Sunday, June 26, 2016

Shadow Rider (Shadow #1) by Christine Feehan



Blurb:
Whether it’s fast cars or fast women, Stefano Ferraro gets what he wants. When he’s not fodder for the paparazzi, he commands Ferraro family businesses—both legitimate and illegitimate.

While their criminal activity is simply a rumor yet to be proven, no one knows the real truth. The Ferraros are a family of shadow riders capable of manipulating light and dark, an ability Stefano thought ran in his family alone—until now…

With little left to her name, Francesca Cappello has come to Chicago in hopes of a new life. She wasn’t expecting to attract the attention of a man with primal hunger in his eyes, driven to claim her as his to protect and to please. And if he discovers her secret, it could ruin her...
 

My review:
Christine Feehan has created a new series that is sure to hook you, drag you in and make you beg for more. Shadow Rider is the first of this new series and introduces you to the Ferraro family. These are not nice guys. They ride the shadows and right the wrongs the cops and the courts can’t.
Francesca Cappello is on the run hiding from the psycho who killed her sister and is bent on ruining her life. Stefano Ferraro is fierce and a bit scary but he makes Francesca feel safe; something she hasn’t felt in a long time. Between the chemistry and the fear these two manage to find hope in a dark world.
Written as only Christine Feehan can this book will drag you in and force you to keep reading till the end. A terrific start to a new series in a complex world.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Ramping Up (Mavrick Allstars #1) by Zoe Dawson




Blurb:
The world of extreme sports just got a little steamier! Zoe Dawson’s pulse-pounding, emotional series follows the wily young female agents of Mavrick Allstars as they chase their dreams—and meet the chiseled athletes who make them come true.

Helena “Lena” Mavrick is ready to prove that she can play with the big boys. Working at her father’s internationally renowned agency, Mavrick Allstars, Lena sets her sights on one of the most coveted phenoms out there: a twenty-four-year-old surfer caught ripping it in a viral skateboarding video. Signing him would be a huge win—and his marketing appeal isn’t the only thing that makes Lena’s heart skip a beat. Trouble is, fraternizing with the client is against company policy.

Professional surfer Gunner Smith lives under the absolute control of his coach—until he takes the ultimate risk and starts over as a skateboarder. Gunner swore he wouldn’t give up his freedom again, but Lena’s out-of-the-blue offer makes him think long and hard. She’s smart, she’s bold, she’s got sponsors lined up around the corner—plus she’s drop-dead gorgeous. He’s just not sure his coach will let him get away that easily, because he’s not just Gunner’s coach, he’s also his father.

Gunner is used to hiding his tortured past. But when his steamy affair with Lena threatens their future, he must decide whether he will sacrifice everything for the woman who’s stolen his heart.

My review:
Ramping Up is a sports romance with a twist or two. Bad boy Gunner Smith has had enough! Enough of his life as a professional surfer, enough of dealing with his abusive alcoholic father, and now his sleazy agent has dropped him because he lost a sponsor. ENOUGH! Gunner takes his frustrations out at the skateboard park and is secretly filmed. When one door closes another opens the video goes viral and catches the attention of Helena Mavrick of Mavrick Allstars Agency. She makes it her mission to represent Gunner and turn him into a skateboarding star.  And this is where the story begins.
Told with a sense of humor this sometimes angsty tale is sweet and sexy read. Gunner is a hot troubled young man with a heart of gold. Helena is smart, driven and she too has a heart of gold, When these two meet magic happens.  But the road to happiness is paved with obstacles that these two will have to overcome. I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to more in this series.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Archangel’s Heart cover reveal



Archangel’s Heart is the 9th book in the
Guild Hunter series

Archangel’s Heart releases November 1st!
Now Available for Pre-order HERE: http://bit.ly/28P4Qel


Blurb

One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to Sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territory.

Accompanying her archangelic lover Raphael to the Luminata compound, guild hunter-turned-angel Elena senses that all is not as it seems. Secrets echo from within the stone walls of the compound, and the deeper Elena goes, the uglier the darkness. But neither Raphael nor Elena is ready for the brutal truths hidden within—truths that will change everything Elena thinks she knows about who she is…

Nothing will ever be the same again.




Author Information
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Nalini Singh is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling, Guild Hunter, and Rock Kiss series. She lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing.

If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts and free short stories on her website. Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. The Rock Kiss books are all stand alone and can be read in any order.


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Heartbreakers and Heroes by Virginia Nelson , Jennie Marts ,Carmen Falcone , Veronica Forand ,Codi Gary , Christine Glover , T.J. Kline , Jodi Linton , Sharla Lovelace, Michelle Major , Hayson Manning, Heather Long

Heartbreakers and Heroes by Virginia Nelson , Jennie Marts ,Carmen Falcone , Veronica Forand ,Codi Gary , Christine Glover , T.J. Kline , Jodi Linton  , Sharla Lovelace, Michelle Major , Hayson Manning, Heather Long



Blurb:
Get your hands on TWELVE sexy HEARTBREAKERS AND HEROES, a brotherhood bound by their troubled youth. A tragedy reminds them of the mentor who taught them all the rules to become a man. But some of them haven't been following the rules...


These TWELVE new novellas from USA Today bestsellers and your favorite contemporary authors are sure get your pulse racing and heart pounding.

HIDING WITH THE HEARTBREAKER by USA Today bestseller by Virginia Nelson 
Rule: Protect the innocent.
Making people laugh for a living is easy, but when a beautiful stranger needs Aloysius Sutton's help, he has to find a way to become Jude's hero.

HOW TO UNBREAK A HEART by USA Today bestseller Jennie Marts
Rule: If you love her, don't let her go.
Solitary cowboy, Trip Turner finally has a chance to correct the mistakes he made when he let the woman he loved walk out of his life twelve years ago. But now that Bre Wilson is back, will he be able to unbreak her heart?

SECOND CHANCE HERO by Michelle Major
Rule: A real man doesn't build himself up by tearing someone else down.
Travis Jackson might not be the white knight Hailey Moore needs, but he'll risk his future to win her heart.

HOMETOWN HEARTBREAKER by Heather Long
Rule: A real man always puts his best foot forward.
Zeke always planned to steal her heart, but she left him on base. It’s the bottom of the ninth, and Charity is up to bat. Can she tell her two-all stars the truth or will a foul end her best chance?


HERO IN DISGUISE by Sharla Lovelace
Rule: A real man doesn't buy respect, he earns it.
Billionaire playboy Jake Jericho thinks he has it all, until one phone call reminds him otherwise. Can one week in disguise reform this trust fund playboy, or will his deception destroy the only real love he's ever known?

HER HEARTBREAKER BOSS by Carmen Falcone
Rule: Never leave your woman unsatisfied.
Can Stefano and Roxie resist the heat flaring between them or will working together force them to face their rocky past and give them the happily ever after they deserve?

HOW TO BE A HEARTBREAKER by Codi Gary
Rule: A real man never kisses and tells.
When an A list actor returns to his hometown, old wounds and fresh gossip emerge... along with a second chance at love, if he's brave enough to stick around.

REFORMING THE HEARTBREAKER by Christine Glover
Rule: A real man never breaks a woman's heart.
Can Olympic mountain bike champion Ryder Bennett and his public relations rep Addison Carrington keep things professional between them this time around, or will they risk a sexy scandal for a chance at love?

HER UNWANTED HERO by Veronica Forand
Rule: A real man always helps someone in need... he may be the only one who does.
A disenchanted police officer must choose between keeping a woman's affection or keeping her alive.

ONCE A HEARTBREAKER by T.J. Kline
Rule: A real man never lies, especially to a woman.
Ty Preston ran out on the woman he loved twelve years ago, but now he's back to prove he's a changed man. However, Rayne can't risk getting her heart broken by the cowboy again.

MAKE MINE A HEARTBREAKER by Jodi Linton
Rule: A real man never falls for his friend's sister... ever.
She's about to change this playboy's rule book.

TUTORING THE HEARTBREAKER TO LOVE by Hayson Manning
Rule: A real man never touches the hired help.
Can Savannah teach serial heartbreaker Walker to be domesticated in ten days and convince them that maybe they can have s shot at a 'them' or can Walker convince Savannah there can be a 'them' on his terms only?

My review:

Sit back and enjoy these 12 loosely connected fun and sexy stories of men who have a code of honor and live by a list of rules learned at the foot of a man who took them in, listened to them, gave them an opportunity to become the men they are now.

HIDING WITH THE HEARTBREAKER by USA Today bestseller by Virginia Nelson 
Rule: Protect the innocent. 
Al has to choose whether it is more important to protect the girl or his heart.

HOW TO UNBREAK A HEART by USA Today bestseller Jennie Marts
Rule: If you love her, don't let her go.
This story about broke my heart.  Break out the tissues.

SECOND CHANCE HERO by Michelle Major
Rule: A real man doesn't build himself up by tearing someone else down.
A fun story of the common sense girl taking on the boss, who hardly remembers the rules. But for Hailey he may have to blow the dust off and remember who he could be.

HOMETOWN HEARTBREAKER by Heather Long
Rule: A real man always puts his best foot forward.
A true second chance romance. He never stopped loving her even when she sent him away. She has a reminder of the love they once shared in the person of the daughter he didn’t know was his. She sent him off to chase his dreams but now he is back and isn’t taking no for an answer. Sweet, sexy fun.

HERO IN DISGUISE by Sharla Lovelace
Rule: A real man doesn't buy respect, he earns it.
Rich boy Jake Jericho has grown into a billionaire playboy who has sloughed off his responsibilities but for Harper he may have to become the man he was always meant to be.

HER HEARTBREAKER BOSS by Carmen Falcone
Rule: Never leave your woman unsatisfied.
Stefano has a long way to go to prove to Roxie that he can be the man for her. But it was a blast watching him sneak into her heart.

HOW TO BE A HEARTBREAKER by Codi Gary
Rule: A real man never kisses and tells.
Bash left town as if his ass was on fire never thinking about the girl he’d deflowered. He is successful now and back in town and has the fight of his life on his hands if he wants to get up close and personal with Ashlynn Marks again. Fun second chance romance. I love Bernie the dog.

REFORMING THE HEARTBREAKER by Christine Glover
Rule: A real man never breaks a woman's heart.
Ryder puts all his energy into being an Olympic class cyclist. He is going to need to remember every rule when dealing with PR specialist Addison Carrington. Fun interplay between the characters.

HER UNWANTED HERO by Veronica Forand
Rule: A real man always helps someone in need... he may be the only one who does.
Police Sergeant Griffin Alexander has issues stemming from growing up in an abusive home so when the woman he has worshiped from afar has similar issues he has to keep his wits about him before someone gets hurt. This story almost ripped out my heart.  More tissues.

ONCE A HEARTBREAKER by T.J. Kline
Rule: A real man never lies, especially to a woman.
Ty left 12 years ago but now he is back and he wants Rayne back but he taught her she can’t trust a man. It is going to take some serious groveling. Fun to watch.

MAKE MINE A HEARTBREAKER by Jodi Linton
Rule: A real man never falls for his friend's sister... ever.
Laugh out loud funny.

TUTORING THE HEARTBREAKER TO LOVE by Hayson Manning
Rule: A real man never touches the hired help.
Walker may have shaken the dirt from his boots and become a successful businessman but he is still allowing his past to rule his future. He doesn’t believe in love or relationships until he almost lets the best thing he has every had slip away. 

These stories will make you laugh and cry and think. I heartily recommend.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Pursuit (Fox and O'Hare #5) by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg



Blurb:
Janet Evanovich, author of the blockbuster Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, writer for the Monk television show, team up once again for the fifth book in their rollicking, New York Times bestselling Fox and O’Hare series!

Nicolas Fox, international con man, thief, and one of the top ten fugitives on the FBI’s most-wanted list, has been kidnapped from a beachfront retreat in Hawaii. What the kidnapper doesn’t know is that Nick Fox has been secretly working for the FBI. It isn’t long before Nick’s covert partner, Special Agent Kate O’Hare, is in hot pursuit of the crook who stole her con man.

The trail leads to Belgium, France, and Italy, and pits Nick and Kate against their deadliest adversary yet: Dragan Kovic, an ex–Serbian military officer. He’s plotting a crime that will net him billions . . . and cost thousands of American lives.

Nick and Kate have to mount the most daring, risky, and audacious con they’ve ever attempted to save a major U.S. city from a catastrophe of epic proportions. Luckily they have the help of an eccentric out-of-work actor, a bandit who does his best work in the sewers, and Kate’s dad, Jake. The pressure’s on for Nick and Kate to make this work—even if they have to lay their lives on the line.

My review:
I love this series. Nick & Kate are fun and passionate. The stories are fast paced romps that will leave you breathless and wanting more. The Pursuit (Fox and O'Hare #5) is no different. This book will make you laugh out loud and gasp in sympathetic terror. Each installment is better than the last.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ink Enduring (Montgomery Ink #5) by Carrie Ann Ryan




Blurb:
The Montgomery Ink series continues with a forbidden love between three friends and a past that they can’t escape.
Jake Gallagher knew from the moment he saw Maya that she was the one for him—it had the same breath-taking intensity as when he’d first set eyes on Border. Only life never turns out the way one plans, and now he’s falling for someone else...or at least he thinks he is.
Maya Montgomery never should have looked past the friendship she already had. Now that she has, she can’t stop thinking about Jake and what he means to her. When a mysterious stranger from Jake’s past shows up at their door, she’s forced to admit that if she doesn’t take the risk of a lifetime, she’ll regret it for the rest of her days.
Border Gentry walked away without a second glance once because of what could happen if he let go, but now he’s back and ready to see what he’s missed. He’s been on the road a long time and has seen things no man should ever see, yet once he rediscovers the broody Jake and meets the inked and fierce Maya, they’re like a balm to his soul and he realizes what path his future should take.
It will take more than sizzling chemistry and a heat that never dies for the three of them to overcome their pasts. And when someone from the outside wants to stand in their way, it’s not only their hearts on the line…but also their lives.

My review:
Finally we get Maya and Jake’s story. It seems they were just waiting for the right time and a big guy named Border. This is a sweet and sexy story. I was a little disappointed that Maya lost some snark but I guess a life in turmoil will do that to a girl. Carrie Ann Ryan takes us down a somewhat angsty path to a fun conclusion. I want my own Jake and Border. Maya has her work cut out for her but oh the benefits.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Royal Enchantment (Skeleton Key) by Lia Davis



Blurb:
Skeleton Key Book Series
One Skeleton Key. Endless Adventures.
https://skeletonkeybookseries.com

Ava Green has made a name for herself in the real estate world by reconditioning old, historical homes with her partner and friend Jeff. But her newest project, a three-story Victorian in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, promises to be her biggest moneymaker yet. And one she’s undertaking on her own. During her first walk-through of the house, however, she discovers a locked door, and a skeleton key that seems to appear out of nowhere. Unlocking the door, she is transported to a mystical world of fae and mythickal creatures and meets the King of the Morna. The sovereign of the Dark Elves.

King Finn Sylcan has searched for the one who can bring the magick back to his world, Edra, for eons. An old prophecy told of a female of both Dark and Light elven descent, a hybrid both Calim and Morna. It is said she is the only one who can repair the damage the war between the Dark and Light kingdoms caused. But after searching for so long, Finn never dreamed that she’d just show up outside his palace walls. Or that she’d be his mate. 

My review:
A modern day fairy tale. Ava Green is having a bad day. Her partner has been shot and his widow has cleaned out the accounts and to top it off she has fallen into a world filled with magic, elves and other mystical beings. She handles it with much more aplomb than I would.
Royal Enchantment will suck you into a fantastical world where anything can happen. It is a fast pace almost too quick story that will leave you with a smile on your face.

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