Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Singe (Guardian Protection #1) by Aly Martinez: Cover Reveal


Blurb:

She was my nightmare. Every time I closed my eyes, I watched her fall into that inferno. Over and over, I failed to save her.

I hadn’t been able to reach her, and the guilt only burned hotter over time. Four years later, I was the unreachable one.

Heroes aren’t always saints. Sometimes, we’re nothing more than jaded sinners driven by sleepless nights and hearts full of darkness.

And then I met her. She was a dreamer who managed to soothe my scars and heal my wounds.

But, as the flames closed in around us, I feared I wasn’t the right man to save her. That is until I realized she was the one woman I’d burn the world down to protect.

Releases: February 6, 2017


About the Author:

Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in Chicago, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.

After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.

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Egomaniac by Vi Keeland: Review Blitz


Blurb:

The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office.
I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.
He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.

Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant.
Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all.

Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office. He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated.
Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent.
I was swindled out of ten grand.

The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place.
I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients. But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind.
I never expected my body to react every time we argued. Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.

The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships. And my job was to help people save their marriages.
The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing.
And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.





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About Vi Keeland:

Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting USA Today Best Selling smut author by night!

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Review by Michelle:

I'M IN LOVE! I'm in love with Drew Jagger. I'm in love with Egomaniac. And I just may be a little bit in love with Vi Keeland (in a totally normal and healthy way that is). I don't know how Vi Keeland does it, but she continues to create masterpiece after masterpiece again and again and again, each one incredibly fun, totally swoony, and utterly addicting, and each just a little better than the last. Amazingly endearing characters, banter that will plaster a silly grin on your face the whole way through, one of the zaniest, craziest, funniest first encounters ever, and a healthy dose of sexual tension all culminate in a top read of 2017 by Vi Keeland within the first few weeks of the year for the second year in a row.

Vi Keeland always has a way of sucking you into her stories with the most outlandish situations that only seem to get more and more absurdly enjoyable with each page. Between the comical first meeting, loveably cocky heroes, fiery leading ladies, and absorbing plotlines, this is one author that never disappoints. A Vi Keeland story is always smart, witty, super sexy, romantic, and amusing and Egomaniac is a shining example of all this and more.

Between the way in which the story is told and some of the best banter I've read in a very long time, you will be hooked, consumed, and obsessed with this story. And hooked I was. If you can find a good spot to put this book down, I would have loved to have known about it before I began reading as I couldn't make myself stop for just about anything; kids, food, bathroom breaks, and least of all sleep. The way in which we are fed tidbits of Drew's past expertly keeps you enthralled in Drew and Emerie's story while chomping at the bit to know more about what makes Drew the man we see today. The banter keeps you uncontrollably flipping pages with an insatiable need for more of the bickering, the sarcasm, and the witty comebacks. I could not keep the smile off my face and couldn't help but burst out laughing, even at the most inopportune of times.

The characters are some of my very favorites. Emerie is the cutest little firecracker. A tad quirky, just sassy enough to be confident without being off-putting, and just shy enough to be a bit clumsy, a but unsure of herself at times, and a whole lot of funny. Drew is adorably cocky, unbelievably sexy, and about as straight forward and down to earth as it gets. He may be a bit jaded and a lot bitter, and rightly so, but once you break through his hard exterior, he is soft and sweet, kind, thoughtful, and generous.

As always there is so much more to this story than meets the eye. Is Drew charmingly full of himself? You know it. Is the story entertaining and hilarious? Without a doubt. Will this story make you so hot and bothered you are sure to break out in a sweat in below freezing temperatures? I can almost guarantee it. At the same time it is also incredibly sweet and heartfelt, touching and meaningful.

When you read as many books as I do, things can quickly become stagnant and redundant. Egomaniac is a breath of fresh air. I devoured this book. From the moment I opened Egomaniac I could not stop reading and I was dreading each subsequent page as I never wanted it to end. Egomaniac is in a class of its own. The best of just about anything you could hope for in a great, engaging, romantic read and another open and shut case when it comes to Vi Keeland's talent and artistry.

*complimentary copy provided by author for an honest review

Rating: 5+ Stars

Life of the Party (Calypso Falls #1) by Kris Fletcher: Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway


Blurb:

In this all-new contemporary romance series, the five Elias sisters of Calypso Falls, New York, discover that love sometimes arrives in surprising ways...

Jenna Elias was always the life of the party, coasting on her charm and beauty, hiding the shame of the scandal surrounding her absentee father, a corrupt politician. But the party ended all too soon with an injury that left her partially paralyzed and a husband who simply left her. Now, at age thirty, she’s back in Calypso Falls. She leads a simple existence working in her sister’s coffee shop, but Jenna misses the joy she once had in her life. Then Cole Dekker walks into the coffee shop.

As idealistic as he is sexy, the local lawyer is running for mayor of Calypso Falls. Drawn to Jenna’s quick wit and radiance, he asks her to volunteer for his campaign. As the two start working together, there’s no denying the powerful attraction they feel for each other. A desktop makeout session leads to much more. But when Jenna’s dad returns to Calypso Falls and wants to be a part of her life again, the association could spell political suicide for Cole—and the end of a once-in-a-lifetime chance at true love. 
 


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About the Author:

Kris Fletcher writes about small towns, big families, and the love that grows despite them. She has a thing for underdogs, which probably explains her lifelong devotion to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kris shares her central New York home - fondly known as Casa Kitty – with her husband, kids, two cats, and a large population of wild killer dust bunnies. You can learn more about Kris, her books, and the view from her balcony at www.krisfletcher.com.
 


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Excerpt:

(Jenna) couldn’t quite stop staring at him.

Her rational brain ticked through the points—attractive guy, my age, waiting politely—while something within her urged her to look harder. Deeper. Before she missed something vital.

Then he raised his eyebrows and tipped his head, and she caught it. The flash of humor. The air of expectancy. The feeling that, in this moment, she was the only thing that mattered to him.

“Could I get a coffee, please?”

Hello, reality, you cruel bitch.

“Um . . . sure. Sorry. I’ll be right with you.”

Okay. So his desperate focus had been not on her, but the caffeine she represented. Nothing wrong with that. Better, even, than the possibilities being offered up by her imagination.
She returned to the register and focused on the order she needed to modify. It would be a lot easier if she wasn’t certain that he was following her every move, watching her hands glide across the keyboard like they held Harry Potter’s wand. Or maybe he was the one with the magic. It certainly took all of her resolve to stay on task when she had this sense that she was being compelled to turn back to him.

Lucky for her, learning to walk again had taught her a few things about determination.

At last the receipt was modified. She braced herself and returned to Mr. Compelling with the practiced smile she kept in her pocket for any situation requiring tact and/or faking.

“Sorry for the delay. One coffee, right?”

“Right. Milk, no sugar.”

“Let me deliver these and I’ll get right on that.”

She reached for the tray, but he placed a hand across it.

“Hang on,” he said.

Well, hell. There was nothing like watching a guy turn into an entitled, demanding jerk to crash through the Hormone Net.

“I’ll be right back.” She said it firmly, resisting the urge to explain playground rules about taking turns to him.

“That’s going to the table in the corner, right? The loud group?” At her nod, he added, “I’m with them. Add my coffee to the bill, let me pay up, and I’ll do the delivery myself.”

Her first thought was that Aunt Margie had got things seriously wrong when she said that all men were shortsighted asses who couldn’t see beyond the ends of their peckers.

Her second was that he’d caught her limping and felt sorry for her.

She straightened her shoulders, her backbone, her hips. “Thanks, but I can manage.”

“Sure you can. But I’m heading that way anyway.”

“That’s very kind of you, but I’ve kept them waiting long enough.”

“Yeah, well, I kept them waiting longer. If I come bearing gifts, they might be more forgiving.” The grin flashed again. “In fact, why don’t you toss a few of those muffins on the tray, too. I have a lot of groveling ahead. It might go better if I feed the beasts before I throw myself on their mercy.” How was a girl supposed to resist that?


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