blog tour | beard in mind by penny reid

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Beard in Mind, an all new standalone in the bestselling, romantic comedy Winston Brothers Series by Penny Reid, is available NOW!

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about the book

All is fair in love and auto maintenance.

Beau Winston is the nicest, most accommodating guy in the world. Usually.

Handsome as the devil and twice as charismatic, Beau lives a charmed life as everyone’s favorite Winston Brother. But since his twin decided to leave town, and his other brother hired a stunning human-porcupine hybrid as a replacement mechanic for their auto shop, Beau Winston’s charmed life has gone to hell in a handbasket.

Shelly Sullivan is not nice and is never accommodating. Ever.

She mumbles to herself, but won’t respond when asked a question. She glares at everyone, especially babies. She won’t shake hands with or touch another person, but has no problems cuddling with a dog. And her damn parrot speaks only in curse words.

Beau wants her gone. He wants her out of his auto shop, out of Tennessee, and out of his life.

The only problem is, learning why this porcupine wears her coat of spikes opens a Pandora’s box of complexity—exquisite, tempting, heartbreaking complexity—and Beau Winston soon discovers being nice and accommodating might mean losing what matters most. (more…)

Blog Tour + Review | Throne of Truth by Pepper Winters

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Throne of Truth, the thrilling conclusion to Crown of Lies from New York Times Bestseller, Pepper Winters, is available now!

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Throne of Truth by Pepper Winters
Publication Date: February 28th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

TWO YEARS

Since my life changed for the second time and not necessarily for the better. Two years since I traded prison bars for streets and hunted a runaway who I’d met in an alley.

TWO DAYS

Since I forgot how to lie, woke to fists, and chased after the girl who’d been stolen from me.

TWO HOURS

To save her, rescue her, keep my lies intact. She looks at me full of hate. I look at her full of confession.

TWO MINUTES

For our relationship to switch from mutual dislike to floundering with unknowns. I’ve hurt her. Now, she’s hurt me. I guess we’re even.

TWO SECONDS

For her to listen, to see, to finally know who I am. The answer comes with hardship. The answer isn’t what she wants to hear.

TWO BREATHS

For me to walk out the door.

TWO HEARTBEATS

For it all to be over. (more…)

Blog Tour + Review | Forever Tattooed by Alicia Rae

Synopsis

Raelyn Jennings survived the unthinkable. She has been given a second chance at life and a happily ever after with the man who owns her heart and soul. But surviving a brain tumor comes with a price—change—and it becomes Raelyn’s worst fear.

Damien Heathman—the tattooed, sexy, dominant CEO—isn’t one to let challenges stand in his way. Ever. Especially when it comes to his forever with Raelyn. His undying love for her is strong enough to see them through any darkness in their path, and he’ll obliterate anyone and anything that tries to stand in his way.

But, as Raelyn struggles to find her new place in life, the truth behind Damien’s jagged scars begins to unravel, layer after layer, and they reveal a deep hatred and rage toward those from his past.

Tears will be shed.

Relationships will be broken.

Can Damien and Raelyn’s love bear the inevitable storm? Or will heartbreak and devastation shatter their dreams of forever?

Review

Man it has been so long since I’ve read from this series, so I had to do a quick read through of all the books. And man, I forgot how much of an emotional roller coaster it has been for Damien and Raelyn.
The great things about how the books end, the story picks up in the next one, so you’ll be familiar with the barriers that they’ll have to continue to get through. And the biggest one is Damien’s past. Oh and maybe the wounds Drake and Annabelle are constantly try to inflict on Damien.
In this one, we witness the relationship between the two grow so much. Raelyn has gone through a tough life battling cancer as we saw all that she had to endure in the second book. As her own, we watched her try to get back to her normal self especially in her work mode. But it was a little too much to the point where’d she be exhausted by noon. I love how determined she was to be back to normal and I just wanted to hug her and be like, it’s OK! You don’t have to push yourself. Without Damien and her solid support of friends, she finally accepted that she needed to take a step back.
Damien … the poor man! I felt so much for him in this one, in the first two books, I was so eager to know what it was that was so bad in his past. But seeing him constantly fight against it in this one, I settled with the thought that I’d be okay without knowing because I knew it had to be something terrible.
I thought with Raelyn constantly badgering him for the truth, I felt like it was hard for her to see how painful his past was. I understand needing to knowing the truth and airing things out before getting married, but lady, there’s a reason for everything. I think it would have been better if she made him promise to tell her on his own terms at some point during their relationship.
I even got a little disappointed in Raelyn towards the end before everything was revealed, she of all people know’s Damien. And when she started having doubts with him, I wanted to shake her!
With all that being said, well done on a beautiful series!
I love Rae’s work in this series and her other series as well, she’s able to write beautifully and have her stories transition seamlessly into each other. The Tattooed Series is definitely one of my favorites. Everything was tied up perfectfully by the end and you’re all in for a treat in the epilogue!
Missed a book? Catch up on the series now!

TATTOOED EMOTIONS (Tattooed Billionaire #1)

Raelyn Jennings has survived the unthinkable. She’s been given a second chance to live, to breathe, to feel. Her ability to overcome such a traumatic hurdle has created armor around her heart. But beyond her shield is fear, a consuming deep one, of the unknown. Raelyn vows to herself that she’ll solely focus on the one constant in her life, her career as the CEO for a prestigious accounting firm.

Damien Heathman’s unrelenting determination has made him a powerful, respected man. He’s sexy and confident and utterly breathtaking. His dominance and strength is evident in every purposeful stride, every meaningful look, and every soft caress.

Raelyn has worked with Damien’s company, Heathman Enterprises, for many years, but they’ve never crossed paths—until now.

Damien’s presence fills a room. He steals Raelyn’s breath and sparks her broken heart back to life. Once Damien sets eyes on Raelyn, there is no turning back. He wants her, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her. Not even the dark secrets hidden behind his tattoos will stand in his way.

The chemistry is undeniable. The passion is palpable.

Can Damien convince Raelyn that he is worth the risk? Or will Raelyn allow her past to control her future, feeling the chance of another heartache is too great to bear?

TATTOOED SCARS (Tattooed Billionaire #2)

Raelyn Jennings knows one thing for certain. She loves Damien Heathman with every fiber of her being. A life without him wouldn’t be one worth living.

Damien has never loved a single soul—until Raelyn. She heals the pain that has tainted the deepest part of his heart. She is his everything, his single reason for breathing. Damien’s relentless determination refuses to let anyone or anything stand in his way of being with her.

But soon, Damien’s and Raelyn’s pasts begin to collide with their future in ways they never thought possible, testing their undying love for one another.

Damien’s dark secrets from the scars hidden beneath his tattoos threaten to reveal themselves while Raelyn is faced with impossible decisions that need to be made.

Can Damien convince Raelyn to take a risk in hopes of securing the longevity of their future? Or will Raelyn choose the safe path that also comes with a limit?

There isn’t any time to waste, for the clock never stops ticking.

About Alicia Rae

Award winning, USA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes continues to answer Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and wedding photography.

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Blog Tour + Review | The Lost Codex by Heather Lyons

The Lost Codex by Heather Lyons

Series : The Collectors’ Society #4
Genre : Adult | Fantasy | Romance

Synopsis

Allies, once inseparable, splinter until they break apart.

An insidiousness carves its way through Wonderland, challenging the land’s very existence.

Battle lines will be drawn as pages, long languishing in darkness, are finally illuminated.

Swords will clash, blood will be spilled, and lives will be lost.

For what is written can still be erased.

THE LOST CODEX (The Collectors’ Society, #4) is LIVE!

Don’t miss the conclusion of this incredible series! 

Review

Before you start reading my review, just know that this is a series and you MUST read all of the books before getting to this one.
Wahhhhh, I can’t believe it’s over, however, it was the perfect conclusion to such a unique and beautiful series. I don’t even know what to say about this book, it’s such a solid series and the way Heather tells this story is just beautifully done. Gosh, even the intimate scenes are so elegantly written that you just want to weep over them. I definitely can’t conjure up the words to say about this series.
I don’t know many other authors that can magically intertwine many characters from classic literature and turn it into a brand new adventure. She pulls many characters and you’re able to pick out each of their stories and not be confused about the bigger story. 
Sometimes when there are too many characters involved, it’s easy for the plot to get lost in all of that. The side characters played a huge role in this story and they were necessary.
Finn and Alice, I love them both, so much. Their relationship is something raw and real. Their utmost devotion to each other is one of the reasons why I fell in love with this series. They fought through the impossible and your heart will constantly break for the both of them. So … many … sacrifices had to be made and I was just wondering when it would end and their happily ever after would come.
Heather, I have to say you ended this book PERFECTLY, I wasn’t sure if you’d be able to come up with something that we’d all be happy with. I’ll miss all these characters, but their stories live on. Thank you for writing such a series that will leave a mark on my mind.

The Collectors’ Society Series

Meet Heather Lyons

Heather Lyons writes epic, heartfelt love stories and has always had a thing for words. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.

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Blog Tour + Giveaway | The Baller by Vi Keeland

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Meet Brody Easton in THE BALLER!
A standalone Contemporary Romance novel by
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Vi Keeland


NOW AVAILABLE




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Blurb
The first time I met Brody Easton was in the men’s locker room.   
It was my first interview as a professional sportscaster.
The famed quarterback decided to bare all.   
And by all, I don’t mean he told me any of his secrets.  
No.  The arrogant ass decided to drop his towel, just as I asked the first question.  On camera.   
The Super Bowl MVP quickly adopted a new hobby—screwing with me.
When I pushed back, he shifted from wanting to screw with me, to wanting to screw me.
But I don’t date players.  
And it’s not because I’m one of the few women working in the world of professional football.   
I’d date an athlete.   
It’s the other kind of player I don’t date.   
You know the type.  Good looking, strong, cocky, always looking to get laid.
Brody Easton was the ultimate player.
Every woman wanted to be the one to change him.
But the truth was, all he needed was a girl worth changing for.
Turned out, I was that girl.
Simple right?
Let’s face it.  It never is.
There’s a story between once upon a time and happily ever after…  
And this one is ours.


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A new song had just started, and I was enjoying his company when a voice behind me said, “Can I cut in?”
My head whipped around, even though I had no doubt whom the gravelly voice belonged to.
Michael was gracious. “I hate to share. But I suppose I have been hogging the most beautiful woman at the event.” He let go of my hand and stepped back with a gentlemanly nod. “Thank you for the dance, Delilah.”
Again Brody Easton had caught me off guard. Before I knew it, I was dancing with the arrogant jerk.  He wrapped his arms around me and pulled my body tight against his. Way tighter than Michael had held me.
“Good to see you again, Lois Lane.”
The man had balls; I had to give him that. I looked him straight in the eyes. “Nice to see you with clothes on, Easton.”
“Do you prefer me without?”
“I prefer you on the other side of the room.”
He chuckled. It was a hearty laugh. “That’s what happens sometimes when you decide you want to hang out in the men’s locker room.”
I tried to pull back, but he tightened his grip and held me in place. I craned my neck. “Let go of me.”
“No.”
“No?”
“That’s right. No.”
“I can scream at the top of my lungs.”
“I’d like to hear you scream.” His tone made it clear he meant he wanted me underneath him while I was doing the screaming.
“You’re an asshole. You know that?”
“I do. You asked me that yesterday. For a reporter, you should really try changing up your questions more frequently.”
My eyes bulged.
Easton shifted his hand down to the small of my back before twirling us around the dance floor. Figures the prick can dance.
“Are you seeing anyone?”
“You can’t be serious?”
He ignored my comment. “Would you like to have dinner tonight?”
“We just ate.”
“Dessert at my place, then?”
I couldn’t help but laugh. “Did you hit your head at the game yesterday?”
“On a diet, huh?”
“Yeah. That’s it. I don’t want to go to your place for dessert because I’m on a diet.”
“Well, that’s just a shame.”


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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!



Additional Books by Vi Keeland


Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)
Beat


Throb
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1zk882K


MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1alpVES
Smashwords – http://bit.ly/1is0zNX


Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)


Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)


The Cole Series (2 book serial)


Belong to You (Cole Series, Book One)
Made for You (Cole Series, Book Two)


Standalone novels
Cocky Bastard (Written with Penelope Ward)


Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)


First Thing I See
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1JWFo21


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