Monday, 30 March 2015
Friday, 27 March 2015
His laughter, it didn’t really sound the smallest bit amused. “Christ. You’re done here.”
“Ah, no. I’m actually not. Now see, this is where we have a problem.” I folded my arms. Then unfolded them because like fuck I’d look defensive. He was the one in the wrong, not me. “You’re not prepared to take me, or my feelings, seriously. What you want is to hide away in Mr. Too Cool for Commitment land and just play with my affections when it suits you. Okay, I’ve accepted that. But none of that means it’s okay for you to come in here and act like you’re the boss of me. None of it.”
“That so?” he asked, leaning down so that we were almost nose to nose.
“That’s so, baby.” I play-punched him in the shoulder, which it should be noted, I barely came up to. Okay, so maybe the alcohol on a mostly empty stomach had made me slightly/lots braver/sillier. “So why don’t you take your little caveman jealous tantrum bullshit somewhere else. See, I do this funny thing I like to refer to as whatever the fuck I want. Understand?”
He just stared.
“And as pretty as you are with your beard and your muscles, you are too damn tricky and . . . complicated and shit for me.”
“Yes, you are. Are you finally seeing my point here?”
“Excellent. So take your hotness elsewhere, kind sir. I want no part of it!” Huh. I had so told him. Drunken bravado was the best.
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Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins' ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben's the only man she's ever met who can make her feel completely safe, cherished, and out of control with desire at the same time? Lizzy knows the gorgeous rock star isn't looking for anything more permanent than a good time, no matter how much she wishes differently.
Ben knows Lizzy is off limits. Completely and utterly. She's his best friend's little sister now, and no matter how hot the chemistry is between them, no matter how sweet and sexy she is, he's not going to go there. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he's always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas, doesn't always stay there. Now he and Lizzie are connected in the deepest way possible...but will it lead to a connection of the heart?
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Lick (Book One)
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Play (Book Two)
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Lead (Book Three)
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Deep (Book Four)
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Kylie is a long time fan of erotic love stories and B-grade horror films. She demands a happy ending and if blood and carnage occur along the way then all the better. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.
Kylie is represented by Amy Tannenbaum at the Jane Rotrosen Agency, New York.
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Race car mechanic Andressa “Andi” Amaro has one rule—no dating drivers. With a good reason behind the rule, she has no plans on breaking it.
Carrick Ryan is the bad boy of Formula One. With a face and body that melts panties on sight, and an Irish lilt that leaves women on their knees, begging for more. He races hard and parties harder. The youngest driver to ever sign with F1, he’s still at the top of his game five years later, breaking hearts on and off the tracks.
When Andi is offered her dream job working in the glamorous world of F1, she leaves her home in Brazil, positive she can handle working for Carrick. But she’s not prepared for the off-the-chart sparks that fly the moment they meet.
Now, Andi has a crush on the one man she can’t have, and her resolve is about to be put to the test, because Carrick has decided he wants Andi, and he plans on testing her to the very limit…
Release Date: March 24th
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I run my fingertips over the blue-and-silver paintwork as I walk toward the back end. Bending over, I start poking around, taking a look at the engine.
“Please tell me that you’re my birthday present.”
The Irish drawl has the hairs on the back of my neck standing on end.
I turn my head to find Carrick Ryan standing behind me.
He’s definitely better looking in the flesh than on television. I knew he was attractive. But blonds aren’t usually my thing. I’m more of a dark-hair-and-dark-eyes kind of girl.
But his dirty-blond hair, blue eyes laced with sin, and full lips—the kind of lips you spend hours sucking on—and that chiseled jaw decorated with stubble…yep, it all seems to be working for me. Well, my body anyway. Definitely not my head. Man-sluts are not my thing.
My eyes meet with his as he lifts them from blatantly staring at my arse. The look in them hits me straight in the gut, surprising the hell out of me. His eyes are profoundly blue and filled with heat. My skin starts to prickle as his intense stare burns me up.
I’ve never had such an instant visual reaction to a man before.
Take it easy, Andi. This isn’t a problem. You’ve met good-looking men before. You can turn this off. Drivers are a no-go area, especially ones you work for.
My job is too important to lose over a man.
Straightening, I turn to face him.
“Hello,” I say in my most confident and formal voice.
I get nothing back, and that’s because he hasn’t heard me. He’s too busy staring at my breasts.
I have the sudden urge to punch him in his handsome face.
But I won’t because I’m a professional. I’ll handle this in the best way I know when it comes to dealing with pervy dickheads like him.
“It’s your birthday?” I say sweetly, my smile a little on the flirtatious side.
He grins. “It sure is, and it’s definitely looking up now that you’re here. Are you going to make it extra special for me, sugar?”
He thinks he’s about to get lucky.
Far from it. Smarmy twat.
I tilt my head to the side, keeping the flirty smile on my face, as I walk up to him until there’s very little space between us. I press my fingers to his chest. God, that’s firm. I can feel the ridge of his muscles underneath my fingertips.
He’s tall, too, a good few inches higher than my five-nine. I’d say he’s six-one, which is tall for a driver, but he’s lean. He needs to be to fit into those cars. I bet, under those clothes of his, there’s nothing but toned muscle. Drivers have to be seriously fit, and Carrick Ryan certainly ticks that box on both counts.
Now, I’m imagining him naked. Great. Just fucking great.
I force my focus back to the now. “Well…” I lean in closer to him, hearing him suck in a sharp breath. I lower my voice as I whisper, “If you ever call me sugar again, you won’t see your next birthday. That’s for sure.”
He tilts his head back in amusement. “Feisty. I like it.”
I take a step back, dropping my hand from his chest. “There’s nothing here for you to like.”
His eyes run the length of me, lingering on my legs, the lusty look firing in them again. “I see plenty to like. Jesus…your legs go on forever.”
I wish I had something to hide my legs behind. Instead, I fold my arms to bring his focus up. “I’m not your type.”
Lifting his eyes back to mine, he gives me a confident smile. “Amazing arse. Great stems. Awesome rack. Beautiful face. Yep”—he nods—“you’re definitely my type.”
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New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling author Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn't stopped writing since.
She has written contemporary romances, THE MIGHTY STORM, WETHERING THE STORM, TAMING THE STORM and TROUBLE.
She has also written paranormal romances, THE BRINGER and the ALEXANDRA JONES SERIES, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, and more of her favourite musicians.
A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.
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Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Caulter Sterling is a prick.
A filthy-mouthed, womanizing, crude, spoiled, arrogant prick.
The tattooed, pierced, panty-melting-hot son of a celebrity.
I hate him.
He's slept his way through practically every girl at Brighton Academy.
Except for me.
I'm the good girl. The responsible girl. The 4.0, class president, studied-so-much-she-never-lost-the-big-V girl.
And in celebration of graduation and adulthood, I just made the worst decision in the history of ever.
I lost my V-card to the devil himself.
It was just one night. So what if it was mind-blowing? Hit it and quit it.
Except I just found out that my father - the Senator, the Presidential hopeful - is marrying Caulter's mother. Oh, and this summer? We're hitting the campaign trail.
One big happy family.
I'm totally f**ked.
She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy...
Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice…even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.
...and it’s going to be oh so good.
All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn’t take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn’t going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.
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Kristine's Review:Reviewed: March 2015.
The Deal was my first book by Elle Kennedy, and as I sit here writing this review I ask myself why I have never picked up one of her books before. This college age drama revolves around two fairly stereotypical characters, the sexy, man whorish, jock Garrett Graham and the smart, savvy yet quiet Hannah Wells, this is however where the stereotype ends. Garrett may be everything I just described, but in addition to that he's also intelligent, funny, and caring. Hannah is not a nerd nor a sorority girl, she's smart, dedicated to her studies, and a talented music major.
When almost the entirety of her philosophy class flunks an exam, including the sexy as sin Garrett, Hannah's stellar grades and grasp on this tricky subject make her the perfect person to tutor him, there by securing his spot on his beloved ice hockey team. Despite her non interest in becoming involved with Garrett, his social connections, and in turn his ability to put her in the path of her long time crush football player Justin Kohl is too hard to pass up.
What I adored so much in this story is the witty banter between Garrett and Hannah, he's cocky as hell, but she is never one to back down, snarky, sarcastic jibes at one another, an undeniable chemistry draws you in instantly. Where Kennedy could have kept this story incredibly light and airy, she instead created such fully developed characters, characters that have baggage and pasts full of secrets and hurts, serving to further enamour me with not only the hero and heroine but will the story building around them. Dealing with topics will sensitivity and courage The Deal despite being at times hilarious packs an emotional punch.
As a reader I love picking up a title that you can sink your teeth into, that draws you in effortlessly and takes you on a rollercoaster ride with it, there is a beautiful fragility in watching two people learn to let go and trust one another beyond rhyme or reason, but more than that it's joyous to read a book that has you so invested in the characters that you crave their interactions, long to read their thoughts and experience their story flipping through the pages as you struggle to slow down to savour their journey.
I went into The Deal almost blind, I had no more of an idea of what it was about than a college drama, and yet within the first page my tummy was filling with that nervous energy that always hits when I discover something special, this may have been my first novel by Elle Kennedy but it certainly wont be my last.
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Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Blurb:Parts 1-3: Elements of Chemistry
What’s the worst that could happen?
Kaitlyn Parker has no problem being the invisible girl, which is why she finds herself hiding in various cabinets and closets all over her college campus. Despite her best efforts, she can’t escape the notice of Martin Sandeke—bad boy, jerkface bully, and the universe’s hottest, wealthiest, and most unobtainable bachelor—who also happens to be Kaitlyn’s chemistry lab partner.
Kaitlyn might be the only girl who isn’t interested in exploiting his stunning rower’s build, chiseled features, and family's billionaire fortune. Kaitlyn wants Martin for his brain, specifically to tabulate findings of trace elements in surface water.
When Kaitlyn saves Martin from a nefarious plot, Martin uses the opportunity to push Kaitlyn out of her comfort zone: spring break, one week, house parties, bathing suits, and suntan lotion. Can she overcome her aversion to being noticed? Will he be able grow beyond his self-centered nature? Or, despite their obvious chemistry, will Martin be the one to drive Kaitlyn into the science cabinet of obscurity for good?
**Full novel/continuation of the short story 'Bunsen Burner Bingo' from the Breakaway anthology.**
Series Description: Misadventures of the smart and somewhat socially awkward, the Hypothesis series is an innovative experiment of level headed romantic pragmatism in the new adult genre.
Elements of Chemistry is book #1 in the Hypothesis series. Each book is a standalone, full length (110k words), new adult romantic comedy novel.
Kristine's Review:Reviewed: March 2015.
I thought I couldn't possibly feel anything more for Martin and Kaitlyn... How very wrong I was. I'm loving these two, and Reid pulls away the layers and we discover so much more about this pair, I find myself more and more invested, more intrigued, more desperate to know everything about them.
Heat picks up right where Attraction left off, with Kaitlyn navigating this house party desperate to hide away, both her heart and herself. After witnessing something that confirms for her that she gave her trust too willingly, she's left feeling alone and full of regrets. When Martin eventually finds her and they have a chance to discuss what happened we as the reader finally believe these two might have a chance at discovering what this is between them. Do I sound deliberately vague? That's because I am, this is story you need to experience for yourself, you need to feel every little nuance of the story as Reid pulls you in and demands your attention.
What I'm loving so much about this story is the growth we see in Kaitlyn, this quiet, reserved girl is blossoming before our eyes, she's finding the strength to say what she thinks, be damned the consequences. Martin has the kind of volatile strength to over run Kaitlyn's quieter sensibilities, but as he learns to pull back and think more about how he effects those around him, Kaitlyn is learning to voice her thoughts and be stronger in the knowledge that her opinions matter. She's the kind of female character I adore as she opens herself up to the experience of discovering who she is and what she wants to be.
Penny Reid once again you hold me captive with your words, you have drawn me in and I don't even want to let go, waiting almost desperately to see where you take this story next.
I wasn’t always this jaded. I had a clear head, things I wanted out of life, and a concise plan on how to get there. For being only twenty-one, I pretty much had it all figured out. Until the day my cousin died.
I spent months going over all the details surrounding her death, trying to figure out how I missed the signs, and the only thing I could come up with was she would still be alive if it wasn’t for one person: her professor. So I transferred to his college, enrolled in his class, and set my new plan in motion.
First I’ll seduce him. Then I’ll ruin him. I’ve just got to stay strong and not let his charm and my emotions get the best of me. Because someone has to pay for her death. If it’s the last thing I do, I’m going to break Noah.
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I have been a huge fan of Missy Johnson for quite a while now, her words, her stories, the world she creates, the way her characters embed themselves into my heart and her stories jump off the page. The premise of the Breaking Noah intrigued me, it was a little darker then previous works by Johnson and I was excited to see what Ashley Suzanne and Missy Johnson created together.
Zara had always planned on moving to Northwestern to join her cousin, Karly, the two of them share a bond more akin to sisters, but when her cousin unexpectedly commits suicide, and Zara learns the reason was a torrid affair with a someone who should of been off limits, Zara's reason for moving is now steadily ground in revenge and not in furthering her studies. She is single minded in her obsession, she will seduce lecturer Noah and she will out him for all the hurt he brought upon Karly in her far too short life.
Zara isn't the only one hiding secrets, as she moves forward with her plan to bring down the one person who lead to her cousins demise, all may not be as it seems, secrets and lies are everywhere she turns and the people she least expects may have more to do with the wrong she's trying to right.
For me this story was very much Zara's vehicle, as she puts her plan into action to seduce and uncover Noah's secret, she soon realises she wants him in a way she didn't think she would, she wants his time, not just his body, the more she gets to know, the less she can believe he could be capable of hurting the person she was closest to in this world.
While this story held me captive at times, I was intrigued by this slightly darker, suspense filled tale, but I found it difficult to connect as times, the writing felt different than what I was used to, and as much as I wanted to be invested, I struggled to find that connection with Noah and Zara. While I enjoyed the story, and felt that familiar pull and zing at times, I never truly felt like I was drowning in the world Ashley and Missy created despite how much I wanted to. Breaking Noah was an enjoyable read for me, and I would pick up other titles co written by Johnson and Suzanne in the future.