Friday, July 10, 2015

BLOG TOUR and RRBB REVIEW: Change Rein by Anne Jolin


CHANGE REIN
Author: Anne Jolin
Series: Willow Bay Stables #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance & Sports Equestrian Romance
~ SYNOPSIS ~
London Daniels is returning home to Willow Bay, Alberta, on the heels of a televised loss. She blew her shot at the Summer Olympics and cost Canada the gold medal in dressage. 

During her years of training abroad, her family's stable has fallen on hard times, and thus, they’ve accepted an offer to board the racehorses of Branson Tucker, the infamous tycoon, for the winter.

London lacks conviction after her ill-fated fall. And as if returning to her hometown to watch her epic failure replay on everyone's big screen isn't torture enough, she’s expected to cater to a man with an ego bigger than her hundred-acre farm just to earn a dime.

Is London saddling up for another ride that will leave both her heart and her ass in the dirt? Or could the handsome, unwanted guest at Willow Bay Stables be her second chance to go for gold?



~ PURCHASE ~


~ BOOK TRAILER ~

~ EXCERPT ~
After helping her up onto the tailgate, I grab the wine and two glasses. When I join her in the bed of the truck, I pour us each a cup and then lift my glass up to hers for a toast.

“Here’s to first dates.”

After clinking her cup with mine, she takes a delicate sip, and the rumble in my chest comes unexpectedly as she swallows the wine.

As if on cue, the radio changes, and the first twangs of Jackson Young’s “If It Ain’t Too Much To Ask” drift out across the lake.

After we set our cups down on the edge of the truck bed, her arms wrap around my neck. My palm splays over her lower back as I tuck the sweetness of her body against mine.

“You makin’ it a habit of wooing me with your dancin’ skills, cowboy?” She laughs, and the way it mixes with the song has to be the most heavenly thing I’ve ever heard.

My cheek brushes hers as we dance closer. “That depends.”

“On?” Her breath whispers against my ear.

“If it’s working or not.”

She laughs again, and with God as my witness, I’m a lucky bastard to be holding her right now. “It might be,” she teases.

Her body was made for mine. Pressed together, we’re even more perfect. Strawberry wine dousing our inhibitions in wild desire.

The chorus to the song is coming up, and knowing I don’t suck at least half as much as she does, I sing softly into her ear, albeit still out of tune. She joins me, singing adorably off tune into my ear. “I know it ain’t an easy life, people can tell you that”—She hums along, folding her body closer around mine—“but to ask for a little bit, just a little bit back, If it ain’t too much to ask..”

“If it ain’t too much to ask,” her voice sings adorably off tune into my ear.

I chuckle, and she reaches down to elbow me in the side before her eyes find mine once again.

“If it ain’t too much to ask, cowboy…I could really go for that kiss right about now.” She tries to sing along with the song, but by adding her own words, she fails miserably.

But it’s the thought that counts.

Do I hate that she felt she had to ask for it? Bet your ass I do. Will it stop me from giving her what she wants? Not a chance in hell.

Tipping my invisible cowboy hat towards her with one hand, I put the other in the hair at the base of her neck. “Nothing you ask will ever be too much, London.” With that, I give in to the greatest temptation I’ve ever had and every desire I’ve ever dreamed of.

It’s only with unique restraint that I’m able to keep my lips from fully crashing down onto hers. Instead, I take her softly, certain I’ve died and gone to heaven at the first taste of her. When she whimpers, the greed in me takes the opportunity to slip my tongue into her mouth, claiming all she’ll give me. Her hands pull at the base of my neck, desperate to have me closer as the heat in our kiss grows deeper as the song comes to a close.

After breaking apart, I rest my forehead on hers, running my thumb across her bottom lip. Then I sing the very last line, holding her close.

I kissed the prettiest girl I’ve every laid eyes on while dancing on the tailgate of my truck in the middle of nowhere, and it was the best thing that’s ever happened to me.

Guaranteed.


4 Stars

The story of London and Branson.
When the story begins, London is competing at the Olympics in the Dressage category (horses) for Canada.  Her confidence is high. As the next chapter begins, she is in the hospital. She took a tumble when her horse reared and hurt her tailbone.  A few angry words to a reporter, and she goes from hero to zero in the sports world.
When we meet Branson, we find out real quick that he is rich from real estate investments. To be honest, I wasn't a great fan of his from the start. He is arrogant and cocky and demanding.  He finds sneaky ways - some pretty big ones - to get what he wants.
From the magazine articles and such on London, he decides she will be his.  He makes their first meeting happen by boarding his horses at her family's stables.
Meeting one, they are infatuated with each other.  Some parts are funny, especially concerning her sitting 'donut' she has to take everywhere.
The chemistry is high between the two, but I was thrown off with how much it lead up to the first kiss, and then immediately, the author skips time for 5 weeks. London is meeting his family and they are in love.
Also, since I have had this type of injury twice (once from a horse accident as well!), I think that sometimes the injury was forgotten until it needed to be used again. If a man had even suggested sex during my recovery, he would have been smacked - though that would have hurt to do as well. Ha!
I felt robbed of the growing of the relationship.  Then I looked down and discovered I was at the end.  I wish the story had been lengthened out some. I felt as though everything at the end was rushed through (especially the action) to get the story ended.
I also felt as though London was way too forgiving when it came to some of his actions.  A good old-fashioned argument would have been best in some of those circumstances, even if they talked it through.
All in all, I did feel it was a good story. I just would like it fleshed out a little for the relationship growth.

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~ PLAYLIST ~
If It Ain’t Too Much To Ask – Jackson Young

Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton

My Heart Skips a Beat – Dwight Yoakam

Angels Fall Sometimes – Josh Turner

Love on Me – Brent Cobb

Ride (feat. Macy Maloy) – Chase Rice

Cowboys and Angels – Dustin Lynch

A Soft Place to Fall – Allison Moorer

Sober Me Up – Frankie Ballard

How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls – George Straight

Real Good Man – Tim McGraw

Why God Made Love Songs – Joel Crouse

On to Something Good – Ashley Monroe

Kiss by Kiss – Brett Young

Smoke – A Thousand Horses

Georgia Rain – Trisha Yearwood

Cowgirl – Tyler Farr

Shut Me Up – Old Dominion

Little Bitty Dreams – Will Hoge

She’s Got This Thing About Her – Chris Young

Forever and Ever, Amen – Randy Travis

~ TEASERS ~







~ Other books by Anne Jolin ~
Rock Falls Series
Chasing Rhodes, Book 1: http://bit.ly/ChasingRhodes
Choosing Henley, Book 2: http://bit.ly/ChoosingHenley
Breaking Bennett, Book 3: http://bit.ly/BreakingBennett
Keeping King, Book 4: http://bit.ly/KeepingKing


~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~
ANNE JOLIN

Hey y’all, 
I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside Vancouver, Canada. I grew up riding horses, shooting guns, and driving in trucks. 

I never expected to be an author. A massage therapist? Yes. Take over the family construction company? Yes. But an author? No. Writing was something that snuck up on me and rooted itself into my life. It was beautiful to discover that love, and I’m truly grateful to say I’ve found my passion. 

Since I’ve always been a creative person, it feels amazing to harness all of that energy and use it to tell a story I love. I enjoy incorporating bits of my real life into the stories I write. What parts are true? Hah. I’ll never tell—what would be the fun in that? 

If I could leave y’all with one thing, it’s that life’s far too short to not live it out loud. Drown in your passions, hold on tight to the things that inspire you, and chase your dreams relentlessly. I can promise you without a doubt that you won’t regret it. I know I don’t. 

Mad love, 
Anne Jolin 
xx

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

COVER REVEAL: What The Devil Wants by Clare Power

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Book: What The Devil Wants
Series: Cycle Devils #2
Author: Clare Power
Genre: MC Romance
Expected Release: This Summer
Cover Designed by:RE&D, Margreet Asselbergs
Hosted by:Francessca’s Romance Reviews

Synopsis:

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Just like you can’t judge a book by its cover, you shouldn’t judge a librarian on the choice of her bike. Jack is a university librarian with a penchant for sleek racing bikes. When she says she’s from Birmingham, you can be sure she doesn’t mean Alabama. Trash is a blue-blooded American, his charter’s lawyer, and their information gatherer. That Jack thinks he’s a bit of alright is of no consequence, because with an ocean between them, and such differences in interests and backgrounds, it would never work. Would it? Until a rival MC declares war, and everything changes. Could it?

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Devil Seeker


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Hi- My name is Clare and though it shocks me I am an author.

I’m English and consider myself a biker, whether you do or not is up to you.

I started to ride bikes in 1980, and have been round bikes and bikers ever since.

I also ride and drive horses and craft.

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DOUBLE COVER REVEAL: Girls Breaking The Rules by Kelsey Burns

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Books: Girls Breaking The Rules - Tash
Girls Breaking The Rules - Alexa
Series: Breaking The Rules
Author: Kelsey Burns
Release Date: 30th July
Genre: Erotic Romance
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Girls Breaking The Rules - Tash

Synopsis


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Meet Tash; voluptuous, smart and sinfully sexy. She’s all about having a good time and moving on from men who don’t come up to scratch. A born organiser, Tash plans a naughty girl’s weekend in Marbella for her friends.

Sun, sea and sex are the only things on the girls’ agenda, but Tash didn’t plan on hooking up with a hotty like James.

James is a sexy firefighter; a man who can rescue kittens, put out fires, and make lady's knickers wet without even using his hose. When Tash and James get together temperatures soar, as James introduces her to a side of herself she’d never met before.

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Girls Breaking The Rules - Alexa

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Meet Alexa; Flighty, flirty and lots of fun. A beautician by day, by night she works a pole .

Strong in mind and body, no one messes with this sharp tongued girl, and no one can look away when she’s strutting her stuff.

Johnny Murphy is a handsome Dubliner with a knicker-dropping accent, and bundles of charm. He’s also the brother of Tash’s boyfriend, James.

Like all good stories, it begins in the pub, but can drunken flirting lead to something else?

Will they be a match made in heaven? Or will the past tear them apart?

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I'm a fun loving girl who loves spending time with fellow authors, readers and bloggers discussing everything book related. This normally includes wine.

My next favourite thing is travelling. Soaking up the sun and sitting by the pool with my kindle is my idea of heaven.



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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

NEW RELEASE: Simmering Ice by Veronica Forand and Susan Scott Shelley


Physical therapist Annie Davidson is great at her job but unlucky when it comes to love. She’s just out of a bad relationship. A really bad relationship. All she can do is focus on work...that is until she runs into professional hockey player Alec O’Meara. She’s a touch insecure and doesn’t understand why he’s interested in her.
Despite being one of the biggest players on the team, right winger Alec O'Meara prefers finesse over force. After the tragic death of his wife, he likes to keep things loose on and off the ice. But the red-headed Annie challenges his beliefs and makes him think about taking their relationship to the net.
The passion and fun they share is addicting and makes them long for more. But her insecurities that she's not good enough, and his anxiety over a long-term commitment will keep them apart, unless they can find a way to break through the defenses they've built around their hearts.

About the Authors:

Susan Scott Shelley

Susan Scott Shelley is an award-winning author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense who spends her days writing about tough heroes, smart heroines, and love being the strongest magic there is.
For as long as she can remember, she has been in love with Love, and the sweeping grand gestures, heart-sighing moments, fiery passion, and quiet comforts it entails.
In addition to writing romances, she is also a profession voice over artist. Her favorite things include running, sports (especially football and hockey), hard rock and old Hollywood movies. She resides outside Philadelphia with her very own Superhero and believes life should be lived with laughter, enthusiasm, and a sense of wonder.

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Veronica Forand

Veronica Forand is an attorney and an award-winning writer of romantic suspense. She's lived in Boston, London, Paris, Geneva, and Washington, DC and currently resides near Philadelphia. An avid traveler, she loves to roam across continents with her husband and kids in pursuit of skiing, scuba diving, and finding the perfect piece of chocolate.
She's lived in London, Paris, Geneva, Washington D.C., and the accent destroying city of Cleveland. She currently resides near Philadelphia.

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RELEASE DAY: Quarter Mile Hearts by Jenny Siegel



Title: Quarter Mile Hearts: An American Muscle Novel

Author: Jenny Siegel

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 7, 2015

Release Day Event: http://on.fb.me/1AZJC8h





Synopsis

Following an accident injuring her dad, twenty-four year old Leigh Storm returns home to the town she was once so desperate to escape.

It is only a matter of hours before she runs into Max 'Manwhore' Morgan. Dark eyed and dangerous to her heart, he is the very last person she wants to see. It might have been four years since she saw him last, but there's no denying the chemistry between them is as potent as ever. Max makes it clear he isn't about to let her run again, even if he is the one thing Leigh vowed to herself she would never date: a street racer.

After racing tore apart her own family and left a path of destruction in its wake, Leigh decided long ago that it is not the life she wants for herself. But when a wager gone wrong threatens her dad's livelihood, Leigh must go against everything she believes in.

This time there's more at stake on the quarter mile that just the family business-She's risking her heart as well. 






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Jenny Siegel writes new adult romance. When she's not writing (or entertaining two little terrors) Jenny is glued to her Kindle, or plotting (also known as daydreaming) about hot tattooed heroes that will sweep a girl off her feet.


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BLOG TOUR and RRBB REVIEW: Something's Gotta Give by Maggie Adams

Something’s Gotta Give,
Book 3 in the Tempered Steel Series
by Maggie Adams,
Genre: Romance
Release Date: June 30th


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Chance Coalson loves women. And they love him. Young or old, no woman is immune to his charm.
Except one.

Georgia Haines is the only female volunteer firefighter in Grafton. She’s had a crush on Chance Coalson since he offered her his handkerchief at her momma’s funeral. But she’s smart enough to know that it takes a special woman to tame a charmer like Chance, and there’s nothing particularly special about her.

When fire breaks out at the Coalson’s construction business and Chance is trapped inside, Georgia braves the flames to save him, only to discover her “crush” has morphed into love. And she’s helpless to hide her desire.

Chance awakens to find an angel breathing life into his lungs with a kiss. The woman he wanted more than any other was the one who paid the “Casanova of the County” no mind.
So how does a man with a bad reputation convince a shy firefighter that he’s worth taking a chance on love?
By fighting fire with fire…..
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Georgia came alive. “No! Don’t touch me!” She twisted away from him and flew around the tree. Peeking at him from around the fat branch, she said accusingly, “What’s the matter, Chance? Am I the only woman to break it off first?”
“Georgia! What the hell are you talking about?” Chance had no idea what had changed since last night. “I love you.”
“You say that now, but I can’t believe it. If I let you, you will trample across my heart just like my father did to my mother. I’m not going to let you get that far.”
Chance took in her wide-eyed face and the panic in her voice. Missy Dee had filled him in on her parent’s relationship, and Georgia’s feelings on the matter, but he hadn’t really listened. And now he didn’t know what to do. How do you fight damn ghosts?
“Georgia, honey, you’re overreacting. What happened to your parents was unfortunate, but it doesn’t apply to us. We love each other.” Chance tried to placate her.
“My mother told me how my father would say that he loved her right before he left to be with one of his other women. You can’t trust a man. You can’t give him your heart,” she cried out.
“We are not your parents! We have the choices here,” he roared as he advanced on her. “We chose to make love last night. Me and you. And there were no goddamn ghost lurking around trying to screw it up.”
He stopped for a moment trying to find a way to reason with her. “What we felt last night was not sex, Georgia. We made love. Love manifested in the physical sense. It was precious, sweetheart. You can’t believe I would feel that way with any other woman, now that I’ve had you.”

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4.5 Stars


The story of Chance and Georgia (aka Peaches).
Chance works with his brothers at their construction company.
Georgia is a volunteer firefighter and during the day runs a daycare for kids with the woman that helped to raise her (Missy Dee).
Since I have now read the prior two books, I know that all three in the series basically run concurrently. We first meet Georgia in the end of book 1 when she helps (as a firefighter) to save Chance from a fire at his company headquarters.  While giving him mouth-to-mouth, he rouses enough to kiss her before she storms off.
Chance is woven subtly through the other two books, and Georgia takes a larger role in book 2 as Angel's friend.
Georgia is curvy and apparently always has been, and dealt with bullying girls throughout school (the worst of these girls still live in the same small town).  With her father abandoning her and her mother, and her mother's death, she has serious abandonment issues, plus severe self-esteem issues.  She's been in love with Chance since he comforted her at her mother's funeral (she was 14, he was 20).
Chance is known as the "Casanova of the county", and has been with several women - including the one that bullies Georgia the most. So Georgia can't figure out why Chance suddenly shows an interest in her. She assumes he feels he owes her a debt for saving his life during the fire. 
As with all the prior books, dangerous things happen that cause protective instincts in the would-be mates.
One stereotype I have not enjoyed in the series is that boys will be boys (as in - they've slept with tons of women), while the women are virgins. In this day and age, I'd like them to be on even ground.
The last chapter had me stumped though. The entire story is (at times) told in third person omnipotent, but the last chapter did not have the two main characters at all in it.  It involves a few other brothers of Chance's, and has a bit to do with the vandalism that is plaguing the Coalson brothers construction business.  It introduces a few women for those brothers, but the author had already set up for a completely different brother (one not in this chapter) to be the next story.  Since all stories are running mostly concurrently, I feel that last bit should be left out to go in a book involving one of those brothers instead.
Overall, I have enjoyed the series, and will definitely be up for the next book!

Romance Readers received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.






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Other Books in the Series:
Book 1 – Whistlin’ Dixie

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Amazon: http://goo.gl/4zDP3M

 Book 2 – Leather and Lace

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AMAZON: http://goo.gl/EVj9IE

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Hi! I'm Maggie Adams. I live near St. Louis, MO with my high school sweetheart, Ned, (married thirty years) and my wonderful kids, Katie (Kyle) and Ross (Valerie). My life is like a walking, talking sitcom from I Love Lucy, but I love it, although people do tend to keep their distance from me! Writing has always been my dream, with reading my favorite hobby. I try to include a little bit of my life in everything I write, so when you read my books, keep your eyes wide open - I'm in there somewhere! Happy reading!

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Monday, July 6, 2015

COVER REVEAL: The Amber Columns by Bibi Rizer

I'm so thrilled to reveal the beautiful new cover to the next book in the The City of Dark Pleasures series, The Amber Columns.

But first a reminder about book I, The Obsidian Stairway:

blurbWhen O’Mara is assigned to report on a new sexual service in the City of Dark Pleasures -- one that has been the subject of much gossip -- she’s not sure what to expect. What she finds there only reminds her of all that has been lost in The Expiation.

She meets Tully -- handsome, attentive, mysterious and unlike any “servant” O’Mara has met in the Pleasures. His extraordinary service is about to allow her to experience a level of intimacy she has only ever imagined.

And now, here's a little synopsis of what's to come in The Amber Columns:

Tully:
          Sex is what we sell in the City of Dark Pleasures. To work here you need to sequester your emotions, your humanity, your soul if there’s such a thing. If you don’t you’re in danger of losing it all together, permanently.
          For someone like me, my damaged soul is all I have left. I try to slip it off like a coat when I work, and most of the time I can. Most of the time no feelings at all come into what I do. But there are times I weaken, times when patrons get to me either for good or ill. Mostly ill.
          Once a woman I met got inside me like no one has. It wasn’t love, but it was as close as I will ever be. O’Mara was her name. O’Mara Tanner. Every morning I read her byline on the Island News Service. She writes about fluff—places to shop, entertainments to see. She wrote about me once. It was all lies, but I don’t hold that against her. Our civilization is built on lies. The brief time we spent together was all lies.
          Sometimes I think I would give up everything just to have O’Mara Tanner lie to me again.

O'Mara:
          It’s only at night that I’m scared of him. During the day I think about his golden eyes, his warm skin and his velvety voice to the point of distraction. I could lose my job if I don’t get my shit together. A lost job means a lost income. If I can’t pay my rent I could lose my citizen status. And then what? Then I join him, working in the Pleasures?
          I could go and see him. I should go and see him. I can find the money somewhere and go and get him to hook me up to that infernal machine of his and lose myself in his beautiful dreamscape. The one in which we are lovers. If I can just spend another moment in that forlorn and hopeless dream I might be able to get him out of my system.
          As it is I’ve been masturbating until my fingers ache, and the skin of my clitoris is burning and raw. Whenever I climax I hear his voice, saying my name. Or I say his name.
          “Tully…”
          Maybe before the Expiation people knew that the love of a good man was a powerful, devastating intoxicant. It weakens you, distracts you, makes you prone to obsessive thoughts and lost productivity. Maybe that’s why they did it. To increase productivity.
          Love must be the most potent force on earth, if it can fuck you up even when you know it’s not real.

Without further ado, here's the lovely new cover:

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Isn't it gorgeous? And when you read the book and discover what he's looking up at it's even better! And if that's not enough to get you excited, here are a couple of teasers:

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