Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Release Blitz!! ~ Skin Deep by Cassie Leigh





Skin Deep
by Cassie Leigh

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SYNOPSIS

Mr. Right Now is planning on forever...

Gigi Duval doesn't do relationships, especially with her heart and career on the line. She values two things--her image and a good time in the bedroom. Watching men lie and cheat her whole life hardened her against "happily ever after". When she interviews with Roman Bishop, the sexy co-owner of Ink Spinners Tattoo, she begins to wonder if he might be more than a casual fling. Only one thing is certain: Roman is off limits. Gigi can't possibly add her best friend's brother to her little pink book. Or can she? 

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EXCERPT

The Red Barron wasn’t the kind of place Roman Bishop ever would have expected to see an angel. This place was a dive in the truest sense of the word, with hard music, cheap beer, and dark corners. Damn—he wanted to see her light up one of those corners.

Swathed in a soft pink dress and white fuck-me heels, she had him entranced. She moved the curtain of her dark hair, exposing the graceful curve of her shoulder, a creamy canvas that made his hand tingle with the phantom buzz of his tattoo gun. It would be a fucking honor to mark her. The glow of that lovely skin had drawn him away from his friends like a moth to her flame. Hell—he had never seen a woman like her and he was no virgin schoolboy fumbling in the dark.

“You’re too classy for a dive like this, beautiful.” He slid into the vacant seat beside her even as he cringed inwardly at his own cheesy pickup line. “Are you lost?”

She turned clear absinthe green eyes his direction and his breath caught.

Her full lips teased a soft smile. “Just waiting for my date. He’s late.”

Roman’s heart sank. Of course, a girl that gorgeous wouldn’t be alone. “Can I at least keep you company? I’ll buy you a drink and keep the riffraff in this joint at bay.”

Great, now he sounded like a desperate ass. If she minded, she didn’t show it. If anything, her smile grew and she turned more fully his direction.

“I’ve got a drink.” She held up her wine glass as evidence—yet another sign she was too much for this shithole. “But I would welcome the company.”

They chatted for ten minutes. Every word confirmed her as both witty and intelligent, proving she was more than just perfumed eye candy. He almost wished that’s all she would have been. If her mind had been inferior to the package on the outside, he could have enjoyed the view and forgotten her, but now… He cut the thought off as the shadow of her date loomed over them—literally.

“Am I interrupting something?” Her date looked like a yuppie, complete with chinos and a striped polo. Why the hell would a guy like that have her wait here?

She glanced at the dainty gold watch on her wrist. “Waiting for you. You’re thirty minutes late.”

Yuppie-boy held out his hand for her with a cocky smirk that Roman’s fingers itched to bitch-slap off his face. “Don’t worry, doll. I’ll make it up to you.”

“We’ll see about that.” Her smile turned sugar sweet as she slid out of the barstool. She did not take his hand, instead brushing past him towards the exit. “Are you coming?”

Leaning towards Roman, while eyeing her admittedly fine ass, her date whispered as if they’d been frat brothers or some shit. “She’s sassy and demanding but totally worth the ride.”

The sleazebag—he’d been downgraded—hurried to catch up to her and hold the door. She looked back at Roman and her smile warmed. It hadn’t met her eyes when she smiled at her date. She’d given that gift to Roman, and he didn’t even know her name.

Roman’s pencil tip dug into the front desk. His mind forced back from the memory he’d been drifting in as Declan Stone, his best friend and fellow artist, yanked the sketchpad away. Roman made an ineffectual grab for the spiral bound paper.

“What the hell, man?”

Declan leaned back in his chair, holding the artwork just out of reach. “Just checking out what you’re doin’.” He tossed the book down in front of Roman and pointed at the pinup girl meticulously drawn from memory on the page. “You’ve been spaced out since that chick last night.”

“Yeah, so what?”

“So forget about it. She left with somebody else.”

His friend was right. She did leave, but something about that look on her face as she had—as if she resigned herself to it but really wasn’t interested. A woman like her could have anyone, which left him wondering why she’d gone, instead of telling the douche canoe to fuck off. Ultimately, it wasn’t his place to get involved. In the rare down time he had between clients, he had better things to do than moon over the one who got away—like keeping the doors to their shop open.

Ink Spinners Tattoo & Gallery had been a dream and a labor of love for both Roman and Declan—one whose timetable moved up thanks to Roman’s ex. The old brick building was one of the last the NewBo District had saved. They closed on the purchase just one week before the wrecking ball and saved it from becoming a new urban development made to look vintage. Thanks to the local historical society, they got it for a song and spent the better part of the year renovating it. Now the shop looked as if a steampunk barbershop and a Victorian apothecary had a baby. For a couple of black sheep local boys, they were doing all right.

Roman dragged his hand over the rough stubble of his jaw. “You’re right. Not like I could find her if I wanted to.”

“Funny you should say that.” A cocky grin split Declan’s face just as the bell over the door rang.

Roman turned, smile at the ready as the girl in question sauntered through the door. “Damn.”

Her steps faltered at his whispered oath, but he couldn’t help himself. Ten seconds ago, he had no hope of ever seeing her again, let alone in his shop. Good girls like her don’t have ink. Everything about her whispered that he was right, especially the way she dressed today; a blush pink blazer, layered over a white t-shirt that she tucked into a pink and black rose patterned pencil skirt. She had tamed the dark curls he remembered from last night into a bun, and oversized pearl earrings hung from earlobes that he already visualized sucking on.

“You’re Ann’s step-brother?” Her voice held the same breathless wonder that he uttered his own curse in seconds before. When she continued, her tone was brighter, with crisp efficiency. “I’m here about the job. Ann Kennedy referred me.”

The attitude switch about gave him whiplash.
She held out her hand and as he stood to take it, her soft, slender fingers seemed swallowed up by his darker, tattooed mitt. “Roman Bishop and this is my business partner, Declan Stone, you are…”

“Oh yeah, I’m Gigi Duval.” She stared up into his eyes, leaving her hand in his for longer than necessary before she seemed to notice and pull back.

He forced down a groan at the simple loss of her warmth in his hand. She wet her pouty pink lips. When his gaze zeroed in on the subtle movement, the corners turned up, ever so slightly. This couldn’t be good. Mere moments into formally meeting her and he was already smitten. Would it be strange to propose marriage now? Oh wait—she had a boyfriend—at least she did last night.

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PLAYLIST

The list of songs that shaped my words for Gigi and Roman evolved over the course of writing this book, but they were always on auto repeat until I finally typed out “the end”. Enjoy the mood music. 

Shape of You – Ed Shereen
Sing – Ed Sheeran
Say Is Right – Nelly Furtado
Don’t Cha – The Pussycat Dolls
Make It Rain – Ed Sheeran
Sucker For Pain – Little Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, & Imagine Dragons
Gangsta – Kehlani
Don’t – Ed Sheeran
In Your Arms – Nico & Vinz
Guys My Age – Hey Violent
Sour Times – Covered by The Civil Wars
Gravity – Sara Bareilles
Whatever We Started – Richard Marx
Love Bites – Def Leppard
How Will I Know – Covered by Sam Smith
Everything – Alanis Morissette
I know – Fiona Apple
I’m Ready (MTV Unplugged Version) – Bryan Adams


ABOUT THE AUTHOR



CASSIE LEIGH writes contemporary and paranormal romance that’s more than skin deep. Before she could write, she began dreaming up stories. Starting with recorded conversations for her dolls on a Fisher-Price cassette player, she moved on to an antique typewriter found at a garage sale, then an electric typewriter, and finally computers. It wasn’t until she picked up romance novels in her late twenties that she found where she belonged. With the help of her husband, she carves out time to write while raising five children, working full time and obsessing over her laundry list of eccentric passions including MMA fighting and Pinup style. Every new obsession seems to find its way into her romance world!

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Show Me Something (Something, #5) ~ Aubrey Bondurant


***Show Me Something is LIVE!!***


SHOW ME SOMETHING (Something, #5)
by Aubrey Bondurant

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The light of the future can only be found by stepping out of the darkness of the past...

After leaving her marriage, Juliette Walker wants to accomplish many new things, but meeting a new man certainly isn't part of her plan. 

Plagued with struggles over her past, she seeks the advice of a professional. But after unloading her most intimate thoughts to the handsome stranger with dark hair and glasses at a friend's party, she discovers he isn't the man she thinks he is.

Although Juliette comes into Mark Hine's life like an unexpected tornado, he finds himself intrigued by the bundle of energy who spills her secrets in a drunken barrage.
 
Despite swearing off dating permanently since the tragic death of his fiancee, he keeps finding excuses to spend time with the single mom who makes him laugh and brings him out of his shell.

In the aftermath of Juliette's most humiliating experience to date, she's convinced Mark has permanently friend-zoned her, until the moment it becomes shockingly clear she couldn't be more wrong. 

But will demons of the past threaten to derail the opportunity for love? Or can two damaged hearts overcome their painful histories to find a future of happiness together?

Full Length Standalone book with no cliffhanger.
Fifth book of the “Something Series”

Recommended for mature readers due to situations of language, and sexual content.
 
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★ LORI'S REVIEW ★

At last!! I've finally gotten my Mark fix. He was introduced to us in the previous books and I could not wait for this story!! I was intrigued, and a little turned on by this character. He is smart, quiet, and totally nerdhot! I knew he had a story that needed to be told and I knew it was going to be a good one. I could kiss the author for making my Mark so amazing. 

First up, let's discuss Mark's mouth. His dirty-talking mouth was a VERY nice touch. It's always the quiet ones - so mysterious, full of secrets, and full of delicious surprises. Made me tingle in all the right places. Thank you for that, Ms. Bondurant. So if you like your heroes to have a naughty mouth in the bedroom, you will most definitely fall in love with Mark. 

Juliette is a fantastic heroine. She's beautiful, sassy & sarcastic, and has the best sense of humor. And I LOVE her non-filter word vomit. It always comes out at the worst times. I laughed out loud quite a bit because of the ramblings that came out of her mouth. She is the perfect match for Mark - they complement each other perfectly. 

I am a big fan of this author's writing style. Her voice is entertaining and makes it easy to get lost in the pages of this story. She made these characters so real, with real-life issues and problems, and imperfections that readers can easily relate to. 

Aubrey once again delivers an addictive story with the perfect blend of heart, humor, and spice. Show Me Something was everything I'd hoped for and more. The perfect ending to an amazing series. I am going to miss this group of friends!

5 Delicious, dirty-talkin' hearts!


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The sexual tension is palpable; the erotic path they’re on is inevitable. 

Haylee Holloway has experienced more grief than a twenty-two year old should have to endure. When she moves to LA for a fresh start and takes a job as an assistant for an advertising company the last thing she expects is to have to step in last minute during a photo shoot as the model. Her bikini line and weight are suddenly open topics of discussion, and a client’s million dollar campaign is hanging in the balance. To cap it off, the multi-millionaire, gorgeous owner of the company shows up and takes charge. 

Josh Singer, the owner of Gamble Advertising is private, intense, and hard to read. His voice is sexy, his eyes are smoldering and when he learns of Haylee’s goal to save money for law school, he makes her an offer she can’t refuse: 
To move to New York City and work for him directly as his assistant. 

Haylee’s dilemma: how does she travel the world with a hot boss whose voice alone conjures up an erotic fantasy and not completely make a fool of herself? Frustrated with Josh’s mixed signals, Haylee finally puts it all on the line. Blurring both their professional and personal lives can they keep things temporary as planned or will they both realize some things weren’t meant to end? 

Full Length Standalone book with no cliffhanger. 
First book of the “Something Series” 

This book is for mature audiences only


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Saturday, September 2, 2017

THREE IS A WAR ~ Pam Godwin


The conclusion of the Tangled Lies series is now available!

Three is a War (Book 3)





Three means war.
Three sides vying for forever.

Cole.
My first love.
The bad boy with the dangerous smile and passionate temper draws attention like a lit fuse on dynamite. But his dark molten eyes spark only for me.

Trace.
My second chance.
Over six feet of Norse god in a tailored suit, he calculates every move and seizes my hungry breaths with an iron fist.

Me.
The free-spirited dancer, torn between two men with no resolution in sight.
I tried leaving, staying, refusing, and surrendering.
What options do I have left?

I love two men, and I do the only thing I can. I fight.

The TANGLED LIES series must be read in order.
One is a Promise
Two is a Lie
Three is a War
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★ LORI'S REVIEW ★

Fucking brilliant. 

I am over the moon in love with this series. It's been over a week since I finished it and these characters won't leave me. But that's okay, I don't want them to. I am so in love with all of them - they've stolen my heart. 

I thought my heart was put through the wringer with the first two books, but damn. This one definitely wins for being the most passionate, intense, and heart-wrenching. 

I had no idea how Pam was going to pull this off. I was #teamBOTH when I started this book, yet I leaned a little more toward one. Both Cole and Trace are SO fucking awesome!! I wanted to NOT like one so it would be easy to root for the other, but no. I loved them both. A lot. 

Every emotion you can possibly think of, I felt while reading this. I was up and down and all around. Not gonna lie, some parts had me crying like a baby. Broken hearts, secrets revealed, devastation, heart-crushing pain...
so much LOVE. <--- *that* is why it hurts. 

I'm very happy with the ending of this crazy love story, yet my heart breaks for the one who didn't get Danni in the end. I'm surprised at how easily I've accepted the ending and why it makes sense. I get it...I do. But it hurts like hell. I was really hoping for a wedding, where she marries both. I'm not even kidding. But I knew Ms. Godwin wouldn't make it that easy for us. 

Any review I write will not do this book justice, nor this series. If you love your books filled with tons of passion, and written so beautifully that it grabs ahold of your heart, squeezes hard, and never let's go, you need this in your life. 

This is, by far, one of the best love triangles I've ever read.

Heartbreakingly perfect.


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One is a Promise (Book 1)




One promise.
One forever.

One look and I knew Cole was mine. My dark rebel in leather.
 My powerhouse of passion, devastating smiles, and impulsiveness.
When his job sends him overseas, he promises to return to me.
A promise that’s destroyed in the most irrevocable way.

Two years later, an arrogant suit invades my heartbroken loneliness.

Clean-cut and stern, Trace is everything Cole wasn’t.
At first, he’s a job that will rescue my dance company. But as he intrudes on my life, our hostile relationship evolves.
He knows I’m still in love with Cole, but his dedication is my undoing.

Then a catastrophic moment changes everything.

Promises resurface.
Lies entangle.
And an impossible choice shatters my world.

I love two men, and I can only have one.




Two is a Lie (Book 2)




Two lies.
Two men who don’t share.

I never stopped loving Cole. Not when he left me. Not when he disappeared for three years. Not when he crashed back into my life in a violent explosion of testosterone and fury.
His sudden reappearance questions everything I thought I knew, including how I came to love another man.

Trace is an intoxicating breeze of seduction over ice. My rock. My second chance at forever.
And he’s committed to annihilating the competition.

The battle that ensues wrenches me back and forth between them.
Fighting and fucking.
Resisting and submitting.

Together, they entangle me in a web of lies, rivalry, and desire that weaves as deeply as their devotion to me.

I love two men, and if I can only have one, I choose none.




Pam Godwin

Pam Godwin Books GrayScale

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.




Other books by Pam Godwin


★ Deliver Series ★

★ Trilogy of Eve ★

 Stand-alones 



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Release Blitz ~ A PINCH OF SALT by Bethany Lopez



Today we are part of the A PINCH OF SALT blog tour by Bethany Lopez. A Pinch of Salt is the first book in an all-new contemporary romance series, Three Sister's Catering. Check out the excerpt, teasers, and giveaway below for a chance to win a surprise book box!

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A Pinch of Salt by Bethany Lopez

(Three Sisters Catering, #1)
Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis:

For the past year, talented chef Millie has been consumed with running her new catering business with her sisters, Dru and Tasha. It isn't until Jackson walks through their door that she realizes something may be missing in the recipe of her life.

For the past year, Jackson has been dealing with the fallout of his wife's abandonment. He's had to learn how to be a single father to their eight-year-old daughter, and will do anything to fill the void her mother left. It isn't until he commissions Millie for his daughter's birthday party that he realizes he's forgotten that he's not only a father, but a man.

They both think they're content in their lives, but sometimes the right amount of spice can turn an okay dish into a magnificent one. A Pinch of Salt may be all that's needed to bring Millie and Jackson the flavor they've been missing.


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★ LORI'S REVIEW ★

I thoroughly enjoyed this fun & light-hearted story! 

Bethany is a genius at creating characters that are so dang lovable! Millie & Jackson are perfect examples of that. I felt as if they were my good friends that I've known forever. I could easily picture myself hanging out with them. By adding real life situations to this story, the author made it easy to put myself inside the pages and into the characters' world and feel everything they were feeling. 

This book is full of amazing secondary characters, and I immediately fell hard for them, as well. We get to meet Millie's sisters, who all run the catering business together, and also Jackson's friends, who teach at the same school. I cannot wait for more stories from these characters!

Pinch of Salt has the right amount of (light) drama, a perfect dose of humor, and just enough steam to give you all the tingles. A perfect beginning to what will be an amazing series! 

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Use the hashtag #APINCHOFSALT on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, with the book's buy links, for a chance to win a surprise book box!

Each box will contain the ARC and some incredible goodies!


Now Available - $3.99

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:


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Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

TWO IS A LIE (Tangled Lies, #2) by Pam Godwin


New Release - Two is a Lie

Book 2 in the Tangled Lies series





Two lies.
Two men who don’t share.

I never stopped loving Cole. Not when he left me. Not when he disappeared for three years. Not when he crashed back into my life in a violent explosion of testosterone and fury.

His sudden reappearance questions everything I thought I knew, including how I came to love another man.

Trace is an intoxicating breeze of seduction over ice. My rock. My second chance at forever.

And he’s committed to annihilating the competition.

The battle that ensues wrenches me back and forth between them.

Fighting and fucking.
Resisting and submitting.

Together, they entangle me in a web of lies, rivalry, and desire that weaves as deeply as their devotion to me.

I love two men, and if I can only have one, I choose none.

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★ LORI'S REVIEW ★

Holy hell. This was AMAZING.

After finishing book 1, I could. not. wait. for this. Two is a Lie picks up right where One is a Promise left off. The tension and anxiety I'd felt in the first book came rushing back, giving me all those delicious tingles. Again. 

My heart is still in that tug-of-war, which started in the first book. Pushed and pulled one way, then smacked hard, tossed around, and steered in another direction. But that's okay, I fricken love it. And crave it. 

Starting each chapter, I was confident I was on one team. And then I kept reading. By the end of the next chapter, I had easily switched sides. But then, I realized, I didn't really switch - I'm on BOTH sides. I can't pick. I want Danni to have them both. *I* want them both. Selfish? Maybe. Whorish? Perhaps. But dammit, if Pam wouldn't have made Trace & Cole so fucking smart and sexy and hot and alpha and beautiful and... just ALL THINGS GOOD, then I wouldn't be having these problems choosing. *sigh* 

I knew going into this series that it was going to be a twisted mess of emotions, where feelings get hurt and hearts get crushed. Not crushed...trampled. If you enjoy a deliciously angsty love triangle that will have you panting like a floozy one minute and cussing like a sailor the next, you need to start this series. 

I may sound like a broken record, but I can't say enough how much of a talented writer Ms. Godwin is. She will suck you in, chew you up, and spit you out...and you'll love every minute of it. 


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The conclusion is coming soon!




One is a Promise

Available Now


One promise.
One forever.

One look and I knew Cole was mine. My dark rebel in leather. My powerhouse of passion, devastating smiles, and impulsiveness.

When his job sends him overseas, he promises to return to me.

A promise that’s destroyed in the most irrevocable way.

Two years later, an arrogant suit invades my heartbroken loneliness.

Clean-cut and stern, Trace is everything Cole wasn’t.
At first, he’s a job that will rescue my dance company. But as he intrudes on my life, our hostile relationship evolves.

He knows I’m still in love with Cole, but his dedication is my undoing.

Then a catastrophic moment changes everything.
Promises resurface.
Lies entangle.

And an impossible choice shatters my world.
I love two men, and I can only have one.




Three is a War

Release Date: August 29, 2017


Three means war.
Three sides vying for forever.

Cole.
My first love.

The bad boy with the dangerous smile and passionate temper draws attention like a lit fuse on dynamite. But his dark molten eyes spark only for me.

Trace.
My second chance.

Over six feet of Norse god in a tailored suit, he calculates every move and seizes my hungry breaths with an iron fist.

Me.
The free-spirited dancer, torn between two men with no resolution in sight.

I tried leaving, staying, refusing, and surrendering.
What options do I have left?

I love two men, and I do the only thing I can. I fight.




Pam Godwin

Pam Godwin Books GrayScale

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
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Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.




Other books by Pam Godwin


 Deliver Series 


 Trilogy of Eve 


 Stand-alones