Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Release Blitz: Dirty, Rich One Night Stand - Lisa Renee Jones

Dirty, Rich One Night Stand
by Lisa Renee Jones
GENRE: Contemporary Steamy Romance
RELEASE DATE: October 18, 2017

DIRTY, RICH ONE NIGHT STAND.
That's all it was supposed to be. Her. Him. Pleasure. And then a fast goodbye. He's a stranger. And yet, he's not. She knows him even though he doesn’t know her.
He's the powerful attorney, now world-renowned after coming off the trial of a century which was publicized across the country. And I'm one of the reporters that sat in his courtroom.
I watched him, studied him, got to know him from afar which isn't hard since I know his exact brand of confidence, arrogance, and wealth. I know his type. I've dated his type. Which is why when I happen to come face to face with him, when sparks fly and heat simmers between us, I know what happens if I say "yes" to Reese Summer.
I know he'll taste like sin and sex, even before he kisses me.
I know he'll feel like pleasure and passion, even before he touches me.
I know he'll demand more than I wants to give, and yet, because I dare to give myself to him, the result will be deliciously hot.
I know that I will not leave his bed without being utterly, completely sated.
And I know that I will leave the next morning anyway.
And so, I do.
And so, he follows.
And as chase begins my question becomes: Is Reese Summer THE one or is he really just a dirty, arrogant lie that should have stayed a one night stand?
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“You’re as perfect as I knew you would be,” he says, his voice managing to be both sandpaper and silk on my nerve endings, as he adds, “and almost as naked as I want you to be.”
The idea that he has wanted me as much as I have wanted him does funny things to my stomach, but more so, delivers an unexpected wave of illogical vulnerability. This is sex. The end. I don’t want or need to feel anything more. I want and need him naked and fucking me now, fast, hard. That’s safe. Desperate to find that safe place, to shift the control from him to me, I push to my toes, my breasts molding to his chest, and press my lips to his lips. They are warm, and he is hard everywhere I am soft.
And his response to my kiss, the answering moan I am rewarded with, is white-hot fire in my blood that he ignites further with a deep, sizzling stroke of his tongue. He slants his mouth over mine, deepening the connection, kissing me with a fierceness no other man ever has, but then some part of me has known from moment one that he is like no man I have ever known. Which explains why he is everything I want. And nothing about this night is what I expected, any more than this man is anything I can control.
But there is something intensely arousing about the idea of trying.
As if claiming I am reaching for the impossible, he molds me closer, his hand between my shoulder blades, his tongue playing wickedly with mine, but I meet him stroke for stroke, arching into him. He cups my ass and pulls me solidly against his erection. He wins this one. Now I am the one moaning, arching into him, and I welcome the intimate connection. I burn for the moment he will be inside me.
But I also want him to burn for this just as much as I do, and I need to touch this man. Really, really, need to touch him. My hand presses between us, and I stroke the hard line of his shaft. Reese tears his mouth from mine, pressing me hard against the pillar supporting the window again, and when his hands leave my body, when his palms press to the concrete above me again, I sense his withdrawal is about control. I was winning. I confirm that as reality when our eyes lock, and the dash of fire in his eyes is lit by one part passion and one part challenge.
“If I slide my fingers between your legs right now,” he says, “are you wet for me? Are you ready for me?”
“Why don’t you find out for yourself?” I dare him, testing him, pushing him.
AUTHOR INFORMATION
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series.
In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is also the author of the bestselling the bestselling DIRTY MONEY and WHITE LIES series. And will be publishing the first book in her Lilah Love suspense series with Amazon Publishing in March 2018.
Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine. Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Review: A Messy, Beautiful Life - Sara Jade Alan

A Messy, Beautiful Life
by Sara Jade Alan
Published: October 2nd 2017 by Entangled TEEN
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance

Life is funny sometimes.

And not always the ha, ha kind. Like that one time where a hot guy tried to kiss me and I fell. Down. Hard. And then found out I had cancer.

I’m trying to be strong for my friends and my mom.

And I’m trying so hard to be “just friends” with that hot guy, even though he seems to want so much more. But I won’t do that to him. He’s been through this before with his family, and I’m not going to let him watch me die.

So, I tell myself: Smile Ellie. Be funny Ellie. Don’t cry Ellie, because once I start, I might not stop.
Review
4 Stars

I picked up A Messy, Beautiful Life after I had one of those weeks that weighs on you. I wasn't in the mood for anything, but I was down about some things in my life and wanted to live in someone else's. A Messy, Beautiful Life not only made me take a look at my own life, but it made me both laugh and cry. It's a novel full of emotions, about the struggling of accepting what life hands you and seeing it as a gift, even if that gift isn't exactly what you had hoped for expected. Ellie's life has handed her cancer, a boy who's been through it before with her family, and a group of friends that can cheer anyone up.

"My whole body was light and bubbly. And his lips felt amazing, more amazing than anything I could have imagined."

Sara Jade Alan took me on a journey, one that made me laugh, made me reminisce about my youth,
made me cry (a lot), and made me so thankful for this life we've been given. She tackles the emotions of high school, of first love, and that first big challenge so perfectly. I felt like I was Ellie at times, struggling to accept the prognosis I'd been given, and at other times I felt like her friends, trying so hard to make my friend feel some sort of happiness. On top of all that is the little world that Sara Jade Alan created. A Messy, Beautiful Life takes place during Ellie's senior year of high school. She's not typical though, she's awkward with boys, very smart, and her hobby is improv. I never expected to enjoy a novel about improv, something I usually don't understand, so much. I laughed so hard envisioning a bunch of teens acting out the silly things the characters did. It felt just like high school, that time when the world seems so big and your future is ripe for the picking. It also made the story come to life, it took it from a sad novel about overcoming cancer to a story about the friends and family that help you through the hard stuff in any way they can.

"I wondered how it was possible that my life was at its very best and its very worst simultaneously."

A Messy, Beautiful Life is one of those books that I just needed to read and it was right there when I needed it to be. From the very beginning I was hooked, loving just how cute that first spark of a crush was described. Sara Jade Alan can write, the story flowed just right, and every single subplot in the novel was executed perfectly. I was so in tune with my own feelings as I read and found myself being lifted up by the spirited friends Ellie had in her childhood friends, her new friends, her crush, her mom, and even her surprisingly amazing stepbrother. A Messy, Beautiful life tackles all the bad parts of the book with so much good and really, it is quite a beautiful read. I suggest this one to readers of all ages.

Release Blitz: The Day She Cried - K. Webster

The Day She Cried
by K. Webster 
Publication Date: October 17, 2017 
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance


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She was my first love.
She was my first hate.
The very sun in my world tried to burn me alive with her lies and cruelty.
Until I dimmed her light for good…
Or so I thought.
Now she’s back.
Cracked. Broken. Lost.
And for the first time in a long time, I feel free.
Free from our past.
Free from my present that suffocates me.
Free to destroy her future.
Her misery is my music.
Thrilling. Invigorating. Intoxicating.
For so long, all I’ve done is hate her.
So why do I love her?
 
About K. Webster
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K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.
 You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Release Blitz & Review: Crave: Part Two - E.K. Blair


Crave: Part Two (Crave Duet #2)
Author: E.K. Blair
Genre: New Adult Romance/Coming of Age
Release Date: October 16, 2017

Weeks became months, and months became years. Each day nudged Kason deeper into his addiction. Each memory of the girl destroyed fed the craving for what he could never have again. 

Leaving a life-altering first love behind, Adaline tried moving forward to find love and trust and happiness. Pain eventually faded, wounds slowly healed, yet scars were forever left behind.
But some scars feel like kisses.
When the shattered pieces of their hearts are forced to meet again, the two of them must decide how much pain their love is worth enduring.
This is what happens when one person loves beyond the craving and the other craves beyond the loving.


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Review
4 Stars
Crave: Part Two is just that, the second book in the Crave Duet about Adaline and her young love for Kason, a struggling addict. Part Two picks up where Part One left off, following Adaline as she faces her fear of what happened at that first party at college and as she runs away from everything. She feels shame and fear, she's failing classes, failing to connect to anyone but her roommate and old friend Micah, and she's cut off everyone except for her mom. She finds comfort in a new life, in finding something more than friendship with Micah, but when she finally faces her past she finds that she never really let it go.

"She's drifting, and I don't know why. It was sudden at first, a quick change, a fast drop. But now she's on a slow descent, slipping even further away from me."

Crave: Part Two is Adaline's story, we learned all about Kason and his addiction and struggles in Part One and in Part Two we see how one night changed Adaline's life forever. She's a completely different person, the book reads so differently than Part One, and the heaviness of the weight she holds on her shoulders comes through the words. I felt exhausted as I read, aching for Adaline, hurting for Kason, and struggling to see how this novel could possibly work out. E.K. Blairs strength as a writer shines through though, especially as the characters deal with the impossible question of what if. I could feel their heart's hurting, I could see how difficult the decisions Adaline had to make were, and I felt like I was another part of the twisted, tangled story. The love she felt for Kason and Micah were so different, her before and after were almost like separate lives, and her personal struggles were like the icing on a confusing, love triangle cake. 

"And that's where it happened-somewhere between the breaking and the healing, I fell in love."

Crave: Part Two is filled with angst and emotion, the subject matter is heavy and it absolutely is a harder read than the usual HEA duets out there. As a reader I was all over the place with this book, at times upset with Adaline and others overjoyed. Her character development is astounding, I loved her progress and growth, but at the same time we know that like us, she too is waiting for the other shoe to drop. When it does, everything flips upside down. Though she has healed and moved on, the wounds are still there and coming back home, to the life she left behind, is overwhelming. I was really interested in reading how Adaline's world broke down when she returned home, but it was harder to read than expected. The final conclusion was too easy and not enough for the epicness that is the Crave Duet. The duet spans several years and beyond Adaline and Kason, I have grown so fond of Micah, Trent, and Kate. E.K. Blair created a world beyond just the two main characters and Crave will unfortunately not satisfy your desire for happiness for all.

"With everything that has changed, this feeling still remains."

The Crave Duet is about weaknesses, about overcoming life's biggest hurdles, about forgiveness, trust, and most of all love.  It's a stunning duet and it has left me craving more.

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Author Bio

E.K. Blair, takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her dynamic and intense writing style. Noted for her ability to create fleshed-out characters that will evoke a realm of reactions, you can be assured that her stories will linger with you far beyond the last word.

A former first grade teacher with an imagination that runs wild. Daydreaming and zoning out is how she was often found in high school. Blair tends to drift towards everything dark and moody. Give her a character and she will take pleasure in breaking them down, digging into their core to find what lies underneath.

Aside from writing, E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace, and spending time with her friends. She’s a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and everything in between.

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Blog Tour & Review: Someone Like You - Brittney Sahin


Title: Someone Like You 
Author: Brittney Sahin 
(Sub)genre: Contemporary

He was a nameless guy in a bar--a man Grace couldn't get out of her head...
 
A week later, she came home to find him sweaty and shirtless with a tape measure in hand, remodeling her loft. As a Parker-King, she's not allowed to want someone like Noah Dalton. She's sick of her life, though. Sick of the rules of being a Parker-King. She wants something more, even if it isn't forever. Somewhere in history there was that one time where hot, no-strings-attached sex didn't end badly, right? Finding comfort in the arms of a former SEAL is easy, not falling for one . . . not so much.

Noah left the military and moved to New York for one reason: his daughter. Not for some uptight businesswoman--a Manhattan elitist. So when Grace offers him the kind of relationship that no hot-blooded man can turn down, he should say no. And when her seemingly put-together life spins out of control, and his instincts to protect and save kick in, he should turn away. But he doesn't.

Can two people from different worlds really live in the moment, knowing they're on borrowed time, or is someone bound to get hurt?


 

Review
5 Stars
Boy meets girl, falls in love, and happily ever after follows. At least, that's what we'd like to believe. Someone Like You is the reality, it's heartbreak, family drama, and a heaping pile of lust that's meant to only last a night. Brittney Sahin perfectly describes the feeling that occurs when someone feels so right in your life, but you feel like you have to think with your mind over your heart.

"But it doesn't matter. We're from two different worlds, and I'll never see her again."

I loved the characters, from beginning to end. They were already complex in the beginning and as the story took shape and developed, so too did Noah and Grace. Grace is from the upper crust, a business woman her family treats like a pawn in the game, while Noah is a former Navy SEAL with a kind heart and a daughter he'd do anything for. Grace and Noah recognize the lust between them, but the readers are treated to the truth, that these two have been waiting for someone like each other for longer than they even realized. Mixed in with their attraction is the expectations from their family and those that they have for themselves.  They're from different worlds, their lives are on different paths, and yet the chemistry between them burns brighter with each passing day.

"The dark scruff around his lips- he has that sexy kind of dangerous look...but I can tell this man is only dangerous because he's forbidden."

Brittney Sahin has a knack for writing novels that suck you in; with descriptive prose she paints a story that makes you feel as though you are within the pages of the novel. You will feel the waves of the water, experience the burn of lust, and find yourself becoming emotional alongside the characters.  It's equal parts sweet and sexy, plus it has just a bit of suspense to make it even more interesting. I really appreciated how much attention Brittney Sahin gave to the small details, I could picture every setting and really felt the impact that Grace's family choices had on her. I too felt deceived by their ability to drag her down and was overjoyed when her friends and Noah helped her realize she didn't need to be a puppet. I questioned every character's motives, it made me think about why we put ourselves into boxes, and it absolutely made me believe that love is worth risking it all. Ultimately, the novel centers around Grace and Noah accepting that life isn't what you expect it to be like and that there is more to gain from seeking happiness than anything else.

"He's smart enough to know he's playing with fire, and I'm the flame. I don't want to burn him though."

Someone Like You is different than Brittney's previous romantic suspense releases, but it shines as a contemporary romance. I was so wrapped up in the novel, in fact I will admit I have already read it twice. There were times I thought that the book could never possibly go my way, but the weaving story lines all work together to finally give the perfect outcome. Brittney Sahin's writing has only improved with each novel and Someone Like You is absolutely her best book yet. Longtime fans and contemporary romance lovers will be enchanted by this new release.

About the Author:
Brittney Sahin began writing at an early age, with the dream to be a published author before the age of 18. Although academic pursuits (and, later, a teaching career) interrupted her aspirations, she never stopped writing—never stopped imagining. It wasn’t until her students encouraged her to follow her dreams that Brittney said goodbye to Upstate New York in order to start a new adventure in the place she was raised: Charlotte, North Carolina. Here, she decided to take her students’ advice and begin to write again. In 2015, she published her first novel, The Safe Bet. When she is not working on upcoming novels, she spends time with her family. She is a proud mother of two boys and a lover of novels, coffee, and the outdoors.

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