Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Release Blitz Lightstruck by Liz Crowe @beerwencha2 @BuoniAmiciPress


Title: Lightstruck 
Author: Liz Crowe 
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance 
Release Date: May 30, 2017 


Ross Hoffman held the potential for a perfect life in his hands—a life with Evelyn, the only woman he’d ever allowed himself to love, their baby, and…her husband, Austin Fitzgerald, who also happened to be his best friend. But the challenge of trying to make a threesome into something acceptable—much less the thought of actually sharing Evelyn with anyone—forces him to bolt. Determined to put all thoughts of their relationship behind him, Ross jumps headfirst into a new brewery job in Colorado, and back into the sort of sexual decadence that he hopes will distract him from his misery.

When he agrees to assist Austin through a spate of brewery mishaps, he lays eyes on his true fate—in the form of the petite, mysterious, and exotic Elisa Nagel. Hired as assistant brewer, Elisa is absolutely everything he believes he doesn’t want in a woman. But he’s drawn to her in ways he can’t explain, and can’t help but fall hard, fast, and deep, which places him square the middle of her horrific, until-now secret backstory.

Ross is determined that his love will conquer and overcome the horrors of Elisa’s past, allowing her to trust him with the only thing he desires—her heart.



“You really know how to make yourself scarce, don’t you?” Austin said by way of greeting.
Ross grunted a reply as he sat gingerly down into a chair at the kitchen table. The sunlight blaring through the window pierced him right in the eyeballs. It shoved the spike of pain nice and deep into his brainpan, blinding and deafening him for a few seconds. “What? Sorry. I’m a little fragile this morning.”
“Whatever, dude. So, can you come?”
“I already told Evelyn I would.” He couldn’t keep the snippy tone out of his voice. It was all he could do at that moment not to puke all over the expensive hardwood floor.
“What? When did you talk to her?” Austin sounded frazzled. But he’d sounded that way ever since Rose’s birth.
“Shit man, I don’t remember. What the hell day is it anyway?”
“What happened to Mr. Pure Living?”
“He got gang banged by a pack of succubus, all right? Cut him a break.”
“Nice,” Austin said. Ross couldn’t tell if he were amused or honestly pissed off.
“Whatever. So yeah, I told her at some point I’d help you guys. I’m somewhat persona non grata around here all of a sudden, anyway.” He rubbed his eyes. “Seriously, what day is it?”
Austin’s heavy sigh set Ross’ sensitive on edge. But he sat still, willing the clanging agony in his head to stop, knowing getting angry would only exacerbate it. “It’s Wednesday morning, eleven a.m. where I am, which makes it nine where you are.”
Shocked at the lost twenty-four hours, he lurched forward, which sent a jolt of nausea up his throat. “Oh, shit.”
“Yeah. So, I guess you heard it all, then. If you talked to Evelyn?”
“I, uh, don’t know,” he hedged as he stumbled to the kitchen sink just in case. The silence on the other end of the line made his pulse race. His good buddy was getting a tad bit bossy and Ross was in zero mood for it. “Guess you should tell me whatever the fuck it all is. Since the last I spoke to Evelyn it was Monday night. Tuesday seems to have been sucked away, along with every ounce of my—”
“Spare me.”
“Dude, just fill me in. Holly showed up here that same night and I’m pretty sure she drugged me or something.”
“Poor little snowflake,” Austin said, amusement clear in his voice this time.
“Yeah. I sure as hell wish I could remember any of it.” He touched his sore dick before pressing fingertips against the many, tiny burned spots and gouges on his chest. “So, anyway, what’s going on now, drama king?”
“Oh, not much I guess. Other than my wife was nearly raped and killed by a psycho almost-ex-employee before he got popped between the eyes by my strange new German lady brewer.”
“You really shouldn’t mess with me right now.” Ross kept his head lowered, waiting for the inevitable over the sink.
“I’m not.”
“Evelyn was…is she all right?” He poured another glass of water and forced it past the rising gorge in his throat.
“Yes. Thanks to Elisa Nagel, she is. Although that woman is now in custody and I gotta go post a two hundred fifty thou bail and get her scary ass in front of my lawyer.”
“Elisa…who?” The room had commenced spinning so he squeezed his eyes shut. “Oh, right. The Berliner brewer chick.” But he knew damn well who she was. Fronting with confusion was his reflex to counter the surge of emotion that had muscled past his pain at the sound of her name.
 



Amazon best-selling author, mom of three, Realtor, beer blogger, brewery marketing expert, and soccer fan, Liz Crowe is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville currently living in Ann Arbor. She has decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing spouse. Her early forays into the publishing world led to a groundbreaking fiction subgenre, “Romance for Real Life,” which has gained thousands of fans and followers interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”). With stories set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch, in successful real estate offices and at times in exotic locales like Istanbul, Turkey, her books are unique and told with a fresh voice. The Liz Crowe backlist has something for any reader seeking complex storylines with humor and complete casts of characters that will delight, frustrate and linger in the imagination long after the book is finished. Don’t ever ask her for anything “like a Budweiser” or risk bodily injury.  

  Liz Crowe writes intense true-to-life stories that make you feel. Whether it's anxiety, love, fear, hate, bliss, or loss woven into her plot lines, you will feel it deep down to your very soul. --Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author  

  Liz Crowe is one of those rare authors who knows how to take the emotions of her characters and make them real for her readers, binding you to the story.” ---USA Today and Internationally Bestselling Author Desiree Holt  

  "Liz Crowe is my drug of choice for unconventional romance that pushes the envelope of my comfort zone." --Bestselling Author of the Enigma Series, Ditter Kellan 

   “I’ve learned to expect the unexpected with any Liz Crowe novel—along with 3-dimensional characters and well-written, realistic plots.” --USA Today bestselling author AM Hargrove









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Monday, May 8, 2017

YA Cover Reveal The Librarian by Christy Sloat @Christysloat

Title: The Librarian
Author: Christy Sloat
Genre: YA Historical Romance/Time Travel Romance
Release Date: June 17th, 2017
Cover Design: Pretty AF Designs



Blurb:
He’s from 1892 England, she’s in a small library in 2017. And that's just the start of their troubles.


Emme never meant to stay in Maine. She'd come only to find a librarian for her Gram's library, a custodian for the collection of mysterious books she'd promised to protect. On a dark, wintery night, alone in the library, she takes her first glance into one of the antique novels and finds herself transported to 1892 England staring into the eyes of handsome and dashing hero Jack Ridgewell. As each chapter passes she learns you can truly fall in love with a character in a book, that book boyfriends are real and Emme must choose between the real world, and his.


When the last page is read he's gone and Emme feels the cold loneliness of lost love. Will she find Jack again, or will their love be forever lost? The answer lies within the pages…

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34415420-the-librarian


Author Bio: Christy Sloat resides in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters and her Chihuahua, Sophie. Christy has embraced the love of reading and writing since her youth and was inspired by her grandmother's loving support. She loves adventurous journeys with her friends and can be known to get lost inside a bookstore. She is the bestselling author of twelve novels including, The Visitors Series, The Past Lives Series and the award-winning Slumber Duology.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

5 STAR Review Restrained Under His Duty by Stacey Kennedy

Sportochick's Musings ~ When you want a very hot and sexy book that will keep you enthralled to the last page, you need to read author Stacey Kennedy. I have never been disappointed in any of her books. 


Restrained Under His Duty

Dirty Little Secrets #3

by Stacey Kennedy


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Publisher ~ Random House Publishing ~ Loveswept
Genres ~ Adult Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Romantic Suspense


An uninhibited politician’s daughter falls for her loyal bodyguard behind closed doors in this scandalous novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Bound Beneath His Pain and Tied to His Betrayal.


As the chief of security for a prominent senator, Ryder Blackwood is stunned when an anonymous source sends him a compromising photo of his boss’s twenty-five-year-old daughter getting down and dirty in an underground sex club. If it gets out, the media firestorm could ruin her father. More troubling for Ryder is how arousing he finds the whole situation. He’s known Hadley Winters since she was a kid. And now she’s the woman in all his most private fantasies.


Wild behavior helps Hadley get through those painful, lonely nights, but she’s been waiting a long time for a man like Ryder to protect her from herself. Ryder is raw. He’s real. And he makes her feel safe. Now that they’ve both become pawns in a blackmailer’s dangerous game, there’s more at stake than her father’s political career. As the intimate threats tear apart a tender new love, Hadley is forced to trust Ryder with her life—and her heart.

Don’t miss any of Stacey Kennedy’s seductive Dirty Little Secrets novels:
BOUND BENEATH HIS PAIN | TIED TO HIS BETRAYAL | RESTRAINED UNDER HIS DUTY


When you want a very hot and sexy book that will keep you enthralled to the last page, you need to read author Stacey Kennedy. I have never been disappointed in any of her books. 

In this Dirty Little Secrets book #3, Ryder Blackwood must keep Hadley Winters safe from blackmailers. So, begins the story of this beautiful women who needs her private fetishes to deal with life and a security officer who at all costs is trying to ignore her hotness. 

That's the short and sweet of it but...... there is much more to this story than meets the eye. Ryder has known Hadley since she was young. He cares for and respects her father and won't cross any line to damage his strict professional and personal lines. Once the reader understands this part of him they then pray that he'll let loose and just once let go of his very firm emotional control and give in to Hadley's needs and desires.

The seesawing sexual tension between these two main characters is 5 star hot and it should not be read in public if you don't want to share it. For me the authors love scenes are superb, not only well written but executed as well.

The plot to this story is complex and takes readers into many different directions as there are two plots happening simultaneous. Her ability to keep the reader focused at all times, keeps this part of the book solid.

I give it 5 Stars for superb execution and being ultra-hot.


Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.




My Reviews Of The Dirty Little Secrets Series ~ 

Bound Beneath His Pain #1 ~ My Review
Tied to His Betrayal #2 ~ My Review
Restrained Under His Duty #3 ~ My Review


USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy has written more than 30 romances, including titles in her wildly hot Club Sin, Dirty Little Secrets, and Filthy Dirty Love series. Her books are about real people with real-life problems, searching for that special thing we call love...in a very sexy way. When she’s not burning up the pages and setting e-readers ablaze, she’s living her happily ever after with her husband and two young children in southwestern Ontario. She’s a firm believer that wine, chocolate, and sinfully sexy books can cure all of life’s problems.

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TOUR REVIEW The Dangerous Billionaire by Jackie Ashenden

Sportochick's Musings ~ This entertaining read is filled with tension and intrigue as well as many secrets.




The Dangerous Billionaire

A Billionaire SEAL Romance

by Jackie Ashenden


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Publisher ~ St. Martin's Press Romance
Genres ~ Contemporary Romance, Military


Navy SEAL Sullivan "Van" Tate has been called home to reluctantly inherit an empire and finds himself facing the most difficult mission of all: love.

Nothing about Sullivan "Van" Tate is what it seems. A Navy SEAL raised among the New York City elite, Van prefers heart-pounding action over a Wall Street corner office. But when his adoptive father dies and his business rivals move in to overtake his empire, Van must suit up to save the company and protect the one woman most forbidden to him…and the object of Van's most dangerous desires. 

Chloe Tate is as ambitious as she is gorgeous. With a newfound independence, Chloe is no longer a prisoner on her father’s ranch. But everything changes when losing her father may also mean losing her life. Even with her survival on the line, Chloe can’t deny the burning attraction she feels the moment she locks eyes with Van, her rich, rough and ready, foster brother and the new head of her father’s company. Tall, dark, and muscled, he's the one man who she has no business being with. But how can she resist a Navy Seal Warrior when he’ll do anything to protect her?



This entertaining read is filled with tension and intrigue as well as many secrets. The men are military and very tough cored.... an interesting combination for the woman who love their alpha's as such!

Three Tate brothers are Van the oldest and heir, Lucas who has my complete attention and Wolf the youngest brother. In this book, we get Van's story and a secret letter is given to him on the event of their foster dad, Noah's death. Also in this story is a younger sister, Chloe, Noah's daughter. 

Secrets are so bad, they destroy people and break apart families. Further in this book the reader will see how all the lies and falsehoods can become very complicated.

The author does an interesting job of building the story and leaving room for the next books of this series. She introduces some back history of this family and events in Van's past that make him the hardened man he is today. Also, she leaves little nibbles of what is going on in Lucas and Wolf's current life. Of course, these little nibbles only make me crazy with wonder on what the heck Lucas was up to.

I admired Chloe and how she taught herself to be a survivor. Living without love and the touch of others is a horrible existence. Her character is heart breaking and rewarding to read and I felt the author presented her in a believable manner combining her roughness and softness.

I give this 3.5 STARS because I felt I need a little for umph to the storyline though I was thoroughly entertained and will read the next book to this series.


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My Reviews Of The Tate Brothers Series ~ 
The Dangerous Billionaire #1 ~ My Review


Jackie Ashenden lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, the inimitable Dr. Jax, and their two kids and two cats. When she's not torturing alpha males and their stroppy heroines, she can be found drinking chocolate martinis, reading anything she can lay her hands on, posting random crap on her blog, or being forced to go mountain biking with her husband.

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4 STAR REVIEW TOUR The Bad Luck Bride by Janna MacGregor

Sportochick's Musings ~ I give this 4 STARS for showing how fears and hate can be overcome in a manner that is life changing.



The Bad Luck Bride

The Cavensham Heiresses #1

by Janna MacGregor



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Publisher ~ St. Martin's Press Romance
Genres ~ Historical Romance


All were shocked at the announcement of the “cursed” Lady Claire Cavensham to Lord Alexander Hallworth, the Marquess of Pembrooke, especially since she is already engaged to another unfortunate Lord. Perhaps she will make it to the altar this time with one of these fine gentlemen! —Midnight Cryer

No one is left breathless at the imperious pronouncement of her engagement to Lord Pembrooke more than Claire. She hardly knows the dangerously outrageous man! But after three engagements gone awry and a fourth going up in glorious flames, she isn’t in a position to refuse...

Alexander requires the hand of his enemy’s fiancĂ©e in marriage in order to complete his plans for revenge. It’s his good fortune that the “cursed” woman is desperate. However, what begins as a sham turns into something scandalously deeper...

“Full-bodied romance...with intelligence and heart."—Cathy Maxwell
"Captivating characters and a romance that sizzles."—Eloisa James 
"Will leave you swooning."—Sabrina Jeffries

The Bad Luck Bride is the first in a new Regency romance series from Janna MacGregor!


I love a book that can make me cry and in this book, I did several times. The author has the ability to present some scenes with and between Claire and Alex that just wring your heart.

Overall I don't like people who are users and out for revenge but family love and pain I do. This book is a mix of both and as the story progresses you see the effects of how one affects the other. For me this book was very emotional because of Claire's fears, curse and how it affects her life and ability to love. But also for Alex who is so driven by pain as to seek a horrible revenge.

Alex well he is another story. The reader will feel his pain even as he administers him revenge and you will feel a compassion for his reasons even if you do not agree. There is much about him that the reader will not admire but it is balanced for all the ways they will learn to care for him and his ways.

Throughout this book, you will read firsthand how misunderstandings occur, how love is everlasting yet can bring great pain, but mostly you will see that there is always a chance for personal growth and forgiveness.

I give this 4 STARS for showing how fears and hate can be overcome in a manner that is life changing.


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My Reviews Of The Cavensham Heiresses Series ~ 
The Bad Luck Bride#1 ~ My Review



Janna MacGregor was born and raised in the bootheel of Missouri. She credits her darling mom for introducing her to the happily-ever-after world of romance novels. Janna writes stories where compelling and powerful heroines meet and fall in love with their equally matched heroes. She is the mother of triplets and lives in Kansas City with her very own dashing rogue, and two smug, but not surprisingly, perfect pugs. She loves to hear from readers. The Bad Luck Bride is her first novel.

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