Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is proud to share the cover for the 13th novel in her bestselling Lords of the Underworld series, THE DARKEST PROMISE! #LOTU


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New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Lords of the Underworld story about an iron-willed sovereign and the somber beauty who melts him with a glance…

Possessed by the demon of Misery, Cameo isn't allowed to experience joy. If she dares, her memory is wiped clean. With no other recourse, she sneaks into a land more fantastical than any fairy tale, determined to find the one man with the key to her redemption.

Lazarus the Cruel and Unusual rules his kingdom with a single unwavering focus: to build his army and annihilate his enemies. Nothing distracts him—until Cameo. He is relentless in his quest to make her smile…and seduce her into his bed.

As dark forces conspire against them, threatening to destroy the fragile bond they've forged, the once-calm Lazarus grows crazed. Every heart-stopping kiss and wicked touch causes Cameo to teeter on the brink of happiness. But if she falls, she risks forgetting him forever…

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Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld series, two young-adult series—Everlife and The White Rabbit Chronicles—and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. 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.    



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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
by Taylor Jenkins Reid



Atria Books Hardcover | ISBN: 9781501139239 | On sale: June 6, 2017 | 400 pages | $26.00

Atria Books eBook | ISBN: 9781501139246 | On sale: June 6, 2017 | 400 pages | $13.99


From Taylor Jenkins Reid, “a genius when it comes to stories about life and love” (Redbook), comes an unforgettable and sweeping novel about one classic film actress’s relentless rise to the top—the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

Written with Reid’s signature talent for “creating complex, likable characters” (Real Simple), this is a fascinating journey through the splendor of Old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it takes—to face the truth.


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Taylor Jenkins Reid lives in Los Angeles and is the acclaimed author of One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. Her books have been named a “Best Book of Summer” by People, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, InStyle, Good Housekeeping, USA TODAY, Redbook, Us Weekly, Parade, PopSugar, Buzzfeed, Bustle, Brit+Co, Goodreads, and others. To learn more, visit TaylorJenkinsReid.com.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Nothing Less (Landon Gibson #2) by Anna Todd




Book 2 of a new series featuring After worldwide fan-favorite Landon Gibson as he leaves Washington to navigate love and life in New York City. At the end of the After Ever Happy, Landon got married—but readers everywhere have been wondering who will get to call the nicest boy in the After series their forever love? Read it and find out!


“I'm so excited for everyone to get to know Landon Gibson. Whether you're just hearing about him or already know him from the After series, I know that readers are going to love his story. He's kind and fiercely loyal, and when he falls in love, he loves hard.” (Anna Todd, New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of the After series)





Nothing Less starts off right where the last book left off. Landon and Dakota have ended things, but somehow they can't give each other up yet and sometimes that can be a problem. Landon finds himself wanting to know Nora more and more, but she is hell bent on keeping him out.

Landon is such a sweet guy! He has always been that guy, even in the After Series. He's always been the one Tessa can lean on and even at times Hardin, so I guess it was time that Landon be the one struggling to figure his relationships out. He knows he wants more with Nora, but she is so mysterious in her ways. She doesn't want a relationship, or for Landon to get to know too much about her, but she wants to be friends. That just drove me bonkers because they are clearly majorly attracted to each other! And even after they get closer Nora is still keeping him at arms length, dear god woman just stop! Landon can't turn to Tessa for advice because that is a major conflict since she and Nora are god friends, so he goes to the only other person he can which is Hardin. That just cracked me up because Hardin is still a mess in a lot of ways, and he still needs to fix his crap with Tessa! Anyway, he wasn't so bad at the advice part though.

I love the way Landon and Dakota's relationship progressed throughout the book. They have a lot of history and Landon wasn't just going to cut her off, because it's not right. Sometimes people are so much a part of your life that even if the relationship changes they will always be there, sometimes very minimally, but there none the less. Now all we were waiting for was whatever the heck Nora was hiding! Will their new relationship survive that storm?!

Landon proved time and time again that he is a man of his word! I loved him then, I love him now, I will always LOVE HIM! If you're a fan of the After Series, you do not want to miss out on Landon's story!


4/5 Fangs

*A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Whispers and the Roars by K. Webster

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Whispers and the Roars

by K. Webster 

Publication Date: December 6, 2016 

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance


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When my eyes are closed, the monster can’t ever see me. When I sing a song in my head, the monster can’t ever hear me. When I pretend my bedroom is a playground where I play hide and seek, the monster can’t ever find me. The darkness should frighten me. I should worry I’ll find more monsters…monsters scarier than him. But I’m not afraid. It’s safe here. 

When I’m inside of my head… He. Can’t. Ever. Touch. Me. 

Warning: Whispers and the Roars is a dark romance. Strong sexual themes and violence, which could trigger emotional distress are found in this story. The abuse written in this story is graphic and not glossed over which could be upsetting to some. Proceed with caution. This story is NOT for everyone.




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K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.


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HIT THE SPOT (Dirty Deeds #2)
by J. Daniels



Title: HIT THE SPOT
Author: J. Daniels
Series: Dirty Deeds, #2
On Sale: December 6, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Trade Paperback: $14.99 USD
eBook: $3.99 USD


Is this love or just a game?

Tori Rivera thinks Jamie McCade is rude, arrogant, and worst of all . . . the sexiest man she's ever laid eyes on. His reputation as a player is almost as legendary as his surfing skills. No matter how her body heats up when he's around, she's determined not to be another meaningless hookup.

Jamie McCade always gets what he wants. The sickest wave. The hottest women. And Tori, with her long legs and smart mouth, is definitely the hottest one. He knows Tori wants him—hell, most women do—but she won't admit it. After months of chasing and one unforgettable kiss, it's time for Jamie to raise the stakes.

Jamie promises that soon Tori won't just want him in her bed, she'll be begging for it-and he might be right. Somehow he's found the spot in her heart that makes her open up like never before. But with all she knows about his past, can she really trust what's happening between them? Is Jamie playing for keeps or just playing to win?








Tori slapped the counter and gained everyone’s attention when she started yelling, “I did not run you over, Jamie! Jesus Christ! Quit spreading lies about me!”
“It ain’t lies if it's true!” I yelled back, glaring at her.
A laugh bubbled in her throat. She tilted her head and stuck her hand on her hip. “Please. I'm sure you're still able to bang everything with a pulse, as usual, which means you’re fine. Get over it, and grow some balls. I cried less when I watched Bambi the first time.”
“Who's hungry?” Syd asked nonchalantly, moving behind her friend to round the island and stand near the stove.
I ignored her question because, what the fuck? Grow some balls?
“I gotta pair, babe,” I told Legs, reaching down and palming my shit. “You should know since you've been all up on ’em the past nine months.”
She rolled her eyes. “You're disgusting.”
I felt my mouth twitch.
And that was when, for some fucked up reason, I reverted back to my old ways with Tori Rivera, forgetting all about how much I fucking hated her and instead going full-on, hell-bent determined to get an admission out of that smart-ass mouth.
“You want it,” I countered, tipping my chin up.
She wasn’t expecting that. No more than I was. It threw her off.
Her shoulders pulled back and her lips parted.
Then, maybe to cover her tell, or maybe she didn't have control over what was flying out of her mouth either, I didn't know, but she brought her other hand to her hip, glared at me with heat flashing in her eyes, tipped forward, and shot back with attitude, “You want it.”
Well shit. This was new. Legs was challenging me and she was doing it flirting. There was no doubt in my mind.
“Sorry, babe,” I said, keeping the smirk and letting go of my junk. “Not interested. I told you yesterday, I’m done waitin’ around. But you?” I pointed my beer at her. “You’ll be beggin' for it before the month is up. Just watch.”
“Fat chance,” she snapped. “I wouldn't sleep with you if my life depended on it.”
“Wanna bet?”
“Bet what?”
“What's going on right now?” Syd called out, but I wasn't pausing to answer her.
I smiled at Tori, then gestured between us, explaining, “First one to break and come crawling to the other person for sex, loses.”
“Are you serious?” She laughed, not in amusement but in disbelief.
“Yeah, I’m serious,” I answered.
“You want to bet me that I'll want to have sex with you before you try and have sex with me?” she questioned, moving her finger between us. “You, the guy who has been hitting on me for nine straight months and has been rejected for nine straight months? You seriously think I'll not only want to have sex with you, but I'll beg you for it? Is that what I just heard?”
I nodded slowly. I had this in the bag. “A rule. No fuckin’ anyone unless it's each other.”
Her eyes bugged.
“And no masturbating either,” I added, raising my beer and using it to gesture. “Since we both know when you do it you’re thinkin’ about me, and if you're that fuckin’ horny you need to rub one out or you'll fuckin' explode, you can come to me, Legs, beg, and I'll put that fire out for you.”



Listen to two clips from the audiobook from HIT THE SPOT, narrated by Sebastian York and Kate Russell



Woohoo! I was waiting for this book for what felt like forever! We met Jamie and Tori in, Four Letter Word, and they were so entertaining! 

Jamie is the famous surfer who happens to be a total player, but there is one woman who has not fallen for his insane good looks and that's Tori, or should I say Legs. I love that he named her Legs too! I think it hilarious! Tori is not having Jamie. She knows his ways and isn't into it, no matter how attracted she is to him. When Jamie finally has his chance he takes it and that's where the bet comes in. They are both so sure of themselves. Neither one will cave, until they just can't stop it!

Jamie is so much more that Tori originally gave him credit for. He of course is an awesome surfer, he's gorgeous, and likes women. But he's also sweet, funny, and caring too! He's a smart-mouth, but we won't count that as a negative. The more time they spend together the more they get to know each other and fall for each other, and Tori finally seems to realize all of these things! When she finds out some of the things that Jamie has done for her she can't deny it anymore. 

What a perfect mixture of friends, laughs, and sexy time! OH LAWD, Daniels, knows how to write some steamy stories! I can always count on her for that! This series is an absolute must read! I now don't know who my favorite J. Daniels couple is because they're all so perfect! This series is an absolute must read! 



4.5/5 Fangs

*A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.


J. Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series and the Alabama Summer series. She loves curling up with a good book, drinking a ridiculous amount of coffee, and writing stories her children will never read. Daniels grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family.



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Marry Me on Main Street (Cricket Creek #11)
by Luann McLane





In the latest Cricket Creek romance from the USA Today bestselling author of Wish Upon a Wedding, two people discover what it really takes to go after your heart’s desire...
 
In her small shop on Main Street, Susan Quincy sells handmade gifts and repurposed items. But she can’t part with the beautiful rocking chair she bought at an estate sale when its maker turns out to be Danny Mayfield. Even years later, Susan still cringes over how her handsome, popular high school crush only asked her to prom out of pity—or so she thinks...

Danny doesn’t know why Susan has avoided him for years, especially after the electric kiss they shared the night of prom. So when he learns that she wants him to craft more rocking chairs to sell at her shop, Danny can’t resist the chance to work on his passion and charm shy, beautiful Susan again—and this time, make it last...
 






Reading Marry Me on Main Street made me feel like I was cuddling up with a mug of hot chocolate because it was so sugary sweet and full of Christmas cheer! If you looking for a charming novel with a fluffy romance and little to no angst, then this is the book for you! I was definitely in the mood for that, so this book really hit the spot for me. 

One of the things I loved about this book was the setting. The town that this book takes place in is simply adorable. With the scenery the author described and the townspeople, it sort of reminded me of Starshollow from Gilmore Girls . The town was so quaint and charming! I would love to live there and interact with all of the interesting people that inhabit the town. I was happy that there were even some chapters told from the POVs of some of those townspeople!

The two main characters, Danny and Susan, were simply adorable. I thought they made such a precious couple. They were both so cute and almost dorky around each other. Susan was shy and sort of quirky, and I loved how Danny found those attributes to be adorable. Danny was charming and so swoon worthy. He charmed the pants off of me. I could go on and on about how cute of a couple Susan and Danny made. I really enjoyed watching their relationship develop. My main complaint with their relationship is that I felt like they got to the "I love you" stage a little too early. I would have preferred to see that later in the book.

I was pleasantly surprised with this book. I wasn't expecting this book to be as addictive as it was. There was just something so captivating about the author's writing. I felt like everything from the dialogue to the description of the shops in the town pulled me in. However, some of the scenes and storylines in this book did feel a little redundant. For example, Danny "saved" Susan so many times that it started to become a bit ridiculous. I thought it was cute the first time, but I thought it became almost predictable and it started to loose its charm. Some of the chapters were a little slower than others, but I still could not put this book down!

Overall, I thought this was a sweet and charming novel. If you are looking for a cute romance novel with set in an idyllic small town, then this is the book for you!




4 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for an honest review. *