Feb 15, 2017

*New Release & Review* Her Touch by Alexa Riley


Eli Strong got out of the military and all he wanted to do was get better. He never expected that the officer he was living with would have a daughter who tested his honor.

Maggie Drummond has been moved around more times than she can count, and starting at a new high school sucks. But when a wounded Marine comes to live with her and her dad, suddenly Maggie figures out what home is.

She’s forbidden fruit, and he’s trying to not to taste… But desire can only be denied for so long. Circumstances keep pulling them back together, and something truly unforeseen happens. Overnight, Eli becomes a guardian and Maggie his ward.

Will Eli keep his hands off Maggie? Will Maggie like it if he doesn’t? Will the two of them break the law because it feels so good? Only one way to find out!

Warning: This book will make you ache in the best way possible! It’s so sweet it’s disgusting, and yet we just can’t stop. It’s a coming-of-age story that’s just what the author ordered. So eat up and enjoy!

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Alexa Riley is two sassy friends who got together and wrote some dirty books. They are both married moms of two who love football, donuts, and obsessed book heroes.
They specialize in insta-love, over-the-top, sweet, and cheesy love stories that don’t take all year to read. If you want something SAFE, short, and always with a happily ever after, then Alexa Riley is for you!
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I received a copy of this story for an honest review.

Alexa Riley stories tend to make me happy with their balance of sugary first loves and steamy steamy steamy encounters (Did I mention steamy?). Her Touch is a wonderful addition to the Alexa Riley universe and I highly recommend it. This quick and easy read left me smiling and I've already re-read it. 

What I Loved: Maggie and Eli quickly became one of my favorite Alexa Riley couples. There's a nice growth to the pairs connection, a slow but steady burn that leads to a raging passionate fire. The pair get a worthy epilogue that was icing on this delicious cupcake. Bonus, there is a secondary romance storyline that just added to the overall enjoyability of the story.

What I Didn't Love: Not much to dislike on this one. Small warning to those who don't like dirty talk... you probably shouldn't be reading an Alexa Riley anyway but this one will definitely make your ears steam.

Favorite Quotes:

"She's like pure sunshine with her warmth and glow, and I'm just a planet revolving around her. She pulls me to her like gravity, and I can't seem to walk away."

"We may be a makeshift family, but we're family all the same. We've got it where it counts the most in our hearts."

"We're all different  pieces that come together and make a beautiful puzzle."

Happy reading.

Feb 9, 2017

*New Release & Review* Paying Daddy's Debt by Alexa Riley

When Ash Carpenter imagines a schoolgirl, the image doesn’t match her. She wears long skirts that are sort of frumpy. Her bulky sweaters hide her shape, and her hair is always in a messy bun. Her tennis shoes are clunky and worn, and there are runs in her thick tights. Her dark-framed glasses hide some of her face…but not all of it. Because he’s caught sight of those ice-blue eyes, and they’ve pierced him to his core.

She walks by his office every day, and finally he's had enough. Ash decides he's tired of waiting and it's time to collect what he's owed. She'll come with him, because there's no other choice. She'll pay her daddy's debt any way Ash sees fit.

Warning: Oh, honey, this is about to get filthy. If your delicate sensibilities can’t handle the dirty, then step aside for those of us who can. It’s quick, but it’s just the right length, if you know what I mean. *slow wink, elbow nudge, goofy snort*

I received a copy of this story for an honest review.

What I Loved: Alexa Riley stories are for romance fans who like guaranteed happy ever afters with big piles of insta-love, magical first time's, a ton of down and dirty, perfect marriages, and beautiful babies. Paying Daddy's Debt successfully sticks to that formula. A quick and easy read, this is a fun little romp worth checking out.

What I Didn't Love: While I enjoyed reading it, Paying Daddy's Debt is not one of my favorite Alexa Riley stories. I would have loved a tad more backstory for both Jasmine and Ash to have felt a stronger connection to them. There was also some potential interesting conflict with a menacing teacher threatening the heroine that was wrapped up too quickly for my taste.

Favorite Quotes:

"This is crazy. More than crazy, but for some reason my heart and body are screaming at me to say yes. Go with this man. He is something to you. Feel it."

"There's an old saying about the devil you know being better than the one you don't. But in our case, I truly am the prince that's come to save her."

"Everything about this man feels comforting. That must be why I'm finding it so easy to go with him. He's yours, a voice whispers in my mind."

Happy reading.

Feb 7, 2017

*Release Blitz* BRYCE by Nana Malone

Title: Bryce (The Player Series Book 1)
Author: Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 7, 2017

Money, power, prestige…failure. Bryce Coulter is The Player.

Don’t call it a come back….Because no one else is. Poised to live up to his legacy, tennis player, Blake Colby, loses it all on one swing. Now, with the pressure on and his future in jeopardy, the last thing he needs is a smart-mouthed, training partner with attitude and a killer swing — or maybe she’s exactly what he needs.

Rich, spoiled and moneyed — seen that, been dragged through the dirt behind that. Tami Ivey, gets enough of the bad boy trust fund kids at work. She doesn’t need it in her sanctuary too. Playing tennis is the only way to connect to the girl she used to be before tragedy struck. The day Bryce Coulter turns up at her court, she turns on that classic attitude. If there’s anything she’s learned it’s how to make a guy run. Except, he’s not running. And maybe she doesn’t want him to....

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Had he scared her away? Had he been too much of a creeper watching her last night? Maybe it came down to the simple reason that she didn’t practice every day. Or, not at the same time every day. She very likely had a job, and depending on what she did for a living, her hours might not be the same every day. Although, he mused, regardless of whatever it was that she did for a living, he was sure that she should be playing tennis.

Why are you so pressed? She’s just a girl.

         No. There was something about her. He just needed the chance to talk to her again. Okay, yes, if he was being totally honest with himself, it was in part because he wanted her, but he also wanted to find out more about her, and why she wasn’t playing the way she should. He couldn’t be the first person who knew about tennis to have seen her play.

         “Where d’you think you’re going, gimpy?” A voice called from behind.

         Bryce turned to see who’d spoken, and a foot shot out, kicking one of his crutches out from under him and sending him sprawling. Fuck. He landed on his bad knee. He writhed as the pain shot from his knee up his quad and down his shin. “Fuck, fuck. Motherfucker.” In the next moment, a man was on top of him with a switchblade in his face. All he could see was the knife, as sour, cigarette-scented breath fouled up his oxygen supply.

         “I want your wallet and your keys,” the asshole demanded. “And if you even think about—”

         But the guy’s words were cut off. His head bobbed forward. Something hit him again on the back of his head and he sagged on top of Bryce. He glanced up. Above them, Tami scowled at the guy, her grip on her mangled racket turning her knuckles white.

About The Author

USA Today Best Seller, Nana Malone's love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she "borrowed" from her cousin. It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, in the meantime Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is. Want to know when the next book is coming? Hit up her Newsletter here. You'll only get updated when there is a new release or a special promotion for her Sexy, Sassy Readers.


Feb 6, 2017

*Release Blitz* HOOKED by Christina Phillips

Title: Hooked(Viking Bastards MC #1)
Author: Christina Phillips
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 6, 2017

I like my sex dirty and disposable. I'm not into commitment or chicks who want more than one night. My brothers and club come first, second and last.

Until she walks into my life. Classy, rich and so out of my league it's crazy. A week together should get her out of my system, but this good girl is so bad when we're all alone and I can't get enough of her.

I don't do forever, but she's hooked me so bad I don't ever want to let her go. Except there's no way a princess can live in my world and I sure as hell won't live in hers...

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 I pull her close, and she winds her arms around me, which makes me almost forget what I was about to say. “What you see is what you get with me.”

“Hmm,” she says as though she doesn’t believe a word. “Big, bad, tough guy on the outside. That’s okay, your secret’s safe with me.”

I snort with laughter. “No secret, Grace.” I like saying her name. “That’s me, inside and out.”

“If you say so.”

“When I get you home, I’ll prove it to you.”

“Do you live far from here?”

With my arm still wrapped around her, I once again make for the door. “Nah. Just a couple of blocks. Won’t take long.”

“Can we pick my luggage up first?”

I pause, hand on doorknob. “Luggage?”

“Yes. From my car. You know, toothbrush and…stuff.” Her cheeks are pink and she gives a little shrug. “If I’m staying the night I need my things.”

“Sure.” My mind fills with the happy vision of Grace in my shower. I pull open the door, keen to get home and put that particular fantasy into action.

Tension vibrates from her as we walk back into the bar. I swagger across the room, ignoring the glances from my brothers and friends, and they soon get the message. Instead of catcalls and jeers, they go back to their business, and Grace gives a relieved sigh as the door swings shut behind us.

“At least it’s stopped raining.” She lowers her umbrella.

“That’s my car, over there.”

I glance across the street and there’s no mistaking which car she’s talking about. It’s a silver Mercedes coupe, and if I don’t warn my brothers the car’s off-limits, it’ll be picked clean by morning.

She opens the trunk and takes out an overnight case, then looks at me expectantly, as though she’s waiting for me to haul out the massive case that takes up the entire space. Is she leaving home or going on vacation?

It’s none of my business, and I don’t know why the question even enters my head.

“You need all this shit for one night?”

“No, but I need a change of clothes.” She frowns as though something’s just occurred to her. “Oh, you mean we’re walking to your house? I thought you’d have your car here. It doesn’t matter, I can make do.”

She goes to shut the trunk, and I hold it open. “I don’t have a car.” Seriously, is she really that clueless? Her surprised glance tells me that yeah, she really is. I haul her case out and slam the trunk.

“There’s really no need.” She waves a finger at her case. “I don’t expect you to carry it along the street. It’s too heavy.”

“The hell it is.” Even if the damn thing were full of bricks I wouldn’t back down now. “You better have some killer underwear in here as payback.”

About The Author
Christina is addicted to good coffee, expensive chocolate and bad boy heroes. She writes on the sizzling side of naughty, and loves bringing her tough biker heroes to their knees (her heroines enjoy this, too ☺ )
Christina is also owned by three gorgeous cats who are convinced the universe revolves around their needs. They are not wrong.

Feb 2, 2017

*Release Blitz* Cowboys & Virgins by Alexa Riley


The title says it all! This bundle includes dirty alpha cowboys, innocent virgins ready to ride, and lots of ridiculous steam to heat up those sweet country nights.

We’ve packaged Lassoing the Virgin Mail-Order Bride, Branding the Virgin, Roping the Virgin, The Wanted Virgin, and The Virgin Cowboy all in one!

If you’ve never saddled up with our boys in Texas, now is your chance! They’re hot, dirty, and wear tight jeans. What’s not to love?

Warning: This bundle doesn’t contain any new material, but it does contain a whole lot of sassy heroines with lots of curves! Get all of our cowboy books in one stop, and binge read your old favorites. Happy trails!

I received a copy of this story for an honest review.

I am a tried and true Alexa Riley fan. Alexa Riley stories are short little explosions of sweet and sexy fun. Completely outrageous and totally over the top, I can't finish an Alexa Riley read without a smile on my face and a blush on my cheeks. 

Cowboys & Virgins is a collection of several previously published stories in a cute, easy to access package. The stories include:
  • Lassoing the Virgin Mail-Order Bride
  • Branding the Virgin
  • Roping the Virgin
  • The Wanted Virgin
  • The Virgin Cowboy
Do you like sexy alpha men dedicated to their women? What about innocent heroines who still pack in tons of sass and smarts? What about love scenes so intense that you'll need a tall drink of water to cool off? Cowboys & Virgins packs all of that in with five great sets of leads who each get their own Happy Ever Afters. This collection was super fun and made me happy so I highly recommend checking it out.

Favorite Quotes:

"Everything she touches falls in love with her, so I make sure to keep her touches just for me."

"I wanted to take it slow and ease her into things. I know I come on too strong, and that could spook her. When I want something I just take it, but this has changed things. There is no taking it slow. I have to stake my claim."

"I ran away from home not knowing what waited for me beyond my small world. But as if fate had guided me, I ended up in the arms of the man I love."

"You sealed your fate the first time you turned those eyes on me and flashed those dimples. You think I'm going somewhere, but I'm not. The only direction I've ever been headed is towards you."

Happy reading.

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Alexa Riley is two sassy friends who got together and wrote some dirty books. They are both married moms of two who love football, donuts, and obsessed book heroes.
They specialize in insta-love, over-the-top, sweet, and cheesy love stories that don’t take all year to read. If you want something SAFE, short, and always with a happily ever after, then Alexa Riley is for you!
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Feb 1, 2017

*Review* Drowning by Marni Mann & Gia Riley

Cover Design: Romantic Book Affairs
Release Date: February 2, 2017
Clay ran from his family, his career. From every dream he ever had. He ran until he crashed.   Andi escaped the screams, the fists. The pain that knocked her down. She ran until she was thrown.   Brought together by a world of darkness and deceit, all they have is each other. Freedom is what they want. Though it comes with a price.   Because the second they stop running, they'll drown.
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About the Authors
Marni Mann:
Bestselling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband and their two dogs, who have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling, or devouring fabulous books.    
Gia Riley:
Author Gia Riley has been in love with writing romance since high school when she took her very first creative writing class. From the small but mighty state of Delaware, she’s a country girl at heart, traveling back to her roots in Pennsylvania as often as she can. She’d rather pick truth than dare, bake than cook, and will always choose coffee over tea. Just like life, her stories always have a mixture of heart and humor. You can connect with Gia on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. She also has a reader group, Gia Riley’s Books, on Facebook. Stop by anytime, she loves hearing from readers!  
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I received a copy of this story for an honest review.

Drowning by Marni Mann and Gia Riley is my first 5 star read of 2017. This devastatingly beautiful tale of two broken souls finding the strength in each other to rebuild their lives and aspirations touched my heart. The story just flowed and I was utterly and completely hooked

Authors Mann and Riley created two separate and excellently unique POV's. I could feel each character's emotions radiate from the page. As fear and pain began to morph into joy and hope for a future together I was transfixed by the leads remarkable journey together. The HEA was wonderfully satisfying.

Do yourself a favor - pick up Drowning. It's an epic journey from heartbreak to happiness.

Favorite Quotes:

"I'll cherish this kiss forever because Adrian sees me with all these cuts and bruises and still wants to know more. He sees the girl beneath the scars and pain, a girl who longs for a better life. A life with choices, happiness, and possibilities."

"You're bigger than your fears."

"Her scars aren't flaws, and there's nothing ugly about them. They are her story, her past. They reveal her fight and her courage. They show how stunning she really is."

Happy reading

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