Wednesday, 18 July 2018

BLOG TOUR ------ ALPHA'S MISSION by Renee Rose & Lee Savino











MY REVIEW - 4.5 STARS

Fast paced, full of action and adventure, scorchingly hot and romantic to boot

Wow, wow and triple wow. I really, really enjoyed this - it's my favourite Bad Boy Alpha book so far. I absolutely adored Charlie, with all his tough man exterior and scared little wolf inside. Just saying his name makes me want to swoon! Annabel was pretty amazing too, a strong female but one who knew her limits. The chemistry between this pair was off the charts, yet there was so much more to this book and the story too.

Trying to find the truth about her father's death brings trouble to Annabel's door. Trouble that Charlie is determined to protect her from. However who will protect her from him? Can he trust Annabel with his wolf, the one who seems determined to take over whenever he is in her presence.

What follows is one heck of an adventure that had me gripped from start to end. I felt Charlie's desperation to claim Annabel as his, I believed in Annabel's feelings for Charlie. Not only did I fall in love with this couple, but I fell in love with their love. There isn't a single part of this book that I would want to alter in any way - unless it was just to have more of it! 

I read this until I could no longer keep my eyes open last night, and I finished reading it first thing this morning. If you're a fan of either author I can guarantee that you will love this book. I would also recommend it to anyone who enjoys shifter stories (to me this is one of the best examples of the genre), paranormal stories and/or romantic suspense.











THE MONSTER WANTS HER. HE WON’T BE DENIED.





I've become a monster.

I hear blood moving in people’s veins. Scent their emotions.

I want to feed. To hunt. To mate...




I'm no longer a human--my life is over.

I've left everyone I love. I've gone rogue from the CIA.

My only hope is my handler.




Annabel gray is tough enough to face my monster. If I lose control, she won't hesitate to take me out. But I'm not the only predator out there. Someone's hunting Annabel.




She needs my protection.

But if I don’t get my animal under control,

I may be her biggest threat yet.





I let out a harsh laugh and walk toward her, backing her up until she hits the wall. I lean on one hand beside her head, caging her in. “There’s one thing I won’t accept from you, Annabel, and it’s lies.”

I swear to Christ her eyes dilate, like she’s turned on, rather than scared. I don’t know if turning her on was my intent before, but it sure as hell is now. I press forward even more, letting the heat of my body brush against hers.

“You’re the one in danger here, not me. You and your family. Don’t pretend I require protection, sweetheart. You want my help, all the cards go on the table. Otherwise, I’m walking out that door right now.”

It’s not true. There’s no way in hell I’d leave Annabel in trouble and unprotected, but hopefully she doesn’t know enough about me to be sure.

I’m a highly trained special agent. I speak twelve languages fluently, know fifty three ways to kill a man with my bare hands. But nothing in my training prepared me for Annabel yanking my mouth down to hers like her life depended on it.





“Hey.” His fingers tangle in the back of my hair and he uses it to lift my face to his. His lips brush across mine. “Sex with you was completely out of my control. I didn’t plan it, I don’t know it if was wise, but there was no helping it. What I feel for you is pure, raw animal magnetism. The only thing that would’ve stopped me was you. I’ll always respect your wishes. I hope you know that. It’s not a requirement for my help.”

Something rearranges in my chest. A warmth and lightness steals through me like rays of sun after rain. “Thanks,” I mumble and try to drop my head, but Charlie won’t allow it. He keeps me captive in his iron grip, the gentleness in his expression in direct opposition to the dominating hold.

“Believe it, Annabel.”

Tears pop into my eyes. “I do,” I whisper.

He claims my mouth with the passion, the fervor of before. His lips drag across mine, open and close over mine, devour me. “You’re like an addiction,” he murmurs when he’s thoroughly taught me a lesson in submission.







Renee Rose



USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR RENEE ROSE is a naughty wordsmith who writes kinky BDSM novels. Named Eroticon USA's Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won The Romance Reviews Best Historical Romance, and Spanking Romance Reviews' Best Sci-fi, Paranormal, Historical, Erotic, Ageplay and favorite couple and author. She's hit #1 on Amazon in multiple categories in the U.S. and U.K., is often found on the list of Amazon's Top Author list. She also pens BDSM stories under the name Darling Adams.











Lee Savino






Lee Savino has grandiose goals but most days can’t find her wallet or her keys so she just stays at home and writes. While she was studying creative writing at Hollins University, her first manuscript won the Hollins Fiction Prize.

She lives in Richmond, Va with her awesome family> You can find her on Facebook in the Goddess Group (which you totally should join).













Tuesday, 17 July 2018

BLOG TOUR HAPPY HOUR by Piper Rayne

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Happy Hour, an all-new hilarious enemies to lovers romance from USA Today bestselling duo Piper Rayne is available NOW!

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The perfect man for her is the one she hates most. #gofigure
Dating is hard.
Dating in your thirties is even harder.
Dating in Chicago is harder still.
I haven't given up on finding my happily-ever-after, but in the age of swiping right and Netflix and chill, I'm wondering if everything is as temporary as my marriage turned out to be.
Truth is, there is one guy I can't get my mind off of.
Roarke Baldwin has salt and pepper hair I've dreamed of running my hands through and I'm pretty sure that if I checked he really does have a six pack of abs underneath his suit. And I've always wondered what that stubble on his face would feel like between my thighs.
The problem? He's the one man I hate more than my ex-husband…
His divorce attorney.



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My Review - 4 stars


A fun, light-hearted, fast paced and sexy read - 3.5 stars

I have been a fan of this pair since the beginning, Lennon will always be my #favouritebookbestie. 
However by the time I read The Manny, despite the still very good writing, things started to feel a little repetitive and I took a break from them. I've eventually found my way back with this book, and whilst it wasn't quite "laugh out loud and get strange looks" funny, it totally caught my interest, drew me in and was one really good rom-com.

I'm not sure where the Happy Hour title comes from, other than the heroine and her two work colleague besties sometimes go to a members only club. Hannah is a trust fund girl but doesn't enjoy the trust fund lifestyle. Having been stomped all over and taken to the cleaners by her ex-husband she has sworn off romantic entanglements. Instead she is going to concentrate on her charity that helps young girls learn they have a voice that should be heard.

Roarke is the hot, silver fox lawyer who wants to persuade Hannah to give him a chance. Only trouble being he is the lawyer who represented her scumbag cheating ex. A venue catastrophe and a 5 favour deal lead to some very interesting times. Can Hannah not only forgive Roarke but also learn to trust another man with her heart?

Oh the snark and banter between Hannah and Roarke was huge fun, not to mention Hannah's internal musings. This pair had amazing chemistry and the book felt very steamy, despite there being no bump and grind action until around/after the half way point. 

I loved Hannah and at first hated Roarke. However as we get to know more about him we see he isn't quite the awful man he was at first painted. He was just a man doing his job, though I would have liked to see more of a discussion/issue over what is legally allowed and what is morally right. Fighting to ensure that the cheating partner gets all they are entitled too didn't sit well with me.

I prefer dual POV in romance books, I didn't feel much of a connection to Roarke as we only ever hear Hannah's 'voice'. Even just a few chapters would have helped. When we get the cliched 'break up', I didn't really feel the emotion. It wasn't quite angsty or sad enough to earn more stars BUT it was still one very enjoyable read.


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Excerpt:

I press the numbers on my phone with shaky fingers, bringing the receiver up to my ear and release a deep breath. He picks up after one ring. 

“I thought we were friends? Having your assistant call my assistant. Tsk. Tsk, Ms. Crowley.” Aggravation fuses together every cell in my body until I become an impenetrable wall. “First, we are not friends. Second, I would prefer to talk to you via our office phones.” 

  There’s a brief second of silence where he’s probably realizing I called him through my office line. “Ahh… so now you have my number and I don’t have yours? That seems terribly unfair.” “I didn’t realize you cared about fairness?” I lean back in my chair and cross my legs. “You don’t know that much about me. It’s not like you know me intimately.” He lowers his voice on the last word and drags it out. I roll my eyes, happy we’re not face-to-face so he can’t see the flush in my cheeks. 

  “You may have witnessed how I own the courtroom, but you know nothing about my private life. For instance, you don’t know if I like thrillers or comedies. Whether I prefer sorbet to ice cream or if I wear boxers or briefs.” “I don’t need to know those things,” I say with frustration, shutting my eyes to rid the vision from my head of him in tight black boxer briefs—since that’s my preference. 

  “You want to know though.” A sexual innuendo pours out of his mouth and hits its mark between my thighs. “There you go making assumptions about my wants.” I pick up my pen, shuffling through paperwork. Anything to distract me from this ache. “I not only know what you want, I know what you need, Ms. Crowley.” I smack my hand down on my desk. “Okay Rico Suave, let’s talk about this venue you have access to and keep the discussion of undergarments for another time.” 

  A beeping sound interrupts us. “Hold all my calls please, Kristen.” Then nothing for a moment. “Sorry about that but you know how busy I am.” “Yes, I’m sure destroying people’s lives takes a lot of time. So let’s stop the sexual innuendos and get down to business.” “Let’s meet tonight. You frequent Torrio’s. I frequent Torrio’s. Let’s do something crazy and have a drink together.” 

  “I don’t need a drink at Torrio’s, Mr. Baldwin, I need a venue to house my gala. Now tell me your terms and I want the details of this venue you insist you can secure. I refuse to meet you until you supply me with that information.” I uncross my legs and tap my foot on the floor under me. “So demanding. I like it.” 

I can hear him shuffling papers in the background. “I’ll have my assistant message your assistant with all the details of the venue. I’m sure it will be of your liking. Then we’ll meet tonight at Torrio’s. Seven sharp. Consider it our own personal happy hour.” “I’m not committing to anything until I see the venue.” “Then I’ll see you at seven.” The phone clicks and I stare at the receiver in my hand. “Prick,” I murmur. A knock sounds on my door.


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Monday, 16 July 2018

BOOK REVIEW AND BLOG TOUR COMPLICATED LOVE by Livia Grant





MY REVIEW - 4.5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐✧

Whilst this could very easily be read and enjoyed as a stand alone story, I do think that reading Infamous Love first would further enhance the pleasure. This book is what I would describe as quite gentle BDSM. Whilst there are menage scenes, spanking and other punishment, the kink play is not the main focus of the book and is fairly 'light' in feel. If you have read Infamous Love, or either of the Black Light Valentine books then, like me, you won't want to miss out on Jax, Chase and Emma's continuing story.


The trio have decided to open a Runway and Black Light club on the west coast, whilst trying to get it open before new legislation will add further issues. This puts them all under an immense amount of pressure, not to mention the stress Emma feels seeing people hitting on Jax and Chase whilst also comparing herself unfavourably to the super skinny women that surround her. Plus she is keeping one heck of a secret. Love isn't supposed to involve three people, will Jax, Chase and Emma find that two's company and three's a crowd?


I really wasn't sure what to expect from this book, after all we've seen the trio fall in love and share that truth with the world. I really didn't expect the story I got, but I don't mind as I really did enjoy this book. The word 'Love' is in the title because that is what you feel through out this whole story, the incredible and undeniable love that is shared by these three special people.


You can't help but also fall in love with Jaxson, Chase and Emma. What I adore is how very different Jaxson and Chase are, yet they fit together perfectly and complement each other so well. These are not one dimensional cardboard cutout characters either. They have human foibles and hidden depths. I relished Chase getting all Domly on Jaxson, it made BOTH feel so very much more human and fallible.


I think there is a little (or a lot) of Emma in most of us, that girl is my book BFF. I could even see why she had kept her secret for so long. Whilst it could have been a situation that made me annoyed, Livia's excellent writing of both thoughts and emotions made it very understandable. Talking of secrets, there are several that pop up throughout the book. They're quite easy to guess at as you approach them, but that's because the author drops so many hints and clues. Not only was I in on the secret but the excitement came from wondering not only how it would be revealed but how the other two would react.


Whilst the book is NSFW, and when there is play time it is most definitely steamy, this is very much a plot driven story. The sex scenes enhance the story, emphasising and consolidating the connection and love between the three of them. 


Oh yes, there are also appearances by some old favourites of the Black Light world, along with a few new characters. Personally I'm hoping to see more of Elijah, Miguel,Brandi and maybe even Madison. I definitely DON'T want to see more of Lola, though I have to admire an author who can make me dislike a character as much as I did her!


   



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Keeping two lovers in sync is hard enough. Three is incredibly complicated.

Jaxson, Chase, and Emma may have officially bit off more than they can chew. Already running two wildly successful clubs in Washington D.C., they decide to expand, opening Runway West and Black Light West in luxurious Beverly Hills, California. But there is no relaxing for the infamous threesome. With construction deadlines looming, staffing decisions to make, and multiple outsiders hitting on her men, Emma feels pressured into keeping a dangerous secret from them–breaking the number one rule of their unique relationship.

Can Jaxson, Chase, and Emma’s complicated love survive all that life is throwing at them, or will the pull of outside influences cause it to fall apart forever?

Author’s Note: Complicated Love takes place in the Black Light world and while the characters have appeared in previous books, it can be read as a standalone and complete story
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Finally remembering she had a job to do, Brandi shook her head as if to clear the cobwebs and jumped into their interview. This was his third live appearance on TV during the weeklong PR push to advertise the upcoming grand opening of their newest dance club, Runway West. He was already exhausted and the club wasn’t even open yet.



“So, I think I speak for all Southern Californians when I say welcome home. I’ve heard you finally moved back to the Sunshine State after living on the wrong coast for a few years.” He tried not to cringe at her misguided attempt to be funny. She’d just pissed off anyone watching who loved the East Coast.



Chase smiled politely, keeping his voice steady. He didn’t want his tone to betray his growing displeasure with the recent change in his life. “Yes, at least part-time. We still have homes in New York City and D.C., but we decided it would be fun to spend a chunk of the year on the other coast.”



“And so, of course, you just had to purchase one of the most opulent properties in Beverly Hills and turn it into your new West Coast hub, right?”



“Well, you know what they say,” he chuckled. “Go big or go home.”



Brandi’s flirtatious reaction was over the top for the tame morning show. “Go big, indeed. That’s a perfect description of how I remember you. Big.”



His burst of laughter was out before he could contain it. He tried to smooth over Brandi’s misplaced innuendo.



“The gated estate we purchased is five full acres of prime real estate just a few blocks off the famed Rodeo Drive and not far from the Beverly Hills Country Club. We’re almost done with the extensive renovations to turn the mansion into the premier entertainment destination in Southern California.”



“That must have cost you a fortune. It’s a good thing your modeling career was so successful.”



He noticed the slight blush on her cheeks as she struggled to take his lead at refocusing the interview on the club. “Yes, Jaxson and I did quite well on the runway, and in print, and while we opened Runway East completely on our own, we did decide to collaborate with several investors in the lucrative Runway West project. We, of course, retain the majority ownership in the investment.” He left off how much it cost just to soundproof and secure the basement level where the most private parties would take place. They wouldn’t be mentioning that club in the public relations jaunt.



“So, are the rumors true?” She was back to her flirtatious banter.



“And which rumors would that be?” He grinned, casually sipping his coffee before adding. “There always seems to be an abundance of drama that swirls around us at any given moment.”



No truer words had ever been spoken. Of course, considering the public way they’d outed their unique relationship, he knew they had opened the door to the scrutiny.



“Well, feel free to set the record straight on any or all of the outrageous things printed about you. I’d love to get the scoop.” She leaned across the short distance between their chairs to pat him a bit too high on his thigh.



“I bet you would,” he snarked, patting her hand once before picking it up and clearly putting it back in her own lap. It was getting harder to contain the laughter he was suppressing at her expense. She was making a fucking fool of herself.



Brandi recovered with her follow-up question. “I’m specifically referring to the rumor you’re building the next Playboy mansion. That you’re planning on hosting sex parties and skinny-dipping pool parties.” Before he could respond she tacked on, “If so, I hope my invitation is in the mail.”



Chase smiled politely, careful to look towards the live camera feed. “Well, I’m sure Jaxson, Emma, and I will be christening the pool, and every other room in the house, if you get my drift. But I’m afraid the rumors are false about hosting sex parties.”



She appeared annoyed at his continued insistence on using words like ‘we’ and ‘us’ and appeared outright hostile at the mention of his lovers’ names.



He used her continued silence to add on. “What we do plan on hosting are parties for the rich and famous that will be free from prying eyes. We’ve made the decision to make the entire estate electronic free. Meaning all guests will be required to check their phones, cameras, smart watches, Fitbits... you name it. All electronics will be checked immediately upon entering the mansion. The only electronics will be our own private and high- tech security cameras meant to keep everyone safe.”



Brandi finally started acting like the journalist she was supposed to be. “Why in the world would you create such a restrictive rule? Aren’t you worried no one will come? After all, I don’t know of many people who let their cell phone out of their sight for more than two minutes these days.” As if to prove her point, she reached behind her back and pulled her own phone out to show the camera.



He smiled indulgently. “Maybe in ninety-nine percent of the country this rule would be business-suicide, but we’re banking on a large portion of our targeted patrons appreciating the privacy we’ll be able to offer.”
Her sly smile was back. “And exactly what will happen behind closed doors that needs to stay so private?”



Chase chose his words with precision, careful not to cross the line between advertising their public Runway West venture and disclosing details of their extremely private Black Light West project.



“Well, we learned in D.C. there’s a portion of the population that is always in the spotlight. Maybe it’s because of their job or who they married, their athletic prowess or their sexual exploits. Hell, whatever the reason, every time they leave the house they are on display. Jaxson, Emma, and I know something about having to hide from the paparazzi just to go out for a pizza or take in a movie. It gets exhausting. Runway West is meant to be a safe haven where the rich and famous can let down their hair and just be themselves without fear of pictures showing up on social media within minutes.”



“But surely there aren’t enough people in that category to make your club a success?”



“That’s the best part. There are even more people looking to have a good time, who’d also love to rub elbows with their favorite actor, model, rock star, athlete––you fill in the celebrity. Runway West will be the place for fans to meet their favorite celebrities in an intimate setting. There’s just one hitch. We’ll be making sure what happens behind closed doors will stay there. There will be no paparazzi allowed.”



“Ooooh, this sounds like so much fun. I hope I’ll get an invitation to visit the club.”



“No invitation needed. Runway West will be hosting concerts, runway fashion events, and will be open three nights a week to the public. All you need to do is invest in the entrance fee or a ticket to one of the hosted events, sign a standard NDA, and you’ll be in.” Chase didn’t miss her pout when he ignored her invitation to treat her like a VIP with a personal invitation.



“It all sounds so secretive. What will happen to someone who gets caught sneaking in their phone or talking about what happens there?”



Anyone who knew Chase at all knew he didn’t have a mean bone in his body, but he used his acting skills to plaster on his most menacing smile. “Any violators will be publicly humiliated before they face a lifetime ban on returning.”



USA Today bestselling author Livia Grant lives in Chicago with her husband and furry rescue dog named Max. She is fortunate to have been able to travel extensively and as much as she loves to visit places around the globe, the Midwest and its changing seasons will always be home. Livia's readers appreciate her riveting stories filled with deep, character driven plots, often spiced with elements of BDSM.













TALL DARK & HANDSOME by Amelia Wilde



My Review - 5 Stars


Wow, just wow. I'm speechless and awestruck.

I've read a lot of books by this author, some I've loved more than others. This is definitely one of my favourites. It had everything, wonderful characters with real depth, plenty of angst, a dollop of steam and a some fantastic banter, all wrapped up in a story I didn't want to put down.

Going into the book I wasn't quite sure what to expect. At first it had quite a rom-com feel to it but as the story progressed we got more depth and emotion, along with a dollop of angst. The drama came in quite an unexpected form, I really wasn't expecting THAT to cause the issue. 

I really liked both Juno and Cannon, I could really feel the chemistry between them and the connection they were forging. They both had less than stellar childhoods due to a lack of genuine love and care from their parents. As adults they have learnt to cope with this in different ways, in Juno's case it means building walls and keeping people out. There were some wonderful moments as Cannon 'toyed' with her to break down these barriers so she would let him in.

Cannon wasn't the arrogant movie god he first appeared and I really grew to love him, even when he was deliberately goading Juno. Despite a lot of sexual attraction the book is quite slow burn, though once the gloves (and the rest of their clothing) is off their is plenty of heated action to enjoy. I liked the role reversal of it being the woman who struggled to commit and the guy who was all in. Since this is written first person and from both POV's it was easy to connect to the H and h, as well as to believe in their emotions.

This is a fun but also full of feeling contemporary romance that I am only to happy to recommend. it is well written, the pace held my attention, the story flowed smoothly and it totally captured my heart.


Title: Tall Dark & Handsome
Author: Amelia Wilde
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 16, 2018



Blurb

Cannon Hunt checked all the boxes to be a superstar.
He wasn’t supposed to check my box.

The silver screen is my life, and this time, the director’s chair is mine.
So only serious actors need apply. I’m making a gritty war film, not a sappy romcom.

Cannon is the last person I want to cast in my movie or my life.
His face is so perfect he could model...and he does.
His body is so cut he could be a Greek statue.
And his eyes? Don’t get me started on his dark, take-me-now eyes.

He’s the studio’s pick for leading man.
I can’t escape him.
And I can never admit the truth: I don’t want to escape.

One touch could bring down my entire career.
But when he finally whispers my name...
I can’t say no.







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Amelia Wilde knows what it’s like to be lovestruck, and she writes it into all of her books. Authoress of over sixteen spellbinding romances, she lives in the northern climes of Michigan. It’s very cold, but her sexy husband keeps her very warm.


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Sunday, 15 July 2018

BOOK REVIEW **** HAPPY HOUR by Piper Rayne ****



Happy Hour, an all-new hilarious enemies to lovers romance from USA Today bestselling duo Piper Rayne is LIVE!



The perfect man for her is the one she hates most. #gofigure



Dating is hard.
Dating in your thirties is even harder.
Dating in Chicago is harder still.

I haven't given up on finding my happily-ever-after, but in the age of swiping right and Netflix and chill, I'm wondering if everything is as temporary as my marriage turned out to be.

Truth is, there is one guy I can't get my mind off of.

Roarke Baldwin has salt and pepper hair I've dreamed of running my hands through and I'm pretty sure that if I checked he really does have a six pack of abs underneath his suit. And I've always wondered what that stubble on his face would feel like between my thighs.

The problem? He's the one man I hate more than my ex-husband…

His divorce attorney.




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My Review


A fun, light-hearted, fast paced and sexy read - 4 stars


I have been a fan of this pair since the beginning, Lennon will always be my #favouritebookbestie
However by the time I read The Manny, despite the still very good writing, things started to feel a little repetitive. I've eventually found my way back to them with this book, and it totally caught my interest, drew me in and was one really good rom-com.


Hannah is a trust fund girl but doesn't enjoy the trust fund lifestyle. Having been stomped all over and taken to the cleaners by her ex-husband she has sworn of romantic entanglements. Instead she is going to concentrate on her charity that helps young girls learn they have a voice that should be heard.


Roarke is the hot, silver fox lawyer who wants to persuade Hannah to give him a chance. Only trouble being he is the lawyer who represented her scumbag cheating ex. A venue catastrophe and a 5 favour deal lead to some very interesting times. Can Hannah not only forgive Roarke but also learn to trust another man with her heart?


Oh the snark and banter between Hannah and Roarke was huge fun, not to mention Hannah's internal musings. This pair had amazing chemistry and the book felt very steamy, despite there being no bump and grind action until around/after the half way point.


I loved Hannah and at first hated Roarke. However as we get to know more about him we see he isn't quite the awful man he was at first painted. He was just a man doing his job, though I would have liked to see more of a discussion/issue over what is legally allowed and what is morally right. Fighting to ensure that the cheating partner gets all they are entitled too didn't sit well with me BUT it was still one very enjoyable read.




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Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" (okay...you caught us, that's our tagline). A little about us... We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.



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Saturday, 14 July 2018

TEASER - KISS MY ASH by Leddy Harper



Kiss My Ash, an all-new standalone Taboo romance by Leddy Harper is coming August 9th!




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Ash Jenkins was the typical boy next door. Wait, who am I kidding? There was nothing typical about that boy.

He was tall, ripped, and had the voice of a man twice his age. Intelligent, sexy as sin, and barely legal.

Sent to live with his dad after getting in some trouble with the law, he was definitely someone I needed to stay away from.

But he had his sights set on me, and he didn’t try to hide it.

Did it still make me a cougar if I was the prey?




THE DOCILES by Valerie Puri ~~~BOOK BLITZ~~~


The Dociles
Valerie Puri
Publication date: July 12th 2018
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Walls are meant to keep the monsters out…
Deep in the forest there is a wall where no wall should be. Behind it live the people of the Commune, the last remnant of human kind.
Jennie Caraway has lived behind the wall her entire life, certain that it protects her and her brother from the lemerons, ravenous undead monsters whose only desire is to kill – and feed.
Jennie’s peaceful existence is shattered when she uncovers a secret organization whose purpose threatens to destroy not only Jennie, but her entire world. The Order has a deadly mission, and they will stop at nothing to see it completed.
Jennie and those closest to her must expose the evil truth before they are killed – or worse.
EXCERPT:
Ethan
The ranger had feared he might risk encountering a lemeron that night; anyone who came too close to one rarely lived to tell the tale. The torrential rains and the intense darkness had made it nearly impossible for him to see. As he ventured through the blackness, finding his way with his outstretched hands, he couldn’t shake the feeling something bad was about to happen.
That’s when the lightning began, giving him intermittent visibility. He saw the skeletal figure stagger forward becoming visible through the heavy rain. The blotchy-grey flesh of the lemeron sagged from its bones and hung like ill-fitting clothing. It released a guttural moan causing the ranger to go rigid.
When he saw the lemeron approaching him, the ranger turned and hurried in a new direction, one perpendicular to his previous course. After putting some distance between himself and the monster, the ranger took care to disguise himself in the underbrush growing beneath a tall tree. He gazed in the direction he had just come from to see if the lemeron followed him. The loud pounding of his heart in his ears made him aware of its rapid pace. He tried to slow his heart rate if only to hear better, but it was to no avail.
He was startled by a crack behind him, the sound of a stick breaking underfoot. His fear turned to terror as he felt a boney hand seize his left arm. As the ranger spun around, the firm grip tightened, and sharp fingernails pierced his skin. The blood drained from his face at the sight. He was staring into the grey, sagging face of a lemeron.
He struggled and tried to pull away from the monster, but the action only made it clench tighter, its fingernails digging deeper and deeper into his arm. The cloudy, yellow eyes of the lemeron were wide and hungry. Its green lips parted, exposing blackened teeth. It lunged at him with its fully bared teeth.
The ranger was certain he would die in that moment. He frantically grabbed for the dagger hanging from his belt, his trembling fingers wrapped around the cold handle. He drew the blade from its sheath and instinctively swung it upward. His attack cut diagonally through the lemeron’s chest, sending it stumbling backward, but it was not enough for the monster to release him. Brown, congealed blood oozed from the rotting flesh. The ranger raised his dagger high above his head, and with all his strength, brought the blade down. His aim was good, and the small blade sliced through the monster’s wrist, severing the hand, thus releasing the ranger from its grasp. A crackling groan escaped from its throat, not from pain – lemerons feel no pain – but from anger.
The ranger ran mindlessly through the darkness, stumbling over the tangle of slippery roots covering the forest floor. He had to put as much distance between himself and the lemeron as possible. He smashed into a tree, not noticing it was in his path. Searing pain exploded through his left shoulder, and a rush of warm liquid ran down his arm. It must be my blood, he thought. His arm felt like it was on fire, but he could not stop to tend to it. He could hear the beast crashing through the underbrush behind him.
His head pounded, his heart raced, adrenalin surged through his veins, and his muscles begged him to stop running. Suddenly he slammed into something massive. The force of the impact knocked him on his back and the air rushed from his lungs. Dazed, he lay on the soaked ground while the freezing raindrops battered his face. He remained horizontal and motionless until he was able to recover his breath and regain control of his limbs.
The ranger stood up and reached his hand out in front of him to feel what had stopped him. The oppressive night was growing ever darker as the storm raged; he could barely see his hand in front of his face. He touched something smooth and hard – it felt like stone. Lightning ripped across the sky in a spider web of brilliant streaks. In the prolonged flash, the ranger saw a stone wall extending as far as he could see in either direction.
He was trapped. His only options were to go backward or to go forward. Behind him was the lemeron, and in front of him was a wall four times the height of a man. Frantically, he felt the surface with his hands and discovered crevices large enough to use as footholds where the large stones met. Quickly making his decision, he climbed the wall not knowing what he would find on the other side.


Author Bio:
Valerie Puri has always had a lifelong interest in all forms of artistic expression. She has tried her hand at many things, yet she always found her way back to reading and writing. With inspiration everywhere, she finally put pen to paper (or rather, fingers to keyboard) with the intent of publishing her stories.
Writing has always come naturally to Valerie, and for a time she even worked as a technical writer. She continues to hone her skills by having at least one writing project in the works at any given time. Her true passion lies in the freedom that comes with writing the stories that pour from her imagination and real life inspiration.
Valerie believes that the experiences we have in life are just stories waiting to be written.

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