Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday 
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating. In my case not so patiently waiting for the new releases, which I lack.

I've had my eye on this weeks book for months. I'm in love with the cover and can't wait to get my hands on it.

My Choice this week is

Roar
by - Cora Cormack
Expected Publication - June 13th 2017
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In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.

Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage. 

She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough. 

Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.
What are you waiting on?

Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday
Created by Pen to Paper
Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. A book I can't wait to add to my shelf. 
I've been working on my ebook wishlist. I have so many potential amazing books that I want to read. 

This weeks book has an amazing cover and the synopsis sounds intriguing. 

Defy The Stars 

by  Claudia Gray
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She’s a soldier.

Noemi Vidal is seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She’s willing to risk anything—including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel.

He’s a machine.

Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that’s begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination.

Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they’re not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they’re forced to question everything they’d been taught was true.
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Cover Reveal: The Bad Guy




Title: The Bad Guy
Author: Celia Aaron
Genre: Dark Romance
Cover Design: PopKitty
Release Date: May 21, 2017

Blurb
My name is Sebastian Lindstrom, and I’m the villain of this story.
I’ve decided to lay myself bare. To tell the truth for once in my hollow life, no matter how dark it gets. And I can assure you, it will get so dark that you’ll find yourself feeling around the blackened corners of my mind, seeking a door handle that isn’t there.
Don’t mistake this for a confession. I neither seek forgiveness nor would I accept it. My sins are my own. They keep me company. Instead, this is the true tale of how I found her, how I stole her, and how I lost her.
She was a damsel, one who already had her white knight. But every fairy tale has a villain, someone waiting in the wings to rip it all down. A scoundrel who will set the world on fire if that means he gets what he wants. That’s me.
I’m the bad guy.


Author Bio
Celia Aaron is a recovering attorney who loves romance and erotic fiction. Dark to light, angsty to funny, real to fantasy—if it’s hot and strikes her fancy, she writes it. Thanks for reading.

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Cover Reveal: A Force of Nature Fairytale



A Force of Nature Fairytale Series
Author: M.A. Horst
Genre: Standalone Erotic Romance
Release Dates: May/June 2017

Series Blurb

One man’s promise to another binds his future Flower grandchildren to the Royal Family.

One by one a Flower will be claimed by a Royal.

The Royal family is a force of nature to be reckoned with, but have they finally met their match?

The Royal men are domineering, brute and fierce until they lay eyes on a Flower woman. Then nothing can stop them from claiming what’s rightfully theirs.

Fire Royal is the only female Royal amongst a sea of formidable Royal men, but she won’t let this keep her down. This is one woman who will never bow before a man, until she meets Reed Flower – the last of the Flower family to be claimed. 

Warning: Seven short, over the top, insta-love, hot as hell fairytales with a twist of kinkiness. 

Each book in The Force of Nature series is standalone & about a different couple.

Poppy


Release Date: May 8, 2017
Storm, the eldest son of a heartless businessman is forced to choose a bride. His father wants grandchildren to secure the future of Royal Industries, and he wants them now. 


Forced to choose from a specific list of women that’s been promised to the Royal family, Storm holds a masked ball and invites the six women. 

Poppy has lived a sheltered life. She has been homeschooled by her overprotective mother. Attending the masked ball is an exciting experience for her until she lands in the arms of Storm Royal. Electricity crackles around them.


Poppy’s delicate new love is shattered when she finds out why Storm really wants to marry her. She’s only a means to an end, another piece of property.

Can Storm win Poppy’s trust while trying to keep his fiery desire for her under control?

This is one force of nature Poppy didn’t see coming.


Lily

Release Date: May 15, 2017
Lily has been born into wealth, and with that comes a certain responsibility. She has been promised to Hail, who has just taken over Royal Industries along with his brothers and cousins. The Royal family screams power and money and they’ll destroy anyone who stands in their way of acquiring more.


Hail is more forceful and unyielding than the preppy son of a greedy bastard Lily took him for. Everything about him is dominant. When his eyes lock with hers sparks fly instantly. Lily belongs to Hail and there’s nothing she can do but honor her grandfather’s promise. 

Just one look at Lily and Hail is determined to own her in every way. He doesn’t want her obedience just because she’s honoring a promise. He wants her obedience because she craves to please him.


The force of nature might just be too much for the delicate Lily. 
Rose

Release Date: May 22, 2017
Rose is more thorns than the flowery beauty people take her for. When she hears that she’s been promised to Lake Royal, an arrogant bastard, she turns prickly.

Lake might be known as the family player but he has a more serious side that comes out when he sets his sights on something he really wants. Lake wants Rose with a burning passion. He wants to own her and tame her. There’s nothing more Lake likes than a good challenge.

Rose hates that Lake can make her burn up with just a touch.

How long will Rose be able to fight of the force of nature that’s Lake Royal?


Magnolia


Release Date: May 29, 2017
When Rain pictures innocence, he imagines a hot body in a school uniform.

Magnolia Flower is anything but. Her clothes are always a size to big and you won’t find her dead in a dress. Her hair’s a mess that she hides behind.

It only takes one flick of Magnolia’s warm brown eyes to bring Rain to his knees.

Rain decides he's tired of playing the waiting game and he claims what’s rightfully his. Magnolia will be his, body, mind and soul.

Can a delicate flower keep a force of nature like Rain on his knees?


Jasmine


Release Date: June 5, 2017
River Royal is like a bloodhound, once he gets the scent of a woman he wants, there’s no stopping him. He lives for the thrill of hunting and conquering.

Jasmine Flower is determined to make it on her own in the business world. She’s offered a job by River, and even though all her senses are on high alert, she agrees. The money is amazing and it will go a long way to helping her get on her own feet.

On her first day of work River informs her that he’s laying claim to the promise her grandfather made to his. She’ll be his in every way.

It might not be the job Jasmine applied for, but she likes it, so why not?

Has this force of nature finally met his match?


Cherry


Release Date: June 12, 2017
It’s Cherry Flower’s first day at her first job. All she wants to do is make enough money so she can leave home which has become hell.

Everything changes when she literally falls into Tide Royal’s arms.

Tide is the most successful out of all his brothers and cousins. Everything he touches turns to gold. He’s never felt a burning passion for anything in his life … until Cherry. Tide rarely laughs and always keeps to himself. He wants nothing to do with the list of women promised to his family until he finds out that Cherry is the last woman left. It’s between him and his cousin Stone – who will get Cherry?

Tide can’t keep himself from feeling protective of Cherry. An overwhelming desire burns through his veins and he’ll stop at nothing to make Cherry his.

Will this force of nature win the heart of the last flower?


Reed

Release Date: June 19, 2017
Young Reed Flower gets a job as a security guard, working the nightshift at the reception counter of Royal Industries.  The powerful and sexy CEO, Fire Royal, is beautiful and mysterious. She’s worked hard to earn herself the nickname ‘The Ice Queen’ in order to keep gold-digging men at a distance.

Fire keeps playing with him - a game of cat and mouse. She has no intention of ever being the mouse. Unable to resist Reed’s dangerous good looks and inexperience, Fire admits she wants him and employs him as her personal bodyguard. When she finds out just how innocent Reed is, she wants to be his first. She wants to shape him into a lover that will obey her every command. 

Reed is shocked to find that he’ll do anything to win Fire’s trust, but she’s a woman with dark secrets.

Will Reed give himself over to Fire and explore the darker side of love or will this force of nature be the end of him?



Author Bio
International bestselling author of Predator, The Monster Series and many others. She loves writing anything from Young Adult to Suspense Romance.

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Release Blitz: Liberate




Title: Liberate
Series: The Vindicated #2
Authors: Addison Jane & KE Osborn
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April 26, 2017

Blurb

Lies, deceit, betrayal—everything has changed from the life I had. From the life I knew. I lost my team. I lost my livelihood. I never thought it could come to this.

I vowed to protect her.

I failed.

But it’s not over yet.

The agency made a mistake when they decided to take my life. Now I was free, and a man who answers to no one is a man who should be feared. I'm fueled by revenge, seeking justice for her, for me, and for the innocent lives I unknowingly destroyed.

Lily drew me from the shadows. She burned so brightly. She made me see clearly and filled me with warmth. But her flame was smothered and she was cast into the darkness.

I won't let that be her end. I need retribution. I will take nothing less.

They may have won the battle, but I'm about to start a war.


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KE Osborn
Australian author K E Osborn was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. With a background in graphic design and a flair for all things creative, she felt compelled to write the story brewing in her mind.

Writing gives her life purpose. It makes her feel, laugh, cry, and get completely enveloped with the characters and their story lines. She feels completely at home when writing and wouldn’t consider doing anything else.

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Addison Jane
Addison Jane is a born and bred kiwi girl with a passion for romance and writing.

When she gets the chance she enjoys the little things in life such as reading, dancing, music, and Facebook, but her world really revolves around the little girl who calls her Mum. It's an awkward balance between alpha males and Disney princesses but it works.

Growing up on a small farm next to the beach will always make her a country girl at heart. But since moving away to a small town close to the city she's discovered a dangerous love for shopping.

Writing stories has been something that’s come naturally since she was young, and with the massive support of her friends and family, she finally decided to step out of her comfort zone and share them with the world.

She enjoys bringing her books to life with strong female leads, sexy passionate men and a rollercoaster of twists and turns that lead to the happily ever after that her readers desire.

Release Boost: Lone Cougar




Title: Lone Cougar
Series: Solo Shift #2
Author: Nicole Lake
Genre: Shifter Romance
Release Date: April 24, 2017

Blurb
Sam:

I didn't particularly care for Ryan when he showed up for his first massage. And I don't particularly care for him now, even if he's the hottest thing in Green Holler. Especially because he's the hottest thing in Green Holler.

He reminds me of every player I met in high school and college, he travels constantly because of his work, and I'm sure he's got a girl in every airport. And his work? He's the guy Dad hired for advice on expanding his art store, and I can just see him changing it into McArts or something cheesy.

Not that I'm looking for a man anyway. I don't ask for much. Just a man who's not a complete jerk, doesn't mind living out here in the middle of the Ozarks, and won't freak out when he discovers that shifting's real and his girlfriend's an owl shifter.

And Ryan's not that man. Right?

Ryan:

The woman at the B&B's trying to get me to date Sam--short for Samantha, she's careful to point out. Not going to happen, even if Sam's the most beautiful woman I've seen. For one thing, there's plenty of beautiful women out there, but not enough damn-good massage therapists like Sam. On top of that, her dad's my client, and that mixture of business and pleasure is a bad idea.

Why would anyone give up their big-city dreams, go back home to this Ozark tourist trap--sorry, I mean "this quaint Ozark town"--and hang up a shingle as a massage therapist, even a damn good one? I don't get it, but I can't afford to settle down like she did. With all the consulting gigs I do, I've got to stay on the road all the time.

Besides, when I'm on the road, no one can get close enough to find out about my cougar, and I can have a good time any night I want, anywhere I want, with almost any woman I want, with no commitments.

I'm not scared of commitment, but what woman's going to commit to a guy who's also occasionally a cougar? Certainly not Sam.

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Imagine yourself as a shifter alone in a world that doesn't know shifting exists.

This is the Solo Shift world: no packs, no guidance, no mates, and no prospects until chance, luck, trust, and love all intervene.

What can you expect from a Solo Shift book? A standalone story with lonely shifters, shifters who don’t know they’re lonely, love scenes, and no cheating. And at least one HEA, sometimes more.



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Excerpt
Heard the front door quietly open a little before Mrs. Webb’s session ended, so I figured my 4:30 had arrived. I tried to keep my focus on Mrs. Webb, but the planning-ahead part of my brain promptly kicked in. 4:30’s name is Ryan… Bishop. Ryan Bishop. Heh, wonder if Connie’s gonna text to bug me about him in the middle of the massage, or if she’ll at least wait until he’s off the table. Connie’s got John so she's got pretty good taste in husband material, but I wonder what her definition of “hot” is.
“OK, Mrs. Webb, I’ll be outside; just come on out whenever you’re ready, OK?” I have to help a few of my clients off the table, but Mrs. Webb’s as spry as they come.
“That’s fine, dearie!”
With the clientele I’ve got, I’m “dearie” to several clients!
I step out and close the massage room door behind me, and I see him checking out my diploma and certs.

Holy…

Tall.
Brown hair.
Beard and mustache.
Muscles.
Not a body-builder, but muscles.
And nice fitting clothes. Definitely not a slob, definitely not a blob.
Note to self: never, ever question Connie Martin’s taste in men again. This guy was hot.
And he knew it. Matter of fact, he looked like he left a long trail of women who knew it too.
C’mon, Sam, this ain’t high school, this is your office. Time to be professional. Time to use your waiting-room massage therapist voice, the one somewhere between your outside voice and your calm, soothing, table-side voice. “Hello, are you Ryan?”
“Yeah—Samantha, right?” Oooh, deep voice, amazing smile, dark eyes…
Get it together, Sam. Act like you know what you’re doing. Friendly but professional smile, nod your head, shake his hand, there you go. “Sam’s fine, thanks!”
And that’s when he nods toward the diploma. “Who’d you have for Micro?”
Crap. Should I know him?
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Author Bio
Secret shifter romance novels. Secret shifter romance novelist.

Wife of an IT geek—his words, not mine! Mother of two kids, two cats, and two dogs. Incurable romantic.

What do I want in my romance stories? Men who aren’t total asses. Women who avoid total asses—either from experience, or by being smart enough to avoid them in the first place! Men who survive just fine without a woman. Women who survive just fine without a man. Men and women smart enough to know the perils of jumping into love, and brave enough to do it anyway. And of course, a happily-ever-after!

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