Saturday, September 27, 2014

#BookReview REVENGE by Dana Delamar #romanticsuspense #dangerous #romance

Revenge (Blood and Honor, #1)Revenge by Dana Delamar

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A real page turner. Revenge is a book that will hook you and not let you go. Rico Luchessi is a reluctant mafia don with a kind heart and a willingness to show mercy. Unfortunately, as he realizes, mercy doesn't beget mercy, and he has enemies from all sides.

When he rescues a battered wife, Kate Andretti, of a competing Mafia family, he borrows more trouble than he can handle. Especially since he starts falling in love with Kate.

This book was exciting from start to finish. Kate is feisty and Rico is plain hot. He loves so hot and at the end, Kate discovers and believes that she is truly lucky to be loved so passionately by a man with such intensity.

The author does a fantastic job at description, action, and emotion. I felt like I was right in the middle of the firefight. Even though things end relatively happy, there is an Epilogue that drags you into the next story where new enemies arise and betrayal is right around the corner.

Exciting stuff!

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Friday, September 26, 2014

#bloggers Please sign up for my Claiming Carlos Release Day Blitz! @AyalaRachelle

A quick note. I'm gearing up to get Claiming Carlos (Book #2 Sanchez Sisters) published in October. If anyone wants to help me with a release day blitz, please sign up here. There will be teasers and excerpts as well as a review opportunity. Thanks!
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Claiming Carlos will release Oct 22, 2014, and it is currently available for pre-order. I'm really excited about Choco and Carlos's story. Lots of laughs, family feuds and secrets, and cooking disasters. But when it gets hot in the kitchen, it burns. A foodie romance at heart!

Enjoyed Taming Romeo (Sanchez Sisters Book #1)? Then you know bossy big sister Choco. See what antics she gets into in Claiming Carlos. SPECIAL PRE-ORDER price: 99c [available at Amazon (US IN UK DE FR ES IT JP BR CA MX AU), Barnes & Noble NookApple iTunesSmashwords]
Choco Sanchez is stuck in a rut. She’s never hit a softball and has been friends forever with Carlos Lopez, the head cook at her family’s Filipino restaurant. When flashy restaurant consultant Johnny Dee hits her with a pitch, she falls head over heels and gets a makeover.
Carlos Lopez is not about to lose one for the home team. Johnny launches a full scale change on the menu, and Carlos sends him straight into the dumpster. Claiming Choco’s heart proves more difficult, especially when her secrets threaten to doom their love. But never underestimate a man who can cook hot, spicy, and steamy, and we ain’t talking just food.
"The chemistry is oh-so-there!" - Say Medina
If you haven't read Taming Romeo yet, now's a good time to get it for 99c
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Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Evie Sanchez is recovering from heartbreak by working at her parents’ Filipino restaurant when in walks Romeo Garcia, the boy she left behind. Only now, he’s a hot movie star surrounded by gorgeous actresses and adoring fans.
Bad boy Romeo Garcia never understood why Evie stood him up at the prom. When he rescues her from a flying coconut in the dumpster, he is determined to dig into her heart for the reason. Their mutual attraction and unresolved feelings ignite in a scintillating night of daring sex, and Romeo shows Evie what she’ll miss the rest of her life if she walks away again.
Evie lands a part as Romeo’s co-star and falls into her role, totally in love. He plays his part, too, with his romantic gestures and skillful lovemaking. But is the fantasy real or revenge? Evie and Romeo are about to discover if their buried feelings will explode in pure delight or utter disaster.
Taming Romeo is a contemporary romance featuring family secrets, delicious food, and hot, steamy loves scenes.
Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+.
“Second chance love is always the sweetest.” – Jessica Cassidy
“Sexy and funny, a unique take on love reignited.” – Racquel Reck

Monday, September 22, 2014

Unforgettable Men from Rachelle Ayala #amreading #book #boyfriends

“What makes an unforgettable lover?” by Rachelle Ayala

How many book boyfriends do you have? Be honest now: two, five, ten, more than twenty? Ha, ha, I have to admit I love them all. But instead of me telling you about my book boyfriends, I’m going to let the heroines tell you in their own words.

First up is Jessica Song from Playing the Rookie: A #Played Novella. Here’s what she says about Jay Pak Ahn.

Sexy eyes, confidence, and daring. I love a man who knows what he wants and doesn’t hesitate to get it. He wants me, tells me, and then shows me. Oh boy, does he show me, over and over and over again.

Excerpt from Playing the Rookie

“I’m the man to help you figure it all out. Let’s get comfortable.”

Why does my body instantly ignite at the thought of getting horizontal with Jay? I lick the drool from my lips and finish the rest of my drink. The stout hearty taste of the dark beer mixed with the crisp bite of apples reaches into my dark heart, stirring it with a flood of desires—fantasies I dare not admit even to myself.

Jay raises the volume of the stereo. A bluesy jazz song plays. Enfolding me into his arms, he swings me around the room, his busy hands caressing me, skillfully arousing every inch of my hot, horny body.

But tonight it’s more than that. There’s a gentleness about him, loving, taking his time. His fingers stroke and pet me, deep, warm caresses, nothing harsh or groping. And when his lips take mine he moves languidly, flowing with the music, a steady, sweet rhythm. We drift to the edge of the bed and float onto it like falling leaves. His lips, tongue, and fingers leave nothing untouched, undressing me as if I were made of delicate flower petals.

Ella Kennedy from Played by Love: A #Played Novella on hero Jaden Sloup.

He may seem like a geek, but under the covers, watch out! They always say a goalie has good hands, but Jaden, he’s good everywhere!

Excerpt from Played by Love

Jaden kissed her forehead, caressing the back of her neck and shoulders, felt the tension in her spine. Gently, he placed her head on the bath pillow and wiped the water from her face with his thumbs.

Taking a long match, he lit the candles stuck on ornate candleholders around the bathroom as well as the ones floating in bowls on the wide surround.

She was more beautiful under the lambent lighting, exquisite as fine porcelain. Her blue eyes shone like deep ocean waters, and a pink flush brushed her skin with color.

He spread liquid soap over a washcloth and slid it lovingly around her neck, over her shoulders, easing the tension. Taking her hand, he kissed each finger and rubbed her palm against his face. He smoothed the washcloth around her forearms, working his way past her elbows.

She sucked in a sizzling breath when he grazed the side of her breast and he froze, worried he’d triggered a bad memory. But she placed her hand on his and guided the cloth up to her chest.

Emboldened, he played the washcloth around the globes of her breasts and teased her nipples, pretty as pink rose petals. He couldn’t help kissing them when she arched her back, lifting them above the surface of the water.

“That feels so good,” she moaned, her fingers tickling the back of his neck.

Evie Sánchez has some choice words to say about her Romeo from Taming Romeo

Romeo’s arrogant. He knows he’s good, and then some. Who else can shake me to the boots and melt me with a kiss? Sometimes I’m so frustrated I want to bonk him on the head, but then he gets me in the shower, the hot tub, and on his bike. Did I mention his bike and the motor between his legs? Yow! Tankslapper!!!

Excerpt from Taming Romeo

He lays his head on one of the king size pillows and cradles it, his eyes intent, but calm.

“What do you intend to do?” I crawl to his side, my dress shielding my breasts.

A grin slowly stretches his face. “I’m going to show you what you’re going to miss for the rest of your comfortable life. I’m going to completely and utterly ruin you for Eric and any other man who thinks he’s going to fulfill your dreams. Say the word, Evie, and I’ll make you forget how you can possibly exist without me.”

“Arrogant, aren’t you? And what if I tell you to walk?”

He flexes his arms and puts his hands behind his head, looking up at the ceiling. “I think you already know what you’ll be walking away from.”

And who can forget panty-melting Zach Spencer from Knowing Vera?

From Shirtless Daily
Vera certainly can’t, and neither can I. Here are her thoughts on him.

Zach was never really a bad boy. Sure, girls love him and he’s like honey to a bee. And he’s got that deadly smile and the deep blue eyes. Zach’s a survivor. What I most admire about him is his determination. Even losing a leg doesn’t keep Zach from being a hero. My hero.

Excerpt from Knowing Vera

Heat flashes through my chest and swirls through my abdomen. His scent, spicy and smoky, lights a raging fire between my legs. Every nerve on my body aches that sweet, languorous ache, the primitive, gut-level need of a woman for her man. Mine, because everything he does shows me he loves me; and everything I am belongs only to him.

We roll on the soft sand and I’m on top of him when we come up for air. The moon reflects in his deep blue eyes, and we’re both breathing hard. This. Time. Is. Different. Not lust, but more—much, much more.

His expression is so intense it burns me, piercing through my heart. He’s just as afraid as I am. I have to show him how precious he is, how willing I am to risk everything for him.

“Zach.” I press my hands on his firm chest. “I am devoted to you. I want to be the one.”

“You already are.”

And finally, everyone’s favorite barista and bad boy do-gooder, Dylan Jewell from Whole Latte Love

Carina? Please say a few words.
He’s changed my life. I’ve never met a guy with a bigger heart. He even took care of his ex-girlfriend’s tarantula and bearded dragon. He’s always picking up strays and I’m so glad he picked me up. Dylan and love just go together.

Excerpt from Whole Latte Love

“I don’t scare easily.” Carina marched toward her old room where she’d left her work clothes. She made a show of yawning.

Dylan framed himself at her door. “Don’t close your eyes, because I’m going for the shower if you aren’t.”

He snugged his shirt over his shoulders and threw it across the room. Palming the back of his head, he tightened his abdominal muscles and rolled his hips.

Carina covered her mouth and backed into her bed, her eyes glued to the bulge below his waist.

“Like what you see?” He rubbed his chest and sides while prowling toward her. His focus intent on his prey, he slipped one finger under his waistband. “Let’s see how brave you really are. Shall I drop the shorts?”

There you have it, unforgettable heroes and why I love all my book boyfriends.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

#BookReview THE NEXT CONTESTANT by Dani Evans #romance #contemporary

The Next ContestantThe Next Contestant by Dani Evans

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jax and Kimber deliver hormones and passion. Jax is your typical hot, studly, rich, frat boy player. And when I say, play, the dude really plays, as in a high stakes game of lust.

He's on track to win, win, win, when he spies Kimber, a girl with a wounded past. Jax wants Kimber, plain and simple, but he knows he has to quit his game. Problem is? Kimber's overprotective big brother knows what a player Jax is and no, he wouldn't want to inflict the likes of Jax on anyone he cares about, least of all his darling sister.

Jax and Kimber go undercover, in more ways than one. But lust turns to like, and like turns to obsessive love. Can he be sure of her? Can she trust him with her heart?

Kimber puts Jax through the wringer with daring stunts, enough that this reader screams, Enough! Her last one is a doozer, and leaves Jax no choice but to show her in no uncertain terms that SHE belongs to HIM.

Highly recommended if you're into young love and all the angst!

I also loved the cast of characters in the frat and the dance troupe. I know there will be lots of upcoming stories to shock and surprise us.

And hey, hey, shoutout for the Asian guy, Jaden Sloup (adopted) big, tall, Korean born goalie! whoop, whoop! Check him and Ella out in Played by Love by Rachelle Ayala

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Friday, September 19, 2014

#NewRelease BEHIND THE ALTAR by P. C. Zick #contemporary #romance

Title: Behind the Alter: Behind the Love Trilogy (Book 1)
Author: P.C. Zick
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 16, 2014



Forbidden Love - Book #1 in the Behind the Love Series by P.C. Zick

Leah Bryant’s life satisfies all her needs. Her engagement to Jacob Davis, minister of the Sunshine Christian Church, gives her the security she requires after living in a car during her teenage years. She runs a food kitchen out of the church for homeless vets who are living on the banks of Deer River. All is perfect until the day her future mother-in-law Geraldine tells her the church is shutting down the kitchen, and Dean”"Jacob’s brother”"rides his Harley into her heart. Leah’s world begins to crumble as she falls into Dean’s muscular and tattooed arms. Dean, who’s been away from his home for ten years, finds himself irresistibly drawn in by Leah’s natural beauty and genuine goodness. As they fight to stay away from one another, Leah and Dean keep finding ways to be together. The more they fight the attraction, the harder it is to stay apart. Will Leah go ahead and marry Jacob despite Dean’s haunting her every thought? Will Dean exact the revenge he came home to hand out? And will Geraldine manage to keep control over the church, Jacob, and Leah? It will all be determined in Behind the Altar, a romantic story of forbidden love.

˃˃˃ Homeless vets, deranged mothers, and a tattoo artist collide in this story of true love

How can the sweet and innocent Leah make sure her fight to feed the homeless in the small town of Victory, Florida, is successful? The arrival of Dean, her fiance's brother, confuses the matter even more as the two are uncontrollably attracted to one another.

Can love really conquer all? Dean and Leah are about to find out.


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

#CoverReveal THE NEXT CONTESTANT by Dani Evans #newadult #romance

It’s a contest only Jax and his fraternity brothers are
playing. Whoever scores the most points wins the game.

Kimber’s a feisty young woman enjoying life.
No plans for finding Mr. Right. Not when Mr. All
Wrong left her in a world of deceit and crushed her spirit.

Jax is the epitome of men. His striking good looks turn
heads. Lots of them. He walks past Kimber in a cloud of
sex and arrogance, and he’s slowly dragging her in to his

This wasn’t a part of Kimber’s strategy—she hadn’t
planned on him and struggles to pull back, away from his
striking distance, the kiss of death.

It’s a game of command and docility.
He’s gaining control.
She’s falling prey.

When stakes are high and Jax is at the top, will he let it
all go for Kimber? Because choosing Kimber will end his
game and he’ll certainly fail if he drops out now. And if
he backs out, will Kimber still want him when she learns
the dirty little fraternity secret?
Kimber’s thrown a towel on the ground and she’s lying there, naked. Eyes closed, cheeks flush, wet strands of hair sprawled out to the sides… but that’s not what’s holding me here. I unbutton my jeans and release my full on erection, pre c*m and all. Slowly stroking myself, I watch her squirt clear liquid—probably KY—down her slit. Her raised knees are bent and she spreads them wide, her naked self, right there for my eyes to take in. I smother my gasp. She’s all sexy and smooth, not a lick of hair on her pussy. I can only imagine how she tastes. I want to lick her, finger her, and then f*ck her. She begins rubbing her cl*t softly, slowly… then picking up the pace. She grunts a little and then moans. I grind my hips, thrusting and pumping my cock harder wishing I were inside of her. Kimber raises her hips, her middle finger sliding down her folds and she dips it inside. I lose it and cum on the spot. F*ck. I need to get out of here.

Excerpt 2:
“C’mon, Jax. Afraid to tap this wetness? Afraid to get yourself soaked?” She swoops down and splashes ice-cold water at me. I march after her and she knows, knows she’s in trouble now. She turns around and starts to run. God. Her ass. I want to bite it. I want to do all kinds of nasty with her and her sweet little ass. When she’s a good distance away from me, I go into a full sprint and catch up to her. It doesn’t take long before I’ve got my arms wrapped around her and I’m taking her down at the edge of the waves lapping at the shoreline. We’re both panting and smirking. “You think I’m afraid to get wet?” “It might mess up your perfectly messy hair,” she says as she reaches both hands up and brushes her fingers along my scalp. I push in between her legs and press my erection against her, then grind into her, hard. “Baby, there’s only one wet thing I want to tap into, and it isn’t the ocean.” I lean down, bite her pert nipple through the fabric of her top, and slide my hand down her side to cup her ass. I can’t help it if my fingers slip under the flimsy fabric and wander toward the crease. Once my finger hits that tight little rim, she jerks her hips up.
Meet the Author, Dani Evans:
Dani Evan studies Romance-ology where she travels abroad many fictitious places and lives in the hearts of countless heroines and heroes. She experiences the greatest love stories, heartbreaks, high levels of angst, and scorching seductions. All adventures have been, thus far, rather… orgasmic! She hopes her characters will bring the same joy to the romance community as so many Indie and traditionally published authors have given her. Reading enlightens all of our worlds and is the greatest escape from the daily stresses of life.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Christmas novella by Rachelle Ayala available for Beta Reading

Hello Awesome Friends, I've been busier than a proverbial bee, but have I got an early Christmas treat for you. I've been invited to join a Christmas Boxed Set to be released later this year. My entry, A Father For Christmas, is ready for beta reading. What is beta reading? It's reading a revised and partially edited draft and giving me your reactions and feedback to help me deliver the best story possible. Readers are the best help, and I love to hear from you. [It's 40,000 words, a short, quick read. Sweet with no onscreen sex. Rating: PG]

A Father for Christmas - (Holiday Romance)
Single mother Kelly Kennedy can't afford lavish gifts for her four-year-old daughter, Bree. Homeless veteran Tyler Manning doesn't believe he deserves a Merry Christmas. 

When Bree asks Santa for a father and picks Tyler, both Tyler and Kelly vow to keep Bree from being hurt while fighting their feelings for each other.

Tyler struggles with frightening flashbacks that scare Kelly. Meanwhile, Kelly's criminal past threatens her chance for happiness. Tyler and Kelly must believe in the power of love to give Bree her best Christmas ever.

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