Release Blitz for – When An Alpha Purrs by Eve Langlais – With Giveaway and My Review


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When An Alpha Purrs

By Eve Langlais

A Lion’s Pride, #1

Paranormal/Shapeshifter/Werelion Romance

June 4th 2015

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A lion’s pride isn’t defined only by those he commands but also resides with his hair, so when a human dares to butcher Arik’s mane, he gets his revenge—and claims her as his mate.

A billionaire CEO and leader of the largest East Coast pride, Arik is a ladies man and a lion. Used to commanding others, and obedience, he can’t believe it when a hairdresser with tempting curves chops off a hunk of his precious mane.

But her biggest mistake is in running from him.

Run as fast as you can, little mouse, because this cat loves to chase—and pounce.

Oh, and he also likes to nibble on tender bits. What he doesn’t expect is to fall for a human woman, a woman who can make the impossible happen because everyone knows lions can’t purr…until now.

 

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I love my shifters and this one is a hoot!

Arik is an egotistical, hot-headed, Alpha Lion, and his nemesis a feisty, sarcastic hairdresser named Kira.

Many of the alpha shifters I have read are arrogant to a point but Arik takes it to a whole new level. One of the funniest passages for me, not so much for Kira is in the first chapter.

Rejection was not something he encountered. Until now.

“Are you seriously having to ask why I won’t date you?” She sounded so incredulous. “Would you like me to recite the list alphabetically?”

Actually, he did. “Let’s hear it.”

Not even a pause. “Asshat. Braggart. Cocky tied with chauvinist. Dumbass. Egotistical. Do I really need to go on?”

A chuckle rumbled forth from him—again. What was it about this woman that delighted him? She kept arguing and defying him at every turn, and yet he couldn’t help but find her amusing. She utterly intrigued him, especially as he tried to guess what she’d say next. How refreshing to come across a female that wasn’t related to him, or impressed by him, who dared to treat him as a man.

One she considered beneath her standards.

“I think your list needs tweaking.” He launched a defense of his character.

“Oh really? And just how do you see yourself? I’m sure this will be good.”

“Let me see. Attractive, bold, courageous, daring, elegant, ferocious, especially as a lover,” he admitted with a wink. “Gallant.”

With a derisive snort, she interrupted. “Ha. I highly doubt that.”

“And yet you don’t really know me. My lady friends would tell you that I am a gentleman.” When it came to opening doors and picking up the check. Other than that, there was nothing gentle about him. Just ask those who crossed him.

Kings didn’t let anyone question their authority.

“I wouldn’t know, though, about this supposed gallantry, because I’m not your lady friend.”

“You could be.” He gave her another chance. She truly did draw him in with the roundness of her figure, hugged by faded denim and topped with a baggy sweatshirt that drooped enticingly off a shoulder, baring a black strap.

Lace or cotton? A feline mind wanted to know.

But apparently he wouldn’t know today, as she, yet again, managed to resist him.

“Date you? Not likely.”

Again words emerged from him without volition. “Why not?”

“Oh please. I’ve seen enough to know you’re not my type.”

Such a liar. Apparently he wasn’t the only one aroused by their repartee. The musky scent of her arousal tickled his senses. It made him bolder. “I guarantee when I’m between your thighs and you’re clawing my back, you’ll be screaming a different tune.”

So he might have come on a tad strong with that last statement. That was still no excuse for what happened next.

“Pig.” However it wasn’t the animal insult that was her most grievous crime. It was the gigantic hunk of hair she snipped off!

An irreplaceable, thick chunk of his hair permanently removed. Accidental or intentional, it didn’t matter.

Ack! My mane.My beautiful, precious mane.

He couldn’t help a low rumbling growl. His eyes glinted in the mirror, the gold catching the light and reflecting it, along with his fury.

“You. Did. Not. Just. Do. That.” And yes, he might have growled the last bit.

“Oops? Did I do that? Sorry.” Said with no repentance at all. With a smirk and a blown kiss, she let her crime rain down over him in a golden, threaded shower.

And then, she ran.

The chase was on! Kira is a strong woman, except when it comes to the reason she is working in her grandfather’s barbershop.  A secret she has no intention of sharing until it is sprawled all over her front door.

Arik while trying to deny the fact, she is his mate, gets a reluctant Kira to tell.  It is what she doesn’t know that could make or break the chance of happiness, hers and his.

Lively, fast paced read.  I loved the interactions with his pride especially his mother.  A couple of missed edits but overall a most enjoyable read!

4 Contented Purrs for Eve Langlais!

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~ New York Times and USA Today Bestseller~
 Hello, my name is Eve and I am a Canadian author who loves to write hot romance, usually with shifters, cyborgs or aliens lol.
Be warned, I do have a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing. I like strong alpha males, naked chests and shifters. Lots of shifters. In fact, you’ll notice most of my multi partner stories revolve around great, big, overprotective shifters who just want to please their woman. I am also extremely partial to aliens, you know the kind who like to abduct humans and then drive them insane…with pleasure of course.
I love to write, and while I don’t always know what my mind is going to come up with next, I can promise it will be fun, probably humorous and most of all romantic, because I love a happily ever after.
Thanks so much for coming by and checking me out.  If you’d like to know more, read some excerpts or find out what’s coming next, then please visit me at my webpage Or sign up for my new release email list.
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Title: Worth It All
Series: The McKinney Brothers #3
Author: Claudia Connor
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: February 9, 2016
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After a car accident stole his dreams of pro football, JT McKinney has made a new life for himself far away from his old one. He spends his time in a prosthetic research and development facility, his attention on machines instead of people until a chance meeting with a young mother and her five year old daughter who need his help. He’ll have to let go of the past if he wants a future.

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“Told you he was interested,” Jenny said, sliding up beside her. 

“He wanted to talk to me about Casey.” 

“Then what are you doing over here? My God, he’s melting my eyeballs and he wants to be your hero? I’d kill you if I didn’t love you. Go.” Jenny gave her a not so gentle nudge in his direction and followed behind. “Hello, hotness. Paige here has to eat before she goes to her next job. Sit,” she told Paige. “And order something or I’ll do it for you.” 

Paige sat down across from him and glanced at her watch. She only had about twenty minutes. 

“Brussel sprouts it is.” Jenny pretended to write on her pad. 

“Okay. Grilled cheese. To go. I’ll eat it in the car.” 

“She’s single by the way. Just in case you want to store that info away for another day.” 

“I’m sorry. Jenny is…” 

“Not married,” Jenny offered with a wink, walking away. 

“Impulsive,” Paige muttered as the nerves settled in her stomach at being left alone with him.
“I’m Jake.”
His voice was deep and smooth with just that one word as he held out his hand and she slid her palm against his. It was hot, strong, and slightly rough and her heart came up into her throat. A simple handshake but…when a man who could melt your eyeballs took your hand, stared into your eyes with his own deep brown ones, it felt like…a lot more than a handshake.
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Counter Clockwise by Elle Strauss  (Clockwise, #5)
Genres: Time-Travel, Young Adult
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High school senior Casey Donovan is in trouble. Again. If only she had trusted in Nate’s loyalty when he traveled to Spain with his college basketball team – despite the accompaniment of the cheerleading squad and Fiona the Floozy who’d made it super clear she wanted Nate for herself. Then she wouldn’t have made that impulsive trip to Hollywood and let Aiden do that stupid thing that threatened her relationship with Nate, and triggered a trip into the past. Only something is wildly wrong. She’s not in the 1860s like she should be. It’s 1929. And she didn’t come alone.

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I’m the author of the Minstrel Series (contemporary romance), A Nursery Rhyme Suspense (Sci-fi Mystery Romantic Suspense), the Perception Series (young adult dystopian/science fiction) and young adult historical fiction. I also write fun, lower Young Adult (teen) fiction to do with whimsical things like time-travel, fairies and merfolk (with a nice helping of romance!) as ELLE Strauss. I love to connect with my fans. I’m on facebook (author pages for both Lee and Elle) and twitter: @leestraussbooks. Other trivia about me: I’m a married mother of four; I sometimes live in Canada and sometimes Germany; I’m fond of dark chocolate, and soy lattes; I like yoga, cycling and hiking in good weather.

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Release Blitz with Giveaway and My Review – Em Petrovas’ Ropin’ Hearts


  Ropin’ Hearts
 Boot Knockers Ranch #4
By
 Em Petrova
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
  Release Date: June 9, 2015

 

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It’ll take more than ropes and whips for this cowboy to keep his bratty woman in line.

At twenty-three, Bree Roberts is ready to sow some wild oats. The perfect place to start? The neighboring spread—The Boot Knockers Ranch, where twenty smokin’ hot cowboys deliver sexual therapy to women. The problem? The entry fee is more than she’s made in a lifetime.

Only wanting to explore, she figures her tanned, toned legs will be her ticket to ride. Except Ty keeps kicking her off their land. Then she begins to suspect the reason why. He likes her.

If Ty spots that little vixen wrapped around one of his cowboys one more time, he’s going to throw her over his knee. Trouble is, she’d like it. Catching her participating in the ranch’s notorious, semi-clad Cornhole tournament is one thing, but when he finds her under their resident Dom’s whip, enough is enough.

Ty won’t throw a naked woman out of his bed, namely one who deserves a spanking, but showing Bree the rewards of sex mixed with a little emotion leads to trails neither of them intended to tread.

Warning: Contains a spitfire cowgirl who excels at breaking the rules, and a cowboy who lays down the law—and a firm hand on her ass cheek.

 

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Holy Moly! This book was so hot the words practically flamed off the pages.  I am extremely surprised that my kindle didn’t melt.

The story of the Cowboys of the Boot Knockers ranch continues with a feisty neighbor who’s curiosity may just kill the cowboy. Bree is a spoiled brat wanting to rope a boot knocker and Ty is the boot knocker aiming to tame her.

Bree’s antics and Ty’s responses while sizzling, funny and at times frustrating as hell were well suited to their personalities.  I am not putting a favorite passage as I can’t find one doesn’t have at least a smidgen of red hot in it.

My advice is to grab a couple gallons of ice water, turn the air conditioner on high and dive head first into this book!

I’m almost afraid to see what Em comes up with for the next one, as this series has gotten progressively hotter. This one will be hard to top.

5 Contented Purrs for Em.

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Em Petrova lives in backwoods, Pennsylvania, where she raises four kids and a Labradoodle named Daisy Hasselhoff. Her dream is to buy an old pickup and travel small-town USA meeting people and hearing their stories. Her heroes are hardworking—in bed and out—and she is known for panty-scorching erotic romance.

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Coming Tomorrow! The final episode of the Shifting Magic Trilogy – Moon Mated by Lia Davis


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Shifting Magick Trilogy Book 3

A Shifter and Witch Paranormal Short

Publisher: After Glows (June 9, 2015)

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Diana Kelly is the baby of three witches and, like her sisters, cursed. She must find her one true mate before midnight on her thirty-third birthday or risk becoming undesirable to everyone outside of her family. With her sisters happily mated and curse-free, Diana holds on to hope for a miracle. However, the clock is ticking, and she’s running out of time, and options.

Terrence Miles is a lone wolf, loyal only to his Alpha. When he meets the youngest Kelly sister, he’s mesmerized by her beauty and soft curves. His wolf pushes him to claim her, but the man is hesitant. He’s never imagined himself mated. Could their mating break her curse and satisfy something in him he didn’t know was missing?

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Diana’s curse is the most complicated of the three sister’s. Her problem, her mate wants nothing to do with it. Tomorrow is her birthday and she is resigned to the fact that she would not be breaking her curse. She would grow old and crazy like her grandmother.

Granny’s been at it again and Diana heads over to her sister Olivia’s, first stopping to see if Terrence wanted to come with her.  One of my favorite exchanges is between Olivia and Diana after her arrival.

Diana’s sister entered the room, brows dipped in concern. “What’s wrong?”
“Grams. She did it again. Why can’t she just leave things alone?”

Huh? Confused, Terrence watched Olivia wrap an arm around Diana and lead her to the sofa. “Calm down and explain what you mean.”

With a deep, shaky breath, Diana closed her eyes briefly before speaking. “Grams said she helped me. I tried to get her to explain how and the spell she used, but you know how confused she gets. Anyway, that’s why I really wanted to come over. I stopped off at Terrence’s to see…” Diana met his gaze briefly before giving her attention back to her sister. “Well, to see if he was a cat or something.”

Terrence laughed. “I can ensure you that your grandmother hasn’t been here.”

Diana shook her head. “She doesn’t need physical contact.”

Olivia sighed. “Why are you so upset?”

“Because I was approached by four males on the way here who all want to court me.”

“Oh,” Olivia said and stood. She held out her arms, and a large, leather-bound book appeared in her hands. “Sounds like an attraction spell. Or it could be another love spell. We never know with Grams.”

Terrence stiffened. While he understood why the crazy old woman would cast a spell, he didn’t like the sound of a love spell. Especially if it worked on everyone but him. Unless he was
already in love…

This family has a lot of fun dynamics and witches have no chance over the wolves.  Unless of course it is a witch denying her destiny.  I am really not sure who was trying to convince who here. This was yet another light-hearted, fun, and very sexy read.  Perfect for the beach or just to relax and enjoy!

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Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and three equally special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and a lover of romance. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.

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O_o A 99c Sale Blitz – Giveaway and My Review for Pushin’ Buttons – By Em Petrova – The Boot Knockers Ranch Series #1


In Preparation for the Release of Ropin’ Hearts the latest in The Boot Knocker Ranch Series on June 9th

 Pushin’ Buttons
 Boot Knockers Ranch #1
by Em Petrova
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
  Release Date: June 10, 2014
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It’s all in her head. Until she falls into the hands – and hearts – of two cowboys.

Sexual dysfunction. The words make Sybill cringe, but after one too many failed relationships, she has to face reality. Her O-button is broken, big time. Sick of sitting on the sexual sidelines, she books a week at Boot Knockers Ranch. If a passel of rugged cowboys vying to bring her bliss can’t get her off, nothing will.

Hugh had planned to sit out this week’s rotation of sexual therapy, but when he spots sultry Sybill, he pulls rank. His bone-deep urge to possess her isn’t enough to coax elusive orgasms out of her body, though. And his resolve to give the lady whatever she needs wavers when she shyly makes a mind-blowing request.

Riggs stepped aside when Hugh muscled in to claim Sybill, but he jumps at the chance to fulfill her ultimate fantasy—a threesome. But once they come together, all barriers are stripped away, exposing his love for the one man—and woman—he’d break every last rule to make his own.

Warning: This ain’t your daddy’s ranch. Contains cowboys administering sexual therapy to frustrated ladies—and each other. Fresh batteries recommended. You’re gonna need ’em!

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I saw this on sale and I had to buy it. You know I have one-clickitis so that was no big surprise. I have read other books by this author and with a new one coming out soon, what better time to start the series from the beginning. I do that so rarely.

So I dive in, not knowing quite what to expect other than it was going to be hotter than hot, based on the warning in the blurb. Well folks, I was swept away into the story from the first page. I love the mantra, that they kind of compete for the women and push voting buttons, to light up their chairs. You get an immediate sense of fun and competition that lightens the mood away from the problems.

The Master of the Games, Hugh felt a connection with Sybill even before she went on stage. So in spite of being off for the week, he puts himself in the game. His goal to win this “sexy secretary” away from whoever had been chosen for her. As questions were asked of her, Hugh presses his button for her. So does his friend Riggs and the man she was supposed to be with, Damien. Both other men end up stepping down but Riggs did so with an attitude. He really wanted Sybill.

Having won her, he thought her problem of not being able to orgasm would be easy to solve. This was not going to be the case.
I’ve been hard pressed to find a non sexual favorite passage but here is one of my favorites. It occurs while Sybill is sobering up from a couple glasses of wine and runs into Riggs.

“I read your file. Says you’re a molecular biologist.”
She gave an enthusiastic nod that made her pale hair slither over her shoulders. He distracted himself by taking another sip of his coffee, barely able to keep from wincing at the flavor.
“What exactly do you do?” he asked.
“I fiddle with information mostly. Create testing for pharmaceutical companies about the effects of drugs on humans and also animals.”
“So you gather the information about the human bodies other people play God with.”
“Yes, just as you want to do with the horses.”
They smiled at each other, the link between them undeniable. He finally dropped his gaze to the coal-black coffee he held. “You know, my mother was ill for a long time. First lupus then lots of kidney and heart problems from the disease.”
Sibyll leaned over the arm of the chair and rested a hand on his biceps. “I’m sorry to hear that.”
He scuffed his knuckles over his jaw. “I appreciate it. Anyway, sometimes the side effects of the drugs were much worse than the symptoms. And sometimes she took drugs to counteract the problems created by other drugs.”
Sibyll pursed her lips in a sympathetic expression. “It happens.”
After drawing another sip into his mouth, he could barely swallow it.
“Why are you trying to drink that coffee if it’s that bad?” Amusement danced in her eyes.
“You know, you’re right.” He set the cup down and leaned against the chair back, crossing his ankle over his knee. Several minutes passed between them in silence, but it was far from uncomfortable. The glazed look she’d worn from the wine dissipated, replaced by the calm face of an angel.
“Everyone has a struggle in life, it seems,” she said softly.
Riggs studied her. More than once he’d had a woman spill her history of heartbreak or abuse. It sometimes purged and the woman was able to move on. He had to tread carefully, but he had to know. “What’s yours?”
Sibyll shot him a long look. “Hugh thinks I can’t ask for the things I want.”
Electricity shot straight to Riggs’s fingertips. He clenched them. “And what do you want?” The sparks between their gazes were a phenomenon all their own. He’d only experienced such a thing with Hugh.
Setting aside her empty mug, she turned completely lucid eyes on Riggs. “I want that threesome. With you.”

I swear, with each turn of the page, the heat went up several notches. I now understand why there is a warning with the blurb. The dynamic between Hugh and Riggs when coupled with helping Sybill reach her goal, made even breathing difficult.

I did some giggling at the antics and drank lots of cold drinks. A personal fan and cold showers were definitely required for this read. Of course you could also go with your BOB.

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Em Petrova lives in Backwoods, Pennsylvania, where she raises four kids and a Labradoodle named Daisy Hasselhoff. Her dream is to buy an old pickup and travel small-town USA meeting people and hearing their stories. Her heroes are hardworking—in bed and out—and she is known for panty-scorching erotic romance.

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Spotlight on Seducing Fortune by Brinda Berry with Giveaway


 

 

Title: Seducing Fortune

Author: Brinda Berry

Genre: New Adult

Published: March 14th, 2015

 

 

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Trust is the name of the game and fate holds the wild card…

Ex-stripper Emerson doesn’t have the time to fall for her boss Dylan. Between working three jobs and attending college, Emerson’s schedule doesn’t have room for a boyfriend. Especially not Dylan, who’s the poster boy for misbehaving bachelors—the kind of guy who belongs in Emerson’s old life. But when a stalker with connections to her convict father threatens Emerson’s loved ones, suddenly Dylan’s the only one who calls to her heart.

As the heat between them rises, will Emerson risk his life by opening up to him? Or will she risk his love to stop a criminal?

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Brinda Berry lives in the southern US with her family. She’s obsessed with cairn terriers, Kings of Leon, new technology and sandy beaches.  She’s also terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality.

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