Friday, November 28, 2014

Secrets Revealed, Dante's Fire by Jennifer Probst


Release Day: August 26th, 2014


It’s Time To Meet A New Kind Of Hero...  

Dante Stark has a dark secret--a legacy left to him by his father which is both a blessing and a curse. A traumatic experience as a small boy gave him special powers of healing, but it comes with a price. Destined to wander the world alone to heal others, he's accepted his fate. Until Selina Rogers forces him to confront his deepest fears, erotic desires, and question his capacity to love.  

Selina Rogers has made a name for herself at Inferno Enterprises. She's tough, confident and prepared to succeed. She's also built a world she believes is safe, until she's attacked and then saved by a masked stranger. As he helps her heal physically and emotionally, she becomes fascinated by his overwhelming power and gentle touch. Determined to show Dante the love he's been denying himself, Selina surrenders her heart, and dreams of a future with the mysterious man who completes her.  

But will his dark legacy destroy them...or save them both... 

 Secrets Revealed 

Me: I have the cast of Dante’s Fire here to answer some questions. Many readers seemed to want more in the book, a bit more story to flesh out. I’m hoping to give you more in the next one, but I also think Dante stands on its own. A shorter read, yes. But just as powerful, with a bit of a twist that makes it different and offers a fresher perspective on conflict. 
Let’s start with you, Dante. Tell me a bit about your powers and your childhood.  
Dante: I had the power of fire from a young child, given to me by my father. My mother was human. My father was also, but he had a special gift. Ever read Firestarter by Stephen King? Yeah, well that was more of a horror type/suspense, but I have an ability to create fire, which is linked to my emotions.  
I was taught young how to control it, with strict lessons by my parents. But when my mother was assaulted, my true purpose was revealed. I was continuously told I’d serve a higher power, but I never really thought past it.  
My gift evolved until I was able to travel to the actual scene of an assault. Using fire, I burn the assaulters with a symbol, sort of like a tattoo. They are unable to hurt any other women after this, or the symbol flares into full fire and burns them alive. 

Me: Hmm, quite satisfying. I really wish you were more than my creation in my head. Thank you my wonderful, sexy hero. Now, on to your match. Selina Rogers, you really fell in love with two men, didn’t you? Of course they ended up being the same man, but what were the main qualities in each you were attracted to? 
Selina: Daniel the mailman was my friend. Never underestimate the power that trust and respect gives a woman. Sure, we’ll all about sexy alpha males, but when we feel safe, we can open our heart in ways that just sex can’t give us. With Daniel, our conversations made me happy. There was little wonderful hum of sexual electricity that made everything better.  
Then with Dante, he reached into my broken soul and healed me. He was fierce, and tender, and tortured. He made me want to help him just as much as he was helping me. And he eventually turned that emotion into the physical, where my body burned just for his touch.  

Me: Thanks Selina. Makes perfect sense. Finally, let’s ask Chase a few questions since we didn’t get the background of him in Dante’s Fire. Tell us a little about your past. 
Chase: Crap, I wasn’t born with any special gifts, my parents were never assaulted or killed, and I wasn’t raised in foster care. I’m kind of...normal. Parents still together. No other siblings. The only thing I can say is I wanted more in my life than my parents ever did. They were simple, both teachers, average salary, house, and life. There was little excitement or drama. How wrong is it of me to want so much more? I craved the city, meeting new people, power, money, travel. It couldn’t relate to being average.  
I also had a huge sexual appetite, even at a young age. 
So there you go. Sorry to disappoint you, but it’s who I am. 

Me: Thank you, Chase, I wouldn’t have it any other way. 
Thanks for the interview and thanks to the readers who have already read and loved Dante’s Fire. I hope you give it a try if you haven’t’ read it yet!



Author Information 

ImageJennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again. 

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean. 
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at 



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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Blog tour, Review and Giveaway: Hard to Come By (Hard Ink #3) by Laura Kaye

Rating: 5/5 stars
Release Day: November 25 2014


Caught between desire and loyalty…
Derek DiMarzio would do anything for the members of his disgraced Special Forces team—sacrifice his body, help a former teammate with a covert operation to restore their honor, and even go behind enemy lines. He just never expected to want the beautiful woman he found there.
When a sexy stranger asks questions about her brother, Emilie Garza is torn between loyalty to the brother she once idolized and fear of the war-changed man he's become. Derek’s easy smile and quiet strength tempt Emilie to open up, igniting the desire between them and leading Derek to crave a woman he shouldn’t trust.
As the team’s investigation reveals how powerful their enemies are, Derek and Emilie must prove where their loyalties lie before hearts are broken and lives are lost. Because love is too hard to come by to let slip away…

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Praise for Hard to Come By:
"Rough sex and explosive fights power Kaye's third Hard Ink novel, a thrilling adventure that feels more like an action movie with a romantic subplot than a typical contemporary romance. New readers will head straight for Kaye's backlist after powering through this installment." ~Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"TOP PICK! If you're looking for danger, gritty action, and sizzling passion, then Kaye has just the book and the series for you." ~RT Book Reviews Magazine


I don't know why but it's always hard for me to write a review for a book in the series despite the fact that I love the books. Marz is my favorite guy, even though all of them are great. I think the author made very obvious which is going to be the couple in the fourth novel in the series. If I want to be one hundred per cent honest I will have to admit two things.

One, I want the series to end and at the same time I don't want to. I am dying to know what really happened and who is behind everything, but I love the series so I will be sad to see it end and I don't want to.
All the guys are great and I want to see them getting what they deserve as well as their happy ending. One full length novel is on the works and two novellas are coming, so I will have plenty of time with the guys and their gals.

What I like in the series is that the girls have guts and aren't running scared with every bad thing that happens.

Two, I want a M/M book in the series, but I think that won't happen. I just got this feeling while I was reading the story. Also I think (though it's completely silly and it has zero chance of been truth) that someone who dies in this book isn't dead and he is faking it. Maybe I am hoping that if he is alive he will be the big villain or that he will find redemption.
 About Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Release day blitz: Sugar Rush (Friend-Zoned #3) by Belle Aurora

 Release Date: November 21, 2014


Max Leokov has watched the people around him find love.
At one point in life, he not only wanted that, but lived for it.
He loved once. He loved with all his heart.
His heart broken, he was left to care for his young daughter.

He deserves a second chance.

Helena Kovac has spent years studying.
She has worked her ass off to get her degree.
She doesn't have time for love. Hell, she doesn't have time to mess around, even.
Books and work are her life. Everything else comes second.

When Max and Helena join forces to help his daughter, Ceecee, they are shocked at the spark between them.

A cynic.
A workaholic.

When love hits, it hits hard.

And sometimes, love hurts.

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I wish I had read the previous books before i started reading this. I have a feeling I would have been more "comfortable" with this book. It saddened me that I hadn't read the other books because Nat and Ash and Tina and Nick seemed great and I wanted to see how they got their happy endings.

I felt at least in the beginning more outsider than I usually feel when I start a new book. The bond between Nat and Helena is unmistakable, but it took me a while to get used to the way they were expressing their love for each other.

Max and Ceecee were very cute as a father and daughter. I would have loved to see them in more a father and daughter moments.

As for Max and Helena I am not sure how I feel about them. Heck I am not sure if they knew how they felt most of the time. Max was saying things like "you are my girlfriend" and "this is forever" and later he was getting cold feet. Helena gave off the same vibe as Max did which is the I-want-a-relationship-with-him/her-but-at-the-same-time-I-don't-want-to. I think they were more confused than I was

Author Bio

Belle Aurora is twenty seven years old and was born in the land down under. 

At an early age she fell in love with reading. Boredom one summer had her scouring the bookshelves at home. She stumbled across Sandra Brown's Breath of Scandal and fell in love with romance. 

Having been brought up in a loud and boisterous family of Croatian descent, she developed a natural love for dramatics and humor. Only some years ago had she discovered a new love. 

Humorous romance novels. 

Kristen Ashley and R.L. Mathewson had opened a brand new world where she could lose herself yet feel safe and at home in their stories. Belle has been known to become a screeching banshee while anxiously awaiting their newest titles. 

Belle never thought she would write. It had never interested her until recently. Friend-Zoned began to form and in February 2013 Belle typed the words Chapter One. And she fell in love. 

With words. 

With writing. 

With a creative imagination she never knew she harbored.

Friend-Zoned is the first in the Friend-Zoned series. Keep an eye out for this cheeky author.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cover Reveal: Four Days by Dannika Dark

Four Days
(Seven Series, Book #4)
By Dannika Dark

Ivy believes every life must have balance, and during the past year, she’s found harmony living with the Weston pack. When an evil spirit from her past threatens her wolf, it sets off a chain reaction of events that alters the course of her destiny.

Lorenzo Church is a powerful, wealthy Packmaster who rules his pack through intimidation and order. He has vowed to never love a woman because love can destroy an empire. But chaos is fast approaching in the form of a Shifter named Ivy—a Native American, like him, who has invaded his dreams since the moment they met. She is spirited, wise, and unattainable.

In an unexpected turn of events, Ivy must choose whether or not to let go of the one person she has always loved. Lorenzo discovers the root of her courage but will never win her as his mate unless he learns to listen to his heart.

Release Date:
December 16, 2014


“Call me Enzo.”

I turned to look at him and his eyes fell to my lips. “It’s not respectful to address a Packmaster so informally.”

He pinched his chin thoughtfully. “Only business associates call me Church.”

“Then I’ll call you Lorenzo.”

Lorenzo reached over and gently tugged the end of my braid. “Is something wrong with Enzo?”

“Do you want to be compared to a flashy piece of machinery that’s fast, loud, and unattainable?”

He put his hands back on the wheel and throttled the engine. “I can be compared to anything with stamina.”

“Mechanical things require too much attention to keep going on their own. How much attention do you require?”

“Sweet Ivy, what a wicked tongue you have.”

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About the Author

This is the segment where you learn a little more about who I am, so here's what I can tell you:  I drink copious amounts of vitamin water placed precariously close to my laptop while writing. These are two healthy habits I have no intention of breaking. I'm a transplant living in the south, but I was born in the 70's to a military dad who moved us around the world.

When I'm not writing (which is all the time), I'm hunting down Indie music, watching movies, reading, eating Tex-Mex, discovering new ways to humiliate myself bowling, and burning up my laptop battery on the Internet. I have a relaxed, easy-going personality and don't like drama. I live with a cat who thinks she is a dog, or a goat (she eats plastic, so I'm not sure which).

Throughout my life, I've had insomnia. Counting sheep never worked and eventually I would imagine those sheep were the sole source of food after an apocalyptic battle where only thousands survived. I made up stories in a futile attempt to bore myself to sleep. The problem was, I got so wrapped up in my "head stories" that I would continue them through the following nights, changing it up each time to make it more exciting. Eventually, I started writing my ideas down - creating short stories, and then I discovered my love for poetry.

It's almost embarrassing how many spiral notebooks and stacks of paper I have of poetry and lyrics.

Another passion: digital art. I design all my book covers, marketing, and series art. I'm a very visual person and pursued photography as an avid hobby for many years.

I am not a YA author (I feel like I have to state this only because I've had a few people ask), but I think it's wonderful there are so many books available to teens in Urban Fantasy and Paranormal.

I am finally doing what I have always wanted to do: giving my characters a pulse through writing full time. I focus on adult urban fantasy romance, but I don't like labels and I enjoy blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability.

But it's what I love to do.


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