ADDISON COLE A LOVE SO SWEET BLOG TOUR with #Giveaway, + #review

A Love So Sweet (Sweet with Heat: Weston Bradens Book 1) by [Cole, Addison]
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Discover the magic of the Bradens, and fall in love with Addison Cole’s rich and romantic storytelling.

A Love So Sweet is a Sweet with Heat novel and conveys all of the passion you’d expect to find between two people in love without any graphic scenes or harsh language. If you’re looking for a spicier romance, pick up the steamy edition, Lovers at Heart, Reimagined, written by New York Timesbestselling author Melissa Foster. Addison Cole is Melissa’s sweet-romance pen name. 


In A Love So Sweet…

Treat Braden wasn’t looking for love when Max Armstrong walked into his Nassau resort, but he saw right through the efficient and capable facade she wore like a shield to the sweet, sensual woman beneath. One magnificent evening together sparked an intense connection, and for the first time in his life Treat wanted more than a casual affair. But something caused Max to turn away, and now, after weeks of unanswered phone calls and longing for the one woman he cannot have, Treat is going back to his family’s ranch to try to finally move on.

A chance encounter brings Treat and Max together again, and it turns into a night of intense passion and honesty. When Max reveals her secret, painful past, Treat vows to do everything within his power to win Max’s heart forever—including helping her finally face her demons head-on.

 

About SWEET WITH HEAT novels… 
Sweet with Heat books are the sweet editions of the Love in Bloom steamy romance novels by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Sweet with Heat books convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

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Watch for the upcoming November release of 
Book 2 of Sweet with Heat: The Bradens at Weston Series

Discover the magic of the Bradens, and fall in love with Addison Cole’s rich and romantic storytelling. 

Our Sweet Destiny is a Sweet with Heat novel and conveys all of the passion you’d expect to find between two people in love without any graphic scenes or harsh language. If you’re looking for a more explicit romance, pick up the steamy edition, Destined for Love, written by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Addison Cole is Melissa’s sweet-romance pen name.

In OUR SWEET DESTINY…
After ditching a troubled relationship—and her veterinary practice in the process—Jade Johnson returns to the safety of her small hometown and finally finds her footing. That is…until her horse is injured and the son of the man her father has been feuding with for more than forty years comes to her rescue. She’s spent forever trying to deny her attraction to headstrong, too-handsome-for-his-own-good cowboy Rex Braden. The last thing she needs is that particular man complicating her life.

Fiercely loyal Rex Braden has never put anyone or anything before his family. Despite the irate family history, sparks fly between Rex and Jade, unleashing fifteen years of stifled, forbidden love—and causing the rebel in each of them to rear its powerful head.

Loyalties are tested, and relationships are strained as Rex and Jade find out if true love really can conquer all.

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About the author
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Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

Addison is proud to be part of the Main Street Romance family, a partnership with bestselling authors Nancy Naigle, RaeAnne Thayne, and Chris Keniston, bringing sweet happy-ever-after love stories to the Main Street Romance community. Join them at www.MainStreetRomance.com ~ open 24/7 just for you.

Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.

Addison’s books are available in paperback, digital, and audio formats.

 
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My thoughts 

A Love so Sweet by Addison Cole is a “Sweet with Heat”, novel. Book #1 in her new series “Sweet with Heat: The Bradens at Weston”.

Featuring Treat Braden and Max Armstrong. Trent is the oldest of the Braden at Weston children. Addison Cole’s characters are multidimensional, with empowered and sassy women, hot, loyal heroes, friends,  family with a sweet romance without graphic love scenes or foul language. I adore flawed characters which adds more drama, and gives readers a better understanding of the way they act.  Trent and Max are charming and realistic. A satisfying and enjoyable read. Addison Cole is Melissa Foster’s pen name for her “Sweet with Heat” series, in case you didn’t already know this tidbit of information.  Another great by the fantastic Addison Cole.

I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.

 

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: Sweet with heat

Reviewer: AprilR 

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RELEASE CELEBRATION **Bedded Under the Christmastide Moon by Christina McKnight With #Giveaway + #review

Their marriage of convenience is about to become a marriage of love.


Available August 7th – Holiday Regency Romance, Bedded Under the Christmastide Moon by Christina McKnight.   

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Title:Bedded Under the Christmastide Room
Author: Christina McKnight
Genre: Historical Romance, Holiday, Regency
Release Date: August 7, 2018

THEIR MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE…

For years, Lady Melloria Whitmore has believed her childhood best friend and secret love Brigham Clarke agreed to marry her out of a sense of duty. Knowing how important Brigham’s work with Parliament is to him, she agrees to see him once a year, when he returns to his country estate for the holidays. This Christmas, Mellie vows to give Brigham the one thing he has always wanted: an heir. For one night, she’ll share his bed, and she’ll have that memory of passion to get her through the long winter nights without him.

IS ABOUT TO BECOME A MARRIAGE OF LOVE.

Except Brigham doesn’t want just one night—he wants forever. He’s loved Mellie all his life, and making her his Viscountess Whitmore was his dream. He just never thought Mellie returned his feelings. So when Mellie begins her seduction under the Christmastide moon, Brigham receives the best gift of all: his wife’s love.

 

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USA TODAYBestselling Author Christina McKnight writes emotional and intricate Regency Romance with rebellious women and maverick heroes.

Her books combine romance and mystery, exploring themes of redemption and forgiveness. When not writing she enjoys coffee, wine, traveling the world, and watching television.

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My thoughts 

Bedded Under the Christmastide Moon by Christina McKnight is a delightful Holiday Regency Romance. A short novella, approximately 100 pages. I read it in one setting. The characters are charming. The storyline was a quick, simple romance, with little intimacy, the buildup to the couples relationship, I felt needed more. Second chances,  misunderstandings and broken hearts, Christmas surprises and finding a HEA, are the essence of BEDDED UNDER THE CHRISTMASTIDE MOON. A nice holiday read. I do look forward 

“I voluntarily received a complimentary copy, however,  these are my honest opinions. I was in no way required nor compensated to write a review.”

 

Rating: 4

Heat rating: Mild

Reviewer: AprilR 

 

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Puzzle Of Death: Detective Mystery Thriller by Donahue B. Silvis with #Giveaway, #Excerpt, & #review

Puzzle Of Death: Detective Mystery Thriller by Donahue B. SilvisPuzzle Of Death: Detective Mystery Thriller by Donahue B. Silvis

Publisher: D. B. Silvis (December 2, 2013)Category: Mystery Thriller, Detective, CrimeTour dates: May/July, 2018

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Available in ebook only, 339 pages

Private Detective Jake Wayde doesn t know why he received a letter containing a piece of a puzzle. However, he soon realizes that he s in the middle of a deadlysearch for ten million dollars in cash and a world changing chemical formula. It s now kill or be killed. People are dropping like flies, says Wayde, who    the hell is killing them?It now becomes his task to stop the killing spree caused by the late, vengeful chemist, Dr. Fredrick Rhineman. The renowned chemist had instructed his secretary, that upon his death, to mail prewritten letters containing a pieces of a handmade puzzle, to the twelve people he hated and the ambassadors of China, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Russia. As the letters are received and opened, they instruct that when assembled, the puzzle pieces will reveal the whereaboutsof a deadly world-changing chemical formula and ten million dollars in cash.

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There is occasional cursing and sexual situations plus extreme violence. If youare adverse to those don’t read it. If you choose to read it, don’t give it a low review rating for the reasons cautioned here. You were clearly warned. Puzzle of Death has a large, interesting cast of support characters; there is a U.S. Senator an ambassador, FBI agents, Detroit mobsters, multiple torturers/killers, and Iranian secret agents. I enjoyed the story and recommendit to readers who can stand the stench of violent death. The plot is excellent,and sentence structure and character development are okay. – Vigilant ReaderWow! What a fantastic book! I could not put it down. There were so many twists and turns. It was a very different and unique book! –Musiclover, Amazon Review If you don’t mind the blood and guts, the story line was different and definitely a page turner. 5 Stars –Janet, Amazon ReviewThe “who dunnit” in “Puzzle of Death” did keep you guessing. Clever outcome. - Hummingbird, Amazon Review

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EXCERPT:

Matey decided to go for a ride along the beach and take a swim in the ocean. She
put on her two-piece Gottex bathing suit and walked to the stables. Senator
Knowles was sitting at a table on the terrace talking on his cell phone; he waved as
Matey cantered off toward the beach. She rode along the edge of the water, her
blonde hair blowing in the warm breeze. Matey stopped by the royal palm trees,
dismounted and tied the reins around one of the trees. As Matey started walking
down to the ocean, she saw a dune buggy coming along the shoreline toward her.
She shaded her eyes as the dune buggy got closer and pulled up next to her.
“Hi,” a dark-haired woman said as she turned off the engine. “Beautiful day, isn’t
it?”
Matey smiled. “It usually is, here in Nassau.”
“You live here?” asked the woman.
“Yes.”
“That must be nice. I only get to come here once a year.” The woman looked at the
horse, “He’s a beauty. It’s been years since I’ve gone riding.” Matey smiled but
didn’t say anything. “I’m here on vacation and enjoying the great weather and the
beach.” The woman looked out at the ocean and stretched her arms.
“I see you have one of the rental dune buggies. That’s a great way to see the island
and the beaches.”
“Yes, it is, but not like horseback riding. Is it your horse or is there a rental stable
near here?”
“It’s my horse. I don’t think there’s a rental stable on the Island.”
The woman nodded.
“Well, I was about to take a swim. Enjoy the Bahamas,” said Matey. She turned
and started toward the water.
  • The woman stepped behind Matey and struck her hard on the back of the head,
    knocking her to the ground. Matey was unconscious as the woman dragged her
    back to the palm trees. She patted the horse on the hindquarters, and he moved
    back behind the trees. The woman then lifted Matey up into a sitting position and
    leaned her against one of the tree trunks. She got a piece of rope from the buggy,
    pulled Matey’s arms behind her, tied them around the palm tree, and bound
    Matey’s feet together. Stepping back over to the dune buggy the woman picked up
    a half gallon plastic bottle of cold water and took a long drink. She walked over to
    Matey and poured some of the cold water on her slumped head. Matey’s head
    jerked up as the cold water hit her, running down her back and over her breasts.
    The woman grinned and sang a line from the old Everly Brothers hit “Wake up,
    little Susie, wake up.”
    Matey stared up at her. “What the hell are you doing? Are you crazy?” She
    struggled to get up. “Damn you, untie me.”
    The woman kneeled down on Matey’s bare legs. Matey yelled in pain. The two
    women glared at each other.
    “Mrs. Rhineman, you have a piece of a claim check that I want.”
    “How do you know who I am?” Matey shouted as she struggled to get free. “Get
    the hell off of me, you son of a bi**h!”
    The woman didn’t move as she grinned, “Oh, such bad language from such a
    refined lady.” She laughed. “I know your husband hated you and sent you one of
    the letters with a red piece of the claim check.” Matey didn’t say anything but kept
    glaring. “I want that red piece of paper.” She raised a long-bladed knife and held it
    close to Matey’s face.
    “I–I–I don’t,” stuttered Matey as the blades pressed against her cheek. “Don’t hurt
    me,” she begged.
    The woman reached up, cut off a long strand of Matey’s blonde hair, showed it to
    her, and tossed it to the ground. Then she placed the knife blade over Matey’s left
    ear. “Your ear is coming off next if you don’t tell me where it is.”
  • Matey could feel the pressure of the blade against her ear. She began sobbing but
    didn’t answer. More pressure was put on the blade, slightly cutting the ear. Matey
    groaned in pain. Blood was running down the side of her face. “Please stop, I’ll
    pay you to stop.”
    “Tell me where it is.”
    Matey kept crying but didn’t answer.
    The woman pressed down on the knife. The blade cut half way through Matey’s
    ear. She screamed in pain, “Oh God! No! Please, please don’t,” she pleaded. Then
    she told the woman where she hid the claim check.
    “Is that true?” The woman glared at her menacingly.
    “Yes, yes, it is.” Matey continued to cry. “Please don’t hurt me anymore. I have
    money. I don’t need that damn ten million.”
    “No, you don’t,” leered the woman, and slit Matey’s throat.

About Donahue B. Silvis

Puzzle Of Death: Detective Mystery Thriller by D. B. Silvis

Donahue B. Silvis is an alumnus of the renowned Pasadena Playhouse. He graduatedfrom Florida Atlantic University majoring in film study and creative writing.As a member of Screen Actors Guild (SAG), he has worked in movies as an actor and screenwriter. Donahue has written six novels, three screenplays and one illustrated children’s book. Now retired, he continues writing and promoting hisnovels and screenplays, while residing in Naples, Florida with his wife, Katie.Website: dbsilvisauthor.com Twitter:https://twitter.com/dbsilvis

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My Thoughts 

Puzzle of Death by Donahue B. Silvis is a heart pumping Detective Mystery Thriller from beginning to end.  It is well crafted,  with a wide cast of characters from the drug cartel, FBI agents, U.S. Senator,  ambassadors from China, Iran and Saudi Arabia, Detroit mobsters, multiple torturers/killers, and Iranian secret agents, just to name a few.

Private Detective Jake Wayde received a letter with a piece of a puzzle. He soon realizes that he’s caught in the middle of a deadly search for ten million dollars in cash and a chemical formula that could change the world. PLEASE NOTE: there is occasional cursing, sexual situations and extreme violence. So if you are a bit squeamish about that type of content,  then definitely not a book for you to read. Has guts and gore,  and twists and turns, and a few surprises, I didn’t see the ending coming.

Steady paced from the first page to the last page with well developed characters and a mesmerizing, heart pumping storyline.  The story flows seamlessly and effortlessly.  The cast of characters are fantastic.  Strongly recommended if you enjoy Crime Mystery Thrillers, Detectives,  action, guts and gore and a fantastic story.”I voluntarily received a complimentary copy, however,  these are my honest opinions. I was in no way required nor compensated to write a review.”

Rating:

Heat rating: Hot 

Reviewer: AprilR 

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BLOG TOUR~ROAMING WILD~TRACEY DEVLYN with #Giveaway

Meet the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Tracey Devlyn wanted to be the next Dian Fossey and explore the wilds of Africa, but that was before she met chemistry and calculus and realized a business major, rather than a science degree, might be more up her alley.Tracey writes contemporary and historical romantic suspense, historical mysteries, and mainstream thrillers. An Illinois native, Tracey spends her evenings harassing her once-in-a-lifetime husband and her weekends torturing her characters.

For more information on Tracey, including her Internet haunts, contest updates, and details on her upcoming novels, please visit her website at http://www.TraceyDevlyn.com. Want information about Tracey’s new releases to be delivered to your email inbox? Consider signing up for her newsletter http://traceydevlyn.com/contact. Tracey can also be found at http://Instagram.com/TraceyDevlyn, http://Twitter.com/TraceyDevlyn or http://www.Facebook.com/AuthorTraceyDevlyn.

 

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She’s loved him forever…

The last thing traveling nurse Evie Steele expects to find aboard the RV housing her mobile health clinic is her brother’s best friend. As always, Deke’s close proximity stirs her forbidden desires and long-suppressed dreams. But his sudden reappearance in her life and curious interest in her patients makes Evie wonder what he’s hiding.

…but now his secrets could destroy them both.

Special agent Deke Conrad is in big trouble. Not only does he have a thing for his friend’s little sister, but what should be a routine mission is turning into a tour of temptation and survival. He fooled himself into thinking he could keep the beautiful and dynamic Evie in the dark while he used the cover of her Med Mobile to track down a merciless wildlife trafficker. But he didn’t anticipate the lure of her scent or the warmth of her smile…or the string of dead bodies littering their path.

When Evie winds up in his enemy’s crosshairs, Deke must unleash every weapon in his arsenal to save her, including his heart. But will he be too late?
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ROAMING WILD by Tracey Devlyn is an amazing Romantic Suspense. “Steele Ridge” Book 6 , but can be read as a stand alone. If you enjoy family saga, then I’d suggest reading the other 5 books in the series. However, not necessary to enjoy this story.

The hero was a ruggedly sexy, strong and a protective, alpha male. The heroine was feisty, brave and brazen, a true heroine. I loved Evie and Deke, their story was intriguing in itself, but when added in the suspense, and mystery, WOW!

The conflict was enough to keep me turning pages. I was emotionally invested from the first page to the last. The plot flowed seamlessly and continuingly. Fast paced and action packed with conflict, danger around every corner and the wildlife aspect was a plus for me. I enjoyed the fact Evie had issues, with panic attacks, as one who suffers from them occasionally, the author nailed it!

An intriguing story with all the drama, emotions, conflict, suspense, mystery and romance a great Romantic Suspense should have to impress readers and keep them returning to Steele Ridge. Simply flawless, in my humble opinion!

A must read for Romantic Suspense lovers, and fans of the “Steele Ridge” saga. Tracey Devlin is one of my favorite Romantic Suspense authors. She writes such thrilling, page turning stories, with emotional turmoil, as well as family oriented stories. The twists and turns were surprising, intriguing, and impressive. Another hit for Tracey Devlin!! Can’t wait to visit “Steele Ridge” again, and learn what is in store for readers and the Steele family. I adore the Steele family!

Rating: 4. 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

 

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BLOG TOUR~~HOW TO RUIN YOUR REPUTATION IN 10 DAYS~~HARMONY WILLIAMS with #Giveaway & #Review

 


Meet the Author:

Harmony Williams has been living vicariously in Regency-era England since she discovered Jane Austen. Since time machines don’t yet exist, she’s had to make do with books—fictional and non-fictional. On the rare occasion she doesn’t have her nose stuck in a book, she likes to drink tea and spend time with her 90-lb lapdog. A feminist, she writes stories about strong women and the men who support them as equals.
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In 1814 London, England, a lady is defined as a demure, delicate flower. Miss Francine Annesley is not that lady. If men were like plants, she would have a garden of admirers to choose from instead of the thorn in her side since childhood, Julian Beckwith. But she would make an even worse nun than she does a lady, which will be her fate if she can’t dig up a husband before the Season ends. However, Julian is not an option.
With only ten short days left in the Season, Francine doesn’t have time to waste on petty squabbles or knee-weakening kisses, even if Julian’s offer to fulfill her every wish rouses her curiosity. It seems men are more complicated than plants. Too bad love bloomed at the most inconvenient of times…
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My thoughts:

How to Lose Your Reputation in 10 days by Harmony Williams is an interesting and engaging Historical Romance set in 1814 England. While, #2 it can be read as a stand alone. See, “How to Play the Game of Love”, #1.

This is my first time reading Harmony Williams, I have to say I was totally entranced and intrigued by her charactizations, her vivid descriptions and her storytelling.

Miss Francine Annesley is not a  demure lady, but has book sense and intelligence.  Julian Beckwith has been a thorn in Francine’s side since childhood. A friends to lovers kind of romance, one of my favorite kinds of Historical Romance.

A sweet, funny and utterly adorable read from beginning to end. Francine and Julian make such an great couple. They’re engaging, believable and realistic. Ms. Williams has done a great job of interweaving sexism, self – esteem and vulnerabilities into a story with depth and understanding.

My only complaint,  and not sure I’d call it a true complaint, I don’t usual enjoy first person stories, but, I enjoyed this one. Ms. Williams made me forget it was written in first person. A great read, with many facets to a great story.

I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own

Rating: 4

Received by: AprilR

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Review & Excerpt Bliz~~Order of the Sicari Series By Monica Burns




Ancient Rome Collides with Present-Day and Only Love Can Save an Empire’s Collapse and Ensure Another’s Downfall! 
Assassin’s Honor 
(Order of the Sicari #1)
Only love can save a telekinetic assassin’s honor in a world where Ancient Rome never fell. Passion abounds in this award-winning series.
The Roman Empire never collapsed for Ares DeLuca and other Sicari. Ares comes from an ancient bloodline of telekinetic assassins who have lived in the shadows for two millennia. The Sicari are honor bound to kill only in the name of justice, but Ares broke the Order’s code and used his sword for revenge. Love cost him dearly once before, and he’s not willing to pay the price again. At least not until hot, sweet, delectable Emma enters his world. Not only does she have the ability to save an ancient empire’s collapse, she holds the key to a valuable Sicari relic and quite likely the key to his heart.
Archeologist Emma Zale sees the past when she touches ancient relics. It’s how she uncovered evidence of an ancient order of assassins—the Sicari. When a sinfully dark stranger shows up on her Chicago doorstep, he drags her into a world where ancient Rome still rules, and telekinesis and empaths are the norm. But someone wants her dead, and her only hope of survival is an assassin who’s every bit as dangerous to her body as he is to her heart.
Ancient Rome Collides with Present-Day Chicago and Only Love Can Save an Empire’s Collapse and Ensure Another’s Downfall
This award-winning series (reissued for the first time) starts off with a bang with an exciting combination of romance, suspense, sexy paranormal assassin heroes, and extraordinary world-building.
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Assassin’s Heart 
(Order of the Sicari #2)
Can the truth of the soul Conquer the pain of its ancient past.
Unlike other Sicari, Lysander Condellaire has telepathic and telekinetic powers. Not until the night a Praetorian tortured him and left him for dead did he understand why. Now, the half-angelic, half-demonic face he sees in the mirror is a reminder of the monster he must keep hidden or face expulsion from the order of assassins known as the Sicari. But his dreams of ancient Rome hint at a destiny difficult to accept, especially when it involves the woman he loves, but can never have.
A gifted healer in the Order, Phaedra DeLuca witnessed her mother’s murder when she was a little girl. The haunting memory makes her loathe everything Praetorian. When she travels to Rome in search of an ancient artifact, she must work alongside a man who once cruelly rejected her love and healing touch. But her dreams of ancient Rome tell of an irreversible and possibly dangerous future. For the distant past and present are about to collide–with the one man she is destined to love.
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Inferno’s Kiss 
(Order of the Sicari #3)
The Sicari brotherhood is back and this time they’re taking no prisoners when it comes to protecting the Order as warriors and lovers are torn between duty and desire.
Dante Condellaire, heir apparent to the Sicari Lords, knows that being a true leader means sacrifice. For Dante it was relinquishing all erotic pleasures. But he never expected his willpower to be tested so fiercely by Cleopatra Vorenus, expert assassin of the Order, and daughter of the man he is positioned to succeed.
Cleo prefers working alone—until she meets Dante who shares her goal: to destroy a Praetorian stronghold where Sicari women are imprisoned for devious purposes. Bringing the mission off without a hitch pumps up more than their resolve. It sets off a sexual spark too combustible to ignore.
As their attraction flares like an inferno, the stakes are raised. So are the risks. Before the mission is over, Dante and Cleo will be plunged into a dangerous conspiracy where a traitor threatens the very foundation of the Order, as well as the fiery bond between Dante and Cleo—warriors and lovers now torn between duty and desire.
“WOW! A kick-ass self-confident heroine and an alpha male with a side order of vulnerability practically guarantee a mind blowing reading experience.” — Fresh Fiction
“I loved that Cleo is the experienced lover while Dante is the virgin. Hallelujah and pass the cornbread. The sexual tension in here had me on edge, waiting to see if Dante would succumb or abstain.” — Smexy Books

 

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 About the Author
Monica Burns is a bestselling author of spicy historical and paranormal romance. She penned her first romance at the age of nine when she selected the pseudonym she uses today. Her historical book awards include the 2011 RT BookReviews Reviewers Choice Award and the 2012 Gayle Wilson Heart of Excellence Award for Pleasure Me.
She is also the recipient of the prestigious paranormal romance award, the 2011 PRISM Best of the Best award for Assassin’s Heart. From the days when she hid her stories from her sisters to her first completed full-length manuscript, she always believed in her dream despite rejections and setbacks. A workaholic wife and mother, Monica is a survivor who believes every hero and heroine deserves a HEA (Happily Ever After), especially if she’s writing the story.

 

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MY THOUGHTS:
Assassin’s Honor by Monica Burns is a fantastic Paranormal Romance. #1 in “Order of the Sicari”, which is being  re-issued,  for the first time ever.
This is a story where two worlds collide, Ancient Rome and present day Chicago. Ares DeLuca, an telekinetic assassin and Archeologist Emma Zale, who sees the past when she touches ancient relics. This is how she found evidence of an ancient order of assassins—the Sicari. And thus the story begins……
“Assassin’s Honor” starts off fast and never let’s up until the very last page, and it lingers in your mind for some time after, what if….
The sensual tension is such that it keeps the reader on edge, waiting to see who sucumbs to whom.
Definitely fast paced, with wonderful mythical world building, mixing modern civilization with an ancient world of sexy assassins, a paranormal hero, and kick butt heroine with a cast of characters that only enhances the reading experience, rounds off this amazingly unique tale.  Mix in a combination of exciting romance, suspense, intrigue, passion, adventure and a deadly long standing ancient feud between Praetorian Guard and the legendary Sicari assassins, what the reader finds is an fantastic read. Whew, talk about excitement and adventure, “Assassin’s Honor” has it all and so much more.  Bravo, Monica Burns!! Well done! A definite must read for fans of paranormal romance, ancient feuds, mythical worlds, and sizzling romance. I look forward to reading “Assassin’s Heart”.
Rating: 4.5
Heart rating: Steamy/hot
Reviewed by: AprilR
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SPOTLIGHT~ WINNER TAKES ALL~ ERIN KERN~with #Giveaway & #Review

MBA&M wishes, Erin Kern and her latest, WINNER TAKES ALL, a HAPPY RELEASE DAY, from our house to yours!!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Winner Takes All

Author: Erin Kern

Series: A Champion Valley Series

On Sale: August 30, 2016

Publisher: Forever

Formats: Mass Market & eBook

Price: $6.99 USD (MM) / $6.99 USD (eBook)

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Money. Fame. Endorsements. Blake Carpenter had it all—before his professional football career spiraled out of control. Determined to rebuild his life, he takes on coaching the high school team in his Colorado hometown. Despite a few fumbles, Blake knows he can lead these boys to victory. As long as he can keep his eyes on the prize and off the team’s distractingly gorgeous physical therapist.

 

Annabelle Turner knows all about the scandal that cost Blake his NFL career, and she’ll be damned if she’s going to let his mistakes hurt her team. What she doesn’t count on is the intense attraction that turns every heated run-in they have into a wildly erotic competition. Point by point, play by play, kiss by kiss, they try to keep things professional for the good of the team. But when the score is this close—and the passion this fierce—it’s anybody’s game . . .

 

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The parking lot was almost empty as Blake left the field-house after the team’s win. He strolled toward his truck, keys dangling from one hand and his gym bag in the other. As he approached, he noticed a figure leaning against the driver’s side door.

A petite, luscious figure in a pair of tight jeans and a Blanco Valley High hooded-sweatshirt.

Just the sight of Annabelle turned his body on high alert. Over the past week, Blake hadn’t been able to get their kiss out of his mind. Not only the feel of her lips pressed to his, but how perfectly her body fit with his. Each one of her curves had molded seamlessly against his harder and bigger one, as though they were two pieces of the same puzzle.

And look at him with all the lame metaphors.

Blake approached the truck, twirling his keys around in his hand. Because if he didn’t keep them busy, he’d yank her away from the door and kiss her again.

“Hi,” she greeted when he stopped in front of her.

He tossed his bag in the bed of the truck. “Hey,” he replied. “You’re here awfully late.”

“I wanted to hang around and congratulate some of the kids. You guys played a good game tonight,” she told him.

“Thanks.” And why did her praise have to mean so much to him? The parents and the school district was what mattered. Not some hazel-eyed opinionated goddess.

Annabelle scraped the toe of her tennis shoe along the ground. And for some reason Blake found the movement endearing.

He was turning into such a pussy.

“Blake,” she said on a sigh. She pushed away from the truck and tucked a strand of hair behind her ear. “I’m sorry,” she told him. “About before.”

“For what?” he wanted to know. “The kiss or the apology?”

She blinked at him and inhaled a deep breath. “For the way I acted afterward,” she clarified. “To be completely honest, I’m not sorry for kissing you. I thought that maybe…” Her words trailed off. “I thought I had taken you off guard and acted inappropriately. I didn’t want you to think I was being too forward. The sorry just kind of popped out before I could think.”

Blake pocketed his keys. “You did take me off guard. But that didn’t mean I didn’t like it as much as you did. I think we both know I did.” She’d been pressed up against him hard enough to feel the evidence between his thighs.

As though sensing his thoughts, Annabelle’s gaze dropped down, lingering long enough to elicit a reaction. “I think it’s safe to say we both liked it. A lot,” she added. “Probably too much, actually.”

“And how much is too much?” Because that was part of his confusion.

One of her shoulders moved. “To be honest, I’m not sure. I’m still trying to figure that one out.”

“Maybe we should try it again, just to see,” he suggested.

 

 

 

 

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Author Photo - Erin KernErin was born in Houston, TX. but spent the majority of her life in the Bay Area. She married her high school sweetheart and began her writing career while being a stay-at-home mom to her daughter.

 

Her first book, Looking for Trouble, was on the Amazon top 100 for four months, and on the indiereads.com top ten for four weeks. The second book in the Trouble series, Here Comes Trouble, was also a top seller on Amazon. Erin currently lives in North Texas with her husband and two children.

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

WINNER TAKES ALL by Erin Kern is an interesting Sports Romance, set in small town Champion Valley, Colorado. Book 1 in Ms. Kern’s new “A Champion Valley Novel” series.

An adorable, and charming story, but a bit predictable. Slow to start with, so hang in there, it picks but nicely, after about the second or third chapter. A Small town, sports Romance, which is adorable, charming, and entertaining, with some bitter sweet topics. Boy meets girl or in this case, former football hero, meets, vulnerable, but resentful Physical Therapist.

Blake Carpenter, a former football hero, whose career spiraled out of control, ending his career, due to an injury. Annabelle Turner, is a recent divorcee, who is a bit resentful of her sister (who is a free-spirited). Annabelle is a tough, hard shell, Physical Therapist. While, Blake and Annabelle’s story  is not a unique tale, it is a tale of vulnerability, resentful,  a brooding football star, sensual tension, hope, promise and hoping for a  HEA.

“Winner Takes All” is a tale of healing, forgiveness, the darker side of professional sports, especially football (NFL), the consequences of a major injury, the feelings that occur after said injury, vulnerabilities, romance, with a bit of humor mixed into the story, and how one wrong decision can destroy one’s hopes and dreams, or does it just change one’s outlook and the direction of one’s life. Ms. Kern does a great job of step-by-step football strategies and plays.

It was interesting to watch Blake and Annabelle’s relationship grow, and develop into something more, with the help of some quirky, secondary characters. Oh, the life of small town romance! I do hope some of the secondary characters find their way into stories of their own!

A sweet Sports Romance, which, however, does have some strong language, which some readers find offensive. Otherwise, an entertaining, and enjoyable read. Please, note… it does not have any actual sex scenes.

Ms. Kern has done an excellent joy with her portrayal of the characters, the dark side of the sports world, the difficulties that occur due to one’s choices, small town life, and it’s quirks, and the promise of hope and healing. Fans of Sports Romance, Football, specifically NFL, the promise of love and the hope of achieving an HEA, will truly enjoy “Winner Takes All”.  I find it to be an enjoyable and satisfying read!

Received for an honest review from Net Galley. However, all thoughts, opinions, and insights are my own personal opinions.

Rating: 4

Heat rating: Sweet, however, does have some strong

 language, mixed into the story.

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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SPOTLIGHT~ KICKIN’ UP DUST~EM PETROVA with #Review

Kickin’ Up Dust (Operation Cowboy Book 1) by Em Petrova

Date of Publication: July 19, 2016

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This Marine follows the rules. This cowgirl is all about breaking them.

Operation Cowboy, Book 1

After losing his best friend and CO, Matt, in combat, Brodie Bell didn’t think his spirits could sink any lower. He was wrong. One look at his and Matt’s storm-flattened hometown nearly levels him.

Los Vista needs a leader, and as Brodie takes the weight of the world on his shoulders, he comes up with a plan. Merge the two ranches left standing, pray for a good calving season…and keep his hands too busy to get busy with Matt’s sexy little sister.

Danica was in pigtails when Brodie and Matt went off chasing glory. Now she’s a woman with a broken heart, but if Matt knew of the depraved cravings Brodie ignites in her body, he’d haunt her from the grave.

As they work to mend miles of broken fences, Brodie fights to ignore Danica’s tiny cutoff shorts and mile-long legs—and to ignore the “weapon” that’s locked and loaded in his Levis. Because the last thing he wants is to dishonor his friend’s memory by ravishing the sweetest little cowgirl he’s ever laid eyes on.

Warning: Involves a sweet and sassy ranch girl who knows her way around a rope, and a Marine turned cowboy who’d like to tie her down and spank her until she begs for more.

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About Em Petrova

Em Petrova lives in Backwoods, Pennsylvania, where she raises 4 kids and a Labradoodle named Daisy Hasselhoff. Her dream is to find an old pickup and travel small-town USA, meeting new people. Her heroes are hardworking–in bed and out–and she is known for panty-scorching erotic romance.

She also writes lesbian romance as Hallie Knight.

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MY THOUGHTS:

KICKIN’ UP DUST by Em Petrova is an exciting new Military Western (Marines) series, “Operation Cowboy”.

Set in Los Vista, Texas, several Marines return home together from Afghanistan.  Only to find their hometown a total mess, ravished by a horrible tornado, that left little standing, except two ranches.  While, some returned home, one did not, Brodie Bell’s best friend  and CO, Matt Pope. Devastated, tormented by inner convicts, grief, survival guilt, PTSD, heartbroken, and  a sense of shame, these Marines find life has changed forever for them.

After being gone for five years, Brodie and his follow Marines return to find Los Vista, needs a leader, who better than Brodie. Danica Pope, Matt’s little sister, is no longer a little girl, but a sassy, sweet, sexy ranch girl.

Brodie comes up with a plan to merge the only two ranchs left standing, his and Danica’s parents ranchs.

Fast paced, romance filled, ranch girl and a Marine turned cowboy. Well written with well-developed, devastatingly sexy Marines, and one hot ranch girl. The characters are engaging and intriguing. I can’t wait to read more on the secondary characters and their lives.  The storyline is unique, while, not a fun loving, up-roaring romp of a story, it is a heart-warming, HOT, sexy read, with an underlying story of one Marine’s survival and inner turmoil, after returning home.

Powerful, compelling and emotional. It is also engaging, and entertaining. Read how Brodie and  Danica find their love blossoming, but can they keep their hands off each other and not dishonor Matt?  And can Matt lose the guilt over Matt’s death?

Fans of Military Western romance, Marines, fast reads, raunchy sex, will find “Kickin’ Up Dust” a fulfilling and satisfying read. I loved how Ms. Petrova brought so much to this story, she brings PTSD into the light, the devastation of the returning Marines, and the horrors they faced, to the forefront of  a yet romantic tale. A must read! I can’t wait to read more from this engaging “Operation Cowboy” series. Received for an honest review.

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: Hot/Steamy

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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A visit with Katie Lane, A Billionaire After Dark!*Giveaway*

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Today we are thrilled to welcome author Katie Lane to MyBookAddictionandMore.com! Katie Lane is the author of several great romances, including the just released A BILLIONAIRE AFTER DARK. Please join us in welcoming Katie and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
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MBA: What makes you most happy while writing?

Katie Lane: The characters.  I love quirky heroines, imperfect heroes, zany neighbors, and crazy townsfolk.  It’s such fun to mix them all together and see what happens.  If people could listen in when I’m writing, they would think I was crazy.  I laugh out loud at things my characters say.  And talk to them like they are sitting right next to me.  “Oh, noooo!  You are not going to do that.  That’s just crazy.  Okay, you’re going to do that.  Fine, do it!  But don’t say I didn’t warn you.”

 

 

MBA: What is the best advice you’ve ever gotten or given about writing?

Katie Lane: When I was first writing, I read this book (Sorry, but the title escapes me at the moment.) that pretty much told you what to do if you DID NOT want to get published.  The first thing on the list was “Don’t Finish your Book.”  It just made so much sense to me.  If you don’t finish a book, there’s no way it can be published.  So I finish books.  They might not ever get published, but they have a chance.

 

MBA: While writing this book did you have a moment of OMG that’s perfect?

Katie Lane: I’m really hard on myself so I rarely say the word “perfect.”  But there were a few times while writing this that I smiled with satisfaction.  The scene where Nash and Eden are standing in the street and find out all these truths about each other and then they almost have sex and are caught by her . . . well, shoot, I can’t finish without spoiling the scene.  Anyway, that scene turned out sexy, funny, and heartwarming—my favorite combination for a scene.

 

MBA: Were you surprised by anything in this book?

Katie Lane: I’m always surprised by a book.  I can write a detailed outline, but I never follow it.  The characters go where the characters want to go.  And Nash and Eden were these two loose canons who got very stubborn and nasty when I tried to force them into certain situations that they didn’t like.  So this book was hard to write in that respect, but fun to write as far as surprises go.

 

MBA: What 5 things would you take with you if you had to live on Mars for a year?

Katie Lane: Matt Damon because he pretty much knows how to survive there and because . . . well, he’s hot.  A laptop with a solar panel battery or whatever type of battery works on Mars.  My softie pillow because I never go any place without it.  Lots and Lots of Skinny Pop Popcorn.  And my dog Roo.  Okay, if I’m taking Roo, I need to skip the Skinny Pop and take my husband, but we’ll still need Matt because my husband thinks he knows how to live off the land, but he really doesn’t.

 

MBA: What do you hope readers will gain from reading your story? 

Katie Lane: I hope my readers gain the same things I want to gain when I read a romance novel:  Hours of entertainment and a sigh of contentment when the hero and heroine live happily-ever-after.

 

Thank you so much for hosting me today, Book Addictions & More!  It’s always a pleasure. :o)

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About A BILLIONAIRE AFTER DARK

With endless wealth comes irresistible temptation . . .

It’s an undisputed fact that Nash Beaumont is the hottest of the Beaumont brothers. His slow, sensual smile charms every French Kiss employee-and tempts every woman to buy the company’s lingerie. But beneath Nash’s raw charisma is a dark, kinky side that he struggles to control . . . a side that may be exposed by one lovely-and unexpectedly adventurous woman.

Reporter Eden Huckabee needs a story. And when she discovers Nash’s dirty little secret, she thinks she’s found it. But Eden doesn’t count on Nash turning the tables on her-or that she will fall so deeply for this unbelievably sexy, one-in-a-billion Beaumont.

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Katie Lane is the USA Today bestselling author of the Deep in the Heart of Texas and Hunk for the Holiday series.  Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and when she isn’t writing, enjoys reading, going to the gym, golfing, traveling, or just snuggling next to her high school sweetheart and cairn terrier Roo.

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Kidnapped in Paradise by Deborah Brown: a review, and giveaway


In the Florida Keys, trouble is brewing along with the coffee. Friends Madison Westin and Fabiana Merceau search for the mastermind behind gruesome warnings showing up on their doorstep. Fab’s infamous new partner and Madison’s reappearing ex-husband complicate matters in this sexy and humorous action-adventure, the seventh installment of the Paradise series.

Can they slip the bonds of protective custody and solve the mystery before they are Kidnapped in Paradise?

Kidnapped in Paradise, is the seventh novel in Deborah Brown’s Paradise series, which can be also read as a stand alone book.

My Thoughts

Another hit by this author. While this is the seventh  in this series, it can be read as a stand alone.  Although, I would  suggest reading the others in this series, for your enjoyment and to learn more of the main characters.  I have enjoyed this series. The H/H are engaging, challenging  and passionate.  The premise of love is a plus and the element of danger is ever present. 
Well written with interesting  characters  and an element  of mystery  and danger. Paradise  can be dangerous. Another enjoyable read by this author. Fans of Cozy Mystery  will enjoy this read.
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RATING: 4
Heat rating: Sweet 
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More 
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“I loved it. Couldn’t stop reading; real page turner! Would highly recommend. Can’t wait for the next book in the series!” 
 
“Deborah Brown has done it again. The whole crew of South Florida lunatics are flying in every direction in this, the seventh book of the Paradise series.” 
 
“I love the characters with their attitudes and personalities not always agreeing it is a great read!I hope there is more to come can’t wait to see what these two cook up next! Definitely two thumbs up Deborah Brown!”  

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I’ve been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; writing poetry, short stories, a romance novel secretly stashed under the bed and sappy love letters. Fiction should be fun. I wanted to create the perfect beach book, to make the reader laugh, cry and cheer… and then run out and tell their friends about it.

My love of reading began when I was seven, the day I opened the cover of my first Mrs. Piggle Wiggle book. Mrs. P gave lessons to other children in how to behave and to me I learned to love the written word. I live with my family and demon children aka rescue cats in South Florida.

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