Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cover Reveal: King of Wall Street by Louise Bay

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Social Butterfly PR is proud to present the Cover for King of Wall Street by Louise Bay

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Synopsis:

AN AMBITIOUS BOMBSHELL IS ABOUT TO BRING THE KING OF WALL STREET TO HIS KNEES.

I keep my two worlds separate.

At work, I’m King of Wall Street. The heaviest hitters in Manhattan come to me to make money. They do whatever I say because I’m always right. I’m shrewd. Exacting. Some say ruthless.

At home, I’m a single dad trying to keep his fourteen year old daughter a kid for as long as possible. If my daughter does what I say, somewhere there’s a snowball surviving in hell. And nothing I say is ever right.

When Harper Jayne starts as a junior researcher at my firm, the barriers between my worlds begin to dissolve. She’s the most infuriating woman I’ve ever worked with.

I don’t like the way she bends over the photocopier—it makes my mouth water.

I hate the way she’s so eager to do a good job—it makes my dick twitch.

And I can’t stand the way she wears her hair up exposing her long neck. It makes me want to strip her naked, bend her over my desk and trail my tongue all over her body.

If my two worlds are going to collide, Harper Jayne will have to learn that I don't just rule the boardroom. I’m in charge of the bedroom, too.


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About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels - the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful and Hopeful and the novella series' The Empire State Series, What the Lightning Sees and Calling Me. The novels and together the series are stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters.
Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There's not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.
Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn't have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Review: Ignite by Rebecca Yarros





In Legacy, Colorado, I buried my father alongside his elite Hotshot team. 
Ten years later, I’ve followed in his footsteps—fighting fires in the mountains of Alaska with my brother.
Amid the flames, nothing ignites me like Avery Claire.
She’s stubborn, strong, sexy as hell, and my best friend. 
She also has no idea that I’m in love with her.
But Colorado is calling me home, needing every Legacy-born firefighter to successfully rebuild our fathers’ team. 
One night will change everything between us, 
But she’s tied to Alaska and my future is in Colorado.
Now I’m torn between what my honor demands, 
And what my heart can’t live without.


4 Stars!

Review by Lisa Kane


River Maldonado is a fire fighter in Alaska. Working along side his brother Bishop, they are carrying on their father's legacy. He lost his life ten years ago, along with his entire crew fighting a fire and the two brothers are determined to live up to his standards. 


"He died with his whole Hotshot team when a fire took our hometown." 


They work hard and they play harder. There is no shortage of women for either of them. But six months with the same woman is their limit. River's heart is taken, only his best friend Avery Claire doesn't seem to have a clue.


Avery Claire had been my best friend since I was eighteen. I'd also been silently in love with her for just as long. 



Avery's life is hard. Ever since her mom dies in a car accident, she's been taking care of her father. He's become nasty and difficult and he drinks way more than he should. He seems to live for his pain pills and treats Avery like dirt. But she stays because her little sister Addy needs her. If she tried to get custody away from her father there is no guarantee she would win and he might take her away out of site. Her relationship with River is her only escape from the hell she is living. She works three jobs and knows she will never get out of this town. 


But things are about to get shaken up when a friend of River and Bishop's is getting the original squad of the Legacy Hotshot Crew rebuilt. Only they can not do it without the two of them joining up. It's a stipulation of the town council.


"It has to be made up primarily of Legacies. Blood of the original team."


The only problem-this squad is out of Colorado. The brothers would have to move-River would have to leave Avery behind. He needs to go to Colorado and follow the dream to be part of his father's legacy, but at the same time how can he leave the only girl he has ever loved? It's about time he told her how he felt for her. 

"Because I get you. I can't leave you. It's never been Bishop keeping me here. It's always been you."


Maybe River can come up with a plan that they can all live with-maybe Avery and her family can come to Colorado with him. He is determined that he can't leave her behind. Can Avery think of her own needs for once? Is she willing to lose River? How can he want her and all her baggage when he can have his pick of women? 


"Nothing mattered before you. No one mattered before you? Do you understand?


Things will not come easily for these two. They will be tested more than once. Can the fire burning between them ignite or will it sizzle out when life knocks them and their dreams of being together down? 


Ignite may be a novella but it is reads as a full length story. It never felt rushed or thrown together. Both characters are likable and their feelings seem genuine-this one is well worth the read! 


"Yeah, well, we don't remember the easily won games, right? The victories we remember are the ones where the outcome came down to the last minute, the overtime."








Cover Reveal: Lessons in Temptation by Chloe Maxx



Title: Lessons in Temptation

Series: Lessons #2

Author: Chloe Maxx

Cover Design & Photography: Pink Ink Designs

Release Date: Oct 17, 2016

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My name is Rebecca Wilson and I’m an awful person.


My life was good.

Or, at least, it was to the outside world.


But…


He was so alluring.


It was only supposed to be one night of fun, then I’d go back home to my boyfriend and new job, never to see him again.


Of course, life had other plans—plans to throw him, along with his little sister, back into my path and tempt me to change my soul forever.







Chloe Maxx was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. She now resides in a small town not far from where she grew up with her husband and two boys. She loves being outdoors, the salty smell of the ocean, relaxing ocean waves, caffeine, and reading any book that has a little romance.




Thursday, July 21, 2016

Cover Reveal: Give Me This by Anna Brooks



Title: Give Me This

Series: It’s Kind Of Personal #5

Author: Anna Brooks

Release Date: Aug 2016

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One truth can explain everything.



Declan Kelly has spent his entire adult life saving people, all the while avoiding any real connections or emotions. He’s already been destroyed once, and after she ruined him, he knows he’ll never love again.



Almost two decades later, Declan moves back home to raise his daughter around his family. He tried to prepare himself for how he would react when he saw Amie, but could never have anticipated just how hard it would be to remain unaffected.



Amie Dotson knew from the moment she lied that Dec wouldn’t forgive her… but she didn’t want him to. Lying was easier than the truth because he would have stayed for her, and she didn’t want him to miss out on his dreams because of her.



Harboring more than one secret, Amie tries to avoid Declan when she discovers he’s back in town, but when he sees the evidence marring her body, she knows he’ll do whatever it takes to remove the fear from her eyes.



When the truth is revealed, can two people finally find the happiness they lost but never forgot?






The same cab company I called this morning is picking me up in ten minutes, so I go outside to wait but come to a halt when I see Declan leaning against his car, looking pissed. Sexy and hot, but pissed. My feet move me to stand in front of him; an involuntary force pulls me to him even though I don’t want to. He doesn’t need me interrupting his happy life.  


His arms are crossed, his ankles are crossed, and his eyes are drilling into me. “Get in the car.”


I lick my lips, and his eyes follow my tongue. “I have a cab on the way.”


“Get in the car, Amie.”


I flinch at his angry tone, and his face softens. “You know I’d never, ever hurt you, honey. I’d fuckin’ rip my own nails off with pliers before I let any harm come to you.”


I know he’d never lay a hand on me in anger. He’s always treated me like a damn princess. “Declan, I—”


“Tell me you know that, Amie.”


My voice softens. “I know that, D.”


“Good.” He straightens again. “You wanna do this here?”


“Do what?”


“I gave you last night. But now you’re going to tell me why the fuck you’re with Larry fucking Foster.”


I hesitate, and he sees it. He always saw everything.


“So again, you wanna do this here, or do you want to get in the car so I can take you back to my place where you can explain it to me?”


Just then, the cab pulls up, and I start to back away from him and head toward the yellow vehicle. I don’t want to tell him. I can’t tell him. I can’t say it out loud because if I do, it shows how pitiful I am. How the person I used to be is nothing but a hollow version of a girl with a broken heart.


“Don’t think about it, Amie. I will throw you over my shoulder if you even try to run away from me again.” 









I'm really pretty boring. I'm a Coastie wife and a mother who loves to write romance. 


I don't have much spare time because my boys have a better social life than I do, and I'm usually busy playing chauffeur or being a cheerleader to one of the many sports they're involved in. 


I was born in Wisconsin but now live on the West Coast.  I'm an animal lover, wannabe Rock Chick, Diet Dr Pepper addict, and stealer of pens. 








Book Tour: Bossman by Vi Keeland


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Blurb
The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression.
I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.
He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.
So I told him to mind his own damn business—his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business—and went back to my miserable date.
When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.
I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room.  Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.
When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.
But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us—telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.
My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.
When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again.
I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?
Then again…
What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?





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Review by Lisa Kane

If I was NASA's next choice to go up in space, they would have to hold up that launch until I was finished reading a book if it was by Vi Keeland. This woman is incapable of writing a bad story. I swear, I always think she can't get any better and then her next one will blow me away. Bossman-no exception here! 

Reese Annelsey is on the date from hell. If her date brings up his mother and one of his bore ass stories about her one more time she's gonna scream. So she does what we've all done. She excuses herself and hides out to call her friend so she can come up with an "emergency" to get out of her date. Only she's overheard talking to her best friend by Chase Parker, who's there on a date himself. He calls her out on her plans. They bicker back and forth and Reese is god smacked by this gorgeous asshat. 

"It's the oldest trick in the book, the emergency phone call. The least you can do is put in a little more effort. It takes two months to get a reservation at this place, and it's not cheap, sweetheart." 
When she returns to her table waiting for her phone to ring, what does Chase do? He and his date just walk right on over to her table and he pretends to be her old friend from middle school. 

"I'm Chase Parker. Reese and I go way back."

"Martin Ward." My date nodded. 
"Martin, mind if we join you? It's been years since Buttercup and I have seen each other. I'd love to catch up. You don't mind, do you?"

 
Gotta love this guy's moves. 

Reese is enjoying the date way more since Chase interrupted it. He spins story after story about their phony childhood. She hates to see it end. 

Knowing nothing about him, she doubts she will see him again. In the mean time she needs to find a job. She's worked in marketing for years at the same cosmetic company, but made a stupid decision and slept with one of her co-workers. Turns out he got himself engaged a couple of days later and she can't work with that lying douche, especially as he is going to be her boss. So it's one dead end interview after another for the next few weeks. On the upside she's just met a nice guy. Bryant. He's cute, polite and treats her like a queen. Only she can't help but compare him to one gorgeous, bossy, snarky guy she met a month ago. 

In a twist of fate, Reese meets Chase again at Bryant's gym (ok, she may have tracked him down on Facebook and knows he trains there) He finds out she is looking for a job and hooks her up with an interview. Guess he forgot to mention it's his cosmetic company. Of course she ends up getting the job and that's when the story just gets juicier by the page. Chase was reluctant to hire her because he wants her and it's just not a good idea. 

"So we're good? I apologize, you accept? You're going to kick ass in the interview and get hired, then I'm going to try to get in your pants, and you're not going to let me."

Chase might be rich, brilliant and gorgeous but he has some heavy baggage. Reese is funny and dorky and fierce and she can hold her own. 

Reese is loving this working for this company and hasn't felt so excited about her job in years. She puts in a ton of hours and it's bringing out the best in her. 

"I find I'm more creative in the evening. Sometimes after I've climbed into bed and shut off the lights, an idea will come to me for something I was trying all day to focus on." 
"I'm very creative when I shut off the lights and slip into bed, too. Maybe we should try that together sometime? Probably produce some amazing results-twice as creative and all." 
I shook my head but smiled, amused. "You're an HR nightmare, aren't you?" 


But like any delicious story, the axe must fall and the angst must begin. Cue the ominous music... Both Reese and Chase face demons from their past. Real, horrible and debilitating ones. Hearts are gonna break, Jack Daniels is going to get guzzled and readers are going to hurt. God, I love a story that puts me through the wringer. Devour this one folks, cause it's a keeper!! 

"Sometimes you don't know what you're missing until you find it."


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EXCERPT
“Sorry, I wasn’t looking where—”
I froze.
The sight of Chase standing there was almost enough to knock me over. I’d secretly hoped to see him, yet never thought I actually would. What are the chances? I did a double take, sure I was seeing things. But it was him all right, in the flesh. And what flesh it is. Standing there shirtless and wet—wearing nothing but a pair of low-slung swim trunks—he had me stuttering. Literally.
“Ch…Ch…Ch—” I couldn’t get the word out.
Of course, Chase didn’t miss a beat. He smirked and leaned in. “You do a cute train impression, Buttercup.”
He remembers me.
I shook my head, attempting to snap myself out of it. But it was no use. He was so tall, and I was so short, I had no choice but to stare at his body. Water trickled down his abs. I was mesmerized watching it speed up and slow down as it crossed the rippled lines of his six-pack. Damn.
I cleared my throat and finally spoke. “Chase.”
I was pretty freaking proud of myself for getting that much out. He had a towel slung around his neck and lifted it to dry off his dripping hair, revealing even more flesh. His pectoral muscles were carved and perfect. And—oh, my God…is that… Holy shit. It is. His nipples were cold and erect, and one of them was….was…pierced.
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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is an attorney and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Best Selling author.  Over the last three years, eleven of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and four on the New York Times Bestseller lists.  

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Standalone novels
The Baller
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Cocky Bastard (co-written with Penelope Ward)

Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

First Thing I See



Other books from Vi Keeland
Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)
Beat

Throb

MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight


Worth the Chance

Worth Forgiving

The Cole Series (2 book serial)
Belong to You

Made for You


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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Release Day Blitz: An Act of Obsession by K.C. Lynn



Title: An Act of Obsession (Acts of Honor Series - Book 3)
Author: KC Lynn
Release Date: July 20, 2016

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Synopsis




She’s beautiful yet scarred beyond repair. 





He’s powerful and lethal, in and out of the ring. 

One act of kindness brought Sophie Parish far more danger than she could have ever imagined. Now she’s on the run, leaving behind her family and the only dream she’s ever had. 

Retired EFC fighter Kolan Slade’s life has been one endless battle after another. He has a dark past with an even darker desire—the only one he’s ever known. 

Until he meets Sophie. 

Intrigued by her raw beauty and the secrets she’s trying to hide, Kolan craves to know who she is and what she’s running from. 

Protecting her becomes his obsession and he’ll sacrifice it all to save her. But in the end her love will have him questioning himself and everything he thought he knew.









4.5 Stars!
Review by  Lisa Kane

There hasn't been a KC Lynn book that I haven't devoured. An Act of Obsession continues the streak of fabulous reads from her. Kolan Slade is Katelyn's brother. He is the heavy weight champion of the EFC world, but over the last year, his life has been hell. Not only was he falsely accused of rape but his sexual preferences that he fulfills at Club Annihilation are public knowledge. He's retired from fighting and just wants to live a quiet life.  Hanging around, working at the Men of Honor Center with the rest of the guys suits his needs. He has more than enough money to keep him comfortable and besides, this town is where Katelyn lives.

"When she decided to open her salon here, I followed, because where she goes I go."

Sophie Parish's life is good. She has a nice place to live, a wonderful family, a great roommate and is dating a guy she really has feelings for-but all that changes in an instant. She comes home one night to find her boyfriend and her roommate in bed together. Dead. Coming after her is a man she knew years ago and defended from being bullied-Daniel. Apparently, when she helped him out he fixated on her and she became the object of his obsession. He brutally slashes her throat with every intention of killing her. She can barely hear sirens in the background as she is fading fast. 

Little did I know, that one act of kindness would bring me a dangerous obsession. 

When she wakes up in the hospital life as she knows it will never be the same. She is horribly disfigured from the attack. But the worst thing is Daniel's escape. He wasn't caught and she knows that she will not be safe, nor will her family. So she leaves all that she knows and loves. Sophie Parish is gone and is replaced by Lia Kay. 

Sophie Parish, the girl who loved life and had a dream to dance forever. I'm now Lia Kay-scarred beyond repair and fearful everything.

Lia lands up in Sunset Bay and gets a job working for Cooper McKay the sheriff in town. Cooper knows something is off with her. No matter how hot it is outside, Lia wears a scarf around her neck. Her mannerisms throw off a vulnerable vibe and he knows something terrible happened to her. He suggests that she join the other girls in their circle for a self defense class. Lia stops by the gym herself to ask about private lessons. And that's how she meets Kolan. Instant chemistry but lots of walls between them. They spend a lot of time together, both at the gym and just hanging around. Kolan knows something serious happened to her but he is so damaged he knows he's not what she needs. Lia has heard all about Kolan's problems in the past year but she isn't afraid of him. But she knows that Daniel will eventually find her and that means she can't stay for long. The thought of her leaving makes Kolan crazy. 

"You better not ever fucking leave without telling me." My heart kicks up at the way his jaw ticks with fury. "I mean it, Lia. Promise me."
 
Secrets have a nasty habit of coming out, especially 
When there's danger involved. Both Kolan and Lia have had to isolate themselves from everyone else because of the damage done to them by others. But can they open themselves up and take the risk that they could be hurt again? Kolan is one gorgeous alpha and there's no way he won't risk everything he has to keep Lia safe. But when he learns the truth and sees how physically scarred she is, and the danger she could bring to his life, will he still want her? 

Sometimes the most selfish thing we can do is to stay with someone. Knowing that if they stay with you, they may be giving up the dreams they have always had, just to be with you. Can you let them go? 

When the dust settles, will they each be able to fill in the cracks of their broken souls? Would being with each other mean they will have to give up their own dreams? Loved this latest installment of the Acts of Honor series! 

I never intended to give her up. It was only nights ago that I was buried in her sweet body, confessing how I would never let anyone take her from me. Yet, here I stand. Alone. 




Excerpt


Reaching my SUV, I place her feet on the ground and cage her against the passenger door, bracing both my hands on either side of her head. “And what about you, Lia?” I ask, dipping my head in close to hers. “Hmm? You know my secrets. What about yours?”



She might not know all of mine but she knows enough.



“What is it you want to know?” she asks, a slight tremble in her voice.



“I want to know who you are and where you came from. But more than anything, I want to know what you’re hiding under that scarf.”



The stark pain that enters her eyes strikes me to my fucking core. “Trust me, you don’t want to see what’s under there. I can’t even bear to look at it myself.”



“Nothing scares me.”



It’s a complete lie. She scares the hell out of me.



A heavy silence descends upon us, her pretty eyes wide and fearful.



“What are you so afraid of?” I ask.



Her breath hitches, emotion shining bright in her gaze. “Everything.”



There’s so much despair in that one word that I want to fucking kill whoever put it there. Unable to resist, I gently drop my forehead on hers, my jaw locking as I restrain myself from doing what I really want to do.



“I’m going to respect your privacy…for now. But one day, you’re going to tell me who made you so afraid. And if they’re still breathing—they won’t be for much longer.”



Her eyes fall closed, lip trembling as she tries to shield her pain from me. “Some secrets, Kolan, are best left unknown.”



“Not between us. The day will come when there will be no more secrets between us.”



Her eyes open, locking with mine, but she remains silent. I press my lips to her forehead then reach for the door handle. “Come on. Let’s go home.”





*****






About the Author

K.C. Lynn is a small town girl living in Western Canada. She married her high school sweetheart and they have four amazing children: two lovely girls and a set of handsome twin boys. It was her love for romance books that gave K.C. the courage to sit down and write her own novel. When she is not in her writing cave, pounding out new characters and stories, she can be found living between the pages of a book, meeting new tattooed, hot alpha males with very big…Hearts.

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