New Release – Beast #2 by Ella James

Yes or no? What will she do? Can Annabelle redeem Beast with her heart intact, or will her time at La Rosa Prison ruin her? Find out who Beast really is in the dark, erotic retelling of Beauty & The Beast.

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Continue the dark, erotic journey of Annabelle, the warden’s daughter, and the man she’s pined for since her girlhood. No longer Cal Hammond, actor, Beast is a brutal man who runs the prison’s gangs from behind a shroud of secrecy and lies. Can Annabelle’s love save him from his tainted past, or will his deceit ruin both of them?

*Beast 2 is a serial novella. If you don’t like novellas, or reading stories in installments, this probably isn’t for you. It deals with intense subjects and features absolutely panty-melting sex. If you’re on a bus, in the subway, in your office, or babysitting innocent children, I’d advise you to read this story later. If you just can’t wait, be warned. Beast will make you wet*

*Part 3 will be out September 8*
*This story will be either three parts or four parts*

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“You look nervous,” he says. His hand, still in my hair, turns to my cheek. It’s warm. Smells good. “Come and sit down.”

He takes my hand and leads me to a window seat. A built-in bench, pressed up against a wall of glass. He wraps his hands around my waist and lifts me up. Sits me down up there. My eyes scan the patchy, dirt-strewn yard outside. The way the rain smashes off the ground and into something else. The sky is white. Stark white.

“Just a minute,” he says.

My mind screams as he steps away. He reaches onto some shelves along the wall and grabs an armful of navy blue blankets. Painters’ blankets, I realize as he holds them out for me. He sits them on the bench beside me. Smooths one out. Lifts me up and sits me on it. Then he tucks another one behind me.

“Thank you,” I murmur. Despite the blankets’ tattered appearance, they seem soft enough. There’s no paint on them, and they don’t smell like it. Another one unfolded by his big hands, tucked around me.

“You got wet. Warm up a moment.”

I sit there because my brain is broken and my heart feels puffed up like a balloon.

He climbs up behind me and gently nudges me forward. He leans his torso up against mine, spreads his legs around my butt and thighs. Strong hands begin to knead my shoulders.

“Don’t be nervous here, Angel. I’ll take care of you. Always.”

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BEAST #1 – Out Now!
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BEAST #2 – Out Now!
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BEAST #3 – Out September 8th!
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Ella James is a Colorado author who writes teen and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone’s parents go to war over the placement of a comma.

Ella’s books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 100; two were listed among Amazon’s Top 100 Young Adult Ebooks of 2012.

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Cover Reveal And Pre-Order – MELANCHOLY by Bella Jewel

Do you love biker romance? If so, then check this out! I read Precarious #1 by Bella Jewel a few weeks ago and loved it! The second book in the series (following different characters from the club) is due for release in a few weeks, and it have the cover for you today, along with links to the first book, and pre-order for book #2 which is titled Melancholy. Check it out <3

Title: Melancholy
Series: Jokers’ Wrath MC, #2
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: September 15, 2014

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To truly understand a story; you need to start from the beginning, but to start from the beginning, you have to go back, further than just you. After all, our stories don’t start with us, do they? Our stories start with the person before us, and the person before them. We are created from the stories of those people.

NO ONE’S STORY IS EVER TRULY THEIR OWN.

I tried to create my own story, my own path, my own actions. I’ve seen things people on see in their worst nightmares, but I never let it neat me down. I never let it become who I was. There was no point analyzing what it could be.

COULD BE’S DIDNT MATTER.

Until Maddox came into my world. He saved my life. He changed my story; giving me the second chance some of us only dream about. There was only one thing missing in my second chance, and she was the reason I fought so hard to survive.

MY SISTER.

My sister who is supposed to be dead, well, at least, that’s what I thought.

THAT’S WHAT HE TOLD ME.

Now is where my story changes, but to understand this story, you have to start at the beginning … where it all began … and before.

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PRECARIOUS #1 – Out Now!
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MELANCHOLY #2 – Out September 15th!
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Bella Jewel is an Aussie girl through and through. She spent her life in Western Australia, growing up in many different areas of the state. She now currently lives in Perth with her husband, children and mass amounts of pets. She’s crazy, fun, outgoing and friendly. Writing is her passion, she started at the young age of 18 but finally got the courage up to publish, and her first novel Hell’s Knights was released in August 2013.

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Special Announcement – Karina Halle

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Choose the adventure!

Here’s your chance to vote for the destination of Karina Halle’s next novel! Enter this simple poll, and choose one of these three amazing locations:

Amalfi Coast

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Karina and her assistant will jet to the winning destination for a week-long, interactive adventure, where YOU can participate as they take part in all the fun tourist attractions you’ve chosen. The entire trip will be captured on video and with photos so you too can relish in this unforgettable experience.

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Series Sale And Pre-Order – Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

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Whenever I need a book that I know will make me laugh out loud repeatedly, and swoon over the leading male, and just generally make me fall in love, and feel good about life, I turn to Sophie Kinsella. Her books get the right spot every time without fail, and now for a limited time only, in the run up to her next release due out September 25th, her incredible Shopaholic series has been put on sale!

As you can tell from the pre-order price of book #7, these books don’t usually come cheap, so now is the time to get them! I have read and loved every single book in this series, and i cannot wait to get stuck into #7 <3

*Titles may vary depending on country. Listed are the UK titles (all content is the same in all countries), so the US links may take you to a different title but they are the same books. Prices correct at time of posting.*

THE SECRET DREAMWORLD OF A SHOPAHOLIC #1 – £1.99/$5.99
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SHOPAHOLIC ABROAD #2 – £2.99/$5.99
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SHOPAHOLIC TIES THE KNOT #3 – £2.99/$5.99
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SHOPAHOLIC & SISTER #4 – £2.99/$5.99
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SHOPAHOLIC & BABY #5 – £2.99/$1.99
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MINI SHOPAHOLIC #6 – £2.99/$5.99
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*Pre-order, due for release September 25th*

SHOPAHOLIC TO THE STARS #7 – £6.99/$10.99
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New Review – Release Day: SEDUCING LAUREN by Kristen Proby

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It’s LIVE!!!! The second book in the Love Under The Big Sky series by Kristen Proby (though you don’t have to have read the first book, you should anyway because it’s amazing – My Review) is now available, and you can see my review of this fab book below, along with an excerpt and giveaway! (Psst, the US paperbacks of the entire series are CHEAPER than the eBooks!)

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In the second book in the Love Under the Big Sky series from this NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author of the With Me in Seattle series, life in Montana gets spicy when a woman and her divorce lawyer sign off the papers—and sign on to love.

Now that his best friend, Josh, has happily settled down with his true love on a Montana ranch, small-town lawyer Ty Sullivan starts thinking that maybe single life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. And when Lauren Cunningham’s no-good ex-husband comes after her for an unexpected trust fund, Ty steps in to protect her. But soon he can’t help but think of her as more than a client. Lauren’s in no mood to jump into another relationship, so how can Ty convince her that her mistake wasn’t getting married, but marrying the wrong guy?

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I was a big (huge!!) fan of the first book in this series (Loving Cara) and was absolutely desperate to get my hands on Ty and Lauren’s book. You know how it is when you read a great book, and you just want the whole series to be at your fingertips, so you can keep on devouring every characters story? Well for me, that was this series, and while it might have felt like I was waiting forever for this book (it really wasn’t all that long), it was definitely worth the wait!

Whether you’ve read book #1 or not, it really doesn’t matter. Everything you need to know about these characters is in this book (though you would be missing out on the amazing-ness that is Josh and Cara’s story if you don’t read Loving Cara) so you can easily just fall straight into this one, without experiencing any problems. What you will find, is a gorgeous love story, with added suspense and sexiness.

We briefly met Lauren “Lo” in Loving Cara but she was overall a bit of a mystery to not only the readers, but also the characters, as she kept some things very close to her chest. Lo was a really likeable character, and one of the things I loved most about her was how Kristen Proby had inserted our world into her world. It gave a connection to the character, but also gave the reader a look at the “other side” of the book world, which it found really interesting.

Ty, was someone who we initially knew a little better as he had been more involved in the previous book. He’s best friend to Josh, brother to Jillian, and secret admirer to Lauren Cunningham. Oh boy, I loved Ty!!! He was just so swoonworthy!!! He’s a badass lawyer, with a tattoo sleeve, and a heart of gold. What could be better?? He was intent on protecting Lo no matter the cost, and everything he did throughout the whole book just made me love him that much more.

One thing I wasn’t exactly sold on was some of the characters names. Now, I know that sounds ridiculous, so just bear with me! As I was reading, I kept noticing characters names that looked familiar, and not because they’ve been used countless times in other books (I know that’s unavoidable), but because there seems to be what looks like a lot of the authors fellow author friends named. I don’t know for certain if this is the case but here’s a few that stood out for me: Lauren/Lo (Lo of Christina Lauren), Emily Valentine (Emily Snow, Michelle Valentine), Mrs. Blakely (Lauren Blakely). Do you see where I’m coming from? For me, it took away from the story a little bit because I was focusing more on the names, than what was actually happening.

That being said, I did still think this was a really great book, and of course, as anyone who has ever read a book by Kristen Proby knows, she sure does bring the sexy! But that goes without saying, doesn’t it? And as a sneaky teaser, we get to read the first chapter of book #3, Falling For Jillian, which follows favourites Jillian and Zach. I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am for that one! These are definitely characters that you need to meet.

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*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

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LOVING CARA #1 – Out Now!
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SEDUCING LAUREN #2 – Out Now!
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FALLING FOR JILLIAN #3 – Out January 27th, 2015!
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As I approach his house, I see his Jeep parked in the drive, the hood up, and a tight, jean-clad ass bent over the side.

Okay, he’s definitely home.

I tentatively wander around the other side of the Jeep and lean against the side, looking at the engine. He hasn’t noticed that I’m here yet, and I’m not even sure how he’ll react to seeing me here, but I can’t seem to stay away. His dark head is bent low, his arms buried in the engine, tinkering with something. His arms are bare as he’s pulled off his T-shirt, which is draped over the windshield. A thin sheen of sweat covers his shoulders and back, and his entire sleeve tattoo, which runs from just above his wrist all the way up to the top of his right shoulder, is on full display, making my girlie parts all tingle and come to life.

Holy Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

He’s so fucking toned it’s crazy. Jeez, his muscles bunch and stretch as he pulls on the wrench in his hand.

“Come on, you motherfucker,” he mutters. I have to bite my lips to keep from laughing out loud.

“So, what seems to be the problem?” I finally ask when he doesn’t notice me, keeping my eyes trained on the engine when his head whips up to look at me. I slowly lift my eyes to his and grin.

“I didn’t hear your car,” he murmurs with a smile.

“I walked.” I shrug and look back down into the bowels of his Jeep. “What’s wrong with your car?”

“You walked from your house?” he asks incredulously.

“No.” I shake my head and chuckle. “From Sips. I had coffee with Cara this morning.”

He stands up straight and leans his palms on the side of the Jeep, watching me. My eyes immediately fall to one drop of sweat slowly making its way down his hard chest.

“You had coffee with Cara?” He smiles.

“Yeah.” I shrug shyly. “I’m sorry to just stop by like this. I was out for a walk and just sort of found myself here.” I feel my cheeks heat and I back away, but he shakes his head and smiles widely.

“I’m glad you came by.” He raises his brows as I continue to stare.

I shake my head and raise my eyes to his, then bust out laughing.

“Why are you laughing?” he asks with a wide grin.

“Because I don’t think I’ve ever seen you without a shirt. I didn’t realize the tats went all the way up your arm. Who would have thought that under it all you’re just a bad boy?”

His eyes flash with heat as he narrows them on my face, watching me. He pulls a rag out of his back pocket and begins wiping off his hands, but his gray eyes stay on mine. Did I offend him?

“I’m not such a bad boy. Looks can be deceiving, Lauren.” He smirks as he lowers the hood on his Jeep. “But from the look of you right now, you don’t seem to mind the tats.”

“I don’t mind.” I shrug nonchalantly and try to ignore the way my heart picks up speed as he slowly saunters around the hood of the vehicle.

“Do you have any tats?”

“Yeah.”

His eyes widen in surprise and then rake over me from head to toe.

“Where?”

I grin, enjoying this flirtatious banter. “Here and there.”

“I have ways of making people talk, you know.”

“Bright lights and rubber hoses?” I ask with a raised brow.

He tosses his head back and laughs, an all-out belly laugh. “I’m not a cop,” he smirks.

“You might get to see them. Someday.”

He closes the gap between us and kisses me gently on the forehead, not touching me anywhere else.

“I hope someday comes sooner rather than later,” he whispers before pulling back and smiling softly down at me. “I would hug you, but I’m dirty.”

I wave him off, as if it’s no biggie, although I don’t mind so much that he’s a bit dirty and sweaty. “What were you doing?” I gesture to the car.

“Changing the oil.”

“There are places you can go,” I inform him with a perfectly straight face, “where you pull into this big garage, and then you leave your car and go into this small room with five-year-old magazines and stale coffee, and the people there will change your oil for you.”

“Or, smart-ass, I can do it myself in my own driveway.”

“Suit yourself.” I shrug.

“Did you sleep okay on the couch?” he asks, changing the subject.

“Yeah, actually, I did. But I could always sleep just about anywhere.”

“Hence the chaise in your office.” He chuckles.

I nod and stuff my hands in my pockets. “I’m sorry that I interrupted your morning. I was just out for a walk and found myself here.”

“I’m glad you did.” He scratches his stomach, and my eyes follow the movement. His abs are just delicious. For being so dark haired, he has little hair on his chest and stomach, but a light trail of hair falls from his navel and disappears into his jeans. He’s also sporting a V in the muscles on his hips that the heroes in my novels would covet.

“Lo?” he asks with a wide grin.

“Yeah?” I drag my eyes up to his again.

“I lost you for a second.”

I blink rapidly and feel heat fill my cheeks. Jesus, get a grip! You’ve seen hot men before, Lauren. “Sorry, my mind wandered.”

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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New Review and Signed Giveaway – SLAMMED by Colleen Hoover

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Today’s stop on #Route69 is in Michigan with my favourite fictional couple, Will and Layken from Slammed by Colleen Hoover, and I’m giving away a signed copy!

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Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she’s losing hope.

Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.

Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.

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Slammed was the very first book I read by Colleen Hoover. I’d finally got back in to reading, and it was Amazon’s suggestion that I buy this new book, along with it’s sequel, Point Of Retreat. So I did. The morning they arrived in the post, I settled down to read. And boy, did I read. In fact I read for six straight hours, devouring both books. I didn’t stop until I turned the very last page on the second book.

So what was it about this author and these books that had me hooked? I have no freaking idea. It was just . . . everything! Colleen Hoover’s writing flows so effortlessly and beautifully that I’m still to this day shocked that it was her debut novel. How do you go from never writing anything, to writing that??? The pull she has with her readers is so strong, and once you’ve read one, you have this insatiable need to read more from her. That is pure talent, and Colleen has in bucket loads.

So as I said, I’d only just started reading again, and I was bingeing on romance novels. I obviously hadn’t even bothered to read the synopsis because I remember getting to the part where Will takes Layken to Club N9NE, and I thought… Poetry??? He’s into poetry??? How freaking lame is that??? I was honestly expecting it to turn into a really cheesy, boring book, and I was ready to give up as soon it happened. But it didn’t. It did the unexpected.

The Slam Poetry was different to anything I’d been forced to read in school. That, I found dull and lifeless. This, I found brought to life with emotion and passion. As did Layken, I found myself getting lost in the words of these young poets, and I learnt a lot about the different characters from them. Especially Will. His poems… Wow. They were definitely something else.

The storyline was ever engaging, and it was impossible to just stop reading. The devastation surrounding Will and Layken’s families was heartbreaking, and I prayed, as the twists and turns appeared, that things would finally start looking up for them. The author certainly takes you on an emotion filled ride with this novel (in fact all of her novels), but she balances it out with a breathtaking romance, fantastic characters, comedic moments, and the heartwarming notion that family doesn’t always mean blood.

It’s been a long time since I read this book, and since then I’ve read and reread every single book Colleen Hoover has written and released. She’s become one of the very few (and I mean 4, or 5) authors who I will read absolutely everything they publish, without even needing to read the synopsis, because I just know that it will blow me away. If you haven’t read these books yet, then what are you waiting for?? Will and Layken are not only my favourite CoHo couple, but my favourite ever fictional couple. And you need to see why.

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SLAMMED #1 – Out Now!
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POINT OF RETREAT #2 – Out Now!
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THIS GIRL #3 – Out Now!
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Up for grabs is one signed copy of SLAMMED. Giveaway is open internationally, and will run for the duration of #Route69. Winner will be announced on September 1st.

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New Review – FAKING IT by Cora Carmack

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Another day, a state to visit on #Route69, and today we are in Philadelphia with Max and Cade from Faking It by Cora Carmack.

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Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.

Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.

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I wasn’t really expecting Cora Carmack to be able to top Losing It, and especially not with good boy Cade, but it’s safe to say that this is my absolute favourite book by Ms. Carmack to date. She has a way with telling a story that brings it to life, and let’s you live within the pages, and that’s exactly what I did as I read it.

Bad boys have always been my thing. Sure, I liked good guy Garrick (though Losing It did have a little smidge of taboo-ness about it), but I really didn’t have high hopes for Cade finding a place in my heart. To be honest I only read Faking It because of how much I loved Losing It. But when I got to have a closer look at him? All bets were off.

Oh boy, oh boy, I was in book boyfriend heaven with Cade! I freaking loved him so much that as soon as I had finished reading, I was begging the author for more. Faking It is the only novel in the series that is told in dual POV, which means yay for getting really up close and personal with Cade, but boo that it means there’s no need for a Cade POV novella. (Well, according to the author anyway, but pfft, what does she know??)

Very few good guys make it through to my book boyfriend collection, but Cade is firmly wedged in there, holding his own, and that is one of the reasons why Faking It is my favourite book from this entire series. The other reasons? The fabulous storyline, the witty banter, the romance, the writing, and the heroine. Max was one kissass heroine!

I really loved her. She was cool, and sassy, and sexy in her own way. She was fun, and fiery, and strong minded, but she also had a bit of a vulnerable side, and I loved exploring everything that made Mackenzie “Max”. Her story had it’s share of emotion, and it was that, along with the humour and heat, that made this one heck of a book, and one I would recommend to everyone, whether you have read Losing It or not. (But you really should read Losing It because it’s flipping hilarious!)

Go buy this book right now, and see for yourself how this good boy, worked his way into my bad boy loving heart. You won’t regret it.

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LOSING IT #1 – Out Now!
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KEEPING HER #1.5 – Out Now!
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FAKING IT #2 – Out Now!
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FINDING IT #3 – Out Now!
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SEEKING HER #3.5 – Out Now!
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Cover Reveal – TAMING RYDER by Nicola Haken

Nicola Haken first gave us a taste of m/m romance in Being Sawyer Knight, and now in the second book in the series, we get to know gay porn star Ryder Richardson. The book will be release in September, but you can see the cover reveal for Taming Ryder right now!

Title: Taming Ryder
Series: Souls of the Knight, #2
Author: Nicola Haken
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: September 2014
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions

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You met Ryder Richardson in Being Sawyer Knight. Now, this is his story.

I’ve done it. I’ve stuck a whopping two fingers up at my parents, I’ve made a name for myself as one of the world’s biggest porn stars and I’ve finally found a family I belong in.

Life is amazing. I get paid to do all my favourite things. Fuck. Party. Travel the world. What’s not to love?

And then he comes along. Mason George – Back Door Studio’s newest exclusive model and the guy who has the potential to either fuck it all up, or take me on the best ride of my life.

~ Ryder

I’m desperate. I’ve got nothing and nobody left. Entering the daunting world of adult entertainment is less of a dream and more of a necessity. Signing as Back Door Studio’s latest model has the ability to either ruin or make me, but I made a vow at my first audition never to let myself regret it.

I continue to question myself each day, but no amount of what’s, why’s or what ifs will change where I am or where I’m heading. Am I strong enough to do this? To embrace it? To enjoy it? I have no idea.

The only thing I’m certain of, is that if anyone can teach me who I’m supposed to be, it’s Ryder Richardson.

~ Mason

“Because the most exciting things in life always happen via the back door”

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“Perfect! You’re getting into the spirit faster than I thought you would.”
“Why’d you say that?”
“I just get the feeling this isn’t your first choice sometimes. The porn I mean.”
Mason’s eyebrows furrowed, his eyes narrowing as he contemplated my words.
“Maybe it’s not. But I chose this, and as with every other job I’ve ever had I will give it my everything. To say I’m doing this because I’ve no other choice, like I’m being forced into it or only doing it because I’m desperate is disrespectful to both the industry and to me.”
“Hey, that’s not what I meant,” I said genuinely, worried I’d offended him.
“Oh I know you didn’t. I just wanted to put it out there, that’s all. I don’t know many people, but of those I do I know they’ll judge me for this when they find out. Too many people assume going into this industry means we’re either damaged, desperate or fucking whores who deserve to be seen as nothing more than a walking fuck hole.”
“Well fuck ‘em. Anyone who doesn’t see you for who you are isn’t worth knowing. We’re all in it for different reasons, and those reasons are no one else’s goddamn business. It’s just a job. A fucking great job, but still a job nonetheless.”
“You really think it’s a great job?”
“Sure I do! I love sex, and I get to fuck hot guys for a living. Who wouldn’t love that?”
“But it’s different, no? I know I’ve only done one scene, but it’s a whole different ballgame than when you’re intimate with someone.”
“I don’t do intimacy, so I wouldn’t know.”
“So, you’ve never had a relationship?”
“No. Not something I’m looking for.”
“You don’t think it’d work? Being in porn?”
“It’s got nothing to do with the porn. A few of the guys are in relationships. Gio’s been with his guy almost a year and they’re still going strong. It’s just not something I want, regardless of the career I’ve chosen.”
“You must get lonely though. We all do. Don’t you hope to find someone you can just… I don’t know, share things with one day? Be there for you?”
“No,” I said curtly, hoping my tone would be enough to stop him probing further.

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BEING SAWYER KNIGHT #1 – Out Now!
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TAMING RYDER #2 – Out September!
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Author of the New Adult/Contemporary novels Missing Pieces, Saving Amy and the Take My Hand series, and m/m erotic romance Souls of the Knight series.

I live in Rochdale, England with my wonderful family and when I’m not playing with my imaginary friends I can usually be found looking after my four adorable (sometimes!) children (six if you include the dogs, seven if you include the hubby!) or stalking gay porn stars!

All in all I’m just an ordinary mum with an addiction to reading about hot book guys, writing about hot book guys, tattoos and Pepsi Max! Oh, and if my kids ever ask… I moonlight as the Pink Power Ranger ;-)

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New Review – SEARCHING FOR SOMEDAY by Jennifer Probst

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For today’s stop on the #Route69 Book Boyfriend Road Trip with The Hot Bed Army (See More HERE), we are visiting no other than New York City, and the home of the Searching For series by Jennifer Probst. Below, you can see my review for the first book in the series, Searching For Someday, and full series buy links.

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Kate has given up on love—at least for herself. She is both blessed and cursed with the ability to sense a romantic connection between two people—a gift that her family passed down for generations. When Kate launches her own matchmaking company, Kinnection, with her two best friends in a cozy New York town, she has to put aside her own romantic disasters to make her business a success.

But when a furious man stalks into her office and accuses her business of being a scam, Kate is given the ultimate challenge to prove herself. Slade puts himself in her hands and asks Kate to find him love. Enraged at his arrogance but stubbornly eager to prove herself, Kate agrees, dedicating herself to the journey of finding him love… only to find herself falling for him along the way.

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Though I’m a huge fan of angst and raw emotion in my books, sometimes, you just need to sit down, relax, and get lost in a romance that will have you smiling, laughing, and swooning your way through the pages. And for me, Searching For Someday was the perfect choice for that.

It’s been a while since I read this book, but I sit here now thinking back on it, and the scenes are playing out in my head like fond memories I’ve shared with friends. A little cheesy, I hear you say? Maybe! But it’s true. Jennifer Probst created characters that feel like family, and leave you wanting to spend even more time with them.

I loved all the girls at matchmaking company, Kinnection, and after finishing the book, I’m so glad to see that Kennedy and Genevieve will get their own stories, but for now let’s focus on Kate. This is her book after all. We see three different sides to Kate throughout this book.

1. The incredibly caring side that we witness (especially) when it comes to her beloved pooch, Robert. (What an unforgettable pet!!)

2. The feisty side that appears when it comes to the deliciously sexy Slade, (Oh boy! But more about him in a minute!) and his sometimes infuriating ways.

3. And the slightly vulnerable side, made apparent when her feelings finally become too hard to ignore.

And the man who had her in such a spin? Slade Montgomery.

That man . . . Like I said above, oh boy! Talk about yummy! He started off as a complete and utter ass, but the more time we got to spend with him, the more my exasperated sighs were replaced by dreamy sighs. I just loved him!!! That man was mighty fine, and though he first comes across as a little stuffy, he has such a great heart. And he can definitely wear a suit well! Swoooon!

I liked the small element of magic in the storyline. This is in no way a paranormal, or any other similar genre; it’s just a fun little twist in a fab romantic story, that helped make it stand out from the crowd. I mean, how many contemporary romance novels do you know where a female character has a magic touch? Because I know of one. This one!

And that ending? Though a little unconventional (at first I was thinking what the heck has she just done???) I did actually really enjoy it’s unique flair, and I found it to be a really cute idea, that had me repeatedly saying, awwwwwwwww!

Searching For Someday really was a fun, fab read, and though this was my first book by Jennifer Probst, it certainly won’t be my last.

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*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

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SEARCHING FOR SOMEDAY #1 – Out Now!
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SEARCHING FOR PERFECT #2 – Out Now!
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SEARCHING FOR BEAUTIFUL #3 – Out May 2015!
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Jennifer Probst is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of both sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her novel, The Marriage Bargain, was the #6 Bestselling Book on Amazon for 2012. Her first children’s book, Buffy and the Carrot, was co-written with her 12 year old niece, and her short story, “A Life Worth Living” chronicles the life of a shelter dog. She makes her home in New York with her sons, husband, two rescue dogs, and a house that never seems to be clean. She loves hearing from all readers! Stop by her website at http://www.jenniferprobst.com for all her upcoming releases, news and street team information.

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New Review – ONE NIGHT: PROMISED by Jodi Ellen Malpas

ONE NIGHT: PROMISED by Jodi Ellen Malpas is now officially LIVE everywhere!! Have you picked up your copy yet?

Title: Promised
Series: One Night #1
Author: Jodi Ellen Malpas
Genre: Erotic
Age: Adult

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Livy notices him the moment he walks into the coffee shop. He’s heart-stoppingly stunning, with a blue-eyed gaze so piercing she’s almost too distracted to take his order. When he walks out the door, she thinks she’ll never see him again. Then she finds the note he left on his napkin . . . signed M.

All he wants is one night to worship her. No feelings, no commitment, nothing but pleasure. Every defense mechanism Livy has adopted during her solitary life is at risk of being obliterated by this confounding man. He’s obnoxious but well-mannered. He’s a gentleman but aloof. He’s passionate but emotionless. Yet the fascination is so powerful, Livy can’t deny him… or herself.

M awakens something in Livy, something deep and addictive that she never knew existed — and that she fears only he can satisfy. But she senses that behind the fast cars, fancy suits, and posh apartment, he’s aching inside. To have him, body and soul, she’ll have to brave his dark secrets. Delving into his world and breaking down his defenses become her obsession – an obsession that could shatter her heart beyond repair…

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I’m a little bit ashamed to admit that I still haven’t read the much loved THIS MAN series by this author yet. I know, I know! I do have them on my bookshelf, and they are on my Summer Reading List because I’m constantly hearing about how great they are, but as of yet, I have no clue about Jesse Ward.

To make up for my JEM downfall, I bought and read ONE NIGHT: PROMISED as soon as it went LIVE in the UK. I mean, how could I not?? Everyone always raves about her previous series, and early readers were practically screaming from the rooftops about this one, so it was a no brainier!

But I think the problem with reading a book by an author that has a very vocal, loyal following is that your expectations can be set too high. And when your expectations are high, it’s easy to be disappointed. And I kind of was with this book. I did enjoy it, don’t get me wrong, but if I’m honest (which I always am when it comes to books) I was hoping for a lot better.

There were moments with certain characters that had me laughing out loud (mostly nan – she was hilarious!), fanning myself (hello, M!), and just generally enjoying myself, but those moments were few and far between, and the storyline as a whole moved at a fairly slow pace, leaving me at times feeling a little bored. But thankfully, I’m a fan of mysteries. If there’s a mystery to be solved, then I thrive to solve it, and M was shrouded in it!

Secrets, secrets, secrets. M keeps quite a few locked away. Who keeps ringing him?? Where does he keep running off to? Why does he keep going there? And what is he doing??? My mind was working a mile a minute because I knew there was something big. It’s all ARC readers were going on about. Being shocked/surprised at the end of the book.

But I seem to have a habit of working things out pretty quickly, and it wasn’t too long before things started clicking together. I got it. By page 145 I knew. I even messaged my friend to see if I was right before deciding I didn’t want to know yet.

(Spoiler free private message)

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This added one heck of a twist to the series, and put together with a few other twists and turns had me very much looking forward to the next book in the series due out November. But until then, I’m going to keep myself busy with Mr. Ward.

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ONE NIGHT: PROMISED #1 – Out Now!
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ONE NIGHT: DENIED #2 – Out November!
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(pre-order unavailable from the US)

ONE NIGHT: (currently untitled) #3 – Out January!
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