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The Colors of My Life by Linda Burson Release Tour

Bank Robbers… Kidnappers… and a daring romance

Linda Burson
Genre: Romantic Thriller, Suspense
Publisher: Class Act Books
Publication Date: May 15, 2017
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Mrs. Caylie Lyon a devoted, but bored, unhappy housewife of 28 years makes a sudden decision that transforms her and alters her life.
When waiting with her husband, Nolan, in their local bank, a group of masked-men storm through the front doors. When the armed robbers grab a young mother of two to kidnap to ensure their escape, Caylie offers to take her place.
Caylie uses her memories of a handsome movie star, Landon Cordell, to help her deal with her confinement, until she falls in love with one of her kidnappers. They form a close bond, and Caylie’s life is forever changed.
Can their love survive the haunts of Cole’s past and can love be enough when Caylie’s opportunity to meet Landon Cordell becomes a reality?

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Review: The Darkest Promise

The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tortured falls for melancholy only to be transformed into something miraculous. The latest book in this Series is just as dark and depressing as the previous ones. For those who have not read the previous books, this book can be read as a standalone. Ms. Showalter does an excellent job of re-capping the events up to date. She also creates a deeply moving story of two lost souls.

Cameo is one of the few women who are part of the Lords of the Underworld. She is literally cursed with the demon Misery. Just her voice or even a small hum from her can elicit a suicidal spiral. One would think the strongest are those who are happy and joyful. Not so, just her presence will suck the joie de vivre from everyone. This is everyone except Lazarus. Lazarus is known as the Cruel and Unusual king in the realm of Grimm and Fantica. He also has a past with Cameo she can not remember.

Both Cameo and Lazarus are characters mired in angst. The…

Updrift by Errin Stevens

What if joining your lover's world
meant leaving your own? UPDRIFT Errin Stevens Series: The Mer Chronicles: Book 1
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Publication Date: November 2, 2015 Add to Goodreads What if joining your lover's world meant leaving your own?
Kate will have to look hard at her man to determine what is real, what is illusion, and how, if ever, she can get back home. Ever since her father died, Kate Sweeting’s home life has been in the pits, her well being on life support. Her future looks desolate, too, until she and her mother make another plan: abandon their shriveled existence for more promising prospects on the coast, where Mom can play small-town librarian/bachelorette, and Kate can figure out what’s up with that secretive Blake family from the beach. Everyone is eerily captivated with Kate and her mother, and Cara is the first to figure out why when the man of her dreams arrives all dripping and devoted and closed-mouthed about wha…

Review: Kink 101

Kink 101 by Ines Johnson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

KINK 101 follows a young twenty-something debutante exploring her sexuality. Her world of high society, backstabbing frenemies is just waiting to watch her fall. Instead of playing into this world, she decides to take control of her life and step away from their judging eyes. Since her loser ex-boyfriend rejected her sexual needs, Claire ventures into a BDSM club, Black Dahlia, to see what she is missing. This new world is frightening yet exciting. When she meets another newbie, she finds her partner in crime.

This story starts out slow. I nearly put this book down because it dragged on. I felt this way because I am a jaded BDSM reader. The beginning of this story caters to new-to-BDSM readers. The title does suggest this is a 101 training story. From a BDSM accuracy standpoint, it is close to what one would find in a real BDSM club. Many clubs do offer classes with the explosion of new-to-BDSM kinksters searching to learn more about th…

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"What's more, recent shakeups in the romance sites have left some readers and authors…

Lethal Lies by Rebecca Zanetti Blog Tour, Raffle and Excerpt!

@RebeccaZanetti Lethal Lies is an angsty, suspenseful follow up to Deadly Silence. Don't miss out!

Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Blood Brothers, #2 On Sale: May 16, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Trade Paperback: $14.99 USD
eBook: $5.99 USD

A deadly secret can't stay buried forever . . .
Revenge. It's the only thing that will help Anya Best sleep at night. The serial killer who murdered her sister is on the loose, and Anya will stop at nothing to put him behind bars—even use herself as bait to lure him out of hiding. But she can't do this alone.
Private investigator Heath Jones's job is to bring bastards to justice. This time it's personal. He knew the Copper Killer's latest victim so when her sister asks for his help, he's all in. But when Anya uses the media to taunt the killer, she exposes Heath's identity, putting them both in jeopardy. Now, secrets buried long ago are coming to light and the forces determined to destroy him are watching He…

Review: Dirty Irish

Dirty Irish by Sara Brookes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

An alpha male submissive is a rare sighting, something Natalie knows quite well. Natalie is a dominant who delights in sexual erotic tortures. The last submissive she wanted to commit herself to only broke her heart. Gun shy about relationships and long term play partners, Natalie goes through the motions with little interest. On top of this, her brother is denying her repeated requests to see him. Still, she loves him and remembers him from when they were young. Hiring an attorney to help him is the least she can do. At odds with the most important men in her life is utterly soul crushing. Thankfully with a few friends and her new motorcycle family, she is going to drink herself through St. Patrick's day. Unlucky for her, the submissive she loved, McKinley, shows back up to ruin her carefree fun.

I enjoy femdom books where the female dominant is a sexually sadist who tempers each punishing torment with a loving smile. Natalie is…

Review: Enticement

Enticement by Sierra Cartwright
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Get ready to be swept off your feet and then tossed to the side. Rinse and repeat. Ella Gibson is a woman on a mission. She is going to find her Mr. Right and this time, he is going to come complete with whips and chains. Ella goes to a BDSM club to find her perfect dominant. Her slight scent of desperation attracts the sharks. Lucky for her, Pierce catches wind of this and takes her under his wing.

Ella's relationship with Pierce is complicated. He is her best friend's brother who has watched over her as an awkward teen. Her crush on him never completely abated as she grew up. When Pierce offers to be her dominant, she is mixed. Pierce exudes alpha male pheromones and attitude. Maybe too much for Ella who is also headstrong. Pierce is also an experienced dominant. There is just something about Pierce that makes Ella weak in the knees.

I loved Pierce. His is the kind of dominant who turns me on to no end. With a military …

Review: Shifting Darkness

Shifting Darkness by Kate Wendley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tortured, isolated and clueless, Vince fights to be able to function every day. His body is weak and fights him. From an outsider looking in, Vince could be a person with muscular dystrophy.  Not so. Instead, he is a werejaguar who is unable to shift into his animal form. His health is slowly deteriorating. With just him and his mom, they are barely surviving on the little bit of money they can earn. I have been waiting for this book to come out. This book can be read as a standalone. It is better to be read in the series order to better appreciate the relationships between the secondary characters. It is not necessary as Ms. Wendley does a nice job of quick summaries to bring a new reader up to speed.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story because I liked Vince. Unlike the other characters in this series, Vince's situation is a losing battle. The difference is because Vince is truly without a community. He only has his mother fo…

Faking it by Christine d'Abo Blog Tour

@riptidebooks Faking it by @Christine_dAbo mmm goodness

Hello, my name is Christine d’Abo and I’m so happy to be here today.
I’m a firm believer that the good friends are the family members that we get to choose. The get us on a level that sometimes our biological family doesn’t. When I came up with the idea of Ringside Gym and the men who were involved with it, I wanted to make sure that their relationships reflected that feeling.
Max would be the “middle” child of the trio of heroes. He’s my peacemaker, the one who wants to make sure everyone and everything is okay. But Max has a problem – he doesn’t know what to do when he’s not needed. Zack no longer needs him now that he has Noland in his life, and their other friend Eli has been MIA due to his MMA career. Max’s life begins to drift and he questions not only what he wants, but also who he wants in it.
When Grady Barnes shows up on the scene, Max is equal parts intrigued and annoyed. Here is a man who seems to have it all, but is seem…

Review: A Fire in the Blood

A Fire in the Blood by Amanda Ashley
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Small town girl with an idyllic life meets ancient vampire when he saves her life. Readers who enjoy grand gestures of romance when an alpha male courts an independent female, this book is for you. Tessa grew up in a confines of a small town where everyone had their place and there was no way to re-invent oneself. Whilst she likes the support of a small town, she wanted to break away and grow into her own person. She successfully does this in the cozy town of Cutter's Corner. This little town of friendly people is perfect for her. This lovely life she set out to have is destroyed when there are five murders one after another. The murders themselves are odd with blood drained and scared towns people whispering of vampires.

Tessa is a sweet character who is an average gal. She is relate-able in her job and her choice of best friends. There is nothing that makes her standout. This is the plot device which makes the story …

Review: Desperately Seeking Starlight

Desperately Seeking Starlight by Zenina Masters
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Dragons are special in the way they are born, raised and how knowledge is transferred to them. Oksana's birth should have been a time of great rejoicing. Instead, it marked of day of utter violation against her legacy. Her mother's books and possessions were ransacked and stolen from Oksana whilst she was unable to defend herself. Born with a grudge against most of fey, it is irony that her potential mate may be a fey, found at the Crossroads.

Another fun one to read, Ms. Master delights readers with her characters. Oksana comes across as a strict forbidding dragon with immense power and knowledge. This hides her dry humour and sometimes whimsical nature. When paired up with Hyther, a fey who made a mistake a long time ago, sparks flame and there is retribution to be doled out. Hyther is a more humble fey after years of experience and also learning from his mistakes. His courtship dance with Oksana is a …

Review: The Devil's Triangle

The Devil's Triangle by Catherine Coulter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Suspenseful, unexpected and x-file paranormal - this latest book with Nicholas and Mike is thrilling. This is a page turner for me as it hits all my happy buttons. Nicholas and Mike are contacted by Kitsune, an extraordinary thief they crossed paths with whilst working on a case. They did not expect her to reach out to them for help. Despite her criminal ways, she possess a certain type of charm which entices the duo to help her out. Because there is no such thing as honour among thieves, as Kitsune's latest job demonstrates.

Every so often, Ms. Coulter flirts with psychic elements in her stories. In this story, she bring it in subtly at first and then it comes in hard and fast. For those who enjoy her romantic suspense and do not like anything psychic or paranormal, pass this book. You will not enjoy it. For those of us who believe "There are more things in heaven and earth" this book will delight. Th…

Dangerous Interference by BJ Wane Blog Tour

BJ Wane
Genre: Erotic Romance, Suspense, Spanking, Menage
Publisher: Stormy Night Publications
Publication Date: January 6, 2017
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After her sister goes missing, Alena Malloy travels to Blue Springs, Maine—her sister’s last known location—to track her down. As she begins her search, however, Alena’s efforts quickly bring her into conflict with Randy Janzen, the local sheriff, and Nash Osbourne, a Scotland Yard detective involved in the case due to its similarity with a recent disappearance in the UK.
Randy and Nash make it quite clear to Alena they expect her to avoid interfering with their work, and when she defies them one time too many she earns herself a painful, embarrassing spanking. The humiliating punishment ignites a powerful desire in Alena, and despite her sore backside she finds herself yearning to be mastered more thoroughly.
The two stern, handsome lawmen agree to share Alena, and soon enough she is begging for more. But when Alena’s co…

The Highwayman's Proposal by Vanessa Liebe Blog Tour

Why does Lady Godwin find it so hard
to obey her highwayman?

Vanessa Liebe
Series: The Blakeney Brother Adventures, Book 3
Genre: Historical Erotic Romance
Publisher: Blushing Books
Publication Date: April 12, 2017
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Gabriel Blakeney is a man who protects those he loves at all costs. If that means becoming a highwayman to help support the community that raised him, then that’s what he’ll do. Risking his life each night, he robs from the rich to redistribute among the poor. He does it to survive. But what he’d really like is to find a woman of his own to protect and love. Despairing of ever finding her, things change one night when he meets Lady Caroline Godwin. Here is a lady who needs protecting all right—from herself.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. And Lady Godwin is desperate. Her father has lost a fortune at cards and is bed bound after a stroke. Somehow, she must raise the money within a month or lose her home. Worse, she may …