Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Review: Rusty Nail

Rusty Nail Rusty Nail by Lani Lynn Vale
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rusty Nail is book 6 in the Uncertain Saints MC series and is just what you would expect from Lani Lynn Vale.
Sexy, alpha and protective.
Wolf is a big, bossy, damaged soul that has a huge heart that just needs the right person to open it up.
He's easily one of my new favorites.
And Raven.
She's damaged as well, she's been to hell and back and came out stronger.
She still has fears and insecurities.
While she lusts after the one man who's been there to help put her back together she reaches her breaking point, she can't watch him with another woman so she runs.

That doesn't last long.

Her past is coming back to haunt her but it's not just her their after, they want everyone involved and that means she's going to have to go back and face Wolf.

These two are so my new favorite couple, she's got a mouth on her and he's just freaking amazing. Their couldn't be two people more perfect for each other.
As always this is one of those reads that you get sucked into in the first three chapters and do not want to put down. Had I not passed out while trying to finish the last 25% I'd have finished it in one sitting.





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Release Blitz ~ No Regrets Aimee Noalane

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 *´¨✫) Aimee Noalane ¸.•´¸.•*´¨)✯ ¸.•*¨) No Regrets ✮ (¸.•´✶ (¸.•` Release Blitz #KindleUnlimited #SASSAuthor If life ever taught me anything, it’s that nothing should be taken for granted. One moment is all it takes to break a promise. Friendship becomes love One second is all it takes to end a life. Love becomes pain One distraction is all it took to change our destiny. Pain becomes hate One moment. One second. One distraction. Hate becomes consuming I’m in love with my best friend and that one second changed everything.

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So normally I wouldn't read a YA book like this but something drew me to this book. It's about young love and best friends. The good times they shared and the bad that tore them apart. Oliver and Abbygail's story really pulls at your heart. One minute you're loving them and the next your heart is breaking. You go thru all the emotions. The hurt, the anger, the loss and the pain. This book was so beautifully written. There were times that it killed me and I just wanted to scream out "Just tell each other the truth and declare your love for each other! " So frustrating and especially at the end. I'm still wondering what is going to happen. Oliver is a character I wanted to hug and smack at the same time. I know he was dealing with a huge sudden loss but the way he treated Abby was unacceptable in my book. I'm still mad at him! I'm hoping he'll redeem himself. Anyway, this book was a great read and my first from this author 
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 Taking care of children is Aimee Noalane’s vocation. Reading is her passion. Writing is her new adventure. She is a wife, mother, foster parent, friend, and Canadian author. Chocolate and candy are her devilish addiction, but if you’re really sweet she might agree to share some with you.

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Venerable by Laura B. Martinez


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Venerable
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Laura B. Martinez
Cover Designer: Lucy Holland
Release Date: November 30th
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Thriller
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Innocent. Confused. Curious.
She was a girl in the wrong place at the wrong time.
He saved her.
He took her from the hands of an animal just to throw her to the Monsters.
For the first time in his whole life, he wished he wasn't the
worst of them all
Will the darkness extinguish Sebastian's only light?




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Mason and Geoffrey barged in, sending the door crashing to the wall. I instantly let go of her lip and felt the loss of its warmth.
“For fuck’s sake, Bastian.” Mason breathed heavily. “Why the hell didn’t you wait for me?” He glared at me and then I saw his eyes grow wide when he saw her at my table.
A pang of jealousy hit me with such force that I put myself in front of him obstructing her from his view.
“Don’t look at her,” I seethed.
“Whoa, calm down, man,” he said with a smirk.
“I’m sorry, Mason.” I tried to compose myself. What the fuck was that? I had never once talked to him like that, like I meant to hurt him.
I could feel Geoffrey’s stare. He didn’t say a word. I knew what he was thinking though; I knew why he was watching me closely.
“It’s cool, man, but,” he pointed at the unconscious man lying on the ground, “What’s not cool is that I didn’t get a chance with that piece of shit. Is he dead?” he asked.
“No, I just knocked him out cold. I still have unfinished business with him.” I turned to look at him, anger still present.
“What now?” Geoffrey finally asked.
“Put him in the chair and tie him up, I’ll come back to him in a few,” I answered.
“What are you going to do?” Geoffrey asked with a hint of worry in his voice.
“I’m taking her out of here, to my suite. She needs medical attention,” I replied, evidence of my own worry present in my voice.
“I could do that if you’d rather stay here and take care of him now,” Geoffrey offered.
“No.” I couldn’t stomach anyone but me touching her, not even Geoffrey. “It’s fine, I’ll take her to my suite. You can come with me if you like, make sure no one sees her and call the doctor once we get there.”
“Yes, I think it’s best. Mason can handle him by himself.” Geoffrey turned and looked at Mason. He wasn’t asking, he was ordering him to do what he said.
“Of course I can, who do you think you’re talking to?” Mason tried to lighten the mood. Something he always had to do while being around me.
I walked back to her. She was still out so I got rid of her restraints as gently as I could, the adrenaline was still running through my veins and I didn’t want to hurt her.
Did I?
My mind went back to the moment I first saw her. I knew something was wrong. What I didn’t…couldn’t admit, was that something was wrong with me, again.
I fought so hard not to let this feeling crawl its way back to the surface, but I was losing the battle already because while she lay there, terrified and completely helpless, I couldn’t decide what I wanted more.
To fuck her or to kill her.

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Laura hails from Hell, as a destroyer of hopes and a keeper of souls, she enjoys writing dark and twisted tales while destroying the lives of happy people. As a seeker of knowledge, she’d rather spend hours doing research than join the land of the living in the outside world. When she takes a break from devastating humankind with her words, you can find her enjoying the pleasures that can only be obtained from her other favorite forms of art: movies, music, and coffee.



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Joey Adams is living the life. He's on a nationwide tour, drumming for his band, who are also his best friends, opening for the chart-topping band Infrared Flamingos. At a tour stop in Dallas he meets sexy, sweet and sassy Evie Carson, and he has to have her.
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Release Blitz ~ Fake Off by Michelle McLoughney




Title: Fake Off
Author: Michelle McLoughney
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 30, 2016



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Polly Doyle hates her job, her life, and being stuck in her home town. Being a twenty-something, newly single, phone-sex operator isn’t exactly where she saw herself on career day. When Polly lands a spot on the popular TV show, The Bake Off, she vows to win. Baking is her passion and her ticket out of Cavern's Bend. There’s just one, very big man-shaped problem. It’s couples year. Polly doesn’t want a man, but for the first time in her life, she needs one. Faking it for a living comes naturally to Polly. Faking The Bake Off, should be a piece of cake. If only her fake boyfriend wasn’t so edible, so hot, and so damn infuriating!

Keane Marshall loves his job, his life, and moving back to his home town is the icing on the cake. Being a twenty-something, newly single chef of the hottest restaurant in Cavern’s Bend, is exactly where he wants to be. Until he gets roped into a competition with a woman he hoped he’d never see again. Polly Doyle was the first girl he ever wanted. The first girl he fell in love with. And the girl who sucker punched him into 6th grade infamy. Faking The Bake Off should be a piece of cake. If only his fake girlfriend wasn’t so sinfully spicy, so teeth tingling sweet, and so damn infuriating!


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 Old friends make an agreement. It's going to be beneficial to both, that is if the sexual tension doesn't blow it all.
These two were bordering on obsession, especially on Keane's part. Initially I thought Polly was going to be the more obsessive but Keane rolled in with all his alpha hotness and took control, well he tried to. Polly's not going to give up everything, especially not when it's so much fun to mess with him!
The back and forth banter made this book for me. There were times I wanted to slap some sense into them both but they get their acts together eventually.
Hilarious and adorable, insecure and unsure, Keane & Polly are worth the read.

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Michelle McLoughney is an Irish author and child prodigy. That's a lie. As a child she pretended she was a prodigy, and also that her father was Ming the Merciless. Thus, a career in fiction was born, or, lying for a living. Whatever. Michelle writes books that have hot men and kick ass heroines. Also, books that have hot women and kick ass women. There's a theme running here somewhere! Probably that hot kickass women should rule the world. Michelle likes cake and pie. In fact she has never met a cake that she didn't like, first world problems. Please connect with Michelle in any way you'd like. She's a Facebook regular and appreciates the feedback. And cake. Send cake.



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Release Blitz - Max by Lynn Raye Harris




Title: Max
Series: 7 Brides for 7 Brothers #5
Author: Lynn Raye Harris
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 29, 2016



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Meet the Brannigan brothers—seven sexy brothers who bring the heart and the heat! From bestselling authors Barbara Freethy, Ruth Cardello, Melody Anne, Christie Ridgway, Lynn Raye Harris, Roxanne St. Claire and JoAnn Ross comes a brand new contemporary romance family series: 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. You won't want to miss a single one!

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Former Navy SEAL Max Brannigan is a loner with a strong protective streak and an ocean of survivor’s guilt that drives him to take risks no sane man would take. When he gets the news his billionaire father died and left him a horse farm in Kentucky, he’s busy protecting American military contractors in a war zone. The first moment he’s able, he’ll fly back to the US and dispose of the farm. What does a man like him need horses for anyway? Of all the things his father could have left him, this certainly ranks up there as the most bizarre.

Elinor Applegate lives for her horses, but life on the farm isn’t easy. Once-thriving Applegate Farm has fallen on hard times in the past few years. Only an influx of cash from her mother’s old friend enabled Ellie to keep the family operation going. All her hopes to turn around the business and buy back the land lie on the hooves of a colt destined to greatness. She’s just got to get him there first.

But when sexy, ruthless, infuriating Max Brannigan shows up, Ellie realizes her troubles are far worse than she thought. He knows nothing about horses—and he cares less than nothing about her dreams. To Max, the horses are useless and have to go—in spite of the fact that every encounter with Ellie only makes him want to drag her into his arms and kiss the fire right out of her. But Ellie will fight hard to keep her dreams alive, even if she has to fight dirty. Max has spent most of his life protecting people from danger—but can he protect himself when Ellie launches a full-scale assault against the walls surrounding his heart?

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“You don’t know a thing about me, Miss Applegate,” he said coolly. “Not a goddamn thing. And I don’t know a thing about you, but I’m not blind. You have nothing more than some fancy prancing horses here, and while I don’t know much about horses, I’m pretty sure those can’t bring in much money. Not like racehorses. I suggest you cut your losses while you can and find a smaller place where you can keep a couple of animals and continue doing whatever it is you do with them.”

“Whatever it is—” She shook her head as if to clear it. Then she stood, her entire body vibrating with anger. And, yeah, it was wrong of him, but there was something slightly exhilarating about her anger. Her eyes flashed fire and her chin quivered before she clamped down on her reaction. “You need to leave now, Mr. Brannigan. Get off my property and stay off. You can send your realtors and you can list my farm, but I’m not cooperating with any of it until I call my lawyer and find out exactly what you can and can’t do. I have a mortgage and I’m not in default—and I’m not accepting your word as the final authority just yet.”

Max towered over her as he rose from the couch. “First of all, it’s my property. Second, I’ve got some bad news for you, sweetheart,” he said, and her eyes narrowed. Whether it was the bad news or the sarcastic endearment causing it, he didn’t know. And he really didn’t care. “Or maybe it’s good news to you. I can’t sell this farm for a year from the date of my father’s death without your agreement—”

She sucked in a breath, and he knew she was surprised. But he kept going before she could respond.

“—But I also own this place. So long as I do, I’m not staying in a hotel.”

Outrage shone from her eyes. “You can’t stay here.”

He took a step toward her. She didn’t flinch or back down. He admired that about her. It fired his blood, made his heart beat faster. What was it about this woman that got beneath his skin? He didn’t know, but no way was he letting her win this round.

“Yes, I fucking can.”





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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris burst onto the scene when she won a writing contest held by Harlequin. A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award and the National Readers Choice Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome former military husband and two crazy cats. Lynn writes about hot military heroes, sizzling international billionaires, and the women who dare to tame them. Her books have been called "exceptional and emotional," "intense," and "sizzling." To date, Lynn's books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.



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Release Blitz - Phobic by Michelle Irwin




Title: Phobic
Series: Phoebe Reede: The Untold Story #2
Author: Michelle Irwin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 30, 2016



Blurb

Sometimes starting over is the only choice.

Broken-hearted and looking for revenge, Phoebe Reede heads back to the US to take up a new challenge. Only, when she discovers who her teammate and rival is, the challenge might prove too great.

While she knew life away from home wouldn’t be easy, she never expected to be faced with an unpleasant surprise from her ex-boyfriend, or to be as drawn to him as ever. She needs to remain professional and push aside her feelings for him, but will she let someone else steal her heart away instead?

What will it take to prove she’s not afraid to take the risk?






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“I’m afraid my granddaughter has forgotten her manners,” Nana said, sticking out her hand. “You must be Beau.”

I clenched my jaw. Her casual mention of his name, as if his identity was the most obvious thing in the world, had to have made it clear I’d been talking about him. That was the last thing I wanted him to know. Still, it was too late to change it. “Sorry, Beau, this is my nana, uh, Kelly Reede.”

“Nice to meet you, Mrs Reede. I can see where Phoebe got her enchanting eyes.”

“It’s Ms actually. It has been ever since I left my husband for his constant cheating.”

I wanted the ground to tear apart and swallow me whole. For half a second, I debated trying to fake a sudden and unexpected emergency just to get out of the room. She’d stuck with Granddad for a long time after the first time he’d cheated, but with Dad’s help had eventually found the strength to leave. After that, her confidence had only blossomed and she’d grown more and more like Dad all the time. Now, she often said the thoughts that crossed her mind without thinking through all of the consequences.

Beau’s eyes narrowed. “Well, I guess it’s not just the eyes that run in the family,” he muttered under his breath. He shook off the mood an instant later. “It was lovely to meet you, Ms Reede. It’s always nice getting any insight into our Phoebe. She’s a bit of an enigma.”

It was Nana’s turn to frown as her gaze spun to me. “That’s odd, because we’ve always found her to be a straight shooter, just like her Dad.”

“Maybe it’s just us guys she likes to play ’round with.”

My hands found my hips. “Maybe she’s in the fucking room and you should both stop talking about her like she’s not.”

“Phoebe!” Nana exclaimed.

Beau’s gaze was fixed on me, his lips curled up into a snarl. He dropped the expression a second later when he turned back to Nana. “Don’t worry about it, Ms Reede. I’m used to her gutter mouth. She’s turned it on me often enough. Haven’t ya, darlin’?”

I wanted to turn it on him again. My fingers clenched and unclenched at my side. “If there’s nothing else you wanted, I think we’ll be going now.”

“Actually, I was hopin’ to have a word or two with ya alone.” Beau’s gaze turned from me back to my nana. “If ya don’t mind. It won’t take a minute.”

I could feel Nana’s gaze passing between Beau and me. “Not at all,” she said after a moment. “I’ll go sign myself out and wait in the car.”

It would have been so much easier if she’d said no. If she’d demanded my undivided attention while she was in the country. Instead, a minute later I was face-to-face with Beau.

Alone.





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Her desire for freedom sends her overseas on her first solo journey. There, she finds herself having an unexpected adventure with an unlikely person.

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Michelle Irwin has been many things in her life: a hobbit taking a precious item to a fiery mountain; a young child stepping through the back of a wardrobe into another land; the last human stranded not-quite-alone in space three million years in the future; a young girl willing to fight for the love of a vampire; and a time-travelling madman in a box. She achieved all of these feats and many more through her voracious reading habit. Eventually, so much reading had to have an effect and the cast of characters inside her mind took over and spilled out onto the page.

Michelle lives in sunny Queensland in the land down under with her surprisingly patient husband and ever-intriguing daughter, carving out precious moments of writing and reading time around her accounts-based day job. A lover of love and overcoming the odds, she primarily writes paranormal and fantasy romance.



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Blurb:
My job is to protect. I’m the best, the king’s elite. She’s the only thing strong enough to make me look away.
Logan Hunt is a guard. He’s constantly aware of his surroundings; he knows every angle; he searches and rescues. He’ll take a bullet. His new assignment is to protect the queen regent, keep his eyes on her at all times. He’s more than up to the task… Until a face from his past returns, and the one mission he’s sworn to complete becomes his biggest liability. DIRTY DEALERS is an all-new stand-alone CONTEMPORARY ROMANTIC SUSPENSE coming Jan 24, 2017. It features secrets, lies, double-crosses, angst, a touch of darkness, and panty-melting sexytimes.
 
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The "Queen of Hot Romance," Tia Louise is the Award-Winning, International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series.
From "Readers' Choice" nominations, to picking up USA Today "Happily Ever After" nods, to winning "Favorite Erotica Author" (2015) and the "Lady Boner Award" (2014) (LOL!), nothing makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the Alexander-Knight world of stories. A former journalist, Louise lives in the center of the USA with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations... 

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