Friday, 2 December 2016

Apologies

Apologies to any PR companies or authors that I was due to post for this week. Unfortunately I've been very unwell and I've had a couple of nasty falls. I hope to be feeling better soon and I will try to catch up with everything as soon as possible. I haven't been able to even look at my emails for several days, but I'll try to get back to everyone as soon as I can.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Julie

Friday, 25 November 2016

Release blitz - The Marked Box Set by Elena M Reyes


Title: The Marked Box Set
Author: Elena M Reyes
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: November 25
Add to your TBR: http://bit.ly/2gkd4Ou

Synopsis

This bundle includes all four books in the Marked Series and three never before seen outtakes. Discover all over again why so many are head over panties in love with Talan.
Bonus:
Cox's Sh*t List.
Lance Kisses Ass.
Simon Has A Question To Ask.
Marking Her (Marked #1 Series) 
Talan Cox wants to mark Maya--with more than his ink. The owner of a prominent tattoo shop, he's used to being hit on by easy women. Though "easy" is not a word associated with Maya when she comes in to support her friend. Flirtation ensues, but what will it take to break the painted man?
Marking Him (Marked #2 Series) 
The day Maya Owens walked into his tattoo shop, everything Talan knew changed.
After officially starting a relationship, he is now having trouble managing Maya--a woman who consumes every part of his being and owns his heart. His need to control her and everything around her drives Maya insane, but he has good reason. After all, Janice is still lurking around and she has a vendetta against his Bitty.
Scars (#2.5 Marked Series) 
Abandoned.
Thrown away.
Invisible.
Every single one of those could be used to describe me. They can tell you my story--my sad past--without a single syllable passing through my lips.
I hate them--those who lied to me. They claimed to love me, but in reality they used me when convenient. My parents. Sister. And now Talan. Loving them has left me empty.
Marked (Marked #3 Series) 
"With everything I am. I'll always be by your side."
It was his truth.
A vow Talan made to the woman who owned him. Because that is what Maya did to him; she held his entire life in her hands. He lived for her smile...her happiness, and now someone has dimmed that light in her eyes with their malice.
How does a man so completely in love with his female react to seeing her in a hospital bed and broken?
He fights. Goes against all logic and seeks vengeance.

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About the Author


Elena M. Reyes was born and raised in Miami Florida. She is the epitome of a Floridian and if she could live in her beloved flip-flops, she would.
As a small child, she was always intrigued with all forms of art—whether it was dancing to island rhythms, or painting with any medium she could get her hands on. Her first taste of writing came to her during her fifth grade year when her class was prompted to participate in the D. A. R. E. Program and write an essay on what they’d learned.
Her passion for reading over the years has amassed her with hours of pleasure. It wasn't until she stumbled upon fanfiction that her thirst to write overtook her world. She now resides in Central Florida with her husband and son, spending all her down time letting her creativity flow and letting her characters grow.


Monday, 21 November 2016

Release blitz & 4* review - Snowed In With The Boss by Lili Valente




Title: Snowed in With The Boss
Author: Lili Valente
Genre: Contemporary Erotic with a smidge of BDSM
Release Date: November 21, 2016



Blurb

“Bend over and lift your skirt. I’m going to show you what it’s like to spend Christmas on the naughty list…”

Let’s get one thing straight—I’m not your usual bad boy billionaire. I’m actually a nice guy. A very nice guy who also enjoys turning a woman over my knee and spanking her ass until she begs for mercy—AKA a good, hard, hold-her-down-and-teach-her-who’s-boss f*ck.

I’m a gentleman in the boardroom and a Dominant in the bedroom. I’ve also been secretly in love with my sweet, sexy, too-innocent-for-her-own-good executive assistant, Jane, for the better part of two years.

But like I said, I’m a gentleman. Any woman on my staff is strictly off limits.

Until the night I’m snowed in at the office with Jane…

The same night I discover she’s a submissive looking for a teacher…

The night I decide to make her mine…

“Are you ready to be possessed? If so, get on your knees, beautiful. The game is about to begin. Tonight, you’re mine.”

WARNING: This red hot holiday read contains spanking, dirty talk, and a Dominant alpha male who will melt your panties off—he doesn’t care how cold it is outside. Hotness level—five hot toddies, four roaring fires, three turtleneck sweaters, two chestnuts roasting, and a spanking with a switch from that old pear tree.







Purchase Links

AMAZON US / UK






Excerpt

He stops in front of his desk, his hands skimming down my shoulder blades and the valley of my spine to wrap lightly around my waist. “So bend over and put your palms flat on the desk, Jane. We’ll start with ten. Next time it will be twenty.”

“Ten what, sir?” My nerve endings sizzle as I place my hands where he’s indicated, my sex throbbing as my hips tilt back and my ass juts out into the air behind me.

But he doesn’t answer; he simply draws back a hand and slaps my ass cheek right below my panty line.

I cry out, a surprised, turned on, “Oh yes, please,” sound that becomes a gasp as Ten spanks me a second time and a third. By the fourth, I’m arching my back, silently begging for him to give it to me harder, faster.

And like he’s read my mind, he does.

Ten slaps me so hard my thighs ripple, and I feel the sting of the spanking all the way up my spine. And it is good, so terribly, wonderfully good, that I realize it’s going to be harder to be an obedient submissive than I’ve thought.

Until right now, I had no idea how good it could feel to be bad.

But if this is what it’s like to spend Christmas on the naughty list, then Santa can write my name on that sucker in permanent ink.




Review 
Snowed In With The Boss is a fun, entertaining Christmas novella that somehow manages to be both sweet and sinfully sexy at the time. It may be snowing outside, but it's definitely not cold inside the office when this couple are stuck at work! With some sexy spanking and light BDSM this book is hot, hot, hot!

It's only a quick read, but it's a fun way to spend an evening when it's cold and miserable outside. I liked both characters, especially the hero - sexy, dominant, protective and kind, he ticked all the boxes. This is a fun, easy to read book that receives four out of five stars.


I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.


Author Bio

U.S.A. Today Bestselling author Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale.

These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.

Lili loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her via email at lili.valente.romance@gmail.com or like her page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLiliValente

You can also visit her website: www.lilivalente.com



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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Promo - Dirty Sexy Sinner by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde

Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde
Dirty Sexy Sinner
Dirty Sexy Series Book Four
Release Date: November 8, 2016


Blurb: 

DIRTY SEXY SINNER . . . The surprise fourth book in the DIRTY SEXY SERIES! 
All books in the DIRTY SEXY Series are stand-alone novels! 

New York Times bestselling authors Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde bring you a dirty, sexy, smoking hot SERIES featuring four bad boy heroes who are bonded by shocking secrets and their damaged past. Sinful, addicting, and unapologetically alpha, these men are every woman’s erotic daydream ... And your ultimate dirty fantasy. 

ALL BOOKS IN THE DIRTY SEXY SERIES can be read on its own, or as a companion to the other book in the series: 
Dirty Sexy Saint (Clay) 
Dirty Sexy Inked (Mason) 
Dirty Sexy Cuffed (Levi) 
Dirty Sexy Sinner (Jackson)

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30252512-dirty-sexy-sinner

Buy links:

Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2azYaSf
B&N Nook: http://bit.ly/2acYYv2
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2az8EUW
iBooks: http://apple.co/2aMhWt3
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2ajzzPX


About the Author:


***About Carly Phillips*** 
Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels featuring hot men, strong women and the emotionally compelling stories her readers have come to expect and love. Carly is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs (two wheaten terriers and one mutant Havanese) who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at www.carlyphillips.com. 

Website: http://www.carlyphillips.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10000.Carly_Phillips
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Carly-Phillips/e/B001I9W0MS
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarlyPhillipsFanPage
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlyphillips

***About Erika Wilde*** 
Erika Wilde is the author of the sexy Marriage Diaries series and The Players Club series. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters, and when she's not writing you can find her exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. For more information on her upcoming releases, please visit website at www.erikawilde.com.

Website: http://www.erikawilde.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5357264.Erika_Wilde
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Erika-Wilde/e/B00CVE4WSO
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ErikaWildeAuthorFanPage
Twitter: https://twitter.com/erikawilde1

Friday, 18 November 2016

Blog tour & 4* review - To The Edge by Anna Del Mar


Blurb 

To learn about kink, she had to learn the ropes. Yet she never expected to be so compromised she'd need rescuing. And by him. The first man she'd ever loved. The former navy SEAL who'd broken her heart.

Clara's gone wild.
Naked. Cuffed. Caged. Is this the sweet senator's daughter I left behind?
I didn't know it was her when I rushed into that room filled with flames, but I'll never let her go again.
She's proposed a unique way to thank me. It could bring us both to the edge of ecstasy—or to the point of no return.
Clara wants to submit. To me. Totally. Damn any limits. The very thought of it has brought me back from the dead.
But a stranger is watching from the shadows. He's made us his fantasy. And he plays rougher than I do. Where he's taking us now is somewhere so dark, and so dangerous, that this time it could be inescapable.


Review 

To The Edge is an exciting, suspenseful book that kept me on the edge of my seat.  I usually love second chance romances and this is no exception. Anna Del Mar has created fabulous characters and given them an exciting story that I really enjoyed. It's a passionate, steamy book with some great BDSM scenes - it will set your kindle on fire!

I absolutely loved the heroine Clara, I can imagine being friends with her in real life. Ex SEAL Noah makes a brilliant hero too - strong, dominant, protective and oh so sexy. They had great chemistry together, they were red hot! The storyline was strong, well paced and interesting - I was hooked from the first page. This is the first book that I've read by this author, but I'll definitely be reading more. Four stars.


I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.

About Anna Del Mar

Amazon bestselling author Anna del Mar writes hot, smart romances that soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and satisfy the heart. Her stories are about strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass, military heroes who fight with all they’ve got to protect the women they love.
She’s the author of The Asset, The Stranger, At the Brink and her newest, To the Edge. Anna enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and the sea. Writing is her addiction, her drug of choice, and what she wants to do all the time. The extraordinary men and women she met during her years as a Navy wife inspire the fabulous heroes and heroines at the center of her stories. When she stays put—which doesn’t happen very often—she lives in Florida with her indulgent husband and two very opinionated cats. www.annadelmar.com.
Find Anna online:  Website |  Facebook | Twitter
Giveaway 
Thanks to the team at Harlequin and Carina Press, one lucky winner will receive the following:

  • $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • Copy of To The Edge

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Release blitz & 5* review - Surrender To Me by Claire Thompson

           
             
Surrender to Me
By Claire Thompson

Let the erotic pain lift you into its arms. Surrender to it. Surrender to me.

Rylee Miller, independent, strong and in control, seeks intensity of experience in all things. She craves hardcore sadomasochism and believes erotic suffering is just another challenge to be overcome. 

Taggart Fitzgerald, aka Leather Master, is a world-class whip and leather-gear craftsman. A highly skilled and sexy Dom, he’s also a brooding, intense and self-contained man. He takes what he wants from women, keeping his heart firmly out of the equation.
When they meet on a video shoot for BDSMConnections, their intense, visceral connection stuns them both. The Leather Master is intrigued by Rylee’s staunch assertion she’s not a submissive. Is she lying to him—or just to herself?  Or maybe she has never learned to truly surrender. 

 With Taggart’s dominant, sadistic side and Rylee’s sensual, masochist mindset, they should be the perfect pair. But accepting her true nature may not be easy when the Dom she’s falling for is a man so damaged by a past filled with pain that he’s unable to trust in love. Or maybe it’s that he has never learned to surrender to his heart.

Editor’s Note: Surrender to Me, Book Two of BDSM Connections, is a full-length, stand-alone story. The series may be read in any order.
           
             
Excerpt: 

The first stroke landed on her ass. Unlike the sensual flogging, the whip cut across her skin like a blade, leaving a line of fire in its wake.
Rylee hissed her pain. She still managed to keep the chain between her teeth, and saliva drooled down her chin. Her heart was pounding so loudly she was sure Taggart could hear it. 
The whip snaked out once more, its tail curling cruelly over both ass cheeks so that the tip bit into the thin skin stretched over her hipbone.
Despite her best intentions, Rylee’s mouth opened of its own accord, and she screamed, the chain falling away.
Taggart appeared in front of her. “Focus, R. You can do better.
Tears blurring her eyes, Rylee nodded. 
He lifted the chain that hung between her now completely numb nipples and touched her lips with it. 
Rylee forced herself to open her mouth. Taggart pushed the chain onto her tongue, and Rylee closed her teeth over the wet, metal links. 
She tried to keep her eyes on the image of his face in the mirror as the whip licked over her ass and the backs of her thighs. 
It hurts. It hurts. It hurts. It hurts.
Why had she thought she wanted this? How could she possibly endure any more?
Even as these rebellious thoughts crashed into her brain, she became aware of the deep, urgent tug of pure, raw desire deep in her sex.
More, more, more.
As her skin adjusted to the fiery onslaught of the whip, she became calmer. She hadn’t realized she’d risen on her toes, but she now made a conscious effort to lower her feet until they were once more flat on the ground. 
Behind her, Taggart nodded approvingly, sending a rush of warmth through her soul.
He put down the whip and picked up the leather paddle. Though Rylee knew from experience a paddle could pack a serious wallop, she was at the point where, in spite of her fear, or perhaps partially because of it, she was primed and ready to receive its leather slap.
Or so she had thought.
The first strike covered the entire surface area of her ass in one savage blow. Pain exploded like stars, knocking the breath from her lungs and the chain from her mouth
He struck again, the force of the thrust pushing her body forward as her heart crashed into her ribs.
She screamed.
Again and again the paddle pounded against her flesh, reverberating in her bones. 
She could hear herself whimpering and knew she was dancing and twisting on her toes, but was completely powerless to control herself. Yet, no matter how much she flailed and cried, she couldn’t escape the relentless pounding of the all-encompassing paddle.
Above the thumping crash of her heart, she heard Taggart’s deep, gravelly voice. “Let go. Let the pain flow through you. Let it lift you into its arms. Do it for me, R. Surrender to me.
His words penetrated her trembling panic like a flame shining into the darkness. 
All at once, she was enveloped in a velvety, encompassing warmth. 
Her body stilled, her feet lowering of their own accord to the floor, her clenched fists unfurling above her bound wrists. Her head was heavy, too heavy to support and she let it fall back, her lips parting, her eyes closing.
Yes, Taggart breathed behind her. Thats it, R. Youre almost there.
The paddle nearly lifted her from the ground with its force, but the pain had gone. Or not gone precisely, but transformed into something loftier and more rarefied than simple erotic pain.
Rylee felt at once heavy and light. Her feet were planted firmly on the ground, her muscles no longer twitching, her heart beating in a slow, steady rhythm like the pounding of the funeral drum. At the same time, she was as light as air, as if her spirit were hovering above her body. It was a lightness of being, of freedom so absolute she thought she might float away altogether, were it not for the rope and Taggarts deep, steady voice keeping her tethered to reality.
Yes,” he urgedThats it. Youre there. I can feel it too. Im with you. Dont be afraid to let go. Ill keep you safe.
She became aware the paddling had stopped, but her spirit continued to soar on wings of pure and utter peace.
Taggart’s arms encircled her from behind. He touched the clamps that still held her numb nipples tight in their grip. 
Stay where you are. Dont let this distract you.
Two small explosions of pain at her nipples nearly jerked her from the heavens, but Taggarts hands immediately covered and cupped her breasts, his lips brushing the side of her neck in a sweet, caressing kiss, and the pain ebbed away like a half-forgotten dream.

Review 



Wow! I am totally in love with this book - it is so freakin' hot!  The BDSM scenes are intense, believable, well written - and very steamy. There is a lot more to this book than just sex though - it has a sweet romantic storyline, lots of humour, plenty of emotion and fabulous characters.  I think this is the third book that I've read by this author now, and although I really enjoyed the other two books, this one is by far my favourite - it's fabulous!

Rylee is a strong, independent woman with a heavy masochistic streak. She craves the pain a Dom can give her - but she is definitely not submissive. But when she meets Taggart (aka The Leather Master) she begins to crave his control and he sets out to show her that there is a submissive hiding behind the walls she's put up to protect himself. Rylee starts to fall for Taggart, but he has a painful past and doesn't believe in love. Is Rylee's heart going to get broken?

Both Rylee and Taggart were great characters, I instantly liked both of them and felt connected to them. Both of them were very well drawn with lots of layers to their characters. Their relationship felt natural and I really believed that they belonged together - and boy oh boy did they have great chemistry! This is a very entertaining, enjoyable book that receives five stars.


I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.


Bio:
Claire has been writing for nearly two decades, and has published over 70 novelsShe writes BDSM 
romance and non-con abduction tales, spanning both m/f and m/m genres. She has received numerous 
awards for her bestselling work, including the 2010 NLA-Int’l Pauline Réage Award for best BDSM 
fiction.Her darker works press the envelope of what is erotic and what can be a sometimes dangerous 
slide into the world of sadomasochism. Ultimately herwork deals with the human condition, and our 
constant search for love and intensity of experience.


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Purchase links:
Romance Unbound buy link: http://bit.ly/2f06f6C
Amazon buy link: http://amzn.to/2eLGXIU
Smashwords buy link: http://bit.ly/2eTmdMP
 iTunes buy link: http://apple.co/2eXgGVE
 
Also available in the series:


           
 Secrets by Claire Thompson
Secrets protectbut they also destroy. 

Allie Swift has a secretone that has kept her from finding a Dom willing to take her where she longs to 
go, far beyond the slap-and-tickle approach of BDSM-lite, into the deep reaches of true sadomasochism. 

When she meets Liam on a BDSM personals site, she senses he’s different from the Doms she has been 
with before. His darkly compelling nature speaks directly to her submissive heart.

Liam Byrne had it all—a great career, a hot body, and a submissive fiancée.  That is, until a year ago when
 a head-on collision with a drunk driver shattered not only his leg, but also his life. Now Liam harbors a
ominous secret, one that’s tearing him apart and causing him to hold the world, including Allie Swift, at 
arm’s length.

As the intensity of their D/s exploration increases, Liam and Allie must confront their fears. Together they 
must decide if the bond they share is strong enough to survive bringing their secrets to light.

Secrets is the first novel in Claire Thompson’s new edgy BDSM romance series: BDSM Connections
Prepare for a powerful, emotional experience.