Friday, February 07, 2014

New Releases & Giveaway


It’s that time of the week again – FRIDAY!!  And, of course our weekend giveaway.  We’ve got some really big names here as well as some new ones to introduce you to and we’ve featured J.L. Berg, Kristen Ashley, J. Lynn and J. A. Redmerski on the blog this week.


As always, we’re going to gift 5 lucky winners one book of their choice from the list below – just enter the Rafflecopter at the end of the post.


weekend giveaway feb 7


kaleidsocopeKaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley -

We've got a review, an excerpt and a giveaway at the blog -
#6 in the Colorado Mountain series
1. The Gamble -
2. Sweet Dreams -
3. Lady Luck -
4. Breathe -

5. Jagged -

When old friends become new lovers...anything can happen.
Sexy, gifted, and loyal, PI Jacob Decker is a tall, cool drink of perfection who had Emmanuelle Holmes at "hello." His relationship with Emme's best friend kept them apart for years, but things have changed. Now that a case has brought him to Gnaw Bone, Colorado, the road is wide open for Emme and Deck to explore something hotter and deeper than Emme dreamed possible. So why is she sabotaging the best thing that's ever happened to her?
It isn't easy to catch Deck off guard, but Emme does just that when she walks back into his life after nine long years. The curvy brunette had her charms back in the day, but now she's a bona fide knockout . . . and she wants to rekindle their friendship. Deck, however, wants more. Emme's always been the one; she excites Deck's body and mind like no other woman can. But a dark chapter from Emme's past overshadows their future together. Now only Deck can help her turn the page-if she'll let him . . .



never been readyNever Been Ready by J.L. Berg -
#2 in the Ready Series

Book 1 – When You’re Ready -

Leah Morgan was done with men. After barely surviving a horrendous childhood, and a boyfriend who bailed when things got rough, Leah had given up on love. Then she met him, Hollywood’s new golden boy who suddenly had eyes only for her. She tried to convince herself that one night couldn’t hurt, but after six months, the memories of his mesmerizing gaze and searing touch still invaded her every thought.

Declan James had just one rule when it came to women. Keep it simple, and never linger. That all changed the moment he met Leah. Even across a crowded bar, he could tell she was different. Sweet, with just the right amount of sass, she made him break his golden rule and now he couldn’t walk away.

When casual becomes anything but, and emotions run deep, will Leah and Declan fight their fears, or let old insecurities tear them apart? When Declan’s past comes roaring back in a way neither of them could have expected, will they stand united or be torn apart by the challenges that lie ahead?

It was only supposed to be one night, but only forever will do.

***This book contains adult language, brief periods of violence and sexual content. Not intended for readers under the age of 18.***


BE-WITH-ME-rr1-300x451Be With Me by J Lynn -

#2 in the Wait For You series

1. Wait For You -

1.5  Trust In Me -

We've got a release Blitz and a giveaway -

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wait for You

Do Teresa and Jase have a real shot at getting together or will life get in the way?

Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she's in love with her big brother's best friend, but he hasn't spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, life-changing kiss. Then she got out of a terrible relationship. Now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good. It's time for plan B: college. And maybe she'll have a chance to convince Jase that what they have together is real.

Jase Winstead has a huge secret that he's not telling anyone—especially not his best friend's incredibly beautiful sister. Even though he and Teresa shared the hottest kiss of his life, he knows that his responsibilities must take priority. He certainly doesn't have time for a relationship. But it doesn't help that all he can think about is kissing the one girl who could ruin everything for him.

As they're thrown together more and more, Jase and Teresa can't keep denying their feelings for each other. But a familiar danger looms and tragedy strikes. As the campus recovers, the star-crossed couple must decide what they're willing to risk to be together and what they're willing to lose if they're not. . . .



song of the firefliesSong of the Fireflies by J. A. Redmerski -
Check out our review here -

Brayelle Bates has always been a force of nature. Even as a child, Bray's wild and carefree spirit intimidated everyone around her. The only person who's ever truly understood her is her best friend, Elias Kline. Though every fiber of her being wants to stay with Elias forever, Bray can't bear the thought of him discovering her agonizing history. She's done everything she can to keep him at arm's length, including moving away. But their undying bond was too strong a pull to deny, and Bray couldn't survive without him. Now she's back home with Elias, and things have never felt more right-until one fateful night changes everything.

Elias vowed never to be separated from Bray again. So when she decides to flee in a desperate attempt to escape her destiny, Elias knows he must go with her. As the two try to make the most of their circumstance, taking up with a reckless group of new friends, Elias soon realizes there's a darkness driving Bray he can't ignore. Now in order to save her, he'll have to convince Bray to accept the consequences of their reality--even if it means losing her.

(95,000 words)




boundBound by Lorelei James -
#1 in her new two part Mastered Series

Read our review -


In the new Mastered series by New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James, a woman’s desire to shatter her inhibitions leaves her unprepared for where that erotic journey will take her….

Former small-town girl Amery Hardwick is living her dream as a graphic designer in Denver, Colorado. She’s focused on building her business, which leaves little time for dating—not that she needs a romantic entanglement to fulfill her. When her friend signs up for a self-defense class as part of her recovery after an attack, Amery joins her for support. That’s where she meets him.

Ronin Black, owner of the dojo, is so drawn to Amery that he takes over her training—in public and in private. The enigmatic Ronin pushes Amery’s boundaries from the start, and with each new tryst, Amery becomes addicted to the pleasure and to him. But when Amery senses Ronin is hiding something, she questions her total trust in him, despite the undeniable thrill of his possession….



take twoTake Two by Laurelin Paige -

He’s ready for his close up, but she’s the one calling the shots.

On the night of her graduation from film school, straight-laced Maddie Bauers fell completely out of character for an oh-my-god make-out session with a perfect stranger. Complete with the big O.

Seven years later, that romantic interlude is still fresh in her mind. That stranger is now a rich and famous actor. And she’s one very distracted camera assistant working on his latest production. She might consider another tryst…if he even remembers her.

Micah Preston does indeed remember Maddie. Too bad he’s sworn off Hollywood relationships. He allows himself as much sex as he likes—and oh, he does like—but anything more is asking for trouble. For the woman, not for him. Yet knowing Maddie could want more than a movie-set fling doesn’t stop him from pursuing her like a moth drawn to hot stage lights.

But as the shoot nears its end, it’s decision time. Is it time to call, “Cut!” on their affair, or is there enough material for a sequel?

Warning: Contains a dreamy movie star hero, a focus-pulling heroine, off-the-charts instant chemistry, steamy sex in near-public locations, and a new use for lip gloss.


saving quintonSaving Quinton by Jessica Sorensen -
book 2 in the Nova series.

Book 1 – Breaking Nova -

From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Breaking Nova comes a gripping story about what it takes to save the one you love . . .

Nova Reed can't forget him-Quinton Carter, the boy with the honey-brown eyes who made her realize she deserved more than an empty life. His pain was so similar to her own. But Nova has been coming to terms with her past and healing, while Quinton is out there somewhere, sinking deeper. She's determined to find him and help him . . . before it's too late.

Nova has haunted his dreams for nearly a year-but Quinton never thought a sweet, kind person like her would care enough about a person like him. To Quinton, a dark, dangerous life is exactly what he deserves. And Nova has no place in it. But Nova has followed him to Las Vegas, and now he must do whatever it takes to keep her away, to maintain his self-imposed punishment for the unforgivable things he's done. But there's one flaw in his plan: Nova isn't going anywhere . . .



shreddedShredded by Tracy Wolff -

first in her new Extreme Risk series

In this intense and exhilarating New Adult series debut, a hotshot snowboarder and a rebel with a cause try to let go of the past—and find a future with each other.
Twenty-one-year-old professional snowboarder Z Michaels is the bad boy of Park City, Utah. He’s always had his pick of any girl in town—and on the competition circuit. But underneath his cool exterior is a young man in turmoil, trying to take the edge off tragedy by overindulging in sex and shredding the slopes. In fact, Z’s rash behavior is a thinly veiled attempt to blunt his emotional suffering with physical pain.
Ophelia Richardson isn’t like any girl Z has ever met. Though she’s from New Orleans, she’s no Southern belle—and she’s not shy about being miserable in frozen, godforsaken Park City. But after nearly dying in the same drag-racing accident that killed her boyfriend, she needs a place to heal, both physically and emotionally. The last thing Ophelia wants right now is a boyfriend—especially one as rich and reckless as Z. But Ophelia soon discovers that he isn’t what he seems. If anything, Z may be even more damaged than she is.
Feeling alone in the world, Z and Ophelia find a connection unlike any they’ve ever known. But their tormented pasts pull them in every direction, forcing their relationship into a downhill slide before it even begins—unless they can find the strength in each other to trust, grow, and love again.


a mllion guilty pleasuresA Million Guilty Pleasures by C. L. Parker -

#2 in the Million Dollar Duet

1. A Million Dirty Secrets -

For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes a tempting new novel of secrets, lies, and redeeming passion.
Two million dollars secured Noah Crawford the most enticing woman he has ever known. Initiating Delaine Talbot into a sensuous world of pleasure took them both to the brink—again and again. But when Noah discovers why the beautiful innocent sold her body to the highest bidder, he’s faced with the hardest thing he ever had to do: Set her free. 
Lanie can’t believe Noah would let her go. Doesn’t he know they share a bond deeper than sex—a connection too powerful to sever? Not even a treacherous enemy out to destroy Noah or the dark secret haunting the multimillionaire can keep them apart. But first Lanie has to show him that he belongs to her, even if it means risking everything for a love that can never be bought or sold.
A Million Guilty Pleasures is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences


enticing interludeEnticing Interlude by Michelle Mankin -

#2 in her Tempest series

1. Irresistible Refrain - – currently only 99 cents

To the talented vocalist Justin Jones, love is merely a game that he plays by his own rules.
But to Bridget Dubois, love and heartache are one and the same.
Broken too many times before, the delicate beauty keeps her emotions carefully concealed. Bridget has her own set of rigid rules when it comes to men. She prefers to avoid them altogether, especially dangerously seductive auburn haired emerald eyed players like Justin.
But the new lead singer of the rising rock band Tempest doesn't like to be ignored. Justin is used to getting what he wants, and now he’s set his sights on Bridget.
Suddenly, it’s no longer a game.
What do you do when the one you can’t have turns out to be the one you can’t live without?
As the pressure builds, will it temper them or will it shatter them both like fragile crystal?


worth itWorth It by Nicki Destasi -

Anna lives every day the best she can while struggling against the demons that threaten to consume her and drag her back into the darkness of her troubled past. The last thing she needs right now is a guy, especially one as sweet and sexy as Jed.
When the attraction becomes too strong to resist, she gives into it. Even when she knows it’ll only end in disaster and leave her more her scared and broken than she was before.
Jed wants to find the right woman and he’s drawn to Anna by carnal magnetism, but she also brings out an alpha side of him that he’s never known. When his alpha rears its head, it triggers memories in Anna and her carefully crafted wall of protection begins to show cracks.
When fate and misunderstandings threaten their already delicate relationship, can they survive? When Anna’s demons threaten to be unearthed and Jed’s inner alpha only seem to make them worse, can they overcome?
Is it even worth it?
WARNING: This book includes graphic violence, sex, and adult language. Not recommended for readers under 18.




i see londonI see London by Chanel Cleeton -

Maggie Carpenter is ready for a change—and to leave her ordinary life in South Carolina behind. But when she accepts a scholarship to the International School in London, a university attended by the privileged offspring of diplomats and world leaders, Maggie might get more than she bargained for.

When Maggie meets Hugh, a twentysomething British guy, she finds herself living the life she has always wanted. Suddenly she's riding around the city in a Ferrari, wearing borrowed designer clothes and going to the hottest clubs. The only problem? Another guy, the one she can't seem to keep her hands off of.

Half French, half Lebanese and ridiculously wealthy, Samir Khouri has made it clear he doesn't do relationships. He's the opposite of everything Maggie thought she wanted…and he's everything she can't resist. Torn between her dream guy and the boy haunting her dreams, Maggie has to fight for her own happy ending. In a city like London, you never know where you stand, and everything can change in the blink of an eye.

This is a New Adult romance recommended for readers 17 and up.



a fighting chanceA Fighting Chance by AJ Sand -
-This is NOT contemporary romance.
-This is NOT erotic romance.
-This IS a story about human nature at some of its absolute worst. It's dark and probably intense and a little disturbing. It's violent, too.
Jesse Chance is a bastard.
And that’s all he heard his entire life growing up once news got out that he was the illegitimate child of womanizing ex-con, Henry Chance.
Stuck in Glory, Texas, a town too small to escape the sins of his parents, Jesse turned into exactly what everyone expected him to be: a lover of liquor and women, and so good with his fists, he became a teenage champion of the secret underground fighting rings that float around the South, while doubting the only people who ever believed he could be more, his ailing mother, and his girlfriend, Drew Hallisay.
But determined to make his mother’s dying wish come true, he enrolled in a college on the East Coast, far away from his past. Jesse Chance is reborn into a new life, and set on keeping Glory, Texas--and Henry Chance--in his rear view.
Until a visit from his father in the middle of the night changes everything.
Forced to return to Glory to prevent a tragedy, Jesse is soon back on the fighting circuit with Drew's help and facing the history he was so desperate to escape, the part of him he would prefer to hide.
As he slips back into his old ways--Henry Chance's ways--he finds himself torn between the guy he was and the one he’s been struggling to become. And in a world dead set on betting against you, can you ever really overcome your past… or your destiny?
-17+ due to adult language, sexual content and violence.
It's long - 118k words



ravage meRavage Me by Author Ryan Michele -
After spending the last two years stuck behind bars for a crime she didn’t commit, Harlow ‘Princess’ Gavelson’s time inside has finally come to an end, and she’s ready for revenge. Unfortunately, being the daughter to the Vice President of the Ravage Motorcycle Club cuts into her plans, as orders must be followed. Trying to settle back into this life is proving difficult when the tables are turned and the woman who framed her is out for blood. Lucky for Princess, growing up in a MC has taught her how to hold her own.
After spending years in hell overseas, Donavon ‘Cruz’ came home to lose the very thing he went into hell for, sending him to the darkest moments of his life. Joining Ravage two years ago was his safe haven, and he protects his family at all costs.
When a dark-haired bombshell struts into the club’s shop, he’s caught off guard but immediately knows she’s the one he’d do anything for. Tough as nails, and taking no crap from anyone, he’s captivated by a woman who could handle this life. Trying to meet the needs of the MC business and follow his heart proves to be difficult when the two collide, and lives are at stake.
Can these two find a way to be together, or will the needs of Ravage cost them everything, including their lives?




the minaldi legacyThe Minaldi Legacy by Courtney Cole -

“I’m a monster, Eva. There’s no saving a monster. But I love that you want to try.”

Luca Minaldi is rich, powerful and mesmerizing. He’s also a reclusive enigma. He lives in Malta, a fairy-tale place filled with sunshine and sea, beauty and secrets. And Luca’s darkest of secrets is the best-kept of them all.

Eva Talbot moves to Malta to finish her doctoral dissertation in Psychiatry. When she meets Luca, there is a very real and instant attraction that she has never felt before. But even still, she senses the darkness that lives within him.

Eva is hired to care for Luca’s mother, a woman who suffers from dementia. It is Luca, however, that Eva will eventually risk everything to save… as the legacy that plagues him continues.

As the darkness swirls ever more tightly around her, Eva realizes that no matter how hard she tries, she might not be able to save Luca without losing herself.

Eva and Luca are thrust into a world where their love is tested and darkness reigns. Amid chaos and treachery, love and hate, Luca and Eva learn one important thing.

Love is dangerous.

But it also might be the one thing that can save them all.



spicySpicy by Lexi Buchanan -
#2 in her Bad Boy Rockers series
#1 - Sizzle -
This book can be read as a standalone and has a HEA ending - NO cliffhanger.
Because of screwing up with Callie, during the summer, I’m drowning my sorrows with drink and women…or that’s what I’m trying to do, but it isn’t working. Every time I close my eyes all I see is Callie, her long flowing blonde locks, her slim curvy body with legs that go on for miles and breasts that make my mouth water. She’s become my weakness and I have no idea how to make amends for my past sin…
It’s been weeks since Reece left me without a backwards glance, and I’m an idiot because I’m finding it difficult to move on and forget him. It doesn’t help that my best friend, Thalia, is engaged to his best friend, Phoenix. But tonight I intend to change all that and maybe do a little flirting with another guy and see where it leads…and who knows, it might even make the pain in my ass realize what he’s missing…
Mature Content





We’re going to give five winners each a Kindle eBook of their choice from the titles listed in this post. You’ve got 36 hours! For your chance to win, just enter the Rafflecopter below and Good Luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. If I only choose 1 it would be Kaliedoscope

  2. I would choose A Million Guilty Pleasures!

  3. Definitely Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley.

  4. Once again, too many choices. I guess I'd go for Ravage Me.

  5. Ravage Me!!! Looks so good and I'm on a MC kick right note!

  6. Happy Friday :-)
    I'd choose Kaleidoscope or Ravage Me!

  7. Shredded or I see London. Thank for the giveaway!:)

  8. I would choose A Fighting Chance by AJ Sand or Ravage Me by Author Ryan Michele

  9. I would choose A Fighting Chance by AJ Sand or Ravage Me by Author Ryan Michele or Be With Me by J. Lynn or Shredded by Tracy Wolff or Spicy by Lexi Buchanan or Worth It by Nicki Destasi or Song of the Fireflies by J. A. Redmerski.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!! :D

  10. Thanks for the giveaway. I would choose Bound by Lorelei James

  11. Bound or Kaleidoscope. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. I would choose Be With Me...or maybe Bound. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

  13. The book I would want is Ravage Me

  14. Take Two! I really, really want to win this! Please..... :)

  15. So many great choices. Bound is one read I am really looking forward to.

  16. Song of the Fireflies by J. A . Redmerski

  17. Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley would be my choice.

  18. I want spicy bad boy rockers :)

  19. Ravage Me by Author Ryan Michele, Please! Thanks for the chance

  20. I am on a Kristen Ashley marathon right now so I have to have Kaleidoscope please! Thanks! =D

  21. The Minaldi Legacy by Courtney Cole

  22. Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley, thanks for the giveaway!

  23. I would probably choose The Minaldi Legacy or Worth It.

  24. Ravage Me. I haven't read any of this new motorcycle gang trend.

  25. If I'm lucky enough to win... I would love Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley

  26. A Million Guilty Pleasures would love to win his one
    Bertie Welck

  27. Cierra Rider-Licano7 February 2014 at 17:40

    Be With Me

  28. I would love Ravage Me by Ryan Michele

  29. Shredded. Thank u for the giveaway.

  30. Another great week of's hard to choose. First choice would be Kaleidoscope by KA. Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. Jennifer Thompson7 February 2014 at 18:20

    So many great choices!! But either Bound or Spicy. Thanks for the opportunity! :)

  32. I would choose Ravage Me or Worth It. Thanks!

  33. Maybe take two or jessica sorensen

  34. If I absolutely had to choose, I'd choose A Fighting Chance by AJ Sand. :)

  35. If I won I would pick Take Two. It sounds really good!

  36. Kaleidoscope, is the one I'd like!

  37. Ravage me by ryan michele or saving quinton by jessica sorensen

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  39. Bound or both authors!
    Thanks for the chance.

  40. I would choose Never Been Ready. I loved the first one.

  41. Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley

  42. I would want to win Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley

  43. A million guilty pleasures by C L Parker
    thank you,
    ginger robertson aka robertsonreads

  44. The Minaldi Legacy by Courtney Cole

  45. Spicy by Lexi Buchanan! thank you!!!

  46. Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley

  47. Thanks for the giveaway! Kaleidoscope by KA

  48. Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley! I love her, and she's my go to author!

  49. Be With me by J. Lynn, Thanks for the chance :)

  50. many great choices of books! I would like Shredded! Thank you.


  51. So hard to choose, but I think I'd choose Song of the Firefliies! Thank you!

  52. hard choice by Lorelei James can't be beat

  53. Be With Me by J. Lynn

  54. Saving Quinton by Jessica Sorensen
    Thanks for the chance!

  55. Saving Quinton, would be the book. Thank you for this giveaway

  56. Enticing Interlude by Michelle Mankin

  57. Saving Quinton by Jessica Sorensen. Thanks for the GA!

  58. Definitely Bound! Lorelei James is my all time favorite author!

  59. Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley. Thanks for the chance.

  60. Saving Quinton by Jessica Sorensen

  61. A Million Guilty Pleasures by C. L. Parker

  62. Thanks for the giveaway! I would choose Saving Quinton by Jessica Sorensen!!

  63. Spicy, thanks for the giveaway.

  64. Gah so many I want but if I can only pick one I'll go with Be With Me since I have already read the rest of that series so far and love it.

  65. I already have Bound, so I would want Spicy Bad Boy Rockers by Lexi Buchanan.

  66. So many great books, but I would choose to read: I See London by Chanel Cleeton :)

  67. I would Choose Bound by lorelei james