Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Review & Excerpt Tour for Rough Ride: A Chaos Novella by Kristen Ashley

       

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley comes a new story in her Chaos series…

   

About ROUGH RIDE:


Rosalie Holloway put it all on the line for the Chaos Motorcycle Club.


Informing to Chaos on their rival club—her man’s club, Bounty—Rosalie knows the stakes. And she pays them when her man, who she was hoping to scare straight, finds out she’s betrayed him and he delivers her to his brothers to mete out their form of justice.


But really, Rosie has long been denying that, as she drifted away from her Bounty, she’s been falling in love with Everett “Snapper” Kavanagh, a Chaos brother. Snap is the biker-boy-next door with the snowy blue eyes, quiet confidence and sweet disposition who was supposed to keep her safe…and fell down on that job.


For Snapper, it’s always been Rosalie, from the first time he saw her at the Chaos Compound. He’s just been waiting for a clear shot. But he didn’t want to get it after his Rosie was left bleeding, beat down and broken by Bounty on a cement warehouse floor.


With Rosalie a casualty of an ongoing war, Snapper has to guide her to trust him, take a shot with him, build a them…


And fold his woman firmly in the family that is Chaos.


**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
   

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Excerpt

He spit on me.
I felt it land on the side of my chin and slide down.
I didn’t move to wipe it away.
I couldn’t.
Lying on my side, curled into a ball, the pain screamed through me. All of it—and there was a lot of it—demanding attention, I couldn’t concentrate, couldn’t think, couldn’t move in case it got worse. I couldn’t do anything but lie there and pray that it was over.
It wasn’t.
He bent over me, grabbed my hair, yanked it back, and I felt his hot breath hit my face.
“See if he wants you now, you stupid bitch,” he hissed.
He let my hair go and I felt him retreat, but he still wasn’t done.
He kicked me so hard with his foot in its heavy motorcycle boot, my body slid across the cement.
I was too far gone even to grunt.
I felt something bounce off my hip, clatter to the floor, and then his voice came back, this time from further away.
“There you go, baby,” he drawled. “Your line to Chaos. We’re done with you. I’m done with you. Now they can have you.”
I heard boots on cement, more than just his, his Bounty brothers in the club. I sustained a couple more kicks as they passed. One of them grabbed the underside of my jaw and shoved my head back into the cement, also spitting, his hitting my neck.
And then they were gone.
I lay there, my focus on breathing and continuing to do it even though each breath was not only an effort but an agony. The fear I’d felt early when he took me, how he’d taken me, the way he’d handled me and I knew he’d figured it out, had dissipated as pain took its place. Now, the fear was returning that they’d come back and dish out more.
He’d come back.
Throttle.


Review: 3 STARS!!

Ok, so Rosalie isn't my favorite character, but when I saw that she was getting a novella and with Snapper, well I definitely wanted to give this novella a try, because KA has been known to change my opinion on characters, and she did exactly that with this novella.

This novella started off just like any other KA book; strong, intriguing and intense. I was immediately sucked back into the world of Chaos and loving it. I even felt bad for what Rosalie was put through when she was only trying to help her man. Snapper is a very tenacious and intense man. He rattled me sometimes and other times, he made me swoon. 

Now, with all of that said, I hated how it ended, I felt like it wasn't supposed to end there and I was kind of confused by the ending too. I also felt like after Snapper and Rosalie officially became an item, the story and the characters just didn't go anywhere and I was kind of disappointed in that, especially since the beginning was so gripping. Now, that sneak peek in the back of the book for the next Chaos book, oh boy, it got me all excited!!!

-Elizabeth from Crazii Bitches Book Blog

       
 
Kristen Ashley’s ROUGH RIDE – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
February 14th
Agents of Romance – Review & Excerpt
Bambi Unbridled – Review & Excerpt
Crystal's Book World – Review & Excerpt
I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore – Review & Excerpt
Jezabell Girl and Friends – Review & Excerpt
Marieke’s Books – Review & Excerpt
Sweet Addiction Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
The Reading Cafe – Review & Excerpt
February 15th
All romance reviews – Review & Excerpt
Blushing babes are up all night – Review & Excerpt
Edgy Reviews – Review
Garden of REden – Review
iScream Books Blog – Review & Excerpt
Read more sleep less – Review & Excerpt
Three chicks and their books – Review & Excerpt
Under The Covers Book Lovers – Review & Excerpt
February 16th
Bookgasms Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Melinda Barrera – Review & Excerpt
Night Session Reader – Review & Excerpt
Queenzany – Review & Excerpt
Red Cheeks Reads – Review
The Fairest of All Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
February 17th
Book Twins Reviews – Review & Excerpt
KDRBCK – Review & Excerpt
Live Read and Breathe – Review & Excerpt
Mustreadbooksordie – Review
Nose Stuck in a Book – Review & Excerpt
Random Book Muses – Review
February 18th
Alii's Book Jungle – Review & Excerpt
Love Between the Sheets – Review & Excerpt
Red Hot + Blue Reads – Review & Excerpt
Two Book Pushers – Review & Excerpt
February 19th
Book Reader Chronicles – Review & Excerpt
Lit. 4 Ladies – Review & Excerpt
Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt
Read-Love-Blog – Excerpt
Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt
The Book Hammock – Review & Excerpt
Wicked Reads – Review & Excerpt
February 20th
Always Books – Review & Excerpt
BFD Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Crazii Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Disheveled Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt
Relentless Romance – Review & Excerpt
Vanilla & Spice Books – Review & Excerpt
February 21st
Feel the Book – Excerpt
Jax's Book Magic – Excerpt
Love Notes Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
February 22nd
Books chocolate and lipgloss – Review & Excerpt
Desert Divas Book Addiction – Review & Excerpt
Literary Misfit – Review & Excerpt
TBR Book Blog – Excerpt
The Book Enthusiast – Review & Excerpt
February 23rd
Angie and Jessica's Dreamy Reads – Review & Excerpt
Books to Breathe – Review & Excerpt
OMGReads – Review & Excerpt
TDC Book Reviews – Excerpt
The Book Junkie – Review & Excerpt


About Kristen Ashley: 
Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn't taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen's Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning. Nothing's changed. Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she's blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched). Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.



   

Review Blitz for Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward

  

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From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

  Growing up, the three of us were friends. 
 He was the nerd. 
 I was the playboy. 
 She was the beauty.   

 Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits. 

 He lied.   

 I went off to college, and he got the girl. 
 Amber never knew how I felt. 
 They were together for years—before he broke her heart.   

 Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch. 
 When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.   

 Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men. 
 One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings. 
 Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity. 
 Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message. 
 She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend— me. But she considered me off-limits—and she thought I was a manwhore. (Ironic, considering the circumstances.) 

 Eventually, she set up a date to meet Gentleman Nine at a hotel. 
 When she showed up several nights later to meet him, she got the surprise of her life to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.


Review: 4 STARS!!

I love Penelope Ward's book and I have read every single one of them, but this book took me a little longer than normal to get into and there were some parts of the book that I just couldn't get into.

I LOVED CHANNING!! He was charming, sexy, and the way that he took care of his mother and just unconditionally loved her was heart warming. Amber was a confused woman for a little bit. She just got her heart broken by the man she thought she would marry and then she hears from Channing (whom she hasn't heard from in a while) and he comes to stay with her. She has always been attracted to Channing, but he never expressed interest in her like that, so when their mutual friend Rory went after her, she went. I felt really badly for Channing, because Channing has been harboring feelings for Amber and Rory knew that, so right off the bat I didn't like Rory. I also didn't like him throughout the book, even though I felt bad for what had happened, his character was just very weak, in my opinion and both Amber and Channing were better off without him in their lives.

The connection between Channing and Amber has always been there, whether they recognized it back then or not, but it's always been there. Their attraction towards each other is strong and the more they get to really know each other they more they fall. How their connection started back then happened in the bleakest of time for both of them, but everything came around full circle and I definitely smiled at the little tidbit in the end. Channing showed Amber how beautiful she is not just on the outside but on the inside as well. Amber wasn't my favorite female lead that Penelope Ward has written, but I didn't not like her. I loved Channing and Amber together and I really loved their story. I am very excited for what Penelope Ward comes out with next!!

-Elizabeth from Crazii Bitches Book Blog

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller. Her novels are published in over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 13-year-old girl with autism and a 12-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island. 

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Other standalones from Penelope Ward:

Drunk Dial:

Mack Daddy:

Stepbrother Dearest:

Neighbor Dearest:

RoomHate:


Dear Bridget, I Want You: (co-written with Vi Keeland)


Mister Moneybags: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland)


Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland)


Sins of Sevin:

Jake Undone (Jake #1):

Jake Understood (Jake #2):

My Skylar

Gemini:

Release Blitz & Review for Reckless by Lex Martin




Title: Reckless
Author: Lex Martin
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: February 20, 2018



Blurb

Tori…
For the record, I’m not going to hook up with my boss.

I'm a lot of things—a screwup, a basket case, a flunky. But when I take a nanny job to be near my pregnant sister, I swear to myself I’ll walk the straight and narrow, which means I cannot fall for my insanely hot boss.

I don't want to be tempted by that rugged rancher. By his chiseled muscles or southern charm or the way he snuggles his kids at bedtime. Ethan Carter won't get the key to my heart, no matter how much I want him. 

Ethan…
Between us, she's the last thing I need as I finalize my hellish divorce. 

What sane man trying to rebuild his life wants a hot nanny with long, sexy hair, curves for miles, and a smart mouth? A perfectly kissable, pouty mouth that I shouldn't notice.

My focus is on my kids and my ranch, not the insufferable siren who sleeps in the room next to mine. It doesn't matter that she wins over my kids in a heartbeat or runs my life better than I do. Tori Duran is the one woman I can't have and shouldn't want, no matter how much I crave her. 







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Review: 5 STARS!!

This has got to be my favorite Lex Martin book to date!! Ethan & Tori have a whirlwind and emotional journey and every minute i spent reading it was just amazing.

Tori has a little bit of a reputation among her family and friends, but she is changing her life around. She has been burned in the past by bad relationships, and when she meets Ethan, it is instant attraction, but assumes she knows his kind and vows to stay far away from him. When Tori helps Ethan out with his kids and around his house, she gets to see the real Ethan and sees how hard of a worker he is and what an absolute great dad he is. I loved Tori's tenacity to never give up on anything she starts and her fun loving and caring personality. When she loves someone, she is selfless and puts them first. Her feelings of abandonment is also a big issue in this book. She feels like the two people who are supposed to love her unconditionally abandoned her and she tried to find that sense of belonging in all of the wrong people, except when she is with Ethan and his kids, does she feel like she belong. Tori's character growth in this book was very eye opening and we saw Tori grow into a very loving and responsible woman.

Ethan is all alpha male. He works hard with horses and works even harder to be a great father. He too has been burned by love, but this burn also extends to his children. He has kept to himself by keeping busy and not looking for another woman, but when Tori comes crashing into his life, his world is turned upside down, but in the best possible way. She opens his eyes to what a lonely life he has been living and the fact that his children latch onto her is also eye opening. Ethan has to fight to keep himself from drowning and to keep his business alive, but Tori is now there to fight with him and together, they can make anything happen.

This couple was very passionate and emotional. They bared themselves to one another and I loved that about them. There was definite drama in this book, but not too much to where it was overwhelming. Lex Martin definitely wrote my favorite characters in this book and I cannot wait for what comes out next!!

-Elizabeth from Crazii Bitches Book Blog



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Author Bio

Lex writes contemporary romance, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she's not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher. She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she's lived all over the country but currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and twin daughters.



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Cover Reveal for Irish Crown by Nashoda Rose




Title: Irish Crown
Author: Nashoda Rose
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Sara Eirew Photographer & Designer
Model: Mike Chabot
Release Date: April 9, 2018



Blurb

From the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Nashoda Rose, comes a new, sexy standalone romance novel. 


I finally have my shit together. FINALLY. Successful career, new house, great friends and my good for nothing ex-boyfriend long gone.

I was looking for a safe, secure, picket fence kind of guy, but instead I got the Irish you’re-not-ready-for-this Deaglan Kane.

Tattooed. Sexy. And totally unavailable.

I planned for us to be a fling. But Deaglan has other plans and suddenly having my shit together is long gone.

Because my past is back full throttle and Deaglan Kane isn't who I thought he was.










Excerpt

I sighed, hugging the pillow closer and waiting with baited breath for him to come back to bed.
It was Sunday and I didn’t have to work today, so I kind of hoped he’d do that thing with his tongue again.
My body quivered and I bit my lower lip.
He sat on the edge of the mattress and without a single glance my way, he said, “Pet, I have shit to do.”
I tensed.
Then the daisy heads snapped off and the velvet petals shrivelled up in my belly.
Uh, what?
Suddenly, that hot raspy Irish accent didn’t sound so hot.
Okay, I wasn’t expecting a proposal or anything, not by a long shot, but I did expect a morning kiss and a possible number exchange for a possible second date. Or rather first date.
He didn’t even pretend like he’d call.
God, was I that naïve?
I sat up, taking the sheet with me. “Excuse me?”
He bent, picked up his cargo pants from the floor and tugged them on.
“I have shit to do, babe. I called a cab. It’ll be here any second.”
My heart slammed into my chest. He called me a cab? Was I supposed to think this was okay because he called me a cab?
Because it wasn’t. It totally wasn’t.
There was a brief honk outside.
Oh. My. God. When did he call me a cab? When he had his finger in my ass.






Author Bio


Nashoda Rose is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twelve romance novels, including the Tear Asunder series, the spin-off Unyielding series, and the paranormal Scars of the Wraiths.


She lives outside of Toronto where she enjoys hiking with her Newfoundland dog and riding her horses.



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Release Blitz for Eulogy by Rachel Van Dyken


Eulogy by Rachel Van Dyken 
Publication Date: February 20th, 2018 
Genre: Contemporary Romance


All is lost.

All. 
I don't recognize myself in the mirror anymore. 
My thoughts are filled with hatred and dripping with rage. 
I've lost my soul. 
She took it to the depths of Hell with her and haunts me with images of what could have been. 
Sixty lives are mine to take. 
Sixty lives stand in the way of my vengeance. 
Sixty lives plus one more. 
Mine. 
When the last drop of blood falls — mine will be spilled. 
Only one person stands in the way. 
She doesn't realize I'll kill her too. 
I don't own a heart. 
And even if I did — I wouldn't fall prey to its lies again. 
I am Chase Abandonato. 
Heir to a legacy of betrayal. 
And I will kill them all. 
Even if it means pointing the gun at myself. 
A life for a life. 
A soul for a soul.
Now I lay me down to sleep… I pray the Lord my soul to keep. 
Blood in. No out.


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Meet the Author:
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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