domingo, 31 de maio de 2015

♡ Blog Tour + #Giveaway ♡ Getting Played (Jail Bait #2) by Mia Storm @MiaStormAuthor @InkSlingerPR

Getting Played
Jail Bait #2
Mia Storm

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Rules of the game:
1) Never underestimate your opponent
2) Avoid personal fouls
3) Score early and often
4) Play or get played

Coach Marcus Leon has always played by the rules... until he meets Addaline Grace, the seventeen-year-old senior transfer on his Oak Crest High water polo team. Addie changes all the rules, mostly because she doesn't play any games. But as off limits as she is, the more Marcus discovers about Addie, the more he finds himself... and the more he questions whether Addie might just be worth risking everything for.

For Addie, water polo is anger management. She's driven and focused because it keeps her mind off other things... like the fact she destroyed her family. Her game plan is to keep her head down and graduate so she can leave her father and the crappy town he dragged her to in her wake. But when what starts as friendly completion with Marcus turns into more than a game, Addie has to decide if she's willing to face down her demons…and possibly ruin the man she may or may not be falling in love with in the process.

What happens when the only thing you need is the one thing you can't have?

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His spicy scent wraps me in a cocoon of bliss and I stop thinking. I know this because when a shard of coherent thought pierces the bubble, I find my lips are on his. I don't even know how they got there. Not only that, but I have a death grip around his neck. In my shock, the reflex is to let him go…but then I realize he's kissing me back. His kiss feels like liquid fire burning through me. A low moan vibrates between us, and somewhere in the back of my mind I know it's mine. The rumble deep in his chest that answers my moan feeds my hunger for him.

One of his hands grips my arm hard, just below my shoulder. But it's the other one that has my attention, sliding slowly down my hip until it rests on my ass. He drags me over him so I'm straddling his lap as he tilts his head and deepens our kiss, and the hard bulge in his swim trunks presses against sensitive spot between my legs. I feel him from the tingle in my scalp to the curl of my toes. And when he moans into my mouth, the sound vibrates my bones.

I lose myself in the feeling of his hot, hard body pressed up the front of mine; his dark scruff scratching my face; his wet, warm tongue invading my mouth and taking possession of me; the frenetic beat of our hearts, each matching the other's.

Time stops. There's this excruciatingly intense moment where we exist in a vacuum, just Marcus and me. My senses dull and sharpen at the same time as the world fades out and everything Marcus is doing to me is amplified by the electricity flowing between us.

I totally lose myself in the flood of sensations I've never experienced before. When I come to my senses a few seconds later, Marcus has set me on the cement and is staggering to his feet, his eyes wide and his head shaking an adamant no. But the bulge in the front of his swim trunks puts the lie to the denial in is body language.

"I was... that was..." He bumps into the starting block and it seems to jar him back to his senses. "I'm sorry. I don't know why I did that."

I gain my feet. "It's okay."

God. I'm a moron. It was so much more than okay.

He must see something in my eyes, because his soften again. "Addie..." He trails off with a slow shake of his head before taking a deep breath and starting again. "You are this incredible..." He trails off again and swallows. "...girl. You're a girl. I have to keep reminding myself of that, because every time I look at you I see this gorgeous, sexy, amazing woman."

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Getting Dirty
Jail Bait #1
Mia Storm

Release Date: March 19th 2015

Genre: New Adult standalone

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A poem by Blaire Leon

If sex is dirty, why would I do it with someone I love?
If sex is dirty, then didn’t we all come from the dirt?
What if I like the dirt?
What if I want to get dirty?
What if I want to roll in the mud until I’m so fucking filthy that I’ll never be clean again?

When twenty-five-year-old graduate assistant Caiden Brenner asked Blaire Leon how old she was, she said she was a senior. He chose to believe she meant in college. They connect over Lord Byron's Don Juan and, as their conversations become increasingly thicker with sexual innuendo, Caiden finds himself obsessing over a totally off-limits undergrad who's bold, beautiful, brilliant, and one of the most passionate poets he's ever met.

But it turns out Blaire hasn't been totally honest. She's the seventeen-year-old valedictorian of her high school class, taking courses at Sierra State while awaiting her acceptance to Stanford.

Will Caiden get too deeply into Blaire to back away before he finds out the truth? Or will their connection be enough to seduce him into risking his entire future on Jail Bait?

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✿ The Author ✿

Mia Storm is a hopeless romantic who is always searching for her happy ending. Sometimes she's forced to make one up. When that happens, she's thrilled to be able to share those stories with her readers. She lives in California and spends much of her time in the sun with a book in one hand and a mug of black coffee in the other, or hiking the trails in Yosemite. Connect with her online!

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♡ Blog Tour + #Giveaway ♡ Searching for Beautiful (Searching For #3) by Jennifer Probst @jenniferprobst @InkSlingerPR

Searching for Beautiful
Searching For #3
Jennifer Probst

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 26th 2015

Publisher: Gallery Books

✾ Synopsis ✾

The highly anticipated third novel in the Searching For series from Jennifer Probst, "one of the most exciting breakout novelists" (USA Today), featuring a runaway bride and the man who wants to be more than just her best friend...

Genevieve MacKenzie has her life completely under control. About to wed the charming Chief doctor at the local hospital, she's an up-and-coming surgeon with everything she could ever want. Until an escape through the church window on the day of her wedding sends her life into a tailspin... and flings her right into her best friend's arms.

When Wolfe catches his best friend falling out a window on her wedding day, he doesn't ask questions. He whisks her away, determined to watch over her and discover the truth behind her desperate escape. But when his feelings turn more than platonic, he realizes he may risk his most important relationship in order to protect his damaged heart, and the woman he loves.

Can Genevieve and Wolfe's friendship turn into something deeper — or is it already too late for true love?

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✿ Guest Post ✿


When I finished the last so called book in my Marriage to a Billionaire series, I decided to do a spin off because I couldn't bear to leave my beloved characters behind. I needed to have the ability to check in with them like an old friend. Find out how their marriages are going and their children and make sure they’re okay.

Yep. Writers are a bit cray cray.

At least my wonderful readers felt the same way. One of my secondary characters who introduced herself in The Marriage Trap, and had appearances in every one of my marriage books was the matriarch of the Conte family, Mama Conte. Head of the bakery empire, La Dolce Famiglia, she lives in Bergamo Italy. She has a gorgeous kitchen where delicious scents of garlic, tomato, lemons and fresh bread sizzle and bake. She serves at the sturdy pine table and counsels her children on their love lives, usually meddling in the most delightful ways.

In my newest release, Searching for Beautiful, Wolfe is my newest hero, introduced when he was only nineteen years old in the Marriage Merger. He was a badass, wicked smart, and vulnerable. Readers adored him. He grew up throughout the Searching for series, and now it's his time to find his own happy ever after.

As I was writing, I was able to check in with my characters from Merger, but my most important scene was written with Mama Conte.

In life, sometimes we need someone older and wiser to guide us. If we listen with our heart, usually taking this advice changes everything.

Wolfe desperately needs Mama Conte to help him with an important turning point in his life. As I wrote the scene, and went back to that safe, cozy kitchen in Italy, and listened to her words, I was changed, too.

The powerful matriarch is a wonderful character to introduce to readers, and an even better character to write. I was able to tap deep into my past and channel both my old self, when I was young and immortal and brave, and follow the years to my new self, as a mother, where I worry and fret and yes, meddle, into my children's lives.

Mama Conte is a character who makes a difference. Her appearances in my books may be brief, but they are powerful.

I truly hope you enjoy her as much as I do.

I'll leave you with a few of my most popular Mama Conte-isms!

The Marriage Mistake
"Max loves you. But now it's your turn to make a decision. You need to be strong enough to stand beside him and ask for his love. You're going to have to take a chance on yourself. We all believe in you. Isn't it time you believe in yourself?"

The Marriage Merger
"You can fight for my daughter, the woman you love. You can fight for Wolfe and watch as he grows. Or you can take the other path and talk about what you are destined for, because of this past that you say owns you."
His voice broke. Sawyer bowed his head. "I don't know if I can."
She rose and came to him. Strong arms held him with no apology, no hesitation. She stroked his hair like a mother would, soothing him with her warmth and safety and beliefs.
"My sweet boy, yes, you can. Your life is your own. You were a child and could not protect the ones you loved. None of us can. So instead, we choose to love as much as possible, and that needs to be enough."
She pressed a kiss to the top of his head. Tears stung his eyes as he hugged her back. "My daughter does not choose wrong. You are who she wants, and she will not let you go easily. Let her choose you, and know you are enough."

Searching for Beautiful
The dinner was perfect. They'd feasted on only four courses instead of six, and having Mama Conte on a one-to-one basis was enjoyable. He'd learned stories about Julietta growing up, the launch of her bakery, and got a glimpse of the powerful man Mama Conte loved, married, and lost. She never mentioned anything personal, and Wolfe caught no judgment or worry in her gaze. He finished grinding the coffee beans, and prepared them two cups of espresso to go with the buttery amaretti she'd just baked.
"Did you ever think you'd fail when you first started La Dolce Famiglia?" he asked, settling back into the pine chair.
Mama Conte smiled and sat next to him. "Of course. But I had a partner at my side, and knew if I failed, at least I tried. There is no shame in dreams or hard work or failure. Only not trying."

✿ The Author ✿

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn't stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master's in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at

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♡ Excerpt Tour ♡ Hades (Demonica #11.5) by Larissa Ione @larissaione @InkSlingerPR

We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Larissa Ione's HADES!

HADES is a novella in Larissa's Demonica Series as part of the 1001 Dark Nights Collection and is exclusively available as Amazon Kindle and Paperback.

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Demonica #11.5
Larissa Ione

✾ Synopsis ✾

A fallen angel with a mean streak and a mohawk, Hades has spent thousands of years serving as Jailor of the Underworld. The souls he guards are as evil as they come, but few dare to cross him. All of that changes when a sexy fallen angel infiltrates his prison and unintentionally starts a riot. It's easy enough to quell an uprising, but for the first time, Hades is torn between delivering justice — or bestowing mercy — on the beautiful female who could be his salvation... or his undoing.

Thanks to her unwitting participation in another angel's plot to start Armageddon, Cataclysm was kicked out of Heaven and is now a fallen angel in service of Hades's boss, Azagoth. All she wants is to redeem herself and get back where she belongs. But when she gets trapped in Hades's prison domain with only the cocky but irresistible Hades to help her, Cat finds that where she belongs might be in the place she least expected...

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Somewhere outside Azagoth's Greek-style mansion, a bird of prey screeched. Cat loved hearing it. Not long ago, Sheoul-gra had been a dead realm, a physical manifestation of Azagoth's emotional state. Dark and dreary, the "Gra", as it was sometimes called, had resembled a toxic wasteland that couldn't support any animal or plant life that wasn't straight out of Hell itself.

But Lilliana's love had changed Azagoth, and with it, his realm.

Now, when Cat strolled outside the palace, the grounds and buildings surrounding it teemed with life, from the lush grass, leafy green trees, and sparkling water, to rabbits, birds, and even the occasional fox or deer.

Smiling, she put down her feathered duster and headed from Azagoth's pool room toward the mansion's entrance, and as she rounded a corner, she collided with a body.

A huge, muscular body.


An instant, hot tingle pricked her skin as she leaped backward, crashing into something behind her. She heard something break, but at the moment, it didn't matter.

This was the first time she'd touched Hades. The first time her ability to sense good and evil as a physical symptom on the surface of her skin had triggered. At least, it was the first time with Hades.

She'd always suspected he'd give off an intense blast of evil, but she hadn't expected the evil to be tempered by a ribbon of goodness. She also hadn't expected to be so... aroused by the vibes he gave off. Then again, merely looking at him aroused her, so why wouldn't touching him do the same?

He stood there, bare-chested and wearing a skin-tight pair of silver pants that showed every ropey muscle and presented that impressive bulge at his groin like a gift. Criminy, he might as well be naked. She wished he was naked.

"E-excuse me," she squeaked.

He looked down at her, one corner of his perfect mouth tipped up in a half-smile. Which was a first. Everyone seemed to get smiles but her.

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Larissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge... just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

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♡ Release Day + #Giveaway ♡ Happily Ever NEVER by Jennifer Foor @jennyfoor @InkSlingerPR

Happily Ever NEVER
Jennifer Foor

Release Date: May 31st 2015

✾ Synopsis ✾

I was about to marry the man of my dreams.

We had it all; a life that most could only wish for. I felt like the luckiest woman in the world.

Then, in the blink of an eye, it was taken from me.

Now I can't grasp how to move forward.

I don't even think I want to.

Whether I'm dead or alive, my happily ever after is NEVER going to happen.

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Jennifer Foor is an award winning Contemporary Romance Author. She's best known for the Mitchell Family Series, which includes ten books.

She is married with two children and spends most of her time behind a keyboard, writing stories that come from her heart.

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♡ Cover Reveal ♡ Betrayal (Obsession #2) by S.M. Phillips @s_m_phillips_

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Obsession #2
S.M. Phillips

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"I gave you one chance, Anna. A chance to run and never look back. That's all you had to do. Run and keep your goddamn head down, yet here we are and it's not just you in the firing line anymore. You better pray that nothing bad happens to my brother, because this time I'll be taking you down with me."

Running was the only option that Anna Jameson was given. To up and leave everything that she had ever known and put it all behind her. That was the toughest decision that she'd ever made, and she made it... But was it all worth it?

As soon as her anxiety and fear began to slowly ebb away, she could see a faint light at the end of the dark and horrific tunnel that she had found herself in... That light was the dark, sexy and demanding Jensen Blake. A man who played on her every emotion and a man who she swore she would avoid at all costs.

Nobody can run forever and the past is about to catch up with her. With nowhere to run and nowhere to hide, how many more people will suffer at the hand of Anna's hidden past?

Danger, fear and betrayal decide to make an unwelcome appearance and it looks like they're about to become her new best friends.

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Obsession #1

✾ Synopsis ✾

Obsession knows no bounds...

Anna Jameson can't wait to escape the hellhole that her cousin has left her in. Desperate to escape her past, the idea of moving to stay with Holly whilst she got her head together sounded like the perfect plan... Until Holly upped and left, leaving Anna to pick up the mess that she left behind.

Jensen Blake knows what he wants and will not be told otherwise. Obedience and control are what he knows best. With demons of his own, he has spent most of his adult life traveling from place to place the moment things started to become predictable.

When Jensen and Anna are pushed together, an instant dislike simmers between them. Anna hates bad boys. She has witnessed enough of them to last her a lifetime.

The sexual attraction between them is evident but will that only make things harder for them both to handle?

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Escape Down Under
Down Under #1

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For Jess Townsend, life is about to get complicated.

Following on from her split with Josh two months ago, Jess has thrown herself into her work full throttle, making sure that the one good thing in her life remains the same.

Suddenly she is called into an important meeting at work. Absolutely petrified that she is about to lose her job, she does the only thing she knows how. Panic on the inside and walk through it with her head held high on the outside.

Jess soon discovers she is being offered a once in a lifetime opportunity, but will she take it?

After dealing with an ex who can't let go and a broody mysterious Adonis who won't accept no for an answer, maybe the opportunity of an escape has arrived at the perfect time.

What does fate have in store and what obstacles will be thrown her way?

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Fallen Down Under
Down Under #2

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"Fuck." I slam my fist into the desk before me and feel nothing but rage. I need to go after her. I need to explain. "But isn't this what you wanted?" The voice inside my head whispers. "Isn't this a nice easy way out?"

Everything Max has done has always been at a cost to others around him. He wasn't about to make that mistake again. No longer will his selfish ways punish those close to him. Sometimes it's better to have had and lost than to never have had at all.

Finally after what felt like forever, Jess was getting a glimpse of control over her life again and allowed her defences to come crashing down, only to have what it guarded to be crushed once again. Now, on the other side of the world away from her friends, she doesn't know what to do.

Should she stay or should she go?

Is it too late or have they both fallen too far into something that is completely out of their depths?

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Forever Down Under
Down Under #3

✾ Synopsis ✾

In the last few months, Jess has been faced with more obstacles than she ever thought possible. Heartbreak, loss and betrayal to name just a few. Will her drama fuelled life finally settle into the happy, care free one that she deserves or is someone hiding and waiting for the perfect opportunity to ruin it all?

Life for Max hasn't exactly been plain sailing either. Now that he finally has someone in his life that means more to him than anything he has ever known, one thing is for certain, he's not going to let anyone get in the way of his new found happiness, no matter what the cost.

Demons are released, pasts are exposed and their future together is only what they make of it.

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✿ The Author ✿

Welcome to the crazy and hectic life that is me: A fun, loving mum of one special little boy, girlfriend (I'm sure it should be wife by now!!) and an overall crazy, happy go lucky girl from England.

I have always had a passion for reading and writing. Wherever I am, my eBook reader is never far behind, along with a mug of coffee.

I found myself wanting to write from a young age. I have quite a few hidden stories on my computer somewhere. Maybe I will have to dig them out and play around with them at some point.

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