Tuesday, May 22, 2018

NEW RELEASE with BOOK REVIEW! REBEL HEART (Rush Duet Series #2) by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland is LIVE!

(Book Two in the Rush Series)
Release date 5/22/2018

A Contemporary Romance Duet

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Authors 
Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

"Great read and one I look forward to reading again ..."
- (Rebel Heart) Craves the Angst

TITLE: Rebel Heart
SERIES: Rush Duet Series #2
AUTHORS: Penelope Ward/Vi Keeland
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: May 22, 2018
PUBLISHER: Vi Keeland/Penelope Ward
PAGES: Approx. 232
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RATING: 4 Stars!

Rush and Gia’s story continues in the gripping conclusion to Rebel Heir…

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:

Sleep with your boss. Check. 

Blow all your money on a rental you can’t afford. Check. 

How to walk away from a man you fall in love with at the end of a summer:

…I’ll let you know when I figure it out.

Rebel Heir is the second book in the Rush Series Duet.  Book One, Rebel Heir, is available for sale now.

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REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

4 “No more Unfortunately” Stars!

The Review: 
So, so good! After the first book left off with one heck of a cliffy, I have been patiently waiting to get my hands on the second book to this duet. I HAD to see if my suspicions were right and I HAD to know what would become of Gia and Rush, when the truth came out. I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. These two authors always bring the angsts and the tummy flutters and they always tell a great story.

Picking up right where book one left off, we don’t have to wait long to learn the secrets and when the truth is revealed, Gia is understandably upset ... and so is Rush. I felt so bad for Rush. He had a huge decision to make. He had to figure out if he could have the life with Gia he so desperately wanted and if he could be the man and father he wanted to be. But what I loved most is that even though he took time to decide, even though he left Gia hanging for a while, wondering if he would be hers in the end, he ALWAYS made sure Gia was okay. He protected her, looked after her and loved her while he thought things through. Rush was such a sweetheart. He was giving and loyal and kind and how he shared blood with his bio father and brother, I’ll never know because those two were losers!

Gia faltered a little in this book. I understood her waiting around, because Rush was definitely worth waiting for, but she also thought she deserved less than she did. None of it was her fault. I kind of wanted her to stand up for herself and feel worthy of all she was really worth, but it all worked out for the best.

I enjoyed how the authors gave Rush time to figure things out. The situation was huge and there was more than lust or even love to think about. They both needed to think about the baby first ... and they did.

I honestly couldn’t see how this book would end where everyone would get what they wanted. The situation was so complex, but in true Vi and Penelope fashion, they gave us the happily ever after we craved and gave us a fantastic story and a bit of angsts along the way. Oh and they also gave us some yummy sexy times, which is always fun!

Great read and one I look forward to reading again in the near future!

SERIES: Rush Series Duet #1
AUTHORS: Vi Keeland/Penelope Ward
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: April 7, 2018
PUBLISHER: Vi Keeland/Penelope Ward
PAGES: Approx. 295


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How to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons:
Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check.
Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check.

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:
Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and intense eyes that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the tony looking crowd.  A guy you can’t have when you’ll be leaving at the end of the season.

Check. Check. Check.

I should add—especially when the guy is your sexy, tattooed God of a boss.

Especially when he not only owns your place of employment but inherited half of the town. 

Especially when he’s mean to you.

Or so I thought.

Until one night when he demanded I get in his car so he could drive me home because he didn’t want me walking in the dark. 

That was sort of how it all started with Rush.

And then little by little, some of the walls of this hardass man started to come down. 

I never expected that the two of us, seemingly opposites from the outside, would grow so close. 

I wasn't supposed to fall for the rebel heir, especially when he made it clear he didn’t want to cross the line with me. 

As the temperature turned cooler, the nights became hotter.  My summer became a lot more interesting—and complicated.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.


Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over a million books sold, she is a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over fifteen novels, including RoomHate which hit #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Other New York Times bestsellers include Stepbrother Dearest, Neighbor Dearest, Drunk Dial, Cocky Bastard, Stuck-Up Suit, Playboy Pilot and Mister Moneybags (the latter four co-written with Vi Keeland).


Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over ninety Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

NEW RELEASE! ONE BABY DADDY (Dating By Numbers #3) by Meghan Quinn is NOW LIVE!

TITLE: One Baby Daddy
SERIES: Dating By Numbers #3
AUTHOR: Meghan Quinn
GENRE: Sports, Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: May 15, 2018
PUBLISHER: Meghan Quinn
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"What are you doing now that your team is out of the running for the Stanley Cup?"


I need to forget. I need an escape.

Only one person isn't falling for my reputation as the NHL's Golden Boy; she captured my attention the minute she called me out for snooping through my best friend's house. She didn't want to hear my reason--she only wanted to playfully give me a hard time.

Adalyn is bold, sassy--and the perfect escape.

She's everywhere. In town and in my dreams, and suddenly I need to spend every waking moment with her.

And I do, making this summer the best off-season I've ever had.

But in the midst of getting lost in Adalyn, what I don't expect is to get her pregnant. 

And what I definitely don't expect is having to fight for her affection.

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Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

NEW REVIEW! LEAD ME HOME (Fight For Me #3) by A.L. Jackson is now available!

"Emotional, suspenseful, sexy and insightful, this book was amazing..."
- Craves the Angst

TITLE: Lead Me Home
SERIES: Fight For Me #3
(Can be read as a standalone)
AUTHOR: A.L. Jackson
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: May 5, 2018
PUBLISHER: A.L. Jackson Books Inc.
PAGES: Approx. 398

RATING: 4 Stars!

Fourteen years ago, my life changed forever.

My sister disappeared. That day I was selfish. That day I chose myself over her. And that day, I lost everything.

Including Nikki Walters.

She's the girl I’ve loved my whole life. She’s gorgeous. Caring. Every single thing I’ve ever wanted but denied myself. She was my sister’s best friend, and I destroyed any chance of keeping her.

When her safety is threatened, I have a second chance to do the right thing. But as soon as she moves in, I want her in all the wrong ways.

All it takes is a brush of her hand, and I’m losing all control.

The fire between us is only burning hotter.

But neither of us saw what was coming.

And it just might be Nikki Walters who destroys me in the end.

The highly anticipated sexy, suspenseful stand-alone second-chance romance from NYT Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson.

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REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

4 Stars!

The Review: 
What a story! I’ve loved all the books in this series but I have to admit, I was really curious what Ollie and Nikkie’s book would be like, and I am unbelievably happy to say ... I was NOT disappointed. Emotional, suspenseful, sexy and insightful, this book was amazing from start to finish.

Fourteen years ago, Sydney Preston went missing and left a hole in the hearts of those who loved her.

Especially her brother, Oliver Preston.

Ollie is strong, fiercely loyal and protective and sexy as sin. And he’s also consumed with an impenetrable guilt over his sisters disappearance. How could he even fathom a future filled with happiness when his sister couldn’t have her own? So he shut down, accepting the blame his mother reaped on him and he searched. For years, he looked for any clue that might tell him what happened to his sister, all the while denying himself the one person who he knew could truly make the pain and loss bearable.

Nikkie Walters has loved Ollie for as long as she can remember, but you can only be pushed away and rejected so many times before your open, loving heart starts to build walls and shut down. Always the life of the party, always happy to give away smiles and help those around her, her secret pain is the constant rejection of the one man she’s always loved. She carries her own guilt for her best friends disappearance, but instead of shutting down and pushing Ollie out of her life, like he’s done to her, she wanted nothing more than to pull him closer and find solace in his arms.

But he wouldn’t let her.

Now that she’s in trouble and danger lurks around the corner, Ollie has inserted himself into her life once again and insists he has to protect her.

These two ... where do I even start. Ollie’s pain was so intense and heartbreaking. The blame he placed on himself was hard to read. Nikkie was so in love with Ollie but she was tired of her heart being crushed every time he pushed her away. That too, was hard to read. But when these two came together? WOWZA! They had amazing chemistry and the author gave us some great, steamy bedroom time.

We get the full story of what happened that night, so long ago, and it’s a more tangled web than anyone thought. So much unnecessary blame between them all ... Rex, Ollie, Nikkie. But they were kids and awful things happened. It hurt to read how these characters, who I’d come to love a great deal, put all that guilt on themselves when it wasn’t them that should have taken ANY of the blame!

I will say, things got a little slow about half way through. There was so much forward and backward with Ollie and Nikkie and it got just a tiny bit repetitive, but once things started to heat up and once characters started to play their roles, things picked up quick and it was a nonstop ride all the way to the end!

The Wrap Up: 
There’s a lot going on in this read. Intense feels as Ollie and Nikkie navigate their sexual attraction and their emotional connection, their need and their desire for one another, all the while dealing with threats against Nikkie ... and Ollie’s desperate need to protect her. Then you have the mystery surrounding Sydney’s disappearance and what really happened. Secrets from other characters in the series come out full force and by the end ... I. Was. Floored!

There were some great flashbacks to their younger years and how they came to care so much for one another and why Ollie felt he NEEDED to protect his girls.

Everything was so well told ... so well written. And the epilogue was perfection!

Amazing series, fabulous book. All must reads!

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PREORDER BLAST! COCKTALES (The Cocky Collective) is now up for preorder!

Cocktales, a limited-release anthology of original, never before published material, from some of your favorite bestselling authors is coming May 26th!


Each story was specifically written for this anthology.

The goal of the Cocktales Anthology is to raise funds to fight against obstruction of creative expression. Specifically, what we believe are obstruction attempts through the trademarking of common (single) words for titicular use in books / or as a book series (eBooks, print, and audio).

Cocktales will only be available May 26th-August 26th.

Pre-order your copy today:
Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/Cocktales

*ALL* net profits will be donated to:
 Authors already impacted by creative-obstruction (10%), and Romance Writers of America (RWA) (90%) as a general donation intended for their Advocacy Fund.

*Disclaimer: This anthology is not being conducted on behalf of RWA, nor does RWA endorse this anthology or effort. They have, however, graciously agreed to accept the funds.

For more information, visit: https://www.cockyauthors.com


Contributing Authors Include...
* Nana Malone, USA Today Bestselling author – Foreword
Dylan Allen – 'Cocked and Loaded'
Jana Aston, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Double Cocked'
Whitney Barbetti – 'Cocksure Grin'
Author Sawyer Bennett, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – 'A Wicked, Cocky Plan'
K.f. Breene, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Magical Cock and Bull'
* Ruth Clampett, Amazon top 20 Bestselling Author – 'Don’t Get Cocky'
L.H. Cosway, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Illusionist Seeks Neanderthal' 
* Mariah Dietz – 'Landmines'
* Amy Daws, Amazon Top 25 Bestselling author – 'Cock and Balls'
* BB Easton, Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – 'Cocky BB: Two Boys, One Prom.'
* Jaymin Eve, USA Today Bestselling author – 'The Cockier the Dragon, the Harder They Fall'
* Emma Hart, NYT and USA Today Bestselling author – 'Tricky Bond'
* Staci Hart, Amazon Top 10 Bestselling author – 'Cockamamie'
* Jessica Hawkins, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Cocky Couture'
* Julie Johnson Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – 'Culinary Cock-Up'
* Karpov Kinrade, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Crimson Cocktail' 
* Adriana Locke, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Swag'
* Lex Martin, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Love & Hate at the Stallion Station'
* Aly Martinez, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Going Down'
* Katyi McGee - USA Today Bestselling author – 'Cocksure Co-Star' 
* Corinne Michaels, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Cockblocked'
* Liv Morris, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Getting It Up'
* Red Phoenix, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Her Cocky Russian'
* Daisy Prescott, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Confessions of a Cockblocked Wingman'
* Jessica Prince – ‘A Cocky Corruption Engagement’
* Meghan Quinn, Amazon Top 20 Bestselling Author – 'Fight or Flight'
* CD Reiss, NYT and USA Today Bestselling author – 'Cocky Capo'
* Penny Reid, WSJ and USA Today Bestselling author – 'Beard and Hen'
* Julie Richman, USA Today Bestselling author – 'The Color of Love'
* Aleatha Romig, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Aligned'
* Kennedy Ryan, Top 40 Amazon Bestselling author – 'All'
* Kylie Scott, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Short Story with Mal and Anne from The Stage Dive Series'
* Sierra Simone, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Until the Cock Crows'
* Tara Sivec, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Chocolate and Cockup'
* Kate Stewart, Amazon Top 30 Bestselling author – 'The Golden Sombrero'
* Leia Stone, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Cocky Alpha'
* Karla Sorensen – 'Tristan & Anna: A Bachelors of the Ridge short story'
* Rachel Van Dyken, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Cocky Mafia'
* April White, Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – 'Code of Conduct'

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018


TITLE: Blind Trust
SERIES: The Boardroom #2
AUTHOR: Lynda Aicher
GENRE: Erotica, Romance
RELEASE DATE: ebook - May 14, 2018/Pb. - May 29th.
PUBLISHER: Carina Press
PAGES: Approx. 336
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A blindfold. Four men intent on only her pleasure. Knowing she’s being watched. It’s her ultimate erotic fantasy—and it’s really happening.

Brighton Wakeford has played by the rules her entire life. From her country-club upbringing to her job as a paralegal, she’s the image of propriety and class. And she’s tired of it.

An invitation to the Boardroom is Brighton’s chance to transform. Here she’s Brie—free to explore her wildest cravings, her most scandalous desires.

As the lawyer for the exclusive Boardroom club, Ryan Burns knows confidentiality is vital. As a member, he gets off on the controlled ecstasy, the exhilarating balance of trust and power. So when he recognizes a beautiful, blindfolded and very willing new participant as a coworker, he knows he should back off. Brighton Wakeford is business. The Boardroom is about pleasure.

But the rules are about to change.

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"BLIND TRUST" Book Excerpt

Jacob popped his head in the doorway. “I’m getting her now.” He glanced around. “Any questions?”

Three silent head shakes were his answer.

“Good.” He turned away before he quickly spun back. “It’s her birthday present. Let’s make it good for her.” He winked, a devious smile appearing before he left.

Ryan crossed his arms, inhaled. He closed his eyes and focused inward. The slow beat of his pulse came through to provide the consistency he sought. Another inhale and he released the residual irritation that lingered.

The low hum of the air conditioner filtered into his awareness. In some ways, it amplified the silence, but he found solace in it. Gone was the stress of the day. Dismissed were the troubles that waited for him at his desk. 

Nothing mattered but this moment.

Which was all he had to give.

A soft gasp from the hallway yanked his eyes open. Everything froze as he waited for the woman to step through the door. Anticipation buzzed on a low note to tighten his chest and entice his dick. Four on one was always an interesting tango between observing and participating.

He’d be content to watch tonight, if the scene played out that way, let the erotic show be a teaser until he got home and relieved the tension with his own hand. Controlling the build was just another part of the game.

Jacob appeared first, his focus on the leggy brunette slightly behind him. He ushered her through the doorway, a hand on her back to guide her. A black blindfold covered her eyes and most of her upper face, which only highlighted the dark red stain of her lipstick.

This was ultimate trust given by her—to a group of men she didn’t know.
The power of that surged up to pick at the multitude of possibilities. She was at their mercy. Theirs to tempt and pleasure until she begged for relief…or more.

Wavy curls draped over her shoulders, the ends grazing the mounds of her breasts pushed high by the lilac bra. Her lean form curved at the hips and enticed his gaze down to the tiny silk panties, which shimmered softly in the low light.

He swallowed, pulse increasing when a tentative smile teased her lips. He sucked in a quiet breath, thoughts spinning.

There was something familiar about her. Too familiar.

Brie. That was the name Jacob had provided, and it was probably a scene name.

His eyes narrowed, doubts forming as logic kicked in. The odds were astronomical given the number of people populating the San Francisco Bay area.


Like the cheese he detested but consumed when social situations dictated he should. Like the possible shortened name of the paralegal who worked with his law partner. Same brown hair. Same general height and build. Same nervous tap of her fingers in a run against her thumb that she failed to contain when presenting her case research.

Brighton Wakeford. Damn it.

Even if it was her, did it matter? She couldn’t see him.

But he could see all of her. Every small dip and freckle that dotted her pale skin. Like the mole at the edge of her collarbone. And the one on her hip, just above her panty line.

Were there more? Would he find them all?

One night of lust and sex. That was all he was there for.

And so was she.


Lynda Aicher is an RWA RITA Award finalist and RT Reviewers' Choice winner who loves to write emotionally charged erotic romances. She spent years traveling weekly as a consultant implementing computer software into global companies until she opted to end her nomadic lifestyle to raise her two children.

Now, her imagination is her only limitation on where she can go and her writing lets her escape from the daily duties of being a mom, wife, chauffeur, scheduler, cook, teacher, cleaner and mediator. If writing wasn't a priority, it wouldn't get done.

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Monday, May 14, 2018


Welcome To The
Giveaway Hop!
Hosted by BookHounds.

I'm so excited to do this giveaway! I love Vanessa Fewings and her books just rock so freaking hard. I've talked about her books a lot on my blog, but now I'm thrilled to do a SIGNED giveaway. How fabulous is that?

Side note - You have to check out her ENTHRALL SESSIONS series. It's excellent and I gave every single book in that series 5 or more stars! It's erotic romance at it's best.

But on to THIS book... you know, the one pictured below and the one I'm offering up in my giveaway.

*** Included in the giveaway ***
** A signed copy of THE CHASE, book one in the "Icon Trilogy". This is a perfect ... and I mean absolutely perfect paperback for this giveaway. It's full of thrilling suspense, mystery and romance with a hunky hottie you're going to adore. I LOVED it. Oh, and did I mention it's signed. Because it totally is. Yup, Vanessa was kind enough to sign this beauty and now I'm offering to one of you. 

** This prize pack also includes one of the gorgeous "The Wilder Museum" key chains that represents Tobias' museum from the book.

** Also included is a $10 Amazon Gift Card and a Tyler Candle Company candleNOTE: If you are an international winner, I'll replace the $10 Amazon gift card with a digital Amazon gift card of equal value if needed.

Learn more about THE CHASE here.

"Intriguing, thrilling and deeply enjoyable. A sensational first book in a highly anticipated new trilogy!" - The Chase - Craves the Angst

The second book, "The Game" is already available to read. And the third book, "The Prize" will be released June 26th.

Can't wait to see if you won the giveaway for a signed copy? Or want more signed books and awesome swag from Vanessa? Visit her SHOP here!

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