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Release Week Blitz & Giveaway: UNTIL YOU by Denise Grover Swank

Posted on May 29, 2017 with No comments




Never settle down. Ever.

     Workaholic Lanie Rogers lives a completely nomadic lifestyle. Her job keeps her on the move, and relationships are a complication she doesn't need. That is, until she meets Mr. Tall, Dark, and Hotness at a pre-wedding party. Complicated? Maybe. But lately, Lanie's life has been missing a little something---and sexy playboy Tyler Norris offers something she definitely can't refuse.

     Tyler has always been a little too popular with women for his own good. Ever since he and his buddies vowed to remain bachelors, Tyler figured he was safe from temptation. Lanie and her gorgeous brown eyes are about to prove him so, so wrong. With one kiss, the heat is intense. After one night, it's pure combustion. It was supposed to be a no-strings fling---until these two commitment-phobes each discover the one undeniable exception to their rule.




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About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese, which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period. Her hobbies include witty (in her own mind) Facebook comments and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.) Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks. She has six children and hasn't lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe

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Review: Good Boy (WAGs #1) by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Posted on May 26, 2017 with No comments


A brand new stand-alone romantic comedy from the bestselling, award-winning team of Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy.

Hosting her brother's wedding for an MVP guest list is the challenge of Jess Canning's life. Already the family screw-up, she can't afford to fail. And nobody (nobody!) can learn of the colossal mistake she made with the best man during a weak moment last spring. It was wrong, and there will not be a repeat. Absolutely not. Even if he is the sexiest thing on two legs.

Blake Riley sees the wedding as fate's gift to him. Jess is the maid of honor and he's the best man? Let the games begin. So what if he's facing a little (fine, a lot) of resistance? He just needs to convince the stubborn blonde that he's really a good boy with a bad rap. Luckily, every professional hockey player knows that you've got to make an effort if you want to score.

But Jess has more pressing issues to deal with than sexy-times with a giant man-child. Such as: Will the ceremony start on time, even though someone got grandma drunk? Does glitter ever belong at a wedding? And is it wrong to murder the best man?

Caution: May cause accidental aspiration of tea or coffee. Do not read in a public place where loud laughter is inappropriate. Contains hot but hilarious hockey players, puppy cuddling and a snarky pair of underwear.




4.5 STARS



Can I just say how much a love the writing collaboration between Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. I loved their M/M HIM series (Him & Us). Ryan Wesley (AKA “Wes) and Jamie Canning were the characters from that series and when I found out that this spin-off series (which can definitely be read as a standalone) was going to feature Blake Riley (one of Wes' hockey teammates and one of my favorite side characters from the HIM series) and Jess Canning (Jamie Canning’s sister), I was so excited! You do get the story of their first “hook-up" in more detail in “US”, but even if you didn’t read the HIM series, it won’t take away from the enjoyment of reading Good Boy.

The book starts out at the wedding of Jamie Canning and Ryan Wesley and Jess is the wedding planner. She’s been going through different jobs like they’re going out of style. While planning her brother’s wedding and all the stress that comes with it, she realizes this isn’t for her. Even though the wedding turns out wonderful, she’s so distraught about letting her family down again. Not only dealing with that, she has to deal with Wes’ Best Man, Blake Riley. That one-time “hook-up” with him is all it can ever be, but every time she looks at him (even when he’s driving her crazy) she can’t help but think about how hot he is or how good the sex was. Blake isn’t giving up on getting another chance to be with Jess. He’ll show her that one time is definitely not enough for the two of them. Jess ends up moving to Toronto (where Blake, Jamie & Wes live) from CA to go to school for what she now knows is the career path for her. Now that they’re in the same city, let the fun times begin…
Blake was hurt big time by his ex five years ago and has had major trust issues ever since. He’s not looking for another relationship and Jess isn’t either. She’s never had a long-term one and she sees Blake as just a fun time. But the more time they spend together, the more those lines get blurred. She sees that there’s so much more to Blake than what you see on the surface. I loved their chemistry together. It’s definitely a hot one!
This book had me hooked from start to finish. Hot scenes, laugh-out-loud lines, lovable characters and an all-around fantastic read, I can definitely recommend this one. I also have to give a “shout-out” to Blake’s mother’s character. You will love her! 









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Publisher: Rennie Road Books / Elle Kennedy, Inc
Pub Date: January 31st, 2017





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Early Review: Silver Silence by Nalini Singh

Posted on May 23, 2017 with No comments

Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that’s exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater bears, brings with him.

 

Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence—her mind clear of all emotion—Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her. That’s what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious…and Silver finds herself in the heart of a powerful bear clan.

 

Her would-be assassin has no idea what their poison has unleashed...



5 STARS

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Singh has super powers! Silver Silence, epicly wonderful! Singh brings a fresh look to the Psy-Changeling series. Season two delves deeper into the characters as they are now untethered by the constraints of silence. We have had the pleasure of meeting Silver as Kaleb’s assistant in past books but she has always been a remote character. Valentin's passion and determination to have Silver take this story to exciting new planes and unmasks the woman beneath. Danger surrounds Silver in this new season, but Valentin will stop at nothing to keep her safe. I can't wait to read more in the Trinity series!








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SILVER SILENCE by Nalini Singh
Excerpt

Laughing at the cubs’ antics, Valentin jogged down the slight incline and waded into what had to be ice-cold water after kicking off his boots and socks. He splashed the cubs, laughed when they splashed him back. Running so they could chase him, he turned abruptly and chased them back, to their unhidden joy.
Silver took a seat on the grass. When the female bear looked her way, she inclined her head in a silent greeting. The bear did the same, then they both watched an alpha bear play with two energetic cubs, his hands holding rough care for their small bodies.
By the time Valentin made his way back to her, he was drenched and his eyes weren’t human in any way. When he spoke, his already deep voice was so low it felt like thunder against her skin. “Couldn’t resist,” he said, pushing back his wet hair with one big hand. “If you weren’t in recovery and if I wasn’t in terror of Nova’s wrath, I’d have invited you. The small monsters wanted to play with you.”
Silver didn’t get to her feet. “Can we stay here a little longer?” It was patent that Valentin had an extremely high tolerance for the cold, but he might want to dry off.
“Sure,” he said, and, moving away several feet, shook off the wet.
Fine droplets settled on the skin of her cheek, but she didn’t flinch at the unintentional tactile contact. She also controlled her urge to reach up and touch the water where it lay against her skin. There was no reason to do that, and Silver was alive because she only did things that were rational.
Settling beside her, Valentin waved at the cubs as their guardian led their tired forms toward a path in the trees that was at the same level as the stream. “Gentler climb,” Valentin told her.
“They seem too exhausted to make it to Denhome.
“It’s all an act—they’re hoping for a ride on their aunt’s back.” His tone held the same fond affection she’d heard when he spoke of Dima. “It’d take more than a few minutes’ play in the water to wipe out those two.”
The cubs had played with Valentin for almost a half hour. “They’re hyperactive?”
“They’re baby bears.”
Silver watched as those baby bears turned toward her and rose up on their back paws, as if in challenge. A stern sound from their caretaker, and they dropped down and scrambled to catch up with her. Their bodies disappeared into the trees as dusk began to turn from orange to shadowy gray.
Beside her, Valentin sprawled out, bracing himself on his elbows. His drenched T-shirt clung to the ridged muscles of his abdomen, pulled tight across his pectoral muscles, shaped itself over his shoulders. His jeans weren’t much better, outlining the raw muscle of his thighs.
Valentin Nikolaev was a man of violent physical strength even in human form. Yet he clearly had iron control over it; when he’d played with the children, they’d displayed zero fear of their alpha.
“You thought about where you’re going to live when you escape the bears who’ve kidnapped you?”
When she raised an eyebrow at him, he grinned. “Fringe netter with his own Internet channel sent out a breaking report last night. Pasha—who obviously needs more work duties—made up a fake account and posted a comment swearing to have seen you being pulled into a black van by six burly bears in bear form.”
“You don’t seem too concerned.” Amber eyes and deep voice, he remained very much a bear in human form.
“Well, according to this ‘eyewitness,’ the getaway driver was in bear form, too. Must’ve been tough for him to steer with one paw since he was drinking a beer at the same time.”
Bears,” Silver said, making Valentin throw his head back and laugh that huge laugh that wrapped around her.


Posted by arrangement with Berkley, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © Nalini Singh, 2017.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I've been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There's no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.


I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I've worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer's mill.





Publisher: Berkley
Pub Date: June 13, 2017

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