27 de abril de 2017

#NewRelease SPARK IN THE ASHES by Nikki Groom


Spark in the Ashes 
(Steel Souls #1)
by Nikki Groom

Releases 24th April


#SparkInTheAshesTour


Synopsis

Sadie Foster is consumed with revenge. The quiet beauty she portrays on the outside disguises the rage bubbling within her. Because on the inside, her desire for retribution dominates her every waking thought, until him…

Ramsey Dalton is an outlaw. A criminal that will do whatever it takes to get what he wants and to keep his MC brothers safe. He didn't know there could be more to his life than sex, drugs and death, until her...

Their meeting is pure chance. Their connection undeniable. But what neither of them know, is that their relationship threatens to uncover far more than they could have imagined.
Secrets and lies are best left buried, but sometimes they’re too real to stay dead.



My Review

Lately I've been discovering a bunch of new authors. Not because they're new in the business, but they're new for me. Nikki Groom is one of those authors. Spark in the Ashes is a MC Romance, yes, but it's also one of the most intense readings that I've have this month. The darkness surrounding the pages, the violence and the passion is breathtaking. 

The characters are very particular. Sadie Foster is a strong woman, with a extreme sense of the justice, and she appear in the first pages as an avenger angel. In her actions you can clearly see she's fighting demons from her past, but she's not winning the battle.She's loosing herself in the darkness and she's enjoying it. Then we found Ramsey, a big bad motherfucker, member of a MC. He saw when Sadie killed a man, he was amazed for her beauty and her strengh, for her courage. But he's also pissed because that prey was supposed to be his.

The night has a lot of surprises reserved for them, and the attraction will be undeniable.

I really really enjoyed this book. Like, too much. I loved it! The narrative rhythm, the emotions described by the author and the way she developed the character was addictive. The book is full of action, violence and surprises, but also we have the chance to witness the development of an intense romantic story, filled with lust and sensuality. About the ending: I never saw that coming. Can't wait for book number 2 to be released to find out more about the characters and their stories.



Excerpt

“Do you have any idea what you got involved in tonight, little girl?” His voice is low, dangerous, and for the first time since I woke, fear taps at each bone as it trickles down my spine and he moves closer. “I might not know your name, but I do know what you’ve done. What are you, some kind of femme fatale? You on a mission to rid the world of all the bad guys?” He chuckles to himself then stops with his body flush to mine. I hold his gaze, refusing to back off, feeling the fire in his eyes burning through mine. He strokes a finger lightly along my temple and down my cheek. “You got daddy issues?” he whispers.
“Fuck. You.” I shove at his chest, but he doesn’t budge an inch which only increases my frustration.
“Oh, sweetheart, usually I would take a girl up on such an offer, but—”
I bring my hand up to slap him, but he catches my wrist and grabs the other one in a flash, roughly pinning them to my side. “Oh no, you don’t.” He laughs under his breath, but his gaze is anything but humorous. “You got a lucky shot in last time. That kinda luck doesn’t happen twice.” He leans in close, pushing my hair from my face gently with his cheekbone and settling his hot breath over my ear. “Now, we can do this the easy way, or the hard way. I’m not above binding you again—” He pauses, letting a few heated breaths brush across my skin. “So tell me, are you going to bend and comply? Which will make it so much easier for you, or am I going to have to wrangle your twisted little soul into submission?”

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Meet the Author

Nikki Groom is a hopeless romantic, lover of all things happily ever after and firm believer that love makes the world go around.

In her spare time, you will find Nikki laughing with her very treasured family, walking with her beloved dog in the hundred acre wood or curled up in a cosy corner with words and wine.

She lives in East Sussex with her husband and two children. Having turned her hand to many things over the years, Nikki is now proud to add ‘author’ to that list.

Having always been a dreamer, Nikki’s imagination stretches far and wide, which enables her to get lost in faraway places and imaginary people.

Nikki loves to chat, especially about books! You can find her here…

Website- www.nikkigroomwrites.com                            Email: nikkigroom.author@gmail.com

26 de abril de 2017

Blog on the Run se une al #BlogTourLaAlondra


¡Buenos días, amigos y seguidores del blog!

Me es muy grato escribirles esta semana en ocasión del #BlogTourLaAlondra, una iniciativa moderada por Noches En Florencia Fan Podcast, @CanalSRfansESP y las diferentes cuentas de fans de Sylvain Reynard para la comunidad hispana.

Hemos conversado previamente sobre El Príncipe y La Alondra (ambas novelas disponibles en Español) que son los primeros tomos de la serie Noches en Florencia. Historia que continúa con The Shadow (si pinchan el enlace los conducirá a un video que preparé para el canal) y The Roman, ambos títulos pendientes de traducción. 

Y para no llover sobre mojado, decidí que lo más apropiado para unirme a la celebración era echar mano de algo especial para sorprenderlos.

De hecho, no soy yo quien los sorprenderá esta vez...
Sino mi bloguero invitado.


Tratándose de una ocasión tan especial, ¿quién mejor para tomar el control del blog y saludarles que el propio autor de la serie Noches en Florencia? Sylvain Reynard se pone su camiseta de Bloguero para compartir una entrada muy especial en la que comentará su experiencia con los lectores de habla hispana, y tocará temas como la piratería y cómo afecta el mercado editorial.



Teaser de "La Alondra" - @ExtremeDamage
Hola Miriam. Es un gran placer estar contigo. Gracias por invitarme.

He estado muy sorprendido y complacido de ser aceptado por la comunidad hispanohablante alrededor del mundo.

Imagina ser un desconocido en un lugar donde hablas muy poco de su idioma. Y entonces imagina que las personas que conoces allí siempre te saludan cordialmente, te envían palabras de aliento y te invitan a sus hogares y te presentan a su familia.

Te alimentan con la comida que sus madres y abuelas prepararon. Te enseñan nuevas palabras y nueva música. Bailan contigo, ríen contigo. Dedican innumerables horas a discutir tus obras creativas y siempre, siempre, te apoyan.

Así es como me han dado la bienvenida en la comunidad hispanohablante - no como un autor sino como un amigo. Estoy muy agradecido por la amabilidad y la hospitalidad.

Juntos, continuaremos trabajando para traer las traducciones en español de “The Shadow” y “The Roman” a la comunidad hispanohablante. No me doy por vencido. Me siento esperanzado.

También tengo la esperanza de que tal vez algún día La Serie de Gabriel se convierta en película.

Por último, permíteme decir que una de las razones por las que me opongo a la piratería es porque creo que engaña a los trabajadores. Los trabajadores merecen recibir un salario razonable por su trabajo - esto es lo justo. Pero cuando alguien piratea un libro y alguien lee ese libro sin pagar por él, se juega con el salario de todos los trabajadores. La mayor parte del dinero que hacen las ventas de mis libros en español van a los ciudadanos Españoles y Latinoamericanos -  trabajadores que hacen traducciones, editores, publicistas, artistas gráficos, oficinistas, vendedores, etc. Cuando los libros son pirateados y no se venden, la editorial tiene que aumentar los precios de todos los libros para poder pagar a sus trabajadores un salario justo. Y esto significa que un acto de piratería no sólo afecta negativamente a todos los trabajadores, sino que castiga a todas las personas que compran libros legalmente, porque están pagando un precio excesivo para cubrir la pérdida de ingresos debido a las novelas piratas.

Un punto relacionado es que si un editor no ve un cierto número de ventas, cancelan la publicación de futuras novelas del autor. Así que cientos y miles de lectores son castigados por no poder leer una serie completa, porque demasiados libros fueron pirateados y robados y no se vendieron legalmente bastantes copias de la novela.

Así que, por el bien de los trabajadores y lectores Hispanos y Latinoamericanos, pido a todos que paguen por sus propios libros y no los pirateen ni lean copias piratas. Gracias.
 SR.

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English Version

Hello Miriam. It’s a great pleasure to be with you. Thank you for inviting me.

I have been so surprised and so pleased to be embraced by the Spanish speaking community around the world.

Imagine being a stranger in a place where you speak the language only a little. And then imagine that the people you meet always greet you warmly, they send you words of encouragement, and they invite you into your homes and introduce you to their family.

They feed you the foods their mothers and grandmothers prepared. They teach you new words and new music. They dance with you, they laugh with you. They devote countless hours to discussing your creative works and always, always, they support you.

This is how I have been welcomed into the Spanish speaking community – not as an author but as a friend. I am so grateful for the kindness and the hospitality.

Together, we will continue to work to bring Spanish translations of The Shadow and The Roman to the Spanish speaking community. I am not giving up. I am hopeful.

I am also hopeful that perhaps someday The Gabriel Series will appear on film.

Lastly, let me say that one of the reasons why I oppose piracy is because I believe it cheats the workers. Workers deserve to be paid a fair wage for their labour – this is justice. But when someone pirates a book and someone reads that book without paying for it, all the workers are cheated of their wage. Most of the money made by the sales of my Spanish language books go to Spanish and Latin American citizens – workers who are translators, editors, publicists, graphic artists, office workers, sales persons, etc. When books are pirated and not sold, the publisher has to increase the prices of all books so they can afford to pay their workers a fair wage. And this means that one act of piracy not only cheats all the workers, it punishes all the people who buy books legally, because they are paying an inflated price to cover the loss of revenue due to pirated novels. A related point is that if a publisher doesn’t see a certain number of sales, they cancel publication of future novels by an author. So then hundreds and thousands of readers are punished by not being able to read a complete series, because too many books were pirated and stolen and not enough copies of the novel were legally sold.

So for the sake of Spanish and Latin American workers and readers, I ask everyone to pay for their owns and not pirate books or read pirated copies. Thank you.

SR.

Teaser de "La Alondra" - @ExtremeDamage

¿Quieres conocer más sobre La Alondra? Entonces presta atención:

Tras el éxito de la saga «Gabriel», Sylvain Reynard vuelve con un nuevo volumen de la trilogía erótica con aires vampíricos que ha arrasado en todo el mundo.

Raven Woods pasa los días en la galería de los Uffizi de Florencia restaurando valiosas obras de arte renacentistas. Una noche, cuando regresa a casa, ve a unos desconocidos dándole una paliza a un mendigo y decide intervenir para impedirlo. Los asaltantes la arrastran hasta un callejón, aunque, de pronto, el ataque se interrumpe entre una cacofonía de cuervos y los gritos de sus asaltantes. Por suerte para ella, pierde el conocimiento tras ver la sombra de una figura que le susurra: «Cassita vulneratus».
Cuando Raven se despierta, está inexplicablemente cambiada. Nadie la reconoce en la galería y, lo que es más grave, se da cuenta de que ha estado ausente durante una semana. La joven no recuerda nada de lo que sucedió antes de su desaparición que, casualmente, coincide con uno de los robos más importantes de la historia de la galería: el de un conjunto de ilustracionesde Botticelli de un valor incalculable. Cuando la policía la señala como la principal sospechosa del robo, Raven trata desesperadamente de limpiar su nombre. Para ello, contacta con uno de los hombres más ricos, enigmáticos y esquivos de la ciudad y le pide que la ayude a aclarar qué hay tras su desaparición.

Con él se verá arrastrada a un inframundo oscuro cuyos habitantes matan para mantener sus secretos a salvo.


Esta novela ha sido descrita por su autor como "(…) una historia de amor sobre dos personas de mundos diferentes. Raven posee una belleza poco convencional, es inteligente y valiente. Y el Príncipe es una figura misteriosa y poderosa, quien ha esperado siete siglos para encontrar su alma gemela."


Descubre la historia de Raven y El Príncipe, y déjate atrapar por su magia adquiriendo tu copia en:


Teaser de "La Alondra" - @ExtremeDamage

Esta historia continúa en The Shadow


El Príncipe vampiro de Raven Wood ha regresado, prometiendo su amor y prometiendo justicia por todo el mal que le han hecho a ella. A raíz de su reunión, Raven se enfrenta a una terrible decisión: permitir que el Príncipe se vengue de los demonios de su pasado, o persuadirlo para que detenga su mano.

Pero hay mucho más en juego que el corazón de Raven ... Una sombra ha caído sobre la ciudad de Florencia. El inspector Batelli no descansará hasta que descubra la conexión de Raven con el robo del invaluable arte de la Galería de los Uffizi. Y mientras el Príncipe persigue a un traidor que lo sabotea a cada paso, se encuentra a sí mismo siendo el blanco de un mortal enemigo de los vampiros. 

Mientras lleva a cabo una guerra en dos frentes, tendrá que mantener su amor por Raven en secreto, o corre el riesgo de exponer su mayor debilidad…

Teaser de "The Shadow" cortesía de Patricia Hinojosa (@MoonSeductive)

La aventura por Florencia continúa. Sigue descubriendo esta maravillosa ciudad junto a nosotros visitando los blogs participantes en este tercer día de tour:

Entrada Promocional + Reseña → http://trastabiladas.blogspot.com.es   
Entrada Promocional + Reseña → http://bookimperial.blogspot.com  
Sylvain Reynard como Bloguero Invitado → http://extremedamage.blogspot.com

Mantente informado sobre el resto del blog tour en:

25 de abril de 2017

#NewRelease (+REVIEW) CHECKMATE: THIS IS EFFORTLESS





Title: Checkmate: This is Effortless
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Drew & Courtney, #2)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Friends to Lovers
Photographer & Designer: Sara Eirew
Release Date: April 25, 2017



Introducing book 2 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox! This friends to lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the game?
Courtney Bishop is as sugary sweet as her famous blueberry muffins.
Southern belle at heart, Cali girl by choice.
She barged into my life and easily became my best friend.
All was great as roommates and just friends, but then I fell for the girl who could chop firewood, deliver baby calves, and bail hay without breaking a sweat.
She’s the perfect mixture of sugar and spice, and I love her.
Being more than friends and trying to build our future isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Moving forward and creating memories is all I want for us, but when the past continues to come back and haunt me, I’m not so sure she’ll stay for the ride.
Loving her is easy, but losing her will break me. Burning passion combined with an undeniable chemistry constantly pushes and pulls us together. In the end, I’ll prove we’re worth the fight, even when the game is far from over.
Checkmate, sweetheart.
*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*
**This is book 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series–a friends to lovers romance. You must read book 1, Checkmate: This is Reckless first. Highly recommended to read the Checkmate Duet, This is War and This is Love first, but not necessary. This can read as a standalone duet.**




After reading Checkmate: This is Reckless (check the link to read my review) I was wondering how Kennedy Fox would top that book. The first book about Drew and Courtney was hilarious and utterly romantic, but it had a touch of suspense and little bit of madness. It was a perfect mix. And, write something beyond perfection isn´t easy. But this duo did it!

This is Effortless take the story exactly where the previous book was left. With a very pissed Drew in bed with a crazy woman (Mia's haters, please raise your hands). But more than pissed, Drew is terrified. He doesn't know where Courtney is and how things got that bad. Not far from there, Courtney, suddenly, waked up in a place that looks like her room. Everything is where is supposed to be. Everything but Drew. The she received the first taste of Mia’s brand of madness. She needs to get back to Drew, and run the hell out of that place. Relieve flows through her system when Drew found her. They’re together, they’re safe but there’s a menace over their heads.

“I’ll be with you and won’t let you out of my sight. I’ll protect you, sweetheart.”

After that, things seem to be back to normal. Drew and Courtney’s relationship grew, evolved and became stronger. They’re happy and enjoying themselves, focusing in their jobs and planning their life together, as friends and lovers. The beauty about their relationship is their capacity to take the bad and the ugly, and turn it into something good and capable to make their relationship stronger.

“Drew Fisher, I knew you and all your quirks long before I fell in love with you”

“I fell in love with you despite all your weird hillbilly quirks.”

Some people say that the road to happiness isn’t easy, and certainly in this book IS NOT easy at all. Despite the humor and the sweet moments, Drew and Courtney must fight very hard to be together. And while our dear characters are facing danger and madness to find their HEA, Viola and Travis are making their family even bigger, at some point, the authors share some hints about their next book in a particular Christmas party, and maybe Drew and Courtney get involved in the adoption of a pet.

At the end of this book, emotions are all over the place: fear and rage, but also love, humor and joy. I loved every single page of this book and can’t wait to live a new adventure with the characters created by Kennedy Fox.


“Loving you has and will always be effortless.”











CHECKMATE: THIS IS RECKLESS (BOOK 1)*MUST READ THIS ONE FIRST

THE CHECKMATE DUET (TRAVIS & VIOLA)

ALSO AVAILABLE ON OTHER PLATFORMS


BOXED SET AVAILABLE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED
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Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2nSXXze
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Amazon AU: http://amzn.to/2o5taBy







A secret duo of romance authors team up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox who share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!
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