Archives for May 12, 2017

* Review * REBEL CUSTODY by Sarah Hawthorne

* Review * REBEL CUSTODY by Sarah HawthorneRebel Custody by Sarah Hawthorne
Series: The Demon Horde Motorcycle Club Series #2
Published by Carina Press on May 1, 2017
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A son in danger

The Demon Horde MC are no strangers to breaking the rules, but making a man pay to get his son back crosses one too many lines for Skeeter. He'll do anything, including play by the book, if it means bringing his son home. Hiring straitlaced attorney Miriam Englestein is meant to solve his problems, not create new ones. One look at her and his good-guy facade goes out the window. He wants to throw his buttoned-up lawyer onto the back of his bike and make her his.

A woman at risk

Miri wants nothing to do with the club. Her father may be in their pocket, but she's on the right side of the law and she intends to stay there. But there's something about Skeeter's plea—something about him—she can't walk away from. While she's tempted to let him do unspeakably wicked and delicious things to her, she can't risk her law practice, or her heart.

A dangerous deception

When Miriam agrees to pose as Skeeter's woman to get details they need for the case, things heat up fast—and it's not long before the lines between business and personal blur, and they're both in over their heads. In the MC world, lies have a way of coming back to you, and they put everyone at risk.

Entangled webs are woven as an MC takes on a members past they never knew about. When danger gets too close, will his brothers be able to keep his kid … and his woman … safe? Not a super raw MC story, but very enjoyable none the less. There is talk of a lot of deep deception and criminal activity, but it’s not riddled into the story very much. I liked Jean Luc and Miri together!

Demon Horde Motorcycle Club member Jean Luc “Skeeter” Devaneaux isn’t worried about breaking the law, but he isn’t down for being blackmailed himself … and about a kid he never even knew he had to top it all off! The club hooks him up with Family Law attorney Miriam Englestein to work her magic on figuring out how to get his son away from the “old friend” hanging him over his head.

Miri doesn’t normally associate with her dad’s handling of club business, but she can’t resist helping Jean Luc when she hears his story … even if it means playing his old lady to get info out of his blackmailer. When the lines between personal and professional get crossed, will they still be able to work out a solution that puts his son in his custody? And when the good girl and the bad boy actually admit their feelings for each other, is there a way to make their totally different worlds mesh into a future?


* Review * LITTLE SECRET, RED HOT SCANDAL by Cat Schield

* Review * LITTLE SECRET, RED HOT SCANDAL by Cat SchieldLittle Secret, Red Hot Scandal by Cat Schield
Series: Las Vegas Nights
Published by Harlequin Desire on May 1, 2017
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Could this surprise pregnancy be the ultimate betrayal…or her Cinderella moment?

Meek and mild Mia Navarro has spent her entire life in her twin's shadow. But a brief and secret affair with superstar singer/producer Nate Tucker is about to change all that. Their one night together on tour has left her pregnant and torn between her obligation to her pop-princess sister and claiming the life she longs for. But as Mia gears up to put her own needs first for once, she faces an even starker moment of reckoning: Will her pregnancy news strike the wrong chord…or be music to Nate's ears?

Cat Schield takes us on a walk through the inner beat of the music industry as her sure and reliable voice weaves an exciting story filled with heartwarming antidotes and swoon worthy connections. The characters are rich and the plot is filled with both joy and compassion as one heart tries to find the right direction when torn between family and love. I really enjoyed Mia and Nate!

Musician and producer Nate Tucker has had his ups and downs in the music industry, but he’s finally at a comfortable place with his career. If only he could say the same about his personal life! He met a woman that he really cares about … but she dumped him without looking back!

Mia Navarro has lived in the shadow of her outgoing and talented pop-star twin sister for the majority of her life. Family dynamics have her burying her own dreams to cater to Ivy’s every whim and desire. She thought having a secret fling with Nate during Ivy’s last tour might go somewhere, but in the end she had to walk away due to her obligations … but now she’s back in his life again. Will things turn out any different this time … especially when she discovers their fling led to a baby being on the way?


** FRIDAY FAVORITES with Melissa Foster … with a Giveaway! **


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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance 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–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.


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My favorite color is … lavender

My favorite place to read is … on the beach

My favorite snack is … ice cream

My favorite type of music is … country

My favorite hot beverage is … cocoa

My favorite type of flower is … orchid

My favorite time of day is … any:)

My favorite candy is … Twizzlers

My favorite hobby is … exercise

My favorite place to vacation is … Cape Cod



Melissa has just kicked off a brand new series BAYSIDE SUMMERS!

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Love in Bloom — Bayside Summers

As the co-owner of Bayside Resorts, Rick Savage has a fabulous job working with his best friends and brother, and a thriving business in Washington, DC, which he’ll be returning to at the end of the summer. Spending time with his family is great, but being back on Cape Cod has unearthed painful memories. When sweet, smart, and overly cautious Desiree Cleary moves in next door, Rick is drawn to the sexy preschool teacher, and she just might prove to be the perfect distraction.

Running an art gallery was not in preschool teacher Desiree Cleary’s plans, but after being tricked into coming to her impetuous, unreliable mother’s aid, she’s stuck spending the summer with the badass half sister she barely knows and a misbehaving dog. If that’s not frustrating enough, she can’t escape the sparks igniting with her strikingly handsome and pushy neighbor, Rick, who makes all her warning bells go off.

Passion ignites as Desiree and Rick spend long summer nights sharing heartfelt confessions and steamy kisses. For the first time in years Rick is enjoying life again instead of hiding behind mounds of work miles away from his family. Desiree has touched him in a way that makes him want to slow down. Only slowing down means dealing with his demons, and he isn’t sure who he’ll be when he comes out the other side.




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Truly, Madly, WHISKEY

Eight months is a long damn time to have the hots for a woman who keeps a guy at arm’s length. But Crystal Moon is no ordinary woman. She’s a sinfully sexy, sass-mouthed badass, and the subject of Bear Whiskey’s midnight fantasies. She’s also one of his closest friends.

Just when Crystal thinks she has her life under control, scorching-hot, possessive, aggressive, and fiercely loyal Bear pushes all her sexual buttons, relentless in his pursuit to make her his.

The more Bear pushes, the hotter their passion burns, unearthing memories for Crystal that are best kept buried. But there’s no stopping the collision of her past and present, catapulting the two lovers down an emotionally charged road that has them questioning all they thought they knew about themselves.


Lots of sexy goodness ahead for us in 2017 from Melissa!


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Bad Billionaires After Dark

Everything’s naughtier after dark…

As the founder of a multimillion-dollar international security business, Carson Bad exposes secrets for a living. He knows better than to forge relationships built on them. But for years he did just that with his best friend, and secret lover, Tawny Bishop. She brought a sense of calm and understanding to his life—in and out of the bedroom. Until one fateful night when a knock at the door changed everything.

Tawny is no longer a naive college student. She’s a sought-after perfumer living in Paris. She has plenty of resources at her fingertips, and lots of lonely nights to think about the only man she’s ever loved—the one she ran away from all those years ago. She needs to move forward with her life, but how can she when Carson still owns her heart?

Maybe showing up in the middle of the night unannounced isn’t the best route to unraveling the past and figuring out her future, but Tawny has played it safe for ten long years, and it’s only made her long for the man she never should have walked away from. Now she’s back in Carson’s life, and he’s determined not to make the same mistake twice. If only he knew what that mistake was…


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Love in Bloom — The Ryders

It’s been years since Sally Tuft’s husband died, years since she was left to raise her teenage son alone, and years since she’d told the only other man she wanted that they should be just friends. Now her son has left for college, and Sally has no distractions to keep her from thinking about her best friend and co-worker, Gage Ryder, and what could have been.

Gage Ryder believed that one day Sally would move past the death of her husband and they would finally leave the friend zone and explore the passion that’s simmered between them since the day they met. But it doesn’t seem that’s ever going to happen, and it just might be Gage’s turn to move on.

When Gage and Sally are tasked with opening a new youth center their close-knit world is expanded–and sexy new prospects move in. Sally and Gage are forced to confront their attractions, or let each other go forever.


Releasing September 5:


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Sugar Lake

Bakery owner Willow Dalton’s friendship with Zane Walker has always been a bit complicated. Now a scrumptiously hot A-list actor, Zane’s always had a reputation as a player. He’s arrogant, and he’s definitely not boyfriend material. Sure, he did Willow a favor by agreeing to take her virginity before college, but is that reason enough for her to go along with a fake engagement a decade later—even if it comes with a real diamond ring?

Zane should have known better. Nothing involving Willow has ever been easy. Still, he knows her better than anyone, and becoming America’s hottest new leading man means cleaning up his reputation. An “engagement” to curvy, sass-mouthed Willow is the perfect PR move…provided no one gets hurt.

Now Zane and Willow’s little white lie has turned into an irresistible recipe for sweet temptation. And soon no one will be able to tell the difference between their fake engagement and the real thing—including them.


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Love in Bloom — The Bradens — Peaceful Harbor, MD

Fall in love with Ty Braden, a world-renowned mountain climber and nature photographer. He’s about to take on his toughest assignment yet—winning the heart of the one that got away.



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* Blog Tour / Release Blast * PAYBACK by Christina Phillips


Viking Bastards MC #2

By: Christina Phillips

Releasing May 1, 2017
Entangled Scorched





I don’t fuck girls who work for me, but as soon as Amelia turns those big green eyes on me I know she’s trouble. I can’t keep my hands off her, and the almost-but-not-quite-sex we share in the kitchen is the hottest thing I’ve ever had. Except she calls it quits, before we’ve even started.

Instead of moving on, she’s all I can think about and that’s bad news. I’m breaking all my rules for her, and don’t even care.

Until I find out who she is and what she really wants. She’s after payback, but there’s no way she’s going to get it. No way in hell…


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I trace the outline of her ear and those three irresistible hoops. She gives a little shiver but still doesn’t grab hold of me. Guess it’s time to ease her mind on things.

I move in closer, and she steps back until she’s flat against the larder door.

“What happens between us tonight doesn’t affect your job. You understand?”

“You mean if I knee your nuts, you won’t fire me?”

Instinctively, I cradle my junk. “That wasn’t my first thought.”

Her smile damn near takes my breath away. “I bet it wasn’t. I know exactly what you’re thinking.”

“Is that right?” I’m sure my package is safe so I twist a length of her hair around my finger. It’s as soft and silky as I imagined. “What’s that, then?”

“I think you’re trying to get inside my thong.”

The image of Amelia in nothing but a sexy thong fills my head. “You got a problem with that?”

“Yeah. It’s not happening.”

My gaze drops to her mouth. “Wanna bet?”

“I don’t need to bet. I’m telling you. All you get tonight is a kiss.”

Chicks don’t lay down the law to me. But then again, I’ve never been with a girl who confuses me as much as Amelia. If she wants to leave, she could easily walk away. I won’t stop her. But she stands there, like she’s daring me to take me up on her offer.

A kiss.

I give her a mocking smile. “You’ll want more than a kiss from me.”

She doesn’t answer right away, and I hide my smirk of victory as I lean in to claim her mouth. Her head tilts to the side, evading me, which is both frustrating and oddly fascinating.

“It doesn’t matter what I want. A kiss is my best offer. Take it or leave it.”

Despite the throb between my legs, I have the crazy urge to laugh. “That’s your best offer? You sure you don’t want me to go down on you?”

For a second I swear she’s about say yes, but then she hitches in a ragged breath. “Totally sure. Keep your head right where it is.”

No chick has ever refused that offer before, and the way she’s so desperately trying to hide how turned on she is makes me grin. “Okay. But I’ll only kiss you on one condition.”

“Huh?” She sounds drunk, and blinks at me like everything’s out of focus. “You have a condition?”

“It’s only fair.”

She stares at me as though I’ve lost my mind. I think I fucking have. Not that I care, since crazy as this all is, I’ve never had as much fun hooking up before.

Finally, she speaks. “What is it?”

“I can use my hands on you.” I wave my fingers in her face and she glances at them as though she has no idea what I’m talking about.

“Okay.” There’s a cautious note in her voice as though she thinks it’s some kind of trick. “But that’s all. Just your hands.”

That’s all I need.



Christina Phillips is addicted to good coffee, expensive chocolate and bad boy heroes. She writes on the sizzling side of naughty, and loves bringing her tough biker heroes to their knees (her heroines enjoy this, too ☺)

She is also owned by three gorgeous cats who are convinced the universe revolves around their needs. They are not wrong.






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