Monday, June 19, 2017

SPOTLIGHT - A Knight Without His Lovers by Jamel Gross

A Knight Without His Lovers
by Jamel Gross
Date of Publication:  January 2017
Publisher: BookVenture Publishing LLC
Genre: Poetry
In this classic love story told in poetry, author Jamel Gross takes readers to the Dark Ages with his verses.

From a man who enjoys life, a good book, and everything positive in this world, comes a compelling anthology of poems that speak of the classic tale of love. In “A Knight Without His Lovers”, author Jamel Gross compels readers to open their hearts and feel the expressions of love – and love lost – through the verses of his poems.

In this compilation of poetries, readers will experience falling in love all over again. The author hopes to evoke that feeling by talking about the Dark Ages, in that time to love and not to love and to love again. And that classic love story is overflowing in this poetry collection.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Ancient Heat (The Followers, #1) by Kira Shayde

Ancient Heat
The Followers, #1
by Kira Shayde
Date of Publication: June 10th 2017
Publisher: Kira Shayde
Cover Artist: Kira Shayde
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tagline: When evil follows, the brave can no longer run and hide.
Her mind is in another woman’s body…and the other woman is a werelion.

Nicole Abramson gains more than razor-sharp claws and a taste for raw meat. With a latent telekinetic talent, she’s a weapon to be used in a millennia-long war, but will she serve or resist? Fighting for her life, Nicole rails against the thief who stole her ordinary and safe life, even as she seeks comfort from the woman’s intended mate, the gorgeous Sander Evans.

Although drawn to her outspokenness, Sander keeps Nicole at bay while he defends his clan. Werelions and humans don’t mix, yet he can’t deny the passion igniting between them, particularly with her body in heat. But as the danger around them amplifies, they’ll need more than courage and strength to fight for their newfound attraction—and their lives.

READ more ANCIENT HEAT (The Followers, #1) . . . Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Audiobook Tour w/GUEST POST - Heartborn (Heartborn, #1) by Terry Maggert narrated by Julia Whelan

Heartborn, #1
by Terry Maggert
Narrator: Julia Whelan
Length: 6 hours 20 minutes
Release date: October 3rd 2016
Publisher: Terry Maggert2016
Genre: Fantasy

Her guardian angel was pushed.

Keiron was never meant to be anything other than a hero. Born high above in a place of war and deception, he is Heartborn, a being of purity and goodness in a place where violence and deceit are just around every corner.

His disappearance will spark a war he cannot see, for Keiron has pierced the light of days to save a girl he has never met, for reasons he cannot understand. Livvy Foster is seventeen, brave, and broken. With half a heart, she bears the scars of a lifetime of pain and little hope of survival.
Until Keiron arrives.

In the middle of a brewing war and Livvy’s failing heart, Keiron will risk everything for Livvy, because a Heartborn’s life can only end in one way: Sacrifice.

Fall with Livvy and Keiron as they seek the truth about her heart, and his power, and what it means to love someone who will give their very life to save you.

READ more HEARTBORN (Heartborn, #1) . . . Review, Excerpt & more . . .

Virtual Tour - Her Wounded Dragon (The MacLomain Series: Viking Ancestors’ Kin, #4.5) Milly Taiden’s PDA Kindle World by Sky Purington

Her Wounded Dragon
The MacLomain Series:
Viking Ancestors’ Kin, # 4.5
Milly Taiden’s PDA Kindle World
by Sky Purington
Date of Publication:  June 1st 2017
Cover Artist:  Tara West
Genre:  Fantasy/Paranormal/Shifter Romance
Curiosity is a dangerous thing and temptation a death wish. Especially for someone like Vivienne with her complicated past and closely guarded secrets. Yet when she has a chance to get near the enemy because of a sexy dragon shifter haunting her dreams, she doesn’t think twice. Even if it means seeking out a paranormal dating agency and tagging along incognito to scope him out as her best friend goes on a date with him.

Kage knows within minutes of meeting Vivienne that she isn’t who she pretends to be. As the right hand man of the enemy, it’s his job to figure out if she’s a threat. More so, if she’s a risk to his hidden agenda and well laid plans. Soon enough, he realizes the only danger she poses is to his hardened heart. After all, there’s no defense against the scorching desire dragons feel when they find their long lost mate.

READ more HER WOUNDED DRAGON (The MacLomain series: Viking Ancestors' Kin, #4.5) Milly Taiden's PDA Kindle World . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Virtual Tour w/INTERVIEW - It Had To Be You (Crystal Valley, #2) by Melissa Kate

It Had To Be You
Crystal Valley, #2
by Melissa Kate
Date of Publication: April 25th 2017
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing
Cover Artist: Amy from Q Design
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Emma Wyatt has had enough of her ex best friend and his lady killer ways. Gone was the sweet boy of her youth and in rides the womaniser. But this time he has ready gone and done it!

Oliver didn’t expect to be coupled with Emma. She was in an awkward situation and he couldn’t help the words that came out. She should be grateful, he saved her.

Now the whole town knows. And Emma is pissed! She’s going to kill him.

But a heated argument leads to a fiery moment of passion and suddenly the two are fighting an unlikely attraction that neither saw coming. But Oliver has a secret that could tear them apart….

READ more IT HAD TO BE YOU (Crystal Valley, #2) . . . Review, Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway . . . 

NetGalley REVIEW - Virtual Tour w/Interview - The Right Ranger (The Men of At Ease Ranch, #3) by Donna Michaels

The Right Ranger
The Men of At Ease Ranch, #3
by Donna Michaels
Releasing June 12th 2017
Entangled Lovestruck
Haley Wagner’s life just got a lot more complicated. As if turning her struggling ranch around isn’t tough enough, she’s forced to call him for help. With his hard eyes and even harder body, Cord is an irritatingly sexy contradiction of hot and cold. How can she possibly hide her embarrassing secret when just looking at Cord is a combustible event?

Former Army Ranger Cord Brannigan has a secret, too. He promised his fallen teammate he’d protect the tempting, fiercely independent Haley from a distance, but now they’re stuck together for three weeks. Alone. Keeping his hands off will take every ounce of control he can muster. And that control is slipping….

READ more THE RIGHT RANGER (The Men of At Ease Ranch, #3) . . . Reivew, Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway . . . 

Virtual Tour - Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers series by Addison Cole

Read, Write, Love at Seaside
Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers, #1
Dreaming at Seaside
Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers, #2
by Addison Cole
Releasing June 14th 2017
World Literary Press

Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers features a group of fun, flirty, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They’re sassy, flawed, and so easy to relate to, you’ll be begging to enter their circle of friends! Start reading FREE with Read, Write, Love at Seaside

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Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She's quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella's prank takes a bad turn and a handsome police officer appears on the scene.

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SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Mistress Of The Air by S. Nano

Mistress Of The Air
by S. Nano
Date of Publication: April 21st 2017
Publisher: eXcessica
Cover Artist: Kevin Blisse
Genre: Comic, Steampunk, Erotica
Mistress Of The Air is a Comic, Steampunk, Erotic Adventure.

Lady Sally Rudston-Chichester owns a brass mine in Zanzibar, a Lapsang Souchong tea plantation in China, a rubber farm in Malaysia, trunk loads of corsetry, and the country’s largest collection of antique whips.

Larger than life, and itching to find new and inventive ways to punish her submissive gentlemen, the Edwardian dominatrix has a vision. Embracing the spirit of the age of aviation, she embarks on a series of adventures on her airship, ‘The Corseted Domme’, with her transvestite maid, Victoria, her airship pilot, Captain Wyndham, and her automaton sex-doll, Borghild.

A select group of submissive gentlemen, consisting of a duke, bishop, lawyer and banker, is invited to join Lady Sally so she can try out her dastardly, electric and steam-powered devices on them. She spanks, whips, and punishes her way across the Empires of Europe, dropping off to visit her aristocratic relatives and friends for afternoon tea.

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RELEASE BLAST - I Knew You Were Trouble (Oxford, #4) by Lauren Layne

I Knew You Were Trouble
Oxford, #4
by Lauren Layne
Releasing June 13th 2017
New York City’s hottest bachelors are stirring up trouble in this fun, flirty Oxford Novel, as a love triangle forces a feisty beauty to choose between winning back Mr. Right or giving in to Mr. Wrong.

Taylor Carr has it all—a sleek job in advertising, a stunning Manhattan apartment, and the perfect man to share it with: Bradley Calloway. Even after Bradley dumps her for a co-worker on move-in day, Taylor isn’t worried. She’ll get her man eventually. In the meantime, she needs a new roommate. Enter Nick Ballantine, career bartender, freelance writer—and longtime pain in Taylor’s ass. Sexy in a permanent five-o’clock-shadow kind of way, Nick knows how to push Taylor’s buttons, as if he could see right through to the real her.

Nick’s always trying to fix people, and nobody could use a good fixing more than Taylor. Sure, she’s gorgeous, with mesmerizing silver eyes, but it’s her vulnerability that kills him. Now that they’re shacking up together, the chemistry is out of control. Soon they’re putting every part of their two-bedroom apartment to good use. Then Taylor’s ex comes crawling back to her, and Nick figures she’ll jump at the chance to go back to her old life—unless he fights for the best thing that ever happened to him. 

READ more I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE (Oxford, #4) . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

NetGalley REVIEW - Virtual Tour - How to Bewilder a Lord (How To Series, #3) by Ally Broadfield

How to Bewilder a Lord
How To Series, #3
by Ally Broadfield
Releasing June 5th 2017
Entangled Scandalous
Gavin Corey, the Earl of Thornbrook, has shed his rakish ways in the hope of winning Lady Louisa’s heart, but neither she nor her parents consider him a suitable match. He convinces her to join forces with him to locate a missing family treasure by proposing a wager: if he finds the jewels, Lady Louisa must allow him to court her, but if she prevails, he must reveal the secret he’s keeping from her.

Lady Louisa Adair might be the most sought after lady on the marriage mart, but she values her independence above all else and has no interest in giving up her inheritance to marry. As she spends more time with the charming earl, however, she comes to wonder if he’s worth risking her inheritance and her family’s disapproval… until she’s confronted with the scandal from his past. 

READ more HOW TO BEWILDER A LORD (How To Series, #3) . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

NetGalley REVIEW - Virtual Tour w/Character Interview - North to You (Journey to the Heart, #1) by Tif Marcelo

North to You
Journey to the Heart, #1
by Tif Marcelo
Releasing June 5th 2017
Pocket Star 
In this warmhearted and charming debut from Tif Marcelo, a food truck chef and her long lost Army love clash when they cross paths in San Francisco.
BlurbCamille Marino has got a full plate. As the sole guardian of her eighteen-year-old sister and the head chef and owner of a food truck, she’s used to life being a juggling act. With food to cook, social media accounts to manage, and a little sister to look after, she doesn’t have time for much else.

That is, until Drew Bautista walks back into her life.

Drew is Camille’s former high school crush and he returns to San Francisco to repair his relationship with his father before he ships out for deployment. By helping his father renovate his failing Filipino restaurant, he hopes to win back his respect. But when sparks fly between Drew and Camille—his father’s major competition and sworn enemy—Drew is conflicted. Should he join his father in the war against her food truck? Or surrender to the woman who’s given him a second chance at love?

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SPOTLIGHT - Inclement Gods (Gods Inc Series, #2) by Gabriele Russo

Inclement Gods
Gods Inc Series, #2
by Gabriele Russo
June 2017
Fiery Seas Publishing
When you live in a world pullulating with gods, can you truly be an atheist? Well, yes…if you know a way to get rid them.
Mysantheos, a fanatic atheist at the head of a powerful lobby/terrorist organization, has created a weapon able to kill gods. All he needs is a disruptive figurehead to attract the masses. Goblin, who has just tried to supplant Queen Louhi as CEO of Gods Incorporated, has been deemed the right kind of unworthy. Mysantheos breaks him out of the Queen’s prison and the godslaughter begins.

As the divine bodies pile up, panicked gods blame the CEO Queen for Goblin’s escape. Resentment builds in the company and violent factions start pushing for the extermination of the human race. Will Queen Louhi’s Nerd Squad, a group of angry gods, and Richard (a down-on-his-luck private eye),  manage to find Mysantheos in time to prevent what promises to be the bloodiest conflict between men and god ever?

Author Info
Gabriele Russo, AKA Lucie-Gabrielle Jolicoeur-Rousseau, was born in Quebec City amidst a family of book lovers – her father had dreamed of being a writer and both of her brothers are published authors.

Since she earned her Bachelor’s in History, it was no surprise (except to her) that she ended up working in restaurants, eventually owning two, which almost drove her mad. She sold them and was nursed back to pseudo-sanity by Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett.

That’s when she answered the family calling and decided to write. Armed with her ideas for the Gods Inc. series she went back to the University and got her Master’s in Creative Writing.

She now lives with her husband in Culpeper, Virginia, where she divides her time between painting, ripping apart and reconstructing her recently bought historical home, playing tennis and, of course, writing more books.
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Hot, Deadly Desire by Judy H

Hot, Deadly Desire
by Judy H
Releasing May 26th 2017
Cinnamon Monroe is a Dallas Police Detective who is relentlessly hunting the sadistic murderer whose latest victim was her best friend, Katie. As she relentlessly tracks the maniac intent upon turning Dallas streets red with innocent blood, the devil continues to be one step ahead of her…maddeningly just out of reach. She’s a cop teetering on the brink with a monumental score to settle, and she won’t be stopped until she brings Katie’s killer to justice—one way or the other.

Dane Nicholson is a successful man with an enviable job, social position and a bright future. However, few know of the horrors his past holds—a past threatening to intrude upon and destroy his carefully crafted existence. The last thing he’s looking for, or can afford right now, is a serious relationship. However, when a chance meeting leads him to Cinnamon, he can’t quell the crippling attraction between them, and it seems neither can she. Danger lurks around every corner, but even that won’t keep him from the beautiful, mysterious woman who might be the best thing that’s ever happened to him—if only he dare take the chance and let her into his dangerous world.

Cinnamon has terrible secrets of her own. She’s a woman with a devastating past that has haunted her for thirteen years. For good reasons, she doesn’t trust men; however, upon meeting Dane, unexpected passion sparks, ignites and threatens to burn her alive, causing her to remarkably contemplate lowering her guard and letting Dane into her battered heart. Once she’s bared her soul to him, the unthinkable happens when irrefutable evidence is uncovered which points to Dane being the killer she’s hunting!

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - A Vision in Crimson (Frostbite, #1) by Kathryn Troy

A Vision in Crimson
Frostbite, #1
by Kathryn Troy
Date of Publication: June 1st 2017
Cover Artist: TS95 Studios
Genre: Dark Romantic Fantasy
Katelyn knows her magic is risky, but Icaryan light is fading fast and she is desperate. Returning to Earth, she crosses paths with Luca, a vampire hybrid living on the outskirts of humanity.

Passion sparks their weary hearts. The rogue hunter follows Katelyn into a world teeming with wonder and danger, forsaking his own quest to root out his father.

But his father has not forgotten him. 

READ more A VISION OF CRIMSON (Frostbite, #1) . . . Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/GUEST POST - Obedience by V. G. Kilgore

by V G Kilgore
Date of Publication:  April 22nd 2017
Genre: Historical Fiction, Biblical fiction
Tagline: My father is a righteous man but I am just a man…who loves a woman
Ham is a man of passion and questions. He's adored his wife, Lita, since he first saw her draped in her father's fishing nets and threatened to leave with her if his father, Noah, didn't allow the marriage. She becomes his greatest comfort when Ham is at odds with his father and brothers.

When Noah claims their God has commanded him to build an Ark to escape a devastating flood, Ham worries about the construction stripping the land and the community's ridicule of the family. He and Lita draw closer together as outsiders. They're shocked when the rains come and the entire family is forced into the Ark, along with the animals that appeared.

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