’ll be dead before you utter the last syllable.”


AUTHOR BIO:


Sybil Bartel grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew her into the world of storytelling. She loves the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes her swoon.

Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn’t get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she isn’t writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…

But Seriously?

Here are ten things you probably really want to know about Sybil.

She grew up a faculty brat. She can swear like a sailor. She loves men in uniform. She hates being told what to do. She can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks her out. Her favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—she can’t decide. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.

To find out more about Sybil Bartel, be sure to follow her on Twitter (she loves to hear about your favorite book boyfriend!), visit her website, like her on Facebook or join her Facebook group Book Boyfriend Heroes for exclusive excerpts and giveaways.

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✯BLOG TOUR:✯ Constant Craving by Tamara Lush {REVIEW}





Constant Craving by Tamara Lush

Release Date: November 1st 2017 by Tamara Lush
Pages: 275
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

Justine is shocked when her first love appears at her newspaper, offering to bail it out of bankruptcy. She’s even more shocked when Rafael makes a proposition: spend the next month together, allowing him to do anything he desires with her, and her newspaper gets everything it needs.

But is Rafael only back in Justine’s life to show her what she’s missed all these years? Or is he out for revenge? Justine isn’t sure, but Rafael is still devastatingly sexy — and she knows that his touch, his kisses, his body, leaves her powerless.

She knows that opening their hearts and giving their bodies to each other a second time may destroy them forever…especially when the pain of the past and difficult choices for the future collide.


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My Review:

Tamara Lush has done it again! She delivered a great page turner full of great detail and romance that will leave you wanting for more. Having read and loved The Story Series, I knew that the author could deliver a great romance, but I wasn’t expecting the twists and turns in this book that had me at the edge of my seat. 

At the beginning of the story we get to meet Justine Lavoie, a journalist turned publisher the minute she inherits her grandfather’s newspaper company. After spending time out in the field, she is now in charge of a group of people under her command who some don’t trust her judgement because of her experience and age, but she is willing to prove those people wrong at all costs. Yet, things don’t always work out and she is close to filling for bankruptcy. Her only choice left is to apply for a loan to save the Times, but soon finds out that Florida Capital has been bought and the new owner happens to be her ex boyfriend. Now it’ll be up to Justine to convince Rafael to put aside their past and help her save the paper that she loves dearly. Having met at the University of Miami, Justine and Rafael had a wonderful relationships full of ups and downs. Her father wasn’t very keen on them dating, but when they moved in together everything changed completely. Their pasts and the events that transpired while they were together is what ultimately brought their relationship to at end. Now fifteen years later they face each other once again and when Rafael makes her proposition that she can’t seem to deny, she knows that being with him again will open old wounds, but that might just be what they need to fully leave the past behind if they hope for a future together.

As one of the wealthiest man in the country, Rafael Melendez de Aviles owns MDA which backs many industries including the media among other things. He is Miami’s condo king, which has made him a very wealthy man over night. Rafael could get just about any woman he would want, but still misses Justine and the relationship that they’ve had in the past. It has been years since they’ve seen each other, but he is willing to do anything in his power to make her happy again. When he suggests they spend the next month together, it was supposed to be part of the healing process for him in order to move on with his life. Little did he know that he would end up right back where they started and the future that he’d always dreamed of with her might just be possible for them this time around. But facing their pasts has proven to be harder than he thought and he has to find a way to move on with or without her.

There is so much to the story that I liked, each character has their own past and issues that they have to solve in order to have a future together. As a Cuban exile, Rafael had to endure so much as a child and not having his family with him made the transition so much more difficult for him. He was practically poor and wanting to make a name for himself was his goal and priority until he met Justine. They both lost their virginity to each other and their love truly blossomed as they moved together, but that didn’t last. One of the topics that the author touches on was discrimination and prejudice mainly when it comes to acceptation Rafael. Justine’s dad is not happy with their relationship, owning a successful paper gives him a certain status in town, and Rafael sees that. He understands that he may not be rich, but he is willing to work extra hard to give Justine anything she wants. Though she is supportive, Justine also goes through ups and downs, especially with they deaths of her mom and brother. She is devastated and when she fins out about other things, it changes their relationship and themselves. As a journalist, Justine never envision to be in charge of the Times, but now she is ready to save it no matter what. In the end, they both have priorities and if they don’t put their relationship first they’re relationship is not going to work. All in all, the story was well executed and the amount of detail that we get makes it easier to envision. Rafael is your typical character with flaws, but his caring personality towards Justine will leave you swooning over their relationship. On the other hand, Justine is a hard working woman whose been hurt so much that when she sees Rafael again she is afraid to taking the next with him. Though the end of the story will leave you in tears, I do wish the author could have elaborated on some things towards in the end, but it still worked for me and I highly recommend picking it up. You will not regret it! :)

***ARC provided in return for an honest review.***

My Rating:


TAMARA LUSH:


Tamara Lush is an award-winning journalist with The Associated Press who also writes sexy romance novels for smart women.

She was recently chosen as one of 24 writers for the Amtrak Residency program, and in 2017, she’ll be riding trains and writing romance.

After completing her undergraduate degree at Emerson College in Boston, she began her reporting career at a small, weekly newspaper in Massachusetts. Her work has appeared in The Village Voice, People Magazine, The St. Petersburg Times, The Boston Globe and USA Today, among others.

When Tamara isn’t writing or reading, she’s doing yoga, cooking for her Italian husband or chasing her dogs on a beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast. She loves connecting with people on social media.


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Sunday, October 15, 2017

✯BOOK BLITZ:✯ Lure by C.M. Stunich {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}




Lure by C.M. Stunich

Release Date: September 21st 2017
Series: Mafia Queen #1
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

***Lure is a 20,000 word reverse harem mafia romance released in serial format every three weeks. It's dirty, dangerous, and steamy as hell. Read at your own risk.***

Three gloriously wicked mafia bosses.
They play with the dark strings of my heart, lure me into temptation.
As the daughter of crime kingpin, Carlo Costello, I have responsibilities.
First, ferret out the traitors.
Next, bring four legendary New York City families together.

I feel like a pawn on the board, a piece lost in a dirty game of violence, sex, and corruption.
But I'm done with being the pawn; I want to be queen.
And I'll have three kings to reign beside me.

That is, if the sex and the seduction doesn't kill me first.
One of my lovers is a traitor.
My heart doesn't care.
But the families will.


Purchase: Amazon

{EXCERPT}

“Miss Costello,” a voice greeted before I'd even gotten the chance to settle onto the leather bench seat. “It's a pleasure.”

Holy. Shit.

My skin rippled with sinful delight and I unknowingly wet my lower lip with my tongue.

The voice that was speaking from the shadows was warm, but dangerous, this easy tone that belied the true nature underneath. It was darkness made sound, like church bells in the night, a warning to lone travelers to stay away. To run.

I just wasn't sure if I was supposed to run away … or run toward it.

“Mr. Moran,” I said, feeling my heartbeat pick up in a staccato rhythm that sloshed the blood between my ears and turned the volume up on my pulse to a point where I could barely hear my own thoughts.

I blinked several times, trying to adjust to the low light in the backseat.

Before I'd even gotten the chance to gather my thoughts, a hand was coming to rest on my right leg, the scorching path of a thumbprint chasing its away across the bare skin below the slit in my dress.

Shivers of heat rose up in my skin, obliterating the words in my mouth, freezing my hand in mid-movement as I tried to shove Marcell's away.

“A pleasure,” he repeated, withdrawing his hand and leaving me an icy ruin.

“I …” I had no idea what to say, sitting there and blinking through the shadows at the most beautiful man I'd ever seen. I mean Bo was handsome, but … the man sitting next to me was pure unadulterated sin. He was lust given life, a demon risen from the depths of hell, as beautiful as he was dangerous.

The words died on my lips.

“Can I get you a drink?” he asked, his eyes as black as the darkness outside the SUV, his hair an indistinguishable shade from the shadows. His smile was liquid agony, melting my insides and calling up every single shred of my DNA that belonged to the Costello family.

Hot. Impulsive. Easy to anger and quick to lust.

It was literally in my blood.

And I'd been ignoring it for eight, almost nine, years.

That was going to come back to bite me in the ass, wasn't it?


AUTHOR BIO:


C.M. Stunich is a self-admitted bibliophile with a love for exotic teas and a whole host of characters who live full time inside the strange, swirling vortex of her thoughts. Some folks might call this crazy, but Caitlin Morgan doesn’t mind – especially considering she has to write biographies in the third person. Oh, and half the host of characters in her head are searing hot bad boys with dirty mouths and skillful hands (among other things). If being crazy means hanging out with them everyday, C.M. has decided to have herself committed.

She hates tapioca pudding, loves to binge on cheesy horror movies, and is a slave to many cats. When she’s not vacuuming fur off of her couch, C.M. can be found with her nose buried in a book or her eyes glued to a computer screen. She’s the author of over thirty novels – romance, new adult, fantasy, and young adult included. Please, come and join her inside her crazy. There’s a heck of a lot to do there.

Oh, and Caitlin loves to chat (incessantly), so feel free to e-mail her, send her a Facebook message, or put up smoke signals. She’s already looking forward to it.


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✯BOOK BLITZ:✯ The Beautiful Dead by Jun Prince {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}





The Beautiful Dead by Jun Prince

Release Date: September 22nd 2017
Pages: 346
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal

Yubin knows she’s different than the other girls in the pop group SIITY. Yes, they all got sucked into the same machine, giving up schooling and signing ridiculously long contracts with no guarantee of success, but that's how Korean stars are made. Yubin is supposed to be thankful for that, but she isn't. She doesn't even like the girls she performs with. 

She’s more connected to her former schoolmate Jieun, even though all they ever do is text. Over the last two months, Jieun has become her confidant and best friend, connecting Yubin to the real world in a way she desperately needs. Now that SIITY is going to appear on the reality show Incredible Race: Asia, Yubin will need that connection more than ever, which is why she’s devastated to discover Jieun has been dead five years and is actually haunting her. 

If that weren’t enough, Yubin’s not the only SIITY member with issues. Rena’s father is emotionally abusive. Somi has a learning disability, and after a near death experience, Tae-eun becomes a nine-tailed fox woman. The only way they’ll survive the show, each other, and the supernatural currents buffeting them is to work together and win the hearts of their fans. Because if they don’t, they have nothing to go back to even if they survive what's trying to kill them.


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{EXCERPT}

Tae-eun
She pulled her long sleeved t-shirt over the top of her head and cast it to the ground. She stood in the moonlight, stripped to her bare feet and her chest as uncovered as the day she was born. The air was cold. Her body shivered. Once again, a human thought intruded. What if someone sees me?
“Fuck it” she said aloud, and pushed herself through the transformation. It was as if nature required her to pass through a blacksmith's fire each time she changed, although the process was no more painful to her than it must be for a nugget of iron which lacked a proper nervous system when forged into something useful. Waves of transforming muscle formed lumps beneath her skin that flattened into steady plateaus with thick veins that bulged at their ridges. As with the spirits of such objects that no doubt felt disoriented when their material bodies were given new form, Tae-eun felt dizziness as the pulses of red feverish heat gushed through her veins. For just a moment she thought she was going to sick up. Her pink pajama bottoms ripped as her waist became thicker, and fluffy bushy tails punched through the seat of her bottoms. 
"Crap!" she said but the sound was a guttural fusion of speech and snarl. If anyone had seen her, her wide gaping mouth would have seemed a contortion of hell spawned agony. There was none. The horrid face that distorted her usually enchanting features was a completely involuntary manifestation of her flesh stretching to accommodate a much larger skeleton, and human teeth elongating into a muzzle full of vulpine fangs. 
Now, standing almost two and a half meters tall, the first stage of transformation was complete. She gripped the side of the outhouse with a massive clawed hand that had doubled in size. Fur covered her from head to toe, in shades that blended from white, to red, to gold and black. She thought she should try to stabilize herself, but then realized that she no longer felt feverish or dizzy. She'd like to know why it was necessary to change into the fox woman before the fox.


AUTHOR BIO:

Jun has lived in Asia for the better part of the last decade. During his years in Korea, he made a point of learning about and getting as close to the Korean entertainment industry as possible while writing his first novel "The Beautiful Dead." He enjoys telling stories about monstrous humans and humanized monsters.

He has a MFA from the University of California: Riverside, graduated with a BA in English Cum Laude from the University of Washington Seattle, and attended Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea as an exchange student.

Visit Jun on Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/JunPrinceAuthor/

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Friday, October 13, 2017

✯BOOK BLITZ:✯ Gaming The System by Brenna Aubrey {TEASERS + GIVEAWAY!}





Gaming The System by Brenna Aubrey

Release Date: December 9th 2013 by Silver Griffon Associates
Pages: 391
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Achievement Unlocked: Geek Virgin

When Mia Strong, proud geek-girl and popular gaming blogger, auctions off her virginity online, she knows she'll make waves. But what she will not be making is a love connection. Her rules are set in stone: One night. No further contact.

It's a desperate step, but it's the only way she can go to medical school and pay her mother's mounting hospital bills.

Difficulty Level: Millionaire CEO 

Adam Drake, the enigmatic auction winner, is a software prodigy who made his first million at seventeen. Now, in his mid-twenties, he's sexy, driven and--as CEO of his own gaming company--he's used to making the rules. Before Mia knows what's happening, he's found the loophole in the rules of her auction. Every stipulation she's made to protect her heart gets tossed by the wayside.

She can't tell if he's playing her...or if he's playing for keeps.





























AUTHOR BIO:


Brenna Aubrey is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary romance stories that center on geek culture.

She has always sought comfort in good books and the long, involved stories she weaves in her head. Brenna is a city girl with a nature-lover's heart. She therefore finds herself out in green open spaces any chance she can get. She's also a mom, teacher, geek girl, Francophile, unabashed video-game addict & eBook hoarder.

She currently resides on the west coast of the US with her husband, two children, and two adorable golden retriever pups.

Sign up for Brenna's email list for release updates, and free content (deleted scenes, bonus stories, etc.) please copy & paste this link into your browser:
http://BrennaAubrey.net/newsletter-signup


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