Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Release Day Blitz ** Wicked Fall **

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 Never in your wildest dreams could you begin to imagine all the filthy and depraved things that go on inside The Wicked Horse. Step inside and Woolf Jennings will make every one of your dirty fantasies come true. He’s covered in a facade of deception. An enticing blend of multi-millionaire and hot-as-hell Wyoming rancher, those that think they know Woolf Jennings admire his abilities to preside as CEO of his family’s cattle and oil empire. But only a privileged few truly understand what fuels the glitter of depravity in those gorgeous blue eyes. Only a few know he’s opened up a sinfully erotic and private sex club named The Wicked Horse right at the base of the beautiful Teton Mountain range. Sweet Callie Hayes has returned home to Wyoming and is looking forward to starting her life over again. After a night of impetuosity, she’s managed to put herself right in Woolf’s line of sight… the man who she foolishly offered up her virginity to years ago and was flatly turned down. Now Woolf is seeing that Callie is all grown up and has a kinky side to her that leaves him as confused as it does turned on. Worse yet, both Callie’s dirty desires and sweet heart are getting under his skin, and making Woolf question everything he’s ever believed about himself.  

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Globug's Review

When I heard Bennett was writing a new series I said "Hell yes! Sign me up!" When I started reading  Wicked Fall I was thrilled because I quickly realized I had already met the lead character Woolf. He is the younger brother of Tenn Jennings from Shaken, Not Stirred (Last Call #5). Now Tenn was sexy as hell but I was not prepared for how sexy and dirty Woolf turned out to be.

Woolf and Callie grew up in the same social circle. He was best friends with Callie's older brother Richard. Bro-Code says you don't mess with your best friends little sister but he damn sure wanted to. Callie had been crushing on Woolf for years. They find themselves together grieving the death of Richard and though Callie is prepared to give her heart and her virginity to Woolf, he's not willing to take it. He could never be good enough for her. Eleven years later and he still sees her as sweet and innocent and doubts she would ever accept his sexual proclivities especially after she catches her fiance cheating in a very kinky Dom/sub situation.

Seventy-two hours later and Callie is dancing on a bar for a wet t-shirt contest. She had no idea it was Woolf's bar. Neither are the same people they use to know. Their desire for each other is instantly off the charts. Callie is determined to discover her true-self and hopes that process includes getting a little wild with Woolf. Though it takes Woolf a minute to concede he is finally ready to claim the one that he let get away.

I may have failed to mention what Woolf's sexual proclivities were. Well let me tell ya, he is a dirty dirty boy. What started back in college as getting his kink-on has turned into a lifestyle and now a business venture with his best friend Bridger. The Wicked Horse is just a cover for their secret and members only exclusive sex club "The Silo". I could really relate to Callie when she discovers exactly what goes on in The Silo. Like her, I would be fascinated and a little frightened by BDSM lifestyle. The "New" Callie is dead set on learning more. They both have doubts about her being able to fit into the lifestyle but I loved that it's Woolf that can't accept her in that world. Maybe it's not the world that Woolf belongs in after all. I want to thank Bennett for not letting Woolf break Callie's heart in all the ways he had access to as the owner of a sex club. He has a heart of gold and I loved that he discovers his true self along with Callie as they fall in love.

Bridger plays huge roll in these two finding their HEA. He gives them both words of wisdom that had depth I wasn't expecting. It really makes me want to know what has made him the man he is. I love the lengths that Bridger has gone to and will go to for his best friend. His loyalty to Bridger made me reserve a piece of my heart just for him.

There was so much passion and heat. It wasn't the most erotic book I've read but it definitely gives a peek at a world I know little about and can't help being intrigued by. It's like when I'm driving by a car accident or watching a really gross video and just can't look away. Bennett brings so much heart to the story though that the extra heat is only a bonus not the focus. I have a feeling after reading the epilogue that the next book Wicked Lust is going to blow my panties off or at least require a clean up.


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Wicked Lust
Cain Murphy is as big and bad as they come. After serving in the Marines, he’s returned home to Wyoming and now works as head of security at the exclusive sex club, The Wicked Horse. His job is to protect not only the patrons, but to zealously guard the secret existence of the club itself. Sloane Preston is all about discovering secrets. As an undercover reporter, she’s determined to reveal the truth behind the facade of The Wicked Horse and expose it for all the world to see. She just didn’t count on her pathway into the club coming at the hands of one gorgeously scarred and bad ass bouncer who manages to easily possess her body and soul. While Cain’s not looking for anyone to catch his eye, Sloane did it all the same, and he’s not bemoaning the fact that she’s as wickedly kinky as he is. As both get caught up in the sinful fantasies that only The Wicked Horse can create, secrets and loyalties will be tested and hearts will risk being broken.
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Sawyer BennettNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate. Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series, the Last Call Series and the Carolina Cold Fury Hockey Series.


     

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Wicked Fall by Sawyer Bennett {Review}




Title: The Wicked Fall (The Wicked Horse series)
Author: Sawyer Benntt
Genre: Adult Erotic/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 28, 2015

Never in your wildest dreams could you begin to imagine all the filthy and depraved things that go on inside The Wicked Horse. Step inside and Woolf Jennings will make every one of your dirty fantasies come true.

He’s covered in a facade of deception. An enticing blend of multi-millionaire and hot-as-hell Wyoming rancher, those that think they know Woolf Jennings admire his abilities to preside as CEO of his family’s cattle and oil empire. But only a privileged few truly understand what fuels the glitter of depravity in those gorgeous blue eyes. Only a few know he’s opened up a sinfully erotic and private sex club named The Wicked Horse right at the base of the beautiful Teton Mountain range.

Sweet Callie Hayes has returned home to Wyoming and is looking forward to starting her life over again. After a night of impetuosity, she’s managed to put herself right in Woolf’s line of sight… the man who she foolishly offered up her virginity to years ago and was flatly turned down.

Now Woolf is seeing that Callie is all grown up and has a kinky side to her that leaves him as confused as it does turned on. Worse yet, both Callie’s dirty desires and sweet heart are getting under his skin, and making Woolf question everything he’s ever believed about himself.


Globug's Review

When I heard Bennett was writing a new series I said "Hell yes! Sign me up!" When I started reading  Wicked Fall I was thrilled because I quickly realized I had already met the lead character Woolf. He is the younger brother of Tenn Jennings from Shaken, Not Stirred (Last Call #5). Now Tenn was sexy as hell but I was not prepared for how sexy and dirty Woolf turned out to be.

Woolf and Callie grew up in the same social circle. He was best friends with Callie's older brother Richard. Bro-Code says you don't mess with your best friends little sister but he damn sure wanted to. Callie had been crushing on Woolf for years. They find themselves together grieving the death of Richard and though Callie is prepared to give her heart and her virginity to Woolf, he's not willing to take it. He could never be good enough for her. Eleven years later and he still sees her as sweet and innocent and doubts she would ever accept his sexual proclivities especially after she catches her fiance cheating in a very kinky Dom/sub situation.

Seventy-two hours later and Callie is dancing on a bar for a wet t-shirt contest. She had no idea it was Woolf's bar. Neither are the same people they use to know. Their desire for each other is instantly off the charts. Callie is determined to discover her true-self and hopes that process includes getting a little wild with Woolf. Though it takes Woolf a minute to concede he is finally ready to claim the one that he let get away.

I may have failed to mention what Woolf's sexual proclivities were. Well let me tell ya, he is a dirty dirty boy. What started back in college as getting his kink-on has turned into a lifestyle and now a business venture with his best friend Bridger. The Wicked Horse is just a cover for their secret and members only exclusive sex club "The Silo". I could really relate to Callie when she discovers exactly what goes on in The Silo. Like her, I would be fascinated and a little frightened by BDSM lifestyle. The "New" Callie is dead set on learning more. They both have doubts about her being able to fit into the lifestyle but I loved that it's Woolf that can't accept her in that world. Maybe it's not the world that Woolf belongs in after all. I want to thank Bennett for not letting Woolf break Callie's heart in all the ways he had access to as the owner of a sex club. He has a heart of gold and I loved that he discovers his true self along with Callie as they fall in love.

Bridger plays huge roll in these two finding their HEA. He gives them both words of wisdom that had depth I wasn't expecting. It really makes me want to know what has made him the man he is. I love the lengths that Bridger has gone to and will go to for his best friend. His loyalty to Bridger made me reserve a piece of my heart just for him.

There was so much passion and heat. It wasn't the most erotic book I've read but it definitely gives a peek at a world I know little about and can't help being intrigued by. It's like when I'm driving by a car accident or watching a really gross video and just can't look away. Bennett brings so much heart to the story though that the extra heat is only a bonus not the focus. I have a feeling after reading the epilogue that the next book Wicked Lust is going to blow my panties off or at least require a clean up.


Author Bio & Links

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many
weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.
Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series,Cold Fury Series, the Legal Affairs Series and the Last Call Series.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Cover Reveal!! Bereft by Jennifer Foor

A NEW STANDALONE IN THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH SERIES RELEASING ON SEPTEMBER 21 





We'd been married seven years, and for the most part, I thought we were happy. Little did I know my other half wasn't. He'd been screwing around on me for the past six months. Now, on the verge of divorce, I've found myself in a conundrum.

He's half my age, with a body that won't quit. I keep telling myself it's payback, but who am I kidding? Instead of getting even, I've now made things irreparable. I have a choice to make, and it's going to be a lot harder than I imagined.

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Jennifer Foor is an award winning Contemporary Romance Author. She's best known for the Mitchell Family Series, which includes ten books.
She is married with two children and spends most of her time behind a keyboard, writing stories that come from her heart. 





Thursday, July 16, 2015

Release Day Blitz!! With a Twist by Staci Hart

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Love is somewhere near the bottom of Lily Thomas’ list of life goals, right next to competitive eating and underwater cave diving. She’s spent six years pirouetting and pliéing her way up the ranks of the New York Ballet with her eye on the prize and love in the back seat. But now that Blane Baker -- Lily’s long time crush -- is finally single, she’ll throw her rules out the window without thinking twice.
Reality with Blane isn’t as epic as the fantasy she imagined, and the truth sends her spinning straight into the arms of the man she never knew she’d always wanted.
West Williams has been friends with Lily since the day she moved into their building and he saved her armoire from a swift, sudden death by staircase. Their friendship has always been easy, the boundaries clearly defined. With neither of them willing to risk their relationship, they’ve drifted happily through the years as companions, never considering more.
That is, until they do. And that realization changes everything.
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I've had a real lady boner for guys sporting the "man bun" lately. I've always loved a scruffy face but it looks like beards are the big thing for men these days. So I knew I would fall pretty easily for leading man West Williams.  He's tall and lean, smart and driven and perfectly loyal and protective of his friends.

Lily was very likable but came across as a bit of a flake. Now that I think about it though I can actually relate pretty closely to her. In my early twenties I was just as stupid about guys that I crushed on. After years of crushing embarrassingly hard for Blane Baker Lily wastes no time jumping on his pony ride when he's newly single and interested in her. He is like a God in the world of ballet with a fantastic ass. What had me laughing out loud was how badly Blane sucked in bed.

When Lily and West first met they were both unavailable.They had years to develop their friendship and have been completely blind to their potential of being more than just best friends. Their group of friends could see it clear as day. Lily and West were the perfect match. When West realizes Lily is finally looking for love but in the wrong place it's like the veil is magically removed from his eyes. She's the One who makes him feel. The one thing he's been looking for all along is someone who could make him feel and Lily makes him feel everything. How he handles this new enlightenment is less than magical. I personally loved how he handled Blane's cheating ass when he catches him hooking up with some skank while out on a date with Lily. Their group of friends rally to make sure not all is lost.

I have to say it was a little daunting at first trying to remember who everyone was. Lily and West have a fairly large group of friends. I'm happy to say that Hart has a gift of taking a large ensemble of characters and weaving them seamlessly together to make a dynamic and fulfilling story about the main characters and leaves you anxiously waiting for more about those in the supporting roles. In this case I kinda loved that the bitch in the story is somewhat redeemed but the big douche canoe Blane is left like a used condom, discarded and useless. I'll be anxiously waiting on the next book in this series.
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Staci
Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom; she has three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife; even though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.
From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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“Stop the wedding!” No bride wants to hear those words, least of all Susannah “Legs” Carter, one of the Bod Squad’s best agents. But when her colleague Jackson bursts in with news that her presumed-dead father may still be alive—and possibly a double agent—the vows are on hold and the Bod Squad hits the road.
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A down-home, feel-good debut Southern romance, From Scratch explores one woman’s journey back home to Dallas, Texas, where her family is cooking up a plan that doesn’t quite suit her tastes…
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

With a Twist {Review}




Love is somewhere near the bottom of Lily Thomas’ list of life goals, right next to competitive eating and underwater cave diving. She’s spent six years pirouetting and pliéing her way up the ranks of the New York Ballet with her eye on the prize and love in the back seat. But now that Blane Baker -- Lily’s long time crush -- is finally single, she’ll throw her rules out the window without thinking twice.

Reality with Blane isn’t as epic as the fantasy she imagined, and the truth sends her spinning straight into the arms of the man she never knew she’d always wanted.

West Williams has been friends with Lily since the day she moved into their building and he saved her armoire from a swift, sudden death by staircase. Their friendship has always been easy, the boundaries clearly defined. With neither of them willing to risk their relationship, they’ve drifted happily through the years as companions, never considering more.

That is, until they do. And that realization changes everything.

Globug's Review
I've had a real lady boner for guys sporting the "man bun" lately. I've always loved a scruffy face but it looks like beards are the big thing for men these days. So I knew I would fall pretty easily for leading man West Williams.  He's tall and lean, smart and driven and perfectly loyal and protective of his friends.

Lily was very likable but came across as a bit of a flake. Now that I think about it though I can actually relate pretty closely to her. In my early twenties I was just as stupid about guys that I crushed on. After years of crushing embarrassingly hard for Blane Baker Lily wastes no time jumping on his pony ride when he's newly single and interested in her. He is like a God in the world of ballet with a fantastic ass. What had me laughing out loud was how badly Blane sucked in bed.

When Lily and West first met they were both unavailable.They had years to develop their friendship and have been completely blind to their potential of being more than just best friends. Their group of friends could see it clear as day. Lily and West were the perfect match. When West realizes Lily is finally looking for love but in the wrong place it's like the veil is magically removed from his eyes. She's the One who makes him feel. The one thing he's been looking for all along is someone who could make him feel and Lily makes him feel everything. How he handles this new enlightenment is less than magical. I personally loved how he handled Blane's cheating ass when he catches him hooking up with some skank while out on a date with Lily. Their group of friends rally to make sure not all is lost.

I have to say it was a little daunting at first trying to remember who everyone was. Lily and West have a fairly large group of friends. I'm happy to say that Hart has a gift of taking a large ensemble of characters and weaving them seamlessly together to make a dynamic and fulfilling story about the main characters and leaves you anxiously waiting for more about those in the supporting roles. In this case I kinda loved that the bitch in the story is somewhat redeemed but the big douche canoe Blane is left like a used condom, discarded and useless. I'll be anxiously waiting on the next book in this series.
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Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom; she has three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife; even though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k. From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

Release Day!!! Sinfully Mine by Kendall Ryan



I'm so excited about the release of Sinfully Mine by author Kendall Ryan. 
I'm sure it's going to be a HOT one.


She was forbidden.
I didn’t care.

As my best friend’s little sister, Macey Hale was off-limits, but the girl was tempting as sin and forbidden as fuck. I wish I could say that stopped me. I wish I could tell you I behaved like a gentleman.

I didn’t.

When she waltzes back into my life with that same spark I fell for, looking every bit the beautiful woman I knew she’d grow into, I have to force myself to remember I’m different from the man she once knew. I’m colder. Harder. And for good reason.

With my heart on lockdown and my hands aching to touch her, I set out to prove that I can keep myself in check this time.



No strings. No attachments.

And definitely no falling for her again.

If you love steamy romance, you won't want to miss this older brother's best friend romance.

This is book two in the Lessons with the Dom series, following The Gentleman Mentor. Both are complete standalone novels featuring sexy Dominant men you're sure to fall in love with. Enjoy!


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Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.

She's a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.
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Release Day Event



We're celebrating a hot, new series with the release of LAGUNA NIGHTS (Laguna Nights Series, 1) by Kaira Rouda! 


TITLE: Laguna Nights (Laguna Nights, 1)
AUTHOR: Kaira Rouda
Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover designer: Okay Creations
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Blurb:
Madison Alcott left her Laguna Beach childhood in the past as soon as she could, never imagining she’d be forced to return. Caring for her ill mother and holding down a high-pressure position at the best resort in town, Madison’s life is as good as it could ever be in Laguna Beach. And blissfully, nobody knows her as Holly anymore, the name she used on television. Everything changes when her high school boyfriend appears in the lobby. He was the reason she’d left Laguna in the first place when he humiliated her on national television.

Josh Welsh’s star has been dimming ever since he shot to fame as the high school heartthrob on the reality TV series Laguna Nights. Hoping to reignite his career, he agreed to host a travel show, with the first episode shooting in his old hometown of Laguna Beach. Of all the negative scenarios associated with filming in Laguna, Josh hadn’t calculated a run-in with Madison, or that the same deep connection he felt for her in high school would still be there.

Madison and Josh’s reality TV relationship exploded years ago but when the new series forces them together, they must face Laguna Nights past and present.

Excerpt:
“Hey, Madison,” Josh said, coming up behind her at the same moment that she had felt his presence. A chill washed down her spine. Stop it, she thought, pinching her own arm. “Beautiful as always.”

He kissed her on the cheek and made her feel light-headed. Truth be told, she had taken extra time getting ready this morning, wearing her favorite black pencil skirt, a crisp white blouse and a bold gold necklace. Her blonde hair was pulled back into a low ponytail, and her favorite diamond studs glistened in her earlobes. She felt pretty, pulled together. And, as usual, Josh looked hot.

“You cleaned up nicely yourself,” she said, feeling her cheeks flush as he flashed her the dimpled smile. “Now if you could lose the sunglasses, you could be almost perfect.”

“It’s part of my mysterious persona. The formerly famous actor and his Ray Bans. Gotta keep them on. Come on inside with me and I’ll take them off,” he said motioning toward the tent.

“Oh, thanks but I’m working,” Madison said, though they both knew the set up was finished, her job done.

“Come on, I want you to meet the guys. I actually like one of the producers and well, you know my manager, Marty,” Josh said, nodding toward Mr. Flexible. “Besides, we’re better together.”

“Better at what,” Madison said, feeling the electricity pulsing between them.

“Everything,” Josh said, his voice low.

She swallowed. “I can only stay for a minute,” she said and led him inside, entering the tent first so he wouldn’t see her flushed cheeks. They used to be better together, the perfect complement, yin and yang. That was true, she thought.

“Roger, come here,” Josh said, pulling on the arm of a rather short, rather stout bald-headed man wearing funky orange-framed glasses and a dark black suit, no tie, who was standing next to Mr. Flexible. “Meet Madison. Roger is the one who is going to resurrect my career. All of this was his idea.”

“I can’t take full credit, but I do believe in the kid,” Roger said. Madison liked him instantly and realized, from the two men’s tones and interactions, that they were close. She wondered if Josh had found the father figure he’d needed for so long. “You, my dear, are gorgeous. Have you been in anything?”

“No,” Madison said quickly.

At the same time, Josh said, “Yes. We were in Laguna Nights together. She went by Holly, her middle name, back then.”

Roger pulled his glasses to the tip of his nose and stared at Madison. “Of course you are. Lovely. You’ve grown up well, my dear. In fact, we’re going to host a reunion of sorts, on the new show, and you must appear,” Roger said. His enthusiasm and compliments seemed sincere, even as Madison took a step back.

“My days on TV are over, Roger, but thank you,” she said. Just then, she noticed Mr. Flexible, otherwise known as Marty, staring at her across the room. Probably wondering why she was acting like a guest instead of an employee, she realized. “I need to go check on things for your upcoming dinner. Please excuse me.”

Madison smiled and hurried out of the tent, avoiding Josh’s sad eyes. She needed to protect herself from these people, she knew. Especially Josh. She’d grown up, gotten smart. She was successful and her life was on track. The last thing she needed was her first love, her true love, messing it all up. And she was very aware that Hollywood could mess people up better than almost anything, anyplace, any business in the world.




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About the Author:

Kaira Rouda is an Amazon #1 bestselling, multiple award-winning author of three women's fiction novels including HERE, HOME, HOPE, ALL THE DIFFERENCE and IN THE MIRROR.

Tule Publishing Group's Southern Born imprint is publishing her new contemporary romance series set on INDIGO ISLAND: WEEKEND WITH THE TYCOON, Book 1; LINES IN THE SAND, Book 2; THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS, Book 3; and THE BILLIONAIRE'S BID, Book 4. Three more books in the series will be out in 2015.

Her nonfiction title, REAL YOU INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, continues to inspire women internationally.

She lives in Southern California with her husband and four almost-grown kids, and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, @KairaRouda, and on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books. For more about Kaira and her books, please visit wwww.KairaRouda.com.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Laguna Nights by Kaira Rouda





TITLE: Laguna Nights (Laguna Nights, 1)
AUTHOR: Kaira Rouda
Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover designer: Okay Creations

Blurb:
Madison Alcott left her Laguna Beach childhood in the past as soon as she could, never imagining she’d be forced to return. Caring for her ill mother and holding down a high-pressure position at the best resort in town, Madison’s life is as good as it could ever be in Laguna Beach. And blissfully, nobody knows her as Holly anymore, the name she used on television. Everything changes when her high school boyfriend appears in the lobby. He was the reason she’d left Laguna in the first place when he humiliated her on national television.

Josh Welsh’s star has been dimming ever since he shot to fame as the high school heartthrob on the reality TV series Laguna Nights. Hoping to reignite his career, he agreed to host a travel show, with the first episode shooting in his old hometown of Laguna Beach. Of all the negative scenarios associated with filming in Laguna, Josh hadn’t calculated a run-in with Madison, or that the same deep connection he felt for her in high school would still be there.

Madison and Josh’s reality TV relationship exploded years ago but when the new series forces them together, they must face Laguna Nights past and present.


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Excerpt:
     “Hey Holly, it’s Josh. I think we should talk. I can tell you’re still angry,” he said. And despite herself, her heart thumped in her chest as she pictured his dimple, his smile, his sparkling blue eyes. Stop it.
     “Look Josh, my name is Madison now, got it? I’m not that girl any more so there’s really nothing to talk about,” she said. She realized she had begun pacing her office and told herself to sit. She wasn’t about to let him get to her, not again, not ever.
     “Holly, I mean Madison, just meet me for coffee. I don’t have anything going on today, and we could catch up. I don’t want it to be awkward all week, you know?” he said. His voice was soft and calm, just like it had been on the show, when he’d known he was being recorded by the little microphone they had attached to their bodies every day of filming, anytime they weren’t at school it seemed, as she thought about it now.
     “I’m working, Josh,” she said.
     “I’m your customer. I’m work,” he said.
     Madison took a deep breath. “You’re a piece of work. Meet me at Mosaic Bar and Grill, by the pool, in half an hour. But I’m warning you Josh, I’m not the same person I was in high school.”
     “Neither am I, Holly, neither am I,” he said before hanging up.
     “My name is Madison now,” she said into the receiver, but all she heard was the dial tone. She and her mom had agreed that she should go back to her given name as soon as she started applying to colleges in the middle of her senior year. While many of the “stars” of Laguna Nights like Josh already had offers from high-profile colleges that wanted a dash of celebrity in their freshman class, Madison hadn’t. And she had decided not to even mention her two seasons on the show on any of her college applications.
     For work experience on her resume, she had listed helping her mom at the nail salon and babysitting. She had used Madison on the applications, instead of her middle name Holly that she’d gone by since she could remember. She’d been Holly on the show and a name change further distanced herself from that poor girl in high school. She had started her reinvention on paper before she could do it in real life. She had been, like the rest of the cast members, under contract for the whole year. Even after episode four aired the producers wouldn’t allow her to break the contract, even as she grew heavier and more miserable with each passing shoot, even as her humiliation played out on televisions across the country.
     Josh was and always would be the one responsible for her pain and humiliation, she reminded herself now, pulling on her jacket in case the ocean breeze had picked up. And she would have one cup of coffee and tell him to leave her alone. This was her new life and he would never be a part of it.





About the Author:
Kaira Rouda is an Amazon #1 bestselling, multiple award-winning author of three women's fiction novels including HERE, HOME, HOPE, ALL THE DIFFERENCE and IN THE MIRROR.

Tule Publishing Group's Southern Born imprint is publishing her new contemporary romance series set on INDIGO ISLAND: WEEKEND WITH THE TYCOON, Book 1; LINES IN THE SAND, Book 2; THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS, Book 3; and THE BILLIONAIRE'S BID, Book 4. Three more books in the series will be out in 2015.

Her nonfiction title, REAL YOU INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, continues to inspire women internationally.

She lives in Southern California with her husband and four almost-grown kids, and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, @KairaRouda, and on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books. For more about Kaira and her books, please visit wwww.KairaRouda.com.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Proposing to Preston {Review by Globug}


Looking for the best Book-Boyfriends in the world? You can find them in any of the books by Katy Regnery. I loved Proposing to Preston ♥

Proposing to Preston is the second of four books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome Winslow brothers who are all on the look-out for love.

(Except Brooks… he’s probably sailing around the world with Skye by now. And Cameron, who’s having too much fun sparring with Margaret to consider love. And Christopher, who’s only on the look-out for a congressional seat and absolutely. nothing. else.)

Preston Winslow has a heart as open as the sky and room in his life for someone special. When he falls in love with Broadway actress, Elise Klassan, he holds nothing back.
Elise, who has made tremendous sacrifices to forward her career, is swept off her feet by handsome, charming Preston…but the stage has been her first love for so many years, she doesn’t know if there’s room for Preston in her life. When the day comes that she must choose between her ambition and her heart, she profoundly hurts the one man who could have made her happy.
Two years later, Elise has become a world-famous actress and Preston is a very successful lawyer. But fame has not equaled happiness for Elise, and Preston is much too bitter and cynical to ever consider falling in love again.
Is it possible that the only person who can mend Preston’s heart is the one who originally broke it? Only if Elise can figure out a way to make him believe in love all over again

Globug's Review

Seriously!! Regnery writes the best, most swoon-worthy men I've ever read. As I began reading Proposing to Preston I had the feeling I was watching an old school black and white romance movie. There was just something so sweet and innocent about how Preston and Elise meet and begin their romance. It was like Pres was courting her. His intentions remained very honorable especially when he realized just how inexperienced she was with relationships.

Elise comes across as a strong and ambitious woman that left her family and strict religious background to pursue her dream of acting on Broadway. She was never looking for love or anything that would get in the way of her success but when Preston entered the picture it didn't seem at first that he would disrupt her course but more like he would support her while also relieve her of the heavy feelings of loneliness she was beginning to feel.

They have a whirlwind of a relationship just as Elise's acting career takes off. Through many of the challenges Elise faces Preston is a constant source of unwavering love and support. He's caring and protective and very sensitive to Elise's fear of love. She's never experienced love and as an actress she has always seen the pain that love brings when it's portrayed in the plays she has performed in.

I spent the second half of the book in tears. You know from the synopsis that it's all going to fall apart for Elise and Preston. I hurt so badly for him. Preston knew Elise was scared and when she needed him the most to support her ambition he pushed her causing her to run and push him away. I couldn't believe they stayed in limbo, separated for two years. Thank God they stayed faithful to each other during their separation or it would have killed the whole book for me. I could never really justify how Elise handled things. I didn't feel like she ever really redeemed herself but It only made me love Preston even more for the way he gave one hundred percent of his heart to her.

The biggest lesson Elise learns though it all is that it wasn't her ambition that pushed her as much as it was fear that drove her away from her family and the love that Preston had for her. After two years they are both finally ready to let their love be the priority. Such a great read! Regnery is the Queen of writing swoon-worthy men.


About The Author:
KATY REGNERY, winner of the 2013 NECRWA First Kiss and 2013 Maine RWA Everything But the Kitchen Sink contests, has always loved telling a good story and credits her mother with making funny, heartwarming tales come alive throughout her childhood. A lifelong devotee of all romance writing from Edwardian to present-day, it was just a matter of time before Katy tried her hand at writing a love story of her own. As it turned out, one love story turned into a series of five Heart of Montana romances, following the love lives of the Yellowstone-based Lindstrom siblings. In addition to small-town contemporary romance, Katy is presently writing a paranormal romance that takes place in northern New England and the forests north of Quebec. Speaking of forests, Katy lives in the relative-wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut where her writing room looks out at the woods and her husband, two young children and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories of all are the messy and unexpected ones. 

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