Thursday, December 14, 2017

Blog Tour: Unruly by Bethany-Kris

UNRULY, A Legacy Novel

by Bethany-Kris Cross + Catherine, #3 Publication Date: December 4, 2017 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Organized Crime, Mafia, Romance

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SYNOPSIS:

The crime boss.
The hustling queen.
Cross and Catherine Donati have been married five years, but the life they’ve chosen still has things to teach them yet. One can never become too comfortable in their business. Trouble soon follows.
The principe and principessa are all grown up …
It’s tough being at the top. When all Cross wants is to slow down the world, reality has a way of speeding it back up. Just when Catherine thinks she’s learned everything her mother has to teach, more lessons come her way.
A king and queen must protect their thrones …
This is their life.
This is their love.
Always.
Revered.
And unruly.
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Review

Unruly is the third book revolving around Cross and Catherine and their topsy turvy twisty road together.  With each book, we've watched them grow and change, find themselves and their place in the world and with each other.  

In this final chapter of their story - we see them as parents to their own beautiful daughter - and just as I expected - Cross was an amazing father.  Cross and Catherine have both been through a lot, their journey together wasn't easy or smooth - but what it was was chock full of an undeniable love, an immesurable connection.   This book was the culmination of everything they've been through, every hurt from the past, every struggle in the future, it all combines to show the winning team these two make and how their love is undying. 

Unruly holds true to the fashion of the other stories in giving us the suspense, the air of danger and mystery expected from a mafia novel - but there's also all the love and the swoony moments too.  There's a touch of angst, a little laughter, sweet and tender all rolled up with these characters and their daily lives.  This might be my favorite book yet from Bethany-Kris.  


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REVERE, A Legacy Novel

by Bethany-Kris Cross + Catherine, #2 Publication Date: November 6, 2017 Genres: Adult, Adult, Contemporary Romance, Mafia

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SYNOPSIS:

A Legacy Novel
She was once his liar. He was once her savior.
Cross Donati fills his days with the mafia, family, and responsibility. The wild boy is a distant memory. A waiting prince now sits in his place. An old debt puts the gunrunner right back into the path of his past, but he only sees his future.
Every king needs a queen.
Catherine Marcello learned how to stand on her own, and she no longer needs saving. The sly girl is far more dangerous now. A broken promise taught her how to live again. One conversation puts the hustler face to face with her first love, but she only sees heartache.
Every God needs a prayer.
The scars of their history runs deep. Every lie told, and each secret spilled hurts a little bit more.
Love does not care. Love will not wait.
So, why does life keep standing in the way?
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Revere is A Legacy Novel. While it can be read as a follow up to Always, it can also be read as a standalone novel.
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ALWAYS, A Legacy Novel

by Bethany-Kris Cross + Catherine, #1 Publication Date: October 2, 2017 Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Coming of Age, Mafia

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SYNOPSIS:

A Legacy Novel
A wild boy. A sly girl.
Cross Donati defines trouble. He does what he wants because he’s never known anything different. He’s unapologetic, and he owns it.
Catherine Marcello is every bit a good girl … on the outside. Her entire world is a legacy, and she lives it. She’s curious, and she’s exploring it.
She chases bad things. He never learned to be good.
They’re late nights, stolen cars, first times, fist fights, leather jackets, beaches, bloody smiles, and life. They’re vicious and precious, dangerous and harmless, innocence and sin. They are love.
Love is killing for someone. Love is living for someone.
Sometimes, you can’t keep saving your heart when it means sacrificing it, too. Sometimes, you have to learn to save yourself. Sometimes, love has to fall, crash, and burn.
This is what love is like when you’re a principe and principessa della mafia. This is what love is like when you’re Cross Donati and Catherine Marcello.
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Always is a Legacy Novel, and while it is standalone, it can also act as a prequel for Revere. Each Legacy Novel stands alone from any other book, series, or collection.
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Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to three young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.
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Release Blits: What the Hail by Lani Lynn Vale

Today we have the Release Blitz for WHAT THE HAIL by Lani Lynn Vale! Grab your copy today!

 
Title: WHAT THE HAIL Series: Hail Raisers Author: Lani Lynn Vale Genre: Romantic Suspense Release Day: December 14th
 

About WHAT THE HAIL

He’s wanted her since he repossessed her car and made her cry. Baylor Hail knew two things. One, he hated crying females. Two, it was even worse when he was the one to make that female cry. He never meant to do anything but his job, but when one thing leads to another, suddenly all he can think about is the broken woman whose car he towed. She’s wanted him since he patted her back and told her it was okay to cry even though she knew he was lying. Nothing ever goes right for Lark. Not when she got married. Not when she tried to leave her abusive husband, and not when she arrived in a new town with a fresh, clean slate. That clean slate came courtesy of a secret organization that specializes in helping abused women find a way out. They set her up with a whole new life. It just turns out that it happened to be right smack dab in the middle of another woman’s old one. That woman also happens to be down on her luck, something that Lark learns the hard way when on her first day there, her car is towed by a handsome stranger. It’s been two years since she’s felt any kind of sexual attraction toward a man, and she reacts badly. We’re talking full-on, hysterical breakdown as he loads her car onto his tow truck while looking at her like she’s lost it. Maybe being crazy isn’t all that bad. The next thing she knows, she’s spending time with the sexy stranger and life couldn’t be better—even though she still doesn’t have a car. She thinks she’s in the clear, that she’s got it all figured out… well, that is until her ex-husband finds her again. Now the ball is in her sexy stranger’s court as he decides whether or not her kind of crazy is worth getting killed over. Turns out, for Baylor Hail, maybe it is.

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As I exited their house a couple minutes later, three pieces of bacon in one hand, and a disposable cup of coffee in the other, I came to a sudden halt when I saw the woman outside getting ready to mow her lawn. She wasn’t in jeans today. No, she was in fucking Spandex. Spandex. Spandex that was pink, stretchy, and clung to her unlike anything I’d ever seen before. The closest thing I could compare it to was fucking saran wrap. “So, what are today’s panties?” I asked, my filter all but gone. This woman had the power to unman me. She grinned and said, “I’d have to take another testicle shot at you with my button for you to find out.” I was pretty sure it’d be worth it. “Come on,” I said. “My ball is still throbbing if that counts.” It was, too. Each step I took caused a sharp pain to shoot up into my belly. I’d never felt something so debilitating in my life, and I’d been hit by a goddamn car. She immediately reddened at my words. “If you have to know,” she blushed seven shades of red, “they say ‘Sour Puss’ on them. Happy?” My grin was slow as it took over my face. “Sure am.” She rolled her eyes and looked away. “Do you live on this street?” I shook my head and pointed to the house that was three down from hers. “That’s my brother’s place.” Understanding dawned. “The tow truck.” She snapped her fingers as if she was let in on a secret. “I’ve always wondered if he was the owner, or if he was just special enough to take his truck home,” she commented. I shrugged. “All of the employees take them home, honestly. The only way they don’t is if they’re still in the probationary period, but everyone that’s working for us right now is off probation.” “Why?” “Why what?” I countered. “Why do they take them home?” I shrugged again. “It’s easier to have them with us, that way when we get a call after hours, we don’t have to go to the shop before we run it.” “Ahhh,” she murmured. “That makes sense, I guess. Why would someone be on probation?” “If they’re new hires or if they’ve done something stupid like lose a car on the interstate.” She snorted. “That doesn’t actually happen, does it?” I grinned. “More than you’d think.” She leaned her hip against the lawn mower almost out of instinct as she started to laugh. However, the lawn mower started to roll, and she began to fall. Doing my manly duty, and my manly duty only, I lurched forward, ignoring the twinge in my balls, and caught her before her ass could kiss the ground. She gasped when I pulled her in line with my body, and her hands went to my chest. “That was close,” she gasped. “You’re fast.” I let her go and stepped away, and my knee nearly gave out. “Goddamn,” I groaned as I doubled over. She bent down with me, but my eyes were squeezed shut as I tried to breathe through the pain in my ball—which had trumped the pain in my knee. I really thought that I might die.

REVIEW

What the Hail is book 4 in the Hail Raisers series, and since I've read a few, but not all of the books in this series, I can tell you that you can absolutley read each book as a standalone though you'll probably get more enjoyment out of reading them all, which I'll be going back to do now. 

What the Hail brings us the love story of Baylor Hail and Lark, who just so happens to have found herself in his zone, after being given a new life in a new area in the hopes of being free and clear of her abusive ex.   

Baylor's had his own struggles in life, he's different from most guys, kind of quiet, prefers to be alone as he doesn't like being touched, and he's got a bit of sensitivity to him. Which kicks off his downfall with Lark - because he feels bad for being the man who made her cry. There's something about the quiet new woman in town that he can't seem to shake off.  

Lark isn't in the right place to start a relationship of any sort, she's struggling right now just to keep her life together, trying to keep up with bills and find her place in her new life.  But she just can't help herself where Baylor is involved. 

What the Hail delivers a touch of everything - there's laugh out loud funny moments, amazing banter, a touch of suspense, that amazing feel of family bonds, and of course so much more.  Lani Lynn Vale writes in such a way that the characters feel real, and I'm deeply involved in their stories and their lives - it's like reading about someone I already know and love and watching them find their happiness.   As with previous books in this series, not only does she deliver fun and beautiful stories for the couple involved, she also shows us the connections between the rest of the Hail brothers and their group drawing me further into the series and excited to read the rest. 


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About Lani Lynn Vale

  Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens. When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading. Lani is married with three children, and lives in the Great State of Texas.

Cover Reveal: On His Knees & Switching for Her by Laura Kaye

   

Decadent… Sensual… Forbidden…

Meet the Masters of Blasphemy…

   

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I’m excited to share the amazing cover art for the last two books in my erotic romance Blasphemy series. These are both standalone reads, and they’re going to be scorching hot and so full of emotion! Be sure to add them to your Goodreads and preorder them today! Now, check this out:  

ABOUT ON HIS KNEES (Releasing February 13, 2018):

Getting on his knees makes him question everything…and want even more…

Another failed relationship has lawyer Jamie Fielding confronting the truth—he’ll never be satisfied with any woman until he admits what he needs…to submit and to be used—hard. When a friend invites him to the exclusive Blasphemy club, Jamie is stunned to find everything he ever wanted—in the fierce, ruthless hands of a man.

Psychiatrist Alex McGarry will play with anyone who craves his rough brand of domination, but what he really wants is to settle down. Which makes the submissive male he meets at his club a bad idea—the man might be hot as hell but he’s also new to everything Alex has to offer. Except that doesn’t keep them from coming together again and again, sating every one of their darkest desires.

Master Alex sets Jamie’s whole world on fire and makes him question everything—and that’s good. Because Alex won’t tolerate hiding what they have for long and he wants much more than just having Jamie on his knees...

   

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ABOUT SWITCHING FOR HER (Coming April 24, 2018):

She’s the only one who’s ever driven him to his knees…

Blasphemy founder and hedge fund manager Hale O’Keeffe is spiraling. Nothing in his life makes sense anymore—and nothing gives him pleasure, either. Not his work, not his club, and not domination. Feeling like a fraud, he turns to an old friend for help—and receives an offer he’s surprisingly tempted to take.

Real estate investor Alina Lane likes to switch things up—houses, investments, and partners, too. She enjoys commanding and being commanded. But not everyone likes to switch, so she’s stunned when sexy, brooding, crush-from-afar Hale attends one of her private parties and reveals he needs something more, something different. Something she’s always fantasized about but never thought he’d accept.

Soon, one scorching night turns into many, and Hale realizes he’s found everything he’s been searching for. But Alina won’t be anyone’s dirty little secret, forcing Hale to decide if he’s brave enough to admit to the other Masters of Blasphemy that he craves serving her as much as dominating her.

   

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Bound to Submit #1 – FREE EVERYWHERE!

Mastering Her Senses #2

Eyes on You #3

Theirs to Take #4

On His Knees #5 (2/13/18)

Switching for Her #6 (4/24/18)

    About Laura Kaye: Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary and erotic romance and romantic suspense, including the Blasphemy, Hard Ink, and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. Laura also writes historical fiction as the NYT bestselling author, Laura Kamoie. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.        

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Cover Reveal: Man Flu by Shari J. Ryan

Cover Designer: MadHat Books
Release Date: January 17, 2018
 

Synopsis

I was trying to live every woman's dream, except my reality has been nothing but a nightmare job and a divorce at the age of thirty-two. Just when I thought things couldn't get any worse, my ex-husband, Rick, moved in next door with his life-size Barbie doll. So, that's been fun. Then, life pitched me a curve-ball in the form of a retired major-league baseball player, Logan Grier. With his panty-dropping smile, he’s like an expertly photoshopped version of David Beckham, and he's single. Could life be perfect after all? Of course not. As always, there had to be a catch. Logan had a secret, and I couldn’t help feeling like the truth was dangling right in front of my face. With Rick’s daily agenda of torturing me, Logan has been an enticing distraction, despite the little fact that he’s my temporary employee. Plus, I didn’t exactly care that his flirty behavior may have been a plan to get in good with the boss. In any case, I was willing to toss a few balls with him, seeing as my playing field hadn’t had any action in over a year. That’s when it happened…my two worlds collided. Hot temp met the ex, and a full-on bromance was born, but that’s only the beginning. The “man flu” has come out of nowhere and hit both Logan and Rick with a virus they’re claiming to be worse than childbirth. In fact, they’re pretty sure their end is near. Will the “man flu” be the kiss of death, or will it be my window for an opportunistic change?  

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About the Author

Shari J. Ryan is an International Bestselling Author of heartbreakers and mind-benders. Shari was once told she tends to exaggerate often and sometimes talks too much, which would make a great foundation for fictional books. Four years later, Shari has written eleven novels that often leave readers either in tears from laughing, or crying. With her loud Boston girl attitude, Shari isn't shy about her love for writing or the publishing industry. Along with writing several International bestsellers, Shari has split her time between writing and her longstanding passion for graphic design. In 2014, she started an indie-publishing resource company, MadHat Books, to help fellow authors with their book cover designs, as well as assistance in the self-publishing process. While Shari may not find many hours to sleep, she still manages to make time for her family. She is a devoted wife to a great guy, and a mother to two little boys who remind her daily why she was put on this earth.  

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Release Blitz: Thresholds by kate Canterbary


Snowy days, steamy nights.
The Walshes are home for the holidays.


Title: Thresholds
Series: The Walsh Series #8
Author: Kate Canterbary
Release Date: December 14, 2017

Blurb

'Twas the weekend before Christmas, when all through the North End
Not a Walsh had his life together, not even his friends;

The parties were planned by the foodies with care,
In hopes that Wes and Erin would soon find their way there;

The men were stressing over last minute shopping lists and plans,
While the ladies were busy with work and nesting and finding the right paella pans;

When out in the dining room there arose such a clatter,
The Halsted dogs sprang from their beds to see what was the matter;

They whistled and shouted and called each other names,
While the secrets and announcements and surprises quickly came;

So onto another adventure they flew
With the sleigh full of Walshes, and the Commodore too—

As they continued arguing and clamoring around,
Down the road an unexpected visitor came with a bound;

But it wasn't long until couples were all nestled snug in their beds,
With new memories of steamy holiday nights dancing in their heads.

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#1 Underneath It All


#2 The Space Between


#3 Necessary Restorations


#4 The Cornerstone




#5 Restored


#6 The Spire


#7 Preservation




Author Bio

Kate Canterbary doesn’t have it all figured out, but this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most problems, living on the ocean–Pacific or Atlantic–is the closest place to perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people—be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane—ever since.

Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn’t writing sexy architects, she’s scheduling her days around the region’s best food trucks.

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Blog Tour: Torrid Little Affair by Kendall Ryan

   

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The best way to get over someone is to get under someone else. And I have the perfect candidate all picked out.

My new assistant is tempting beyond belief with her curvy body and take-no-shit attitude. All those luscious curves, and a juicy ass I’m already in love with. God, the things that I would do to that ass…

But it’s the haunted look in her eyes that speaks to me. Like she’s taken just as much shit in her past as I have—maybe more. We both deserve a little fun.

Love can’t fix everything. Mind-blowing sex and a few killer orgasms, on the other hand?

I have a feeling those might do the trick.

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Review

I've been looking forward to this book for a while - just to see how Cooper's story came together.  

Watching as Cooper fell for Emma, and then was devestated when she chose his brother, I knew it would be an interesting story as we watched him find his own true love.  I wasn't disappointed. 

Torrid Little Affair dives us right into the story - with a glimpse of Cooper on his out of town jaunt and his return home to Boston where he finds something different waiting on him - his new assistant, Corrine. Only their introduction isn't smooth or PR perfect - and Cooper finds himself first apologizing and then propositioning more completely this woman who intrigues him. 

Corrine isn't so sure about the offer Cooper's put on the table, she needs her job and the security of it, but yet she's also compelled to see what Cooper has to offer.  There's also this attraction and connection she feels - so of course she eventually says Yes.  But things aren't as simple as they'd like them to be and life has a tendency of going a different direction than we expect. 

I'm not going to spoil the story for you, I'm not going to go into details of the plot - what I will say is that I was pulled into this book by curiosity - First anxious to see how Cooper has dealt with his rejection - how it changes his relationship with his brothers and their company and how it's going to change him when he finds his own "one".  Then I was interested in knowing more about Corrine, her past, her present, every little detail that's made her who she is and brought her to this point in life.  

This book delivers a taboo office romance with so much more going on as well.  There's just the right amount of steam and spice that when paired with the chemistry between these two delivers a romance that feels right and draws you in.  Coupled with a character with a smidge of mystery, emotions that can get awry, and Torrid Little Affair won't let you lose from it's grip until you read the last page. And then you'll be anxious for more. 



       
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Release Blitz: Ashes to Ashes by Rebecca Norinne




Title: Ashes to Ashes
Author: Rebecca Norinne
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 13, 2017



Blurb

I had it all, or so I thought. Until my husband betrayed me and my entire world came crashing down. I turned to alcohol and sex to numb my pain—a different city each night, a new man in my bed. But I’m sober now, and I’m working my way back up the country music charts. 

But then the death threats started and I needed protection. When my new bodyguard walked in the room, I couldn’t believe my eyes: the one man from my long spiral down who I never forgot. The one who played my body like an instrument.

Now we’re on the run from a madman and all I want is to forget about everything. To pretend this isn’t my life. To lose myself in him. So I let him take control.

I tried telling myself it was only sex, but I've done the unthinkable: I've fallen in love with a man who can never love me back. Because Ash has demons of his own—ones he never talks about and never will. I know I should walk away before it’s too late. But I'm an addict, and I need him. 

How do you give up something you love, even when you know it’s bad for you? How do you walk away from a man like Ash Devereaux?




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Review
First I have to say this is my first non-sports romance by Rebecca Norinne and I was just as impressed by the writing in it as I have been before, which confirms that she could write in just about any genre and grab my attention.  Oddly enough this doesn't work for every author so I love when I find that its the case. 

Ashes to Ashes is an emotional journey for Rae, a betrayed country singer who found herself at the bottom of everyone's list because of the lies told by the man who betrayed her. While she was at her lowest, still suffering from the shock of betrayal she made a (Bad) decision to allow herself to match the expectations of others and found herself circling rock bottom.  But she pulled herself out of that destructive behavior - she's still being shunned by some and hated by others, and it affects her day to day life in many ways. 

When Rae finds herself the victim of threats and in need of security - she also finds herself in the vicinity of a man she never thought she'd see again. A man she thought she left behind with her past, Ash, the man now responsible for keeping her safe.  The man she's never forgotten and even now can't seem to break their connection.  

Ash never expected his latest client to be Rae, not only because he didn't realize who she was but because he'd looked for her after their past encounter.   

Ashes to Ashes drew me in from the start, with Rae's pain and heartbreak, her spiral down, and the concern about the threats to her.  I was hooked with the connection between these two, wondering if they'd find a way to make things work between them, hoping for a resolution with the danger lurking and above all else, longing for Rae to find some peace.

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USA TODAY bestselling author Rebecca Norinne writes contemporary romance featuring smart and sexy heroines and the men who adore them. When not writing, Rebecca is watching rugby, drinking craft beer, or traveling the globe in search of inspiration for her next story. Her favorite foods are popcorn, sushi, and French fries and she’s never met a Kelly Clarkson song she didn’t like. For more information, visit http://www.rebeccanorinne.com.



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