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Book Tour: Author Guest – RED ZONE by Sherri Hayes

February 14, 2013 Book Tour, Contemporary Romance, Guest Post, Romance 1

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! A little romance to heat up your day…

Welcome to the Red Zone by Sherri Hayes book tour! Today I have a guest spot with the author. She is sharing with us what hottie quarterback Gage would do for Rebecca on Valentines day…

 

Sherri:

Gage would want to spoil Rebecca, but knowing how uncomfortable she would be if he went overboard, I see him surprising her. He’d take her to a fancy hotel, and then he’d try to cover her eyes as they made their way up to one of the hotel suites.

The entire suite would be set up with flowers, but not too many. She wouldn’t like that. He’d make sure there were just enough to let her know how special she is without overwhelming her.

Not far from the bank of windows overlooking the city, a table would be set up with their dinner. He would go out of his way to be a gentleman, and pull out her chair before taking his seat. They would share a private dinner together, and follow it up with a little dancing.

After that, they’d retire to the bedroom where Gage would have set up with more flowers and a few candles. Again, nothing too over the top.

He’d spend the next couple of hours showing her just how much she means to him before wrapping her in his arms and falling asleep, whispering “Happy Valentine’s Day, beautiful.”

Me: *sigh*

 

 

About the book:

After a case ended badly for Rebecca Carson, she’s losing her mind sitting around her apartment waiting on her superiors to allow her to return to work. Since she was a teenager, the only thing she’d ever wanted was to join the FBI. Now that dream was in danger. 

Gage Daniels has made a pretty good life for himself. A nice house. A career he loves. As a professional football player, he’s used to getting almost everything he’d ever want with just the snap of his fingers. This includes women. A well-timed smile is usually all it takes to attract the opposite sex, especially in Nashville. 

When a stalker threatens Gage, the team owner calls an old friend, Rebecca’s ex-partner Travis Hansen, to help protect his star quarterback and find the person responsible. Hansen offers Rebecca the job, and she jumps at the chance. It’s work, and it will get her out of her apartment. How bad can it be?

Posing as Gage’s girlfriend, however, isn’t as easy as it seems. The man is relentless. Rebecca must work to protect Gage while staving off his advances. She’s there to do a job, nothing more. The last thing she wants is to be another notch on a hotshot athlete’s belt.

As the stalker continues to up the ante, Rebecca finds it harder and harder to keep her distance from Nashville’s star quarterback. He isn’t what she expected in one of the city’s most notorious playboys. Now all she has to do is keep him safe until they can find his stalker, and hope she doesn’t lose her heart in the process.

 

My Review Coming Soon!

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Thank you to The Writer’s Coffee Shop and the author for including me in the tour 🙂

 


Book Tour: AVOIDING RESPONSIBILITY by K.A. Linde- Review and GIVEAWAYS!

January 10, 2013 Book Review, Book Tour, Past Giveaways, Romance 5

Hello and welcome to the blog tour for Avoiding Responsibility! I’m sharing a ton of stuff with you today including: My review, a very sexy excerpt, and two exciting giveaways! 

 

Lexi has finally given up her once destructive relationships and moved onto bigger and better things with a sexy new man in town. Just when she is starting to figure it out with him, her world is tilted once again with a phone call from none other than Ramsey Bridges. A year after his entrance into her life, Ramsey is trying to make amends and does the one thing she never expects—invites her to Jack’s wedding.

The wedding she had evaded at all costs. But no matter what she does, Lexi can’t seem to escape her past with Jack. But does she really want to?

Despite the explosive chemistry between Lexi and Ramsey, she is skeptical about trusting him after everything that has happened. When things are amiss with him, she starts questioning his motives. Can Ramsey be the one to remove Jack from Lexi’s life permanently or should she move on with her blossoming new life?

 

My Review:

Though I haven’t yet read the first book in the series, Avoiding Commitment, I don’t think it’s necessary in order to enjoy this book. That being said, after reading Avoiding Responsibility I plan on reading the first book, just to get more of these characters.

There was enough back story to understand where everyone’s relationships stand, and the first meeting between Jack and Lexi let me know how strong the chemistry between them is. This is just one of the moments that the author creates so brilliantly. What I enjoyed most about the book is these “moments”. Linde has a knack for creating scenes, especially between two people, that whether they are romantic, angry, or even angst ridden, they are incredibly powerful. Emotions are raw and palpable and the reader is there, captured by the moment, and can feel the heat between the characters. At more than one point I found myself gasping out loud, my pulse-pounding, having forgotten where I was.

There is so much to enjoy in this book: brilliant “moments”, fantastic drama, romance, angst, hot male leads, twists, turns, and surprises. I look forward to reading both the first and third books in the series.

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Excerpt:

He breathed hot against her, causing her to squirm. “You taste so good.”

“Then don’t stop,” she told him, willing him to continue to touch her. Her body was achingly close.

“Not yet,” he repeated, dropping her leg and righting himself.

She was breathing heavy when he straightened and kissed her breathlessly. “See. Don’t you taste good?”

“God, I need you…now,” she said, as her hand came up and undid the button and zipper of his shorts. Only his tight ass held the shorts up, and she slid her hands to grasp the firm muscles, allowing the shorts to slide effortlessly to the floor.

He pushed her back against the railing, hard. Without the restriction of his shorts, he was clearly visible to her, throbbing, and ready. She groaned at the sight of him, picking up her own leg, wrapping it around him, and wrenching him closer to her. He slid against the length of her cotton underwear slowly, teasingly. Her climax, which had been so close only seconds earlier, was building again with every passing moment of anticipation. “You’re mine?” she murmured to him, half a question and half a statement.

His hands dug into her back as he tried to get closer and closer to her. “Yes.”

“All mine?” she groaned, her hand sinking into his hair and forcing his eyes to meet hers again.

Giveaways

1. At each tour stop, K.A. Linde is giving away an ebook copy (Nook or Kindle) of Avoiding Responsibility! Simply comment on this post and I will use random.org to choose one lucky winner.

2. GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY: Kindle Paperwhite!

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About the Author:

K.A. Linde is an independent author and publisher who enjoys writing novels that keep you guessing to the very end. She wrote Avoiding Commitment in 2009. She studied political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia and received her Masters in 2012. She currently resides in North Carolina. She enjoys dancing in her spare time. She has written a sequel to this novel and plans to have it released as an ebook in the near future along with her future endeavors. She is currently working on a fantasy/romance titled The Affiliate and the 3rd book in the Avoiding Series.

You can email K.A. Linde at kalinde45@gmail.com




Book Tour: ATONEMENT by Elle Chardou- Review

January 8, 2013 Book Review, Book Tour, Romance 0

 

Welcome to the Tour for Atonement by Elle Chardou!

Deirdre Bardot is a PhD student at Harvard and on her way home for Thanksgiving when she finds out her father has been murdered in a vicious hit and run by a drunk driver.

Forced to piece her life together after such a traumatic event, Deirdre moves back to Seattle to be closer to her younger sister, Caitlyn, and their mother.
When her psychiatrist, Dr. van der Meer, suggests she needs to get away from it all and take a vacation, her best friend decides to introduce her to a friend of his who has more or less the same idea. Colin is perfect: he’s good looking, self-deprecating and sexy as hell but he also happens to be Dr. van der Meer’s son.
Deirdre finds herself falling hard for a guy she barely knows and one who is equally into her as she is into him. They decide a trip to Western Europe together is the perfect way to get to know one another a whole lot better.
Then an unspeakable and random act of violence occurs and Colin realizes he is forced to reveal a secret to Deirdre he has been hiding…a secret that is breaking him, and in doing so to free his conscience, he just might destroy the relationship he has created with Deirdre and lose her forever.

My Review:

Dramatic, emotional, and sexy, Atonement is an intriguing romance.

Two people are trapped in the odd rut that can occur between college and the real world. Circumstances have prevented them from moving forward with their lives, and finding a potential life partner finally spurs them to evaluate their lives, and what they really want.

Though I didn’t find any of the main characters particularly relatable (that doesn’t mean that other readers won’t), I still very much enjoyed Colin and Deirdre’s romance and the way it develops. The author builds plenty of sexual tension but handles the couple’s interactions carefully, allowing them to establish an intense emotional connection; a connection that is necessary for the difficulties their relationship must endure.

This plot flows easily, with twists and turns and dramatic moments. It is a story of honesty, forgiveness, and healing, ending in a dramatic moment that has me eager to read more about these characters.

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

 

About the Author:
Elle Chardou is a world traveler and author of several different series.
Ms. Chardou is the author of The Ties That Bind Trilogy, The Atonement Series, The Hart Family Saga, The Vamp Saga, The Supernaturals, Beginnings: Book I (The Plague) series.
She is currently working on Killing Me Softly, Only Love, Jenna & the City of Light, and several novellas for her paranormal series.
Ms. Chardou has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Book Release Blog Tour/ Book Review: NEED(Finding Anna #2) by Sherri Hayes

July 21, 2012 BDSM, Book Review, Book Tour, Erotica, New Release, Romance 1

 

Title: [amazon_link id=”B005EYTG1Q” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Need(Finding Anna #2) [/amazon_link]

Author: Sherri Hayes

Publisher: The Writer’s Coffee Shop

Published: July 26, 2012

Rating: 4 stars

 

Thank you to The Writer’s Coffee shop for including me in the blog tour for the release of Need!

 

Need by Sherri Hayes is the dark story of broken young woman and the man who is determined to earn her trust and to help her heal. The second book in the Finding Anna Series, Need is a wonderful followup to the first book, Slave. Need takes us deeper in to Brianna and Stephan’s relationship as it grows and changes, and the sacrifices they both must make to keep it.

 

“As Brianna comes to terms with the realization that she is no longer a slave, she must figure out what she wants for her life. Forgetting her past isn’t an option. It is an integral part of who she is now, and it will forever shape her view of life. The one thing she knows is that she cannot imagine her life without the man who saved her, but can she be what he needs? 

Stephan never imagined falling in love with the woman he rescued, but the thought of her no longer being part of his life is physically painful. The scars from her past continue to haunt her, and he is helpless to stop them. All he can do is try to help her work through the traumas of her past. Can he be everything she needs and help her move on?

The two must figure out how to navigate not only their relationship with each other, but also the outside world. A friend from Brianna’s past shows up where she least expects them, and Uncle Richard continues to enforce his well-meaning agenda to get Brianna more traditional help. As forces, both friend and foe, threaten to tear them apart, Stephan and Brianna have to navigate the turbulent waters and find what they need in each other.”

 

I definitely enjoyed reading Need. As in the first book in the series, the story is told from both Brianna’s and Stephan’s perspectives. As I reader, I relished being able to know how both characters were feeling. That’s a luxury we as readers don’t always have the benefit of.

The primary focus of the story is the relationship between the two main characters. The handsome, strong and dominant Stephan has rescued the beautiful and broken Brianna and now he must continue to help her heal. He treats her with such excruciating tenderness all while pushing her limits, and somehow manages to control his need to possess her completely. In spite of the tenderness, he is forever the Dominant, which is exactly what Brianna needs. Somehow, they each must figure out how to be what the other requires, all while discovering who they really are. There is such genuine caring as well as an underlying burning desire between these two characters.

I gave Need 4 stars and highly recommend this read. It is dark and edgy, with a great twist on the traditional Dominant/submissive story. There is still heat and sexuality but all within a beautiful story of healing and love. I am eagerly anticipating the third book in the series. I am desperate to see where this relationship goes and if it can survive.


Brianna: “I nodded and continued to hold tight to him. He was my lifeline, and I was pretty sure he always would be. There was no place I felt safer than when he held me like this. Sometimes, I just wanted to stay here, in his chair, and never leave. The outside world could melt away, and I wouldn’t care.”

 

*I received this book as an ARC from the publisher(via NetGalley) in exchange for a fair and honest review.