May 31, 2016

BOOK TOUR and BOOK REVIEW : Demand by Lisa Renee Jones



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Ella and Kayden’s story continues in
Demand by Lisa Renee Jones


Where’s Ella?  Find out TODAY!
Amazon UK (paperback): http://amzn.to/1XzQlyt


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Blurb
Still struggling with amnesia, Ella questions everything she’s known about Kayden Wilkens—the alluring stranger who claims to have found her unconscious in an alleyway a month earlier. But was he truly a stranger—or did Kayden know her before his supposed rescue? Tormented by the potential betrayal he denies, with fleeting memories of a bombshell in her recent past, Ella must face a hard reality. Every action has consequences . . . and trusting Kayden, the one thing she most desires, might result in the direst consequences of all.

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5.0 "HAWK" STARS


Demand started right after where  Denial left off. Once again, I was pulled into the story. If I have loved them in the first book, my feelings towards Ella and Kayden in this second installment escalated and I just have changed my top BBF's. ;) If you have read DENIAL then surely you know what I mean. But if not, please do the honor because trust me this hero is just a HOOOOT!



Moving forward, I could definitely say from beginning 'til the end I was invested.I could not put the book down. I was just sucked into a roller coaster of emotion one you grasp so tight and don't want to let go. In fact even after reading the book I could not form any coherent thoughts. I was just staring blankly and just uttered WOW because to be honest that's how I describe DEMAND. Right from the start, as you read every word there's this magnetic feeling towards you and the story why you can't let it go.



To be honest, this is not my first Lisa Renee Jones book and to tell you she  keeps getting better and better to every book she have written.  I was not surprised though because she really has the talent and her great talent and her brilliant thinking just showed perfectly as you read the book. Demand is just EXCELLENT! It was just flawless. The romantic suspense and the mystery and the puzzles of pieces, the twist and turn of the events will keep you in the edge but really in a good way. That feeling when you have to guess and even wanted to solve whatever mystery and look for clues is just a proof that her words and lines just pulled you right in. Amazingy and brilliantly written. And for all of those holy! The author even coupled it with so damn hot sizzling scenes that just made the story artfully and tastefully great! *Fanning



Seriously, the book is not just good but really great! I will not delve deeper and go into so much details in my review because there's no better way to describe the book but through reading and experiencing it yourseld. The blurb pretty make a good foundation.There you have it, you have an idea but read DENIAL for much better experience and great read.



I highly recommend this book, Lisa Renee  Jones has delivered yet again another story that keeps you begging and wanting for more.





Excerpt
Crossing behind the couch toward the kitchen, I find myself remembering those naked, intimate moments with Kayden only a short time ago. The passion. The trust I’d felt for him. And then his words: “We both want more. Until we don’t.” The words send a surge of adrenaline and nerves through my body.
The scent of freshly brewed coffee teases my nostrils as I reach the kitchen, where I immediately find Kayden standing behind the island. But it’s not him that makes my heart lurch, as usual. It’s my gun that’s lying on the counter between us.
And when I should perhaps step backward I find myself charging forward to claim the other side of the counter.
“What is that for?”
“You thought you needed it earlier,” he says. “I want you to have it now.”
My fingers curl on the tiled counter. “Do I need it?”
“That’s for you to decide.”
“That isn’t the answer I want.”
His jaw sets hard. “If you’re expecting an answer you’ll want, you’d better pick up that gun.”
We stare at each other, a push and pull between us that has nothing to do with fear or intimidation, and everything to do with a bond we both know is being tested. “I know what you’re doing.”
“What am I doing?”
“The same thing you did outside that church, when you helped me hold the gun to your chest.”
“Which is what?”
“Offering me the façade of control.”
“You holding a loaded gun on me in no way equals a façade.”
“I know you now,” I counter. “You don’t give up control, even when you say you are.”
He rests his hands on the counter, one turned just enough for me to catch a glimpse of the hawk inked on his wrist, its wings spread, the mark of a man whose rules of many must dictate his actions. “There are two sides to this coin,” he says, his words drawing my attention, his pale blue eyes piercing mine. “The me with you, and the me with everyone else.”
“We barely knew each other at the church.”
“I’d already decided you were mine. You just didn’t know it yet.”


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Although the Careless Whispers series is a continuation of Lisa’s Inside Out series, the books from Inside Out do not have to be read first. However, Denial, Demand and Surrender, must be read in order.


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Book one, DENIAL, is available NOW!


Book three, SURRENDER, coming January 2017
B&N and Audible coming soon

About the Author:
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series, which is now in development for a television show to be produced by Suzanne Todd of Team Todd (Alice in Wonderland). Suzanne Todd on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy - a modern girl we all can identify with. I’m thrilled to develop a television show that will tell Sara’s whole story - her life, her work, her friends, and her sexuality.

In addition to the success of Lisa's INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin's Press.
Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women's Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.



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Book Review: Hold You Against Me by Skye Warren

         Hold You Against Me by Skye Warren


Once upon a time the daughter of a mafia king fell in love with a foot soldier.

This fairy tale didn’t have a happy ending.

My sister and I barely managed to escape alive, and we’ve lived in relative hiding ever since. I’m safe now, but I can never forget the boy who gave his life to save mine.

Except there’s a chance that he’s still alive. And he’s fighting a war.

Even knowing the risks, I have to find him. I have to find some way to protect him, the way he protected me. But he isn’t the boy I left behind. He’s a violent man. A criminal. And he’s been waiting for me—the final pawn in a dark game of survival and love.

4 LOST LOVE STARS!!

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" The family changes people. We may not newborn evil, but we turn that way if we stay". 
Well I can definetely say the Mafia does know how to deliver one hell of a action packed drama when it comes to being in "The Family" and blood or not, you will never forget the tale of Giovanni and Clara. These two had a story long in the making and I'm glad I got to witness all the ups and downs of their journey to finding each other again.

Being the young daughter of one of the most feared Mobsters, it hasn't always been an easy feat for Clara. Non stop Security, always having to be prim and proper to maintain appearences, has essentially become the norm for her but that life has been long gone for the past eight years since she escaped with her older sister. Living the life that her sister has always wanted for them, Clara is now a twenty-three year old happy Art student. Even though she's happy with her new found life, there has always been one thing that she's been missing and eight years haven't made a difference in her grief. Giovanni was the love of her life and when you love someone like that, how can you possibly move on? But life as she knows it is about to change drastically and the former fantasy of having that love come back is making her rethink those feelings.

Dark and consuming is what Giovanni has now become. He wasn't always that way but when you're life no longer becomes your own and you literally come close to death, it eventually changes you. Good vs.Evil is what they say but when you turn to the dark side, evil becomes your mantra. Giovanni is on a mission to get back the woman he's once lost and come hell or highwater, he's getting her back. 

"The soldier or the boy. The monster or the lover. Which one is he? " 

This was a very enjoyable read for me. The mob,the underlying that something dangerous is right around the corner mix in with a dash of suspense was the perfect recipe for a mafia story. I loved Giovanni and Clara's interaction with each other and even though they were seperated for years, that passion and closeness was still there. If you like a little bit of darkness in your reads, then this really is the book for you.




Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dark romance such as Wanderlust and Prisoner. Praised as a “true mistress of dark erotica”, her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, four dogs, and one evil cat.

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Blog Tour and Book Review: Dirty Love by Meghan March



Greer Karas has been mine since the first day I saw her.
I walked away because she deserved better than I could offer, but I always planned to come back and stake my claim when the time was right.
But true to form, Greer wasn't willing to wait. She threw down a challenge, and I’m meeting her head-on. 
I’m not walking away this time because sometimes you have to fight dirty for love.


4 STARS

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"Trust is a fragile thing, and gluing the pieces together of something that has already broken twice before is a difficult task". 
After the crazy cliffhanger in "Dirty Girl", I kept asking myself: How the heck is Cav going to explain this and get back in Greer's good graces because let's face it, that was a soap opera cliffhanger Friday edition. Cav certainly had a lot of groveling to do to win back Greer's trust and I couldnt wait to see what he was going to do. Will he win back Greer? After all, once that trust is gone, it's pretty hard to earn it back.

Greer is completely devasted by Cav's lies. Doing the only thing that makes sense to her right now, she leaves him completely alone in Belize and travels back home with her brother Creighton.Knowing she gave him one of the most sacred parts of her, the betrayal feels that much worse and all she wants to do right now is drown her sorrows. In Greer's eyes there's no amount of explanation that can undo the hurt that Cav has cost her and because of the media, she has to stay in hiding. That means no phone, internet, or TV or in human cases going batsh*t crazy until the press dies down. But Cav has other ideas and it includes winning her back. Whatever he has to do, he's going to do it and he won't stoo until Greer is back in his arms for good.

"I'll do whatever it takes. When you're the prize, there's no line I won't cross". 
Cav has done a lot of things in his life that's made him good and bad but one important detail he never mentioned to Greer has left her completely heartbroken. Did he plan on hurting her? Absolutely not. But when you decide to not share one of the most beneficial part of your history, that's exactly what happens and now he's lost the woman he loves. For now that is. If it's one thing that Cav has it's determination and come hell or highwater, he's going to get back Greer.

I loved that Ms. March didn't waste any time with getting on with the story and we learned more of Cav's background with his father and what role he played in his father's bussiness. Even though he came from such a different upbringing from Greer, Cav has managed to make something out of himself and be the kind of man that she would be be proud of to call her own. He wasn't perfect at all and I HATED that he lied to her in the first place but he really thought he was doing the right thing and for that I respected him.

As for Greer, I wanted her to make Cav grovel a hell of a lot more! Even though I liked his character, I felt like she gave in too easily when it came to forgiving him . I was honestly expecting a full on blow out with these two and some much in need grovelling but I didn't get that. I wanted her to make him work just a little bit more in earning back her trust. Aside from that, this was a very nice conclusion to Cav and Greer's story and I would love to see Banner get her own hot mess of a book. 




Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.














Release Day Blitz : EMPIRE by Rachel Van Dyken

Empire 0 days   empire smash cover art I have lost everything. My purpose My love My soul Death knocks on my door, I want to answer, but every time I reach for the handle -- the promise I made her brings me back. So I breathe. I live. I hate. And I allow the anger to oil beneath the surface of a perfectly indifferent facade. I am broken, I don't want to be fixed. But the Empire is crumbling and it's my job to fix it. My job to mend the pieces that were scattered over thirty years ago. A trip to New York, only one chance to redeem a lost part of our mafia family. The only issue is, the only way to fix it, is to do something I swore I'd never do again. An arranged marriage. Only this time. I won't fall. Or so help me God, I will kill her myself. My name is Sergio Abandonoto, you think you know my pain, my suffering, my anger, my hate? You have no idea. I am the mafia. I am the darkness. Blood in. No out.

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    The loving couple in the rain  

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Sergio looked ready to strangle me. “No. I don’t believe I asked for an annoying little sister, but if that’s what you’re offering, please don’t let me stop you. Just know, I won’t hesitate to put you over my knee if you get out of hand.” The minute the words left his mouth. I froze. He froze. The taxi driver stared little laser like holes into the rearview mirror. And Sergio leaned toward me. I swallowed as tension swirled around us. He gripped me by the chin and turned my head to the side, his lips brushing my ear. “It’s like you have a death wish.” “You wouldn’t do it.” He pulled back as both of his eyebrows shot up, and then he looked down, like he had spotted something. I followed the direction of his gaze and let out a little gasp as a gun dug into my stomach. “It’s been directed at you for the last four minutes,” Sergio said through a practiced smile. “I meant what I said. Listen well. I keep my word. Kiss me, and blood will be spilled.” “Y-you’re a crazy person!” I hissed, shoving at his chest. “And I wasn’t going to kiss you!” “Sure you weren’t.” He put the gun away. “Good talk though, right? Oh look, the movie theater.” To say that I scrambled out of the car like a kid running away from her kidnapper would be a gross understatement, but the minute my feet hit the pavement, I paused. My body told me to run. The guy had pulled a gun. On me. I didn’t even watch violent movies.    

Get the beginning of Sergio's story in Elude

elude Twenty-Four hours before were were to be married--I offered to shoot her. Ten hours before our wedding--I made a mockery of her dying wish. Five hours before we were going to say our vows--I promised I'd never love her. One hour before I said I do--I vowed I'd never shed a tear over her death. But the minute we were pronounced man and wife--I knew. I'd only use my gun to protect her. I'd give my life for hers. I'd cry. And I would, most definitely, lose my heart, to a dying girl--a girl who by all accounts should have never been mine in the first place. I always believed the mafia would be my end game--where I'd lose my heart, while it claimed my soul. I could have never imagined. It would be my redemption. Or the beginning of something beautiful. The beginning of her. The end of us.

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  rachelborder Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor. She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers! You can connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/rachelvandyken or join her fan group Rachel's New Rockin Readers. Her website is www.rachelvandykenauthor.com. FACEBOOK / TWITTER / GOODREADS / AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE / NEWSLETTER

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