Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Up In Smoke by Tessa Bailey

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Meet Ex- Navy Seal Connor in UP IN SMOKE!


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Never start a fire you can't control...

Connor Bannon is supposed to be dead. Dishonorably discharged from the Navy SEALs, he's spent the last two years working as a street enforcer in Brooklyn for his cousin's crime ring. Through a twist of fate, he's now in Chicago, working undercover to bust criminals. But when a cute little arsonist joins the team-all combat boots, tiny jean shorts, and hot-pink hair-Connor's notorious iron control slips.

Erin "she's getting away" O'Dea knows two things. She hates authority. And... Nope, that's it. When she's forced to operate on the "right" side of the law, her fear of being confined and controlled blazes to the surface. The last thing she expects is a control freak like Connor to soothe her when she needs it most. Worse, something behind the sexy ex-soldier's eyes ignites a dangerous inferno of desire. One that invites Erin to play with fire. And one that could get them both killed...


Excerpt #1

As if her thoughts had made him appear, Connor strode into the courthouse. Her pulse started beating double time, her stomach muscles tightening. Good Lord, the man was a fucking panty dropper. She’d only been away from him for a few hours and it felt like years since she’d experienced his presence. In jeans and a fitted gray T-shirt that molded to his muscles like her hands itched to do, he personified confidence and authority. Hot, rugged male. His gaze connected with hers immediately and darkened. She thought back to that morning when he’d dressed in the early morning light, his abs flexing as he pulled the shirt over his head. His erection barely contained by his boxers. She’d never been one to beg for anything, but she’d been seconds from offering him her mouth. Pleading for the privilege of sucking him off.

Conner shook his head at her with a sexy half smile on his face, as if he could read her thoughts across the room. He stopped at the metal detector and walked through after the security guard beckoned him forward. When the woman grabbed her wand and instructed him to raise his hands in the air, something ugly reared its head deep inside her. The detector hadn’t even beeped. There was no reason for the personal service. When the woman smiled at Connor and ran a hand down her ponytail, Erin propelled herself forward, boots echoing on the polished marble.

Erin hissed as she drew even with the guard. “If you’re done feeling up my boyfriend, I’d love a turn. We were in a rush this morning.”

The guard dropped the wand, letting it dangle near her thigh. “Did you just hiss at me?”

Erin hissed again.

“Okay.” Connor stepped between them, winking down at her. “We should go. Don’t want to keep the clerk waiting.”

Appreciation spread in her belly like honey. He hadn’t chided her for her behavior or apologized to the woman on her behalf. Instead he’d given the impression they were on their way to get married, appeasing her jealousy in one fell swoop. “That’s right.” She sauntered toward the elevator. “There’s vows to be exchanged. Rings to put on fingers. Shit like that.”

She glanced behind her to find Connor staring at her ass as she walked, so she put a little swing in her hips and savored his groan. Damn. She’d definitely never had this much fun at a courthouse.

A moment later, she and Connor stepped into an empty elevator. She hit the button for the top floor even though the clerk was on the first, and leaned back against the wall, looking up at him through her eyelashes. “How was your morning, baby? Was it worth leaving me in bed, all hot and bothered for you?”

“Fuck no, it wasn’t.” He crooked a big finger at her. “Climb on up here.”



~*~*~*~*REVIEWED by Crystal~*~*~*~*

I've read a few of Tessa Bailey's books and just loved them. Up In Smoke was no different for me. Conner is a former Seal and ex-criminal who joins a team of other former criminals to help the Chicago PD solve a case they can't do on their own. This is where he meets Erin, escape artist and arsonist extraordinaire. 

Both come from shotty pasts and have their own internal struggles they need to overcome before they think they can connect with anyone. But instead they find themselves connecting with each other in more ways then one. They're able to smooth one another's inner demons while helping the police solve their case. 

Conner dirty talks his way into Erin's heart while Erin's need for safety helps give Conner a higher purpose. Honestly I think both of these characters are perfect for each other. Their pasts have left them weary of their futures but together they learn that they can overcome more then they thought possible. 

The insta-lust turned insta-love of these two combined with the tie-me-up tie-me-down sex and the dash of uncertainty Conner and Erin throw out there is spot on with the style of writing and type of book to help anyone out of a little book slump. 😍 

4 sizzling stars. 🔥🔥


About the Author:

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Thank you for your interest in my books! I'm Tessa and I live in the crazy, loud, overcrowded borough of Brooklyn, New York. I love it here. This city is a constant source of inspiration, which is why I've decided to set my most recent books in the Line of Duty Series here. 

I moved to New York when I was eighteen, the day after I graduated high school. Threw my suitcase in the back of a Chevrolet Cavalier and drove across the country to find my adventure. I'm still finding it, little by little.​Thank you for being a part of it. 

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

NEW Release: Prep For Doom Anthology

Prep For Doom Anthology is Here!

From the minds of 20 authors comes the interwoven stories of survival, death, and sacrifice.

What begins with a seemingly innocuous traffic accident soon spirals into a global pandemic. The release of Airborne Viral Hemorrhagic Fever upon New York City’s unsuspecting populace brings bloody suffering within hours, death within a day, and spreads worldwide within a month. An online community called Prep For Doom has risen to the top of a recent doomsday preparation movement. Some have written them off as crazy while others couldn’t be more serious about the safety the preppers could provide in a global disaster. But when AVHF strikes, their preparation may not be enough to save them.

From authors Laura Albins, ER Arroyo, Amy Bartelloni, Brea Behn, Casey L. Bond, TK Carter, Kate Corcino, Harlow C. Fallon, Kelsey D. Garmendia, Caroline A. Gill, DelSheree Gladden, John Gregory Hancock, Casey Hays, Kate L. Mary, Jon Messenger, Monica Enderle Pierce, Cameo Renae, Hilary Thompson, Yvonne Ventresca, and Megan White.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BLOG TOUR Review: Step F*@k by Scarlet Ward

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Meet Jai in this sexy stepbrother romance!  


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That's all I did. A few too many glasses of wine with my best friend and the bitch convinced me to go on one of those dating websites.

A one-night stand.

A booty call.

And you know what? It.was.amazing.

I spent all night in a sexy stranger's arms, hot and sweaty, until it was time to sneak out and do the walk of shame back to my apartment.

I never thought I'd see sexy stranger again, and I was totally fine with that - until my mother's wedding.

She's getting remarried, see. And sexy stranger just happens to be my new stepbrother.

All the wine in the world isn't going to make this better.

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Excerpts (Use as many or as few as you like)



He doesn’t let me finish. He lets go of my wrist and grabs my hips, lifting me up onto the bathroom counter. My breath catches in my throat as my shoulders collide with the mirror. He’s kissing my neck, his hands all over me, and I wrap my legs around his torso and run my hands through his hair.

                “I don’t want to be doing this,” I gasp, but we both know that’s not true. And he’s not technically my stepbrother yet.

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He starts to unbuckle his pants. “You want me to fuck you?”


                He pushes his pants down. “Say it.”

                “I want you to fuck me.”


**Below Excerpts were released in the excerpt reveal**


 I’m reaching for a napkin when I see that Jai is on the other side of the table, helping himself to a generous portion of the oysters.

                    “You know what they say about oysters,” he says. I pretend I didn’t hear him, but when I look over, he’s staring right at me.

                    “What?” I hiss. “You think you’re being clever? You think you’re going to impress me with that totally unoriginal line, like I’ve never heard that oysters are an aphrodisiac? That’s not why I took some—I happen to like how they taste very much and as a poor college student, I can’t afford to eat like this!”

                    He’s still staring. At my chest. Then the smirk returns. “Might want to pull up that dress, Janet Jackson.”

                    “What?” I look down. My left breast has completely popped out of the top of the dress, my nipple there on full display for anyone who happens to be looking. “Shit!” I try to stuff myself back in the dress, dropping the plate of salad and oysters in the process. “Fuck!”

                    “You know, they’ve got things you can paste on in these sorts of situations.” He reaches over and picks up the wayward oysters and puts them back on my plate.

                    “I’m not eating those,” I say. “I need to talk to you.”

                    I wriggle my shoulders and try to get myself as secure in the dress as I can before I hurry around to the other side of the buffet table. “I need to talk to you over here.” We go to the back of the restaurant, near the hallway to the bathroom, and I strategically place myself behind one of the columns that keeps us partially obscured from the rest of the restaurant.

                    “Imagine meeting you here,” Jai says, a slow grin spreading across his face. “I really had no idea. No idea at all. I knew I was going to be getting some stepsisters out of this blessed union, but I really had no clue—”

                    “Are you fucking kidding me? You expect me to believe that? You’re a fucking dog. A total fucking asshole.”

                    “I really do like the scarf. And the dress, too. You should’ve left the tit out. You’ve got great tits, you know.”

                    “I do NOT want to talk about my tits!”

                    “That’s certainly not the tune you were singing last night.”

                    “Do you realize how not funny this is? What a complete disaster this is? OUR PARENTS ARE GETTING MARRIED. That means we’re going to be brother and sister.”

                    “Step brother and sister. There’s a difference, darling.”



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                    He brings his hand up and starts to touch my hip but I slap his arm away.

                    “Don’t touch me!”

                    He looks at me intensely. “You know you want me to.” His voice is low, a cross between a whisper and a growl. “You know you’d like nothing more than for me to take you right here, rip that tiny fucking dress off of you, and fuck you senseless. You know you want that. And so do I.”  step fuck teaser 5.png


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Series Reading Order

Part Two 

Releasing June 25th

Part Three 

Releasing July 3rd

Part Four

Releasing July 10th


Scarlett Ward

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Scarlett Ward is a yoga-loving, coffee-drinking writer who finally took the plunge and wrote her first book. Her own stepbrother wasn't remotely good-looking, but the one she dreamed up for Step F*@k is absolutely DIVINE.

Scarlett hates long walks on the beach. That shit is hard. She prefers laying out by the pool with her laptop, writing her next story while working on her tan.

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~*~*~*~*~*~*COMPLETE SERIES Review~*~*~*~*~*~

__________Part One: Now LIVE!___________

LOL! I really liked it. Emma & Megan are so hilarious. I couldn't stop laughing at those two. Jai was funny, sexy and so bossy in all the right ways. 

Both are looking for a one time hook up and sarcasm & sparks fly the moment they meet. I love the witty banter between them. And the sexy times... Whoa, so hot. 

As a blogger I was lucky enough to receive ALL FOUR books in the series. Which is amazing because to be completely honest if I had to read them one at a time as they release I may get a wee bit impatient LOL Book one ends very abruptly, I kept tapping away at my kindle thinking NOW WAY is that IT! 

Don't get me wrong I love a good serial, but if you have an aversion to cliffhangers you may want to wait until they are all released. I personally LOVE serials, it's like your favourite TV show, you get an hour of awesome entertainment and then you wait until the next episode is released. Lucky for you the four parts are being released with only a week between parts.

Solid five star rating from me for sure. It's short but it's a FUN ride.

_____________Part Two: Releasing June 25th_____________

Ok book two picks up right where book one left off. We have just watched them have a gooood time and now, in the light of day Emma is freaking out, for a number of reasons.

Now this book in the series was awesome because it was so full of their witty chatter, the back and forth sass that always makes me smile. You know they have this insane chemistry and now we see they even enjoy fighting with each other. It's almost as hot as the sex... Almost.

So do to the title it shouldn't be a shock by by now that Jai is set to become her step brother, a fact that Emma thinks makes what they've done incest... LOL

So the "family" all head out to the lake house to bond and get to know each other. AKA we watch as Jai & Emma desperately try to NOT ounce on each other... Lucky for us they fail miserably.

Fun and sexy stuff!  Five star rating on book two. 

_________Part Three: Releasing July 3rd____________

Things are getting REAL serious now! Book three's cliffhanger is the roughest in my opinion. I mean anyone else screaming at Emma through their Kindle? Because I was! Man what is up with her not snapping out of it already?! 

Okay, NO SPOILERS... As long as you've read the blurb none of this should shock you. I hope!

The wedding plans are in full swing and the family is at the lake house for some "family bonding time". Banging ensues, lots of sexy, demanding, out of control sex. 
Gigging giggity ;)

I am really loving these two. They have so much chemistry, the witty banter is always funny and kinda hot. Great continuation... I will stress as I did in the previous reviews for this series... CLIFFHANGERS... Put on your big girl panties and enjoy the ride! 

Five stars. Loving it. 

______Part Four: Releasing July 10th_______

Yeah! Great ending to such a fun and sexy series. 

The whole series was five stars for me. I had so much fun with these two crazy people! 

If you have braved all the cliffhangers to this point you deserve an award or at the very least a hug & a cupcake. Don't worry, you will not be disappointe on this beautiful ending.

BLOG TOUR: Shattered by You by Nashoda Rose

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Crisis’ story is FINALLY here! 


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What started out as a deal quickly became a friendship that conquered monsters.

I killed, but I escaped hell.

Emotionless. Disconnected. Cold. A mannequin. It’s what I’d become in order to survive the years held in captivity. I was able to endure the abuse and devastating loss as long as I remained detached.

But he wouldn't let me.

Crisis, the bass guitarist in my brother’s rock band, Tear Asunder. He’s cocky, rude, a total man-whore. But the rock star has far more beneath the surface of his inked skin, and he’s determined to make me laugh again.

He made me a "deal", but really, it was blackmail.

His terms were simple. Until his playful honesty became the building blocks to something unexpected. Something strong enough to pull me from the eye of the storm.

Because even though I escaped years of abuse, it didn’t mean I was free.

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Excerpt #1


I woke up to my phone buzzing on the nightstand. I rolled over and put the pillow over my head. My leg muscles ached from my run last night, having pushed myself farther and longer than usual. The wind had been strong, trying to unhinge me with each step. I refused to give in. I’d win this fight. I’d kill the monsters. I’d watch them bleed until they no longer lived inside me.

But they did. My last few episodes proved that.


I sighed and tossed the pillow aside.

“Pick up your phone,” Crisis called through the door.

Oh, my God. “What are you doing outside my door?”

“Pick up your phone and find out.” I heard a thump on my door.

I reached over and snagged my phone.

Move it, Ice. We’re taking out the big tractor.

I scrolled.

Don’t ignore me, baby.

Third text.

I made coffee.


Okay, maybe not yet, but I will.


I’ll just sit outside your door until you get your ass out here.

I glanced at the time on the screen. Nine. “It’s Sunday. I’m going back to sleep,” I called, then tossed my phone aside and rolled over, tucking the sheet under my chin.

The door burst open and quickly shut again. Crisis leaned against it, his lips pushed together with that familiar crease between his eyes. “Our brother is a fuckin’ Terminator. I swear he has radar in his head that goes off every time I talk to you.”

My eyes narrowed in on him; he was so full of crap. “Crisis. Get out.” My brother wasn’t—

A light knock sounded on the door. “Sis?”

Shit. I sat up, making certain to keep the sheets covering me because I was wearing a pink silk negligee with skimpy spaghetti straps and it barely covered my breasts. Kat had bought it for me when I first came to live with them, along with a drawer full of panties and bras. She said, ‘every girl deserved to have beautiful negligee next to her skin.’ At first, I balked, internally of course, wanting nothing to do with anything sexy. But after a few months feeling the soft silky material on my hands as I pushed them aside in my drawer . . . I tried one of them on.

I’d never had anything but cheap clothes, and the negligee felt nice against my skin. It made me feel . . . good about myself.

Crisis crossed his arms and I couldn’t stop from glancing at his tatted biceps. Then my gaze trailed down his hard muscled body to strong thighs clothed in worn jeans hanging low on his hips.

God, where was my head? It was too early in the morning and I was wavering under the sweet clenching between my legs and the whirl in my belly. He was a rock star, a hot rock star who was always on social media. Triple hard limit.

“Haven? I just saw your door close.”

I cleared my throat and gestured to Crisis to get away from the door before my brother barged in, saw him and jumped to conclusions. He pushed away and came straight for me, his eyes sparking a mischievous glow.

My brother knocked again. “We’re going to brunch today at Georgie and Deck’s. I’d really like you to come.”

Fine. Crisis wanted to play . . . he froze halfway toward the bed when I raised my brows and smiled. He shook his head back and forth and mouthed, “Don’t do it.”

“Yeah, come in,” I yelled.

Crisis dove for the bed, threw the duvet up in the air and landed flat on his stomach, the cover settling over him just as Ream strode in. I lay frozen beneath the covers, my heart racing, and a whoosh of blood charging through my veins. My breath hitched as warm heated air brushed across my bare thigh and goose bumps popped up along my skin.

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Excerpt #2

I walked down the hall, pulled the elastic band on my boxers and glanced at my hard throbbing cock. “You’ll have to wait a little longer, buddy.”

“Are you really talking to your cock?”

I let go of the elastic and it snapped hard on my abdomen. Haven wasn’t making coffee; she was coming up the stairs with an armful of clothes. Fuck, she looked hot, long blonde hair messy as if she’d tossed and turned in her sleep, and she had sleepy eyes—adorable.

“Yeah. He’s angry this morning.” I stood right in the middle of the top of the stairs so if she wanted to get by, she’d need to brush up against me. It was childish, but fuck, I was a guy.

Her brows lifted. “Why is he angry?”

I smirked, loving that she was down for a little play. “Placed an ‘out of order’ sign on him.” Her brows drew together and her eyes flicked to my tented boxers.

“Doesn’t look out of order.”

I laughed and couldn’t help myself as I stroked the back of my hand down her cheek. It took her by surprise and she swayed backwards. I grabbed her arm before she toppled down the stairs and pulled her up onto the landing next to me.

A white piece of clothing slipped from the pile she was holding and fell at her feet. I smirked when I realized what it was, and took great pleasure in helping her out since there was no way she could bend over and get it without everything falling from her grasp.

I let her go and crouched, picking up the white lace panties. I held them out and her nose twitched like a rabbit sensing danger. “I like white. Prefer pink though, for future notice. And lace I love.”

She was trapped because if she snatched them from my hand, she’d drop the clothes and if she didn’t then . . . I curled them up in my palm.

“They aren’t mine,” she blurted.

God, she was cute. “Darlin’ I know they are and I love that you’re denying it. Means you care.”

Now that raised a little heat in her cheeks and I liked it. Shit, I liked it a lot because when I left a few months back, that would’ve never happened and now that was twice. She was affected by me—good to know. “I don’t care.”

I shrugged then turned to head back to my room to hide my newly acquired treasure. I had no doubt she’d search for them the second I left the house. I looked back over my shoulder and caught her eyes staring at my butt; could’ve been my back, but unlikely. Really, it didn’t matter which. I was just impressed she was eyeing me up.

“You can look, but don’t touch,” I said.

Her mouth dropped open then snapped shut. I disappeared around the corner, then heard her stomping down the hall. Haven wasn’t a stomper. She was graceful, elegant and controlled. Too controlled. And that part of her was coming down.


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Nashoda Rose

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Nashoda Rose is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Toronto with her assortment of pets. She writes contemporary romance with a splash of darkness, or maybe it’s a tidal wave.

When she isn't writing, she can be found sitting in a field reading with her dogs at her side while her horses graze nearby. She loves interacting with her readers and chatting about her addiction—books.

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