Cover Reveal: FRAGILE by Diana Nixon

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She was off the limits for many reasons: too young, too naïve, and too beautiful to resist. But most of all – because she was my best friend’s little sister. She was like a taboo that should have never been broken.

But we crossed the line together… We gave in to the temptation and made a mistake that changed us forever.

Years passed, but for some unknown reason, the memories of her never stopped haunting my dreams.

I was even more obsessed with her than I was years ago, while she hated me to the bone. And she had a very good reason to feel that way…

“I owe you a lifetime of us, and I will not let you down, not again…”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Diana Nixon, an International Bestselling Author of contemporary and paranormal romances, is a woman of contradictions. She was born in Minsk., Belarus. She has a Master of Law degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Polish and Spanish.

Diana’s writing career is like a roller coaster ride. It started with a fantasy novel named Love Lines, that was originally written in Russian and only later, it was translated into English. Since then, Diana has published 18 more books, both of contemporary and fantasy genres. Her books are being translated into Spanish, French and Russian.

Diana Nixon is the founder of Inks & Scratches, a literary magazine intended to help authors of all genres find readers and spread the news about their writing all over the world.

 

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Release Blitz Promo: Reckless Romance by Maggie Riley

 

Title: Reckless Romance 
Author: Maggie Riley 
Genre: Romance 
 

 

 
Josh Lawson–he’s got the body of an athlete, muscles galore, and thick, tousled bed head hair. He’s always Mr. Serious, but when he smiles it transforms his entire face. I’d quietly lose my cool if that smirk were ever directed at me.But playboys like him don’t go for theatre nerds like me. Especially when the playboy in question is a strong silent type who is my opposite in every way.

I definitely am NOT in love with my best friend’s brother. So why do I find myself dreaming/lusting over his broad shoulders and incredible arms? And why did we practically hook up on the dance floor at his sister’s wedding? I can’t get him out of my mind.

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Reagan Bennett is not my type. She’s happy, artistic, and deserves the real deal.

I’m moody and only good for a one night stand. But after our impromptu sleepover, I can’t get her out of my head.She’s got legs for miles. She’s creative in all the right ways: she knows all the best spots in New York City and she’s passionate about everything she does. Plus, her chocolate chippancakes are killer.

She’s everything good. I’m not gonna be the one to bring her down.

But the more time we spend together, the harder it is to keep my hands off her. I want her. Hell, I need her. It might be reckless, but it also might be love.

 
 
 

 

 
 


Maggie Riley is a contemporary romance author whose interests include red wine, sushi, strolls through Central Park, and steamy men- both real and imaginary. She lives on the Upper East Side with her German Shepherd, Penny.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Book Review: Say You Remember by H. D’Agostino

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Genre: Contemporary Romance

I had it all once…I was popular, a jock, the center of attention in any group, friends that followed me everywhere. I thought I ruled the world, and in my high school I did. Girls threw themselves at me, and I used them knowing they’d never mean anything until I met her…Danielle Reed.

I never planned on liking her or even falling in love, but I did. I fell hard, and I ruined it before it could really begin.

It’s been eight years now. I never thought I’d see her again, but here she is. The thing is, she can’t stand me. She reminds me every chance she gets of what a horrible person I was, and how she hopes I rot in hell. I know it would be simpler to just move on and forget about her, but I can’t. I can’t let her go, and I don’t want to.

Danielle Reed will be mine again. I just need to make her remember.

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Although this is the fourth book in the series, I went into the book reading as a stand alone (having not read any others). I had to re-read the beginning over so that I could place myself where the characters where. Once I did, I settled in and managed to capture the essence of the novel.qabkzl6r82i6q

The story flowed back and forth through past and present point of view. This could be confusing, but for this book it really worked to get character backgrounds and where they were coming from. The alternate point of views never overlapped so much that you were reading the same thing, this helped to move the story along.

I really felt for Dani, especially after Mason’s betrayals (the crux of the story). I couldn’t believe she held onto so much anger for so many years. It was nice to see Mason had been through his own life’s trials and tribulations that it was able to make him into the better person he is all those years later. The person he needed to be to jjgup9efwrsukhelp Dani remember the times he wants back.

Pick this book up if you are after a second chance romance full of heartache and redemption.

 

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Book Review: The Holly Project by K.A. Sterritt


“One foot in front of the other. Breathe in, breathe out.”

Holly Ashton hasn’t celebrated her birthday since her mother passed away. Instead, it’s the one day of the year that she allows herself to grieve. The rest of the year is spent pretending to be the strong and independent woman she wants to be.

Professionally, she has it all together. A great job as an architect at Sydney’s most prestigious firm keeps her focused.

Her personal life is far less charmed. Emotionally detached from everyone other than her small circle of friends and family, relationships are a no-go zone.

Life is exactly how she wants it to be – until the day of her twenty-fifth birthday.

A chance encounter with Ryan Davenport, CEO of a property development firm, turns her tightly controlled life upside down.

Ryan is driven, ambitious and used to getting what he wants – and very unexpectedly, what he wants is the beautiful, smart-mouthed Holly Ashton.

When neither of them believes in happily ever afters, how are they supposed to find their own?

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I picked up The Holly Project at my first ever author signing. I loved the front cover, and I also really loved that it was set in Sydney, Australia. It’s the second day of school holidays giphy1here in Australia, and my children don’t seem to know what a ‘sleep in’ is…so rude!!! This morning I was awoken at a ridiculous hour, so ridiculous that even my Netflix and Presto streaming services weren’t awake yet. Annoyed that I couldn’t indulge in some mindless viewing I headed to my bookshelf and searched the books I had recentlygiphy picked up at the signing. The Holly Project jumped into my hands and it ended up being a lovely way to spend a morning, and then afternoon.

Holly is a woman who hides her feelings, not so neatly tucked away in a pocket of grief after she witnesses her mum dying from cancer (side note: Cancer SUCKS). A chance meeting one day with a man who ends up being her ‘client’ sets her off on an adventure of self-discovery and love. I truly believe in whirlwind romances (having had one myself) and although I knew there had to be come angst along the way, I really loved the way the author wove the story. It was such an easy read and I breezed through it, without missing a beat. Sometimes, love is worth the risk, breathe in, breathe out, and see what happens. The chemistry, the characters, and the backdrop of Sydney made for a fun romantic getaway read.

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kateK.A. Sterritt is a contemporary romance author living in Sydney, Australia with her husband and three sons.

Her debut novel, The Holly Project, was published in November 2014, her second novel Collision (The Fight for Life Series #1) was published in October 2015 and her latest release Impact (The Fight for Life Series #2) was released in April 2015.

She writes the kind of novel she enjoys to read.

 

Book Review: Fire Me Up by Rachael Johns

 

(Deacons of Bourbon Street 2) 

Genre: MC Romance. Contemporary Fiction

Travis “Cash” Sinclair values only two things from his days with the Deacons of Bourbon Street: his prized Harley Davidson and the man who gave it to him. But now Priest Lombard is gone, and Cash has inherited the Deacons’ clubhouse—not to mentions its unexpected tenant. She’s exactly the type of woman he tries to avoid: all incense and art, with a sharp tongue that promises trouble. So why does Cash want to push aside those flowing skirts and lose himself between her legs?

Billie Taylor fled a bad marriage to start a new life among the grit and glamour of the French Quarter. She refuses to let another man distract her from her dreams, especially an outlaw biker with nothing to offer except hot sex and an eviction notice. Cash is dangerous, with an untamed streak he tries desperately to conceal. He drives Billie wild, sending her too close to the edge for her own good. And she won’t fall under his spell—or into his bed—without a fight.

 

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The next instalment in the Deacons of Bourbon Street fills in some more detail surrounding the mysterious death of former President, Priest. Travis “Cash” Sinclair has been let down so many times in life, that he truly believes that he is meant to travel the world alone, never to love.

“If he learned one lesson early in life, it was that the only person you could count on was yourself. He was a lone player now, and that the way he intended to stay.”

That is, until he meets a feisty Australian artist who occupies the art gallery, former home to the clubhouse. Cash comes barreling into Billie’s world and turns it upside down, without ever meaning to. Billie and Cash have a swirling, messy romance, like charcoal on paper. They epitomise the opposites attract analogy; the yin and yang of love.

The author seamlessly recreates the world established by the first author in the series. This is something to be commended when writing in the same world, with some of the same characters from the previous book. The city of New Orleans features once again, as the artistic and historical side starts to come into play. The introduction of the ‘bad bikers’ from the rival motorcycle club ramps up the tension and creates interest and intrigue into the continuing storyline of finding out why Priest died, and why the four brothers left town in the first place. Another great read.

Can’t wait to read the next instalment.

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Surprise Release!!! Unspoken (Book 1.5) by Stephanie John

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Title: Unspoken: A Short Story
Series: The Heal Me Series Book 1.5
Author: Stephanie John
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Release Date: January 5, 2016
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My first rule of business–never mix it with pleasure. Ever.

One unexpected encounter with a new employee and that fundamental rule was forgotten.

With a single touch, Kara Collins obliterated the order of my disciplined life, forcing me to question everything I believed in. Intuition told me I needed her, ensuring I couldn’t forget my second rule.

Trust my instincts. Always.

Unspoken takes us back to the first meeting between Nate Blake and Kara Collins in Salvation, retold from his POV.
This short, sexy tease (approx 5k words) provides insight into the mind of this passionate, powerful and utterly addictive man. You can discover more about Nate in the full-length novel Salvation (Heal Me Series Book 1), then prepare for the thrilling conclusion to Nate and Kara’s story in Book 2, scheduled mid-2016.

Unspoken can be read on its own, or as part of the Heal Me Series, either before or after Salvation.

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“Have dinner with me.”

Miss Collins gaped at me. “Dinner?” she spluttered. “You mean like a business dinner?”

“No.” I had no idea why she was so surprised by my suggestion. Men must proposition her all the time. “No business talk.”

“A date?” Disbelief laced her seductive tone. Two elegant fingers pressed against lush, pouty lips that were turning a deeper shade of red to match the small band of rubies adorning one of her fingers.

I eyed her curiously, recalling her dismissive remark about contributing little to her earlier meeting. Why would she have such a low opinion of herself?

“That’s what I’d call it, yes. Do they call it something different in England?” I teased.

Miss Collins lunged for her glass, took a large gulp then frowned. “Dating the boss isn’t really my thing,” she murmured, returning the tumbler back to the table.

At first, her rejection didn’t register. Watching her slender neck work the liquid down had seriously screwed with me. An image of her on her knees, bee-stung lips closed around my cock and enthusiastically sucking made me more determined than ever to have her.

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I really enjoyed Salvation by Stephanie John, so when the opportunity came up to read and review a surprise short story with Nate, I jumped at the chance. When you love a book, you often want to know what the other characters are thinking, what they would do in a situation, or how they would react. This novella gives a great tease into the mind of Nate, the main character from the Heal Me Series. He is completely enamoured with Kara, and this time we get to read exactly what he thinks of her. This is a wonderful addition to the series, in which I’m eagerly awaiting the next instalment of!

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Title: Salvation

Author: Stephanie John

Genre: Adult Contemporary Erotic Romance

Series: Heal Me Series, Book 1

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A chance meeting turned my world inside out.

Intelligent, sexy, and rich. With a dash of roguish charm and a cocksure smile, Nathan Blake is the ultimate fantasy. He can have any woman he wants with only a glance.

And he wants me.

My past has left me broken and humiliated, wary of men like him. I cut myself off from the pain, moving thousands of miles away to escape every reminder, determined to start anew.

I’ve been second best before. It isn’t happening again.

One kiss and I’m caught under his spell, drawn to him with every breath I take.

I can’t resist.

The passion that explodes between us becomes an intense connection neither of us thought we’d share.

Or need.

The suffering inside me reflects his – a pain I know he feels, but can’t bring himself to reveal.

I have no idea his love can heal me – that mine can heal him…

…if only I can let down my guard for him and trust.

Salvation is a captivating story of finding, fighting and finally giving in to a love that is clearly meant to be. This is no ordinary billionaire romance – it is a breathtakingly sexy, tenderly erotic story with twists and turns that will leave you wanting more.

Warning: This work of fiction is intended for mature audiences over the age of 18 due to the sexual content and explicit language used throughout. Parental/reader discretion is advised.

Please note that even though this book is set in the USA, it is written from the POV of the female lead who is English, therefore British English vocabulary and spelling has been used.

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What reviewers are saying about Salvation

“The chemistry in this book is OFF THE CHARTS and the writing is so well done you CANNOT help but connect to these characters and hope you can one day pull that delicious Nate Blake right off the pages and into your world!!” ~ Bitches Heart Books

“Add me to the long list of readers who loved this book! Stephanie John’s writing has such a beautiful flow with much heart and depth. Nate is the ultimate book boyfriend from being pure eye candy with a dirty mouth to the way he tenderly nurtures Kara. Their longing for one another was off the charts and the physical exchange of emotions without words was so strong. A true love story that doesn’t let go. DON’T MISS IT!” ~ Luv My Books

“I’m in withdrawal I want more Nate! 5 stars all the way! I was hooked from the start. When these two hook up it’s like the fourth of July! Salvation is a MUST READ.” ~ 2 Girls, A Book & a Glass of Wine

Stephanie John has a genuine talent for bringing stories and characters to life and taking the reader along on an effortless ride to pure pleasure. And when I say pure pleasure – your heart will pound as their love heats up. One particular scene at the beach house will rank among the most erotic and powerful expressions of love that I have ever read. This book deserves more than five stars – it deserves a heaven full of them – because that is where you’ll think you’ve been when you’ve finished Salvation. I can’t wait for the next chapter … and the next … and the next. Don’t deny yourself one of the truly outstanding contemporary romances of 2015.” ~ Passionate Reads

“A beautifully written contemporary erotic romance. Plenty of great banter between the characters, plenty of story to get your teeth into, and plenty of sex to curl your toes.” ~ Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews

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Most days, you’ll find Stephanie John on a yacht, wearing a very skimpy bikini, drinking champagne, eating chocolate and never gaining weight. When she isn’t asleep and dreaming, in real life you’re more likely to find her at the school gates, wearing whatever she dragged on that morning, drinking copious amounts of coffee. She still eats chocolate, though — everyone has their vices, right? Somehow, amidst the chaos of full-time mummy duties, she manages to write. Contemporary romance has always been her favourite genre to read for as long as she can remember (age-appropriate, of course).

Never in a million years did it occur to her to write one of her own. Now, she couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

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Book Review: Marigny Street by Annie Rose Welch

Marigny Street
(Saving Angels Series #1)
 Annie Rose Welch
 Genre: Romance
Do you believe in the power of dreams?

Way down south on Marigny Street in the heart of New Orleans, the land of Catholic intercessions, purgatory, and supernatural superstitions, young Evangeline Chenier dreams of a radiant boy who saves her from a storm. She takes the dream seriously – in her family, dreams are sometimes more than dreams. Sometimes they foretell the future. Sometimes they create it.Years later, Eva is no longer the same wistful girl but a hardened woman who no longer believes in dreams. Losing faith in her gift, she becomes lost in a nightmare of emotion, mourning her son, separating from her husband, and stewing in a dead-end job. And then fate brings her an unlikely surprise: one of the most famous movie stars in the world, Gabriel Roberts.

Caught by something in his eyes, Eva agrees to show him the real Big Easy on his last night in New Orleans—an evening that turns into four dreamy days spent recapturing lost faith and discovering a love neither expected. Realizing Gabriel is the boy from her childhood dream, Eva must leave everything behind—her husband, her family, her history, and the beautiful city she calls home—and gamble it all for the dream that has saved her on MARIGNY STREET.

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I shook my head. “Tell me, Gabriel, what are your dreams about?”
“Nothing.  I never dream.”  He shrugged.
“Never?”
“I’ve never once in my life had a dream.  And I never look in a mirror – or I try my hardest not to anyway.”
“Why?”  How could you never dream?  Or look in a mirror?
He sighed.  “I believe the only things in this life that can truly show your reflection are the things you love the most in this world.  And I don’t love myself enough to want to look in the mirror.”
He laughed.  “But when I look at you I can see myself perfectly.  And even though I never dream, I do pray.  Do you  to know what I prayed for before I met you?”
I nodded.
“I prayed for an angel – to save me.  I asked for a little help from up above, and now you’re here.  You are cake and ice cream; sugar and spice, and everything nice.  And when you smile, you make me feel the way the world looks when the sun shines through a foggy day.”   
All I could do was smile.

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“A story of loss, faith, and a love that transcends space and time.”

I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into with this book. The tagline is as mysterious and the story that unfolds. It’s a mystery, as well as a heartbreaking story of love. A love so intense that it hurts to breathe. The mystery revolves around the circumstances of how the two main characters meet. Eva goes through an unimaginable tragedy in life and has given up on life and living. Can the mystery man she meets on the steps of the courthouse be her salvation? Set in New Orleans, there’s a great blend of culture that comes through the pages. 

The beginning of the book is totally unexpected. The lilting of the Cajun language had me intrigued and wondering about the world of dreams and reality. The story really picks up half way through the book as you start putting the pieces of the puzzle together. Definitely makes you read through to the end to find out if what you’re expecting is what happens.

One of my favourite moments in the book happens about half way through:

“What is your full name, Eva?”
“Evangeline Maria Chenier.”
“Evangeline, Evangeline,” he softly whispered, almost like a song, with reverence.
“Evangeline Maria Chenier. You’re not done living yet, the best is yet to come. You’re going to be just fine. You are.”
“Do you think you’ll ever be the same?”
“Never. But not because of the path I followed. I’ll never be the same because I found you.” He smiled.

A lovely reminder to live, not just exist. Read this book if you’re after a little love story mixed in with mystery.

 

 

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Born and raised in New Orleans, Annie has a habit of shortening her words and telling long stories. She speaks with a southern flair and cooks with it too. At the tender age of twenty- one, she hitched up her wagons (took her first plane ride) and moved out west to the big shake (California). Her writing career began one sleepless night when she imagined a gorgeous woman and a man with maniacal hair floating above her like lightening bugs falling from the sky. Curious about them, their story, and why they were floating around in her head, she sat down and penned (typed) her first novel, Marigny Street. A dream come true for her, she hasn’t stopped writing since. She loves a damn good love story, always has, no matter what the genre. She is particularly moved by imperfect love that in its own unique way is perfect, the notion of love at first sight, soul mates, and things that are generally out of the norm.

When she’s not writing she enjoys dabbling in photography and finding new, inspirational music to add to her collection. Deciding on a whim to hitch up those same wagons, Annie currently resides in Texas (where everything is bigger) with her husband, daughter, and their two peculiar dogs, Boudreaux and Tabasco (who, call her crazy, bark with an accent).

For lagniappe (a little extra), a virtual cup of café au lait and beignets, please visit Annie’s website: www.annierosewelch.com

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