Monday, March 2, 2015

Blog Tour: Slow Burn by K. Bromberg


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Meet Becks & Haddie in SLOW BURN - the newest stand alone in the
Driven Series by K. Bromberg!
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NOW AVAILABLE
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Excerpt
He chuckles low and even, a sarcastic amusement woven through the sound that pisses me off. “What are you afraid of? Why is his offer so much more tempting than mine, huh? Oh, I know why,” he says, sarcasm dripping from his words. “He’ll walk away without any questions. But I won’t will I, Haddie? I have plenty of questions. The first one being what exactly are you running from?”
My eyes flash up to meet his, and the look – the moment that passes between us – is too honest, too raw. I have to break it. I can’t let him see the truths that even I’m trying to hide from. How I feel and what I need to fix me – the answer being him – because I’m not going to allow it to happen.
I can feel it. I can know it. But he can’t.
My mind flashes back momentarily to the night of the wedding. Of how I asked him – gave him no other option really –to take me to bed. Did I know then that unzipping my dress for him and inviting him between my legs would lead to this? Me wanting so much more? Me standing in the middle of his apartment wanting to ask for more but unable to because of the fears that are holding me hostage?
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Cover & Book Summary
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ONE NIGHT. THAT'S ALL IT WAS SUPPOSED  TO BE.
Reeling from the sudden loss of her sister, Haddie Montgomery has sworn off relationships. All she wanted from Beckett Daniels was a sexy distraction to help her escape her pain for just a little while....There weren’t supposed to be any strings attached—so why can’t she shake the memory of that unforgettable night from her thoughts? Or the taste of his kiss from her lips?
No matter how hard Haddie tries to forget about him, Becks relentlessly tries to prove that she should start living for today. But she is determined to avoid romantic commitment, and she can always use her ex-boyfriend’s reappearance to help snuff out the slow burn within her that Becks has sparked....
Or will fate force her to realize that this kind of connection doesn’t come along very often and a chance at love is worth the risk?
Slow Burn Playlist


About the Author:
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author K. Bromberg is that reserved woman sitting in the corner who has you all fooled about the wild child inside of her—the one she lets out every time her fingertips touch the computer keyboard.


K. lives in Southern California with her husband and three children. When she needs a break from the daily chaos of her life, you can most likely find her on the treadmill or with Kindle in hand, devouring the pages of a good, saucy book.


On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Her debut novels, Driven, Fueled, and Crashed of The Driven Trilogy were well received and went on to become multi-platform bestsellers as well as landing on the New York Times and USA Today lists. Her other works include a short story, UnRaveled, and a companion piece to The Driven Trilogy titled Raced. She is currently working on three stand alone Driven novels, Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, and Hard Beat. She also plans to release a novel addressing the 10 year gap at the ending of Crashed in late fall 2015



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Cover Reveal: Taz by Andrea Smith

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Pre-order Available

Release Date: March 31st
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Blurb
Taz:
My life is finally perfect. My dreams have all come true. I'm where I want to be with the bureau; having the career I've been planning since I did my stint in the military. I'm married to the one and only woman I've ever loved; my heart beats for her alone. Together we've made beautiful babies that I adore. I'm thirty-three years old and I'm complete.
Then one day, it all changes. Slate recruits me for a temporary assignment that is underneath the radar for a reason. The bureau hasn't sanctioned it as a priority, but Slate feels it is because of who is involved: Sue Ellen Reynard. Yeah, remember her?
Lindsey:
Our lives were perfect. Taz and I had everything we'd ever hoped for: family, careers and an everlasting devotion to one another. Suddenly nothing is the same. In a single moment, my biggest fear is realized by one phone call from Slate: an 'agent is missing'.
My agent; my Taz . . .
This is just the beginning of our long journey. Will things ever be the same again?


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EXCERPT:
        Lindsey gave me the silent treatment on the way over to Ralston's office. "How did you know where I was? I asked.
"Slate."
"Hey, I said I was sorry. We're not all that late," I pointed out to her.
"It's rude to keep Dr. Ralston waiting, Trace. I don't do rude. I thought this counseling was important to you, apparently I was wrong."
I stopped instantly and grabbed her by the arm, pulling her around to face me. "What the fuck, Lindsey? What's up your ass at the moment?"
She gave me a glare. "It just seems to me that you might find more productive ways to spend your time when you're here other than flirting your ass off with the resident skank," she snapped, jerking her arm free and turning her back on me.
Fuck to the no!
"Wait one damn minute," I growled, spinning her back around to face me. "It just so happens I went to the shooting range because I've been trying to qualify to the new standards. It's a requirement for all agents to recertify. Diana's job is to ensure that they do."
"Hmmph," she snorted derisively, "It looked pretty cozy to me, but that's neither here nor there because it sounds to me as if you plan on continuing your career with the Bureau once you're cleared."
"And why shouldn't I? It's the career I've had for years, what do you expect?" I was getting angrier by the second, and her eyes were flashing pure pissed green at the moment.
Time for a showdown.
"I don't know why I would expect any less," she snapped, "It's always been about the FBI, right? It's never been about me and the kids, has it?"
That did it.
I totally lost it when she flung those words at me. No matter how much I still didn't remember, one thing that I knew, with every fiber of my being, was that what she'd just said had no truth to it. And what really burned my ass was that she knew it too!
I grabbed her shoulders and pulled her up against me. My eyes bored into hers and without thinking, I lowered my mouth to hers and kissed her with a vengeance. It was the first time my lips had touched hers since I'd been back. There was no tenderness; it was my way of claiming her and taking possession of what was mine. She would not deny me this.
Her fists pushed against my chest, and then she attempted to pull away, but her efforts were no match for my strength and determination. My lips worked hers, and my tongue invaded her mouth and possessed it. "Stop," I growled pulling back briefly to look down at her, "Don't resist me."
It was something I might've said to a perp that was resisting arrest, but at this moment, I was saying it to my wife.
My mate.
The woman that I loved more than life itself.
And suddenly the realization that this was the truth overwhelmed me. My tempo slowed, morphing from anger to affection; and from frustration to need.
Lindsey felt the change and stopped struggling against me. Her arms looped around my neck, and her lips started responding to mine. It was familiar, and as my tongue once again found hers, we struck a rhythm that was ours. I could feel her anger and bitterness dissipate. It was replaced with a soft sweetness that I remembered, and that I could totally bury myself into if only she would let me.
"Taz," she moaned softly, finally pulling back a bit.
"Lindsey," I breathed against her soft lips, my heart pounding in my chest.
"Come on, we've got to make our appointment," she said softly.
And we did.
It was the first joint session that we'd had where Lindsey took her place next to me on the leather sofa, instead of her usual chair in the corner. Ralston didn't miss it either, quirking an eyebrow as his eyes met mine with just a hint of amusement.
It was a fucking start.


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About the Author
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I was born and raised in southern Ohio, and with the exception of a brief stint in Dallas, TX, have been an Ohioan most of my life. My dream has always been to write a novel, and back in the early eighties I tried to do just that, having been influenced by authors such as Kathleen Woodiwiss, Johanna Lindsey, Rosemary Rogers and Laurie McBain. I remember writing to all of them through their listed publishers, and the only response I received was from Johanna Lindsey (who lived in Hawaii at the time.

Ms. Lindsey advised me to continue with my dream; and to submit to various publishers again and again. Of course, at that time, publishing e-books yourself was not on the horizon; there were vanity publishing houses of course, but she advised me to avoid those.

So my dream was put on the back-burner for more than 25 years until June of 2012 when suddenly I no longer had a reason not to write a novel. My sons were grown; I found myself without a career (blessedly) and the creative juices flowed once again.

I finished my first novel, "Maybe Baby" in September of 2012; the next two books in the "Baby Series" titled "Baby Love" and "Be My Baby" were published in early 2013. I learned a lot in my first endeavor with self-publishing. I've made so many friends as a result that it is over-whelming.

In the spring of 2013, I had an idea for a different type of Alpha, and wrote Book #1 of the "G-Man" Series, titled "Diamond Girl." This book was well-received, and I followed it with Book #2, "Love Plus One." These are stand-alone books.

I am finally doing what I love and I sincerely appreciate the wonderful readers who provide feedback and take the time to comment. I hope that with each book, my writing has grown and improved as I strive to publish quality fiction..

Review: Lights to My Siren (The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC #1)

You’re The Lights...

Sebastian had one rule.

No women on the back of his bike. Period.

The one time he broke that rule, he killed the woman that was carrying his child.

Then comes Baylee Roberts. She makes Sebastian want to break every single rule he’d ever implemented. Hell, but she even makes him consider that dreaded H word. A helmet.

To My...

Baylee Roberts innocently walked into her bathroom never expecting that she’d find a man in there. It is her bathroom after all, and she lives alone.

From the instant he placed his hat on her head to protect her from the sun, Baylee’s mind becomes filled with thoughts of a certain biker.

She really shouldn't go there. There’s no telling what kind of dangerous things he does for The Dixie Wardens MC.

Siren...

Nothing is ever as easy as it should be. Their relationship’s one of them.

Baylee’s brother is a cop. Baylee’s father is a cop. Which inevitably means that Baylee’s going to have certain hang-ups about being with a man like himself.

Sebastian has a lot on his plate with his busy job as a firefighter, a single father, and the vice president of The Dixie Wardens MC.

Not enough, though, to keep him away from Baylee.

When a series of arsons rattle their hometown and puts Sebastian’s life on the line, Baylee finally realizes the only fire Sebastian can’t put out is the one inside her heart.



Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

This is the first book in the Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC by Lani Lynn Vale.  In this book we are introduced to a group of men that are not only MC members but heroes that fight fires, protect the innocent as policemen, save lives as paramedics and work in a different way to keep their community safe.  In this book we meet two of those unique characters, Baylee Roberts and Sebastian Mackenzie and this is their story.

Ok, forget Prince Charming because I have a smoking hot, panty dropping fireman that can hose me off anytime! 

When you know all your life that you are different, you learn to compensate.  Baylee comes from a family that serves and protects as police officers.  She also serves her community as a paramedic.  So when she meets and is instantly attracted to Sebastian, red flags go up, warning her that she should not get involved with him.  Sure, he works as a firefighter but he is also part of a motorcycle club.  Her family was sure to approve, not!  The more she comes in contact with the man, the less resistance she has.  Is he the one for her?  Will he accept her and all of her issues?  Can she deal with the things he does with his club?

Firemen find ‘em hot and leave ‘um wet!
 

There are issues and then there are issues.  Sebastian is a loner.  He swears that he will never claim another woman and put her on the back of his bike.  However, when he meets Baylee Roberts, all past promises are forgotten.  She is spunk to his alpha control and makes him feel for the first time in years.  Is she his rule breaker?  Can she be the light to his siren?  The past has a way of refusing to let go and maybe it will destroy the chance that they could have a future. 

Anything worth having is worth fighting for and this is where Baylee and Sebastian find themselves.  Life is not easy for a full time dad that is not only a firefighter but also the VP of the Dixie Wardens MC and a woman that has issues with MC’s.  Will the two find a way to overcome the past and the difficulties that are thrown in their way?  Take a chance and read their story to find out!

Hero: Sebastian Mackenzie 4.5 stars
Heroine:
 Baylee Roberts 4.5 stars
Plot: 4.5 stars
Steam Level: 4.5 stars
Cliffhanger:  No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! This is hot read and I mean that literally! You have a hot firefighter and one sexy paramedic that come together in an explosion that rocks both their worlds!

Would I recommend this author: Yes! From the first book I read by this author, I was addicted.  Ms. Vale enthralls her readers with amazing real life stories and characters that you want to get to know better! The fact that she writes about firefighters, policemen, paramedics that are alpha MC guys, what’s not to love?


***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

Review: Trust Me (Southern Nights #2) by Ella Sheridan

A woman on a mission…
Maddie Baker spent four years seeking vengeance against the man whose abuse destroyed her life. That search has led her to a small town outside Atlanta and a missing teenage girl. Nothing will stand in the way of her mission, including a jackass of an ex-soldier who reawakens emotions best left to die.

A man on the hunt…
Jack Quinn learned to recognize trouble in the marines, and he sees it in Maddie the minute he lays eyes on her tending bar. Her secrets are hidden deep, but secrets are his specialty, and peeling away her barriers only makes him want her more. He’ll do whatever it takes to get her to trust him with her body and her heart.

An old threat whose time has come…
Staying hidden kept Maddie safe, but the search for justice will bring her into the open and face-to-face with her treacherous past. Risking her life is one thing, but risking her heart is another. In love and in danger, she must trust Jack to lead her—and pray they both come out alive. 



Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

This is book two in Ms. Sheridan’s Southern Nights series and it is a moving story of vengeance and true love.  This bestselling author not only weaves romantic tale but also integrates a growing concern in society.  Her leading characters are true alphas and heroes!

Abused, raped and treated as a slave by her husband Maddie Baker did the only thing she could do, she ran.  After a night of even more horrific acts she disappeared and had been successful in staying hidden until she met Jack Quinn.  From the moment he walked into the bar she was working at she knew he would be trouble. Maddie is however on a mission to find a young girl that has been kidnapped.  She cannot let anything stand in her way, including a sexy alpha male.

Jack knows all about abuse.  His life had been filled with hardships until he met his best find and became part of his family.  He had served in the military and now used his training as marine to help other.  Jack and his best friend Con had for a security business in Atlanta after leaving the marines. Since Con had found his forever mate, Jack has been feeling lost and alone.  He could not help wondering if he would ever find his one and only.  Everything changed when he walked into his favorite bar and met Maddie.  Something changed the moment their eyes met.  Is she his one?

There are outside forces that are closing in on Maddie and Jack.  Past that haunt both of them and color their reactions to each other may keep them apart.  Jack must break through the walls that Maddie has built around herself and get her to trust him.  Is trust possible?  Can he keep her safe and at the same time protect others that are in danger? Take the time to read Maddie and Jack’s story and you will not be disappointed.

Hero: Jack Quinn 4.5 stars
Heroine: Maddie Baker 4.5 stars
Steam: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! The pages sizzle with heat while unfolding a story of contrast.  It will grab you and refuse to release you with the intensity of our hero’s protective actions and love for his woman.

Would I recommend this author: Yes! When you think of an outstanding author that you love to read, you think of Ella Sheridan.  Her books are filled with true heroes that love not only their country but the women they swear to cherish and protect. They are also action packed and full of sizzling sex! She is a must read author!

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

Review: The 27 Club by Kim Karr

You don’t know when…
You don’t get to choose if…
When it’s time to join…you’ll know.

You might think you want to be a member—but trust me this is one club you don’t want to join. It’s not a place where people go to live out their deepest, darkest sexual desires—there are no handcuffs or blindfolds.

The 27 Club only admits those who die young and tragically. My brother was recently bestowed membership and joined many of our ancestors before him. I know I’m next. This is my destiny, and I was ready to yield.

But then I met Nate. He awakened a sensuality in me that had never been explored, never satisfied. I knew then I could no longer accept my destiny. Nate’s presence controls me. I’m overwhelmed by his touch, his words; my every thought is consumed by desire. I believe he was brought into my life for a reason.

Nate doesn’t believe in destiny.

But I do. 

And if there’s a way to cheat it—I must. 





Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

What if you knew you were going to die?  What would you do? In Zoey’s family they have a “Club” for family members that are cursed! Her grandfather died at 27.  Her mother died at 27, her brother died at 27 and now she is 27. Will she be the next to die young and join the 27 Club? Is this Zoey's destiny, her legacy that cannot avoid it.

When Zoey goes to pack up her brothers’ home and go through his things, she is met with a big surprise.  Nate, her brother’s best friend is living in her brother’s house. Or is he? She only recognized him because of pictures Zack had sent her of the two of them together.  Had her brother lied to her and if so why?  The attraction between Zoey and Nate is explosive and confusing. She had accepted her fate, but Nate calls to a side of her that she had never explored.  He makes her want to fight destiny!  Can she cheat the “27 Club” or will she loose and become a member?  

This is a remarkable book that is like a fine wine, it needs to be savored.  Each page enthralls and entices the reader to continue, to find out more about Zoey and Nate's fate and if it will allow them to beat the “27 Club!  

Hero: Nathaniel ‘Nate’ Hanson 4.5 stars
Heroine: Zoey Flowers 4.5 stars
Steam: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! This book will make you laugh and cry at the same time!  It has steamy erotic sex and a love story that will touch your heart as you search for a  HEA rainbow with our main characters.

Would I recommend this author: Yes! Ms. Karr’s characters are well developed and her stories focus living life to the fullest.  Her books are filled with anguish, laughter, love, hot sex and the need for more.
***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

Review: Reclaimed (Knights Rebels MC #2.5) by River Savage

When the woman you love is lost, how hard will you fight to get her back? 

Following the birth of her daughter, Kadence Knight finds herself in a battle she never prepared for. With desperation and unhappiness threatening to overwhelm her, a sense of hopelessness pulls her away from the one thing she has always longed for: a family. 

As Nix watches his wife struggle with something he doesn't understand, he can't help but feel disconnected to his woman. The Kadence he once knew has drifted into the darkness. In her place is a shadow of the woman she once was, one who is fearful of the impossible...failing their daughter. 

This Valentine’s Day, Nix has one goal — to reclaim the woman who gave him everything. 




Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ ★★★★

This novella is a continuation of Kadence and Nix's love story from the highly acclaimed first book in the Knights Rebels MC series, Incandescent by River Savage.  Ms. Savage once again brings to life in this book the steadfast relationship between Kadence and Nix.  Nix demonstration of his love and loyalty is why he is my favorite character by far from this series.  His dirty mouth and strong alpha tendencies drive Kadence crazy but this interaction between the two main characters creates a repartee filled with sexual tension.  

The author delves into a serious issue for new mothers, postpartum depression.  I especially liked the way the author explored this issue and touched so many with this real and debilitating issue in her story.  Throughout the story, Nix strives to help Kadence overcome her "post-partum baby blues" and to pull her out of the depression she has fallen into.  He is determined to help her heal and not lose the woman he loves. Once again, we see how far Nix will go to not only help his woman but give her the support she needs.

A nice aside to this novella is that we get an update on the lives of characters from previous books.  There is also a small insight into where the series maybe headed.  You will need to read to find out!

So the question has been answered for me - did I get my #NixFix? Why yes I did.  Thank you, River Savage for bringing my favorite couple back!

Hero: 4 stars
Heroine: 4 stars
Steam Level: 4 stars
Cliffhanger: No


***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***