Temperature’s Rising Blog Tour

Looking for the perfect romance read for Valentine’s Day? Below, we’ve got excerpts from six of today’s best contemporary authors. And watch out as the heat level goes from sweet to sultry to downright sinful. Read on and get ready for your temperature to rise!

This weeks BookEnd ~Feb 8th-12th 2016~

Glasses of wine at the ready? Chocolate near by?
So, this week I am having a glass of Riesling and an entire heart box of Godiva!
Cause Valentines, that's why.

We had a pretty good week. Tanja dug her way out of the east coast snow and Kat's been playing catch up on her TBR list. We hope your week was a good one and you have some good wine and chocolate at hand too.

 Tanja will be reading The Obsession by Nora Roberts. set to release April 12th. She spent the week reading US by Sabrina Bowen and Elle Kennedy and Between Ghosts by Garrett Leigh.

 Kat is reading Assassin's Kiss (Watcher's Kiss Book 2) by Sharon Kay which is out now.

JR Ward put out a teaser/excerpt of The Beast on Goodreads! I can't wait for this one to hit the shelves. Rhage is one of my favorite brothers.
Kristen Ashley announce her latest book Bounty will be out April 18th and is currently up for pre-order.

Until September by Chris Scully ~Giveaway~

Hello! I’m Chris Scully. I’m thrilled to welcome you to my Until September blog tour! Join me at various tour stops, where I’ll be sharing some of the background of this novel, my thoughts on writing, and more. Comment on each stop to be entered in a drawing for a $20 Riptide gift certificate. Thanks for joining me on the tour!

As a teenager, Archie Noblesse clawed his way out of the poverty, heartache, and abuse of the reservation and left his family behind. Desperate to shake the shadow of his past, he reinvents himself as Archer Noble, an outspoken blogger and controversial author who lives only for himself. But when his beloved sister dies, Archer is saddled with guardianship of his niece and nephew.

Elementary school teacher Ryan Eriksson is devastated when his best friend Marguerite is killed, leaving her two young children orphaned. Helping Archer with his new responsibilities eases his grief, but when Archer offers him custody of the children, Ryan’s left with an impossible choice: get the family he’s always wanted, or respect Margie’s wishes and convince Archer to give parenting—and his heritage—a chance.

To buy time, Ryan promises to stay for the summer, hoping that Archer will change his mind and fall for the kids. But Archer’s reluctant, and the growing attraction between him and Ryan complicates matters. Legal decisions must be made, and soon, before Ryan returns to school. But with hearts involved, more than just the children’s future is on the line.

CHRIS SCULLY lives in Toronto, Canada. She grew up spinning romantic stories in her head and always dreamed of one day being a writer even though life had other plans. Her characters have accompanied her through career turns as a librarian and an IT professional, until finally, to escape the tedium of a corporate day job, she took a chance and began putting her daydreams down on paper.

Tired of the same old boy-meets-girl stories, she found a home in M/M romance and strives to give her characters the happy endings they deserve. She divides her time between a mundane 9-5 cubicle job and a much more interesting fantasy life. When she’s not working or writing (which isn’t often these days) she loves puttering in the garden and traveling. She is an avid reader and tries to bring pieces of other genres and styles to her stories. While her head is crammed full of all the things she’d like to try writing, her focus is always on the characters first. She describes her characters as authentic, ordinary people—the kind of guy you might meet on the street, or the one who might be your best friend.

Although keeping up with social media is still a struggle given her schedule, she does love to hear from readers.

Connect with Chris:

Email: cscully@bell.net

Leave a comment for a chance to win $20 in Riptide credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on February 13, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. Entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

Molly McAdams' TO THE STARS

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Molly McAdams’ TO THE STARS! TO THE STARS is a contemporary romance novel being published on February 9th by HarperCollins’ William Morrow Impulse imprint and is the second novel in Molly’s Thatch Series.

The SEAL's Rebel Librarian by Anne Calhoun

 Quickly becoming one of the top series I have read so far this year, the second book in the Alpha Ops series, The Seal’ Rebel Librarian, has just out-shinned its predecessor, The Seal’s Secret Lover. These novellas are short yet packed with amazing storylines and well written characters. You feel welcomed and a part of this world within moments of beginning each read.

Jack Powell is battling PTSD. He has found solace and comfort within the walls of a college library. It is within these dimly lit walls that he has taken notice of a certain librarian.

Erin Kent, librarian and divorcé, has created a bucket list of sorts. She wants to experience all the things she has desired to do all her life. Erin feels now is the time to make these changes and rally on. Life is moving forward and she’s not getting any younger.

Erin and Jack are exactly what each other needs at the best possible time. Fun, sexy, and an extraordinary ride!


Coming March 1st 
Pre-order on AMAZON

The second in the Alpha Ops novella series that features an alpha Navy SEAL and the librarian who brings him to his knees.

Jack Powell never planned on leaving the Navy, but his final mission as a SEAL left him with a tremor and a bad case of nerves. He's home, taking some college classes and trying to figure out what comes next when he meets Erin Kent, a divorced college librarian with an adventurous bucket list and a mission to get her ex-husband's voice out of her head. Jack guides Erin through skydiving and buying the motorcycle of her dreams, blithely accepting Erin's promise that their relationship is purely temporary. But when Jack gets the chance to go back into the shadowy world of security contracting, can he convince Erin to break her word and join him on the adventure of a lifetime?

*ARC provided by St.Martin's Press


From New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken.

Sexy Bastards Anthology

Book Title: Sexy Bastards Anthology
Genre: Steamy Romance (Biker and Bad Boy)
Publisher: Independent
Date of Publication: Feb 8

Superbowl Sunday Sexiness!

It's game day book peeps! To be honest, I watch the Superbowl for the commercials. What about you? Commercials, players or love of the game?

I WISH YOU WERE MINE by Lauren Layne

In Honor of Superbowl Winning Quarterback Jackson Burke, 
Enter to Win a  Ladies "TEAM" T-Shirt from 
Lady Fanatics Sports Apparel Winners Choice 
(up to $40.00 Value)

Divine Ecstasy (Guardians of the Realms #8) by Setta Jay

What happens when a god finds his soul mate resting in a coma? He wakes her the fuck up! LOL! Oh my lovely, sexy, funny, obnoxious Hades. I simply adore you. As soon as he realizes who Sacha is to him, it’s over. Kick out the hoes and change the sheets, ‘cause none will measure up to his beautifully broken Sacha.

Sacha, previously a slave to demented Gods, has never fully been able to let the trauma go. It’s a part of her fabric, her psyche. Waking up and finding out she now has a mate is both exhilarating and terrifying. What I love about Sacha is her thought process. No cat and mouse, no running away. She is a woman who understands fate and will meet her duties and lot in life head on. She knows this God will do whatever it takes to make her happy. She just has to figure out how to handle it.

Don’t ya just love it when the “bad boy” has to reign in his bravado and really figure out what his woman needs? And no, it’s not a chandelier (*Giggle snort*) He’s a God for crying out loud! I really enjoyed the humor in Divine Ecstasy. It felt more prevalent in this installment. I hope this is an added element that stays.

I have said it before and I will say it again: Jay is an author who is getting better every time she puts pen to paper. The sex gets better, the storyline is tight, and the plot most definitely thickens. I don’t see this series ending anytime soon; just more and more fans to follow it.

5 Stars


The slave of demented Gods, Sacha knew only a life of anguish and suffering until she was reborn as a Guardian of the Realms. Gifted with immense strength and rare abilities, she has spent thousands of years battling to protect the four Realms with her Guardian family. Time has allowed her to construct the perfect mask of calm and control so none can see the past shame and immense pain buried in the darkest recesses of her mind. Now, an encounter with a new and powerful enemy has left Sacha the victim of a poison induced coma that all are unable to heal. The last thing anyone imagines waking her is a God with the strength and potential to unravel her entire world.

As the most powerful of the Gods, Hades was awakened from the Creators’ enforced sleep to help the Guardians in their quest to find his heinous brother, Apollo. After a brutal battle with an unknown Goddess leaves him in need of healing he finds himself powerfully drawn into the room of a sleeping seductress. Her soul calls to him relentlessly, but if he surrenders himself to that connection and gives her the strength to heal, life as he knows it will end.

With their worlds unraveling and new threats at every turn will Sacha’s past destroy them? Or will she bring a God to his knees and lead them both into Divine Ecstasy.

Warning: Sexually explicit content, dirty language and Gods behaving badly.

Lili Valente's Bought by the Billionaire

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The Randy Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn

We're so excited to announce the upcoming release of The Randy Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn! Check out the gorgeous cover and don't forget to add it to your TBR!

Scheduled to release: April 12, 2016

Blind Reality by Heidi McLaughlin

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Happy Release Day to Heidi McLaughlin and her new book Blind Reality! Reality TV show fans - get ready to meet this amazing cast of characters! Enjoy a sneak peek into the book below and make sure to enter the giveaway too!
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J.S. Scott's The Sinclair Most Likely Blog Tour & Giftcard Giveaway

We are very excited to be working with bestselling author J.S. Scott on the release of her latest Sinclair Brothers novel The Billionaire's Touch.

Black by T.L. Smith

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