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Monday, January 28, 2019

RELEASE BLITZ - Kings of Mayhem by Penny Dee




Title: Kings of Mayhem
Series: Kings of Mayhem MC #1
Author: Penny Dee
Genre: MC Romance/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 28, 2019



Blurb

When a King loves
He loves hard

CADE
I’ve loved her since we were five years old.
We grew up side by side.
Two kids tied together by the Kings of Mayhem Motorcycle Club.
But I broke us.
I broke her.
So, she fled.
Now she’s back after twelve long years.
And I’m going to show her all the reasons why we should be together and make her forget all the reasons why we shouldn’t.


INDY
I’m back in town but only because I have to be.
I’m here to help my mom bury my father.
And the sooner we get it done, the better.
Because I want to see Cade as much as I want a hole in the head.
He broke me once—no, he broke my everything— and I’ll be damned if I’ll let him do it again.
Get in and get out. That is the plan.
But you know what they say about best-laid plans.







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4 STARS

Cade and Indie were MC kids growing up together. They went from playmates to friends, to lovers with Cade her protector in every stage.

The story is a good intro in the club and all the characters. The author flips from now to the past for most of the book. There is a love story with a lot of angst. Indie comes home for her father's, the VP, funeral. Cade is still part of the club and seeing him again brings them back to good and bad memories. Is there a chance for them?

I found the back and forth of time and their feelings went on too long. The MC wasn't involved much except for parties until the end which sets up the next book. It looks like a really good one.

Reviewed for Words Turn Me On




Excerpt

CADE
I heard her as soon as I entered the building.
“It’s a classic, sonny boy, and you don’t fuck with the classics.  Do you hear me? Or has that combover blocked your ears?”
I couldn’t help but grin. The voice belonged to Sybil Calley, my formidable, charismatic grandmother. Seventy-something-years old, she was a force to be reckoned with and very rarely backed down in an argument. Any poor soul who took her on was in for a fierce fight, and by the sounds of it, Tito was about to feel the full force of hurricane Sybil.
“It’s blasphemy! That’s what it is. Blasphemy! Why, I bet Deborah Kerr is rolling in her grave, God rest her beautiful soul. How dare you stain such a beautiful story with your weirdness, you rude little boy!”
As I rounded the corner, Sybil and Tito came into view. Tito was standing with his back to the wall with his arms in the air, while my formidable grandmother yelled at him. He looked terrified.
“Grandma Calley,” I interrupted, trying to contain my grin. Seeing me walk in, Tito looked relieved and relaxed his arms.
Sybil wasted no time in getting straight to the point. She held up a DVD so I could see the cover. “Did you know about this?”
I took it from her and couldn’t help but grin at the cover. Pure spank bank bullshit that sells. But definitely not what you wanted your grandmother looking at in front of you.
“How on Earth did you even know about it?” I asked.
“I might be edging close to buying the farm, Cade, but I’m not quite dead yet. You know I like to keep my finger on the pulse. It’s Tuesday, and I know you drop into this pit of despair on Tuesdays, so I came down to speak with you.” She gave Tito a withering look. “Ran into this little twerp and found this . . .”
She ripped the DVD out of my hands and held it up. The cover was a rip-off of An Affair To Remember, except it was titled, An Anus to Remember. Gay porn. It was a bestseller.
“It’s a disgrace, Cade. An absolute disgrace.” She pushed the DVD into Tito’s chest. “You should be ashamed of yourself.”
“Ain’t nothing wrong with a bit of man-on-man love, Grandma,” I said, trying to diffuse the situation. Sybil could be unpredictable at times.
“I know that! Man on man. Woman on woman. I don’t give a goddamn! What I do care about is taking a classic and turning it into smut. Now that is not right, Cade. Not right. You don’t fuck with the classics.”
“Cade, this can’t keep happening,” Tito moaned.
Sybil turned back to Tito. “I’m seventy-three years old but I ain’t dead yet, sonny. I’m the original biker queen and I’m still packing as much attitude as I did back when my old man started the Kings of Mayhem more than fifty years ago. If you ever mess with one of the classics again and put your perverted stamp all over it, I will knock you on your ass, do you hear me?”
Again, I struggled to contain my grin.
Tito, however, looked unraveled. And he had every cause to be because I had no doubt Sybil meant what she said. She was a classy lady who never left the house without taming her bright red hair and putting on a thick coat of red lipstick. But she was a biker queen first. Tough. Fierce. With a mean right hook.
You didn’t fuck with Sybil Calley.
Taking pity on Tito, I slunk an arm around Grandma’s shoulders and guided her toward the front door.
“Now, Grandma, you can’t come in here and get up in Tito’s grill about things. Head Quarters is off limits to MC women, remember?”
That rule had come about after Sybil had swept through Head Quarters like a hurricane and upset an entire cast of actresses on the set of a movie we were making called Some Like It Hard. Sybil was a die-hard Marilyn fan and managed to put the fear in all the actresses who were on set, leading to a mass walk-out and halting production for three days.
Not that Sybil paid any attention to rules. She was the original rule breaker. She did what she wanted, when she wanted. And if it suited her, she’d blame her forgetfulness on her age to get away with it, despite being sharp as a tack.
She waved off the mention of the rules.
“If that little pervert can’t handle a seventy-year-old woman, then he needs to take a cup of cement and harden the fuck up.” She glanced over her shoulder and narrowed her eyes at Tito as we were walking away, and muttered, “little pussy.”
I tried not to laugh because that would only encourage her, so I asked, “Grandma, why are you here?”
She relaxed and smiled. “Now, Cade, you know you’re my favorite grandson—”
“You say that to all your grandsons . . .”
“. . . and I love you. So I wanted to see how you were feeling about Indy coming home.”
“This isn’t her home anymore, Grandma. She lives in Seattle now.”
“Thank you, Captain Obvious. But you know what I mean.” Her face softened as she took my hand. “I know the affect that girl has on you. I just wanted to make sure…”
“What?”
She smacked me hard on the arm. “That you’re not going to be an ass about it.”
I couldn’t help but grin. Good on Grandma Sybil.
“A lot of water has passed under the bridge, Grandma. I’m not an eighteen-year-old psychopath anymore.”
Sybil didn’t look convinced. “You’re a Calley and we’re passionate sonsofbitches. When we love, we love big, and if that love dies, then we die a big death along side it. I should know. When your Pappy died, my heart went with him.”
I couldn’t help but smile at my feisty grandmother.
“I’m sure Jury wouldn’t like to hear you say that,” I said.
Jury was my grandma’s sixty-year-old boyfriend.
“Jury isn’t the love of my life. Your grandpappy was. Jury knows I’m just after his body.”
I raised an eyebrow at her. “Grandma, there are certain things a grandson should never hear his grandmother say, and that’s right up there with them.”
She waved me off. “The body may be old and the reflection in the mirror might be slightly different, but the mind is still twenty years old. I might not be able to do it the way I used to but—”
I stuck my fingers in my ears. “Lalalalalalalalala . . .”
She rolled her eyes. “Fine. I’ll let you think that I don’t do the things I still did when I was twenty.”
“Seriously, Grandma . . .” I begged, pained by the mental images.
Sighing dramatically, she changed the subject. “Your mom is making dinner for Lady and Indy. Somehow I was extended an invitation. I assume you’ll be there.”
To say Sybil and my mom didn’t exactly get along would be an understatement. The civil unrest had ended years ago, but in its wake was a frosty cold war of mammoth proportions. Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law didn’t exactly see eye to eye.
I nodded. “I’m heading over there now.”
“Fine. I’ll follow you. Lord knows I’ve had my fair share of pussy and cock today.”
I opened the front door for her and shook my head. “Jesus Christ, Sybil. My ears are bleeding.”






Early Reviews

“This book drew me in from the first page and I couldn't put it down.” — Goodreads Review

“Penny Dee writes some of the hottest sex scenes I’ve ever read.”— Bookarella Blog

“Cade and Indy’s journey was all kinds of angsty/swoony goodness.”— Goodreads Review

“This story is gonna grab you hard and not let go until it's ready. This story is full of angst and redemption! It's going to make you feel ALL THE FEELS!” — Goodreads Review

“This book right here.... OMG kept me on my toes. I finished it in one sitting. The author had me captivated the whole time.”— NetGalley Review



Coming Soon


Releasing February 26, 2019

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU



Author Bio


Penny Dee writes contemporary romance about rockstars, bikers, hockey players and everyone in-between. She believes true love never runs smoothly, and her characters realize this too, with a boatload of drama and a whole lot of steam.

She found her happily ever after in Australia where she lives with her husband, daughter and a dog named Bindi.



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RELEASE BLITZ - ReWined: The Complete Series by Kim Karr




Title: ReWined: The Complete Series
Author: Kim Karr
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: January 28, 2019



Blurb

My life is one big party until the day I turn 27 and everything changes. Before I can take over my grandfather’s vineyard, I have to…


1) Move back to my hometown. 

2) Stop partying. 
3) Get married. Wait! What?

Before I know it, I’m buying a huge-ass diamond ring. Throwing a balls-out engagement party. And making the wedding a quickie before the bride has a chance to change her mind.

Marrying me isn’t her first choice. She says this party boy is anything but husband material. That I’m cocky, arrogant, presumptuous, and even manipulative.

With both of our failing businesses merging and a contract that states only one winery can survive, we’re spending a lot of time negotiating, and not the kind I prefer.

Still, our perfectly unstable marriage is right on track until I go and screw everything up.


Now I have to win her back, and short of rewinding time or riding in on a white horse, I’m at a loss of how to do that.

Unless…
Hey, every girl dreams of a Prince Charming. Right?
Well, I can redefine this party boy, and turn him into one.
Just wait and see.



***Contains all three volumes of the Party Ever After series.***







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$3.99 for a limited time!!

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited


4 STARS

A fast paced, enemies to lovers second chance romance that I literally inhaled. Packed with humour, witty banter and sexual chemistry that will have you reaching for a case load of WINE!!

Each volume is a continuation of Tyler and Paris’s story, told in dual POV switching between past and present and consumed me from the get-go. I’m a sucker for an alpha male, all brooding, smart mouthed, funny, strong, while trying to hide the actual person he his due to the traumatic events of his earlier life. There is no denying his feelings for Paris and the lengths he’ll go to, to prove to her he has changed. Paris is feisty, sassy and confused about how to deal with her current life situation and if she’s made the right choices. She also hasn’t had it easier, the replacement daughter, unwanted and unlucky in love. But they both have a common denominator and that is they will each do whatever it is that they must do to save their Winery’s. Which unlucky for them is about to throw a massive curve ball in to each of their lives, making for a brilliant read.

The chemistry between them is off the charts, but as secrets and lies are uncovered will they both be able to fight for their legacy’s or fall at the first hurdle? I guess you’ll have to read and find out…

This is why I adore Kim Karr’s writing style, she has a knack for pulling the reader in, taking them on a roller-coaster of emotions, wrapped in witty humour and hands you back your heart at the very end! A definite 4.5 stars from me I enjoyed every moment of Taylor and Paris’s story. I loved the backdrop of the story; the setting and I really thought the colourful array of secondary characters added depth and realism.

I would highly recommend to readers who enjoy, a unique romance, mixed with a little bit of angst, fun and banter that will at times have you laughing out loud!




Excerpt

“What do you want?” 
“You,” he growled. 
As he stood, my gaze drifted appreciatively over him. The expensive three-piece suit made my mouth water. “I’m not part of the deal?” 
One half of his mouth turned up. “Then I’ll negotiate.”
I was in such trouble.






Author Bio



Reader * Chocolate Lover * Writer * Coffee Lover * Romantic * Beach Lover * Yoga Beginner


Kim Karr is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys bringing flawed characters to life.

Her romances are raw, real, and explosive.
Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel.
And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy.

From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire. From the witty damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered business woman. No two storylines are ever alike.


Get ready to fall in love.


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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Release Hop - Accidental Romance (Silverblade Book 2)





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For 24 hours, we’ll be celebrating the release of Silverblade’s much anticipated sequel: Accidental Romance. Grab it now for $.99 while you can! More info and buy links for Accidental Romance are available here: http://bellajeanisse.com/silverblade-series/

Be sure to “hop” to each stop to enter all the giveaways! Of course, you’ll also want to enter the Rafflecopter for a chance at a $25 gift card and more! (Winners will be randomly chosen and announced by each author separately.)


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Friday, January 25, 2019

COVER REVEAL - Nanny and the BRATVA BOSS by SC Daiko




Title: Nanny and the BRATVA BOSS
Author: SC Daiko
Genre: Billionaire Mafia Romance
Cover Design: Hart & Bailey Design Co.
Release Date: February 22, 2019



Blurb

He's a Russian mafia kingpin. 
Deep, dark and dangerous. 
Good and evil at war within him.
I’m caught in the cross-fire,
but I want to be here.
A cold-hearted man, or is he?
I’m about to find out.

She’s breezed into my life
like a latter-day Mary Poppins
A sassy girl from England
with the voice of an angel,
and the body of a goddess.
I need her in my life like a bullet in the brain.
Everything about her tempts me, though.
She’s an itch I want to scratch,
but one I won’t be scratching.
Except, the best-laid plans have a habit of going wrong.
Soon I’ll find out what really matters,
and that the worst lies 
are the lies you tell to yourself.


A new standalone billionaire mafia romance from award-winning, international bestselling author SC Daiko!!!







Author Bio

SC Daiko, aka Siobhan, is an award-winning, international bestselling contemporary romance author. Originally from the UK, she now lives in Italy with her husband and two cats.


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RELEASE BLITZ - Rules of Engagement by Mika Jolie




Title: Rules of Engagement
A Platonically Complicated Novel
Author: Mika Jolie
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 25, 2019



Blurb

Rule #1: Don’t fall in love.
As a single dad, my life revolves around my daughter. No complaints…until my ex-wife forces my hand over custody.
I needed a cover story. In steps Katharine Morello. My best friend’s sister is ready and willing to be my fake fiancΓ©e.
Overnight we’re engaged. A temporary arrangement.
No sex.
No strings attached.
No complications.
Easy, right?
Not quite. The last few months, I’ve been doing dirty things to her in my imagination. But that’s all they’ll ever be. Fantasies.

Rule #2: Don’t give in to temptation.
Neither of us is looking for a relationship. Been there. Done that. Even drank the Kool-Aid.
So, you see, I can resist beautiful, sexy Katharine. It doesn’t matter she’s hot as f*ck with an amazing personality to boot. All I have to do is NOT touch her.
I’ve got this.
Spoiler Alert…One night make-believe merges with reality. Sparks fly—and burn.
Now I want her. All of her.

Rule #3: See rule #1—don’t fall in love.
Man. Hindsight’s a bitch.







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Excerpt

She moves into my space and tilts her head up, her eyes light and mischievous. “Kiss me, Lucas.”
The breath leaves my lungs in one gigantic swoosh. “Are you sure?”
“Let’s give them a show.”
I’m about to kiss Kate.
This time, I’m prepared.
Clasping my hands on either side of her face, I angle my head slightly. There’s a pause. A suspended moment where our eyes meet. The swirl of emotions I see there—apprehension, lust, desire—makes my heart trip.
We exchange breath. And then finally, my mouth dips to hers.
I try to remind myself we’re pretending, to stay calm, and in control.
My mouth is firm against hers. Her lips are sugar plum sweet and silky soft. The kiss remains gentle, slow. We hold it for a few seconds before our lips begin to move in perfect sync, slowly, cautiously.
Curiosity nudges for more. I move my hand from her cheek to the back of her head, my fingers tangling in her hair, holding her lips to mine, silently asking for permission. To my delight, a needy little moan echoes from her mouth to mine. She wraps her arms around my neck and parts her lips in gentle invitation.
And our tongues hungrily say hello.
A stimulating cocktail of endorphins explodes inside me. Sparks fly in every direction, lighting me up like fireworks on the Fourth of July.
Every single nerve explodes with heat.
I’m fired up. Turned on.
From somewhere deep in the recesses of my mind, I know this is a cover, that we aren’t real, but with Kate’s lips on mine, it’s hard to keep that thought. On a groan, I take all she has to give and deepen the kiss, forging ahead with no regrets. No reservations.
Many tales have been written about the Big Apple. But there’s nothing like kissing the woman you’ve been thinking about for what feels like forever in the middle of Manhattan.
The chaos from the street fades. The worries of the day evaporate like a summer shower falling onto a hot car, all noise instantly muting. The click-clack of heels rushes by us. We don’t hear them. People brush against us. We don’t feel them.
We are locked in the present, kissing each other as equal partners in passion, fucking each other with our mouths like we’re drowning and we are each other’s air, as if our lips were created for this sole purpose.
Talk about heaven on earth. 
This kiss is easily the hottest, most erotic kiss of my life.
My pulse patters faster and faster. The heat pouring into my veins as if pumped in through a hypodermic needle has nothing to do with today’s summerlike temperature but with desire.
I move one arm low around her back, drawing her closer, letting her feel every inch of me, how much she affects me. And we kiss and kiss and kiss.






Author Bio

Mika Jolie lives in New Jersey with her Happy Chaos—her husband and their energizer bunnies. She’s a lover of words, wonder, an old-fashioned, and the whimsical delights of everyday living. When she’s not writing swoon-worthy, sexy relatable romance, you can find her on a hiking adventure, beachin’ it at the Jersey shore, apple, blueberry picking, or whatever her three men can conjure up.

She loves to hear from readers. Connect with Mika on BookBub, her reader group Mika Jolie’s Wildflowers, Facebook, Amazon, Instagram, Goodreads, and BookandMainBites


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