Cover Reveal: Protector by Michelle Horst (Excerpt + Giveaway + Teasers!)

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Title: Protector
Author: Michelle Horst
Genre: Suspense Romance
Release Date: November 2nd 2016

I’ve always thought of myself as a pretty happy-go-lucky kind of person. I wanted to save the world, or at least leave my stamp behind. In my own naïve way I thought I could bribe karma but life has a way of teaching us lessons.

I never knew how selfish I was until my life was ripped away from me.

Taken.

I’m forced to watch as they torture and kill my family … and I know I’m next.

I hear their screams.

I watch them die.

It’s the worst kind of torture

Then he comes. He made a promise to my brother. It’s the only thing keeping him bound to me.

A promise to protect me.

I should set him free of the promise … but I don’t. He’s my shield against karma. He’s my protector.

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EXCERPT

Riley~

I’ve always thought of myself as a pretty happy-go-lucky kind of person. I wanted to save the world, or at least leave my stamp behind.

I’ve spent the last three years leaving my footprints wherever I felt my help was needed.

In my own naïve way I thought I could bribe karma. You know … if I do good then good will come my way. It’s worked so far, so why would I have any reason to doubt it.

At the age of twenty six I’m happy, that contented kind of happiness not many people ever find in their lives.

I have parents who love me. I have two brothers who I idolize, especially my oldest brother, Josh. No one can hold a candle to him.

I’m returning from Australia, after taking part in the annual Gouldian finch count. It was an amazing experience, counting all those colorful birds. Before that I traveled Africa for three years, lending a helping hand wherever I could. It made me feel good.

That’s the problem though, isn’t it?

I did it because it made me feel good. I didn’t do any of it for those people I was helping. I didn’t do it for the animals. No, I did it all for me – so karma would have to pay me back in kind.

That’s how it works. Right?

I always keep my slate clean. I’m always polite and hardworking. I always smile. I’m the funny one, the shoulder everyone can lean on.

That has to count for something, right?

Josh started this thing where he calls me his shooting star. Riley-Star. It caught on in the family. They always joke around and pretend to make wishes on me. I shine so bright. I’m the heart of the family … their little girl.

But every star has to burn out some time.

Life has a way of teaching us lessons. Karma, now there’s a peculiar thing. I never knew how selfish I was until my life was ripped away from me.

Me. Me. Me.

It was all about me.

 

 

About the author:

International bestselling author of Predator, The Monster Series and many others. She loves writing anything from Young Adult to Suspense Romance.

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Review: Bella Vol. 5 by Kimberly Blalock

Bella Vol. 5 CoverTitle: Bella Vol. 5 (Sagatori Family Saga #5)
Author: Kimberly Blalock
Release Date: June 17th 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Adult/Contemporary/Mafia Romance
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Pages: 80
Rating: 5 stars

I know Bella in every way you could possibly imagine, but she doesn’t know me, not as well as I want her to. I have a secret I couldn’t bare her finding out. This secret is hiding in the darkness of my past and it’s fueling a war with the Bratva. 

This is it. I am officially naming Miss Kimberly Blalock as the Queen of Plot Twists and Cliffhangers!

I am a huge fan of both Miss Kimberly’s stories and characters. Something about this author and her love for torturing both her characters and readers makes her story stands out! Sounds sadistic, I know, but it is the truth!

In this volume, what Bella and Jax needs, is to sit their butts down and communicate. Seriously, the way they flip their faces on each other, it’s faster than a person flipping the pages of a book!

Vol. 5 may very well be my favourite after the third volume because it shows more of Bella and Jax, especially Jax, and their feelings!

Bella Sagatori and Jax Moretti are one of the few characters in a novel that has such an emotional depth. Usually, a novel will most slightly have one that has a dark past, or feels strongly about certain things, but this feeling is always amplified in Kimberly’s stories.

One thing’s for sure, she loves leaving her readers wanting for more with each Bella serial!

Perhaps, some might lose interest in a particular series after each part takes too long, or maybe because there are too many parts to it, to be released. That is not the case for the Sagatori Family Saga series!

No, it leaves you wanting and begging for more!

What I can tell you is this, Bella vol. 5 ends with a cliffhanger but this time, it’s bomb-worthy cliffy!

What I will not tell you, IS THE CONTENT OF THE BOMB!

Dear readers, this may be the fifth volume in the serial, but the story between Bella, Jax, the Sagatoris and the Famiglia is just starting!

*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.

 

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Cover Reveal: Midnight Scent by Dori Lavelle (Giveaway + Teaser!)

Hey bookies! Be sure to preorder your copy of Midnight Scent!

This is definitely a novel that’s going to be really unique!

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Title: Midnight Scent (Amour Toxique #1)
Author: Dori Lavelle
Genre: New Adult/Romantic Thriller/Suspense
Release Date: September 27th 2016

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I find the love letters in my new dorm room, left behind by a previous occupant.

They’re meant for someone else, but the words speak to me. They slide off the page, and wrap themselves around my body. They touch me in places I didn’t know existed.

I’m falling in love with each word, unable to stop myself.

And I don’t even know his name.

Until they tell me.

They say his name is Marcus Devereaux. They say he’s toxic… very dangerous. Falling for him will be a mistake.

I want to believe them. I want to walk away. But the words refuse to be erased from the invisible parts of me.

I’m hooked on the scent of his poison. It’s bad for me. It could kill me. But I’m in too deep.

*This series contains sexual content, and some violence that could trigger emotional distress in readers. *

*Amour Toxique is a serial that unfolds over three volumes*

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About the author:

Dori Lavelle, is a mother, wife, and a sucker for happy-ever-afters and mint chocolate.

Growing up, Dori read a lot, and when she wasn’t happy with a particular ending, she wrote a different one, just for herself. Before long, she was writing stories when she should have been doing homework. The time has come for her to share the stories she cooks up in her head.

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Review: My Salvation by Michelle Dare

My Salvation CoverTitle: My Salvation (Salvation #1)
Author: Michelle Dare
Release Date: October 19th 2014
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Adult/Contemporary Romance/Suspense
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Pages: 228
Rating: 3½ stars

Caliana Crawford is smart, sexy and unemployed. After quitting her mediocre job, she finds herself in need of a break. She goes to the one place that holds her most precious memories, her cabin by the lake. Life hasn’t always been easy for Cali. She lost someone close to her, was betrayed by her lover, and now she only wants to escape reality. What she doesn’t plan on is her sexy neighbor, who has an agenda of his own.

Owen Matthews goes through the motions every day, but knows his life is missing one essential part – Cali. He has never forgotten about the summers he spent by the lake with the gorgeous brunette. When he sees she is back to stay, Owen knows he can’t let her slip through his fingers again. Others think he has it all with owning a multimillion dollar company, but what they don’t know is that he would give it all up to have her in his arms and his bed.

The road to happiness isn’t always easy. His brother returns to his life and brings with him an old flame who threatens to rip Cali and Owen apart. Will they find their salvation with one another or let the events of their past influence their future?

My Salvation is truly a wonderful novel with the sweetest romance blossoming between two childhood friends!

Everything was going so fast and truth be told, the synopsis gave away the first half of the novel. It was still an enjoyable read! Perhaps, it’s because I have a thing for romance novels with two childhood sweethearts finding their way back to each other after all those years!

I was so intrigued with their romance that I practically devour the first half of the novel within minutes! Yes, it’s that amazing!

Perhaps the pace was going way too fast for the first half of the novel and it seems that the second half was going a little slow. Of course, you will get to see more of Cali and Owen spending more time together and being one of those really deep-in-love-with-each-other kind of couple!

I have mixed feelings in general, with both the characters and the plot. I do love them, but there are certain parts where I felt as if it was too…rush or forceful?

I mean I do love happily ever afters! It’s just that…how is one able to be besties with other women who may have been in the same bed as your beloved?

Well, that’s weird for me. Plus, everyone loving each other?
I guess the novel isn’t my kind of read but perhaps for other readers, you might like it!

My Salvation is recommended for readers who would like a contemporary romance novel filled with a little suspense!

*Thank you to the author for giving me an eARC in exchange for a honest review.

Release Blitz: An Unexpected Love by J. Haney (Excerpt + Giveaway + Teasers!)

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Hey bookies! AN UNEXPECTED LOVE by J. Haney is now live!

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An Unexpected Love

Title: An Unexpected Love  
Author: J. Haney
Genres: Adult/Contemporary Romance/Suspense
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Ten years ago tragedy struck Kyler, leaving her pregnant and alone.

She did what she had to do to survive.

But that’s all she was doing. That is until he crashed into her life.

Caleb Hudson was always destined to be the playboy and never settle down.

Walking into the studio that day, he wasn’t expecting to find her.

Fate decided she had another plan for them.

When they both least expected it, a bond between them was formed.

The bond that may end up saving their lives.

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EXCERPT

Thirty minutes later we hear a knock at the door Mrs. Ryan yells up that she will get it. I figured it’s just our Chinese being delivered. I’m setting the plastic on the floor so we can start painting after we eat. Just as I finished setting everything up I hear Mrs. Ryan screams out. I ran to my bedroom to grab my phone and the gun they made me keep beside my bed. I hid myself in the closet as I called Mr. Ryan, on the second ring I heard him answer.

“Hey, how are my girls doing?”  He sounded happy

“Someone’s here, I’m in the closet with my gun like you told me to do. I heard a scream! What do I do?” I rambled nervously.

“Calm down Kyler… I am calling the Police in Arco. I know your father taught you to shoot. So you go downstairs and if you think you need to shoot, then intruder then that is what you do.”  He sounds a bit nervous.

“Okay, I got it.” I say then hang up the phone.

Sneaking down the stairs, I see a man is holding Mrs. Ryan against the wall. Mrs. Ryan makes eye contact with and I hold up one finger to see how many people are in the house. “YOU AND ME ARE THE ONLY ONES HERE ASSHOLE! LET ME GO NOW!” She screams and I just nod at her. The intruder slams her head against the wall again. I tiptoe into the rest of the way down and sneak up behind them. I place my gun to the back of his head.

The guns loaded and the cops are on their way. Now let Mrs. Ryan go or I will shoot you before they get here.” I say as calmly as possible. “I don’t think you will actually shoot me.” He sounds extremely pissed off. “I am going to give you to the count of three then I will shoot this gun!” I wait a moment to see if he will let her go. Damn it, he is going to call my bluff! “One… Two… Thr”. He let go of Mrs. Ryan before I got three out. “Now turn around.” The man slowly turns to look at me and tries to take the gun out of my hand. While fighting for the gun I can feel a pain starting in my stomach, oh no it’s too soon. Damn it Ky you know better than this. With one hand on the gun I knee the man in the nuts and steal the gun back away from him. I back away quickly and when the man starts to come at us I pull the trigger.

 

About the author:

J. HaneyI was born and raised in Kentucky. I reside in Greenup County, Kentucky with my family. Her debut novel, An Unexpected Love, is set to release May/June 2015. I’m a single momma to my seven year old daughter, Jessalyn Kristine.

I run Sweet N Sassy Book A Holics along with my sisters from other misters! I’m the co-owner of an online boutique, Proud Momma Designs, which I run with my amazing mother. I also own Sweet and Sassy Models! I love photography and seeing all the little models and their smiling faces! I just started plus size modeling and have been 5 or 6 pattern covers now. Which I’m beyond excited about…

Fun Facts

  1. My daughter Jessalyn is my most favorite person in the world!
  2. I’m probably the biggest book whore there is!
  3. I love music of any kind, but better yet, I love singing!
  4. I hate cold/wet weather!
  5. I wear at least 4 different colors at once!
  6. I have the most awesome group of friends a gal can have. Tracy, Sandie, Sara, Jamie, Lisa, Chris, Patricia and Annelle! Love you Ladies!!
  7. I would love to one day meet Alice Clayton, Christina Lauren, A.M. Willard, Jamie McGuire, and so many others.
  8. I’m completely addicted to Tattoos and Piercings!
  9. I’m very random, and will say crazy stuff out of nowhere.
  10. I can tell you every word from beginning to ending of Wallbanger by Alice Clayton and One Night Series by A.M. Willard.

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Review: The Scene Part Two by Roxy Sloane

The Scene Part Two CoverTitle: The Scene Part Two (The Scene #2)
Author: Roxy Sloane
Release Date: July 22nd 2015
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Adult/Erotic Romance/Suspense
Format: eBook
Pages: 94
Rating: 4½  stars

The one man I can’t stay away from is the man I swore to destroy.

I came to Miami determined to reveal the truth behind my brother’s death. Now I’ve discovered that Xavier is the crime king running this city — and I’m going to take him down – if I can keep my hands off him long enough to think straight.

I’m in over my head now, but there’s no going back.

Can I just say the steamy level has gone way off the charts?!

The Scene Part Two is absolutely amazing with suspense and Nicole’s conflicting emotions! You wouldn’t know who or what to trust in Miami!

Everything is literally hot and cold in this second novel! Like poles of opposites end, Nicole’s mind is swirling with the hots and lust for the sexy Xavier and the steamy passion they have. Yet, the rational side of her is convinced that she is betraying her brother because of it.

I think I can actually understand why Xavier was actually fed up with her at one point. She had two extreme thoughts just going around in her mind, the rational side and the one where her body wants Xavier, so that lead to two extreme behaviours.

So it’s Roxy Sloane, the Queen of Smexy-Steamy-Seductive-Writing, we are talking about here and that means the sex between Nicole and Xavier?

You. Best. Be. Prepared. For. The. Hottest. Scenes. In. Your. Life.

Phew!

The characters are all so, how should I say this? In Roxy’s writing, it seems as if Nicole is going out of all her mind and Xavier looks as if he has two sides to him and the dark side is not exactly nice.

So yeah, nobody is safe and trustable and THAT ENDING IS JUST TOO CLIFFY.

(The cliffhanger’s cliff is way too steep!)

So it means THE SCENE PART THREE, HERE I COME!

Highly, like seriously just-get-the-series, recommended for everyone!

Review: The Scene by Roxy Sloane

The Scene CoverTitle: The Scene (The Scene #1)
Author: Roxy Sloane
Release Date: July 13th 2015
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Adult/Erotic Romance/Suspense
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Pages: 96
Rating: 5  stars

Miami. The city of sex, sin — and secrets.

I came here with one mission: solve the mystery behind my brother’s death.
Somebody’s got answers.
Somewhere, I’ll find what I’m looking for.

I didn’t bet on Xavier. He’s my way into the scene — and my biggest threat.
I should keep my distance, but I can’t stay away.

I’m playing with fire, and I just pray I don’t get burned.

HEAT LEVEL: TOO. HIGH. TILL. IT’S. OF. THE. FREAKING. METER.

Whoa! The Scene is literally so hot and it’s only just the first part!

Roxy Sloane is back with another series and this definitely proves that she is the Queen of Seducing! With less than 100 pages, Roxy Sloane can get you hooked onto her story so fast! Literally being seduced!

(If she’s not a writer, she’s would most definitely be a seductress!)

I have never read short novels that could catch my attention so fast and make everything so hot! That woman definitely has the seducing talent up her sleeves!

So, a friendly advice, keep a spare panties nearby because Xavier is truly the epitome of a hot sex god!

Nicole, our main female protagonist, has only one motive to be in Miami – to find out the mystery behind her brother’s death. She is really focused and the only thing that can make her turn her head around more than once is Xavier!

You guys wouldn’t even believe the intense level of hotness between Nicole and Xavier! Their every action, every movement, every words is seriously hot as hell!

Xavier is such a nice guy. Yes, I’m having a dreamy look on my face just thinking about it!

I definitely love this series from Roxy Sloane! Oh and the ending?

You got it.

The. Ending. Shocked. Me. To. My. Core.

So THE SCENE 2…HERE I COME!

Highly, highly, seriously highly recommended for all those readers would love a sexy read!

*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.