quarta-feira, 6 de maio de 2015

♡ Blog Tour + #Giveaway ♡ The Australian (Crime Royalty Romance #2) by Lesley Young @LesleyYoungBks @BookPlugPromo




The Australian
Crime Royalty Romance #2
by
Lesley Young





✾ Synopsis ✾


Charlie Sykes takes everything and everyone at face value — and believes life would be a lot easier if everyone else did, too. Aussie Jace Knight, international hotelier and purported playboy, has never met anyone like the absurdly literal and obliviously beautiful American who applies for his personal assistant position. The trouble is, how do you pursue a woman whose definition of flirting comes straight out of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary? That, and he's not the only one after Charlie. Seems Mr. Knight might not be a reformed criminal after all.

Soon, Charlie's immersed in a whirlwind of international espionage that takes her from the hip streets of Sydney to the majestic Great Barrier Reef and the wild, desolate outback. A dangerous trap's being set, but how will Charlie protect herself and prevent a tragic betrayal, when she can't even sort out what her heart's telling her?










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Touring Down Under's never been more exciting!

Sizzling romance and character development and intricate plot! —Lesley Young's electrifying THE AUSTRALIAN nails the elusive triad

Readers of Lesley Young's The Frenchman compared her writing to Kresley Cole's and Samantha Young's, only faster-paced and edgier. Now, she delivers again in her brand new stand-alone book, The Australian — an unexpected, heart-thumping story about a vulnerable girl who moves Down Under to start her life fresh and falls in love with a dangerous man.

You'll root for this heroine from page one!!

Charlie Sykes takes everything and everyone at face value — and believes life would be a lot easier if everyone else did, too. Aussie Jace Knight, international hotelier and purported playboy, has never met anyone like the absurdly literal and obliviously beautiful American who applies to be his personal assistant. The trouble is, how do you pursue a woman whose definition of flirting comes straight out of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary? That, and he's not the only the one after Charlie. Seems Mr. Knight might not be a reformed criminal after all.

Soon, Charlie’s immersed in a whirlwind of international espionage that takes her from the hip streets of Sydney to the majestic Great Barrier Reef and the wild, desolate outback. A dangerous trap's being set, but how will Charlie protect herself and prevent a tragic betrayal, when she can't even sort out what her heart's telling her?

This novel's original, funny, and pulsating. It features shiver-inducing passionate sex scenes, and edge-of-your seat plot twists and turns. But most of all, you'll find yourself attached to Charlie Sykes right away, and your desire to see her succeed will tug you fast down and deep into an unforgettable story.





✿ Excerpt ✿


"Look me in the eye."

I did as he asked.

"Now ask me."

"Are you," I caught my breath, "involved in criminal activities?" I sounded very quiet. Not myself.

I felt a burn in my nose, and my eyes grew blurry. He blew air out of his nose and stepped closer, but I stepped back, needing space to stay the course.

"Don't," I said.

"Don't what?" he asked, tenderly.

I flashed on him again, surprised. His face had grown lighter, calmer... maybe as he took in my sadness. He had uncrossed his arms, and tilted his head to the side.

No. I knew what he was trying to do.

"Seduce the truth away," I answered, remembering how he had reassured me in Port Douglas with physical affection.

His mouth popped open.

"I deserve better."

He flinched, and, after a moment, glanced away.








✿ The Series ✿


The Frenchman
Crime Royalty Romance #1
by
Lesley Young





✾ Synopsis ✾


Fleur Smithers rarely veers off the straight and (excruciatingly) narrow. So moving to the seaport town of Toulon to live with her newfound biological mother — an inspector with the French National Police — for one year is a pretty major detour.

Son of France's crime royalty family and international rugby star, Louis Messette, is devoted to his sport, famille and nothing else. But the carefree American he meets one night changes everything. She sparks a desire in him like no other. Possession takes root. She will do as he commands.

Bit by bit Fleur slips into the Frenchman's realm of wanton pleasure agreeing to his one condition: that she keep their affair secret. She serves up her heart without reservation in the hub of the glittering Côte d’Azur, and the along the soulful Seine in Paris, unaware of the danger she is in. For her new lover's family business will pit her against her mother, the police woman sworn to bring down the Messettes. And by then, far more than Fleur’s heart will be on the line.

READER WARNING: This novel contains explicit sex.








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✿ The Author ✿


Lesley Young is an award-winning journalist by day and a compulsive romance novelist by night. Her most recent series — Crime Royalty Romance — features unforgettable heroines who fall in love with dangerous men while on adventures abroad. Her fast-paced novels are rich with intricate plots, sizzling romance and gripping character development. You'll root for her characters from page one!





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♡ Cover Reveal ♡ The Girl I Was Before (Falling #3) by Ginger Scott‏ @TheGingerScott @wordsmithpublic



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The Girl I Was Before
Falling #3
by
Ginger Scott‏

Release Date: June 23, 2015

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance





✾ Synopsis ✾


I'm the selfish one. I suppose that's the nicest thing people say about me. I've heard the other things, too. "Paige Owens is a pretty girl with nothing else to offer. She's just a good time at a party. She's stupid, heartless, cold and useless. All she cares about is getting a guy to look at her. Why would anyone want to be her friend?"

Some of those things are true. Others were true. They're all hurtful.

None of it matters.

I'm ready to make the hard choices. I'm ready to face the consequences. I'm ready to be the girl I was before, and I'm done being the one who lost her way.

I'm ready to become the girl Houston Orr sees when he looks at me.

Houston isn't a star athlete. He doesn't play in a band. He's never going to be president, and his life is so far away from simple and easy it isn't even funny. He wasn't part of my plan. But I'm starting to think plans are overrated, and maybe our stories are what we make them. And mine depends entirely on me, and the choices I make... starting now.

Houston is my fairytale. He's perfectly imperfect. He's poetry and life. He's truth and heartbreak, all rolled up in a tall body with dark hair, broad shoulders and green eyes that lull me into submission. He's nothing I ever thought I wanted, but the very thing I need. He's the only guy I've ever really loved, and he thinks I'm a princess. I fell into him, and now I'm holding on.

But sometimes life takes away our ability to choose. Sometimes…things aren't in your control. Sometimes, it hurts to be selfless. My only hope is that when it comes time to choose, I get it right.

Welcome to my once upon a time and wish for happily ever after.














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I'm slow with my hand, and when she sees my fingers near her cheek, her breath hitches again.

"I like you, Paige," I repeat, my voice a whisper, my lips close to her ear. I barely remember how to do this, how to do any of this, but every movement, every word with her right now feels so natural. "I don't want to. You don't want me to. But I do. And so do you. And we can keep fighting, and you can walk away from things, and you can yell at me when nothing makes sense and you don't have anyone else to blame. I'm okay with that. I'll be that guy. Even though part of me doesn't want to. That part is fucking terrified. But the rest of me..."

I step back again, my hand fully on her cheek now, her weight resting on me, her eyes closed, lips still trembling.

"The rest of me just wants to kiss you," I say, closing the inches quickly until my lips touch hers, surprise hers, claim hers and quell her fears all in one action. Her protest is short, and soon her hands find my shoulders and then my back and she pulls me into her. My hands are holding her face, and we both walk backward until her back is against my door.

I reach with one hand, frantic to find the doorknob, desperate to open the damn door. Panicked that if I break this contact she'll stop, that she'll slap me, that she'll go back to not wanting to…anything. When I get the door open, we both fall inside, but our lips never part, our grip remains tight on one another. Reaching with one hand, I close the door behind us gently, not wanting to make any sound that could possibly get us caught.

This cannot be interrupted. It's still too new, too at risk for being the only time I get to feel this. Goddamn does she taste like the most expensive drink I've ever had. Scooping her into my arms, I pull her even closer to me, until my legs hit the bed. I don't want her to think anything other than this kiss is enough. I've thought about more. Fuck, I think about more twenty-three of my twenty-four hours, dreaming when I'm sleeping, daydreaming when I'm awake. But this kiss — it's enough right now.





✿ The Author ✿


Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of eight young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, Wild Reckless and The Girl I Was Before.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger's other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She's also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard... the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).



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♡ Cover Reveal + #Giveaway ♡ Mirage by Alice Tribue @AMTribue @givemebooksblog




Mirage
by
Alice Tribue

Cover Design: Letitia Hasser at RBA Designs

Photographer: Sara Eirew Photography

Models: Michel Giroux & Catherine Coté

Release Date: Summer 2015





✾ Synopsis ✾


I'm the woman your husband thinks about while he's on top of you at night...
At least, that's how I tell the girls I hire to think.
Being an escort is no easy job, and being a madame is no easier...

I'm in the business of selling fantasies and dreams to million dollar clients, and if you think what I do is harmful to society, then think again. (If it wasn't for me, there'd be a lot more unhappy and unproductive businessmen and a lot more drug addicted prostitutes in the world)

I guard privacy and secrets with my own life, and I've never slipped up or got caught, not once.

But there's something about the man I just met, something that makes me uneasy, especially since he's interested in me...

And he's offering me a whole lot more than anyone ever has before...

I'm just not sure if this is a risk worth taking - if letting him into my life is the right thing, or if the red flags I'm currently seeing are real or another mirage...














✿ The Author ✿


Alice Tribue lives with her husband and daughter in New Jersey. She has a bachelors degree in communications and is currently working on her masters degree. She spends most of her free time reading, writing, and when the weather permits lounging out on a beach.



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♡ Cover Reveal + #Giveaway ♡ The Emancipation of Love (Monster #2) by Mary E. Palmerin @MP_writer8 @BTSPromosPR



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The Emancipation of Love
Monster #2
by
Mary E. Palmerin

Genre: Dark Erotic Romance

Release Date: June 26, 2015

Model: Stephen Hughes-Landers

Photographer: Shauna Kruse

Cover Designer: Kelsey Keeton





✾ Synopsis ✾


I am a monster. A sexual deviant. A gorger for pain. I am Worthless William Welch.

But I am hers...

Ten years since Welch has seen Gwendolyn he finds himself in Portland, the same city they were supposed to live together; just two bloody lovers against the ghastly ways of the world. But that isn't how their story would pan out and Welch troubles himself everyday with memoirs of the only one that will have his heart.

His sweet, sweet girl. Fiery Gwendolyn is gone and he is alone with nothing to occupy him except memories.

As he tries to grasp onto the recollections while simultaneously forgetting the pain he was bathed in for so long, he searches for a woman that will give him the agony he so desperately craves. You know what they say... be careful what you wish for.

As Welch pushes an unlikely woman to the brink, he is surprised at her eagerness as she gives him what he longs for. Punishment, pain, and pleasure. He becomes enveloped by the demons of his past, the torment of his current, and the ghost in his mind that he refuses to part from.

Reverted back to the dysfunctional little boy who obeys, Welch finds himself in a disastrous cycle while the edge of goodness is within reach. Will it be too late for him to find love before he breaks himself down to a point of no return?

**Graphic content warning including sexual degradation, emotional abuse, adult situations, and unconventional sexual practices that are intended for mature audiences only. Not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen. Reader discretion is highly advised.***
















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✿ The Series ✿


Gwendolyn vs. the Band of Barren Hearts
Monster #1





✾ Synopsis ✾


Monsters. They don't hide in your nightmares. They steal you away from the good life and prevent you from living your dreams.

That's where 17-year-old Gwendolyn Fitzpatrick found herself; surrounded by wicked fiends after everything she thought she had was gone in the blink of an eye. She was shuffled away with one bag of memories miles away to a pair of foster parents that hardly had her best interests at hand. Forced to obey and listen to her caregiver's commands, Gwendolyn buries her old self and focuses on the pain to become one of them.

A monster herself to seek vengeance.

While yearning for her teeming point to come, Gwendolyn starts to connect with another 17-year-old foster boy living with her who calls himself Welch. Just when Gwendolyn starts to feel faith splice its way through the venom of pain, the connection she has with Welch is put in jeopardy as the harshness gets worse with each passing day.

Will the two tattered spirits make it out alive?



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✿ The Author ✿


Mary E. Palmerin is 27 years old and resides in Indiana. She is married, has two small boys and usually has her nose in a good book when she isn't writing. She has been writing since she was a young girl, scribbling fairy tales down on notebook paper, creating poetry through her teen years, and many shorts in between, all of which she has kept. Mary enjoys telling tales that are both raw and real, seeing it as a gift to be able to evoke various emotions from her readers.

She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, anything outdoors, relaxing by the pool with a good piece of literature, red wine, coffee, tattoos, and HEA!



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♡ Release Launch ♡ The Gentleman Mentor by Kendall Ryan @KendallRyan1 @InkSlingerPR




The Gentleman Mentor
by
Kendall Ryan

Release Date: May 5,2015





✾ Synopsis ✾


He calls himself the Gentleman Mentor.
Just reading his ad makes me feel more alive than I have in years.
He promises to teach me the art of seduction... and show me the most sinfully erotic pleasures. He's going to help me become the kind of confident, sexy woman men can't ignore.
Six lessons... with the most gorgeous man... who happens to be a Dom.
The only problem... now that I've experienced his brand of delectable domination will anyone else ever compare?

She's a client. That's all.
Or it should be.
But with every lesson, she's becoming more.
The secrets I'm hiding behind the image of the Gentleman Mentor make telling her the truth — and having anything real — impossible.
I'm training her for another man, and that fact guts me every time I think of it.
I know she's not mine... but part of me won't accept that.
Am I willing to risk it all to keep her?

THE GENTLEMAN MENTOR is a full-length standalone novel.










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✿ Excerpt ✿


Once I'm completely nude, I kneel in the center of the room with my gaze trained on the floor and wait. My heartbeat is crashing against my ribs, and I'm filled with a strange sense of longing and anticipation. Sex is never like this. It's always been in a bed, under the covers, without any dirty talk or forceful commands. Simple and straightforward. I know sex with my Dom is going to be anything but ordinary. And that's way more exciting than it should be.

As I kneel in my darkened bedroom, naked and wet between my legs, the noise in my brain begins to quiet. I'm singularly focused on him. My gaze never strays from its focus on the floor near the door, on the swath of light that comes from the hall. My heartbeat grows heavy with anticipation.

I continue waiting in my spot and several minutes later, I hear him. Footsteps coming closer.

When he enters the room, he's carrying some type of small black leather bag. My heart riots in my chest.

He calmly crosses the room, all but ignoring me, and sets the bag on my bed. I don't know if I should watch, but I can't help my eyes from following him. He removes his suit jacket and neatly folds it, placing it on the table beside my bed. He unzips the bag and removes a black strip of fabric, and then turns to face me.

"Those greedy little eyes want to see everything, to form an opinion on it all, yes?"

I don't answer. My breathing grows shallow as I continue watching him.

"The only thing I want you focused on is sensation, feeling. Do you understand?"

"Yes."

"I want to show you what you're capable of. Do you trust me?"

"Yes," I say again. I'm not sure why, but I do. And trust me, I'm aware it's absolutely insane.

He stands behind me and fastens the silk fabric over my eyes, tying it behind my head. It blocks my vision entirely. My heart rate increases as the realization that I'm in total darkness sinks in.

I listen closely and hear him walk toward the bed. Then I hear a match spark to life, and my entire body stiffens. His footsteps cross the room, and I'm about to ask what’s going on when the faint scent of sandalwood and black currant greets me. He's lit a candle, I'm pretty sure. Maybe this is all part of a ritual for him. Nothing is rushed, everything is calculated and planned out, and I like that he's taken so much time and care into planning my lessons.





✿ The Author ✿


Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.

She's a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.

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♡ Release Day Blitz + #Giveaway ♡ When Fates Align (Fates #3) by Isabelle Richards @88IsabelleR @InkSlingerPR





We're having a release day launch for When Fates Align, the stunning conclusion to Isabelle Richards' When Fates Collide Trilogy.

To celebrate her release, she has the entire trilogy on sale, and she's sharing a great excerpt with us!!

Check it out!!



When Fates Align
Fates #3
by
Isabelle Richards

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: May 6th 2015





✾ Synopsis ✾


Why would fate bring them together only to tear them apart?

Lily and Gavin were brought together in a clash of tragedy and chaos. Amid the ashes of lives gone wrong, they thought they found a second chance at love. With trouble from their previous lives lurking around every corner, they quickly learned that love from a star-crossed romance isn't enough to survive.

Lily has slipped through Gavin's fingers, and he feels as though he's been sentenced to an eternity in hell. But if he's going to perish in the ninth circle, everyone responsible for coming between him and Lily will go down with him.

Perhaps their love was never meant to be. But, if he's learned anything from his time with Lily, it's that sometimes everything has to crash and burn before life can begin again.








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There's a romantic notion that if the person you love dies, you'll somehow feel it. You'll feel the connection sever as the other half of your soul is ripped from you. But I didn't feel anything when Lily died. Nothing. I should have felt something, shouldn't I? Like the tether she holds around my heart snapping or a surge of electrical current when the connection between us was lost? Something. But there was no warning. As I drove to my flat, there was no sign of the devastation waiting for me. Nothing to prepare me for the reality that my heart was about to be irrevocably shattered. Even if I had felt something, it couldn't have prepared me for this.

It all seems unreal. Lily can't be dead. Despite the numerous times I lectured her about the danger she was in, I never truly believed I'd lose her. I thought as long as she was with me, she'd be safe. What a fool I was.

Time's come to a standstill. I'm frozen whilst people move all around me. A constant squawk of radios echoes in the hall. Police officers and firemen hustle in and out of my flat, moving with such purpose. Tasks to complete. Because this is just a job to them. Just another murder scene. One of many. They take notes, collect samples, snap pictures. When it's over, they'll go home, or to the pub, and the horrors they saw here will eventually fade away.

Not for me. My anguish from this day will never fade. It will fester inside me, trapping me in eternal misery. Since I’m perishing in hell, I'm going to make sure the bastards who did this to her perish right along with me. I'm certain vengeance crosses the minds of most people who have lost someone to such senseless acts of violence, but I know this isn't just a passing stage of grief that will wane with time. Cartels like Morelia survive because they know how to work the system. Blackmail, extortion, and bribery make them untouchable by authorities. The only way I'll get justice for Lily is if I annihilate them myself, and unlike most people, I have the resources and connections to make it happen.








✿ The Series ✿


When Fates Collide
Fates #1
by
Isabelle Richards

Release Date: January 28th, 2015

Genre: Romantic Suspense





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When Fate Isn't Enough
Fates #2
by
Isabelle Richards

Release Date: February 25th, 2015

Genre: Romantic Suspense





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✿ The Author ✿


Isabelle Richards spent years as a speech writer before tackling fiction. An avid reader of all genres, Isabelle is drawn to romance novels as they provide an escape from daily life. Through her complex cast of characters, Isabelle creates a sanctuary for readers to dive into for a break from reality.

When she is not writing, Isabelle works as an advocate for persons with disabilities in Washington, DC. Her two yellow labs are her writing partners, although they frequently sleep on the job.



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