Tuesday, December 19, 2017

NEW READS: December 18-19, 2017



EX-RATED ATTRACTION
K. Webster
Release: December 18, 2017
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2jaaiO3

Blurb: 

I liked Caleb.
I like his dad more.
Miles Reynolds sent shocks through me the very first time I met him. With his full beard and sculpted ass, he’s every inch a heroic, powerful Greek god.
He saved me from a bad situation and now he’s all I can think of. Every minute of every hour of every day, I want that man.
He’s warned me away, says I can’t handle what he has to give.
But I know better.
Miles is exactly what I need—now, then and forever.
This book is approximately 28,000 words
Editor’s note: All characters in this story are over eighteen and all sexual interactions are fully consensual.
One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!
The Dirty Bits from Carina Press: what you want, when you want it. Over-the-top sexy microromances designed to be read in an hour or two.

SINFUL EMPIRE
Meghan March
Release: December 19, 2017

The Mount Trilogy concludes with Sinful Empire!
What’s mine, I keep, and that includes Keira Kilgore.
It’s no longer enough to have her in my debt. No longer enough to own her body.
I want something more.
She can try to resist, but I’ll never give her up.
Nothing will keep us apart.
Not her. Not my enemies. No one.
Her debt will only be paid one way—with her heart.
Sinful Empire is the third and final book in the Mount Trilogy.

COWBOY UP
Harper Sloan
Release: December 19, 2017

As the eldest Davis, Clayton has always tried to lead by example. He takes his job as head of the family businesses seriously, making sure the farm and auto shop are running smoothly—along with keeping an eye on his brother and sister. For him, there’s a time and place to let go of the control he holds with an iron grip. And with the way he grew up, coupled with a disastrous end to his last relationship, he’s just fine with his quiet, solitary life. 
Most of the time. 
What he hadn't counted on was the cute, quirky, shy bookstore owner, Caroline Michaels. She's the proverbial woman next door—well, the next town over, that is. Caroline hasn't lived an easy life, but after escaping a verbally abusive ex, she's finally living it for herself. The last thing she ever expected was a one-night stand with Clay Davis she can’t stop thinking about. 
So when she falls on hard times and Clay comes out of nowhere to her rescue, she realizes just how impossible it’ll be to stay away from him. Now all she has to do is convince him to live a little…. Will Clay be able to give up the reins and finally settle down? And, more importantly, will Caroline muster enough courage to lasso him up?

THE HOOKUP
Kristen Ashley
Release: December 19, 2017

About THE HOOKUP (Moonlight and Motor Oil Series #1)
When the new girl in town, Eliza “Izzy” Forrester decides to hit the local drinking hole, she’s not ready to meet the town’s good, solid guy. She’s definitely not prepared to engage in her very first hookup with him.
Then Izzy wakes up the next morning in Johnny Gamble’s bed and good girl Izzy finds she likes being bad for Johnny.
Even so, Izzy feels Johnny holding her at arm’s length. But Johnny makes it clear he wants more and Izzy already knows she wants as much of hot-in-bed, sweet-out-of-it Johnny Gamble.
Floating on air thinking this is going somewhere, Izzy quickly learns why Johnny holds distant.
He’s in love with someone else. Someone who left him and did it leaving him broken. Whoever was up next would be runner up, second best. Knowing the stakes, Izzy will take what she can get from the gentleman that’s Johnny Gamble. And even knowing his heart might never mend, Johnny can’t seem to stay away from Izzy.
Until out of nowhere, his lost love comes back to town. He’s not going back, but Johnny still knows the right thing to do is let Izzy go.
And Izzy knew the stakes, so she makes it easy and slips though his fingers.
But that’s before Johnny realizes Eliza moved to town to escape danger that’s been swirling around her.
And that’s why Johnny decides to wade in.
That and the fact Eliza Forrester makes breakfast with a canary singing on her shoulder and fills out tight dresses in a way Johnny Gamble cannot get out of his head.

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Monday, December 18, 2017

NEWS: THE AD BOOK BLOG TOP 2017 READS





Happy holidays, Angels. It seems odd to compose this list again. Wasn't it just yesterday I did this? While I'm NOT unhappy to see this year end, I am grateful for the many, MANY outstanding books published. Silver linings, right?

And I admit, a couple of books listed released very late in December 2016, but they are being included because they released on or just before I posted my top 2016 picks.  These books deserve to be recognized!

So, without further adieu...

THE AD BOOK BLOG TOP 2017 READS
(in no particular order)

J.a. DeRouen EVER OVER AFTER


Sierra Simone AMERICAN PRINCE
http://amzn.to/2ySwFgB

Tiffany Reisz THE NIGHT MARK
http://amzn.to/2BumdyM

Gina Showalter CAN'T HARDLY BREATHE
http://amzn.to/2BarVsI

Elle Christensen ANOTHER POSTCARD

Kerry Lonsdale EVERYTHING WE LEFT BEHIND


Amy Harmon THE QUEEN AND THE CURE

Autumn Grey BREAKING GRAVITY



L.J. Shen VICIOUS (published 12.27.2016)

Kim Holden FRANCO (published 12.29.2016)

And the Queen of 2017...SARINA BOWEN! GOODBYE PARADISE, HELLO FOREVER, BOUNTIFUL




Angelically Devilish Readers pick

Kate Canterbary PRESERVATION




HAPPY NEW YEAR, ANGELS! MAY 2018 BRING GREAT READING TO US ALL!!






Wednesday, December 6, 2017

BLOG TOUR AND EXCERPT: Gena Showalter's CAN'T GET ENOUGH


From New York Times Bestselling author Gena Showalter, comes the next standalone romance in the Original Heartbreakers Series—CAN’T GET ENOUGH!
Grab your copy today!

CAN’T GET ENOUGH Synopsis:
New York Times best selling author Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Original Heartbreakers tale, featuring a rough, tough bad boy brought to his knees by... a kindergarten teacher?

The king of one-night stands...
To inherit--and destroy--his father’s business at long last, Brock Hudson needs a temporary wife.  The ruthless ex-military heartthrob has always avoided romantic entanglements.  Women are sweet, but vengeance will be sweeter.  Or so he thinks. Only one woman will do, but the vulnerable beauty is more than he bargained for—sexier, wittier, and utterly irresistible.

The queen of the deep freeze…
After an abusive first marriage, Lyndie Scott has sworn off relationships.  But still she longs for a child of her own.  Turns out, the brawler who used to frighten her with only a glance is the answer to her problems.  She agrees to his proposal, with a caveat: spend every night in bed with her, then walk away for good when it’s time to divorce. Even if she’s pregnant. 

A marriage of breathtaking inconvenience...
As the days pass too quickly and the nights heat up, Brock battles a sense of possession and obsession. Will the former commitment-phobe convince his wife they’re better off together, or will she pack her bags and go?

Get your copy of CAN’T GET ENOUGH here!




EXCERPT:

“I expect you to be amazing in bed,” she said. “Like, beyond my wildest expectations. You’ll need stamina to keep up with me.” Maybe. Probably not. “I want orgasms!”
He made a strangled sound. His pupils expanded, overshadowing all that luscious green. “I will give you orgasms. I will give you more orgasms than you can count.”
“Also,” she continued, as if she weren’t fighting a wave of lust right that second, “I firmly believe in the Ten Commitments.”
He crossed his arms over his chest. “I’m a little light-headed after all that orgasm talk, but I’m also listening. Do tell.”
“A boy shalt not lie to anyone, ever, not even to flatter, cheat with so much as a look, steal even when desperate, harm others in any way, or make excuses for bad behavior. He shalt compliment when merited, help when needed, treat others with kindness, always, consult his girl when making big decisions, and do his best, not just what’s good enough.”
His gaze searched her face. “The commitments are basic human decency for anyone, not just a potential temporary husband and possible sperm donor.  I accept.”
Surprising.  And welcome. “When our relationship ends,” she said, “you can go back to your man-whorish ways with my blessing.” A pang cut through her chest, and she swallowed a moan. Did the pang spring from jealousy? Or regret? No, no. Neither one. Probably came from indigestion. Because of the wine. “While we’re together, we’ll be having unprotected sex—if you agree to my terms—so I’ll need you healthy. Speaking of, you’ll have to get tested. I will too.”
“I won’t want a lifelong commitment because of a child,” he said, his tone soft.
Oh, the gall of this man! “I’m not hoping to trap you, Brock. Believe it or not, being married to you isn’t the bow on top of a gift but a burden to bear in order to get what I want.”
“Burden.” He traced his tongue over his teeth, the very picture of masculine pique. “Stop, please. Your flattery is going straight to my head.”
What, had she hurt is feelings? No way, no how. But…
Maybe? The thought disconcerted her, and her shoulders rolled in. “I’m sorry,” she said, and sighed. “I never meant… it’s just…” Another sigh. “Maybe this is a mistake.”
“Now wait just a second.” He swooped in, kneeling in front of her, placing his big, strong hands on her knees. “Getting naked with you does not strike me as a mistake.”
The warmth of his skin burned through her pajama pants, caressing her skin, and she gasped. Tingles erupted and spread, different parts of her reacting in different ways. Between her legs, liquid heat pooled. Her lower belly quivered. Her breasts ached.
Eyes ablaze, he said, “I want you, Lyndie.”
She gulped.  “You can have me.”
“If I give you a baby and walk away.”
“Yes.” 
He stared at her for a long while before nodding.  “Very well.  I’ll get a temporary marriage and you’ll get a baby.”
 

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About Gena Showalter:
Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series--Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles--and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series.  In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she's appeared on Nightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black--if you ask her about it, she'll talk for hours…hours!  Her books have been translated in multiple languages.
She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at genashowalter.com or Facebook.com/genashowalterfans

Links:
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Gena Showalter's CAN'T GET ENOUGH

CAN'T GET ENOUGH (The Original Heartbreakers book 6)
Gena Showalter
Published: December 5, 2017


Recently the topic of reality in fiction, particularly romance fiction, has been discussed in various reader groups. I admit to bringing it up in a round-about-way in the Angelically Devilish Reader group. While I know anything can happen to anyone, anywhere in fictional stories, I’m a great proponent of romance having a strong basis in reality. It’s lovely to see that real situations with relatable characters can have happily ever after. Let’s face it, real life is harsh and brutal, and it can often be difficult to see the good in all the bad. Hope, in all forms, is needed now more than ever. 
I’m not surprised Gena Showalter takes reality and shows a genuinely beautiful side of extreme darkness. In her latest, Can’t Get Enough, Ms. Showalter takes on domestic abuse, physically and verbally, and masterfully shows the lasting effects it can have on victims. She also handles a very harsh reality with beauty, grace, humor, and oh, so hot sexytimes. Everything she’s done so well through her “Original Heartbreakers” series. 

With book six of the series, although that should NOT deter a new reader as each book can be read as a standalone, the budding relationship between Lyndie Scott and Brock Hudson from previous books, is showcased. They’ve taken their time to find each other, Lyndie not ready to trust others and Brock, not ready to believe in himself. Having to learn how to trust and believe in each other, while reconciling their pasts and trying to find strong footing for the future, makes for one of the best reads of 2017 for me!


I’ll admit to being a Gena Showalter superfan. Ms. Showalter’s books are among the first in the romance genre I started reading and she’s not once disappointed in all these years. Any story she writes and publishes is a guaranteed one-click, pre-order for me. Can’t Get Enough is no exception!

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