Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SUNNY - BOOK DEAL: "Dare to Desire" by Carly Phillips


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Dare to Desire
 by Carly Phillips


About the book:

NY Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips turns up the heat in her newest sexy contemporary romance series, and introduces you to the Dare family... siblings shaped by a father's secrets and betrayal. 

Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all -- an all-star football career and his choice of willing women -- until injury forces him into early retirement. When he is offered a ground-breaking position with a rival team, he's intrigued, but there's a catch. He'll be working alongside the same woman he callously hurt when she got too close for comfort. 

Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows what it means to have-not. She isn't impressed by Alex Dare's wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests. This time around Madison refuses to succumb to Alex so easily. 

But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it's to get what he wants. Can he convince Madison to take a risk and dare to love? (love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sports heroes, bad boys, billionaire) 

"One of my favorite reads this year." HM Ward, NYT Bestselling Author of The Arrangement 

"An incredibly sexy contemporary romance that's impossible to put down!" Rachel Van Dyken #1 NYT Bestselling author of The Bet

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About the Author: 

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today's readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pace at a better price. Her Serendipity books will still finish up in January/February 2014 via Berkley as planned. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She's a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she's a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find all information about Carly at her website and other social media sites ...
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Monday, December 15, 2014

SUNNY - BOOK RELEASE, REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: "Kaleidoscope" by Kristen Ashley



KALEIDOSCOPE 
by Kristen Ashley 
(December 16, 2014; Forever Mass Market; $7.00)

SUMMARY:
When old friends become new lovers...anything can happen.
Sexy, gifted, and loyal, PI Jacob Decker is a tall, cool drink of perfection who had Emmanuelle Holmes at "hello." His relationship with Emme's best friend kept them apart for years, but things have changed. Now that a case has brought him to Gnaw Bone, Colorado, the road is wide open for Emme and Deck to explore something hotter and deeper than Emme dreamed possible. So why is she sabotaging the best thing that's ever happened to her?

It isn't easy to catch Deck off guard, but Emme does just that when she walks back into his life after nine long years. The curvy brunette had her charms back in the day, but now she's a bona fide knockout . . . and she wants to rekindle their friendship. Deck, however, wants more. Emme's always been the one; she excites Deck's body and mind like no other woman can. But a dark chapter from Emme's past overshadows their future together. Now only Deck can help her turn the page-if she'll let him . . .


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(The original review was written for the e-book release)

Have you ever had a crush on the most popular guy in high school? You probably sat next to him in History or Math.   The two of you were friends; you got along great, laughed at the same jokes, had a lot in common, but you never thought you could be together because socially, he was so way out of your league. This book is the story of the girl who gets the guy.  

Jacob "Deck" Decker and Emmanuelle Holmes met ages ago, when Deck was dating Emme's best friend.  Emme and Deck hit it off and had the kind of I-can-talk-to-you-about-anything relationship, and although they didn't always agree with one another, they had mutual respect.  When Deck and the friend broke up, so did Deck and Emme.  Nine years later and they reunite under inauspicious circumstances. Despite the obstacles,  former mutual respect becomes a white-hot, all-in relationship.  

Kristen Ashley has a way of writing alpha-males.  They are so controlling, so darn arrogant and then they say something like this:  "Then [I'm going] to turn my attention to givin' you the best life I can for the rest of the time you're on this earth breathin'."  Ahh, God.  I have been waiting for AGES for Decker's story. Tall, dark, handsome with a genius level IQ, he is a character I've been eager to explore.  Decker is the quintessential KA hero.  Emme is an enigma.  On the surface, she is all sunshine and happiness but the things in her past makes her behave in self-preserving ways.  Decker, not shying away from any challenge, sets out to figure out the puzzle.  This relationship develops on the midst of a ring of burglary thieves of which both Emme and Decker are involved. 

This is a very complicated story with no easy answers. That is saying a lot considering the high drama found in the other books in the Colorado Mountain series where Nina, Lauren, Lexi and Faye were are all kidnapped, shot, buried alive or all of the above. But this book is slightly different and without given out any spoilers, I'll say that I really liked how this book turned out. I enjoyed the mystery unravelling. I loved seeing all the girls back and I especially loved revisiting with Chace and Faye.  At the end of the day, I really loved what Emme brings to Deck and how Deck brings that alive.  *Sigh*  

IN A NUTSHELL:
If you've been itching to come back to the Colorado Mountains, this is your chance.  Decker and Emme's story will bring you back to the people, the romance, and drama.  

Thank you to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. 



Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana, and has lived in Denver, Colorado, and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multigenerational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland, and Kristen grew up listening to the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon, and Whitesnake. Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music and love was a good way to grow up.  And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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SUNNY - BLOG TOUR: "Justified" by Aurora Rose Reynolds




Justified 
by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Alfha Law #1 Novella

Summary: 
After the first sighting, he’s fascinated.

After the first smile, he’s infatuated.

By the first kiss, he’s obsessed.


Nolan sees Chloe through a window of a bakery in downtown Manhattan. At first sight, something about her calls to a piece of him he thought was lost. Without thinking, he begins watching her, and when the moment presents itself, he strikes, claiming Chloe for himself. For a man who is used to getting what he wants Nolan wont let anyone or anything stand in his way.


EXCERPT:


“You look stunning.” I step towards her, running my index finger down her bare side. “I don’t know how I’m going to make it through the evening without killing every man who looks at you.” That’s not a lie, I think, tracing the edge of her breast.
“You didn’t pick this, did you?” she asks.
 I lift my eyes to meet hers and shake my head.
“I can change.”


“No. You look...” I shake my head, trying to think of a way to describe her. “You look absolutely beautiful.”
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There is a time and place for novellas like this, stories that are singularly focused on the alpha male point of view.  Nolan is a very affluent attorney who falls head over heal with an ingenue.  Chloe is a young, malleable, naive female who is the object of Nolan's desire. 

If you are a fan of uber alphas, you will love Nolan.  He is emotional; he is possessive; he is protective. Unfortunately, for me, I find this story one-dimensional.  Everything is from Nolan's perspective.  His fears, his concerns, his obsession.  We learn very little about Chloe. We really don't get a sense of her motivation, her background, her desires.  I found Nolan overbearing and Chloe simple.  

However, there are some very intense and graphic love scenes.  The author does a heck of job raising the temperature.  I have to wonder that if this were a longer novel, the story would be more grounded and I could understand the characters better.  




Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who's husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it's beauty.



Additional Books by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Until Series

Until November (Book 1)

Until Trevor (Book 2)

Until Lily (Book 3)

Until Nico (Book 4)

Assumption (Book 1) Underground Kings Series


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