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Review: Easy Silence by Beth Rinyu

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Note: This ebook was provided by Book Enthusiast Promotions via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Each time Jaxson and I made love, it was special. It was as if we were two older souls trapped in young bodies. There was something so mature and deep about it. Something that most people our age would never be able to begin to explain. It was always so much more than just sex, but tonight we had connected on a whole different level. It was magical. It was beautiful. It was something I would remember for the rest of my life.
Samantha "Sam" Carmichael is eighteen and is spending her summer vacation with her ailing grandmother before heading off to college. Her life has always been one of privilege but it's also been one of certain high expectations that are required to be met--that's what happens when you're the daughter of a senator. She has her own dream that she wants to pursue but her life's already been mapped out. What she doesn't count on is me…

Review: Confessions of a Queen B* by Crista McHugh (The Queen B* #1)

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Note: This ARC was provided by CrushStar Multimedia via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Alexis Wyndham is a senior in high school and she's her school's Queen B and doesn't mind it one bit. She has a blog called The Eastline Spy that's been known to put both teachers and students to shame, but Alexis doesn't do it maliciously. She justifies her actions by saying she does it for the members of the student body who don't get the kind of say the popular ones do. She learned the hard way what it's like to have your closest friend betray you and share your deepest secrets with everyone. She has no affection for jocks or cheerleaders who think they own the school, but when she finds herself paired up with the school's star quarterback Brett Pederson, Alexis questions her long-held and deeply felt convictions.
Confessions of a Queen B* is the first book in bestselling author Crista McHugh's young adult series, The Queen B*. I went into the book …

Review: A Story of Now by Emily O'Beirne (A Story of Now #1)

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Note: This ebook was provided by Book Enthusiast Promotions via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
She knows that there's some sort of pull between them, a palpable attraction she's felt since they first met. It's something that turned them so quickly and easily from being strangers to being so damn very important to one another. Until now, she'd just assumed this instant connection the beginning of a friendship, one of those intense types she has never had before. And it was--is--such a good feeling to know someone likes Mia wants to be that close to her, to be that important to her.
Claire Pearson's mother never fails to remind her of how she's wasting her life on a dead-end job and limiting herself to taking just two subjects in college. She's nineteen and she's already expected to have some sort of direction in her life, but she still has no clue what it is she wants to do and doesn't feel up to being pressured. It's enough that the …

Book Spotlight: Omega & Love by K. Webster

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Omega & Love Alpha & Omega #2 by K Webster Release Date: July 30, 2015 Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance
About Omega & Love They now call me a Leviathan. A monster.
And maybe I am.
I know one soul who believes that with every part of his being.
If only he knew the truth.
If only I could make him see that I’m more than the surface of lies I spin. That I’m more than someone out for their own gain. I wish he could see—know who I was before all of this. The person I desperately cling on to that is still inside of me. The person I must protect.
One day I hope to hand him the key to the fortress that is my heart.
I just hope he doesn’t give up on Love and throw it all away…
*** I hate Love. ***
I’m looking at her.
There’s an innocence to her that she keeps carefully hidden.
But I see it.
Inside of her is someone that she has revealed to no one.
Not even me when I once thought we were in love.
Of course now I know that was all a farce but still, she hid that even from me.
But …

Review: Omega & Love by K. Webster (Alpha & Omega #2)

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Note: This ARC was provided by IndieSage PR in exchange for an honest review.
Love is all you need.It gives me strength.I am no normal person.I am Omega.The great warrior.Hell's worst nightmare.I am not afraid.
Omega lost his chance to become the Seraph Guardian he's always wanted to be when he allowed himself to be manipulated by the Leviathan he fell in love with. Now, he's forced to work for the enemy and is looked upon by many of those he used to stand side by side with as an enemy himself. When he's tasked to partner up with the woman who betrayed him, Omega balks at both having to be with Lovenia and the mission they're given. But there's still something about Love that calls to him, making him believe that there's a side to her--one that is good--that she keeps buried inside. Can he trust his instincts and risk having his heart broken once again? Is he ready to face Hell's fire and brimstone for a chance at Heaven?
Omega & Love is the second pa…

Review: Alpha & Omega by K. Webster (Alpha & Omega #1)

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Note: This ebook was provided by IndieSage PR in exchange for an honest review.
A single tear rolls down her cheek as she nods at me. Whether or not she wants to believe it, I see it lying there just below the surface--the hope, the love. She may think I'm insane because my heart and soul decided to fuse themselves to hers, but she's just as guilty even though she's too afraid to voice it.
Lark Miller stopped living her life six years ago. Now, she's merely waiting for the inevitable to happen so she can finally find some semblance of peace. She's been barely existing 'til she meets her deadline, but then she meets a stranger named Al. He's got a poet's soul, but there's something about him that awakens her soul and breathes life into her non-existent heart. He makes her feels things she hasn't felt in six years but he's keeping secrets from her, secrets that could cost them heartache and absolute pain for all eternity.
Alpha & Omega is th…

Review: Baby's Got Bite by Candace Havens (Take It Like a Vamp #2)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Bennett Langdon and Linc Monahan agree to a no-strings-attached one-night stand while at their mutual best friends' wedding. It's just sex, after all, and neither wants to enter into a committed relationship. Ten weeks' later, though, Bennett finds herself carrying Linc's baby. Linc is shocked because a werewolf like him isn't supposed to be able to get a human like Bennett pregnant. Neither of them was planning to tie themselves to one another after their one night together, even though they've thought of not much else except that for weeks. As they and those closest to them prepare for the birth, Bennett and Linc quickly realize there are some factions not willing to welcome the unborn child or the two of them as a couple.
Baby's Got Bite is book number two in Candace Havens' paranormal romance Take It Like a Vamp series and is about the best friends of the lead chara…

Review: Take It Like a Vamp by Candace Havens (Take It Like a Vamp #1)

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Casey Meyers has had a thing for her close friend since she first met him nine months ago but she knows she can never compete with the Barbie-like women he's known to date. Wouldn't it surprise Casey to learn that Nick Christos has not only had wanted to be with her all this time, but that he's also a Vrykolakas, a supernatural creature that is half vampire and half werewolf. When Nick's interest in Casey comes to the attention of a dangerous enemy, Nick vows to keep Casey safe from harm, but the best way to do that is to marry her and mark her as his. That would mean divulging his secret to Casey and Nick fears that once she learns that he has a beast lurking within him, she'll see him as nothing more than a monster and leave him.
Take It Like a Vamp is the first book in the Candace Havens-penned series by the same title and is about two close friends who are mutually attracted to one another but neither believing they're suited for the other. Casey Meyers doe…

Review: A Touch of Chardonnay by Pamela Gibson (Love in Wine Country #2)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Lindsay Reynoso is close to having enough money saved up to purchase a condo that will allow her and her eight-year-old son Nicky to move out of her parents' place and have a home of their own. All she has to do is to finish up her latest evaluation on a home in a coastal town in California. When she finds out that the development company that owns the property is headed by Christopher Brandt, she's filled with anger. The last two times she tried to get in touch with the retired tennis star, she was turned away by people closest to him. Now, she's forced to work with him, and while he may be in a rush to tear down his former family home, Lindsay has every intention of taking her time and making sure she files a detailed report.
Chris Brandt takes one good look at the cultural archaeologist assigned to his property and can't shake the feeling that she looks familiar. He soon realizes t…

Review: A Kiss of Cabernet by Pamela Gibson (Love in Wine Country #1)

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Jake Madison is a successful entrepreneur who finds himself in a bit of a bind, needing to sell one of his business or properties in order to save more vital ones. He's got his eye on Garnet Hill, the vineyard that's been known to harvest grapes for exquisite wines and Jake needs to find out how much its all worth in order to make the best possible decision. He doesn't expect to be met with opposition from vineyard manager Paige Reynoso who has her own dreams of buying Garnet Hill and regain the land that once belonged to her ancestors. However, their mutual attraction starts to vie for their attention more than their respective plans for the vineyard, but can they actually toast to a life together when Jake continues to keep one particular secret from her--a secret he believes is reason enough to not promise Paige forever?

A Kiss of Cabernet is the first story in the Love in Wine Country series from author Pamela Gibson and takes place in Napa Valley, California, where a …

Cover Reveal: The Aftermath by R.J. Prescott

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I'm thrilled to share with all of you the cover for the sequel to one of my favorite reads for 2015! I loved The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott and she's releasing book two in the series this December and you can bet that it's already sitting pretty on my TBR list. 
So, without further ado, here's the cover to The Aftermath, the second book in The Hurricane series from author R.J. Prescott:
The Aftermath  (The Hurricane #2) by R.J. Prescott Release Date: December 15, 2015 Forever E-Book
The second book in a New Adult fiction series from USA Today bestselling author R.J. Prescott.
Cormac "The Hurricane" O'Connell's star is on the rise. Billed as the most promising young boxer of his generation, his new career is taking him to places he never dreamed. But O'Connell only needs one thing in life: his wife. In her final year of college, Em cannot follow him around the world but together they make it work. Just when everything they ever wanted is on the horizon,…

Review: Opposing the Cowboy by Margo Bond Collins (Hometown Heroes #2)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
He may have thought she was a flaky environmentalist hippie but landman Jonah Hamilton soon discovers that ranch owner and yoga instructor LeeAnn Walker sticks by her principles and that includes not allowing the company he works for to drill for oil on her property. Unfortunately for LeeAnn, she may have no say in the matter if it's proven that she doesn't own the mineral rights. Proposing that they work together to find documentation regarding said rights, Jonah finds himself wanting to spend more and more time with the quirky, new age cowgirl he's can't help falling for.
Her grandmother left her a ranch that's costing more and more money to care for and while she's had to sell off parts of it, what she has left is precious to LeeAnn Walker, and while Superman-lookalike Jonah Hamilton kisses like a dream, he isn't going to be able to convince her to allow oil drilling on…

Review: Taming the Country Star by Margo Bond Collins (Hometown Heroes #1)

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Kylie Andrews shared a few days together with a guy named Cole in Cozumel, Mexico. On her way back to the U.S., she discovers just who Cole is--country singer Cole Grayson. She knows firsthand what being with someone famous and constantly hounded by paparazzi can do to a relationship because she watched how her mother was crushed by photos and gossip about her father's affairs while he was a rodeo star. She refuses to go through the same experience and tries to forget Cole but being a famous chart-topping singer in country music has him invading her consciousness with songs on the radio, concert posters, etc.

A year after Cozumel, Cole finds himself in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Texas and he knows he's this much closer to seeing Kylie Andrews, the girl he's never forgotten, again. He knows he should have been upfront about who exactly he was, even if she did insist upon not learning his last name. He wants her to give them a second chance to make a go of a rel…

Review: Evolution by Lissa Kasey (Evolution #1)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Evolution is the first book in the series by the same title from author Lissa Kasey and is being re-released by DSP Publications, the genre fiction arm of Dreamspinner Press, after having been originally released in May 2013 under Harmony Ink Press, the teen imprint of Dreamspinner Press and written under the name Sam Kadence. The story is urban fantasy with hints of romance and is about Genesis "Gene" Sage, lead singer and songwriter for Evolution and someone able to see otherworldly things, and Kerstrande "KC" Petterson, former guitarist and songwriter for Triple Flight, part owner of REA Records, and an unregistered vampire. 
Genesis and Kerstrande's first meeting is a memorable one, with Gene hitting Kerstrande with his car while trying to avoid something that suddenly catches his eye on the road. Kerstrande is snarky and sarcastic but Genesis can't help but…

Book Spotlight: 30 Days by Christine d'Abo

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30 Days 30 Days #1 by Christine d’Abo   Release Date: July 28, 2015 Kensington
About 30 Days For years, Alyssa has been going to bed with a memory. Is she ready to wake up with a fantasy?
Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mate, but not Alyssa Barrow. She met Rob at sixteen, and they were set to live happily ever after—until he became ill. In his final days, Rob urged his beautiful, young wife not to abandon happiness—or pleasure. He even left her a special gift, a sexy game plan to help her move on: Thirty cards with instructions for thirty days of passion. You’ll know when the time is right, he’d said. Now it’s two years later, and when Alyssa meets her hot new neighbor, Harrison Kemp, she begins to think the right time is right now…
From his sculpted thighs to his devilish grin, Harrison is the kind of man women want. Before she can lose her nerve, Alyssa tells Harrison about her long-ignored cards…and asks him to help her fulfill them. It’s a favor he’s more than happ…

Review: 30 Days by Christine d'Abo (30 Days #1)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review.
I wanted to laugh, but I knew he'd take it wrong. "Thank you for reminding me of something too.""What's that?" His voice was hushed, but it didn't hide the crack."That love is too precious, too rare to just let it go away. I'd convinced myself that what  had with Rob was my one and only shot at love. That while sex is great, that was all I really had to look forward to. I needed more than that. I need a friend as well as a lover."
It's been two years since Alyssa Barrow lost her beloved husband Rob to cancer. Now thirty-five and a widow, she wonders if it's time for her to move forward, something Rob wanted her to do after his passing. She opens a letter he left her and goes through 30 cards, each one having her try something new to spice up her sex life. She's embarrassed and hesitant but decides to give the cards a shot and soon finds herself a w…

Book Spotlight: The Hotter You Burn by Gena Showalter

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The Hotter You Burn
(The Original Heartbreakers #2)
by Gena Showalter
Release Date: July 28, 2015
$7.99 US/$8.99 CAN
ISBN-13: 978-0-373-77969-7

About The Hotter You Burn New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter is back with a sizzling Original Heartbreakers tale featuring a troubled playboy and the woman he can’t resist…
Beck Ockley is ruthless in the boardroom...and the bedroom. He's never been with the same woman twice, and vows he never will. With a past as twisted as his, meaningless sex keeps the demons at bay. His motto: One and done. No harm, no foul.
Harlow Glass is the most hated girl in town. The beautiful artist is penniless, jobless and homeless. When she sneaks into Beck's home—her ancestral estate—for food, she's shocked by his early return...and her immediate, sizzling and intense attraction to him.
For the first time in Beck's life, he can't get a woman out of his mind. All too soon, friendship blooms into obsession and he'll have to break her …