Sunday, 31 May 2015
Saturday, 30 May 2015
Series: Brothers of Ink and Steel
Author: Allie Juliette Mousseau
Genre: New Adult/Sports Romance
Release Date: May 26, 2015
Liam Knight, a sexy panty-melting, hard-bodied streetfighter and renowned tattoo artist, is rising up the ranks of the UFC Middleweight Division, but he’s about to get knocked out by his past.
Quinn Kelley is a semester away from becoming a college graduate when her mother’s death sends her spiraling, forcing her to go back to her hometown and a past she can’t outrun.
Nearly a decade ago, Liam and Quinn fell in love while surviving on the city streets together, but they were torn apart by one irreversible night. Now each has moved forward without the other, but like a tattoo on the heart, absolute love creates a lasting burn.
Quinn has kept a tight rein on her emotions, but with the passing of her mother, the foundation she’s built begins to crack. Will seeing Liam again crumble her fortress to the ground, uncovering the flame that still burns? Or will it extinguish the fire forever?
Liam’s tough exterior and resentful demeanor hides more than a wounded heart. He’s tormented by guilt over what happened to Quinn—and the secret he kept, even from her. But revealing his secrets would require unearthing the all-consuming monster he keeps caged in the darkest part of his soul, the one that threatens to devour him.
When they’re given a second chance, will they let go of their fear and pride and let the flame between them become one?
Or will the heat burn them both?
REVIEWED BY Melinda Lazar for Jo&Isalovebooks Review Team
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Burn by Allie Juliette Mousseau
This is book two in The Brothers of Ink & Steel series and while it can certainly be read as a standalone, I definitely recommend you read Dare first because it was equally fantastic.
This book was such an incredible journey not only for Liam & Quinn, but also for us. Book one touched a little on what Quinn had been through in her young life, but here we are given both the nitty and the gritty and it is truly heartbreaking.
I wasn't prepared for this but I absolutely fell in love with Liam. Big, strong, tough. Loving, kind-hearted, just downright sexy! The things he went through and what he did for Quinn just reduced me to tears and tugged at my heartstrings.
Quinn is also a character that you cannot help but love. After everything she'd been through, she still had a smile and her faith in Liam. She is amazing. She is a survivor.
To read and understand what Quinn and Liam had gone through makes you realize what amazing characters with great depth and appeal Allie Juliette Mousseau has created and developed. I had smiles, laughter and tears throughout and I loved every bit of it.
I love that we got to know the other brothers a little more in this book and I really can't wait for their stories. It's also interesting learning the different dynamics between them all and with Quinn.
The story alternates both in point of view and also between the past and present and both are done brilliantly, causing no confusion. I loved this book and would definitely recommend, however there may be triggers for some.
**arc received in exchange for honest review.
Reviewed for Jo&IsaLoveBooks Blog
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Allie Juliette Mousseau is a USA Today Bestselling author.
She can always be found writing, playing in puddles with her children, hiking with her husband, or adventuring somewhere in the world. Her favorite place to write on warm days is outdoors, but when the weather gets too cold, she'll be inside at her desk inspired by the mountain view from her home office in Montana where she lives with her loving husband, children, and golden retriever. She loves to travel and lived for three years in her RV with her family while visiting the national parks and forests of the U.S. and a couple Canadian provinces. She is excited to add all of Canada and Alaska in the near future!Sign up for Allie's Newsletter: http://goo.gl/Oyw8G2
Wild After Dark Anthology By Helena Maeve, Elizabeth Caldwell, Wendi Zwaduk, Aurelia T. Evans, Nan Comargue and Lucy Felthouse
Why I Write Paranormal Ménage - Darker Nights
By Nan Comargue
I love writing ménage. One woman, two men. The only reason I haven’t written “and more” stories is because I can’t figure out who goes where. Truthfully, it’s often difficult to keep track of three vigorous participants – especially when two are supernatural beings like in my new erotic romance story, Darker Nights, part of the Wild After Dark anthology.
All that’s good about the fantasy of being the exclusive object of a man’s affections is doubled when there are two men and one lucky, lucky woman. But it’s not always easy to convincingly show how the heroine reached this place where she is ready to break free from the conventions of heterosexual monogamy and become open to loving more than one man (or vampire…or werewolf).
In Darker Nights, the heroine Delia Darker, an attorney in her family law firm, is as demure as her first name suggests. But her legacy is much darker. For generations, the family firm has represented immortal beings, including vampires and werewolves. So Delia has the weight of hundreds of years behind all her family’s warnings not to get involved with a client.
Delia isn’t the kind of woman who just jumps into a sexual relationship with sexy vampire Caleb and hot werewolf Mark, no matter how attracted she is to both males. To ease her into it, I showed how, as a young law student, she was overwhelmed by her attraction to much (as in centuries, not decades) older vampire, Daniel Carton. Yes, their sex scene at the beginning of the story sort of violates the rule against showing sex with partners other than the heroes but I thought it set up the progression better than simply showing Delia struggling to fight her desire for two immortals – she’s been there before.
As for Caleb and Mark, they’ve got different motivations. Yes, they want Delia, but Caleb also believes in an old prophecy that says two immortals turned on the same night will seek out the same mate. Mark is more skeptical. The story shows how the very real connection he feels to Delia eventually wins him over. The prophecy soon becomes secondary to the connection all three feel.
Even after some fantastic sex and extended time together, Delia continues to have doubts. Her struggle shows how difficult it is to overcome lifelong boundaries and taboos. Mark and Caleb are persistent but also know when to give her space after she pulls back and tries to end the relationship.
In the end, making an unconventional ménage work is, well, hard work, just like any other relationship. Even for immortals.
Excerpt from Darker Nights:
Delia’s head was spinning but it wasn’t from the loud pulsing music, the surging crowd or even the bloodwine she’d drank far too much of. It was the company.
For the past two hours, Mark and Caleb hadn’t left her side. They’d pressed the drink on her and watched as she’d drunk down the thick, sweet nectar. They’d taken her to the private owner’s lounge where the music had become background rather than being aggressively upfront. She could look down at the crowd below, dancing and kissing and even fucking in dimly lit corners and feel a part of it. The energy found its way inside her, making her hot and restless.
She lifted her hair from where it clung to the back of her neck and felt Caleb’s lips replace it.
She smiled to herself.
He’d been doing that a lot tonight. What had started with a guiding hand at the small of her back as they’d made their way through the crowd had turned into an arm draped across her shoulders then the press of his hips against her ass as she’d leaned over the low balcony to look at the dance floor. The kisses were the best. Cool and fleeting, like a short mist of rain to quiet the worst of the fire within her.
But it wasn’t enough.
Blurb for the Wild After Dark anthology:
Beyond the Poison Chalice by Helena Maeve
Coveting the enemy is simply to die for.
Claudia Salizar has given blood, sweat and tears to the tenuous armistice between the factions that inhabit St. Louis. She rules the north side with an iron fist, striving to keep the peace between vampires, werewolves and humans no matter the cost. Stumbling across two mysterious intruders who may jeopardize everything she’s worked for is no small inconvenience.
Steal Your Soul Away by Elizabeth Coldwell
In Brighton, the undead come alive when the sun goes down. Can a vampire and a werewolf put their differences aside and enjoy the ultimate threesome?
Angelique is not like other burlesque dancers—she’s been a vampire for over two hundred years. She meets hot, young sculptor Tom, and his friend, Lucas, a lycan. Desire and distrust mix in an explosive combination as Angelique is drawn closer to both.
Taken in by Wendi Zwaduk
Find what you need at the Store Front. Blood, sex...we have it all just for you.
The Supernaturals have taken over the earth, leaving the humans to serve them. The Store Front is one place for the Supernaturals to find partners for feeding and sexual needs. Vic, a wolf shifter, and Gale, a vampire, have a special human female they love to visit.
Intervention by Aurelia T. Evans
It starts as an intervention for a friend. It ends in bloodshed, lust, betrayal and death, as love often does after dark.
When Emily’s husband, Land, calls her to come down to the warehouse district at sunset, she thinks it’s just another job for their para-extermination company. However, he tells her that he’s finally caught Matt, the third member of their team, who was bitten by a werewolf a few weeks ago.
Darker Nights by Nan Comargue
Lawyer Delia Darker’s world becomes very dark when two new clients turn out to be immortal vampires – and her long-time fantasy.
Delia Darker works at her family’s law firm serving vampires and other immortals. She’s suddenly thrown into the nighttime world of music, partying and incredible sex. How can she resist spending the night with Mark Lyons and Caleb Jennings?
Sated by Lucy Felthouse
A human, a vampire and a werewolf walked into a bar. Sexy is what happens next.
Since getting together with her vampire boyfriend, Ace, Aneesa is enjoying a sex life she could never have with a human. Aneesa is checking things off her sexual bucket list at a rate of knots. So when Ace proposes a threesome with his werewolf friend, Barton, Aneesa’s definitely up for it.
Like the sound of Wild After Dark? Buy it here.
About Nan Comargue:
Nan Comargue is a thirtysomething romance and erotic romance writer who has been reading romance novels all her life. She prefers sexy confident heroes who win over slightly introverted heroines (read: nerdish types) but she writes about everything from angel-warriors to cowboy ménage.
Nan blogs about her writing journey and other interesting topics (zombies!) here.
Nan is Canadian, eh? So naturally she's written a contemporary romance with a professional hockey player as the hero (and a librarian as the heroine).
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Friday, 29 May 2015
Jaylinn McCormick had finally found the man who makes her life
complete. After putting the most terrifying night of her life behind her, she’s moving on. Suddenly, unexpected life altering
events have Jaylinn spiraling in an unknown direction. Will she be able to survive?
Cooper Cahill finally found a balance in his life. He’s got the girl he always loved, business is thriving, and his baseball career is grand slamming down a new path. One phone call threatens to destroy his perfect life.
Can Cooper help Jaylinn dodge this curve ball life has pitched in her direction? Will the love
they’ve found in each other be enough? Or will Jaylinn walk away from it all?
About the author
USA TODAY bestselling author Megan Smith is a New Jersey native who creates the memorable characters her fans have grown to adore. Smith is a wife and mother, who makes time for her family, professional life and the creation of the characters. Fans of The Love Series - Trying Not To Love You, Easy To Love You, Hard To Love You, Let Me Love You, A Christmas To Love You - are captivated by relationships, special bonds and family ties pervasive in Smith's emotional, energized and engaging work.Website: www.authormegansmith.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/authormegansmith Twitter @AuthorMSmith Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pinterst.com: www.pinterest.com/authormsmith Instagram: www.instagram.com/authormegansmith Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/Y4MXb
Thursday, 28 May 2015
Release Day Blitz for Kellen's Redemption by Aden Lowe
Title: Kellen's Redemption By: Aden Lowe Release Date: May 28th, 2015 Genre: MC Romance / Action & Suspense Romance Series: Hell Raiders
Synopsis: Outlaw MC President Kellen and debutante/illegal arms dealer Vicki face many challenges before they can explore their interest in each other, beginning with staying alive. Sparks fly between the two when they meet for a gun deal, but Kellen doesn't know the Russian mob has put a price on Vicki's head. He and his Club could end up in the middle of all-out war as paid guns. Does Kellen like Vicki enough to risk his neck by getting involved?
Can Vicki trust his help? Or is he another part of the trap her father's old foes have laid? How will she know the difference before it's too late?
ExcerptThe edge of the mattress bumped his knees and he lowered them both across the bed. Her hips welcomed him, arching up to meet his thrust. Nails stroked lightly across his neck, dragging a ragged groan from him. "You'd better get rid of these clothes before I tear them off you, baby. I can't wait." That voice grabbed him by the balls and spurred him on. Kellen stood long enough to kick off his boots and folded his cut across the back of the chair against the wall. Jeans and shirt followed. "You better get rid of that dress, little girl, before I finish ripping it off you." A lazy smile curved her lips. "I dare you." A surge of pure heat settled in his belly. "I was hoping you'd say that." The torn edge of her gown felt thin as tissue between his fingers as he lifted it away from her body. The tear ended at the top of her shapely thigh, tempting him to rip it the rest of the way and reveal all of her. But no. He'd looked forward to this moment too much to rush. He fully intended to take his sweet time. Instead of devouring her immediately, he dropped to his knees beside the bed. The fancy shoes intrigued him, the way they emphasized the delicate arch of her foot and the fragile bones of her ankle. Rather than remove them, he kissed along the curve of her instep and found his way to her calf. An impatient noise came from her and she moved to pull away, but he held her fast. "Kellen, please, this is not time for foreplay." She hissed a little when his tongue found the back of her knee. "Little girl, this ain't foreplay. This is me making every inch of you mine." The moan of frustration she made brought a smile to his lips. She would be as finely tuned to him as his bike before he finished, ready to respond to his every thought.
Hang Out With Aden
Title: One Wild Ride
Series: Lords of Mayhem Series #2
Author: Shyla Colt
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: June 6, 2015
Beneath her bubbling persona, Josephine Brooks hide a dirty little secret. Her obsession with M.C.’s stems from a source much closer to home. As the daughter of a reformed club whore, she’d always wondered about the lifestyle and her father. When the sparks fly between her and Moose while they help plan, her best friend Juliette’s wedding, she finds herself dragged head first into the life nearly destroyed her mother. On and off she’s struggling to find her role in Mayhem when the past comes to call.
Moose left Canada hell bent on freedom with no strings attached. He found his place as Secretary of the Lords of Mayhem. When his best friend gets engaged, it’s a given he fill the role best man. What he didn’t count on was the explosive chemistry between him and Joey. Torn between his need to roam and her offer of love he runs hot and cold. The choice becomes even harder when unexpected complications arise.
Shyla Colt grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has lived a variety of different places thanks to her wanderlust, interesting careers, and marriage to a United States Marine. She’s always loved books and wrote her very first novel at the age of fifteen. She keeps a copy of her first submission letter on her desk for inspiration.
After a lifetime of traveling, she settled down and knew her time had come to write. Diving into her new career like she does everything else, with enthusiasm, research and a lot of prayers, she had her first book published in June of 2011. As a full-time writer, stay at home mother, and wife, there’s never a dull moment in her household.
She weaves her tales in spare moments and the evenings with a cup of coffee or tea at her side and the characters in her head for company. A self-professed rebel with a pen. Her goal is to diversify romance as she continues to genre hop, and offer up strong female characters.