Archive for September 28, 2015

New Release ~ Absolution Road by Rachel Blaufeld


For Jake Wrigley, the future is bleak. Some people are survivors, but he’s getting by on his bad-boy looks and charming smile. He owns a gym, gets into bar fights, and wrestles his demons with rough workouts—both in and out of the bedroom.
For Alyson Road, the future is bright. Life can only improve from where she grew up. She graduated at the top of her law class, cares for her ailing mom, and in her job, she defends those who can’t afford anyone else. Her work is thankless but honest.
Jake’s twin brother has been covering his ass for as long as they’ve been alive, but that all changes when Jake finds himself in front of the fiery public defender, his future in her hands. For the first time ever, he doesn’t want to involve his brother, finally realizing he needs to stand alone, be his own man.
Even if Jake’s never absolved of his past wrongdoings or his heart is never scrubbed of the blackness that resides there, he can do one good deed—protect the beautiful lawyer who touched his soul—until helping her nearly becomes his own undoing.

New Release ~ Bewitched by Daisy Prescott


Madison Bradbury isn’t interested in spells or magic, or anything hocus-pocus related despite descending from the original Salem witches. Her life as a Hawthorne College junior is boring. Perfectly so. That is until Andrew Wildes appears in her class–like a quiet, brooding hero straight from one of her favorite romances.

When a local witch convinces Madison to use a love spell on her crush, what happens next is more than magical.

A crush. A love spell. What could go wrong?

***Bewitched is a standalone, New Adult Romantic Comedy with a paranormal twist. This is a 15,000 word short story/novella.***

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L.A. Literary Affair Signing Tickets On Sale Now

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L.A. Literary Affair Evening with the Authors

Hey crew,

Going to be in L.A. in January? Check out the amazing lineup of authors that will be at the Los Angeles Literary Affair. This January 29th, 2016 some of our favourite and beloved authors will be in Los Angeles to meet and greet with their readers.

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Screwed by Kendall Ryan ~Blog Tour & Review~

Screwed BannerSYNOPSIS

I have one rule: Don’t shit where you eat.

Several of the women in the condo complex I own would love some one-on-one playtime, and why wouldn’t they? I’m young, fit, attractive, and loaded. Not to mention I’m packing a sizable bulge below the belt. It’s a combination that drops panties on a regular basis.

Yay, me, right?

But my cock, troublemaker that he is, has been confined to my trousers by my business partner. A concession I agreed to, and one that’s never been hard to enforce until Emery moves in across the hall. She’s smart, young, determined, and sexy as hell. I want a taste. I won’t stop until I’m buried deep inside the succulent new-in-town brunette.

After being warned about my past, she does her best to steer clear, but I’m about to show her that underneath it all, I’m a guy with a heart of gold and a cock of steel.

My name is Hayden Oliver, and this is my story.

SCREWED is standalone romantic comedy by New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan.





ScrewedScrewed by Kendall Ryan
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

~3.5 Stars~ Another fab read from Kendall Ryan.  If you are looking for a funny, sexy HOT read you’ll want Screwed on your TBR!

I have been a huge fan of Kendall Ryan’s work since her first release. Her writing always has great flow and her stories always have great characters. Not to mention… They are always smokin’ H.O.T.! Screwed was another great read from Ms. Ryan.

Screwed was a fun, sexy romance. A quick read packed full of delicious sexual tension. Hayden is a sexy man-whore you won’t be able to resist and Emery… Hayden has met his match in Emery. She’s had her share of bad relationships—she isn’t ready for another one—but a friendship should be alright, right?!?!

If you’re looking for something sexy and light, with fun-loving characters, Screwed is just what you are looking for. A fabulous quick read to make you smile. Nic

*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review*




“Tell me more about you,” Emery asks, leaning in toward me.

“What do you want to know?”

“Enlighten me.” She shrugs.

Leaning back in my seat, I cross my ankles. “My job is pretty much my life, and I love what I do. Taking an old rundown building and turning it into luxury units that rent for top dollar is awesome. It never gets old. I love seeing the transformations.”

“That’s amazing.” She nods. “What else … surely there has to be more to you than just work.”

“You want to know something deep, huh?”

She nods, eager.

I think about it for a second, and memories of my checkered past flash through my brain. But rather than watch her expression turn to one of sympathy when she learns my past, I’d rather see her face light up with a smile. “Blow jobs are my spirit animal.”

She rolls her eyes at me, but laughs.

Mission accomplished.

“You seem normal enough. What in the hell did you do to piss off Roxy?” She chuckles as she says this, and suddenly all the blood in my veins turns to ice water.

I scrub a hand across the back of my neck. “Roxy and I . . . it’s a long story, and not one I care to discuss right now.”

She pouts. “Fine. Regardless of your history with Roxy, you didn’t deny what she told me about you.”

“What exactly did she say?” Now I’m actually curious.

She shrugs, playing with the long strands of hair from her ponytail that rest on her shoulder. “She just warned me to stay away from you. Told me about your man-whore background.”

“Well, your virtue is safe. I made a deal with my business partner. No more sleeping with tenants.” I’m not sure why I’m telling her this, maybe because it’ll be easier to enforce the friends-only rule I’ve set for myself if she knows that she’s off-limits to me.

“So sleeping around in general is still fine?” There’s a mocking tone to her voice.

“Absolutely. This will be just friends.” I gesture between us. “Unless, you naughty girl, you’re trying to tempt me.” I give her a flirty wink.

She frowns and shakes her head. “Not a chance in hell. I told you. I’m done with men, and you, Hayden Oliver, by all accounts are a piece of shit.”

“Excuse me?” I cock an eyebrow at her.

“I’ve dated guys like you before. And I classify all men who think with their dicks under S for Shitty.”

“I do think with my cock on a regular basis, so I can’t argue with you there. But he’s so much more fun than my brain.”

This gets a small smile from her, and my heart beats just a little faster.

“Seriously, why would I take a chance on you and have my heart broken again?”

“Because I have a nine-inch cock and I know where the G-spot is?”

Her cheeks turn pink, belying her cool, confident tone. “Tempting, but not good enough.”


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Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.

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 her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.

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UNTOUCHABLE by Ava Marsh ~ Coming Soon~



by Ava Marsh

 Release Date: October 6th, 2015

“[A] well executed debut. . . . Readers will want to see more of this unusual heroine.”

Publishers Weekly

Untouchable is the stiletto of crime books—sleek, deadly and sexy as hell.”

—Eva Dolan, author of Tell No Tales

“A gritty, no-holds-barred thriller, with a flawed, uncompromising heroine—it had me racing through its pages.”—Ruth Ware, author of In a Dark, Dark Wood

Get tangled up in a night of sexual adventure with elite London call girl Stella.  A “stiletto” of a crime novel and erotic thriller that offers not just an intoxicating, voyeuristic peek into the world of high class escorts—but a complex, unlikely heroine that “readers will want to see more of” (Publishers Weekly).

That Stella has turned to tricks after a nightmarish past is not unusual. But the backstory that drove her into the profession—and the slow build in which Ava Marsh reveals intimate, telling details from Stella’s past—set UNTOUCHABLE apart, and make for both an utterly compelling heroine and a thrilling, grab-you-by-the-throat plot.

Stella is making do with the life she chose: managing a revolving door of men; nightly shifts spent working the phone at the rape crisis center; and troubleshooting the more mundane problems of being a working girl (how to identify your profession on a tax return?). But that all changes when a fellow escort is murdered, and there’s only one imperative left: survival.

Stella knows how easily men can get away with murder—especially when the victim is a prostitute. Determined to get to the truth, she finds herself in a deadly conflict opposite some of the world’s most powerful men. But there’s one secret every escort knows—no man is truly untouchable. . .

“With empowerment alongside the exploitation, and a brave, intelligent, unapologetic crusader of a heroine, this book is unlike anything I’ve read before. . . . [Stella] will stay with me for a long, long time,” says Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner.

We guarantee you’ll happily race through these pages. What we can’t guess is whether, by the end, you’ll be more invested in the stunning conclusion to the murder mystery—or whether you just need know if the inimitably likable Stella gets her happy ending, after all.

About the Author

Ava Marsh is a former newspaper journalist who lives in Battersea, London. Untouchable is her debut novel.



By Ava Marsh

Pre-Order on Amazon:

Berkley Trade Paperback; October 6, 2015

ISBN: 978-0-42528-113-0

YA Reads I Can’t Wait To Read With My Daughter…


I’m so excited to read Whisper If You Need Me by Dina Silver, but even more excited that I can buddy read it with my daughter, Megs. If you’re looking for a YA read for you or your teen, this is definitely one to check out!

Whisper If You Need Me by Dina Silver

Release Date: October 20, 2015

A strong-willed yet vulnerable young beauty, Julia Pearl is sixteen years old when she’s sent away to summer camp for the first time. Julia’s father and stepmother are convinced that time away from home will be good for Julia, hoping it will restore the confidence she lost when her mother disappeared five years earlier. 

Released from the emotional constraints of her new family and the ugly reputation her mother left behind, Julia finds herself reluctantly tossed into the free-spirited and often drama-infused world of overnight camp—where she quickly falls for an intensely charismatic counselor named Jack Dempsey, a nineteen-year-old college student who will prove to save her life in more ways than one. 

Rich with humor and poignancy, Whisper If You Need Me is a timeless story that will remind readers of the strength of friendship, the unwavering devotion of family, and ultimately, the power of young love.


Another YA I have been waiting to read is The Affiliate by K.A. Linde. Although I’m pretty sure Megs will beat me to reading this one

The Affiliate by K.A. Line

On the day of her Presenting, in front of the entire Byern Court, seventeen-year-old Cyrene Strohm’s lifelong plans come to fruition when she’s chosen for one of the most prestigious positions in her homeland—an Affiliate to the Queen. 

Or so she thinks. 

When Cyrene receives a mysterious letter and an unreadable book, she finds nothing is as it seems. Thrust into a world of dangerous political intrigue and deadly magic, Cyrene’s position only grows more treacherous when she finds herself drawn to the one man she can never have… 

King Edric himself. 

Cyrene must decide if love is truly worth the price of freedom.

Redemption Road (Vicious Cycle Book 2) by Katie Ashley ~NEW REVIEW~


RELEASE DATE:  October 6th, 2015

The New York Times bestselling author of Vicious Cycle plunges readers into a world of danger and desire in her newest in the Vicious Cycle motorcycle club romance series.

Looking for a walk on the wild side, Annabel Percy, the daughter of a powerful politician, starts dating a biker she knows is completely wrong for her. But she finds herself living a nightmare when she’s kidnapped and transported into a hell on earth she never could have imagined.

Born and bred into the Hells Raiders MC, Nathaniel “Reverend” Malloy lives and dies for his brothers. But when he becomes the unexpected savior of a rival club’s captive, Rev makes it his personal mission to nurse Annabel back to health—and to shelter her from the nightmares that torment her.

Once Annabel heals, she’s stunned to realize she is falling for the seductive man who saved her. Faced with their impossible attraction, can she accept the life he leads, or will Rev walk away from the only life he’s ever known for the woman he was never supposed to love?




Redemption Road by Katie Ashley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I just finished my new ultimate favourite MC book… Redemption Road by Katie Ashley was incredible!! I wasn’t ready for it to end! This book… WOW! Katie Ashley has blown my mind with Redemption Road. If you are looking for a hearts and flowers kind of romance, this definitely isn’t it. But, if you’re looking for an incredible angsty-emotional journey to blow your mind…You need to read this book!

Redemption Road is positively one of my most favourite MC reads. I’m not gonna lie, the story isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s edgy and the subject matter is deep, but it’s handled in a very tasteful manner. I can’t read stories that are too dark or depressing but, I promise you, this is book is exactly the perfect amount of dark and angsty. Now please remember the most important thing… It’s also a powerful romance.

I fell in love with Rev’s character in Vicious Cycle and now he is one of my favourite biker book boyfriends. Sexy and manly, but also tender and swoony. If you don’t fall head over heals in love with Annabel’s character—her strength, her determination to overcome her past— you don’t have a heart.

Katie Ashley has blown my mind with this book! The storyline…The emotions…So many feels that kept me wanting and needing more. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for something edgier in their next romance. I am dying to see where Ms. Ashley takes this series next. Nic

**I was provided with a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review**

FOREVER WITH YOU by Jennifer L. Armentrout ~ Virtual Signing


Forever With You by Jennifer L. Armentrout

On Sale: 9/29/2015 ISBN 13: 9780062362766

The next in an irresistibly sexy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, two free spirits find their lives changed by a one-night stand…

Some things you just believe in, even if you’ve never experienced them. For Stephanie, that list includes love. It’s out there. Somewhere. Eventually. Meanwhile she’s got her job at the mixed martial arts training center and hot flings with gorgeous, temporary guys like Nick. Then a secret brings them closer, opening Steph’s eyes to a future she never knew she wanted-until tragedy rips it away.

Nick’s self-assured surface shields a past no one needs to know about. His mind-blowing connection with Steph changes all that. As fast as he’s knocking down the walls that have kept him commitment-free, she’s building them up again, determined to keep the hurt-and Nick-out. But he can’t walk away. Not when she’s the only one who’s ever made him wish for forever…


**Jennifer will be signing any pre-ordered copies of the book for anyone who orders before 9/29

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About the Author:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russel Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes Young Adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.


She also writes Adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Gems from the XOXO After Dark Shop… Don’t miss out!


The XOXO After Dark Shop is up and running and we have some great deals for you! Our Gems From the Vault include our past favorites, now released in eBook format for a special promo price!  We’re featuring titles by top-name authors such as

  • WILLOW by Linda Lael Miller
  • LOIS LANE TELLS ALL by Karen Hawkins
  • SEDUCE ME IN SHADOW by Shayla Black
  • NIGHT SCENTS by Carla Neggers
  • REVAMPED by J.F. Lewis
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Willow WILLOW by Linda Lael Miller

An expanded, rewritten version of New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller’s heartwarming Western historical romance—originally published by Pocket Books in 1984.

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Lois Lane Tells All LOIS LANE TELLS ALL by Karen Hawkins

Susan Collins always wanted to be a hard-hitting reporter, but there’s not much call for her talents in sleepy Glory, North Carolina. Then the Murder Mystery Club—a trio of enterprising octogenarians—decides to open their own CSI lab at the assisted-living center. And when strange “accidents” begin to happen around town, Susan senses she could be on to the news story of her dreams.

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Seduce Me In Shadow SEDUCE ME IN SHADOW by Shayla Black

When a villainous wizard escapes from exile, the devastatingly sexy Doomsday Brethren must defend all magickind in the spellbinding second book in bestselling author Shayla Black’s seductive new paranormal series.

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Night Scents NIGHT SCENTS by Carla Neggers

Carla Neggers has a magic touch for weaving spine-tingling suspense with romance so sensual it takes your breath away. Here she’s at her best, in a delightful potpourri of dangerous intrigue, enchanting wit, and spellbinding desire….

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Revamped REVAMPED by J.F. Lewis

In this sequel to STAKED, antihero vampire Eric regains his corporeal form after being blown up by his nemesis, and sets out on a quest for vengeance.

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