Tuesday, May 21, 2019

HURT ~ Lydia Michaels



HURT by Lydia Michaels is LIVE!!



Attention Dark Romantic Thriller lovers!!
You are going to want to read this!
You NEED this!
Hang on to your hearts because it's going to HURT.

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IT’S GOING TO HURT…

Callan MacGregor might speak with the eloquence of a Scottish poet, but a hard life has turned him into a merciless killer. With a first-hand account of hell, he trusts nothing and no one but the hollow hurt tortured into his bones. Sacrificing all, he must escape Scotland to survive.

Emery Tanner is captivated—to the point of obsession—by the stunning Scotsman tending bar at the Imperial Hotel. With as many dark secrets as he has scars, she hungers to know every exquisite inch of him, but her shy nature leaves her tongue-tied. Despite her sense that innate kindness rests beneath his savage surface, Callan MacGregor is a man to approach with caution—if not fear.

When tragedy strikes and Emery’s world is shattered, she learns just how ruthless Callan can be. Violence has shaped his soul and love has always led to loss in both their broken lives. But as secrets are exposed, they find truth within the hurt and awaken a desire to become whole once more.

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★★★★★
Lori’s Review

Dark romantic thriller. 
Dark... that’s an understatement. 
Romantic... definitely. And poignant, and beautiful.
Thriller... oh hell yes. And then some. 

There’s dark, then there’s Hurt. This book is not for the faint of heart. It will grab your heart, it will squeeze, and it will put it through the wringer. And then you’ll be begging for mercy. 

You will be stunned. 
You will be wowed. 
Your mouth will be agape. 
You will have your socks rocked right the fuck off. 

Slam after slam to my heart, this well-written story had me holding my breath...made my heart pound, hard...made tears stream down my face...many times. 

I had to take a few breaks during this book. My poor heart required it. But then I couldn’t wait to dive back in. 

Brutal. 
Intense. 
Powerful.
Mind-blowing. 

This was a story that I felt way deep down in my soul. I can’t stop thinking about it. 

The hero:
So possessive. 
So heartbroken. 
So vulnerable.
So protective. At whatever cost. 

And the accent? Here, take my panties. 

I can’t recommend this enough. 
Do you love romance that is dark and delicious and evil and awesome and beautiful and painful and so fucking good? Read this.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Lydia Michaels is the Award Winning author of over thirty-five contemporary romance novels. She is the two-time winner of the 2018 and 2019 Author of the Year Award from Happenings Media, as well as the 2014 Best Author Award from the Courier Times. Her work has been featured in USA Today, Romantic Times Magazine, and more. As the host and founder of the East Coast Author Convention, the Behind the Keys Author Retreat, and Read Between the Wines, she continues to celebrate her growing love for readers and romance novels around the world. 

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Unattainable ~ Jamie Schlosser





Title: Unattainable
Series: Night Time Television
Author: Jamie Schlosser
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 9, 2019




The last person I expected to see on this tropical island is my ex. Although, since I never actually broke up with her, isn’t she technically still my girlfriend?

Yeah, I’ve got some explaining to do. And groveling. Probably some begging, too. Good thing we’re stuck at this resort together for the next three weeks. 

Corrine Harper is the only girl I’ve ever wanted, and I won’t let her slip through my fingers again. They call me Aiden the unattainable. Consider me attained. 













Another RomCom hit for Jamie Schlosser! 

I look forward to every release by this author. I know I’m going to get quality writing, a highly enjoyable story, and an escape into a world that makes me happy. That’s exactly what I got with Unattainable. 

This fun story was exactly what I needed - loaded with humor, full of emotion, and high on the feel-good tingles. I’m pretty sure I had a smile during most of the book. 

Aiden was first introduced in Untrainable, and I was very eager for his story. Untrainable was Theo’s book, and Aiden is Theo’s younger brother. I was very happy to see so much of Theo (and Hadley) in this book. And I loved seeing their relationship grow and their bond get stronger. 

Aiden & Corrie met as teenagers. 
They were young and new, they were smitten, they were falling for each other. Then after a tragic event, Aiden left suddenly without a word or any contact. Years later, they end up in the same place, both nervous and excited and adorably vulnerable, knowing they are going to face each other again soon. And all those angry and hurt feelings come out. But luckily, all the sparks between them are still there. 

These characters are so easy to love, easy to root for. From the start, I couldn’t get enough of them. Their chemistry is strong and their banter is super fun. 

Aiden is such a beautiful soul - kind-hearted, generous, sexy AF, and...a virgin. *insert heart-eyes here* And damn if I didn’t want to be the one to deflower that country-singin’ Hottie McTottie. 

The way Aiden helps Corrie with her phobias, the way he’s so understanding, is yet another reason he is perfect BBF material. 

And to go along with his heart of gold and his nature to make people happy, he goes and melts hearts by saying things like this:

“You said earlier that I make you brave? Well, you make me happy. I’ll be your courage if you’ll be my contentment.”

See??
*SWOOOOOON*

When it comes to romance novels, I am a huge first kiss snob. It needs to make my heart race and it better rock my socks off. Well, I have to say, Aiden & Corrie’s first kiss (not the almost-kiss from years ago) was highly satisfactory! My socks were rocked right off. <3

I can’t say enough good things about this book - I loved everything about it. This was a feel-good story that left me satisfied in the best way. It’s the perfect blend of fun, laughs, heart, and passion. 

If you’ve read and loved the other two books in this series, I’m confident you’ll enjoy this one. 





“Laugh out loud funny moments, sweet, heart-wrenching words, and some drama to keep things interesting, this is a 5 star summer read!” - Author Melanie Moreland

“OH THANK THE BOOK GODS, UNATTAINABLE WAS DELIGHTFULLY ADORABLE, OUTRAGEOUSLY FUNNY AND BEAUTIFULLY SWEET!” - Marie’s Tempting Reads

“This book was a perfect little mix of everything. Real life problems, love, steamy times, and finding your own way in this world.” - Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon




“Why are you so hellbent on denying that we kissed?” he interrupted heatedly, splashing water to the side.

Some of the droplets sprayed my neck and chin, and I let out a gasp of outrage.

“Because!” It was my turn to slap the water, making sure some of it hit Aiden’s chest.

“Because why?” He splashed me again. Definitely on purpose this time. “Our lips touched. That’s a real kiss.”

Shoving my hands forward with all the force I could muster, I caused a wave to arc straight to Aiden’s face. I had to bite the inside of my cheek to hold in my smile when he sputtered and scrubbed his eyes.

“It was my first kiss,” I said, once he could see me again.

“Mine, too.”

I wanted to scream that it was my only kiss, but that would’ve been giving him too much power. “It’s the one that’s supposed to be important and magical. The one that’s supposed to be longer than a millisecond. It’s not your fault that it didn’t last longer, but I feel cheated—”

Without warning, Aiden lunged forward. For a second, I thought he was starting the splash war again, but instead of water, I was assaulted by a slab of hard muscle.

Backing me against the wall, he smashed his lips to mine.

Surprised, I gasped as a lifetime of pent-up passion overflowed in the form of a hard press of his mouth.

Now this… this was a kiss.











 




 




Jamie Schlosser grew up on a farm in Illinois surrounded by cornfields. Although she no longer lives in the country, her dream is to return to rural living someday. As a stay-at-home mom, she spends most of her days running back and forth between her two wonderful kids and her laptop. She loves her family, iced coffee, and happily-ever-afters.








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Friday, April 26, 2019

METHOD ~ Kate Stewart




We are celebrating the release METHOD by Kate Stewart! One-Click METHOD today!



Contemporary Romance
Stand Alone
Cover Designer: QDesign


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Hollywood is a temptress, a trickster, a soul-stealing devil. I married an A-list player, knowing I come second place to his craft. But Lucas and I are a golden couple, a modern-day fairy tale.

I’ve never doubted what we built...until the sudden death of Lucas’s best friend has scandal rocking the Hills and shaking the foundation of our relationship.

I chose Lucas as my safe haven...he chose the role of a lifetime.
For the next three months, I’ll share my nights with a stranger, watching as he buries his pain, immersed in his role and living as someone else.

We’ve done this before. I tell myself it’s just another movie, and he’ll return to me.

I should’ve known this time would be different.

To get my husband back, I’ll need the strength of ten men.

As it turns out, I’ll have to go through two.

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★Read FREE with Kindle Unlimited★



Signed paperback: www.katestewartwrites.com

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★★ LORI'S REVIEW ★★

Outstanding. Brilliant. Phenomenal. 
These are just a few words that describe this amazing story that I cannot stop thinking about. And they don’t even come close to doing this book justice. 

I have never wanted to start reading from the beginning immediately after finishing a book as much as I did with this one. 

I read the blurb, so I knew what the book was about. But I didn’t KNOW know. Ya know? Seriously, I was WOWed - this book rocked my fucking socks off. 

From the unique storyline, to the eloquent writing, to the characters that captured my heart, I lived and breathed this story. It’s full of heart-pounding, angsty goodness that I couldn’t get enough of. 

The genius wordsmith that is Kate Stewart, took this complex story, brilliantly weaved together the past and present, and made this journey of marriage and friendship and trust flow smoothly and flawlessly. My heart was taken on a long and winding emotional roller coaster ride, and I still felt the effects long after I finished. 

The love Lucas had for Mila was intense... I felt it deep down in my soul. He adored her, worshipped her, loved her something fierce. 
Their passion was intoxicating, scorching, and it made me crave more. 

Mila, ah sweet Dame...such an amazing and strong heroine.
I admired her, I loved with her, I hurt and cried for her. I felt I was right there next to her. 

Many sensitive subjects were a part of this story and I feel it must be mentioned that Ms. Stewart handled them with care, finesse, and class. 

I can’t recommend this book enough. 
So different from anything I’ve read. 
Read it. 

★★★★★

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About the Author:



A Texas native, Kate Stewart lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it's what she loves as a reader. Kate is a lover of all things '80s and '90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.

Contact Kate:
 Email: authorkatestewart@gmail.com





Tuesday, April 9, 2019

METHOD ~ Kate Stewart


We are so excited for the release METHOD by Kate Stewart in April! 
Check out this stunning teaser and don't forget to add it to your TBR!



Contemporary Romance
Stand Alone

Cover Designer: QDesign

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43444744


Hollywood is a temptress, a trickster, a soul-stealing devil. I married an A-list player, knowing I come second place to his craft. But Lucas and I are a golden couple, a modern-day fairy tale.

I’ve never doubted what we built...until the sudden death of Lucas’s best friend has scandal rocking the Hills and shaking the foundation of our relationship.

I chose Lucas as my safe haven...he chose the role of a lifetime.

For the next three months, I’ll share my nights with a stranger, watching as he buries his pain, immersed in his role and living as someone else.

We’ve done this before. I tell myself it’s just another movie, and he’ll return to me.

I should’ve known this time would be different.

To get my husband back, I’ll need the strength of ten men.

As it turns out, I’ll have to go through two.





About the Author:


A Texas native, Kate Stewart lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it's what she loves as a reader. Kate is a lover of all things '80s and '90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.

Contact Kate- Email- authorkatestewart@gmail.com



Tuesday, April 2, 2019

TAKE (Deliver #5) ~ Pam Godwin


New Release: TAKE by Pam Godwin

TAKE is book 5 in the DELIVER Series
Dark Romance - Anti-heroes - Sex Trafficking - Cartel





He’s a notorious crime lord, a kidnapper, and an artist.

Scarification is his outlet, and he just captured a new canvas.
Kate refuses to surrender beneath his blade or the cruelty in his beautiful eyes.



But she’s drawn to the man inside the monster. A man who makes her ache with his touch. Who owns her with his kiss.
A man who worships her as deeply as he hurts her.

She can run, but there’s no escape from a bond carved in scars.


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★★ LORI'S REVIEW ★★


OUTSTANDING. 
This story was pure dark and twisted deliciousness. 
Pam Godwin took one of the most irredeemable antiheroes, made him human, and made me fall in love with him. 

Still trying to figure out how she did that.

With her eloquent writing, her expertise sucked me right in. 
She pushed my boundaries.
Made me want things I shouldn’t want.
Certain things seemed so wrong...disturbing...yet they felt so right. 
I found myself questioning my morals, maybe even my sanity. 
Genius. 

Kate, so strong-willed, with her fiery personality, is a complete badass. She’s been through hell and back and she refuses to back down. 

Tiago Badell is pure evil. Pretty sure he’s missing a heart. The spitfire that is Kate, is exactly what he needs, craves, and must have. The chemistry between these two was sizzling hot, it blew through the roof. 

Take is full of wicked passion, filthy goodness I couldn’t get enough of. Raw, emotionally intense scenes had my heart pounding from cover to cover. I craved more and more with each turn of the page. I lived and breathed this story.

I cannot recommend this book enough. If you’ve read the other books in this series, you will want to read this one.  







DELIVER SERIES

Each book is a different couple. No cliffhangers. Must be read in order.







DELIVER, Book 1: FREE on all retailers


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His name was Joshua Carter. Now it’s whatever she wants it to be.

She is a Deliverer.

She lures young men and delivers them to be sold. She delivers the strikes that enforce their obedience. She delivers the sexual training that determines their purchase price.

As long as she delivers, the arrangement that protects her family will hold.

Delivering is all she knows.

The one thing she can’t deliver is a captive from slavery.

Until him.

And her stubborn slave thinks he can deliver her…from herself.



VANQUISH, Book 2



Her life is like a prison cell.
A self-made, to-hell-with-the-free-world existence that locks from the inside.
Stop judging. Her agoraphobia doesn’t define her. It simply keeps her safe.

He belongs in a prison cell.
The 6x8, make-me-your-bitch variety that locks from the outside.
But he’s free. To hunt. To take. To break.
And he just found a sexy new toy.

Capturing her is the easy part. Her fucked-up mind, however, makes him question everything he does next.
But he’s a determined bastard. If all goes his way, this will hurt like hell.



DISCLAIM, Book 3



Camila was seventeen when Van Quiso kidnapped her. Ten years after her escape, the shackles refuse to release her. Not while there are still slave traders preying on her city.
She will stop at nothing to end them.
Even if that means becoming a slave again.

Returning to chains is her worst fear—and only option. They won’t know who she is or what she intends to do. She’s prepared for every complication.
Except him.
The one who decimated her sixteen-year-old heart.

Matias is charming, gorgeous, and dangerously seductive. He’s also untrustworthy and enshrouded in secrets. After years of no contact, he finds her—on her knees, wrists bound, in the clutches of her enemy.
Will he sabotage her mission by needlessly saving her?
Or will he keep her in chains and never let her go?



DEVASTATE, Book 4



“What is the price you’re willing to pay?”
“Money isn’t an issue.”
“I’m not talking about money.”

Tate is on the hunt to find his best friend’s sister.
Eleven years ago, Lucia Dias was abducted. Presumed dead. He never met her, so why does he care?
Some might call his efforts noble, but his motivation is more perverse, bordering on obsession.

When he follows a chilling lead to Venezuela’s Kidnap Alley, what he finds is neither a corpse nor a captive.

Amid poisonous lies and crippling depravity, the price of love is devastation.
And he pays.
With his body, his blood, and her life.



Audiobooks



DELIVER #1: Audible
Narrated by Teddy Hamilton (Josh) and Abby Crayden (Liv)

VANQUISH #2: Audible
Narrated by Ryan West (Van) and Jo Raylan (Amber)

DISCLAIM #3: Audible
Narrated by Christian Fox (Matias) and Emma Wilder (Camila)

DEVASTATE #4: Coming April 30
Narrated by J.F. Harding (Tate) and Tracy Marks (Lucia)

TAKE #5: Coming June




Pam Godwin


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.





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