Friday, November 30, 2018

#Review ~The Frame-Up by Meghan Scott Molin ~ @megfuzzle @SarahBurningham

The Frame-Up (The Golden Arrow Mysteries Book 1) by [Molin, Meghan Scott]My Review:
Sometimes it's fun to kind of step out of my comfort zone for reading. Every now and then I come across a book that sounds great. The Frame-Up by Meghan Scott Molin sounded like a fun mystery-suspense, drama with a touch of romance and friendships throw in the mix. 

MG Martin is a fun girl with a love for all things geekish, including incredible fashions for Comic Cons and such. She's an inquisitive young lady with the tendency to find herself smack dab in the middle of a mess without even trying. She's fun, smart, and honestly incredibly creative with both her work and with the case she is pulled into. 

Detective Matteo Kildare is just in line to get a cup of tea while scanning the photos from his current case. Little does he know the beautiful lady behind him is checking out the photos while impatiently waiting for her morning dose of caffeine. When his case takes another turn and is becoming possibly more dangerous he seeks out MG. 

I loved watching Matteo and MG work together. Matteo is the straight lace, we're going to do this by the book kind of guy. MG is a little less straight-laced and a whole lot more adventurous. They share an instant attraction and do seem to bring out the best of each other. They just have to solve this case before things become deadly series. 

I have to admit this it not normally something that would be at the top of my reading list but I LOVED IT! I found myself completely engrossed in MG's life with her geekish friends, and their movie parties, game designing activities, and writing comics for an awesome company that MG grew up reading comics from. Her friends are great. I loved Ryan and his gaming abilities and L is just positively fabulous! I would really like to meet her sometime and hear what stories she has to tell. This book has it all. The romance is mild romance but does add into the storyline to make things all that much more fun when MG and Matteo get down to the nitty-gritty of the case. 

I love that I have gotten in on the first book by Meghan Scott Molin. I will be sure to watch for her name again. The Frame-Up is a wonderful start to what appears to be a promising new author and series. She has a fun writing style that certainly kept me flipping pages wondering what in the world could possibly happen next and how in the world was MG either going to get out of the situation or explain it to Matteo, L, or Ryan later. 

I was given the opportunity to read this great story and it has been my pleasure to share my thoughts with you. 

The Golden Arrow Mysteries Book 1

Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2SlCVaq
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The Frame-Up Blurb:

The Frame-Up (The Golden Arrow Mysteries Book 1) by [Molin, Meghan Scott]By day she writes comic books. By night, she lives them.
MG Martin lives and breathes geek culture. She even works as a writer for the comic book company she idolized as a kid. But despite her love of hooded vigilantes, MG prefers her comics stay on the page.
But when someone in LA starts recreating crime scenes from her favorite comic book, MG is the LAPD’s best—and only—lead. She recognizes the golden arrow left at the scene as the calling card of her favorite comic book hero. The thing is…superheroes aren’t real. Are they?
When too-handsome-for-his-own-good Detective Kildaire asks for her comic book expertise, MG is more than up for the adventure. Unfortunately, MG has a teeny little tendency to not follow rules. And her off-the-books sleuthing may land her in a world of trouble.
Because for every superhero, there is a supervillain. And the villain of her story may be closer than she thinks…

Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2SlCVaq
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About the Author:
Meghan Scott Molin comes to writing by way of a Masters in Architecture, a minor in Opera, a professional career as a barn manager, and three years’ crash course as a mother. She currently resides in Colorado with her fellow zookeeper (husband), two sons, two horses, cat, and corgi. She is an avid lover of everything nerdy from Wars to Trek, Hobbits to Who, and beyond. When she’s not writing, she’s cooking, dreaming of travel, coveting more corgis, and listening to audiobooks while hanging out at the barn. If you’d like to know more about Meghan, feel free to follow her on Twitter (@megfuzzle) or on her website (www.meghanscottmolin.com).

#GiveAway ~ An Alien Exchange by Keri Kruspe ~ @authorkkruspe @GoddessFish



An Alien Exchange
by Keri Kruspe

**The book is on sale for $0.99 during the tour.**

Keri Kruspe will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Remember you may increase your chances of winning by visiting the other tour stops. You may find those locations here. 
  

BLURB:
Aimee Gwiazdowski has a passion for Alien Abduction romance stories. She vicariously lives through the heroines of her books to escape her lonely, loveless life. Until one morning, she wakes up in a strange, white room where an alluring voice invites her to the “Exchange” to find love and adventure in another world. Did she dare believe it? Could she leave everything behind and take a chance to become one of those heroines who finds true love among the stars?

Exiled Prince Qayyum E’etu and commander of the space vessel StarChance has a mission—transport the human women to the Exchange along with an offer he can’t refuse: find evidence against rumored human trafficking connected with the Exchange. If he can successfully bring the traitors back to Zerin for justice, it would give him a chance to return home. How was he supposed to know that meeting a human woman would put everything he was working for in jeopardy?

As unforeseen evil slowly brews discord within the galaxy, it works to tear Aimee and Qay further apart. If they don’t learn to overcome their fears and trust the love they have for each other, the coming cataclysm will devastate not only Zerin, but Earth as well.

An Alien Exchange is the first book in a sci-fi romance that features intergalactic action, engrossing plots, and courageous individuals. If you like fast-paced action, raw emotions, and sexy aliens, you’ll love this new space adventure.

GENRE: Sci-fi Romance

Buy An Alien Exchange to experience the first installment of this exciting trilogy!

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**The book is on sale for $0.99 during the tour.**

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Excerpt:

Then he did the most unexpected thing. His eyes left hers to fixate on her lips before his mouth covered hers. His tongue stroked over her, gentle and tentative as if asking for permission. Then, a switch flipped, the kiss deepened with bold sweeps in a masculine demand.

What in the world was that flavor? Spicy sweetness, like the tang of nutmeg mixed with an unknown taste of pure masculine bite. Delicious. She opened her mouth and welcomed him in.

It was all the encouragement he needed. His tongue swooped through with masterful determination. His body sidled over her side, his soft linen shirt rubbing enticingly against the naked skin of her stomach.

Lost…she was lost in an overload of sensation. When he pulled back and broke their connection, she whimpered in disappointment.

“Yes, Aimee, give yourself to me—to us.” His husky whisper fueled her passions to a higher level.

Before his words seeped through her befuddled mind, he resumed their mind-blowing kiss. As his tongue lavished over hers, she returned the favor. His mouth was an intoxicating hint of savory goodness and she wanted more. She whimpered as she raised her head to get closer. Stroking, sucking, caressing, and absorbing the rush he gave her.

Her body shivered in reaction. The intense emotion scared her.

She broke away. She couldn’t think. How stupid was she to let this go on? She couldn’t be more embarrassed if she stood in a room full of strangers stark naked.

 


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

“Author of otherworldly romantic adventures”

A writer since the age of twelve, Keri Kruspe has always been fascinated with otherworldly stories that end with the dream of Happily Ever After.  


A native Nevadan, Keri resides with her family in the wilds of Northwest Michigan where she enjoys the stark change in seasons and the pleasures each one brings. An avid reader, Keri loves an enjoyable bottle of red wine, a variety of delicious foods and watching action/adventure movies…usually at the same time. You can find her most days immersed in her fantasy world on her latest novel while foot tappin’ to classic rock. When not absorbed in her writing, Keri works alongside her husband in building their dream home or discovering intelligent life in America in their RV.

Why I wrote this book [written in the 1st person]

I was reading one of my favorite Sci-fi romances on my electronic reader after watching the latest’s news about computer hacking. It got me thinking…what if aliens hacked into my reading habits to find someone like me who liked alien romances. Wouldn’t that be a perfect way to find women who might be willing to leaving Earth to find love among the stars…

I envisioned Star Wars meets Pretty women. And that, they say, was that. My story “An Alien Exchange” was born.

Dedication:

I dedicate this book to those who are alone in a crowd. To those who are desperately trying to right a wrong they’ve done in the past. Sometimes taking a chance may seem crazy, but you’ll never know until you try.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

#GiveAway ~ Roosters: Innocent and Sweet by Megan Slayer ~ @MeganSlayer @GoddessFish

 Roosters: Innocent and Sweet
by Megan Slayer

Megan Slayer will be awarding a prize pack featuring a necklace made by the author and signed swag to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Remember you may increase your chances of winning by visiting the other tour stops. You may find those locations here


BLURB:

Anissa Dunn wants one man -- Kameron. He’s got looks, brains and a boatload of attitude… and all that muscle. A girl can only take so much, and he's her heart's desire. She’s not afraid to give as good as she gets and she wants him to be her teacher in all things carnal.

There's only one catch -- he's her bodyguard and the rules state she can't date the staff.

But rules are meant to be broken…

GENRE: Contemporary Erotic Romance, New Adult

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Excerpt:
Copyright ©2018 Megan Slayer

"I have the package," Kam said. "Preparing to leave."

She frowned. The package. She didn't have the honor of being referred to by her name. Gaining his attention wasn't going to be easy. "I'm ready."

Kam nodded. "This way, Ms. Dunn."

"Anissa." He'd used her last name. Dang it. She'd pleaded with him so many times to call her by her first name. Ms. Dunn was her mother. She was just Anissa.

"Ms. Dunn." Kam escorted her to the front porch, then down the steps. He opened the passenger door of the limo. "After you."

"Thanks." She couldn't leave the house without her trusty bodyguard, Kam. She settled on the seat and folded her hands on her lap. Kam would do anything to protect her, and she trusted him, but she was twenty-one and her father needed to put some faith in her. He'd sheltered her from everything. She didn't resent him for trying -- when she turned twenty-five, she'd come into a hefty sum of cash via the trust her mother had left her, but still. She'd gone to an all-girls college, a private all-girls high school and never spent more than a few hours on her own. She crossed her legs, and her skirt rode high on her leg. Did Kam notice? Did he care?

She swept her gaze over him as he sat beside her. Strong and silent. He wore his clothes like a second skin, could eviscerate anyone who tried to get too close, but Kam said so little. Half the time she had no idea if he listened to her. Knowing him, he tuned her out.

"Kam?" She shifted in her seat to face him. Her skirt rode higher. He didn't pay her any attention, which rankled her. "Kameron."

"Ms. Dunn." He seemed to stare straight ahead.

She whipped out her phone. She couldn't go through with the date. Not now. She sent a text to the driver, requesting he stay in the driveway. She'd sent the itinerary to the security team but saw no point in leaving the house. Kam wasn't paying attention to her -- not in the way she wanted. He didn't seem to care.

She sighed. According to the magazines she'd bought, her college roommate and the dirty movies she'd watched in the middle of the night, she had to be aggressive and demand what she wanted. Sure... she could be aggressive. She could demand his attention. But she wasn't sure how.

Anissa switched seats to face Kam. The car rolled to a stop, most likely in front of the house. She parted her legs and leaned back. "Kam."

If he looked at her, she couldn't tell.

"Ms. Dunn?" Kam tensed, and the muscle in his jaw twitched. "Are you okay?"

Nope. He hadn't noticed her lousy attempts to entice him.

"I'm fine," she mumbled. What a liar..."I'd like to talk to you."

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Megan Slayer, aka Wendi Zwaduk, is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. She’s been writing since 2008 and published since 2009. Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to LGBTQ and BDSM themes. No matter what the length, her works are always hot, but with a lot of heart. She enjoys giving her characters a second chance at love, no matter what the form. She’s been the runner up in the Kink Category at Love Romances Café as well as nominated at the LRC for best author, best contemporary, best ménage and best anthology. Her books have made it to the bestseller lists on Amazon.com.

When she’s not writing, Megan spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice. Find out more about Megan and Wendi at: http://wendizwaduk.com/indexMegan.htm Sign up for the newsletter here: http://ymlp.com/xgjmjumygmgj

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#NewRelease ~ Perfectly Inappropriate By Stacey Kennedy ~ @Stacey_Kennedy

Perfectly Inappropriate
By Stacey Kennedy

About Perfectly Inappropriate:

Olivia Watts knows that her problems are painfully average. She got engaged, and her fiancé cheated. She gave up on her dream job—street photographer—and settled on a more practical one: graphic designer. She scrimped and saved to buy a home, only to realize how empty it was. So when Olivia hears about an exclusive dating app that matches subs with highly trained doms, she does something she never thought she’d do in a million years: She signs up. The last thing she expects to find is a man whose sizzling touch reawakens the woman she used to be . . .

Noah Grant has no time for relationships. His sole purpose is to win reelection. That’s why he pays a premium to the discreet app that satisfies all his dark desires. But after sweet, innocent Olivia is vetted and arrives for their week together in his penthouse, it’s blatantly clear that she’s running from her demons. Noah’s more than willing to be her escape—until their emotions get tangled up in their games. Now, to become worthy of Olivia’s heart, Noah will have to prove that he’s more than a fantasy.

Amazon Buy Links: https://amzn.to/2F8TYLh

Ballantine Group; Loveswept 
On Sale: November 27th, 2018
ISBN: 9781984800107 
Pages 208 
Price: $5.99


About the Author: 

Stacey Kennedy is an outdoorsy, wine-drinking, nap-loving, animal-cuddling, USA Today bestselling romance author with a chocolate problem. She writes sexy contemporary romance with a dash of suspense and a sprinkle of heart and humor, including titles in her wildly hot Kinky Spurs, Club Sin, and Dirty Little Secrets series. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her family and does most of her writing surrounded by lazy dogs.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

#Review ~ Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses By Jenny Hale ~ @jhaleauthor @ReadForeverPub @GrandCentralPub

Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses: A feel good Christmas romance novel by [Hale, Jenny]My Review:
Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses just sounds like a fun read doesn't it? The name, the cover, and that fact that it is a Christmas book grabbed my attention right away. I just adore Christmas books. I devour just as man of them as I can this time of year. Honestly, I would read a good Christmas book at any time of the year though. 

Abbey Fuller is one of those characters that I bonded with right away. She's a sweet, smart, fierce, independent single Mom. She's doing a great job raising her adorable son, Max. That boy is just too sweet and too cute. He found a place in my heart quickly. 

Nick Sinclair is a busy man that has all the money and power anyone could ever need. He is married to his business and works like crazy in honor of his father's memory. That's all he has though. He's focused on work. His Grandmother lives on the same land with him but in another house. He really loves his family, he just stinks at connecting with them. 

That changes a bit when he hires Abbey to decorate his house to get it ready for the Christmas holiday with his family. Max wraps this guy around his finger without even trying. The kid is sweet and smart and I think Nick sees himself a little bit in this adorable energy filled little guy. 

Abbey and Nick have an attraction to each other and form a friendship right away. It was fun watching these two get to know each other. I love when there is a child involved in the relationship it adds in another mix. You can really see the bond not only between the couple getting to know each other but see how they bond as a family unit and get to know each other in that sense too. 

This is the first book I have had to chance to read by Jenny Hale and I really enjoyed her writing style. I know that I will certainly be on the lookout for more books by her. I saw a few more Christmas stories that I would love to read. 

If you are looking for a good Christmas story with great characters, and a fun storyline I think you will enjoy this one. I know I sure did. 

I was given the opportunity to read this great book and it has been my pleasure to share my thoughts with you. 

Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2FEWTeS

Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses Blurb:

Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses: A feel good Christmas romance novel by [Hale, Jenny]
Single mother Abbey Fuller loves her family more than anything, and doesn’t regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job she jumps at the chance. How hard can it be?

Nick Sinclair needs his house decorated in time for his family’s festive visit – and money is no object. What he doesn’t need is to be distracted from his multi-million dollar business – even if it is Christmas.

When Abbey pulls up to the huge Sinclair mansion, she has a feeling she might be out of her depth. And when she meets the gorgeous, brooding Nicholas Sinclair, she knows that she’s in real trouble…

With the snow falling all around, can Abbey take the chance to make her dreams of being a designer come true? And can she help Nick to finally enjoy the magic of Christmas?


Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2FEWTeS

#Review ~ Christmas on Mistletoe Lane By Annie Rains ~ @annierainsbooks @ReadForeverPub @GrandCentralPub

Christmas on Mistletoe Lane: Includes a bonus short story (Sweetwater Springs Book 1) by [Rains, Annie]My Review:

I LOVE Christmas stories! I am devouring just as many as I can and there are some great ones this year. Christmas on Mistletoe Lane by Annie Rains is one of those fabulous stories that I enjoyed so much. This is the first book I have had to the chance to read by Annie Rains but I certainly will not be my last. 

Kaitlyn Russo is in desperate need of a new town and a new start. She's a very talented interior designer and maybe the B&B that her grandmother left her is just the place to put those talents to work. She has to convince her co-owner that he needs to stick around and help her gets things started. It's also part of her Grandmother's will that they work together. 

Mitch Hargrove left his hometown after a tragedy when he was young. He's returned home to discover he's been left part ownership in the B&B. He wants nothing but to get out of town and get started on his new job. With a little bit of change in his upcoming plans and some encouragement from Kaitlyn, he agrees to stick around and help with the B&B. He also takes on a temporary job to help out his friend in the police department. 

I really enjoyed watching these two work together and get to know each other better. The more time they spend together the more their attraction for each other grows and feelings start to develop. Neither one is looking for love and Mitch sure isn't looking to stick around his hometown. There is a lot that these two are going to have to overcome if they are possibly going to find a happily ever after together. There is something from Mitch's past that he has to find a way to handle.  

I loved Kaitlyn's ideas for designing the B&B and the theme that she comes up with for each of the guest rooms. Each of the guests that arrive to stay in the newly re-designed rooms are great and certainly add to the storyline. I love small town romance stories because the town can play such a great role in the storyline. I enjoyed meeting the other citizens around town and I can't wait to see what might be next in this new series. I know I will certainly be on the look out for more books by Annie Rains. 

I was given the opportunity to read this fabulous Christmas story and it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you.

Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2r2hWhp

Christmas on Mistletoe Lane Blurb:

Christmas on Mistletoe Lane: Includes a bonus short story (Sweetwater Springs Book 1) by [Rains, Annie]
This USA Today bestselling author invites you to the delightful small town of Sweetwater Springs where the magic of Christmas brings to strangers together in this "story you won't forget" (RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author).

Christmas is coming to the North Carolina mountains, and the air is fresh and crisp and filled with promise. After the devastating loss of her job in the big city, the small town of Sweetwater Springs feels like heaven to Kaitlyn Russo. She's inherited her grandparents' charming (if a little rundown) bed and breakfast, and it's just the new lease on life she needs. Only "heaven" comes with a catch-and a handsome and completely infuriating one at that. 

After what he hopes will be a quick trip, Mitch Hargrove wants nothing more than to put his hometown in the rearview mirror. But his plans get derailed when he learns he's now half-owner of the Sweetwater B&B. The fact that he's given only two months to make the inn a success is a huge problem, but it's his pretty-and incredibly headstrong-partner who's the real challenge. With the holiday fast approaching and a grand re-opening looming, will Mitch keep running from the ghosts of Christmas past . . . or will he realize the true gift he's been given? 

Includes the bonus short story "Midnight Clear" by Hope Ramsay!


Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2r2hWhp

#Review ~ Keegan by Lori Wilde ~ @LoriWilde

Keegan (Texas Rascals Book 1) by [Wilde, Lori]My Review:

Keegan by Lori Wilde is one of those romance stories that really touched my heart. You may want to grab a box of Kleenex before you settle in to read this incredible story. I know I sure needed a few Kleenex. 

Wren Matthew is a strong independent lady with a whole lot on her plate. She has suffered the loss of her parents and the heartbreak of falling for the wrong man. She's not looking to put her heart out there again and it really hesitant to allow another man anywhere near her home or her heart. 

Keegan Winslow has suffered a tremendous loss and is on the hunt for the man that caused that loss. He sure isn't looking for love. He is looking for a shelter from the storm for at least a night. 

Wren isn't sure how far to trust this strange handsome man but she can't turn him away when he needs help. She helps Keegan when he needs it most. I enjoyed watching these to get to know each other. Neither is ready to open their heart and there is a lot standing in their way if they are going to take a chance on happiness again. 

There is the perfect amount of drama, suspense, mystery, romance, and emotions to make this book a page-turner of a story. I finished this in one sitting because I just could not put it down until I found out what in the world was going to happen next. 

Lori Wilde has a way with a romance story wheater is a sweet romance, like this one or a steaming hot romance. She is one of my must-read authors and I am always excited to see what she is going to come up with next for us lucky readers. I can not wait to read more books in the Texas Rascals series.

I was given the opportunity to read this fantastic story and it has been my pleasure to share my thoughts with you.

Amazon Buy Link https://amzn.to/2S9sjLW

You may find my reviews on other Lori Wilde books here. https://reviewsbycacb.blogspot.com/search?q=Lori+Wilde&max-results=20&by-date=true


About Keegan:
Keegan (Texas Rascals Book 1) by [Wilde, Lori]Snowbound at Christmas

The tall, dark stranger needed Wren Matthew's help--and the shy high school teacher couldn't turn away a man in distress. She didn't know why Keegan Winslow was out in the middle of an ice storm, but the spirit of the holidays compelled her to open her home to him. And although she'd sworn off men, she couldn't deny the sparks that crackled between them.

Keegan was a cop on a mission when sweet, lovely Wren rescued him from the storm. But the haven--and the love--he found in her arms was a happiness he couldn't last. Especially when he couldn't offer her the one thing she wanted: his heart.

KEEGAN is the first book in Lori Willde's contemporary western romance series, Texas Rascals. If you like emotional, heart-tugging, wholesome holiday romance novels, you will love KEEGAN, from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Lori Wilde. Buy your copy today!

Amazon Buy Link https://amzn.to/2S9sjLW

Thursday, November 22, 2018

#SpotLight ~ Stone Hard SEALS Collection by Sabrina York ~ @sabrina_york


Stone Hard SEALS Collection 
by Sabrina York

Stone Hard Seals: Ryder & Drake:

Don’t miss this binge-worthy series featuring action, adventure and steamy romance in exotic locations. Hot alpha military heroes, strong snarky heroines, laugh-out-loud of humor and a tiara-wearing Chihuahua.

Book One: Ryder:

A hostage rescue mission turns Ryder “Stone” Maddox’s world on its ear when he comes face-to-face with his greatest fear: A woman he cannot resist. But he has to resist Lily Wilson. He’s vowed never to fall in love. Besides, as the daughter of a senator, she is definitely off-limits. Lily sees things differently. Irresistibly drawn to this hot, hard SEAL, she is determined to prove they belong together…and that her man does not have a heart of stone. (Originally published in the NYT and USA Today Bestselling Hot Alpha SEALs collection)

Book Two: Drake:

Drake Ronan is all man—a rock hard SEAL who doesn’t need help from anyone. Doesn’t need anyone. But when he’s shot during a dangerous rescue mission, and has to rely on a beautiful nurse to survive, he realizes he has to rethink his resolution. Suddenly he can’t imagine his life without Brandy in it. It’s a damn shame she has a secret that could ruin everything.

Link to my Review: http://reviewsbycacb.blogspot.com/2015/04/stone-hard-seals-ryder-drake-by-sabrina.html 

Amazon Buy Link for Stone Hard Seals Collection  https://amzn.to/2DTPXsy

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Book Three: Guard Dog

Mason Steele expected to be a SEAL until the day he died. And he was. A pity they revived him. Now he’s been mustered out of the Navy and his life seems wholly unsatisfying. He misses the action; he misses the camaraderie; he misses being able to use his tightly-honed skills. He’s lucky to have snagged this job with Ryder’s Stone Hard SEALs Services as a bodyguard—it provides some hope for his future. But the last thing he wants to do is babysit a spoiled heiress who is obsessed with the color of her nail polish and carries a Chihuahua in her purse.

But there’s more to Pansy Hightower than can be seen at first glance. She’s smart, sassy and determined to save the business her late mother built. She resents having a guard dog and does what she can to lose her muscular shadow. But when it becomes clear that someone is targeting her—perhaps for the same kind of fatal “accident” that befell her mother, she decides having the 240 pound SEAL with killer instincts and lethal hands at her back might be a good idea after all.

Until they share a kiss, that is. Until those lethal hands prove they have other talents as well. Talents that leave her breathless and wanting and weak. The last thing either of them wants is a relationship, but the scorching passion between them cannot be denied…even though it will undoubtedly spell disaster for them both. (Originally published in Kindle World)

Guard Dog Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2TzHhfH
Amazon Buy Link for Stone Hard Seals Collection:  https://amzn.to/2DTPXsy

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Book Four: Herding Cat


It’s insane to want him, this beautiful, strong, sexy man. Not just because her hot bodyguard is tasked with herding her safely through the exotic night markets of Hong Kong. And not just because she’s his boss. But because they are worlds apart. What they have can only be a fling. It can’t last forever.

But Garrett has other ideas.
(Originally published in Kindle World)

My Review: https://reviewsbycacb.blogspot.com/2016/03/review-herding-cat-by-sabrina-york.html

Herding Cat Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2S2Uqw4

Amazon Buy Link for Stone Hard Seals Collection:  https://amzn.to/2DTPXsy

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Book Five: Hot Rod

A standard witness protection mission goes wrong, thrusting Matt Tate and his target, a wise-cracking hooker named Vixen LaFleur, into a fight for their lives. But flying bullets and lurking villains are not nearly as dangerous as risking the heart. Against his will, Matt is attracted to the dauntless, exasperating woman he’s supposed to be protecting, but she is harboring a secret. One that could heal his wounded soul, or crush it. 
(Originally published in Kindle World)

Hot Rod Amazon Buy Link https://amzn.to/2PRp3rZ

Amazon Buy Link for Stone Hard Seals Collection:  https://amzn.to/2DTPXsy



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Book Six: Gun Shy


Returning to his hometown to sell his hated father’s ranch, the last thing Luke Grant expects to find on his first day in town is a reason to stay. But there she is, Melissa Divine. The girl he loved all those years ago.

But Melissa has changed since those innocent days. She’s just escaped from a hellish marriage and wants nothing to do with any man. Especially not this big, burly alpha biker who reminds her of her ex.

Can this former SEAL change her mind before his time runs out? (Originally published in Kindle World)

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Bonus Book: Whipped

Dane Coulter is mourning the loss of his best friend, fellow Special Ops buddy, Cody. Oh, Cody didn’t die. It’s worse. He’s getting married. Cody is, in Dane’s opinion, whipped.

Dane swears he will never suffer the same fate. But when he meets a woman who can take all his dominant loving and beg for more, he realizes he may have met his match. It’s a damn shame she’s the one woman in the world his man-code deems untouchable…his best friend’s sister.

My Review: https://reviewsbycacb.blogspot.com/2018/11/review-whipped-by-sabrina-york.html

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#Review ~ Whipped by Sabrina York ~ @sabrina_york

I have had the pleasure of reading Whipped by Sabrina York. As some of you may know I really enjoy her work. Sabrina is one of my favorite authors, she does an awesome job of creating interesting characters and storylines that are very entertaining and have a way of warming things up.

Sabrina York's Whipped is not only one really hot steamy story but also left me with that awe feeling in the end. Dane is supposed to be helping his best friend celebrate his wedding. However, all Dane is feeling is a great loss of his best friend. He doesn't plan on falling in love and becoming "Whipped" in the way he feels Cody is. However, when Dane meets a beautiful woman in the elevator things changes. I don't want to tell you too much but this meeting leads to some steamy moments, some humorous moments, a little drama like I said one great awe at the end.

Whipped one really hot treat. I would highly recommend this story to any fellow Sabrina York fans. If you haven't read this talented lady's work then you really should grab this one. If you enjoy a great romance story with a whole lot of hot steamy moments I think you'll LOVE this one.

I was given the opportunity to read Whipped so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you.

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#Review - Herding Cat by Sabrina York

Are you looking for a fantastic story that will keep you on the edge of your seat with your heart beating fast? Do you enjoy a hot and steamy story with plenty of drama and suspense? You are in luck I have the perfect book for you. Herding Cat by Sabrina York is a fantastic story packed full of suspense and those oh so hot and steamy scenes that only Her Royal Hotness can create.

Catherine is a strong independent business lady that is all about taking care of business. She fears for her safety and that of her niece and has taken the measure of hiring guards to watch over them. She has reason to fear. She finds herself in a few very dangerous situations. Thankfully she has the ever so handsome and extremely well trained Garrett and his team there to help protect her. 

This book is full of drama, a few hot and steamy scenes, and has the perfect ending that left me with the wonderful awe feeling. Some of my favorite scenes include an unexpected little visitor that captured Catherine's heart and mine immediately. 

Sabrina York has once again created a perfect page-turner of a story that I could not put down. She has a talent of combining just the right mixture of drama, humor, suspense, with a nice dose of hot and steamy to create a fantastic story that never fails to keep me entertained. 

I was given the opportunity to read this great story so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you on Herding Cat. 

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#GiveAway ~ Keeping Faith By Beverley Oakley ~ @BeverleyOakley


Keeping Faith 
Fair Cyprians of London Series (Book 3)
By Beverley Oakley


Beverley has a print copy of Her Gilded Prison to giveaway during the tour. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Remember you may enter every day for your chance to win a print copy of Her Gilded Prison. You may find the tour locations here

About Keeping Faith:

"My beautiful Revenge."

Four years ago, Faith’s mysterious benefactress falsely accused her of stealing and deposited her in Madame Chambon’s exclusive brothel.

There, Faith was to learn how to entrance London’s noble gentlemen with her learning in philosophy, politics and art.

Her body was to be saved for the greatest enticement of all: revenge.

Faith doesn’t care what she has to do. She lives only to fulfil a bargain that will set her free.

But when Faith is recruited as the muse of a talented, sensitive painter whose victory in a prestigious art competition turns them both into celebrities overnight, she discovers the reasons behind her mission are very different from what she'd been led to believe.

Now she is complicit in something dark and dangerous while riches, adulation and freedom are hers for the taking.

But what value are these if her heart has become a slave to the man she is required to destroy?

Genre - historical romantic suspense
Heat Level - Medium


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Excerpt: 

Chapter One

“What did you learn last night?”

“A gentleman must always believe he knows best.”

Confident that her answer was pleasing, Faith reached across the table to help herself to a macaroon but a sharp slap across the back of the hand stopped her progress by the silver teapot.

Her smile of feigned contrition was rewarded with a raised eyebrow from Madame Chambon. Not an invitation to partake of a macaroon, unfortunately. The table laden with eclairs and petit fours in Madame’s private sitting room was merely for show.

“Greedy girl, Faith! You can eat at the Dorchester tomorrow and I daresay you won’t even spare a thought for the other girls who are justified in being somewhat jealous of your cossetted life.” Madame sniffed as she patted one of the grizzled, orange curls of her elaborate coiffure. Faith suspected a squirrel’s pelt had made its contribution. “I’m sure they wonder every day why you never have to stir yourself – or anyone else, for that matter – to get your fine clothes or a roof over your head.” Madame Chambon piled three macaroons onto her already laden plate before making a sweeping gesture that encompassed the furnishings of her surprisingly decorous private sitting room with its gold tasseled green velvet curtains and flock wallpaper. “What have you told them, Faith? About why you are here, I mean?”

Faith’s stomach rumbled as she gazed from the prints of the famous artists that lined the walls to the fine fare in front of her, ordered from Fortnum and Mason. These monthly sessions in table manners were supposed to give Faith the practice she needed to deport herself like a lady when eating in public. However, under Madame’s guardianship, Faith never actually got to try the specialties.

“Answer me, Faith. In all the three years that you’ve been here, you’ve had to do precisely nothing to justify your existence. Surely the girls have questioned you? I have my own version of the truth for them, as you know, but I’d be interested to hear what you have to say.”

Faith didn’t answer. She already knew how lucky she was, but Madame was not ready to drop the subject, despite having just crammed an entire chocolate éclair into her mouth. Faith just managed to make out the muffled words, “Every night you lie peacefully in your bed while the other girls have to earn their livings.”

Lying peacefully in her bed was not how Faith would describe the restfulness of her slumber. She was kept awake every night by the grunts and cries of ecstasy that penetrated the thin walls of her attic chamber.

Still, she’d finally learned when it was wise to respond meekly, so she bowed her head and stared at her neat kid gloves while dreaming of the delicacies Mrs. Gedge would order for them when Faith really was dining with her at the Dorchester Hotel the following afternoon. The Sacher Torte Mrs. Gedge had ummed and aahed over before finally choosing the baked Alaska from the sweets trolley last month still haunted her. However, since part of Faith’s tutoring included how to win over reluctant gentleman ‘and make them wild with wanting’ which is how Madame phrased it, then surely Faith could persuade her American benefactress to order the Austrian chocolate specialty?

She was so busy rehearsing her words for tomorrow that she almost missed Madame’s prophetic and appalling statement.

“Well, Faith, the time has come for you to start earning your way, now.”

Faith brought her head up in shock. Was Madame teasing? When it appeared not, she gripped the table edge as she struggled for composure. For so long she’d known the reckoning would come. Yes, and with three years preparing for it, she’d believed she could meet it head-on with the necessary fortitude.

But there’d been no warning.

She began to shake, biting into her bottom lip and clasping her hands in her lap to try and keep secret the manifestations of her terror from Madame who’d only be spurred onto gloating and make her suffer even more.

“Mrs. Gedge reported last month that she wasn’t entirely happy you were ready for what she has in store for you when she took you to tea, Faith.” Madame chewed noisily, unperturbed, it seemed, by the crumbs that landed on her gaudy vermillion skirts.

Faith didn’t suggest that Mrs. Gedge’s dissatisfaction was perhaps the fault of Faith’s tutor – the one sitting in front of her - who knew nothing about deporting herself as a lady.

With a dainty gesture using only her forefingers, Madame Chambon raised her plate and licked at the crumbs that had not been dislodged before saying, “Fortunately, Lady Vernon is recovered at last from her long indisposition and has agreed to forget your rudeness to her from six months ago. In fact, she’ll be here shortly. Yes, she’ll soon have you passing the scrutiny of the most discerning duchess.” Madame gobbled down another macaroon with as much finesse as the dogs Faith’s father used to goad into fighting each other after they’d fought over the scraps from the scrubbed wooden table at the farm. Not that there’d been many scraps with ten children to feed.

“Should we not have waited for Lady Vernon?” Faith suggested, daringly. But she had to say something to stop herself from launching into a volley of querulous questions about exactly what form this ‘having to earn her own way’ might take.

Madame Chambon pushed aside an untouched plate of bread and butter to reach for another chocolate éclair and sighed. “There was just so much food on the table it seemed unnecessary to wait if her ladyship was going to be late. Ah! And here she is.” Madame’s orange painted mouth turned up at a knock on the door. “Shoulders back, Faith! And make sure you don’t talk with your mouth full.”

Since this was not a danger, Faith supposed there might be some compensation in having to face her former nemesis who surely must subscribe to the belief that learning table manners required one having to eat.

Madame threw her arms wide in a welcome as the door opened to admit the new arrival. “Good evening, Lady Vernon. We’re so glad you’ve recovered from your chest ailment,” she gushed. “A good rest has done you the world of good. Why, you look ten years younger. Just as you do every time I see you, in fact. And we’re indeed humbled that you’ve consented to return.” Madame simpered at the elderly woman, dressed all in black who looked, Faith thought, even more wraith-like than usual as she pinned up the veil of her bonnet and took the seat at the table proffered by Madame who went on, “I’m sure you’ll feel even better once you’ve heard Faith’s heartfelt apology.”

Faith blushed under the scrutiny of the two pairs of expectant, unforgiving eyes, and glanced longingly at the remaining macaroon.

Yes, there were times when it was worth being abject. She mightn’t mean what she said, but if the last three years under Madame Chambon’s roof had taught her one thing, it was how to sound heartfelt and sincere when she felt anything but.

“I’m sorry for my rude comments about…” Faith hesitated. Perhaps it was best not to stir up old memories. While it must be perfectly obvious to anyone who met Lady Vernon as to why an earl’s daughter could remain a spinster into her sixtieth year, it hadn’t been in anyone’s interest – Faith’s least of all, it turned out – for Faith to have gone into quite such specific and extensive detail regarding her thoughts on the likely reasons. “I behaved like a child, though it’s such a long time ago, now, I can barely remember what was going through my head at the time. I was only seventeen and, in those days, prone to losing my temper but now I’m eighteen and, thanks to all your efforts in teaching me how to act like a lady, Lady Vernon, I’m so far from the rude and impulsive young thing I was before, you’d not recognize me today. Thanks to your thorough tutelage, I am determined that I will never speak out of turn, to you, or anyone. Indeed, I have changed! I truly believe that, confronted by a table of delicacies like this, for example, I would certainly not embarrass you or Mrs. Gedge or any lovely young man or his mother who might take me out to tea by any show of greediness or lack of restraint.”

Lady Vernon’s eyes remained fixed firmly on Faith for the duration of this speech with no indication of how forgiving or otherwise she might prove to be.

After a long silence, she spoke. “Restraint?” She sniffed. “Restraint is the most important requirement of any young lady, Faith. I’ve told you this many times, so I’m glad it’s a lesson you claim to have finally learned.”

With her eyes fixed on Faith, she reached towards the remaining macaroon that sat lonely on its plate just in front of them both, her long-fingered hand hovering just above. “Please pass that to me, Faith. I can’t seem to reach it.”

Wordlessly, Faith complied, schooling her features into impassivity while she railed inside, I hate you! I hate you! as she watched Lady Vernon transport the coconut confection to her thin, bloodless lips.

“Delicious,” Lady Vernon murmured. “In fact, I believe it is the best macaroon I have ever tasted? You must surely agree, Faith, since the plate is now empty.”

She looked pointedly at the two remaining crumbs that clung to the edge of the fine china, as if to imply that Faith had eaten the rest. Then she indicated the plate of bread and butter near Madame Chambon. “Please eat, Faith. Madame Chambon and I have a leisurely afternoon at our disposal. She and I will partake of the remaining chocolate eclairs --” Her pointed chin wobbled slightly, whether from the suppression of mirth or the swallowing of bile, Faith could only guess, “while you make good work of the bread and butter with all the ladylike restraint you’re so anxious to prove.”

Other Books in the Series:

Saving Grace (Fair Cyprians of London Book 1) by [Oakley, Beverley]
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Forsaking Hope (Fair Cyprians of London Book 2) by [Oakley, Beverley]
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Beverley Oakley’s Bio:

Debutantes, widows and the occasional courtesan test society’s boundaries in Beverley Oakley’s wicked, passionate historical romances dripping with scandal, intrigue, and suspense.

Her Fair Cyprians of London series is about a group of determined and clever courtesans at a high-class Soho brothel who use their wit and beauty to avenge past betrayals - and who find lasting love along the way.

How can there be a happily ever after? is a question many a reviewer has asked before admitting to being delighted and satisfied by the unexpected plot twists and surprise endings – just like in Beverley’s own life. You can read more on her website.

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