Thursday, May 25, 2017

Excerpt & Tour: Feel Me by Cecy Robson


Title: Feel Me
Author: Cecy Robson
Genre/Age: Romance/Adult
Series: O'Brien Family Series (Book Four)
Publisher: Self-published
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SynopsisRT Book Reviews proclaims that the O’Brien Family series from award-winning author Cecy Robson “has the hottest brothers ever!” And in FEEL ME, Declan, the sexy, driven powerhouse meets the one woman immune to his charm . . .

Declan O’Brien was always driven to take his place among Philly’s elite, working hard for everything he’s earned, including the title of Assistant District Attorney. He’s won seemingly impossible cases, so he’s furious when he’s assigned to lead the one unit he doesn’t want. 

Melissa Fenske was born hearing impaired to a neglectful mother, finding solace when she was adopted by a young attorney, now Declan’s boss. As the current Director of Victim Services, Melissa’s livid when Declan is placed in the main unit she oversees. She can’t forget their disastrous first encounter. Or shake how he makes her feel.

Declan considers the assignment another step toward his political aspirations, despite that he can’t get Melissa out of his mind. Melissa sees Declan as egotistical and self-serving, kicking herself for how fast she’s falling for him. Someone as hot, smooth, and perfect as Declan isn’t supposed to want her.

In another situation with any other woman, Declan wouldn’t hesitate to take Melissa to bed. But she is the boss’s daughter, and for once, Declan finds himself wanting more than just a one night stand.

Neither counted on each other. Both just met their match.



My boss, Miles Fenske walks in, followed by his daughter Melissa. Miles smiles warmly, nodding my way.

Mel? What can I say? She’s the one person who’s never been taken by my charm. Today’s no

different. Unlike the other women who work here, from interns to attorneys, she doesn’t meet me with a grin, flash a little leg, or pretend to flirt. Her hair is brown and her eyes are almost as dark. Nothing extraordinary about her appearance, right?

Damn, I wish that were true. Her creamy skin makes her hair and eyes stand out, as if that killer hourglass figure isn’t enough. And don’t get me started on her lips. They look like they’ve been dipped in honey and soften her look further, despite her steel-hard exterior.

She walks in with her hips swinging, her bright red dress hugging her curves. With an unyielding stare she meets my eyes, giving nothing away, no matter how hard I’ve chipped at that armor.

Mel doesn’t like me. Not that I blame her considering the way I keep wrecking each rare moment we find ourselves alone. Of course, she has to be the one woman I can’t get out of my mind …

“How are you, Declan?” Miles asks.

I reply with a stiff nod rather than the grin I usually offer him. This is a man I admire the hell out of. Not just because of what he’s accomplished in the political arena and in the judicial circuit, but because he’s a good man. Not someone trying to be good. Just someone who is, a rare entity in the circles we frequent.

Today that smile is not going to happen. Whether he meant to or not, the old man screwed me. Yesterday, when he called me into his office, I thought it was to tell me I would head Homicide or maybe White Collar. SACBU was not where I expected to land, ever.

“I’m well, Miles. And you?” I ask. Pissed or not, I won’t disrespect him, especially in front of his daughter.

“Fine. Thank you,” he responds. His deep voice is pleasant as always, but for some reason Melissa bristles. As her father looks to Curran and shakes his hand, my eyes trail to her.

“Mel,” I say, adding a subtle tilt of my chin. It’s not much of a greeting, but it’s more than she’s ever offered me. I don’t think she’s ever smiled in presence. But it’s not like I don’t deserve it. Hell, I still cringe when I think about the first time we met, and every moment that followed.

“Declan,” she replies. Her voice is clear enough to understand, but similar to those with significant hearing loss. Miles mentioned she learned to speak late in life, and that she articulates in the way she hears others. But her voice isn’t what gives me pause.

This is the first time she hasn’t addressed me by my title.

Miles laughs at something Curran says before Curran turns and lifts his hand. “Gotta run. See youz later.”

“Later, Curran,” I say. I keep my attention on Melissa, motioning for her and Miles to sit as I resume my professional pose.

Curran grins at Melissa. Before she can take a seat, he signs something I don’t understand. Whatever it is brings out a smile I’ve never managed to stir. She signs in return, her reply making him laugh out loud.

I don’t have to guess they’re talking about me, because that’s what they do. The hard stare I toss my brother’s way is enough to let him know today is not the day to piss me off. He winks and grins anyway since sometimes, no matter what, Curran could give a damn.





Cecy Robson is an award-winning author of magical realms and to-die-for Alpha heroes. A double RITA® 2016 finalist for Once Pure and Once Kissed, and published author of more than sixteen titles, you can typically find her on her laptop or stumbling blindly in search of caffeine.

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Release Blitz: Swear by Adriana Locke


Title: Swear
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre/Age: Romance/Adult
Series: Landry Family Series (Book Four)
Publisher: Umbrella Publishing
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SynopsisEllie Pagan has a list of reasons to stay away from Ford Landry.
 
It’s a mile long and was so much easier to stick to when he was a world away. Now that he’s standing in front of her—body hard and chiseled from a stint in the military, suit cut to perfection, and a smirk she could never resist—remembering all the reasons why just got a whole lot harder. 
 
Ford gets Ellie isn’t his biggest fan. He just doesn’t care.
 
Standing in front of him, giving him hell, she’s even prettier than he remembered. All he can think about is how she felt in his arms, the taste of her kiss, the sound of her giggle in the middle of the night. He may not know how to win her back, but he does know this: he may have let her go once, but that’s one mistake he won’t make again.



Our breathing quickens, the blues of his eyes growing stormy. A chill tears through me as he accidentally-on-purpose brushes his arm against mine. It’s like muscle memory, my body remembering exactly what to do around his.

My knees dip, my mouth waters, and I fight the ache in between my thighs as he looks down at me like it’s me he wants for dinner.

“What if I throw breakfast in afterwards?” he prods. “Does that make me, I mean it, more appetizing?”

That’s all it takes, that one little hint of arrogance, that brings me back to reality.

I flip him a smile. “It makes it less, actually.”

His own smile wavers. “I get that you probably hate me.”

“You’re right. I do.”

“I want the chance to explain.”

“You have the same chances of getting the chance to explain as I do of getting what every woman wants.”

“What’s that?”

I lean in, like I’m going to tell him a secret. Whispering, I say, “Being able to eat all the pizza and not gain an ounce.”

Turning on my heel, I head to the back as his chuckle fills the room. “That was good. I’ll give you that.”

I shrug and keep walking.

“You can at least let me apologize.”

The authority in his tone, like I owe him something, stops me in my tracks. I whirl around to face him. “You don’t deserve a chance to apologize to me.”

“I didn’t say I deserved it,” he says earnestly. “But I would love the opportunity to do so.” He forces a swallow, my eyes glued to his lips. “I would appreciate the chance to get to see you again.”

The snicker that comes from me is unexpected by both of us. “So charming. I forgot how good you are with words.”

“Does that mean that’s a yes?”

“That means that’s a no,” I smile. “That means I’m not about to let you come in here and look at me with those bright blue eyes and make me forget what it felt like to have you rip my heart out.”

He flinches. “I didn’t mean to do that, Ellie.”

“Don’t act surprised,” I laugh angrily. “There’s no way you thought I just went on with my life after you left. I dated you for four years, Ford. And after what we went through …”

It’s me gulping now, the anger so palpable that I almost have tears in my eyes. My hands shake as I remember the fight that ensued after he told me he was enlisting.

“You left me,” I repeat, shaking my head. “So leave me again. There’s the door. Should I hold it open for you this time?”



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USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket. 

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Jill Monroe is the award-winning author of fourteen romance novels and novellas, and one satirical “non-fiction” book about dating the undead guy next door. When not writing, or hanging around on Twitter, Jill is the irreverent creator and co-host of the wildly popular Author Talk series, which has over 150,000 views on YouTube alone. Jill has interviewed such #1 New York Times bestselling authors as PC and Kristin Cast and Kresley Cole as well as global superstar authors like Nora Roberts. Due to reader and author demand, Author Talk will be returning in late 2017. The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit will be released from Lifetime Movie Network in June 2017 and stars Jewel Staite and Corey Sevier. Jill also wrote the second book in the international Royal House of Shadows series along with New York Times' bestselling authors Gena Showalter and Nalini Singh. A former Golden Heart finalist, Jill has received Top Picks from Romantic Times, and has been nominated for a Reviewers' Choice Award. Visit her website at www.jillmonroe.com


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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Book Blitz: His Dirty Girl by Jax Hart


Title: His Dirty Girl
Author: Jax Hart
Genre/Age: Romance/Erotica
Series: None
Publisher: Self-published
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SynopsisBy day Ashley is a good little nurse, but at night she dreams of being his dirty girl.

The notes are blurring on the page. 
I can't think.
I can't speak.
This man mesmerizes me and I'm in danger of losing everything if I give in to my desire for him. 
But it's not going away.
I've never had such dirty thoughts...never wanted a man to do such dirty things to me. 

Ashley Hill is trying very hard to make a new life for herself. Falling for her new boss was not on her to-do list. But she can't control her hormones when he's around. In her dreams, she is safe to explore her deepest desires, but what happens when the lines between fantasy and reality become blurred? Will Ashley put her career in jeopardy just to be his? 

I've wanted her since the first second I saw her wearing those tight ass scrubs. My mouth waters and my palms itch every time she walks by, and my dick...well you can guess what he's doing.

Everything is getting so damn hard. I don't care that she is off-limits. I need to make her mine, STAT.

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Authors Note: This is book one of the Deep Desire series. Each can be read as a stand alone.



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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Review: Shifting Darkness by Kate Wendley

Title: Shifting Darkness
Author: Kate Wendley
Genre/Age: Paranormal Romance/Adult
Series: Forest of Darkness Series (Book Four)
Publisher: Moonlight Magic Publishing
Format: ebook via The Romance Reviews
Rating: ✺✺✺
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SynopsisAfter a lifetime of lies, he didn’t know who he was anymore, so how could he ever be what she needed? 

Vince grew up believing he was only part werejaguar… a hybrid. He had supernatural abilities but no cat inside him. Found out by the community he’d been trying to hide from, his eyes are suddenly opened to everything he’d ever believed about himself, all of it a lie. It’s now a race against time as he fights to heal his broken body before sexy Penny, a werecoyote, finds out he’s not the man she thinks he is.

Penny was good with computers, not men. But when hot as the sun Vince came along, she did something she’s never done before… she tried her hardest to be nice. And it almost worked, until she realized he was keeping things from her.


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**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book.**

Secrets, secrets, everywhere...

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Vince is a hybrid werejaguar. Or so he thinks. His inability to shift into his animal form has plagued him since he was old enough to understand what a shifter is. Living in hiding with his mother, among the humans, Vince is better able to hide his shakes and over-clumsy nature as humans know nothing of the supernatural world around them.

Everything changes for Vince when he receives an invitation to a secret club that only magical creatures like himself are welcome. Overcome by curiosity, he visits the place that houses vampires, werewolves, and other beasts alike. When his eyes land on a hot and quirky werecoyote, things really turn interesting and Vince is suddenly a little more open to the idea of joining the paranormal family.

Penny is just debugging a computer and minding her own business when a mysterious and handsome guy comes into the bar. He's everything she's ever hoped to find in a man. But even better, he actually seems like a nice guy, a rarity in her circle of friends. The fact that they have some things in common and he looks at her like he wants to scoop her up and take her home gives Penny all sorts of wicked thoughts.

But no matter how much Vince likes Penny and wants to fit into this new group of creatures, there are secrets about himself that even he doesn't know about yet. And his struggle to shift into his jaguar form becomes a quest that consumes him, leading him to close himself off from the one woman who wants to know him the most.

I really enjoyed this book and it's the first of this series that I've read. It probably wasn't ideal for me to start with the fourth book, however. We don't only follow Vince and Penny throughout the story; there is also Anthony, the Master Vampire. And the vamp's story is a continuation from previous books so there was a little bit of confusion for me while I tried to figure out who was who and how they fit in the story. And there are a lot of players here.

That being said, I think the author does a pretty nice job of introducing each character, especially the most important ones. The first chapter did make me pause, though. It was like being dumped into the middle of a scene where Anthony had already met Vince and we missed the first conversation that started this whole thing. It might have been in a previous book or maybe the author just wanted to start off with some action in the scene. I'm not sure. After that, though, I really didn't have any trouble keeping up.

The book is written in third person but jumps back and forth between the few core characters that are sort-of narrators. I actually think this was a nice writing method and allowed the story to move more quickly. Don't get me wrong. This is a long book. But I managed to still finish it in two sittings and never really felt the weight of the word count because the story was constantly and steadily moving along.

The characters are colorful and lively with quirks and entertaining dialogue. Penny was adorable and Vince was a layered character who I liked, for the most part. I did get a little peeved with Vince after a while. His unwillingness to share things with Penny throughout the story did not leave me with much hope for their future. If he isn't honest with her now, I don't know if she can trust him to be later on. I'd rather see my couples come together and work through problems as a team so I can see a HEA is believable. But that's just my preference.

I do have to say that the naughty scenes really surprised me, in a good way. There aren't a lot of them, per se, but I thoroughly enjoyed the ones that we got. Those intimate moments were when I think Vince and Penny's budding relationship really shined the most for me.

In closing...
This book has definitely left me interested in reading the first books of the series. Four suns!



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