Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Review Blitz: Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward


From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel. 

Growing up, the three of us were friends. He was the nerd. I was the playboy. She was the beauty. Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits. He lied. I went off to college, and he got the girl. Amber never knew how I felt. They were together for years—before he broke her heart. Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch. When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room. Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men. One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings. Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity. Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message. She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend— me. But she considered me off-limits—and she thought I was a manwhore. (Ironic, considering the circumstances.) Eventually, she set up a date to meet Gentleman Nine at a hotel. When she showed up several nights later to meet him, she got the surprise of her life to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse. 

 
Penelope has become a go to author for me especially when she teams up with Vi Keeland.. but on her own she is just as fabulous! I would give this book a 4 stars and recommend to others. This is a stand-alone which is always a good thing since you will the whole story in one package. I do have to say this story was bit predictable but still grabbed my attention from the beginning and had me flipping through the pages to see how it all panned out.. and I was not disappointed at all! This is a friends to lover romance with a slight love triangle.

Channing and Amber have been friends for years and both have a secret love for one another but neither acted on it because Channing left for college and there mutual friend Rory stepped in and him and Amber had a long standing relationship..but when Amber thought things with Rory were going a different direction he breaks her heart.. in comes Channing who needs a place to stay for a short time and low and behold Amber has an extra room and a broken heart... she decided to put herself out there again but Channing makes an intervention of sorts and they decide to give what they have been denying for years a chance.. but what happens when Rory comes back begging for Ambers heart again?? Who will she choose??

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Channing, Rory and Amber grew up the best of friends. amber was best friends with Channing's sister until she tragically passed away at a young age. Amber always had a secret crush on him but always deemed him unattainable (best friend code and all that). Channing went away to college and Rory moved in. Rory and Amber were together forever til Rory just ended it all.

Needing a small break Channing takes a job near Amber and they get reacquainted with one another. And the attraction is still there for the both of them. They had stayed in touch through the years but it had been hit or miss.

Now, due to the attraction to Channing, Amber needs to let off some sexual steam. She isn't looking for a relationship, just sex... So, she contacts an escort service, contacting Gentleman Nine. And while she unloads deep secret feelings that she has about Channing to who she thinks is a stranger. Only when on the date they are scheduled to meet up, Channing is there...

Once Channing and Amber start to head down their path Rory comes back asking for a second chance...

What happens - one click to find out

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller. Her novels are published in over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 13-year-old girl with autism and a 12-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.
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Monday, February 19, 2018

Book Blitz and Giveaway: The Devil Makes Three by Evelyn Vox


The Devil Makes Three
Evelyn Vox
(Share Me, #1)
Publication date: September 8th 2017
Genres: Erotica, Romance

LEXIE
I know what you must think of me.
 
You’re going to think I’m a whoring trophy wife. 
You have to believe me when I tell you, I do love my husband. 
I tried to stop it. I tried to resist him. 
But there was no resisting Derek Drake. 
And if you were me, you wouldn’t have been able to, either. 
DEREK
As long as I can remember, the beast has been inside of me.
 
It’s a monster with dark desires and carnal needs. 
When it sees something it wants, it won’t be denied. 
Alexandra Hale was a Princess, a spoiled brat who needed to be taught a lesson. 
The moment the beast saw her, it claimed her. It was only a matter of time before it got out and took her. 
It didn’t help that she so clearly wanted to be taken. 
When Manhattan socialite Lexie Hale hires the dark, brooding Derek Drake to remodel her house in the Hamptons, she never imagined the deep, forbidden desires he’d awaken inside of her. There’s just one little problem: Lexie is married. How long can she resist Derek’s promise to dominate her and take her in ways her husband never could? And what will happen when her husband finds out?
Share Me: The Devil Makes Three is a steamy, heart racing erotic romance about the forbidden lust and even more forbidden desires between a married woman and her Alpha male contractor. It includes cheating, consensual, hard BDSM, an MFM scene, and a taboo cuckold relationship. Not for the faint of heart! 
First novel in the Share Me Series
A Club Midnight Novel
I pulled up the album full of photos I’d saved and we went through them. I swiped away, explaining what I liked about each one, nerves fueling my gabbing more than anything else. He listened without saying a word, nodding here and there.

“This is my favorite picture,” I told him.

It was an ornate master bathroom with a huge tub, cream and gold accents, and white marble. He reached out and angled the phone so he could have a better look. Our hands brushed against each other, but instead of moving away, he let his rest against mine. The light, simple contact sent a shock through my system, and I knew he could hear the way my breath hitched when he touched me.

“You don’t need to flatter me, Alexandra,” he said, looking up at me, no, into me, with those dazzlingly gray eyes.

Like some bashful school girl, I was still distracted by the press of his hand against mine. I decided that I liked the way my full name sounded, coming out of those sensual lips of his. He was looking at me with the intensity at full blaze again. It sent a thrill of butterflies shooting down my stomach, and I took a moment too long to reply.
“What do you mean?”

“I mean you don’t have to show me pictures of my own work to convince me to take on this project.”

“I had no idea,” I breathed, “this really is my favorite of all the pictures. It’s a bathroom fit for–”

“A goddess,” he finished my sentence, never releasing me from his searing gaze.

His face was close. Too close.

I really couldn’t get over the color of his eyes. I’d never seen eyes like his before, like polished slate. The tension between us ramped up to an unbearable pitch, and he looked like he was about to devour me.

What scared me most was that I wanted him to.

My readers and I are one in the same: we like it dark, and we like it dirty. If you like dominant men, strong-as-hell heroines, and heart-racing plots with lots of kink, then welcome to our wicked little club. My characters will take you on a wild ride as they give into their most forbidden desires, uncovering their truest selves along the way. Always steamy and extra sinful, my romances will have you embracing your dark side in no time.
Evelyn lives in Brooklyn, and some might be so bold as to call her a *gasp* hipster. When she's not busy ordering a craft beer or drinking kombucha, she works part-time at a wellness center. No matter what she's doing, her mind lives full-time in smutland, always thinking of new ways to torture those hunky Alpha males and the ladies they love to play with.
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Release Blitz: Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward


From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel. 

Growing up, the three of us were friends. He was the nerd. I was the playboy. She was the beauty. Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits. He lied. I went off to college, and he got the girl. Amber never knew how I felt. They were together for years—before he broke her heart. Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch. When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room. Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men. One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings. Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity. Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message. She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend— me. But she considered me off-limits—and she thought I was a manwhore. (Ironic, considering the circumstances.) Eventually, she set up a date to meet Gentleman Nine at a hotel. When she showed up several nights later to meet him, she got the surprise of her life to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse. 

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller. Her novels are published in over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 13-year-old girl with autism and a 12-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.
Connect with Penelope Ward 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Book Blitz & Giveaway: A Life Of Shadows by Kristen Banet

A Life Of Shadows 
Kristen Banet
(The Redemption Saga, #1)
Publication date: February 15th 2018
Genres: Adult, Supernatural, Thriller, Urban Fantasy
Sawyer Matthews knows how to put one foot in front of the other, to keep moving while the nightmares haunt her, and her own failures taunt her. She’s become a master at doing awful things with good intentions, terrible things for the sake of those who need her. She’s long given up on being the hero, trying to find peace in no longer being the villain.

When her past comes back and she finds herself caught by the International Magi Police Organization, she’ll have to revisit her own personal hells and finally confront the very monster that made her what she is. The very monster that has already killed her once before.

Will the “dead” Magi assassin Shadow finally come out of the dark to begin a fight for a redemption she doesn’t believe she deserves? Or will her nightmares drag her back into the shadows that have defined her life?

*This is an Urban Fantasy reverse harem series of full length novels where the leading lady doesn’t have to choose from her romantic interests. This series will have M/M content.
These books are rated for mature audiences, 18+ due to violence, language, and sexual themes.
This series deals with several triggering topics including, but not limited to, suicide, child abuse, rape, and PTSD.*
Kristen Banet has a Diet Coke problem and smokes too much. She curses like a sailor (though, she used to be one, so she uses that as an excuse) and finds that many people don’t know how to handle that. She loves to read, and before finally sitting to try her hand at writing, she had your normal kind of work history. From tattoo parlors, to the U.S. Navy, and freelance illustration, she’s stumbled through her adult years and somehow, is still kicking.

She loves to read books that make people cry. She likes to write books that make people cry (and she wants to hear about it). She’s a firm believer that nothing and no one in this world is perfect, and she enjoys exploring those imperfections—trying to make the characters seem real on the page and not just in her head.
She might just be crazy, though. Her characters think so, but this can’t be confirmed.

Check out her social media to catch what's going on in the worlds inside her head. She drops teasers, new covers, and opens ARC reader slots through her Facebook group, The Banet Pride.



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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: On His Knees by Laura Kaye


Decadent… Sensual… Forbidden…

Meet the Masters of Blasphemy…
Getting on his knees makes him question everything…and want even more…

Another failed relationship has lawyer Jamie Fielding confronting the truth—he’ll never be satisfied with any woman until he admits what he needs…to submit and to be used—hard. When a friend invites him to the exclusive Blasphemy club, Jamie is stunned to find everything he ever wanted—in the fierce, ruthless hands of a man.

Psychiatrist Alex McGarry will play with anyone who craves his rough brand of domination, but what he really wants is to settle down. Which makes the submissive male he meets at his club a bad idea—the man might be hot as hell but he’s also new to everything Alex has to offer. Except that doesn’t keep them from coming together again and again, sating every one of their darkest desires.

Master Alex sets Jamie’s whole world on fire and makes him question everything—and that’s good. Because Alex won’t tolerate hiding what they have for long and he wants much more than just having Jamie on his knees...

On His Knees by Laura Kaye...I don't even know where to begin with this one. Wow! I was blown away by this book. There were a few spots that I felt I needed a little more something, but I honestly couldn't put it down. Do you like BDSM and MM? You have to read this book!

Alex is looking for a commitment, and Jamie is looking for something more than anything he's experienced with his previous relationships. They both know what they want, but Alex doesn't think that Jamie is ready for him...he might be wrong though. Jamie has never experienced anything like what Alex gives him and it's been everything he's been longing for, but it's more than that. Deeper.

I loved the contrast between the two characters and the development of both of them in the book. Although, I will say there were more than a few times I wanted to slap Alex. The story developed steadily and pulled me in. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. 4.5 stars and I recommend that you one click this book today.

Don’t miss the previous standalone books in the Blasphemy Series!

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary and erotic romance and romantic suspense, including the Blasphemy, Hard Ink, and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. Laura also writes historical fiction as the NYT bestselling author, Laura Kamoie. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day. 

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