Friday, October 20, 2017

Reading on a budget:

Authors work really hard to give readers a story that they can sit down and enjoy, and authors deserve to be compensated for that. But if you're an avid reader these books can add up to a pretty substantial amount and not everyone can afford to buy multiple books a month. And let's be honest, as much as I love the library, they don't always have the books I want to read.

So here are some ways that I've found work really well to keep me in a healthy supply of books without depleting my bank account...

1.

Kindle Unlimited is still fairly new but it quickly became a resource a lot of readers and authors use. For $9.99 a month you can download and read as many books as you want from the program. Only ten (10) can be on your Kindle at a time, but that's really no issue.

I personally love this program but it is something you should use wisely. If you're a slow reader that only reads one or two books a month, you're probably not saving money with this. But if you read, I'll say five (5) or more a month then definitely give this a try. And the first month is free so that's always a good thing.

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2.

Romance Read Club is a FREE and easy way to get one book a month at no costs and barely any work. If you sign up with this subscription you will get only one email a month (no spamming here) with a free romance book of the Club's choosing that you can download from Barnes & Noble. It always comes with step-by-step instructions on how to download the book that are simple to follow and that's it. Sign up, wait for your email, and enjoy!

I've read some really great books from this program and even discovered new authors that I now love.

Go to their website to sign up and also check out the amazing list of featured authors: http://www.romancereadclub.com/

3.
If you don't mind a little extra email, sign up for your favorite authors' Newsletters. Not only does this keep you updated with their upcoming books, but there are tons of authors that share free books in their Newsletters or tell you when their books are on sale. I've found extremely discounted books this way, both ebooks and paperbacks.

A tip if you hate having an over abundance of email waiting to be opened is to make a new account only for Newsletters. This way you can easily separate the everyday life email with the ones from authors.

4.
Authors, publishers, bloggers, and other readers are always giving books and giftcards away so you should definitely be on the look out for those. Going back to Newsletters, if you sign up for them there are a ton of giveaways that you can learn about. But even if you don't want to do that there's always Facebook or Goodreads. 

Following authors on Facebook can show you a lot of Giveaways, especially if an author has a new release coming out. I also love to join author groups on Facebook and you can find some amazing giveaways in those that are exclusive to that group. The great thing about those is that they are usually Closed Groups, so if you don't want your relatives knowing the smutty books you read, that's the place to be.

Goodreads is always an asset and if you take the time to look through their long list of giveaways I bet you can find quite a bit that you want to read. If you're not a member of Goodreads or you don't know where to find those giveaways you can go here 

Also I'm gearing up for a pretty big Halloween giveaway on our Facebook page so be sure to like and follow us there before the 31st 

5. 
Book bloggers can be a huge resource if you're trying to keep your book spending down. Not only do they do giveaways but they are always in the know. Those free books that pop up for a very limited time? Yeah, they usually know about those before it even happens. And they're always sharing sales that you may not find on your own. So find some blogs that you like and make sure to keep up with them on Facebook or subscribe to their pages. 

A few of the ones that I love include: 
Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads

ChatterBooks Books Blog

The Rock Stars of Romance

Vanilla & Spice Books


So there you have it, just a few easy ways to save some money and still feed your love of reading. Keeping yourself to a budget can be hard with that pesky One-Click button but if you take the time to look around you can find a lot of hidden gems for very cheap.

And don't forget that no matter where or how you read an authors book, review it. Reviews are powerful things and can help an author out so much. Even just a quick sentence or two can make a difference. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ruthless King


Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new alpha romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.


New Orleans belongs to me. You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t. My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met. I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt. To have her in my debt. She doesn’t know she caught my attention. She should’ve been more careful. I’m going to own her. Consume her. Maybe even keep her. It’s time to collect what I’m owed. Keira Kilgore, you’re now the property of Lachlan Mount. 
*Ruthless King is book one of the Mount Trilogy* 

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Lachlan Mount is the King of New Orleans; he gets what he wants, when he wants it, and people don't dare to question him. He's the epitome of an anti-hero with all his intense sexiness. We only got to get in his head a few times with his POV but I loved those moments and getting to see how intense he was. I should probably hate him for being such a pushy bastard with Keira but it made me fall for him hard.

Once he decided Keira Kilgore was what he wanted he went right after her in a way that he knew she couldn't turn him down - no matter how much she wants to. Keira was determined to not make owning her an easy thing for Mount, though, and I loved that backbone she showed. She goes up against the King of the city like no one ever has before, completely turning him inside out.

Keira and Mount had a relationship filled with a lot of animosity and passion. That constant fighting each other really showed the chemistry and sexual tension that was between them and I just couldn't get enough of it. I loved getting to see them together and now I'm just left waiting and pulling my hair out until I can get my hands on the next part. 



ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Drive


Drive
Kate Stewart
October 13, 2017

Music . . . the heart’s greatest librarian.

The average song is three and a half minutes long; those three and a half minutes could lead to a slow blink, a glimpse of the past, or catapult the soul into heart-shattering nostalgia.

At the height of my career, I had the life I wanted, the life I’d always envisioned. I’d found my tempo, my rhythm. Then I received a phone call that left me off key.

You see, my favorite songs had a way of playing simultaneously. I was in love with one man’s beats and another’s lyrics. But when it came to the soundtrack of a life, how could anyone choose a favorite song? So, to erase any doubt, I ditched my first-class ticket and decided to take a drive, fixed on the rearview.

Two days.

One playlist.

And the long road home to the man who was waiting for me.



This is the first book I read from this author and I don't know why cause this book was brilliant. I'm a big rock star fan so I knew I would enjoy but I loved everything about it. The story was so good I couldn't get enough of it. I really liked the way the book was written; the playlist was just prefect and went with the book so well. 

Stella is a great character she really so quirky and fun she tell things how they are she is so confident. I love her music t-shirt just like everyone else. Her story is so good but heart breaking at the same time. She goes through so much and all she want is to write about her love music. Moving to Austin Texas to start university was what she wanted and to work up to be a journalist in music. She knew it would be hard but she was strong and knew she could it if she tried. After having her heart broke by her musician boyfriend she didn't want to have any man near her. She just just had planned on liking Reid her sisters best friend and the most annoying men ever. 

Reid is very sexy but there is something dark about him. Life growing up for Reid wasn't easy and now he is older life is still kicking him in the butt. He didn't have many people he could rely on and he was very hard on himself. Reid wasn't in a good place when he met Stella and they didn't really get on. But Stella being Stella she could see when someone needed help and she knew Reid needed help, only Reid doesn't take help well. Then spending time together starts an attraction that was good and bad. Reid wasn't in a good place and Stella could only see good in him. 

Stella knew she wanted to work at Austin Speaks as soon as she seen it. Only they were a small paper but she has to start somewhere she just had to get Nate the owner to give a chance. Stella just didn't imagine Nate to be this smoking hot guy. There was attraction instantly between they. But Stella wanted the job more only the attraction was sometimes to hard to fight.

This love story was so good and bad at the same time. A Love triangle is always hard for me cause I always fall for one of the men more. This is what happened in this book like I knew it would I was torn between Nate and Reid through this whole book. I was dying to get to the end to see how this story would go. I loved how the story went but I m still not sure if I m happy with who got the girl. Even though I loved both men they were so different but it's hard not to fall for both of them. This made the story so good me and the way it was written had me on the edge throughout. I really enjoyed it. I would highly recommend this book. I loved everything about it.




Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ruthless King


Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new alpha romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.


New Orleans belongs to me. You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t. My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met. I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt. To have her in my debt. She doesn’t know she caught my attention. She should’ve been more careful. I’m going to own her. Consume her. Maybe even keep her. It’s time to collect what I’m owed. Keira Kilgore, you’re now the property of Lachlan Mount. 
*Ruthless King is book one of the Mount Trilogy* 

BUY NOW



Lachlan Mount is the King of New Orleans; he gets what he wants, when he wants it, and people don't dare to question him. He's the epitome of an anti-hero with all his intense sexiness. We only got to get in his head a few times with his POV but I loved those moments and getting to see how intense he was. I should probably hate him for being such a pushy bastard with Keira but it made me fall for him hard.

Once he decided Keira Kilgore was what he wanted he went right after her in a way that he knew she couldn't turn him down - no matter how much she wants to. Keira was determined to not make owning her an easy thing for Mount, though, and I loved that backbone she showed. She goes up against the King of the city like no one ever has before, completely turning him inside out.

Keira and Mount had a relationship filled with a lot of animosity and passion. That constant fighting each other really showed the chemistry and sexual tension that was between them and I just couldn't get enough of it. I loved getting to see them together and now I'm just left waiting and pulling my hair out until I can get my hands on the next part. 



ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

Most of All You


MOST OF ALL YOU by Mia Sheridan

On sale: October 17, 2017 | Forever | Trade Paperback: $14.99 | eBook: $4.99



A broken woman . . .

Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. Feeling nothing at all is far better than being hurt again. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior and carries within her a deep mistrust of men, who, in her experience, have only ever used and taken.

A man in need of help . . .

Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there's an undeniable goodness in him. And even though she knows the cost, Crystal finds herself drawn to Gabriel. His quiet strength is wearing down her defenses and his gentle patience is causing her to question everything she thought she knew.

Only love can mend a shattered heart . . .

Crystal and Gabriel never imagined that the world, which had stolen everything from them, would bring them a deep love like this. Except fate will only take them so far, and now the choice is theirs: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts.

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I honestly just don't even know how to review this book. I don't mean that as a bad thing but I just don't think any words I can string together for a review will do this book justice. These pages drew me into the lives of Gabriel and Ellie and made me live with them. Mia Sheridan never fails to write something so spectacular that it encompasses my world and turns it into the one she created and it's why I will forever be a fan of hers. 

These characters took me on one hell of a ride; I was sad, happy, ready to bawl my eyes out, smiling like a loon, just so many emotions were brought out of me. What I loved the best was that I felt like both of these character were equally focused on and we got to see both of them grow throughout their journey. 

The bottom line is that this is a beautiful story that I highly recommend you pick up and enjoy.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mia Sheridan is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. Her passion is weaving true love stories about people destined to be together. Mia lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband. They have four children here on earth and one in heaven.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tempt the Playboy





play·boy
ˈplāˌboi/
noun
a wealthy man who spends his time enjoying himself, especially one who behaves irresponsibly or is sexually promiscuous.
Synonyms: socialite, pleasure seeker.

Noah
I have it all, money, looks, and any woman I want.
Till I meet her and my universe is knocked on its ass and she wants nothing to do with me.

Kaleigh
My motto: never date the same man twice. I have less chance of breaking my heart that way.
Till my eyes land on the only man I’ll break my rule for.

She thinks she can run. That I’ll let her get away.

He thinks he can handle a woman like me.
He has no idea.

A man who has it all needs one thing and one thing only. A temptress.

Watch me Tempt the Playboy.
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EXCERPT
Noah

I wave goodbye to the blonde standing at her door wearing her pink kimono and nothing else as I am pulling away from the curb. I turn on the music, but it’s not on long before I see a call coming in from Austin.

“Go for Ho,” I say to him.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

In Pieces


IN PIECES by Danielle Pearl
Part of the Something More series.
October 10, 2017 | Forever | Paperback: $14.00 | eBooks: $4.99


The second New Adult novel in the Something More series by bestselling author Danielle Pearl!

Beth Caplan is ready to begin college a new woman. She's worked hard to overcome her demons, and she's eager to live in a world where no one knows about her past. Except, of course, her childhood crush. David March has known Beth a lifetime. Tasked by her older brother to look after the beautiful incoming freshman, he takes his job exceptionally seriously. Even if she tempts him in ways no kid-sister type ever should.

When Beth's ex shows up as a transfer student, and a creepy stranger with a reputation for violence sets his sights on her, Dave will do whatever it takes to protect her, even if it means moving her in with him. When he learns just how much a secret from his past hurt the girl he's always cared for, he becomes doubly determined to protect her, even from himself. But that's easier said than done.

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IN PIECES
Excerpt:


Beth startles when she notices me, and she stops walking, so I make up the distance still between us. She looks adorable as all hell in those tight jeans and loose racerback tank top. Her bra shows at her sides and I’m equally turned on and annoyed by it. She never did have any kind of self-awareness. At least not when it comes to how goddamned attractive she is. And it bugs me that every guy that’s passed her today has caught a glimpse of that black lace.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Tempt the Playboy





play·boy
ˈplāˌboi/
noun
a wealthy man who spends his time enjoying himself, especially one who behaves irresponsibly or is sexually promiscuous.
Synonyms: socialite, pleasure seeker.

Noah
I have it all, money, looks, and any woman I want.
Till I meet her and my universe is knocked on its ass and she wants nothing to do with me.

Kaleigh
My motto: never date the same man twice. I have less chance of breaking my heart that way.
Till my eyes land on the only man I’ll break my rule for.

She thinks she can run. That I’ll let her get away.

He thinks he can handle a woman like me.
He has no idea.

A man who has it all needs one thing and one thing only. A temptress.

Watch me Tempt the Playboy.

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I've been dying for this book since I read the end of Tempt The Boss which is brilliant by the way and must read. Noah is a great character he cracks me up laughing from the start to the finished. I liked that I got to see him falling in love with Kayleigh. He starts as this total player wink at every woman he walks past to this man that can't see anyone but Kayleigh. It's just so adorable I love him so much.

Kayleigh is just amazing to. She has me in stitches throughout this book to she is so feisty and just great. I was really looking forward to getting more from her. I think she is perfect for Noah cause they are just so alike. They act the same understand each other when no one else does there just perfect. 

I did enjoy this story like I said I was dying for it BUT I felt like there was to much of Tempt The Boss story in it. It was just in Noel and Kayleigh pov which I still enjoyed I just expected more of there story after how things went down with them. Don't get me wrong it's not a retell I just felt like there wasn't enough of them. I loved them that much that I wanted. They were so hot together I mean they couldn't keep there hands of each even when they tried not to. There banter was excellent and made me laugh throughout the whole book. 

I would recommend this book it had everything that I wanted it in it. I just wanted more of Kayleigh and Noah's story the ending was just a lil quick for more. Overall though I loved it. 


Tempt the Playboy is book two in Natasha Madison's Tempt series and is told parallel to the previous book, Tempt the Boss. The story follows Noah and Kaleigh, a manwhore and the commitmentphobe he can't seem to stay away from. Noah lives his life free and easy and makes it his mission to sleep with every woman he comes in contact with. But when he meets Kaleigh she's completely different from the other women in his life, and she turns his life upside down when she admits she wants nothing more than one night from him. So now he'll just have to prove to her that they deserve more than that. 

The humor in this book was toned down some from the last but it still had me cracking up at moments. Noah and Kaleigh were both outrageous in their own way and I found them to be really perfect together. Both were very open about what they wanted and it worked for their characters to be so honest with each other. 

My only issue with the story was that so much of the beginning seemed to focus on the past characters more than the current ones. Since Kaleigh and Noah's story started where the other one did there was a little overlapping and it got to be a tad too much for me when all I wanted was more of Noah and Kaleigh. 

The bottom line is that this book, series, and author all get huge recommends from me. I would recommend reading the previous book before starting this one, though, so you can get the full story on all of the characters. 
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The Real Deal Cover Reveal




THE REAL DEAL is coming July 10, 2018! 
A sexy, witty, and heartfelt brand new standalone romantic comedy from #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely, THE REAL DEAL is sure to make you swoon, laugh, and squirm at all the right moments. Pre-order your copy today! And don’t miss the new cover below!


Sophie Kinsella meets Jennifer Crusie in your next favorite romantic comedy, THE REAL DEAL!

April Hamilton wants you to know she hasn’t been on Craigslist since that time she sold her futon after college. She doesn’t even spend that much time online. And even if she did, she would not be looking up personal ads. But going home alone for her family's summer reunion is an invitation for every single relative to butt into her personal life. She simply can’t handle another blind date with the butcher, the baker or the candlestick maker from her hometown. So when she finds the Craigslist ad for a boyfriend-for-hire, she’s ready to pay to play.

Heading Home and Need a Buffer? I’m the REAL DEAL.

Theo Banks has been running from the past for years. He’s this close to finally settling all his debts, and one more job as a boyfriend-for-hire will do the trick. He’s no gigolo. Please. He’s something of an actor, and he knows how to slip into any role, including pretending to be April’s new beau -- the bad boy with the heart of gold.

Even if it means sleeping in close quarters in that tiny little bed in her parents’ inn. Even if it means spinning tales of a romance that starts to feel all too true. What neither one of them counts on is that amid the egg toss, the arm wrestling, and a fierce game of Lawn Twister that has them tangled up together, they might be feeling the real deal.

She only wanted to show her family once and for all that she had no need to settle down.
He didn’t expect to have the time of his life at her parent’s home.
They didn’t plan on loving every single second of the game.
But can a masterful game of pretend result in true love?

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In October, she'll release HARD WOOD, a standalone romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

Friday, October 6, 2017

Wicked Choice Cover Reveal



Wicked Choice (Wicked Horse Vegas, Book #4) 
Sawyer Bennett 
Release Date: January 2, 2018


Life as a mercenary is a solitary one, but the team at The Jameson Group is content with letting loose at their favorite sex club, The Wicked Horse. For two of its members, dirty days lead to wicked nights, and the team morale is better for it. 

Sawyer Bennett’s Wicked Horse Vegas series can be read together or separately. A full synopsis for this title will be available prior to release.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone. Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both. Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe. 

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Hideaway



DEVIL'S NIGHT is returning! Hiding places, chases, and all the games are back...

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Buried in the shadows of the city, there’s a hotel called The Pope. Ailing, empty, and dark—it sits abandoned and surrounded by a forgotten mystery.

But you think it’s true, don’t you, Kai Mori? The story about the hidden twelfth floor. The mystery of the dark guest who never checked in and never checks out. You think I can help you find that secret hideaway and get to him, don’t you?

You and your friends can try to scare me. You can try to push me. Because even though I struggle to hide everything I feel when you look at me—and have ever since I was a girl—I think that maybe what you seek is so much closer than you’ll ever realize.

I will never betray him.

So sit tight.

On Devil’s Night, the hunt will be coming to you.

KAI

You have no idea what I seek, Little One. You don’t know what I had to become to survive three years in prison for a crime I would gladly commit again.

No one can know what I’ve turned into.

I want that hotel, I want to find him, and I want this over.

I want my life back.

But the more I’m around you, the more I realize this new me is exactly who I was meant to be.

So come on, kid. Don’t chicken out. My house is on the hill. So many ways in, and good luck finding your way out.

I’ve seen your hideaway. Time to see mine.

*Hideaway is a romantic suspense suitable for ages 18+. While the romance is a stand-alone, the plot is a continuation of events that began in CORRUPT (Devil's Night, #1). It is strongly recommended that you have read Corrupt prior to reading this. It is currently on sale for $0.99.

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About The Author:

Penelope Douglas is a full-time writer living in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter. When she's not writing or reading, she loves road-tripping, touring retired, old ships, and pinning anything not nailed down.

Her books include the Fall Away series (Bully, Until You, Rival, Falling Away, Aflame, and Next to Never) and the Devil's Night series (Corrupt and Hideaway (and Kill Switch and Nightfall--not yet released). Please look for her stand-alones Misconduct and Punk 57. Available now.

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