Saturday, August 19, 2017

Acceptance by Trish Beninato

Title: Acceptance
Series: The Jewel Trilogy #1
Author: Trish Beninato
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance 
Release Date: August 15, 2017
When destiny and desire collide...
In a community full of supernatural powers, eighteen-year-old Jewel longs for a life of normalcy. But nothing in her life is ordinary. And suddenly she discover she's more abnormal than she ever realized--complete with a past she never knew existed. Once a goddess from ancient Greece, Jewel is the main reason everyone has their special abilities. 
As she struggles with her newfound knowledge, Jewel encounters the mysterious god of Egypt, Anubis. With a past she has no recollection of, she tries to deny the pull she has for the sexy god. But, destiny has other plans. As she uncovers more secrets about who she really is, Jewel is pulled into a dangerous world surrounded by a prophecy--a prophecy that both terrifies and intrigues her. Will Jewel accept who she once was for a chance to become who she's meant to be?
Trish Beninato is a young adult fantasy/scifi indie author, who has an unhealthy love for Marvel comics and Star Wars. She is desperately trying to make thirty the new twenty and lives in Colorado with her husband, three children and her adorable rescue pup. She was born in Indiana and raised around the world, spending most of her youth in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. She has a love for traveling and moving to new places thanks to being a child of the military and now spouse to a military soldier. In her spare time she works with young children, paints and hikes around the Rocky Mountains.

Slam by Andee Michelle

Title: Slam: A Colorado Smoke Novel
Author: Andee Michelle
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: August 18, 2017
Bryant “Slam” Nash is known for three things… 
His intensity on the field, 
His drive to win the World Series, 
And scoring on the first date. 
Gearing up for the biggest season of his career, Slam is determined to focus on his game, calling a time out on anything considered a distraction. Including Layne Scott. 
Layne Scott doesn’t do complicated. 
Independent and focused on raising her daughter, Layne is a woman running a business dominated by men. Managing the sports bar her father left her, she has no time for the arrogant ball player who keeps strutting through her door. With chiseled good looks in baseball pants, Slam Nash is a temptation she can’t afford. 
Game on… 
**Content Notice: This book contains adult themes, strong language and sexual situations. Recommended for readers eighteen (18) years of age and older.**
5 Stars from I Don’t Get Sundays Book Blog - “This sports romance will keep you hooked until the end. The writing and the characters are so likeable that you will love the flow of the story. You will fall in love with dysfunction that is real life.”
5 Stars from Shawn on Goodreads - “ I couldn't put it down. It was refreshing. It was a fun and light story that had just enough drama.”
5 Stars from SBR Reviews - “Slam is the first novel of Andee’s that I have read and I am happy to tell you I enjoyed it.”
Although Andee grew up a military brat and traveled the world with her family, she has made her home in southwest Idaho with her husband and two sons. Working in the legal field, shuttling her boys around, chasing her two crazy dogs and reigning in her adrenaline junky husband keeps her busy. She has always had a passion for reading and writing, even as a child. Andee loves a great glass of wine, reading late into the night, and spending time in the mountains with her family and friends.

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Riley J. Ford is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author represented by CAA (Creative Artists Agency). She has had tremendous success with her books, reaching #6 on the NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers list and #9 on the USA TODAY bestsellers list within her first two years of publication. She made the USA TODAY bestsellers list again in September of 2014.
Riley writes romantic comedies, humor, romance, mystery, and contemporary fiction. Fast-paced plots, humor, and steamy scenes are her specialty. Her books are available in e-book formats, paperbacks, audio books, and in foreign languages. 
Riley J. Ford is a UCLA graduate with a degree in English. She was a teacher for many years before becoming an author. She resides in California and enjoys reading, dancing, sunsets, and spending time with her family. When she's not writing, you can find her at her children's sports activities or running off to the beach for an afternoon swim.

SCANDAL'S CHILD by Pamela Gibson

by Pamela Gibson

Friday, August 18, 2017

Doll Face ~ Sadie Grubor writing as V Fiorello

Title: Doll Face
Author: Sadie Grubor writing as V Fiorello
Book Blitz: August 16th, 2017
Genre: Dark Romance & Erotica

Most kids don't grow up wanting a dead-beat dad.  Those kids don't understand how much worse it can truly be.  How it feels to grow up wishing your father was a neglectful dead beat and not a living nightmare.
I did. I do. And my safest place is to hide among the monsters. So, that's what I do.  I blend into a sea of criminals and the depraved.  Any of them are far better company than my father.
It's been over two years I've stayed safe, over two years of keeping the balance, over two years of being someone else and living their life. 
Then he walks through the dark red lacquered doors of my hiding place. His eyes searching, probing, and knowing. Now, this temptation swirls on the tip of my tongue, teasing my taste buds, making me want to confess all my sins to a man who could punish me and free me in the most wonderfully worst ways.

This isn't a romance. This isn't a love story.
This is primal. This is raw. This is obsession.
Sometimes, love is messy.


Doll Face
Text Copyright © 2017 Sadie Grubor
All Rights Reserved

Opening the door, I step into the dimly lit room. Thinking they aren’t here yet, I reach for the light switch panel.

“Leave it,” the deep baritone voice slices through me. I don’t have to see him to know it’s him – the one they call Saint. Excitement prickles my skin, anticipation kicks my heart into overdrive, and fear … the fear steels my spine and constricts my lungs. I want to run, but I’m not sure whether it’s away from or toward the voice.

“I’ll catch you,” he informs, and a new wave of terror slices through me. “Close the door.”

As if my body has fallen under his control, I shove the door shut behind me. Arms wrap around me from behind, one at my waist, the other across my chest. His rough hand clamps down on my shoulder, while the other squeezes the fleshy part of my hip. He’s so much larger than me, stronger too, and his arms act as unwavering bands, confining me against his chest.

At his rough touch, my body flares to life. Parting my lips, I inhale and lean back into him. Below the surface of my skin, a slow burn begins, seeking release from the confines of my flesh.

Felix had drawn a reaction, a coaxed one, but this man calls to me, luring every deep desire from within.

The heat of his mouth caresses my ear, encompassing me in a cocoon of want.
“Who are you?” The words stroke my lobe, and I close my eyes, trying to battle the response my body has to him.

At my silence, Saint releases my shoulder, his large hand sliding over my chest and collaring my neck.

“Who the fuck are you? He accentuates the question with a flex of his fingers.
The briefest bite of pain shoots through me, and I gasp, reaching up to grab his arms with both hands. Fear swirls with a deadly combination of need. The darkness seeps through the cracks in my armor, and I arch against him.

He stiffens, releasing the hold on my throat, and the movement is enough to push the desires back down.

Shoving at his arms, I twist out of his grip and face him. Even in the dim lighting, his hazel eyes gleam. It’s both scary and enticing. His eyes roam over me, taking in every part slowly and deliberately, allowing me a moment to study the dangerous man in front of me.

Hi dark brown hair is cut to his scalp around the sides, but left a bit longer on top. High cheekbones, strong jaw, and an angular nose give him a severe but handsome face. A broad chest and muscular shoulders fill out the undoubtedly expensive gray suit, and I’m sure the white, button-down shirt protests the flex of his biceps. He’s over a head taller than my five-foot-seven stature. He’s attractive-extremely attractive- but it’s the fierce dark aura surrounding him that sends normal, sane people running.

I’m clearly not normal, or sane, because it’s this I respond to the most. Even now, I want to offer myself up as a sacrifice to the danger and sin I sense in him.

Sadie Grubor is a Haribo Gummy Candy Whore & a foul-mouthed writer of smexy times and characters who typically have immature and inappropriate humor. Yes, this is a reflection of her.  She can only hope you respect her in the morning, but doesn't expect it.

At some point, she may offend you.  Yes, she realizes this and owns it.  Trying to change this outcome has proved futile in the past.  It's best to just let her trashy mouth weed out the classy folk. Everyone is better off that way.

Sadie's darker side:  V Fiorello
Where the black gummy bears come out to play.