Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Light of the World by Randi Black

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Title: The Light of the World  
Author: Randi Black  
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance 18+  
Publication Date: June 27, 2014 
 Cover Designer: Regina ~ Mae I Design  
Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.  


It was 1995 in the Southern California wasteland. I was barely legal and far from innocent. I loved the Gun Club more than I loved Walter, my high school sweetheart. He was the only person who knew why I stopped singing and playing guitar after what happened to me when I was 16. But even an engagement ring couldn’t save us after what he did to me that one afternoon. I used to worry that college would come between us, but I never thought it would happen on move-in day. That was the day I met Franz : a tall, handsome 23-year-old ex-jock from Germany. He was so not my type, but the more I got to know him, the more I knew he was the right guy for me. And after Walter betrayed me for the last time, it was time for me to break up with him and be with Franz for good. I never thought he’d be a safe place for me to explore my darkest sexual fantasies. Nor that he’d be a kindred spirit who knew exactly what it felt like when someone ridiculed your musical aspirations. We gonna start playing music together and be who were meant to be. Nothing and no one was gonna stop us. Not even Walter. Note: This is the standalone sequel to Miss World, which was self-published in 2011, and takes place a month later.  

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Randi Black has worked as a phone sex operator, cashier, writing tutor, and librarian. She holds an MFA and an MSLIS, and is responsible for the controversial debut novel, Miss World. For now, she lives in Chicago with her long-suffering partner and spoiled cat.
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Permanent by Kim Carmichael Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway

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What is Permanent? 
Always on the outside looking in, accountant, Lindsay Stevens, has calculated her transformation from a small town, nerdy bookkeeper to a sleek, high-powered accountant down to the last penny. With all her checks finally in balance, she moves to California to start a new life free of her embarrassing past she never wants revealed. 
As Hollywood's hottest tattoo artist, Shane Elliott thrives on standing out. Charismatic and free of commitments, he travels through life with a wink and a smile, hiding the letters he receives from the IRS as if they don't exist. Now with bills to pay and tax collectors breathing down his back, for the first time in his life Shane can't charm his way out of his situation. However, when his new neighbor literally falls into his life, he knows he has struck gold once again. 
Though Lindsay tries to keep her distance, she suddenly finds herself trying to hide her true self as she thrust into a world she doesn't think she belongs, but can't resist. In his good-time life, Shane must discover there is more to life than a party if he wants something more. 
With their lives intertwined, the two must learn accept each other, themselves and their love. 
Worlds collide as they decide what is truly permanent. 
Permanent is the first book in the Indelibly Marked Series that follows the lives and loves of those surrounding Permanent Tattoo.
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She didn’t realize she’d held her breath until her lungs demanded air and she gasped and grabbed Shane’s leg. When her hand grazed across his jeans, she swore she’d never felt anything quite so supple and pliable, a well-worn fine nap not unlike the most expensive velvet beneath her fingertips. Beneath his jeans she could clearly make out the definition of his toned thigh. The contrast of textures overloaded her senses.  “Did you know the 5 freeway and the Golden State freeway are the same?” 

He chuckled but didn’t move away from her. In fact, his dark blue eyes stared so intently that she studied his arm tattoos. One thing about Shane was that every part of him was interesting to look at.
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OMG. Its been along time since I read a book in practically a day.
I fell in love this book, and the whole gang right away.
Lindsay just wants to fit in, and wanted to do everything on her own. But she soon found herself relying on Shane for everything. Although, he was relying on her deeply as well.
Shane and his "family" were just wonderful characters. So different from Lindsay yet she fit right in with them instantly even though she tried to stay away from them.
There were a few miscommunications, but nothing normal relationships don't have.

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Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her need for graphic sex scenes and love of happy endings inspired her to create her own. She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running. When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.

Book Blast & Giveaway: Knight of My Dream by Lynsay Sands

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Title: Knight of My Dreams
 Author: Lynsay Sands  
Genre: Romance / Historical / Medieval 
Publish Date: April 29, 2014  
Publisher: HarperCollins Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.  

~ Book Synopsis ~

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lynsay Sands comes a classic short story of a knight in need of a bride… Lady Alice knows she is not the type to entice a man. She’s too voluptuous, too intelligent, too strong-minded. Why, she even reads! But then Jonathan, Earl of Fairley, arrives at court. Tall, dark and handsome, the knight is any woman’s dream. And he has just been ordered by the king to find a bride…and Alice is to help him! Jonathan has been evading his mother’s matchmaking schemes for years, so why does she insist that Lady Alice isn’t for him? Alice is only to aid in his search for a bride, yet Jonathan can’t help but be distracted by her glorious hair the color of a sunset, and her figure that is like a lush berry about to burst to full ripeness... Has Jonathan fallen prey to love?


"Are you all right?" Alice glanced up in surprise at the concern in Lord Jonathan's voice. He wasn't looking at her; his gaze was traveling down her body in the wake of his hands as he checked her over to be sure she wasn't injured. She flushed at the familiar way his fingers skimmed over her, and took a quick step back, nearly tumbling again. "I am fi-fine," she got out a little breathlessly as he caught her arms to steady her. "Really," Alice added when he continued to look concerned. After a brief pause, he swallowed and nodded, then turned to grab at the reins of his mount. Her gaze moved distractedly back to the small swatch of blue cloth on the ground by her feet. She was about to draw Jonathan's attention to it, when she was suddenly caught by the waist and lifted onto his horse. Alice promptly began to protest. "Oh, really, my lord. There is no need for us to ride. I can walk back to the clearing. I—" At last she gave up her protests, mostly because he was ignoring her. He mounted in front of her and drew her hands around his waist. "Hold on," he instructed. Alice nodded against his back, breathing in deeply to try to steady her nerves. It was rather novel to be in such close proximity to a man. She had never done so before. Unmarried women were simply not allowed such familiarity. Of course, this was an unusual circumstance, and… Her thoughts died as she breathed in the scent of him. He smelled of the woods and the river and…male. It was a surprisingly pleasant mix, she decided, breathing it in again as her fingers interlocked at his middle. Feeling the muscles of his stomach bunch and ripple, she flattened her fingers over them to get the full sensation, then, realizing what she was doing, stopped breathing in embarrassment. Her fingers stilled. Of course, Alice couldn't go long holding her breath. She managed to do so for the short ride back to the clearing, but there the breath left her in a slow hiss. The place was empty. Lady Fairley and her uncle had not waited for them; they had apparently ridden on ahead. Alice recalled the small swatch of cloth she had spotted near the horses and pondered silently, wondering why Lady Fairley had been by the horses. Surely she hadn't untied Alice's mount and let it go? Had she really been so annoyed with Alice as to wish to have her walk back to the castle? "Well, we shall have to ride quickly to catch up," Lord Jonathan said. Alice glanced at the back of his head, then pressed close and held on tightly as he spurred his mount into a trot. She didn't hold her breath this time. Instead she sat, her breasts pressed against his back, her hands clutched at his front, breathing in deeply of his scent. She was enjoying it so much, it took her most of the ride to realize that despite his words, Jonathan wasn't trying very hard to catch up to her uncle and his mother. He had the horse going at a trot, but a rather slow one, really. They had ridden here faster. She was so startled by the realization that she loosened her hold and started to pull away, but he stopped her by catching her hands with one of his own. "You had best hold on," he said. "I would not wish to see you fall." Alice wondered at the husky note to his voice, but decided to merely enjoy the ride. She relaxed against him.

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LYNSAY SANDS is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there’s occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus.

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Slade by Victoria Ashley Cover Reveal

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Release Date: June 3rd
imageMy name is Slade Merrick and I’m a fucking sex addict . . . I’ve been told it’s a problem. But I see it as a passion; something that I’m good at. And who the fuck stops something that they’re good at? They want me to seek help; get my cock in check. Don't judge my lifestyle. You’re no better than me. Just admit it, you like to fuck too. Sex is what I do best; my own personal high, so I embrace it instead of being ashamed. When I'm not fucking, I'm slinging drinks at Walk Of Shame or stripping my way into your bed; another thing I'm good at. Every woman’s darkest fantasy brought to life. So, am I stopping? Fuck no. Sex is beautiful, raw and erotic and I get off knowing I can have it with anyone I want . . . with the exception of her. Aspen. She walks into the club swaying those hips, instantly drawing my cock to attention. She’s pure perfection. That is, until she opens that mouth, drawing me in and for the first time in forever I want something more than sex. I want her and she hates it. Things get dirty. Dirty is what I like; it’s how I live. But . . . she’s playing a game she can never win. photo 1 (15) imageIt’s dark. I love it with the lights off. She insisted on teasing me this way. My arms are tied behind me; my naked body bound to a chair. Goose bumps prickle my flesh as she softly blows on my hard cock, almost breaking my willpower. Her lips are so close, yet not close enough. I insist on teasing her this way. “Na ah, not yet, baby.” She tilts her head up, her blond hair cascading over her shoulders as her eyes lock with mine. They’re intense; desperate. She’s silently begging me with her eyes; asking me to let her touch me already. I’m used to this. She needs to learn that when you’re in my house we play by my rules. “Slade,” she whimpers. “Come on already.” “Look down, baby.” She tilts her head back down and runs her tongue over her lips as she eagerly looks at my cock; no doubt imagining what it tastes like in her mouth. “That’s it. Don’t move.” I lift my hips, bringing the tip of my head to brush her lips. “You want me in your mouth?” She nods her head and lets out a sound between a moan and a growl. Damn, it’s such a turn on. “How bad do you want it? I want to fucking hear it?” Her nails dig into my thighs as she growls in aggravation, “More than anything. I fucking want it so just give it to me, dammit. You already know how bad I want it.” A deep laugh rumbles in my throat as she scratches her nails down my legs in an attempt to hurt me. What she doesn’t realize is that I welcome the pain. I get off on it. “Is that all you got, pussycat?” I tease. “If you want my cock, you’re going to have to do better than that.” She looks angry now; determined. Standing up, she points a finger in my chest. “You’re the one tied up. This is supposed to be my game. Why do you have to torture me and make me wait?” Biting my bottom lip, I nod for her to move closer to me. When she gets close to my face, I stick my tongue out and run it over her lips, causing her to tremble as I taste her. “Show. Me. How. Much. You. Want. Me.” Straddling me, she screams and slaps me hard across the face before yanking my head back by my hair. If I could get any harder, I would. Fuck me. “Now, that’s what I’m talking about.” I press my stiff cock against her ass, showing her just how turned on I am. Then I look her in the eye. “Show me what you can do with your mouth. First impression is always the most important.” A mischievous smile spreads across her face as she slithers her way off my lap and down between my legs. Gripping my thighs in her hands, she runs her tongue over the tip of my dick before suctioning it into her mouth. It hits the back of her throat, causing her to gag. She doesn’t care; completely uninhibited. She just shoves it deeper. Fuck yeah. I moan as she swirls her tongue around my shaft while sucking at the same time. It feels fucking fantastic. “I told you it’s worth the wait, baby. Just wait until I get inside you. It feels better than it tastes.” She pulls back and licks her lips. “Then why don’t you show me. My pussy has never been so wet.” She stands up and bends over in front of me, exposing her wet lips. I can see the moisture glistening from here; beckoning to suck me inside. She smiles as she runs her fingers over the folds as if she’s teasing me; testing me. “You like that?” She asks seductively, tantalizing me. “You want this tight little pussy all for yourself, you greedy little bastard?” I nod, playing into her little game. She seems to think she’s in charge. “Well, come and get it.” She inserts her fingers into her mouth and sucks them clean, before shoving them into her entrance, fucking me with her eyes. Her ass moves up and down in perfect rhythm as she purrs. “I’m waiting.” She shoves her fingers deeper. “I want to see those muscles flexing as you ram into me. I want you to…” Well you won’t be waiting for long. Breaking free from my restraints, I stand up, grab her hips and flip her around before slamming her back up against the wall. “What were you saying, baby?” I growl into her ear. I grip both of her ass cheeks and lift her as she wraps her legs around my waist, squeezing. “I’m not sure you can handle what I have to offer.” I grip her face in my hand before leaning in and biting her bottom lip, roughly tugging. “You’re finally about to get what you’ve wanted. I just hope you don’t have shit to do for the next few days because this might get a little rough. Last time to make your escape, because once I start there’s no stopping until you’re screaming my name loud; so loud it fucking hurts my ears.” I search her eyes waiting to see if she’s changed her mind; nothing but raw heat and lust. She still wants it. She’s brave. No girl walks into my bed and walks out unscathed. So, she’ll get it. I lift an eyebrow. “Okay, then.” I take wide strides across the room to my king-sized bed and toss her atop the mattress. Before she can blink, I am between her thighs, spreading them wide for me. I run my tongue up her smooth flesh, stopping at intersection of her thighs and clean shaven pussy. “You ready for me to make you cum without even touching you?” I begin blowing my cool breath across her swollen, wet pussy. She thrusts her hips up; no doubt her hungry little pussy wanting more and just as I’m about to show her my skills, there’s a knock at the damn door. Slade-5 add-to-goodreads-button31 (1)
imageVictoria Ashley grew up in Rockford, IL and has had a passion for reading for as long as she can remember. After finding a reading app where it allowed readers to upload their own stories, she gave it a shot and writing became her passion. She lives for a good romance book with tattooed bad boys that are just highly misunderstood and is not afraid to be caught crying during a good read. When she’s not reading or writing about bad boys, you can find her watching her favorites shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Dexter and True Blood. She is the author of Wake Up Call and This Regret and is currently working on more releases for 2014.
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Review: Liam's List by Haleigh Lovell

Title: Liam's List

Author: Haleigh Lovell

Genre: New Adult Romance

Release Date: April 24, 2014


From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author Haleigh Lovell

A New Adult Romance packed with Heat and Heart. 

His best friend’s sister. 
A list.
A love story.

Can Vivian help Liam heal one steamy encounter at a time?

NOTE: Rated 18+ for language and frequent sex scenes. Complete novel. No cliffhanger. Dual POV


This is the continuation of Vivian and Liam's story. I knew as soon as it was ready, I had to read it!! I had planned to start this book in the morning when I got up but instead made the mistake of starting it at 11pm and then didn't put it down till I finished it. I loved it!! There is still 2 words that come to mind when I think of Vivian's List and Liam's List........HOT & STEAMY!!! Liam's list did not disappoint!!

At the end of book 1 Liam is heading back to Iraq. I was worried for the both of them but knew they would be ok. What I didn't see coming was all the hell Liam would have to go through :( War will change a person and that is exactly what happened to Liam. When he comes back home he has changed and rightly so. Will Vivian be able to stay strong and stand by his side no matter how hard it may get?

This book was happy, sad and at times very heartbreaking but so very true because this is what happens in real life everyday.

I loved all the secondary characters. I am glad we got more on Vivian's brother Julian but I still need more on him!! I am hoping that there will be a book on him and Chelsea in the future :) If so, I hope we get more updates on Vivian and Liam!

Haleigh Lovell

Haleigh received a B.A. in Journalism. Despite training as a journalist, Haleigh soon found she preferred making up her own stories--stories with heat and heart. 

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Secret Alpha by Laurel Ulen Curtis Release Blitz & Giveaway


I’m Dan Smith, and I’m currently living two lives. Maybe even three if you really look into it. Haley, Allison, Hunter, Wade, Sergio, and Isla all exist in one or more of them somehow.

Am I a supporting role in their stories, or are they merely characters in mine? You decide.

Haley told her story. Now I’ll tell mine.

She said. He said.

This is my story.

Note: Secret Alpha is the second book in the A is for 
Alpha Male Series and must be read after A 
is for Alpha Male.
Warning: Some explicit language and sexual content. 


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 Laurel Ulen Curtis is a 27 year old mother of one. She lives with her husband and son (and cat and two fish!) in New Jersey, but grew up all over the United States. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, and puts that to almost no use other than forecasting for her friends and writing a storm chasing heroine! She has a passion for her family, laughing, and reading and writing Romance novels. She’s also addicted to Coke. The drink, not the drug.


Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: The Educationof Sebastion The Education of Caroline by Jane Harvey-Berrick

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Title:  The Education of Sebastian and The Education of Caroline - Bundle
Author:  Jane Harvey-Berrick
Release:  April 28, 2014

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 The Education of Sebastian

Trapped in a loveless marriage, thirty year old Caroline Wilson moves to San Diego after her military husband earns a promotion. Feeling lost and alone Caroline strikes up a friendship with young local surfer Sebastian Hunter.

Sebastian has more than friendship on his mind when he runs into Caroline on the beach. But when sparks fly friendship turns into an illicit love that threatens them both.
The Education of Caroline
Now a successful journalist, Caroline heads out to report from the front lines of the war in Afghanistan. Love is the last thing on her mind when she crosses paths with Chief Sebastian Hunter.
Will this chance encounter reignite the erotic passion of their past?

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This is my 5 snowflake review for The Education of Sebastian by Jane Harvey-Berrick for Eskimo Princess Book Reviews.
The Education of Sebastian follows the unorthodox romance between Sebastian and Caroline. Caroline is a beautiful 30 year old woman. She is unhappily married to an older Naval Officer. She is the perfect wife. She cooks, cleans irons, runs errands, and warms her husband bed. However, it is never good enough; to him she is never good enough. He is always complaining about what she wears, what she cooks, how she looks. He isn’t physically abusive but dang if he isn’t pretty terrible to her in other ways. She doesn’t feel like she worth the effort until she meets young Sebastian for the second time. Will she be able to befriend young Sebastian when he needs her the most? Will she finally walk away from her 11 year marriage?
Sebastian, sweet Sebastian, is a 17 year old high school graduate. He is handsome, kind, caring, and has always had to take care of himself. His parents are beyond horrid and they certainly don’t deserve him as a son. Sebastian has been in love with Caroline since he was 8 years old. He knows that she is the one for him, but can he convince her of that? What will happen when Sebastian finds out that their love could send her to jail?
I was kind of scared going into this one. I didn’t know what to expect. It is hard to tell how a large age difference is going to affect your reading experience. In this case, I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t bad. The scenes between Caro and Seb were hot, steamy, yet so filled with love. Sebastian really did put is love for Caro front and center. There were times when his age shined through but for the most part he was a mature adult about everything that they were going through. The writing was easy to follow and not hard at all to understand. The ending, oh my, I think my heart was in my throat the whole time. I am glad that I have book two, The Education of Caroline, at my fingertips so I can dive right in. Speaking of which, off I go to see where the road leads Sebastian and Caroline next!

 This is my 5 star review for The Education of Caroline by Jane Harvey-Berrick for Eskimo Princess Book Reviews.
The Education of Caroline picks up with the love affair between Sebastian Hunter and Caroline Verti. This books starts out 10 years after book one left us broken and needing more. Sebastian Hunter is a 27 year old Hot, Sexy, and a Marine. He is an expert with several languages and is very important in war zones. He is also very bitter.  Is the sweet, kind, caring Sebastian lost forever? He has given up on love and never wants to see Caroline, the woman he was forced to give up so many years ago. What will happen when Caroline unexpectedly shows up in his life again? Will Sebastian ever be able to forgive her for not coming back for him?
Caroline Verti is a free-lance journalist who works mostly on military assignments. Many of those assignments are in war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. She is 40 years old and isn’t scared to go into a disaster zone because she feels like she has nothing to lose and someone has to get the job done. She never forgot about Sebastian Hunter, the man who stole her heart so many years ago. She has struggled without him for over 10 years. What will happen when Chief Hunter pops back up on her radar? Will she be able to face him and the anger he holds? Will she ever get the HEA she deserves?
I really liked this novel. It is even better than the first one of this series. This book brings out so many feelings; love, lust, anger, fear, and most importantly, forgiveness. This is definitely one emotional journey you won’t want to miss. The writing is great, the editing is spot on, and the story will keep you coming back for more. I didn’t want to put my kindle down. There are even a few surprises in there that you won’t want to miss out on.  
I would recommend this one for anyone who read The Education of Sebastian and to anyone who is a sucker for second chance romances. Besides who would want to pass up a sexy, surfing MARINE??!!  

This is my 5 star review for The Education of Sebastian and Caroline as a set with bonus material by Jane Harvey-Berrick for Eskimo Princess Book Reviews.
This series follows the steamy love affair between young, Sebastian Hunter, and an older, Caroline Verti Wilson. These two embark on a secret journey of love and lust when Sebastian is only 17 and Caroline is 30. These two books span over many years and give us such an emotional ride. There is fear, love, lust, anger, hurt, pain, and forgiveness. Will these two ever find their HEA?
I really liked this series and it will definitely go on my favorites list. There was just something about this forbidden love that sucked me in. I really didn’t know what to think going in, but with an open mind and a willing brain I dived right in. I can say I have no regrets. I laughed, I cried, I hurt when they hurt, and I wanted to throw a punch through the kindle a time or two. The writing was excellent and the editing was great! The plot line kept me hooked and I found myself reading way later than I should have been. I just couldn’t put it down. I absolutely loved the bonus material. Being able to read from Sebastian’s POV was refreshing and helped me see him in a different, deeper light. I loved the extended epilogue as well!
If you are looking for a second chance romance between two people that are meant for one another then this one is for you! If you love to read books where the military is involved then this one would fill that bill as well. Great Job Jane, I am a fan!

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I started writing contemporary romance two years ago. Before that, I didn’t think I could write a sex scene. Turns out I can!
My lucky number is 13 because I was born on the 13th and live near a haunted castle by the ocean. My number one past-time is watching hot surfers get changed into (and out of) their wetsuits.
My husband doesn’t read my books.  My mother does.
Writing is my love, my hobby, my total addiction. All my characters are important to me and whisper their stories, even when I’ve finished writing their books. That’s why you’ll often find bonus chapters/out-takes from various books, because those voices just won’t be quiet.

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