- Blog Tour & Giveaway – End Game by Emersyn Vallis

Title: End Game
Series: Fate Series #4
Author: Emersyn Vallis
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release: April 27, 2015
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Once upon time, there were two girls living their lives completely unaware of one another and the dangerous game they had been placed in…
 
Until Fate found them…
 
Fate saved them, made them stronger & with time, Fate brought them together to become friends rather than enemies…
 
Until a cruel Queen made her move, threatened the Knight,
 
And an innocent Pawn was sacrificed…
 
Now the game is in our hands…
 
Fate might have set us up for this… but we control the moves now…
 
And we have our own plan.
 
Revenge.
 
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Emersyn Vallis is a first time author with Adjournment being the first book in the Fated Series. Currently residing on the east coast with her husband and three children she is typically mistaken for being quiet and reserved her friends often describe her as a spastic spider monkey and always the first to be there with her quick wit to pull you back up when you’re feeling down. After reading as a hobby for most of her life it wasn’t until she had discovered R. L. Mathewson’s ‘Neighbor from Hell Series’ and Tara Sivec’s ‘Playing with Fire Series’ that she came up with the idea to fuse comedy and suspense together and her passion for writing was born.


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Emersyn Vallis is definitely an Author I will be watching for and can’t wait to read more from her. ~ Swoon Worthy Books

 

Emersyn has done it again. I liked Adjournment but I loved Hanging Pawns and I for one can not wait for book three in the Fate series. Emersyn is fastly becomming my favourite indie author. ~ Amazon Customer

 

Emersyn Vallis has done a wonderful job on the Fate Series. Adjournment, Hanging Pawns, and now Sacrifice are definitely in my definite recommend list, and re-read list for 2014/2015 ~ Amazon Customer

 
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- Blog Tour & Giveaway – Pretty Remedy by S.E. Hall

Title: Pretty Remedy
Series: Finally Found #2
Author: S.E. Hall
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2015
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Envy is a silent, cold-blooded killer, extinguishing a little more life from me every day. 
 
Hitting sharp, fast and seemingly out of nowhere; struck by lightning not a storm cloud in sight… in she rolls. Reece Madison, a force to be reckoned with, head of the class- which means one thing- she’s out of mine. 
 
“You’re wasting your time Rhett Foster. Locks have keys and walls can be climbed. I’m not buying your cold, skeptical act for one minute.” 
 
And then there’s that…
 
But as much as she compels me to open up, show her what no one else gets to see…there’s guilty shadows lurking in the depths of her eyes that she cannot hide.
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It always happens the same way, every time. The second I finish coming, the blip of exhilaration dissipates, and I’m left feeling vapid and angry. I turn my back on my latest conquest and, blocking out the images of insincere, physical satiation, I scurry off like a criminal. Maybe I should quit fucking them.
 
Or maybe I shouldn’t. The tête-à-têtes, and unrequited clinginess as much their fault as my own—more in fact, if everyone’s being honest with themselves. I tell them, straight up, in plain English, no “code” or sidestepping what I’m really saying, that it’s one fuck. I offer absolutely nothing more, and they accept. But women have a specific order and purpose to everything they do. It shouldn’t eat at me when another woman discovers her plan didn’t work, and surprise, she isn’t the one “different” enough to change me. 
 
You want to be the lady worthy of a call the next day, flowers, a ring? Then don’t ride the dick until you get at least one of them. And if you do jump on—gyrating and grinding in what you’re just certain is some mystical, “He’s never had it so good before” kind of way, and it doesn’t work—don’t blame anyone but yourself. Who was really trying to manipulate who?
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S.E.Hall, lover of all things anticipation and romance, is the author of The Evolve Series: Emerge, Embrace, Entangled, Entice and Baby Mama Drama, as well as the stand-alone novel Pretty Instinct. Her co-written works included The Provocative Professions Collection: Stirred Up, Packaged and Handled, One Naughty Night and full-length novel Matched with Angela Graham as well as Conspire, a romantic suspense with Erin Noelle. S.E. resides in Arkansas with her husband of 18 years and 3 daughters of the home. When not writing or reading, she can be found “enthusiastically cheering” on one of her girls’ softball games.
 
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- Blog Tour & Giveaway – Unexpected Chance by Annalisa Nicole

Title: Unexpected Chance
Series: Running Into Love #6
Author: Annalisa Nicole
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 20, 2015
 
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Aiden Wellington has it all. He has an amazing, fulfilling job as a lawyer. He has a wonderful family who are all married with children. He has fancy cars, friends, and a beautiful Seattle home. Yes, he has everything a man could ever ask for, everything except the one thing that he desires most…a woman.
 
Savvy Russell has led an extremely hard life. She’s learned from a very early age that good things just don’t happen to her. She’s convinced karma has it out for her. When she finds something good, ultimately she’s left with nothing except for the shirt on her back. She’s always waiting for her newly found piece of happiness to be ripped away from her.
 
When life literally throws Savvy into Aiden’s arms can he get past his bitterness and see what is right in front of him?
 
Will Savvy finally put aside her misguided feelings of self-worthlessness to see what everybody else sees?
 
Is it possible to replace a lifetime of hurt with something as simple as love?

 

 
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I am an “Indie” contemporary romance author. I live in California with my husband and two teenage boys. I absolutely love being a stay at home mom. 
 
I never liked reading as a kid. I only started reading romance novels in the past few years. My Kindle and I are inseparable now. A thought occurred to me in December of 2012 that maybe I could write a romance novel. So I went to work with the encouragement of my husband and my sister-in-law. It didn’t take long to figure out that I really enjoy writing. 
 
Today I am a self-published author and it has been an amazing journey. Sign up for Annalisa Nicole’s Newsletter and get A Fighting Chance for FREE!  (Newsletter Link)

 

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- Blog Tour & Giveaway – Caught by Erika Ashby & A.E. Woodward

 
Title: Caught
Author: Erika Ashby & A.E. Woodward
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: April 20, 2015
 
 
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**New Adult novel coming from authors A.E. Woodward and Erika Ashby late this Spring**
 
There’s this boy. 
 
He kinda owns my heart.
 
Who am I kidding?
 
He owns all of me–but he’s completely oblivious to it.
 
And I can’t tell him.
 
Because there’s this girl.
 
And even though he’s my best friend, she is too.
 
Then there’s me…
 
CAUGHT between what feels so right, yet is so wrong.
 
 
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Greg
isn’t a bad looking guy. He’s not even slightly bad looking. In fact, he’s
extremely good looking with his brutish looks. But that’s the thing – he’s just
too beefy for my taste. He’s thick all over. Well, from what I can see, and
what I’ve heard, he is. Which is good for him since most people think buff guys
usually suffer from teeny weeny syndrome and they’re just trying to
overcompensate in other ways.
His
head is typically filled with blonde locks, but he shaved it off this summer.
Maybe it was some sort of rugby initiation or whatever weird sport he’ll be
playing in college.
“Excuse
me, Greg?”
His
head swings my way as if he was just waiting for me to call his name. His smile
is wide and his hazel eyes are bright. He’s genuinely a happy guy. And that’s
what I like about him. That’s why I’m able to look past his player ways and
enjoy his company.
I
do a quick glance up his muscly body from feet to face. His tan, smooth-looking
legs are crossed at the ankle, reaching the other side of the truck as they’re
stretched out. The colorful, geometric print trunks fully engulf his thighs, which
is a plus. Guys shouldn’t wear more fitted clothes than I do. Then there’s his
tank top. The non-existent fabric bunches loosely in the middle of his torso.
“Yes,
Quinn?” he smirks.
“Your
chesticles are showing.”
He
glances down and laughs. “Is that a problem?”
“No.”
I pop a grape in my mouth. “I just can’t stop staring.”
He
laughs even harder and I try my best to refrain from it myself. I’m not looking
to choke on a grape as we drive down the highway.
“Make
em’ pop,” I demand as I lift my sunglasses to the top of my head for a better
view.
“Do
what?”
“You
know.” I sit my grapes down and hold my hands in front of my own chest, moving
my hands up and down. “Make them pop, dance, jiggle. Hell, make them rain for
all I care. They have to be capable of doing something cool.”
“Oh,
hell yeah. I’ve had that shit down since the seventh grade.” He straightens his
back and positions his arms in some weird flex in front of him. Then he begins
to make them pop, drop and lock it. I giggle like a little girl as I watch. His
face makes it all the better as he seems to be straining. He looks constipated.
Without
any inclination, I toss a grape at his tits. And with perfect precision he
bounces his man boob just in time to deflect it. I play catch with his chest a
little while longer before finally putting my earbuds in and relaxing.

 

 
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Being born an “Army Brat”, Erika Ashby has been residing in Oklahoma the last 10 years finally putting an end to the nomad tendencies she had grown accustomed to. She’s a happy and slightly crazy mother of four. She has an insane passion for music and embraces her Inner Groupie any chance she has. It wasn’t until the age of 29 that she realized she also had a hidden passion for reading; before then she claimed to have hated it. Six months after unlocking that deep desire she never knew she held, she turned the key to another chapter of her life which has become the desire to write. And the rest is still history in the making.
 
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A.E. lives in Vacationland with her husband and two children. Between her real job and writing she finds little time to enjoy life’s finer things. However in the free time she does manage to steal, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, and reading. A.E. is the author of Kismet and A Series of Imperfections: Imperfectly Perfect, Imperfectly Real, and Imperfectly Bad. She is currently writing her fifth book, Working Girl.
 
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- Blog Tour & Giveaway – Spun by Shyla Colt

 
Title: Spun
Series: Kings of Chaos Book 1
Author: Shyla Colt
Genre: Contemp/NA Romance
Release Date: April 17, 2015
 
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Born to a King of Chaos patch holder with a case of wanderlust and a self-centered mother, twenty-one-year-old Nevada Weber is used to taking care of herself. She’s spent her life skating by on her wits and pure determination. When she lands in a situation, she can’t haggle her way out of, she’s forced to rely on another brother for help. 
 
Club enforcer Gage “Wizard” Carmody has done his job too well over the years. Icy and numb on the inside, he walks around in a prison of his making. When the bright green-eyed girl he helped raise winds up unclaimed and in need of protection he steps in seeking redemption.

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“I want you to have fun.” 
 
“I always do.” 
 
“No, you pretend.” He runs his fingers down the side of my face. 
 
My heart beats overtime. He’s in my personal space. His gaze is focused on mine, and inside I’m melting. 
 
“But it never reaches those green eyes of yours. I’ve known you a long time, Nevy. I know when you’re bullshitting.”
 
He sees me, the woman I keep hidden behind my barriers. It’s exhilarating and horrifying at the same time. “How can I have a good time when I know what’s going to happen?” I whisper. 
 
“You let me worry about your father. He’s just trying to save some of the face he doesn’t realize he lost years ago.” 
 
“You make it sound so simple,” I say wistfully. For him, it’s black and white. I never saw it that way. 
 
“It is. Come on, green eyes, you know he can’t hurt me.” Wrapping an arm around my shoulders he pulls me to his side.
 
His presence is warm and masculine. His hardness complements my softness, and I can’t stop inhaling the scent of leather and man.
 
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I step into the shelter of his arms, tilting my head back to accept his kiss. He traces the seam of my lips and I open eagerly. Our tongues tangle. Streaks of excitement race through my body. Dampness gathers between my legs and my nipples peak. When I push my chest into him, seeking relief, he moans. The sound echoes through his chest, vibrating my body. My center pulses. We come up for air and he studies my face. 
 
Little by little, he’s been opening up to me and I’ve seen a softer side of him. What was once a childhood crush has grown into something I haven’t completely figured out. I know he’s committed to our relationship but he’s still cautious. Moments like this, when he watches me with those all-seeing eyes, I can all but see the wall he keeps up between us. “What is it?” I ask breathlessly. 
 
“You’re happier now, I can tell. I like you happy.”
 
Those four words melt me.
  
 
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Shyla Colt grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has lived a variety of different places thanks to her wanderlust, interesting careers, and marriage to a United States Marine. She’s always loved books and wrote her very first novel at the age of fifteen. She keeps a copy of her first submission letter on her desk for inspiration. 
 
After a lifetime of traveling, she settled down and knew her time had come to write. Diving into her new career like she does everything else, with enthusiasm, research and a lot of prayers, she had her first book published in June of 2011. As a full-time writer, stay at home mother, and wife, there’s never a dull moment in her household. 
 
She weaves her tales in spare moments and the evenings with a cup of coffee or tea at her side and the characters in her head for company. A self-professed rebel with a pen. Her goal is to diversify romance as she continues to genre hop, and offer up strong female characters.
 
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- Blog Tour & Giveaway – Love Burns by Babette James

Title: Love Burns
Series: The River Series
Author: Babette James
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 17, 2015
Cover Art: Kim Mendoza 
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Smokejumper Dave Knight lives by two simple rules—play hard, work harder. Heartache taught him love and commitment don’t mix with his high-intensity lifestyle. That hot kiss with the classy Olivia Benedetti-Harper was a mistake, but he walked away in time. Too bad he can’t run from the memories. Then a plane crash shatters his future, forcing him to face the ashes of his past, the woman he can’t forget, and the toughest challenge of his life: Stop running.
 
The right man broke her heart. How could the wrong man heal it? Obedient daughter and dutiful wife, Olivia always followed the rules—only to be abandoned by her unfaithful husband. As she rebuilds her life, bad-boy Dave is a sizzling temptation she can’t afford. However, breaking the rules with the wrong man might be the best mistake this good girl’s ever made for love.
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​“Come here.” Dave held out his hand. “You’ll need your back done.”
 
Olivia handed him the sunscreen bottle and knelt.
 
He lightly kissed her nape before drizzling the lotion over her back. He smoothed both hands along her spine to the cleft of her bottom and to her hips, gliding, sliding, over waist, ribs, shoulders, and neck, turning the simple lotion application into a sensual massage. Her sigh escaped as a dreamy groan.
 
“Turn around.” His low husky voice drew a deep shiver through her core.
 
She shifted around, and her mouth dried at his simmering gaze.
 
He squeezed more lotion onto his fingertips. “Shut your eyes.”
 
Bright sunlight glowed through her closed eyelids. Cool touches of lotion brushed her face and throat, and she shivered under Dave’s delicate touch.
 
“Keep your eyes shut.”
 
She heard him shift on the blanket. His fingertips traced her face, trailed down her throat, and his breath whispered over her face, the scent of apple warning how close his lips were to hers. More gentle sweeps followed, ever lower, to the curves of her breasts.
 
His lips brushed hers and he dusted kisses across her cheek and jaw, and the tip of her nose, which made her giggle. His warm hand cupped her breast and, at the rough graze of his thumb, she shivered, nervous, yet greedy for more. As he drifted more lazy kisses lower, his thumb played a mesmerizing rhythm, setting her pulse to anxious dancing.
 
Stop, let him play. This is what you’ve craved: to play, to be wanted, to feel.
 
Carefully following the rules had brought her heartbreak. Breaking the rules couldn’t be any worse. Right?
 
The world spun for a second as he rolled Olivia under him.
 
She gasped and blinked, startled, but intrigued. Yes, she trusted he’d honor a no, but all she could think was oh, yes.
 
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Babette James writes sweetly scorching contemporary romance and loves reading nail-biting tales with a satisfying happily ever after. When not dreaming up stories, she enjoys playing with new bread recipes and dabbling with paints. As a teacher, she loves encouraging new readers and writers as they discover their growing abilities. Her class cheers when it’s time for their spelling test! Born in New Jersey and raised in Southern California, she’s had a life-long love of the desert and going down the shore. Babette lives in New Jersey with her wonderfully patient husband and extremely spoiled cats.
 
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Blog Tour & Giveaway – Casualties of Falling by Leslie Stephens

Title: Casualties of Falling 
Author: Leslie Stephens
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 27, 2015
 
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Most people wouldn’t consider giving someone a second or a third chance. It’s just not worth the consequences. But what if you couldn’t convince yourself, or your heart, that he’s not deserving of a second or third chance, no matter how much he has hurt you.
 
Life is about taking risks and making choices.
 
Jillian Reynolds knows all about what happens when you take risks with your heart. It can go terribly wrong. It can hurt. Love hurts. But that is in her past and she is ready to put it behind her.
 
Cord Jackson made a big mistake, one he regrets deeply. He only wishes she would understand that sometimes we make the wrong choices with the best intentions while trying to protect someone we love. He did love her. He still does love her. Every one of us make mistakes and that can lead to hurting people we love, no matter how hard we try not to. He still wants to protect her, but at what cost? 
 
Can she give him another chance?
What will win out? The head or the heart?
Will history repeat itself in the worst possible way?
 
Will Jillian once again be a casualty of what the heart wants?
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Leslie Stephens is a former executive who walked away from corporate America to pursue a passion for writing. After endless hours of reading Contemporary Romance and Erotica novels, Leslie wrote and published her debut novel in June, 2014. 
 
In between writing sessions, Leslie transports her two children to their various activities. She can usually be found at the baseball diamond cheering on her favorite 2nd baseman or a high school gymnasium doing hair and make-up for her darling baton twirler.
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Blog Tour & Giveaway – Impulse by E.B Walters

Title: IMPULSE
Series: Infinitus Billionaire #1
Author: E.B. Walters
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Cover Designer: Melissa Haag & Jared Kestner
 
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He has tradition ingrained in him… 
She lives for the moment… 
Will they find a common ground? 
 
Lex Fitzgerald is not your average billionaire. He leads a double life as the conscientious head of his family and the pleasure-seeking rogue who parties hard and pushes the limits in and out of the bedroom. His two worlds are about to collide because of one woman, Jillian Finnegan. 
 
Lex needs a secret weapon to defeat a competitor and finds it in Jillian Finnegan. He has no intention of letting her potty mouth, her crazy lifestyle, or her eccentric family get in his way. So when he makes her an offer, he expects her to accept. However, sparks start to fly when Jillian gives him a counteroffer and dares him to refuse. Has Lex finally met his match? 
 
Let the seduction begin.
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“Nice ride.”
Lex’s head snapped toward the sexy, feminine voice. A woman
in a red skydiving suit walked toward him, her eyes on his bike.
He tried not to cringe. She was everything he hated about
Hollywood. Her makeup was over the top, like she was trying to cover up all her
imperfections. And it was impossible to tell her hair color because of the
atrocious multicolored wig.
As though she felt his disapproval, she shoved her hands in
the pockets of her jumpsuit. The action drew his attention to her generous
hips.
“Thank you,” he said politely and hoped the woman would go
away.
She stepped closer. “I like the modifications.”
Lex gave her a second glance, trying to see beyond the heavy
makeup. He noted her button nose, lush lips, and the gentle curve of her
cheekbone. “Modifications?”
“The handlebar, the chrome finish, and the hand-adjustable
rear suspension weren’t in the original Road King. The adjustable seats and the
fenders are also new.”
A woman who knew bikes. Now he was intrigued. He noted more
things about her. She wasn’t busty, but her posture said she was proud of
whatever she had under the suit. He was a curves man. Not something to brag
about, but curves and gentleness were two things he appreciated and enjoyed in
the opposite sex.
He couldn’t tell anything about her. Not her hair or the
color of her eyes hidden by the long fake lashes and hooded eyelids as she
studied his ride. Not that it mattered now. She could be wearing a sack over
her head and he’d find her interest in his bike fascinating.
“It can hit eighty in fifth gear and still run smoothly,”
Lex said. “You obviously know your bikes.”
“I’ve ridden some, modified a few. Road Kings are powerful
and beautiful, but I prefer smaller bikes. I own an XD after years of being an
F4i fan, but—”
F4i were made by Honda and were favored stunt bikes. Eddie
planned to replace them with Leeds bikes. “But?”
Her head lifted, and their eyes met. She flashed a smile.
“The XD could do with a little tweaking here and there. How does RK handle on
the highway?” 
He’d pushed the RK to one-forty with ease, but he was still
reeling from the effect of her smile and couldn’t respond. It transformed her
face, garish makeup and all. She had gorgeous turquoise eyes, darker on the
edges and lighter toward the center. Then what she’d said registered.
More tweaking? Eddie and his team of engineers had worked
their asses off to get the engine and proportions right. He reigned in his
annoyance and forced himself to focus on her question. What was it? The RK on
the road.
“Handle her with care, and she’ll give you the best ride of
your life.”
“Sounds like something I’d like to try,” she purred,
grinning while giving him a slow perusal that said she was flirting with him.
“I love rides. All kinds of rides,” she added softly, voice all husky, eyes
meeting his under the canopy of her fake lashes.
And damn if she didn’t get a rise out of him. She wasn’t
even his type. “Maybe I’ll let you, if you ask nicely,” slipped out of his
mouth before he realized it.
“I don’t do nice, but I could make an exception”—she
laughed, her eyes twinkling—“for the Road King.” She turned and threw over her
shoulder, “Nice chatting with you. Take care of that baby. It’s truly a king
among bikes.”
Lex didn’t say anything. He was still trying to find his
balance. Who knew a woman’s laugh could have such an effect on him. When she’d
paused at an exception, he’d expected
her to say him. He’d never been jealous of a bike until today.
His eyes followed her, loving the sway of her hips, which
was surely for his benefit. She confirmed it when she glanced over her
shoulder, winked, and laughed.

 

That rise she’d gotten out of him was now a throbbing
hard-on. Lex shook his head to clear it and focused on controlling his body. He
didn’t know what had just happened, but he was finally looking forward to being
at the Perris Valley Skydiving School today and
the party this weekend. He had to know the identity of that woman.
 
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Ednah B. Walters writes about flawed heroes and the women who love them. She writes contemporary romance under E. B. Walters. From her first series, the Fitzgerald Family, to the new Infinitus Billionaire series, love, family, and friendship play crucial roles in all her books.
 
She also writes YA and NA under Ednah Walters. She has two international bestselling YA series: Runes series (which focuses on Norse mythology and legends) and Guardian Legacy series (which focuses on the Nephilim, children of the fallen angels.
 
NA Runes spin-off Grimnirs (Grimnirs and Souls) can be read as part of the YA Runes series. There are clean versions for those uncomfortable with swear words and sex scenes.
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Blog Tour & Giveaway – Guarding Nadia by Lainey Reese

Title: Guarding Nadia
Author: Lainey Reese
Genre: Adult, Erotic Ménage Romance
Release Date: February 3, 2015
 
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Nadia has been an erotic author of BDSM novels for years. She is no stranger to her work bringing out the crazy in some people. However, she was not prepared for a stalker and had no idea the lengths he would go to in order to have her.
 
Desperate when the police are unable to help, Nadia turns to a highly rated security team for protection. Although they looked more like GQ models than bodyguards, Nadia puts her trust and her life into their safekeeping.
 
From the moment she walked into their offices, Caleb and Jonas knew that there was nothing they wouldn’t do to keep Nadia safe. Upon discovering the type of books she writes, they are floored because she has no idea that they are active members of not one but two BDSM clubs and had both reached Master status long ago. 
 
As the two men guard her body and strive to win her heart there is one out there who will stop at nothing to claim what his twisted mind has convinced him is his. Including the murder anyone who stands in his way.

**Guarding Nadia is a Novella and comes with THREE never before Published (in a book) scenes from Lainey’s New York series.**
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Two hours later, Nadia was frumped out in baggy sweats and a
ratty tee, with fluffy socks on her feet that were- unbelievably- resting in
Jonas’ lap.  When she’d come down from
her bath, the men had the popcorn popped and a selection of candy and drinks
spread out that she knew didn’t come from her kitchen.  She’d smiled and gratitude filled her when
she realized that one of them had made a run to the store.  It was a small thing to most people, but for
her the gesture was huge.  They were here
to protect her from harm, not to coddle and entertain her.  She knew that this was a rare occurrence on
their part, and she was touched deeply by it and them.  The contract that she’d signed in their
office two days ago had outlined in minute detail what services they provided,
gummy bears and foot rubs had not been on that list. 

“I still can’t believe you picked Die Hard to
watch,”
 Jonas commented as he
dug his thumbs into the arches of her feet with deliriously wonderful
results.  She moaned and replied;
“Hey.  Just because I’m a girl
doesn’t mean I have to watch chick flicks. 
I love action movies.  Die Hard is
a classic and Bruce Willis is a freaking stud.”
“I agree with the classic part.”  Caleb said. 
“No comment on the stud part. 
He’s not my type.”  Nadia
chuckled and cranked her head to look up at him. 
When she first sat down tonight, she’d been seated between
them like a proper lady, with both feet on the floor and her back resting
against the cushions behind her.  Before
the first preview had even finished, Caleb and Jonas pounced.  Jonas had grabbed her feet and tugged them
into his lap, while Caleb took her by the shoulders and adjusted her until she
was reclining against him with her head comfortably nestled on his chest.  His elbow was on the couch back, and his
fingers had been playing in her curls nonstop. 
There was something in his expression as she gazed up at him
that was different.  If she didn’t know
any better, she would call that look he was giving her ‘intent’.  Part of her said she was being fanciful, and
it was just the wishful thinking of her long neglected hormones running away
with her.  The other part of her said she
was right on track.
They had her spread out between them, and had been touching
her nonstop since she’d sat down. Yes, they were here on a job.  However, the familiarity of their touch had
left the realm of professionalism the moment she’d clung to Caleb and cried
earlier.  She’d made the first move.  Breached the lines and took things beyond
professional.  Could they be acting on
that, and letting her know in a not so subtle way that they were open to being
more than just her bodyguards?
Considering who she was and what she did for a living, the
erotic images that immediately sprang to life in her brain had her muscles
loosening and her pulse rabbiting.  Then
reality smacked her in the head.  Stuff
like that only happened in books.  No way
could this be anything more than what it was. 
She was deluding herself if she thought that anything even remotely
close to what she was fantasizing about would happen.  Threesomes were things that only reckless and
drunk college students did.  People in
the real world, with careers and families didn’t have wild sexcapades on the
job.  Or off for that matter.  This was just stress and loneliness making
more out of their kindness than what was there, and she needed to get a hold of
herself before she ended up looking like an idiot.
Caleb touched his finger between her brows.  “What’s caused this?”
“What do you mean?” She asked him.
“You were smiling a minute ago and now there’s a frown
here.  What thought caused
that?”  His finger was still on her
brows, gently tracing them and it was doing amazing things to her insides, even
as his question caused her to flush uncomfortably.  She ducked her chin and broke eye contact as
she tried to think of something to say.
“Hey.” 
Jonas squeezed at the foot he was rubbing and she looked at him.  “Honest answers only between us.  No half truths or dodging either.”  His expression grew intense.  “On any subject.  No matter what it is.”
Nadia felt as if she were in an alternate universe.  Everything felt unreal, as though she were in one of her books after all.  Could it be that these two unbelievably sexy
and intense men were thinking the same thoughts that she was?  Did she dare tell them the truth that they
demanded?  What if she did and then she
had to suffer through the humiliating let down speech?
What if she did and they took her up on it?
All Nadia’s life she’d lived as a responsible, sensible
young lady.  She never smoked or partied
as a teen.  Never snuck out of the house
at night to meet up with friends or a boy. 
She didn’t have her first drink until her twenty-first birthday.  On top of that, despite what she wrote, sex
for her had always been one on one.  In
the dark.  Boring.  No fuss, no frills, no kink…no fun.
Nadia had always believed that was the reason she wrote what
she did.  There was so much pent up
inside of her that it had to have an outlet somewhere or she’d combust. 
As she tore her gaze from Jonas and looked back up at Caleb,
she thought to herself that they might say no, 
but, they might just say yes. God help her but she didn’t want to miss
out on what would happen if they wanted her, and if there was even a small
chance that they did, it was worth the risk.
“I was thinking that this was very intimate and sexy at
first.  Like something out of one of my
books right before things get wild and kinky. 
Then I told myself to snap out of it. 
This wasn’t a book, and that wild and kinky didn’t happen in the real
world.”  She swallowed before
adding; “At least not to me.”
“Bruce.” 
Caleb said.
“What?”  She
was confused.  His look was back to being
intense, and she would swear he was about to kiss her, so she had no clue why
he would say something like that.
“Bruce.” He repeated.  “That’s your safe word.  Say, yes sir, if you understand and
agree.  If not say, Bruce and we stop
here and now.”
“Holy shit.” 
Nadia was dumbstruck. 

 

“That wasn’t one of your options,
sweetheart.”  Jonas’ chuckle was as
seductive as a caress.  
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Lainey lives in beautiful Washington State. She’s the youngest of five and has always wanted to be a writer. Her first novel, -A Table for Three- was nominated for best debut novel of 2010 by the Romance Review and marked a dream come true for Lainey.
 
With her third published release -Damaged Goods-, Lainey saw another of her dreams realized when she took a leap of faith to become a full-time author and left the safety net of a day job behind. Now she spends her days writing, with her dog at her feet and a cat curled in her lap, and asks herself a dozen times a day; how’d I ever get so lucky?
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Title: But Now I See
Author: Lulu Astor
Genre: Adult, Dark Romance
Release Date: January 31, 2015
 
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They were continually at cross purposes—
 
“She understood one thing with every bone in her body: he could do anything, get anything done; it was terrifying how much competence, influence, and power he had.”
 
He realized that “Sweet little Ali had the jagged talons of a vulture, capable of ripping out a man’s heart in one fell swoop… and at this point in time, he was that man; it was his heart.”
 
But Now I See, the concluding sequel to My Heart to Fear by Lulu Astor, is a book about forgiveness and redemption. The question is whether forgiveness and redemption are even possible when so near to the gates of hell?
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It seems we’ve been here before.
 
Lulu Astor is… do you really want to know? I mean, really? Wouldn’t you be more interested in other fictional characters created by Lulu? Seriously, they’re all younger and way better looking. How about meeting and spending time with the young, beautiful Olivia and the smokin’ hot Daniel from Complements, the sweet, pretty Gen and devastatingly handsome Derek from Between Us, and the gorgeous duo Ella and Ian Blackmon from Three and a Half Weeks?
 
All are available on Kindle, Smashwords, and Nook. All are infinitely more interesting than Lulu—and all will go to bed with you a lot quicker, too.
 
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Okay, here’s the real lowdown: I’m a literature and writing adjunct professor in the New York area. Live with my husband and two sons, dog, and three cats (and one temporary foster—yeah, right), in an old house that we are forever renovating. Husband’s an artist, kids are smart, dog is golden (in more ways than one). I’ve been around the block a time or two, have lived in Santa Fe, NM, Chicago, IL, and L.A. Cali. I’m a born and bred native New York City girl, however. Older than 20, younger than 80, I’ve been a writer all my life, a copy editor, proofreader, professional student, and even dabbled in the corporate world for a few minutes. I plan to spend the rest of my life writing and hopefully traveling a bit more. I absolutely adore my readers—they’re the smartest and have the best taste of all.
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