Teaser and Sweepstakes: Traded (Book #4: The Wilde Brothers) by Lorhainne Eckhart


Title: Traded Series: Book #4: The Wilde Brothers Series Author: Lorhainne Eckhart Format: Kindle Edition, 200 pages Published: March 31, 2015  ASIN: B00TMODFF2

Title: Traded
Series: Book #4: The Wilde Brothers Series
Author: Lorhainne Eckhart
Format: Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published: March 31, 2015

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Jake Wilde has two loves, but neither is going his way.  Jake Wilde, the youngest of the Wilde brothers, has it all. He’s a pro football star with the woman of his dreams by his side…or so he thought.  In a desperate attempt to keep the woman he loves, he asks her to marry him. The last thing Jake Wilde expects is for her to turn him down and walk out the door at the same time that his football team decides to trade him.   Chris Jeger, a legal assistant and part-time cheerleader for the Cardinals, has been waiting for true love. When she overhears Jake Wilde making a personal plea to some woman on the phone, she can see he’s heading down the road to disaster. Instead of walking away, she steps in to offer him advice so he doesn’t turn his life upside down the same way she once did.   Their friendship develops, and one night their emotions collide–but when someone unexpected suddenly knocks on his door, Jake learns that sometimes, what you wish for isn’t what you really want.  As real life interferes with her hopes and dreams, will Chris once again be brokenhearted, left on the outside looking in?


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About the author and where to find her:

Lorhainne EckhartUSA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart’s books have been described as Longmire meets old-school Dallas, and she recently received the 2013 Readers’ Favorite Award for Romantic Suspense for her title Lost and Found. With over thirty titles under her belt, she is frequently a Top 100 bestselling author in multiple genres, such as romance, westerns, and mystery/suspense, including such series as The Outsider, Walk the Right Road, The Wilde Brothers, The Saved, and her most recent addition, The Friessens: A New Beginning.  Lorhainne lives on sunny Salt Spring Island with her family, where she is working on her next novel.

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Excerpt and Sweepstakes: Taz (Book #4: G-Man Series) by Andrea Smith

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Title: Taz Series: Book #4: G-Man Series Author: Andrea Smith Format: Kindle Edition, 231 pages Published: March 31, 2015 by Meatball Taster Publishing, LLC  ASIN: B00U09LAL4

Title: Taz
Series: Book #4: G-Man Series
Author: Andrea Smith
Format: Kindle Edition, 231 pages
Published: March 31, 2015 by Meatball Taster Publishing, LLC

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Taz: My life is finally perfect. My dreams have all come true. I’m where I want to be with the bureau; having the career I’ve been planning since I did my stint in the military. I’m married to the one and only woman I’ve ever loved; my heart beats for her alone. Together we’ve made beautiful babies that I adore. I’m thirty-three years old and I’m complete.  Then one day, it all changes. Slate recruits me for a temporary assignment that is underneath the radar for a reason. The bureau hasn’t sanctioned it as a priority, but Slate feels it is because of who is involved: Sue Ellen Reynard. Yeah, remember her?

Lindsey: Our lives were perfect. Taz and I had everything we’d ever hoped for: family, careers and an everlasting devotion to one another. Suddenly nothing is the same. In a single moment, my biggest fear is realized by one phone call from Slate: an ‘agent is missing’.  My agent; my Taz . . .

This is just the beginning of our long journey. Will things ever be the same again?

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Excerpt from Taz (Book #4: G-Man Series):

I wiped my hands clean, tossed the towel into the trash and grabbed my wife’s hand, pulling her behind me up the wide staircase to the second floor. Once there, outside of those closed french doors that had been my iron curtain for the past several weeks, I pushed them open, pulled her into the room with me, and then kicked them shut with one swift move.

I pulled her close, raising her shirt up and she didn’t resist; but instead, raised her arms up so that I could pull it up and over her head. I unfastened her front closure bra, releasing her beautiful tits that I hadn’t touched in months.

I lifted her up, and carried her over to the bed–our bed, gently placing her on her back, so that I could straddle her and begin feasting on her breasts.

She moaned beneath me with pleasure. I multitasked, sucking on a breast while I unfastened her jeans, before raising myself back up so that she could shimmy out of them. I pulled my shirt up and over my head, and then quickly unfastened my jeans, shedding them along with my boxers in one swift movement.

I lowered myself back over her, my mouth finding hers. I slowed my pace. I sure as hell didn’t want to come before my dick was even inside of her, but I swear to God, I knew I wouldn’t last long. I kissed her softly, playfully, as my teeth gently nipped at her bottom lip.

Our tongues interlaced, and her arms wrapped around me tightly, pulling my face and upper body even closer to her. I was consumed by her scent, her softness, her sweetness–all of it. She was mine to claim and holy fuck if I wasn’t going to! Nothing–I repeat–nothing was going to keep me from sinking my cock into her sweet pussy and showing her that she was mine–now and always.

And then we heard it.

At the same time.


From the room down the hall, Jackson was crying. And it wasn’t just a fussy or whiney cry that would likely stop so that he could return promptly to sleep.

Hell no!

It was a loud-ass wailing, followed by a high-pitched shriek of “Mommeee!”

Over and over.

Seriously dude?

Lindsey squirmed underneath me, pushing against my chest.

“I’ll get him, babe,” I said, getting up.

“No,” she said gently, giving me a quick kiss on the lips. “It’s okay, Taz. He’s calling for me. I’ll get him.”

She launched herself out of our bed, and quickly went to the closet, pulling on her white terry cloth robe, making a quick exit so that she could tend to our son.

The little cockblocker.

I made a mental note to ground his ass just as soon as he was old enough to understand the whole concept.

I swear.

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About the author and where to find her:

andrea smithI was born and raised in southern Ohio, and with the exception of a brief stint in Dallas, TX, have been an Ohioan most of my life. My dream has always been to write a novel, and back in the early eighties I tried to do just that, having been influenced by authors such as Kathleen Woodiwiss, Johanna Lindsey, Rosemary Rogers and Laurie McBain. I remember writing to all of them through their listed publishers, and the only response I received was from Johanna Lindsey (who lived in Hawaii at the time.  Ms. Lindsey advised me to continue with my dream; and to submit to various publishers again and again. Of course, at that time, publishing e-books yourself was not on the horizon; there were vanity publishing houses of course, but she advised me to avoid those.  So my dream was put on the back-burner for more than 25 years until June of 2012 when suddenly I no longer had a reason not to write a novel. My sons were grown; I found myself without a career (blessedly) and the creative juices flowed once again.  I finished my first novel, “Maybe Baby” in September of 2012; the next two books in the “Baby Series” titled “Baby Love” and “Be My Baby” were published in early 2013. I learned a lot in my first endeavor with self-publishing. I’ve made so many friends as a result that it is over-whelming.  In the spring of 2013, I had an idea for a different type of Alpha, and wrote Book #1 of the “G-Man” Series, titled “Diamond Girl.” This book was well-received, and I followed it with Book #2, “Love Plus One.” These are stand-alone books.  I am finally doing what I love and I sincerely appreciate the wonderful readers who provide feedback and take the time to comment. I hope that with each book, my writing has grown and improved as I strive to publish quality fiction.

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Excerpt and Sweepstakes: Savage by Jade C. Jamison


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Title: Savage Author: Jade C. Jamison Published: March 31, 2015

Title: Savage
Author: Jade C. Jamison
Published: March 31, 2015

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Kill or Die

Nina Hardwick has had a rough life since leaving high school, but inside she is still the girl looking for a silver lining. The past several years have left their toll on her psyche, and just as she feels like she’s climbing out of a deep abyss, her life and the lives of millions of others fall into shambles as a virus overtakes the country and leaves a plague of undead armies scouring the land.  In a desperate attempt to get away from the infected, Nina and some neighbors speed out of town, nearly killing a man on a motorcycle. When they stop to rescue him, Nina realizes that he is the one man from her past she never got over, the guy who should have been her high school sweetheart until she messed it up. But this unrequited love, Kevin Savage, says he doesn’t even remember her. Or does he?  Nina, Kevin, and her neighbors head to the wilderness and fight to survive not only the plague but also hunger, cold, their inner demons…and even each other. Will they survive and, more importantly, will her heart?

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Excerpt from Savage:

I froze. My heart was thumping in my chest and time seemed to have slowed to a crawl, so I watched as they got closer and my friends steeled themselves for engagement. As though I was removed from the action, I saw chopping, swinging, lunging…as if I weren’t there on the battlefield. Then I saw the violent gray body lunge at me, teeth gnashing and fingers clawing, but I couldn’t make myself move. All around me, I saw my companions felling these creatures but I couldn’t seem to bring myself to do it.

It would be my demise.

I could hear Kevin beside me, yelling at me while fending off his own attacker, but then he lunged in front of me, shoving the tire iron in the neck of the creature that was ready to eat me alive, making it drop to the ground.

And then, suddenly, it was over.

They were all dead. My friends’ weapons—and their response—had saved us.

Everything became more vivid then. The blood seemed even redder on the pristine snow; the skies were a brilliant blue, the evergreens, the richest shade of olive I’d ever seen.

And then time sped up again, and Kevin gripped my shoulders, forcing me to look at him. I could sense Larry beside me ready to say something too, but he was leaving it up to the man who had my attention. “You can’t just stand there and do nothing. They’ll kill you, Nina. It’s you or them. Kill or die, Nina Davis.” His jaw rippled before he repeated each word with force. “Kill or die.”

In spite of the fear that had drained my body and despite the new appreciation I suddenly had for living, it didn’t escape my attention that he’d called me by my maiden name.

His face was so close to mine, his expression intense, his eyes like cold steel. He was a thing to be feared, and yet…I expected him to kiss me…

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About the author and where to find her:

jade c jamisonJade C. Jamison was born and raised in Colorado and has decided she likes it enough to stay forever. Jade’s day job is teaching Creative Writing, but teaching doesn’t stop her from doing a little writing herself.  Unfortunately, there’s no one genre that quite fits her writing. Her work has been labeled romance, erotica, suspense, and women’s fiction, and the latter is probably the safest and closest description. But you’ll see that her writing doesn’t quite fit any of those genres.  You’ll have to discover Jade’s writing for yourself to decide if you like it.

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Review: The Wicked Awakening of Anne Merchant (Book #2: The V Trilogy) by Joanna Wiebe

Title: The Wicked Awakening of Anne Merchant Author: Joanna Wiebe Format: Paperback, 320 pages Published: January 20, 2015 by BenBella Books  ISBN: 1940363292

Title: The Wicked Awakening of Anne Merchant
Author: Joanna Wiebe
Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Published: January 20, 2015 by BenBella Books
ISBN: 1940363292

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Life and death, light and dark, spirit and flesh-on Wormwood Island, the lines are always blurred. For Anne Merchant, who has been thrust back into this eerily secretive world, crossing the line seems inevitable, inescapable, destined.  Now, as Ben finds himself battling for the Big V and Teddy reveals the celestial plan in which Anne is entwined, Anne must choose: embrace her darkly powerful connection to a woman known as Lilith and, in doing so, save the boy she loves…or follow a safer path that is sure to lead to Ben’s destruction at the hands of dark leaders. Hoping the ends will justify the means, Anne starts down the slippery slope into the underworld, intent on exploring the dark to find the light. But as the lure of Lilith proves powerfully strong, will Anne save others-only to lose herself?

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My Rating: 5/5 stars

My Review:


The Wicked Awakening of Anne Merchant is the second installment of The V Trilogy and unlike most second books in a trilogy, it does not slow down at all. The book opens with a very confused Anne being told by Teddy that she is not only going back to Cania Christy but she is going to have to help him take down not one but two leaders of the evil isle!! Shouldn’t be a problem given the cast of characters she has at her disposal. Here’s the crew:

Teddy: Huh? Who knew there were double agents where Heaven and Hell are concerned? As things stand, Teddy seems to be a fine actor and though he isn’t technically evil, he puts on a good show. Teddy is full of information and though he isn’t around much when he shows up, things get all kinds of interesting.

Hiltop/Mephistopheles: HA!! That creepy little bastard (what’s the word for a girl bastard?) is all kinds of demoted!! Turns out when one of Satan’s minions royally screws the pooch and gets outsmarted by a couple of kids, he loses all his power and followers but doesn’t get to leave the evil isle. Never fear, Hiltop is still on top of her/his game and just because the power and power base have been dramatically reduced doesn’t mean there aren’t plans within plans. Hiltop clearly has it out for Anne but on occasion she/he feels a bit generous and imparts some information.

Dia Voletto: Uugghh!! Talk about creepy wrapped in a pretty package. Dia is the new leader of Cania Christy and with him comes a whole new crew and nearly every one of them is smokin’ hot. Dia is seemingly clueless and only concerned with himself but he is actually quite clever. . . . sometimes. From the moment he lands on the island, Dia sets out to expand his territory and his influence. He launches construction on Cania College and within days of his arrival, pulls Anne into his madness. For a time, Anne is clueless about Dia’s interest in her but once she figures out how to manipulate him, Dia has no hope of survival.

Ben: Oh, Ben!! I’m not at all sure how I feel about Ben at this point. Sure, he loves Anne but then there’s that give it all up and accept my fate attitude that he has going on. I really want to like Ben, I do but when he gives up after everything Anne has gone through, it really pisses me off. Ben only gets truly interesting after Anne works her magic and literally forces him to suck it up and fight for his life. He does have a few endearing moments but for me, Ben had better square his sh*t away for the big finale!

Anne/Miss Saligia: Holy crap, are you kidding me? As if Anne’s life(ish!) weren’t hard enough already now she has to contend with the fact that she was once (still is!) a seriously powerful and seriously sexy devil with a tail. Oh, and she was Dia’s girlfriend. Really?? Once Anne gets something of a handle on her alternate identity and some information regarding Saligia, she begins to use it to her advantage. Within a few months, Anne and Teddy’s mission to overthrown the big bads is well under way and Anne has a serious number of followers. As her power base grows, so does Anne’s strength and confidence. With the help of a few trusted individuals and some serious badassery, Anne is on track to destroy all that Hiltop and Dia have built.

The Bottom Line: Joanna Wiebe just doesn’t follow the rules!! The second book in a trilogy is generally the slower paced, loads of backstory, get ready for the big finale book. (BTW: That is NOT a complaint from me. I love that crap :)) The Wicked Awakening of Anne Merchant is anything but and from the moment the book opens to the moment it ends, it is balls to the wall action. Anne is up to her butt in trouble, puzzles, mysteries and drama and if she doesn’t pull it together a lot of people are going to suffer as a result of her schemes. This is an incredibly twisty and turny book but Wiebe has done a fantastic job of leading the reader through each twist and turn with little to no difficulty. Just when you think you have everything figured out and all the players squared away, another twist or turn shows up to throw you off. I LOVED IT!! When you add the backstory of some of the characters and the hints about the third and final book in the trilogy, The Wicked Awakening of Anne Merchant comes in as a really fun and delightfully twisted read.

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Cover Reveal and Sweepstakes: Killer by Clarissa Wild

Title: Killer (Prequel to Stalker) Author: Clarissa Wild Expected publication: May 26, 2015 (in the Summer Fire Boxed Set) Genre: Dark Romance (18+)

Title: Killer (Prequel to Stalker)
Author: Clarissa Wild
Expected publication: May 26, 2015 (in the Summer Fire Boxed Set)
Genre: Dark Romance (18+)


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This is a prequel to the Dark Romance Standalone STALKER.

Some secrets are meant to stay hidden …

Secrets could kill you. My husband is the prime example.  I’m a trophy wife. Someone’s prized possession, just there to be pretty. My dreams were pushed aside for his. Until one fateful night, one chance encounter, all his dirty secrets were exposed.  And then my supposed husband is killed.  I should be sad, but all I feel is anger. My husband is a lying, cheating bastard. And if that isn’t bad enough, I’m now the prime suspect for his murder.  Only his brother believes I’m innocent, and in his support, I find relief. However, I will find the real killer and bring him to justice … before he tries to end my life too.

WARNING: This book contains strong language, explicit situations, and disturbing content.

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Clarissa Wild is the USA Today Bestselling author of FIERCE, a college romance series, but she’s best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire’s Bet series, the Doing It Series and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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Teasers and Sweepstakes: That Time with Sugar by Tess Oliver


Title: That Time with Sugar Author: Tess Oliver Published: March 21, 2015 by Sugartree Press

Title: That Time with Sugar
Author: Tess Oliver
Published: March 21, 2015 by Sugartree Press


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All-around bad boy, and twenty-five-year-old heir to the Jameson fortune, Tommy Jameson, knows three things:
– His family is disappointed in him.
– Overcoming his addictions won’t necessarily crush his vices.
– He is wildly in love with Sugar Scarborough, a girl who is dealing with her own addictions and an insatiable need to please.

Danger sends Tommy, Sugar and their friend, Julian Fitzpatrick, a heavily medicated, socially dysfunctional genius, fleeing from Green Willow Recovery Center. Now, together, they will face the outside world and uncover a horrifying mystery while being forced to confront their inner demons.


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About the author and where to find her:

Tess Oliver is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Freefall.  She is a former teacher, who now dedicates her morning caffeine rush to writing romance instead of teaching math and reading. Tess lives in California, the land of perpetual sunshine and traffic, with her husband, kids and five dogs. She is a longtime romance junkie, who likes her hero to be an alpha with a twist of compassion and if he has long hair and rides a horse or a motorcycle all the better. She writes young adult, new adult and adult romance in both contemporary and historical settings. When she’s not reading or writing romance, she can be found hiking, vacuuming up dog hair or baking goodies for her family.

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Review: Fireworks: Riley (A MacKenzie Family Novella) by Liliana Hart

Title: Fireworks: Riley Series: MacKenzie Family Series Author: Liliana Hart Format: Kindle Edition, 100 pages Published: January 27, 2015 by Liliana Hart  ASIN: B00HUXNM6O

Title: Fireworks: Riley
Series: MacKenzie Family Series
Author: Liliana Hart
Format: Kindle Edition, 100 pages
Published: January 27, 2015 by Liliana Hart

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Maggie MacKenzie wants nothing more than to hold her own child in her arms. But after three years of marriage, she and Riley have yet to conceive. The heartbreak of disappointment is almost more than she can stand.  Riley MacKenzie would do anything for his wife, and watching the sadness fill her eyes every time she holds a new niece or nephew is torture. He decides what Maggie needs is a no stress vacation where they can concentrate on—certain bedroom matters. But their vacation ends up mirroring the first time they met in more ways than one, and they realize that spontaneity is sometimes the best way to get what you want.

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My Rating: 4½/5 stars

My Review:

Riley, likely my favorite of the MacKenzie brothers is back in action in this hot follow-up to his original novella which paired him with his now-wife, Maggie. After three years of marriage and partnership, Maggie and Riley are looking to expand their family but to date, they have had no luck despite a lot of practice. Riley and Maggie have never had a problem with the practice but each is justifiably frustrated with their lack of success and the waning heat in their relationship. Determined to bring the heat and the passion back into their relationship, Maggie impulsively hops a flight to Egypt to be with Riley at his dig site. Maggie’s suitcase is packed with more than just clothes and as soon as Riley sees her and the toys, the heat returns and some of the frustration fades away.

Being away from Maggie is hard for Riley but as an archaeologist, some opportunities are just too good to pass up. Riley is a world-class archaeologist and when he got the call to search for the more myth than truth Egyptian Book of Souls, he jumped at the opportunity. According to the myths, the one in possessions of the Book of Souls will wield untold power and though many have searched for it, none have every discovered its final resting place. As expected, Riley has come closer than any before him and with a renewed spirit thanks to a night of phenomenal sex with his wife (and a real shower!) Riley uncovers the lost Book of Souls.

Both Riley and Maggie can feel the innate power of the Book of Souls and after just one night in their possession, they both know it is something that can never fall into the wrong hands. Luckily Maggie and Riley are just a few steps ahead of the bad guys because in a moment of pure evil, Riley and his entire team is threatened for possession of the book. The bad guys are bad for a reason and prove they are willing to go to any length necessary to possess the Book of Souls.

The Bottom Line: Riley’s appeal in this read is as it was in the first. It’s hard to beat intelligent, hot and kinky and Riley has it all in spades. His reignited passion and desire for Maggie takes him over the top on the hot scale and Maggie’s response is equally steamy. Clearly the two are meant for one another and their compatibility shines through in both the sexy scenes and in the moments of danger. There is never any question of their devotion to one another and in a very happy ending, they get exactly what they deserve! In all, I am still totally smitten with the MacKenzie family and really love these follow-up novellas to the original stories. These reads are full of interesting, fully-developed characters who are more than the naughty bits they often engage in. Hart has created a series dedicated to a large family that is as sexy as they are interesting.

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About the author and where to find her:

author - Liliana HartLiliana Hart spent five years teaching music in the public education system. She molded America’s youth, busted kids for smoking pot in the restrooms, and broke up illicit affairs behind the stage on a regular basis. (Liliana’s Addison Holmes Mystery Series, about a small town teacher who gets into a whole lot of trouble, is somewhat autobiographical, but she won’t confess to which parts).

Liliana began reading romance novels with all her new found free time, and when she ran out of things to read, she decided to write her own novels. The result was a 150,000 word thriller—a dazzling adventure—where the heroine was a thirty-year-old virgin assassin (Yes, you read that right). She couldn’t imagine why people weren’t knocking down her door to read it, but she persevered and began writing a second book. She finally got the hang of things, and eventually learned that losing one’s virginity wasn’t all that romantic after all. All of her books involve some kind of suspense (she just can’t help herself), laughter, and a lot of steamy sex.

Since the failure of her first attempt, Liliana’s books have won awards such as: The Daphne Du Maurier, The Suzannah, The Linda Howard Award of Excellence, The Maggie, and many others. Her affiliations include Romance Writers of America and Mystery Writers of America.

Liliana loves to cook, and is addicted to reading, Internet Boggle, kickboxing, and Bones. She lives in a big, rambling house in Texas with a couple of cats to keep her company. She loves to get emails from readers.

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