THE UNSEDUCIBLE EARL by Sheri Humphries

GENRE: Historical Romance

Burroughs

About the Book

When an earl who’s given up on love and has settled on an engagement to a darling of society falls for a Crimean War nurse, he must either forsake his love or embroil them all in scandal.

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For a moment, she froze in the doorway. The earl stood at the sideboard dishing up his breakfast. He couldn’t have had any more than a few hours sleep, but he looked as though he felt much more rested than she did.

The country gentleman’s garb he wore this morning suited him. With his mahogany hair combed and his jaw clean-shaven, he seemed younger. Was it possible his posture grew even straighter when she entered?

He greeted her and offered a plate. “You’ve plenty of time before you’ll need to leave for the train. I believe your trunk is being packed now?”

The way he spoke, he might have been assuring a guest he regarded fondly. She almost gave a rueful laugh, but accepted the china and turned to the sideboard, very aware of his tall frame beside her.

She forced her attention to the perfectly prepared selections of food. She wasn’t particularly hungry and took a small portion of egg. After adding a slice of fried bread and asking the footman for coffee, she settled at the table. “I saw Captain Merrick before coming down. There was no one packing when I left my room.”

His plate loaded with what appeared to be a bit of everything, Cheriton sat at the end of the table, in juxtaposition to her. He frowned. “You’ve seen Jamie this morning?”

“Yes, I have.” In unison they picked up their coffee and took long sips. Victoria held the warm bowl of the cup with her fingertips, enjoying the spreading warmth.

She’d probably never see Cheriton again, and she preferred to think of him as a devoted, if injudicious, brother. Failing that, remembering him as an attractive aristocrat would be acceptable. Unfortunately, his ardent defense of his brother had caused her to regard him as a man of determination and steadfastness.

She’d acceded to his demand that she leave, digested her outrage and sorrow, and then been left with an estimation of him that she didn’t understand or want. For some unexplained reason, and despite their discord yesterday, he affected her in ways other men did not.

He made all her senses heighten. Her heart and lungs worked harder, her skin heated, and her body yearned to draw close. He radiated confidence and strength and something intangible that unsettled her and made her aware of his masculine and her feminine differences. His face might be too intense for some, but she found it compelling.

About the Author

Sheri Humphreys used to be an Emergency Room nurse, but today applies bandages, splints, and slings to the characters of her Victorian romance novels. She loves to ignore yard work and housework and read—usually a book every one to three days. Having conjured stories in her mind her entire life, she wondered if she were normal. Then she began putting stories to paper and became a two-time Golden Heart® finalist. She lives with a Jack Russell mix rescue, Lucy, in a small town on the central California coast.

A Hero to Hold received a prized Kirkus Star and was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016.

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A Giveaway

Sheri will be awarding a copy of A Hero to Hold and $15 in Boroughs Bucks to 2 randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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1: The Avid Reader
2: Aly’s Miscellany
3: Books,Dreams,Life
4: charline’s blog and more…
5: Christine Young
6: Dina Rae’s Write Stuff
7: Emily Carrington
8: Harlie’s Books
9: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
10: Independent Authors
11: It’s Raining Books
12: Let me Tell You a Story
13: Long and Short Reviews
14: Loving Happily Ever After
15: Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang!
16: Mythical Books
17: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
18: Queen of All She Reads
19: Readeropolis
20: Readsalot
21: Romantic Reviews
22: Straight From the Library
23: T’s Stuff
24: Turning The Pages
25: Two Ends of the Pen
26: Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog
27: Wake Up Your Wild Side
28: Welcome to My World of Dreams
29: Mixed Book Bag
30: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Sheri for this stop on her tour. Please come back again on Friday for another author, book, and giveaway.

Nancy

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LAS VEGAS TALES by Amber Malloy

GENRE:   Interracial Erotic Romance

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About the Book

Even love takes a vacation in Sin City every once in a while.

Four brown beauties tumble head first in love in the last place on earth anyone would look for it… Las Vegas!

The Guardian: Jack Stone has inherited his family’s casino. The only problem? The mob wants it more than he does. If he doesn’t play his cards right, he’ll end up dead. When his high school sweetheart drops back into his life, Jake’s got an even tougher decision — should he trust the beauty with his life and heart — again?

High Art: A brilliant painter, Bebe Noel has the goods to make it to the top… just not the social skills. With her financial situation in limbo, she must turn to her deceased benefactor’s husband for help. Will this new arrangement become lucrative for the both of them or fizzle out before it can even get started?

Beauty and the Boxer: Middleweight boxer Cristiano Díaz is in trouble. Unless he can score a quickie marriage he will be deported. He has his eye on a sexy baker, and she’s the only one he wants. Can the boxer convince the curvy vixen to marry him, or will he get knocked out before the first round?

Run, Pussycat, Run: Sullivan McNeill comes to Vegas to snatch lounge singer Kitty Carmichael, the love of his life, away from the bright lights of Sin City. When he finds out she’s trapped in a contract with the devil, he has to figure out a way to save her or lose the woman who holds his heart forever.

Read an Excerpt (from The Guardian)

The last remains of the Vegas nightlife surrounded his bar, where the showgirls from the Bellagio ignored last call. Jack Stone cleaned off the glasses with a smile. He had no choice; this town was a world of its own. Only in Las Vegas would a baby shower at the witching hour be acceptable. The star act of the Night Review was not blessing a new life with just any old nightclub but one where old Hollywood had once clamored to get in.

“To Mindy, for getting out of the dance race before she got tossed out on her pregnant ass!” The pack of Amazons cheered at their captain’s toast.

“Last ones, lovelies,” Jack called out. “It’s time to go.”

“Aw, come on, Jack, one more?” they whined practically in unison.

“Sorry, girls, the big boss would have my head if he knew I kept us open this late.”

“We could only make it over after the show.” The tallest of the tribe reached across the dark bar to touch his shoulder. “I’m sure you can pull a few strings.”

Jack kept his smile firmly in place, without allowing them to know he was immune to their charm. “Last one,” he repeated with a wink to soften the blow.

“Okay, you win.” Still sparkly from her performance earlier, the replacement showgirl took her Peppermint Schnapps down like a pro. “What do you say to dinner tomorrow night after last curtain?”

Since his return to Vegas three years ago, this was the same song and dance he went through nightly. He was hip deep in friends with benefit offers. At first he indulged in the available pool of beauties, a distraction from his true mission. It would have been easy to keep going, but the sexy woman who had just stepped into Pauline’s consumed his mind and heart.

My Review

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a Vegas groupie. I love the bright lights, the shows and, unfortunately, the casinos. One of the things I enjoyed most about this collection of short stories was the distinct flavor of Las Vegas. The second thing that pleased me was the fact that the heroines are not stick figure Barbie dolls … they all real, curvaceous women. What man wouldn’t want to sin with these ladies in Sin City???

Now to the actual collection of stories. This is where my feelings are mixed. Nothing bad, just mixed. If you’re searching for a Happily-Ever-After (HEA), you’re not going to find it here. These stories are raw, lusty, with just a hint at a possible continuation between the characters. Nothing is guaranteed. If I were going to characterize the book … it’s a steamy romp that requires a comfy chair and something cold to drink

If I had to choose a favorite out of the four stories, it would definitely be High Art. I could most relate to Bebe’s brilliantly talented, yet socially awkward heroine. And, because I do like my romance to have a hopeful conclusion, this is the story that came closest to making that promise.

If you’re looking for that snow-bound read that will keep you warm without a blanket, this might just be the set of stories for you.

About the Author

Amber Malloy dreamed of being a double agent but couldn’t pass the psyche evaluation. Crushed by despair that she couldn’t legally shoot things, Amber pursued her second career choice as pastry chef. When she’s not writing or whipping up a mean Snickers Cheesecake, she occasionally spies on her sommelier. Amber is convinced he’s faking his French accent.

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A Giveaway

Amber Malloy will be awarding $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour. 

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This is a four-week review tour. You are welcome to visit the past sites for more information on the boxed set as well as more chances to win!

October 31: Liz’s Reading Life
November 7: Emily Carrington
November 14Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
November 21Natural Bri
November 21Jennifer Macaire, Tell me a Story

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Amber for this week’s stop on her tour.

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Nancy

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TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD by Mary E. Thompson

GENRE:  Contemporary Romance

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About the Book

His life was good…

Zach Bennett was content to go to work, hang out with his family and friends, and entertain a woman once in a while. As his family found love all around him, he was content to stay single. Unattached. Happy.

Besides, he had enough to worry about with a new chef breathing down his neck for his job.

She faced the truth every day…

Gianna Brooks always wanted to work with people. She saw enough growing up to know kids need all the help they can get. They deserved to be safe. Loved. Happy.

Which is why she’s determined to get her new client into a forever home.

But the truth isn’t always good…

The last thing Zach needs is a little girl showing up on his doorstep claiming she’s his. Her social worker hot on her heels, and demanding a place to stay, definitely doesn’t make it any better. Especially with Gianna’s curvy body and bedroom eyes, and his daughter’s sad sweetness, making him consider keeping both of them.

Gianna knows she should run. Zach knows he should send them away. But neither of them can resist the pull toward the other.

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Gianna’s breath caught in her throat. The way Zach looked at her made her feel like a woman instead of just a caretaker for a little girl. He saw her. The woman beneath the mask that she carefully constructed to keep people out.

He stepped forward, holding her gaze. His lips quirked up at the edges. He knew how much she wanted him. How badly he affected her. The jerk. She didn’t want him to realize he held all the power.

Then his gaze slipped. His throat moved with his effort to swallow. He licked his lips and ran a hand through his hair. A nervous habit?

Maybe she wasn’t the only one drowning in desire.

“I know we said we wouldn’t do this again, Gianna, but I can’t resist you.”

Her heart skipped. She’d never had a man speak to her like that. Never had one who could turn her on with just a look and a raspy voice loaded with… need.

“What are you going to do about it?” she asked, cocking her hip and raising her eyebrows.

He grinned and rushed toward her. She thought about running, but who was she kidding. She wanted him to catch her.

About the Author

Mary E. Thompson grew up loving to read, like a good little girl. Many nights she would fall asleep with the flashlight still turned on as she hid under the covers trying to finish the last few pages of a book. As an adult, the light from her ereader means she doesn’t need a flashlight, but she still stays up way too late to finish a book.

When Mary’s not reading, she’s playing with her two kids or living out her own real life romance novel with her hubby. She has a weakness for chocolate, especially when it’s paired with peanut butter, and has been known to have a bad day just because there’s no chocolate in the house. Unless there’s wine. Then everything is okay.

Mary grew up in Buffalo, New York and swears she’s the only local to never ski or snowboard. Soccer was always her sport, with a couple adventures white water rafting and skydiving to keep things interesting. Mary moved to South Carolina for college but missed Buffalo every day. Yeah, she thinks she’s crazy, too. She somehow convinced her South Carolina born and bred hubby to return to Buffalo to raise their kids and live out their lives. He’s still not sure what he was thinking.

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Mary will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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1: Mello and June, It’s a Book Thang!
2: Read Your Writes
3: Author CAMilson
4: Book Magic – Under a spell with every page
5: Books,Dreams,Life
6: Emily Carrington
7: Fabulous and Brunette
8: FUONLYKNEW
9: Harlie’s Books
10: It’s Raining Books
11: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
12: Linda Nightingale … Author
13: Liz’s Reading Life
14: Long and Short Reviews
15: Mixed Book Bag
16: My Reading Journeys
17: Mythical Books
18: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
19: QUEEN OF ALL SHE READS
20: Readeropolis
21: Red Hatter Book Blog 
22: Regan Black
23: Sharing Links and Wisdom
24: Straight From the Library
25: The Avid Reader
26: Welcome to My World of Dreams
27: Wendi Zwaduk – Romance To Make Your Heart Race
28: charline’s blog and more…
29: Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
30: Sapphyria’s Book Reviews

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Mary for this stop on her whirlwind, one-day tour.

Please come back again all week for more authors, books, and giveaways.

Nancy

 

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DEVIL’S GAMBLE by Michele Arris

GENRE:  Steamy Contemporary

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About the Book

Sienna Keller saw how men used her mother, and from an early age she swore she’d never allow it to happen to her. So when she meets smooth-talking billionaire Gavin Crane, who uses his connections to help her art career, she resolves to keep things strictly professional—no matter how gorgeous he is.

Gavin might be the son of the head of the Kavanagh organized crime family, but he wants no part of that life. It’s important to him to prove to Sienna that he’s a good guy. But when she winds up in the hospital with a gunshot wound, he is driven to exact revenge. His father agrees to provide security to watch over her as well as find the man who shot her, but at a cost—Gavin must come back into the family business.

As Sienna begins to let her guard down around Gavin, seeing the kind, caring man he’s always wanted her to see, his secrets begin to pile up. Has she done the one thing she vowed never to do—trusted her heart to the wrong man?

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“It’s the most beautiful painting I’ve ever seen. You have an amazing gift.”

He slipped into an intense stare, knocking her off guard. He’d never spoken or looked at her like that before, that look of pure warmth, no flirty undertone.

“Thank you. It’s one of my favorites, as well.” She was too startled by his expressed sincerity to maintain her detached, all-business persona. A sudden, irrational yearning washed over her, the desire to want more, share more, but she pushed the feelings down, sealing them under a tightly closed lid. “I’ve made a sketch of the room’s layout and put coordinating numbers in the squares where I’d like the staff to place each piece.” She angled the paper for him to view.

He blinked once, warmth dispersed, cool blue eyes back to normal. “I’ll see that it gets done.”

About the Author

Award winning author, Michele Arris, writes steamy contemporary romance.

Michele is always plotting out her characters’ next move. Even when she’s not seated in front of her laptop writing about strong-willed, professional heroines and the complex heroes who strive to have them, she’s plotting scenes in her head.

“I love to write story where my characters are guaranteed their Happily Ever After.”

In her spare time, Michele enjoys reading all types of romance genres. She loves paranormal romance as well as historical romances, enjoys watching period classics (Little Dorrit, The Buccaneers, and Persuasion to name a few), actually looks forward to working out, is a holistic enthusiast/vitamin junkie, and spending time with family and friends – simply enjoying life.

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Michele will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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1: Author C.A.Milson
2: The Avid Reader
3: charline’s blog and more…
4: Mary Cunningham
5: Dena Garson-Real… Hot… Romance
6: Edgar’s Books
7: Fabulous and Brunette
8: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
9: It’s Raining Books
10: Jazzy Book Reviews
11: Linda Nightingale…Author
12: Lock That Door
13: Long and Short Reviews
14: Mixed Book Bag
15: My Reading Journey review
16: Nickie’s Views and Interviews
17: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
18: Queen of All She Reads
19: Readeropolis
20: Straight From the Library
21: T’s Stuff
22: Two Ends of the Pen
23: underneath the covers
24: Wake Up Your Wild Side
25: Welcome to My World of Dreams
26: wendi zwaduk – romance to make your heart race
27: Books,Dreams,Life
28: Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
29: Anna Jeffrey: I’m Just Saying…
30: Becky Flade, Author

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Michele for this return visit. Please come back again all week for more authors, books and giveaways.

Nancy

 

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A MONTANA BOUND CHRISTMAS … HO, HO, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Linda Bradley

Notes From a Romantic’s Heart is pleased to welcome back author Linda Bradley with the fourth book in her Montana Bound series, Ho, Ho, Home for Christmas.

About the Book

Chloe and John McIntyre await Maggie Abernathy’s arrival at the 617 Ranch, but snowfall has halted flights from Michigan to Montana. While Maggie and her mother prepare for a delayed departure, eight-year-old Chloe prepares for disappointment by inviting her Hollywood mother to the ranch in hopes of filling the void.

Brook’s unexpected acceptance raises the stakes for John who longs for the perfect Christmas. This cast of misfits bands together in true Montana Bound style when unexpected guests arrive and a curious dog goes missing.

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CHAPTER 1

John

“DAD, WHEN’S MAGGIE going to get here?” Chloe’s breath fogged up the picture window. Her gaze scanned the snowy Montana mountains. “I hope she makes it in time for Christmas.”
Ruffling Chloe’s dishwater-blond mane, I prayed like hell Maggie and her mother, Glad, would get here soon. Traveling had come to a halt across the country thanks to the winter storm, but at least Maggie and Glad were safe at home and not sleeping on some airport floor like the many interviewed on the news.

Feeling anxious, I massaged my temples. Wrapping my arms around Maggie and kissing her lips were the only Christmas presents I needed.

“Not sure, Pumpkin. Depends on the flights.”

Crossing paths with Maggie the summer before last was like finding a rose bush on top of a mountain while searching for gold. As much as she resisted, her heart finally won. We all won. Acquiring Glad in the deal was a bonus. Without hesitation, she’d taken a special liking to Chloe. They’d bonded instantly through their love of mischief. Glad was like the grandmother Chloe never had, and her sense of humor cut to the quick. Glad wore her heart on her sleeve and was the only one capable of giving Maggie a run for her money when Maggie needed a challenge. Glad was Maggie’s mother first and foremost, but their relationship—built on sarcastic wit, middle-naming, and genuine love—was most unique.

“Maggie has to get here.” Chloe drew a heart in the moisture on the frosty glass pane. She wrote her initials above Maggie’s, then she added a plus sign. “The snow is so thick you can barely see through it.” Chloe hummed a holiday tune between thoughts. “Just think, Dad, next year at this time, I’ll be nine and Maggie will have been here a whole year.”

Nudging the hat back from my brow, I thought about the woman who’d stolen my heart. I never dreamed in a million years I’d fall head over heels for my Michigan neighbor lady, Maggie Abernathy. Living in Grosse Pointe hadn’t been on my agenda originally, but the picture was crystal clear why I’d established residency in the Great Lake State before coming back to Montana. If I didn’t believe in fate before, I did now, and I wanted Maggie to get here as much as Chloe. We had big plans of starting a life together and this was only the beginning.

“Why couldn’t Maggie and Glad come earlier?” When Chloe spoke, deep lines appeared along the bridge of her nose.

“I told you, Chloe, Maggie’s settling things with her house. Remember when we sold our house in Grosse Pointe? It takes time. Papers have to be signed, things need to be packed, and besides Maggie wanted to spend some extra time with her momma. You can understand that, right? When Christmas is over, Glad’ll fly home. I don’t think Maggie has ever really been apart from her momma.”

I lifted Chloe’s chin with my index finger. My daughter’s soul shimmered behind her green stare. Hope should’ve been Chloe’s middle name because my girl never gave up when the chips were down.

“Glad’s house is where Maggie grew up. Maggie’s saying her last goodbye.”

Chloe’s expression tugged at my heart like the snap of a lasso when wrangling a wild pony.

“I know what you mean. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten used to being apart from my momma, but maybe that’ll change someday. Hollywood sure is a far way away.”

Chloe’s momma was nothing like Maggie, and I wondered if I’d ever shed the guilt from our failed marriage that had left my daughter living with her old man. Chloe longed for a normal household, whatever that was in this day and age. Smiling at Chloe, I wished she’d see the well of hope I carried myself.

“I guess so, but I want Maggie to be here. It’s almost Christmas. We have so much to do.”

“I want Maggie here, too, Peanut, but it is what it is.” Resting my hands on Chloe’s thin shoulders, I prayed for the skies to clear so our Maggie’s arrival was sooner than later.

“Maggie promised she’d make cookies with me. Christmas will be here before you know it. This is our first Montana Christmas, and I want it to be perfect.” Chloe leaned her forehead against the window, closed her eyes then whispered in the sweetest of voices, “Please Lord, it’s me, Chloe. I know I can be kind of a pain, but can you please help Maggie and Glad get here, and fast?”

“Come here, Peanut.” Opening my arms, I scooped my little girl up. My cheek grazed hers. Nothing compared to her soft touch when pangs of disappointment bristled.

On the outside, my daughter was as tough as they come, but on the inside, she was soft and cuddly. Chloe rested her head against my shoulder, her warm breath like butterfly kisses upon my neck.

“Are you going to marry Maggie?”

“Without a doubt.” My heart pounded as I imagined sharing life with the woman I loved. “Don’t you worry.”

“Good,” Chloe whispered. “I can feel your heartbeat against mine. I think we both love her.”

“This is where Maggie needs to be, Peanut.” Holding my daughter tight, I breathed her in. She was a wee one, but something told me the years would pass in a blink of an eye if I wasn’t careful.

“I love you, Daddy.”
“I love you, too, Munchkin.”
Outside, heaping mounds of snow grew deeper with each passing hour. If Maggie and Glad couldn’t get to the 617 Ranch before Christmas morning this was going to be some Montana-bound holiday.

My Review

Ho, Ho, Home for the Holidays is another well-written, heart felt story in the lives of Maggie, John and the adorable Chloe. The mix of romance and the holidays is one of my favorites and author Linda Bradley packages it nice with a big fancy bow!

If you like your holiday romance with a lot of feel good emotions, you’ll really enjoy this continuation of the Montana Bound series.

About the Author

Linda’s inspiration comes from her favorite authors and life itself. Her women’s fiction highlights characters that peel away outer layers of life to discover the heart of their dreams with some unexpected twists and turns along the way. Her writing integrates humor found in everyday situations, as well as touching moments, thus creating avenues for readers to connect with her characters.

Linda has an Associate Degree in Interior Design and a Master’s Degree in Reading and Language Arts with undergraduate work in Elementary Education and Fine Arts. She wrote and illustrated a children’s book titled, The Hunter for her Master’s Degree. Linda is a member of RWA, as well as the Greater Detroit Chapter of RWA.

Linda has two grown sons, lives with her husband, and rescue dog in Royal Oak, Michigan.

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It’s been my pleasure featuring this holiday addition to a wonderful series. Please come back again next week for more features, blog tours and giveaways.

Until next time, stay happy, stay healthy, stay well read.

Nancy

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MASTER ME, PLEASE by BJ Wane

GENRE: Erotic Romance

SERIES: Miami Masters (Book 2)

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About the Book

Krista Matthews thought nothing could be harder than losing her husband and Master to suicide until the man he’d entrusted her care to left her also.  By the time Dr. Dax Hayes returned from an overseas, volunteer medical tour, she thought she was over his deflection and ready to re-immerse herself in the BDSM world she needed and missed so much without his help.  One scene proved how wrong she was and after Master Dax’s timely rescue, she agrees to let him tutor her back into the lifestyle.  She hadn’t counted on her growing feelings for the strict Dom or his refusal to take her over completely, like she craved.

Dr. Dax Hayes fell for Krista Matthews the minute he looked into her blue eyes and saw the sated, content look she shared with her husband, Dr. Kurt Matthews.  He managed to keep his feelings and lust under control until his friend and colleague asked him to join him in gifting Krista with a menage for her birthday.  Knowing it was a mistake, but unable to resist, Dax succumbs to the temptation of this one-time scene, never realizing where it would lead.  A year later, after sealing his fate with a questionable act, he flees on a guilt trip only to return and discover nothing had changed-he still wanted Krista Matthews with an ache that wouldn’t be assuaged by anyone else.

Unable to resist stepping in when she gets herself in trouble, Dax again gives in to temptation and aids the one woman he can never have back into the lifestyle her submissive nature needed.  When a vindictive woman tells Krista the truth, will her feelings be strong enough to forgive him, or did he gamble everything only to lose it all in the end?

DISCLAIMER: This book is intended for adults only. It contains elements of power exchange, BDSM, including explicit sexual scenes and anal play. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase this book.

Read an Excerpt

“Why didn’t you stop?” Dax growled at the other man, each of them positioned at Krista’s sides and reaching to undo the cuffs.

“I didn’t hear her,” he snapped in defense, his posture as rigid and unapologetic as his icy tone.  “She should’ve spoken up louder.”

Dax snapped his mouth shut and turned his attention to Krista’s shaken, perspiration damp body as she collapsed into his arms.  Regardless of the less than favorable circumstances and his guilt, it felt damn good to feel the press of her soft, lush curves again.  Lust joined his rage, the two volatile emotions a bad combination when they revolved around her.  Wrapping one arm around her slender shoulders, he allowed her to bury her face in his shoulder for now as he reached for the clothes the Dom handed out.

“My apologies.”

Nodding, Dax watched the man stalk off without a backward glance and gritted his teeth against the urge to snap at him again.  His indifference to Krista’s struggles proved what an asinine Dom he was, but nothing else.  He sure as hell didn’t intend to call him back to fulfill his duties and take care of his sub.  That job just landed in his arms, and he wouldn’t turn away from it this time like he had after Kurt’s death.  Temporarily, for good or bad, she’d just become his to see to, at least for now.

“Get dressed.  We’re leaving.”

About the Author

I live in the Midwest with my husband and our two dogs.  I love dogs, enjoy spending time with my daughter, babysitting dogs and kids, reading and working puzzles.  We have traveled extensively throughout the states, Canada and just once overseas, but I much prefer being homebody.  I worked for a while writing articles for a local magazine but soon found my interest in writing for myself peaking.  My first book was strictly spanking erotica, but I slowly evolved to writing erotic romance with a touch of suspense.  My favorite genre to read is suspense.

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1: Beyond Romance
2: Books to Light Your Fire
3: Christine Young
4: Edgar’s Books
5: Fabulous and Brunette
6: Harlie Williams, Writer
7: Lock That Door
8: Long and Short Reviews
9: Mello and June, It’s a Book Thang!
10: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
11: Readeropolis
12: Romance Novel Giveaways
13: Romantic Reviews
14: Sharing Links and Wisdom
15: It’s Raining Books
16: T’s Stuff
17: The Avid Reader
18: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart
19: tory richards
20: underneath the covers
21: Wake Up Your Wild Side
22: Wendi Zwaduk – Romance to Make Your Heart Race
23: Knotty Girl Reviews 
24: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’
25: Sylv.net
26: Emily Carrington
27: Books, Dreams,Life
28. Deal Sharing Aunt 

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It’s been my pleasure taking part in today’s multi-site tour. Please take a moment to few my other post for today, another Goddess Fish Promotions author. Then, come back again tomorrow and all next week for more authors, books, and giveaways.

Nancy

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DEAD CORPSE by Nuzo Onoh

GENRE:   Horror

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Dead Corpse will be on sale for 99¢ during the tour

About the Book

When the only child of a humble medicine woman is murdered for ritual magic, she will call on all the awesome powers of her deity, the Earth goddess, and exact a terrifying vengeance on an entire village. The angry dead shall rise again and a dark cloud of terror will shroud both the guilty and the innocent in a deadly supernatural curse.

Read an Excerpt

‘Old friend, don’t you want your sweet thing anymore?’ Her voice was a gleeful shrill. Her eyes danced a merry beat as she advanced towards him, nursing her breasts in her hands. ‘Don’t you like my breasts, my poor, sad breasts who have lost their nice, little nipples?’ Her face faked a sad droop, her lips curved in a downward pout. Suddenly, her hand shot out, grabbing his shirt before he could escape, pulling him close with a strength that matched a pulley. A foul odour seeped from her skin into his nose, the stench of decay.

Eze screamed and lashed out, plunging the dagger into her neck. Again and again he struck, stabbing and screaming as she continued to hold his shirt, refusing to set him free. The blind haze began to lift from his eyes, bringing worse terror to his brain. There was no blood on his blade. There was no blood on her body. He could see the holes, the cuts, the damage done to her body by his dagger. Yet, he could see neither blood nor fright on her. A black chill covered his body as her hand reached for his head, her cold, numbing hand, her corpse hand. His knees buckled as he fell at her feet, blubbering, shaking, gasping for breath, seeking oblivion from the terror that threatened to steal his sanity.

About the Author

Nuzo is an author of horror fiction from the African continent. She has featured on numerous media platforms, spearheading this new and unexplored horror subgenre.

A British writer of African descent, Nuzo Onoh lived through the Biafran/Nigerian civil war as a child refugee, an experience that has continued to influence some of her works. She attended Queen’s School, Enugu before proceeding to the Quaker boarding school, The Mount School York, England and St Andrew’s Tutorial College, Cambridge, from where she obtained her A’ Levels.

Nuzo holds both a Law degree and a Masters degree in Writing from The University of Warwick, England. Her published works include, The Reluctant Dead (2014), Unhallowed Graves (2015) The Sleepless (2016), as well as featuring in some anthologies. Nuzo enjoys playing the guitar and the piano as well as taking long walks, haunting cemeteries and ancient gravestones. She is a strong believer of The Law of Attraction.

Nuzo’s Website | Twitter

A Giveaway

Nuzo Onoh will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow the Tour

This is a two-week tour. You are welcome to visit previous stops and return to the upcoming sites for even more chances to win.

November 6: Long and Short Reviews
November 7: fundinmental
November 8: The Reading Addict
November 9Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
November 10Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews
November 13BooksChatter
November 14The Avid Reader
November 15T’s Stuff
November 16Fabulous and Brunette
November 17It’s Raining Books

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It’s been my pleasuring hosting this stop on Nuzo Onoh’s tour. Please check out my other post for today, also a Goddess Fish Promotions tour guest. Then, come back again tomorrow and all next week for more authors, books and giveaways.

Nancy

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PROTECTING HER SECRET SON by Regan Black

GENRE:  Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Amazon | B&N | iBooks

About the Book

Shannon Nolan thought she’d escaped a nightmare world of ruthless crime – until her son is kidnapped! With nowhere else to run and no one else to trust, she puts her life in the hands of her boss, firefighter Daniel Jennings.

Read an Excerpt

In her back pocket, her cell phone buzzed, belting out the old-school ringtone she used for unknown calls and text messages. She set aside the paint cup and pulled out her phone, swiping the screen to view the text.

No words, only a picture of her son. He was strapped into a car seat, his shirt rumpled, his pale blond hair windblown, and his cheeks and eyes were red. His lashes were spiked with tears and his lower lip thrust forward in a pout.

What had happened? Then she realized what she was looking at and her heart thudded in her chest. Staggered, terrified by her worst fears, she dropped the phone as she doubled over, clutching her stomach as if she’d taken a punch.

Daniel caught the phone and steadied her with a hand at her elbow. “Shannon? What’s wrong?”

“I—I’m not sure.”

The ringtone sounded as another text came in and she grabbed the phone from Daniel.

If you want to see your son again, tell his father to cooperate.

Her stomach clenched and she clapped a hand over her mouth. Whoever was behind this had chosen the wrong leverage. She’d never had any influence over Aiden’s father. Naturally, the sender’s number was blocked, but she hit the icon to call back anyway. It rang and rang, and no one answered.

“I have to go,” she said.

About the Author

Regan Black, a USA Today bestselling author, writes award-winning, action-packed romantic suspense and paranormal romance novels featuring daring heroines and sexy heroes. Raised in the Midwest and California, she and her family, along with their adopted greyhound and two arrogant cats, reside in the South Carolina Lowcountry where the rich blend of legend, romance, and history fuels her imagination.

Regan’s Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Newsletter Sign Up

A Giveaway

Regan will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow the Tour

This is a one-day, multi-blog-site, Book Blast tour. You are welcome to visit as many of the stops as you’d like for even more chances to win.

1: A Writer’s Life
2: Book Lover Promo
3: BooksChatter
4: Christine Young
5: Deal Sharing Aunt
6: Fabulous and Brunette
7: fundinmental
8: Harlie’s Books – review
9: Harps romance book review
10: Hearts and Scribbles
11: Hope.Dreams. Life… Love
12: Independent Authors
13: Jazzy Book Reviews
14: Jen’s Reading Obsession
15: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
16: Liz’s Reading Life
17: Locks, Hooks and Books
18: Long and Short Reviews
19: Mixed Book Bag
20: My Reading Journeys – review
21: Mythical Books
22: Nickie’s Views and Interviews
23: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
24: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
25: Sapphyria’s Books
26: Sea’s Fire
27: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’
28: T’s Stuff
29: The Avid Reader
30: The Pen and Muse
31: The TBR Pile
32: Two Ends of the Pen
33: Wake Up Your Wild Side
34: Wendi zwaduk – romance to make your heart race
35: Lisa Book Blog @ LEL
36: Readeropolis
37: Queen of All She Reads – review

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It’s been my pleasure to host this stop on Regan’s tour. Please come back again all week for more authors, books and giveaways.

Nancy

 

Posted in Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense | 5 Comments

THE BOYFRIEND SWAP by Meredith Schorr

GENRE: Romantic Comedy

Amazon

About the Book

Is Christmas really the most wonderful time of the year? New Yorkers Robyn Lane and Sidney Bellows aren’t so sure. Robyn has always dated struggling creative types. For once, her parents would love her to bring someone with health insurance and a 401(k) to their Chrismukkah celebration. Her actor boyfriend doesn’t qualify. While across town, Sidney’s professional life already belongs to her parents. She’s an attorney at her father’s law firm and she works tirelessly to keep her love life private. If she brings her lawyer boyfriend to their annual Christmas extravaganza, her parents will have the wedding planned by New Year’s Eve.

A mutual friend playfully suggests they trade boyfriends for the holidays. The women share a laugh, but after copious amounts of wine, decide The Boyfriend Swap could be the perfect solution. This way, Robyn can show off her stable attorney boyfriend and Sidney’s high-society family will take no interest in her flaky actor beau.

It’s a brilliant plan—in theory. In practice—not so much. When Will turns out to be the boy-next-door Robyn crushed on hard throughout her teenage years, and Sidney’s family fawns all over Perry like he’s an Oscar-winner rather than a D-list wannabe, one thing is certain: The Boyfriend Swap might just change their lives forever.

Read an Excerpt

Piling on the incentives, Sidney said, “Have I mentioned the largest practice area in my firm is entertainment law? It’s what both my dad and I specialize in. My father invites his most prestigious clients and business colleagues to Christmas. This means networking opportunities galore for you.”

Perry pressed his lips together, appearing to ponder his next words. “Okay, I’ll do it. I’ll be Sidney’s boyfriend for a few days—in name only, of course.” He shined his baby blues on me. “I’ll miss you, but if it’s what you really want…”

I swallowed hard. It was what I wanted, wasn’t it? Why else would I be on a double date with Sidney, a virtual stranger, and her boyfriend—Will Brady? I’d agreed to lie to my parents, something I never did, just to avoid their blatant disdain for my dating choices. So what if I had an unrequited crush on Will the entire duration of my childhood? I was an adult now, and I was dating Perry. I needed to protect him from my parents’ judgement and maintain my sanity over the holiday weekend. This was what I wanted.

Then why did I feel like I was going to throw up?

“Of course it’s what she wants,” Sidney responded for me.

I nodded timidly. “Sure.” Taking a deep breath in and letting it out, I clarified my answer with a more confident “Yes.” I met Will’s eyes across the table. “As long as Will’s okay with it too.”

“What do you say, Will?” Sidney asked, sounding certain the answer would be a resounding “Yes.”

My Review

The Boyfriend Swap was a quick and fun read. Reminiscent of the rom-com holiday movies, The Holiday, Trading Christmas, and Finding Christmas, it’s all about finding that perfect (or not so perfect) man. Complete with family interference.

Best friends Robyn and Sidney cut out the whole trading house process and just switch men in order to satisfy their family’s idea of the ideal mate. As you’d expect, the results are filled with comic relief and a heartfelt holiday season.

If you like holiday-themed romances, you’ll enjoy this book.

An arc was provided by the author/Goddess Fish for my honest review.

About the Author

A born-and-bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing when she began to enjoy drafting work-related emails way more than she was probably supposed to. After trying her hand penning children’s stories and blogging her personal experiences, Meredith found her calling writing romantic comedy and humorous women’s fiction. She secures much inspiration from her day job as a hardworking trademark paralegal and her still-single (but looking) status. Meredith is a loyal New York Yankees fan, an avid runner, and an unashamed television addict.

Meredith’s Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

A Giveaway

Meredith will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow the Tour

This is a one-day, multi-blog-site, Book Blast tour. You are welcome to visit as many of the stops as you’d like for even more chances to win.

1: A Writer’s Life
2: Andi’s Book Reviews – review
3: Ashleyz Wonderland
4: Author B. L. Blair
5: Beyond Romance
6: Book Magic – Under a spell with every page
7: BooksChatter
8: Christine Young Romance Writer
9: Dawn’s Reading Nook
10: Deal Sharing Aunt
11: Dena Garson-Real… Hot… Romance
12: Emily Carrington – review
13: Fabulous and Brunette
14: Harlie’s Books – review
15: Harps Romance Book Review – review
16: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
17: In A Dream Beyond
18: Jazzy Book Reviews
19: K.T. Castle
20: Liz’s Reading Life
21: Loving Happily Ever After
22: Mello and June, It’s a Book Thang!
23: Mixed Book Bag – review
24: Mythical Books
25: Nana Prah’s Blog
26: Natural Bri – review
27: Nickie’s Views and Interviews
28: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart – review
29: Queen of All She Reads
30: Romance Novel Giveaways
31: So Many Books
32: Sorchia’s universe
33: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’
34: T’s Stuff
35: The Avid Reader
36: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart
37: Wake Up Your Wild Side
38: Wendi Zwaduk – Romance to Make Your Heart Race
39: Sharing Links and Wisdom
40: books are love – review

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It’s been my pleasure hosting this stop on the tour. Please come back again all week long for more authors, books, and giveaways.

Nancy

 

Posted in Comedy, Contemporary Romance | 4 Comments

DUETS AND DOMINANCE by Anya Summers

GENRE: Erotic Romance

SERIES: Pleasure Island (Book 6)

Amazon

About the Book

Elizabeth “Lizzie” von Klepper has a problem of epic proportions—she’s the oldest virgin in the world. Invited to perform on Pleasure Island with her best friend Solomon, she devises a plan to seduce him, and rid herself of that infernal status. After all, they shared a mind-blowing kiss a year ago and that has to count for something, right?

Solomon Ventura adores Lizzie. She’s been his best friend since their humble beginnings at Julliard, but deep down he’s yearned for her. For more. And ever since he tasted her, a stolen kiss he hasn’t been able to forget, he cannot seem to stop his mind from conjuring up myriad fantasies with Lizzie in the starring role. But he’s not the man for her. She’s light where he is dark, and his brand of love would shatter the only woman he’s ever cared about.

Will the best friends move their relationship out of the friendzone? Or will a week spent on pleasure island destroy them both?

Read an Excerpt

Lizzie hadn’t known what to expect when she saw him. They’d been friends, the best of friends, for more than a decade. Until the night of that fateful kiss. It had been nearly a year since then. Since she’d had her world turned inside out.

Solomon took her breath away. He always had, but she’d never understood the emotions she felt until the first touch of his lips on hers. His midnight hair was shorter than the last time they’d seen one another, and he had a smattering of dark stubble growth on his square jaw that was new. It made him seem more raw, less refined, and caused a low burn in her midsection. His skin always carried a trace of a tan, in contrast to her own ivory skin that wouldn’t hold color to save her life. His broad shoulders moved with a sinuous grace, muscles rippling beneath his heather gray Henley, which sculpted and fit his chest: defining, and outlining how ripped his body was as his hands moved over the keyboard.

The man, quite simply put, made love to his instrument. It was the only way Lizzie could describe how Solomon played the keyboard. His entire body was fluid and intense, leaning and swaying as his fingers moved effortlessly. He caressed the black and white keys, stroking them to sounds as he wanted them to, and left the crowd panting, wanting more. It was exactly what Liz believed love should be, especially the first time. Maybe she was naive, and that wasn’t how the world really worked. But in her opinion, it was how it should work.

She felt the same way about the flute.

About the Author

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Anya grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Anya never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an M.A. in History.

Anya is a bestselling and award-winning author published in multiple fiction genres. She also writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance under the name Maggie Mae Gallagher. A total geek at her core, when she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She currently lives in the Midwest with her two furry felines.

Anya’s Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Bookbub

A Giveaway

Anya will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow the Tour

1: Sorchia’s Universe
2: Long and Short Reviews
3: The Avid Reader
4: Beyond Romance
5: Harlie’s Books review
6: Lock That Door
7: Mythical Books
8: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
9: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’
10: The TBR Pile
11: Wake Up Your Wild Side
12: Wendi zwaduk – romance to make your heart race
13: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
14: books are love
15: Erotica For All
16: It’s Raining Books
17: Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
18: Becky Flade, Author
19: Dawn’s Reading Nook
20: Everything Marie
21: Guam Romance Novel
22: Linda Nightingale…Wordsmith
23: Mello and June, It’s a Book Thang!
24: Musings From An Addicted Reader
25: Must Read Faster
26: Rainy Day Reviews
27: Romantic Reviews
28: The Blackwood Blog
29: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart
30: Turning The Pages
31: Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog
32: Yah gotta read this

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I am pleased to have hosted this stop on today’s tour. Please come back again next week for more authors, books and giveaways.

Nancy

Posted in Erotic Romance | 4 Comments