Review: Rough, by Sybil Bartel 1

4 out of 5 Stars

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If you’re ready for a rough, dirty talking, controlling, sexy male escort who’s also an ex-marine, then you’re ready for Jared. He’s a crude talker in and out of the bedroom and he won’t apologize for it to anyone. When his friend and fellow male escort, Alex, asks him to take over his clients for a night, Jared agrees to help him out. With one client, what he gets is a shy, unexpected woman, Sienna, who ends up turning his world upside down. Sienna hasn’t had it so easy, and both of their pasts and stories are worth reading about. The hotness is dialed up to infinity with these two, so definitely for mature readers only. If you’ve read any of the Uncompromising series books, you will be reacquainted with some of those characters since they are friends and all ex-military. Even though this is part of the Thrust series, I actually consider it part of the Uncompromising series. Both series are worth reading if you’re looking for that story with no holds barred sexual situations, a strong story line, and a happily ever after.

Reviewed by Vampire Fan

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Jared

I’m not your boyfriend. I’m not the guy next door. I don’t even play nice.

My hands twisting in your hair, my whispered demand in your ear—I’m the fantasy you’ll wish you never had.

When I’m through with you, every inch of your body will know where I’ve been. You won’t crave more, you’ll beg for it. Because I’m not just the cocky smile with military hardened muscles you paid five grand for—I’m the experience you’ll never forget.

One night with me and you’ll know exactly why women pay me to be rough.

About The Author:

Sybil Bartel grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew her into the world of storytelling. She loves the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes her swoon.
Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn’t get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she isn’t writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…

But Seriously?

Here are ten things you probably really want to know about Sybil.

She grew up a faculty brat. She can swear like a sailor. She loves men in uniform. She hates being told what to do. She can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks her out. Her favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—she can’t decide. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.

To find out more about Sybil Bartel, be sure to follow her on Twitter (she loves to hear about your favorite book boyfriend!), visit her website, like her on Facebook or join her Facebook group Book Boyfriend Heroes for exclusive excerpts and giveaways.

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Review: Fearless Flying, by Karen Gordon Reply

4 out of 5 Stars

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Fun, sex, and life lessons all rolled into one concise book. I really enjoyed this novella. It has just enough sass and an interesting storyline. The character of Vivienne is someone I would like to know myself. I lusted with her over Danny, cried over her father’s death, and cringed at some of her OCD ways. But I am hooked and I have already moved on to book 2- Hi-Jack. I can’t wait to continue
Viv’s trek through life. Recommended

Reviewed by Wildcatnana

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An amazing job, check.
An adorable apartment, check.
A super supportive best friend, check.

There’s only one thing missing from Vivienne Ramsey’s perfect life…

And after ten years of waiting the time is finally right for her to seduce her dream man. Tonight she’s going to wear Danny out in bed until he dies a happy man. But before she can begin her carefully crafted strategy of seduction he’s headed for the door. And for once in her over-organized life Vivienne doesn’t have a back-up plan.

If he had only read the memo about his part in her happily-ever-after.

Fearless Flying is the first book in The Vivienne Series–seven hilariously fierce and flirty chick lit novellas. If you like inspiring stories filled with relatable sexy, smart women then you’ll love this glass-ceiling smashing, worldwide journey by feminist fiction author, Karen Gordon.
This is what happened when I broke them…

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HiJack (The Vivienne Series Book 2)

4 out of 5 Stars

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Well, Viv is off and running with a new boss and a new challenge. Well written with a fun and witty look at a 20 something trying to find her niche in life and love. The characters are being more developed in each new chapter. They are interesting and add to the story. Her best friend, Dom and Dom’s family are there for her but changes are coming for them all. So buckle in and go for the ride. I am looking forward to seeing how Viv will grow and meet her new challenges. RECOMMENDED

Reviewed by Wildcatnana

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Overthinking-control-freak Vivienne Ramsey’s life is out of control.

She’s lost her dad, the man she thought she would be with forever moved away, and her best friend is about to get married. The only stable thing in her life right now is her job. Thank God for her job.

But even that might be up in the air.

She’s been summoned to meet with the CEO of the company and has no idea why. The handsome, married exec has had his eye on her. But is she ready for a move to the executive suites? Can she out play a big-time player like Joel Rockhurst?

HiJack is book 2 in the Vivienne Series, a continuing story of one woman trying to shatter the glass ceiling without smashing her life to pieces.

Departure (The Vivienne Series Book 3)

4 out of 5 Stars

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Another great chapter in the life and times of Vivienne. She has a great new job and a bigger challenge than she has ever had before. Viv is pushed to her limit and she learns her own strength. The funny, heartbreaking and very real life of Viv continues in Departure. Ms. Gordon continues to evolve Viv and even her best friend, Dom and Dom’s Husband Luis. They are Viv’s support system but they also have their own lives and they will all have to learn how that new dynamic will work. Viv will have to learn to stand on her own two feet even more than before. Come along on this continuing journey with Viv as she confronts life and love with humor and a few tears. DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED

Reviewed by: Wildcatnana

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There’s never been a crisis that Vivienne Ramsey can’t figure her way out of—until Jack. The reluctant future CEO still thinks his ambitious assistant is too much work and not enough play.

Its beauty versus brains and super-smart Vivienne is determined that she can help turn her boss into the leader their company needs, or die trying. Is a trip to Vegas just what they need to become a winning team or will too many delicious distractions in sin city pull them drastically off course?

Departure is the third book in The Vivienne Series–seven hilariously fierce and flirty chick lit novellas. If you like inspiring stories filled with relatable sexy, smart women then you’ll love this glass-ceiling smashing, worldwide journey by feminist fiction author, Karen Gordon.

One click your copy now to begin your captivating high-flying adventure and #LiveLikeViv.

Voyage (The Vivienne Series Book 4)

4 out 5 Stars

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Wow! Viv is off on the next journey in her life. There is a new job and some new emotional hurdles. Ms. Gordon writes with humor and angst and some  downright hot sex. The next leg of her journey will put Viv into some situations she has never been in before. She will be challenged not just in her work life, but emotionally and sexually. She will have to look deep within to find the strength and wisdom  to meet these new challenges. Her confidence is low and she will have to figure out how to deal with her new clients. To succeed in this new job she will have to call on all her wits and maybe a friend or two. I love this character and I want to follow her all the way to the end of his journey. This is a story in 7 parts and this is part 4 so there is some to go. Ms. Gordon, please write faster. I need more Viv!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Reviewed by Wildcatnana

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La Dolce Vita awaits Vivienne in Italy—the job of her dreams, glamorous new friends, fantastic food, and (finally) some absolutely delizioso sex. But Viv is a woman who gives the term uptight American a whole new meaning. She may be super smart and over organized but she’ll need new expertise and a whole lot of courage to succeed at her new job. You’ll tear through this story cheering for Vivienne to find the daring, drive and dolce she needs to sweet talk the rich and famous into ordering an eighty-million-dollar jet from her.

Voyage is the fourth book in The Vivienne Series–seven hilariously fierce and flirty chick lit novellas. If you like inspiring stories filled with relatable sexy, smart women then you’ll love this glass-ceiling smashing, worldwide journey by feminist fiction author, Karen Gordon.

One click your copy now to begin your captivating high-flying adventure and #LiveLikeViv.

About The Author:

Karen Gordon is an indie author who loves supporting strong and sexy women in fiction and in real life.

Born and raised in St. Charles, Missouri, she found her love of extraordinary stories about ordinary places by finding excitement in mundane suburbia. Although she currently writes romance and chick lit, you never know what she might do next. (You’ll never find a woman-hating, bad-boy hero though.)

She currently lives with the loves of her life, three very cool geeky men and one perfect puppy, just outside of Memphis, TN.

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New Release/Review: Soaring, by Karen Gordon Reply

5 out of 5 Stars

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This is the fifth book in the Vivienne Series and the best one so far. The main character Vivienne (Viv) is a strong woman and I just love watching her grow and all of the adventures she has in this series. Ms Gordon has created a fabulous story line and I can’t wait to see where she will take Viv in this next book. I can’t recommend this high enough. This is a fun, fabulous book and series.
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Smart, sweet dot-com billionaire Evan O’Donnell might be the perfect man for Vivienne. And after her best friend just pointed out that her pool of potential dates has drastically shrunk, Vivienne is giving him more than a second look. But Viv’s jet-set lifestyle makes this geek-love affair hard to ignite. Just when it looks like fate will help them fan the flames; a mystery man with an irresistible sexy offer pulls Vivienne in another direction. Now she must choose between sweet and solid or a passing moment of passion.

Soaring is the fifth book in The Vivienne Series–seven hilariously fierce and flirty chick lit novellas. If you like inspiring stories filled with relatable sexy, smart women then you’ll love this glass-ceiling smashing, worldwide journey by feminist fiction author, Karen Gordon.

One click your copy now to begin your captivating high-flying adventure and #LiveLikeViv.

Other Books In This Series:

Fearless Flying (The Vivienne Series Book 1)

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HiJack (The Vivienne Series Book 2)

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Departure (The Vivienne Series Book 3)

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Voyage (The Vivienne Series Book 4)

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About The Author:

Karen Gordon is an indie author who loves supporting strong and sexy women in fiction and in real life.

Born and raised in St. Charles, Missouri, she found her love of extraordinary stories about ordinary places by finding excitement in mundane suburbia. Although she currently writes romance and chick lit, you never know what she might do next. (You’ll never find a woman-hating, bad-boy hero though.)

She currently lives with the loves of her life, three very cool geeky men and one perfect puppy, just outside of Memphis, TN.

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Website: http://www.karengordonauthor.com

Twitter: joiedemidvivre

 

Cover Reveal: Rum Runner. by Tricia Leedom Reply

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Perfect for fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Janet Evanovich, this action-packed debut from a fresh voice in contemporary romance offers a sexy and comedic take on love, adventure, and what it means to trust your heart.

English socialite Sophie Davies-Stone has been longing to meet her father since she was a little girl. When he sends her a mysterious medallion and asks her to forward it to him in Miami, she can’t help herself from doing something totally un-Sophie-like. Rather than mailing it as instructed, Sophie hops on a flight to Florida.

But the family reunion never happens. Instead, Sophie is attacked and almost kidnapped by her father’s enemies. Her savior is Jimmy Panama, a cocky and annoyingly handsome former Navy SEAL. Sophie isn’t the only one who’s annoyed. After years of trying to find a way to pay back his CO, Jimmy never thought his debt would get him mixed up with his commander’s uptight, British daughter. He just wants to put her on the next flight home and get back to his low-stress life in Key West, but fate has other plans.

As Sophie and Jimmy embark on a heart-pounding adventure through Key West and the Caribbean, Sophie finds herself falling for the snarky American. Still, her head says Jimmy is all wrong for her, and the more she finds out about him – and her father – the more uncertain she is about who she can trust.

One thing is clear. Sophie is in way over her head, and her greatest adventure might be her last.

The Key West Escape Series
1. Rum Runner – Releases July 18, 2017!
2. Bahama Mama – Coming January 2018!

About The Author:
TRICIA LEEDOM enjoys traveling to exotic destinations and having torrid love affairs with hot, dangerous men… even if it’s only in her own mind. When she’s not writing romantic adventure novels, she reads voraciously, tweets compulsively, and fangirls over a TV show based on her favorite book series. Tricia earned her BA in Creative Writing from The University of Tampa and her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. Her favorite authors include Diana Gabaldon, J.R. Ward, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Karen Robards, and Johanna Lindsey. She lives in Southwest Florida with two very spoiled dogs. Follow Tricia on Twitter and Instagram @tricialeedom
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Wet, by Ashley Bostock Reply

4 out of 5 Stars

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It took a bit to get into this book but once I got past the quick and dirty sex in the first few pages I  began to see characters emerge who I could actually relate to. As the story continued there was a great mystery as a back drop to the developing relationship between the ‘good guy’ and the ‘bad girl’. The development of the Amanda and Ryan and their relationship was done with empathy and insight. I enjoyed the straightforward interaction between the main characters. It was refreshing in contrast to most of the romances I have read lately. Usually there is some big blow up and or misunderstanding based on the two simply not talking to each other. But these two, they talk and they have hot urgent sex. In the end it is because they listen to each other that they can sort out everything, including a mystery with a few sweet twist and turns that you won’t see coming. I can most definitely HIGHLY RECOMMEND  WET by Ashley Bostock.

Reviewed by Wildcatnana

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I’ve always been Miranda Phillips, the town pariah. Growing up with neglectful parents, having sought attention from all the guys that were willing to give it to me, I wasn’t the most well-behaved kid in Lone Star. Not to mention all of the juvenile delinquent acts I’ve committed in my past.

But now I am Lone Star’s only reporter and I’ve come a long way from being that lost, troubled girl, even if most of the town still judged me for it. I don’t allow anyone to get in the way of what I want. Including Ryan John. So when I corner him in a dark hallway and get him to succumb to the sizzling attraction between us, I know I’m playing with fire.

***

Even though I’ve successfully avoided her for two months, I haven’t forgotten how she tastes or what she feels like in my arms. And when I get sent a mysterious letter from some company wanting to buy my thousand shares of water rights that have been in my family for over a hundred years, I’m convinced that there is no one…err, better equipped, to help me than Lone Star’s reporter, Miranda Phillips.

I know how desperately she wants me and this letter gives me all the reason I need to spend one night with the girl from the wrong side of town. One night in exchange for her tight investigative skills. And believe me, she’s tight, in more ways than one. One night. Because Miranda is trouble and being on the city council, as well as guardian to my younger brother and sister, means I can’t afford trouble.

Even if it comes packaged just the way I like.

About The Author:

Ashley Bostock was born and raised in Colorado where she currently resides with her husband, two children, her dog and two cats.

She loves reading, writing, and music and is always trying to find more time in the day to incorporate all three. Seeking an outlet and pursuing her life-long passion for writing, she began composing her first novel in late 2013.

She has traveled all over the world, but still has an extensive list of places she would love to visit. Anywhere near a sky-blue ocean will always be at the top of that list.

She carries a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a concentration in Elementary Education from Metropolitan State College of Denver. While she loves children, she now fears teaching, which probably has something to do with being a stay-at-home mom.

Interesting Fact: Ashley has been to every Disney theme park in the world.

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GET ROCKED! In Vegas showcases USA Today, Amazon Bestselling, and Award Winning Rockstar Romance Authors as they take you on a sexy musical journey through Sin City with a group of  ***ALL NEW*** stories, many featuring some of your favorite fictional rock bands! Let these scorching bad boy rock stars melt your panties and your hearts as they burn up the stage at a fictional rock festival in one of the world’s sexiest playgrounds!

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The Stage by Jenna Galicki

Synopsis:

Even rock stars get star-struck. Meeting heavy metal icon Brandon Bullet was a dream come true for Tommy Blade. When Immortal Angel decides to add Tommy’s rock star idol as a guest singer to their set at the Get Rocked! festival, sparks fly and egos collide.

Angel Garcia, Immortal Angel’s flashy frontman, isn’t happy about sharing the spotlight or Tommy’s attention. That all changes once Angel has a mind-blowing rehearsal with the charismatic lead singer of Bulletproof.

The sexual chemistry on stage between Angel and Brandon is something Tommy never counted on. Now he’s forced to watch his husband and his idol strut on stage together and share a connection that, up until now, only he and Angel shared. And the guest appearance by Tommy’s rock star idol just lost most of its appeal. Commissioned to design custom-made rock and roll attire, even Tommy’s wife Jessi gets one-on-one time with Brandon Bullet.

Taking a back seat wasn’t on the agenda. Add Angel and Brandon’s secret rehearsals together, and Tommy is left in the shadows wondering exactly what’s going on between the two. Like everything else in Tommy’s life, it all unfolds on stage.

Epilogue by Brandon Bullet of Bulletproof.

Beating Hearts by Jade C. Jamison

Synopsis:

If you thought Las Vegas was hot…

Brandon Bennett, inexperienced young drummer for a famous rock band, is about to play his first festival…but before that he needs to find out who’s stalking him. And, when he does, things just might get too hot to handle…

Something Wicked by Theresa Hissong

Synopsis:

Aiden Hawke, the lead singer for the rock band Something Wicked, was used to raising hell and partying every night with his all-male band. When their bassist quit right before the beginning of their tour, saying he needed to go back to a normal life, the band hired on a female to take his place.

Kit Ellis knew she was stepping into a predominately male industry when she signed on with Something Wicked. There weren’t that many female bassist in the business, but the gutsy woman knew she could run with the big dogs. Her dream had come true when she landed a spot as the newest band member for Something Wicked, but there was one problem she had not anticipated. Aiden Hawke ignited something inside her, and with each day spent together, their heated glances and casual flirting sent her hormones straight into the danger zone.

One steamy night at the Get Rocked Festival in Las Vegas, Aiden and Kit find themselves giving in to their need for each other. Can the two of them survive when Kit’s family calls with news of trouble at home, or will Kit give up her dream after she realizes that she crossed the line by falling for the lead singer of Something Wicked?

Rock Casualty by Lisa Gillis

Synopsis:

With this ring… or not?

June Loren and her metal-music-god have an open relationship. No drama. No complications. That is, until down on one knee, he slides a ring on her finger and suddenly declares himself monogamous. Convinced there’s no way this man-whore musician who spends two-hundred-plus days on the road is faithful husband material, she jets to Vegas… the perfect venue to escape her life and her wedding the next day.

After getting kicked out of his band and a stint in rehab, one-time rock star Creighton Stone needs more than a little luck to get his life back on track. A reunion gig at the Get Rocked Vegas Festival is an opportunity to redeem himself. But when he’s sidetracked by an intriguing woman at the blackjack table, his world flips upside down… again.

Hard liquor and heavy partying lead to waking with more than a hangover. The gleaming rings on their fingers suggest Creighton and June had more fun than a one-night stand.

Everyone knows “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”

But… What happened in Vegas?

Jagged Dawn by Lashell Collins

Synopsis:

The boys of Jagged Ivory are back, and this time they’re rocking the Nevada desert!

When Jagged Ivory is asked to headline a night at the famed Get Rocked Music Festival in Las Vegas, their bassist, Benji Staffon, sees it as the perfect opportunity to finally put a ring on it. He and his girl, Fae Miller, have both been through hell and back, overcoming addiction and other life struggles. Now all they want is to usher in a whole new day for themselves and their future. But when the pressures of planning a Vegas wedding and the bachelor party blowout from hell start to weigh on him, Benji begins to wonder if a real future with Fae is something he’s even capable of having.

Join Jagged Ivory on their music festival tour stop and witness the dawn of a whole new day for the entire band!

Force by Jennifer L. Allen

Synopsis:

Lee Taylor, drummer for Sweet Hostility, is elated when they win a local contest and get to participate in one of the biggest rock music festivals in the world: Get Rocked! In Vegas. Together with her three bandmates/best friends, she travels to Las Vegas and gets lost in the heat and excitement of Sin City.

Ash Keller, lead singer for Rhythms of the Restless, feels like he hit the jackpot when his band gets picked to go to Vegas for the annual Get Rocked! festival. It’s his chance to leave his past behind and make something of himself. He’s instantly caught up in all—and who—Las Vegas has to offer.

When Lee and Ash meet, a force pulls them together and doesn’t let them part. Join them for a weekend full of sexy rock-n-roll.

Prelude to a Wicked Wedding by Bella Jeanisse

Synopsis:

Brandon Knight, lead guitarist of the rock band Wicked End, is thrilled to have his fiancé, Mackenzie, on tour with him. Being chosen to play at Get Rocked! In Vegas is a dream come true for him and his band. The weekend will be filled with great music and sexual fun. He wouldn’t have it any other way.

Mackenzie Winters is excited that they will have an entire weekend to explore Las Vegas and each other. She is anxious about their upcoming wedding, so she needs the escape. She wants nothing more than to marry Brandon, but planning a big event when neither of them have actual family to share it with, is tough.

In this Wicked End novella, you will get a taste of all the band members. Each has a plan for the weekend. Nothing goes the way they expect, but then again, why would they on this wild and wicked ride!

Wicked End: Kink, mayhem, disaster… You never know what’s next when on tour with Brandon, Scott, Austin, Chico and Jake.

Stand Up and Shout by Maria Bernard

Synopsis:

Gifted up-and-coming singer, Jay Sharp is destined for rock star greatness. Problem is, he suffers from crippling stage fright. Despite countless chances to prove himself, and tireless encouragement from his famous mentor Ashton Wright of the Stick Shift Lips, Jay freezes every time he is in the spotlight.

Alice Electra is an amazing guitarist on the run. Fate leads her to Southern Jackass, Jay’s struggling rock band. She is offered a chance to shine.

Right away, Alice and Jay form an unshakable bond. Together with their fledgling band they face a challenge greater than ever. Failure is no longer an option. To succeed, they must kick fear in the ass!

Refrain & Reprise by Sadie Grubor

Synopsis:

Known for his outlandish and often law breaking onstage performances, the fans of Vehicle of Destruction have expectations from America’s number one bad boy of rock. Zarek Sisko hates to disappoint, but something’s not the same. Something changed him. That something being her.

The world of opera is surprisingly cutthroat and Gemma Harper, the latest diva in demand, knows this all too well. She’s a natural commanding an operatic performance with minimal training, but apparently, pink hair, facial piercings, and being covered in tattoos negates her talent in most professional’s eyes. Gemma’s fought her entire life to get what she wants and now that she’s here, there’s no backing down. She’s no quitter… well, almost. She quit on him.

Once upon a time, two people from different worlds collided and it was everything they never expected. Until it wasn’t and one walked away.

Pretending you don’t know someone is exhausting. Acting like someone means absolutely nothing to you isn’t easy. Especially when fate keeps throwing them back in your life.

One Rocker. One Diva. One weekend to Get Rocked in Vegas!

Rocking Vegas by Kacey Hamford

Synopsis:

With the guys from ‘Flix’ getting ready to head home to the U.K they didn’t realise that this final weekend away was going to change everything for guitarist Frank.

Stepping on to the bus and seeing him there left him reeling… he had no idea how different his life would be after this weekend.

He should have known that what happens in Vegas, never stays in Vegas…

This is an M/M story and is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18, due to strong language and sexual references.

Vegas Style by Toni Kenyon

Synopsis:

Sam MacAvoy’s a British rocker who has charted consistently at no.1 all over Europe since following in his brother, Julian’s footsteps. Now Sam’s been invited to Vegas to debut at the Get Rocked! In Vegas Festival and he’s brought his red hot band, Style Strike with him.

Ashley Jacobs can’t stand musicians, or over-the-top egotistical men. Somehow she finds herself in amongst dozens of them when she agrees—against her better judgment—to take a three day summer job at the Festival.

Paul Gray, Style Strike’s bass player and the star of his own social media channel, has women falling at his feet. What he can’t quite understand is why his charm isn’t working on the attractive and curvaceous, Ashley. She’s not interested in his social media stardom, nor does she care that he could have any woman he wants at the rock festival.

Or does she?

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Synopsis:

Diego Ortega: The wild, sexy rock guitar legend with the raunchy strut, long onyx hair and dazzling soulful eyes. His renowned rock band, Medieval Steel, will be performing at the celebrated Get Rocked Music Festival in Las Vegas!

Diego has it all! A life in the fast lane, parties, booze, drugs, power and sex. However, the bright lights can’t erase the price he paid on the raw, lonely road to the top. Diego has rocketed to fame as his heart is starving.

His one and only soulmate, Susan, who has been his constant companion and true love, will become a permanent fixture in his life. Unbeknownst to her, he plans to present her with a Cartier diamond engagement ring.

Fates collide. As the music blasts to a climax, one deranged and obsessed fan and her secret, rage filled vendetta will trap each and every one of them in its sudden, murderous heat.

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Review: Sugar & Other Luxuries, by Everly Scott Reply

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3.5 out of 5 Stars

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Review:

At first, I liked this book, but then as I read more, I started to not like it. The main female character at first sounds like most of us. She’s not a size 0 model, but a curvy woman. Well. Woman would be a little of an understatement. As the story progresses, she goes from being likable to a full on “cry baby”. I’m not thrilled how the story descended into a “poor me, I don’t have the courage to like myself” story. Honestly, once this started (around chapter 5 or 6), I couldn’t bring myself to keep reading.

Reviewed by Angel

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

Description:

Finding true love is more complicated than Katherine expected. Trying to get a guy in bed with her is even harder. Faced with beginning her twenty-sixth year of life insecure and living in the land of Hollywood where men and women either ignore or insult her curvy existence, Katherine decides to make dating her bitch.

She’s not changing her curvy body. She won’t put down the dessert. And she isn’t going to apologize for any of it.

But decisions don’t always go according to plan.

When a flirty and rugged New Yorker asks for her phone number, Katherine freezes. She’s ready to give up before heartbreak happens. That is, until she meets the polyamorous, fairy-godmother-wanna-be, Hunter. The self proclaimed Queen of Pleasure coaches Katherine on badass dating etiquette. Hunter’s first rule? Don’t fall in love. The second rule? Perfection doesn’t exist.

A painstakingly honest tale of the difficulties that come along with learning how to love yourself in a world that expects the opposite, Sugar & Other Luxuries is a sometimes steamy, sometimes funny story about refusing to play it safe and embracing the thrill of the game of love.

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About The Author:

Everly Scott loves Italian food, yummy candles, and love stories. She recently made the switch from teaching college writing to hogging all of the writing time for herself. But, when she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out on Twitter, Instagram, and her website, or learning how to powerlift, kind of.

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Review: The Psychology of Dreams 101, by K D Grace Reply

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3 out of 5 Stars

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Review:

I’m being honest here. I didn’t enjoy this book. The blurb was good but the book itself didn’t make much sense. It seemed like a retelling of an old movie. There were times when I couldn’t tell from what perspective the story was told from. I’m not sure if it was just me, but if unusual is your cup of tea, this book may be for you

Reviewed by Angel

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

Description:

What if there was punishment when you didn’t dream the right dreams? That’s the dilemma Leah Kent, and her professor, Al Foster must face—dream right, or take the punishment. The Psychology of Dreams 101 is a wander into the sexy and dark unconscious as Leah takes a Psychology of Dreams adult education class, only to discover that the required dream journal leads to some seriously kinky night journeys. But not all dreams are pleasant ones, and some have far-reaching repercussions in the waking world.

Excerpt:

You look beautiful when you dream.

That was the first sentence; that was how it all started.

Leah thought it might be some sort of lucid dreaming when she saw the words scrawled across the page of her open journal on the nightstand. She’d had every intention of asking her instructor about it, but then she couldn’t really tell him the dream that had brought it on, could she? It sounded like the sort of thing the unconscious of a pathetically shy introvert would write to herself from the dream world because she had no one in the waking world to say it to her and, while that might be true—the pathetic introvert part, she didn’t want to make it more obvious to her instructor than it probably already was—especially when she had half a crush on him.

Besides, it also sounded like the sort of thing a sex-crazed slut might write to herself when her vibe batteries ran down. That made her sound even more pathetic—the vibe and the batteries part, not the slut part.

She had just started a course on the psychology of dreams. She tried to take advantage of adult education classes whenever possible. It got her out of the house and forced her to interact with other people—real flesh and blood people. With her job, online shopping, online banking, direct debit, grocery delivery, she never had to leave the house really, and that suited her just fine, but she knew it shouldn’t. She knew it wasn’t healthy. Sometimes going to the classes was more of an ordeal than a pleasure, but that was not the case for the psychology of dreams class.

She had to admit, she’d taken that course because she’d overheard several women giggling and talking about how hot the instructor was and how their dreams had become very sexy since they’d started his class. A part of the class work was to keep a dream journal. The women had been sitting at the table next to her in the coffee shop poring over their journals together and laughing about how they thought Al—Al Foster was the instructor—would respond when he read their dreams. She’d been taking a photography course then, and it had been one of the few times Leah had actually forced herself to initiate conversation, asking the women about the class. They were only too happy to share, and soon she was laughing and blushing and joking right along with them as they told her all about the psychology of dreams course and how it had truly stimulated their dream life. The next term, she signed right up.

A dream journal—that had sounded simple enough when Al—he’d insisted they all call him Al—had explained what it was. All she had to do was write down her dreams every morning when she woke up. But by the time she sat down at the breakfast table with her bowl of cereal and her coffee, dream journal and pen at the ready, she could remember nothing but bits of broken images—nothing dramatic, nothing with hidden psychological meaning—certainly nothing sexy.

After a week of drawing blanks from the dream world, Al had helpfully suggested that she keep the journal open by her bed, and that she set an alarm for every two hours. When the alarm went off, she was then to write just a few key words of what she remembered, words that would jog her memory in the morning.

The first time the alarm went off, she woke disoriented and confused. By the time she remembered why she’d set the alarm, she also remembered she’d forgotten to set the trash out for pick-up. She remembered that she needed to order some more vitamins online. She remembered that she needed to put the clothes in the dryer, but what she didn’t remember was her dreams.

The second alarm, she must have unconsciously shut off before she got fully awake, but on the third, she managed a little dream snippet about chasing a big dog through the local McDonalds, a dog who had shamelessly stolen her Big Mac right out of her hand. She hated Big Macs, and big dogs made her nervous. Well, that was at least something to analyze, wasn’t it? Though Freud had insisted that sometimes a cigar was just a cigar, surely that didn’t hold true for Big Macs, which she didn’t like, and big dogs, which she didn’t trust. Al would be pleased.

The second night there was a dream about a leather jacket with a huge snake for a collar, a snake that talked—kind of like a parrot. There was a dream in which she’d gone to the supermarket and ended up in a maze, unable to find her way out. There was a dream of planting begonias in front of the convenience store around the corner. For the rest of the week, she was excited to see that the setting of the alarms was working. Her key words helped her to remember details, and the rest was easy.

About The Author: K D Grace/Grace Marshall

Voted ETO Best Erotic Author of 2014, and a proud member of The Brit Babes, K D Grace believes Freud was right. In the end, it really IS all about sex, well sex and love. And nobody’s happier about that than she is, otherwise, what would she write about?

When she’s not writing, K D is veg gardening. When she’s not gardening, she’s walking. She walks her stories, and she’s serious about it. She and her husband have walked Coast to Coast across England, along with several other long-distance routes. For her, inspiration is directly proportionate to how quickly she wears out a pair of walking boots. She loves mythology. She enjoys spending time in the gym – right now she’s having a mad affair with a pair of kettle bells. She loves to read, watch birds and do anything that gets her outdoors.

KD has erotica published with Totally Bound, SourceBooks, Xcite Books, Harper Collins Mischief Books, Mammoth, Cleis Press, Black Lace, Sweetmeats Press and others.

K D Grace also writes hot romance as Grace Marshall. Find Grace’s novels here.

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New Release/Series: Love in Oregon (American Boyfriend Book 6), by Chance Carter Reply

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5 out of 5 Stars

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Review:

I do believe this one is my favorites in the American Boyfriend series. Part being, I grew up with a father that worked for the Forest Service and spending time in areas of the National Forest that the public did not have access to. This book made me think back to when I was younger and all the fun we had, even when planting trees. I would like more of this story line, please Mr. Carter. I look forward to the next book in this series. I highly recommend this book.

Reviewed by Epiphany

Description:

A Quick Read to Leave you Breathless!
It’s not only the wildlife in this forest that’s getting frisky. A search for an injured cougar quickly becomes something more exciting when the hot park ranger, Mitch, makes his feelings known. Mitch is rugged, sexy, and knows exactly how to treat a lady when a snowstorm blows in. Get wrapped up in a blanket with Mitch, because once this fire is lit, he’s going to be unwrapping you pretty quickly!

About The Series:

The American Boyfriend Series
Each week, I’m going to bring you a sinfully delicious new Book Boyfriend!
In the time it takes to read twenty pages, I promise to get you all worked up!
You become the saucy, feisty girl in each story. Feel what she feels. Taste what she tastes. Do who she does!
This series puts you in the heart of the action, in the heat of the moment, and in the arms of a man who knows exactly what to do with you!

Each story will take place in a different State. If you have any requests or ideas please message me on the Chance Carter Romance Facebook page. I’ll be there every day to listen to you and take note of your wonderfully naughty suggestions.

Other Books In The Series:

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4 out of 5 Stars

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Review:

What a book to start my 2017 list of “Read” books. Loved this read. This is a short, quick, fun, HOT read. If you have not read any of Chance Carter’s books this would be a good way to learn about his writing style and how much fun they are to read. I recommend this book.

Reviewed by Epiphany

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5 out of 5 Stars

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Review:

I loved this book! I loved that they felt this connection to each other and that it had a fated quality. I could see myself as the girlfriend!

Reviewed by Ruby

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5 out of 5 Stars

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Review:

A wonderfully written story. I love how it shows an older woman can move on from the past and start new beggingings. How she is made to feel attractive and that age isn’t a factor in a relationship. You can find love no matter what age you are.

Reviewed by Carol

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5 out of 5 Stars

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Review:

This is a universal story about a guy admiring a girl from afar never thinking she wants him too. Until she tells him. He then realizes she is meant to be more to him and goes about showing her that in an unusual and very special way. I loved how this started and felt a wow by the end. Some have said this was a sweet story but it’s not completely. There is sexual content that I feel is appropriate to the story.

Reviewed by Ruby

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5 out of 5 Stars

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Review:

Kurt is obsessively following his new client relations manager but in no way is his attention unwanted or intimidating. She wants him, too. Chance Carter achieved his goal with this American Boyfriend because I felt like the girl in the story and this steamy passionate story ended way too soon.

Reviewed by Ruby

About The Author:

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Hi, I’m Chance.

A Bad Boy who writes about Bad Boys. Who wouldn’t want to read that?
Here’s the deal. I write them. You fall in love with them. It’s as simple as that.
As a guy writing romance, I always welcome suggestions from readers about the things I’m screwing up.

You can contact me at chance@chancecarter.com.
You can sign up for updates and free books at chancecarter.com.

That’s everything.
xo
Chance

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Review: Waste of Worth (DeLuca Duet #1), by Bethany-Kris Reply

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5 out of 5 Stars

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Review:
Bethany-Kris has done it again. I don’t know how she does it, I’m just glad she does. I was so excited to read Dino’s story. Now there was a time or two that I wanted to give the big lug a hug but then turn around and reach inside my kindle and slap him. This is not a HEA but hope we will get one in the end. I can’t wait for the next book. If you like Mafia Romance Bethany-Kris is definitely who you need to read. Her books will keep on the edge of your seat while you are turning the pages. I Highly recommend this book.
Reviewed by Epiphany
Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Description:

Ask anyone and they will all say the same thing about just who Dino DeLuca is. A criminal, the son of a traitor, and a mafia Capo who can’t be trusted. His past has shaped his life, creating demons he can’t escape from that live in his mind day and night.

He is all too aware of just how people see him.

Closed off.
Cold.
Different.

He doesn’t care—keeping people out means no one can get close enough to hurt him again, and he already has one too many monsters with their claws stuck in his back that he’s still fighting off. His walls are so high, no one is climbing over them. Or so he thinks …

Karen came into his life like a spring shower, her light shining through the darkness and making him see something other than the hell that surrounded him for so long. She doesn’t know who he is or what he has done to become the man he is today. If he can help it, she’ll never know, and his monsters will never hurt her.

She sees his differences as beauty.
She never asks for more.
She is perfect.

The problem with happiness for Dino DeLuca is that his monsters don’t mind taking away what makes him happy. After all, what isn’t given cannot be kept.

These lessons will be the hardest he has ever learned.

AUTHOR’S NOTE:The DeLuca Duet is a two book tale following the same couple through their journey. It is a standalone Duet that can be read independently with a HEA ending.

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Excerpt:

Memories could make a monster out of a man.

There were times that seemed harder to deal with than others; a passing moment that could make Dino DeLuca’s chest tighten in pain, or his fists clench in anger.

The sound of metal being dropped was one of the worst. He swore he could feel his back bruising and bleeding all over again at the simple tinging tone.

Whispered words made him jumpy—paranoid. Whispers were good for nothing but taunting, and he didn’t want to hear those mocking words anymore.

Had enough yet?

Learn to follow directions, Dino.

It should fucking hurt, kid.

The stench of vomit, clinging to the air and seemingly never letting go, would make his panic rush into overdrive, overwhelming him with an almost sense of itchiness all over his skin. As if the vomit was still soaked and dripping off his clothes in the darkness as he sobbed in a dank basement, curled in a corner and fighting off another round of sickness.

The reactions always came so swiftly they surprised him no matter the time or place. His memories weren’t much different when it came right down to it.

These times were the most difficult for Dino.

Those times came at night.

When the lights were off …

When the apartment was quiet …

When it was just him and his monsters …

When he was alone.

The most frightening thing about monsters was the fact that they could be anybody. The old man sitting outside the pizzeria, tipping his hat at the ladies passing by. The young woman on the city bus with her hair bleached white and her gaze distant, staring at anything but anyone. The mother pushing a stroller down the street, oblivious but focused.

Or a monster could be the man dressed in three-piece suit stepping out of the restaurant he owns, the ring of his key fob for his white Bentley spinning circles as he whistled Ave Maria on his way to church.

Dino caught sight of the lower portion of his reflection in the darkly tinted glass of his Bentley’s window.

He managed a smile.

It was more like a smirk.

Fact was, the expression he wore was neither. Dino found it incredibly hard to smile—something that came so easy for others was foreign to him. When he did try, it came off as a grimacing grin and that worked its way into a sneer.

Or a smirk.

He liked that better.

It was manageable.

The monster was definitely the man wearing the three-piece suit with the key fob in his hand, staring at himself in the window, Dino knew.

Slipping into the SUV, the noise of the busy Chicago city street was silenced instantly as Dino turned on his vehicle and checked his rearview mirror before he could pull out onto the road.

He regretted choosing the rearview almost immediately.

While his reflection in the window of his car had been partly obscured by the shadows of trees providing shade to the sidewalk, it was not concealed at all in the rearview mirror.

Dino didn’t like mirrors.

He didn’t like the face staring back at him.

The soulless brown gaze, emotionless expression, and silence was more than enough to make him look away.

Except he couldn’t.

Under the right edge of his strong jaw was a three inch scar that started three-quarters of the way up his throat and stopped just before his ear. The broad slope of his nose had the slightest crook in the middle. Sometimes the left side of his jaw ached when it rained.

Those were the obvious things—marks, scars, and reminders he could pick out instantly when faced with his reflection. The longer he stared at himself, the more he would find.

It was—without meaning to be—the most dangerous game he could play with himself.

Church, he told himself. You need to be seen at church.

It was only the ringing of his phone that finally drove his gaze away from the rearview mirror, making him check the caller ID, and breaking his cycle of self-loathing.

Dino was grateful for that.

Not so much the caller that interrupted him.

Sighing, he connected the call through Bluetooth as he pulled out onto the road.

“DeLuca here,” Dino answered.

“Why the fuck is Riley Conti calling me with demands about you, Dino?”

Dino counted back from five silently before he answered his younger brother. “Theo, good morning to you, too. Are you at church? I’m headed that way. We can talk then.”

“Dino—”

“Church, man.”

Dino let the call drop.

Theo wouldn’t say two words to Dino at the church and he knew it for a fact. When it came to the public, Theo and Dino were constantly apart from one another—on opposite sides of the room where they didn’t have to speak.

It was the easiest way for Dino to handle Theo DeLuca.

Maybe that made him a coward.

The brothers’ history together was not an easy one, not when it had been shadowed by the death of their parents, and then the events that followed the murders. Unlike Dino, who learned quickly that trust was a beautiful myth in their lifestyle and in the Chicago Outfit, Theo was of a more stubborn mindset.

And so, the two were distant.

Dino tried with Theo, but it never really seemed to help the relationship.

He was all too aware that his younger brother blamed him for things that had been out of his control, though Theo thought his older sibling could have handled the past far better.

He probably could have—should have.

Dino thought he had, honestly. He’d taken years of abuse from the hands of their uncle Ben after their parents’ deaths. He’d lived separately from the family, sure, but he was not exempt from the beatings and the manipulation.

Of course, that was a story for another day.

If Dino got his wish, that day would never come.

Another call rang through to Dino’s cell phone.

He checked the caller ID again.

Ben DeLuca, it read.

Dino didn’t pick up the call, still driving toward the church.

He would see Ben soon enough.

Without even being told, Dino was already aware he would suffer for not picking up the call.

Years had passed since he’d suffered some form of physical harm from his uncle’s hard hand.

Years.

Dino’s chest tightened at the thought.

Truth was, he still wasn’t exempt from the manipulation.

Not when he was constantly haunted with it all.

He still wasn’t free.

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The Chicago Mob is the same as it has always been—violent, greedy, and excessive. The Outfit families have turned their backs when they were needed the most one too many times, but Dino DeLuca didn’t expect anything different.

His whole life has been lived for the Outfit—for his family.

He has a whole new set of reasons to live and fight now.

Karen Martin makes Dino change all the rules.

He’s finally ready to show everyone just how much waste is truly worth in the mafia, and just how far one will go for freedom from it all.

He’s learned these lessons well.

Too well.

Author’s Note:The DeLuca Duet is a standalone duet with a HEA ending that can be read independently.

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About The Author:

Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to three young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.

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