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Sunday, October 5, 2014

3000 Likes Giveaway!!



I want to thank each and every single one of you for your
love and support. Back in the spring when I decided to switch my blog over toa book blog and also start a facebook page. Never in a million years would I have imagined it top take off as much as it did. I started getting request left and right from Authors to either read and review or post about their books. I have always been a book lover at heart. This is my way of giving back to them by promoting their works and reviewing their fabulous books. I have met so many book loving friends and I am super thankful for them and the Book Community!

Be sure to enter this giveaway. Their are so many prizes waiting to be snatched up!

Including the signed copy of BEND!!!!
by all 8 Authors....you all know you want a chance to win this BANNED Book....




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CONTEST - Help Name Lynette Endicott's New Book!

  Lynette Name That Book   face at weddingAuthor Lynette Endicott is hoping fans can help her name the 5th book in her Starting Over series. Please click on the form to read the synopsis and submit your ideas for a title. If Lynette likes your title, your name will appear in her book and you will receive a free copy. All entries must be received by October 10th. You may enter more than once, but please fill out a separate form per title. Please keep in mind that this is NOT a super-hero book. The title must be respectful of disability without being to corny. It is a look at normal, everyday life for a blind professional who is also a single mom. Please feel free to check out the other titles of the Starting Over series by visiting her website.

Bio For Lynette Endicott

Lynette Endicott grew up in Illinois, met her husband in Western Nebraska, lived 25 years in Kansas where their daughter was born, and has been in Fresno, California since 2000. She has a son-in-law (who lives with her daughter nearby), and has rescued a dog, a bird and three cats. She and Ollie, her terrier mix, volunteer as a team at the local library, where children read to the dog. At a youth camp when she was 14 the editor and teacher of a writing class challenged her to submit something to his youth magazine. She did and it was the first of 10 articles and stories accepted by the publication over the next few years. Nothing like front end success to keep her writing! Lynette enjoys reading contemporary romance and speculative fiction and writes both. Her debut book, Starting Over Book One: More Than A Job, and three more books in that series are available now. The first four of the Time After Time Saga with Tami Dee are also available now. Because she didn't have pets until after her 50th birthday the animals she enjoys find their way into all her books. Usually you will also find a character with a disability as part of the day-to-day fabric of the story. In More Than A Job, Paige works in services to people with disabilities until she loses her job and starts over. In The Return of Joy, Atlas, the yellow lab, becomes a Therapy Dog. In the Time After Time series animal helpers assist the hero and heroine in all six of the books in the series.

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Saving our Hearts Cover Reveal...

 



SYNOPSIS:

When your whole world shatters and time stands still, recovery is never easy. Plans and dreams, ripped apart now seem impossible and finding a steady rhythm for your beating heart seems unattainable.

Cole Tierney and Grace Rivers had a bright, uncomplicated future ahead of them, but the accident changed that. In the aftermath, there are wide reaching consequences, not only for Cole and Grace, but their loved ones too.

Only together can they battle to survive the impact. Is it enough for them to heal and fight for their future?
With just one glimmer of hope before them, will a small miracle have the strength to save their hearts?When your whole world shatters and time stands still, recovery is never easy. Plans and dreams, ripped apart now seem impossible and finding a steady rhythm for your beating heart seems unattainable.
Cole Tierney and Grace Rivers had a bright, uncomplicated future ahead of them, but the accident changed that. In the aftermath, there are wide reaching consequences, not only for Cole and Grace, but their loved ones too.
Only together can they battle to survive the impact. Is it enough for them to heal and fight for their future?
With just one glimmer of hope before them, will a small miracle have the strength to save their hearts?
When your whole world shatters and time stands still, recovery is never easy. Plans and dreams, ripped apart now seem impossible and finding a steady rhythm for your beating heart seems unattainable.
Cole Tierney and Grace Rivers had a bright, uncomplicated future ahead of them, but the accident changed that. In the aftermath, there are wide reaching consequences, not only for Cole and Grace, but their loved ones too.
Only together can they battle to survive the impact. Is it enough for them to heal and fight for their future?
With just one glimmer of hope before them, will a small miracle have the strength to save their hearts?


Velvet Reed is the pen name of an avid book lover, reviewer and blogger who has turned writer.

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Born and raised in Sydney, Australia; she is a city girl at heart but loves the laid back lifestyle of living in country New South Wales. Married to her first and only love, she is a devoted mother of three who juggles her very active children and their many extracurricular activities, working in the middle of the night, running a blog, and writing.

Velvet's love of reading was realized only three short years ago after the death of her amazing father. She used the escape into the fictional world to help her through her grief and post natal depression, not releasing the great impact so many talented authors would have on her life.



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Take a Bow by C.J. Wells




TAKE A BOW (THE PERFECT PLANS SERIES- BOOK 2) 
SYNOPSIS:

Sometimes, dreams come true. 
And, sometimes…
They seem too good to be true.

So many questions, one affirmation…I am in love with Alexander Tate.  Everything I’ve ever dreamed of was standing right in front of me. My ultimate fantasy come true.  My more.  So, why am I running?
Alex and Aby’s story continues in the powerfully sensual sequel in The Perfect Plans Series, Take a Bow.  The final installment of their story is wrought with jealously, endless desire, sinfully decadent sex, betrayal, humour, empowerment and, of course, love. 



C.J. WELLS BIO:
Co-Authors, and sisters, Christa Gibbs and Jill Syed reside in Ontario, Canada. Born and raised on da’Rock [a.k.a. St. John’s, Newfoundland], their laid back personalities and eclectic sense of humor is indicative of their native roots. Although fluent in Newfinese, both are quite eloquently spoken, showing no remnants of an accent unless alcohol is involved.


Fluent in air-guitar [she trained in Europe], Christa, by day, transforms into her Executive role in the Property Management World. This wonderful position lends credence to her altruistic life experiences lived vicariously through the many residents within her keep. This translates beautifully to her evening endeavors, which include creating lovable characters and interesting storylines [when she’s not catering to her loving ‘Oooge’ — a.k.a. biker hubby]. An avid reader of erotic romance [upwards of two to three novels per week], Christa decided to give her own incessant fairytale sex-capade fantasies a voice.



When she is not behind the camera in her Photography Studio, Jill spends portions of her days mentally cataloging all the reasons why she shouldn’t become an indulgent drinker at the helm of her three young children during the absences of her Pilot husband [though you will hear her undying love and devotion for them often: “blessed”]. Passionately creative, Jill spent many years capturing life moments on film, canvas and even paper. Having dabbled in the writing of many children’s books, all of which ended up covered in dust and never carried through, clarity hit once she collaborated with her sister: “Ohhh, the steamy sex was the missing ingredient”.

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Jarrod Bancroft Series 1-3 by Lizzie Ashworth includes reviews


The Jarrod Bancroft Series
 Lizzie Ashworth
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series Synopsis:
With everything she cared about gone, Dominatrix Macie Fitzgerald has built a new life in service to those seeking pain and submission. She takes pride in her success. When she accepts Jarrod Bancroft’s application to her next training session, she knows he poses a risk to her fragile emotionless world.
Macie fears are confirmed when she discovers that the ten years since he was her high school history student have only made him more magnificent in every way. How long can she resist him? What devastation awaits her if she can’t?
Life has been too easy for Jarrod Bancroft—rich parents, football star, law degree, high powered job, women by the score. Something is missing. He wants whatever Stonybrook Academy can dish out, much as it scares the hell out of him.
Tied to the bed, his body violated in every way, he faces his first night realizing he was right to be afraid. He never imagined this torture and deprivation. And this woman, his sadistic mistress—the voice behind her mask sounds familiar.
Macie faces her biggest challenge as she struggles to fulfill her professional obligation to give Jarrod what he wants, what he needs. But Jarrod soon discovers that Macie is what he wants. What she doesn’t give, he takes—a risky venture when you’re a sub.  Defenseless against his potent charm, Macie breaks every rule she’s made for herself. Heartbreak soon follows.
To complicate matters, a legal hammer hangs over Jarrod’s head at Bancroft Investments threatening to ruin his professional future. Sucked into his father’s illegal business mess, Jarrod’s life takes an unexpected and life-threatening turn. Powerless as a nightmare unfolds around him, Jarrod dreams of his queen, the only woman he wants. But there’s nothing Macie can do for him now.
Told in three parts, the story of Jarrod Bancroft weaves a web of denial and fear, dark family secrets, and wealth at any cost. The lash of a whip is nothing compared to pain like this. When pain feels like love, how does love feel?

Along with romance, love, and erotic pleasures of a more traditional nature, this work includes scenes of sadism, masochism, and sex acts involving multiple and same-sex partners. For mature readers only.



Sami' Reviews: 
Jarrod Bancroft book 1:
Jarrod has had an easy life he grew up in a wealthy family and even studies and athletics came easy to him. Jarrod starts to search for something anything that will challenge him and is referred to an Academy of sorts. This academy is like none other. Macie has suffered a great loss and since then has devoted herself to helping others find the needs they keep hidden from themselves and the world before they become so lost that they lose everything sometimes even their lives. When Jarrod’s application to her academy comes across her desk she is torn. She has wanted Jarrod since he was a student of hers back when she taught high school and is not sure allowing him entrance into her academy would be wise. However she also sees it as an opportunity to help him find himself while she gets to live out one of her fantasies. What can be the harm in that? This is a great beginning to what is sure to be a highly erotic and entertaining series. From the first paragraph you are drawn into a world that few get to experience and makes you want to be a part of it.

Jarrod Bancroft Book 2:
Despite her best efforts Macie decides to take Jarrod on as her personal slave has even gone so far at to have him move in with her after graduation. Daily she struggles with the feelings Jarrod elicits in her, feelings she has sworn she would never have again after the loss of Sam. She doesn’t feel like she can handle another loss and tries her best to diminish her feelings for Jarrod before they get to be too much. Jarrod loves his relationship with Macie it’s the only time he feels naked and bared to the world in more ways than one. The few times he doesn’t have to pretend to be anyone else just obey and on occasion follow his instincts to their natural conclusion. Jarrod finally makes the decision to leave his father’s employ and is then faced with a subpoena to testify about the going ons of the Bancroft Company. Through all of the stuff going on he feels like he can get through it because he has Macie. What happens when Macie finally decides to call it quits? Will really making Jarrod leave help Macie and as she believes Jarrod to get on with their lives? Or will the decision made in fear cause them both immeasurable pain? What happens when Jarrod goes to court to face off against allegations about Bancroft? This story while still highly erotic also has an element of mystery to it as well. The ending of this book will have you running to your nearest book store or computer to purchase the next book in series.

Jarrod Bancroft 3:
Macie and Chris are going out of their minds once they realized that Jarrod was not only missing but abducted. They both try to find ways to help discern his location and who has taken him. Jarrod is slowly going out of his mind being locked in a room with no conversation, nothing to keep him occupied but his thoughts and his fears. Finally he devises a plan of escape. But at what cost? Will his plan even work? If it does how will he get off the island? Who can he really trust? What part of Jarrod Bancroft will actually survive this capture? Will Macie be able to be there for Jarrod in whatever capacity he needs or did she push him too far? Will those who captured him really give up once he escapes or try to finish what they started? This is a great conclusion to a highly erotic and thrilling series.

Excerpt – Book I, A Gift for Jarrod

 Book I, Excerpt :
Jarrod had lost track of the changes underway inside his mind and body. He reacted to light strangely, as if it brought the comfort of food or a warm touch even when it was simply the removal of the blindfold. He became accustomed to the loss of control of his body as he was shackled to his bed at night, no longer pissed when he wanted, no longer held his own penis to do so, no longer even shat without someone in attendance. He ate like an animal off the plate they placed on the floor, food that was unrecognizable although flavorful and evidently nourishing.
There were daily parades into rooms where people waited, all of them masked. He stood with other naked submissives as the masked people chatted, drank, nibbled on hors d’oeuvres, occasionally casting their eyes in his direction, occasionally stroking his body and the cock that strained in front of him. After a first few times of shivering humiliation and terror, he took their glances, their touching, as reassurance. His worry that they might know him, recognize, spread gossip about what they had seen, slowly subsided into the greater submissive state of mind that fed his constant arousal.
No longer questioning his decision to come here, his thoughts now focused on the current situation, the moment in which he existed, whether his attention was captured by the lash or the ever larger plug in his anus, or the engorgement that plagued his genitals. The people who serviced him had become objects of his affection—he wanted to kiss Sal who nightly administered to his fracturing body, the woman who slipped her hand over his cock each morning to help him piss.
Everything excited his senses. He’d never felt so alive. Yet for all the arousal, he had not been allowed to have another ejaculation. The need to release had slipped to the background, no less urgent, no less achingly painful, but one of those things he endured like he endured the beatings. He felt like a stringed instrument, increasingly tuned to a finer and more exquisite tension, waiting for the right moment, the right hand, that would turn him into a beautiful song.
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Excerpt – Book II, Jarrod’s Valentine, Jarrod’s Spring Break

Book II, Excerpt:

Fortunately, Macie’s attempt during those weeks to leave the Academy’s day to day operation to Mark had not succeeded. The man simply couldn’t multi-task. She didn’t know what she’d been thinking anyway. It wasn’t just Chris pointing out her unique qualifications for her role here. Without her hands in Academy business, she had too much time to obsess about Jarrod. To indulge in him, savor him, memorize every inch of his incredible body. To become utterly charmed by his sense of humor and his goddamn quick mind. Christ! She shifted in the chair. The simple memory of some of those moments—hours, days—made her squirm. Her fervent hope, once she came back to her work, was that Jarrod would lose his special place in her attention.
Well, that hadn’t worked out. So now, Dr. Brandon and the torture of psychological analysis.
She stared blindly at the computer screen where an applicant’s form waited her review. If she excelled at anything, it was to pile up projects so deep that she had no fear of running out of things to do. By all rights, Jarrod should occupy less than ten percent of her time. No, he should occupy none of her time. The Academy should be front and center. Enough.
In addition to overseeing the construction roaring along outside, she was working through applications for the August class, a promising array of men and women eager to learn more about this hidden world. The current class was up for graduation in another week. They’d been a relatively routine group, twenty students pursuing the finer points of submission. Aside from pushing trainees through the harsh realities of their chosen fetish, beginner classes heavily stressed the “do no harm” axiom that served as the bedrock of any legitimate training course. So at least, however they might muddle through their future efforts, she felt reasonably confident no one would get hurt.
That was her job. Students paid for her experience, her attention. Instead, they were getting fragments of her while her attention kept disappearing into daydreams about Jarrod. Things had been a hell of a lot simpler before he ever appeared on the Academy roster. What the hell was she going to do?
Jarrod slipped in her office door silently and placed the mug of steaming coffee at its exact spot on her desk, then stepped back and waited. Her gaze raked over his form, the youthful flush on his skin, the lean, perfectly developed muscle across his chest, shoulders, and arms, the sinewy hands that had pleasured her so many times. She stifled a sigh as her body responded instantly to his presence.
His silent request didn’t go unnoticed. He knew better than to push too far, but he was pushing. She could feel him. Well, she would definitely not reward him this morning.
Her stare slid down the rippled abs, tracking the narrowing line of dark hair that trailed down from his belly button. She let her glance linger on the purplish hue of his cockhead and licked her lips, instantly aware of a hitch in his breath. He knew what a temptation he presented and didn’t fail to take advantage. Not for the first time, her glance at his compelling face found a disciplined submissive with only the tiniest curl at the corner of his provocative mouth revealing the insolent rebel lurking inside.
It was more than she could stand.
“Come around,” she motioned impatiently, pointing to the side of her chair. Great. Break your rules as fast as you make them. She was helpless around him. And hopeless. Ridiculous.
He moved immediately to position and she knew without looking that the curl at the corner of his mouth had grown slightly larger. Ignoring the need to discipline his attitude, she yielded to her desire and reached the tip of her tongue to the hot skin of his swollen glans. His familiar musky scent swarmed through her nose as she licked the tight surface.
Gooseflesh erupted down her arms and her energy clicked up a couple of notches. His body heat radiated against her forehead. Nothing beat the taste of cock in the morning. 


Excerpt – Book III, Day in Paradise, Homecoming

Book III -- Excerpt:
As the trainees lined up in small groups at each of the tables, Macie turned to walk away. Her gaze landed squarely on Jarrod who stood rigid in the doorway, his eyes snapping fire. Her breath caught in her throat. She surveyed his lean frame, no longer thin, not haggard, his muscled body instantly familiar in jeans and a white dress shirt with thin blue stripes. The sleeves were rolled halfway up his forearms. For a second, it felt like nothing had changed and they would go home and tear off each other’s clothes.
Damn, how could she forget the impact of his heart-stopping good looks, his cocky stare? Her nipples bunched. A bolt of electricity spiked down her belly. If he had given the slightest inclination, she would have followed him to the nearest bed. Truly, she didn’t trust herself to speak. Instead, she stood paralyzed, hoping yet dreading what he had to say.
“A word,” he said brusquely, cocking his head toward the hallway.
She followed him, already positive that whatever he came for, it wasn’t to reunite. On top of his natural predatory grace, his body emanated an elevated level of tension. He didn’t wait for her or make any effort to walk alongside her, and she followed nervously as he marched along three steps ahead. They walked to the outside patio that opened from her office, the entire distance a nightmare of worry, anticipation, and blind hunger.
He stopped in the middle of the patio and turned. His intense blue stare quickly surveyed their surroundings. Construction noise echoed across the open field. In the distance, the tree line hummed with summer insects and birdsong. Above, a few white clouds hung in a deep azure sky.
His short black hair glistened in the sun and a whiff of his scent penetrated her nostrils. Dear God, she didn’t know how she lived without him. She wanted to press her lips against his, trail her kisses down his neck, down his chest. Thread her fingers through his thick hair. Her hands longed to hold his wide shoulders, caress his strong arms, pull his hips against hers. The need for him strained like a tight cord between them so that she had to steer herself to one of the chairs and sit with her hands gripping the armrests in order to keep from touching him.
He made no effort to touch her.
He turned and sat across from her, leaning forward with a dark expression. “Are you aware you’re under watch by the F.B.I.?” he asked without prelude.

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Until recently, sex scenes in most books erupted behind closed doors. I hated that fade-to-black point in a story. Why has it been acceptable to describe the details of violence, hate, fear, anger, and greed, but not the up-close-and-personal descriptions of touch, desire, and love?
I feel fortunate that modern sensibilities in publishing mean sex scenes now keep the bedroom door open. For those of us interested, stories can show readers the tingle of flesh and follow through to the heavy breathing and sweaty finish. It's about damn time.
I like to show a process in my stories where discovery or acknowledgment of sexual pleasure or desire is key to character development. Just like in real life. I believe sex can be a truly transformative experience.
Reading has been a passion in my life. My bachelor's degree as well as some graduate work focused on writing. Marriage, children, and a career limited my writing time for many years, but I'm back to life on my own terms now. So look out--more sexy stories on the way!
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An Almost Perfect Christmas Release Day Blitz and Review


An Almost Perfect Christmas
by Donna Fasano
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 1, 2014



Aaron Chase is desperate to give his young daughter a perfect holiday, and Pediatric Nurse Christy Cooper agrees to help him. Then the impish eight-year-old talks the adults into a make-believe wedding. Can the magic of Christmas transform the pretend vows into true love?


Wow! I don't even know where to begin. This story will totally pull on your heart strings.be sure to have a box of tissues on hand. Little Lizzie battling Leukemia only wants one wish to have the perfect Christmas. Her dad Aaron decides to give her just that and hopes that one of the nurses at the hospital will play mom for the weekend. Christy a sweet nurse who helps tend to Izzie decides to give it a chance and spends Christmas with them. Little did they know buy Christy had also lost her daughter. A sweet, enduring book one that will make you hold your little one a bit closer.Be sure to check out this book and all of the others Donna has written.







USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano has written over 30 romance and women's fiction books that have sold 4 million copies worldwide. Look for Ehefrau auf Zeit (German Edition) due out September 16th, published by Amazon Crossing, and the first novel of the brand new 3-book Ocean City Boardwalk Series called Following His Heart, due to be released at the end of October.








The Perfect Wave Blog Tour & Review


Book: The Perfect Wave
Author: A.J. Pryor
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Synopsis:
Things are heating up in A.J. Pryor’s seductive new novel, The Perfect Wave.
Jessica Baker, the twenty-six-year-old daughter of a Texas oil tycoon, likes to have the upper hand. She enjoys the freedom that comes with wealth and sails through life on her terms.
Until the day she meets Roan Anders: sexy surfer, extreme sports agent, and verifiable playboy.
He is the one man who has the power to anchor her heart or break it wide open.
Both try to deny the intense chemistry flowing between them and embark on a friendship that is destined to get complicated. Lust and desire ignite their feelings from a slow burn into a raging fire, and what started out as platonic, quickly flares into something impossible to contain.
Jessica soon learns that being born into a life of luxury can’t protect her from heartache when a woman from Roan’s past surfaces with allegations that turn Jessica's world upside down.
Is Roan capable of commitment? Will Jessica’s family accept the man she’s chosen? Can their love survive the rocky waters they’ve suddenly encountered? Find out in this sexy and emotional story that explores how one’s past can change the course of one’s life forever.
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Tabitha's Review

A wonderfully written book of real love and heartache.
Roan a surfer and ladies man wanted what he didn't think he could have Jessica (aka. Locks)
Jessica beautiful blonde and nearly picture perfect secretly did want Roan. Both afraid of their feelings for one another they decide to become friends. Will their friendship be ruined through their impeccable chemistry and jealousy for one another? Can Jessica get past the whorish ways of Roan and being the lady's man that he is? Can Jessica overcome her wealth that was handed to her on a silver platter and just settle for her surfer boy. A fabulous read. I will definitely be reading more from A.J.
Author Bio:
A.J. Pryor lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, you can find her at the beach, the yoga studio, or the soccer field with her girls. An avid reader of Adult, New Adult and Young Adult novels, her Kindle is always an arm’s length away. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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