Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: SAVAGED DREAMS by Jennifer Lyon

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SAVAGED DREAMS (Savaged Illusions Trilogy) by Jennifer Lyon

Publication Date: June 19, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

savaged dreamsGoing away to college gives LIZA GLASNER a chance to escape her painful and dangerous past…or so she thinks. At fourteen years old, she survived an attack by a famous musician. After that, the media, groupies and crazies hounded her with a merciless cruelty that ruined her life. But now she’s thriving—until an internship brings her face to face with the sizzling hot lead singer of a rock band, and she finds herself drawn to the very thing that once destroyed her. Justice is a temptation she can’t resist…and one that could get her killed.

Sexy rock star JUSTICE CADE is determined to take his band, Savaged Illusions, to the top by winning the Court of Rock T.V. show. Tortured by guilt for failing his family, he believes fame is his only path to redemption. But when the fiery college-intern hiding her beauty beneath baggy sweaters and a snarky attitude bursts into his life, Justice is forced to choose between the woman he loves and the stardom he craves. The wrong choice will cost him more than he can bear.

**This is book one in a trilogy and ends on a cliffhanger. However the next two books are being released in July and September so readers won’t be stranded on the cliff for long!

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Excerpt

For a few seconds they stood there watching before she became aware of Justice’s gaze on her. “What?”

“You look beautiful tonight. All damned night, I’ve watched you. Every time you laughed, it jolted straight to my cock. I wanted to yank you against me and kiss the hell out of you, show the entire ship that you’re mine.” He clenched his jaw, his eyes glinting. “I’ve never had this possessiveness over a woman.”

Energy crackled between them, a connection so magnetic she leaned into him. For years, Liza had felt like a burden forced on her aunt and uncle. The outside world judged her without even knowing her. But Justice did know her, and he wanted her. That sensation poured into the loneliest part of Liza, making her feel sexy, worthy and a little bit wary. She wanted to feel this, but not lose her head.

“Lust. This is just lust, right?” She needed something to tell herself, to hold on to. She wasn’t going to throw her life away or become her mom. “It’ll burn itself out.” Not destroy her.

His gaze scorched into hers. “That what it feels like to you? Like a couple orgasms will cure this attraction?” He fingered a lock of her hair. “Or will it whet your appetite for more?”

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Cori 5 Stars

Loved! SAVAGED DREAMS is the first book in Jennifer Lyon’s Savaged Illusions Trilogy, a rock star romance series. There is a prequel novella, SAVAGED SURRENDER, you can grab before this one, but you don’t need to read it before picking up SAVAGED DREAMS. I always enjoy any book I pick up written by Jennifer Lyon, whether she’s writing contemporary romance or paranormal romance she always delivers a great love story. SAVAGED DREAMS is a great love story! I completely fell in love with Justice, the sexy, dirty talking rock star and I was rooting for Liza. Jennifer Lyon brought the heat! The romance was smoking hot and the love story gave me all the feels. There is a bit of a cliffhanger, but not the kind of cliffhanger that makes me want to throw my kindle. The first part of the Trilogy still felt complete. I can’t wait for the next release though. I want more of Justice! I highly recommend this new trilogy for romance lovers looking for a new rock series. I couldn’t put this one down.

*Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Buy Links

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PREQUEL: SAVAGED SURRENDER: A Novella by Jennifer Lyon
Review 4.5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-6V9
Kindle (FREE) http://amzn.to/2dvSCHx

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CHECK OUT THE PLUS ONE CHRONICLES

✦The Plus One Chronicles Boxed Set by Jennifer Lyon http://amzn.to/2dZbzot
✦REVIEWS: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-II
Try book 1 FREE then grab box set if you like it. Box set is cheaper than buying the second two books for $2.99 each.
✦FREE ➢ THE PROPOSITION (THE PLUS ONE CHRONICLES) by Jennifer Lyon http://amzn.to/1wuVxcc

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Giveaway

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About the Author

img_4714Jennifer Lyon is the pseudonym for USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Apodaca. Jen lives in Southern California where she continually plots ways to convince her husband that they should get a dog. After all, they met at the dog pound, fell in love, married and had three wonderful sons. So far, however, she has failed in her doggy endeavor. She consoles herself by pouring her passion into writing books. To date, Jen has published more than fifteen books and novellas, including a fun and sexy mystery series and a variety of contemporary romances under the name Jennifer Apodaca. As Jennifer Lyon she created a dark, sizzling paranormal series, and The Plus Once Chronicles, an emotionally sensual adult contemporary series. Jen’s won numerous awards and had her books translated into multiple languages, but she still hasn’t come up with a way to persuade her husband that they need a dog.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest

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Romance Heroes that would make the Perfect Valentine’s Day Date

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Romance Heroes that would make the Perfect Valentine’s Day Date

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★FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY★

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Winner chooses an ebook or Paperback ($7.99 or under) from our List. Winner will be selected Friday (2/17/17) by 6PM CST. EBOOK or Paperback paid for by Reading in Pajamas.

Note: You can choose any previous of upcoming book by the authors on our list if you haven’t read them. If you have read all of these you can take a rain check for the next release in the series.

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img_6619✦Crossing Hearts (The Cross Creek Series Book 1) by Kimberly Kincaid
Review: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-7NT | Kindle $3.99 http://amzn.to/2ii9DY4

Hunter knows how to romance and take care of his woman!

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img_6620✦NIGHT PLAY (Dark-Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Blog Post: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2cQ | Amazon http://amzn.to/15a2H80 | Amazon Series Link: http://amzn.to/2eZUx7M

Who doesn’t want a sexy man to tell you that you’re beautiful and carry you off like a knight in shining armor? Vane would make the ultimate Valentine’s Day date!

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img_6623✦The Plus One Chronicles Boxed Set by Jennifer Lyon
Kindle http://amzn.to/2dZbzot | REVIEWS: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-II

Try book 1 FREE then grab box set if you like it. Box set is cheaper than buying the second two books for $2.99 each.
✦FREE ➢ THE PROPOSITION (THE PLUS ONE CHRONICLES) by Jennifer Lyon
Kindle: http://amzn.to/1wuVxcc

Sexy billionaire Sloane is one of my picks because he not only protects and takes care of his woman he teachers her to take care of and protect herself. Plus did I mention he’s an ex-UFC fighter? Yum! 

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img_6624✦The Master (The Game Makers Series) by Kresley Cole
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-24a | Kindle http://amzn.to/1wVLU4h

✦THE GAME MAKER SERIES BY KRESLEY COLE
✦Book 1: The Professional ➢ Reviews 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-X3
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✦Book 2: The Master ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-24a
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✦Book 3: The Player ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4Lo
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Any of these Russian brothers would make a great date, but Malcolm is my favorite! Yummy!

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img_6625✦Lothaire (Immortals After Dark Series) by Kresley Cole
Amazon http://amzn.to/1aM2glC | Blog Post: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2pI | Amazon Series Link: http://amzn.to/2kWCbMr

Lothaire literally rips his heart out for his woman! 

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img_6626✦I Want You To Want Me (Rock Star Romance Series) by Erika Kelly
Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2HN | Kindle http://amzn.to/1DTlBuo

These rockstars would all make great dates but Derek is my favorite because he takes care of everyone around him. Plus he’s hot;)

✦Rock Star Romance Series by Erika Kelly✦
✦1. You Really Got Me ➢ Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1Xh | Kindle http://amzn.to/1AbKOnn
✦2. I Want You To Want Me ➢ Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2HN | Kindle http://amzn.to/1DTlBuo
✦3. Take Me Home Tonight ➢ Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4HY | Kindle http://amzn.to/1JFMAN3
✦4. More Than a Feeling (Releasing 4/4/17) ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/2k8iWe9

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img_6627✦Rock Chick Reawakening (1001 Dark Nights Novella) by Kristen Ashley
Review: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-7xV | Kindle $2.99 http://amzn.to/28LIgnL | Amazon Series Link: http://amzn.to/1SPur4w

Marcus! He’s totally sigh worthy! He builds Daisy a castle! A castle! He’s the ultimate bad boy Prince Charming.

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img_6630✦Sinner’s Creed by Kim Jones
Review: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4je | Kindle http://amzn.to/1NMLy4J

Dirk knows about love and sacrifice. He gives everything he has when he falls.

Note: I’d be careful reading reviews before picking up this book. My review is spoiler free but I think a lot of reviews are going to contain spoilers because of the storyline and ending. Spoilers would definitely ruin the reading experience.

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img_6633✦The Beast: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward
Review http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4JB | Kindle http://amzn.to/1KX7Jsj | Amazon Series Link: http://amzn.to/2kHWgSw

Rhage! If you’re a BDB fan you know why he’s a great date. He pampers and spoils his woman. Plus he can tie a cherry stem around his fang using his tongue;)

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img_6637✦The Immortal Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
Amazon http://amzn.to/2lLqsh7 | Amazon Author Page http://amzn.to/2k0jXG4
Blog Post: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-Om

Adam Black! The Dark Fairy! He sacrifices everything when he falls for his woman. I love him!

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Spotlight, Review & Excerpt: SAVAGED SURRENDER: A Novella by Jennifer Lyon

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SAVAGED SURRENDER: A Novella by Jennifer Lyon

Publication Date: October 24, 2016

Synopsis

img_4715Being bad has never been so sexy…

Bad boy Ethan Hunt is sexy, hard and tainted by a past he can’t escape. To make matters worse, good girl Ana Kendall is a wicked temptation impossible to resist. She’s too innocent for him, so he leaves, joining the security team for the world tour of the internationally famous rock band, Savaged Illusions.

Being good has never satisfied…

Since moving in with her dad at fourteen, Ana’s been the perfect daughter, friend, student and employee. But perfection sucks. When her girlfriends cook up a ridiculous scheme to reunite her with the one man she can’t forget, Ana hijacks their plot. It’s time to shed her good girl persona and go after what she wants—Ethan.

Being bad together is deadly…

When Ana bursts back into his life at a concert, Ethan has to make a choice. Consumed by fiery passion, Ana and Ethan surrender to their sensual desires…and unknowingly ignite the rage of an insidious stalker. This time Ethan can’t walk away—Ana’s life, and his heart, are on the line.

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Excerpt

“I think about that kiss,” he admitted.
Her mouth parted, and her tongue darted out to touch the tip to her plump bottom lip. “You do?”
“Yes. And I think about you.” He ran a hand over his head. Did she have to look so damned beautiful and sleek? By most standards, Ana was cute, with her heart-shaped face and tiny stature. But to him, she was gorgeous and untouchable. “But the reality is, I’m still bad for you.”
Her chin notched up. “Bad is what I’m searching for right now. Short-term bad.”
Heat blazed over his skin at the idea of Ana, his sweet girl, wanting to be bad. “Why?”
“I’m tired of being good, of always trying so hard, and worrying that I’m falling short. I’m ready for some fun, but I don’t…” She looked away.
She’d been honest with him right up until now, so why was this hard? Or did she fear him rejecting and hurting her again? Catching her chin, he turned her face to see her expression. “Don’t what?”
Her eyes shimmered with a need that nearly undid him. “I can’t seem to find the guy I want to be bad with. Except for you.”

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Cori 4.5 Stars

I was so excited to get my hands on this book. I loved Jennifer Lyon’s Plus One Chronicles and SAVAGED SURRENDER features two of the secondary characters from that trilogy. It’s also loosely related to her upcoming series the Savaged Illusions Rock Band series. If you haven’t read THE PLUS ONE CHRONICLES I’d recommend reading the trilogy first, but this novella can be read as a standalone. I couldn’t put this novella down. I loved Ethan and Ana together. Ethan was just yummy. I mean a bad-ass fighter that cooks? Ummm yes, please! SAVAGED SURRENDER was a great story with plenty of action and smoking hot romance.  I loved it and can’t wait for the upcoming spin-off series.

*Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Buy Links

Kindle | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

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CHECK OUT THE PLUS ONE CHRONICLES

✦The Plus One Chronicles Boxed Set by Jennifer Lyon for $3.99 http://amzn.to/2dZbzot
✦REVIEWS: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-II
Try book 1 FREE then grab box set if you like it. Box set is cheaper than buying the second two books for $2.99 each.
✦FREE ➢ THE PROPOSITION (THE PLUS ONE CHRONICLES) by Jennifer Lyon
Kindle: http://amzn.to/1wuVxcc
Nook: http://bit.ly/1eMdjJc
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1cjKGbq
iTunes: http://bit.ly/GZRsDz

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About the Author

img_4714Jennifer Lyon is the pseudonym for USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Apodaca. Jen lives in Southern California where she continually plots ways to convince her husband that they should get a dog. After all, they met at the dog pound, fell in love, married and had three wonderful sons. So far, however, she has failed in her doggy endeavor. She consoles herself by pouring her passion into writing books. To date, Jen has published more than fifteen books and novellas, including a fun and sexy mystery series and a variety of contemporary romances under the name Jennifer Apodaca. As Jennifer Lyon she created a dark, sizzling paranormal series, and The Plus Once Chronicles, an emotionally sensual adult contemporary series. Jen’s won numerous awards and had her books translated into multiple languages, but she still hasn’t come up with a way to persuade her husband that they need a dog.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest

Jennifer Lyon’s Blog post about her upcoming Savaged Trilogy

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Favorite Military/ Veteran Romance Books

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Check out our list of 10 series/ books to check out featuring Military/ Veteran heroes. 

Thank you to all the men/ women who have served. 

All gave some. Some gave all. 

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✿Once a Marine Series Book by Jennifer Apodaca✿
✦Book 1: The Baby Bargain ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1euPA78 | Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/s3d0RZ-283
✦Book 2: Her Temporary Hero ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1KznO6H | Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1rm
✦Book 3: Exposing the Heiress ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1eWTGoU | Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2Ry

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✦THE KGI SERIES BY MAYA BANKS ✦
Series Blog Post: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2GV 
✦ Book 1, The Darkest Hour ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dZVOZx 
✦ Book 2, No Place to Run ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/15Uj8Pj 
✦ Book 3, Hidden Away ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17UPIDO 
✦ Book 4, Whispers in the Dark ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18SL5cn 
✦ Book 5, Echoes at Dawn ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17WVWkp 
✦ Book 5.5, Softly at Sunrise (Novella) ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1aovoww
✦Book 6, Shades of Gray ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/15UkVnv 
✦Book 7, Forged in Steele ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/15hXOrx | Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-jh 
✦Book 8, After the Storm ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17i63lF | Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-Sf
✦Book 9, When Day Breaks ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1NE1x5D | Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1nX 
✦Book 10, Darkest Before Dawn ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1H6iNii | Review 3 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3dV 
✦Book 11, Brighter Than the Sun ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/2iMoxqz | Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-896
✦Book 12: Wherever You Are (Releasing 12/05/17) ➢ Kindle $7.99 http://amzn.to/2pBaHLP

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✿The Hard Ink Series by Laura Kaye✿
Amazon Series link: http://amzn.to/1PZd7fe
✦Book 1: Hard As It Gets ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/13UC9GX | Review 4 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-QY
✦Book 2: Hard As You Can ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1cWiyvV | Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-138
✦Novella: Hard To Hold On To ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1JqQlY7 | Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1wB
✦Book 3: Hard To Come By ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1Gg7shN | Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1Ox
✦NOVELLA: Hard To Be Good ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1FumL2i
✦Book 4: Hard to Let Go ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1SVE3gb | Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2Fl

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✿K-9 Rescue Series by D.D. Ayres✿
1. Irresistible Force ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1fR3fFA | Review http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1xy
2. Force of Attraction ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1a6VvgJ | Review http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2fW
3. Primal Force ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1Eu8Ldn | Review http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2WP

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✿Red Team Series by Elaine Levine✿
Amazon http://amzn.to/1Dck86s | B&N http://bit.ly/1zTn5GA | Kobo http://bit.ly/1Ghfwyt | iBooks http://apple.co/1FvZMVp
1. The Edge of Courage
2. Shattered Valor
3. Honor Unraveled ➢ Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-Fa
3.5. Kit & Ivy ➢ Review 4 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-16A
4. Twisted Mercy ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1FC
4.5. Ty & Eden ➢ Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2b2
5. Assassin’s Promise ➢ Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-36T
6. War Bringer ➢ Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-53E

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✿The Night Stalkers Series by M.L. Buchman http://amzn.to/1NKexoG | Review http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-41b

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✿Killer Instinct Series by Elle Kennedy http://amzn.to/1NKej0D | Review http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3QS

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✿EXTREME HONOR (True Heroes #1) by Piper J. Drake http://amzn.to/1Jtfcds | Review http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3JY

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✿Elite Ops Series by Lora Leigh http://amzn.to/1TSnSCu

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✿Tempting Navy SEALs Series by by Lora Leigh http://amzn.to/1TSo9FA

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Spotlight, Review & Giveaway: Blood Magic: A Wing Slayer Hunter Novel by Jennifer Lyon

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Blood Magic: A Wing Slayer Hunter Novel by Jennifer Lyon

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publication Date: October 5, 2015

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imageA dangerous curse…

Axel Locke is the sinfully sexy leader of the Wing Slayer Hunters–a group of supernatural witch hunters who have vowed to never give into the curse driving them to slaughter innocent witches. But when his little sister is death-cursed by a demon witch, Axel will stop at nothing to save her. He rescues a beautiful witch from a killer, intending to force her to magically cure his sister. The only problem? She has no idea what she is.

A deadly passion…

Darcy McAllister grew up knowing she was different, but she never imagined she’s a witch. With the life of a child at stake, she agrees to work with the hot, compelling hunter to gain control over her newfound powers. But an irresistible attraction crackles between them, creating a dangerous dilemma—can Darcy trust the man hexed to crave her blood to satisfy her aching desire?

Will their forbidden love destroy them?

As Darcy and Axel race against the clock, their explosive passion deepens to a fiery love. But when Darcy attempts to heal his sister makes her a target for a demon’s revenge, Axel will sacrifice anything, including his immortal soul, to save her.

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Love this series! It’s been fun doing a reread and reconnecting with all my favorite characters. Axel started my Wing Slayer obsession! I want everyone else to read the book and understand my obsession. The Wing Slayer series is a hot paranormal romance series with protective alpha males and their witches. I’m so excited Jennifer Lyon picked up the series again and decided to self publish it. If you’re a fan of the series you can tell all your friends about the re-release! They’re cheaper and have all new covers. I’ve been gifting copies of book 1 to friends because it’s only $0.99 (update it’s now free). New books are releasing as well so fans can read the stories they’ve been waiting for. It’s awesome! I sound fangirlish in this review but it’s fangirl worthy. Trust me! Go get them!

*Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Kindle: http://amzn.to/1g2hPtY
B&N: http://bit.ly/1JWREww
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1Xves0D
iBooks: http://apple.co/1hLAfjT

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Book 1 BLOOD MAGIC
Book 2 SOUL MAGIC
Book 3 NIGHT MAGIC
Book 4 SINFUL MAGIC
Novella (Book 4.5) FORBIDDEN MAGIC
Book 5 CAGED MAGIC Review 5 Stars
Book 6 PRIMAL MAGIC to be announced (Eli’s and Savina’s story)
Book 7 FALLEN MAGIC to be announced (Ram and Ginny’s story)

Wing Slayer Series by Jennifer Lyon
Amazon Series Link
Additional Store Links & Series info

Goodreads Series Link

Wing Slayer Series by Jennifer Lyon (Meet the Hunters/ Character Information)

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EBOOK COPY of Blood Magic by Jennifer Lyon

Enter on our Facebook Post HERE

Winner will be announced on our Facebook page today (10/20) by 5PM CDT. Ebook will be gifted from Amazon or B&N and paid for by Reading in Pajamas.

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imageJennifer Lyon, who also writes as Jennifer Apodaca, lives in Southern California where she continually plots ways to convince her husband that they should get a dog. After all, they met at the dog pound, fell in love, married and had three wonderful sons. So far, however, she has failed in her doggy endeavor. She consoles herself by pouring her passion into writing books. To date, Jen has published more than fifteen books and novellas, including a fun and sexy mystery series and a variety of contemporary romances under the name Jennifer Apodaca. As Jennifer Lyon she created a dark, sizzling paranormal series, and The Plus Once Chronicles, an emotionally sensual adult contemporary series. Jen’s won numerous awards and had her books translated into multiple languages, but she still hasn’t come up with a way to persuade her husband that they need a dog.

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Rockin’ Reads Giveaway Hop 2015

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Everyone needs a Rockin’ Read! Stop by Sept 23rd to 30th and find out which reads have rocked 2015 for us! We chose 8 books we loved and stuck with us. Assassins, Rock Stars, Bikers, Dragons, Hunters, Vampires/ Angels and Military Heroes! Check them out and be sure to enter the giveaway below. There will be a giveaway on each blog stop so don’t forget to visit them all! -Cori 

Link to Hop Main Post

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$10 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

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image imageStrong Enough (Tall, Dark and Dangerous) by M. Leighton

I’m obsessed with Jasper and I’m obsessed with the rest of the special ops guys that will be getting their own books later. M. Leighton will rip your heart out, shred it and then sew it back up and hand it back to you all repaired by the end of the book. Jasper and Muse’s book is an emotional, beautiful and scorching hot love story. This is a standalone book and each book in the Tall, Dark and Dangerous series will be about a different member of a special ops team. I recommend you grab a copy of Strong Enough and fall in love with Jasper. Book 2 releases soon and I loved it even more!

5 Star Review | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

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imageI Want You To Want Me by Erika Kelly

I adored this book! I Want You To Want Me was the perfect mix of emotional, fun and hot romance. It’s a rock star romance with a HEA ending. This is the second book in Erika Kelly’s Rock Star Romance Series, but each book can be read as a standalone. They each feature a band mate. I recommend both books. They’re beautiful love stories that will stick with you long after you close the books. Erika Kelly is an author to watch and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next.

5 Star Review | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

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imageRide Steady: Chaos Series by Kristen Ashley

I LOVED this book! Loved it! Ride Steady is book 3 in Kristen Ashley’s Chaos Series. Each book can be read as a standalone but if you’d like to read them in order I’d actually start with Motorcycle Man which is the last book in the Dream Man Series and then read the Chaos Series. I love Kristen Ashley’s writing style and her books always make me feel great. They are books I pick up if I need an escape and want a book I know I’m going to enjoy and have fun reading. Ride Steady is Joker’s book and Kristen Ashley made me fall in love with him. It’s a beautiful love story and I experienced a full range of emotions reading it. I can’t say enough good things about it.  Grab it, then devour it and fall in love with Joker!

5 Star Review | Amazon | B&N | Kobo 

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imageDragonbane (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m a huge Dark-Hunter fan and I’m so excited about the new twists in the series storyline. Dragonbane is Max’s story and if you’re a fan of the series you know he’s remained a bit of mystery. We get all the details in his book and we get more dragons! Max and Seraphina’s story is full of heartbreak, danger, mystery and hot romance. If you’re a fan of the series you will love Dragonbane and if you’re new to the series I would recommend you start at the beginning to fully enjoy it. Each book has a HEA ending for different couples but the series needs to be read in order to fully appreciate the characters and series plot. The Dark-Hunter series keeps getting better and no one weaves a story like Sherrilyn Kenyon.

5 Star Review | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

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imageCAGED MAGIC: A Wing Slayer Novel by Jennifer Lyon

When Jennifer Lyon announced that she was going to write Linc’s book to say I was excited would be an understatement. I ‘girly squeeled’ and then went to Facebook and Twitter and told everyone they needed to read this series if they hadn’t read it. It’s one of those series I tell everyone they should read because I just love it so much and I obsessed with characters. The Wing Slayer series is a hot paranormal romance series with swoon-worthy protective alpha males and their witches. I’m so happy Jennifer Lyon has picked up the series again and decided to self publish it. The series will be rele-releasing next month so if you’re new you’ll have a chance to start at the beginning.

5 Star Review | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks | Amazon Series Link

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image imageToo Hard to Handle – Black Knights Inc by Julie Ann Walker

Granted I love the smoking hot romance and the natural chemistry of the couple but you add the danger and covert ops surrounding it and you have a winner in my book. Black Knights Inc is one of my favorite series because of how the group interacts with each other. Their lighthearted banter amidst the danger just feels natural, like they’ve been together for a long time and seen it all. I get a feeling that I am a part of them and that belonging stays with me long after the book is done.

5 Star Review | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks 

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imageEven Vampires Get the Blues: Deadly Angels Series by Sandra Hill

This offbeat paranormal romance series got me from the start. Viking-Vampire-Angels, how can you get better than that! I love how they all work and live together effortlessly as a group. They have me laughing one minute and sighing the next, all while the battles rage on around them. Even the bad guys are fun to read as they have their own group dynamic. The fighting can be intense and some heartfelt moments will grab a hold of you but the romance is smoking hot and so much fun.

5 Star Review | Amazon | B&N | Kobo

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imageHard to Let Go: A Hard Ink Novel by Laura Kaye

This Hard Ink group works so well together despite their different personalities. I love their rough edges but heartfelt caring all the while hell rains on them and they cope with a wise-cracking teamwork. I feel like I know them and care about each and every one. This installment was a wild ride and the romance was so darn hot that I had to fan myself. This book held me tight in its grip long after I was done reading….literally, for days.

5 Star ReviewAmazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

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Blog Tour, Review & Guest Post: Exposing the Heiress (A Once a Marine Novel) by Jennifer Apodaca

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Exposing the Heiress

(A Once a Marine Novel, Book 3)

by Jennifer Apodaca

 

Publication Date: August 4, 2015

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Jennifer Apodaca

Thank you to Cori and Donna for having me here on Reading in Pajamas. It’s been a wild summer with releasing two books and sticking a trip to New York in between those events. In case anyone is wondering, I’m a California girl, and I tend to stick close to home and write. So when I have to travel…that requires, you know, pulling out my adult, professional clothes. And hoping they still fit! I may have a well-documented weakness for wine and chocolate <g>.

But today I’m here to talk about my latest release Exposing the Heiress. I’ve loved Hunter Reece, the hero, right from the beginning. I mean what’s not to love? He’s former military, sizzling hot, protective, a little tortured, has a kind heart…and he sculpts. Nothing hotter that a tatted up bad boy type who sculpts, am I right?

The one who surprised me is Alyssa Brooks, the heroine. When I first pitched the book, I knew she was an heiress who was so much more than the media had made her out to be. And yet, I really didn’t see Alyssa and I being friends. Then I started writing and by the end of the first chapter, I adored her and wanted to hang out sometime. Of course, it’d look pretty strange if I went to coffee with a fictional character who lives in my head, and now on the pages of a book, LOL!

What I loved about Alyssa is that she’s been through some tough times, forced to make a hard choice (one I’m not sure I’d have the courage to make myself), yet she’s not jaded or cruel. And when she realizes the hero needs her as much as she needs him, she puts her heart on the line for him.

What heroines have you met in a book that you’d like to hang out with in real life?

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Comment and answer the question above to win an EBOOK copy of Exposing The Heiress by Jennifer Apodaca.

****WINNER IS RACHEL SALZANO****

We’ll select a winner tomorrow (8/15) by 5PM Central. EBOOK will be gifted from Amazon or B&N and paid for by Reading in Pajamas.

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When wealthy heiress Alyssa Brooks finds out her stepfather has been paying her fiancé to marry her, she’s humiliated and betrayed. She quickly breaks the engagement, only to be blackmailed by her now ex-fiancé, who threatens both Alyssa and the son she gave up for adoption. With nowhere to go, she turns to the one man she can trust.

Former Marine sniper Hunter Reece’s lethal skills could save Alyssa’s life. But his little sister’s best friend has turned into a woman, who is an irresistible mix of secrets and sexiness. And while Hunter can trust himself to protect her, he can’t trust himself to keep his attraction hidden…or even pretend to be the man that Alyssa remembers.

Because the only way to keep the lovely heiress safe is to become the one thing he knows she could never love…a killer.

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 I know when I pick up a book written by Jennifer Apodaca (Jennifer Lyon) it’s going to be good. Exposing the Heiress was great! The Once a Marine Series features a different former marine and a woman in need of protection in each book. Alyssa turns to her friend’s brother Hunter for protection when she finds herself in danger. I loved Hunter and Alyssa together! I wasn’t sure I was going to like Alyssa at first but Jennifer Apodaca creates heroines that are both strong and vulnerable. The reader falls in love with the hero and roots for the heroine. Exposing the Heiress was an emotional and sexy romance that captured my attention and held on to it. I recommend this book and this series for romance lovers looking for hot romance with protective alpha males. I love this series!

*Review copy provided  by Entangled in exchange for an honest review.

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✦Book 1: The Baby BargainKindle | B&N | Kobo | Review 5 Stars

✦Book 2: Her Temporary HeroKindle | B&N | Kobo | Review 5 Stars

✦Book 3: Exposing the Heiress ➢  Kindle | B&N | Kobo

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imageAward winning author Jennifer Apodaca grew up in Southern California and met her very own hero at the dog pound. She worked there, he came in on business, and it was puppy love. They married and had three wonderful sons.

While her husband worked on his master’s degree, Jen did the mom thing by day and went to college at night with the intention of pursuing a marketing degree. But her true passion was writing. With time at a premium, she had to make a choice.

Choosing writing, and with the full support of her husband, she poured herself into her dream. A mere eight years later, she published her first book DATING CAN BE MURDER. In her career, Jen has written a fun and sexy mystery series and a variety of contemporary romances. Taking the pen name of Jennifer Lyon, she also created a dark, sizzling paranormal series, and most recently, The Plus One Chronicles, an emotional and sexy adult contemporary series.

Jen has achieved many of her dreams except for attaining a self-cleaning house, a latte delivery service, and finding the holy grail of nonfattening wine and chocolate. She can live with those disappointments as long as she can keep writing the stories she loves to share with readers.

Website * Twitter * Facebook * Goodreads

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Pump Up Your Book Presents Exposing the Heiress Virtual Book Publicity Tour! 

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CAGED MAGIC: A Wing Slayer Novel by Jennifer Lyon ~ Blog Tour, Review, Guest Post & Giveaway

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Or Why I Continued the Wing Slayer Hunter Series
Jennifer Lyon

I’m thrilled to be here today! Thanks so much to Cori and Reading in Pajamas for having me on the blog! Okay let’s talk about breaking up. You know that boyfriend that causes you so much pain you decide to break up, but then can’t do it? Or maybe you leave a few times but keep coming back?

That’s me and Linc Dillinger, the hero of Caged Magic, book 5 in the Wing Slayer Hunter Series. This guy was breaking my heart, ripping it up in shreds and I had to end things to save myself. First the publisher dropped the series, then another publisher contacted me with interest but after waiting for-freaking-ever the offer wasn’t one I could accept. At that point, I was done.

I explained it the best I could, “Linc, I can’t write your story.”

Linc stared me down with his light brown eyes in that too handsome face. “Too late, you started the story, in fact you wrote almost half of it then you bailed. Unacceptable Lyon. And worse, you left my heroine, Risa, in serious trouble and her baby girl is missing. Get your butt in the chair and finish the story. We’re going to find that baby and I will save Risa. Make. It. Happen.”

Dang he’s stubborn and like a fool, I kept explaining, “I can’t. I have deadlines on contracts and other books to write to pay the bills.” I mean that’s reality, right? It didn’t matter how much I love this series about witches and hunters fighting a pervasive evil, or that they love one another with a fierce passion. I had to face the facts and let the series go.

And yet the second I fulfilled my contractual obligations, I pulled up Linc’s book, started reading…and didn’t stop until I finished writing the book.

In the beginning of the story, Linc and Risa need each other – he needs her to break his curse, and she needs him to find her missing baby. But together, they discover a love so powerful, Linc wouldn’t rest until the story was told and he won Risa’s heart. He not only fought the bad guys in the book, he fought me tooth and nail, refusing to let me give up. That kind of love should be rewarded with a happy ending and I hope I gave Linc and Risa the story they deserved.

So now you know why I couldn’t break up with Linc and Risa in Caged Magic. But how about you as a reader? Have you ever tried to break up with a series you’re reading, but just couldn’t do it?

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CAGED MAGIC: A Wing Slayer Novel by Jennifer Lyon

Publication Date: July 20, 2015

Paranormal Romance

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imageRisa Faden is a witch whose ultra-powerful shield magic is slowly breaking her mind. But when her beloved goddaughter is snatched by a demon, she’ll risk anything to rescue the baby—including lying to the handsome, intriguing stranger who has the power to help her keep her sanity, save the child…and steal her heart.

Linc Dillinger is a Wing Slayer Hunter whose sexy, rich, bad-boy charm hides a treacherous betrayal that left him emotionally scarred. As a result he risks his life to protect innocents, but is incapable of love—until he meets a beautiful witch who can save his cursed soul. Risa’s fierce courage and loyalty reaches past his barriers and he begins to believe she has the magic to free his caged heart.

But Risa’s lie explodes into dark danger that forces Linc into a hellish high-stakes gamble: He must either win the witch he loves and her godchild…or endure a loss that will destroy them all.

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The Wing Slayer Series is back! When Jennifer Lyon announced that she was going to write Linc’s book to say I was excited would be an understatement. I ‘girly squeeled’ and then went to Facebook and Twitter and told everyone they needed to read this series if they hadn’t read it. It’s one of those series I tell everyone they should read because I just love it so much and I obsessed with characters. The Wing Slayer series is a hot paranormal romance series with swoon-worthy protective alpha males and their witches. I’m so happy Jennifer Lyon has picked up the series again and decided to self publish it. I have loved Linc since she introduced him in the series and he blew me away in Caged Magic! Caged Magic is a heart-wrenching, action packed, scorching hot and just incredible love story! It’s also my new favorite in the series! Linc and Rissa were made for each other and the definition of soul mates. If you’re a fan of the series you’ll love the new book and if you’re new you should start with book one, Blood Magic, and see why I’m so obsessed with the Wing Slayers. I can’t wait for the next book!

*Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Linc reached across the bathroom, catching her hand. His warm, firm fingers anchored her. Startled, she lifted her gaze to him.

“Come here, Risa.”

She started to shake her head, but pain pierced her skull. She hadn’t recovered yet. It would take hours of sleep to regain some strength.

“Here’s the thing. If you want your high magic, you’re going to have to learn my touch is not like the others. I am not just making use of your body.” He squeezed her hand reassuringly. “Not while I still have a soul. We clear?”

She resisted for a second longer, searching over him with her gaze. When he showed her this kindness, acting as if he cared enough to get to know and understand her, it opened her up, left her too vulnerable.

“Take the first step. That’s all you have to do.” His voice flowed smoothly to wrap around her like a silky ribbon. Her chakras relaxed, and her muscles unlocked.
She took the step.

And won a smile from him. His face softened, a dent forming in his chin while his eyes crinkled. This wasn’t Linc’s charming smile, the one he tossed off with his fast and glib comebacks. That smile had polish.

This one was real, sexy, and made her feel like smiling back. Unsure what to do, she just stood there, staring at the amazing grin on his face.

He reached out, caught her waist and tugged her between his thighs. He tucked her beneath one arm, surrounding her with his body heat.

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Wing Slayer Series by Jennifer Lyon
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imageJennifer Lyon, who also writes as Jennifer Apodaca, lives in Southern California where she continually plots ways to convince her husband that they should get a dog. After all, they met at the dog pound, fell in love, married and had three wonderful sons. So far, however, she has failed in her doggy endeavor. She consoles herself by pouring her passion into writing books. To date, Jen has published more than fifteen books and novellas, including a fun and sexy mystery series and a variety of contemporary romances under the name Jennifer Apodaca. As Jennifer Lyon she created a dark, sizzling paranormal series, and The Plus Once Chronicles, an emotionally sensual adult contemporary series. Jen’s won numerous awards and had her books translated into multiple languages, but she still hasn’t come up with a way to persuade her husband that they need a dog.

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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image There are 3 tour wide giveaways!
Open to US, CAN, UK
(1) grand prize $50.00 electronic gift card (Amazon or B&N)
(2) runner up winners of one $25.00 electronic gift card each (Amazon or B&N)

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For more interviews and guest posts with Jennifer plus Caged Magic reviews & Spotlights stop by the tour every day!

The complete schedule can be found HERE!

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Spotlight & Giveaway: Self Published Authors

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Today we’re spotlighting a few self-published authors we have reviewed. Self-publishing has become an easy way for authors to get their books directly to readers. Some authors are now both self published and published authors. They choose to publish some of their books with their publisher and others they self publish. Some authors are even working together on self published box sets. It’s awesome and as a reader I love it! I’ve come across so many great self-published authors since starting Reading In Pajamas. On our page you’ll see new authors and established authors. Books published by pretty much any publisher out there as well as self published books. As a reader it’s all about the story for me! Below you’ll find a few of the self published books we’ve reviewed and recommend.

If you are interested in hearing more about how self publishing works this is a great article I found that explains the process:
http://www.cnet.com/news/self-publishing-a-book-25-things-you-need-to-know/

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Denying Ecstasy (Guardians of the Realms, Book 3) by Setta Jay

Check out our Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1ok

A headstrong sassy mortal, Rain is a Mageia living in Tetartos, the Realm of beasts and Immortals. Her nights have been restless, filled with sensual dreams of a big blonde Guardian whose glares indicate he wants nothing to do with her. She is determined to shake off the odd feelings until she finds out her dream lover is responsible for her rescue from a demented Demi-God. In doing so, his touch ignites something rare and coveted. Something that she’s never anticipated… Something he should have told her about. Rain is set on making him explain and then feel the full force of her ire.

After a devastating betrayal resulting in the loss of a close friend a century ago, Dorian refuses to trust or engage with Immortals other than his Guardian family. His years of brutal fighting in the underground Immortal rings are over. He patrols the Realms and slakes his lust with the humans on Earth. Existing, but not living as he used to. He knows the moment he scents Rain that he has found his mate and after touching her he plans to avoid her as long as he can… Until he learns she is in danger. Raging, his beast demands that he go to her, but taking her from their enemy has repercussions he fully plans to escape at all costs.

For Dorian, finding a way out of mating Rain means he could succumb to madness and harm those that mean so much to him… but giving in to his burning urge for her means losing control in a heated mating frenzy sure to ignite them both and link them forever.

Warning: This book is intended for adult audiences; brief instances of M/F/F and M/F/M ménage; voyeurism and sexually explicit scenes.

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✦The Guardians of the Realms Series by Setta Jay✦
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Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-18o
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Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1ok

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Salvaged: A Nightshade Novel by Brenda Tetreault

Check out our Review 4 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1fq

A man on a mission to obliterate his existence.
A woman bent on eternal punishment.
Once in love, separated by Fate.
Can Caius and Wren forget the pain of the past and forge a new future for themselves?
*For mature readers only due to graphic language and sexual situations*

The Nightshade Series by Brenda Tetreault
✦Book 1: Tempted ➢ Kindle: http://georiot.co/1xiZ
Review 4 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-Mi
✦Book 2: Salvaged ➢ Kindle: http://georiot.co/2w1A
Review 4 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1fq

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The Plus One Chronicles Boxed Set by Jennifer Lyon

Check out our Review 5 Stars ➢ http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-II

Don’t miss this bestselling, sexy and emotional trilogy now all together in a boxed set!

A proposition brings billionaire ex-UFC Fighter Sloane Michaels and beautifully damaged Kat Thayne together in fiery passion, but will a dark and dangerous obsession tear them apart?

**This boxed set is intended for readers 18 and over due to sexual content.**

Book One: THE PROPOSITION:

Rich, sexy and volatile, Sloane Michaels has a dark agenda that keeps his heart on ice. His extreme wealth gives him the control he craves and his skills as an ex UFC fighter the tools he’ll need to extract his ultimate revenge. But when the woman he never believed he’d see again crosses his path, Sloane is caught between the vengeance he needs and a sexual conquest he craves.

Kat Thayne has been in survival mode for six years, hiding behind the sweet creations for her bakery. But when a random carjacking brings her face-to-face with her darkest fears and hottest fantasy, Kat is forced out of hiding and offered a dangerously passionate proposition. One she knows she isn’t strong enough to refuse.

Book Two: POSSESSION:

Savagely sexy billionaire Sloane Michaels ruthlessly controls his life and everything in it. Even his sex partners are carefully negotiated plus-one arrangements, including his latest, the fiery bakery owner, Kat Thayne. But Sloane’s control is challenged when his mentor becomes seriously ill, and Kat takes over more and more his heart. Sloane is in a desperate balancing act of trying to keep the woman he loves while attaining the vengeance he craves.

After surviving an attack six years ago, Kat Thayne escaped her fears in the protective world of her beloved bakery. Then Sloane Michaels storms into her life, making her feel beautiful, strong and sexy. Yet as Kat pushes her boundaries and uncovers a dangerous secret in her past, Sloane’s controlling side emerges. Worried that Sloane will possess her mind, body and soul, Kat fights to keep her hard won independence. But just as Sloane demands her complete surrender, she discovers he has a dark side that could destroy them both.

Book Three: OBSESSION:

In the explosive conclusion to The Plus One Chronicles Trilogy, obscenely rich, jaggedly handsome and still obsessed with love and vengeance, Sloane Michaels must face an impossible choice: lose the woman he loves or betray his twin sister’s memory.

Watching the man she adores destroy himself for revenge, Kat Thayne knows she should run and never look back. But running isn’t her way anymore. Kat has grown into a fierce fighter, and the man who helped her get there is the very man who needs her strength now. But as the sizzling passion and hard-won love bind Kat and Sloane even tighter together, old secrets and lies explode around them. Danger threatens. And Kat soon realizes that she’s risking more than her heart to be with Sloane…she’s risking her very life.

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MINE TO CRAVE by Cynthia Eden

Check out our Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-15D

New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Eden continues her dark and sexy “Mine” romantic suspense series with…MINE TO CRAVE.

HE TAKES WHAT HE WANTS.

From the moment that billionaire casino owner Drake Archer sees Jasmine Bennett, he’s obsessed. Consumed by desire for the mysterious redhead, Drake will do anything necessary to claim her. Yet as desire rages between them, danger is stalking ever closer. Drake’s past isn’t dead, and the ex-Special Forces agent will soon have to face the ghosts he left behind.

SHE’S HIDING SECRETS.

Jasmine isn’t who she pretends to be. She’s a woman on a mission—and she’s supposed to be stealing secrets from the mysterious Drake. Falling for him isn’t on her agenda, but when lust and love tangle together, all the rules get broken.

AN ENEMY IS CLOSING IN…

When Drake learns of Jasmine’s betrayal…all hell breaks loose. He knows that he should turn his back on her, but it’s too late for him. He can’t let her go, but he can teach her a lesson. No one betrays him…not without paying a heavy price. Drake will destroy all of the enemies on his trail, he’ll bury his past, and he’ll teach Jasmine to want only him…just as much as he craves her.

Author’s Note: MINE TO CRAVE is a sexy adult romance novel–as such, it contains explicit language, dangerous scenes, and steamy encounters. Please consider yourself warned.

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The Mine Series by Cynthia Eden ~ Reading Order
✦ #1: Mine To Take ($2.99) ~ Review 4 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-gR
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✦ #2: Mine To Keep ($2.99) ~ Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-Fr
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✦ #3: Mine To Hold ($2.99) ~ Review 3.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-Lw
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✦ #4: Mine To Crave ($2.99) ~ Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-15D
Kindle: $2.99 http://georiot.co/2MOd | Nook: $2.99 http://bit.ly/1lLdr3k

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SPOTLIGHT, Review & Giveaway: Her Temporary Hero (Once a Marine Series) by Jennifer Apodaca

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Her Temporary Hero (Once a Marine Series) by Jennifer Apodaca
Publication Date: July 14, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 5 Stars

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Former beauty queen Becky Holmes and her baby are on the run from her dangerous ex. With her dreams of love and marriage destroyed, she’ll do anything to protect her child…even agree to hide out in her boss’s cousin’s house while he’s away.

Wealthy, sexy, and emotionally haunted Logan Knight needs a temporary wife to get his land, per his dad’s rules. No wife, no inheritance. But when that wife lands on his doorstep and comes with a baby, his darkest memories are triggered. He tries to keep his distance, but his efforts are shattered when he starts to have real feelings for his fake wife and child.

Just as Logan begins to think he may have a future with Becky, his attempt to have it all backfires into a betrayal that forces Becky into a heart-wrenching choice no woman should ever have to make.

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I loved it! Becky is a single mom on the run from an abusive and dangerous ex and Logan Knight is just the man to protect her. He’s dealing with his own emotional issues from serving in the marines. I loved him! Sexy cowboy who knows how to talk dirty. Yum! Her Temporary Hero is fill of plenty of action, danger, and smoking hot romance. I couldn’t put it down! Jennifer Apodaca who also writes as Jennifer Lyon always delivers a great story and is one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next book in the Once a Marine series. Also be sure to check out the erotica romance series and paranormal romance books she writes as Jennifer Lyon. I love them all!

*Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Excerpted from Her Temporary Hero Copyright © 2014 by Jennifer Apodaca

Chapter One

“Diapers are expensive, baby girl. What do you think about giving them up?”
Becky Holmes smiled at her daughter perched carefully on her hip, while dropping the precious diapers in the backseat of her weathered Toyota Corolla. Three months of experience had taught her to handle almost any task one-handed. Sophie babbled her answer while Becky secured her in the car seat. The baby’s intense hazel eyes flecked with gray were full of mischief.
“Is that a no?” Fixing the shimmering lilac bow on her oh-so-kissable bald head, she laughed. “Then we’d better get home so I can work on that pageant dress, now hadn’t we?” Setting a cloth book on Sophie’s tummy, she backed out and closed the door. Once they got home, if the baby slept two hours, then she’d be able to finish the dress. With luck, she
could deliver it tonight on her way to her cleaning job and—
Her back hit a warm object. Not a car. A man.
Elemental fear shot down her spine. Becky forced herself to breathe and angled her head enough to catch the reflection in the window of her car. Oh God. Fisting her car keys, she spun around and faced the man who’d put her in the hospital a year ago. “Dylan, you’re out.” Of prison. This couldn’t be happening. He’d taken a plea deal for a hit-and-run accident and been sentenced to a few years in prison. It’d only been five months since he went away. But there he stood, five feet, ten inches of boyish charm, unchecked arrogance, and a carefully cloaked snake-mean streak.
Becky wasn’t afraid of snakes.
She was terrified of Dylan.
His sky blue eyes flicked past her to the backseat. “You’re such a cliché, a dirt dumb ex-beauty queen. Of course I’m out. I’m a Ridgemont. By this time next year, that conviction will be overturned, and the state of Texas will be paying me for their grave error.”
Culture and education flowed through his voice. But he wasn’t totally wrong—she had been dirt dumb to believe that son and heir of the Ridgemont Empire had fallen in love with the scholarship girl from the trailer park. Even dumber not to see the signs of his vicious side. But she’d wised up and wasn’t letting him hurt her baby.
Their baby.
“Okay.” She needed to keep him calm and get away. What did he want? Becky looked around the grocery store parking lot, but there was no one to help. “I don’t want to keep you if you’re heading into the store. I need to get going.”
Dylan curved the left half of his mouth. “Back to your trailer with the new For Sale sign that your ugly ass dog likes to pee on? Or are you taking my kid to work with you tonight cleaning the Wyatt Medical group offices? You don’t go to work until much later, so maybe you’re going to your mom’s new digs at the cemetery?”
Chills skittered down her spine. Greasy sickness coated her mouth. He knew where she lived, worked, and that her mom had died. “You’ve been following me.” The words spilled out and her fear ratcheted up. And up. Until it pounded in her head with the beat of, run, run, run.
Dylan leaned in, slapping his hand on the roof of her car, lowering his voice to a whisper. “I have people to do whatever I need done. I know exactly where you are at all times in case I want to finish what we started the day you ratted me out to the cops over a useless bum that no one gave two shits about.”
“You’ll go back to prison if you touch me.” Becky leaned against the door to keep baby Sophie safe from her father. That whole terrible night replayed in her brain…but the worst of it had been his cold callousness after he hit the man with his truck. Dylan had left him on the street in a pool of blood, driving away with Becky screaming in the passenger seat.
No, don’t think about that, stay focused.
“Keep telling yourself that.” He leaned so close she smelled coffee on his breath. “Oh, and you’d better start saying your good-byes to the brat. I have a team of lawyers working on getting full custody of the kid. You caused me major problems with my family by having it.”
What? No! “You won’t win.” She wrapped her arms around her stomach, desperation hammering up her spine. The thought of Sophie in his care was too much. Too awful. Losing Sophie would kill her, but her real fear was for her child’s safety.
“You tried to destroy my life by ratting me out and having that kid after I told you to get rid of it. Payback’s a bitch.” He turned and strode off.
Becky ran around her car, jumped in, and locked all the doors. Her hands shook so badly she couldn’t get the key in the ignition. In the backseat, Sophie gurgled and tried to pick up the book in her fat fists.
Oh God, what to do? Run, but where? How? Her best friend, Ava, lived in a tiny place with two other girls. She couldn’t go there. Maybe a shelter? Leave Dallas, or the state of Texas altogether? Finally getting the key in, she started the car and got them on the road. She hurried home, watching her rearview mirror the entire time.
Was Dylan following them? How long had he been watching them? She needed the money from the sale of the trailer to make a new life for her and Sophie. Or pay lawyers
if it came to a custody battle.
She’d thought she had more time, but she’d been wrong. She had to find a safe place to stay while selling the trailer. There was only one person Becky could think of who might be able to help—her boss, Lucinda Knight.

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Award winning author Jennifer Apodaca grew up in Southern California and met her very own hero at the dog pound. She worked there, he came in on a business, and it was puppy love. They married and had three wonderful sons.

While her husband worked on his master’s degree, Jen did the mom thing by day and went to college at night with the intention of perusing a marketing degree. But her true passion was writing. With time at a premium, she had to make a choice.

Choosing writing, and with the full support of her husband, she poured herself into her dream. A mere eight years later, she published her first book DATING CAN BE MURDER. In her career, Jen has written a fun and sexy mystery series and a variety of contemporary romances. Taking the pen name of Jennifer Lyon, she also created a dark, sizzling paranormal series, and most recently, The Plus One Chronicles, an emotional and sexy adult contemporary series.

Jen has achieved many of her dreams except for attaining a self-cleaning house, a latte delivery service, and finding the holy grail of nonfattening wine and chocolate. She can live with those disappointments as long as she can keep writing the stories she loves to share with readers.

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