Spotlight – Broken Honor

Tags

, ,

I hope y’all remember Seal of Honor and Honor Reclaimed because the wonderful Tonya Burrows has brought us another story!  I’ll tell you what I think of it soon, but you’ll probably want to get a copy of your own :)

*****

Wounded warrior Travis Quinn, battles against memory loss and time to locate the mother of his unborn child, Mara Escareno, when she is kidnapped and sold into the dark and dangerous world of human trafficking.

Fans of Kaylea Cross, Cristin Harber, and Lynn Rae Harris will enjoy the dark, emotional and sexy third book in the Hornet series by Tonya Burrows.

BH500Broken Honor

HORNET series

by Tonya Burrows

Blurb:

Ice-cold and unbreakable, Travis Quinn is the HORNET team’s hard-ass. No weaknesses. Except, of course, for the accident that not only destroyed his career as a Navy SEAL, but left terrifying blanks in his memory. But Travis remembers everything about Mara Escareno—the curve of her lips, the feel of her body…and how he walked out on her suddenly six weeks ago.

Mara could never resist the dangerously sexy Travis, which is probably how she ended up pregnant and disowned by her family. But before Travis can fully process the news, Mara is kidnapped by his enemies and plunged into the violent, merciless world of human trafficking. They want Travis—and the information locked within his damaged memory—no matter the cost. And now Travis’s enemies have discovered his only weakness…Mara.

Available at: Goodreads AmazonBarnes & NobleKoboiTunes

*****

Excerpt:

A special look at Broken Honor, courtesy of Tonya Burrows:

You cut your hair.

This is one of my favorite scenes in the whole book. Quinn and Mara have been very conflicted about their relationship up until this point, but when she’s in danger, he goes charging after with his team. And Mara’s reaction when she sees him, to rub his head and comment on his haircut, is just such a touching moment between them. It’s really kind of a turning point, the start of them trying to fix the problems in their relationship.

***

The door blasted inward with a small explosion. Mara slammed her eyes shut against the blinding flash, and the other three women let out deafening screams. She wrenched her hair from a stunned Olesea’s grasp as two men in white filed into the house, rifles aimed. One shouted commands at Olesea in Russian. The other moved toward Mara with single-minded intent in his shadowed eyes.

No. No, dammit. She was not going to Dubai. This was not how it was going to end for her.

She knocked the bucket of dirty water into his path, then bolted toward the kitchen at the back of the house, intent on getting her hands on the butcher knife she’d been planning to steal since she first saw it, the one that Olesea hung right out in the open by the kitchen sink like a taunt. The knife wouldn’t do her a lick of good if one of the white-clad men decided to shoot her, but it didn’t matter. She needed a weapon. She would fight for her baby until the very last breath left her lungs—and then she’d come back and haunt her murderer’s ass.

A third man caught her around the waist just on the other side of the kitchen door. She kicked and screamed and clawed at his white-and-gray-paint-smeared face, but his hard arms only tightened around her.

The man chasing her skidded to a stop. “Got her?”

“Yeah. Go help the others, Ian. We have incoming,” the man holding her responded, and every muscle in her body went to water at the sound of his voice. She sagged, her legs no longer able to hold her upright. As he easily took her weight and scooped her up in his arms, his hood fell off his head.

Travis. Under all of that war paint and white winter gear, it really was him. He’d found her.

“You cut your hair.” Such a stupid thing to say, but it was the first thing that popped into her dazed mind. She lifted a hand and rubbed her palm over the prickly dark blond stubble. His eyes closed and the room, the noise from the rest of the house—it all vanished with his soft exhale.

It was just the two of them in that moment.

The outside cold clung to his coat, but she huddled closer until her nose touched the bare skin of his neck. Oh, his scent. Sandalwood and a dark, warm spice. She breathed it in and wanted to hold it—hold him—inside her forever.

Tears blurred her vision. “Travis…”

He said nothing, but his arms tightened around her in a fierce hug, and for the first time since Zaryanko took them captive, she felt truly safe.

*****

Tonya Burrows.633x882Author Info:

Tonya Burrows wrote her first romance in 8th grade and hasn’t put down her pen since. Originally from a small town in Western New York, she’s currently soaking up the sun as a Florida girl. She suffers from a bad case of wanderlust and usually ends up moving someplace new every few years. Luckily, her two dogs and ginormous cat are excellent travel buddies.

When she’s not writing about hunky military heroes, Tonya can be found at a bookstore or the dog park. She also enjoys painting, watching movies, and her daily barre workouts. A geek at heart, she pledges her TV fandom to Supernatural and Dr. Who.

Connect with Tonya at: Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Google + | Pinterest | GoodReads

*****

Giveaway:

Spread the love and enter to win the tour-wide giveaway!

4 Chances to win e books from Tonya’s back list and a grand prize of signed copies of Seal of Honor, Honor Reclaimed, and Vision of Darkness!

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/b050ef2961/

*****

BrokenHonortourbadge

Check out the rest of the tour below:

2/23/15- Blitz Stops:

The Book Nympho

Splashes into Books

Megpie93’s Book Blog

2/24/15- Reviews

This Wacky Momma Reads!!

Smitten with Reading

Em & M Books

Adventures in Bookland             

For the Love of Bookends

Becky on Books

Those Crazy Book Chicks

Tangled Hearts and Boxer Briefs

Smokin’ Hot Book Blog

A Little Fiction of Every Flavour

My Reading Reality

mignon mykel : reviews

Smut Book Junkie Reviews

Kitty’s Book Spot!

Talking Books Blog

Read Your Writes

Unbound Passion

2/25/15-Blitz Stops

Literary Treasure Chest

Carpe Diem

Romance Readers Book Blog

MsRomanticReads

Njkinny’s World of Books & Stuff

Travels n Reads

2/26/15- Blitz Stop

LeAnn’s Book Reviews

2/27/15- Blitz Stop

Romantic Reads and Such

Spotlight – Lucian’s Soul

Tags

, ,

I love the idea of this one – the reimagining of the battle between angels & demons … so cool!  This is going to the top of my TBR file.

*****

LuciansSoulLucian’s Soul

by Hazel Gower

Release Date: February 12, 2015

Genre: Erotic Romance, M/F, Para Demons/Angels

Publisher: ARe

Blurb:

Since the beginning of time, humanity has made one fatal mistake… Angels and demons are not who humans think they are.

For millennia it has been up to the king of the demons, Lucian, to save humans and shifters from the horrors the angels inflict upon the world and the innocents living within it.

He’s grown weary of the war and his passion for saving his charges has faded. But there is hope. It is said when the angels are close to achieving their goal, and Lucifer himself barely cares anymore, the tides will turn and love will cure all. Lucifer will find his one. His soul mate. A mate who will love him unconditionally, lending him strength and power more deadly than anyone could imagine. And now…that time has come.

*****

Author Info:

Hazel Gower is the mother of four terrors between the ages of four and nine. She started writing down her story ideas in high school, and never really stopped. Writing is her salvation. After she’s gotten all the kids in bed and has cleaned up, she sits at the computer, or sometimes with a notebook and a pencil, to relax, write, and escape. Website: www.hazelgower.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HazelGowerAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HazelGower1

*****

Tour Info:

Click on the banner below for the rest of the tour

Lucians Soul Banner 851 x 315

 

Spotlight – Small, Dark and Handsome

Tags

,

To help with Hump Day, check out Small, Dark and Handsome - a romantic comedy that looks like it could be a hoot.

*****

SM&HSmall, Dark and Handsome

by Kevin D. Patterson

Blurb:

Ethan Anderson desperately wants to find his soulmate and he’s convinced that his height of 5’6” is limiting his options. Not wanting to end up like his friends with shallow lives filled with clubs and one-night stands, Ethan turns to a popular dating website where he connects with Anna Collins, a born-again Christian who just may be the woman he’s been looking for. But, when she’s ready for a committed relationship, will Ethan be able to ignore his friends, abide by Anna’s celibate lifestyle, and look beyond her five-inch height advantage to see a future with her before she gives up and moves on?

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

*****

authorAuthor Info:

Kevin D. Patterson is an experienced marketing writer and has developed communications for many of today’s leading brands, including HP, American Express, Oracle, and Deloitte. After much encouragement from friends and family, he decided to pursue his passion for creative writing, and the end result was his debut fiction novel, Small, Dark, and Handsome. Kevin was born and raised in San Francisco, CA, and has also lived in Michigan, New York, and overseas in India. He currently lives in Plano, Texas with his wife and son. A graduate of the University of Michigan’s MBA program, Kevin is an avid sports fan and tennis player. You can keep up with Kevin and his upcoming projects at www.kevindpatterson.com

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/authorkevindpatterson

Twitter https://twitter.com/kpztweets

*****

Tour Schedule:

February 2

Book featured at 3 Partners in Shopping

February 3

Guest blogging at What Is That Book About

February 4

Book featured at Rainy Day Reviews

February 5

Guest blogging at The Dark Phantom

February 6

Book featured at I Heart Reading

February 9

Book reviewed at The Phantom Paragrapher

February 11

Interviewed at Review From Here

February 17

Interviewed at Literal Exposure

February 20

Guest blogging at Bent Over Bookwords

February 24

Interviewed at The Writer’s Life

February 25

Book featured at Romantic Reads and Such

February 26

Interviewed at I’m Shelf-ish

February 27

Book reviewed at Harlie’s Books

Spotlight – Cinderella and the Ghost

Tags

, ,

I love reimaginings of fairy tales and this one looks fantastic!

(Some of y’all might remember that we’ve seen this series before with Sleeping Beauty and the Demon.)

*****

CinderellaCinderella and the Ghost

The Cursed Princes Book Four

by Marina Myles

Release Date: February 17, 2015

Genre: Historical/paranormal romance

ISBN: 9781601832832

Publisher: Kensington

Blurb:

A stroke of paint and a stroke of luck. Will they come together to create magic at the stroke of midnight?

When her demanding stepmother died, Ella Benoit knew just how far their fortunes had fallen, unlike her spoiled stepsisters. So she never expected the bequest from her late father. A chateau in France and the freedom to live her own life, all at once!

The chateau has seen better days, but Ella knows she can put the ruined house to rights. The life-size portrait of its first owner, Jean-Daniel Girard, seems to watch her work with approval, even pleasure. With bright blue eyes, strong features, and an athlete’s body, the viscount is a tempting sight even now, more than three hundred years after his tragic death. But the more she looks at the portrait, the more convinced Ella is that she’s met Jean-Daniel before. In another life, perhaps—or maybe, as the form who haunts the halls at night, invading Ella’s dreams…

Available at   Amazon    BN    iTunes    Kobo    BooksaMillion

*****

Excerpt:

As Ella passed the drawing room, she halted. Eerie goose bumps blanketed her arms. Drawn to the room, she felt as though she’d been in it before.

She crossed the threshold under a sudden trance. Icy stabs of déjà vu assaulted her because the ornate furnishings and draperies seemed extremely familiar. Perhaps, she considered, I’ve seen the room in one of Adelaide’s real estate or decorating magazines.

Taking a few steps forward, she noticed a huge blank spot on the east wall. The area’s wallpaper not only showed a variance in color, it outlined a missing, life-sized painting or tapestry.

How odd. Why had the art work been removed? Where was it now?

An unrelenting force summoned her closer to the blank spot. Her inquisitiveness grew. If the missing object was indeed a life-sized painting, it must have taken forever to complete. She wondered about its subject. A landscape? More likely, a portrait.

Prodded to start a hunt, she went through several rooms on Château de Maincy’s main level. She searched the front parlor, the back parlor, and the music room. Her favorite was the ballroom. As she entered, a spark met her toes. Wide-eyed, she noticed that rays of sunshine cast a sparkling aura over its faded parquet floor. A glittering chandelier hung in the center of the gold-toned room and anchored the enormous space.

When the chandelier caught a beam of sunlight, Ella received another spark. She put her hand to her warm cheeks. She could almost hear strains of a quadrille—and the drone of chatter as if she were at a party.

Not a party. She rephrased the thought. A ball.

Eyes blurred, she slipped into a deeper trance. Suddenly, she was wearing a stunning costume and was stepping into waltz with a debonair nobleman sporting a mask. The nobleman pulled her tightly against him. Other guests wearing masks looked on.

It was a masquerade ball! More scenes flashed before Ella. Warm wind gusted into the room and then—

Exiting the trance, she realized that the hair on the back of her neck stood on end. Why in heaven had she experienced that?

Her father had written that Ella had been at the château before. Yet she had no conscious memory of the visit. Maybe, she thought as she rubbed her eyes, the atmosphere of this house is too seductive to resist.

Still reeling from the vision, her attention shifted to a long-case clock in the corner. Its shattered face was visible through a hinged glass panel that hung ajar. The top of the clock bore a large, vertical gash.

How odd.

Ella inched closer. The open door revealed that the time-piece had been frozen at twelve o’clock. She touched the immobile hands—and in the bright light of the room, she noticed that the clock’s maker had etched his name and creation date into a groove bordering the clock’s pendulum.

Montbleu ~ 1703.

All at once, Ella remembered standing in front of the long-case clock, precisely like this. But how could that be? She must have repressed memories from her visit here as a child. Yet, she couldn’t explain the vision of herself dancing with the handsome man.

Once she confirmed that a life-sized painting wasn’t hanging in the ballroom, she made her way up the grand staircase. Inexplicably, she felt drawn to where she was going. When she reached the second floor of the house, she studied a wall of faded frescoes depicting late seventeenth century life. When something told her to go on, she padded to the third floor landing.

A palpable hush filled the corridor ahead of her. Then a charged stream of energy rushed through the hall. Since all the curtains were drawn over the arched windows, the hallway sat in darkness and shadow. Ella should be doing so many things. Unpacking. Cleaning. Deciding which bedroom would be hers. But a sense of urgency prompted her feet to continue.

What will I find in this part of the house? Glimpses of the valiant but very dead Jean-Daniel Girard?

Gulping, she opened door after door and peeked in. She finally came to a storage space, with an additional staircase leading up to an attic. Creeping up those stairs, Ella surveyed the articles on the landing. Broken mirrors and articles of furniture draped in white sheets lay strewn about. Tangled strings of cobwebs swathed the wood paneling.

A glowing beam of sunlight angled into the room. Ella’s pulse sped. In the corner, she spotted an item covered with a black cloth. The object reclined against the far wall—and appeared to be larger than she was. Pushing the curtains open, she allowed more sunlight to bathe the space. Hands quivering, she moved back to the draped item and pulled away the black cloth.

The painting’s gilded frame was stunning. On it, Ella located a nameplate.

 

Jean-Daniel Girard—Viscount de Maincy

1677-1703

 

Slowly, as though her life was being altered with every centimeter, her stare ascended to the nobleman’s astonishing face. Instantly, the world fell into a compelling silence.

Jean-Daniel Girard was tall, muscular, and inarguably handsome. In fact, his good looks were so striking that Ella could barely breathe as she gazed upon them. More than that, she knew she’d seen his face somewhere before. While she racked her brain about where she’d seen it, her gaze roamed over Jean-Daniel’s sold body, penetrating aquamarine eyes, and angular features. He could be described as classically handsome. The epitome of male beauty, really. And thankfully, that classic quality helped him transcend the fanciful clothing and wig he wore.

Ella took a step in and studied him some more. True to subjects painted in that era, he wasn’t smiling. Rather, he seemed a pensive and a bit melancholy. However, she could tell from the laugh lines bracketing his generous mouth that he grinned often.

Incredibly lifelike, Jean-Daniel seemed capable of emerging from the painting right then and there. Ella’s skin tingled.

Her gaze drifted to the adorable dog sitting at the viscount’s feet. A splendid example of a hound, it possessed a gleaming brown-and-white coated, an open mouth, and a protruding tongue. Oddly, the dog seemed to be smiling.

“I can tell you loved your master,” she murmured.

Mesmerized by the man in the painting, Ella stared at his image for what felt like hours. The more she analyzed it, the more she noticed its “lost soul” quality. She crossed her arms. No, that wasn’t it. Instead, there seemed to be something underlying the viscount’s solemn face. As if he weren’t solemn at all. As if he possessed a sense of unfinished business.

To die so young…

She finally looked at the portrait’s backdrop. A vivid depiction of Château de Maincy surrounded Jean-Daniel. A cluster of servants was working in the fields adjacent to the splendid house. Wide-eyed bluebirds perched on the tree branches over his wigged head.

So that’s the way the estate looked in its heyday.

Stepping closer, she zeroed in on Jean-Daniel’s astounding eyes. They seemed to come alive—and for the briefest moment, he did as well. If only they were on a first-name basis! The thought exhilarated her.

While she and the figure locked stares, a new layer of goose bumps sprang up on Ella’s arms. She retreated. Despite the warmth of the room, a chill barraged her body.

“Jean-Daniel Girard is quite swoon-worthy, non?” whispered an unfamiliar voice.

*****

authorAuthor Info:

Marina Myles’s love of books began as soon as she read her first fairy tale. During her college days in Dallas, she received degrees in English Literature and Communications—and enjoyed the unique experience of being a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. Now that she lives under the sunny skies of Arizona, she hasn’t left her glamorous life behind completely. After all, she gets to divide her time between her loving family, her loyal Maltese, and worlds filled with fiery—but not easily attained—love affairs.

Visit her at www.marinamyles.com

Represented by Louise Fury of The Bent Agency

www.facebook.com/marinamylesauthor

www.twitter.com/#!/marinaauthor

www.amazon.com/author/marinamyles

*****

Giveaway:

15 free iTunes downloads of CINDERELLA AND THE GHOST

U.S. residents only

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/ba112ffc952/

*****

Tour Info:

Click on the banner below to check out the rest of the tour

Cinderella and the Ghost Banner TOUR - 851 x 315

Spotlight – A Stolen Season

Tags

,

Starting the week with one of my favorite plotlines – time-travel historical romance.

*****

Stolen SeasonA Stolen Season

by Tamara Gill

Genre: Regency Time Travel Romance

Publisher: Entangled, Select Historical

Date of Publication: 23 February 2015

ASIN: B00T3496CW

Number of pages: 172

Word Count: 55k

Blurb:

Archaeologist Sarah Baxter just broke one of the biggest rules of time travel: leaving a piece of 21st-century equipment in 19th century Regency England. Unfortunately, when she goes back to retrieve it, she makes an even bigger mess of things—resulting in the death of an English Earl. Now his brother is not only out for revenge, but he also has Sarah’s device. Which means an entirely different approach is needed.

It doesn’t occur to the new Earl of Earnston that his charming acquaintance is responsible for his brother’s death. He is merely swept away by a passion that threatens his very reputation. Yet he gets the distinct impression that Miss Baxter is hiding something from him. Now Sarah must find a way to steal back her device, hide the truth about the earl’s brother and—most importantly— not fall in love…

Available at

Amazon US    Amazon UK  

BN    Kobo    iBooks

*****

Excerpt:

“You will have to sleep with him.” Richard threw his cheroot into the unlit hearth. “I thought you planned on doing that anyway. You like him, and he obviously likes you, so what’s the problem? It’s not like you’re a virgin.”

Sarah shushed him and sat down on the opposite chair. “That’s not the point. I can’t just jump his bones; women of this era don’t work that way. He has to court me, woo me.”

She sighed at Richard’s disgusted expression. “I know it sounds lame, but it’s actually quite nice to have a gentleman sweep you off your feet.”

*****

authorAuthor Info:

Tamara is an Australian author who grew up in an old mining town in country South Australia, where her love of history was founded. So much so, she made her darling husband travel to the UK for their honeymoon, where she dragged him from one historical monument and castle to another. A mother of three, her two little gentleman’s in the making, a future Lady (she hopes) and a part-time job keep her busy in the real world, but whenever she gets a moment’s peace she loves to write romance novels in an array of genres, including regency, medieval and paranormal. Tamara loves hearing from readers and writers alike.

You can contact her through her website, and sign up to follow her blog or newsletter.

Author Website: http://www.tamaragillromanceauthor.com

Author Blog: http://tamaragill.blogspot.com.au/

Author Twitter: http://twitter.com/Tamara_Gill

Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tamara.gill.author

Author Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/TamaraGill

Newsletter: http://goo.gl/8KVrSj

*****

Giveaway:

$15.00 Amazon gift card

*****

A Stolen Season Banner 851 x 315

Tour Info:

Romantic Reads and Such
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!   http://3partnersinshopping.blogspot.com
Fang-tastic Books
Roxanne’s Realm
 
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
Lisa’s World of Books
 
Deal Sharing Aunt
More Romance Please
Shut Up & Read
Mommabears Book Blog
BookwormBridgette’s World
Books to Light Your Fire
Happy Tails and Tales Blog
Anya Breton Author’s Blog
 
Diane’s Book Blog
Triquetra Reviews
Romantic Fanatic
Sapphyria’s Book Reviews.
Deb Sanders

Spotlight – Camden’s Redemption

Tags

, ,

We’re gonna celebrate Saturday with a sexy, HOT fighter … in a series full of men just like him.  Check out L.P. Dover’s men of Gloves Off!

*****

Camden'sRedemption-highCamden’s Redemption

A Gloves Off Novel

by L.P. Dover

Release Date: Feb 22, 2015

Blurb:

For so long, UFC Middleweight fighter, Camden Jameson lived in his twin brother’s shadow, competing to be the best. When he lost his way, he turned to the Dark Side and did some unforgiveable things. After his betrayal, he tried to earn his redemption, but it wasn’t enough. Now his whole world has fallen apart and he’s on the run from those who want him dead. But he’s not alone.

Undercover agent, Brooklyn Avery, has been assigned to Camden’s case, to watch and protect him. For months, she’s been in the shadows, keeping her distance. All of that changes when the mission takes a dangerous turn and she needs to get closer to protect him. Their love is forbidden, but once they see past each other’s scars, they realize they have what it takes to heal the other. Unfortunately, Camden still has a price to pay for his sins.

Lives will be lost, some will be damaged, and a dark, hidden secret will be revealed. In the end, Camden finally learns what it means to put everything on the line for love, even if it costs him.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1ASbpFD

B&N: http://bit.ly/1BlYf4X

Smashwords: http://bit.ly/1vFNVOd

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1EQ3jMK

Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/1vFQT5a

Amazon AU: http://bit.ly/1DqFBd0

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22882863-camden-s-redemption

Trailer: http://youtu.be/lOarwdSjlhw

Camden's Redemption Promo 2

*****

Excerpt:

Pressing his forehead to mine, he closed his eyes and squeezed them tight. “How can you love me?” he asked, his voice gruff. “I do fucked up things that hurt the people closest to me. I can’t promise you that’ll change.”

“No, but you can promise me you’ll try. That’s good enough for me.”

His heated gaze landed on mine, his breaths deep and raspy. The raw energy radiating from him made me tremble in anticipation. “You just fucked up, buttercup,” he growled low. Lifting me in his arms, he carried me off the dock and laid me down on the grass, his body hard on top of mine.

“Why is that?” I whispered. He pushed his cock against me and I moaned, desperately aching to feel him inside me.

“You have awakened something I never knew existed. It rips at my soul and scares the fuck out of me, yet it also makes me feel alive. I don’t want to let it go. I don’t want to let you go.” Lowering his head, he kissed my cheek and trailed his lips down to my neck.

“What are you saying?” I asked.

He brushed his thumb across my lips and lifted his head. “I don’t know if what I feel is love. I’ve never had it before. But goddamn, it sure does feel like it. Whatever happens between us, I can’t let it end. Tell me you don’t want it to.”

I moaned as he lifted my tank top and bra and tossed them to the ground. “I want us to be together, Camden. We don’t know what’s going to happen once everything’s over, but I can promise you my love will not change . . . even when you go back home.”

Young caucasian Boxer training with a punching bag in his home gym

*****

lpauthorphotoAuthor Info:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lpdover

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6526309.L_P_Dover

Website: http://www.lpdover.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LPDover

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/LPDover/

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/L.P.-Dover/e/B00AFVV8TG/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1421164218&sr=8-2-ent

TSU: https://www.tsu.co/LPDover

woman and man kissing

*****

glovesoffbanner

A FIGHTER’S DESIRE – PART ONE

Blurb:

Two is always better than one.

What would you do if you were given the chance to spend the night with not one, but two fighters? Would you do it? Could you open yourself up to the pleasures they offered and do exactly what they said in order to pass on to the next round?

It was common knowledge that Ryley and Camden Jameson, well-known MMA fighters and identical twins, were just as aggressive and passionate in the bed as they were in the ring. The only problem was that if you didn’t pass their test on the first night, then you didn’t proceed to the next round. They loved a good fight, and that’s what they got when they met Ashleigh Warren.

Ashleigh knew what was going to happen when the twins approached her with a proposition, and needless to say, she knew exactly how to handle them … or so she thought. The rules had changed, and in order to get them both she had to first spend one night with each and last until they were done with her. It was a proposition she couldn’t refuse, but she knew it wouldn’t be easy to win. However, it was one that she was going to enjoy.

Excerpt:

“You don’t even know me,” I challenged. “Why do you want me to be your date? You saw me for one second when you were up in the ring. I could be the biggest bitch in the world for all you know.”

“That could be true. If you want the honest truth,” he said, gazing down my body, “I saw you in that red dress and all I could think about was how hot it would be to fuck you in it.”

Holding in my gasp, I tightened my legs together to keep my clit from throbbing out of control. It pissed me off that my body responded to him, but it could also be because he was so close; brushing his heated body against mine, and smelling so amazingly delicious. The wild side of me wanted to tell him to take me right then and there, but the logical side wanted to slap the shit out of him.

“Do you honestly get women by saying stuff like that?” I asked dryly, without a hint of a smile.

His grin grew wider. “Most of the time. So what do you say? Do you want to be my date for the night … the whole night?”

Yes, my mind screamed at me.

“No,” I snapped, making his smug smile disappear. “I’m not one of your little groupies, Ryley, and I sure as hell am not going to beg for your attention like what you’re used to. You need to find someone else. I’m not interested.”

You just lied again, I scolded myself.

Turning on my heel, I headed for the door and opened it, only to be stopped by a hand grasping my arm and the door shutting quickly in front of me. “Don’t you see? I don’t want anyone else. I saw you and you are what I want.”

Laughing, I turned around and yanked my arm out of his hold. “Tell that to someone who’ll believe you, Ryley. I don’t fall that easily, especially for someone who hasn’t had to work for a woman. You’ll have to do much better than that.”

Or else I’m not going to play the game.

A FIGHTER’S DESIRE – PART TWO 

Blurb:

When you’re told to stay away from someone or something it only drives the urge to go after it more. In this case, that was exactly what happened. For years, Gabriella Reynolds—younger sister of MMA’s Heavyweight Champion, Matt Reynolds—was warned by him to stay away from his fighter friends; she deserved better and they would only break her heart.

Did she listen? Yes, for a while, but temptation can only consume you so much until you fall into its trap. There’s a certain fighter she’s interested in, and it just so happens that he’s her brother’s best friend, the only one that is completely off limits to her. However, she’s not the only one fighting temptation. Tyler Rushing can’t deny his attraction to her, but he’s afraid she’ll want more and he can’t give that to her. When he finds out that’s not the case … everything changes.

Secrets can be dangerous, but they can also be thrilling and intense. Gabriella and Tyler have no choice but to keep their time together a secret … and it’s a secret that’ll stay with them forever.

Excerpt:

Breathing hard, I stepped out of Tyler’s reach and started for the door, much to his dismay. “Why are you here, Gabriella?”

Keeping my back to him, I paused with my hand on the knob, and blew out a heavy sigh. “I told you. When I want something, I get it. I wanted to see you.”

“You’re walking a dangerous line, Gabriella. I don’t do relationships, and I don’t plan on starting … even if it is with you.”

I glanced at him over my shoulder. “Well, then I guess it’s a good thing I don’t want one with you either. Look, Tyler, I’m only here for the weekend. If you want to see me again you know how to find me. No strings, just you and me.”

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0rvLkt0RwA&feature=youtu.be

Tyler’s Undoing

Blurb:

She was what he wanted … but she was also his undoing.

Through mutual understanding, Tyler’s secret affair with Gabriella Reynolds has come to an end. It’s a decision that not only saves their friendship, but it’s one that will change his life forever.

For the past couple of years, Tyler Rushing has been known as one of the UFC’s most memorable and sexy heavyweight fighters. Now he has the chance to win the title and claim the fame he so deserves. He has everything he could ever want until Kacey Andrews walks through the door of his gym, wanting nothing to do with him. Keeping his eyes off of her is a challenge; there’s an innocence about her that draws him to her, and he’s not going to stop until he makes her his. Little does he know that Kacey Andrews isn’t a stranger. She’s a part of his world; he just doesn’t know it. It’s a secret she’s worked hard to keep hidden.

Kacey spent years trying to get away from the fighting world, away from the man who’s hated among the MMA elite … her brother, Kyle Andrews. Unfortunately, she’s brought back into it when Tyler’s relentless battle for her heart wins her over, drawing her in. The only problem is that secrets never stay buried forever. In the end, Tyler has a decision to make, and it’s one that can possibly destroy his and Kacey’s life … forever.

Amazon – http://amzn.to/1tpf0TK
Barnes and Noble – http://bit.ly/110GjwG
Kobo – http://bit.ly/1xSOMjs
IBooks – http://bit.ly/1oIkLua
Smashwords – http://bit.ly/1vD6jb7

Amazon/UK – http://amzn.to/1xbMton
Amazon/AU – http://bit.ly/10zP1BX
Amazon/CA – http://amzn.to/1rXkyJK

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21795450-tyler-s-undoing?ac=1

Excerpt:

“I have one more question for you,” she murmured, leaning her head against the seat and biting her lip provocatively. Her skin tight green T-shirt hung so close to her skin I could see her nipples peeking through the fabric; I wanted to taste them, to roll my tongue around them and make them pucker more. I wanted to taste all of her.

“What’s the question?” I growled low, watching her tongue slide across her lips.

Slowly, she moved forward and stopped only an inch away from me, her mouth so achingly close. It killed me to keep my calm, to not pick her up, carry her into my house, throw her on my bed, and just fuck her like I’d been dying to do since the day I met her. I had never wanted someone so bad and not be able to have them.

“I’m ready for you, Tyler. Are you ready for me?”

Grasping the back of her neck, I brought her closer and gently nipped her bottom lip making her gasp. “You have no fucking idea.”

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR1LM99C1IY&feature=youtu.be

Ryley’s Revenge

Blurb:

UFC Middleweight fighter, Ryley Jameson, swore it would never happen again. He was done with his ex, and over the pain she’d inflicted when she left him. At least, that’s what he tells people. Maybe if he says it enough, he’ll begin to believe it himself.

Regretting her decision to let Ryley go, Ashleigh Warren comes back into town and confronts him. Holding only one secret back, she puts the rest on the line and asks for a second chance. Too bad he’s not going to let her off easy.

Camden Jameson loves his twin brother, but his jealousy runs deep. They may be identical in looks, but that’s where the similarities end. When Ashleigh comes back into Ryley’s life, Camden has the perfect opportunity for revenge. Two birds, one stone.

A journey to the Dark Side affects them all, but only one feels the true sting of revenge.

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22882838-ryley-s-revenge

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1xG4bCi

B&N: http://bit.ly/1BsmNtw

ITunes: http://bit.ly/1EMlJig

Smashwords: http://bit.ly/1vaBxdz

Trailer: http://youtu.be/jrRN_WJFZaI

Paxton’s Promise

Blurb:

She hates him, yet she can’t get him out of her mind.

Female Bantamweight fighter, Gabriella Reynolds, has a bad habit of falling for forbidden fighters. Enter Paxton Emerson. He’s tall, tattooed, and the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Everyone wants a piece of him, and he only has eyes for her. Through no choice of her own, she’s fallen in his debt and he’s now demanding payment. Too bad it doesn’t involve currency. Gabby’s decision to fulfill her promise to him ultimately brings out her true feelings, but also spurs the unwanted attention of another.

Rage’s fixation on his newest obsession reaches dangerous levels. Unfortunately, Paxton Emerson has become a roadblock to his end goal and needs to be removed from the equation—by any means necessary.

Gabby will do anything to save Pax, but what happens when she’s the one who needs saving?

AMAZON: http://amzn.com/B00Q5HG696

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/paxtons-promise-lp-dover/1120825894?ean=9780990396482

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/paxtons-promise/id945155708?mt=11

Trailer: http://youtu.be/_bQVLWMvKQg

*****

CAMDENSTOURBANNER

 

Book Review – Can’t Get Enough

Tags

, , ,

cover57067-mediumCan’t Get Enough

River Bend series

by Molly McLain

When life gives you lemons, find a former Marine with sexy abs to lick the lemonade from…

Tony Dunn’s panty-snatching bachelor life has been turned upside down—he now has custody of a daughter he didn’t even know he fathered. With his focus solely on doing right by his little girl, the last thing he needs is a sexy, totally distracting blonde showing up on his doorstep.

Nicole Hodges is in River Bend temporarily, to handle her grandmother’s estate and get the heck out of Dodge before her past catches up with her. Only problem is…she likes the quiet little town more than she expects, and she can’t resist overextending herself to help her built-like-a-bad-boy neighbor get his life back on track.

Tony and Nicole have different goals in mind, none of which include a relationship. But what harm could come from a little fun–the naked kind–if they both know the rules up front?

Warning: This book contains a sex-deprived single dad with a wicked tongue. Enough said.

Y’all need to take that warning seriously because Tony definitely knows what he’s doing …. and McLain isn’t afraid to let him do it.  Oh, and surprise surprise, I picked up another series after it starts – I’m so good at that :) – although Can’t Get Enough can definitely stand on its own and everything wraps up nicely at the end.  But there are some sexy men and women who are just begging for a story of their own!

I will say that I don’t know that there is any man on earth who is as wonderful as Tony – he’s a dedicated father, a hard worker, and is amazingly sensitive to other people.  I don’t think he made a single misstep in the entire story, so I just had to add him to my fictional boyfriend list.  Caring and generous and sexy as all get out, I don’t think you’ll have any problem adding him to yours too!

Nicole has a few more problems – she’s trying to get back on her feet after a disastrous marriage and she’s just passing thru town so falling for Tony is a big no-no … but see the previous bit about Tony’s perfection and you know how hard that is going to be.  Together Nicole and Tony make a great pair, sassy and fun, although thanks to that disastrous marriage Nicole definitely has a hard time letting Tony all the way end.  But he handles it very well (perfect, remember?). 

I know that some people prefer a more PG story but if you are good with steamy scenes and coarse language, then I definitely recommend picking up Can’t Get Enough as soon as possible.  The romance itself is heartwarming and the characters are really loveable, you just have to be prepared to get a little hot under the collar :)

Spotlight – Forbidden Nights

Tags

, ,

Got something a little hot to share today …!

*****

Lauren Blakely does it again and brings readers more smoldering, sexy nights in her Seductive Nights Series with her newest novel, FORBIDDEN NIGHTS.

FN iBooksForbidden Nights

Seductive Nights series

by Lauren Blakely

Blurb:

She has been the star of his dirty dreams for years.

Sexy hotel CEO Nate Harper has lusted after his good friend Casey Sullivan for a long time, and she’s cried out his name in pleasure countless times in his fabulously filthy fantasies. But even though he’s quite skilled at pleasing a woman, he won’t act on his intense desire because he knows he’s no good for her. After the kind of hurt his ex inflicted on him, he’s a committed playboy for life, and Casey only wants true love.

All that changes one hot night when she comes to him with a proposition he can’t resist — she wants him to teach her to be submissive in the bedroom. Casey soon learns how very much she likes letting go of control to him. She’s never been more turned on in her life than she is in Nate’s arms. And he’s never been more taken by a woman.

The only trouble is as she experiences what it means to let go, he starts to experience what it means to feel again…And the lessons in seduction threaten to turn into so much more than either one bargained for…

What happens when years of desire and lust ignite a passion that can’t be denied?

FN available nowAmazon | Amazon UK | iBooks | Kobo

Barnes and Noble | GooglePlay

*****

Excerpt:

He threw the napkin on the table and reached for her hand. Her expression was one of complete surprise. “Dance with me.”

Her lips quirked up and she seemed to understand what he’d done. Given her an order. She nodded demurely and he led her to a small sliver of a dance floor, near where the woman with the microphone was singing a Billie Holiday number. He pulled Casey in close. She tensed briefly, as if unsure where to rest her hands, whether on his shoulders or waist. He planted them firmly on his shoulders, and wrapped his arms around her sexy, slim waist that fit perfectly in his hands.

“Just relax and let me lead,” he said, whispering in her ear, a waft of her tropical scent drifting by his nostrils. She shivered briefly against him, and that nearly did him in. He stayed strong, swaying gently, guiding her in slow, sensuous moves. “I’ll show you how to let go, but you have to trust me. And that’s where it starts. With trust. I’m not a Dom, you’re not my Sub—we’re not going to join a BDSM club, or sign a contract. But I can show you how good it will feel when you give up control.”

She breathed in sharply, as if acclimating to new air on a distant planet. “Why do men like a woman to give up control? What is it about the lack of control that men like so much?”

“It’s not that they like a lack of control. But a man wants a woman who gives herself to him. He wants a woman to melt into his arms, to get aroused from a kiss on the back of her neck,” he said, and traced a fingertip gently under her hair, watching her reaction as she drew in a breath. “It’s the hand on her arm.” He trailed his fingers down her bare skin to her elbow as he leaned in to whisper, “Or warm breath near her ear.” She gasped, and he kept going. “He wants a woman who’s so turned on, she’ll nearly beg for it. He wants her abandon. He wants to be the only one to make her feel that way.”

She parted her lips to speak, but he shushed her with his fingertip against them. God, he was so tempted to let her suck on his finger right now, to watch her simulate a blow job, to let her show him what she could do. But that would come later. He needed to kiss her first.

That is, after he teased her.

“At some point soon, some point very, very soon, I’m going to kiss you,” he said, watching the expression in her eyes shift to a heady kind of desire. Her fingers curved into his shoulders, holding on tightly to him. “You’re going to close your eyes,” he said, and then her lids fluttered closed. “And you’re not going to know when it’s coming. You’re going to want it. Your body is going to be crying out for a kiss,” he said, his voice husky and raw as her chest rose and fell, and she moved closer to him as they swayed. He cupped the back of her neck, watching her response to every touch, from the way her lips parted as he threaded his hands through her hair, to how she leaned back into him, almost relishing the way his fingers ran slowly through those soft, wavy strands. A sigh came next, a desperate needy sigh, and a barely-there arch of her back, her body seeking out more contact. “But I might not kiss you yet. I might run my hands down your arms,” he said, then did just that. “Or maybe I’ll stop telling you what I’m going to do.”

FN Teaser1

*****

Author PhotoAuthor Info:

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Caught Up in Love, Seductive Nights, and Fighting Fire. She recently released Nights With Him, a standalone novel in her New York Times Bestselling Seductive Nights series that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. Her next book in that series is Forbidden Nights, releasing in early 2015. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, text BLAKELY + your email address to 678-249-3375 (please use the actual + sign)

Links:

Website: http://www.laurenblakely.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurenBlakelyBooks

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LaurenBlakely3

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/allbookedout/lauren-blakely-books/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/laurenblakelybooks/

FORBIDDEN NIGHTS Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23562458-forbidden-nights?ac=1

Lauren Blakely Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6860216.Lauren_Blakely

FN Teaser2

*****

Giveaway:

$25 Victoria’s Secret Gift Card

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/03bad0a3101/

Spotlight – Kissed at Midnight

Tags

,

I’m excited about this new historical read from Samantha Holt … and her fantastic giveaway!

*****

Kissed At Midnight - CoverKissed at Midnight

by Samantha Holt

GENRE – Historical Romance

PUBLICATION DATE – 18th February

LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 60,000

Blurb:

August Avery, a renowned civil engineer, has found himself the sole custodian of his cousin’s six month old daughter and he needs assistance—fast. He understands how to build railways, to construct bridges and to save the railway tycoons thousands of pounds. He doesn’t understand, however, how to care for a child.

When Ivy Davis turns up at his door looking for work, he believes his prayers are answered. If only the exotic, exuberant young woman did not prove to be such a distraction from his busy workload.

Unsure if she is even up to the task of looking after a baby, Ivy finds herself swayed by the handsome and slightly desperate August into working for him. With her singing career failing before it even started and no other talents, she decides looking after a young child cannot be so hard, surely?

But the child may turn out to be the least of her worries. Her handsome, brooding master seems to keep her awake more than the baby. Add to that her desire to achieve her dreams of singing on stage and the machinations of the indomitable Mrs. Pepperwhite who sees her as competition for August’s hand, Ivy finds this simple job growing harder by the day—as does her desire for her master…

AMAZON KINDLE US – http://amzn.to/1zjKbn4

AMAZON CA – http://amzn.to/1CCCaKT

AMAZON UK – http://amzn.to/1yOSciq

*****

EXCERPT

Ivy darted a look at the door as she eased herself down onto the bed beside her master. The housekeeper could have no reason to come upstairs but if she caught her in the master’s room—on his bed no less—she could be in quite a pickle.

“Mr.—” A snore escaped his mouth and she shook her head. “Oh dear, Mr. Avery. You are the one who is in a pickle I think. Or more likely utterly foxed.”

Leaning over, she went to grasp his hand to study the damage and froze when he grunted and rolled towards her. His arm landed near her backside on the bed and his head was almost on her lap. Ivy attempted to take his hurt hand from behind her but he twined it out of her grasp and released a low mumble. She gasped when his hand curved around her backside. She wore only her chemise and her drawers. Mr. Avery’s warm hand fairly burned through the cotton, feeling as though she would wake up with a handprint on her bottom.

She twisted to yank his hand away, only to end up with his head pressed against the side of her breast. Mr Avery nuzzled his face against her breast and she stilled. She should draw away, press him back, but for some reason her body refused to cooperate. Hands to his head, she found his hair to be soft and thick.

Oh dear. One part of her body seemed to be working—her fingers. They twined into the softness, so at odds with the rest of him, from his stern features to what she suspected was a body that rivalled the statues of London. He released a muffled groan against her and she heard him inhale deeply.

“Smell so good,” he murmured.

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. She was going to lose her job not two days into it if she was not careful. Her nipples were tight and hard. Lush heat rolled through her as he burrowed closer and his hand splayed across her back to hold her to him.

A creak from somewhere else in the house startled her into action. She jerked back and clasped his wrist to force his hand back. At least in his foxed state he wasn’t particularly strong. She had no doubt if he really wanted to keep hold of her, he could, but had he been sober, she was positive he’d want nothing to do with the governess. A man like Mr Avery likely enjoyed the company of women less… interesting-looking than her. Blonde ones with soft features and a delicate manner.

He rolled onto his back, a grin cracking his face. His eyes were at half-mast and she wasn’t sure what amused him. Recalling her original reason for being on the bed, she grasped his hand and inspected the cut. It had already stopped bleeding so couldn’t be deep. Ivy rolled her eyes to herself. All this for a tiny scratch. At least he was so foxed he would never recall any of it.

*****

Kissed At Midnight - Author PhotoAuthor Info:

Samantha lives in a small village in England with her gorgeous twin girls. She enjoys writing historical romance involving chivalrous knights, hot highlanders and cravatted men, but sometimes gets lured away by bad boy bikers, soldiers and other heroic modern men.

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE – http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008FKHIXY

WEBSITE / BLOG – http://www.samanthaholt.org.uk

FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/samanthaholtromance

JOIN HER STREET TEAM – http://www.lovelustandlipstickstains.com/p/street-team.html

*****

Giveaway:

Signed picture of Colin Firth as Mr Darcy

2 x Kindle copies of Once Upon a Rake

Set of signed swag

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/0639587d120/?

Kissed At Midnight - Giveaway

*****

Kissed At Midnight - Banner

Spotlight – His Flight Plan

Tags

, ,

Now time for a sexy hero who is good with his hands …

*****

HisFlightPlanHis Flight Plan

by Yvette Hines

Release Date: February 9, 2015

Genre: Erotic Romance, M/F, IR, Contemp

Publisher: ARe

Blurb:

Last thing he expected was to be captivated by her and have his heart take flight…

Kiera Stanfield is tired of making bad choices when it comes to men. Her socialite mother and business mogul father haven’t faired any better when it’s come to matchmaking for her either. Believing the right man will never come along she takes herself out of the dating scene. It’s not like she’s going to miss it. Running her community center takes up most of her time anyway.

Drake Rhine has his hands full being a commercial airline mechanic. As if the problems that entails aren’t challenging enough, his life gets more complicated when, at the end of his shift, he volunteers to help with a difficult customer. What he doesn’t count on is her being thoroughly captivating.

The last thing Kiera wants is to be caught up in another impossible relationship, but she can’t get Drake off her mind. Will this be just another hopeless relationship doomed to fail, or is Drake her destiny?

*****

Author Info:

A USA Today bestselling author, she’s still simply Yvette Hines who some people call SASSE or SASSE Yvette. She’s an erotica author who loves pleasurable hours between the sheets, whether it is a blended tale of interracial lovers, the clandestine bite and wicked passion of paranormal mates, or the sting of a commanding whip against tender flesh. Even better, make her day and toss in two gorgeously, decadent men who only want to pleasure their woman. She writes Short and Sexy, Sensual Erotica(SASSE). Occasionally, you may get a full-length novel from her. However, life is too busy and most of us have more than one job, family and other activities that don’t allow us long hours to read any more.

You can find out more about Yvette at: http://yvettehines.com

Blog: http://sassesheets.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yvette.hines.16

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sasseyvetteh

*****

Click on the banner below to check out the rest of the tour

His Flight Plan Banner 851 x 315

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 286 other followers