Friday, April 26, 2013

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Claimed by Stacey Kennedy...

Club Sin, Book One
Stacey Kennedy
Publisher: Loveswept (Random House Publishing Group)
ISBN: 9780345548306
Release Date: August 5, 2013


Book Description:
A novel of erotic discovery and forbidden desire that goes beyond Fifty Shades of Grey.
Presley Flynn is ripe to experience her secret fantasies . . . and Dmitri Pratt wants nothing more than to fulfill them. Once inside the elite Club Sin in Las Vegas, Presley is nervous but excited—and determined to surrender to her every desire. Dmitri is her Master, and his touch is like fire. With each careful, calculated caress, he unleashes her wildest inhibitions, giving her unimagined pleasure.
Presley is different than the other submissives Dmitri has mastered. The BDSM lifestyle is new to her, and so are the games they play at Club Sin. From the start, Presley stirs emotions in Dmitri far beyond the raw purity between a dom and the perfect sub. For the ecstasy they share goes beyond the dungeon, igniting a passion that claims the very depths of the heart.
Claimed is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.


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About the Author:

Stacey Kennedy is an urban fantasy lover at heart, but she also enjoys losing herself in dark and sensual worlds. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who gave her a happily-ever-after. Together, they have two small children who can always make her smile, and who will never be allowed to read Mommy’s books. If she’s not plugging away at a new story, you’ll find her camping, curling up with the latest flick, or obsessing over Sons of Anarchy and Game of Thrones.

Stacey Kennedy

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Book Blast and Giveaway: Save My Soul by Elley Arden...

Belle's Book Bag 4/25/13

Save My Soul (Book 1 of the Kemmons Brothers Baseball Series)
Book Title: SAVE MY SOUL (Kemmons Bros. 1)
Author: Elley Arden
Publish Date: March 25, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Blurb:

Psychotherapist Maggie Collins has always been a little off the proverbial wall, but now she’s also knee deep in a delayed quarter-life crisis. With her meager paychecks devoured by student loan debt, a car payment and rent for office space, living at home with a flighty, folk-singing mother seemed like a good idea…at first. Now Maggie’s not so sure. She wants space to sort things out and launch a life of her own, but she needs a cushion of cash to get there. When an unexpected phone call brings an offer Maggie can’t refuse, she’s one deal with the devil away from moving out of her mother’s house.

The devil of contract negotiations, baseball agent Jordon Kemmons, has a problem the usual experts can’t fix…his star pitcher is too depressed to throw strikes. Even worse, Jordon’s post-divorce grudge against women is turning him into a raging mess. If desperate times call for desperate measures, then cynical Jordon has made the most desperate move of all. He’s hoping sexy psychotherapist Maggie Collins is the answer to all his rusty prayers.

Soon Maggie and Jordon are fighting an attraction that threatens everything they’ve ever believed. If it’s not just physical attraction…if it’s something more, maybe two wrongs can make a right.

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Quote from Save My Soul:
She gasped. “We should talk about this.”
He cocked a brow, smirked and traced a finger along her collar bone. “There are other things we should be doing with our mouths.”

Author Bio:
Elley Arden is a born and bred Pennsylvanian who has lived as far west as Utah and as far north as Wisconsin. She drinks wine like it’s water (a slight exaggeration), prefers a night at the ballpark to a night on the town, and believes almond English toffee is the key to happiness.
Elley has been reading romance novels since she was a sixteen-year-old babysitter, sneaking Judith McNaught and Danielle Steele novels off the bookshelves of the women who employed her. She started her first manuscript when she was twenty-five, writing during babies’ naps. A total of three children and ten years later, the manuscript was complete. Little did she know, her journey to publication was only beginning…
Elley writes provocative contemporary romances for Crimson Romance.
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Elley is offering a bracelet that was made for her book.
She is offering this through the $50 Amazon Gift Card.

All that she ask is that the winner use the GC to purchase the necklace and her book

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cover Reveal: Blue Lines by Toni Aleo...

I Cannot Wait for this book!!! 

Book Title: Blue Lines (Assassins #4)
Author: Toni Aleo
Expected Publication Date: 8/13/2013
Genre: Romance

Book Blurb:

Opposites do more than just attract in Tony Aleo’s latest Nashville Assassins novel about a very bad boy and the good girl he can’t resist.
The instant Piper Allen sees Erik Titov, she wants him—wants his rock-hard body, sure, but the strength and mystery that lie behind that superstar hockey jock demeanor, too. So when he sidles up to her at a bar and slinks his arm around her waist, she’s lost. What follows is the wildest night of her life . . . followed by inevitable heartbreak the next morning. And then, a few weeks later, a very big surprise: two blue lines on a pregnancy test.
Only a check to the head could make Erik fall for a nice girl like Piper. But since their crazy-sexy night together, he’s been trying to forget about her alluring body by falling into bed with every woman in Nashville, and it’s not working. So when Piper shows up at his house with a baby-bomb to drop, it doesn’t take much for Erik to suggest the nuclear option: marriage. While it’s supposed to be all for show, the second they say “I do,” the ice between them starts to melt into sizzling steam.
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Taking Shots, Trying to Score, and Empty Net.

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I love that this is who Toni pictures as Erik Titov and Piper Allen!! :)

Author Bio:
Toni Aleo is the author of the Nasvhille Assassins series: Taking Shots, Trying to Score, Empty Net, Falling for the Backup, & Blue Lines.
When not rooting for her beloved Nashville Predators, she’s going to her husband’s and son’s hockey games and her daughter’s dance competitions, or reading the latest romance novel.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Against The Wall by Rebecca Zanetti...

I am so excited to have Rebecca Zanetti featured on my blog today. I am such a HUGE fan of her books and I am so looking forward to reading Against The Wall!! I am in LOVE with this cover!! Please make sure to check out the 2 giveaways below!!
Good Luck!!

Thanks to the Belle's Book Bag for having me here today!  They asked me list of my favorites, which was a lot of fun to think about!

  1. Favorite Food
  2. My favorite food is macaroni and cheese.  Lately I’ve been traveling quite a bit for conferences and book signings, and I always find a way to order mac and cheese from room service on each trip.  So far, the Marriott in New Orleans (who put lobster in the mac and cheese – YUM!), and the New York, New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas have the best.  I highly recommend both!

  1. If you couldn't be a writer what would you be
Well, I’m a lawyer and a college professor, so I’d probably keep doing one or both of those careers.  Or maybe I’d start something entirely new.  Genetics fascinate me, and I just discovered that there are actual college degrees in the field of folklore.  How fun would that be?

  1. Favorite Author and Favorite Book
My favorite author of all time is J.D. Salinger, and my favorite story is Raise High the Roofbeam, Carpenter.  It’s an odd story about a guy on the way to a funeral, and Salinger manages to put into writing thoughts and ideas most people couldn’t narrow down.  I just love this story.  Other than that, I like Dean Koontz, Jennifer Apodaca, J.D. Robb, Janet Evanovich, Laura Kaye, Gina Maxwell…and I could keep on going forever.  I love to read!

  1. Favorite vacation spot
The idea of a vacation right now sounds heavenly.  Anywhere there’s sunshine.  I live in the Pacific Northwest, so we see a lot of snow and rain.  When we vacation, we head to the sun and beach.  So Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean…I love them all.

  1. Favorite Hero and Heroine
My favorite hero right now is Dean Winchester from Supernatural…without question.  Talk about a tortured anti-hero.  He’s written so well, and Jensen Ackles is a phenomenal actor, so the combination just rocks.  As for heroines, I’d probably say Eve Dallas from J.D. Robb’s Death series.  She’s tough and vulnerable all at once…and she gets the job done every time.

  1. Favorite character from your own books
This is a fun question because there’s no way to answer it!  My favorite character is usually the one I’m writing about at the time, and that changes.  

Thank you so much for having me here today!  
Let me ask this:  Who is your favorite fictional hero?  

I’d love to give away an AGAINST THE WALL mug and spiral notebook to a randomly chosen commenter here.  
There’s also an overall blog tour prize of either a Kindle Fire or $199 to spend at Amazon.  Good luck!

Against the Wall (Maverick Montana, #1)
Title: Against the Wall (Maverick Montana, #1)
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 287
Release Date: March 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62266-790-1
Imprint: Brazen

Never Challenge a Cowboy in the courtroom...

Surveying the proposed site for a high-end golf course should have been a breeze for spunky Landscape Architect Sophie Smith. But when this born-and-bred city girl is suddenly—and quite literally—swept off her feet by a sexy cowboy on horseback, she realizes that the country life has some serious (and seriously steamy!) possibilities. That is, until she finds out exactly who her smokin’-hot wrangler really is.

Cowboy and Tribal lawyer Jack Lodge is desperately trying to block the development. And if that means playing hardball—and being every inch the shark lawyer—so be it. But Sophie is a distraction he didn’t expect. A distraction that makes his blood burn.

Two different worlds. Two opposing sides. And when they finally give into the exquisite temptation, the consequences will shake the foundations of both of their lives…

Rebecca Zanetti
About the Author: USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner - only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.
Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day--or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Cover Reveal: Werewolves Be Damned by Stacey Kennedy...

A Magic & Mayhem Novel
Stacey Kennedy
Published by Entangled Publishing
Release Date:
 April 15, 2013


Book Description:

Nexi Jones—part witch, part guardian, and wannabe kick-ass warrior—can’t throw a punch or conjure the simplest magic. But that doesn’t stop her from hunting the werewolves who slaughtered her human family. She’ll have her revenge, but only if Kyden, the elite guardian, would get the hell out of her way.

Kyden can’t decide if Nexi wants to get herself killed or if she just has no clue what she’s doing. But her father made it clear: keep Nexi safe…or else. Of course, the more Nexi runs toward revenge, the more she needs Kyden’s aid, and as she grows into her power and confidence, so does his desire to protect her. The only problem? She’d rather he dropped dead.

But when a vampire paints a bull's-eye on Nexi’s back, she’s hard-pressed to deny Kyden and the help he’s offering. Even if it means getting her revenge will be a little bit harder. At least it will still be as sweet."

Stacey Kennedy

Stacey Kennedy is an urban fantasy lover at heart, but she also enjoys losing herself in dark and sensual worlds. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who gave her a happily-ever-after. Together, they have two small children who can always make her smile, and who will never be allowed to read Mommy’s books. If she’s not plugging away at a new story, you’ll find her camping, curling up with the latest flick, or obsessing over Sons of Anarchy and Game of Thrones.


I’ve found you, fur ball.
Nexi peered from behind the large oak tree and spotted the small log cabin nestled in the thick forest. The porch light cast a warm glow into the night. Fog settled over the lush grass, and the night was dark, eerie.
Stepping away from her hiding place behind the tree, she strode forward and gripped the dagger tightly in her hand. Keeping the silver blade pointed outward, she climbed the cabin’s porch steps, taking each one slowly to avoid detection.
Once she arrived at the front door, she wrapped her hand around the door handle. Rich hunger for revenge burned in her veins and made her intent on one thing: to slaughter the werewolf who escaped the night of her parents’ murder. Not caring what awaited her, she stormed inside, dagger pointed, ready to kill.
The simple cabin had two large brown couches near a wood-burning stove, a kitchenette behind the living room, and a quilt-covered bed resting in the back. And that was it; there were no other rooms to investigate. No secret hiding places she could see.
No damned werewolf.
She cursed, shut the front door behind her, then trotted down the steps to return to her hiding spot. On her way across the yard, she glanced at the space to the right of the tree, which looked much like a heat wave, indicating that the portal to the Otherworld remained.
In some places around the world—or the Earthworld, as supernaturals had called it—there were permanent portals to the supernatural realm. This portal had only appeared because Nexi had travelled to this cabin from the Otherworld. Once she passed through the portal again, the gateway would vanish.
Magic had its perks. Quick travel was one of them.
Nexi shook her head at how normal all this magical stuff seemed now. Just over a month ago she’d never believed in anything that went bump in the night. Now she knew all those things existed, and in fact, she was one of them.
To her horror, she had learned that her birth mother, Tillie, had been murdered by a power-hungry vampire, Lazarus.  All those years ago, her birth father, Drake, had protectively decided to block Nexi’s supernatural abilities. He had planned for her to live and die as a mortal. Now with her return to the Otherworld and the removal of the block on her true identity, there was no going back.
She was no longer plain, human, Nexi Jones.
She was Nexi Jones, part guardian, part witch.
Looking away from the portal and to her hiding spot until the werewolf returned, she hurried her steps. She wasn’t ready to return to the Otherworld yet. Not until she had the werewolf’s head as her wall ornament would she dare go home.
Just as she neared the tree, a woodsy scent that had nothing to do with the forest mixed with the citrusy aroma of aftershave. A blink of an eye later, the dagger she held was now at her throat, a hard body closed in on her back.
“You smelled lovely when you arrived.” The low voice by her ear held a faint English accent. “But I never imagined you’d be so pretty.”
The blade pressed into her skin, not drawing blood, but implying that if the werewolf chose, she’d be destined for the grave. “I’m…”
“Going to explain yourself.” He lowered the dagger, took hold of her arm, and jerked her forward.
In a few short strides, the werewolf tossed her through the threshold of the cabin, and slammed the door behind them. He sauntered to the couch, sat down, and regarded her. “Now then, darlin’.” His olive skin was stunningly flawless, and his chocolate-colored hair was spiked tall. “Why would a pretty lass like yourself plan to attack me?”
“Don’t move.” That charm wouldn’t fool her. “Stay right where you are.”
“My mouth is the only thing moving.” His slanted amber eyes raked over her. “Would you like me to stop talking?”
“No.” She hesitated then added, “Only your mouth can move. Nothing else. Tell me what you know.”
He gave her a long look. “I’d be glad to tell you anything you’d like, love.”
His kind face and soft voice wouldn’t trick her. He was a werewolf. She was certain, which was another oddity.
After the block on her supernatural abilities had been lifted, she could identify a supernatural creature as if knowing the difference between a brunette and a redhead. “Tell me why you killed my family.”
“That’s an interesting accusation.” He cocked his head, studying her with a frown. “But I think the more important question is who are you?”
She lifted her chin. “The lass who’s going to cut off your furry wolf balls.”