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RELEASE BLITZ & GIVEAWAY! RICARDO by MARITA A. HANSEN

 
 
 
 
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Ricardo (The Santini Brothers #1)
by Marita A. Hansen
Publication Date – August 14, 2014
 
 

Synopsis

On a Mediterranean Island run by mafia, the Santini brothers are fighting a war against the Landi family, who are targeting their loved ones. After his fiancée is murdered, Ricardo, the eldest of the brothers, starts spiraling out of control, his violent nature leading him down a path that could rip his family apart. But, when two women walk into his life…



His first love—Bianca D’Angelo



And an assassin from the Viper Sisterhood



…he finds himself pulled into a world of espionage, intrigue, and seduction, where he’ll win his family’s safety and the woman of his dreams—or lose everything.



*There are NO love triangles in this book. This is Ricardo and Bianca’s story.

 

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About
This Literary Chef

 

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NATIONALITY
AND CULTURAL CONNECTIONS:
 

I’m a true blue Aucklander, born and bred in New Zealand. I tend to write about cultures I have connections to, such as Croatian and Maori. I would love to visit Croatia again as I have family there. However, in My Masters’ Nightmare, I have started writing about Italians . My husband is part Italian and I also have a degree in Italian.

 

SPORTS: As a teen my favorite sports were karate, badminton, and
running. I also did unarmed combat and played in a touch rugby team (my gym
teacher made me do the last one!) Now, I stick to coaching soccer and running.
I have completed two marathons, numerous half-marathons and one 30K run.

 

CAREER PATH: I started off as a Graphic Designer, then went to
Auckland University, where I got a BA degree in Art History and Italian Studies
and a post-graduate Honors degree in Art History. I worked in the Art History
field, then became a full-time artist, doing commissions. I eventually lost all
of my senses and gave it up to be a poor, starving writer, smh.

 

FAVORITE FOODS: I’m vegetarian. I love pasta based foods, tofu,
chocolate mousse and golden queen peaches.

 

BAD HABITS: I’m a major procrastinator that can’t seem to earn
money to save myself!

 

STATUS: Married to my high school sweetheart (which he hates me
calling him). We have two kids.

 

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Blog Tour Stop & Review! CRANE Legends Saga Book 1 by Stacey Rourke

 

Crane by Stacey Rourke
Legends Saga Book 1
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The Horseman is unending,

his presence shan’t lessen.

If you break the curse,

you become the legend.

Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep.

What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you?

Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse.

But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?

 

 

 

REVIEW

This was a very unusual twist on Irving’s classic tale, but I found it extraordinary!

The narration alternates between the present heroine, Ireland, and her ancestor, Ichabod Crane. This brilliant maneuver allows you to follow both characters as their stories unfold which builds anticipation and intensifies the mystery. I was completely engulfed in this exciting thriller as the pages seemed to race across my kindle! There are several supporting characters that make a complex addition to this story, and a few that add comedic relief when needed.

With the perfect balance of gore, romance, comedy, and mystery, I found this novel to be an excellent YA read!

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About Stacy Rourke

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There is nothing worse than being put on the spot and asked to talk about yourself. For me it brings back that inevitable moment in a new school when the teacher would ask me to stand up, introduce myself and tell the class something about myself. I was always worried I would blurt out something stupid that I would get teased for. Something like, “My name’s Stacey and I like pickles!” Then for the rest of the school year I’d be known as the Pickle Girl and let’s be honest, no one wants that. So to avoid such a faux pas I will simply say that I love to write. It allows me to get my crazy out just enough that I can function as a normal member of society.

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RELEASE BLITZ & GIVEAWAY! BEND ANTHOLOGY

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BEND
An Anthology from The Erotica Consortium
Published: May 5, 2014
Stories and Authors:
Kick by C.D. Reiss
Unraveled by K. Bromberg
COME by J.A. Huss
Red & Wolfe by Ella James
The Devil in Me by K.I. Lynn
Worth by Shay Savage
These Men by Andrea Smith
STILL by Alessandra Torre

DESCRIPTION:
Eight mistresses of the erotic bring you eight original, never before published stories to excite and arouse, including USA Today Bestsellers Alessandra Torre and CD Reiss, and NY Times Bestseller K. Bromberg.

AUTHOR INFORMATION
Collective biography

The Erotica Consortium was the brain child of CD Reiss. In December 2013 she asked JA Huss to help her pull together the hottest erotica writers to start a private Facebook group that would encourage support in all areas of bookish things. Members of The Erotica Consortium were personally invited by JA and CD and the group is complete with six additional authors: Shay Savage, Andrea Smith, KI Lynn, K Bromberg, Ella James, and Alessandra Torre. BEND is their first anthology together.

These are not your mother’s erotic stories.
We’re not giggling about foul language over tea, or avoiding smut talk at the Tupperware party.
This book is slick fingers and flesh on your lips. It’s twisted bodies late at night when the city sleeps and the moans fall where no one can hear them. This book is pain and pleasure, lust and passion, a body brought to the breaking point. It’s drenched in the the musk of sweat, shuddering at the touch of a Master.
It’s not your mother’s erotica. It’s yours.

 

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Kick
The first novella in Songs of Perdition.
by CD Reiss

Fiona Drazen, sex addict, submissive slave, celebutante, trapped in a mental ward until Dr. Elliot Chapman can help her remember why she’s there. But once she does, she might not want to go home to the Master she tried to kill.

 

CD REISS INFORMATION
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6896405.C_D_Reiss
AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/CD-Reiss/e/B00AYLW7T2/ref=kar_mr_10141_17
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/CDReiss.writer
TWITTER: @CDReisswriter

 

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Unraveled
By K. Bromberg

One night.
One mistake.
Filled with fear.
Sated by pleasure.
Robbed of control.
Blindfolded and bound.
Shamed she liked it.
Doomed to want it.
Limits tested.
Boundaries pushed.
Desire awakened.
Inhibition unleashed.
An identity unraveled.

K BROMBERG INFORMATION
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7047863.K_Bromberg
AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/K-Bromberg/e/B00CRSG9EE/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKBromberg
TWITTER: @KBrombergDriven

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COME
by JA Huss

He must have her, take her, control her, keep her. She will submit. But she will do it when she is ready and willing. The bond is uneasy and the future uncertain. But one thing’s for sure.

Alone… Harper and James are dangerous.

Together… they are unstoppable.

 

JA HUSS INFORMATION
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6446815.J_A_Huss
AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/JA-Huss/e/B009BNUTTO/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_2
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJAHuss
TWITTER: @jahuss

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Red & Wolfe

Part I – An erotic telling of Little Red Riding Hood.
by Ella James

After years attempting to contact her estranged grandmother, an artist who lives on a remote island, Sarah “Red” Ryder is surprised to receive an invitation. When she arrives at the island, she’s shocked to find it is now the home of J. Wolfe, the reclusive artist, who has his own plans for her.

 

ELLA JAMES INFORMATION
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1530940.Ella_James
AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Ella-James/e/B005OED2DE
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ellajamesauthorpage
TWITTER: @author_ellaj

 

 

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The Devil in Me
by KI LynN

In search of strength and guidance at a nearby church, Jared happens upon a temptation. One he cannot hope to resist. Each time he sees her, the overwhelming urge to have her consumes him. The lust is overpowering, dragging him deeper and deeper with each encounter, exposing the devil within.

 

KI LYNN INFORMATION
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6553256.K_I_Lynn
AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/KI-Lynn/e/B00CHSZ81E
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/kilynn.breach
TWITTER: @KI_Lynn_

 

 

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Worth
by Shay Savage

An injured Roman Tribunus finds comfort in the touch of the slave commanded to tend to his wounds. As a slave, her value is measured as a couple of coins, but as Tribunus Faustus learns more about her, he begins to understand her true worth.
Still, a man of his station can never acknowledge feelings for a slave, and she is already owned by another man.

 

SHAY SAVAGE INFORMATION
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5160667.Shay_Savage
AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Shay-Savage/e/B00AP83E7S/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ShaySavage7289
TWITTER: @savage7289

 

 

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These Men
by Andrea Smith

Paige Matthews has a lot to learn, and more than just about being an intern with the F.B.I. Inexperience with all types of relationships leaves her looking for a new place to live. Eli Chambers and his partner, Cain Maddox, are looking for a roommate. It’s the perfect arrangement, but one that will change all their lives forever.

 

ANDREA SMITH INFORMATION
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6869343.Andrea_Smith
AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Smith/e/B00A1MLQGY/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_7
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AndreaSmithAuthor
TWITTER: @maybebabyauthor

 

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STILL
by Alessandra Torre

I was raised right. To mind my manners, keep my knees together, to put my napkin in my lap. But somehow, with one look at the dark sexuality that is Brett Jacobs, I forgot my Southern graces. They may have gotten lost in the pushmeupagainstthewall and takemehere action that occurred. In the clothes-ripping ohmygod action that followed. They may have, along with my sanity and common sense, deserted me, leaving me with bruised lips, ripped panties, and multiple orgasms.

 

ALESSANDRA TORRE INFORMATION
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6452845.Alessandra_Torre
AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Alessandra-Torre/e/B0095WFMGQ
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AlessandraTorre0
TWITTER: @ReadAlessandra

 

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BLOG TOUR STOP! Dark Incidence by A.G. Liam

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Synopsis

Dani is determined to change. Trodden down by her abusive stepdad, neglectful mother, and nonexistent social life, Dani decides to leave it all behind—she flees into the night and finds herself in a dark, and strangely wondrous, new world. A world unknown to most humans.

However, destiny is an unpredictable force. Through a peculiar turn of events, she unknowingly gets entangled in a brutal war waging between two factions of vampires.

The Ruemisuds are a technologically advanced, elite vampire society that wants absolute control. They will stop at nothing to get it, including experimenting on unsuspecting humans and decimating the Rhowels, a clandestine, rebel clan of vampires. This clan possesses a key to survival that the Ruemisuds desperately want, and they will protect it until the bitter end.

Dani’s riveting journey has just begun in this beautiful tale of love, hate, betrayal, and, above all, survival. The war is escalating quickly and Dani is determined to survive. Who will help her? Who will win the war?

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There were several distinctions that made this novel a very unique and enjoyable read.

I must first warn that this story is not for the timid, as there are quite a few gory scenes which involve abuse, suffering, torment, and blood, blood, blood! I loved it! The author depicts everything with a great amount of skill.

I was completely captivated by this story from the start. The change in narration kept the pace steady, and each was easy to follow. The characters are easily relatable, the story line gripping, and the romance is sizzling! While the Rhowels are talked about, we learn more about the Ruemisuds in this installment. The basis of war is explained, but I was left yearning for more.

With a heartbreaking tale that pulls you in, I can’t wait for the continuation!

Meet the Author

Afnan_bio_shot_300pxA.G. grew up in a gloomy and quaint suburb near London, England, and now lives in sunny southern California with her family. She has been an avid horror and paranormal fan since she can remember, reading Goosebumps when she was a child, to watching twilight zone as a teenager with her grandpa.

She earned her B.A. in psychology, but decided to follow her passion of storytelling instead. Dark Incidence is her first full length novel, a unique vampire science fiction told through the eyes of two siblings. A.G. also has directed numerous shorts and written children’s books.

Her favorite pastime is watching paranormal and horror movies, painting landscapes and seascapes, and reading fiction novels. She can never turn down an invite to eat something home cooked.

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BLOG STOP! ONE NIGHT WITH MOLLY by Renee Trofe

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SYNOPSIS

Meet Shayla Jones, your typical Midwestern girl who, after moving to Palm Beach, is taken in by socialite, McKenzie Carmichael, for a night on the town that will forever change her life. Shay knows her new friend is bad news, but she has to play nice if she wants to learn her way around and meet all the right people. Besides, she set out to let go of her good girl image, and that is exactly what she intends to do—with Jared.

 

When McKenzie ultimately strands Shay at an after-hours party, she knows she needs to cut ties with her new friend, but if she does, will she ever see Jared again?

 

Follow the adventure as Shay is faced with decisions that will challenge her morals as she slips into a night of drugs and passion. From blowing up in the club, to coming down on the beach, One Night with Molly will leave you begging for more.

***18+ ADULT CONTENT: DRUG USE, SEX, PROFANITY***

 

REVIEW

This entire novella is basically about one crazy night that ends on a good note! There’s a great deal of drug use, the euphoria that comes along with it, and Shayla trying to fit in with the others. While she seems to come around towards the end, we’re left to wonder until the next installment.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Renee Trofé spent most of her life as a ‘Jane of all trades’ before finally settling on her first true love … writing. From phone sex operator to bartender, Renee has seen and heard it ALL. As an up and coming new adult author, her style is a bit more edgy, touching on a variety of real life topics ranging from drug use to irresponsible sex.

Her guilty pleasure is devouring new adult and erotica books, and her favorite pastime is spending her days on the beach with her kindle, downloading the latest sizzling best-seller, and daydreaming about the hot sex scenes which she will play out in the bedroom later.

 

She shares a home at the beach with her fiance which ultimately belongs to their weiner dog, Lola. Yep, it’s Lola’s world — they are just living in it.

 

Reneé adores her life and wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

 

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Release & Review- MARKED BY HADES by Reese Monroe

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SYNOPSIS

 

One choice away from eternity…

For 911 years, Gatekeeper companion Justin Bradford has denied the possibility of being mated to only one woman. He enjoys them all too much to settle down. So when he feels his mate’s Ahavah mark surface, his first instinct is to ignore it. But when he sees the leather-clad beauty in need of his help that’s easier said than done…

 

Yvonne wakes up naked on a cold park bench in a small town with no memory of who—or what—she is. All she knows is the gentle man who woke her was turned to dust when she touched him. And now the strange mark that appeared on her shoulder throbs in the presence of the raven-haired man now offering to help her…

 

As Justin and Yvonne navigate the mystery of her past, their bond grows, but the secrets they discover and the sacrifices that must be made could be enough to rip them apart for eternity.

 

REVIEW

This is an impressively written novel that can invoke the romantic in any reader, even the most prosaic!

I admit that while this can be a stand-alone, the pieces fit much better if you read the first installment, “Forged by Fate”, which is an excellent novel!

As the relationship between Justin and Yvonne unfolded throughout the story, I was swept away by true love, destiny, and devotion. The author has a gift of being able to portray a love so deep, no other bond compares. It’s an emotional experience, on every level.

The battle scenes are impressively dictated, the story is addicting, and the background is given in a strategic manner. While there are several sensual encounters, they are sweet, and slowly build your anticipation for the finale. I was elated that the supporting characters were just as engaging as the main, which gives this novel a well-rounded cast.

Highly recommend!

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally from Minnesota, Reese Monroe currently enjoys living in the sunny Arizona desert with her husband of seventeen years and her loveable Shetland Sheep dog, Maddux. Monroe holds a degree in psychology from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master’s degree from the University of Iowa. When she’s not busy writing her next trilogy, she can be found pounding the pavement, training to run her first marathon.

Reese Monroe is a contributing blogger at the widely popular site New Adult Alley and has been part of the New Adult revolution for years having penned over twenty-five novels in the exciting new category.

Connect with Reese on Twitter, through Facebook or her website. Reese also writes as Lynn Rush and you can find her alter ego here.

Links: Website + Goodreads + Twitter + Facebook + Lynn Rush

 

 

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RELEASE DAY REVIEW: FOREVER (Time for Love Book 1)

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Blurb:

Rebecca Andrews knew she was lucky to be hired as a private nurse for an elderly lady who was going on a one-month trip aboard a luxury cruise ship. But there was one big problem. The client was the grandmother of her ex-boyfriend–the guy she was still in love with, the guy who didn’t love her back.

 

Zach Carmichael couldn’t say no to his grandmother’s plea to join her on a month-long cruise for her eightieth birthday. But he didn’t expect his spritely gran to bring two private nurses with her. One of them happened to be the woman who’d broken his heart–the one he believed lied to him about her feelings.

 

Aboard a luxury liner, their passion for each other flared again. Was it just a temporary flame brought about by the romance of being on a cruise? How could they give love another chance when they were both afraid to put their hearts back on the line?

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Review:

Communication seems to be the problem in this relationship, which is often the cause of many break-ups!  After a short lived love affair, Zach and Rebecca can’t seem to shake what might have been.  Their effort to fight the inevitable becomes much harder when they’re forced to deal with the past.  While they’re trying to mend fences, however, a few vicious tempered individuals keep kicking the posts. 

This was a quick read with a great cast of characters and plausible story line. The erotic scenes were placed perfectly, and the details were on the naughty side!  Too many times, I’ve seen wonderful people torture themselves unnecessarily because of misunderstandings and the work of gossipers.    I could easily place an actual face on some of these vile characters.  The ending brought everything together nicely, though, and I look forward to following the series!

About This Literary Chef:

Ever since I was a young teenager, I have loved reading romance novels.  My auntie used to send me boxes of her books and I would devour them one after another.

Every so often, I would read a mystery or a suspense or a paranormal novel as I love those genres too.  But romance is still my favourite. 🙂

For many years, I wrote technical and non-fiction materials for professional use and had only dreamt about writing a novel.

Then, one day, after a period of binge-reading sexy romances, I decided to sit in front of my computer and start writing my first fiction book.  The result?  My first novel in the hot and sexy Lifestyle by Design series.

After that, I knew that I would love to tell more beautiful love stories through my books.

I live in Sydney, Australia with my amazing husband who lovingly cheers me on (and yes, sometimes irritates and annoys me 😉 ) in my journey as a novelist.

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