Promises After Dark by

Kahlen Aymes (After Dark), Book Three

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In and out of the bedroom, Alex and Angel’s passion is an all-consuming, every-second-of-every-day, can’t-stop-thinking-about-you, obsession!

They have it all; fiery hot sexual chemistry, an undeniable mental connection, a profound emotional bond, and a newfound trust as they promise each other, ‘no more secrets’. Theirs is a sensual, magical love affair of epic proportions.

When their perfect world is shaken by a dangerous criminal out to extract painful revenge on them, the fierce protectiveness that rules Alex becomes a single purposed objective that will drive him beyond his limits and make him do things even he didn’t know he was capable of.

 

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Angel After Dark (After Dark, Book One)

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Confessions After Dark (After Dark, Book Two)

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Kahlen Aymes

I’m a single mother of one daughter, Olivia. She’s amazing in every way.

I was born in the Midwestern United States and educated at a private university where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Administration.

I’ve always been creative with art, music, theater and writing. I decided to write a story as a way to build a network for a business venture. The reader support of my stories and my overwhelming desire to find out where my characters would take me, soon had the writing morphing the business. No one was more shocked than I. When readers began nominating my work for online awards, it took my breath away and only made me love it more. It soon became clear that writing was, and should be, my focus.

 

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Title: Ruin

Author: C.D. Reiss

Genre: Erotic Romance

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Release Date: Oct. 14th 2014

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WARNING: This book contains delicious sex scenes with a hot man dirty-talking in Italian; women handling firearms and explosives; and scenes of violence with a crystal Virgin Mary cigarette lighter.

What happens when a mob capo falls for a lawful woman?

Does he ruin her, or does she ruin him?

Do they live together, or die together?

This is Antonio Spinelli’s story.

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CD Reiss is a USA Today and Amazon bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up, she’s at the well, hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere, but it did embed TV story structure in her head well enough for her to take a big risk on a TV series structured erotic series called Songs of Submission. It’s about a kinky billionaire hung up on his ex-wife, an ingenue singer with a wisecracking mouth; art, music and sin in the city of Los Angeles.

Critics have dubbed the books “poetic,” “literary,” and “hauntingly atmospheric,” which is flattering enough for her to put it in a bio, but embarrassing enough for her not to tell her husband, or he might think she’s some sort of braggart who’s too good to give the toilets a once-over every couple of weeks or chop a cord of wood.

If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

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Beneath the Scars by Melanie Moreland
Publication date: October 14th 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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The sound of the ocean, the crash of the waves as they kick up against the sand and rocks—these are the only sounds Megan Greene wants to hear. She wants to leave the rest of the world behind, and find some peace.

The offer of a private house on the beach, set in a small town in Maine, is perfect. Time to think—to be by herself. It’s all she wants. It’s the escape she needs.

Until she stumbles across the painting that seems to echo her own chaotic mindset.

Until she meets the unfriendly artist behind the stormy painting and discovers his secrets.

All Zachary Adams wants is to be left alone. His canvases, and the unending scope of the ocean and sand, are his life. They direct him—fill his hours. Bring him focus.

Until she enters his life.

She dredges up memories of the past—the haunting images he has hidden for years; the fears he has never shared.

A story he keeps buried below the surface.

Can she make him see what he is missing? Can he trust her enough to believe?

Together they embark on a journey where their pasts collide and threaten to tear them apart.

Will their fragile bond hold or wash away with the ebbing tide?

 

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* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

 ~~ 4.5 “Damaged” Stars ~~

Beneath the Scars is the first book I have read by this author, and I can say it won’t be my last.  I truly enjoyed this book.  It had my emotions all over the place.  One minute I was smiling and gushingly happy and then the next I was pissed and ready to throw my kindle, or I was crying my eyes out.  But I love when a book can do that to me.  I thought the author’s writing was great, she knew how to suck me into the story and make me feel like I was a part of these characters lives.  My only real complaint was that I thought the writing was jumpy at times.  There were aspects of the story (Megan’s past with Jared) that I thought should’ve been expanded on.  What I mean with that is that I thought we would get to read about her telling Zachary about that part of her past and that didn’t happen.  All of a sudden we are reading and Zachary knew about her past and everything that Jared did to her.  I guess it just felt like chunks of time or storyline were missing.  With that said…..I still thoroughly enjoyed this book!!!!

This story is a modern day version of Beauty and the Beast.  Yes we have seen that done before but I still thought this book/story felt original to me.  Maybe it was because of Zachary’s backstory and Megan’s past.  Both situations were unique to me.  I will say that I think Zachary was probably the most broken character I have ever read about.  What happened to him in the past was just horrific and I completely understood why he had trust issues.

“I was damaged goods.  I had nothing to offer the sweet woman who somehow stirred emotions in me, which I didn’t understand.”….Zachary

Zachary truly believed he didn’t deserve love or that he even knew what love was.  He had horrible parents, who never showed him the love he deserved as a child.  They only used him for his acting ability and good looks.  Once his looks were taken away, his parents wanted nothing to do with him, but the damage was already done.  Zachary was also a very bitter man.  He really wasn’t likable in the beginning of the story, but he totally grew on me as the story unfolded.  I was so happy to see him grow into the man he was meant to be.

“We all have scars.  The only difference is some of them are easier to see.  Yours are visible and appear painful.  I know.  They hurt you physically and emotionally.  They hurt me to look at because I know they cause you pain, but they don’t make you less in my eyes.”…..Megan

That quote totally sums up Megan to me.  She was a loving and caring woman who was willing to see past Zachary’s scars and pain, and see him for the man he truly was on the inside.  She accepted him right from the start, from the first time they saw each other.  She faced a lot of hurdles with Zachary, but I loved that she was never willing to give up on him, not even when things went horribly wrong and they were separated.  She was still willing to forgive him, knowing what he went through in his past made it difficult for him to believe in the good stuff.  To me Megan was what every person should be like in the really world…..not focusing on the scars and out appearances, but digging deep and finding what is on the inside of the person.  She truly believed you can’t judge a book by its cover!!!!

I liked all the secondary characters that we met in this story.  They all played an important role in the lives of Zachary and Megan.  I truly loved Dixie and Elliott (They were Zachary and Megan’s dogs) for some reason every time I read about them I couldn’t help but smile.

I would recommend this book to everyone.  I thought it as a sweet love story with a great underlying message.  I will warn you that it is kind of an insta-love type story, so if you don’t like those then this might not be the book for you.  To me it didn’t bother me to much.  I didn’t think it was to over the top.

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Melanie Moreland lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her husband and fur children. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.

Known as the quiet one with the big laugh, Melanie works for the sporting teams of a local university. Her (box) office job, while demanding, is rewarding as she cheers on her team to victory.

While seriously addicted to coffee, and somewhat challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties and socialize, and also enjoys travelling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip.

Melanie delights in writing a good romance story with some bumps along the way, but is a true believer in happily ever after. When her head isn’t buried in a book, it is bent over a keyboard, furiously typing away as her characters dictate their creative storylines, to her even more inspired tales, for all to enjoy.

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The first three books in J.L. Berg’s THE READY SERIES are now available in one boxset of awesome!

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Years after suffering the tragic loss of her husband, Ethan, which left her alone to raise their young daughter, Clare Murray still holds the last letter he wrote with the words “When You’re Ready” written in his familiar messy handwriting, unable to break its weathered seal. Ready for what? He was her entire world, and Clare had accepted a life without him, without love. Until years later, fate brings her to an emergency room, and face to face with a stormy-eyed doctor intent on changing her mind.

Son of a billionaire, Logan Matthews has spent his life trying to make his absentee father proud. Without a family to depend on, all he’s ever wanted is a place to call home. After a failed marriage, Logan believes he’s unworthy of love…until he meets a woman who awakens his spirit and transforms his entire life in an instant.

But how far are Clare and Logan willing to go for love? Can his love mend the pieces of her grieving heart?

When their love is tested, is Clare ready to put her whole heart on the line again? Can Logan learn the true meaning of love, even if it means sacrificing his own happiness? When a second chance at love is given, Clare and Logan learn you are never truly ready until you’re ready to risk it all.

About NEVER BEEN READY

Leah Morgan was done with men. After barely surviving a horrendous childhood, and a boyfriend who bailed when things got rough, Leah had given up on love. Then she met him, Hollywood’s new golden boy who suddenly had eyes only for her. She tried to convince herself that one night couldn’t hurt, but after six months, the memories of his mesmerizing gaze and searing touch still invaded her every thought.

Declan James had just one rule when it came to women. Keep it simple, and never linger. That all changed the moment he met Leah. Even across a crowded bar, he could tell she was different. Sweet, with just the right amount of sass, she made him break his golden rule and now he couldn’t walk away.

When casual becomes anything but, and emotions run deep, will Leah and Declan fight their fears, or let old insecurities tear them apart? When Declan’s past comes roaring back in a way neither of them could have expected, will they stand united or be torn apart by the challenges that lie ahead?

It was only supposed to be one night, but only forever will do.

About READY FOR YOU

A second chance at first love.

Eight years ago, Garrett Finnegan’s world shattered the day Mia vanished from his life. He’s been struggling to pick up the pieces ever since. Haunted by memories and ghosts of the past, he chooses a solitary existence rather than risk his heart again.

Mia Emerson has made one wrong decision after another but none worse than walking away from the boy who stole her heart so long ago. When her new life is turned upside down, she finds herself returning to her roots and the hometown she left behind. Maybe now she can find a way to heal from the devastating mistakes of her past.

When a chance encounter brings these former lovers together, passion reignites in a way neither is prepared for. Can Garrett move beyond his anger and find a way to forgive? Will Mia’s insecurities and fears cause her to once again flee the life she’s destined to live?

Garrett and Mia will soon discover that they must journey into the past to find their way home.

The third novel in the Ready series. Each novel can be read as a standalone.

 

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J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready Series. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she’s not writing, you will find her with her nose stuck in a romance novel, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.

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The Fine Art of Pretending

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According to the guys at Fairfield Academy, there are two types of girls: the kind you hook up with, and the kind you’re friends with. Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Reed is the second type. And she hates it. With just one year left to change her rank, she devises a plan to become the first type by homecoming, and she sets her sights on the perfect date—Justin Carter, Fairfield Academy’s biggest hottie and most notorious player.

With 57 days until the dance, Aly launches Operation Sex Appeal and sheds her tomboy image. The only thing left is for Justin actually to notice her. Enter best friend Brandon Taylor, the school’s second biggest hottie, and now Aly’s pretend boyfriend. With his help, elevating from “funny friend” to “tempting vixen” is only a matter of time.

But when everything goes according to plan, the inevitable “break up” leaves their friendship in shambles, and Aly and Brandon with feelings they can’t explain. And the fake couple discovers pretending can sometimes cost you the one thing you never expected to want.

 

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An exhale of breath leaves Brandon’s lips, almost like a laugh, and he scoots closer to me on the blanket. I twist my legs under myself, sitting tall as I face him. He cups my chin and tilts it toward him, drowning me in the now dark-green depths of his eyes, the cologne I gave him for his birthday filling my head. It’s woodsy and yummy and I always loved how it smelled on the store testers, but on Brandon, it’s even sexier. My eyes flutter closed, and I inhale again, this time slowly. Goose bumps prickle my arms, and my head gets fuzzy.

Brandon slides his hand down the column of my neck and brings the other up, threading his fingers through the hair at my nape. His breath fans across my cheek, and everything south of my bellybutton squeezes tight.

When his mouth first meets mine, it’s hesitant, questioning. But as I move my lips with his, he quickly grows bolder, coaxing them apart.

Desire, pure and raw, electrifies my veins as his tongue sweeps my mouth. A whimpering sound springs from my chest, and instinctively, I wrap my arms around his neck, tugging him closer. Needing more. My teeth graze his full bottom lip, and I pull it, sucking on it gently.

He moans and knots his fingers in my hair, and a thrill dances down my back.

Brandon is an amazing kisser, just as I knew he would be. I have no control over my body’s reactions. I lose myself in his lips, his tongue, and his strong arms, forgetting time and space and even my surroundings—until Gabi’s snicker brings reality crashing around us, reminding me we have an audience.

And that I’m kissing Brandon.

We break apart, out of breath, and stare into each other’s eyes.

That was unexpected.

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*Review copy received from the author for an honest review*

5 “on your word” Stars!!

Rachel Harris and her awesome, sweet, and innocent love stories get me every damn time!! I know the Book Bitches are known for our reviews of mostly smut, but I am also a sucker for those first love romances where it takes you back to those high school years, and those struggles. And this one definitely will take you back. Whether you were one of the “cool” kids, or one of those that didn’t need to be with the “cool” kids, you still can’t help but remember those times. Good or bad!

“Getting attention, being noticed—I thought it would be fun. This is decidedly not.”

In this story Aly is not what they call a “casual.” And this is a good thing, but Aly doesn’t agree. And her best friend Brandon is part of the click that she so wants to be a part of. But let me tell you that the “click” is not all it looks to be.  This story is about A LOT of growing up, and figuring out that not being a “casual” is actually much cooler 🙂

“It’s Operation Sex Appeal,” I clarify. “Hot to Trot makes me sound like a race horse.”

“Operation sex appeal” Is what Aly calls her makeover and it actually made me smile, because not only did Aly learn a lot about herself, but so did almost every other character in this story. Teenage girls, and boys, could learn a lot from this story. Hell, I wish I could have read it back in high school. Lol!! And, yeah, I know every relationship doesn’t work out so perfect in the end for every teenager, but who wants to read that the guy and girl don’t get their happily ever after?!?!

“I just kissed Brandon. And I liked it. A lot.”

I enjoyed all the characters in this story. Even the evil Lauren, who eventually gets her payback 🙂 Aly’s friends, Gabi and Kara, are awesome, funny, and so supportive. I just loved them! They are exactly what girlfriends are supposed to be.  And Brandon…Brandon made me want to squeeze his cheeks and hug him!! Yep, that’s it, because he is way too young for anything else 😉 He is truly a confused (even if he doesn’t know it) teenage guy with an amazing heart, who also was just finding his way 🙂

“As of this moment , Operation Sex Appeal is officially called on account of stupidity.”

This story will make you smile, laugh, be sad (but not much sad, thank goodness), and get angry, at times. It truly is a sweet, sweet, sweet young adult love story about two stubborn best friends finding out there is possibly more to their friendship than just being friends. And I HIGHLY recommend it 🙂

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Award-winning and Bestselling author Rachel Harris writes humorous love stories about sassy girls next door and the hot guys that make them swoon. Emotion, vibrant settings, and strong relationships are a staple in each of her books…and kissing. Lots of kissing.

An admitted Diet Mountain Dew addict and homeschool mom, she gets through each day by laughing at herself, hugging her kids, and watching way too much Food Network with her husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult romance, and LOVES talking with readers.

 

 

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Inevitable Detour by S.R. Grey
(Inevitability #1)
Publication date: September 7th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

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The day my life took an inevitable detour things got a little crazy.

My name is Essalin Brant, but everyone calls me Essa. I attend a small college in a tiny town, and in my twenty-two years of life I’ve never even traveled outside the state of Pennsylvania. You could say my life is pretty boring. I live by the rules. I’m a good girl and nothing exciting ever happens.

But that’s all about to change.

Enter Farren Shaw. Not only is he older and intimidating, but he’s more sure of himself than any 29-year-old man has a right to be. Did I mention that he’s drop-dead gorgeous? Well, he is. He also happens to be my best friend Haven’s brother. And I would be content with just fantasizing about Farren from afar, but when Haven suddenly goes missing, her gorgeous brother is the only one who believes me when I say she was abducted, even though all signs seem to suggest Haven left town willingly.

I know better, though. As does Farren. So when he asks me to accompany him to search for his sister, I accept.

That’s when the real adventure begins.

Our quest to find Haven takes us across the country. And throughout the time we spend together, I find myself falling for Farren . . . falling hard. He’s everything I’ve ever wanted. But is he really someone I should fear?

Because aside from making me feel things I’ve never felt before, Farren is hiding something. Something big. What could this stunning man be keeping from me? And why? Is Haven’s disappearance somehow connected to his mysterious job?

All I know is that things are about to get real.

Welcome to the Inevitable Detour that has become my life.

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* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

 

~~ 4 “Suspense Filled” Stars ~~

 

Talk about a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat and begging for the next book to come out soon!!  Inevitable Detour is just that kind of book.

 

This is the third book by this author that I have read and I think her books just keep getting better.  This book was filled with drama, suspense, mystery, twists and turns you won’t see coming and of course a really sweet love story.  Even though I really enjoyed this book and reading about Essa and Farren’s love story, I kind of thought that it over shadowed the true storyline of the book and that was the kidnapping of Essa’s friend Haven.  I  thought that was resolved a little too quick.  Even with that said I truly enjoyed this story.  I thought the character and storyline were developed well and the flow and pace of the story were great!!  I thought the author did a great job of only giving us the information that was pertinent to the story and not load us down with too much extra stuff that tends to slow the story down.  As a warning for those who don’t like cliffhangers…this is not a standalone and does end with a cliffhanger.  It is story based one, not relationship based.   Essentially the author sets up the start of the next book in the epilogue.  This isn’t one that will have you throwing your kindle but you will definitely want the next book quick!!

 

I thought Essa and Farren were really great characters.  Essa was a girl who was in her third year of college following what her parents wanted her to do.  I loved watching Essa become her own person in this book.  She really decided to do what she wanted to do and stood up to her parents.   We also find out that something happens to her in her freshman year, which could’ve broken her, but with the help of her BFF Haven, she overcame it and it didn’t slow her down.  What I loved most about these characters were they weren’t the typical NA characters we see in most books these days.  Yes things happened to both Farren and Essa, but they didn’t let them break them completely.  Essa was still a strong girl, who knew what she wanted and Farren wasn’t the typical 20 something who turned to booze and girls to forget his troubles.  Now I am not saying that Farren hasn’t done some things he’s not proud of in his past, but there were reasons for those.

 

I can’t really talk about the storyline too much because anything that is talked about would be a spoiler for the story.  This story starts out where we meet Essa and Haven (Essa’s Bff/roommate and Farren’s Sister).  Haven was hurt by an ex boyfriend, so they venture out to have a good time and meet some boys.  What happens here is what makes up the rest of the book.  Haven is taken and Essa has to turn to Haven’s brother Farren to help get her back.  This book kind of reminded me a little of the movie Taken.  Farren and Essa go on a road trip to track Haven down.  There are then a bunch of twists and turns to this story that I never saw coming.  You really need to read this story to find out what happens and will Haven be rescued???

 

My only complaint would be that I wish we would’ve gotten some of Farren’s POV during the story.  There were scenes that happened that I would’ve liked to know what he was thinking.  I am really hoping that in the next book we get some of his POV.  I also hope that certain things that were kind of hinted to in this book are expanded on in book 2.

 

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a sweet love story that also has some great spice and twists and turns.  If you are also a fan of S.R. Grey, then you don’t want to miss this book!!!

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S.R. Grey is an Amazon and Barnes & Noble Top 100 Bestselling author. She is the author of the popular New Adult novels I Stand Before You (Judge Me Not #1) and Never Doubt Me (Judge Me Not #2). Her newest novel, Inevitable Detour (Inevitability #1), is a wild ride combining the New Adult genre with elements of Romantic Suspense. She is also the author of the Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy. Ms. Grey’s novels have appeared on Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists in multiple categories, including Amazon Top 30 and Barnes & Noble Top 5.

New novels slated for 2015 release dates are Just Let Me Love You (Judge Me Not #3), Inevitable Circumstances (Inevitability #2), and a New Adult novel to be revealed in the future.

Ms. Grey resides in Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, as well as an MBA. Her background is in business, but her true passion lies in writing. When not writing, Ms. Grey can be found reading, traveling, running, or cheering for her hometown sports teams.

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“You played me,” he said, but he didn’t sound mad. He sounded impressed.

“It worked,” I said, pride suffusing my tone. “But the scrapes are real.”

“Yeah, I feel terrible. Shall I go hunt down a Band-Aid for you now? Oh wait. You carry them with you. You’re always prepared.”

“You never know when you might have to take a fall to be first,” I said, and rooted around in the front pocket of my backpack for a Band-Aid. I found one, peeled off the wrapping and started to press it onto my palm.

“Let me help,” he said in a soft voice, laying the ends of the Band-Aid onto my skin. He stepped closer, his body now officially in the zone of supreme nearness–the zone that would allow for hands to explore chests, and arms to be wrapped around necks, and lips to lock again. I held my breath. My hands tingled under his touch. “This is the part in the script where the reformed bad boy touches the heroine for the second time,” he whispered.

I wanted to close my eyes and linger in the moment. But I had to be stoic. I couldn’t say what I wanted to say. That this was the moment when the heroine’s skin raced from the barest touch. So I lied. “This is the part where the heroine doesn’t even notice.”

He raised an eyebrow. He held my gaze. I didn’t look away in enough time. My breath caught, and my lips were parted. “Hi,” he whispered in a voice that was getting under my skin.

“Hi,” I said against my better judgment, against my brain.

“Are we still on for the movie tomorrow?”

“You’re just asking me out because I’m the competition, right? Keep your friends close and your enemies closer?”

“I’m asking because I want to go out with you. Not because you’re the enemy.”

I scoffed. “At least you admitted I’m the enemy. That’s why you’re asking me.”

He raised his hand, reaching gently for a strand of my hair. My feet felt wobbly with him so near to me. The earth was suddenly operating at a bizarre angle. I pressed my palm against the brick wall behind me to steady myself as he ran a finger along my hair. So softly. “I swear,” he whispered, pinning me with his gaze. “I truly want to see the movie with you. Say you’re still going with me.”

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WARNING: The hero in this book is not an asshole. He is hot, charming, smart, funny, ripped, gorgeous, respectful and completely panty-melting. Please proceed.

A sexy and swoony new adult romance…

Celebrity photographer and college senior Jess Leighton desperately needs to crash the wedding of the year. Snapping just one pic of the A-list Hollywood couple tying the knot will pay her way through grad school. But with security tighter than the bride-to-be’s corset, she’ll need more than her camera and smarts, she’ll need help from her biggest rival–hot, British, motorcycle-riding William Harrigan, whose sexy accent can melt the panties off any woman. He’s the last person Jess should trust, but he’s her only ticket in.

William Harrigan wants one thing – to stay in L.A. past college graduation. With a student visa set to expire, the clock is ticking. When he lands a gig that pairs him with the beautiful blond spitfire Jess, he’s scored his best shot at living out the American dream. Winning her trust would be a whole lot easier, however, if he didn’t have ulterior motives…

But there’s no faking the intense attraction between them. Try as they might to resist each other, soon sparks are flying, as they devise a plan to sneak into the ceremony. But when Jess’ new celebrity client raises the stakes, she starts to smell blackmail, and soon she and Will are chasing down cheating directors, staking out clandestine trysts, and making fake IDs, all while sneaking scene-stealing kisses and hot nights together.

The audience loves a happy ending, but in a town where everyone’s acting and no one’s playing by the rules, can Jess and William find their own ever after in time?

**Stars in Their Eyes is the start of the sexy, swoony and scandalous new adult series Wrapped Up in Love, which is a spin-off of the NYT and USA Today Bestselling Caught Up in Love series. You don’t need to have read Caught Up in Love to follow this new series, but you’ll likely enjoy those books!**

 

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Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

 

 

 

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Stars in Their Eyes Teaser 1

synopsis
What do you do when the person you love most in the world breaks your heart… twice? Grant’s solution is avoiding relationships. Four years since the last time he saw Rachelle, his heart still can’t take another break.

“You’re not marriage material.” From the time he’d first heard those words spoken by the woman he loved, Grant Carpenter believed them.

When a woman he’s known for years shows an interest in him, he starts to question Rachelle’s words about marriage material, wondering if he might need a second opinion. Someone in the present, someone who has always been in the periphery but who he never gave a second glance, starts to take over his every thought.

Grant is armed with plenty of reasons to ignore what he’s feeling, but someone who should remain off-limits is suddenly overshadowing his obsession with his past. She’s making him want a future that he thought he’d written off, but he isn’t sure that she wants a future with him.

Ultimately, he has to decide what to do when the past makes her way back into his present.

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Lisa Suzanne started handwriting her books on yellow legal pads after she took a creative writing class in high school. She still has those legal pads full of stories, but now one of them is published under the title How He Really Feels. She currently works as a full time high school English teacher, and her favorite part of the year is summer. She has been blessed with the world’s best dog, a supportive family, and a husband who encouraged her to publish after reading one of her novels. She likes the advice of Ernest Hemingway’s famous quote, “Write drunk. Edit sober.”

 

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Other BOOKS by this author!

HOW HE REALLY FEELS (HE FEELS, BOOK 1):Amazon

 

WHAT HE REALLY FEELS (HE FEELS, BOOK 2):Amazon

 

SINCE HE REALLY FEELS (HE FEELS, BOOK 3):Amazon

 

SEPARATION ANXIETY:Amazon

 

SIDE EFFECTS:Amazon

 

WHAT TO READ AFTER FSOG GEMSTONE COLLECTION PART THREE:Amazon

 

NIGHTTIDES ANTHOLOGY:Amazon

 

EYE CANDY BOOKSTORE TRICK-OR-TREAT ANTHOLOGY (pre-order):Amazon

Book Title: OWNED BY FATE

Author: Tessa Bailey

Release Date: September 29th, 2014

Genre: Contemporary Romance (HOT)

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Her mind rejects his world. But her body knows its master.

Journalist Caroline Preston arrives at Serve, New York City’s hottest BDSM club, with one goal—to hate it. If her brother wasn’t trying to turn the family’s respectable financial magazine into a publication that features “lifestyle” pieces for the wealthy and adventurous, she wouldn’t even be there, trying to write an article about a world she doesn’t understand.

But then she sees him.

Jonah Briggs doesn’t leave his post for just anyone. As the owner of the club, his sole purpose is to ensure that his clientele get everything they need, but when he sees Caroline, his only thought is what he wants—to dominate the sexy little reporter and give the most exquisite pleasure she’s ever experienced.

Caroline has no intention of entering that particular lion’s den—not with her family’s reputation at stake—no matter how dark, sexy, and complex the lion in question may be. But with every encounter, she craves more, and with every slide of his lips, she realizes Jonah might just be the man to break down all her defenses…if she’ll let him.

 

review

*Review copy received for an honest review*

4 “dumpling” stars

A dom and a journalist?!? Hmmm…are you as nervous as I was, starting this story?

“She’d only set foot in the place for one express purpose. To hate it.”

I wasn’t sure what to think before going in to this story. With the BDSM stories, I can be quite picky and was a tad nervous when I agreed to read this one. And I will honestly say that in the beginning, I was still nervous. I was extremely unsure about the immediate instant attraction and the 180 in Caroline’s thoughts on BDSM. BUT, and here’s the huge but, I was not disappointed!! Actually I found myself cheering them on and rooting for them 🙂

“I think you like it. I think it makes you wet, knowing I’d move mountains to get a chance between your thighs.”

In my opinion, the story really picked up at around the 50% mark. Not to say that it wasn’t extremely HOT up until this point. But, I still need a little bit more to my stories than just sex…even if said sex is written quite well. But, anyways, the meat of the story really took off at the 50% point and I was pulled in even more to the story. Towards the end, I really felt myself hurting for Caroline and Jonah. Caroline truly was stuck in a tight spot. Jonah’s lifestyle definitely isn’t an easy one to just jump right into without consequences…or what she considered consequences.

“Who you are…what you do…you’re not healthy for me.”

I really found myself loving Jonah’s character! Dom on the outside, and a compassionate and sensitive man on the inside…what’s not to enjoy!! His character made the story for me. I still enjoyed Caroline and her struggles, but at times found myself irritated with her and her insecurities. I just wanted her to live for herself and not others.

This is a quick and well written read. It flowed well for me and can easily be a one sitting read. If you are in to BDSM books that are not overdone, this one will definitely work for you. The story had a great mixture of things to keep me enjoying it throughout 🙂 Happy Reading!!

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Thank you for your interest in my books! I’m Tessa and I live in the crazy, loud, overcrowded borough of Brooklyn, New York. I love it here. This city is a constant source of inspiration, which is why I’ve decided to set my most recent books in the Line of Duty Series here.

I moved to New York when I was eighteen, the day after I graduated high school. Threw my suitcase in the back of a Chevrolet Cavalier and drove across the country to find my adventure. I’m still finding it, little by little.

​Thank you for being a part of it.

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** A lot of NEW Pre-Orders were added to the list for November and December, we also added some Pre-orders for 2015 already !!!! **

 

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OCTOBER ::

Until the End (Sea Breeze) By Abbi Glines (Releases 10/14/14)

Regretfully (Sinfully Series) By Leighton Riley (Releases 10/16/14)

Wild Addiction (Wild, #2) By Emma Hart (Releases 10/20/14)

Beta (ALPHA) By Jasinda Wilder (Releases 10/21/14)

Dirty Little Tricks (Quick and Dirty Book 2) By Clare James (Releases 10/27/14)

RELLIK  By Teresa Mummert   (Releases 10/28/14)

Cherish (Covet, #1.5) By Tracey Garvis Graves (Releases 10/28/14)

 

NOVEMBER ::

Fighting the Fall (The Fighting Series Book 4) By J.B. Salsbury (Releases 11/4/14)

Dirty Rowdy Thing (Wild Seasons Book 2) By Christina Lauren (Releases 11/4/14)

Filthy Beautiful Lust (Filthy Beautiful Lies Book 3) By Kendall Ryan (Releases 11/10/14)

After the Rain: A Novel By Renee Carlino (Releases 11/11/14)

Love, in Spanish: (A Love, in English sequel) By Karina Halle (Releases 11/11/14)

The Prelude of Ella and Micha (The Secret, #0.5) By Jessica Sorensen (Releases 11/11/14)

Rock My Body (Black Falcon, #4) By Michelle A. Valentine (Releases 11/11/14)

Ella and Micha: Infinitely and Always (The Secret Book 5) By Jessica Sorensen (Releases 11/18/14)

Captivated By You (Crossfire Book 4) By Sylvia Day (Releases 11/18/14)

I Belong to You (Inside Out Book 5) By Lisa Renee Jones (Releases 11/18/14)

The King: The Original Sinners Book 6 By Tiffany Reisz (Releases 11/25/14)

 

DECEMBER ::

Contradictions (A Woodfalls Girls Novel) By Tiffany King (Releases 12/2/14)

Mai Tai’d Up (Cocktail Book 4) By ALice Clayton (Releases 12/2/14)

Ready or Not (The Ready Series Book 4) By J.L. Berg (Releases 12/2/14)

You Were Mine: A Rosemary Beach Novel (The Rosemary Beach Book 8) By Abbi Glines (Releases 12/2/14)

Breaking the Rules (Pushing the Limits) By Katie McGarry (Releases 12/8/14)

Free Me (The Found Duet Book 1) By Laurelin Paige (Releases 12/9/14)

Ripped (The REAL series Book 5) By Katy Evans (Releases 12/9/14)

Kiro’s Emily: A Rosemary Beach Novella By Abbi Glines (Releases 12/15/14)

Unbeautiful (Coincidence) By Jessica Sorensen (Releases 12/23/14)

 

JANUARY 2015 ::

Falling Away: The Fall Away Series By Penelope Douglas (Releases 1/6/15)

The Prince: A Gabriel’s Inferno/Florentine Series Novella (Gabriel/Florentine) By Sylvian Reynard (Releases 1/20/15)

 

FEBRUARY 2015 ::

The Raven (Florentine series) By Sylvian Reynard (Releases 2/3/15)

 

MARCH 2015 ::

Becoming Rain By K.A. Tucker (Releases 3/3/15)

Deep (Stage Dive Series Book 4) By Kylie Scott (Releases 3/10/15)

Confess: A Novel By Colleen Hoover (Releases 3/10/15)