quarta-feira, 18 de fevereiro de 2015

*Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway* Obligation (Undergroud Kings #2) by Aurora Rose Reynolds + Excerpt @auroraroseR @RSofRomance




Obligation
Underground Kings #2
by
Aurora Rose Reynolds

Release Date: February 12th, 2015

Cover Artist: Melissa Gil

Photographer: Scott Hoover





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[ob-li-gey-shuh n]
An obligation is a course of action that someone is required to take, whether legal or moral.

Myla was sent to a family her father and mother had chosen for her when they knew their time on earth was almost up.

Kai has been watching Myla from afar since he took over the family business from his father and inherited the responsibility of keeping her safe.

When word gets back to Kai that Myla is in danger he immediately jumps into action and does the only thing that can be done at the time by marrying her.

To Kai, Myla is an unwanted obligation, something that has to be done in order to protect the family business. And to Myla, Kai is another man who she believes will let her down. Neither Myla nor Kai would have thought that something that started off as a farce would become the most important thing either of them could've ever done.






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I feel the sun on my closed eyelids and something sharp poking me in the face. Moving my hand, trying to get away from the pain, I whimper when it scrapes against my cheek. I lift my head and run my fingers along the side of my face, feeling wetness. Opening my eyes to see a light smear of blood on my fingers. I flip my hand over, and then I see the gaudy ring that is now taking up residence on my ring finger.

"Great," I whisper, closing my eyes and laying my head down again.

I prayed earlier, before I went to sleep, that when I woke up, the ring I'm wearing now and the man who put it there would be nothing but a bad dream. No such luck. I roll over and take a shaky breath, wanting to close my eyes for a few more seconds, wishing I could just sleep until everything was back to normal.







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WOW

Once again, Aurora Rose Reynolds gave us an amazing story with great characters and another Alpha male to swoon for.

Kai and Myla knew each other from when they were just kids. A life that Myla lost when her parents died and she went to live with another family. Kai watched over Myla his whole life and now he married her so he can protect her.
Their marriage is supposed to be only temporary, but will they be able to resist the attraction they feel for each other?

This is an awesome book with a fantastic story, that keeps the reader captivated and wanting to read the book nonstop. There is a lot of action and hot scenes, but the best are the scenes where we can see the amazing chemistry between Kai and Myla.

Kai is amazing. He does everything he can to protect Myla. He is the ultimate alpha male: strong, protective, fierce, possessive but also very kind.
Myla has been through a lot and now she is married to a man she doesn't know but is attracted to. She is afraid of getting hurt again but she realizes that Kai is capable of tearing her defenses down and keep her heart safe.

Aurora Rose Reynolds writting is marvelous and she is able to make the reader feel what her characters are feeling. And she gave us another Alpha male that we will always love!

Can't wait to read the next book in the Underground Kings series!








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Assumption
Underground Kings #1





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as·sump·tion:
a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof

They say when you assume that you make an ass out of you and me. Kenton Mayson learned this lesson firsthand when he made assumptions about Autumn Freeman and the kind of woman she is based on what little information he had. What he finds out is she's not only beautiful, but also smart, funny, a fighter, and exactly the kind of woman he wants to share his life with. Autumn made assumptions of her own about Kenton, and now he needs to prove her wrong in order to protect her and their future.




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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who's husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it's beauty.



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*Blog Tour + Excerpt + #Giveaway* Floored (Frenched #3) by Melanie Harlow @MelanieHarlow2 @TrulySchmexyPR @schmexygrlbooks




Floored
Frenched #3
by
Melanie Harlow

Release Date: February 5, 2015

Genre: NA, Contemporary Romance, Humor





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Erin Upton is too embarrassed to tell the cops what she was really doing while her townhouse was burglarized, especially since the first officer on the scene is former nuisance next door Charlie Dwyer. Where's the justice in the world when a neighborhood know-it-all grows up to be six-foot-three inches of solid muscle with gorgeous green eyes and a slow, sexy please-arrest-me-now-officer smile? It's bad enough she’s wearing her robe and slippers — did he have to notice her fuzzy hand cuffs on the bathroom sink?

He's arrogant as he ever was, which is fine by her — she's too busy with her dance studio's grand opening to make time for a man. But they keep crossing paths, and when Charlie offers to help her put in new flooring at the studio one night, things go from hammering nails to hammering each other in a hurry. And about those hand cuffs...

They agree it's a one-time thing. But when that becomes a two-time thing, then a three-time thing, Erin starts to wonder if maybe she and Charlie could be a life-time thing. Her best friends Mia and Coco found love in unexpected places. Is it finally her turn?




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"Wait a minute." I shoved Charlie in the chest, and even though it was like a ladybug trying to budge a giant sequoia, he was gentlemanly enough to take a step back. "No."

His eyebrows raised. "No?"

I hopped off the island. "No. You said last night we were just going to be friends." I struggled to breathe — it was like he'd knocked the wind out of me.

"We are friends."

"Then what is this?" I gestured to the clothing on my kitchen floor.

"You don't want this?"

"I didn't say that."

A pause. And since he wasn't that much of a gentleman, I knew what I had to do.

I took off running.

He chased me through the dining room and front room to the bottom of the staircase, where he finally snared me with an arm around my waist. I did my best to try to scramble up the steps, but it was like spinning tires in the snow. Charlie easily overpowered me, subduing me with his strength, his will, his size. He spun me around to face him and set me down on the stairs, looming over me, one hand braced on a step above my head. I'd left one little light on in the front hall, a wall sconce that burned low, leaving half his face in shadow.

I glared up at him, breathing hard. Then I grabbed his head and pulled his lips to mine, thrusting my tongue into his mouth. My heart thumped with alternating beats of anger and arousal. How dare he show up like this? How dare he tell me he couldn't stop thinking about me? How dare he chase me and throw me down like I was his plaything?

Confession: I loved it. Loved the antagonism between us, the hunt, the capture, the game. Loved that the spark between us hadn't died. In a twisted way, I even loved the contention in my own head, my conscience arguing with my id.

This is wrong.

Please. Can you not?

You need to stop.

No fucking way. This is happening.

Tell him to leave.

I can't talk right now.

Tell him you don't want this. You're not like this.

But I do. I am.

He's using you.

Fuck off. We're using each other.

This isn't one of your fantasies, Erin. It's real.

That's why it's so good.

But someone will get hurt. It's inevitable.

I let go of his head and opened my mouth, words of defiance on my tongue. He placed a hand on my breast, squeezing it hard, claiming it, daring me to refuse him. It felt so good, I hesitated. Closed my eyes. Arched my back.

He put his finger over my lips, and I understood without being told, without even looking at him, what he was saying. Don't speak. Just let me.

Oh God, I wanted to let him. I wanted to let myself. There were so many reasons to put a stop to this, and only one reason to keep going.

But it was a really, really good reason.





Frenched
Frenched #1
by
Melanie Harlow

Genre: NA, Contemporary Romance, Humor





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When Tucker Branch, playboy heir to Branch Bolt and Screw, screws and bolts a week before their wedding, Mia Devine wants nothing more than to crawl under her newly monogrammed sheets and plan a funeral for her dignity. But her friends convince her that bitter tastes better when it's drowned in Bordeaux, so Mia grits her teeth and packs her bags, determined to make the best of her luxurious Paris honeymoon — alone.

She never planned on meeting Lucas Fournier.

The easygoing bartender's scruffy good looks and less-than-sympathetic ear annoy her at first, but when she takes him up on his offer to show her around the city, she discovers that the romance of Paris isn't just a myth.

Nor is the simultaneous O.

The last thing Mia needs is another doomed love affair, but since she only has a week, she figures she might as well enjoy la vie en O with Lucas while she can. But each day — and night — with Lucas is better than the last, and suddenly her heart is telling her this is more than a rebound fling.

Is it just the seduction of Paris... or could this be the real thing?




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Yanked
Frenched #1.5
by
Melanie Harlow

Genre: NA, Contemporary Romance, Humor





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Mia Devine fell hard for Lucas Fournier after their magical week in Paris. But eight months later, the free-spirited half-French musician still hasn't made any promises about their future. And as magnifique as long-distance phone sex is, nothing compares to the real thing.

Fed up with stolen weekends and lonely nights, Mia flies to New York armed with a list of reasons why they should take the next step, but an unexpected guest in Lucas's apartment derails her plans. He's been keeping secrets - worse, he claims he's happy with the way things are.

Without the magic of Paris, can their mismatched love survive?




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Forked
Frenched #2
by
Melanie Harlow

Genre: NA, Contemporary Romance, Humor





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Twenty-eight year old Coco Thomas knows the recipe for disaster:

1) Agree to plan last-minute engagement blowout for spoiled Mafia princess before you realize her choice of caterer is Nick Lupo, a despicably gorgeous young chef with a hot new restaurant in town, a reality TV show victory, and a romantic past with you — one that did not end well.

2) Strike a deal with Nick in which you agree to spend a weekend with him in exchange for his services, under the strict conditions there will be no talking about the past, no second chances, and definitely no sex.

3) Violate all three conditions within 24 hours and spend two glorious days remembering what made you fall for the sexy, egotistical bastard in the first place, and why it hurt so much when he broke your heart.

Add one road trip, plenty of good scotch, and endless spoonfuls of chocolate cake batter drizzled over your body and licked off inch by oh-my-God-yes-right-there inch, then just admit it.

You're totally FORKED.




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Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. She lifts her glass to readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI.



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*Excerpt Reveal + Book Trailer* The 27 Club by Kim Karr @authorkimkarr @RSofRomance





THE 27 CLUB
Kim Karr
New American Library
Coffee Beans Part II


Time to get down to business.

I stomp out of the bedroom and down the stairs. The TV is on and I can hear the weatherman announcing the same info the driver relayed to me. "Tropical Storm Angela seemingly having stalled out once it passed over Cuba is picking up wind speed as it makes its way toward the Florida Keys."

The rain is still beating down, but there are no calls for evacuations so I can only assume I am fine staying here.

Determined to get this conversation over with, I'm stopped dead in my own tracks. Nate is standing in front of a built-in coffee maker, waving his hand frantically up and down cursing under his breath, "Motherfucking piece of shit."

"What happened? Did the Miele not do what you told her to do?"

He turns.

I feel like I'm watching him in slow motion.

Without warning, the air crackles.

He's momentarily taken aback, but then a look of amusement crosses his face. "Zoey Flowers, you are..."

Words pop into my head — sexy, beautiful, hot as hell, fuckable.

Where did those come from?

That grin lingers on his mouth. "Your brother's sister, without a fucking doubt."

Tears prick my eyes. Not the words I hoped to hear, but so much more meaningful.

His face contorts, the glow of amusement gone from his eyes, shadowed by something darker. He sets two cups of coffee on the counter that separates us. "Hey, I'm really not good at this stuff. I didn't mean to make you cry."

I swipe the drops away. "No, really, it's okay. I just miss him. That's all."

Nate's hands grip the counter and his head falls. "Yeah, me too."

Silence sweeps the vastness of the space, but strangely it's not uncomfortable.

His gaze lifts. "Zoey, it's nice to finally meet you."

I can't help but be charmed. "It's nice to finally meet you too, Nate."

He clears his throat and a bit of shyness seems to cross his face.

I fear I might be staring, so I avert my gaze to look down at the counter and it lands on the two cups. "Are those lattés?"

His head lifts at the same time mine does. The connection is immediate — a jolt of electricity travels between us and I swear I see a little smile — not a smirk, but an actual smile on his face.

The most adorable boyish grin.

My belly flutters and I can't help but return the smile, feeling a little shy myself.

"Yeah, well that's what they're supposed to be. I didn't know what you drank, but thought I'd try these."

I move closer, close enough that my hipbones nudge the edge of the counter. "Lucky for you, I'll drink anything made with coffee beans."

Then it hits me, that his hair is the color of the finest imported coffee beans.

"Yeah, lucky for me," he repeats.

Taking a seat on one of the barstools, I blow on the top of the latté. The froth is not exactly froth-like, more like big soap bubbles or maybe clumps of soured whipped cream.

"You're a schoolteacher, right?" he asks.

"Something like that," I say. "I'm employed by the University of Rochester. You're a landlord, right?"

His lips tip up a fraction. "Something like that."

I laugh. "Just kidding. I know all about you — big successful CEO of an up-and-coming development company, who buys unprofitable businesses, turns them around, and then sells them. Zach said you are very business savvy."

This is true, but what I fail to mention is Zach told me so much more about him.

He raises one brow in the sexiest way. "You're going to make me blush if you keep talking like that. But it sounds to me like you're leaving some crucial things out. I'm sure your brother must have given you some dirt on me."

How does he know Zach told me all about his inability to commit, his obsession with work, and his need to always be in control? He never spoke of him in a demeaning way though. No, rather Zach seemed to idolize this man. The words integrity, hard working, and respectful always followed anything that might have been construed as negative. Zach once mentioned that he thought something must have happened that triggered Nate's extreme behavior.

He could understand that.

Honestly, so could I.

"Z never could give a compliment without making sure to put a little bite in it. My guess is he would have said something like this: "Big shot asshole of some rising development company."

I shrug. He did have my brother pegged. "Maybe it did go more like that."

He smirks, and God help me. I have to look away.

I try to tuck my emotion aside by sipping on my latté. It tastes more like water, but the coffee lover in me is distracted by the trouble that's watching me.

His eyes seem to darken as they follow the liquid into my mouth and then down my throat.

His breath seemingly goes shallow as if he's picturing my mouth on something else.

My imagination must be in overdrive. I shake it off and point to my cup. "Not bad."

He takes a sip of his and practically spits it out. "Not bad! It tastes like shit."

I can feel my lips turning upward again. I swear I haven't smiled in so long that I snap and just let the laughter roll through me — my body quaking, my hair bouncing like a lion's mane.

Nate stares flabbergasted, and I can see his body tensing.

Once I'm finally able to speak, I manage to say, "Really, it doesn't taste terrible. You just have your timing and ratios off, that's all. Steam the milk a little longer, and add more beans."

He sets his cup down and gives me a skeptical look.

"I used to work at a coffee shop when I was in college. I can show you if you like?"

Our gazes lock.

When he doesn't respond, reality crashes down around me. I can't let this become flirtatious.

I clear my throat. "Well, anyway, can we get back to why you're here in the middle of the night? You can be honest with me — have you been staying here?"

A muscle twitches along Nate's jaw, but he doesn't answer me. Instead, he picks up his cup and turns to the sink, dumps his full latté down the drain, and then walks to the back of the house in the darkness.

My head twists so my eyes can track him.

He flicks a light switch on and twists his own head.

I know he must have caught my stare, and God knows what possessed look I might have had on my face. I quickly turn back.

"Zoey, I think we need to talk."

"I know we do. And Nate, it's okay. Really. I don't mind that you've been staying here," I reassure him as I turn back around.

He opens one of the many sliding glass doors and the sound of the storm gets louder. "Come over here. I want to show you something."

Something draws me toward him.

He's a man of authority. I can tell he's used to getting his way, but I'm not usually one to submit to dominance. I've been around it enough at work — male professors are the poster children for authoritative personalities.

But still I move forward, approaching him with caution.

The sound of the waves crashing against the shore is beautiful. With the door open the smell in the air is pungent in the most delicious way, or maybe that's Nate — clean, fresh, manly.

Without realizing it, I'm standing right in front of him. I get lost in the wind, the air, the sound — and him. I tilt my head back to look at him. I'm tall, but he's almost a head taller than I am — he must be six-two. Something about his proximity makes my body feel possessed.

It's nothing like I've felt before.

He steps out the door and onto a covered deck, scrubbing his stubbled jaw. "I told you I'm shit at this kind of stuff so I'm just going to get this over with."

Relief takes over.

Here it comes.

Finally!








The 27 Club
by
Kim Karr

Release Date: February 9th 2015





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You don't know when...

You don't get to choose if...

When it's time to join... you'll know.

You might think you want to be a member — but trust me this is one club you don't want to join. It's not a place where people go to live out their deepest, darkest sexual desires — there are no handcuffs or blindfolds.

The 27 Club only admits those who die young and tragically. My brother was recently bestowed membership and joined many of our ancestors before him. I know I'm next. This is my destiny, and I was ready to yield.

But then I met Nate. He awakened a sensuality in me that had never been explored, never satisfied. I knew then I could no longer accept my destiny. Nate's presence controls me. I'm overwhelmed by his touch, his words; my every thought is consumed by desire. I believe he was brought into my life for a reason.

Nate doesn't believe in destiny.

But I do.

And if there's a way to cheat it — I must.




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I live in Florida with my husband and four kids. I've always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, I wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. I went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise my family. I currently work part-time with my husband and full-time embracing one of my biggest passions — writing.



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