Teaser: Fight (Book #2: NOLA Zombies Series) by Gillian Zane

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Title: Fight Series: Book #2: NOLA Zombies Series Author: Gillian Zane  Format: ebook, 100 pages Published: July 2015 by Parajunkee Publishing  ASIN: B011QFJF6C
Title: Fight
Series: Book #2: NOLA Zombies Series
Author: Gillian Zane
Format: ebook, 100 pages
Published: July 2015 by Parajunkee Publishing
ASIN: B011QFJF6C

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The zombie apocalypse was Alexis Winter’s first challenge. It won’t be her last.  Life on S-Island hasn’t been easy, but Alexis and her fellow survivors are making the best of their new lives in a post-Z world. Every day is a struggle, a struggle to find food, to keep the zombies from their door and to prepare for anything this new world might throw at them. There is no room for heartache, there is no room for mourning the lost, there is only one focus: the fight for survival. And there is definitely no room for love. At least that is what Alexis keeps telling herself.

The second installment in the NOLA Zombie series by Gillian Zane. Be warned, there will be monsters, living and dead, there will be very intense sexy-time and there will be a third book.

 

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 About the author and where to find her:

Gillian Zane has been writing fiction stories since she was first able to put pen to paper. She has published a few non-fiction books in her field of study, which is Art, but finally, after all, these years her first fiction novella is being released. Gillian is obsessed with anything that gives her a thrill and feels adding romance to any storyline is a good thing. She was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. She lives with her husband, too many animals in a little house that has way too many books.

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Teaser and Sweepstakes: Naked Desire (The Complete Series) by Rhyme Devereaux

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VIP- Where sexy alpha males hook up with single ladies …

VIP Companion: Cole Bradley.

✔Age: 28

✔Eyes: Green

✔Hair: Copper brown

✔Height: 6’0″

✔Weight: 225 lbs.

✔Physical activities: Anything stimulating

When we meet, Cole Bradley makes his intentions clear. I, Renee McKnight, belong to him.

I want Cole. I do. But our past wasn’t based on truth.

The way he gives me pleasure. And the promises he makes for our future, brings me closer to exposing my heart, along with my naked desires.

And just when you think you finally have it all… Secrets, lies, and deception follows you from the past and destroy everything.

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Rhyme Devereux is a pseudonym of an American writer of erotic and contemporary romance. Her stories are sexy, emotionally driven, and a whole lot of kink. Even though her passion for reading began in her tween years, and her favorite author at that time was Judy Blume, Rhyme never imagined herself writing as a career. But looking back, it makes sense. As an only child, she would spend some days entertaining herself with happily-ever-after stories.    For decades, Rhyme dabbled in writing one chapter story ideas before she got the courage to self-published her book, At Your Mercy, which was released in 2013. She started out writing short romance stories in hopes of getting the courage (and patience) of writing a full-length novel.  Rhyme lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, children (some are adults and they made me add this bit of info.), and two dogs. Rhyme is addicted to anything that tastes sweet, hair and makeup products, and naughty love stories. She is also an avid reader of all sub-genres of romance fiction.  Thanks for wanting to get to know Rhyme better. But by far, her books are much more exciting.

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Excerpt and Sweepstakes: Out of Time (Book #2: Nine Minutes Series) by Beth Flynn

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Title: Out of Time Series: Book #2: Nine Minutes Series Author: Beth Flynn Published: July 22, 2015
Title: Out of Time
Series: Book #2: Nine Minutes Series
Author: Beth Flynn
Published: July 22, 2015

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 They thought with his execution it would all be over.
They were wrong.

The leader of one of South Florida’s most notorious and brutal motorcycle gangs has been put to death by lethal injection. Days later, his family and friends should have been picking up the pieces, moving on. Instead, they’ve been catapulted into a world so twisted and dangerous even the most ruthless among them would be stunned to discover the tangled web of deception, not only on the dangerous streets of South Florida but all the way to the top.

In this gripping follow-up novel to Nine Minutes, Out of Time takes readers from the sun-drenched flatlands of 1950s Central Florida to the vivid tropical heat of Fort Lauderdale to the halls of Florida’s Death Row as we finally learn the gritty backstory of Jason “Grizz” Talbot, the terrifying leader of Satan’s Army motorcycle gang, and the secret he spent his life trying to conceal.

Not even Grizz’s inner circle knows his full story—the tragedy that enveloped his early life, the surprise discovery that made him the government’s most wanted and most feared, and the depths of his love for Ginny, the tenderhearted innocent he’d once abducted and later made his wife.

Once Grizz’s obsession and now the mother of his child, Ginny has spent years grieving the man she’d first resisted and then came to love. Now remarried to Tommy, a former member of the gang, the pair have spent more than a decade trying desperately to live a normal existence far from the violent, crime-ridden world they’d once carved out on the edge of the Florida Everglades. For Tommy, especially, the stakes are high. Desperately in love with Ginny for years, he’s finally living his dream: married to the woman he never thought he could have. But even with the façade of normalcy—thriving careers, two beautiful children, and a genuinely happy and loving marriage—they can’t seem to put the past behind them. Every time they turn around, another secret is revealed, unraveling the very bonds that hold them together.

And with Grizz finally put to death, now Ginny has learned secrets so dark, so evil she’s not even sure she can go on.

Will these secrets tear their love to pieces? And how far will Grizz go to protect what he still considers his, even from beyond the grave?

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1979: “Yes! There is something I want for my birthday. Something I really want! I’ve been thinking about our prom date last year.”

“You want another romantic night at Martin’s beach house?” He grinned, relieved. A night making love with Kit at the beach house. Ohhhhh yeahhhh.

“No. Not the beach house.” She was bouncing in her seat now. “I want you to take me out! Dancing. I want to go to a club and go dancing.”

His smile faded and he looked a little deflated. He wasn’t going to tell her his name. He wasn’t going to go to church with her. How could he tell her no to the third thing she’d asked for?

“Shit, baby. You have to know I’m not a dancer. I barely got by with the slow dancing in Martin’s gazebo.”

“I want to go dancing, Grizz. Please! The only time I ever get to dance is when I convince Axel to dance with me in number four. And you know that’s barely ever. He won’t do it if there are a lot of people at the motel. He doesn’t want to risk being seen.”

Grizz had to smile at this. He’d walked in more than once on Axel and Kit dancing to one of those groups that Kit loved. If you asked him, those guys’ voices sounded like someone had their balls in a vice. A high-pitched squeal is all he ever heard and he never stayed around long enough to listen to an entire song.

“Why do you dance to a song about a bald-headed woman?” He’d asked her once.

Axel and Kit had stopped and peered at him strangely. “What do you mean by bald headed woman?” Kit had asked as Grizz turned the stereo down.

“These guys, who sound like women, are singing about a bald-headed woman,” Grizz replied.

She’d started laughing. “The Bee Gees are saying ‘more than a woman,’ Grizz. Not bald-headed woman! The song is called More Than a Woman and I happen to love it.”

“Whatever it’s called, it still sucks. I’m outta here.”

Grizz appreciated that Axel danced with his wife. And yes, he knew Axel’s other secret, too. He honestly didn’t care. He didn’t care what any guy decided to do with his dick as long as it was never near his wife. But he also knew he had to keep Axel’s secret. As leader, he had final say as to who could be in the gang. Still, he knew not everyone would be tolerant of Axel’s lifestyle. It was just easier to let it stay a secret. And besides, he was certain nobody suspected a thing.

“I don’t dance, Kit.” Grizz said now, shaking his head.

“But I want to go dancing for my birthday.” She folded her arms and gave him an accusing look. “You asked!”

He shook his head slightly and looked at her. “Can’t I just buy you another car?”

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Beth Flynn is a fiction writer who lives and works in Sapphire, North Carolina, deep within the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Beth and her husband, Jim, have spent the last 17 years in Sapphire, where they own a construction company. They have been married 31 years and have two daughters and two dogs. In her spare time, Beth enjoys writing, reading, gardening, church and motorcycles, especially taking rides on the back of her husband’s Harley. She is a five-year breast cancer survivor.

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Teaser and Spotlight: Relinquished by K.A. Hunter

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Title: Relinquished Author: K.A. Hunter Format: ebook, 246 pages Published: 2015  ASIN: B010YRNCSK
Title: Relinquished
Author: K.A. Hunter
Format: ebook, 246 pages
Published: 2015
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Jules Donovan has been in and out of unsavory foster homes and repulsive motels her entire life. She’s known nothing but loss, abandonment, crime, and pain. Now that she’s aged out of the system, she can’t remember ever having dreams for her future because she’s constantly fighting for daily survival.

When she meets the Riley brothers, there’s something about them that draws her in. She’s never let her guard down, but Dante and Holden make her feel valuable, like she actually matters. And for the first time in her life, she senses something she’s never experienced before—protection.

But can these mysterious brothers keep her safe from the dark monsters that lie in wait, ready for their final revenge? And how in the hell does older brother Dante know so much about her anyway?

Unbeknownst to her, things have been set in motion ever since she was ripped from her mother’s womb and, as each jagged piece of her life unfolds, she will begin to wonder, who’s really in charge of her fate?

**TRIGGER WARNING…this novel contains non-explicit scenes of abuse. There is strong language throughout. Relinquished is intended for mature readers**

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Kimi Flores/K.A. Hunter lives in Southern California with her husband, who happened to be her high school sweetheart and prom date and their two hilarious boys.  When she’s not reading, writing, or hanging out with family and friends, Kimi spends her time in the kitchen trying to come up with vegan meals that don’t taste like cardboard.  Volunteering is extremely important to her, and she and her family work with several local non-profit organizations. A portion of her sales will always go to charity.  Currently, she writes contemporary romance stories under her real name Kimi Flores and grittier romantic suspense novels under her pen name K.A. Hunter.

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Teasers and Sweepstakes: Tempted to Misbehave

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THE HIGHLANDER’S IMPROPER WIFE by KyAnn Waters and Tarah Scott

A proper young lady should never attend a Masque…Aphrodite is no lady.

Betrothal to the callous Lord Blackhall painted a future devoid of love. Upon his death, Lady Caroline Wilmont is promised to the younger brother. Caroline refuses to allow her first taste of desire to be at the hands of a man who would rather have any woman but her. This, her last night of freedom, is to be a memory of lust that she can take with her throughout her loveless marriage. As Aphrodite, Caroline attends a masque determined to find a man to initiate her into the intimacies of erotic love.

Taran Robertson, Viscount of Blackhall, makes no secret that he despises his obligation to marry the Sassenach heiress chosen for him by his father. As a last foray before his wedding, he attends a masque. However, the spirited vixen he meets and seduces has secrets…secrets that just may reveal he’s to have an improper wife.

A MEASURED RISK by Natasha Blackthorne

He is her most dangerous temptation and now he is demanding her submission. Dare she take the risk?

Book one in the Regency Risks Series

Emotionally scarred in the horrific accident that took her husband’s life, Lady Cranfield is imprisoned by her lingering terror of horses and carriages. She longed to be closer to the fascinating Earl of Ruel. She sensed intuitively that he could teach her how to overcome the terrors that held her in bondage.

And now she’s willing to risk almost anything-her reputation, even her virtue-to find out. But what he proposes startles her.

When the shy, studious and socially awkward young widow approached him, Ruel instantly sensed she would be the sweetest, most submissive experience of a lifetime-if only he can gain her total and complete trust. He makes her a non-negotiable offer. His help in return for her submission and obedience.

But Lady Cranfield grew up neglected by her ducal parents, raised by servants and then later ignored by her handsome, charming husband. She’s learnt to protect her heart at all costs and she trusts no one but herself.

How can the jaded Earl of Ruel break through her self-protective defences and show her how to love when he has spent his lifetime avoiding that tender trap?

Erotica Romance ~ Light BDSM ~ Rubenesque / BBW ~ Regency Historical ~ Character Driven Story ~ Drama ~ Shy Heroine ~ Novel Length 86,000 Words

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It’s a Mississippi Deputy Sheriff’s duty to bring a serial killer to justice…even when he’s a three hundred year old Scottish lord. It’s an SAS agent’s duty to save her.

With each passing day, Lord Colin Morrison grows more furious…and more desperate. In three hundred years, not one of the women who shared his bed broke the spell that imprisoned him in Castle Morrison. Margot Saulnier is different. She can save him. All she has to do is give in to her desire for him. Then die.

Deputy Sheriff Margot Saulnier knows her best friend murdered her husband—Margot’s cousin—but she can’t prove it. Now, four years later, out of the blue, Cat calls Margot from Scotland and invites her to visit. Margot turns in her badge and leaves Mississippi. This time, she’ll do whatever it takes to prove Cat murdered Donny. Margot didn’t plan on falling in love with an SAS Agent—or a three-hundred-year-old Scottish lord. Now she must choose.

SAS Agent Charles McNeil is going to keep Margot Saulnier out of trouble—whether she likes it or not. He understands her need for justice, but with no proof and no authority, she’s headed for serious trouble. So is he. Charles didn’t plan on falling in love with Margot. Neither did he plan on saving her from a serial killer.

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KyAnn Waters: KyAnn Waters is a multi-published, award winning author of erotic romance. She lives in Utah with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She spends her days writing and her evenings with her family. She enjoys sporting events on the television, thrillers on the big screen, and hot scenes between the pages of her books.

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Natasha Blackthorne: Natasha Blackthorne writes hot & sensual Erotic Historical Romance where deeply flawed characters find love & trust. Her stories are most frequently about the intimate journey of the characters as they learn to open their hearts to love.  Natasha’s heroines are not perfect ladies. They are wildflowers and wallflowers who flirt with the forbidden. Whether they are bold or shy, these heroines’ strong desires and deep emotions drive the plot and drive their heroes to the point of no return. Natasha’s heroes are strong and dominant and live their lives with strength and purpose. They support their women in everything.  Natasha holds a B.A. in History, loves reading, cats and music. Readers are welcomed to Friend her on Facebook where she is most socially active online.

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Tarah Scott: Award winning author Tarah Scott cut her teeth on authors such as Georgette Heyer, Zane Grey, and Amanda Quick. Her favorite book is a Tale of Two Cities, with Gone With the Wind as a close second. She writes modern classical romance, and paranormal and romantic suspense. Tarah grew up in Texas and currently resides in Westchester County, New York with her daughter.

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Review: The Complete Finnegan Brothers Series by Morgan Black

Title: The Complete Finnegan Brothers Series Author: Morgan Black Format: Kindle Edition, 169 pages Published: March 12, 2015  ASIN: B00UNZQ66E
Title: The Complete Finnegan Brothers Series
Author: Morgan Black
Format: Kindle Edition, 169 pages
Published: March 12, 2015
ASIN: B00UNZQ66E

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The Finnegan brothers are bound to hurt any girl that gets between them. But that doesn’t stop Lena. She loves pain with her pleasure. When things get too hot for her to handle, she does the only thing she can do to protect herself… she runs away.   Three years later, Lena is back in town for her father’s wedding. She prays she can avoid her past, hoping nobody remembers her parents’ messy divorce or how she disappeared. However, as soon as she arrives, she finds she can’t run from her past anymore.   There’s no escaping the Finnegan brothers. Not this time.

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My Rating: 1/5 stars

My Review:

I don’t even know where to begin my review for the Finnegan Brothers series 😦 I read this thing, cover-to-cover and found myself truly hoping it would pull itself out of the “Hot Mess” category. Unfortunately, that did not happen with this read. Here are the problems:

Characters: Other than Mackenzie, the youngest member of the cast, there isn’t a single likeable character in this read. It’s a bit sad when the most mature character in the entire series is a teenage girl. I found each of the main characters to be either completely immature or incredibly fake. Lena has no idea what she’s doing with her life so she runs around making one bad choice after another, Blake is apparently angry at everyone, Slade is both angry and a reckless drunk, Charity is just a twit . . . . you get the idea. I am a very character-driven reader so to find only one character that felt even the least bit likeable/relatable was very hard for me to get past.

The Plot: There are a lot of holes and issues with this plot. Some of the holes are small and easy to ignore and others are craters. Like the holes, some of the plot issues are easy to ignore but others are glaring. For example, there is very little backstory in this read which make understanding the actions and words of some of the characters difficult to comprehend. What has Blake been doing for the past three years? Where did Lena’s dad meet Charity, the woman who broke up her parent’s marriage, why don’t we know more about Slade and the downward spiral he has been on? As a lover of backstories, the lack of backstories made the entire read feel flat. Back stories help flesh out characters and make the read and characters more interesting. What you have here is just a series of events with little to no context.

The Sex: Again I am forced to point out that gratuitous sex never works!! For the length of this read, there is a lot of sex and most of it doesn’t really work with the story. I LOVES me some naughty bits in my reads but not when they are thrown in for the hell of it and have little to do with the actual story. Remember Lena’s bad choices I mentioned above? Yep, most of them involve sex and her trying to sex her way into liking a guy better in order to get over another guy. While I can deal with that, it is the last bout of naughty that just defies reason. Seriously? You run out back at a wedding and ride the guy to orgasm all before your little sister calls you back in for the cutting of the cake???

The Bottom Line: Had this series been any longer, I likely would have DNF’d it. From start to finish, there are so many issues and problems with this read that I found it hard to enjoy. I generally try to find some good in every book I read and I don’t like to rant but this book really pushed me past my limits.

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New Cover Reveal: Stanton Series by T.L. Swan

Title: Stanton Adore Book #1:  Stanton Series Author: T.L. Swan Format: Kindle Edition, 375 pages Published: September 30, 2014
Title: Stanton Adore
Book #1: Stanton Series
Author: T.L. Swan
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Published: September 30, 2014

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Holiday romances are supposed to be fun…..and quick…….not burned into your damn brain.  My skin is branded with her name, my heart is branded with her betrayal and now seven years later I have been forced to return to find that she is just as fucking perfect as ever, the ultimate temptation.  I don’t want her and I definitely can’t have her.  I just need to get my cock to keep up with my brain.

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Title: Stanton Unconditional Series: Book #2: Stanton Series Author: T.L. Swan Format: Kindle Edition Published: December 14, 2014
Title: Stanton Unconditional
Series: Book #2: Stanton Series
Author: T.L. Swan
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Published: December 14, 2014

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Unconditional love, does it really exist or is it an urban myth? What does it really mean?  Do you love someone because of their flaws?  Or in spite of them.  And at what point are the conditions more to bear.  Than the love is worth.  This is what I’m trying to decipher.  This is my story.  I’ll let you be the judge.

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Title: Stanton Completely Series: Book #3: Stanton Series Author: T.L. Swan Format: Kindle Edition, 530 pages Expected publication: September 16, 2015  ISBN13: 9780646942100
Title: Stanton Completely
Series: Book #3: Stanton Series
Author: T.L. Swan
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Expected publication: September 16, 2015
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Joshua and Natasha are finally as one, so in love like never before.  But how dark are the secrets and how deep are the lies?  And when all is said and done, are their lives and love completely safe?

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I’m a Psychology student, wife and mother of three based in beautiful Sydney Australia. I work for the Australian Schizophrenia Fellowship.I have always wanted to write, but life had got in the way. I was always too busy, too tired, too unsure of my talent. Last year I finally woke up took the plunge and I am eternally grateful that I did. I am now happily addicted to my writing and love bringing the sexy stories from my head to life with my beautiful characters.  My aim is to write tender, steamy, romantic love stories that stay with you long after you close the book.

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