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Out of Sight by Melissa Klein blog tour and giveaway

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NEW BOOK RELEASE
From Award Winning Author
Melissa Klein
When tragedy upends her life, Mia Jones must fight to regain her lost memories and win the man she loves.

OUT OF SIGHT
Melissa Klein
Series: Out of Uniform Book 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: July 5, 2017
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After a brutal attack leaves Mia Jones with a traumatic brain injury, she learns the key to discovering her attacker’s identity lies within her damaged brain. As she battles to recover from her injuries, she finds it’s not her fiancé by her side but her foster brother, Hank.
When navy pilot, Hank Taggart ditches his plane in the sea, he thinks the worst has happened—until he returns home to learn Mia, the closest thing he’s ever had to family, is in ICU. While struggling to accept the end of a career that defines him and battling his own medical diagnosis, he must also suppress his newfound feelings for Mia.
With Hank rejecting her love at every turn…

Review: The Billionaire Beast

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The Billionaire Beast by Jackie Ashenden
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Beast does describe Nero quite well. Nero is a kinky type of Howard Hughes, except the reason for Nero's isolation is horrific. I fell for Nero as his traumatic past is revealed. He is definitely a boy with mommy issues and seriously needs some social skill courses. Still, leniency for his behaviour is understandable as each abusive incident in his past comes to light.

From a character building perspective, I really liked this story. Nero is this anti-hero who is ruthless and does whatever he wants because he can. He is a prickly jerk because he has not come out of his victim mentality. He does things which demonstrates he still isn't over the lack of control he had as a child. In addition, he has not reconciled what his mother did to him. He thinks he is a survivor but until he meets Phoebe, no one has put him in his place to really look at his own behaviours. Basically his power trips are a reaction to whenever…

Review: Linger

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Linger by V.E. Campudoni
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

New to me author V.E. Campudoni pens an interesting tale. Specifically, the BDSM in this story is hawt and romanticized. The characters are too. Enzio is the one who I liked in this story. From a character perspective, he has more depth. He's a gentle soul who also exudes some serious sexy dominant vibes. His job as a professional dominant may help this vibe going.

From a BDSM element, this book is good and I'd categorize as a Gateway into BDSM. With the requisite elite club which also makes this a glitterkink book for me, it is just the right tone for readers who want to get a little kinky. What brought this story down for me was the main character, Lana Matthews. She is a shallow user who doesn't deserve a friend like Enzio. She is clueless and thoughtless. Very little about her is admirable or redeemable. She's a dumbass who should be left in the cold so that Enzio could move on.

Oddly, this story isn't about fri…

Love at First Crepe by Heidi Renee Mason blog tour and giveaway

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HAPPY RELEASE DAY
Who knew a delicious crepe, a kung fu attack, and an unexpected love could create such mayhem?

LOVE AT FIRST CREPE
Heidi Renee Mason
Genre: Humorous Romantic Mystery
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Publication Date: July 22, 2017
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In Heidi Renee Mason's humorous romantic mystery, an easygoing chef soon discovers life can become complicated when you're falling in lust and foiling murder plots.
Born into the wealthy Simpson family, free-spirited, accident-prone Willow is determined to make her own way in life. Her greatest joy is her food truck, The Dancing Crêpe. Baking is her one true passion, and she is content to keep it that way. Love and romance have never been on her agenda, but she suddenly finds herself in the middle of a deliciously decadent love triangle. With two gorgeous men vying for her attention, she vows to keep her distance from both of them, but the tantalizing chemistry is hard to ignore.
Willow would be living the sweet life if …

Review: Leather and Grace

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Leather and Grace by Maggie Ryan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Quentin is a broken man. His submissive, Beth disappeared years ago and he never got over it. It made him leave the lifestyle for a while. When he is pulled back against his will to help teach a class at the club he partial owns, his world is shaken up. Specifically, a new to BDSM submissive, Grace reminds him of all the reasons why he liked being a dominant. And why it is so good to have a submissive female on her knees, waiting to submit. Grace for her part, is a woman who is finally exploring her submissive desires. When she falls for the sexy "do not touch" instructor, Quentin, things start to get weird.

Always a fan of Ms. Ryan, I know I'm up for some good BDSM. She definitely delivers. The club is fabulous. The BDSM scenes are arousing, especially for those who enjoy D/s and power exchange. What is surprising is the suspense element to this story. It is well done with the right amount of tension. It bl…

Ivan's Captive Submissive by Ann Mayburn Free for limited time!

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The book will be free from 7/21-7/31
When Gia Lopez signs up for the Submissive's Wish Charity Auction she has no idea that she's about to be bought by a Russian Dom who will do anything to make her fantasies come true. Including staging an elaborate kidnapping that Gia believes is real. Ivan is instantly drawn to Gia and he wants to be the best Master she's ever had. As he spends time with Gia he begins to have intense feelings for the strong, independent, and sexy American woman. He's only won a week of her service but wishes to keep her forever.
 Unaware of Ivan’s true feelings, Gia fights her growing emotional attachment to him. All she wants is to settle down with a nice Dom in the United States, continue her career, and live a normal life. However, Ivan sets a plan into motion that will push Gia to all of her limits and take her on a global journey of self-discovery, extreme pleasure, and love.
 Warning: Contains Erotic Spanking, Subspace, f/f situations, a devast…

Review: Wildfire

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@ilona_andrews  rich and enchanting world #mustread #autobuy #bestbook2017 Wildfire by Ilona Andrews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Buy this book now. This is a must read conclusion to this trilogy. Yes, this is the end of this series as far as the authors have noted even as it ends with a possible opening for more. I LOVED this book so much that after receiving it for review, I re-read this book at least twenty times within the first two weeks. This book is really that amazing.

In this third book, Nevada must form a house to save herself and her sisters from her evil grandmother. Nevada becomes what she has always disliked - a Prime of a House. Her growth and maturity to become ruthless whilst balancing her morals is a fascinating journey. Every step of the way, Rogan is with her, supporting her. At times it feels like he is overprotective, but he isn't. He allows Nevada to make her decisions and then does whatever he can to help. This support extends to her immediately family. Rogan lo…

LAVENDER FIELDS by Natalina Reis Release Tour and Giveaway

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NEW BOOK RELEASE

LAVENDER FIELDS
Natalina Reis
Genre: MM Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Publication Date: July 15, 2017
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One Angel To Bind You. One Angel To Save You.
Sky Heavensent, an angel of death, is charged with the collection of souls of the recently departed. Known to his peers and immediate supervisor, the archangel Gabriel, as the liability, Sky puts his heart and soul into everything he does.
When he meets Caleb Pierce, Sky is immediately smitten. The problem is Caleb is the soul he came to earth to harvest, and saving him means breaking one of the most sacred angelic directives.
Already in too deep, Sky pushes aside the consequences and follows his heart. Danger and mayhem follow, but he will do everything in his power to protect his lavender-eyed man.

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Review: At His Mercy

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At His Mercy by Shelly Bell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Awkward when your one night stand turns out to be your professor at college. This story was odd for me. It felt like it was going several different directions. My guess is to make the story a bit more complex with layers, there are several subplots going on. For me, they were not integrated that well and felt a bit klunky. I liked how this story started. Isabella has overcome a terrible trauma in her life and is going to live a little. Intrigued by BDSM, she hits up a club and somehow finds a dominant who takes her for a wild one night stand. Not particularly realistic, but it is erotic and I enjoyed the scene. With a memorable experience, she heads off to university with a light heart. This comes to a screeching halt when her professor whom she also will TA for is the man she slept with. Now from here, I'm expecting some naughty kinky professor/student sex. Whilst there is a bit and it is quite hot, there is a "single white…

The Caretaker by Dahlia Donovan Release and Giveaway

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NEW BOOK RELEASE

THE CARETAKER
Dahlia Donovan
Series: The Sin Bin Book 2
Genre: MM
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Publication Date: July 8, 2017
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Will age matter when love and lust become all consuming?
Nurse Freddie Whittle devotes every fibre of his being to his work with cancer patients. Their pain weighs heavily on his shoulders. Between losing clients, the expectations of his fathers, and bigot neighbours, he’s slowly reaching his breaking point.
Taine Afoa retires from a storied career as an international rugby star. He’s moved away from London for a change of pace, never expecting to meet a man who’s far too young for him. No matter how hard he tries, it’s impossible to get Freddie out of his mind.
Will Taine's resistance dissolve in time for him to give love the chance to flourish?
A wonderful story on acceptance, love and finding the one you are meant to be with and fighting for them. Of showing patience and kindness. A great second story in this series that h…

Review: Addiction

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Addiction by Calista Fox
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Billionaires who are humble and sexy? Who are these men? In the latest in this series of billionaire men and the women they woo, Liv Tyner is the focus. Liv has always been the nicest girl in their social group. Without a mean bone in her body, she's been doing well for herself since school. She is moving from the acting world into the music industry. No one knows yet, but she is looking to move away from her home in California to be closer to two men she can not forget: Nate Dalton and Tristan Reeves.

Years ago, before any of her friends even thought of menage, she already experienced this forbidden fruit in a wild night in Paris. She kept this smoking hawt one time experience in her spank bank and thought it would remain there. So when Nate and Tristan show back up in California - rich, successful and good looking, it brings back good memories. From a set up perspective, these three are too cute. They are the sweet girl with the t…

Review: Cougar Bait

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Cougar Bait by Evangeline Anderson
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Ready for a whirlwind romance with a little bit of chasing the prey? This book starts up right after the last one. It is recommended to read the books in order but it isn't necessary. Samantha Becker is thrown into a supernatural world when her sister is inducted into the shifter world. Sammie is a no-nonsense science based woman. As a doctor, she is a realistic and these supernatural shifter world has thrown her for a loop. But she doesn't care because she is going to be returning to her sane life. Little does she know that her life saving tactics for Liam Keller has him now sniffing after her.

This story is hilarious. It is fun and lighthearted for the most part. I liked how Liam is a stealthy guy who flies under the radar and plays the "good ole boy". He is sneaky like a cat and catches Sammie completely off guard with his education and knowledge. It just goes to show, looks can be deceiving. The playful…

Review: Shadow Reaper

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Shadow Reaper by Christine Feehan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Finally the second book is out! I have been thinking of this series for a while after the first book caught my interest and hooked me in. The second book does not disappoint. Whilst it could be read as a standalone, my preference is to read this series in order.

This book features the brother, Ricco. He has a limited time before he needs to find his mate. Ricco suffered during his time training in Japan. It is horrific what happened to him and I'm stunned. What he did to survive and become the kind of guy he is now is pretty amazing. The fear he still lives with is a bit breath taking. So when a girl comes into his life, Mariko, he is obviously suspicious. Especially as he knows she is the girl he saved when he trained in Japan.

Mariko is my kind of girl. She is a lethal assassin with hair sticks. What more do we need? She does meet the stereotypical Asian dragon lady American males seem to fantasy about. I can not lie, h…

Review: Deep Into Trouble

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Deep Into Trouble by Dawn Ryder
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Saxon is a BAMF who takes charge whenever trouble comes looking for him. In this third book in the series, Saxon is ready to take bad guys apart. This third book can be read as a standalone. It would be better to read the books in the order written.

Ms. Ryder is quickly becoming an author I automatically want to read. For those who enjoy Maya Banks' KGI series, Ms. Ryder is the author for you. In this latest book with the sexy Saxon, there is suspense, betrayal and hot sex. Saxon is the quiet killer who showed up in a previous book. I liked his quiet manner of getting things done. He never really becomes riled up. In this book, as the main character, the readers get to see Saxon all hot and bothered by a sexy librarian. Yes, there is a reason why men have a fantasy about librarians and Ginger Boyce is a sterling example of why.

Ginger seems to be a sweet character who is totally out of her element. She's the shy librarian…

SNOW BLOOD SEASON 5 by Carol McKibben Blog Tour and Giveaway

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HAPPY RELEASE DAY
As this beloved vampire series draws to a close with Season 5, discover the true fate that awaits Brogio and his loved ones.

SNOW BLOOD SEASON 5
Carol McKibben
Series: Snow Blood Season 5
Genre: Paranormal
Publisher: Troll River Publications
Publication Date: July 15, 2017
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Snow Blood Season 5 Brings the Adventures of Brogio, the First Vampire, and His Family to an End.
A devastating loss sets Snow Blood and his vampire family on a path to revenge. Determined to use whatever means necessary, Brogio’s kindred dog risks the endangerment and potential destruction of all he loves and most especially the love of his master’s life, Selene. Only a surprising intervention can save them from a tragic destiny as the mythological gods unite to destroy them.
As this beloved vampire series draws to a close with Season 5, discover the true fate that awaits Brogio and his loved ones.
Snow Blood Season 5 was a fast-paced, exciting conclusion to one of the best series of …