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SALES, NEW RELEASES, RECOMMENDATIONS, & PRE-ORDERS — Week of June 30, 2015

SALES, NEW RELEASES, RECOMMENDATIONS, & PRE-ORDERS — Week of June 30, 2015

HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE!! 😀 I have a whole bunch of awesome new releases, sales, and personal favorites listed here so there are lots of books to enjoy!! HAPPY READING!!

*** LATEST FAVORITE ***

 

Rush by Emma Scott (Read my Review) — New Release!!

I just finished reading this beautiful new release!!
It caught my eye because it sounded so different. The hero used to be a pro extreme sports athlete who was blinded and severely injured in a cliff diving accident. With his life and dreams shattered, he was left bitter and angry and shut himself away the world until the heroine arrived to work for him as a live-in assistant. She was a prodigy musician who’d suffering her own loss as well but they began to help each other heal as they fell unexpectedly in love…

It was a really touching story!! The first few chapters were a little slow but once they officially met, I was hooked. If you loved the “feeling” of Me Before You (minus the ugly-crying), then definitely try this book!! I’m so glad I read it! It’s a complete standalone and here’s my review

*** NEW TOP RECOMMENDATION ***

 

Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley (My Review)

Bad boy biker alert!! I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! 5 STARS!! (Chaos series)

“Once upon a time, she believed in happy endings. Money, marriage, motherhood: everything came easy… Now a struggling, single mom and stranded by a flat tire pondering her mistakes, when a vaguely familiar knight rides to her rescue on a ton of horsepower… In high school, he was a bad boy loner who put her on a pedestal… Today, he’s a hard-bodied biker, and it’s clear she’s falling fast.”

HOLY FREAKING SQUEEEEE!!!! This is easily one of the best books Kristen Ashley has written! I loved every single word in every single scene. From the gorgeously heartfelt romance that made me swoon over and over again, to the thrilling cameos that will have any true KA fan jumping for joy, and the intensely badass showdowns, this was pure Alpha male romance perfection!! Be sure to grab a copy!

“I’m in love with your ex-wife,” he returned, no amusement in his voice… “I’ve loved her since high school, man. She means everything to me. You gotta drag her down, that’ll suck, but I’ll pick her back up. You gotta rip her apart, I’ll fuckin’ hate watchin’ it, but I’ll put her back together… But know this, in the end, it’s gonna be me and her.”

*** HIGHLIGHTS ***

 

*** RECENT RECOMMENDATIONS & REVIEWS ***

*** LATEST NEW RELEASES *** These are already live!!

*** THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES ***

 

When You’re Back by Abbi GlinesNew Release!!

Rosemary Beach series fans! This is the sequel to When I’m Gone.

“She was where my home would always be. It was time I took the next step and proved to her I was all in. Forever… A chance meeting has turned into a fairy-tale romance as she prepares to move in with him on his family ranch… but as her past begins to unravel, illuminating shocking truths that will forever change the lives of the happy couple…”

 

Hard To Let Go by Laura KayeNew Release!!

Romantic suspense fans! This is the final standalone in the Hard Ink series.

Five dishonored soldiers. Former Special Forces. One last mission… Beckett Murda hates to dwell on the past. But his investigation into the ambush that killed half his Special Forces team and ended his Army career gives him little choice. Just when his team learns how powerful their enemies are, hard-ass Beckett encounters his biggest complication yet — a seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey.

 

Power Play by Tiffany SnowNew Release!!

Love triangle alert!! — She lives for her job. More precisely, she lives for her boss, Parker Andersen. She handles everything for Parker, even as she fantasizes about the one thing that isn’t in her job description: him… Detective Dean Ryker couldn’t be more different from Parker. While Parker wears expensive suits and drives a BMW, Ryker’s uniform is leather jackets and his ride of choice is a Harley. Now, she finds herself caught between two men: the one she’s always wanted — and the one who makes her feel wanted like never before…

 

About Last Night by Belle AuroraNew Release!!

A male escort/brother’s best friend romance!
“He’s been an escort for most of his adult life. He’s so good at his job that he’s booked months in advance. An enquiring email from a potential client finds him intrigued about the shy, awkward woman. A back and forth is started and before he knows it, a friendship is formed. Time passes and he’s smitten. There’s only one problem… The client is his best friend’s little sister… She’s off limits. He knows better. Staying away from one another is easier said than done.”

 

Sweet Sinful Nights by Lauren BlakelyNew Release!!

This is the first standalone in a new “passionate, suspenseful and sexy” new series!
Ten years ago, he let the love of his life slip through his fingers. It’s his greatest regret. But when the gorgeous and captivating woman walks into his life unexpectedly, he’s determined to win her back. Whatever it takes, he won’t make the same mistake twice… But if these two fiery lovers are going to have a real second chance at this kind of intense, passionate, bone-deep love, he’ll have to give her his whole heart, and she’ll have to give up all the secrets from her messy past…

 

Protector For Hire by Tawna FenskeNew Release!!

Haunted by his time in Iraq, former soldier Patton goes off the grid, retreating deep into Montana’s untamed wilderness. Now, ten years into his self-imposed solitude, his brother tracks him down and asks for a favor. A woman is in danger, and she needs help…and he’s the only one who can protect her… Designer-loving city girls like her don’t belong in the wilderness. Unless, of course, they’re witnesses to a murder by their psycho drug-trafficking ex-husbands. Still, Janelle can’t help the immediate physical response she has to her sexy-as-sin protector…

 

Right Next Door by AJ PryorNew Release!!

Her soon-to-be husband leaves, with nothing but a promise that one day he’ll return… Now, five years later, he’s kept that promise, but he’s already married. Crushed twice by the same man, she needs a distraction. As luck would have it, Damian Walker has just moved in next door. He’s rebuilt his own life after a drunk driver stole his career and his heart and he knows what it’s going to take to get her life back on track. But he’s not going to be anyone’s rebound. Until Addison knows what she’s looking for, neighbors are all they’ll ever be.

 

All It Takes by Sadie MunroeNew Release!!

A small-town girl with a painful past falls for a man who just got out of prison!
All he wants is a chance to start over. He screwed up and he knows it, he’s going to have to live with the guilt for the rest of his life. But he’s stuck in this town until his parole ends, and no one wants anything to do with him. So he takes the only job he can, helping her haul stuff out of her mother’s house. Neither of them expects anything to happen between them…. But sometimes meeting the right person is all it takes.

 

Insider by Olivia CunningNew Release!!

Rock star romance fans!!
She’s finally ready to rock… She’s on tour with the rock band to immerse herself in their world… He’s always ready to roll… Adrenaline junkie Logan Schmidt lives for the rush of playing his bass guitar before thousands of screaming fans. When he’s not performing onstage or in the bedroom, he’s looking for his next thrill in extreme sports. So why does a sweet, innocent journalist get his heart pumping and capture his full attention?

 

Searching For Always by Jennifer ProbstNew Release!!

This is the latest standalone in the Searching For series!

She’s an expert in helping others de-stress, but when police officer Stone Petty — radiating masculinity and bad-boy attitude — is sent to her for mandatory lessons in cooling off when the job gets too hot, she vows to ignore his seductive glances and sexy grin. But there’s no halting their sizzling flirtation—a red-hot, high-speed chase that’s breaking all the limits…

 

Violent Things by Callie HartNew Release!!

This is the first book in a sister series to the Blood & Roses series.

You’re never really out until you’re dead. That’s what the mob bosses, gunrunners and car thieves of Seattle will tell you, anyway… Mason Reeves is just looking for a way to take care of his sick sister. If he wants to give Millie the life she deserves, he’s going to have to earn it with his fists. And who better to teach him how to fight than the guy who took down the biggest gangster in Seattle?

 

Miss Match by Laurelin McGeeNew Release!!

Laurelin Paige fans, this is written by her under the pen name Laurelin McGee!

Welcome to the sexy, crazy, wildly unpredictable world of modern matchmaking, where fixing up strangers is part of the job… He’s tall, handsome, rich, and successful. He knows exactly the kind of woman he’s looking for–and it’s the total opposite of her. Though smart and undeniably sexy, she is simply too headstrong for a man who’s used to being in charge…

 

Second Chance Summer by Jill ShalvisNew Release!!

This is the first standalone (second chance romance) in a new standalone series!
Cedar Ridge, Colorado is the last place she wants to be. What has her concerned is Aidan Kincaid — firefighter, rescue worker, and heartbreaker. The Kincaid brothers are as rough and rugged [but] never has he regretted anything more than letting her walk out of his life ten years ago. What she needs more than anything are long hikes, slow dances, and sizzling kisses. But that can only happen if he can get her to give Cedar Ridge–and this bad boy–a second chance.

 

Breaking Stars by J. SterlingNew Release!!

A new Hollywood romance! She’s an actress, he’s a handsome small-town guy!
An actress since she was fourteen, Paige Lockwood finds herself craving normalcy after a scandal rocks her world. So she leaves town without so much as a destination. But car trouble forces her to settle down in a small Southern town as she waits for repairs. There she meets the handsome, albeit standoffish, Tatum Montgomery, and both of their lives are forever altered as they learn that sometimes when you aren’t looking for love, it finds you anyway…

 

Red Nights by Shari RyanRecent Release!!

I missed this romantic suspense the other week but it sounds intriguing!

“I didn’t do it. Why would they think I did? Why would I want my twin brother dead? Why is everyone looking at me like I’m a criminal? Well, everyone except him… The charmingly beautiful stranger I met in the park at midnight—a totally legitimate place to meet the man of my dreams. Plus, he knows I’m innocent. Believing him is easy. So very easy. Maybe too easy?”

 

Once Upon A Cowboy by Maggie McGinnisNew Release!!

Cowboy alert!! This can be read as a standalone.

“She’s got dark secrets she can’t share, but when she travels to a ranch for a friend’s wedding, she’s enchanted by a cowboy whose deep blue eyes, dimpled smile, and rock-hard body make it tough to remember why she keeps running scared… His future might be uncertain, but he’s sure of one thing: He wants her by his side…”

 

Sins of the Innocent by Jamie McGuireNew Release!!

This is a YA paranormal romance novella spin-off/continuation of the Providence Series This story is about Eden, the daughter of the couple from that original series and she falls for the son of Lucifer. — Levi, the overconfident and charming half-human son of Lucifer takes nothing seriously. Not even when he finally meets the young woman who is destined to end his existence. A common bond is formed under the pressures they face from both sides, but their respective religious texts predict opposite outcomes. Either way, they must choose: war, death, or love.

 

On The Ropes by Cari QuinnNew Release!!

Fighter alert!! This is a standalone within a series (interconnected)
He’s the newest hotshot fighter in New York City’s underground MMA scene. From the outside, he’s on top of the world. Winning all his matches, getting all the women he could ever want. The truth isn’t nearly so bright. The more he fights, the closer he gets to the people who ripped away the most precious thing in his life… She’s living a double life. A culinary student by day and a dancer by dark. Flirting with danger is the only thing that dulls the pain from her past. When she catches the eye of the wrong men, it’ll take the right one to save her…

*** NEW REVIEW & RECOMMENDATION ***

 

The Man I Love by Suanne Laqueur (Read my Review)

WOW WOW WOW!!! I recently read this and LOVED it!! The WRITING was truly exquisite! It was a very slow-building, detailed story, but one where EVERY detail matters. Everything was connected and had DEPTH. It was vivid and powerful and completely UNIQUE. It told a love story that spanned 10-15 years, but didn’t follow ANY rules. Normally that would be scary to me but the way that everything was portrayed made me really *get* where these characters came from. And I was honestly blown away by how much I FELT and how BEAUTIFULLY it was written. It’s like I lived the story with them. It just felt REAL. Highly recommended!

The story is about a college freshman who falls in love with a beautiful dancer. But “when a disturbed friend brings a gun into the theater, six lives are lost and she is left seriously injured, her professional dreams shattered. Traumatized by the experience, the lovers spiral into depression and drug use until a shocking act of betrayal destroys their relationship. To survive, he must leave school and disconnect from all he loves. He buries his heartbreak and puts the past behind. Or so he believes…

As he moves into adulthood, he comes to grips with his role in the shooting, and slowly heals the most wounded parts of his soul. But the unresolved grief for her continues to shape his dreams at night. Once those dreams were haunted by blood and gunfire. Now they are haunted by the refrain of a song and a single question: is leaving always the end of loving?

Spanning fifteen years, The Man I Love explores themes of love and sexuality, trauma and its long-lasting effects, the burden of unfinished business and the power of reconciliation. Through his experience we reflect on what it means to be a man, a son and a leader. A soul mate, a partner and a lover. What it means to live the truth of who you are and what you feel. What it means to fight for what you love.”

Note: this can be read as a standalone, but there’s also a second book available for readers who want more (it’s the girl’s POV) and it’s new. Here are both: #1 The Man I Love, #2 Give Me Your Answer True.

*** 3 NEW RECOMMENDATIONS ***

 

Never Let You Go by Katy Regnery (Read my Review)

HOLY HELL!!! I read reading this in one non-stop sitting because I could NOT put it down. I mean seriously… THE ANGST!!!!! Gah. *clutches heart* It’ll be a while before my heart rate to go back to normal, but WOW, it was unputdownable!!! It felt like I barely blinked or stopped to breathe because I was flipping the pages so fast…… It was sweet and romantic, heart-breaking and painful, angsty as all freaking hell, and really just a gorgeous story of UNDYING LOVE!!! The story was unique and it’s a complete standalone so if you’re looking for a new read, try this!

“I missed you like crazy. I love you forever.”

This is a modern retelling of Hansel & Gretel — “Thirteen-year-old foster children Griselda and Holden escape from their abductor after three years of brutal captivity. Tragically, one of them makes it to safety, but the other is left behind. Ten years later, Griselda’s boyfriend drags her to a fight club grudge match, and her world is turned upside down when she watches Holden step into the ring…”

 

King by T.M. Frazier (Read my Review)

Holy wow, I totally LOVED this book!! Dark and gritty, sweet and sexy, raw and shocking, and utterly addictive, with an unapologetic, badass Alpha male hero and unexpected twists that I never saw coming!! I highly recommend it!!

Homeless. Hungry. Desperate.
Doe has no memories of who she is or where she comes from.

A notorious career criminal just released from prison, King is someone you don’t want to cross unless you’re prepared to pay him back in blood, sweat, sex or a combination of all three.

King’s future hangs in the balance. Doe’s is written in her past. When they come crashing together, they will have to learn that sometimes in order to hold on, you have to first let go.

 

A Pound of Flesh by Sophie Jackson (Read my Review)

SQUEEEEEEE!!!!! I absolutely LOOOOOOOVED this book!!! If you love SEXY BAD BOY heroes and unique love stories, then you have to try this!!!! The thrill of their forbidden romance kept my heart RACING the whole way through. I swooned over their love for each other, and really appreciated the way there was no ‘stupid’ drama. And now I just can’t stop smiling because the story was just so freaking GOOD!!!! I adored it!!! It’s about a “strong-minded prison tutor who discovers that her sexy bad-boy student is far more than he appears to be…”

Haunted by nightmares of her father’s murder 15 years ago, she decides to face her fears by teaching inmates at a prison. There she meets an arrogant inmate who’s as handsome as he is dangerous… As teacher and student, they’re forced to leave their animosities at the door and learn that one should never judge a book by its cover…. and she realizes there’s much more to her angry student than she thought, leaving them to face a new, perilous obstacle: their undeniable attraction to one another.

*** DUET RECOMMENDATION ***

 

Consolation & Conviction by Corinne Michaels

SQUEEEEEE!!!!! I recently read Consolation & Conviction back-to-back and LOVED them!!! I couldn’t put either of them down even for a minute!!! They were addictive, thrilling, emotional, romantic, sexy, and had ALL THE FEELS!!! If you love big, strong Alpha male heroes, heroines with kids, and military romances, then these are must-read!! Definitely a new favorite for me!!! (Read my Reviews)

“He wasn’t supposed to be my happily ever after. He wasn’t even on my radar. He was my husband’s best friend — forbidden. But my husband is dead and I’m alone… One night with him changed everything. Now I have to decide if I truly love him or if he’s just the consolation prize.”

*** TRILOGY RECOMMENDATION ***

 

Virtuous (Quantum Trilogy #1) by MS Force (Read my Review)
Valorous (Quantum Trilogy #2) by MS Force (Read my Review)
Victorious (Quantum Trilogy #3) by MS Force (Read my Review)

SQUEEEEE!!! I read this trilogy back-to-back and LOOOVED every word!!! My heart was RACING from the first chapter — the CHEMISTRY was off-the-charts!!! — and I literally could not put it down!! — The hero is a world famous movie star who is also a sexual Dominant… and he falls in love with a young teacher he runs into at a park who has sworn off sex. They’re total opposites but they’re trying to make a relationship work. I loved EVERYTHING about the entire series so far!!! Pure BOOK HEAVEN!!! (Erotic BDSM romance. Recommended for fans of Fifty Shades/Crossfire)

*** 6-STAR RECOMMENDATION ***

 

The Life Intended by Kristin Harmel (Read my Review)

OMG. OMG. OH. MY. GOD!!! I can honestly say with full certainty that it was probably one of THE best books I have EVER read in my whole life. I am UGLY CRYING right now. Tears POURING down my face. Crying with noise. But, don’t be scared of it. This isn’t a tragic story and it’s not depressing (I’ll come right out and say it’s a happy ending ‘cuz I don’t want to scare you away). It’s just POWERFUL beyond words. One of the most profoundly BEAUTIFUL stories I’ve ever read. As I read through the book I’d get these full body CHILLS (and then tears right after) over and over and over again. The EMOTIONS it evoked were totally overpowering. I absolutely LOVED it. For the first time this year, I’m giving a book 6 STARS!!!

About the book…. After her beloved husband’s sudden death over ten years ago, the heroine never expected to find love again. But now she’s planning her second walk down the aisle. So why isn’t she more excited? … When she starts seeing her late husband in her dreams, she begins to wonder if he’s trying to tell her something? Attempting to navigate between dreams and reality, she must uncover her husband’s hidden message… where she finds rewards greater than she could have imagined.

*** CURRENT SALES & PRICE DROPS ***

Note: Sales are updated daily! And are limited time only!
Sale pricing may not be consistent internationally and may change at any time.
Books with a star (★) are ones I’ve read and loved.
The newest additions to the list are near the top.


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*** UPDATED LIST: BEST BOOKS OF 2015 ***

 
I’ve recently posted my list of Top 10 Best Books of 2015 so far. If you’re looking for a great new recommendation, be sure to check them out!! All of those books are favorites! Just click here!

Here are a few of my most recent favorite books and recommendations:

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Book Review — RUSH by Emma Scott

Book Review — RUSH by Emma Scott

“You are the light in my darkness, Charlotte.”

What a beautiful, heart-warming story! I read this book in one sitting and loved it! It initially caught my eye because it sounded so different but had something I really love: a tortured, grouchy, reclusive hero. Don’t ask me why, but I love those! So, naturally I had to read this book!

The story is about this guy, Noah Lake, who used to be a professional and famous extreme sports athlete who was blinded and severely injured in a cliff diving accident. He’s been a daredevil since childhood and he’d turned his passion into a career — meshing extreme sports and journalism, doing every crazy thing in every remote corner of the earth, testing his limits to the max and living life to the fullest, until the horrific accident that left him and his life in pieces and robbed him of his dreams, his sight, and his reason to live. Although most people considered him lucky to have escaped with his life, he was left bitter and angry. With his life shattered and tired of the constant pity he was receiving,  he retreated away from his family and friends and shut himself away the world in his New York home until the heroine,  Charlotte Conroy, arrived to work for him as a live-in assistant. She was a prodigy musician who’d just suffered a staggering loss of her own and had lost her passion for playing music. Now in need of a place to live and a job, she agreed to come work for Noah. Although they got off to a rough start, they soon began to be drawn to each other. And as they slowly began to help each other heal, they also fell unexpectedly in love…

Now, I’ll admit right off the bat that I found the first few chapters to be a little slow, but once Charlotte and Noah actually met and began to live/work together, I was totally hooked and didn’t put the book down until I reached the end… While most of the story is told from Charlotte’s POV, we get a few key chapters from Noah’s POV too giving us  insight into what he was going through and feeling. I thought these chapters were especially well done and really made you understand his character deeply. It was really well balanced between showing us what Charlotte saw from the outside, then allowing us to see what he was going through on the inside.

“His rudeness, I realized, wasn’t directed at me, but at himself. Noah oozed self-loathing like a vapour, and I decided to show him that I could see beyond the cutting remarks and make a connection.”

“I hated to even think the word ‘tortured’ — it sounded so melodramatic — but that was the impression he gave. His body was meant for swimming in oceans and racing down ski slopes, not sitting hunched in darkened rooms.”

I really appreciated that Charlotte was a very strong heroine. Despite going through a lot herself, she remained quite strong and I really admired the way she stood up to Noah — especially in the beginning of the story when he was still (honestly) a total ass to her. But it was like, even though she was frustrated, she kind of understood him in a way and was determined to help him learn to live again. Underneath all the hate and anger that he showed the world was a really good man — kind, sweet, fun-loving, and I love the way she brought that part of him back.

I was immediately drawn to Noah’s character and really loved watching their relationship progress as he slowly began to warm up to Charlotte and come out of the angry shell he’d created around himself. There was a lot of dialogue and a lot of conversations with a lot of showing, not telling, that just really kept me connected to the story.

“Losing all that is bad enough. But I lost something else, something I craved and lived off of, almost as much as I did air and food and water.”

“What’s that?”

“The rush. The adrenaline. The thrill of walking the edge of life and death… I didn’t have a death wish, but I loved taunting it… Because only when you’re about to lose it all, do you realize how much you have.”

Towards the end of the story, there are two main events that I was honestly a fair bit frustrated with. I feel like, even though I understood why the characters chose to do that, it still bothered me. To be fair though, this is a very, very personal pet peeve that I’m not very tolerant of. I think most people would be fine with it so it’s the kind of thing I work hard to just look past. (PS: for any of you freaking out wondering what it is, I’ll just say it’s nothing horrible and it’s not cheating, it’s just personally annoying, but I don’t want to give spoilers).  I guess I just wish people would be smart enough to choose the right path without having to go down the wrong one first. BUT, I did love that he openly admitted to her later that he should have listened to her first, lol. He got brownie points for that.

The ending was incredibly heart-warming and I absolutely loved the special reveal that Noah made. Really made the whole thing that much more meaningful and beautiful.

“I held him, kissed him, afraid if I stopped touching him, he’d vanish in a puff of smoke. He kissed me back, hard, holding me harder, pressing me to him. His hands roamed my back as he kissed my lips, my cheeks, my eyes with desperate intensity before finding my mouth again. I tasted my salt tears, or maybe they were his, and then we couldn’t kiss anymore, but held on to each other as the crowd parted around us.”

This is a standalone romance with a fully resolved ending (and epilogue). It’s part of a series of standalones, each one about a different couple, but you can read any of the books alone or in any order you want. This was my first book by this author and it can absolutely be read alone.

RUSH was a unique and moving love story, and I loved following Noah and Charlotte’s together as they fell in love and helped to heal each other. Actually, I’d say if you loved the “feeling” of Me Before You (minus the ugly-crying, I promise this isn’t tragic), then you should definitely try this book!!

Rating: 4 stars! Standalone contemporary romance.

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HUGE SIGNED GIVEAWAY — “STAGE DIVE” SERIES by Kylie Scott

HUGE SIGNED GIVEAWAY — “STAGE DIVE” SERIES by Kylie Scott

Rock star fans, check out this HUGE GIVEAWAY!!! 😀

Just because she’s totally awesome, author Kylie Scott has offered to gift a signed set of the entire Stage Dive series (all 4 books: Lick, Play, Lead, & Deep) to one lucky winner from this giveaway!! It’s open internationally so everyone can enter too!! Super exciting and nice of her!

If you haven’t read these yet and you’re a fan of sexy, well-written rock star romances, then be sure to check out the eBooks too! I’ll link them all below …. and then scroll down to enter the GIVEAWAY!

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They’re interconnected standalones (different couples).

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