Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Audiobook Review Tour: Your Irresistible Love by Layla Hagen


Looking for your next audiobook? 

Don't miss out on Layla Hagen's Bennett Family series, available on audio now! 
Sebastian Bennett is a determined man. It's the secret behind the business empire he built from scratch. Under his rule, Bennett Enterprises dominates the jewelry industry. Despite being ruthless in his work, family comes first for Sebastian, and he'd do anything for his parents and eight siblings - even if they drive him crazy sometimes...like when they keep nagging him to get married already. 

Sebastian doesn't believe in love, until he brings in external marketing consultant Ava to oversee the next collection launch. She's beautiful, funny, and just as stubborn as he is. Not only is he obsessed with her delicious curves, but he also finds himself willing to do anything to make her smile. Ava Lindt has one job to do at Bennett Enterprises: make the next collection launch unforgettable. Daydreaming about the hot CEO is definitely not on her to-do list. 

Besides, the consultancy she works for has a strict policy - no fraternizing with clients. She won't risk her job. But soon their sizzling chemistry spirals into a deep connection that takes both of them by surprise.... 
Pick up the audiobook of YOUR IRRESISTIBLE LOVE!

Get your hands on other versions of YOUR IRRESISTIBLE LOVE:
Nook (Barnes and Noble): http://bit.ly/2cQ8OI3 
Want to catch up on the Bennett Family series? Grab them now!

Your Irresistible Love (The Bennett Family Series, Book 1): 
Nook (Barnes and Noble): http://bit.ly/2cQ8OI3
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2booehV
The AUDIO version: http://amzn.to/2dsVfw4

Your Captivating Love (The Bennett Family Series, Book 2): 
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2doRv2q
The AUDIO version: http://amzn.to/2dH85WD

Your Forever Love (The Bennett Family Series, Book 3): 
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2ar1ooN
The AUDIO version: http://amzn.to/2dbWMF7

Your Inescapable Love (The Bennett Family Series, Book 4): 
Nook (B&N): http://bit.ly/2el8bqG
The AUDIO version: http://amzn.to/2dbWMF7

Your Tempting Love (The Bennett Family Series, Book 5): 
Nook (B&N): http://bit.ly/2lNp8gS
The AUDIO version: http://amzn.to/2dbWMF7

Your Alluring Love (The Bennett Family Series, Book 6): 
Nook (B&N): http://bit.ly/2lNp8gS
The AUDIO version: http://amzn.to/2dbWMF7

Your Fierce Love (The Bennett Family Series, Book 7): 
Nook (B&N): http://bit.ly/2uI9dn8
As with all of my audio book reviews, this will be split into two parts. The story and the narration. Irresistible Love by Layla Hagen is the first book in the Bennett Family Series. Sebastian is under pressure to find someone and get married. It's sort of a family joke, but at the same time, his parents would love to see him settle down...as they would all of his siblings. But he hasn't found anyone and doesn't know if he actually believes in love. Sure his parents found it, but he hasn't. Besides, he's too busy trying to run his business empire. Ava is going to help him make his next launch even bigger, now if she would only stop wanting him. Will they be able to stay away from each other, or will they both learn what it means to love?

Story: 4.5 stars
I liked the characters and the story progression, and I can't wait to read the other books in the series. It has a little bit of everything: romance, humor, emotion, etc. And you will love Sebastian. I kind of want him for myself. Good plot, well written, and enjoyable. 

Narration: 4 stars (overall)
This book had two different narrators. I'll start with Aiden Snow. The narrator seemed to embrace the character and made Sebastian come to life. His intonation was great and while there were a couple of spots he seemed flat, overall, he was great. I could definitely listen to his voice over and over again. The next narration was done by Kasha Kensington. As the story moved on, her narration got better, however, in the beginning I wasn't drawn in. She didn't bring Ava to life for me until several chapters in. Statements sounded like questions and some lines seemed more monotone. However, when she got more into the story, things began to change and improve. 

Overall rating: 4 stars
While I liked the story, I think there were parts of the narration that interrupted the pleasure of listening to this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, overall, it was. I highly recommend this book and the audio book. 4 stars. 

Layla Hagen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She fell in love with books when she was nine years old, and her love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.

She writes steamy and romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.

She is represented by fabulous Louise Fury (The Bent Agency)


Release Blitz: Lustful Lies by Maggie Adams

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TITLE: Lustful Lies
AUTHOR: Maggie Adams
COVER DESIGNER: Designs by Wes Nemo
RELEASE DATE: Sept 26, 2017

In the beginning, it was good…

That’s how I look back on this time in my life. In my sexual prime, a widow escaping the mundane, seeking the darker art of romance. Romance? Ha! It was an obsession, a compulsion to discover the sensual being hidden for so many years.

I was a fool.

I ran rampant with the fever of sexual discovery, from submission to Dominance, edge play to slavery, I was willing to try it all. I would seek out willing participants in debauchery from online sex sites to chat forums. It didn’t matter. It was safe to play online, to meet in groups of like-minded people intent on pleasure.

Or so I thought.

When drugs and alcohol make the mind blurry and the hands unsteady, someone could get hurt. When the highs of pleasure can go no higher, when slavery and edge play take on dangerous thrills for the Dominant and frightening scenarios for the submissive, it is time to safe word out. So, I did.

But no one listened.

Now I must live with the consequences. I must decide to run away or face the challenge before me. I must discern the truth from the lustful lies.



Vegas was a bust, my dear Diary,

Too many authors vying for the attention of readers. The only thing good to come out of it was meeting Anne Gordon and her husband, John. She was my table partner, a best-selling erotic author, from rural Kansas, and funny as hell. She was also a girly-girl like me, and dressed for her sexy persona in a corset and mini skirt. I sort of wondered if she was wearing panties. John was quiet, sort of intense. He kept staring at me. It unnerved me and yet aroused me. And his hands…. God, they were fuckin’ fabulous. Long, strong and tan. I got wet just staring at them.

She asked me to dinner with them and I accepted. After two bottles of wine, we were all feeling a bit buzzed as we headed back to the hotel. John suggested a nightcap to celebrate their anniversary. I congratulated them and made noises about not getting them a gift. He said he had some fabulous Scotch in their room and we could discuss this “gift” there. I laughed and thought, what the hell, although I had no idea what he was talking about.

I toasted the happy couple and asked if they had gotten any special presents for each other. They shared a look and Anne replied that they wanted to fulfill a fantasy of a threesome with a call girl, but they both didn’t care of the anonymity of that.

This is where I choked on my Scotch.

John took the glass from me, cupped my face with his big hands and kissed me. God, he was a good kisser. His tongue twirled and lips pulled at mine. I was drowning and I didn’t care that his wife watched. When the kiss ended, I blinked and Anne stood before me, naked. “We read your article on How to Undress a Man. Let’s put it into action.”

John stepped back and Anne came into my space, her hands cupped my breasts through my silk blouse as she kissed me. Her lips were soft and light, but just as arousing. I felt my panties dampen. She stepped back and I looked at her. “Yes?” she whispered.

I don’t know if it was the wine or the ache of loneliness, but I didn’t think. I simply replied, “Yes.”







Maggie’s books can be found on eBook and paperback at these links:

Whistlin’ Dixie, Book One in the Tempered Steel Series

Leather and Lace, book two 

Something’s Gotta Give, book three 

Getting Lucky, A Tempered Steel Novella 

Love, Marriage & Mayhem, book four 

Forged in Fire, book five

Cold as Ice, book six

The Tempered Steel Series, Books 1-3 

Lustful Letters 

Maggie Adams is an Amazon Best Selling contemporary romance author. Her first book in the Tempered Steel Series, Whistlin’ Dixie, debuted in Amazon’s Top 100 for Women’s Fiction, humor, on November, 2014 and then again at #61 in 2016. Since then, she has consistently made the Amazon best seller 5-star list with Leather and Lace, Something’s Gotta Give, Love, Marriage & Mayhem, and Forged in Fire. Her series has launched the tiny town of Grafton, Illinois, into International recognition with sales in Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and the UK.

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Cover Reveal: A Shine That Defines The Dark by Jodi Gallegos

A Shine That Defies The Dark 
Jodi Gallegos
Published by: Changing Tides Publishing
Publication date: December 5th 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance
Gripping, romantic, and evocative of its time— A Shine that Defies the Dark is a spellbinding story of one woman who will stop at nothing to survive during a tumultuous time in American history.

After a six-year exile, Ophelia Breaux and her mother are overjoyed to return to the Louisiana bayou. But it seems the ghosts of the epic feud that drove them away still haunt Plaquemines Parish, and with the Great Depression sweeping the nation, the two soon find they can’t make ends meet.

Seeing no other option, Ophelia’s mother takes the drastic step of sharing her bed with the town judge in exchange for a reduced rent. The judge has had a life-long obsession with Momma, and Ophelia is desperate to end this arrangement and get her away from him.

When Remy Granger shows up, Ophelia knows it could mean more trouble—and that’s the last thing they need. Handsome and dangerous, he’s the first boy she ever kissed, and a member of the most notorious family in southern Louisiana—but he’s also got an opportunity for fast money in rumrunning. Ophelia goes all in, and it turns out she may have a knack for the business. But she’s going to have to run even faster if she wants to save Momma… dodging the cops, rival gangs, and her traitorous heart at every turn.

Jodi is a YA writer, black belt, registered nurse and case manager for a busy home health agency. She lives with her husband, three sons and an evolving herd of undisciplined animals in Colorado. She has a well-earned fear of bears, but tolerates the Teddy and Gummy variety. She has been obsessed with books, both reading and writing them, for most of her life and prefers the written word to having actual conversations. The most current projected completion date of her To Be Read book collection is May 17, 2176. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Blog Tour: Forbidden & Forever by Marly Andrews

Forbidden & Forever, Lake Lovers Book 3

Author: Marly Andrews

Cover Designer: Kris Kendall with www.Final-Edits.com

Photographer: Golden Czermak, Furious Fotog

Model: Shawn Dawson

Genre: Military Romance, New Adult Romance

Release Date: September 12, 2017

Nate Thompson has met the heart-stopping girl of his dreams. There’s just one problem. The man who he just started to know as his dad is marrying her mom. Best possible solution? Join the Army. Go as far away as possible and stay as long as it takes to forget her. By the time he returns, she’ll be off the market, and he won’t have to deal with the untimely feelings he has for his new stepsister. At least, that was the plan.

Claire Carter is just trying to get through nursing school while maintaining a relationship with her uncommitted college boyfriend. Her immediate plan is to graduate, start a career and solidify her relationship status before Nate returns. Then these forbidden feelings for him will no longer matter.

But she promised to write to him while he was gone. How was she to know those letters would bring him home to her? 





As a warm breeze drifted in from the lake, Nick – the man Nate was just beginning to know as dad, was dancing with his new bride, Maggie. They were surrounded by Nick’s buddies from the Air Force as well as close friends and even more family. To the left of the dance floor was Maggie’s son, Trevor, with his beautiful wife, Katie. As far as stepbrothers go, Nate couldn’t be happier with the connection they instantly made. He had already proven to be a great friend in the six months they had known each other.

As his eyes moved around the crowd, he immediately spotted Maggie’s daughter where she was dancing with Aspen, her college boyfriend. Aspen was droopy-eyed drunk, and his well-manicured hands were wandering a little lower than appropriate for a family wedding. But rather than intervene, Nate just watched from his hiding place under the tree. Besides, it was good entertainment watching Aspen and his many failed attempts at more than a kiss.

When the couple turned, he locked eyes with his new stepsister. She spotted him through the crowd, tilted her head and smiled. And just like every other time Claire Carter looked his way, his chest swelled and a now familiar burn blazed up his spine, causing a bead of sweat to appear on his brow. Fuck.

Breaking eye contact, Nate glanced at his watch, crumpled the plastic cup and tossed it in a nearby trash can before heading to the small corner bar. He needed something stronger than wedding punch to settle the pounding in his chest. Claire was officially under his skin, and she had only been his stepsister for six short hours. Time to douse the flame with something stronger or find somebody to share his 
misery with.

I'm going to start this review by saying while this is a book three, and I do recommend reading the whole series, I was able to follow along without issue. I did not start on the other books until after I read Forbidden & Forever. This book had romance, a little bit of taboo (step-brother/step-sister romance), and a great story supported by characters that are realistic, and relatable. You want everything to work out for them, even if they did have a rough start. 

Nate has fallen in love, but who is it? The daughter of the woman his dad is marrying. In order to deal with the situation, he joins the Army. 

Claire can't get Nate out of her mind, but she can't be with him, and besides, she has a boyfriend. Her plan is to finish nursing school and to fall in love with her boyfriend. What is going to happen? Will they be able to forget their feelings forever? Can they keep running? You have to read to find out. 

I highly recommend this book and give it 4.5 stars. One click it today. 







Book 1: Broken & Beloved 

Book2: Injury & Ecstasy 

I'm a die hard romantic. I like all the hearts and flowers; all the hand holding and breathless kisses. My writing is straight forward feel-good romance. When I sit down to read I want to feel something inside, so I try very hard to give that to my readers as well. When I write, I like to disappear into a story and decide when the first kiss happens, or when the story climaxes and how the happily ever after will take place. It's fun to see how the voices in my head come to life on paper. I began writing as a creative outlet. Once the first book was finished, I realized there was much more waiting to come out. 


Twitter: @authormandrews 




Review & Excerpt Tour, and Giveaway: Second Chance Girl By Susan Mallery


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fool’s Gold romances Susan Mallery, comes the second standalone title in the Happily, Inc. Series—YOU SAY IT FIRST! 

You’re invited to visit Happily, Inc., a wedding destination founded on a fairy tale. Where people live… wait for it… happily ever after.

Order your copy today!
Mathias Mitchell’s easy smile hides a world of hurt. After the worst kind of family betrayal, he moves to Happily Inc., California—the wedding destination town supplies a steady stream of bridesmaids, perfect for his “no promises, no pain” lifestyle. Yet he can’t stop watching for his beautiful, elusive neighbor on the animal preserve behind their homes.

Gamekeeper Carol Lund knows she’s not special enough to attract an alpha male like Mathias, so his offer to help her adopt a herd for her lonely giraffe is surprising—and his determined seduction, even more so. But just as she finally welcomes him into her bed, his careless actions crush her heart. 

Will she give him a second chance to prove she’ll always come first in his heart?

Don’t miss You Say It First, the first book in the Happily Inc series. 



Carol and Violet are best friends as well as sisters. Can they both find love?

Mathias is a tortured artist whose father has rejected his art and his twin brother has drawn away from him. He likes spending time with Carol and watching her giraffe, Millie, on the nature preserve,but he isn't ready to trust.

Ulrich, a Duke, has come to America to confront Violet about the boxes his grandmother is sending her. Can he see the truth that Violet has had a crush on him since she met him years ago?

Book two of Happily Inc let's us follow the Lund sisters as they search for their happily ever after. Two for the price of one! This novel only made me want more of this group of friends!
I must say I hadn't realized this was a book two in a series. And while it can be stand-alone I still felt slightly confused. The even more confusing part was that this was two simultaneous stories told at the same time. The story of Carol and her sister Violet. The main focus at first though is Carol's story.

Carol is the gamekeeper of the wild preserve. Matthias is her neighbor and an artist. They are friends yet so much lies beneath the surface. The learn to depend on and help each other. And when were they are together they become a dynamic duo.

A little confusing in the beginning but the ending is well worth it. Definitely one-click this one.



Susan Mallery’s SECOND CHANCE GIRL – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

September 18th




The Butterfly Reads – Review & Excerpt

September 19th


I Love Romance – Review & Excerpt



September 20th

Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

It's all About the Romance – Review & Excerpt

Rachel Loren's Love of Reading – Review & Excerpt

Stephanie's Book Reports – Review & Excerpt

September 21st


Books and Things Blog – Review & Excerpt

Reading Reality – Review


September 22nd

Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt

Jen's Reading Obsession – Review & Excerpt

KDRBCK – Review


September 23rd


OMGReads – Review & Excerpt


September 24th

E-Romance News – Excerpt

K.T. Castle – Excerpt

Melena's Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Nicole's Book Musings – Review & Excerpt

September 25th

For the love of romance – Review & Excerpt

Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader – Review & Excerpt

Smokin Hot Reads Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

September 26th

Always a happy ever after – Review & Excerpt

Bookishly Yours – Excerpt


Lattes & Paperbacks – Review & Excerpt

September 27th


Pervy Ladies Books – Review & Excerpt

Reads & Reviews – Review


September 28th

I'm A Book Shark – Review & Excerpt


Tales From A Bookworm – Review & Excerpt

September 29th

Gataleitora – Review


Remarkablylisa – Review & Excerpt

TBR Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

September 30th



Sofia Loves Books – Review & Excerpt

Two Book Pushers – Review

October 1st

Miss Riki – Review & Excerpt

Shannon's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

The Book Maven – Review

October 2nd

Crazii Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

From the TBR PIle – Review & Excerpt

Living In Our Own Story – Review & Excerpt

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October 3rd


I love My Bookgasms blog – Review & Excerpt

Readaholic – Excerpt

Renee Entress's Blog – Review & Excerpt

October 4th

Booked All Night – Review & Excerpt

JOJO THE BOOKAHOLIC – Review & Excerpt



October 5th


Mean Girls Luv Books – Review & Excerpt


Sweet Red Reads – Review & Excerpt

October 6th

Book Lovers Hangout – Review & Excerpt


Lover of Big Books Cannot Lie – Review & Excerpt

Shelf_Life – Review & Excerpt

#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery writes heartwarming and humorous novels about the relationships that define women's lives—family, friendship, romance. She's best known for putting nuanced characters into emotionally complex, real-life situations with twists that surprise readers to laughter. 

Because Susan is passionate about animal welfare, pets play a big role in her books. Beloved by millions of readers worldwide, her books have been translated into 28 languages. Susan lives in Washington state with her husband, two ragdoll cats, and a small poodle with delusions of grandeur.
Visit her online at SusanMallery.com


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