Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Snow and Seduction (A Steamy Reverse Harem Winter Collection) ~ Excerpt & Giveaway


Snow and Seduction: A Steamy Reverse Harem Winter Collection
Publication date: November 21st 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Warm up from that kiss of winter snow with eighteen steamy contemporary romance stories–reverse harem style. From international, USA Today, Amazon bestselling and debut authors alike, this collection features eighteen tales of love in winter.
And what could possibly keep a woman warm better than a heated holiday romance with the perfect guy? How about three or more perfect men in each story: from billionaires to snowboarders, rockstars, cowboys, and more. That’s right–each story has at least three male love interests and our heroine…she doesn’t have to choose.
She gets them all.
“Snow and Seduction” is the sexy reverse harem romance anthology you’ve been waiting for.





 



BLIZZARDS AND BASTARDS
by C.M. Stunich

Just as I'm starting to question whether I imagined the strong sexual tension between Frost and me, he's opening the door and slipping inside.
Uh.
Slipping inside the room, that is.  Inside the room.  Not me.  Not yet.
“This is just a quick thing between adults,” Frost says, his pupils dilated, his cock obviously erect underneath his black jeans.  I swallow hard as his smell overwhelms me, the sweet and musky scent of sage and pine.  Oh, holy lord.  He smells like the Balsam Fir incense my dad always special orders in bulk from the Vermont Country Store.
I love that fucking smell.
It's a part of my goddamn identity.
“Purely a biological need being fulfilled,” I say, huffing out my breath and reaching up to gather my brunette hair so I can pull it over my shoulders.  “Like … when you're hungry and you eat a sandwich …”
“Shut the fuck up,” Frost says, but before I can protest, he's scooping my face up in his hands and pulling my mouth to his.  He crushes our lips together, tossing aside all the typical niceties of a romantic encounter and going straight for the sex.
Works for me.
We aren't going to see each other ever again after today, so what's the harm?  I wasn't kidding about that sandwich thing either.  If I'm thirsty, I get a drink of water.  If I'm horny, I … screw a random rockstar on his tour bus.
Frost puts his hands under my ass and lifts me up onto the countertop, stepping between my thighs and pressing the hard bulge in his jeans against my white leggings.  He grinds against me as we kiss, moving his hips in a way that tells me this is going to be good.
Beyond good.
Phenomenal.
Our kiss breaks apart and he pauses for a moment, his eyes half-lidded, his breath feathering across my wet lips.
“You're a much better kisser than you are a stalker,” he says, and I grab him by the waistband, dragging him even closer.
“Let's hope you're a better lover than your rude and unintelligent commentary implies,” I say, ripping his jeans open and sending the button flying across the room.  Oops.  Whatever.  He's rich, right?  He can just go out and buy some more three hundred dollar jeans.
“I can't believe I'm doing this,” he mutters, shoving his pants down over his ass, revealing a pair of way-too-tight black briefs.  But, oh, the way they cup his family jewels?  Beautiful.  My star-covered hand slides down the flatness of his t-shirt, feeling his hard muscles begging for skin to skin contact underneath.  I cup his junk with my hand and massage it, groaning so loudly that Frost reaches up his own tattooed hand and clamps it right over my mouth.  “Shh,” he purrs, “screwing random girls is Vale's thing, not mine.  I don't want this getting out.”
I flick my tongue against his palm and this time, he groans.
“Shit,” Frost murmurs, pulling open the drawer next to my left leg and digging around inside it.  He comes up with a condom and tears it open with his teeth, slowly dropping his hand away from my mouth.
“You're not supposed to use your teeth,” I start, but he just rolls his gorgeous green eyes and clamps his hand right over my mouth again.  Normally, that move would just piss me off, but … no, no, it does piss me off, but I'm totally feeling this whole hate-fuck thing we have going on right now.
Frost holds the condom package between his lips for a moment, uses his left hand to shove his underwear over his cock, and lets it spring free between us.
Oh.
Wow.







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Teaser Tuesday ~ 11/21/17

This is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.



To participate you:
* Grab your current read
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
(Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



Are you an Ash?
*Increased stamina
*Lack of appetite
*Anger outbursts
*Insatiable thirst
*Beauty & Strength
*Male
Call the hotline if these symptoms come on suddenly!

Turns out Charlie Bennet was all of those things except the last. Don’t let the name fool you, Charlie was all woman and she wanted nothing to do with the ash … until the day she found out she was one.
It all started when infected bats bit a small group of humans and created what are now called vampires. Then, the male vampires knocked up some female humans and the result was a gorgeous race of all male ash. Superhuman freaks that had looks to kill.
Charlie is the first female ash, aka unicorn of the Hive – the gated compound in Portland that the humans have designated to isolate vampires and ash from society.
Problem? The Hive is full and only a select few will be allowed to live there. To live at all, really. If Charlie wants to earn the right to become a citizen of the Hive, she will have to survive the culling – a series of fights to the death. And guess what? Just because she’s a girl doesn’t mean she’ll get special treatment.
Good thing there’s Ryder, the mysterious lead ash enforcer, who seems to always have her back. But when secrets bubble to the surface, it will take more than one guy to save her.

**Recommended reading age is 17+ due to language




Teaser...

He was scary - scariest male I'd ever seen, and yet he created a sense of calm and security inside me.  And he was drop dead gorgeous.
"Are you okay?"  His strong baritone voice cut through my hormones.  (Page 21)

I've enjoyed this authors strong female characters and Charlie is no exception.  Of course Ryder, I haven't figured out yet.  Still reading.


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Monday, November 20, 2017

The Right Kind of Reckless by Heather VanFleet ~ Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway


Today we have the excerpt reveal for The Right Kind of Reckless by Heather Van Fleet! Check it out and grab your copy today!!


About The Right Kind of Reckless:

I'm in love with a woman I can't have, and there's absolutely nothing I can do to stop myself from falling.

The problem? Her brother's my best friend.

I shouldn't want her this much. Not when it goes against the bro code. Not when I've never been able to commit to a woman for longer than a night.

But one look into her eyes and I'm a mess for her. She's my everything. And I have to walk away with nothing.


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Addie and I watched the guys play round after round of Skee-Ball, while Chloe jumped and cheered and stole the occasional ball from each of their rows. No matter what my state in life was, I was happy the three of them had found one another.

“Here, let’s get our picture drawn.” Knocking me out of my woolgathering, Addie guided me toward one of the caricature sketchers who sat just outside the carnival gates. The man had a unibrow the size of Lake Michigan’s shoreline, and his mustache was curled at the end, handlebar style. But his work was amazing. Charcoal sketches with colored eyes, balloon- shaped heads with movie-s tar hair.

“How much for both of us?” Addie asked, fishing through her purse. We sat on the stools, as directed, our shoulders touching.

“Thirty- five,” the guy said, his fake French accent too thick to be believable.

I groaned and looked at my friend. “Seriously? That’s too much.”

“Seriously. We have to do this.” Addie mocked me. “Look at how cute those are.” She pointed to a couple with a heart surrounding their heads. Little doves swooped in the air around them, carrying heart balloons in their beaks. Had to hand it to the guy. He was talented.

“I’ve got this, ladies.” I looked up at the sound of Max’s deep voice, finding him searching through his wallet. He pulled out the money, handed it to the artist, then lifted his gaze to meet mine. A soft smile covered his bow-shaped lips, and everything inside me stirred to life at the view.

Addie faked a cough, then pressed a hand over her stomach. “Oh…oh no. I don’t feel very good, guys.”

I faced her and narrowed my eyes as she stood. Don’t, I mouthed, already knowing her game.

Ignoring me, she looked at Max and said, “You’ll take my place, won’t you, Max?” She batted those brown eyes and twirled a lock of her dark hair. No doubt her way of getting anyone and everyone to say yes to her. “Lia here was dying to get her picture drawn.”

Oh, the little liar…

Max nodded, immediately taking her empty seat to my right. With an extra hop in her step, Addie walked away, her ponytail swinging back and forth more the closer she got to Collin and Gavin and Chloe. I wanted to pull it out of her head.

“All right, look this way.” I blinked at the sound of the artist’s voice, my body far too aware of Max’s heady scent.

God, why did he have to smell so good? Fit so perfectly against me?

“You’re much too stiff.” The artist tsked from behind his easel. “Here, wrap your arm around zee pretty lady’s waist, like so.”

I sucked in a breath as Max’s hand was guided along my back, ending at my side with his fingers tucked just under the edge of my T- shirt. I swallowed, shifting in my seat and instantly remembering our kiss— the way he’d moved his mouth over mine.

Warmth pooled low in my stomach, drifting in between my thighs. His touch was like adrenaline, kick- starting my orgasm-starved body to life.

“Chin on her shoulder, lips close to her ear…” I shuddered as Max followed the artist’s directions to a T, the stubble on his chin igniting a stormy thunder inside me. Max seemed unaffected, his chest rising and falling at an even rate, while mine was suddenly in asthmatic mode.

“Relax,” Max whispered in my ear, his warm breath grazing my neck. “I’m not gonna bite ya.”

I shut my eyes and shifted once again, the ache between my thighs becoming unbearable. “I didn’t want to do this,” I finally murmured, refocusing on the artist.

Max laughed softly, his chest vibrating against my back and shoulder. “I know you didn’t.”

My eyebrows pushed together in annoyance. “Then why did you agree to sit here?”

“Because Addie wouldn’t give up until I did.” He sighed, far too relaxed compared to me.

I was jumping, itching, crawling with…something, yet he was unaffected. Which only further emphasized that he didn’t want me the way I did him.

“Plus, she folds my underwear, remember? Gotta make sure she doesn’t stick ants in them or something.”

“Yeah, like Addie would ever stoop to your level.” I couldn’t help but grin, my nerves easing slightly.

He squeezed my ribs. “You would.”

I turned to face him, our noses inches apart. “Damn right I would.”

A slow nod later, he moved even closer, our bodies in sync…

My smile fell away. “Maxwell,” I whispered, so lost in his dark eyes that I couldn’t concentrate. The apology was there on my tongue like earlier, but the need weighing me down was even heavier. How could I ever be just friends with a guy who was likely to break my heart, no matter what we were to each other?

“Tell me why you kissed me that night.” He looked at my lips, a serious glint in his eyes.

Blood rushed to my face at his out-o f- the- blue question. My composure slipped as confusion took its place. Why was he asking me this?

“Because I…” I gulped. “I owed you, remember? For bailing me out and for keeping me safe from those guys.”

Something shifted in his eyes. Disappointment? I squeezed my eyes shut at the thought. When I looked back at him, I knew I was imagining things, because flirty, fun Max was back, winking at me. “Well then.” He cleared his throat. “That’s good to know.”

“What’s good to know?” I frowned.

“That you still owe me.”

About Heather Van Fleet:

Heather Van Fleet is stay-at-home-mom turned book boyfriend connoisseur. She’s a wife to her high school sweetheart, a mom to three little girls, and in her spare time you can find her with her head buried in her Kindle, guzzling down copious amounts of coffee.

Heather graduated from Black Hawk College in 2003 with an associate degree and has been working in the publishing industry for over five years. She is represented by Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary.

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A Stuck In Books Giveaway ~ Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore





Love grows such strange things.

For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. But then, after generations of vanishings, a strange boy appears in the gardens.

The boy is a mystery to Estrella, the Nomeolvides girl who finds him, and to her family, but he’s even more a mystery to himself; he knows nothing more about who he is or where he came from than his first name. As Estrella tries to help Fel piece together his unknown past, La Pradera leads them to secrets as dangerous as they are magical in this stunning exploration of love, loss, and family.








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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Stacking OUR Shelves ~ 11/19/17


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  Make sure to checkout her post with links to all the other participates.

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For Review...













Thanks go to...

Entangled Crush
St. Martin's Griffin
Berkley
Sourcebooks
St. Martin's Press
Harlequin


Picked up FREE...



Both were still FREE last time I checked.


That's what we added to our shelves this week! What do you think? What did you add to your stacks? Leave us a comment and link us up!


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tall, Dark, & Lonely (Pyte/Sentinel #1) by R.L. Mathewson ~ Review

Tall, Dark & Lonely (Pyte/Sentinel, #1)Source: Purchased.

Tall, Dark, & Lonely (Pyte/Sentinel #1) by R.L. Mathewson


When the mother that abandoned them years ago suddenly shows up and moves them to New Hampshire, Madison has no choice but to go or lose her family. Shoving her dreams aside yet again, she tries to make a life for her siblings only to discover that nothing is going the way that it should. It's really cold. Her fifteen year old sister acts like a hooker in training. Men act funny around her. Her boss is a real jerk. She feels like an outsider. Her best friend turns out to be a mouthy sixteen year old kid and the incredibly handsome guy renting the room adjoining hers not only hogs the bathroom, taking three showers a day and leaving her with cold water, but he also has a secret. A secret that she becomes a bit obsessed with and can't let go no matter how many times she's warned off.

Detective Ephraim Williams learned long ago not to show any emotion or allow himself to get attached to humans. What was the point? They came and went and he remained. This time wouldn't be any different or so he thought. When his landlady told him that her grandchildren were moving in he didn't expect much, well other than to be left alone. What he didn't expect was to have to fight bloodlust every time he so much as caught the scent of his delectable neighbor's blood or her bombarding him with questions every time she cornered him. If that's not bad enough, a Master from his past has found him once again and is demanding his blood and is willing to do anything to get it, even using the beautiful, irritating, neighbor that makes him feel more than pain for the first time in centuries to get it.





I'm a huge fan of R.L. Mathewson's Neighbor From Hell series -- it's so funny and the romances are great. So while I'm waiting for the next book in that series to drop, I figured it'd be a good idea to try another of R.L. Mathewson's series, Pyte/Sentinel. Unfortunately, the first book in the series, Tall, Dark, & Lonely, didn't click with me very well at all.

This is the first book in a paranormal series with vampires and whatnot. Normally, I'm a huge fan of vampires. But these ones...they were just so boring. I'm not entirely sure why, but they really did not intrigue me. Well, the Pyte didn't at least. The Sentinels sound like they could be fun -- but mostly because they have soulmates and I am ALWAYS here for that.

The heroine of this story is a girl named Madison, and I can't really tell you anything about her other than that she's a teacher. And stubborn. That's it. She didn't leave a lasting impression on me to like or dislike her. Instead, she simply bored me. Then there's Ephraim who is kind of cool. Definitely not the best hero I've read, but not the worst either.

Together, I liked these two well enough, but I don't feel like we got enough of them actually being together. We have a lot of Ephraim not wanting to be around Madison, and Madison mad at Ephraim, and then there's the big conflict of the novel. We don't really get the in between moments of things progressing for the couple.

And that brings me to the writing, which wasn't up to par with what I'm used to from an R.L. Mathewson book. I think this is due to the fact that this is one of her earlier books and she's clearly improved since then. That said, it's still notable that this book did not really draw me in. Actually, to be honest, I had to force my way through most of it. Things weren't all that interesting, and I feel like we missed a lot on the relationships front -- both in Madison and Ephraim's romantic relationship, and the familial relationships with the kids.

Oh, but! I almost forgot to mention. My favorite aspect of this book was Chris. I am a huge fan of him, and I would be interested in seeing where his story goes. He's a good, funny, cool guy. Okay, sidenote over. :)

Overall, I was so underwhelmed by this book. That said, I am considering picking up book 2 because it's a Sentinel book and they seem quite intriguing. But I'm not exactly jumping right to it -- we'll see when/if it happens. For now, though, I'd say Tall, Dark, & Lonely is a book you can skip if you're considering trying some R.L. Mathewson, but I do highly recommend her Neighbor From Hell series if you're in the mood for some contemporary romance that'll give you all kinds of laughs!


2 stars - Sadly underwhelming.


Friday, November 17, 2017

A Stuck In Books Giveaway ~ The Way to London by Alix Rickloff



Val is giving away her copy of this book!



From the author of Secrets of Nanreath Hall comes this gripping, beautifully written historical fiction novel set during World War II—the unforgettable story of a young woman who must leave Singapore and forge a new life in England.

On the eve of Pearl Harbor, impetuous and overindulged, Lucy Stanhope, the granddaughter of an earl, is living a life of pampered luxury in Singapore until one reckless act will change her life forever.

Exiled to England to stay with an aunt she barely remembers, Lucy never dreamed that she would be one of the last people to escape Singapore before war engulfs the entire island, and that her parents would disappear in the devastating aftermath. Now grief stricken and all alone, she must cope with the realities of a grim, battle-weary England.

Then she meets Bill, a young evacuee sent to the country to escape the Blitz, and in a moment of weakness, Lucy agrees to help him find his mother in London. The unlikely runaways take off on a seemingly simple journey across the country, but her world becomes even more complicated when she is reunited with an invalided soldier she knew in Singapore.

Now Lucy will be forced to finally confront the choices she has made if she ever hopes to have the future she yearns for.







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