The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny #1) by Jeaniene Frost



The ability Frost has to create a story on paper that immediately has you immersed in a new world is just amazing to me. From the moment I met Ivy, her plight, emotions, and well-being encompassed me. It’s a good versus evil fight. Ivy is in the dark and secrets from her past and future are slowly revealed creating an action packed adventure into the unknown.

Adrian is a creature sent to either rescue or kill Ivy. When she proves to be worth saving, the instant physical connection is both confusing and otherworldly. Angel and demons, good and bad, light and dark: Can Ivy save her sister and save herself from betrayal along the way?  What can I say?

I am in love with this new series.

Another bright star in the world of PNR by Jeaniene Frost.

5 Stars
T~


Breathless: An Anthology

September 1st is finally here!
That means it is BREATHLESS release time!

12 authors bring you 12 amazing stories for a chance to raise awareness and money for The American Lung Association and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 100 % proceeds to be split evenly to both charities.



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Tempted by a Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton (Eternal Mates #3)

      
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Take the Heat by Skye Warren + More



Well….. my first thoughts after reading this: Fear and debasement and kinda scary too.

This is chock full of short stories from various authors. Wicked, deadly, seductive, awful, amazing, crazy, humiliating, sick, and blissful. How often do you get to use all those words together describing a book?

Like with any anthology it can be hard to review as the stories are all so short it is hard not to give anything away. So in keeping with that I will say: some stories made me instantly want to know more about the author and their series. Others made me do a big ‘ol “HELL NO” and some just creeped me out.

Do I recommend it? Sure. Is it for everyone? Uh, no. One thing is for sure though, after reading the teaser in the back from Skye Warrens’ Prison I am on book watch for a release date.

*Warning sexually explicit. Some stories depict Rape, Torture, BDSM, and Debasement.

4 Stars
T~

Here in My Heart: A Novella by Anna DeStefano

Super cute, super short novella from “new to me” author Anna DeStefano.
My first impression was that she is a solid writer. Great storyline and some really good characters had me liking this book.

I really liked the way we are introduced to the two main leads, Dru and Brad. It was instantly known that they had a past, and there was a hope of a real fight to get their future. However, I just didn’t really connect to this couple. Maybe it was due to the length of this novella or that we kind of had a parallel with some of the younger characters. I dunno.

Steam factor ranges around a three as we don’t entirely fade to black, but do. The ending is incredibly sweet and I did find myself enjoying this read.

3 Stars
T~

Pieces of Autumn by Mara Black

Pieces of Autumn photo autumnfinal-400_zpsd40add7d.jpg       ~ Book Synopsis ~
I wish I could tell you that I was stolen.
Kidnapped off the street in some third-world country, sold against my will, while a desperate family back home waited and prayed and talked about me on the news.
I wish I could tell you that, because then you might understand.
What really happened? I walked to my fate with my eyes wide open. But before you say I deserved whatever happened to me, you should know. I was desperate. I was alone. I was afraid for my life. You would have done the same thing.
I thought things couldn’t possibly get any worse.
But then, I woke up in darkness, unable to move. There was only one thing I was sure of: I wasn’t alone anymore.
And then I heard HIS voice...


Under His Protection (Red Stone Security #9) by Katie Reus

At a 175 pages, Under His Protection is a great way to spend the afternoon. It’s a great little mystery/thriller of a read. Quick and easy to pick up and put down, this book is perfect for what I call “waiting room reads”.

The case is not a puzzling one, as we change back and forth from the villain to our two main characters. It is written in third person so getting truly attached to these guys doesn’t really happen for me; however I did find them extremely likable.

All in all, a solid 3.5 star read.
T~







STRIKE by Jennifer Ryder ♥ RELEASE BLITZ

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~Cover Reveal~ Hot Ice by Lynn Raye Harris

  Release day is December 29, 2014!
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When fire and ice collide, you get steam…
Grace Campbell leads a privileged life. The daughter of a United States senator, she moves within the social circles of the rich and famous. But Grace is also a scientist, and when someone learns she possesses the knowledge necessary to create a new super virus capable of destroying entire nations, she becomes a target for terror groups and foreign governments alike.
Garrett “Iceman” Spencer didn’t join the Army’s elite Hostile Operations Team to babysit a spoiled rich girl, but when his superiors insist on assigning him to a senator’s daughter as her security detail, he has no choice but to comply.
It’s a shock to find that beneath the glasses and serious scowl, Grace Campbell burns hot. And Garrett, who’s been burned before, suddenly wants to immerse himself in the flames.
Keeping Grace alive—and keeping his hands off her—is a full-time job for this HOT soldier. Failure is not an option…


Sweet on You by Laura Drake (Sweet on a Cowboy #3)


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RUIN by C.D. Reiss ♥ COVER REVEAL

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Title: Ruin (Songs of Corruption, #2)
Author: C.D. Reiss
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: October 14, 2014
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Synopsis
What happens when a mob capo falls for a lawful woman?

Does he ruin her, or does she ruin him?

Do they live together, or die together?

This is Antonio Spinelli's story.

WARNING: This book contains delicious sex scenes with a hot man dirty-talking in Italian; women handling firearms and explosives; and scenes of violence with a crystal virgin Mary cigarette lighter.


Night Unbound by Dianne Duvall Blog Tour

New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author, Dianne Duvall, returns with the much-anticipated 5th book in her paranormal romance Immortal Guardians series, NIGHT UNBOUND!  

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The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

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In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate. Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse—her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's bound by an ancient legacy to betray her. Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn't mean he can change his fate…no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn't: that every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side and Adrian on the other. And nothing but ashes in between…





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Nichole Chase's RELUCTANTLY ROYAL Release Day

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We are beyond excited about the Release Day Launch of Nichole Chase's RELUCTANTLY ROYAL!! RELUCTANTLY ROYAL is a New Adult contemporary romance novel being published by HarperCollins Avon imprint and is the third book in Nichole Chase’s Suddenly Series. We love the swoony romance in these books and this one delivers in spades!

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Here's your chance to vote for the destination of Karina Halle's next novel! Enter this simple poll, and choose one of these three amazing locations: Almalfi Coast, South of France, Prague. Karina and her assistant will jet to the winning destination for a week-long, interactive adventure, where YOU can participate as they take part in all the fun tourist attractions you've chosen. The entire trip will be captured on video and with photos so you too can relish in this unforgettable experience. Cast your vote now! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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BROUGHT TO HIS KNEES Blog Tour




The Alpha male. Strong. In control. Letting no one and nothing rule him…until he meets the one, and all bets are off. The world tilts, the bed rocks, and suddenly that tough guy finds himself Brought to His Knees—in more ways than one.

This collection of ten hot to erotic novellas and one short erotic novel will take you on journeys of lust, love, and adventure, leave you breathless and quite possibly in need of a cold shower.
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IN HIS SHADOW by Tiffany Snow: Cover Reveal

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IN HIS SHADOW
Tangled Ivy Trilogy, book 1
by Tiffany Snow
Expected release: December 16, 2014
Publisher: Montlake Romance
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The Reasons to Stay by Laura Drake

 
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Where she belongs?

Free spirit Priscilla Hart doesn't get tied down, to anyone or any place. Then she arrives in Widow's Grove and meets her half brother. The ten-year-old tough guy has no one else but her. So Priss stay—for now.

But her sexy new landlord, Adam Preston, is interfering with her ideas. He's everything Priss normally steers clear of—committed, stable and no rebellious urges in sight. As opposite as they are, each conversation, each touch, each kiss they share feels so right. Can a little gangster-wannabe, an irresistible "nice" guy; and an odd assortment of new friends make Priss want to stay for good?


 
5 stars*****
Laura Drake never disappoints! She has a way of writing characters that you can easily connect with... and small town, slow moving romance fans will love this series!
In this story we re-visit Widow's Grove... the small town we came to know and love in book one of this series... Her Road Home... Her Road Home by Laura Drake Even though this is the second book in this series it is easily read as a stand alone.
I do love the female lead characters in this series so far. They are flawed but strong and independent. Priss was running from a less than happy childhood but finds her way to Widow's Grove after her mother passes away. There she meets her half brother Nacho and she finds herself in the difficult position of attempting to become a.. "parent". A frightening path for someone who doesn't like to stay in one place for very long. She also meets Adam, a middle class "nice" guy. Priss doesn't do nice guys but there is something irresistible about this small town pharmacist.
Adam is stuck in a rut himself... his past demons have him crippled with fear, especially when it comes to heights. He is drawn to Priss because of her courage and strength.
They each, in their own unique way, provide something for the other that is lacking and it doesn't take long for love to blossom.
Another bonus to Laura Drake is her inclusion of supporting characters that also win you over and tug at the heart strings. I love the way she takes these characters and intertwines little side stories to go along with the blooming romance.
Another enjoyable read by one of my favorite authors! And, in case you didn't know, she just won the RITA award for best first book for her cowboy romance novel called The Sweet Spot... The Sweet Spot (Sweet on a Cowboy, #1) by Laura Drake... One of my favorite cowboy romances! So, check it out if you like that genre.

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Sweet on a Cowboy series: 
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Hurricane Crimes by Chrys Fey



Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: eBook
Page Count: 51 (short story)
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press


 After her car breaks down, Beth Kennedy is forced to stay in Florida, the target of Hurricane Sabrina. She stocks up supplies, boards up windows, and hunkers down to wait out the storm, but her plan unravels when she witnesses a car accident. Risking her life, she braves the winds to save the driver. Just when she believes they are safe, she finds out the man she saved could possibly be more dangerous than the severe weather.Donovan Goldwyn only wanted to hide from the police, but the hurricane shoved his car into a tree. Now he's trapped with a beautiful woman while the evidence that can prove his innocence to a brutal crime is out there for anyone to find.As Hurricane Sabrina wreaks havoc, Beth has no other choice but to trust Donovan to stay alive. But will she survive, or will she become another hurricane crime?

Taking Control by Jen Frederick

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Release Date: September 8, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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The hotly anticipated sequel to Losing Control.

I thought I needed only one thing in my life–the money and power to crush one man. But the moment I laid eyes on Victoria Corielli, my thirst for revenge was replaced by my craving for her.

No rule would keep me away; no obstacle too large to overcome. Not her will, not our differing social positions, not my infamous past. When she lost everything, I helped her pick up the pieces. When she trusted me with everything, she sealed her fate.

I’ve convinced Victoria she can put her heart in my hands. Now I have to protect it–from her shady stepfather and my business rivals, from enemies known and hidden. I’ll do anything to keep her. And I might have to prove it, because now Victoria's risking more than her heart to be with me; she’s risking her life.

COMBUST by Tessa Teevan ♥ RELEASE BLITZ

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Three Little Birds by Carol E. Wyer

 
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 Humorous author, Carol E. Wyer has just taken launching a new book to a new level. To coincide with the forthcoming release of her seventh book, Carol will be taking on some unusual challenges including belly dancing, a ‘Bush Tucker’ trial, zorbing and zip lining while playing a kazoo and indoor skydiving. Carol says, “After completing the book I suddenly had an urge to have a go at some of the challenges that the characters face. So, I thought, why not? The inner child in me went crazy with delight and encouraged me to commit to a few mad challenges before I remembered how old I really am. It’s too late to back out now so, we’ll have to see how they work out.” The first challenge is in London at GoApe where she will attempt to zipline while playing a kazoo and try not to land on her publisher who is accompanying her. You can see the results at her blog or YouTube. Her latest release, Three Little Birds due out August 15th is a tale of friendship, self-discovery, romance and topped with lashings of the by now familiar humour we have come to expect from this author. 

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Three Little Birds is published by Safkhet Publishing and released August 15th
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Three Little Birds If your friend challenged you, would you dare?  

Charlie Blundell cannot get over the tragic death of her only daughter. She drifts between her job at the Art cafe and her hospital radio show, the only things which give her life purpose. Her best friend, the madcap Mercedes, cajoles Charlie into writing a 'carpe diem' list, but then swaps Charlie's list with her own. Now, each must complete the other's challenges, and the outcomes will astound both of them. The challenges begin as a series of relatively harmless, fun activities. Soon, though, the stakes increase when Charlie has to complete her challenges to save the hospital radio station. As the tasks become more demanding, a handsome stranger takes an interest in her, but he is not what he seems. One challenge causes a secret buried deep within her to surface, which may prove to be her undoing. Three Little Birds is a story of love, friendship and discovery, laced with hilarity and topped by a wickedly funny parrot called Bert.
 
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Carol E Wyer is an ex-teacher and linguist who lives in rural Staffordshire. Having written a series of educational yet amusing books for children, she turned her attention to the adult market in 2010 when her son flew from the nest. Her best-selling novels have won several awards for humour and much attention from the media. Since then, she has appeared on over thirty BBC radio stations, several international radio stations, NBC television and BBC Breakfast television discussing age-related subjects such as ‘Irritable Male Syndrome’. Her writing style has been described frequently by the media as 'witty' or 'humorous' and has even been compared to the acerbic wit of Jeremy Clarkson and the humour of Robin Williams. Carol has written articles for and featured in several national women’s magazines including Take A Break, Choice, Woman’s Weekly and Woman's Own who also wrote about her journey to becoming a best-selling author. Last year, she took a crash course in stand-up comedy and has performed her comedy talk Smile While You Still Have Teeth to sell-out audiences in Lichfield, The Black Country and will be on main stage the Isle of Wight Literary Festival in October along with big name celebrities, Alan Titchmarsh, Katie Price, Sheila Hancock and novelist Katie Fford. 

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ACES REDEMPTION by A.C. Bextor ♥ COVER REVEAL

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Author Spotlight ~Jewel E. Ann ~



 


About Jewel E. Ann

Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she's not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.


1.)    What is the most exciting thing that has happened so far in your latest release?
Does it give away the moment if I confess I’m answering this before it’s officially released? So while I’m waiting to answer with bestseller lists and rave reviews (fingers crossed) I have to say seeing my cover for the first time has been the most exciting part. I still get an embarrassingly huge grin on my face every time I look at it. Mae I Design is AMAZING!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
2.  We talk a lot here on KT Book Reviews about wine and chocolate, what’s your favs?
Dark chocolate is my obsession and I made it Addy’s too in Holding You—Allison’s Gourmet Vegan Truffles. It’s not as classy and please don’t hold it against me, but I usually prefer a cold bottle of beer over wine, but …. I do enjoy a nice glass of Riesling or wine in the form of Sangria.                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                   
3.  What is something you want your reader to know about your latest release?
It’s a standalone so there is NO CLIFFHANGER, LOL! Undeniably You is a steamy romantic comedy with a little less angst than the Holding You series, but still filled with deep emotions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
4.  What’s your favorite quote?
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” ~ Pablo Picasso

5.  What will be or has been your summer read? 


I’ve been writing! But I will have to check out One Night Promised - Jodi Ellen Malpas, and Ugly Love - Colleen Hoover. My sister tells me I need to read the Artists Trilogy - Karina Halle, so that too has made my TBR list.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 


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