23 April 2017

Release Blitz & Review ~ Stepbrother Anonymous by Aria Cole







Love is for suckers.

That's always been Hudson Farrow's take on it. His mother has practically made a career out of saying I do, which is why he's found himself in another upstate town, preparing to watch her walk down the aisle with another yacht club asshole, nursing his cynicism with Scotch at another lonely dive bar. A sassy siren that sets his blood on fire wasn't part of the plan, neither was a new stepsister, and now Hudson's a man with a problem because he's just found out they're one in the same.

Skylar Walsh never thought the one and only man she's ever brought home would turn into anything beyond a few orgasms. Until six-foot-four, sinfully sexy, talented and tattooed sweeps her off her feet--and right between his thighs--on his custom Harley. When Hudson demands her phone number before the night's over she knows she's in for a wild ride. When she runs into him at her father's wedding the next day she realizes she may have just made the biggest mistake of her life. A dozen sheet-clenching, toe-curling, and soul-shatteringly good times in the last twenty-four-hours.

Warning: Hudson is hellbent on his Sky, and he won't let a little thing like I do come between them. Filthy-sweet tattooed hearts, perfectly placed piercings that hit all the right spots, and love and fate inked so deep no force can keep them apart. Hold onto your hearts because Stepbrother Anonymous stole mine! xo Aria



Review

Dang, is it hot in here or is it just me? Hudson is seriously just too sexy to be contained between the pages of Stepbrother Anonymous. I'm getting flushed just thinking about him..... swoon.

Giving he warning from Aria Cole about Hudson, I just couldn't wait to get my hands on Stepbrother Anonymous. So when I finally did, I sat down and read it from cover to cover and didn't want to let it go. I was completely taken with Hudson and Skylar and loved every minute of their story.

Stepbrother Anonymous hits all the points you want from Aria Cole... hot, sexy, alpha-ness, romance, and love.

I love that Hudson and Skylar know what they want even if at times they wonder if it's the right thing, they still go for it. They know that their happiness is what matters and not what others have to say about it.

If you want something sultry and spellbinding to heat up your night, then Stepbrother Anonymous is exactly what you need. Hudson will sweep you off your feet and ride away with you into the sunset.




Aria Cole is a thirty-something housewife who once felt bad for reading dirty books late at night, until she decided to write her own. Possessive alpha men and the sassy heroines who love them are common, along with a healthy dose of irresistible insta-love and happily ever afters so sweet your teeth may ache.

For a safe, off-the-charts HOT, and always HEA story that doesn't take a lifetime to read, get lost in an Aria Cole book!

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Release Blitz & Review ~ Beauty In Winter, The Beauty Series, by Alexa Riley




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Fiona Lamb has lost everything, and her only option is to work for a reclusive billionaire to get back the one thing that's most important to her.

Reid Gold has been cursed. He's the alpha shifter, but he's unable to change into his wolf and lead his pack. But one scent of his mate and everything changes.

Warning: This beauty and the beast-inspired story is quick, filthy, and over-the-top alpha. Hold on to your Kindles because Reid's inner beast finally gets to come out and play.



*Fiona*​

“Miss Lamb, Mr. Blackden is ready for you.”

I look up at the woman who has been watching me from the corner of her eye since I walked into Blackden Law Firm thirty minutes ago. I don’t blame her. I’m a mess and out of place against the elegant interior of the law firm. I know this, but I just can’t find the will to care. All I want is for this to be finished. I need to take the next step in my life and try to move on, if not for myself then for my grandma.

I told her I’d be okay and that I wouldn’t let my grief drag me down.

My grandma was buried yesterday, but final decisions on her estate had to be made. I’m here for one thing, and one thing alone. I pray there’s enough money from the sale of our home and antiques my grandma left me to cover the bill from the hospital. There is only one thing I want from all of this, and that’s the rose ring.

I want it more than anything. My grandma never took the ring off her finger since my grandpa put it there when he asked her to marry him. When I was little she’d tell me about their love as a bedtime story. Then when she got sick it was my turn to tell her the story as she lay in bed fighting for her life.

Even then I knew she was only fighting to stay with me. She didn’t want to leave me all alone in the world. I don’t remember my parents. The only family I had ever known were my grandma and grandpa, but in my eyes, they were my parents. They raised me, kept me safe, and made me feel loved. She and my grandpa were the only people I had and we’d lost him five years ago. Then it was just the two of us. But now she’s gone and I’m all alone.

I swallow the lump in my throat and stand. Reaching down, I grab my oversized bag that I’ve been carrying around since the auction. It’s all I have left. Everything else is gone.

The woman turns, heading down the long hallway, with her heels clicking on the marble with each step. She leads me to a set of double doors, the dark, carved wood gleaming. She grabs the handle and pulls one open for me. She motions for me to go in and nods as I pass.

“Thank you,” I mumble as I step through.

I hear the click of the door closing behind me as a man behind the desk on the other side of the room stands. I can see a small smile pull at his lips, but I can’t find it in me to smile back.

“Miss Lamb,” he says.

“Was there enough?” The words fall from my lips before I have a chance to think about it. And I’m not sure I care. That’s the only thing I need to know.

“Why don’t you have a seat?” He motions to one of the chairs in front of his desk, not answering my question.

I step forward, getting a better look at him. He doesn’t look like I thought he would. We talked on the phone a few times over the past weeks. His deep voice made me think he’d be a heavy-set man, but he isn’t. He’s thin and tall with brown hair and brown eyes. He gives me a bright smile, this time flashing his teeth. It makes me feel uncomfortable. Against my better judgment I do as he asks, even though I still want my answer more than anything. Something is wrong though. I can feel it.

I drop my bag next to the chair beside me, drawing Mr. Blackden’s eyes. I swear he smiles even more at the sight, and I want to shout at how unfair this all is. It’s nothing to smile at.

“We had to sell all of it, Miss Lamb.”

I close my eyes at his words and try to fight the tears. I nod, then begin to stand. What else is there to say? I don’t want to go over all the odds and ends of how everything was auctioned off. I want out of here. I want to find a cheap hotel for the night and let myself have a good cry.

Tomorrow I’ll pick myself up and see if I can get my old job back. I had to quit to be at my grandma’s side for the last few months, but I have to find something quick.

“But I can get it for you.” His deep voice penetrates my fog of sadness.

I freeze, my eyes snapping to his. He leans back in his chair, seemingly without a care in the world. He doesn’t go on. I feel as if he wants me to beg him, and to be honest, I will. I’m not above anything right now.

“How?” I ask, and he motions for me to sit back down. I drop down into the seat, but scoot to the edge.

“The ring was valued at $200,000,” he informs me. I gasp. “It had to be sold to cover the rest of the debts. Your grandmother had taken out a second mortgage on her home, and she also stated in her will to clear up any debt you had as well.”

I hang my head, my dark brown hair falling forward and shielding my face. I didn’t know she knew. I had run up some credit cards trying to make ends meet for us. I didn’t want her to know about them. I was going to take care of them later. It wasn’t something she needed to worry about.

“You said—”

“That I can get you the ring,” he finishes, sitting up in his chair. He grabs a folder and opens it. A large stack of papers sits inside it, clipped together.

“I have a job proposal for you. It’s a live-in job. You’d stay on the estate and assist the owner in anything he needs.”

“I’ll do it.” I stand up, grabbing a pen off the table. He turns the folder toward me, and I flip through the contract quickly to get to the last page. I see a place I need to sign, so I scratch my name on it quickly and toss the pen down.

When I look back up at Mr. Blackden, I watch as he grabs the papers from me, sliding them back into the folder.

“You smell fertile. Mr. Gold is going to be very pleased.”

I glance at the folder he has in his hand and wrinkle my brow in confusion. I have no idea what he’s talking about, but his words and the look on his face make me think that maybe I should have read that contract…


Review

Beauty In Winter is a sexy, enchanting, thrilling read that will take your breath way.

Fiona has lost the one person she had left that she loved more than anything. Having to sell all she was left to satisfy debts was hard, but losing the one item she wanted the most is harder. So when she is offered an opportunity to gain it back she jumps are it without thinking twice. The last thing she expected was the beast she lays on when she knocks on the door.

Reid has lived a life in solitude after a curse befell him several years ago. The last thing he needs is some girl living in his house to look after him. However all that changes the second he gets one look at her and her scent awakens the animal inside him.

What started as a job for Fiona quickly turns into something profound and life changing. And now that Reid's wolf has claimed his mate, he can be the Alpha his pack needs.

I loved this quick, sultry, spellbinding retelling of Beauty and the Beast. The way Reid's alpha takes over is equal parts jaw-dropping and pantie melting. I love how they both act on instinct, grabbing hold of each other and never letting go.

Beauty in Winter is just what you need to unwind after a long day. It's provocative and sweet and everything you love about an Alexa Riley book.


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Alexa Riley is two sassy friends who got together and wrote some dirty books. They are both married moms of two who love football, donuts, and obsessed book heroes.

They specialize in insta-love, over-the-top, sweet, and cheesy love stories that don’t take all year to read. If you want something SAFE, short, and always with a happily ever after, then Alexa Riley is for you!



Book Blitz & Review ~ Undeniable, Tortured Love #4, by Ravenna Tate


Undeniable
Tortured Love 4
By Ravenna Tate
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (April 5, 2017)
Publication Date: April 6, 2017
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, May/December, Dark Romance, Suspense


Rosanna Selim can’t recall almost two years of her life, but it hasn’t stopped her from loving her job as a paralegal with one of the top defense firms in Cleveland, Ohio. It also hasn’t affected her relationship with sexy, charming homicide detective, Houston Cassidy. Until he tells her about a twelve-year old case. As images invade both her waking and dreaming states, she’s certain that uncovering the truth means losing Houston.

Houston has been unlucky in love because of dedication to his job, so he’s determined not to screw things up with Rosanna. She’s sexy, beautiful, and the most easy going woman he’s ever met. He adores her. But when she tells him about the images, and as she works with a therapist to recover her memories, Houston has to come to terms with the possibility that she’s the killer in a case he’s been trying to solve for twelve years.

Be Warned: anal sex, spanking

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Excerpt

“You kept me waiting a long time, detective. What do you have to say for yourself?”

“You’re changing the subject again.” His voice was raspy, and judging by the way his eyes glazed over, her attempts at distraction were finally working. Rosanna licked his neck, just under his jaw where she knew he loved it. He tasted musky and warm, and her pussy was now soaking wet. She’d been waiting hours for this.

“Am I?” She repositioned herself on his lap so she straddled his thighs, and braced her body, bare feet on the floor, until her groin pushed against the bulge in his pants.

“How about now?” Rosanna moved slowly, tilting her hips up and down in a seductive dance. “Is this an obvious enough change of subject for you, officer?” Her clit throbbed. She moaned slightly as an orgasm began to build.

“You are the sexiest, most beautiful woman I have ever met.” He cupped her face with one hand and covered her left breast with the other. “It’s those eyes. Dark, deep, mysterious.” When he teased her nipple through the silk fabric of her top, Rosanna moaned louder. “And that hair … wild and dark, just like you.” He captured her mouth in a kiss so hot, she expected her kitchen to catch fire.

As his tongue moved inside her mouth, she wrapped her arms around his strong, hard torso and pushed closer, wanting him inside her. The man’s kisses drove her to distraction. She savored the heady sensation of matching her movements to his, loving the way her body tingled at his touch.

He released her mouth and slid his tongue to her neck, planting tiny bites and kisses along her jawline. It made her crazy when he did that, and he knew it. Which was probably why he loved to tease her that way. Shivers ran down her spine as she pushed closer to his body.

“Let’s go into your bedroom.” His breath was hot against her skin, his voice gruff in her ear.

“We could stay here instead.”

“No. Bedroom.” He hated having sex in any room but the bedroom, though he couldn’t—or wouldn’t—say why.

“You still won’t even try in another room?”

Rosanna started to unbutton her top, but he caught her hands in one of his, sending more shivers down her spine with the dominant gesture. “Bedroom, woman. Now.”

Everyone had their odd quirks, after all. She bit back a laugh as she rose and took his hand. “Come on, then, lover. We’re both ready to burst.”

“Hang on a second.” She turned to look into his eyes. “Rosanna, I really care about you. A lot.”

“I care about you, too, Houston.”

The strangest look came over his face as he stood, as though he wasn’t sure she understood his point. He put his arms around her and pulled her close. “I mean it. You’re so easy to be with. You never make demands, you never nag me about work, and I love that we can talk about our jobs to each other.”

“As long as we never use names.” 

Review

Houston's been in there and done that when it comes to love, but his latest love is something special.

Rosanna has never felt as cared about and loved as she does with Houston.

Everything is going great for this couple until Houston's unsolved case gets an unexpected lead. While Houston is tracking down leads Rosanna starts having flashes of her past and having nightmares.

As Houston gets closer to solving his case he starts to suspect Rosanna has the answers he's looking for, but the only problem is that she doesn't remember.

As Rosanna strives to remember her missing year, Houston wonders if he should take her into custody or take her away and never look back.

I can't even begin to express how much I enjoyed Undeniable. It grip me right from the start and make me sit on the edge of my seat. I was holding my breath while waiting to see what would happen next.

Houston is down right sexy with his good looks, a deep desire to protect those he loves, and extremely talented in the bedroom. What I love best about him is his duty to keep Rosanna safe at all costs. He knows why he's past relationships failed and he vows to do things better for her. How can you not swoon for man like that?

Rosanna is a feisty little thing. I love how she gives as good as she gets. She always takes care of Houston not just in the bedroom, but in every way possible. She loves him not because he's perfect on the outside but because she sees the man is on the inside.

And if you are looking for toe-curling sexiness, then these two are just what you need. They are hot, dirty, passionate, and irresistible. After spending time with these two you will need a couple of ice cold showers to cool down.

Undeniable is seductive read that will enrapture you and leave you breathless. I highly recommend you pick this sizzling book today.


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About The Author

Ravenna Tate lives in the Midwest where it’s cold six months out of the year, but inside her stories you’ll find plenty of heat. The sex is hot, the men are alpha, and the women give them a run for their money.



22 April 2017

Book Tour & Giveaway ~ Silk & Scholar, Silk Series #4, by Cassandra Dean

The much anticipated next installment of the Silk series is finally here!

Will a firebrand and her antagonist discover passion of a different kind?

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Silk & Scholar
Cassandra Dean
Series: The Silk Series, Book 4
Genre: Historical Romance, Sweet Romance, Victorian Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Publication Date: March 7, 2017

Most ladies dream of finding a husband, but Etta Wilding-Marsh dreams of the law. Establishing a law school for women is the determined firebrandÕs dearest ambition and she has no time for distraction and certainly no time for the wickedly handsome antagonist from her youth.

After years of annoying her from afar, Lord Christopher Hiddleston leaps at the chance to return to Cambridge and the fiery girl he has never forgotten. Now a successful Gothic novelist, Christopher will use his notoriety to support the school...and drive Etta wild.

A chance meeting leads to another, and then the firebrand and the antagonist find a passion of a different sort. But can a woman who dreams too much and a man who never does truly find a happily ever after?

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Excerpt

Closing his mouth, Christopher turned to her. “Did your father just leave?”

Etta sat up straight. “Yes. Would you like dessert?”

“Your father just left. The house.”

“Yes.”

“Leaving you with a man to whom you are not related.”

“This is not a troublesome thing.”

“Yes, it is,” he exploded. “It is a troublesome thing. I am troubled. Is this the care he takes of you? Is this how he shows his concern?”

Her brow creased. “It is how he’s always been, but I am not often home for dinner. The Havisham does well, or when Gwen is home, I—” She paled. Swallowing, she continued, “I do not often eat here.”

“How he’s—” Of a sudden, her presence at The Havisham Arms all those years ago made sense. How it was always she and Gwen alone, never accompanied. Never protected. “My god.” Rubbing his jaw, he shook his head. “My god.”

Brows drawn and clearly confused, she said, “Are you well?”

He wanted to go to her. He wanted wrap her in his embrace and never let her go. Did her father not know the lively, passionate, intelligent woman his daughter was?

Exhaling, he placed his hands on the table. “How can he treat you such? Those things he said…. He discounts your opinion as if it is nothing. Does he not know his daughter? Does he not know the amazing brain you have? My god, I had to work to keep up with you. Every argument you countered, with passion and vigour. He is a fool if he does not see it. If he doesn’t see you.”

Etta stared at him and the next thing he knew, she’d somehow made her way around the table, her arms were about him, and her lips were on his.

Before he could react, she pulled back, her expression falling. “Did I not do it right?”

Why did she think that, because he hadn’t immediately responded? How could he, when she’d taken him completely by surprise? “Etta—”

She continued as if he hadn’t spoken. “I knew I wouldn’t do it right, I knew it would be disaster and…oh Lord, it was a disaster, wasn’t it? Why did I even attempt it? I apologise, I apologise profusely—”

“Etta.”

She fell silent, wide brown eyes drowning him.

Cupping her face, he said, “I’m going to kiss you now.”


“Oh.” She closed her eyes. “All right.” 



Check out the other books in the Silk series by Cassandra Dean

Book CoverSilk & Scandal

Eight years ago Thomas Cartwright and Lady Nicola Fitzgibbons were friends, but when her diplomat father departs London, Nicola must follow. Bored, she falls into scandal and Thomas, studying to become a barrister, is forced to sever their ties.

Now Lady Nicola is back and she wont let him ignore her.



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No matter how much their mothers wished them wed, Sarah Wetherall loathed Arthur Davenport. Circumstance, however, conspires against her and perhaps she does need his legal expertise, but she refuses to acknowledge how handsome her oldest foe has become or her reaction to him.



Book CoverSilk & Scars

For over a year, Miss Gwendolyn Parkes and the Duke of Sowrith have corresponded. At first an error, the letters quickly became something much more, a friendship forged on like minds and perhaps the hope of something more.



Praise for the Silk Series

An absolutely fabulous novella from their first letter until their last.
- Lady Rhyleigh, ARe Cafe on Silk & Scandal

It takes a special kind of talent to craft a compelling short story-it takes very unique talent indeed to create characters as engaging and sympathetic as those found in Cassandra Dean's stories...
- Bridget, The Romance Reviews on Silk & Scorn

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Giveaway

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$10 Gift Card + Silk & Scandal eBook
Contest runs from April 17 - 29, 2017



About Cassandra Dean

Author PicCassandra Dean is the author of historical romance ranging from sweet to steamy, playing about in the eras, roaming from Ancient Rome to Victorian to the Old West and beyond. Her books take readers on an emotional rollercoaster, from the lowest of lows to the joyous of highs. And, of course, her characters fall into the forever kind of love.

Cassandra is proud to call South Australia her home, where she regularly cheers on her AFL football team and creates her next tale.



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