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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

RELEASE BLITZ REVIEW: Pearson by K. Webster

Pearson
by K. Webster
Publication Date: April 16, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Taboo
Available on Kindle Unlimited!

I am selfish. Spoiled. A single father.
I do what I want because I can.
One of my four sons is dating the hot, young little neighbor…
Too bad it won’t last long.
When I want something, I take it—even if it means taking from my son.
My name is Eric Pearson.
I am an unapologetic, egotistical, domineering man.
People may not like me, but it doesn’t stop them from wanting me.

***

Four Fathers Series by bestselling authors J.D. Hollyfield, Dani René, K Webster, and Ker Dukey

Four genres.
Four bestselling authors.
Four different stories.
Four weeks in April.
One intense, sexy, thrilling ride from beginning to end!

***These books were designed so you can read them out of order. However, they each interconnect and would be best enjoyed by reading them all!***


Sonja's Review


After I read Blackstone, I couldn’t wait to read Pearson! I knew he was going to be challenging not only from meeting him in the first book, but because we were warned. I didn’t care about that though, I love loving the anti-hero who’s bad and just a little bit mad and Eric Pearson completely fit that bill. I loved the man and his story — and boy, oh boy, what a story it was!  

You have Rowan who’s so sweet and innocent while at the same time not very sweet and innocent after all. She’s a sensitive girl and she lives to please Eric and while there would have been more of a fight with me, Rowan does have some fight within in her. Eric is really lucky to have his girl, she’s as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside and it’s impossible not to love her. 

And Eric — just be prepared for him. He’s not as much of a jerk as I was expecting although he definitively is one and has not-so-good moments. That man is one crazy, outrageous mofo though, like for real. I can’t even tell you how much he embarrassed me and made my hide my face — he’s totally mad. However, I didn’t really mind all that and Eric does have times when he’s very sweet and loving and will melt your heart. I truly did love Eric, so prepare and give him a chance because he’s worth it. 

Reading Pearson was like when you’re outside in the middle of a powerful wind and it’s blowing so hard that it whips your hair behind you, it about forces you to take a step back, you have to close your eyes against the onslaught, and it takes your breath away. It’s intense and fierce and a bit overwhelming, but it gets your heart pounding and your blood thrumming, so you can’t help but love the feeling of the wind tearing at you and making you feel alive. That’s how Pearson made me feel, it was crazy and wild and uncomfortable to read at times, but that’s what I loved the most about it — it was just wonderful! 

Pearson is the third book in the Four Fathers series, but it is a standalone, so you can read in whatever order you like. It’s told from Eric and Rowan’s POV and they do get a happy ending. 

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

About K. Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Until Sunrise by Sarah O'Rourke

Until Sunrise by: Sarah O’Rourke
Part of Aurora Rose Reynolds’ Happily Ever Alpha Kindle World
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 3rd, 2018
Cover Design: Sarah O’Rourke

Michelle Buchanan wasn't looking for the perfect man to fill her life.  She'd settle for Mr. Right Now to fill the empty spot in her bed - just someone that could help her with the little problem of her lingering virginity.  But when Luka Templeton invaded her blind date and suddenly begins taking over her every waking thought, she realizes that she is in way too deep with the confident alpha male currently wreaking havoc on her life.  

Join us on this romantic comedy romp as Chelle and Luka find their way to happily ever after!           
                                                                       
Romantic comedy.  Releases on April 3 as part of Aurora Rose Reynold's Happily Ever After Kindle World.  (And if you've read Aurora's Until series, you'll know Chelle from Until Ashlyn!)



Available exclusively in Kindle Unlimited!

AMAZON US     


I love Sarah O’Rourke and I love Aurora Rose Reynolds’ Until series world and the characters, so when I saw that Until Sunrise was written by the former and part of the later, it was a given that I wanted to read it! I was so excited for it and Crazy One and Crazy Two did not let me down. Until Sunrise was fantastic and I positively loved it!

Michelle is one stubborn, sassy heroine and I loved that. She doesn’t take it easy on Luka even though he’s easy on the eyes. She definitely made him work for it and while that had more to do with her issues, I’m glad she challenged him. Michelle is beyond great and funny and I loved her.

And Luka is the best! He’s the kind of hero that checks off all the things I love for my heroes to have. He’s possessive, protective, devoted, determined, caring, and sweet. Luka makes up his mind that Michelle is his and he’s going to do whatever he has to do to make that happen. He’s a total alpha and the total package and I adored him.

If you love romances with over-the-top heroes and love like me, then you need to read Until Sunrise! It’s full of humor, banter, passion, and so much more. It’s will tug on your heartstrings a little, but it’s just a sweet, fun, light read. Until Sunrise was another excellent Sarah O’Rourke book and addition to Aurora Rose Reynolds’ Until series!

Until Sunrise is a standalone, it’s told from Luka and Michelle’s POV, and they do get their HEA.

~ Sonja, 5 Stars

  1. How did the two of you begin writing together?

We met in an online writing group, found out that we were writing similar type stories and plotlines, and soon became fast friends!   After a few months, we started beta reading for each other, and that soon morphed into “Ummmm, just help me out with this one paragraph, ‘kay?”    Needless to say, it grew into much more than just a paragraph or two when we started writing whole stories together. That was over 9 years ago...and wow!  Life has surely changed so much during that time. We call ourselves Crazy One and Crazy Two -- for VERY obvious reasons!

      2.  Where did the concept for Until Sunrise come from?

Until Sunrise is based in the Happily Ever Alpha Kindle World (Aurora Rose Reynolds.)  Our characters were very briefly mentioned in ARR’s book Until Ashlyn. We had the great pleasure of giving a romantic (and funny!) backstory to Michelle and Luke that we hope does justice to ARR’s amazing world!

      3. What is your favourite type of book to read?  

Romance.  Romance. And MORE Romance!!!  

      4. Out of all the books you’ve written, do you have a favourite?  

Oh, we’re not supposed to have favorites, right?  Well, don’t tell the other little book children, but we are both exceedingly fond of Man of Honor.   Zeke is the ultimate hero that we just love to pieces!

       5. What is your writing process?

Our process usually starts with a few glasses of wine and a 4-hour phone call.Crazy One usually  has some wild-ass idea for an off-the-wall story, so we start with 30 minutes of Crazy Two trying to talk Crazy One out of the latest adventure. It seldom works. Then, Crazy Two resigns herself to 4-6 months of writing hell. (FYI: In case you’re wondering, Crazy Two knows the battle has been lost when Crazy One lets out a war cry of "Bitch, let's do this thing!”)

At the beginning, we usually talk and talk and talk about plotlines, settings, characters, etc. before the first word is written. Do NOT underestimate the amount of talking that we do. We then make sure that all of our crazy meds are filled and available at a moment's notice. Then Crazy One will start writing – and after an inordinate amount of bitching, whining, and complaining, she sends the chapters to Crazy Two for review. Crazy Two then drinks a few bottles of wine, puts on her football helmet, and goes to battle with Crazy One over any changes. This can get bloody.

When the book is finished, Crazy Two then edits and rewrites...and sends it back to Crazy One, who has her Momma and the Crazy Crew Street Team read it while simultaneously yelling about the ridiculous and wicked cuts that were made to her precious manuscript. Momma, who obviously was a Grammar Nazi in a previous life, then lectures both Crazies on their lack of knowledge concerning basic English language structure. (Ignore Momma...she’s a little bitter about all those dollars spent on Crazy One’s college education. Hi, Momma!)

In the end, Crazy Two prepares the covers (which usually sends Crazy One into hiding because Crazy Two becomes slightly psychotic during design time. It’s not her fault...no one appreciates how much she SUFFERS for her art!)  Then we publish the book and pray. And drink. A lot. There ya go! Does that sound confusing? Imagine how we feel!

    6. If you could meet one author, who would it be and why?

Well, we’ve been blessed to meet so maaaaany of our idols recently. BUT...if we were able to turn back the clock, we’d want to meet Margaret Mitchell...hands down.  In our opinion, that woman wrote the best alpha male ever to grace the pages of a book. We would love to just have 5 tiny, short minutes with her to pick her brain and find out what motivated her to write Gone With the Wind and how she managed to develop such amazing characters!  (And we’re both born and raised in the South...)

    7. Where does your inspiration come from?

There’s an old saying that recommends that you “Write what you know.”  We’ve taken that to heart, and most of our books are set in the South (southern United States) and are about Southern belles and their kick-ass alphas.  Since both of us were born and raised in the South, we’re pretty well-versed in how romance works down here, and we often find ourselves including scenes or dialogue that we have heard or actually said!

    8. What are your favourite things about signings?  Do you get nervous at them?

Oh, Crazy One is our signing guru.  She loves to interact with our current readers and meet new readers!  Signings are also a time for to be fangirls and get to meet the other authors that we love and admire!

    9. What inspired you to become writers?

We each started for different reasons but ALMOST at the same time.  Crazy One started writing in order to deal with her husband’s military deployment.  Crazy Two began writing in order to relax from work issues.

    10. What are your next upcoming releases?  

We’re currently working on Copy Cat, which will be a companion story to our paranormal shifter romance Cat Scratch Fever.  Then, we’ll be working on Maggie and Ice’s story (from our Passion in Paradise series.) We’re not quite sure on the title yet, but we do have it narrowed down to two choices! That’s progress for us!


No Excuses (Your Momma Raised You Better Than That) - Meghan Trainor
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
I Feel a Sin Coming On - Pistol Annies
Whatever It Takes - Imagine Dragon
What Lovers Do - Maroon 5
Heart in Your Hand - Plant and Page
Do You Want to Know a Secret - The Beatles
She's with Me - High Valley
Marry Me - Thomas Rhett


Michelle Buchanan - a younger Rachel McAdams
Luka Templeton - Joe Manganiello
Ashlyn Mayson – Kate Hudson
Amelia Templeton – Diane Keaton
Ed Templeton  - Tommy Lee Jones
Alan Sandfeldt -  Jack McBrayer


Please visit Sarah O’Rourke’s author page here to enter an exclusive giveaway!

Sarah O'Rourke is actually TWO besties who live three states apart and write at all hours of the day and night! Born and raised in the Southern United States, they are overly attached to their one-click accounts, can’t make it through the day without copious doses of caffeine, and spend way too much time on the phone with each other.

Between them, they have four children and twenty-plus years of marriage...one to a retired super soldier and the other to egomaniac engineer. They hate empty chocolate wrappers and writer’s block, love to talk to readers...and oh, by the way, they write about strong, kick-ass women and hot alpha heroes!

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

REVIEW TOUR: Ride Dirty by Laura Kaye

   

From New York Times Bestselling author Laura Kaye, comes RIDE DIRTY, a new novella in her Raven Riders Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!

   

About RIDE DIRTY:

Caine McKannon is all about rules. As the Raven Riders Sergeant-at-Arms, he prizes loyalty to his brothers and protection of his club. As a man, he takes pleasure wherever he can get it but allows no one close—because distance is the only way to ensure people can’t hurt you. And he’s had enough pain for a lifetime.


But then he rescues a beautiful woman from an attack.


Kids and school are kindergarten teacher Emma Kerry’s whole life, so she’s stunned to realize she has an enemy—and even more surprised to find a protector in the intimidating man who saved her. Tall, dark, and tattooed, Caine is unlike any man Emma’s ever known, and she’s as uncertain of him as she is attracted. As the danger escalates, Caine is in her house more and more – until one night of passion lands him in her bed.


But breaking the rules comes at a price, forcing Caine to fight dirty to earn a chance at love.

 

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*Coming to other retailers June 2018

 

               
EXCERPT:

With every new thing he shared, Caine felt like a thin filament stretched between them, anchoring them together. The connection between them was growing, strengthening. He could feel it like he’d never felt anything before.

He was getting attached. To that feeling. To Emma herself.

It was what he’d always wanted. It was the thing he feared the most.

But right now, he had it. He had her. And he wanted her…

“Stand up, Emma.” The questions in her gaze quickly shifted to understanding, and she rose above him. His hands went to her waistband and quickly bared her. Caine pulled her until she stood with her feet on either side of him where he sat leaning against the front of the couch. “I want my mouth on you again.”

The moan that spilled out of her at the first swipe of his tongue went right to his cock. He unzipped his jeans and shoved them down his thighs. Then he held her open with his thumbs so that her clit was right where he wanted it to be. He sucked and flicked and nipped until she was thrusting against his face. He groaned his approval. Her hips became more frantic. “Caine,” she cried hoarsely, her knees going out such that she nearly collapsed into his lap, still shaking.

He took advantage and kissed her, wanting some part of him inside of her while her orgasm wrung every second of pleasure out of her.

“Jesus, your mouth should be illegal,” she said, chuffing out a breathless laugh.

“You say the nicest things,” he said, the playful words probably masking just how much he lapped up her praise. “Will you take me in you?”

She didn’t hesitate—she shifted to her knees. They both shucked their shirts. He pulled his last condom from his wallet and rolled it on.

She impaled herself on him, inch by soul-stealing inch. “You fill me up so good,” she said.

The echo of his earlier thought stretched a new filament of connection between them. “Ride me, Emma. Show me how you like it.”

     

Sonja's Review


I got Ride Dirty before I even checked out the synopsis because I love the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club series, but when I found out that Caine was the hero, I can’t tell you how excited I was to read it! I’ve been wanting his story since the very beginning and man oh man, I can tell you that Ms. Kaye did not disappoint. It was even better than I could have ever imagined — I just loved Ride Dirty so hard — it was spectacular! 

Emma is impossible not to love. She’s sweet and kind and down-to-earth. She’s full of light and spirit and so much life. Emma truly understands Caine and she’s patient, but she also challenges him in every way. Emma just has a heart of gold and a kind, warm soul and I couldn’t have loved her anymore if I tried. 

I noticed Caine from the very beginning and I wanted nothing more than to read this quiet, intense man’s story, but none of that prepared for when I was actually able to. I’ve read a lot of tortured heroes with horribly tragic pasts in my day — mostly from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunters series and if you’ve ever read her, you know she’s the Queen of Past-Life Angst — and while the ones I read about now hurt my heart, none of them touch me like Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Styxx, but Caine did. My heart ached for him, he brought tears to my eyes, and I just wanted to wrap my arms around him, squeeze him tight and never let him go. Caine touched my heart with his heartbreak, with his sweetness, and his absolute love for Emma. He’s my favorite hero in this series now and I honestly can’t ever see anyone else taking his place — he’s just that wonderful and special. 

Ride Dirty is a novella, but it has every bit of heart and soul as one of Laura Kaye’s novels — maybe even a little bit more actually. It was full of light and dark, sweetness and heartbreak, fiery passion and utter devotion. Ride Dirty was beautiful, heartrending and outstanding — I wholeheartedly loved forever it and a day. 

Ride Dirty can be read as a standalone, it’s told from Caine and Emma’s POV, and they do get their well-deserved happily-ever-after that put a grin on my face and left me feeling all warm and toasty inside!
~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

Laura Kaye’s RIDE DIRTY – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

March 14th
Booked All Night – Review & Excerpt
Canadian Book Addict – Review & Excerpt
Deluged with Books Cafe – Review & Excerpt
Elenasbookblog – Review
JordansBookReviews – Excerpt
Les Chroniques Aléatoires – Review & Excerpt
Nerdy Dirty and Flirty – Review & Excerpt
Romance as a first language – Review & Excerpt

March 15th
Booknerd1107 – Review & Excerpt
Cara's Book Boudoir – Review & Excerpt
Eye in bookland – Review
Feeling Fictional – Review & Excerpt
Knotty Girl Reviews – Review & Excerpt

March 16th
Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt
Ebook Indulgence – Review & Excerpt
I Love Books – Excerpt
Lovinghotbooks – Review & Excerpt
Melena's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
NallaReads – Review & Excerpt
Relentless Romance – Review & Excerpt
The Reading Cafe – Review & Excerpt

March 17th
Bobo's Book Bank – Review & Excerpt
Bookgasms Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Evermore Books – Review & Excerpt
Novel Addiction – Review
Read more sleep less – Review & Excerpt
Romance Reviews and More – Review & Excerpt
The Book Disciple – Review & Excerpt

March 18th
Book Nook Nuts – Excerpt
From the TBR PIle – Review & Excerpt
KDRBCK – Review
The Book Boyfriend Addict – Review & Excerpt

March 19th
Book Munchies – Review & Excerpt
Books According to Abby – Review & Excerpt
Lit. 4 Ladies – Review & Excerpt
Obsessive Reading Disorder – Review & Excerpt
Sweet Red Reads – Review & Excerpt
The Book Hammock – Review & Excerpt
Wickedcoolflight – Review & Excerpt

March 20th
I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore – Review & Excerpt
iScream Books Blog – Review & Excerpt
Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt
Read-Love-Blog – Excerpt
Ruby's Books – Review & Excerpt
Wicked Reads – Review & Excerpt

March 21st
Books 2 Blog – Review & Excerpt
I love my bookgasms blog – Review & Excerpt
Ms. Me28 – Review & Excerpt
Reading in Pajamas – Review & Excerpt
Somewhere Lost in Books – Review & Excerpt

March 22nd
Books, Coffee & Passion – Review & Excerpt
Love Notes Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Red Hot + Blue Reads – Review & Excerpt
Spoons, Hooks, and Books – Review & Excerpt
Tangents and Tissues – Review & Excerpt

March 23rd
Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt
Reese's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Ripe For Reader – Review & Excerpt
Sofia Loves Books – Review
True Story Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
What I’m Reading – Review & Excerpt
Wicked Babes Blog Reviews – Review & Excerpt

   

About Laura Kaye:
   
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 Raven Riders, 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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Friday, March 16, 2018

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Wild in the Windy City: The Anthology Volume Two by Various Authors

Title: Wild In The Windy City: The Anthology Volume 2
Authors: Ryan Michele, M.C. Decker, Mandi Beck, M. Piper, H.J. Bellus, Chelsea Camaron, Kat T. Masen, JM Witt, Jenna Galicki, Gia Riley, L.B. Dunbar, Lisa Suzanne, and J.D. Hollyfield
Genre: Romance
Release Date: March 6, 2018




-Get wild in the Windy City-
Thirteen bestselling romance authors pack the pages of this anthology full of sex, love, romance, rock and roll and more. Offering a taste of a wide range of themes, this anthology isn't one you want to miss out on. 
On sale for a limited time only.

JM Witt


M. Piper


Mandi Beck


Lisa Suzanne


Gia Riley


Jenna Galicki


M.C. Decker


Ryan Michele


Chelsea Camaron


J.D. Hollyfield


H.J. Bellus


Kat T. Masen


L.B. Dunbar




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Sonja's Review


I wanted to read Wild in the Windy City: The Anthology Volume Two when I saw that J.D. Hollyfield was one of the authors that had a story in the anthology. She’s one of my favorites and I’ll read anything she writes plus there are more authors on here that I’ve been meaning to read, so it was a no brainer that I would get Volume Two. Although I have only read Ms. Hollyfield’s "Exquisite Taste," I definitely plan to visit this collection again! 

But let’s talk about "Exquisite Taste" for right now. It might just be a little preview for right now, but oh, I can’t wait until we get the full story because even this short story was excellent! I loved Jensen immediately, she’s spunky and sassy and smart and so much more. And I loved, loved, loved Damien! I fell hard for Creed in all his darkish, rough, hard glorious self in Creed’s Expectations and I just want all of Ms. Hollyfield’s heroes to be like that and I can’t tell you how happy I was when I realized that Damien was going to have that similar rough, dark jerkishiness as well. I’m just so excited for more of "Exquisite Taste" to come, I seriously cannot wait! 

I also can’t wait to read the other short stories in Wild in the Windy City: The Anthology Volume Two! I’m looking forward to discovering new authors and finally getting to cross off some authors on my Authors To Read list for the first time. And if any of the stories are like "Exquisite Taste," I know the rest of this anthology is going to be utterly fantastic!

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars