Blog Tour: Filthy Rich by Dawn Ryder and Giveaway

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February 3, 2015

ISBN: 9781402287152

“Tantalizing” – RT Book Reviews on Out of Bounds

Synopsis

SHE’S FIGHTING FOR CONTROL…

Celeste Connor swore that she’d never be a victim again. After the hell of her abusive ex, the last thing she needs is to be under another man’s thumb. But when she catches the eye of fiercely dominant Nartan Lupan at her best friend’s wedding, Celeste finds herself drawn into a glittering world of wealth and power that has her body aching and her mind reeling.

 

HE’S FIGHTING TO MAKE HER HIS…

Nartan is a filthy rich businessman who works hard, plays harder, and doesn’t take no for an answer—and he wants Celeste with a hunger he’s never before felt. He’ll do whatever it takes to have her. But Nartan didn’t expect that he’d want still more…

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Wow! Soo I’m on a kick of reading authors I’ve never read before and Filthy Rich just made me a fan of Dawn Ryder.

This book is well written and I was immediately immersed into the lives of Celeste and Nartan. To say that Celeste has some emotional baggage is putting it mildly, this chick has been through hell! I love how despite her issues and reservations she still recognizes the immediate attraction to Nartan, even if she doesn’t want to act on it. Nartan is literally sex on two legs…tall, dark, handsome, AND rich….hell yea!! With some emotional baggage of his own Nartan is able to recognize the issues that plague Celeste and he wants her all the same. Despite his usual feelings in “relationships” he’s not about to give up….after all he’s used to getting what he wants!

Filthy Rich will make you feel….that’s it you will FEEL! I love a book where you can feel the emotion in the story even if at times what you feel is like smacking a character or two lol. Job well done!

Excerpt

A howl woke her.

Celeste sat up and looked around the room.

The sun had finally gone down sometime after ten. Now the stars were brilliant, and a yellow moon was casting an amazing level of light in the nighttime hours.

There was a whimper and then another long howl.

Alaskan wolves.

She could sleep when she got back to Southern California.

She got up and hurried into her jeans. Only the range light was on in the kitchen, but with so much moonlight coming through the windows, it was easy to get to the mudroom and lace up her boots.

She opened the outer door slowly, sliding through to keep from moving it too much. A howl sounded, so much louder now that she was outside. She pressed the door shut and knelt down.

The starlight illuminated the wolves. At least six of them were pawing the ground as they moved along the road that connected the house with the test facility offices. Those offices weren’t even in sight.

But the wolves were.

And so was Nartan.

He was crouched down twenty feet away. Her breath caught as she took in the way he blended with the moment. The wolves made yipping sounds as they came closer, smelling the road and the air as they went.

Nartan lifted his hand and beckoned her toward him. Her steps seemed too noisy, the crunching sounds grating on her ears. A wolf looked toward her and she froze.

Nartan beckoned again, turning to look at her.

The animal was still fifty feet away, but it was looking toward her. She bit her lower lip, afraid of spooking the animal.

Nartan closed in on her, moving right up next to her.

“He can smell you. You’re upwind. Come down here with me. He won’t worry about you then.”

“Oh…”

Nartan clasped her hand and pulled her down to where he’d been. He lifted his head, judging the wind. The wolf let out a yip and joined the rest as they scratched at the dirt and one another. Two of them would circle another, lowering their heads and yipping. The wolf in the center was the one who lifted its head and let out a long howl.

“The alpha…” Nartan whispered.

He had his arm draped around her, his scent filling her senses.

Why did he smell so good?

Not that it really mattered. He was still as pond water but his skin was warm. His attention was on the wolves, but she felt like it was on her as well. He shifted just a bit, and inhaled next to her hair.

Fresh from bed, it was a soft cloud. She reached up, self–conscious about how messy it was. He caught her hand and stopped her as the alpha looked at them. The animal’s eyes were pools of moonlight. Its mouth was open, giving her a glimpse of its long canine teeth. It made a low sound before pushing its front paws out and stretching its neck up and tilting its head until its nose pointed at the moon. A long, mournful cry filled the night.

It felt like she was suspended in time. They might have been anywhere, in any year.

“Lower your head.”

He tucked his chin and cupped her nape.

“To show submission…”

Celeste stiffened. Nartan chuckled in a bare whisper next to her ear. “To the alpha.”

She bent, the wolf watching her before losing interest and moving along with the pack.

Nartan massaged her neck, his fingers working the stiffness from the muscles as she straightened. “Well done.”

It felt like there was innuendo in his comment. But maybe she was just being too sensitive.

To–be–dealt–with list.

She drew in a deep breath and forced herself to relax. The wolves were moving away now, heading toward a forested area. The alpha looked back at them before it disappeared into the timber.

“That was amazing,” she whispered.

Nartan’s hand was under her hair, the touch so intimate that she was loath to pull away. He threaded his fingers through her hair, pulling his hand free as he finger–combed the strands. He watched her as he did it, his eyes reflecting the moonlight just as the alpha’s had.

He was in his element.

Call it cheesy or lame but she couldn’t shake it.

So she rose, backing away from him as he stood. His shirt was open all the way down his front, his jeans sagging low on his waist because he didn’t have a belt on. And his feet were bare.

“Aren’t you cold?”

He slowly smiled and extended his hand. “Judge for yourself.”

She started to reach for him and froze. Indecision held her in its grip as the wind blew her hair around. One of his dark eyebrows rose as she hesitated.

Chicken…

She reached out and touched him. Allowed her fingertips to rest on his forearm for a moment that felt like a mini eternity. It ended when he twisted his arm around and captured her wrist. He stepped up to her, pulling her toward him. She could have broken the hold, if she was able to think.

Which she wasn’t.

Her brain seemed to have shut down. Somehow, she was caught in a storm of sensations, completely unwilling to think about anything. She simply wanted to experience the moment.

Well, it was quite a moment.

Rich with scents and sensations that were intoxicating. His breath teased her ear and then her cheek. A shudder shook her, sending a tiny gasp through her lips. Nartan took advantage of her parted lips, pressing his down on top of them and tasting them slowly.

God, how long had it been since she’d been kissed?

Pleasure flowed through her, gaining strength like a flame catching a wick. Sure, she knew that a candle was for lighting, but until it was lit, the memory of how bright it could shine was dim.

She stepped back. Startled by how much she liked his kiss.

She wanted more.

A hell of a lot more.

But she turned and headed back into the house before she could do anything impulsive.

Moon madness. That was all.

Only she wasn’t really sure if she would ever be sane again.

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Dawn Ryder is the erotic romance pen name of a bestselling author of historical romances. She has been publishing her stories for over 8 years to a growing and appreciative audience. She is commercially published in mass market and trade paper, and digi-first published with trade paper releases. She is hugely committed to her career as an author, as well as to other authors and to her readership. She resides in Southern California.

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Blog Tour/Review: Into His Dark by Angel Payne

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Synopsis

USA Today Bestseller Angel Payne unveils the first full-length novel of a sensuous new series, set in a land of breathtaking beauty…hiding a world of dark and illicit desires.

The Cimarrons…

They’re the mysterious, magnetic ruling family of the most secretive kingdom on earth: the Island of Arcadia.

No Westerners have ever been allowed inside Arcadia’s borders…until now.

Book 1 is INTO HIS DARK

A new adventure…

Camellia “Cam” Saxon struggles not to pinch herself. Is she really here, as a guest in the castle of the world’s most mysterious royal family, working on the only western

film crew allowed on the island of Arcadia? A year ago, she was the girl who finished college with a sigh instead of a bang, moving on to a safe job and a steady suburban routine without a blink.

Until she receives a call from a film graduate buddy that will change everything.

A dangerous desire…

Cam’s excitement turns to dread inside one instant–as soon as she lays eyes on Evrest Cimarron. Beautiful, chiseled, commanding, and regal, he turns her logic into ash and her blood into fire–making it damn near impossible to remember the crown on his head.

As an Arcadian alone, Evrest must be thrust onto Cam’s don’t-even-go-there column. As the leader of the kingdom, he must also be the face on her delete key–a fantasy never to be fed…ever.

A journey to the forbidden…

A mishap lands Cam in Evrest’s most secret chambers, surrounded by luxury beyond imagination–and seduced by a creature who is no longer charming host and alluring king but powerful, passionate man–who craves nothing but her in his arms. Beneath Evrest’s touch, Cam learns she has new identities, too, The sensible girl is abandoned for a woman of dark and sinful desires

It’s the most incredible night of her life. The most perfect man she’s known. The most flawless fit for her soul.

A mistake she can never make again.

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Review

***** 5 Stars*****

What a wonderful breath of fresh air

The Cimarrons…They’re the mysterious, magnetic ruling family of the most secretive kingdom on earth: the Island of Arcadia.  No Westerners have ever been allowed inside Arcadia’s borders…until now.

INTO HIS DARK..is the 1st book in the series of the Cimarrons

So here we go.

Into His Dark is written in the point of view of one Camellia “Cam” Saxon which I so heartedly feel in love with.

So Miss Camellia Saxon is one very dependable responsible 24 yr old.   A Chapman college grad with double degrees in math and strategic communication.  She is the sweet, dependable girl known as the “Rock Star” by her friend and ex-lover, Harry Dane.  She has the normal job, the normal home and a very normal life.  Lonely and boring yep that’s her.

Then we have:

Harry Dane.  Cam’s ex-lover and fellow Chapman college grad.  He is one of many Hollywood’s up and coming director who just happens to have secured financing and the rights to film his dream movie in the remote area of Arcadia.  His true chance at fame and fortune awaits him.

AND then we have:

Evrest “His Majesty” Cimarron.  The recently appointed and soon to be married King of Arcadia who with the thick black hair, brilliant Sultan eyes and the sleek sculpted body  has been dubbed, in the tabloids, as the Revvin Ev, Get your Ev Watch here and The Cim is Simmering.

Now there are other “key” players in this book and you will meet them when you read it but for now I just touched on the three main characters in the lovely tale.

Brief and I do mean brief jest of this tale…………..We have Cam putting her life and job on hold so that she can accept this once in a life time job opportunity and heads off to Arcadia for six weeks to assist Harry with the production of his movie.

Then we have Cam meeting His Majesty and his twelve women “the Distinct” for the first time at the royal ball .      Oh yea I forgot to mention that “the Distinct” are the chosen few who His Majesty must pick from to be his wife and he has to do this in the same 6 week time frame that the film crew is in Arcadia filming.   Wow

NOW is when I tell you that you just have to read this book.  It really gets interesting now!

So the sparks/sexual undertones seem to explode the minute Cam first meets Evrest at the royal ball…………….however, with the laws of his land and the knowledge of his upcoming nuptials means Cam knows the King is “Taboo”  hands off.

OH….you just have to wait and see what happens when you delve into the pages of this book.  You will encounter some BDSM undertones in several scenes and some very hot – OMG hot scenes that had my heart racing and some other parts tingling…..   And just wait till you read what is revealed to Cam by Evrest and not just one reveal but several.   One reveal really left my mouth hanging open as I did not see that one coming.     One very sneaky King Evrest we have here.

OH and we can’t forget the twelve Distinct who are all vying for the right to be the Queen of Arcadia, or are they??…………………..One of “the Distinct” shows her true colors and brings a lot of drama to this story and another…well again you have to read this book for that shocker.

And of course the troubles that plague the camera crew and poor Harry.  Wait till you read about the landslide.   Yep I said landslide.

So with that said –  I hope that you fall in love with Angel Payne’s writing style and especially in this book.  I so very much enjoyed how she painted the overall picture with her detail to the surroundings that at times I could almost smell the flowers and hear the waves breaking.  I loved the way she portrayed Cam with her many funny kirks, twists and turns.  Her ability to write Evrest with such depth and strength were amazing and her oh so special ability to mix the drama, mystery and sexual undertones together just added to the overall wonder of this book and I found myself lost in the pages on more than one occasion.

Into His Dark was a story that I found myself thinking of as a modern day fairytale that could actually, maybe, (Oh hell I can if I want),  believe it could be real and for that reason I fell in love with the story.  Like I said what A wonderful breath of fresh air I have read here and so look forward to reading the next chapter in the Cimarrons and if we are lucky it just might be Samsyn’s story. ~Reviewed by Marilyn

Excerpt

He stopped me with another blood-melting kiss. And a lot more.

The second our mouths slammed again, he hauled me up from the mattress, molding my body against his, stopping our clutch long enough to growl out a single directive. “On your knees, Camellia.” As soon as I curled my legs in compliance so our upright torsos were smashed tight, he claimed my lips again, growing our passion with longing, plunging sweeps of his mouth. New position? Definite thumbs up. I now had the chance to explore the sinewy plateaus of his back before scratching down the slopes of his shoulders.

Gaaahhh. He was…breathtaking. A living work of art, captivating me anew every time he moved. I longed to beg for a whole day of just touching him—though now, with his cock fitted against my cleft, the request got shoved to the bottom of the priorities list. Impatience, almost anxiety. Hell, how I craved him inside me, hot and huge and—

Now.

Only my jeans remained between us. Not an issue for much longer if I could help it.

I slipped my hands from his shoulders to take care of it, but had only the button twisted free when Evrest grabbed me by both wrists, wrenching them over my head.

My fingers collided with something…metal? I looked up. Sure enough, he wound my grip around a shiny steel rod, suspended on chains from the bed’s sturdy canopy support system.

Okaayyy. Interesting. My pulse tripled, easily acknowledging a fresh flood of sensations. Fear. Excitement. Fear again. What the hell now? The stare I shot to Evrest yielded what I anticipated—his alpha wolf eyes at their strongest, his rugged jaw at its stoniest—conveying his low command before he even uttered it.

“Keep them there.”

My chest pumped as his just had. What a difference a few minutes made. I thought of how he’d surrendered his erection into my hands, trusted me with the most vulnerable part of his anatomy, allowed me to pleasure him…and now, stretched into a similar position, breasts jutting and body stretched, questioned why it was so hard for me to do the same.

Because this reminds you that your body isn’t the only thing bared to him right now? Because with every passing moment, in bigger and bigger chunks, your spirit is investing in this, too? Perhaps even your heart?

I got rid of the thoughts by plunging back into humor. “Ah. So this is the part with the handcuffs.”

One side of his mouth lifted. Not in a smile. “No handcuffs.”

My chest tightened a little more. Another battle between anticipation and trepidation. “Well, where’s the fun in that?”

“No handcuffs. Not needed.” His hands skated down my arms until curving in at my waist. He brought his face closer, angling over me. “You’ll simply obey me, Camellia—because you want to. We both know it.”

“Because I’m a good little girl?” I teased.

“Because you are not.”

He was so close again. His breaths were full of pepper, paprika, and a touch of nectar, a blend of spicy and sweet making me a little dizzy—and a lot aroused. What he demanded of me, with this position alone…the openness, exposure, honesty…exposed so much of me in other ways. My skin was pure electricity. My muscles flexed with readiness. And my sex…hell yes, more than ready. Needing. Clenching.

And wet. So damn wet…

“Your blood sings in the key of naughty, Camellia. And your body…fuck, I can feel it…your sweet, beautiful body hums with the vibration of wicked. And your spirit longs to free it all but you have kept it locked away, in that cage deep inside your soul, simply praying somebody will find it and open the door.” As his hands slipped lower, finding the waistband of my jeans, he fit his head into the curve of my neck. “I am going to open your door, Camellia. And you shall step from that cage, free to show me who you really are. Free to give flight to that creature at the backs of your eyes, restlessly pacing, wanting her dark sky to soar in. I am going to light the stars in that sky for you…then watch in awe as you make them all shiver as you pass.”

 

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Hi there. I’m Angel: book lover, writing addict, hopeless romantic, pop culture geek and avid shoe lover.

A bit about me…

I’ve been hooked on books since I was a kid but it got worse in my twenties, when I discovered romances–the hotter, the better. Growing up in Southern California, with lots of surfer manliness surrounded me, was certainly a good boost for reading about delicious alpha guys and the women who adore them. When I learned I had a knack for telling these stories too, I guess you could say I was doomed–though my path toward romance novelist took a few detours via a concert-reviewing gig for my college newspaper (free show tickets…backstage passes…that was a no-brainer), artist interviews for a Beverly Hills dance music mag, personal assistant work for a record producer, dance club disc jockey, and a lot of fun in the hospitality industry.

These days, I still live in California, and have found an amazing alpha guy of my own who was brave enough to marry me. We live on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with our beautiful daughter. I have the best life ever, and never forget to thank the Big Guy Upstairs for it, either.

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Blog Tour: Get off on the Pain by Victoria Ashley and Giveaway

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tag17Sexy, tattooed and inevitably dangerous. Memphis is all that and more…

I live for the pain; it’s what drives me to keep moving. But there comes a time when one has to push the demons aside in order to survive.

I thought I buried them deep. I thought I was ready to finally live. Until… my brother, Alex; he throws me into the fire—right into the place I could never control myself, the one place I never want to be again.

When I put my hands on people, they get hurt. Things happen that bring me back to that night. The one that will forever torment me.

I’m doing fine, keeping to myself in order to ensure no one gets hurt by me. Then along comes Lyric, and all I want to do is touch her, to put my hands in places that I know will only lead to her being crushed by me.

She’s the rush that I crave. The darkest of poison running through my veins, killing me bit by bit; like a drug I can’t get enough of even though I’m almost down to my last breath.

And being around her only hurts more, but what she doesn’t understand is that I welcome the pain; I get off on it, which in the end leaves me with the hardest decision of my life—one that might get us all killed…Get Off Teaser 03-2

 

 REVIEW

*~*~*5 Stars*~*~*

Get off on the Pain is the first book I’ve encountered by Victoria Ashley. Am I glad I did….I’m a little slow on the reading wagon considering all my fellow readers have been raving about Victoria and they have all the right reasons too!

The book is about the sexy, sinfully hot, tattooed alpha male named Memphis. We take a journey right off the bat where he leaves prison. Instantly, I start thinking, wait….what happened??! Why is he leaving prison!? Why was he there to begin with?! Yes…I’m an impatient reader…wanting to know all the answers, so what happens?? I read faster!

Than we are introduced to the take-no-crap multi-talented and tattooed beauty name Lyric, who happens to live next door to an empty house that she’s been watching on and off wondering why noone is there….till one day someone shows up next door…and you wouldn’t guess who!? Lucky lady I’d say…

Lyric is drawn to Memphis for his mysterious personality and he’s definitely kept to himself, than again it’s exactly how he wants it…he wants to keep his distance from everyone, find what family he has left protect them and get out of town and the horrible past that deems himself dangerous.

No matter all the things that they both do, Memphis with the constant battle with himself, the constant push and pull between the two, they can’t seem to stay away from one another. Memphis is constantly drawn to Lyric and just doesn’t think she can handle the man he really is, the dangerous man he can be and the past he’s kept hidden is bound to appear and cause Lyric to run away. Something that Memphis just isn’t going to be able to handle no matter how much he tries to not Lyric into his heart more.

A definite must read…and read again. A story that should never be left on the TBR list long and once you open this book…I guarantee you’ll be up for a long night because Victoria has a way to hook the readers in and keep them in the book. ~Reviewed by Shannon (Copy of book provided in exchange for honest review)

tag19Lyric steps away and laughs before walking over and stopping in front of me. She looks up into my eyes and licks her bottom lip. Her whole body is glistening with sweat now, and all I can think about is tasting every inch of her. “Dance with me, Memphis.”

I pull my eyes away from her lips and flex my jaw. As much as I want to put my hands all over, I need to fight it, but this fucking liquor isn’t doing much to help it.

“No, Lyric.”

She takes a step closer and runs her tiny, soft hand down my arm. “Just once. It’s not even a big deal. It’s just a dance. It’s not like I’m asking you to fuck me. I’m asking you to touch me.”

“You want me to touch you,” I growl. I roughly slide my hands over her hips before gripping her waist and slamming her up against the wall. Leaning in, I fist her hair in my hand and whisper in her ear. “Is this how you want me to touch you? Touching someone that I know always leads to them getting hurt.” I grip her waist tighter and press my body flush with hers. Her body trembles against mine and her breathing picks up as my bottom lip brushes over her ear. “I’m fucking tainted, Lyric. Running now would be your best option.”

She looks up into my eyes and wets her lips, fighting to catch her breath. “I. Want. You. To. Touch. Me. I’m not running anywhere.”

FUCK! Those words do me in.

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Victoria Ashley grew up in Rockford, IL and has had a passion for reading for as long as she can remember. After finding a reading app where it allowed readers to upload their own stories, she gave it a shot and writing became her passion.

She lives for a good romance book with bad boys that are just highly misunderstood and is not afraid to be caught crying during a good read. When she’s not reading or writing about bad boys, you can find her watching her favorite shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Dexter and True Blood.

She is the author of Wake Up Call, This Regret, Slade (Walk Of Shame #1), Hemy (Walk of Shame #2), and Get Off on the Pain. Victoria is currently working on more novels for 2015.

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Blog Tour: Exchange of Fire by P.A. DePaul and Giveaway

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“Uhgn.” *Clears throat* “Uhgn.” *Clears throat harder* Sorry, everybody. I’m still staring at the delicious man in the header. I love a man in a tuxedo. Oh, who am I kidding? I love looking at men in pretty much anything…or nothing. Bad, P.A. DePaul! Be good! Okay. Okay. Now, that you have the worst impression of me, let me introduce myself, my name is P.A. DePaul and I’m the author of the Romantic Suspense “SBG” series.

I hope you’re in the mood for some steamy, action-filled Romantic Suspense! I’m hoping with four words I can convince you to add Exchange of Fire, SBG #1 to your TBR pile. Ready? Okay: Female sniper. Former Marine.

Convinced? Dang. I can’t see if you’re nodding or not. Well, hopefully between the back-cover blurb and my four little words above you’ll click on one of those retailer links to enter a world where a clandestine Black Ops team works for SweetBriar Group (AKA SBG), a corporation the public believes is an environmental company, and risks their lives on missions no one can know about.

FYI, Shadow of Doubt, SBG #2 (releasing April 21, 2015) continues with another member of Delta Squad, you know, just in case you wanted to read Cappy’s story (He’s the C.O. of Delta).

Thank you so much for spending time with me today. I truly appreciate each and every one of you! ❤

Synopsis

Faking her death was easy, living with her past is harder, but nothing is more dangerous than falling in love…

Sandra Walsh was a deadly sniper for the Sweet Briar Group, a covert agency with assassins for hire, until her last mission went horribly wrong, accidentally killing an innocent girl. Knowing she’s a danger to her team, Sandra goes off the grid, becoming a Shade—an agent declared dead but secretly hiding among the living. She intends to honor her vow never to pull another trigger or have contact with the spy world again. Until she meets Casper Grady…

Grady is a former Marine with a troubled past and a debt to pay. His life mission has gone from protecting the nation to helping local children and their families. The moment he meets Sandra, he knows there’s more to her than meets the eye, but he can’t help but be drawn to the mysterious femme fatale. And when Sandra’s past suddenly catches up to her, Grady is determined to protect her at all costs, no matter how dark and dangerous her secrets are.

As the danger increases, so does their intense attraction. But when they’re forced to choose between each other and the people they’ve sworn to protect, their growing love might not be enough to keep them together—or alive…

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Review

**** 5 Stars ****

I started reading this book knowing this was going to be a military romance, not knowing the full content of the book. This is the first book I’ve read by P.A. DePaul. As an avid reader, I was completely drawn to the HOT cover and the synopsis drew me in and I WANTED to give Exchange of Fire a chance hoping it would satisfy what I was looking for in a book…and I believe it did.

We are introduced to Sandra Walsh, a member of SBG (Sweet Briar Group) that is an agency that contracts assassins. We get a back story of her in the middle of a mission; she’s in the position of a sniper which I thought was FANTASTIC because this character was by no means weak. She’s skilled in more ways past what she’s capable with a gun. When the mission goes wrong, situations begin to occur in a domino effect. In the end… she’s declared “dead”. Her family/team mates from the squad believe she’s dead.

She starts life over in a quiet town and this is where Grady comes in. Grady is a small business owner and also an ex-marine, he’s drawn to Sandra in ways that hopes to include her in his peaceful and happy life. Sandra fights her feeling towards Grady knowing that someone or anyone is not meant to be in her future with the decisions she’s made that the past life she has.

Sandra has horrible flashbacks from the life-changing moment of being a sniper; it covers the details of how one life altering event can affect a person. Grady tries to be there for Sandra but when things unfold; he can’t help but walk away. Even after being told that he should stay away.

This story doesn’t just only include Sandra and Grady but we get introduced to the Delta Squad and their personalities…and when all the men comes together, personalities explode, crude humor, deadly skills they also are capable keep you on the edge of the seat and every scene is thrilling and full of suspense and as a reader there are moments where you can’t turn the page fast enough.

I look forward to more books in the SBG series, the teaser at the end of the book definitely was exactly that, a teaser that leaves you hanging off the edge. Exchange of Fire while is romance, I would state that it’s a military contemporary romance, full of action and an outstanding storyline. While there is some sex, this books is by no means would I say an erotic romance, so if you’re looking for erotic or erotica romance, this may not be the book for you but don’t let that deter you from picking up this book because it’s definitely worth adding to your TBR. ~Reviewed by Shannon

Excerpt

To give this excerpt some context, our hero, Casper Grady (former Marine), told our heroine, Wraith (AKA Sandra Walsh), to never come near him again after they escaped one assassination attempt, which forced her to come clean about all the lies she told and endangered his livelihood and the children who flock to his business. It’s been two days since his heart had been ripped out by that horrible revelation.

 

A little background: Wraith (sniper for Delta Squad) faked her death after her last mission went horribly wrong in order to escape SBG (or more accurately its CEO). The CEO got wind that she’s still alive and instead of celebrating, he sent assassins after her to rectify her still breathing status. In order to remain “dead,” Wraith fabricated a new persona, Sandra Walsh, gained employment in Grady’s company, and never breathed a word about her past. 

The front doorbell chimed.

Shit. He wasn’t expecting company at this time of night. A variation of the stupid line from A Christmas Carol scrolled through his head: Expect the first ghost when the bell tolls one. He definitely needed more sleep.

He swung the door open and instantly gripped the door handle until his palm protested the biting metal. Ghost indeed. After two days of being haunted by images, the real thing took his breath away. His heart actually leapt for joy before plummeting with reality. “What are you doing here?”

Sandra’s irises darkened and she visibly swallowed hard. Her gaze swept from his messy hair to his sock-clad feet, then back up, focusing on his now bare chest.

His ego and libido loved the smoky desire radiating off her a little too much. He crossed his arms, arching an eyebrow. Damn it, why am I flexing?

She lifted her chin, and a glint he had learned over the months to be her brazen-it-out-’til-you-get-your-way stole over her hazel irises. “I need to do a sweep of the house. Make sure no one’s hiding to get you.”

Grady snorted. “I don’t need you to peek under my bed for monsters. I’m capable of checking myself.”

Her jaw thrust out. “It will only—”

The wood beside his head splintered. A rash of slivers imbedded in his neck and shoulder.

“Oomph.” The air expelled from his lungs as the back of his head slammed against the hardwood floor. One hundred thirty pounds of solid muscle tackled him, landing on top of his ribs.

He blinked and spied three bullet holes dotting the drywall and door frame. Shit!

He scrambled backward on his elbows, cursing his socked feet for slipping against the wood. His bare skin and drenched jeans clung to the floor, making it harder for him to move.

Sandra wrapped his chest tight and pushed, driving him back as she lifted her ass and found traction with her tennis shoes.

The lamp his mother had given him toppled off the small table resting beside the front door. The base shattered and the lightbulb blew, throwing the area into shadows.

More bullets whizzed past and she wheezed, “Almost there,” still heaving them straight back.

Like a dumbass he continued to allow her to use her body as a shield “Let me up,” he bit out just as a bullet slammed into the floor where his leg had just been.

Motherfucker! No sound outside echoed to warn him of the shots.

She let go and he jammed his shoulder blades against the three-foot-wide side of the stone fireplace partition. He ripped the Beretta he hadn’t stopped carrying since Saturday night out of its holster and crouched to get as small as possible. Adrenaline flooded his bloodstream, reminding him of his combat days. Except then he’d had on full body armor, not just a pair of wet jeans and socks.

She inserted herself between his legs and crowded against him. His free arm instantly went around her shoulder, pulling her in. Goddamn it, he shouldn’t be noticing how right this felt or contemplating burying his nose in her hair.

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P.A. DePaul is a multi-genre romance author including paranormal fantasy and romantic suspense. She originally hails from Carroll County and Baltimore County, Maryland, but also lived in Macon and Warner Robins, Georgia. She currently resides in a beautiful community just outside Philadelphia. Exchange of Fire is the first novel in the SBG series with the second novel, Shadow of Doubt, releasing April 2015

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Review/Blog Tour: Claiming Addison by Zoey Derrick (Include Deleted Scene, Exclusive to Once Upon An Alpha)

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Synopsis

For Addison Beltrand, PR rep for Bold International, Inc. climbing the corporate ladder is all that matters in life. Her hard work is finally rewarded with the promotion she’s worked her ass off to earn—but the gig comes at a price. She leaves in two days for a twelve-week tour with America’s hottest alternative rock band, 69 Bottles.

Talon Carver, lead singer of 69 Bottles, has no problem with women–as long as they’re gone by morning. When Addison shakes up his world, it’s a huge problem—compounded by the fact that Addison’s not the only one he wants.

Kyle Black, manager of 69 Bottles, has a secret. He and Addison are closer than she thinks, but telling her could keep her away. When Talon sets his sights on Addison, Kyle uses his secret to push her into Talon’s arms, only to discover she isn’t the only one he needs.

Two men. One dilemma.

Talon is wild, reckless and loves control.

Kyle is calm, collected and loves passion.

The perfect balance…or Addison’s ultimate undoing?

Talon and Kyle push their boundaries and Addison’s, but can they throw their reservations to the wind and claim her together?

Two men. One woman. A rock band. A tour bus. One Wild Ride…

****Content Warning****
Sexy, naked, bisexual rock stars…and a lot more…
This book contains, but is not limited to the following sexual content – reader discretion is advised – hot sex between two men and one woman. M/M/F, M/F/M, M/F, F/M and M/M sexual content. There are no boundaries when these three crash together, as long as you’re over 18 years of age.

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 * DELETED SCENE FROM CLAIMING ADDISON (AT TATTOO SHOP)*

“Kyle?”

“Yeah panda?”

I smile at my nickname, it always makes me smile. “Can I ask you something?”

Kyle looks at me, expectation and love in his eyes. “You can always ask me anything. You know that.”

I snuggle closer to him and start to trace the outline of his now healed star tattoos. “I know, but I actually feel bad.”

I feel him shift beneath me, looking at me. I tilt my head toward him. “I don’t understand,” he says softly and I look back down.

“Because I never asked before.”

“Ask me what?”

“About your stars,” I whisper.

“What do you want to know?” he asks as he shifts back. I can tell he’s looking at the ceiling.

“Why stars? Why two different colors?” He takes a deep breath. “You can tell me you know?”

I feel his chest shake with quiet chuckles. “It’s not that I don’t want to tell you, it’s more that I’m afraid of what you’ll think.”

I lift my head up and look at him, bracing myself on my elbow. “One red, one blue.” I cock my head, “there’s nothing I can think of that would…” I pause, contemplating what it is that the stars mean. Though I’ve thought about it, I can’t come up with a logical explanation.

He smiles at me, “what do you think?”

I snort a laugh, “honestly?” He nods. “Dan?” He shakes his head, “Your mom?” He shakes his head again and I shrug.

He takes his other hand and points to the red one, “red.” I stop breathing and point to myself. He nods. Then he points to the blue one, I shrug. “I knew, back in Phoenix, that whatever it was we were working on building was it. That there was no going back for me.”

“So you inked us?” I whisper.

“I did, but in a way that was only known to me, in a way that wouldn’t raise suspicions or questions. I figured it would be my own little secret,” he smiles sheepishly.

“It can stay our little secret.” I smile and lean down planting a gentle kiss against his lips. With his face between my hands, I pull him deeper, kiss him harder and desire explodes. My breathing hitches and he steels his chance, sliding his tongue along mine, teasing me. I feel my nipples pebble.

His hands come around my wrists and he pulls them back, pushing against me, he pins me against the bed. He slides between my, pressing his erection against my slit. I cry out and my back arches off of the bed. His hands tighten around my wrists, holding me to the bed, pressing me deeper into the mattress. “Take me Kyle, I’m yours.”

Review

*5 Star Review*

I’m new to Zoey Derrick’s books, I was approached by a fellow blogger that is a friend of mine and we have the following conversation to the effect of:

Blogger:  “Have you read Claiming Addison?”

Me: “No, I’m swamped”

Blogger: “You HAVE to read this book! RIGHT NOW”

Me: “Serious?”

Blogger: “YES!!! Right now!!!”

Me: “Raises eyebrow, okay, fine. Send it to me”

Go ahead snicker….I did throughout the entire conversation. Although, the conversation was not long, this does show the power of word of mouth.

I got started with Claiming Addison, which of course we meet Addison, she works in promotions and goes on tour with a band names…can you guess it? 69 Bottles….that right there, I needed to take my eyes off the 69 part and actually read the book. FOCUS!

Addison comes onto the bus and meets the band members,  each member has a personality that is out of this world. As a reader, I could not help but be drawn to Talon….his personality eludes sex. Tattoos and in my mind I’m sure with a voice that will soak the panties for anyone wearing them.

Then there’s Kyle, the band manager, he’s suave, easy going, confident, and he has the strength to keep the band together by making the decisions that take everyone into consideration and how they are affected, and as a reader, I’m just drawn to him.

Coming the two sexy and sinful men and throw in Addison. Holy F*ck…I just want more! More Talon, More Kyle, and Addison’s no pushover and I love her personality. Corporate by day and band fan girl at night.

No keep in mind, this is a MMF, MFM menage type book. With this in mind….Claiming Addison not only caters to the readers that read this subgenre , but also to the readers that haven’t. While some readers may be leary from reading Claiming Addison due to content,  I do firmly believe that Zoey was able to write with a finesse that any reader would be comfortable reading this series, does not matter if your reader that likes it down and dirty and some sweet sweet romance with some bad boy sinful rocker.

A wonderful book that leaves you wanting to race to the next book in the series. ~Shannon

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Zoey Derrick is a Best Selling Author of Contemporary, Erotic, Erotic Romance and Paranormal Romance from Glendale Arizona. She was once a mortgage underwriter and she now writes full time.

She writes stories as hot as the desert sun itself. It is this passion that drips off of her work, bringing excitement to anyone who enjoys a good and sensual love story.

Not only does she aim to take her readers on an erotic dance that lasts the night, it allows her to empty her mind of stories we all wish were true.
 Her stories are hopeful yet true to life, skillfully avoiding melodrama and the unrealistic, bringing her gripping Erotica only closer to the heart of those that dare dipping into it.

The intimacy of her fantasies that she shares with her readers is thrilling and encouraging, climactic yet full of suspense. She is a loving mistress, up for anything, of which any reader is doomed to return to again and again.

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Blyssful Lies by J.C. CLIFF

Genre: Contemporary Suspense Erotic Romance

Release Date: December 16th, 2014

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Blyssful Lies Synopsis:

Learning how to survive in her new world, Julianna has no choice but to play “The game of Life.” Except it’s Nick’s game, and his rules apply. Captivity, drugs, and submission are the cards that are dealt, and it’s a losing game. Biding her time as she waits for her rescuers, it’s far from smooth sailing, because all too quickly the rules abruptly change as Nick takes matters into his own hands… As the drama unfolds, and hesitating to interfere, Travis has everything to lose should he decide to step in, including his life. It’s opposition at its finest – freedom versus control as Nick and Julianna face the ultimate battle of wills. While Travis has the uncanny ability to manipulate her with a single touch, Nick struggles to conquer her body, mind, and soul. It’s every man for themselves as each have their own secret agenda, including Julianna, whose plan is simple: survive.

Meet The Author:

J.C. Cliff is an independent author who strives to deliver a strong story line, keeping the reader captivated throughout. She loves the element of surprise, creating unique twists and turns while creating thrill and suspense. Oh yes, and lets not forget, making a little explicit romance happen in between. She’s a die hard 80’s rock’n roll fan, loves the ocean and salt water fishing. What does she do when she’s not raising kids, running a business, and doing all the tasks that come with being a wife and mother? You got it – writing. It’s the ultimate escape from reality when the ocean isn’t nearby.

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Excerpt:

Nick sits down beside me, and he almost takes my breath away. He looks absolutely stunning. Even though he’s a handsome devil, I know he carries a big, red pitchfork. His persona screams debonair and suave, and his suit hugs his broad shoulders perfectly. He seems unequivocally radiant and contented, and his brown and gold-flecked eyes gleam with happiness. A waiter appears, interrupting my perusal of Nick. “Excuse me, sir. May I get your usual for you and a glass of wine for the lady?” “Yes, thank you,” Nick replies. Concerned my acting skills may falter at some point, I begin to grow nervous again. I hate this paranoia. I curse myself again for not taking at least one dose of Blyss today, just so I could be able to get through this evening without foible. Nick gently lifts my chin, garnering my attention. “What are you thinking about, love?” I steal a deep breath and think to myself, The show must go on. My lips curve into a small smile and I flirtatiously flutter my lashes. “Do you come here often?” Nick smiles with mild amusement, his eyes twinkling. “Yes, you could say that.” I don’t bother asking what type of wine he’s ordered. I’m sure I wouldn’t know the difference between a ten dollar, versus an eighty dollar bottle of wine anyway. I rarely drink, let alone indulge myself with expensive wine. “I also see you have a group of fans,” I comment as I wave my hand around the large room. “Every woman here seems to be eyeing you up and down, like you’re a famous rock star.” Why couldn’t you have taken one of those women instead of me? His grin broadens. “You seem surprised.” “What, the fact women find you attractive?” I shrug my shoulders. “I won’t sit here and lie to you, Nick. You are a very good-looking man. I’m sure you could have any woman you want with the snap of your fingers.” “Yes, well, you will never have to worry about other women. I’ve had a lifetime of them, biding my time until the very day I could finally have you.” He leans in closer, all playfulness pushed aside. “You are the only woman I want to come to me with the snap of my fingers,” he pauses, arching a brow, “and you are the first woman who’s wanted to tell me no.” The way he’s looking at me, pinning me down with his heated stare, I can feel the apples of my cheeks begin to warm. So much is riding on my acting abilities, namely my ass as I pretend to like this man and try building some sort of alliance with him.

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“Please, Sir,” I swallow hard against the dry lump in my throat, “Sir, I will do what you want, anything…just please, stop…” Fragmented words manage to spill out between broken sobs. Suddenly, I feel the hard lines of his body pressing into my backside, his erection gouging into my ass. My sweat is mixed with blood, and it blends together with his body heat as he singes and sears my tender, torn tissue. All I can do is let out a hoarse whimper. “No, Princess, this is your reminder to never forget. I have already given you too much leniency and look where it’s gotten me. I will never make that mistake again. You need to understand these three simple words,” he breathes over me in a menacing tone. “Live them, breathe them, be them—I. Own. You.” There’s a quiet pause in the room, and I pray to God he’s finished, and perhaps he’s changed his mind, because he hasn’t moved away from me. His breathing tickles my earlobe as he continues to hover over me. Suddenly, my entire body jerks as his thunderous boom shouts in my ear, “Do you understand?!” A scratchy scream emits forth as my reply. “Yes, Sir! Yes, Sir, I understand!” Tears continue to soak the silk blindfold. My body is shaking uncontrollably and my teeth begin to clatter nonstop against each other, most likely from shock. This man is absolutely insane. “You need to understand that more than you need your next breath, Princess. You control nothing; I control you.” He reaches around to pinch my clit ruthlessly between his fingertips. “You have much to learn about submitting your mind and your body to me.” His other hand snakes around to pinch my nipple while he kisses the tender spot behind my ear. I’m stunned speechless. All I can do is take it. If I fight him, it will only make things worse for me, if that’s even possible. So I let my freewill begin to betray me as I hear my voice come out broken, cracked and defeated. “I’m sorry, Sir. I am yours.” He chuckles. “You’re a quick learner. I knew you were an intelligent one. You’re body knows what feels good, doesn’t it? You should listen to it more often. I know you’d like to think you’re immune to this drug, but you’re not. You’re going to have to face the cold, hard truth that your mind is no longer your own. I own it.” you

Playlist Blyssful Lies Song Playlist

Aerosmith : I don’t wanna close my eyes

Huey Lewis & The News : Take me back in time

Foreigner : I want to know what love is

Foreigner : Feels like the first time

Heart : Alone

Chicago : You’re the inspiration

Exile : Kiss you all over

Def Leppard : Animal

Def Leppard : Let me be the one

Eagles : Hotel California

Lover Boy : Almost Paradise

Eric Clapton : Anything for your love

Phil Collins : One more night

Journey : Stone in love

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Review: Animal Attraction by Angel Payne

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Synopsis

Animal Attraction was previously published in the limited edition box-set “Danger Zone: Tales of Military Passion”.

Life’s a jungle.
Nobody agrees with that more than workaholic bioscientist Charlotte Sinclare, struggling as her mind and body are subjected to waves of inexplicable lust for a faceless dream lover. Normally thrilled with journeys into the scientific unknown, Charlotte isn’t amused by this joke—especially upon discovering that the man of her fantasies is Naval MP officer Kaden Tiernan.

Sure, Kade’s a hunk—a fact not ignored by Charlotte three years ago, when her focus on a research expedition was interrupted by a wild crush on the man. But Tiernan made it clear that all he saw in her was a brainy prude, burning any connection they’d share, even as friends.

Only now, their mutual survival depends on them being more than friends. Much more.

Roar…

Pheromones set free during Charlotte’s experiment have mutated into primal need, turning Kaden Tiernan into a lover Lottie has never dared dream of before. In his kisses, she learns beauty. In his touch, she learns surrender. In his passion, she learns strength.

But none of it is real. The bond is a chemical reaction, nothing more—a truth Charlotte and Kade attempt to accept together, even as fate twines them tighter each day. Can they continue keeping their hearts closed while their bodies tangle? Or is it impossible to seal one’s soul off from love, even if it’s inspired by animal attraction?

Review

*5 Star Review *

A friend asked me to read this book, and I went in unsure of exactly what kind of story I would find. If you are looking for a shifter story, look elsewhere. What you have here is an incredibly well constructed, quick paced, erotic suspense story. This is the first book I have read by Angel Payne and it certainly won’t be the last. Ms. Payne’s use of language and imagery cast this book in a different light for me. I love the clever use of imagery, similes and metaphors that propel the story along. This author gives you very little time to get comfy in the story before seducing the reader with an erotic scene.

Charlotte and Kade have a past, although neither of them were courageous enough to try to break their traditional roles and give in to their attraction. Kade,, the brash MP, provided security aboard a naval vessel that Dr. Charlotte has used for research three years ago. Something unusual is happening to those that had been aboard that ship. Not to give too much away, let’s just say if the “virus” in this novel were real, I would NOT want a vaccine. Libidos are raging and so is Kade when he charges back into Charlotte’s life. Still wary of their not quite friendly past, together they try to figure out what is happening to their shipmates and themselves. The climax of the story is heart wrenching but in fine fashion Ms. Payne allows the heart to win in the end. I like that the story is left open ended to revisit the characters and perhaps solve the suspense story line without an international incident. ~Karen

* 4 Star Review *

I am an Angel Payne virgin and I have to say I was not disappointed.
Charlotte met Kaden three years ago when she was aboard his military ship doing a research project on pheromones and when she left the ship after her research was done she never expected to see him again.
When Charlotte is called  home from a boss ordered vacation Kaden is the reason she is called home. they are both having the same erotic faceless dreams along with a few other men from the ship.
it doesn’t take them long to figure out that its from Lotte’s research project, they give in to their desires and satisfy their desires.  charlotte tries to resist Kaden but gives in after four days where she spends her evenings satisfying her needs with Kaden and her days trying to find an antdote to the pheromone bond that she shares with him.
will Charlotte figure out how to cure their bond and will their feelings for each be real or will they got their separate ways??? ~ Kendra

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USA Today bestseller Angel Payne has been reading and writing her entire life, though her love for romances began in junior high, when writing with friends on “swap stories” they’d trade between classes. Needless to say, those stories involved lots of angst, groping, drama, and French kissing.
Some years, various entertainment industry gigs, and a number of years in the hospitality industry later, Angel returned to writing books, focusing on the stuff she loves the most: passionate love stories featuring alpha men and the women who tame them. Along the way, she also graduated from Chapman University in Southern California, taking departmental honors for English, and penned five historical romances for Kensington and Bantam/Doubleday/Dell.
Angel has numerous book series to her credit, including:
The Kinky Truth series
The Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue)
The W.I.L.D. Boys of Special Forces series
The Cimarron series
Angel still lives in Southern California, where she is married to her dream alpha guy and lives on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with their awesome daughter. When not writing, she enjoys reading, pop culture, cute shoes, and hanging at the beach with family and friends.

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