Monday, January 23, 2017

Book Tour Spotlight ~ Overboard (Costa Mesa Series, Book Three) by Roxanne D. Howard @RoxanneDHoward


Overboard

Costa Mesa Series

Book Three

Roxanne D. Howard



Genre: Contemporary erotic romance, action/adventure, suspense

Publisher: Loose Id, LLC.

Date of Publication: December 27, 2016

Cover Art by Bianca Duarte
Design by April Martinez

ISBN: 978-1-68252-255-4

About the Book:

At the end of their romantic holiday getaway, Piper is one loved-up woman, and she can’t get enough of the sizzling passion she’s found with Jack after all they’ve been through. The two lovers board Jack’s yacht and leave the idyllic hamlet of Catalina Island, California to head home for New Year’s Eve, and it seems nothing could be more perfect… until the day turns on a dime, and the waters rise. When Jack receives a radio distress call from an old friend out on the open ocean, their initial efforts to free a trapped, massive blue whale soon becomes a dangerous struggle for life or death when Jack risks everything to save it.

It’s a New Year’s Eve fraught with harrowing danger, narrow escapes, daring rescue missions, and heart-pounding passion. During their countless obstacles, Piper secretly discovers something shocking slipped into Jack’s coat pocket one time after they make love, and it threatens to change everything and rock the foundation of all they’ve built together. With the weight of the knowledge pressing down upon her, can their love survive? This New Year’s Eve, get ready for some fireworks, because it’s all going Overboard.

Read an Excerpt:

Piper released the docking line from its cleat on the back of the cruiser yacht. “Last line’s cast off, Jack,” she called over her shoulder. He hollered back in response, and she took one last look at the pretty shoreline of Catalina Island. In stressful times, there were certain places one could visit in one’s imagination, special memories that brought peace or a wistful smile to one’s face when the sights, smells, and tastes were recalled. Catalina would forever be such a place for her, wherever her road in life with Jack took her.

She turned around and walked through the semishade of the deck lounge to the helm where Jack stood and checked their bearings. A pleasant warmth spread inside her at the sight of his impressive muscular frame beneath the outline of his loose white shirt. She rubbed a little hand sanitizer into her palms as he reversed out of the dock. He glanced at her, and she kissed his cheek. “Greatest holiday ever. Thank you for kidnapping me. Now, back to reality.”

Jack’s thick brown hair lifted with the light breeze as he turned the boat. “Bah. Reality’s overrated. I did a sweep of the entire yacht, every nook and cranny. I’m pleased to report no runaway convicts or stowaways aboard.”

“Thank God. Though I have to admit, Diego did give the trip a lot more excitement than it would have had without him.”

“Oh, come on. Is sex with me really that bad?”

She shook her head and grinned. “Yes. Anyway, we’ll have to send him a cupcake in prison when we get back.”

“As long as it doesn’t have a nail file in it.” He winked. “I love it when you wear your curls loose, by the way. It looks nice.”

She rewarded him with a radiant smile. He’d made it his mission to please her in every possible way since they’d come to Catalina, and it left her feeling pampered and relaxed. “Thank you. I like the open-throated pirate look on you.”

“I wonder why.”

“No idea.” She slid her palm over the warm flesh of his broad chest.

He kept his gaze on the ocean but rubbed the tops of her fingers with his free hand.

“The waves are calm today. I didn’t expect that. Ready for your New Year’s broadcast tonight?”

“As ready as I’ll ever be, I guess. I’ve watched the ball drop on TV, but I’ve never taken part in a countdown before. We’ll broadcast intermittently, but it’s still pretty exciting. You’ll come to the company get-together before my segment, right?”

“Of course. Wouldn’t miss it. You’ll do great, Piper.”

She made a face. “We’ll see. I’ll do better with you there, even if it’s off to the side. After how blissful it’s been the last couple days, I don’t want to separate and go back to the real world just yet.”

He met her eyes. “Who says we have to?”

She kissed him and cupped his jaw with her palm. It was remarkable how a love you didn’t know was absent from your life could enter and take it over so completely and in the best of ways. She drew back. “You gonna let me steer again? I promise not to crash.”

The corner of his mouth tilted up, and he reached over to a peg near the helm and took down his white captain’s hat. He fitted it onto her head and gave her a little salute.

“Ship’s all yours, Cap’n.”

He stepped aside, and she took the wheel.

“Very good, Mr. Spencer. How does the hat look?”

“It looks yare.”

She laughed. “Now there’s a word I haven’t heard in a long time. Isn’t it from that old Katherine Hepburn movie? I didn’t think people still said it.”

His finger stroked down the length of her arm as she steered, and a sweet tingle spread through her body at the featherlight touch.

“My dad was old-school, and he liked to turn a good phrase or two. I’m serious. I like the cap on you. I’d love to see what you look like in it and nothing else.”

Her pussy tightened at the raw need in his gaze, and she grew wet. “Be careful what you wish for, Captain Spencer. You just might get it. Take over the wheel for a second. I need some water. Are you thirsty? Can I get you a glass?”

He took the wheel from her, and his eyes gleamed with lust. “Yeah.”

She skimmed her fingers along his and rounded the corner to the kitchenette area. She poured a glass of water from a gallon container and toyed with a wicked idea. Over the past few days, she’d learned she could be as playful as she wanted with Jack, and he responded precisely how she needed him to. She looked down and tugged at her nipples, the mental image he’d painted just a moment ago fresh in her mind.

She bit her lip and set the water down as her pussy throbbed. She ran her hand between her legs to soothe the ache. She shed her shirt and the rest of her clothes and left them in a pile on the wooden floor. Her body had grown attuned to his, and she needed his touch.

They’d made love once this morning when they awoke, but they were alone out here on the open sea. Her time in Catalina with Jack had taught her that if she asserted herself and showed him what she wanted, he gave it back to her tenfold. And right now, she was ready for it.

She fixed the brim of Jack’s captain’s hat over her brow, picked up the glass of water, and sashayed toward the helm. She cleared her throat. “Would you like your water now?”

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Roxanne D. Howard is a romance novelist who resides in the mid-western United States. She is a U.S. Army veteran, and has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English. She loves to read poetry, classical literature, and Stephen King. She is also an avid Star Wars fan, musical theater nut, and loves everything related to marine biology. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and children when she’s not writing. Roxanne loves to hear from her readers, and she can be contacted at author@roxannedhoward.com.

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Release Blitz & #Giveaway ~ It Started with a Kiss by Melanie Moreland ~ #RomCom ~ #itstartedwithakissblitz ~ @MorelandMelanie

Happy Release Day!


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 Title: It Started with a Kiss
By: Melanie Moreland
Publication Date: January 23, 2017
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cover Designer: Monark Designs


It started with a kiss. Then it became so much more. Love at first sight. Avery Connor doesn’t believe in it. But what about love at first kiss? A favor for a friend. Kiss a stranger and walk away. But what if that favor, and that stranger, prove to be the turning point of her life? What if that kiss leads to something more? Dr. Daniel Stewart is certain it will. He is determined to make her see him. To feel what he feels. To have the effects of that kiss last forever. A story about taking a chance, opening your heart to the moment, and falling in love.

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New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them. 
While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys travelling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip. 
  Melanie delights in a good romance story with some bumps along the way, but is a true believer in happily ever after. When her head isn’t buried in a book, it is bent over a keyboard, furiously typing away as her characters dictate their creative storylines to her, often with a large glass of wine keeping her company.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Book Tour & #Giveaway ~ Falling for the Player by Jessica Lee (M/M Contemporary New Adult) @jessleenovels


Falling for the Player
Jessica Lee



Genre: M/M Contemporary New Adult

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, Embrace

Date of Publication: 01/16/2017

ISBN: 9781633757981

Number of pages: 371
Word Count: 60,050

About the Book Description:

Bad boy and former NFL running back Patrick Guinness is tired of meaningless sex. Ever since his scorching hot one-night stand three years ago, no one has interested him. So when Max Segreti wanders into his mechanic shop—and his life again—Patrick can't stop thinking about the totally-out-of-his-league law grad and the possibility of getting him out of his system once and for all…

Max Segreti has spent his entire life doing what his father wants. But when he runs into the hotter-than-hell player he’s never been able to forget, he’s not thinking about studying for the bar. A distraction is the last thing he needs, but after an encounter leaves him wanting more, Max embraces the chaos that Patrick brings…even as he knows it can’t last. They're too different to ever have a future together.

Read an Excerpt:

Jumping up, Patrick yanked his soaked shirt over his head.

Damn, that shit is hot!

“Oh, fuck!” Max grabbed the wet shirt and tried to soak up the remaining coffee dripping off Patrick’s skin. “God, this is my fault. I should have been more careful.” Then Max jerked his own T-shirt off and blotted Patrick’s chest with it, his expression twisted with concern. “Are you okay?”

He was fine. Not that Max would stand still and listen long enough to find out. Fuck, the guy was too adorable. Patrick was lucky the coffee had been Max’s heavily creamed version and so not hot enough to do any damage.

Patrick braced his hands on the other guy’s shoulders, trying to hold him in place, but it wasn’t working. “Max,” he called out to him.

“Do we need to get you to the ER?”

“I’m fine.”

“Shit, Patrick, I—”

Seizing one of Max’s wrists, Patrick hauled him against his chest, bringing a halt to whatever else he’d been about to say. Max looked up, his eyes wide, stunned.

“I’m okay,” Patrick whispered. He couldn’t stop drinking in the other man’s features. Strands of Max’s dark hair had fallen forward onto his forehead. The guy had the most expressive dark blue eyes, with small flecks of amber around the pupil he hadn’t noticed until now. Patrick followed the bridge of the man’s perfectly straight nose lower to where it ended above the carved V of his mouth. Outside of his looks, Max was everything Patrick never went for, smart and obviously rich, judging by the expensive car and his big-ass condo. Back home, the only way he and Max’s type would have mixed would have been when he worked on their cars. Funny how his popularity as a football star placed him, for once, on the other side of the tracks. Someone who would soon be rolling in the big bucks. The pink tip of Max’s tongue appeared, momentarily short-circuiting Patrick’s train of thought as Max licked his full lower lip.

Fuck.

Patrick wasn’t sure who moved first, but the next thing he knew, he had his fist clenched in Max’s short, thick hair and his lips sealed against Max’s. A hard shudder of pleasure raced over him, and Patrick’s cock bucked against the confines of his zipper. Max groaned, his mouth roaming every inch of Patrick’s mouth, as if he couldn’t get enough. But Patrick matched his every move, unsure who needed the contact, the pleasure, more.
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About the Author:

Jessica Lee is an EPIC eBook Award winner and international bestselling author of paranormal romance. She lives in the southeastern United States with her husband and son. In her former life, Jessica was a science geek and spent over twenty-five years as a nurse. But after the birth of her son, she left her medical career behind. During that transition, she discovered her passion for writing romance and has never looked back. Jessica Lee is currently published with Entangled Publishing and Resplendence Publishing. Plus she has several self-published titles available.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tempting the Boss by Ruby Carew


Tempting the Boss
by Ruby Carew
Genre: Erotic Short Story



How far will Bella go to keep her job?
Bella loves her job. It’s only a temp position but it’s everything she wants in a job… especially her sexy hunk of a boss. But her hope of being hired at the end of the contract is shattered when he calls her into his office… and tells her she’s fired.
Mr. Elliott doesn’t want to fire the sexy, and very distracting, Bella, but what else can he do? As much as he might want her to stay, it just isn’t working.
Now that the time has come, however, she tempts him with an offer he can’t resist. Just how far will she go to keep this job?



Hi! I’m Ruby Carew. You may also know me as Opal Carew, a New York Times bestselling author of erotic romance.
As Opal I write erotic love stories that push the limits, but as Ruby I don’t know what limits are. When you crave the titillation that only the fulfillment of your wildest fantasies can give you, look no further than my short, sexy stories.




Sunday, January 15, 2017

Release Launch & #Giveaway ~ The Wicked Stage by Lauren Lamoureaux @lamoureauxbooks

 
 
Today is the release launch for The Wicked Stage by Lauren Lamoureaux! 

Check out the release day festivities and grab your copy of the sexy romance today!


About The Wicked Stage: 

 When she’s offered a plum role in a musical adaptation of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, not-so-innocent ingĂ©nue Natalie Burgess leaps at the chance to make her Broadway debut, but doesn’t count on falling head over pointe shoes in lust with Tony, her infuriating yet sexy-as-sin leading man. By day, they rehearse the hot and heavy duet that will burn up Broadway. By night, Natalie longs for more than even the hottest backstage foreplay can satisfy…   

 After his last “showmance” ended in disaster, Broadway star Tony Valenti is determined not to make the same mistake with Natalie. Wanting to take it slow, he insists on starting a relationship with one condition: no sex until opening night. With each new onstage seduction, it’s a promise that’s becoming impossible to keep…   

 But when Natalie learns the truth about what happened to the actress she replaced and Tony’s secret puts the show – and their relationship – at risk, Tony must set things right before he loses his leading lady forever. 

 ***WARNING: Contains explicit sexual content*** 

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  Read an Exclusive Excerpt: 

They circled each other, moving in time with the music. It was a dance between ice and fire; she with elegant, wary steps, he with sweeping, confident strides. His dark eyes bore into hers, both frightening and irresistibly lustful. They spoke of a desire to absolutely devour her, and in that moment, it was Natalie, not Cecile, who trembled as he continued.   

“Give us to temptation, end this sweet tribulation that women know just as keenly as men.”   

The key changed, and a sinister dissonance crept into the atmosphere as they came full-circle, standing on opposite sides of their mark. With a sharp flick of his wrist, he extended a hand in invitation, and she took it, her eyes gleaming with curiosity as she sang.   

“Just one more kiss.” 

Powerful arms pulled her into an embrace, her lithe dancer’s body melting into his solid athletic frame. The heat was intoxicating, almost dizzying, and she hoped that the befitting uncertainty would work to her benefit. A longing glance at his lips gave him permission, but she still wasn’t prepared for the warm brush of his soft skin against hers. She tingled, the pleasant shock stealing her breath as she held back a moan. It was brief, his cue cutting short the kiss she would gladly have continued. Thankfully, it wouldn’t be the last.  

“Let me show you what you’ve longed to explore.” 

She nodded, letting him back her up as if to an invisible bed, singing in agreement.   

“One more kiss.” 

Another step backward, another soft nip at her lower lip, drawing away before she could respond.

“And discover the ache stirring deep in your core.” 

Oh, if he had any idea…   She arched into him again, this time fully aware and willing. He held her tighter, all but dragging her now.   

“One more kiss.” 

This time, it was she who impulsively brought her lips to his for just a moment, playing at shyness as she pulled away.   His voice descended into a deep growl, hot breath teasing her neck as he tilted his head and grazed his mouth against the soft, sensitive skin. 

“Give in to the lust you can no longer ignore.” 

She closed her eyes and gasped, the noise covered by her singing.  

“One more kiss.” 

Desperation gave her voice a breathless quality, the line no longer a compromise, but a demand.

“And you’ll finally know what your body is for.” 

He dipped her back, grasping behind her downstage knee to lift her leg against the outside of his thigh – but rather than pull her closer, he angled her away from him. Odd. 

“One more kiss!” they sang together, voices ringing and perfectly matched; each repetition heightened in pitch and tempo, building to an overwhelming crescendo. 

“One more kiss! One more—” 

Their faces stopped but an inch apart, eyes hazily focused on the other’s lips. A devilish grin of satisfaction etched dimples into his cheeks, recognizing her surrender, and her eyes fluttered shut, giving in completely with a soft, pleading whisper. 

 “Kiss me…” 

Meet Lauren Lamoureaux: 

 A life-long writer, actress, and singer, Lauren Lamoureaux has a B.A. in Theater and an unhealthy obsession with tall, dark baritones. When she isn’t writing, she can be found onstage or in the audience. She lives in Canada. Twitter: @lamoureauxbooks

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Book Tour ~ You Shook Me All Night Long (Scorned Lovers, Book #1) by Simone Harlow @simone_harlow

  
Book Details:

Title: You Shook Me All Night Long Series: Scorned Lovers #1
By: Simone Harlow
Publication Date: January, 2017
Cover Designer: Mayhem Cover Creations
Genre: NA Romance


Scorned rhythm guitarist Travis Rexford is lost. After the unexpected death of his best friend and fellow band member he can’t find his music anymore. His band is on the verge of breaking up. Then one night a beautiful, mysterious, seductive woman steps into his life. The next morning- she’s gone. Determined to find her, woo her, and claim her again, he is a man on mission. Charlotte Lambert is still reeling from the tragic death of her twin sister. The last gift her sister gave her is a to do list to get her back into the business of living. Tell a lie, steal something, climb a mountain... sleep with a rock star? Determined to get out of the rut of mourning, she finds a sexy bad boy rocker and takes him to bed. Then she slips quietly into the morning light not looking back. But life has a funny way of turning on you. Travis finds his enigmatic siren and under the sex kitten veneer he saw on their one night stand is a sweet, kind, gentle woman who is in just as much pain as he is. He brings her home and they begin the process of healing. Their losses brought them together, but can they heal each other and find the will to go on? The only way you can find what you want is to get lost.



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Once upon a time Simone Harlow decided to write a book. She never understood why she had to write a book she just did. She has a great life. A family that loves her. Friends she can mother. And a dog who thinks she’s his reason for living. (No, really, he told her so.) She should be content. But alas she still had to write that book. So she did, and it was the beginning of an excellent adventure.

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