Monday, January 28, 2019

Blog Tour : Covert Games (Redemption Harbor #6) by Katie Reus

Title: Covert Danger

Author: Katie Reus

Genre: Romantic Suspense

About Covert Danger:

She was supposed to be a means to an end… Redemption Harbor Consulting’s greatest enemy, Alexei Kuznetsov, is in their sights. For RHC cofounder Leighton, toppling the treacherous criminal’s empire is one more small step toward making up for his own past. To destroy Kuznetsov, he’ll go through the Russian’s niece, a woman Leighton suspects may also be guilty of dirty deeds. A woman he doesn’t count on wanting…who boils his blood and makes Leighton want things he doesn’t deserve with someone he can’t have. Now she’s everything to him… Despite other prospects, family loyalty has Lucy Carreras running one of her uncle’s prosperous hotels. But the longer she observes its operations, the more she believes the elegant establishment is host to some shady exploits. When her suspicions are confirmed by Leighton—a dangerous man straight out of her fantasies—Lucy’s entire world explodes when she learns just how evil her uncle’s sins are. Now she can’t stand by and let it continue. She and Leighton will take Alexei down together…if they can survive the deadly storm hurtling toward them.  

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“I’m pretty sure I picked up a tail on the way back,” Leighton said quietly into his phone. He was in the bathroom of the Presidential Suite with the shower running. He’d done a scan for bugs and other electronics and was certain he wasn’t being listened to, but he was still taking extra precautions. Right now more than ever they had to be careful. “Did you get a good look?” Colt asked. “No. Just a feeling I’ve had before. Could be nothing but my instinct tells me otherwise. And I didn’t get that feeling until I got close to the actual casino.” “Well, you did go out with Kuznetsov’s niece. He or someone who works for him could be keeping an eye on you. But…do you need to pull out?” Colt asked, his tone deadly serious. “I think if my cover was blown, I’d know.” He’d already thought about it and he wanted to stay put. “I don’t want to pull out yet. I want to scout the casino floor again at least one more night, see what we can pick up on cameras. Gage still hasn’t completely infiltrated their system.” And Leighton didn’t think Kuznetsov would stop running women simply because his niece had stumbled onto a small portion of his operation. No, the asshole would just get smarter about it. Kuznetsov liked money too much. “All right. We’ve all got your back regardless. And if something happens, I have no doubt you’ll be able to fight your way out.” Leighton half laughed. “Glad you’ve got so much faith in me.” “So how was lunch with her? Did you get a better feel for her?” Leighton wasn’t certain how to answer that. He decided to go with the truth, however. “I really like her.” Colt was silent for a long moment. “Like her, like her? Or…” “Like her, like her.” “You’re serious.” Colt’s tone was neutral. “Yeah. I kissed her. And I can tell myself that it was all part of the job but I’d be lying. You have a right to know. I’m not going to screw things up but I am seriously attracted to this woman. It took me by surprise. I…didn’t expect any of this. Flat out, I just like her. After hearing the recording today, it seems pretty clear she’s not involved with her uncle’s operation. And she volunteers at a suicide hotline.” He felt like a fool for letting his emotions get entangled but he wasn’t a damn robot, and Lucy Carreras had gotten under his skin. Colt let out a rough sigh. “This isn’t the end of the world. Maybe it’s a good thing. Because we might need to use her as an asset.” Leighton’s jaw tightened. He didn’t like the thought of using Lucy at all or even thinking of her as an asset. He understood this op was about more than him and his wants and needs, but that didn’t mean he had to like it. Lucy was more than an asset.  

About Katie Reus:

Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, and IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. Her book Avenger’s Heat recently won the Georgia RWA Maggie Award for Excellence in the fantasy/paranormal category.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Blog Tour and #Giveaway ~ Free (Chaos #6) by Kristen Ashley @KristenAshley68 #RockChickPress #ChaosFinalRide #RushandRebelRock


Through good times, bad times and times of war, Cole “Rush” Allen grew up in the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Along this journey, he watched his father, Tack, and his MC brothers fight, sweat, bleed and die to steer the Club to legitimacy.

And they’ve got one more battle on their hands.

A battle they have to win.

But when Rush meets the woman who put herself right in the thick of it, he knows he has to stop at nothing to get her out.

Rebel Stapleton has lost someone she loves to murder and she’s the kind of woman who’s going to do something about it. She puts her career on the line, and her life, to bring the man who did it to justice.

That is, she does this until Rush Allen intervenes.

Chaos is at war and they’re about to face the ultimate showdown. They’ll have to negotiate skeletons from the past, enemies becoming allies, and loved ones in the line of fire on their ride to be



It was a bittersweet experience reading Free. As much as I longed for Rush's story, I knew it would sadly mark the end of this exceptional series. And with story-lines and tensions escalating across several novels, I was consumed with both excitement and fear re-entering Chaos's world, worried about the welfare of all the brothers, especially my man Tack. As expected, Kristen Ashley led me on another incredible journey as she penned a moving tale of undeniable love, vengeance, forgiveness, seeking redemption, finding salvation, and most importantly the unbreakable bonds of family, friendship and brotherhood.

I adored the young Cole "Rush" Allen in Motorcycle Man and fell completely in love with the man he became in Free. As promised, he matured to be every bit as sexy, growly, protective and possessive as his dad, but with a gentler side. Being his father's son, Cole possesses great wisdom. He's a man who immediately recognizes what he wants, and will stop at nothing to seize it.

True to his character's name, Rush quickly falls for the spirited woman who caught his eye and wastes no time in claiming Rebel Stapleton's heart. All in all, Rush was the ideal swoon-worthy hero and a total dream man.

When first introduced to Diesel's sister in More than Everything a Honey Series Novella, I knew Rebel would be perfect for Rush. A fiery and feisty redhead who's compassionate, quirky, has a great sense of humor and lots of sass ~ she's a cross between Rock Chick cool and badass biker babe. A woman who feels deeply and has a heart of gold, Rebel selflessly gives all of herself to those she loves. Her connection with Rush is not only passionate but instantaneous, easygoing and virtually drama free.

This read differs from the others within the series, whose focus revolved around the couple, their courtship, and a fair share of angst. Here, the romance was entwined within the several ongoing plot-lines. I found myself both wanting more time with these endearing characters, as well as missing the relationship tension I'm used to from these gritty bikers and their women. Regardless, Free is so much more than simply Rush and Rebel's story. It was Kristen Ashley's final love letter to the Chaos brotherhood as she paved their well-deserved and overdue path to freedom.

The story flowed from various points of view including that of Rush, Rebel, Tack, Snapper, the lunatic Benito, and others who were involved in the club's decades-long problems. It was fascinating experiencing events unfold through different eyes. So many memorable moments made this read captivating and enjoyable. The brothers' hilarious banter and the sheer craziness of some lovable secondary characters had me giggling. Holding my breath during several intense, heart-pounding scenes as the villains in this saga had me utterly panicked. Feeling anxious over the Benito situation and conflicted with its outcome. And savoring the passion not only between the main characters but another couple who I ABSOLUTELY ADORED. However, the most unforgettable and heartwarming moments were those between father and son. Tack and Rush have a unique bond and the level of love, trust, respect, and loyalty they shared overwhelmed me.

Free was tremendously emotional, and there are no words to describe how remarkably KA wove each story-line together to tie every loose end into one spool of thread. A definite must-read, but know that with its beginnings rooted in Motorcycle Man, and plot-lines developing throughout each installment, this is not a standalone novel. Thrilled to see cameos from so many past loves like Knight, Raid and some of the Hot Bunch/Dream Man hotties. Additionally, fans of the Honey Series will be happy to see D, Mad, and Sixx made an OTT grand appearance ~ which added a new, unexpected and different vibe to this story. 
Finally, of all the series in KA's literary world, Chaos is undoubtedly my favorite, and I am beside myself with sadness that it has ended. Hopefully, we will see these characters sometime in the future, perhaps in romances featuring Dutch and Jagger Black.

In this manner, they guided me onto 6th Avenue and all the way down that long, heavily trafficked, three-lane bastard into the foothills. I lost my side bikes on the small mountain town roads that led to back country roads, the guy to the left going forward to lead the pack, the guy to the right falling back.
It did not make me feel cozy and happy when we hit a gravel road, in the middle of nowhere, that was winding and ended at a remote cabin that did not look like it was set up to play its role as a vacation relaxation station.
More like where Jason might show with an ax.
The bikes stopped.
I stopped, cut the ignition to my Subaru, tossed open my door, hauled myself out, slammed my door and advanced fast on who I was guessing was the leader of the pack.
The guy who’d rode to my left.
He was off his bike when I got there.
He was also taller than I’d have guessed.
He definitely rocked that leather jacket.
And he had a great head of thick, dark hair that was overlong. So long one side of the front was tucked behind his ear and it was flippy messy in the back in a way that practically begged a woman to grab hold.
I did not grab hold.
I got up to the toes of my boots and shouted in his face, “"You could have killed yourself, asshole!"
"Calm down",” he growled.
Oh yeah.
His voice was deep and gravelly, rumbling up his chest and out his mouth in a way I could almost trace that shit.
I ignored this additional nugget of awesomeness that made this biker and yelled, “"Calm down? Calm down? Are you insane?"” I took a step back and threw out both arms. “"I'm in the middle of nowhere at Jason’s Lodge o’ Ax Murdering Fun with a pack of bikers when I should right now be home, meditating or some shit."”
His head tipped to the side. “"You meditate?"”
I didn’t answer that.
I said, “"Newsflash. When a bunch of dudes on bikes wearing leather jackets with patches surrounds a woman’s car, she’s not gonna go Thelma and Louise on their asses on the exit ramp off Speer Boulevard to I-25, which is right in the heart of the city, which means right in the heart of Denver traffic. She might hurt them. More, she might hurt herself. But most, she might hurt some unsuspecting single mom on her way home from work to feed her kids and later, lament her choice of their deadbeat dad who’s off banging his secretary.”"
"It gonna sink in we're here safe, so you can be done yelling at me?"” he asked.
"Am I safe?" I asked back.
"You gotta ask that, you don’t know Chaos,"” he retorted.
"Well, another newsflash, stud, I don’t know Chaos,"” I shot back.
He leaned into me.
I smelled leather, fresh air, and the remnants of some sharp, tangy aftershave that I kid you not, actually tightened my clit.
"Well, you’re about to know Chaos, so let’s get on to that,"” he rumbled at me. "Get inside."
"I want your promise right here you’re not gonna ax murder me when I go inside that cabin," I snapped.
He sighed.
From around us, I heard a deep chuckle, actually a few of them.
"We’re not gonna ax murder you." He sounded beleaguered.
He sounded beleaguered.

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn't taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen's Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning. Nothing's changed. Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she's blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched). Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.



Friday, January 18, 2019

Cover Reveal ~ Handle With Care by Helena Hunting @HelenaHunting

Handle with Care   
Coming August 27, 2019. 
The next book set in Helena Hunting's hilarious and sexy world of Shacking Up!

I’m startled out of my thoughts when my brother jumps up and shouts a bunch of profane nonsense, hands flailing like he’s trying to swim on land, or approximate the chicken dance while on an LSD trip.
“You can’t do this! It’s absolute bullshit!” Armstrong yells.
I look around the table, trying to piece together what I missed.
“I’m sorry, Armstrong. I know this is a shock, but we feel it’s in the company’s best interest to put Lincoln at the helm during this transitional stage,” G-mom says firmly.
At the helm? I look to G-mom who’s busy not looking at me.
Armstrong jabs at finger at himself. “But I’m the one who’s put in all the time here! I deserve to run the company! Lincoln doesn’t know the first thing about Moorehead. All he knows how to do is dig wells and forage for food in the wilderness. How are those valuable assets here?” He turns his attention to our mother. “Did you know about this? How can you let this happen? Look at him. How can that be the face of our company? He looks like he crawled out of a gutter and mugged a twenty-year-old college kid on a bender. How is this better for our bottom line?”
My mother clasps her hands in front of her. “I’m sorry, Armstrong, but this decision wasn’t mine to make. I know this is hard for you, but your grandmother and fath—”
Armstrong stomps his foot, exactly as a toddler would. “The company is mine! Lincoln can’t have it!”
I raise a hand, half to quiet my brother and also to find out what the freaking deal is. “Whoa, let’s back this bus up.  Can someone explain what’s going on?”
“You’ve been appointed as the CEO of Moorehead Media, according to the will,” Christophe—no R, because that would make it far too pedestrian a name—my father’s lawyer says.
I’m working on trying to remain calm as I address my grandmother. “You didn’t say anything about me being CEO. You said you needed my help.”
“Running the company, yes,” she says through a practiced, stiff smile.
It’s her warning face, but seriously, when she said she needed my help for a few months I figured it meant I’d be keeping Armstrong in line while she sorted out who was going to take over the company, which I realize now was a stupid assumption.
“I didn’t think that meant CEO. How am I going to run a company with this dickhead on staff?” I motion to my brother.
“The name calling is unnecessary,” G-mom replies.
“Lincoln’s not even part of this family! He hasn’t attended one event in the past five years except for Dad’s funeral. He didn’t bother coming to my wedding and now he’s going to run the company? How is that fair?”
I snort. “Your wedding was an expensive joke.”
He crosses his arms over his chest. “I was set up. Amalie had cold feet and made me out to look like the bad guy.”
The woman beside him shoots him disgusted look.
Armstrong clears his throat and tugs at his collar. “My wedding is not the real issue. The point is that you’ve never involved yourself in any part of this family and now you think you can come in and take over. I will not stand by and let this happen!” He keeps jabbing his finger at me, as if he’s engaged in a finger sword fight.
I lean back in my chair and lace my fingers behind my neck. Armstrong has always been reactive. And self-absorbed. For a while it seemed like he finally had it together—back when he was engaged. But ever since that fiasco of a wedding he seems to have come completely unglued. Again. But worse this time. “Someone needs a timeout.”

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She's writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Release Blitz : Burning For Autumn by Freya Barker

Title: Burning For Autumn (On Call Series #1) 
Author: Freya Barker 
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Release Date: January 8, 2019 
Cover Designer: Freya Barker 

When Autumn McCoy accepted a temporary work contract in Durango, she thought it would be a safe way to add some spark to her existence. She may be getting more than she bargained for when she finds herself the target of impending danger.The outspoken forty-two-year-old isn’t prepared for that spark to ignite flames threatening to engulf every aspect of her life.
Buried under the weight of responsibilities, all interim Chief of Police, Keith Blackfoot, wants is to get back to good old-fashioned detecting. He gets his chance when an encounter with a feisty redhead
seems to incite a wave of arson cases. Although a visit from friend and firefighter, Roman “Chief” Proudfit, provides some direction, he’s left to battle an invisible menace fueling fires that could leave his town—and his heart—in ashes.

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Burning for Autumn by Freya Barker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a thrilling and passionate story. I love my romantic suspense and Freya Barker is a queen of balancing romance with knuckle biting mystery and action. Autumn is truly a fitting name for our feisty heroine. Red-head, head strong and independent. She's got layers and only the added strength of Keith can get under. He's strong too yet loyal and protective. This community Freya built up seemed homey and inviting. I loved all the secondary characters and really can't wait for more. This couple showed how sometimes strength is better when you're a team as it solidifies and increases the foundation your building. Great epilogue.
5 stars Freya, loved it.

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Freya Barker inspires with her stories about 'real’ people, perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy.
She is the author of the Cedar Tree and Portland, ME Series, the Northern Lights Collection and the Rock Point Series. She is also co-author of the SnapShot Series.
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