WHEN I SURRENDER(When I Break #2)Release Date: April 7thBook Description:
This book is intended for a mature reading audience and contains adult language and themes.
Undaunted by Knox’s complicated history with sexual addiction, McKenna pushes forward in her relationship with this deliciously flawed man. She experiences the highest highs as they discover each other, along with the lowest lows, and worries that his past may not be entirely behind him.
But when a complication from her own past demands attention, she’s forced to decide where their relationship is headed, and everything she thought she knew is questioned.
When I Surrender is book 2 in the WHEN I BREAK series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan.
GoodReads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20493458-when-i-surrender
Archive for February 28, 2014
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited we are to be one of the blogs on the blog tour for the final installment of the Blackstone Affair, Rare and Precious Things by the amazing Raine Miller. This series will alway be near and dear to my heart.
Icy drops falling onto my back brought me out of my floaty walk down memory lane. Ethan must have returned with my drink. I opened an eye and looked up at him blocking the sun from my body, not appreciating his shocking greeting, and taking in the stern expression on his face. God, he was a such beautiful man with his hard lines of muscle and golden skin. I could look at him for years and never be content with the looking. And the complete unconcern with what others might think of him made whatever the hell he was throwing off all the more attractive. Ethan was no pretty boy who got satisfaction from fawning admirers. And they were frickin everywhere. And not only women either. Plenty of men admired my husband too.
He was oblivious to it all. And he is all mine, people!
“What did you bring me, Mr. Blackstone?”
He ignored my question. “Time for more sun block, you’re getting a tad pink.”
“You’re just saying that so you can roam your hands all over me,” I said.
He dropped down next to my towel, raised a sexy eyebrow and gave me ‘the look’. “You’re fucking right about that, my beauty.”
~5++ GORGEOUS STARS~~ WOW! I can’t believe it’s really over 🙁 The last page of the final Blackstone Affair, Rare and Precious Things, has been turned and my heart is sad because one of my favourite series has come to an end. Thank you Raine Miller for writing such a beautiful ending to one of my most beloved series ever! <3
I’ve been in love with The Blackstone Affair since the fist few pages of the first book, Naked. There was just something about the raw passion felt between Ethan Blackstone and Brynne Bennett. With each book their love story grew stronger and touched my heart a little deeper. I didn’t think I could love these characters or their story any more than I already did… until I read Rare and Precious Things. I dove into this incredible finale and had a hard time saying goodbye.
Watching Ethan and Brynne’s love grow as they nurtured one another while dealing with the ghosts of their pasts, and prepared themselves for the next chapter in their lives has been beautiful, heart wrenching and heart poundingly sexy! I swear Rare and Precious Things nearly melted my iPad screen! This is one scorching hot sexy read you do not want to miss out on. The thing I love most about this sexy, definitely dirty read, is that it isn’t just two people having hot sex. There is emotion and an intense connection felt between Ethan and Brynne which, is definitely carried over in their passionate love scenes!
What would a Blackstone Affair book be without a healthy dose of angst to send one rocking like a crazy person. 😉 Raine Miller did indeed have me hanging on the edge of my seat, biting my nails but that is all I will say on that without spoiling anything for anyone,
I love how the fabulous Ms. Miller tied all of the story together to create the most incredible ending to an incredible love story. Ethan Blackstone will always be my favourite filthy mouthed, sexy alpha gentleman of a book boyfriend. Nic
Raine Miller has been reading romance novels since she picked up that first Barbara Cartland book at the tender age of thirteen. And it’s a safe bet she’ll never stop, because now she writes them too! Granted Raine’s stories are edgy enough to turn Ms. Cartland in her grave, but to her way of thinking, a hot, sexy hero never goes out of fashion. A part-time teacher and writer of sexy romance stories every other chance she gets pretty much fills her days. She has a handsome prince of a husband, and two brilliant sons to pull her back into the real world if the writing takes her too far away. Her sons know she likes to write stories, but gratefully have never asked to read any, thank God! Raine loves to hear from readers and to chat about the characters in her books.
Here is the cover for book #4 in the Beaumont Series. Love Series. The boys of 4225West are awesomesauce!!! FINDING MY WAY comes to us this April.
New Adult Contemporary
Book #4 in the Beaumont Series
Liam Westbury has the world at his feet. He’s the quintessential golden boy. He’s the superstar quarterback for Beaumont High. His girl, Josie, is head cheerleader. He has his choice of colleges just waiting for him. Except he’s suffocating from all the pressure he’s under and no one understands.
Liam Page is the heartthrob he never wanted to be. He’s successful, smart and in demand by record companies and his adoring fans. Music is his passion, his love, but something’s missing. His nights are lonely and he longs for the girl he left behind. Seeing her in every face in the crowd haunts him with the knowledge that she hates him. Going home has never been an option until now.
Be there when Liam Westbury becomes Liam Page and follow the highs and lows of the Quarterback turned Rockstar as he finds a way back to Beaumont in this prequel to Forever My Girl.
Heidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.
During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she’s writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.
government teacher? Because if I saw you as a student I wouldn’t be here right
now. When I look at you I see the girl I want to be with. Have since the first
day you walked into my room.” He stared at me through the huge mirror above the
sink; pain was etched in the stress lines of his face.
mirror; I didn’t crumble in his pain.
There’s nobody I’ve felt this way about in my entire life and I’m scared.
Scared of what you might think, how it all feels, and I’m scared of being hurt.
Max, seeing you with that girl—hurt.” Tears sped down my cheeks, “Why do you
want to be with me?” I whispered. I was
seventeen and inexperienced; she was his
age and worldly.
really don’t see it? When I am with you I can’t keep my head from swimming and
my heart from pounding so hard it feels like it’s going to burst from my chest.
You are the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen in my life. You are so smart; I
finally feel alive when I am with you. I want to be with you because nobody has
ever made me feel the way you do.” He stood behind me, his
body pressed against my back.
Eager to take their relationship to the next level, Wilson returns to Aspen with Max to celebrate her eighteenth birthday. When an uncontrollable situation leads to a split-second decision, both will be tested like never before. Butterflies will soar, hearts will clash, and Wilson’s relationship with Max will spin into a silken cocoon with choices that seem too impossible to overcome.
Could it be…uncovering the deep ache that lays dormant in their hearts will become the real threat to their forbidden love? Or will the pressures of keeping their relationship a secret be too much to bear?
reached for me and pulled at my sweater. As he caught me by my bicep I felt his
heat scorch my skin. I froze, unable to continue down the hall; he wasn’t
letting go. He pulled me back and turned me around. I spun to him, my hands
balanced on his chest. I didn’t look up at him.
I took a deep breath and lifted myself onto my tiptoes. My head rose and I met
his salty, lost lips. I pressed against his mouth, my tears flooding down my
cheeks meeting our goodbye kiss. He pushed for more, but I pulled away; a cold,
damp chill poured into the space between us.
and walked away from him.
back. I knew he was watching me leave. I didn’t want to glance back, but I did.
He looked shattered. I caused a huge wreck—one big enough to alter our worlds
fingers moved faster between my legs. All I could do was nod. I didn’t want to
climax this way. I didn’t want to reach the top without him. I wanted to feel
him. I wanted us to climb there together. But it was too late. He had me riding
the wave of euphoria as it became something instinctual, carnal within me. I
was about to explode when he stopped, pulled his hand out from my panties,
turned me around, and kissed me hard as he shuffled me over to the bed. The
back of my legs met the edge of the mattress. His arms that were once wrapped
protectively around my back were gone before he pushed me back onto the bed.
how much you need me,” Max narrowed his emerald eyes. His tousled black hair
was a perfect mix with his eyelashes as he blinked.
much I need you to make love to me. Please make love to me,” I breathed as I
lifted my hips and pulled my panties down to my ankles.
and in one motion, dragged off his pants and boxers. He leaned over and grabbed
my feet, pulling them off the bed, which caused my lower body to collide with
slow,” he sighed before he pulled my ankle up to his lips. Our eyes met as I
watched him drag his lips down the inside of my leg to my knee. Goose bumps
spread across every inch of my flesh as the edges of his hair tickled and poked
at my skin. My nipples erect, my hips automatically swayed as the space between
my legs begged for him, any part of him. I reached out for something, meeting
only air; my fingers stretched to tangle in his thick onyx hair. I just needed
to pull him down against me.
want to tell him he’s my…everything. He is the salt in my ocean, the sweet
dream that saves me from nightmares, and the breath that feeds me oxygen.
Gretchen happily lives in Northern California with her amazing husband, their three terrific boys, her talented mother, one goofy black lab, one crazy kitty, and eight happy chickens. Even though it sounds like it, she doesn’t live on a farm.
Very Wicked Things
Book 2 of the Briarcrest Academy Series
A new adult romance from bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills
Release Date May 13, 2014
Born on the poor side of town…
Ballerina Dovey Beckham is a scholarship student at Briarcrest Academy, determined to prove she’s more than just a girl with the wrong pedigree. She does whatever it takes to succeed in her endgame, even if it means surrendering her body…but never her heart.
Until the day she meets him, and he rips apart all her well-laid plans. Suddenly, the girl everyone thought unbreakable might just shatter.
Born into wealth and privilege…
Cuba “Hollywood” Hudson is rich, spoiled, and a star football player. With his fast cars and superficial girlfriends, he lives the high-life, hiding his secrets from the world.
Until the day he meets her, and she offers him something he’s never tasted…love.
But once in a lifetime kind of love doesn’t come easy. When trust crumbles and doubts creep in, both will have to decide to either love or let go…forever.
Welcome to Briarcrest Academy, where sometimes, only the wicked survive.
Not exactly a meet-cute…
The room closed in, making me sweat. I hadn’t talked to her in over a year, and now here we were, face-to-face. Two ex-lovers who hated each other.
I had to get away from her.
Dovey tilted her head as I stood, giving me a scathing glare. “Leaving so soon? Yeah, go ahead, cut and run. Coward.”
I ignored her and tried to get Weinstein’s attention, to let her know she could flunk me for all I cared.
“Before you go, tell me one thing, and I’ll make sure we aren’t partners in this class. You’ll be free of me,” she said.
“What?” I asked, my voice going all raspy, blocking all the words I wanted to say. They weren’t things she ever needed to hear.
“Why so cruel to me? You aren’t to the other girls you date and dump. Why single me out?”
I seethed. “And it didn’t take you long to find someone else, now did it? How is Spider? Does he get you hot like I did?”
She smirked. “He’s fine. He thinks I hung the moon. He thinks you’re an ass. I agree.”
I tightened my fists and pressed them against my thighs, swearing to myself I wasn’t responding to her bait. I swore. She was a dangerous game I didn’t need to play.
Suddenly, her face fell. Was she recalling the last time we were together? Was she remembering how I used to…
“I trusted you,” she whispered, all her anger seeming to be gone. The unsteadiness of her voice undid me, sent me right over the edge of that precarious cliff I’d been hanging on to by the skin of my teeth.
Yeah, she hadn’t been the only one who’d trusted me. I’d ruined them all. Every last one. Dark thoughts assaulted me, of the blood I had on my hands.
Snap! My pencil broke and small pieces flew across my desk and into the empty space between us.
I wanted to pummel my desk until my fists bled. I wanted to punch a hole through the wall, the floor, my face.
Everything was my fault. Just mine.
She’d been collateral damage, the kind that breaks everyone involved. And I was sorry for it, but sometimes you do what hurts because it’s for the best.
But she was my kryptonite, leaving me no option but to hurt her. Again.
I didn’t think about my cruel words, I just said them. “You were a curiosity, Dovey. You weren’t the usual BA girl, and I wanted a taste. That’s all. I moved on when it got boring. Get over it.”
Ilsa Madden-Mills is a loving wife and mother, a loyal friend, and a teacher. When all that is done, she writes. Obsessively.
She spent several years teaching high school English, but now hangs out at home with two small kids, a neurotic cat, and her Viking husband. She collects magnets and rarely cooks except to bake her own pretzels.
When she’s not typing away at a story, you can find her drinking too much Diet Coke, jamming out to Pink, or checking on her carefully maintained chocolate stash.
She loves to hear from fans and fellow authors.
Very Wicked Things is Book 2 of the BA Series.
Very Bad Things is currently available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks.
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We’re so excited and honored to share with you a SIZZLING exclusive excerpt from CLIPPED WINGS by Helena Hunting! We’re partnering with The Rockstars of Romance and THESUBCLUBbooks to reveal 3 exclusive excerpts from a very sexy and pivotal scene between Hayden & Tenley. Each blog has a portion of the excerpt and the ordered links are below. Trust us, you will want to read all three, each post gets hotter and hotter!
~CLIPPED WINGS BY HELENA HUNTING~
An emotional love story that follows the touch-and-go relationship of Hayden and Tenley; two young people who desperately want to love and be loved but are afraid to completely let go of their pasts.
As Hayden and Tenley navigate their newfound but slightly unstable relationship, they want to trust each other, but Hayden is hiding a dark and shameful past that he doesn’t ever want Tenley to find out about. And Tenley has secrets of her own that could make Hayden run away forever. When Tenley asks Hayden to put a beautifully elaborate tattoo across her back, the two form what they thought was an unshakeable bond. But when Tenley’s past shows up on her doorstep, will Hayden stand by her side…or run?
~EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT #2~
“Tenley? Kitten?” I asked, worried about how stiff she’d gone.
I rubbed the back of her neck and tried to coax her to look at me, but she bit harder and slid down further until her ass rested on my thighs. She stayed like that for a minute, or longer, or shorter, I had no clue; I was too wrapped up in the feel. It was different this morning, and I didn’t know why; every touch was heightened to the extreme. She released my skin from her teeth and followed with a kiss. Her pale hands splayed out over the ink covering my chest as she pushed up. She traced the designs, her fingertips trailing over my shoulders and down my arms until she reached my hands, settled on her thighs.
She rose up and gyrated as she sank back down. With each rotation of her hips, she picked up momentum, while I tried to slow her down.
“I need . . .” She laced her fingers through mine and leaned forward, pressing our twined hands against the sheets on either side of my head. I could have taken control, but I couldn’t find the will to stop her, bound by the need to give her what she wanted.
Her hair hung in a veil around us, her face inches from mine. She hovered over me, looking at me with fierce emotion. In an unexpected rush, she slammed herself back down.
“Easy,” I groaned and squeezed her fingers, pushing on her hands as she pushed back, her eyes blazing with defiance.
I wanted to know what was going on in her head, because I was all over the place with these fuckingfeelings. I pried my fingers free from hers and grabbed her hips before she could do it again. She strained against my hold.
With one arm wrapped tightly around her waist, I shifted under her without force or urgency, even though I felt her need for both.
“What are you trying to prove?”
“I don’t know. I need you,” she whispered.
“Its okay, kitten, I need you just as much.” I didn’t say it to make her feel better. Though it unnerved me, I meant it. I needed Tenley in the same way I needed order and routine. She had worked her way into that order, throwing my world into chaos. Everything about the life I had been living before her seemed like a wash of grays.
Her breath came fast and heavy, her body taut like stretched wire. I ran a hand up her back, willing her to relax with touch. When her tension eased, I cupped her face in my hand and kissed her, trying to keep the burning desire to devour her at bay, to show her it didn’t always have to be that way. Although most of the time it was.
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About the Author
Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s putting her English degree to good use by writing popular fiction. She is the author of Clipped Wings, her debut novel, and Inked Armor.
Happy Release Day to Kendall Ryan and her new book WHEN I BREAK!
Amazon: When I Break
iTunes: When I Break – Kendall Ryan
Knox Bauer’s life has unraveled to the point of no return. Fighting to fill the emptiness inside himself, he seeks solace in unfamiliar beds with unfamiliar women. As guardian to his three younger brothers, he can’t seem to do a thing right. But this can’t go on…they look up to him in every way and all he’s done lately is prove how messed up he really is. Needing a change, he attends a local Sex Addicts Anonymous meeting, where he finds himself tempted by the alluring instructor, McKenna.
Twenty-one year old McKenna is trying to make amends. After losing her parents in a horrific accident, she knows if she can just be good enough, maybe she can forgive herself for what happened. With her newly acquired degree in counseling, she begins leading a sex addicts group where she meets the troubled Knox and her life takes on complications she never bargained for. She doesn’t have time for a bad boy who only wants to take her to bed, even if her body disagrees. The fixer in her wants to help, but trusting Knox’s true motivations might take more courage than she has.
When I Break is book 1 in a new series by bestselling author Kendall Ryan. When I Surrender, book 2, will be available May 2014.
Warning: Contains a stubborn alpha male with addiction issues and loads of sexual tension between two damaged characters. Read at your own risk.
Due to mature content, it is recommended for 17+.
Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the contemporary romance novels, HARD TO LOVE, THE IMPACT OF YOU, RESISTING HER and WORKING IT.
She’s a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss! She lives in Minneapolis with an adorable husband, two naughty puppies, and a brand new son.
She enjoys being naughty, reading, and anything girly.
Hey crew check out the cover for Bayli Lane’s WHAT IF coming this March.
Title: WHAT IF
Author: Bayli Lane
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: MARCH 2014
For some people falling in love was a happy, glowing experience. For Briar Kelly and Arrow Donovan it was more like getting hit by a freight train.
Caring for one another was never an easy feat. They constantly fought to hold their feelings inside, not wanting to jeopardize their friendship. Then, Arrow left for the Marines, and everything changed. Briar was shattered. Arrow was hurt.
While Briar told herself she’d never let another man affect her in such a way, Arrow still remained in the forefront of her mind. For Arrow, his memories of Briar kept him alive in both of his near death experiences. When Arrow’s demons threatened to drag him under, Briar was there, pulling him from the darkness.
“What ifs” keep piling up while resentment and redemption battles continue; will Briar and Arrow be able to find their happily ever after, or will this be one war that Arrow can’t win?
Check out this beautiful cover for Sloan Johnson’s UNEXPECTED CONSEQUENCES. Book #3 in the Isthmus Alliance Series.
The cover features Tomas Cardenas and Nico Grana. Absolutely gorgeous and so down to earth.
Original photo was taken by the ever talented Eric Battershell. You can check his work out at https://www.facebook.com/ericbattershellphotography on Facebook or his website at www.ericbattershell.com
UNEXPECTED CONSEQUENCES by Sloan Johnson
Release Date: March 18, 2014
Zeke Reed lives his life by his rules, the biggest one being that he refuses to settle down. Through the years, it has become a running joke amongst his circle of friends that his condo would be well served by the installation of a revolving door.
That’s what makes his friendship with Mary and Jeff work. All three of them are looking for some no-strings-attached fun. Until fate steps in, making them all take a look at what’s been developing while they’ve been busy fooling around.
Unfortunately, every decision in life has consequences. When you choose to openly share your life with more than one person, things get complicated. Will Zeke, Jeff and Mary be able to stand together as the world tries to pull them apart?
If you haven’t been introduces to the Isthmus Alliance Series be sure to check out book #1 in the series UNEXPECTED ANGEL. Sloan has it on sale for 99 cents this weekend. Click the cover picture below to download now!!!
We are thrilled to be one of today’s stops on Abbi Glines’, Take A Chance, Blog Tour.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the story of Grant, the sexy playboy who first captured readers hearts in Fallen Too Far.
When Harlow Manning’s rocker father goes on tour, he sends her to Rosemary Beach, Florida, to live with her half-sister, Nan. The problem: Nan despises her. Harlow has to keep her head down if she wants to get through the next nine months, which seems easy enough. Until gorgeous Grant Carter walks out of Nan’s room in nothing but his boxer briefs.
Grant made a huge mistake getting involved with a girl with venom in her veins. He’d known about Nan’s reputation, but still he couldn’t resist her. Nothing makes him regret the fling more than meeting Harlow, who sends his pulse racing. Yet Harlow wants nothing to do with a guy who could fall for her wicked half-sister—even if there are no strings between Grant and Nan. Grant is desperate to redeem himself in Harlow’s eyes, but did he ruin his chances before he even met her?
iTunes: Take a Chance – Abbi Glines
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Love Abbi Glines books??? Take a Chance is another great read from this brilliant author.
I have been dying for Grant’s story since he was first introduced in Fallen Too Far. There was just something his character that was so delicious and sexy, I wanted more 🙂 Thank you Abbi Glines for delivering! I couldn’t put Take a Chance down. Angst filled, steamy and endearing. Take a Chance was everything I had hoped for and so much more but, nothing like I expected!
It’s great that some of the characters I have come to love, and hate, from the Too Far series were present in Take a Chance. I loved getting to know Harlow character. You may perceive her as one way but, I promise, there is so much more to this beautiful character than you think! I really hope we get more of Mase, there is something about him that screams story 🙂
Abbi Glines has definitely stepped up her game with Take a Chance. This is one smokin’ hot read, and I mean capital H O T! But the twists and turns are the real kicker – they will keep you on the edge of your seat! Honestly, I had quite a few OH.EM.GEE. WTF did I just read moments while reading Take a Chance 🙂
Take a Chance was everything I have come to love and expect from Abbi Glines. Brilliant well-developed character, entertaining storyline that had me wanting more with every page and lots of sexy angst without leaving me feeling emotionally hung over. Take a Chance should be on your To Read List! You don’t want to miss out on this read. Nic
Since publishing her first novel Breathe in May of 2011, Abbi has also released The New York Times bestselling Seabreeze Series which includes Breathe, Because of Low, While It Lasts, Just For Now and Sometimes It Last, The Existence Trilogy that includes the USA Today Bestseller Ceaseless. New York Times and USA TODAY bestsellers The Vincent Boys and The Vincent Brothers. Last but not least her most popular series to date, Rosemary Beach which includes The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Fallen Too Far, Never Too Far, Forever Too Far, Twisted Perfection and Simple Perfection. Her newest book scheduled to be released on December 17th, 2013 is Misbehaving (Seabreeze).
When Abbi isn’t locked away in her office typing away she is hauling her kids to and from their many social activities. You could say her second job is the Glines Kids personal chauffeur. It’s a rather illustrious job