Saturday, February 17, 2018

Book Spotlight on Love Game by Maggie Wells (GIVEAWAY)


Fans of sports romances will find themselves drawn to this exhilarating tale set in the college world where winning and losing isn’t always clear.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Love Game by Maggie Wells, with its combustible couple and unrelenting sexual tension, then add it to your bookshelf.  In honor of this first installment in the Love Games series make sure to fill out the form for the chance to win a copy of this book too!

These successful professionals may know something about sex...but discover they’re clueless about love.
She’s earned her position
Kate Snyder is at the top of her game. She scored her first national championship at Wolcott University in her undergrad days, and now she’s the coaching legend of the #1 college women’s basketball team. No one knows the meaning of the phrase “work your way up” better than Kate. So when the university hires a football coach trying to escape scandal—paying him a lot more than she earns—Kate is more than annoyed.
He just sailed into his
Danny McMillan had hoped for a smooth transition at Wolcott, but fiery Coach Snyder made that impossible. Every time he and Kate are in a room together, snark and sparks fly. Danny gets her frustration, but her pay grade isn’t his problem, right? When Kate and Danny finally see eye to eye, their sparks turn into something even hotter…and they need to figure out if this is more than just a game.

EXCERPT:

Kate yanked open her front door and almost dropped her beloved Tea-Rex mug as she stared bleary-eyed at the surprise addition to her front porch. An oversized shoe box sat on her Come back after basketball season doormat.
She toed the mystery box, then glanced from left to right, making sure no one lurked in the shrubs waiting to snap a picture of her bending over in stretched-loose gym shorts and faded T-shirt. The warm mug curled close to her chest, she squatted and flipped the lid off the box with one finger. Breath caught in her lungs, and she blinked in surprise.
The shoes nestled in the folds of tissue paper were a swirl of outlandishly obnoxious neon colors. So bright, mere humans would need a pinhole projector to view them properly. She fell in love on sight.
Come to me, my pretties, she whispered, setting her tea aside to draw the box closer. The tissue crinkled as she pushed it back. Where did you come from, huh? Shoe fairies? She touched one neon-orange lace and sighed. Are you looking for a good home? She peeked at the label on the box. Look at that. Just my size.”
Caffeine and nowhere-to-be-seen newspaper forgotten, she lowered the lid, gathered the box in her arms, and carried the precious foundlings inside.
Perched on the edge of the sofa, she stared at the prize in her lap. Her heart thrummed against her breastbone, and a giddy, bubbly rush of anticipation simmered in her veins. She couldnt remember the last time someone had given her a present, much less one this heart-trippingly perfect. She bit down on the tip of her tongue as she tossed the lid aside. A girly laugh of delight rushed past her lips the second she caught a glimpse of the shoes in the light.
Hooking her fingers under the laces, she plucked them from their tissue nest. The box fell to the floor unheeded as she gave the shoes an impetuous little hug. She knew it was silly but didnt really care. Let other women swoon over toothpick-heeled Jimmy Choos. She was a pushover for leather and mesh uppers with gel-filled insoles.
Setting one shoe aside, she gathered the tips of the laces to line them up. Her greedy gaze cataloged the number of eyelets and mapped the exact route shed take through the tongue flap. It wasnt until she reached for the second shoe that she noticed the words inked inside the box lid. The thick, bold slashes of black magic marker seemed harsh and sharply incongruous with the colorful gift.
Dinner? D
She stared at the message, the pricey shoe dangling from her fingertips and her heart lodged in her throat.
Danny.
She shook her head hard. No. It couldnt be.
Or could it?


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AUTHOR INFO:

By day, MAGGIE WELLS is buried in spreadsheets. At night she pens tales of people tangling up the sheets. The product of a charming rogue and a shameless flirt, you only have to scratch the surface of this mild-mannered married lady to find a naughty streak a mile wide. She has a passion for college football, processed cheese foods, and happy endings. Not necessarily in that order. She lives in Arkansas.


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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Book Cover Reveal for Love Again by Kelly Elliott


The older woman/younger man theme is a favorite of mine and is on erotic display in this decadently delightful romance.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Love Again by Kelly Elliott, then count down the days until this fourth installment in the Cowboys and Angels series hits bookshelves on April 17th!


Jonathon Turner is going to be the death of me.
Maybe not the death of me…but my panties for sure! They seem to disintegrate the moment he touches me. Looks at me. Smiles at me. Talks to me.
It’s more than physical. He’s breaking through an impenetrable wall.
There’s a problem though—he’s younger than me.
Six. Years. Younger.
Let’s not forget he’s also one of my brother’s best friends.
Oh, the other problem I forgot to mention...
I never wanted to fall in love again.
But you know what they say….never say never.




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AUTHOR INFO:

Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.
Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.
Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.
Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.
To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.

Book Cover Reveal for Drawn to Dark by Emma Tharp


A rockstar with a rocky past finds himself drawn to a woman who sees the man behind the facade in a romance that packs an emotional punch.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Drawn to Dark by Emma Tharp, along with a glimpse of this drool-worthy cover, then get ready to add this emotionally intense read to your bookshelf when it releases on February 27th!



Being a Rock God isn’t easy. Kingston Lawless has survived a lot of things – alcoholism, ultimate betrayal, and an ill sister only he can save. But Kingston is ready to get his life back on track.
When his path crosses with nurse Camilla Watts, he immediately knows she’s different than all the other women he’s met. Sweet, innocent, and she didn’t even know he’s famous. Could Cam give him the kind of life he wants?
Unable to deny their chemistry, Kingston and Cam start a whirlwind romance. But King’s past isn’t ready to let him go. Will their love be able to overcome the lies or will his dark past rip them apart?




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AUTHOR INFO:

Emma was raised in upstate NY. Being an only child, she spent a great deal of time alone dreaming up characters that would keep her company on long family road trips. Putting her writing on the back burner, she went to college and became a chiropractor. After spending 14 years healing patients, Emma decided—with the help of her amazingly supportive husband—to use the creative side of her brain and let her characters come to the page.
If she’s not writing, Emma can be found at the gym, one of her kids sporting events, Starbucks, or at a live music event.
A perfect day for Emma would be spent at her lake house with her husband, two ginger-haired children, and Vizsla, reading a book and drinking a large cup of coffee (or wine) with music playing in the background.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Book Tour for Cam Boy by Quinn Anderson (Review & GIVEAWAY)


A struggling young man tries to make a living in the adult entertainment world but finds an unexpected connection to a veteran star on his way to burnout in this fun and flirty m/m romance.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Cam Boy by Quinn Anderson, along with my impressions of it, then discover even more about it by visiting the other sites hosting this tour.  In honor of this third installment in the Murmur Inc series leave a comment below letting me know what intrigues you about this book’s premise for the chance to win a $10 Riptide Publishing GC too!

Their chemistry is undeniable, but he knows better than to mix business with pleasure.
After years of making minimum wage, twenty-one-year-old Josh Clemmons may have found his salvation. Murmur Inc., a local adult entertainment company, is hosting auditions for new performers, and Josh has been invited to try out. If he can make it as a porn star, he can kiss his money troubles goodbye.
Mike Harwood is a loud-and-proud professional adult entertainer. In the past three years, he’s starred in dozens of films, and he’s very good at what he does. But as focused as he’s been on work, he’s neglected everything else, including his love life. He’s so used to faking attraction, he can no longer tell when something real is staring him in the face.
Josh gets the job, but when porn fails to live up to the fantasy, he quits to do cam work instead. But he can’t stop thinking about the one scene he filmed, and the captivating man he filmed it with. Their chemistry is undeniable, but Mike knows better than to mix business with pleasure. Then again, with true love on the line, this unorthodox office romance may need a second take.

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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

The colorful cast of Murmur Inc is back to show that love IS possible in the world of adult entertainment.  When the new boy on the block finds himself drawn to the veteran star sparks fly in this romance that’s fun, flirty, with a bit of seriousness thrown in to fully invest readers in their bumpy road to HEA. From start to finish moments of sweetness and charm are balanced with real life issues related to the industry in a tale that kept me waiting with bated breath until the very end.

Josh Clemmons is young and a bit uncertain about what he wants to be when he grows up.  Being poor and tired of struggling to make ends meet has Josh looking for a career that will make him rich and when his porn obsession leads to an unexpected audition he jumps at the chance to be a star.  While his audition doesn’t go quite as he planned it’s the connection he feels for a veteran actor that really changes his life.  Real life issues soon war with the hearts and flowers of romance in a journey that’s sometimes frustrating but always realistic as I rooted for them every step of the way.  Josh is larger than life, a bundle of energy and poor decisions, but I was still utterly charmed by him. He was like a puppy at times, eager to please and quick to be hurt by criticism.  He was quick to jump, allowed himself to act before he thought, but when it comes to feelings and honesty he wears his heart on his sleeve.  Though Josh’s life has been tough and he’s gotten a few bruises along the way he still picks himself up and rolls with the punches which made me like him all the more.

Mike Harwood had an equally tough upbringing because of his looks and his bisexuality, but with his success in the adult entertainment world he’s the one now laughing all the way to the bank.  It’s been three years of making a name for himself, three years of going through the motions like a pro, but lately it’s all starting to feel fake.  He’s become jaded, frustrated, and is also looking towards a life away from the business.  The moment he meets Josh though his life changes irrevocably as he becomes a mentor...and eventually more.  Helping Josh becomes his mission, feeding off his energy becomes his addiction, in a relationship that takes a unique path to HEA.  Mike’s a bit cold when readers first meet him, his annoyance on full display.  The moment he meets Josh though a softer side emerges, a more protective side that has him making decisions he never thought he’d make before.  Being with Josh made Mike more personable, more charming, and by the turn of the final page I couldn’t picture them with anyone else.

This was an entertaining story set in the fascinating world of adult entertainment.  Ms. Anderson vividly depicted this sensual world with all its good and bad realities, nothing was sugarcoated, and I became quickly immersed in the lives of this unlikely little family.  Though I liked Josh there were times that his melodramatic ways got a bit annoying.  His naivete was also frustrating and had me constantly worrying for his safety as he first entered the adult entertainment world.  Mike’s protective ways were much appreciated and a solid foundation for their burgeoning relationship.  There was a lot of sensuality surrounding this story but not as many actual encounters as you’d think considering the setting.  On a whole there’s a nice balance of sexiness and sweet romance that allows Josh and Mike to get to know each other after Josh’s initial audition, allows them to create a romance worth rooting for.  Ultimately the Murmur Inc series is immensely likable with a unique setting and colorful characters that has me counting down the days until the next installment hits bookshelves.

My rating for this is a B.

*I got this book from NetGalley for review in exchange for my honest opinion.

*****LEARN MORE ABOUT MURMUR INC*****


Murmur Inc.—one of L.A.’s premier adult entertainment companies—prides itself on delivering sex that’s not only hot but high-quality. For decades, they’ve been delighting their rabid fanbase with porn with actual plots, rich fantasies, and stars that boast both good looks and business savvy. And above all else, they employ beautiful people of every shape, size, color, and orientation.
There’s no shortage of talent wandering Murmur Inc’s halls, and oddly enough, no shortage of romance simmering behind the scenes. Murmur Inc. takes mixing business with pleasure to new levels. Want an inside look at the personal lives of Murmur Inc’s hottest stars? No subscription necessary.



AUTHOR INFO:

Quinn Anderson is an alumna of the University of Dublin in Ireland and has a master’s degree in psychology. She wrote her dissertation on sexuality in popular literature and continues to explore evolving themes in erotica in her professional life.
A nerd extraordinaire, she was raised on an unhealthy diet of video games, anime, pop culture, and comics from infancy. Her girlfriend swears her sense of humor is just one big Joss Whedon reference. She stays true to her nerd roots in writing and in life, and frequently draws inspiration from her many fandoms, which include Yuri on Ice, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Buffy, and more. Growing up, while most of her friends were fighting evil by moonlight, Anderson was kamehameha-ing her way through all the shounen anime she could get her hands on. You will often find her interacting with fellow fans online and offline via conventions and Tumblr, and she is happy to talk about anything from nerd life to writing tips. She has attended conventions on three separate continents and now considers herself a career geek. She advises anyone who attends pop culture events in the UK to watch out for Weeping Angels, as they are everywhere. If you’re at an event, and you see a 6’2” redhead wandering around with a vague look on her face, that’s probably her.
Her favorite authors include J.K. Rowling, Gail Carson Levine, Libba Bray, and Tamora Pierce. When she’s not writing, she enjoys traveling, cooking, spending too much time on the internet, playing fetch with her cat, screwing the rules, watching Markiplier play games she’s too scared to play herself, and catching ’em all.


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-Winner will be chosen randomly from each valid comment left.
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HAPPY VALENTINES’S DAY!


Wishing everyone a very Happy Valentine’s Day!  To those who are duos, grab a romance novel and make what’s in the pages a reality.  To those who are single...rejoice!  It’s a night to hang out with friends who are there through thick and thin, as well as through dates who’ve come and gone.  No matter how you plan on celebrating though, spread love and friendship as the world’s a tough place at times and we all need to know we matter!