Friday, September 30, 2016

MEANT TO BE (Southern Heat #2) by Jenna Harte Plus 5 Things You Didn't Know About Jenna @TastyBoBBBTours @Jenna_Harte



Will they both allow resentments and misunderstanding spoil 
their chance of discovering what was meant to be?


MEANT TO BE
Southern Heat #2
Jenna Harte
Releasing Sept 27th, 2016
Penner Publishing


Charming and sexy, detective Mitch McKenna lets women into his bed—not into his heart. When his first love left him in a lurch, crushing his soul, Mitch swore off relationships and love. After all, any woman who chooses what her parents want over what she wants is not worth fighting for.

Or is she?

Successful New York doctor, Sydney Preston left the only man she ever loved to follow the path that her parents paved for her. When a tragic incident at the hospital threatens her life, Sydney moves to Virginia to rekindle the spark with her ex-fiancé.

But Mitch isn’t interested in reigniting the flame that fizzled out long ago. Will they both allow resentments and misunderstanding spoil their chance of discovering what was meant to be?



5 Things You Didn’t Know About Jenna
1) Writing always terrified me, so I’m baffled as to how I got here.

2) My favorite fiction involves mystery and romance, but I prefer a mystery with romance as opposed to a romance with mystery, if that makes any sense. In either case, there should be at least one hot love scene!

3) My favorite authors are J.D. Robb, Janet Evanovich, Sandra Brown and Carl Hiaasen. I also love Jane Austen, but tend to stay away from literature unless I know it will end well.

4) Like my character Tess, I love good chocolate and old R&B tunes. I’m still working on getting Carine Gilson lingerie to see if I’d love them as much as Tess does. A set can cost several hundred dollars, so I have to wait until more books sell.


5) I long for the day when Apple or Microsoft invents a doodad that I can plug into my head, preferably when I’m sleeping, that will download my stories to my computer. My stories come to me when I sleep (and when I drive), but I can’t remember the details when I sit down to write.



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Jenna Harte is a die-hard romantic writing about characters who are passionate about and committed to each other, and frequently getting into trouble. She is the author of the Valentine Mysteries, the first of which, “Deadly Valentine,” reached the quarter-finals in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award in 2013. She is also the author of the contemporary romance series, Southern Heat, with includes Drawn to Her, and upcoming September 2016 release of Meant to Be. She has a bundle of stories filled with romance, mystery and even time travel rattling around in her head and is eager for the day when a device is invented allowing her to download what’s in her brain onto her computer. When she’s not telling stories, she works by day as a freelance writer, author, blogger and online entrepreneur. She lives in central Virginia with her husband, two college-bound children and a two fat cats.







Wednesday, September 28, 2016

BRANDED by Candace Havens #NewRelease #Cowboy #HotAsHell #OneClick #CandaceHavens


BRANDED

by Candace Havens

Published:  September 19, 2016
Publisher:  Entangled ~ Embrace
Length:  210 pages
Genre:  NA, Contemporary, Cowboy Romance







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I have my hands full taking care of my little sister and covering for my uncle as ranch foreman. The last thing I need is a Texas princess like Callie Llewellyn getting up in my business and messing with my head.


All I can think of is getting up close and personal with those curves of hers. And being on the edge of discovery makes our quick-and-dirty encounters twice as hot. And that’s all they are—quick and dirty—there’s nothing deeper going on here.



There’s only one rule to keeping my job and a roof over my sister’s head: stay away from the boss’s granddaughter. But I’m not always great at following the rules.





An hour later, I’d showered. My bones were tired as hell. But my cock was hard.



I texted Callie: Where are you?


Studying. And I’m not talking to you. Stop texting me.

Didn’t blame her for being mad. I’d been a jerk. But this thing with her had only been going on for twenty-four hours, and I was already twisted up. Might be best to let it go. But that wasn’t going to happen.

What are you studying?


Sigh

I snickered.
Come on. I’m sorry. I was an asshole. Why don’t you bring your books, and I’ll help you.

You don’t even know what it is.


I need to see you. We can just study.
She didn’t text back.
So I typed: You’re mad. So rant. I can take it.


WTF is wrong with you? You’re the one who told me you’d had enough. Then you kissed the shit out of me and took a phone call. And I told you I’m BUSY.

You wanted what I gave you. We’re not doing this on the phone. 30 mins. Bring your books and laptop.

Go F yourself.

I laughed out loud. Maybe it was a little sick, but I liked when she was all red up.

28 mins.

I shoved my phone in my pocket and took off for my uncle’s house. My sister was at her first slumber party. She’d become friends with one of the girls she’d met while helping Mrs. Llewellyn with charity work. They talked on the phone constantly. Her mother was nice, as was her father. The girl had spent the night at our house two nights ago. She hadn’t balked at the simple three-bedroom ranch house. They’d had fun and I hadn’t seen Addy that happy in a long time.

I’d talked to the parents again when they’d picked up her friend. Then before I let her go to the party tonight, I’d made Ads pinky-swear there would be no boys involved. And that she’d text me every two hours to check in.

I still hadn’t heard anything from Callie. So I sent her another text: Meet me at the ranch house. Please. See, I can be nice. Now get your ass over here.

The princess was about to go to a whole new school. And I couldn’t wait to play teacher.




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My Review





I have listened to Candy give her film reviews on 96.3 KSCS for more years than I can count so when I discovered that she also writes fantastic books, well, I had a new author to love.  That was several books ago.  Here is my review of her latest, BRANDED.

When something is branded, extreme heat is applied between the two items until a mark is permanently left.  Candace Havens couldn’t have chosen a more perfect name for this book than BRANDED.  The story of Callie and Cole was one of transformation that unfolds before our very eyes. They started out with some humorous misconceptions about each other but they began to right the ship, so to speak, almost immediately and the story had my heart beating right along in time.

Callie is funny, loving and smart-assy, just the right combination to push all of Cole’s buttons. Cole is every bit a cowboy—strong, hardworking, and handsome as well as a man of well-chosen words. Having the notion that they could never have a real relationship, their chemistry quickly evolves into something majorly hot and in a sense, hidden. 

I was really taken by surprise by how much their families factored into the storyline.  That added an additional layer of warmth and emotion that helped balance out some of the near-constant uber hot sex Callie and Cole eventually engaged in.  And that’s all I’m going to say on that matter. ::grin::  You’ll just have to read it for yourself. :)

I loved that the author told the story in dual pov's. It helped me feel like you are able to get the real thoughts and feelings of each character and really feel more involved in their journey. I liked the fact that it was a fast paced, easy and hot read, and although I found it somewhat predictable at times, a good book by a well-known author still equals a book well worth reading.


****4 Stars****


***ARC kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.***




Meet Candace Havens:



Bestselling author Candace Havens has published more than 25 books. Her novels have received nominations for the RITA's, Holt Medallion, Write Touch Reader Awards and National Readers Choice Awards. She is a Barbara Wilson Award winner. She is the author of the biography “Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy” and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation's leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities from George Clooney to Chris Pratt. Her entertainment columns are syndicated by FYI Television, Inc. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 2000 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing classes. She does film reviews with Hawkeye in the Morning on 96.3 KSCS, and is a former President of the Television Critics Association.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

SCOTTISH WEREBEAR, The Complete Collection by Lorelei Moone - #NewRelease #ParanormalRomance #BBW #Shifters

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Scottish Werebear: The Complete Collection

by Lorelei Moone
Scottish Werebear Boxset, #1-6
Publication Date: September 25, 2016
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, BBW, Shifters, Novella, Romance

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Synopsis: In present-day Scotland, not everyone is who they appear to be. Shifters have been hiding in plain sight for generations. It all starts with a single bear who falls for the most unlikely partner: a human. Bears and humans simply can’t pair up, or can they? Fall in love today with the Scottish Werebears and get the complete saga in one handy collection. Includes: An Unexpected Affair, A Dangerous Business, A Forbidden Love, A New Beginning, A Painful Dilemma and A Second Chance. FREE BONUS STORY: Sugar & Spice: A Scottish Werebear XmasScottish Werebears: An Unexpected Affair 
When romance novelist, Clarice Adler, hides herself away in a secluded holiday cottage to finish a book, the last thing she needs is another relationship. Imagine her surprise when she falls head over heels for the man who runs the place. Derek McMillan knows Clarice is his mate, but he’s a bear shifter and she’s human and the two simply don’t mix. They are literally worlds apart; can they find a way to come together?
Scottish Werebears: A Dangerous Business 
As part of the Alliance, bear shifter Aidan McMillan is hunting the Sons of Domnall, a secret society of humans sworn to destroy all shifters. Along comes Heidi Blackwood, his fated mate, and it suddenly becomes nearly impossible to focus on the job.

Scottish Werebears: A Forbidden Love 
Alison Campbell has been told that shifters are evil and the world would be a better place without them. In her efforts to infiltrate the Alliance to gather intel for The Sons of Domnall, she comes across Jamie Abbott, bear shifter and Alliance leader, who doesn’t seem so bad at all. In fact, he seems to be all her heart desires and the feeling is mutual. Where will her loyalties lie when it becomes time to pick a side once and for all?

A New Beginning 
Ever since developing delusions about turning into a bear at the most inopportune moments, Matt Argyle has been keeping to himself. When curvaceous beauty Leah Hudson moves in next door, suddenly his carefully orchestrated life becomes unsustainable. He feels compelled to get to know her, and in the process must learn some important truths about himself.

A Painful Dilemma 
Henry Weston is a good man, and a good Alliance agent. But when he is ordered to spy on his own people, he knows he must rebel. He finds the perfect partner in Gail McPherson when they connect in a way only true mates can. There’s only one problem: Henry already has a mate whom he refuses to abandon.

A Second Chance 
Journalist Charlie McAllister watches the New Alliance reveal itself on live TV and can’t believe her eyes; one of the shifters looks so familiar… Could that really be her friend James, whom she grew up next door to? The same James she had the biggest crush on, but who disappeared on her after they shared their first and only kiss? The void he left behind in her heart still aches, still she vows to track him down for an exclusive interview.

This boxset contains all six novellas in the steamy Scottish Werebears shifter romance series; each book features a different alpha bear and his fated mate and includes plenty of sizzling action, irresistible attraction and a happy ending for the couple, while the overarching plot of the series continues. Shifter fans love this series! One-click now to find out what all the fuss is about.
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ABOUT LORELEI MOONE

Lorelei Moone
Lorelei Moone is an up-and-coming author of paranormal romance based in London. Her first book, Scottish Werebear: An Unexpected Affair has hit the virtual shelves on Amazon on 25 September 2015, and her second, Scottish Werebear: A Dangerous Business a month later on the 25th of October. A lover of all things sweet, and caffeinated, when she’s not writing about sexy bear shifters and their strong-willed curvaceous love interests, Lorelei can be found baking cookies or cakes for her family.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

COWBOY KARMA by Mia Hopkins - #FirstLook #Series #CowboyRomance #Erotic @MaryHopkinsxoxo @Barclay_PR

Now y'all know I do love me some hot 'n spicy Cowboy Romances.  Well, I just found out about some that I'd been missing so I just had to share them with you!  Cowboy Karma is Mia Hopkins soon-to-be-released book that is part of her Cowboy Cocktail series and my oh my does it sound like something I'd love.  Well, here's the scoop on it as well as the rest of the Cowboy Cocktail books. Hope you enjoy and want to read them as much as I do!!


See the First Look at the Newest Mia Hopkins Book, COWBOY KARMA…

"Who needs luck when you can get Lucky?"

Cowboy Karma

When Harmony Santos’s boyfriend dumps her on her birthday, she doesn’t get mad. She gets lucky…with a mysterious cowboy whose bedroom eyes and rough edges bring out her inner bad girl. But when their one-night rodeo turns into more than a rebound, Harmony worries her heart hasn’t healed enough to take on someone new—even if that someone is as sweet as he is sexy.

Tie-down roper Lucky Garcia can’t believe his good fortune. A shot at national finals and now this—his longtime crush, in his arms at last. The more time he spends with Harmony, the harder he falls for her. But financial demands and family responsibilities take him further and further away from her—as does his secret fear she hasn’t quite gotten over her dickhead ex.

Behind closed doors, Lucky and Harmony are filthy perfection. But when reality comes knocking, the star-crossed lovers must decide: walk away intact, or risk it all for a chance at happiness.



On Sale in Digital: October 4, 2016

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Excerpt:

They drove a short distance to a large, two-story house in an older part of town. Cars were parked up and down the street. The front of the house was lit up with floodlights. Lucky took her hand as they made their way up the concrete walkway.

“You look so beautiful tonight,” he said as they climbed the steps.

“Stop.”

“No. I won’t. Don’t you know how beautiful you are, Harmony? Hermosa. Preciosa.

She smiled shyly at him. “You’re not so bad yourself, cowboy.” A little dimple formed in her left cheek. He wanted to lick it. He wanted to taste her. No—he needed to taste her.

“Wait.” Right before she rang the doorbell, he leaned down and kissed those cherry red lips. He whispered, “You know, we don’t have to go in. We can just…get back in your car…drive back to your place…and have our own party.” He dropped tiny kisses along her jaw. Desire roared in his chest when her breath hitched in her throat. Her cheeks flushed pink. She paused, staring at him as though she were a heartbeat away from taking his suggestion.

Lucky held her gaze. “I’ve been thinking about you all week.” He brushed his fingertips back and forth across the cool, silken skin of her throat. “How about you? Have you been thinking about how good it was?” He lowered his lips to her ear. “Don’t you want to play together again?”

Her eyes fluttered closed. “Lucky,” she murmured.

“You do, don’t you, belleza?” He rested his thumb lightly in the hollow of her throat. “Tell me the truth. You’ve been thinking about me, haven’t you?”

The pulse in her neck tapped wildly against his fingers. “Yes, but—”

“Come on,” he whispered. “Let’s go.”


See what people are saying about the Cowboy Cocktail series:

"Mia Hopkins knows how to put characters on a page.
 - HEROES AND HEARTBREAKERS

"Mia Hopkins is an imaginative author who doesn’t take the easy road to a formulaic book.
- USA TODAY

"Sweet and filthy at the same time, just the way I like it. This book made me so happy.
- READ ALL THE ROMANCE

"The writing is excellent, the emotions leap off the page, and the sex is downright earthy.
- JILL SORENSON, AUTHOR

"Beautifully descriptive...hot, sexy and full of yearning!
 - DELILAH DEVLIN, AUTHOR

Off the charts hot.” 
 - THE ROMANCE STUDIO

A tantalizing slow seduction of the senses.” 
- STRANGE CANDY REVIEWS

"Hopkins packs a lot of heat and romance on the pages...Caution: hot, sexy times ahead!
- READER GIRLS BLOG

Filled with sizzling chemistry, hot sex, and just enough sweetness to leave me wanting more…And those sex scenes…Holy hotness!” 
- CRYSTAL BLOGS BOOKS


Check out the other books in The Cowboy Cocktail series!

Cowboy Valentine

25359722Forget chocolate and flowers. This homegrown honey is all the sweetness he craves.

Small-town life is nothing but a waiting room for eighteen-year-old honor student Corazón Gomez. Work and school leave little time for love, but with a full-ride Ivy League scholarship and a one-way ticket out of the boondocks, who needs it?

The answer appears on Valentine’s Day when her old cowboy crush ambles into the ice cream parlor where she works, inviting her to go on a late-night ride in his truck. For the first time she wavers between staying on the straight and narrow, and going off-road with the handsome heartbreaker.

After four years working on ranches all over the country, Caleb MacKinnon is back on the family farm helping out his mom and brothers while his father fights cancer. The one bright spot: smart, funny, and wickedly sexy Cora.

From the start, they both know this blazing-hot love affair can’t last. But when autumn comes and Cora has to leave for the East Coast, Caleb must find a solution to keep himself—and his heart—from falling apart.

Warning: Contains hard, cherry-poppin’ sex in a pickup truck and a cowboy charmer who talks dirty in two languages.

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Cowboy Resurrection

27304326Ball-busting business woman meets no-holds-barred cowboy. He’s gonna need a longer rope…

Marketing hotshot Monica Kaur has put her big-city life on hold to help bail out her brother’s failing business. Now she’s got three months to plan and promote a rodeo, the first her tiny hometown has ever seen.

To ensure the rodeo’s success, Monica enlists a local hero, a rancher’s son who’s made a name for himself on the bull-riding circuit. Problem? She can’t stop daydreaming about the cocky bastard—and all the things she longs to do to him out behind the chutes.

Professional bullfighter Dean MacKinnon is home helping his family while his father fights cancer. Haunted by bad memories, jaded by love, Dean finds escape in a no-strings-attached go-round with brainy, sexy Monica, whose close-knit Sikh-American family would sooner run him out of town than see her with a notorious rodeo Romeo.

In private, Monica and Dean play as hard as they work. But as the rodeo draws near, that clean break they promised each other is getting more and more hung up in the rigging.

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Cowboy Players

30134733For eight years, Melody Santos played the game of love and lost—big time. Now she’s back in her tiny hometown looking after her younger sister, making ends meet with an assortment of odd jobs. When her childhood best friend hires her to help him sell his family’s grass-fed beef, the last thing she anticipates is falling in lust with the legendary, brown-eyed player.

To put his family’s cattle ranch back in the black, Clark MacKinnon has his sights set on big contracts—gourmet chefs and restaurateurs. If that means long hours traveling from farmer’s market to farmer’s market, Clark doesn’t mind. Particularly since his new assistant is his childhood crush, all grown up and sexy as hell.

One night in bed leaves them breathless and hungry for more. But when his love-’em-and-leave-’em reputation collides with her trust issues, Clark and Melody must face the truth about what they’ve become: not friends, not lovers, but players in a game that’s impossible to win.

Warning: Contains filthy banter, raunchy sex, excessive Johnny Cash references, and hundreds of pounds of raw beef.



About The Author
Mia Hopkins writes lush romances starring fun, sexy characters who love to get down and dirty. She's a sucker for working class heroes, brainy heroines and wisecracking best friends.

When she's not lost in a story, Mia spends her time cooking, gardening, traveling, volunteering and looking for her keys. In a past life, she was a classroom teacher and still has a pretty good "teacher voice" and "teacher stare."

She lives in the heart of Los Angeles with her roguish husband and two waggish dogs.

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Well, looks like I have some fun reading to do!  Thanks for dropping by and be sure come back real soon.





Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Omega Team: Running With Risk (Kindle Worlds Novella) by Shaye Harting #ARC #5StarReview #KindleWorlds #Novella



The Omega Team: Running With Risk
Book #12

Published:  July 31, 2016
Publisher:  Kindle Worlds
Length:  74 pages
Genre:  Western/Adventure




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Clarence “Risk” Campbell turned in his spurs for Night Stalker wings in the army. Now a new member of the Omega Team, his first mission—to extract the daughter of a congresswoman from a worn-torn country—has gone sideways when the woman insists that the real danger lies with her mother. Determined to complete his mission the best way he knows how, Risk brings the feisty, yet alluring, woman back to his family’s ranch in Wyoming. It’s the one place he’s sure he can keep her safe, whatever the danger, unless that danger comes from his growing desire for her. 



Dr. Ruth Cabot turned her back on the socialite life and has dedicated herself to practicing medicine where people need her the most. The last thing she expects is for a flying cowboy to snatch her up and literally carry her off. Having spent the last few years avoiding attempts on her life, she has no intention of letting Risk deposit her back in the arms of the enemy. Avoiding the temptation of his protective embrace is another story. 

With both their careers and lives on the line, Risk and Ruth form an alliance born of heat and need. They’re flying by the seat of their pants as they navigate around the mounting danger and their growing attraction. 


My Review

Shaye Harting must have known I'd be reading her book when she came up with a Wyoming cowboy who is a military vet turned Omega Team Operative.  Mmmn, mmn mmmn!  lol The fact that Jimmy Thomas is on the cover doesn't hurt either. ;)  

When Risk is hired to protect  our heroine, Dr. Ruth Cabot, he may have bit off a bit more than he thought.  Trying to get her to safety proved to be a real challenge, forcing him to change tactics mid-stream several times.  Eventually he realizes that the best way to truly protect her is in very close proximity which sets off all kinds of 'Danger Will Robinson' alarms.  Then just when everything seems under control, there's a wrench thrown in the works and it takes all of their mutual skills to survive that mess.

As one of the 21 stories in the Omega Team World (Running With Risk is #12) Shaye made good use of her story.  It had excitement, adventure, conflict, attitude, stealth, fun and intimate moments.  And all of that in just 74 pages!  So if you want a great little novella that packs a lot of punch, you might find yourself Running With Risk.

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

5 Stars