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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Excerpt: GABE by Leigh James!


EXCERPT NUMBER ONE: This is at the beginning of the book, when Gabe and Lauren get some terrible news.
I woke up and rolled over, stretching, my limbs loose and relaxed as I pulled Laurens warm body closer. Her soft moan brought back memories of last night, when Id blindfolded her and tied her up.
Among other things.
I grinned against her bare skin as she slept. Lauren Taylor, reigning queen of the biotech industry and, until quite recently, a very uptight virgin, had been letting her wild side out to play lately. I trailed my fingers down her side, wondering if shed be up for an encore performance this morning.
My phone rang, and I grabbed it, hoping she would sleep awhile longer. On the caller ID, I saw Timmys number. Id thought Laurens security guard was asleep in the guesthouse next door. Because he never called to chat, I said, Whats the matter?
Mr. Betts, weve had a breach.
I jumped out of bed. Is someone here? At the house?
No, sir. Not here. Im afraid its worseits Hannah.
Hannah was Laurens younger sister. What?
Someones taken her.
What?
Someone kidnapped her from Laurens house. I just got the call.
Lauren sat up and rubbed her eyes.
I needed to stay calm for her sake. What about the security guards?
They shot the two guards outside. They also shot Weshe was in the house with Hannah.
Wesley was Hannahs bodyguard and boyfriend.
Fuck. Did anyone make it?
Laurens head whipped around. Whats going on?
I motioned for her to hang on.
Wes is the only guard who made it, Timmy said. Hes at the ER right nowI dont know what his condition is, except its bad. But Hannahs alive, thank God. The security tape shows them leaving with her.
Have you talked to the police?
Theyre at the scene. Do you want me to go too?
Sit tight for right now. Call Paragon and let security know what happened. Ill talk to Lauren and call you back.
What happened?
I sat down and took her hand. That was Timmy. There was a security breach at your house. Someone broke in and took Hannah. They shot the guards and Wesley, but hes alive. Hes in the ER.
Her face went blank, as if the information didnt compute. Im sorry? What?
I squeezed her hand. Hannahs been kidnapped.

 

GABE (Silicon Valley Billionaires, #2) by Leigh James

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His Woman. His Family. His Company.

When the going gets tough, the tough get Alpha.

Silicon Valley billionaire CEO Gabriel Betts has finally found the happiness he’s been searching for—in gorgeous, brilliant fellow billionaire Lauren Taylor, the so-called reigning queen of the biotech industry. But when Chinese healthcare mogul Li Na Zhao kidnaps Lauren’s sister in a high-stakes game of corporate espionage, the world they’ve worked so hard to protect comes crashing down. Li Na agrees to trade Hannah for Lauren’s Paragon Laboratories and her help—onsite and in person. In an attempt to keep Lauren safe, Gabe calls in his security-industry professional brothers to help get Hannah back. But when the rescue effort stumbles, Gabe must pick up the pieces to protect the woman he loves…before she makes the ultimate sacrifice.

   

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Leigh James is an author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She is a vocal lover of strapping alpha males in movies, books and real life, which makes her three kids roll their eyes and makes her husband feel appreciated.
When she's not writing, you can usually find her reading or watching Outlander, Game of Thrones, and Vikings (see penchant for alpha males, above). She has a degree in jour-nalism from the University of New Hampshire, which is good for deadlines and word counts, and a law degree from Suffolk University with a Concentration in High Technology Law, which is helpful when writing about sexy tech billionaires with legal woes.
For more information about Leigh, please visit her website, “Like” Leigh on Facebook and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Goodreads. Join Leigh’s newsletter to be the first to hear about upcoming releases. She’s loves hearing from her readers. Email her directly at leighjames@leighjamesbooks.com.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Special announcement from KRISTEN PROBY!

   

From New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Proby, comes a passionate new romance—EASY FORTUNE! A Boudreaux Series novella, this standalone second chance romance features Mallory’s best friend Lena! Don’t miss the beautiful cover and a note from Kristen below! EASY FORTUNE is coming your way May 30, 2017!

   
Cover Design by Okay Creations with Photography by Sara Eirew Photography

About EASY FORTUNE (A Boudreaux Series Novella):

The Boudreaux Series—Sexy. Intriguing. Easy.

Sometimes the past is better left behind you…

Lena Turner has spent her life as the outsider. Thanks to her extraordinary gifts, she’s learned to be independent—especially when it comes to men. She’s content to live her life in New Orleans as a schoolteacher, dating casually and dedicated to her small family. Long term is not part of her plan.

Sometimes the past catches up with you…

Leaving Lena behind to pursue his career was the most difficult thing Mason Coulter ever did. He told himself that it was for the best, had even convinced himself that he had only Lena’s best interests in mind. But now, after six long years, he’s back in New Orleans to settle his late eccentric aunt’s estate. All he has to do is get in and out of the city without submitting to the need to see Lena. But to Mason’s dismay, his aunt made other plans.

And sometimes the future and the past collide…

Having Mason walk back into her life is something Lena never saw coming. She could refuse to help him, but she’s never been good at telling Mason no. So she’ll do what she can to get the estate settled and Mason out of her life for good.

At least, that’s the plan. But Mason has plans of his own…

 

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  A Note from Kristen: Hi, everyone! I’m so happy that it’s finally Friday because that means that I don’t have to keep this secret anymore! I’m horrible at keeping secrets. Seriously, don’t tell me any. I can’t be trusted. Since Easy Magic released last month, readers have shouted from the rooftops that they’d love for Lena, Mallory’s BFF, to have her own story. I honestly didn’t have that in mind when I wrote her into Easy Magic, but the more I thought about it, the more it occurred to me that you’re right. Lena does deserve her own happily ever after! And that brings us to this. Easy Fortune, Lena’s story, will release on May 30th! That’s right, you won’t have to wait long for this one. Easy Fortune is a novella, and can be read as a stand-alone. And look at this gorgeous cover! I can’t thank Sara Eirew Photography enough for the beautiful photo, and Okay Creations for the amazing cover art. Lena’s story has been a surprise to me, and frankly one of the most enjoyable story lines that I’ve written in a long time. I hope you enjoy watching her fall in love with Mason! He’s quite swoon-worthy! Oh, and to make it an even better treat, the prologue and first chapter for Easy Nights will be included at the end of Easy Fortune. JACKPOT! J Have a great weekend, everyone! xo, Kristen      

And don’t miss the first standalone titles in the Boudreaux Series!

EASY LOVE-FREE for a limited time only EASY CHARM-$.99 for a limited time only EASY MELODY-$1.99 for a limited time only EASY KISSES EASY FOR KEEPS: A Boudreaux Novella EASY MAGIC EASY NIGHTS-Coming June 27th! Preorder Now!

    About Kristen Proby: New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.      
   

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Review: REAL DIRTY by Meghan March!



My Review: Does Meghan March hate me? Because she keeps doing this insane cliff hangers and I am starting to feel like she is punishing me for something. I was gasping like a fish out of water when I got to the last page. Dang it. Luckily we don't have to wait too long for the second book. I'm desperate.

Now, let me confess something. I didn't like Boone in the beginning. His first few interactions with Ripley? Yeah... he was kind of a jerk. Very prickly, taking offense to everything Ripley said, and getting all huffy. I get it, guy has definitely had a rough couple days. But no need to be a jerk! But I should have known better - I was falling in love with Boone by the very next chapter. I don't know how March does it. Voodoo, or something. She writes heroes that are dynamic enough that their personality isn't always shiny and charming, but it they're still clearly good people.

So excuse me while I go pace the floor, impatiently waiting for book two!

Cover Lovin': Excuse me while I wipe the steam from my glasses...

Recommendation: Book one! No prior knowledge necessary.

Final Rating: FIVE out of FIVE stars (5/5)! LOVE! I'm desperate for more, I love the hero and heroine, and this story is gold. Meghan March has another winner on her hands.


Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

Real Dirty AMAZONI have everything a guy could want—a new single burning up the charts, more money than a simple country boy could spend, and a woman I’m planning to marry. Until she doesn’t show up for my proposal. The life I thought was so perfect, isn’t. The guy who thought he had everything, doesn’t. I’ve got my heart on lockdown, but life sends me straight into the path of a mouthy bartender who puts me in my place. Now the only place I want to put her is under me. I thought I was done with love, but maybe I’m just getting started.  

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In Nashville, country stars are a dime a dozen. I swore I’d never get caught up with one, but Boone Thrasher made a liar out of me. I said I’d never put my heart on the line, but he didn’t ask before he stole it. Now we’re facing my worst fears, and we'll see if this country boy is tough enough to see it through. Girls like me don’t get happily ever afters… but maybe he’ll prove that wrong too.  

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Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

Disclaimer: I received an advanced copy in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Except: LOCKE AND KEY by Cristin Harber!

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ABOUT LOCKE AND KEY

THE STOIC SPECIAL FORCES OPERATOR
There’s only one person to blame for darkening the last years of Locke Oliver’s military career: Cassidy Noble. And damn if he doesn’t have to save her from the side of a frozen mountain.
Even after the job is done, he can’t shake the woman from his thoughts. He blames her for the deaths in his Army unit so many years ago, and he’s not ready to let that go. It’s driving him to the point of distraction, and now his Titan Group boss says to get his act together or get out.
THE FEISTY, FALLEN REPORTER
Cassidy is a disgraced journalist, once accused of treason—Or she’s an American hero. It depends on who you ask. She’s on a mission to rebuild her name and started with a simple question but discovered a complex web of spies and possible human trafficking.
Titan Group believes in her.
Locke does not. Until he can’t deny the truth any longer about the past or what she’s uncovered in her investigation.
BECOME AN INSEPARABLE TEAM
Cassidy volunteers to go undercover. Locke would do anything to stay by her side as she slips into the network and is sold to the highest bidder. All is going right until everything goes wrong. Nothing is as they expect including falling in love with the woman he thought he hated.
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EXCERPT


Cassidy’s hand rested on the door handle, but she turned back to Locke. “Hey, wait.”

He looked confused— or seasick. She couldn’t get a good read on him, but either way, his paling face wasn’t what she expected. “You okay?”

“Yes.” Locke cleared his throat as he shifted his truck into park.

Again, she tried to understand what his facial expression was, but she came up empty. “If you’re sure.”

“Positive.” He grabbed his water and chugged a few sips.

All righty, then. Cassidy didn’t care to owe people favors. It never worked out for her. “If I tell you what I was doing at the school, can we call this even?”

“Info for the tire change?” His blue eyes lit up, and his loose hair fell forward as he faux contemplated. “I don’t know, Red. It seems like you’re getting the better offer.”

Red? The offer might be off the table, Blondie.”

He dared her with a try-again smile and managed to do something sinful with his eyes. What was that? And for all that was holy, why did she notice? Cassidy steeled herself against the hair-eye combo that did silly things to her insides.

“People don’t call you Red?” Locke asked.

Her blood pressure went up as did her eyebrows. “My name isn’t Red.”

“That’s a shame.”

She rolled her eyes. “It’s a good offer.”

“The name Red?”

“No!” Not thinking, she batted his arm. Damn. Damn. Dammmn. Just another reminder that the magical, muscle-building Henley wasn’t making things up. He had bulges of muscle piggybacking their own muscles under that shirt. “I’ll tell you what I was doing. And you won’t hold this over my head, and never mention it again.”

“You lied about having a spare tire and calling Triple A. I might bring that up again.” He winked.

And. She. Died.

Cassidy had no choice. She jumped out of the truck. The hell with having him hold it over her head. The hell with knowing someone who could wink and make her melt.


ABOUT CRISTIN HARBER

Cristin Harber is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She writes sexy, steamy romantic suspense and military romance. Readers voted her onto Amazon’s Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was both a #1 romantic suspense and #1 military romance bestseller. Website | Newsletter | Facebook | Team Titan Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

Excerpt: LOCKE AND KEY by Cristin Harber!

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ABOUT LOCKE AND KEY

THE STOIC SPECIAL FORCES OPERATOR
There’s only one person to blame for darkening the last years of Locke Oliver’s military career: Cassidy Noble. And damn if he doesn’t have to save her from the side of a frozen mountain.
Even after the job is done, he can’t shake the woman from his thoughts. He blames her for the deaths in his Army unit so many years ago, and he’s not ready to let that go. It’s driving him to the point of distraction, and now his Titan Group boss says to get his act together or get out.
THE FEISTY, FALLEN REPORTER
Cassidy is a disgraced journalist, once accused of treason—Or she’s an American hero. It depends on who you ask. She’s on a mission to rebuild her name and started with a simple question but discovered a complex web of spies and possible human trafficking.
Titan Group believes in her.
Locke does not. Until he can’t deny the truth any longer about the past or what she’s uncovered in her investigation.
BECOME AN INSEPARABLE TEAM
Cassidy volunteers to go undercover. Locke would do anything to stay by her side as she slips into the network and is sold to the highest bidder. All is going right until everything goes wrong. Nothing is as they expect including falling in love with the woman he thought he hated.
Get your hands on LOCKE AND KEY now:
 
EXCERPT:


Cassidy’s hand rested on the door handle, but she turned back to Locke. “Hey, wait.”

He looked confused— or seasick. She couldn’t get a good read on him, but either way, his paling face wasn’t what she expected. “You okay?”

“Yes.” Locke cleared his throat as he shifted his truck into park.

Again, she tried to understand what his facial expression was, but she came up empty. “If you’re sure.” 

“Positive.” He grabbed his water and chugged a few sips.

All righty, then. Cassidy didn’t care to owe people favors. It never worked out for her. “If I tell you what I was doing at the school, can we call this even?”

“Info for the tire change?” His blue eyes lit up, and his loose hair fell forward as he faux contemplated. “I don’t know, Red. It seems like you’re getting the better offer.”

Red? The offer might be off the table, Blondie.”

He dared her with a try-again smile and managed to do something sinful with his eyes. What was that? And for all that was holy, why did she notice? Cassidy steeled herself against the hair-eye combo that did silly things to her insides.

“People don’t call you Red?” Locke asked.

Her blood pressure went up as did her eyebrows. “My name isn’t Red.”

“That’s a shame.”

She rolled her eyes. “It’s a good offer.”

“The name Red?”

“No!” Not thinking, she batted his arm. Damn. Damn. Dammmn. Just another reminder that the magical, muscle-building Henley wasn’t making things up. He had bulges of muscle piggybacking their own muscles under that shirt. “I’ll tell you what I was doing. And you won’t hold this over my head, and never mention it again.”

“You lied about having a spare tire and calling Triple A. I might bring that up again.” He winked.

And. She. Died.

Cassidy had no choice. She jumped out of the truck. The hell with having him hold it over her head. The hell with knowing someone who could wink and make her melt.

ABOUT CRISTIN HARBER

Cristin Harber is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She writes sexy, steamy romantic suspense and military romance. Readers voted her onto Amazon’s Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was both a #1 romantic suspense and #1 military romance bestseller. Website | Newsletter | Facebook | Team Titan Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Monday, May 8, 2017

Review: DANGEROUS BILLIONAIRE by Jackie Ashenden!


Release Date:
 May 2nd, 2017

About the Book: Nothing about Sullivan "Van" Tate is what it seems. A Navy SEAL raised among the New York City elite, Van prefers heart-pounding action over a Wall Street corner office. But when his adoptive father dies and his business rivals move in to overtake his empire, Van must suit up to save the company and protect the one woman most forbidden to him…and the object of Van's most dangerous desires. 

Chloe Tate is as ambitious as she is gorgeous. With a newfound independence, Chloe is no longer a prisoner on her father’s ranch. But everything changes when losing her father may also mean losing her life. Even with her survival on the line, Chloe can’t deny the burning attraction she feels the moment she locks eyes with Van, her rich, rough and ready, foster brother and the new head of her father’s company. Tall, dark, and muscled, he's the one man who she has no business being with. But how can she resist a Navy Seal Warrior when he’ll do anything to protect her?

My Review: What's better than a billionaire? A billionaire Navy SEAL! And what's hotter and naughtier than a billionaire Navy SEAL? A billionaire Navy SEAL that has the hots for his foster sister. Does that make you nervous? Fear not, dear reader, there's nothing creepy about this romance. To say this family was not close is putting it mildly. Chloe and Van hadn't seen each other in nearly a decade. Honestly, that little bit of almost-taboo just adds a dab of spice to this already hot novel.

Jackie Ashenden has been on my to-read list for far too long, and I finally got to dip my toe in her back-list waters with the Motor City Rebels series. And as much as I enjoy those, Dangerous Billionaire beats them, by far. If the rest of the Tate Brothers series is like this one? This will beat my previous reads hands down. This author is great at writing gritty stories, and hot heroes. The Dangerous Billionaire is not exception. Make sure to add this book to your wish-list - you won't be disappointed!

Cover Lovin': Goodness me, look at that lovely chest.

Recommendation: Book one, no prior knowledge necessary. But be warned, the hero and heroine are foster siblings (though they haven't seen each other in years), so if that's not your thing...

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)! This hot, hard Navy SEAL has been added to my harem of book boyfriends. And I can't wait for the next Tate brother to get his story!

Make sure to get your copy of Dangerous Billionaire from Amazon.com today!



Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

Disclaimer: I received a copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.