Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Surprise Announcement

SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM LAURELIN PAIGE!


Fixed Forever (Fixed Book #5)
His past was supposed to be behind them.
Coming June of 2018
ADD to Goodreads:


PREORDER FIXED FOREVER TODAY!
Amazon International: myBook.to/FixedForever
Laurelin Paige’s Website: laurelinpaige.com/fixed-forever        

Beard in Mind


BEARD IN MIND BT BANNER.jpg


Beard in Mind, an all new standalone in the bestselling, romantic comedy Winston Brothers Series by Penny Reid, is available NOW!


All is fair in love and auto maintenance.

Beau Winston is the nicest, most accommodating guy in the world. Usually.

Handsome as the devil and twice as charismatic, Beau lives a charmed life as everyone’s favorite Winston Brother. But since his twin decided to leave town, and his other brother hired a stunning human-porcupine hybrid as a replacement mechanic for their auto shop, Beau Winston’s charmed life has gone to hell in a handbasket.

Shelly Sullivan is not nice and is never accommodating. Ever.

She mumbles to herself, but won’t respond when asked a question. She glares at everyone, especially babies. She won’t shake hands with or touch another person, but has no problems cuddling with a dog. And her damn parrot speaks only in curse words.

Beau wants her gone. He wants her out of his auto shop, out of Tennessee, and out of his life.

The only problem is, learning why this porcupine wears her coat of spikes opens a Pandora’s box of complexity—exquisite, tempting, heartbreaking complexity—and Beau Winston soon discovers being nice and accommodating might mean losing what matters most.

Read Today! 
(Free in Kindle Unlimited)


Amazon US:http://amzn.to/2wlxNMe
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2uRxDdZ
Amazon AU: http://amzn.to/2u0lZPk
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2whOBQB
Add to GoodReads: https://goo.gl/hsTLLC

Excerpt: 

She’d taken the sofa, in her own house, and given me the bed. That didn’t make a lick of sense. 

I crouched next to her, threading my fingers into the silky hair at her temples. “Honey.” 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Love Another Day


Love Another Day
Masters and Mercenaries Book 14
By Lexi Blake
Coming August 22, 2017

A man born to protect

After a major loss, Brody Carter found a home with the London office of McKay-Taggart. A former soldier, he believes his job is to take the bullets and follow orders. He’s happy to take on the job of protecting Dr. Stephanie Gibson while the team uses her clinic in Sierra Leone to bring down an international criminal. What he never expected was that the young doctor would prove to be the woman of his dreams. She’s beautiful, smart, and reckless. Over and over he watches her risk her life to save others. One night of pure passion leads him to realize that he can’t risk his heart again. When the mission ends, Brody walks away, unwilling to lose another person he loves.

A woman driven to heal

Stephanie’s tragic past taught her to live for today. Everything she’s done in the last fifteen years has been to make up for her mistakes. Offering medical care in war-torn regions gives her the purpose she needs to carry on. When she meets her gorgeous Aussie protector, she knows she’s in too deep, but nothing can stop her from falling head over heels in love. But after one amazing night together, Brody walks away and never looks back. Stephanie is left behind…but not alone.

A secret that will change both their lives

A year later, Stephanie runs afoul of an evil mercenary who vows to kill her for failing to save his son. She runs to the only people she trusts, Liam and Avery O’Donnell. She hasn’t come alone and her secret will bring her former lover across the world to protect her. From Liberia to Dallas to Australia’s outback, Brody will do whatever it takes to protect Stephanie from the man who wants to kill her, but it might be her own personal demons that could destroy them both.



Google Play: http://bit.ly/2qsPRgu
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2r5rJCD


EXCERPT

The door slammed and she suddenly found herself with her back against it. Brody crowded in, taking up all the space and staring down at her. His body brushed hers and she found both her wrists captured in one of his. He dragged them over her head, forcing her chest to come out, breasts skimming along his body. “I shouldn’t do this.”

Tough chick was winning. Steph let her take over. It was surely better than the desperate girl who lived inside her. She kept asking for love and affection and getting swatted away. This was the next best thing, possibly the only thing she would ever get. “Then don’t. Let me go and I won’t bother you again.”

“No, you’ll go find Ezra Fain and bother him,” Brody said on a growl.

“Somehow, I don’t think he’ll find me a bother.” She’d barely spoken two words to the man, but she wasn’t going to admit it. It was better to let Brody think she wasn’t a love-starved girl.

“He won’t fucking find you anything at all. If you’re determined to not sleep alone tonight, you can damn well do it with me.” His mouth came down on hers and every inch of her skin came alive. His kiss was overwhelming, hungry. There was no slow meshing of mouths. He took her, his tongue surging inside and dominating her own. He let go of her hands and started to explore her body. His hands were on her hips when he came up for air. “I’m leaving in the morning. I’m going back to London and I can’t come back.”

She’d known that would probably be his answer. She’d known he wouldn’t want to stay and she couldn’t leave.

“One night. That’s all I want.” It was all she could have. It had been foolish to think it could be any different.

His mouth came down on hers again and she let herself get swept away. One night and her life would go back to normal. One night and then she would be alone again. His hands started to roam over her and she tried to forget all the reasons why this was a bad idea.

He stepped back, his entire body set in hard lines. He strode over to the bed and sat down. “Take off the gown. It’s pretty, but I want to see you.”

She hesitated, all her insecurities coming to the forefront. Somehow, she’d thought he would simply take her. “Let me get the lights.”

He was back in her space again, his hand wrapping around her wrist. “I didn’t say turn off the lights. I said take off the gown. How am I going to see you if you turn off the lights?”

“Brody,” she began.

He was having none of it. “You got on your knees in front of me and you said you knew what you were offering me. The first thing you were offering me was obedience. The second was your body. You’re giving me neither right now.”

His voice had gone midnight dark and something about the tone made her soften. He was right. She did know what she’d offered him and now she was trying to have it all her way.

There was nothing wrong with her body. It was feminine and she was healthy. What was she afraid of? “All right.”

He let go of her wrist and sat back down, looking like a damn king waiting on his concubine’s performance. For all his “I’m nothing but a grunt” talk, the man could be incredibly arrogant, and damn if she didn’t find it sexy as hell.

Something about that voice let her know that everything was going to be fine. He was past the point of rejection. He was in and that meant he would play her Dom for the night. He would take care of her. She was as safe with him in the bedroom as she’d been in the field.

At least she was safe for the night. In the morning she would be in a world of hurt, but she wasn’t thinking past tonight.


This book was actually really hard for me to rate and I had to think on it for quite awhile. The story I did like and it kept me very intrigued, but the characters are what has me conflicted. While I did like them for the most part, there were many times that I had issues with their actions. 

Brody was actually the character that had me the most nervous before I even picked this book up, yet he turned out to be the character I liked the most. I really loved how he went all-in once he knew the complete story about Stephanie, and he didn't run scared. And despite his actions as being the first to leave their semi-relationship in the prologue he was ready to jump back into Steph's life, which I liked. But it was the ending that had me ready to throat punch him and made all of those positive feelings I had for his character a little dimmer. He and Steph had one big fight at the end and it actually made me hate both of them. Brody was able to stay pretty well liked in my eyes, but Stephanie, whom I was already struggling with, went right to the top of my shit list in the course of this fight. 

Stephanie had her reasons for being angry, and for keeping the secrets that she did. Those secrets weren't my issue with her character. Throughout this whole book there were many times that her inner dialogue annoyed me to no end as she rambled on about how she was a bad person and how she deserved every bad thing that happened in her life. If this wasn't such a frequent occurrence I could have gotten past it with no issue, but seeing as it happened a lot, I just couldn't. And then when we got to the end and she seemed to have no issue with given up on someone that did not deserve her no-care attitude, I was done with her character. That one scene took her from being a heroine that I didn't particularly like to a heroine that I wish never got a HEA. 

The thing that saved this book for me was how much I enjoyed the BDSM aspect of it and that Ms. Blake did more club scenes like we used to see in the earlier books from this series. And there was a little more action which I really liked. So even though I couldn't fully connect to these characters as a couple I still enjoyed the overall story about them. Now I will just sit patiently and wait for Tucker's story which I hope will come sometime in the near future of this series. 

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.


ABOUT LEXI BLAKE:

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog int eh world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.



Monday, August 21, 2017

Checkmate Boxed Set


Titles Included: Checkmate: This is Reckless & Checkmate: This is Effortless
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Drew & Courtney)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Friends to Lovers Romance
Photographer & Designer: Sara Eirew
Release Date: August 21, 2017







Introducing the complete Drew & Courtney saga in the Checkmate series from the USA Today Bestselling duo Kennedy Fox!Checkmate: This is Reckless & This is Effortless is a friends to lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the game?
***
Drew Fisher is the type of guy every girl wants.
Noble police officer by day, charming prince by night.
He has no idea the effect he has on women, especially Courtney—his little sister’s best friend. She’s the blonde Southern belle who lives up to the cliché, except she has her own quirks. She’s smart as a whip, can change her own oil, and recite The Pledge of Allegiance backward, but no matter what, he doesn’t see that girl. It’d be easier to forget him if he wasn’t Courtney’s roommate and if the first thing she saw in the morning wasn't his shirtless body covered in tattoos. She’s crushed on him since the day they met, but he’s made it perfectly clear where they stand. Just friends.
Courtney Bishop is as sugary sweet as her famous blueberry muffins.
Southern belle at heart, Cali girl by choice.
She barged into Drew’s life and they easily became best friends.
All was great as roommates and just friends, but then he started to fall for the girl who could chop firewood, deliver baby calves, and bail hay without breaking a sweat.
She’s the perfect mixture of sugar and spice, and he wants her.
One drunken hookup leaves them with much more than a platonic friendship.
Pretending it never happened proves to be more difficult than either of them anticipated.
A crazy ex-girlfriend, a dangerous war of stolen glances, and passionate kisses leads to the most reckless battle yet.
Loving each other comes easy, but losing their friendship will break them. Burning passion combined with an undeniable chemistry constantly pushes and pulls them together. In the end, Drew strives to prove they’re worth the fight, even when the game is far from over.
Checkmate.
*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*

AMAZON US
AMAZON UK
AMAZON CA
AMAZON AU

READ FOR FREE WITH






Checkmate: This is Beautiful is releasing on September 12, 2017!
This is the grande finale of the Checkmate Duet Series!


If you haven't started Logan and Kayla's story yet, the time is now!
We don't have too much longer before it's on e-readers everywhere.

****

Many people have asked up what's coming after the Checkmate Duet Series.
Well, we plan on releasing A WEEK WITH A BAD BOY together under Brooke and Lyra on October 19, 2017! We are very excited about this and can't wait for it to be released!


BLOGGERS & BOOKSTAGRAMMERS
sign-up to participate in the cover reveal, release day blitz, & ARC reviews! http://bit.ly/2vx1fMm
READERS
you can sign-up now to apply for our ARC review team! http://bit.ly/2hTshKO
GOODREADS
make sure to add this to your TBR list! http://bit.ly/2fFJpmG
Early 2018 we will start releasing the BISHOP BROTHERS Series!
It is an interconnected stand alone series that will follow Courtney's 4 brothers!
We're so excited about this. If you want more information, please CLICK HERE!

We're still in the early planning stages but will update our "coming soon" page with more info as soon as it's set in stone.














OUR BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE IN AUDIO FORMAT TOO!


Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox who share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!

Instagram: instagram.com/kennedyfoxbooks | @kennedyfoxbooks
Twitter: twitter.com/kennedyfoxbooks | @kennedyfoxbooks

Website: www.kennedyfoxbooks.comEmail: kennedyfoxbooks@gmail.comNewsletter: http://eepurl.com/cngqYT


Friday, August 18, 2017

Havoc




Title: Havoc
Series: Moonshine Task Force #3
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 18, 2017
Blurb

When a marriage of convenience turns into the passion of a lifetime…

Holden “Havoc” Thompson

My job as the leader of the Moonshine Task Force is my life. I eat, breathe, and sleep it. The men under my command mean the world to me. Knowing they count on my guidance has kept my demons at bay for longer than I care to admit.

The control I have over myself is an iron fist that sometimes threatens to squeeze the life out of me. What I want more than anything is to live again – let go of the hurt smothering every bit of light I have in this darkness.

I don’t expect it to come in the form of a Moonshiner’s daughter needing my protection.

Leighton Strather

My whole life has been defined by who my family is. In the state of Alabama, we’re number one with a target on our backs. The danger and prestige isn’t for me. I don’t care about the money, and I care too much about the families we’ve ruined.

My brother and my dad are proud of it. They wear their arrest records like a badge of honor. Me? I want as far away from the lifestyle as I can get.

It’s the only reason I ask Holden to marry me. At least that's what I tell myself.

I never expect his whispered yes to cause such upheaval in my life. Even though I resist, I learn some havoc is good – and this one? It’s a whirlwind of lust, hope, and love and all I can do is let it sweep me away.


Purchase Links

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU


Havoc is the third book in Laramie Briscoe's Moonshine Task Force series and follows team leader, Holden aka Havoc. Holden's protective instincts were always on high alert when he was around Leighton Strather, the most notorious moonshiner's daughter, so he did what he needed to in order to protect her. He married her. A relationship between a cop and the daughter of a criminal may not sound like a good one, but this couple proves that it's actually the best one. 

This book starts off after Leighton and Holden are married and living together. At first I wasn't sure how I felt about the fact that this story didn't start off at the beginning of these two characters, but it actually never really bothered me. There was still a ton of information of their relationship so I never had a moment where I thought I was missing something about them. Instead I felt a strong connection to both of them and thoroughly enjoyed getting to see them together. 

I really liked that there were other things going on within the lives of these characters, and some secondary characters, that kept the pace of the book moving pretty steady. It was just the right amount of drama in this story that kept me captivated, yet did take away from the chemistry between Leighton and Holden. Once they got past their fears of commitment and hurting the other person, these two took their marriage of convenience and finally turned it into a marriage of passion. 

Bottom line, this gets a big recommend from me. These characters will steam up your kindle with all of their sexual tension, and you'll love every second of it. 

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

Also Available


AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited



AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited
Author Bio


Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin' Country Series.

Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She's appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She's been called "a very young Maya Banks" (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being "sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart".

When she's not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.
Author Links