Mr. Blackwell’s Bride by Sienna Blake #CoverReveal

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Drake
This marriage was supposed to be another business deal. My latest investment, a means to an end… I need an heir. Which means I want her belly swollen with my child before the year is out.

She was supposed to be my perfect little bride. Quiet. Uncomplicated. Unemotional.

I didn’t foresee the stunning firecracker who tumbled into my life and woke things in me I thought were long dead. I didn’t count on her turning my world upside down.

And I definitely didn’t plan on falling for this beauty.

Noriko
This marriage was supposed to be my sacrifice. A way to save my father, a means to an end… I need to remain childless. So I can exit the contract at the end of the year.

He was supposed to be a boring old man. Distant. Uncomplicated. Passionless.

I didn’t foresee the rude, arrogant and beautiful brute who made my body react like fire and smoke. I didn’t count on there being more underneath his gruff exterior.

And I’m definitely not supposed to fall in love with the beast.

This is a NEW story using old characters from the unpublished novel, Girl Wife Prisoner. This version has no Keir, no cheating and a Happily Ever After. Although this book is part of a series, it is a standalone novel.

Meet Author Sienna Blake

Sienna Blake is a storyteller & ink slinger, word spinner of love stories with grit, and alter ego of a USA Today Bestselling Author.

She loves all things that make her heart race — roller coasters, thrillers and rowdy unrestrained sex. She likes to explore the darker side of human nature in her writing.

If she told you who she really was, she’d have to kill you. Because of her passion for crime and forensics, she’d totally get away with your murder.

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Third Son’s a Charm by Shana Galen #Excerpt

Third Son’s a Charm by Shana Galen #ExcerptThird Son's a Charm Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on November 7th 2017
Pages: 416
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Ewan Mostyn thinks a job as a duke’s daughter’s bodyguard will be easy—but Lady Lorraine has a few tricks up her sleeve that spark an undeniable passion

Fiercely loyal to his friends and comrades, Ewan Mostyn is the toughest in a group of younger sons of nobility who met as soldiers and are now trying desperately to settle back into peaceful Society. Ewan trusts his brawn more than his brains, but when he’s offered a job watching the Duke of Ridlington’s stubbornly independent daughter, he finds both are challenged.

Lady Lorraine wants none of her father’s high-handed ways, and she’ll do everything in her power to avoid her distressingly attractive bodyguard—until she lands herself in real trouble. Lorraine begins to see Ewan’s protectiveness in a new light, and she can only hope that her stoic guardian will do for her what he’s always done—fight for what he loves.

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Lady Lorraine manages to sneak off to meet Francis, her would-be-lover in the garden. Ewan Mostyn tracks them down and interrupts Lady Lorraine trying to convince Francis to kiss her.


“Kiss me,” she said, looking up at Francis with adoring eyes the bastard did not deserve in the least. “I could wait forever if you would but kiss me.”

It was perhaps the silliest speech Ewan had ever heard. It was the sort of thing he expected one of Beaumont’s women to say, and yet despite the melodrama of the sentiment, at that moment Ewan hated Francis more than he ever had when his cousin had been his daily tormentor.

His loathing was so strong and so incomprehensible that Ewan regained control of his body and stepped out from behind the topiary.

Francis saw him first, and he stiffened and stepped back, putting a respectable distance between himself and Lady Lorraine. His expression was wary and, to Ewan’s satisfaction, frightened. The lady spun around as well, but her face showed no fear, only annoyance. She gave a long sigh. “Mr. Mostyn, I believe you know your cousin, Mr. Mostyn.”

“Ewan.” Francis looked him up and down. “We seem to keep meeting. Run along now. Lady Lorraine and I were having a private word.”

Ewan held out his hand to Lady Lorraine. “Come.”

“I see your vocabulary remains much the same,” Francis remarked. “As I’m certain you will use your simple grunts and growls to inform His Grace about this meeting, be sure to mention that I did nothing improper.”

“More’s the pity,” Lady Lorraine muttered. “At least the lecture and scolding would have been worth it.”

Ewan had the urge to laugh. Instead, he beckoned her with his outstretched hand. She did not take it. “I am not a dog, Mr. Mostyn. You needn’t crook your finger at me.”

Francis bowed. “I see I am no longer needed. My lady, sleep well tonight. I will see you…soon.” With what Ewan perceived was to be a meaningful look, Francis marched in the direction of Carlton House.

Since the lady seemed to have such an objection to them, Ewan folded his arms across his chest. He waited for her to speak. He felt he should say something, but he was not certain what that something should be. He had supposed Francis to be taking advantage of the lady, while it appeared she was the one intent on ruination. Francis was no paragon of honor and virtue, and Ewan would have liked little more than to beat the man to a pulp. But he could not fault his cousin for the scene he’d witnessed tonight.

“You won’t tell my father, will you?” Lady Lorraine finally broke the silence.

Ewan let out a breath of surprised air—half laugh, half incredulity.

The lady grasped his forearm. “If you do, it will not only doom me, but it will reflect badly on you as well.”

Ewan inclined his head, acknowledging the point. He’d made mistakes before, and he always took his punishment like a man. He was not much of a gentleman, but he had retained enough of his upbringing to know that one did not lie or cheat to avoid trouble. One faced the consequences of his mistakes with head held high. “Then so be it.”

She gaped at him. “You do not even care? You will be dismissed.”

Ewan blew out a breath. He did care. He cared very much, much more than he wanted to admit to.

Her hand on his forearm tightened, and he looked down at her. The damned chit was shivering with cold. Ewan was impervious to all but the coldest temperatures, but she looked almost blue. “Very well. Tell him. Nothing happened anyway.”

“Not for your lack of trying. I should tell your father you don’t need a bodyguard. You need to be locked in a convent.”

Now her eyes narrowed, and she released his arm as though it were filth she could not bear to touch any longer. “So now I am to be censured by you?”

He frowned at her. “Why not me?”

“Are you married?”

The question took him off guard. Conversation with women generally had the effect of unsettling him. He could never predict where their maze-like minds might wander. Conversation with men began at point A and ended at point B. Women often meandered to C then R and back to L before coming to the point.

“It is a simple question, Mr. Mostyn. Are you married?”

He shook his head.

“I didn’t think so. Are you a virgin?”

Ewan gaped at her. The question was so wildly inappropriate that, in his opinion, she had abandoned the points of the alphabet all together.

She waved a hand. “Yes, I know I am not supposed to ask you that, but humor me. I am making a point. Just answer yes or no.”

He shook his head as he did not trust his voice at the moment.

“Of course you are not. And yet no one thinks anything of the fact that you have bedded a woman who is not your wife. If I had to guess, with those eyes and those shoulders and chest”—she looked him up and down, and he actually felt himself heat at her frank perusal—“I imagine you have bedded more than your share of women.”

Ewan’s head was spinning at the rapidity of her speech, but what he did understand was that she had just complimented him. She admired his body, and the thought of her eyes on him caused him to have to take a breath. His chest felt tight and he lifted his hand to loosen the goddamn cravat before he remembered where he was.

“Of course,” she went on, “it is seen as perfectly natural for a man to want to kiss a woman, touch her, undress her, take her to bed, and—”

Ewan cleared his throat, not only because the already inappropriate conversation had descended beyond the pale, but because her description of the intimacies between men and women made him think of doing those things with her. And now the woman had not only fired his blood but stirred his rod. If she continued in this vein, his state of growing arousal would be evident to both of them.

“My point,” she said—and thank God she was finally reaching it—“is that it is considered natural for men to want these things, but when a woman wants them, then we should be locked away.” She gestured wildly with her hand, losing hold of her wrap so it slid to the ground and trailed after her as she paced. “What is so wrong with wanting a man to kiss me?” She gave Ewan a direct look, challenging him to give her an answer.

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It’s time for the Readathon to start! You can see my stack of books here. I’ll be back and forth between here and Twitter to check in!

Opening Meme:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Mississippi, USA
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Stardust by Neil Gaiman
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Brownie 
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m a mom to a wonderful little girl and she keeps me busy! We’re also starting to potty train today so it will be an interesting day for sure! 
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? I was pregnant the last Readathon I participated in so I’m just going to have to figure out how to balance reading while being busy throughout the day. 

 

 

 

Royal Disaster by Parker Swift #Review

Royal Disaster by Parker Swift #ReviewRoyal Disaster by Parker Swift
Published by Forever Yours on April 2nd 2017
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 320
Format: eBook
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three-stars

"Emotional, intense and beyond sexy. Dylan Hale will light your panties on fire, not that you'll be allowed to wear them anyway." - Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author "He's not who you think he is . . . "
Meeting Dylan Hale has turned my life upside down. I'm dating an actual duke who's devastatingly handsome and deliciously naughty. On the surface, I'm living the high life. But this surreal world of royalty and paparazzi is getting out of control.
Someone knows way too much about Dylan and me-about the moments when we're alone, about how his hands leave a trail of fire over my skin . . . about the complete control he has over me between the sheets. And worse, it's starting to become clear that Dylan's keeping secrets from me, too . . .

The Royal Scandal series:

Book 1- Royal AffairBook 2- Royal DisasterBook 3- Royal Treatment

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Review
Royal Disaster is the second book in the Royal Scandal series. It picks up a few weeks after Royal Affair ends with Dylan and Lydia’s relationship being exposed to the public. Lydia must learn to deal with the media and what being in a relationship with Dylan truly means. That also means she has to deal with his family and the ones that think a Duke being with a commoner is not right.
Again, this trope is very played out and it was predictable. Lydia really grew throughout this book and that was interesting to see. Unfortunately, I really don’t like when authors can’t remember their own story and contradict themselves between books. That happens when in Royal Affair Lydia’s high school boyfriend is talked about yet in Royal Disaster it is said that she has never had a boyfriend. Things like this bother me to no end. If I as a reader can remember this, then as an author or editor, it should have been caught.
Overall, I didn’t hate this book but I didn’t love it either.

About Parker Swift

Parker Swift grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, and then grew up again in New York, London, and Minneapolis and currently lives in Connecticut. She has spent most of her adult life examining romantic relationships in an academic lab as a professor of social psychology. Now, she's exploring the romantic lives of her fictional characters in the pages of her books. When she's not writing, she spends her time with her bearded nautical husband and being told not to sing along to pop music in the car by her two sons.

three-stars

The Manny by Piper Rayne #ReleaseBlitz #Review

The Manny by Piper Rayne #ReleaseBlitz #ReviewThe Manny by Piper Rayne
on October 19th 2017
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five-stars

Secrets and lies are a killer way to start any partnership—especially a horizontal one.

Now, I’m a glass half full kinda of guy, so, after the ‘you’re fired’ speech was directed at me, I figure now’s the time to be the screenwriter I came to sunny California to be. Unfortunately, there are about as many people trying to sell a script in L.A. as there are vegans in the pacific northwest.

But lucky for me, a few weeks ago my agent found an investor for my script. Hooray, all my problems are solved! NOT.

Because the investor will only agree to fund my film if I use one specific actress. And that one specific actress? Well of course, it just has to be the same actress I screwed over only months before. But she doesn’t need to know about that one tiny detail, does she? All that matters is getting her to agree to do the film and I’ll do whatever it takes. We can leave the past, in the past, right?

I thought my charm would win her over. Never would I have been prepared for the terms she laid out on the table.

She needed a nanny.
I needed a lead actress.
Somehow I became The Manny.

From a secret duo of USA Today Bestselling Authors, comes another sexy romcom STANDALONE.

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Review

The Manny is book 1 in the Dirty Truth series by Piper Rayne. I love that all three of their series are interconnected and they’ve built their own world that I would love to live in.

Vance is a screenwriter trying to get his script funded but the investor wants the one actress in Hollywood that he royally screwed over for a part. Layla is an overworked, tired single mom of two just trying to find her breakout role that will get her out of playing the same character in everything. He needs an actress, she needs a nanny.

Layla strikes up a deal with Vance that in order for her to take the part, he has to be her full-time manny until she can find someone else. Hilarity ensues since Vance knows nothing about taking care of a 4-year-old. Payne is a very rambunctious little boy and to say Vance has his hands full might be an understatement. I loved Payne and his crazy antics!

Piper and Rayne really nailed it when they wrote about Vance changing a poopy diaper for the first time! It was hilarious and exactly how my husband handled his first bad diaper. I was rolling on the floor I was laughing so hard. The fantastic thing is that is not the only thing that will make you laugh like that. This book has it all; romance, comedy, family drama. I seriously cannot wait to read Jagger’s and Leo’s stories!

About Piper Rayne

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today bestselling authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?

We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon holed into a specific outline. We wanted to give readers a story without them assuming how the story will flow. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it.

What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is celebrating 10 years!

I’ve debated on joining this year because I have a few things going on but only one of those will prevent me from reading for a couple of hours so I decided to just go for it. I’m going to try to participate in the mini challenges as much as possible and for those you can find me on Twitter. I will also post a wrap-up here on the blog but that might not be right at the end of hour 24.

I’m going to have a mix of audio, ebooks, and physical copies to choose from so that I can mix it up. My parents are wanting me to help them clean out a storage building during the readathon so I can listen while I do that. I have a wedding to go to that night so I won’t be reading during that time.

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I know there is no way that I’m going to get through all of these books but the two manga classics won’t take long to read. I want to be able to complete at least one book.

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Royal Affair by Parker Swift #Review

Royal Affair by Parker Swift #ReviewRoyal Affair by Parker Swift
Published by Forever Yours on February 14th 2017
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 352
Format: eBook
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three-half-stars

One seriously sexy son-of-a-duke . . .
Behind the posh British accent, Dylan Hale possesses a down-and-dirty sexiness. Off-the-charts gorgeous, a ruthless architect . . . and did I mention he's a future duke? Every time we touch, it's wildfire. All need and lust and heat. But Dylan has rules: just sex, no one can know, and in the bedroom he gets complete control. All I have to do is follow the rules, because falling in love with Dylan Hale is all it would take to screw everything up . . . royally.

Royal Scandal Series
Book 2: Royal DisasterBook 3: Royal Treatment

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Review
Royal Affair is about, you-guessed-it, a royal and a non-royal. This trope is super overdone and so of course a few things felt familiar. I thought the author did a great job though at times it felt predictable.  One thing I will say is there was too much sex. Shocking I know but it got old after a bit and I was like seriously stop already. Don’t get me wrong the dirty talk was hot but it was just too much. Or maybe it was that it just felt boring. I’m not sure which. Overall, the book was decent and I will be reading the next one.

About Parker Swift

Parker Swift grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, and then grew up again in New York, London, and Minneapolis and currently lives in Connecticut. She has spent most of her adult life examining romantic relationships in an academic lab as a professor of social psychology. Now, she's exploring the romantic lives of her fictional characters in the pages of her books. When she's not writing, she spends her time with her bearded nautical husband and being told not to sing along to pop music in the car by her two sons.

three-half-stars

Duke of Desire by Elizabeth Hoyt #BlogTour #Review #Playlist

Duke of Desire by Elizabeth Hoyt #BlogTour #Review #Playlist

Duke of Desire by Elizabeth Hoyt #BlogTour #Review #PlaylistDuke of Desire by Elizabeth Hoyt
on October 17th 2017
Pages: 364
Format: Paperback
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four-stars

A LADY OF LIGHT
Refined, kind, and intelligent, Lady Iris Jordan finds herself the unlikely target of a diabolical kidnapping. Her captors are the notoriously evil Lords of Chaos. When one of the masked-and-nude!-Lords spirits her away to his carriage, she shoots him…only to find she may have been a trifle hasty.

A DUKE IN DEEPEST DARKNESS
Cynical, scarred, and brooding, Raphael de Chartres, the Duke of Dyemore, has made it his personal mission to infiltrate the Lords of Chaos and destroy them. Rescuing Lady Jordan was never in his plans. But now with the Lords out to kill them both, he has but one choice: marry the lady in order to keep her safe.

CAUGHT IN A WEB OF DANGER…AND DESIRE
Much to Raphael’s irritation, Iris insists on being the sort of duchess who involes herself in his life—and bed. Soon he’s drawn to both to her quick wit and her fiery passion. But when Iris discovers that Raphael’s past may be even more dangerous than the present, she falters. Is their love strong enough to withstand not only the Lords of Chaos but also Raphael’s own demons?

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Review

Duke of Desire is book 12 in the Maiden Lane series. It’s the first book in this series that I have read so I was a little lost on some things but I don’t think it took away from the story. However, I pick up books in the middle of a series quite often. 😉

Iris has been kidnapped by the Lords of Chaos in a case of mistaken identity. They plan to sacrifice her in a ritual but one of the members saves her and offers her protection through marriage. Her reputation is ruined so she marries him. He’s the Raphael, the Duke of Dyemore and he is determined to bring down the Lords of Chaos and stop the evil they commit.

Raphael is emotionally scarred because of the things his father did to him as a child. His father used to be the leader of the Lords of Chaos and that’s why he is so determined to bring them down. I will say that the Lords of Chaos do really evil things that are quite gruesome so if that’s not your cup of tea, you might not enjoy this series. These are real things that happen in the world though. I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would and I want to go back and read the rest of this series.

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Pupcakes by Annie England Noblin #BlogTour #Review

Pupcakes by Annie England Noblin #BlogTour #ReviewPupcakes by Annie England Noblin
on October 10th 2017
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
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four-stars

Sit! Stay! Speak! author Annie England Noblin’s novel takes one woman starting over, adds an aging pug named Teddy Roosevelt, and proves the power of a well-baked dog treat.

All she wants is a settled-down life.

What she gets is a dog—and a whole new normal . . .

There he stood in the doorway: overweight, depressed and nearly homeless—a pug named Teddy Roosevelt. Teddy was Brydie Benson’s latest problem, arriving on top of her messy divorce and sudden move. Brydie needed a place to start over, so this rent-free home seemed a great idea. She just never counted on Teddy, or his owner, the Germantown Retirement Village’s toughest customer, Pauline Neumann.

And because rent-free doesn’t mean bills-free, Brydie gets a night-shift job at a big-box grocery. Whoever guessed there were so many people who wanted baked goods after midnight?

Then, she gets an idea—why not combine her baking skills with her new-found dog knowledge? And so her store Pupcakes is born. Along with a new start comes a possible new love, in the form of Nathan Reid, a local doctor with a sassy Irish Wolfhound named Sasha. And as fall turns to winter, and then to Christmas, Brydie begins to realize that life is a little bit like learning a new recipe for puff pastry—it takes a few tries to get it just right

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Review

Pupcakes is a cute, fun read. Teddy reminds me so much of the pug we had when I was little and it brought back so many fond memories! Sometimes we need our pets just as much if not more than they need us and this book is a good representation of that.

Brydie was a very likeable character although her moping around was a little annoying. I can’t say that I wouldn’t be like that in her shoes though and I really felt for her. Nathan was swoony and I loved when Teddy threw up on his shoes and Brydie just picked him up and ran! 😂😂 I will definitely be reading more from this author.

About Annie England Noblin

Annie England Noblin lives with her son, husband, and three dogs in the Missouri Ozarks. She graduated with an M.A. in creative writing from Missouri State University and currently teaches English and communications for Arkansas State University in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Her poetry has been featured in such publications as the Red Booth Review and the Moon City Review. She spends her free time playing make-believe, feeding stray cats, and working with animal shelters across the country to save homeless dogs.

four-stars

Thrill of Love by Melissa Foster #BlogTour #Review

Fate brings Ty and Aiyla together, but will tragedy tear them apart?
 THRILL OF LOVE by Melissa Foster
The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, MD #6
Releasing Oct 4, 2017
World Literary Press
Do you believe in fate?

World-renowned mountain climber and nature photographer Ty Braden never believed in second dates, much less heart-pounding, steal-his-breath love. But that was before a trip to Saint-Luc, where he met funny, strong, and entrancingly beautiful Aiyla Bell, a ski instructor and fellow photographer whose hopes and dreams, and love of the outdoors, aligned
perfectly with his—and whose kisses alone turned him inside out.

After spending five magical days and four sweet, soulful nights falling in love, Aiyla couldn’t imagine a day without Ty. But when he asked her to go with him on his next assignment, his reputation for having women at his beck and call stopped her from upending the life she’d worked so hard to create.

Months later fate steps in when a chance encounter brings Ty and Aiyla together for a five-day wilderness event held in the Colorado Mountains. Their deep, passionate connection is stronger than ever, and Ty is bound and determined not to lose her again. But when tragedy strikes and their
worlds are turned upside down, their love faces the truest test of all.

 
 Review
I’ve said it before and I will say it again. Melissa Foster knows how to craft a story that will take you on an emotional journey where you can feel what the characters are feeling as they feel it. When I finished this book, I literally felt like I couldn’t function because my emotions were all over the place and it was beautiful. Ty and Aiyla have a beautiful story that will touch your soul and when tragedy strikes you will feel as if it was shattered. Make sure you have tissues on hand! This is the reason why I always give Melissa’s books 5 stars!
Rating: 5 stars

About the Author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.
 

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