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Blog Tour: ‘Ride Rough’ by @laurakayeauthor (#Review + Excerpt + #Giveaway)

Blog Tour: ‘Ride Rough’ by @laurakayeauthor (#Review + Excerpt + #Giveaway)

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour: ‘Ride Rough’ by @laurakayeauthor (#Review + Excerpt + #Giveaway)

Ride Rough

by Laura Kaye
Series: Raven Riders #2
Published by Avon on April 25th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 480
Format: eArc
Source: Publisher
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Brotherhood. Club. Family.They live and ride by their own rules.These are the Raven Riders...
Maverick Rylan won’t apologize for who he is—the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club Vice-President, a sought-after custom bike builder, and a man dedicated to protecting those he loves. So when he learns that the only woman who has ever held his heart is in trouble, he’ll move heaven and earth to save her.
Alexa Harmon thought she had it all—the security of a good job, a beautiful home, and a powerful, charming fiancé who offered the life she never had growing up. But when her dream quickly turns into a nightmare, Alexa realizes she’s fallen for a façade she can’t escape—until sexy, dangerous Maverick offers her a way out.
Forced together to keep Alexa safe, their powerful attraction reignites and Maverick determines to do whatever it takes to earn a second chance—one Alexa is tempted to give. But her ex-fiancé isn’t going to let her go without a fight, one that will threaten everything they both hold dear.

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Re-post Review: ‘Angel’s Blood’ by Nalini Singh

Re-post Review: ‘Angel’s Blood’ by Nalini Singh

Angels' Blood

by Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #1
Published by Berkley Sensation on March 3rd 2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 339
Format: AudioBook
Source: Purchased
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Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she is the best- but she does not know if even she is good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, Elena knows failure is not an option—even if the task is impossible.
Because this time, it's not a wayward vamp she has to track. It's an archangel gone bad.
The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other—and pull her to the razor's edge of passion. Even if the hunt does not destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just might. For when archangels play, mortals break.

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Guest Post: ‘Wanted and Wired” by @Vivien_Jackson + #Giveaway

Asking a girl like me to list three of her favorite science fiction books/movies/TV shows is like giving somebody a lollipop and then limiting them to only three licks. At least we can cut it down to just science fiction, so I’ll carefully wrap up the fantasies—epic and urban and space—and tuck them aside (so, so many goodies, more on you another time).

So. Science fiction only. Gotcha.

  1. Farscape. In the dark ages before bingewatching, I used to drive over to a friend’s house to watch new episodes every week. We were entranced. We’d never seen a spaceship give birth before, and we’d certainly never seen a group of alien misfits quite like this one. It took me a while to get over the puppets and the strange flatulent king-in-exile, but what kept me watching were the badassery of Aeryn Sun, the leather trousers of John Crichton, and the complex development of the antagonists. I always wanted them to hurt, but I didn’t always want them to lose. Thank you, powers of the universe, for The Peacekeeper Wars. We fans needed that.
  2. Doctor Who. Classic Who is a fun romp and caters to my gadget love and sense of adventure, but the New Who excels at what all the best spec-fic tries to do: it explores characters. Specifically it explores the character of the Doctor, the lonely god, the Valeyard, the oncoming storm. Master of time and space, but at the core what he needs is to not be alone. So basically, he is all of us. My favorite episode is “The Doctor’s Wife,” written by Neil Gaiman, who is also something of a god, just the word-wielding kind.
  3. The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula LeGuin. Okay, the beginning is hard to punch through, but once the actual story starts rolling, this book is impossible to dismiss. So much is going on, so many balls in the air, moving in concert—technology and interplanetary politics, evolution of social structures, philosophical seismic shifts, a desolate and unrelenting setting, and at the center of it all, two people. Just them. Doing that thing we all want to do more than anything else: forming a connection. Every time I read it, this book makes me feel at once tiny and part of something impossibly large.

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ARC Review: ‘The Billionaires” by Calista Fox + #Giveaway

ARC Review: ‘The Billionaires” by Calista Fox + #Giveaway

I received this book for free from Publisher, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
ARC Review: ‘The Billionaires” by Calista Fox + #Giveaway

The Billionaires

by Calista Fox
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on April 4th 2017
Genres: Erotic Romance
Pages: 336
Format: eArc
Source: Publisher, Netgalley
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100 Shades of Sin...
In The Billionaires, Calista Fox delivers a sexy and sensuous friends-to-lovers tale with a delicious love triangle twist.
Jewel Catalano, Rogen Angelini, and Vin D'Angelo had been childhood best friends, spending every possible moment with one another. Rogen became her first love, the first one to show her what pleasure could be. Until a volatile feud erupted between their powerful California wine country families and she and Rogen were torn apart from each other. What she didn't expect was to find comfort and passion like she had never known in Vin's arms and bed. But when that too ended in disaster, Jewel moved to San Francisco to work for the Catalano empire. Years later, a series of daring acquisitions brings Jewel back to River Cross, the hometown where Rogen and Vin have recently returned as well. Jewel has the curves, the smarts, and the success to bring any man to his knees—especially the two men who remained best friends and still burn to possess her.
Mixing family business with erotic pleasure ignites a smoldering love triangle. But in order to pull off the bold deal that will build the trios’ own legacy and to stay in their heady, sensual paradise, they must discover what true love really is—or lose everything their hearts' desire, in The Billionaires by Calista Fox.

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Spotlight: ‘Between a Wolf and a Hard Place’ by @TerrySpear (Guest Post + #Giveaway)

Terry: I do a lot of research about wolves, so I pick up tons of interesting, true stories.

One was about a boy from one tribe who saved a wolf pup. A river had flooded the den. The parents couldn’t reach the pups and he was only able to rescue one. The rest had already died. His tribe wouldn’t allow him to bring the wolf into the camp so he lived outside of it to raise the wolf. They wouldn’t allow him to take the wolf with them on hunts, but he did so on his own, raiding other tribes’ horses. The wolf saved his life a couple of times, warning him before he was caught and killed. Then the wolf had grown into an adult and took off, returning, then taking off for longer. One day, it returned with his mate. He greeted the boy, though the she-wolf kept her distance. Then he left for good, his own wolf pack his priority. But the boy never forgot the beautiful wolf he’d raised from a pup that had saved his life in return.

In one case, a wolf biologist observed that one wolf always had a bad hair day—every day—his fur all kinked. Can you imagine?

Another true story was about a wolf that had a large pack and plenty of prey, so it was a rare sight, but he had two mates at the same time! And they each had his offspring! Continue reading