Saturday, November 22, 2014

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway ~ Felix by Elizabeth Reyes


Felix (5th Street, #5)
Author: Elizabeth Reyes
Genre: NA | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 13, 2014


~Synopsis~

They say the only good thing about hitting rock bottom is that it can't get any worse . . . or can it?
World famous boxing champ, Felix Sanchez, had it all—the fame, the fortune, and all the women any man could ask for. When the hours of partying followed by hours spent in court and in rehab begin to outnumber the hours he spends training, losing his title comes as no surprise to everyone. The world assumes he deserved to lose it.

Only those closest to Felix know the real truth behind his sudden downward spiral. And if Felix has his way, no one else ever will. With an uncertain future ahead of him, he heads back to his roots—5th Street—the gym that started it all for him. It's where he meets the humble but mighty little Ms. Ella.

The only times Felix had ever decided to forgo the usual meaningless fling and try a real relationship he was burned badly. Now the adorable but tenacious self-defense instructor has him considering this love thing one more time.

Then just when he begins to worry that his past is letting his possessive and jaded heart get the best of him, he's blindsided in the most brutal way—he's brought to his knees—to what could be the one low in his life he may never recover from.


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5-Testosterone Fueled, Emotionally Charged, Sweaty/Sexy-Stars
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

She may've lost all respect for the athlete he'd once been, when he seemed to lose his love for the sport and went all Hollywood instead, but she could definitely see why so many women wanted a piece of him. He was amazing.

Let me just start by saying that I am completely new to this series, this is the first book I have read, and while I never really suffered any confusion or felt like I was lost, I do wish I had read the other books for no other reason than I really want the back stories on the previous couples now!! I can't even begin to explain just how much I loved this book, it had everything I love in a great romance; chemistry, drama, angst & tears, sexy-as-hell sweaty Alpha's, STRONG female leads, laughs and plenty of steam without the ever dreaded insta-love. So sooo many fantastic characters to cling to-it's clear the 5th-street crew is a family, all very close, all extremely loyal, always there for each other and always ready with a laugh and some well timed ribbing when needed. Felix and Ella both have such heartbreaking backgrounds, events that should have destroyed most people and nearly did Felix; but Ella is such an amazingly strong woman, she not only pulled her family through all their tragedies but she helped bring Felix back to life in a way he never though possible-and frankly, scared the crap outta him. But I have to say, when that man puts his mind to something he goes all out to get, and keep, what he wants. Yes, he still had his asshat moments-he is still a man after all, but he recognizes when he's being a douche right away and immediately sets out to fix what he broke. Ella has this wonderful ability to not judge people, looks past the surface to whats underneath, and knows how to forgive without becoming a doormat. I really have no complaints other than this came to an end-I don't think any length or amount of pages would have been too much for me. Elizabeth Reyes skyrocketed her way onto my One-Click-Addiction List with this fabulous group of people and I CANNOT WAIT to start back at the beginning or to see what she brings us next.

Felix drove away, unable to fight the feeling that maybe he was in trouble. Trouble because he'd known this girl for all of one day and already all he could think about was getting back to 5th Street tomorrow and seeing her again. He tried to shake it, but what made the feeling worse was that feelings like this brought back memories. 



Top 5 Character Traits that would best describe Felix?

5. Vulnerable – harsh life experiences have made him vulnerable though he hides it pretty well.

4. Stubborn – It takes him a few chapters to admit he might actually being feeling more for Ella than he cares to admit.

3. Hot headed – He's learned to stay cool because of his profession and his past experiences and indiscretions but once he hit's that breaking point he will snap and it won't be pretty.

2. Jealous/suspicious – most of these traits stem from something that he's experienced in his past. Having been burned once by an ex-girlfriend he's highly suspicious and jealous.

1. Loving – when it comes to his family, his friends, and especially his Ella the guy loves hard. So hard you'll likely need tissue when reading his story.


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 USA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes continues to answer to her calling on a daily basis. Since releasing her debut novel Forever Mine (Moreno Brothers #1) in 2010 she has now published 9 full length novels total and fast at work on the next. The excitement her Moreno Brothers, 5th Street, and Fate series have garnered has far exceeded her wildest dreams. It is with as much excitement that she'll continue to put out books related to these series as well as introduce brand new ones very soon.
In 2014 she will take her next step in the exciting world of writing and publish her first traditionally published book with Simon & Schuster/Atria. But she will continue putting out self published books as well.
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Blog Tour Stop Review & Giveaway ~ HIS Desire (H.I.S. Series #1) by Sheila Kell


HIS Desire (An H.I.S. novel) is a romantic suspense, stand-alone novel in the H.I.S. Series.


Can Jesse Hamilton, the head of H.I.S., protect his client when his past and his heart have put them both in jeopardy?


~Synopsis~

When FBI Special Agent Kate Ross is injured in a drive-by shooting, Hamilton Investigation and Security, Inc. (H.I.S.) leader Jesse Hamilton, believing she is the target of a killer seeking revenge against him, pulls the full force of H.I.S. into action to protect her.

Kate doesn’t believe Jesse, the only man to make her see the one minute and lust after him the next, when he approaches her with a note from the Facilitator stating someone he loved would die shortly, and he knows in his gut it’s Kate. After a second attempt on her life, she can no longer fight his protection or her attraction to him.

After making a mistake that cost his wife her life, Jesse vowed to never love again, but Kate stirs something in him that puts his protective instincts into overdrive. Keeping her alive and out of his heart is more difficult than he expected. Then he makes a decision that could cost Kate her life. Is history due to repeat itself?



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5- Edge of your seat, Lust filled, Emotional -Stars
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She'd never been more confounded about a man than she was about Jesse. One minute she's going to go for it, the next she was holding back because she didn't want to get hurt. And hurt she'd get. She could find herself making the mistake of getting close to Jesse and having her heart broken.

When FBI Agent Kate Ross gets injured in what she believes to be a random drive-by, she becomes the focus of former Agent Jesse Hamilton. The leader of H.I.S. believes she was targeted in an attempt at revenge on him but Kate isn't buying it. But when Jesse receives a note threatening the life of someone close to him after a second attempt on Kate's life, he is convinced she is the target. Try as Kate may to argue, Jessie puts the full force of H.I.S. on her protection detail and sticks to her like glue. Forced into tight quarters under extreme circumstances sends Kate's hormones into overdrive-how much longer can she handle being around the man who pisses her off one second and turns her on the next? He doesn't even try to hide the fact that he wants her in bed, but that's all he can offer and Kate just isn't wired that way.

Jesse Hamilton closed his heart off years ago, after he failed to save his wife from an armed robbery gone tragically wrong. He has carried the guilt of her death around with him refusing to open himself up again, there is no way he could ever survive the pain of losing someone like that again. But the more time he spend around Kate, the more the ice around his heart starts to melt, the more desperate he becomes to protect her. But on mistake, one lapse in judgment, may just cost Kate her life.

Why her? Why can't you find someone else?”
I like her, AJ.”
He knew he shouldn't chase her. She was the marrying kind, not the affair kind, and he wasn't getting married again. Yet, he couldn't walk away from her.

Right from the beginning I knew I was in for one helluva ride and I was not disappointed. What I wasn't expecting was the emotions it would pull outta me, or the frustration. So much heartache could have been avoided if these two would have just talked to each other, ya know actually spoke their minds. But I kinda get it, they were scared-it was just incredibly frustrating at times. This was definitely a slow burn romance, the build up was long and intense, but that just made them finally coming together that much more explosive-so freakin hott. However, what really holds you on the edge of your seat, has you furiously turning the pages to see what happens next, was the danger and mystery lurking in every page. The author did an amazing job keeping the killer hidden until the very end; we have no idea who it is until they are literally holding a gun to Kate's head and I can honestly say I did not see it coming. I also loved the huge group of fantastic secondary characters-between all of the Hamilton boys, and girls, and the rest of the rag-tag group of men that work for H.I.S., the banter between them all was hilarious, the love and loyalty clear, and I can only imagine what this series has in store for us next. One thing is for sure, Sheila Kell has solidly landed herself on my One-Click-Addiction List with this group.

The two of you are made for each other. It'll work out. Give it time.” 









Sheila has been an avid reader since she was young, believing in fantasy worlds, women sleuths and happily-ever-after. Instead of writing as a career, she followed in her father’s footsteps and joined the U.S. Air Force. After 12 years, she left the military as a disabled veteran then spent 12 year in higher education executive leadership. After reading her first romantic suspense novel, Sheila finally knew what she wanted to write. She has since retired to fulfill that dream. When not writing, she reads or spends time with her family. She lives in Batesville, Mississippi with three rescue cats.

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Release Launch & Giveaway ~ Saving Our Hearts by Velvet Reed



SAVING OUR HEARTS 

(MATTERS OF THE HEART #2) 
 
SYNOPSIS: 
 
** This series must be read in order from book 1. They are not stand alones. **
 
** This book is recommended for people over 18 years due to strong language and sexual content.**

When your whole world shatters and time stands still, recovery is never easy. Plans and dreams, ripped apart now seem impossible and finding a steady rhythm for your beating heart seems unattainable. 

Cole Tierney and Grace Rivers had a bright, uncomplicated future ahead of them, but the accident changed that. In the aftermath, there are wide reaching consequences, not only for Cole and Grace, but their loved ones too.

Only together can they battle to survive the impact. Is it enough for them to heal and fight for their future? 

With just one glimmer of hope before them, will a small miracle have the strength to save their hearts?

 


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THE RHYTHM OF MY HEART
(MATTERS OF THE HEART #1) 

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** This book is recommended for people over 18 years due to strong language and sexual content.**

Grace Rivers is your everyday twenty-five year old. She could have the world at her feet, but instead chooses to help run the family business. After experiencing great loss early in her life, Grace values what's most important: her family and friends. But she aches to find that certain someone—that one great, passionate love who values family as much as she does.

Cole Tierney loves his life. He has a wonderful family, a loyal best friend and a successful career as an ER doctor. The only downside is he wants someone to share it with. After being used and left heartbroken, he wants to find someone who will love him for him and not his or his family's status. 

"Every beat my heart makes is for you. Every time it beats faster it's because of you—because you're near me, because of your smile—because you take my breath away." 

Their two hearts collide by chance and an undeniable connection is quickly made.

But when others are plotting against their happiness, will their love flatline, or will the rhythm of their hearts continue to beat as one?

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Velvet Reed is the pen name of an avid book lover, reviewer and blogger who has turned writer. 

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia; she is a city girl at heart but loves the laid back lifestyle of living in country New South Wales. Married to her first and only love, she is a devoted mother of three who juggles her very active children and their many extracurricular activities, working in the middle of the night, running a blog, and writing.

Velvet's love of reading was realized after the death of her amazing father. She used the escape into the fictional world to help her through her grief and post natal depression, not releasing the great impact so many talented authors would have on her life.


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Release Blitz ~ High Stakes Seduction #5 by Ami LeCoeur

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  Book 5 - The conclusion to Angela and Antonio's story Angela is delighted when she earns a new position within Antonio Mancini's fashion business. Then Antonio surprises her by providing an equally impressive opportunity for her sister, Maria. Clearly, her instincts about this gorgeous, powerful man must be correct... or are they? There are still too many unanswered questions for Angela to shake off her misgivings completely. Determined to get to the bottom of it all, she takes things into her own hands, only to discover she's in way over her head. And for once, even her normal resourcefulness isn't going to help. The only remaining question is: Can she count on Antonio to come through one more time? Or is everything she ever wanted over? This steamy novella is book 5 - the conclusion to this ongoing serial. It contains adult material suited for 18+ year olds.

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Like most romance writers, Ami LeCoeur is a romantic at heart, but in her heart it's the classic Romanticism of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. She is also a painter, glass artist, and award winning poet, as well as a writer. When she isn't traveling, she lives on California's Redwood Coast with her husband and two kitties. She loves her wonderful ocean view, and when the fog comes in - as it always does - she's either curled up with a good book, or busy writing. If you like Ami's stories, please let your friends know. 

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Review Blitz & Giveaway ~ Shattered Trust by Lynda Bailey


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Shattered Trust by Lynda Bailey
Genre: Erotic BDSM Romance
Release Date: August 13, 2014
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~Synopsis~

Learning to love is the easy part…

As a young woman, Kate Landry trusted the wrong man, and she paid dearly for her naiveté. Alone, pregnant and destitute, she survived by the sheer force of her will. Now forty-two, Kate has made a good living for herself and her daughter as the owner of the Bluebird Saloon. But she’s forgotten how to live. That is until he comes into her bar…

Liam St. James loved a girl once. And only once. After an accident paralyzed her, she didn’t trust he would continue to love her. Brokenhearted, Liam left and soon discovered a world where women did trust him—to be their sexual Dominant. He plays out the scenes masterfully, but the unexpected request from the stoic bar owner will pose his greatest challenge yet…

Kate and Liam embark on a journey to uncover repressed urges and, in the process, they discover new desires. They also fall in love with one another. But when you’ve been shattered as badly as they have by mistrust, deceit and abuse, loving is easy. Trusting is harder, if not impossible, especially when the heart is involved…

Shattered Trust is a BDSM romance. It contains explicit language and graphic love scenes, including bondage, domination, spanking, whipping and multiple partners. It is intended for mature readers only.


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For years—years—she’d fought her internal opinion that she was a slut. A whore. She wasn’t. She was a good person. A person worthy of love and respect.
But was she? Stripping for Liam, a man she barely knew, didn’t classify her as admirable. Tears filled her eyes. She wrapped her arms across her breasts, her head bowed.
Why did you stop?” Liam’s question echoed in the quiet room.
I…I can’t do this.”
Why not?”
She sniffled. “I just can’t.”
That’s the answer a child would give.” Censure hardened his voice. “Look at me.”
Shuffling her feet, she turned.
He sat forward in the chair, his elbows braced on his knees. Tension crackled the air as his reproachful gaze bore into hers. She shook so hard, it was a wonder she stayed standing.
Part of your problem is that you’re thinking too much.” His words stung like ice chips. “It’s not your job to think, but to do. To do as I say. I’m here because of you. If you want this to stop, if you don’t trust me, you know what to say. I’ll leave and we’ll be done. Otherwise, uncross your arms and continue.”
Fear clutched her heart. Fear of continuing? No. Fear that all…this would end. She’d only just begun…could she so easily abandon her pursuit for some semblance of normalcy in her life? Or was she prepared to spend the rest of her days alone?
Like dead weight, her arms fell to her sides.


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~this review may contain minor spoilers~

For more than two decades, Kate had built not just a wall, but a fortress around herself. And iron tank that no one, save Sedona, had breached. And now, in less than sixty seconds, she was waxing poetic about a stranger from “across a crowded room?” And a younger man to boot. What was wrong with her?

Kate Landry gave her trust to the wrong man once and it nearly destroyed her; completely alone, young, scared and pregnant, she did what she had to in order to care for and raise her child. Now in her forties, with her daughter Sedona all grown and the owner of a popular bar in Texas, she can admit that she made a pretty decent life for herself against all odds. The only thing missing from her life is men, romance, and intimacy of any kind; she knows this but does not miss it, she could never see herself opening up to another man and giving anyone any kind of power over her... until the day he walks into her bar and everything she has been missing, all the secret urges and desires that she buried long ago, come crashing into her.

Liam St. James is no stranger to heartbreak; he loved a girl once but a tragic accident caused her to force him out of her life breaking any trust he ever had in love. He now drifts through life one day at a time, not looking for anything to tie him to one place for any length of time. The only real pleasure he gets is when he is in his element as a Dom; the scenes he plays out with a willing sub is all he needs to satisfy his urges and keep any messy emotions out of the equation. Until he meets her and she makes an offer he knows he should refuse, but just can't.

He'd be lying if he said he wasn't attracted to Kate. With her shoulder-length hair so perfect for yanking and her pert ass so perfect for spanking and her lips so perfect for sucking his cock, she possessed all the physical attributes he enjoyed in a bottom.

Helping Kate to rediscover her sexual urges, and feel comfortable enough to give herself over to man again, becomes his focus. The more time they spend together, the more emotion inevitably gets involved even though they both try their hardest to fight it off. Turns out, falling in love is the easy part; but is there ever any real hope for a future when the two people involved are incapable of trust? Will these two damaged souls be able to help each other heal and maybe learn to trust again? After all, what is love without trust?

his nefarious side rubbed it's maniacal hands together. He'd find out hard, fast and in a fucking hurry if his little kitten was into playing. All Liam needed to do was unleash the beast.

I have to admit, this book took me by surprise. Based on the synopsis, I was just expecting a lot of hott sex and maybe some angst... what we get is so much more. There is a lot about Kate that we learn as we go on and it really helps us to understand why she is so leery to trust again, even if I found it a bit frustrating at times. But Liam, sweet sweet sexy Liam, was the most patient man and exactly what she needed-even if he fought a little too hard to keep himself closed off emotionally. The aftercare he showed her after a scene was breathtaking and showed a depth to him we wouldn't otherwise see. This was definitely a slow-burn romance; there was no insta-love, and only minor insta-lust, our couple doesn't even have actual sex till three quarters of the way through the book, but that doesn't mean that the naked time they did spend together prior to that was any less hott. Liam sure knows how to handle his woman, but rushing things in this particular story wouldn't have made sense and would have taken away from the growth these two needed to make. I personally believed it all played out pretty perfectly. All in all, it was an pretty intense book that definitely took me by surprise and I would be lying if I said I didn't love that. Ms. Lynda has secured her spot on my One-Click-Addiction List with this one and I can't wait to see what she brings us next.

She felt so adored, so worshipped.
The men she'd known had only ever taken from her. They never gave. But Liam was giving to her. He'd always given her so much. More than she could ever hope to repay.



Lynda has always loved stories, especially romances. For her the only thing better than reading a romance is writing one. That and drinking red wine while eating dark chocolate.

Her romances are full of passion, with heat levels that range from hot to sizzling! She’s proud to have been a 2010 finalist in the prestigious Golden Heart®. Please join Lynda for laughter and love, and where the good guys always win in the end.

Lynda lives in Reno with her husband of thirty+ years and their two pampered pooches.

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