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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

✯BOOK BLITZ:✯ Fire by J.A. Huss & Johnathan McClain {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}





Fire by J.A. Huss & Johnathan McClain

Release Date: April 17th 2018 by Science Future Press
Genres: Romantic Suspense

Payback is owed.

And Maddie Clayton is going to collect. This time Carlos and Logan have gone too far. People are dead, lives have been changed, and she’s had enough. Plus, she’s got the Devil on her side, so when an enemy turns into a friend with an idea of how to take Carlos down, she’s in.

Tyler Morgan has been fighting back his whole adult life. He’s ready for anything when it comes to payback. But endangering Maddie can’t be part of the deal. Unfortunately for him, once Maddie gets an idea in her head, there’s no stopping her.

Her debt has been paid in blood and she wants revenge.

His fight is still there, but now he’s got more at stake than himself.

The end is coming.

But even if they win against Carlos, they can still lose each other.





{EXCERPT}

TYLER

I roll our interlaced fingers over so that I can see the back of her hand. It’s strong, but delicate. Long fingers and white skin. Veins that tense with the clench of her grip. Freckles. Just a few light, faint, perfect freckles.

I have the same thought I had the other day. That I want to learn her. Her body. Every millimeter of her. I want it burned into my brain. I want to imprint her into my memory before she goes. I want to study her. I want to have a PhD in Maddie Clayton.

I let go of her hand and stand up, turn to face her and then kneel down.

“What are you doing?” she asks.

I don’t say anything. She’s not wearing shoes, so I start tugging at the toes of her socks and she giggles as I work them off her legs and then hold her precious feet in my hands, examining them. I stroke the bones that run along the top, ending at the tips of her toes, and I kiss each toe one by one.

I turn them over to inspect the scar I found the other day, and I give it a kiss. Then I spread her legs and slide in between them, popping my head up to give her a kiss on the lips, before I unbutton her jeans and draw down the zipper. She leans back, propping herself on her elbows, and shimmies her hips as I pull her pants down. They’re so tight on her, so fitted, that they draw her underwear along with them as I pull, and then the pants are off her body and on the floor, and her bare calves, and knees, and thighs, and pussy are there for me to explore.

Still leaning back on her elbows, she tilts her head to the side, presses her lips together in a tight smile, and raises her eyebrows at me.

I lift one of her legs and place my face right next to it. Like an archaeologist exploring the contours of a priceless, ancient artifact.

Her smell. Her smell will be the thing that I know I will hold onto most. It’s always been that way for me. Smell is the most potent sense I have when it comes to triggering memories. When I smell cinnamon, I remember my mom. Because she was baking when she collapsed that last time after chemo. And so that’s the smell I choose to associate with my final memory of her, as opposed to the antiseptic smell of the hospital. Because that wasn’t her anymore anyway. Mom stayed in the kitchen. Only the shell of her stuck around for a couple weeks more in the hospital bed.

Anyway.

Right now, Maddie smells like freshly cut grass. She’s been packing and getting ready to leave all day, and it’s been weirdly warm of late, so she’s a little sweaty. And that smell—that pungent, dense, round smell of sweat on her skin that fills my nostrils—reminds me of summer. Which I love. Because I suppose that means that for the rest of my life, there’ll be an entire season where every day all I’ll be able to think about is her. Even though I don’t imagine needing a lot of prompts to steer my thoughts in her direction.

As I stroke my fingers along her leg, kissing as I go, and drinking in her scent with every breath, she drops down from her elbows, letting herself lie flat on her back, her legs dangling off the side of the bed. She traces her fingers up and down the line of her stomach, pushing her t-shirt up to the curve of her breasts as I continue my survey of her flesh.

I’m discovering things. Things that no one else on earth besides me will know.

Her right calf appears just infinitesimally stronger than her left. Her left knee is the teeniest bit knobbier than her right. And when I kiss her behind either of her knees, she shudders through her stomach, causing her toes to crinkle.

As I pass the bend in her knee, I draw my nose along the inside of her thigh. She wriggles a teeny bit as my beard moves along her soft skin. And then my mouth is right at the brink of her entrance. I take my thumb and run it along the pink folds and she lets out a “mmmmm.” I tilt my head, studying my fingers as they massage her tender skin, and take note of what sound each gesture evokes from her.

Kissing tenderly on her opening causes her to growl from somewhere deep inside her throat. So I do. I kiss, and I let my warm breath signal my presence, but I don’t want to penetrate her. Not this way. If she wants me to be inside her, I will happily oblige, but for now I just want to be here with her and hold her close.

And I will.

And I will hold her close in my thoughts every second that she’s gone.

But more importantly...

I will hold her in my heart.




AUTHOR BIO:

Two accomplished writers come together to create unforgettable sexy romance. JA Huss is the New York Times bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today bestsellers list eighteen times. Johnathan McClain is a veteran actor and writer whose work, either performed or written, is probably airing on at least one of the channels on your television right now. You can contact them on their website www.hussmcclain.com or find them at their social links below.

STALK JULIE


STALK JOHNATHAN



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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

🌟 Freebie Tuesday (Edition #219) 🌟



Happy Tuesday! 

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! 


Darkness Awakened
by Stephanie Rowe
Release Date: March 13th 2012
Series: Order of the Blade #1
Pages: 449
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter, Facebook


The Calydons are a race of ancient immortals cursed with a dark side. Each Calydon is destined to meet his soul mate, to be so drawn to her that he is unable to resist bonding with her through the rituals of his race...

...but their destiny is to destroy each other and all they care about the moment their bond is complete.

Quinn Masters will stop at nothing to rescue his rogue teammate. To save his blood brother and ensure his brand of justice triumphs, Quinn will break every rule of his kind and partner with the sensuous, courageous woman destined to be his ultimate destruction.

Haunted by a brutal past, Illusionist Grace Matthews will risk everything to save her kidnapped sister, including putting her life in the sinfully capable hands of an immortal warrior whose ravaging kisses and intense passion propel her ruthlessly toward a fateful destiny she can't afford to believe in.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)


      


A Throne for Sisters
by Morgan Rice
Release Date: October 6th 2017
Series: A Throne for Sisters #1
Pages: 186
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Author's Links: Goodreads. Website, Twitter


In A THRONE FOR SISTERS (Book one), Sophia, 17, and her younger sister Kate, 15, are desperate to leave their horrific orphanage. Orphans, unwanted and unloved, they nonetheless dream of coming of age elsewhere, of finding a better life, even if that means living on the streets of the brutal city of Ashton.

Sophia and Kate, also best friends, have each other’s backs—and yet they want different things from life. Sophia, a romantic, more elegant, dreams of entering court and finding a noble to fall in love with. Kate, a fighter, dreams of mastering the sword, of battling dragons, and becoming a warrior. They are both united, though, by their secret, paranormal power to read other’s minds, their only saving grace in a world that seems bent to destroy them.

As they each embark on a quest and adventure their own ways, they struggle to survive. Faced with choices neither can imagine, their choices may propel them to the highest power—or plunge them to the lowest depths.

A THRONE FOR SISTERS is the first book in a dazzling new fantasy series rife with love, heartbreak, tragedy, action, magic, sorcery, fate and heart-pounding suspense. A page turner, it is filled with characters that will make you fall in love, and a world you will never forget.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)


    

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✯RELEASE DAY BLITZ:✯ My Kinda Player by Lacey Black {REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!}




My Kinda Player by Lacey Black

Release Date: April 17th 2018
Pages: 310
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Sports


AJ Summer witnessed four of her sisters fall in love and settle down. But not her. She’s stuck in a rut, destined to spend the rest of her life watching from the dugout, kissing frogs. Then one night, she meets a mysterious stranger, who makes her feel alive and realize she’s not as broken as she thought–until she wakes up alone.

Sawyer Randall lost everything in a split-second when a game-winning play resulted in a career-ending injury. Looking for a fresh start, he settles into the cozy beach town of Jupiter Bay. A chance meeting with a gorgeous woman leaves him restless and anxious for something he swore he’d never want again–love.

But sometimes Prince Charming isn’t who he seems. What happens when circumstances are misleading? Will their love be strong enough to see them through unscathed? Or will AJ be played by the player?

*Though part of a series, this book can be read as a standalone. It is intended for those 18 and over due to graphic language, descriptive sex, and the world’s most inappropriate grandparents.





My Review:

Not having read any of the previous books in the Summer Sisters series, I didn’t know what to expect in terms of the family dynamics and how this books was going to play out. Needless to say, I was really impressed with how well Lacey Black executed this book. My Kinda Player was such an entertaining and romantic that will make you wanting for more.

From the start we get to meet AJ Summer, an eight grade math teacher who is getting ready to get back to work after having a good summer with her sisters. There is a tradition that keep the six sisters closer and that is that on the first Saturday of each month one of them has to plan something different each time they meet. This gives them time to catch up with each other and learn what’s new in their lives. They tell each other everything which makes their bond that much stronger and they all know about the very brief summer fling that AJ had with a sexy stranger that she met at a bar. She was taken by his blue eyes and chemistry, but the minute they go to his hotel things turn differently than what she had expected. AJ woke up the next morning with him gone and she decides to forget about him. Little did she know that the next day she was going to stumble across the stranger at her school claiming to be the new PE teacher. With every reason now to stay away from him and keep things professional, there is something about Sawyer that keeps her coming back to him and that could end up hurting her in the end.

Sawyer Randall never expected to go back to Virginia after having lived in Texas for a while, but his life has taken a different turn and now he is ready to make a change. After hurting himself at a baseball game, Sawyer had to endure all the months in rehab and surgeries that ultimately ended his career as a pro baseball player. Wanting to get away from the spotlight, he decided to go back to Virginia and start a new job (though he has no need for one due to all those years playing pro). Now Sawyer is the new PE teacher and baseball coach at a local junior high and he is loving every minute of it. What he wasn’t expecting to meet again is AJ and to his surprise they both work at the same place now. He remembers her very well and the immediate attraction that he had towards her makes him want to be with her again. His career as a baseball player might have ended, but he is not about to let her go without given them a chance.

I very much liked the chemistry that the two characters have throughout the book. Family is important in the story and as the two meet each other’s family they start to get even closer. AJ’s family is huge as we get to learn more about her hilarious grandparents and sisters. We get to also learn more about Sawyer and AJ’s past. It’s evident that both of them have been hurt and as they start a new life they start to realize just how perfect they are for each other. What I really loved about Sawyer was the cute notes that he would leave on AJ’s desk every morning. He is a total romantic who knows how to woo a woman. The ending was sweet and well set. The author did a great job trying the ending with the epilogue that gives us clues on what’s to come in the series. I highly recommend reading My Kinda Player, it will not disappoint!:)

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


My Rating:


{EXCERPT}

“Are you blind?! What kinda call was that?” AJ hollers at the ump behind home plate while the crowd around us boos and screams their frustration at the horrible call.

“Dude, your girl is vicious. Remind me not to get on her bad side,” Dylan mumbles to me as we watch AJ rant at the umpire.

“No shit,” I reply, shocked that such harsh words just came from my sweet little schoolteacher’s mouth. “It’s kinda hot, though.”

“Definitely,” my brother replies quietly. “Did you see how many hotdogs she ate?”

“More than you.”

“More than you and me combined, bro. A woman who looks like that, talks like a sailor, and can hold her own in a hotdog eating contest? Marry her, dude.”

I snort in reply, merely because I’m afraid if I open up my mouth right now, I might actually propose. If I was falling in love with this woman before today, well, seeing her in my element, trash talking, and burping warm beer has pretty much sealed the deal for me. There’s no doubt in my mind that I’ve fallen head over heels in love with AJ Summer.

“Can you believe that call? What kinda horseshit is that? A blind monkey humping a football could have seen the tag! He was out by a mile,” she seethes, her eyes burning with fire and passion.

“I saw,” I tell her, wrapping my arm around her shoulders and pulling her into my side. “Horrible call.”

“The worst,” she grumbles.

“You’re scaring the big burly guys behind us, honey,” I tease.

She glances over her shoulder at my words. “You mean Bill and Tom? Shit, who do you think taught me those bad words?” she asks, making me laugh. “They really appreciated the autographs, though,” she adds. As soon as the Rangers fans sat down behind us before the game started, they recognized me and started chatting. I signed a few autographs for them and a handful for others in the vicinity.



About Lacey Black:

Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves watching NASCAR races, shooting guns, and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.

Lacey’s debut novel, Trust Me, was released in August 2014 and has been an Amazon Bestseller twice for Free e-books, as well as #1 for Contemporary Romance. All of the Rivers Edge books have been bestsellers in the Romance and Contemporary Romance categories.


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Monday, April 16, 2018

✯RELEASE DAY LAUNCH:✯ Come As You Are by Lauren Blakely {REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!}





Come As You Are by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: April 16th 2018 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing 
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

I couldn’t have scripted a more perfect night.

For one fantastic evening, at a masquerade party in the heart of Manhattan, I’m not the millionaire everyone wants a piece of. Fine—multimillionaire. But who’s counting all those commas? Not me, and not the most intriguing woman I've ever met, who happens to like dancing, witty banter, and hot, passionate up-against-the-wall sex as much as I do.

There's no need for names or business cards. And that’s why I’m eager to get to know her more, since my mystery woman seems to like me for me, rather than for my huge…bank account.

Everything’s coming up aces. Until the next day when things get a little complicated. (Newsflash — a lot complicated.)

***

He's charming, brilliant, an incredible lover, and right now I want to stab fate in the eyeballs.

I've had one goal I've been working toward, and lo and behold, my mystery man is the very person who stands between me and my dream job. A job I desperately need since my hard-knock life has nothing in common with his star-kissed one.

But it’s time to put that fairytale night behind me, and focus on learning what makes him tick. Too bad it turns out his quirks are my quirks, and his love affair with New York matches mine.

And as we spend our days together, I discover something else that feels like a cruel twist of fate — I’m falling for this naughty prince charming, and that’s not an ending I can write to our story. 




My Review:

This is slowly becoming Lauren Blakely’s year! From the beautiful Parisian love story in Wanderlust to Come As You Are, Blakely manages to deliver yet another great read perfect for those that are love romance and a sense of adventure.

In the story we get to meet Flynn Parker, a high-tech CEO who has founded one of the most successful tech start-ups of all time and sold it for millions. This has earned him the reputation of being a true visionary and is now a key player in the technology industry. Although he is smart and very wealthy, his good looks always attract the wrong attention and he wants someone to like him as he is and not because of his bank account. With his new project, launching very soon Flynn is doing a lot of press and an interview with Up Next, a coveted magazine, is supposed to help push his project to a successful start. But when his company throws a masquerade ball, Flynn is immediately enchanted by the angel he sees before him at the bar. They flirt and dance the night away, but the sexual tension between them is so intense that they end up having sex at the library. Neither of them expected to see each other after that, but in a sudden change of events everything changes the next day when Flynn finds out that the angel he met the previous night is non other than Sabrina Granger, the one who is supposed to interview him for the Up Next feature. It quickly becomes apparent that they can’t longer pursue anything beyond a working relationship, no matter what they feel about each other, but the longer they spend together the more he starts to realize just how much he wants to be with Sabrina. With their careers on the line, they’ll have to decide if pursuing a relationship is worth it or not.

Sabrina Granger hasn’t had the best of luck recently, after losing her job at newspaper and her ex-fiancee, she doesn’t know what she is going to do next. When her friend invites her to a masquerade ball she is skeptical, but willing to have fun at least for one night (and she manages to create the perfect costume for it). Without caring for anything else, she flirts with the handsome stranger who seems to not get enough of her and she lets herself be free for one night. She is so used to been in charge of her family and working that she doesn’t really have much time for herself. When she manages to submit her best work to Up Next, she never expected them to call back wanting to work with her on a feature with non other than Flynn Parker. Although they didn’t exchange names when they met, she recognizes him right away when they meet the following day. Now they work together and she must put her feelings aside in order to get work done. She puts her career first over anything else, and she is not about to let Flynn damage it in any kind of way. But as the two learn about their love for New York, they set out to find the many hidden gems that the city has to offer and in return they start to fall for each other. Sabrina will have to make a choice, one that could end their relationship in the end.

I absolutely loved reading Came As You Are, it was witty and romantic! In Wanderlust, Lauren focused on all things France and in this book we get to explore New York. There were a lot of things that I liked about the characters, Flynn is caring and wicked smart. There was a scene in the book where he explained the Fibonacci sequence to Sabrina using a pineapple and it was cute. He has a tender spot for his baby niece, Zoey, and the interactions with his siblings were fun to read. He has been used in the past and doesn’t trust easily. Flynn knows that he might be wealthy, but it has taken a lot of work to get to where he is and he is not about to let anyone hurt him again. Meeting Sabrina at the ball has definitely made things interesting for him. He slowly lets his walls down when he is with her exploring the city and a romance starts to blossom. On the other hand, Sabrina is such a hard worker and witty. She is creative when it comes to her writing and her love for fashion. She loves to create her own outfits and is not scare to show who she is. In the story we get to learn more about why she wants her career to work out over anything else and it truly makes her that much more relatable. There is never an issue with Blakely’s writing style, she always manages to create a descriptive story to the very end and that’s what I loved about it the most. We do get both of the character’s POVs in the story which made it that much more enjoyable to read. The ending will leave you swooning and rooting for the characters. I will highly recommend reading this book and any others by the author, you will not be disappointed it! :)

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

My Rating:


{EXCERPT}

~FLYNN~

The door crawls shut.

Inch by inch.

A slow-mo door.

I have no patience for its theatrics. I kick it shut, eager for the next part of the evening to begin.

Her laughter sounds across the library and echoes off its dark wood shelves bursting with books. A leather couch takes center stage, flanked by a mahogany table.

“Are you in a rush to read something?” she asks coyly.

Her voice turns me on. It’s like bourbon and honey. A little throaty and husky, but with sweet undertones. Funny, how when you can’t see someone’s face—at least not all of it—your other senses heighten. Your ears work harder, homing in on the voice, or you zoom in on the eyes. Hers are warm hazel with flecks of bronze and green.

“Why, yes, I was looking for a particular book.” I stroll to the bookshelf along one wall, running my fingers across the spines, from old hardcovers like Tess of the d’Urbervilles to modern thrillers from the likes of Clive Cussler to non-fiction reads on the habits of highly effective people. “I thought if you wanted to go to the library you’d want to read. Naturally.”

“Of course. Read me a story. A bedtime story.” She leans against the wall next to a writing desk with a green lamp on it, the kind that has one of those chains you pull down to turn it on. She goes with the moment, and this night seems like role-play with her. I half want to understand who she is. But in a way, I’d rather experience everything she seems to want to give. Her body. Her mouth. Her mind. Whoever she is here in the library is as real as whoever she is behind the mask. My mission is to make sure she gets everything she wants.

I grab the nearest book and crack it open. It’s a James Patterson. “Once upon a time, there was a woman at a party who wanted to be kissed,” I say, walking to her, the pages open.

The angel raises her hands to her hair and sweeps off the headband that holds her halo. She tosses it to the desk. “That sounds like a very scintillating tale.”


About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 90 times, and she's sold more than 2.5 million books. In April she'll release COME AS YOU ARE, a sexy new standalone romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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✯RELEASE BLITZ!✯ One Wild Night by A.L. Jackson and Rebecca Shea


One Wild Night

A flirty, sexy contemporary romance from bestselling authors, A.L. Jackson and Rebecca Shea . . .



One Wild Night by A.L. Jackson and Rebecca Shea

Release Date: April 16th 2018
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

A flirty, sexy contemporary romance from bestselling authors, A.L. Jackson and Rebecca Shea . . .

Kaylee Rose Burton, kindergarten teacher, has never been a believer in fantasies.

Living in L.A. her entire life, she knows the glitz and glam of Hollywood is just an illusion.

That is until she stumbles head first into the arms of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor.

It was just another day for Paxton Myles on the red carpet until the blue-eyed beauty literally stumbles at his feet.

A single glimpse in her innocent eyes and he knows he has to have her.

After one night of unbridled passion, Kaylee slips away to live her quiet life, but the paparazzi has other ideas.

When Kaylee’s world comes crashing down, can Paxton convince her that their one wild night could turn into forever?


Purchase: Amazon



A.L. Jackson and Rebecca Shea are bestselling authors residing in Arizona. After being writing partners for five years, it only made sense that they'd put their minds together to bring their readers something fun, flirty, and sexy.

Connect with A.L.

Newsletter, Facebook, Reader Group, Amazon, Bookhub, Twitter: @aljacksonauthor, Instagram: @aljacksonauthor, Snapchat: @aljacksonauthor

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Newsletter, Facebook, Reader Group, Amazon, Bookhub, Twitter: @beccasheaauthor, Instagram: @beccasheaauthor

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