Saturday, July 30, 2016

Ball Peen Hammer by Lauren Rowe ~ Book Tour

Ready the Pickles,  Keane Morgan is finally here!

Meet Keane in this STANDALONE romantic comedy!
(No Prior reading required)


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Keane Morgan wouldn’t return any of my calls or texts, and I was pissed as hell about it. I didn’t want to drive from Seattle to L.A. with the guy any more than he wanted to drive with me, but I had no frickin’ choice in the matter--at least, not if I wanted to use his brother Dax’s coveted parking spot at UCLA.

Okay, so it turned out Keane was objectively gorgeous, and, fine, pretty funny, too. But did he have to be so damned in love with himself? I mean, jeez, the cocky way he flashed those dimples was just so orchestrated. And, honestly, what kind of guy uses the phrase “baby doll” with a straight face? Oh, that’s right: the kind of guy who’s a male stripper.

Yup, the cocky jerk turned out to be Seattle’s answer to Magic Mike, a stripper known as “Ball Peen Hammer”--which meant Keane Morgan was emphatically not the kind of guy I’d ever fall for.

Not. At. All.

No freakin’ way.

Well, until Keane convinced me to fall for him, that is.

Which I did.



As they exchange information, I make my way to the end of my aisle and loop into theirs, not taking my eyes off Baby Face the whole time. Shit. This dude’s hunting Maddy so hard, it’s making my blood boil. Jesus, he’s going full-throttle rifle on Maddy’s ass right now, completely foregoing his crossbow altogether.
When I reach the two of them in the middle of their aisle, I shuffle past the dude and stand next to Maddy, shoulder to shoulder, and then, on a sudden impulse, put my arm around her shoulders and squeeze her tight, making her wobble in place at the unexpected jolt to her balance. “Hey, sis,” I say, squeezing her like a rag doll. “You totally fell down on your candy-acquiring duties.”
“I know. I’m sorry.” She subtly wiggles out of my grasp. “Brian and I got into this hilarious argument about the best candy bar of all- time, and—”
“And I’m totally right,” Brian says, cutting her off, and they both chuckle at some inside joke.
“No, I’m totally right,” Maddy corrects.
Brian smiles at her. “I’ll actually be down in L.A. in a month. How ’bout I call you then?”
“Nice to meet you, man,” Brian says, looking at me. He nods but doesn’t put out his hand.
I nod back.
Brian strolls away, buys a Snickers bar and a can of Red Bull, and leaves with a little wave to Maddy.
The minute he’s out the door, Maddy takes a giant step away from me, her face etched with annoyance. “What was that?” she asks.
“That weird thing you just did?”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Maddy puts on an exaggerated scowl, like she’s Hulk Hogan eying an opponent. “’Hey, Brian,’” she says in a low voice, clearly intending to imitate me but sounding more like Arnold Schwarzenegger imitating Maddy imitating me. “’I’m Maddy Milliken’s bodyguard and I’m going to beat you the hell up now,’” she adds.
“What are you talking about?” I say, chuckling.
Maddy pauses, assessing me, and finally shrugs. “Nothing. I guess I imagined it.”
“Imaged what?”
“Your weird... I dunno... vibe.”
“Oh, well, yeah. I was worried about you.”
“Worried about me? I was standing in a minimart, buying candy. Pretty low-risk activity, I’d say.”
“Uh, you absolutely were not standing in a minimart, buying candy—you totally fell down on that job, dude. You were standing in a minimart, getting picked up by a douche. And second of all—”
Shit. What the fuck am I doing? I’ve got to stop this shit right now. “Don’t get riled up, baby doll,” I say in my most soothing voice. “All I’m saying is you took so damned long in here, I started thinking maybe the store was getting robbed or you’d fallen into the toilet or something.”
Maddy twists her mouth. “Brian didn’t seem the least bit douchey to me.”
I shrug.“What gave you the impression he’s a douche?”
“Just a figure of speech. So are you gonna do the job I hired you to do or not?” I motion to the candy rack. “‘Cause based on your performance thus far, you’re totally fired.”
“And I wasn’t getting ‘picked up,’” Maddy says, her tone full of indignation. “Brian’s brother goes to UCLA. Can’t I talk to a helpful, nice guy without it being some sort of a sleazy pick-up?”
“Sure you can. However, in this instance, you were talking to a helpful, nice guy who was picking you up so he can bone the living fuck outta ya.”
Keane.” Maddy’s cheeks burst with color. “Don’t say that. Oh my god. You’re insane. Brian was just being helpful, that’s all.”
“Yeah, so he can bone the living fuck outta ya.”
“Stop saying that. Please. It’s offensive and absolutely not true. This topic of conversation is officially over.”
4 stars
Ball Peen Hammer is my first Lauren Rowe book, and from all I'd heard about it I was certain I was going to love it. 
I found I just liked it. 
And it's not because of the plot, it was great and worked it's just the dialogue that killed it for me. I honestly struggled at times and would put the book down and come back to it. There's only so much "bee tee dubs" I can take.  All the adorbsicles , cutie patooties and the like honestly drove me mad, I felt like I should be 14 to understand what they were talking about but 18 due to content. 
If you aren't bothered by the obnoxiousness of reading bee tee dubs on what felt like every fifth page, the connection between Keane & Maddy is amazing. It doesn't start off that way but it happens very quickly. Their chemistry is off the charts though someone needs to learn how not to be a prick!

I loved the story just not how the language made me think they were freshmen in high school instead of adults, I realize Keane wasn't exactly an adult making good decisions in the beginning but as much as I loved their story the over use (to me) of some of the childish words almost kept me from enjoying the story. 

About the Author
Lauren Rowe
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USA Today and internationally bestselling author Lauren Rowe lives in San Diego, California, where, in addition to writing books, she performs with her dance/party band at events all over Southern California, writes songs, takes embarrassing snapshots of her ever-patient Boston terrier, Buster, spends time with her wonderful family, and narrates audiobooks. Much to Lauren’s thrill, her books have been translated all over the world in multiple languages and hit multiple domestic and international bestseller lists. With enticing characters, enthralling situations and a general love of romantic fiction, Lauren has created a world of her own, full of wit and sensual desire.

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Release Blitz - Stormblaze by Kate Bonham

Title: Stormblaze
Series: Stormblaze #1
Author: Kate Bonham
Genre: Paranormal/Dystopian
Cover Design: Soxsational Cover Art
Editor: Swish Editing & Design
 Release Date: July 30, 2016


The year is 2119 and the world is not as it once was.

Hadyn's been lost since before the Change, before all technology was cut off from the world. The Slayers have been after him for decades, one with a special interest in seeing him ripped apart, slowly, painfully. How long can Hadyn stay hidden? When he is being hunted at every turn. 

Then he met her.

Edana didn't expect her life to get this interesting, nor did she think she'd ever find a dragon. She knew they existed, she'd always felt there was a world that was hidden. A chance meeting with Hadyn has confirmed her beliefs. Are all dragons as devastatingly handsome as Hadyn? Could she be that lucky?

When the Slayers find them, she is caught in the middle of a battle between two rivals who have been hunting each other for centuries.

Can Hadyn keep her safe from his world? Or will she burn along with them?

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Author Bio

Kate grew up in Western Sydney, Australia, hoping to one day have a pet dragon and castle to roam around in. Then the Khaleesi stole her life and she was forced to reinvent herself. 

It was around the age of 15 when she really thought she could make it as a writer, and after course after course on different writing styles, she finally gulped down her fear and pursued independent publishing. 

When she's not writing, she's spending time with her boyfriend and their zoo of pets that include snakes, spiders, lizards, turtle, an axolotl and a bird.

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Cover Reveal ~ Reckoning by TJ Michaels

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The second installment in the Gathering of the Storms series by NYT and USA Today bestselling author T.J. Michaels.

The threat to Rhia Greysomne, First Heir of Draema, has struck time and again. Each plot, darker and more devious than the last, closer to family and loved ones.
How did a creature only known in fairy tales come to possess the magick of the Gaian clans? And how does he keep eluding the Realmwalkers, only to strike where they least expect it?
The Wind Storm and the Fire Storm have run out of time. Since he can’t seem to get to her, Rhia’s husband, RuArk Miwatani, Protector of the Realm, is now firmly in the cross-hairs of their unseen enemy. So Rhia will do what she does best—kick ass and take names, Draeman style.
A reckoning is at hand…and Rhia will be the victor. Period.
WARNING: Cunning, but gorgeous, bad guys with extra-long teeth abound. Laser pistols, katanas and good guys all meet in the ring, complete with hunky swagger.

Gathering of the Storms 2 - Reckoning
by T.J. Michaels

Gathering of the Storms #2

Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy
Paranormal Romance

Bent West

Publication Date
August 30, 2016

The Gathering of the Storms Series
Gathering of the Storms 1 - Wind And Fire  Gathering of the Storms 2 - Reckoning

About T.J. Michaels
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USA Today and New York Times bestseller, T.J. Michaels, is also an award-winning author of several romance genres, including paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi and urban fantasy romance.

No matter the genre TJ is penning, her favorite thing to do is build worlds. To take you somewhere extraordinary. To transport you to a place where you can close your eyes and slip into your fantasy...
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A Dangerous Demon KIng by Author J.S.Scott

The final book in The Sentinel Demon series by New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author J.S. Scott.

Please NOTE: The Sentinel Demon books don't stand alone well. Although each Sentinel gets a HEA in their book, there is so much of the overlying story arch that would be missed if you haven't read the other three books.

Kristoff Agares, King of the Sentinels, is trapped in the realm of the Evils, so close to death. unstable and powerless from the demon's physical and mental torture that he's barely hanging onto his sanity.

Until he gets a telepathic message from a mystery woman who makes him want to survive, no matter what it takes.

After being rescued by an elite group of Sentinels, Kristoff can't ignore his powerful longing to claim his mate, who also happens to be his savior's voice in the demon realm. His chosen one was captured as a child, and had been a captive of the Evils for over two centuries, until the Sentinels set her free.

With the World in chaos, and the balance tipping almost irrevocably in the Evils favor, the last thing Kristoff thinks he needs is a radiant, a human female mate who will lighten his soul. Or so he thinks...

As Kristoff fights an internal battle, a war between his wants and what's good for his mate, he knows he has to make some difficult choices. Will he be able to tell his mate about his past? And if he does, will his radiant be willing to accept him after she learns the whole truth?

Find out in this last title, A Dangerous Demon King!!!

The Sentinel Demon series:
A Dangerous Bargain
A Dangerous Hunger
A Dangerous Fury
A Dangerous Demon King

18+ only, not intended for children or young teens

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(July 29 - Aug 2nd)

 The first book In The Sentinel Demon Series, a paranormal romance by NY Times and USA Today bestselling author J.S. Scott.

27 year old Kat Larson is haunted by demons. Literally. And how was she to know that there was more than one type of demon? The Evils want to destroy her soul, while billionaire Sentinel demon, Zachary Winston, claims that he wants to protect her. Kat opts for Zach’s protection…but it doesn’t come without a price. It requires a demon bargain…and what he suggests surprises poor Kat almost as much as the fact that demons really do exist. Why would the handsome billionaire want to make such an agreement with a curvy, plain redheaded woman like her?

Billionaire Zachary Winston has a mission and it’s one that he vows to complete. As a Sentinel demon, his task is to protect Kat from the Evils that will corrupt her soul. His only problem is that she is his “radiant,” the one woman who can lighten the darkness of his demon existence and be his eternal mate. Zach has to fight an internal war between man and demon as he protects Kat, not quite sure which one will win. He’s one part demon, one part man, but they both yearn for Kat’s lush, full figured body and kind, compassionate heart. As Zach becomes more and more enchanted with Kat, he’s hoping she can learn to love a lonely man/demon that’s only slightly wicked.

This paranormal romance contains graphic language, steamy love scenes, and lovable alpha males that also happen to be mythological demons.

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J.S. Scott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy romance. She's an avid reader of all types of books and literature. Writing what she loves to read, J.S. Scott writes both contemporary steamy romance stories and paranormal romance erotics. They almost always feature an Alpha Male and have a happily ever after because she just can't seem to write them any other way!

Cover Reveal - Four : A Menage Erotic Romance by S.C. Daiko

Title : Four : A Menage Erotic Romance
Author : S. C. Daiko 
Genre : Erotic Romance 

It's been a year since Max and I overcame our commitment fears and chased away our demons, a year in a blissful poly relationship with Steve. And now we’re all set to become four.
It should be the best time of my life, of our lives; trying for a baby with the two hot men who keep me warm at night. 
But when Steve’s friend James arrives from London, an over-the-top-theatrical scene player with his own agenda, and a whole lotta history just waiting to reignite, Steve suddenly doesn’t seem like the guy we fell in love with. He’s changing, morphing into a different man before our eyes.
I’m beginning to think the four Steve has in mind doesn’t necessarily include our baby.


Lauren Price is happy living with the two men she loves and life couldn’t be any sweeter. What started as just a little fun a year ago – a girl, two guys, and a whole lot of sex – has become a deep three-way love she hopes will last forever. 
They want to be a four – Max, Lauren, Steve and their unborn baby. That’s what they said, that’s what they planned. 
But life in love doesn’t follow the rules, and soon four doesn’t look quite like the three-plus-one Lauren intended it to be.


Although a sequel to “Three”, S. C. Daiko’s first Erotic Menage Romance, “Four” is a standalone story and, like its predecessor, contains vivid erotica and scenes involving MF, MFM, MMF, MM and some BDSM. All consensual. Most definitely 18+ only.

S. C. Daiko is an erotic romance author. When she isn’t bringing her fantasies alive on the page, she enjoys the sweet life of the Veneto in northern Italy – where she lives with her husband and two cats.

She writes historical fiction under the name Siobhan Daiko.