Friday, December 30, 2016

Passing Peter Parker ~ J.D. Hollyfield ~ New Release

J.D. HOLLYFIELD is turning up the heat in Comedy.
#hotcom #nerdalert #KU #whoispeterparker


Miss Thompson is a substitute teacher with legs for miles and a foul mouth. Mr. Parker is a nerdy science teacher who loves to taunt and tease with his wicked tongue.

Together they learn a lesson in chemistry and how opposites attract. Their sex is getting an A but will Miss Thompson pass Peter Parker? Or is this just a little fun until school's out for the summer?


About the Author

J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she is not trying to save the world one happy ending at a time, she enjoys the snuggles of her husband, son and three doxies. With her love for romance, and head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life.

Life in a Rut, Love not Included is her Debut Novel. J.D. Hollyfield lives in the Midwest, and is currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions to the Love not Included series, along with her charm, humor and HEA's.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Detective's Trust ~K Langston ~ New Release

We’d only been on the road for half an hour but you could cut the tension with a knife. To think when I woke up this morning, I was completely high on this man, but right now I wanted to choke the shit out of him.
I learned pretty quickly that Reid Cunningham was not a morning person. He needed at least two cups of coffee before he should be allowed to interact with humans.
Plus, I was pretty sure he was still pissed about what I was wearing. He’d asked me twice to change before we left the hotel, but I’d refused and that didn’t help his extreme level of grouchiness whatsoever. But I could care less how he felt about my attire. If the only words he was going to utter to me were demands then he could go straight to hell.
I didn’t see what the big deal was. It was just a romper. When I left Florida for California, I’d packed light—sundresses and rompers. Cute and comfy. That was my style. I’d brought along a denim jacket to ward off any chill but it wasn’t necessary. Just being in the same car with him made me hot.
And not in a good way.
I wasn’t sure which part he hated the most. The ruffled eyelet hem that grazed my upper thighs or the top half, which was low-cut with spaghetti straps. My breasts were small enough I didn’t have to wear a bra. The anger in his eyes only intensified when his eyes drifted to either. Sure, it showed a lot of skin, but I wanted him to look.
I wanted him to eat his stubborn heart out.
I wanted him to regret the way he treated me this morning when we woke up. He’d given me the cold shoulder, only giving me short, one-word answers, and even though I’d asked twice more, he still wouldn’t tell me why the hell we were driving all the way to Texas.
“Are you going to be like this all day?”
“Like what?” he grumbled.
“Like you’re pissed at the world.”
He muttered under his breath before pulling over on the side of the road and getting out of the car. I watched him pace back and forth before I unbuckled my seatbelt and opened the door.
I’d barely made it out when he snapped. “Get back in the car.”
Slamming the door, I walked toward him. “No, I want to know what your problem is.”
“Nothing. Get your ass back in the car. Now.”
“Stop barking orders at me. I’m not a fucking dog.”
He stopped pacing and fixed his eyes on me. “I do not treat you like a dog.”
“Yes, you do. You ordered me to change clothes. You won’t tell me why we’re going to Texas. You just expect me to do whatever the hell you say. And you won’t talk to me about last night.”
“There’s nothing to talk about.”
“We spent the night together.”
          He exhaled a long, frustrated sigh, dragging the palm of his hand through his hair. “I told you before, the only thing I can offer you is protection.”
          “Oh God, don’t tell me you’re one of those guys.”
          “The asshole who acts like an asshole because he thinks he’s not worthy enough, has too many demons to battle, and feels the need to fight them alone.”
          “You hit the nail on the head, baby. I’m exactly that guy. And I’m going to lay it all out for you, I’m not the guy for you.”
          “But you want me.”
          He narrowed his eyes. “Listen, I’m not trying to be a dick.”
          “Too late for that,” I tossed out, folding my arms across my chest.
          “Fine, then I’m a dick, but at least I’m an honest dick.”
          “You’re not being honest. You want me; you’re just too chickenshit to admit it.”
          “Get in the damn car,” he said, stalking toward it. “I’m tired of arguing with you on the side of the damn road.”
          “God, why do you have to be such an asshole?”
“Why do you have to be so goddamn beautiful?”
He didn’t mean to say it. I could tell by the shocked expression that slipped over his face, but he’d admitted it all the same.
I blinked. “You think I’m beautiful?”
He shook his head, a faint smile tugging at the corner of his lips. “You’re such a brat, you know that?”
I smiled. “But a beautiful brat?”
“Get your beautiful, bratty ass in the car. Please.”
“Holy cheese, he said please!’”
Once inside, he blew out a heavy breath and fixed his eyes on mine. “I do want you. More than I’ve ever wanted anyone, but I would only hurt you, Cass. I—I can’t be what you need.”
“You don’t know what I need.”
“Trust me, I know.”

The Officer's Promise (Brothers in Blue #1)

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

2016 Favorites!

Favorites of 2016!

My list of favorite books for 2016. I've had the list going since the beginning of the year and have added to it as I found a book I loved, so they are in reverse chronological order (and there may be a non 2016 book in the mix.....)

Swing by Adriana Locke
Goodreads ~ Amazon (Kindle Unlimited)

Max by Sawyer Bennett
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Hooked by Brenda Rothert
Goodreads ~ Amazon

After We Fall by Melanie Harlow
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Managed by Kristen Callihan
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Low Over High by J.A DeRouen
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Written in The Scars by Adriana Locke
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Moonshot by Alessandra Torre
Goodreads~ Amazon

Crowded by Eleanor Green
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Sugar Rush by Sawyer Bennett
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Refrain by Kennedy Ryan
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Burn by Elisabeth Grace
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Moore to Love by Faith Andrews
Goodreads - Amazon

Stoned by Mandi Beck
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Say You'll Say by Corinne Michaels
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Rebel Soul by JC Hannigan
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Finding Me by Stephanie Rose
Goodreads ~ Amazon

That Thing Between Eli and Gwen by J.J. McAvoy
Goodreads ~ Amazon

The Obsession by Nora Roberts
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Losing You by Ryleigh Andrews
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Down to My Soul by Kennedy Ryan
Goodreads ~ Amazon (Kindle Unlimited)

Rushing The Goal by Toni Aleo
Goodreads ~ Amazon

An Unforgivable Love Story by B.L Berry
Goodreads ~ Amazon (Kindle Unlimited)

Freeing Destiny by Faith Andrews
Goodreads ~ Amazon (Kindle Unlimited)

Rock the Boat by Gia Riley
Goodreads ~ Amazon (Kindle Unlimited)

The Baller by Vi Keeland
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Until I'm Yours by Kennedy Ryan
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Love to Love You by Isabelle Richards
Goodreads ~ Amazon (Kindle Unlimited)

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Divine Desire ~ Audrey Carlan ~ New Release and Review

Divine Desire (The Lotus House Series)
by Audrey Carlan
Release Date: 27th December 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
#divinedesire #audreycarlan
When veteran yoga instructor Mila Mercado was asked to attend a new class and report back to the studio, she had no idea that the over-confident, ruggedly sexy newbie Atlas Powers was going to teach more than just a very controversial and erotic form of yoga. 
New instructor Atlas Powers has two passions in life: his music career and steamy by-the-book Mila Mercado. He teaches yoga by day and works at his passion by night until the fiery woman walks into his class and gives the term desire a whole new dimension. 
In this wicked hot tale of love and lust, two struggling artists are trying to make their dreams come true. Only one thing gets in the way… until they stop fighting long enough to burn up the sheets and the yoga studio with a divine desire neither of them can avoid.
Other Books by Audrey Carlan;
Meet The Author

Audrey Carlan is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She writes wicked hot love stories that are designed to give the reader a romantic experience that’s sexy, sweet, and so hot your ereader might melt. Some of her works include the wildly successful Calendar Girl Serial, Falling Series, and the Trinity Trilogy.
She lives in the California Valley where she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she’s not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with her “soul sisters” or with her nose stuck in a wicked hot romance novel.


Elizabeth's Review

3.5 stars - Worth a Reader's Time

Review Copy provided by Author

In Divine Desire, Ms. Carlan takes us back to Lotus House and the family of yogis. Mila and Atlas have both been secondary characters in previous books, so it is nice to get to know them better here.
Both Mila and Atlas have other pursuits and dreams besides teaching at the yoga studio, so that isn't as front and center as it has been in some of the other books, but it still adds a unique element to the story.
A relationship that starts as two adversaries quickly becomes passionate and leads to so much more and transitions into a partnership/romance almost without anyone realizing it. Both Atlas and Mila are strong characters and it was interesting to watch them balance their individual needs with those of their relationship.
The past rears it's head for each of them and they both struggle with the results. Atlas is a true sweet character and I loved his grand gesture to show Mila just how silly he'd been and what she meant to him.
Well written and fun, Divine Desire is a great addition to the series. Ms. Carlan does an excellent job of giving us glimpses of previous characters, so we know what's going on with them and expanding the circle of friends so we have ideas of where the series might be headed.

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Random Reviews

Rebel Christmas: A Rebel Series NovellaRebel Christmas: A Rebel Series Novella by J.C. Hannigan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A cute catch up for followers of the Rebel series. This quick read novella lets readers visit with Tess and Brock, Elle and Braden, along with their friends and family during the Christmas holidays.
This is not a stand alone! If you have not read at least one of the Rebel books, you will be lost.


Light Up the Night (Cottonbloom)Light Up the Night by Laura Trentham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A fun, quick visit to Cottonbloom. This novella introduces new characters and touches on characters we've seen briefly in the Cottonbloom series books, so it works well as a stand alone.
Well written, this is a great escape, especially if you don't have a lot of time to read.

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Bad Boy Firefighter ShiftersBad Boy Firefighter Shifters by Bella Love-Wins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

These were decent stories, but they didn't blow my socks off.
The stories were a little cookie cutter; Sexy bear shifter/fire fighters and little lady type heroines. I enjoyed the community dynamic, but really felt like I was reading 3 versions of the same story with different names and slightly different scenarios.
My biggest issue was the editing - there were just too many small errors sprinkled throughout the box set.


Snowed In With YouSnowed In With You by Luxx Monroe
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

If you are looking for a quick, sexy read this would fit the bill.
The set up isn't 100% believable, but if you set that aside and just go with it, it works. Being a novella, the book is heavy on the sexy time and light on relationship or character development.
This is not the book for you if you are looking for a hefty emotional story, but is a good escape.


A Curvy Coldwater Christmas (Coldwater Springs #5)A Curvy Coldwater Christmas by Jenn Roseton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A cute story, but I really wanted more. I read this in about 30 minutes and like what I saw of the characters and story. I would have appreciated a little more story and character development.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

2016 Favorite Reads - Part 3

We had nearly 100 nominations for "Favorite Read" of 2016. Some of the books were published in other years, but they all make an impact on people in the last 12 month. We had 3 round of voting and narrowed the list down to 33.

Our process for narrowing the list down was far from scientific, so the lists we will be posting are not in a ranked order. The lists were divided randomly and will be listed alphabetically. The lists are representative of blog reader favorites, not necessarily my own. I have to admit that I haven't read some of the books we will be celebrating - my own personal list of favorites will be coming soon.

Beautiful Sacrifice  by Jamie McGuire

Goodreads ~ Amazon

Black Swan Affair by KL Kreig 

Goodreads ~ Amazon

Bright Side by Kim Holden 

Goodreads ~ Amazon ~ Kindle Unlimited

Collecting the Pieces by LA Fiore

Goodreads ~ Amazon

Collision by KA Sterritt 

Goodreads ~ Amazon

Confess by Colleen Hoover 

Goodreads ~ Amazon

Conviction by Corinne Michaels 

Goodreads ~ Amazon

Finding Me by Stephanie Rose 

Goodreads ~ Amazon ~ Kindle Unlimited

Light Series by Aleatha Romig 

Goodreads ~ Amazon

November 9 by Colleen Hoover 

Goodreads ~ Amazon

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Goodreads ~ Amazon

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Swing ~ Adriana Locke ~ Release Boost

Title: Swing
Series: Landry Family #2
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: December 19, 2016


Screw him and his perfect stats.
Sinful smirk.
Delicious body.
Lincoln Landry probably even has game-winning stamina.

I’d like to screw her and her perfect ass.
Dangerous curves.
Sweet smile.
Danielle Ashley probably even has a game-changing personality.

There’s no denying the chemistry between them. It’s so fiery, it’s undeniable. They partake in it. Enjoy it.
They really enjoy it.
Attraction is not a problem. Nor is their banter, relationship status, or habits. That’s all fine. Perfect, actually.
The problem is as tangled up as their sheets.

A STANDALONE romantic comedy from USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke.

Purchase Links


Free in Kindle Unlimited


Why they call it a farmhouse is beyond me. That word paints an image of a little white house with a chicken coop. This is a Southern plantation. A huge, wide porch with pillars looks to encompass the entire place. Mums line whiskey barrels and give the clean exterior pops of burgundy, orange, and yellow. It’s breathtaking.

“This is gorgeous,” I breathe as it comes into full view. “Not what I expected.”

“This is my second favorite place in the world,” he whispers against my ear.

“Second? What could be more perfect that this?”

“Inside you.”

Before he can pull away, I turn my face so my lips capture his. He deepens the kiss, our lips working against one another in perfect harmony. As we pull away, breathless, he grins. “Thank you for coming.”

“I’ll ensure you come later,” I promise.

“Naughty girl,” he chuckles as the car rolls to a stop. “I like it.”

“You will.”

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Author Bio

USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.

For sneak peeks, giveaways, and more, please join Adriana's Facebook Group, Books by Adriana Locke, or her Goodreads group, All Locked Up.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Too Tempting ~ Bethany Lopez ~ Cover Reveal


Today we are celebrating the cover reveal of TOO TEMPTING by Bethany Lopez. Too Tempting is the first in an all-new small town romance series and it is a contemporary romance title. Check out the excerpt and teasers below. Pre-order your copy now while it's on sale for just $2.99 on iBooks!


Too Tempting by Bethany Lopez

(Lewis Cousins, #1) Contemporary Romance - Coming January 9th

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Gabriel "Gabe" Lewis retired from the NFL and returned home to Cherry Springs. He combined his passion for football with camping and is now the owner of a football camp for teens. His summers are dedicated to spending time with family and teaching his campers about the sport he loves.

Zoey Zahn is a quirky, introverted writer and self-proclaimed geek. When she's asked if she’ll accompany her nephew, Christopher, to camp, Zoey agrees, envisioning quiet evenings of writing in the great outdoors. After she stumbles upon Gabe, however, quiet evenings alone are the last thing on her mind.

The chemistry between Gabe and Zoey is undeniable, but as camp ends, a brewing storm causes their blooming relationship to fumble. All Gabe knows is that Zoey is Too Tempting to deny, and he's determined to overcome the obstacles between them to be the man she deserves.

Too Tempting is the first in an all-new small town romance series by Bethany Lopez. Follow the Lewis cousins of Cherry Springs, the kind of place where there are festivals for every occasion and everyone knows your business, as they learn about love and loss.



Special Pre-order Price is $2.99 on iBooks



I was writing a book about teens, magic, and destiny, but all that kept flowing out of me were hot, sweaty sex scenes, with a hero that looked a helluva lot like Superman. I needed therapy … Or a really good bout of sex. The knock at my door had me whipping my head away from my computer, and my heart literally flipped in my chest when I saw Gabe standing on the other side of the screen door. He was still shirtless! All I could think was, the man had better be single, as I pushed my chair back and walked over to open the door. “Hey,” I managed softly. “You ready?” he asked with a handsome grin, his eyes roaming over my excuse for a bathing suit cover-up. It was a lacy number that really didn’t cover the bikini underneath at all. I’d noticed him checking me out, in between the moments that I was checking him out. I didn’t jog, do yoga, and torture myself with workout DVDs for nothing. It was time for me to step up my game and take matters into my own hands.





A1nt0F1SfnL._UX250_ Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

2016 Favorite Reads - Part 2

We had nearly 100 nominations for "Favorite Read" of 2016. Some of the books were published in other years, but they all make an impact on people in the last 12 month. We had 3 round of voting and narrowed the list down to 33.

Our process for narrowing the list down was far from scientific, so the lists we will be posting are not in a ranked order. The lists were divided randomly and will be listed alphabetically. The lists are representative of blog reader favorites, not necessarily my own. I have to admit that I haven't read some of the books we will be celebrating - my own personal list of favorites will be coming soon.

A Love Letter to Whiskey by Kandi Steiner

Goodreads ~ Amazon ~ Kindle Unlimited

Balance by Lucia Franco 

Goodreads ~ Amazon ~ Kindle Unlimited

Beard Science by Penny Reid 

Goodreads ~ Amazon

Consolation by Corinne Michaels 

Goodreads ~ Amazon

Impact by KA Sterritt 

Goodreads ~ Amazon

It Ends with Us  by Colleen Hoover

Goodreads ~ Amazon

Say You Want Me by Corinne Michaels 

Goodreads ~ Amazon

So Much More by Kim Holden 

Goodreads ~ Amazon ~ Kindle Unlimited

Sugar Bowl Trilogy by Sawyer Bennett 

Sugar Daddy ~ Goodreads ~ Amazon
Sugar Rush ~ Goodreads ~ Amazon
Sugar Free ~ Goodreads ~ Amazon

The King Series by TM Frazier 

Goodreads ~ Amazon

Wicked Little Words by Stevie J Cole & BT Urruela

Goodreads ~ Amazon  ~ Kindle Unlimited