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Cover Reveal: The Shattered Duet by Alexis Noelle

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Author Alexis Noelle is releasing Shattered Innocence and Shattered Lives together as the Shattered Duet and I've got the cover for it right here for all of you to see:
The Shattered Duet(Shattered #1 & #2)by Alexis NoelleRelease Date: March 14, 2016Cover Design: Cassy of Pink Ink Designs
About the Shattered duetShattered Innocence(Shattered#1) I’ve always been on my own and determined to make something of myself. I was the first person in my family to go to college, but I might not be here for long. It’s expensive and I’m broke. Just when I think I have no other options, a whole new world is opened up to me. A world full of depravity and scandal, one that most people would judge me for if they knew I was involved in it.
Damon Shaw has just been assigned to take over the day-to-day operations of the service. He’s absolutely insufferable, and making my life a living hell. He thinks he can control me, but little does he know no one has ever been able to do that.
Shattered Lives (S…

Cover Reveal: Too Hot to Handle by Tessa Bailey

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Bestselling author Tessa Bailey knows how to bring lots of heat to her love stories and I'm sure she's got that and loads more in store for fans and readers with her new series, Romancing the Clarksons, and I'm thrilled to share the cover for the very first book, Too Hot to Handle, with everyone:
Too Hot to Handle(Romancing the Clarksons #1)by Tessa BaileyRelease Date: May 17, 2016Forever
About Too Hot to HandleThe first book in a brand new contemporary romance series from New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey!
When Rita Clarkson's Suburban takes its last breath on a New Mexico roadside, rescue roars up on a Harley in the form of smooth-talking honky-tonk owner Jasper Ellis, a man as mysterious as he is charming. Rita's cross-country journey to New York City--with her three estranged siblings in tow--is only beginning, but now that Jasper has found Rita, his plans do not include her leaving.


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Book Spotlight: Specimen by Shay Savage

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Specimenby Shay SavageRelease Date: 24 February 2016
About Specimen I awaken in a laboratory.
I don’t know who I am. 
I’m inexplicably drawn to the doctor who cares for me. She tells me I’ve been altered, that I’m stronger and faster, that I’ll be a key component in a war between corporations. She says I volunteered for this.  She says I volunteered to be transformed, but I have no way of knowing if what she says is true. 
Something isn’t right. My memories have been taken, wiped clean, but dreams begin to slip into my conscious mind. I can’t let anyone know when that happens, or they’ll remove my memories again. Somewhere inside of me, I know I need to remember something important. 
I’m fighting a war I don’t understand, and the one woman I rely on can’t be trusted. 

Read my four-starred review of Specimen.
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An Excerpt from Specimen “That’s why I can’t stop thinking about fucking you.”
Her eyes widen, …

Review: Specimen by Shay Savage

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Note: This ARC was provided by TRSoR Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Specimen is a standalone science fiction novel with a dystopian lean to it by bestselling author Shay Savage, and this also happens to be my very first read from her, although I was able to purchase her other works when they went on sale last year and will make my way through them once my reading schedule lightens up. This book was a highly original one and definitely a nice and appreciate change of pace from my usual fare. There's a hint of romance in it, but I hesitate to label it a sci-fi romance simply because the story wasn't really about the romance between Specimen 79, otherwise known as Sten as nicknamed by his attending doctor, and the aforementioned doctor and scientist, Riley Grace. I dare say that the book had more of a mystery slash suspense thriller feel to it since Sten and readers try to find what's really going on.
The story begins with Sten waking up in a laboratory without a…

Book Spotlight: The Ground Rules: Undone by Roya Carmen

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The Ground Rules: Undone(The Ground Rules #3)by Roya CarmenRelease Date: February 23, 2016Omnific Publishing
About The Ground Rules: Undone The Ground Rules were impossible to follow. It was hard not to become completely consumed by the beautiful and enigmatic Weston Hanson. The heart of a romantic was not fit for this kind of exchange. So, when it ended, I was shattered, but it was all for the better…or so we thought.
The Ground Rules were rewritten, and then bent. We lied to ourselves. We told ourselves we could handle this. Not a single one of us realized just how big this was...just how devastating it could become.
And now, there are no Rules.
Lust… infatuation…blinds you. It can tear everything apart. But sometimes, life needs to be completely torn apart before it can be mended – not just cracked at the edges, but utterly shattered, before you can truly see the mess you’ve become.
I love them both, but I can’t have them both. While one pulls me in, the other pushes me away. And whe…

Review: The Ground Rules, The Ground Rules: Rewritten, and The Ground Rules: Undone by Roya Carmen (The Ground Rules #1-#3)

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Note: The Ground Rules: Undone was provided by Ardent PRose in exchange for an honest review.
I was contemplating whether I would go with separate reviews for the three books in The Ground Rules series by author Roya Carmen, which, based on Goodreads, was originally called The Rule Breakers series, and decided to go with a joint review instead. My main reason for doing this is because the trilogy has one main story arc involving two couples: Gabe and Mirella Keates and Weston and Bridget Hanson. The first two books end in cliffhangers and because I read the three books back to back to back, going with one review discussing the story arc that runs through the trilogy as well as the attributes of each book made more sense to me than doing separate reviews. But even with the joint review, I'll still be giving separate ratings for each of the three books and then give an average rating for the trilogy in its entirety.
The Ground Rules introduces both couples to readers and both have be…

Release Blitz: With the Band by Natasha Preston

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With the Band(With the Band #1)by Natasha PrestonRelease Date: February 28, 2016
About With the Band Texas Knight is daughter of the word’s biggest rock star, Mark Knight.
Kitt Daniels is lead singer in the hottest up-and-coming band, Filthy Sound.
Mark has mentored Filthy Sound from the beginning, seeing their potential, and now he’s supporting them on their first worldwide tour.
She’s off-limits.
He can’t help himself.


Read my four-starred review of With the Band.
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An Excerpt from With the Band My dad gave a lot of warnings about any member of Filthy Sound messing around with me, and he was very graphic as he went into the consequences if that were to happen. Kitt is quite clearly choosing to ignore that because, right now, he’s breaking Dad’s rules big time. Again.
Kitt’s Adam’s apple bobs as he swallows hard. “You’re different.”
He makes me feel different, too, like I’m not just another woman to mess around…

Review: With the Band by Natasha Preston (With the Band #1)

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Note: This ARC was provided by InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.
With the Band is the first novel in the new adult (NA) rock star romance series of the same title from author Natasha Preston. This series starter focuses on Kitt Daniels, the twenty-two-year-old lead singer of up and coming rock band Filthy Sound, and Texas Knight, the nineteen-year-old daughter of a rock legend and a famous supermodel. Kitt and Texas are close friends with a mutual attraction neither one really acknowledged until one drunken kiss during a Christmas party. Now, they're pretending that never happened, and cover up whatever evolving feelings they have with outrageous flirting and plain old denial. But when more kisses and more intimate things happen between them, going back to being friends grows increasingly more difficult. With Texas's father and his band as Filthy Sound's mentors, pursuing the one girl he can't stop thinking about and wanting should be something Kitt avoids…

Pre-Release News: Forever Pucked by Helena Hunting

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Have you heard to oh-so-fabulous news?! We're getting a new addition to the wonderfully hilarious Pucked series from bestselling author Helena Hunting and it's all about Alex and Violet's upcoming wedding! And how much more of an appropriate title can we get than Forever Pucked? Learn more about it and get a-clicking to pre-order the ebook on iBooks and the paperback on Amazon (though other links will be made available once they're up):
Forever Pucked(Pucked #4)by Helena HuntingRelease Date: March 29, 2016
About Forever Pucked Being engaged to Alex Waters, team captain and the highest paid NHL player in the league, is awesome. How could it not be?
In addition to being an amazing hockey player, he’s an incurable romantic with an XL heart, and an XXL hockey stick in his pants. And he knows how to use it. Incredibly, orgasmically well. Alex is the whole package and more. Literally. Like his package is insane. Total world record holder material.
So it makes complete sense t…

Book Spotlight: Dance of Desire by Christopher Rice

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Dance of Desire
by Christopher Rice
Release Date: February 23, 2016
Evil Eye Concepts, Inc.

About Dance of Desire
When Amber Watson walks in on her husband in the throes of extramarital passion with one of his employees, her comfortable, passion-free life is shattered in an instant. Worse, the fate of the successful country music bar that bears her family's name suddenly hangs in the balance. Her soon to be ex-husband is one of the bar's official owners; his mistress, one of its employees. Will her divorce destroy her late father's legacy? 
Not if Amber's adopted brother Caleb has anything to do with it. The wandering cowboy has picked the perfect time for a homecoming. Better yet, he's determined to use his brains and his fists to put Amber's ex in his place and keep the family business intact. But Caleb's long absence has done nothing to dim the forbidden desire between him and the woman the State of Texas considers to be his sister. 
Years ago, when they wer…