Thursday, December 7, 2017

Blog Tour: Excerpt + Review + Giveaway - SNOW FALLING by Davidson King

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SNOW FALLING
DAVIDSON KING
M/M ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
RELEASE DATE: 11.28.17


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After running from a past destined to kill him, Snow has been hiding on the streets. 

Tell nobody your name. 
Tell nobody your secrets. 
Trust nobody! 
These are the rules of the streets. 

His entire life changes when he saves an eight-year-old boy from a violent end. 

Christopher Manos is one of the most powerful crime bosses in the country. 

Don’t ask anyone to do something you aren’t willing to do yourself. 
Secrets can get you killed. 
Trust nobody! 
These are the rules he lives by. 

When his eight-year-old nephew disappears, he never expects the boy’s savior to end up being his own. 

A man with a dangerous past and a man with a dangerous future find love amidst murder and mayhem. But with Snow's life being threatened at every turn, will Christopher's best be enough to prevent Snow Falling?



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REVIEW
4.5 Stars


For a debut author/novel, this book completely held me captivated from beginning to end. I loved the characters and story line. The suspense had me sitting on the edge of my seat. The characters had me so intrigued from page one. I just couldn't pull myself away from this story and had to read it all in one sitting. Seriously, impressive writing for a debut.

Davidson King did an amazing job with her characters. Snow was just a bright, brilliant, and loveable character and I absolutely loved Christopher. Here we have this mafia guy that is badass yes when he needs to be but he is also about family and protecting those he cares for. It was just so great that this author didn't stick with the typical mafia book story lines and characters. She gave this story and characters her own flare and uniqueness. 

There's danger, mystery, humor and lots of sexiness in this amazing debut.  Congrats Ms. King! I'm looking forward to seeing what else this author has in store. 


** ARC received in exchange for an honest review *** 



EXCERPT


“Why do you want to know my real name? It’s a name that no longer matters. The day my feet hit the pavement, I was no longer that guy.” I hated that this subject kept coming up.
“I will find out. I have to.”
This was so frustrating. “Why? Why’s it matter?”
“In my line of work, I need to know everything. The more I know, the easier it is to keep my people, my family, and myself safe.”
“I’m not a threat, but if you feel I am, then let me go. I never asked to be here, you haven’t given me a choice. I’ve been tossed plenty of times and each time, I land on my feet.” It was a challenge. A part of me wanted him to let me go so I could sever ties and have the choice taken from me. Another part wanted him to beg me to stay. That need to feel wanted and needed was quickly becoming a problem.
“You’re not a prisoner here. But you and I both know you don’t want to leave, so let’s not do this song and dance.” Christopher approached me. “You said your mother was a nurse. Did you realize you told me?”
“I knew.” Being in a daze never made me unaware. Being unaware was deadly. “It was harmless knowledge. There are millions of nurses all over the world.”
“My mother was a model. It’s how my father met her. They were together from the first day they laid eyes on each other. She passed when I was ten but I remember something she told me once.” He shifted his feet, the show of uncertainty making him seem vulnerable. I wondered if many people got to see this side of him. Was I special?
“What did she tell you?”
“It sounds silly now that I think about it, but in your case, it’s true.” His eyes bored into mine. “We are like a glass. You can have a glass for years, decades even. It will serve its purpose, being filled and drained over and over. Then one day, someone will come along and be a little too hard on it and a tiny crack will form. That fissure will weaken the glass. Every bump and bang. Every mouth that touches it or hand that grips it will contribute to its inevitable shatter.” He stepped closer. “But in its time, it will serve its purpose and when it’s a million pieces of glass, someone will come along and pick it up. They will decide if it should be thrown away or if it’s worth saving.” A tiny smile played on his beautiful lips. “You’re cracked a bit. You feel weakened, but Snow, I think even if you had a million cracks or were a pile of shattered pieces on the floor, you’d be worth saving.”
“Or I’d be trash.” I got what Christopher was saying and it was poetic and poignant, but it wasn’t me. “I’ve been called trash plenty of times. No one looked at my imperfections and thought I was a future mosaic. They looked at me and saw a mess.”
“Until now.”


About the Author

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Davidson King, always had a hope that someday her daydreams would become real-life stories. As a child, you would often find her in her own world, thinking up the most insane situations. It may have taken her awhile, but she made her dream come true with her first published work, Snow Falling.

When she’s not writing you can find her blogging away on Diverse Reader, her review and promotional site. She managed to wrangle herself a husband who matched her crazy and they hatched three wonderful children.

If you were to ask her what gave her the courage to finally publish, she’d tell you it was her amazing family and friends. Support is vital in all things and when you’re afraid of your dreams, it will be your cheering section that will lift you up.





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Release Blitz w/ Excerpt - EVEREST by S.L. Scott



Title: Everest
Author: S.L. Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 7, 2017





SYNOPSIS

From New York Times Bestselling Author, S.L. Scott, comes a ROMANTIC SUSPENSE STANDALONE that will have you on the edge of your seat and swooning over this ALPHA BILLIONAIRE.

Six foot three. Dynamic green eyes. Utterly irresistible.

Ethan Everest stole my breath the first time I saw him. He romanced me with skill, dazzled me with his charisma, and proceeded to steal my heart right after.

I might have fallen for his easy going smile the first time we met, but I fell for him the second time.

Honey-colored hair. Cherry-kissed lips. Captivatingly gorgeous.

Singer Davis was the first, and only, woman to ever intimidate me. She spoke to my heart with her wit, seduced me with her eyes, and became the only thing that made sense in a world that made none.

I let her slip through my fingers once. I won’t make that mistake twice.

Secrets broke us apart. Can a second chance bring us back together?


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EXCERPT


Singer

Slipping off my shoes, I dim the lights on the wall panel. I take my clothes off and hang them on a hook near the door before returning to the tub.
    The tub, warm and inviting as I step in, eases my aching feet from my high heels and the tension in my shoulders. I pour some of the bubble suds and giggle. That was so cute and showed me a whole new side to Ethan—the at-home Texan who relates to his roots—instead of the strong, quieter, broodier man I see sometimes.
    While the suds foam and the tub fills, I look out the window. The sky is clear up here. The buildings are far enough apart to avoid spying on neighbors. It’s like floating in heaven.
    I hear his knock on the door, so I call, “Come in,” while making sure the bubbles cover all the important parts.
    Ethan walks in with two glasses of champagne in one hand and the bottle in the other.
    “You came prepared,” I note, leaning back on one side of the tub.
    “I thought I might join you.” He waggles his eyebrows.
    I giggle and reach for a glass. “Come on in,” I reply and wonder if he will really take me up on my dare.
    He sets the bottle and his glass down on the side of the tub. His tie was removed before he came in and I notice his shoes are long gone, along with his jacket. When he starts on the buttons of his shirt, I sit up, scooping suds over me. “Wait, for real?”
    “Yep. I think that tub’s big enough for the two of us.”
    “But you said you don’t take baths.”
    “I also said I’ve never used this one. Seems like an opportune time.”
    “But I’m naked,” I say, worried about everything—his body naked next to mine, not shaving my legs before I went out tonight. My mind flickers through my flaws. Ugh. No. Just no. Not like that. That stuff should be shared in the dark of a bedroom under the influence of alcohol and desperate sex. We’re too sober for this. I’m too sober for this. What does he possibly see in me when he has women like Nicolina waiting?
    He’s more than I’ve imagined, and in some senses, it scares me. He’s the sort of man women like Nicolina land. For once though, it was as if she saw me as competition. The feeling is exhilarating.
    “Like I said, seems like an opportune time.”
    His shirt is dropped, his undershirt following quickly behind. Good God Almighty. What does a guy who looks like that see in me? “I see you like to work out.” I clear my throat and want to bonk my head on the side of the tub for saying it out loud.
    Chuckling, he says, “I have a gym down the hall. It’s how I relieve stress.”
    “I thought that’s what sex was for.” I gasp and cover my mouth, wishing I could keep my crazy thoughts in my head where they belong instead of on my tongue. His eyes are heavy, a smirky smirk restraining a laugh. “God, you cannot let me talk when I’m nervous.”
    “If this is what happens when you’re nervous, I’ll make you nervous more often.” His pants come down and my curiosity is answered. Tonight he’s in boxers. When he catches my eyes on his package, I’m thankful I’m wearing waterproof mascara because I immediately go underwater. Screw my makeup. It’s really the only way to keep my mouth in check at this point. I count to five and then pop back up. With my hands covering my boobs, I ask, “You’re really coming in?”
    “Yes, scoot over.”
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ABOUT S.L. SCOTT




Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.


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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Release Blitz: Excerpt + Review - LAST CALL by Christina Lee & Felice Stevens

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LAST CALL
M/M/M ROMANCE
CHRISTINA LEE & FELICE STEVENS
RELEASE DATE: 11.29.17

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Quinn Monahan and Grayson Page have been friends since high school. Despite their differences, they’ve been there for each other through thick and thin. Opening Last Call together, a bar tucked away in the small town of Heartsville, PA seemed a natural progression—even if it makes it harder to live with the secret longing they’ve always had for each other.

Hoping to score an easy buck and a place to sleep, unemployed circus roadie Emery Woods chooses Last Call to run a few bets and enjoy a decent beer before moving on. When he finds himself stranded, the unexpected kindness Quinn and Gray show him leads to temporary work and a couch to lay his head. Sensing unresolved history between Quinn and Gray, he squashes his immediate draw to the men, opting to avoid trouble. But as days turn into weeks, denying the attraction is easier said than done.

When the men finally give in to the simmering sexual tension, it quickly develops into more than a way to pass the lonely nights. And as they begin to lean on each other for emotional support, it becomes nearly impossible to think of one man without the other two. But while Quinn and Gray are afraid to cross the line of friendship between them, Emery fears once they do, he’ll quickly be cast aside. A real family is finally within their grasp, but unless the men can learn to trust each other, they just might miss their hearts’ last call home.




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REVIEW
             
     
3.5 Stars



I love me some good threesome romance and I was super excited to hear about this collab between these two authors. Individually I'm obsessed with their work and Christina Lee and Felice Stevens are amazingly talented writers so I couldn't wait to see what they conjured up when they put their creative minds together. 

I loved the characters. Emery, Quinn and Gray had all these great qualities to them and it was an instant liking to them. They each have their sad backgrounds, however I feel like each of their stories were just kind of glossed over. It was hard for me to feel any sort of emotion for them and for what they went through. I didn't get that heartbreaking, I want to cuddle them feeling I usually get when reading a Felice Stevens or a Christina Lee story. Besides the sexual chemistry between the characters and the sexy times, I really felt no emotion from the story. No real connection with the characters. Even in some of the sex scenes I struggled because I felt that even though the three men were there sometimes it just didn't feel like they were all included. 

I found it to be on the sweet and soft side. But for an MMM story, I just needed a little bit more UMPH and a lot more emotion. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed the story. Who doesn't love reading about three men finally finding a place where they belong, finding hope, peace and love.  It was a good read and I absolutely adore these authors. 

** ARC received in exchange for an honest review **


EXCERPT


Holy fucking hell. That had been one of the best orgasms of my life.
As the fog in my brain began to clear, Quinn stood up and hesitantly swiped at his mouth as if unsure of himself all over again. The fact that he’d just sucked me off didn’t seem lost on him. But Christ, it had been incredible, like a damned gift.
Something sharp pierced inside my chest, and I did the only thing that came to mind. I gripped his face and fused our mouths together. He whimpered, his fingers clutching at my waist and he sank against me as if in relief.
My tongue flicked out to brush briefly against his before pushing past his lips and finally—finally—tasting all of him. I sucked on his tongue and lips, jaw and throat, as his hands skimmed over my back, his nails digging into my hips, leaving scarcely a sliver of space between us.

“Gray,” he moaned against my lips as I entwined our fingers and pulled them behind his back. Our chests slicked together, our groins pressing, our mouths meeting in deep and bruising kisses. The room faded away, the sound blotted, and all I could focus on was devouring my best friend’s mouth.


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Mother, wife, reader, dreamer. Christina lives in the Midwest with her husband and son--her two favorite guys. She's addicted to lip balm, coffee, and kissing. Because everything is better with kissing. 

 She writes MM Contemporary as well as Adult and New Adult Romance. She believes in happily-ever-afters for all, so reading and writing romance for everybody under the rainbow helps quench her soul.

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Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. While life is tough, she believes there is a happy ending for everyone. She started reading traditional historical romances as a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn't until she picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth's court that her interest in romance novels was renewed.

But somewhere along the way, her reading shifted to stories of men falling in love. Once she picked up her first gay romance, she became so enamored of the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion there was no turning back.

Felice lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Her day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. Although she practices law, she daydreams of a time when she can sit by a beach and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be some angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.



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Release Blitz w/ Review - THE RIGHT DIRECTION by Kathy Coopmans





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From USA Today Best- Selling Author comes book one in The Sweet Sin Series.

Meet the men of the rock band, Trained in Black.

“Our someday will come soon, Joslyn.” Those words were the last words I heard from Roman Nixon before I walked away. 


I knew our someday might come, but not the one he and I had always dreamed about. 

His life headed in one direction, mine in the other. While Roman became the lead singer for the successful rock band Trained in Black, I became a ruthless attorney. 

He moved on and married someone else. As I was forced to observe him and his bride on the cover of every magazine out there, I deserved to suffer because of what I had done. 

What I didn’t expect was a phone call that led to me becoming his new attorney. 

After years apart, our opposite worlds collide. This time, we may get our someday. But first, we have to find a way to steer us in the right direction.


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Review

               
3 Stars

I must be in a major book funk because I am just not feeling it. Although this author does a spectacular job on the filthy talking Roman Nixon and the sexy times, I didn't really care for much else. I felt no connection or emotions from the characters. 

It was just an okay story for me. I couldn't really get into it. I struggled to stay focused on the story and read it through to the end. The dynamic of the relationship between Roman and Joslyn just felt so unnatural. All the drama just seemed so overly exaggerated and I found myself rolling my eyes. 

A lot of the story was rushed so I didn't get more in depth in the parts where I maybe would've liked. It was like ok this is happening.......end scene.........three days later. UH?! 

I don't know, this is my first time reading a book from this author and the blurb sounded great. Unfortunately, this one just wasn't one for me. 

** ARC received in exchange for an honest review ** 









About Kathy Coopmans


USA Today Best Selling Author Kathy Coopmans is a Michigan native where she lives with her husband, Tony. They have two son's Aaron and Shane.


She is a sports nut. Her favorite sports include NASCAR, Baseball, and Football.
She has recently retired from her day job to become a full-time writer. 


She has always been an avid reader and at the young age of 50 decided she wanted to write. She claims she can do several things at once and still stay on task. Her favorite quote is "I got this."


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Cover Reveal - UP IN SMOKE by T.M. Frazier

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Up in Smoke, an all-new gritty standalone romance by T.M. Frazier is coming February 19th, 2018!



Up in Smoke by T.M. Frazier 
Release Date: February 19th, 2018 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Photographer: Wander Aguiar 
Model: Jacob Rodney


Synopsis


I’m a man without a conscience.
I deal in murder and mayhem.
I’m the best at what I do.
Frankie Helburn is supposed to be an easy job.
A means to flush her father out of hiding.
Simple.
Except there isn’t anything simple about Frankie or the secrets she’s keeping.
She’s stubborn as hell and the sexiest god damn thing I have ever seen, sending dark, dirty animalistic desire coursing through my veins.
She’s cocaine with legs. A f*cking addiction that makes me question things I’ve never questioned before. Want things I’ve never wanted before.
I might have her, but she isn’t mine to keep.
If her father doesn’t show his face, she will be mine.
To KILL.

** Other books in the King Series DO NOT have to be read to enjoy Smoke's book. Up in Smoke can be read as a standalone. **



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T.M.Frazier is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and her young daughter. 

  When she’s not writing she loves talking to her readers, country music, reading and traveling. Her debut novel, The Dark Light of Day was published in September of 2013 and when she started writing it she intended for it to be a light beachy romance. 

  Well…it has a beach in it!

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Release Blitz: Excerpt + Review + Giveaway - SCARRED by Willow Winters





Title: Scarred
A #sinsandsecrets Series Novel
Author: Willow Winters
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 5, 2017



Blurb

She made me a better man, but I still wasn’t good enough to keep her.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, with sleeve tattoos, ripped muscle and a cold-hearted stare, I am who I am.  The bad boy she knew to stay away from.
I knew we were never supposed to last.  But the way her lips tasted, the way her curves felt under my hands…  I couldn’t let go. I did everything I could to keep her.
I put on a ring on her finger and straightened out my life.  All for her.
I should’ve known better.
One mistake tore us apart and I don’t know what I can do to salvage what we once had.
I knew it wasn’t supposed to last, but if I could make her stay with me once...  I can do it again.
Watch me. I love my sweetheart; I’m not losing her again.






Review

5 Stars


 Scarred picks up right where Damaged left off and I just wasn't sure how much more hurt my heart could take. I just couldn't get enough though. I had to ride out this emotional journey. This journey that had me sitting at the edge of my seat. This journey that had my heart pounding. This journey that had me so captivated I read it in one sitting. This journey that had my heart yearning for an all consuming love the way Evan and Kat had for each other. More Lies. Betrayal. Deceit. Love......... Willow Winters delivers a phenomenal story and by far the most powerful and all consuming love story I've read all year!!!

GOOD GOSH! I don't even think my words can do this book or this author justice. Evan and Kat's story needs to be read. It needs to be experienced. It needs to be felt. These characters are almost so real it's scary. While the author delivers an exceptional story line, I think it was the characters that really pulled me in. Willow Winters with her talented writing was able to evoke so many emotions from me. I'm not sure how many times I cried but I just felt...... everything! I cried tears of sadness, tears of anger, tears of pure agony and hurt, I cried tears of joy. This book was just absolutely PERFECTION in EVERY way! 

Definitely worthy of a re-read and I highly recommend reading Evan and Kat's journey. Willow Winters certainly did not disappoint. The suspense and every little twist and turn was so perfectly planned out. Evan's determination and protectiveness just added to his appeal and made him all the more sexy. I'd look past all the lies and betrayal too if I had a man that loved me half as fiercely as Evan loved Kat. The love this man had for his wife was just so damn beautiful. 

I could probably go on and on about this beautiful and emotional love story but at the end of the day it was just fucking BRILLIANT! Pure GENIUS! This is the epitome of how a romantic suspense story should be written. A story that leaves you guessing. A story that has you glued to the pages. A story that has a solid plot. A story that has twist and turns. A story that has amazing characters. And a story that has a love so epic it takes your breath away. Willow Winters delivers and she fucking nailed it!! 


** ARC received in exchange for an honest review **


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Excerpt

Evan

Damn me for what I’ve done,
Hate me for the lie.
Let the web weave and thread,
But don’t let what we have die.

I know it in my blood,
She’s mine to keep and hold.
I’ll stop fighting only once,
When I’m dead and cold.

The piles of dirt are getting larger. The metal shovels pierce the frozen soil. The sound cuts through my bones, one and then another and another.
It’s been constant as I stand here, helpless. I’ve never been colder, the wind and bitter snow beseiging my body, but I still don’t move.
I can’t take my eyes from the two graves.
The shovels spill the dirt, the piles mounting as my eyes drift to the tombstones.
The first my father, a man who died before his time. A death of tragedy.
And then to my wife’s. My love’s. Gone before her time. No one believes me. He put her there. James killed her.
My eyes pop open wide when I hear Kat whisper, “It’s all your fault.”

I wake up breathless, my heart pounding and I swear I can feel Kat’s hot breath on my neck even though I’m alone. My eyes dart around the room as I slowly lift my body into a sitting position on the bed.
Just a terror. The same as last night.
I’m quick to grab the video monitor for the security system from the nightstand and flick the button on to bring it to life. I had it installed after the break-in.
It’s only when I see Kat in our bed, that my heart starts to calm, and my heated skin seems to succumb to the chill of reality.
She’s okay.
I close my eyes and when I open them, it’s an image of her rolling over in bed. To my side. My fingers brush the glass where she is. I’ll be there soon. I’ll be with her and it’ll all be over. I won’t let her down.






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Author Bio


Willow Winters is so happy to be a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Contemporary Bestselling Romance Author. She likes her action hot and her bad boys hotter. She certainly doesn’t hold back on either one in her writing!

Willow started writing after having her little girl, Evie, December 2015. All during her pregnancy with Evie she continued to read and she only wanted to read romance. She was reading a book a day — sometimes two.

In January 2016 Willow was staying up late with Evie and just thinking of all these stories. They came to her constantly so she finally sat down and just started writing. She always wanted to do it so she figured, why not? Today Willow cannot be happier for making that decision!