Laura Kaye’s – Hard Ink Series! Trailer Reveal!


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We are over the moon about this Trailer Reveal for Laura Kaye’s Hard Ink Series! HARD TO LET GO-the final title in the Hard Ink Series, published by Avon Romance, is releasing June 30th!! Laura has a very special treat, through June 29, anyone who pre-orders HARD TO LET GO, and Fills Out This Form, will receive a Hard Ink Series Short Story! Just fill out the quick form here!

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And now….The Amazing Hard Ink Trailer…

About HARD TO LET GO:

Beckett Murda hates to dwell on the past. But his investigation into the ambush that killed half his Special Forces team and ended his Army career gives him little choice. Just when his team learns how powerful their enemies are, hard-ass Beckett encounters his biggest complication yet—a seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey.

A tough, stubborn prosecutor, Kat visits her brothers’ Hard Ink Tattoo shop following a bad break-up—and finds herself staring down the barrel of a stranger’s gun. Beckett is hard-bodied and sexy as hell, but he’s also the most infuriating man ever. Worse, Kat’s brothers are at war with the criminals her office is investigating. When Kat joins the fight, she lands straight in Beckett’s sights . . . and in his arms. Not to mention their enemies’ crosshairs.

Now Beckett and Kat must set aside their differences to work together, because the only thing sweeter than justice is finding love and never letting go.

Pre-order before or on June 29, fill out the form, and get a Hard Ink Short Story!

 

And don’t miss the other Hard Ink books, now available!

 

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Hard As It Gets

Hard as You Can

Hard As You Can

Hard To Hold On To

Hard to Hold On To

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Praise for Hard to Let Go:

“Kaye wraps up her bestselling series with this action-packed story, highlighting her talent for alpha military heroes, hot romance, and an ensemble cast of characters who are unique and engaging. A supersexy, high-octane romantic suspense novel that concludes the popular Hard Ink series in a completely satisfying way.” ~Kirkus Reviews

 

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Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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Release Day! Kendall Ryan’s The Gentleman Mentor


 

He calls himself the Gentleman Mentor.

Just reading his ad makes me feel more alive than I have in years.

He promises to teach me the art of seduction … and show me the most sinfully erotic pleasures. He’s going to help me become the kind of confident, sexy woman men can’t ignore.

Six lessons … with the most gorgeous man … who happens to be a Dom.

The only problem … now that I’ve experienced his brand of delectable domination will anyone else ever compare?

She’s a client. That’s all.

Or it should be.

But with every lesson, she’s becoming more.

The secrets I’m hiding behind the image of the Gentleman Mentor make telling her the truth—and having anything real—impossible.

I’m training her for another man, and that fact guts me every time I think of it.

I know she’s not mine … but part of me won’t accept that.

Am I willing to risk it all to keep her?

THE GENTLEMAN MENTOR is a full-length standalone novel.

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“You need to be punished for that little stunt you pulled earlier. Making my dick hard and swollen like that…” He makes a grunting sound of disapproval, and my pulse spikes. I can read the need written all over his features, in his tight posture. The need to punish me is flaring inside him, and that excites the fuck out of me. What’s happening to me?

“I’m sorry, sir.” I blink up at him, my eyes communicating my own need.

“What should we do to settle this?” His firm hands settle on my waist, making my belly twist with nerves.

Boldly, I reach down between us, my hand curling around the weight of his shaft, that even soft, is heavy in my hand. “I could take care of this,” I offer.

His eyes sink closed for a moment, and I feel him begin to harden against my palm. When he opens his eyes again, his perfect control is back. “Would you like that, pet?”

I nod. “Yes.” The idea of sinking to my knees before him and taking his heavy cock in my mouth makes me wet.

He shakes his head, telling me I’ve said the wrong thing, given too much away. “Not this time,” he says, then reaches for my throat.

Lightly circling his fingers around my neck, his lips graze mine. With his hands at my throat, holding me in place, he has my full attention, which I think is the entire point. His thumb strokes along the column of my neck, and he smiles slightly when he feels the insistent thrum of my pulse.

“Being in trouble excites you. Naughty girl,” he remarks.

I make a small whimpering sound as the need to touch him, to kiss him, rises inside me. The masculine scent of his skin, the way he towers over me, even in my high-heeled shoes, the devastating look that says you will belong to my cock. It’s all too much.

“How much time do I have before I have to return you?” he asks.

I can see into the kitchen, to the clock on the wall. “I have forty-five minutes before my next appointment.”

“Perfect.” Placing a kiss at the base of my throat, Hale steps back and begins removing his tie as I watch in hungry anticipation the way he slides the knot free and pulls it from his collar. “Turn around.”

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Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.

She’s a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.

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My Review of Homefront – First in the New Series from Jessica Scott


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He’s always loved her…

First Sergeant Gale Sorren waited a war and half a lifetime for a chance to get stationed near the ex-wife who left him years ago. When he finally musters the courage to see her, the life he imagined she was living was nothing close to the reality.

She’s never stopped loving him…

Melanie never stopped worrying about Gale each time he headed off to war. But he’s never been there when she needed him and she’s had fifteen years to steel her heart against him.

But when Gale moves to Fort Hood, he finally has a chance to make things right with Melanie and the daughter she raised without him.

Can Mel trust her heart to a man who has always let her down?

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First Sergeant Gale Sorren has finally gotten his wish to be assigned to Fort Hood, but somehow has not come up with the courage to approach his ex-wife and daughter. As a result he ends up running into Melanie at a “mandatory fun” event, two months after moving here.  Mel was not happy that he had been there so long and had not even picked up the phone to call his daughter.

After that awkward meeting he finally convinces himself to go see his daughter Jamie and to try to make things right with Melanie.

Jamie and her mother fight all the time and since she had been hospitalized for cutting, the trust between them is hard in coming. Gale offers to help Mel with Jamie, try to be a father now he is close by.  As such, one of the first things he had to do was escort a boy from his daughter’s room after they had cut school.

Alex is the son of First Sergeant Tellhouse, Gale had served with him in Iraq. Now he had to bring the Alex to his father for his cutting school and being removed from Jamie’s bedroom.  The boy looked scared and more than just a little.

When Alex shows up with a black eye and a really poor excuse Gale suspects Tellhouse is hitting his son Alex. However with no proof and Jamie worried, he is keeping an eye out. He needed proof to take it to command.

One of my favorite scenes is actually between father and daughter, occurring because she hasn’t spoken to her mother since the Alex incident and her mother took her door.

“Go away.”

Gale stood on the opposite side of a deep magenta sheet
that Jamie had stapled across her doorway. Gale smiled at the
petulant defiance in her voice.

She sounded like her mother. He wondered how she’d
react if he told her that.

He decided against it. He was there to try and make the
peace, not stir up the revolution again.

He was used to dealing with petulant kids. Hell, half his
company was only a couple years older than Jamie. He could
handle a cranky private.

Daughters were a whole ’nother ballgame.

He supposed it was different when said disgruntled
teenager was one’s own spawn, as opposed to someone else’s
kid. He was starting to think that dealing with a platoon full of
nineteen-year-old boys was infinitely easier than dealing with his
own kid.

Still, he’d never backed down from a challenge, and this
one was so much more important than anything he’d done
before.

He knocked on the doorframe again.

“Are you deaf? Leave me alone.”

“Jamie, it’s me.” He wanted to say it’s your father but the
word was awkward. Like a shirt that didn’t fit and cut too tight
beneath his arms.

The sheet yanked open. For a moment, she looked
genuinely curious about his presence, then the angry mask
dropped back into place. “What do you want?”

Gale stuffed his hands in his pockets and tried to figure out
how to get into that room without violating her space. She
needed to invite him in, otherwise it would be defeating the
purpose.

He couldn’t just give her orders like one of his soldiers.
That made the entire situation trickier than anything he’d
dealt with and he’d dealt with a lot.

“Can I come in?”

She scowled. “Aren’t you just going to barge in like mom
does?”

“Nope. Not until you invite me.”

“What are you, a vampire?”

Gale covered his mouth as he laughed out loud. Holy shit,
his daughter was a budding smart ass. He wondered if she knew
how funny she sounded. She stepped back to throw the sheet in
his face. He caught it. “I wasn’t laughing at you, Jamie. Swear. I
thought your vampire comment was funny, that’s all.”

She narrowed her eyes at him, only slightly mollified.
“Fine. Come in.”

Things heat up between Melanie and Gale and in a different way between Gale and Tellhouse as so many things come to the fore.

Turning pages was not an option, it was a must.  I couldn’t put this down.  Jessica handles the sensitive subjects of cutting and child abuse in a way I think few others can.  I laughed, cried, held my breath and I think I also had to take a cold shower while reading this book.

5 Contented Purrs for this wonderfully written book.

We also see some friends from the Coming Home series in this book. Sergeant Reza Iaconelli’s story is in Until There Was You Book 4 and Captain Ben Teague’s is in It’s Always Been You Book 5. Both are great reads as are all of The Coming Home Series!

 

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Jessica Scott is the USA Today bestselling author of novels set in the heart of America’s Army. She is an active duty army officer, a veteran of the Iraq war, is the mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, and wife to a retired NCO. She and her family are currently wherever the army has sent her.

She has written for the New York Times At War blog, War on the Rocks, PBS Point of View Women and War and has been featured in Esquire Magazine as an American of the Year in 2012.

She has published 11 novels and novellas about soldiers returning from war and has hit the USA Today Bestseller list twice. She has compiled two nonfiction projects about her time in Iraq and the return home.

She has recently completed a master’s Degree in sociology from Duke, a Masters Degree in Telecom Management from University of Maryland University College, BA in Cultural Studies from State University of New York. She is currently pursuing a phd in sociology.

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Sneak Peak Review – Pool Man by Sabrina York


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  Release Date Tuesday 5/5/2015

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 A fun, flirty romantic romp…with a twist!

Paige Barber needs a vacation. She can’t resist her best friend’s offer of a remote vacation home on a private Caribbean island. Jimmy, the sexy pool boy, is part and parcel with the offer. But recently dumped Paige has no intention of taking advantage of that amenity…until she sets eyes on Jimmy. He’s not a boy at all, but the sexiest man Paige has ever met.

And he can cook. Oh, man, can he cook!

She thinks it will be easy returning to the real world after an utterly wanton and sensuous week in the arms of a hot, hard, perfect man. But it’s not. It’s not easy at all.

 

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Looking for that sexy read for the pool or the beach? Well this is the book for you.

Paige Barber needed this week of vacation to totally unwind.  Her job as a PR agent for Rock Stars was wearing on her.  Wanting lots of peace and quiet to start her “tell all book”, she accepted her best friend Marlee’s offer of her vacation home in the Caribbean.  All she had to do was relax and enjoy Jimmy the pool boy.

They say first impressions are lasting and in this case I cannot refute that claim.

I think one of the best scenes is in the beginning of the book.

Leaving my clothes in a pile on the floor, I made a beeline for the pool.
And froze.
There was a man standing in the kitchen, gaping at me. A man. Not a boy.
And hell, was he gorgeous. He was tall and broad and had a shock of dark curls framing his tanned face. His features were sculpted perfection, high cheekbones, a strong, square chin and a long blade of a nose. His eyes were a chocolate brown and laced with dark lashes, magnified through his black horn-rimmed glasses.
I don’t know about you, but black horned-rimmed glasses on a hunky man has always turned me on.
He wore an apron emblazoned with the words Stud Chef over a black tee. I thought the apron was awfully cute, especially on such a manly man. The biceps bulging from the tight sleeves of his tee didn’t hurt. And he had a spatula in his hand. Another thing I’ve always found very attractive in a man.
Stud Chef seemed to sum it all up perfectly.
As beautiful as he was, he didn’t seem very bright. He stared at me, slack-jawed. A muscle worked in his cheek. He swallowed. Stammered. A burble of nonsense.
Yeah. Not too bright.
This had to be Jimmy.
Just as Marlee had described him.
“I’m Paige,” I said breezily, padding past him toward the pool. The glimmering water was tantalizing. I desperately needed a dip. “I’m going for a swim. Can you put my bags in a room?” I glanced at him and jabbed a thumb behind me. “They’re in the hall.”
“I…ah…” Again, with the flapping lips. They were beautiful lips, though. “Um. Sure?”
“Awesome.”
Yeah. He was a gorgeous piece of manflesh, Marlee’s pool boy. But a fairly dim bulb.
Which was a pity. Because physically, he was perfect. Physically, he made me drool a little in my mouth.
Okay. A lot.
But to really attract me, I needed a guy who was smart. And funny and playful. If he could not be a douchenozzle, that would be nice too.
But for me, lack of smarts was a deal killer. As cute as they were, sexy glasses couldn’t cover up stupid.
I passed the marble island in the middle of the airy kitchen, which opened to a charming breakfast nook. Something nasty hit my olfactory process. I wrinkled my nose and glanced at the pan on the stove.
“Your eggs are burning.” Charring, actually.
He flinched and tore his eyes from me and stared down at the pan, as though he couldn’t quite grasp the import of what I’d said.
Awesome. He couldn’t cook either.
What a pity.

Jimmy wasn’t what she expected, and well I don’t think Jimmy quite expected her either.

I found myself giggling at some of the antics in this book and fanning myself through others.  I really can’t say too much without spoiling it, so you’ll have to read it yourself.

Definitely a fun read with lots of really hot sex with a really hot Pool boy.

5 Contented PURRS for Sabrina!

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Blog Tour for Clipped by Love by Toni Aleo with $100 GC Giveaway and My Review!


Clipped by Love
Toni Aleo

Contemporary Romance

Bellevue Bullies #2

Things are heating up for the Sinclair boys! With one already in the NHL, Jayden Sinclair is hoping to be next!

This has been the toughest year of my life. I watched my brother go into the draft without me, my mom got divorced, and the weight of my family’s issues is heavy on my shoulders. I feel like it’s my job to fix everything while working my butt off in school and trying to make my game better. I have to go into the draft. It will give my family the support they need, and it will prove that I’m good enough. But to get there, I have to show I can be the best captain for the Bellevue Bullies. The spot is mine—no one can take it. First though, Jude is making me go on a brother’s weekend. Innocent enough, I guess…until I see her. She’s the biggest competitor I’ve ever faced. Not only for my spot but also my heart. It’s hard to ignore someone like Baylor Moore.

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I don’t lose. I can’t. My dad has bred me to be the best in anything I do. I am driven, I am smart, and I am going to be the first woman in the National Hockey League. No two ways about it. I’ve worked too hard. I’ve been through too much not to have what I want. I know I can do it. I will make my dad proud, and no one will stand in the way of that. That is, until I let him in. He scares me. He makes me feel. And he could very well be the one person who can make me want more than just to win.

We both have the same goal. Victory. But how do you compete against the person you want to win? It’s not easy. Love isn’t something you can control. It isn’t like a puck that can be handled by a stick. No, it has a mind of its own and does what it wants.

Neither of us saw it coming, and we really don’t know if there is a way to score, especially when you’re being Clipped by Love.

 

 

 

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Jude, Jayden and Jace Sinclair are taking a much needed vacation in Florida.  Jude will soon be heading to LA to join the Kings and Jayden and Jace will be back in Bellevue to attend hockey camp before classes start.

 

Hockey player Baylor Moore takes a much need break from training to go to Florida with her two best friends. Mandy and Delanie are her opposites and she always has fun with them.

 

When Delanie sets her eyes on a guy who has just been thrown in the ocean by two others, things are about to change.  Mandy is engaged and has no interest in hooking up with anyone and honestly Baylor has no real interest other than having some fun, which in her mind doesn’t included sex.

 

Invited to a party at the guy’s condo, they are asked to arrive early to hang out for a bit. They arrive to find them playing street hockey and of course Baylor wants in. Jayden gets her skates and socks and the games begin.  This passage is a favorite and is just a taste of the game.

 

Skating back a bit, her tongue comes out, wetting her lips as she nods her head. I’m completely in a trance, watching as her arms flex as she plays with the stick, her eyes still locked with mine.  “So I have to watch out for you then?”
“Maybe,” I say with a wink.
She perks her lips out, and hot damn, I can’t help but think she’s gonna kiss me as she comes toward me.  She has the look in her eyes.  The one that can cause damage, but instead, she takes the puck, going around me like a fucking pro and shoots the puck hitting the pipe smack-dab in the middle.
Speechless, I look from the net to the pink line where she is fucking standing and then meet her gaze.  She stands there like it’s no big fucking deal that she just scored from our pseudo blue line.  Did that just fucking happen?
“Wait, what just happened?” Jude asks, pointing from the net to her.
“I think she just fucking scored,” Jace says, his face full of shock like mine. “From the line.”

 

The party ends for them on a very bad note and figuring she’d never see him again she returns home to continue working toward her goal of being the first woman in the NHL.

 

But life loves to interfere with one’s immediate plans.  Baylor’s dad and coach informs her they are moving again to outside of Nashville.  He is going to be the coach of the Bellevue Bullies, Jayden’s team.

 

The dynamic between Jayden and Baylor is explosive and the story will have you turning the pages to see what will happen next. I couldn’t put it down. So definitely put it on your MUST READ list!

 

5 Contented Purrs for Toni Aleo!

 

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About The Author
 

Toni Aleo is the author of the Nasvhille Assassins series: Taking ShotsTrying to ScoreEmpty Net, Falling for the Backup, and Blue Lines.
When not rooting for her beloved Nashville Predators, she’s probably going to her husband’s and son’s hockey games and her daughter’s dance competitions, taking pictures, scrapbooking, or reading the latest romance novel.
She lives in the Nashville area with her husband, two children, and a bulldog. Read more about Toni here.

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