Friday, September 30, 2016

New Release ~ Sweet Dreams by Nina Lane @NinaLaneAuthor


ABOUT Sweet Dreams

He may own a candy company, but this wealthy bachelor is no Willy Wonka.

Sugar Rush Candy Company CEO Luke Stone is a devoted businessman who doesn't do relationships. He does short-term affairs with clearly defined rules. But when a sexy bohemian angel propositions him in a bar, Luke is tempted to want more.

Polly Lockhart is horrified when she wakes the morning after her twenty-third birthday to realize she made a fool of herself with a sinfully delicious man. She tells herself she doesn't have time for romance anyway, as she's fighting to keep her mother's beloved bakery afloat and finish her culinary studies. That all changes when her class tours the famed Sugar Rush headquarters, and Polly collides with her dream man again.

As she succumbs to their hot attraction, Polly soon realizes her bakery isn't the only thing that needs saving. Luke, driven and unyielding, will burn out unless someone convinces him to taste the sweetness of life. But can Polly remember this sugar rush is only temporary?

New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances and spicy erotica. Originally from California, she holds a PhD in Art History and an MA in Library and Information Studies, which means she loves both research and organization. She also enjoys traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Although Nina would go back to college for another degree because she's that much of a bookworm and a perpetual student, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer.

Cover design by Perfect Pear Creative Covers
Photography by Wander Aguiar
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Monday, September 26, 2016

New Release ~ The Goal (Off-Campus #4) by Elle Kennedy @ElleKennedy

She’s good at achieving her goals…

College senior Sabrina James has her whole future planned out: graduate from college, kick butt in law school, and land a high-paying job at a cutthroat firm. Her path to escaping her shameful past certainly doesn’t include a gorgeous hockey player who believes in love at first sight. One night of sizzling heat and surprising tenderness is all she’s willing to give John Tucker, but sometimes, one night is all it takes for your entire life to change.

But the game just got a whole lot more complicated

Tucker believes being a team player is as important as being the star. On the ice, he’s fine staying out of the spotlight, but when it comes to becoming a daddy at the age of twenty-two, he refuses to be a bench warmer. It doesn’t hurt that the soon-to-be mother of his child is beautiful, whip-smart, and keeps him on his toes. The problem is, Sabrina’s heart is locked up tight, and the fiery brunette is too stubborn to accept his help. If he wants a life with the woman of his dreams, he’ll have to convince her that some goals can only be made with an assist.

4 Stars

Ever since Tucker made his surprising announcement at the end of “The Score”, I could not wait to get my hands on his story and did a little happy dance when it finally popped up on my kindle. So excited for more hockey hotness from one of my favorite college/sport romance series. A lovable hunk of a hero, a sassy chick, moments of laughter, and off the charts steaminess, Elle Kennedy scored another win with the roller coaster ride that was Tucker and Sabrina’s relationship in the “The Goal”.

Sabrina was very fortunate to catch the eye of the handsome and charming John Tucker. Gentle, affectionate and extremely patient, he was the perfect compliment to her stubborn character. However, going into this read, I had my reservations about this couple. Following the series, Sabrina had an icy vibe and I wasn’t convinced she was “the one” for Tucker. After seeing her unfortunate circumstances and struggles, I understood why she was so closed off. Sabrina had a tough life, which causes her to be extremely driven and focused on her future. I got where she was coming from and respected her determination, but felt her character held back. I wanted Sabrina to get over her hang-ups, open up and accept all the love and support Tucker generously offered sooner in the story. Regardless, they had chemistry and were good together. Tucker was a nurturer and I loved the way he gave Sabrina exactly what she needed.

Even though I adore all of Kennedy’s hockey heroes, Tucker became my favorite. Wonderfully sweet and super sexy, he instantly melted me. It was so easy to fall in love with this laid-back southern gentleman with a heart of gold and dirty mouth. Overly romantic and charismatic, Tucker had me gushing the entire story. He was amazingly swoon-worthy.

All in all, “The Goal” was a steamy read that I devoured in one sitting. I enjoyed revisiting these crazy couples and chuckling over their hijinks while savoring Tucker and Sabrina’s journey. Although these are mainly lighthearted romances, this read had a more serious feel, especially seeing Beau once again. *Deep sigh* Experiencing the tragedy broke my heart…again. This can certainly be read as a standalone even though it’s the fourth book within the series. But, I highly recommend reading from the beginning to truly appreciate the dynamics of these loony characters’ relationships and their bonds of friendships. A good choice for when you’re in the mood for a fun and sexy read.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review

A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Cover Reveal ~ Take Me With You by Nina G. Jones @NinaGJones @bookenthupromo


Book Title: Take Me With You 
Author: Nina G. Jones 
Genre: Dark Romance 
Release Date: October 17, 2016 
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions

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I watch.
I study.
I prowl.
I hunt.

I always go in with a plan. A set of rules for myself. I don’t take unnecessary risks. That’s how I’ve been able to evade capture all these years.

But there’s something about this girl that is different than the others. When I finally meet her, the rules become a blur. And I break the most important one of all—I take her with me.
It’s just my imagination—that feeling of being watched. That those icy eyes— a vivid turquoise with a distinct golden fleck—aren’t watching me.

It’s just stress. I am the person everyone relies on. Maybe that’s why I haven’t been feeling so content with my life lately. Why I dream those eyes belong to someone who can tear me away from all of my responsibilities.

But these are just shameful fantasies, never meant to breach reality.

Then one night, the dream comes true, only it’s a horrific nightmare.

Now, I only have one task: survival.

You don't stare the devil in the eyes and come out without some of his sin. You can't beat the devil without becoming like him. You can't appeal to his kindness, so you have to learn to play his games. You lie, you fuck, you manipulate, you fight, you hurl insults, until you do whatever it takes to win the battle. Every time you do those things, you understand him a little more. Until finally, he becomes your ally. You think you've won, that you've made him more like you. But the truth is, it's the other way around. So that even when you win, you've lost.



Nina G. Jones is the author of seven full-length novels of various romance and erotica sub-genres. Her latest novel, Take Me With You, releases on October 17th.
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