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Sunday, July 5

Blog Tour: Incendiary by Kathryn Kelly

Incendiary
By: Kathryn Kelly
Series: A Prhoenix Rising Red Band Novel

Georgie has destroyed me. She's threatened my freedom and everything I've worked so hard to build. My band, my music, is the last thing on my mind. I want her to pay for all she's done. 

But she's still my Georgie, and my desire for her is as hot as ever. She's my inferno, my biggest mistake and my greatest reward. 

My fans see her as their idol's downfall. When her life is threatened, I will come to realize there's nothing in the world more important to me than her. 

She's my flame. 

I'm her anchor. 

Together, we're explosive. 

We are incendiary. 


For mature audiences only. Incendiary is not a standalone novel, but is the conclusion to Georgiana McCall's and Sloane Mason's story that began in Inferno.

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Kathryn Kelly is the author of the Death Dwellers MC Series and Phoenix Rising Rock Band Series. For as long as she can remember, she has been a reader and has always loved books. Although she thought about writing her own books, she never thought she would actually do it. It took a dream from her first hero, Christopher "Outlaw" Caldwell and encouragement by her mother and friends before she put pen to paper and wrote Misled. This has been one of the most rewarding and amazing journeys of her life and she owes it all to her readers and fans. In her spare time, (admittedly not much), she likes scotch, champagne, music, and the New Orleans Saints. In reality, she's just a girl next door, a biker babe in her imagination, a mom, and a daughter.
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Friday, July 3

Cover Reveal: Bane by Kristin Mayer

Bane by Kristin Mayer. I absolutely adore this new romance, and I’m thrilled to be sharing the cover with you. Check it out:   Title: Bane Author: Kristin Mayer Release Date: August 14th Genre: Contemporary Romance BANEFront300dpi About Bane: A fire burns. It consumes. It’s uncontrollable. It’s irrational. Rage can become just like a fire, clearing all in its path, killing anything that gets in its way. That’s what happens to a man when the woman he desires is put in harm’s way. He doesn’t care what happens to him. He protects what is his. He doesn’t apologize for what he has to do. He strikes without hesitation. He is Bane … and he will protect her. Add to Goodreads FB1 Exclusive Excerpt: I was done. Finished. Out. For the past seven years, I belonged to a division of the government that wasn’t on the books. I operated alone. There was a mission: I either failed or succeeded. If I failed, that meant I was dead. After all the shit I’d seen, done, caused—I survived. It was a fucking miracle. I was the best at what I did, but there were times I saw my life flash before my eyes. But when you’re the government’s covert assassin, what else was there to expect. If I was captured, I didn’t exist. If I died, I didn’t exist. If I succeeded, I was assigned my next mission. The plane wheels screeched as I touched down in Alaska. Finally, I was where I wanted to be. At times, I wasn’t sure I knew who I was anymore. My identity was erased from the system long ago. For the last three months, I’d been working on getting released from the program. It was a slow process with how deep I was in with Black Division. Those suits knew I wouldn’t share anything I’d done. Hell, half the time I wanted to forget. After three months of debriefing, the government let me out. Of course, there was an underlying threat. If we so much as suspect you’ve betrayed this country, consider yourself dead, Mr. Bradley. Yeah, nothing else was new. I wasn’t an idiot. I knew I’d be monitored for years to come, but they wouldn’t find anything. Author Bio: Kristin Mayer is a wife, a proud mother, and a full-time Analyst and Import Manager. Since an early age, she has always enjoyed reading and writing. While visiting her father one weekend, he suggested that she should take up writing again. With family and a career, she didn’t give it a lot of thought, until a story entered her mind and wouldn’t leave. It just kept forming and developing over a couple of months.   At the beginning of 2013, she decided to sit down and write it all down, but she kept it to herself. One sentence developed into two, and before she knew it, she had the makings of a novel.   Kristin tries to live life to the fullest during every moment. She loves to travel and meet new people. She holds a degree in International Business and uses it daily in her job. Kristin now adds “author” on her list of jobs, and feels very blessed and thankful.   Author Goodreads | Authorgraph | Newsletter | Facebook | Twitter Enter Kristin’s giveaway!! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Review: Dream of You by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Dream of You
By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Wait for You #4.5
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
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Abby Erickson isn't looking for a one-night stand, a relationship, or anything that involves any one-on-one time, but when she witnesses a shocking crime, she's thrust into the hands of the sexiest man she's ever seen - Colton Anders. His job is to protect her, but with every look, every touch, and every simmering kiss, she's in danger of not only losing her life but her heart also.


And we finally get Colton’s story….happy dance….happy dance….wooh!

Yep, JLA goes and does it again.  She writes these amazing stories filled with action, comedy, fluff, and just good ole plain love.  Can’t beat that at all.

I have been waiting for Colton’s story ever since he showed up at showed up at Mona’s with a bee in his bonnet.  Being that he always seemed grumpy, I was interested in how JLA was going to write his story and I was not disappointed.

Abby and Colton are thrown together after Abby witnesses a murder (wrong place, wrong time kind of a thing) and Colton is the detective assigned to the case.  Both characters went to high school together but never ran in the same crowd, however, Abby has always daydreamed about what Colton would feel like under her fingertips.  This story follows Abby in the days after the murder and starts to reveal just how important she is to Colton and how serious he is about protecting her.

What I loved about this book was honestly the character Abby.  She was an average girl like the millions all over the world.  She wasn’t model thin, she wasn’t movie star beautiful (well, at least that is what she thought,) and she confidence issues.  I think I can speak for all of us when I saw that there are days when all wake up and take a look in the mirror only to just wish that we had the power to change something (or all) about ourselves.  Well, that was Abby.  She knew she wasn’t the ugliest woman in the world but she also didn’t see herself as someone that Colton would ever be drawn to.  That right there sold me on her character.  The fact that JLA can write about a woman who suffers from the lack of confidence (when all we read about are women who are drop-dead gorgeous and are brimming with confidence) and motivate me to be more confident in myself speaks volumes to her as a writer. 

I am looking forward to the next installment in this series…heck, I am just looking forward to the next JLA book period.


Tuesday, June 30

Review: Hard to Let Go by Laura Kaye

Title: Hard to Let Go
By: Laura Kaye
Series: Hard Ink #4
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
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Five dishonored soldiers.
Former Special Forces.
One last mission.
These are the men of Hard Ink.

Beckett Murda hates to dwell on the past. But his investigation into the ambush that killed half his Special Forces team and ended his Army career gives him little choice. Just when his team learns how powerful their enemies are, hard-ass Beckett encounters the biggest complication yet—seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey.

A tough, stubborn prosecutor, Kat visits her brothers’ Hard Ink Tattoo following a bad break-up—and finds herself staring down the barrel of a stranger’s gun. Beckett is hard-bodied and sexy as hell, but he’s also the most infuriating man ever. Worse, Kat’s brothers are at war with criminals her office is investigating. When Kat joins the fight, she lands straight in Beckett’s sights—and his arms. Not to mention their enemies’ crosshairs.

Now Beckett and Kat must set aside their differences to work together, because the only thing sweeter than justice is finding love and never letting go.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have come to the end of one of our beloved series Hard Ink.  It always seems hard to accept the fact that a series is over and while you can always reread the books, there can never be any more surprises and that is when the sadness takes hold.  There will be no more wondering how wonderful the next couple will be, what light will be shed on certain secrets, and who is good or who is bad in the game.  I will say that Laura Kaye did a wonderful job on the entire series, writing Kat and Beckett, and keeping me interested in not only the action throughout but the love stories as well.

Beckett and Kat’s story was the perfect story to wrap up this amazing series.  Beckett and his badassness has never let any emotion through – actually, they are none existent.  He is tough as nails and probably could eat nail.  And sweet Kat, who drops in on her brothers at a very wrong time, has a knack for getting under Beckett’s hard exterior and messing with his absent emotions.  (Yep, it is one of those great love stories.)  I think the only way to describe their time together would be ‘extremely sexy’ oh, and ‘perfect.’

However, like the rest of the books, this is not all about a boy meeting a girl; it is about clearing our boy’s names and bringing those who wronged them to justice.  Kaye did just that as she wove her story to it’s final end with brilliant action, amazing characters, and wonderful love.

And the end?...Oh, the feels!


Also, I just say that we are going to get a Hard Ink #4.5 that involves a certain Raven member (Ike) and female tattoo artist (Jessica.) And…if that wasn’t exciting enough for you, we are also getting a book about Dare, Raven’s leader.  It’s like its Christmas!

Release Day Launch: Hard To Let Go by Laura Kaye

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Laura Kaye's HARD TO LET GO! HARD TO LET GO is the 4th novel in Laura's Hard Ink Series, published by Avon Romance. Grab your copy of this sexy, suspenseful book today!!

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EXCERPT: Taking a deep breath, Beckett knocked on the door. No answer. He turned the knob, and the door opened. “Go away,” came a strained voice. Beckett poked his head through the opening. Kat sat in a ball in the corner, her legs pulled up to her chest, her arms hugging herself tight. “Aw, Jesus, Beckett. Really?” Her face was splotchy and her eyes watery, though he didn’t see any tears. Ten-to-one she was going through some adrenaline letdown right now, too. Which no doubt made it all worse. That shit could fuck you up even when you were used to how it left you feeling drained and shaky, by how all the stress you’d suppressed during the height of the crisis boomeranged twice over after the fact. He came into the room, closed the door, and turned the lock for good measure. And then he crossed to Kat, scooped his arms under her knees and behind her back and lifted her up against him. She smacked his chest. “Put me down.” “No.” He moved to the edge of the bed. “I don’t need this right now, Beckett. Put me down.” “Yes, you do,” he said, sitting on the edge of the mattress. He pulled her face in against his throat and smoothed her hair back from her cheek. She trembled against him, just the littlest bit, her skin hot to the touch. He pressed a kiss to her forehead and hugged her tighter. “You did good, kid.” Every one of her muscles went tight. Her hand fisted in his shirt. And her breath caught as she buried her face against his neck and shoulder. Then Kat burst out crying. And it was like being torn apart and put back together, all at once. He hated her pain, but he adored that she wasn’t hiding herself from him, and that she was letting him be there for her. He didn’t shush her, or try to talk her down, or encourage her to dry her eyes. To be sure, her tears were like daggers in his heart—they hurt like fucking hell. But the only way she was going to feel better was to let this shit out. Ironic realization for him—he did actually see that. But just because you could see what was good for others didn’t mean you had the first goddamned idea how to apply those principles in your own life. And that was a problem for another time anyway. What mattered right now was Kat. What mattered … was Kat.

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About HARD TO LET GO: Beckett Murda hates to dwell on the past. But his investigation into the ambush that killed half his Special Forces team and ended his Army career gives him little choice. Just when his team learns how powerful their enemies are, hard-ass Beckett encounters his biggest complication yet—a seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey. A tough, stubborn prosecutor, Kat visits her brothers’ Hard Ink Tattoo shop following a bad break-up—and finds herself staring down the barrel of a stranger’s gun. Beckett is hard-bodied and sexy as hell, but he’s also the most infuriating man ever. Worse, Kat’s brothers are at war with the criminals her office is investigating. When Kat joins the fight, she lands straight in Beckett’s sights . . . and in his arms. Not to mention their enemies’ crosshairs. Now Beckett and Kat must set aside their differences to work together, because the only thing sweeter than justice is finding love and never letting go.  
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Praise for HARD TO LET GO: “Kaye wraps up her bestselling series with this action-packed story, highlighting her talent for alpha military heroes, hot romance, and an ensemble cast of characters who are unique and engaging. A super sexy, high-octane romantic suspense novel that concludes the popular Hard Ink series in a completely satisfying way.” ~Kirkus Reviews “TOP PICK! Kaye brings her Hard Ink series to a spectacular conclusion that successfully wraps up the overarching mystery and brings closure to her compelling characters. Kaye really nails it with this awesome book and series!” ~RT Book Reviews “HARD TO LET GO will blow you away! Anyone who has been following Laura Kaye’s fantastic Hard Ink series will expect something great for the last book in the series, and to say HARD TO LET GO does not disappoint would be the understatement of the year! Ms. Kaye writes sex scenes like it’s nobody’s business, and the blistering chemistry between Kat and Becket will leave you panting and begging for more! If you expected world-class action in HARD TO LET GO, think again and multiply that by ten! HARD TO LET GO has to be the most explosive conclusion to a series ever! Do not miss it at any cost!” ~Fresh Fiction And don’t miss the other Hard Ink books, now available:

Hard as It gets

HARD AS IT GETS

Hard as You Can

HARD AS YOU CAN

Hard To Hold On To

HARD TO HOLD ON TO

Hard To Come By Cover

HARD TO COME BY

Hard to Be Good - Cover

HARD TO BE GOOD

  Praise for the Hard Ink Series: "TOP PICK! If you're looking for danger, gritty action, and sizzling passion, then Kaye has just the book and the series for you." ~RT Book Reviews Magazine
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About Laura Kaye: Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.        

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Monday, June 29

Title: Up In Smoke
By: Tessa Bailey
Series: Crossing the Line #2
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
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Never start a fire you can’t control…

Connor Bannon is supposed to be dead. Dishonorably discharged from the Navy SEALs, he's spent the last two years working as a street enforcer in Brooklyn for his cousin's crime ring. Through a twist of fate, he's now in Chicago, working undercover to bust criminals. But when a cute little arsonist joins the team—all combat boots, tiny jean shorts, and hot-pink hair—Connor’s notorious iron control slips.

Erin "she's getting away" O'Dea knows two things. She hates authority. And… Nope, that's it. When she's forced to operate on the “right” side of the law, her fear of being confined and controlled blazes to the surface. The last thing she expects is a control freak like Connor to soothe her when she needs it most. Worse, something behind the sexy ex-soldier's eyes ignites a dangerous inferno of desire. One that invites Erin to play with fire. And one that could get them both killed…

This girl is always a huge fan of anything Tessa Bailey but I have to be honest when I say that as much as I wanted this book to rock my world, it just didn’t.  (Man, it kills me to type that.) 

I think the story line was a solid plus; a group of misfit individuals working with Chicago P.D. to bring down the town’s badies; Erin and Connor being amongst that group.  In a true Bailey fashion, we got one ‘hot-tempered, alpha-male, who is sexy beyond belief’ and he pairs up with an ‘awesome, feisty, don’t take crap’ woman.  Things started out right. Their first meeting was a lustful one but was instantly cut short because of Erin’s phobia.  She can’t stand to be touched so as you can imagine, this creates all sorts of problems for Connor and his controlling personality. 

I think what sidetracked me from the instant love I usually feel for Bailey’s characters is that I couldn’t feel for Erin and Connor or them together as a couple.  Maybe it was her fear that wouldn’t allow Connor to touch her in the beginning that held back a scene for me that would make me believe them together as a couple.  It felt like most of their time together was out of pure lust and attraction and there was never love.   It was also the instant love at first sight that was hard for me to wrap my brain around when there was no touching involved.  Just Connor’s presence could calm Erin down after a few days of knowing him.  I felt like for a woman who has lived most of her life in fear being touched and never trusting anyone, her instant trust of Connor was hard to grasp.


There were some great action scenes, which Bailey always excels at writing.  Also, we get to follow more Bowen, Sera, and Derek around and it is always good to see some past favorites. I will say that Bailey sure knows how to write sexy scenes in all of her books.  She is also still one of my favorite authors hands down and I am excited to see what she has in store for Austin and Penny.