Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Release Blitz ~ ROCK ME SLOWER by Jenna Jacob

I command the keyboard, but the only woman to command my heart is back… bigger, badder, and more beautiful than ever. Ozzy Page has it all—fame, fans, and a fortune too massive to spend. As keyboard player for renowned rock group Licks of Leather, he’s on top of the charts—and the world. But living his dream cost him the only woman he ever loved. His secret fling with Mia Harris was consuming and intense—and crushing when she used him to springboard her career. Seven years after their devastating breakup, watching her rise up the charts—on her new rock star lover’s back—has nearly destroyed his heart all over again. Mia Harris didn’t curl up and die when Ozzy Page chose his career over their love. Like her namesake, she rose from the ashes and reinvented herself as Phoenix, the sultry-voiced siren taking the male-dominated rock scene by storm. But when her personal life goes to hell, their mutual agent blindsides Mia with the news that she and Ozzy will be touring together for six long, close-quarter months. Will they finally learn to understand and forgive each other…or will their unforgettable longing end in flames?
USA Today Bestselling author Jenna Jacob paints a canvas of passion, romance, and humor as her alpha men and the feisty women who love them unravel their souls, heal their scars, and find a happy-ever-after kind of love. Heart-tugging, captivating, and steamy, her words will leave you breathless and craving more. A mom of four grown children, Jenna, her husband Sean and their furry babies reside in Kansas. Though she spent over thirty years in accounting, Jenna isn’t your typical bean counter. She’s brassy, sassy, and loves to laugh, but is humbly thrilled to be living her dream as a full-time author. When she’s not slamming coffee while pounding out emotional stories, you can find her reading, listening to music, cooking, camping, or enjoying the open road on the back of a Harley.

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Surprise BLITZ~ BEFORE by Bethany -Kris


by Bethany-Kris Publication Date: April 20, 2020 Genres: Adult, Mafia, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance, Novella
Before everything changed … He was just Lev Arsov. Bartender. Occasional illegal fighter. Struggling to get by. Before the world watched … She was just Gigi Parker. Unknown. Fledgling model. Barely making it work. Before he was Pink, the mob enforcer, and she was Gigi Rey, the supermodel, they met by chance. It was only fun. No strings. Two people who didn’t have the first clue how different their lives would soon be. But that was before … Before everything changed. * Before is a free 31k preview of Bethany-Kris’s upcoming 112k standalone Mafia Romance, Pink. Blending in a contemporary beginning with Before, readers are introduced to how it all began for the mob enforcer and his supermodel. Note: Before is also included in Pink.
“Has anybody ever told you that your face should be on magazines?”
Gigi’s head popped up as a laugh burst from her lips. The man that had been working with the girls further down the bar approached her spot at the end, passing by at least twenty other people who gestured with a bit more ferocity at his blatant disregard for their shouts and demands. The white tee he wore stretched across the broad bands of muscle that made up an expansive chest. Rolled up at the sleeves, the fabric tightened to show off the way his strong arms and golden skin, dusted with dark hair, glinted under the pot lights that made up the backdrop of the bar when he placed them in front of her spot on the shiny top.
Black hair, shaved down to a well-groomed buzz, had a blue tint and only added to the sea-color of the stare that flicked over her features and then chanced a glance down at the low dip in the front of her romper. The man had no shame that he was checking her out, but she didn’t really mind all that much, either.
He wasn’t hard on the eyes.
It didn’t hurt to look at him.
Not at all.
And since he seemed content to drink in a good gulp of her, she did the same for him. Standing at least six and a half feet tall behind the bar, he towered higher than even the shelves of liquor behind him. Strong lines made up a face that didn’t have a hint of boyishness anywhere—not in the scruff that dotted a jaw and cheeks carved from stone. He was all man, all over. A thick brow quirked up when her stare slammed back into his, and a sexy grin stretched his thin lips wide to show off the white teeth that made up his smile.
And God.
What a fucking smile it was.
“Well, have they?” he asked.
Gigi had enough sense to swallow before she spoke, lest her next words come out in a girlish rush of hormones and stupidity. It wasn’t often a man could make her tongue-tied, and certainly not by only his approach.
But here she was.
Suddenly, this celebration was looking way better.
“It’s not the first time I’ve heard that line, actually,” she replied.
A laugh burst from his mouth, and yes, she somehow managed to feel that sound all over her body. The noise of the bar began to disappear all around her as the good-looking bartender with a body that looked more suitable to be in the ring than behind the bar leaned in. Edging a bit closer to her, he used his free hand to toss a yellow-checkered bar rag over his broad shoulder.
The action had her swallowing.
Because she’d noticed his fingers. Their length, the roughness of the digits like he used them a lot, and then their proximity to her when he dared to point one at her.
“But the better question,” he said, “is whether you’ve ever actually been on a magazine, hmm? Something familiar about that face.”
“Really? Because everyone likes to say they’ve never seen one like it.”
Those blue eyes of his blinked.
Then, he smirked.
“Maybe that’s it—never seen anything like it.”
It also wasn’t the first time she had been told that line, either. Except there was something about the way he said it and how his tone dipped at the end. Like his gaze roving down her throat when his tongue peeked out to lick along the seam of his bottom lip.
“Hey, are you gonna get us a fucking drink or—”
The bartender held up one large hand to the left, his palm stopping all of two inches away from the face of a beefy guy leaning across the bar top. “I’m only mixing for front tables tonight—fuck off to the other side of the bar before I move you there.”
Gigi grinned.
He hadn’t taken his eyes off her.
“I’m Gigi,” she said.
He opened his mouth to reply, but the announcer standing at the DJ’s booth just a few feet away from the boxing ring stopped him from saying anything at all when the man’s voice filled the speaker. His attention drifted to the man as he straightened up to his full height, allowing him to easily stare over the crowd of people.
“Next fight—Lev Arsov versus Draven Kinley. Ten minutes to start—one ten-minute round. Betting begins now.”
His gaze came back to her, sharper and sexier than ever. This time, that grin of his was a little more sinful and tempting.
But also dangerous.
“Looks like I’m up next.”
Gigi’s head snapped to the side, and she was sure her face reflected the shock radiating through her gut in that moment. He was just a bartender, right? “What?”
He winked. “Lev Arsov—that’s me. Stick around, Gigi. See what happens next.”


by Bethany-Kris Publication Date: May 8, 2020 Genres: Adult, Mafia, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance, Standalone

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He’s Pink, the personal enforcer for the boss of the New York mafia. She’s Gigi Rey, a supermodel known across the globe.
They live two entirely different lives but before the mob and the fame, they were Lev Arsov and Gigi Parker. Two people struggling to make it—who met by chance—before life got in the way.
Five years have passed since the nights they shared together, but Fashion Week brings Gigi back to New York and straight into Lev’s path once more, when her work obligations tangles with the mafia’s business. In this world, that’s never a good thing.
They aren’t the same people now. He’s a single dad doing whatever he can for his daughter. Gigi can’t walk down the street without the world watching. A lot has changed. The one thing that didn’t? How they keep finding their way into each other’s heads … and beds.
If only it was that simple. If only the tabloids didn’t back them into a wall. If only they saw it coming.
If only they could go back to the time before he was … Pink.
If only.
Pink is a 112k standalone Mafia Romance set in Bethany-Kris’s Commission World.


Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.
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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Book Blitz ~ ENVY by Jas T. Ward


The Shadow-Keepers Series, Book 5 by Jas T. Ward Publication Date: April 18, 2020 Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Sometimes, fairy tales go deadly. And destined love refuses to listen for the sound of one small heartbeat in the dark. Jade Shen was born into privilege, wanting nothing with loving parents. Until tragedy struck. Raised by a bitter grandmother, Jade loses herself in studies and being groomed to take over her parent’s tech firm worth millions—choices not her own. Death revisits and this time Jade is the target with her trust fund the prize. The losing side of the war against the secretive Grid seducing her guardian to fund the battles—the Devil and his demented son must not lose. But Envy is always on the path with Greed—Jade simply in the way as they merge. Death always has its own plans. Tyrus DeMonte was abandoned at birth. Left to burn in the fires of Hell by his own father. Putting the past behind them and they now fight on the right side of the Grid. Determined to prove his worth, Tyrus takes whatever is given to him—son of a disowned Elite and fighter wanting to be so much more. He had no idea that a chance meeting with a young, sweet, innocent girl would teach him the one lesson that had cost him the most. Love. But unlike fairy tales, love doesn’t always find a way. Not when Death cuts off the story before the once upon a time can start. Welcome Back to the World of The Grid. Where heroic bad-asses looking for a second chance fight a war among us in the shadows. Ward’s… books are unlike anything I’ve ever read, in the darkest, most amazing ways. Jas has a way of storytelling that literally grabs you & thrusts you into the heart of the action. Her characters are raw, complex & real – Amazon Reviewer – Soul Bound I

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About Jas T. Ward

Born and raised in Texas, Ward is a mixed bag of creativity spinning tales of paranormal, urban fantasy and even dark romance and horror; wrapped within a love story. She’s been dared to write a few contemporary romances but even those reads have characters that are real and twisted by their creator. Mother of three diverse and independent bold children, Ward prides herself for being the “Queen Niche’ Bitch” which is a handy way of saying she sucks writing to market. But her readers don’t seem to mind.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

At The Stars by Elisabeth Staab ~ Review and series information

I was a normal teenager who loved music and dancing, until the day I experienced a brutal attack in my favorite record store. A few years later when my mom succumbed to depression and took her own life, I couldn’t stay in my hometown with all the memories and the curious stares. I decided to get in my car and just go – except my car decided it was done going outside a tiny place called Evergreen Grove. That’s where I found Jake. Or I guess Jake found me.
For the last eight years, all I can think about is the day I ended another man’s life. Then I manage to save Cassie’s, and I feel like maybe I’ve got some kind of second chance. To do what I couldn’t before, or maybe even for something bigger. Something like love. If only I could feel like I deserve her…
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I gotta be honest, it’s one hell of a rush staring down a tractor trailer in the rain.
So much of one I can hardly breathe as hot, heavy drops batter my prickly skin. I swear even with the truck’s horn blaring at me, I can hear every freaking beat of my heart. Really hear it, like that whoosh – whoosh – whoosh sound is rushing into my ears through a set of quality headphones.
I feel… alive. Free, like I haven’t been since maybe ever.
I spread my arms out to my sides, laughing. That high-pitched, throat-searing, I’m-totally-cracked sort of laughter that you hear from crazy cartoon villains. Because I am. Crazy, I mean. Not in the wearing tinfoil helmets to protect myself from government mind-control kind of way, but, you know.
Crazy in the staring-down-a-semi-in-the-rain-at-night kind of way.
Honestly. I’m not out here in the middle of the road trying to die. I just… needed to remember what it was like. Staring that possibility in the face.
The truck horn blares again. Adrenaline surges inside me. God, this is nuts. I need to move.
I’m about to, when I hear the yell.
“Jesus, what the fuck is wrong with you?”
It’s late and dark, and I’m startled enough that at first I can’t tell where the shouting is coming from. It nearly sends me a mile up in the air.
I finally command my feet to move, but then something—someone—tackles me from the side. I land in a squelchy patch of wet grass by a busted fence on the far side of the road. Half on top of the extremely large guy who shoved me.
The tractor trailer rumbles past. I can’t understand what the driver shouts as he goes by, but I’m sure I can fill in the blanks. Stupid bitch.
Certainly, I’ll agree this is not my finest hour.
Then it’s like one of those things like you see in movies: I’m trying to get off of him, the guy who grabbed me. We’re both wet and so is the grass so I keep slipping. He’s trying to help me so the whole thing is a mess of grabbing hands and apologies and foreheads clunking into each other. I’m thinking if this was a movie and not my life, it might be the comedy portion where everyone points and laughs.
“Would you stop struggling and let me help you up?” Okay, he doesn’t sound like he finds any of this funny.
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I was looking for something different and I found it! From the first few sentences I was hooked. I just HAD to know what was coming next. I loved how these characters have real lives and work through some difficult times.  I was shocked during one part of the story but happy about how it turned out (no spoilers). I look forward to the next book and hope to find out more background from the characters we have met. This seems to be a great start in a wonderful series of change, hope and love.
Elisabeth Staab started hunting mutant hedgehogs back in 1842… Oops, wrong bio… Elisabeth Staab digs coffee, saucy stories, and sexy things that go bump in the night. Once, she ate dinner in a jail and liked it. She lives in the Washington DC area with her incredible family and does her best to juggle life while ignoring the laundry.

Evergreen Grove Series

Living a lie.Dante Ramos: Champion. Ladies’ man. Party animal. Women want him, and men either want to be him or put his lights out for sleeping with their girlfriends. It’s all an act. Inside, he’s so full of self-loathing he’s on a fast-track to self-destruction.
She’s living in the shadows.Meeting Michelle at a support group for assault survivors shows Dante a new world of possibilities. Finally, someone in his life might understand him, and she creates in him a fierce need to protect. Trouble is, Dante lives his life in the spotlight, and the only thing Michelle wants is a place to hide.
He thinks I want him because of the rumors around town. Because I think he’s easy. I want AJ, because he’s AJ. No liars. No suits. Absolutely no straight guys… AJ Fabin’s list of rules keeps him safe. Since getting kicked out of his parents’ home and a vicious attack by a former escorting client, his rules and his life in the tiny town of Evergreen Grove provide a quiet haven. He may be lonely, and he may stick out like a sore thumb, but the folks like him well enough. When he’s not dodging his old pimp, things are peaceful. 
Hayden Price is having a quarter-life crisis. Engaged to a woman he can’t connect to and working a job he secretly hates, he comes to Evergreen Grove to help his mother through a health scare. Returning to his childhood home makes Hayden re-evaluate a lot of things, including himself. When he meets AJ and finds he can’t stand the mouthy jerk—almost as much as he can’t stop thinking about him—he has a lot more to change than his career. To be together, they’ll both have to break all of their rules               Amazon 

So I caught my dad in bed with my ex-girlfriend.
My best friend cancelled our plans to celebrate my birthday.
Decided to drink away the betrayal.
Made out with a cardboard cutout of a celebrity in front of my new roommates.
Got in a bar fight.
Hooked up with that pretty bartender whose sad smile I’ve secretly been painting pictures of since forever, but she shoved me out the door with hardly a word.
Did I mention the tattoo I don’t exactly remember getting?
And that’s only Saturday. Now I need to pick up the pieces of my messed-up life.
What do you do when you’ve lived in the same small town your whole life and you feel as if you’ll always be stuck in the same rut, like a piece of busted wagon wheel? Well, maybe you start by hooking up with the first decent guy who walks into your bar.
Maybe once you do, it’s hard to get him out of your head even though you try. And maybe, just maybe, you find out he makes you laugh even more than he makes you want to shout his name.
If you’re me, you don’t even know what to do with a guy like him. A little piece of happiness…that feels downright dangerous. 
Dante Ramos will win at love if it's the last thing he does...
Since I retired from boxing, I'm fighting to keep my life off the damn ropes.
Lately, one thing after another's falling apart. First there's the road-trip on Valentine's weekend that coulda gotten me and my girl both killed. Then came the unspoken secrets that put so much distance between us.

My love for Michelle is everything that keeps me human. I can feel her slipping away. I've got one last shot. A desperate proposal.
And it's all about to go wrong.   

He’s already blown his shot…
Tyler Thacker threw away his MMA title. When his brother died and he lost the girl he loved, getting his career back seemed impossible. Now that girl is in the picture again and so is his chance to set things right.

Kate Flynn hasn’t been the same since the accident that killed Tyler’s twin and left her injured. When their best friend drags her to Evergreen Grove, she comes face to face with her first love. Being around Ty pushes her to get her life in order, but it also brings up pain she’d rather have kept buried.
Tyler needs to reclaim his future. Kate needs to let go of the past. Maybe, together, they can fight through the agony of what they’ve lost. Maybe, together, they’ll win something truly amazing

Left behind by everyone he’s ever loved, Alonzo Grover lives as if there’s no future. The discovery of a letter from his deceased boyfriend breaks him out of his rut and spurs him to right an old wrong, but the local stick-in-the-mud sheriff’s lieutenant seems determined to ruin all his plans.

Lieutenant Sebastian Haas despises tangling with his small town’s most promiscuous party kid. Alonzo’s youth and recklessness drive him crazy in more ways than one… As does the uncomfortable secret they share. But when Haas’s estranged family arrives in town to throw a wedding he wants no part of, he ends up jumping into Alonzo’s car to avoid everyone.
Together, they wind up on an unexpected road trip. When they hit one setback after another, it looks like they might kill each other before they make it back home. Unless they find something better to do than fight.       
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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

BLAST FROM THE PAST REVIEW ~ Tangled Bloodlines by Deborah Noel

Getting back to posting some of my reviews, it seems I dropped the ball with this a while back. Well now that I have the time,since being laid off,I thought its' time to get back on the saddle and get this going. So I hope this finds you healthy and safe and reading LOTS of books. 😊📚

First up : Tangled Bloodlines By Deborah Noel

This is not your sweet sparkling vampire story. Old-school vampires have re-surfaced, responsible for brutal murders and more blood than anyone can cope with. In "Tangled Blood Lines", Cianna Fitzgerald, a young but "retired" crime scene investigator, finds herself back in a world she walked away from some years ago. She grew up in twentieth century Pennsylvania countryside knowing she possesses superhuman powers from her "Irish pixie" bloodlines. She had retired after a particularly tough case where the victim was her husband's twin brother. After her brief respite from murders and homicides, Cianna witnesses a killing where the murderer is a vampire. Her daughter goes missing soon after the killing. Cianna and the love she had once pushed out of her life, her estranged husband Declan, travel halfway around the world to try to save their child. As the mystery unravels, she learns that although she is a half-breed, the other half isn't "Irish pixie" as she grew up believing - weaving her into a more tangled history and frightening future than she had bargained for.

I was excited to read this story just the title was pulling me in. This is not your typical Vampire/Wolf/Witch kinda story,and I am glad I have read it. The characters are a great team and the story has twists and turns that you wouldn't expected. The journey Cianna and Declan take not only rekindles the love they have for each other but leads them to learn more about their heritage and the connection this has to there work. I can't wait for the next book.

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About the Author

Born and raised in North Eastern Pennsylvania, Deborah Noel fell in love with writing at age 12. She has written plays, short stories and poetry. Married at sunset on Hawaii’s Maui Island, Deborah and her husband, Herb, still reside in Pennsylvania, where they enjoy moments of joy with their Jack Russell Terrier, named Rocket. While their demolition business was slow in 2009, her husband encouraged her to follow her novel-writing dream. “Tangled Blood Lines” is the result.
 I have released a companion novelette to "Tangled Blood Lines" in 2013 titled "Collective Souls - Remmie".

I have written two short stories which have been included in two separate anthologies. The first anthology is "Soul Games" which includes my short story titled "Haunted Mind", which I am turning into a full length novel. The second anthology is an 18+ anthology titled "Bloody Sexy" and includes my debut erotic short story titled "For the Lust".

I am working on the sequel to "Tangled Blood Lines" and am getting ready to release a collection of my poetry from over the years.

Thank you for all of support! I hope you enjoy the reads!!!

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