Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: THE ONE YOU CAN’T FORGET by Roni Loren

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THE ONE YOU CAN’T FORGET (The Ones Who Got Away Series, Book 2) by Roni Loren

Publication Date: June 5, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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FCA975B5-87DD-4418-86B3-E435F3D853DEMost days Rebecca Lindt feels like an imposter…

The world admires her as a survivor. But that impression would crumble if people knew her secret. She didn’t deserve to be the one who got away. But nothing can change the past, so she’s thrown herself into her work. She can’t dwell if she never slows down.

Wes Garrett is trying to get back on his feet after losing his dream restaurant, his money, and half his damn mind in a vicious divorce. But when he intervenes in a mugging and saves Rebecca—the attorney who helped his ex ruin him—his simple life gets complicated.

Their attraction is inconvenient and neither wants more than a fling. But when Rebecca’s secret is put at risk, both discover they could lose everything, including what they never realized they needed: each other

She laughed and kissed him. This morning she’d melted down. But somehow this man had her laughing and turned on only a few hours later. Everything inside her felt buoyed.

She felt…light.

She’d forgotten what that felt like.

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Donna review 4.5 stars

This lovely contemporary romance is filled with flirty banter and lots of smiles. Granted Rebecca and Wes have a few skeletons in their closets, so they both resisted the blooming relationship. Thankfully, they didn’t wait until the end of the story to end that. I enjoyed watching their planned futures change and morph in to something that fulfilled their lives, making them whole and open to love. It made me smile.

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

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Fifteen minutes. That was how long it took for Marco and Kincaid to abandon Rebecca and Wes in the kitchen under the auspices of Let me show you the view from Marco and Does this building have original details? from Kincaid.
Kincaid had motioned at Rebecca as she slipped out of the kitchen, some invented sign language that probably meant Talk it out with the hot chef but looked more like a drunken game of naughty charades.
Rebecca had promptly flipped her off.
But now here she was. Alone with Wes again.
Wes stood behind the large island, black bandanna keeping his hair back, gray T-shirt putting all that colorful arm ink on display, and forearms flexing as he sliced and diced an onion with practiced precision. If not for the simmering annoyance, it would’ve been a nice show to watch from her spot sitting on a stool on the other side of the counter. But he hadn’t said a word to her since they’d gotten into the condo. Just chop, chop, chop and irritated grunts.
“Do you need any help?” she asked for lack of anything else to say.
“Can you help me murder my brother?”
“I was thinking we could get rid of them both in one go. How far is the drop from the balcony?” Rebecca tapped her chin. “We could make it look like an accident. I know someone who could defend us.”
Wes smirked.
The little break in the wall helped her relax some. “Why’d you give in anyway? I was about to get us out of it. I had a whole argument prepared. There were bullet points. Closing statements. We could’ve saved ourselves this lovely moment.”
He frowned and dumped the onions into one of the prep bowls. “Yeah, but you didn’t see the look on my brother’s face.” He pushed a basket of strawberries and a paring knife toward her. “Can lawyers hull strawberries?”
“Sure.” She took the berries and stole one of his empty prep bowls. “So what kind of look was that?”
“The Don’t ruin this for me look. The Remember all the times I’ve helped you out look. That look.”
“That’s a lot for a look to say.”
“Yeah, well, it wasn’t hard to get the point. He’s always working and doesn’t get to go out and meet women. He likes your friend, and she seems to like him for whatever reason”—he shrugged and grabbed a bell pepper from the stack of vegetables—“so I’m hanging out with my ex-wife’s lawyer and taking one for the team.”
She wrinkled her nose.
“What?” he asked.
“Nothing. I’m just having a high school flashback.” Thankfully not the kind she’d had Friday night, but one that was unpleasant enough in its own right.
“How’s that?”
She concentrated on cutting the stem off a strawberry. “I had a friend whose parents would only let her go on group dates. So I always got dragged out with her and had to be the date of her boyfriend’s best friend, who pretty much reminded me every ten minutes that he was there as a favor and was taking one for the team by hanging out with me. It was super awesome for my fifteen-year-old ego.”
“Ouch. What an idiot.”
“Yeah, I should’ve just told her to leave me out of it and sneak out like everyone else.”
“No, I meant him. What a douche.”
“Oh. Yeah. He was.” But even as she said it, she felt a pang of guilt in her gut. Craig hadn’t made it through prom night. So douche or not, she felt guilty talking bad about the dead. “We were just in a doomed-to-fail setup. Popular jock and high-strung goody-goody were not a wise combination. Two different planets and all that. He probably thought I was an insufferable Miss Priss.”
His lip curled. “Were you?”
She lifted her hand and held her index finger and thumb an inch apart. “Maybe a little. I wasn’t…not. When they brought weed to date night, I couldn’t just say no and let them do their thing. I gave everyone a lecture about how long it stays in your system and how having something on your record could ruin your college chances.”
He cringed. “Ahh, you were that girl. We had one of those at my school, too.”
“Yeah?”
He nodded. “Laney Becker. And she thought I was a douche.”
“Were you?”
He lifted his fingers, repeating her motion back to her but widening the gap further.
“Nice.”
“I probably would’ve done better if I’d been friends with someone like her. I could’ve used a girl telling me not to blow off class and get high. Or doing a lot of other things I shouldn’t have been doing back then.” He tossed more chopped veggies into a bowl. “And I’m sorry about the ‘taking one for the team’ comment. I didn’t mean it that way. This is just…a screwed-up situation. I’m willing to call a temporary let’s-forget-we-have-history truce for today.”
“I’m on board with that.”
“Good.” He frowned down at her chopped berries. “Hold up. That’s not how to hull.”
She looked down at the berry in her hand. She’d cut off the top. The stem was gone. She didn’t see any problem. “What’s wrong?”
He set down his knife and stepped around the island. “You’re wasting a big part of the berry that way. Here.” He held out his hand for the paring knife, and she handed it over. He shifted until he was right next to her and held the fruit in front of her. “The woody part is just under the leaves. That’s what you’re after.”
He poked the tip of the knife right beneath the leaves and then made a circle around the stem. He popped out the stem and only a little piece of the berry, leaving much more of the fruit intact.
“See.” He held the strawberry in his palm, the sweet scent of the ripe fruit wafting up to her. “Lots more berry, and you also don’t lose the shape of the fruit that way.”
“Oh.” She tried to focus on what he was showing her and not on the fact that he was so close and she could feel his body heat against her arm. Her hormones apparently had no qualms about this man. They remembered what his lips tasted like and were ready to ignore everything she knew about him. Stupid, misguided hormones.

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Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.

If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that’s it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

Website | FacebookTwitter | Goodreads

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Review & Giveaway: LOVING YOU EASY (Loving on the Edge Series) by Roni Loren

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LOVING YOU EASY (Loving on the Edge Series, Book 9) by Roni Loren

Publication Date: September 6, 2016

Genre: Erotica/ Contemporary Romance

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img_4070Three lovers really click in the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of Call on Me—

Cora has an amazing sex life. She’s beautiful, daring, and the most popular submissive in Hayven. Too bad none of it’s real…

IT specialist Cora Benning has figured out the key to her formerly disastrous love life—make it virtual. In the online world of Hayven, she’s free of her geek girl image and can indulge her most private fantasies with a sexy, mysterious master without anyone in her life discovering her secrets. Until her information is hacked and she finds herself working to fix the breach under two very powerful men—one who seems all too familiar…

Best friends and business partners Ren Muroya and Hayes Fox were once revered dominants. Then Hayes was wrongfully sent to prison and everything changed. Ren wants to get back to who they were. Hayes can’t risk it. But when they discover the new IT specialist is their online fascination, and that she’s never felt a dominant’s touch, the temptation to turn virtual into reality becomes all too great…

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Cori 4.5 Stars

I loved this book! A computer geek and two hot alpha guys? Yes, please! I love this series because each book is a scorching hot romance with a unique twist. Sometimes the book features a couple and sometimes it’s a threesome. Loving You Easy is Cora, Hayes and Ren’s story. All the characters have individual relationships and Roni Loren weaves their relationships and interactions with each other seamlessly. Loving You Easy was sexy, naughty and had secrets and danger that kept me on edge. I loved all the characters and the scorching hot romance had me fanning myself. I highly recommend this entire series for erotica romance lovers. Each book can be read as a standalone in any order you choose and Roni Loren has fun hero categories on her website for readers to choose from if you’re looking for a specific type. Grab this one, start at the beginning of the Loving On the Edge series or go to her website and pick a hero. 

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

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Giveaway

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*Winner will be announced Friday (9/23) on Facebook. Reading in Pajamas is responsible for this giveaway. Must be over 18 to enter. 

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Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.

If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that’s it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

Social Media Links: Website | FacebookTwitter | Goodreads

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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: WANDERLUST by Roni Loren

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WANDERLUST by Roni Loren

Publication Date: July 19, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Untitled-5From the New York Times bestselling author of the Loving on the Edge series and Off the Clock, a story of sex, love, rock & roll, and a reporter who’s about to learn a new meaning for staying on top of her assignment…

Restaurant critic Aubrey Bordelon is never at a loss for words to describe her meals in the fancy restaurants of New Orleans. But after her magazine’s high-profile music reporter falls ill, she finds herself out of her element and in a sea of screaming fans awaiting Wanderlust’s lead singer, Lex Logan. The sound of his voice gives her goosebumps, and the stage presence of the hard-bodied rock star takes her breath away. So when he pulls her onstage for a sexy stunt, she knows she’s in real trouble.

Lex doesn’t want to pretend that the sparks on stage between him and Aubrey never happened, but it certainly makes the fact that she’s writing a story on his band all the more dangerous. The last thing he needs is some nosy reporter revealing their problems to the world. But the sexy Southern belle doesn’t give up easily, and soon, he’s wondering if the best way to chase her off the story is to coax her into his bed…

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Cori 5 Stars

I loved everything about Wanderlust! It was just so much fun! A sexy rockstar hero and a good girl reporter were a great mix. This was one of those books I curled up with and didn’t put down or sleep until I finished reading it. I haven’t read a book by Roni Loren I haven’t loved. She has a writing style that just works for me and she creates great characters. Wanderlust was another instant favorite for me with great characters, a great plot and steamy romance. I’m really hoping the rest of the characters get their own books too!  I recommend this one for romance lovers looking for a feel good summer read. Wanderlust is a book you can pick up and get lost in for a while. 

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

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Aubrey managed to stay focused during the end of Darkfall’s performance, putting her journalist hat on. But when they left the stage, time seemed to crawl. Bodies shifted. Voices were too loud. Claustrophobia started to claw at her. Maybe this had been a bad idea. Maybe she couldn’t handle this. But the third time she checked the time on her phone, the smoky lights of the club dimmed, indicating the start of the show. Here we go. She took a deep breath. Within seconds, the voices of a thousand rabid fans whipped into a screaming frenzy.
A few seconds earlier, she’d worried that bad memories were about to overtake her, but now she found herself leaning forward in anticipation, the trapped feeling falling away. The energy of the crowd pulsed through her, the excitement infectious. Her foul mood from earlier began to slip from her shoulders like the shedding of a heavy coat. The band members, barely visible silhouettes under the cover of darkness, filed onto the stage and took their posts. The drums sliced through the roar of the crowd first—a thump-thump-thump so loud her bones vibrated. When the strobe lights began flashing and the guitars kicked in, a crush of bodies pressed against her as everyone surged closer to the stage in one collective mass.
All of the band members were in place except for the lead singer. The woman next to Aubrey screamed Lex’s name and hopped like a caffeinated rabbit, waving and flailing her arms. Wow, Aubrey couldn’t remember ever being that excited about anything—especially not about anyone. If the chick wasn’t careful, she was going to pass out from sheer anticipation—or from excessive bouncing in a way-too-tight bustier. Either one could lead to fainting. Luckily, she didn’t have to wait long.
Aubrey heard his voice before she saw him. Gravelly, dark, and powerful—the vocals of Wanderlust’s Lex Logan washed over her with a rush of heat. Goose bumps pricked her arms. Center stage was still black, but she craned her neck, trying to get a glimpse of the man behind the sound. As if responding to her silent desire, the spotlights flipped on and illuminated the singer. The screams in the audience rose to an octave only female voices could reach. Aubrey wanted to shout along with them, but all air had evacuated her lungs.
The crowd around her became a blur of noise and colors, and all she could focus on was the man at center stage. If she had seen pictures of Lex Logan, she really must not have been paying attention. The six feet of lean, hard-bodied rock star sent her pulse into instant overdrive. Dark hair. Bright eyes. And full sleeves of colorful tattoos. Holy hell. She shifted to the left and stood on tiptoes to get a better, full-length view. Heat rippled across her skin as Lex looked out at the audience and curled his lips into a smile. Confident. Seductive. Wicked. That smile said volumes. That smile made promises.
He gripped the mic stand and bent over, belting out a note, causing his shaggy, dark hair to fall over his eyes. Sexuality, raw and unadulterated, rolled off him in waves. And now she got it. Got what the girl next to her was having palpitations over. Aubrey wanted to drown in that voice—fall in and never come out. She closed her eyes and let the sound resonate through her, her body swaying with the motion of the crowd around her.
A gruff voice interrupted her blissful moment. “Hey, watch it, lady.”
Her lids snapped open. The man next to her glared.
“Huh?”
“Watch your goddamned feet,” he barked. “My toes aren’t made of steel.”
She dropped her gaze to her heeled boots and assumed she must’ve stepped on the guy’s feet. “Sorry,” she yelled over the music, but the man had already turned to face the stage again. She gave herself a mental shake. What the hell is wrong with me? I’m supposed to be working, not drooling over the subject of my assignment.
She had to get a grip or her story would end up reading like a teen idol website. Lead singer of Wanderlust, Lex Logan, is totally hot! He’s six foot two inches tall. His favorite color is black. Likes long walks in dark alleys. Prefers blondes who wear dental floss. Okay, so the last part probably wouldn’t make it into Tiger Beat, but still. She needed to pay attention to the music, the show, and how tight the performance was or wasn’t. That’s what she was getting paid to do. Not to admire how firm Lex’s abs looked through that snug black T-shirt or how his inked arms flexed when he gripped the microphone.
The song ended and the band launched into the next track. Aubrey tried to hone in on the other band members, watching Lex only when she couldn’t avoid it. She shut her eyes often so that she could listen to the notes, the quality of the vocals, the crisp sound of the instruments. By the fourth song, she had returned to some sort of professional mode, taking mental notes at a rapid clip.
When the song finished, Lex sauntered to the edge of the stage to address the audience. “How’s everyone doing tonight?”
Screams answered him. He gave an easy laugh, clearly comfortable being the center of attention.
“I’m glad y’all are having a good time. We are, too. New Orleans definitely knows how to throw a party.” He put his hand against his brow to shield his eyes from the spotlights and squinted at the sea of people below him. “Turn up those house lights. I want to see these beautiful faces.”
Female voices reverberated off the walls as the lights above the crowd switched on. A redhead a few steps away from Aubrey lifted up her shirt as soon as Lex’s eyes traveled in her direction. Nice. What was this? Mardi Gras? Lex smiled and gave a little nod of acknowledgment to Boob Job Girl, but otherwise didn’t comment.
“You know, I’m feeling mighty thirsty, and I heard a rumor that New Orleans is home of the body shot,” Lex said, continuing to survey the audience with a sly smile. “So I’m thinking, that maybe I should try one tonight. What do you think?”
The shouting of the crowd increased.
“Now all I need is . . . a willing victim,” Lex continued. Bustier Girl began her bouncing routine again and waved her hands frantically trying to catch his eye. Lex paced across the stage, taking his time, holding his finger up and preparing to point to the chosen one.
Aubrey put her money on Miss Augmentation, but he passed that section up without a glance. As he neared Aubrey’s end of the stage, his eyes landed on her exuberant neighbor. The girl’s scream turned shrill. “Pick me! Me! Me!”
Lex lowered his hand ready to point and then shifted his gaze, locking eyes with Aubrey. Her breath caught. Oh, shit. Seconds seemed to tick by, but she couldn’t pull away from the stare. She managed to wag her head slowly back and forth. No. No. No.
He smiled, lowered his finger, and pointed directly at her. “You. The sexy brunette in the black T-shirt.”
Her stomach took a nosedive.
“Come on, I won’t bite,” Lex said, waving her forward. “Unless you ask nicely, that is.”
The girl next to Aubrey shot her a glare that could have curdled milk. The sea of fans parted as if she’d suddenly morphed into royalty, and she forced her leaden feet to cross the few yards to the barricade. Her heart took up residence in her throat, threatening to jump out. This was a disaster. She silently cursed the bouncer from backstage. If she had met the band beforehand, she would’ve never ended up in this position. Building a professional relationship with the band after this was going to be next to impossible.
Hands patted her back and shoulders as the two bouncers flanking the stage helped her climb over the metal barrier. Lex squatted at the edge of the stage, all wicked grin and guyliner, and stuck his hand out. He cocked his head, beckoning her closer in a way that spoke without the words. Come on over, lamb, said the wolf. This will only take a minute.

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Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.

If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that’s it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

Social Media Links: Website | FacebookTwitter | Goodreads

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Romance Books We Can’t Wait to Release (from March 2016)

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I was checking my release list yesterday and there are so many great books releasing this year so I thought we should do a quick post and include a list for y’all. Check it out and if you have a favorite releasing this year feel free to comment and tell us. These are just the books we can’t wait to get in our greedy little hands. -Cori

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FROM MARCH to OCTOBER 2016

✦SINNER’S CREED by Kim Jones (Contemporary Romance) (Releasing 03/01/16) ➢ Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/1NMLsdr | Amazon PBK $14.47 http://amzn.to/1NMLy4J

✦A COVERT AFFAIR (A Deadly Ops Novel) by Katie Reus (Romantic Suspense/ Contemporary Romance) (Releasing 03/01/16) ➢ Kindle $7.99 http://amzn.to/1NMLPVj | Amazon PBK $7.99 http://amzn.to/1TiEWPd

✦Phoenix Reborn: An Alpha Pack Novella by J.D. Tyler (Paranormal Romance) (Releasing 03/15/16) ➢ Kindle $2.99 http://amzn.to/20Qaroa

✦Dark Promises: A Carpathian Novel by Christine Feehan (Paranormal Romance) (Releasing 03/15/16) ➢ Kindle $13.99 http://amzn.to/20QaAbk | Amazon HBK $18.37 http://amzn.to/20Qaws1

✦Wild Things: Shifters Unbound by Jennifer Ashley (Paranormal Romance) (Releasing 03/22/16) ➢ Kindle $0.99 http://amzn.to/1OXPbsP

✦Scorched by Darkness (Dragons of Eternity Book 2) by Alexandra Ivy (Paranormal Romance) (Releasing 03/22/16) ➢ Kindle $3.99 http://amzn.to/1SH1fBI

✦The Undoing (Call Of Crows) by Shelly Laurenston (Paranormal Romance) (Releasing 03/29/16) ➢ Kindle $9.99 http://amzn.to/20QaFM6 | Amazon PBK $10.78 http://amzn.to/1SY0YZn

✦The Sweetest Burn (A Broken Destiny Novel) by Jeaniene Frost (Paranormal Romance) (Releasing 03/29/16) ➢ Kindle $6.99 http://amzn.to/1PhArnq | Amazon PBK $6.13 http://amzn.to/1mo8GPE

✦The Angel Wore Fangs: A Deadly Angels Novel by Sandra Hill (5 Stars) (Paranormal Romance) (Releasing 03/31/16) ➢ Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/1PhAFL6 | Amazon PBK $7.99 http://amzn.to/1PhAAXO

✦The Beast: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward (PNR) (Releasing 04/05/16) ➢ BLOG POST ► http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2Kl | Kindle $13.99 http://amzn.to/1KX7Jsj | Amazon HBK $18.56 http://amzn.to/1eZVP2k | Kobo $13.99 http://bit.ly/1UvfAik | iBooks http://apple.co/1MTDing | Book Depository (Hardback) $25.06 http://bit.ly/1Mc3FDg | B&N $18.56 / $13.99 http://bit.ly/1O42sjE

✦One With You by Sylvia Day (Releasing 04/05/16)
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►Read Excerpt: http://www.sylviaday.com/books/one-with-you/#excerpt
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✦Take Me Home Tonight (A Rock Star Romance Novel) by Erika Kelly (Contemporary Romance) (Releasing 04/05/16) ➢ Cover Reveal: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2Wo | Kindle http://amzn.to/1JFMAN3 | Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1JFMGUW | B&N http://bit.ly/1NR1dDq | Kobo http://bit.ly/1KW4koo

✦BRAVE ENOUGH (“Tall, Dark and Dangerous”) by M. Leighton (Contemporary Romance) (Releasing 04/05/16) ➢ Kindle $9.99 http://amzn.to/1PhAX4T | Amazon PBK $12.96 http://amzn.to/1QnEiNr

✦WHITE TIGER: A Shifters Unbound Novel by Jennifer Ashley (Paranormal Romance) (Releasing 04/05/16) ➢ Kindle $7.99 http://amzn.to/1PhBi7w | Amazon PBK $6.13 http://amzn.to/1QnECMc

✦Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle (5 Stars) (Contemporary Romance) (Releasing 04/05/16) ➢ Kindle $3.82 http://amzn.to/1P4yEFa | Amazon PBK $5.99 http://amzn.to/1PhB8Nx

✦Invision: Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Science Fiction/ Fantasy/ Paranormal/ Young Adult) (Releasing 04/05/16) ➢ Kindle $9.99 http://amzn.to/1KeSLyQ | Amazon HBK $16.91 http://amzn.to/20YDBl8 | Amazon Series Link: http://amzn.to/1KeSz2r
(Note: This is not romance but I’m including it on our list because she’s a favorite author. I read the series because it’s linked to her Dark-Hunter series and it’s great)

✦The Player (The Game Maker Series, Book 3) by Kresley Cole (Erotica/ Contemporary Romance) (Releasing 04/12/16) ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1OoF1fR

✦Bounty (Colorado Mountain Series Book 7) by Kristen Ashley (Contemporary Romance) (Releasing 04/18/16) ➢ Kindle $3.99 http://amzn.to/1KGeLNJ | Amazon Series Link: http://amzn.to/1KGeOJh

✦Ride Hard: A Raven Riders Novel by Laura Kaye (Contemporary Romance) (Releasing 04/26/16) ➢ Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/1PhBWlF | Amazon PBK $7.99 http://amzn.to/1mo9ZOq

✦Last Mile: A Vicious Cycle Novel, Book 3 by Katie Ashley (Contemporary Romance) (Releasing 05/03/16) ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1MhgsB1 | Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1Op3ENs | B&N http://bit.ly/1jeEq8v | Kobo http://bit.ly/1G0TWiM | iBooks http://apple.co/1WQfdAd

✦BIG EASY TEMPTATION: The Perfect Gentlemen Series by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake (Contemporary Romance) (Releasing 05/03/16) ➢ Kindle $9.99 http://amzn.to/1moadoU | Amazon PBK $12.96 http://amzn.to/1moahFe

✦The Darkest Torment (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter (PNR) (Releasing 05/31/16) ➢ Kindle $6.49 http://amzn.to/1LIlgDi | Amazon HBK http://amzn.to/1OQ2L0C | Kobo $6.49 http://bit.ly/1Px37Lf | iBooks http://apple.co/1jRCLpL | Book Depository HBK http://bit.ly/1M3RrJ5 | B&N not available yet | Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1QOWgKo | Amazon Series link: http://amzn.to/1LB5575

✦Blood Lust (The Sentinels) by Alexandra Ivy (Paranormal Romance) (Releasing 05/31/16) ➢ Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/1QnFPDf | Amazon PBK $7.99 http://amzn.to/1KEc1Wb | Amazon Series Link: http://amzn.to/1SH0TuO

✦Wicked Burn (Realm Enforcers Book 3) by Rebecca Zanetti (Paranormal Romance) (Releasing 6/07/16) ➢ Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/1QUpW9X | Amazon Series Link http://amzn.to/1KEdjkb

✦Fan the Flames (Search and Rescue) by Katie Ruggle (Romantic Suspense) (Releasing 6/07/16) ➢ Kindle $3.82 http://amzn.to/1SH25hR | Amazon PBK $6.99 http://amzn.to/1SH25hR | Amazon Series Link: http://amzn.to/1QUqjBr

✦ALLEGIANCE OF HONOR (Psy/ Changelings) by Nalini Singh (Paranormal Romance) (Releasing 6/14/16) ➢ Kindle $13.99 http://amzn.to/1QUqtsG | Amazon HBK $22.95 http://amzn.to/1QUqnRU

✦Born of Legend (The League: Nemesis Rising) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Science Fiction/ Paranormal Romance) (Releasing 06/21/16) ➢ Kindle $14.99 http://amzn.to/1o8xFYY | Amazon HBK $21.79 http://amzn.to/1o8xHQG | Amazon Series Link: http://amzn.to/1ytVx7S
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✦REAPER’S FIRE by Joanna Wylde (Contemporary Romance) (Releasing 06/28/16) ➢
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✦SHADOW RIDER (The Shadow Series, Book 1) by Christine Feehan (Romantic Suspense) (Releasing 6/28/16) ➢ Kindle $7.99 http://amzn.to/1QUqzAy | Amazon PBK $6.79 http://amzn.to/1QUqSv4

✦ADDICTED: An Outlaw Novel by Elle Kennedy (Science Fiction Romance) (Releasing 6/28/16) ➢ Kindle $7.99 http://amzn.to/1KEeeRJ | Amazon PBK $7.99 http://amzn.to/1SH35Te

✦FALLING IN DEEPER (Wicked Lovers Series) by Shayla Black (Erotica/ Contemporary Romance) (Releasing 7/05/16) ➢ Kindle $9.99 http://amzn.to/1QUrktk | Amazon PBK $14.40 http://amzn.to/1QUre53

✦THE ANGEL’S SHARE: A Bourbon Kings Novel by J. R. Ward (Releasing 7/26/16) ➢ Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Y3uf4a

✦Fearless (Rescue Squad Book 2) by Kimberly Kincaid (Contemporary Romance) (Releasing 07/26/16) ➢ Kindle $5.84 http://amzn.to/1ZF2ZiK | Amazon PBK $7.99 http://amzn.to/1ZF2Yex

✦Dragonmark (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Paranormal Romance) (Releasing 08/02/16) ➢ Kindle $14.99 http://amzn.to/1o4C7qZ | Amazon HBK $21.79 http://amzn.to/1o8wxVd | Amazon Series Link http://amzn.to/1o8x5KW | Reading Order Lists: http://wp.me/P3d0RZ-AF

✦DARE TO STAY (The Sons of Steel Row) by Jen McLaughlin (Contemporary Romance) (Releasing 08/02/16) ➢ Kindle $7.99 http://amzn.to/1Mn0nKS | Amazon PBK $7.99 http://amzn.to/1VcPQcH

✦DARK CAROUSEL (A Carpathian Novel) by Christine Feehan (Paranormal Romance) (Releasing 08/02/16) ➢ Kindle $13.99 http://amzn.to/1QintHH | Amazon HBK $20.94 http://amzn.to/1Qino6O

✦Gone Too Deep (Search and Rescue) Katie Ruggle (Romantic Suspense/ Contemporary Romance) (Releasing 08/02/16) ➢ Kindle $4.99 http://amzn.to/1LiJlm3 | Amazon PBK $6.99 http://amzn.to/1TIGnKf

✦Guardian’s Mate: A Shifters Unbound Novel by Jennifer Ashley (Paranormal Romance) (Releasing 09/06/16) ➢ Kindle $7.99 http://amzn.to/1QinRWB | Amazon PBK $7.99 http://amzn.to/1QinX0x

✦LOVING YOU EASY by Roni Loren (Erotica/ Contemporary Romance) (Releasing 09/06/16) ➢ Kindle $11.99 http://amzn.to/1Qio2kO | Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1TIGQMA

✦WAKE A SLEEPING TIGER by Lora Leigh (Paranormal Romance) (Releasing 10/04/16) ➢ Kindle $12.99 http://amzn.to/1LiKlGT | Amazon HBK $23.40 http://amzn.to/1TIGS7a

✦DOWN SHIFT: A Driven Novel by K. Bromberg (Contemporary Romance) (Releasing 10/11/16) ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/21xgpe7 | Amazon PBK $7.99 http://amzn.to/1TIGZ2C

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Off the Clock: A Pleasure Principle Novel by Roni Loren

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Off the Clock: A Pleasure Principle Novel by Roni Loren

Publication Date: January 05, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Erotica 

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Off the Clock: A Pleasure Principle Novel by Roni LorenFROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LOVING ON THE EDGE NOVELS, THE FIRST IN A SENSUAL NEW SERIES

Overtime has never felt so good…

Marin Rush loves studying sex. Doing it? That’s another story. In the research lab, Marin’s lack of practical knowledge didn’t matter, but now that she’s landed a job at The Grove, a high-end, experimental sex therapy institute, she can’t ignore the fact that the person most in need of sexual healing may be her.

Dr. Donovan West, her new hotshot colleague, couldn’t agree more. Donovan knows that Marin’s clients are going to eat her alive unless she gets some hands-on experience. And if she fails at the job, he can say goodbye to a promotion, so he assigns her a list of R-rated tasks to prepare her for the wild clientele of The Grove’s X-wing.

But some of those tasks are built for two, and when he finds Marin searching for a candidate to help her check off her list, Donovan decides there’s only one man for the job—him. As long as they keep their erotic, off-the-clock activities strictly confidential and without strings, no one will get fired—or worse, get attached…

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Cori 5 Stars

Great way to start the year off! I always love Roni Loren’s books but this one really blew me away. I fell in love with Dr. Donovan West. He is the perfect mix of hot nerd and sexy alpha male. I also loved Marin because she’s a heroine readers can root for. Off the Clock was incredible! Scorching hot romance, great characters and an emotional storyline had me hooked. I couldn’t put it down and can’t wait to see what Roni Loren has in store for us next in this exciting new series. If you haven’t read anything by Roni Loren yet this is a great book to start with and if you’re a fan you’ll love this new series. It’s a book you’ll just enjoy reading and feel satisfied when you’re done. I highly recommend it for erotica romance lovers. I just loved it! 

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

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Off the Clock by Roni Loren Teaser

imageMarin moaned when he parted her lips to deepen the kiss, and a swift rush of arousal flooded her, making the neglected parts of her throb and ache. His tongue stroked hers, teasing with a rhythm she could only imagine in other places. Her nipples became hard points, straining for touch, and her sex pulsed between her thighs. She wanted to rub herself on him like a cat, find relief. He seemed ready to oblige. Donovan backed her into the wall, his body aligning with hers and his hand sliding down to knead her hip like he was barely restraining himself from tearing off her clothes. Heat against heat, hardness growing against her belly. She was dying. She needed this. God, did she need this.
But a swift knock sounded behind him, shattering the protected moment and blasting through her lust-drunk brain. Marin gasped, and Donovan jumped back and dropped his hands to his sides like she had burned him.
The door swung open, and Ysa poked her head in. “Hey, guys I—” Her words faded as her gaze bounced between them. “Uh, sorry, didn’t mean to interrupt.”
Poker face. Poker face. Poker face. Marin pushed off the wall and fought hard to look like everything was fine even though her cheeks were burning hot, her lips slick, and her body pulsing in time with her frantic heartbeat. She had a feeling she was failing miserably at pulling it off. They may as well have a neon sign above their heads that read In Flagrante Delicto.
Donovan, on the other hand, owner of the world’s most impenetrable therapist mask, looked cool and unaffected as he tucked his hands in his pockets, presumably to hide his burgeoning hard-on, and looked at Ysa. “Not interrupting. What’s up?”
Ysa glanced between the two of them again but kept her thoughts to herself. “Just wanted to let you know your nine-thirty is here.”
Marin gave her a quick, tight smile. “Thanks. We’re on our way.”
Ysa gave them one last questioning look and then shook her head and disappeared back out into the hallway. When the door shut, Marin put her hands over her face and groaned. “Son of a bitch. Now there’s more grist for Dr. McCray’s rumor mill. I cannot believe I just did that. Here. With you.”
Donovan stepped into her space again and took her wrists in his hands, gently tugging them away from her face. “Take a breath. It’s okay. Ysa didn’t see anything. And even if she figured it out, she would never say anything to anyone.”
But Marin hardly heard any of it with her head spinning and anxiety rushing through her. “God, how could I be so stupid? I don’t know what I was thinking. I just—”
“It’s not your fault, Marin,” he said, his voice gentle. “I crossed the line first.” His mouth hitched up. “Plus, I should know not to stand that close to a woman who spent all night watching porn.”
A sharp laugh burst out of her, her nerves bubbling up and out. “Right. I’m bound to grab anyone within reach to use for my lecherous purposes.”
Donovan looked down at her for a long second, some of that heat from earlier returning, burning her slowly. His hands flexed around her wrists. “I wouldn’t mind being used by you, Marin.”
Her stomach dipped.
“I didn’t make the offer last night because it would’ve been a selfish move. And a risk. But I want you in my bed. Know that. It’s not altruistic. Or professional. And it’s out of line.” His voice was like water gliding along her skin—smooth, clear, quietly powerful. He lifted her hand and flattened it against his chest over the inner pocket of his jacket. “But if you decide you might want that anyway, know there isn’t a thing on this list that I wouldn’t love to check off for you. Completely and thoroughly. I could make you shameless, Rush.”
She could barely hear him over the roaring sound in her ears. How the hell was she supposed to form words after that?
He released her hands and stepped back but kept her pinned beneath that white-hot gaze. “So if you ever need me . . . off the clock, you just have to ask. And if you want me to go to hell and steer clear, that’s all you’ve got to say, too. It’s your call.”
Everything inside her was buzzing. Her mind had gotten hung up on the words completely and thoroughly. He wasn’t going to pressure her, but the look in his eye said he could rock her celibate world right off its fucking axis. The temptation was like a bright, glittering thing blurring her vision.
But taking that offer would come with a price. Keeping things secret. The risk of being caught. And there would be a time limit. He didn’t do relationships. This would just be sex.
Really hot, really intense sex.

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Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.

If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that’s it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

Social Media Links: Website | FacebookTwitter | Goodreads

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FAVORITE ROMANCES of 2015

Top Favorite Romances 2015

It’s here! Donna and I spent days trying to cut down our list and we finally got it down to 30(ish) books (we each got 15 picks). These are books that stayed with us long after we turned the last page. Some are new authors and some are long time favorites. We had books we loved that didn’t make the final list. 2015 was a great year and there were so many amazing releases and it looks like 2016 is going to be great too. I have a list of 2016 PRE-ORDERS HERE you can check out. 

Check out our #TopFav2015 list below and and let us know who made your list in 2015. -Cori 

GOODREADS HERE

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✦Dragonbane (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1KKt9Zs | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2Pa

✦Born of Betrayal (The League Series) by Sherrilyn Kenyon AMAZON http://amzn.to/1aQFagq | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3me

✦Kill Without Mercy by Alexandra Ivy ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1O8PK0z | REVIEW (To Be Posted 1/11)

✦Wicked Edge (Realm Enforcers Series) by Rebecca Zanetti ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1WHqmXu | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3iB

✦Searing Ecstasy: A Guardians of the Realms Novel by Setta Jay ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1KXHWO1 | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3eM

✦Chase the Darkness (Alpha Pack) by J D Tyler ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1P4EItk | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2OX

✦Mate Bond (Shifters Unbound) by Jennifer Ashley ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/19Wlzek | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2fc

✦Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy) by J R Ward ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1BlQjuG | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3px

✦CAGED MAGIC: A Wing Slayer Novel by Jennifer Lyon ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1e9k7qe | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2Na

✦Burned by Karen Marie Moning ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1xaHzH0

✦Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1DcUdLs | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2Gx

✦The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1StKxmY | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2LP

✦Reaper’s Fall by Joanna Wylde ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1Ogc5JH | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3ia

✦Strong Enough (Tall, Dark and Dangerous) by M. Leighton ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1ISeWtk | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2OE

✦I Want You To Want Me by Erika Kelly ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1DTlBuo | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2HN

✦The Master (The Game Maker Series, Book 2) by Kresley Cole ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1wVLU4h | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-24a

✦Call On Me (A Loving on the Edge Novel) by Roni Loren ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1GjSqmk | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2Hq

✦All I Want (Animal Magnetism) by Jill Shalvis ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1MaQOhd | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-382

✦Wicked for You (Wicked Lovers) by Shayla Black ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1VyFJ3Y | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-37B

✦Rock Hard (Rock Kiss Series, Book 2) by Nalini Singh ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1zsmBmT | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2bl

✦SCANDAL NEVER SLEEPS (The Perfect Gentlemen, Book 1) by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1JcuMz4 | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2R4

✦Hard Beat (A Driven Novel) by K. Bromberg ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1P4J5aN | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3fO

✦Fire Me Up (Pine Mountain Book 4) by Kimberly Kincaid ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1BafUqV | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-20H

✦All Wrapped Up (Pine Mountain, Book 5) by Kimberly Kincaid ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1ViHQZp | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-35Y

✦When Somebody Loves You (The Southern Belle Book Club) by Shirley Jump ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1FS8zoL | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3bc

✦Target Engaged (Delta Force Series) by M. L. Buchman ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1HbzzAk | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3lP

✦Edge of Danger (Deadly Ops) by Katie Reus ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1E04v3l | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3fu

✦Primal Force: A K-9 Rescue Novel, Book 3 by D.D. Ayres ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1Eu8Ldn | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2WP

✦Hard to Let Go: A Hard Ink Novel by Laura Kaye ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1SVE3gb | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2Fl

✦Bring the Heat: A Sugarland Blue Novel by Jo Davis ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1lqEbJ5 | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3qu

✦Too Hard To Handle by Julie Ann Walker ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1MIo96X | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2U9

✦Brash: The Cavanaugh Brothers, Book 3 by Laura Wright ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/14kRuS2 | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-28S

 

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Break Me Down (Loving on the Edge Series) by Roni Loren

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Break Me Down (Loving on the Edge Series) by Roni Loren

Publication Date: October 27, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Erotica 

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imageThe New York Times bestselling author of Call on Me invites you to discover the thrill of control as one couple wrestles for power in and out of the bedroom…

Samantha Dunbar needs to forget Gibson Andrews. When he trained her to be a domme, she experienced just how hot things could get with the sexy executive. She was ready to hand him everything—including her heart. But Gibson backed away, declaring them incompatible. He’s a dominant, and Sam’s no submissive.

But after an attack shakes Sam to her core, Gibson tracks her down at her family’s rundown farmhouse and makes her an offer. He’ll stay the week and be hers in every way—a helping hand for the renovation and a willing lover in her bed. He swore he’d never give up control to anyone again, but he hasn’t been able to touch another woman since Sam. Maybe a week alone with her will cure him of his relentless craving.

But one taste only makes them want more, and Sam and Gibson are drawn in deeper than ever. The man who won’t give in has just met the girl who won’t give up…

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He banged on it again before she could reach it, so when she swung the door open, his fist was still hovering in the air. He blinked as if surprised she’d actually appeared, and then blatant relief descended over his features. “Thank Christ.”

Her jaw clenched, and she had to force it to relax to speak. “What the hell are you doing here?”

His gaze skated over her, a deep line appearing between his brows as he ignored her question. “Shit, Sam, you look . . . baby.”

She had a good idea what she looked like. She was sweaty, covered with wood dust, and between the attack last night and all the crying, her face probably looked like she’d been hit with a wet bag of rocks. Goddammit. This was the last thing she needed Gibson to see. And the fact that he’d forced her into letting him see her like this pissed her off even more. “Don’t you dare call me baby or look at me like that. You’re not supposed to be here. I didn’t invite you.”

His blue eyes flicked upward, rigid determination there. “You don’t need to be alone right now. And you damn well shouldn’t be alone out here in the middle of nowhere.” He swung a hand toward the door. “A stiff wind would knock this thing down. What are you thinking?”

Well, that just punched all her bitch buttons. “Thanks for stopping by. It’s been fun. I’m alive and fine. You can go home now. Buh-bye.”

She moved to shut the door, but his hand flew out to block it from closing. “Oh, no you don’t. You can be pissed at me all you want. But if you think I’m leaving you out here like this, let me alleviate you of that notion. Not gonna happen, sunshine.”

Her grip on the door tightened. “What? You gonna drag me out kicking and screaming, Gib? I’ll fucking fight you.”

A muscle in his jaw ticked and he took a step forward. “You know I’m not going to put my hands on you like that. But you either come willingly or you’re going to be staring at my ugly mug until you do.”

Ugly mug was about as far from the truth as possible. Even with dark shadows under his eyes, his hair disheveled from raking fingers, and a wrinkled shirt, he looked like he’d just fallen off the stage of some hot man revue. But she was too ticked off to care about how hot he was. Mostly.

“Leave, Gib.”

“Not unless you come with me.” He ducked under the arm she had braced on the door and strode inside.

“Oh my God.” She spun around, the door swinging shut on its own behind her. “Boundaries, dude. Ever heard of the word?”

“Yep. Can spell it and everything.” Gib crossed his arms over his chest and peered around, examining the place. His gaze landed on the sander and the stripped floor of the adjoining dining room. “Is this what you’ve been up to?”

She groaned. He wasn’t going to go away. That much was clear. And she wasn’t going with him. He really would have to fight her for that. She’d waited too long to take this week off. And she wanted that week spent here. If she could knock out the list of projects she had, she’d be that much closer to having this place livable. “I’m renovating. Despite what ideas you have in that tetosteroned brain of yours, I didn’t run out here because I’m freaking out over what happened last night. I had a vacation planned. I’m going to spend the week here—alone. I just left a few hours early. And I’m fine. I come out here all the time. I have a gun. I have Darcy. No serial killers have bothered me yet.”

Yet. There’s a key word for ya. Friday the 13th Part Thirty-Five could be set here.”

“Gib.”

“Look, I get that you don’t want me here. But you’re not going to convince me everything’s peachy. Your argument would hold more water if it weren’t obvious that you’ve been crying, that you haven’t slept, and that you were completely freaked out when you bolted at the Ranch.”

She gritted her teeth, hoping her steely gaze would make him back the hell off. “I’m. Fine.”

But instead of backing off, he stepped closer, his eyes softening and his hands cupping her shoulders. “I don’t think you are. And that’s cool. Feel whatever you need to feel. You don’t have to hide that from me or be embarrassed. But I need you to forget for a second that you’re mad at me. Forget all that shit at the Ranch. And remember that before anything else, I’m your friend, Sam. And if this were my brother or Pike or Foster acting like a hardheaded, reckless jackass, I would call them out, too. Would you let Tessa do this? Stay out here alone when she’d just been through something fucking traumatic?”

His palms on her shoulders were almost too much. She’d die if he could feel her trembling. But the touch was somehow grounding, too—settling. And she hated to admit he was right. She’d never let Tessa do this. She could come up with ten arguments for why it was a dumb idea. But she couldn’t leave. If she left, her attackers won. They would successfully steal her vacation, change her plans, alter her life. She met Gibson’s gaze, needing him to understand, needing him to hear her. She put her hands over his. “I can’t go, Gib. I won’t. I get what you’re saying, but . . . I need this. Maybe more than anything. I need to be here.”

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imageRoni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.

If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that’s it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

Social Media Links: Website | FacebookTwitter | Goodreads

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Call On Me (A Loving on the Edge Novel) by Roni Loren

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Call On Me by Roni Loren

Publication Date: July 7, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Erotica 

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Oakley Easton wants two things: to be a good mom to her daughter and to ditch her less than ideal night job. Hooking up with bad boy drummer Pike Ryland? Not on the agenda. She needs a promotion. Not sex, tattoos and rock ’n’ roll. Pike isn’t about to let Ms. Prim and Proper shut him down so easily, especially when he stumbles upon Oakley’s sexy night job. She’s only playing a role on those late night calls with strangers, but when he gets her on the line, all bets are off. He won’t stop until that sultry voice is calling his name for real.

But as they move from anonymous fantasies in the dark to the flesh-on-hot-flesh reality of the bedroom, the risk of falling in love becomes all too high. And the safe, quiet world that Oakley’s worked so hard to create is about to be exposed to the one person who could ruin it all.

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I had high expectations for Pike’s book. I loved him in a previous book and couldn’t wait to get my hands on Call On Me. Roni Loren delivered! Call on Me was everything I wanted it to be and more. I devoured the book and fell even more in love with Pike. Call On Me was fun, emotional, and scorching hot. Roni Loren’s Loving on the Edge series keeps getting better and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next. If you haven’t read this series I highly recommend it for erotica lovers looking for well written erotica romances with great stories to go with the heat we look for in erotica. I always want to have a love story and happy ending when I pick up anything in the romance genre and I expect that in erotica as well. This is a great series that delivers that and I highly recommend it.

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

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She startled and stiffened, instantly yanked out of her less than PG thoughts. “What?”

He leaned back in his chair, vague confusion on his face. “I asked if wanted to keep working in that back room? We could rehearse at the studio once they’re close to being ready to record. But until then, it’s probably more trouble than it’s worth to cart everyone over there. It’s not that big of a place.”

“Rehearse in the back room?” she repeated, running the words back in her head to make sense of them. “Oh, right, yes, that’s fine. I’m sorry. I thought you said something else.”

She eyed the small bellini she’d ordered with her meal. Maybe that had been a bad idea. She was hearing things now.

Screw in the bathroom? How the hell had she gotten that out of what he’d said? Of course, now all she could think of was him doing just that—taking her by the elbow and leading her to that dark alcove at the back of the restaurant, pushing her up against that wall with the faded Italian flag on it and putting his hands all over her. She licked her top lip, tasting the sweet remnants of her drink. Pull it together, woman.

Apparently, once her libido had been brave enough to peep its head out, it had decided it was Groundhog Day and needed to run around, declaring spring was coming early. She hated to break the news, but nothing and no one was coming anytime soon.

“What did you think I said?” Pike took a long sip from his drink, his snake charmer eyes never leaving hers

She followed suit, hoping the fruity drink would cool off more than her throat. “Doesn’t matter.”

His lips twitched. “You’re all red.”

“I think it’s the bellini. I don’t drink very often.”

“No way.” His expression turned smug. “You thought I said something dirty, didn’t you?”

“Huh?” She smoothed her napkin in her lap, trying to loosen the tightness in her voice. “No. Why would I think that? You’ve been very professional since we got here—which I appreciate by the way.”

His gaze slid lazily down her body, like butter melting over toast, and goddamn it all to hell, she could feel her nipples go hard and obvious beneath her bra. No wonder he’d figured it out. Her body was waving all kinds of flags in his face. Hey! Over here! Horny girl, booth eight!

“I am capable of being professional, you know,” he said, but his tone was all sex and sin. “I’m also more than happy to turn that off when the occasion calls for it. So why don’t you tell me what you thought you heard and why it’s gotten you all flushed and nervous?”

“I’m not nervous.”

He grinned.

Dammit. She schooled her face into a stoic expression. “The music is too loud in here. I thought you propositioned me to defile the restroom.”

Hie eyebrow ring twitched. “Now you’re just trying to turn me on with those big, stiff words of yours.”

All she heard was big and stiff at first, but she managed to rein in her temporary insanity. “We’re so not going to do this.”

“Well, probably not here, you’re right. I saw those bathrooms. But—“

“No, I mean, any of this. Flirting. Teasing. Whatever this is.”

He leaned onto his forearms, looking all too pleased that he’d gotten a confession out of her. “You got a guy?”

“No,” she said before she could get wise and fib.

“Then why can’t we do this?”

“Because I’m not interested.”

“Liar.”

She huffed. “Are you always this cocky?”

“No, it’s dialed down right now. I can get way worse.”

She stirred her drink. “Not. Possible.”

His lips spread into a menacing smile. “Challenge accepted.”

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imageRoni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.

If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that’s it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

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Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: YOURS ALL ALONG (The Loving on the Edge Series) by Roni Loren

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YOURS ALL ALONG

(The Loving on the Edge Series)

by Roni Loren

Genre: M/M Erotica Romance

 Publication Date: June 16, 2015

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The new Loving on the Edge romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Nothing Between Us turns on the heat between two men who wonder how much they’re willing to risk in the name of love.

Four years after an accident tore their friendship apart, Hunter and Devon are living separate lives. Hunter is now the all-America hero—a congressman’s son and a pro pitcher in Houston preparing to marry his beauty-queen girlfriend. Devon is in Dallas running a new restaurant.

But when Hunter unexpectedly shows up in Devon’s bar, Devon can’t turn him away. Damn it if the man isn’t still gorgeous. But engaged? Hell no. All he’s doing for Devon is bringing back memories of their college-roommate days, and the night their relationship went too far. Turns out Hunter has never forgotten it either.

Now Devon can’t help but be drawn in all over again by the only guy who’s ever gotten close enough to break his heart. Maybe one more night together would be enough for both of them to finally move on. Or maybe one night will change everything…

  

“But first . . .” Phil said, wincing a bit. “I have one more customer who requested to see the manager.”

“Ah, fuck.” One more complaint tonight and Devon might lose it. “Where?”

Phil pointed to a booth near the front window. “Big guy in the baseball cap. He’s nearly polished off a bottle of cabernet, so be warned.”

Great. Only thing worse than an unhappy customer was a ranting, drunk one.

Devon swallowed another sip of his own drink, then headed toward the corner booth. The guy’s back was to him, and he seemed to be staring out the window at the cars passing by on the downtown street. The flatbread he’d ordered was sitting mostly untouched in the center of the table.

Damn, Bryce couldn’t have managed to screw up a simple pizza, could he? Devon squeezed between two empty tables and straightened his suit jacket before stepping around to face the man, an apology poised on his lips. “Sir, how can I help—?”

But the question died in the air as the man looked up from beneath the bill of his ball cap. Dark, soulful eyes stared back at Devon from a face he knew better than his own. Any cogent response melted right out of his ears. “Jesus Christ.”

Hunter looked Devon up and down, his brows knitting in that way that indicated alcohol-blurred thoughts. “Wow, you look . . . important.”

Devon couldn’t help taking his own eyeful. Shaggy black hair peeking out from beneath the cap, tight T-shirt spread over shoulders and pecs honed for top athletic performance—a body Devon had ogled way too many times when he and Hunter had shared a room in the frat house.

“And you look . . .” Fucking amazing. Perfect. Even better than on TV. “Drunk. What the hell are you doing here, Hunt?”

His grin was lazy, lopsided. “I’m on vacation.” He raised a finger to his mouth. “Shh, don’t tell anyone. Top secret.”

Devon braced his hands on the table and sank onto the bench seat on the other side of the booth, not sure his legs were going to continue to hold him up. “Vacation?”

Hunter lifted his glass. “You know I haven’t had alcohol in four years.”

Four years. Which was exactly how long it’d been since Devon had last seen him. He tried to take a breath, but the room seemed to have less air in it than a moment before. He ran through the reasons why Hunter could possibly be here right now. Drinking. In his bar.

The guy had become the poster child of clean living after college. And over the last few years, the sports media had nearly canonized him for the turnaround. The congressman’s son. The stellar pitcher. The all-American guy with the beauty queen girlfriend.

Not that Devon had been paying attention. Or recording every game he pitched.

God, he was pathetic.

He cleared his throat, trying to come up with something to say. “Why are you drinking now?”

Hunter pointed at him, his finger wavering. “Good question.”

He followed up with a sage nod like he’d explained everything.

Fuck. The guy was hammered. The waitress probably hadn’t blinked at letting Hunter order a few glasses. He was big and broad—a guy who looked able to handle his liquor. But Hunter’s tolerance had always been low, and if he’d been sober for four years, that would only have made it worse. Devon grabbed the stem of Hunter’s half-empty glass, moved it to the side, and then replaced the spot in front of him with the flatbread. “You need to eat something, big man.”

The old nickname rolled off of Dev’s tongue before he caught it, and Hunter stiffened. Sober awareness flickered in his dark eyes, as if the words had snapped him temporarily from the wine haze. He shook his head. “Need to go.”

He shifted as if to stand, but Devon jumped up and put a firm hand on Hunter’s shoulder, pushing him back down. Their gazes locked for a moment, Devon looming over Hunter, the position dragging him back to memories he didn’t want to access right now, fantasies he’d conjured since. He shook them off and cleared his throat. “No way. You’re not going anywhere.”

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You can also read Chapter 1 on Roni Loren’s site here: http://www.roniloren.com/yours-all-along

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 Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.

If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that’s it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

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Review & Giveaway: Nice Girls Don’t Ride by Roni Loren

 

Nice Girls Don’t Ride by Roni Loren

Publication Date: April 21, 2015

 

SYNOPSIS

In this erotically charged novella by the New York Times bestselling author of Call on Me, Nothing Between Us, and Not Until You two strangers take an asphalt-burning ride into the wildest night of their lives…

Natalie Bourne thinks she has the perfect night planned for her twenty-first birthday. But when her car breaks down and her boyfriend bails on her, she’s left stranded in an auto shop dealing with a way too cocky, way too hot mechanic, who seems to be intent on pushing every button she has.

Monroe Hawkins knows he shouldn’t be messing with a girl from the uppity private college. Especially when he can tell she sees him as the help. But he’s having trouble resisting the redhead with the smart mouth and the killer legs. So when Natalie’s night goes from bad to worse, there’s no way he’s letting her spend her birthday alone. He makes her a deal–he’ll take her home but not until the sun comes up.

Ten hours, one motorcycle, and the city of Austin at their fingertips…things are about to take a major detour. And soon, there may be no U-turn in sight.


REVIEW

Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori

5 Stars


I loved it! Nice Girls Don’t Ride was just so much fun! It was thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. I couldn’t put it down and I want to read it again. This novella is a quick read, but it’s action packed and it’s a complete story. Natalie and Monroe’s story was fun, exciting and the romance was scorching hot. I highly recommend this book for readers looking for a romance that will leave you smiling and feeling great when it ends. I love Roni Loren’s writing style. If you haven’t read any of her books this would be a great one to start with since it’s priced low and it’s a quick read. Grab this one and if you love it as much as I do check out her other erotica romance series, Loving on the Edge. It’s awesome too.


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Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.

If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that’s it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

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