Review ~ King of Hearts by Kay David

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King of Hearts by Kay David

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC

Publication date: 11/25/2013

Series: Entangled Ignite

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I have not read the first one but felt like this could be used as a standalone novel. Secrets will never stay hidden is what I always believe. And in this story that is for sure. Kingson has many of these and when they are slowly starting to come back up, what is a man suppose to do to keep these buried. The author described Jessie Delacort as a bad-girl biker and let me tell you in my mind I would definitely have to say she is correct except with a more descriptive word that I can’t use on here. Love kills I would almost say and these two are definitely in for a ride of their life because with Kingson’s past and Jessie’s love they will have to battle the war that is coming towards them.

The author couldn’t have picked out two better characters than what they did for this book because I think these two balance each other out. While one wants to keep the other safe, the other wants to take the horns and run full speed ahead. I always love to see what authors do with uncover characters and to me the author did a great job with this book especially when they added the extra excitement in. Who wouldn’t want to take down the drug cartel? Lol

I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Review ~ Animal Instinct by Patricia Rosemoor

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Animal Instincts by Patricia Rosemoor

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC

Publication date: 11/25/2013

Series: Entangled Ignite

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First I would just like to say I love how the author has originality in the names she picked. Skye and Shade are siblings who each have the ability to comunicate with each other and animals. However, when Shade is murdered Skye starts to become led into a whole new world that she did not know existed and with the help of her brothers ghost will start to piece together where they came from. Skye quickly learns that not everything is as she as it seems when she starts investigating her brothers murder including the animal fights. Luc lives in two worlds and even though he favors his mothers world he still has to be a part of the Kindred world. So when he meets Skye, he quickly starts to realize that there is more than just physical attraction. Can there be such thing as Faith pulling these two together in this paranormal world?

Luc is very protective over his family especially his sister and mother, and now Skye. When a certain faith brings Nuala and Skye together they have to form a bond and succeed or possibly die as so many others have. Nobody is willing to admit to being in charge of these shifter fights so it is up to Skye and Luc to work together and find out why they are being held. You can tell that Skye and Luc have a bond but are not sure of how to handle it, or even why they are having these, especially since it is forbidden.

The author brings you strong characters that are full of life yet will keep you interested and wanting more. I would have to say it had a great run of suspense, romance, and definitely paranormal. I hope to see more books from some of the other characters that were mentioned. I would recomend this book and others by this author to my readers.

I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Saved By A Rake by Em Taylor

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Title – Saved by a Rake
Author – Em Taylor
Genre – Regency Romance (Historical)
Publication Date – November 22, 2013
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Cover Artist – Veronica Fernandez

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SYNOPSIS
When Lady Rebecca Eversley is left ravished by the Earl of Newthorpe and facing ruination, she has the choice to point her pretty little nose in the air and face the gossips of the Ton or scurry off to the country to live out her life as an old maid. When she meets Lord Daniel Ramsey, a notorious rake, she decides on the former course of action.

Daniel has been given an ultimatum, marry before his father dies or lose the majority of his inheritance money. Rebecca seems the perfect candidate, especially once rumours about her start to circulate in the drawing rooms of Mayfair.

When Newthorpe is found dead on the morning of their wedding, the people they care about find themselves suspects in the case. Who murdered Newthorpe and can Rebecca ever get over what he did to her?

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As his lips briefly touched hers, the carriage jolted, pushing him closer to her. He caught her around the waist to ensure she did not bounce off the seat, then, without thinking, covered her mouth with his.

He noted a moment’s hesitation from her before she moved her lips and reached up to tangle her gloved fingers in his curls. Tentatively she touched her tongue against his, causing him to stifle a groan. He had been without a woman for over a month and now his pretty little wife had her arms around him, kissing him as if she had done it a thousand times. She was a quick learner as she explored his mouth with her tongue, pressing herself closer to him.

Devil take it. He had been struggling all day to stop himself becoming aroused. Her wedding gown had been low cut and her stays showed her breasts off perfectly. He had been distracted throughout the service and the wedding breakfast as images of disrobing her later had flitted through his mind. He wanted to see those breasts again.

He unfastened the three buttons on her pelisse, peeling the material away to her side, then pulled out of the kiss and began to pepper light kisses along her jawline. God, he wanted her, and he was most definitely aroused now.

He kissed her neck and was about to place his hand over that beautiful inviting orb, when he sensed her tensing. He pulled away slowly, tugging the material of her pelisse back over her. When he looked into her eyes, they were bright with confusion, passion and fear, all clearly warring within her. He cursed himself for being too impatient. Then he cursed Newthorpe for what he had done and could not help thinking that death was too good for the blaggard.

“No. That’s the only word you ever have to say and I will stop,” he said simply.

“I am sorry, my lord. I just expected some time before… well I expected to wait until we were in the coaching inn tonight.”

“Yes, of course. It was very impatient of me. I beg your forgiveness.”

Rebecca nodded and looked out the window.

The streets of London rushed by as they headed for the Great North Road. He studied the view out of the other window, and they sat in silence for a long time. Eventually Rebecca spoke in a small voice which sounded as if she was on the verge of tears.

“I fear I will not make you a very good wife if a mere kiss frightens me.”

He turned and took her hand in his. He wanted her to be comfortable and not think he was going to pounce on her and ravish her at any given opportunity.

“I have no doubt that you will make a wonderful wife, Rebecca. You just need time and patience and I have an abundance of both.”

She turned large, tear-filled eyes towards him. “You should take a mistress as soon as we reach Scotland.”
He could not possibly have heard correctly. She was giving him permission to have a mistress? Surely not. But her mouth was set in a firm line as if she had made up her mind. A stab of hurt hit him. She thought of him as a rake who would be unfaithful.

He pursed his lips and considered her. What should he do? He wanted to rail at her and tell her he had no intention of being unfaithful. He had taken vows only a few hours previously and yet now she was giving him permission to break them. But maybe the idea of him having a mistress brought her comfort. She was clearly terrified of intimacy between a husband and wife.

“We shall discuss it once we reach Scotland, my lady. I have no wish to think beyond our present journey.”

“Do you not see that I can only ever tolerate the marriage bed for the sake of giving you an heir,” she wailed, pulling her hand away from his. “He ruined me in more ways than you can ever know.”

“You are only ruined if you allow him that power. A skilful lover could make you feel very different about certain aspects of a marriage.”

“Well, I have heard enough tales to know that you are a skilful lover, Lord Ramsey. But I think you should save it for your mistresses.” Her tone was almost venomous but he ignored it, knowing that it was fear that drove her.
She turned her head to look out of the window again. He was at a complete loss. She thought him almost as bad as Newthorpe. Well, not quite but she did not think he would be faithful. A long silence stretched out between them as he considered what to say to her. Her back was rigid, and she swiped at her cheek with one gloved hand.
“What he did to you…”

“What he did has destroyed me, and I am not sorry that he is dead. I wish I had been the one to kill him.”
“Please, Rebecca…”

She burst into tears and fished in her reticule for a handkerchief, he presumed. He held his out to her and with a large sob she accepted it. He untied her bonnet and threw it onto the seat opposite before gathering her in his arms.

She tried to move out of his grip but this time he held firm, knowing that she would accept his comfort, which she did, weeping as she buried her face in his coat.

As her sobs turned into sniffles, which turned into silence then light snuffles of sleep, he held her and wondered how he was going to help his beautiful young wife over her fear of physical love.

REVIEW BY SUE ELLEN:

I have to say reading Historical Romances has to be one of my favorite types of books. Not only is the cover gorgeous, but I have yet to find a book I did not enjoy in this genre. Whenever you know you’re reading a romance during this time frame you of course know the problems that arise in certain incidents that deal with the ton, rakes, and how reputation is everything to family. Lady Rebecca was being courted by the Earl of Newthorpe and when he invited her to see part of his house; she was in for a surprise at the cruelty that was going to be bestowed upon her by him. In his sick mind, he decided that since they were courting he could take ravishing pleasures with her and leave her in a ruination status. Of course during this time rumors flew always high and so her family wanted to go to the country so not to face embarrassment for the Lady Rebecca. However, this Lady is definitely no helpless women, she decides to take the ton by the horns and face everyone. The author portrays her as a strong character, yet with a scared portion around men, who could blame the poor girl. However, one of the most eligible bachelor and friend of her brother decides that he would like to marry her. Question here is will she give enough trust to another man after the cruel way she was treated? Daniel is very patient and you can tell wants to help heal her heart. Through the book as you read you’re able to see the struggle that these two have among each other. While one fights to trust, the other tries to be patient and give space and time. Definitely lots of sexual tension going on during this time frame. This was an enjoyable quick and easy read for those of us that love romance!

Author Interview – Girly Girl Book Reviews

 

1. Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?

Not really. I never really thoughht of writing as a job and I was told my imagination was to active… as if that’s a bad thing. I never really knew what i wanted to be until I tried writing fan fiction. Then I knew.

2. When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?

Probably when I first had a story published.

3. How long did it take to get your first book published?

I was lucky. The first story I submitted was accepted for publication. Though I have had rejections since.

4. Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?

I am a teacher in real life and that’s all I’m willing to say on the subject.

5. What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?

My latest book is called “Saved by a Rake.” Rebecca has been ravished and faces ruin until until a sexy rake marries her to ensure his inheritance.

6. Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?

This book has been self-published.

7. How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?

Two to three months depending on my editor’s schedule.

8. What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?

I want to write more regency rmances but I also have a series on space vampires started and a few contemporary ideas.

9. What genre would you place your books into?

Historical regency romance

10. What made you decide to write that genre of book?

I love the era. It’s so decadent and while outwardly they were all prim and proper, inwardly there was a lot of lustiness and desire.

11. Do you have a favorite character from your books? And why are they your favorite?

I always love my heroes. They tend to be more beta males than alpha males because that would be the kind of man I would prefer.

12. How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?

I started writing fan fiction at the beginning of 2011. Friends who loved fan fiction encouraged me to give it a try.

13. Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?

The title usually comes to me while I am writing the first few chapters of a book.

14. How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?

I tend to use internet name generators. I just generate names until I find one I like.

15. Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?

I’m a real pantser so I tend to decide on them as I go along

16. Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of “The moral of this story is..”)

No, though I do tend to try to deal with serious issues and try not to skip over them. I hope I have done jusstice to Rebecca’s ordeal in Saved by a Rake.

17. Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?

Being a mutitasker, I’ve become a fan of books (I can eat while reading) and audiobooks (I usually drive with them playing).

18. What is your favorite book and Why?  Have you read it more than once?

Usually the one i am currently reading or the last one I read, with a few exceptions.

19. Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favorite/worst book to movie transfer?

I think it depends what you want out of the movie. I just watched the BBC adaption of Sense and Sensibility and thoroughly enjoyed it. Most movies have to cut out bits of the story to make it fit the time on screen.

20. Your favorite food is? pepperoni pizza

21. Your favorite singer/group is? Donnie Munro (A Scottish singer who used to be the lead singer of the band Runrig.)

22. Your favorite color is? Purple

23. Your favorite Author is? Depends on my mood.

 AUTHOR BIO:

Em was born and brought up in the Central Belt of Scotland and still lives there. She was told as a child she had an over active imagination—as if that is a bad thing. She’s traded her dreams of owning her own island, just like George in the Famous Five to hoping to meet her own Mr Darcy one day. But her imagination remains the same.

Unfortunately, Em was put off reading and writing by school and although she rediscovered her love of reading many years ago, she only tried her hand at writing again in 2011. After a year of writing fan fiction, she wrote an original short story for an anthology. This was followed up with two more shorts and 4 novella length books, all published under a pen name. Having fallen in love with a new sub-genre, courtesy of books by Mary Balogh and Lynsay Sands, she decided to try her hand at her new favourite genre for reading—regency.

Having bitten the bullet, she feels she has found her home in the 19th century, and it does give her an excuse to watch Colin Firth in a pair of buff breeches and riding books ad infinitum.

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Blog Tour & Givraway ~Finding the Right Girl by Violet Duke

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Finding the Right Girl (A Nice GUY to Love spin-off)
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From the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author who brought you the Nice Girl to Love trilogy, comes a Nice GUY to Love spin-off…

Brian Sullivan has been in love twice in his lifetime. He lost his first love to early-onset Huntington’s, and he lost the other more recently…to his brother. And somehow, his heart has managed to heal itself after both. Amazingly, without therapy. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t gotten more wary along the way, however. In fact, he’s been thinking lately that maybe his brother’s now retired nothing-but-flings rule isn’t such a bad idea. Unfortunately, being the nice guy poster boy and all, Brian isn’t exactly versed in the fine art of flings. So he looks to the outrageously ‘unique,’ provokingly button-pushing Tessa Daniels for a crash course.

There’s absolutely no way he’s falling in love with this one…right?Denim and a sixpack

Tessa has no idea what she was thinking telling Brian that she was some sort of fling expert. She’s never been flung before and she sure as heck doesn’t know where or how to begin flinging a guy like Brian. It was a temporary lapse in sanity, really—no doubt because of the can’t-help-but-fall-for-him brain fuzz that hits her whenever he’s around. Not only does the man have her being more herself than she’s ever been in her life, but he’s the only person she knows who seems to have as many demons and skeletons in the closet as she does. What’s more, he’s got her thinking of the one thing she stopped letting herself even hope for years ago.

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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education who is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance novels. When she’s not arguing with her story characters or feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, she enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools while trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first and cooking ‘special edition’ dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. Violet lives in Hawai’i with her two cute kids and similarly adorable husband.

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EXCERPT

“Babe we can’t,” he somehow managed to punch out. Voice gravelly, he drew his hands back to safer territory and said roughly, “You’re hurting and your emotions have gone through the wringer tonight. I can’t take advantage of you like that.”
And yet still, he couldn’t bear to let her go completely.
“Then don’t,” she replied simply, arms twining around his shoulders. “Let me take advantage of you.”
Jerking back to put some head-clearing distance between them was about as painful as ripping off his own skin.
“Sweetheart, why don’t we just hang out tonight? We can sit and talk more about those dickheads we ran into tonight if it’ll help, or we could just watch a movie…anything you want to do.”
He quickly snatched her wandering hands as they traveled down his lats and started tugging at the hem of his t-shirt. “Anything except that,” he groaned. “Work with me here, woman.” Raggedly, he put his forehead against hers and counted to ten to try and find the tattered remains of his restraint.
The thought almost made him laugh. Who was he kidding? He had no restraint when it came to Tessa. By the fifth second, his lips had already found their way back to hers.
And goddammit if her whole body didn’t just tremble right there in his arms.
She was just so mind-wreckingly responsive. As usual, without even trying, she was driving him batshit crazy.
Tapping into a reserve even he didn’t know he had, he broke off the kiss and took another step away from her.
Then he watched in sad disbelief as her expression became completely shuttered a half an instant later—closing him out behind the walls of a now ten-story castle and a moat filled with fire-breathing piranhas.
The lightning quick response time of her defenses was a punch to his gut, a tragic reminder of how much she’d been through, how hard she’d had to fight to not let it all destroy her.
“Look Brian, if you don’t want to, you can just tell me you know. I just thought we had something and we could have a great night exploring it. But hey, I’m a big girl; you don’t have to make excuses to let me down easy…”
He gave her a look that said he wondered about her IQ before grabbing her hand and dragging it over the zipper of his jeans. “Does that feel like I don’t want to?”
Her eyes widened, and her grip closed tight around him.
Bourbon soaked shards of glass went hissing down his throat. “For chrissakes, stop.” The blood supply in his brain was dipping down to a dangerous low.
And the damn temptress was clearly all torn up about it. He glared at the smile she was biting back. “I’m glad you find this so amusing.”
“It’s not amusement, it’s relief. Here I was thinking it was just me getting affected with my perpetually wet panties around you and all.”
A seriously pained groan escaped him then. “To preserve my sanity—and your panties—don’t use the word wet in any more sentences tonight.”
She sighed. “I really don’t know why you’re making such a big deal out of this. It’s just sex. I’m not looking for anything serious. You heard Gavin earlier this evening. Being the ‘good girl’ was never exactly my thing.” She brushed up against the hardening ridge tenting his jeans to drive home her point.
With a muttered curse, he clamped one arm around her waist and tangled his free hand in her hair. “Sweetheart, this thing between us is a big deal,” he said roughly, tugging gently on her hair and nearly losing it when she arched her back in response. Her fitted tee was so paper-frickin’-thin. One sharp yank was all it’d take to rip it right down the middle.
Jesus Christ, he needed to find some control.
“Whether this thing between us lasts one night or ten, when, and yes I said when we have sex, I’ll make damn sure that every single second of it seeps into your bones, burns into your memory, and turns into a relentless craving that makes you forget all the assholes from your past.” He ran his lips along the thrumming pulse at her throat.
“And if I’m really lucky, it’ll also help ruin you for all other men completely.”

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Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Alluring Turmoil by Skye Turner

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ALLURING TURMOIL by SKYE TURNER

(Book One in the Bayou Stix Series)

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Synopsis

Alexia Sloane is the twenty-six year old owner of the highly successful Louisiana coffee shop/bakery, Java and Sweeties. The past couple of years have been all she’s dreamed of and her business takes all of her focus, all of her heart. 

Jude Delecroix is the lead singer of one of the most famous rock bands in the country, Bayou Stix, and the man who broke Lexi’s heart.

Lexi and Jude have a past.

When Jude comes back to town eight years after leaving to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a famous musician and comes face to face with Lexi, forces collide, old hurts are brought to the surface, and life as these two have been living it will never be the same.

There are two sides to every story, and what happens when the things you believed to be concrete suddenly crumble like ash and fade away?

What happens when two people afraid to face the past, become involved in the present? Can they hope for a future?

Welcome to Louisiana where humidity and passion are high and things are not always what they seem.

***Contains graphic sex and language. Not for young readers.***

 
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Review

I enjoy reading new work by authors, so when I get a chance to review new authors I love to take the chance. I love the layout and the coloring of the cover for Alluring Turmoil because it gives you a peak of what you will experience when you read this book. When both main characters follow their dreams after a bad break-up, and come face to face after a long time what do you think happens? That’s right old feelings of hurt are brought up! Will Alexia and Jude overcome their past and hope for a future together or will their hurt be to much to bear for them?

The author took this book and created a book of awesomeness! I loved how she created the storyline. Throughout everything you can feel the pains and possible misunderstanding as if you were there in the book. She gives you plenty of back story of what is going on so your not in the dark but at the same time not to many details to bore you either. The sex scenes in this book were hot and detailed which I enjoy reading.

This book was a complete package in itself I truly enjoyed reading it and hope to read the next book in this series. If I did not know that this was a debut novel I would never have known, the author did an amazing job of delivering this book!!! I recommend it!

Excerpt

With a soft, tortured groan, his gaze leaves my eyes and moves to my mouth. I lick my lips in anticipation and watch him take a shaky breath. When he breathes, it presses him more deeply against me and it’s as if a switch is flipped. We reach for each other at the same time. Grabbing his neck, I pull his head down, knocking his cap and sunglasses to the floor, as he grabs my waist and lifts me up. Our lips find each other and it’s as if a bomb goes off.  His tongue sweeps past my lips, and our tongues war with each other as our teeth clash. There is no gentleness here. It’s as if we want to consume each other. His hands roam my ass, squeezing my cheeks, and my legs lock around his waist, keeping his rigid length exactly where I want it. He throws his arm back and clears the counter behind me and lays me back, before he settles firmly between my thighs.


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About the Author

Skye Turner is an avid reader and an editor turned writer.
She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University where she majored in Mass Communications, centering her studies in Journalism. Unfortunately life intervened and she made the choice to leave her studies.
She lives in small town Louisiana with her husband, 2 children, and 4 fur babies.
When she’s not chained to her laptop pounding out sexy stories she can usually be found playing Supermom, reading, gardening (playing in the dirt), listening to music and dancing like a fool, or catching up on her family oriented blog

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Blog Tour & Giveaway~ Billionaire Banker by Georgia Le Carre

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Title:  The Billionaire Banker

Author: Georgia Le Carre  

Published:  October 1st, 2013

Word Count: 55,000

Genre:  Erotic Romance

Content Warning:  Explicit Adult Content

Restricted Age:  18+

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When Lana Bloom learns the devastating news that her mother is dying, she is faced with a terrible dilemma.  The one thing that can save her is the one thing she does not have.  For young and innocent Lana, the unthinkable becomes her only choice. But when she walks through the door of that exclusive restaurant she has no idea of the seismic shift her life is about to take, for the highest bidder will not be the rich man she has accompanied.  Fate drops her at the feet of the deeply mysterious and dazzlingly gorgeous American banker, Blake Law Barrington.  Throbbing with raw masculinity and arrogance, this is a man who owns all that he pursues. And now he wants her. Lana cannot deny she is both intrigued and intoxicated by the world Blake inhabits and the smouldering passion he stirs in her body, but she is also fearful for this man is addictive, and right now she is very vulnerable.  She knows she should focus only on the arrangement, but how can she…when he has opened a door that cannot be closed?  

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Lana closes her eyes.  She has drunk too much champagne.  The whole situation has become farcical and impossible for her to deal with in her present condition.  She feels the sting of defeat in her bones.  ‘What do you want from me?’ He leaves the door and walks towards her.  Again that sensation that he is predatory animal.  ‘Well for a start…’  He reaches her and suddenly jerks her towards him.  She falls forward and is pitched against his hard body.  Shocked she is filled with the scent that Rupert called old money and establishment.  Difficult to define, but it reminds her of rosemary, not because of its smell, but because it is so clear and distinct.  Nothing wishy-washy about it.   Everything takes on an unreal appearance.  The fabulously wealthy interior.  The man outside that door that wants to rape her for money.  The frighteningly remote man in front of her that brings into her body sensations she has never experienced
before.  A pulse at the base of his throat is throbbing.  She watches it curiously.  She has never seen it in a man before.  And then an arm comes around her, a fistful of hair close to her nape is grasped and tugged so her face is tilted up towards him.  ‘This,’ he says and his mouth swoops down to possess hers.  His breath smells like brandy or whiskey.  Wicked, anyway.

 

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This story had me curious at the title and description of the book. I love reading about billionaires and romance so this is a plus where my opinion counts. What will you do to save the one person whom you love most in the world like your mother or father. The story-line starts off with Lana who is trying to find a way to help her mom who is  deathly illness and her chances of surviving longer than a few months are slim. So when Lana hears that her boss has a history of paying for extra services outside of work, she takes a chance. Only she doesn’t expect to meet a dark and mysterious handsome stranger who will pay double to get what he wants. She immediately learns the difference between the life she was living and the life of what it means to be someone’s mistress who is a Billionaire.  Will she be able to hold onto the professional level or will her heart be lost?

This book did not leave my fingers until I finished reading it. I loved it and didn’t want to put it down. The way that the author described the different parts and also characters makes you seem like your right there besides the story. The author has an amazing writing style that is unique to her, she not only tells you about the main characters but she also leaves room for other characters of the book which brings more pleasure into reading this. The story also explains on how these families became rich and remained this way. Even though you do get details the author gives you enough details so you understand enough about the book and the way their society work but not too much to bore you.

However, when I was at the end I felt at a love hate relationship because now I have to wait for the second book to come out. This is one Cliffhanger you will want and is worth waiting for, some authors cuts the story off at a bad part; however with the Billionaire’s Banker the way she left you hanging is a perfect ending to the first book. It gives you just enough where it has  you on the edge of the chair status and then you fall because you see it is at the last page for right now. 🙂 I hope to see more books form this author in the future~Loved Loved Loved it!!!

Interview with the Author

1. Did you always want to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?

No, I didn’t always want to be a writer.  When I was very, very young I wanted to be a glamorous airhostess and fly all over the world and when I was older I wanted to be a businesswoman!  But I’ve always loved books so the next logical step must surely be writing and here we are.

2. When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?

When I started waking up late and not having to go to a proper job, I guess.  

3. How long did it take to get your book published?

Surprisingly fast.  That’s the magic of publishing on Amazon.  Press the publish button and the book is live!  

4. Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?

No, but my dog thinks differently.  He thinks I’m his slave  

5. What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?

The Billionaire Banker in less than 20 words?  Here have a picture of the very gorgeous Blake Law Barrington instead – worth a thousand words.    

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6. As a self-publisher, do you have any plans to submit to a publish company?It is my understanding  some authors prefer to stay as a self publish author because of flexibility.

No, no plans currently.  

7. How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?

If I was writing a book that was research rich then I guess it would take a long time.  The Billionaire Banker took about 3 months.  

8. What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?

For the moment I’m lovin’ this genre so I’m sticking to it.  

9. What made you decide to write that genre of book?

Romance is fun to read and write.

10. Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? (ex. write better at nights, with music, etc)

No, I put off writing for as long as I can.  Eventually when I can no longer justify my lazy day I get down to some work.

11. Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title? How do come up with the titles?

I start off with a working title but that rarely survives to the end.  The Billionaire Banker started its life as Until You Came.    

12. Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books?

Maybe… but you have to have the eyes to see it.  

13. Your favorite food is?

Grilled cheese on toast.  

14. Your favorite singer/group is?

Moby.  

15. Your favorite Author is?

At the top of the list?  Easily, Cormac McCarthy  

16. When you aren’t writing what do you do to relax and have fun?

I like walking.  I’ll happily walk for miles.  

Thank you for taking the time on answering these.

No, thank you for having me on your lovely blog.  The pleasure has been all mine.

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About the Author: Georgia Le Carre lives in England, in an old 19th century romantic cottage surrounded by a magical garden filled with fruit and walnut trees.   When she is not feeding words into her laptop, she is either curled up in bed with a box of chocolates and a good read, or lost in a long walk in the woods. Especially on moonlit nights.  And often with the man of her dreams.  

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Release Day Blitz & Giveaway~Away by B.A. Wolfe

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Title: Away

Author: B.A. Wolfe

Release Date: November 20, 2013

Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Away_ebook_amazon_smashwords_goodreads

SYNOPSIS:

What good is running AWAY when you only end up lost?

Cassandra Pierce had her whole “perfect” life planned out by her parents. One night of pure weakness and lust has her running away from it all and seeking refuge in Alamosa with her best friend. But it seems life has other plans for her when she finds herself lost in the small town of Keaton.

Jason Bradley is a charming country guy. He lives a simple life that’s nothing like what Cassandra is used to. A single moment in life changed everything he thought he once knew, leaving him with a broken heart and an unplanned future.

What happens in Keaton is nothing Cassandra or her heart could have ever prepared for. The instant connection she shares with Jason is no secret, but what they’re keeping hidden from one another is. Will these two be able to find a way to trust each other or will their secrets tear them apart?

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EXCERPT:

Not a word was said as we headed in a direction we had yet to go in this town. I kept my eyes in front of me and Jason did the same. It was awkward and it was killing me, but I was hurt. He lied to me. He knew what was going on the whole time and made me believe I was hiding it from him. I wiped the tears that were slipping out in a continuous flow now as I thought of how he had to feel about me now, pregnant, lost, and apparently not as good of a liar as I once believed.

“You probably think I’m a terrible person and I’m sorry I lied to you, but I was afraid. I was terrified of what you would think of me once you found out. I was scared of losing you and your friendship that I’ve grown to enjoy too much,” I said quietly as I closed my eyes, wondering if he even heard me.

“Look, I’m not going anywhere, you have to believe me. I want to help you; you don’t have to go through this alone. I know you have your friend, but you have me too.”

I looked over at him, his eyes still shying away from mine. “You should have told me you knew Jason. You shouldn’t have let me continue to hide everything if you knew.”

“It wasn’t my place to say, Cassie. You needed to tell me, but then tonight, seeing Jeff and his damn hands, I couldn’t take it anymore,” he said, his hands slamming down on his steering wheel. “I knew you would want answers so I just had to come clean. Listen, I’m not proud of what I did, but I’ll be damned if I let someone put their hands on you.”

“Where are you taking us?” I asked lost, hurt, and scared. I didn’t want to hear about his feelings, how he didn’t want someone else to touch me, yet he wouldn’t. I just wanted to run, go back to his house, and cry into my pillow.

“You’ll see,” he said quietly.

Before I knew it, we had arrived at what looked like a farm. I could only guess it was theirs. “Your farm?” I asked as he parked in front of a huge wheat field.

“Yeah,” he said, finally looking at me. “It’s the only place far enough from the town that you actually feel far away from the world, I like it here.” He grabbed a blanket from the truck, the same blue quilt from his room as he stepped out. I did the same and followed him to the back, watching as he quickly spread the blanket across the bed of the truck before hopping down.

“Give me your hand,” he said, reaching his out for mine. “Let’s take a walk and talk first.” I placed my shaking hand into his. We started walking into the field, the wheat stalks tickling the bare skin in between the boots and my dress.

I followed him, our hands intertwined, as we got further into the field. It didn’t take long for the nerves to take over my whole body. I stopped and let go of his hand. I couldn’t take the silence anymore. “Jason, my heart is racing. I am so nervous right now. I just… I need to tell you what happened, I need you to know the whole story,” I told him.

“I want to know what happened, Cassie, but only if you’re okay with telling me,” he said, his body facing mine.

I wasn’t okay with confessing it, but he had to know. I just feared for what was to come after he heard it. I knew he wouldn’t be so inclined to help me anymore. He would think horrible things about me; I knew this, because I thought them myself.

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AUTHOR BIO:

B.A. Wolfe is a girl with a passion for reading and writing, and lives in the good ol’ state of Colorado with her husband (her biggest cheerleader), and her two crazy min pin fur babies. These days, her life is anything but calm, and there isn’t one thing she’d want to change. B.A. spends all her free time either furiously typing stories on her laptop or happily reading through her endless TBR on her Kindle. Her list of favorites would be long enough to fill a book, but most would likely fall under the romance category. She is a sucker for a good love story that makes her cry, and an amazing book boyfriend who will melt her heart. ‘Away’ is B.A. Wolfe’s debut novel.

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