Excerpt Reveal 2 : Toxic by Kim Karr

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By Kim Karr

Release Date: July 7, 2015

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Synopsis

New York Times bestselling author Kim Karr turns up the heat in a smoking hot, emotionally compelling romance that takes you into the world of Manhattan’s elite. Meet Jeremy McQueen, a sexy, intense, brooding entrepreneur who goes after what he wants, and Phoebe St. Claire, a socialite-turned-CEO who’s been drifting through life searching for something she thought she’d never find again–the right man to share her future.

Phoebe St. Claire has devoted herself to saving her family’s hotel empire–but her best efforts have not been good enough. With her whole world in turmoil, the tenacious go-getter turns to the once love of her life. Far from innocent, Jeremy McQueen was the guy from the wrong side of the tracks who her parents would never have approved of. Their years apart have only made the sexy bad boy more irresistible than ever–and their reunion is explosive.

When she asks Jeremy to help her salvage her family business, he agrees immediately, with only one condition–he wants her in his bed.

But soon surprising circumstances leave Phoebe reeling. Was this fairy tale romance just too good to be true? Will Jeremy’s secrets pull them apart all over again?

THIS IS A STANDALONE SECOND-CHANCE ROMANCE WITH NO CLIFFHANGER ENDING.

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Excerpt 2

Phoebe St. Claire

“We’re a good team you know.”

I lifted my head in question.

“We fit together well.”

Feeling naughty, I threw him a saucy look.

As expected, he smiled a rueful grin. “Not like that.”

My heartbeat went sky high but I contained the effect he had on me and raised a sensual brow.

“Well, yes like that, but I mean in business. We work well together.”

Call it hopeful expectation but I knew we would. Gratified, I relaxed back down against his chest and murmured, “We do,” before hitting play on the remote. It meant a lot to me that Jeremy valued my opinion when it came to business decisions. He’d confided in me about his plans for Jet Set and we had even discussed the best ways to grow membership as well as which cities would be ideal targets when he was ready to expand. I pondered our business savvy as he drew shapes on my back but when the movie started, I dedicated my attention to Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Sometime during the movie, we must have fallen asleep because a pounding on my door woke me up. “Stay here, it’s probably Mrs. Bardot wanting to see her dress on me. I’ll just tell her I’ll come by before we leave.”

“Sounds good,” he mumbled as he covered his head with the pillow. All the sex we’d been having was probably wearing him out. I knew it was me.

I opened my door to find Lily standing there.

“I kissed a girl,” she announced.

I simply blinked at her.

“And he liked it.”

I stepped aside for her to enter. “Preston?”

She traipsed over to the couch and flopped herself down. “Yes, Preston.”

I pulled a blanket off the back of the sofa and sat in the chair. “I thought you weren’t having sex?”

“We weren’t. That’s the point.”

“Lily, I’m just waking up. Help me out a little.”

She covered her face in her hands as she spoke. “After I got off the phone with you, I went to go find Preston. It was late and he wasn’t in his room. When I called him, he told me he was in the hotel bar. I went down there to find him sitting with a French woman who didn’t even speak English.”

I was confused. “What was he doing with her?”

“I asked him the same thing. He told me it was nothing. That he was just sitting with her. I asked why and he told me he had overheard my conversation with you and felt bad that I was feeling sexually frustrated. Well hello, I told him, he could fix it.”

I grimaced.

“At least I wasn’t sitting in the hotel bar staring at a dude like I might fuck him.”

“Is that what he had planned?”

“No! That’s when he told me he’d never cheat on me. She was for me, for us, not him. And then he asked me to kiss her.”

“And you did?”

“Yes, I did, to prove a point to him. I wanted him to know I was sick of this no sex thing and if he wanted me to show him just how sick of it I was, I would. So I brought her to our room and we sat on the couch and I kissed her. Then I stood up and looked at him and asked him if I’d proven to him how much I wanted him now.”

I pulled my legs up under my chin. “And he said what exactly?”

“That he wanted me to kiss her again.”

The situation wasn’t at all funny, but I had a hard time not laughing. It was just so unbelievable. “So what did you do?”

“Packed my stuff and left him there to stare at her as I caught the next flight back to New York City.”

“Did you ever think he might have a mechanical problem and was looking for a way to . . . you know,” Jeremy was standing in my bedroom door looking yummy, all sleepy and crumpled.

Lily’s eyes shot to his. “To get it up?”

Jeremy cleared his throat. “Yeah.”

She looked at him deep in thought. “Why would he have a problem like that? He never has before.”

Jeremy shrugged. “Stress, medication, I’m really not sure. I’ve just heard it happens.”

“We have been under a lot of stress,” she admitted.

Jeremy walked toward me and put his hands on my shoulders, massaging them.

I sighed and leaned forward.

“St. Claire, focus on me.”

I laughed. I had really missed her. “You need to talk to him. Ask him about it.”

“What if he says yes? Then what? I have sex with a girl to see if he can get off?”

“Men do like girl on girl action.”

I cranked my head around. “Jeremy!” I scolded.

“I’m just being honest.”

I narrowed my eyes at him. He raised his palms. “Not me of course.”

Lily jumped up. “I have to run. I have to talk to Preston and find out what’s going on. I’ll call you,” she yelled as she slammed my door.

“What if that’s not the problem?” I asked Jeremy.

He plopped on the couch. “At least it will get them talking.”

I had to laugh.

That it would.

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kim karr bioI live in Florida with my husband and four kids. I’ve always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, I wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. I went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise my family. I currently work part-time with my husband and full-time embracing one of my biggest passions—writing.

 

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Blog Tour + 5 Star Review + Giveaway: Beautiful Little Fool by K.K. Hendon

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Beautiful Little Fool

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By K.K. Hendin

Synopsis

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Eighty seven billion dollars.

One dead New York business mogul.

No heirs.

No wives.

No relatives.

Eighty seven billion dollars.

Not hers yet.

He doesn’t deserve them.

He doesn’t know what to do with them.

She does.

She always has.

Eighty seven billion dollars.

He’s overwhelmed.

She’s prepared.

That will should have had her name.

Not his.

Eighty seven billion dollars.

His looks are a bonus.

Her looks are her weapon.

He’s fighting a losing battle against his heart.

He doesn’t know it yet.

Eighty seven billion dollars.

She gets everything she wants.

He’s what she wants.

Love has nothing to do with it.

To get to where you’re going, sometimes you need to step on a few people to get there.

Good thing her heels are sharp.

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Michel’s Review

Beautiful Little Fool by K.K. Hendon is one of those books that you are either going to like or hate.  It is not a romance.  It is more of a dark thriller or psychological thriller.  When I finished the book I questioning what I had just read.  I didn’t particularly enjoy the book but at the same time I could not put it down.  It was like driving past a horrific accident and fighting the impulse to look. Rather than turning away you ended up staring with morbid curiosity. I had to ponder on this story for a few days before I could formulate my thoughts to write a spoiler free review.

Beautiful Little Fool is masterfully written.  The author wove a very complex plot that was meticulously executed.  The twists and turns will keep the reader guessing.  The final revelations will be a complete shock.  The characters are well developed and play their roles to perfection.

It was very hard to like the main characters in this book.  Neither one had qualities that a reader could invest in.  On the other hand, their story was fascinating.

Ellis Carrington, the hero was the unlucky guy that was born under the wrong star.  Nothing could of changed his destiny.  He went from being an ordinary guy to a ruthless billionaire within moments when he inherited 87 billion dollars from Harold Feingold.  The power and money affected him and changed his character.  He suddenly had money and power.  The only thing left to conquer was Cedar Reynolds, the most desirable woman in New York City.

Cedar Reynolds is the Queen of New York City.  She is rich, smart,powerful, and exceptionally beautiful.  She was  billionaire Harold Feingold’s protege.  She should of inherited his empire and 87 billion dollars.  Now she will do anything to acquire this money.  Even sacrificing herself to Ellis Carrington.  After all she is Cedar Reynolds, the woman everyone wants to be.

The story begins with Harold Feingold passing away and the mystery of who will be heir to his empire.  No one knows what his last will and testament contain.  The one thing for certain is his last wishes will be carried out to perfection.  He is still the most powerful man even from the grave.  His power has no limits.

This book shocked me.  Even though it was not my cup of tea, it was a very good book. If you are looking for a romance, this is not the book for you.  If you are looking for a book where there is redemption, this is not the book for you.  If you are looking for a book to mess with your mind and twist your thoughts, read this book.  This is a psychological thriller that was written with perfection.

 

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Author Bio:

 

KK Hendin’s real life ambition is to become a pink fluffy unicorn who dances with rainbows. But the schooling for that is all sorts of complicated, so until that gets sorted out, she’ll just write. Preferably things with angst and love. And things that require chocolate. She’s the author of the NA contemporaries HEART BREATHS and ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG.

THIS MUCH SPACE is the second book in her new series, TWELVE BEATS IN A BAR.

KK spends way too much time on Twitter (where she can be found as @kkhendin), and rambles on occasion over at www.kkhendinwrites.blogspot.com.

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Lauren Blakely Special Edition Post + Two Giveaways!

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ABOUT SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS:

A sexy, suspenseful new romance novel from Lauren Blakely, author of the New York Times Bestselling Seductive Nights series….

She was the one who got away…

Ten years ago, Brent Nichols let the love of his life slip through his fingers. It’s his greatest regret, especially since she’s all but disappeared. But when the gorgeous and captivating woman walks into his life unexpectedly, he’s determined to win her back. Whatever it takes, he won’t make the same mistake twice.

Easier said than done…

Shannon Paige has hardened her heart to the man she was once engaged to be married to. After the way he left, and after the hell she’s been through with her checkered family, there’s no way she’s letting him into her life again. The problem is, the second she sees him, he’s more handsome and charming than before. And she’s torn between wanting to fight with him and wanting to sleep with him – maybe both. Soon they fall into each other’s arms, consumed with a desire that burns through the years.

But if these two fiery lovers are going to have a real second chance at this kind of intense, passionate, bone-deep love, he’ll have to give her his whole heart, and she’ll have to give up all the secrets from her messy past.

And that messy past is about to spill over into her carefully constructed present…

SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS is book one in SINFUL NIGHTS, a four-book series. Each book will follow a new couple.

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Kelley’s Review

Sweet Sinful Nights has it all!! Action, intrigue, suspense and off the charts steaminess. Brent is a man who knows how to please a woman and regrets ever walking away from Shannon all those years ago. He put his career first but not a day goes by that he does not think of her. He even gets back on stage for one night in hopes that his performance will end up on the internet and that Shannon will see it. Brent broke Shannon’s heart and she has never fully healed. She focused on her career instead and became an outstanding success. When Brent and Shannon cross paths again years later the chemistry between them is off the charts. Will physical attraction be enough to try again? Or when the going gets tough will Brent walk away and wound her all over again?

Everyone knows by now that Lauren writes some extremely hot and sizzling romance. The Seductive Nights Series set panties on fire everywhere. So of course we would expect that the sexy brother of Clay Nichols would be smoking hot dirty talker and of course he is but there is so much more to Brent than meets the eye. He never stopped loving Shannon and his compassion for her brought me to tears. It’s not about the gifts you can give someone. It’s about what you do when someone needs you and can’t tell you that they do. It’s knowing the one you love better than they know themselves. Shannon has a dark past that only Brent has ever know about. She has stayed away from relationships because she did not want to explain the demons her family was dealing with. Brent was the sunshine that brought her out of the darkness and it does not take her very long to realize she wants her sunshine back but she kept a big secret from Brent and knows when he finds out it might just be the end of the Brent and Shannon show.

I laughed, cried, and fanned myself. I am so excited to read this new series. Lauren has created a sexy romantic suspense series that is going to have readers everywhere questioning what the real truth is. This story has an HEA but it also has a mystery that is not solved and I don’t believe will be solved anytime soon. I am looking forward to meeting Shannon’s sexy brothers individually in this series starting with Ryan in Sinful Desire!! Bravo Lauren on the start of new series.

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What is the worst thing one of your pets have ever done?
A very beloved dog of mine once ate all of the seatbelts in my car
Where did you go to elementary school?
In New Paltz, Conn.
What is your favorite color?
Purple!
Where did you meet Mr. Lauren Blakely?
It’s kind of a funny story. My father inadvertently set us up. I was looking for work as TV news producer and my husband worked in local news, so my dad suggested I talk to him for job advice. My dad had known him and worked with him for a few years. Of course, the inadvertent set-up was made all the more amusing by the fact that my father once told him I was an actress and sent him a headshot of a soap star from As The World Turns, and my husband hung that on his fridge for a few years, thinking it was me :)
Of all of the books you have written which one is your favorite?
The one I’m writing! Well, it has to feel that way to keep on writing! Aside from that, I would say 21 Stolen Kisses.
What is your all time favorite song?
What I did for Love from Chorus Line. I Know Him So Well from Chess. Black from Pearl Jam.
That was 3.
What is your favorite dessert?
Chocolate chip cookie
What was the make and model of the first car you ever owned? 
A mitsubishi precis with no air conditioning when I lived in Miami. Talk about roughing it!
Where is the most interesting place you have ever visited?
China.
How do you put on your socks?  Right foot first or Left foot first?
Right all the way!
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What is the worst thing one of your pets have ever done?
Ate my homework.
Where did you go to elementary school?
I went to Dean A Naldrett with a bunch of military brats.
What is your favorite color?
Purple.
Where did you meet Mr. Lauren Blakely?
Love N Vegas (LOL).
Of all of the books you have written which one is your favorite? 
I have not written a book but if I had to pick one of yours I think Ben Fox: Squirrel Zombie Specialist at Your Service would be number one.
What is your all time favorite song?
Carry on My Wayward Son by Kansas performed on Supernatural the Musical.
What is your favorite dessert?
Any type of creme brule.
What was the make and model of the first car you ever owned? 
1988 Dodge Omni.
Where is the most interesting place you have ever visited?
Frank Lloyd Wright’s house in Scottsdale, AZ.
How do you put on your socks?  Right foot first or Left foot first?  
I most definitely put my socks on the right foot first.

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Author PhotoAbout Lauren Blakely:

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, shethinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Caught Up in Love, Seductive Nights, No Regrets and Fighting Fire. She recently released Forbidden Nights, a standalone novel in her New York Times Bestselling Seductive Nights series that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. Her next book is 21 Stolen Kisses, a new adult romance filled with angst and romantic tension, releasing in May. This summer she’ll release Consumed by You, her next title in her NYT Bestselling Fighting Fire series about sexy firemen and the women they love, and Sweet Sinful Nights, the first book in her new series Sinful Nights. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, text BLAKELY + your email address to 678-249-3375 (please use the actual + sign).

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Heroes of Summer Blog Hop: One Winner! 25 Signed Paperbacks + $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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6 Star Review + 2015 Favorite + Giveaway: Wasted Lust by J. A. Huss

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Wasted Lust

A 321 Spin Off Novel

By J. A. Huss

Release Date : June 25, 2015

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Synopsis

A GIRL WITH REGRETS…

 

Sasha Cherlin died the night she let Nick Tate walk out on her for a life of crime. Her very essence was destroyed when they broke their promise to one another.

 

A MAN WITH REMORSE…

 

Nick Tate made his choice with her future in mind. He loved Sasha enough to know that leaving her behind was the only way to keep her safe.

 

A PATH TO REVENGE…

 

Special Agent Jax Barlow understands the bond of love and he plans to use it to get justice. Nick and Sasha will do anything to rewrite their past. He’s counting on that to bring them down.

 

Wasted Lust is a 321 spin-off, full-length, romantic suspense filled with lies, secrets, and the power of redemption by the New York Times bestselling author, JA Huss.

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Nick is an idiot.

But I can’t fault him for it. If he had realized Sasha’s true worth—aside from killing and secret information—she’d still be his. She’d probably be dead because of it too.

My hatred for him dims a little. I will never like that man. Ever. But he left Sasha for a reason, I think. He left her because she was too good for him. She was pure and he was corrupt. I have a feeling that leaving her behind was as purposeful a move as any of the others he’s made throughout the years.

But why?

Does he love her? Is she the missing woman? She can’t be. Sasha freely admits she has not heard from or talked to him in a decade and I believe her.

So who is the woman who lured him back to the States six years ago? Sasha would’ve been just graduating high school. Her passport shows she was in New Zealand with her family that summer after graduation. So if he didn’t come to see her, then who?

This mystery has plagued me for years. Why does one of the FBI’s most wanted criminals leave Central America and come back to the US when he’s got a powerful position in a Honduran gang to protect him at home?

Why risk it?

For the job?

No. It can’t be that simple. Nothing about this guy is simple.

Did he lie to Sasha? Was he really her promise? It’s convenient that her father and his, the only two men who could substantiate the claim he made, are both dead.

I ponder this until we reach the airport. And by that time, Sasha is sleeping so deeply, she doesn’t even wake up when I pick her up in my arms and walk her up the stairs. I take her to the back of the plane and place her on the bed. “Sasha,” I whisper softly in her ear.

“Hmmm?” she moans back.

“Let’s take off your coat.”

“Mmmm.” She moves just enough for me to get her coat off, and then she turns over and falls back asleep with her hands bunching the pillow up to her face.

I stand there and smile down at her. Just smile. She’s so fucking adorable. And I’m starting to regret that rash decision to have sex with her in the car. You only get one first time. This one was pretty good as far as first times go. But still… I should’ve waited. Made it more romantic and less primal.

I lean down and kiss her on the head and then I walk out, leaving the lights off so she can get some rest. I go all the way up front to the business end of the plane and take a seat at the table.

“Drink, sir?” Essie asks.

“Sure. Brandy, if you’ve got it. You the only one on staff tonight?”

“No, the other girls are chatting in the galley. But if you want them, I can get them.”

“No, let them chat. I’ve got everything I need and I can use the quiet time.”

“Very good, sir,” she says, placing a snifter with two fingers of brandy in front of me on the table. “Just call if you need anything.”

I need a lot of things. But nothing Essie can help with. So I won’t be calling for her. I just drink my brandy and think about Sasha. I think about picking her up again and carrying her to the car that will be waiting for us when we land. I hope she doesn’t wake up.

Mostly because I want to carry her again. I loved that feeling. Her soft body against my hard one. But also because I’m not taking her home. And when she figures that out, she’s gonna be pissed.

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Just some general info about this book and how it relates to the rest of my books:
This is a story about Sasha Cherlin who appears in Slack, Come, Come Back, Coming For You, 321 (unnamed at the very end), and Meet Me In The Dark. It CAN be read as a standalone, but readers should be aware that this book is meant to be “The End” for Sasha and her life in the Company. Wasted Lust occurs ten years after Coming For You, two years after Meet Me In The Dark and AT THE SAME TIME as 321, so it is a parallel book, and although there are no real spoilers for 321 (I was very careful to avoid them) the plots converge in the middle of Wasted Lust. I would consider this to be a traditional romantic suspense and it is not dark.

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Michel’s Review

Wow!  Fans of the Rook and Ronin series, the Dirty, Dark and Deadly series, the Three, Two, One  novel and Meet Me In The Dark novel have been waiting for this book.  Wasted Lust is Sasha Cherlin-Aston’s book.  This book is the grand finale  of all these books combined. I say this loosely because of there are probably some surprises in store. Wasted Lust was SUPERB!

J. A. Huss is a brilliant writer.  Her books are loaded with thrilling dark suspense, high octane action, and erotic romance.  She meticulously delivers a complex plot that has unpredictable twists and turns.  Her characters are very complex individuals with unique talents and personalities. Each character, whether they are the main character or secondary character, captures the reader’s full attention.  Readers instantly become connected with the characters, immersed in their stories, and invested in the entire multiple series.  She very carefully ties all of these characters together and brings their world to life.  There are no six degrees of separation in this series, it is more like six degrees of connections.

We met Sasha Cherlin when she was thirteen years old in Slack: A Day In The Life of Ford Aston.  She quickly became a prominent character in the ongoing books.  In the Dirty, Dark, and Deadly series, Sasha became a prominent player.  She was a Company child, a highly specialized child assassin.  Her involvement with the major players in the Dirty,Dark, and Deadly series set the tone for Meet Me In The Dark.

After the Company was taken down, Sasha was not only left orphaned but also left without a real identity. She is no longer a lethal assassin, she is just a lost kid. Ford Aston adopted her and made her a part of his family.  Her teen years were spent adjusting to a normal family life, becoming a carefree teenager, adjusting to society, and having a healthy existence.  Although she has adjusted pretty well, she is still haunted by her former life in the Company.  She has made great strides to leave her old life behind. She has become a strong young woman pursuing a PHD degree in Anthropology.  Her life is on a positive path after ten years of struggling to become normal.  She finally feels like she has put that life behind her until the past comes back to haunt her.

Coming back from a dig in South America she is waylaid by the FBI because of her connection to Nick Tate.  Nick Tate was also a Company kid.  He was her promise.  He betrayed her ten years ago and left her behind.  Now he’s back and according to the FBI he is hunting her.  The FBI wants her to work with them.  Agent Jax Barlow, from the Three,Two, One novel, wants her for himself.  He sees the scared kid, the intelligent scholar, the dangerous assassin, and sensual woman that is wrapped in the package known as Sasha Aston.  His desire for her goes beyond capturing the most wanted fugitive.  He wants Sasha, the whole package with all the wrappings.

As the secrets begin to resurface and the Company’s tentacles begin to reach out, it is clear that Sasha’s life is in danger.  She is no longer the ruthless assassin she once was.  She has learned what fear truly means.  She is also dealing with the old hurts that came from Nick betraying her.  Jax vows to keep Sasha safe and alive.  Sasha doesn’t think that Jax can accomplish this.  He has no idea how ruthless and far reaching the Company is.  He has no clue as to how dangerous Nick Tate is.  He has no clue how dangerous Sasha Cherlin is.

As Jax and Sasha take on this high profile case they will learn that there is more at stake than their hearts.  They will learn that they have to completely trust and depend on one another.  Sasha will learn that she has wasted her lust.

This is the most emotional novel that J.A. Huss has written.  The reader gets a true insight to Sasha Cherlin.  It will tear at your heart strings and bring you to tears.  This young woman will capture your heart.

Wasted Lust is full of surprises.  The Company is once again pulling out their secret weapons and is determined to win.  All of the characters from these series are in danger.

This book is not only emotional, it is very erotic.  The sizzling chemistry between Sasha and Jax is scorching hot.  Their passion has turned the pages into flames.

Although this is the grand finale I have a feeling that J.A. Huss is going to keep all of these characters alive.  Their children are their legacy.  They have stories too.

I highly recommend Wasted Lust.  It should not be read as a stand alone novel.  I would recommend reading all of the series.  They are addicting.  If you choose to read Wasted Lust as a stand alone novel, I can guarantee you will be going back and one clicking all of these books.

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Reading Order:

Rook and Ronin Series

Tragic- Amazon

Manic – Amazon

Panic – Amazon

Slack – Amazon

Taut – Amazon

Bomb –Amazon

Guns – Amazon

Dirty, Dark, and Deadly Series

Come- Amazon

Come Back – Amazon

Coming For You – Amazon

Novels

Three, Two, One – Amazon

Meet Me In The Dark – Amazon

Wasted Lust – Amazon

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Author Bio:

JAJ. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.

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Review: Arrow’s Hell by Chantal Fernando – The Wind Dragons MC series – Book 2

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Wind Dragons MC – Book 2

By Chantal Fernando

Release Date: June 16, 2015

Synopsis

From bestselling author Chantal Fernando, the second book in a sexy romance series featuring the bad boys of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club and the women who fall in love with them.

Being the younger sister of a Wind Dragons MC member isn’t as great as you’d think it would be.

I can’t escape the details of my brother’s exploits. No one tells me anything. Men who know who I am tend to stay away from me.

And worst of all: the members of the MC are off-limits.

When Arrow catches my eye, I make it my mission to make him happy again.

When I fall head over heels in love with him, I just hope he will be there to catch me. And that my brother doesn’t kill him…

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Michel’s Review

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Biker Romance.  The Wind Dragons MC series by Chantal Fernando caught my attention when I read the first book, Dragon’s Lair.  I quickly became immersed into the Wind Dragon’s MC and their world.  This series is a bit different than most Biker Romance series.  This series focuses on the members of the MC and their personal lives rather than the MC itself.  It is not the hardcore, gritty, and violent representation of the club as we experience in most biker romance books.  Yes the Wind Dragon’s are as tough and violent as most Biker series.  The difference is that the author focuses on the individual and is not as graphic with their club business.  The implications are perfectly clear and the reader gets the message that these guys are as tough as any other MC.  The guys in the Wind Dragons MC are just as tough, ruthless, and powerful as any other biker.  What we get to see is their other side.  Not only does the reader get to experience the comradery and brotherhood, we get to know these guys personally.  We get a strong sense of their background, their family, and their personal motivations.  We get inside their heads and get a true view of their hearts.  This series definitely captured my full attention.

We met Arrow in Dragon’s Lair and his story was just beginning.  He ruthlessly murdered the president of their rival MC after that MC murdered the woman he loved.  He paid for his crime and served his time in prison.  At the end of the book he was being released from prison.

Arrow did not leave prison the same man he was before the attack that left Mary dead.  He has no remorse for his crime.  He still suffers from the guilt of Mary’s death.  Although he is home with his brothers and family , he is still mentally isolated from his brothers.  He is all in as far as the club is concerned but completely alone when it comes to his personal side.  When he meets Rake’s younger sister Anna his outlook on life is about to change.  This strong beautiful woman has what it takes to be an old lady.  She has what it takes to unfreeze Arrow’s heart.  First he will have to let go of his guilt and unhealthy dedication to Mary’s memory.  He will have to open his eyes and see that he is still alive and that he needs to live his life.  Anna is worth it.

There are still a multitude of problems and grievances with their rival MC.  The issues are escalating and he is fearful that history is going to repeat itself once again.  He doesn’t know if he is strong enough to survive it again.

As Arrow and Anna’s relationship takes on it’s wings, their love will soar.  Anna has what it takes to be Arrow’s woman and a part of the Wind Dragons.

Arrow’s Hell kept me captivated.  I am enjoying this series and very excited for the next book.  I can’t wait for Tracker’s End.  Read this series.

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The Wind Dragons MC Series

dragon's lairDragon’s Lair – Book 1

The first in a new sexy romance series from bestselling author Chantal Fernando about the bad boys of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club and the women who fall in love with them.

When I found my boyfriend cheating on me, I did something stupid.

Or should I say, someone?

Because of that mistake, I’m now stuck in a world I don’t belong in.

I’m a law student. They’re criminals. He’s the vice president of a motorcycle club. I’m a good girl with a strict upbringing. He’s my ex-boyfriend’s brother.

And I’m screwed.

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arrowshellArrow’s Hell – Book 2

Release Date: June 16, 2015

From bestselling author Chantal Fernando, the second book in a sexy romance series featuring the bad boys of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club and the women who fall in love with them.

Being the younger sister of a Wind Dragons MC member isn’t as great as you’d think it would be.

I can’t escape the details of my brother’s exploits. No one tells me anything. Men who know who I am tend to stay away from me.

And worst of all: the members of the MC are off-limits.

When Arrow catches my eye, I make it my mission to make him happy again.

When I fall head over heels in love with him, I just hope he will be there to catch me. And that my brother doesn’t kill him…

Buy: Amazon / B & N / ITunes / Kobo

trackersendTracker’s End – Book 3

Release Date: August 11, 2015

The third in a sexy romance series from the bestselling author of Saxon and Toxic Girl about the bad boys of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club and the women who fall in love with them.

Tracker is everything I’ve ever wanted.

I see him. I’ve watched time change him.

I’ve been patient, but he still hasn’t noticed me. Not the way I want him to. The more time I spend with the MC, the more I understand.

When you want something, you have to take it. You have to fight for it.

And Tracker is more than worth fighting for…

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Author Bio:

chantal fernandoNew York Times, Amazon & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is twenty seven years old and lives in Western Australia.

Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon’s Lair, Maybe This Time and many more.

When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.

Chantal loves to hear from readers and can be found here:

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Blog Tour + 5 Star Review + Giveaway: Searching For Always by Jennifer Probst

 

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SEARCHING FOR ALWAYS Synopsis:

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jennifer Probst sparks a blissful mind-body connection as her “sexy, satisfying” (Kirkus Reviews) new series continues!

She’s an expert in helping others de-stress, but Arilyn Meadows is running on fumes. Along with her job counseling singles seeking soul mates at the Kinnections agency in Verily, New York, she’s a yoga teacher, animal shelter volunteer, anger management therapist, and helping hand to her beloved grandfather. No time to find Mr. Right—but after discovering her yogi boyfriend in a compromising asana, Arilyn would rather dog-sit for her honeymooning friend Kate than risk her heart on another downward dog. And when police officer Stone Petty—radiating masculinity and bad-boy attitude—is sent to her for mandatory lessons in cooling off when the job gets too hot, Arilyn vows to ignore his seductive glances and sexy grin. But there’s no halting their sizzling flirtation—a red-hot, high-speed chase that’s breaking all the limits.

 

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Michel’s Review

Who says opposites don’t attract.  Jennifer Probst proved that the old saying is null and void.  Searching For Always is the fourth book in the Searching For Series.  It can be read as a stand alone novel or in series order.  This book is a delightful romance of true opposites that find that love is truly the “zen” for life.

Arilyn is your classic “new age” woman.  She lives her life clean and keeps her life stress free.  She turns to meditation rather than harboring anger, pain, and toxic energy.  Because of living this way she has helped many people learn to de stress and manage their lives with a more peaceful outlook. She craves a man that lives his life with the same kind of balance that she has in her own life.  But beneath her peaceful mantra, she is still a woman that wants hot blooded passion in her life.  When she meets Officer Stone Petty she is going to be turned inside out.  He is the kind of man that disrupts the soul, stirs her secret desires, and keeps her on her toes.

After she catches her yoga instructor boyfriend in a new compromising position that isn’t in the yoga guidebook all bets are off.  She would rather dog sit than risk her heart again.  But she is sent a client that needs anger management for his job, she is going to learn some new lessons herself.  This sexy bad boy cop is going to take her peaceful life and turn into the hottest sexy chaos she has secretly craved.

These two will drive each other crazy in both the good and bad kind of way.  They may live by very different mantras in life but the one thing they do have in common is the sizzling hot chemistry between the sheets.

Once again Jennifer Probst has delivered a fun, refreshing , sizzling hot romance  that keeps the reader glued to the pages.  This book is not only entertaining but also unpredictable.  This couple will teach the readers the true meaning of ying and yang in the romance world.

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Jennifer Probst

Jennifer Probst – Bio:
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at http://www.jenniferprobst.com.

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