Tuesday, September 25, 2018

RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW - Confess (Sin City Salvation #1) by A. Zavarelli


Title: Confess
Series: Sin City Salvation #1
Author: A. Zavarelli
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: September 25, 2018

Lucian

A life free from sin.
For seventeen years, I have lived and breathed those words. But there is no balm to the war inside my soul.

Until her.

The mysterious beauty too lethal to taste. She’s a thief, a con, the essence of everything I loathe. Still, she lures me in with her lying eyes.

In the dark of night, she came to confess her sins, and in the light of morning, I plotted to steal her away.

She will be my ruination. My damnation. My biggest regret.

So help me, God.
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Gypsy

A word of advice? Don’t show me your vulnerabilities because I will find a way to exploit them. I learned the hard way to take what I want from life with no regrets.

Until him.

He’s one of the most hated men in America. A soulless criminal attorney. A recluse. And as of five minutes ago, my new husband.

He wants to keep my secrets and collect my tears, but he should know that a wild animal can’t be domesticated.

I don’t know how to love men. I only know how to leave them.

With everything I want.

Oh. My. Goodness. This book had me immediately hooked, by the time I got to the end of the prologue I knew I wouldn't be able to put this down till I finished. This is a book that would have you think you know how the basic story will play out. But the more you read, the more the layers are peeled away, giving you a tightly woven complex story that blends action, drama and intense emotions that keep you engaged and hanging on to the very end. On the surface, Gypsy and Lucian couldn't be more different, but they ply their craft in a similar manner; one just happens to be the legal way. Blackmail and a marriage of convenience are in the immediate future for Gypsy, as everything she's doing is to keep her sister safe. 

I walked into my office and found the tall, leggy brunette waiting for me. She wasn’t the only one either. Beside her, Ace played around on his phone while Birdie flipped through a magazine. I wasn’t surprised to see her this soon. In all honesty, I’d expected her to show up at my door last night, demanding to have Ace removed from her presence. But it appeared as though they survived the night, just barely. “May I have a word with you?” Gypsy asked. “You may,” I told her as I checked my watch. “In thirty minutes. When my lunch is finished.” Her eyes narrowed, and she planted her hands on her hips as she stood. “You must be joking.” “I don’t joke,” I responded flatly. She stalked forward, stopping only when she’d breached the narrow distance that few people ever dared to try with me. She was reverting to her baser skills of seduction, but I doubted she even realized it. The instinct came naturally to her, often rewarding her with whatever she wanted, and admittedly, it might have worked on me too once. She smelled of coconut oil and sunshine, and it encouraged a vivid image of her lying out on the beach. I could almost bet that if I were to touch her skin, it would be warm too. So warm that it would be easy to get lost in. She probably counted on it, but I was prepared to let Gypsy know from the start how this game would be played. There were only one set of rules, and they were mine. “Do you want me to throw a fit?” she threatened as her eyes darted around my office. “Because I will.” Now that was funny. My lips tilted despite my resolve to remain dry as toast. “Do you think it would be the first time someone threw a fit in here?” I asked her. “I’m sorry to tell you sweetheart, but it wouldn’t.” “It would probably be the first time someone accused you of holding them hostage in front of your employees.” I turned and gestured for her to go ahead. “Be my guest.” Her lips tightened, and she clamped down on her jaw. After watching her for so long, these unintelligent threats from her were a disappointment. Of course, she wouldn’t make a scene because she had more to lose than I did. “Thirty minutes,” I repeated. “I’ll have my secretary call for you when I’m finished.” I walked into my office and shut the door behind me.
A. Zavarelli is a book junkie, cat lover, and traveler when plagued by intense cases of wanderlust. She likes all things chocolate, books that come with warnings, and putting her characters through hell. 

Her tales have been known to flirt with darkness and sometimes court it unabashedly altogether. Revenge themes and tortured souls are her favorites to write and this gives her an excuse to watch bizarre and twisted documentaries in her spare time.

She is slightly obsessed with Theo James and funny animal memes. If you don’t mind these things, you should add her on facebook.
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Monday, September 24, 2018

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW - The Soldier and the Siren (Shifters of Black Isle #2) by Lorelei Moone

The Soldier and the Siren, A Wolf Shifter Fantasy Romance

by Lorelei Moone Shifters of Black Isle, #2 
Publication Date: September 20, 2018 
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Shifters, Novella, Standalone

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SYNOPSIS:

He’s the enemy. Our union is forbidden. That’s why I have to have him.

Liliwen has all she could wish for, yet her sheltered life as Princess under the Seas leaves her unfulfilled. She goes rogue and travels to the enemy’s territory. When she sees him, she knows he’s a rare specimen. A soldier with many a battle scar. She ought to flee… but the challenge is on. Can she chisel through his defenses and seduce the enemy? Even though she risks losing her heart, or even her life, in the process?

She’s the enemy. I ought to capture the spy and throw her in the dungeon.

Teaq, as General of Black Isle’s armies, has always led a life of all work and no play. Being passed over as his younger brother took the throne left him disgruntled and bitter. All this changes when he finds a mermaid in the waters surrounding his territory. Something about her enchants and awakens feelings in him which he never thought he’d have. A ray of hope lighting up the darkness in his heart.

Their meeting makes them rethink their allegiances. The war that has raged between their people, seems nothing more than a pointless squabble with neither beginning nor end in sight. But in a world so dangerous and fragile, beauty rarely lasts. If discovered, their love would spell the end for both of them.

The Soldier and the Siren is the second installment in Lorelei Moone’s brand new fantasy romance series, Shifters of Black Isle. Shifters, magic and relatable characters; set in a mysterious, distant land, where anything seems possible, and yet all its inhabitants hold dear could be destroyed in an instant. One-click now and find out what all the fuss is about!

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Another short but entertaining story for this series, this book focuses on Broc's older brother Teaq, and Liliwen, a merfolk princess. Given what each truly are, and the animosity between their people, a romance is the last thing either of them needs to deal with. But the heart knows who it wants, even if one tries to use all the reasoning and common sense as to why a relationship wouldn't work.

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SYNOPSIS:

Abandoned by her people, a young woman was being sent to her doom.

Kelly was going to be a prisoner; a slave. At least that’s what she thought as she waited for the mysterious giants that lived on the Black Isles to claim her. A human sacrifice, once every eight years. That’s what it took to keep mankind safe from these savages.

The human would ensure the survival of his bloodline. Whether he liked it or not.

Broc’s reign as King of the Black Isles had lasted seven years already. That was a long time to go without a queen and therefore, an heir. He knew what he had to do; to claim the human offering and make her his own.

When they met, it changed everything. A glimmer of hope, even of love, in unexpected places. But life on the Black Isles was far from simple. And there were powerful secrets, yet to be uncovered, that could change everything yet again.

Claimed by the King is the first in Lorelei Moone’s brand new fantasy romance series, Shifters of Black Isle. Shifters, magic and relatable characters; set in a mysterious, distant land, where anything seems possible, and yet all its inhabitants hold dear could be destroyed in an instant.
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ABOUT LORELEI MOONE

Lorelei Moone is an author of paranormal / fantasy romance based in London. A lover of all things sweet, and caffeinated, when she’s not writing about sexy bear shifters and their strong-willed curvaceous love interests, Lorelei can be found baking cookies or cakes for her family.

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RELEASE BLITZ - Once Upon a Sure Thing (Heartbreaker Series #2) by Lauren Blakely

Who’s ready for a sure thing? We’ve got your next racy read right here!

"I'm falling for my best friend...Have I mentioned he's also my new bandmate? Oops."

Don’t miss this delicious rock star romance from #1 NYT bestseller Lauren Blakely containing:

✔ Miller, a sexy and sweet rocker with a dirty mouth!

✔ Ally, a singer and a mom who loves her peeps with her whole heart!

✔ A best-friends-to-lovers romance that'll make you swoon!

Sizzling hot, swoony and sweet, and filled with everything in between, ONCE UPON A SURE THING is full of heat, heart, humor and sexy times you’re sure to love.

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It's so easy being best friends with a gorgeous, talented, charming guy.

Said no woman ever. Except me.
My friendship with Miller is a sure thing — he’s my plus one, my emergency contact, and my shoulder to lean on. He’s also been by my side helping me raise one helluva awesome kid who’s the center of my world.
Nothing will change our easy breezy friendship. Until I have the bright idea to convince him to start a new band with me.
Trouble is, our sizzling chemistry in the recording studio is getting harder to ignore, no matter how risky it might be.

***

Sing sexy songs with the woman you’ve been lusting after? Get up close and personal as you croon to the woman you’ve wanted for years?
Piece of cake. NOT.
Performing with the sweet, sassy and insanely wonderful Ally is like one gigantic obstacle course of challenges for my libido. And my libido is one sexy love song away from kissing her senseless and taking her home.
But, I’m not a serious kind of guy, and she’s not a one-night-stand kind of woman. If we cross the horizontal line, we might risk our sure thing and end up out of tune forever...

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EXCERPT
~Miller~
     She sings like a sinner. She sings like an angel. She sounds like whiskey and sugar. I’ve only ever known her for her church-bell voice, but now she’s a glorious mix of dirty and sweet, and I never knew she had it in her. 
     But I can’t marinate in this change-up. It’s showtime for me. 
     Grabbing the mic, I dive into my first line as I gaze into those blue eyes of my friend. Only I have to think of her as Honey, so I sing to the new woman about how I can’t do without her, how I need her now. 
     Something is in the air between us when we sing, something charged. Something that hasn’t been there before. Stage chemistry. 
     I move closer as if I’m drawn by the pull of gravity that I have no control over. We lock eyes and everyone else fades away. I’m still in shock that I’m loving singing a song with my best friend. 
     That’s what terrifies me. Especially since we sound good together, and we move well together. 
     Maybe we even look good together, as we belt out this hot-as-fuck duet, and for the first time we’re not butchering a holiday tune or destroying “Total Eclipse of the Heart” at karaoke. As she moves closer to me, we sing the final chorus like it’s going out of style, and when the music softens, I can’t resist. I finger a strand of her blonde wig, the coconut scent from her lotion floating into my nose. 
     Reluctantly, I let the hair fall. 
     Clapping rings loud in my ears.
     Jackson, Miles, and Campbell give a standing O. Jackson holds up his phone, pointing to it, letting me know he caught it on video. 
     “Chemistry,” the guys all shout, practically in unison. 
     But I’m not supposed to have chemistry with my best friend. 
     That’s the problem. 
     “What the hell just happened here?” I whisper to Ally, befuddled.
     Her mouth opens, and her eyes go wide, and she blurts out, “I have an appointment. I need to go.”
     She takes off, leaving in her wake a trail of chemistry and coconut and confusion.

 

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"Once Upon a Sure Thing is another must-read rom-com from Lauren Blakely. It's just as heart-meltingly romantic, just as sinfully sexy, and just as achingly sweet as the first book in the Heartbreakers Series." - Yvette at Nose Stuck in a Book

"This book was HOT. Sizzling. The build up, the banter, just everything about these two is amazing. The anticipation was killing me. And when they're together? Holy moly wow, hot as hell!" - Escape into a BookSite
   

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"Exhilarating, titillating, and hot as heck! An absolute reading enjoyment! I am re-reading it again! Don't miss this one!" - As You Wish Reviews
   
We’ve got your next binge read right here! Don’t miss all of the standalone full-length novels in The Heartbreakers Series!
 

Three brothers. Three rock stars. Three standalones.

The Heartbreakers Series—full-length, standalone romantic comedies with no cliffhangers releasing within one month so you can binge read these sexy novels! You can indulge in three delicious romances -- a sexy one-night stand with an off-limits woman, a best-friends-to-lovers tale, and a falling-for-my-buddy's-sister love story. All come with banter, sexy times, and single parents! So get your one-clickers ready for these sexy & charming men! Each love story will make you laugh, swoon and fan yourself from the heat!

September 10: Once Upon a Real Good Time

September 24: Once Upon a Sure Thing

October 8: Once Upon a Wild Fling

About Lauren Blakely:


A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she's sold more than 2.5 million books. In September she'll release ONCE UPON A SURE THING, a sexy best-friends-to-lovers romance.

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BOOK TOUR & REVIEW - Reid (Vested Interest #4) by Melanie Moreland


Title: Reid
Series: Vested Interest Series
Author: Melanie Moreland
Genre: Contemporary/Romantic Comedy Romance
Release Date: September 17, 2018 
Cover Design: Melissa Ringuette @ Monark Design Services


"Be prepared to laugh hard and swoon even harder. Reid is all the things I adore about romance--funny, sexy and chock-full of sweet, true love." B. Cranford, author of About Time 
"If beta heroes who love hard and aren't afraid to share their feelings is your brand of book boyfriend catnip, you're going to want to pick this one up." Rebecca Norinne, author of Not Quite Perfect 
"What makes this book special is watching Reid not just fall in love, but learn to love and be loved. Such a treat, and a deliciously satisfying close to a wonderful series!" Christi Barth, author of Bad Boys Gone Good series


You’ve met the men of BAM. Now get to know the rebel.

Who is Reid Matthews?
A child, abandoned and unloved.
A teen, adrift and disregarded, using his superior tech skills for the wrong intentions.
A young adult, his future overshadowed by his prison record, his life an endless loop of loneliness.
Until he is given a second chance and a new life emerges.
A career he once thought he could only dream of, surrounded by people who show him that family and home aren’t simply words.
And a girl who shows him the greatest, most complex code he could ever write.
Love.

I've read the first 3 books of this series, but this book is my favorite of the 4. Reid is that adorkable guy with a hinky, shady past, but he's working towards a better future. My heart broke for him because of his past; no child should ever have to live with those feelings and reality that Reid went through. His fresh start comes courtesy of the men of BAM, and finally Reid has the sense of belonging and family. I love the advice and words of encouragement BAM bestow upon Reid, especially when it comes to Becca. The two of them together are perfect, but Reid does worry about his past and he's doubts himself and whether or not he's the right man for Becca. Finally seeing Reid's turn in the spotlight gave me all kinds of happy feels.
We spent the entire day together. I worked on the system, with Becca acting as my assistant. More than once, she rose up on her toes for a kiss. More than once, I had her pressed to the wall, devouring her mouth. It was the best install I had ever done.
“You are such a good kisser,” she murmured against my mouth. “How can a virgin be so good at kissing?”
Pleased she was enjoying my caresses, I grinned. “I have kissed girls and women, but, as I said, I haven’t gone beyond that.” I cupped her face, dragging my lips across her cheek to her sensitive earlobe. “I was waiting for the right person.”
“And I’m that person?”
“Yes,” I stated with conviction, dropping another kiss to her mouth. “You are.” I ran my fingers over my lips, then grabbed my drill.
“Why do you do that?”
“Do what?”
“You press your fingers on your mouth every time we kiss.”
“Oh, ah…” I stalled, looking over her shoulder. I felt heat prickle my neck.
“Tell me,” she insisted. “I want to know.”
“I like how it feels when you kiss me. I guess I’m sort of sealing you into me. Keeping your taste locked into my mouth.”
She stared at me, blinking and silent.
“Is that weird? It’s weird. I’m sorry.”
I wasn’t prepared when she launched herself at me. The drill flew one way; we hit the wall behind me, a mass of entangled arms and legs, her mouth on mine, hard and passionate. I slid down the wall to the floor, taking her with me. She was ferocious in her intensity, her kisses deep and possessive.
“You say the most erotic words,” she groaned. “Sealing my taste into you?”
“So, not weird?” I moaned as she kissed her way down my neck.
“No, not weird.” She hovered over me, her dark hair falling like a waterfall around us. “You turn me on like no man has ever done, Reid. Ever.” She kissed me again.
I was good with that.
New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them. 
While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip. 
Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She's learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.
Melanie is represented by Flavia Viotti at Bookcase Literary Agency. For any questions regarding subsidiary or translation rights please contact her at flavia@bookcaseagency.com
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