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Review – The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld #2) by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld #2)The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★Book Basics★

Genre: – Paranormal Romance
Series: – 2nd in the series
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? – Yes
Rating – 4 stars

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20 upcoming releases December 2016

Rusty Nail
Rusty Nail (The Uncertain Saints MC #6)

Expected publication: December 1st 2016

“He knows that pain makes you stronger…

Wolf isn’t always a good person, and he doesn’t hesitate to say what’s on his mind.

He is who he is, and he doesn’t offer apologies.

He isn’t out to impress anyone, and he doesn’t make excuses for his actions.

She knows that fear makes you braver…

Raven has made some bad decisions, and she’d give anything to go back in time and choose a different path.

The reality is that she can’t go back, and the day Wolf walks into her life, she finally realizes that maybe she doesn’t want to.

Wolf is everything she’s ever wanted, and the exact opposite of what she needs.

They both know heartbreak makes you wiser…

Wolf knows that this is not a good idea. There are a million reasons—all of them bad—telling him exactly why he should stay away.

But when Raven’s nightmares burst out of her dreams and into her reality, he doesn’t have a choice anymore.

He has to protect her, while somehow protecting his battered heart. ”

Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2gGhLT2
Amazon US Link – http://a.co/6WZ4fdr


Downed
Downed (Gridiron, #3)

Expected publication: December 1st 2016

“He’s the guy no one likes…

Despite winning two national championships, JR “Ace” Anderson was sent packing from his old school after losing the trust of his coach. At Southern U, he has a second chance to prove that his college legacy isn’t endless debauchery and selfishness. But his reputation precedes him, and his teammates offer a chilly welcome in the locker room. The one person who is willing to accept him is the very woman he should stay away from—his new coach’s daughter.

She’s the girl everyone loves…

Bryant Johnson’s only goal in life is to make others happy, even at her own expense. One look at her father’s new star quarterback, and she knows that Ace is her next project. With a reputation for being a “jerk whisperer”, Bryant has spent her last three years at college reforming sorry behavior and turning bad boys into the best boyfriends ever. In Ace, though, she’s met with surly resistance and a sizzling attraction she doesn’t expect. Fixing this wounded warrior will be her biggest challenge yet. Not falling for him will be even harder.

Between her big heart and his damaged one, a battle is ensuing. In this game of love, every defense will crumble.”

Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2gu5O2r
Amazon US Link – http://a.co/4cFCKSC


Dashing through the Snow: A Sexy, Snowy Christmas Tale
Dashing through the Snow: A Sexy, Snowy Christmas Tale

Expected publication: December 4th 2016

“Dilyn Hart hates Christmas, so when her boss (and ex-boyfriend) hands her an assignment to interview champion snowboarder and gorgeous playboy extraordinaire, Dash Grainger, on Christmas Eve, she takes it. There are several things she doesn’t plan for—a surly driver, a chalet in the middle of nowhere, a freak snowstorm—but the biggest surprise of all is Dash himself.

Dash Grainger lives for the high, and so far in his twenty-six years, he’s never met anyone or anything he loves more. Nothing has ever thrilled him as much as slick snow, cold air, and breakneck speed.

Until he meets Dilyn.

But one perfect night doesn’t mean clear, blue skies the next day. There are some storms that can’t be weathered.

Christmas Day might just be one of them”


Shoot The Moon
Shoot The Moon (Scorpio Stinger MC, #6)

Expected publication: December 5th 2016

“Book #6 in the Scorpio Stinger MC Series

Razor & Lexi’s STORY

It’s rawer, it’s grittier and downright dirtier than any of the other Scorpio Stinger MC books.
If what’s happened before has shocked and delighted you, get ready to be rocked on a whole new level.
Meet the anti-hero and the spitfire in SHOOT THE MOON.

Shoot the Moon
1. To attempt the near-impossible.
2. To take a risk for great rewards.
3. To set one’s sights high and try for something that one wants badly, but for which realistically the probability of success is not good.

anti-hero
1. Morally ambiguous and flawed hero who is hard and jaded and not entirely pure but has hidden noble intentions.
2. A bad boy with heroic qualities.

spit·fire
[spĭt′fīr′]
1. A person, especially a girl or woman, who is of fiery temper and easily provoked to outbursts.
2. Wild & free. Someone whose angry words sting like fire. Considered strong emotionally & spiritually.
3. Someone who you don’t want to be on the bad side of.

SHOOT THE MOON
Razor has some heavy boots to fill. He’s always lived in the shadow of his brothers and he’s sick of it.
Lexi is wild and out of control. She won’t be told what to do and she has a filthy mouth that’s gotten her into more trouble than she can admit.
He wants her from the first moment he lays eyes on her.
She only has eyes for another man she can’t have.
He’s determined to claim her and make her his.
She fights him tooth and nail.

Is Razor the one man who can tame her and make her his?

NB:
No cheating involved.
Standalone novella. You don’t need to read the other books in the series to enjoy Shoot The Moon, but it would help you understand the characters better as you will have met them throughout the rest of the Scorpio Stinger MC series.

READING ORDER
#0.5 Ryder Prequel
#1 Two Worlds Colliding
#2 Unchain My Heart
#2.5 A Biker Christmas
#3 Gods & Monsters
#4 Tormented
#5 Road To Destiny
#6 Shoot The Moon

Warning:
Piercings, tattoos, overload of sex and foul language. Read at your own risk”

Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2g2YFFo
Amazon US Link – http://a.co/8OsY5sx


Wound Tight
Wound Tight (Made in Jersey, #4)

Expected publication: December 5th 2016

“A sexy new M/M romance from New York Times Bestselling author Tessa Bailey

When CEO Renner Bastion walks into a room, everyone keeps their distance. Well, everyone but the sarcastic, tattooed, Boston-bred security guard whose presence has kept Renner in New Jersey longer than intended. As if the unwanted attraction isn’t unsettling enough, Renner finds out his protector isn’t as unavailable as originally thought.

Milo Bautista just came out to his wealthy, ultra-confident boss, a man he secretly respects and admires…in more ways than he’ll admit. Worldly, experienced Renner would never look in his direction, let alone share some of that confidence he wears like a cloak, so Milo has set his sights on someone else to be his first.

Until Renner offers him private lessons in seduction…”

Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2gu9b9c
Amazon US Link – http://a.co/3TGhQDl


Womanizer
Womanizer (Manwhore, #4)

Expected publication: December 5th 2016

“From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans comes a brand new contemporary romance. WOMANIZER is a full standalone, and no other books in the series need to be read.

You’ve seen the headlines: Womanizing billionaire player! Watch out! Stay away!

We were just two strangers. Facing a forbidden attraction, a chemical connection. Neither of us expected or wanted it to amount to more.
But I had never been drawn to a guy the way I was drawn to this one: my brother’s best friend, and CEO of the company where I interned.
Even knowing I should stay away, I proved to be too human, after all.
The chemistry was amazing.
The laughs were incredible.
I opened up to him in more ways than I’d opened up to anyone before.
But sex was as far as I’d go.
Just sex because he was too irresistible.
Just sex because I wouldn’t be falling for him.
Just sex because I’d leave in three months, and I’d like for my brother not to kill me, and for nobody to find out he was my wicked little secret.
He wasn’t the One.
He was just a womanizer.
But for a time, he would be mine.”

Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2ggJcVl
Amazon US Link – http://a.co/c18PMBV


James
James (7 Brides for 7 Brothers #6)

Expected publication: December 6th 2016 by South Street Publishing

“Running a billion-dollar hedge fund doesn’t leave a lot of time for fun in the sun, but that doesn’t bother James Brannigan. After spending his youth helping his widowed father raise six younger brothers, James took a cue from his workaholic dad and channeled all his energy into business. So when he learns that his father left him a tiny winery on the Amalfi Coast, he’s not thrilled. A trip to Italy is the last thing his busy schedule needs, but the winery has to go. Which means…he has to go to the winery.

Kyra Summers is the definition of a free-spirit. In her thirty years on earth, she’s never stayed in one place long enough to put down roots until she arrived in Positano and fell hard for the bold flavors, hot sun, warm people, and above all, the wonderful wine. Her job at a small, local winery is her first attempt to make a real home and the people who run the place start to become like family to her. Until the winery’s new owner, a devastatingly handsome, shockingly ruthless billionaire, arrives with plans to shut it all down. Kyra’s willing to do whatever it takes to save this place she loves—even if it means cozying up to a man who’s harder than granite and twice as cold.

But the Italian sunshine has a way of heating things up—with every fiery exchange, they strike sparks and draw irresistibly closer together. James is stunned by his attraction to a woman unlike any he’s met before, and Kyra discovers a simmering passion hidden behind his polished exterior. But passion won’t be enough to change James’s mind and his priorities, which is exactly why his late father sent him to Italy. Changing James is going to take a much bigger risk—it’s going to take love”

Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2gu99OK
Amazon US Link – http://a.co/gwtrIov


Mad Love
Mad Love

Expected publication: December 6th 2016 by Lake Union Publishing

“Can two people who have never met make a marriage work? Popular dating site Sociality thinks so, and is marrying London lad Adam to California girl Jessica to prove it.

What better way to show that your ‘love algorithms’ work than to put two complete strangers together in an expensive publicity stunt? But, as livewire Jess and lazybones Adam quickly discover, just because a computer says you’re the perfect match, it doesn’t make it so!

Two million Sociality subscribers and the media are following the happy couple’s progress, and they have to make a go of it or they’ll lose everything, look like idiots, and destroy Sociality’s reputation. But can the mismatched pair, who seem to be constantly at each other’s throats, put their differences aside and work their way into each other’s hearts?

Nick Spalding, bestselling author of Fat Chance and Bricking It, will make you cry with laughter at this story of marital warfare—complete with sinking boats, badly aimed flatulence, well aimed tennis balls and some very suggestive pastry.”

Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2ggNewW
Amazon US Link – http://a.co/8PujsAz


On the Line (Hometown Players, #5)_medium=api&utm_source=blog_book”>On the Line

Expected publication: December 6th 2016 by Forever Yours

“He had total control of his game–until she changed all the rules . . .
As one of the best players in the NHL and the “golden boy” of the league, Avery Westwood knows he has to keep his cool–on and off the ice. His whole life is a carefully constructed image of perfection for the media and his brand sponsors. Of course, that means he can never let his true feelings show. But when it comes to the sexy sister of his former teammate, Avery might be willing to make an exception . . . even if it means breaking all his own rules.

As far as Stephanie Deveau is concerned, having a thing for Avery is the equivalent of psychological napalm. Très bad idea. Then he moves in next door, all sexy smiles and a deliciously hot body that she can’t resist. Something’s happening between them–it’s intense, a little (a lot) out of control, and real. Only Avery doesn’t know everything about Stephanie’s past. And the one exception to his rule might just be the one girl who could destroy his career.”

Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2ggKJL5
Amazon US Link – http://a.co/gvTkWuv


Blood Vow
Blood Vow (Black Dagger Legacy, #2)

Expected publication: December 6th 2016 by Ballantine Books

“#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward returns as her thrilling, original spin-off series set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continues! When a brooding vampire warrior-in-training teams up with a quick-witted aristocrat to solve a deadly mystery, the only thing more dangerous than their mission is their undeniable attraction.

Trainees at the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training center continue to prepare for the war against the Lessening Society, but fighting is the last thing on Axe’s mind. Still plagued with the guilt of his father’s death, the brooding loner finds himself battling an unlikely attraction to Peyton’s enticing, aristocratic cousin, Elise. Elise feels it, too – especially when the two are thrown together in unusual circumstances, and she must decide whether she can trust Axe as she uncovers the mystery surrounding her sister’s death.

Meanwhile, Mary and Rhage are fostering Bitty, a young pretrans orphan, and hope to adopt her… until the appearance of a young male claiming to be Bitty’s blooded uncle threatens to tear the new family apart. ”

Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2gGlcZO
Amazon US Link – http://a.co/e4IU9Jl


Rules of Contact
Rules of Contact (Play by Play, #12)

Expected publication: December 6th 2016 by Berkley

“In the new Play-By-Play novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Unexpected Rush, a football player with all the right moves on the field needs a better game plan for his love life.

A defensive end for the San Francisco Sabers, Flynn Cassidy is used to being in the spotlight—he just doesn’t enjoy it. But if getting in front of the cameras will help his new restaurant succeed, he’s willing. Now if he could just meet a woman who loved him and not his fame…

After her divorce, Amelia Lawrence is thrilled to start over as head chef at Ninety-Two. It’s just the opportunity she needs to heat up her career—if only she wasn’t wildly attracted to her sexy new boss. Their chemistry might be sizzling hot, but Amelia has no intention of being burned again.

Amelia is genuine and fun and Flynn can’t get enough of her—and Amelia loves every second she spends with the tough but tender Flynn. But trust is a hard fought battle for both of them. Breaking the rules of contact and surrendering to their passion was easy, but are they willing to risk their hearts to win at the game of love?”

Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2gGlW11
Amazon US Link – http://a.co/fn1cnvU


Being Brooke
Being Brooke

Expected publication: December 13th 2016 by Smashwords Edition

“My name is Brooke Barker…

And I’m a freaking disaster.

No, seriously. I’m a college drop-out working a dead-end job, my best friend Carly’s dog gets more action than I do, and I have more bad dates in my diary than there are movie remakes.

Not to mention I’m completely and utterly in love with Cain Elliott.

The problem? He’s in a relationship. With a girl who’s so plastic she makes Barbie cry herself to sleep with jealousy.

The second problem? He’s my best friend.

My shut-up-and-put-on-Harry-Potter, yes-this-is-your-shirt, help-I-have-no-power, crap-I’m-out-of-tampons, kinda best friend.

And that’s all he can be, right?

Right.

(Being Brooke is a standalone romantic comedy. Hilarious, super-sexy, and possibly highly inappropriate at times, this is the perfect feel-good read!)”


For Maggie’s Sake
For Maggie's Sake

Expected publication: December 13th 2016 by St. Martin’s Griffin

“Sinful pleasure and forbidden desire rule in #1 bestselling author Lora Leigh’s story For Maggie’s Sake, previously published in the anthologies Real Men Do It Better and Taken, now exclusively in e.

Maggie Chavez is in protective custody with a member of her former lover’s SEAL team. Joe, her ex-lover, thinks Maggie is hiding information from him about a powerful drug lord and the deaths of some SEALs. He intends to seduce her and get the information before she can sell it back to the drug cartel. But the desire crackles between them and their attraction is undeniable. How can Joe use her and leave her, when all he wants is to hold her close and never let go?”

Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2gGm1C5
Amazon US Link – http://a.co/gMPfYbF


Force of Temptation
Force of Temptation (The Mercury Pack, #2)

Expected publication: December 13th 2016 by Montlake Romance

“Harley Vincent is resigned to life in the human world. Sure, being a margay shifter is half her nature, but life among humans gives her the freedom to roam and do as she pleases. That is, until anti-shifter extremists target her, putting her life in immediate danger.

When an old acquaintance and onetime fling, Jesse Dalton, shows up to offer the protection of his pack, Harley hesitates. She may have feelings for Jesse that go beyond their one-night stand, but life among shifters means giving over her independence to the needs of pack. Plus Mercury Pack has its own threat to face: a rich half-shifter is determined to claim their territory at any cost.

Jesse, who lost his true mate as a child, has wanted Harley since their night together, and he’s not letting her go again. They may not be destined for each other, but he knows she belongs to him and with his pack. Even if he can convince her to join him now, can he convince her to stay?”

Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2fzAEK4
Amazon US Link – http://a.co/9bwijMb


Off the Rails
Off the Rails

Expected publication: December 13th 2016 by Loveswept

“A dedicated American agent risks everything for a forbidden beauty in this sensual, turbo-charged novel from the RITA-nominated author of Against the Wall (“A sexy, unique love story that I devoured in one day.”—Monica Murphy).

Four years ago, when Ian Foster was working as a border patrol agent, he rescued an eighteen-year-old Mexican girl who’d been left for dead. He never forgot the gorgeous, resilient Maria Santos. Now Ian is an undercover ICE agent on the trail of a ruthless criminal with an intriguing connection: Maria. She holds the only clue to the man’s whereabouts. And Ian is tasked with crossing the border to find her.

Maria has always carried a torch for Ian, the handsome American who saved her life. When he shows up in her hometown, the attraction between them ignites. His intense gaze sets her blood on fire. But Maria is in serious danger. She owes a favor to a drug lord, and soon she’s caught in the crosshairs of a treacherous takedown operation. Once more, Ian’s her sole hope of survival—and his sizzling touch rekindles a passion that goes beyond borders.”

Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2gGgPwN
Amazon US Link – http://a.co/4BKTjah


Empire
Empire (Cartel, #3)

Expected publication: December 19th 2016 by HarperCollins

“The breathtaking finale to the USA Today bestselling Cartel trilogy.

I should have known it would always come down to this, from the very moment I laid eyes on him in that motel.

I should have known his salvation was too good to be true.

Because it’s all gone now, the impossible, secret love I had for him bleeding away in the darkness that came afterwards.

Now there’s only hate.

Now I just want to escape.

Even if it means I have to kill him to be free.

Before the Gypsy Brothers series there was the Cartel – from USA Today bestselling author Lili St Germain.”

Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2gGmRyJ
Amazon US Link – http://a.co/4Fpg4xJ


One Fell Sweep
One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #3)

Expected publication: December 20th 2016 by Ilona Andrews

“Gertrude Hunt, the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, is glad to have you. We cater to particular kind of guests, the ones most people don’t know about. The older lady sipping her Mello Yello is called Caldenia, although she prefers Your Grace. She has a sizable bounty on her head, so if you hear kinetic or laser fire, try not to stand close to the target. Our chef is a Quillonian. The claws are a little unsettling, but he is a consummate professional and truly is the best chef in the Galaxy. If you see a dark shadow in the orchard late at night, don’t worry. Someone is patrolling the grounds. Do beware of our dog.

Your safety and comfort is our first priority. The inn and your host, Dina Demille, will defend you at all costs. We ask only that you mind other guests and conduct yourself in a polite manner”

Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2g37VJz
Amazon US link – http://a.co/6aeMmM7


Hate Story
Hate Story

Expected publication: December 26th 2016

“Nina can’t let herself fall in love with the man she’s going to marry. Both of them have experienced the sting and sham of love and have no intentions of falling victim to it twice. Love is expensive—hate is free.

Three years. A million dollars. A solution to both of their problems. They planned it all, from the story of their first meeting to the date of their divorce. Nothing could go wrong.

But what they didn’t consider was chemistry, and Nina and Max have no shortage of it. After too many near-kisses, Nina convinces herself that hating Max is better than loving him, and the more she gets to know this soon-to-be-husband of hers, the more she discovers just how very much she truly, madly, and deeply . . . hates him.

This isn’t a love story. This is the other kind. ”


Until Ashlyn
Until Ashlyn (Until Her, #3)

Expected publication: December 27th 2016

“Dillon Keck knew Ashlyn Mayson was drunk when she suggested they get married. He knew he should have taken her back to their hotel room and put her to bed. Instead, he did what he had been craving to do since the moment they met.

Claim her as his.

Waking up married in Vegas isn’t something Ashlyn Mayson ever thought would happen to her. Having Dillon, her boss, a man she thinks is a dick, insist they stay married is absurd, but every time he touches her, she gets lost in him and wonders if maybe they are meant to be together.

But someone isn’t happy for Dillon and Ashlyn and their new found romance, and they’re willing to do anything to keep them apart. Even commit murder. ”

Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2ggO3px
Amazon US link – http://a.co/fTHRYcw


Everything For Her
Everything For Her (For Her #1)

Expected publication: December 27th 2016

“USA TODAY bestselling author Alexa Riley’s first full-length novel shows just what happens when a strong, possessive man finds the woman of his dreams.

I’ll never forget the way she looked, so confident and sure of herself. I watched her from a distance. She wasn’t ready for me yet. I didn’t approach her and I didn’t disturb her, but I never once took my eyes off her.

Mallory Sullivan is ready to start her new life. After graduating at the top of her class, she’s landed one of the most coveted internships in the United States. Hard work and determination have gotten her to this moment of living the life she only dreamed of while growing up in foster care.

From the start, I knew that she would be my greatest achievement, so the day I let her go, I set down a path for her. A path to me.

She never expected Oz to be the greatest culmination of those dreams. But sometimes fate determines who you fall in love with. Who makes you lose control. Who owns your soul.

And then you realize it wasn’t fate at all…

I’ve wanted to care for and protect her since the first moment I saw her. I’ve constructed everything in our lives so that at the perfect moment, I could have her, could give her the life she deserves.

The time has come.”

Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.eu/3gENJZE
Amazon US link – http://a.co/7TMe5aw

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Review – The Red Scot (A Curvy Girls Club Novel, #1) by Twyla Turner

The Red Scot (A Curvy Girls Club Novel, #1)The Red Scot by Twyla Turner

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★Book Basics★

Genre: – Cont. Romance
Series: – 1st in the series
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? – Yes
Rating – 4 stars

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R2R – Falling Sweetly (Starling Falls #2) by Aidan Willows

Falling Sweetly (Starling Falls, #2)Falling Sweetly by Aidan Willows

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Copy received from author in exchange for an honest review

★Book Basics★

Genre: – Cont. Romance
Series: – 2nd in the series
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? – Yes
Rating – 5 stars

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R2R – Mowed: An Erotic BBW Comedy Romance by Grace Risata

Mowed: An Erotic BBW Comedy RomanceMowed: An Erotic BBW Comedy Romance by Grace Risata

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Copy received in exchange for an honest review

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★Book Basics★

Genre: – Contemporary Romance
Series: – Stand Alone
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author? – Yes
Rating – 3.5 stars.

★Review★

Have to be honest I did not really enjoy this as much as the other books i have read by this author. I much preferred the heroes in the other books I have read. The hero here, was a bit much, a bit too bitter, a bit too mean at times and a bit too obsessed with his apparently oversized dick!

However, I did enjoy it, but it just really had to be read with a huge pinch of salt. The way they decide to start on a relationship, the way they talk to each other, Jason being a bit of a huge man child, and the heroine just taking it really.

In all I have enjoyed my previous reads by this author so much more (maybe I just prefer grumpy stern heroes as opposed to bitter heroes), and while I did enjoy this it read a bit different to her previous work for me.

All in an enjoyable 3.5 stars for a book that does not take itself at all seriously, and neither should we as the reader, as that is not what it is. But for me, at times it verged a bit too close to the over the top.

Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2g3xTBa
Amazon US Link – http://a.co/8qavdpx

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