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Sunday, January 31, 2016




Title: River James
Series: Rockers of Steel #3
Author: MJ Fields 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 31, 2016



Blurb

When he fell in love, he fell hard. When he lost her, he lost his will.

Drugs, sex, and rock and roll—in that order—became his life.

River James, the drummer for Steel Total Destruction, loved the brotherhood he formed with his unlikely best friend and his band mates, and the family he found in his label until one tragic accident takes it all away in the blink of an eye. Twisted metal, shattered bones, crushed dreams, and torn wreckage causes deep, dark secrets to be revealed and he quickly turns to the sure things in life: drugs and women. Will he find himself in the wreckage or will he lose his way in the smoke and debris?

The first person in her family to graduate from high school and college, Keanna Sutton is flying high on her accomplishments. She has the career and man of her dreams…or so she thought. While recovering from a break-up she has a chance run-in with a tall, handsome, silver-tongued drummer who tests her strength and ability to hold her own tongue. She desperately tries to ignore the implausible attraction to River - a man she knows will be no good for her. When she finally throws caution to the wind, she finds herself getting rocked the only way a badass like River can: hard and nasty. Will the hottest night of her life end there? Or will she lose herself in a man whose only promise is that a lady always comes first?








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Author Bio

USA Today bestselling author M.J. Field's love of writing was in full swing by age eight. Together with her cousins, she wrote a newsletter and sold it for ten cents to family members.

She self-published her first New Adult romance in January 2013. Today she has completed six self-published series, The Love Series, The Wrapped Series, The Burning Souls Series, The Men of Steel Series, Ties of Steel Series, and The Norfolk series.

MJ is a hybrid author who publishes an Indie book almost every month, and is signed with a traditional publisher, Loveswept, Penguin Random House, for her co-written series The Caldwell Brothers. Hendrix is available now, Morrison was released on December 22nd, 2015.

There is always something in the works, and she has three, yes, three, new series coming out this summer, and fall.

MJ lives in central New York, surrounded by family and friends. Her house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time, and she would have it no other way.



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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Rock Star Cowboys

The McLendon Family Saga Book #3

The Mclendon twins are all grown up and-OMG-are they ever a double handful! Country music gods, these golden boys of Falcon Ridge are in for some tough lessons in family and love. When their beloved Papa falls ill, they are called home to the place that holds both their hearts and a painful secret. Can they face their past and heal their wandering souls, or will they turn their backs on the one person who can make them whole again?

Includes a FREE honeymoon surprise at the end!


Excerpt


 “Why are you here?” Breezy asked, searching their faces for any clue. “Did something else happen?”
Connor swallowed, his tongue darting out, leaving a glistening path over his bottom lip as he took her in. “You could say that.” He propped his hands on his hips.
He knows. Regret sluiced over her like a bucket of ice. “Connor, I’m sorry,” she rushed to explain. “It’s not Carson’s fault. I kissed him—”
“It’s okay,” Connor said. He crossed the space between them and stood in front of her, his hands cupping her face. She held her breath as he leaned down and pressed his lips to hers, his mouth moving in a sensual tease that started her pulse to racing again. “I want to see him kiss you again.”
She opened her eyes and found him staring down at her, nose to nose, his lips still so close they tickled hers as he smiled. “I—you do?”
Connor nodded, the tip of his nose brushing against hers. He tilted his head, and leaned closer to her ear, the movement revealing Carson’s position behind him. His eyes were dark, swirling with the same desire she’d seen earlier that evening. “I want that very much,” Connor whispered in her ear, the seductive hum of his voice sending delicious shivers racing along her arms.
Connor sucked her earlobe between his teeth and lightning jolted her from his hypnotic spell. She turned away and shook her head, her eyes blinking away the sensual images his words conjured.
“Car doesn’t want this.” She raised her hand to clasp her towel and… she looked down. She was still only wearing a towel! “Oh God.” She turned in a rush for the bathroom.
“Wait,” Carson stepped around Connor and snagged her wrist.
“I have to get dressed.”
“No you don’t,” Carson said, stepping around her and heading off her retreat. “Please don’t.”
She tried to step around him, but he moved with her, his large frame blocking her. All she could see and smell was him, a spicy concoction of male and muscle. “You said—”
“I take it all back.” Carson hooked his finger under her chin and tipped her head back. She raised her eyes to meet his gaze and her heart leapt. His eyes glistened with remorse as he lowered his head and placed a gentle kiss to her lips. “I was a fool, Breezy. I regret every damn horrible thing I’ve said to you, but if you never believe anything else, believe that I want this. I want you, with every cell in my body.”

Connor slid his arms around her waist, his naked chest pressing against her back. The heat of their bodies surrounded her, blanketed her in a sensual cloud. “I want this, Breezy. We both want you,” Connor whispered, his lips grazing the outer shell of her ear. His hand slipped between the overlapped edges of her towel, his fingers skimming along the first bit of her skin he could touch, teasing her with the promise of more. “Please tell us you want this, too.”


      


Genre: Erotic Western Romance, Menage Romance, MFM, Contemporary Cowboy, Family Saga

The McLendon Family Saga reading order:

The Heart of Falcon Ridge
A McLendon Christmas
Rock Star Cowboys 
Rock Star Cowboys: The Honeymoon 

About The Author


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D.L. Roan loves combining fantasy with the real world, giving her readers more than just a book or romance, but a true adventure in love. Her characters are always real to her and she genuinely enjoys bringing them to life for her readers.


She's a native Floridian, a rare breed in a land of snow birds. Scuba diving and hunting for shark's teeth on the beach are two of her favorite things. Oh! And building sand castles instead of snowmen in December and sending pictures of them to all her snowbound friends. She loves rainy days, thunderstorms and is an avid dog lover. Yes, size matters. She hopes to one day add a big ol' floppy Great Dane to her family of hounds.


Check out the links in the back of her books for details about her secret fan group where she hangs out with her fans who get first dibs on all her sexy stories! 

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Friday, January 29, 2016

We are so excited to bring you the Cover Reveal for AL Jackson's upcoming WHERE LIGHTNING STRIKES releasing March 22, 2016. We can't wait for you to fall into this sexy emotional novel!

  Where Lightening Strikes__ebooksm     Where Lightening Strikes__ebooksmDo you know what it feels like right before lightning strikes? How you can feel the current running through your veins? The trembles of warning that ripple through the air? It was a thrill Tamar King chased all her life until it became the very thing she had to escape. For the last four years, Tamar King has hidden herself in an isolated world she created. She was safe. No one could touch her. Until Lyrik West walked through her door. He’s the lead guitarist for Sunder and everything she can never have. The dark and beautiful rock star becomes everything she craves. Lyrik’s life has been devoted to his band and that success has cost him. Bitter, hard, and filled with regret, he refuses to lose himself again, but from the moment he sees her, he wants one night with Tamar King. The gorgeous bartender is more than he bargained for. Their attraction is consuming. Their desire overpowering. With one touch, they ignite. But is it worth the cost of getting burned? She’s a gorgeous nightmare and he’s a wicked dream… WHERE LIGHTNING STRIKES, a Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel  

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Title: Redemption and Regrets ~ Chastity Falls Book 4

Author: L.A. Cotton

Genre: New Adult

Release Date: April 12, 2016


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Four years ago, I had everything. All it took was the snap of his fingers and he ripped it out from under me. 

Betrayed, by my own father. 

His enemies want me dead and old allies want me back in their ranks to help take what's owed. And while I'm trying to figure out what I want, there's her. The one I watch from the shadows, afraid to bare myself to her - the real me. 

Hard. Cold. Deadly.

She should fear me - Braiden Donohue - but I'm not the only one keeping secrets, and I must discover what she's hiding. 

Before it's too late. 

Redemption will be afforded, regrets will be atoned. 

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Title: Paradise Fought: Abel
Series: Paradise #1
Author: L.B. Dunbar
Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance/MMA
 Release Date: January 25, 2016



Blurb

I'm not a fighter.
I was born into a fighting family. As the middle child, I was overlooked in favor of my older brother.
He took the negative attention, too. In comparison, there's nothing special about me.
I’m not as big as Cobra. I’m not as strong as Cobra. He's the alpha.
I'm a beta.
The second son.
The lesser one.
The one never encouraged to fight, never encouraged to do anything, but stay out of my father’s way.

I'm not a lover either - but I wished to be – that’s why I needed her.
I met a girl in the pouring rain.
Sounds cliché, but it's true. It changed everything.
Because of love, I learned to fight.

Betas come second, but in this fight, my story is first.




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Excerpt

If I thought I was going to make a speedy getaway, I was wrong. My savior caught up to me, half way down the walk, outside the finance building. He was quick and a large hand wrapped around my upper arm.

“Whoa, sister,” he said, slightly out of breath. “You almost got away from me again.”

“What?” I questioned. I had no idea what he meant: again.

“Never mind,” he muttered, his hand still on me. I looked down at it and he immediately released me. My eyes pinched as I realized I didn’t mind his hand on my skin. There was something nonthreatening about him. He seemed rather innocent, studious, actually. His shirt was buttoned almost to the top and tucked into his pants. The sleeves secure at the cuffs. His jeans were snug and hugged him well. He wore dark rimmed glasses that screamed smart. Brown boots looked too new on his large feet. It was like he had the right parts but the wrong combination.

His blue eyes were soft and easy to look into. They practically spoke to me, but I had no idea what he was saying. His dark hair was disheveled, a bit shaggy, but cool looking. He kind of looked like a pop star, which was a little too sugar sweet for me. His form was questionable. It was hard to tell what kind of body he had under those clothes. He looked rather preppy, like half the guys at this university. I didn’t want to think about it. I’d just sold my soul for another semester.

“So when do you want to do this?” I asked. His blank stare told me he had no idea what I meant.

“Us,” I said, pointing between him and me.

“I…” His voice trailed off as he gawked at me. His expression changed from confusion to shock.

“I didn’t buy you to sleep with you,” he said, a touch of disbelief in his voice. His face turned crimson, then fell. “Why, have you done that before?” It was my turn to be surprised and offended.

I turned on my heels and began stomping away from him. He was too quick and he caught me again. His hand on my arm halted me. This time he didn’t release me when I peered down at his fingers wrapped around my bicep.

“Look. I need help,” he blurted. His face pinked a little, and it was sweet. “I don’t need help with sex. I need help with before.” His tone dropped, and he looked side to side to see if anyone would hear him. I took his meaning.

“You don’t know how to do foreplay?” I questioned in a loud whisper, trying to hide my astonishment. How could anyone have sex and not know a touch of foreplay?

His face pinked again.

“Not that,” he said, sounding like a child. “The flirting. The dating. The…other stuff.”

I was stunned. I stared at him, taking in his features again. He was kind of cute, leaning toward the potential for good looking. He couldn’t possibly need help with this request. The confusion on my face made him speak.

“I don’t know how to flirt.” The words swirled between us.

“I don’t understand.” I didn’t. I didn’t know what he wanted from me.

“I need lessons how to be…cool: with girls. Call it a tutoring session. I need to learn how to be…seen.” His voice took on a touch of sadness. He couldn’t possibly be serious. I continued to stare at him. My mouth might have actually dropped open a bit, and I noticed he was watching my lips. It was a little exciting the way he stared at them. I licked them and his pupils dilated, filling in more black over the blue. His expression changed. Knowingly, he blinked when he realized I was teasing him. His lip quirked up and a dimple showed in his cheek.

“I need to date you,” he blurted. “To learn how to do, what you just did to me.”





Author Bio


L.B. Dunbar loves the original legend of King Arthur. Inspired by this classic tale, she pulled over to the side of the road to take notes when it hit her that if King Arthur lived today, he'd be a rock star. A lover of fairy tales, myths, legends, and anything with happily ever after, she loves to read and write contemporary romance. Her Legendary Rock Stars series is complete with the final tale: The Trials of Guinevere DeGrance, but the story began with The Legend of Arturo King. She also wrote The Sensations Collection, which includes five stand alones based on the five senses in a small town setting near Lake Michigan. Raised on one side of that lake, she grew up in Michigan, but now lives on the other side, in Chicago. Mother to four, wife to the one and only, and teacher to hundreds of former students, she looks forward to sharing more stories in the future.



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Dirty Tricks (The Burke Brothers, #4)Dirty Tricks by Emma Hart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 INTOXICATING STARS!!! Reviewed by Franci Neill

This is the last of the Burke Brothers books and I guess when they say, "save the best for last" Emma had that in mind when she picked the order of these books. From the first book in this series, I have been a Tate "girl" never thinking I would sway in my opinion.... I'm not totally over into the Kye camp, but he's number two on my list Burke boys.

He's got a filthy mouth and when he wants something, he doesn't stop until he gets it. In this case, he wants Chelsey Young. One of the problems though is that Chelsey is very familiar what the world of being in a band is all about because her father is in the business and she knows she doesn't want a life where she has to worry about what her boyfriend would be doing out on the road while touring. She's seen it firsthand.

Problem is she can't resist Kye anymore and falling into bed with him for a one-night stand is her solution. Yeah that generally doesn't work out the way we'd like it to and in this case, big backfire for both Kye and Chels! I loved reading the interactions between these two. It's smart, sassy and sexy. Along the way, we get some steam up my glasses sex that had me fanning myself more than once. Leave it to Emma to give Kye a woman that won't just give in because he's "Kye Burke!"

He has to work for it, and does he do a good job with that! For me, he would prove irresistible. I should have known that Kye would be the kind of man his Mom would be proud of. It's very sweet to see how he really cares for Chels and only wants the best for her. He tries to protect her when he can and as much as Chels doesn't want to admit how much she's falling for him, watching her fall was everything I hoped it would be.


Let's also not forget that Kye and Chels are surrounded by love and togetherness with his brothers and their wives/girlfriends along with the precocious Mila that gives feelings to Kye of wanting to reproduce with Chelsey. I literally snort laughed when Kye was having these thoughts and asking Aidan how he felt the first time Jessie was with Mila. For me the one of the real turning points in the book is when Kye admits to himself why it's important the band stays on the East Coast..

"No, when you're where we are, you need someone who will nurture you and your career path. Which is exactly why we're checking out manager in North and South Carolina.....My reason? I want to be able to drive up the coast to work and back down again in one day because of Chelsey. I want to live our dream while all the time convincing her that I'm worth the risk. I want Chelsey to know that, if she'll let me, I'll always come home to her."

As these two find battle back forth in that Kye is determined to get Chelsey into his life permanently, the aforementioned steamy sex continues to take place because they just can't keep their hands to themselves....


As the story progresses, watching Chels finally admit her true feelings for Kye brought a smile to my face. You know the really big smile that almost hurts it's so big. If anyone deserves an HEA it's Chelsey. And getting that HEA from Kye just makes it that much better. But, what obstacles will stand in their way? Will Chelsey be able to fully trust Kye given his history with women and what he does for a living? Can she look past all the previous women? Does Kye really have the patience to stick it out long term until he's convinced Chelsey she's his perfect match given her upbringing?

You'll get all these answers along with one of the best Burke brother's stories to date when you pick up this last book in this series.

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Title: Warrior's Duty
Series: Nature's Destiny #4
Author: Justine Winter
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: February 17, 2016
Death. Destruction. Demons.
War was officially declared.
Blade’s rebirth into the world became something we truly weren’t prepared for. And I felt guilty. Blaming myself for not getting to Lara in time. 
She was gone. Nature’s Destiny was grieving.
In the midst of our woes the battle was brewing. Incubi kept coming. Hell beasts were slaying. And the demon master was another step closer to winning.
With an army of supernatural beings in my arsenal I was optimistic that we were enough. We had the prophecy and my fortitudo on our side.
Whatever happened there was one thing I knew for certain.
The end had come.
The beast taunted me, stalked me like I was its prey. Its coal-like skin, straight from the mouth of hell, sizzled brightly with streaks of orange. The lava of its home. I never stood a chance in this war, I was one wolf against an army of demons; they kept me distracted long enough to ensure there was nothing I could do to jeopardise their hostile takeover. I soon learned that distraction was their greatest tactic, their only worthwhile weapon. But still, there were little acts of heroism I could partake in; chained and bound in a cage granted me little freedom. I was the hell beasts’ toy, to scratch, to bite, to chase when dull moments had them bored. Compared to my torment, I was sure death would be a gift as inviting as a freshly picked bouquet of flowers. I no longer wanted to endure such heinous, criminal, apocalyptic affairs. I wished for death, and the devil laughed in my face.
  I’ve always lived a life based on my imagination, from hopeless dreams of romance to concocting alternate realities involving supernaturals. I’m completely fascinated with anything hero-related, and often speculate which superpower I’d possess. I haven’t settled on one yet. I was born in England, and currently reside in Wales, UK. I love to write, and most days you’ll find me happily tapping away at the computer whilst in my pyjama-clad bubble. I also spend my time reading, and if that isn’t enough I’m often in the kitchen baking up a treat.
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