Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Book Blitz: Stealing First


Publication Date: 27th June 2017

Genre(s): Adult, Contemporary & Romance

Blurb:
She's saving herself for marriage.

Not if I have anything to do with it!

I steal bases for a living. Now watch me steal her v-card.

I'll take it all, over and over, and she'll beg me not to stop. You don't get in the batting cage with me and expect to leave unscathed.
The minute Terra Harmon walks back into my life, I'm hard for her.

She's always had that effect on me. She's sweet, she's innocent, and she's my best friend's little sister. She thinks she's going to take over our pro-league baseball team. But she's going to be so busy trying to keep her virginity intact, she won't have time to deal with anything else.

One mistake, and I'll slide into first.

One little slip up, and I'm going deep. Balls deep.

She wants to save herself for marriage?
She's in the wrong game.

#Alpha #BadBoy #StealingFirst #H-O-T #SportRomance #KU #99cents


Excerpts:
Danny:

Turning carefully as the sunlight filtered through my bedroom window, I propped up on my elbow and reached out to brush a wayward blond hair behind her ear. My heart ached deep in my chest that she'd grow up without her momma. My sister's little girl was now mine, and she'd be raised as my own as best I could. Being a single father for the last few years had forced me to grow the fuck up in certain areas, at least all areas other than women. It's not like I could imagine a woman coming into my life and helping me raise Lyndsay.
"That tickles!" Her little voice surprised me. Big blue eyes looked up at me with an innocence in them that I knew I'd do anything to protect.

"What tickles?" I lifted my eyebrow and reached over to tickle the side of her neck. "This?" Her giggles filled up the air as I reached for her.

"No, Daddy! No!" She swatted at me rolled off the bed, hitting the floor.

"Hey . You okay?" I moved quickly, ready to scoop her up.

She smiled up at me from the floor. "Yes!" Bounding up, she tickled my neck and ran off toward the living room, her blond curls flying behind her.

"You tricker!" I yelled playfully from the bedroom and got up. I ran my fingers through my hair and walked down the hallway to the kitchen. It was hard to believe Jannie had been gone for five years. Seemed like yesterday she was giving me shit about finding a good woman in my life. Too bad she never found a good man.

"What are you thinking about?" Lyndsay tilted her head to the side as she sat up at the breakfast bar, her little chin propped up in her hands. "You look worried."

"Nope. Just trying to wake up. I went to sleep with a princess next to me and woke up to a frog." I pinched the tip of her nose softly. "What happened?"

"A frog! Not me Daddy." She pulled back, shaking her head.
"No. You're right. You're much too pretty for that." I walked to the fridge. "What does my girl want for breakfast this morning?"

"Pancakes, and eggs and maybe some bacon. Oh! And some sausage. And that ham we like so much, Daddy. The really salty one."

I laughed and glanced over at her. "Cinnamon rolls it it."

She huffed and rolled her eyes . "Fine. I'm going to watch cartoons. Are we going to Mimi's again today?"

"Yeah, baby. You Know it's baseball season right now. I have to be there when they tell me to."

"I hate baseball season." She walked toward the living room with her shoulders rolled in. I needed to find a damn day off to spend with her. The cute little thing had no clue that I was her uncle instead of her father. She didn't need to know. That was the decision mom, dad and I made the day we buried my sister. It was better this way, and I was old enough and wealthy enough to take Lyndsay.

"Not that I could do it without you." I mumbled to the empty air around me. My mom and dad had been more than helpful, and between the three of us, Lyndsay was growing up to be a bright, happy, healthy little girl.

"Dad!" she yelled from the living room.

"Yeah?" I pressed the button on the stove and walked to the edge of the kitchen.

"When are you going to bring home someone that can do my hair right?"

I put my hand on my hip and gave her a funny look. "Are you saying I'm not a good beauty shop lady or something?"

She giggle-snorted, the sound of it warming my soul. "Dad. We need a girl around here."

"Well, we have one." I pointed to her. "You!"

Author Info:
I'm a former firefighter/EMS guy who's picked up the proverbial pen and started writing bad boy romance stories. I co-write with my sister, Ali Parker, as we travel the United States for the next two years.

You're going to find Billionaires, Bad Boys, Mafia and loads of sexiness. Something for everyone, hopefully. I'd love to connect with you. Check out the links below and come find me.

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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Book Blitz: Breakaway

Publication Date: 26th April 2016
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary & Romance

Blurb:
From Best Selling author, Ali Parker comes a hot new college sports series.


Lucas White is captain of the hockey team, and well deserving of the position. He's hard-hitting, rough and puts up with every little. He's kept to himself throughout his years at Providence University, but it's time to train the next man up in line for his position. His second on the Hockey team has a twin sister that catches everyone's eye and leaves most of the guys acting like idiots, but Lucas isn't interested. Girls are too needy, too catty and a pain in the butt. Plain and simple.


Aubrey Moore's had her eye on the captain of the hockey team for the last few years since her brother, Jayce joined the team. He's known for being a complete jerk, but Aubrey's had the pleasure of seeing around the edges of his personality and wants to know him more. Now she just has to figure out how to help him breakaway from being so jaded and join her in the best adventure anyone could embark on - Love.


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Author Info:
Ali Parker is a full-time contemporary romance writer who left a life in Corporate America to try out living a dream. She loves coffee, watching a great movie and hanging out with her hubs. By hanging out, she means making out. Hanging out is for those little creepy elves at Christmas. No tight green stockings for her.

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Monday, 19 June 2017

Review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1)Publication Date: 27th September 2016

Genres: Young Adult & Fantasy

Blurb:
In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomach ache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of beasts.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn't solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it's not just a game of win or lose...it's life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.

Review:
Have to say this is a very unique YA novel I have read in a while, it comes with an all original idea and the delivery of the idea is very interesting. This story is bloody and eerie all wrapped in one which is targeted at the right audience. I couldn’t decide when I was reading it that it was disturbing or not, but I liked how the author provides you a dark and uncanny story that doesn’t leave anything out.

This story is about three sisters, three queens who were born at the same time, six years after they’re birth they are separated in order to be prepared for their sixteenth birthday when they have to kill one another in order for either one of them to be the queen and Sovereign.

 This book is eerie intended for a YA read who likes dark, bloody, eerie and definitely not for the faint hearted of readers, if you think you can handle this I highly recommend that you give this book a read.


Sunday, 2 April 2017

Review: Until Harry by L.A. Casey

Publication Date: 19th July 2016

Genres: Romance, New Adult, Contemprary

Blurb:
He was my best friend, my best not-really-big-brother, and my best protector.

He was my best everything.

He was mine.

Coming home is hard for Lane. Hard because Harry, her beloved uncle, has died suddenly, but also because of him. Kale. 

Kale Hunt has been her best friend since childhood. But it was never that simple. He was Lane's reason for leaving  home and moving to New York. Seeing him with someone else, in love with someone else, shouldn't have hurt. But it did. It really, really did. So she upped stick and left, started a new life and cut herself off from her past.

But now she's back, and all the feelings are right there. As if she had never left.

Emotions are running high for everyone, and tragedy has a funny way of bringing people together. But is Lane reading the signs right? Are they still just friends, or is there something more?

Review:

This is a must read book, buy it ASAP!!! This story is traumatic, gut wrenching and crying your eyes out hysterically almost every singe chapter.


This is about a young teenage female Lane and her bestie Kale, growing up sharing every little secret and always being their to to protect one another. But you know life just has to always throw in a few curve balls - after growing apart with age being slightly different, feelings being hidden and never being voiced, this story was on of those stories where you have to love the other person from afar.


This is told in both past and present to show all readers why things are the way they are in the present. 

Upon reading it is not that easy to get through, so I personally suggest you have tissues on hand at all times. You will not regret reading this book by this amazing, fantastic author, Love her and her writing.





Saturday, 14 January 2017

Book Blitz: You Don't Know My Name

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Publication Date: January 10th 2017
Genres: Contemporary & Young Adult
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks
TBR: Goodreads

Blurb:

Fighter, Faker, Student, Spy

Seventeen-year-old Reagan Elizabeth Hillis is used to changing identities overnight, lying to every friend she's ever had, and pushing away anyone who gets too close. Trained in mortal combat and weaponry her entire life, Reagan is expected to follow in her parents' footsteps and join the ranks of the most powerful top-secret agency in the world, the Black Angels. Falling in love with the boy next door was never part of the plan.

Now Reagan has to decide: Will she use her incredible talents and lead the dangerous life she was born into, or throw it all away to follow her heart and embrace the normal life she's always wanted? And does she even have a choice at all?

Find out if you are ready to join in the Black Angels in the captivating and emotional page-tuner,  You Don't Know My Name, from debut novelist Kristen Orlando!

Excerpt:
I love Malika and Harper. They make me happy. They really do. But there's something about being with them that makes me feel lonely too. I can never really be myself with them. I Can't really be myself with anybody. It's ingrained in me to lie, to stick to the cover story and blend in no matter what. And I feel guilty about that. Because they think they know me so well. they think because they can finish my sentences they know everything about me. But they only know Reagan MacMillan; the quick-talking, tough girl I created. Sometimes I wonder which parts of my personality are really me and which ones belong to the pretender.

But with Luke, it's different. There's nothing forced or strategic about our friendship. He's gotten to see glimpses of the real Reagan. And that scares the shit out of me. Because I know how quickly it could all be torn away from me. How quickly I could be torn away from him. There's no such thing as happy ending for a girl like me.

"Come on, Reagan" Harper says quietly, glancing over her shoulder to make sure Luke is still out of earshot. "You guys are so cute together. He Broke Up with Hannah months ago. I don't know what you're waiting for. I ca just tel by the way he looks at you he-"

"Harper," I interrupt as her words compress my lungs, making each breath labored and painful. I don't want to hear this. "He doesn't look at me like anything. I don't want to ruin our friendship."
"You know some things are worth ruining," Harper replies, reaching out to touch my arm with her fingertips, her nails painted darker than my gray cardigan. "You can't tell me  you haven't at least thought of starting a relationship with him or maybe-"

"There is no relationship," I cut her off again, pulling my arm away a little faster than I meant to. I snap new gloves onto my hands, pick up the scalpel, and slice into the frog's heart. "Next stomach."
"Next stomach?" Harper repeats, scrunching her forehead.
"Next subject."

Author Info:
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writing is one of the great loves of Kristen Orlando's life and she has been lucky enough to make it her living, first as a television producer, Then as a marketer and now as a novelist. Kristen graduated with a B.A. in English literature from Kenyon College. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with other great love of her life Michael. You Don't Know My Name is her Debut Novel.

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Ends January 19th 2017


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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Book Blitz: Swindled, Negotiations, Red


Publication Date: June 2016

Genre(s): Adult and Romance

Swindled Amazon US | Negatiation Amazon US | Red Amazon US


Blurb:

These 5,000 word short stories are the perfect serving of sizzle before bed.

Swindled - Releases June 14
Close Contact Volume 1

Newbie detective Harper Land baits international thief Magnus Declan with her best assets and discovers she's not the only one with tempting snares.

Negotiations - Releases June 21
Close Contact Volume 2

When Detroit's lead negotiator Paige Cline and Special Response Team captain Donovan Wolfe go head to head, they negotiate a fiery response.

Red - Releases June 28
Close Contact Volume 3

After losing a patient, famed neurosurgeon Alexis McCrae needs an escape and her pilot Captain Warren knows just the right spot.

Excerpt:
Swindled


"Aren't you going to cuff me?"

She didn't have anything to hold him, but still she stopped with one hand on the door.
"No, you're not," he said, drawing nearer. "You don't want anyone to know I made you come without a single touch." Looming over her shoulder, the heat of his large body shot a wave of gooseflesh across hers. "I've never seen such an honest reaction in my life, and that's a treasure too exquisite to share."

Negotiations


"Come under me. We'll work together. You'll like it." He emphasized his last point by grinding his hips against her.

A deep belly laugh rolled out of her mouth and her lips curved high.
"Men. You're either threatened by us or in awe of us. The threatened ones want to control and the awed ones want to watch. You're no different, soldier. You hate that I call the shots at a scene and see an opportunity to change that. Well, I have oodles more training in psych and for negotiations than you, and you won't issue orders to me."
Yes he would and she'd follow them. She'd beg for them.

Red


He nudged her face up from the pillowy seat. "No one's going to hear, but me, and I want to hear everything you have to say about this."

"They're not intelligible words," she panted.
"That works too."

Author Info:
USA Today bestselling author Megan Mitcham was born and raised among the live oaks and shrimp boats of the mississippi Gulf Coast, where her enormous family still calls home. She attended college at the University of Southern Mississppi where she received a bachelor's degree in curriculum, instruction, and special education. For several years Megan worked as a teacher in Mississppi. She married and moved to South Carolina and worked for an international non-profit organization as an instructor and co-director.

In 2009 Megan fell in love with books. Until then, books had been a source for research or the topic of tests. But one day she read Mercy by Julie Garwood. And Of Mercy, She was hooked!

Megan lives in Southern Arkansas where she pens sizzling suspense novels. Follow her through her sites and sign up for her newsletter.

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Sunday, 12 June 2016

Review: Empower by Jessica Shirvington


Publication Date: 6th May 2014

Genre(s): Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Supernatural and Romance

Blurb:
It has been two years since Violet Eden walked away from the city, her friends, her future and - most importantly - her soulmate, Lincoln. Part angel, part human, Violet is determined to stand by the promises she made to save the one she loves.

Living in the perpetual coldness of a broken soul she survives day to day as a Rogue Grigori in London.

Even worse, she fears that this might all lead back to the night tries hardest to forget. And what was taken without her permission.

Violet is going back to New York...and she knows exactly who is going to be there.

With Phoenix in her dreams and Lincoln in her heart she knows it is only a matter of time before the final choice must be made.

Review:
The past 2 years had taught Violet The past 2 years had taught Violet not to let the everyday hiccups get to her. Sure the additional muscle would hurt, but only in the physical sense, and she could cope with that. Rolling with the punches is necessary when are a Grigori (a human-angel hybrid) a weapon against the ever increasing numbers of exiled angels on earth. For her even more so, since they gave her such a colourful nickname. She is the Keshet, the rainbow. She didn’t ask to be the rainbow but she made her choices and she stands by them.

So she is still trying to figure out exactly what being the rainbow meant, mostly she found that the desire to know conflicted with her continuing need not to think about it all. One thing she did know was that somehow she could create space with the angels. A place unknown where they are able to take form and communicate. Her angel maker (whose name she and everyone else still does not know) said it is a place for new possibilities.