Friday, July 18, 2014

New Releases and Giveaway

Well. I know it’s been a while but the weekend giveaways are back.  Woohoo!!  This week we’ve got some fantastic new releases to share with you with some old faves and new faces.

 

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 july 18

 

beautifully doneBeautifully Done by Riley Mackenzie

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Diagnosis: Borrowed time

Treatment: Trust

Prognosis: Beautifully Done

Asher Craig drives fast, flies high, and screws hard. But make no mistake, he’s a gentleman.

He learned way too young that we’re all on borrowed time. Fair or unfair, you only get one ride. He vows to live for the moment because it’s the only time he owns. The past is beyond his control and the future may not exist. With his only loyalties being his family, he thrives for that edge where plunging over is always in the realm of possibility.

When a beautiful familiar face tilts his axis, he re-examines everything and realizes that second chances are overrated and a lifetime of firsts are irreplaceable. In the end, it’s not her medical degree but his trust that needs to prove that the ride together is worth it ... until it’s Beautifully Done. ***Author's note*** This can be read as a stand alone novel, however, it does contain spoilers from Beautifully Awake. We recommend reading Chase and Lili's story first.

 

 

 

 

more than foreverMore Than Forever by Jahttps://www.facebook.com/jaymcleanauthory Mclean - book 4 of the More Than series.  Seriously high quality NA Romance

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-LUCY-
There is a love so fierce it cannot be measured.
A heart so strong it will never slow.
There is a promise so sure it can never lie.
He promised me that love forever.
Even when it wasn't enough.

-CAMERON-
Forever. Everlasting. Eternal.
There is no measure of time.
No sounds of the ticking of a clock.
Just the rising and falling of the sun.
And our own sense of forever.

But our forever isn't always.

 

 

 

perffectly normalPerfectly Normal by Jaden Wilkes - book 2 of the Beast series

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Take a girl like Columbia, put her in a vastly different life with a man unlike anyone she's ever known. Throw in Dimitri's nightmares, the Concierge's disdain for Dimitri's new house guest and a few hundred people looking high and low for the both of them...and it makes for a very interesting first few months in a brand new relationship.

Picking up at the end of the last chapter from the first bestselling book in this series, this novel covers their time together in Hong Kong.

Two twisted and imperfect beings must adjust to their new lives together while avoiding detection from authorities and an international crime ring.

***As with the first novel in this series, this story covers dark themes with 18+ sex, murder and violence.

 

 

body gamesBody Games by Jessica Clare - book 5 of the Games series

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Annabelle Tucker is still reeling from last season’s Endurance Island, when the man she loved played her for a fool. When producers ask her back for a new season it’s the last thing she’s interested in…until she hears her ex, the gorgeous but duplicitous Kip, will be there. Revenge and a grand prize? Yes, please!

But someone’s there to throw a kink into her plans. Someone tall and cut, and with the sexiest gray eyes. Jendan Abercrombie’s on an opposing team, but it doesn’t mean that Annabelle can’t lust after him, right? She’ll just have to save all that lusting for post-show, when she’s free to follow where her loins lead.

When a tribal twist puts them both on the same team – naked – will Annabelle be able to resist his very apparent charms? Or will she have to vote Jendan out to save her game?

 

 

tamedTamed by Emma Chase book 3 of the Tangled series

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In the third unforgettable book by New York Times bestseller Emma Chase, Matthew Fisher—the best friend of Drew Evans from Tangled and Twisted—wants to settle down, but he’ll have to overcome the mistrust of the colorful and unique Dee Dee Warren.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: girl meets player, they fall in love, player changes his ways.

It’s a good story. But it’s not our story. Ours is a lot more colorful.

When I met Dee, I knew right away that she was special. When she met me, she thought I was anything but special—I was exactly like every other guy who’d screwed her over and let her down. It took some time to convince her otherwise, but it turns out I can make a convincing argument when sex is at stake.

You might know where this story’s headed. But the best part isn't where we ended up.

It’s how we got there.

 

 

shame on himShame On Him by Tara Sivec - book 3 of the Fool Me Once series

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For Lorelei Warner, being perfect isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. She did what her straitlaced parents wanted: became a lawyer, married her college boyfriend. But since her husband ran off with another man and her career became a nonstop bore-fest, Lorelei has turned to her best friends and Fool Me Once Investigations to find fulfillment and adventure.

When a routine subpoena-delivery turns up a dead body, Lorelei knows that solving the murder is exactly what she needs to boost her confidence…until private investigator Dallas Osborne walks in and takes over the case. Dallas has always rubbed Lorelei the wrong way. It’s aggravating enough that he’s a pompous ass, but he’s also entirely too good-looking.

If she wants to catch the killer, Lorelei will need to loosen up and defy her parents—not to mention the law. And she’ll need to partner with Dallas, working closer (much closer) to the sexy investigator than she ever expected.

Join the feisty Fool Me Once ladies for another fun-loving romp from bestselling author Tara Sivec.

 

 

maybe mabyMaybe Maby by Willow Aster

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I’m having a meltdown. Not the put-her-in-the-loony-bin kind, but the rock-in-the-corner-so-I-can-breathe kind. Maybe they’re one and the same and I really do need to be put away, but I think I just need a little air. I’m bone tired. My eyes look like I haven’t slept in weeks. I’m eating my feelings and developing a pudge that isn’t gonna go anywhere if I keep binging on chocolate, nachos and wine. 
I’m 28 and everyone has left me. I have no friends. My boyfriend left. My mom died, so technically she left me too. I hate my job. 
I get this overwhelming oh my God, is this what my life is gonna be? feeling and I want to die.
Curl up and die. 
And since I don’t feel my heartbeat fading or my breathing getting even slightly faint, I panic that I’m gonna have to live.

Maybe Maby is a heartbreaking, and at times, hilarious story about coping with loss, finding love in New York, and learning to recognize hope in the middle of it all.

 

 

addicted tracy wolffAddicted by Tracy Wolff - an Ethan Frost novel

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than Frost returns in the breathtaking conclusion to New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff’s seductive novel Ruined—perfect for fans of Release Me and Bared to You.
 
As Chloe Girard discovers, there’s love . . . and then there’s addiction.
 
Ethan Frost is everything a woman could want in a man. He’s rich, gorgeous, powerful, one of the most eligible bachelors in the world.
 
But that’s not why I’m with him.
 
I love Ethan for all the things no one else gets to see: his innate kindness, his reckless spontaneity, his unwavering determination to use his brilliance for good. I love the way he looks at me, the way he touches me. The way he makes me forget the wreckage of my past and the twisted fear that still lives inside me.
 
But sometimes it terrifies me how much I crave him, how much I need him just to breathe. I always thought it would be my past that ruined us, but there’s a darkness in Ethan I never dreamed existed. Can we survive as his secrets surface—threatening to unravel us both?
 

 

dare to surenderDare To Surrender by Carly Phillips - book 3 of the Dare To Love series

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After ending a relationship to a cheating, domineering man, Isabelle Masters takes off in her leased Mercedes, only to be arrested for grand theft and hauled to a local police station. To her surprise, she is rescued by the most unlikely person possible, Gabriel Dare, a man she’s been attracted to for far too long. Gabe offers Isabelle freedom along with an invitation to Eden, an exclusive island resort where everything and anything is possible.

Although Gabe yearns to possess Isabelle, he knows all too well he must fight his primitive need to bind her to him, and instead help bring out the independent woman she yearns to become – or risk losing her for good.

A woman who needs to run her own life. A man who needs to exert control. Can she surrender to his erotic demands without losing her sense of self once more?

*Part of Invitation to Eden Multi Author Series (stands alone for reading enjoyment)

 

 

finding dandelionFinding Dandelion by Lex Martin - book 2 of the Dearest series

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New Adult Contemporary Romance - Recommended for readers 18+ due to mature content
***Finding Dandelion is on sale for 1.99 for a limited time only.***

When soccer all-star Jax Avery collides with Dani Hart on his twenty-first birthday, their connection is instantaneous and explosive. For the first time in years, Jax isn't interested in his usual hit-it and quit-it approach.

But Dani knows better. Allowing herself a night to be carefree and feel the intensity of their attraction won't change anything when it comes to dealing with a player. So when Jax doesn't recognize Dani the next time he sees her, it shouldn't be a total shock. The fact that he's her new roommate's brother? That's a shock.

Dani doesn't regret that night with Jax, just the need to lie about it. Since her roommate has made it clear what she thinks about her brother's "type" of girl, the last thing Dani wants is to admit what happened.

Jax knows he's walking a fine line on the soccer team. One more misstep and he's off the roster, his plans to go pro be damned. Except he can't seem to care. About anything... except for the one girl who keeps invading his dreams.

Despite Jax's fuzzy memory of his hot hookup with his sister's friend, he can't stay away from her, even if that means breaking his own rules. But there are bigger forces at work-realities that can end Dani's college career and lies that can tear them apart. Jax realizes what he's losing if Dani walks away, but will he sacrifice his future to be with her? And will she let him if he does?

Finding Dandelion, the second book in the Dearest series, is a stand-alone novel.
***Dearest Clementine, book 1, is FREE on Amazon for a very limited time.***

ORDER OF BOOKS:
Dearest Clementine, #1
Finding Dandelion, #2
Kissing Madeline, #3

 

irrevocable coverIrrevocable by Skye Callahan

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Sometimes when you can’t go back, the only way out is to descend into the darkness.

my Captor

When I woke in that place, I just wanted to survive. But survival came at a cost, for which they demanded my will and body.

my Master

With pain came acceptance. Fully-dependent on the man who claimed me, I learned to appreciate what I had-life and relative safety.

my Protector

I watched him spill blood and tend my injuries. With betrayal came a revelation.

The only way out was to bring them all down or die trying.

 

 

ricochetRicochet by Skye Jordan - book 3 of the Renegades series

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After a tragic incident in Afghanistan leaves Master Sergeant Nathan Ryker the only man standing in his tight-knit team, he spirals into an alcohol-and-sex induced escape. A call from his lifelong buddy pulls Ryker from the shadows with a request for help with his stunt company’s latest blockbuster. If Ryker can survive the next three weeks of leave and get back to his remaining men, he might just be all right. But a sexy woman who can take his mind off his trauma is too hard to resist, and when he hooks up with Renegades’ sultry, snarky office manager, his sanity takes a backseat to his first glimpse of a future he isn’t sure he deserves.

Still reeling from a bitter romantic betrayal, Rachel Hart wants nothing more than an uncomplicated hookup. So when the mysterious Nathan seduces her with a little dirty talk and one delicious kiss, Rachel drowns all her good sense in a Mandarin and soda and gives herself over to a night of sexual bliss. But her memories tarnish in the morning light when Rachel discovers his real identity and his link to Renegades. Her job and her friends are the only thing holding her life together, and she won’t be ruined by one sultry night with this damaged and dangerously sexy man.

 

 

night fury second actNight Fury: Second Act by Belle Aurora

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This is the second instalment of Night Fury.
Night Fury: First Act is also available and priced at 99c, and will be permanently. The second and final act will be priced at $1.99 each.
To make sense of what happens in this book, you will have had to read the first instalment.
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My name is Catarina.
Or, that’s who I was christened to be, anyways.
I live in a convent. I am a nun in training. A postulant.
I am eighteen years old.

I am a predator.
No one is safe from me.

I am protected.
No one can get to me.

By day one way, by night another. They call on me.

My name is Catarina.
Codename: Night Fury.

No one is safe from me.

I will come for you.

 

 

a beautiful thoughtA Beautiful Thought (The Beautiful Series Book 5)  by Alicia Rae

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Book 5 in The Beautiful Series or a Standalone

As a physical sports therapist, Gail Bennett is accustomed to working with gorgeous athletes every day, but after falling for a few of these attractive men, she has been left heartbroken one too many times. When Gail’s hours at work are unexpectedly cut, she must find a way to continue helping her parents pay for her sister’s education. Reluctantly following her best friend’s advice, Gail takes on a roommate—with the one man she has been avoiding since the first time she laid eyes on him.

Damon Johnson loves a challenge, and he is not the type of man to back down when he wants something. From the first moment he meets Gail for dinner, he feels an inexplicable pull between the two of them. In his determination to have her, he finds himself helping her in any way he can.

Can Damon break through all the barriers Gail has so carefully placed around her heart and prove that he’s different? Or will Gail’s reservations keep her from falling in love?

One thought could change everything.

**This book contains Mature Content**

 

 

Iillicit contactllicit Contact (Shatterproof Book 2) by Jordan Burke

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Vol. 2 of 3 in the SHATTERPROOF series...

As Watts and Catherine become more entangled in a relationship marked by searing sex and imminent danger, he reveals the horrific events of his past that led to his current, dark life. Now Catherine must decide: with all that she's been through in her life, can she risk suffering the heartache she could be forced to endure if she stays with Watts?

Watts:  I've had to do some unspeakable things in my life. Some might even consider me a bad guy.

My secrets can get people hurt, even killed. For that reason, I've never let anyone get close to me.

Until Catherine.

Her life of isolation so closely mirrors mine that I feel inextricably bound to her.

She's my one shot at redemption, and I just may be hers. If the risk is too much for her, she'll leave. If she stays, my life's mission changes forever...


Due to mature themes, this book is recommended for readers 18+.

 

 

faithfullyFaithfully by Izzy Cullen - book 2 of the Unexpected Love series

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Abby and Alex are learning to navigate their new relationship. Abby is learning to open up and allow Alex to help and be a part of her life with the girls. Alex is adjusting well to small town life and the roll of being a step-father.

However, when Alex takes in a new up and coming artist, who is young, beautiful and tempting, will Abby be able to trust him or will Alex falter and return to his old ways?

With the stress of Abby’s father’s failing health, managing the pub and the new book agent paying extra special attention to Abby, will she be able to stay true to herself and Alex?
Alex and Abby fought hard to have what they have now, but will their love be enough to survive everything that life throws at them? Will their time together be long enough to solidify their bond, or too short, causing both of them to give up?

 

 

hot bloodedHot Blooded by Kendall Grey - book 1 of the Ohana series

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Book 1 in the 'Ohana series

WARNING: HOT-BLOODED does NOT end with a happily ever after. It contains drug use and graphic sex, language, and violence. The story is intended to entertain, not to condone or glorify illegal or immoral activities. This book is unsuitable for sensitive readers and those under the age of 18.

*Written in 3rd person with multiple POVs.

'Ohana is everything...

When an accident claims her mother's life, Keahilani Alana must take charge of her 'ohana (family) or risk losing what little they have. With an underage brother to care for and no education, she has few options. The door to a heavenly hellish opportunity opens when she stumbles upon a valuable secret her mother left behind on the slopes of an extinct volcano--a legacy that tempts the family with riches beyond their wildest dreams. But the secret is much bigger and more sinister than they realize. As reality unravels and exposes eerie truths about the 'ohana that should have remained deep under the mountain, Keahilani must either resist the call of her blood or risk being consumed by its darkness.

Blake Murphy is an assassin working to infiltrate a new Hawaiian cartel. His investigation reveals that Keahilani, the sexy surfing instructor he pegged as an informant, is much closer to the drug ring than he thought. Passion ignites between them in the bedroom, but their ironclad ties to opposing interests pit them against each other everywhere else.

When tensions reach the breaking point and her 'ohana is threatened, the only cure for Keahilani's hot-blooded fury is a loaded clip with a body bag chaser.

They don't call her Pele for nothing.

 

decimation of maeThe Decimation of Mae by DH Sidebottom

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***WARNING***
This story doesn’t contain hearts and flowers, it doesn’t even contain the word ‘love’. It isn’t for the fainthearted, nor those who want romance and happy ever afters.
It’s dark, in fact it goes beyond the dark realms of misery and despair. It makes your heart suffer, it will beat you down and it will still demand more from you.
Yet it is still a story of hope and courage. Friendships develop and understanding digs deep, whilst acceptance and surrender give way to reverence and sacrifice.
It contains disturbing scenes of sexual violence, cruelty and torture. It also includes self-harm, pain addiction and brutalisation.
Please bear this in mind before purchasing this book. Thank you.
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The Devil visited me three times in my life; albeit, my short life. Not in the physical sense, you must understand, but very much literally.
He was persistent, resolute and tenacious. His ruthless greed to annihilate me was utterly disturbing. I am sure if he had hierarchy, the man at the top would have dragged his arse into Hell’s prison for his unscrupulous methods.
I was just fifteen when I first became aware of what he was capable of. This initial taste of him set the playing field for how my life was to be lived – for want of a better word.
He mocked me, showed me mercilessly how he played the game and how he liked to cheat at said game. He ridiculed and taunted me until, six months later, he won and took something of so much importance from me that I would never be the same again.
His second visit was, in my eyes, so much more cruel and heartless. I know we’re talking about the Devil here, and yes, you have a right to say he had no heart but even then, even when I was so utterly broken, I begged to differ and hoped – no, prayed – that somewhere deep in the caverns of his black, tortured soul there was something that beat and confused his emotions once in a while.
The third visit was somewhat different than the other two. He tried, and at first succeeded to bring me to my knees once and for all, but then something happened. God finally intervened and altered Satan’s intention; he sent hope and morphed the Devil’s minion into an Angel, hoping to break and shatter the anguish and suffering. He gave the ability for me to feel pleasure in pain, order in the chaos and light in the darkness.
But in giving me a reprieve, he also gave me something that would finally and ultimately obliterate me. He gave me the capability to love, therefore giving me the ability to be destroyed.
And Satan made sure that I was destroyed. Cruelly, viciously and sadistically.
I am Mae Swift, and this is the story of my decimation.

 

Giveaway

 

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!!

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28 comments:

  1. So eager to read Hot Blooded. It sounds really good.

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  2. Amazing giveaway...I'd love to have The Decimation of Mae by DH Sidebottom!!

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  3. My choice would be Tamed! thanks so much!

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  4. A Beautiful Thought would what i want :)

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  5. Tamed--thx

    melissa mcentyre

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  6. The Decimation of Mae... Guess I'm in the mood for black clouds not rainbows :)
    Have I told you lately how awesome you are?!

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  7. I would like either Maybe Maby or Hot Blooded. Thank you for this Awesome Giveaway.

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  8. Such a GREAT giveaway with an awesome selection of books! I'd love to read Addicted by Tracy Wolff and Ricochet by Skye Jordan!

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  9. Finding Dandelion by Lex Martin

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  10. I would like either Dare to Surrender or Tamed. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  11. Tamed, Emma Chase, because I love her books.

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  12. would love Carly Phillips book!

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  13. More than Forever is my choice, thank you!

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  14. Beautifully Done or Irrevocable, please!

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  15. I've put some of these on my TBR list. Beautifully Done by Riley Mackenzie. Thanks

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  16. So many great books to chose from.......Finding Dandelion by Lex Martin would be my first choice.

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  17. Tamed by Emma Chase sounds interesting.

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