Cover reveal – Behind The Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry

Behind the Bars, the first standalone in the all-new Music Street Series from Brittainy C. Cherry is coming December 7th!

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Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry

Release Date: December 7th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Kandi Steiner

Photographer: Perrywinkle Photographer

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.

I was the awkward musician, and she was the high school queen.

The only things we had in common were our music and our loneliness.

Something in her eyes told me her smile wasn’t always the truth.

Something in her voice gave me a hope I always wished to find.

And in a flash, she was gone.

Years later, she was standing in front of me on a street in New Orleans.

She was different, but so was I. Life made us colder. Harder. Isolated.

Caged.

Even though we were different, the broken pieces of me recognized the sadness in her.

Now she was back, and I wouldn’t make the mistake of letting her go again.

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.

When we met again, she was the darkest storm.

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Mr North by Callie Hart

img_0131Book: Mr North

Author: Callie Hart

Release date: 16 November 2017

Main characters: Beth Dreymon, law student whose life is about to change dramatically. Raphael North, reclusive yet successful tech genius with myriad secrets.

Plot: Beth Dreymon is in the final stages of her law degree but the debt she’s in has her desperate to make ends meet. When her friend Thalia suggests a gig playing chess with a client once a week for quite a lot of money, it sounds too good to be true to Beth. She’s right. The client in question is Raphael North, tall dark and foreboding. He’s intense, strange and inappropriate and before long, it seems he not only wants to figure out her chess strategy but what lies beneath her façade too.

Raphael is complex and at first glance, irritated by Beth. After a series of strange chess appointments, he makes his play clear. He wants Beth. No matter what the cost…

Why you should read it: As much as I roll my eyes occasionally at the whole billionaire trope, it’s one I like to come back to once in a while. It’s very seductive: a young, rich man who’s tough and brash on the outside, hiding sensitivity and vulnerability on the inside. What’s not to like? I enjoyed the story because there was plenty of intrigue going on in the background. Callie Hart took the time to flesh out the characters and the plot rather than skipping straight to sexy time. So there is a powerful and dramatic story weaved into the main action.

What you may not like: As I said, if you’re not a fan of billionaires with baggage, this one may not be for you. I liked that Beth was battling her own issues and not ready to give into Raphael’s idiosyncrasies. She had moxie and I enjoyed her character’s evolution throughout the story. Raphael was an odd duck – but an incredibly sexy one!

Rating: 4/5 for a surprising and very, very sexy story. It’s seriously hot and I thought we’ll paced.

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Defiant Attraction by VK Torston

frontcover_defiantattraction_vktorstonBook: Defiant Attraction

Author: VK Torston

Series: a standalone

Release date: 16 November 2017

Main characters: Sophia Ramos, a ‘good girl’ who’s determined to rise above her situation, Daniel Cole, a mystery and so-called ‘badboy’ and unlikely comrade.

Plot: Sophia Ramos has one thing going for her. Her brain and her academic record is going to get her far away from her toxic home life. Things weren’t so bad before her mum decided to let her boyfriend and his son move into the house.

Daniel Cole is a drifter who sticks around a house where he’s barely tolerated. At first, he and Sophia were thrust together and took delight in annoying the hell out of each other. Lately, they’ve been more like allies against their parents’ vices.
When like turns to more, the pair are forced to keep it secret. But a fierce and undeniable attraction such as theirs is bound to devastate anything in its past…

Why you should read it: This is a first novel by VK Torston and I was so flattered when she asked me to review it. I didn’t know what to expect, but I got a lot of chemistry, family angst, a lesson in the language of flowers and a truly absorbing story. Sophia has toed the line her whole life and has her eye on the prize in order to get the hell out of her oppressive home. Her dynamic with Dan was steeped in realism and I felt badly for the pair. Everyone basically turns a blind eye to their situation and they fail to take responsibility.

What you may not like: The last third of the book seemed like a race to the finish. The author starts at a steady pace up until the final crisis of the story, then races to the conclusion. I like a succinct story normally, but would’ve enjoyed more Sophia and Dan time!

Rating: 4/5 for a thoughtful and impressive debut. I look forward to reading more from VK Torston!

About the author:

V.K. Torston is a millennial and ‘cool aunt’ to a brood of nieces and nephews. She was born and raised in San Francisco, attended university in New York City, and aspires to one day live in London. A veteran of the independent music scene, she began writing nonfiction in her late teens. Then she realized that making up stories was way more fun than coming up with endless synonyms for ‘frenetic’ and ‘danceable.’ Her hobbies include drinking too much coffee, making up stupid songs, and ranting about current events. Defiant Attraction is her first novel.

Twitter: @vktorston
Website: http://www.vktorston.com

Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan

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Book: Moonlight Over Manhattan

Series: With Love #6

Author: Sarah Morgan

Release date: 5 October 2017 (UK) 28 November 2017 (US)

Main characters: Harriet Knight, dog whisperer and super-shy heroine, sick of life as a wallflower. Ethan Black, emergency room doctor, who seems to have detached from life.

Plot: Harriet Knight has always been quiet, timid and afraid – and she has good reason. When her twin sister Fliss finally leaves home on her own romantic adventure, Harriet decides the time has come to face her fears. Every day she plans to do something that she either hasn’t done before or that scares her. She’s done letting her siblings make her life easier. That involves dating. She’s much more comfortable around the dogs she walks for a living and animals in general – humans? Not so much. Her first foray into being brave involves shinnying out of a window and landing up in the ER…and setting eyes on a very impressive Dr Black.

Dr Ethan Black is the consummate professional – he’s in control of his life and his emotions. Nothing phases him in the ER. It’s also true of his personal life until he agrees to keep his sister’s dog Madi for a couple of weeks. Nothing can prepare him for the mayhem that ensues. He enlists the help of Harriet, Madi’s dog walker and together they navigate their way through the responsibilities of being a pet owner. Sparks soon fly, confidences are built and soon, Ethan and Harriet are left wondering whether their attraction has legs or whether the heat will fizzle by the end of the holidays.

Why you should read it:  I have a love-hate relationship with this series – some of the heroines have been great, others have verged on martyrs and whiners. Harriet I knew would be different. She’s so grounded as a person and caring – but at the same time has a backbone of steel. I loved her straightforwardness and compassion for others. She was consistent and was quite a refreshing character. Ethan was reserved at first, then when he warmed up, became quite dry and cheeky! I loved him – their chemistry built slowly and it was perfectly paced.

What you may not like: Not much – I have ranted in the past at exasperating heroines, cold heroes, but those elements weren’t present in this book – it was a joy to read. I’m not a dog lover, but I’ll admit, it made me think twice!

Rating: 5/5 for a well-constructed, funny seasonal story.

 

Release blitz – Ruin You by Molly O’Keefe

Simon

The only thing that stands in the way of my revenge is her.

The lying scheming daughter of the man who killed my parents. She has the secrets I need to bring down her father.

And I’ll do anything to get them. I will lie to her. Steal from her. Use her.
Ruin her.

It helps that our chemistry is explosive.

What I’m not expecting is for her to be so sweet. And so strong.

So…irresistible.

Penny

After so many years of lying and hiding, I finally have a place to call home. With people I can call a family. The Paintbrush Inn is my life now, and I won’t let anyone ruin it.

When sexy and world-weary Simon checks in to the Inn, I never expect him to glance my way. I’ve spent my whole life blending into the background. Being overlooked and ignored. It’s been helpful, even though it’s lonely. And he’s way out of my league.

But our attraction is powerful. Undeniable.

Dangerous.

Because I can’t let anyone close. If the secrets I keep were to be revealed, my whole life would be destroyed. But something about Simon makes me break all my own rules. I’m letting him in to my home, my body, my life, never expecting he has his own secrets.

His own lies.

When the truth comes out, we’ll both be ruined.

Purchase the previous titles:
Lost Without You (The Debt, #1)
 
Where I Belong (The Debt, #2)
AUTHOR BIO:
Molly O’Keefe has always known she wanted to be a writer (except when she wanted to be a florist or a chef and the brief period of time when she considered being a cowgirl). And once she got her hands on some romances, she knew exactly what she wanted to write.
She published her first Harlequin romance at age 25 and hasn’t looked back. She loves exploring every character’s road towards happily ever after.
Originally from a small town outside of Chicago, she went to university in St. Louis where she met and fell in love with the editor of her school newspaper. They followed each other around the world for several years and finally got married and settled down in Toronto, Ontario. They welcomed their son into their family in 2006, and their daughter in 2008. When she’s not at the park or cleaning up the toy room, Molly is working hard on her next novel, trying to exercise, stalking Tina Fey on the internet and dreaming of the day she can finish a cup of coffee without interruption.
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Michael’s Wings by Tiffany Reisz

30070863Book: Michael’s Wings

Series: Original Sinners #6.3

Author: Tiffany Reisz

Release date: 7 November 2017

Main characters: Michael Dimir, Griffin Fiske, a happy couple about to take the plunge.

Plot: Michael and Griffin are blissfully happy together and keep getting stronger. Michael still has to pinch himself in order to believe that he gets to share Griffin’s charmed life. When Griffin proposes one night out of the blue, Michael is dumbstruck. He has a few days before he needs to give an answer, so decides to head to New Orleans to gain some perspective and advice from his confidante, Nora.

Nora has a unique way of focusing Michael’s mind and before long, he knows what he needs to do. Pursue his happy ending, wherever that may lead…

Why you should read it: Tiffany R is very kind to us sinners. The amazing 8 novels and the myriad short stories – they’re all rich and so well constructed. I don’t know how she keeps track of her characters’ biographies and timelines! Michael’s Wings was no exception. I forgot how sweet and measured he was –  he’s grown up quite a bit since he first appeared in the series and it was great to reconnect with him and Griffin. Griffin is a kink-meister, but he’s also very traditional in other ways – we got a glimpse of him in this story and his more vulnerable side, which gave the story pathos. There are some other short stories in this collection that you may not have got around to reading, so it’s really great value!

What you may not like: If you’re a fan of the whole series and this community, I don’t see you disliking anything about it. The wit is there, it’s a good story and there’s a bit of kink too!

Rating: 5/5 for a short, sweet and satisfying tale.

Release blitz: Thirty Day Boyfriend by Whitney G

Woo hoo! Today’s the day! Thirty Day Boyfriend is LIVE!

 

Synopsis

I should’ve never agreed to this arrangement…

Thirty days ago, my boss – Mr. Wolf of Wall Street,  came to me with an offer I couldn’t refuse: Sign my name on the dotted line and pretend to be his fiancée for one month. If I agreed, he would let me out of my employment contract with a “very generous” severance package.

The rules were pretty simple: No intimate kissing, no actual sex. Just pretend to love each other for the press, even though I’ve secretly wanted to knock that sexy smirk off his face since the first day we met.

I definitely didn’t need to think twice about this. I signed my name and started counting down the seconds to when I would never have to deal with his special brand of ass-holery again.

I only made it to one minute…

We argued the entire four-hour flight to his hometown, failed to make a convincing impression with the welcoming press, and right when I was about to knock that arrogant look off his face in real life? He purposely dropped his bath towel in front of me, distracting me with his nine-inch cock to “show me who the bigger person was” in our relationship. Then he gave me his trademark smirk once again and asked if I wanted to consummate our marriage.

Tragically, this is only day one.

We still have 29 more days to go…

About the Author

Whitney G. is a twenty-eight-year-old optimist who is obsessed with travel, tea, and great coffee. She’s also a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of several contemporary novels, and the co-founder of The Indie Tea–an inspirational blog for indie romance authors.

When she’s not chatting with readers on her Facebook Page, you can find her on her website at http://www.whitneygbooks.com or on instagram: @whitneyg.author. (If she’s not in either of those places, she’s probably locked away working on another crazy story.)

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Repressed by Elisabeth Naughton

28498782Book: Repressed

Author: Elisabeth Naughton

Series: Repressed #1

Main characters: Samantha Parker, chemistry teacher and unwilling returnee to her hometown of Hidden Falls. Ethan McClane, a psychiatrist and also a native of Hidden Falls who doesn’t count on falling for the chemistry teacher.

Plot: Samantha Parker is back home in Hidden Falls trying to sell her late mother’s house. Once her business is finalised, she has every intention of getting the hell out of there and heading back to California.
A series of events designed to intimidate her happen in quick succession, and Sam’s determined to get to the bottom of it.

Dr Ethan McClane is back in town to take on a special case concerning a troubled young man. He has his own share of unhappy memories from the town and can’t wait to get out of dodge before the town gossips put two and two together. But he didn’t bank on meeting Sam. She captivates him from the beginning and it’s not just the myriad secrets she’s guarding either. He wants to know her, and when he finds she may be in danger, he’s fixated on keeping her safe.

Why you should read it: oh my goodness! This was high octane intrigue with some steamy romance thrown in. Piecing together the clues was fun and I couldn’t put the book down. Sam was strong, determined and vulnerable in many ways. I felt for her and she does the best she can.
Ethan is a complex character too. Their chemistry worked for me and I was on the edge of my seat waiting for all the secrets to emerge.

What you may not like: there’s some pretty gruesome scenes in the book and a bit of violence but other than that, it was exciting, romantic and engaging.

Rating: 4/5 – for a good old suspenseful yarn and a damn good romance thrown in too!

Book blitz: Ainsley Booth’s Personal Escort

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Synopsis

She needs a fake fiancé. He’s secretly falling in love. 

Cara Russo needs to get married. Or at least, make it look like she got married.
Toby Hunt can’t let his best friend’s little sister rush into anything foolish. So when she needs to hire an escort, he says he’ll take care of it. 
Now he’s waiting for her at St. George Station.

This billionaire romcom modern fairy tale was originally published in the Love in Transit anthology. It has been expanded for single title publication.

The Billionaire Secrets series:
Personal Delivery – Jake and Jana
Personal Escort – Toby and Cara
Personal Disaster – Marcus and Poppy (currently available in the Rogue Desire anthology)
Personal Interest – Ben and Skye, coming soon.

Excerpt:
The letter falls out of my hand and flutters to the floor as my fingers immediately slick with sweat.
Oh, no. No, no, no…
I spin around grab for my phone. Toby’s number is in my Fav List. I stab at his name, then press the phone to my ear. My hand is shaking, and that just gets worse when he doesn’t answer.

Shit.

I huff out a breath and stare down at the letter. Might as well read the rest of it before totally freaking out.

Nope, too late.

I lean over and grab it.

I was so pleased to hear you have a change of heart about looking for love. So to that end, I’ve hired the services of a well-regarded Toronto matchmaker. Expect a phone call from them early next week to set up an appointment. You’ll need to attend a number of meetings as they pay extraordinary attention to detail so as to find you just the right man.

The right man isn’t answering his phone. Also, he’s off-limits. And way older than me. And Ben’s best friend. And he lives in California…

Wait.

My heart pounds in my chest. No, Toby isn’t the right man. Not for me.

But that mouth…

Well, yeah, anyone who’d been kissed like that would think they might like another taste. That’s normal.

My phone rings, surprising me. I squeak and jump and die a little inside as I flop to the floor. Toby’s name is flashing on the screen.

“Hi,” I say as I answer it.

“What’s wrong?” Oh God, he’s all sleepy. His voice is warm and rough and sounds like sex.

Did I interrupt sex?

Did he call me back after I interrupted sex?

Except the sleepy… That doesn’t make any sense. “Where are you?”

“Tokyo,” he mumbles. “It’s almost five in the morning.”

“Shit. I’m sorry. I forgot.”

“Itsokay,” His words slur together before he takes a long, slow inhale, then grunts. “I’m up. I’d have to get up in half an hour anyway, I have a breakfast meeting with Sony people.”

“Fancy.”

He laughs and I picture him stretching. What does he sleep in when he’s traveling the world? Pajama pants that hang low on his hips? Boxer briefs? Nothing?

I suddenly want more of that picture.

 
About the Author
Mom by day and filthy romance writer by night, Ainsley is super grateful for caffeine, banana and blueberry muffins, and yoga pants. She is the USAT bestselling author of Prime Minister and Hate F*@k, and also writes sexy small town and military romance as Zoe York.

Move The Stars by Jessica Hawkins

img_0128Book: Move The Stars

Series: Something in the Way #3

Author: Jessica Hawkins

Release date: 23 October 2017

Main characters: Lake Kaplan, Manning Sutter.

***Contains spoilers from book 2 – read series in order.***

Plot: Four years after having her heart broken, (when the man she loved married her sister) Lake is stunned when she comes face-to-face with Manning. He’s come to check on her and when he learns that her situation is less than perfect, he realises he made a colossal mistake and intends to rectify it.

Lake may be penniless and struggling without her family’s support, but she’s free and pursuing the career she always wanted. Seeing Manning again after so long threatens to undo all the progress she’s made – but she’s determined to stay strong.

Their feelings for each other, rather than diminishing over the years, have intensified and soon their passion boils over, possibly destroying everything in its path.

IMG_0130Why you should read it: This trilogy has been one hell of a ride. The ups the downs, the angst and the passion – it’s pretty epic. I liked book 1 a lot for its masterful storytelling. Book 2 made me want to throw my kindle and slap Manning and Lake at times. In book 3, I was firmly in Lake and Manning’s corner – infidelity be damned! The story was tight, deliciously passionate (seriously so, so hot!) and still there were surprises along the way. I also liked that not everything was wrapped up in a neat little bow at the end. Jessica Hawkins always manages to weave her stories with a strong sense of realism and consequences for the characters’ actions.

What you may not like: There is cheating – not going to lie and I know how some of you hate that, but it’s fictional so come on!

Rating: 5/5 for a satisfying conclusion to an epic love story. I could not put it down and really didn’t think I could warm up to Lake and Manning as much as I did.

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