July 8, 2015

RELEASE DAY: Weightless (Begin Again Duet #2) By, Gia Riley

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It’s release day for Gia Riley’s Weightless! I love this contemporary romance so much, and it completes the Begin Again duet. And! Book 1, Lighter, is on sale now! Check out all the release day festivities!


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Weightless Synopsis:
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After a perfect summer, Sophie returns to college for her senior year. Leaving behind her greatest source of strength, she has to work even harder to keep her demons quiet. But when her past collides with her happiness for the final time, she’s faced with a new normal. Is she strong enough to stay on top? Does she believe she’s worthy of forever, or will she give it all up for a chance at peace?

One more try. One more chance.

Now a college graduate, Kipton stumbles upon the opportunity of a lifetime. Facing an unexpected long distance relationship, he’s struggling to find the perfect balance between life and love. All he wants is to protect his girl, but he doesn’t know how. Especially when she starts keeping secrets.

Fate has already determined their path. Time controls it. Are Sophie and Kipton strong enough to overcome the odds? Will they conquer the past once and for all?

Only one person knows the answer to free her – to make her weightless.

Weightless is the full-length follow-up to Lighter, and the conclusion to Sophie and Kipton’s story.



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Gia Riley Bio:

Gia Riley is a New Adult and Contemporary Romance author from the small but mighty state of Delaware. She’s a lover of all things romance and a firm believer that everyone deserves a happily ever after. Gia takes pride in creating real, personable, and entertaining characters.


Mother and wife by day, writer by night –she’s having a blast living her dream. When she’s not writing, you can find her roaming the isles of Kirkland’s or up to her elbows in Play-doh.



I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou



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July 7, 2015

REVIEW: His Millionaire Maid By, Coleen Kwan






His new hire has a secret...

As far as Nina Beaumont is concerned, money ruins everything. Leave it to her wealthy family to screw up her professional life and her personal life. When she crashes and her car sinks, sending her identification and all her belongings spiraling into the watery abyss, Nina sees her chance to escape.

And stumbles into a job with the hottest man she’s ever met…as his maid.

Between running an inn, caring for his grandmother, and trying to keep the dirty-dealing Beaumont Corporation from stealing his land, Joe Farina's plate is full. He doesn't have time for romantic entanglements—especially not with the suspiciously bad maid he just hired, no matter how much he needs her…both in and out of his bed.

Screwing with her life is one thing, but Nina’s not about to let her family screw with Joe. That is, if she doesn’t lose him when he finds out who she really is.




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His Millionaire Maid is a cute read by Coleen Kwan. It brings together two different people who come from and live through circumstances you really wouldn’t expect or really think of. The writing was done well and the characters were interesting. This novel rode the middle ground for me. There isn’t much for me to say good or bad about it. I wasn’t overwhelmed with how much I loved it, but I also wasn’t underwhelmed with the story either. It is definitely a book that you can pick up and enjoy.




When the story tells you that Joe’s life is hectic it isn’t lying. Joe seems to be the go-to-guy for everyone around him. He has a lot on his plate and adding a relationship is not something he is interested in. Joe is more likely to run away from a potential relationship then try and make it work. When his new maid shows up late, a complete mess, and doesn’t seem to know how to be a maid he doesn’t know why he is intrigued or why he wants to keep her around.





I really thought that Nina was going to be the typical spoiled little rich girl and she was in the beginning. I stuck through the beginning because of Joe and Nina’s hilarious moments. I am glad that I did. She knows how she is acting and definitely tries to change it. Nina is ready to make her own way through life whether her family wants her to or not. When her car sinks with all of her identification she looks for work in a close B&B and there she meets Joe and is instantly intrigued.




The two characters are definitely not love at first sight and it might not even be like. It is complete interest and lust that grows. They but head and fight through a lot of this book but it definitely adds to their relationship and the story. There is definitely tension underneath it all just waiting to boil over. If you’re looking for a good, fun, and easy romance give this book a shot. It’s not intense with the tension but it is well written and great or a short escape!





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July 2, 2015

RELEASE WEEK BLITZ: Sweet Sinful Nights (Sinful Nights #1) By, Lauren Blakely

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS by Lauren Blakely, the first full-length novel from her Erotic Romance Series, Sinful Nights! Lauren Blakely is well known for writing sexy, heartfelt and humorous contemporary romance as well as deeply emotional new adult stories --one commonality in all her books is the scorching hot sexy times. And SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS is absolutely no different! Brent and Shannon’s story is sexy and will keep you on the edge of your seat squirming and asking for more! This new series is a new erotic romance series, Sinful Nights, written in the high-heat, high-stakes, high-glamour style of the Seductive Nights series that readers know and love, but heading in a new direction with a new family that’s full of drama, checkered pasts and dangerous life-and-death secrets. Check out Lauren’s message below to hear more from her!





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ABOUT SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS:

A sexy, suspenseful new romance novel from Lauren Blakely, author of the New York Times Bestselling Seductive Nights series….

She was the one who got away…

Ten years ago, Brent Nichols let the love of his life slip through his fingers. It’s his greatest regret, especially since she’s all but disappeared. But when the gorgeous and captivating woman walks into his life unexpectedly, he’s determined to win her back. Whatever it takes, he won’t make the same mistake twice.

Easier said than done…

Shannon Paige has hardened her heart to the man she was once engaged to be married to. After the way he left, and after the hell she’s been through with her checkered family, there’s no way she’s letting him into her life again. The problem is, the second she sees him, he’s more handsome and charming than before. And she’s torn between wanting to fight with him and wanting to sleep with him - maybe both. Soon they fall into each other’s arms, consumed with a desire that burns through the years.

But if these two fiery lovers are going to have a real second chance at this kind of intense, passionate, bone-deep love, he’ll have to give her his whole heart, and she’ll have to give up all the secrets from her messy past.

And that messy past is about to spill over into her carefully constructed present…


SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS is book one in SINFUL NIGHTS, a four-book series. Each book will follow a new couple.




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Message from Lauren:

Dear Readers:

I am thrilled to share some exciting news with you! Many of you have been patiently waiting for SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS, the story of Brent Nichols and the woman he loves. Many of you already know Brent since he’s the younger brother of Clay Nichols, from NIGHT AFTER NIGHT....The good news is this-SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS is Book One in a new erotic romance series, Sinful Nights, written in the high-heat, high-stakes, high-glamour style of the Seductive Nights series that readers know and love, but heading in a new direction with a new family that’s full of drama, checkered pasts and dangerous life-and-death secrets.

SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS kicks off this new series with a fiery, passionate, and suspenseful story of two lovers reuniting after ten years. Each book in this series follow a new couple and will be set against the backdrop of sin, money, sex, greed, passion and love in the city of Las Vegas. Brent’s love interest is Shannon Paige, and she has three brothers. Yep, you guessed it - each of her brothers will be getting a book! And while each book in the Sinful Nights series follows a new couple, get ready for a storyline that will carry across the entire series -- a story of danger, risk and high-stakes suspense.



Q&A about the Sinful Nights series:

Does this take place after the events in the Seductive Nights series?

A: Yes. This story begins one year after the final Seductive Nights book.



Can I read this if I haven’t read the Seductive Nights series?

A: Yes! You won’t miss a beat if you start with SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS. That’s why it’s Book One!



Brent is Clay’s brother. Does this mean Clay will be in SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS?

A: Why yes! He will indeed appear in a handful of scenes!



Is this series similar to the Seductive Nights series?


A: Absolutely. The hero in book one is a Nichols man! Nichols men are known for being dirty, passionate and fiercely loyal! You can also expect scorching hot sex scenes, dirty talk, high-class and glamorous settings, and passionate love. Have I mentioned the heat :)?



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About Lauren Blakely:

Author PhotoLauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, shethinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Caught Up in Love, Seductive Nights, No Regrets and Fighting Fire. She recently released Forbidden Nights, a standalone novel in her New York Times Bestselling Seductive Nights series that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. Her next book is 21 Stolen Kisses, a new adult romance filled with angst and romantic tension, releasing in May. This summer she'll release Consumed by You, her next title in her NYT Bestselling Fighting Fire series about sexy firemen and the women they love, and Sweet Sinful Nights, the first book in her new series Sinful Nights. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, text BLAKELY + your email address to 678-249-3375 (please use the actual + sign).





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July 1, 2015

REVIEW: Safe At Last (Slow Burn #3) By, Maya Banks





The third book in the beloved #1 bestselling author’s sexy, romantic suspense Slow Burn series…

They say young love doesn’t last, but a girl from the wrong side of the tracks with unique abilities and the hometown golden boy were determined to defy the odds. For Zack Covington, Anna-Grace—his “Gracie”—was the one. Until one night forever alters the course of their future, when a devastated Gracie disappears without a trace, leaving Zack to agonize over what happened to the girl he loved. As the years pass, his desperate efforts to find her uncovered nothing.

Now working for Devereaux Security, he stumbles across a painting featuring a special place only he and Gracie would know. The image is too perfectly rendered for it to be coincidence. His Gracie must be alive. When he finally tracks her down, he is shocked—and heart-broken—to discover the wounded shell of the girl he once knew and still loves. Her psychic gifts are gone, and worse, she believes he betrayed her all those years ago.

Zack has enemies, and once his weakness is discovered, Gracie becomes a target for revenge. He’ll have to save her before he can earn her trust and her love. And he vows they’ll never be torn apart again.





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I loved the first two Slow Burn novels and when I met Zack he immediately became one of my favorites from In His Keeping. In His Keeping is definitely my favorite book even after reading this novel but Zack is still definitely a bad ass sweetheart. There was so much to this book. There were secrets, betrayal, and definitely love. Maya Banks gave us a well written series and I definitely hope it continues.

“He’d been her best- and only- friend. The one she turned to for comfort. Love. Acceptance. The very best part of her very being, her heart, her soul. He’d been her confidant. The one person she trusted never to let her down, as so many had in her young life.”

Zack met the love of his life when he was in high school. He made every plan he ever had surrounding them together. When he left for college Gracie disappeared and was never heard from again. He has been searching for her for twelve years. For twelve years he has been living in heart break and just when he is ready to let her ghost go the unthinkable happens, he sees Gracie walks back into his life. Gracie has been through the ultimate betrayal. The love of her life did something so despicable she left home and never looked back. For twelve years she has been running from Zack and every memory of him because he took more than her trust with him, he also took her ability.

“Not just a part”, he said adamantly. “All of it, Gracie. My heart, soul, body and mind. I never gave to anybody what was yours to keep.”

Like I said before Zack has always been one of my favorite characters. He is sweet and caring to the people he cares about. Zack is also a complete badass. He fights for the people he loves and he never forgets. Zack is closed off to most people and when we see him finally open up to get Gracie back you fall even more in love with him. I really felt for Gracie’s character. But I had some problems really liking her character. I don’t think it had anything to do with her as a character, it had more to do with I loved Zack so much I couldn’t believe that she believed he had anything to do with it. Even though she had been through something terrible, she was still relatively strong about it. Even though she ran she was still living and she pursued her dream, which definitely won points.

“I’ll never ask for another thing as long as I live,” he said in a hoarse voice. “All I ever wanted was you.”

If you have ever read any of the Slow Burn series you know that there is this group that has been after them for a while and they are back. Now Zack has to protect Gracie from them even when she is terrified to be in the same room as him. This story line definitely had action but it was also the most heartbreaking of the three. Zack and Gracie definitely had some lies and a huge amount of betrayal to get through. We get to see some of our favorite characters come back and we get to see the women stand up and kick some serious ass. There were so many great things about this book. The writing was as well done as always. The romance was there and Zack ended up being so much more than we ever knew. I loved this series and I hope it continues. I definitely think that everyone who loves romance with a little something extra thrown in there should pick up these books.




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June 30, 2015

On My Knees (Stark International #2) By, J. Kenner

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About ON MY KNEES

Jackson Steele and Sylvia Brooks continue to thrill in the second novel of a scintillating, emotionally charged new trilogy that returns to the world of J. Kenner’s beloved Stark novels:Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me.

I never thought I’d lose control, but his desire took me right to the edge. 

Powerful, ambitious, and devastatingly sexy, Jackson Steele was unlike any other man I’d ever known. He went after what he wanted with his whole mind, body, and soul—and I was the woman in his sights. One touch and I surrendered, one night together and I was undone. 

Jackson and I had secrets, dark pieces of our pasts that threatened to swallow us both. We couldn’t outrun our demons, or the people trying to tear us apart. But in our passion we found salvation, and in each other’s arms we found release. 

I was scared to trust Jackson fully, to finally let go. Yet no matter the dangers that lay ahead, I knew I was his—and now that we’ve laid claim, there’s no more holding back. 





On My Knees is intended for mature audiences.
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About J. Kenner

Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York TimesUSA TodayPublishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures. 

Her most recent trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries. 

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June 26, 2015

REVIEW: Accidentally in Love (Friends First #3) By, Laura Drewry




Fans of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery will love Laura Drewry’s warm and humorous new Friends First romance, a sexy romp about a good cop and a bad girl playing hard to get.

Ellie Palmer and cops don’t mix, and getting pulled over by Officer Brett Hale—again—doesn’t help. Neither does being forced to take a safe-driving course with him. Brett’s by-the-book attitude leaves Ellie ice-cold, and his rock-hard body won’t change that. Still, the more time she spends with the guy, the more she finds herself warming up to his unexpected charms.

Even though Brett comes off like a boy scout, Ellie has sparked something he wants badly enough to get him to rethink his past mistakes. But when her ex shows up, Brett makes it his mission to keep Ellie safe in the here and now. His gut tells him the guy’s trouble, and Ellie must agree, because she doesn’t complain when Brett pulls her close. To keep her safe, though, he’ll have to choose between breaking her heart . . . and breaking the rules.




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Brett Hale has a past that has shaped him. He has become a serious, precise, and sometimes cold officer of the law. Brett has learned to put safety first and puts on a cold fa├žade to keep people at bay. Brett definitely has a side that very few people see and it is completely charming. When he meets Ellie, who is the complete opposite of him, he doesn’t know how to handle her or the feelings she awakens in him. Ellie thought she left her past, and problems with the cops, behind her. With her lippy attitude and heavy foot on the peddle brings the cops right back to her door. Officer Brett keeps pulling her over and never gives her a break which drives her crazy. With their mutual friends, getting frequently pulled over, and a fake relationship brings out feelings they are not sure they are ready for.

I loved both Ellie and Brett’s characters. They are both so different but what they each needed. Ellie was sassy, strong, and kind of a wild card. Brett was an alpha that wanted to protect Ellie. They went brought each other the things they needed into their lives and really made a difference. Their relationship was a great one to follow and they definitely hade chemistry. The mandatory tie they had to spend together made them really get to know each other and chip away at each other’s walls. The slow build from animosity to friends and to something more was a slow sweet torture that made me turn the pages.

I have not read the previous books in the series but I seriously loved the cot show quotes at the beginning of the chapters. The appearance of other members from previous books definitely made me want to read more in the series. The writing itself was interesting and flawless. The story was told from dual POV and it added extra fun to the story. I would definitely recommend this to loves of the slow build and to characters that don't like each other in the beginning of the story.



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