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Waiting For Ty by Samantha Ann King
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: GLBT, Erotic Romance, M/M
Word Count: 36,000 (novella)
Book two of Lovers and Friends
Tyler Coil doesn’t do men. But it’s harder to remember that each time he visits his best friend, gorgeous Landon Burke. As a political reporter, Ty is good at reading people, and he can tell the lust is mutual. But giving in to it could mean alienating his ultra-conservative family.
Landon never desired a man badly enough to explore that side of his sexuality — until he met Ty. He’s waited four long years for a sign that Ty wants him too, and he can’t deny his needs much longer. So when a career opportunity arises out-of-state, Landon wonders if maybe it’s time to move on.
Then Ty crashes at Landon’s while working on a story — and a searing kiss ignites a night of mind-blowing sex that’s better than their most erotic fantasies. Forced to face his feelings, Ty must decide if love is worth the risk after all — before he loses Landon forever.
Samhain Queene’s Review:
Waiting for Ty by Samantha Ann King is a wonderfully, sweet romance between Ty and Landon, two friends who are forced to deal with the reality of being in love with each other.
This is a story you don’t want to put down until you find out what happens. Neither of them wants to let the other go, but nothing is ever simple. It helps that there are people in Ty’s and Landon’s lives who accept and support them no matter what. There are also those who push them out of their lives. Coming out is never easy, but building a family made up of the friends who love you can soften some of the harsh edges.
What I really enjoyed most about Waiting for Ty was the trust and maturity the two main characters showed when dealing with becoming a couple. They know together they are stronger and can weather any storm.
Great story. Definitely worth reading. Samantha Ann King gave us a great story and awesome characters. Kudos, Ms. King.
Rated 5 Delightful Divas and a Recommended Read by Samhain Queene!
It is time to hop again! The Lovestruck Giveaway Hop is here and we want to take a moment to thank all the bloggers and authors that are joining us this time around. This is our second year running the LOVESTRUCK Hop and we wouldn’t be able to do it (or any of our hops) without you.
Running Scared by Billi Jean
Series: Love’s Command, Book One
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense
Length: 277 pages
Book one in the Love’s Command Series
When a woman running scared runs into the arms of a sexy cowboy, she might lose her fear, but will she also lose her heart?
When a woman on the run hits a town right out of the Wild West, the first cowboy she meets sets his sights on her. Alone, scared, and starting over, Susan will have to decide if the big, bad Russell Ryland, retired Navy SEAL, now rancher, is for real or just using up his down time between missions.
Russell takes one look at the smiling, blue-eyed beauty and realises there’s a heck of a lot more after retirement than he’d thought. As he begins to dream of a life with Susan, he fights an unfamiliar battle within himself-doubt. Does she want him, or is she merely out for some fun?
Time for the reluctant couple nearly runs out when the very men Susan is hiding from come to call. Will Russell wake up quickly enough to save her? Or will their doubts get them both killed?
Wowza! Billi Jean has penned a riveting story with engaging characters and enough smoking hot sex to keep this reader’s toes curled in pure, unadulterated pleasure for days. The action is fast-paced, the sexual chemistry between Susan and Russell is explosive, and the suspense is edgy enough to keep the reader enthralled until the very end.
Lacey (aka Susan) is intelligent, sexy, strong, and just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. As a result, her life has been turned upside down and now she’s on the run from the Russian mob. But this damsel is no damsel in distress, well, that is until she meets Russell who makes her body tingle in all the right places.
Russell is a sexy alpha who is all male and knows how to kick butt and take names. But even this gorgeous creature has demons of his own to battle, which makes him vulnerable and unable to trust. However, when Russell lays eyes on Susan, all bets are off because this former Navy Seal knows exactly what he wants. While the sex is hot and the danger is palpable, will this dynamic duo’s inability to trust and excess baggage prevent them from finding their Happily Ever After before it’s too late?
Running Scared has everything: humorous, witty dialogue, scorching hot sex, intelligent, strong-willed characters with heart and soul, enough action and danger to keep the reader begging for more, and a complex plot that is entertaining. My only niggle with Running Scared is that the editing could have been better. But overall, Billi Jean has penned one amazing story that has me itching to know what happens next in her Love’s Command series.
We know you are! So come and join us at Under the Covers and Guilty Pleasures for our Sinful Sirens blog hop. We are back for a second year and this summer we want to heat things up until the only way we can cool down is with a dip in the ocean. Entice other sirens by sharing some of your favorite scorching hot reads!
When did save a life become change a life?
Bad in Baltimore, Book 3
As the openly gay middle son of the most powerful family between Manhattan and Miami, Gavin Montgomery knows his role—look good in a tuxedo and don’t make waves.
Waves are the least of his worries when he tries and fails to keep a friend from jumping off a high bridge. His last thought as he falls in too is that someone else will have to take over as family disappointment…until he’s pulled from the water by a man with an iron grip, a sexy mouth and a chip on his shoulder the size of the national deficit.
Police rescue diver Jamie Donnigan finally has life the way he wants it. Okay, he could have done without losing his father, quitting smoking and watching his friends drift into couplehood. At least he’s managed to escape that particular trap.
When Gavin’s father turns Jamie’s routine rescue into a media circus, he figures if he’s going to suffer for his good deed, he might as well enjoy a roll in the sack. But Jamie’s not immune to Gavin’s cultivated charm…and all the risks that come along with giving in to it.
Includes above the recommended daily allowance for snark, attitude, stubbornness and a variety of scorching hot sex (even for this author).
Under Pressure by Laurie Roma
Series: IAD Agency, Book One
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Suspense
Length: 218 pages
[Siren Classic: Erotic Romantic Suspense, HEA]
Jason MacBain is the perfect agent. Tall, dark, and deadly, he is a man who lives by simple rules—kill the bad guys and protect the world. Closed off from his emotions, Jason has never believed in love and doesn’t need anyone. But all that changes the night he meets Bella Moretti…
Isabella Moretti is a famous chef struggling to reclaim her life after she survives a vicious attack. Moving back to Chicago to recover and be closer to her family, Bella meets Jason and is frightened by the passion he stirs inside her. But now that Jason has found Bella, he is determined to claim her as his. And when her stalker reappears, Jason is under pressure to gain her trust, find a way to keep her safe, and do whatever it takes to end the threat to her for good.
Bella is forced to trust Jason with her safety, but does she dare trust him with her heart?
Ms. Roma quickly draws the reader into this riveting story as our hero and heroine have a less than stellar meeting at a stuffy auction that’s boring them to death. Desperate to leave, Bella and Jason embark on a sensual journey that encompasses unbridled lust, uninhibited sex, and a promise to do it all over, again and again.
Isabella Moretti is being terrorized by a stalker. While she survived him once, will she be able to survive him the second time around when he suddenly pops up in her life again? Although Bella still suffers nightmares at the hands of her tormentor, she’s a strong, feisty, sexy woman who is trying to regain a semblance of normalcy in her life. What she didn’t plan on was an alpha male who’s body makes her blood boil and who’s accent makes her heart sore with passion. Their initial meeting and the anger that is evoked is simply a form of foreplay for this dynamic couple that will keep you hot and breathless throughout the story.
Jason McBain is all alpha. He’s intelligent, sexy, fierce, dangerous, and protects what’s his. And believe me when I say that Bella is his in body, heart and soul. I love stories that incorporate the love at first sight trope into the plot and that’s definitely the case with Jason and Bella as they embark on a journey that will change both of their lives forever.
The secondary characters were absolutely awesome. I loved Tara, Liz, Sal, Danny, Tony, Finn, the twins and the rest of the misfits. It’s obvious that these men and women care about one another and will do whatever they deem necessary when one of the members in their inner circle is in danger. The witty banter, intense drama, fast-paced action and scorching hot love scenes are only a few of the things that kept me engrossed in Under Pressure until the very end. I must admit that I can’t wait to read the next book in the series because I want to know if Sal and Liz finally give into the sexual chemistry that’s simmer below the surface when they look at or touch one another. I’d also like to see how Jenny handles the twins, Rock and Adrian. My only niggle with Under Pressure is the editing. While it wasn’t enough to deter me from the compelling plot that Ms. Roma has crafted, it could have been better. I love a good villain and Victor Bane definitely met the criteria. However, other than him being completely psychotic, I would have liked a little more insight into his psyche to gain a better understanding of what created his obsession with Bella.
Under Pressure is a tantalizing story with complex, passionate characters who are genuine, crisp dialogue that’s believable, fast-paced action that will keep your heart racing, and smoldering hot sex that will leave you panting breathlessly even after the story has come to end. I loved the men and women of IAD and can’t wait to see what Ms. Roma has in store for them next. So, if you haven’t picked up a copy of Under Pressure by Laurie Roma, then do so today.
Bella was tight, so tight she fit him like a glove. Feeling her pussy grip down on his cock almost made him spill himself inside her, but he needed this to last. Holding himself still, he waited until he felt her body relax around him. No matter how many times they made love, Jason was always careful to go slow at the start. To feel out what her body told him. Every muscle in his body tightened as he held himself under control, careful not to hurt her.
He slowly pulled out of her tight pussy and then pushed back in, starting a slow sensuous ride while he placed soft kisses on her shoulder, making her moan. One big hand caressing her breast while the other stroked over her abdomen, holding her back against his hard chest. Whimpering in frustration, Bella tried to speed up the pace as Jason’s long thick cock continued to glide inside her wet warmth slowly.
“Easy, love. I’m too big. You have to relax more.” He turned her head to nip at her lush lower lip, and she jerked his head down to capture his mouth with hers.
Relaxing the muscles of her pussy over his cock, she tried to throw her hips back at him as forcefully as she could.
He hissed at the pressure and gripped her hip hard with his hand, trying to stop her. “Bloody hell, Bella, baby, we have to go slow—”
“No, not slow. Hard. I want to come. I’m so close, please, please.”
Jason’s hand went down to play across her clit, wanting her to come so he could stop worrying about hurting her. His body tight with need, he forced himself to continue his slow pace when everything inside him demanded that he fuck himself into her. He wanted to pound himself deep, so deep she would never get him out. He lightly pinched the small nub as he continued to push his cock slowly into her until he was wedged up to her cervix.
“Come then. Come for me, love. Let me feel you go over for me,” his deep voice rumbled.
She tried to fight it, but he was relentlessly playing her body like an instrument. His fingers continued to rub her clit, making her gasp. She tried once again to speed up the rhythm, causing Jason’s breath to hiss out in pleasure and frustration.
“Come, Bella. Don’t fight it, just let go. Dammit come for me. Come now.” Jason’s deep voice was tight with lust and was enough to spark Bella’s body into overdrive.
Her body burst.
Bella let out a keening cry as fire swept through her and flames of pleasure licked through her entire body. She came and exploded with passion, but still it wasn’t what she wanted. She wanted, no, needed to feel him let go. She needed him to be with her, all the way.
Jason could feel the muscles of her tight pussy clench down on his cock, her shudders increasing the pressure until he swore his cock was being strangled in her tight sheath. He pushed his throbbing shaft deep as he rode out her orgasm, using small jabs and keeping pressure on her clit to heighten her pleasure.
He pulled out until only the head of his cock was lodged inside her and forged his was back inside her to the hilt, testing her readiness now. He could fuck her now, pump his hard cock inside her slick pussy in a hard pounding like he needed to now, but he forced himself to stop. That wasn’t what she needed, especially after last night’s nightmare.
She was slick with her own cream now, her body dripping with her desire, and his cock continued to slide inside her welcoming heat with a slow steady rhythm. His hand reached down and gripped her leg to hold her open for him. He slid his other hand over her breast, again pinching and rolling her nipple between his fingers as he struggled not to spill himself yet.
Bella turned her head and her mouth sought his. She nipped and sucked at his tongue, driving him mad with pleasure. Bella felt the yearning growing again, building deep inside her, sharp and urgent. The feel of him inside her made her burn with passion, the need to feel him with her, more, always. Desire sparked and heated, turning the need into something she would die for.
She wanted more.
She wanted everything.
Bella set his body on fire, and the flames of need grew into a firestorm that threatened his control. The tip of his cock wept his arousal, throbbing with the urgent need to fuck into her welcoming body hard and fast. His body screamed for release, but still he held back.
“Bella, easy, love—”
Temper had Bella snapping, “I need you, Jason. Stop treating me like I’m made of glass. I need you. Hard. Now. Please fuck me.”
Jason stopped with his cock embedded deep within her. When he failed to move, Bella struggled, trying to get him to release her but unable to loosen his hold. “Bella. I don’t want to hurt you. Just let me love you.”
She let out a shriek of frustration. “Why can’t you see that you don’t have to treat me like I’m going to break? Dammit, I don’t need your protection when we’re in bed. Either treat me like a woman or let me go.”
Already on edge, anger collided with raw desire in his system and had him growling. “Let you go? Never, baby, do you fucking hear me? Never. You want me to treat you like a woman? You are my woman.”
“Then prove it,” Bella snapped back.
Jason simply felt his tight control break. It was as if the imaginary shackles he had placed on himself had simply dissolved, leaving the wild beast free. He rolled her over onto her stomach, placing his muscled thighs between hers. He used his legs to spread her wide to accommodate his large body. The need burned white hot and demanded to be sated. He brought her hips up and back without dislodging his cock from inside her, and with a ragged breath he gritted out, “Jesus, love, hold on. Fuck, just hold on.”
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Lucky in Love? Well, are you? It’s a time of luck and wealth…or not. With each romance we find ourselves in a new world of love and memories. Are these just by chance? Is it luck? Welcome to your second annual Lucky in Love Blog Hop where we want to hear about your love, your romance, and how much you love St. Patrick’s Day!!! Are you wearing green? Ready to get pinched…or wait…do you like that?
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Breaking Skye by Eden Bradley
Genre: BDSM, Erotic Romance
Length: 130 pages
When power play becomes more than just a game…
BDSM. Submission. Spanking…These are the things Skye has always craved, the desires she has never allowed herself to explore. Until now. She thought she was looking for a single experience, something to purge these strange yearnings from her system. Instead she finds a man whose absolute authority and stunning good looks leave her breathless, willing to do anything he asks of her. But only for one night…
Adam has other ideas. Skye could be the perfect submissive once he’s done training her—for someone else. For him, that’s always the way it’s been. But Skye is different. Enticing. Intoxicating. Irresistible. Soon all he can think of is breaking Skye—and keeping her for himself.
Publisher & Release Date: Originally Phaze in 2006 but Re-Release by the author with added content (doubled page count)
Eden Bradley quickly draws the reader into the sensual, intense world of Skye and Adam. From the moment they meet, the sexual chemistry is off the charts, as these two negotiate the terms of Skye’s submission.
Skye is intelligent, adventurous, sexy, and curious about the BDSM world, but she needs to be in control. I found it interesting that during their initial meeting, Skye was somewhat detached from the situation given the turmoil her body was experiencing from the moment she laid eyes on Adam. While her mind kept insisting that this was an experiment for the sake of art, her body was on fire with all of the delicious possibilities laid before her at the strong, willing hands of Adam. It was obvious that his power and confidence as a Dom acted as an aphrodisiac for Skye.
Adam is sexy, intelligent, kind, articulate and all alpha. He exudes power and makes no apologies for his love of kink. I loved how upfront he was with Skye in regards to what he expected out of a D/s relationship. His patience and willingness to explain the experience and Skye’s submissive urges was honest and genuine. However, I couldn’t help but wonder about his emotional distance as well because the emotional connection and trust between a Dom and a submissive are integral parts of a successful BDSM relationship.
As the story progressed, Ms. Bradley allowed the reader to watch each character struggle with their desires and emotional discord. My only niggle is that I would have liked more in depth detail in regards to what had happened between Skye, her father and some of her other lovers to make her feel as though she had to be in control all the time. I get that her father was an alcoholic, but I kept getting the sense that there was more to that story that wasn’t being said. As for Adam, I understand his tragedy as well and will leave it at that because I don’t want to spoil the story, but it seemed like it took too long to unveil his situation given the short length of the story. I know that this is the second revision of Breaking Skye and a lot of the holes were filled which is great, but there were still a few minor editing problems. However, there weren’t enough editing errors to deter me from the story.
The intense passion and sexual scenes between Skye and Adam will make your mouth water, especially if you enjoy reading BDSM books. Their connection with one another was undeniable as these two quickly fell head-over-heels in love with one another. The reader is quickly swept into their intense world of pain and pleasure as all parties involved, even those of us who were experiencing Skye and Adam’s sensual foreplay from a distance, gained a better understand of Skye’s submissive tendencies and Adam’s boundaries that were quickly being redefined with each sexual encounter. It was amazing to watch Skye and Adam in action because it was as though these two were meant to be together and had been for years. Their bodies and emotions fed off of one enough to the point that each character couldn’t deny that they were sexually fulfilled and hungry for more. But it’s that hunger that puts both characters emotionally at risk.
Breaking Skye by Eden Bradley is a well-written story with engaging characters who are well-developed. The dialogue is fresh and believable, the emotions are tumultuous, and the fears are palpable. The BDSM scenes are intense, yet sensual and the passion is explosive and the love these two quickly discover for one another is endearing. Although there were a few secondary characters, Esme, Skye’s cousin and Shaye, Adam’s friend, Ms. Bradley kept the primary focus of the story on Skye and Adam. However, I must admit that I felt as though I had missed something during Adam and Shaye’s conversation that had hinted toward a previous book, especially when Shaye referred to his struggles with winning Devin’s heart and submission. Overall, Breaking Skye is an enjoyable read that readers of BDSM is going to love. The revision to the story helped increased the development of the characters as well as the depth of the book, especially on an emotional level. So, if you haven’t picked up the extended version of Breaking Skye by Eden Bradley you’re definitely missing out.
Award-winning, best-selling author Eden Bradley aka Eve Berlin has published over 30 contemporary, paranormal and futuristic erotic romance novels and novellas for Berkley Heat, Harlequin Spice and HQN, Samhain Publishing and Bantam/Delta in both print and e-books. Her specialty is writing BDSM and other kinks, as well as complicated characters and lush romantic relationships. This year she is also venturing into self-publishing with the re-releases of her stories SANCTUARY and BREAKING SKYE.
A Summoner’s Tale: The Vampire Confessor by Victoria Danann
Series: Black Swan, Book Three
Publisher: 7th House
Genre: Vampire Romance, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy
Length: 350 pages
This is the third installment in a serial saga intended to be read in order.
A secret society, a witch, a psychic, vampires, modern day knights, heroes, elves, fae, assassins from another dimension, and fairytales come together where emotions intersect. Two souls, joined by a mystical bond, separated by distance, must simultaneously struggle through pain and darkness in an ultimate confrontation with character and an ultimate struggle for life proving that true love waits patiently through lifetimes and finds courage to survive. Even in the strangest places. Even when you’re least expecting it. Even when you’re far, far from home.
Erotic quotient: A little steam. No menage. No BDSM
IMPORTANT: Black Swan Books 2 and 3 are available on Amazon.com exclusively as single titles. However, a The Order of the Black Swan COLLECTED TALES, Books 1-3 will also be released on or around Feb. 14th in e-book everywhere. This is the story as it was intended to be read – without interruption.
The other Titles in this series:
Book One – My Familiar Stranger: Romancing the Vampire Hunters (nominated for Reviewers Choice Best Paranormal Romance of 2012)
Book Two – The Witch’s Dream: A Love Letter to Paranormal Romance
*Book Three – A Summoner’s Tale: The Vampire’s Confessor
Book Four – Moonlight: Big Bad Wolf To release late Spring.
For the past fourteen years, Victoria has illustrated and authored Seasons of the Witch calendars and planners and written several non-fiction books on magickal arts. She lives in a town north of Houston known as The Woodlands even though the idea of the witch in the woods may be a cliché.
She owns 7th House Publishing and contributes to its enterprises. In addition to art and writing, she plays Classic Rock music (keys, rhythm guitar, vocals) and manages one of Houston’s premier party bands. Married. Four children.
What woman can resist a hot man in a hard hat? Beloved author Ruthie Knox kicks off her new Camelot series with this deliciously sexy original novella, in which a good girl learns how to misbehave . . . with all her heart. As program director for the Camelot Community Center, Amber Clark knows how to keep her cool. That is, until a sudden tornado warning forces her to take shelter in a darkened basement with a hunk of man whose sex appeal green lights her every fantasy. With a voice that would melt chocolate, he asks her if she is okay. Now she’s hot all over and wondering: How does a girl make a move? Building contractor Tony Mazzara was just looking to escape nature’s fury. Instead, he finds himself all tangled up with lovely Amber. Sweet and sexy, she’s ready to unleash her wild side. Their mutual desire reaches a fever pitch and creates a storm of its own—unexpected, powerful, and unforgettable. But is it bigger than Tony can handle? Can he let go of painful memories and let the force of this remarkable woman show him a future he never dreamed existed? Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Along Came Trouble, Flirting with Disaster, and Room at the Inn.
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Originally published as Mother of the Year
After the death of her husband, Evie Vaughn realizes her dream of becoming a high school teacher. She and her three sons move to Oak Grove, Iowa and become part of the community. Evie would like nothing better than to be able to send her boys to college, but to do so she needs to land the coveted position of high school baseball coach. She’s qualified. She’s almost got the job in her grasp. Then Joe Scalotta comes to town.
The “Iceman,” as Joe was known on the football field, has just been hired as the football coach for the local community college. He’s also received full custody of his teenage daughter after he mother’s recent death. Oak Grove is supposed to be a new start for them both.
When Joe is offered Evie’s job merely on the basis of his notoriety sparks fly, and Evie proposes a test. Whoever’s team wins the Big League Baseball championship over the summer wins the job. Though Joe doesn’t want her job, he does want to keep an eye on the lovely Mrs. Vaughn. Especially since his daughter, Toni, has been assigned to Evie’s team as her newest pitcher.
When Joe discovers himself hornswoggled into coaching Evie’s twin terror sons in T-ball and his daughter falls in love with her catcher, Evie’s oldest son, the two of them wind up spending more time together than apart.
Security consultant Sinjin Heath is on leave while recovering from a mission that went tragically wrong. The physical scars may have healed, but he still doubts his ability to protect anyone, ever again.
Michelle Jamieson is starting over. She’s finally escaped from her abusive ex-boyfriend, Robert. The only problem is that her ex isn’t ready to let her go. When he realizes she’s truly out of his reach, his obsession drives Robert to kill himself so he can return as a malevolent ghost.
Haunted and terrified, Michelle goes on the run and winds up at her family’s cabin. Things seem to be improving when she meets her sexy neighbor, Sinjin. The sparks between them fly fast and hot, but before they can begin to face their growing feelings for each other, Robert’s ghost comes for Michelle. Ready or not, Sinjin finds himself back in the protection business. And if he fails this time, he’ll lose the woman he loves.
A Siren Erotic Romance
Susan Hayes is another new author to me, but she completely wowed me with Saved by Sin, her first book in the Paladin Protection Agency series and now I’m hooked. If the engaging characters, crisp, witty dialogue and tight plot don’t grab your attention, then the fast-paced action and smoking hot love scenes definitely will. Not only do I love the double connotation of the title Saved by Sin, but I also loved the new twist on the plot that ms. Hayes has incorporated into the book. Basically, because one would never think of their ex commiting suicide with the explicit purpose of coming back as a ghost just to taunt and ultimately kill you.
Sin is sex-on-stick and could protect me anytime. But this man also comes with excess baggage that needs to be cleared out if he ever hopes to find a Happily Ever After, especially with Michelle. There was a point in the book where the protector became the protected and just made my heart swoon because vivid descriptions left no doubt that a lasting releastionship was blossoming betweein Sin and Michelle. You can’t help but root for these underdogs to fight off the evil ex and embrace the Happily Ever After they so rightfully deserve.
Michelle simply warmed my heart. She’s smart, sexy, kind-hearted and just wanted a fresh start. Never in her wildest dreams did she think that one day she’d be fighting a ghost who was her ex. Fortunately, she meets Sin and the sparks begin to fly. There is so much sexual tension sizzling below the surface between these two that if you don’t get all hot and bothered it will truly be a shame. Unfortunately, like Sin, Michelle has some excess baggage that she needs to unloaded before she can embrace her Happily Ever After – one being the ex who is now a ghost. As the two embark on a dangerous journey to fight an evil being, will love and determination see them through, or will one wrong move destroy their chances at a Happily Ever After? Guess you’ll have to read the book to find out.
Ms. Hayes hit the mark when she created the evil nemsis in this compelling story. There were some seriously creepy scenes in Saved by Sin that at times had the hairs on the back of my neck standing up. Just thinking about it as I write this review still gives me the shivers. Saved by Sin is well-written with a vivid setting that makes the story and characters leap off the pages. I can’t wait to see what happens in On Jason’s Watch, which is the next book in the series. So, if you haven’t picked up a copy of Ms. HayesPaladin Protection Agency series, then what the problem? Trust me when I say that this is one series you do not want to miss. Bravo Ms. Hayes, you’ve hit a home run with Saved by Sin and I’ll definitely be checking out the rest of the series.
Rated 5 Delightful Divas and a Recommended Read by AJ!
This hop celebrates the fanged heroes and heroines, the alluring creatures of the night, yes, those vampires we all love so much. All of the giveaways in this hop have a vampire theme to them, so we are truly celebrating vampires for Valentine’s Day!
This giveaway will go live on February 12th at 12:01am until the 18th.
WITH THIS RING, I THEE DEAD.
Just as Jane Jameson’s unlife seems to be stabilizing, fate sinks its fangs firmly into her butt. Despite her near-phobia of wedding planning, her no-frills nighttime nuptials to her sexy boyfriend, Gabriel, are coming along smoothly. That is, until she turns a fatally wounded teenage acquaintance, and the Council pronounces her responsible for the newborn vamp until he can control his thirst.
Jane’s kitchen barely holds enough Faux Type O to satiate the cute teen’s appetite and maintain Gabriel’s jealous streak at a slow simmer. As if keeping her hyperactive childe from sucking the blood out of the entire neighborhood isn’t enough to deal with, the persnickety ghost of Jane’s newly deceased grandma Ruthie has declared war on the fanged residents of River Oaks. Suddenly choosing monogrammed cocktail napkins and a cake she can’t even eat seem downright relaxing in comparison.
Tensions inside the house are growing…and outside, a sinister force is aiming a stake straight for the center of Gabriel’s heart. Most brides just have to worry about choosing the right dress, but Jane fears that at this rate, she’ll never make it down the aisle for the wedding all nice girls dream of…
The Romance Madness Hop is being hosed by The Romance Reviews (TRR) from January 25th to January 29th, which gives you plenty of time to pace yourself and participate in all of the giveaways from over 50 blogs.
The hop will start onJanuary 25, 12:00am ESTand will end on January 29, 11:59pm EST.
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The melting point is where it all comes together…or makes a big mess.
San Amaro Singles, Book 1
Corey Fenwick keeps her bitter past as hidden as the sweet centers inside the handmade chocolates she sells to a growing list of upscale customers. Experience has taught her the only person she can rely on is herself, so her best-friends-with-benefits relationship with Matt is perfect—no strings attached.
After his last girlfriend deemed him “boring”, Matt Ferber watched her ride off on the back of a Harley with a rock musician. Figuring he’s doomed to “let’s just be friends” with the women he cares about, the arrangement with Corey suits him fine too. Until his old friend Dylan Schell rolls into town to hang out while recovering from a surfing injury.
The sexy bad boy makes Corey’s mouth water, and she figures a harmless fling won’t hurt, especially when Dylan suggests she come between him and Matt—in bed.
It’s a win-win-win situation…until somehow there are strings attached. And too late they realize they’re getting all tangled up.
This book contains an independent woman, two hot guys, some trash talking, a little jealousy, a few beers, chocolate body paint and scary stuff like falling in love.
I know this hop is about telling your happy endings, but instead of rambling on about mine, I’d much rather hear about yours. So, why don’t you tell me about your Happy Endings and I’ll giveaway some goodies that have a Happy Ending. How does that sound?
Bad Girl Therapy by Cathryn Fox
(Open to U.S., Canadian, & International Residents)
She might be calling the shots, but he’s playing for keeps.
Boys of Beachville, Book 3
Pro soccer star Cole Landon has women at his fingertips, but there’s always been one who was untouchable. Haley Jones, the high-school crush from the right side of the tracks—and way out of his league.
Sidelined with an injury, he’s cooling his heels in Beachville when he discovers his physical therapist is none other than the perennial good girl herself.
Bored with men who pay more attention to their smartphones than her, Haley longs for a summer fling that won’t risk her reputation. When Cole shows up in town, her hormones tell her he’s the one man who will scratch her itch without tarnishing her good-girl image.
No one’s more surprised than Cole when Haley suggests his private beachside cottage is the best place to begin his…therapy. Apparently money really can buy love. She wants to play? Then play he will.
As hot days turn to scintillating nights, Haley begins to realize there’s more to this playboy than meets the eye. Until Cole gets news that could put them once again on opposite ends of the playing field.
Certain elements of this physical therapy can result in sweating, panting and unusually high heart rates. The therapeutic value of massage “therapy”, in particular, is increased levels of endorphins that act as a pain reliever. For excessive swelling, lie down and take 2x daily (or as many as you can get!).
Mysterious Ireland is famous for its magical lore. But Kelly Murphy is here to mend a broken heart; not chase pots of gold. She can’t help being enchanted, though, by the beauty and charm of the land. Not to mention being completely captivated by local hunk and tour guide Sean Ahearn!
But it’s more than Ireland that’s seducing Kelly. After wandering onto a fairy hill, Kelly experiences the most passionate night of her life. It’s who it’s with that has her stumped.
Is it sexy Sean or is fairy mischief afoot?
In a land where everyone believes, can Kelly find the courage to let go of the past and take a leap of faith?
Irish Magic is the perfect title for this sexy, sensual read that encompasses engaging characters, witty banter, a bit of heartache, some very interesting Irish legends, and enough fairies’ magic to keep you panting for days because of the scorching hot love scenes.
Ms. Waits quickly draws the reader into this magical story that’s full of laughter and myth. Kelly is a sweet lass who has lost her self-confidence, but with the help of a sexy Irishman by the name of Sean, the Ganconagh, and a little faith, she might find her way. I loved Kelly’s character who was smart, kind-hearted, sexy, and full of life when she allowed herself to actual enjoy it. The sexual chemistry between Sean and Kelly was off the charts and made me want to know more about their characters as the story progressed. I loved how Ms. Waits allowed the characters to grow in such a short story.
The secondary characters were mischievous and full of life, which kept the plot of the story moving and increased my curiosity in regards to the Ganconagh legend. I loved the easy flow of dialogue, as well as the vivid depictions of the scenery, which made me want to visit Ireland. Maeve was a hoot and I must admit that I’m still guessing as to whether or not the Ganconagh legend truly exists. It’s obvious that Ms. Waits has done her homework in regards to the different Irish legends, as well as the fairies.
Irish Magic is a well-written short story that packs a punch and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The characters are engaging and flawed, yet lovable, magic is definitely in the air as Ms. Waits elaborates on the Ganconagh legend, the scenery will take your breath away and the explosive sex scenes will leave you panting and hungry for more. I must admit that Chloe Waits has piqued my curiosity and wonder if she plans on making Irish Magic the first book in what I think would be a wonderful series. I’d love to know more about Kelly and Sean. It’d also be nice to see how Eileen and Jimmy make out. Hint! Hint!
“How did such a fair damsel get lost?” As dark as it was, his eyes seemed to gleam in the shadows.
“I don’t know. I am not very good with directions.” Especially in a different country, half pickled.
“I’d say you found your way perfectly.” Melodic in its lilt, his voice became husky as his fingers grazed her cheek, igniting a fiery path in their wake.
“W-what are you doing, Sean?” Kelly asked softly. Her skin tingled under his touch, but his sudden forwardness stunned her.
“Were you not warned about the Gánconágh?” She could hear the smile in his voice. “You’re on a fairy hill.”
Kelly looked down at where she had been sitting earlier. She was on a hill, with a tree. He kept caressing her face, and she felt lulled by the warmth. “I guess I should be more careful.”
“No, you are exactly where you should be.”
Kelly had no idea what to say to such a comment. “I didn’t think you even noticed me,” Kelly confessed softly.
“A beautiful maiden on my hill? How could I not?”
The hard pad of his thumb lightly brushed her collarbone, stoking need with every movement. Doubts about his interest cleared quickly, but her head swam as she struggled to shift gears with this rapid turn of events.
“It’s hard to think when you do that.” Could he feel the erratic throb of her pulse he caused?
“How about when I do this?”
Sean’s mouth descended over hers, and all Kelly could register was disbelief as the tip of his tongue darted out to lick the seam of her mouth, enticing her to shyly part her lips and allow him full access. His tongue surged inside, mating expertly with hers as his hands cradled her face. Even in her hottest fantasies, a man had never kissed her like this. Desire warred with her confusion.
Breathless, she pulled back abruptly from their kiss.
“I don’t really understand what is happening here. I wasn’t expecting this.”
“Yes you were. You know the consequence of being here, don’t you?” He brushed a stray curl from her cheek as she replayed his words from the pub, heat flooding her face.
“Yes.” You were going to protect me. Then I said I might not want protection—
“Aren’t you here to be seduced?” His question hung lazily in the air, but Kelly sensed the rigid control he exerted over himself, the slight rag of his breath. She didn’t pause this time.
His mouth claimed hers again, and this time, Kelly was truly lost. His hands knotted into her hair to draw her closer, his hard erection wedging against her belly, making Kelly gasp. Sean scooped her up in his sturdy arms then lay her down gently on the ground where he joined her.
Dimly, Kelly realized she couldn’t taste the Guinness on his tongue from earlier. His breath was honeyed and sweet, like the grass around them. Sean’s smell was stronger and muskier than she noticed at the pub, as though the soil was a part of him. The dimness served only to enhance her other senses, as she memorized every tantalizing, erotic detail.
Tracing her jaw line, his lips trekked hotly down the column of her throat. This exciting, near stranger was doing intoxicating things with his hands as they molded to her breasts over her shirt. Old Kelly would have protested this too soon intimacy, but new Kelly, post-Liam, had been feeling as sexy as a lump of clay, and this wonderful, gorgeous, sexy man was just what she needed.
She sucked in a deep breath as he slowly lifted her shirt, exposing her small mounds to the bite of the night air. Her breasts felt impossibly full and heavy, aching for his caress. Her nipples hardened, and Sean grunted with approval as his fingers sought a stiffened peak, rolling it gently. Pleasure spiked through Kelly, almost bordering pain. Weightless, Kelly moaned softly as he captured the tight bud greedily with his mouth.
Anticipation thrummed through her body as a rush of moisture pooled between her legs. Kelly couldn’t remember being turned on this quickly before—and by a near stranger! She pushed the thought out of her head as his roughened palms kneaded her breasts, awakening all her nerve endings with delicious friction. Her flesh was on fire and Sean knew just how to touch her. It was like magic. Kelly fought a giggle. Fairy magic! Kelly’s heart slammed inside her chest as Sean’s lips devoured her, demanding her submission as his hands roamed her body hungrily. An instant of panic overtook her as she heard the snap of her jeans and felt the cool night air hit her navel. His hands smoothly pulled her clothes off until she lay almost naked in his arms, leaving only a thin, lacy thong. Her legs quaked helplessly as he touched her thighs, coaxing them open to the searing upward path of his hand.
Kelly dissolved as his movements met the lacy edge of her underwear, sucking in her breath as he grazed the scalloped edging of the material and traced the satiny area where her flesh met the fabric. Her pelvis tilted forward, unbidden. His fingers hooked into the elastic of her panties and dipped inside, causing Kelly to whimper as he reached her hot, wet core, her pussy fluttering at the first contact. He raked his nails lightly over her labia, making her body vibrate, before easing into her folds to stroke the most sensitive part of her with knowing fingers.
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