Sunday, September 07, 2014

Upcoming Releases Week Commencing September 8th

It’s my birffffffday week – WOOHOO!! 27 AGAIN!   I’d like to thank you all in advance for my lovely gift of David Gandy.  Whattttt?????  You didn’t get me David Gandy???  Wahhh!!  Ach, well, at least there’s some super hot releases on the horizon this week to soften the blow guys!


Take a long leisurely look through when you’re all taking a break from shopping for my birthday present and please leave David Gandy a comment at the end telling me which book you’re most looking forward to this week.


upcoming releases wc sep 8

Monday 8th September

uncivilized new coverUncivilized by Sawyer Bennett

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**Warning: This book is a wild, sexy beast of a read. 18+**
Putting a woman on her knees before me is what really makes my cock hard. I fuck with dominant force and absolute control. I demand complete surrender from my conquests.
Savage man, loner, warrior... I am dangerous at my core. I have lived amidst the untamed wild of the rainforest, in a society that reveres me and where every woman falls before me in subjugation.
Now I've been discovered. Forced to return to a world that I have forgotten about and to a culture that is only vaguely familiar to my senses.
Dr. Moira Reed is an anthropologist who has been hired to help me transition back into modern society. It's her job to smooth away my rough edges... to teach me how to navigate properly through this new life of mine. She wants to tame me.
She'll never win.
I am wild, free and raw, and the only thing I want from the beautiful Moira Reed is to fuck her into submission.
She wants it, I am certain. I will give it to her soon.
Yes, very soon, I will become the teacher and she will become my student. And when I am finished showing her body pleasure like no other, she'll know what it feels like to be claimed by an uncivilized man.
Note:  This is a big, damn book and it is a stand alone, coming in at a whopping 109,000 words.


melt for himMelt For Him by Lauren Blakely – book 2 of the Fighting Fire series

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He knows exactly how to make her burn...
Fire captain and bar owner Becker Thomas usually spends his nights alone, trying to escape painful memories from his past. When he meets a sexy, free-spirited brunette outside his bar, he knows he's found the perfect way to forget for one night. But when he discovers the woman he wants back in his bed is his best friend's sister, everything comes to a halt.
Megan Jansen has one rule--no firemen. Just out of a toxic relationship, she's only in Hidden Oaks long enough to visit her brother and photograph the local calendar before she slips off on another adventure. The brooding man who gave her the best sex ever is an unexpected surprise. The problem is, he's her brother's friend...and a fireman. She knows she's going to get burned, but keeping their hands off each other is easier said than done.

Lauren Blakely is donating half of her author proceeds from the pre-order and release week sales for MELT FOR HIM to the NVFC Firefighter support Fund which supports the nation's volunteer fire and EMS departments.



DARE TO SUBMITDare To Submit by Carly Phillips – book 4 of the Dare To Love series

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Decklan Dare knows about the unexpected loss of loved ones and for this reason, he values control in all areas of his life. Amanda Collins enjoys the freedom she finds in casual encounters without the emotional connection a relationship brings. They meet and their physical attraction is mutual but both experience feelings that could run deeper - if they drop their guard and let each other in. Decklan is first to trust, but when he discovers the secret Amanda's been hiding, will he forgive? Or will he rebuild every wall before she has a chance to explain? (love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, cop hero, bad boys, billionaire)
Book 1: Dare to Love (Ian & Riley)
Book 2: Dare to Desire (Alex & Madison)
Book 3: Dare to Surrender (Gabe & Isabelle)
Book 4: Dare to Submit (Decklan & Amanda)
* Each book does stand alone for your reading enjoyment.


BOARDED BY LOVEBoarded by Love by Toni Aleo – book 1 of the new Bellevue Bullies series

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Jude Sinclair here, hockey player for the Bellevue Bullies and lover of all ladies. Hockey’s in my blood, and not to sound full of myself, but I’m good at it…really good. The draft is within my reach—it’s mine to take—but that’s not the only reason people know my name. They know me because of my way with women. They know the score, and I aim to please. I just tend to stay away from repeat performances. In other words, I don’t do relationships beyond my family and friends. I’m happy with life. However, I should warn you that my story and how I see it playing out is about to change due to a certain redhead on campus.
She’s beautiful. Stunning. Breathtaking.
She’s my game changer.
He’s trouble from the moment I see him. I don’t know what I’m thinking, but from the moment I meet his gaze, I’m his. It’s a scary feeling.
I’ve never trusted anyone outside my aunt and uncle—and even that took months. I didn’t have it easy growing up. My mom was usually strung out, and she didn’t give me a second thought. Drugs and the men who paid her were more important to her. It was horrible, but I’m stronger today. Because of my past, security is what I need most. Money assures me that I can take care of myself today, tomorrow, and next month. I don’t want to ever be hungry or go without again, so I work hard for every penny.
Oh, by the way, I’m Claire Anderson. I’m a hard-studying sophomore at the University of Bellevue, dancer for the school dance team, and a burlesque dancer at a club, but that’s my secret.
You may think you know how our story ends, but you have no clue. It’s not easy falling in love… or living happily ever after. At first it may seem so, but when is anything worth having ever won without a fight?
Especially when you’re boarded by love.


bang bangBang Bang by Rachel Van Dyken 

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He was my best friend.
Until he became my enemy.
All within the span of one night.
Bang, Bang, Bang, Bang.
The rapid fire of gunshots became the soundtrack to my life.
This is the Mafia. Lines are blurred. Choices are never black and white. And the life you thought you knew is... one giant lie.
He was dead.
And I didn't want his life to be in vain, so I tried to make something of myself. I tried and failed.
Now he's back. Alive. And he wants something...
Nobody ever said the mafia played fair.
Welcome to The Family.


JEALOUSYJealousy by S L Scott – book 2 of the From the Inside Out series

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PART 2 of the From the Inside Out serial by New York Times Bestselling Author, S. L. Scott. Part 3 and 4 of the serial are coming September 29th. Scorned - Part 1 is now available.
We shared a love that regulated every heartbeat and every breath we took. It was all encompassing. I thought our love could withstand time and anything thrown our way.
I was wrong. So wrong.
I used to be happy. I used to be Juliette Weston when Dylan Somers filled my life with promises of love and a happy ever after. But when he took my heart and broke it into a million pieces, I became someone else entirely. In one afternoon, I lost my soul mate. I lost everything I knew myself to be.
Three years later, the man who destroyed me is back.
To assuage his guilt? To finish the job? It doesn't matter... I won't let him this time. I'm stronger. I've moved on. He won't affect me.
This is a story of love and betrayal. Pain and loss. Happiness and fate. It's about finding your true destiny.
This is a continuation of our story.
And it's not for the faint of heart.



Tuesday 9th September

worth the fallWorth The Fall by Claudia Connor – book 1 of the McKinney Brothers series

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Prepare to be swept away by a talented debut author with a passionate, powerful story to tell.
They meet on a beach. . . . Abby Davis isn’t wearing a skimpy bikini or sipping umbrella drinks, not when she’s busy chasing around four little ones. And Matt McKinney isn’t looking for fun—he’s a Navy SEAL, a grown man with a long list of missions . . . and fallen brothers.
They only have a week. . . . Abby has brought her children to this beach to start over, to give them the enjoyable memories they deserve. Matt’s been sidelined by a combat injury, and haunted by the best friend he lost and the promise he made: to remain a SEAL—focused and dedicated. This leaves no time for what he’s always wanted: a family.
But a week is all it takes. . . . Matt opens her heart while Abby soothes his soul. And though they plan to say good-bye when the week is over, something magical happens on that beach, something neither can forget. Something utterly, completely worth falling for.


Rock Addiction NaliniRock Addiction by Nalini Singh – book 1 of the new Rock Kiss series

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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh stuns with a sizzling contemporary romance…
A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.
A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be…
Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…


roped inRoped In by Lorelei James – A Blacktop Cowboys® Novella and part of the 1001 Dark Nights series

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Ambition has always been his biggest downfall...until he meets her.
World champion bulldogger Sutton Grant works hard on the road, but his quiet charm has earned the nickname "The Saint" because he's never been the love 'em and leave 'em type with the ladies. When he’s sidelined by an injury, he needs help keeping his horse in competition shape, but he fears trying to sweet-talk premier horse trainer London Gradsky is a losing proposition--because the woman sorta despises him.
London is humiliated when her boyfriend dumps her for a rodeo queen. What makes the situation worse? She’s forced to see the lovebirds on the rodeo circuit every weekend. In an attempt to save face, London agrees to assist the notoriously mild, but ruggedly handsome Sutton Grant with his horse training problem on one condition: Sutton has to pretend to be her new boyfriend.
But make believe doesn't last long between the sassy cowgirl and the laid-back bulldogger. When the attraction between them ignites, London learns that sexy Sutton is no Saint when that bedroom door closes; he's the red-hot lover she's always dreamed of.
The more time they spend together, the more Sutton realizes he wouldn’t mind being roped and tied to the rough and tumble cowgirl for real…


ALL OR NOTHINGAll Or Nothing by Kendall Ryan – book 3 of the Love By Design series

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You’ve met Ben Shaw. Now meet Braydon Kincaid, the devil-may-care male model who nearly stole the show in Working It by New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan.
As one of the world’s most sought-after male models, Braydon is no stranger to the finer pleasures in life. The last thing he wants to do is limit himself, especially when it comes to women. His best friend, Ben, might’ve settled down, but Braydon doesn’t want to waste his youth on the messy complications of commitment. He wants fun. He wants easy.
Ellie isn’t looking for a casual relationship, but her tough and sassy personality instantly attracts Braydon, who proposes a “friends with benefits” arrangement. Unable to resist the powerful pull of the charming bad boy, Ellie eventually relents, though she longs for all-consuming love.
As the two spend more time together, Ellie soon realizes that Braydon’s posing skills extend off the runway. His carefully crafted fa├žade masks a secret hurt that he’s reluctant to share with Ellie, even as they embark on a passionate affair that sends them hurtling toward a fate neither expected. Can Ellie risk her heart while she waits for Braydon to let her in, or will she be forced to demand all or nothing?


IGNITEDIgnited by J Kenner – book 3 of the Most Wanted series

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For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, Bared to You, and Release Me comes an all-new erotic series of three enigmatic and powerful men, and the striking women who can bring them to their knees.

He promised to take me as far as I could go—and I wanted to go to the edge.

My whole life has been a cover, a con, a lie. I was born into the grift, raised on the thrill of playing someone I’m not. As a rule, I never let anyone get too close—until Cole August makes it impossible for me to stay away.
Cole is tough, sexy, and intensely loyal, yet his secrets are dark and his scars run deep. Not many women can handle his past, or the truth behind his fierce demands. But something about him beckons me—and our desire is a game I must play.
I know he’s dangerous, that even his touch is trouble, but what is passion without a little risk?

Ignited is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.


DAMAGED GODSDamaged Goods by Nicole Williams – book 2 of the Outsider Chronicles

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When Liv Bennett said goodbye to the sinkhole of a town she grew up in, she hoped she’d left that chapter of her life behind forever. But forever turned out to only be three years.
Returning home to her two younger sisters after their addict of a mother up and disappeared, Liv promptly reinstitutes her golden rule that got her through her first nineteen years of life without getting knocked up, roughed up, or messed up: Don’t date the local boys and god forbid, don’t fall in love with one of them.
It isn’t long before that golden rule is put to the test.
Will Goods isn’t the same boy she remembers growing up by in the next trailer over. The wild, careless boy who used to tear up the town with his three brothers has morphed into someone else so completely, he’s almost unrecognizable. The quiet, contemplative man who works on cars by night and takes care of his mentally ill mother during the day is nothing like any of the local boys Liv grew up avoiding.
But just when Liv considers suspending her golden rule this one time, she finds out something about Will that will change everything.
Will Goods isn’t who he used to be; he’s not even the man Liv thinks she’s gotten to know over the summer. He’s someone else entirely.
He’s become . . .
Damaged Goods.
***Damaged Goods is the second book in The Outsider Chronicles, although each book in the series highlights different couples and each can be read as a stand alone.***


crash into youCrash Into You by Cara Ellison

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A plane crash in the high mountains of Montana left no survivors, according to news reports. But the news is wrong.
Aimee Baxter was traveling from Washington D.C. to Portland, Oregon to make a new life for herself, free of her former boyfriend, Seth Sabich, a dirty cop who has become involved in counterfeiting. That big pile of cash she swiped before she took off is not only fake money, it’s fake money that belongs to a big time criminal kingpin. Seth is not about to let her – or the cash -- go without a fight.
As a survivor of the plane crash, Aimee is injured but makes her way down the mountain to find shelter and plan her new life. She’s discovered by Mark Spanner, a doctor who is running from secrets of his own.
Very soon, Aimee and Mark come face to face with federal authorities, her angry ex-boyfriend, and the brutal gangbangers who have been double-crossed.
Nothing in life is free, and happiness may cost more for Aimee than she can bear to pay.


greetings from sugartown coverGreetings From Sugartown by Carmen Jenner – a novella of the Sugartown series

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Life in Sugartown hasn't always been easy, not for an ex-con like Elijah, and certainly not for Ana, who grew up desperate for a way out.
Meeting Elijah changed all that; Elijah changed a lot of things.
You’d think that after three years together and the worst behind them that life would be a walk in the park, but Sugartown’s sexiest couple may be about to face their biggest obstacles yet.
Between failed marriage proposals, a trampy ex-lover and a tempting new biker, Sugartown is suddenly not so sweet.
They’re head-over-heels in love. It should be simple—but it rarely is.
Will they make it down the aisle to the happy ever after they deserve? Or are some relationships just destined to fail?
Intended for an 18+ audience. Contains explicit sex, violence, a crap-tonne of profanity, and naked encounters with disastrous outcomes.


the lover's gameLover’s Game by JC Reed – book 2 of the No Exceptions series

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When love is a game...
After having her heart broken, Brooke tries to rebuild her life and closes herself off from the one man she loved deeply.
When she meets Grayson, a photographer, she has no idea that her new boss will offer her more than she bargained for. The pay is great, her new friends more than welcoming and everything seems to be running well…until everyone insists she find herself a new suitor during a night out.
Jett knows how to play games. He is used to getting attention from everyone except the beautiful dark haired woman who doesn’t like to be fooled with and doesn’t trust him as far as she can spit. He wants Brooke but, more than that, he wants to own her, and the only way to get her is to make her owe him…against her will.
And what Jett owns, Jett keeps forever

Wednesday 10th September


hostageHostage by N S Moore

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Adult content and language - mature readers only.
My life is split into two realities. Before Code. And after him.
The first time I saw him, he walked into my father’s bank with the strut of a man who knows exactly what he wants. I saw in him a fearlessness that I desperately wanted, needed, craved as much as my next breath.
Because I was watching him, I knew immediately when he pulled out a gun, aimed it at the ceiling, and fired three shots.
And that is the way I mark my life—before that moment and after it. Before, when I tried to be agreeable, tried to be admired, tried to be pretty, tried to make sure everyone liked me. Tried to shake myself of shame. And after, when all of that fell away. When I just didn’t care anymore.
Before Code. And after him.
I didn’t know then what he would be to me. I didn’t know how he would transform the fabric of my existence. I didn’t know he would move me, reshape me, mold me into someone else, someone I wanted to be.
Afterwards, he would become my lover, my savior, my hope, and my strength.
But, before that, he was my hostage-taker.


likeLike by J.A. Huss – book 2 of the Social Media series

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Vaughn Asher. I’ve stalked him relentlessly. I shaped and formed my lust into the perfect dirty hashtag…day after day… weekend after weekend. He was my prince. My fairy tale. My fantasy.
I gave him the best years of my online life and what did he do for me?
Ruined my social media experience one tweet at a time. That’s what.
@FilthyBlueBird #Fantastic #BackToNatureFucking #MissingSomething #You
And now #TheDickWhoIsVaughnAsher thinks he can weasel his way back into this filthy blue bird’s Twitter account? He’s wrong.
His public fantasy is about to collide… ah, fuck it. He’s hot as hell, bitches. I need more than a free sample. This time I want it all and I’ll do whatever it takes to get it.


THE LEFTOVER CLUBThe Leftover Club by Ginger Voight

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In 1986, Roni Lawless wasn't like most of her classmates. She was too smart, too awkward, and too different to fit into any specific clique. The only commonality she happened to share with her thinner, more popular counterparts was that she, too, had a massive crush on Dylan Fenn, the most popular boy in school.
Even though their mothers were great friends and even shared a house, Roni was stuck squarely in the Friend Zone, unable to win Dylan's interest like many of the girls he dated and discarded throughout high school. Instead she had to find solace with the other outcasts, all brought together by their unrequited crush. Together they formed The Leftover Club, a very exclusive group of teens who couldn't turn Dylan's head even if they spontaneously combusted.
Over the next 20 years, each member gets their shot at seducing the man of their collective dreams. But who will ultimately win his heart in time for the 20th anniversary for the Class of '88?
Ginger Voight, author of the best selling "GROUPIE" and "FULLERTON FAMILY SAGA" series, weaves a new standalone romance about the angst of long-standing, unrequited love. This timey wimey tale is a heartfelt and nostalgic look back at what it was like to come of age in the 80s, fall in and out of love in the 90s and ultimately come into one's own in the 21st Century. It is a love story for all ages, especially anyone who ever pined over the one who got away.
If you need a warning label to read a book, whether for language, sex, emotional trigger topics, the presence of cliffhangers, cheaters or triangles or the absence of a HEA, then this author's books are not the books for you.


Happy Birthday Reading


  1. Worth the Fall would be my first choice this week.
    Happy Birthday!

    1. Thanks Irene - our Lisa has read Worth The Fall and she loved it a lot!

  2. Bang Bang Bang Rachel Van Dyken. Love me a bit of Mafia!!!!
    Have a very Happy Birthday :-) x

  3. Definitely "Roped In" and "Rock Addiction" but David Gandy WILL suit me fine :)

  4. Have a great Birthday. Would send David but he won't fit in the post box. x

    1. Yes he is rather too large *snigger*

  5. Have a VERY HAPPY Birthday!!!! I am looking forward to Uncivilized. Have a GREAT week.

    1. Thanks Cassie - Uncivilized is a sexy, hot, romantic and even quite funny read!

  6. Happy Birthday Rachel, hope you have a wonderful day and a fabulous year to come :D
    I'm looking forward to Uncivilized :D

  7. Happy Birthday Rachel.

    Sorry about David Gandy, you know how it goes.

    I would like to read Bang Bang by Rachel van Dyke.

    Thank you,
    Ginger Robertson aka robertsonreads