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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

PUCKED OFF by Helena Hunting Release Day: Giveaway


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Pucked Off, an all-new emotional and sexy STANDALONE from Helena Hunting is LIVE!!

Pucked Off by Helena Hunting Genre: Contemporary Romance

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***A Standalone novel in The Pucked Series***

I’m NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance “Romance."
I’m notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I’m a player on and off the ice. I’m the one women with no inhibitions want.
Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don’t know how to be any other way.
I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does. I should cut ties. But she makes it difficult, because she’s the kind of bad I deserve.
At least that’s what I believed until someone from my past gets caught up in my present. She’s all the good things in this world. She lights up my dark.
I shouldn’t want her.
But I do.
I should leave her alone.
But I won’t.

Excerpt:

Armed with my clipboard, I walk down the hall to the waiting room. Lance is impossible to miss. Despite the fact that he’s wearing a sweatshirt and the hood is covering half of his face, he’s more than six feet of broad, hockey-playing man. He’s so wide his shoulders encroach on the chairs on either side, which would explain why no one is sitting next to him. He’s slouched down so his head rests on the back of the chair, and his hands are clasped in his lap, a baseball cap hanging off one knee. His lips, plush and soft—I know since I’ve had them on mine; it might have been a decade ago, but I remember it clearly—are parted. He looks like he’s asleep. I clear my throat. “Lance Romero?” He doesn’t move. Bernadette, the receptionist, gives me a meaningful look. I clear my throat again and call his name a second time. He jolts awake and the hood falls back, exposing his face. It’s not in good shape. He has a black eye and bruises on his left cheek. There’s a fly bandage across one eyebrow. Sadly, he’s still hot. He blinks a few times, yawns, and smacks his lips, his tongue touching the split in the bottom one. His gaze sweeps the room and finally lands on me. Heat explodes in my cheeks and courses through my limbs, warming me from the inside out as he starts at my sneaker-clad feet and roams up over my yoga pants to my company-issued T-shirt before stopping at my face. I can’t look directly at him for more than a couple of seconds. I sincerely hope he doesn’t remember me. I cannot go there and also be professional. I’m sure the smile he gives me has melted many a panty off a slutty bunny. Mine stay right where they’re supposed to, wedged up my ass. I force a polite, professional veneer. “I’m ready for you now.”

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About the Author:

NYT and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She's writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Because It's You (Carolina Rebels #2) by Lindsay Paige Review

Because It's You (Carolina Rebels, #2)Because It's You by Lindsay Paige
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lindsay Paige scored again with BECAUSE IT'S YOU the second book from the Carolina Rebels series. I have been looking forward to hearing Marc Polinski’s and Elizabeth Boyd’s story since the first book, BACK TO ME. The story starts off at the Halloween party from book one and takes place around the same time frame. I loved hearing the story for both Marc’s and Lizzy’s point of views. Both characters are well-developed and complex. They have amazing chemistry and are likeable. They have multiple issues in their past that make their relationship challenging. My heart went out to both characters.

I’m glad Lizzy has Sylvia and Scott. Elizabeth is the widow of Scott’s brother, Roger. She has had a difficult time dealing with his death even though it has been close to six years since he past. Sylvia decides to set her up with Scott’s Carolina Rebels NHL teammate, Marc Polinski. Despite all their issues and secrets, the two start to see each other, eventually healing one another in the process. They are perfect for each other.

I love Marc. He has a huge heart. He had a difficult childhood that still haunts him, although you would never guess it from his typically happy personality. I think it’s great that his friends call him Marco Polo because of his last name. I enjoyed how they always say Marco Polo to each other. Elizabeth is sweet and has carried many burdens. I love how the couple opens-up to one another.

The plot was amazing with tons of interesting twists. BECAUSE IT'S YOU was skillfully written and flowed well. The hockey scenes were credible and exciting. The story was heartfelt. There were unexpected thrilling turns of events. The story had everything you could want in a sports romance. I cannot wait for the next book in the series US AT FIRST. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

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Published February 20th 2017 by Smashwords Edition
ISBN: 139780998195506
Series: Carolina Rebels #2


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Hot on Ice Anthology: Kate Meader Guest Post


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Please welcome IN SKATES TROUBLE, part of HOT ON ICE: A HOCKEY ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY author Kate Meader to Diane’s Book Blog. 

Why I love Sports Romance


There are so many reasons to love sports romance. Muscles, tight shorts, muscles, scruffy beards, muscles … you know the drill.  But how about a few reasons that don’t involve blatant objectification of the perfect male form? Okay, if I must!
1.       There is nothing sexier than talent. Pro athletes are the best at what they do and boy is it hot watching them do it.
2.       Sportsmen have all the traits we admire in a hero: focus, drive, work ethic, and loyalty. When all that is centered on the object of his lusty affections, it can be very dizzying.
3.       Team dynamics. The bro banter, tough ribbing, and team friendships are key to why we love sports romances.
4.       The stakes. Often it’s not just about the success of the romance, but there are intertwined professional goals at play here. Win the game, make the playoffs, take home the trophy. We root for the player while we root for the happy-ever-after.
5.       Sweaty, muscled guys in tip-top- condition. It bears repeating, don’t you think?
In my story in the Hot on Ice anthology, IN SKATES TROUBLE, Ford “Killer” Callaghan is already a Cup winner, but he’s looking for the next big challenge. He didn’t expect to meet it on a darkened balcony when the voice of his hotel room neighbor seduces him utterly and leaves him begging for more. Finding out who she is will put his career, his future, and his heart in danger. But Ford didn’t get to be a champion by quitting when things got hard … and things are about to get very hard indeed!



NOVA (The Renegades #2) by Rebecca Yarros: Giveaway


The only heart he wants is the one he already broke...

NOVA
The Renegades #2
Rebecca Yarros
Releasing February 20th, 2017
Entangled Embrace

The only heart he wants is the one he already broke...

He's Landon Rhodes.

The Renegade they call Nova.

Sinfully gorgeous, broody, tatted-up, professional snowboarder.

Four-time X Games medalist—

Full-time heartbreaker.

They say a girl broke him once—

That's why he's so reckless, so driven, so careless with his conquests.

But I'm that girl.

They can call me his curse all they want.

He and I both know the truth—

He's the one who destroyed me,

And I'm not the sucker who will let that happen again.



***NOVA can be read as a standalone***






Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee, chocolate, and Paleo. She is the author of the Flight & Glory series, which includes Full Measures, the award-winning Eyes Turned Skyward, Beyond What Is Given, and Hallowed Ground. She loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for fifteen years.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying hockey skates for her four sons, sneaking in some guitar time, or watching Brat Pack movies with her two daughters. She lives in Colorado with the hottest Apache pilot ever, their rambunctious gaggle of kids, and an English bulldog who is more stubborn than sweet. They recently adopted their youngest daughter from the foster system, and Rebecca is passionate about helping others do the same.



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First Down by Alexis Noelle and Madison Street Cover Reveal


 


Title: First Down
Authors: Alexis Noelle & Madison Street
Genre: Sports Romance
Release date: April 10, 2017
Cover Design: Cover Me, Darling
Photographer: Lindee Robinson Photography
Model: Jim Wiedenman

Blurb: 

Football is my life. My passion. The only thing that matters. There's one goal: A perfect season. But now, all that’s changed. The feisty little brunette on the sidelines. I watch her. I study her. I want her. She’s my new goal. And it won’t be easy. Not to mention she’s the enemy. We both know being together will stir up a storm. That doesn't change my mind. In fact, knowing there's a challenge only makes me want her more. No matter how hard she fights, I’m going to make her mine.




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(unedited) Excerpt:   

 “What do you want Dawson?” “Ha! So you do know who I am. And here I thought we needed introductions.” My eyes roll. “Everyone knows who you are. I’m not an idiot.” His body reaches me and he completely towers over my short frame. I can’t help but feel a little intimidation but I can’t let him see that. I won’t. “I just want to finish our conversation from before that little interruption. I know you saw me last night. Just admit; you were watching.” His voice deepens as his eyes turn dark, seeping with tease and lust. I gulp, returning his stare and know that I can’t lie my way out of this mess. “You’re right, I did see you last night. I was watching. But, it’s nothing I haven’t seen before. You just caught me off guard. I wasn’t expecting to see that and that’s why I was staring.” His eyes squint, trying to decipher what I just mumbled. Just as his mouth opens, the valet driver returns with my car, pulling up to the curb. “Your car, Miss Andrews.” I step away from Dawson and spin to face the driver. I thank him and walk around the car toward the driver side as the valet holds open the door for me. Just as I’m about to climb inside, Dawson grabs the valet by his jacket and pushes him away and shuts the car door. “Buzz off kid, we’re busy here.” My mouth drops as Dawson sends the driver inside. “Why would you do that? He’s just doing his job.” Dawson snickers, “Please. He’s just trying to score points with you. I could have seen that shit from a mile away.” I shrug, standing against the driver side door. “And what if I wanted him to. That’s none of your business.” He chuckles deep under his breath then inches his head, closer to mine. “Yeah? And I bet you would have been thinking of me instead.” His fingers reach up, grazing my skin, igniting it on fire as the heat from our touch scorches between us. He whispers, “Just admit it Peeps…you want me to --.” My mind snaps out of the trance and I immediately push him away from me. “No, stay away from me.” I open the car door and jump inside, immediately shifting the car into gear. Just as I’m about to pull away, he taps the window and I can hear his voice chime through the glass. He gives me a devilishly handsome and conniving smile. I can’t help but feel excitement and aggravation all at the same time. “You can’t run from me forever. This ain’t over.”

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About the Authors:

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Alexis Noelle lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, and three kids. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She loves being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping. She has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. Alexis believes that you should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something. She also believes that the most important critic is your reader, so she loves to hear from the readers. She wants her fans to be open & talk to her about what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would like to see happen.   

 Follow Alexis:   
 Website: http://www.alexisnoelleauthor.com 
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoralexisnoelle/?hc_ref=SEARCH 
 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7133378.Alexis_Noelle 
 Twitter: https://twitter.com/_alexisnoelle_ 
 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Alexis-Noelle/e/B00KFGVPPS/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1487380040&sr=1-2-ent       

Madison Street Madison began writing at a young age. She would write episodes of her favorite television shows and her passion has grown since. She decided to pursue her dreams and debuted her dark romance suspense novel, Little Things, in June 2014. It was well received by thousands of readers and became a bestseller in Romance Suspense on Amazon. Madison Street was born in New York City and was raised in the Bronx, where she resided until she was 17 years old. After 9/11, Madison joined the United States Navy to serve her country. During the deployments, Madison constantly wrote short stories and she discovered her passion for writing. You will find Madison always on the computer, whether she's on Facebook, designing websites, messing with Photoshop, or writing for her blog.   

Follow Madison: 
 Website: http://madisonstreetbooks.com 
 Facebook: www.facebook.com/madisonstreet 
 Twitter: @madisonstauthor 
 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7536753.Madison_Street 
 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Madison-Street/e/B00KPJ4ZWK

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Prince of Honor by Nancy Gideon: Giveaway


Could the bargain they made to save their lives become their reality?

Turow . . .

Strong, silent man of integrity content to serve his new king as a prince in the turbulent shape-shifter House of Terriot. A tracker and relentless hunter, he’s used to running trails alone until charged with returning a traitor to their mountain top home to face the unforgiving judgment of their clan. Isolated with the bad girl he’s loved forever, the choice between duty and desire has never been more difficult . . . or deadly.

Sylvia . . .

Manipulative schemer or victim caught between a mother’s ambition and a rogue prince’s lust for power? Trust is almost as foreign as the idea of love, but to save herself from certain death, she must risk both on the good man who deserves them . . . from someone worthy. Trapped by the only one who believes in her goodness, she must betray him and run for her life . . . or stay and destroy him with a long hidden truth.

Prince of Honor
House of Terriot (Book 1)
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By Nancy Gideon
Genre: Paranormal | Romance
Release Date: October 21, 2016
Length: 311 Pages



Excerpt

The hunter becomes the prey, a prisoner to his own desire . . .
It was early. Faint daylight crept in through cracks in the curtains, but the room was still quite dark.
Turow couldn’t move. Couldn’t manage more than a quiet moan. His body wouldn’t respond, his mind refusing to engage. A huge weight of sated bliss layered over him, making simple actions impossible. Every breath he took reminded him why.
The covers tossed over his naked body held her unique smell. His tongue still tasted her. But it was what he didn’t feel that finally goaded him into awareness.
Her heat didn’t rest beside him. In fact, the sheet was cold.
Empty.
He tried to sit up but something jerked him down. That something a metal bracelet about his wrist, shackling him to the bed frame. His hazy mind recoiled in surprise. How could she have gotten to the key where it lay a room away in the pocket of his coat?
Alert and now wary, Turow let his senses sharpen before opening his eyes to a sight that scarred him, heart and soul.
Sylvia stood on the other side of their shabby room, dressed in her castoff clothes, her lovely, kiss-bruised lips narrowed, her expression carefully masked. She met his gaze directly, hers betraying nothing.
Because they were not alone.
“The Terriot Princes . . . Holy Hotness. There is so much deliciousness between all them it’s hard not to drool!” – Sara Kate, Goodreads

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Prince of Power (House of Terriot - Book 2)



Prince of Power
House of Terriot (Book 2)
By Nancy Gideon
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Genre: Paranormal | Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2017
Length: 284 Pages

Obsessed with an enemy - the only female to ever walk away from him . . .

Colin . . . Prince in the House of Terriot

Brawny, cynical negotiator for his clan, Colin Terriot sees a move to New Orleans as an escape from a painful past and his reputation as a legendary lover. What he didn't expect was to fall hard for a rival spy, the female who tricked and betrayed him by leaving his bed for his brother's. Now, he now must work with her, up close and personal, as the envoy for her clan. Things are about to heat up.

Determined to have him - even if having him means losing all . . .

Mia . . . Strong-willed Guedry heir

Denied her rightful legacy, Mia Guedry plans to stake her claim over the bodies of those who killed her family. But best laid plans fall before her desire for the one male she can't resist, the one who will never trust her once burned by her necessary deceptions. Saving her Terriot prince from plans already in motion may cost more than her inheritance . . . the price could be her life.


Deadly, Damaged, and Delicious!
Brothers too H.o.T. to Handle!

About Nancy Gideon





Nancy Gideon is the award-winning, bestselling author of 60 romances ranging from historical, regency and series contemporary suspense to paranormal, with a couple of horror screenplays tossed into the mix.  She’s also published under the pen names Dana Ransom, Rosalyn West and Lauren Giddings.  She works full time as a legal assistant in Central Michigan, and when not at the keyboard, feeds a Netflix addiction along with all things fur, fin and fowl. For more information on the author, her books, or the “House of Terriot” and “By Moonlight” series, visit Nancy at the above links.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #127



Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!


For Review:



Breakaway (Playmaker Duet 0.5) by Mignon Mykel
Game Changer: Seattle Steelheads Football (Game On in Seattle #7) by Jami Davenport 
Blade by Avery Flynn (from Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology)After Midnight by Ursula Sinclair (LaVerne Thompson)



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