Tuesday, January 16, 2018

INK: A Love Story on 7th and Main by Elizabeth Hunter: Cover Reveal


Blurb:

It’s everything but business as usual.

Emmie Elliot hadn’t expected to come back to Metlin, California. She definitely didn’t expect to stay. She returned to her childhood home with a mission: Sell the building that housed her grandmother’s book store and move on with her life.

But life doesn’t always go according to plan.

To reopen her grandmother’s book shop, Emmie will need a hook. She’ll need a strategy. She’ll need an… Ox?

Miles Oxford doesn’t have much interest in quiet bookstore owners. He’s a tattoo artist without a space to work, and the last thing he wants is to get involved with anyone after his last disaster of a relationship. Work and pleasure don’t mix for Ox, but since he doesn’t have any interest in the cute girl with the bold business proposal, he should be safe from any awkward complications, right?

She sells ink. He tattoos it. Unusual? Yes. But a book shop/tattoo studio might be the ticket for both Emmie and Ox to find success on their own terms. As long as they keep their attention focused on business.

Just on business.

INK is an all new, stand-alone contemporary romance by Elizabeth Hunter, author of the Elemental Mysteries, the Irin Chronicles, and other works of fiction.

Releases: March 13, 2018


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About the Author:

ELIZABETH HUNTER is a contemporary fantasy, paranormal romance, and paranormal mystery author. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College and a former English teacher. She once substitute taught a kindergarten class, but decided that middle school was far less frightening. She’s the author of the Elemental Mysteries, the Irin Chronicles, and the Cambio Springs Mysteries.


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Tempt Me (Bachelor Bad Boys #2) by Carly Phillips: Release Blitz


Blurb:

The single dad & the nanny ...

Burned by an ex with a wandering eye, Austin Rhodes has sworn off women. His sole focus is his young daughter - and despite his good intentions, the little girl's live-in nanny. He hired Mia Atwood to care for his child but he finds himself lusting after her instead. Keeping his distance isn’t easy but he’s determined to be a gentleman. Until Mia's past comes back to haunt her and she’s in need of Austin’s brand of protection. Suddenly she’s his in every sense of the word — and he’ll do whatever it takes to shield the woman who tempts him beyond reason.


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About Carly Phillips:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today's readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pace at a better price. Her Serendipity books will still finish up in January/February 2014 via Berkley as planned. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She's a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she's a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers.

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Enticing Daphne by Jessica Prince: Blog Tour Excerpt


Blurb:

It’s easy to stop believing in happily ever afters when the man you thought you’d spend the rest of your life with abandons you right before your wedding day. After that disastrous event I decided that commitment was for suckers. I was young, successful, and in the prime of my life.

I didn’t need a man to make me happy.

Then an unexpected blast from the past came waltzing into my studio and decided I was a challenge he was more than willing to accept. The only problem is that he doesn’t remember he’s met me before.

He’s the ultimate playboy, determined to stop at nothing until he entices the hell out of me. But if Caleb McMannus thinks he can lure me in with his sinful looks and silver tongue, then he’s…probably right.



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About the Author:

Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That's why God created central air, after all.

Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy--she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.

In addition to being a wife and mom, she's also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books--romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it's a passion...there's a difference. Not that she'd expect a boy to understand.

Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.

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Excerpt:

Google was quickly becoming the bane of my existence.

What had started as curiosity about Caleb McMannus had blossomed into a full-blown obsession. Once you Googled, there was no going back. I was disgusted with myself.

Not only because it seemed I’d banged a guy whose dick had already been in half the female population of the United States, but also because I couldn’t stop thinking about the stupid man-whore. It was a sickness. A gross, disappointing sickness that I’d spent weeks trying to cure myself of to no avail.

Each gossip column of his sexcapades, each picture of him in a compromising position—and there were many, all of them with a different woman—was cringe-worthy. But I couldn’t stop myself from searching them out.

What was worse, I couldn’t stop thinking about our night together. It had been the most intense, toe-curling experience of my life. And even though I pretty much hated him for forgetting about me, I wanted it again.

Damn my needy, traitorous vagina!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland: Release Blitz Review


Blurb:

My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.

We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.

I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.

We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn't dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.

I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems.

Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?

Nothing, I thought.

It’s just sex, not love.

But you know what they say about the best laid plans…






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About Vi Keeland:

Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting USA Today Best Selling smut author by night!


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Michelle's Review:

I always save a spot on my review calendar for the next Vi Keeland book no matter how far out its planned. Sex, Not Love just reinforces why I often choose to turn down signing up for some books that I may also really want to review or give a try even before I've actually had a chance to sign up for the next Keeland hit so that I won't take the chance of missing out. My list is never too full when it comes to a Vi Keeland book as each new release is just too good to pass up, too good to take the chance of being too busy to read for sometime after release, and too good to wait for release day. I need my early copy.

While most of Vi Keeland's books are super fun and sexy with a couple nice twists thrown in, Sex, Not Love is all that, plus a whole lot of romance. Vi Keeland writes romance, so that seems pretty par for the course, right? Well this book may be incredibly fun with lots of signature banter, it may have just the right amount of steam to build you up, but not inundate you with bedroom time, the characters may be endearing and compelling, but above all, this story, in particular, is extraordinarily romantic. Even more so than some of her previous books and especially more than many of the romances I've read lately and I loved it every minute of it. Sex, Not Love had me feeling all kinds of warm and fuzzy, troubled and frustrated, fervent and swoony. It was sweet, it was touching, and it was downright dreamy.

What exactly gave this book a more romantic feeling overall than many of its contemporaries? Mostly I believe it is the emotional, heart wrenching storyline, but I also think it has a lot to do with a combination of all of its wonderful pieces. Great characters? For Sure. Hunter is absolutely delicious; lovably arrogant, dirty, hot, and sexy, yet also wonderfully soft, tender, and caring. Natalia is confident and spirited with just enough vulnerability and a hefty dose of selflessness. Izzy is a surprising addition to the story who is sullen and stoic, but also smart, sweet, and thoughtful once she decides to come around. Angsty? Just enough. Hunter may have had a good reason, or at least a moderately convincing reason, for his interest in only sex, not love, but it doesn't mean I didn't want to smack him over the head at least once every few chapters, not to mention Natalia's issues. Entertaining? You know it. Aside from the searing sexy times and the giddy humor, the storytelling keeps you coming back for more, and as I found, even if you think you have the twist all figured out, it will keep you reading for confirmation and to find out the outcome for the characters you are almost instantly invested in.

In the end, Vi Keeland may have proposed sex, not love with this story, but no matter what she does, it is always love, love, love with every book. If you like a little spice and a lot of fun, but love a whole lot of love and emotion, Sex, Not Love is just what the doctor ordered.

*complimentary copy provided by author for an honest review

Rating: 4.5 Stars