Review: Unraveled: Guzzi Duet, Part 1, by Bethany-Kris 1

5 out of 5 Stars

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Bethany-Kris did it again! She never ceases to amaze me. As soon as this book showed up on my Kindle I dropped everything to start reading. From the first page to the very last I just could not put my Kindle down. I love Gian and Cara story so far, although Gian secret did not make me very happy. I am sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for the next book. Bethany-Kris has a true talent for writting Mafia Romance and is at the top of my to go to list when I need a fix. I Highly Recommend this book and author. Thank you Bethany-Kris for sharing you talent with us.

Reviewed by Epiphany

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Cara Rossi’s life has been a mess ever since her identical twin was killed. She blames the mafia, its ways, and the people within the caustic culture for a painful reality that turned her world on its side. In an attempt to momentarily pause her misery, a night out puts her on a path with a man she shouldn’t get involved with simply because of his last name—Gian Guzzi.

He’s the kind of man that makes it hard to say no.

Gian Guzzi’s problems are piling up fast. A murdered grandfather, an unpredictable mafia, and a new boss that threatens both his family’s legacy and his life. As a Cosa Nostra underboss, Gian has a duty. First to la famiglia, and only then to himself. In the midst of the violent uncertainty that has become unrelenting in his days, Cara Rossi should only be a distraction for him to enjoy.

She’s a happiness that he was never allowed to choose before.

His lies.
This life.
Their love.

It all unravels eventually.

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“So …” Bambi said, drawing the word out for much longer than what was necessary.

Awkward.

Finally, Cara’s mouth decided to play catch-up with her brain, and work. All she managed to say was a confused, “So.”

Bambi didn’t look offended over Cara’s lack of response to her presence, never mind her lack of enthusiasm at conversing like a normal human being. No, if anything, Bambi looked happier, her smile growing all over again.

And then Cara had to go and open her mouth to ruin it with, “What exactly are you doing here?”

Bambi’s smile vanished instantly, replaced by a hurt dancing over her pretty features. “I’m sorry. Am I not allowed to visit a friend?”

First, Bambi had always been more of a friend to Lea than Cara, for the most obvious reason … being Bambi’s lifestyle. For lack of a better word, Cara thought.

She could be brutally honest—Bambi liked her made men. Mafia men were just her thing.  But the second reason why Bambi should not be knocking on Cara’s door?

Cara looked at the clock on the wall. “It’s eleven-thirty at night.”

Jesus. Was it really that late already? Hadn’t she been talking to her brother that afternoon?

Well, shit.

Cara had literally slept her day away. She’d missed another round of classes. An exam. An assignment that was due. A lecture.

And she needed groceries.

Fuck.

She was a mess.

She didn’t even know how to go about fixing it. Or even if she wanted to.

Bambi only stared at Cara as though she had suddenly grown a second head in the span of seconds. “What are you talking about?”

Cara pointed at the clock. “It’s late.”

“Yeah, if you’re fifty.”

“I have school in the morning.”

Bambi cocked an eyebrow. “Tomorrow is Saturday, and I remember Lea saying once that you don’t have classes on Saturdays.”

Was tomorrow Saturday?

What was happening to her life?

Cara rubbed a hand over her face. “What do you want?”

“I was in the neighborhood. I thought you might like to see a familiar face.”

“You thought wrong.”

Cara could have softened that blow, but she didn’t have the patience to. Bambi didn’t seem all that offended. In fact, she looked as though she had expected that.

“Yeah, seems I’m not the first person you’ve chased off with your nasty attitude lately. People talk, and others tend to take notice and listen. I know we’re not the greatest friends, but your sister looked out for me a lot, and I’d like to think that Lea would be super pissed at me if I didn’t offer the same to you.”

Cara cleared her throat, more uncomfortable than ever. “I’m fine.”

“Well, that’s a lie.”

“Bambi—”

“You look like shit just came over and took another shit on your head.”

Ouch.

“Okay, that’s enough,” Cara said, grabbing the door to close it in the woman’s face. “It’s time for you to go.”

“Wait.” Bambi put her body into the doorway, effectively stopping Cara from closing her out. “One night, Cara. You can take one night to get out of this apartment, away from this …” Bambi waved at the darkness behind Cara. “Whatever this mess is, and do something. Maybe it’ll be fun. Maybe you won’t have to think for a while. Maybe you’ll even smile. What would it hurt to try?”

It could hurt a lot.

“I’m not even dressed or done up,” Cara said weakly.

Bambi smiled slyly, gesturing at herself. “That is why you have me.”

“I can dress and do my own makeup, thanks.”

“And I will be right here to make sure you actually do it. A new club opened up three blocks away, last week. I happen to know the owner is a great guy, and throws an awesome fucking party. Give it a chance.”

Cara was too mentally tired to argue. Or maybe it was that she wanted to feel normal for a minute. Even if that meant using alcohol and deafening music to do it.

That was that.

“All right,” Cara said. “Give me fifteen minutes.”

Bambi looked her over. “Twenty, at least.”

“You could be nicer.”

“You could look less dead.”

Bitch.

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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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Review: Winning Ace (Winning Ace #1), by Tracie Delaney 2

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This is the first book I have read by Ms Delaney and Winning Ace is a fabulous, fun read. I am not really into Sports Romance but this book is low on sports and more on romance. This book grabbed me by the end of the first chapter and then I could not put it down. When I turned the last page I felt lost, I wanted the book to go on. Cash is a sexy, hot tennis star and Tally is a curvaceous, new reporter, and Cash hates reporters. This would be a formula for a disaster but there was something about Tally that Cash couldn’t let go. She had gotten under his skin. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book. There is a cliffhanger but with the way the author has written this book it makes sense. I highly recommend this fun, sexy, quick read.

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When the opportunity arises for journalist Tally McKenzie to meet tennis ace Cash Gallagher, she grabs it without hesitation. Desperate for a killer story to advance her career, she’ll have to betray her idol and her own morals into the bargain if she is to succeed.

Renowned bad boy Cash wants one thing; to remain at the top of his game. He’s fought hard to get there, and he’s not about to lose his crown, especially over a woman.

When Cash divulges personal information, Tally seizes her chance and writes an explosive article. Incensed, Cash sets out to get his revenge. Except the darling of centre court gets more than he bargained for—a passionate affair with a woman he should detest.

But Cash is a man with secrets—secrets that could destroy his career. Dare he take the risk? Or is the cost too great, even for his perfect match.

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Tracie Delaney is the author of the Winning Ace trilogy. She loves nothing more than immersing herself in a good romance, although she sometimes, rather cheekily, makes her characters wait for their HEA.

When she isn’t writing or sitting around with her head stuck in a book, she can often be found watching The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones or any tennis match involving Roger Federer. Her greatest fear is running out of coffee.

Tracie studied accountancy, gaining her qualification in 2001. Her maths teacher would no doubt be stunned by this revelation considering Tracie could barely add two plus two at high school.

Tracie lives in the North West of England with her amazingly supportive husband. They both share a love of dogs, travel and wine.

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Review: The Rogue of Islay Isle, by Heather McCollum Reply

4 out of 5 Stars

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This was a good book. At times I found myself getting a little board by it which is the reason for the 4. I did enjoy the back and forth banter with the characters it made them more believable.

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Cullen Duffie, a Highland warrior and charming rogue, is the new chief of Clan MacDonald. Determined to prove he’s not his father, Cullen works to secure his clan against the English. When a woman washes onto Islay’s shores, Cullen protects her from his uncles’ schemes.

Waking up not knowing who she is or where she comes from, Rose is at the mercy of the man who found her. Unable to speak from the swelling around her throat from a rope tether, she learns as much as she can about the new world around her and the powerful, sword-wielding Highlander who has sworn to protect her.

Through dreams and flashes of her past, Rose begins to rebuild her memories. But the more she recalls about the horror she escaped, the more she realizes the jeopardy she is bringing to Islay, Clan MacDonald and the Highlander who has captured her heart.

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Taylor held out his hand to Rose, and she touched her fingertips to his palm. “Have we met, Mistress Maclean? Perhaps on Mull?”

Rose shook her head.

“Speak up now,” Captain Thompson said next to Taylor.

“She cannot speak,” Cullen answered for her. “And no, she is visiting from a northern branch of the Maclean clan.”

“Cannot speak?” Captain Thompson said. “How so?”

“An injury,” Cullen said and felt very much like he was digging a bigger hole with each utterance. But there was no going back. He only hoped his explanations came across as genuine.

Captain Thompson stepped closer, his gaze narrowing in on Rose’s neck where the shawl slipped to reveal the scabs. “God’s teeth, Duffie, what have you done to the girl?”

Rose’s hand went immediately to the shawl, tucking it higher around her throat. Beatrice stood completely still beside Errol. He and Broc both wore frowns and rested their hands on the hilts of their swords.

“Mistress?” Captain Taylor said, his hand tugging on her shawl until it slipped away, showing the dark ring around her neck. “You were being hung?”

Broc made a noise through his teeth. “Of course not. We don’t hang Scots visitors.” He left the rest of the boast, about hanging English visitors, unsaid.

“An accident,” Errol said.

During the exchange Rose kept a calm expression, her head held high, as she rearranged the shawl around her abused neck. Was she really as brave as she looked or could he add actor to his uncles’ lists of Rose’s possible sins?

Captain Thompson looked between Errol and Rose. “What type of accident leaves that sort of mark about a woman’s neck?”

The whole exchange was twisting out of control. He needed to cut the conversation and guide the captains out of the garden. “’Tis of a personal nature,” Cullen said. “Now, if you would like that tour, we can start in the kitchens.” He held out his arm to indicate the pathway.

Captain Taylor refused to take his scrutiny from Rose. Even though she cast her eyes to the bricks, she stood firm, transforming to stone like a maiden in Medusa’s garden. “I am not leaving this spot until you or Mistress Maclean tells me how she came by the rope burn around her neck,” Captain Taylor said.

“Aye, what is this personal injury?” Captain Thompson asked, thick lips jutted out.

Cullen exhaled and glanced at Rose. “Forgive me.” She did not move. Did she think he’d give her away, throw her to the English captains? The thought made his fists clench. He looked to Captain Taylor, who’d finally pulled his gaze from her to Cullen, demanding the truth with his stare. “The rope burn was obtained in my bedchamber,” Cullen said.

Broc choked and began to cough into his fist. Beatrice held her fingers pressed to her lips while Errol’s eyes went wide.

“Aye. We were but playing, and the rope caught around her neck,” Cullen finished.

“Playing?” Captain Thompson said, the idiot not catching on. Did he require a sketch drawn?

“In a carnal fashion,” Cullen explained for his benefit.

“He likes to tie the lasses up,” Broc added. “It’s something we don’t tell his mother.”

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Heather McCollum is an award-winning historical romance writer. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood of 2009 Golden Heart finalists.

The ancient magic and lush beauty of Great Britain entrances Ms. McCollum’s heart and imagination every time she visits. The country’s history and landscape have been a backdrop for her writing ever since her first journey across the pond.

When she is not creating vibrant characters and magical adventures on the page, she is roaring her own battle cry in the war against ovarian cancer. Ms. McCollum slayed the cancer beast and resides with her very own Highland hero, rescued golden retriever and three kids in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast.

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Review: TAKEN, by J.C. Valentine Reply

5 out of 5 Stars

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J.C. Valentine is one of my favorite authors and when I see a new book is coming out I can’t wait to see what it is about. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this novella but I can tell you this book was very well done. Even though this is a novella Ms Valentine has done an awesome job developing the story line and the characters. I truly enjoyed this book and could not put it down once I started reading. I Highly Recommend this awesome read. Looking forward to what ever Ms Valentine brings us next.

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Love is blind…
Especially when you’ve been abducted.

Caught in the dredges of life, Elise had come to the grudging conclusion that mediocrity was all she’d ever have.
Until a routine shopping trip turns into a deadly affair.

Taken. Two men, one a brute and the other an enigma. A cabin in the woods. One dangerous agenda.

Blindfolded and held captive, Elise’s mundane existence just got a whole lot more interesting. Thrust into the unknown, held prisoner by a man with rough hands and a gentle voice, she’s faced with her own demise while struggling against a growing desire for the unacceptable—her captor.

Will Elise make out with her life—and heart—intact?

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What kind of person became attracted to their kidnapper? It was too early for her to claim Stockholm Syndrome, so that just left insanity. Or the sex drought. She hadn’t had a close encounter of the penis variety in far too long to be healthy.

Well, she wasn’t about to start with his!

A door creaked open, and Elise felt the air change as they stepped into another room, the musty smell of dirt and dust thicker than in the rest of the place. Spinning her around, Manhandler gave her a gentle push, and Elise plunked down onto the edge of the bed, its springs screaming in protest as she bounced and fought against rolling backward into the center of the mattress.

“This thing must be ancient,” she commented without thought.

“I’d say seventies, at least.”

“Seventy years?” Elise screeched in disbelief. She almost leaped clear off again, considering what manner of filth it must harbor.

“Seventies as in what decade it’s from,” Manhandler clarified.

“That’s not much better.”

“Suck it up, buttercup.”

And so she would. Elise glared behind her blindfold at him, hoping he could at least feel her indignation and resentment. Except she hardly felt it herself, so he probably couldn’t either. Drat. She was a piss poor hostage. Where was her fire? Her raging sense of self-preservation? That snappy attitude all the fictional heroines in her plethora of romance novels had?

Left all that back in Neverland, she thought to herself. A self-deprecating smile began to form. Elise had never been much of a fighter. Just a sad and lonely girl living in a lonely world. Blah, blah, blah. Guess I’ll go eat worms.

“Whatever you’re planning, don’t,” Manhandler said in a calm manner that belied the threat inherent in his statement.

Elise wiped the smile off her face instantly. “I’m not planning anything.”

“Right.” He didn’t sound convinced. “Let’s keep it that way, shall we?” His hand smacked her thigh, startling her. “Lie down. Get some sleep.”

Elise eased herself down onto her side, grimacing as she thought of all the critters that were probably living among the blankets and within the mattress. God, was the pillow even safe to touch? “Where will you be?”

She heard Manhandler move around to the opposite side of the bed, and when he sat down, her body rolled to meet him in the middle. “Right here, buttercup.”

Elise gasped, scrambling for the edge of the bed—as far from him as possible without defying his orders.

“What,” he said with a laugh. “Did you really think I was going to leave you alone in here, so you could get up to mischief? Not hardly.”

That wasn’t exactly what she’d been thinking, but Elise would have done some snooping around, maybe searched for an exit. Not that she expected either man to leave her in any position to get them into trouble. They seemed to be one step ahead at every turn. Turns that were few and far between.

Elise froze in place as he settled in behind her. Releasing a little groan of approval, he shocked her to hell and back when he grabbed her around the middle and hauled her back up against his chest. Breath puffing against the back of her neck, Manhandler said in a sleepy voice, “This is for your protection as much as it is mine. Don’t get any ideas, just sleep, and we’ll get along just fine. Deal?”

What could she possibly say? No deal? He had her right where he wanted her, leaving Elise no choice but to play the hand she was being dealt. Unable to make her voice work, Elise simply jerked her head in affirmation.

“Glad you agree, buttercup.” Within a matter of seconds, he was out cold, his arm a vice holding her in place. And Elise? Well, she wasn’t going to sleep anytime soon.

About The Author:

J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.

Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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

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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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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.
Reviewed by Epiphany

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

Description:

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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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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Description:

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 Boxed Set Pre-Order Blitz – March 1st-7th 5

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?

Guitar God by Lindy S. Hudis

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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