Monday, May 25, 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'm not finished yet but I should be done today with The Betrothed and finish the Flower Moon Rising tomorrow if all goes right. 

Currently reading... 
The Betrothed by Kiera Cass 

Up Next 
Rest of the week

Resurrect by Shawn Knightley 
What's on your reading list this week? 

PRE-ORDER BLITZ - Kiss and Tell by Jo-Anne Joseph



Title: Kiss and Tell
A Dirty Heroes Collection Novel
Author: Jo-Anne Joseph
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: June 1, 2020

Blurb
Arrogant.
Sadistic.
Heir to a crumbling empire.
And engaged to a woman he loathes.
Then he meets the girl with the violet eyes,
best friend of his wife to be.
The more she resists him,
the more his dark desires consume him to claim her.
Green with envy,
driven by lust,
one kiss is all it will take to ruin everything.


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Excerpt
(unedited)

Sai

I leave the dining room and walk down the passage I know leads to the guest condos. Before the entrance to the wing she’s staying in, I notice a curtain flapping in the breeze and I spot her standing out on the balcony, her dark hair blowing around her. Like a sea siren, I think, everything about her calling out to me. I walk up behind her, caging her with both my hands on either side of her waist. She stiffens against my chest, and immediately turns in my arms, her eyes wide, beautiful, everything.
“What the hell are you doing here?”
“I’m supposed to apologize.” I tell her. The smell of lavender from her hair surrounding us.
“Whatever for? Entitled assholes like you can say and do whatever they want right? I have had my fair share of that growing up.” She places her hands on my chest and pushes against me, but realizing she’s up against a brick wall, makes her drop her hands to her sides.
I lift my hands to her face, cupping one cheek, I trace my fingers over her lips and she sucks in a breath. “You make me want to anger you, so I can extinguish those flames in your eyes. I want you to look at me, the way you look at him. Like you don’t hate me.” We both know who I mean.
“He’s not an asshole like you are.” She bites back.
“How would you know? I’ve known him my entire life.”
“No-one is as cruel as you are, Sai.” When she says my name, my mouth quirks upon its own accord. There’s anger in her gaze, but there’s want too, need, desire, and all the things I want to claim as my own. My hand slips down the side of her dress, resting on her hips, my fingers digging into them.
“I'm cruel, guzel. I hurt you, but I can also make you feel things like no-one else can.” My hand traces up her dress, and I cup a breast. “I can make you scream my name, I can make you fall to your knees.” I whisper and she shivers. My hands continue down the length of her body.
“Tell me to stop. Tell me to leave you alone, but mean it. If you don’t mean it, don’t say a thing.”
“Stop.” She says breathlessly. My hands lower, until it reaches the hem of her dress. I grip her silk thighs and I’m suddenly heady with the bourbon and the scent of her.
“You’re lying. I know when you’re lying. You can’t look at me.”
“This is not real. This is not real.” She whispers and I smile at her.
“What isn’t real Prensesim?”
“You, me, this?”
“But I’m here, and you are, and I’m making you feel things you’ve never felt before.
“I dreamed about it.” Her eyes are closed, her lips parted.
“So you do dream about me?” I run my nose along her lobe. “What do you dream, guzel?” I whisper in her ear, placing a kiss on her earlobe. My fingers continue to caress her thighs, moving much higher than it should. I don’t fucking care. She sucks in a breath and I lean in and lick along her neck. She tilts her head, granting me access.
“That you were-” she whispers. “Touching me.”
“Do you want that? Me, touching you, right here, now, for the world to see?”
“I-” She’s fucking lost in euphoria and I know I’m the only one who can make this woman feel like this. “It’s wrong.” She whispers.
I bunch up her dress right there on the balcony, anyone can walk out here and see, but I’m entranced. The fact that she’s dreaming about me makes my dick strain against the material of my pants. I cup her sex, and her panties are already soaked. Her eyes fly open, violet orbs that plead for me to stop and proceed all at once, I rip them off with one hand. “Be very quiet.”
Slipping my hands between her slit, I rub my finger over her clit, then circle it. She moans against my chest, and it’s the sexiest sound. “Do you like this?” She feels soft velvety to the touch and I want to taste her on my tongue. I want to hurt her, but my desire to taste her is stronger.
She nods, and I drop to my knees, I put one slender thigh over my shoulder and dive right in, lapping her sweet cum, as I push a finger into her, crooking it until she cries out.
“Oh, God.” She moans.  
“Shh, or I’ll stop.” She grips my hair, tugging me between her thighs. I start to suck on her clit, knowing it’ll drive her crazy. She tastes like my favorite dessert. I curl a finger inside her while sucking her clit into my mouth and her legs shake as she orgasms in my mouth. I ravage her juices until she comes down from her high. She looks down at me, her eyes wide. I stand, and pull her dress down. “I’m keeping this,” I tuck her panties in my pocket, and disappear inside, winking at her astonished face over my shoulder.
I return to the dining room, and Ravi and Amelia stare at me. Amelia is taking her seat. “Is she okay?” Amelia’s voice is laced in malice.
“I wouldn’t know. Didn’t find her.” Amelia’s eyes meet mine and I know she’s seen me devour her friend. The thing is she doesn’t give a fuck. She hates me as much as I hate her. Ravi stares at me knowingly. “You just couldn’t help yourself, could you?”
I smirk, my mind made up. I’m going to have my little guzel, one way or another. I just have to play this game with caution. The fact that I know she wants me too is going to make it a whole lot harder to stay away. I dig into the crème Brule set in front of me, but nothing compares to the one I just had. 

Author Bio

Jo-Anne Joseph is a USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and psychological fiction. Along with a passion for writing, she is an avid reader, wine lover and foodie. Her lifelong love affair with words started at a young age. She's a business professional, and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa with her husband, their son and fur babies.

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RELEASE BOOST - Secret Keeper by Christopher Harlan





Title: Secret Keeper
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Christopher Harlan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: May 17, 2020
Blurb
She was the fruit of a forbidden tree, but nothing in this world was going to stop me from tasting her.
My name is Dylan Murphy, and I work for the rich and powerful of an exclusive Manhattan building. Graham Morgan was my first boss, but soon after I was working with some of the most famous entrepreneurs, business moguls, and movie stars in the city. They trusted me because I always followed the cardinal rules:
Never betray secrets. And never, under any circumstance, get personally involved.
I’d never dreamed of violating my professional mantra.
Not until she walked past me.
The look we exchanged that night set my body on fire, and I knew right then and there that no matter the consequences, she was going to be mine. But she was one of them—off limits and out of my league, but she was the kind of woman who I was willing to risk everything for.
I keep other people’s secrets for a living, but the biggest secret of all might be my own.

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Author Bio

With an introverted mind and a sarcastic sense of humor, Christopher Harlan has been many things throughout his life. He started life as a mixed up mixed kid, like his protagonist, Logan, in his bestselling Young Adult novel “Away From Here”, and now spends his days writing stories. He’s published over 15 books in contemporary romance and young adult, and has no plans of stopping anytime soon. The one constant in his life has been his love of a good book, and his passion for telling stories. He was born and raised in Queens, New York. 

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RELEASE BLITZ - Absolution by Autumn Grey




Title: Absolution
Series: Grace Trilogy #3
Author: Autumn Grey
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 25, 2020

Blurb
We made mistakes and betrayed our hearts, and in the end, everything went up in flames.
Walking away from the devastation is not an option. I am at the center of it all. 
There are three hearts on the line and only one choice to make.
One heart to keep and one to let go.
Love is like poison, and sometimes it’s the only thing that can save us.


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$2.99 for a limited time!
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Will be available in Kindle Unlimited soon!

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FREE for a limited time!
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Will be available in Kindle Unlimited soon!

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AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Will be available in Kindle Unlimited soon!

ALSO AVAILABLE


Author Bio
Autumn enjoys writing angsty romance, featuring flawed and quirky characters and hard-won happy ever afters. When she’s not working as a nurse assistant, you’ll find her behind keyboard writing stories, or curled up on the couch with a book. Her work has been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After.



She lives with her two children and one fur baby, enjoys good wine and binge-watching TV shows whenever she can.


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Sunday, May 24, 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. 


Another week in quarantine but we've started opening up more into phases so that's progress. I'm so ready for school to be out for the summer as my daughter isn't loving home school and Ii don't enjoy it either. The weather continues to be bipolar some days are hot others are wet and rainy. Sadly it looks like we are headed into the hot summer as we will be triple digits most of this week. At least staying inside won't feel so much forced this week. 

Read the last week
Sadly not a lot of reading but when my days are spent schooling and entertaining a very bored 10-year old I guess it's expected. I've been trying to get it in when I can but haven't had a lot of free time. I wish she loved to read but she's not a reader yet. 

Posts you may have missed 

New b
ooks
I've been on a roll with one-clicking the last couple of weeks. Plus I received my bookworm box and even received a couple of books I ordered.

Blood From A Stone Twisted Villains Anthology
Cirque de vol Mystique 
Prince of Midnight by Ana Calin 
Alice: Queen of Hearts by Hayley Paige 


Dracula's Mistress by Carmen Stefanescu 
The Witch Squad by M.Z. Andrews 
Queen of the Dead by M. Sinclair
Enduringly Yours by Olivia Stocum

Baking 
I didn't take pictures of the pretzel rolls I made but I should have. I plan to make them again this week. I did make rhubarb scones this week which turned out Tart and tasty. 

Quote for the week
I feel like this is all of us right now. 

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. 

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Stacking The Shelves

Created by Tynga's Reviews
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly post that we share our newly added books and swag. 

And social distancing continues in Northern California....and one-click mania continues. 

Blood From A Stone Twisted Villains Anthology
Cirque de vol Mystique 
Prince of Midnight by Ana Calin 
Alice: Queen of Hearts by Hayley Paige 



Dracula's Mistress by Carmen Stefanescu 
The Witch Squad by M.Z. Andrews 
Queen of the Dead by M. Sinclair
Enduringly Yours by Olivia Stocum

Plus a whole bunch of freebies

What's on your shelf this week?