Thursday, January 22, 2015

#BookReview - Time Out, Valentine - Melinda Dozier

Time Out, Valentine
by Melinda Dozier
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 21, 2015




Lexi’s life is one big dump. Or so she thinks. To keep her mind off her latest breakup, she stays busy with work. It’s no big deal, since writing for Time Out Portland Magazine is a blast…except for the one small snag – Grant Reeds.

Grant, a shy but sexy computer geek, is new to Time Out, working as the Networking Director for the online magazine. Even though Lexi thinks he doesn't notice her, he sure as hell does. The owners have a plan for their upcoming Valentine’s Special, pairing up the two to explore romantic date ideas around the city.

Soon, Lexi and Grant learn that the old adage, “Opposites Attract,” can ring true.


~~My Review~~

So much fun! The heat between Lexi and Grant is a palpable tension that the reader feels from page one in this fun romp of a story! Lexi's been hurt in the past and swears off men, but who can resist sweet, geeky Grant? Besides, one kiss from him... yowza!

Be prepared for some fun dates and sizzling love scenes! These two are hot! I spent an enjoyable evening watching their love unfold and it was time well spent! Highly recommend this title and can't wait for this author's next! 5 stars!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

#NewRelease - Time Out, Valentine - Romance


Time Out, Valentine
by Melinda Dozier
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 21, 2015



Lexi’s life is one big dump. Or so she thinks. To keep her mind off her latest breakup, she stays busy with work. It’s no big deal, since writing for Time Out Portland Magazine is a blast…except for the one small snag – Grant Reeds.

Grant, a shy but sexy computer geek, is new to Time Out, working as the Networking Director for the online magazine. Even though Lexi thinks he doesn't notice her, he sure as hell does. The owners have a plan for their upcoming Valentine’s Special, pairing up the two to explore romantic date ideas around the city.

Soon, Lexi and Grant learn that the old adage, “Opposites Attract,” can ring true.




Grant sipped his beer and surveyed the room around them—anywhere but at the siren next to him, with her fancy drink, an umbrella hanging off the side. Overhead lights strobed the room, gleaming in all directions. The DJ announced a new song and a new crowd rushed to the dance floor, leaving them more alone in the back of the room. Thank God.

It was stifling hot. He tugged his collar from his neck and rolled the sleeves of his white button-up. His glasses slid down his nose, forcing him to take them off and put them in his shirt pocket.

Luckily in that part of the room, the music wasn't so loud that they had to scream to converse. He only raised his voice a fraction to ask her the question he’d been wondering since they set foot in the place. “So, you think this is romantic enough for a Valentine's date?"

She batted her long lashes in his direction and smirked. “There’s low lights.”

“Yeah and loud music, people all around.” To help prove his point, someone bumped him in the back, pushing him closer to Lexi. His hand circled her waist and rested on her hip.

She sipped the drink, moving the umbrella with her other hand, then licked her lips. “It’s the place to be. All trendy couples find their way here.” She cocked her head. “What would make it more romantic? Kissing?”

A slow smile formed and he faced her. Not a bad idea. “Actually, yeah.” He placed his bottle on the table behind them, cracked his knuckles and stretched his neck.

She laughed nervously, putting her weight on another sexy as hell foot. “What? You’re gonna kiss me? For real?”

“We need romance.” He grabbed her cup and put it next to his bottle. His gaze dropped to her mouth.

“You kissing me won’t—”

He placed his thumb on her lips. “Shhh. Stop talking so we can be romantic.”








Melinda is a multi-published contemporary romance author with books from Crimson Romance, Swoon Romance and The Wild Rose Press and she’s represented by Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency. She lives in Guatemala, Central America with her husband/college sweetheart who brings "mucho amor" to her life. Melinda enjoys being the queen of her household and dreams of being pampered fully by her three boys once they are grown. Melinda's guilty pleasures include reality t.v., traveling, blogging and playing Zynga games.



Join Melinda's Street Team





Saturday, January 3, 2015

Chasing Liberty Book Tour



~~BLURB~~

Liberty 554-062466-84 of Aldonia lives in a responsible society that cares for the earth and everyone on it. They have learned to balance resource consumption with replacement initiatives, unavoidable pollution with clean-environment efforts. Science ensures that every baby born is healthy. The government ensures that every baby born is needed. All are cared for, taught, and given a specific duty to perform, their unique contribution to society. Why is Liberty so unsatisfied? 

In less than two weeks, Liberty must begin her vocation. Every girl in Aldonia wishes she had Liberty's vocation. Liberty would rather flee from Aldonia and live on her own, independent of the all-controlling government, the Regimen Custodia Terra. The high electrical Boundary Fence crushes any thought of escape. The ID implant imbedded in her hand makes it impossible to hide. She has no choice but to submit. Liberty is slated to be a Breeder.

As vocation day draws near, a man with an obsession for Liberty attacks her and injects her with a drug. She’s about to lose consciousness when someone comes to her rescue, a man in a mottled cape and dark glasses. She wakes in an underground facility where people watch over Aldonia with an array of monitors and surveillance equipment. These people are full of secrets, but she discovers one thing: they rescue a man scheduled for re-education. They rescued him. They can rescue her.


~~ SNIPPET~~ 

“People should be able to choose what they want to do,” I said. “It’s not right that the Regimen tells us.”

While wrapping her fingers around the grip of a pistol, Silver gave me a sideways glance.

“You’d better watch yourself. Don’t want to get caught talking like that.”

No one seemed to have a problem with breaking laws, all sorts of laws, but everyone worried about what you said.

~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~


Theresa resides with her husband and three boys in northeast Ohio. She was born in California and moved every three years (her father was in the Coast Guard). This probably accounts for her love of traveling and desire to see the world. Living by the ocean, under the palm trees in Guam and Hawaii, helped spur her imagination. She began writing illustrated short stories with her sister in grade school, borrowing characters from favorite movies and shows. Now, writing is her passion. Her favorite genres include Fantasy, Western, Contemporary, Supernatural and Futuristic. 

Other interests: painting with acrylic, drawing with ink, hiking, traveling and American History. Theresa is a member of the Catholic Writer's Guild, a local writers' group, and Critique Circle, an online critique group. She has an Associate's Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Drafting and a Catechetical Degree from Catholic Distance University.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7537721.Theresa_Linden
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theresalindenauthor
Website: http://theresalinden.webs.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LindenTheresa
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OTNRZ16


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

#NewRelease - Jade Kerrion - Romance




Title: Aroused
Author: Jade Kerrion
 Release Date: December 29, 2014


Synopsis


Recently divorced, Dr. Vera Rios is too busy navigating the potholes of single parenthood to look for Mr. Right, but along comes a man who cherishes her, adores her daughter, and helps her find her sexy groove. The only problem: Mr. Perfect is an escort.

Rowan Forrester conceals many other secrets, one of which threatens the happiness he finds with Vera. Can love find a way, or will Vera have to choose between her beloved daughter and the man of her dreams?





Links to Buy

AMAZON US / UK





Title: Desired
Author: Jade Kerrion
 Release Date: December 29, 2014


Synopsis


At seventeen, Gabriel Cruz and Valeria Trevino exchanged promise rings and agreed on the grand plan for their life, including marriage, children, and a happily-ever-after. Twenty years later, “The Plan” is on track, and a key milestone—Gabriel’s partnership in a law firm—is within grasp, but Valeria derails their shared lives by demanding a divorce.

Valeria can’t explain her decision, but she is compelled by a desperate need for something more than they had agreed upon. What can they do when the foundation of their grand plan crumbles beneath them?





Links to Buy

AMAZON US / UK





Also Available


AMAZON US / UK



AMAZON US / UK




Author Bio


Jade Kerrion writes award-winning and occasionally best-selling science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary novels anchored on unlikely romances you will root for and happy endings you can believe in. Her favorite romance is the Double Helix love triangle between Galahad—the lab-created perfect human being; Danyael—an alpha empath and Galahad’s physical template; and Zara—the woman who can wreak more havoc with love than most people can with hate

Sign up for Jade’s New Release Mailing List for news of giveaways, contests, and new releases.

 


Author Links

Giveaway

Friday, December 26, 2014

#Excerpt ~ Book 11 HTSF Romance boxed set ~ How You Remind Me


Heroes To Swoon For Boxed Set
11 Sizzling Contemporary Romances

Multi-author boxed set
Genre: Contemporary Romance Anthology
Release Date: December 8, 2014
Publisher: IndieWrites, Inc.

New Release Sale Price: $0.99 Limited Time. Purchased separately, the books in this set would cost over $30. Nine Full-Length Novels, 1 Novella, and 1 Short Story from NY Times, USA Today, National and International Bestselling Authors.
~~BOOK #11 - HOW YOU REMIND ME~~

A super-sexy BONUS short by New York Times & USA Today best-selling author,

JULIE LETO

Sexy guitarist Shaw Tyler knows lawyer Kate Schaffer’s personal fantasies. Trouble is, she doesn’t remember why. He spent one night in her bed, but since then, Kate acts like their liaison never happened. Kate used to live a wild and crazy life. After a scary black-out, she cleaned up her act. She longs for a passionate liaison with Shaw, but is she willing to take the chance at reliving past mistakes?


~~PRAISE FOR JULIE LETO~~


“Julie Elizabeth Leto always delivers sizzling, snappy, edgy stories!”--New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips.

“Blazing hot! A story so seductive you can’t stop reading!”--New York Times bestselling author Virginia Henley

“Steamy sensuality and passion keep the reader swiftly turning pages.”--Rendezvous

What are Amazon readers saying?

“Leto expertly turns every "oh-no" twist of her plot into an "oh-yes", taking the readers for a racy, romantic rollercoaster ride.”

“This book was a moment in time where two people found out about one another and about themselves. And there are some steamy scenes to boot!”

“How You Remind Me was filled with romance, deceit, forgiveness and hot, hot sex; it certainly packed quite a punch!”


~~EXCERPT~~

“What’s wrong?” he asked, sliding across the corner of the stage so he could stand beside her.

She jumped back, startled, and then pushed at the frames of her glasses and straightened her shoulders. “Why would you assume something was wrong?”

His gaze dropped to his arm where she’d made contact. “You touched me.”

“I—,” she faltered. “I needed to get your attention.”

And she’d gotten more than she’d bargained for. That brief moment of her skin against his had evoked a myriad of sensations that had nearly knocked her off her feet. Or maybe it was just the swiftness with which he moved or the strong, spiced scent of him, a heady mix of sweat and soap and man.

He grinned again, taking a jab at the durability of her knees.

“Katie-gate, not a moment goes by when you don’t have my full and undivided attention.”

She narrowed her eyes, trying to spot a hint of disingenuousness. She didn’t spot any, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t simply a master of concealing his true intentions. She trusted that Shaw was, at his core, a good guy. But he was also a musician and in her extensive experience, they weren’t entirely trustworthy when it came to sex.

Though, if he went along with what she had in mind, he wouldn’t need to be trustworthy. Just ready, willing and able to entertain a brief affair during the off-hours of her very busy weekend.

But first she had to see if he was really interested and hadn’t just fallen into a comfortable pattern of flirting with her with total certainty that she would once again turn him down.

“Why do you do that?” she asked.

“Do what?”

“Flirt with me. All the time. You never stop.”

The lack of exasperation in her voice stunned her. She wasn’t frustrated like usual...she was simply asking a question.

He gave a quick glance at Erica, as if checking to see if he had time to pursue this conversation with her before his next performance. Kate, of course, knew they had at least ten minutes. She’d written the speech herself.

His hand shot toward her elbow, but out of instinct, she sidestepped his touch.

Why did she keep doing that? What was she so afraid of?

It didn’t take a psychologist or even a close girlfriend to figure it out. Shaw represented her past—her wild, reckless past—a lifestyle that she was glad to have moved on from. Except that when she really opened her eyes, he was more than that. He was good-looking and talented, but he was also a long-time friend of Erica’s and a persistent flirt. 

And if his flirtations were for real, she might have a shot at having some fun for the first time in a long, long time.

~~AUTHOR BIO~~

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Leto has sold over forty-five books to four publishers--all featuring strong, confident women and the super-sexy men they drive to their knees. To date, she has over 1 million books in print across the world.




We all need a hero! Preferably a hot, muscled, romantic one who's not afraid to fight for the woman he loves. From firefighters to athletes, and artists to rockers, these swoon-worthy heroes will keep you on your toes and weak in your knees. Slip into a reading adventure that will have you panting for more: fun, steam, and thrills.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

#Excerpt ~ Book 10 HTSF Romance boxed set ~ Wild Irish Ride


Heroes To Swoon For Boxed Set
11 Sizzling Contemporary Romances

Multi-author boxed set
Genre: Contemporary Romance Anthology
Release Date: December 8, 2014

New Release Sale Price: $0.99 Limited Time. Purchased separately, the books in this set would cost over $30. Nine Full-Length Novels, 1 Novella, and 1 Short Story from NY Times, USA Today, National and International Bestselling Authors.
~~BOOK #10 - WILD IRISH RIDE~~

Given a second chance at forbidden love, Alexi plunges headlong into the passion Jesse ignites. To Jesse, love is an overrated word for getting ones needs met. There is no Primrose Lane in his book, but he’ll take Alexi on the ride of her life. Maybe then, he can get her out of his head. But the forces that tore them apart before are at work again and may cost them their lives this time. Sexy Southern Suspense at it’s best.


~~PRAISE FOR JENNIFER SAINTS~~



"Once I started reading this I didn't want to put it down. There is romance, suspense, hot sex, a sexy, hot hero, and meddling families all mixing together to bring you a great story."


"Fifty Shades of Pure Pleasure. I won't give any spoilers about the plot but I will say this book was HOT! I've the fifty shades trilogy and they aren't as good. It's a fun, naughty book but has a really good plot!"

"Wow, this book has kept me captive all day, just finished it , and it's 2'30 am. This has been the most delightful, romance, suspense, mystery, story I have read thus far. I loved the story of Alexi and Jesse, so beautiful, so sexy, oh this book has all the elements you can fall in love with. I love the Weldon family, and I am hoping that the Brothers, specially Jackson, will find their love too. Highly highly recommend this book. Bring time, because you won't put it down. I will definitely be reading more by this Author."


"This was a beautiful funny HOT story that I enjoyed immensely i will be reading it over again and I want to get the other books I the series. I think everyone should read this book and the ones that follow by this Talented, Amazing Author!!!"


"From start to finish , it's hot and steamy sex with a twist. Good story line. Now I want to read his brothers story."


~~EXCERPT~~

Where she was going?

He knew what it was like to be shark bait and Alexi was sailing through the water with her head held high, but even through the light rain he could see she was bleeding inside as she drew abreast of him. Tears streamed down her face and her full lips trembled. She stumbled and reached for something to break her fall, but only grasped air.

Shit. He rushed forward and caught her arm before she hit the ground, his instinct towards her stronger than his will.

"Oh!" She turned and surprise washed over her face. She breathed his name, as if he were an answer to a prayer. “Jesse.”

Hell, she still looked too damn innocent and vulnerable for his good. Twelve years and she still had the power to get under his skin even though he knew how deadly she could be. Maybe it was time to turn the tables, collect on what he missed and wipe her from his mind.  She couldn’t be as good as he remembered her being.

Alexi blinked as heat invaded the chill that had stolen through her since she’d seen the pictures of Roger. She tingled as she looked at the rugged face and chiseled chest of the man who'd just saved her from falling. Half a day’s dark stubble covered his rough jaw; and his deep sea-blue eyes, crinkled at the corners from the sun, warily assessed her then stared at her mouth. Tension oozed from him. She had no trouble connecting the man to the wild devil who'd led her astray years ago then broke her heart.

Small towns had their good side and bad side of the tracks, and the wild Weldon boys had been known a time or two to paint their side a bit blacker. Jesse’s reputation had been the worst. She hadn’t believed that until he'd used her to steal from her family. Over the years, she’d heard from Jesse's mother Emma, who worked at the hospital, about Jesse’s stellar military career and security business in Washington D.C. Knowing he’d turned his life around made her glad, but didn’t ease the hurt he’d left behind. 

“Still a virgin on the run after all these years, Lexi?” he drawled. His voice, as steamy and seductive as Southern summer day, challenged her on an elemental level, a sensual one.
"Almost," Alexi said, letting the last illicit picture she had of Roger fall from her grasp to the ground. She'd only ever been with Roger and he didn't count. Not anymore. She sucked in air, latching onto Jesse’s appeal. The reporters encircled them. Jesse lifted his hot gaze to her eyes and smiled.

"Almost?" Slow and sexual, his grin spread awareness through her. "Sounds frustrating. Interested in changing that?" He ran his finger under her chin and she caught her breath.
Yes, some part deep inside her shouted. Yes, she wanted to change that. Here was one situation her grandmother couldn’t smooth over with a lie. With the cameras rolling, Roger and her grandmother would get a clear picture that Alexi meant it when she said she wasn’t marrying Roger ever.

“Yes,” Alexi said to Jesse, stepping closer to him. Waves of his sex appeal washed over her. Waves she had no trouble remembering, though she'd only been seventeen when she'd last dipped into them. His nearness and touch sparked something inside of her that wanted to rebel against everything that had just happened to her. “Kiss me,” she demanded, loudly.
Jesse arched his brow and asked softly, "What’s your game Lexi?” He slid an arm around her and pulled her flush to his bare chest, her breasts to his smooth, hard muscle. Then his mouth covered hers. She gasped at the desire shooting through her as his demanding tongue entered her mouth and his gaze dared her to respond.

She wound her arms around his neck, pressed closer to him, and met his tongue with hers. Surprise that she’d taken him up on his challenge filled his eyes and he hesitated, but only for a moment before he delivered a four-alarm kiss. He bent her back over his arm, inserted his leg between hers and had one hand cupping her bottom, no doubt knocking the socks off the gossip hounds surrounding them. In one kiss Jesse thoroughly ravished her from the inside out and she burned for more. By trying to deliver a message to her grandmother, Alexi wondered what message had she delivered to herself instead.

Jesse ended the kiss, but kept her captive in his embrace as he stared into her eyes. She ran her fingers into the silk of his hair and then surprised herself by kissing him again. His heat chased away the chill Roger had left inside her and she couldn’t seem to get enough of it. He groaned then and deepened the kiss. Her hands clung to his broad shoulders, feeling the heat of his bare skin and the strength of his muscled torso. The cameras continued to flash and the world swirled crazily around her as her heart pounded hard at the line she crossed by embracing a half-naked Jesse so intimately in public. 

He smelled faintly of aftershave and some indefinable, but intriguing scent. His body, strong and sure, eased around hers, a balm to her chaffed emotions. Yet before she could lose herself in him completely, he eased back and stared hard at her. Emotion and desire collided in her heart, springing tears to her eyes. "Get me out of here, please," she whispered.
Cool cynicism descended into the heat of his gaze. "So that's your angle. You need a hero, even if it's a Weldon." Glancing up at the reporters around them, he cursed. "Well, your highness, these days I charge for services rendered, and I expect to get paid." He scooped her into his arms and rammed through the reporters. “I’ll be your hero for a price.”
"What do you mean by that?" she asked, struggling in his arms as he headed to the parking lot. Reporters followed.

Jesse stopped a moment to meet her gaze. A sensual promise curved his lips. “We’ll take care of the details later. The choice is yours, Lexi. Me or the sharks following us?" 

"You," she said, wondering if she'd just made a deal with the devil in Georgia.

~~AUTHOR BIO~~


Jennifer Saints writes romance because she believes that when you take a human being to the very core of his existence, then you will find that what matters more than anything else is to be loved and to give love. She is an award winning USA Today Bestselling author and writes in a number of genres. She also works with several charities to raise money for abused and homeless women.





We all need a hero! Preferably a hot, muscled, romantic one who's not afraid to fight for the woman he loves. From firefighters to athletes, and artists to rockers, these swoon-worthy heroes will keep you on your toes and weak in your knees. Slip into a reading adventure that will have you panting for more: fun, steam, and thrills.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

#Excerpt ~ Book 9 HTSF Romance boxed set ~ Amber Rules


Heroes To Swoon For Boxed Set
11 Sizzling Contemporary Romances

Multi-author boxed set
Genre: Contemporary Romance Anthology
Release Date: December 8, 2014

New Release Sale Price: $0.99 Limited Time. Purchased separately, the books in this set would cost over $30. Nine Full-Length Novels, 1 Novella, and 1 Short Story from NY Times, USA Today, National and International Bestselling Authors.

~~BOOK #9 - Amber Rules~~

For years, Amber was the main attraction in her father's self-help infomercials. Now that Dooley’s gone, all Amber has to do to earn her inheritance is improve the mental game of the biggest bad-ass in the N.B.A., Evan Oliver. Too bad Amber knows nothing about basketball or life coaching. Too bad Even Oliver is determined to do things his own way, especially when it comes to teaching Amber a new set of rules.



~~EXCERPT~~

“Where are we going?”

“Someplace more private.” Evan passed the stairs, stopped beneath the landing where it was even darker and studied Amber one more time as if considering his next move carefully.

If he’d nearly pushed her buttons on the dance floor, what would Evan do in a more discreet location? How far would Amber let him go? Her body trembled with anticipation and three years of pent up need as she waited for Evan to decide what to do with her, praying he wouldn’t have second thoughts, determined not to have any herself for at least another five minutes.

Tangling his fingers in Amber’s hair, Evan dragged her to him for a feverish kiss that demanded more than lips became involved. He crushed Amber against his hard, unyielding body, using his long arms and big hands to bind them together as if they were physically joined. It took only moments for it to seem natural for Amber’s pelvis to strain against each thrust of his hips, as if they were naked and he were inside of her. It was decadently thrilling and dangerously hot. It was bittersweet relief when Evan drew back enough to slip a hand inside the bodice of Amber’s dress to cup one lace cocooned breast, to squeeze her nipple until she ached for release. 

Amber gasped for breath, burning for a more intimate touch. For sex. Full body pounding, nakedly urgent sex. But not here. Not where they might be discovered. Amber only wanted one more kiss. One more steamy stroke…

Evan’s hand wound its way inside Amber’s panties and then he thrust a finger inside her. She moaned tremulously against his mouth as she peaked, her heat spilling around him. Restless energy made her limbs shake. And then Evan withdrew and Amber would have sunk to the floor if he hadn’t held her close. 

This is what deprivation did to a woman.

It made her greedy and wanton.

~~Author Bio~~

Melinda Curtis is an award winning, USA Today recommended, Amazon best selling author.  She writes the independently published, steamy Hollywood Rules series as Mel Curtis. Jayne Ann Krentz says of Blue Rules: “Sharp, sassy, modern version of a screwball comedy from Hollywood's Golden Age except a lot hotter.” 






We all need a hero! Preferably a hot, muscled, romantic one who's not afraid to fight for the woman he loves. From firefighters to athletes, and artists to rockers, these swoon-worthy heroes will keep you on your toes and weak in your knees. Slip into a reading adventure that will have you panting for more: fun, steam, and thrills.