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Release Day Blitz and Review: Daring Her Love by Melissa Foster

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We are thrilled to bring you the Review/Excerpt Tour for DARING HER LOVE by Melissa Foster! DARING HER LOVE is a novella in the world of her Love in Bloom: The Bradens Series, brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights. It is due to be released on November 24, 2015! Grab your copy of this sexy novella today!

 

About DARING HER LOVE:

This BRADEN novella features Kat Martin, Brianna Heart’s best friend from HEARTS AT PLAY (The Bradens, #6) with appearances from the hot, wealthy, and wickedly naughty Bradens you know and love.

 

– SYNOPSIS –

 

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Kat Martin knows what she wants in a man—someone stable and adoring, definitely not the type of guy who sleeps around. After all, Kat rarely does the wrong thing—until she meets seductively enticing Eric James, and suddenly wrong has never felt so right.

When it comes to his career, race-car driver Eric James is intense, obsessive, and passionate, but when it comes to sex, there’s only one kind—daring, unbridled, and no-strings-attached.

One stormy night, a delayed flight and the dangerous allure of the unknown leads Kat to throw caution to the wind, and she indulges in a rendezvous that she vows to immediately forget—but the secret tryst stirs something possessive in Eric, and forgetting is not an option.

 

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Eric walked into the kitchen, freshly showered, with hair that looked towel dried and oh so sexy. His eyes immediately found Kat, and his lips curved up in a sinful smile that made her heart race. Every second they’d been together last night had brought them closer to each other and taught her more about herself. She could hardly believe that she’d blocked out the episode at the camp when she was younger, but now her fear of deep water made total sense. Eric had been so thoughtful with her last night when A white sports car navigating the winding curves of the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. This car is designed and modelled by myself. Very high resolution 3D render composite. All markings are ficticiousthey’d taken Hope down to the river. He had an innate ability to be seductive and careful at the same time, and that brought out the good girl and the bad girl in Kat. The combination had surprised her, after she’d tried for so long to be discerning and to act more responsibly. What she’d learned last night was that she was happier just being herself. She didn’t need to be with strangers. She simply hadn’t found the right man, one who brought out the naughty and the nice aspects of her personality the way Eric did. Going skinny-dipping with him was the biggest thrill, and the most intimate moment, she’d ever shared with a man. Maybe she should be embarrassed by her brazenness in initiating the striptease, but she wasn’t. Not one single bit. How could she be when her heart felt so full? And now, as she watched Eric press a kiss to Christian’s cheek and swoop Layla into his arms as she walked toward the kitchen, making her giggle like crazy, she found herself picturing Eric as a father.

“Are you cooking this morning?” Eric asked Layla, bringing Kat’s mind back to the moment.

Shocked at where her mind had traveled, she tried to distract herself from her thoughts by taking a sip of orange juice. It didn’t help.

 

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It was a dark and stormy night, and flights were delayed . . . .

Kat Martin has been jaded by a history of meaningless hook-ups. As she heads to Colorado to visit her good friend, Brianna Heart Braden, Kat makes the decision that she’s done with her past lifestyle and is going to hold out for “The One”.

Dashing race car driver, Eric James, is also headed to visit his good friend, Hugh Braden. Tired of his playboy life, Eric had witnessed the love shared in the Braden family and longs to find that for himself.

Unbeknownst to the other, both are headed to the Braden’s ranch when a flight delay finds both of them in an airport lounge. Daring Her Love - R&E Tour teaser 1The attraction between the two strangers is instant and the sexual energy drives them both into some frenzied action in an airport men’s room. Yowza! Once they both discover their relation to the Braden family, and that they are both headed to the same destination, all bets are off.  What follows is a smokin’ hot courtship between an alpha male insta-loving his lady, giving new definition to the phrase “Rocky Mountain High.”

Daring Her Love is Melissa Foster’s latest novella in her The Bradens (Weston, CO) Series, as well as being the newest publication in the popular 1001 Dark Nights Series. With that in mind, this reader came in with high expectations, and was not disappointed! The chemistry between these two characters was spectacular in the I-can-feel-my-face-flush kind of way. The insta-love Eric acts upon is exactly what one would expect from author Foster. The plot served its purpose — there is a twist from the past that provides reinforcement for the fate of this couple. And while there are Bradens wandering about everywhere, make no mistake — this is a standalone novella — you do not have to have read any of the The Bradens Series to enjoy this story. So whether you saddle up your mount, or put your engine in overdrive, take an exhilarating ride with Melissa Foster’s Daring Her Love. It’s worth the rush.

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*I was given an advance read copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

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– ABOUT THE AUTHOR –

Melissa Foster

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She is the author of the award-winning Love in Bloom series featuring the Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons, The Ryders, and Seaside Summers. She writes sexy contemporary romance with sinfully sexy, wealthy, and fiercely loyal heroes, and smart, sassy, and sensual heroines. Her Wild Boys After Dark series is hot enough to burn up the sheets.

Melissa has a wicked chocolate addiction, and she loves to name her characters after readers. She welcomes invitations to Skype with book clubs and reader groups.

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Release Day Blitz and Review: Finding Focus by Jiffy Kate

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FINDING FOCUS

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JIFFY KATE

 

– SYNOPSIS- 

Sheridan “Dani” Reed is a recently unemployed photojournalist living in New York City. Her boyfriend is vacationing without her, and her best friend has abandoned her for a job in the south.

Is a quarter-life crisis a thing?

After accepting a freelance job in Louisiana for Southern Style magazine, she feels the bleakness of her life back in New York fading in the rearview mirror. Getting back to her southern roots seems to be just what she needs to lift her spirits and spark her creativity. During her stay, she meets playboy Micah Landry and his colorful family.

She knows she should avoid him and keep things professional, but his southern charms are hard to resist. Through the lens of her camera, she finds the beauty and soul of the Landry Plantation, but it’s her beauty and soul that capture Micah’s attention.

When an unexpected phone call takes her back to New York, she’s forced to face the life she was trying to escape head on. Will her trip and the Landrys only become fond memories, or will Dani find her way back to them and her beloved south?

In their debut novel, Jiffy Kate bring you a story of love, adventure, and finding a place to call home.

 

– EXCERPT –

 

When a picture of the pond pops up on the screen, my breath hitches in my chest. With the moon beaming down and reflecting off the glass-like water, it’s more than beautiful. It’s tranquil, peaceful, but most of all, it reminds me of her. I can almost see us there, our feet hanging off the side, our shoulders grazing every once in a while. She looked so gorgeous in the moonlight. I wish I had a picture of that, but this is a close second.

“That looks like something straight out of a magazine,” I whisper before I realize what I’m saying.

“Hopefully, it will be.” She laughs.

“How much for a print of that?” I ask.

“Really? You’d want—”

“Yes,” I cut her off, “I’d love to have one of your pictures.”

“Well, it’s yours. I’ll order the prints once I’m back in New York and have them sent directly to you.”

“Let me pay.”

“No, it’s my pleasure. Really.”

“Give me your phone,” I instruct, and she willingly hands it over. I put my phone number in as a new contact and shoot myself a text before handing it back. “I have your number now, so I’ll text you my address.”

“Okay,” she says, smiling.

“Okay.” For the hundredth time today, I find myself staring at her lips for longer than necessary, wanting to bend down and kiss the shit out of her. She swallows hard and I abruptly break my gaze. Turning around, I leave in search of something to do before I get myself in trouble.

 

– REVIEW –

Finding Focus is the debut publication of writing team Jiffy Kate (Jiff Simpson and Jenny Altman). An adaptation from their fan fiction, Southern Comfort, Finding Focus is the romantic tale of Sheridan (Dani) Reed and Micah Landry.

Dani is a gorgeous girl with Southern roots working as a photojournalist in the Big Apple. Unemployed and stagnating in a long term relationship with her boyfriend (WEASEL ALERT), Graham, Dani accepts a freelance assignment from Southern Style magazine. Her job is to document the historic Landry Plantation in French Settlement, Louisiana. Dani has barely unpacked her suitcase when here come the Landrys, or should we say, here comes (ahem) Micah Landry.

Micah Landry is a handsome, well-mannered Southern gentleman — a successful restauranteur, who also seems to do pretty well bringing religion to the female population of French Settlement. Unfortunately for the aforementioned female population,11041264_1050107061700503_9020095576520302919_n as soon as Micah lays eyes on Dani, he finds his true calling — winning Dani’s heart.

And so begins a delightful courtship, replete with warm, hazy, humid days of long glances and sizzling nights of tender touching. Micah is hard pressed not to act too quickly on his feelings for Dani, as she still maintains an obligation to her ex-boyfriend (WEASEL ALERT), Graham. Micah’s not having any of that and in a move worthy of John James Preston (aka Mr. Big), he swoops in to rescue his lady love. Micah is a keeper — he can kiss me stupid any day.

Along the way, we do meet the entire Landry family and what a pleasure it is to read about these folks.  Headed up by Micah’s parents, Sam and Annie, the Landrys are one of those enviable families who play, pray and stick together. The dialogue is witty and hilarious, as one would expect from Jiffy Kate. Here’s Sam giving a priceless bit of wisdom to his son:

“If it’s got tits or tires, it’s gonna require some work  . . . And I know that you’re not afraid of a little hard work.  So, if this is what you want, work at it. Show her you’re serious.”

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Micah’s mother, Annie is the quintessential Steel Magnolia — feminine, strong, makes the meanest gravy and biscuits in town, and, if need be, will strike you down with a “bless you heart” that will make you want to head for cover. Who doesn’t want to be under the protective blanket of love this woman offers?

Finding Focus is a delightful romantic novel, but far more than that — it’s a love letter from Jiffy Kate to their beloved Southern heritage, and a Valentine to their readers everywhere. Well done, ladies, well done.

 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

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– ABOUT THE AUTHORS –

JIFFY KATE

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You can call them Jiff and Jenny Kate, but they’ll answer to just about anything.

Jiff is a Louisiana girl living in Texas. She’s currently a substitute teacher, working her way back into the classroom. Her most important job is raising two teenagers. She accepts daily prayers on her behalf.

Jenny Kate is Sooner born and Sooner bred. She works in an accounting department but has a degree in elementary education. She’s a mom to a preteen boy in an old man’s body. She spends her evenings sitting at the football field watching practice and her Saturdays in the stands.

When they get the chance to escape real life, you can find them writing in GDocs, immersed in a romance novel, or on a jet plane heading to their next adventure.

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Release Day Blitz and Review: Beauty Sleeps by Alexa Riley

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Alexa Riley 

 

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Xavier has watched Gwen for years, sneaking outside her window just to watch her sleep. She calls to him in a way he doesn’t understand.

After he loses his mom and his sister in a tragic accident, he disappears into the woods and lets his wolf take over.

Gwen has been waiting around for her knight in shining armor to show up, but years have passed since she reached her mating age, and he still hasn’t come.

When Xavier makes his way back to Gray Ridge, one scent captivates him like no other…

He’s on a mission. Claiming Gwen as his mate is all that matters, even if she doesn’t remember him.

What he isn’t prepared for is Alpha Stone keeping them apart.

 

 

Warning: This fairy tale contains a hero in desperate need of his sleeping beauty, a heroine who wants to mate with her beast, and an alpha trying to keep it from happening. This is meant to be over-the-top, extra sweet, and lots of fun. Come roll around in it.

 

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– EXCERPT –

Prologue

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5 years earlier . . .

“Why do you watch me?” Her soft voice fills my ears, warming my chest. It reaches places inside me I didn’t even know existed. The sound makes my wolf lie down lazily inside me, like we could drift off just to the sound of her voice. Does she mean when I watch her now, or when she sleeps? It doesn’t matter because either way I don’t know the answer.

“I don’t know.” I tell her the truth because making up some lie to tell her just seems wrong. I can’t deny that I do it, and telling her that I don’t would be deceiving her.

She smiles at my response and goes back to doodling in the notebook in her lap. Her blonde hair falls over her face, hiding her crystal-blue eyes. I never knew eyes could be that blue. I like to watch over her when she sleeps, but during the day I like seeing her eyes more. A wolf could get lost in eyes like hers.

“If my brother catches you, he’ll have your hide.” This time when she looks back up at me, her dimples dip in her full cheeks, and it makes her youth show. I know she’s only sixteen, five years younger than me, but I’ve been watching her since the first time I saw her over ten years ago, and I can’t figure out why. I just do it, and I can’t seem to stop myself.

She’s right, though. If the alpha catches me, he’ll try to have my hide. ‘Try’ being the operative word.

“Does it bother you? I could—” I pause. I was going to say I could stop, but that would be a lie. I’m not sure I could stop myself. Something pulls me to her, and being near her is calming. It’s as if everything is right in the world. I spend my days building houses and making sure I’m keeping food on the table for my mother and sister. Since my dad passed over seven years ago, that’s all I do. I make sure they’re cared for and I work. I’m utterly content with that as long as I get a glimpse of Gwen each day. What more could I ask for?

“No. You’re kinda hot. I like looking at you, too.” Her words are bold, and I find myself blushing. She’s too young to be thinking people are hot. The idea that she thinks about boys or men that way irritates me for some reason. When I’m around her I don’t understand my feelings. I’m calmed and happy, and then I’m confused.

“I watch you when you sleep, too.” I’m not sure why I confess my secret. The words just tumble out of my mouth like she should know.

“I know.” She puts her pad down next to her and stands from the porch before making her way towards me. Her fragrance fills my lungs, and I close my eyes just to savor it. When I open them again, she’s right in front of me.

Even with her wolf shifter genes, she’s still short compared to me. She’ll still probably grow a few inches, not that that would help her when it comes to me. I’m six feet nine, and I’m sure she’ll always be at least a foot shorter than me.

She reaches up, placing her hand on my bare chest, making my wolf stir as he tries to feel her touch.

“Would you kiss me?” She takes another half-step towards me, but I take a step back, surprised by her question. Immediately, I miss her smell, and my wolf whines.

“I can’t.”

Her hand falls away and I miss the warmth of her touch. My wolf growls in my head when her smile drops away, too. He’s upset she isn’t happy anymore.

“Why?” Her voice is softer now, not as bold as before.

“You’re too young to kiss, and I will only ever kiss my mate.”

She narrows her eyes at me, the blue darkening with irritation “Wouldn’t it bother your mate that you watch me?” She raises her chin like she’s challenging me.

“I’m here to protect you.” If my protecting her would upset my mate I’d—

My brain pauses at the idea. I’d still watch her. Maybe I should steal her away, then my mate could never find me. We could live in the wild, and I could watch her all the time. I’d never have to stop.

“That’s not what I asked.” She places one hand on her hip and cocks her head to the side, waiting.

“I’ll always watch you.” This makes her smile again, and it warms me on the inside. If only I’d known this would turn out to be a lie.

 

 

– REVIEW –

 

Well, there’s hot, and then there’s really hot. And then there’s light up a cigarette, have another sip of that drink (or eat some more potato chips) and read (or re-read) another chapter of Alexa Riley’s latest story, Beauty Sleeps.

In this second installment of her Fairy Tale Shifter Series, Beauty Sleeps, author Riley gives us the tale of the scorching romance of shape shifters Xavier and Gwen.

Wolf Xavier, burdened with the grief (and guilt) over the loss of his mother and sister, heads to the woods in a self-imposed exile and remains there for years.  During that time, while Xavier’s wolf runs wild, becoming almost irreversibly dominant, the lovely wolf Gwen, his mate, grows to maturation. As Xavier slowly returns to his community in Gray Ridge, he begins to pick up on a scent that drives his inner wolf to the brink of insanity. One evening at a town fair, Xavier is confronted with the scent in full force when he comes face-to-face with Gwen. Overwhelmed by the need to be with his mate, Xavier carries Gwen off to his house in the woods, where they both unleash their lust-starved inner wolves. Huzzah!

Once again, Alexa Riley has combined the supernatural mythology of shape shifters with a legendary fairy tale, this time Sleeping Beauty, and the result is a sex-fueled run with these wolves that will have the reader panting for air.  Xavier is a stunning Alpha wolf who still retains a few Canis lupus characteristics even as a human (be still my heart).  Eager to breed, he’s a gentle, devoted beast to his mate, Gwen. Gwen’s a fierce mate and joyously presents herself to her wolf at every opportunity — Gwen’s loyalty to Xavier endears her to the reader. Their story abounds with heated sex of an animalistic intensity woven around a gentle heart-tugging romance. Riley is an expert at the supernatural/breeder/fated mates erotica genre and Beauty Sleeps is her most satisfying work in this area to date.  You’re gonna have to shed your fur coat to cool off after this one.

 

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*I received a copy of this story from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Note: This story is of an explicit genre, targeted to a specific audience. It is erotica, containing themes of Alpha males, fated mates, breeding, animalistic sex play (not beastiality), and is written for adults. No kidding and no kiddies.

 

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I’m Alexa Riley! Mom, wife, and business woman by day and smut writer by night. I specialize in the Dirty Date Night reading. I wrote my first book, Owning Her Innocence, because well, I just couldn’t find any daddy books to my liking. So I sat down and just started writing, bringing the fantasies I find myself often dancing to in the dark of night to life, one page at a time.

Alexa Riley is my alter ego. I can’t let the other soccer moms know what I’m up to or the guys at work for that matter. Little do they know that they’ve got nothing on my dirty talk.

I’m here to give you a quick fix of filthy dirty smut. Got a few hours to kill? Then I’m what you’re looking for.

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Release Day Blitz: Fall into Place by Alexa Riley

Fall Into Place

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Mary has belonged to Anthony since the day she was born. They’ve known each other their whole lives, but he won’t touch her until she says, ‘I Do.’

Their parents’ story should have been a cautionary tale, but when Mary finally agrees to Anthony’s proposal, they run away to Vegas to tie the knot.

But what do they do when things don’t go according to plan and they find themselves caught between a Russian sniper and his runaway daughter?

Easy! Lock themselves in a hotel room and pop some cherries!

Story 2: Samuel & Nika

Samuel’s twin sister, Mary, is off to Vegas to marry his best friend, Anthony. Samuel’s heading to Sin City with them to give her away, but trouble in the form of a sneaky brunette stops him dead in his tracks.

Nika’s on the run, and she’s found herself backed into a corner. But she’s been trained on how to defend herself, especially against a big beast like Samuel.

From the first look, he was finished and had no intention of ever letting her go.

You begged for the story of Mary and Anthony, and here it is! The final chapter in the Taking the Fall series closes with two short stories on the children of Carter, Layla, Saint, and Jeanette.

Warning: These stories are just as fierce, just as strong, and just as steamy as the rest of the series. These novellas can be read as standalones but will be enjoyed even more after reading the Taking the Fall series.

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Chapter 1  

“Please, Tony, I’ve been patient. I can’t wait anymore,” I beg, trying to pull him closer to me, wanting his warmth against mine. How can we live together and not have sex? He’s going to drive me insane at this rate. He’s got the iron will of a monk. We’ve done everything physical, but Tony has yet to take me fully, no matter how hard I try or beg.

“I told you, princess. When you agree to be my wife I’ll give you the real thing.” He repeats the same line to me I’ve
heard thousands of times now. A normal girl’s ego would’ve been crushed by now with all the things I’ve been doing
to get him to finally sink deep inside me. If it wasn’t for the fact the he dotes on me every second of every day and has a jealous streak a mile wide I might have become self-conscious by now.

He’s slides against my folds, teasing me, and I know what he’s doing. This is what we do every time we have moreFIP_Teaser3.jpg than thirty seconds alone. He pulls his cock out, and I pull my panties to the side and we mimic fucking. He won’t take my virginity, our virginities, until I agree to be his wife. Damn, if he isn’t tempting my control to crack.

“Tony, it’s my birthday, please,” I whine, but he just shoots me a smirk.

“You forget it’s my birthday, too, princess.” We both turned twenty-one today. I smile back at him, and he keeps sliding against me. I want to cum so bad, and I’m so freaking close, but I know he’s going to win this one. He won’t
give in. I can see it in his eyes; he’s sick of waiting and so am I. I’ve been Tony’s since the day I entered this world, and he wants everyone to know it. I don’t blame him because I want everyone to know he’s mine, too.

“I told you I would three years ago!” I huff out, giving him a pout that normally works. But he seems to be holding strong.

“But you wouldn’t let me tell your dad, so it didn’t count. I want you to agree to be my wife, wear my ring, and tell the world. I’m not keeping it secret. I’m not ashamed of you or of us, or afraid of what your parents will think.”

I moan, and I try to grind down harder on him. “I’m not ashamed, I just don’t want my dad thinking we have sex. Can you imagine!?” I throw back at him. I’m my father’s only daughter, and I know he’s going to lose his shit when he finds out how deep Tony and I are really into each other. He lost it when he found out we were going off to the same college together in Denver. Even talked my twin brother, Samuel, into going, too, so he has “eyes” on me. If only he knew Samuel was Team Mary and Anthony.

Hell, Anthony and Samuel are best friends. They own a bail bonds business together. Anthony uses his hacking skills to find them, and Samuel uses his giant muscles to bring them in—traits they inherited from their respective fathers.

He stops his movements and looks down at me with his big blue eyes, which I know he got from his mama, Jeanette.

“Do you love me, princess?” He’s going in for the kill. We’ve been inseparable since we both could walk, our mothers having been best friends.

“You know I do.” I can feel the blush break across my cheeks, warming them.

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“You’re going to be my wife, Mary.” He says it with utter certainty in his eyes, and I melt as he looks into mine. I run my finger down his face, feeling the roughness of his day-old shave. Slowly, I nod at him, whispering my, “Yes.”

“Tomorrow, you’re going to put on my ring, and we’re going to tell your parents, aren’t we?”

I slowly nod again, and when he doesn’t answer me I whisper, “Yes,” again. I’ll wear his ring, I’m just not sure about telling them yet. Maybe it’s something we should do in person with the whole family there. Thanksgiving is close, and I think if Tony’s family is there they can help get my dad under control. We spend every holiday together, his family and mine. We are our own little makeshift family.

“Good. It’s about goddamn time,” he says before attacking my mouth with his, his tongue pushing into my mouth as he controls the kiss.

“I’m going to make you so fucking happy, princess.”

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– REVIEW –

 

Fall into Place is the concluding novella in Alexa Riley’s popular Taking the Fall Series. We are given, in one volume, two separate standalone works: the story of Anthony and Mary, and the story of Samuel and Anika.

Anthony (Tony) is Samuel’s best friend and he shares the same birthday with both his best bud, as well as Samuel’s twin sister, Mary. Tony has loved Mary since their birth — consider it insta-love in the nursery. When Samuel catches wind of Tony and Mary’s plans to elope to Las Vegas, he comes along for the ride — Tony needs a best man and Samuel wouldn’t miss his twin’s wedding for the world. On their way to Sin City, Samuel meets his fate when he’s struck with insta-love for a gorgeous Russia girl named Anika (Nika).

Promising his sister and best friend that he will make it for their wedding, Samuel goes and claims his lady love.

Okay, let’s stop here and review:  We have two hunky alpha males, both twenty-one, both virgins, both insta-loving their mates. And we have two gorgeous females, again, both virgins, also insta-loving their men. Both Tony and Mary, as well as Samuel and Nika end up getting married hours apart in Vegas.  What are the odds of that?

Once married, you’d expect the hormones of these two young couples to go into overdrive and being a fan of Alexa Riley, one might expect some really steamy, cherry-surrendering, explosive sex. Um, yeah, no — strictly vanilla beans are being flicked here, folks. (One character actually admits to learning technique from — wait for it — YouTube videos.)

This reader found Samuel and Nika’s story to be the more interesting of the two — the insta-love was hot and Samuel is the definition of an alpha male. Not eager to breed, Samuel and Nika have some adventurous times before they settle down. Tony and Mary’s story takes on a more romantic tone — Tony’s been loving Mary for twenty-one years, and their union has been in the cards forever. He’s eager to breed.

It’s a generous gift when an author takes a series of characters and plays out their stories to the next generation, and in Fall into Place, that’s exactly what Alexa Riley has done.  One does not need to have read any of the prior four installments to enjoy the stories of these two couples. As mentioned above, these two stories definitely stand alone. They’re both quick reads and Riley does a nice job of wrapping up not only the Tony/Mary and Samuel/Nika storylines (including a peek into their respective futures), but the author gives all her characters from the entire series a satisfying sendoff. It’s like hitting the jackpot!

⭐️⭐️⭐️3/4

*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

 

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Taking the Fall #1

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Taking the Fall #2

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Taking the Fall #3

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Falling In #4

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I’m Alexa Riley! Mom, wife, and business woman by day and smut writer by night. I specialize in the Dirty Date Night reading. I wrote my first book, Owning Her Innocence, because well, I just couldn’t find any daddy books to my liking. So I sat down and just started writing, bringing the fantasies I find myself often dancing to in the dark of night to life, one page at a time.

Alexa Riley is my alter ego. I can’t let the other soccer moms know what I’m up to or the guys at work for that matter. Little do they know that they’ve got nothing on my dirty talk.

I’m here to give you a quick fix of filthy dirty smut. Got a few hours to kill? Then I’m what you’re looking for.

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Review and Excerpt Tour: Kiss the Flame by Christopher Rice

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We are so excited to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for KISS THE FLAME by Christopher Rice!! KISS THE FLAME is a standalone novella that combines the worlds of THE FLAME and his novel THE SURRENDER GATE, brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights. It is due to be released on November 10, 2015! Grab your copy of this sexy novella today!

 About KISS THE FLAME:

In a standalone novella that combines the worlds of THE FLAME and his novel, THE SURRENDER GATE,  New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice returns you to a mysterious candle shop in the New Orleans French Quarter where the scents of passion provide the courage to embrace your heart’s desire.

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Laney Foley is the first woman from her hard working family to attend college. That’s why she can’t act on her powerful attraction to one of the gorgeous teaching assistants in her Introduction to Art History course. Getting involved with a man who has control over her final grade is just too risky. But ever since he first laid eyes on her, Michael Brouchard seems to think about little else but the two of them together. And it’s become harder for Laney to ignore his intelligence and his charm.

During a walk through the French Quarter, an intoxicating scent that reminds Laney of her not-so-secret admirer draws her into an elegant scented candle shop. The shop’s charming and mysterious owner seems to have stepped out of another time, and he offers Laney a gift that could break down the walls of her fear in a way that can only be described as magic. But will she accept it?

Light this flame at the scene of your greatest passion and all your desires will be yours…

Lilliane Williams is a radiant, a supernatural being with the power to make your deepest sexual fantasy take shape around you with just a gentle press of her lips to yours. But her gifts came at a price. Decades ago, she set foot inside what she thought was an ordinary scented candle shop in the French Quarter. When she resisted the magical gift offered to her inside, Lilliane was endowed with eternal youth and startling supernatural powers, but the ability to experience and receive romantic love was removed from her forever. When Lilliane meets a young woman who seems poised to make the same mistake she did years before, she becomes determined to stop her, but that will mean revealing her truth to a stranger. Will Lilliane’s story provide Laney with the courage she needs to open her heart to the kind of true love only magic can reveal?

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A candle shop open at this hour, this far from the main drag?

But it’s the source of the smell, Michael’s smell. It has to be. Just to be sure, she pulls a piece of her dress close to her nose. Maybe his cologne rubbed off on her during their embrace and she’s coated with the stuff. But her dress smells more like dinner than the man of her dreams. When she lifts her head again, when she gazes across the street at the quaint little candle shop bathed in a gold light that feels otherworldly, a tide of it hits her again.

With each step she takes toward the shop, she feels as if she’s slipped further out of her own body.

It’s only the second day of class and he’s asked them to meet him at the sculpture garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park. He’s telling them how art is something that’s present in their everyday lives, not just something you visit in museums or study in books. The bright sculptures shining in the sunlight all around them are
proof of that. And that’s when she realizes he’s not like any other man she’s ever known, as she gazes up at him, sitting cross-legged on the grass with the other students as he speaks. Handsome and brilliant and full of passion for something besides football. That was when she first caught his particular smell and it felt like he had unzipped
her soul without touching her. And the moment had been so intoxicating, so powerful, she’d shoved it down and repressed it, and now it’s coming back to her unfiltered, uncensored, overpowering and raw.

She knocks on the doorway’s frame. There’s no answer.

The shop before her is tiny, but too beautiful and immaculate to have been carelessly abandoned at this late hour. Instead of a register or counter, there’s a small desk tucked in one corner beneath a row of ribbon wheels attached to the wall above. A large black table with a round marble top takes up the center of the tiny space. The table’s curvilinear supports make her think of snakes, if you made snakes rounded and elegant and lined their bodies with tiny flecks of ivory.

The source of the smell is sitting on a metal tray, a few inches from a vase exploding with yellow flowers she doesn’t recognize. It’s a candle just like the ones lining the shelves in the front window, only this one is lit. And the smell coming from it is Michael.

“Good evening,” a male voice says.

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What happens when you let go of your fears and let your heart take over?

The answer can be found in Christopher Rice’s latest novella, Kiss the Flame.

Part of the 1001 Dark Night Series, Rice’s Kiss the Flame is a gem of a story.  Set in magical and mysterious New Orleans, the author weaves a supernatural tale that takes the reader from the aching needs of desire, to the soaring joys of love realized, and back down again into the depths of the despair of an abandoned heart.

Utilizing characters and settings first introduced in Rice’s The Surrender Gate and The Flame, the author seamlessly incorporates the human storyline of undergrad student, Laney Foley, and her college instructor, Michael Brouchard with the fascinating storyline of the immortals, Radiant Lilliane Williams and Ghost Bastian Drake.

Laney lives in fear of failure, whether it be in academia, love or life — it rules her. She is unable to reciprocate the love and desire Michael holds for her until an intercession by an immortal reveals to Laney the irrevocable consequences of attempting to deny that which is destined. Does Laney have the courage to follow her heart, or is magic really the answer?

Kiss the Flame is an absolutely mesmerizing tale, sprinkled with subtle wisdom about some universal truths. The plot is well thought out and its characters are skillfully crafted. Rice delivers the voluptuous union of Laney and Michael with a deft touch — sensual, burning, loving, poetic — perfection.  Not one word wasted, no extraneous plot lines, characters or filler, this is a well-written story worthy of your time.

Surrender to the seductive, mysterious forces abiding in Christopher Rice’s realm —  give in to Kiss the Flame.

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CHRISTOPHER RICE

Christopher Rice HeadshotAfter publishing four New York Times bestselling thrillers by the age of 30 and being declared one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive, award-winning writer Christopher Rice became the first author to make his erotic romance debut part of the 1,001 DARK NIGHTS series. THE FLAME: A Desire Exchange Novella kicked off a steamy new series set in New Orleans, featuring magical candles and a sexy new breed of supernatural beings, The Radiants, who are devoted to helping heroes and heroines realize their heart’s desire. THE FLAME earned accolades from some of the biggest names in erotic romance and was quickly followed up by THE SURRENDER GATE: A Desire Exchange Novel, available from Evil Eye Concepts as a Blue Box Special. Aside from authoring eight works of dark suspense, Christopher is also the co-host and executive producer of a streaming Internet radio show he launched with his best friend, New York Times bestselling author Eric Shaw Quinn. Each Sunday at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT, THE DINNER PARTY SHOW WITH CHRISTOPHER RICE & ERIC SHAW QUINN brings you a new episode at TheDinnerPartyShow.com.

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Cover Reveal: Deep by Skye Warren

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Dark. Powerful. Dangerous.

Philip Mason has all of Chicago under his thumb. Except me.

We met in a perfect storm of violence and lust. He saved me and then disappeared from my life. Now I pretend I never knew that kind of darkness. I focus on midterms and campus parties, as if they can wipe the slate clean.

Then he turns up outside my dorm room—wounded and barely conscious. He’s the head of a crime syndicate, a powerful man, but he needs me now. There are traitors in his midst.

I can help him, but I can’t fall for him.

Not again.

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Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dark romance such as Wanderlust and Prisoner. Praised as a “true mistress of dark erotica”, her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Houston, Texas, with her loving family, three dogs, and one evil cat.

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Cover Reveal: Laura Kaye’s Ride Hard

We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Cover Reveal for Laura Kaye’s RIDE HARD!

Releasing April 26, 2016, RIDE HARD is the first novel in Laura’s Raven Riders Series, a spin off from her New York Times and USA Today bestselling Hard Ink Series, published by Avon Romance an imprint of HarperCollins.

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RideHard mmBrotherhood. Club. Family.

They live and ride by their own rules.

These are the Raven Riders…

Raven Riders Motorcycle Club President Dare Kenyon rides hard and values loyalty above all else. He’ll do anything to protect the brotherhood of bikers—the only family he’s got—as well as those who can’t defend themselves. So when mistrustful Haven Randall lands on the club’s doorstep scared that she’s being hunted, Dare takes her in, swears to keep her safe, and pushes to learn the secrets overshadowing her pretty smile.

Haven fled from years of abuse at the hands of her criminal father and is suspicious of any man’s promises, including those of the darkly sexy and overwhelmingly intense Ravens’ leader. But as the powerful attraction between them flares to life, Dare pushes her boundaries and tempts her to want things she never thought she could.

The past never dies without a fight, but Dare Kenyon’s never backed down before…

 

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Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and upcoming Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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Cover Reveal: Finding Focus by Jiffy Kate

We are so very excited to share with you the cover of FINDING FOCUS, the debut novel by
authors Jiffy Kate, releasing November 30, 2015 in both ebook and paperback formats.
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Sheridan “Dani” Reed is a recently unemployed photojournalist living in New York City. Her boyfriend is vacationing without her, and her best friend has abandoned her for a job in the south.
 
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After accepting a freelance job in Louisiana for Southern Style magazine, she feels the bleakness of her life back in New York fading in the rearview mirror. Getting back to her southern roots seems to be just what she needs to lift her spirits and spark her creativity. During her stay, she meets playboy Micah Landry and his colorful family. She knows she should avoid him and keep things professional, but his southern charms are hard to resist.
 
Through the lens of her camera, she finds the beauty and soul of the Landry Plantation, but it’s her beauty and soul that capture Micah’s attention.
 
When an unexpected phone call takes her back to New York, she’s forced to face the life she was trying to escape head on.
 

Will her trip and the Landrys only become fond memories, or will Dani find her way back to them and her beloved south?

In their debut novel, Jiffy Kate bring you a story of love, adventure, and finding a place to call home.

 

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Jiffy Kate is the joint pen name for Jiff Simpson and Jenny Kate Altman.

You can call us Jiff and Jenny Kate, but we’ll answer to just about anything.

Jiff is a Louisiana girl living in Texas. She’s currently a substitute teacher, working her way back into the classroom. Her most important job is raising two teenagers. She accepts daily prayers on her behalf.

Jenny Kate is Sooner born and Sooner bred. She works in an accounting department but has a degree in elementary education. She’s a mom to a preteen boy in an old man’s body. Her evenings are spent sitting at the football field watching practice and her Saturdays in the stands.

When Jiff and Jenny Kate get the chance to escape real life, you can find them in GDocs writing, immersed in a romance novel, or on a jet plane heading to their next adventure.

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Release Day Blitz: Mechanic by Alexa Riley

MECHANIC

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ALEXA RILEY

– SYNOPSIS –

Everything was fine until that innocent little rich girl walked into my garage. Since the second I laid my eyes on her, all I’ve wanted to do is get my dirty hands on her pure body.There’s one minor obstacle standing in my way, but I’ve got a plan. All I’ve got to do is breed her, and she’ll be mine forever.

IMG_2605Warning: This book is over-the-top, insta-love breeding. There’s nothing but steamy scenes, babies trying to be made, and an obsessed bearded alpha hero claiming a virgin who will be his forever. If you want it hot and dirty, this is it!

*whispers* There’s a sweet smutty surprise at the end.

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My eyes move to her chest and linger there, and it makes her breathing pick up. It gives me an opening, and I’m going to take it. I stroll back over to the front of my desk and sit my ass on the edge in front of her, my legs almost touching hers.
“You could pay me with something else.” My eyes roam her body, and I let my meaning become clear. I don’t know what made me say it, but the words are out of my mouth before I can pull them back. I expect her to stand up and slap me, or her to storm out of the office, but she just wiggles in her chair a little.
“Wha-what do…” She can’t even get the words out, and I don’t make her finish, because I’m impatient. If she isn’t running then I’m going to push a little more.
“Pull up your dress up. I want to see your panties.”
Her face turns red, but she grabs the hem of her skirt like she’s going to do it. But instead she just bunches it in her hands, her knuckles going white. Is she really this fucking shy? Nobody who looks like her, who’s dressed like that, is shy. She’s a rich duchess coming into a place like this and asking for it. Fuck it, if she wants to play shy, I’ll help her out.
Leaning forward, I grab her by the arms, her soft skin like silk against my fingers. I pull her to me so her legs go on either side of my large thighs as I stay seated on the edge of the desk. She lets out a squeak in response but makes no move to stop me. Interesting. I had no clue this would be so easy.

 

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Wealthy, innocent temptress Penelope Anderson is in a fix.  Her Carrera GT was in need of repair. She’s come to pay the bill, Mechanic_Teaser3.jpgbut the garage mechanic — big, handsome, Paine — doesn’t accept credit cards! Privileged Penelope carries no cash. What’s a good girl to do? Leave it to testosterone-fueled Paine to provide perfect solution — “Cash or ass, Duchess.  It’s time to pay up”.

Mechanic is Alexa Riley’s latest offering in The Breeding Series. Told from mechanic Paine’s point of view, Riley delivers to her readers an Alpha male mindset that is beyond swoon worthy. Totally fixated on taking care of his woman (in every way possible), Paine fine-tunes Penelope until her motor is a constant purr. He’s a really, really good Mechanic.

Alexa Riley succeeds once again in delivering fast-past erotica. Mechanic is hot, steamy and tells a story, complete with epilogue. The sex is abundant but vanilla, and as with all of Alexa Riley’s works, it leaves her readers well served. (There’s even an additional treat bundled with Mechanic – equally as yummy!)

Go ahead – fasten your garter belt and let Mechanic take you for a ride.

Note: As with all erotica, Mechanic is written as adult fare — not for the kiddies or prudes.  It’s meant to provide stimulation and is targeted to a specific audience within the erotica genre.

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  • Print Length: 203 pages
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  • Publication Date: November 6, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English


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ALEXA RILEY


8296969I’m Alexa Riley! Mom, wife, and business woman by day and smut writer by night. I specialize in the Dirty Date Night reading. I wrote my first book, Owning Her Innocence, because well, I just couldn’t find any daddy books to my liking. So I sat down and just started writing, bringing the fantasies I find myself often dancing to in the dark of night to life, one page at a time.

Alexa Riley is my alter ego. I can’t let the other soccer moms know what I’m up to or the guys at work for that matter. Little do they know that they’ve got nothing on my dirty talk.

I’m here to give you a quick fix of filthy dirty smut. Got a few hours to kill? Then I’m what you’re looking for.

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Review: Zocopalypse by Angel Lawson

ZOCOPALYPSE

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ANGEL LAWSON

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IMG_2436The last time Alexandra sees her scientist father he tells her to wait two weeks for him to return. If he doesn’t, she and her mother must find her sister, over three hundred miles away, in one of the states under quarantine.

A virus is infecting the healthy, turning them into raging, cannibalistic versions of their former selves. Dr. Ramsey has spent months studying the E-TR virus, including Alex in his trials. Before he leaves he hands Alexandra what may be the most valuable information in existence. Information that more than one powerful group would go to great lengths to possess.

Alexandra is no match for this world—one where men and women crave the taste of flesh and the weak are a liability, but she made her father a promise. One she intends to keep no matter how many lives are lost on the way.

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Alexandra (Alex) Ramsey is a young woman without a home. Life, as she knew it, changed the day the E-TR virus was unleashed upon mankind.  With one bite, the E-TR virus changes its infected victims into deranged cannibals, Eaters.

Following the “last resort” instructions given to her by her father (the scientist attempting to develop the vaccine against E-TR),  Alex and her mother embark on a horrific journey to safety. But what is safe anymore?  And who can you trust when civilization has broken down to the point that trust has become an archaic notion?

Author Angel Lawson sure knows how to tell a story and her latest offering, Zocopalypse, is another tale well told.  Originating as a companion piece to her 2012 novel, Fangirl, Lawson dives straight into the zombie genre like a seasoned pro and does not disappoint. At times, this reader was shouting out to the heroine “No, no, no, Alex! Don’t do that!” — much as one would at a midnight screening of any cult classic. It’s that spellbinding.

Employing a technique that alternates chapters between the seemingly innocent time before the pandemic, and the ghastly reality of the present, Lawson has written an absolutely gripping tale of survival.  It’s riveting and culminates in a series of unforeseen twists that left this reader stunned. Granted, this story has a number of cliffies (there will be a concluding sequel), but don’t wait for the sequel — the Eaters might get you!

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  • File Size: 3939 KB
  • Print Length: 276 pages
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  • Publisher: Entertwine Publishing (October 25, 2015)
  • Publication Date: October 25, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0176N724K

 – ABOUT THE AUTHOR –

ANGEL LAWSON

5669074Angel Lawson lives with her family in Atlanta and has a lifelong obsession with creating fiction from reality, either with paint or words. On a typical day you can find her writing, reading, plotting her escape from the zombie apocalypse and trying to get the glitter out from under her nails.

She is the author of the completed Wraith Series, Serial Summer, FanGirl, and Vigilant. She is the co-author of the New Adult Paranormal book, Odin’s Murder with Kira Gold.

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