Friday, February 16, 2018

Release Day: Up in Smoke: A King Series Novel by T.M. Frazier


Up in Smoke has released early!! Who else is super excited you get to read this one sooner than expected??

Now available for pre-order on

Synopsis:

I’m a man without a conscience.

I deal in murder and mayhem.

I’m the best at what I do.

Frankie Helburn is supposed to be an easy job.

A means to flush her father out of hiding.

Simple.

Except there isn’t anything simple about Frankie or the secrets she’s keeping.

She’s stubborn as hell and the sexiest god damn thing I have ever seen, sending dark, dirty animalistic desire coursing through my veins.

She’s cocaine with legs. A f*cking addiction that makes me question things I’ve never questioned before. Want things I’ve never wanted before.

I might have her, but she isn’t mine to keep.

If her father doesn’t show his face, she will be mine.

To KILL.

** Other books in the King Series DO NOT have to be read to enjoy Smoke's book. Up in Smoke can be read as a standalone. **








About the Author:


T.M.Frazier is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and her young daughter. 

When she’s not writing she loves talking to her readers, country music, reading and traveling. Her debut novel, The Dark Light of Day was published in September of 2013 and when she started writing it she intended for it to be a light beachy romance. 

Well…it has a beach in it!

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Cover Reveal: Tap That by R.C. Boldt & Jennifer Blackwood



Check out the cover for Tap That, coming March 6!

Pre-order your copy now on

Synopsis:

The beer's not the only thing getting tapped.

Reid

I have a problem. A doe-eyed brunette in the form of my new co-worker. She’s taken my promotion and I intend to do everything in my power to get it back. To prove I’m the man for the job.

Nobody warned me that one night with her would change everything.

Callie

The rules are simple. Complete two months of training at my new job at On Tap Brewery and I’ll keep my manager position. Fail, and I’ll have to crawl back to my parents and die a slow and painful death at a desk job.

I never would’ve guessed I’d have to choose between this promotion…or love.





About Jennifer Blackwood

Jennifer is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. When not chasing after her kiddo, you can find her binging on episodes of Gilmore Girls and Supernatural, and locking herself in her office to write.






About RC Boldt

RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you're in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can't recall the lyrics to a particular 80's song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she's your girl.


Cover Reveal: Advanced Physical Chemistry (Chemistry Lessons #3) by Susannah Nix



Coming March 16! Pre-order now on

Synopsis:

After four lousy boyfriends in a row, chemical engineer Penny Popplestone swears off men until she can figure out why they keep cheating on her. But her no-men resolution hits a snag when the mysterious and superhumanly hot barista at her favorite coffee shop strikes up a friendship with her.

Penny strives to keep things platonic, but when Caleb gives her the kiss of her life, she realizes he wants to be more than just friends. Tired of always being “good little Penny,” she throws caution to the wind and pursues a no-strings fling with the hottie barista. It’s not like they have anything in common beyond scorching physical chemistry, so what does she have to lose?

Her heart, it turns out.

Now, this fanfic-reading, plus-size heroine faces an unsolvable problem. What do you do when being apart is unbearable…but being together is impossible?

Advanced Physical Chemistry is the third in a series of standalone rom-coms featuring geeky heroines who work in STEM fields. This steamy, feel-good love story will appeal to fans of contemporary romance favorites like Penny Reid, Sally Thorne, and Lucy Parker.





Prior books in this standalone series:

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About the Author:

Susannah Nix lives in Texas with her husband, two ornery cats, and a flatulent pit bull. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, knitting, watching stupid amounts of television, and getting distracted by Tumblr. She is also a powerlifter who can deadlift as much as Captain America weighs.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Cracks Duet double review: A Crack in Everything & How the Light Gets In by L.H. Cosway

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Synopsis:

Life used to be simple.

I was a city girl with humble dreams. Then Dylan O’Dea broke into my flat, held me against the wall and told me to stay quiet.

It was like in the movies, where the universe zeros in on a single scene. I looked into his eyes and knew he was going to change me.

For Dylan, the sky was always falling. He showed me how our world is a contradiction of beauty and ugliness. How we choose to ignore the awful and gloss over it with the palatable. How you need just a tiny drop of something unsavoury to create every great scent.

Pretty deep for a pair of teenagers living in a block of council flats in inner city Dublin, right Probably. But we weren’t typical. We both had our obsessions. Mine was growing things, Dylan’s was scent. He taught me how to use my nose, and I introduced him to the magic of flowers.

I had no idea that one day he’d build an empire from what we started together. But before that, there was love and happiness, tragedy and epic heartbreak…

My name is Evelyn Flynn and I’m going to tell you about the crack in everything.


Review:

Wow. Okay, A Crack in Everything. You know those stories about broken people? People who have not grown up in the best of circumstances but still survive and are awesome? This is the start of one of those stories. One of those stories with people in who I can't help but love and root for and want nothing but the best for. One of those stories where I wish I could give the main characters everything and help them out of their situation. But life is not like that. You have to work hard to maybe have a chance to change things for yourself. Oh, this story was wonderfuly heartbreaking.

Evelyn and Dylan live in the poor section of town. Neither of them have much, they live in the poor housing block, the kind where people are really poor. The kind where it is so hard to get out of because you don't have access to things you might otherwise have. Because living there can crush you a bit. But Evelyn doesn't let it get her down. For how run down and not nice her living situation is she is all sunshine and rainbows. She loves gardening and is determined to bring a little bit of beauty to their otherwise drab surroundings. She looks on the bright side and see the positives where others don't. She hasn't been living here that long, just since her mom left and she moved in with her aunt who is amazing. She has a roof over her head, a guardian who loves her, her gardening and her best friend Sam. What more could she want?

Dylan lives in the same building as Evelyn, but is kind of an outcast at school. He always hangs out with the same two people and she never really noticed him that much. Until he comes barging into her place one day. Hiding from people who are out to get him for not doing what they want him to do. Dylan who is such a downer, always looking at the negatives of a situation. These two are kind of the exact opposite, but they were so cute together! I loved them so much!

Neither Dylan nor Evelyn have ever dated or anything so watching the two of them fall for each other was so sweet. I loved it. I loved how mister doom and gloom mellowed a bit around miss sunshine and rainbows. How they bettered each other and were there for each other. How they both know the most random things and love talking about them together. I loved these two. Sure you know right from the start that something happens. That they have a time apart (since the next book is when Dylan comes back to Evelyn), and you know it is going to be painful. You know Dylan wants out. He can't live where they do forever. And Evelyn can't leave. She won't. People are counting on her and she can't let them down. These two were destined to not work, but oh I didn't realize how painful it would be. For such a sweet story that had some great moments of lightness and humor, this ending made me feel all the feels. I really hope these two make it and it is not too rough getting to that happily ever after. I loved this story. I love the story of two people who are so meant for each other, but have to go through life before they can hopefully make everything work out. I typed this up as soon as I finished because I needed to get to book two. I needed to see what happened. And I didn't  want book two to color this review.

*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2



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Synopsis:

He came back to me 16 minutes and 59 seconds into Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7.

We parted amid tragedy, so it seemed poetic. Dylan O’Dea, my childhood sweetheart, had once meant everything to me. Now we were strangers, and honestly, after eleven years I never thought I’d see him again.


I lived in the world of the average, of getting paid by the hour and budgeting to make ends meet. But Dylan, he lived in the world of wealth and success. He’d achieved the great things I always suspected he would. The dissatisfaction he’d felt as a teenager had obviously been an excellent motivator.

He started a business from scratch, pioneered a brand, and created perfumes adored by women across the globe. I was just one of the people who’d been there before. Now he was living his best life in the after.

And me, well, I’d been in a dark place for a while. Slowly but surely, I was letting the light back in, but there was something missing. I was an unfinished sentence with an ellipsis at the end. And maybe, if I was brave enough to take the chance, Dylan could be my happy ending.

How the Light Gets In is Book #2 and the concluding installment in L.H. Cosway’s Cracks duet.

Review:

How the Light Gets In was a great follow up to A Crack in Everything. It is a few years later and Evelyn and Dylan are both in different places. After the events of the last book Evelyn isn't her sunshiny happy self anymore. She is much more doom and gloom. It has been years, but she hasn't been able to find her way back to happy. Is still not really sure she should. Because of everything. She is a bit broken and oh, Evelyn. She was not done breaking my heart. 

Dylan has made a name for himself. He has followed his dreams and made something because of Evelyn. When he comes back into her life so unexpectedly it is a bit rocky. She doesn't want to get sucked back into that ease and warmth and wonderfulness that is Dylan and Evelyn. She is not quite ready to trust that things won't fall apart and break her more. But Dylan is wonderful. I love love loved him in the first book and I love him even more in this one. He is so wonderful with Evelyn and it is heartbreaking to watch. You know these two should be together. Time and distance haven't severed their connection, but the past has a way of sneaking up and making things more difficult. But these two were so sweet together and they can totally figure it out. It is hard work, but so worth it in the end. I loved Dylan and Evelyn's story. It was wonderful. And that ending? Beautiful. If you haven't read these books you really should. They are wonderful. 

*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2



About the author:


L.H. Cosway lives in Dublin, Ireland. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books. She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories. L.H. is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.
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Monday, February 12, 2018

Release Day: Doc (Bodhi Beach #2) by S.M. Lumetta


Doc is now live! And check out all the release day fun later today in The iLumettanati Library!

Now available on

Synopsis:


Nora Bennett doesn’t need a man.

She is sure of this—except perhaps when it comes to the sexy stack of Aussie that is her ex-fling, Declan “Doc” Wellesley. He’s the one she can’t quite shake loose. And when her emotions go unexpectedly haywire after her best friend becomes a mother, her lingering connection with Doc becomes even harder to ignore.

Doc has a thorn in his paw when it comes to Nora. She’s the one that got away. The sex was hot, their chemistry off the charts, and he’s convinced there were—and still are—sparks of something deeper.

Even as Doc convinces a skittish Nora to give dating him another try, she confounds and confuses him every step of the way. One minute their connection is amazing, but then, Nora withdraws. 

As Nora tries to shove Doc away once and for all, she tips her hand, revealing a dark secret. This forces her to realize there are only two options: face her past and embrace her man, or risk losing him for good.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Blog Tour: The Coaching Hours (How to Date a Douchebag #4) by Sara Ney


The Coaching Hours is finally here!! I have been looking forward to this one forever and it is so much fun!!

Now available on
Synopsis:

THERE ARE NO DOUCHEBAGS IN THIS STORY.

Well, there are, but they’re not who this story is about.

This story is about me—the coach’s daughter.

When I moved to Iowa to live with my dad, the university's take-no- prisoners wrestling coach, I thought transferring would be easy as pie—living with my father would be temporary, and he'd make sure his douchebag wrestlers left me alone.

Wrong on both counts.

ASSHOLES ALWAYS COME OUT OF THE WOODWORK WHEN THE STAKES ARE HIGH.

A bet is placed, and I'm on the table. After one humiliating night and too much alcohol, I find the last nice guy on campus. And when he offers to rent me his spare bedroom, I go all in. It’s time for the nice guy to finish first.

Midnight chats and spilling my problems turn to lingering touches. Lingering touches turn to more.

And the ultimate good guy has the potential do more damage than any douchebags ever could.


Review:

The Coaching Hours was a fun read. The story definitely didn't go how I was expecting it to. In fact at some points I wasn't really sure Anabelle she would end up with. Because it was one of those stories where anything could happen. I loved it. I loved reading Anabelle's story. She was so sweet and kind and fun and awesome. And the guys that she gets mixed up with were fun, if unexpected.

Anabelle is the coaches daughter. The one the coach warned all of his players not to mess with, but of course there are a few who can't help but get into trouble. They made a bet to see who the first would  be to sleep with her. And man I didn't like those guys. But I did like Anabelle. She is so sweet. And she can easily get hurt when she finds out how much of a jerk some of the guys are.

Elliott is a nice guy. He may actually be too nice. Too considerate and thoughtful. Too much of a gentleman. When he sees Anabelle at a party wasted he doesn't hesitate to help her out. He takes her home, because she can't remember where she lives, and he was so cute. Oh, I loved him. He always tries to do what is right and never asks for anything in return. Though he has a plan of how his life will go, school, job, then social life/relationship, but sometimes things don't work out the way you had planned.

When Anabelle needs a place to live and Elliott has a spare room they think this will be great. They will be roommates, friends, and nothing more and everything will be fine. Only they start liking each other. And as I said Elliott is maybe a bit too considerate and won't do anything because he doesn't want to mess things up. Or be that creepy roommate when she is not feeling it. Plus he knows he is not staying forever and doesn't really want a relationship right now no matter how much he starts caring for Anabelle. These two were great together. They definitely take their time getting together and I loved how neither one pushed the other to be anything but themseleves. They both want what is best for the other even if that means they are not together. They were awesome. I really loved them together even if they stumble once and a while.

Now I will say I was really surprised how much I loved Rex by the end! I never thought I would like him as he is pretty terrible at the beginning, and not in a normal douchebag way, but I so wish we could get his story next! I know this is the last in the series, but that doesn't stop me from wanting to see where he ends up. Because by the end I loved him so much!

*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

 

Excerpt:

She perks up. “Wait, you’ve never had a back massage?”

“No?”

“Ever?”

“Nope.”

“Well, what the hell? How can I, in good conscience, lie here letting you rub my back when you’ve never had anyone rub yours?” She scoots over, pointing to the mattress. “Lie on your stomach, I’ll do you first.”

I wave my hands in front of me in protest. The last thing I need is her warm hands roaming my body.

“No, no, you don’t have to. It’s not a big deal.”

“Are you crazy? Back massages are the best—like, better than an orgasm. You’re first, so lie down.”

“And you call me the bossy one?”

“Quit stalling and get on the bed.”

Obediently, I climb to the middle of my bed in nothing but a pair of gym shorts, legs hanging off the side.

Next to me, the mattress dips, Anabelle on her knees, approaching my side.

A finger glides down my spine. “It will be easier for me to do this if I’m sitting on you. Hope that’s okay.”

“Is that the approved method?”

“No, but my arms will get tired if I have to lean over you the whole time.”

“Do whatever then, I don’t care.”

I stiffen when Anabelle swings one leg over my body, straddling my ass. Warm palms at my lower back.

“You’re so tense. Try to relax,” she coos, making it worse. “Tilt your head to the side, that’s it.”

I hear the lotion bottle snap open. Click closed. My roommate’s palms rubbing together, warming it up.

“Sorry, I don’t have any actual massage oil. This will have to do.”

When her hands make contact with my back, I almost groan it feels so fucking good. 

Warm. Smooth.

Pressure in all the right places, pushing gently into my muscles.

Slowly.

Slower still, caressing along my shoulders, thumbs and fingers working together to soothe the burning on my right side.

“Doesn’t this feel great?” Her soft voice cuts into the silence. “You’re loosening up. That’s good.”

I feel her leaning as her hands move up and down my spine until they stop, hovering at the base of my neck. Thumbs stroking the skin below my hairline, back and forth.
Kneading.

Her torso dips, hands maneuvering my arms, placing them at my sides. Palms slide up and down my biceps.

For several minutes, she rubs my arms and shoulders. Then she skims down my ribcage unhurriedly, in no rush, making little humming sounds inside her throat.

I know I’m not imagining the feather-light way her hands drift down my spine. I remain still, letting her touch me, basking in it.

Remain still when her lips kiss the tender spot of my shoulder where it meets my neck, nose nuzzling behind my ear, her breasts rubbing against my back and what the fuck was that all about? What does she think she’s doing, trying to drive me insane?

 

About the Author:


Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog. 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Excerpt Reveal: Up in Smoke: A King Series Novel by T.M. Frazier


Up in Smoke, an all-new gritty standalone romance by T.M. Frazier is coming February 19th, 2018!

Now available for pre-order on

Synopsis:

I’m a man without a conscience.

I deal in murder and mayhem.

I’m the best at what I do.

Frankie Helburn is supposed to be an easy job.

A means to flush her father out of hiding.

Simple.

Except there isn’t anything simple about Frankie or the secrets she’s keeping.

She’s stubborn as hell and the sexiest god damn thing I have ever seen, sending dark, dirty animalistic desire coursing through my veins.

She’s cocaine with legs. A f*cking addiction that makes me question things I’ve never questioned before. Want things I’ve never wanted before.

I might have her, but she isn’t mine to keep.

If her father doesn’t show his face, she will be mine.

To KILL.

** Other books in the King Series DO NOT have to be read to enjoy Smoke's book. Up in Smoke can be read as a standalone. **


Excerpt:

“All these bruises,” Smoke muses. “And not one of them caused by me.” He trails a hand up my arms and down my flat stomach. “Pity, but I still have time to leave my mark on you yet.”

My entire body stiffens. I’m as rigid as a corpse. 

Smoke chuckles and I’m glad I’m facing away because his laugh is pure torture, causing his erection to vibrate against my folds which are aching for more contact. 

“You will be punished, hellion. You can be sure of that.” 

I look over my shoulder and meet his dark eyes which darken even further as his pupils dilate. His lingering gaze rakes me over from my feet to my breasts and back down to the space between my thighs. He licks his full bottom lip. 

My stomach flips. My will to fight him off doesn’t waiver, but my body isn’t getting the message. My core clenches again. I turn back around to face the tile, digging my teeth into my lower lip until I taste my own blood. 

His chest presses against my back, and his hardness pulses between my legs, rubbing against my inner thighs. He squirts some shampoo in his hand, working it into my hair. He tilts my head back and rinses my hair then slides his slick and soapy hand down my body. 

I’m breathing rapidly now. Short quick breaths I can’t control. There’s a deep rumble in his throat. His hand travels lower and lower on my stomach until it’s between my legs. He’s working his thumb over my swollen nub, sending sparks of need, pangs of pleasure, and a wave of self-hatred, surging within my battered body and bruised soul. 

“What…what are you doing?” I ask, seeing flashes of white hot lust behind my closed eyes. 

“More questions…” his voice a hearty amused rasp. His fingers circle my clit while he continues to rock his hard cock between my legs. The pressure building is so strong it borders on painful. 

Tears leak from my eyes. I’m so fucking mad at myself for being turned on. For Smoke being right. I’m so wet. He feels it. There’s no way he can’t feel it. 

He leans in close. I’m stone still except for the tremors gripping my body. He licks the tear off my cheek and groans. He dips the tip of his finger inside of me and I tighten around the intrusion. It’s a foreign sensation. Strange. It feels both wrong and right. Pleasurable and painful. “Your tight little pussy is weeping too. I wonder if its tears taste the same.” 

I look over my shoulder as he withdraws his finger and sucks it into his mouth. He groans. “Fear or desire. They both taste real fuckin’ good to me.” 

He places his hand back between my legs. When I try to squeeze my thighs together to keep him out he parts them with his knee on a grunt and begins circling my clit again. This time harder. Faster. 

I’m staying as still as I can, but when I feel something begin to happen inside my body. The sparks he ignited within me are all crashing together. I can’t hold back. My face scrunches as I try to fight the orgasm fighting its way out, but it’s no use. I can’t fight it. It’s too fucking strong. I’m so fucking close. 

I arch my back without thinking, pressing my ass against him, begging for more. For what I need to push me over the edge. 

Smoke hisses. “Oh, what I could do to this beautiful little pussy.” 

The pleasure builds and builds as he strokes me harder. Faster. I’m about to come all over his fingers when the feeling is lost. 

I spin around. 

Smoke is gone. 

I can’t see through the steam so I shut off the spray and wipe the water from my eyes only to see Smoke toweling off in front of the sink on the other side of the bathroom. 

The only proof I have of what just happened between us was real is his cock. Erect. Thick. Huge. The purplish swollen head bobs against his abs, jutting out over the top of the towel he wraps around his waist. 

“What…what just happened?” I stammer, leaning back against the wall for support. 

Smoke steps forward, and when I go to jerk back, he reaches out and pinches my nipple painfully hard. I yelp and leap back, slipping on the tile, falling on my ass, taking the shower curtain down with me. 

Smoke rips the curtain off my head and glares down at me with a triumphant grin on his evil beautiful face. “What just happened was called punishment and you got off easy. Next time I’ll split that tight pussy in two with my fucking cock.” 

He goes to leave but stops. “You want pain?” he asks. “I’ll give it to you. You want pleasure? Now that’s something you’re gonna have to earn.” 

He leaves, slamming the door behind him. 

I release a shaky exhale. 

I’d hoped the rest of my time with Smoke would be tolerable, but there’s no fucking way that’s going to happen. Not now. Not with my skin crawling with need. I’m losing my mind. About where I am. About what this is all about. About this beautiful horrible evil man. 

I feel like I’ve already been split in two. 

What Smoke is doing to me is far more than punishment. 

It's pure fucking torture. 



About the Author:


T.M.Frazier is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and her young daughter. 

When she’s not writing she loves talking to her readers, country music, reading and traveling. Her debut novel, The Dark Light of Day was published in September of 2013 and when she started writing it she intended for it to be a light beachy romance. 

Well…it has a beach in it!

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