Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Blog Tour: Review - WILD CARD by Karina Halle

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Wild Card, an all-new contemporary STANDALONE by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is available NOW!!!


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Wild Card, an all-new contemporary STANDALONE by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is LIVE!!!

Wild Card is a standalone novel and the first book in the North Ridge Trilogy about rough and rugged Canadian mountain men, the Nelson brothers. Canada’s never felt so hot.

She swore she’d never go back home.
She swore she’d never see the man who broke her all those years ago.
But you don’t always get to choose your path.
And sometimes that path is as wild and rugged as the heart.

Rachel Waters thought she saw the last of the small mountain town of North Ridge, British Columbia, when she left six years ago. But while her advertising career blossomed beneath the skyscrapers of Toronto, her mother’s sudden illness has the 26-year old returning to North Ridge to care for her, putting her career on hold while dealing with family secrets, regrets and unresolved goodbyes.

Shane Nelson has always been a bit of a wild card. The youngest of three brothers, Shane’s spent most of his life being underestimated and misunderstood. With his quiet intensity, classic good looks and thoughtful demeanor, he’s an enigma on horseback, managing his father’s sprawling ranch on the slopes of North Ridge.
But while Shane remains the quintessential brooding cowboy, complete with an arsenal of inner demons, all of that changes when Rachel steps back into his life.

She was the girl he pushed away.
Now she’s the girl who wishes she could leave.

Despite the odds, Shane will do everything to convince Rachel he needs a second chance that he doesn’t deserve but when the two of them head off into the wilderness together in search of lost cattle, more than just their hearts are at stake.

Whether it's love or lives on the line, one thing is for sure: always bet on the wild card. 






Review
4.5 Stars

Get ready for a wild ride. Karina Halle delivers a story packed with wild passion, wild chemistry, wild raw emotions, wild sex and one wild sexy man that will steal your heart. 

From the very beginning I was sucked in by the undeniable vulnerability and heartache that I sensed was to come. This author did such a great job with these characters and bringing them life and expressing their emotions that you can feel everything they’re going through. My heart ached when theirs were breaking. I cried when they were sad, confused, or hurt. My heart filled with hope when they were picking up the pieces. Shane and Rachel had so much history, so much love for each other. 

This was such a great story line. I loved how the author not only used dual POV but also gave us past and present and everything flowed so flawlessly. This was just such a great second chance romance story. I read this in a matter of hours because I was just so consumed in Shane and Rachel’s journey. Not to mention they were scorching hot together. 

Wild Card is absolutely a beautifully written story about love, forgiveness and finding your forever home. Looking forward to seeing what Ms. Halle has in store for the next Nelson brother.

**ARC received in exchange for an honest review**


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Meet Karina:

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Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books. 

Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.



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Sneak Peek - DRUNK DIAL by Penelope Ward

 


 
DRUNK DIAL
(A standalone)
Release date: 8/21/2017

A Contemporary Romance Novel

New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author  Penelope Ward 



From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him. 

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions. 

I didn’t think he’d call me back. 

I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become. 

Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets.  

Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.

A complete STANDALONE.



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Copyright © 2017 By Penelope Ward

After that evening, I hadn’t heard back from him for a few days.
Then, one night, a text came in from the same phone number I recognized as Landon’s. It was the first time he’d texted me.
I looked down to find he’d sent a photo.
I gasped.
It was a heavily tatted man set against the backdrop of the ocean at sunset. Oh, my. It was him—a selfie.
Fuck. Me. He was beautiful.
I wouldn’t have even known it was Landon were it not for the blue eyes I recognized instantly. The shaggy, caramel hair I remembered from the past was now a darker shade of brown and shorter, cropped closer to his head. His arms and his chest were inked, his body so perfect that if I squinted, it almost resembled carved stone.
I couldn’t stop looking at him. My eyes wanted nothing more than to explore the ridges and valleys of his stunning body.
Was this a cruel joke?
This was not Landon!
But, it was.
With my thumb and middle finger, I kept zooming in and out, examining the details of the ink across his chest and on his arms. There was really nothing sexier than a guy with perfect arms and a full sleeve tattoo.
Even though his lips seemed fuller than I recalled, they still curved into a familiar grin that oozed confidence. The eyes and that smile were the only traces of the boy I remembered. I wished I could’ve leapt through the screen to smell him, touch him.
“Hi, Landon,” I whispered, for a brief moment talking to the boy inside, not the man in front of me.
This Landon was the polar opposite of the Ivy League yuppie image previously in my head. The only thing the man pictured might have majored in was badassery. He looked like a rockstar, a rule breaker, displaying a sense of arousing danger—someone who must have had women from all walks of life drooling over him for the sheer fact that either they couldn’t have him or shouldn’t have him. It suddenly became clear why, as he’d alluded to, a woman might have been begging him for sex. That made me wonder if he had any secret tattoos in spots I wasn’t allowed to see.
God.
A fire was burning inside of me, and I knew it was my crush exploding into a full-blown obsession.
A self-conscious feeling came over me. If I was scared to show him a picture of myself before, now I was really hesitant.
The message that went along with the photo simply read:
Now show me you.



About the Author


Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a sixteen-time New York Times bestseller. Her novels are published in over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism and a 11-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island. 
    

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Other standalones from Penelope Ward: 

Mack Daddy: 
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iTunes: http://apple.co/2iNrIPj 
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Kobo: http://hyperurl.co/r3hv19 

Neighbor Dearest: 
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2aWvypX
iBooks: http://apple.co/29mC6L8 
Nook: http://bit.ly/2akQ2aq 
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2axt1SY 

Stepbrother Dearest: 
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1mFNMeg 
iBooks: http://bit.ly/YER0mT 
Nook: http://bit.ly/1taMFjG 
kobo: http://bit.ly/1fJaaBs 

RoomHate: 
Amazon: http://amzn.to/294lIeT 
iBooks: http://apple.co/1PgsvE7 
Nook: http://bit.ly/1PLGnSL 
kobo: http://bit.ly/1POvSnW 

Mister Moneybags: (co-written with Vi Keeland):
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Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland):
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iBooks: http://apple.co/1Wb06Cf 
Nook: http://bit.ly/2c9vRdV 
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Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland): 
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1S3LnpZ 
iBooks: http://apple.co/1Qbwy57 
Nook: http://bit.ly/29vrQhV 
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/stuck-up-suit 

Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland): 
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1MvHLg2
iBooks: http://apple.co/1PffE2J 
Nook: http://bit.ly/1EjxNpY 
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Sins of Sevin: 
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iBooks: http://apple.co/1K8mzGg 
Nook: http://bit.ly/1hTKAKE 
kobo: http://bit.ly/1OaGY3D 

Jake Undone (Jake #1): 
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1dJrHBC 
Nook: http://bit.ly/1obAwJ6 
iBooks: http://apple.co/1fJayQ8 
kobo: http://bit.ly/1SPKl0M 

Jake Understood (Jake #2): 
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1GFdves 
Nook: http://bit.ly/1FwJC0z 
iBooks: http://apple.co/1DQQwgC 
kobo: http://bit.ly/1LQ7Fvk 

My Skylar:
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iBooks: http://bit.ly/SLNOTR 
Nook: http://bit.ly/SLO1qi 
kobo: http://bit.ly/1kNrtAB 

Gemini: 
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Nook: http://bit.ly/1KfmLHD 
iBooks: http://apple.co/1QTaONj 
kobo: http://bit.ly/1BGJ2wu

Cover Reveal - WILD FOR YOU by Daisy Prescott


Today we are sharing the cover reveal for WILD FOR YOU by Daisy Prescott. This is the third book in the Love With Altitude standalone series. 

You can pre-order the book on iBooks now for just .99 cents. Links for the previous books in the series are listed below.


 

WILD FOR YOU by Daisy Prescott 

(A Love With Altitude Novel, #3)

PRE-ORDER the book now on iBooks

Amazon link will be available on Sept. 14!


BOOK BLURB:

Cowboy fantasies. Oh boy, do I have them. I blame the shiny belt buckles and those chaps. Mother of pearl buttons, those chaps.

After getting dumped by my Not Future Husband, I've decided to spend the summer in Aspen exploring new adventures. First on the list is rugged, sexy rodeo champion Justin Garrison, who seems happy to accept the challenge.

What if I fall in love with the real man behind the fantasy?


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Being the charming cowboy is an easy role to play. Whenever I'm on the back of a horse or riding a bull, everything's simple, uncomplicated. Running my family's ranch and trying to keep the past buried are a lot harder.

When my path crosses with a beautiful brunette at a rodeo, I'm not looking for more complications. Feisty Zoe Saragossa's not a typical buckle bunny and I'm definitely not her type.

Can a city girl fall for a real cowboy?


Wild for You is a standalone, slow burn cowboy romance. It's part of the Love with Altitude series of standalone romantic comedies set in Aspen, high in the Rocky Mountains.








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PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES


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NEXT TO YOU (A Love With Altitude Novel, #1)

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CRAZY OVER YOU (A Love With Altitude Novel, #2)

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

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USA Today Bestselling Author Daisy Prescott writes romantic comedies with heart. 

Her Modern Love Stories feature characters in their thirties and forties finding and rediscovering love in unexpected and humorous ways. Her Wingmen books star regular guys who often have beards, drive trucks, and love deeply once they fall. Look for her new Rom Com series, Love with Altitude, in 2017.

Born and raised in San Diego, Daisy currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband, their rescue dog, and an indeterminate number of imaginary house goats. When not writing about herself in the third person, Daisy can be found traveling, gardening, baking, or lost in a good book.

To learn more about Daisy and her writing, sign up for her mailing list here (copy and paste this link):eepurl.com/xhXb5. Send her an email at: daisyauthor AT gmail DOT com Or chat with her on Twitter (@daisy_prescott) and Facebook: /daisyprescottauthorpage, and follow her on Instagram: /daisyprescott 


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Blog Tour: Excerpt + Review - UNDER THE BOARDWALK by Felice Stevens

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Under the Boardwalk an all-new, heart-warming MM romance by Felice Stevens is available NOW!


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Under the Boardwalk
by Felice Stevens

Publication Date: August 10th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance


Blurb:


Beneath the famous Brooklyn landmark, love is hidden but not denied:

All his life, Alexi Kharpov has dreamed of traveling to unknown exciting places instead of working at his family’s frozen custard stand on the famous Coney Island boardwalk. Every year is the same until a gorgeous man picks a spot in front of his stand to sing, captivating him with his beautiful voice. After two summers of listening, it might finally be the time for him to cross that boardwalk and take a chance.

Opera singer Cameron Maxwell has traveled the world, but the sight of the beautiful man serving custard to tourists touches his heart like nothing ever has before. A summer fling might be exactly what he needs to put his problems out of his mind, but the last thing Cam expects is to want the summer to last forever.

It’s a season of discovery for both men who learn to dig deep within their heads and hearts to decide whether secrets old and new should remain buried, or if love is too important to keep hidden under the boardwalk.


Excerpt:


“I didn’t mean to shut you out before.” Cam faced him and held him around the waist. Their bodies meshed perfectly, and Alexi felt the weight of Cam’s chest and thighs press into his body.

 “I hate talking about the past. You can’t change it, so what’s the point of rehashing things? I’m all about the present and the future.”

Cam’s mouth covered his, and Alexi held on to Cam’s hips as their tongues played against each other. He lost touch with the sound of the ocean; all he could hear was the furious pounding of his heart and Cam’s heavy breathing. 

“All the time I watched you this summer, thinking you were cute and fun, never once imagining how much I’d like you.”

 “I thought about you all summer too.” No longer shy about admitting it, Alexi nuzzled into the crook of Cam’s neck. “I guess it was a good thing we finally decided to say hello.” 

“A good thing?” Cam took his face between the palms of his hands, and Alexi’s heart burst with happiness; he tried not to smile but failed. 

“I think so, don’t you?”

 “Yeah. The best.”





Review
5 Stars


Loved it! LOVED it! LOVED IT! As always, Felice Stevens delivers an amazing story full of passion and chemistry between two beautiful souls. Alexi and Cam had me smiling and falling in love right along with them.

I love this author’s ability to have you so captivated and consumed in the story that you can almost imagine yourself there. It was her way of conveying the story and details that made me feel like I could almost feel the ocean breeze on my face. I could almost smell the funnel cakes and concession stand foods. I could feel the caress of their whispered words and stolen kisses. GAH!! Felice Stevens blows me away with her amazing talent, creativity and beautiful words. She brings to life these sweet and sexy characters.

This is a story of finding your way and being true to yourself. Chasing your dreams but not giving up when comes to matters of the heart. Alexi and Cam were so loving and patient with each other. They were passionate, caring and supportive of each other. They were just absolutely a breath of fresh air. They were sweetness, and kindness and romance that made my cheeks hurt from smiling so much.

One of my favorite things about this author is the way she delivers the emotions. With every book that I’ve read they just get better and better. The emotions just pour right off the pages. Page after page you become more and more enthralled. I read this in a matter of hours because I just could not put it down. Felice Stevens does not disappoint as this is a definite must read.


**ARC received in exchange for an honest review**



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I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, My characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love, but getting there is oh so fun and oh so sexy.

I live in New York City with my husband and two children. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass (or two of red wine). I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there are bound to be a few bumps along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.


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Release Blitz - WILD CARD by Karina Halle

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Wild Card, an all-new contemporary STANDALONE by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is LIVE!!!


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Wild Card by Karina Halle
Release Date: August 15th
Genre: Contemporary Romance



Wild Card is a standalone novel and the first book in the North Ridge Trilogy about rough and rugged Canadian mountain men, the Nelson brothers. Canada’s never felt so hot.

She swore she’d never go back home.
She swore she’d never see the man who broke her all those years ago.
But you don’t always get to choose your path.
And sometimes that path is as wild and rugged as the heart.

Rachel Waters thought she saw the last of the small mountain town of North Ridge, British Columbia, when she left six years ago. But while her advertising career blossomed beneath the skyscrapers of Toronto, her mother’s sudden illness has the 26-year old returning to North Ridge to care for her, putting her career on hold while dealing with family secrets, regrets and unresolved goodbyes.

Shane Nelson has always been a bit of a wild card. The youngest of three brothers, Shane’s spent most of his life being underestimated and misunderstood. With his quiet intensity, classic good looks and thoughtful demeanor, he’s an enigma on horseback, managing his father’s sprawling ranch on the slopes of North Ridge.
But while Shane remains the quintessential brooding cowboy, complete with an arsenal of inner demons, all of that changes when Rachel steps back into his life.

She was the girl he pushed away.
Now she’s the girl who wishes she could leave.

Despite the odds, Shane will do everything to convince Rachel he needs a second chance that he doesn’t deserve but when the two of them head off into the wilderness together in search of lost cattle, more than just their hearts are at stake.

Whether it's love or lives on the line, one thing is for sure: always bet on the wild card. 


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Meet Karina:


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Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books. 

Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.


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Release Blitz - THOUSANDS by Pepper Winters

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Thousands, Book Four in the Dollar Series by Pepper Winters, is LIVE!!


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Thousands by Pepper Winters
Publication Date: August 15th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance


“Love had been stolen from me for reasons entirely my fault. But then a miracle happened, and Pim gave me something I thought was lost forever. She gave me a love I’d earned. Love that ruined me. Love that made me hopelessly hers…”

Once upon a time, I didn’t think I’d ever be normal. 

Now, I’m talking and trusting, and it’s all thanks to Elder. 

He gave me my life back, and I gave him my heart, but love stories like ours are never simple. 

I did something to protect him. 

He did something to survive me. 

We screwed up. 

And now, it’s no longer just about us. 

It’s about safety, sanctuary, and sin.



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About the Author:


Pepper Winters


Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. With 19 books currently published, she has hit the bestseller charts twenty-six times in three years. 

Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.

Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available in 2017.


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Twitter: @PepperWinters


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