Monday, April 11, 2016

Virtual Tour w/Giveaway: Getting Wound Up by Jennifer Bernard & Erin Nicholas


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GETTING WOUND UP
A Sapphire Falls/Love Between the Bases Crossover Novel
Jennifer Bernard & Erin Nicholas
Releasing April 12th, 2016
(Previously Released in Three Parts)
EN Fiction, Inc.


Caitlyn Murray has never let on that she's had fantasies about her brother's friend Eli Anderson for years. She'd do anything for the sexy baseball player who walked away from stardom to stay in Sapphire Falls and take care of his family. But she and Eli are friends. Just friends.

So when her brother hatches a plan to get Eli to the pro baseball try-out for the Kilby Catfish and another chance at his dream, Caitlyn is all in. After all, what's a little kidnapping among friends?

A spot on the pitcher's mound for the Catfish isn't the only tempting thing about the spontaneous road trip. Eli already knows that Caitlyn is as sweet as the candies she makes for the Sapphire Falls bakery, but alone with her overnight in the tiny motel room in Kansas, it's impossible to resist the urge to take a little taste.

But when that taste leads to falling for the girl next door just as his front door is moving hundreds of miles away, can Eli really have it all? Or do they have too many strikes against them?

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5 Stars

Wow where do I start, Getting Wound Up was a fantastic read! I loved the chemisty & the banter between Eli & Caitlyn. Caitlyn has always loved Eli from afar & when she got her chance to be with him she did. I loved the small town atomsphere Sapphire Falls Nebraska, I loved how Eli's father, his friends Ty & Bryan along with Caitlyn conspire to get Eli to the open tryout camp by kidnapping him, after he gave the dream up after his father had a stroke. Eli & Caitlyn were such a great match, they gave up their dreams when their family needed them the most. If you are looking for an enjoyable fun read I truly recommend Getting Wound Up.  Thank you to Tasty Book Tours for giving me the opportunity to read & review Getting Wound Up!





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Jennifer Bernard is a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to … well, any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She’s no stranger to book success, as she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name not to be mentioned at family gatherings.




Erin Nicholas is the author of sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes in her books, and family and friends who say they’re shocked by the sex scenes in her books (yeah, right!).

Virtual Tour & Review w/ Giveaway: Truly, Madly, Sweetly by Kira Archer


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TRULY, MADLY, SWEETLY
Sweet Love #1
Kira Archer
Releasing April 4th, 2016
Entangled: Lovestruck


An inherited parking spot. That’s all it took to make Natalie Moran’s food truck dreams come true. But her dream space is attached to a bakery inherited by someone else—drop dead gorgeous Eric Schneider, a financial consultant who wouldn’t know a cupcake from a cannoli. And he wants to buy Nat out, no matter what she has to say about it.

Eric’s determined to build his own business, but he needs the super cute klutz with the cupcake truck to help. If Nat will teach him the basics of running a bakery, he’ll give her free kitchen time. Except…neither expects the heat burning between them or the possibility that their arrangement might become permanent.

When it all blows up, Nat is convinced his actions mean betrayal. It’s up to Eric to regain her trust and show her he’s a man who is truly, madly in love with her, before she disappears from his life forever.

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Nat leaned back against the counter, her arms folded, a smile already on her face. “Five…four…three…two…one…”
“Natalie!”
She broke into a full-toothed grin and poked her head out of the kitchen. Eric was standing, holding the pint of gelato away from him like it was a snake about to strike. A large blob of the stuff lay on the floor at his feet with more of it dribbling down his chin.
“Yes, Eric?”
He looked at her, his mouth hanging open. “What the hell did you do?”
She blinked innocently. “Oh nothing. I just thought you should have something extra special to celebrate with so I went to that garlic bistro and picked up a pint. I paid a bit more to have a little extra flavor mixed in. It was a little more expensive, of course, but nothing is too good for you,” she said, batting her eyelashes at him.
He wiped a hand across his mouth. “And exactly what flavor is this?”
“Garlic and anchovy.”
“What?” he shrieked.
Nat grinned wider. “Payback’s a bitch, baby.”
“Oh, you are so going to pay!” Eric dropped the ice cream and lunged for her.
Nat shrieked and ran laughing into the kitchen but Eric was hot on her heels. There really wasn’t anywhere to run. He had her pinned against the sink in under ten seconds. He scooped a bit of the ice cream off his shirt.
“If I had to eat it, you do, too,” he said, trying to get the stuff in her mouth.
She shrieked again and tried to dodge his hands, though it was hard to keep her mouth closed when she was laughing so hard she could barely breathe. He managed to get a little in and she immediately spit it back out.
“Oh my God,” she laughed, “that is truly foul.”
“Ha! Serves you right, defiling my gelato like that.”
“It’s better than putting vegetable oil in my glass cleaning solution! That was just mean. I still can’t get the streaks off that mirror in the bathroom.”
Eric chuckled and held on tighter when she squirmed to get away. “Okay, okay. I call a truce.”

Nat stopped squirming. “You mean it?”
“I mean it. I’ll stop messing with everything around the kitchen, if you promise you will never, ever touch my gelato.”
She laughed and nodded. “Okay, fine, I agree.”
“Good,” Eric said. But he still didn’t let her go.
They were breathing hard from their mock battle and both of them suddenly realized they were molded together, from hip to chest, their arms locked around each other, their chests heaving in unison with every ragged breath they took.
Eric’s gaze met hers and he leaned in, slow enough that she could pull away if she wanted. She should. The smart thing to do would be to push him away. But since when did her body ever listen to what was smart when it came to Eric?


4 Stars
Truly, Madly. Sweetly was very nice sweet read, the kind you just want to wrap yourself in a blanket with a cup of flavored coffee to read, well that is what I did with most of it anyways. I just loved how they both admired each other from afar but neither one knew each other was doing that until one day Nat literally ran into Eric & his whole gelato cone went were no one expected. I loved the chemistry & the banter between Eric & Nat it was lighthearted & gave you a good laugh. But there was parts in the book that made me say "Grow some Eric" when it came to his parents. I truly recommend this book if you are looking for a nice relaxing read, but please do not read with an empty stomach. Thank you to Tasty Book Tours for giving me the opportunity to read & review Truly, Madly, Sweetly.


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Kira Archer resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kiddos, and far too many animals in the house. She tends to laugh at inappropriate moments, break all the rules she gives her kids (but only when they aren't looking), and would rather be reading a book than doing almost anything else. She has odd, eclectic tastes in just about everything and often lets her imagination run away with her. She loves her romances a little playful, a lot sexy, and always with a happily ever after.

Virtual Tour & Review w/Giveaway: Secret Child, Royal Scandal by Cat Schield


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SECRET CHILD, ROYAL SCANDAL
The Sherdana Royals #3
Cat Schield
Released April 1st, 2016
Harlequin Desire


The prince must produce an heir. Little does he know, he already has… 

Christian Alessandro lives life in the fast lane. But royal duty calls, and the bachelor prince must settle down and sire the future king of Sherdana. That's when a chance encounter with former flame Noelle Dubone yields a bombshell discovery: Christian's already a father! Marrying Noelle will make his boy the legitimate heir. It's a rocky reunion. The determined dressmaker refuses to fall in love—or in bed!—with Christian again, even as old, intense feelings return with a vengeance. But what the prince wants, the prince gets…

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Prince Christian Alessandro, third in line to the Sherdana throne, stood behind the current and future kings of Sherdana and glowered into the camera. No doubt he was ruining Nic and Brooke's fairy-tale wedding photos, but he didn't care. His last hope to remain a carefree bachelor for the rest of his life had been reduced to ashes the second his brother had gazed deep into his bride's starry eyes and pledged to love and honor her to the day he died.

Christian growled.

"Smiles everyone," the photographer cried, casting an anxious glance Christian's way. "This is our last photo of the complete wedding party. Let's make it count."

Despite his black mood, Christian shifted his features into less grim lines. He wasn't about to smile, but he could at least give his brother one decent photo. No matter how badly this marriage had disrupted his life, in the days to come he really would make an effort to be happy for Nic and Brooke. For today he'd simply don a mask.

"Let's set up over there." The photographer pointed to a small stone bridge that crossed a decorative creek.

The path beyond meandered toward the stables. Christian preferred his horsepower under the hood of a fast car, but he'd gladly take his twin nieces to visit their ponies just to get away. Bethany and Karina were old hands at being flower girls, this being their second royal wedding in four months, but being two-year-olds, they had a short attention span and were growing impatient with having to stand still for photos. Christian sympathized with them.

Since his accident five years earlier, he'd avoided cameras as much as possible. The burn scars that covered his right side—shoulder, neck and half of his cheek—had made him the least attractive Alessandro triplet. Not that it mattered much how he looked. His title, wealth and confirmed bachelor status made him a magnet for women.

Most women.

His gaze roamed over the multitude of assistants and palace staff required to keep the bridal party looking flawless and the photo shoot moving forward. Trailing the bride was a petite, slender woman with mink-brown hair and dual-toned brown eyes. Internationally renowned wedding dress designer Noelle Dubone had designed Brooke's dress as well as the one worn by Christian's sister-in-law, Princess Olivia Alessandro.

Born in Sherdana, Noelle had moved to Paris at twenty-two to follow her dream of becoming a fashion designer. She'd done moderately well until three years ago when she'd designed the wedding gown for the bride of Italian prince Paolo Gizzi. There'd been so much media coverage surrounding the nuptials that Noelle became an overnight success. Movie stars, European nobility and the very wealthy became eager for a Noelle Dubone original.


"Imagining your own wedding?" taunted a female voice from behind him.

Christian turned and shot his sister a sour look. Ariana was looking too smugly amused for Christian's taste.

"No." But the slim figure in blue-gray caught his eye again.

Noelle Dubone. The one woman in the world who'd come closest to taming the wildest Alessandro prince. He hadn't been worthy of her. She hadn't deserved to be treated badly by him. That he'd done it for her own good was what let him sleep at night.

"You should be," Ariana countered, looking stylish and carefree in a knee-length, full-skirted dress with puffy long sleeves. A fashion trendsetter, her wedding attire shimmered with gold embroidery and straddled the line between daring and demure with strategically placed sheer panels that showed off her delicate shoulders and hinted at more thigh than the formal occasion called for. "The future of the kingdom rests in your hands."

Christian grimaced. "Father's health has never been better and I don't see Gabriel dropping dead any time soon, so I suspect I will have time to choose a wife and get her pregnant."

Just the thought of it made him long for a drink. But as his mother had pointed out numerous times in the months since Nic had abdicated his responsibility to Sherdana by choosing to marry an American, Christian was no longer free to overindulge in liquor and women. The idea that he had to start walking the straight and narrow path after being the party prince all his life was daunting. He'd misstepped all his life. As youngest in the birth order, it was what he did.

Gabriel, as eldest, was the responsible one. The future king.

Nic, as middle son, was the forgotten one. He'd gone off to America in his early twenties to become a rocket scientist.

Christian was the indulged youngest son. His antics had provided the paparazzi tabloid fodder since he was fourteen and got caught with one of the maids.

At twenty he'd been raising hell in London. He'd thrown the best parties. Drank too much. Spent money like it was being printed by elves, and when his parents cut off his funds, he'd started buying and flipping failing businesses. He didn't care about success. He just wanted to have fun.

At twenty-five several of his less prudent actions had blown up in his face, leaving him scarred and his heart shredded.

Now at thirty he was expected to give up his freedom for the crown.



4 Stars

Let me start by saying I am a sucker for the secret baby storylines, & Secret Child, Royal Scandal did not disappoint. After seeing Noelle at his brother's wedding, Christian shows up at Noelle's door step uninvited & boy did he get the surprise & shock of his life a 4 year old little boy. He needs an heir for the crown since his oldest triplett brother married & woman who can't have any children & his other triplett brother married American. It is up to Christian to have the heir he must convince Noelle to marry him to legitimize his son. But will Noelle let her heart get broken by Christian a second time. There was sometimes I just wanted to wring Christian neck for not telling Noelle his true feelings for her 5 years ago, but I could see his reasonings but after reuniting with Noelle he had plenty of chance & still didn't tell her he could have saved them time. Instead of making Noelle think he only wanted to marry her to legitmize Marc...MEN!!! I really enjoyed this book, but would have had at least a epilogue to find out some things, I don't want to say what cause I don't want to give any spoilers away. If you a sucker for secret baby story line this one is for you.
Thank you to Tasty Book Tours for giving me the opportunity to read & review Secret Child, Royal Scandal



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Cat Schield lives in Minnesota with her daughter and 2 Burmese cats and a Doberman. Winner of the Romance Writers of America 2010 Golden Heart® for series contemporary romance, when she's not writing sexy, romantic stories for Harlequin Desire, she can be found sailing with friends on the St. Croix River or more exotic locales like the Caribbean and Europe. Contact her at www.catschield.net.


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Book Blast w/Giveaway: Girl Departs Three by Suzie T. Roos


Choices last a moment, consequences last a lifetime… Zach or Nigel? Nigel gives her his life now, but Zach can only offer her a dream of one day. So how does she choose, how can she choose which love is worth the fight? In Girl Departs Three, Part 1, the third book in Suzie T. Roos Spoken For Series, Tatum is stuck between an Italian and heartbreak and she tries to decide which man deserves her heart. If you enjoyed the emotional depth of Some Boys by Patty Blount, you’ll lose your heart to Girl Departs Three.

Join Suzie T. Roos and the Killion Group as we celebrate the release of Girl Departs Three, Part 1 with this 16 stop Book Blast from April 11th to 15th. Included in this book blast is exclusive content, guest posts from Suzie, a spotlight of the book, reviews, and a giveaway. One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive a Girl Spoken For SWAG Basket!



Title: Girl Departs Three, Part 1
Author: Suzie T. Roos
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 12th, 2016
Publisher: Indie Published
Print Length: 220 pages
Format: Paperback and Digital


Synopsis:
The choice was clear. Wasn’t it…?
Zach and his family made it impossible for Tatum to be his girlfriend. Nigel made it oh-so-easy for Tate to move on. But the shock of seeing Zach again, of finally meeting his mobster family, and even coming face to face with his fiancé, convinced Tatum more than ever that Nigel was the one for her.
Tatum knows Zach still dreams of one day sharing his life with her, but Nigel offers her his life now – no dreaming necessary. And while Zach spends a month entertaining the fiancé that has been forced upon him by his family, why shouldn’t Tatum take her relationship with Nigel to the next level?
When Nigel betrays Tatum her heart is broken. What once was clear becomes dark. She finds herself by Zach’s side yet again, needing him in a way she never imagined.
Zach or Nigel?
The decision isn’t easy because Tatum has learned the hard way—
Choices last a moment. Consequences last a lifetime.
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Excerpt:
We got out of the car and walked up to the house. Di was more than a friend to me, she was a sister. She understood me and supported like only a sister could. I loved her very much.
We walked into the front door. The moment the door closed behind Di, my mom yelled, “Tatum, come here. Right now.”
I turned back to Di and whispered, “And so it begins.”
Di stood frozen with bulging eyes. I whipped around and a hand smacked me across the face. I went flying into the coffee table.
“Oh my god, Tate.” Di dropped to the floor behind me.
I took my hand to my forehead and rubbed the dent where my head had collided with the table, then examined my fingertips for blood. They were clear.
“What the hell is this?” my mom yelled.
I turned back to her and she flashed the pee stick. How did she get that? I put that in my nightstand. Ugh, my cheek burned.
“Cindy, what the hell is going on?” Dad came running up from the basement. “What fell?”
Toni stood in the hallway crying. “Daddy, Mommy knocked Tatey down. Hewp her.”
Di grabbed under my armpits and pulled me upright.
My mom became Mr. Hyde. Her pupils were tiny and her eyebrows arched. “I found this pregnancy test in the bathroom trash. You’re pregnant?”
Dad turned the corner into the living room and noticed Di helping me to my feet and ran over to grab me. “What the hell, Cindy. Did you knock her down?”
My mom shoved the pregnancy stick in his face.
He took it. “Tate, is this yours?” He looked at me, his faced drained of blood.
“Dad, please listen. It is—” I sat down on the couch. My head hurt.
Dad shot a dirty look at my mom. “We can be pissed, but don’t you lay a hand on my daughter again.”
Di hid in the front corner by the door, whispering on her mobile. I couldn’t hear who she was talking to.
Poor Toni sat in the doorway crying.
“Tone, come here. I’m okay,” I waved for her to come to me.
She ran and sat next to me. I patted her back. Gizmo barked in the backyard and then ran through the doggie door flap. He joined Toni.

About Suzie T. Roos:

Suzie T. Roos is from, and has settled in, St. Louis with her husband, two children and a number of foster pets at any given time.
She and her husband have lived everywhere from Philadelphia, PA to out West in Santa Monica, Ca. They’re thankful they could expose their children to different American lifestyles and cultures.
Besides writing, Suzie’s hobbies include movies, traveling, and especially concert going her husband and friends.
She’s always been an animal lover and animal rights advocate. She is certified by FEMA in IS-00011.a Animal in Disasters: Community Planning. She’s also an active volunteer at the Humane Society of Missouri.
Connect with Suzie: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon

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