Thursday, June 30, 2016

5Stars~Reckless Hearts by Melody Grace

Title: Reckless Hearts
Series: Oak Harbor #2
Author: Melody Grace
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 27, 2016


“When you’re ready for a real man to show you what it feels like, you just let me know.”

It should be the offer of a lifetime: sexy craftsman Will Montgomery wants to rock my world, and boy, does he know what to do with his hands – and that filthy, delicious mouth of his…

Only problem is, I don’t believe in relationships. And Will has ‘boyfriend material’ written all over his chiseled, hunky abs. He was supposed to be an impulse fling, but now he’s shown up in Oak Harbor, NC, to put down roots, and he’s determined to make me com…mit.

I’ve been hurt before. Love always ends in tears and tequila, but Will seems different. He’s charming and funny, and did I mention that miraculous mouth of his? Despite all my better judgment, I’m falling. Hard. But can something this good turn out to be true? Or will old scars keep us from building a future together? For the first time ever, maybe I want to be proven wrong...

A sexy, heart-felt stand-alone with a guaranteed happy ending from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!


This story starts out 
laying a  beautiful foundation.  
Setting the pace for a perfectly pitched Grand slam!!!
I raced through  the first 4 chapters dying to see Will and Dee make a go at.  
Will, the mysterious and sexy newcomer 
in town crossing paths with Dee at every point in her life in this small town.  
Dee being ever the cautious one, 
is protecting her heart from even the tiniest scratch.
Will is very hard to resist. 
He is absolutely Blissful, 
Hot and almost to good to be true. However the tangled web of bliss they have starts to unravel  
at record breaking speed. 
I couldn't and you won't be able to either, put this book down.  
I couldn't concentrate on work all I could think of was what's going to happen next with these 2. 
love a book that can be 
sweet and swoon worthy and then turn sizzling hot and onto to dramatic and start  the cycle all over again. 
It's like getting all worked up and then splashed  with cold water 
only to heat back up 
and EXPLODE!!! I
 mean detonate like a bomb and then be pieced back together ever 
so delicately and 

I had never read any of Melody's book but when I read the blurb I was intrigued. 
Then I opened  my kindle 
and the rest is history. 
I couldn't have been
 more happy  delighted about this 
heart warming story.  
This is the perfect 
summertime read. 5BadAssDirtyTooGoodToBeTrueStars

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Praise for Reckless Hearts

"Reckless Hearts is sexy, sweet, and the perfect summer read! Melody Grace has outdone herself!” - Corinne Michaels, USA Today bestselling author

"Sweet, sexy deliciousness. Reckless Hearts had me in a constant swoon! This is a summer must read!" - A.L. Jackson, NYT Bestselling Author

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Author Bio

Melody Grace is the New York Times bestselling author of the Beachwood Bay series. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach lover, after spending her life with her nose in a book, she decided it was time she wrote one herself. She loves steamy romance novels, happily-ever-afters, and lusting after fictional menfolk. She lives in LA with her two kittens, Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

RELEASE BLITZ - Trinity by M. Never

Title: Trinity
Author: M. Never
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: June 29, 2016


Two seductive strangers.
One scandalous night.
A trinity of temptation.

It was only supposed to be a single encounter. A night of sexual exhibition. We were never supposed to become romantically involved. But they were alluring and irresistible.

They were also the enemy.

Their company wants to take the one thing that means anything to me.

Now, I'm navigating a dicey path. Loving two men who can destroy me in a multitude of ways. They can shatter my heart, wreck my dreams, but worst of all, demolish the only place I've ever called home.

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M. Never resides in New York City. When she's not researching ways to tie up her characters in compromising positions, you can usually find her at the gym kicking the crap out of a punching bag, or eating at some new trendy restaurant.

She has a dependence on sushi and a fetish for boots. Fall is her favorite season.

She is surrounded by family and friends she wouldn't trade for the world and is a little in love with her readers. The more the merrier. So make sure to say hi!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

In The Absence Of You by Sunniva Dee

In The Absence Of You
Sunniva Dee
Publication date: June 28th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Aishe is running. Running from the burn of a love she knows will consume her.
Running from a soul mate she’s never even met.
If only she hadn’t been hired as a merch girl for the hottest indie band on earth.
If only she’d never laid eyes on its front man, Emil—intense, sexy, and so unlike the men of her culture.
If only she hadn’t fallen onto his lips, then into his bed.
If only her flame hadn’t exploded into a full-on forest fire.
If only Emil’s heart didn’t belong to someone else.

Emil is running. Running from a broken heart.
Running from who he was with her.
If only Zoe hadn’t left.
If only Aishe hadn’t been right there.
If only she hadn’t been so damn gorgeous—insistent—different.
If only he could control himself around her.
If. Only.
Sexy friend teaser Absence
I come from a family that burns with love. You wouldn’t understand unless you were one of us. I’m not just talking my father and my mother—I’m talking every one of my ancestors. It’s in our genetic build to spend all of our energy on love.
Once we come of age, it strikes and blazes with a fire that eats you alive. This love is a plague that boils in my race and in my culture, and I wouldn’t know a different way unless I’d broken free and seen strangers love with milder flames.
Tonight, my eyes go from the merchandise on my table to the blond-headed burst of life hopping off the stage. His gaze shimmers with amusement, a cocky lip twitching as he slaps high-fives to guys and pinches girl-cheeks on his way over.
“Aishe! You got those super-tight, hot little tees with the broken heart thingy on the front? The ones the chicks dig?” he asks once he’s in front of me, Emil, the vocalist of Clown Irruption, one of the hottest alt-rock indie-bands out there. I’ve been their merch girl for a few months now. Each night, I zoom in on Emil with less and less difficulty.
“Yeah. Troll picked them up this morning,” I say referring to their tour manager.
“This is so cool—finally we see actual merch money,” Emil laughs out. Then he sets a hand to the table and squints at me. “You’ve done much better than your cousin. I mean, Shandor, man.” He shakes his head playfully. “He couldn’t draw dudes to the stand worth shit.”
My face loosens in a smile. I send a subtle glance at Shandor, who’s busy wrapping things up on stage, coiling cables and breaking down drums. To sell T-shirts wasn’t what he burned for. Shandor was born with the plague of our people too, but he hasn’t found his beloved yet. My people, we need something to obsess over, so if it’s not a man’s love for a woman or vice versa, it’s something else, and Shandor, he loves his music. Once the band promoted him from merch guy to monitors on stage, he recommended me to fill his spot, and voilĂ , here I am.
Shandor raises his head and stills on us, focus intent from under dark locks. He’s got a sixth sense for when guys chitchat with me. Like me, he left our traveling community years back, but the need to protect any girl of our people is so deep-rooted I doubt he ever questions it. Shandor would do everything in his power to stop any man, employer or not, from toying with his little cousin.
I straighten so that I’m tall for my height. Though I’m not overly curvy, I’m lean and strong. Supposedly, I’m also fiery, a bit fierce, a bit ferocious, traits that make me who I am, traits I don’t need here in the outside world as opposed to amongst those I was born to.
I intimidate most men with the stance I take right now, but I can’t intimidate Shandor. He glares, telling me without words what not to do, and next he pierces his stare into Emil’s back. Oblivious, Emil juts his index finger at the case of lukewarm beers behind me, wiggles it back and forth quickly, lips pursed in anticipation. “Hand over one of those babies, will ya?”

One thing I've learned from reading Sunniva Dee's work is that nothing's what it seems and she always manages to surprise me. 
This did on both accounts. 
I knew before going in that this was dark and different prior to her other works. 

I was deeply intrigued by Aishe's ancestry and their history of a certain affliction
 called "love fire". 
She was a very interesting character with so many layers. Especially how "love fire" had influenced her and her cousin Shandor and their families was very riveting storytelling.
It was heartbreaking to witness Emil and him spiraling out of control. 
Not for one moment did I resent 
him and his actions. 
was just feeling him and his heart break
 and as awful as it sounds 
it was beautiful. 
Not what he went through and had to go through but how Sunniva Dee chose to capture it
 and bring awareness to it. 
Aishe and Emil's relationship was complicated and my emotions were all over the place. 
I had certain goals/expectations for both of them and Dee delivered what 
I had imagined in my head.

This story took me on a ride. An emotional one. It's not your usual contemporary romance and I appreciate that. Sunniva Dee's writing and storytelling is exceptional. 
I love that I don't know what to expect from her stories but I always leave satisfied and mesmerized when I reach the final page. 
I'm so ready to read more about the guys from Clown Irruption.

4.5 BadAssDirtyLoveFireStars

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Author Bio:
Between studies, teaching, and advising, Sunniva has spent her entire adult life in a college environment. Most of her novels are new adult romance geared toward smart, passionate readers with a love for eclectic language and engaging their brain as well as their heart while reading.
Born in the Land of the Midnight Sun, the author spent her early twenties making the world her playground. Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, Greece--Argentina: Buenos Aires, in particular. The United States finally kept her interest, and after half a decade in Los Angeles, she now lounges in the beautiful city of Savannah.
Sometimes, Sunniva writes with a paranormal twist (Shattering Halos, Stargazer, and Cat Love). At other times, it's contemporary (Pandora Wild Child, Leon's Way, Adrenaline Crush, Walking Heartbreak, and Dodging Trains, coming in late March 2016).
This author is the happiest when her characters let their emotions run off with them, shaping her stories in ways she never foresaw. She loves bad-boys and good-boys run amok, and like in real life, her goal is to keep the reader on her toes until the end of each story.


Monday, June 27, 2016

RELEASE BLITZ~Destination Connelly by K.L. Kreig

Title: Destination Connelly
Series: The Colloway Brothers #4
Author: K.L. Kreig
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 27, 2016


Treachery. Destiny. Forgiveness. 

She’s the one woman he could never shake or forget. Nora Cantres was buried so fucking far inside Connelly he didn’t have breath left for anyone else. She’d managed to avoid him for more than a decade, but now the running stops. He’s made damn sure of it. Yet just when he’s got her in his bed, in his life, the secret she’s been hiding is unexpectedly revealed, blowing his entire world sky high. 

Connelly Colloway was every man’s man. Confident. A little cocky. A whole lot of sexy. Once upon a time Nora thought he was hers, but then he betrayed her in the worst possible way, setting them on paths that didn’t include the other. Now he’s wormed his way back into her life and while she’s never loved anyone but him, she can’t let him back inside. She has too much to hide, too much to lose. 

But when Karma finally catches up to them the only question is: can he forgive her monumental deceit or will she lose everything she holds dear, including Connelly? 

Book 4 in a 4 book series. Each book features a different brother and each can be read as a STANDALONE. To get the full Colloway Brother experience, however, it's most enjoyable to read in order. 

***Mature readers only, 18+. Features alpha men with foul language and penchant for hot sex.

This was the perfect addition to the Calloway Brothers series.  
I've been not so patiently waiting
 for this release. 
If you've read the entire series thus far, you know exactly what I mean. 
In keeping with the tradition of all of the  previous books,  
I simply  devoured it. 
It consumed my every thought
 until I  finished it.
Connelly had impeccable patience 
when he set up his plan. 
He was very calculated and 
precise in his plan of attack.   
However, Nora was definitely his kryptonite and he hers. 
I don't think either one of them was ready for their reconnection. 
It was Hotter that lava 
erupting out a volcano!!! 

When they are together in or
 outside of the bedroom 
it's explosive in all the right ways.  Believe  me when I say you will get your heart rate up reading this. It will be beating so fast it might skip a beat!  Connelly has a dirty mouth and uses it so damn good, 
you'll be wishing  he was real. 
Lord knows I did.  
Nora is one Lucky SOB!
The one constant in this is their undying love for one another! 
No matter what, that is the one thing that keeps  them coming back for more.  Kreig always has something  up her sleeve in the means of a twist, but I  wasn't  prepared  for let's say 
the full Monty.
The deception and betrayal 
is in full swing.
I love that everything isn't predicable and perfect because life never is right?  Hell no, it's  messy and complicated and passion and desire is woven so well  right in the middle of it. 
The writing is impeccable! 
The build up to Nora's big secret had me all anxious and excited. 
Ever scene perfectly placed and the descriptions so vivid they paint a beautiful Monet!

It was nice to get some interactions with all of the previous  characters. 
It kind of quenched my thirst for them. The family dynamic and interaction brought a smile to my face.  
Hilarious at times! 
This  is a perfect  summer read 
that will leave your mind and body completely satisfied.  
In fact, I must say I read some things twice just to  experience 
them all over again. 
All I can say is DDDDDDDAMN  don't  hesitate to one click this! 
It's Amaze balls! 


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I’m just a regular ol’ Midwest girl who likes Game of Thrones and am obsessed with Modern Family and The Goldbergs. I run, I eat, I run, I eat. It’s a vicous cycle. I love carbs, but there’s love-hate relationship with my ass and thighs. Mostly hate. I like a good cocktail (oh hell…who am I kidding? I love any cocktail). I’m a huge creature of habit, but I’ll tell you I’m flexible. I read every single day and if I don’t get a chance…watch the hell out, I’m a raving bitch. My iPad and me: BFFs. I’m direct and I make no apologies for it. I swear too much. I love alternative music and in my next life I want to be a bad-ass female rocker. I hate, hate, hate spiders, telemarketers, liver, acne, winter and loose hairs that fall down my shirt (don’t ask, it’s a thing).

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Blog Tour~Man Candy by Melanie Harlow


Man Candy by Melanie Harlow 

Release Date: June 20, 2016 Genre: Contemporary Romance



He’s back.
Not just back in town, but living in the flat right beneath mine. And he looks good enough to eat, which is just one more reason to stay away from him.
But I can’t resist.
The sex is incredible (pretty sure we’ve shaken the house right off its foundation), but he can’t fool me—not this time. A degree in marketing and five years in advertising have taught me that “true love” is a fairy tale used to sell lipstick, diamonds, and perfume. It doesn’t exist.
He thinks I’m wrong, and he wants to prove it.
I think he’s crazy, so I dare him to try.
It might be the biggest mistake of my life.


“It’s so good to see you, Jaime,” he said. “You look great.” “You too,” I said before I could stop myself. I didn’t want him to think I still cared—in fact, I wanted him to know I wasn’t fooled by his charm. I wasn’t that silly little girl anymore, the one who’d doodled his name in her notebooks and blushed when he said hi at school and cried herself to sleep when he asked another girl to his prom. That silly little girl was gone, and in her place was a confident, smart, professional woman who knew her worth and, even better, the truth about love. No more stars in her eyes. But why did he have to be so hot? OK, pull yourself together. No drooling. “I’m so glad this worked out.” Quinn let me go but stood too close, his feet planted wide and his arms crossed over his chest. He wore jeans, a gray knit pullover that hugged his muscular chest and arms, and his feet were bare. His hair was damp and messy on top, just like it had been the last time I’d seen him in person. His full lower lip made me want to bite it. Maybe even draw blood. “Sorry, I just got out of the shower,” he said sheepishly, ruffling his hair. “Want to come in and catch up? Or maybe go out for a drink? I just need to throw some shoes on.” “No.” Trying desperately to shove the image of him in the shower from my mind, I elbowed past him and trudged up the stairs. My cheeks were hot, which meant they were probably turning scarlet. They ruined my poker face every time. “Come on, it’s Friday!” “I have work to do.” He was naked a few minutes ago. And wet. “Did you have a bad day?” “No.” Rivulets of water streaming over those muscles. “You already have plans tonight?” “No.” Steam rising as he stroked himself beneath the spray. “You don’t love me anymore?” I froze as the shower fantasy exploded into bits, replaced by a humiliation that paralyzed me, one foot on the top step, one hand on the banister. Slowly, I turned my head and glared at him over one shoulder. Now the grin cocked up on one side. “Because you used to, you know. You told me.” “You need to forget about that.” “Have you?” “Yes,” I snapped. “That was a long time ago. Back when I was young and impressionable and believed in love.” His brows went up. “You don’t believe in love anymore?” “Not the romantic kind. That’s a fantasy used to sell things like lipstick and roses and diamonds.” “Pretty jaded for twenty-seven, aren’t you?” I resumed heading up the stairs. “I’m not jaded, Quinn. I’m just a realist.” And I’ve been burned before, trusting guys way less attractive than you. He said nothing more, and I let myself into my flat. As soon as the door was shut behind me, I leaned back against it, exhaling and fanning my face. He still got to me. That was so aggravating. I mean, how was I supposed to sleep at night? Quinn Rusek was one fine piece of man candy, and I had a sweet tooth for him that wouldn’t quit. But he’d made fun of me! Again! A nice guy would have at least pretended not to remember what I’d said. Or maybe apologized for humiliating me. Or not have brought it up at all! What an asshole. A hot asshole—the worst kind. Curse you, Alex, and your generous heart. And curse you, Quinn, for getting under my skin again. You stay away from me. But a traitorous little part of me hoped he wouldn’t. (Bet you can guess which part.)  

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Man Candy AN RS GREY

This was a really funny, 

romantic and sexy read. 

Also a quick one at that but maybe that's because I was enjoying myself. 

Melanie Harlow always manages to write swoon worthy males that are to die for and Quinn was no exception!!! 

Holy moly my ovaries. 

Quinn was a perfect gentleman 

with a dirty side once he got

 his clothes off. 

I liked that he wasn't the typical model stereotype and the change he wanted/needed for himself after he lost his mother gave substance to his character. His history with Jaime was hilarious and cute. It only made their connection stronger and believable. 

Jaime was a feisty woman with rules when it came to men. 

Her need for them and her reasons for protecting herself and her heart was a little tiresome a times but nothing to ruin my overall enjoyment of the story.

 I enjoyed Quinn's patience when it came to Jaime and her feelings. 

He was fantastic and had Jaime in his thoughts with everything he did. 

Their chemistry in bed was 

off the charts HOT! 

A Melanie Harlow special when it comes to having fun in bed and there were some insanely erotic scenes.

 All I'm saying - The Finger scene.

Jaime's brother Alex and his fiancĂ© Nolan were great secondary characters along with Jaime's girlfriends. 

They provided some funny moments. 

Man Candy was a light and sexy story with Harlow's fabulous writing. 

If you need a summer read this is it!

4 BadAssDirtyLoveBugStars

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Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she's not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.
Melanie is the author of the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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