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** Review ** ALL HE FEELS Melanie Shawn

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** Review **  ALL HE FEELS  Melanie ShawnAll He Feels - Dax & Ginny by Melanie Shawn
Series: Crossroads
Published by Red Hot Reads Publishing on December 27, 2016
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One night sealed their fate…

Virginia “Ginny” Valentine didn’t think she could feel so connected to another person after one night of "just talking." The beautiful and famous country singer had everything in her life...everything but that connection. And after experiencing it for the first time, she wanted more, and she wanted it with him…

Dax Archer felt it the second he laid eyes on her. From that moment, the bodyguard and former Marine knew he had to make her his in every way possible. But when she disappeared from his life after leaving only a note to say she’d never forget him, he didn’t know how…

With some time set aside to create new music, Ginny was also ready to create something special with the man that consumed her every waking thought. After being reunited with the woman who owned him mind, body and soul, he was ready to make her feel all that he felt and more…

A super fun story pairing a young, innocent country gal with an experienced, hardened Special Forces hottie!  They’re an exciting couple to watch overcome their roadblocks to head towards their sexy happily-ever-after!

Country music star Virginia Valentine never knew she could fall for a guy after just one night, until she met Dax Archer.  They talked all night before she had to quietly slip away, leaving only a note.

Dax is used to enjoying women.  Casual, simple fun!  He’s not used to being obsessed with a woman he barely met … and one he didn’t even take to bed!  Months after receiving Ginny’s “I’ll never forget you” note, he still can’t stop thinking about her, so imagine his surprise when she shows up on his doorstep!

Watching this couple learn to lean on each other and simply enjoy the pleasures of each other’s company is sexy and sweet!


** Review ** THE BEST MAN’S BABY Karen Booth

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** Review **  THE BEST MAN’S BABY  Karen BoothThe Best Man's Baby by Karen Booth
Published by Harlequin Desire on January 1, 2017
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It's a second-chance baby!

Julia Keys has everything going for her—beauty, brains and a Hollywood career. So why does she keep ending up in Logan Brandt's bed? The sexy former pro baseball player has wreaked havoc on her heart for years. But when their latest fling ends with a plus sign on the pregnancy test, Logan makes the case for marriage.

Julia knows the only wedding in their future is the one they're both attending, no matter how hot the chemistry between them still burns. Can two high school sweethearts who've made a mess of love finally get it right…even if the baby isn't Logan's?

A swoon-worthy take on a reunion story!  It’s quick and easy to read, filled with a drama filled week leading up to a final meeting of the minds on love conquering all!

Actress Julia Keys appears to have it all … a Hollywood career, her leading men falling at her feet, beauty and brains — but she’s never had the man she truly wants by her side.

Logan Brandt was her high school sweetheart.  They had a powerful relationship before she broke his heart when they left for college.  He went on to play professional baseball and have a full life without her … but she was always the one that got away!

Drawn together again for a mutual friend and family wedding, Logan learns they have unfinished business resulting from their a tryst they had a few months ago … there’s a little one on the way!


** Blog Tour / Book Review ** BAD BOYS AFTER DARK: DYLAN Melissa Foster

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** Blog Tour / Book Review **  BAD BOYS AFTER DARK: DYLAN  Melissa FosterBad Boys After Dark: Dylan by Melissa Foster
Series: Bad Billionaires After Dark
Published by World Literary Press on December 21, 2016
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Everything's naughtier after dark...

Sinfully sexy bar owner Dylan Bad has a thing for needy women. He’s a savior, a knight in shining armor, and his mighty talented sword has no trouble bringing damsels in distress to their knees. Enter Tiffany Winters, a gorgeous cutthroat sports agent who looks like sex on legs, f**ks like she’s passion personified, and wouldn’t let a man help her if she were dangling from a ledge and he was her only hope. One night and too much tequila might change their lives forever. The question is, will either one survive?

Fun, steamy and sweet all rolled in to one great read!

Bar owner Dylan Bad is a cocky, confident guy who loves to be needed, so when he meets a woman that grabs his attention like no other, it’s unbelievable that she’s a hard-nosed, take no prisoners gal!

Tiffany Winters hasn’t spent her life around sports to now all of a sudden become a girly girl who needs a man to feel complete!  She’s a major workaholic who will do anything to succeed in her career as a sports agent.  But why is she suddenly craving something else other than the adrenaline of work?  She’s actually ignoring her phone for this guy.  He might be rocking her world with his wicked hands, but can she really put her heart on the line for a man?



Bad Billionaires After Dark: Dylan by Melissa Foster

Date of Publication: December 21, 2016


Bad Billionaires After Dark are a series of stand-alone hot and sexy romances.

Indulge your inner vixen with these sexy billionaires!
Meet the Bad Boys… Four fiercely loyal, sinfully sexy, uber alpha brothers, about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies.

Everything’s naughtier after dark…
Sinfully sexy bar owner Dylan Bad has a thing for needy women. He’s a savior, a knight in shining armor, and his mighty talented sword has no trouble bringing damsels in distress to their knees. Enter Tiffany Winters, a gorgeous cutthroat sports agent who looks like sex on legs, f**ks like she’s passion personified, and wouldn’t let a man help her if she were dangling from a ledge and he was her only hope. One night and too much tequila might change their lives forever. The question is, will either one survive?


Carson (coming soon)
Brett (coming soon)

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The BILLIONAIRES AFTER DARK series is part of the LOVE IN BLOOM big family romance collection. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.


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About Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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** Blog Tour / Review ** A KICK IN THE PANTS / WILL NEVER FADE by Jenna Sutton


A Kick in the Pants & Will Never Fade
Riley O’Brien & Co. Novellas

By: Jenna Sutton




A Kick in the Pants: Releasing November 15, 2016

Jake Lilliard has always been a gambling man. So far, all the risks he’s taken — like moving to San Francisco and joining Riley O’Brien & Co. — have paid off. Now he’s ready to take the biggest risk of all: acting on his feelings for Kyla Andrews. As a trainee in his department, she’s off limits. But as soon as Kyla moves on to another job, he is going to make her his. He’s waited long enough…

When tragedy struck Kyla’s family years ago, she started playing it safe. She doesn’t take risks with her job or her heart, and she refuses to be a cliché – the foolish woman who falls for her sexy boss. Yet Jake is everything she has ever wanted, and it’s impossible to resist him and his enticing kisses.

Just when it seems that the gamble they took will pay off, Jake’s past threatens his future with Kyla. He knows lady luck is fickle, but she’s always had a soft spot for him. He’s hoping she won’t turn her back on him when he needs her the most…

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A sexy, fun little novella centering around one of Riley O’Brien & Co.’s management trainees!

Kyla Andrews is almost done with her year long management trainee program and is excited to pick her new job with the company.  She’s hoping she makes it that long without totally embarrassing herself with how much she’s crushing on her boss though!

Jake Lilliard has been suffering right alongside her for almost 6 months now, even though neither of them knows that the other one likes them.  Jake is counting the days until she’s no longer his subordinate and he can ask her out!  He’s never felt this way about a woman before!

Just when their time has arrived, a moment of sharing their past with each other brings about a stumbling block that just might tear them apart for good!



Metal wall sconces illuminated the corridor, throwing pools of golden light on the dark wood plank floors. A door opened a few feet ahead of her, and Jake emerged from it. He froze when he saw her, his eyes widening before he ambled toward her.

The narrow corridor made her even more aware of his height and muscular physique, and her body reacted the way it always did when got close. Her heart began to pound, and her breathing grew shallow. Suddenly, her throat was dry, and she swallowed thickly.

Stopping right in front of her, he looked down into her face. His eyes caught the light from the sconces, glimmering with a million shades of green and gold. They dropped to her mouth before jumping back to hers.

“You’ve got sugar on your lips,” he notified her, his voice low and gravelly.

Without thinking, she licked her upper lip. He moved closer, the front of his long-sleeved dress shirt brushing against her chest. She nervously stepped back, afraid that she might throw herself at him. He followed until her back was against the wall. She sucked in a shaky breath, trying not to let him see how much his nearness affected her.

“Not there.” He touched his thumb to her lower lip, toward the corner. “Here.”

Dropping his head, he licked the spot where his thumb had been. She gasped, certain that she was having yet another X-rated dream starring Jake. When his tongue flicked along the outer edge of her upper lip, she realized it wasn’t a dream.

“And you’ve got some here,” he murmured, tracing her lower lip with his tongue.

She gripped his upper arms, his biceps rock hard under her fingers. “What are you doing?” she breathed against his mouth.

He drew back to stare into her eyes. “I’m not your boss anymore, Kyla. I’m just a guy who works for the same company you do, and lucky for me, that company doesn’t have any rules against co-workers dating, even if they’re in the same department.”

She barely heard a word he said because her ears were roaring with her pulse. “What?”

He smiled slowly, and she couldn’t tear her eyes from his mouth. She clutched his arms tighter, wanting those lips on every part of her body.

“I’m not your boss anymore,” he repeated. “I have been counting the days until … until I could …”

“Until you could what?” she whispered.

“Until I could be with you,” he answered hoarsely. “That’s all I want … a chance to be with you.”





Will Never Fade: Releasing December 13, 2016

For Phoebe Werner, the management trainee program at Riley O’Brien & Co. represents a new beginning. She’s finally healthy, and she is trying to enjoy life while she can. She never expects to run into Garrett Gale at a New Year’s Eve party. The handsome hotelier is the only man she wants… and a reminder of what she can never have.

Years ago, Garrett enjoyed one memorable night with Phoebe after months of fantasizing about her. And then, she disappeared. She ignored his efforts to contact her, and he did his best to forget her. Now fate has brought her back into his life and his bed. But who knows how long she’ll stay there?

With Phoebe’s fears threatening to ruin their chance at happiness, Garrett must convince her that they’re meant to be. He can’t let Phoebe walk away with his heart again.

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4 1/2 STARS!

Such an emotionally powerful book!  Choosing to let fear guide you, often leaves you losing out on the best things in life.  Really enjoyed this couple and the story!  It was fun to see Jake and Kyla again too!

Garrett Gale had one magically night with the woman of his dreams … and then she disappeared, never responding to any of his attempts at contacting her.  He moved on with his life and tried to forget about her … but his heart remembered.  Imagine his surprise when he runs into her out of the blue years later!  He can’t believe the changes in her, but he doesn’t desire her one bit less.

Phoebe Werner relocated to San Francisco to start living again.  She’s finally healthy, and enjoying delving into the Management Trainee Program she’s working in at Riley O’Brien & Co.  When she runs into Garrett at a News Year’s Eve party, she can’t believe it’s him.  He’s all she’s ever wanted … but exactly what she can’t have!



Garrett picked up his fork, but instead of eating off his own plate, he stabbed a piece of chicken off hers. As he brought it to his mouth, she kicked him under the table, not hard, just a tap.

“If you wanted chicken tagine,” she groused, “you should have ordered it.”

Although his mouth was busy chewing, she could tell he wanted to smile. This was their old routine—him eating off her plate, her chastising him, and him offering little tidbits of his meal to repay her.

Switching his fork for a spoon, he scooped some stew from the orange bowl in front of him and held it up to her mouth. She opened with no hesitation, the whole situation as comfortable and familiar as her favorite flannel nightgown.

He spooned the food into her mouth. As she chewed the flavorful combination of tender beef, kalamata olives, raisins, and garbanzo beans, she got hints of cinnamon and cumin and a little kick of lemon.

“Oh, that’s good,” she murmured, licking her lips. “Give me another bite.”

He didn’t give her what she wanted. Instead, his eyes dropped to her mouth and stayed there for several heartbeats. She watched as his pupils expanded and his irises darkened from bright turquoise to deep teal.

She had seen that look in his eyes before, but she hadn’t recognized it for what it was. She did now.

Suddenly the situation was no longer comfortable. And neither was the ache between her thighs. Feeling a syrupy trickle of arousal into her panties, she silently cursed herself and shifted on the banquette seat.

She’d known it would be impossible for them to go back to the way things used to be. They had opened Pandora’s Box that night. Or, to be more accurate, they had opened Phoebe’s box.

They’d released a powerful force into their friendship—desire. And that desire simmered beneath the surface like a dormant volcano just waiting to erupt.





Jenna Sutton is a former award-winning journalist who traded fact for fiction when she began writing novels. Surprisingly, the research she conducted for her articles provided a lot of inspiration for her books.

Jenna is the author of the Riley O’Brien & Co. romances. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Texas Christian University and a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.

Jenna and her husband live in Texas in a 105-year-old house affectionately known as “The Money Pit”. You can find out more about her and her books by visiting



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