Friday, February 26, 2016

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SAVED BY A SEAL
3 First-In-Series Novels
NOWHERE TO HIDE by Lindsay McKenna
ALOHA TEXAS by Chris Keniston
PROTECTING CAROLINE by Susan Stoker
Released February 6th, 2016










  
Three
New York Times / USA TODAY Bestselling authors have joined forces to give back
to the military veterans who have given so much to their country. Lindsay
McKenna, Chris Keniston and Susan Stoker bring you SAVED BY A SEAL, a first in
series box set. Join these authors and their SEAL heroes from the very
beginning of their bestselling romance series.



BLURBS
NOWHERE TO HIDE 
by Lindsay McKenna 
Book 1, Delos Series

Lia Cassidy left the Army scarred
physically and emotionally after a vicious attack by two fellow soldiers. She
turns to helping others, working at a Delos Home School Charity in Costa Rica
that aids abused women and children. But when the deadly drug lord, La Arana,
attacks the school, Lia finds herself on the run for her life. The only person
she can trust is the ex-SEAL sent to protect her.

Cav Jordan is strong, honorable and
gorgeous…and intrigued by Lia. He knows she has suffered pain in her past, and
he is determined to break through her barriers and earn her trust. But as Cav
slowly chips away at the walls Lia has built, ghosts from her past threaten to
destroy their fragile relationship.

ALOHA TEXAS 
by Chris Keniston 
Book
1, Aloha Series

Former navy diver Nicholas Harper
likes his new world as captain of a dive boat in Hawaii.

Powerhouse attorney Kara Lynn
O'Conner's world revolves around her small Texas town where life is easy and
safe.

Six year old Bradley Cooper is about
to change everything.

PROTECTING CAROLINE 
by Susan Stoker 
Book 1, SEAL of Protection Series

Matthew “Wolf” Steel hated flying
commercial. Luckily his job as a Navy SEAL meant he didn’t have to do it very
often. He’d been unlucky enough to be assigned a middle seat on the cramped
jet, but fortunately for him, the woman next to him was willing to switch seats
with him. Hoping for a relaxing flight, Wolf was pleasantly surprised at the
good conversation and sense of humor the woman had as they flew 36,000 feet
over the countryside.

When Caroline boarded the plane to
Virginia to move across the country for her new job she never expected to be
seated next to the hottest guy she’d ever seen. She also never expected he’d be
so easy to talk to. She knew he’d never be interested in talking to her if he
hadn’t been trapped in the seat next to her, but it was a nice way to spend a long
plane ride.

Neither Wolf nor Caroline were
prepared for a terrorist hijacking of their plane, but if Caroline thought that
would be the last time she’d see, or need, Wolf, she’d be sorely mistaken.


Excerpt
From PROTECTING CAROLINE by Susan Stoker
Caroline leaned close to him and cautioned in a soft urgent voice, “Something’s wrong with the ice. I can smell it. It smells off, like something’s in it.”
Wolf picked up his drink again and raised it to his face. He could see Caroline wanted to stop him, but she didn’t. Pretending to take a sip he smelled it as she had… nothing. He couldn’t detect anything but the orange juice that was in the cup. He looked at her and said softly, “I don’t smell anything.”
Caroline was frustrated. She could tell Matthew wanted to believe her, but when he hadn’t noticed anything off about his drink, he was having a hard time. She looked away. Great, now he thought she was nuts. But she wasn’t. She was a chemist dammit, and this is what she did for a living. There was some other chemical in with the drink, she knew it. But how would she convince him without sounding crazy?
She turned back to Matthew, only to see him still looking at her.
“What is it?” he demanded softly. “Explain, so I can understand.”
Caroline’s respect for Matthew rose. He wasn’t sure he should believe what she was saying, but he was smart enough to give her time to convince him, and she knew she’d have to explain it in a way he could understand.
Caroline knew she had to get through to him and did her best to convince him she knew what she was talking about. Lowering her voice even further so the people around them wouldn’t hear her, she leaned into him and looked him in the eyes as she spoke. “I don’t know, but as a chemist I’m trained to pick up on the different chemical smells of compounds. I don’t know what it is, but it’s not natural.”
“Is it in mine too?” he asked her just as softly, passing his cup over to her.
She sniffed it and immediately nodded.
“Shit,” Wolf said under his breath. He believed her. He wasn’t a person to trust easily, but this woman didn’t have any guile in her at all. She’d have no reason to lie to him.




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Fun Fact about SAVED BY A SEAL Boxed Set

Fabio, darling model of the romance covers during the 1980’s and 1990’s, before he retired, showed up on a total of 460 romance covers in our romance industry! An amazing amount!

In 2016 a very popular cover model is Jason Baca from Saratoga California , just broke Fabio’s long-standing record. On 2.10.16, the San Francisco Chronicle did an article on how Jason is now THE top romance cover model in our Romance Industry!

http://www.sfchronicle.com/style/article/Saratoga-man-now-top-romance-cover-model-6822011.php

Jason has done 461 romance covers breaking Fabio's record. Why should I care you ask? Guess whose cover is number 461? That's right. SAVED BY A SEAL is the cover that broke Fabio's record!






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Lindsay McKenna lives her life as a risk taker, and it shines
through the books she loves to write: romance, adventure and suspense. She
started writing at age thirteen and continues to hone her writing skills to
this day. She sold her first romance novel in 1981. The rest is history.

Because she went into the military,
this experience became the backbone of her writing—she is credited with writing
the first military romance novel (Captive of Fate, 1983, Silhouette Special
Edition) and has created a thriving sub-genre within the romance field! As a
New York Times Best Selling author, she has sold 23 million books and in 32
foreign languages in her career thus far. Her many experiences in the U.S. Navy
are backdrop for her understanding of the military in general, and also her
very successful Morgan’s Mercenaries, which is an ongoing series in Silhouette
to this day! Forty-five books strong!

Lindsay has gone Indie in 2015
and has created a new family saga on par with Morgan’s Mercenaries It is known
as the DELOS SERIES. There will be paperback and eBooks created under Blue
Turtle Publishing, her company for her fans. Readers who love Morgan and his
family are bound to fall in love with the Culver family. Delos is romantic
suspense, which Lindsay is well known for. It took her five years to create and
bring DELOS to her readers. It was worth the wait, but we’ll let you decide
that.

Lindsay loves to hear from her
readers and loves to know what they’d like to see her write next. Stay up with
the latest on the Delos Series here. Please visit her Web site at www.lindsaymckenna.com. And
be sure to sign up for her free quarterly newsletter. It contains exclusive
content found nowhere else on the Net. Plus, giveaways and other surprises, to
her loyal and faithful subscribers!





A native New Yorker, Chris Keniston was on her way to Australia when
she fell in love with North Texas. Little did she know the balmy seventy-degree
October days would turn into fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk heat in August!

Twenty years later, she started
scribbling short stories about her favorite TV shows, giving them lives more to
her liking - and the elusive happy ending. Not long after, a dear friend
dragged her to a local writers’ meeting. After winning multiple writing
contests and making the finals in the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious
Golden Heart contest, she now spends her days, and nights, writing contemporary
romantic fiction with lots of emotion, plenty of surprises, and, of course, the
happily ever after.

Chris lives in suburban Dallas
with her husband, two human children, and two canine children. Though she loves
her puppies equally, she admits being especially attached to her German
Shepherd rescue named Gunny. After all, even dogs deserve a happily ever after.



New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling
Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas
where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen
years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She's married to a
retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.
She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up
with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and
creating stories readers can get lost in.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The New Alpha by K. S. Martin


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Tina’s parents gave her their bakery and house for graduation instead of a trip to Europe like she wanted. Tina, with the help of her boyfriend Luca have expanded on her parent’s business. Now she is just waiting for Luca to get more serious about their future together, that is, until her high school tormentor moves into one of the apartments above the bakery.

Mac has just returned home just in time to replace his brother as Alpha and to discover his mate, who hates him for what he did to her in high school. When Tina accuses him of stealing from her he is determined to find the culprit and win her heart.

Since losing my youngest daughter last July I have found myself going back to reading my favorites book or books from my favorites authors, kind of like comfort food, which is why I am reviewing The New Alpha again.

I love that The New Alpha is a sweet story that gets steamier as it progresses rather than rushes the whole romance into a two-day courtship making it a more plausible story line. Although, I find it hard to believe that Tina is totally blind to Luca’s batting for the same team and is not really into her. Then of course there is the fact that Mac knows the truth about Luca but put’s the breaks on anyway when he discovers what is up with Luca and Tina. Then of course there are the insane number of edits that need to be done in this book that seriously make it impossible to give this book a five-star rating (that I want to give it) or any rating for that matter really because with the number of edits I find it should be a minus one-start review instead of the one-star I am giving it.

Given all that one would ask why I really like this book so much, besides the earlier mentions plausible story line. I like how well written Tina and Mac’s characters are and how much of their back history was included added depths to each character. There were a number of funny moments and a couple that make me want to cry but it’s the funny, happy moments that make this story worth reading even with all the editing that needs to happen.

Quotes

“My father was a traditional baker and believed in a traditional bakery. There was no display case with the treats or the coffees. My dad says it’s the fancy education that his boring bakery paid for and that in thirty years, the coffee might pay for the college.” —Tina

“Gross. You guys keep your conquests to yourselves, these are my sisters in law, and I don’t want to know any of this. If they’re random that’s one thing but not women I know, okay?” —Eric

Original Review
The is a really sweet romance that starts out a little slow but sure does pick up momentum along the way as things start get hot between Mac and Tina.

I think that the author could have maybe added a little more about Luca's true motives and evilness early on other than giving hints that things weren't right between him and Tina.

Also as a big Gone With Wind fan I absolutely love Tina's middle and last name lol that was great at the wedding.

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Tina is a successful bakery owner and is happy with her current boyfriend until her new tenant shows up. He’s a blast from her past and not in a good way.

Tina crushed on him all through school even though he tormented her and stood her up for prom. Why is he so appealing again especially since he is an arrogant jerk?

Mac is an alpha that recently moved back into the area after his pack dissolved. He recognizes his mate as the woman he bullied from grade school to graduation. Can he convince her that he’s not the same jerk from so long ago? Or will he be left without a mate because of the mistakes he made before he was an alpha?

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THE MISBEHAVED
Jessica Jayne
Releasing May 10th, 2016
Totally Bound



Natalea Jones has had a rough life.
An absentee father. A gambling addicted mother, who seems to show up only when
she needs something—preferably money. Natalea survives her childhood and
teenage years because of her best friend, Drake Harte, and his family. Even
though she’s been in love with Drake for years, she refuses to let her lust
come in the way of their friendship. Life without Drake is not possible and sex
would certainly complicate things.

Drake Harte is not only known as the
most eligible bachelor and firefighter in Gamble Park, Florida, but he’s also
known for sexing the ladies and leaving them. Only he knows the reason he can’t
make a commitment to the women throwing themselves at him—he’s in love with his
best friend. It’s time he either goes for it or moves on.

After Natalea and Drake share a
night of passion, an unexpected event occurs that proves to both of them that
life—and love—are too precious.


Excerpt 

Or what? Was his firecracker of a best friend challenging him? He may have gotten off his twenty-four-hour shift at the firehouse mere minutes ago, but he was always ready to rumble with Natalea. Her honey-colored eyes gleamed with the familiar twinkle she had every single time they provoked each other. She loved it as much as he did.
Damn!
He loved everything about her. She was a whole lot wrapped up in a five-foot-three package. She was beautiful—beautiful in a way that wasn’t cover model, but real. Sweet. Caring. Honest. Strong. Stronger than anyone he knew. Her life hadn’t been easy.
He exhaled a laugh before dropping the towel and placing his hands on the bar top. Having spent as much time as he had in The Misbehaved, he knew exactly how much space he had to clear before he’d be on the ground on the other side. He pushed off with his feet on the stool rungs and slammed it to the ground with a bang as he propelled himself over. He landed with a thud on the black rubber floor mat. Heads swiveled in their direction.
Natalea yelped and dropped the towel. She spun on her heels and dashed to get away from him. He swung his arm around her waist and jerked her flush against him. The feel of her softness against the rigid planes of his body made a groan bubble up in his chest. He bit it off.
He hoisted her over his shoulder and wandered out onto the floor. Her lush breasts pressed against him and made his cock twitch to life in his jeans. Her legs flailed in the air, her black work boots thudding against his abdomen. She may have been small, but she was mighty. He’d give her that. As the thought entered his mind, her teeth sank into his lower back muscles through his T-shirt.
“Ow,” he cried, surprised by her bite. “Watch it, baby girl. You know better than to walk this tough-girl path with me. It never ends well for you.”
She grunted and groaned at his words. Several of the male patrons hooted and hollered.
“Nice legs,” one of the guys standing by the pool table shouted. A few whistles followed and Drake realized what the fuss was about. Her already scant jean shorts had ridden up her legs, exposing all of her thighs, maybe more. Despite the crowd being predominantly female, the few males made themselves quite vocal.
A wave of possessiveness flowed over him. He didn’t like that the guys were gawking at her ass poised in the air, and at her tan, muscular legs draped over his shoulder. Legs he’d fantasized about encircling his hips as he buried himself inside her. That fantasy had recurred on numerous occasions over the last decade.
Yes, he pined after his best friend. Had for years. Whenever she was around, he popped a perpetual boner. He also needed to protect her, which pretty much ruined any chance she had for a relationship with anyone else. No one—and he meant no one—was good enough for her.
© Jessica Jayne






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Jessica Jayne is a born and raised small-town Ohio girl who moved to the
Sunshine State after graduating from college. She graduated with a bachelor’s
degree in English. What college major could possibly be better than one that
makes you read novels and write about them! Now she is thrilled to be able to
share all the hot stories floating around in her head.

Jessica loves to travel and travel often! She shares her love of
travel with her husband and children. She’s a huge sports fan, especially
football. She loves the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Ohio State Buckeyes! She’s
a wine-making (and wine-tasting) aficionado. She loves all music. And nothing
is better than sunset at the beach!

In the journey of life, she also married a wonderful man and had
three beautiful (and sometimes crazy) children. Life is always an adventure!




Monday, February 22, 2016

Her Two Alphas by Sasha Wolf

 
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Fiona’s day isn’t off to a good start with her plumbing making a horrible noise and the darn plumber isn’t available for a few days. Hoping that the plumbing miraculously righted itself Fiona prepares for a shower only to discover the noise is much worse and worse her sexy next door shifter neighbors heard it and are now knocking on her door offering to fix it.

Her Two Alphas is a very short read that takes less than two hours and would probably be more enjoyable and actually fit the title if the two alphas in question had more than just a couple of cameo appearances in this story. While I am thinking about the title I want to say I apologize for simplifying it because I really could not handle the convoluted title that included the genre and while I am thinking of this ask why the hell does the author feel the need to make such a convoluted title like this – Her Two Alphas: BBW Billionaire Shifter Menage Romance? Please just put the genre anywhere but in the title because it makes it bulky and silly.

Book Cover Rating
Fiona is described as a full figured woman and even the convoluted title includes BBW (Big Beautiful Woman) so tell me how does the woman on the cover fit that description.

Book Blurb Rating
Needs some editing and to be rewritten to fit the book better.

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When Fiona inherits a house, she's excited at the prospect of being a home owner. However the house is old and when things begin to malfunction, Fiona despairs at the high expense of repairing them.

But two, strong shifter mencome to her rescue. Ian and Heath Dane, the powerful billionaire alphas, lend a helping hand. Eager to repay their kindness, Fiona promises them a home-cooked dinner. Yet the two, sexy shifters have no interest in food. They want Fiona and her luscious curves.

Their greedy hands all over her flesh, they intend to claim her fertile body for their own. Helpless to resist her desire, Fiona submits to the forbidden pleasures of taking her two alphas.

Her Two Alphas is a steamy BBW Billionaire Shifter Menage Romance story featuring a sexy, voluptuous woman and two, hot alpha men!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Blackmailed by the Beast (Unlikely Love #1) by Sam Crescent


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Lily Jones grew up knowing that for whatever reason her family hated her and now they expect her to allow herself to be blackmailed into marring Wayne ‘Beast’ Brown just to save them from financial ruin. She goes along with it because she does love her family, and she has gone without love this long so why change now. Little does she know that her Beast does love her but he isn’t ready to say it but when he does finally pull his head out of his ass it will be just a little too late.

Some days it is so easy to write what I like and/or don’t like about a book and other days it seems just plain hopeless to figure out what I want to say and yet here we are with I book I genuinely like and have read more than twice and I’ve got nothin’. So Maybe just writing until it all comes to me will solve some of this brain deadness that seems to happen a lot lately in the last eight months. I have been searching a lot for books that help me bury my head in the sand so to speak and I remembered really getting into the characters and the story and so this book was chosen for that end.

Lily reminds me of Cinderella only Lily’s father is a live but treats her as bad as mommy dearest and the wicked bitch sister of the East treats her and yet they expect her to marry just so they can maintain their precious life style. Then there is Wayne who actually loves here but pretends not too and does nothing but hurt her over and over with his insensitiveness and all poor Lily wants is for someone to finally love her for her and who she wants to be. When Wayne finally figures out that he has to give more of himself it’s too little too late and Lily resigns herself to what she believes will be a loveless marriage because there is just no way that Wayne really loves her. You wouldn’t believe how many times I wanted to smack Wayne upside the head myself when he dug his hole deeper and deeper. The bedroom scenes aren’t super graphic are more hinted at then steaming off the pages but thankfully those aren’t need to make a story worth reading. I would give Blackmailed By The Beast a five-star review but there were enough edits to reduce that rating by one star so four-stars were giving to the story.

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Wayne Brown is ruthless when it comes to business, and with a nickname of the "Beast", no one dares to challenge him. What he wants he gets.

Lily Jones is sweet innocence and despises men like Wayne. But the Jones family is desperate, and he offers them a solution to their problems. Only he wants something in return...Lily. She either marries him or her family answers to the debt collectors. With no choice left, she agrees and begins life as his wife.

Through his seduction and touch, Lily's body betrays her, and as time passes, so does her heart. But how can she fall in love with a man who blackmails to get what he wants?