Release Day – Uncovering Love by Kacey Shea @kaceysheabooks

 

Release Day – Uncovering Love

by Kacey Shea

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Uncovering Love Synopsis:

 

Evelyn Harper lived the perfect life.  Until she was fired from her job.  After a ridiculous idea devised among friends comes to existence, Evelyn finds herself part owner in a private investigation firm specializing in matters of the heart.  Throughout wild antics with her best friends Jonathan and Kate, Evelyn conducts relationship background checks for a wide variety of clients.  Soon it becomes clear that one case has moved beyond professional and Evelyn finds herself fighting an attraction she cannot resist.  Will Evelyn admit her feelings when she uncovers love in the most unexpected of places?

 

 

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Cover Credit:

Cover Design: Perfect Pear Creative Covers

Photographer: FuriousFotog

Cover Model: Shane Williams (IG eyeball_2015_)


 

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COVER REVEAL – The Espionage Effect by Kat & Stone Bastion @KatBastion @StoneBastion

I am thrilled to bring you the cover reveal for Kat & Stone Bastion’s THE ESPIONAGE EFFECT!

THE ESPIONAGE EFFECT is a standalone, full-length, action-adventure romance filled with plenty of the sexual tension, deep emotion, and scorching scenes the Bastions are known for.

This sexy action-adventure romance releases July 14th!

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Do you like romance a little more erotic, edgy, darker, filled with action-adventure, toned with mystery, complete with a twist…or two?

If so…

Be sure to preorder your copy today!
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Release Date: July 14th, 2015

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations

About The Espionage Effect:

When desire sets you free…control is a matter of perception.

I’m Devin Hill.

Darkness taints my soul.

I’m suffocating. Drowning.

The sweet promise of air? Pure illusion.

Tested as a genius at age seven, I hide my emotions, become what they expect…bury my secrets. At nineteen, I trudge toward a predestined path, blinders on, heart safeguarded.

Until I dare to be wild.

Until Alec Marquez crashes into my world.

Until all that follows redefines everything I’ve ever known.

What happens when you stumble into a world of spies…and discover you belong there?

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Excerpt

“Do you remember their love?” An odd question, even to my ears, but I needed to know.

He didn’t reply right away, only briefly paused, then continued typing.

I didn’t release the photograph. Didn’t turn around. Entranced to a level I couldn’t resist or deny, I remained rooted to the spot on his bamboo office floor, clinging to a fragment of someone else’s joyous life, stuck in my admiration for those who’d been able to defy the choking darkness of the world for its breath of light.

The keyboard clicking ended entirely. But I barely noticed.

My heart pounded in my ears as I gripped the frame, thumbs slipped into place on the perfect silver surface. My fingerprints might as well have marred the perfect picture. Its image marked me. Indelibly.

How had one two-dimensional image branded my heart so fast?

On a shaky exhale, it hit me. It hadn’t. The delicate aging photograph hadn’t been the one thing, it had been the last thing, the proverbial straw on the camel’s back—the catalyst to the fractures spider-webbing through an armored façade I’d so carefully constructed finally shattering apart, blowing to dust the once impenetrable fortress walls I’d imprisoned myself within.

“I remember.” His voice slid over my senses, warm and soft. His heat came up behind me, wrapping around me as his strong hands ran down my arms, then covered my hands as they still clutched the frame.

For the first time in my life, I finally stood without my armor. Terrified, yet convinced I needed to take the leap of faith even if I died from the fall, I leaned back into his strength.

And he held me. As I began to shake, gripped the frame tighter for fear of dropping it, he simply held me.

“Their laughter is the greatest memory; I can still hear its echo in my head, feel its presence in the middle of the night.”

An aching pang thumped from behind my ribcage. That he would be lonely in the darkness too, seek the memory of what he’d once had to lull him to sleep.

I’d done the opposite. “I can’t remember mine.” My voice croaked. Hands trembling uncontrollably, I clattered the bottom metal corners of the frame down onto the perfectly polished surface before I dropped it. “Their love, I mean.” I sucked in a ragged breath as my arms drew against my middle. I hugged myself, trying to hold in the pain that I’d never let myself feel.

His arms followed, covering mine. A cramp burned at the base of my throat, and I closed my eyes, pinching back hot tears, afraid of losing myself to the scathing onslaught of feelings. As my breathing grew shallow, Alec tightened his hold, wordlessly providing his protection from the unseen threat.

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About Kat & Stone Bastion:

Shoe and Boot PhotoKat Bastion won several awards for her bestselling debut novel Forged in Dreams and Magick.

Kat and Stone Bastion’s bestselling first novel No Weddings and the No Weddings series were named Best of 2014 by multiple romance review blogs.

When not defining love and redemption through scribed words, they enjoy spending their time mountain biking and hiking in the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona.

Be sure to follow Kat & Stone’s social media pages to keep informed:
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(They solemnly promise to email only a handful of times a year to announce preorders and new releases.)

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On Vacation

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As the summer comes to an end, this blogger will be away on vacation.  

I will schedule some posts to run while I am disconnecting and clearing my mind.  

Of course, I will be reading some wonderful books that are all loaded and ready to go on my tablet.  

I will have some exciting reviews when I get back.

Read, dine, drink wine, relax and be kind.

~Susi

Susi’s Summer Reads 7 and GIVEAWAY – Love Like the Movies by Victoria Van Tiem @vtiem

Summer Reads #7 & Giveaway

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Today’s Summer Reads Selection is another one of my favorites.  I love movies, especially chick flicks, and I love to read.   Love Like The Movies by Victoria Van Tiem combines brilliant writing, some of my favorite movies and a witty and entertaining story.  If you haven’t read it yet, then you need to add it to your TBR list today. It is a perfect Summer read!

Scroll down for your chance to win an e-book copy of Love Like The Movies by Victoria Van Tiem.

Read my review here.

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Kenzi Shaw knows the plot of her life down to the last line – the career she’s building as an up-and-coming marketing exec, the gorgeous fiancé (Bradley) she’ll marry in a fairytale wedding, the children they’ll raise in her dream home. But when heart-breaking ex Shane comes back into her life, life starts going off the script . . .

Shane tries to win Kenzi over by re-enacting all the rom-com movies they used to watch together – Sleepless in Seattle, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Pretty Woman and Dirty Dancing to name a few. He’s just a guy, standing in front of a girl, asking her to trust him again. But has he really changed? Not only is her head in a spin over Shane, but now her job is on the line. And with her perfect sister-in-law showing up every tiny thing Kenzi does wrong, she feels like she’s permanently in the corner.

Should she risk her sensible life for the chance of a Happy Ever After? One thing’s certain, when Shane meets Kenzi (again), she’s suddenly not so sure who her leading man is . . .

Perfect for fans of From Notting Hill with Love . . . Actually and You Had Me at Hello. Grab some popcorn, hit the sofa and enjoy this feel-good and very funny novel.


About Victoria Van Tiem

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Victoria Van Tiem is an American author repped by  Jenny Bent of The Bent Agency.  She’s also an artist, black belt, mom of two, wife of one, and resident caretaker of her family zoo—including their beloved, pot-bellied pig, Pobby

Webpage: http://victoriavantiem.com/

Twitter at @https://twitter.com/vtiem

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GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will win an e-book of Love Like The Movies by Victoria Van Tiem.

Contest is open in the US, UK and Italy.

All you have to do is leave a comment and complete this sentence.  My favorite movie is …..

One winner will be selected via random.org.

This contest runs through Wednesday  night.

Good Luck and Happy Reading!

~Susi

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Susi’s Summer Reads #6 GIVEAWAY This Man Trilogy by @JodiEllenMalpas

Summer Reads #6

This week’s Summer pick is a trilogy.  I loved reading these books and they should be included in your Summer reads.  This Man, Beneath this Man and This Man Confessed by Jodi Ellen Malpas made my list of favorites.  If you haven’t met Jesse Ward, then here is your chance to get your hands on this trilogy.

GIVEAWAY – scroll down.

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This Man

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Young interior designer Ava O’Shea has an appointment for a first consultation at The Manor with the owner, Mr Jesse Ward. She is expecting nothing more than an overweight, cravat wearing, well-to-do countryman, and on arrival, nothing would suggest otherwise. How wrong could she be? This Man is devastatingly handsome, charming and confident. He is also a conceited, hedonistic playboy, who knows no boundaries. Ava desperately does not want to be attracted to him, but she can’t control the overwhelming affect he has on her. Every instinct is telling her to run, so she does, but Jesse Ward is not so willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her. She knows she is heading for heartbreak, but how can she run when he won’t let her?

Beneath This Man 

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Jesse Ward drowned her with his intensity and blindsided her with his passion, but he kept her away from his dark secrets and broken soul. Leaving him was the only way Ava O’Shea could survive. She should have known that Jesse Ward is impossible to escape–and now he’s back in her life, determined to remind her of the sensual pleasures they had shared. Ava is equally determined to get at the truth beneath this man’s steely exterior. That means letting herself get close to the Lord of the Manor once more. And it’s exactly where Jesse wants her–within touching distance…

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The Manor, the very place where their passionate love affair began, fills with guests on what should be the happiest day of Ava and Jesse’s lives. She has accepted that she’ll never tame the fierceness in Jesse-and she doesn’t want to. Their love is profound, their connection powerful, but just when she thinks that she’s finally gotten beneath his guarded exterior, more questions arise, leading Ava to believe that Jesse Ward may not be the man she thinks he is. He knows too well how to take her to a place beyond ecstasy . . . but will he also drive her to the brink of despair? It’s time for this man to confess.


Keep up to date with Jodi Ellen Malpas on Social Media

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About the Author

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Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys. Working for her father’s construction business full time, she tried to ignore the lingering idea of writing until it became impossible. She wrote in secret for a long time before finally finding the courage to unleash her creative streak, and in October 2012 she released This Man. She took a chance on a story with some intense characters and sparked incredible reactions from women all over the world. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters have become her passion – a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.

 


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GIVEAWAY

Here is your chance to win the complete This Man Trilogy by Jodi Ellen Malpas on paperback.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post.

Giveaway is US only.

Contest runs through Thursday night,  One winner will be chosen via random.org.  No purchase necessary to win.

The winner will be contacted via email.

Good Luck!

Happy Summer Reading!

~Susi

Susi’s Summer Reads #5 and GIVEAWAY (series) Cupcakes and Ink, Clipped Wings -Between the Cracks – Inked Armor- by @HelenaHunting

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My 5th Summer Reading Recommendation is actually a series of books that have a very special place in my heart.  From the moment I was first introduced to these books, I was totally hooked.  I know you will enjoy this fantastic series.

Cupcakes and Ink, Clipped Wings, Between the Cracks and Inked Armor by Helena Hunting need to be on your reading list this Summer.

 

Don’t miss your chance to win a set of these 5 star books.   5 stars

Scroll down for an amazing giveaway!  Fall in love with Hayden!

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Cupcakes and Ink

Tenley Page is looking for a new start: a new city, a new apartment, a new life. Her plan is to keep to herself and stay focused. But leaving her past behind and starting over isn’t as easy as she thought. And neither is maintaining her solitude. As Tenley settles into her new surroundings, she finds herself drawn to Inked Armor, the tattoo studio across the street. But it’s the gorgeous, dark-haired tattoo artist who captures her interest. There’s something about his severe beauty that captivates her—and not just in her waking hours.

Covered in the ink he inscribes on other people’s skin, Hayden Stryker has made a career out of being a tattooist. He’s got his own business and a tight circle of friends. As far as he’s concerned, that’s all he needs. At least until his aunt, who owns the antiques and used book store across from his tattoo studio, hires a new employee. At first his intrigue is based on physical appeal; hot chick equals something nice to look at. But as he begins to catch glimpses of the fiery personality under the fragile, feminine exterior, his fascination with Tenley grows. Annoyed by his inability to control his fixation, Hayden decides the best way to cure him of the new obsession is to get to know the girl under her skittish façade.

But like the ink he wears as armor, Tenley has the ability to get under his skin and stay there.

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 Clipped Wings

An emotional love story that follows the touch-and-go relationship of Hayden and Tenley; two young people who desperately want to love and be loved but are afraid to completely let go of their pasts.

As Hayden and Tenley navigate their newfound but slightly unstable relationship, they want to trust each other, but Hayden is hiding a dark and shameful past that he doesn’t ever want Tenley to find out about. And Tenley has secrets of her own that could make Hayden run away forever. When Tenley asks Hayden to put a beautifully elaborate tattoo across her back, the two form what they thought was an unshakeable bond. But when Tenley’s past shows up on her doorstep, will Hayden stand by her side…or run?

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  Between the Cracks

Tattooist Chris Zelter doesn’t always make the best decisions when it comes to the people he cares about, or the women he gets involved with. Things have changed recently, though. Chris has lost interest in casual flings as he finds himself wrapped up in Sarah Adamson, a waitress at the local strip club he frequents. It takes months of persistent attention before she finally agrees to date him, and he’s determined not to mess it up.

Just as things are finally going his way, Chris receives a troubled phone call in the middle of the night from Hayden Stryker, his best friend and business partner. Unexpected revelations and the sudden departure of his girlfriend, Tenley, has nearly sent Hayden over the edge. Add in a speeding ticket and an impounded car, and Hayden is balanced on the precipice of a total meltdown. Worried about his friend, Chris sets out on a rescue road trip, first to get Hayden, and then to bring back Tenley. The two men run into unforeseen roadblocks, proving even the best intentions don’t guarantee results.

Chris and Hayden return to Chicago empty handed, and Chris is left feeling as if he’s let down all the people who matter, especially Sarah. But Chris discovers that sometimes the best way to deal with failure is to find a way to forget about it. And losing himself in Sarah is the perfect way to do just that.

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 Inked Armor

In this follow-up to Clipped Wings, the emotional love story continues between Hayden and Tenley; two young people who desperately want to love and be loved but are afraid to completely let go of their pasts.

In the wake of losing Tenley Page, tattooist Hayden Stryker’s tumultuous past is haunting him. Plagued by nightmares about the murder of his parents, Hayden reaches out again to Tenley. Having run from the man she doesn’t believe she deserves, Tenley finally lays her guilt to rest. Despite their intense physical attraction, Hayden and Tenley struggle to repair their fragile emotional connection. As Hayden gets closer to the truth, he must find a way to reconcile his guilt over his parents’ death in order to keep the woman who finally cracked his armor, and found her way into his heart.

 

Coming Soon and on my TBR list is Cracks in the Armor.  This book releases June 23, 2014.  I can’t wait to read it!

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 Cracks in the Armor

Chris, a sexy tattoo artist, tries to win the heart of Sarah, a grad student with little interest in him, in this second e-short and follow-up to Helena Hunting’s gripping love story, Clipped Wings—“twisted, dark, incredibly erotic…a love story like no other” (USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton).

Part owner of the Chicago tattoo shop Inked Armor, Chris Zelter is a talented artist who decorates skin with gorgeous designs. He might look the part of the typical jacked-up, inked-up bad-boy, but underneath is a fiercely loyal, complicated man. Kicked out at sixteen, Chris has had to fend for himself for the last twelve years, making his Inked Armor crew as much family as they are business partners. For him, it’s enough—until he meets Sarah Adamson.

A grad student waitressing at the local strip club, Sarah is used to propositions and crude comments. The job is a means to an end—finish her MBA, pay off the tuition loans, and get a good job. Then she won’t have to rely on anyone to take care of her. So when brawny, tatted up Chris begins hanging out at the club, she rebuffs his advances. At first. But Chris isn’t like her usual clientele: despite his hard exterior, he’s almost…sweet.

Sometimes, the people with the roughest edges have the biggest hearts.


 

About the Author – Helena Hunting

Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s putting her degree in English Lit to good use by writing contemporary erotic romance. She is the author of Clipped Wings, her debut novel, and Inked Armor.

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This is one giveaway you do not want to miss!

Enter to win the full series!  One winner will win a paperback copy of Clipped Wings and Inked Armor along with the e-book novellas of Cupcakes and Ink and Between the Cracks.

Giveaway Intructions:

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post completing this sentence.  Hayden, my favorite cupcake flavor is ___________.

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One winner will be selected via random.org.  No purchase necessary to win.

This contest runs through Sunday night.  The winner will be notified via email.

Good luck!

 

 

Susi’s Summer Pick #4 – SWEET FILTHY BOY – Giveaway @seeCwrite @lolashoes

Susi’s Summer Pick #4

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One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him.

But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation—and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out—Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume—her sweet, filthy fling—to France for the summer and just…play.

When feelings begin to develop behind the provocative roles they take on, and their temporary masquerade adventures begin to feel real, Mia will have to decide if she belongs in the life she left because it was all wrong, or in the strange new one that seems worlds away.

 

My Review

 

Have you ever read a book that you enjoyed so much that you have to go get all of the books written by that author?  Well, this is what happened to me with Christina Lauren books.  After reading Beautiful Bastard, I found myself on a CL reading marathon.  I read all of the books in that series. (some audio, some e-books).  So, when Sweet Filthy Boy appeared via UPS on my doorstep, I was elated!  I couldn’t wait to read what I knew would be another spectacular and brilliant read.

Of course, I was not disappointed.  Sweet Filthy Boy was AMAZING!  I actually read and listened to the audio book simultaneously. (I loved listening to the French pronunciations).  What can I say?  Just like Mia, I can’t resist Ansel.  This story was unique, well written, funny, hot as hell and another winner for this writing duo.

I think this is the perfect Summer read. I have recommended this book to several CL newbies and they floved it too.

I gave this book 5 Stars!

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Here’s your chance to win a paperback copy of Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren.

Leave a comment on this post and you are entered.

This contest runs through Sunday night.

(US ONLY)

One winner will be selected via random.org and will be notified via email.

Good luck!

~Susi

 


About the Authors

 

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Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates and brain-twins, Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, NYT/USA Today/#1 International bestselling authors of several Young Adult and Adult Fiction titles. Some of their books have kissing. Some of their books have A LOT of kissing.

 

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