Monday, July 6, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Welcome to It's Monday! is a weekly event hosted by Book Date to share with others what you've read the past week and are planning to read the next.

Read last week 

I read this trio last week it was amazing. This is my first books by these two wonderful authors and I can't wait to read more. Highly recommend. Reviews to come still in a bit of a book hangover. 
The Girl Who Cried Werewolf by Heather Hildenbrand & Bam Shepherd 
The Girl Who Cried Captive by Heather Hildenbrand & Bam Shepherd
The Girl Who Cried War by Heather Hildenbrand & Bam Shepherd 

Currently reading... 
Strawberry Moon Climbing by Quinn Arthurs 

Up Next 
Rest of the week

I've got a pile of Manga I want to check out this week. 
Sankarea by Mitsuru Hattori 


What's on your reading list this week? 

Animation Monday's

A new weekly I thought would be fun to do. I've done a manga post in the past from a blogger who is no longer blogging. 
It's been a while since I've done one of these just not had a lot of animation in my life. I do have this big pile that I want to read and need to get started on my list.

One of my goals this week is to update and figure out my list for the rest of the year. 


Currently I'm watching Fruits Basket 2001 on Hulu. I also found a remake on Funimation from 2019 and plan to watch that as well. 

I may read the mangas to see if tell more of the store after the anime ends. I haven't done enough research into it yet. Just happened across it on hulu and figured sure why not. 

I do admit the concept is captivating and I love the characters so far. 

What's on your list? 

RELEASE BLITZ - Hunted by Cassandra Faye



Title: Hunted
Series: Dirty Heroes Collection #13
Author: Cassandra Faye
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: July 6, 2020

Blurb
"It doesn't matter how far she runs.
This is my forest, and I always catch my prey."

As a Loxley, I know the rules, I just never took them seriously.
I only knew when I finally brought a girl here it would be special.
She would be special.
And Harper is... perfect.

Now we're out here, alone, and something's gone terribly wrong.
I broke the rules, I'm losing myself,
and I'm afraid she's going to pay the price.

I need to fight this. I need to protect Harper.
We're meant to be, and I know she feels the same.
I don't want to hurt her but... I have to claim her.
I have to make her mine.
Before I do something I can't take back.


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Author Bio
Cassandra Faye lives in Texas where she's done nothing but fantasize about other worlds her entire life. Constantly daydreaming about ancient powers, faerie realms, old gods, and how seriously dangerous unicorns would be if they existed, Cassandra writes the stories she's always craved. Taking paranormal and fantasy worlds, mixing them in with modern day, and adding a dash of darkness.
So, if you enjoy those fairy tales that were a little more grimm, or if you ever wondered just how bad the villains could be as you held on for that happily-ever-after, then you might be just the person she's writing for.

Cassandra also writes dark contemporary romance as Jennifer Bene. You can find her online throughout social media with username @jbeneauthor and on her website: www.jenniferbene.com

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COVER REVEAL - Legacy by Laura Pavlov



Title: Legacy
Series: Montgomery Brothers #1
Author: Laura Pavlov

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations
Release Date: July 21, 2020

Blurb
Ford

I don’t have time for distractions.
I have a billion-dollar company to run. A father to grieve.
A legacy to fulfill.
Harley DeLuca is not my type.
She’s snarky.
She's stubborn.
And she’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen—even in her ridiculous grungy tennis shoes.
I can’t get enough of her.

Harley

I was a mistake from the moment of conception.
The sins of my mother have followed me like a nightmare in a horror flick.
I’m determined to make a life for myself, free of my past.
I have three goals.
Open a bakery.
Keep Gramps safe.
And forget that I’m Valentina DeLuca’s daughter.
There’s no room in my life for a man.
Especially an arrogant, condescending jerk like Ford Montgomery. 
But now he's my business partner.
My friend.
And if I'm not careful, he just might be—everything. 

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Author Bio

Laura Pavlov writes sweet and sexy contemporary romance that will make you both laugh and cry. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, mom to two awesome almost-grown kids, and dog-whisperer to a couple crazy yorkies. Laura resides in Las Vegas where she is living her own happily ever after.

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COVER REVEAL - The Shrink by Sophia Karlson



Title: The Shrink
Series: Love Nests #2
Author: Sophia Karlson
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Release Date: July 30, 2020

Blurb
Apparently she’s a bit crazy.
Apparently he’s the shrink who will cure her.
Apparently they aren’t allowed to fall for each other at all…

Stacey Sinclair’s mother died in a gruesome car accident six years ago, and now everybody thinks she is finally losing it. Surely a few crazy actions on her part don’t justify her seeing a shrink for months on end?

For a psychologist, Dr Ivo Linder is too decent, too caring, and too handsome to get a glimpse of what really goes on in her head. Stacey’s unforeseen feelings towards him make her retaliate — she taunts him, never expecting to fall with him into forbidden lust.

As their attraction intensifies, the old adage stands: it doesn’t matter, as long as nobody finds out. But someone always finds out and when they do, will Stacey and Ivo risk everything to give their love a chance?

Author’s Note: This book contains graphic content and themes that might trigger some readers.



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Excerpt
“Thank you for Friday night. And for taking me away.” For a moment Stacey hovered, then she stepped up to him and pulled him close in a hug that shouted nothing but gratitude.
“You're welcome.” Ivo closed his arms around her, tightening her female frame to him, relishing the last moment of having her like this. She turned her face into his neck, her breathing softly caressing his skin, her nose leading a delicate trail on which a sigh followed. Right there where his pulse beat. Where her fingers had held him earlier. Held his heart.
The touch was so subtle, so gentle and pure, Ivo shut his eyes, feeling himself slip. His hands, which until that moment had rested on her back, inched lower, to the curve where back became butt. Stacey didn't stir but somehow came closer, her lips higher, her sweet scent more intense as he inhaled against her temple.
It only took a slight turn of his head, an easy slide down the most delicate of skin to capture her lips with his own. She didn't hesitate but kissed him back with equal unhurried intent, mooring against him, rising with slow breaths against his body in a mimic of water in a quiet harbour. He felt himself swell against her, his hands idling lower to where he could spread his fingers, kiss his palms over her softest curves and anchor her to him.
Her breathing hitched as her fingers wove into his hair, and he pressed her to him, knowing she'd feel him now, unable to stop himself. He should stop, but instead he kissed her deeper, with wonderment at how intimate the simple gesture seemed as she opened for him and their tongues slowly intertwined, raking together his deep sexual desire for her, making him moan into her mouth, which she echoed back.
Over the past few hours, their restraint had eroded bit by bit and made way for this moment of unavoidable collision. And he caved into it, into her warmth and heart. For deep down, he was starved.
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Sophia Karlson writes sensual, emotional, and evocative contemporary romance, often set in far-flung settings. She used to work in the travel industry before turning to full-time writing. Her first book, Perfect Mistake, was a finalist for the Daphne Award for Romantic Suspense and won the Kathryn Hayes award in 2019. All her novels can be read as standalone, although she tends to write about siblings because family dynamics are so intriguing. Taking readers on a journey of their own with her books is part of the plot. Bon voyage!

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COVER REVEAL - Skinny Love by Michelle B.



Title: Skinny Love
Series: Heart #5
Author: Michelle B.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Pink Ink Designs
Release Date: August 3, 2020

Blurb
Enemies to lovers…? No.
Forbidden Love…? Definitely not us.
Second Chance…? That one’s confusing…just like our relationship.
Soul Mates…? I’m not sure I believe in that stuff. 
Fake Relationship…? Nope. We’re blood, guts, and reality. 
Friends to lovers…? At times... yes.

We’re two different people on two different paths, looking for the same thing. The reality of it all is that one of us needs to fix the broken pieces to mend a hopeless mind and the other needs to view the alternate life that calls in order to finally be able to accept what it really is that they want.

Who is Nikki as a woman?
She is determined, focused, business-oriented, and motivated.

Who is Christopher as a man?
Well, he’s a broken one, but he’s determined to fix the pieces.

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Excerpt
Chapter One
The Unspoken Arrangement.

The glasses clink with each drink passed from one hand to another. The sexual tension in the air is sultry seduction at quite an elevated level for a Thursday night. There’s only one more workday ahead- two at the most for those that work overtime. Endorphins are released in anticipation of being free for the upcoming weekend.
Alcohol passes the open mouth of the bottle to the wide rim of a sparkling glass. The smoothness of the rim slides across every set of eager lips. Liquid fire flows down a willing throat and pauses with a satisfying burn deep in the depth of a belly. It soaks into the vessels and glides through the blood stream. 
Shoulders become looser, frames become more relaxed, perception lessens, and the inhibitions built inside every single human releases the constraints that would normally control them.
Bodies move across the dance floor to the beat of a slow, erotic song. Every one of those moving bodies is an individual with some kind of necessary desire. A need. A want. A liberation of oneself’s imprisonment…
I scan the room for my next partner. It’s just easier that way- no strings attached and no expectations, just a night together. The need, the want, and the liberation of choosing who you crave to take home for the night is thrilling and fulfilling.
I see him walk through the door. I take a small sip of my martini while watching the masculinity of his body fluidly move with ease. His gaze meets mine almost instantly. His unyielding focus never wavers from mine while he hands the coat check girl his jacket. He’s quite handsome. Tall, dark, and handsome doesn’t pertain to him. He’s tall, yes, but his hair is short, dirty blond and a ruffled mass of waves like he's just rolled around with a warm body for an exceedingly long time. His frame is thin, but not too thin. He’s in shape. His stomach is flat. His shoulder are broad. I can see the definition of his biceps through the cotton of his white, long sleeve shirt. His warm, whiskey-colored eyes radiate with sexual tension with each step he takes towards me.
He slides in-between me and the empty bar stool.
“What can I get you?” The barmaid asks while The Artist by Jay Sean plays.
“JWB on the rocks,” he tells her, never taking his eyes off mine.
He grins a panty melting crook. “Name’s Brian.” He holds out his hand, palm up. “What’s your name, gorgeous?”
I place my hand in his. “Renee,” I reveal with a smile.
He leans down and kisses the back of my hand. “You here alone?”
“I am.” I hold his admiring eye.
“You plan on going home alone?”
“You ask a lot of questions for a guy I just met.” I pull my hand back, resting it in my lap.
He grins a toe-curling, orgasm-giving grin. The dimple in his cheek holds my dilated focus. “I would like to know a little bit about the stunning woman I’m going to be taking back to my bed tonight.”
“Cocky?” I purse my lips with a twist of my head.
“Confident,” he immediately answers, tilting his head to the left slightly. His eyes still never leaving mine.
“Does that confidence extend to the bedroom as well?”
“Come home with me and find out.” His gaze shifts back and forth over mine, waiting for my reaction. The bartender sets his drink down in front of him. Without looking at it, he grabs the glass and drains it of its liquid. “Is your silence a no?” he inquires.
I take a sip of my martini, scanning him over the rim of the glass. “Dance with me?”
He holds his hand out again. His gaze speaks a million words. I set my glass down and place my hand in his. I slide from the barstool and stand in front of him, flush with his body. He has a good five inches on me with my six-inch, black, satin and suede, bow-back, Louboutin heels on. The back of the hand that is not holding mine lifts, curls, and runs over my flush cheek. The air in my lungs hitch, leaving me breathless for one small second. His touch warms me, arouses me, and comforts me to some degree.
“Finish your drink, gorgeous. Once that dance you requested is over, I’m taking you back to my bed and burying myself in every hole you have.” His deep voice dances with my libido. “That something you’d be interested in?”
I shake my head.
“No? ‘Cause I really think by the look in your eyes, it is what you want.”
“Not your place, too personal.” I shake my head. “A hotel.”
He slowly nods in understanding. A small, satisfied smile pulls at his lush lips. His arousal spikes with the flick of my tongue over my lower lip and his pupils expand and glisten with intensity.
“You still want that dance?”
“No,” I breathe.

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Author Bio
Michelle B is a wife of twenty-seven years and a mom of two adult children. Always a movie girl, she never read any kind of books until the summer 2015 when a family member gave her a trilogy to read. Once she was finished with the series, she was hooked. After a year of reading voraciously and pushing away the urge to start writing her own story, she finally decided to take the leap and start putting finger tips to her keyboard. After five months she finished her first novel, Breath With Me. She then gave it to a few handfuls of women to see what their thoughts and feelings were. With overwhelming encouragement and demands, she finished her second novel of the Heart Series, Breathing Together. Michelle B is currently writing the fifth book in the Heart Series called Skinny Love, but that is not it for the Heart Series. There's a lot more to come for the Elite Eight.

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post
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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer~ It's a chance to share new ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
Happy 4th of July!!!! I hope everyone is having a safe holiday weekend. In my part of California they have banned all fireworks due to Covid-19 and it's been really dry. Unfortunately, we are in another fire season it's been really hot the last few days but the days leading up to the weekend it was cooler and nice. I'm hoping we drop back down to mid 80's again. This past week has been quiet and productive, we are headed back into a lockdown state due to all the cases spiking. 

Read the last week

I devoured the Of Fates & Fables trio this week. I loved every page, it quickly became one of my favorite series. 
The Girl Who Cried Werewolf by Heather Hildenbrand & Bam Shepherd 
The Girl Who Cried Captive by Heather Hildenbrand & Bam Shepherd
The Girl Who Cried War by Heather Hildenbrand & Bam Shepherd 

Posts you may have missed 

]New books

Quarantine continues...as does the one-click ebook buying. 

I'm sure I had more but I forgot to write them down. 


Baking


I made a oreo cheesecake this week but with the weather it's to hot the whip cream just kept melting off the top. I hope it cools off more so I can do more baking it's just to hot and heats up the house. 

Quote for the week
I'm sure this is most of us. 

I'm still an Instagram addict you should check it out lots of fun!!!
Find me (Here) I working on 10k followers

I hope everyone has a great week.