segunda-feira, 30 de março de 2015

♡ Blog Tour + #Giveaway ♡ The Music of Temptation (The Expat Series #2) by Verity Jacobs + Guest Post + Book Trailer @veritymjacobs @InkSlingerPR

We are excited to bring you the Blog Tour for Verity Jacobs' THE MUSIC OF TEMPTATION!

THE MUSIC OF TEMPTATION is a contemporary romance, and the second book in Verity Jacobs' The Expat Series.

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The Music of Temptation
The Expat Series #2
Verity Jacobs

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 27th 2015

✾ Synopsis ✾

Margot Duke can't keep her long-distance relationship alive any more than she can the cells that are supposed to be taking center stage in her PhD thesis. Both seem to be suffering an inexplicably long and drawn-out death, and she's spent more than enough time fretting about it, without any solution in sight.

It figures that the one day she chooses to pack it all in and stop caring is the day she meets Jonathan Young.

Jonathan swings through town with his band, just long enough to knock Margot off her feet, and leave her feeling a little giddy in his wake. The encounter proves once and for all that her inter-continental love affair is over, but can she really stomach the idea of starting another one right on its heels? And with the darling of the indie rock world at that?

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Making friends with salad

What is it about Vietnamese food that sets your heartbeat racing and your taste buds singing? The heat definitely points things in the right direction, the ginger has well-documented aphrodisiac associations, and the cilantro reminds us of sunnier climes. But I think for me it's the lime: it smacks of summer and freshness, and reminds me that I could be drinking cocktails while I slave over a hot stove.

Whatever it is, Jonathan is certainly sold when Margot whips up a little Vietnamese salad for him in The Music of Temptation. Here's the recipe she uses:

Vietnamese chicken salad with mint and cilantro

Serves 2

2 chicken breasts
1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, sliced
1 clove of garlic, smashed with the flat edge of a knife 1 tablespoon of sugar 1 tablespoon of fish sauce juice of a lime
1 green chile, finely chopped (optional) 1 carrot half a cucumber handful of roasted peanuts
handful each of cilantro and mint leaves

1. Place the chicken breasts in a saucepan with the ginger and garlic and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat so it's just simmering. Partly cover the pot and leave it to poach for 10 minutes, then remove the chicken and let it cool.

2. Put the sugar, fish sauce and lime juice in a small jar with the chile (if you like things hot) and shake it up to dissolve the sugar. Taste it to check that you have a nice mix of hot, sour, sweet and salty.

3. Peel the carrots and cut into fine matchsticks. Slice the cucumbers in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds with a teaspoon then cut into fine matchsticks. Chop the nuts roughly.

4. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, shred it with your fingers and place it in a bowl with the carrot, cucumber, nuts and herbs.

5. Pour over the dressing from the jar and serve immediately.

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✿ The Expat Series ✿

The Science of Attraction
The Expat Series #1

✾ Synopsis ✾

Kate Ramsey is at the top of her game.

She's the hot new recruit at the most prestigious research institute in Germany, and she's determined to live up to the hype — even if it means working day and night. Stress relief comes in the form of a no-nonsense affair with her neighbor, who also happens to be the director of the institute. Who says sex should be anything more than a contract between two people who have other things on their mind?

So when Tom Baker saunters into her life, Kate is understandably upset to see this well-oiled machine splutter and seize. Tom is young and smart, and far too pretty for his own good. Kate can't help but be drawn to him, even if giving in to the attraction would mean risking everything she's worked for.

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✿ The Author ✿

Verity Jacobs is a reformed scientist, who left the lab when she fell in love with writing about love. She lives with her husband and baby girl in London, where she dreams by day and writes all night long. She is addicted to the heart flutters and stomach flips of the fictional romance world.

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♡ Excerpt Reveal ♡ Full Contact (Redemption #3) by Sarah Castille @sarah_castille @RSofRomance

His gaze drops to my lips, and I am suddenly and painfully aware of his body pressed tightly against mine, his arms around me, and his heartbeat quickening, as if it's oblivious to the fact the danger has passed. I've never been this close to him, never seen his eyes so dark, never imagined I would feel the power thrumming through his body. Because aren't predators supposed to kill?

Unspent adrenaline screams through my veins, turning my legs liquid. I ache with a desire I shouldn't feel. A painful, desperate hunger for a man I should not want—a man whose violent nature both arouses and frightens me.

"Ray..." His name is a whispered plea on my lips.

He threads his hand through my hair, tugging my head back so hard my eyes tear, but I have never felt such pleasure in pain.

"Christ. I'm barely in control as it is."

A soft moan escapes my lips. I am hot — so hot, I might combust — and before I can stop myself, I rock up, thread my hands through his hair, and touch my lips to his in a gentle kiss.

Ray stiffens and growls, the sound vibrating through my chest. He deepens the kiss, his tongue sliding between my lips to explore every inch of my mouth. My heart speeds to double time, but it is the way he holds me still — one hand tangled in my hair, his other hand firm around my back — that sends a wave of liquid heat through my veins. His lips are firm and demanding, forcing my mouth open as his tongue plunges deeper, stroking me into oblivion. Possessive. Demanding. Unyielding. A Predator's kiss.

Sliding my hands over his magnificent chest, taut and hard, and then along his broad shoulders, I drink him in with a never-ending thirst. Hot and hungry, my tongue tangles with his, questing, seeking, wanting more as I grind my hips against his thigh in an entirely uncharacteristic display of need.

My actions inflame him. In one smooth movement, he spins us and backs me into the cold, brick wall. His arm tightens so hard I can barely breathe. And then he ravages my mouth, his tongue questing deep, as if he has lost control and the beast within will settle for nothing less than devouring me.

I have never really, truly been kissed.
Until now.
 I feel him with every inch of my skin, every breath I take. My breasts ache for his touch, my clit throbs for his attention, and my heart pounds in warning.

But when I moan into his mouth, he tenses and pulls away. "Condition I'm in now... it's like after a fight... I got no gentleness in me."

Bloodlust. The aftereffect of a fight. The edge of control. But I have watched Ray for so long, lusted after him for so many nights, imagined I was the one in the ring pinned to the mat, I do the unthinkable and lean up and nip his lip. Hard.

✿ Meet Ray & Sia in Full Contact on April 7th! ✿

Full Contact
Redemption #3
Sarah Castille

Release Date: April 7th 2015

✾ Synopsis ✾

Ray wraps his arms around me and holds me tight as if something terrible has happened and he doesn't want to let me go.

Full Contact. This is how Ray speaks when his emotions overwhelm him. I melt into his stillness. His body is hot and hard, his breath warm on my neck. He smells of leather and sweat, sex and sin. Nothing can tear me away.

When you can't resist the one person who could destroy you...

Sia O'Donnell can't help but push the limits. She secretly attends every underground MMA fight featuring The Predator, the undisputed champion. When he stalks his prey in the ring, Sia is mesmerized. He is dominant and dangerous and every instinct tells her to run.

Every beautiful thing Ray "The Predator" touches he knows he'll eventually destroy. Soft, sweet and innocent, Sia is the light to Ray's darkness-and completely irresistible. From the moment he lays eyes on her, he knows he's going to have to put his dark past behind him to win her body and soul.

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✿ The Redemption Series ✿

Against the Ropes
Redemption #1

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In Your Corner
Redemption #2

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Full Contact
Redemption #3

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sarah Castille worked and travelled abroad before trading her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home near the Canadian Rockies. She writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha heroes and the women who tame them. Her books include the bestselling Redemption fighter romance series, and the dark, gritty Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club romance series.

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♡ Cover Reveal + #Giveaway ♡ Protecting Shaylee (Fae Guard #1) by Elle Christensen @AuthorElleC @IndieSagePromo

Protecting Shaylee
Fae Guard #1
Elle Christensen

Publication Date: April 24th 2015

Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal

✾ Synopsis ✾

As a child, I believed in the fairytales my father told me.
Until he was gone and with him, that belief.
As a girl, I believed in the friendship and protection of Aden.
He made me begin to believe again.
As a woman, I believed in the possibility of love and passion between myself and Aden.
Until he was gone and with him, my belief in magic and happy endings.

When she was a child, I was tasked with her protection.
As a girl, I became her friend.
As a woman, I could no longer see the child I knew and was forced to fight a growing attraction.
Unable to lie and unable to tell the truth, I left.
Now I've returned to give the knowledge I couldn't before, that she is half Fae.
The darkness is stalking her and I am desperate to teach her what she needs to know to protect herself. And determined to make her mine.

✿ The Author ✿

I'm a lover of all things books, I've been an obsessive reader since I learned how to spell! I've been writing novels and short stories since I was twelve, but they say to write the genre you love the most, so as an adult, I fell easily into writing romance. My husband is my biggest supporter and he's a great sport when it comes to fighting the people in my imagination for my attention. I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them!

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♡ Release Day ♡ Jake Understood (Jake #2) by Penelope Ward @PenelopeAuthor

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Jake Understood
Jake #2
Penelope Ward

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Jake Undone, comes a full-length standalone companion novel and sequel.

A different side to the story: Jake's side.

"We're getting a new roommate," they said.

I thought nothing of it... until she walked in the door. Her hand trembled in mine as she looked at me with fearful eyes. My entire world spun on its axis.


It was a mismatch made in heaven: innocent girl from the boonies moves in with tattooed, pierced, badboy engineer.

I came up with a bet, a plan to tutor her in math and coach her through her phobias. What I wasn't betting on was becoming addicted to her.

But I was living a double life on weekends, and once she found out about it, she’d be gone.

I had to protect myself and that meant one thing: I couldn't fall in love.

In Jake Understood, pivotal scenes from Jake Undone are retold from Jake's point of view combined with all-new material from both the past and present time where Jake Undone left off. It can stand alone but if both books are read, should follow Jake Undone. Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.

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Penelope Ward is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of Gemini, Jake Undone, My Skylar and Stepbrother Dearest. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers. Penelope spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family friendly career.

Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.

She is the proud mother of a beautiful 9-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 7-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life.

Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island. She is currently working on her fifth novel and last in the Gemini series, Jake Understood (expected publication early 2015).

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♡ Cover Reveal + #Giveaway ♡ Etched in Stone (Six Degrees #2) by Mayra Statham + Teasers @mystatham

Etched in Stone
Six Degrees #2
Mayra Statham

Release Day: April 14,2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

✾ Synopsis ✾

One look, one moment and I was completely defenseless.
One touch, one embrace and I was utterly consumed.
One kiss, one caress and that's all it took.

One look and thirty-four year old Parker Stone knew his life would never be the same. She called to him unlike anything ever had in his life, sparking an unbridled desire and captivating him completely.

One touch and twenty-eight year old Liz Del Rio wasn’t sure she’d be able to walk away. Experiencing a life full of disappointment and heartache, she wasn't looking for a relationship, let alone love and all the risks that came with it. Every time life had taught her the same lesson: not to let people in because they always leave and when they leave, it leaves scars upon your soul.

One kiss sealed their fate and they knew they would never be able to live without one another.

.Liz and Parker embed themselves into each other's world. Passion burns bright and fast, but what happens when your lives are connected in ways you could have never imagined?

Secrets from Liz's past threaten to break not only what they have, but who she is as they learn that once love is etched in stone nothing can make it crumble.

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Mayra Statham resides in California. She is married with kids. Her addiction to romance novels and being an avid reader in the genre has made her dream come true. She enjoys going to book signings with her sister. She also loves helping others indies by promoting their work. Some of her favorite authors are Kristen Ashley & Roxie Rivera . She loves being contacted by readers.

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♡ Release Launch + #Giveaway ♡ Love Surfaced by Michelle Lynn + Excerpt @michellelynnbks @BookPlugPromo

Love Surfaced
Michelle Lynn

✾ Synopsis ✾

The equations are simple.

Piper Ashby + Brad Ashby = Twin Siblings
Brad Ashby + Tanner McCain = Best Friends
Piper Ashby + Tanner McCain = Off limits

Tanner and I abided by the rules. We stayed on our designated sides of the relationship circle.

Ignoring swarming butterflies.
Brushing off skipped heartbeats.
Settling on lingering stares.

Here's the secret... a hand extended over that invisible line once, exponentially changing the equation. I was convinced we could make our relationship work until Tanner broke the trust he embedded in me from the age of seven.

One deceit of mega proportions and the relationship we built for that short month vanished. I swore never to speak to him again and it's worked. Until now — two years later, when my brother's wedding places me face-to-face with the best man — Tanner McCain.

Leaving one equation to be solved. Can love surface twice?

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"Piper." He hesitates before joining me on the cement stoop.

I question why he even searched me out even though it's been his MO lately, popping up wherever I am.

He places his arm across my shoulders and pulls me into him, which only brings a ripple of warmth to the pit of my stomach. "Come here."

My head burrows into his strong chest, and his hand soothingly roams up and down my back. I sink into him. With the comfort of his arm, the tension in my shoulders from placing fifth in my swim meet slowly releases.

Refusing to let him make my mind race with his confusing affection, I sit up. Swiping the tears from my eyes, I honestly confess, "Tanner, it was my last shot."

He begins to shake his head, but I stop him, "No, I have to realize it. My dream of swimming in the Olympics is over." I rise to my feet, and the heaviness in my chest sinks back into place now that I'm out of his embrace.

He follows me over to the oak tree. Coming up behind me, his hot breath tickles my neck. My pulse races into overdrive, reminding me of how badly I want him.

Why does he keep leading me on?

He continues to toe the line between friendship and more, but he never actually steps over it. Each time his hand brushes mine or his eyes search me out, my heart stops beating for a moment as I hope this is it — until he crushes the fluttering butterflies and steps away.

I close my eyes from the view of Michigan University's football stadium because I need to calm my insides. "Why are you here?"

He should be with my twin brother, preparing for their own meet.

"You should be in warm-ups."

His hands land on my shoulders, and he leans down. At our connection, a tingle spreads through my body.

"I saw you leaving the pool house." His voice cracks.

I hear his deep intake of breath.

"That's not what I'm asking, Tanner."

When I turn around, I almost collapse when I come face-to-face with this gorgeous guy. He's absolutely one hundred percent the perfect male.

My perfect male.

His brown hair is tucked away in his MU hat that's flipped backward. His lips and cheeks are rosy from the early spring chill in the air. With only a sweatshirt and track pants on, he's the epitome of a college student. His good looks remind me of the unbearable yearning that pulls me toward him.

His eyes are so transparent that I can see the torment of his inner turmoil from our situation, meaning nothing has changed for him. He's as conflicted as ever because I'm his best friend's sister.

"I don"t know." His voice is soft, caressed with the sweetness he's shown me the last few months.

My stomach drops at his words. I want to grab his face with my hands and beg him to admit that the small seed of attraction has grown over the years and we can no longer dodge around it.

Instead, I stand there, with my hands at my sides, silently pining for the day he acknowledges our desire for one another.

"Then, that's a problem." My heart thumps as I sidestep him and weave through the sporadic clumps of snow that have yet to melt from the harsh winter.

✿ The Author ✿

Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write. With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends. But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.

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