quarta-feira, 11 de março de 2015

*Book Tour + Excerpt + #Giveaway* Rock Hard (Rock Kiss #2) by Nalini Singh‏ @NaliniSingh @RSofRomance




Meet Gabriel (sexy rugby player turned CEO) & Charlotte
in this fantastic addition to the Rock Kiss series!


Rock Hard
Rock Kiss #2
by
Nalini Singh‏

Release Date: March 10th, 2015





*** Synopsis ***


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 may be equal parts business and bedroom.

If Charlotte intends to survive this battle of wits and hearts, the mouse will have to learn to wrangle the T-Rex. Game on.






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Charlotte arrived at work at seven thirty the next morning to find Gabriel Bishop's office door open, but no carnivorous predator inside. A fresh suit was hanging on the back of his door, however, which meant he'd been in already.

Deciding to catch up on e-mails that had come in overnight from international suppliers as well as stores involved in a stock take, she was typing a reply when a sweaty Gabriel arrived fifteen minutes later. He was dressed in black running shorts and a faded University of Auckland T-shirt that was currently sticking to his body.

She'd known he was in shape, but now she realized none of it was an illusion created by his well-cut suits. Okay, she'd already known that, but seeing his muscled body in the flesh was a whole different ball game. He was built like a tank, hard and powerful.

Each of his thighs was thicker than both of hers put together, his biceps toned, his shoulders appearing even wider than usual. Everything about him was big. Civilized clothing didn't make him look better, she realized — it toned down his intense masculinity. Out of his suits, with the ink on the upper part of his left arm exposed, as well as that on his opposing thigh and...

Her skin hot and lower body clenching, she just nodded in response to his "Good morning."

Disappearing into his office, he returned with his suit pants and a fresh shirt slung over his arm, along with a sports bag. "Push the meeting with Sales to nine, will you, Ms. Baird? I need to talk to HR about something before then."

"Yes, sir," Charlotte said almost soundlessly, but he was already gone, heading toward the employee shower one floor down.

The thigh tattoo went all the way around, the design intricate.

Heart rate a rapid stutter, Charlotte got up after he disappeared and decided to go grab him a coffee. He’d bought her one yesterday after all. She was just being nice. "Oh, shut up, Charlotte," she muttered once she was in the elevator, and slumped her face into an upraised hand.

The truth was she was running away. Only for a few minutes, but that's what this was: strategic retreat. Gabriel Bishop was overwhelming. Once, before she'd ever met him and under the influence of cocktails, she'd told Molly she wanted to rip off his shirt and sink her teeth into his pecs.

That desire hadn't waned even now that she knew he was a T-Rex. Of course, the desire was all strictly in her imagination. The idea of actually handling him in real life? So impossible as to be laughable. Charlie-mouse was not about to play with a predator who could eat her alive and not even notice the bones. The good news was that she could admire him in relative safety — there was no chance in hell he'd ever notice her as a woman.

Getting the coffee from a nearby café, she took it back upstairs. He was in his office when she entered, the striped dark gray of his tie hanging around his neck and his damp hair roughly combed. The scent of clean, fresh soap over warm skin permeated the office. Shooting her a smile that turned him from gorgeous to flat-out devastating, he flipped up the collar of his white shirt to get the tie in place. "Thank you, Ms. Baird."

Nodding, Charlotte escaped, though she really wanted to stay. She'd never realized how erotic it was to watch a man dress until this precise moment. And she shouldn't be having these thoughts about her boss — especially since she couldn’t keep from quivering like a rabbit in his presence. Sometimes she just annoyed herself.

"Get to work," she muttered and knuckled down.

Gabriel was fine for the first hour, but then he began barking orders even a six-armed woman with a split personality would have had trouble handling.

Finally, pushed to the edge, Charlotte snapped. "I'm going as fast as I can!" she yelled when he asked her for something a minute after he'd asked her to complete another task.

He scowled and held out a file. "This is a priority."

Grabbing it from his hand, she said, "Fine," and slapped it down on her desk.

It was over an hour later that he disappeared for ten minutes. When he returned, it was to put a small bakery box on her desk. "I think you need something to sweeten your mood today, Ms. Baird."

What she needed was for the T-Rex who was her boss to stop snarling and growling, she thought as he returned to his office. Not opening the box until her curiosity had almost killed her, she found it held a slice of decadent chocolate cake with a white-chocolate ganache topped with curls of both white and milk chocolate. "I cannot be bribed with cake," she muttered, eating a bite nonetheless.

Full two-chapter excerpt available on Nalini's Website:
http://nalinisingh.com/rockhard.php








The Rock Kiss Series


Rock Addiction
Rock Kiss #1





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Rock Courtship
Rock Kiss #1.5





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Rock Hard
Rock Kiss #2





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NEW YORK TIMES AND USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series Nalini Singh usually writes about hot shapeshifters and dangerous angels. This time around, she decided to write about hot and wickedly tempting rock stars - and one sinfully sexy rugby god turned brilliant CEO. If you're seeing a theme here, you're not wrong.

Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing. If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts on her website. Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. Also, don't forget to swing by the site to check out the special behind-the-scenes page for the Rock Kiss series, complete with photos of many of the locations used in the books.



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A Veil of Glass and Rain:
Special Edition
A Touch of Cinnamon #1
by
Petra March

Release Date: January 12 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Erotic Romance

Publisher: Petra F. Bagnardi

ISBN-13: 978-1507500552





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"Delicate and resilient. Like you."

Brina and Eagan meet for the first time when she's nine and he's fourteen. They like each other from the very beginning, though their bond isn't immediate, but it grows over the years. What links them is the fact that their parents are photographers and are extremely devoted to their work and to each other; so much so that both Brina and Eagan have to learn how to take care of themselves from a very young age. Despite their differences, age, gender, nationality - Brina is Italian and Eagan is American - they find comfort in their growing friendship.

Then Brina becomes a teenager, and her feelings for her friend start changing and deepening. New desires stir within her. As soon as Brina realizes how those feelings complicate her friendship with Eagan, she runs away from him.

A few years later, Brina is twenty and Eagan is twenty-five, they find one another once again.

(Recommended for ages 18+, due to sexual content and language).




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A stolen kiss...


I was wearing a yellow sundress and clutching the handle of my guitar case. Eagan offered to carry it for me, but I shook my head, for he was already bearing the weight of his huge backpack.

A part of me was glad he hadn't been able to hear me play. The piece I had chosen was an acoustic cover of one of my favorite rock songs. The acoustic version was utterly sentimental; it expressed perfectly the way I felt about Eagan. After my performance, all my professors and fellow students admitted that they'd never heard me play with so much feeling. I wasn't certain I wanted Eagan to discover that part of my soul yet.

We embraced awkwardly. I noticed that his eyes were red and tired. I also remarked that he was tanned and that he smelled good, as always. Of course, I didn't reveal my sentiments.

It was a bright summer day. We went to a park, we sat, we didn't talk much. After a while, Eagan lay back and fell asleep.

I watched him rest for a few moments, then I reclined alongside him. I placed my body very close to his, so that I could feel his heat through the thin cotton of my dress. His handsome face was turned toward me and his lips were slightly parted. Flecks of gold dotted his beard stubble and his dark blond hair.

I braced one of my hands on his arm and the other one on his muscled chest, then I leaned toward his face, keeping my eyes open. I let my mouth linger over his and breathed his breath then, finally, I whispered a kiss across the side of his mouth, then I licked his upper lip. I waited. He didn't stir. So I closed my eyes and brushed his lips with mine once more. I became greedy. My tongue pressed between his parted lips and stroked his tongue once, twice and then again until I moaned and an unbearable ache surged between my legs.

My fingers gripped his sweaty T-shirt. I kept kissing Eagan until he groaned softly in his sleep.

"I love you," I murmured against his lips.

I moved away from him. I forced myself to stand, I grabbed my guitar case and I left.

On the bus, I kept licking my lips; I tasted him, the salt of his sweat, and a hint of cinnamon.





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Petra March (aka Petra F. Bagnardi) studied Screenwriting and History of American Cinema at UCLA and NYU. Presently, Petra keeps traveling and dreaming through her novels. Her characters are deeply in love with Europe and the USA, just like Petra is.



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*Cover Reveal* Coda (Songs of Submission #9) by C.D. Reiss @CDReisswriter @RSofRomance



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Coda
Songs of Submission #9
by
C.D. Reiss

Release Date: March 18th





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Did you want a pat little ending about Jonathan and I riding off into the sunset? Did you want flowers and stars? Man, I wish it was all soft filters and violins. I wish we could fight about who cleaned the bathroom or who was cooking dinner. But I knew I was never destined for simple contentment.

I almost committed murder for him. I almost tore us apart to save him. How do you get back on the horse after that? Because, I promise you, nothing is the same. Nothing.

I've earned our happily ever after. Now I have to survive it.






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This bundle contains books 1-8 of the USA Today Bestselling Submission Series, and totals 1300 pages of intense, steamy romance that will leave you breathless.

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Jonathan Drazen.
Gorgeous. Check.
Charming. Check.
Smart. Check.
Rich. Hey, I'm not gonna complain.
All the ingredients for a few nights of mind-blowing pleasure are right there. He's made it perfectly clear he can't love me, and I'm not out to fall in love either.
But I can't stay away from him. He's got this bossy way about him in bed. The word "Sir", falls from my lips, and when he tells me to get on my knees... well, my knees have a mind of their own.
I got this. I can be his slave for a few nights and walk away unscathed.
We get in. Get it on. Get the hell out. Done.

He knows the line between love and lust. It's right between my legs. Now, let's see if that line blurs for me.




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CD Reiss is a USA Today and Amazon bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn't pick up, she's at the well, hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master's degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere, but it did embed TV story structure in her head well enough for her to take a big risk on a TV series structured erotic series called Songs of Submission. It's about a kinky billionaire hung up on his ex-wife, an ingenue singer with a wisecracking mouth; art, music and sin in the city of Los Angeles.

Critics have dubbed the books "poetic", "literary", and "hauntingly atmospheric", which is flattering enough for her to put it in a bio, but embarrassing enough for her not to tell her husband, or he might think she's some sort of braggart who's too good to give the toilets a once-over every couple of weeks or chop a cord of wood.

If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.



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*Cover Reveal + Excerpt + #Giveaway* Never Too Late (Willow Creek #2) by Micalea Smeltzer @msmeltzer9793 @givemebooksblog




Never Too Late
Willow Creek #2
by
Micalea Smeltzer

Release Date: April 21, 2015

Cover Design: Regina Wamba (Mae I Design)





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I'd never met anyone quite like Mathias Wade.

He was brooding and arrogant, but I loved him anyway.

Together we were wild and uncontained — a hurricane raging.

Then I had to leave, and words were exchanged that could never be undone.

But now I was back, and Mathias better watch out, because this bitch wasn't finished with him.

Game. Set. Match.

All is fair in love and war, right?


Mathias Wade, the lead singer of Willow Creek, is used to getting everything he wants. Except for Remy Parker — the one that got away. Childhood friends that grew into more, Remy was the one constant in his life until she moved away. In anger, he lashed out and broke the only girl he ever loved. With temptation around every corner Mathias drowns his sorrow in women and alcohol. When the band returns to their hometown for the holidays the last thing Mathias expects is to run into Remy — but she's back, and she's not done with him.

Remy never forgot Mathias or the pain he caused her. When she moves back to the place she grew up to take care of her ailing grandma her heart is set on revenge. She's determined to make Mathias fall in love with her all over again — only this time she's going to break his heart.

But Mathias never stopped loving Remy — and she soon discovers that her feelings haven't disappeared either.

Can two people too stubborn for their own good overcome their own demons and find the love they always deserved?




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I jumped up on the counter and he moved to stand in front of me, bracing his hands beside my hips. I kicked my legs against the cabinets like a little kid as he stared down at me intensely. I wasn't sure what he was looking for in my eyes, but he must have found it, because he cupped my cheek and leaned in.

"This feels like when we were younger," he whispered. "Like no time at all has passed." His words echoed my previous thoughts.

I closed my eyes, feeling his breath fan across my lips.

God, I'd missed him.

It didn't seem possible to miss someone I'd grown to hate, but I did.

I was pretty sure that when someone like Mathias came into your life they were impossible to forget.

He was like the sun, burning so bright that even once he was gone I was still blinded.

"Did you ever miss me?" I asked. "Even once?" I held my breath, waiting for him to explode — because that was Mathias. He could be nice one minute and an asshole the next. I wouldn't put it past him to kick me out for my question.

Instead he surprised me by leaning in impossibly closer and nuzzling my neck. "Always."








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Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia. She's always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.


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