31 July 2015

Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | SLATE by Kelly Gendron

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Slate by Kelly Gendron Blog Tour (@KelGendron)
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 21st, 2015
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions (@BookEnthuPromo)

29 July 2015

Book Review | Punching and Kissing by Helena Newbury


Unless he can teach me how to fight, I’m dead. But our feelings for each other could destroy us both. When an illegal underground fight leaves my brother in the hospital, I make a desperate deal to save his life: I volunteer to fight in his place. In thirty days, I’ve got to walk into the ring, a woman in a man’s world...and I’ve never even thrown a punch. I have one chance to survive. I need a badass who can teach me to be as tough as him. I need Aedan O’Harra, the blue-eyed, Irish beast of a man who everyone fears.

As we spar and wrestle, I begin to see the man inside him, the one no one else can. It gets harder and harder for us to control our feelings. Can I help him break free of the dark secrets that haunt him and can we save each other, or will we both be defeated? Because neither of us is ready for how dark and desperate this fight will become.

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It’s morbid, it’s bloody, it’s awesome. Punching and Kissing lived up to its name, and I can’t help but to love and savor every single page.

Because this girl? Ahh, she’s a brave girl. That or she’s pretty much crazy to get herself in that kind of situation. She may or may not have a choice, but one thing is for sure – she has to go through with it because she couldn’t bear the consequences. There is only one man who can help her…

Aeden – he was danger personified. He was done with his past, and he told himself he wasn’t coming back into it. Until she came into his life and begged for his help. He was the only one who can help her. There was no way she’d survive the situation and get out alive. He wasn’t sure at first, but how can he possibly resist this girl who had caught his attention the first time he ever laid his eyes on her? It took some time, but he agreed to helping her.

His control was tested whenever they’re together. He was trying his best to stop the attraction and the urge to be with her. But every time they’re together, she consumes him. His past always gets in the way, it was the only thing that was stopping him from wanting her.

And it didn’t take that long before they finally gave in. It was a total explosion – the feelings and attraction that they are trying to caged in is finally out, and there was no way of stopping it. Definitely sexy, steamy and can set your readers on fire!

Nevertheless, there is still that pressing situation that needs to be addressed; Aedan’s past and Sylvie’s present. Can they survive? Will their love be truly enough?

There were so many heart-stopping moments in the book, interesting and jaw-dropping twist. You can’t help but want to know how is everything is going to play out, and if this two would have their happy ending. The powerful story line Helena Newbury had with Punching and Kissing is enough to get you hooked. 

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•Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.•

20 July 2015

Cover Reveal | Legend by Katy Evans

(Real series #6)
Can love really conquer all? – Book 6 in Katy Evan’s breakout New York Times bestselling series that began with REAL.

Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | Discovering Delilah by Melissa Foster

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Book Review | Playing With Trouble by Chanel Cleeton


The author of Flirting with Scandal presents her second book in a sexy contemporary romance series about three sisters in a powerful political family, the scandals that threaten to destroy them, and the passion that drives them…

The daughter of one of the Senate's most powerful figures, Blair Reynolds was ready to become the ultimate political wife—until she caught her fiancĂ© cheating on her wedding day. Law school is a fresh start, her shot at putting the pieces of her life back together. That’s the plan, at least. Until trouble comes in the form of her Torts professor, the man whose arrogance infuriates her in class but haunts her private fantasies.

Graydon Canter had a fortune and a place on all the hottest "Thirty under Thirty” lists, until a series of personal missteps nearly destroyed his career. A year teaching at a D.C. law school is just the break he needs to get his life back in order, as long as nothing—and no one—trips him up.

When Blair and Gray are forced to work together, their explosive attraction becomes impossible to resist. But Gray’s demons have drawn him dangerously close to the edge, and Blair has spent her life playing by the rules. Will she break them for a shot at love?

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Flirting With Scandal (Capital Confessions #1)
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What happens when the proper girl threw all caution to the wind and goes after what she wants?

Blair Reynolds had done it according to her parent’s wishes. She was ready to become the perfect political wife, until she caught her fiancĂ© cheating on her on her wedding day. It wasn’t just her heart but she was humiliated beyond belief. She was the victim, and yet her parents seem to blame the scandal on her.

As a compromise, she enrolled herself in a law school. Not so prestigious, but no one had pulled some strings. She was admitted on her own. She was beginning to put her life together, or so she thought until meeting the hot Tort professor, the one who never fails to call on her during class. She hates him, but she’d be blind not to see how tempting her professor is.  He’s definitely sex on sticks. Too bad he’s off limits.

Graydon Canter isn’t perfect. His life was in shambles after the divorce and he’s starting from scratch too. He was on top on his career when he stumbled down. Another mistake would be detrimental to his career. So, he settled into teaching – not his passion but enough to get his life back together.

But there’s this student who is temptation personified. Are they both strong enough to fight it? When fate throws them together, would they be strong enough to resist?

Two people who were given a second chance in their lives found each other in the most forbidden circumstances. I already like Blair in Flirting with Scandal. She’s a kind girl and she deserves a happy ending. And now, she’s fighting for it. Better believe it! She may have started out a little weak, a little apprehensive, but as the story goes- you can notice the change in her. The strength and courage that grew within her. It was just beautiful. That scene when she laid herself bare, and vulnerable and fought for her feelings – all hands down to Blair. She’s really, really worth it. Would Gray see it?

Gray has his demons, and he’s working on it. His past isn’t stellar, but he’s on his way to change. It’s one thing I like about this story: the realness of Gray. He isn’t your perfect prince charming, he’s scarred, he’s scared, he’s past would make your mothers warn you away from him. But people do change, all we have to do is to give them the chance to prove it. Blair took the risk.

Every single reader has this book they couldn’t wait to get their hands on. And once they did, nothing or no one can disturb them and their readers. I have read the first book in the Capital Confessions series and loved it right from the beginning, once I got a glimpse of the next one in the series – excitement was overflowing. I just knew I have to read this book, and I did – way before the publication date (thanks to Netgalley and Chanel!). I was not disappointed. The feeling of anticipation never wavered since the moment I was done with that sneak peek found on the first book, until I finished this book. I didn’t think there was any boring moment – my emotions were up and about. No boring moments anywhere in the book. It will keep you awake all night long like it did to me, and you’ll never leave on the edge of your seat. The mystery just got thicker, and everything is a little sexier. Forbidden romance is never this sexy. Capital Confessions is the reason why I miss Scandal less.

And once again, Chanel Cleeton left her readers with much anticipation as she gives us another mouthwatering, jaw-dropping sneak peek on the last book in the series. To-die for!

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Originally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise and a fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure. 

Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her husband.

Chanel writes contemporary romances. She is published by Harlequin HQN, Penguin/InterMix, and Penguin/Berkley and is the author of the International School, Capital Confessions, and Wild Aces series.

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03 July 2015

Book Review | Taming Lily by Monica Murphy


Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren, Emma Chase, and Maya Banks, the anticipated finale in New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy’s sexy contemporary romance series about three fiery and determined sisters with their own ideas about life and love.

I’m in trouble. Again. And instead of facing my problems head on, I’ve run away. Far away this time, and no one can catch me—not my two younger sisters, Violet and Rose, not my father, my grandmother, or that witch Pilar who wants to take control of my family’s cosmetics company. Now I’m in Hawaii, enjoying the sun and the sand and water, where nobody knows the hot mess known as Lily Fowler. And I’m loving every minute of it.

But someone is watching me. Following me. He’s gorgeous. And soon we’re talking, and against all my instincts, I reveal bits and pieces of myself to Max. It feels good, though I know he can’t be the man for me. These sudden feelings we share are way too complicated, too fraught, too intense.

Then everything explodes and I’m forced to return home. My intentions have always been true, but now everyone’s mad at me. I don’t know who to turn to anymore . . . except to Max. He’s who I want to trust. But I’m not so sure I should. Maybe it’s worth the risk—and what-ifs be damned. . . .

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OWNING VIOLET (The Fowler Sisters #1)
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Lily had been the most interesting among the three Fowler sisters. That’s why I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her book. Finally! I am going to get inside her brain, and yes, she might get her happy ending just like her sisters.

But first – Lily is nothing without trouble. Or that’s what I thought. Trouble finds her, or she just doesn’t give a d*mn to what other people might think of her. She gives the paparazzi something to look forward to.

This time, her kind of trouble might be something serious. Especially since she taunted Pilar before running away. This time, she made sure no one knew where she is, even her sisters. She enjoys her vacation time under the sun in Hawaii. No press, no troubles, no one knew her and she was loving every single moment of it. Until she notices someone was watching her.

He was hard not to notice. He’s sexy, gorgeous and her knight and shining armor. Who would blame her if she bares her soul to him? It was seemed he understood her. But she had to remind herself that this was just temporary. When she goes back, she needs to face reality. Orrrrr – reality can wait a little bit. Because Max brought out something in her that she wants to explore. It was complicated, it was intense, it was dangerous, it was trouble. But she is Lily Fowler, and trouble is her middle name.

But he was not what she expected him to be. When she wakes up not finding him, she returns home and faces her problem. She wanted to spill, she wanted to tell someone, but she was afraid no one would believe her. She wanted to tell Max, but she wasn’t too sure if he was worth to trust. After the way he left her…

Among the three, I must say this one is my favorite. I get to know the complicated Lily, what is inside her head, why is she acting that way and how she finally stood still and fought. She can be vulnerable (unbelievable, right?), but Lily is a strong woman. And Pilar, OMG. Finally, she got what she deserves (although I think she deserves more than that – I totally hate her). She’s off the charts devious and I can’t believe she resorted to that kind of thing.

The support Lily got from her sisters was overwhelming, that includes their men as well. Their father did something surprising too. Family will always be family. No matter what you did in the past, whatever it was, when you ask for help – they’re the ones who would never disappoint you.

Its one ultimate package: romance, lies, deceit, blackmail, and a whole lot of steaaaaaamy scenes that will have you squirming in your bed.


I write books. I have the best job ever. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Writer of new adult contemporary romance-ish stuff. Published with Avon and Bantam. Mom and wife. Native Californian.
For more information, please visit my website at http://monicamurphyauthor.comor sign up for my newsletter (copy and paste the link into your browser):http://bit.ly/IW5U0y
I'm also known as USA Today bestseller romance author Karen Erickson (http://karenerickson.com).

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