e-ARC Review: THE VIRGIN’S NIGHT OUT by Shiloh Walker

 

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Author: Shiloh Walker
Release Date: April 6, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, romance
Source: e-ARC from publisher via Netgalley
Buy Links: Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords | ARe

Sloane Redding is the shy one, the timid one. The morning of her wedding, she’s dumped by the man she’d thought she’d spend the rest of her life with. Humiliated, she turns tail and runs, leaving Nowhere, Alabama for a job in the city. Sloane sets out to remake herself. She succeeds…on the outside. On the inside? Different story. She still the shy Redding. Still quiet, still more interested in standing on the standlines. But all of that is about to change.

The night before her brother’s wedding, she strolls in the lone bar in Nowhere wearing wicked red and she’s got one goal in mind: to show her ex-fiance just what he lost.

The night before his best friend’s wedding, D.B. “Boone” Cassidy walks into the lone bar in Nowhere, Alabama with one goal in mind. Get wasted. Former military, he’s spent the past few years as a security specialist and all around troubleshooter. It should have been easy to spot the trouble that night…a sexy woman in wicked red. It should have been easy. Yeah, right.

One thing leads to another and his plans to get wasted turn into a night with the sexy woman in red . Boone gets the shock of his life the next day when he shows up at his friend’s wedding to find out he’d just spent the night wrapped around his best friend’s little sister…and that isn’t the only surprise.

Includes a bonus story, Tempt Me.
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Cover Reveal: ALL FOR YOU by Laura Florand

Laura Florand is coming out with a new series! Yes, you’ve read that right. A brand new series! I’m reading the eARC now and you guys are going to love it! But first, let me share with you the simple yet charming book cover of the first in the series, ALL FOR YOU!

 

PARIS HEARTS: A new series from Laura Florand

Three young women trying to make their way in the most romantic city on Earth must learn how to open their hearts to love. 

 

ALL FOR YOU (Paris Hearts Book 1)

RT Magazine calls her works “silky and addictive”, nominating Florand for Best Book of the Year,Publishers Weekly says they’re “decadent”, and Library Journal says they’re as “sexy and flirtatious as… poignant and caring”. Now international bestselling author Laura Florand brings you her sexiest, sweetest romance to date: All for You.

 

Some crushes aren’t meant to be

When her older brother’s best friend left to join the Foreign Legion, eighteen-year-old Célie moved on to make a life for herself as a Paris chocolatier. Now, five years later, the last thing she needs is another man to mess up her happiness.

Let alone the same man.

But five years in the Foreign Legion is a long time for a man to grow up, and a long time to be away from the woman he loves.

Especially when he did it all for her.

Half strangers, more than friends, and maybe, if JossCastel has his way, a second chance…

 

Coming May 5, 2015!

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Sunday Post (57)

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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

I am so full! Full of food, full of friendship, and full of love. This past week, I’ve spent a lot of time dining out with friends and family since I’m nearing my last week here in Manila before my move to Tokyo. I tried my best not to cry so much when it was time to say goodbye but I’ll probably be crying buckets at the airport on Friday.

My cat seems to be recovering well from her spay operation. We’re going back to the vet today for her follow-up check-up. She seems to be forgetting sometimes that she still has an operation wound because she jumped several times and the vet said that as much as possible she shouldn’t be jumping. I did spend a lot of time monitoring her in the house so I am currently behind on my preparations for my departure. On the other hand, I did get some reading done.

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Review: BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater

 

blue lily, lily blueTitle: Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Supernatural
Source: book bought
Buy Links: Amazon | B & NIndiebound | Kobo

There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.

Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.

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Excerpt & Giveaway: FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE by Eloisa James

 

Four NightsTitle: Four Nights with the Duke (Desperate Duchesses #8)
Author: Eloisa James
Publishing Date: March 31, 2015 (from Avon)
Genre: Historical, Romance
Buy Links: Amazon | B & N | iTunes | Kobo

As a young girl, Emilia Gwendolyn Carrington told the annoying future Duke of Pindar that she would marry any man in the world before him-so years later she is horrified to realize that she has nowhere else to turn.

Evander Septimus Brody has his own reasons for agreeing to Mia’s audacious proposal, but there’s one thing he won’t give his inconvenient wife: himself.

Instead, he offers Mia a devil’s bargain… he will spend four nights a year with her. Four nights, and nothing more. And those only when she begs for them.

Which Mia will never do.

Now Vander faces the most crucial challenge of his life: he must seduce his own wife in order to win her heart-and no matter what it takes, this is the one battle he can’t afford to lose.

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“Waiting On” Wednesday (72): ALL PLAYED OUT by Cora Carmack

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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:

all played outALL PLAYED OUT (Rusk University #3)

by Cora Carmack

Release Date: May 12, 2015

First person in her family to go to college? CHECK.
Straight A’s? CHECK.
On track to graduate early? CHECK.
Social life? …..yeah, about that….

With just a few weeks until she graduates, Antonella DeLuca’s beginning to worry that maybe she hasn’t had the full college experience. (Okay… Scratch that. She knows she hasn’t had the full college experience).

So Nell does what a smart, dedicated girl like herself does best. She makes a “to do” list of normal college activities.

Item #1? Hook up with a jock.

Rusk University wide receiver Mateo Torres practically wrote the playbook for normal college living. When he’s not on the field, he excels at partying, girls, and more partying. As long as he keeps things light and easy, it’s impossible to get hurt… again. But something about the quiet, shy, sexy-as-hell Nell gets under his skin, and when he learns about her list, he makes it his mission to help her complete it.

Torres is the definition of confident (And sexy. And wild), and he opens up a side of Nell that she’s never known. But as they begin to check off each crazy, exciting, normal item, Nell finds that her frivolous list leads to something more serious than she bargained for. And while Torres is used to taking risks on the field, he has to decide if he’s willing to take the chance when it’s more than just a game.

Together they will have to decide if what they have is just part of the experiment or a chance at something real.

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e-ARC Review: CRUSHED by Lauren Layne

 

crushedTitle:  Crushed (Redemption #2)
Author: Lauren Layne
Publishing Date: April 14, 2015 (from Loveswept)
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: e-ARC from publisher via Netgalley
Buy Links: Kindle | Nook | iBooks | Kobo | Books-a-Million | GooglePlay

Lauren Layne’s latest novel about the healing power of redemption tells the story of a crush gone wickedly wrong, proving that what you want isn’t always what you need.

Growing up in New York, Michael St. Claire never expected to spend his twenties wearing cowboy boots. But that was before he learned about his real father, a total stranger with a family in Cedar Grove, Texas. Once in the Lone Star State, Michael meets Kristin Bellamy, who is exquisitely refined and everything Michael always thought he wanted in a woman. The only problem is that Kristin is dating Michael’s new half brother, Devon.

Kristin’s mouthy, curvy sister Chloe has always been in love with Devon Patterson. So when Michael offers to help Chloe break up Devon and Kristin, Chloe agrees to a deal that seems too good to be true. Before long, Chloe finally gets her man, only to make a startling discovery: She no longer wants the guy she had to fight for—she wants the one who stood by her side.

After all he and Chloe have been through, Michael swears he’s damaged goods. Can Chloe convince him that love is worth the risk?

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Excerpt: NAUGHTY KING by Michelle Valentine

 

naughtykingTitle: Naughty King (A Sexy Manhattan Fairytale Part One)
Author: Michelle Valentine
Publishing Date: March 17, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Adult, Erotic
Buy Links: Amazon | B & N | Kobo | Google | iTunes

The King Always Gets His Way.

Women, business, pleasure: When I want it, I get it.
I’m never denied.
Including her.
I will break her.
I will show her who the king of this city really is.
The Feisty Princess of Manhattan will learn I am not a man that can be tempted.
No matter how damn bad I want her in my bed.

Book one in a three part erotic romance series from NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Michelle A. Valentine (Rock the Heart, Phenomenal X, Wicked White, Demon at My Door).

Naughty King (A Sexy Manhattan Fairytale: Part One)
Feisty Princess (A Sexy Manhattan Fairytale: Part Two) — Coming Soon
Dirty Royals (A Sexy Manhattan Fairylate: Part Three) — Coming Soon
 

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Sunday Post (56)

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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

It’s less than two weeks before my departure. I’ve taken a leave of absence from work already so I have more time to prepare and have my farewell dinners lined up for the next two weeks. Yesterday, I’ve met my fellow scholars who will be living in Tokyo as well so yay! I’m glad I wouldn’t be completely alone on this new journey.

I was able to do a bit of reading this past week but very minimal. I still had lots of errands to do. I might bring paperbacks with me to Japan, though. Maybe three or four.

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ARC Review: FLIRTING WITH FIRE by Kate Meader

Kate Meader has a brand new series featuring a band of firefighter foster siblings and their blazing hot love interests. Book 1 is soon to be released and you guys would not want to miss this.

Flirting with fireTitle: Flirting with Fire (Hot in Chicago #1)
Author: Kate Meader
Publishing Date: March 24, 2015
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Source: ARC from publisher
Buy Links: Amazon | B & N | iTunes | BAM | IndieBound | Powell’s | Simon & Schuster

The first installment in Hot in Chicago, a brand-new, sizzling series that follows a group of firefighting foster siblings and their blazing hot love interests!

Savvy PR guru Kinsey Taylor has always defined herself by her career, not her gender. That is, until she moved from San Francisco to Chicago to be with her fiancé who thought she wasn’t taking her “job” of supporting him in his high-powered career seriously enough—and promptly dumped her for a more supportive and “feminine” nurse. Now, as the new assistant press secretary to Chicago’s dynamic mayor, she’s determined to keep her eye on the prize: no time to feel inferior because she’s a strong, kick-ass woman, and certainly no time for men.

But that all changes when she meets Luke Almeida, a firefighter as searingly sexy as he is quick-tempered. He’s also the second oldest of the Firefightin’ Dempseys, a family of foster siblings who have committed their lives to the service—if Luke’s antics don’t get him fired first. When Luke goes one step too far and gets into a bar brawl with the Chicago Police Department, Kinsey marches into Luke’s firehouse and lays down the law on orders from the mayor. But at Engine Co. 6, Luke Almeida is the law. And he’s not about to let Kinsey make the rules.

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