Saturday, February 21, 2015

Review: Daring the Player

Title: Daring the Player
Series: Dare to Love (Kindle Worlds Novella)
Author: Robin Covington
Publisher: Kindle Worlds
Release Date: January 19, 2015
Pages: 111
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Blurb:

She’s nothing but trouble…and he can’t resist. 

Raised by a pro football legend, Miami Thunder wide receiver Rep Grissom has a career most would envy. A toxic marriage with a party girl almost put him on the sidelines, but now he keeps his head down and makes the moves on the field that leave younger players in his dust. Now all he has to do is maintain the status quo and he’s guaranteed a lucrative new contract at an age when most guys are retiring. 


Lola Corbin is used to leaving all the big boys in her rearview mirror. The lead singer in the worlds biggest rock band she fills up arenas and closes down the clubs but with the group on the brink of breaking apart her future is uncertain. Years spent on the road has left her with nothing at home except platinum records on the walls, an empty fridge and a cold bed. For the first time, she’s looking for something and someone beyond the spotlight. 


When Lola’s first night in her condo ends with Rep breaking up a fight he realizes that temptation has moved in next door. Lola doesn’t usually go for the strong and serious types, but the more she sees of her neighbor, the more she wants. When a thank you dinner turns into dancing and a hot tryst in the back of the club their attraction cannot be denied. But when Lola-induced trouble results in a front-page-career-ending spectacle the player must decide if he’s going to be as daring with his heart as he is on the field. 

Review

I loved the openness of the characters in this book. Somehow, deep inside, they knew that they could trust each other and they didn't have to play games. Lola and Rep didn't sugar coat how they felt for each other, and it's quite refreshing to read. It made life much easier, I think.

I wished the book could have been longer, but I thoroughly enjoyed this novella. There's that cliche of making the big gesture, and this one is definitely a winner. I would recommend this book if you want a love story with a little bit of steam and a whole lot of honesty.

Note: The blurb of this book seems like a complete back story of the characters.

One of my favorite bits of the book:

As far as he could tell, she only left the condo when he was at the stadium and in spite of his nightly knocking at her door, she refused to see him. She was hurt, you couldn't be that kind of mad unless you cared a lot and he held onto that thought like it was a life raft and he was lost at sea.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Author Interview: Rough Justice



Hi everyone! When I saw that I had the same name as the main character of this book, I just had to interview the author. She's one of my favorite authors and I was glad to be able to chat with her about her new release! Enjoy!

Author Interview

1. What inspired the story of this book?

The hubs and I were on a motorcycle trip from London, England to Oslo, Norway. We had to cross the ferry from Harwich to Ebsjerg and we hung out with an eclectic group of bikers along the way, who shared all sorts of fantastic stories with us. I got quite a few of my characters from that trip!

2. How did you decide on the character names?

My heroine is a tough, kick-ass biker chick but she hides a soft, girly side. I wanted her name to reflect her softer side, and I've always loved the name Arianne (my second daughter's middle name is Arianne). Also, I know a blogger with the prettiest name... **winks**

My hero needed a tough, take-no-prisoners name but I wanted it to be slightly different. "Jagger" suited him very well.

3. Why have you chosen a motorcycle gang and not billionaires, tattoo artists, etc?

My hubs has motorcycles and we've done a lot of road trips where we hung out in biker bars and met interesting characters so it was something I was familiar with. Also, I could test out moves in real life on the bike!

4. Did you have a say on the cover of Rough Justice?

Not too much. St. Martin's sent me a draft. I loved it. End of story!

5. How many books do you have planned for this series?

So far there are three books in the series: Rough Justice (Arianne and Jagger), Beyond the Cut (Cade and Dawn), and Sinner's Steel (Zane and Evie).

I swear, I'm already in love with the character names. Zane is also one of my favorite male names! It's just so sexy! ;) Thanks for stopping by, Sarah!

Title: Rough Justice
Series: Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club, #1
Author: Sarah Castille
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release Date: February 3, 2015
Pages: 385
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Blurb:

IT TAKES A GOOD, STRONG WOMAN
Raised in a motorcycle gang, tough, beautiful Arianne Wilder has always dreamed of a normal life. But no sooner does she escape her father’s domineering grasp than she wakes up to find herself in a rival gang’s clubhouse—at the mercy of the dangerously sexy Jagger Knight.

TO TAME A MAN WHO’S HELL ON WHEELS.
The alpha leader of the notorious Sinner’s Tribe, Jagger Knight is all muscle, all biker, and all man. But somewhere inside this hard, tattooed outlaw, Arianne senses a kindred spirit—and she can’t ignore their tempestuous attraction. Can she beat him at his own game in a revved-up blaze of glory? Or will their passion spark a war that’s the end of the road for them both?


About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Sarah Castille, writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha males and the women who tame them. A recovering lawyer and caffeine addict, she worked and travelled abroad before trading in her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home in shadow of the Rocky Mountains.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Promo: Be Mine


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Snowed in With the Tycoon by Shoshanna Evers
When they get snowed in together on the same piece of land they're each fighting for, unexpected desire sparks.

Wrong Bride by Geri Foster
Short, sexy, fun...

Crashing Down by Cathryn Fox
Will the fire they created turn to ash when truths come spilling out?

Eternal Ever After by A.C. James
BDSM and HOT alpha Vampires... Oh, my!

The Erotic Dark (A BDSM Erotica Novel) by Nina Lane
A downright dirty book!

Stay the Night: A Navy Seal Erotic Romance by Caridad Pineiro
He was the kind of man that every woman would want . . .

Marley's Ménage by Jan Springer
Single, soon-to-be mom, Marley Madison's latest cravings are downright...naughty. She wants a menage, and she needs it bad.

Heat Wave by Denise A. Agnew
He's one hot man she can't resist

Romance Quickies (Encounter 2) by Monique DuBois
Brooke is determined to have a one-night stand, but will the sexy stranger let her ride him on the subway?

Morgan's Match by Krystal Shannan
The biggest catch to being a matchmaker...you can't work a spell on yourself.


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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Review: Some Like It Sizzling



Title: Some Like it Sizzling
Series: A Perfect Recipe, #3
Author: Robbie Terman
Publisher: Entangled: Select Contemporary
Release Date: January 12, 2015
Pages: 241
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Blurb:

Former model Jenna Rawley has spent her entire life craving the security and stability she never had growing up. Her wedding day was supposed to be the day all of her dreams came true. Instead, the groom disappears and Jenna runs from the church...and right into the arms of her high school sweetheart.

Firefighter Luke Kearney never forgotten Jenna, or that she left him behind with a broken heart all those years ago. Yet in that single, dramatic moment, their chemistry comes roaring back to life, hotter and more fierce than ever. Only now there are complications—including secrets from the past that have been buried, but not forgotten. But a man who plays with fire is bound to get burned...

Review

I loved this book because I feel like I can relate to Jenna. Her fear of not being able to be financially secure because of her mother's battle with cancer reflects my fear of trusting people because of my past.

I could totally understand that Luke had a hard time trusting Jenna. It was somewhat refreshing that Luke wasn't blindly in love with Jenna even after all these years. Their friendship was quite interesting as well, what with all the lovely benefits they both received from each other ;)

I liked the character Donut as well. Someone who loves sweets in the form of donuts is definitely after my heart.

Jenna's friends were the best. Although, I feel like there was a missing part in the story where Jenna told her friends about her financial battle. I was expecting she would and they would come to her rescue.

Overall, this was such a light and enjoyable read. If you haven't read any of the books in this series, I would suggest starting it now. You don't want to miss any more of these amazing stories!

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Review: Hard to Come By



Title: Hard to Come By
Series: Hard Ink, #3
Author: Laura Kaye
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: November 25, 2014
Pages: 384
Buy LinkAmazon
Amazon is having a 30% off sale on any one print book. Just use HOLIDAY30 at checkout. Ends November 30, 2014.


Blurb:

Caught between desire and loyalty...

Derek DiMarzio would do anything for the members of his disgraced Special Forces team--sacrifice his body, help a former teammate with a covert operation to restore their honor, and even go behind enemy lines. He just never expected to want the beautiful woman he found there.

When a sexy stranger asks questions about her brother, Emilie Garza is torn between loyalty to the brother she once idolized and fear of the war-changed man he's become. Derek's easy smile and quiet strength tempt Emilie to open up, igniting the desire between them and leading Derek to crave a woman he shouldn't trust.

As the team's investigation reveals how powerful their enemies are, Derek and Emilie must prove where their loyalties lie before hearts are broken and lives are lost. Because love is too hard to come by to let slip away...


Review

Funny and sexy, that's how I would describe Derek DiMarzio. Losing a limb didn't diminish his thirst for life. He was so lighthearted and fun to be around. The joker of the group, Marz seemed like the picture of a perfectly happy soldier.

Beckett and Marz used to be close, but Beckett felt guilty for barely getting a scratch while Marz lost his leg saving his friend. I really enjoyed the chemistry between the two when Beckett wasn't so awkward around Marz. Beckett made a speech once that really touched my heart. Whodathunkit? The big man had feelings, haha.

    "Just give it a minute," Beckett said. "You don't always have to be too strong to accept help. No one here thinks you're weak."
    Derek's eyes went wide as he gazed at his friend. How could anyone think Derek weak? The guy had saved her twice in two days and used his own body as a human shield for hers. He'd been hit with a bat and kicked in the head, and still had enough presence of mind to try to take out her brother's fleeing truck."

Marz's story was a bit predictable when it came to Emilie Garza. Regardless, I enjoyed their connection and his protectiveness towards her, as with all the other guys in Hard Ink. I also loved reading about Marz in action - being the computer genius and all. One of my favorite things about Marz was his shameless singing. 

Emilie: "You give excellent orgasms...But um, has anybody ever told you that--"
Marz: "I can't sing?"
Emilie: "Uh, yeah?"
Marz: "All the time. I can't hear it, so it doesn't bother me."

I definitely would recommend this book. Lots of laughter and romance to keep you occupied :) 

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