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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Blog Tour: Landslide by NJ Cole ~Review & Excerpt


Release date: August 4, 2013

Senator Maxwell Joseph has it all--money, power and good looks--the trifecta when it comes to attracting the ladies. He even has women willing to be tied up, spanked and fucked all while calling him daddy, fulfilling his secret fantasy. On the night of his thirty-fifth birthday he finds a goddess waiting for him in his hotel room. She is beautiful, sexy and very willing, yet the fruit she offers is very forbidden. Not only at nineteen is she barely legal, but she is the daughter of his best friend and political advisor.
Mackenzie Wade has had a crush on the senator for years, and when an overheard phone call affords her the opportunity she needs to make her fantasies a reality, she jumps on the chance offering herself as a birthday gift.
Throwing caution to the wind, Max gives in to temptation and gives them both what they have been yearning for--a night filled with ropes, floggers and toe-curling sex. Although satiated, one night of passion wasn't enough for either of them, and they began a clandestine affair.
The solid ground on which he'd built his career now began to shift as his wants and dreams for the future began to change. In what he can only describe as a landslide, Max holds on tight to the only thing that he can, Kenzie, and goes on the ride of his life, knowing all along that in the end, he may have to make a choice between the woman of his fantasies and his career.
Opening the door to the suite, I found a beautiful creature in my bed with the hottest body I'd ever seen. She was wearing white thigh highs, a short plaid skirt, and a white top. It was a classic school girl outfit and I loved it. Everything about her was perfect, but everything about her was wrong.
"Mackenzie! What the hell are you doing?"
"I'm giving you your birthday present, Senator Joseph."
The way she said my name made my dick rock hard again.
"Mackenzie, this is completely inappropriate."
"Who gives a fuck if it's appropriate or not, " she said, rubbing her thighs together. "And I know you want me. I saw how you were looking at me earlier. I even know what you are into."
My stomach dropped. Could she mean she knew about my sexual preferences? "What are you talking about?"
"Oh, I know. I overheard my father talking once." She got on the bed and walked over to me, her eyes never leaving mine as she crossed the room. She grabbed hold of my tie and began running her fingers over it. "I know exactly what you are into, Senator Joseph."
"Mackenzie, you're what...sixteen years old?" I questioned, grabbing her wrist and removing her hand from my tie.
"Sixteen? You sent me a graduation present last year," she laughed. "I'm nineteen. My birthday was just last week.
She was legal. I'm sure she said more, but all I heard was that she was nineteen. I also caught something else she said a moment ago. She'd mentioned that she knew what I was "into", and I needed to know what she meant.
"What is it you think I'm into? I asked with more authority than I felt at that moment.
"You like to tie up little girls and fuck them. Isn't that right, Senator?"
Her words made my dick twitch. The summary wasn't exactly accurate; I didn't like actual little girls, just women in their early twenties who were willing to dress up for my fantasies. What I gathered from her statement, though, was that she wasn't repulsed; she sounded excited at the thought.
There were a million reasons I shouldn't do this. She was barely legal. She was the daughter of my top advisor... and best friend. I wasn't prepared. We didn't have any sort of contract. I had no clue what her limits were. It just seemed wrong, yet all of that flew out of the window when she looked up at me and licked her lips.
"Don't you wanna tie me up and fuck me, Senator Joseph?"
Consequences be damned. I wasn't thinking with my head, I was thinking with my dick. And my dick wanted her. "On your knees, little girl," I commanded harshly.
She dropped to the floor instantly; when she did, I walked around her and pulled her hands behind her back. "So you want to be tied up? To offer yourself to me? To please me?"
"Yes," she panted.
"Yes, what?" I asked, removing my tie.
"Yes, Sir," she moaned.
"Yes, Daddy," I corrected.
"Yes, Daddy."

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4 1/2 stars!

Are you in the mood for some smut? Then look no further than Landslide. It was deliciously smutty with some nice kinks. I had been reading A LOT of deeply emotional books lately. Though, I enjoy emotional books of broken girls/boys, and their struggles to survive and let those who love them in, I was starting to get into a book funk. Once I started reading Landslide my funk automatically lifted. It was nice to pick up a book and just enjoy some good old-fashioned smut. Well...maybe not old-fashioned *wink*, but you know what I mean. In a sort of sick way it cleared my head and now I feel refreshed.

Maxwell Joseph is a Senator with a set of particular "preferences" in the bedroom. He likes to tie young women up and dress them in school girl outfits and have them call him daddy. His advisor and best friend, Colin, knows all about Maxwell's "preferences", often arranging meetings for him. On his thirty-fifth birthday Maxwell gets the best present of his life.

Mackenzie Wade has loved everything about Maxwell since she can remember. The problem? She is 16 years his junior and also happens to be the daughter of Maxwell's advisor and best friend, Colin. But that does not stop her from sneaking into Maxwell's room on his birthday and giving hi his birthday gift, her, all wrapped up in her old school girl uniform willing to call him "daddy". But one encounter is not enough for these two. They are drawn to each other like moths to a flame, and someone might just get burned.

But will they be willing to give each other up when friendships, careers are at stakes? Can they give each other up when the media may catch wind on their scandalous affair?

Landslide is filled with page after page of sex and I enjoyed ever single page. While reading it I found myself both aroused and disturbed by the constant us of "daddy". At times it was a bit repetitive but I still enjoyed it. I love books with duo POV and this one had it. You get to see  events in both points of  and that just makes it for me. I liked Mackenzie's character. Although, she was only 19 she knew exactly what she wanted and went after it. Maxwell was Oh SO sexy!!! He was very alpha and commanded the bedroom. You knew exactly who was in charge from the very beginning. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was just what I needed after SO many emotional books. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did. Keep them coming NJ Cole!

*Author Bio*
NJ Cole is a witty, mid-western girl with a kinky side. She works by day and writes by night, all while being a mother to her wonderful boys and serving her Sir. Unlike many of today's authors, she chooses to write in first person, allowing the readers to experience life through the eyes of the unique characters that live in her head. Her love of those characters and respect for their stories come through loud and clear in her writing. With over two million reads of her online work in the past six months, NJ Cole is clearly an up and coming author


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Blog Tour: Sweet Thing by Renee Carlino

A Contemporary Romance
Blog Tour: July 24-August 2
Mia Kelly is a twenty-five-year-old walking Gap ad who thinks she has life figured out when her father's sudden death uproots her from slow-paced Ann Arbor to New York City's bustling East Village. There she discovers her father's spirit for life and the legacy he left behind with the help of an old café, a few eccentric friends, and one charming musician.
Will Ryan is good-looking, poetic, spontaneous, and on the brink of fame when he meets Mia, his new landlord, muse, and personal heartbreaker.
A story of self-discovery and friendship, Sweet Thing shines light on the power of loving and letting go.
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Sweet ThingSweet Thing by Renee Carlino
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*4.5 Stars*

“Sometimes it takes the love of others to show us who we really are.”

Sweet Thing is more than just a story. It’s a book about self-discovery and the bumps that we endure on that journey.

“Sweet Thing –I think I love you.”
That pretty much sums it up for me. This book was beautifully written and very enjoyable. The ranges of emotions that you experience vary from chapter to chapter. I was elated one minute, crying the next, and laughing a little bit later. I found myself completely engrossed in the story. I couldn’t put it down.

I usually give a synopsis of the story in my reviews, but I am not going to do that. This story really doesn’t need that. I will say what I thought of the characters. Mia was at a precipice unable to take that leap of faith into the unknown. She was going through a very rough period. Mia tended to over analyze anything and everything to the point of dissection. She was unable to accept things for what they were, even when they were staring her in the face. I sometimes found this a bit annoying and frustrating to the point where I wanted to shake her, but I still enjoyed her as a character.

I really enjoyed Mia’s friend Jenny; she was up front and honest. Where Mia over complicated everything, Jenny simplified it to the root. They balanced each other out very nicely.

Martha gave some of the best cryptic advice. She was full of one-liners that made you think, but fit so perfectly. Like this one…
“You have to teach your heart and mind how to sing together… then you’ll hear the sound of your soul.”

Okay, Will. Will was perfection. There really is not a better word for him. He was talented, attentive, caring, and patient. He really deserves sainthood for being so patient with Mia allowing her to figure out what it was she needed and wanted. Did I mention that he was a musician and had tattoos? Yep! He was so very hot and sexy. I would give anything to see his talking to god look.

This book is a must read immediately. Don’t wait you will not be disappointed.

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1. The Smirks- Ask
2. Muddy Waters- I'm your hoochie coochi man
3. The Allman Brothers- Little Martha
4. Tori Amos- Icicle
5. Gymnopedie No. 1
6. Bon Iver- For Emma, Forever Ago
7. The Divine Miss M- Do You Want to Dance
8. Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam- Yellow Ledbetter
9. T.I.- Live Your Life
10. Van Morrison- Sweet Thing
11. Etta James- At Last
12. Jon Schmidt- All of Me
13. Willie Nelson- Angels Flying Too Close to the Ground
14. The Adolescence- I Hate Children
15. Nina Simone- Sinnerman
16. Bob Dylan- The Girl From North Country
17. Patti Smith- Horses
18. Rolling Stones-Wild Horses
19. Rolling Stones-Schoolboy Blues
20. Sinead O'Connor- Nothing Compares
"I couldn't say the words because the feeling had unearthed a new sensation that I had no experience with in a relationship...fear. It's a plaguing, unruly affliction that clouds any happiness born from real love. It's a fool who thinks love will set him free. Love equals a morbid and relentless fear of losing the other person. It's a freak-accident fear, a piece of space junk falling from the sky and obliterating him, leaving nothing but his smoking boots. It's the unfortunate-organ-defect fear--suddenly, on his thirtieth birthday, the little crack in his heart that's been there since birth will rear its ugly head and take him in his sleep while he's spooning you. It's the only way to know you're really in love, when you ask the question would it be harder to watch him die, or to know he'll watch you die? Is there more mercy in being the one who does the watching or being the one who does the dying? It's when you realize what mercy-killing actually means, it's when you actually care to the point of tormenting worry. It's not roses and white horses, it's fucking brutal and it can send a person running for the hills. To love is brave and Will was the bravest person knew."

Author Bio
Renee's first friends were the imaginary kind and even though her characters haven't gone away, thankfully the delusions have. She admits she's a wildly hopeless romantic and she blames 80's movies staring Molly Ringwald for that. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she's not at the beach with her boys or working on the next book, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate.
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Friday, July 26, 2013

Cover reveal: Everything I've Never Had by Lynetta Halat

Cover designed: Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations
Release date: September 2, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance

 Celeste Hebert has always appeared to have it all, but there are many things she's never had, been forbidden from having.
One night. One song. One kiss. The perfect trifecta to unleash the floodgates of a forbidden attraction between the widow and her husband's bad boy cousin, Adrian.
Celeste endeavors to rebury the feelings that surface after this one night since her powerful family despises him. Kindred spirits, best of friends they attempt to douse their attraction; however, Adrian always seems to know exactly how to push her buttons and may prove too much to resist.
Having defied his family by making his way on his own terms, Adrian struggles to regain their acceptance. When he meets his cousin's wife and wants her for his own, he feels he's finally lived down to the title--black sheep. But, when his cousin dies unexpectedly, Adrian fights his attraction and swears to honor them both by helping her raise her boys.
Finding himself enveloped in a cocoon of love and acceptance, Adrian knows it's more than just physical attraction. However, unforeseen events threated to destroy those he now holds dear and his newfound peace.
Will the ties that bind them be their undoing?
Adrian runs his hands up my arms and shoulders until they grasp both sides of my neck to tilt my head back so that I'm staring straight into his arctic blue eyes. I immediately start trembling, and it's not with fear.
"Celeste, I'm begging you not to leave here looking like that. You look gorgeous, babe, but I can't sit here all night wondering who's hitting on you, who's imagining moving that scrap of fabric over to get a glimpse at what is..."
"What is what?" I breathe heavily.
"What is underneath it all." His brow wrinkles, and I feel his hands tighten their pleasurably painful grip. "What is underneath it all."
"Just me, Adrian, just me," I breathe. "That's all."
"So everything then. Just like I thought." He removes one of his hands to run it up the back of my thigh. My eyes widen and I swallow hard.
"That's not a good idea," I whisper. His hand wraps all the way around my thigh, his fingertips coming to rest along the crease of my left cheek. My thigh pulses with fire.
"Why not?" His fingertips tease back and forth a little. Even though it's a light touch, it feels like his calloused fingertips mark me.
"Why not? Look at us. We can't even have a civil conversation to further complicate it. What you're doing will further complicate matters."
His hand stills. He exhales loudly and lets his head drop on my chest. "You do this to me. I don't act like this. That day in the park, watching cross and uncross your legs. Throwing you hair over your shoulder. Laughing without a care in the world. Cheering me on like it was your favorite thing to do! It killed me. Killed me. I've never wanted a woman the way I want you. Never."
His words rain down on me like fiery drops of lust. I close my eyes and rewrite that memory. I thought he was just being an ass, but his unexpected anger was because he was yearning for me. I bite my lip, open my eyes, and shake my head. "It's just because you can't have me, Adrian. I'm nothing special."
"Oh, baby, you have no idea." He runs his nose up my throat, scenting me as he goes. I lean my neck back, giving him more access even as my brain screams at me to run--not walk--out of this room. But when he says, "You're everything to me." My head falls back even further and my eyes close again as I feel him slant his head and attack my chin, throat, and neck with closed-mouth kisses. I hear myself moan and give myself one more little jolt to try to spare myself from this delicious torment that will end in frustration.
All rights reserved. Copyright Lynetta Halat 2013.
*Author Bio*
For as long as she can remember, Lynetta Halat has lived to read and has written countless of stories. A teacher by day and an avid reader and closet writer by night, she has always dreamt of penning books that people could connect with and remember; and her first novel, Every Rose, was the perfect catalyst to launch her into the world of publishing. Her love of the English language prompted her to attain her master's degree in English from Old Dominion University in Virginia. A self-proclaimed "Coast Girl," she lives in Mississippi with her adorable husband, two amazing sons, and two loveable dogs. She is currently at work on her third book.
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Cover Reveal~ Searching for Tomorrow by Katie Mac


What happens when you find the one person who completes you, and then life conspires against you? How do you set your grief and anguish aside? How do you pick up the shattered pieces, put those pieces back together again, and try to move on?

Katie and Tripp met on the playground the first day of third grade when Tripp tried to rescue Katie from Zack, her twin brother. A lifelong friendship that later blossomed into love began that day.

Broken beyond her own ability to repair, Katie boxes her grief up and attempts to raise her three girls the best she can on her own. As time slowly passes, Katie relives her times with Tripp while struggling most days to even get out of bed. She is reminded of him at every turn.

Zack is Katie's twin brother and was Tripp's best friend. Having lost his own love, he dedicates himself to helping Katie put her life back together. Throw in a mother-in-law who torments at every turn and poor Katie can't even find a chance to breathe, much less a desire to somehow search for tomorrow. 

Author Interview:

Tell us 5 surprising things about yourself.
  • 1.     I am a PK. If you know what that means, then you know what that means.
    2.     I have always wanted to be a red head with long, beautiful corkscrew curls.
    3.     No matter what I’m doing, I would rather be outside, day or night, hot or cold, rain or shine.
    4.     I was awarded two separate scholarships when I graduated high school. One was a teaching fellowship and the other was for writing.
    5.     I love to cook, almost as much as I like to eat. I spent a couple of years as a private cook for a local family and loved every minute of it

    What is your writing environment?

At the moment, I have a makeshift office in my pantry! If need be, I can shut the door and cut off part of the noise. I hope to have a more permanent space soon.

One of your favorite quotes.

                  To whom much is given, much is required.          

Random things about my novel.

Just a bit of nonsense. I am Kathryn Anne, and my two sisters are Rebekah Elizabeth and Sarah Margaret. My husband is Channing, and my son is Zachary. One of my daughters is Elizabeth, and I still have to work my daughter Brittany into the book. Highlands is my most favorite place in the world to go when my soul need refreshing. Last, but not least, I actually had a great-grandma Tiddy!

Flirting Questions

What does love feel like? 

Warm, fuzzy, secure, safe, sheltered

How did you meet your significant other? 

In the lobby of the bank that I worked in. I was on all fours under a Christmas tree tightening the screws in the base. What can I say? Baby got back!

If you could take a romantic trip, where would it be? 

Any trip I take with Hubs is romantic. One of his favorite things to do is to whisk me away to wine and dine me.

Do you believe in love at first sight?  

Absolutely! Ask me how I feel about my grandson Grayson!

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