Saturday, March 24, 2018

Release Blitz: Surprise Delivery (Hearts & Health #5) by DJ Jamison (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Length: 68,000 word approx

Hearts & Health Series


Dr. Casper Rollins knows how to have fun. The love of his life, Kage Myers, lived every moment to the fullest before he died. Now, Casper goes skydiving, mountain-climbing or on other adrenaline-soaked adventures when he wants to feel closer to his lost love.

Medical director Eric Holtz is married to his work -- so much so his husband left him. But when his niece shows up, pregnant and in need of an ally, Eric suddenly has family again. Unfortunately, her obstetrician, Casper Rollins, is sexy enough to turn Eric into a blushing adolescent.

What begins as a game to break Eric of his workaholic tendencies escalates into scorching sex and feelings that can't be ignored. Casper never planned to give his heart to anyone other than Kage, and Eric won't accept anything less.

If these two want a future, they'll have to embrace the lesson Kage taught Casper long ago: You only live once.

Blog Tour: Bones of Belief (The Chronicles of Darius) by Jess Thomas (Excerpt)


Book Title: Bones of Belief (The Chronicles of Darius, Book 13)

Author: Jess Thomas

Publisher: Self-Published

Cover Artist: Jess Thomas

Genre/s: M/M Romance

Length: 111,215 words/645 pages

Release Date: March 1, 2018


The Jewel has many protectors and a large family, but it still isn't complete. Trend, a white wizard, is in limbo and can be seen only by Vega, Enif, and Darius. Dorian, one of the newest clan members, can only hear him and none of them are able to tell anyone else about him. Darius knows he needs Trend to help complete the family and fulfill his destiny. He desperately wants to have him home, but there is a major problem, Hippson's timeline. Meanwhile, Trend's mate, Grendolin, has searched everywhere he knows in order to find him, including some very dark places, with no luck, but he never lost hope, never lost his belief that he will be with his true mate one way or another.

Can Darius beat the timeline? Must he follow the wishes of those in power who think they know better?

Darius's quest of self-discovery continues as his talents grow to astounding proportions. Even the mighty Hippson and Bunthar don't know what to make of Darius's abilities or what the dreaded timeline holds for the Jewel, his mate, and the rest of the clan.

Become part of Darius's clan and share his continuing journey in Bones of Belief.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Blog Tour: Scoring Off The Field (WAGS #2) by Naima Simone (Review+Giveaway)

Scoring off the Field

by Naima Simone 
WAGS, #2 
Publication Date: March 12, 2018 
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Brazen, Contemporary, Romance, Sports Romance, Standalone


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Tennyson Clark is getting a life. First step: quitting her job as assistant to Dominic Anderson, star quarterback for the Washington Warriors, her best friend … and the man she’s been secretly in love with for years. But since the gorgeous, if overprotective playboy has only ever seen her as his BFF, she’s finally ready to relinquish her tattered fantasy and move on. Enter steps two and three: new job and new man.

Football is Dominic's life, and with his contract soon up for renewal, all his focus needs to be on the game. But Tennyson—dependable, logical Tennyson— is making that next to impossible with her mysterious new job and her sudden interest in online dating. He doesn’t do relationships. But the thought of another man touching her sexier-than-hell curves has him suddenly wanting more from his best friend.

Indulging in hot, dirty, what’s-my-name sex with no strings and lots of benefits is simple, uncomplicated…until it’s not.


Release Day Blitz: Nobody's Prince Charming by Aimee Nicole Walker (Excerpt)

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RELEASE DATE: 03.23.18

Nobodys Prince Charming Cover


Fire and ice. Oil and water. Vodka and decisions. That’s what Darren McCoy and Wren Davison are: two opposites that shouldn’t mix well. Dare believes in fairy tales, true love, and happily ever after. Wren believes in fast cars, freedom, and no-strings sex. What can these two men possibly have in common? A magnetic pull strong enough to obliterate logic and reason.

For more than a year, Dare and Wren have worked together at the Curl Up and Dye Salon. Dare has pursued the mysterious, brooding man, and Wren has resisted his provocative charm. Then one day, something happens that allows the men to see each other in a new light. Wren learns that Dare hides a heavy heart behind his brilliant smile. Dare realizes that beneath Wren’s gruff exterior beats the heart of a prince.

Passions ignite once the men stop fighting their attraction, but will it be enough to overcome their differences? Is Wren the prince that Dare is looking for? Can Dare teach Wren that true love does exist?

Nobody’s Prince charming is a modern-day fairy tale where some princes ride Harleys, and castle walls are built to scale. It is the third book in the Road to Blissville series but can be read as a standalone book. This book contains sexually explicit material and is intended for adults eighteen and over.

Review Tour: Livingston (Trenton Security Book 1) by J.M. Dabney (Excerpt)

RELEASE DATE: 03.06.18

Cover Design: RESSE DANTE


He was the Beast without the escape clause.

Francis “Liv” Livingston was a beast. No matter if he wore a perfectly tailored suit or if he was in his tactical gear, people avoided looking at him. He was always first to volunteer for the jobs only a person with a death wish wanted. Tomorrows weren’t guaranteed. His boss had come to him and told him he needed him for a job. Linus knew the jobs he liked, but when he opened the file, it all went to hell.

Beauty was only skin deep.

Fielding Haskell made his way in the world on his looks. He’d earned his first film role before he could read a script. He didn’t want the fame. He wanted to go to college. He wanted a man who didn’t look at him and see how pretty he was. Unfortunately, a so-called fan only cared how attractive he was, and it earned him a personal bodyguard and a vacation. He looked forward to the break until he met the man in charge of his safety and wondered if the danger he left was worth dealing with a sudden attraction to a man who was colder than ice.

Release Day Review: Going Off Grid by SJD Peterson

Title: Going Off Grid
Author: SJD Peterson
Release Date: March 23, 2018
Category: Contemporary, States of Love
Pages: 78

Dreamspinner Press

Clay and Elliott are working toward a dream—working sixty-hour weeks for one of the oil companies that recently sprung up in North Dakota. The pay is good, but is it a fair trade for never seeing each other? The point becomes moot when the company folds, like so many others, and the couple is left with a difficult choice.

Should they find comparable work somewhere else, or is it time to throw caution to the wind and go after their goal—years earlier than they intended?

What they’ve always wanted is to be together and have time to enjoy it, so they follow their hearts. They’re going off the grid and fixing up an old cabin so they can be self-sufficient. But when they go from all the conveniences of the modern world to outhouses, solar power, a shoestring budget, and more mosquitos than they ever thought possible, will they find there’s such a thing as too much time together?

States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

Book Tour: Finding Solace (The Kings of Retribution MC) by Crystal Daniels and Sandy Alvarez (Review + Teasers)

Title: Finding Solace
Series: The Kings of Retribution MC
Author: Crystal Daniels and Sandy Alvarez
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: March 9, 2018

“Freaking Fantastic!” - S. Green
“So very swoon worthy!!!” - Heather Whitaker
“Entices the reader…” - Shortie424
“Found my new book boyfriend ❤” - Brianna Evans
A moment is all it takes to change your life forever.

Reid Carter—Road Captain for The Kings of Retribution MC.
He was born into the life.
A world where you live and play by your own rules.
Tragedy strikes, taking the life of his younger brother Noah leaving him to pick up the broken pieces.
Four years later he still wanders through his existence bitter and jaded by the hand he was dealt.
Until Mila and her daughter walk into his life making him feel whole again.
Single mother Mila Vaughn knows what it's like to struggle every day. 
When her skills place her into the arms of outlaw biker Reid Carter;
Sheltering her heart from him proves more complicated than Mila prepared herself for.
Chaos finds its way to their hometown;
Reid will stop at nothing to protect the woman he wants and his future.

Blog Tour: Mage of Inconvenience by Parker Foye (Guest Post)

Hello, and thanks to Bayou Book Junkie for hosting me today! This is the blog tour for Mage of Inconvenience, my new romance from Dreamspinner Press.

I've been asked a specific question for today's stop: We don't generally see Mages and Werewolves together, what inspired you to write about such an unusual pairing?

Oh man. This is a great question! First off, let me confess to being a huge sucker for werewolf and shifter stories, to the extent I think there's a shifter in almost everything I've published so far! So, when I decided to try writing a marriage of convenience, I knew one of the characters would be a shifter of some kind. Down on his luck a little. Needing help.

But help from who? Why couldn't the shifter help himself, or easily find help? Marriages of convenience pairings often have discrepancies in wealth, so I turned that idea over and tried to figure out what in this world might carry the same kind of status. Then it came to me: magic. And from there it was a small step to playboy mage.

Insert evil laugh here.

In one corner, we have West, a runaway werewolf living in a shack in the middle of a forest, who for Reasons now needs a mage. In the other corner, Julian, the famous Mage Colquhoun, who has never wanted for anything—until now. When they meet, West is wearing borrowed clothes and bad news, while Julian looks like a model and has the world essentially at his feet—except, as he finds out, when it comes to West. All Julian's wealth—monetary or magical—means nothing.

Writing this pairing meant I could play in a world of metas (shapeshifters) and mages while exploring this couple's unique challenges. Even with the paranormal world known, they still have secrets.

But, I promise: there's a happy ever after!

Can they find the magic in a practical union?

West is on the run from his werewolf pack, but if he cannot renew his magical defenses, he won’t get far. What he needs is a mage….

Julian is part of a wealthy and ancient family, and one day, his legacy will include his mother’s vast library of spell books—and the knowledge he needs to correct his past mistakes. But his inheritance comes with a stipulation: he has to be married before he can collect. What he needs is a husband….

West and Julian can help each other, and at first they don’t want anything further. But as they dodge meddling cousins, jealous rivals, and an insidious drug, it becomes clear that their lives are entwined in ways they never imagined—and they’re in greater danger than they thought possible. 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Release Day Review: Ten Mile Bottom by Teodora Kostova (Review+Teasers+Giveaway)

Ten Mile Bottom 

by Teodora Kostova


Hitting rock bottom is just the beginning...

I’m a son, a brother, a friend.

A writer.

An addict.


Cardiac arrest isn’t enough to keep me dead, though. The doctors brought me back, but for what?

At twenty four I’ve already achieved what most people do in a life time. I’m a successful author, own a flat in the heart of London and drive my dream sports car.

Or at least that’s what people see.

Once the spotlight fades, I’m left alone with my overactive mind, alcohol and drugs the only way to quiet down the noise.

Until an overdose nearly kills me and drags everyone I love down with me.

With the help of my best friend, I leave London and its toxic influence behind, moving to a small town in the outskirts of Cambridge to try and put my life back together again.

If only it were that easy.

Release Blitz: Moon Illusion by Michelle Osgood (Exclusive Excerpt+Giveaway)

Title and cover: MOON ILLUSION

Series (name + # in series):
The Better to Kiss You With 3

Publisher: Interlude Press

Release Date (Print & Ebook):  March 22, 2018

Length (Print & Ebook): 210 pages / 61,000 words

Subgenre: Contemporary Romance: Paranormal, LGBT/Urban Fantasy

Author’s content warnings:
Moon Illusion by Michelle Osgood
     Chapter 5: Graphic violence and an animal death during a dream sequence
     Chapters 7-8: Gore
     Chapter 16: Animal death
     Chapters 18-20: Graphic violence during a dream sequence
     Chapters 33-44: Domestic abuse, graphic violence, stalking
Additional Themes
     Insomnia, paranoia, alcohol and marijuana use

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Book blurb:
Nathan Roberts was just your average polyamorous librarian living in Vancouver until his best friend, Deanna started dating a werewolf. While hosting the small pack in his apartment while they hid from the underground network of Huntsmen, Nathan enjoyed a casual fling with Cole, the pack leader’s brother. But now, he may just be falling for him.

When his neighbor is murdered, Nathan is convinced the death is linked to the supernatural, but Cole and their friends deny any paranormal connection. This leads to a fracture of trust in their relationship, and Cole’s pack is left to deal with an unknown killer on the loose. As Nathan pursues answers on his own, he must come to terms with the truth, and his feelings for Cole.

Release Blitz: Breaking the Rules by C.J. Lynne (Excerpt+Giveaway)


Book Title: Breaking the Rules (Infinity series #3)

Author: C. J. Lynne

Publisher: Self-published

Cover Artist: C. J. Lynne

Genre/s: LGBTQ, Romance, Erotic. 

Length: 101 000 words/234 print pages.

It can be read as a standalone story.


Two self-assured men are about to find out what happens when they come face-to-face with what neither realizes they’re searching for…each other.

Ben Jameson is a very successful club owner who likes things the way he likes them.  He tried the serious relationship routine a few years ago, and that ended badly. Since then, he’s put in place carefully-constructed rules that he steadfastly lives by:  Work hard, treat people fairly and absolutely no fooling around with his employees—ever.  However, when his new head bartender waltzes into his life, Ben finds it nearly impossible to deny his attraction to the carefree, handsome man who makes him want to shatter his own rules, take a walk on the wild side, and live a little…if he dares.

Jared Jensen has moved to California from Chicago seeking a brand new start.   In Chicago, he left behind an unsettling situation that caused monumental upheaval in his life.  The very last thing on his mind is getting involved with anyone…but then he meets Ben Jameson, and all bets are off.  Not even the fact that Ben is his new boss can deter Jared from honing in on the gorgeously frustrating man who’s determined to keep their relationship on a strictly professional level.

As resolute as Ben is to keep Jared at arms’ length, Jared’s doubly focused on getting Ben to acknowledge—and surrender to–the palpable lust exploding between them.  All he wants is a chance to show Ben how good they can be together…and he won’t rest until Ben breaks his ridiculous rules and grabs the unexpected chance they’ve both been given to find a love unlike any other.

What Jared doesn’t count on, though, is his past coming back to savagely bite him, just as Ben decides to give their relationship a chance.   An impossible decision soon looms before Jared: Will he have to leave the one man who means everything to him in order to keep him safe?

Pre-order Alert: The Highlander's Gift by Eliza Knight (Excerpt+Giveaway)

Have you Pre-ordered The Highlander’s Gift?

USA Today Bestselling Author Eliza Knight’s The Stolen Bride series continues in this spin-off of our favorite hero and heroine's children.

“Ms. Knight has a gift for writing wonderful characters that pull the reader into the story. For fans of Highlander romance, this series is a must read. I highly recommend it.”
—Night Owls Reviewer, The Stolen Bride Series

Add THE HIGHLANDER’S GIFT to your TBR pile on Goodreads! Then keep reading to get an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek and enter the giveaway for a $50 Amazon Gift Card or an eBook from Eliza!

Title: The Highlander’s Gift
Author: Eliza Knight
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: March 27, 2018
Publisher: Knight Media, LLC
Series: The Stolen Bride
Format: Digital & Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0997377705


An injured warrior… a lady who won’t let him fail…

Betrothed to a princess until she declares his battle wound has incapacitated him as a man, Sir Niall Oliphant is glad to step aside and let the spoiled royal marry his brother. He’s more than content to fade into the background with his injuries and remain a bachelor forever, until he meets the Earl of Sutherland’s daughter, a lass more beautiful than any other, a lass who makes him want to stand up and fight again.

As daughter of one of the most powerful earls and Highland chieftains in Scotland, Bella Sutherland can marry anyone she wants—but she doesn’t want a husband. When she spies an injured warrior at the Yule festival who has been shunned by the Bruce’s own daughter, she decides a husband in name only might be her best solution.

They both think they’re agreeing to a marriage of convenience, but love and fate has other plans…

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