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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

🌟BOOK BLITZ:🌟 Hush by A.M. Salinger {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}




Hush by A.M. Salinger

Release Date: October 16th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Tom Sutherland is an arrogant prick. There, I said it. Okay, so he’s also my assistant and I couldn’t survive without him, but that doesn’t make him less of an irritating bastard — Lana 

Lana Keele is a witch. A beautiful, frustrating witch placed on this earth to torment me. Yeah, she’s my boss, but she’s still the most maddening creature I’ve ever had the misfortune to cross paths with — Tom 

When Lana Keele, president of Keele Industries and only surviving heir to business tycoon Oliver Keele, wakes up in her devil-of-an-assistant’s bed after a drunken night out, she fears the worst. That is, until prissy Mr. Perfect Tom Sutherland declares that she’s the last woman he’d ever want to sleep with.

After surviving four years in the company of the infuriating woman he’d lusted after since his teens, Tom has had just about enough of the unholy siren that is Lana, especially when she turns up inebriated on his doorstep one night and demands sex. Convinced that Lana will never return his affections, Tom decides that it’s high time to get over his unrequited love.

Except Lana doesn’t quite seem to agree with this plan. Not after she sees him with another woman. Not after she confronts him about it. And most definitely not after he succumbs to temptation and kisses her.

As they finally ignite the fire that has burned so long between them, Tom cannot help but be certain that for Lana, this is just about sex. Will he be satisfied with only having the body of the woman he loves and not possess her heart? Or will Lana convince Tom that she truly means to give him her everything?

Discover Lana and Tom’s story in this sexy and stormy addition to the hot, contemporary romance series Nights by A.M. Salinger. Note from the author: although each book in Nightscan be read as a standalone, you will enjoy this series even more if you read the books in order!

This is a novella length MF romance with a HEA.
 




{EXCERPT}

CHAPTER ONE


Lana Keele stirred and slowly blinked her eyes open. Searing light filled her vision. She winced and twisted her head, a mumbled curse tumbling past her lips. A wave of dizziness swept over her; her stomach clenched painfully. Lana froze and swallowed the rush of bile shooting up her throat. Hot daggers stabbed at her temples. She moaned softly.

It was a moment before she realized she was lying on her front on a bed. She stared blearily at the crisp white pillow in her line of sight before rolling over carefully onto her side. She studied the room she was in with widening eyes.

Where the hell am I?

Cool gray linen kissed her skin. Her very much bare skin.

Lana gasped and sat up. A shaky groan rumbled out of her chest when the headache became a vise squeezing her skull. She reached for the sheet wrapped around her waist and legs and clutched it to her breasts.

She was only wearing her bra and panties.

What the hell happened last night?!

All Lana remembered was being in Shanghai’s latest happening club and having drinks with the man she’d picked up at a bar while she’d been out with a girlfriend she hadn’t seen since her college days. She dimly recalled drunkenly kissing the guy while her similarly inebriated friend hooked up with another man. The rest was a blur.

A door opened opposite the end of the bed. A man walked out of an en suite bathroom, his face obscured by the towel he was using to rub his hair dry.

Lana’s pulse jumped. She stared up a pair of powerful, tanned legs, the mouth-watering deep V tantalizingly revealed at the top of the towel perched precariously on slim hips, a defined six-pack, a broad, muscular chest, and strong corded arms that bunched and flexed with the man’s movements.

Holy crap, was the guy from the club this hot?!

The man paused and lowered the towel from his head. Lana felt the blood drain from her face.

No. Fucking. Way.

Tom Sutherland, her assistant and secretary of four years and the bane of her life, arched an eyebrow at her.

“Oh, you’re up,” he said in a matter-of-fact voice. “You’d better get dressed. You have an appointment in fifty minutes.”

Lana’s jaw sagged open as Tom walked over to a wardrobe and took down the neatly pressed suit, shirt, and tie draped on a clothes hanger hooked on the handle. Her eyes widened into saucers when she saw one of her work suits on an adjacent hanger, complete with a pair of matching panties and bra. Tom removed briefs from a chest of drawers and disappeared inside the bathroom.

Lana was still staring at the spot where he’d disappeared when he came out minutes later fully dressed. He sighed and glanced at his watch with a frown while he finished knotting his tie.

“Forty-five minutes, Lana,” he said briskly. “Get your ass into gear.”

Lana opened and closed her mouth soundlessly as he headed for the bedroom door.

“Hey! Wait a minute!” she spluttered. “Why am I in your bed, half naked?!”

Tom stopped and twisted on his heels, his hands in his pockets. Lana ignored the wild pounding of her heart as she watched the way the motion stretched the material of his shirt across his torso.

All it took was one look at his condescending expression for her to stiffen, the familiar irritation that plagued her whenever she was in his presence replacing the baffling feeling presently coursing through her.

There’s no way in hell I just thought Tom Sutherland was attractive!

“Funny story,” Tom said sardonically. “My boss turned up on my doorstep at one in the morning, barged inside my apartment, stripped, and demanded sex.” He cocked an eyebrow. “I felt I had to oblige her.”

Panic slammed into Lana and sent her pulse into the stratosphere.

No. Dear God, please tell me we didn’t—

Anger flashed through her when she detected the mocking light in Tom’s eyes. “You asshole!” she hissed. “Tell me what really happened!”

Tom leaned against the doorjamb and crossed his ankles. Lana’s gaze dropped to where his pants stretched across his strong thighs. She cursed internally and brought her eyes back up to his face, angry at herself for noticing his body once more.

This is Tom, for fuck’s sake!

“The part about you turning up at an ungodly hour and entering my place without my permission is accurate, as was your demand for sex,” Tom said coolly. “You then spent the next two hours throwing up in my bathroom. I sent your dress to the dry cleaners, put you to bed, and went to your penthouse to pick up a fresh change of clothes.”

Lana glanced at the pillow next to the one she’d been lying on, her unspoken question hanging in the air.

Tom sighed. “I slept on the couch. Trust me, I wouldn’t fuck you if you were the last woman on Earth.”

Lana inhaled sharply as he turned and left the room. She scowled in the next instant.

“Oh yeah?! And I wouldn’t sleep with you if you were the only asshole left alive on this entire planet!” she shouted after him, a familiar pain surging inside her chest.



AUTHOR BIO:


Ava Marie Salinger is the pen name of an Amazon bestselling author who has always wanted to write scorching hot contemporary and erotic romance. In 2018, she finally decided to venture to the steamy side. NIGHTS is the first of several sizzling series featuring sweet, sexy men and women with dark pasts and a whole lot of love to give to the ones brave enough to fight for their hearts. When she’s not dreaming up hotties to write about, you’ll find Ava creating kickass music playlists to write to, spying on the wildlife in her garden, drooling over gadgets, and eating Chinese.


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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

πŸ‚ Freebie Tuesday (Edition #243) πŸ‚



πŸ‚ Happy Tuesday! πŸ‚

Thanks for stopping by! As always I will be tweeting random freebies that I can find on any given day so if you're looking for more free books make sure to follow me on twitter @JackieBookWorld. :)

***Note that there will be some books that will be free for limited time only, so make sure to download them as soon as you can. Also if there is any specific genre that you guys want me to find books of, let me know in the comment section below. (:  Enjoy! 


Halloween at the Graff 
by Sinclair Jayne
Release Date: September 25th 2017 by Tule Publishing
Series: Holiday at the Graff #1
Pages: 276
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Halloween
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter, Facebook


Starting over at thirty-two is never fun, especially in a town the size of a postage stamp. Chasing that with having to beg for a job she’s wildly over-qualified for and Walker Wilder’s pride is really burned. But now that she’s the new events director for the historic Montana Graff Hotel, she’s tasked with creating buzz and traditions to fill rooms during the off-season. Halloween may not scream touristy, but hiring a spirit-hunting TV crew will definitely grab some headlines... But when the sexy spirit hunter shows up, he haunts more than her dreams. 

Calum Quest is done. He’s created an entertainment empire by chasing something he’s never seen and is tired of asking questions with no answers. His life has been defined by ghosts he needs to exorcise, yet, when a red-haired, grey-eyed beauty with a body that melts his mind pours him a double shot of Laphroaig whiskey and challenges him to one more round, how can he say no?

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)


       

Coercion
by Chloe Cole
Release Date: March 16th 2015 by Frog Prints Publishing
Pages: 185
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Author's Links: Goodreads


Forced to wed a dragon who wants her but will never love her... 

When Willa Stone is cast aside by the alpha-wolf she’s been promised to since birth, she’s humiliated and angry, but also secretly relieved. Now, maybe she’ll have the chance to mate for love. If her power-crazed parents will just give her a little time, she’s sure to find the man of her dreams… 

Dragon-shifter, Drake Blackbourne, has an itch to scratch and precious few options for an outlet. When the Stone family offers up their daughter’s hand in exchange for protection and political favors, he agrees to wed her, sight unseen. Drastic times call for drastic measures and, so long as she does her part and keeps out of his way the rest of the time, surely he can manage to bed her, no matter how plain she might be. 

What he doesn’t expect is that captivating, defiant Willa will ignite a fire in him that will burn everything in its path, and turn both of their worlds upside down… 
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)


       

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Monday, October 15, 2018

🌟RELEASE DAY REVIEW!🌟 Dear Jane by Kendall Ryan




Dear Jane by Kendall Ryan

Release Date: October 15th 2018 by Kendall Ryan
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

I broke her heart ten years ago and left town.

She hates me, and rightly so. It doesn’t matter that the rest of the country loves me, that I’m a starting quarterback with a multimillion-dollar contract. Because when I look in the mirror, all I see is a failure who was too young—and too afraid—to fight for what I wanted.

But I’m not that guy anymore, and all I need is one shot to convince her.

***

He has no idea what happened after he left. And now I’m supposed to work alongside him like we don’t have this huge, messy history?

But I’m older now, wiser, and I won’t let anything stand in my way of doing a good job for this league. Not even one overpaid, arrogant player who thinks we’re going to kiss and make up.

News flash, buddy: I am over you.
 




My Review:

From the eye-catching cover to the intriguing synopsis, this second chance romance will leave you swooning and wanting for more. It comes to no surprise that Kendall Ryan is one of my favorite authors, she knows how to deliver a great romance and Dear Jane did not disappoint at all. 

At the beginning of the story we get to meet Jane Royce who happens to be the assistant manager for the Hawks. As a huge fan herself, she is happy to work with her favorite team and with her dad. But being the daughter of the head coach can make things a bit difficult so she works non stop in order to prove that she got the job for herself and not because of her dad. But it’s one news that completely throws her off the loop and she now has to face her ex as he joins the team.Weston Chase was her first and only long-term boyfriend who she experienced many firsts with back when they were together. Yet, that didn’t stop him from breaking her hear after leaving for college and ever since she vowed to avoid him at any cost. Nevertheless, time has changed both of them in so many ways that seeing him again has brought back memories of the love and attraction that they once had for each other. No matter what she does, Jane is more drawn to Weston than ever before. As the two spend more time together, she starts to realize just how much she misses him, but she holds a secret from him, one that could ultimately end things between them if she doesn’t tell him soon.

Weston Chase has the looks and money to get just about anyone he would want. But after going through so many changes in his life, he all too happy to switch teams but he never expected to see Jane again. It takes him by surprise at first, but when it’s evident that she is avoiding him he takes it upon himself to clear the air with her which does not end up turning out like he had hoped. She is angry with him for a reason and it is when she finally tells him what happened all those years ago after he left that he is overwhelmed with anger and grief. He knows that they have to move on from their past, but he broke her heart once and he is scared of hurting her heart once again. Now he’ll have to figure out how to win her back completely before it’s too late.

I absolutely loved Dear Jane, it was funny, sweet and totally swoon worthy! Jane is a strong character in the book who is not going to back down without a fight and she is doing that at job every day. She knows what she wants and is not afraid to get it. On the other hand, Weston is such a playboy whose heart has been devoted to Jane from the very start. He is overprotective towards her and he wants her back. The story is told in dual point-of-view which was great, because we got to truly see how the characters reacted to things individually or their reasons behind a their decisions. It’s evident that Jane and Wes have a complicated past that they have to let go, and as the two spend time to reconnect that’s exactly what they end up doing. The ending was one of my favorite part, it was unique and romantic. The epilogue will leave you satisfied and swooning over the characters. It was truly a great read that I would highly recommend checking out and others by the author. :)

***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.***

My Rating:



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

🌟BOOK BLITZ:🌟 Tie Me Down by Cynthia Rayne {TEASERS + GIVEAWAY!}




Tie Me Down by Cynthia Rayne

Release Date: October 8th 2018
Series: Kinky Security
Pages: 191
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Know when you are beaten

Jacob “Flash” Franklin is a former Navy SEAL with many burdens. The women in his life have a way of ending up six feet under. First his sister, and then his client, the one he failed to protect. For once, Flash is sick of running. He longs to be punished for his misdeeds.

Taming the Dominatrix

Sage McQueen is a domme, working at a local Kentucky sex club. Men pay for the privilege of bowing down before her and she doles out penance, not pleasure. Flash wants Sage to discipline him, too. But she finds herself drawn to Flash. He’s holding on to a lot of pain and guilt, and she wants to set him free. 

Pushing Boundaries

The fine line between personal and professional gets really blurry. Flash is an alpha male, the kind of man she usually avoids, and he’s pushing her boundaries, urging her to submit to him. But can she let go?

And what happens when a client becomes obsessed with her? Will Flash keep Sage alive, even though he’s failed before?


Purchase: Amazon























AUTHOR BIO:


Cynthia Rayne is a USA TODAY bestselling author of the Black Star Security, Kinky Security, Lone Star Mobster, and the Four Horsemen MC Series. While Cynthia was born and raised a damn Yankee in Ohio, her parents hail from Dixie, and she grew up on homemade buttermilk biscuits and southern wisdom. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, reading way too many romance novels, and drinking a truly obscene amount of coffee.


{GIVEAWAY!}



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Thursday, October 11, 2018

🌟BOOK BLITZ:🌟 First Full Moon by Michelle Alstead {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}




First Full Moon by Michelle Alstead

Release Date: August 28th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult

More secrets. More lies. I'm going to die.

She wanted a car for her sixteenth birthday, not magical powers… Candy McGregor is a teenager living in Sequim Falls, a small East Coast town, where the McGregors own just about everything. While her grandmother grooms her to run the family business—a pharmaceutical empire—Candy dreams of a life where she’s known as more than just a last name. When the monthly family dinner turns into a horror show, Candy discovers the McGregors aren’t so much blessed as they are cursed. At midnight on her sixteenth birthday, Candy inherits both the ability to do magic and the destiny to become a wolf on the next full moon. There is hope of a life that doesn’t require being chained up once a month. If Candy can undo the original spell that created the curse, she can rid the world of werewolves and remain a witch. But there’s one really big problem. Not everyone hates being a wolf. With the next full moon looming, Candy must take on forces that will do anything to stop her. Will she break the curse or surrender to life as a monster?
 


Purchase: Amazon

{EXCERPT}

“Candy?” Larkin is at my side, shaking me. “Say something!”

I’m lying in the snow, staring at the dark sky. “I’m so cold,” I say through chattering teeth.

“You’re bleeding.” She looks around. “We need something to stop the blood.”

I stick my hand in my coat pocket and pull out a packet of tissues. “Always come prepared.” I hold them out.

For once, boring pays off.

Larkin rips the package open and holds it to my head. Branches snap and leaves rustle in the woods behind us.

“Did you hear that?” I ask.

“Um, yeah.” Larkin’s muscles tense, her brown eyes wide.

An animal howls in the distance.

“We just had to have family dinner on a full moon,” Larkin says. “You know that’s when the crazies come out.”

I chuckle. “Well, you’re out.”

“I’m going to let that one slide because of your head injury.”

My dress coat isn’t warm enough for January on the East Coast. “Help me up. We need to get out of here.” I raise my hands upward.

Larkin frowns but only half her face moves. “Are we sure you don’t have a spinal injury? I should call for help. Do not move.” She holds out her hands to prevent me from getting up.

I push her away. “My spine is fine, but I think my foot is broken.” Slowly, I stand up and put pressure on my right foot only to cry out in agony.

“That is not good.” She glances up the road. “We’re like a mile from the house.”

“We have to call for help. Do you have your—”

A loud hissing sound followed by a small boom interrupts me. The limo’s engine is on fire and the flames spread quickly.

“Harold! He’s still in there.” I stand up, teetering on my left foot.

The fire reaches the front seat, shattering the side windows.

“We need to go now.” Larkin drags me away from the blaze.

“But Harold—”

“He’s already gone, Candy.”

We’ve known Harold all our lives. Leaving his body to burn in the woods doesn’t seem right.

“Where’s your phone?” I ask.

Larkin points at the limo. “Where’s yours?”

“In my purse in the limo.” I rub my hands together.

“Come on, looks like we’re walking.” Larkin puts an arm around my waist, pulling me away from the fire.

I swallow hard, limping through the snow while leaning heavily on my smaller cousin.

There’s another howl only this time it sounds as if the animal is getting closer.

Larkin stops.

“We should keep moving,” I say.

She takes several deep breaths. “We’re stuck in the woods on a full moon. We need to get our Buffy on.”

“This is so not the time for Buffy references,” I say, my head swimming.

Something is watching us. I have that feeling again.

“There is never not a time for Buffy references, especially when haunted forests with wolves are in play.”

“Come on, we have to go.” I wrap my arm tighter around Larkin’s shoulders, propelling us forward.

My coat only comes to my waist and my flats sink in the snow, leaving my bare legs to absorb the cold wind.

“I should have worn jeans,” I say.

“I’m telling you. The red leather jumpsuit would have been awesome. Like Little Red Riding Hood only—”

We stop suddenly. A wolf, brown-haired with gray spots, blocks our path.

In a low voice, I reply. “You had to say Little Red Riding Hood.”

“It’s not like I meant to conjure the Big Bad Wolf,” Larkin whispers back.

The animal inches closer, showing sharp teeth that make me cringe.

“Candy, it’s going to eat us,” Larkin whispers.

I don’t respond as my jaw unhinges. Several more wolves emerge from the woods, joining the first. They growl, snapping at us.

“What now?” My cousin squeezes my arm to the point of near numbness.

Every single wolf has their eyes trained on me. They’re staring at me in a weirdly human way.

“You should run, Larkin,” I whisper.

“Um, no. I can’t outrun a pack.”

“I don’t think it’s you they want.”

“What do you mean?”

“Look at their eyes!”

She studies them for a second. “Yeah, they’re looking at you like you’re a gourmet burger.”

“That’s why you should run and get help.”

“Candy, they’ll tear you apart.”

I don’t reply. There’s no reason for us both to die.


AUTHOR BIO:


Michelle Alstead is a single, divorced mom of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, who tries to promote autism awareness and advocate for gender equality while raising Sheldon Cooper and searching for some semblance of a love life.

Michelle's novels are frequently available for free on Amazon Kindle. Sign up for her email list to receive notifications. http://michellealstead.com/sign-up-for-our-email-list/

All of Michelle's adult novels take place in the same universe. Characters cross over between novels, which makes for a more interesting world.

One Last Try will be released Feb. 2018.

The Full Moon Series (four young adult supernatural stories) will be published in time for Halloween 2018.


{GIVEAWAY!}



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