Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cover Reveal! CAN'T LET GO by Michelle Lynn



Dex is many things, a college senior, the bassist for The Invisibles, a son, a friend, everything but a boyfriend. Everybody knows him as the shallow guy who’s up for a good time anytime. People rarely take the time to see the loyal guy lying just beneath the happy-go-lucky façade.

There are parts of Dex’s life he keeps hidden. Ones he believes no one would understand. Since he gave up on the idea of a dream girl long ago, he thinks he’s finally found the perfect balance of connection without commitment with Sam.

Chrissy used to know everything about Dex. When he left four years ago for college, she was left behind. Four years later, with nowhere else to turn, Chrissy calls the one person she’s always counted on, Dex. One glance at the sad eyes he’s tried to forget and Dex knows it’s out of his control.

With Chrissy's return, lines begin to cross from friendship to something more, but will Dex's secret force them apart forever?

(Can't Let Go is the fourth novel in the Invisibles Series)


Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.  She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write.   With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. 

When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends.  But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Review & Excerpt of IRON SINNERS by H.J. Bellus

Author: H.J. Bellus
Series: Sinners Never Die, Book 1
Griff, aka Grizz, the ideal Iron Sinner, rides hard and dedicates his all to the club. 

A job needs done…he does it. 
Men idolize him. 
Women love him. 

Never shy and always up for a good time, Grizz finds himself jumping from mattress to mattress and digging grave after grave. You want to take a bullet? Cross the club. 

One night, rival MC, Devil’s Idol, do just that. Grizz and Animal are sent to straighten shit out while leaving no witnesses. What Grizz faces that night changes his life forever… 

Piper Jones is in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The ruthless business woman, finds herself captive by the MC club. But she’s not one to go down without a fight. 

She slowly destroys Grizz, from his bad boy persona, to his ride or die motto. He should want nothing more than to do away with her with a single bullet. Instead, he finds himself giving his all just to be with her. 

Will Grizz be able to walk away from the one thing he swore he never wanted?

     Wow, where do I even start?  I knew this book was going to be different than other books written by H.J. Bellus, but I wasn't prepared for HOW different.  This book will suck you in right for the beginning and keep you until the end.  Even then, you will be left wanting more.  The characters are raw, gritty, in you face and you can't help but want more of them.
     Piper has worked hard to climb to the top.  She knows what it is like to struggle as a foster child and will never go back there again.  She will not let anything stand in her way and will do everything in her power to succeed.  Grizz, oh Grizz...there is so much one could say about him.  He is a badass biker that has no problems with ending you if you cross him or the club.  The last thing he expects to find is a perfect partner and woman in Piper.  She is nothing like who he usually sleeps with, but he can't help but fall further under her spell.   
     This book will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what is going to happen next.  If you are looking for a touchy, feely love story, this book is not for you.  If you are looking for a book that takes you on a emotional roller coaster of drama and scary situations, this is one you are looking for.  I don't want to say to much, as I don't want to give anything away, but I guarantee you will not regret purchasing this book.  H.J. did a wonderful job and I can't wait for the next one to see what kind of ride she will take us on.     



“Who the fuck do you think you are,” I yell as the large man throws me onto the bed.
“Your worst fucking nightmare, sweetie pie.”
“Just let me go, please.”
“Not happening,” he says as he sits on the bed and begins to untie his boots.
“I didn’t see anything. I don’t know names or places. Let me go. I have a very important meeting in the morning,” I beg.
“Not happening,” he replies again.
“Let. Me. Fucking. Go,” I roar, as I sling the Bible from the nightstand and nail him in the back of the head.
“Listen here, bitch, you’re now property of the Iron Sinners motorcycle club. You ain’t fucking going nowhere without one of us. Got it? You witnessed a fucking crime that could put a fellow brother away for life. You’ve been spotted with us by a rival club. You are now marked as a motherfucking Sinner. You leave our side and the Idols will put a really shiny bullet straight through your skull. You’re a walking, talking dead bitch just waiting to get popped. So shut the fuck up.”
Did I just really hear him he say property of the sinners? Bullet in my head?
“So, you’re telling me I have a ticking death threat that could expire at any given moment?”
The man stands, faces me, baring all of his ink and replies, “And I forgot to add shut the fuck up.”
“Are you fucking kidding me?”
He comes closer in an intimidating stance and bends down so we are face to face. “Does any of this read as if I were kidding you, bitch?”
His minty breath reverberates off my skin and envelops all of my senses. He was the bad guy and I, the victim, but god damn he’s gorgeous.
“Let me fucking go. I don’t care about any of that shit.”
I lunge forward off the bed, catapulting myself into his chest and begin my fight to escape. My surprise assault knocks him off balance and he falls back on the bed. I run for the door. Fuck! My bag. I take three steps back, grab my bag, and run.
Halfway out of the parking lot, I'm brought down by my hair.
“You dumb cunt. What part of my speech didn’t you get?” the man growls in my face.
He rips me up by the hair and drags me back to the room.
“I’m done playing nice. You want to run and piss me the fuck off, then you’re going to be treated like a fucking piece of trash.”


H.J. Bellus

I am just a simple country girl getting one story out of my head at a time. I was raised in small town, USA and still reside there with my husband and children. I am a huge country music fan and am inspired by it everyday. I live and love country life, and you will find those elements in my books. I also adore strong and brave lead female characters, and strive to be a courageous and independent woman in everyday life. In my opinion, life is no fun without a good sense of humor, sprinkles, cheese whiz, and candy. It is the simple things that warm my heart. 
Live life your way, HJ Bellus 

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Friday, July 25, 2014

BOUND TO DANGER by Katie Reus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Bound to Danger Synopsis:

At a benefit dinner, community activist Maria Cervantes overhears two men plotting a terrorist attack that could rock Miami to its core. But before she can alert authorities, she’s almost killed in a massive explosion—and wakes up in a hospital with no memory of what happened. As the sole survivor of the attack, she is now a person of interest to the NSA—and especially to Agent Cade O’Reilly. Because Maria is the one woman Cade has never been able to forget.

Years ago, they were closer than either was willing to admit—until Cade disappeared when Maria needed him most. Now he’s sticking by her, whether she likes it or not. Because the memories locked inside her mind could hold vital clues to the next attack. Because terrorists want her dead—and because he never wants to let her go again.


Cade set the two water bottles and a foam food container on the bench by the window in Maria’s room. There hadn’t been a police officer outside or her bodyguard. Cade had already had an analyst run everything on Nash Larson. Former Army, clean record, all-around stand-up guy. Cade hadn’t been able to figure why the man rubbed him the wrong way until he’d returned and found Maria gone. He didn’t like the way Larson looked at Maria in that proprietary way. It had been subtle, but something about it pissed Cade off even though he had no right to care if there was something going on between the two of them.
His focus was on the job. And now finding Maria since she’d clearly left. The bed was rumpled, but her bag was gone. He wanted to be pissed. Under normal circumstances he would be, but she’d gotten under his skin a long time ago. Then when she’d let her guard down, crying against him, it had pierced him. Normally crying women didn’t faze him. But her grief had just been so raw it punched right through his senses. He’d lost his mom at a young age and too many friends during his time overseas, so he understood what she was going through on a certain level.
Tracking her down would be a pain in the ass, but easy enough once he pinged her location. He pulled out his cell and had started to text one of the analysts so they could track her cell phone when the bathroom door slowly creaked open.
All the hairs on Cade’s arms stood up in alert as the heavy wooden door moved, inch by inch. Withdrawing his weapon, Cade silently sidestepped until he was half-hidden behind the curtain partially drawn around the empty bed.
A dark-haired man wearing tan cargo pants, black boots, and a black long-sleeved T-shirt stepped from the bathroom with a fluid stealth. He scanned the room for signs of life, his gaze landing almost immediately on Cade’s partially blocked body and raised weapon.
Instantly the man grabbed the rolling food cart and shoved it toward the bed before yanking open the door to the hall.
Cade blocked the cart and raced after the man, his weapon still clutched in his hand.
He could have wounded the intruder, but he didn’t know shit about the man or his intentions and wasn’t going to open fire in a hospital. In the hallway two nurses were helping a pregnant woman who’d clearly been knocked down to her feet. The suspect was about twenty yards ahead, shoving people out of the way as he barreled through.
Shouts of alarm filtered down the crowded hallway as Cade dodged around a man in a wheelchair. “Federal agent, move out of the way!” he shouted, the path instantly clearing as people either jumped back against the walls or were pulled back.
Cade kept his focus on the dark-haired man who disappeared into a stairwell at the end of the hallway. Though there was a team of agents outside the hospital, he didn’t have anyone as direct backup because this was basically a babysitting job.
Apparently Maria knew something or someone thought she did. Or maybe the terrorists just wanted everyone from the party eliminated. Cade wasn’t sure. All he knew was that he had to find this guy before he escaped.

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Katie Reus Bio:

Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.

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Release Day & Giveaway ~ GAME CHANGER by Collette West


Collette West & IMR Promotions are excited to bring you the Release Day Event of Game Changer! This is a novel for all the Sports Romance lovers out there! Below you will find buy links, an excerpt and a Giveaway for your pleasure! We hope you all give this novel a chance!

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Game Changer Author: Collette West Publish Date: July 25, 2014 

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Young, rich, and unaware of how seriously hot he is, Brooks Davison is tearing it up as the latest shortstop for the New York Kings, despite his tendency to blush whenever girls scream his name.
When a health scare forces his best friend, Kyle Roberts, off the team, no one can stomach the thought of replacing him, especially so close to the playoffs.
Until Kyle's sister, Sasha, steps in, convincing management to let her take his place. The idea of signing the first female player in Major League history proves too tempting for the Kings to resist.
Nevertheless, Brooks doesn't want any part of it. Sasha is Kyle's little sister, not some sideshow.
Yet when Kyle takes a turn for the worse, Brooks promises to do everything in his power to help Sasha win a championship for him. Because there's no way he's letting either of them down. Not now, not ever.

Connect with Collette West:
Collette West grew up as somewhat of a jock-nerd hybrid. Entering the world three weeks premature, her dad nearly missed her birth because he had seats behind the dugout for a sold-out, highly-anticipated match-up between two of baseball's biggest rivals. Not to be outdone, her book-loving mom taught her how to read by the time she was three. A love of the game coupled with an appreciation for the written word were instilled in Collette's impressionable brain from a young age. No wonder her characters believe in the philosophy: sports + romance = a little slice of heaven.
Splitting her time between the Pocono Mountains and Manhattan, Collette indulges her inner fangirl by going to as many games as she can from hockey to baseball and downloading every sports romance novel in existence onto her iPad. When she's not clicking away on her laptop, she enjoys walking her dog in Central Park, satisfying her caffeine craving at the Starbucks on Broadway and keeping an eye out for Mr. Right. But above all, she loves dishing with her readers. Email her at
She is the author of NIGHT GAMES and GAME CHANGER.


Excerpt from Game Changer

“I’ll take care of her, bro.” I put myself out there, waiting for the inevitable backlash. When he doesn’t say anything, I give him a message he’s sure to understand. “I give you my word.”
Kyle raises his eyes to my face, studying me. He knows that’s the same oath I swore when he asked me not to date his sister, and I’m not someone who goes back on my word. Something Kyle’s well aware of.
“You two knuckleheads are driving me crazy,” Sasha sighs, resting a hand against the side of her head. “I already told you. I don’t need anyone to look out for me.”
I bristle a little at her remark, but I do my best not to show it. I thought she’d be glad to spend some time with me. Guess not.
“Well, it’s not like I have a choice,” I counter, watching her intently. “Since I live next door and all.”
For a split second, I see a flicker of excitement dance in her eyes, before it’s quickly extinguished. So many mixed signals are crossing between us that I can’t make heads or tails of how she really feels about me after all this time apart. Kyle is screwing up our reunion, big time. Under any other circumstances, I would do everything in my power to win her back, but not when my best friend is waiting for some anonymous donor to save his life. I just can’t do that to him. Not now.
“Fine. If no one’s going to give me a choice, then let’s blow this popsicle stand,” Sasha declares, walking by me, her arm brushing lightly against my shoulder.
And I know that having her on the other side of my bedroom wall—and not being able to do a thing about it—is going to be way more challenging than having to hit a homer with the bases loaded


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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Release & Giveaway ~ READY TO WED by Cindi Madsen

Book Synopsis:
Dakota Halifax loves to be in love. In fact, as one of Las Vegas’s premier wedding planners, she’s built a whole career around romance. Which is why her own wedding has to be nothing short of perfect. And then her fiancé jilts her. While she’s waiting in her wedding dress. On a cruise ship already out at sea. 
Once back on dry land, Dakota tries to pour her heart into her business and weekly wedding advice column, Get Ready to Wed. But how can the heartbroken celebrate others’ true love? When she reconnects with her childhood best friend, surprisingly sexy and all-grown-up casino bouncer Brendan West, Dakota wonders if maybe she can fall back in love with being in love.
But then her ex reappears, begging for another chance and suddenly Dakota questions if she’ll ever understand love. Can someone once-burned and twice-shy ever find her way down the aisle again?

Author Bio:
Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children. 

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Review & Giveaway ~ UNEXPECTED by Amy Marie


At twenty-seven Erin Decker has the perfect life; a thriving career, a dream home she shares with her best friend Noelle, and a secure relationship with Robert, her handsome and faithful boyfriend. Or so she thinks.

When her visions of a marriage proposal are met with the ultimate betrayal, Erin finds herself in the arms of sexy and strong-willed distraction, Walker Prescott.

Her summer becomes life changing as she realizes Walker has left her with a tiny piece of himself and no way to find him…until he suddenly shows up and turns her world upside down.

Can she let go of her past to make way for a future she never saw coming?

Can Walker be exactly what Erin needs?

Will he give her the perfect life she so desperately craves in the most unexpected way?




     Oh my, where do I even start?  I absolutely fell in love with this book.  I loved the characters, the supporting characters, pretty much everything about this book.  Erin believes she has the perfect life including the perfect boyfriend.  When she shows up one night to surprise him with dinner, she is the one who receives the surprise.  When her best friend and roommate talks her into going out, she is reluctant to do so.  However, when she finally lets go she meets wonderfully sexy Walker.  Walker in turns gives her a night to remember, in more ways than one.
     When Walker unexpectedly comes back into her life, she can’t believe it.  She has dreamed of him ever since their beautiful night together and wants nothing more than for him to be a part of her new life.  Walker has thought about Erin nonstop since she walked out of his hotel room and can’t believe his luck when he realizes they will be working at the same school together.  Walker has loved her from the first moment he saw her and wants nothing more than to be a part of her life. 
     Will Erin be able to let go of her past and move on to the life she deserves with Walker?  Will Walker continue to break down Erin’s walls and prove he is the perfect man for her?  To find out you will need to read this book.  I PROMISE you will not be disappointed.  Walker had my heart right from the beginning and my love for him continued to grow all through the book.  He seriously is the perfect BBF!!  I loved the story line and the writer (this is her debut book BTW) did a wonderful job of keeping the story flowing.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much I loved this book and I seriously can’t wait for the next one, Noelle and Trent’s story.  But don’t just take my word for it, go out and get your copy today!   


My body isn’t used to this much alcohol. The few glasses of wine I normally drink don’t have me in the middle of a dance “orgy” without remembering how I got there. Sweat is dripping down my neck and tickling the space between my breasts. After the third round of drinks, bought by three different men just wanting to get in my pants, I feel relaxed yet out of control. Noelle is nowhere to be found and in my drunken state I’m not even the least bit concerned about it. The music has taken over my body and I can feel myself letting go of all the stress and anxiety that Robert has caused me. I don’t care who is watching because at this moment I feel like the sexiest person in here.

With my eyes closed I rub my hands along my hips all the way to my hair, pulling it off my neck into a makeshift ponytail. The beat of the music moves through me like an electric wave. When a cool puff of air passes over the back of my neck it feels like water in the Sahara. Larger hands than I’ve ever felt before unexpectedly come around my waist and pull me back into a rock hard chest. My breathing becomes more ragged as the mystery man whispers in my ear.

“Are you hot, baby?” He asks, his hot breath sending shivers down my spine.

My senses are on high alert and despite the fact that I haven’t a clue what he looks like, those four words turn me on instantly. If his voice can do that to me I’d love to see what his enormous hands are capable of. Our bodies connect and sway to the music as his mouth continues to hover just above my shoulder causing tingles to radiate through my body. I can feel his lips grazing the crease of my neck and when he nips my skin my knees go weak. My head falls back involuntarily giving him more access to continue his sensual assault. He smells delicious, and the soft suctioning kisses he places up my neck cause me to moan in anticipation. I have to see the man who is releasing all my inhibitions.

Reluctantly I turn my heated body around feeling the loss of his soft lips, but what I’m rewarded with is a vision of godliness. Standing at what appears to be well over six feet tall is the most panty-dropping specimen that I have ever laid my eyes upon. I should have turned around sooner! His plain black t-shirt hugs every single slender muscle in his sexy ass arms. The faded blue jeans he wears are snug, even more so where his zipper lies, showing me how much he is turned on. His dark brown hair is a styled mess; short on the sides but longer up top. I can’t help but wonder what it would feel like to grab hold of it and tug. Hard. A grin flashes across his face, as if he’s read my mind, and I see a hint of just one dimple on the right side of his mouth. His green eyes appear hungry as they shamelessly take me in from my toes to my own starving eyes. I swallow hard and try to catch my breath.

“I thought you looked good from behind but damn if you don’t look heavenly from this angle,” he says loudly, over the music.

He grabs both of my hands, circling them around his neck. With our height difference my forehead falls into his chest perfectly, as if we are two pieces of a puzzle. I try to control my breathing; the alcohol is coursing through my veins now. Freeing my hands from their hold, they find their way down and softly graze over his pecs and then the ripple of his abs. They falter as they come in contact with not a six pack but, a …1,2,3,… eight pack! I see his chest rising and falling rapidly. I think he must be as turned on by me as I am by him. Impossible.


Amy Marie was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and now resides in Virginia Beach with her fantastically crazy husband and two kids.

As an avid reader, she never dreamed of writing her own novel until the characters started haunting her at night and in the shower.  Wanting to get it down on paper she set off on a journey that has been more than she could have ever dreamed. 

When not writing, she can be found carting her kids around, breaking up their fights, cleaning up messes, teaching Zumba, or reading. 



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Release Day Launch & Giveaway!! LET ME LOVE YOU by Megan Smith



Jaylinn McCormick is determined to forget that one terrifying night which left her feeling broken and tainted. There is one person who can make her whole again… but he is hell bent on keeping her at arm’s length. She has loved him her entire life but can she wait for him to step up to the plate?

Cooper Cahill has loved Jaylinn for years. He wants nothing more than to put all her pieces back together but he deems himself unworthy. Choosing between his baseball career and Jaylinn has him feeling lost. Does he have what it takes to put Jaylinn’s heart back together again?

When their paths cross will they intersect or blindly pass each other by?

Will their lives take them in different directions?

(Let Me Love You is the fourth novel in the Love Series)

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Cooper slowly sits up, his eyes holding anger through a strangled truth. “Jay,” His voice cracks when he says my name, as if it pains him to say it. “You are good enough. Don’t you get it?” He says furiously, watching my every reaction to his words. “You’re too good for me! It’s my fucking fault that any of this happened to you in the first place. I should have never brought you to the damn party.”
“And I’ve told you hundred times that it’s not your God damn fault.” I seethe with anger and humiliation, unwilling to let this go. “Did you know what that asshole was going to do to me?”
“Exactly, so get the fuck over it.” I’m so pissed I can barely get the words out over my shaking. “Move on like I’m trying to do!”
Cooper just sits there. He doesn't say anything but I can tell by the look on his face that he has more than this to say, yet for some reason he feels a need to hold back.
How dare he? Now isn’t the time.
Damn him.
So I go for what I know will make him see, make him understand what he’s done.
"Babe Ruth was right you know," I stare into his blue eyes, wanting my words to pack a punch. "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game," I shake my head. "It looks like you struck out, Coop."

I leave the room before he has a chance to say anything.


USA TODAY bestselling author Megan Smith is a New Jersey native managing purchasing for an award-winning business IT and software development firm - and by night creating the memorable characters her fans have grown to adore. Smith's The Love Series introduces readers to MacKenzie Cahill - a hopeful young woman who experiences adversity, challenges and the bittersweet triumph of true, authentic love.

Smith is a wife and mother, who makes time for her family, professional life and the creation of the Cahill's world. Fans of The Love Series - Trying Not To Love You, Easy To Love You, Hard To Love You - are captivated by relationships, special bonds and family ties pervasive in Smith's emotional, energized and engaging work. Smith is also the author of the 2014 releases, Let Me Love You - continuations of The Love Series, Finding Us (Finding Series) and a few top secret projects.

Books available now: 
The Love Series
"Trying Not To Love You"
"Easy To Love You"
"Hard To Love You"

Finding Series
"Finding Us"

Coming Soon...
Let Me Love You
Finding Ours
Finding Happiness




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