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The Surrender Gate by Christopher Rice

Title: The Surrender Gate (A Desire Exchange Novel)
Author: Christopher Rice
Genre: Contemporary Romance Erotica, Fantasy
Published: February 3, 2015
Rating: ♨♨♨ (3 steaming cups) An erotic romance that digs deep into your sexual fantasies at a high price, but its the almost mystery aspect that keeps readers on edge.

Review: The Surrender Gate is more a mystery suspense novel than it is erotica and romance. Emily Blaine was going to inherit Arthur Benoit's vast fortune upon his death and that would be sooner rather than later since he is apparently terminal.  However, he does have one last request for Emily, that she find his long lost son and give him a letter for him. Because Emily is so very grateful for this man, who gave her dad a second chance and in turn, Emily a more stable childhood she couldn't turn him down.  The inheritance was more of a burden for her and to actually be able to do something for Arthur makes it more worthwhile.  She enlist the help of her bestfriend, Jon…

Release Day Launch: The Hidden Library by Heather Lyons: Giveaway and Excerpt

We are dying to jump back down the rabbit hole with Heather Lyons' THE HIDDEN LIBRARY! THE HIDDEN LIBRARY is an Adult Romantic Fairy Tale, full of adventure and fantasy and the second book in Heather’s The Collectors' Society Series! Check out the latest fantastic installment in this series that brings you some of the classics with a twist.

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Release Day Launch: The Reality O by Candy Sloane, Exclusive Excerpt

Today is the release day launch for Candy Sloane's The Reality O. I am so excited to share this erotic comedy with y'all. Candy is sharing an excerpt with us today, so be sure to check out all the info!!!

The Reality O Synopsis:
Fifteen Contestants, Twelve Episodes & One Very Big O When my best friend Allie posted about my need for an inaugural O on a prominent dating website it was meant to be a joke. A joke she was supposed to delete. But her post started an internet and media frenzy and, when I was offered fifty thousand dollars to star in my own reality competition show, I had no choice but to say yes. The Orgasm Virgin was supposed to help me meet a carnal companion who could finally bring me to climax. Unfortunately, the one person I want to win the undying allegiance of my, well, you know, can’t be in the running at all. Now in an L.A. mansion with fifteen very persuasive contestants vying for my attention and one undeniably sexy Production Assistant secretly getti…

The Collectors' Society by Heather Lyons

Review: So ever wonder what happened to Alice when she grew up and left Wonderland? Or how about Huckleberry Finn when he had to grow up? Did Dr. Victor Frankenstein ever have a biological child he never knew about? The Collectors' Society can maybe answer all our deepest questions about what ever happened to one of our favorite book characters. Alice Lidell aka Alice Reeve finds herself 6 months confined into an asylum in England. She has tried to push back memories of Wonderland behind her for she can never go back. Enter Mr. Brom Van Brunt with an offer she can't really refuse. She is to work for him to save Wonderland for if she doesn't it will never exist anymore. When she has finally convinced herself that it was all insanity here is someone who is telling her otherwise, can she even accept his offer? Once she does, she again steps into a world that is unfamiliar but has the markings of home, can she keep this one and the potential for another love without going…

Release Day Launch: Confessions of A Reformed Tom Cat by Daisy Prescott: Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaway!

We're so excited to host the release day launch for Daisy Prescott's Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat!! Daisy is sharing an excerpt with us, and a fantastic giveaway, so be sure to read all the way down to check out all the release day excitement!! 

Blog Tour: When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill: Review and Giveaway!

TITLE: When Joss Met Matt AUTHOR: Ellie Cahill GENRE: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Adult PUBLISHED: February 24, 2015 PUBLISHER: Ballantine Books RATING: ♨♨♨♨ cups ( You may not like friends to lovers stories that span several years, but you need to read this book just to get into the Sorbet Sex thing....really you must! Fans of light and fluffy with lots of real life angst coupled with a humorous take in life will definitely enjoy this)
REVIEW: When I requested to read and review this book, I was expecting something light, a cute friends to lovers story that would be easy to read and bring a smile to my face. Well, When Joss Met Matt did bring a smile to my face but in a totally unexpected way.  When the book opens, its starts in the now, when Joss has realized how much Matt really means to her after seven years of being friends. The story unfolds in a series of flashbacks giving the reader a perspective on how they met and how their deep friendship developed and what the hell Sorbe…

Excerpt Blitz: The Surrender Gate by Christopher Rice: A 1001 Nights Novel

We are so excited to bring you the Excerpt Blitz for Christopher Rice's THE SURRENDER GATE! THE SURRENDER GATE is an Adult Fantasy and the first book in Christopher’s Desire Exchange Series!

Amazon Kindle ** Amazon PaperbackExclusive Excerpt:
“I’m sorry,” Marcus says. “For?” “For the fact you so totally and completely misinterpreted what I said.” “I’m hanging up now. It’s a little late for mansplaining.” “And for not turning you around and taking you right over the hood of that Aston Martin to show you how wrong you were.” Her breath catches, but another Emily responds. “Charming,” she whispers. “Your hand seems to think so,” he says. He’s right. The warmth she’s been feeling against her thigh is coming from her own palm. Just the sound of his voice has charmed her fingers onto her thigh. And he can see it all. The parted taffeta drapes blowing in the breeze, the tangle of silk sheets sliding down across her white T-shirt, the rise and fall of her chest as she tries to get back the breath …

Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson

"Find a map of British Columbia.”
The rugged coasts of Pacific Northwest are almost familiar to me now. I came across its breathtaking and raw beauty when I first read Susan Vreeland’s The Forest Loverof where she waxed poetic about it. So here again I meet the majestic mountains, the dark forests, the tumultuous sea, the mystical dreams and the people of Kitamaat who breathe life into the book.
Monkey Beach tells the nostalgic recollections of Lisa Marie, a young Native American woman from Haisla, as she sailed to the sea in search of her missing brother. Her hasty journey is fraught with peril and reminiscences which eventually bring light to the unfolding drama and mystery surrounding her family, her brother’s death, her unique supernatural gift and the social struggle of the residents in their remote Indian village being at a cultural crossroads.
This originally came out more than a decade ago and I would have totally missed it had it not been published again recently.  Books…

Release Day Launch: Lure by Alyssa Rose Ivy: An Excerpt and GIveaway!

We are so thrilled to celebrate the Release of Alyssa Rose Ivy's LURELURE is the first novel in her New Adult Paranormal Romance series The Allure Chronicles! Make sure you grab the prequel novella, SEDUCTION’S KISS, while it is FREE for a limited time!!!  
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There's danger in the beauty... Two years, six months, and twenty-five days. That's how long it had been since I'd seen my winged hero— not that I'd been counting. I'd suffered through years of counseling just to convince my friends and family that I wasn't crazy and knew he didn't exist. But he did. And I was done waiting. Days after college graduation I headed back down to New Orleans to retrace my steps and find Owen again only to find my life was about to get even crazier... thanks to the most beautiful and dangerous of all paranormal creatures, the Allures. 

A Valentine's Day Giveaway: Within these Walls with J.L. Berg

Today is Valentine's Day, a day celebrating romance and flowers and chocolates. And J.L. Berg, a lover of all three, wants to celebrate with everyone! There's a books-and-chocolate giveaway below!
Giveaway:This giveaway is open internationally! There's five prize packs, two e-books for international winners and three print copy/Compartes chocolate prize packs for US/CA winners! The winners will have their choice of books from J.L. Berg!

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

There’s magic and garden and romance; a good premise for an enjoyable reading. Sarah Addison Allen does magic realism with a sprinkle of humor (that's not necessarily dark), twisting the magic recipe theme into a parade of funny yet sweet quirks.

Garden Spells is the first in the Waverly Family series centering on the sisters Clair and Sydney and their journey to making peace with each other, dealing with a temperamental apple tree in the backyard, love life and small-town scrutiny. It's my first time reading Sarah Addison Allen and her book has been on my reading list for some time as it was said it's quite reminiscent of Alice Hoffman's works. It took a blogger who loves gardening to give me the needed push and I simply fell into it without stopping.

I loved the warmth of the Waverly home, a Queen Anne architecture on Pendland Street. Evanelle Waverly is perhaps the most beloved figure out of them all. There are characters to be fond of and there are some to be annoy…

Trade Me by Courtney Milan

Title:Trade Me
Author: Courtney Milan
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Published: January 20, 2015
Publication: Independent
Rating:  ♨♨♨♨ 4 of 5 cups ( A great twist on the Prince and the Pauper plotline straggling both cultural and class divide.  Witty and zippy dialogues with wonderful characters)


Tina Chen just wants a degree and a job, so her parents never have to worry about making rent again. She has no time for Blake Reynolds, the sexy billionaire who stands to inherit Cyclone Technology. But when he makes an off-hand comment about what it means to be poor, she loses her cool and tells him he couldn’t last a month living her life.

To her shock, Blake offers her a trade: She’ll get his income, his house, his car. In exchange, he’ll work her hours and send money home to her family. No expectations; no future obligations.

But before long, they’re trading not just lives, but secrets, kisses, and heated nights together. No expectations might break Tina’s heart...but Blake’s s…

Spotlight: The First Kiss by Grace Burrowes: Excerpt and Giveaway!

Title: The First Kiss 
Author: Grace Burrowes 
Release Date: February 3, 2015 
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating:♨♨♨♨ (4 cups of sweetness, flirty romance that appears light and fluffy but carries a hefty weight when it comes to its wonderful characters and exquisite details of the day to day living of this family.  Wonderful addition to the series!)

This was very sweet, riveting and entertaining. Although it has the elements of being a light and fluffy romance, the characters of James and Vera takes it into deeper level making this novel a bit multilayered than it initial appears to be. The details in the writing is very evident in Ms. Burrowes historical novels are also clearly evident in her contemporary novels as well. The happily ever afters don't seem farfetched when it comes coupled with such logical and realistic descriptions. James and Vera were interesting lead characters who are both flawed but didn't really frustrate the re…

Cover Reveal: Rock Hard (A Rock Kiss Novel #2) by Nalini Singh + Giveaway!

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLEAmazon preorder: preorder: Nook preorder: Kobo preorder: March 10th, 2015

In New York Times Bestselling author Nalini Singh’s newest contemporary romance, passion ignites between a gorgeous, sinfully sexy man who built himself up from nothing and a shy woman who has a terrible secret in her past…
Wealthy businessman Gabriel Bishop rules the boardroom with the same determination and ruthlessness that made him a rock star on the rugby field. He knows what he wants, and he’ll go after it no-holds-barred.
And what he wants is Charlotte Baird.
Charlotte knows she’s a mouse. Emotionally scarred and painfully shy, she just wants to do her job and remain as invisible as possible. But the new CEO—a brilliant, broad-shouldered T-Rex of a man who growls and storms through the office, leaving carnage in his wake—clearly has other plans. Plans that m…

Blog Tour: The Science of Attraction by Verity Jacobs, A Review and giveaway!

About THE SCIENCE OF ATTRACTION: Kate Ramsey is at the top of her game.

She’s the hot new recruit at the most prestigious research institute in Germany, and she’s determined to live up to the hype — even if it means working day and night. Stress relief comes in the form of a no-nonsense affair with her neighbor, who also happens to be the director of the institute. Who says sex should be anything more than a contract between two people who have other things on their mind?

So when Tom Baker saunters into her life, Kate is understandably upset to see this well-oiled machine splutter and seize. Tom is young and smart, and far too pretty for his own good. Kate can’t help but be drawn to him, even if giving in to the attraction would mean risking everything she’s worked for. 

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Review: Verity Jacob's The Science of Attraction is all out sexy, steamy erotica which was almost comedic but definitely still a love story between a woman at the…