Blog tour: Survival of the Richest by Skye Warren

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Series: Trust Fund #1

Author: Skye Warren

Release date: 12 June 2018

Main characters: Harper St. Claire, heroine of the story, who’s tired of being controlled. Christopher Bardot, her former stepbrother and the only thing standing in the way of her accessing her trust fund. Sutton Mayfair, Christopher’s business partner and love rival.

Blurb:

An heiress without a cause.
Two billionaires determined to claim her.
And a war fought on the most dangerous battlefield – the heart.

My story starts with a plunge into the cold water of Manhattan’s harbor.

A strong hand hauls me back onto the deck of the luxury yacht. Christopher was supposed to be my enemy. Instead he protects me with fierce determination.

That should have been my happily ever after, but then Sutton appeared – ruthless and seductive. He doesn’t care that my heart belongs to someone else, because he’s determined to win. No matter the cost.

It’s an impossible choice, but I can’t have them both.

Why you should read it: Oh my goodness! As you may know, I’m a huge fan of Skye Warren’s work, and Survival of the Richest is no exception. I don’t often bother with love triangles, but I was really in the mood for one and then I heard about this book. So timely! The plot was engaging and full of twists and turns – Harper is in a difficult situation thanks to her controlling father and rather than roll with it, she’s prepared to fight every step of the way. I liked her spirit and her sense of fun. The chemistry between her and Christopher bubbled away in the background, but it was the brash, southern charm of Sutton who grabbed my attention. He was wicked and sexy and all those things you should probably stay away from if you want a quiet life! Yes, I want to know what his deal is and what his endgame will be. I thought this was a standalone, so I was surprised when it ended the way it did. Thankfully, there won’t be long to wait for The Evolution of Man, which is out in August – so no too long to wait.

What you may not like: This book isn’t a typical love triangle. Then again, Skye Warren isn’t your average or typical writer. There’s always a side of danger or darkness in the background. If that’s not your bag and you’re averse to a heroine enjoying the company of more than one man at a time, then this book may overload your puritanical senses! I thoroughly enjoyed not knowing who, if anyone, she’ll choose. Or will she have a choice?

Rating: 5/5 – I want more and I want it now! Please.

 

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Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in JezebelBuzzfeedUSA Today Happily Ever AfterGlamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.

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Release blitz: Surrender by Elisabeth Naughton

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SURRENDER 

The leaders of my House want her dead.

The men I’ve secretly aligned myself with want her punished for screwing up their coup.

I’ve been sent by both to deal with her, but one look at the feisty redhead and I’ve got plans of my own.

Before I carry out anyone else’s orders, she’s going to give me what I want. And only when I’m satisfied will I decide if she lives or dies.

Depending, of course, on just how easily she surrenders to the House of Sin

 

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(1001 Dark Nights has a 3-month exclusive deal with Amazon. On September 12, 2018, SURRENDER will be available at all retailers.)
Quotes about the House of Sin Series:

“The minute I read the blurb to Elisabeth Naughton’s new House of Sin series I knew I needed to read it. Edgy, intense, sexy and full of suspense that kept me glued to the pages.”—Bookgasms Book Blog

“Start the series today. It’s a fresh premise…that will leave you begging for MORE! “—Obsessive Reading Disorder

“Bravo Ms. Naughton, you have my full attention and I cannot wait to see what happens next in the Salvatici House.”—Up All Night With Books

“Provocative, sensual, and utterly addictive, Forbidden once again proves that Elisabeth Naughton is a master of romance.” —NY Times Bestselling Author J. Kenner

“Naughton strikes the perfect balance between romance and suspense.” – RT Book Reviews

 

Excerpt

She was standing at the bar, sipping what looked like a scotch or bourbon or whiskey as she scanned the room. Most women I’d met didn’t like strong alcohol, though, so I was sure I had to be wrong. I moved up next to her—not too close, not too far away—and signaled the bartender. As he moved my direction, I said, “Large Laphroaig. On the rocks.”

“Ten year?” the bartender asked.

“Eighteen.”

A nervous look crossed the bartender’s face. “That’s a very rare bottle, sir. I’m not sure we have that.”

“I’m sure you do,” I responded in my practiced Spanish accent. “I’ll wait while you find it.”

Beside me, the blonde lifter her auburn brow that didn’t match her hair color and sipped her drink, continuing to look out over the crowd of people drinking, laughing, flirting—some even dancing to the low, sultry beat of some jazz. Umber I didn’t recognize.

The bartender disappeared into a back room and returned several minutes later with a bottle in his hand. “Turns out we did have it.”

Shocker. The masters of the universe running this masquerade didn’t drink the cheap shit themselves.

The bartender added ice to a glass and began pouring. Beside me, the blonde’s perfume—something that included gardenias, my favorite flower—drifted to my nose. Another enticement I couldn’t refuse.

I pulled a generous tip from my wallet and set it on the gleaming wood as the bartender handed me my glass.

“Thank you, sir,” he said in his clipped British accent.

I lifted the glass to my lips and took a large sip. As the bartender moved to help someone else, the blonde said, “A whisky connoisseur. That or you were just trying to see how cheap our host is.”

I smirked and turned toward her. “They always hide the good stuff.”

“Sounds as if you know from experience.”

Her accent was very posh. And very un-commoner. A dead giveaway she was from the upper British crust and not the mind-washed kitten she was pretending to be.

“Here?” I worked to accentuate my own accent so she wouldn’t realize where I was really from. “But at rich parties like this, they always keep the good stuff hidden.”

I offered my hand. “Marc Garcia. I’m in the computer business.”

I figured that was a boring enough cover. And a partial truth to my name would keep me out of trouble.

“Computers, hmm?” Her silky fingers slid over mine for a split second before disappearing way too fast. “What are you doing here, Mr. Garcia?”

There was definite interest in her eyes. I hadn’t been wrong earlier when I’d thought she was checking me out. The little minx was as attracted to me as I was to her. She was just working hard to hide it.

But I could also tell from the spark of curiosity in her eyes that she was feeling me out, trying to discover just what House Castellano in Spain was doing at this party. Most of the attendees were from House Merrick in the UK. A few from House Richelieu in France. No other Houses had been invited.

“One of my British business associates invited me. We’re negotiating a big deal on some, well”—I purposely acted evasive just like a jackass newbie making shady deals with these people would act—“surveillance software. I think he was hoping this party would persuade me to accept his offer.” I glanced over the masked couples and frowned as I sipped my drink. “Afraid to say, it’s really not all that exciting from where I’m sitting, though.”

She smirked and lifted her glass to her lips. “And what do you find exciting, Mr. Garcia?”

Blood rolled through my veins and gathered in my groin as I pinned my eyes on her. “Very proper British women who eye-fucks strangers across the room and act shocked and dismayed when they’re called out for it.”

For a heartbeat, she didn’t respond, then slowly swallowed what was left in her glass and turned my way. “I wouldn’t dream of appearing shocked and dismayed.”

 

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Blog tour: Undone by Elisabeth Naughton

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Series: House of Sin #3

Author: Elisabeth Naughton

Release date: 5 June 2018

Main characters: Natalie Salvatici, Luc Salvatici.

Blurb: 

Behind the doors of the House of Sin, no one is ever safe…

I love him. It’s the only truth that matters now.

I’ve cast my old life aside and given myself fully to his wants and desires, to the fire he alone ignites inside me. And together, we’ve found strength and salvation in each other.

But there are evil forces, people who see me as a threat that must be undone. I trust that our love can withstand any test, but I can’t ignore the growing shadows lurking beyond our door.

Because I understand now that those shadows are not waiting to destroy me as I once feared. They’ve come for him. To steal him away from me for good. And to finally and completely engulf him in a sinister world he’s eluded for so long.

In the inescapable darkness of the House of Sin…

Why you should read it: This book is certainly not boring! There are so many twists and turns, misunderstandings between Luc and Natalie – while they still struggle to communicate – not the mention the plotting and scheming done by Luc’s family. It left me breathless – the newlyweds are really put through the ringer in this book. There was barely any respite. I enjoyed the developing characters of Natalie and Luc, they became more and more solid in my mind. I was thoroughly invested in their story. Crazy as it was! The chemistry levels between the pair remained off the charts and their passion leapt off the page – without getting too over the top. The Italian wasn’t bad – it merged quite well into the English and wasn’t too distracting. For the most part it was correct, which was a relief, as it has been done very badly in other books I’ve read.

“You are my life, Natalie James. The very reason my heart beats. And I will love you across the ages. Nothing will ever change the way I feel. Nothing.”

What you might not like: As I said, there’s A LOT going on for Natalie and Luc – it never ends. There was one point when I asked myself whether I could take another kidnapping! Natalie always seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time – and with disastrous consequences! This many twists and turns made it quite a long book, which is not a problem, but I did experience drama fatigue nearing the last third of the book. Perhaps certain plot-lines were tied up a little too neatly (if I’m seriously nitpicking) for my liking? Though, that’s better than a gaping hole in a plot.

Rating: 3.5/5 for a satisfying end (if somewhat hard to come by) to the story and a seriously sexy read. It was thrilling and consistently good across the series.

 Buy links:

Undone, House of Sin #3

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Nook: http://bit.ly/2LxE64m

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2xiRXZ6

iBooks: https://apple.co/2LxEvDU

Deceived, House of Sin #2

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2rVapEk

Nook: http://bit.ly/2HVYz4p

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2rrCos0

iBooks: https://apple.co/2HVlpZT

Forbidden, House of Sin #1

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2DDpkb0

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2qLsnW2

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2qK88J8

iBooks: https://apple.co/2F1WVYB

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Cover reveal: A Thousand Reasons by Mariah Dietz

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A Thousand Reasons, a new contemporary romance by Mariah Dietz is coming June 21st!

Title: A Thousand Reasons

Author: Mariah Dietz

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Hang Le with byhngle.com

Blurb:

My life is like a coin.
There are two sides.

On one side, I am Leela Walsh: daughter, sister, employee at three minimum-wage jobs.
I cook. Do laundry. Contribute to the debt my family is sinking in.

On the second side, I am Leela Walsh: Straight-A student, top graduate of my class, med student.
No one knows of my brother’s sordid past. My sister’s poor decisions. Or that I’m the first in my family to graduate high school.

The balance between these two sides is nearly impossible to maintain. And it only becomes more difficult when I meet Wes McCleary.

He’s never had a job. Never wanted for anything.
And now, he wants me. 

There are a thousand reasons we shouldn’t be together, and just one that keeps bringing us together. 

Will that one reason be enough? 

Add A Thousand Reasons to your GoodReads.

About Mariah:

picture of the author mariah dietzMariah Dietz lives in North Carolina with her husband and three sons who are the axis of her crazy and wonderful world.

Mariah grew up in a tiny town outside of Portland, Oregon where she spent most of her time immersed in the pages of books that she both read and created.

She has a love for all things that include her family, good coffee, books, traveling, and dark chocolate. She’s also obsessed with Christmas ornaments and all things Disney.

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Release blitz: The Right Stud by Ilsa Madden-Mills and Tia Louise

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“The best way to get over your sh**ty ex-fiancé is to get under a shiny new stud…”

As soon as Mr. Tall, Blond, and Handsome walks into that bar, I know he’s the hook-up I need to get over stupid Cheater Kyle.

A few stolen kisses in a dark hallway, and I’m pretty sure we’re headed for a home run–until he disappears without a trace.

Whatever. Men are all snakes in the grass, and I don’t need a new one anyway.

I resolve to forget about his perfect lips (and chest of steel) and instead focus on turning my Granny’s old beach house into a profitable B&B.

What I don’t expect is for him to show up the next day in my kitchen!

You see, my sexy mystery man is none other than Jax Roland, the drop-dead gorgeous home improvement star of The Right Stud, and he’s got an offer I can’t refuse.

With a suitcase in one hand and a hammer in the other, he wants to move in and renovate my old house while he films his new show.

But my roommate has secrets, and they threaten to rip our blossoming friendship–and possible love – apart.

When push comes to shove, is Jax really The Right Studor is he just another nail in the coffin of love?

Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!
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About the Authors:
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills and USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise are not a secret duo, but simply themselves.

Great friends, former English teachers, and southern gals in real life, they’ve teamed up to bring you laugh-out-loud naughty romances with strong leading ladies and sexy alpha males who know how to please their women… and who sometimes you just want to slap.

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Release blitz: Undone by Elisabeth Naughton

Hey everyone! Book 3 in the House of Sin series is LIVE! I know – we finally get closure on on some massive cliffhangers!

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Behind the doors of the House of Sin, no one is ever safe…

I love him. It’s the only truth that matters now.

I’ve cast my old life aside and given myself fully to his wants and desires, to the fire he alone ignites inside me. And together, we’ve found strength and salvation in each other.

But there are evil forces, people who see me as a threat that must be undone. I trust that our love can withstand any test, but I can’t ignore the growing shadows lurking beyond our door.

Because I understand now that those shadows are not waiting to destroy me as I once feared. They’ve come for him. To steal him away from me for good. And to finally and completely engulf him in a sinister world he’s eluded for so long.

In the inescapable darkness of the House of Sin…

Buy links:

Undone, House of Sin #3

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2Fxf8hD

Nook: http://bit.ly/2LxE64m

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2xiRXZ6

iBooks: https://apple.co/2LxEvDU

Deceived, House of Sin #2

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2rVapEk

Nook: http://bit.ly/2HVYz4p

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2rrCos0

iBooks: https://apple.co/2HVlpZT

Forbidden, House of Sin #1

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2DDpkb0

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2qLsnW2

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2qK88J8

iBooks: https://apple.co/2F1WVYB

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Release blitz: Even Money by Alessandra Torre

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Even Money is LIVE!

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From NYT Bestseller Alessandra Torre comes a suspenseful and seductive duet…

Sometimes it only takes a minute. A connection of eyes across a room, a quickened heartbeat, and everything changes.

I was a cocktail waitress with a fondness for partying and meaningless hook-ups.

He owned half of Vegas, with the reputation to match.

I should have turned away. Instead, I stepped closer.

Then, the lies started. Rumors spread. Stalking commenced. Someone died.

None of it stopped me from falling in love.

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Sparrow by L.J. Shen

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Author: L.J. Shen

Series: (a standalone)

Main characters: Sparrow Reynes, our heroine who has found herself in an impossible situation. Troy Brennan, her tormentor and, oddly, her new spouse.

Troy Brennan

Every southie in Boston knows that name. The son of a dead mobster. The heart throb with steel blue eyes. “The Fixer” who can make or break you in this city. 
Oh, and my new husband. 

Sparrow Raynes
That’s me. No one seemed to remember my name up until he barged into my life. 
But then he caged me.
Kidnapped me.
And killed every chance I had to runaway from the place where we grew up.
Put simply, Troy Brennan clipped my wings.

I have dreams, big ones, but I doubt he’d ever let me chase them. I have no idea why he’d decided to take me as his wife. But I do know this: pissing off this man will not do me any good. At all.

Why you should read it: This was such a surprising and captivating book! It was a freebie and – not being  mean, but you know how some free books are…this wasn’t like that. At all! It had it all – an engaging, suspenseful plot; a plucky heroine; a merciless and unlikeable (anti)hero – until he wasn’t. He was bad to the bone, but so complex that you’ll find a way to root for him. If that sounds messed up – read it and come back to me. There are redemptive elements there – I promise! Now, Sparrow I loved. She was plucky, brave and had a backbone of steel. She didn’t take any crap from anyone and she stood her ground. I liked her insight too.

What you may not like: As it’s set in a gangster world, expect some not-very-nice characters and themes. It’s not too bad – I’ve read much more graphic content before, so don’t be too worried about it. I really don’t have anything to hate on about it – I thoroughly enjoyed their story and how Sparrow burrows into Troy’s heart.

Rating: 4/5 for an exciting and thoroughly engaging suspenseful read. I loved every moment of it, uncovering the big secrets.

 

Sin by Minx Malone and Nana Malone

A man with toned abs and muscles lies seductively on a bed.Book: Sin

Series: Sin Duet #1

Authors: Nana Malone, Minx Malone

Release date: 29th May 2018

Main characters: Matthias, mysterious young man and a deadly genius. ‘Gemma’, seemingly a damsel in distress, but who is she really?

Plot:

Matthias’s middle name might as well be ‘mystery’ because not only can he hack into just about anywhere, he’s also very good at handling himself and those he cares about. In fact, he’s pretty deadly.

He tries not to let his past dominate him and stays focused on his life now with his colleagues, who are a second family to him. It’s his job to keep everyone safe and that’s exactly what he intends to do.

When Gemma walks into his life, beaten and bruised, he springs into action. Something about her awakens and amplifies his protective instincts. So much so, that he doesn’t think he’ll be able to let her go when she heals.

Gemma Boyd has a mission – get in, get the target, get out. Only, once she’s in, she’s not sure she wants to get out…

Why you should read it: Wow! What an intriguing and sexy read! Matthias is complicated – full of fury and in many ways, he hasn’t fully developed as an adult. Inside his head is pretty scary, but the way in which he tries to keep his demons at bay, will wrench at your heart. He could have had a completely different life, but for a run of bad luck. There’s plenty of testosterone flying around in the book, and if you’ve the Shameless series, you’ll be familiar with Matthias’s friends. They’re all extremely manly and capable and you wouldn’t mess with them!

What you may not like: This is a duet and it’s very exciting, but being left hanging on a particularly steep cliff is not every reader’s favourite thing. My advice? Binge read the entire duet once it releases! (Only because I loathe waiting for books!) Besides the waiting, (it’s really not a massive wait, only a week or so) there was nothing I didn’t enjoy about this book. It has a virgin, virile male, who’s very complex but does have feelings beneath the depths. Gemma’s backstory will grip you and you’ll enjoy the push-pull dynamic they have.

Rating: 5/5 for an exciting read – I want more and I want it NOW!

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Making Up by Lucy Parker

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Series: London Celebrities #3

Author: Lucy Parker

Release date: 28 May 2018

Main characters: Beatrix Lane, talented aerialist and thorn in the side to Leo Magasiva. Leo is a brilliantly talented make-up artist, who has recently suffered a slight career set back.

She grimaced. “You’re like a less particular version of Beetlejuice,” she said flatly. “I don’t even need to say your name. One passing thought and you materialise out of nowhere.”

Blurb:

Once upon a time, circus artist Trix Lane was the best around. Her spark vanished with her confidence, though, and reclaiming either has proved…difficult. So when the star of The Festival of Masks is nixed and Trix is unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight, it’s exactly the push she needs. But the joy over her sudden elevation in status is cut short by a new hire on the makeup team.

Leo Magasiva: disgraced wizard of special effects. He of the beautiful voice and impressive beard. Complete dickhead and—in an unexpected twist—an enragingly good kisser.

To Leo, something about Trix is…different. Lovely. Beautiful, even though the pint-size, pink-haired former bane of his existence still spends most of her waking hours working to annoy him. They’ve barely been able to spend two minutes together for years, and now he can’t get enough of her. On stage. At home. In his bed.

When it comes to commitment, Trix has been there, done that, never wants to do it again. Leo’s this close to the job of a lifetime, which would take him away from London—and from Trix. Their past is a constant barrier between them.
It seems hopeless.
Utterly impossible.
And yet…

Why you should read it: I loved this book! The series is pretty amazing actually – if you enjoyed the acerbic wit of Pretty Face, then I think you’ll enjoy Trix and Leo’s story too. For me, it started quite slowly, and I didn’t know what to expect. Then, as soon as Trix and Leo interacted, it was fireworks! They are like Beatrice and Benedick, Taylor and Burton! The barbs are sharp and had me cracking up in places! Their chemistry was palpable and I was glad with how they dealt with their issues – they were the perfect balance to each other.

There are some pretty important themes in the book too. Trix is dealing with anxiety, and the fact that her confidence in her own abilities has been knocked quite significantly. Seeing her evolve as a character was very satisfying – and the role Leo plays in looking at his own life too, was interesting. And most importantly, realistic.

What you may not like: It did start a little slowly for me, slower than perhaps I’m used to, but I thoroughly enjoyed the ride and the characters. I think you will too.

Rating: 4/5 for a well written, sexy and funny story that really spoke to me. Feel the fear – but do it anyway!