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Blog Tour: The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

August 27th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour No Comments »

Dawn Kurtagich_Author PhotoPlease welcome author Dawn Kurtagich with her debut novel The Dead House. This novel features a young girl, Carly, who died in a fire. Her diary is found many years later and mentions her twin sister, Kaitlyn. The only problem is that there is no record of Carly ever having a sister named Kaitlyn. Every day during The Dead House Mirror Tour, two different blogs (one in the US, one in the UK) will run a post on the same topic. One post will be Carly’s point of view (which will run on the UK blog) and the other from Kaitlyn’s (which runs on the US blog)! Today we have Kaitlyn’s Top 5 Film Recommendations! Carly’s Top 5 Film Recommendations are featured on the UK blog KitKat Can Read. The Dead House sounds absolutely sinister to me. I really want to pick up a copy today but in the US we have to wait until September 15, 2015! This novel is published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

About Dawn:

Dawn Kurtagich is a writer of creepy, spooky and psychologically sinister YA fiction, where girls may descend into madness, boys may see monsters in men, and grown-ups may have something to hide. Her debut YA novel, The Dead House, is forthcoming from Hachette in 2015.

By the time she was eighteen, she had been to fifteen schools across two continents. The daughter of a British globe-trotter and single mother, she grew up all over the place, but her formative years were spent in Africa—on a mission, in the bush, in the city and in the desert.

She has been lucky enough to see an elephant stampede at close range, a giraffe tongue at very close range, and she once witnessed the stealing of her (and her friends’) underwear by very large, angry baboons. (This will most definitely end up in a book . . . ) While she has quite a few tales to tell about the jumping African baboon spider, she tends to save these for Halloween!

She writes over at the YA Scream Queens, a young adult blog for all things horror and thriller, and she is a member of the YA League and Author Allsorts.

Her life reads like a YA novel.

You can visit Dawn around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

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Top 5 Movie Recommendations:

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Movie 1: Village of the Damned

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The Village of the Damned tells the story of a town whose women are simultaneously impregnated after the entire town blacks out. When the babies are born, they look completely normal. But soon things turn sinister.

Why I love it:

The way the children can read each other’s minds, the way they are in sync, the connection they have, their powers and the sheer beauty of them. They share something close to what Carly and I share, only more powerful because they can communicate mentally, where we have to use notes and messages. I suppose I love it because it’s what I want.

Best Moment:

Oh, all of them. But here are a few: The first shot of the children walking in unison, the shot just after one of the girls has red drops put in her eye and the others turn their heads in unison, and, of course, the final showdown.

Movie 2: A Tale of Two Sisters

A Tale of Two Sisters

The original film behind its American re-make (The Uninvited) and based on the folktale “Janghwa Hongryeon jeon”, A Tale of Two Sisters tells the story of sisters Su-mi and Su-yeon. Su-mi is recently home from a mental hospital where she was receiving electro-shock therapy, finally reunited with her sister, Su-yeon. Su-mi is dismayed to find that her father has a new bride—the nurse who cared for their ailing mother until her death. This new stepmother has nothing but sinister intentions. A movie with a brilliant twist ending!

Why I love it:

The relationship between Su-yeon and Su-mi is just too sweet and real to be ignored. And the ending is priceless.

My favorite moment:

The finale. Just a tear-your-heart-out scene. Wonderful.

Movie 3: Shutter (2004)

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Shutter tells the story of Tun and his girlfriend Jane. Tun is a photographer who begins to discover distortions that look like a white face in all of his photos. His girlfriend Jane thinks that the image may be a ghost—the ghost of a girl they hit on the road driving home one night. Soon the images escalate into hauntings and eventual suicides of Tun’s friends. Very creepy—a slow builder!

Why I love it:

Because it’s a revenge tale with a twist. The twist being that it’s not about revenge at all. It’s about obsession.

My favorite moment:

The ending, again. The whole film is worth it for the ending. The “hanging on” scene.

Movie 4: The Good Son

The Good Son

12-year-old Mark Evans, having recently lost his mother, travels to stay with his aunt and cousin Henry. Mark and Henry get along at first, but soon Henry reveals a darker side

Why I love it:

I love the concept of a psychotic/sociopathic child who is manipulative to the point of skill. Henry is very smart, and I get tense every time I watch it. Plus, that ending? Priceless.

My favorite moment:

Henry holds onto Daniel from the tree house. His question: “If I let you go, do you think you could fly?” is very sinister, and foreshadows how bad things are going to get.

Movie 5: Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest

This film is just brilliant. It follows a band of washed-up actors of an old Star Trek-like TV series, who encounter a real alien species under attack, and must travel to space to fight against the invading alien force using an exact version of the ship they spent years pretending to command.

Why I love it:

It’s hilarious, seamless and timeless. It plays into every single Geek joke that exists.

Best Moment:

“By Grabthar’s hammer . . . you shall be . . . avenged!” Alan Rickman at his finest.

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**Go to KitKat Can Read for Carly’s Top 5 Movie Recommendations!!!**

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Available September 15, 2015 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

About this Book:

Carly rules the day. Kaitlyn rules the night.

A chilling psychological horror from an exciting new voice in YA literature!

Over two decades have passed since the fire at Elmbridge High School. Five teenagers’ lives were claimed, and one, Carly Johnson, vanished without a trace…

…until a diary is found hidden in the ruins.

But the diary, badly scorched, does not belong to Carly Johnson. It belongs to Carly’s supposed alter ego, Kaitlyn Johnson, a girl who shouldn’t exist. And Kaitlyn’s is a dark and twisted mind.

Based on the discovery of the diary, the case is reopened. Police records are reexamined: psychiatric reports, video footage, text messages, e-mails.

And the diary, which paints a much more sinister version of events than was ever publicly known, tells a side of the story that is both fascinating and disturbing.

As the records are revealed, the horrifying truth of the Dead House unfolds. A truth that will keep you guessing even after the final pages…

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Release Day Launch & Excerpt: Dragon King by Donna Grant

August 25th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour No Comments »

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Donna Grant’s Dragon King! Dragon King is an Adult Paranormal Romance Novella from her Dark Kings Series. Dragon King is being published by the amazing 1001 Dark Nights team! Grab your copy today!

About Donna:

Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.

Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.

You can visit Donna around the web here: WebsiteTwitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Donna Grant?

Dangerous Highlander Forbidden Highlander Wicked Highlander Untamed Highlander Shadow Highlander Darkest HighlanderMidnight's Master Midnight's Lover Midnight's Seduction Midnight's Warrior Midnight's Kiss Midnight's Captive Midnight's TemptationDarkest Flame Fire Rising Burning Desire Hot Blooded Night's Blaze Soul Scorched Passion IgnitesA Dark Guardian A Kind of Magic A Dark Seduction A Forbidden Temptation A Warrior's HeartShadow Magic Echoes of Magic Dangerous Magic

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Grace was screwed. Royally screwed. As in, her career was over. Finished. Finite.

She turned on the windshield wipers and slowed the car as she drove through the rain in the mountains. With a renewed grip on the steering wheel, she sent a quick prayer that the rain would stop.

A little sprinkle she could handle. A storm…well, that was another matter entirely.

She puffed out her cheeks as she exhaled. If only she was in Scotland for a holiday, but that wasn’t the case at all. In a last-ditch effort to give her muse a good swift kick in the pants, Grace decided to travel to Scotland.

All her friends thought she had lost her mind. Her editor thought it was just one more excuse in a very long line of them as to why she hadn’t turned the book in.

Grace wished she knew the reason the words just stopped coming. One day they were there, and the next…gone, vanished. Poof!

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Writing wasn’t just her career. It was her life. Because within the words and pages she was able to write about heroines who had relationships she would never have. It was the sad truth, but it was the truth.

Grace accepted her lot…in a way. She might realize the string of miserable dates were complete misses and admit that. However, the stories running through her head allowed her to dream as far as she could, and encounter men and adventures sitting behind a computer never would.

Not being able to find the words anymore was like having someone steal her soul.

She breathed a sigh of relief when the rain stopped and she was able to turn off her windshield wipers. In the two hours since she checked into the B&B, it hadn’t stopped raining.

Rain was a part of being in Scotland, and she was pushing herself with her fear of storms to be out in it as well. It proved how far she would go to find her soul again. She needed to write, to sink into another world where she could find happiness and a love that lasted forever.

Now she was armed with her laptop and steely determination. She would find her muse again. Just as soon as she found the right place. The scenery along the highway was stunning, but the noise of the passing vehicles would be too much.

Grace needed somewhere off the beaten path. Somewhere she could pretend she was the only person left in the world.

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Dragon King

Available August 25, 2015 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated

About this Book:

A Woman on a Mission

Grace Clark has always done things safe. She’s never colored outside of the law, but she has a book due and has found the perfect spot to break through her writer’s block. Or so she thinks. Right up until Arian suddenly appears and tries to force her away from the mountain. Unaware of the war she just stumbled into, Grace doesn’t just discover the perfect place to write, she finds Arian—the most gorgeous, enticing, mysterious man she’s ever met.

A King with a Purpose

Arian is a Dragon King who has slept away centuries in his cave. Recently woken, he’s about to leave his mountain to join his brethren in a war when he’s alerted that someone has crossed onto Dreagan. He’s ready to fight . . . until he sees the woman. She’s innocent and mortal—and she sets his blood aflame. He recognizes the danger approaching her just as the dragon within him demands he claim her for his own…

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Excerpt: Rage/Killian by Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright

August 16th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour No Comments »

Alexandra IvyWe are thrilled to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright’s Rage/Killian! RAGE/KILLIAN are TWO novellas in the Bayou Heat Series and part of the always fantastic 1001 Dark Nights. The Bayou Heat Series focuses on a group called the Pantera, whom live in the Bayou and shapeshift into some seriously sexy Pumas! This amazing book with TWO novellas in it released on August 11, 2015! Make sure you grab your copy today!

About Alexandra:

Alexandra Ivy is a New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author. From Alexandra: “I’m not exactly sure when I fell in love with books. Probably on my mother’s knee listening to her read Dr. Seuss to me. I do remember that I was barely old enough to cross the street by myself when I discovered the delights of the local library.

Could anything be more wonderful than spending summer days surrounded by stacks of Nancy Drew mysteries? Over the years I fell in love with Victoria Holt, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and J.R.R. Tolkien just to name a few. I read poetry, essays, biographies, and plays. In fact, I read anything I could get my hands on.

Years later (no, I’m not admitting how many) I’m still an avid reader, and my tastes are still as varied as they were in my youth, which I suppose helps to explain why I enjoy writing regency historicals under the name of Deborah Raleigh, as well as my contemporary paranormals as Alexandra Ivy. For now that is enough to keep me busy, but who knows what the future might hold!

I do have a few other loves in my life besides reading and writing, the most important being my unbelievably patient husband, David, and my two sons, Chance and Alexander. Without their constant support and belief in me, I never could have been able to follow my dreams. They are truly my heroes.

You can visit Alexandra Ivy around the web here: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Alexandra Ivy?

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laura_wrightAbout Laura:

Laura Wright is a New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author. From Laura: “Unlike many of my peers in the writing world, I wasn’t a writer or a reader until I left high school. During my youth I was into theater, song and dance, commercials and boys. I loved romance surely, but I had never read a romance novel until my late teens. With that said, I remember the day I did like it was a moment ago – my aunt gave me the Jude Deveraux novel, Knight in Shining Armor and I couldn’t put it down until the very last word. Then I went straight to the library and got another – then another until I’d read everything she’d ever written. After that, it was McNaught, Howard, Schone, Kleypas, and the Silhouette line, Desire. I instantly loved those emotional, sexy reads, so much so that I began to carve out ideas for my own stories, themes that were unique to me and moved me. In 1997 I enrolled in UCLA extension writing classes, met my mentor and critique partners and since have never stopped writing. I was committed then and I still am now; the need to tell my own romantic stories a full on obsession. My first manuscript was rejected, and though the second one was as well the editor who’d rejected it wanted to see something else from me. I had something (note to authors; always keep working, even after you’ve sent in a proposal) and sent it right away. The day I got the call telling me Desire wanted to buy Cinderella and the Playboy was the best day of my life. That is until I married my husband, and had my two beautiful children. But I must say, writing is much like motherhood – tough, grueling, surprising, delicious and for me, a dream come true.”

You can visit Laura Wright around the web here: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Laura Wright?

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“No,” he growled. “No, no, no.”

“I’m sorry.” Parish folded his arms over his chest, the air prickling with the force of his authority. The older male wasn’t the leader of the Hunters because of his sparkling personality. “Did you think that was a request? Because it wasn’t.”

Rage grimaced, deliberately leashing his instinctive aggression. He’d discovered at an early age he could use his natural charm to…encourage people to see things his way. It was only when his cat was provoked to violence that it was obvious why his faction was Hunter instead of Diplomat.

“Please, Parish,” he soothed. “Send someone else.”

“There is no one else.” Parish narrowed his golden eyes. “In case you missed the memo we’ve been having a few disasters lately.”

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“Exactly. I should be out searching for the mysterious Christopher,” Rage said, referring to the head of Benson Enterprises, the shadowy corporation that was responsible for stealing Pantera, as well as vulnerable humans. “Or at least hunting down the Frankenstein labs. We still can’t be sure we’ve burned them all.” He pointed toward the window that overlooked the manicured grass of the communal area. Below them a few Pantera mothers were sharing a late lunch while their cubs tumbled across the spongy ground. It was winter in the Wildlands, but the Pantera embraced the brisk air. “Hell, I’ll even spy on the military. Someone needs to discover who can and can’t be trusted in the human government.”

Parish looked far from impressed by his logic. “Are you trying to tell me how to do my job?”

“Christ, no. It’s just…”

Parish frowned. “What?”

Rage hesitated. This was the first time he’d ever questioned a direct order, but there was no way in hell he wanted to deal with Lucie Gaudet.

The female Geek had been a few years younger than Rage, and growing up he’d initially felt sorry for the half-feral creature who’d lived in the outer parts of the swamp. She’d slunk around the edges of town with her hair matted and tangled, and her face covered in dirt. Almost like a fabled wood sprite who flitted among the trees, spreading mist and magic

But as they’d matured, his pity had changed to annoyance.

Instead of growing out of her odd preference for the shadows, she’d continued to lurk at a distance, and worse, she’d used her cunning intelligence to torment others. Including himself.

A born troublemaker.

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Available August 11, 2015 from Evil Eye Concepts, Inc

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Get Wild in the Wildlands

From New York Times Bestsellers, Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright, the heat of the bayou is back with Rage/Killian in an all-new dual ‘tail’. Enter the Wildlands, where a new, volatile danger threatens the sizzling hot Pantera.

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Rage might be an aggressive Hunter by nature, but the gorgeous male has never had a problem charming the females. All except Lucie Gaudet. Of course, the lovely Geek is a born troublemaker, and it was no surprise to Rage when she was kicked out of the Wildlands.

But now the Pantera need a first-class hacker to stop the potential destruction of their people. And it’s up to Rage to convince Lucie to help. Can the two forget the past—and their sizzling attraction—to save the Pantera?

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Gorgeous, brutal, aggressive, and human, Killian O’Roarke wants only two things: to get rid of the Pantera DNA he’s been infected with, and get back to the field. But the decorated Army Ranger never bargained on meeting the woman—the female—of his dreams on his mission to the Wildlands.

Rosalie lost her mate to a human, and now the Hunter despises them all. In fact, she thinks they’re good for only one thing: barbeque. But this one she’s guarding is testing her beliefs. He is proud and kind, and also knows the pain of loss. But in a time of war between their species, isn’t any chance of love destined for destruction?

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Blog Tour: Scandal Never Sleeps by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake

August 10th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour No Comments »

Shayla Black & Lexi BlakePlease welcome authors Shayla Black & Lexi Blake! They have a new series coming out called The Perfect Gentlemen! Scandal Never Sleeps is the first novel in this erotic romance series. To mark this new series coming out we have an excerpt below for you to enjoy! Scandal Never Sleeps will be released on August 18, 2015 from Berkley/Penguin.

About Shayla & Lexi:

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty sizzling contemporary, erotic, paranormal and historical romances.  Shayla has received or been nominated for the Passionate Plume, the Holt Medallion, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence and the National Readers Choice Award.  She lives in Texas with her family.  Visit her online at shaylablack.com, facebook.com/ShaylaBlackAuthor

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism.  It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success.  Lexi lives in North Texas with her family.  Visit her online at LexiBlack.net.

You can visit Shayla around the web here: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Shayla Black?

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Steal the LightSteal the DaySteal the MoonSteal the SunSteal the NightRipperAddictLusciousThe Dom Who Loved MeThe Men with the Golden CuffsA Dom is ForeverOn Her Master's Secret ServiceLove and Let DieDungeon RoyaleA View to a Thrill

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Excerpt from Scandal Never Sleeps

“What are your plans tonight, Eve?”

That was a loaded question. Her current plan included going to a lonely apartment where she could worry about her future and try to figure out if someone had murdered her friend. She could be alone with her fear and doubt . . . but she didn’t really want to. “I was getting ready to leave. What about you?”

“So was I. I thought I’d get some dinner before I called it a night. I don’t think the food here is going to be any good. Giovanni’s is one block over. Italian might be nice. I can promise you won’t have any trouble getting a glass of wine there.”

“You’re asking me out?” It was a little surreal. She saw much more attractive women still in the bar. Why had he chosen her? Maybe he liked a curvier girl. Some guys did.

His face settled into a polite mask. “I don’t know that I would call it a date.”

“What would you call it, then?”

He stepped closer, into her personal space. “Eve, I want to be honest with you.”

Eve. She wasn’t Everly to Gabriel. Which meant that he didn’t expect her to be a good, polite girl. She didn’t have to be shy about what she wanted.

She stood a bit taller and met his beautiful blue eyes. She could see the five?o’clock shadow darkening his jaw and wondered what it would feel like to brush her fingertips over his face, to run her thumb across that full bottom lip of his. “Honesty is good.”

She wasn’t being entirely honest with him, but it didn’t matter. They were sharing a moment out of time. She wouldn’t see him again. She didn’t even know his last name.

“I’m looking for an escape tonight. I can find it in the bottom of a bottle or I can take you out of here and try to make us both feel good. Why don’t you let me buy you dinner and plead my case?”

He was asking her to sleep with him. A one-night stand. She’d never had one. She’d slept with two men in her whole life, and they’d both been her boyfriends. Sex had been all right, but something about the look in Gabriel’s eyes told her this would be far better.

He wanted to escape. She wasn’t sure from what, but she glimpsed a world of worries and sorrow in his expression that drew her. She understood loss and longing. She knew what it meant to need a few hours of escape. Hadn’t she been wanting that herself?

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A single memory pierced her in that moment. Two days before he died, Maddox had shaken his head over her nonexistent dating life. He’d tried to persuade her to let him set her up on a blind date, but she’d said she didn’t have time. She’d needed to get some reports done and go through the purchase orders on the new hard drives and security systems. He’d rolled those piercing eyes of his.

You need to live a little. Your whole life can’t be spent behind a computer screen. Life is often about taking risks. Sometimes you have to leave yourself to figure out who you really are.

She didn’t have to be herself. Not tonight.

“Kiss me.” The words were out of her mouth before she could stop them. She was never bold or brazen when it came to men. She’d never demanded anything sexually of a lover, but she wanted Gabriel to kiss her. She wanted to see if that spark she felt translated to something truly physical.

She expected some discussion, and when he hesitated, she was more than willing to admit that she’d been hasty. Everly was about to shake her head and try to laugh the incident off when he cupped her face and his body brushed hers. He tilted her head up and his mouth descended.

Soft. His lips were soft on hers. Gentle. He moved with predatory grace. His fingers sank into her hair, and her hands seemed to naturally find the lean muscles at his waist. Even through his crisp dress shirt, she could feel the heat of his body. It practically poured off him and into her, warming her skin and making her come to life.

He was gentle, but Everly knew precisely who was in charge. His lips locked onto hers, leading her. A little tug on her hair told her which way he wanted her to move.

Everything about him—scent,taste, feel—made her melt. She forgot where she was, forgot that they were in public. The noise of the bar receded until all she could hear was her own heart beating furiously in her ears. Nothing mattered at all but the feel of his body under her hands, the masterful way he moved her.

“Is that what you wanted, Eve?” He breathed the words against her mouth. “You wanted to see if I can kiss? I can give you more. I don’t simply want to kiss your lips. I want to strip you down and find out if you’re as sweet and soft everywhere as you look. I want to run my tongue over your skin until I memorize how you taste. I want to kiss you so long and hard that you’ll forget you were ever kissed before.” He lifted his head up and dragged in a breath. “So what do you say? Will you have dinner with me?”

She swallowed. His words made everything but her need fall away. “It’s not dinner I’m interested in anymore.”

Posted by arrangement with Berkley Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © Shelley Bradley, LLC and DLZ Entertainment LLC, 2015.

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Scandal Never Sleeps

Available August 18, 2015 from Berkley/Penguin

About this Book:

From the New York Times bestselling authors of the Masters of Ménage series . . .

They are the Perfect Gentlemen of Creighton Academy: privileged, wealthy, powerful friends with a wild side. But a deadly scandal is about to tear down their seemingly ideal lives . . .

Maddox Crawford’s sudden death sends Gabriel Bond reeling. Not only is he burying his best friend, he’s cleaning up Mad’s messes, including his troubled company. Grieving and restless, Gabe escapes his worries in the arms of a beautiful stranger. But his mind-blowing one-night stand is about to come back to haunt him . . .

Mad groomed Everly Parker to be a rising star in the executive world. Now that he’s gone, she’s sure her job will be the next thing she mourns, especially after she ends up accidentally sleeping with her new boss. If only their night together hadn’t been so incendiary—or Gabe like a fantasy come true . . .

As Gabe and Everly struggle to control the heated tension between them, they discover evidence that Mad’s death was no accident. Now they must bank their smoldering passions to hunt down a murderer—because Mad had secrets that someone was willing to kill for, and Gabe or Everly could be the next target . . .

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Blog Tour & Excerpt: Servicing the Target by Cherise Sinclair

August 1st, 2015 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour No Comments »

Cherise Sinclair - Author PhotoPlease welcome author Cherise Sinclair! Servicing the Target is the tenth novel in Cherise’s BDSM erotic romance Masters of the Shadowlands series. We are super excited to be on the review & excerpt tour! Please enjoy the excerpt below & check out my review here.

About Cherise Sinclair:

Having to wear glasses in elementary school can scar a person for life. Dubbed a nerd at an early age, Cherise Sinclair has been trying to live up to the stereotype ever since. And what better way than being an author?

Known for writing deeply emotional stories, the USA Today Bestselling Author has penned sixteen erotic romance novels, most with a BDSM theme. (Please do not mention the phrase mommy porn in her presence.) Her awards range from a National Leather Award to a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nomination to a GoodReads BDSM group award for best author of the year.

Cherise lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband. Their two fledglings have left the nest recently to try their wings and hopefully will fly high and strong. The “ascendant erotica queen” (Rolling Stone Magazine) now spends her days writing with occasional supervision from a sadistic calico cat.

You can visit Cherise around the web here: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest

Want to read more from Cherise?

Club Shadowlands Dark Citadel Breaking Free Lean on Me Make Me, Sir To Command and Collar This is Who I AmMaster of the Mountain Master of the Abyss My Liege of Dark Haven Edge of the Enforcer Master of Freedom: A Mounta...Hour of the LionWinter of the WolfThe Dom's DungeonThe Starlight Rite

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Lifting her sax, she wetted the reed and tested a wandering set of notes. With one hip on the railing, she let her internal playlist scroll and found herself playing “As Time Goes By.” Like a soft rain, the notes spilled over her deck and joined with the evening. A slow song, but not sad. It reminded her that the fundamentals of life, living and loving and dying, held the same from generation to generation.

That life could change for the better.

She was changing, as was her world. Or maybe she should call it growing, rather than changing.

As the tune went into the chorus, she heard Ben say something to Bronx in the kitchen. The dog whined an answer, and Ben’s big laugh rumbled out.

He was quite a guy. He’d been so careful with her this afternoon. Not pushing, but not stopping before he’d made his point.

Sometimes his internal strength was a bit disconcerting. All her slaves had wanted her in charge, wanted her to take control of everything. But Ben didn’t need her guidance.

At the same time, he wouldn’t fall apart if she showed any weakness, and because of that, she could relax around him.

But his obstinate need to be tough—to hide any weakness—was a problem. She should have noticed he was having flashbacks. But now she knew, and she could lead him to talk about his past. She’d pamper him up, keep him close, and ensure he got his sleep. He said he slept better at her house. With her.

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He liked being with her. The realization was…amazing. Overwhelming.

She felt the same and more. He’d filled her life. Warmed it.

With a slow flourish, she ended the song and started another. One that had been growing in her heart over the past week, with the knowledge, the worry, the awe.“When I Fall in Love.” The music flowed, the ache of her soul merging with the notes.

She’d wanted to run. To push him away. And she hadn’t.

Ben, I love you.

The knowledge was terrifying and wonderful. For a little while yet, she’d savor the gift, and then she’d share.

Light washed out over the deck, and he stood there, filling the doorway as completely as he did her heart. “I was listening to you play.”

His golden-brown eyes held hers as he slowly smiled. “Mistress, may this submissive haul you off to bed?”

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Available July 28, 2015 from Evil Eye Concepts, Inc

About this Book:

A discharged Army Ranger, Ben considers his job as a BDSM club security guard to be an excellent hobby. He’s never been tempted to join in. But everything changes when the notorious Mistress Anne inadvertently reveals the caring heart concealed beneath her Domme armor.

Now, he’s set his sights on the beautiful Shadowlands Mistress. Maybe he’d considered himself vanilla, but she can put her stiletto on his chest any day, any time. He’ll trust her delicate hands to hold his heart. And if she wants to whip his ass on the way to an outstanding climax, he’s just fine with that too.

Sure, he knows she likes “pretty boy” slaves. And he’s older. Craggy and rough. And six-five. Minor hindrances. The mission is a go.

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