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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Third Base by Heidi McLaughlin

Release Date: Coming Soon


Ethan Davenport is already Boston’s most eligible bachelor. In his second season with the Boston Renegades he has set his eyes on the girl behind the visitors’ dugout.
That girl is Daisy Robinson, a journalism student at the University of Boston and a die-hard Renegades fan.
But with new found love comes challenges and Ethan and Daisy have to deal with his crazy schedule, school finals and his presence on her campus for some much needed media training.
For Ethan nothing can come between him and Daisy, until a secret that she’s been keeping threatens to destroy them both.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Hard as Steel (Hard Ink, #4.5)Hard as Steel by Laura Kaye
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As a HUGE fan of the Hard Ink series by Laura Kaye, I was beyond thrilled when she announced there was going to be a spin-off series about The Ravens MC. Without giving too much away if you haven't read the Hard Ink series in its entirety, which in itself is a travesty!, The Ravens have played an important role in the outcome of the Hard Ink series.

In this first book, we get Jessica and Ike's story. Jess and Ike have been best friends for a few years while working at Hard Ink the tattoo shop and setting for the entire series but we've never really known what their "story" is. Well this mystery has been solved and our H/h have some baggage that needs to be dealt with in order for them to move on with their lives.

Jess and Ike are thrown together in a dramatic way because of Jess being Jess and doing what she does when she's out and about in the evenings. As they spend some secluded time together at The Raven's compound and on the first day Jess goes against the "rules" Ike has laid down. This of course has it's own ramifications leading our H/h to find out how combustible their chemistry REALLY is!

And when I say combustible, I mean, explosive, set the place on fire combustible. H.O.T.!!! And let me tell you, Laura has outdone herself this time with what Jess and Ike experience together.... just have your fans in the ready when these two get together!

Is it all just about their chemistry and "scratching an itch" or is there more between our H/h? Can they overcome their pasts to find a future with each other? Are they meant to be together? And if they are, what could possibly happen to keep them apart or is it all smooth sailing?

To get all these answers and more, you'll just need to pick this book up because it's laying the foundation for the rest of this upcoming series and I for one, can't wait!!


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Army Strong and dripping with sin ...

Paul Jackson had his dreams mapped out. He’d graduate from high school, attend college, go pro for football, marry his high school sweetheart and live happily ever after. Until his high school sweetheart threw away everything he never knew he wanted. Throwing caution to the wind, he put his country’s dreams before his own.

The Army was a perfect distraction from her. It helped him become a man. To serve, to protect, to fight, to become strong. But when Paul returns home after three tours, he knows there’s nothing better than sexy woman, a shot of tequila and a pocket full of cash.

But he still thinks about her

Joselyn Marquez’s life changed the night of her seventeenth birthday. A forty-eight hour roller coaster trip sent her running for her life. She was homeless, and her family had disappeared. All odds were against her.

But sometimes the odds work out.

Years later, she’s an FBI agent serving as an undercover escort to investigate sex trafficking in Las Vegas. When the investigation connects her past, will she be able to do the right thing or will she still keep running from the night of her seventeenth birthday?

Tensions will rise.

Sparks will fly.

Passions will soar.

And the past will come knocking …


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Whiskey, women and sleepless nights…

United States Army Captain Gabriel Hastings knew he would always follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. Serving his country was his destiny.

Until he fell in love…

When Gabe’s love affair is cut short, he turns to whiskey for comfort and swears he will never fall in love again.

Until he bumps into an unexpected angel…

By all appearances, Autumn Jones has the perfect life. Her husband, Richard, is a loving man who wants to be a father to her unborn children. But Autumn knows the truth. Richard has a controlling, dark side that leaves nothing to chance, especially Autumn. He’ll stop at nothing to make her the trophy wife he wants her to be. When Autumn bumps into Gabe, he consumes her every thought, but she can’t act on her feelings. She’s married to a dark man she can never leave. When he learns who Autumn’s husband really is, Gabe knows he will stop at nothing to protect her.

Or is it too late for him to save his angel?

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Kimberly Knight is a USA Today Bestselling Author that lives in the mountains near a lake with her loving husband and spoiled cat, Precious. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her favorite reality TV shows, watching the San Francisco Giants win World Series and the San Jose Sharks kick butt. She's also a two time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter that's made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans. Now that she lives near a lake, she plans on working on her tan and doing more outdoor stuff like watching hot guys waterski. However, the bulk of her time is dedicated to writing and reading romance and erotic fiction.
Slow Ride (Playing for Keeps, #1)Slow Ride by Cathryn Fox
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm a big fan of Cathryn and have read everything she's published over the last few years. Slow Ride, the first book in the Playing For Keeps series is another book that I loved. The whole concept of this book - trying to find the girl who you wished you had the guts to approach in "that way" in high school to see if the spark is still there.

Enter Coop, very handsome and sexy "cowboy" and Julia a beautiful young lawyer.... when they were in High School, Julia thought Coop had a thing for her identical twin sister so her shock in receiving a mysterious invite to a Dude Ranch for a week took her by surprise. Her dilemma on whether to attend or not continued until she actually arrived at the Ranch.

The chemistry between Coop and Julia is swoon worthy.
Both of them have grown into themselves over the last several years allowing them to explore the feelings they've had for each other all these years.

The setting of the Ranch is beautiful, tranquil and relaxing opening Julia's eyes to both Coop and what's possible in her life. And what she sees excites. Adding Coop into the deal and you can only imagine how hot and steamy these two will be together if they can manage to get out of their own way. The steaminess factor between our H/h is enough to fog up your windows!

Can Coop and Julia overcome what they perceive the other wants both from their partner and in their lives? Well, you need to read this great book to get the answer to this question!

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

My Kind of Forever (The Beaumont Series, #5)My Kind of Forever by Heidi McLaughlin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Where to begin with how much I loved this book.....this was the perfect wrap up to the Beaumont Series by Heidi McLaughlin.

Liam and Josie have settled nicely into life in Beaumont and want to expand their family, but as sometimes happens, it's not as easy as they thought it would be. They definitely face challenges that many couples face when making this decision. On top of this, 4225 West is not doing as well on the charts as they were when the boys were living in LA. Just to add more fuel to the fire, events from Liam's past may come back to haunt him!

"I'm starting to think that my career is over because I'll be spending the rest of my days trying to make up for everything I did in the past to my wife. She's not going to understand. Hell, I don't even understand"

When Josie finds out about what really went on during the 10 years she and Liam were apart, it makes her question Liam, their marriage and if they can truly make a future for themselves.

"Then why wasn't I enough?" Tears stream down her face and I feel my eyes starting to burn. "I wasn't enough for you."

When they find out the bar that they started their careers at may be closing, this gives them the perfect opportunity to go to LA, help a friend and revive the band. Liam understands that being in LA is really where they need to be to maintain their popularity on the music charts but what about Josie, Noah and the rest of their "family?" How would it work having to and wanting to be in both places at once?

So begins the journey that we watch throughout the rest of the book as Liam and Josie grapple with past decisions and what their future looks like. Along the way we get to experience some wonderful life moments with not only the Westbury's but the Harrison-Powell's and Davis's too, more weddings, sporting events, and everything in between.

Since I'm not a believer in giving spoilers in my reviews, and everything I want to say would give away too much of the story. What I can tell you, is that I loved this book more than I thought I would because I didn't want to see an end to my time with Liam, Harrison (swoon) and JD. But Heidi did such a wonderful job in wrapping everything up and I can rest easy knowing that the adage "everything happens for a reason" really applies to our favorite band and their loved ones.

Well done Heidi, well done!!

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Cocky BastardCocky Bastard by Penelope Ward
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This has to be the funniest book I've ever read. And when I say funny, I mean literally laughed out loud funny. More than I thought possible, I laughed out loud.

The writing is smooth and flows so well there's really no way to differentiate who was writing which chapters. Which I have to admit was concerning to me when I read that both Vi and Penelope were writing this book together. But my fears were assuaged from the first couple of chapters.

Our H/h Chance and Aubrey are polar opposites. He's a retired, by injury, Australian soccer player and Aubrey is a lawyer who's just broken up with her less than fabulous boyfriend Harrison and is moving across country to start at a new law firm in Southern California. When they meet at a rest stop in Nebraska is when the hilarity starts. He rubs her the wrong way and she's less than impressed with him.

So when these two end up riding together on their cross-country journey the fireworks in more than one way start to go off. There's a goat, who I absolutely fell in love with, there's the ex-boyfriend continuously calling, and then there's Vegas. And what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas right?

And let's talk about the chemistry between our H/h. It's very clear that they're drawn to each other, but for reasons that Aubrey doesn't understand, Chance doesn't want to act on them. As we move through the story and we find out the reason, you could have knocked me over with a feather because it was the LAST THING I was expecting to read about. Talk about a twist!!!

I can't really talk too much more about the book without giving some spoilers and I don't give spoilers in my reviews. So, I'll leave you with this....buy this book, you'll laugh, you may even shed a tear or two but you'll definitely be very entertained!!!!

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Tempest Rising (Rising Storm, Episode 1)Tempest Rising by Julie Kenner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I heard about the Rising Storm series of books, I was both excited and had trepidations at the same time. I was thrilled to see the authors participating but also wondered how this was all going to work and have everything flow as it wuld in a book that's written by just one author. Let's face it, eight different authors each writing an episode, it can't be easy to make it work.

Well, if Book 1, Tempest Rising, is any indication of how this whole series will go, I'm NOT going to be disappointed. The author Julie Kenner did a wonderful job of setting up all the players in this small town in Texas. There's love, passion, great friendships, intrigue, deception, and some very powerful secrets in tiny Storm, Texas. Way beyond what you think might be happening!

As Episode 1 closes, I sat in shock with what was revealed and did a little evil laugh and thought, "it's getting good now!" I wasn't let down and neither will you. Get this book before the next one is released so you can enjoy all the dealings of Storm, Texas!!

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Book: Look After Us
Series: Look After You #2.5
Author: Elena Matthews
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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This is the novella of Ava and Ashton's story.

This cannot be read as a standalone. You must read Look After You first.


The road to true love isn’t always easy… but through all the heartache, Ava and Ashton have somehow made it through—coming out of the other end even stronger.

Madly in love and engaged to be married, Ava is finally getting her happy ever after.

But it seems Ashton’s brother, Tyler, will beat Ashton down the aisle. When he decides to tie the knot, he asks Ashton to be his best man. Not one to miss his baby brother get married, he and Ava fly to Texas to join in the festivities.

Everything is perfect.

Until Ashton’s past threatens to destroy everything.

Ava’s jealousy rears its ugly head as Ashton’s ex-girlfriend hangs on his every word. Even though she knows Ashton loves her, she can’t help but feel insecure, especially since she’s convinced that Ashton’s first love is karma in disguise, waiting to take her happiness away.

As tempers flare and tears fall, Ava knows she’s overreacting.
Or is she?

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Excerpt ~ Ava

‘I can feel a bead of sweat begin to roll along my collarbone as I work hard to contain the euphoria that rips through me. But it’s hard when every touch is more sensitive … when every thrust is more exhilarating … when every subtle kiss has enough power to light up an entire city.’

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Excerpt ~ Ashton

‘I’m supposed to be the person in her life who protects her … who looks after her, but it seems even I’m not immune to breaking her beautiful, fragile heart.’

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Excerpt ~ Ava
‘I couldn’t imagine not being able to feel the ecstasy that currently fills my veins with pleasure or the unconditional love I feel in every subtle caress and stroke that comes from only experiencing this intense, earth-shattering, all-consuming love with the one person who I simply can’t exist without.’

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“After all the anticipation, this book did not disappoint me in the least, it excelled all my expectations.” ~ Ladies Living in Bookland

“Elena Matthews is a wonderful writer that knows how to blend and mold words together so beautifully that the reader gets the full pull and feels every emotion down to the last detail.” ~ Book Hangover Page

“I love that you can feel the chemistry coming off of the pages between Ashton & Ava.” ~ Lover of Things

“The story had me happy, sad, laughing and crying and everything in between. At one point I was howling with laughter.” ~ 2 Girls Who Love Books

“I've loved every page of this series and will definitely be reading more by Elena Matthews.” ~ Your Next Hot Read

Excerpt ~ Ashton

“You saved me from a life of misery; you saved me from ever existing without you. You’re my life baby, you’re my everything … you saved me.”

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(Author’s notes - This comes just after chapter 6 in Look After You. It’s in the POV of Ashton. Enjoy!)

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Damn my fucking pager.
I was moments away from kissing the beautiful, angelic woman who I’m dangerously falling for and my pager goes off. It’s the story of my life. Since the moment I met her, I have told myself being with her would always be a long shot. She’s engaged to another man, she’s in love with another man, but that important fact quickly faded into the background with the way she responded to me; the way her eyes dilated, the way the pulse in her neck began to throb, and the way her foot caressed up my leg. In that moment, I knew she felt exactly the same way as me.
I know I’m treading on dangerous territory, but the pull she seems to have on me is so strong, I find it almost impossible to stay away from her. I know I should stay away; that I need to stay away for both her sake and mine, but even with my heart on the line, I just can’t distance myself away from her. I want Ava like the air I breathe. She’s everything I never realized I needed until the moment I met her.
As I rush back to the NICU, I can’t stop imagining what would have happened back in the cafeteria if my pager hadn’t gone off. If my mouth had inched closer and my lips would have met the sweetness of hers, I would have kissed her as if my life depended on it. As if our lives depended on it. Jesus, just the thought of her pretty lips on mine is making my cock twitch with a surge of excitement, and I’m incredibly thankful that my white coat hides the confinements of my hard-on.
However, it deflates in a millisecond when I arrive on the NICU, and I’m met with a preemie who has stopped breathing completely, and everything I was thinking disappears. I focus on the only thing that matters—saving this baby’s life. Once I manage to get him breathing again with the assistance of the CPAP, I leave him in the capable hands of the nurses and head over to the nurses’ station to arrange an x-ray on his lungs.
“Dr. Bailey,” I hear as I put the phone down with the radiology department. I turn to the nurse behind the desk. “Do you know a lady called Lou? I had a nurse from surgical services call; she said her patient wants to see you, insisting on it actually.”
I smile brightly at the sound of her name. Lou is an eighty-seven year old lady who used to live next door to me, until she got too bad on her feet and had to move into a nursing home.
She’s a sweetheart. She used to love baking, and because she didn’t have any family of her own, she used to come by daily to inundate my best friend, Darnell, and I, with freshly baked cookies. She always reminded me so much of my own grandmother before she lost her battle to cancer; so naturally I took her under my wing. It’s been a while since I’ve seen her, as I rarely get a day off.
Before I take my patient to radiology, I head on down to surgical services to see Lou, making a small detour to the gift shop where I pick out a bouquet of calla lilies for her. I’m directed to her room, and as I enter, I say, “Did somebody order a doctor?” She looks up from the television screen and her wrinkled face lights up.

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Receptionist by day, author by night, Elena Matthews is from Manchester, United Kingdom, the home of Manchester United, Media city and of course, Coronation Street. When Elena isn’t writing, she can be found with her nose in a book or watching guilty pleasures such as Gossip Girl, developing a rather unusual liking to Chuck Bass. And when she isn’t doing any of those things, you can often find her on Facebook, obsessing over Kellan Kyle, book boyfriend extraordinaire

Elena spent three years of her life at Salford University studying media production, to decide she no longer wanted to pursue a career in the media. Instead, it took her another two and half years to realise her calling. Writing. Now she lives and breathes her writing. She even had to tell her colleagues at work whenever she is found daydreaming at her desk, it’s because she is conversing with her characters.

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Day Launch for Julie Kenner's TEMPEST RISING! TEMPEST RISING is Episode 1 in the Rising Storm Series brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights. It's out today so grab your copy and pre-order the following episodes in what promises to be an amazing new series!!

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Welcome to Storm, Texas, where passion runs hot, desire runs deep,

and secrets have the power to destroy...

Nestled among rolling hills and painted with vibrant wildflowers, the bucolic town of Storm, Texas, seems like nothing short of perfection. But there are secrets beneath the facade. Dark secrets. Powerful secrets. The kind that can destroy lives and tear families apart. The kind that can cut through a town like a tempest, leaving jealousy and destruction in its wake, along with shattered hopes and broken dreams. All it takes is one little thing to shatter that polish. Reading like an on-going drama in the tradition of classic day and night-time soap operas like Dallas, Dynasty, and All My Children, Rising Storm is full of scandal, deceit, romance, passion, and secrets. With 1001 Dark Nights as the “producer,” Julie Kenner and Dee Davis use a television model with each week building on the last to create a storyline that fulfills the promise of a drama-filled soap opera. Joining Kenner and Davis in the “writer’s room” is an incredible group of New York Times bestselling authors such as Lexi Blake, Elisabeth Naughton, Jennifer Probst, Larissa Ione, Rebecca Zanetti and Lisa Mondello who have brought their vision of Storm to life. A serial soap opera containing eight episodes in season one, the season premiere of Rising Storm, TEMPEST RISING, debuts September 24th with each subsequent episode releasing consecutively this fall.

So get ready. The storm is coming.

Rising Storm -Tempest Rising teaser About TEMPEST RISING: Episode 1 of the Rising Storm Series Secrets, Sex and Scandals … Welcome to Storm, Texas, where passion runs hot, desire runs deep, and secrets have the power to destroy… Get ready. The storm is coming. Nestled among rolling hills and painted with vibrant wildflowers, the bucolic town of Storm, Texas, seems like nothing short of perfection. But there are secrets beneath the facade. Dark secrets. Powerful secrets. The kind that can destroy lives and tear families apart. The kind that can cut through a town like a tempest, leaving jealousy and destruction in its wake, along with shattered hopes and broken dreams. All it takes is one little thing to shatter that polish. Ginny Moreno didn’t mean to do it, but when she came home to Storm, she brought the tempest with her. And now everyone will be caught in its fury…  

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  Reviews for TEMPEST RISING: “After reading Tempest Rising by Julie Kenner I can honestly say it is everything I loved about those shows from the 80's and more; heart-stopping, twisted, engrossing, captivating, epic all describe this very first episode of Rising Storm. Even better I FELT like I was watching a television mini-series while reading it. Each time the "scene" changed, I held my breath wondering who was up next.”-Slick Reads, Guilty Pleasures Blog   J. Kenner - Author photoAbout Julie Kenner: Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 international bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas, and short stories in a variety of genres. Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” JK writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense, paranormal mommy lit, and, with Rising Storm, small town drama. Her trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries, and her Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series (written as Julie Kenner) has been optioned by Warner Brothers Television for the CW Network. A former attorney, JK lives in Central Texas with her husband, two daughters, and several cats. One of her favorite weekend activities is visiting small towns in the Texas Hill Country. Visit Julie Kenner’s website and follow her on:

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Today we are celebrating the release of THE SEDUCTION OF ALEX PARKER by Sandi Lynn. This is a New Adult, standa-lone novel. Check out the blurb, buy links, and graphics for the title below. Alex & Emerson are the new Connor & Ellery!

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Never stay in one place too long. That was my motto. After the accident, at the age of eighteen, I left my home in California to travel the world, see-king out new and adventurous wonders like my twin sister and I had plan-ned to do since we were kids. Eight years later, I was forced to return home, to the one place that held the most traumatic memories for me. My money was running out and my brother, Adam, refused to send me more until we sat down and had a talk about me settling down in one place. That was when I met billionaire Alex Parker — an arrogant, uptight control freak who thought I would actually listen to him. Boy, did he have another thing co-ming. My name is Emerson James and this is my story.

She was the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen. But she was mouthy and defiant, just like her brother warned me she was. She was a free spirit and very irresponsible with her life. Not my type at all. I only dated women of an upper class status — the ones who kept their mouths shut and were successful in their careers. I had everything life could offer and I was content. At least, I thought was, until Emerson James came into my life. She was getting ready to go off on another adventure and I was determined to get her to settle down in one place: California. My name is Alex Parker and this is my story.



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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sinful Desire (Sinful Nights Book 2)Sinful Desire by Lauren Blakely
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was provided an early copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. So here we go.....I just finished this fabulous book and one of the things I know for sure, is that I'll NEVER think of Peaches or Peach Pie the same way again!!!

Another few things I know with utmost confidence is that this second book in the Sinful Nights series had me enthralled from page 1 and as I got deeper and deeper into the book, I found it very difficult to put down. There's everything you want from a book - drama, friendship, love and a mystery that's still being solved along with panty-melting steamy sex. WOWZA is what I have to say about the frequent and oh so sizzling encounters that Ryan and Sophie experience together.

We have Ryan who for obvious reasons must have control and who has never let himself feel for a woman anything other than what's needed to get through a few dates. Then there's Sophie who wants what she grew up with - the Norman Rockwell of an example of marriage. When our H/h meet they are immediately drawn to each other and they don't disappoint in how they address their attraction.

I loved how Ryan let himself open up and let Sophie into his world and Sophie gets to see a different side of Ryan that not many people have. We get to see Ryan's brothers and sister and get somewhat caught up on what's happening in their lives since Sweet Sinful Nights too.

But don't think it's all smooth sailing as our H/h face some obstacles that can either draw them closer or push them away from each other for good. Ryan has to face some very difficult decisions and acknowledge things he has tried to ignore for a long time that ultimately drives where he and Sophie end up. Do they get where we want them to? What is the mystery that is being solved and what secrets are revealed in this chemistry filled page turner? Well you'll just need to pick it up to get all your answers!

Here's the last thing I'll leave you with, waiting for Sinful Longing, the next book in the Sinful Nights series is going to be torturous. November 17th can't get here soon enough!!

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Love, Unexpected by Ra’chael Ohara 
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After witnessing the murder of her parents, Gianna Donatelli has to disappear. Arriving home from work one night, Gianna sees a trio of loan sharks led by Salazar Milano leaving her house, and finds her abusive, gambling-addicted father and her beloved mother dead. She’s afraid to name the killers, but under the gentle questioning of Detective Mark Kendrick, she reveals the truth, and is immediately placed in the Witness Protection Program. Relocated to Hawaii, Gianna becomes Aria Romano…and encounters Kulani Ikaika.
Kulani is heart-stoppingly sexy, and the mutual attraction is immediate, but a misunderstanding leads Gianna—now Aria—to vow to stay far away from the handsome Hawaiian. She focuses on settling in with her host Camille and Camille’s daughter Layla. Starting her new job at The Resort, Aria meets Seth Michaels, the guy everybody loves to hate…and discovers Kulani also works there as a surf instructor. Soon she can no longer deny her feelings for Kulani, and their relationship intensifies. Secrets are hard to keep, and can be dangerous when they are revealed. Believing Kulani stole Aria from him, Seth uncovers her true identity and reveals it to everyone, even though it results in exposing a secret of his own. Kulani feels betrayed, and Detective Kendrick has to relocate Aria once again. As the trial for Salazar and his men approaches, Aria is the target of revenge when her foes join forces. Can Kulani save the woman he loves and give her a Hawaiian happily-ever-after? Or will their future come to a bloody end at the hands of their enemies…


Ra’chael Ohara was raised in small town, Bellevue, MI. She married her soul mate at nineteen and moved to Lansing, MI where they raise their beautiful daughter. Her love of reading is what eventually drove her to sit down and write her very own alpha romance series. When she’s not typing away on her computer she loves being surrounded by her loud, rambunctious, but sweet nieces and nephews.

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Week Blitz for SINFUL DESIRE by Lauren Blakely, the second full-length, standalone novel from her bestselling Erotic Romance Series, Sinful Nights! This new series is a new erotic romance series written in the high-heat, high-stakes, high-glamour style of the Seductive Nights series that readers know and love, but heading in a new direction with a new family that’s full of drama, checkered pasts and dangerous life-and-death secrets.

Lauren Blakely is well known for writing sexy, heartfelt and humorous contemporary romance as well as deeply emotional new adult stories --one commonality in all her books is the scorching hot sexy times. And the Sinful Nights series is absolutely no different! First, there was SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS, and now Lauren brings you the passionate and suspenseful SINFUL DESIRE filled with sexy moments that will keep you up all night!

Lauren Blakely does it again and brings readers more smoldering, sexy nights in her new Sinful Nights Series with her newest novel, SINFUL DESIRE.

SINFUL DESIRE is a full-length, standalone erotic romance novel that follows the love affair of a new couple, Ryan and Sophie. It’s currently priced at $3.99 across all retailers for a limited time only.

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Buy One Get One Free This Week Only!

This week ONLY when you buy SINFUL DESIRE (or if you preordered it!) you can get a FREE copy of Lauren’s USA Today Bestseller PLAYING WITH HER HEART. Every eBook of SINFUL DESIRE includes a link in the back of the book to redeem your free copy of PLAYING WITH HER HEART! All you have to do is simply click the link in the back of the book, follow the instructions, and you will be able to download a copy of PLAYING WITH HER HEART readable on any eReader. ONE-CLICK and get two books for one price! If you already read PLAYING WITH HER HEART, there is a paperback giveaway to enter. The link to redeem your free copy is in the back of every e-book of SINFUL DESIRE this week only...

And that’s not all!

  Sinful Desire - Giveaway   Feeling the Desire to have a Sinful night of your own? Then you’ll want to take the Sinful Nightsquiz and answer fun trivia questions about the Sinful Nights series! To celebrate the release of SINFUL DESIRE on September 22nd, Lauren is giving away a $500 gift card for a stay at the Ritz Carlton nearest you!* Everything you need to turn your fantasy into reality and enter the Sinful Nights contest during release week can be found in the back of the SINFUL DESIRE eBook, including the short quiz in the book that you have to complete to enter the contest. The SINFUL DESIRE eBook is the ONLY location with the link to the quiz. The release week contest runs through Saturday, September 26, ONLY, so you’ll have to make this read a quickie to enter to win this awesome prize! In addition to the grand prize, there are several other great prizes in the giveaway! So grab your copy of SINFUL DESIRE today! Get ready to ignite your passion and dive into SINFUL DESIRE on release day! *Please note: If you are the winner and there is no Ritz Carlton near you, you may opt to receive a $500 gift card to any Marriott property, or Marriott-owned hotel. ** If you purchase the paperback and would like to participate in the contest, please contact me at lauren@laurenblakely.com for instructions.   Sinful Desire - Release Week Teaser 3   ABOUT SINFUL DESIRE: This book contains Lauren Blakely's hottest, dirtiest, and most dominating hero ever! Panties optional when reading this sinfully sexy STANDALONE novel in the NYT Bestselling Sinful Nights series! He gave her the most mind-blowing night of pleasure ever. He made her want to get down on her knees. He dominated her in ways she'd only dreamed of. And she didn't even know his name... Control. It's what Ryan Sloan values most. Control of his business, control of his secrets, control of his days and nights. With the way his life spiraled in the past, he needs to stay in charge of his present. Giving up control. It's what Sophie Winston craves. After a wildly successful career, she's stepped away from the business world and is now focused on her work as her city's most noted philanthropist. When she meets Ryan Sloan, the chemistry is scorching, and utterly undeniable. Their desire for each other runs red hot. He wants everything she's willing to give him in bed, and she wants him to take her to new heights as only he can. Soon, he has to have more. All of her -- heart, mind and body. The only trouble is, he hasn't been honest about how he met her and the dangerous connection he has to her brother. When the truth is revealed, he'll have to give more of himself than he's bargained for or risk losing the only woman he's ever let into his heart.


“From the moment I met you, I knew I’d have my hands on you. You knew it, too. Felt it, too.”

She nodded as she trembled from the trace of his finger. “I did feel it.”

He brought his mouth to her ear and spoke softly. “If I ever do or say something you don’t like, tell me. Or smack me. I only want to bring you pleasure.” His words were both sexy and earnest. The combination sent flutters through her belly. “Immense pleasure.”

“You already are. So tell me something else that’s true. Something else you know,” she said, loving the hot, dirty way he talked to her as he touched her.

“I’m going to look into your eyes like I want to take you,” he said, his eyes blazing with desire. “That look will drive you wild. And you’ll swallow nervously because you don’t know me, and it’s odd wanting a stranger as much as you do.” He was reading her like a teenage diary. On the one hand, she was nervous. She didn’t know him at all. But she was also aroused beyond words. Beyond reason. Beyond any normal limits.

For that same reason—because she didn’t know him.

“Then, you’ll run a hand down my tie,” he told her, and she reached out instantly, doing exactly as he said, loving the directions he gave. Sophie craved this kind of interaction. She wanted a man to command her. So much time was spent deciding, and doing, and planning. It drove her brain batty, and she longed for this kind of release from her days.

“Do you know why you’re so fascinated with my tie?” he asked huskily, his eyes pinned on her. He practically fucked her with his gaze. It was so intense. His confidence set her on fire. It torched a path across her body, sizzling her skin.

“Tell me,” she said, eager for more of his words. “Since you seem to know me so well. Tell me.”

He brushed the backs of his fingers against her cheek. Oh God, she was dying for him to kiss her. She was so eager to feel those lips. To taste him.

He grasped a wrist with one hand, yanking it up his chest and loosely wrapping the end of his tie around her hand. “You want me to tie you up.” “How do you know that?” she asked, her voice stripped to the bones. He knew her. He read her. He could sense everything she wanted. He crowded her against the wall. Heaven Leigh belted out her song on stage. The inky black of the backstage cloaked them.

“Am I wrong?” he asked, arching an eyebrow. “If I’m wrong, tell me and I’ll walk away.”

She shook her head. “Are you going to take it off? Tie me up?” she asked in a voice that hardly sounded like hers. It belonged to the part of her that had been untended for years.

He grinned wickedly. “No. I have other ways to tie you up,” he said, and in a flash, he gripped her wrists in his big strong hands, wrapping his fingers around her, binding her as he yanked her hands behind her back. Heat flared in her body, spinning through her, settling between her legs. Her gorgeous, sexy panties were so damp right now they were useless.

She ached for his touch. And she could do nothing but wait for it since she was his hostage.

He was so strong she couldn’t wriggle away if she wanted to. His thumbs dug into her wrist bones, pinning her hands above her ass, rendering her helpless. The pressure from the twist in her arms bordered on pain, and felt oh so good.

There was no space between the two of them. Only breath. Only words and his bare, husky voice. “Do you know what else I’ve been thinking about all day?”

SINFUL DESIRE is book two in SINFUL NIGHTS, a four-book series. Each full-length novel features a new couple. This high-heat, high-stakes sexy romance series follows the Sloan family as each sibling falls madly in love against the backdrop of sin, money, greed, passion, mystery and suspense...  

And don’t miss the first title in the Sinful Nights Series,

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Sinful Longing

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Sinful Love

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Lauren Blakely - Author PhotoAbout Lauren Blakely: Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had eight books on the New York Times Bestseller list and fourteen on the USA Today Bestseller list. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire. She recently released SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS, the first novel in her new sexy romance series Sinful Nights that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. Her new adult forbidden romance, 21 Stolen Kisses, hit e-readers in May and landed on the USA Today Bestseller list. In September, she'll release SINFUL DESIRE, her next title in the bestselling SINFUL NIGHTS series. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, text BLAKELY + your email address to 678-249-3375 (please use the actual + sign).  

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