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When I Surrender by Kendall Ryan ~COVER REVEAL~

When I Surrender Kendall Ryan Amazon
WHEN I SURRENDER
(When I Break #2)
Release Date: April 7th
Book Description:

**Warning**
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 Linkhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20493458-when-i-surrender

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Rare and Precious Things by Raine Miller ~BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY~

Title: RARE AND PRECIOUS THINGS
(The Blackstone Affair Book 4)
Author: RAINE MILLER
hosted by: The Book Avenue

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.

The fourth part in the New York Times bestselling series, The Blackstone Affair: A bright beginning for two damaged souls fighting for their hard-won love, and the promise of a new hope to secure their happily ever after.
Fresh from an idyllic honeymoon along the Italian coast, the Blackstones prepare for the birth of their precious baby and the challenges of settling into a new home. But things get complicated when specters from the past reappear to threaten the very foundation of their relationship. Ethan and Brynne will have to fight harder than ever for each other. Rare and Precious Things is the story of two people who both need the other in order to be complete, but learn just how “rare” their brand of love is when they have to risk everything in order to hold onto it.
Name: Brynne Elizabeth Bennett
Birthday: September 30, 1987
Employment: Conserves painting at Rothvale Gallery / Nude Model
Born in: San Francisco, California but lives in London, UK
Favorite color: Purple
Favorite food: Mexican
Married to: Ethan Blackstone
Anniversary: August 24, 2012
Name: Ethan James Blackstone
Birthday: December 20, 1980
Occupation: CEO Blackstone Security International, Ltd.
Studied at: S.A.S British Special Forces
Born: London UK
Height: 6’3
Languages: English and French
Pet: Simba Blackstone
Car: Black Range Rover HSE

 

Ethan and Brynne are on their honeymoon

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.”

FLIRTY AND DIRTY BOOK BLOG’S REVIEW OF RARE AND PRECIOUS THINGS BY RAINE MILLER

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~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.

Amazon:  Rare and Precious Things (Blackstone Affair)

NAKED (BOOK 1)
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ALL IN (BOOK 2)
 
EYES WIDE OPEN (BOOK 3)
CHERRY GIRL (BOOK 3.5)
Blackstone Affair spin-off, yet can be a standalone
 

 

FINDING MY WAY by Heidi McLaughlin ~ Cover Reveal and Giveaway

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.

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New Adult Contemporary

Book #4 in the Beaumont Series

GOODREADS LINK:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19380110-finding-my-way

FmW Amazon GR SWBOOK SUMMARY: 
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.

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 HeidiMAuthor info and links:

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.

Website:  http://heidimclaughlin.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/HeidiMcLaughlinAuthor
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/HeidiJoVT
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6568302.Heidi_McLaughlin

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Wilson Mooney Series by Gretchen de la O ~Book Blitz~

Abandoned by her mother at the vulnerable age of eight; only to be shipped off to a boarding school in Northern California by her grandparents, Wilson Mooney, is one girl who knows what it’s like to have to grow up way too fast. Now, a month away from turning eighteen and orphaned by the death of her grandparents; she knows exactly what she wants. All it takes is a spontaneous ski trip with her narcissistic roommate to Colorado, to make it a reality. When he happens to show up at a party in Aspen, Wilson becomes tangled in the powerful emotions of first love, sexual inexperience, and society’s principles. She lives a whirlwind weekend filled with newly discovered boundaries, calloused aches for a family she never had, and all the pressures of keeping their weekend together a secret.
“Is that how you see me—as your
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.
There was something safe about the
mirror; I didn’t crumble in his pain.
“I know where I’ve drawn my line.
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.
“You
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, h
is
body pressed against my back.

 

Chained by unfortunate timing and restricted by society’s expectations, every choice Wilson and Max make becomes pivotal to their future together.
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?
He (Max)
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.
“Wilson, don’t do this,” he whispered.
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
.
“Goodbye, Max,” I choked as I turned
and walked away from him.
I felt Max’s eyes burning across my
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
forever.

 

 

Max Goldstein has been confronted by death, betrayal, and unwanted expectations. He must work to find the delicate balance of a love that has been tested and a family that has been broken. Returning to the warmth of Wilson’s arms, he finds the only place he can be truly healed. Unfortunately, teetering on the edge of losing everything he’s ever wanted, Max must make decisions that pull at his sense of responsibility and push at his desire to protect the life he’s found with Wilson.
When Wilson Mooney is thrust into adulthood, she never expects her childhood demons to come knocking. Struggling to balance the delicate nature of her relationship with Max and the burning sting of betrayal; Wilson realizes she must dig deep within her soul to find forgiveness. Will she allow circumstances out of her control to shape her future? Or will she find the strength and maturity to go beyond eighteen and have the life she desires with the man she loves?
Will Wilson and Max ever get to have their happily ever after?

 

“You like that?” Max answered as his
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.
“Tell me how bad you want me. Tell me
how much you need me,” Max narrowed his emerald eyes. His tousled black hair
was a perfect mix with his eyelashes as he blinked.
“I need you. God, you don’t know how
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.
Max slipped his hands around his waist,
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
him.
“I’m going to make love to you real
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.
God, I
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.

 

By day Gretchen teaches computers, by night she dawns the cloak of motherhood, wifehood, and authorship. She is making her way through self-publishing and is truly learning to let go with every curve and bump in the creative process. She enjoys writing about first loves and first times, in the first person. She is a firm believer that anything is possible if you set your mind to it; and what you expect out of life, always finds a way of showing up.
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.
INTERVIEW
 
 Interview Questions from Fans of the Wilson Mooney Series.
You asked…and they answered…I caught up with Wilson Mooney, Max Goldstein and Max’s mom Nancy Goldstein in late September.
Now that The Wilson Mooney Series has wrapped up and finally come to an end, people are curious about what’s going on in the lives of some of their favorite characters.
Wilson, Max and Nancy were gracious enough to sit down and answer your questions. They opened up with some real honest responses, let their guards down to some pretty vulnerable moments, and spoke candid about some really tough events in their lives.
 
Wilson, will you ever ski again? 
Ahhh, no, I don’t think so. Wrecking on a bunny slope is one thing, but then to be dragged down the hill behind a snowmobile? Let’s just say, it wasn’t my sport.
 
Max. Did you hesitate to give your job up for Wilson? 
Not for one second. I’m not saying that I didn’t love my job. I loved being a teacher. I valued the dedication and time that I put into it. But when I thought I was going to lose Wilson, nothing else mattered to me. I can always find another job…I won’t find another Wilson. 
 
And Wilson, did you contemplate telling Max not to leave his job for you? 
Well, at first I was totally shocked! As stupid as this may sound, I never thought about him ever being anything but a teacher. He’s very passionate about teaching, so when he told me he resigned, I worried that he would resent me for having to make that decision. I won’t lie, it scared the hell out of me.
 
Max. What was it about Wilson, in detail that allowed you to display your feelings for her? I mean, you obviously had them, and we are aware of when you made them known. But you were risking SO much. What was it about Wilson that made you sure enough of her and your feelings for her to make your feelings known, to her, and you family and ultimately, everyone? 
I think it was Wilson’s spirit; her determination to turn her life into something more than a victim of her circumstances. When I would watch her move she’d own her space, if that makes sense? She seemed so sure of herself. Even if it was bullshit, she never let on…not to me. So, I needed to know her; I wanted to have that part of her that made me feel alive again, complete. Was it a risk? Sure, but to me…the idea of never taking a chance with her, outweighed the risk of losing everything I had. I think I’ve paid enough in my life, for not making my desires known. I wasn’t gonna make that mistake again.
 
Max: BOXERS? BRIEFS? COMMANDO?
 Boxer Briefs
 
Wilson: Was there an instant attraction to Wayne? 
Well, come on, who wouldn’t wanna look at him. He’s gorgeous. No, really, I like Wayne, he is super sweet, and I hope he finds a nice girl. I was feeling it for Max, when I met Wayne. Isn’t that just the way it works sometimes? I wasn’t looking then suddenly, pow…all these guys are interested. The last thing I heard about Wayne was that he moved to Tahoe in California.
 
Wilson.. When you meet Max’s family you felt an instant bond. Why do you think you felt so connected?
 Hmmm, good question. I think I bonded with Nancy immediately because she was the mother I never had. She was the stability and strength I longed for but never got from my birth mom, Candi. I think the bond that developed between Frank and I stemmed from the desire to have a father figure in my life. If I could picture anyone I wanted for my father it would be him. Even with Max telling me how much pressure he got from his dad…he still had a dad. When I’m with Max’s family, I feel like I finally found home.
Max.. What made you finally give Wilson your phone number? 
I grew a pair; no, just kidding. I can’t tell you how many times I rehearsed in my head, how I was going to make a move. I was scare shitless. No really, I kept looking for moments where I could slip her my number. Even though she’d flirt with me, I was concerned she didn’t feel the same way, and I didn’t wanna come off creepy or anything. So that day Calvin had called me and was telling him about how her grandfather just passed away, and how she was all alone now. He was so tired of me talking about her, he said, just give her a note with your number, tell her if she needs to talk, call you. Changing my name on the note to Matt Gladstone…well, that was my idea.
Wilson.. Do you think the bond between Max’s mom and yourself will be the same? 
I sure hope so. I love Nancy, and even when I was hurt by her words, she wasn’t saying anything but the truth at that time. Nancy really is an amazing woman and we grow closer every day. I adore her.
 
Wilson: What’s it like to kiss Max?
 I knew this question was coming. Wouldn’t you like to know! LOL…No, seriously, kissing Max is like being swathed in my favorite blanket. He’s the perfect warmth, with just enough chill. He’s a hint of Aspen, with a splash of California. When Max presses his lips to mine, and his scent swarms around my head, all the sparks going off in every inch of my body collect low in my stomach…Truthfully, Kissing Max feels like I’m home. Yeah, he’s my home.
 
Wilson and Max. Since skiing and ice skating never seem to work out well.. Have you thought of vacationing somewhere sunny?
Wilson: Ah, yeah, I want to go to Hawaii, Max keeps saying it’s overrated. He wants to take me to the Bahamas, we’ll see.
 
Max. Who is Matt Gladstone or how did you come up with that name? 
I knew this question was going to come up. It was my attempt at being sly, and if Wilson would have got it sooner…She would have known it was me, my initials, as someone else’s name. Matt Gladstone, didn’t exist.
 
Ms. Goldstein.. How do you feel about Max dating Wilson? 
Oh, gollie, a question for me. Heavens, I’ve been so wrapped up in listening to Maxi and Wilson, I didn’t realize someone would want to ask me anything…so, how do I feel about Maxie and Wilson dating? I couldn’t be happier. Wilson makes my son happy, I couldn’t ask for a better fit for my son and I absolutely adore her. Sure, 
 
Were you hurt to find out that Max and Wilson lied to you? 
I’ve put my foot in my mouth before with some of the things I’ve said, but it wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t say I wasn’t hurt by the way they went about their relationship. Under the circumstances, I understand why they did it. I wasn’t happy, but I understand. 
 
How are you doing since you husband’s death? 
Thanks for asking. Some days are harder than others. I have good and bad moments. Some days I miss him so much I can’t get out of bed, and there are days where it’s the exact thing that gets me up in the morning. It can be lonely, thinking about little things only he and I shared, and not having anyone to talk about them with. I’ve had to adjust to life without him and that is so hard. But I am determined to be here for my family.
 
MAX: What attracted you to Wilson…her being your student and all? 
I remember the very first time she walked into my class…my world stopped. She walked up, slid into the seat directly in front of me. I remember tripping over my words and wondering if she could see my heart slam in my chest. It was instant for me. It was like…my life came walking into the room and announced…I’m here! I know that sounds corny, even unbelievable. But it’s true. She has this confidence about her, a strength that I was instantly drawn to. She wasn’t like any other girl I’d met before;she seemed so much older than her calendar age. Even women I met closer to my age didn’t hold a match to Wilson. I don’t know…could it have been that we both had a broken past that needed to healed? Maybe…but when she showed up in Aspen…I knew it was meant to be.
 
Max: What’s the last song you listened to on your ipod? 
Run Right Back, by The Black Keys.
 
Wilson: If you really loved Max how could you have kissed Nick WTH were you thinking? 
Well, obviously I wasn’t thinking and I love Max more than anything in this world. All I can say was that I was pretty messed up, scared, and got caught up in the whole lot of bad…fast. It’s not an excuse, I made a terrible mistake. 
 
How are you going to build that trust back? 
Well, one moment at a time. Max is my first real boyfriend, first real love…hell, he’s my first real everything. So I hope with time, conversations, and understanding, hopefully, he will grow to trust me again.
 
Max.. Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us. 
I actually love to cook, and because Wilson hates it…it works out perfectly! 
 
So if it works out perfectly, what is your favorite thing you like to cook for Wilson? 
Breakfast in bed!
 
Max.. Do you think your father would have been more understanding about your relationship with Wilson? Or would you mom have handled it better if your father hadn’t just died? 
My dad would have been pissed at me for upsetting my mother and hurting my career. But, with that, he already had a soft spot for Wilson. I guess I’ll never really know. And I truly believe that my mom would have handled the whole situation better if my dad hadn’t died.
 
Max, can you forgive Calvin for his betrayal about your relationship? with Wilson?
 Yes, I have. Cal doesn’t handle pressure very well. He tends to fly off the handle…a lot. But we talked and well, he’s my brother.
 
Gretchen, what inspired you to write Wilson Mooney? 
I was in a real emotionally heavy section of Hindsight is 20/20 when Wilson came busting into my head…and from that day forth, I had to write her story. It was such a light moment…I had to find out what was going to happen to her and I am sure glad I did.

VERY WICKED THINGS by Ilsa Madden-Mills ~ Cover Reveal, Trailer and Excerpt

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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

Synopsis:

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.

Excerpt:

Cuba’s POV

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.”

Author Bio:

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.

Awesome Book Trailer to Very Wicked Things:

 

 

Author Goodreads Link to Very Wicked Things:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18709986-very-wicked-things

Author Website:

http://www.ilsamaddenmills.com/

Author Ilsa Madden-Mills FB link:

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Clipped Wing by Helena Hunting – Exclusive Excerpt ~Part 2~

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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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Clipped Wings – Helena Hunting

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.

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When I Break by Kendall Ryan ~HAPPY RELEASE DAY~

Happy Release Day to Kendall Ryan and her new book WHEN I BREAK!

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SynopsisKnox 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+.

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AboutTheAuthorKendall Ryan Headshot 1 picKendall 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.

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WHAT IF by Bayli Lane- Cover Reveal

Hey crew check out the cover for Bayli Lane’s WHAT IF coming this March.

Title: WHAT IF
Author: Bayli Lane
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20701490-what-if
Release Date: MARCH 2014
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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?

UNEXPECTED CONSEQUENCES by Sloan Johnson~ Cover Reveal

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

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 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?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20881877-unexpected-consequences?from_search=true

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!!!

Take A Chance by Abbi Glines ~BLOG TOUR & REVIEW~

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We are thrilled to be one of today’s stops on Abbi Glines’, Take A Chance, Blog Tour.

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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&#8212;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?

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Flirty and Dirty Book Blog’s Review of Take A Chance
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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

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4872191About this author

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

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