Review: DEVOTED TO LOVE: A Devoted Lovers Novel by Shayla Black

 

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DEVOTED TO LOVE: A Devoted Lovers Novel, Book 2 by Shayla Black

Publication Date: July 2, 2019

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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C8E7857A-5A53-4C8C-B60D-D21A535B0BDFHe was sent to guard her body… he didn’t expect her to steal his heart.

Her sister’s wedding was hardly the place to find a hook up, but after one look at friend-of-the-groom and special operative Josiah Grant, small-town Texas beauty Magnolia West immediately fell in lust. After a stunningly sensual night together, Maggie is prepared for the two of them to go their separate ways. After all, she’s not a happily-ever-after kind of girl. But Josiah—and danger—change her plans.

Josiah isn’t looking for love…but Maggie rouses his body and stirs his heart like no other woman. She’s got a rocky romantic past, and a smart man would steer clear. But when the murder quotient in Kendall County rises and all signs point to a mysterious group nearby who have been harassing Maggie’s family, he can’t leave her unprotected—especially when he realizes he’s fallen hard for her.

As tension mounts and the menace closes in, Josiah will do anything to prove to Maggie that their love is real…but can they stay alive long enough to share it?

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Donna review 4.5 stars

This was my first Devoted Lovers book and I had no problems keeping up with the characters. The beginning started like any other “meet at a wedding” trope, but the hints of upcoming danger added a nice edge. The smoking hot sex scenes also built onto the growing tension. Josiah is a Dom, but that didn’t overshadow their relationship or the story, rather it added a lusty heat to the bedroom. I connected with both characters to a point – I didn’t quite feel the love between them, only the lust and like. That didn’t ruin the story for me as their relationship and trust did build despite Maggie’s on-again/off-again behavior. (The “due to their pasts, they were both leery of any type of relationship, but powerless to stay away from each other” angle.) As for the antagonists in the cult, thankfully they weren’t completely stereotypical, instead showing a nice depth to their evil. I enjoyed this read and can’t wait for the next installment.

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

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imageShayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold well over a million copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

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Spotlight, Review & Giveaway: HOLDING ON TIGHTER: Wicked Lovers Series by Shayla Black

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HOLDING ON TIGHTER: Wicked Lovers Series by Shayla Black

Publication Date: February 7, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Erotica

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img_6527In this seductive new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Falling in Deeper, mixing business with pleasure can be a dangerous proposition…

Jolie Quinn is a woman in charge. Her no-nonsense attitude has made her a rising star in the fashion world and her brand a household name among the Dallas elite. Nothing will stop her from achieving her goals—not even the gorgeous British security contractor who seems just as interested in seeing her personal assets as he is in protecting her professional ones.

After a tragedy left him broken, Heath Powell made a rule of staying unattached. But Jolie challenges him in a way he can’t ignore, and he isn’t used to backing down from a confrontation—especially when the reward for winning could feel so good. As passion blazes between them, the stubborn, confident beauty arouses more than his desire. She touches his heart.

When a mysterious enemy threatens Jolie and her company, Heath is the only person Jolie can trust to help. But working with him to save her business might put her dangerously at risk of falling in love…

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Cori 4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed this hot new release in Shayla Black’s Wicked Lovers Series. HOLDING ON TIGHTER is the twelfth book in the series and while some of the characters show up throughout the series, each book is a standalone that features different main characters. I always prefer to read a series in order, but you can read these books in any order and be fine. HOLDING ON TIGHTER is a scorching hot romance with some suspense. It took me a while to warm up to the heroine and Heath did a few things that annoyed me, but I understood why by the end of the book. Who doesn’t love a sexy Brit? Yum! I recommend this book for romantic suspense/ erotica lovers. When I’m in the mood for erotica romance that has a suspenseful storyline I reach for one of Shayla Black’s books. Her books always satisfy my addiction.

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

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Heath jerked back to face her and leaned in so close their noses nearly touched. “Am I wrong?”
She refused to stroll down that memory lane. “Does it matter?”
“I daresay it does. But we’ll come back to that. If you were merely mistrustful of men, you would have waited until tomorrow and delivered a well-placed warning to keep me away from your sister.
Instead, you came after me. And when you found me with another woman, your temper flared. If I merely lived up to your expectations of being a womanizing prick, that shouldn’t make you angry at all, simply smug at being right. But you were livid. I doubt all that displeasure is on your sister’s behalf. In fact, I suspect, Ms. Quinn, that you have more than a passing interest in me. You were jealous.”
Apprehension raced through her veins. He was uncomfortably close to the truth. “You’re egotistical.”
“But I’m right.” He gave her a tight smile. “For the record, if I intended to disregard policy and pursue a woman in the office, I wouldn’t bother with your sister. As you say, she’s naive and provides no challenge. But you . . . You would be far more interesting. Pretty, strong, smart, not easily bendable. Color me intrigued.”
She tensed. “I’m your boss.”
“Temporarily. We’re both adults. Surely neither of us are prone to torrid emotional attachments. We could keep business separate from personal, couldn’t we?”
Normally, she’d say yes. But working with him constantly buzzing around her, asking questions, and watching her every move had already dented her focus. “I have no intention of becoming your next conquest.”
“I never planned to pursue you.”
Jolie wondered why, then dismissed the question as she buttoned her red coat. “Perfect. There’s nothing left to say except I’m sorry for intruding on your evening. I hope we can forget this by morning.”
She had to get out of here. She’d overplayed her hand and needed to regroup, to think about how to treat him tomorrow. The last thing she wanted was for Heath Powell to decide she was a challenge he should convert into his next bed partner after all. Normally, the sexual urges of a man wouldn’t concern her unless she was interested. If so, she found a way to have him for a night or two, then ended it.
Something told her that nothing with Heath would ever be that simple.
But when Jolie turned her back on him and headed for the parking lot, he snaked an arm around her middle and pulled her against his big, steely body. “I never planned to pursue you . . . but I’ve changed my mind.”

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imageShayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold well over a million copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

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Release Blitz: The Edge of Dominance (The Doms of Her Life) by Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob, Isabella LaPearl

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The Edge of Dominance (The Doms of Her Life) by Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob, Isabella LaPearl

Publication Date: September 13, 2016

Genre: Erotica/ Contemporary Romance

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04-TEOD-v6Since Macen “Hammer” Hammerman shares the bond he’s long craved with Raine Kendall and his best friend, Liam O’Neill, he should be looking forward to a bright future. But a vengeful force from the past returns to cast a long shadow. As Hammer reels from a bombshell that exhumed struggles he’d buried after his late wife’s passing, he learns her death may not be ruled a suicide after all.

Worse, a figure from Raine’s childhood surfaces, determined to rip her away for good. As the threats against the trio multiply, Hammer must confront his demons while leaning on Liam to keep their new family intact. But with emotions running high and forces mounting against them, can their love survive so they can finally live happily ever after?

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ABOUT SHAYLA BLACK:

 Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold well over a million copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

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ABOUT JENNA JACOB:

Bestselling author Jenna Jacob paints a canvas of passion, romance, and humor as her Alpha men and the feisty women who love them unravel their souls and heal their scars to find their happily-ever-after kind of love. Heart-tugging, captivating, and steamy, Jenna’s books will surely leave you breathless and craving more.

A mom of four grown children, Jenna and her Alpha-Hunk husband live in Kansas. Jenna loves books, Harleys, music, and camping. Jenna’s zany sense of humor and lack of filter exemplify her motto: Live. Laugh. Love.

Meet the wild and wicked family in her sultry series: The Doms of Genesis. Or become spellbound by the searing love connection between Raine, Hammer, and Liam in her continuing saga: The Doms of Her Life (co-written with the amazing Shayla Black and Isabella La Pearl). Journey with couples struggling to resolve their pasts to discover unbridled love and devotion in Jenna’s new contemporary series: Passionate Hearts.

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ABOUT ISABELLA LAPEARL

Hello Friends! My name is Isabella and I write sexy, erotic romance. I’m a wife, mother, writer, reader and I love to ride my motorcycle.

To say it’s been an extraordinary journey thus far would be an understatement…what a rush! What a thrill to realize dreams and see them go from a seed to fruition. So for all you aspiring Authors who like me, have a fire inside that burns brightly and demands to be sated by writing… Never give up.

Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: FALLING IN DEEPER: Wicked Lovers Series by Shayla Black

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FALLING IN DEEPER: Wicked Lovers Series by Shayla Black

Publication Date: July 5, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Erotica

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After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she turns to the last man she should trust—a stranger with a history of violence and an intoxicating sexuality she can’t refuse…

Though strong-armed into locating Lily to help put away a drug lord, ex-con Stone Sutter isn’t anyone’s snitch. When he finds the terrified beauty, he vows to keep her safe—but he isn’t sure he has the strength to shield her from his own desires.

As an unquenchable fire sparks between them, Lily’s tormentor stalks ever closer, and she must overcome her darkest fear to survive. Can she trust the bond she and Stone have formed as they’re falling in deeper?

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Cori 5 Stars

Another exciting Shayla Black book that kept me up all night flipping the pages. I love this series! If I’m in the mood for erotica romance that has a suspenseful storyline I reach for one of Shayla Black’s books. Falling in Deeper is the eleventh book in Shayla Black’s Wicked Lover series and while some of the characters show up throughout the series each book is a standalone that features different main characters. I prefer to read a series in order but you can read these books in any order and be fine.

Falling in Deeper is an emotional love story that includes scorching hot romance, danger, mystery and suspense. The BDSM is wrapped into the story without taking over. We get a great romantic suspense with the hotness. I love when a storyline can keep me guessing and surprise me like this one. I loved Lily and Stone together. Shayla Black’s writing style makes me feel like I’m immersed in her book with the characters. The characters become real and she describes the places in a way that makes me feel like I’m there.

I highly recommend this book for romantic suspense/ erotica  lovers. I can’t get enough of these books and can’t wait for the next release.

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

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“No.” She shook her head adamantly. “Let me go.”
“Don’t leave.”
“I have to.”
“I know you think you’re in danger. Someone from your past, right? You don’t want him to catch you or put anyone you care about at risk.”
Her big eyes widened with surprise. “How did you—”
“I was born but it wasn’t yesterday, baby. Let me help you.” He reached for her.
“How do I know you’re not involved? You seem to understand this situation pretty well and you just got out of prison.” She stood and gripped her tote, then began backing away. “Don’t come near me.”
Stone sent her a reassuring stare. “I have nothing to do with anyone trying to scare you. Hell, Jack Cole got me out of prison to help solve a cyber crime.”
“Did Axel know that?”
“No.
“Then I don’t trust you.”
Clearly she’d been deeply attached to Axel, and that made Stone jealous as hell. “If you don’t believe anything else, then believe I’m here to help you.”
Lily shook her head and gathered her scattered belongings again. “It’s not that simple. You don’t understand how ruthless this monster is. It’s better if I go. Tell Thorpe and Axel I said good-bye,” she choked out. “Thank them for everything.”
When she tried to dash past him, he snagged her arm, holding her just tight enough to make her stay. “Baby, let me help you.”
“You can’t. Besides, you look at me like you’d ultimately want sex in return. I don’t like it and I’m no good at it.”
“Whoa.” He held up his hands. “I never said anything about an exchange of protection for sex.”
She kept on as if he hadn’t spoken. “Sometimes in bed I freak out or cry or . . . God, I need to stop babbling and get out of town.”
As Lily darted for her car, Stone filed away that assessment of her sexual prowess and blocked her path. “Don’t run. No strings. I promise.”
“Then why would you bother?”
Stone tried to think through his answer fast. The truth—that he needed her to testify—
would scare the hell out of her right now. He certainly couldn’t tell her that he wanted her so badly it was fucking with his brainpan because that would freak her out, too. Unfortunately, that didn’t leave him with much. “I can’t stand to see you terrified, and I promised Thorpe I’d keep you safe.”
“If you don’t want sex, you feel sorry for me, and I can’t handle that. Just let me go before this guy finds you with me. He’ll kill you. He’ll kill us both.”

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imageShayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold well over a million copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

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Spotlight & Review: BIG EASY TEMPTATION: The Perfect Gentlemen Series by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake

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BIG EASY TEMPTATION: The Perfect Gentlemen Series by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake

Publication Date: May 3, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Romantic Suspense

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imageThe New York Times bestselling authors of the Masters of Ménage series present the third scintillating novel featuring the privileged, wealthy, wild men of Creighton Academy—the Perfect Gentlemen.

Years ago, Naval officer Dax Spencer and NCIS agent Holland Kirk indulged in a steamy affair—until she betrayed him in the wake of his father’s death. Dax tried to put her behind him with a payback of his own. But he never forgot Holland…

Now, as Dax and his fellow Perfect Gentlemen unravel a web of lies, he discovers his family’s tragedy is part of a much larger conspiracy. Soon, all clues point him back to New Orleans…where Holland waits, protecting her deadly secret and holding a torch for the only man she’s ever loved.

Once reunited, they can’t fight the passion flaring hot and wild. But something sinister lurks around every corner, from the elegance of the Garden district to the beauty of the bayou. Dax and Holland may find their way back to each other—if they survive…

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Cori 5 Stars

Big Easy Temptation is my new series favorite! I loved it! It’s one of those books you end up staying up all night reading because you can’t put it down and that’s exactly what I did. Big Easy Temptation is the third book in Shayla Black and Lexi Blake’s Perfect Gentlemen series and I recommend reading the first two books before picking up this one. While they can be read as standalones each book is about a different gentleman in a group of powerful men that met in boarding school. I love all of Shayla Black and Lexi Blake’s Perfect Gentlemen in this series but Dax *fans face* is the perfect man. He’s ultimate alpha male hero material. Holland Kirk and Dax Spencer’s story is a second chance romance full of hot romance and page turning suspense. I recommend this book for romantic suspense lovers that want a hot love story with the thrills of a great suspense story. I can’t wait to read the rest of the Perfect Gentlemen’s stories. This series is on my favorites list and I can’t wait to see what happens next in the next release.

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✦The Perfect Gentlemen Series by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake✦
✦Book 1: SCANDAL NEVER SLEEPS ➢ Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2R4 | Amazon http://amzn.to/1JcuMz4
✦Book 2: SEDUCTION IN SESSION ➢ Review 4.5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3×8 | Amazon http://amzn.to/1Ncv0mp
✦Book 3: BIG EASY TEMPTATION ➢ Amazon http://amzn.to/1moadoU

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imageABOUT SHAYLA BLACK

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold well over a million copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

Shayla’s Links: Website | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon

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ABOUT LEXI BLAKE

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem. 

Her first novel, Their Virgin Captive: Masters of Ménage, Book 1, was a collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black. There are six more books available in the series: Their Virgin’s Secret, Their Virgin Concubine, Their Virgin Princess, Their Virgin Hostage, Their Virgin Secretary, and Their Virgin Mistress.

 In addition to the Masters of Ménage series, she is the author of the Masters and Mercenaries series. The first nine novels, The Dom Who Loved Me, The Men with the Golden Cuffs, A Dom is Forever, On Her Master’s Secret Service, Love and Let Die, Dungeon Royale, A View to a Thrill, You Only Love Twice, and Master No are available now, along with the novellas Sanctum, Unconditional, Dungeon Games, Cherished, Luscious, Adored, and Just One Taste. The tenth novel, From Sanctum with Love, is coming February 23, 2016, along with a new novella, Devoted, on April 12, 2016.

In 2013, Lexi also began releasing her urban fantasy series, Thieves. The full series, Steal the Light, Steal the Day, Steal the Moon, Steal the Sun, and Steal the Night, are available now on Amazon. The first two books in a spin-off of the series, Ripper and Addict, were released in 2015. Look for Sleeper, the next book in the spin-off series, to be released in Fall of 2016.

 Lexi again collaborated with Shayla Black in a new series The Perfect Gentlemen. The first book, Scandal Never Sleeps, is now available. Book two, Seduction in Session, will release on January 5, 2016, followed by book three, Big Easy Temptation, on May 3, 2016.

Lexi’s Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon

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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)
►YouTube Sylvia Day Announcement: https://youtu.be/KikiQ7WrbDQ
►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
| Reading Order Lists: http://wp.me/P3d0RZ-AF

✦REAPER’S FIRE by Joanna Wylde (Contemporary Romance) (Releasing 06/28/16) ➢
Cover Reveal: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3xS | Kindle $5.99: http://amzn.to/1SAZswv | Amazon PBK $12.96: http://amzn.to/1OPlDcb | iBooks: http://apple.co/1JUbzxl | B&N: http://bit.ly/1mzrJaD | Kobo: http://bit.ly/1Uu6bXu | Amazon Series Link: http://amzn.to/1OPnuOl

✦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

Spotlight & Review: SEDUCTION IN SESSION (The Perfect Gentlemen) by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake

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Seduction in Session (The Perfect Gentlemen, Book 2) by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake

Publication Date: January 5, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Romantic Suspense

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Recruited into the CIA at a young age, Connor Sparks knows how dirty the world can be. Only when he’s with his friends can he find some peace. So when an anonymous journalist threatens one of the Perfect Gentlemen, Connor vows to take down the person behind the computer, by whatever means necessary—even if it means posing as his target’s bodyguard.

Publishing a tabloid revealing Washington’s most subversive scandals has earned Lara Armstrong the ire of the political scene—and a slew of death threats.  To keep herself from ending up a headline, Lara hires a bodyguard, a man as handsome as he is lethal.

When the bullets start to fly, Lara is surprised to find herself in Connor’s arms. But as they begin to unravel a mystery that just might bring down the White House, Lara is devastated when she discovers Connor’s true identity—and finds herself at the mercy of forces who will stop at nothing to advance their deadly agenda.

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Cori 4.5 Stars

Seduction in Session is another sexy thrill ride in Shayla Black and Lexi Blake’s Perfect Gentlemen series. Seduction in Session is book 2 in the series and I recommend reading the first book, Scandal Never Sleep, before picking up this one. Each book is about a different gentlemen in a group of powerful men that met in boarding school and I love them all! Connor and Lara’s story was incredible! It had passion, mystery, and all the feels. I recommend this book for romantic suspense lovers that want a hot love story with the mystery. I can’t wait to read the rest of the Gentlemen’s stories. This series is a favorite and I can’t wait to see what Shayla Black and Lexi Blake have in store for us next.

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

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“What belongs to me? Be specific. I want the words.”
“My pussy belongs to you. I belong to you. No matter what I do, I know I belong to you. I love you. I love you so much, Connor.” She poured her heart into those words, willing him to believe her.
“And I belong to you. No matter what I fucking do. You remember that. You take those words and memorize them because no matter what happens, they’re true and they’re going to stay true. I won’t let you take them back. Ever.”
She wouldn’t want to. “I love you.”
“That means everything to me, princess.” He withdrew his fingers and gripped her hips. She felt his erection probe between her thighs. “I’ve never wanted anything the way I want you. Remember that, too.”
She couldn’t reply because the head of his cock breached her in one hard thrust. He didn’t ease into her or give her time to adjust. He gave her every inch he had, holding her hips and forcing himself inside her. She was invaded and dominated. He controlled and conquered. A shock of tingles rolled through her body. She whimpered.
“Push back against me,” he commanded.
She thrust back and tossed her head at the feel of him sliding in to the hilt. It was almost too much. He held himself steady, and his left hand slid up to her breasts. He shoved the bra above her mounds and cupped her as he pulled out and stroked back in. He thumbed her nipple then gave it a twist.
“Never again, Lara. I swear to god if you lie to me again, I won’t be responsible for what I do to you. I’ll tie you to the bed and I won’t ever let you leave again. Your whole life will be about taking my cock. You won’t see the fucking outside world. You’ll spend every day on your back and your knees and any other way that pleases me.”
She found him endlessly amusing when he was angry. Somehow she couldn’t see him actually turning her into a sex slave, but she was sure in the moment it seemed like a viable option to him.
He twisted her nipple again, and a pleasurable pain shimmered through her. She responded before he could do it again. “Yes, Connor. I won’t see the light of day. I understand.”
“I’ll chain you to me, Lara.” He anchored his hands back on her hips as he thrust in and out of her body in rough, rhythmic strokes. “I won’t let you leave my sight. Fuck, you feel so good.”
She let her head fall back, giving over to the euphoria of having Connor inside her. He was so big. When he filled her, she always had a moment when she wasn’t sure she could handle it, but she ached to try. And once she succeeded in accommodating every inch of him . . . She groaned. There was nothing like it. There was certainly no one like him.
He caressed every bit of her skin that he could reach, her breasts and her belly, the curves of her waist and hips, before he found her clitoris again and strummed it—fucking her with force all the while.
Lara pressed back against him. If she hadn’t, the strength of his thrusts would have sent her headfirst into the wall. Still, he didn’t hold back. He simply picked up the pace and she moved with him. The push and pull of his strokes formed a rhythm she sank into. Over and over his cock sank deep before he dragged back out, sensitizing her flesh and drawing her to the edge.
She groaned as he toyed with her clitoris in earnest now.
“I can’t hold out. You feel so good. You’re so hot and tight around me. Come for me, princess.”

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~*~*~*CHECK OUT BOOK 1*~*~*~
SCANDAL NEVER SLEEPS (The Perfect Gentlemen, Book 1) by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake
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imageABOUT SHAYLA BLACK

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold well over a million copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

Shayla’s Links: Website | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon

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ABOUT LEXI BLAKE

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem. 

Her first novel, Their Virgin Captive: Masters of Ménage, Book 1, was a collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black. There are six more books available in the series: Their Virgin’s Secret, Their Virgin Concubine, Their Virgin Princess, Their Virgin Hostage, Their Virgin Secretary, and Their Virgin Mistress.

 In addition to the Masters of Ménage series, she is the author of the Masters and Mercenaries series. The first nine novels, The Dom Who Loved Me, The Men with the Golden Cuffs, A Dom is Forever, On Her Master’s Secret Service, Love and Let Die, Dungeon Royale, A View to a Thrill, You Only Love Twice, and Master No are available now, along with the novellas Sanctum, Unconditional, Dungeon Games, Cherished, Luscious, Adored, and Just One Taste. The tenth novel, From Sanctum with Love, is coming February 23, 2016, along with a new novella, Devoted, on April 12, 2016.

In 2013, Lexi also began releasing her urban fantasy series, Thieves. The full series, Steal the Light, Steal the Day, Steal the Moon, Steal the Sun, and Steal the Night, are available now on Amazon. The first two books in a spin-off of the series, Ripper and Addict, were released in 2015. Look for Sleeper, the next book in the spin-off series, to be released in Fall of 2016.

 Lexi again collaborated with Shayla Black in a new series The Perfect Gentlemen. The first book, Scandal Never Sleeps, is now available. Book two, Seduction in Session, will release on January 5, 2016, followed by book three, Big Easy Temptation, on May 3, 2016.

Lexi’s Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon

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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

 

Review: Wicked for You: Wicked Lovers Series by Shayla Black

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Wicked for You: Wicked Lovers Series by Shayla Black

Publication Date: October 6, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Erotica

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Now, six years later, Mystery is grown, with a flourishing career and a full life—but she’s still stuck on Axel. Disguised, she propositions him in a bar, and the night they spend together is beyond her wildest dreams. Mystery steels herself to walk away—except the sheets are barely cold when her past comes back to haunt her.

Once he realizes Mystery isn’t the stranger he thought, Axel is incensed and intrigued. But when it’s clear she’s in danger, he doesn’t hesitate to become her protector—and her lover—again. And as the two uncover a secret someone is willing to kill for, Axel is determined to claim Mystery’s heart before a murderer silences her for good.

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Wow this was a fun read! I loved how Ms. Black melded the BDSM romance seamlessly into the exciting story. I never once felt that anything was forced. Her characters had a nice depth to them so that you cared and became vested into the dangerous mystery. And that mystery kept me guessing through the whole book. I’ll add that I’m not always a fan of the ‘go back in time reminiscing’ but that was a great story in itself that added so much to the book. This book had it all; scorching hot romance, danger, intrigue and mystery. It covered all my wants.

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

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Author Series Link: http://shaylablack.com/collection/wicked-lovers

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imageShayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold well over a million copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Spotlight, Review & Giveaway: SCANDAL NEVER SLEEPS (The Perfect Gentlemen, Book 1) by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake

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SCANDAL NEVER SLEEPS
(The Perfect Gentlemen, Book 1)
by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake

Publication Date: August 18, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Romantic Suspense

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imageThey are the Perfect Gentlemen of Creighton Academy: privileged, wealthy, powerful friends with a wild side. But a deadly scandal is about to tear down their seemingly ideal lives…

Maddox Crawford’s sudden death sends Gabriel Bond reeling. Not only is he burying his best friend, he’s cleaning up Mad’s messes, including his troubled company. Grieving and restless, Gabe escapes his worries in the arms of a beautiful stranger. But his mind-blowing one-night stand is about to come back to haunt him…

Mad groomed Everly Parker to be a rising star in the executive world. Now that he’s gone, she’s sure her job will be the next thing she mourns, especially after she ends up accidentally sleeping with her new boss. If only their night together hadn’t been so incendiary—or Gabe like a fantasy come true…

As Gabe and Everly struggle to control the heated tension between them, they discover evidence that Mad’s death was no accident. Now they must bank their smoldering passions to hunt down a murderer—because Mad had secrets that someone was willing to kill for, and Gabe or Everly could be the next target…

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I’m hooked! Scandal Never Sleeps had everything I look for in great story! It was a sexy thrill ride with a mystery that kept me guessing. Scandal Never Sleeps is the first book in Shayla Black and Lexi Blake’s new series The Perfect Gentlemen. The series will feature a group of powerful men than met in boarding school. I love the characters and  I’m excited about all the possibilities for the future books in this series.  I can’t wait to read each Perfect Gentlemen’s story. In this first book, Scandal Never Sleep, Gabriel Bond and Everly heat up the pages and work together to uncover a mystery. I recommend this book for romantic suspense lovers that want a hot love story with the mystery. This series is a new favorite and I’ll be stalking the next release!

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

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“What are your plans tonight, Eve?”
That was a loaded question. Her current plan included going to a lonely apartment where she could worry about her future and try to figure out if someone had murdered her friend. She could be alone with her fear and doubt . . . but she didn’t really want to. “I was getting ready to leave. What about you?”
“So was I. I thought I’d get some dinner before I called it a night. I don’t think the food here is going to be any good. Giovanni’s is one block over. Italian might be nice. I can promise you won’t have any trouble getting a glass of wine there.”
“You’re asking me out?” It was a little surreal. She saw much more attractive women still in the bar. Why had he chosen her? Maybe he liked a curvier girl. Some guys did.
His face settled into a polite mask. “I don’t know that I would call it a date.”
“What would you call it, then?”
He stepped closer, into her personal space. “Eve, I want to be honest with you.”
Eve. She wasn’t Everly to Gabriel. Which meant that he didn’t expect her to be a good, polite girl. She didn’t have to be shy about what she wanted.
She stood a bit taller and met his beautiful blue eyes. She could see the five‑o’clock shadow darkening his jaw and wondered what it would feel like to brush her fingertips over his face, to run her thumb across that full bottom lip of his. “Honesty is good.”
She wasn’t being entirely honest with him, but it didn’t matter. They were sharing a moment out of time. She wouldn’t see him again. She didn’t even know his last name.
“I’m looking for an escape tonight. I can find it in the bottom of a bottle or I can take you out of here and try to make us both feel good. Why don’t you let me buy you dinner and plead my case?”
He was asking her to sleep with him. A one-night stand. She’d never had one. She’d slept with two men in her whole life, and they’d both been her boyfriends. Sex had been all right, but something about the look in Gabriel’s eyes told her this would be far better.
He wanted to escape. She wasn’t sure from what, but she glimpsed a world of worries and sorrow in his expression that drew her. She understood loss and longing. She knew what it meant to need a few hours of escape. Hadn’t she been wanting that herself?
A single memory pierced her in that moment. Two days before he died, Maddox had shaken his head over her nonexistent dating life. He’d tried to persuade her to let him set her up on a blind date, but she’d said she didn’t have time. She’d needed to get some reports done and go through the purchase orders on the new hard drives and security systems. He’d rolled those piercing eyes of his.
You need to live a little. Your whole life can’t be spent behind a computer screen. Life is often about taking risks. Sometimes you have to leave yourself to figure out who you really are.
She didn’t have to be herself. Not tonight.
“Kiss me.” The words were out of her mouth before she could stop them. She was never bold or brazen when it came to men. She’d never demanded anything sexually of a lover, but she wanted Gabriel to kiss her. She wanted to see if that spark she felt translated to something truly physical.
She expected some discussion, and when he hesitated, she was more than willing to admit that she’d been hasty. Everly was about to shake her head and try to laugh the incident off when he cupped her face and his body brushed hers. He tilted her head up and his mouth descended.
Soft. His lips were soft on hers. Gentle. He moved with predatory grace. His fingers sank into her hair, and her hands seemed to naturally find the lean muscles at his waist. Even through his crisp dress shirt, she could feel the heat of his body. It practically poured off him and into her, warming her skin and making her come to life.
He was gentle, but Everly knew precisely who was in charge. His lips locked onto hers, leading her. A little tug on her hair told her which way he wanted her to move.
Everything about him—scent,taste, feel—made her melt. She forgot where she was, forgot that they were in public. The noise of the bar receded until all she could hear was her own heart beating furiously in her ears. Nothing mattered at all but the feel of his body under her hands, the masterful way he moved her.
“Is that what you wanted, Eve?” He breathed the words against her mouth. “You wanted to see if I can kiss? I can give you more. I don’t simply want to kiss your lips. I want to strip you down and find out if you’re as sweet and soft everywhere as you look. I want to run my tongue over your skin until I memorize how you taste. I want to kiss you so long and hard that you’ll forget you were ever kissed before.” He lifted his head up and dragged in a breath. “So what do you say? Will you have dinner with me?”
She swallowed. His words made everything but her need fall away. “It’s not dinner I’m interested in anymore.”

Posted by arrangement with Berkley Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © Shelley Bradley, LLC and DLZ Entertainment LLC, 2015.

 

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imageShayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty sizzling contemporary, erotic, paranormal and historical romances. Shayla has received or been nominated for the Passionate Plume, the Holt Medallion, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence and the National Readers Choice Award. She lives in Texas with her family. Visit her online at shaylablack.com, facebook.com/ShaylaBlackAuthor

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. Lexi lives in North Texas with her family. Visit her online at LexiBlack.net.

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