Monday, August 3, 2015

The Escort Excerpt & Giveaway with Laura Marie Altom


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THE ESCORT
Shamed Series #3
Laura Marie Altom
Releasing August 11th, 2015
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In Laura Marie Altom’s scorching new Shamed novel, perfect for fans of J. Kenner and Tracy Wolff, a broken heart pushes a rugged loner to the breaking point—until a not-so-innocent affair changes everything.

When the woman he loves marries billionaire Liam Stone, Nathan Black swears off dating and playing by the rules. He’s also tired of being broke. His new gig as a male escort isn’t exactly legal, but the cash will help him build a solid future. Then there’s Carol Moore, Liam’s personal assistant. She and Nathan always seem to get paired up at Stone family functions—and always seem to end up in bed together. She’s definitely intriguing. But how could a good girl like Carol settle down with a screw-up like Nathan?

After Carol’s dreamy boss gets hitched, crushing any chance of them getting back together, she finds herself hooking up with the bride’s best friend. Nathan is hot, adventurous, and just a little bit dangerous. But when one of their sexy games goes too far, Carol discovers how out of control 



Nathan’s life really is. And before long Carol is forced to choose between her safe old life and the bad boy who makes her feel like the woman she’s meant to be.

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Excerpt:
After the first dance and toasts, petite filets and lobster and cake-cutting, Liam crushed me in a hug. “I can’t thank you enough for helping Annie pull all of this together.”
“You’re welcome.” I ignored the pang of guilt stemming from when I’d earlier dredged my middle finger through the backside of his cake. Annabelle Hargrove was the wedding planner. She’d crap pearls to hear Liam call her Annie. But then for what this wedding cost, she might not object too terribly much.
“She looks beautiful, doesn’t she?” He nodded to Ella, who laughed while dancing with Liam’s best friend’s youngest, five-year-old Darcy. Ella and the little girl shared a special bond since weathering the ordeal that had finally severed Ella’s ties to her psycho ex.
“Radiant.” Ella did look especially beautiful in the candlelight. The crystals on her custom Vera Wang shimmered with her every turn.
Liam’s wedding surprise—as if he hadn’t already given her enough—was a post-dinner acoustic set by the Dave Matthews Band. I wanted to hate Liam’s new bride—I really did—but when she dashed straight from the dance floor to give me a hug, I returned the gesture and meant it. She’d been through so much, and deserved her happiness.
“I can’t imagine how you pulled this off,” Ella said. “Liam, you’d better give Carol a raise or you’ll lose her when she opens her own wedding planning shop.”
“That’s not a half-bad idea,” I teased, wishing I were brave enough to leave Liam, yet knowing I never would.
“Done.” Liam grinned at me before slipping his arm around his wife, pulling her close for a kiss I felt in my gut. “Before meeting you, I didn’t know it was possible to love this much.”
“I feel the same about you,” Ella said softly, as if the two of them were the only ones in the tent. In the whole world. When they melted into another heated kiss, I discreetly backed away, helping myself to more cake and Dom.
Darcy had plopped onto the sand with her seven-year-old twin sisters, who built a castle from champagne-dampened sand. I suppose I should have stopped them, but why? At least their antics were entertaining.
Yvonne—Ella’s former boss at the Sausalito Christmas store—danced with her husband, Peter. They looked every bit as in love as the newlyweds.
Owen and Natalie looked just as cozy.
Damn Nathan for leaving.
If he were here, I’d do him all over again. Only I guess technically, he mostly did me—not that I was complaining. The guy was shockingly well hung. I closed my eyes and for an instant, still felt him inside. He’s a good guy—far too good to be wasting himself pining for Ella. I didn’t know much about him, other than that as far as friends go, he was loyal to a fault.
Maybe I should give him a call sometime?
We didn’t have much in common, but who needed anything but great sex?
My gold lamé cocktail clutch buzzed, meaning my cell was ringing. For a second, I got excited. Nathan? But then I remembered he’d left before we could even exchange numbers—assuming he would even have wanted to.
I glanced at the Caller ID. Mom.
I gulped the remainder of my bubbly, then declined the call. My heart had already suffered enough for one night. I couldn’t take any more.


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Laura Marie Altom is the author of more than forty books in three different genres. Now that her kids are in college, Altom spends her days writing and chasing after a menagerie of pets: a mini long-haired dachshund named Cocoa, a Yorkie named Daisy, a mutt named Sweet Pea, and Domino—a black-and-white stealth cat she rarely sees. She’s happily married to her college sweetheart (go Hogs!), and when night falls, she steals a few romantic moments for herself with her own hunky cover stud.



Wicked Fall Promo & Giveaway with Sawyer Bennett

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Wicked Fall (The Wicked Horse Series Book #1) Sawyer Bennett Release Date: July 28, 2015
Synopsis: Never in your wildest dreams could you begin to imagine all the filthy and depraved things that go on inside The Wicked Horse. Step inside and Woolf Jennings will make every one of your dirty fantasies come true. He’s covered in a facade of deception. An enticing blend of multi-millionaire and hot-as-hell Wyoming rancher, those that think they know Woolf Jennings admire his abilities to preside as CEO of his family’s cattle and oil empire. But only a privileged few truly understand what fuels the glitter of depravity in those gorgeous blue eyes. Only a few know he’s opened up a sinfully erotic and private sex club named The Wicked Horse right at the base of the beautiful Teton Mountain range. Sweet Callie Hayes has returned home to Wyoming and is looking forward to starting her life over again. After a night of impetuosity, she’s managed to put herself right in Woolf’s line of sight… the man who she foolishly offered up her virginity to years ago and was flatly turned down. Now Woolf is seeing that Callie is all grown up and has a kinky side to her that leaves him as confused as it does turned on. Worse yet, both Callie’s dirty desires and sweet heart are getting under his skin, and making Woolf question everything he’s ever believed about himself. Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25634016-wicked-fall WorshipHer RealWolf Purchase Wicked Fall: Amazon: http://amzn.to/1MkLVH7 iBooks: https://goo.gl/Lt0e7m Google Play: https://goo.gl/wQJtUq Audible: http://goo.gl/IDejlC Enter to WIN!
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AuthorPicSmall New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate. Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series and the Last Call Series. Connect with Sawyer: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bennettbooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/BennettBooks Instagram: https://instagram.com/sawyerbennett123/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/Sawyer_Bennett Sign up for Sawyer’s newsletter: http://sawyerbennett.com/signup/

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Review: Christmas in Mustang Creek by Linda Lael Miller

Christmas in Mustang Creek (The Brides of Bliss County, #4)Christmas in Mustang Creek by Linda Lael Miller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story was a cute Christmas story that had me smiling pretty much the whole time. Jaxson and Charlotte were sweet. They dated about a year ago and they broke up. Jaxson found out Charlotte was moving back to her hometown and decided to move there to win her over. The plus side was that he had a job lined up.


Their was a matching matching that was done by a mysterious woman who has been helping with her sick aunt and her pets until Charlotte returned. This book reminded me of mrs miracle books. It was all fate but I enjoyed the road which this couple traveled and their wasn't any drama which with this book was actually nice.


I loved Jaxson was a vet and Charlotte used to be in advertising. Jaxson really did try hard to show her that they belong together. I enjoyed the epilogue and I loved how we got a chance to see what happened a year later. It was sweet but I wish I would have read it at Christmas time to get the feeling. I also enjoyed getting to see all of the previous characters and where they are now.


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Review: If You Dare by Jessica Lemmon

If You DareIf You Dare by Jessica Lemmon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I didn't know what I would expect from this book but I really fell in love with the story. Marcus asked out Lily in the past and she said no due to the fact her last work relationship didn't end so well. Ever since she said no they have been baiting one another and constantly pushing one another with bets. He bets Lily to stay in a haunted mansion one night in order to win tickets to Hawaii. He doesn't think she will actually do it.


Ok so I loved the banter and the betting which made for a really fun story. The way these two pushed each other was funny and cute. You can see right away they are both into one another even though Lily tries to hide it. When they are at the "haunted mansion" things get heated up after Marcus tries to scare her into leaving.


I couldn't stop laughing when he was spying on her through a window. Marcus sees her sitting on a air mattress, eating sushi, drinking wine and streaming friends. Lol I think that was one of my favorite parts. I really did love these two together.


Jessica writes amazing characters and sex scenes that will have you reaching for a cold glass of water. And I wasn't expecting desk sex so that was a bonus. *winks*


The story flowed nicely and had me wishing this would have been a series. I enjoyed that these characters didn't rush into marriage and babies but agreed to live together. The epilogue was the icing on the cake to see what they had planned and got a peak of their time in Hawaii. I really enjoyed this read and I hope to read more of this author in the near future.
Lemmon writes with heart and passion that will keep you on your toes.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Arc Review: The Legacy of Copper Creek by R.C. Ryan

The Legacy of Copper Creek (Copper Creek Cowboys, #3)The Legacy of Copper Creek by R.C. Ryan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love Cowboys so when I saw this book I had to read it. I know this is the 3rd book in the series but this is the first book I read and I liked it. A lot. It actually made me what to go back and read the first 2 books in the series.


I enjoyed the big family and how well they got along. Whit is the youngest brother and he works hard. Ever since his brothers found love he has been thinking more of settling down but he hasn't met the right girl yet. When a blizzard happens in Wyoming he takes coverage in a little cabin on his family's land.


When Whit steps in the cabin he comes face to face with Cara. Cara is basically homeless and saw some things she shouldn't have seen and ended up on the ranch. Although Whit wants to get to the bottom of why she is really there he can't help but be attracted and enchanted by her. As they spend time together feelings start to grow and he invites her back to the main house to meet his family.


I loved how slow these two took the relationship since Cara wasn't ready to get into another since she just got out of one. The family welcomes her with open arms and it was sweet how they took to her and her to them since she has no family of her own. Right away she fit in.

The drama and the suspense of who killed Whits father and the guy a town over was just the right amount although a little more then half way in you could guess who it was. The family encouraged Cara to follow her dream of becoming an author and they loved her like one of their own.


The story played out well and I loved the epilogue which was a perfect ending to this story. Ryan writes an emotional and down to earth love story that has you swooning and falling in love.


I can't wait to read more of her work!

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