Thursday, June 8, 2017

Risers Resolve - Lindsay Cross Blitz & Giveaway

Riser's Resolve (Men of Mercy #12) by Lindsay Cross
An Elle James Brotherhood Protectors Kindle World Novella
Cover Design: Kari March Designs
Release Date: June 8, 2017


Laney was a woman on the run. Her ex-husband, who just happened to be a cop, had a penchant for violence. After Laney took their daughter and ran, he had a promise for revenge. She'd made a new life with a new name and had planned to stay hidden forever, but even the best laid plans go wrong. Forced to rush her daughter to the hospital, Laney's location is revealed. Laney had vowed to never seek help from a man again, until Riser’s 200 pounds of packed muscle made her his own personal mission. He vowed to protect her and her daughter from her ex, but could she trust him with their lives when she'd been burned so badly in the past? Riser Malone was an admitted adrenaline junkie whose distraction on a crucial mission last year had resulted in complete failure of his objective: protect the girl. Unable to face his failure, Riser accepted every mission put before him, but a lull in the terrorist tempo left him with too much time on his hands back home. He needed a distraction, and he needed it badly. And that distraction showed up in the form of Laney and her daughter. With an abusive ex bearing down on her, Riser saw his second chance at redemption. And after one night with her, Riser knew his bachelorhood was over. But if he ever had any hope for a relationship with Laney in the future, he'd have to make sure her abusive ex-husband would never harm her again.





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Lindsay Cross is the award-winning author of the Men of Mercy series. She is the fun loving mom of two beautiful daughters and one precocious Great Dane. Lindsay is happily married to the man of her dreams - a soldier and veteran. During one of her husband's deployments from home, writing became her escape and motivation. An avid reader since childhood, reading and writing is in her blood. After years of reading, she discovered her true passion - writing. Her alpha military men are damaged, drop-dead gorgeous and determined to win the heart of the woman of their dreams.  

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A Life Less Beautiful By Elle Brooks Blitz & Giveaway

A Life Less Beautiful by Elle Brooks
Cover Design by Elle Brooks
Release Date: June 8, 2017


Ellis Hughes has loved the girl next door since he was ten-years-old. She was his sun, moon, and every visible star in a clear night sky. She was also his biggest regret.   When a terrible accident rips Ellis and Harlow apart, it shatters both their hearts beyond repair. More than a decade later, Ellis has paid his penance, but his regret still lingers, and the love he once harbored for his childhood sweetheart has never faded.   What Ellis believes has been destroyed forever, slowly comes back to life, only for a cruel twist of fate to intervene. Knowing he cannot live his life without Harlow in it, he faces the ultimate test of selflessness.   He must sacrifice his own heart to mend hers.  



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I'm a little neurotic; I function on a tiny amount of sleep, and a huge amount of caffeine. I love old movies, green skittles, and have a slightly strange, and irrational fear of stormy weather.   When I'm not locked away scribbling down the crazy stories that occupy my mind, I can be found at home in East Yorkshire with my husband and two children.   I'm unashamedly fickle and can be persuaded to do just about anything with the promise of a good book, new shoes, or a bottle of bubbles.   Oh, and did I mention I also love to write?  

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Absolution by Missy Johnson cover reveal & Giveaway

Cover Design: Indie Sage
Release Date: June 28, 2017


Declan James was the perfect guy. He was sweet. Charming. Caring. Until he wasn’t.
Fourteen years ago, his actions tore apart my family. He ruined my sister’s life and nothing was ever the same again. But now, a decade later, he’s back. When he walks into my office, asking for my help, I’m shocked, but nothing prepares me for what I’m about to learn. I see how far he’s gone to redeem himself and I know that he’s changed. I also know that, as a priest, he’s more off limits than ever. If I help him, my family will never forgive me. If I fall in love with him, I will never forgive myself.    


“You’re not the first person to be shocked by my choice of calling.” “Your family?” I guess. He nods. “I’m assuming they probably had bigger and better things in mind for you, but it’s a step up from rapist right?” His eyes widen and I cringe. Shit, I can’t believe I just said that. “I can see why you might think that, but my father is very anti-religion, so I’m not sure he would agree,” he smirks and rubs his chiselled jawline, giving me a pointed look. “Are you done now?” “I’m sorry that was way out of line," I mumble, admitting I went too far. "Sometimes I say things without thinking.” “It’s okay,” He shrugs. His dark eyes penetrate mine. I'm shaking, but I hold his gaze, refusing to look away. “You get a free pass today to say whatever you like to me and then tomorrow you need to start giving me a chance. Is that fair?” I’m not loving the part where I give him a chance, but I have so many questions burning inside of me that I’m dying to ask that I sit forward, and place my hands under my thighs. “Okay I’ll play,” I say, staring at him. I question everything he says because it hurts too much to believe him. Why should he get to move on? “Why this?” “Because it was the only way I could see getting my life back on track. I was at the point where I had nothing to live for, and God changed that for me. He gave me hope. I had something that was mine. I was making a difference.” “How long have you been a Priest for?” I say the word like it’s dirty but only because he’s makes it that way. It’s like he’s taken one of the purest professions in the world and tainted it. “Five years. After I got out of prison, I was in a bad place. Everything that happened with Cecily really messed me up and then hearing that she…. His voice trails off like he can’t complete his train of thought, so I make him, because he doesn’t get to do this. He doesn’t get to make this about him. “You mean how she killed herself?” I say. I stare at him, my anger fuelling the strength I’m somehow finding within myself to confront him. This is what I’ve wanted for so long, to be able to face him and show him how much he hurt me. “How she ended her life after what you did to her and the way your family dragged her through the mud. Is that what you mean? You can’t even say it, Declan. Imagine how hard it was for me to live it.” “I never wanted that all I wanted to do was plead guilty and move on—” “Move on?” I whisper, tears spilling down my cheeks. “Like my sister got to move on? Like my dad moved on by ramming his car into a tree? You ruined our lives. Why should you get to move on?” “I’m sorry about your father,” he says softly. “You’re sorry?” I laugh. I throw my hands up in the air. “Well, so long as you’re sorry.” “You have every right to be angry at me Hannah, but I’m just trying to explain it from my point of view. You asked me why I became a priest. This is why. Everything that happened is why.” “But you don’t get to explain,” I whisper. “Because it’s not fair. All you get to do is sit there and take whatever I decide I need to say to you in order for me to get through this. That’s the only thing you need to do here. You don’t get to justify what you did, or tell me how much you’ve changed, because I don’t care. All I care about is being able to be in the same room as you without feeling like I’m going to be sick. Is that too much to ask?” "No. No it’s not," he mumbles. His eyes cast downward and I laugh. He can’t even look at me.    



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4 stars
Absolution .....................formal release from ones guilt, obligation or form of punishment ... the act of forgiving for something that has been done wrongfully or a sinful to another.

Declan James was the poster boy - every girls dream well so most thought. Until one night 14 years ago changed his life and many others.

Now 14 years onwards his past has come back to haunt him so to speak. Gorgeous , brutal and offensive and with a wraith that she throws upon him there is no escaping his past despite his decision to absolve his sins.

Declan has joined the church hoping his penance pays for some of his wrong doing from the past. But his past has other ideas for him - she will not let him forget and will not forgive.

Hannah's past has come back to taunt her and haunt her. She cant believe her eyes and the circumstances she has come across. ** Sexy and sinful - how can one man she completely loathes have her heart skipping a beat and her loins tingling **

Both on a misson to protect one little girl, the past catches up with them, lies are unfolded and love is found among two unlikely people. Redemption and forgiveness , heartache and loss .. Absolution is a heartfelt story of lies, raw and gritty past mistakes and learning to live even among ruins.

As a reader I do enjoy a read with angst, and a story line that unveils some mystery. The author did a good job of creating her characters with depth and definition. With a well delivered plot and smooth flowing story line this story will keep you intrigued to the last pages.

It shows character growth , and the capacity to forgive.

I would love to have seen an epilogue of some sort maybe .. The discovery of the truth more unveiled and maybe some compensation for past mistakes. But overall I think the characters were happy with there outcome either way.

The chemistry between Declan and Hannah was inevitable, despite everything within the story line the truth was unfolded, forgiveness given, and some closure after 14 years of heartache.

As for Hannah's sister she has a lot to account for .. Not my favourite character.. By all means lol

A captivating read, that delivers us forgiveness, love, loss and redemption .


Counting on You by J C Reed & Jackie Steele Book Blitz & Review

NEW RELEASE ★★  Counting On You is  LIVE! ★★ 
Happy Release Day to J C Reed & Jackie Steele .. I recently had the pleasure of reading this book and totally loved it.  A love story about a Man who isn't looking for love and a woman who thinks she is in love .. Obsession and love .. Dares and Decisions.  It was one of those romances that will have you giggling, starry eyed and hot under the collar . :D

From New York Times Bestselling Author, J.C. Reed, and Jackie Steele comes a new standalone novel.

I have everything I want.
Success. Wealth. Women…and make that plenty of those. As a filthy-rich CEO, I would say I’m pretty much close to perfection. Except for that one weakness: I’m cocky as hell, and an irresistible magnet for women.
So when one tiny mistake lands me in hot waters with the investors, I have one hell of a choice to make:
Restore my reputation…
Or risk losing my company.
I’m a man of my word and failure is not an option. Not now. Not ever. I fully intend to uphold my responsibilities.
Sharing an apartment should be easy, right? And it’s only for six weeks.
That’s what I thought before I found out that my new roommate is female.
And wow.
Vicky Sullivan is unlike any woman I’ve ever met.
She’s hot as sin, and crazy.
Definitely not my kind of crazy, but too hot to pass up.
There’s something about her that makes me rage with want.
I don’t like her, but obviously my dick does. And what he wants, he gets.
Six weeks…
Living together shouldn’t be too hard…
Until my best friend challenges me to a bet…
I make it my mission to make her mine.
There’s only one problem.
I have to break…Every. Single. Rule.
And did I mention she’s completely off-limits?
It’s too late to say no.

Author’s note – Counting On You is a full-length, standalone novel with no cliffhanger. 

Book Review
A sex addict and love addict ....
a whirlwind of sparks ..finding love in an unlikely time and place . How one moment , one person can define us . Change everything we ever thought ... How love can Find us when we are not looking and least expect it.
Kaiden and Vicky meet in rehab. Unlikely Room mates . 
 One a sex addict and one a love addict. These two unlikely people are paired up and sent on a whirlwind of discovery together.
First impressions count right ?  I had to stifle my giggles on there first encounter ! Man - I can just envisage Kaiden all proud and unbashful.
Vicky is one of those girls looking for love.  White pickets fences and a family .. With so much to give , more then some wish to except  in return she finds herself thrown into rehab to work herself out . To find out the difference in love and obsession and to find herself.
The unlikely couple become great friends and Kaiden realizes that this woman tries all his boundaries. Evokes feelings he never deemed possible.
On a whirlwind  of sexy banter, funny antics and lots of discoveries. These roomies realize that love has found its way.
  Kaiden finally finds a woman he is not sure he can do without. 
 Lots of tender moments within this story, the authors did a wonderful job of creating some depth and definition of both characters.
We see them grow, learn and also learn to move on. Living a little, loving , and finding peace within themselves. Making sacrifices.
Vicky learns  what the difference is between love and obsession and Kaiden learns what its like to hang around for more then just one night.
I really enjoyed the way in which this romance was put forth. A few teary moments in the end , where I was thinking NOW WAY !! not now !!
I loved both Epilogues .. It gave us closure and that HEA we eagerly look forward to in any romance.
The diary updates, Dear Jane Austin, didn't appeal much to me . I watched the Movie and it didn't entice me what so ever. I found Mr Darcy not the romantic every makes him out to be lol.
Kaiden however was more appealing to me. Maybe it was his unbashful displays of manhood ** grins ** or the way his character redeemed himself in the end.
The story line was enticing, exciting , fun and sexy.. If your after a romance that will leave you starry eyed, content and grinning at the end . This read is for you..
4 1/2 stars

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Meet J.C. Reed
J.C. Reed is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She writes steamy contemporary romance with a touch of mystery and suspense. When she's not typing away on her keyboard, forgetting the world around her, you can find her chatting with her readers on Facebook.

    Meet Jackie Steele
Jackie Steele is a USA Today Bestselling author and a true romantic at heart. Whether reading or writing, Jackie loves dark, emotional stories that twist with your head and take you on a journey. As an ever romantic, she believes in happy endings and true love in all forms, which is reflected in all of her books.