2015, Books, life, Uncategorized

Can you resist the #Addiction?

Title: Addiction 
Series: Seven Deadly Sins
Author: Shantel Tessier
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 17, 2015
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Photographer: Dave Kelly Artistics 

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I’m a sinner with no regrets. I’m a man with no shame. 
I’m a lover with no soul. 
What am I? 

You’re a loner with no friends. 
You’re a beggar with no place to go. 
You’re a face with no name. 
Who are you? 

It doesn’t really matter what I am or who you are. Everyone has sin in common. But I pride myself on doing it better. Through the eyes of another, I am envied. If they only knew the wrath I have endured. Greed can be a motherfucker, but it is what makes us strive to be better. Lust can make you burn, but without it you would freeze to death. Some of us are a glutton for punishment and want to feel the pain that reminds us we’re still alive rather than overcome by sloth. 
The lure of these seven deadly sins is like an addiction. And I intend to indulge in each of these unforgivable sins.
review
Everyone is addicted to something.  For me, I absolutely love the sunshine, flip flops, and books.  Other however are addicted to the darker side.
Shantel Tessier’s Addiction is a book that takes you on that side of life, but even those who feel as if they are in control fall to an addiction of some sort.
Taylor doesn’t do drugs and wants nothing to do with them.  Blane, her brother, has made a deal with the devil and without trying Taylor becomes involved.
Cade is the mastermind behind the entire operation, but what he doesn’t expect is to become addicted to an individual.  One whom he will have to break all rules to get his next hit.
Addiction is a story that had my heart beating like crazy.  There’s an element of danger and fear of the unknown.  I wanted to keep Taylor safe, but I didn’t know if that was going to be the case.
Shantel Tessier does an amazing job at creating a dynamic plot with drama, unique situations, not to mention the steam level is through the roof .  This is one that will make you want to believe in the lies, and pray that everything goes according to the plan.  If you’re looking to feed you next book addiction, one click Addiction by Shantel Tessier right now.
I cross my arms over my chest, getting more comfortable. “Come in,” I call out.

The door opens, and she comes walking in as if she owns the place. Shoulders pulled back and chin up. She is dressed much differently than she was last night, but it doesn’t change the fact she’s beautiful. She’s pulled her long, dark hair up into a messy ponytail with loose pieces framing her flawless face. She has an oversized white t-shirt on that hangs off one shoulder. The color of her bra strap gets my attention. Black—my favorite color. She’s wearing a pair of black yoga pants that hugs her thin legs. Even though they cover more of her legs than her shorts did from last night, they seem more sexual. More intimate in a way that makes me want to peel them off her slowly.
“I need to have a word with you …” I arch a brow at her hard tone even though it did sound cute “… sir,” she adds a little softer, and I hide my smile. So she doesn’t have as much backbone as she wants me to think she has.
“I don’t think we’ve been properly introduced,” I say as I stand. I reach out my right hand toward her. “My name is …”
She holds up her hand stopping me. “I know who you are.” She cocks a dark eyebrow. “A word?” She’s all business.
I smirk as I sit back down. “Of course. And please, call me Case.” I gesture to the chair that sits across my desk.
“I’ll stand. This won’t take long.” She takes in a deep breath, and I allow myself a quick look at her large chest hidden behind that t-shirt. I can’t touch her, but I sure as hell can enjoy the view.
“What can I do for you?” I ask with amusement. I can think of several things I could do for her, all of which would require her being naked and bent over my desk. I rub my hands on my thighs as I feel my cock start to harden at the thought of her, open-mouthed, moaning in pleasure.
“My brother told me that he owes you.” She gets right to the point.
My face hardens at that statement. My amusement is replaced with anger. What else did he tell her? “I don’t see where what business I have with your brother is any of yours,” I say flatly.
She crosses her arms over her chest and lets out a huff. The motion blows the dark strands around her face. “That is where you are wrong. I don’t know what he owes you, but I’m willing to pay it.”
I refrain from chuckling at that. I lean forward and place my forearms on my desk. She quickly scans the tattoos on my arms and then looks back at me. “Taylor…”
“Call me Miss Williams,” she informs me lifting her chin.
“Miss Williams, I assure you that you cannot pay what he owes me.”
I watch as her tough act starts to unravel. “I don’t have a lot of money, that’s true. But maybe I can make payments,” she offers, her voice sounding more desperate than demanding.
I shake my head. “This isn’t about money.”
She stomps her foot, and I chuckle. Her beautiful blue eyes narrow on me as she uncrosses her arms and points an angry finger at me. “Name your price!” she demands. “Everyone has a price.”
If she only knew how right she is, but I say, “There is no price.”
She throws her arms out to her side. “I came here …” She pauses as she looks around the room as if it can give her some sort of an answer. Then she mutters a curse in frustration. When she looks back up at me, she looks desperate. Her eyes have softened, making them look lighter than they are. Her lips part as she breathes in a sigh, and her shoulders slump in defeat. And I hate that I like the way it looks. That it makes me feel like she needs me. That I hold all the answers. Too bad she’s not gonna get them.

“Pulled in from page one and I’m still addicted to this book even after finishing it. The twists and turns Shantel takes you on will have your head spinning and your heart pounding.” ~Judy Miracle


“If you’re looking for a new Addiction then this is the book for you!! Shantel will have you Addicted by the first chapter. I couldn’t put it down.” ~Kelly Tucker

“Addiction is a great story with lots twists and turns that will be sure to keep you on your toes.” ~Rachael Duncan (Author)

Shantel is a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, who is a wonderful, supportive husband and their four year old little princess. She loves to spend time cuddled up on the couch with a good book
She has published five books in the Undescribable series and 2 books in the DASH series. She considers herself extremely lucky to get to be a stay at home wife and mother. Going to concerts and the movies are just a few of her favorite things to do. She hates coffee, but loves wine. She and her husband are both huge football fans, college and NFL. And she has to feed her high heel addiction by shopping for shoes weekly. 
Although she has a passion to write, her family is most important to her. She loves spending evenings at home with her husband and daughter, along with their two cats and dog.

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2015, Books, country music, life, Uncategorized

Missing Dixie @CaiseyQuinn is the missing piece!

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Synopsis:

Fighting for redemption . . .

I’ve lived most of my life in darkness, beneath the shadows of secrets and addictions. The last thing I ever wanted to do was hurt the only girl I’d ever loved—the one who brought me into the light. In my entire life I’d made one promise—a promise I’d intended to keep. I’ve broken that promise and now I have to live with the fallout. Dixie Lark hates me, and I have to tell her that I love her. I also have to tell her a truth that might destroy us forever.

Can she love me, even if she can’t forgive me?

Learning to move on . . .

Gavin Garrison broke his promise to my brother and he broke my heart in the process.I may never love anyone the way I’ve loved him, but at least I won’t spend my life wondering “what if.” We had our one night and he walked away. I’m beginning to move on, but my brother’s wedding and a battle of the bands are about to throw us together again.

Our band is getting a second chance, but I don’t know if I can give him one. How do you hand your heart back to the person who set it on fire once already?

Casey’s Thoughts <3<3<3<3<3

Oh how I love Caisey Quinn’s writing style, but this book, I’ve been waiting.  The moment Gavin walked away in Leaving Amarillo my heart hurt.
Missing Dixie is the conclusion to the Neon Dreams Series.  It’s one filled with hope.  The growth of both Dixie and Gavin as individuals is monumental, but within my heart and soul I relate so much to Dixie.   Each and every day I work with individuals that are like Gavin and Liam.  I know how much I want each child to survive and make it in this crazy world.
I literally started Missing Dixie and finished within less than 12 hours.  I grasped at the pages and what was going to occur next.  To see the love between them still there, but yet the unsureness of their relationship played with my heart.  This story will fill you with love, hope, and an ending that makes you smile from ear to ear.  I can’t get enough of this series, and can’t help but wonder what is next for the fabulous Caisey Quinn!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Caisey Quinn lives in Nashville, Tennessee and is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series and several other New Adult Romance titles. Her Neon Dreams series about a country rock crossover band paying their dues in life and in love on their rocky road to fame is now available from Avon/William Morrow.

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When Dixie finishes, she takes her place across the altar and I can’t tear my stare from her. Her sapphire eyes shine like diamonds with the promise of tears.

I wish I could give you this.

Right as I’m about to look away, her gaze collides with mine. My heart swells in my chest. I have so much to say and no words to say it.

I’m sorry.
I’m trying.
I love you.
She doesn’t even flinch at the turmoil I know is probably apparent on my face. She just gives me a confident smile and a knowing look as if to say, One day.

One day that will be us. A future.
A forever.

I fucking hope so.

I just have no clue how we’ll ever manage to get there.

2015, Books, life, Uncategorized

Are you Tough Enough?

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You seriously don’t want to miss MMA-champion-turned-Hollywood-superstar Rogan. Hotness!

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From the author of the New York Times bestselling Bad Boys novels comes the second book in a dark, sexy contemporary trilogy.

MLeighton-ToughEnough-Cover250pxHe’s a fighter who never loses, but is he tough enough to win her heart?

There was a time when I had everything–a wonderful family, a bright future. Love. But all that was taken away in a single night, torn from me like flesh from bone. Since then, I’ve hidden away in my second-choice job as a makeup artist. But I prefer it that way, actually. I’m comfortable in the shadows, where no one can see my scars.

Kiefer Rogan literally took my breath away the moment I met him. MMA champion-turned-actor, notorious playboy, charming to a fault—he’s everything I vowed to avoid.

But he just wouldn’t stop until I opened up and let him in. Maybe I should’ve tried harder to resist him. Maybe I shouldn’t have fallen in love with him. Because I, of all people, know that everyone has secrets. Scars. And that they’re usually ugly and painful and destructive to the people we love most.

I just never guessed that they could be deadly, too.

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MLeightonAuthorPhotoNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author M. Leighton is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction.

Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you’ll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren’t roaming in that direction, she’ll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

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2013, 2015, Books, life, Uncategorized

#tbt Miss Me Not @AuthorTiffany

This #tbt goes way back to January 2013!

Have you ever made a pact with a friend? In Miss Me Not by Tiffany King, that is exactly what happens.

Madison and her friend James are loners. They make a pact to end their lives because no one will miss them. Life will go on like they were never there. That is until another classmate beats them to it. Now what will they decide… Life or death?

When I first began this book, I was totally blown away with the suicide of classmate Mitch as well as Madison’s resentment for church. I didn’t know if I could read it, especially learning about the pact. Even with that on my mind I had to find out what happened next. I had to find out if they went threw with it!

Madison is a loner for many reasons, but I believe mostly due to her mother. Lets just say I have a few choice words for her! Her story is one of a very independent, young lady. She seems to have accepted her life, consequences for her actions, and feels that death would be better than living.

This book pulled at my heart. As a mother, I wanted to take her as my own. I wanted to know why she was never put first. Why her family as a whole didn’t operate as a family? What made her want to end her life, and why she had lived in the “shadows.”

Miss Me Not isn’t a book about suicide. It’s a book about choices. We all have skeletons in the closet no matter how big or small, it’s what we do with them when we free ourselves that matters most. This book is at the top of my must read list. I give it 5 stars if not more. I honestly don’t know if I can put my feelings in words. The only comment I can make is when life is chosen you can change the outcome, write your own story. If you choose death, you leave an open book for other to write!

For information on any of Author Tiffany’s titles, visit her blog at www.authortiffanyjking.blogspot.com

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“Dreams do come true…Dream big.”

2015, Books, life, Uncategorized

<3, healing, and Country Life! #SouthernPerfection @AuthorCasey

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Southern Perfection by Casey Peeler!

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Life is full of choices: good, bad, and ones you can’t control.
Raegan strives to be perfect in every way. Varsity cheerleader, honor student, and proud granddaughter of Dover Lowery. By day, Raegan is an over-achieving high school student, but at three o’clock, her real work begins.
What happens when appearances are not what they seem? Will Raegan be able to hold on to her life as she knows it, or will she be left all alone?
All of these questions are answered with one night, one song, one story, and one boy.

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 Chelly’s Thoughts <3<3<3<3<3

On the outside, Raegan Lowery is the perfect All-American girl – honor student, varsity cheerleader, beautiful and nice to everyone, but she has also had a hard past. At the age of 5, Raegan lost her entire family except for her granddaddy, who will always be number 1 in her life. When school ends, the hard work begins and she does more than her part in running the family farm to make sure her granddaddy doesn’t overdo it.

Emmett Bridges made his mark on Raegan when he gave her a stuffed bunny after she lost everything. Little did he know, that small act of kindness made a huge impact on Raegan’s life and she has never forgotten him. After being gone for a few years, Emmett’s back and he can’t get Raegan out of his head. He’s been warned to stay away by others who have staked their claim on Raegan, but he’ll let her make that choice.

When Raegan learns that her world may be turned upside down once again, she’s asked to keep the secret within her small family. This secret is eating her alive and breaking her heart, and she doesn’t know how she’ll survive this again. Emmett is the perfect southern gentleman and she’s falling for him fast, but can she fully let him in her life? No one will ever come before Granddaddy and she wills always be there for him, but who will be there for her in the end?

I have had the honor of working with Casey Peeler on all of her projects, and I have loved watching her grow as an author. I can honestly say that this is BY FAR the best book she has written to date. Southern Perfection is a beautiful story full of love, healing, southern life, family, and friends. It is heartwarming, as well as heartbreaking, and I absolutely loved every minute of it. Keep a box of tissues handy, you’ll need it!

 

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Casey Peeler grew up and still lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter. Her first passion is teaching students with special needs. Over the years, she found her way to relax was in a good book.
Her perfect day consists of water, sand between her toes, a cold beverage, and a great book!
 
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2014, Books, life, Uncategorized

@_KyraDavis makes revenge H-O-T!

REVENGE IS HOT! 

Indulge yourself with the second installment of the Pure Sin series from New York Times bestselling author

KYRA DAVIS 

Dangerous Alliance

“Compelling, addictive, and incredibly sexy! ” 

Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews on Deceptive Innocence,

Book One in the Pure Sin Series

“An uplifting story in which sex is presented both as freedom and as a metaphor for power.” Publishers Weekly on Just One Night (starred) 

From Kyra Davis, New York Times bestselling author of Just One Night, comes Book Two in the Pure Sin series, DANGEROUS ALLIANCE (Gallery Books; on-sale December 30, 2014; Trade Paperback; $15.00). The beautiful, angry Bell has revenge in her heart and Lander Gable in her sights. She’s seduced her way into his arms with the intent to destroy his wealthy family. But now that she’s there, lust and passion have begun squeezing out that desire for vengeance. It’s a dangerous game Bell is playing, and sex, mystery, and lies are the most intriguing game pieces of all. A CBS COMPANY

In Book One, Deceptive Innocence, Bell’s mother died in prison while serving time for a murder she didn’t commit and Bell has been focused on one thing: revenge. She knows her mother was set up by the Gables, a powerful family who was either protecting themselves or a business interest from criminal charges. Now she’s determined to take them down – from the inside. Bell is determined to take them down from the inside and the best way to get to him is through his youngest son, Lander.

DANGEROUS ALLIANCE continues where Book One left off. Bell has learned that Lander is a man with secrets of his own, though, and that he’s not a particularly big fan of his Gable family. Still, will he be an ally, or just her secret lover?

Casey’s Thoughts <3<3<3<3<3

First and foremost, if you haven’t ready, Deceptive Innocence, you need to start there.  Ohmygowsh y’all!!! That book was SO intense.  I saw a quote saying it was Fifty Shades with depth and a story…um, no!  It was beyond Fifty Shades!  I mean come on crime, murder, revenge, and love.  It honestly doesn’t get any better than that!

In Dangerous Alliance, Lander and Bell are partners in crime.  They should be enemies, but love has it’s way of bring people together.  Bell has begun to put her revenge to the side in order to follow the plans to take down HGVB.  It’s has so many people involved it’s crazy!  From family to drug cartel.  Lander is on a mission to take his family down, but is he truly being honest with Bell?

This story is about what actually happens to the Gable Family and not about Lander and Bell’s relationship like book one..  There are less sex scenes between Lander and Bell, but that doesn’t mean this book is less intense.  There is suspense, tension between the two, and it’s HOT!

Dangerous Alliance will leave you cheering for revenge, praying for a happily ever after, and trying to figure out each detail down to the last page.  This book has depth, romance, and a storyline that full of surprises, twists, and turns.

You will not be disappointed.  In fact, I can’t wait to see what’s next for Kyra Davis.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Kyra Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of Just One Night, the Pure Sin series, the critically acclaimed Sophie Katz mystery series, and the novel So Much for My Happy Ending. Now a full-time author and television writer, Kyra lives in the Los Angeles area with her son, their leopard gecko, and their lovably quirky Labrador, Sophie Dogz. Visit her online at KyraDavis.com or follow her @_KyraDavis.

ABOUT THE IMPRINT: 

Gallery Books is an imprint dedicated to publishing a variety of must-read books on a wide array of topics. Launched in February 2010, Gallery is designed to showcase established voices and to introduce emerging new ones—in both fiction and nonfiction genres. Some of Gallery Books’ bestselling titles include Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible by Tim Gunn, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, Love Anthony by Lisa Genova, Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill, The Tucci Cookbook by Stanley Tucci, The Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, and I’ll See You Again by Jackie Hance.

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2014, Books, life, Uncategorized

Life is full of promises! #BrokenPromises @author_kelly

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Pain.
Hurt.
Regret.
All of these are a
result from broken promises.
Love.
Joy.
Happiness.
All of these are a
result from finding someone’s way.
Love has two paths,
happiness and heartbreak. Sometimes those paths intertwine. Sometimes we choose
the wrong path. And sometimes we’re given the second chance to pick the right
path.
Which path will
Walker and Taylor go down? Only time will tell…
 ** Can be read as a standalone**

Casey’s Thoughts <3<3<3<3<3

Growing up we all make promises to friends and boyfriends that we believe we will keep, but what happens when we grow up?  Does life allow us to fulfill those promises?  Liza and Walker have been best friends and crossed a line once they were older.  They promised to always be together, but when they go to different schools distance makes things tough.

After moving forward, they both have new lives and new relationships, but when Keith asks Liza to marry him, she turns him down.  She comes home for the summer and says that she will have an answer at that time.  Walker and Jessica seem to be moving forward.  She’s agreed to move to the country with him, but we all know this isn’t her cup of tea.

Everyone around Liza and Walker know it’s not over between them, but are they willing to hurt who they are with right now? With the help of Liza’s dad things are put into place.  It soon becomes obvious that they can’t be around each other or lines will get crossed.

I loved this story and it’s country style.  I also loved how you knew who was meant to be together, but there was something trying to come between them.  There are twist and turns, unfortunate events, overcoming obstacles, fulfilling your promises, and moving forward!

If you love a good southern romance, this is the story for you!


Excerpt

I leaned my face in closer to Liza and took in a deep breath. She smelled like heaven. As we danced neither of us spoke a word. The song ended and Liza pulled slightly back. She looked into my eyes and I wasn’t sure what to do next. My heart was telling me to do one thing, but my head was telling me to walk away. Liza’s eyes moved to my lips before she quickly looked back into my eyes. I slowly began to lean over. As I got closer Liza licked her lips in anticipation of our kiss.

“Walker,” she whispered.

 


Kelly Elliott is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has
a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and
dreams for some unknown reason…he claims it’s because he loves her!
She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly
asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone
sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.
In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner
overlooking the Texas hill country and write.

 

One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her
property with Gus….her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose,
her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush,
move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find
her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.

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2014, Books, life, Uncategorized

~Poppy~ A Review

Poppy Taylor is a successful hair, makeup, and clothing stylist with a client list packed full of elite musicians, actors, and celebrities. After months of touring with the bands, The Daughters of Darkness and the platinum selling rock group, From Yesterday, one final night changes everything. Will love evade her, as always, or will she find it in the least likely of places, in the arms of a rebellious rocker she never expected?
Riley Huntington is the bass guitar player for the rock band, From Yesterday. His bad boy exterior isn’t exactly the lifestyle he lives though. With his longtime relationship on the rocks, Riley finds himself alone and full of new feelings for a girl he never saw coming. When life gives him a chance to start fresh, will he take it?
When two unlikely people are thrown together during one night of passion, will sparks ignite a long-lasting fire, or will the temporary flame burn out before it ever has a chance to catch?

Chelly’s Thoughts <3<3<3<3<3

So we met Poppy earlier in the Behind the Words series and if you’re like me, you’ve been waiting on her story. She is a fiery, independent, and flat-out gorgeous 5’11” hair and makeup artist that is completely passionate about everything she does. Up until now, she has been fine being on her own, working for herself, and not having to worry about anybody else. That is until Riley happened. She’s always had a crush on him but she never thought anything would ever come of it, especially since he’s been with Alexis for years.

Riley Huntington is the definition of masculine and sexy with his faux hawk, electric blue eyes, and broad stature. His on again/off again relationship with Alexis has been going on for years and he’s getting tired of it. He loves her, but he’s beginning to see that what they have now is not love, it’s not happiness, and his life could be so much more without her. Especially if that “more” includes Poppy Taylor.

Poppy doesn’t date, she scratches the occasional itch every now and then with a guy, but never anything serious. Could that be what’s missing in her life? The way she feels when she’s around Riley is unlike anything she’s ever felt before, and although she would love to open herself up to him, she can’t put herself at risk like that. He’ll never leave Alexis, everyone knows that, and it’ll inevitably end in heartbreak for Poppy. She decides to focus all of her attention on her career and go back to the way things used to be, but everything is so empty without him. Can Riley truly get away (and get over) Alexis after their long history together? Better yet, can Riley convince Poppy that he is done with Alexis once and for all and he won’t hurt her?

I absolutely love this series, and Poppy just makes it even better. Her story is relatable, in that none of us really want to risk opening ourselves up if there is a chance of it going south, but it also gives hope. You don’t necessarily have to read the other books in the series in order to enjoy this one, but if you do plan on reading them, do so first or you’ll get a major spoiler in Poppy. But you should read them anyway because they’re all awesome! I love this author!

 

 

Everything
on the guest floor was rattling from the bass of the music blaring throughout
the rooms. I was sure that I had drunk close to my weight in tequila alone, not
to mention the large number of whiskey shots I had thrown back, but I was still
standing and I was feeling good; no, better than good: I was feeling fan-fucking-tastic as I moved my body
along with the beat of the rap song that was playing.  I threw my hands in the air above my head
before bringing them back down, trailing across my body as they went. Sweat was
beading across my collarbone as a few drops trailed their way down the valley
between my breasts. The melody was enchanting me, making me move provocatively
with every beat and I loved it.
Grinding
my hips from side-to-side, I felt a large body step up to my swaying backside.
Most guys were my height or only slightly taller, but whomever was behind me
was taller than the average Joe. I continued to rock my hips back and forth as
I spun around to face my dancing partner and smiled widely when I took in
Riley’s large frame behind me. He looked as sexy as ever: black jeans hanging
loosely on his hips with a plain forest-green shirt stretched tightly across
his broad chest. He gripped my hips as I snaked my arms around his neck. When
we had first arrived at the party he had disappeared. I had assumed it was just
to get ready for the party but when he never returned I had quickly turned to
liquor to dull the sting of disappointment I’d felt.
I
looked up at him through my lashes as I rubbed my body along his to the beat of
the song. Riley’s hands were still gripping my hips as he rolled his large self
along with my rhythm. My liquor-induced bravery was taking control, and I had
to struggle to try and tame it. Riley’s hands pulled me gently until I was
completely flush against him and I felt him
straining against the zipper of his pants. I drew in a long heavy breath as he
moved his hands around my waist and splayed one of them across my ass while
resting the other on my back underneath my shirt. His skin was warm against
mine. I closed my eyes and took in the feel of his hand moving gently up and
down my spine as we continued to sway against one another, and I felt his
breath tickle the side of my neck.
“Your
dancing is as passionate as sin,” his words crawled slowly across my neck
causing the skin to rise with goose bumps. I shivered and leaned forward to
reply when I heard Jayde yelling for me to do a body shot from across the room.
“Come
on, Poppy!!!!!! Body shots!!!” her slurring voice called out before the next
song started up and Riley took a couple steps back.
I
watched his electric-blue eyes darken just a little as I called back to Jayde
and made my way through the crowd to the long bar that separated the kitchen
from the living room. I stumbled a little as I tried to maintain my balance in
the shoes I was wearing, but surprisingly I wasn’t falling all over the place
from the amount of alcohol I had consumed.
“Hop
on up on the bar, it’s your turn!” Jayde spun around and pointed her index
finger at my chest. She was so care-free and unbelievably funny when she was
sober, but when she was drinking those same attributes about her seemed to grow
even more. Jayde was a knockout! I envied her different colored eyes: one green
and one blue. It was hard not to look back and forth between them whenever I
spoke with her.
“Are
you crazy?” I placed my hands on my hips and laughed. “I’m almost as long as
the bar, Jayde, and all of those alcohol bottles at the end will be in jeopardy
if I jump up there,” I laughed again as I twirled my hand around in the air
when I felt big hands latch around my waist.
“Up
you go,” Riley’s baritone voice was at my ear, sending chills across my skin. I
gasped from the unexpected contact as my bottom was placed against the cool
wood of the bar.
“Keep
your legs bent and you won’t knock anything off,” Cash suggested as he grabbed
the bottle of tequila, the salt shaker, and a few lime slices. “Who’s up
first?!” He held them up in the air.
“Me!”
Jayde snatched the items from Cash’s hands. His eyes seemed to darken when she
said it. I wasn’t sure if it was due to the fact that she was going to be
taking a shot off of my body or the fact that he was head-over-heels in love
with her and wouldn’t admit it.
“Where
you taking it from?” I asked as I laid my body across the wood bar.
“Navel
I suppose. It’ll hold the tequila the best,” Jayde shrugged as she plucked the
top from the bottle. I grabbed the hem of my belly shirt and pulled it off.
Apparently they weren’t expecting that because Cash let out a cat call that had
me blushing and Jayde cracking up. Most girls would have been ready to scratch
my eyes out if their man whistled at me like Cash had, but not Jayde. It was
just another reason why I loved having her as a friend.
I
was wearing a black lace bra that had studs running across some of the lace on
the front of the cups. It was a pretty bra, one of my favs…and apparently a new
focal point for Riley’s eyes. When he realized I was watching him staring at
the rise and fall of my chest, a wicked grin spread across his face. Yes, I had
a good-sized chest. No, I wasn’t born that way. I was the girl that was overly
tall but lacking in the boob department. Did I go overboard and get gigantic
tits when I got implants? Nope. I went with a full C-cup and you couldn’t
really tell that they were implants at all unless I had on a massive push-up
bra or you felt them.
Jayde
poured the cool tequila into my navel and I felt my stomach contract from the
feel of it. I took a lime slice and placed it in my mouth as she trailed a line
of salt up my stomach and between my breasts. “Here goes nothing!” She called
out just before she dropped her mouth to my body, licking the salt from between
my breast to my navel before she sucked the tequila from my navel swiftly. Her
lips were on mine as she sucked the tart juice from the slice of lime resting
between my lips. Jayde pulled the lime from my mouth and I sat up enough to
brace myself with my elbows against the bar. We definitely had a crowd of
observers around us then.
I
looked over at Riley and felt my heart pick up the pace from its normal steady
beat. His electric-blue eyes looked like tiny lightning bolts were going off
throughout them. I had never seen him look so
intense. It was like something inside of him was ignited and I was hoping I
would find out just what that something was.
“My
turn!” Cash stepped up but was quickly pushed back by Riley.
“I
don’t think so, lover boy.” Cash’s face fell. “She’s all mine.”
Those
three words bounced around inside my head.
She’s all mine.
I
knew he meant he was up next for the body shot, but the thought that it could
be something more was knocking loud and clear in my mind. I laid back against
the bar and felt the chill of tequila fill my navel again as I slid a new slice
of lime into my mouth. The grainy feel of the salt was back in the exact same
spot as before. I took a deep breath to try and steady my erratic breathing and
closed my eyes. There was no way I could watch Riley lick his way down my body,
suck tequila from my navel, and drop his lips to mine. The thought of it was
erotic enough, but watching him while he did it…that wasn’t anything I could
handle.
His
warm breath tickled the skin across my collar bone just before I felt his
tongue make its way between my breasts, skipping the area where my bra came
around, and continued down to my navel. My body was screaming for more as he
sucked the tequila up into his mouth. The loss of his tongue and lips on my
skin was devastating, but it quickly subsided as our lips connected, causing an
unexpected moan to escape from the back of my throat. Riley squeezed the lime
juice from the slice between my lips and discarded it onto the counter before
bringing his mouth back to mine. The tart juice of the lime lingered between us
as his tongue danced around mine, adding a hint of salt into the mix. The kiss
seemed to go on forever, but forever wasn’t long enough when Jayde’s voice
broke the spell.
“Whoa
there, Riley! Give the girl some room to breathe,” she drunkenly laughed and
Riley pulled his lips from me as fast as if I had burned him.
He
didn’t say another word before he walked off into the crowd of people dancing
and grabbed hold of some brunette that I didn’t know. I quickly looked away as
I slid down from the bar and put my shirt back on, hoping that the heat of
embarrassment that I felt in my cheeks wasn’t obvious to everyone else.
“Where
ya goin’?” Jayde asked as she filled a Solo cup and extended her arm to me.
“I need some
air,” I fanned myself with my hand and took the Bourbon-filled cup from her. I
needed to cut myself off, but seeing Riley all over some girl not even five seconds
after his tongue was down my throat left a bad taste in my mouth.

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From the Most Beautiful Small Town of America & the Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown, Kentucky, Savannah Stewart writes Contemporary Romance, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense novels. She is very much a Leo, with one fur baby named, Jack. She’s a Book-a-holic who loves music, tattoos, photography, singing, writing, & laughing. One of her favorite quotes is “Love is the beauty of the soul.”



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Tate is not #Unforgettable @Shantel_Tessier

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My name is Tate. And all my life I have kept secrets. The type of secrets that haunt your dreams at night. I wake up hating the world, and I go to sleep knowing that the memories of my past will visit me-reminding me that I once was weak and a coward. I’ll never be that person again.
But there is one person who has made me think there may be more to life than hatred and revenge. Missy fills me with hope. But hope is what makes you weak, makes you think you can be better, and it’s a lie.
A man like me deserves to be alone forever because one day, I will come face to face with my past, and I will destroy it. Even if that means destroying myself in the process.
But what I didn’t know was that she has nightmares of her own-because of me. For the first time in my life, I want to save someone. But how can I save her when I can’t even save myself?

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Shantel is a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, and their three year old little princess. She considers herself extremely lucky to be a stay at home wife and mother. When she’s not reading or writing, she spends her time with family and friends.

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A new kind of superhero! Dante’s Fire is LIVE

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Today is the release day for DANTE’S FIRE, the newest title from NYTs bestselling author Jennifer Probst. Be sure to check out the rafflecopter below for a chance to win some fabulous prizes from Jennifer.

 

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DANTE’S FIRE Synopsis:

It’s Time To Meet A New Kind Of Hero…

Dante Stark has a dark secret–a legacy left to him by his father which is both a blessing and a curse. A traumatic experience as a small boy gave him special powers of healing, but it comes with a price. Destined to wander the world alone to heal others, he’s accepted his fate. Until Selina Rogers forces him to confront his deepest fears, erotic desires, and question his capacity to love.

Selina Rogers has made a name for herself at Inferno Enterprises. She’s tough, confident and prepared to succeed. She’s also built a world she believes is safe, until she’s attacked and then saved by a masked stranger. As he helps her heal physically and emotionally, she becomes fascinated by his overwhelming power and gentle touch. Determined to show Dante the love he’s been denying himself, Selina surrenders her heart, and dreams of a future with the mysterious man who completes her.

But will his dark legacy destroy them…or save them both…

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Which superhero stands out to you?  Spiderman? Wonder Woman? Batman? Thor?  What if the superhero brought pain to people that harmed women in the worst way possible?  In Dante’s Fire, that’s exactly what happens with Dante.  He has been given a gift that honestly, I wish was real.  Dante has been given the gift of fire.  Each time a man or men abuse women he marks them, and they are never able to harm another women.  To me I think this superpower kicks ass.
Dante has to decided in life that he will never find a spouse or a women to truly love due to his random leaving in the night.  He also never lets himself get close to women that are attached.  That is until he Selina not only crosses his path when she is mugged, but when she crosses his path daily at Inferno Enterprises.
Selina is a woman that has risen from foster care and made herself successful.  She has worked for everything she has accomplished.  When she is attacked Dante comes to her rescue.  As he helps her heal, lines are crossed, but she feels an internal pull between the man that visits her at night and Daniel, the office mailman.
Dante’s Fire is a story that touched my soul.  As a female, wife, and mother, your worst fear for yourself as well as my daughter is brought to the forefront.  I just hope that in life, we all have our own real life superhero that will fight and protect the women that they hold dear.

 

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Jennifer Probst – Bio:
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.

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