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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Release Day Blitz: Privileged by Carrie Aarons!

 
In a world of wealth and power, the rules of love and war are nothing as they seem.
 
Nora Randolph never wanted a life of luxury. But when her mother falls in love with the heir to the British throne, their small-town lives are uprooted and every little girl’s fantasy becomes her reality. All too quickly, she learns the dangers of running in circles with the world’s elite, especially when she attracts the attention of Winston Academy’s resident golden boy.
 
Asher Frederick has known nothing but favor and fortune. The son of London’s most influential family, his future has been written in stone since infancy. But a tragic childhood loss redirects his course, and revenge has been boiling in his blood for years. When innocent and unaware Nora lands in his path, it’s as if the universe hands him the ammunition to finally drag his enemy through the mud.
 
But as his plan for vengeance gets more twisted, so do his feelings for Nora. And as her immersion into the upper crust dives deeper, she struggles to keep the secret she’s been guarding for eighteen years.
 
Heavy lies the crown, and when the ultimate betrayal blindsides her, will either of them survive the consequences that come crashing down on their heads?

 
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Author bio:

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won't get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.
 
Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.
 
When she isn't in what her husband calls a "writing coma", Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.
 

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Release Blitz & Giveaway: Redemption [Betrayed 04] by Victoria Renteria!

 
Two people . . . one path . . . two destinies intertwined.

Emma Hall has everything a woman could ever want. Always in control of her surroundings, she rules every aspect of her life, mapping out every nuance of her foreseeable future . . . until she crosses paths with the one man who makes her question everything she’s ever desired.

Brighton Sinclair has spent years running from his past. After tragedy struck early in his military career, he pushed away anyone who dared to get too close. With all of his attention focused solely on his job, he avoids all things female . . . until the day fate intervenes, sending him on a collision course with the one woman who can wreck it all.

When Brighton’s past comes crashing into his future, everything he’s ever known is called into question. Will Emma be the redemption he’s been seeking, or will fate leave them both in pieces?

 
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Former Director of a major corporation, Victoria has spent most of her life inside of a book. When she wasn’t reading, she was busy scribbling down stories of her own. Meeting her husband while he was in the United States Army, Victoria quickly adapted and learned the role of the military spouse.
 
After finishing her Business Management Degree in college, she spent years working in the corporate world where her writing quickly fell to the wayside. Finally, taking time away from the corporate world, Victoria has been able to dive into her stories and create a whole new world for you to live in.

 She now resides in the sunny Tampa, Florida area with her husband, son, and two amazing boxers. When she isn’t writing, you can find her on the beach or hiking. Maybe even writing on the beach.

 
 
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Friday, 21 July 2017

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Awakening Series by Jane Hinchey!

 
First Blade [Awakening 01]

Georgia Pearce possesses remarkable psychic abilities. When she discovers an ancient dagger hidden in her workshop, she knows it can only mean one thing. Trouble.

Trouble arrives in the form of Zak Goodwin, an entity more powerful – and definitely sexier – than any she’s come across before. However, when a horde of dangero

us vampires show up and threaten Georgia and her sister, she has no choice but to ask Zak for help.

Along with a shifter cop, a band of vampire warriors, and her own psychic skills, Georgia sets out to stop the awakening of an immortal vampire who has the power to destroy the world -- and discovers that staying alive isn’t nearly as dangerous as falling in love.
If you like fast-paced paranormal romantic suspense, thrilling heroes, and sassy, kick-ass heroines then you’ll love the first installment of the Awakening series by Jane Hinchey.

Buy First Blade to begin the breathtaking adventure of Georgia and Zak today! ​

 


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First Witch [Awakening 02]

Sometimes being a psychic vampire can, well, suck. And since Georgia was turned by her sexy hybrid boyfriend Zak, she’s been wallowing in regret. But when her long absent Aunt turns up on her doorstep, convinced that Georgia is a witch, she has to pull herself together.

In the meantime, the Witch Hunter has woken and he wants nothing more than to obliterate every last witch from the planet. Starting with Georgia and her Aunt. His plan of attack? Take control of Zak’s body.

Zak not being himself has put a serious crimp in her sex life, but there are other things to consider, like how to create the mother of all spells that will immobilize the Hunter – and save a coven of witches. To find the answers she seeks and recover what she’s lost will take all of Georgia’s courage and a touch of the power she feels flowing like electricity through her veins, but she’s up to the challenge.

First Witch is the second book in Jane Hinchey’s paranormal romantic suspense series, Awakening. If you like sexy vampires, sultry witches, and kickass action, you’re going to love First Witch.
 


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First Blood [Awakening 03]

Pregnancy isn’t easy when your baby daddy is a crazy overprotective angel-vampire hybrid and there’s a kidnapper on the loose.

Georgia Pearce is with child, carrying a baby destined to begin the next generation of powerful witches. As if a mysterious prophecy and a new (dysfunctional) family wasn’t enough to deal with, all of Georgia’s hard work to rebuild her coven is ruined when witches start vanishing.

Georgia investigates, only to find that the kidnapper has ties to her lover Zak Goodwin, and is more family than foe. He has big plans to turn the planet into heaven on earth, though his idea of heaven resembles hell more than paradise. The only one standing in his way? Georgia.

As she fights to bring this dark angel down, she dives deeper and deeper into Zak’s forgotten past. The romance between them sparks and ignites, only to explode into a fire no one sees coming. Even Georgia’s powers aren’t enough to stop the evil that seeks to destroy her and her child. Has her magic finally met its match?

The most suspenseful and shocking book in the Awakening series yet, First Blood is a hot and sexy urban fantasy full of action, magic, shifters, and adventure. This paranormal romance by author Jane Hinchey is certain to leave readers breathless.




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Author bio:

Aussie Author Jane Hinchey writes sexy, snarky, badass, paranormal romances and urban fantasy novels.

Living in the City of Churches (aka Adelaide, South Australia) with her man, two cats, and turtle, she spends her days writing fantastical stories full of dark sexy vampires, hot shifters, sexy aliens, jaw dropping demons, sinful angels, and magical witches – and while they can be snarky and swear a lot, they mean well and you’ll grow to love them. Honestly.

When she’s not in her writing cave she’s usually playing the Sims, Civilizations or something similar, binge watching Netflix or upping the ante in the crazy cat lady stakes. She loves to hear from her readers, so swing on by her website at www.janehinchey.com and say hi.
 
 
 
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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Release Blitz & Giveaway: For Forester [For You 02] by J. Nathan!

 
Excerpt!

   “You sleep with him yet?” Gayle asked.
   “Oh my god. What is wrong with you?”
   “Me? Have you seen the guy?”
   Outside, Trace tossed the football gently so CJ had a slight chance of actually catching it. He didn’t. It bounced off the grass in front of him, but he ran after it, laughing as he did. “Yes, I've seen the teenager in my backyard.”
   “He’s not a teenager.”
   “Yes, he is. I looked it up. He’s nineteen.”
   There was a pause on her end, like she just realized I was a sicko who’d actually looked him up. “Who cares? You’re single and he’s hot. Have you seen him in his uniform? The guy could be a freakin’ underwear model.”
   I laughed as I turned from the window and moved into the living room. “No. At least not in person.” I’d seen pictures on the internet.
   “Girl. When are you ever gonna have a hot piece of ass under your roof again?” Gayle asked.
   I scoffed. “You’re acting like he sees me as anything other than a soon-to-be-divorced woman with a kid who needs a guy around.”
   “Marin, you’re beautiful and fun. You deserve to get some action.”
   “You do realize you're encouraging me to jump his bones, right?”
   “I never said jump his bones. Just wear something tight. Bend over and let him see your hot ass. You’d barely have to do anything.”
   “You’re insane.” I laughed. “And I could go to jail.”
   “Why could you go to jail?” Trace asked from behind me.
   I spun around, my eyes bugging out of my head and my heart drumming in my chest. Trace stood in the doorway smirking at me, like he’d heard my conversation.
   Had he?
 
Trace

I'm Alabama's star wide receiver. I've got mad skills on and off the field, and it's no secret I'm heading into the draft after the upcoming season. But I’m home for the summer to make some cash before my senior year. Being back under my parents' roof isn't the ideal situation, but the moment I see Marin, the star of my adolescent fantasies, I know it's about to get interesting. She may not have noticed me back then, but I've got a feeling it's just a matter of time before she lets me turn those fantasies into reality.

Marin

The last time I saw Trace Forester he was just a kid tearing up the neighborhood on his skateboard. That was when I was foolish enough to think I had the perfect husband and the perfect life. But now my life is in shambles and Trace is back, all grown up, hot as hell, and exuding major confidence. It would be so easy to fall for his good looks and undeniable charm. So easy to let him be the one to make everything better. Too bad I learned the hard way that nothing worth having ever comes easy.

 
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J. Nathan is the author of five new adult and sport romances with cocky heroes and sassy heroines. When she's not writing, she's a total romance junkie! Add an alpha male who's unlikable in the beginning...even better. She loves watermelon margaritas, guys in backward hats, country music-especially Luke Bryan, and hanging with her family and friends in RI where she lives with her husband and son.

 
 
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Release Day Blitz: Lukas [This is Our Life 04] by F.G. Adams!

 
Oh, the foolish games we play.
 
The moment I was gifted a test drive of the luscious Sage Blackwood, I knew she was mine. I was broken, half a man, until she pieced me back together. She changed my world forever with her magnetic humor and hot body. Sage is an expert of subterfuge. Her logic overrules her cravings. It doesn’t matter if she feels the same; I’m the master at games and puzzles. And I’ll win this game in the end. I always do.
 
Oh, the tangled webs we weave.
 
Pushing the wrong buttons is Lukas Rogers' forte. Except he presses all the right ones when he’s sending me to heaven with each and every delicious touch. But I can't give him what he wants. I will never give myself completely to another. It just doesn’t work in my world. I bury those dreams deep. My job connected us. Now this powerful bond scares me. My body desires to cling to what Lukas offers, while my mind is telling me to run away.
 
Far.
Fast.
Forever.

 
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F.G. Adams writes contemporary and paranormal romance about sexy alpha heroes and feisty-mouthed heroines. The wonder twins forming F.G. enjoy a healthy obsession of reading that started at a young age. Their books reflect an avid imagination that was cultivated by their grandmother who taught them the mind has no limits and to use both hands when reaching for the stars. Partners in writing, they both thrive on creating unique storylines for you, the reader to enjoy.

When not writing, you can find them on a beach with their significant other enjoying the waves or riding a Harley on a country road somewhere in the USA.
 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Release Day Blitz: Firefly [Redemption 02] by Molly McAdams!

 
The next captivating installment in New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams’s Redemption series.

As the Princess of the Irish-American Mob, there’s no shortage of men ready to help guard and protect me. To slowly suffocate me to the point of seeking freedom—a place where I can breathe.

Kieran Hayes has been saving me for as long as I can remember. It’s in his blood, and one of the many reasons I fell in love with him. Until my favorite trait became his biggest flaw, making me resent the man I love. An unwavering warrior, his love for me has been shrouded by those instincts.

Save Lily. Protect Lily. Hide Lily. Cage Lily.

What I wasn’t prepared for was Dare—the man who would set my world on fire with just one touch. He saw straight through to my soul, as though he knew I was desperate for freedom, and silently demanded my heart from the beginning.

And I didn’t expect Dare to be Demitri Borello—the reason for so many deaths in my family. A man who will take my life the moment he finds out who I am.

Despite it all, I’ll love him until that moment comes.

A fire will die if there is no oxygen for it to consume. Ours is rapidly stealing every last breath we can sacrifice to it.
 
 
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Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband, daughter, and fur babies. When she’s not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies and fried pickles, and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm … or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren’t really happening.

 
 

Monday, 17 July 2017

Release Day Blitz: Sexy Beast [Single Dads Club 03] by Piper Rayne!

 
Excerpt!
 
   We end up in the teen area and I'm amazed at the selection. No more just white, tan, and cream cotton bras with a pink bow in the middle. This stuff is actually fun and fashionable.
   “I'm loving these bralettes.” I put one up to my chest. A chest that would most definitely be pouring out of one of these.
   “They’re all so cute, I can't decide,” Sydney says from inside the fitting room.
   “I love the mint green lace one that criss-crosses,” I say, sitting down in the chair.
   “Me too, but there's a rainbow striped one that looks like a unicorn that's awesome, too.”
   Sydney’s usually been so quiet and reserved when I see her, but seeing this side of her is nice.
   “Well, let's get four to start you off. So, get those and pick two others.”
   “Really? Oh great.”
   “It's on your dad, so no worries.”
   We both laugh.
   My phone chimes with a text and I look down at it in my hand.

   Garrett: Buy something for yourself as a thank you for what you're doing.

   I smile, my thumbs typing out my response before I can think better of it.

   Me: You can pick it out if you'd like.

   I imagine his cheeks reddening and him running his hand along his beard. Was that pushing the envelope too far?

   Garrett: Send me a picture and I'll okay it.

   Apparently not. I smile to myself.

   Me: Would you prefer me to model it?

   The three dots appear and then disappear and reappear again.
   I second-guess sending the cheeky text and quickly brush off my unease. What’s a little flirting between friends? If you can even call us that…
   “Syd, are you good?” I ask, still staring down at my phone as the three dots continue their disappearing act.
   “Yeah, I have about six more to try on.”
   “Okay, I'm just going to look around the store.”
   “All right.”
   I head into the store, finding a black push up bra and see-through panties on display. Snapping a picture, I send it off to Garrett.
   Again, the three dots appear and then disappear.

   Garrett: Whatever you like.
   Me: I'm undecided on this set or...

   Before I can even take a picture, he responds.

   Garrett: No more pictures, just buy whatever.

   I snap the picture of a red lacy half cup demi bra and thongs panties.
     
   Garrett: Enough, Charlie.
   Me: Maybe I should model them for you?
   Garrett: Vance would kill me.
   Me: Vance is in LA.
   Garrett: Just buy both then.
   Me: I don't want to spend all your money. I'm happy to have you be the decision maker.
   Garrett: I have enough money, buy both.

   I laugh to myself and decide to head back to the dressing room to check on Sydney. On the way I see a pink bodysuit with a slit down the middle that reaches all the way down to the naval. It's lacy and see through. I snap a picture.

   Me: Maybe this would be more flattering on me?
   Garrett: Jesus. How the hell am I going to hide this hard-on in the FOOD COURT?
   Me: Is that a compliment?
   Garrett: Take it however you want.
   Me: I'll take it as a compliment. As long as it's me you’re imagining in the lingerie and not someone else.
   Garrett: You know exactly what I'm envisioning. Vance would string me up by my balls if he knew.
   Me: Vance is in LA and I'm a grown woman, remember?
   Garrett: I don't have to remember. I see your grown womanhood every damn day.

   “There you are,” Syd says as she comes up alongside me.
   “Oh.” The phone drops from my hands and falls to the floor. “How did you do?” I bend down to pick it up.
   “You okay?” Sydney's eyes widen. “Your face is flushed.”
   “I'm fine.” I shove my phone in my back pocket and eye her items. Cute and preteenish. “Perfect, so you're all set?”
   “Um...yeah.” She's still eyeing me skeptically but seems to let the topic go.
   “Let's go. Your dad is waiting for us.”
   Sydney glances at the bodysuit her dad and I were just discussing.
   “Eyes forward.” I snap my fingers in front of her face and her head turns in my direction.
   “Um...okay,” she says with a strange look on her face, but follows me to the register anyway.
It’s time.

Time to get a life.
Time to start over.
Time to move beyond the past.

The guys in the Single Dads Club would tell you it was time years ago, but until recently, the risk of hurting my little girl outweighed the benefit of getting a piece of ass.

Now that I have a tween daughter on my hands? It’s becoming more apparent with every poster hung on the wall, every fight over wearing make-up and every uncomfortable conversation about puberty, that at least one of us needs a female touch in our lives.

Jesus. I can’t even think the words ‘female touch’ without thinking of her.

Charlotte Rose. Charlie.

She’s everything I shouldn’t want, but someone needs to tell that to my damn libido because every time she’s around I have a constant case of blue balls.

There’s a list of reasons why I shouldn’t give into what I feel—she’s my best friend’s little sister, she’s seen me at my most vulnerable, and the biggest one—she’s the first person in eleven years who has the potential to break me.
 

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Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two established authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?

We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon holed into a specific outline. We wanted to give readers a story without them assuming how the story will flow. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it.

What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

 

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Blog Tour: Out of the Ashes [Maji 01] by L.A. Casey!

 
Publication date: 11th July 2017
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: For Nova, a twenty-three-year-old survivalist, wandering a barren wasteland was a lonely existence. But her day-to-day life was about to drastically change forever. Gone were the days when her only worries were rabid animals, augmented humans, the unforgiving scorching sun, and rogue watchmen. Now, Nova found herself faced with a new threat, and he was tall, grey, and horribly stubborn.

For Kol, a two-hundred-year-old daredevil, sailing the never-ending waves of deep space was a vast and thrilling life to lead. He had one objective on Earth—rescue as many human females as possible and return them to his home planet. It was supposed to be simple, but no one told Kol that a human female’s tongue could slice a male like a blade. His charge was short, strikingly attractive, and she talked way too much.

Nova wasn’t going to be kidnapped without putting up a fight, but Kol was more than ready to go toe to toe with her. These two species set out on a collision course that would redefine the phrase "The Big Bang" forever.


I've only read one other book from this author, and it was a contemporary book, so this book obviously being paranormal was going to be completely different and have a different feel to it! I was really excited when I first heard about this book because I love paranormal books and I knew that this book sort of focused on aliens, so it made me even more excited for it! I started my ARC as soon as I received it and I honestly couldn't put this book down until I had finished it! I read the first half in one sitting and then I wanted to keep reading, but I would have been up all night if I had lol! The plot developed at the perfect pace and I loved the paranormal, dystopian feel to it! It also had plenty of romance and some action and suspense in it, which I loved! There were some really, really hot scenes in the plot too and the sexual tension between the main character and her love interest leaked off the pages! I just loved the plot and it got better and better as it progressed! The characters were also amazing and made this book even better! Nova was the main character, and in this book she had been through a lot! My heart completely went out to her because she had lived through so much in her life and lost everyone she knew, but yet she kept going and she worked her backside off to survive the best she could! Nova's environment also completely changed in this book and I could understand why she was sometimes snarky or very defensive! Nova came a long way in this book though and she grew a lot as a character! I also loved how Nova stood up to her love interest and she didn't take any crap from him! Kol was the love interest of Nova! I loved Kol a lot in this book! There was something about him that intrigued me as soon as he was introduced and he never failed to impress me as the book progressed, even though he did say the wrong thing a few times! Kol was also seriously hot and very protective of Nova! I could completely understand why he was, as his kind adored their mates and cherished them! I also respected Kol a lot in this book as he didn't let people treat him like a prince and he wanted to be treated like everyone else! This book was only written from Nova's point of view, which surprised me a little because the synopsis made it sound like it was going to be written from dual point of view! It would have been amazing if it had been written from Kol's point of view too, so that I could get inside his head, but I did love this book only being written from Nova's point of view though! I also can't wait to read the next book in this series! I'm not sure if it's going to be about different characters, which is a big possibility lol, or continue Nova and Kol's story! I'll be reading it regardless and can't wait for it to release! I'm also going to check out this author's other books that I haven't read yet too! The cover for this book is amazing! It definitely drew me to the book and it made me want to read the story behind it! It suits the book perfectly too! Big thank you to L.A. Casey for an ARC of Out of the Ashes and to Love Affair With Fiction for having me on the Blog Tour!


 
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Author bio:

L.A. Casey is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who juggles her time with her mini-me and writing. She was born, raised and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. She enjoys chatting with her readers, who love her humor and Irish accent as much as her books.

Casey’s first book Dominic, was independently published in 2014 and became an instant success on Amazon. She is both traditionally and independently published and is represented by Mark Gottlieb from Trident Media Group.

 

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Taste of Her Words by Candace Knoebel!

 
Publication date: 13th July 2017
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Andrea was my first taste of love.

She was there throughout my childhood and into adulthood. Her words were a secret I wasn’t supposed to know. Truths and pain bled onto papers that shredded my innocence and carved a hole in my heart only she could fill.

Her words were my first kiss. They were the uneven breaths I took when I saw her, and my hands between her thighs inside the dreams she haunted. She was my best friend’s older sister and, even though she didn’t know it yet, she was the pen that would ink our destiny into the stars.

Dean tempted me to cross a line I never thought I would.

It had been so long since someone looked at me the way he did. Five years since his starry gaze caressed my words and I ran from a kiss I couldn’t shake. He was everything I should stay away from, but how could I resist the beautifully broken man whose touch stoked a fire within my soul?

Dean was the missing words to my fairy tale. The parchment I could safely put my most intimate thoughts to. But when secrets from the past catch up with us, how could our perfectly plotted ending survive?

I was really excited to read this book! I've read all this author's other books and loved them, so I couldn't wait to read more from her! I also read the first few chapters of this book when the author released them, and it left me desperate to read more! I was then very, very excited when I received an ARC that I made it my next read! I freaking loved this book! It actually took me a few hours to process it before I sat down to write this review! The plot intrigued me right from the beginning and it really drew me in! I also loved the poetry aspect of this book, and even though I don't normally understand poetry lol, it was very beautiful and it added something special! There were some seriously hot scenes in this book too, and I wasn't expecting them to be so steamy lol! The plot also didn't have a lot of action or suspense in it until the last maybe 15%, but there was a lot in the scenes that had action and suspense in them! This book also dealt with something that a lot of other women have dealt with or are currently dealing with and it was a very real situation! The characters were also amazing and made this book even better! Andrea 'Andy' was the main female character, and in this book Andy was dealing with a lot! I'm trying really hard to not post any spoilers or give too much away, but my heart went out to Andy because all she wanted was to give her family the best and provide for one little guy in particular! I loved Andy! She was very easy for me to connect with and everything she did was for her family! I also loved Andy with her love interest! She did become more confident when she was with him and he helped her let go and supported her! Dean was the main male character and love interest of Andy! I loved Dean a lot in this book! All he wanted was to be with Andy and help her to realise that they were made for each other! I also admired Dean a lot because he gave Andy space and he waited until she was ready to start something! Dean was also such a nice, everyday guy and I loved the way he encouraged Andy! He encouraged her love of words and he tried his best to be there for her! Dean was also very protective of Andy and it was easy to see the amount of love he had for her! I was hoping that this book was going to be written from both Andy and Dean's point of views, but I wasn't sure if it was going to be! I was really happy that it was because it helped me connect more with both characters and it also allowed me to understand how they really felt about each other! I can also completely understand why this book is a standalone! Everything was wrapped up and all the questions were answered! The ending was also left at the perfect place and was very beautiful! I really hope that this author releases more contemporary books! I'm not sure what her next release is going to be, but I've loved both her contemporary and paranormal books, so I'm definitely going to be reading it regardless of its genre! The cover for this book is stunning! I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and it suits the book perfectly! Big thank you to Candace for an ARC of The Taste of Her Words and to Inkslinger PR for having me on the Blog Tour!


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Candace Knoebel is a hopeless romantic with an affinity for whiskey and good music. Her love of words began when she met the boy who lived in the cupboard under the stairs, and has found an outlet in over twelve novels. With two completed series, her work ranges from paranormal to contemporary, all centered heavily around romance. Currently she lives in Florida with her husband and two children, and has just completed her thirteenth novel, The Taste of Her Words.

 
 
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Friday, 14 July 2017

Release Week Blitz & Giveaway: A Promise Broken [The Promise 03] by Anissa Garcia!

 
Excerpt!

   I didn’t say anything. Instead my eyes roamed down his body as he approached. His jeans and shirt were perfectly snug. He sat beside me grabbing the remote, and I was hyper aware of his proximity. He smelled like fabric softener and aftershave. It was familiar and comfortable.
   “Hilary,” his voice was soft as his eyes met mine. “Stop looking at me like that.”
   “Like what?” I blinked at him with innocence.
   “Like you want me to make love to you,” he said breathlessly.
   My heart skipped a beat. I fumbled with my hands. “Don’t flatter yourself, Collins.” His phone trilled from his pocket. He reached in to check it, looked at the screen and hit the end button. “Who’s Isabella?”
   He hesitated. “Uh, my chef.”
   I rolled my eyes. “Bullshit. You know I can tell when you’re lying.”
   “I’m not lying,” he laughed. “She’s my chef.”
   “And your fuck buddy?” His eyes closed. Yup, he slept with her. His whole body tensed. “Do you like her?”
   His eyes shot to mine. “No. I mean, yes, but…not in that way.”
   The pang of possessiveness that swept through me was familiar to when Graham said he was working late, and that his co-worker was just that. “Is she pretty?” I asked quietly.
   He nodded. “Very.”
   “Oh.” Ouch, that stung more than I wish it had. I snapped out of my pity party and stood. “Well, then? Why aren’t you answering her call? You could be with her now.”
   His bewilderment was obvious as I rushed to the window. It was hot and I needed a draft, and he was right. Drinking around each other wasn’t a good idea. He watched as I yanked on edges of the glass, trying to pry the window open.
   “I told you I don’t care for her in that way.”
   “So? You don’t have to care for her in that way in order to fuck. You did it already, didn’t you?” I struggled, but it wouldn’t budge. “Dammit, the window won’t open, and it’s so hot in here.”
   “Only once,” he mumbled, as if reluctant.
   “Spare me the details, Zachary.” I tugged, becoming breathless as I fought against it. My voice pitched higher as I hit the edges with my palms. "Stupid window.”
   He drew up behind me, placing his hands over mine. I froze as his body pressed against me. We lingered, my back on his chest. Fast paced breaths escaped him. His mouth was near my ear, the humidity of his breathing caused me to tremble.
   “Gently,” he spoke affectionately, drawing the window up. The crisp air didn’t make a difference when his warm body was near mine. His hands wrapped around my waist and he squeezed for only a second as his lips descended between my neck and shoulder. He gave the skin there a sweet kiss. His lips lingered longer than they should’ve. “You’re beautiful,” he whispered. His nose grazed over my neck as he pulled away. “Graham will regret letting you go for the rest of his life.”
   Chills ran down my spine, all thoughts of Graham long vanished. My ringing body turned, needing more of Zach’s touch. His warm palms cupped my cheeks. I wanted more of him. All of him. He looked amazing tonight. I loved the way his emerald green eyes anchored on mine, promising me my darkest desires were a whisper away. His thick, dark hair swirled in waves I wanted to run my hands through. His strong touch had me reeling, and when he denied himself being a good man, instead of pushing me away, it only made feelings trickle in through the cracks of my heart.
   He backed off, headed to the stairs, escaping me, leaving me in complete need. Bitterness toward my brother was creeping over me. Zach wouldn’t lose his friend, his boss. I was a risk he wasn’t willing to take. I had to remember what Zach said when he left me that day. Hilary, this can’t ever happen. I was sure he’d stick by what he said. He was a good man, after all, and a good man didn’t break his promises, but maybe, just maybe, some promises were meant to be broken.    

After a relationship gone bad, Hilary Matthews felt unsure about where she belonged or what to do with her life. Cue Zach Collins, a love ‘em and leave ‘em, no strings attached type of guy. The perfect distraction for her wounded heart. Just one problem. Zach isn’t some random stranger. He’s her brother’s best friend, and more than that, he’s practically family. And to complicate matters, just when things start to heat up between them, she learns there’s more to Zach than he let on.

Zach’s job as assistant to an A-list actor allows him the luxury of women, travel, freedom and fun. But things changed the moment Hilary made her move, completely altering his world. Hilary is his fantasy come to life, his dream woman in the flesh…and his best friend’s little sister. Stepping over the line with her would not only ruin his friendship, but possibly alienate him from the only family he’s ever known.

The pressure mounts as truths are exposed. Embroiled in betrayal, lies, guilt, and heartache, Hilary and Zach must decide if the biggest emotion of all is worth the turmoil. With so much at stake, the repercussions from a promise broken would cause the battle of their lives.
 
 
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Anissa Garcia resides in Austin, Texas and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Speech Communications and English. She has held an array of jobs including Public Relationship Manager for Barnes and Noble. Wanting a change of pace, she moved to Los Angeles where she attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and trained full-time in theatre. After working in Hollywood, she returned to Texas where she has written articles for Cosmopolitan and Lady Couture. When not writing stores, watching movies, or drinking a latte, she loves to daydream about romantic fictional men. You can find her online at http://www.anissagarcia.com.