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Friday, October 28, 2016

Release Boost + $50 Amazon gift card giveaway for Amore Part 2 by Bella Jewel




Title: Amore: Part 2
Series: Amore #2
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Mafia Romance 
 Release Date: October 24, 2016



Blurb

Run.
He told me to run. So I ran.
It turns out just because you run from something, doesn’t mean it can’t find you.
He’s coming for me.
He wants what I hold closest.
He wants to lie, manipulate and use me.
He wants me to betray him.
Rafael.
Leader of the Italian Mafia.
Love of my life.
Father of my child.
He’s going to make me do the unthinkable.
There is no way out.
I’m trapped and about to make the biggest mistake of my life.
I’m running full throttle towards an oncoming train, and there isn’t a single thing I can do to stop it.
I’m going to become what I was most afraid of.
A monster.






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Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.



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Release Boost + $20 Amazon gift card giveaway for Fractures by M.R. Field




Title: Fractures
Series: Running on Empty #3
Author: M.R. Field
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: October 25, 2016



Blurb

Trinity

If love were a battleground, then we waged a war upon it.

We’d been best friends for years, and then we were wayward lovers. It was meant to just be an itch to scratch—some harmless fun. But once he had me under his thumb, tied in his binds, he became my undoing.

These days, he consumes my thoughts. I’m powerless under his touch.

He makes me ignore the guilt from my past that consumes me when I don’t deserve to forget. With him, I am raw and exposed, yet he continues to move closer to me.

He’s willing to fight, but my armour has been dented enough.

Theo

Secrets have the power to make or break you—mine have the power to do both.

After being lied to by my own family, I know the power of deception. Now, I’m afraid that withholding the truth will be my ruin.

Especially when all my secrets are attached to her.

She is my muse. My salvation. The reason my past didn’t destroy me.

She makes me feel. She makes me want. She’s the gasoline to my fire.

All’s fair in love and war.

For us, it’s time to strike the match.






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Theo

For the past few months, I’ve been chasing after my dream. A dream that has claws. A dream that holds silent tears. A dream that melts under my fingertips and against my binds.

Trinity. The only woman I can love and hate in one breath. Who caught my attention from the moment I met her.

“Your eyes are green! I’m Trinity. Not Tricia.”

All I can do is smile. Her vibrancy knocks the wind out of me. “Theo.”

“Nice to meet you. If this class sucks, there’s a fire escape over there.” She tilts her head towards the corner of the room. “I heard the canteen has Mars Bars.”

With her, I wasn’t expected to always be my best, unlike what my father expected.

For years, Trinity and I had been caught in a power-play—one moment we were best friends, the next enemies, too immature to act rationally, and too stubborn to relent. Since our teenage years, she was the core of my happiness. Being close to her was enough. As a teenager, I lived in an emotional cage that stemmed from my father’s upbringing, imprisoned by my own insecurity or naïve stupidity. Dating my best friend was a dream I wanted but could never have. I’d already lost so much, and the thought of losing her as well … it was not something I could risk. We’d shared a moment once, but it was more frightening than the destruction that had been going on in my home life at the time. Our friendship was everything.

Now, as adults, twisted by the need to be near each other but too willful to admit it, we are caught in a web of fear and denial. Sure, it might seem easy to date, but neither of us has the courage to broach that subject. If we make it real, it is just as easy to lose it all. Instead, it’s easier to hide behind the smokescreen and under the sheets.

Our connection simmers between us. We cling to and thrive on the seductive torture. For years, we’ve been caught up in an evocative dance, our friendship being the common thread that holds us together. Our emotions are too volatile. A side look, a slight touch of the hand—all minor gestures that have led up to the moment we are now in. A complete clusterfuck.



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M R Field is an author from Rural Victoria and has completed a Bachelor's degree with Honours from Latrobe University, Melbourne. After growing up with the river at her front door, she returned back to her hometown after many years of living in the city. She now lives a tranquil lifestyle with her husband, two young children and effervescent dog, Zephyr.

M R Field has always held a love for writing, filling journals as a child which progressed to more eloquent pieces as an adult. After ten years of creative instruction, she decided to turn these ideas into manuscripts. She adores creating new story lines and is a big fan of a happily ever after, but believes strongly in making her characters work for it.

She has recently decided to join the independent publishing world with her debut novel, Fragments, which released late 2014, alongside its subsequent novel, Splinters that released in 2015. Fractures, her latest novel is due for release on October, 25th 2016.



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Release Boost + $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway for A Sacred Vow by Willa Thorne




Title: A Sacred Vow
Author: Willa Thorne
Genre: Paranormal/Romance/Vampire
Release Date: October 24, 2016



Blurb

I swore a solemn oath that saw to the end of the Cormacs, a family of hunters that persistently sought to rid my coven’s existence.

For years we have lived in the shadows, free from hunters and the weapons of wood that could destroy us.

But the familiar scent of Cormac blood is awakening my senses. We were certain that we had ended the bloodline. Now, the vow I swore plagues my mind. The guilt I harbour buries deep. The desire and lust burns.

My pledge to my family is now a promise to protect the woman I love.

Aurelia Galligan is a descendant of the Cormac bloodline. I should drain her. I have to destroy her. But she may just end me.

**This is a forbidden romance between the hunter and the hunted. It features smoldering vampires and no cliffhangers. The content is not suitable for readers under the age of 18**




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Nolan: Did you handle the situation?

Julian: I’m on it. Soon.

Nolan: Remember what happened to your sister. They breed like rats. Let me take care of it.

Julian: No. I will take care of it. In the meantime, she’s mine to deal with.

Nolan: You’re playing with fire.


The text exchange haunted me as I tried to distract myself with this gorgeous woman.

Julian: Soon.

“I like this,” Lia’s voice was soft against my shoulder as we swayed to the music. The smoky ambience provided the perfect atmosphere, and at this late hour, I was ravenous. I tried to channel that hunger into a different direction as I asked about her hobbies and talents. All my questions were asked with a purpose- to determine whether she was a true threat or just a starry-eyed human who fell victim to my charms.

“I’m enjoying this as well,” I whispered against her neck, dipping her back so I could enjoy the sight of the ticking pulse in her neck. I breathed along her skin, and relished in the prickles of heat that flooded her neck and chest.

She let out a deep breath and curled her slender fingers in my hair- an action that surprised me.

As we discussed her college years and her hobbies, she told me she played T-ball and took dance classes as a child, and ultimately wanted to become a clinical counselor. I was relieved to conclude that she wasn’t a true Cormac threat, despite her bloodline. Her brother, on the other hand, I wasn’t sure about. The intense magnetic pull I felt toward her became stronger as the hours passed. The connection to her was both transfixing, yet haunting. Because I knew what I was going to have to do. Eventually.

The vow would see it through.




Author Bio

Willa Thorne channels her overactive imagination into all of her writing. She enjoys any genre in romance, especially contemporary and paranormal. She grew up in New Jersey and spent a six years living in southern California. She currently lives in Connecticut with her husband and their rescued dog, Lola. Willa is also a caffeine addict and a sucker for chocolate.



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Release Blitz for Trapped by Amanda Lance

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Title: Trapped
Author: Amanda Lance
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 28
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Synopsis
On the way to investigate a fugitive sighting, 21-year-old news intern Aubrey Kent is injured when an unexpected storm destroys the newscopter—along with the rest of the crew. Now, stranded in the Canadian wilderness and on the brink of death, Aubrey is rescued by a handsome stranger whose cold disposition is as frightening as the remote cabin in which he lives.

With no way to reach civilization before spring, Aubrey becomes Jack Gordon’s unwanted roommate. Her hope for rescue is much more desperate when she sees his hostile attitude and violent behavior. Aubrey and Jack wait out the winter, they grow closer—their delicate friendship blooming into feelings neither of them could have anticipated. But the weather and the wolves aren’t the only dangers in the mountains. As Aubrey uncovers the reason for Jack’s self-imposed isolation, she realizes she’s closer to the story than she imagined—a story that might cost her life.

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A native of New Jersey and lifelong nerd, Amanda Lance completed her Master in Liberal Arts at Thomas Edison State College after her BA in English Literature and AFA in creative writing.
She currently resides in Easton Pennsylvania with her boyfriend and their spoiled dogs. She is a cliché booknerd who is terrible at math, clinically obsessive, and prone to addictive behavior. She may or may not be a recluse.


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Book Blitz for All About Hope by Ashley Erin




Title: All About Hope
Series: All or Nothing #2
Author: Ashley Erin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 13, 2016



Blurb

Friends with benefits.

Toe curling, ecstasy inducing, and completely secret.

Alex and Lia succumb to their scorching attraction, striking a deal of no-strings sex. Neither of them want a commitment, both of them are unable to stop the sparks from flying when they’re together.

Feelings develop, old fears surface and sex is no longer enough.

Will a glimmering sense of hope allow them to let go of the past, or will their secret blow up, leaving them shattered?







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Ashley Erin lives in Alberta, Canada where winter and summer compete to take over. She wears flip flops as soon as it’s above freezing, because her hatred of socks outweighs her dislike of snow. Her boyfriend stays with her despite a penchant for adopting rescued cats and dogs without permission. Their two dogs and four cats are spoiled rotten. When Ashley isn’t writing, she is reading or working with horses.

Ashley is a self-published author of contemporary and new adult romance. Follow her on Facebook to keep up with her current and upcoming releases.



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Book Review for Only You by Luxx Monroe

 Only You 
by Luxx Monroe

*~*~*~* ONLY YOU IS LIVE *~*~*~*

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Lena Mayes is done with love. After finding her husband, the love of her life and the man she thought she would spend the rest of eternity with, in bed with his much younger secretary, she shuts down the thought of ever loving again.
Dax Tice is finally free from the demanding world of college. He's ready to find his new life path when he meets his aunt's best friend, who's in need of a little help. Dax happily signs up for the job, but isn't prepared when he finally meets Lena one fateful morning.
What is age when it comes to love? Would you be able to forget a number for a night of pure passion, even if you know it's not the right? Lena is about to find out, except she has no idea that what she's about to embark on is not just a forbidden journey of lust, but a journey of new discoveries that may just lead her to her happily ever after.

**This is a sweet and sexy story that will give us all hope that there's that special someone out there for everyone. If you're looking for a spicy but sugar coated HEA novella, then your search has ended. Enjoy!**

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                                      My Review:

     When I finished Only you my first thought was... Dayummm!!! Luxx Monroe, this is one hot short read. You gave me two extremely sexy, sweet and loving characters that are memorable and easy to fall in love with. I hope everyone is prepared for it's release which should be days away. It's a second chance romance but I would also say naughty forbidden romance as well. LOVED IT!!!

     Lena Mayes has been out of the dating scene since her divorce, she caught her husband cheating and that was over a year ago. Lena held onto the one thing that he loved ( their house) but is difficult for her to maintain, so with the help of her best friend they come up with a solution that will change Lena's life, unbeknownst to her best friend.

     Dax Tice has put college life behind him and has returned home to help his aunt and her husband with their business. His aunt has also volunteered him to help her best friend out with lawn and house maintenance. Dax was never prepared to bump into Lena on his first day on the job. The sight of her beautiful body and face is a sight he can't seem to get off his mind.

     Only You is a sweet read filled with a forbidden passion with knowing that age difference and the possibility of losing your best friend, is it worth the risk to fall in love with someone that's impossible to resist?  For a short story it makes a lasting impression. 5 Stars



Book Review for Chameleon Soul (Chequered Flag #1) by Mia Hoddell

Chameleon Soul ( Chequered Flag series)

by Mia Hoddell

I have it all: my dream career as a Formula 1 driver, more money than I can spend, crowds who cheer my name "Teo Coates," and an endless supply of beautiful women to warm my bed as I travel the world.

I should be happy. I should love my life.

But none of it means anything without her.

One year ago, the love of my life broke off our two-year relationship via a phone call. No explanation, no apology, and no sign it was coming. She shattered me...ripped out my heart. And the worst part is that I couldn't stay to fight for her without losing my career.

However, now the racing season's over, I'm back, and I intend to reclaim my girl's heart.

There's just one problem.

The girl I left behind no longer exists. Plagued by fear, something has broken Raine Wilkins to the point where she's struggling to cope with each day. It's going to take all of my skill to gather the explanation I was denied a year ago and persuade her to reveal her secrets. But if there's one thing I can guarantee, it's I never lose. I returned to the UK with one goal: win back the girl I love, and nothing and no one will get in my way.

Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content. Each book in the Chequered Flag series can be read as a standalone and is complete with a HEA. Chequered Flag books are sport romances with elements of suspense, and are written with British spelling and grammar.
 

                                My Review:

     Chameleon Soul is my first read by Mia Hoddell, I may have had a hard time connecting with and picturing the characters at first, but that did not stop me from reading. I was grabbed from the mystery of the story line in the beginning, I needed the answers to the secrets and lies that were keeping these two characters apart.

     Raine Wilkins, is struggling to keep herself together, the memories of what she went through a year ago weighed heavy on her heart. Raine believed at the time that the scar she received, that was suppose to be a message for the man she loved was best kept as a secret. She would rather walk away and allow the man she loved to keep living his dreams and reach his goal to be a first place Formula 1 driver. Will having her ex boyfriend's brother as a best friend and her nightmares and panic attacks happening anywhere, will she be able to keep her secrets much longer once he returns home from the UK?

     Teo Coates had it all, a beautiful girlfriend that he loved and he is very well known as a race car driver. His girlfriend breaks his heart without any reason why and on the night that he has to travel to a race, he decides to get on the plane and not look back. A year later after sleeping with more women that he can count and trying to erase the memory of the woman that he loved, he returns home. Teo never expected to find his ex falling apart right in front of him, she was not the woman that he knew. He wanted answers and he was not going to give up, but will he be able to find out what happened to Raine and stand by her once he discovers the truth?

     Chameleon Soul had some suspenseful moments that kept me swiping the page, the fear and breakdowns that Raine suffers are emotional and felt. The passion is intense with Raine and Teo, which had me wanting them to fight for each other. Further into my read, I started to feel the connection with the characters, Mia Hoddell still left some mystery with one of them that left me wanting to grab book 2 in the series ( which I will). I am happy that they could be read as a standalones. 4 star read and the only reason was because it took me a while to connect with Teo and Raine, very good story line though.