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Book Blitz and Giveaway: Blame it on Romeo by Sophia Knightly – A Adorable Romantic Comedy

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Blame it on Romeo by Sophia Knightly – A Adorable Romantic Comedy

The cover of the week award absolutely goes to this cute front of the adorable romantic comedy Blame it on Romeo by Sophia Knightly. I am already a fan of her Beach Read series (even if I am nowhere close to a beach), and I […]

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Cronin’s Key IV by  N.R. Walker – A Adult Fantasy Novel

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Cronin’s Key IV by N.R. Walker – A Adult Fantasy Novel

Ready for an adult fantasy novel with international settings? Then you surely will enjoy Cronin’s Key IV by N.R. Walker. I have included an excerpt for you to enjoy – oh, and if you have Kindle Unlimited, you can enjoy this book for free! Also, […]

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Billionaires Club – An Adult Contemporary Romance Collection

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Billionaires Club – An Adult Contemporary Romance Collection

Sometimes a girl just needs to dream – and read a steamy set of novellas with handsome billionaires, and strong-willed women. If you are ready for such an awesome time, then I am happy to introduce you to the new anthology Billionaires Club, featuring 5 novellas, selected just for you!

And of course, I included a giveaway at the end of the blog, for your chance to win a 25 Dollar gift card!

Read the exerpts below, and enter to win!

Billionaires Club - Book Collection

 

Title: Billionaires Club
Series: (Welcome to the Club, #1)
Published by: Crave Publishing LLC
Publication date: November 6th, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

People say size doesn’t matter, but in a world ruled by cash and currency, the size of your bank account does.

When it comes to the survival of the richest, hundreds have no worth. Thousands are mere pocket change. And millions are nothing more than a beginner’s stepping stone.

But when it comes to blistering hot passion, money doesn’t always speak the language of love. There’s the billionaire boss who falls for her sinfully gorgeous employee. And the rich construction worker whose world changes after a hot encounter with a girl from the other side of the tracks. Dollars can’t be turned to hearts.

Follow the characters of these five intertwined novellas and discover that you can’t put a price tag on romance.

All bets are off when finding love is worth more than millions, and risking it all might just be worth it.

Because in this world… it’s all about the billions, baby…

SNEAK PEEKS:

Whatever You Want by Chevoque

Out of his close proximity, she released a held-in breath and entered the room. Inside, she realized she hadn’t even thanked him, so as she turned back, she found he hadn’t quite stepped away either, and their faces were millimeters apart. The silence persisted, as his smoldering eyes captivated her while her knees locked for a moment too long, before she stepped back.

“Uhm, thank you and goodnight. I seemed to have momentarily lost my manners,” she managed to say.

“Yeah, same to you,” he casually countered, which had her feeling disappointed, as she had hoped he also felt that electric buzz between them, but it clearly hadn’t affected him in the same way. His footfalls headed toward his room and then they stopped.

She peeked around the corner of the doorjamb and saw him look back over his shoulder. Her breath caught at the stark picture it painted, while nothing but the fear of consequences kept her from running after him.

“Just once?” he softly asked.

She took a steadying breath, knowing exactly what he meant. “Yes.”

He turned around with need in his eyes, while she rushed out of the room and met him halfway, with her arms already stretched out.

The collision of their bodies echoed in their lips finding each other’s, while his arms encircled her. The frenzied feelings burst into chaos as she felt his tongue slither over her lower lip before he nipped at the flesh.

A yearning mewl escaped her, and the little space left between them was closed as he lifted her up and she crossed her legs around his hips. Pressing her up against the wall, their tongues danced along with their bodies as he steadily ground his hard member against her sex.

Whatever this was meant to be, she’d rather not think about, but in a few seconds of clarity, she knew this went against the code of conduct for Salexis and her personal morals, so she pushed him away.

He immediately set her down and stepped back until he hit the wall behind him.
Through the panting she found his eyes, familiar eyes she pretended to love for over a year, without realising she had done just that. It wasn’t the love she shared with Joel, it was different in every way, but she had avoided seeing it until now that she was close enough to see it in his eyes, knowing she would soon lose it.

A Billion Reasons by Elsa Kurt

Jenna gasped a little as their lips touched. He was so gentle, his touch so tender, that tears sprung to her eyes. There were no comparisons to the way Griffin Pierce kissed her, it was passionate yet sweet, and she wanted the moment to last forever. The way his hand traced the curve of her jaw, then coiled through her hair, his fingertips scratching her scalp in slow circles. Every touch, every move was made with sweet reverence. No touch was made without consent, no kiss was demanded…only asked.

He led her from the table, deftly snagging a blanket from under the trolley—one that Tilly had no doubt had the foresight to leave for them—and led her to the now moonlit beach by the lake. There he opened the blanket with a flick and let it settle on the sand. Griff took her face in his hands and searched her eyes for the answer to an unasked question. She slipped one strap off her shoulder, letting it drop. Jenna gave a small, encouraging nod, and Griff’s hand teased a trail down her
throat, across her collarbone. His fingers slipped under the other strap, and as he lowered it, he placed a soft kiss on her bare, moonlit skin.

Her head fell back, and she sighed his name as her dress fell to the ground with a whisper. Then his lips found hers again, and they kissed deeply. Griff lowered her to the blanket, then pulled off his shirt. He kicked off his shoes and unbuttoned his pants with measured, deliberate movements, like a man ready to love a woman slowly and thoroughly. He was by far the most beautiful man Jenna had ever seen. With a sense of wonder, Jenna realized that her heart wanted him as much as her body did. There were no warning bells, no voice of caution hissing in her ear. There was only Griff and the moonlight.

He laid down beside her, brushed the long hairs away from her face, and gazed down at her with the same awed wonder she felt. “Sweet girl, what have you done to me, hmm?”

Jenna smiled and raised her hand to his face. It was small against his warm, rough cheek and tickled her palm when he nuzzled against it. She giggled and said, ‘Oh, what have you done to me, old man?”

He gave her a look of mock indignation, then winked as he said, “I’ll show you old man,” just before he kissed her and rolled her on top of him.

They made slow, unhurried love under the stars and moon, exploring each other’s bodies with lips, tongues, and hands. They whispered sweet words against one another’s skin and held on tightly in the most profound throes of passion. Then, in the pre-dawn hours, they ran back to the estate and into Jenna’s guesthouse, where they fell into bed. She curled against Griff and slept soundly for the first time in years.

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Book Blitz and Giveaway: Bad Princess by Julianna Keyes – A Royal Romance

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Bad Princess by Julianna Keyes – A Royal Romance

Well, after the very recent announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement, I thought it would be awesome to share with you a royal story (and a giveaway – look for it at the end of the post!) Bad Princess by Julianna Keyes. This romantic […]

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Haven by Mary Lindsey – A Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Haven by Mary Lindsey – A Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Dark and dangerous are the words used when the new book by Mary Lindsey – Haven  – is described. This paranormal Young Adult romance is fast-paced and full of action. If that sounds like something you would enjoy, then read on – and enter to […]

Book Review: Arm Candy by Patricia Ryan – A Contemporary Romance with a Memorable Cast

Book Review: Arm Candy by Patricia Ryan – A Contemporary Romance with a Memorable Cast

Book Review: Arm Candy by Patricia Ryan

Book Details:

Title: Arm Candy

Author: Patricia Ryan

Publisher: Hakely Books

Publication Date: August 10th, 2016

Genre: Romance

 

 

 

 

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My thoughts:

I am going to begin with what I did not like about Arm Candy. I did not like that the main female character took too much of the responsibility for what went wrong at the end. She was not responsible, at least not entirely, so that kind of made me mad, even if it worked out at the end.

That said, everything else in Arm Candy was perfect. I loved the side characters – while I can not say too much about each of them, as they seem to have their own stories to tell – were superbly created and showcased. They made the best possible backdrop for a heartwarming story, that contained everything I hope for in a contemporary romance. Yes, the ending kind of ticked me off, and that is why it is not getting a 5 star rating, but overall the plot was expertly constructed, the chemistry between the two main characters real, and deep, and the setting interesting enough to keep me entertained.

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I have never read a book by Patricia Ryan before this (not that I remember), but I surely will remember her after this encounter. Because Arm Candy is the third installation of the series, and I had not read the other two beforehand, I can certify that this book is a complete stand-alone, and in no need of prior knowledge of the other books. But, now that I know how good this Author is, I am surely going to read the rest of the series. Whether you choose to start with the first book, or Arm Candy, I have a feeling, you will enjoy this hot read.

Heat Level

3.5 out of 5. Warning – this book is not clean, but it is not erotica either.

My Rating:

4 out of 5 Stars


Book Summary

David Waite, a wealthy British fundraiser in New York City, knows exactly how to please a woman, but he’s had enough of social climbers and users. His solution? “Arm candy,” a beautiful woman to accompany him as his regular date. She’s to serve as a dazzling accessory, not a prostitute or call girl, with no strings attached, either emotional or sexual. Then he sees Nora, and he finds himself overwhelmed with a craving for sweets…

Nora Armstrong is a wholesome, virginal beauty fresh from the Midwest. Her cousin asks her to go out with David Waite as a favor to advance his event planning business. She can’t say no, any more than she can say no when David asks for a second date, and a third… According to “arm candy” rules, she should be safe… until David decides to break the rules. Suddenly Nora realizes it’s a risky business, being this smoking hot Brit’s faux girlfriend… and falling in love.

Arm Candy is part of the Hot City Nights series of steamy romances with urban settings, but it can be read independently of the rest of the series. It is a full-length novel with no cliffhanger!

About the Author: Patricia Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen romances and mysteries, including the #1 national bestseller Still Life With Murder, written as P.B. Ryan. A RITA® winner and four-time nominee, she is also the recipient of two RT BookReviews Awards. Subscribe to her newsletter by visiting patricia-ryan.com.

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Book Blitz: Seven Ways To Lose Your Heart by Tiffany Truitt – A Fast-Paced New Adult Romance

Book Blitz: Seven Ways To Lose Your Heart by Tiffany Truitt – A Fast-Paced New Adult Romance

Opposites attract in Seven Ways To Lose Your Heart by Tiffany Truit, a newly released New Adult Romance,  that has already found a lot of love from many book reviewers. Enjoy the excerpt below for a taste: Title: Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart Author: […]

Book Blitz: Random On Tour: Las Vegas – A Romantic Comedy by Julia Kent

Book Blitz: Random On Tour: Las Vegas – A Romantic Comedy by Julia Kent

Now, I am always especially interested in finding a book on tour that highlights the town I am currently living in: Las Vegas. So of course, I have to tell you about the ninth installment of the Random series. Random on Tour Las Vegas by […]

Book Review: Mermaid by Jodi Picoult- A Kindle In Motion Book

Book Review: Mermaid by Jodi Picoult- A Kindle In Motion Book

book review - Mermaid, fictionBook Details:
Title: Mermaid
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publication Date: July 25th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

 

My review:

 

I am going to have to do this review a little different than other books. While I choose to usually judge books only by their written content, I will also judge this book by its innovation, and beauty, simply because it is not just a reading experience to dive into a Kindle In Motion book, but rather a visual experience as well.

 

If you are not familiar with Kindle In Motion books, these books have covers and interior spaces that have either video (motion) backgrounds, or motion side panels, and pages throughout the book. While I do not think that these types of books are for those who get easily distracted, such as someone with ADHD, I found that they can be quite appealing. By the way, you do not have to have a Kindle in order to experience this type of book, it worked fine on my Android (a Moto G5 Plus – which is a phone I highly recommend), and is supposed to work well with an iPhone, but that I have not had a chance to verify personally.

 

Mermaids was one of those books who was visually stunning. The imagery and motion fit perfectly with the story theme, and was held in soft tones, that enhanced rather than took from the reading experience. Actually, I found the visual component of this book much better than the story itself.

 

The story of Mermaid bored me. Held in first person, present tense narrative (yes, that is a pet peeve of mine, even though do I get pleasantly surprised sometimes), I could not connect to the main character. Hope – the female lead -, was flat, annoying and simply non-interesting, someone whom I would not want to spend time with, and via this story was forced to take occupancy in her mind. It is entirely possible to make this type of story work, but it takes a lot of skill, and the Author was not able to convey such skill to me. On top of that, this short novel does not have a satisfying ending, which I expect from a book advertised as a stand-alone book. There are too many possibilities left open to feel like I read a book in its entirety, which added to my dissatisfaction of what potentially could have been something innovative and different.

 

This was my first introduction to the Author, and due to this experience will be my last, no matter how pretty the book was. If you want to read a Kindle In Motion book, check out Melinda Leigh’s Tracks Of Her Tears. (review of that book will be available soon!)

 

Rating:

 

2 out of 5 Stars

 

Book Summary:

 

There’s always more beneath the surface.
Once, Hope Payne was a mermaid, performing at the local theme park and captivating audiences young and old.
Today, she’s married to a pragmatic marine biologist who has filled the pool in their backyard with flounder for a special study. Before he begins, the fish vanish—echoing a loss Hope alone can understand. She senses there’s something underwater, something alive and hungry for more, but is she in too deep to ever resurface?

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Book Blitz: Hard Proof by Debra Kayne – A Suspenseful Romance Novel

Book Blitz: Hard Proof by Debra Kayne – A Suspenseful Romance Novel

A suspenseful romance set in the world of motorcycle clubs and bad boys. Sounds like a lot of fun! If you are ready to join the ride of your life, get yourself a copy of the newly released novel Hard Proof by Debra Kayne, today! […]