sábado, 7 de fevereiro de 2015

*Blog Tour + Excerpt* Inevitable (A Kingpin Love Affair #2) by J.L. Beck @AuthorJLBeck @PRThehype





Inevitable
A Kingpin Love Affair #2
by
J.L. Beck

Release Date: February 2nd 2015







A love story that can only end in tragedy...

She was never part of the plan.
She was never to become anything.
She was simply a payment, and once the debt was settled, she would be nothing to me.

She thought her life had changed in a blink of an eye the moment she came home to see her father strapped to a chair, a gun being held to his head. It was my life that changed that day, not hers.

The blood of my enemy ran through her veins, and no matter how much she wanted to save me, she never would have. I am a monster. I can't be saved. I would consume the world in a blaze of fire before my need for vengeance was ever fulfilled.

They say the truth will set you free...

I thought she had betrayed me in ways I never expected, but in the end, it was I who had committed the ultimate betrayal.

Doubts ruin, truths hurt, and just one lie can destroy an entire army. If being the king has taught me anything, it's that everyone desires the truth, but no one wants to be honest.

The monster inside of me has been set free, and I will stop at nothing to destroy my enemies.

I am a living, breathing, killing machine... This war has just begun.













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*** Excerpt ***


Clutching my head in my hands, I bend over. I'm angry with myself for feeling as if I'm not strong enough to handle this. It's more than just a war with John; it's a war with myself to be the man I need to be, the man my mom wanted me to be.

Without thinking, I kick the coffee table in front of me as my anger and frustrations boil over. I can't do this; I was never taught how to deal with this shit. When you live a life like mine, you know nothing but strength, power, privilege, and entitlement. You grow up believing you're better than everyone else and can do whatever the hell you want. I have lived my life believing I'm invincible, so imagine my shock when weakness and vulnerability smacked me in the face. I never considered the possibility that I, the feared and powerful leader of the King empire, could fall to my knees, no longer untouchable.

And yet, here I am... broken and alone with no fucking clue about what to do next.

With all my strength, I haul my ass off the sofa, my mind blazing with things I can't control. Did loving her make me weak, or am I bringing myself down? Do I only have myself to blame for my downfall?

"You're what you make of yourself, Alzerro." I suddenly hear my mother's soft, comforting voice. I'm taken back to when I was a toddler and would snuggle in her lap while she shared bits of wisdom and ran her fingers through my hair. I always felt so loved and safe in her arms. Looking back, I think she somehow knew she wouldn't be here when I grew up, so she made sure she gave me those cherished moments and memories to always hold on to for comfort and guidance.

I can't do this, Mom... I can't fucking do this... My chest is heaving, and as I whip open the back door to run, I realize I have nowhere to go. I am a little boy again, trapped and afraid.

"You're stronger than this, Figlio. You can do what needs to be done. I believe in you." Her voice is merely a whisper in my mind, but it rattles my heart so much that I feel as if I'll pass out. Instead, I walk outside and sink to my knees in the backyard, welcoming the darkness as it encompasses me.

"Come on, Alzerro, we must be going now, and we don't have time for you to change," my mother yelled up the stairs. She was always telling me what to do, what to wear, and how to act. My mom checked my appearance every time we left the house. Sometimes I wore the wrong shoes, chose the wrong tie, or had wrinkles in my clothes. No matter how small the imperfection, I had to keep trying until I met her high standards. She wanted me to be perfect, but I never understood why.

"Mom, I don't want to go," I complained. Whining never did me any good, so I had no idea why I was acting like a brat.

Looking me straight in the eyes, she smiled. My mom was breathtaking and beautiful in her own way.

"We all do lots of things we don't want to do, Alzerro. That is the lesson in life: sometimes things are hard, and it's impossible to see the light at the end of the tunnel," she began to explain. My mom bent down to adjust my tie, like I knew she would, before continuing, "but once you reach the end of the tunnel, you can look back and say, 'That wasn't so hard now, was it?'"

I pondered what she said for a moment before asking, "Have you ever had to do something like that?"

Her head tipped to the side as she examined her work, and for a second I thought she wouldn't answer me. Then she crouched down to my eye level and stared at me for a moment.

"We all have to do things we don't want to. I have done my fair share of things I never wanted to do, as have many of the people around you. There will come a time in your own life when you have to make choices and do things you don't want to. When the chance arises, grab it and hold on. If you do what you think is right to the best of your abilities, I promise that you will come out a new, better person in the end..."


The memory spirals out before I can finish my thought. I come to my senses and feel the plush grass beneath my hands. Tears streak down my face, and as I wipe them away, more appear. I take deep breaths, trying to steady my rapidly beating heart.

There is no other way around all of this. I know that in the end, I won't have to make a choice for it has already been made. My choice is a life with Bree; I choose love.










Indebted
A Kingpin Love Affair #1






Currently FREE

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J.L. Beck is the Best Selling Author of the Bittersweet Series, and Indebted (A Kingpin Love Affair Vol:1). She lives in Elroy, WI with her husband Brandon, and daughter Bella.

Since the moment she could reach the shelves on the book shelf shes been reading, thus influencing her to write. Her favorite books are those that leave an imprint on your soul. You know the ones, that have you putting everything off because you have to find out what happens next.

When she's not writing or reading you can find her picking up after her three year old daughter, or explaining to her husband why its unsafe to do something any other way, than the way your wife told you too.

Shes a huge fan of all things drama, with shows like The Vampire Diaries, and Arrow being some of her favorites. She's addicted to all things social media, caffeine, and Starbucks.

Stalk me, you know you want to.



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*Release Day* Tight by Alessandra Torre @ReadAlessandra



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Tight
by
Alessandra Torre

Release Date: February 7th 2015

Genre: Standalone Erotic Romance

Cover Design: Judi Perkins

Photography Credit: Maksim Gorbunov





*** Synopsis ***


I was happy in my small town. In my life as a single, thirty-two year old woman. I had a good job, wonderful friends, my independence.

I also hadn't got laid in three years. Hadn't been on a date in two. Had stopped counting calories and wearing makeup... a while ago.

Then Brett Jacobs waltzed in. Caressed my thigh, dug rough fingers into my hair, lowered his soft mouth to my skin, took sexual control of my mind and stirred it all around with what he packed in his pants. He flipped my quiet life upside down and crawled into a place in my heart I thought was dead.

The issues?

His secret.

Her.

The fact that I don't even know she exists, and he thinks she's dead.

Everything is about to hit the fan and I can't hold on to him tight enough.




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A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre has written seven novels, four of which became #1 Erotic Bestsellers.

Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, became a breakout hit, rising to the top of the charts on Kindle and Amazon where it attracted the interest of major publishing houses and garnered Torre her first print deal with Harlequin HQN. Less than twelve months later, Torre signed a second print deal, this time with Redhook (Hachette) for her erotic thriller The Girl in 6E.

From her home near the warm waters of the Emerald Coast in Florida, she devotes several hours each day to various writing projects and interacting with her fans on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Happily married and with one son, she loves watching SEC football games, horseback riding, reading and watching movies.

Torre has four books slated for release in 2015. To stay informed, consider subscribing to her popular monthly newsletter!



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*Cover Reveal + #Giveaway* Broken (Broken Trilogy #1) by J.L. Drake @jodildrake_j @MommysBookup



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Broken
Broken Trilogy #1
by
J.L. Drake

Anticipated Release Date: March 3, 2015

Genre: Romance/Suspense

Publisher: Limitless Publishing





*** Synopsis ***


My name is Savannah Miller.

My father is the mayor of New York. One day after my twenty-seventh birthday I was grabbed from behind. A cloth sack was quickly pulled over my head, and I was taken from everything I'd ever known.

I was beaten, starved, treated like an animal, and forced to live in a room with no windows. With no sense of time and no dignity left I finally gave up hope and made a promise to myself to end it all.

Unfortunately, it was going to be a slow process.

Then one night an elite group of US Army soldiers came to my rescue. I was brought to a safe house and given two options:

One - Stay under their protection and follow their rules or...

Two - Leave and be guaranteed to be returned to the savages within a week.

I chose option one.

As I work with a therapist and begin processing my hellish ordeal things slowly begin to surface. With the help of new friends and a potential new love I fight to get my life back and make choices that will forever alter my future.

This is my story...











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J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she lives with her husband and two children.

She's a huge book lover but never thought of writing until roughly a year and half ago. Now she loves it and has six books in the works.
What Lurks in the Dark is her first novel released in June 2014.



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´*Cover Reveal + Teasers* The Critic by Joanne Schwehm @JSchwehmBooks @CLPromotionsKY




The Critic
by
Joanne Schwehm

Genre: Contemporary

Cover Design: Sommer Stein - Perfect Pear Creative Covers

Model Credit: Erik Fellows

Photography Credit: Otilia Villar Baker (About Time Photography)

Release Date: March 4, 2015





*** Synopsis ***


WORDS Convey a message

Andrea Jordan dreams of acting on Broadway, and she is at the cusp of achieving success. All her sacrifices start to pay off when she lands a role that will catapult her to stardom.


CAN Express our thoughts

Award-winning theater critic Bentley Chambers possesses the power to make or break a career. Theatergoers consider his reviews to be gospel, and actors cringe at the thought of him in the audience. His words possess power.


HURT A heart's not made of stone

More than one actor has been sent packing after Bentley's bad reviews, and Andrea could be next. She won't stand by and let him shatter her dreams, but she never thought giving him a piece of her mind would also mean giving him a piece of her heart.

Will Andrea discover on her own the passion Bentley claims she lacks, or will he be the one to draw it out of her?

Words... choose them wisely.




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Family and friends are the most important things to Joanne. She enjoys meeting new people, traveling, reading, relaxing on a beach and shopping. She has an addiction to Coffee and Diet Coke; you may want to stand clear if she hasn't had her daily intake!

Writing has been something that has been private and not shared until the day she decided to publish Unexpected Chance. Waking up one morning to the voices of Alex Logan and Aubrey Ryan changed everything!!

She is an avid sports fan especially when it comes to the New York Yankees & Dallas Cowboys. She also enjoys playing and watching golf.

She firmly believes when that unexpected chance comes, take it. Don't let it pass you by. You never know what you could be missing.



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*Book Blitz + Excerpt + #Giveaway* Erotic Romance Story Bundle @XpressoReads




Erotic Romance Story Bundle
by
Selena Kitt, Sommer Marsden,
Kiki Howell, Alison Tyler,
and Skye Warren

Available from Feb 4-26 only!





*** Synopsis ***


In the Erotic Romance Story Bundle, you get hot romance novels from bestselling and award-winning authors — and you name the price.

Curator's Message by Kiki Howell: I'm a fan of each and every author who graciously agreed to be included in this Erotic Romance Story Bundle, and so I will admit to being a bit star-struck to have my stories published beside theirs. As you will read, I met each one through a series of intertwining, very fortunate events.

I've had the privilege to work with New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author, Selena Kitt, since the beginning of my writing career. After first being published by her company, Excessica, I then began working for her in various aspects of the publishing industry. I consider myself very lucky to have learned so much from a writer as prolific as Selena, one of the best guilty pleasure authors out there with over a million books sold!

Through working for Selena, I had the blessing of meeting, Sommer Marsden. Over time, and little "water-cooler" chats via emails if you will, we've found ourselves alike in a multitude of ways. I now have the honor of calling her a good friend even though we've never met in person. Referred to as "unapologetic" by another author in this bundle, I couldn't agree more with that description of her writing. Her stories are both profound and witty, sexy and fun with a myriad of characters from a to z, adventurous women to zombies, and back again.

Thanks to one of Sommer's social media posts, I signed up to review one of Alison Tyler's books, and I've been hooked by her writing ever since. A prolific writer of several stories and talented editor of many kinky anthologies, her works offer passion and heart along with vital doses of all things sexy. Just following her blog, appropriately titled, Trollop with a Laptop, is exquisite fun, a true indulgence.

It was also through Selena that I was recently introduced to New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author, Skye Warren. And, though I'm just getting started into her dark romantic fiction, I can't wait to indulge in more of her stories. Her work described with such words as "perversely tender" and "haunting and beautiful" I couldn't agree more. I've found her stories to be both complex and raw, emotional and enticing.

I'm pleased with the wide array of genres represented by these authors and their stories in this bundle. While all erotic romance, you will be further tempted with subgenres like: contemporary and historical, paranormal/pagan and fairy tales, bondage and femdom, to name a few. Enjoy!



EROTIC ROMANCE STORYBUNDLE INCLUDES:
MAIN BOOKS

Temptation by Selena Kitt
The innocent 1950s - a perfect backdrop for this "new adult" historical romance saga. What happens when you fall in love with your best friend's father?

Angry Sex by Sommer Marsden
When life turns stressful a girl needs release. Someone to help her work her issues out. Someone hot. Angry Sex... like therapy... but naked.

Torn Asunder by Kiki Howell
Fraught with scenes of explicit intimacy, romantic spells and mystical shapeshifting, Torn Asunder is a unique blending of the age of manners with sexual magic.

The ESP Affair by Alison Tyler
A dream lover fulfills Connie's erotic desires in The ESP Affair. Confronted with proof of her infidelity, she embarks on a psychic journey.

On the Way Home by Skye Warren
Explore the dark side with this suspenseful new adult romance... It's a simple trade — the passenger in seat 34B for my sister. But the sexy soldier is more than I can handle in all the best ways.


BONUS BOOKS

Modern Wicked Fairy Tales by Selena Kitt (The Complete Collection)
Do you love fairy tales? Then don't miss these happily ever afters! Get ALL EIGHT modern retellings of fairy tale classics - Alice, Beauty, Briar Rose, Goldilocks, Gretel, Rapunzel, Red, and Wendy

Bittersweet by Sommer Marsden (Novella)
Deacon James is more sinful than the candy he sells. Testing Rayka's every limit. Mentally, creatively, emotionally and yes - sexually.

Rituals by Kiki Howell (Novella)
When a Wiccan ritual opens her eyes to an old friend, Maddie's first week with Ryan is a blur of knots and ropes until Maddie's controlling ex-husband returns hell-bent on taking her back.

Alison on Top by Alison Tyler (Anthology) - Super hot, incredibly sexy and wonderfully delicious," Alison on Top fulfills your craving for smart femdom fiction with a romantic twist.


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*** Excerpt ***


Modern Wicked Fairy Tales
by
Selena Kitt


"You threaten to drown us all." He chuckled, replacing his tongue with his thumb as he stood between her thighs. His face was covered with her slick wetness. She whimpered as he continued to rub her throbbing clit, eliciting shuddering aftershocks for his cock's delight. The head of it was pressed against her hole, poised at the entrance, aimed and ready, but waiting.

"Do you want me to fuck you, Alice?"

She looked at him through a blurry haze of lust, her body singing with it like a tuning fork. She couldn't tell him no. Even if she'd wanted to - and she decidedly did not - the word "no" wouldn't come from her throat.

She groaned and gave in to it. "Yes. Oh yes, please."

"What do you want?" he asked again. Snapping his fingers, something appeared, another string or thread, and there was a silver thing attached to it. Alice watched as he slipped something over the nub of her hard, pink nipple.

She squealed when she felt it tighten.

"What do you want?" He snapped his fingers again and this time she knew what would appear, where it would go, how she would writhe and moan and grit her teeth.

"I want you to fuck me," she whispered, eyes half-closed, feeling the throbbing promise of his cock between her thighs.





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