e-ARC Review: THE REALITY O by Lisa Burstein

the reality OTitle: The Reality O
Author: Lisa Burstein
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Erotic Comedy
Publication Date: February 23, 2015
Source: eARC via Wordsmith Publicity
Buy Links: Amazon | B & N 

Fifteen Contestants, Twelve Episodes & One Very Big O

When my best friend Allie posted about my need for an inaugural O on a prominent dating website it was meant to be a joke.

A joke she was supposed to delete.

But her post started an internet and media frenzy and, when I was offered fifty thousand dollars to star in my own reality competition show, I had no choice but to say yes.

The Orgasm Virgin was supposed to help me meet a carnal companion who could finally bring me to climax.

Unfortunately, the one person I want to win the undying allegiance of my, well, you know, can’t be in the running at all.

Now in an L.A. mansion with fifteen very persuasive contestants vying for my attention and one undeniably sexy Production Assistant secretly getting it all the word ACTION has a whole new meaning…

Candy Sloane is an erotica author and the fictional creation of Lisa Burstein from the New Adult novel Sneaking Candy. The Orgasm Virgin is her debut novel.

Author’s Note: This book is about sex. There are men kissing women, women kissing women, and men kissing lady parts. It is not meant for readers under eighteen, or my mother.

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e-ARC Review: ONCE UPON A ROSE by Laura Florand

once upon a roseTitle: Once Upon A Rose (La Vie en Rose #1)
Author: Laura Florand
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: January 26, 2015
Source: eARC from the author
Buy Links: Amazon | B & N | Kobo | iTunes | Google

Laura Florand launches her hotly anticipated new series, La Vie en Roses, with ONCE UPON A ROSE! Explore the south of France, a world of heat and fragrance and tales as old as time, through the stories of the five Rosier cousins, and the women who win their hearts. First up? Grumpy, growly, blushing Matt…

She stole his roses.

Fleeing the spotlight, burnt out rock star Layla—“Belle”—Dubois seeks refuge in the south of France. That old, half-forgotten heritage in a valley of roses seems like a good place to soothe a wounded heart. She certainly doesn’t expect the most dangerous threat to her heart to pounce on her as soon as she sets foot on the land.

He wants them back.

Matt didn’t mean to growl at her quite that loudly. But—his roses! She can’t have his roses. Even if she does have all those curls and green eyes and, and, and…what was he growling about again?

Or maybe he just wants her.

When an enemy invades his valley and threatens his home, heart, and livelihood, Matthieu Rosier really knows only one way to defend himself.

It might involve kissing.

And that might be just the start.

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Review: GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers

grave mercyTitle: Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1)
Author: Robin LaFevers
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Publication Date: April 3, 2012
Source: bought physical copy
Buy Links: Amazon | B & N | BAM | Powell’s | IndieBound

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart.
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Flash Giveaway: THE DEAL by Elle Kennedy

Elle Kennedy, author of the Midnight, has forayed into self-publishing with her New Adult series, starting with the first book of the Off-Campus series, THE DEAL.

To celebrate THE DEAL’s book birthday, Elle is giving away one (1) copy of THE DEAL here on the blog. Check the Rafflecopter below and join in.

It’s a great read, you guys. And you wouldn’t want to miss it, especially if you’re already a fan of Elle Kennedy. Look out for my review on Monday. 🙂

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“Waiting On” Wednesday (68): CHASE ME by Tessa Bailey

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.

This week’s spotlight is on:

chase meCHASE ME (Broke and Beautiful #1)

by Tessa Bailey

Release Date: March 17, 2015

College drop-out, Roxy Cumberland, moved to New York with dreams of becoming an actress, but her dwindling bank account is quickly putting the kibosh on that fantasy. To make some quick cash, she signs up to perform singing telegrams. Her first customer is a gorgeous, cocky Manhattan trust-funder if she ever laid eyes on one. And what could be more humiliating than singing an ode to his junk, courtesy of his last one night stand? Maybe the fact that she’s dressed in a giant, pink bunny costume…

After a night out to celebrate winning his last case, lawyer Louis McNally II isn’t prepared for the pounding in his head or the rabbit serenading him from the front door. But the sassy wit and sexy voice of the girl behind the mask intrigues him, and one look at her stunning face—followed by a mind-blowing kiss against his doorjamb—leaves Louis wanting more.

Roxy doesn’t need a spoiled rich boy who’s had everything in life handed to him on a Tiffany platter. But there’s more to Louis than his sexy surface and he’s determined to make Roxy see it…even if it means chasing her all over NYC.

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Excerpt & Giveaway: ONCE AND ALWAYS by Elizabeth Hoyt (as Julia Harper)

 

once and alwaysTitle: Once and Always
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt (as Julia Harper)
Publishing Date: February 24, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Buy Links: Amazon | B & N | BAM | IndieBound | Kobo | iTunes | Google

IS THERE A PROBLEM, OFFICER?

Small town cop Sam West certainly doesn’t mind a routine traffic stop: speeding ticket, stern warning, and sayonara. With a whopper of a blizzard closing in, that’s all he has time for. But the lawbreaker he pulls over is anything but typical. From her mile-long legs to her razor-sharp wit, Maisa Bradley is like nothing Coot Lake, Minnesota, has ever seen . . . and she’s about to take Sam on the ride of his life.

BEING BAD HAS ITS BENEFITS

Whoever said blood is thicker than water probably wasn’t related to a former Russian mobster. But an innocent mix-up and rumors of stolen diamonds soon have the Russian mob taking an unusual interest in the sleepy little town—and Maisa facing heated scrutiny from a certain tall, dark, and handsome deputy. Sam’s dazzling blue eyes beg her to reveal all her secrets, but how much should she tell? Getting snowed in with the sexiest lawman in the frozen north may not be the worst way to decide.

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Interview, Excerpt, & Giveaway: THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE by Lauren Layne

 

the trouble with loveTitle: The Trouble With Love (Sex, Love, & Stiletto #4)
Author: Lauren Layne
Publishing Date: March 3, 2015 (Loveswept)
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Buy Links: Amazon | B & N | iTunes | Kobo

As Lauren Layne’s salacious Sex, Love & Stiletto series returns, a jaded columnist discovers a steamy way to get over an old flame: falling for him all over again.

As Stiletto magazine’s authority on all things breakup-and-heartache, Emma Sinclair writes from personal experience. Five years ago, Emma was Charlotte, North Carolina’s darling debutante and a blushing bride-to-be. Now she’s the ice queen of the Manhattan dating scene. Emma left her sultry Southern drawl behind, but not even her closest friends know that with it she left her heart. Now Emma’s latest article forces her to face her demons—namely, the devilishly sexy guy who ditched her at the altar.

After giving up everything for a pro-soccer career, Alex Cassidy watches his dreams crumble as a knee injury sidelines him for good. Now he’s hanging up his cleats and giving journalism a shot. It’s just a coincidence that he happens to pick a job in the same field, and the same city, as his former fiancée . . . right? But when Emma moves in next door, it’s no accident. It’s research. And Alex can’t help wondering what might have been. Unlike the innocent girl he remembers, this Emma is chic, sophisticated, and assertive—and she wants absolutely nothing to do with him. The trouble is, Alex has never wanted her more.

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Excerpt & Giveaway: CONFESSIONS OF A REFORMED TOM CAT by Daisy Prescott

 

confessions of a reformed tom catTitle: Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat
Author: Daisy Prescott
Publishing Date: February 23, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Romance,
Buy Links: Amazon | B & N | iTunes

I, Thomas Clifford Donnely, am a manwhore.

I’ve been told I’m irresistible to women. Like catnip for a different type of pussy-cat. I guess you could call me a Tom Cat.

This is the story about how I lost my wingman, broke all my own rules, and found myself falling in love.

Tom Donnelly isn’t the marrying kind, or the dating kind. Even after losing his #1 wingman to love, he doesn’t see the point in relationships. When his sister’s best friend returns to Whidbey Island and propositions Donnelly for a one-night stand, he breaks one of his biggest rules—no fooling around with his sisters’ friends. It’s just sex, nothing more. That’s what Tom does and does well.

What happens when “just sex” isn’t enough?

Hailey King is more than a match for Tom’s flirtations. She’s known him most of her life and has heard the rumors about his “skills” for years. When her perfectly planned future falls apart, will the last man she should ever fall for turn out to be more than a one-night stand?

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Sunday Post (52)

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @
Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~. It’s a chance to share News; a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

 

Last Week on the blog

First of all, I’d like to say sorry because I haven’t been able to reply to comments and visit your blogs these past few days, or weeks, actually. My blog is basically running by itself via my pre-scheduled posts because real life is pretty hectic for me lately. I hope I’ll have some time this coming week to talk to you guys again.

In other news, my cousin celebrated her 18th birthday celebration last night and my task was to make an audio-visual presentation for her. And I almost passed out when the program I was using suddenly crashed and I couldn’t open the file I previously saved. Panicking did not even begin to describe what I felt yesterday morning. What programs do you use when you have to create like an AVP or a music video? I was using an old version of ProShow Producer. I hope you can suggest other programs you might know. 🙂

At work, we’ve shortlisted the candidates applying to my position. I really hope we’ll be able to get a really good employee. 🙂

I’m so bad with the posts that I have yet to write. I’ve been behind in some of my reviews so I hope this week I’ll be able to write and post them.

If you have time, check out my other blog, Crack-tastic Confessions. Have a great week, you guys!

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Excerpt & Giveaway: BENEATH THIS INK by Meghan March

 

Beneath this InkTitle: Beneath This Ink (Beneath #2)
Author: Meghan March
Publishing Date: February 12, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Romance,
Buy Links: Amazon | Kobo | iTunes

I’ve always known she was too good for me, but that never stopped me from wanting her.

And then I finally had her for one night.

A night I don’t remember.

I figured I’d blown my shot.

But now she’s walked back into my life, and this time, I have the upper hand. I want my second chance.

Will she be able to see the man beneath this ink?

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