15 de junio de 2018

Excerpt Reveal | THE DARKEST WARRIOR by Gena Showalter

     
The Queen of Paranormal Romance, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter, returns with THE DARKEST WARRIOR, a searing Lords of the Underworld tale featuring a beastly prince and the wife he will wage war to keep. 

Check out the sneak peek below and pre-order your copy of THE DARKEST WARRIOR today!

   

THE DARKEST WARRIOR 

Synopsis:

He is ice…Puck the Undefeated, host of the demon of Indifference, cannot experience emotion without punishment, so he allows himself to feel nothing. Until her. According to ancient prophecy, she is the key to avenging his past, saving his realm and ruling as king. All he must do? Steal her from the man she loves—and marry her.
She is fire…Gillian Shaw has suffered many tragedies in her too-short life, but nothing could have prepared the fragile human for her transition into immortality. To survive, she must wed a horned monster who both intrigues and frightens her…and become the warrior queen she was born to be.
Together they burn.As a rising sense of possession and obsession overtake Puck, so does insatiable lust. The more he learns about his clever, resourceful wife, the more he craves her. And the more time Gillian spends with her protective husband, the more she aches for him. But the prophecy also predicts an unhappily-ever-after. Can Puck defeat fate itself to keep the woman who brought his deadened heart back to life? Or will they succumb to destiny, losing each other…and everything they’ve been fighting for?

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EXCERPT: 

The three-day journey took a toll on Puck. No campsites, no food or water. At least he managed to avoid the rifts leading to traps.
Finally, he reached the sand tower. The Oracles lived up top, with a view of...everything. Too weak to climb, Puck used the last of his magic to create a sand staircase.
He needed to acquire more magic, which meant he would have to kill someone, and soon.
Should he slay one of the Oracles? History claimed the trio created Amaranthia as a safe haven for anyone with magical inclinations. Their supply of magic must be limitless, even unending.
At one time, the thought of harming a female would have disgusted him. Now? Possessed by the demon of Indifference?  Bring it. A source was a source.
Business first. As he stepped onto the upper level without rails or walls he discovered three females standing together, each draped from breast to thigh in colorful scarfs. A fine, dark mist obscured their faces.
In lieu of a greeting, he said, “You know why I’m here.” They must. “How do I regain what’s mine? Freedom from the demon. The Connacht crown. Unification for the clans. Protection for my realm. Sin’s black heart on a golden platter. Princess Alannah.”
He would take her as his due.
As winds grew more violent, the women asked in unison, “What is our credo, Puck the Undefeated?”
All of Amaranthia learned their credo from the crib. Nothing given, nothing gained. The more personal the gift, the more detailed the answer.
What was more personal than his blackened heart?
Will be unable to render a kill afterward.
Worth it.
Determined, he withdrew a dagger from a sheath at his waist and thrust the blade into his rib cage. Warm blood poured down his chest. Pain devoured his strength with the same tenacity as Indifference, scorching every nerve ending in his body. Eventually his knees gave out. But even as he fell, he continued to hack through muscle and bone. Finally, success.
As an immortal, he would recover...soonish. Here and now, his mind would remain conscious for a minute, maybe two. Plenty of time to get what he needed. Sin had taught him well: the entire course of your life could change between one breath and another.
With a flick of his wrist, the still-beating heart rolled toward the Oracles. Twitters of acceptance rang out, followed by voices, one Oracle speaking after the other.
“You love our home, our people, despite your...limitations. But what has been spoken cannot be undone. What is to happen, will happen.”
“One prophecy can work alongside another, and what was can be made right.”
“To save us all, wed the girl who belongs to William of the Dark...she is the key...”
“Bring your wife to our lands and lead the dark one here after. Only the male who will live or die for the girl has the power to dethrone Sin the Demented.”
When had his brother earned the moniker “the Demented”?
“Only then shall you have all you desire.”
“But do not forget Ananke’s shears, for they are necessary...” Together the Oracles whispered, “There is no other way.” In the ensuing quiet, Puck’s thoughts whirled. William of the Dark. He’d never heard of him, or the girl the male would “live or die for.” The two needed to be brought to Amaranthia, one after the other. Very well.
As a heavy gloom toyed with the edges of his mind, he ordered and set his tasks.
Find William of the Dark. Wed the girl he loves. War with Sin.
One prophecy would not supersede the other. Instead, the two would work in tandem. Meaning, William would not kill Sin, would only dethrone him. The rest would be up to Puck.
Nothing would stop him from completing each task. William. Wed. War. One day, Puck would wear the Connacht crown, save his people and unite the clans.

Finally the gloom stopped toying and started devouring, swallowing him whole. He knew nothing more.

About the author:



Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series--Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles--and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she's appeared on Nightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black--if you ask her about it, she'll talk for hours…hours! Her books have been translated in multiple languages. She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at genashowalter.com or Facebook.com/genashowalterfans

Visit her Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

13 de junio de 2018

Waiting On Wednesday | #TeaserBlitz THE DARKEST WARRIOR by Gena Showalter

   

The Queen of Paranormal Romance, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter, returns with THE DARKEST WARRIOR, a searing Lords of the Underworld tale featuring a beastly prince and the wife he will wage war to keep. Pre-order your copy of THE DARKEST WARRIOR today!

   

THE DARKEST WARRIOR 

Synopsis:

He is ice…Puck the Undefeated, host of the demon of Indifference, cannot experience emotion without punishment, so he allows himself to feel nothing. Until her. According to ancient prophecy, she is the key to avenging his past, saving his realm and ruling as king. All he must do? Steal her from the man she loves—and marry her.
She is fire…Gillian Shaw has suffered many tragedies in her too-short life, but nothing could have prepared the fragile human for her transition into immortality. To survive, she must wed a horned monster who both intrigues and frightens her…and become the warrior queen she was born to be.
Together they burn.As a rising sense of possession and obsession overtake Puck, so does insatiable lust. The more he learns about his clever, resourceful wife, the more he craves her. And the more time Gillian spends with her protective husband, the more she aches for him. But the prophecy also predicts an unhappily-ever-after. Can Puck defeat fate itself to keep the woman who brought his deadened heart back to life? Or will they succumb to destiny, losing each other…and everything they’ve been fighting for?

 

Preorder THE DARKEST WARRIOR here!


Add it to your Goodreads Now!

     

About the author:



Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series--Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles--and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she's appeared on Nightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black--if you ask her about it, she'll talk for hours…hours! Her books have been translated in multiple languages. She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at genashowalter.com or Facebook.com/genashowalterfans

Visit her Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

12 de junio de 2018

#NewRelease COWBOY MOST WANTED by Stina Lindenblatt


Welcome to Cooper Creek,
ladies and gentlemen!

I've read several books by this author, so I knew this one would be a good read. What I didn't know is how fun it would be! Join me and take a look at COWBOY MOST WANTED, the first book in a brand new series by Stina Lindenblatt.



A sexy romantic comedy about a hot cowboy, some racy photos, and an accidental hook up—or three—with his best friend’s sister…

Sexy cowboy TJ Daniels loves Norse mythology, Marvel comics, horses, and dirty talk. Not necessarily in that order. When his brother signs him up for a new Bachelorette-Style reality show centered around a female star looking for love with a cowboy, TJ reluctantly agrees to do it, knowing that it will be great publicity for the ranch.

What he didn’t figure on is the show's photographer being Violet Brooks. Violet is TJ’s gun-toting best friend's little sister. She’s the same woman who left the small Montana town ten years ago and never looked back. And yep, she’s the same woman he lusted after when he shouldn’t have. And still does.


So when the pre-show marketing photo shoot involves channeling his inner underwear model—with Violet as the photographer—TJ ends up losing his shirt. His pants. And, if he’s willing to risk everything—including his place on the show that could save his struggling ranch—his heart could be on the line as well.

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First of all, HOLY HOTNESS!! Not only this book was a fun read, but it was so sexy as well! Stina has created a world full of handsome cowboys where anyone can find what's they're looking for, and in this case we're talking about romance.

We read the story from a male POV, and it's hilarious how TJ put the things into perspective for us the readers: His relationship with his brothers, his love for the ranch they inherited, his passion for Norse mythology and Marvel comics... and Violet.

Everything started with TJ brothers signing him up for a reality show they think could save their business, after changing from a cattle ranch to raising horses. The money is tight and they need to find a solution to put their ranch in the map. Hence, the reality TV gig.

Cowboy Most Wanted is a dating show in the same line as The Bachelor, where the woman has to choose her ideal cowboy to marry. And despite TJ isn't happy with this development, the show brings back to his life to Violet, his best friends younger sister and the one who got away. 

But things won't be easy for them. Because of his contract, TJ can't date anyone while he's in the show, so this fire with Violet has to be fought in secret. 

This book has everything! I promise! Cowboy Most Wanted isn't just an entertaining rom-com, it's also a sweet, funny and emotional story with twists and turns that will got you asking for more, and more. I loved the plot, the writing and the characters, TJ inner dialogues and that warm feeling that filed my chest while I was reading it.

If you're looking for a new read this week, try this one.


About the author


Born in Brighton England, Stina Lindenblatt has lived in a number of countries, including England, the U.S, Finland, and Canada. This would explain her mixed up accent. In addition to writing fiction, she loves photography, especially the close-up variety, and currently lives in Calgary, Canada, with her husband and three kids.

More info in her Website | Facebook | Twitter

8 de junio de 2018

#CoverReveal THE ACCIDENTALS by Sarina Bowen


The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen

Coming July 10th


SUMMARY

A YA novel from USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen.

Never ask a question unless you’re sure you want the truth.

I’ve been listening to my father sing for my whole life. I carry him in my pocket on my mp3 player. It’s just that we’ve never met face to face.

My mother would never tell me how I came to be, or why my rock star father and I have never met. I thought it was her only secret. I was wrong.

When she dies, he finally appears. Suddenly I have a first class ticket into my father’s exclusive world. A world I don’t want any part of – not at this cost. 

Only three things keep me going: my a cappella singing group, a swoony blue-eyed boy named Jake, and the burning questions in my soul.

There’s a secret shame that comes from being an unwanted child. It drags me down, and puts distance between me and the boy I love.

My father is the only one alive who knows my history. I need the truth, even if it scares me.





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6 de junio de 2018

Waiting On Wednesday | #TeaserBlitz THE DARKEST WARRIOR by Gena Showalter

   

The Queen of Paranormal Romance, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter, returns with THE DARKEST WARRIOR, a searing Lords of the Underworld tale featuring a beastly prince and the wife he will wage war to keep. Pre-order your copy of THE DARKEST WARRIOR today!

   
THE DARKEST WARRIOR 

Synopsis:

He is ice…Puck the Undefeated, host of the demon of Indifference, cannot experience emotion without punishment, so he allows himself to feel nothing. Until her. According to ancient prophecy, she is the key to avenging his past, saving his realm and ruling as king. All he must do? Steal her from the man she loves—and marry her.
She is fire…Gillian Shaw has suffered many tragedies in her too-short life, but nothing could have prepared the fragile human for her transition into immortality. To survive, she must wed a horned monster who both intrigues and frightens her…and become the warrior queen she was born to be.
Together they burn.As a rising sense of possession and obsession overtake Puck, so does insatiable lust. The more he learns about his clever, resourceful wife, the more he craves her. And the more time Gillian spends with her protective husband, the more she aches for him. But the prophecy also predicts an unhappily-ever-after. Can Puck defeat fate itself to keep the woman who brought his deadened heart back to life? Or will they succumb to destiny, losing each other…and everything they’ve been fighting for?

 

Preorder THE DARKEST WARRIOR here!

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Add it to your Goodreads Now!

     
   

About the author:



Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series--Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles--and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she's appeared on Nightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black--if you ask her about it, she'll talk for hours…hours! Her books have been translated in multiple languages. She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at genashowalter.com or Facebook.com/genashowalterfans

Visit her Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

5 de junio de 2018

#Review DIRTY-TALKING COWBOY by Stacey Kennedy


Emma Monroe has returned to River Rock, Colorado, after the death of her grandmother. Now she’s inherited a farm full of abused animals and she’s working as a waitress at the local hotspot, Kinky Spurs. The last thing Emma wants in her life is a man, as she’s still recovering from a recent heartbreak. But when a sensual and powerful cowboy, Shep Blackshaw enters her life, Emma begins to want things she shouldn't.

Shep knows sex shouldn’t be on his mind. He’s got a world of responsibility on his shoulders. He’s attempting to save his late father’s cattle ranch, Blackshaw Cattle Company, from foreclosure. But Emma’s heated reactions to his touch make ignoring her impossible. She’s the perfect distraction to make him forget that his father’s company is a sinking ship.

While their nights only heat up, soon emotions become tangled into the mix. Shep’s not only giving Emma the hottest nights of her life, he’s also healing her heart. With every encounter, she forgets her heartbreak. With every naughty adventure, she stops mourning the life she left behind. And with every dirty word whispered from Shep’s mouth, she stops thinking of all the reasons why she shouldn’t fall for him. But when the past comes to claim Emma, she’ll need to choose between the life she thought she wanted and the life she’s grown to love with Shep. How will she say no to forever with a dirty-talking cowboy.


This was my first time into a Stacey Kennedy book and it turned out to be a pretty good read. While ‘fun, sexy and easy’ may be some of the words that I would use to describe this novel, the quest for love after Emma got her heart broken was also moving and intense.

After losing her job and being betrayed by her ex-boyfriend (and former boss), Emma goes to River Rock, Colorado, to take care of her Grandma's farm. That's when she has her first experience at Kinky Spurs, that's not only the name of the series this book is part of, but also it's the name of the bar where Emma Monroe finds herself working part time. 

And it's precisely in that place where she met Shep Blackshaw, our Dirty-talking Cowboy, and tell me if it isn’t the perfect title for this story! Shep is a sexy cowboy who knows exactly what he wants and he’s not afraid to go and get it. And what he wants is Emma in his bed.

The connection they have is hot and heavy, and you can feel it from the first page. When I started to read this book I couldn't help but sweat because of Sheep and Emma’s chemistry. It was off the charts hot! And while the tension is building, and you think the story is taking some direction, the author surprises you with a wicked and funny turn of events.

I loved this book so much, and not only because it's a pulse racing experience but because is also lighthearted and sweet. The author delivers a story from the heart, with the right amount of heat and passion, and showing us, with a highly care for details I must add, the portrait of a world you would want to get lost into. Kinky Spurs is described with such a detail that you will want to go there and take a drink while ogling the Blackshaw guys. The country life, the animals, the family dynamics…, and every piece of this book are special in their own way.

If you're into sexy cowboys, being tied up and good fun in a barn, this is for you. But if you're also happen to be into romantic, sweet and fun books, then go and click the shit out of this novel.

4 de junio de 2018

Upcoming release announcement!


The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen
Coming July 10th


SUMMARY

A YA novel from USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen.

Never ask a question unless you’re sure you want the truth.

I’ve been listening to my father sing for my whole life. I carry him in my pocket on my mp3 player. It’s just that we’ve never met face to face.

My mother would never tell me how I came to be, or why my rock star father and I have never met. I thought it was her only secret. I was wrong.

When she dies, he finally appears. Suddenly I have a first class ticket into my father’s exclusive world. A world I don’t want any part of – not at this cost. 

Only three things keep me going: my a cappella singing group, a swoony blue-eyed boy named Jake, and the burning questions in my soul.
There’s a secret shame that comes from being an unwanted child. It drags me down, and puts distance between me and the boy I love.

My father is the only one alive who knows my history. I need the truth, even if it scares me.


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#Review IN BED WITH THE BEAST by Tara Sivec


A tale as old as time: she needs a place to stay, he's a grump with a secret and an extra room...can love find a way?

Meet the Naughty Princess Club, a series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that brings readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that three women fall into once they decide to strut their stuff and bring on their own happily ever after.

Living in her overprotective dad’s basement, shy Belle lives her life through books. Being a part of the Naughty Princess Club is the first adventure she’s ever had, plus she desperately needs the money to save one of her favorite places - the local library.

But when her new friends and new business gets her kicked out of her dad’s house, Belle is rescued by the surly Vincent “Beast” Adams who invites her to be his house guest until she gets back on her feet. Despite his attitude problem and long list of rules, Belle finds herself warming to the muscled man with a penchant for growling and starts seeing a gentle side to him that wasn’t there before.

Yet there’s a room that Beast keeps locked and Belle keeps getting hints that Beast is hiding something…can a nerdy librarian tame the beast or will their romance be over before it has a chance to blossom?



In Bed with the Beast may be the second book in The Naughty Princess Club series, but it’s also my first book by Tara Sivec. When I received this novel I hadn’t idea about what to expect, except for the obvious: a retelling of one of my favorite stories ever, The Beauty and The Beast.

Isabelle Reading, or Belle, is a librarian but she’s also the youngest member of the Naughty Princess Club. Belle has been sheltered by her father her whole life. She has limited experience when it comes to 'human interaction'. She hasn't lots of friends... and she’s also like a walking encyclopedia that usually vomits random facts about any subject when she's stressed or nervous. Like the other members of this particular club, Belle has a strong reason to become a stripper, and it is to save the library where she works. 

Before diving deeper into this book, I read At the Stroke of Midnight (first book in the series) where the author introduced her 3 heroines: Cindy, Belle and Ariel, and also introduced the heroes: PJ, Beast and Eric. The funny and lighthearted narration is a constant in this series so far, besides witty dialogues and moments of sexual tension charged with lots of humor.

While in the first book these girls made their first attempt as business women founding The Naughty Princess Club, and Cindy became an actual stripper, it's in this book where things starts to get interesting. With a growing audience, the girls need to up their game and get Belle and Ariel to book their own shows, but they aren't ready yet.

But not being ready doesn't change the fact that Belle is desperate for making her own money. The library has a countdown to being shut, and her relationship with her father is tense because of those 'riffraff hookers' she's friends with.

Belle is pretty much innocent. She has a good heart and a good head over her shoulders, but when her father threw her to the streets she couldn't burden her friends with her problems and started to live in the library. The reasons to save that place were bigger. She wasn't just saving her place of work or the place where she's been happiest, but her home.

And then the bouncer at Charming's, Vincent "Beast" Adams, offers her a place to stay and things starts to get hot.

I loved evolution of this story as we get to see each step of Belle’s adventure, not just becoming a Naughty Princess but gaining confidence and finding her own voice. She has the opportunity to experience life in a way she hadn't before, stepping out of her comfort zone and taking risks. This journey wasn't just about Belle (or the other girls) becoming a stripper, it's about being empowered and owning her own femininity in the way she wants to. And part of that process is also fall in love, being hurt, and found forgiveness in her heart when the time comes.

Belle has dreamed her whole life with living a fairy tale, while Beast thinks he's nobody's hero. But he isn't all he thinks about himself. He can be broody, grouchy and volatile but, just as in the fairy tale, he has his reasons. Underneath it all, he has a big heart. I loved him, madly! Even though Belle and Vincent seemed like they didn't belong together, they were a perfect!

I don’t know if I have the right words to express how much I love this series so far. The author balanced the perfect amount of humor, romance and sexiness in this wonderful twist of the traditional fairy tale. This book isn't just about a innocent librarian open her eyes and finding love, it was about women taking care of themselves and taking actions to make their dreams come true, and I can't wait for the next installment to be published. If you're considering give this book a chance, then you're in for a treat.