ARC Review: “Ever After” by Kate SeRine

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(Transplanted Tales #4)

Author: Kate SeRine

Publishing Date: August 21, 2014

Publisher: Kensington

Genre: UF/PNR

Source: Netgalley

To Catch a Thief…

For centuries, Gideon Montrose has served the King of Fairies without question and, often, without mercy. So when the King orders him to apprehend a notorious thief, Gideon obeys. But when he finally gets his hands on the beautiful culprit, Gideon’s in for a shock.

Arabella Locksley is none other than the spirited, unpredictable woman he knew back in Make Believe as Robin Hood — the love of his life whose tragic death destroyed his chance at Happily Ever After.

Now, he has an impossible choice. Betray the woman he once loved, or the king he’s bound to serve?

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Cover Reveal: “For the Record” by K.A. Linde

With the release of On the Record in a few short days, Kyla would like to share the cover for the final book in The Record Series – FOR THE RECORD, scheduled for release on November 18, 2014. Isn’t it gorgeous?! Who’s excited about this series – we want to hear from you! Blurb to come after the release of On the Record so stay tuned for more to come!!!

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For the Record

(Record #3)

Author: K.A. Linde

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design by Regina Wamba at Mae I Design

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ARC Review: “Breaking Bad” by Karin Tabke

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(Bad Boys of the Bay #1)

Author: Karin Tabke

Publishing Date: August 19, 2014

Publisher: Karin Tabke, LLC

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Source: Netgalley

Detective Stevie Cavanaugh is one tough cookie…with a sexy but vulnerable secret…

Law enforcement royalty, Stevie Cavanaugh’s fate was determined before she was born: follow her father’s lead, retiring only after becoming Sheriff. But as capable and strong as she is, one man dared to awaken her dark sensuality, only to leave her aching for more. Now he’s back, the baddest cop in the whole damn town, distracting her from the most important case of her career—capturing the Cain killer. 

For Special Agent Jack Thornton, like Stevie, police work is in his blood. So is Stevie, the woman he left behind after just one perfect night. Now he’s forced to work with her to catch a killer. Only he wants more of Stevie, too. 

According to Stevie, she’s not interested. But Jack knows her deepest darkest sexual secret—that while she’s a woman used to giving command, she also takes great pleasure in submitting—to him. Despite how things ended seven years prior, Jack is determined to take Stevie to the next level.

When the fire between them becomes an inferno, they’ll both savor the burn…

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Cover Reveal: “The Collectors’ Society” by Heather Lyons

 

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Holy moly, y’all! We are so excited to bring you the cover for Heather Lyons’ THE COLLECTORS’ SERIES! THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY is an Adult Romantic Fairy Tale, full of adventure and fantasy. This is Alice as you have never seen her before… THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY is set to be released on October 23rd!

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The Collectors’ Society

Author: Heather Lyons

Publishing Date: October 23, 2014

Publisher: Cerulean Books

Genre: Adult Romantic Fairy Tale

Cover design by Victoria Faye of Whit and Ware

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Guest Post with Maggie Shayne (Twilight Guardians Book Tour) + #Giveaway

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Welcome to Book Lovin’ Mamas virtual stop on Maggie Shayne’s Wings in the Night Reborn Blog Tour Celebration.

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The Making of Maggie

Monster Movie MatineeWhen I was a little girl, I had two passions: Monsters and John Boy Walton.

Every Saturday afternoon, one of the three local TV stations ran a show called Monster Movie Matinee. I was addicted to this program. My siblings loved Saturday morning cartoons, but not me. I was all about Saturday afternoon monster movies.

They re-ran campy old classics, including lots and lots of vampire movies, both great ones like DRACULA and b-film spinoffs. I devoured them all, but secretly wondered why the mysterious, exotic vampire never got the girl. She always wound up with the wishy-washy vampire killer instead. It seemed unfair to me. And the pattern carried through other horror films, too: Wolfman, destined to kill what he loves. The Mummy, back from the dead to find his reincarnated soulmate only to lose her again. The Creature from the Black Lagoon in love with a bathing beauty he could never had, lured to his death by her, just as King Kong was by Fay Wray.

During those same formative years, I was also addicted to THE WALTONS. I never missed an episode, even the re-runs, and I identified with John Boy in a way I have never identified with a fictional character. Like me, he was the oldest child. He had six siblings, I had three, but that didn’t matter. Like me, he was the was a writer, closing himself in his room and filling journals. I filled mine with poetry. I couldn’t write personal things about my family, because they wouldn’t have been praise-filled and there is no question Mom would’ve read them. Like me, he was way smarter than anyone else in his story, be they parents, siblings, grandparents or neighbors. (At least, I thought I was.)

I wanted to BE John Boy Walton.

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RDL: “Hard to Hold On to” by Laura Kaye (Excerpt) + #Giveaway

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Laura Kaye’s HARD TO HOLD ON TO! HARD TO HOLD ON TO is a Contemporary Romance filled with suspense and is a novella in the Hard Ink Series, published by Avon Impulse (an imprint of HarperCollins). And if this novella weren’t hot enough on its own, Laura is donating 100% of her proceeds from the first two weeks’ sales to a national non-profit organization that assists veterans transitioning back to civilian life!!

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Hard to Hold On to

(Hard Ink #2.5)

Author: Laura Kaye

Publishing Date: August 19, 2014

Publisher: Avon Impulse

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Happy Release Day to Yasmine Galenorn!

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“Yasmine Galenorn creates a world I never want to leave” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yasmine Galenorn’s Otherworld series is long running, best selling, and has unique, well developed world building. This rich environment has more than one story to tell… and it’s time for a new one to begin.

FLIGHT FROM HELL IS OUT TODAY!!!

FLIGHT FROM HELL is the novella bridge-piece that loosely links Yasmine’s existing Otherworld series with her upcoming Fly By Night series.

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Flight From Hell

(Otherworld #15.5)

Author: Yasmine Galenorn

Publishing Date: August 19, 2014

Publisher: InterMix

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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When Carter, half demon, comes to Menolly and her sisters, asking for their help, they think he’s just had a tiff with Shimmer, his blue dragon girlfriend.

But after talking to Alex Radcliffe, the owner of the Fly By Night Magical Investigations Agency where Shimmer works, they suspect that she has been kidnapped by an old enemy of Alex’s.

Now, Alex joins forces with the D’Artigo sisters in a desperate race to find Shimmer before Julian, a powerful vampire from Alex’s past with a grudge to settle, can use the dragon to wreak havoc on Seattle as revenge.

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RDL: “No In Between” by Lisa Renee Jones + #Giveaway

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Today we’re having the release day launch of Lisa Renee Jones No In Between, book 4 in her Inside Out series. Read below for the book info and Lisa’s amazing giveaway!!! :)

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No In Between

(Inside Out #4)

Author: Lisa Renee Jones

Publishing Date: August 19, 2014

Publisher: Gallery Books

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

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The fourth in the Inside Out erotic romance series by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, this steamy novel resolves Chris and Sarah’s relationship and leads into Mark’s story.

“Chris and I have faced our demons and bared our souls to one another in Paris. Now that we are back home in San Francisco, I want to believe that nothing can tear us apart. Not Ava’s accusations against me to the police, or Chris’s fear that he will destroy me as he feels he did Amber. And not Mark, who was once too intimately a part of our lives, and who I can see crumbling inside out. He believes he is invincible, just as I want to believe Chris and I are invincible. We have to be invincible. We need each other too much for any other ending.”

 

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Blog Tour: “Love and Let Spy” by Shana Galen (Guest Post) + #Giveaway

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Welcome to Book Lovin’ Mamas virtual stop on Shana Galen’s Love and Let Spy Blog Tour brought to you by InkSlinger PR.

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Top Ten Must-Haves for a Spy 

I’ve written my fair share of spy heroes and heroines. Even though they share the same profession, the spies I write about are different and unique. Some prefer daggers, while others are better with pistols. Some spies plan and scheme, while others are more spontaneous. In my most recent release, Love and Let Spy, the heroine is Jane Bonde (yes Bonde, Jane Bonde). She’s the best England has to offer, and her mission is to defeat England’s greatest enemy and save the empire. All in a day’s work, right?

The good news is that even though Jane is unique as a spy, all spies have a few must-haves in common.

10. Flexibility

A spy has to be willing to think on his or her feet. Plans change and schemes go awry. A good spy is flexible and can change his or her strategy at a moment’s notice.

9. A weapon

No spy worth his or her salt leaves home without a weapon. It might be a fancy gadget or a crude dagger, but spies are always armed.

8. A secret identity.

Spies can’t go around announcing who they are. That would put them and their families in jeopardy. They need codenames and secret identities in order to carry out their important work.

7. A leader

Jane has M, who is a former spy and who now head the Barbican group. The best spies are out in the field, and they need someone willing to sit at a desk and do the research so the field agents know where to go next.

6. A mentor

Spies also need mentors. No one is born a spy, so it’s important that spies have plenty of training before they risk their lives defending the country.

5. An escape plan

A spy never goes into a situation without knowing how he or she will get out. Spies often have to make quick escapes, and the path isn’t always conventional.

4. A weaponry designer

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Blog Tour: “Mean Streak” by Sandra Brown (ARC Review) + #Giveaway

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Welcome to Book Lovin’ Mamas virtual stop on Sandra Brown’s Mean Streak Blog Tour brought to you by Author’s Pal.

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Mean Streak

Author: Sandra Brown

Publishing Date: August 19, 2014

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Source: Netgalley

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her.

While police suspect Jeff of “instant divorce,” Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won’t even tell her his name. She’s determined to escape him, and willing to take any risks necessary to survive.

Unexpectedly, however, the two have a dangerous encounter with people who adhere to a code of justice all their own. At the center of the dispute is a desperate young woman whom Emory can’t turn her back on, even if it means breaking the law.

As her husband’s deception is revealed, and the FBI closes in on her captor, Emory begins to wonder if the man with no name is, in fact, her rescuer.

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