Friday, March 24, 2017

Take Me Back by Meghan March: Review Blitz


Blurb:

We fell in love on a beach, got married in paradise, and I carried her off into the sunset. It should have been perfect, but saying “I do” doesn’t guarantee a happily-ever-after.

Two years later, I barely recognize either of us behind the walls we’ve built.

It’s time to bring it full circle. Back to a tropical paradise. Back to find out if we can still make this work.

I’m not willing to give her up, but to save us, I have to risk everything.

Two damaged people.

Countless secrets.

The fight of our lives.

We might be broken, but we’re not done.


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About the Author:

Meghan March is the author of contemporary and erotic romance novels.

Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

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Review by Michelle:

Meghan March strikes again with Take Me Back, the story of two people with innumerable secrets, who've made countless mistakes, and told even more lies. Two people, two years, one broken marriage, one vacation in paradise. Can their love be saved and their marriage salvaged? Only time will tell.

Just as you are caught up in this powerful and passionate story, the nostalgia, the yearning, and the remorse, things take a sudden turn that you will never see coming. This achy, angsty story rife with emotion, longing, desire, and regret morphs into a pulse racing, palm sweating, heart palpitating beast right before your eyes and you simply can't look away, can't put the book down for anything, and are gripped by this undeniable, compulsive need to know more, see more, read more, as fast as you possibly can. A beautiful story of reconnection, of learning to not take anything or anyone for granted, of deciding to take life by the horns and face the good or the bad, whatever may come, head on with the one that you love, Take Me Back is a total rollercoaster with feels of absolutely every kind. Whether you love angst, loads of emotion, action and adventure, or just a really great second chance, this book has it all.

*complimentary copy provided by author for an honest (and spoiler free!) review

Rating: 5 Stars

Three Wishes by Kristen Ashley: Paperback Release Launch w/ Cover Re-Reveal & Excerpt

Blurb:

When Lily Jacobs was born, she inherited Fazire – a genie. Her family had three wishes and they’d only ever used one so Fazire was stuck in the human world. This worked since he’d become a member of the family anyway.

Even with a genie, Lily's young life wasn’t perfect. To escape the kids making her miserable at school, Lily buried herself in romance novels. One day, when the teasing was just too much, she used one of her wishes. She told Fazire she wanted to find a man like in her books and she made the most complicated wish Fazire had ever heard. Her wished-for man had to be impossibly handsome, virile, fierce, rugged and ruthless (amongst a dozen other things).

He also had to think she was beautiful and he had to love her more than anything in the world.

Nathaniel McAllister wasn’t born to a life where there were such things as genies granting wishes. His life was filled with drugs, crime and neglect. He was running errands for a gangster before he was in his teens and, even though life and hard work led him to wealth and respectability, he always knew, deep down, he was dirty. When Nate met Lily he knew he was no good for her but as virile, fierce, rugged and ruthless as he was, Nate was no match for the pull of sweet, innocent Lily.

Unfortunately, Lily’s wish included that she and her hero go through trials and tribulations to test their love. And Fazire wasn’t only a good genie, he loved Lily – so he gave her exactly what she wanted.


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About Kristen Ashley:

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!).

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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Excerpt:

Nate didn’t know what he wanted but whatever it was, it certainly was not Georgia.

He was saved from answering Victor when he spied a youth wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, the hood worn up even though it was a warm day. The boy was slouching down the pavement, head bowed, hands in the front pocket of the sweatshirt, his head swinging this way and that, looking for his mark.

Nate’s guard, already on alert—always on alert—went into overdrive.

Nate’s eyes narrowed as he watched the youth, and Victor started to get into the Rolls. Then, as expected, the boy darted toward his target and Nate heard a woman’s outraged cry.

“Hey!” she yelled.

He watched the boy snatch the woman’s purse, his body tensing for action.

And then his eyes moved to the woman and uncharacteristically, he froze.

“Hey! He stole my purse! Stop him! He stole my purse!” she shouted.

Nate vaguely registered she was an American tourist. Nate also absently noticed that no one moved to assist.

In that brief moment in time, Nate was too busy drinking in the vision that was her, he himself didn’t move a muscle.

She was tall, incredibly tall.

And curvy, delectably curvy.

She had the most unusual colored hair. Hair that he knew from vast experience living in a house with Laura and Danielle for years came through a supremely talented and expensive stylist’s hands.

And she had an exquisite face, flawless skin and a bearing that was extraordinary. She had been given a wide berth around her even on the crowded pavement. Not because she was screaming her head off but instead because she was majestic, radiant, elegant…

Untouchable.

In a stupor from simply looking at her, the boy with her purse charged right by Nate.

Not in a stupor, she realized no one was going to help her, gave up screaming and charged right after the boy.

At the noise, Victor turned away from the car and Nate shifted to watch in astonishment as she deftly and agilely dodged the crowd, her long legs a match for the short boy. Then Nate watched in stunned surprise as she jumped onto the thief’s back with a graceful leap.

Everyone stared in shock but no one lifted a finger except a few started to take photographs.

“Give me back my purse, you thug!” she shouted.

Wrapping her long legs around her prey, one arm around his neck, she slapped him around the head with the other hand.

The thief staggered back then he staggered with intent and slammed her against the side of the building. Her head snapped back and cracked against the stone so loudly Nate could hear it from where he stood twenty paces away.

At the sound Nate jerked out of his stupor and forged forward.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Incentive (Infidelity World) by Pam Godwin: Release Blitz Review


Incentive by Pam Godwin:

Desperate men do desperate things.

When Decker Gabrielli hits rock bottom, he accepts a job as a hired companion at Infidelity.

Surrendering a year of his life to a woman he’s never met might be the worst idea ever. But money, prestige, and sex are powerful incentives. That is, until the job becomes more than a contractual agreement.

Hard limits are breached, panties are shredded, and rules are broken.

In the end, his secret to getting ahead is… her .

 

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About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

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Review by Michelle:

Oh how I love returning to the world of Infidelity. A familiar company and reminiscent setting bring us right back to Aleatha Romig's world, while brand new, enchanting characters, two haunting pasts, and an all new one year agreement culminate in an unputdownable addition to the Infidelity series and an intensely passionate and captivating love story with a powerful message. When instant adversaries commit to becoming lovers, all sorts of fun and delicious decadence ensues.

Decker is everything Laynee never wanted and yet exactly what she needs. Their chemistry is volatile and electric and the kind just begging to combust at any given moment. The tension while the two work out the ins and outs of their agreement is scorching hot and guaranteed to make you tingle and keep you jittery with anticipation.

Decker is a man all about the challenge and when it comes to confident, independent, and even dominant Laynee Somerset, the challenge doesn't get much bigger. Beneath his rough exterior though Decker is a brilliant, caring, compassionate soul and as much as he would never admit, really quite a softie. Laynee is so much stronger than she gives herself credit for and with the support of the right overbearing alpha man, she proves she is lovely, eloquent, courageous, and secure in herself.

While this spin-off is a complete standalone, if you are a fan of the Infidelity series, you will feel giddy with the appearance of an unexpected cameo that produces the very best possible outcome you could imagine. I never really expected there to be a significant amount of tie-in to the original series with the exception of the mention of a few people or places, but Pam Godwin expertly intertwines and expands Aleatha Romig's universe in the most divine and delightful of ways.

Although I understand that Laynee needs some major reassurance given her past, and I did quite enjoy one scene in particular which was really well done, I don't love the idea of someone doing something they are completely against in order to prove their love to someone else. In reality, do we all do things we don't necessarily want to or love to do for the ones we love? Sure, but in this particular situation things seems to be a bit too drastic and not exactly the only possible way to provide that much needed reassurance.

In the end, Incentive is a fabulous and consuming read in its own right as well as a perfect fit in the Infidelity world that we already know and love. A bit of a different side to Pam Godwin that will have you swooning one minute, experiencing all the feels the next, and getting all hot and bothered the next. These characters will get under your skin, parts of this story with resonate with everyone, and you will be hard pressed to put this book down for just about anything.

*complimentary copy provided by author for an honest review

Rating: 4.5 Stars

INFIDELITY WORLD

The Infidelity Corporation will broker relationships—for a price. Their clients are exclusive and successful, their employees confidential and classified. Infidelity ensures that CEOs, politicians, and high-profile artists find love, with their friends and relatives none the wiser about how the happy couple met. But twists and turns abound in a world where old money, new money, and no money clash, from West Coast to East Coast and beyond. Enter Infidelity’s world of entrapment, betrayal, and deceit, where you decide whose relationship is real and whose is just an agreement.

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Incentive by Pam Godwin, NY Times bestselling author

Desperate men do desperate things.

When Decker Gabrielli hits rock bottom, he accepts a job as a hired companion at Infidelity.

Surrendering a year of his life to a woman he’s never met might be the worst idea ever. But money, prestige, and sex are powerful incentives. That is, until the job becomes more than a contractual agreement.

Hard limits are breached, panties are shredded, and rules are broken.

In the end, his secret to getting ahead is…her.

MANOR by ​ Ted Persinger

​In Antebellum Savannah, young Sarah Montague inherits control of a manor and plantation, after her husband is commissioned in the Confederate army and leaves to prosecute the war. She finds herself faced with decisions she never could have imagined. But her troubles multiply when the Union army first burns nearby Atlanta to the ground, then Sherman’s March to the Sea takes them to Savannah. She has to overcome trials she was never prepared for. Her husband fails to return when the city is besieged, and she’s required to quarter a Union general, a man with dark secrets. Left alone, she must find within herself the strength to do what is right.

Manor explores the choices and fortunes Sarah must overcome. Is she strong enough, or will these forces break her? As her new country disintegrates, she must do what is right for her and those she loves. Will she have the strength?

Manor is a novella in the Infidelity Kindle World of Aleatha Romig, and is a prequel to that series.\

Sacrifice by Rae Riley

Chelsea Moore took the deal and signed the agreement. She was supposed to be assigned to a lobbyist. He was supposed to a stranger. Of course, life doesn't usually go the way it is supposed to go.

Instead of spending a year of her life investigating a stranger, Chelsea is stuck. Her new client isn't a stranger. It's her best friend's ex-boyfriend. He is the son of the devil and she is the sacrificial lamb.

To escape his entrapment, Chelsea will have to be cunning, use deception, and commit to a year of fidelity. Most importantly, she will have to convince her best friend that it wasn't a betrayal - it was a sacrifice.

Inheritance​ by TC Winters​

Renowned artist Dante Costello’s carefree lifestyle is shattered by his father’s brutal murder.

Although his mafia family is suspect, when he confronts the person he believes is responsible, the man is executed right before his eyes.

In a bizarre twist, his younger sister is arrested for their father’s murder, and Dante is ordered to locate a priceless stolen painting to exonerate her.

During his search, Dante investigates the family business and is devastated to discover his father’s legitimate lifestyle was only an illusion.

As the hunt turns deadly, Dante must race against time to protect everyone he loves.

DEVOTED by A.D. Ellis

​Kyle Matthews and Adam Jeffries have a terrific relationship, fabulous friends, and plans for the perfect wedding and honeymoon.

When their plans are derailed, a mysterious stranger comes to their rescue. Yet even with their honeymoon back on track, Kyle and Adam face doubts, hostility, and opposition.

Is their mutual devotion strong enough to save their marriage? Or will the bitter malice awaiting them be the beginning of the end?

**This is a male/male romance meant for ages 18+ due to adult material.**

Suspicion by Donya Lynne

My name is Max.

I’m a con man. A good one, too. One of the best.

But I’m tired of looking over my shoulder, waiting for my luck to run out. So I’m making a career change into the world of professional poker. Which is why I’m in Vegas. There’s a huge Texas Hold’em tournament at the Rio, and I’m going to win it.

My best friend and business partner, Shaun, isn’t happy with my decision to go legit. He says he brought me into the con game and that I owe him. He’s even willing to blackmail me to keep me under his thumb.

I don’t respond well to blackmail, so this isn’t going to work out the way Shaun wants.

Then there’s the girl. Disarming eyes, innocent smile, long legs. Nash came out of nowhere and filled a void in my unworthy heart I only recently realized existed. She’s trying to make a fresh start, too. Maybe together, she and I can create a new beginning and leave our crap pasts behind.

I’ll admit I’d fallen hard for this girl.

Harder than I’ve ever fallen, and probably harder than I should have.

Because I, more than anyone, should know how easy it is to fall for a con.

Suspicion is an Infidelity World novella about how things are always what they seem.​

Indiscretion by DD Lorenzo

Love is dispensable; companionship is critical.

Some words of wisdom that my father imparted to me. I never gave much thought to either. My only desire was to be my father’s well-bred heir. A true Southern gentleman who took what he wanted and paved the road to success with the spoils.

Hiding behind the curtain of gentility, I perfected my role.

Until desire tore it in two and I was left with the tattered remains.

Illegitimate by Lulu Astors

Meet the new boss…

Luca Costello, heir apparent to the New York Costello organized-crime family, is a man committed to sin, both professionally and personally. He takes no prisoners and expects no quarter.

Gabriella Buchanan, a beautiful and determined Chicago attorney with family ties to Brooklyn is on her way up when her path accidentally crosses with this son of a major New York crime boss. One look at the sexy, sloe-eyed Luca and she is instantly conflicted. She’s never been so attracted to any man before but they’re on different sides of a dividing line: the law.

For Luca, it’s simple. He can take what he wants and what he wants is Gabriella. In a universe of what-ifs, one thing is certain: Gabriella will prove to be either his saving grace or his fall from grace. The only question is which one it will be.

INSIDER by Jillian Jacobs

Infidelity insider Imina Lesedi is forbidden to share her employer’s secrets—and her own. Only one man understands the delicate nature of working for a company that provides companionship for the elite, but his social and financial status make him unattainable, even though Imina craves a visit to his darkroom.

Award winning photographer Aiden Maxfield views life from behind the camera. A charmer by nature, he relishes the moments he makes the elusive Imina smile—but he would much rather picture the exotic beauty on his rumpled sheets.

When the two are trapped together, the enticement proves too strong to resist. Raw passions are exposed, and their years of denial culminate in an insatiable desire for more.

But not everyone celebrates their newfound bliss. A malicious foe is threatened by Imina’s knowledge of a dark secret from their shared past. When that truth is exposed, Imina and Aiden must fight for their love before it becomes shuttered by lies, deception—and Infidelity.

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Author Bio:

Aleatha Romig voted #1 "New Author to Read" on Goodreads, July 2012 through now! She is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writer's of America.

She has lived most of her life in Indiana, growing-up in Mishawaka, graduating from Indiana University, and currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her husband of twenty six years, they've raised three children. She works days as a dental hygienist and enjoys spending her nights writing. She also likes to spend time with her family, friends and patients. Her pastimes include exercising, reading and writing.

Aleatha enjoys traveling, especially when there is a beach involved. In 2011 she had the opportunity to visit Sydney, Australia to visit her daughter studying at the University of Wollongong. Her dream is to travel to places in her novels and around the world. CONSEQUENCES, her first novel was released in August 2011 and has sold over 20,000 copies. TRUTH, the sequel was released October 2012 and has surpassed 10,000 copies in less than 3 months!

Aleatha originally published through self publisher Xlibris a subsidiarity of Author's Solution/ Penguin Publishing. In October of 2012 she re-published on her own, a true Indie Author. Later that month she published Truth through Romig Works. Aleatha is happy to be represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne & Miller Literary Associates.

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