Crave: Part One by E.K. Blair – Release Blitz & Review

 

Title: Crave: Part One

Series: Crave Duet #1

Author: E.K. Blair
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 14, 2017
Blurb
Kason and Adaline.
From the moment
they met, they started to fall. Neither of them predicted just how far the drop
would be, though.
Loving Adaline was
all Kason had ever wanted to do. But layer by layer, he started to unravel,
forcing Adaline to face an addiction she never could’ve imagined.
This is what
happens when one person loves beyond the craving and the other craves beyond
the loving.

 

 

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3.5 Stars

Kason and Ady are two teenagers whose up bringing couldn’t be more different. Ady is new in town and from a wealthy family whilst Kason lives on the wrong side of town and works as a pool cleaner in his spare time just to help his mum pay the bills and keep food on the table.

Going to school with all the rich kids, Kason is determined to work hard, improve his life and earn a scholarship to college. Behind this he is dealing with an awful lot, a past that has left him with an addiction that he fights hard to control. Ady has moved away from her friends leaving behind a father who she feels is excluding her from his new life and family. She is young and very naive but almost from the moment she sets eyes on Kason you just know that this is going to be intense and it is.

One bad decision from Kason rocks their relationship to the core and leaves him with no option but to confess his issues to Ady who then does all she can to support him and help him work through them. Are they able to make it last? Can things continue without Kason seeking help?

Crave is part of a duet so i knew this was going to end on some kind of cliffhanger and before we got to it, I had figured out what was going to happen – perhaps that left me a little deflated, I am not sure? I found the book really easy to read and whilst you couldn’t help but feel for Kason and what he was going through, i wasn’t sure that a girl as young and naive as Ady was would be able to help him overcome the issues he had and whether she would actually react the way she did. I am intrigued to see where EK takes the story so i will be looking forward to reading part 2 to see what happens to Kason and Ady and how they will overcome all that has happened to them and get their HEA.

Coming Soon
Crave: Part Two releases October 16
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Author Bio
E.K. Blair,
takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her dynamic and intense
writing style. Noted for her ability to create fleshed-out characters that will
evoke a realm of reactions, you can be assured that her stories will linger
with you far beyond the last word.
 
A former first grade
teacher with an imagination that runs wild. Daydreaming and zoning out is
how she was often found in high school. Blair tends to drift towards everything
dark and moody. Give her a character and she will take pleasure in breaking
them down, digging into their core to find what lies underneath.
 
Aside from writing,
E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace, and
spending time with her friends. She’s a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and
everything in between.
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Twisted Twosome by Meghan Quinn – review tour

We’re celebrating the release of  TWISTED TWOSOME by Meghan Quinn!

 

 

TWISTED TWOSOME
NA Romantic Comedy

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Racer McKay is a broody bastard.
From the moment I met him, he’s been rude, irritable, and unbearable.
A contractor working to remodel my parents pool house for extra cash, he stomps around in those clunky construction boots with his tool belt wrapped around his narrow waist, and a chip on his shoulder.
Racer McKay is also infuriatingly . . . sexy as hell. I want to take that pencil tucked behind his ear, and draw lazy lines slowly up and down his body all the while wanting to strangle him at the same time.
We try to stay out of each other’s way . . . that is until I have no other option but to ask for his help.
But what I don’t realize is he needs me just as much as I need him. I have money he’s desperate for, and he holds the key to making my dreams come true.
Our pranks turn from sarcastic banter, to sexual tension and lust-filled glances. Bickering matches quickly morph into slow burn moments. We’re hot, we’re cold. We push and pull. I need him, I don’t want him. We’re on the verge of combusting with an agreement dangling dangerously between us. Neither one of us can afford to lose one another and yet, we’re finding it quite hard to decipher the line that rests between love and hate.
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5 Stars

Well Meghan has certainly done it again. This book had the perfect mix of romance and humour with a little bit of angst thrown in and this is one of the reasons i come back time and time again to read her books as nobody quite gets that balance right like Meghan.

Racer and Georgie couldn’t be more opposite if they tried. One from a life of privilege and luxury and the other struggling to keep himself afloat. I loved Racer from the minute we met him in My Best Friend’s Ex. He’s quick witted, he’s crude and he loves to joke around but underneath it all he is also loyal and dedicated, taking on extra work just to keep the roof over his head.

On the face of it Georgie has it all but looks can be deceiving. She’s not interested in following in her mothers footsteps doing charity work and marrying a “nice” man to become his trophy wife. She has ambitions of her own, to open a bridal store but when she goes to her father with her business plan he laughs her out of the room telling her that her place in life is to play the doting little wife. Undeterred by his sexist attitude and attempts to block her plans, she convinces Racer to work for her which for the right price he is only to happy to do.

Their journey from enemies to lovers was a hilarious one. I loved the witty banter, the pranks and the way neither held back but i also loved the chemistry between them which was smoking hot. Whilst on paper they were worlds apart, in reality they were two kindred spirits, drawn to each other, the attraction undeniable. Another fantastic book from Meghan that will keep you laughing and swooning right to the end

 

 

Excerpt:

“Thanks for lunch, I haven’t had a fine peanut butter and jelly sandwich in quite some time.” Racer takes a giant bite from one of three sandwiches I made him. The man can eat; I just want to know where he puts it all. “What is this, crunchy peanut butter?” He looks over the sandwich, studying it intently.
“Yes, it’s crunchy with mixed berry jam.”
He nods and takes another bite. He talks with his mouth full, which for some weird reason makes him oddly adorable. “Nice touch, George. The peanuts add a nice texture.”
“Are you going all food critic on my PB and J skills right now?”
Lifting his shirt, he dabs away some of the sweat that’s collecting on his forehead, beneath his backward hat. His abs flex with the movement, drawing my attention. Each divot calling out to me to touch, to examine . . . to lick.
“I think every human should be judged on their PB and J skills.”
I pull my eyes away from his stomach just in time not to get caught staring. “Why do you think that?”
“Because,” he takes another bite, “I think building a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is in everyone’s repertoire, but only the truly skilled know how to make a proper one. And I want to be friends with the truly skilled.”
“Is that so?” I take a drink of my green tea and study him for a second, watching the way the muscles in his jaw move with each bite and swallow. It’s sexy.
His neck is sexy? Is that possible?
“So where do I land on your scale of sandwich artists?”
He smiles from my term, and I realize how much I adore his boyish charm. Pulling his eyes away from me, he examines one of the sandwiches I made him and starts assessing it. “Good ratio of peanut butter to jelly. Nice choice in bread. The crunch you added has been a pleasant surprise, and the mixed berry jam is fucking delightful.” I giggle from his girly term. “But . . .”
I perk up; there’s a but? “But what?”
He quirks his mouth to the side, almost to say, “Sorry, but you’re not quite perfect.” “The bread, it should have been toasted. Toasting it would have taken you to boss level when it comes to the PB and J.”
“Toasting it?”
He nods and takes another bite. “When you don’t toast a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, the peanut butter and bread form a paste on the roof of your mouth. Even though it tastes good, it can get quite irritating.”
“But I didn’t have a toaster.”
“Rookie mistake.”
“Well, If I knew I was going to be critiqued, I would have sprung for bacon.”
He pauses mid bite and stares at me over his sandwich. “You’re a beast for bringing up the option.”
I polish off the rest of my sandwich and wipe my fingers. “Well, maybe next time you’ll communicate expectations better. I’m not a mind reader, Racer. Frankly, the fact I didn’t make boss level is on you, not me.”
I stand and gather my trash as he stares me down. “Don’t you turn this on me. You didn’t have a toaster. The toaster is what’s key. This is on you, Georgie. This is on you!” he calls out as I make my way to the back, laughing to myself the entire time.
About the Author:
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
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The Bars Between Us by A.S. Teague – Blog Tour and Review

Today we have the blog tour for The Bars Between Us by A.S. Teague!! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!!

Title: The Bars Between Us

Author: A.S. Teague

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About The Bars Between Us:

I don’t have a damn thing in common with the beautiful rich girl who walks in to my bar. She’s southern class, fancy cars, and designer shoes.

I’ve got a drunk for a mother, a cheater for a father, and a reputation for trouble I’ve more than earned.

I look the other way, pretending I don’t notice how perfect she is. She wouldn’t give me the time of day anyway. Until she shatters that first impression and shows me she’s so much more––everything I never thought I deserved.

After a lifetime of being a disappointment, I want to prove to her that I’m better than my past.

We have one tragic thing in common, and the thread that binds us together will tear us apart as it unravels.

Are we strong enough to break through the Bars Between Us?

 

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4 Stars

What a great read. I was totally sucked into this one from the prologue and it was really hard to put down. Grace Monroe is certainly a little spitfire. Having lost her dad at an early age in the most horrible way, the remainder of her childhood whilst privileged was cold with little love. Now a qualified nurse, her first job takes her back to the coast where she lived with her parents, she never could have known that the first person she meets would change everything

Bronn Williams has had a troubled life. His dad was killed when he was young and his drunk mother wanted nothing to do with him. Now he drinks to forget. When a sassy woman sits down in his bar, who is the exact opposite of him and everything he believes he isn’t, his life is thrown into turmoil. He has never wanted a relationship with anyone but Grace changed all that, she made him believe in himself, believe he could be better and that deep down they were more similar then they appear on the outside.

But the path to love was not easy and just as things seem to be working out for them, their lives getting back on track, a spanner is thrown in the works, tossing everything up in the air. This is huge and neither are sure they can come back from this.

The Bars Between us certainly was an emotion filled read. I loved Grace and all her sass. She wasn’t afraid to speak her mind or call Bronn out on anything. She was down to earth and honest, nothing like the life she was brought up in and Bronn really had to start from scratch and learn to accept his life and his past for what it was and know that it doesn’t define him. I loved the chemistry between them and I think they both certainly learnt that you can’t judge a book by its cover. I’ve really enjoyed all of AS Teague’s books but i think this one might be my favourite to date and you certainly won’t regret one clicking this.

About the Author:

A.S. Teague enjoys the warmth of South Carolina with her husband and two daughters. The stereotypes about peach cobbler and sweet tea are not overstated. After years in the medical field, she is now enjoying every minute of being a stay-at-home mom. She loves wine, the beach, wine on the beach, and crying at Disney movies. When she doesn’t have a book in her hand, she can be found pestering her husband with pictures of animals she wants to rescue, as well as debating whether to exercise or take a nap.

 

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Pretty New Doll by Ker Dukey & K Webster is now LIVE

Pretty New Doll

by K. Webster and Ker Dukey
Pretty Doll #3
Publication Date: July 17, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance

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Benny, broken, hurting, and alone
Lost his dolly, his love, his home.
Injured and searching, reborn anew,
He finds himself befriended by one who’s true.
Learning about the world, urges, and lust.
Finding a new future, a new dolly, is a must.
Then out of old pain, fresh prospects come to life,
Benny’s sick mind summons him, so his hand takes the knife.

Have you ever been so lost that you became a shadow? Lurking but not living. Existing in the background where no one notices you.
My doll betrayed me, killed me in more ways than she realized.
I’m watching, waiting, wanting.
One day soon she’ll give me back what she took away…
it’s funny how life works that way.

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About K. Webster

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K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!

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About Ker Dukey

My books all tend to be darker romance, edge of you seat, angst filled reads. My advice to my readers when starting one of my titles…prepare for the unexpected.

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters growing up.
My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light; some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.

When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.

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COVER REVEAL – Twisted Twosome by Meghan Quinn

Check out the amazing cover for TWISTED TWOSOME by Meghan Quinn!

 

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TWISTED TWOSOME
NA Romantic Comedy

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Racer McKay is a broody bastard.
From the moment I met him, he’s been rude, irritable, and unbearable.
A contractor working to remodel my parents pool house for extra cash, he stomps around in those clunky construction boots with his tool belt wrapped around his narrow waist, and a chip on his shoulder.
Racer McKay is also infuriatingly . . . sexy as hell. I want to take that pencil tucked behind his ear, and draw lazy lines slowly up and down his body all the while wanting to strangle him at the same time.
We try to stay out of each other’s way . . . that is until I have no other option but to ask for his help.
But what I don’t realize is he needs me just as much as I need him. I have money he’s desperate for, and he holds the key to making my dreams come true.
Our pranks turn from sarcastic banter, to sexual tension and lust-filled glances. Bickering matches quickly morph into slow burn moments. We’re hot, we’re cold. We push and pull. I need him, I don’t want him. We’re on the verge of combusting with an agreement dangling dangerously between us. Neither one of us can afford to lose one another and yet, we’re finding it quite hard to decipher the line that rests between love and hate.
*Twisted Twosome is a stand alone romantic comedy.

 

About the Author:
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
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The Iron Tiara by Beth Flynn – Release Blitz & Review

 

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Anthony Bear and Christy Chapman are from two completely different worlds.Anthony’s the leader of a motorcycle gang that terrorizes Florida’s West Coast. As a child, he ran away from his family and the Cherokee Indian Reservation to enter a life of crime. As an adult, he leads a multifaceted life managing his two businesses—his legitimate landscaping venture, and his loan shark and underworld dealings. Driven by anger and betrayal, Anthony begins the hunt for Christy’s father, Van Chapman, after he runs out on a loan.

Christy’s privileged life is not as it seems. She has kept painful family secrets and hidden some of her own. She’s determined to find out the truth and expose Van, but her search delivers her right into Anthony Bear’s hands, adding kidnapping to his list of crimes

Their worlds are as contrasting as the color of their skin. The only thing they seem to have in common is their mutual disdain for Van Chapman…and each other.

They couldn’t be more wrong.

 
The Iron Tiara is a spin-off novel from The Minutes Trilogy. It can be read as a standalone, and does not contain a cliffhanger.
 

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4.5 Stars

Yet again, Beth has delivered us a fantastic and very unique story. The Iron Tiara was everything I hoped it would be and I loved being returned to the world she so beautifully created for us.  You can’t help but be transfixed by Beth’s words, the way her stories evolve and the journey it takes you on through the years and you are left wanting more, so much more.

Anthony Bear and heiress, Christy Chapman grew up in completely different worlds and are a very unlikely couple. Having caught little glimpses of them throughout the Nine Minutes trilogy it was great to find out their story, to go back to the start and see how they met.

Anthony was a fighter in every sense of the word from a very young age. He grew up on the streets, moving from place to place and a life of crime was almost inevitable. He trusted few and now a “successful” criminal, he has fought his way to the top, a thoroughly intimidating and ruthless alpha male, that nobody in their right mind would cross. That is until Van Chapman …..

There was certainly more to Christy then first meets the eye. On face value, she is the privileged heiress but actually that couldn’t be further from the truth. She is incredibly feisty, opinionated but also has her own demons and a past that haunts her. Threatened by over 6 feet of alpha male Indian, Christy did what she does best and fights back but this time she does not get what she wants and finds herself kidnapped as a way to entice her father to pay the huge debt he owes to Anthony.

From the start there is something between them, simmering under the surface. Each of them has pre-judged the other, made there own assumptions and for there own reasons, neither wants a relationship. Like magnets they are drawn together, the spark between them is intense but after so long are either of them able to let down the walls they have built up and allow the other in.

It was great to see much loved characters, Grizz and Ginny and see them and parts of the previous trilogy weaved effortlessly into this story. Beth’s writing is meticulous, detailed and you can’t help but lose yourself in her words as they completely consume you right to the very last turn of the page. Well done Beth, I absolutely loved it

 

ABOUT BETH FLYNN

Beth Flynn is a fiction writer who lives and works in Sapphire, North Carolina, deep within the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Beth and her husband, Jim, have spent the last 19 years in Sapphire, where they own a construction company. They have been married 33 years and have two daughters and a temperamental pit bull named Lady , Beth enjoys writing, reading, gardening, church and motorcycles, especially taking rides on the back of her husband’s Harley. She is a seven-year breast cancer survivor.

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The Darkest Sunrise by Aly Martinez – Review Blitz

Welcome to our blog tour stop for The Darkest Sunrise by Aly Martinez. It is the first book in a contemporary romance duet, and is it available to read for FREE on KindleUnlimited.

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The Darkest Sunrise (The Darkest Sunrise Duet, #1)

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Synopsis:

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.

Whoever coined that phrase is a bald-faced liar. Words are often the sharpest weapon of all, triggering some of the most powerful emotions a human can experience.

“You’re pregnant.”

“It’s a boy.”

“Your son needs a heart transplant.”

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.

Lies.

Syllables and letters may not be tangible, but they can still destroy your entire life faster than a bullet from a gun.

Two words—that was all it took to extinguish the sun from my sky.

“He’s gone.”

For ten years, the darkness consumed me.

In the end, it was four deep, gravelly words that gave me hope of another sunrise.

“Hi. I’m Porter Reese.”

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5 Stars

I actually felt like i held my breath for quite a bit of this book. What a story, i’m at a total loss for words, my heart hasn’t quite recovered and now i feel like i’m just rambling on but wow, just wow. Aly has done an amazing job with this book, its a highly emotional, intense, captivating story of two souls who are lost in the darkness, struggling to pull themselves out just going through the motions, existing not living.

Charlotte has literally been to hell and not come back from it. She has endured things that no mother should ever have to and now left with nothing else she throws herself into her work as a doctor. For 10 years she has been like a robot, devoid of any emotion, wearing the same mask day in day out and she sees no light at the end of the tunnel, her hope dwindling as each day passes.

Porter, OMG this man had me swooning right from the start. Three years after the death of his wife, there are still so many unanswered questions around the events of that fateful night. He can’t make sense of it but as sole parent to two children, one of whom is sick, he has learnt to put on a face for their sake. But the darkness consumes him constantly and with his son’s health declining rapidly, he will do anything to help him including trying to get Grace to bend her no treating children rule. She’s the best and doesn’t his son deserves that.

The connection between these two is intense and woven with passion and understanding that no other person can truly understand. “Two people alone in the darkness. No questions, No judgements, No faking it” Your emotions will run high whilst reading this book, despair one minute to laughing at the witty humour and banter the next which only helps to weave these characters further into your heart. Knowing it was a duet, I expected a cliffhanger but oh my, that ending !!!! This is a beautiful, intense story full of passion, loss and of finding love and learning to let go of the past and move into the sunlight. I can’t wait to read book 2

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The Brightest Sunset (The Darkest Sunrise Duet, #2)

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

 

 

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