Saturday, December 19, 2015

Review of Scrooge Me Hard (Paranormal Dating Agency #9.5) by Milly Taiden

ATTENTION READERS: This is a SHORT. This is NOT a standalone full length story. It is intended to be read in order after you read the previous books (1-9).

Paranormal Dating Agency SHORT: BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance

Aurelis Fuentes wants one thing: Children. She’d also like for people to stop complaining about the amount of frosting on her cupcakes but that’s another story. When her scrooge of an ex comes back into her life, she’s not sure what to think.

Reed Stone wants one thing: His mate back. He made a mistake but he’s a changed man. In the spirit of Christmas, he’s hoping she takes a chance and forgives him or at least allow him to explain without throwing things at him.

Gerri Wilder is at it again, only this time she’s got the help of some of our previous couples. Catch up with Tally, Nita, Maya, Alyssa and their men while they try to help Auri and Reed find their way back to each other. This is one holiday they won’t soon forget.

Reader Note: This story contains the use of the word Christmas (a lot). It also features a BBW and a hard-headed wolf-shifter along with humor, romance, love and smokin' hot sex. Sound like your type of book? Give this short a try. Remember that this is a follow-up to the previous PDA books. Enjoy.

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

In the spirit of the season what better way to enjoy it than reading a Christmas story.  But this is no ordinary Christmas story.  This holiday short story involves hot alpha males and their strong sensual women who make them crazy.  Scrooge Me Hard by Milly Taiden gives us a peek back at the other couples that Gerri Wilder of the Paranormal Dating Agency has help to put together in the past and also gives us a beautiful Christmas tale of love lost and found again with Aurelis and Reed’s story.  

Aurelis has finally found her niche as a baker and has a somewhat thriving shop in town.  However, she is haunted by the past, by a man who swept her away so many Christmases ago, her true mate.  Reed has been running since he left town years ago.  Coming back to town a changed man, he’s ready to claim his mate once again if she’ll let in.  

In the spirit of the season can Reed help Aurelis change her mind?  Can he make her see that he was wrong and wants another chance?  Will Aurelis forgive Reed and give their love another try?

Read this short story to find out.  It’s just as exciting as Ms. Taiden’s other books except with a Christmasy twist!  Filled with beautifully created characters and a plot that twists and turns.  It will keep you on the edge with each passing page until the very end.  This is one to have in your library to enjoy every Christmas season.  

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

Friday, December 18, 2015

#ReleaseBlitz DEGREES OF BEING BOSS by Raven Godchild @RayvenGodchild

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Title: Degrees Of Being Boss
Author: Rayven Godchild
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: December 18th

Zephyr Winston is a man in no rush to kick his social life back into gear after his ex's betrayal. So when he rescues Bailey Haven from a Russian hit man, he's surprised at the intensity of his attraction to the older woman.
With her husband, her perfect sub, dead two years, Bailey has no interest in doing more than running Club Precedent and mentoring Domme/sub couples. But her best friend's death sparks a domino effect that brings Bailey's path into a collision course with Zephyr. When the two meet, their chemistry is undeniably potent. They go head to head, Domme and Dom, but quickly learn there are many degrees to being boss.
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Passions ignite when Dom and Domme collide and they discover there are many degrees to being boss.
For the briefest moment, heat flushed her cheeks remembering how she shifted uncomfortably in her chair when Shadow Man — Zephyr—- bound Sharp Nose then yanked his head back with such fierce control. In certain role play games, she’d done the same to Chief. She’d loved it. So had he. Yet, for the first time, she wondered what it would be like to be on the receiving end. She shook her head. She was Boss. And that was that.
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Rayven Godchild is an author of erotica/erotic romance short stories, novels, and novellas, as well as a lover of chocolate and wine. She's shared the sensual secrets of a very naughty boy in the Confessions of a Sex Fiend series. Although the addicting tales are available in a a boxed set, they can be found by their separate titles of Tasting Cherry, A View to Ecstasy, Retreat Bound, and Bound to Collide. Secret Lilies is a steamy suspense romantica that was originally released at a tumultuous point in Rayven’s life but has had new life breathed between the pages. BOSS, a DEGREES OF BEING novel, is coming soon. Here are some places you can find Rayven: Twitter | Facebook  



Surprise Cover Reveal: Levi by Lola White







The Garguiem—fighting evil and corruption through faith, duty and love.
He’s part of an ancient order that’s been fighting corruption within the Catholic Church since the Middle Ages. She’s two months away from taking permanent vows to become a nun.
When Levi is sent to Waterview to investigate the possibility of demonic influences among the diocesan clergy, he meets Marcella, and immediately recognizes her as his other half, his gift from God.
He just has to convince her that love is worth leaving the nunnery for.
But as Levi starts leading Marcella down the path of temptation, her faith is tested in ways she never expected, and the one responsible for bringing evil to Waterview sees his chance to exploit her weakness.

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Delve into the emotions, dive into the erotic. An extensive traveler who loves to incorporate various legends from around the world into her tales, Lola White likes to twist reality at its edges in her stories. She likes delving into the emotions of her characters, finding their strengths and weaknesses, and seeing (and showing) how they get themselves out of whatever trouble has found them—if they can.
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New Release: Marrying Mr. English by @KatyRegency

Marrying Mr. English: The English Brothers #7 (Part 2) by Katy Regnery

Date of Publication: December 18, 2015


You've all met the children and Eleanora and Tom English…but how exactly did down-on-her luck waitress,Eleanora Watters, meet trust fund hottie, Tom English?

You won't want to miss this Christmas novel that tells the story of how Eleanora met Tom, while he was visiting Vail in the 1980s.

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About Katy Regnery

Katy Regnery, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.
Now a hybrid author who publishes both independently and traditionally, Katy claims authorship of the six-book Heart of Montana series, the six-book English Brothers series, and a Kindle Worlds novella entitled "Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Date," in addition to the standalone novels, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and Amazon bestseller, The Vixen and the Vet.
The Vixen and the Vet is included in the charity anthology Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After, and Katy's novella "Frosted" will appear in the upcoming (Jan '15) anthology, Snowy Days Steamy Nights. Additionally, Katy's short story, "The Long Way Home" will appear in the first RWA anthology (Feb '15), Premiere.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Review of A Very Beastly Christmas (Gray Back Bears #7) by T. S. Joyce

**A Gray Back Bears holiday novella that can be read as a standalone** 

Dominant grizzly shifter, Easton Novak, hasn’t celebrated the holidays since he was a child, but his mate is about to make this Christmas one for the books. She’s been hiding something from him, and her revealed secrets are about to knock his world upside down. Making his woman happy should come naturally, but now he’s overthinking everything. And for Easton, that could mean losing control of his feral inner grizzly. 

Timid raven shifter, Aviana Novak, has been lying to her mate for months, but she can’t put the truth off anymore. She was trying to protect herself, her beloved Gray Backs, and most of all…her mate. But now she’s in too deep and Beaston’s control of his inner monster is at risk. 

Aviana is about to make this a Christmas Beaston and the Gray Backs will never forget. 

Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, naughty language and piles of sexy shifter secrets. Intended for mature audiences. 

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

Are you ready for a Beastly Bear Shifter?  You know Beaston, the one that loves to fight, draw blood, sees ghost and yet has a heart of gold that cares for others enough to do whatever is necessary to help.  A beastly bear shifter that  has found his mate in a Raven Shifter and a reason to be civilized!  T. S. Joyce, author extraordinary brings to life the holiday season with a Gray Back Bear twist.  The residents of Grayland Mobile Park deck the halls as only Gray Back's can in her latest novella, A Very Beastly Christmas.

Aviana King has a secret, a secret that could destroy all that she has been building with Beaston.  She has to tell him the truth. It is the season for great joy, a time to celebrate with family and friends. Ana remembers Christmas with her family and also the gifts that she made for Beaston when he was a boy.  Gifts that she had delivered to him as a Raven when he was all alone.  Maybe he will forgive her and learn how to celebrate the holiday season with her.

Something is wrong with his Ana!  She is going to leave him because he does not know how to make her happy any more.  His Ana does not sing or shift into her Raven anymore. Beaston will do anything to make her happy again, anything but let her leave him.  He will learn how to do Christmas if it will make her happy.  

Come join the Gray Back Bears and their loved ones as they find the true meaning of Christmas as they celebrate the season.  This is very special story and a perfect addition to my growing T. S. Joyce collection.

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#CoverReveal Halo by R.C. Stephens @rcstephensbooks

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Title: HALO
Author: R.C. Stephens
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: Winter 2016
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I fell in love with Thomas Wells and knew he was my forever. I was sixteen when I gave him my heart. Our love was the kind to last a lifetime.
But Thomas was broken. The first day we met he told me he was going to become a Navy SEAL. At nineteen he enlisted. At twenty he married me. At twenty five he left me pregnant and didn't turn back. I knew he was suffering…. I also knew I couldn't save him. He left me broken. I was scared and alone. Until I met Ryder St. John a wounded soldier… He was lost. I was lost. Together we made sense. I fell in love again… What Ryder forgot to mention was that he held a secret so explosive that it could shatter both our worlds.
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R.C. Stephens was born in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from York University with a Master's Degree in Political Science. Her debut Novel Bitter Sweet Love is book one of the Twisted Series. Followed by Twisted Love to be released May 31st 2015. R.C. is an avid reader, so when she isn't cooking for her clan or on her laptop writing, she's snuggled tight with her Kindle devouring any romance novel she can. Okay, with the exception of Thursday nights. She makes time for Scandal and Vampire Diaries. She's a fan of drama and suspense but she's also a sucker for a happy ending. Her husband was her first teenage love. They live together with their three children in Toronto. Loving Canadian winters she could never think of living anywhere else.
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Release Blitz: WALKING HEARTBREAK by Sunniva Dee

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Title: Walking Heartbreak
Author: Sunniva Dee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 17, 2015


Don’t judge me. I am not what you see. I am the opposite. —Nadia’s lipstick note on Bo’s mirror. Indie-rocker Bo Lindgren is worshiped for his looks and musical genius. It's been lonely at the top since his ex left. Bo will never take a girlfriend again though, because he doesn’t have the chops to love. He knows he's poison, a heartbreak waiting to happen for anyone he allows too close—like his ex. Bo screws his way through the fangirls until he's sick of it all. Until the dark gaze of Nadia Vidal appears in the door to his dressing room. Saved from an arranged marriage by Jude, the love of her life, Nadia eloped and got married at nineteen. But now, two years later, life is wilted, dead, and not what anyone should have to endure. Nadia, with her secret-keeper eyes and instant understanding of who Bo is, attracts and fascinates him without even trying. The ring gleaming on her finger should keep them apart, but morals can’t always resist destiny. When brokenhearted meets heartbreaker, whose heart is really at stake?  
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  Excerpt BO Opportunities float through your sphere, and it’s up to you to seize them. Sometimes they stream back around, giving you another chance if you miss out, but that once-in-a-lifetime chance, you’ll never see again. Troll calls me while Nadia is still asleep. I don’t release her from my arms when I grab the phone from the nightstand and answer. “Bo. Radio One needs a fill-in. Tom Rocks was supposed to head up Luminessence on the night show, but they backed out last minute, and Luminessence’s artist manager called yours. Clown Irruption is in.” Adrenaline rushes through my body. “Are you kidding me? Radio One?” “Hell yeah, man. Radio Fucking One.” I start laughing. My stomach rocks, stirring Nadia from her sleep. She uh-huhms? And I pull her close, kissing her temple way loudly for someone who’s still in dreamland. “Better make it, son,” Troll grumbles, grouchy-sounding as usual. “Of course, Captain. We’ll be there. Are you emailing us directions and times?” It’s a redundant question. He’s always on top of the details, and he’s snippy as hell about being second-guessed. “Yeah, unless you’ve got Internet,” he counters. “Ooh, it’s so hard to locate Radio One in L.A.” I bite my lip, suppressing my amusement. “What time?” “Dude, I am going to email you, okay? God forbid you girls get lost.” “Thank you, Troll. I appreciate it,” I say, and he muffle-growls something indistinguishable before hanging up. The girl in my bed looks up, big, beautiful eyes bright with anticipation for me. “You’re excited. What’s going on?” She smiles when I tell her. Rolls slowly over my body and on top of me the way she lied last night, nudges her nose against my throat like a sleepy kitten. I get to see this other Nadia before she veils herself in sadness again. This early morning version of her is addictive. I kiss her before she rethinks shit. Slide my fingers in between her butt cheeks and caress her rosebud. Then, I move down, finding a warmth I already crave, slickness from yesterday, and I whisper my plea in her ear. “Again?” Still sleepy, she relents, her body awake enough to tremble through a climax with me, but as her mind clears fully, I watch her retract again, her eyes dimming as she gets dressed. Nadia sits through breakfast with us, that small wrinkle between her brows reappearing. When she stands, getting ready to leave, I don’t give a damn that I look pathetic when I say, “Hey,” catch her hand in passing, and entwine our fingers. I don’t get up from my seat, but I pull her close enough to latch around her waist. “Can you make it to the show? I’d like to have you there.” “I want to go so bad!” Zoe sings. “Emil invited me, right you did, Cupcake? Nadia, we’ll talk to Scott—figure something out. This is the awesomest reason ever to bail in the middle of our shifts.” Nadia tenses in my hold. She doesn’t withdraw, but it’s clear that she wants to. Instinctively, I kiss her stomach the way I used to back when I had a girlfriend. Our small kitchen goes dead silent at my move, and it dawns on me how intimate that was. Much more intimate than casual sex. “Tell me you’ll try,” I say. My voice is raspy. “We’ll kick ass if you come.”  
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I'm originally from Norway and moved to the United States in 2001. I have a Master's degree in languages and taught Spanish at college level before settling in as an adviser at an art college in the South.
I write New Adult fiction with soul. Sometimes it's with a paranormal twist—like in “Shattering Halos,” published by The Wild Rose Press in February 24th 2014 and in “Stargazer,” released, November 21st 2014 by the same publisher. Since then, I've self published New Adult Contemporary novels “Pandora Wild Child,” and "Leon's Way," with "Adrenaline", and "Beneath the Cape", the superhero anthology benefiting The Wounded Warrior Project in its entirety. I write impulsive heroines, bad-boys, and good-boys running amok. Intense love, physical and emotional attraction —sensory overload for the reader as well as for the characters. My goal? Is to keep you on your toes until the end of each story.   Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads| Pinterest | Instagram  
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Release Blitz: Lulu's Loves by Barbara S. Stewart

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Title: Lulu's Loves
Author: Barbara S. Stewart
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 17, 2015
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  Lulu Welk is learning about love.

She’ll learn that love is not the same for everyone, and no two loves are alike. She will live through all the feelings that come with each love she experiences. Great loss will begin her path and she will navigate her way through the trials and lessons of love with her greatest love. She will learn that love can hurt – physically and mentally – but she will go on. She will learn that love can be beautiful… and confusing, but she will go on. She will learn that once trust is broken you can forgive, but it's much harder to forget. But she will go on. She will learn that love can be devastating and that as hard as you try, sometimes that pain and devastation floor you. But she will go on. And she will learn that you never forget your first real love.

Take a walk with Lulu and learn about love.


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I'm Barbara, I read. I write. I come from the northeast, born in Havre de Grace, MD, and grew up in Pennsylvania. In my teens we moved to the Space Coast area of Florida. Now I live in Middleburg, Florida (Jacksonville area) with my husband, Gene.
I've worked in the electronics industry, and most recently in healthcare. I give back by volunteering whenever I can, and in 2009, I received The American Cancer Society's HOPE Award for volunteerism.
The stories I write come from my heart. I'm never sure where they are going until I get there. Most often, a song begins to paint a picture that becomes a love story. Sprinkled through my stories are humor and sadness based on real life experiences shared with family and friends. I write with emotion, pulling from memories and events that made me who I am. My readers tell me they feel like they know the characters I share with them. I like to call my writing 'the sound-track of my life.'
A reviewer on Amazon recently said, "This isn't a romance, it's a love story." (readingmaven)
As a writer, I hope you continue this journey, travel with me, see what song inspires me next, and I hope that you see more growth with each page you turn.
I love to read; it's a gift that was shared with me by my mom - Alis. She introduced me to her favorites like Little Women, Christy, and the Nancy Drew books. Books are an escape, a journey into new and different places and I've been many places I never dreamed of. My favorite genre is romance. I to explore and support other authors who paint a picture through words that allow me to feel the story. Some of my favorites are Adriana Trigiani, Maggi Myers, and Nora Roberts.
You can reach Barbara by email bsswrites@yahoo.com
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