Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Virtual Book Tour ~ Hard Lust by Tina Donahue #pnr #romance

Hard Lust
by Tina Donahue

Don't ever trust a demon. Unfortunately, Megan has learned that lesson too late. The deal she made to save her sister's life has landed her in hell about seventy years early. And now she has three sexy demons trying to tell her what to do.

Nope. Not going to happen.

These guys have never had to deal with such defiance. Andros figures she's due for some erotic discipline, which he'll happily provide. Racan's pure alpha, his hardcore plans include bondage and submission. Quiet yet intense, Vespar expects endless kink to spice up their carnal play.

Who would have ever expected she'd end up falling for them? Too bad demons can't be trusted...because someone is trying to kill the magic and threatening her stay in this lusty world.


How about an Excerpt? 

Even during her worst days, Megan Wynters never believed this would happen.
I am so screwed. Afraid to budge, she stood paralyzed in a garish room decorated in more gold and mirrors than Versailles, a weird symbol she couldn’t decipher painted on blood red walls. Displayed throughout the cavernous space were countless marble statues depicting nude men and women screwing or going down on each other or…Thunderous bass from a death metal tune pounded through the wall to her left, the pornographic paintings there bouncing on each deafening beat.

She curled her upper lip, turned and flinched. A guy who hadn’t been in here a second before, sat in the throne-like chair behind the humongous desk. Early thirties or so, he had hazel eyes, and thick blond hair that fell in soft waves to his shoulders. Those suckers and his chest were beyond broad, his well-toned muscles straining against his black silk shirt. Her stomach fluttered at the astounding picture he created, and then her insides clenched when she recalled where she was. That didn’t keep her from eyeing him further. The sun or a tanning lamp had tinted his complexion gold, while his features… Not only were they masculine, but beautiful enough for an angel. Down here? In fucking Hell? Given his great looks, she had to be anywhere but there. Her pulse ticked up. Hope surged. Someone moaned.

The statue to her right was climaxing. Jeezus. The writhing life-sized figures weren’t stone but people, or demons, or something animate. The pure white woman threw back her head and wailed. The pasty guy kept pumping his cock into her. God, god, god. This definitely wasn’t Heaven. But not quite the other place either, considering the coolish air circulating, causing goose bumps to rise on her arms. Rattled and wary, she faced the guy, and then jumped. Two other men, also early thirties, stood on either side of his desk. Both took her in from her mouth to her boobs and lower. Much lower. Unexpected heat rolled through her, her folds creaming at the guys’ raw male appeal, appreciation for their physical gifts stealing her breath and—
Hold it. She couldn’t be turned on by them. It’s a trick. They’re fucking doing this to me because they’re…

Uncertain what they were, she cringed at the possibilities, but still couldn’t glance away.
The one to her right was tall and luscious, his skin olive, his longish black hair combed back. He wore a black tee and low-slung jeans, no shoes or socks. If this were Hell, he should have cloven hooves, not large feet and long toes. Maybe this was purgatory? Please, please, please. That part of the underworld, or whatever they called it, might be bearable.

A pendant hung around his neck boasting a dark red symbol—the same as those on the walls—against a black circle. The blond guy sported an onyx ring on his left forefinger displaying an identical design. Which means? Her stomach rolled and wouldn’t stop. She didn’t want an explanation on what the symbol signified. It might kill her dream this wouldn’t turn out too bad. The third guy had a tat on his left pec showing the exact figure. He’d dressed in black leather pants and biker boots, no shirt, his light brown hair worn short, skin bronzed. Her ears buzzed in approval then rang from unease. The blond smiled, producing deep dimples in his cheeks. Her knees weakened at his normal, friendly greeting. The way a mortal guy would show delight at seeing her and that this could lead to something good. Conversation, a few laughs, then other great stuff. If they behaved nicely, she wouldn’t mind. Damn, she hadn’t had fun in forever.
Another statue climaxed.

Holy hell. Snapped back to reality, she remembered her presence here was a colossal blunder she had to straighten out. Her mouth was so dry she struggled to speak. “I don’t know who you guys are, but—”

“Andros.” The blond touched his thumb to his chest then inclined his head to the shirtless guy. 

“Vespar.” He gestured to the one without shoes. “Racan.” His smooth baritone caressed and enticed. “And you’re Megan.”

She wasn’t admitting to anything.


Now for the Interview!

1. Describe yourself in three words.
Persistent. Fair. Impatient.

As to my persistence. Frankly, I don’t know how any author can make it in this field without steely determination. This isn’t a career for sissies. It’s brutal at times, considering the rejections (we all get them), lousy reviews (even Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl got them, along with other notable authors who are overwhelmingly revered), and spotty earnings.

My being fair: I loathe injustice of any kind. That’s often the theme in my books – my heroine and heroes fighting against what’s wrong and trying to right it.

Impatient: If you want to see me in meltdown mode, watch me at my computer while it’s taking its sweet time pulling up a website, when it locks up just for the hell of it, or when Chrome decides to have a fit. Ugh!

2. Cast your book. Tell us who would play the main characters in a movie and why (send pictures!).
OMG, this is fun.

For Megan, my heroine, I suppose Scarlett Johansson would be best as long as she had chestnut hair.

For Vespar, one of my three demon heroes, I’d pick Ryan Gosling hands down. Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) would make a killer Andros, right down to the blond hair. I’d definitely like Jason Momoa for Racan. Yummo!

3. What’s your favorite love scene from a movie?

The scene in Ghost where Demi Moore is making pottery and Patrick Swayze is behind her. So good.

4. What’s your wildest fantasy?
Looking like Scarlett Johansson and being in a Caribbean mansion with Ryan Gosling, Charlie Hunnam, and Jason Momoa. Lots of chocolate too.

5. If you were to lose one of your senses, which would you rather lose and why?
Hearing. Since I write most of the day and have extremely noisy neighbors who think everyone loves their ear-splitting music, I doubt I’d miss hearing it.

6. What is the naughtiest thing you did as a kid?
When I was in grade school, I was considered quite the artist. There was another girl who kept trying to keep up with me but couldn’t quite do it. The nun in my homeroom class generally put art supplies for the bulletin boards on my desk to decorate the boards. One day when I got to school a little later than usual, the stuff was on the other girl’s desk. To this day, I’m not sure if the nun was being kind to her or someone else thought it was cute to play with my favorite pastime, but I wasn’t having it. I simply took the stuff and decorated the boards, then pretended nothing was wrong. Admittedly selfish, but the other girl was the class brain. I figured she’d already gotten that title; she couldn’t have mine too.


Boxers or Briefs? Boxers or boxer briefs, the stretchy snug-fitting kind.
Top or Bottom? Bottom. I don’t like doing the work.
Pajamas or nude? Definitely nude. I haven’t used pjs since I’ve been on my own.
Hairy chests or smooth? Both, as long as it’s not too hairy. Just the pecs then a line leading down to their thatch.
Alpha or Beta? Mmm. That’s hard. Alpha in bed. Beta during the emotional times. In other words, someone who listens rather than dictates.

About the Author: 

Tina’s an Amazon and international bestselling novelist who writes passionate romance for every taste – ‘heat with heart’ – for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. She’s won Readers’ Choice Awards, was named a finalist in the EPIC competition, received a Book of the Year award, The Golden Nib Award, awards of merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competitions, and second place in the NEC RWA contests. She’s featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.

On a less serious note: she’s an admitted and unrepentant chocoholic, brakes for Mexican restaurants, and has been known to moan like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally while wolfing down tostadas. She’s flown a single-engine airplane (freaking scary), rewired an old house using an ‘electricity for dummies’ book, and is horribly shy despite the hot romances she writes.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Embracing Water by Mary Dean #embracingwater #covenqueensseries #marydean #pnr #supernaturalacademy #waterelement #kindleunlimited #newrelease #checkitout #getitnow

Embracing Water by Mary Dean

Can Talise embrace the truth of who she really is?

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Talise, abandoned by her parents as a baby, grew up as the bad luck child in the system. Every home she went to an accident happened. She is now an adult, having just graduated college and convinced she will spend the rest of her life working at the orphanage she lives at.

She is then visited by a man and woman from Waverly Academy in Mystic Haven, Louisiana who offer her a job as a teacher's aid. She is skeptical but jumps at the chance to leave her current life. Soon she is finding out things about herself she never knew. Like that she is a water element witch. She is now aiding her new friend Aiden in teaching his water element magic class, while figuring out conflicting feelings about him and her new friend Hardy.

As if trying to fit into this new world isn’t enough, there is a stranger who states she knows more about Talise's past than any one will reveal. Soon Talise is finding out secrets and also fighting her own life and the ones she loves.

This novel is part of a multi-author collaboration and can be read as a stand-alone novel.

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Two's Company by Bronwyn Forest @bronwynforest #enemiestolovers #romance #bookstagrammers #thehatinggame #Bronwynforest

Two's Company by Bronwyn Forest

First impressions do count, and unfortunately for Leah and Ash their initial meeting is a disaster that gets worse as both are hell bent on getting the other to quit the hotel where they work.

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First impressions do count, and unfortunately for Leah and Ash their initial meeting is a disaster.

When new hotel manager Leah Bellerose rushes in to save the day, maintenance man Asher Banks is left holding the plunger. Not an auspicious start to Leah’s first morning at the Charmant Forest Hotel. An inept maintenance man and a cranky ex-manager weren’t on her To-Do list. Worse, Leah realizes she's attracted to the maintenance man, which is even more irritating.

Ash dislikes the sexy vixen who’s come to his hotel to wreak havoc. He has enough to deal with kowtowing to his officious father while trying to repair his fall from grace. Ash might be drawn to the sharp-tongued Leah, but her haughty attitude frustrates the hell out of him. Their growing feelings become hard to ignore, yet they’re holding onto secrets that could blow apart their tenuous relationship and ruin everything.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Two Princes (When We Were Young, book one) by Maggie Blackbird #youngadult #contemporaryromance #LGBT #multicultural #youngadultromance

Two Princes (When We Were Young, book one) by Maggie Blackbird

To win over the chief’s haughty son, a drug-dealing punk from a dysfunctional family must risk the only two things he has: his reputation and freedom.

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Billy Redsky, a rebellious punk who loves art and nature, is saddled with a welfare-leeching, alcoholic mother and criminal older brother who are the joke of their Ojibway community. Sick and tired of being perceived as a loser, Billy deals drugs for his older brother to earn quick money. He hopes if he buys a dirt bike, he’ll finally impress the chief’s popular and aloof son, René Oshawee.

When the two are forced to serve detention together, a friendship begins to bloom, but much to Billy’s frustration, René keeps putting him on ice. To make his biggest dream come true if he finally wants to call René his own, Billy must make a huge decision that could cost him everything.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Feisty Heroines by Ellen Mint & 30 Other Authors #contemporaryromance #paranormalromance #historicalromance #ellenmint #feistyheroines #donation

Feisty Heroines by Ellen Mint & 30 Other Authors

Over 30+ pulse-racing shorts to capture your heart with USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Award-winning authors in the mix.

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Doormats are for stepping on. No one steps on these heroines.

From English lords to business moguls to Irish vampires, the heroes are hot, the rules are unyielding, and the tycoons ruthless. But it’s the heroines who steal the show. These feisty females have a thing or two to teach their alpha male counterparts.

You’ll travel to ancient English castles, mystical lands, and the streets of Chicago, meeting billionaire bad boys, sexy exes, and seductive half angels willing to risk it all for the tough, spunky—and often stubborn—females who invade their lives on a mission to right the wrongs they’ve endured. Do these leading men have what it takes to compel their strong-willed leading ladies to embrace their softer side? Or will these ladies be too hot to handle?

From contemporary romance to paranormal, historical to fantasy, the Feisty Heroines collection of original short stories will whet your appetite with titillating, heart-pounding tales you’ll want to dive into again and again.

Over thirty pulse-racing stories to capture your heart from New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and award-winning authors.

Fall in love with your next book crush now!

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Taking Her Chase by Danielle Pays #DaretoSurrender #DaniellePays #bookstagram

Taking Her Chase by Danielle Pays

He's in love with his best friend. She's dating his number one suspect. What could go wrong?

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He's in love with his best friend. She's dating his number one suspect. What could go wrong?

After one passionate kiss with his best friend, Officer Chase Harvey can't stop thinking about her. But apparently the feelings aren't mutual because now Harmony's dating the new man in town.

Crime isn't common in the small town of Fisher Springs. But when a woman vanishes, he'll do whatever is necessary to solve the case. When he uncovers evidence pointing to one man. He goes after him. It has nothing at all to do with the fact the man is dating Harmony.

Harmony Brose can't stop fantasizing about her best friend. After a few drinks, she took a risk. She asked Chase to kiss her. It was the best kiss of her life. Until he jumped up and left, breaking her heart.

It didn't matter. It was time to move on. And when a new handsome man arrives in town, she's ready.

What she wasn't ready for was how Chase would react. This new, mysterious man is now the number one suspect in his investigation.

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A Good Man, Handymen 1 by Rosanna Leo @rosannaleo #NewRelease #Kindle #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #AGoodMan #HandymenSeries

A Good Man, Handymen 1 by Rosanna Leo
He tears down walls for a living. She’ll tear down the ones around his heart.

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Contractor Michael Zorn is one of the leading men on the successful home improvement show Handymen. He is also revered for an act of bravery he’d rather forget. The press may hound him, but all he really wants is to help couples realize their home renovation dreams.

One of these couples is Emily Daniels and her fiancé, Trent. When Emily inherits an old home in Toronto’s Little Italy, she sees it as the perfect location for her small business. The house needs a lot of work, but her appearance on the Handymen show means Michael and his contractor brothers will help her renovate at a reasonable cost.

When Michael and Emily meet, their chemistry is intense. Emily wants to stay true to Trent, but her fiancé has done nothing but disappoint her. Michael recognizes Trent for what he is—a cheater. And it isn’t long before he breaks Emily’s heart.

At first, Michael only intends to comfort Emily, but their friendship soon flares into passion. Unfortunately, Michael has secrets and wounds of his own, ones he has never trusted to another. Emily is determined to break down his walls, but can she trust her heart to a man who can’t trust himself?

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Book Blast ~ Stormed by Paula Quinene

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Paula Quinene will award a randomly drawn winner a $15 Amazon/BN GC. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

A medical doctor educated in the United States, passionate and fierce Liz Taimanglo must now fulfill her promise and return to her island home. Liz makes the long flight across the US and the North Pacific Ocean to Guam, uncertain of what her future holds. Heading into the epicenter of her family and prime typhoon season for the Mariana Islands chain, the disquiet of her heart threatens to do more damage than any typhoon might inflict on Guam. Little does Liz know, the man featured in the newspaper would indeed unleash delicious torment rivaling even a Category 5 super typhoon.

Manny Artero is adamant about fighting for his island, his culture, and the rights of Guam’s Chamorro people, after having been fired from his teaching job. That is, until Liz walks up to him with her machete-wielding eyes and her undying respect for the American military. Manny had vowed never to risk his heart again and to become a more vocal activist, but this woman threatens to challenge all his intentions about love and life on Guam. Brushing off the safer choice, he plots a series of surprises to change her mind.

For Liz, becoming a doctor of medicine was supposed to be the right path, but her universe imploded when her training failed to save the life of the most important person in her world. Though a former US Marine, Manny could no longer accept the loss of land, rights, and freedom that Chamorros continue to suffer in their own homeland. Helpless against the strengthening attraction between them, Liz and Manny must face not only their opposing political views, but the storms stirring in their hearts and the very land upon which they stand.

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Liz stood still, blindfolded. Rearranging furniture? We haven’t gone in the house yet. Water tumbled against rock perhaps, not too far from her. The striking of a match. A whiff of smoke brushed by her nose. Soft music filled the air, but Liz couldn’t make out the words because she was on edge. His surprise must be out here.

“Almost done.”

She bit her lip and swayed side to side. I might regurgitate my lunch if he doesn’t hurry up. The sun had already set so whatever he was planning, he needed to be quick. “You have about killed me with all this secrecy.” After another minute, Liz felt Manny standing behind her.

“I hope you’ll think it was worth it. Ready?”

“Very.” Liz bit her bottom lip.

“Ai, nangga hit. Wait sa’ I need to close the light.”

Oh my God I’m going to burst. It took a moment for Manny to return to her side. Liz shivered even though it wasn’t cold. It was warmer where she stood. Wood crackled. A stronger scent of burning tångantångan wood filled the air. If she bit her bottom lip any harder her teeth would puncture the gum.

The blindfold fell away. She opened her eyes and her jaw hung open; not a word came out. Liz looked at Manny then back at the firepit in front of her, a low orange flame dancing. The sound of cascading water caught her attention again. A small statue of Sirena, Guam’s mermaid, sat atop a rock. It was set off to the far-right corner with water flowing around her in a waterscape. Liz looked up. Only dusk hung over them.

About the Author:
Born and raised on Guam, Paula Quinene continues to take pride in her Chamorro heritage. The Chamorros are the native people of Guam and the Mariana Islands. Paula, like many of her fellow islanders, left home to pursue a higher education. A resident of North Carolina since 2000, Paula’s homesickness has resulted in her Guam cookbooks, A Taste of Guam and Remember Guam, and her Guam romance novels, Conquered and Stormed.

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Website: https://www.paulaq.com/index.html
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Monday, June 1, 2020

Cover Reveal ~ Never Enough by Kristina M Sanchez

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At thirty-seven, Valentin Belmonte returned to his mother’s house with his tail between his legs. No surprise there. His life had been a long line of bad choices, failures, and trouble. Also returning home, freshly graduated and on the hunt for a job, was Mina Toussaint, the orphan Val’s mother and stepfather had taken in when he was already grown. She’d been the only person who’d ever really liked him, but he’d screwed that up a long time ago.

Mina’s adoptive family had treated her like the perfect princess and little girl they always wanted. Val was the only one who’d ever seen her for who she really was; she’d never wanted to be a princess. But after what happened when she was sixteen, she thought she hated him. Now, six years later, things were different. She wasn’t the child she’d been when she got so angry. The trouble was that Val hadn’t changed. He still saw her.

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