Netgalley Knockout - What Went Down in July

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


As you know, I signed up for the eGalley challenge going on over at Goldilox and the Three Weres. This is just a update of what I read in July. 

Okey Dokes...below are the books I read were:

The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox
Zane by Brenda Jackson
The Mistress by Tiffany Reisz

All of these I requested through Netgalley. I had some older review requests I had to get out of the way so I only got to three, but I think I did pretty good... I'm pretty stoked for August and I'm looking foward to the challenge.


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Series Review: Ward of The Vampire by Kallysten




Published: Feb. 28th (book 1) March 14th (book 2) July (Book 3) 
Series: Warden of the Vampire
Source: Purchased
Authors Website
Sex: R - Strong Sexual Content
Available: Amazon
Genre:
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This is one addictive series…I’m totally hooked and its all Liz @ Fictional Candy’s fault. I saw her reviews for these books and just loved them. It wasn't just her written words that drew me in, it was the covers too…very sexxy. The Ward of the Vampire series if you have not read it, is a collection of novella’s revolving around Angelina and her very reluctant warden Morgan Ward. 

When I say I literally read all three books in one day…I really did. The story-line was very good and quite interesting. I mean to be held basically captive in a sexy vampires house…wait I mean mansion. I don’t know if a girl should be happy or mad as hell. 

But in Angelina’s case…she’s mad until she starts falling in love with her unwilling warden. 

This story? wow. I don’t even know what to say really. I just absolutely loved it. It all starts with Angelina being “compelled” not to leave Morgan Ward’s house on the night of his big birthday bash by his sister…her boss. I mean she literally CANNOT leave this man’s house and if she does…she dies! And folks, it all kind of takes off from there. Angelina finds out that vampires really do exist and as scared as she is…she's very attracted to Morgan and he's attracted to her too.

In books 1&2, Angelina and Morgan are trying to feel one another out. They’re both in a situation where they have no control over whats happening to them and it’s seriously wearing on both their nerves. The tension between these two was ridiculously thick. And O...M...F..G! those hot sex scenes that were only…shit I can’t tell. But let me just say this, if "I" was Angelina, I would NOT be too happy either...well maybe satisfied, but definitely not happy!

With the first two books, I was Angelina’s champion because Morgan was…no, he is something of ass towards her...the girl couldn't seem to get on this mans good side. But by the time I got to the third book where her parents (who basically force themselves on her and NYC) come to visit her, I have to say that I was on team Morgan...I thought Angelina switched roles. To me she became that little boy in your third grade class who likes you “a whole lot”, but doesn't know how to handle it, so he picked fights with you? Yup…that’s what I thought of her. I know she was frustrated because things aren't exactly going her way..but to be acting all stank? ..not cool man…not cool. Morgan didn't do an exact 360 with his attitude, but he was way nicer to her than she was towards him. 

There is more to this story that you dear reader will have to “read” to find out. Even I have questions with lots of unanswered answers. What game are Delilah (Morgans crazy “sister’) & maker call themselves playing? what point are they trying to prove? I found out that their ultimate plan is to…nawh, wait I can’t tell you..hehehe. Read the books..yeah, I just did that. The books are short and super fast to get though and hell, they’re all .99 cents. 

Now I have to wait until October read what happens next with our reluctant couple. And as impatient as I can be, I can’t wait…I need to know now. So Kallysten, you need to push the release date a little further up. Am I being pushy? Maybe, but damn…this series is like good weed. Got you all relaxed, but paranoid as hell to get your hands on more!









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VBT/Cover Reveal: Gabrielle Bissets Blood Craving

Happy Hump Day! I haver a cover to share with you...I wonder...


Blood Craving (Sons of Navarus #5) by Gabrielle Bisset Erotic Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance Publisher: Copper Key
Media Release Date: Winter 2013 Heat Level: Sizzling Word Count/Length: TBA

I am everything you hunger for. I am vampire. For Sion, reason and logic are his only solace. Since becoming vampire in the 1940s, he has shunned feelings, morphing into a being more machine than man. As a Son, he keeps his distance from the others, allowing only one soul in the world to stir his icy heart.

A vampire turned in ancient Greece, Kali is the only hope the Sons and the Order of Macaria have to decipher the prophecy now that Thane is gone. But her past hides a dark secret that has finally caught up with her. Demons she only barely controlled now threaten her very life and the safety of all dear to her. The one vampire who can help her knows nothing of how to reach another's heart, but without him, they both may be lost.

 Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.



Gabrielle Bisset's first book was published in June 2011, and since then she's been busy writing the bestselling 'Sons of Navarus' series. The series includes the following books: Blood Avenged (Sons of Navarus #1), Blood Betrayed (Sons of Navarus #2), Longing (A Sons of Navarus Short Story), Blood Spirit (Sons of Navarus #3), The Deepest Cut (A Sons of Navarus Short Story) and Blood Prophecy (Sons of Navarus #4). When she's not writing, she enjoys cooking, reading, and watching movies. She lives in Pennsylvania with her teenage son and a herd of pets. Readers can contact her at gabriellebisset@gmail.com. 

 Connect with Gabrielle Bisset 
Website - http://www.gabriellebisset.com/ Sons of Navarus FB Page - https://www.facebook.com/SonsOfNavarusSeries Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/gabriellebisset




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VBT: Series Spotlight/Giveaway ~ Tracy Cooper-Posey's Kiss Across Time Series

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Hello Sexxy's and welcome to my stop in the tour...there will be a tour-wide giveaway at the end of this post. Okay...I'm loving the titles of these books...they all start with kiss and what can go wrong with a lil kissing ^_^

Kiss Across Time, Book 1
Genre: Time travel, MMF ménage romance, contemporary and historical settings
Format: eBook and print
Short novel length
Available at Amazon: Amazon Kindle | Amazon Print

*KISS ACROSS TIME will be FREE from July 24 - 28 for Kindle*

A single kiss can change more than one life…or two.
Taylor Yates is fired for insisting the Fifth Century Arthurian poet, Inigo Domhnall, existed. When she hears Domhnall’s lyrics in a death metal song, she engineers a meeting with lead singer, Brody Gallagher. An unintended kiss sends them spinning back to the poet’s time, when Saxons were pillaging King Arthur’s Britain.
Brody’s all for kissing her again.  More, he wants her to kiss his friend and lover, Veris, to see what will happen.  When Veris’ kiss sends them back to the time of the Vikings neither man is willing to let Taylor simply walk out of their lives.
But Brody and Veris are more than lovers and sexual playmates, as Taylor learns when they investigate the kisses that send them across time.  The secrets they share have the power to completely alter her life.

Kiss Across Time, Book 2
 Genre: Time travel, MMF ménage romance, contemporary and historical settings
Format: eBook and print
Short novel length
Available at:
Amazon US | Amazon US Print | Amazon UK | Amazon UK Print | Smashwords | Kobo | All Romance eBooks | B&N Print

Taylor Yates never dreamed growing up she would end up happily living with two drop-dead sexy vampires and time-hopping through their thousand years of personal history. Her life is complete…or is it?
When she finds herself at the seige of Jerusalem during the first crusade, Veris doesn’t know her at all and doesn’t want to.  Worst of all, he and Brody are total strangers, and Taylor drives a wedge in deep between them by trying to seduce Veris at their first meeting—not something a lady of the day does if she wants to keep her head.
Taylor and Brody must woo Veris using the customs of medieval England, win his heart and his full commitment before Jerusalem falls in four days time—or when they return to their own time, their lives as they know them will be gone…



Kiss Across Time, Book 3
 Genre: Time travel, MMF ménage romance, contemporary and historical settings
Format: eBook and print
Short novel length
Available July 1, 2013:
Amazon US | Amazon UK | All Romance eBooks | Kobo | Smashwords

It is four years since Taylor and Brody almost lost Veris during the First Crusade. Now they know how to control time jumps, they have settled into a very nearly perfect, nearly human life, raising their daughter Marit.
When Brody defies Queen Tira to protect Marit, the three of them jump back three days in time to collect evidence the queen set up Brody for a drug bust in retribution.  The jump sends them back to Brody’s personal nightmare:  Fifth century Constantinople.
While Brody survives as a flogged slave, Taylor masquerades as the wife of an aristocrat and searches for Brody to release him.  They must wait for Veris to find them before jumping home and Taylor watches each brutal chariot race, wondering if this will be Brody’s last.  Brody once died in the Hippodrome and he is human this time, too….

Tracy Cooper-Posey is an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author. She writes erotic vampire romances, hot romantic suspense, paranormal and urban fantasy romances. She has published over 50 novels since 1999, been nominated for five CAPAs including Favourite Author, and won the Emma Darcy Award. 

She turned to indie publishing in 2011. Her indie titles have been nominated four times for Book Of The Year and Byzantine Heartbreak was a 2012 winner.  She has been a national magazine editor and for a decade she taught romance writing at MacEwan University. 

She is addicted to Irish Breakfast tea and chocolate, sometimes taken together.  In her spare time she enjoys history, Sherlock Holmes, science fiction and ignoring her treadmill. An Australian, she lives in Edmonton, Canada with her husband, a former professional wrestler, where she moved in 1996 after meeting him on-line. 

Catch up with Tracy at her:

Giveaway
Tracy is giving away the following prized when the tour ends:
Grand Prize:  $30 Amazon GC
2nd Prize:  $15 Amazon GC
3rd Prize:  a signed paper set of Kiss Across Time (North America) or an eBook set if international winner.
Runners-up:  6 runners up will receive eBook sets of Kiss Across Time.

Tracy Cooper-Posey's KISS ACROSS CHAINS Tour Schedule
July 1 - July 31

7/01- Book Monster Reviews (Guest Post)
http://www.bookmonsterreviews.com/

7/02- Close Encounters with the Night Kind (Guest Post)
http://closeencounterswiththenightkind.blogspot.com/

7/03 - Romance Junkies (interview)
http://www.romancejunkies.com/rjblog/

7/04 - Toot's Book Reviews (series spotlight)
http://tootsbookreviews.blogspot.com/

7/05- You Gotta Read Reviews (interview)
http://yougottaread.com/

7/06- Riverina Romantics ( guest post)
http://riverinaromantics.blogspot.com/

7/08- Book Lovin' Mamas (guest post & series spotlight)
http://booklovinmamas.blogspot.com/

7/09- Brynna Curry's In Shadows Blog (series spotlight)
http://brynnacurryguests.blogspot.com/

7/10- Night Owl Reviews (series spotlight & giveaway)
http://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5

7/10 - Book Pages & Dripping Ink (series spotlight)
http://bookpagesanddrippingink.blogspot.com/

7/11- I Smell Sheep (guest post)
http://www.ismellsheep.com/

7/12- Curse of the Bibliophile (interview)
http://curseofthebibliophile.blogspot.com/

7/14- Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews (series spotlight + reviews)
http://literalhottiesnaughtybookreviews.blogspot.com/

7/15- The Next Chapter (interview and series spotlight) + reviews
http://www.costhenextchapter.blogspot.com/

7/16- United by Books (series spotlight)
http://unitedbybooks.blogspot.com/

7/17- Romancing the Book (series spotlight + reviews)
http://romancing-the-book.com/

7/19- Celestial Reviews (series spotlight) + reviews
http://cecesreviews.blogspot.com/

7/20- The Reading Café (series spotlight + reviews)
http://thereadingcafe.com/

7/21-Offbeat Vagabond (guest post) review later
http://offbeatvagabond.blogspot.com/

7/22- Literal Addiction (guest post + series spotlight)
http://www.literaladdiction.com/


7/22 - Page Flipperz (series spotlight)
http://pageflipperz.blogspot.com/

7/23- Vampires, Werewolves &Fairies Oh My! (Guest post) reviews
http://vampireswerewolvesfairiesohmy.blogspot.com/

7/24- Cocktails & Books (series spotlight)
http://www.cocktailsandbooks.com/

7/25- Wicked Readings by Tawania (series spotlight & reviews)
http://www.wickedreadingsbytawania.blogspot.com/

7/26- Mad Hatter Reads (interview)
http://madhatterreads.blogspot.com/

7/26 - Coffee & Characters (series spotlight)
http://daniellecromero.blogspot.com/

7/27- Smoldering Heat (guest post)
http://smolderingheat.wordpress.com/

7/27 - Tiffy-Fit's Reading Corner (series spotlight + reviews)
http://tiffyfit.blogspot.com/

7/28- Mimmi's Musings (series spotlight)
http://mimmismusings.blogspot.com/

7/29-GraveTells (guest post)
http://gravetells.com/

7/30- Salacious Reads (series spotlight)
http://www.salaciousreads.com/

7/30 - My Secret Romance (series spotlight + reviews)
http://www.mysecretromancebookreviews.com/

7/31- Fandom Fanatic (series spotlight) and reviews
http://fandomfanatic.blogspot.com/








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VBT: Blog Barrage/Giveaway ~ That First Kiss by J.C. Valentine

Monday, July 29, 2013



Hi and welcome to my stop in this tour...there will be a tour-wide giveaway at the end of this post. Lets start the week of with a little erotic romance. 

That First Kiss (Night Calls #2)
by J.C. Valentine
Erotic Contemporary Romance
Publisher: J.C. Valentine
Release Date: June 18, 2013
Heat Level: Sizzling
Length: 340 pages

Available at:
Amazon
B&N
Kobo
Smashwords

Mercurial and charming, Tate Larson is a rising author and playboy who has a different woman on his arm every night of the week. Focused on his work, Tate has no plans to settle down any time soon. That is until he meets his pretty new assistant, Piper Donovan.



Desperate to escape the promise of backwater living, Piper ditched her Alabama hometown and never looked back. That was almost two years ago. Now that she is out of a job and her bank account is running on fumes, she’s desperate to find a job, fast. She finds the break she is searching for when she lands a position at Bookish Temptations. A little dancing and a lot of drinks with the girls seem the perfect way to celebrate. After a brief but explosive encounter with a man she was never supposed to see again turns out to be the same man she will be bending over backwards to please, her every instinct tells her to run. But when running means leaving the life she has struggled so hard to create, Piper decides her only option is to continue working for the devastatingly sexy Tate Larson...even if it kills her.

Unable to deny their growing attraction, they struggle to keep their distance in a relationship that requires anything but.

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.


His finger stroked the inside of her thigh, seeking higher ground as his thoughts rolled forward. Piper’s eyes trained on his face, hanging on his every word. “I didn’t intend for things to get as heated as they did, but as soon as I touched you, I needed more. I couldn’t help myself. You possessed me.”

The glazed look in her eye told him that she was remembering that night as vividly as he was. Placing both hands on the cushions on either side of her body, he hemmed her in, bringing their faces so close that when he spoke, his lips grazed hers. “The way you danced that night, pushing that sweet little ass of yours against me. It’s haunted me, Piper,” he whispered. “You need to understand, I tried to resist you, just like I have been trying to resist you, but you drive me crazy. When I’m with you, it takes everything in me to stay away. All I think about, all I dream about is burying myself inside you.”

Piper licked her lips and Tate zeroed in on the tiny movement. “I want to suck those plump lips into my mouth,” he murmured. Shifting, he brought his knee up so it rested on the couch alongside hers and hovered over her. Her face was flushed and her chest rose and fell heavily. She wasn’t unaffected.

“You need to leave,” she said weakly.

Tate chose that moment to drop his head into the crook of her neck, nuzzling her. She smelled faintly of roses, and his cock jumped at her soft, feminine scent. “Do you want me to leave?” he asked softly.

He could feel her softening beneath him, her breath coming out in shudders as he skimmed his lips lightly up her neck to her ear, where he licked the pulse beating rapidly beneath her sensitive skin. “Yes.” The single word left her on a stilted breath, only solidifying his need to get inside her. “I don’t think you do,” he murmured. With sure hands, Tate grabbed the backs of her thighs and yanked her toward him, seating her firmly beneath him on her back with her legs spread wide.




J.C. Valentine is the alter-ego of Brandi Salazar, whose enjoyment of erotic tales of romance spurred her to branch out and create her own.

Connect with J.C. Valentine
Twitter - https://twitter.com/brandellavanela


GIVEAWAY
Prize is 2 eBook copies (1 each to 2 winners) of "That First Kiss (Night Calls #2)" from J.C. Valentine. Contest is barrage-wide, open internationally and ends August 4. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
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VBT/Review ~ Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones



This review is part of the Escaping Reality Tour hosted by Book Monster Promotions.

Published: July 22, 2013
Series: The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1
Julie Patra Publishing
Authors Website
Source: ARC provided through Book Monster Promotions
Sex: R - Strong Sexual Content
Available: Barnes & Noble / Amazon / iBooks
Genre:
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Infinite possibilities….
Infinite passion…..
Infinite danger….

His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked and hot. I shouldn’t trust him. I shouldn’t tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breathe? He is what I need.

At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loves to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she’s finally dared to believe she is forgotten–even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets down her guard, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run.

On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing recluse billionaire, who is also a brilliant, and famous, prodigy architect. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. Refusing to take “no” as an answer, he sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. He makes her want to be possessed. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give? And what if there is more to Liam than meets the eyes?



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I liked the dynamics of Escaping Reality. Amy’s and Liam’s relationship is very intense and hot…it also started very quickly. I mean like zero to sixty quickly, but it worked for this story. I liked that Lara/Amy was a little tough even with her circumstances. I liked that she got angry and wanted to take more control over what was going on with her life.

I also liked the fact that Lara/Amy finally started looking into what happened to her family and just didn't keep on running like a chicken with her head cut off and that she started questioning her “handler”. I was a little confused about the whole Megan/Jared factor and also Megan’s so called boss…but this is part of the mystery that is Lara/Amy’s life I suppose. The ending I have to say I wasn't too impressed with as it left me more confused. Did she really think Liam has something to do with her past? And hell, what does Liam really know about her? why leave like that? Lot's a questions...

Escaping Reality is a good solid story with great suspense, mystery and a romance that has a whole lot of heat. I enjoy Lisa Renee’s writing….I think she has a way of spicing of her mysteries as she always adds a little something extra to them. But in the end, this story-line held little excitement for me as there was very little connection to it or its characters and I just wanted it to be over.

Definitely a what the hell just happened kind of story...












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