Saturday, May 30, 2015

Review: At the Spy's Pleasure (In The Crown's Secret Service #2) by Tina Gabrielle

At the Spy's Pleasure
Synopsis
Every gentleman has his secrets...

London 1821


After years of marriage to a selfish man who preferred gambling to his young bride, Jane, the widowed countess of Stanwell, now seeks what she was long denied—a satisfying lover. Naturally, a lady needs a list of eligible candidates, which doesn’t include the dangerously handsome (if far too arrogant) Gareth Ramsey…until he steals a sinful kiss from Jane’s all-too-willing lips.

Reputed as an arrogant barrister, Gareth’s real occupation is as a spy in the service of His Majesty, and his suspect is on Jane’s list of possible lovers. With her life in danger, there’s no safer place for Jane than with him—and in his bed. But Jane is as distracting as she is infuriating, and keeping her by his side while he pursues his mission might just endanger them both…
 

5-Stars Review
This is am exceptional read. Starting was captivating and ending was perfect. Although in the middle it seemed to drag for a while but overall it is good. Plot and characters are well written. I'd definitely recommend this book to all historical romance lovers.


Gareth Ramsey is a spy. He is supposed to be on a secret mission but Lady Jane Stanwell keeps distracting him. She is a widow in search of a lover, she seeks adventure and pleasure. Gareth is more than willing to fulfill Lady's desires but his duty is standing in the way. There is instant attraction between the two. But they are reluctant to trust each other. This book has it all, romance, intrigue, adventure and a little mystery. I really liked reading it.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Cover Reveal + Excerpt:All the Skies I will not See: A Novella (A Touch of Cinnamon, Book 1.5) by Petra March


Synopsis:

It takes 7 seconds to crash.

It takes 3 seconds to fall in love.

It takes an infinite moment to let go.

David Medwin's life is fading away, and all he can think about is what it means to be alive.

An intense story about life, death and, most of all, love.

(Ages 17+)

-Release Date: June 9 2015

Pages: 33 (estimated)
Editions: Kindle, eBook

Publisher: Petra F. Bagnardi
Cover Artists: PFB and F. Chericoni
Prologue
Now.
My name is David Medwin. I'm twenty-one years old. Something bad happened to me.
These are the last, precious moments of my existence. So, while my body is still shrouded in merciful numbness, I let my mind and my soul awaken and wander.
I hold on to my memories and my regrets.
I drink in the world for the last time.
The sky is a dense, dark-blue blanket studded with bright stars. The air is heavy with the sweet scent of flowers and pine trees. The cheerful voices of the night creatures perform a pastoral symphony just for my soul.
No, that's not right. I'm not alone.
My friend Eagan is resting beside me. His eyelids flutter restlessly, speaking of an uneasy slumber. As I contemplate my best friend, terrible, unexpected anguish surges within my chest. It's a cold, frightening, strong sensation that forces my mind to focus on my body. My limbs feel strangely weightless, as if I were floating, and my skin were made of dust. But I'm flesh and bones, and my mind knows that the soft numbness is a temporary relief and the sudden sadness brimming inside of me mean something. Something painful.
I'm not alone. Eagan is with me, which means that something bad happened to him as well. I hope he's not hurt. I want him to live. I don't want to leave him.
I glance at Eagan once more. My friend's eyes blink open and, for an infinite moment, his blue gaze lingers upon my features not with familiar kindness, but with fear; then Eagan's lips part in a wordless cry.


About the Author:
Petra March studied Screenwriting and History of American Cinema at UCLA and NYU. Presently, Petra keeps traveling and dreaming through her novels. Her characters are deeply in love with Europe and the USA, just like Petra is.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Review: The Hookup Hoax by Heather Thurmeier

The Hookup Hoax
Synopsis
Sawyer Sterling needs a girlfriend. With the family cabin up for grabs, he's desperate to prove that he could be the guy to “pass it on.” Of course, Sawyer also has a tendency to treat relationships like a contagious stomach flu that should be avoided at all costs. Now he needs a girlfriend-for-hire. Someone he can trust. Someone he could never, ever fall for...

Someone like his best friend's sister.

Sawyer's offer is exactly what Olivia Morgan needs. After traveling around the world for the last five years, the promise of a job and free accommodations is heaven. And sure, maybe Sawyer's a super-hot, charming guy with dimples made for kissing, but he’s not willing to be the guy—or relationship—she needs.

All it takes is one hot hook-up before this little hoax gets blown all to hell...

5-Stars Review
An old tale with a new spin, it is light and entertaining read. I must read for romance lovers and those who like stories about fake-turned-real relationships. I enjoyed reading this light hearted romance.

Sawyer is owner of a successful business but having difficulty keeping his company at the top. And now he learnt that his grandparents plan to leave their cabin to a family member who will pass it on to next generations. He knows that it can't be him since he has never had a real relationship and never plans to marry. Now that must change or he will lose the cabin, which he has always wanted. 

Olivia is his best friend's sister. She is back in USA and who can be better than her to play his fake-girlfriend. But things doesn't go the way two of them planned. They fell for each other. Will they be able to overcome their fears and give each other a chance?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cover Reveal + Excerpt + Giveaway: Uncovered by Truth (Lies and Truth Duet #2) by Rachael Duncan



Title: Uncovered by Truth
Series: Lies and Truth Duet #2
Author: Rachael Duncan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 17, 2015

My life has been full of uncertainties. Little did I know the biggest one would come in the form of a green-eyed beauty. She came into my life and flipped everything on its end and now things are more messed up than ever before.

Being former Special Forces, I’m no stranger to fighting, but this is different. This is personal. The stakes feel much higher and the struggle to save her will be my most challenging mission yet.

But I have a secret. A secret that threatens to tear apart everything we’ve built. I just hope she can overlook them when all is revealed.

You know me as Alex Matthews.

My mistake was getting involved with her, knowing what was on the line.

Their mistake was taking me away from her.


“What is she doing?” I mumble, squinting my eyes as I bring my face closer to the screen. She’s sitting in the middle of the bed as she holds the item from the kitchen out with one hand, glass of water in the other. That’s when I figure out what it is. 

A bottle of pills.

Concern immediately prickles up my spine as she stares at the bottle for several minutes. “What are you doing, sweetheart?” I whisper. As if she heard me, she sets the glass down between her legs as she pops the top off the bottle. She dumps a handful of them into her palm and stares at them again. “No.” There’s no fucking way she’s about to give up like this. I won’t let her. She takes the dozen or so pills in her hand and tosses them back into her mouth.





Rachael Duncan is an Army wife to her amazing husband, Steven, and mother to their beautiful daughters, Natalie and Zoe. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and went off to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in political science. With initial plans to work in politics, she moved to Washington, D.C. and worked on Capitol Hill for a House Representative. She's currently a stay-at-home mom to her two kids and writes whenever she has some quiet time. She's the author of Tackled by Love and Hidden in Lies.







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Length: 1500+ pages



Forever Ours ~ Cassia Leo ~ After 8 years of foster homes, Claire yearns for permanence. Tattooed rocker Chris gives her a home and steals her heart. But will he give up stardom for her?

Resisting ~ Chelle Bliss ~ Ever have a man walk into your life and alter your entire universe? My answer would’ve been no before he tempted me into his bed.

Randomly Ever After ~ Julia Kent ~ An old rivalry threatens Sam's long-planned proposal to Amy when case of mistaken identity makes fists fly. Can a moonlit serenade on a rooftop make up for old mistakes as their future hangs in the balance?

Stella & Dane ~ Deanna Roy ~ When Dane roars into Stella's small town on his Harley, their dangerous romance upsets the locals, leading to an altercation that changes everything.

Every Breath You Take ~ Blair Babylon ~ What happens when a Rock Star in Disguise meets a Billionaire in hiding?

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Review: The Likelihood of Lucy (Regency Reformers #2) by Jenny Holiday

The Likelihood of Lucy (Regency Reformers, #2)
Synopsis
She would never bow to any man...

London, 1815

Trevor Bailey is on the cusp of opening the greatest hotel in London. His days as a gutter snipe are behind him, as he enjoys a life of wealth, society, and clandestine assignments as a spy in the service of the Crown. Until one tumultuous night churns up the past he'd long left behind...

Turned out by her employer for her radical beliefs, Lucy Greenleaf reaches out to the man who was once her most beloved friend. She never expected that the once-mischievous Trevor would be so handsome and gentleman-like and neither can deny the instant attraction.

But Lucy's reformer ways pose a threat to the hotel's future and his duties as a spy. Now Trevor must choose between his new life and the woman he's always loved...


5-Stars Review

I absolutely loved this historical romance. The chemistry between lead characters is off the chart. It also gets six out five stars for giving off-the-charts background story to our hero and heroine. It's tragic, inspirational, motivating and well-written all at the same time. In my opinion it is a must read book.

Lucy is a reformers so you can imagine how hard it is for her to keep a job as a governess. Aristocrats don't want their daughters to learn about stupid notions like "women right". After dealing with one such difficult situation she seeks Trevor. Who knows her well and will help her in her hour of need.

Trevor never thought he will see Lucy again, and now that she is back in his life, he is having trouble to decide what to do about it. One thing is for sure, he feels responsible for her and will indeed help her no matter what...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Release Blitz: Sunk by Renea Porter



The darkness claws at Raine Sims, bringing her farther in.

There was no escaping it and no one to bring her out of it. The burden of loss weighs heavily on her, reminding her every day that there are no guarantees in life. Every day is a struggle every day she puts on a fa├žade just to get through. She’s already lost her husband to divorce and now her child in death… It’s all too much to grasp.
But a chance encounter with Sly Wilkes is all it takes to come completely undone.

Sly Wilkes is always in control, in every situation, including in the bedroom. He’s mysterious, and Raine has definitely piqued his interest. However getting to know her isn’t all that easy. Raine’s guarded and believes she deserves to feel the pain and the darkness that surrounds her.

Will Sly be able to help Raine see she deserves more?
Or Will the pain forever remain?







Renea has always had her nose inside of a book ever since she could remember. She has wrote ever since she was young enough to write, never showing anyone what she was writing. Initially she started writing Coming Back to You without intending to publish, but her hubby of 15 years encouraged her to publish it. And she did. She couldn't imagine never writing. Its in her blood.

Her mind is always wondering, plotting and full of ideas. Even her hubs questions her sanity sometimes, because she well her characters are real. They feel real.



Coming Back To you
Bare Hearts
Driving Layne (Unspoken Truth Book 1)
Switching Lanes (Unspoken Truth Book 2)
Outbound Lane (Unspoken Truth Novella)
Undefinable
Mirror Mirror

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Cover reveal: Wild Instincts (An Emma Sharp Novel) By Sarah Alexander


Blurb

Detective Emma Sharp just transferred to Carrington County Sheriff's Office and is assigned her first "real" case. Nothing about the body that was found behind Den, a local bar, feels right. When her partner tries his best to handle it himself she goes behind his back to investigate.
    There's only one person in her way, Kale Blackwood, owner of Den. He's rude, arrogant, frustrating, and absolutely drool worthy. After their first run in she cant seem to get away from him, he's always there . When secrets are revealed Emma feels herself changing. She feels a connection to Kale that she can't explain. With a killer still on the loose and dealing with Kale's possessiveness, she's not sure she can handle what comes next.

Author page:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Sarah-Alexander/422307104610738?ref=hl
Goodreads page:https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13795453.Sarah_Alexander

Blog Tour + Giveaway: Reliant Service by Regina Morris

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Title: Reliant Service by Regina Morris
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 83,000 words
Release Date: May 12, 2015
Series: The COLONY
Book No.: Book #5 (Books are stand-alone, can be read in any order, and are complete stories)
Series Description: "A covert team of sexy vampires protects the President of the United States."
Book Description:
"After faking his death from an assassination attempt on the President, and retiring his first and only alias with the Colony, Daniel Brighton discovers the mandatory sabbatical to be less than exciting. He chooses to do a favor and act as a security guard for a fading pop-singer, Lori Austin, whose career is winding down. He travels across Europe with her and discovers her past to be one of deception and intrigue with a history leading directly back to the COLONY itself.Lori Austin is struggling to keep her career alive, and is willing to do what is necessary to save it. From bad press and scandalous stories, she travels across Europe on a relief tour to revitalize her career but doesn’t realize she is traveling with a vampire. Discovering a hidden family secret, she realizes that the one man who can save her is the handsome security guard she fought so hard not to hire.
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About the other books in the series:

Vampires exist among us. They can be our neighbor, best friend, our child’s teacher …

They alter their aged appearance based upon the amount of blood they consume. They move to a new area, drink a lot of blood, and appear young. Slowly they limit their intake of blood and age, right in front of our unsuspecting eyes. After decades, they fake their death, move, and do it over and over again.

Most live quiet lives in an effort to blend in.

Some however want power and control.

The Colony is an elite group of vampires sworn to protect the President of the United States from these rogue vampires.

The first book, Eternal Service, is currently free

EternalServiceCoverColony Series Novel #1: Eternal Service
ISBN: 978-0-9888222-0-7 (ebook), 978-0-9888222-1-4 (paperback)
Award/Rank: Amazon Top 100 Bestseller list in the categories of Paranormal, Vampire and Romance Series
Number of words: 110K
Released Date: Feb 2013
Editor:Erin Brown, MBS-E Editing & Review Service
Summary: Heartbroken widower, and vampire coven master of the covert vampire group that protects the President, Raymond learns that the human director for his team is retiring. The replacement is a human female operative who has no idea that vampires exist. Due to a threat against the President, Raymond is forced to quickly indoctrinate her into vampire culture. He struggles with reborn romantic feeling even though he has sworn never again to pursue a human woman. The female operative, Alex, accepts the Director position, all while battling her past baggage of not trusting men, let alone large immortal ones. Passion emerges within her, but to remain the Director of the team, and keep the dream career position she has fought for many years to attain, she must remain human with no romantic ties to the team.
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UnitedService2Colony Series Novel #2: United Service
ISBN: 978-0-9888222-6-9 (ebook), 978-0-9888222-7-6 (paperback)
Award/Rank: Amazon Top 100 Bestseller list in the categories of Paranormal, Vampire, and Romantic Comedy
Number of words: 100K
Released Date: Sept 2013
Editor:Erin Brown
Summary: Sterling Metcalf is a modern-day vampire who clashes with his father’s antiquated ideals. Being the half-breed of the Colony group, Sterling hates being the team’s weakest link. He jumps at an opportunity to do some fieldwork rescuing kidnapped vampire children and is accompanied by Kate Spencer, the nanny of one of the children. Kate is a purebred vampire with a secret of her own. Can Sterling put aside his bad-boy ways and woo the lovely Kate? Will Kate accept the advances of a half-breed? Together, can they save the children from a religious cult who wants to kill them?
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EnduringService_Cover_02182014.jpgColony Series Novel #3: Enduring Service
ISBN: 978-0-9914034-0-0 (ebook), 978-0-9914034-1-7 (paperback)
Completed manuscript.
Number of words: 75K
Released Date: March 2014 (ARCs available Feb 2014)
Editor: Selena Williams, Literally Addicted to Detail (Chelle Olson)
Summary: Colony Agent Sulie Metcalf, the President’s private physician, has been in love with the same human man for nearly thirty years. She refuses to allow herself the joy of true love because her feelings are unrequited by her human boss, Jonathan Dixon. As Dixon’s retirement looms near, and his memories of Sulie and the last thirty years of his life are about to be erased, does she confront her fear of intimacy and take a leap of faith before it’s too late? Dixon has decided to retire and enjoy what time he has left. When his best friend Sulie, a vampire team member, is kidnapped during a medical emergency, Dixon realizes that retirement means giving up everything, and everyone, he’s known for the last three decades. Will he risk his life, and his heart, to save her?
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WilliamCover2Novella #1: The Colony: William’s Tale
ISBN: 978-0-9914034-4-8 (ebook)
Completed manuscript.
Number of words: 36K
Completed manuscript.
Released Date: June 2014 (ARCs available May 2014)
Editor: Selena Williams, Literally Addicted to Detail (Chelle Olson)
Summary: While guarding the President at a school event, a vampire COLONY agent, William, meets the woman of his dreams – a human woman who is a teacher at the school. First impressions being what they are, he finds her sexy and opinionated – unfortunately, her dance card appears to be full and he’s unsure how to woo her when he can’t even take her out to dinner, without her being the meal. Jackie discovers a hidden agenda in the President’s school visit and believes William to be a mockery of the American dream of equality for all. Can a past Freedom Rider and racial activist from the 1960s, now turned vampire, prove to the love of his life that he’s not a political puppet? Ebook Only.
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About The Author

I have lived in many different parts of the world, and grew up on military bases. My father was career military and CIA; his father worked with the Secret Service. I graduated high school in Germany and I attended the University of Texas at Austin where I received a degree in Computer Science with a minor in math. My specialty is social media and I love connecting with people.

I own the complete rights to my novels – copyright as well as all distribution rights. I published my novels under my own publishing company Silkhaven Publishing, LLC.

I live in Austin, Texas with my husband, two children, and two puppies. I enjoy meeting with my monthly critique writing groups and meeting other writers in the Austin area through the WLT and Austin RWA events.

Besides writing, I have past work experience as a software engineer (current job), public speaker, sales representative (#1 National Sales Rep for an online company years ago), and I am an amateur portrait and sports photographer.

My novel, “Reliant Service,” came in first place in the Houston Writers Guild’s Fall 2014 paranormal story contest. I am also an RWA Pro member and I judge many online writing contests.

The White House, the President, and Washington D.C. are merely backdrops to support my romance stories. They offer some suspense, but my books are romances and not political thrillers.
Author Links:
Website: http://www.reginamorris.com
Newsletter: http://newsletter.reginamorris.com
Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.reginamorris.com
Goodreads Author Page: http://goodreads.reginamorris.com
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