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Thursday, March 23, 2017

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The Terms by Ruby Rowe Cover Reveal



Title: The Terms: Part One
Series: The Terms Duet
Author: Ruby Rowe
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Erotica Romance, BDSM
Cover Model: Alfie Gabriel
Cover Design: Jo-Anna at Just write. Creations
Release Date: April 27, 2017

I wanted to hate her. For three years, Camilla withheld the fact that my brother had a son, Liam.

Then, Tony died without ever knowing his kid, and I was going to make sure Ms. Rose paid a price for her deceit. I also wanted Liam to be raised as a Burke. Our family’s legacy was one to carry on, so the terms were straightforward.

Live in my home.

Allow me to help raise Liam.

Oh, and agree to be my submissive.

In return, I agreed not to rip Camilla’s child away from her. I also offered them both financial security and a life of luxury. It seemed generous to me. It might’ve been simple, too, had she not reminded me of the lady in red. The one who haunted my dreams at night. Camilla’s hazel eyes were a mirror image, her sweetness more than an acquaintance to my subconscious.

I was a hacker by trade, and the internet was my best friend, sharing with me every secret I wished to unearth. I believed that until an unfathomable truth revealed itself in a different way.

Some secrets are never whispered, only sensed by the heart, and all along, my soul held the truth. It hid even from me the most important secret of them all.

The Terms ends in a cliffhanger. It contains explicit language and graphic sex, including aspects of BDSM. The second novel in the duet, The Terms: Part Two, will release June 1st.
Excerpt from The Terms: Part One (The Terms Duet)
© Ruby Rowe 2017


Pulling on my arm, he signals for me to stand. I’m wobbly until I feel his tongue roll over my nipple. My hands find his shoulders, and I use them to brace myself as he sucks the stiff pebble inside his mouth.
“Yes,” I say breathlessly. His fingers thrust inside me, and my legs open to give him room. I’m loving every sensation, from his heated mouth to his thick fingers stretching my walls. “Oh, please don’t stop.” As I pant for air, and dig my nails into his shoulders, his fingers slip from me.
No!
“Stand still.” He moves around me, stirring up a breeze, and it sounds like he’s fastening his pants. Shortly after, he removes the blindfold. My hand shields my eyes as they snap shut from the intrusive light. “Let this serve as a lesson not to lie to me. Open your eyes.” I do, and I’m confronted with his penetrating gaze. He’s fully clothed, holding my blouse in his hand. “You can make our years together easy, or you can make them hard. It’s up to you.”
Grabbing my shirt from him, I hold it over my exposed breasts. “Years…? Do you even hear yourself? You’re a handsome and wealthy man who could have as many women in your bed as you choose, probably at once even, yet you’re trying to play house with me in some twisted way.”
“I’ve already had a plethora of women, and like we’ve discussed repeatedly, I want you and Liam here so he can be raised as a Burke.”
“Now, you’re lying. You didn’t bring us here so you could get close to Liam. You brought us here because of your desire to use me. You said you were pissed I withheld from Tony that he had a son, but I think you’re doing this to feel like you own what was once his, and it’s all because you hated him as much as he hated you.”
Turning beet red with anger, he points his finger in my face. “I have never felt hatred toward my brother, and you’re lying to yourself if you think Tony gave a damn about you. Not once did he breathe your fucking name to me.”
Tears come, but I hold them at bay. I don’t know why his words sting. I learned years ago that Tony didn’t give two shits for me, and Christopher confirmed he didn’t care about Liam, either.
“You’re evil, and although my body may betray me and desire your touch, my heart holds only contempt for you. Get out so I can dress and care for my son.”
“It’s your last night, Camilla. Tomorrow, I’m turning your ass scarlet.”

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The Terms: Part Two (The Terms Duet, #2)


COLTON

I tried to keep my distance. I knew how much trouble Summer could cause me once she was, in her words, “legal.” She wouldn’t accept that being my best friend’s sister meant she was governed by another set of laws.

She was the forbidden fruit.

The “off-limits” trophy prize I couldn’t win.

The “don’t look and sure as hell don’t touch” female in my life.

But Summer pushed until I was backed into a corner. My hands and mouth had nowhere to go but on her. That was my story, and I was stickin’ to it.


SUMMER

I’d known Colton Graham all my life, and he was always a pest … until he wasn’t. That handsome face and masculine body he grew into became hard to look away from, and the more he matured and distanced himself from me, the more I wanted him close.

Since I’d grown up with a brother, I knew how college guys operated. Relationships were off the table, and fine by me; I only wanted two adventurous months with Colton. I knew he wouldn’t be my last, but I was hell-bent on making him my first. What was the harm in that? I could do casual … or so I thought.


Summer Trouble is a Ruby Romp Novella, meaning it contains insta-lust, along with an abundance of dirty talk and graphic sex. It can typically be enjoyed in one reading, so get ready for a fast-paced “get your panties wet” ride.
Ruby Rowe began writing in January of 2013 under the pen name Scarlet Wolfe,
releasing contemporary and young adult. She soon tried her hand at writing erotica
romance and fell in love with the genre.
The pen name Ruby Rowe came about in 2017 when she decided it best to keep her
racier books separate from her young adult romances. She’d like to branch out and
release straight erotica, however, she’s a romantic at heart, and believes it will be
difficult not to include romance in every story.
When not writing, Ruby reads naughty books about possessive, hot alpha males. She has
an addiction to Pinterest, pinning all the sensual photos she can find. She loves bacon,
coffee, and other flavors of ice cream besides vanilla. ;) She hopes her writing will allow
her readers a reprieve from the real world, giving them an opportunity to live out their
fantasies.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Review of The Hitchhiker on Christmas Eve by Judy Moore



It’s Christmas Eve, and Renee is a mess. She has barely slept or eaten for two weeks. Her hair is ratted, her eyes are puffy and bloodshot, and her clothes are filthy. In the throngs of an anxiety attack, she decides to commit suicide by jumping off a nearby bridge, though the thought of it terrifies her. As she drives toward the bridge through the Virginia countryside, she considers driving into an oncoming cement truck. But at the last moment, she can’t do it. Then, she sees a dark, foreboding man hitchhiking. On a whim, she stops and picks him up. What does it matter anyway? But she immediately regrets her decision.

Who is the intimidating, tattooed hitchhiker – and what are his plans for her?

MY REVIEW:

I REALLY ENJOYED THE HITCHHIKER ON CHRISTMAS EVE.  THIS BOOK IS MY FAVORITE OF JUDY MOORE'S BOOKS SO FAR.  WE MEET RENEE WHO IS SUCH A MESS SINCE HER FIANCE BROKE UP WITH HER.  SHE CAN'T SLEEP.  SHE CAN'T EAT.  RENEE IS SO DEPRESSED, SHE DECIDES TO COMMIT SUICIDE BY JUMPING OFF THE BRIDGE.  THEN SHE DOES EVEN SOMETHING EVEN MORE DANGEROUS, SHE PICKS UP A HITCHHIKER.  WHAT HAPPENS NEXT GIVES ME HOPE FOR THE HUMAN RACE.  RENEE WAS MEANT TO MEET THE HITCHHIKER THAT NIGHT.  HE WILL CHANGE HER LIFE FOREVER.

JUDY HAS A WAY OF DRAWING YOU INTO HER STORIES FROM THE VERY FIRST PAGE UNTIL THE END.  THE HITCHHIKER ON CHRISTMAS EVE WAS NO EXCEPTION  SHE DID AN EXCELLENT JOB IN PORTRAYING HOW DEPRESSING THE HOLIDAYS ARE FOR SOME PEOPLE ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN HURT AS RENEE HAS.  YOU COULD FEEL HER PAIN JUST AS IF IT WAS YOUR OWN. I FELT SO SORRY FOR HER ALTHOUGH TAKING HER LIFE WASN'T THE ANSWER.  THE HITCHHIKER WAS AN INTERESTING MAN.  HE MADE SOME MISTAKES IN LIFE AND WAS TRYING TO CHANGE.  HE WENT OUT OF THE WAY TO HELP THIS TOTAL STRANGER OUT.  HE SAVED HER LIFE AND THEN THEY SLOWLY FELL IN LOVE AS THEY GOT TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER.

THIS BOOK HAS A LITTLE EVERYTHING  THERE IS SUSPENSE, ROMANCE AND EVEN ACTION.  IT WAS A VERY EMOTIONAL READ THAT ENJOYED SO MUCH I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND YOU PICKUP THIS BOOK 5 STARS






Biography
Judy Moore writes primarily mysteries and thrillers, as well as lighter family fiction. A longtime news writer, editor, and magazine feature writer, she has a master's degree in journalism and was a college journalism professor. Her fiction and nonfiction work has been published in numerous national publications, and her novels are published by BTGN publishers. A lifelong Florida resident, she is a former tennis pro and sports writer, so her stories sometimes have a sports backdrop. Her novel "Somebody Killed the Cart Girl" is a golf mystery, and her "Murder in Vail" is set on the ski slopes of Colorado. Her Christmas anthology "Christmas Interrupted," contains three popular novellas: "Airport Christmas," "The Holiday House Sitter," and "The Hitchhiker on Christmas Eve." An earlier novella, "Birds of Prey," and her new novelette "Football Blues," are also available on Amazon.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Review of A Hero's Heart by Amber Daulton




Ten years ago, Jarrett Brandt left home and abandoned everyone of importance. After a hard reality check, the irresponsible young man matured into a ballsy DEA agent with a kickass Harley Davidson and a million-dollar bounty on his head. Ordered by his superior officer to take refuge at a safe house just days before Christmas, he headed back home to Washington State, instead, to make peace with his deceased brother's memory.

Marissa Reinn Brandt never expected to see Jarrett again. Best friends since childhood and lovers as teenagers, immaturity, over-demanding parents and illicit drugs ripped them apart. Now a successful chef at a posh restaurant, the young widow and her son offered Jarrett a place to stay for the holiday. Even though she expected nothing from her former lover--the twin brother of the man she married--fate intervened.

As Jarrett and Marissa rekindled the flames of love and lust that once bound them together, an enemy from his past and a trusted mentor from his present vied their time in the snowy dark and threatened to destroy everyone he held dear. He needed a Christmas miracle to save his family and the love of a good woman to heal his battered heart. Nothing, no one, would stand in the way of his second chance with Marissa. Come hell or high water, he would cherish her body and her heart for all time.
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Warning: a hero with a dirty mouth and a drug-filled past, lots of hot sex with a sexy redheaded chef, and an adorable little boy to remind all of us about the meaning of Christmas...


MY REVIEW:

A HERO'S HEART IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS OF AMBER DAULTON SO FAR.  I REALLY ENJOYED IT.  I AM A BIG FAN OF FRIENDS TO LOVERS OR HIGH SCHOOL SWEET HEART STORIES. IT SHOULD DEFINITELY BE A MOVIE.  

WE MEET JARRETT AND MARISSA WHO WERE FORMER HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS.  JARRETT LEAVES HIS LIFE AND MARISSA BEHIND DUE TO HAVING A DRUG HABIT.  JARRETT RETURNS 10 YEARS LATER.  HE IS NOT THE SAME MAN HE WAS BEFORE.  JARRETT HAS CHANGED.  AS MARISSA AND JARRETT REKINDLE THEIR LOVE, DANGER LURKS IN THEIR PATH.  WILL JARRETT BE ABE TO PROTECT MARISSA AND HER SON?  

A HERO'S HEART IS A ROMANTIC, SUSPENSEFUL, AND HOT LOVE STORY.  THERE IS SO MUCH PASSION AND CHEMISTRY BETWEEN MARISSA AND JARRETT, IT STEAMS UP THE PAGES.  I LOVED THE STORY LINE AND MARISSA AND JARRETT TOGETHER.  JARRETT HAD SUCH A HARD LIFE AND HE WAS ALWAYS COMPETING AGAINST HIS BROTHER FOR THEIR FATHER'S ATTENTION.  IT PUT SO MUCH STRESS ON HIM AND HE TURNED TO DRUGS TO NUMB THE PAIN.  I THINK THEIR FATHER MEANT WELL BUT TOO HARD ON HIS SONS AND WANTED THEM TO HIS LIVE HIS DREAMS.  I THINK MARISSA WAS REALLY STRONG AND WAS GOOD FOR JARRETT AND HIS FAMILY.  SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO TRULY COULD MAKE HIM HAPPY.  IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GREAT READ, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU READ A HERO'S HEART. THIS WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL BOOK 5 STARS





Biography
Writing is the fruit to happiness.
Amber Daulton lives her life by that one belief even though she normally isn’t so Zen.
Author of several novellas, she published her first book in 2012 and hopes to publish countless more in the future. As a fan of contemporary, paranormal and historical romance novels alike, she can’t get enough of feisty heroines and alpha heroes. Her mind is a wonderland of adventure, laughter and awesome ways of kicking a guy when he’s down. She probably wouldn’t be too sane without her computer and notebooks. After all, what’s a girl to do when there are people jabbering away in her head and it’s hard to shut them up? Write! Nothing else works.
Reviews are available on Amazon, Goodreads and Shelfari, as well as on numerous blogs. Please check out my blog or FB page to stay connected.
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Resisting My Submission by Jenna Jacob

Synopsis


They say first impressions mean everything. Either Maximus “Max” Gunn didn’t get the memo or he didn’t care. The gorgeous, muscle-bound Dominant’s assumption that I, Mistress Sammie, was a submissive set my blood boiling. I wanted to drive the toe of my coveted Louis Vuitton stilettos between his legs—and bring him to his knees.

But anger wasn’t the only burning emotion Max ignited inside me. The potent sexual attraction we share threatened to burn me alive, too. Unwilling to cede our Dominance, the battle for control raged like a third world war, both in and out of the dungeon. It would take a coup d'├ętat for love to conquer our drive to command.

But when Max learns the secrets of my past, and attempts to heal my scars, I don’t know if I’ll be able to still the battle…or fall willingly to my knees.
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USA Today Bestselling Author Jenna Jacob's erotic romance comes from the heart of submission. With over twenty years’ experience in the dynamics of the BDSM lifestyle, Jenna strives to portray Dominance and submission with a passionate and comprehensive voice. Her stories will make you laugh, cry, and may leave you with a better understanding of the fulfillment found in the BDSM power exchange.
A married mom of four grown children, Jenna and her husband lives in Kansas. Her passions include her family, reading, camping, cooking, music, and riding Harleys. She loves to make people laugh with her outgoing and warped sense of humor. If you're looking for hot romance with a kinky twist, pick up one of Jenna's books.
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