Showing posts with label new releases. Show all posts
Showing posts with label new releases. Show all posts

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Fiona Archer - Release Blitz - Tempting Justice


Not only is she a lovely person, but she's talented, too!
Fiona Archer has released the second book in her Sons of Sydney Series, Tempting Justice.
Congratulations Fiona!

Meet Heath Justice and London Shaw as they become embroiled in murder, mystery and a conspiracy that could threaten all that he loves.

Genre: Erotic Romance/Romantic Suspense
Released on April 18, 2017. Grab it now!

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Darcy Delany - New Release - Sweet Revenge

Hi guys. You know Valentine's Day is coming up. Not everyone likes to celebrate the day of luurve. Some people flat out loathe it. A friend of mine has a new release today and she's taken Valentine's Day and added a vengeful twist! I love this concept. Check it out.

Revenge is a dish best served cold according to Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, but Darcy Delany turns up the heat in Sweet Revenge.

Murderous grandmothers, harried husbands and bullied employees take matters into their own hands in this entertaining collection of short stories from a sassy storyteller.










Does Valentine’s day give you a sinking feeling? 
Darcy Delany hears you!
Sweet Revenge is an anti-Valentine’s Day offering from Darcy Delany. She dropped by today to tell us a little more about this book.

Valentine’s Day is not a day everyone enjoys, so I wanted to create a collection of stories for those feeling cranky with cupid on February 14!

Ever since reading the The Count of Monte Christo I’ve become intrigued by stories of revenge, particularly in relation to love. For those who haven’t read that book, it’s the story of one man’s intricate retribution on those who had him falsely imprisoned, resulting in his fiancĂ© marrying another. What struck me about the story was how easily the passion of love can be turned in other directions, and how devastatingly effective that redirected energy can be. 

My characters in Sweet Revenge are every day people who have been pushed to their limits, are sick of waiting for karma to start working, and take action in entertaining ways. We’ve all had those moments, whether we want to admit it publicly is another matter! They’re stories to make people smile when they’re having a bad day - letting them take revenge vicariously, without the stress of plotting and planning!


Darcy Delany writes fiction with sassy heroines and heroes you love to love!
She makes a mean sangria and loves karaoke.

You can find out more about Darcy and her work on her website at www.storieswithsass.com.au
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Friday, 5 June 2015

Jessica Clare - One Night With A Billionaire - Book Review (ARC)


Publisher: Hachette, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 304 pages.

One Night With A Billionaire is the sixth book in the Billionaire Boys Club Series from Jessica Clare. She definitely kept me turning the pages.

Kylie Daniels meets billionaire entrepreneur, Cade Archer when she goes on tour as pop starlet, Daphne Petty’s makeup artist. Cade and Daphne have known each other since they were children. They love each other and Cade thinks he might want more, but their relationship is tumultuous at best. Daphne has changed for the worse; too busy touring, partying and taking drugs to give Cade any attention.

After drinking his way through a night of watching Daphne make a fool of herself, Kylie kindly offers to ensure Cade gets home safely. He had spent the night watching her too, her vibrancy and her curves enticing him all night. They end up having one lustful night together. Kylie never expects to see him again, but Cade keeps coming back for more.

I was relieved that Cade finally realized Daphne was not the one for him. Cade has a generous spirit and so much love to give. He is loyal to a fault, continuing to care for his friend through years of her pushing him further and further away. Daphne is incredibly lucky to have him as a friend, but he needed to back away in order for her to wake up. The turmoil of watching Daphne’s addiction progress and destroy everything in its wake was sad to read.

I loved Kylie. She’s on the larger, curvy side and she’s insecure about it, but she maximises her assets instead of hiding her beauty. Cade sees her and thinks, ‘va va voom, can’t wait to get my hands on her,’ something she finds hard to believe considering he wanted to be with the skinny pop star.

Kylie risks losing her job if Daphne finds out about Cade and Kylie dating. Her greatest fear is becoming a burden to anyone. She has financial troubles and Cade has money she wants nothing to do with. Cade has to teach her that where there is love the word burden does not apply.

This story lingered in my mind after I had finished. I thought Kylie and Cade were the perfect match. They both have soft hearts and a steel resilience. The chemistry between them jumps off the page.

I really hope we get to read Daphne’s HEA.

A highly enjoyable read.

4.5 flares.

*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review*






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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Jay Crownover - Asa (The Marked Men Series book 6) - Book Review



Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: Contemporary/ New adult romance
Length: 400 pages

Sadly, this book is the final in the Marked Men Series for Jay Crownover. I absolutely loved every minute of it. I recommend reading the books in order as follows: Rule, Jet, Rome, Nash, Rowdy and Asa.

We knew Asa and Royal had a thing for each other from reading Rowdy. I really wasn't sure how the ex-con was going to match up with the cop. Asa was even less convinced, doing everything in his power to avoid the redheaded bombshell. Either Royal was going to turn to the dark side or Asa was going to redeem himself.

There is no way Royal would ever compromise her moral code for anyone. There is so much to like about this female protagonist. Despite looking like almost every man’s fantasy, she has resisted the stereotype and the pressure to become someone’s brainless arm candy. Considering the example her mother set for her, this is even more amazing. Her mother’s unhealthy behaviour patterns taught her what not to do and with the help of her BFF, Dom, she forged a life outside the mould.

When Dom gets hurt in a bad incident at work, Royal berates herself, losing confidence in her ability to be a good cop. She chases Asa relentlessly, ignoring all his warnings that he will never be worthy of her.

Asa is worthy. He just doesn't see it. After he recovered from being in a coma, he realised the pain and hurt he had caused so many people, but most importantly his sister, Ayden. With the help of Rome and the gang, he found a purpose and the motivation to change.

Asa views his past behaviour as a sickness or addiction. He feels the temptation to revert constantly lurking. The only way he'll ever believe the change is permanent, is if he is able to do something completely selfless, willingly inflicting suffering upon himself for the good of another.

Jay Crownover has plotted Asa's redemption and the progression of this couple’s relationship brilliantly. Asa needed to become a new man and Royal had to suffer a crisis for them to find the common ground they needed to make the connection.

I will gladly read every word Jay Crownover decides to publish. If you haven’t read her stuff yet, what are you waiting for?

Love, love, love this series. 
5.5 flares.

*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review*






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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Emma Hart - Intercepted - Book Review (ARC)




Publisher: Emma Hart, 2015.
Genre: New adult, contemporary, romantic suspense.
Length: 274 pages.

Intercepted is the third and final book in the By His Game Series.

I am a sucker for a story where friends become lovers. All that time spent being close, but never telling the other how deep their feelings go. This book has the added bonus of suspense and intrigue.

Reid North and Everleigh White have been friends since they bonded over a mutual hate of their mothers’ social events, as children.  Fourteen-year-old Ever knew that she’d always love Reid, but the four-year age gap meant the timing was never right. A year later, he was a father. By the time she was ready for college, she couldn't stand to be near him if she couldn't be more than his friend. So, she disappeared off to college without saying goodbye or contacting him again.

Four years later, Ever returns to L.A. when she discovers her boyfriend has been sleeping with her best friend. When Reid sees Ever again, he reveals that he wanted her too and he isn't wasting any more time. Their attraction is electric. He wants her and he's not taking no for an answer.
Unfortunately, their exes try to get in the way of their happiness.

Emma Hart beautifully captures the friendship between these two. They're so much alike. The playfulness between them made me laugh. I loved the memories of hiding behind curtains from their childhood.

Reid's son, Leo, is adorable with his fixation on cooties. The relationship Reid has with his son is beautiful. As is, the way Ever blends into their little family and loves Leo as if he was her own.
The villains (yes - plural) add drama to spice up the story even more. The author pulls the turmoil and dread out of those scenes, with great affect.

It's always sad when a series ends, but I'll be looking forward to so much more from Emma Hart.

Highly enjoyable read! 
5 flares.

*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review*





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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Christina Lauren - Beautiful Secret - Book Review (ARC)



Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Length: 400 pages.

Book 4 in the Beautiful Bastard Series (not including novellas). The story of Ruby Miller and Niall Stella, Max’s younger brother. (I really hope we get to meet all the Stella siblings.)

Niall has recently freed himself from a marriage lacking affection. Another relationship is nowhere near his radar.

It shocks him when he spots engineering intern, Ruby, eyeing him lasciviously across the conference table. Within days, they’re flying across the Atlantic to spend a month attending conferences and working in New York.

Now that he sees Ruby, he finds the temptation of her nearness excruciating.

Niall is so buttoned up and locked inside his own head. His excessive loyalty and inexperience with relationships turn him into a bumbling fool.  

Ruby is expressive, vibrant, intelligent and patient. She draws him out and pushes him to be better. It’s a revelation for Niall, to be with someone who talks everything out.

Reading a Christina Lauren book is a visceral experience. I felt this even more so with Beautiful Secret. Probably because Niall and Ruby have so much of a struggle to get their HEA.

Every sentence paints a picture and drops you into the characters’ world. Their trademark humour paired with a depth of heart makes for a killer combination. If I want to read a book again, immediately after I have finished it, I think it deserves 6 flares.

I bow down in the child pose at their feet. Sorry for gushing, but it is what it is - brilliant!

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