Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Remy by Katy Evans

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Title: Remy

Author: Katy Evans

Date of Publication: November 26, 2013

Publisher: Gallery Books

Blog Tour Hosted by: The SUBClub Books

Synopsis

Underground fighter Remington Tate is a mystery, even to himself. His mind is dark and light, complex and enlightening. At times his actions and moods are carefully measured, and at others, they spin out of control.

Through it all, there’s been one constant: wanting, needing, loving, and protecting Brooke Dumas. This is his story; from the first moment he laid eyes on her and knew, without a doubt, she would be the realest thing he’s ever had to fight for.

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We go toe-to-toe. I feint and Hammer swings, opening his side. So I jab his ribs, feel the satisfying punch race up my arm, and we bounce apart. Hammer is stupid in the head. He falls for all my feints and never covers right. I ram him hard enough to make him bounce on the ropes and drop to his knees. He shakes his head and hops to his feet after a moment. I love this. My heart pumps slowly. My every muscle knows where to move, what to do, where to send my power—right from my center, up my chest, shoulder, down the length of my arms, to the tips of my fucking knuckles that hit with the force of a charging bull.

I take him down, and then I do the same with the next foe. And the next.

A powerful energy takes over me as I fight, and I fight knowing that Brooke Dumas watches me. If there’s anything in my head other than winning, it’s that I want her to think inside that lovely round head of hers that she has never, ever, seen a man like me.

By the time the tenth guy falls, sweat coats my chest, and as the ringmaster raises my arm, I’m anxious to see the look in her eyes. I want to see that she liked it, that she—like everyone else in this room—thinks I’m the shit. Our eyes lock, my gut goes hard and twisted and wild with desire, and I smile at her as I try to catch my breath.

When the ringmaster releases my arm, I cross the ring, jump over the cord, and land in the aisle, watching her part her lips in shock as I come over.

People go crazy when I go outside the ring, and they’re losing their shit right now.

The whole room screams with their applause and cheers. And I know they all can see where my gaze rests and where I’m headed.

“Kiss his heart out, woman!”

“You don’t deserve him, you bitch!”

“You go, girl!”

I smile down at this woman who has stolen my thoughts, and as I wonder if she wants me to, she looks pleadingly up at me, almost begging me not to kiss her here. My blood simmers as I remember her lips on mine, but it won’t be happening again.

Not until you’re ready, Brooke Dumas.

I bend to her and scent her hair, whispering at her temple, “Sit tight. I’ll send someone over for you.”

I back off before I lose it, and climbing up into the ring, I steal one last look at her. My chest does all kinds of strange things when our eyes lock.

“Riptide, people!” the announcer screams.

The yells feed me. I suck them in with a smile, full of pride and satisfaction. I can see in every one of these people’s eyes that I’m the man. But I want to see it in her eyes. That. I’m. The Man.

The man who wants to be hers.

Review

**WARNING**  Do not read this review without first reading RULE and MINE, it contains spoilers.

REMY is the perfect end to Brooke and Remy’s story!!  We finally get a chance to hear the story from his perspective.  RULE and MINE are both told through Brookes eyes and it was so nice to see what was going through Remy’s head.  This book solidifies my love for him.  I loved that the book picked up where MINE left off but also went back to tell the whole story.  Katy’s writing was again flawless!  There was never any confusion between the past and present; it flowed so nicely.  Also I didn’t feel as if I was reading a repeat of either book.  It was totally fresh and through Remy’s eyes.  Katy developed such a magnificent character in Remy.  He is so complex with such depth and that is not an easy feat to put down on paper.  He is so easy to develop a connection to and I loved seeing his many layers exposed in this book.  All in all I could not of picked a better way to end this story.  Yes, there is still RIPPED (Pandora’s story) and RAW (Mel’s story) to look forward to but I am not sure how much of Remy and Brooke we will see.  I am content to leave them where REMY ends.  This series will go down as a very favorite of mine and I feel so honored to be able to review them.  Thank you Katy for bringing us Remy and Brooke!!!

5*****

♥ Sophie

About the Author

Katy Evans

 Hey! I’m Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I’d love to hear from you!

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway ~ Promiscuous (Tease #2) by Missy Johnson

 
Expected Release Date: January 2014 
 
When you're a twenty-year-old triple platinum singer you get an image.

Except mine was all wrong. On drugs; pregnant; fucking my manager.

But I wasn't; it was all lies. I was a good girl.

But now I'm done being the good girl, because it has gotten me nowhere.
I spent the last year in love with a guy who I was paying to fuck me.
 
A guy who fell in love with someone else.
 
But now I’m over it. Now it's about me.


If the world thinks I’m a bad girl, then hell, that’s what I’ll be.
 

I’ll show them bad.
Let’s find out how promiscuous I can be.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture).

When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cover Re-Reveal ~ Holding Out by Lila Rose

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Synopsis

Zara Edgingway is a twenty-six-year-old secretary. She has a daughter that apparently knows-it-all and a best friend that could possibly have the mouth of Satan, but she’s been with her through hell and back. Then there’s the hunk’a’licious biker neighbour finally showing interest in her.
If only she isn’t about to face her next obstacle in life, the one she ran from six years ago: her ex husband.

Talon Marcus is the president of the Hawks Motorcycle Club. For two years he’s had his eye on the quiet, reclusive, yet sassy, neighbour Zara. Finally, he has the chance to claim her as his woman. Just when her past catches up with her, she’ll need, not only his protection, but the help from his biker brothers.
Now, if only she’d stop fighting him along the way.

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Unlocking the door and swinging it open, I realized I should have hoped a little harder. Talon stood there looking spunky in dark jeans, a black tee, and motorcycle boots. His hair looked wet from a recent shower, and I wondered if I could blow-dry it for him with my mouth. My traitorous heart leaped, my body tingled, and…what the frig? How’d my underwear get wet already? Wait, had I peed myself? I looked down at the floor. Nope, wasn’t wet.

That meant only one thing. “I need to get laid or break out my Gold Finger on maximum speed.”

Deanna burst out laughing, and Talon seemed smug. I looked at them both confused. Oh, hell no. I did not just say that aloud. See! Drinks, Talon, and me. It was a no-go!

 

Teaser 2:

“I really hate this talkin’ shit. I want you as my woman. Long-fuckin’-term. I know we still got a lot’ta shit we need to learn ’bout one another, but that’s the best part. For once in my life, I’ll try to be patient, for you.”

 

Teaser 3:

“Kitten, please look at me.”

“Why?”

“So I can tell you how fuckin’ sorry I am. I wish you’d never seen that, ‘cause it will never happen again. And I wish I could take that pained look I saw on your face, those tears that fell from your eyes, and wipe away any hurt you felt.”

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Lila Rose lives in country Victoria Australia with her husband and two children. When she isn’t writing she’s trying to control her mob from killing each other and helping her husband with the family business. Lila Has always dabbled in writing, though, only recently will have her debut novel Holding Out released in December 2013. Then she’ll just need to find time to bring out more from the Hawks Motorcycle Club series.

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Blogging Buddies Book Club ~ One to Hold by Tia Louise

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Synopsis

 WARNING: Mature themes, strong language and sexual content. Recommended for adult readers (18+) only!

Derek Alexander is an ex-Marine, ex-cop, and the top investigator in his field. Melissa Jones is a small-town girl trying to escape her troubled past.

When the two intersect in a bar in Arizona, their sexual chemistry is off the charts. But what is revealed during their “one week stand” only complicates matters.

Because she’ll do everything in her power to get away from the past, but he’ll do everything he can to hold her.

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We have an exciting excerpt from Tia’s upcoming release One to Keep!!

Excerpt from ONE TO KEEP

by Tia Louise

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expected release January 16, 2014

© 2013, Tia Louise

 ~Patrick + Elaine~

 We sat with our bodies touching, and we sat apart, her feet in my lap. But that never lasted long before we were back to bodies touching again. Finally, I looked around at the deserted patio and realized how late it was.

I could see she was tired, and I stood, holding out my hand to help her up. “I’ll walk you back to the spa.”

She nodded slowly and took my hand. We didn’t speak the entire way back, and stopping in front of the entrance, all I could think about were her lips and covering them with mine. I’d been thinking about it all night, but I wanted to take it slow. I wanted to handle this one differently—right for a change.

Stepping forward, I paused just before our mouths met, making sure. Her breath whispered over my cheek, and her eyes rose to mine. Then she smiled. In a flash she was in my arms, our bodies molded together, tongues lightly meeting for the first time. After all we’d shared, it felt inevitable, holding each other this way, the faint taste of peppermint in my mouth, heat rising below my waist.

It was only a kiss, but it was the most powerful exchange I’d had in months. Her body drew me in until my heart beat with hers, and my soul felt threaded to her very breath. My lips traveled to her jaw, to her cheek and then to her ear. She was amazing.

“Goodnight,” I whispered, holding her closer.

My words should have parted us, but I couldn’t let her go. Her arms held me tightly as well, and I knew this was different from anything I’d experienced before. All of this was tectonically different.

Forcing myself to release her, I stepped back. I couldn’t look in her eyes or I’d never do what I had to do right now.

“I hope I’ll see you tomorrow,” I said through the ache in my throat. I wanted her more than anything in that moment.

“I’ll call you,” she said quietly.

I turned away, and my heart, my soul, everything stayed behind as I took the first step and then the second back to the main hotel where I was staying. I’d only made it three feet when I heard her rushing up to me.

“Patrick?” Her voice was a desperate whisper, and I immediately stopped, turning back to face her.

She was gorgeous standing in the moonlight, the dry breeze pushing her silky hair off her shoulders. I wanted to cover those shoulders with kisses, wrap my fingers in that hair. She reached out, and I caught both her hands in mine.

“Yes?”

“I don’t want you to leave me,” she said, breathless. “I want to spend the night in your arms.”

Her delicate pink tongue touched her bottom lip, and she didn’t have to ask twice. Two steps was all it took to have her body secure against mine again. I caught her cheeks and lowered my mouth to cover her soft, beautiful lips…

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One to Hold by Tia Louise was a great, fast paced, smoking hot read. I had heard a lot of buzz surrounding this book and it did not disappoint.  It was full of great characters, secrets, drama and smoking hot sex.  I loved how it kept me on my toes wondering what would happen next.  You know SOMETHING has happened but you just don’t know what.  I loved that element.  Melissa is a beautiful character.  She harbors a secret that I needed to know.  It was a secret that damaged her. Derek is HOT with all his alpha male yumminess.  But I had a feeling that deep down there was more to his story.  Derek and Melissa’s chemistry was off the charts!!  I had to step away and cool down on more than one occasion 😉 .  But I loved that the hot sex wasn’t the only story line, there was so much more!!  If you are looking for a fast paced quick read, look no further.  One to Hold has it all!!

3.5 ***

♥ Sophie

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About the Author

Tia Louise is a former journalist, world-traveler, and collector of beautiful men (who inspire ALL of her stories… *wink*)—turned wife, mommy, and novelist.

It’s possible she has a slight truffle addiction. And she will never look at a family restroom the same way again.

ONE TO HOLD is her debut adult romance.

ONE TO KEEP is a companion novel to one to hold, and scheduled for release Jan. 16, 2014.

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Review by Sophie ~ Tease by Missy Johnson

Synopsis

Male escort.

That got your attention.

Some of the most powerful and well known women in the country pay to have sex with me, some of them married. Some are into more than just straight sex, which is why they call me. Bondage, power play, submission…nothing is off the table. I will do anything for the right price.

The stories I could tell you about a certain high profile congresswoman, or that innocent blonde actress. Trust me, she’s not so innocent.

Guys would kill for my job. I’m living the fucking dream. Meaningless sex, no relationship hang-ups and I’m rolling in the dough. Life is perfect, just the way it is.

Until I meet her.

She changes everything.

She makes me want more than I’ve ever wanted for myself and she believes in me. But she also thinks I sell insurance. I can’t stop what I do, but I can’t give her up.

Eventually, my two worlds are going to collide and when they do, shit will hit the fan.

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Review

***ARC was provided in exchange for honest review***

This book was just ok for me.  I liked it but really didn’t love it.  For some reason I just didn’t connect to the characters and didn’t really care what happened.  There was some smoking hot sex scenes but everything felt detached.  I can’t put my finger on what bothered me about it all I know is that I never was really vested in the story.  I was so excited to read from a male escorts point of view.  There were some funny moments and some hot ones but all in all I was just lacking the connection I like to feel.

3***
♥ Sophie
About the Author

Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture). When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read. 

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Cover Reveal- Charity’s Secrets by Maya James

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Synopsis

The unbridled heat continues between the beautiful Charity Powers and her gorgeous and passionate assassin for hire, Justin Collins. He exists only to love her and keep her safe, but that’s not so easy when she is such a force of life. Charity makes it her mission to heal Justin’s wounded path, but to do it, she must hide terrible, dangerous secrets from him that risk their entire relationship.

The holidays arrive filled with wonderful sentiments that leave each of these lovers closer than ever, but just as the celebrations come to a close, one of their dearest friends is brutally attacked. There needs to be retribution, and both Justin and Charity deliver it. In the process, evidence of a traitor is discovered on the Panther team, jeopardizing not just everything they’ve worked for—but their very lives.

Discovering Charity’s secrets devastates Justin, but his broken heart is no rival to the fury of learning that his beautiful obsession is being hunted. Rescuing her leads him to the truths of this past.

Nothing can contain Justin’s devotion and intensity. Charity has to be kept safe. The traitor and their enemies, personal and political, must be eliminated if they are going to survive.

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Indie Author with my first Romance novel, Charity’s Warrior, and now the second in the series, Charity’s Secrets, publishing on Amazon Kindle, Creatspace, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.

I’m very passionate about writing stories full of love, lust, eroticism, and strong characters entwined around each other in an interesting, suspenseful journey.

East coast born and raised, I’m married, extremely happily, with 4 kids, 3 of which are now young adults (not sure when that happened).

I’m a COO in my technology-based “day job,” which requires a mix of technical and creative writing for both internal and client-facing materials, but it was not satisfying my artistic spirit. Writing the “Charity” series has been absolutely fulfilling and exciting.

My favorite writing takes place on my phone while lying on the Southernmost Beach in Key West, where I try to go at least twice a year.

Excerpt

The sound of his footfalls fill the small space, approaching on me slowly, deliberately, until I see his feet on the floor between mine, his bare feet and bare legs. Strong hands lift the heavy coat off me and toss it to the floor beside us and then return to my shoulders where they begin to coil up my hair. A familiar hardness presses into the small of my back.

“I’ve been thinking about you all day,” Justin whispers into my ear, making my knees weak.

“And what, exactly, were you thinking about?” I breathe, praying for his magical hands.

His left hand pulls my hair, turning my face toward his. “I thought about making you cry with pleasure. It’s the only way I can tolerate your devastating absence.” He quickly bites my lower lip, tempting me. “I love you, Warrior. And I need you.”

 

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Cover Reveal ~ Their Merry Little Christmas (A Love Square Holiday Novella by Jessica Ingro

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Title: Their Merry Little Christmas (Love Square #2.5)

Author: Jessica Ingro

Tentative Release Date: December 2013

Cover Designer: Cover It! Designs

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Synopsis

With the past behind them and all their skeletons out of the closet, the couples have just begun to settle into their relationships when they find things shaken up yet again.

Will Sam and Aiden’s marriage be able to survive the demands of work, shopping, decorating, and of course… baby Tessa? Will Jacob make a good first impression with his future in-laws and secure Kara’s position by his side until death do them part?

Join your favorite Love Square couples as they deck the halls and have themselves a Merry Little Christmas!

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“Fine. Bring me the damn suit,” I grumble begrudgingly.

“You’re the best! You know that?” Kara kisses me chastely. Her father is still there after all.

Bill laughs once Kara bolts up the stairs.

“Laugh now. Next thing you know she’ll make you be my elf!” I threaten good naturedly.

“I’d love to see that,” he says in between chuckles.

“Ah crap!” I pull my hands through my hair, seriously wanting to throw a child-sized temper tantrum at this turn of events.

“Think of it this way, son. It will be good practice for when you have kids. And you’re making those girls’ night.”

“Yeah… alright. I guess I can try to look on the bright side of things,” I concede. The last thing I need is for my soon to be father-in-law to think I’m a big baby.

Kara returns twenty minutes later with a giant red bag. I drag it into the bathroom and take my time changing. Part of me hopes that if I take too long the girls will fall asleep or something. Stranger things have happened.

“It’s Christmas Eve, Jacob. The girls won’t want to fall asleep regardless, so don’t think you can get out of this,” Kara calls through door.

How the hell does she do that? It’s worse than the eyes in the back of her head.

“I’ll be out in a minute,” I yell through the door.

After I velcro the giant pillow onto my belly, I turn to the side and stick my stomach out further, poking at my now enlarged gut. I roll my abdominal muscles making the pillow bounce and ripple. Chuckling at my nonsense, I step into the red, velvet pants. I pull the black suspenders over my shoulder and do a little jig watching as my stomach bounces around.

Apparently this suit sucks the seriousness out of you. Maybe it’s a magic suit…

I stop my musings and proceed to put the jacket on and button it up.

I look damn good in red. Even with a giant stomach.

Next comes the wig and beard, followed by the hat. Now I have absolutely no reason to walk out of this bathroom. Damn.

Opening the door, Kara is the first thing I see. Her face lights up and she graces me with a wide smile. She lifts her arm, and then she does the unthinkable when she snaps a picture with her cell phone.

“Lump of coal for you!” I shout and make like I’m going to attack her. When I lunge for her, she screeches and runs across the room.

Once I catch up with her, she reaches out and rubs red shit on my cheeks. “Really?” I ask not wanting to deal with this shit.

“You are so going to get lucky later,” she mumbles so only I can hear her.

“Damn straight. You owe me one creative session, Sunshine.”

“There is this new position I heard about that I’ve been curious to try.”

“It’s a good thing this suit is big, otherwise my sister would think Santa was a giant perv. What do you think you’re doing telling me that now?” I gripe, knowing my nieces can’t sit on my lap while I’m turned on.

“Sorry. I forget,” she says like that explains it all.

“You’re lucky I love you.” I kiss her forehead and start towards the stairs. “Let’s get this over with.”

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About the Author

Jessica is the author of the Love Square series. She grew up in Central New York, where she spends her days as a Security Analyst at an IT consulting company. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and developing ideas for her own stories. Writing is her secret passion that she’s been fostering since elementary school, when she wrote her first book about a puppy. It has always been a dream of hers to be able to share her stories with the world.

Jessica currently lives in New York with her husband and three dogs.

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Love Square (Book #1) Information

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Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17662870-love-square

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E0N09ZO

Barnes and Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-square-jessica-ingro/1116093468?ean=2940045154345

Kobo – http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/love-square

Smashwords – http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/337746

His Ever After (Book #2) Information

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Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18217626-his-ever-after

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G9JHP5E

Barnes and Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/his-ever-after-jessica-ingro/1117255623?ean=2940148561255

Kobo – http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/his-ever-after-love-square-2

Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/371929

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