Monday, March 27, 2017

Book Blast w/Giveaway: It Started With A Kiss by Ella Quinn



It Started With a Kiss
by Ella Quinn
GENRE: Historical Romance

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Ella will be awarding an Autographed ARC of IT STARTED WITH A KISS (US Only) to 5 randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour. Please visit GoddessFish.com to follow the tour, remember the more you comment better your chances on winning.

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BLURB:

What is a young Worthington woman to do when the man of her dreams is not who she thinks he is?

This season, all eyes are on the Earl of Worthington’s spirited, beautiful sister, Lady Louisa Vivers. Many gentlemen are vying for her attention in and around the ton. Yet, Louisa longs for someone who can take her beyond the ballroom—a man who is worldly, adventurous, and passionate. She won’t settle for just any suitor. She wants her true soul mate—and she’ll know him when she sees him.

Is Gideon, the Duke of Rothwell, him? The moment he and Louisa meet, they share a powerful attraction. Rides at sunrise and waltzes at dusk follow. Finally, Gideon can no longer resist the urge to embrace her, and Louisa is sure he will ask for her hand. But Gideon believes he is in no position to marry. The Rothwell estate has gone bankrupt, a scandal simmers in its wake, and he has nothing left to offer. Now, he must decide if he will let pride stand in the way of true love—or if he will risk everything, and let the lady decide for herself…

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Excerpt Two:

Stanwood House, Mayfair

“Measles?” Lady Louisa Vivers exclaimed. “All three of them?”

Excited to tell someone about the gentleman she’d seen in the Park, she had gone directly to the parlor she shared with her friend and new sister, Lady Charlotte Carpenter.

Just before the Season began in earnest, Matt Worthington, Louisa’s brother, had married Lady Grace Carpenter. Grace had guardianship of her seven brothers and sisters. The marriage had given Louisa a total of ten brothers and sisters, including her own three sisters, not including Grace. Sometime this coming winter, the number of children would increase to twelve with the arrival of Matt and Grace’s first child. The girls were ecstatic to be aunts. Even the boys were excited.

However, as Louisa opened her mouth to speak, Charlotte told her of the doctor’s diagnosis. Obviously, that news took precedence over Louisa’s.

“Yes,” Charlotte replied. “Theo, Mary, and Philip. According to Cousin Jane and the information your mama left for Grace, the others, including Grace and Matt, have already had them.”

“Will that put off Grace and Matt’s trip to Worthington?” The addition of so many family members meant that not only Worthington House but the Worthington main estate as well must undergo extensive renovations in order to accommodate everyone. In fact, the only one of her brothers and sisters not residing at present in the Carpenter town home, Stanwood House, was Charlie, Earl of Stanwood, who was at Eton. Even Louisa’s mother and her new husband, Richard, Viscount Wolverton, would stay at Stanwood House for the rest of the Season while Worthington House was being renovated. Well, after they returned from their wedding trip to Richard’s estate in Kent, of course. Fortunately, the two houses were directly across Berkeley Square from each other.

“I think they must go,” Charlotte said. Sitting at the desk, she tapped the feather end of the quill against her cheek. “Renovations must be started in the schoolroom there if we are all going to reside at your family’s estate after the Season.”

Louisa and her sister were almost halfway through their first Season. This new development certainly complicated things.

Chewing her bottom lip, she began to mentally adjust her plans to account for the new development. “Hmm, I suppose we should write notes excusing ourselves from the entertainments we had planned to attend.” She glanced at the writing table. “What a bother. Why did the children have to choose now to fall ill?”

Charlotte let out a peal of laughter, lightening the mood. “That is almost exactly what Matt said.”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Bestselling author Ella Quinn’s studies and other jobs have always been on the serious side. Reading historical romances, especially Regencies, were her escape. Eventually her love of historical novels led her to start writing them. She has just finished her first series, The Marriage Game, and her new series, The Worthingtons, began in April 2016.

She is married to her wonderful husband of over thirty years. They have a son and two beautiful granddaughters, and a dog. After living in the South Pacific, Central America, North Africa, England and Europe, she and her husband decided to make their dreams come true and are now living on a sailboat cruising the Caribbean and North America. Europe is next!

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Review Tour w/Giveaway: Best Laid Plans by Robyn Kelly



Best Laid Plans Box Set
by Robyn Kelly
GENRE: Contemporary Romance

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Robyn Kelly will be awarding $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Please visit GoddessFish.com to follow the tour, remember the more you comment better your chances on winning.

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BLURB:

Jillian Whitkins is an event planner who is ready to throw in the towel. She is managing a birthday party with a 50 Shades of Grey theme—and it’s turning into a disaster! The birthday girl is drunk, the guests are harassing her staff, and she is about to offend a real-life Christian Grey.

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Excerpt:

“You should invite me in.”

When did he become so formal? “Are you a vampire?” Isn’t that what Minerva called him—an emotional vampire? “You can’t cross a threshold without an invitation?”

“What was it you said earlier? ‘If I open this door, we are really going to do this.’ I need you to decide. Either invite me in or say good-night. It’s your choice, Jillian.”

Part of me wishes he would just come in and kiss me senseless and then ravish me. That’s not his style tonight. Still, I need to know a little more. “If I invite you in, what will happen?”

He raises his eyebrows and laughs, almost like a villain in an old James Bond film. “You want me to sell you on the idea of inviting me in?” 

His lips curl into a sensual smile as he crosses his arms and leans against the doorframe. The pose suits him—he looks like an ad for sex. “What I want to do is explore. I want to explore your body, I want to explore what turns you on, and I want to explore what makes your eyes roll back in your head. I want to know what makes you whimper, what makes you moan, and what makes you shout my name.”

“You’re very persuasive.”

“I must be. I’ve turned myself on.” He straightens and drops his arms. “Invite me in.”

Despite every nagging doubt and fear, I hold out my hand. “Won’t you come in, Jackson?”

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Review:
4 stars

Jillian Whitkins a young woman who is just about ready to throw the towel on. Being an event planner is well she is managing a birthday party with 50 Shades of Gray theme and to make things lively its turning into a disaster.
Jackson Hunter does not need more bad publicity so when Jillian take a picture of him with the unconscious ex sub girl friend, well he takes her cell phone and soon find oust that Jillian is not so easy to get rid off.
What follows is quite a story or adventure that can make you laugh out loud and then cringe a few pages later. What will happen, well read it to find out, It's a fun story and if you Liked 50 Shades fo Gray am pretty sure you will love this book.

I received a free copy for my honest review!


Review by Jara


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Robyn Kelly is my pen name. I work for one of the top boutique event planning companies in San Francisco, and I can't risk having our clientele (or my boss) discover my passion for aggressive, sexual, alpha men.
I write the kinds of stories I like to read. I realized the top four things I love in a romance are:

The chase. I don't care how hot or rich the hero is, he's got to work for it if he wants in to my heroine's panties—for at least four chapters!
Second chances. My heroines aren't virgins. They are women who have loved and lost before.

I'm not against virgins, some of my best friends in high school were virgins. I just think they should stick with bad boys, and leave the billionaires to us experienced women.

Humor. I love a book that can get me both hot and laughing.

Happy endings. They’re so much better than cliff-hangers.

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Release Blitz: Copperfield Lane by JL Long

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Copperfield Lane
By JL Long
Release Date: March 27th
Hosted by Chance Promotions
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Synopsis:
Soulmate.
A noun that describes two people that are connected to each other in ways only our souls understand. You can feel it in your heart, the way the strings tighten whenever that person is around. The way you are happier, at your best when they are near. Whether this be a friend or a lover, there is a soulmate for everyone in this extraordinary world.
I found the love of my life on Copperfield Lane. He is my best friend. He is my lover. He is my soulmate.
The flames are burning within us but the hold we have on each other is going up in smoke.
What happens after you get your happily ever after? Does love strengthen or does it smolder to ash?



About The Author:
JL grew up in a small town in Illinois. Not to be mistaken for Chicago. She currently resides in Southern Colorado with her husband, three children and their two fur-babies. She has lived an adventurous life…doing just that, living.
Dream it.
Do it.
Live it.
JL is a hopeless romantic, who loves seeing love unwind before her eyes. When she can’t see that for herself, she writes it or reads it. Writing has been a part of her life since she was a little girl. She will continue to write until the pen will not allow it anymore.

A Dance Worth Dancing is my debut novel. This is book one of the Tactical Men series.

If you have any questions you can message me or email me at jllongauthor@gmail.com

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Promo Blitz: Kane Moss by C.D. Tuttle




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Kane Moss, a rather large, easygoing cowboy who would prefer to be left alone, finds himself leading a small posse on a bloody trail of reckoning.

Their remote Wyoming mountain village burned and pillaged by a murderous gang they are charged by their elders to find the gang and take their retribution. Little did they know that their pursuit would take them from their small mountain village to Ojinaga, Mexico. Kane Moss is no stranger to trouble. He has travelled a considerable part of the West riding shotgun on stages and participating in posses hunting for stage robbers. He has a strong code of honor learned from his upbringing and tries to do right. Sometimes naïve in trusting others he makes blunders, but always manages to come out on top. His determination is one to be reckoned with. Klatchard Bordiaz, leader of the murderous gang is a man full of hatred and contempt for anyone who has earned a decent life. He is intemperate and unrestrained having viciously killed his first man at the age of fourteen. He commands a large gang of murderers and thieves known as the Klatch Gang. On their way back to Ojinaga from a cattle drive to Montana they attack a small mountain village in the Medicine Bow Mountains of Wyoming Territory. Burning, raping and plundering the residents of this unsuspecting mountain village they stir up a hornet’s nest of angry mountain folks who are unforgiving when done wrong.

Among Kane’s posse is a young woman, Sarah Jane, who lost a brother and sister in the raid on their village. She is a determined woman and will be put down by no man. Nothing will stand in the way of her seeking revenge on the Klatch gang.

Sometimes humorous and rollicking, at other times deadly serious, their determination never fades. Through false leads, blunders and marauding Indians they manage to catch up to the raiders in the lawless village of Ojinaga. Here they find they are also up against the Mexican Rurales. The odds of success are overwhelmingly against them as Kane Moss and his small posse faces the intemperate and cold-blooded Klatchard Bordiaz, a much-feared vicious killer and gang leader.


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C. D. Tuttle was born and raised in Central Oklahoma. Through learning from his great grandmother, who was in the Oklahoma land rush of 1891, and the experiences of his father, he developed a passionate interest in the old West. He spent his formative years on a farm in Lincoln County, Oklahoma. Well educated in the sciences, he spent his professional life as a geologist, zoologist and naturalist. Throughout his travels to wild places around the world, he never lost touch with his Western upbringing. He has resided on the western slope of Colorado for the past 20 years.

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Promo Tour w/Giveaway: His Virgin Mate by Grace Goodwin


His Virgin Mate (Interstellar Brides: The Virgins, Book 1) by Grace Goodwin

Date of Publication: March 16, 2017

Blurb


One look, one touch, and there is no denying the heat…
Alexis Lopez just turned twenty-one, her parents are dead, and life isn't exactly what she'd hoped. Her lackluster response to men is just one problem she's eager to solve by volunteering for the Interstellar Bride Program. Sharing sensual dreams with her new mate is just the beginning. One look at the large, dominant alien who claims she belongs to him sets her body on fire. When he tells her, in explicit detail, how he'll claim her in every way, she is eager to give her mate everything, body and soul.
But things aren't that easy. Von of Everis is a Hunter. After years fighting the Hive wars, he's home, and one of the top ranking military police in his region. But his bed, and his life, are empty until Alexis arrives. One look at his innocent little bride and he knows she belongs to him, but that claim is challenged by one of the most feared warriors on the planet.
Stolen kisses and mind-numbing pleasure won't save Von from a deadly duel. Falling in love with his new mate drives a tenderness he didn't believe he would ever feel. But Von is a Hunter, a warrior, a protector, and someone is trying to take what belongs to him. Someone is using his mate to set a trap…

About Grace Goodwin



Once upon a time, a young girl was born into an average, working class family. The wee little girl, convinced she was not an average child but was, in fact, a fairy princess, longed to leave the mundane world behind and live her dreams. She grew up, went to school, and when she'd grown too big to wear tutus and tiaras in public without drawing unwanted attention, turned to writing down her fantasies instead.
Now a bit older, her fantasies have grown to include sexually dominant men who know how to ensure a woman's pleasure. Grace believes all women should be treated like princesses, in the bedroom and out of it, and writes love stories where men know how to make their women feel pampered, protected and very well taken care of.
She currently lives in Oregon where she spends her days writing, and her nights in the arms of her very own Prince.

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Release Blitz: My Redemption by Michelle Dare



Ethan Matthews always felt he was second best. His brother received all the praise, never him. Ethan took a dark, lonely road, turning to alcohol and women to avoid the jealousy that ate away at him. But the demons of his past continued to resurface. He decided to turn his life around with the help of the person he treated the worst–his brother.
Piper Lazara struggled for most of her life. She’d lost almost everyone she loved and lived in poverty. Despite the obstacles, she worked hard and finished nursing school. She never believed in love at first sight, so she tried dismissing her feelings when Ethan entered her life, leaving her heart and head at war over whether she’d take a chance on love.
Ethan knew he shouldn’t get involved with anyone at this turning point of his life, but from the moment he laid eyes on her, he couldn’t stop thinking about the raven-haired beauty. He didn’t know if she felt the same, but it was time he found out.
Their lives were in danger, causing family to step in and offer support. Ethan would do whatever it took to protect the woman who had become his everything. He never thought he deserved happiness, but Piper gave him the redemption he so desperately desired.
Michelle Dare is a romance author. Her stories range from sweet to sinful and from new adult to fantasy. There aren’t enough hours in the day for her to write all of the story ideas in her head. When not writing or reading, she’s a wife and mom living in eastern Pennsylvania. One day she hopes to be writing from a beach where she will never have to see snow or be cold again.

Book Blitz w/Giveaway: The Stuff of Legend by Greta Van Der Rol

They say opposites attract -
if they can manage to stay alive
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THE STUFF OF LEGEND
GRETA VAN DER ROL
Series: Ptorix Empire # 5
Genre: Science Fiction Romance, Space Opera
Publisher: Pronoun
Publication Date: January 25, 2017
When history professor Olivia Jhutta receives a distress call from her parents, she sets out into space with their business partner, her grandmother and injured Confederacy Admiral Jak Prentiss to find them. But she’s not the only one interested in the Jhutta’s whereabouts. The Helicronians believe Olivia’s parents have found an ancient weapon which they can use to wage war on the Confederacy.
Jak goes on the trip to fill in time while he’s on enforced leave, helping Olivia follow cryptic clues in what he considers an interplanetary wild goose chase in search of a fairy story. But as the journey progresses and legend begins to merge with unsettling fact, Olivia and Jak must resolve their differences and work together if they are to survive. The two are poles apart… but it’s said opposites attract. If they can manage to stay alive.
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Don't miss the other books in the Ptorix Empire series by Greta van der Rol.
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The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy
Series: Ptorix Empire # 1
Inter-species war looms. In a race against time, ex-admiral Saahren must convince Allysha to set aside her conflicted emotions about him to help him prevent the coming conflagration. And perhaps while he’s doing that, he’ll win back the only woman he’s ever loved.
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About Greta van der Rol

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Hi, I’m Greta van der Rol. I'm a writer, photographer, animal lover, and space nut. Most of my books are space opera with a dollop of romance - but I've written two paranormal novels featuring weretigers, and one historical fiction.
I live with my husband not far from the beach in Queensland, Australia. When I’m not writing I take photographs of nature and animals, and now and then I do some cooking.
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EskieMama & Dargon Lady Reads Review: Rake in Tartan by Suz deMello



Rakes in Tartan 
Highland Vampires #3
by
Suz deMello






Blurb:

Setting: London, 1816

The social season promises both love and danger for Torquil Kilburn and Andrew MacReiver, Highland heirs arrived in London to seek brides. The Scotsmen must negotiate the complicated morés of high society to woo and win an exquisite debutante and her passionate, unconventional mother while keeping their vampire heritage a secret.

But evil stalks the ballroom at Almack’s, the streets of Piccadilly, the drawing rooms of the ton. Headless bodies have been found drained of their blood, for another vampire haunts the streets of London, murdering noblemen. As he draws ever closer, Tor and Andrew must fight not only for love, but for their lives.


Review:                                  4 stars


London of yore, the old London and the lovely Scottish Highlands or shall I say Highlanders?
What more could I want, well Vampires would be just grand too.
Love and danger await for Torquil Kilburn and Andrew MacReiver, Highland heirs arrived in London to seek brides. The Scotsmen have not an easy time navigating London's Society, but they woo a debutante and her Mother while keeping their Vampire heritage a secret.
But evil stalks them in the ballrooms, the streets of Piccadilly. Bodies have been found drained of their blood. As the other Vampire draws closer Tor and Andrew must fight not only for love but for their lives.
Interesting story well told, to find out read the book, am sure you will like the story as much as I did.

I received a free copy for my honest review!

Review by Jara


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EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads Review: Claiming Grace by Susan Stoker




Claiming Grace
Ace Security #1
by 
Susan Stoker





Blurb:

For Logan Anderson, moving on from a traumatic past means moving back to his hometown of Castle Rock, Colorado, to start a personal-security business with his brothers. But it’s not long before Logan runs into Grace Mason, his best friend from high school…and the woman who never answered his letters during his Army years.

Grace was pleasantly surprised to see Logan return to Castle Rock, despite their falling-out ten years ago. Everyone always assumed they would end up together, including Grace, who had eyes only for him. But as Logan eventually escaped their town, Grace got pulled further into her family’s controlling grasp—and farther away from the man she loved.

Now, united by scars both visible and not, the two must fight to free Grace from the suffocating hold of her family. But the Masons won’t let go easily—and they’ll do whatever it takes to keep the couple apart.


Review:                                 5 stars

Three brothers Logan, Blake and Nathan mourn the loss of their Father, to the same thing that drove the three brothers out of town, now to heal and move forward they move back so they can move towards their future and put their past behind.
Logan Anderson return to Castle Rock is set, he and his brothers decide to do something to help other victims of abuse, this was motivated by what happened to their Father and to themselves when they were children.
Shortly after moving back Logan runs into Grace Mason, his best friend from high school, and the woman who never answered any of his letters while he was in the Army.
Grace is happy to see Logan back, despite what happened to them 10 years ago. Everyone including her, assumed that she and Logan would end up together. But as Logan escaped the town Grace on the other hand was pulled further into the grasps of her controlling Parents.
Now, united by scars both visible and not, the two must fight to free Grace from the suffocating hold of her family. But the Masons won’t let go easily—and they’ll do whatever it takes to keep the couple apart. Will Logan keep her away from her parents, will their love survive not only the 10 years apart but the schemes of her parents.
Susan Stoker again weaved her magic, the book is fantastic, a great story, can't wait to read more of her books.

I received a free copy for my honest review!

Review by Jara


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