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* Blog Tour / Review * SURRENDER by Elisabeth Naughton

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Blog Tour / Review * SURRENDER by Elisabeth NaughtonSurrender by Elisabeth Naughton
Series: A House of Sin Novella
Published by Evil Eye Concepts on June 12, 2018
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The leaders of my House want her dead.

The men I’ve secretly aligned myself with want her punished for screwing up their coup.

I’ve been sent by both to deal with her, but one look at the feisty redhead and I’ve got plans of my own.

Before I carry out anyone else’s orders, she’s going to give me what I want. And only when I’m satisfied will I decide if she lives or dies.

Depending, of course, on just how easily she surrenders...


Dangerously wicked! If you’ve been reading the previous books in the House of Sin series, you’ll already recognize Marco and Felicity, but now we’re getting their story from when it started! It was short and sweet, but filled with lots of passion and information of how it all began for them. Looking forward to more to come in the series!

She’s a key figure in the Houses, and doesn’t realize the danger she’s in.

He’s been sent to teach her a lesson for daring to screw up the plans they’ve made.

Attraction explodes around them as danger nears. Will joining forces help get her to safety, or will one of them lead the other into more trouble than they ever expected?








From New York Times Bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton, comes SURRENDER, a new novella in her House of Sin Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!




From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton comes a new story in her House of Sin series…

The leaders of my House want her dead.

The men I’ve secretly aligned myself with want her punished for screwing up their coup.

I’ve been sent by both to deal with her, but one look at the feisty redhead and I’ve got plans of my own.

Before I carry out anyone else’s orders, she’s going to give me what I want. And only when I’m satisfied will I decide if she lives or dies.

Depending, of course, on just how easily she surrenders…




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“You think you know a lot about me, Mr. Garcia.”

“I think you and I both know you’re down here with him”—he nodded toward Comb-Over passed out on the floor—“because you’re afraid to be down here with me.”

He was wrong. I was down here for the damn file. But he was also right. I was also afraid to be here with him. Because the longer he looked at me with those fiery, lust-filled eyes, the more my mind wandered from the reason I was even in this mansion and zeroed straight on him.

“Hm?” Those lush lips curled on one side, tempting me to kiss that sexy smirk right from his face. “Admit it. I scare you because you already know how good it would be.”

He leaned close to my ear. “Imagine it. My lips on your skin. Kissing. Licking. Biting you gently until you shivered.”

My eyes drifted shut. And as his warm breath sizzled over my neck and down my spine, my fingers curled against his shirt, and I struggled to keep from melting against him.

“I’d start right here.” He brushed his lips against the soft skin behind my earlobe. Not a kiss. A caress of his lips. One I felt everywhere. “Then I’d move to your throat.” He lifted the hand at my hip and gently trailed his finger down the side of my neck to my collarbone. “I’d take my time. Over the hollow right here.” He very softly skimmed the indent between my neck and my shoulder. “And when I got to the strap of your dress…” He fingered the thin strip of fabric, tracing it all the way from the top of my shoulder down to the square neckline of my dress, so low his touch teased my breast and sent tingles straight to my nipples. “I’d tug it off with my teeth.”

My whole body trembled, and my hands slid to his shoulders. Before I could stop myself I lifted against him and rocked my hips against his—against that heavenly erection that was all but calling my name.

“Mm.” His lips skimmed my throat again. And he whispered, “I think you’d like that.”

I knew I’d like it. And I was pretty damn sure this man could make a woman bark like a dog and enjoy every moment of it.





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Elisabeth Naughton’s SURRENDER – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

June 13th

Read-Love-Blog – Excerpt

Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews – Review

The Reading Cafe – Review & Excerpt

June 14th

A British Bookworm’s Blog – Review

Cup of Tea Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Literary misfit – Review & Excerpt

SBB Reviews – Review

June 15th

Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt

Nerdy Dirty & Flirty – Review & Excerpt

Thoughts of a Blonde – Review

June 16th

Ash P Reads – Review & Excerpt

Canadian Book Addict – Review & Excerpt

Kari’s Book Reviews and Revelations – Review & Excerpt

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

June 17th

All Things Dark & Dirty –Excerpt

Evermore Books – Review & Excerpt

Sofia Loves Books – Review

June 18th

My Nook, Books & More – Excerpt

Read Review Repeat – Review & Excerpt

Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt

The Heathers’ Blog – Excerpt

June 19th

Louise’s Book Buzz – Review

Nadine’s Obsessed with Books – Review & Excerpt

June 20th

Books 2 Blog – Review & Excerpt

Obsessive Reading Disorder – Review & Excerpt

Ruby’s Books –Review & Excerpt

June 21st

Only One More Page – Review & Excerpt

Scandalous Book Blog – Excerpt

June 22nd

Bookgasms Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Romance Schmomance – Review & Excerpt

Up All Night with Books – Review




Elisabeth Naughton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. From Elisabeth: “I was never one of those people who knew they wanted to be an author at the age of six. I didn’t have imaginary friends. I didn’t write stories in my journal or entertain my relatives by firelight after Thanksgiving dinner. For the most part, I was just a normal, everyday kid. I liked to read, but I wasn’t exceptional at it. And when my teachers complimented me on my writing abilities, I brushed them off. I did, however, always have a penchant for the unique and absurd. And as my mother told me all throughout my childhood, I should have been an actress—I was a drama queen before my time.

“Years ago, my husband bought me Scarlett: The Sequel to Gone With The Wind. If you ever saw the book, you know it’s a long one. I sat and read that thing from cover to cover, and dreamed of one day being a writer. But I didn’t actually try my hand at writing until years later when I quit my teaching job to stay home with my kids. And my husband? After that week of reading where I neglected him and everything else until I finished Scarlett, he vowed never to buy me another book again. Little did he know I’d one day end up sitting at a keyboard all day drafting my own stories.

“My writing journey has not been easy. I didn’t just sit down one day, decide I was going to write a book and voila! sell my very first attempt. As most authors will probably agree, the path to publication is filled with hours of work, pulling all-nighters I thought I’d given up in college, sacrifices, rejections, but a love I discovered along the way I just can’t live without. Instead of a big, thick book to read by lamplight (I do read much smaller ones when I get the chance), I’ve traded in my reading obsession for a laptop. And I’ve never been happier.

“I’m one of the lucky ones. I have a wonderful family and fabulous husband who put up with my writing—and obsessive personality—even when life is chaotic. More than once my kids have been late to swimming or baseball because I needed just five more minutes to finish a scene. Their support and encouragement mean the world to me. I also have amazing friends and a support network I couldn’t survive without. So to all of you out there who have encouraged me along the way, sent me emails and fan letters, phone calls and congratulations, I just want to say, thank you. You make this whole writing gig that much more enjoyable. I truly wouldn’t be here without you.”


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* Review * BRETT by Leigh Duncan

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * BRETT by Leigh DuncanBrett by Leigh Duncan
Series: The Hometown Heroes Series #2
Published by Gardenia Street Publishing on June 15, 2018
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The broad-shouldered Adonis standing on Stephanie Bryant’s front porch cannot fathom why the sassy beauty failed to evacuate along with the other residents of Cocoa Beach, but she has her reasons.

With a big promotion at stake, the approaching storm doesn’t figure into Stephanie’s plans any more than falling for the hunkiest cop in Florida.

But more than the landscape changes when a hurricane practically blows Florida’s newest resident into the arms of disillusioned cop Brett Lincoln. While the last thing he wants in his life is another self-centered woman, the keys to his emotional survival just might dangle from Stephanie’s perfectly sculpted nails.

* This book was originally published in 2010.


A chance meeting, undeniable attraction and the start of a new relationship! With the next book in the Hometown Heroes Series, we get Brett’s story. He’s a become a bit bitter about his outlook on people since becoming a cop and seeing all the issues in the world, but a fresh perspective from Stephanie’s viewpoint has him rethinking his ways! This was a fun read … fast paced and entertaining.

When Stephanie Bryant transfers to Cocoa Beach, Florida as part of a big promotion, she has no clue she’s driving into town right in the middle of a big evacuation. Yes, the streets seemed fairly dead, but she’s from Ohio, what does she know about storms and evacuating?

Police officer Brett Lincoln can’t believe it when he sees her doing work around the house when everyone should already be out of the path of this storm. He figures out what’s going on with her and gets her on her way towards the only shelter left with any space and figures he’s done his good deed. When the town returns after the storm though, he just keeps running into her again and again … and he has to admit, he’s starting to like it!



I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * THE BROODING SURGEON’S BABY BOMBSHELL by Susan CarlisleThe Brooding Surgeon's Baby Bombshell by Susan Carlisle
Published by Harlequin Medical Romances on July 1, 2018
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One night, unexpected consequences…!

But can they be a family?

After sparks fly with Dr. Gabriel Marks at a conference, nurse Zoe Avery’s left with a permanent reminder of their night together. Knowing Gabe doesn’t want kids, Zoe decides she’ll have the baby alone. Then Gabe moves to the same city just as pregnant Zoe needs a temporary home. Gabe comes to her rescue, but can they overcome their hurdles and become a family?


A surprise baby, a steamy attraction and real-life always popping up to keep them on their toes! A nice ground-work is laid for the story from the beginning of the book, and we get to know more about the characters as the story progresses. Zoe is really stubborn and fairly selfish in how she sees this whole baby thing, so she’s a bit hard to like. Gabe immediately steps up and wants to be a part of the process, so we feel for him as she tries to push him away. A solid read!

When attraction gets the better of them at a conference, Dr. Gabriel Marks and nurse Zoe Avery decide to have a fling before they each return home to their lives across the country from each other. He’s a busy transplant doctor, she’s a patient advocate with personal issues of her own that take up a lot of her time. They expect to possibly see each other again in six months at the next meeting, but other than that, go on about their lives.

When the next conference rolls around, Gabe is shocked to see that Zoe is pregnant. She knew from discussions they had previously that he wasn’t interested in marriage and a family, so she decided she’s having this baby on her own. It turns out Gabe is moving to her neck of the woods at just the right time when she needs a temporary place to live, and he’s not backing down now that he knows they have a child on the way … he plans to be a father to this baby!


* Review * INHERITED FOR THE ROYAL BED by Annie West

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * INHERITED FOR THE ROYAL BED by Annie WestInherited for the Royal Bed by Annie West
Published by Harlequin Presents on July 1, 2018
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“I now belong to you.”

He will finally claim his inheritance!

Four years after inheriting—and liberating—a concubine, powerful ruler Sayid is shocked to see the transformation of Lina. No longer shy and naive, Lina is a feisty, irresistible woman. And Sayid has never wanted anyone more! But he’s duty bound to his country, and Sayid can only commit to a brief affair. Will Lina accept his outrageous proposal of a week in the royal bed?


Exotic and delightful! My attention was nabbed right off the bat as a young lady enters the realm of her new sire and offers herself for his service. She’s been raised to feel less important than the men in her culture, but she knows she deserves more. When faced with kindness and opportunity, she graciously accepts the life Sayid offers to help her with and never forgets what he’s done for her. Upon her return, she’s grown into a beautiful woman who catches his eye just as quickly as she did years prior. The attraction is intense … and the aftermath is explosive! The characters were developed well, and the plot while having a great foundation felt too short. Overall a very enjoyable read!

When Sayid Badawi, Emir of Halarq first met Lina she was young, naive and floundering. He took her under his wing and made sure she had a safe place to secure the education that she dreamed of, and most of all a place to call home. Now after more than four years, she’s returning to his kingdom and is more decadent than ever! He has too many duties to be able to give her the life that she deserves, but he could give her one week of passion she won’t forget!

Lina Rahman will be forever grateful to the Emir for the knowledge and education he gave her, and the crush she’s been harboring on him for all of these years only grows stronger when she sees him again. He’s a powerful, yet kind man and she would love being taken into his arms just once. When the opportunity arises, will she be able to settle for the few days he can offer her?


* Review * UNDONE by Elisabeth Naughton

* Review * UNDONE by Elisabeth NaughtonUndone by Elisabeth Naughton
Series: House of Sin #3
Published by Elisabeth Naughton Publishing LLC on June 5, 2018
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Behind the doors of the House of Sin, no one is ever safe...

I love him. It’s the only truth that matters now.

I’ve cast my old life aside and given myself fully to his wants and desires, to the fire he alone ignites inside me. And together, we’ve found strength and salvation in each other.

But there are evil forces that do not want us together, who will forever see me as a threat that must be undone. I trust that he will protect me, that our love can withstand any test, but I can’t ignore the growing shadows lurking beyond our door.

Because I understand now that those shadows are not waiting to destroy me as I once feared. They’ve come for him. To steal him away from me for good. And to finally and completely engulf him in a sinister world he’s eluded for so long.

In the inescapable darkness of the House of Sin…


Dark, dangerous and oh so exciting! With the next book in the House of Sin series, we pick up Luc and Natalie’s story where it left off in the previous book. Danger abounds, deceit is plentiful and life isn’t going to be easy for them no matter how they look at it! The story is fast paced, action packed and we reach a satisfying ending after much strife, pain and heartache! Enjoying this series!

She’s supposed to be safe, but people aren’t playing by the rules any longer, and danger is as alive as ever. She’s given up everything that she knew prior to him, and only wants to be safe and able to build their love … but forces stand in their way time and time again.

He’d agree to anything in order to keep her safe from the monsters that surround him. He’ll withstand whatever they throw at him … as long as she’s waiting at the end of the tunnel. More sacrifices than he ever imagined end up having to be made … and they have to be torn apart to come out whole at the other end!