Monday, June 30, 2014

Book Monster Promotions ~ For Her Protection by Amber A. Bardan

For Her Protection

You shouldn’t mix business with pleasure.

Yet pleasure seems to be the one and only thing on Charlize’s mind the moment Connor steamrolls into her life. Desperate to save her family company, prove she’s more than a pretty face and worthy of being CEO, pleasure is a distraction she can’t afford.

She doesn’t want a bodyguard, especially not one whose caveman heroics kick her libido into hyperdrive. But surrounded by enemies and an attacker on the loose, there’s only one man she can trust with her life.

Connor knows better than to get personal with clients. Yet there couldn’t be anything more personal about his feelings for Charlize. From the moment he clapped eyes on her he wanted nothing more than to throw her over his shoulder and really give her something to scream about. He’ll get his uptight she-cat to unwind, preferably one orgasm at a time.

With Connor in her office, her home, driving her to sweet, merciless distraction, there’s only so long Charlize can resist his sexy, dominant brand of protection

Tight. She said the word and all Connor could think was tight. Yeah she’d be exquisitely tight wrapped around his—
Balls, what am I doing?
She’d walked in, rendering him as pitiful as she had that morning. Didn’t help she’d done fem-bot professional for work. A white shirt tucked into a skirt that narrowed to the knee then flared out with a hem. Geometric, just like the wide collar of her shirt that did nothing to hide the sweet, juicy perfection of her incredible tits. She’d completed her corporate armor with a pair of steel-framed glasses better suited for use as a murder weapon.
He wanted to tear her designer chainmail right off. See if she was hard or soft underneath.
“Well I’ve given Connor the overview. I’ll leave you two to it,” Bob said.
Connor grunted some kind of assent but Charlize gaped, hand half-raised as if Bob had just left her alone at Grandma’s with the wolf.
The door closed and her gaze snapped to his and those golden-amber eyes of hers spat at him again.
“Get a good enough look? I told you I’m busy.”
He smiled. He hadn’t even begun to get his fill. “Sure, just give me what you owe me and it’s all business, kitten.”
Her thick black lashes fluttered. “Owe you? I owe you nothing and this is my workplace. Call me Ms. Halifax or, if you must, Charlize. Otherwise get out.”
“But you do owe me, Charlize. You owe me one great big apology.” He knew his grin pissed the hell out of her, he just didn’t care. Watching her get riled up was too much fun.
“You cheated,” she said, tossing her hair, which didn’t move, contained as it was in its bun.
“I don’t cheat.”
“Well you did. You didn’t tell me you were some kind of Karate champion, self-defense instructor. It was never a fair bet.”
He took a step toward her, well aware she’d have to tip her head back to maintain eye contact. “It’s Judo, and unfair is not the same as cheating. My entire point was that you challenge people whose capabilities you know nothing about. Ergo, I proved my point.” He leaned closer and whispered, “Ergo, I win.”
She smiled over her small white teeth. “Oh in that case, fine. I apologize, Mr. Crowe. I’m deeply, deeply sorry that you’re a Neanderthal and that it caused you offense to have it pointed out.”
She grinned, shallow smile lines turning her face into something so precious it almost hurt to look at her. A real smile. She enjoyed bantering with him. So she did have a sense of humor buried somewhere under all that sass.
This was going to be fun.
“Apology accepted. Let’s talk shop then.”
Her smile dropped and he repressed his laugh. Yeah this girl wanted to fight. Ached for it. He could smell it in the tension of her muscles. The way she jumped on any opening he gave her. He’d caught a sense of how things were for her when Bob showed him around. Too much stress and no play for the uptight she-cat. She needed either a heavy, sweaty fight or an earth-rocking orgasm. He knew which he’d rather deliver.
He shifted. Just thinking about this woman moaning breathlessly against him made him harden in his pants. Cabbage pizza, kidneys on toast… Yep she even had him resorting to tactics he’d used during his horny teen years.
“Perfect,” she said and took a step back, resting her pert round ass on her glass desk. “Why don’t you tell me what you can do for me?”
He’d start by ripping her long, shapely legs right out of those pantyhose then he’d—
Spam and ice cream.
Ice cream trickling down the inside of her calf. Shit. He took a breath that expanded his chest. “Well I’d like to make a more comprehensive assessment, but as of now I’d like to call in my team. Get another three guards at the front and at least two more inside.”
She uncrossed her legs, enough surprise crossing her features to let him know she’d doubted his professionalism.
“Then there’s your antique security system, which needs an upgrade as soon as possible—considering the unsettled climate within the organization. I’d even suggest rethinking your IT security practices.”
Her lips pulled to the side and she nodded. “I was thinking that myself. I’m the CEO and I’m pretty sure my eight-year-old cousin could hack my computer.” She glanced up at him. “So how much would all this cost us?”
“I’ll put together a proposal.”
“Thanks, that would be helpful.” Her features softened.
His thoughts scattered again. Charlize all accessible really did send him Neanderthal. Just wanted to get her back over his shoulder but this time—
Damn better when she hisses.
“There’s one more thing. I heard there was some kind of attempted attack on you today?”
She snorted. “I wouldn’t call getting smacked upside the back of the head with a rock ‘attempted’ but—”
“What, you were actually hit?” His muscles contracted and he stalked toward her. “Were you hurt?”
She blinked, leaning farther back onto the desk. “I got a bump, that’s all.”
“That’s not acceptable. It won’t happen again. I’m placing you under personal protection until further notice.”
Charlize leaped up to stand straight, bringing her body flush with his. “You’re what? You can’t place me under your anything.”
He bent closer, tipping her chin with his finger. “I can. From now on you’ll have twenty-four-hour protection.”
Charlize jerked her chin away, her gaze narrowing. She studied him then her eyes widened again. “Oh I get it. And who protects me? You, Connor?”
She placed her palm on his chest and her touch branded him right through his shirt.
“Will you be protecting me 24/7?” Her hand ran to his shoulder and a half-smile teased the corners of her lips. “Let me guess, you’ll be with me night and day. Giving me your personal protection. Hell, I guess you’ll have to watch me sleep, watch me in the shower…”
A lump moved in his throat and raging breath blew out his nose.
“Is that right, Connor? Will you protect me so closely you’ll practically be inside me?”
A low growl rumbled in his throat and his hand covered hers, pressing it deeper against the fabric of his shirt as if her skin could dissolve the material.
“Yeah I thought so.” Her self-satisfied smile fizzled out as she met his gaze.

She’d played him but it looked as if she’d just figured this frying pan was a little too deep to crawl out of.

After spending years imagining fictional adventures, Amber finally found a way to turn daydreaming into a productive habit. She now spends her days as a graphic designer but her nights writing sizzling tales about heroes with tough exteriors who are warm inside.
She lives with her husband and children in semi-rural Australia, where if she peers outside at the right moment she might just see a kangaroo bounce by.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Tasty Book Tours ~ Cover Reveal for Defining Moments by Dori Lavelle

How much heartbreak can one heart take?

Melisa Dane has made it through the worst. Her heart was broken, but Florian Dane, better known as “Heat”—and the man of her dreams—returned to mend it. Now, with her family almost complete, Melisa is ready to sit back and enjoy life.

But fate isn't done with her yet. The perpetual smile on her face freezes when the second man to steal her heart shows up in her life once again. Scott Bergfeld, the husband she buried and grieved for years ago, is not dead, and he comes back bearing secrets.

Heartbroken and confused, Melisa tries to find answers to questions she never thought she'd ask, but what she learns throws her life into turmoil. Soon, cracks start to form in her marriage with Heat. As her heart is torn into two halves—between the man she loved first and the man she married first—she comes dangerously close to having her whole life destroyed again. How many people will end up getting hurt? This time, does she have the strength to make it through?

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Dori Lavelle, is a mother, wife, and lover of happy endings and mint chocolate. She thinks love and chocolate make such a perfect pair. Give her a great romance novel with a hint of suspense and a mug of hot chocolate and she'd be one happy woman.

Growing up, Dori read a lot, and when she wasn't happy with a particular ending, she wrote a different one, just for herself. Before long, she was writing stories when she should have been doing homework. The time has come for her to share the stories she cooks up in her head.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tasty Book Tours ~ Something Sweeter by Candis Terry

The men in Texas are hard to resist . . . Seattle event planner Allison Lane is an expert at delivering the perfect wedding—even if she might not exactly believe in the whole "'til death do us part" thing. When her father decides to tie the knot with a woman he barely knows, Allison heads to Sweet, Texas, to make sure his new honey is the real deal. What she didn't expect to find at the local honky-tonk was a sexy Southern man as bent on charming her pants off as he is on blowing her "true love doesn't exist" theory all to hell. And they always promise . . .

Veterinarian, former Marine, and Sweet's favorite playboy Jesse Wilder takes one look at Allison and knows she's a handful of trouble he can't deny. But even after a sizzling kiss and obvious mutual attraction, it seems Allison has no such problem. When Jesse uncovers her sweet side, can he crush his playboy image, melt her cynical heart, and change her mind about taking a trip down the aisle?

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Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Tasty Book Tours ~ Just for Christmas Night by Lisa Marie Perry

The Blue Dynasty Series Book Three
Lisa Marie Perry
Releasing December 2014
Harlequin Kimani

A red-hot holiday

Pro football publicist Martha Blue has something to prove. To protect the image of the Las Vegas Slayers—and stay employed— she has to shed her party-girl reputation. Fast! So no more mistakes. No further scandals. And absolutely no falling for the one man who can give her everything she wants…and nothing of what she needs.

Danger and desire never mixed well for undefeated prizefighter Joaquin Ryder. A friend of the Blue family, he’s a man who knows his boundaries…boundaries he has secretly crossed only once before. Now that he’s back in Sin City to train for the biggest fight of his career, he can’t afford to let a sexy distraction like Martha put him against the ropes. Revisiting their sizzling past is something he isn’t willing to risk—until a steamy Yuletide encounter, where for just one night, they’ll surrender completely….

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Lisa Marie Perry encounters difficult fictional men and women on a daily basis. She writes contemporary romance fiction with plenty of sizzle, energy and depth. Flawed, problematic, damaged characters are welcome. Her tales feature exciting multicultural mash-ups, sexy guy-next-door heroes and powerful larger-than-life alphas who are brought to their knees by the love of complicated women.

According to Lisa Marie, an imagination’s a terrible thing to ignore. So is a good cappuccino. After years of college, customer service gigs and a career in caregiving, she at last gave in to buying an espresso machine and writing to her imagination’s desire. She lives in America’s heartland and she has every intention of making the Colorado mountains her new stomping grounds. She drives a truck, enjoys indie rock, collects Medieval literature, watches too many comedies, has a not-so-secret love for lace and adores rugged men with a little bit of nerd.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Book Monster Promotions ~ Cimmerian Moon Series Spotlight by A.M. Griffin

Cimmerian Moon, #1
Genre:  Young Adult
Publication Date:  June 4, 2014

Seventeen year old Sinta Allen has one objective, to get from Tallahassee, Florida to her mother in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Seems simple enough right? Wrong. Hostile aliens have invaded Earth—and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that we’re losing the fight. While the aliens bring devastation and destruction and take people away to God knows where in their spaceships, Sinta, along with some of her classmates must rely on their survival instincts, a little luck and each other if they want to survive the venture across the country. The last thing she needs is for Wade, her school friend and Jason, her rescuer, to distract her along the way. 


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Release Date: August 6th, 2014

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Release Date:  FALL 2014

A. M. Griffin is a wife who rarely cooks, mother of three, dog owner (and sometimes dog owned), a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She’s a hard worker whose two favorite outlets are reading and writing. She enjoys reading everything from mystery novels to historical romances and of course fantasy romance. She is a believer in the unbelievable, open to all possibilities from mermaids in our oceans and seas, angels in the skies and intelligent life forms in distant galaxies.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Tasty Book Tours ~ Sparked by Love by Peggy Bird

Some fussy artist is making Shannon Morgan’s job with the city of Vancouver, Washington harder than it should be. She’s organizing the huge annual Independence Day celebration and he’s being impossible. But then, he’s like a couple other men she’s known—her mostly absent father and her disappearing ex-boyfriend, for example.
All Leo Wilson wants is an okay for his plans to install glass fireworks at Fort Vancouver on the Fourth of July. With thousands of people there to see his work, it could be his big career break. If the crabby bureaucrat will get him the permits he needs.
When Leo confronts the cause of his trouble in person he’s surprised to find a beautiful young woman. Shannon is equally surprised at meeting a sweet, sexy man. Dinner, a movie and a few torrid kisses take it from spark to flame.
But then the father she’s always wanted as part of her life reappears, accompanied by her ex-boyfriend. Shannon has to decide how far she’s willing to go to have her father around. And find out why he’s with her ex.
If she makes the right decisions, she and Leo will create fireworks that rival the pyrotechnics that light up the sky on July Fourth. Privately.

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Peggy Bird lives in the Pacific Northwest where she sets most of her novels. To stay out of trouble—and the rain—she writes stories about smart women and sexy men and creates the occasional piece of glass art.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tasty Book Tours ~ Finally (Time for Love #2) by Miranda P. Charles

A pact with her best friends had Sarah Daley promising to make time for love after a long period of retreating from relationships. But before she embarked on finding her happily-ever-after, she wanted to do something she'd never done before--experience a short, hot fling. And the hunky Jeffrey Carmichael, grandson of the elderly lady who'd hired her as a private nurse, was the only guy who attracted her for that purpose.
Jeffrey Carmichael had long discovered that flings, not commitment, were what worked best for him. After being dumped by an ex-fiancée shortly after the most devastating period of his life, he'd decided that serious commitment wasn't all it was cracked up to be. So when he was presented with an opportunity to start a casual relationship with his grandmother's fun and pretty nurse, he simply couldn't resist.
When love entered uninvited, could they admit to wanting something more than temporary? And when Jeff couldn't avoid welcoming his ex-fiancée back into his life, could Sarah push aside her ghosts of the past and learn to trust again?

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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 debut novel Will To Love, the first 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 in my journey as a novelist.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Book Monster Promotions ~ Cover Reveal for Never Fall for a Warlock by Marilyn Vix

Never Fall For A Warlock (Beware of Warlock Series #2)

Catherine has taken a chance on love. Another warlock has turned up in her life. Can she handle the new Aussie, Jeff? Or is there something better around the corner? Confused between her husband cheating and a new flavor of warlock, Catherine runs out to find other options in the town famous for luck, Las Vegas. She runs straight into an exotic dancer named Liam. Irish, gorgeous, and James Bond flavored, he might be the answer to her no warlock plan. But Liam might be the forbidden fruit that could lead Catherine down a dangerous path. Will she run back to Jeff before it’s too late?

Warning: This paranormal romance novelette contains some heated intimate scenes that are for ages 18 and older. Length: 16,000 words.

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