Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Review: PARIS FOR ONE & OTHER STORIES by Jojo Moyes

 
Title: Paries for One & Other Stories 
Author: Jojo Moyes 
Release Date: October 18th, 2016 
Genre: Contemporary Fiction 

Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away—to anywhere—before. Traveling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up for their mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone—including herself—wrong.  Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life? Funny, charming, and irresistible, Paris for One is quintessential Jojo Moyes—as are the other stories that round out the collection.

Oh how I love Jojo Moyes. You can never go wrong with one of her books...ever. I mean you may need chocolate, a glass of wine and tissues but those are the best kinds of books. The ones that cause you to feel all over but also wrap you in warm blanket at the same time. That's how I feel every time that I read one of her books. Tearjerker or not. Me Before You is my all time favorite book and if you haven't read it...I highly recommend it. 

So when I saw this beauty being released, I knew that I had to have it. Though it may have taken me awhile to finally be able to pick it up and read due to review books...this one definitely didn't disappoint. 

Everything about this book was so cute and fun. I loved every short story inside. Paris for One was definitely my favorite. I loved the characters and the dynamic between them. It was very light and carefree. Just so much fun. And I love all things Paris, so being there was so much fun in the book. Definitely added a fun insight to the story. 

Nell want's to be impulsive for the first time in her life and she's always wanted to go to Paris. So she plans a trip for her and her boyfriend to go to Paris for the weekend. She's finally going to live out one of her dreams. Though her French may be lacking...she's not going to let that stop her from having the time of her life. I mean come on...it's Paris. 

But when her boyfriend can't make it to the train station on time she decides she will just meet him at the hotel when he can finally get there. But soon she finds out that he ditches on the whole trip leaving her in Paris alone. The trip definitely does not start the way that Nell wants and she almost decides to leave but she's there already, and she wants to embrace it. 

Nell soon finds herself having the time of her life in Paris with a very hunky French man. And he knows all the best spots in Paris. These two were so much fun to read and I found myself smiling the whole story. 

The only thing that would have made it better is if I could have been in Paris myself. Ahh...sigh. Maybe one day. 

 But if you are looking for a fun, fast, and easy read I highly recommend this book. I loved all the sweet shorts inside also but Nell now has a special place in my heart. 

 

Jojo Moyes is a British novelist.
Moyes studied at Royal Holloway, University of London. She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subsequently worked for The Independent for 10 years. In 2001 she became a full time novelist.
Moyes' novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) Romantic Novel of the Year in 2004.
She is married to journalist Charles Arthur and has three children. 


Review Blitz: ROYALLY MATCHED by Emma Chase

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Title: ROYALLY MATCHED
Author: Emma Chase
Release Date: Feb 21, 2017

Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry Charles Albert Edgar Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:
Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.
A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world's most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.
While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit…and her naughty sense of humor.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.
As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.
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“There are meetings in books that stand out, that alter the course of the story. Profound encounters between characters when one soul seems to say to the other, ‘There you are – I’ve been looking for you’

I have been looking forward to ROYALLY MATCHED and Henry’s story since his character was introduced in Royally Screwed. Henry feels like such a broken boy and I couldn’t wait to see how he would grow and change. The future of his country has suddenly been dumped on his shoulders. A burden he never expected to bear. Being king was always supposed to be Nicholas’ job. He had been prepped for it since childhood. Taught the ins and outs of what is proper for a king. Now Henry must learn how to do what’s right.

“I’m shit at politicking and golfing, terrible at wise decision making or doing what I’m told, but what I’ve always been good at is entertaining. Putting on a show. Making people happy. I’m the life of the party and one hell of a host.”

In pure Henry form he decides that best way to find his queen is to host a reality television show at his castle. Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition! When I first saw that this book would basically be a version on The Bachelor, I expected the same kind of story I would get while watching a season of the show. This was NOT what I got in reading ROYALLY MATCHED and in the best way possible. Henry is doing this all for show. To kill time and maybe have a good time *wink wink, nudge nudge*, while he tries to figure out what his new future will be. Henry is witty, sarcastic, and oh so swoony! The kind of man I would love to spend my days (and nights) with.

“I’m comfortable with people I know – I can be sociable, even funny with them. It’s the new ones and unpredictable situations that tie me up in knots.”

Only the elite are invited to participate in the Royal reality TV show. When the Von Titebottum family is approached, Sarah finds the idea completely ridiculous. When she learns it can get her out of a work obligation that’s had her stomach in knots, she jumps at the chance to go, but only to supervise her rambunctious sister. Their mother agrees to let them go, only because Sarah will be there to keep Penelope in check. I immediately connected to Sarah. She IS me, I am her. We enjoy and fear the same things. Sarah is quiet, shy and would rather spend her days with her nose in a book than in the limelight. Henry slowly works his way into her life and into her heart. But will her feelings for him be enough to overshadow the scrutiny that comes when you’re involved with a soon to be king? And will she be able to tame his scandalous ways? Can they both overcome the challenges that await? You’ll have to read to find out.

“What a strange pair we are. The sad boy and the frightened girl.”
“Ever so slowly, Willard smiles. ‘There’s hope for you yet’

This book had me hooked from the very first page. Seriously! I couldn’t put it down. Henry and Sarah’s story completely captivated me. Flipping page after page, dying to know what would happen next. I was pleasantly surprised to find this book wasn’t what I had expected it to be. Though there were TONS of humorous moments, I feel like ROYALLY MATCHED had may more serious scenes than any of Emma’s other books. Can I start a reread now? So if you’re a fan of a sexy romantic comedies with a HEA and a swoon worthy prince, what are you waiting for? Grab your copy today!

“Because sometimes, life is very much like a book – we don’t get to write our own ending; we have to accept the one that’s already on the page.”


Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Surprise New Cover Reveal: THE ALABAMA SUMMER SERIES by J. Daniels



Title: Where I Belong (Ben's & Mia's story) 
All I Want (Luke's & Tessa's story) 
When I Fall (Reed's and Beth's story) 
Where We Belong (Ben's and Mia's novella) 
Author: J. Daniels 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

 
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The Alabama Summer Series has all been revamped and perfected for the release of WHAT I NEED. Do you love these new fun and sexy covers? And of course we couldn't leave out CJ's cover...drum roll please. 

 

Title: What I Need 
Author: J. Daniels 
Release Date: March 5th, 2017 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 


Riley Tennyson has made a huge mistake.

At least, that’s what she keeps telling herself.

Showing up to her brother’s wedding pissed off and newly single, Riley seeks comfort in solitude and an open bar, until the gorgeous and irresistibly charming CJ Tully makes her a better offer―a wild night with the master of smooth-talking where nothing is off limits.

Riley does what any single woman would do, and a connection is made. One neither one of them can ignore. But when she comes home to the boyfriend she no longer thought she had, Riley buries her secret and begs CJ to do the same.

Forget about each other. It was a mistake. That’s all it was… right?

Desires are hidden. Distance is kept. Until one night CJ makes the ultimate sacrifice, and Riley can no longer avoid the man she can’t stop thinking about.

Not with him sleeping down the hall…


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And DON'T miss out where the series started with the Bama Boys! 

Where I Belong (book one) 
When Mia Corelli returns to Alabama for a summer of fun with her childhood best friend, Tessa, there's only one thing keeping her on edge. One person that she’d do anything to avoid. 

Benjamin Kelly. World’s biggest dickhead.

Mia hates him with a fury and has no desire to ever see him again. When she decides to start her summer off with a bang and finally give away her v-card, she unknowingly hands it over to the one guy that excelled at making her life miserable, learning a valuable lesson in the process.

Always get the name of the guy you’re going home with. 

Ben can’t get the girl he spent one night with out of his head. When she leaves him the next morning, he thinks he’ll never see her again. Until he sees her lounging by the pool with his sister.

Mia is determined to hate Ben, even though she can’t forget him.

Ben is determined to prove he’s not the same guy he used to be.

What happens when the one person you wish never existed becomes the one person you can’t imagine being without?


**Warning: This books is recommended for readers over the age of 18 due to strong language and explicit sexual content.

All I Want (book two) 
Luke Evans is a heartbreaker.

I didn’t want to give mine to him. Not when he kept me out. 

He gave me enough, just enough to make me fall in love with him. I say this to convince myself. But I know the truth.

I would’ve fallen in love with him at a distance.

Handing my heart over to Luke was the easiest thing I’ve ever done. I was naive when I wished for more, when I hoped he wanted the same things I did.

I try to hate him. I try to forget him.

But it’s not that easy.

Love is a ruthless bitch, and I’m her latest victim.

Tessa Kelly is a man-eater.

When she sets her sights on you, she doesn’t just consume your heart, she goes for your soul.

What we had was perfect, real, and all I would ever want. 

But she destroyed it.

She destroyed us.

I try to hate her. I try to forget her.

But it’s not that easy.

Love is for people who have hope, and I have none. 

When I Fall (book three) 
For the past nine years, I’ve kept my heart as far away from my dick as possible.

Those two can’t be anywhere near each other. They don’t play nice, and one of them undoubtedly winds up getting hurt.

Not my dick. My dick is good.

The women I take home know exactly what they’re getting from me―sex. Nothing more. At least, that’s what’s supposed to happen. The sweet brunette from Kentucky I set my sights on tonight shouldn’t have been any different. I had her right where I wanted her. Where I needed her. But when my past comes walking into McGill’s pub, the woman in my arms decides to take things to a whole new level, putting me into a situation I never saw coming.

My heart is about to get f**ked. My dick can sit this one out. 

Where We Belong (Ben's & Mia's novella) 

This book should be read after When I Fall to avoid any spoilers.

Ben and Mia Kelly can't seem to catch a break.

Grueling night shift and opposing schedules have left the passionate couple geared up and ready for some much needed alone time. There's only one thing standing in their way.

Parenthood.

With two curious boys who have mastered the art of cock-blocking roaming the house, Ben and Mia, sexually frustrated beyond reason, quickly resort to surprise sexcapades and naughty little trysts whenever and however they can get them.

Who said anything about keeping things legal?

Assume the position. Things are about to heat up in the south.

 

 

J. Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family. She loves curling up with a good book, drinking a ridiculous amount of coffee, and writing stories her children will never read.












Release Day: ROYALLY MATCHED by Emma Chase

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Title: ROYALLY MATCHED
Author: Emma Chase
Release Date: Feb 21, 2017

Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry Charles Albert Edgar Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:
Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.
A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world's most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.
While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit…and her naughty sense of humor.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.
As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.
    

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Sarah stands up and presses her lips against mine. And it’s so unexpected, so surprising—I freeze up. But only for a moment. As her mouth gently moves over mine, I begin to thaw. She’s so fucking soft, her taste so very sweet. The kiss is almost chaste—at least it’s the most chaste I’ve ever had. Unpracticed.
    And yet, it still manages to make my heart pound against my ribs like an animal in a cage.
    “What are you doing?” I whisper, when she pulls back just a little.
    “I’m distracting you.” She looks up at me uncertainly. From behind those ridiculously prim little glasses with those big, dark eyes that could bring me to my knees. “Is it working?”
    My tongue traces my lower lip, craving more of her.
    “I’m not sure. Keep trying—I’ll let you know.”
    She smiles quick and relieved . . . and then she reaches back up, wraps her arms about my neck, and kisses me.
    Her two lips envelop my lower one, then the upper, all eager, pleasing sweetness. My hands find Sarah’s lower back and I pull her in close, tight against me. Slowly, I open my mouth and she mirrors my movement, opening for me. And it’s good. So very, very good.
    It’s like my blood has turned to gasoline, and the touch of her wet, warm tongue is the spark.
    I delve deeper, kiss her harder—more demanding—taking the lead. I cup her head in my hands, holding her still while I plunge and devour. A moan seeps from her lips and I devour that too.
    But then, breathing harshly, I tear my mouth away.
    “Sarah, maybe we shouldn’t. Maybe we should just—”
    “I’m sick of being afraid, Henry. And I’m so tired of being alive . . . but not really living. I’ve wanted this for a long time. I want . . . you.” It’s only then that hesitation dims her eyes. “Do you want me too?”
    I grip her arms. “More than I’ve wanted anything or anyone in my entire life.”
    She takes my hands in hers, lifts them and presses my palms to her breasts. They’re soft and full and absolutely perfect.
    “Show me.”
    Beneath her robe, her bedclothes are paper thin. I trace my thumbs across her nipples, feeling them harden and peak. I want to suck on them until she’s mindless. I want to lick every inch of her skin and watch her flush with desire.
    I wrap my arms around Sarah and lift her right off her feet. With a groan, my mouth is back to hers. Her small pretty hands cup my jaw as I carry her toward the bed. I stop against a wall on the way, knocking a frame sideways, lifting her leg in one hand and wrapping it around my hip so I can thrust against her.
    There’s so much I know—deviant, filthy, lovely moves. And I want to teach her every damn one.

 
Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Cover Reveal: BROTHEL: THE MAGNOLIA DIARIES


 

Title: Brothel: The Magnolia Diaries 
Authors: Ace Gray, BB Easton, Dee Ellis, Stella James, Amelia Oliver, Christine Besze, M. Andrews, T.R.Cupak 
Release Date: March 1st, 2017 
Genre: Erotica 


How many secrets can one house hold? In the case of The Magnolia, the secrets are what keep it alive. Only the wealthy are granted access to see what happens beyond the iron gates. Wildest dreams come true, fantasies and satisfaction are guaranteed. No price is too high for the ultimate taste of desire. 

Eight authors take you behind the walls… the only question is, can you keep a secret?