*~*~* RELEASE DAY BLITZ: The First Taste by Jessica Hawkins @jess_hawk

 

 

 

 

Title: The First Taste
Series: Slip of the Tongue #2
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: August 4, 2016

 

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Andrew Beckwith has already devoted his life to one girl—and as far as he’s concerned, she’s all he needs. The rough-around-the-edges bad boy left his reckless ways behind six years ago when his daughter Bell was born. To the female population’s dismay, he’s unapologetically single. When Bell’s mother walked out on them years ago, he vowed never to let another woman close enough to hurt them again.Amelia Van Ecken isn’t just another woman. She’s an independent, smart, and savvy businesswoman who doesn’t have time for sex, much less love. In the midst of a drawn-out, bitter divorce, all she wants is to bury herself in work. But when sharp-tongued Amelia and stubborn Andrew cross paths, sparks fly—and burn. Two things are obvious in an instant: they want each other, and they’re from different worlds. It’s the perfect formula for an off-the-charts one-night stand. After all, it’s not as if opposites ever attract.

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5 stars

If it were possible I’d give this book six stars. This is going in my top 5 of 2016. It’s been a while since I’ve read a book where every single character was likable.

Amelia- a new age woman who has balls of steel but realizes just because a woman can doesn’t mean she has to.

Andrew- a man’s man who doesn’t let gender stereotypes define him

Bell- a balls to the wall kid who rolls with the punches (I mean seriously…child goals)

If there’s one thing Jessica Hawkins knows how to do it’s angst. She has this ability to create characters who are so perfectly flawed that you find yourself falling in love with all of their broken pieces and seeing their cracks as a unique way to see the light within.

Amelia…With a marriage that fell apart, Amelia, has sworn off men. Her only concern is putting her hard work into avec…and getting even with Reggie. A company may not keep her warm at night, but a company also doesn’t have the ability to cheat on you with its coworkers wife. She doesn’t have time for a relationship, but when Andrew offers her the sweetest deal she’s heard in a long time why not indulge a little.

Andrew…Devoting his heart to his daughter is the only thing that matters. There isn’t room for anyone else- Bell comes first. Always has, always will. But when a one night stand has him questioning his priorities and wanting to make space for someone else to revere as high of a spot as Bell, Andrew doesn’t know how this makes him feel.

An absolute must read!!

 

 

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Excerpt
“What’re your plans tonight?”She scoffs. “It’s Friday night. What aren’t my plans? I have drinks with friends in an hour, then a late dinner, and who knows after that.”

“Cancel them.”

She gapes at me. “Cancel my plans? Why would I?”

“Come out with me. Sadie says there’s a place around here with great pizza.”

She laughs, tilting her head and exposing the smooth column of her throat. “First, I don’t eat carbs, so there’s no way you’re getting me to do anything with the promise of pizza. Second, I just told you—I don’t date.”

“And neither do I.”

“Then why are you asking me out?” she asks.

“Because despite what you may think, I am a gentleman, and it’s only good manners to buy you dinner first.”

“First?” she asks, wrinkling her nose. “What’s second?”

We stare at each other. I let her figure it out on her own. It’s rare to meet a woman like me, someone who truly has no interest in finding a partner. I’ve heard that claim from enough girls to know when they’re bullshitting me, and unless Amelia is a Grade-A con artist, she definitely isn’t looking to get serious.

When she understands, the wrinkles on her forehead ease, and she parts her lips. I answer with a knowing smile. Suggesting sex within half an hour of meeting someone might normally get me slapped, but I get the feeling Amelia appreciates a more direct approach.

“I don’t date,” I say, “but I’m still a man with eyes.”

She makes no secret of looking me up and down. “You’re not my type either,” she warns. “I like men who carry a briefcase and see a barber regularly.”

I run my hand through my black hair, which I know is too long. “How’s that working out for you?”

She narrows her eyes. “Fine. Perfect.”

“I have some tattoos too,” I say. “And ride a motorcycle. Since that’s normally how I get most girls, I suppose those are turn-offs for you.”

“They are,” she says immediately, straightening her shoulders. “I’ve never understood the appeal of a bad boy.”

“Then tonight, we’re a match made in heaven, aren’t we? It shouldn’t be hard for either of us to say goodbye afterward.”

She bats her eyelashes a few times, not because she’s flirting but because she’s thinking. Considering. Which means it’s basically a done deal. I’ve never gotten this far with a girl only to have her walk away. “Why even bother with dinner?” she asks.

I take a moment to study her, her shoulder-length, perfectly coifed blonde hair. Her defined red lips that look like a heart when pursed, which is often. Yeah, based on the fact that I’m noticing details—something I try not to do anymore—I know I’m feeling her tonight. Most guys would jump at the opportunity to skip the small talk, but that doesn’t really appeal to me. I like women, always have. Just because Shana fucked me in the head doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate them. Doesn’t mean I don’t want to spend time around them—just so long’s it’s surface stuff.

I don’t want to scare her off by suggesting I might want to have a conversation with her, so I just shrug. “Because I’m starving.”

“I’m not hungry.”

“Indulge me then. I need my energy.”

“For what?” she asks.

I arch an eyebrow at her. I’ll definitely need my energy for a night with her.

She reads my expression and her cheeks redden. “Oh.”
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Jessica Hawkins grew up between the purple mountains and under the endless sun of Palm Springs, California. She studied international business at Arizona State University and has also lived in Costa Rica and New York City. To her, the most intriguing fiction is forbidden, and that’s what you’ll find in her stories. Currently, she resides wherever her head lands, which is often the unexpected (but warm) keyboard of her trusty MacBook.

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~*~*~ COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY ~*~*~ Coast by Jay McLean

 

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COAST (Kick Push 2) – by Jay McLean

Series: The Road #3, Kick Push #2

Cover reveal date: May 23, 2016

Release Date: June 7, 2016

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One life-changing summer.

One boy.

The boy.

The boy who offered me safe touches and heart-stopping smiles – smiles he shared with his son.

We filled our days with porch-step kisses,

filled our ears with laughter,

filled our hearts with love.

Deep, soul-aching, desperate love.

But love is misleading.

It’s an invisible, fleeting moment.

Somewhere between false adoration and pure hatred comes an emotion, a vulnerable need, a single desire.

It lives within the ones who miss it, who crave it,

who know better than to expect it.

Love is relentless.

Even when that love turns to hate, turns to loathing,

turns to pain.

Love should heal you.

But it can also break you.

Believe me, I know…

Because I’m Becca Owens – a broken girl…

…And he’s Josh Warden – the boy who broke me.

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Jay is an avid reader, writer, and most of all, procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, or devouring some tacky reality TV show. She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her smile, make her hurt, and make her feel. For publishing rights (Foreign & Domestic) Film, or television, please contact her agent, Erica Spellman-Silverman, at Trident Media Group.

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~*~*~ COVER RE-REVEAL & GIVEAWAY ~*~*~ Third Base by Heidi McLaughlin

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Ethan Davenport is already Boston’s most eligible bachelor. In his second season with the Boston Renegades he has set his eyes on the girl behind the visitors’ dugout.

That girl is Daisy Robinson, a journalism student at the University of Boston and a die-hard Renegades fan.

But with new found love comes challenges and Ethan and Daisy have to deal with his crazy schedule, school finals and his presence on her campus for some much needed media training.

For Ethan nothing can come between him and Daisy, until a secret that she’s been keeping threatens to destroy them both.

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Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.

When she’s isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games

 

~*~*~ RELEASE BLITZ, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY ~*~*~ Wherever It Leads by Adriana Locke

 

 

Title: Wherever It Leads
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: February 15, 2016

 

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Smooth. Sexy. Irresistible.

Those qualities equal only one thing.Big. Freaking. Trouble. 

Brynne Calloway knows that anything that seems too good to be true usually is. Fenton Abbott and his cashmere voice, Adonis body, and a magnetism like no other clearly falls into that category. But what’s life without a little risk?

It was supposed to be a rebound, an uncomplicated escape from reality. But nothing ever goes as planned. Fenton turns out to be so much more … in ways Brynne never sees coming.

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The plane begins its ascent, the engines roaring to life. Fenton whips out a file from his briefcase and gives it a once-over. Again, I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do and it’s killing me.I pull my Kindle out of my bag and try to become invested in a second-chance romance about a rock star, but it’s nearly impossible sitting next to him. Each time I become engrossed in the words, he moves and my senses are assaulted by his proximity. The third time this happens, I search the ebook for ‘cock’ and start reading a sex scene. I need some form of undoing and if that has to be done via fictional character, so be it.

The heroine is taking the hero into her mouth when a low rumble radiates beside me. Startled, I look up and see Fenton smirking.

“What?” I push the power button on my e-reader and place it on my lap. I realize the jet has leveled off and it’s quiet in the cabin. “What are you looking at me like that for?”

“Just wondering what you’re reading.”

“Why?”

“Because,” he says, his eyes darkening, “your entire posture changed. Your lips parted, your breathing became labored. I’m intrigued.”

“I don’t think you’d be interested in this.”

“Trust me—if it gets that kind of reaction out of you, I’m definitely interested.”

Dragging in a lungful of air, I remember Presley’s pep talk and decide I have nothing to lose.

I switch on the tablet and find the page. “She drew his cock into her mouth, stroking his shaft as she licked a pool of semen from the tip.” I glance over my shoulder and his eyes are wide. I wink. “A growl escaped his throat as she stroked his velvety length, running her tongue—”

“Enough.” He snatches the Kindle from my grasp and places it on his briefcase. “Fucking hell, Brynne. Do you want fucked right here?”

 

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Wherever It Leads is one of my favorite books so far this year. This book just grabs your attention from the very first sentence. We quickly see that Fenton is not a man to mess with, and he seems used to getting what he wants. And after finding a lost cell phone, he wants Brynne.

Brynne has not had an easy year. After being cheated on by her boyfriend, her brother goes missing, and it just seems like nothing is going right for her. Then she loses her cell phone, and she feels like the universe is out to get her. That is until she meets up with Fenton to retrieve her lost phone.

Fenton was already attracted to Brynne from the pictures that he saw on her phone, but was not prepared for the reaction he would have to seeing her in person. Brynne was literally speechless when she saw Fenton. He was undeniably gorgeous and intense, and she was instantly drawn to him.

The day after meeting, while they’re on their first date, Fenton makes Brynne an offer that she knows she should refuse, but her heart and her head are in conflict over the decision. Her BFF, Presley, helps convince Brynne that taking Fenton up on his offer would be good for her, and it would only be a rebound anyway. Brynne agrees, but after being with Fenton after only a short time, she knows that her heart is at risk of being broken once again.

Fenton doesn’t believe in love. He planned to spend time with Brynne and get to know her, but he hadn’t planned on the emotional pull that he would have towards her. The closer they get, the more torn Fenton becomes. He knows that there is a secret that he has to let Brynne in on, but knows that he will lose her once she finds out. Once everything is out in the open, will Brynne be able to forgive Fenton? And what will he lose to ensure that Brynne gets what she wants most?

Wherever It Leads was simply amazing. The characters were incredible, and the storyline keeps you drawn in from beginning to end. Highly recommend.  5 well-deserved stars.

 

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USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.

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~*~*~ NEW RELEASE & GIVEAWAY ~*~*~ Love on the Horizon by AM Madden

Title: Love on the Horizon

Series: A Breaking the Rules Novel
Author: A.M. Madden
Genre: Contemporary Romance Stand Alone
Release Date: January 25, 2016
Love isn’t always smooth sailing.

Graduating from college is supposed to be a promise for excitement and limitless possibilities. But for unemployed Rebecca Stanton, the highlight of her day is sitting in her parents’ home with a pint of Chunky Monkey while watching The Bachelor. Desperate for change and inspired by a late night commercial, she stumbles onto a job opportunity with a new cruise line, packs her bags, and sets sail toward her new destiny. 

Life is full of an endless supply of exciting possibilities for Marco Puglia. The tall, dark, handsome, ITALIAN Cruise Director with Sunset Cruise Lines is practically a celebrity in the cruising industry. When Marco adds Rebecca to his staff, he soon discovers it is both the best and worst decision he’s ever made. The beautiful siren has captured his attention and ensnared his heart. An intense attraction like theirs doesn’t follow the rules, even one that forbids a boss/employee relationship.

Will their blatant mutiny force their newly found love aground, or will Rebecca and Marco find love on their horizon?

Love on The Horizon is a contemporary romantic comedy meant for readers who are 18+ due to mature content.

“This is a wonderful romance. It’s one of the best love stories I’ve read in awhile. There’s enough angst, conflict, and tension to keep you turning pages. And, enough warm fuzzies to keep you interested.” – ✮✮✮✮✮The Twisted Book Curmudgeon

“This story by A.M. Madden is another perfect read. It is a lighthearted love story with characters that you can relate to. The writing is amazing and the story will suck you in.”– ✮✮✮✮✮Cover to Cover Book Blog

“I’m telling you, you don’t want to miss this hot, laugh out loud book. Marco is a swoon worthy character that will set your panties on fire!!! I highly recommend Love on the Horizon by A.M. Madden. Five out to sea stars!!!”-✮✮✮✮✮Iowa Gal

Amazon Best Selling Author, A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author.

“It’s all about the HEA.”

A.M. Madden’s debut novel was Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. In Back-Up, A.M.’s main character Jack Lair caused readers to swoon. They call themselves #LairLovers, and have been faithful supporters to Jack, as well to the rest of his band, Devil’s Lair.

A.M.’s stories are heartfelt, realistic romances. A.M. believes that true love knows no bounds. In her books, she aspires to create fun, sexy, realistic romance that will stay with you after the last page has been turned. She strives to create characters that the reader can relate to and feel as if they knew them personally.

A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while spending quality time with her three handsome men. She loves the beach, loves to laugh, and loves the idea of love.

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~*~*~ COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY ~*~*~ Hopeless Vows by Rachael Duncan

Title: Hopeless Vows
Author: Rachael Duncan
Genre: Contemporary Romance Standalone
Release Date: February 22, 2016
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It was a social experiment that was supposed to lead to my happily ever after. The rules were simple:

1. Marry a complete stranger chosen for you by a panel of experts.
2. Live together as man and wife for eight weeks.
3. Make a decision to stay together or get a divorce.

Call me crazy, but I had complete faith in the process, until I saw who was waiting for me at the end of the aisle.
Austin James has never met me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t know him. With no other choice, I say my vows and pray I can make it through the next eight weeks. Then I’ll leave. What connects us is my best kept secret, and I’ll protect it at all costs even if that means walking away from the only person I’ve ever cared about.

Wanting to get the focus off of me, I ask, “What about you? Why did none of your past relationships work?”

 

He stares straight into my eyes and says, “Because they weren’t you. I was looking for you my whole life and never knew it.” He doesn’t blink, his stare unwavering as he sears his declaration into my mind.

 

“Nice line.” He’s making me uncomfortable, putting me on edge and getting closer than I’d like.

 

“It’s not a line. I believe everything happens for a reason, and I believe my other relationships failed so that they’d lead me to you.”

 

Fate. Is that what this is?

 

 

No, it’s karma being a bitch. He doesn’t know what I know. If he did, he wouldn’t be spilling this poetic bullshit about us being destined for each other.

Rachael Duncan is an Army wife to her amazing husband, Steven, and mother to their beautiful daughters, Natalie and Zoe. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and went off to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in political science. With initial plans to work in politics, she moved to Washington, D.C. and worked on Capitol Hill for a House Representative. After a short time, she realized it wasn’t for her and began pursuing other careers until she started writing.
She’s author of Tackled by Love and The Lies and Truth Duet.

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~*~*~ RELEASE BLITZ, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY~*~*~ Can’t Slow Down by Lizzie Hart Stevens @lizziehstevens

 

 

 

Title: Can’t Slow Down
Series: Consumed by Love #2
Author: Lizzie Hart Stevens
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: January 6, 2016

 

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Coen Walker has finally found the one girl he’s willing to trust his heart to, but everything is conspiring against them. There’s someone dangerous standing in the way of their finish line — secrets waiting to explode, and emotions are running high.

Lexi Taylor’s possessive ex boyfriend, Patrick will do everything in his power to steal his girl back. Whether she goes willingly or not. If he can’t have Lexi, no one can. Especially not Coen Walker.

This relationship in on thin ice and Coen can’t slow down or he could lose the one person who means everything to him.

 

 

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Kia’s Review:
This book is book 2 in a series so I would highly recommend reading book 1 before reading this one.
Now that that is out of the way…..Can’t Slow Down picks right up where Fast Lane left us hanging (yeah Ms. Stevens you left us hanging and you know it lol) and it reels you right in. Much like the first book this one was fast paced and I was able to read through it in one sitting (ok ok it was good and I couldn’t put it down). If you thought Lexi and Coen’s week has been crazy so far you HAVE to see what happens next. This book through me for a few loops and I loved every one of them ! If you are looking for a fast paced quick romance read you won’t be disappointed! And if you’re looking for a romance with a HAWT tattooed hunk you def have to grab this one! Great job!
4 stars
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Lizzie Hart Stevens is a devoted wife and mother living in beautiful Western Canada.
Her interests include writing, reading, music and tattoos. When she isn’t busy trying to keep up with her kiddos, you can find her deep in her writing cave or buried in a steamy hot read. She’s a sassy one, with a sexy imagination and she cannot wait to share her stories with you.
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