Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Traitor (Captive Hearts #2) by Grace Burrowes





The Traitor picks up where The Captive leaves off and we get the story behind Sebastian St. Claire. Burrows had her work cut out for her in turning the despicable St. Claire into a hero that readers could embrace and enjoy. Sebastian does things that are hard to swallow and justify, however it all ends up being explained pretty well. Sebastian is a complicated hero who had to make difficult choices and ends up suffering the consequences. There are lots of people out for revenge and Sebastian has to defend himself often. 

I loved Lady Freddie, Sebastian's aunt, who doesn't hold her tongue and isn't afraid to speak her mind. Milly, Sebastian's love interest is another interesting female character. Stronger and smarter than she is given credit for, Millie ends up being Sebastian's greatest supporter. After everything that Sebastian has endured he is beginning to give up, but after Milly comes into his life he begins to see that there just may be a reason for him to continue to fight and survive. Milly isn't afraid to fight with or for Sebastian and is just what he needs to keep going. 

The Traitor is a well written historical romance with plenty of intrigue, plot twists, and betrayal. This was a great continuation to the Captive Hearts series.

 Happy Reading!
Monlat

**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**

Synopsis:

As a young boy, British-born Sebastian St. Clair was abandoned in France and forced to join the French army in order to survive. 

Now that the war is over, he has returned home to his beloved England, and is determined to live a quiet life as a country gentleman. He believes that his wish is about to come true when he begins to fall for his elderly aunt’s lovely companion, Miss Millicent Danforth. 

But the French are not quite ready to let him go, and they’ve devised a devious plot that could destroy everything that Sebastian holds dear. He will have to use all of his wits if he plans on escaping this scheme with his life…and his love.

Captive Hearts Series

The Captive (Captive Hearts, #1) 
The Traitor (Captive Hearts, #2) 
The Laird (Captive Hearts #3) Due to be released September 2nd

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On sale for 99 cents at Amazon! Grab it quick before it goes back to regular price!

Read the book before the movie comes out in October! I grabbed my copy and will definitely be seeing this one when it comes to the theaters!

Happy Reading!
Monalt


Synopsis:

For successful African-American businesswoman Zoe Reynard, finding the pleasure she wants, the way she wants it, is not worth the risk of losing everything she has: marriage to the man she has loved since childhood, a thriving company, and three wonderful children. But Zoe feels helpless in the grip of an overpowering addiction . . . to sex. Finding a compassionate woman therapist to help her, Zoe finally summons the courage to tell her torrid story, a tale of guilt and desire as shocking as it is compelling. From the sensitive artist with whom she spends stolen hours on rumpled sheets to the rough and violent man who draws her toward destruction, Zoe is a woman desperately searching for fulfillment—and something darker, deeper, and perhaps deadly. As her life spins out of control and her sexual escapades carry her toward a dangerous choice, Zoe is racing against time to uncover the source of her “fatal attraction"—as chilling secrets tumble forth from the recesses of a woman's mind, and perilous temptations lead toward a climax that can threaten her sanity, her marriage . . . and her life.

Strike by Jennifer Ryder ♥ Release Blitz

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Title: Strike (Spark, #3)
Author: Jennifer Ryder
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: August 30, 2014

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Synopsis

Fast. That’s how I like life, especially my two great joys: bikes and women. I’m committed to exclusively riding one, but not the other. Until April. A sexy-arse freelance photographer who’s travelled the world, and doesn’t do long walks on the beach or romantic candlelit dinners. She enjoys running with the bulls and food spicy enough to make your hair fall out. If that weren’t enough to get me hard, she rides a mean mother of a motorcycle. I’ve gotta have a taste of this wildcat.
~Spencer (Jones)

I don’t do fast. Not anymore. I’ve got my career, my independence, and since I fled Spain to come back home I promised myself that I wouldn’t be put second—or third, for that matter—again. Then I meet pretty boy Spencer. He’s smooth, oozing the most potent pheromones probably known to modern science, and he’s making a move on me. One kiss was almost enough for my promise to dissolve. My head says no—my treacherous body screams yes. I’m gonna make Spencer work for it. Make him fight for the chance to have me, because I know that deep down I’m worth it.
~April MacIntyre

Prologue

SPENCER (JONES)

My head pounds, alerting me to the fact that I’m alive. Barely. I run my hand over my bare chest to find a set of fingers clad with rings. The hand tightens, sharp nails scratching my skin as they sweep over my ribs. I shudder with the realisation that she’s still here. That was not part of the plan. Her hand continues over to my hipbone, and curls around my side. I turn to see her face buried in the pillow beside me, a cascade of fiery red curls tangled down her back, a strong contrast to her pale skin. I strain to lift my head off the pillow, and there he is. Ryan. On the far edge of my king-sized bed, face down, bare arse and all. I’m here again. My life on repeat. My liver screams out its hate for me, and my body aches in silent protest. And why the fuck is my arse sore? I wriggle to release myself from her hold. I don’t like them to stay, but Ryan and I were obviously too fucked-up to care. I must’ve passed out, because normally I deal with their exit. I don’t do mornings. I don’t do awkward. I like simple hook-ups, and then “see ya”; No expectations, no complications. This here looks complicated. Walking naked across my bedroom, the floor littered with condom wrappers and clothes, I pick up a rogue black leather shoe and throw it at Ryan’s arse. He chokes on his snore, and stirs. “Hey, what the fuck, man?” He rolls over, thankfully tugging the tangled sheets with him to shield his dick. I don’t need a vision of his giant cock in the back of my head today. “What’s up is that you and Princess Redhead need to leave, buddy. I gotta get to work,” I whisper loudly. Working for Dad today is totally gonna blow. Ryan swings his legs off the bed, and stretches his arms over his head. “Well, you never fail to disappoint, man. Guess I’ll catch ya next time I’m in town.” I take a white crumpled towel that I must have left on the floor yesterday and wrap it around my hips. “That depends, mate. If you’re the reason my arse is sore, then this was the last time. Oh, and you might just get the shit kicked out of you.” He chuckles quietly to himself. “You don’t remember?” He grabs his jeans from the floor in front of him, and slips them on. “Remember what?” Oh no. Ryan did not go there. I’ll kill him. On instinct, my teeth grind against each other, and I breathe out heavily through my nose as I stalk towards him. He holds up a hand. “Relax,” he says, as he juts his chin towards the redhead. “Miss Ginger Sex Fiend over there brought toys.” “Fuck,” I gasp. I’ve seriously gotta lay off the drink. “Now, get outta here. I’ll take care of Ginger.” Ryan winks, and runs his hands through his mussed up sandy-coloured hair. Yeah. I need to get to work.

Spark series-2

Spark (Spark #1)
 
Spike (Spark #2)
 
Strike (Spark, #3)
   
About the Author

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New Adult and erotic romance writer, and author of the Spark series. 


A sexy imagination, a life-long love of books and a sucker for romance, Jennifer Ryder couldn't stifle her creativity any longer.


Writing steamy adult romance has become her new focus. Living on a rural property in New South Wales, Australia, she enjoys the best of city and country.


Her loving husband is ever willing to provide inspiration, and her two young cherubs, and sheep that don't see fences as barriers, keep life more than interesting.


Jennifer placed third in the International Stringybark Erotic Short Fiction Award 2013.


 
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Her Highland Hero by Terry Spear

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  Her Highland Hero
Publication Date: July 1, 2014
Genres: Historical, Romance
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Synopsis

Lady Isobel is a Norman laird’s daughter, living near the Scots border where her father, Lord Pembroke, is trying to keep the peace. But her mother was a Highlander and the man Isobel loves most of all is Laird Marcus McEwan, who has been bringing news of her mother’s people for years. But now Isobel’s father wishes her wed to an English nobleman, who will carry on his title. Isobel will wed no other man but her heart’s desire—and that is one braw Highlander from her mother’s homeland.


Laird Marcus McEwan has loved the feisty lass forever. For years, Marcus has tried to convince Lord Pembroke to allow him to wed his daughter. But the Norman lord will not allow it. Then ambushes and murders make it too dangerous for Marcus to reach a peaceful resolution.



Nothing goes as planned and keeping the lass for his own is fraught with danger, as they try to determine who was behind the killings. Isobel and Marcus will do everything in their power to ensure they are together as they have always vowed they would be.

Excerpt:

"Take me to see Marcus."
"Your father would not permit it. 'Tis too dangerous for you to cross the border to the village, not with the fighting going on, my lady."
She narrowed her eyes at him. "This is all your fault." She didn't mean him personally, but she knew he would not want her wedding the Highlander any more than her father would.
When Lord Wynfield did not deny it, she knew then—her father had given him the order, and he had given word to the men who had escorted Marcus out of the keep.
"How bad is he?" She fought valiantly to keep the tears at bay, to believe he was not wounded badly, and that the man who did this to him would pay with his life.
"He is recovering, so I am told, from the little word that we could get concerning his condition."
"Has father's physician seen to him?" Considering that Marcus was injured on her father's land while being forced to leave the castle through no fault of his own, and now the Scots had retaliated, wouldn't peace come easier if in good faith her father sent his own physician to care for Marcus?
"I have had word that a healer has seen to his injury."
"I want to see him for myself." And she would, no matter the obstacle that stood in her way.
"'Tis not possible, my lady."

She would make it possible, one way or another.


About Terry Spear

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USA Today Bestseller, TERRY SPEAR writes urban fantasy and Highland medieval romance: hot wolves, jaguar shifters, medieval Highlanders and lots more. She also pens young adult paranormal romance. She has over fifty paranormal books to her name, earned Publisher’s Weekly Best Books of the Year, and has been featured in The International Wolf Magazine, Woman’s World and BGS Book Review Magazine. She creates award-winning teddy bears in the heart of Texas and gardens. She retired from USAR after rappelling, mountain climbing, learning water survival, qualifying with a number of firearms, survived the obstacle courses, leadership reaction courses and confidences courses – and knows if she can do it, her characters can overcome any obstacle she puts in their path.

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Impulsively (Dante's Nine MC #3) by Colleen Masters



99 cents today and will go back to $1.99 tomorrow, a good price, but 99 cents is even better! This is book 3 but can be read as a standalone.

Synopsis:

Morals surrender to lust…Hate surrenders to sex… 

Quinn, a good girl with a past tortured by organized crime, is hell-bent on bringing down the two biggest motorcycle clubs in Vegas. The plan is simple—go under cover, seduce a biker, and build a case for the FBI from the inside out, but she never anticipated a complication like Brooks. The damaged bad boy, womanizer, and the newest member of the Dante’s Nine MC has set his sights on her and now it’s game over. 

She knows what’s at stake getting involved with an outlaw…But giving up control and letting him take what he wants, even for just a moment, is worth losing everything. 


This is a STANDALONE Contemporary Romance Novel – No Cliff Hanger – Third book in the Dante’s Nine Motorcycle Club series – Content suitable for adults only, contains violence, and graphic sexual content.

Dante's Nine MC Series

Alphas Unleashed Bundled Set



99 cents Sci-Fi/Paranormal bundle. On sale just for the Labor Day weekend so grab your copy quick!

Description:

5 hot heroes. 4 authors. 4 worlds.
Discover five sexy alpha heroes in four hot adventures. They were each taken, tortured and tormented. These powerful males were held against their will, prisoners of fate. What happens when they escape their captors...and fall in love? Vengeance. Desire. Destiny. Nothing can stop...Alphas Unleashed.

A Warrior’s Heart (Marastin Dow Warriors, #1.1): S.E. Smith

Ben and Aaron Cooper think their luck has ended when the freighter they are on is captured by the Marastin Dow, a terrifying alien species known for their savagery. Instead they discover love with two warriors who capture their hearts. Now, they are in a race to keep the fragile gift they find before it is ripped away from them forever.
**The Marastin Dow have appeared in the Dragon Lords of Valdier series.**


Sealed With A Kiss (A Djinn World Novella): Mina Khan

Rayez, a smoking hot chef and fire djinn in exile, lands himself in deep trouble (at the bottom of a beer bottle) when he tries to help a mysterious beautiful woman.

Selene is pursued and desperate. She’ll do anything to keep her brother safe—including capture a djinn.

While deception brings them together, dangerous enemies make them unlikely allies. Can one wrong lead to two rights and true love?

Drop Dead: Carolyn Jewel

Wallace Jackson has so little magic she expects to be kicked out of her group of street witches being trained to use their gifts and work with demons. No one is more shocked than she is when a powerful demon proves her wrong. And then asks a favor of her.

The demon Palla is a warlord’s enforcer, a stone cold killer. Wallace Jackson is a pacifist witch with a dangerous power. He wants nothing to do with humans until he needs Wallace to help him free his former lover from a living death and release her spirit from unimaginable suffering.

** Dead Drop is set in Carolyn’s My Immortals series world where demons and magic-using humans called the magekind are not quite getting along. Most people have no idea they’re living in what amounts to a magical war-zone.


Chimera Born (The Beginning): by Michele Callahan

Aron of Itara, Forbidden Son, has been a prisoner of fate since before he was born. Captured as a child by the evil Triscani, it’s been centuries since he’s felt the sun on his face or the tenderness of a woman’s touch. Determined to help humanity break the illusive but powerful Itaran Triads’ hold on Earth, Aron escapes with one goal, to find the one man who can help him save humans from an eternal prison. After that, he’ll fight to the death, but he’ll never go back in the cage.

Zoey Williams watched her sister die at the hands of monsters, and no one believed her. She’s spent the last five years using her journalism skills to track aliens, investigate paranormal activity, and hunt for answers. But she got too close to the truth, and now it’s not just monsters hunting her, but her own people. Zoey doesn’t believe she needs a guardian, but once Aron finds her he can’t leave her to the vicious hunters that would turn her to ash or to the power-hungry humans who seek to silence her. In fact, he discovers that he doesn’t want to leave her at all…

Beyond The Veil (The Veil Series, #1) by Pippa DaCosta



This is 99 cents at Amazon today and will go back to $3.50 tomorrow! Yet another paranormal series on my want to read list. It's gotten lots of positive reviews and it's not too far in the series, only 2 books & a novella published, but book 3 is due out in October.

Happy Reading!
Monlat

Synopsis:

“They say I’m half demon, but I like to think of myself as half human, especially as the demons want me dead.”

Charlie Henderson is living a lie. Her real name is Muse and her attempt at a normal life is about to go up in smoke. 

When a half-demon assassin walks into her life, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake, Muse must return to the one man she hoped never to see again and ask for help. The Prince of Greed isn’t known for his charity. The price is high, but the cost could tear her apart. 

Trapped between the malevolent intentions of a Prince of Hell, an assassin with ulterior motives, and her bloodthirsty demon-kin, Muse must embrace the lure of chaos at her core; the demon inside her, in order to survive.

When your ex is the Prince of Greed, you'd better be ready to raise hell.


The Veil Series

All Muse wants is the freedom to live a normal life, but being half demon is not something she can run from. When her attempt at a normal life goes up in smoke, she must come to terms with her half-blood nature and face her demons. 

Demons live among us. They have done since man walked upright. They look like us, talk like us, but it’s an illusion. Their numbers are increasing. No longer content living in the netherworld beyond the veil, where the Princes of Hell battle for supremacy, the demons...

Wings Of Hope (The Veil Series, #0.5) Free at Pippa's website
Darkest Before Dawn (The Veil Series, #3) Due to be released October 30th