Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Review: Vegas Vacation

What happens in Vegas shouldn’t stay in Vegas.

Destination: Desire, Book 1

It’s spring break, and a group of teachers from Half Moon Bay Middle School are planning to cut loose. History teacher Meg Phillips hadn’t planned on being one of them—Vegas isn’t really a town for a bookworm—but somehow she let her friend Anne talk her into it.

Though honestly, she’d rather indulge in some poolside reading than co-star in an R-rated edition of Teachers Gone Wild.

It took some major arm twisting for Finn Walsh to convince his fellow gym teacher, Anne, to do whatever it took to get Meg to Vegas. For over a year he’s been looking for the chance to get to know her outside of work. He’s drawn to her quiet beauty and intelligence—and the hint of fire beneath her understated exterior.

When he finally gets the opportunity to peel away those layers, the result is far more explosive than he ever fantasized. Now to convince her that the week isn’t a wildly out-of-character mistake, but the start of something amazing…

Warning: Two good teachers doing very naughty things to each other while on vacation in Sin City. Hey, everyone deserves a chance to cut loose, right?

Monday, April 29, 2013

Review: Tall, Dark and Divine

Annie Landon has given up on finding Mr. Right, and has gone out looking for Mr. Tonight instead. A conversation overheard in the bathroom of Dionysus’s Bar about a jilted and lonely "Greek god" in need of a quick pick-me-up sounds like just what she’s looking for.

But picking up the god of love for a one-night stand is easier said than done--especially when he's sworn off mortals forever.

Eros has been down and out since his ex-wife left him, and falling for another mortal woman is the last thing he needs. Which means a maddening desire for the woman across the street is not in the cards. Thus begins his quest to find a match made in heaven for Annie. It's the perfect plan ... if only Eros can bear to let the girl of his dreams go.

Can a woman looking for love, and a matchmaking god who wants her to find it—with someone else—have a shot at a happy ending, or will Eros's golden arrows miss their mark, for once?

Review: Look Away, Dixieland

Jenna left her life of punishing poverty behind, finding success, romance, wealth and an Oscar nomination in Hollywood but what she wanted most was the forgiveness of her mother for a terrible wrong she committed against her. Her dark secret put the man she loved in a hidden grave while his brother searched to find him. Only the love of a mother, who would go to the ends of the earth for her daughter, gave Jenna the redemption she sought. Follow Skye Campbell and her daughters from a mountain cabin in Alabama to a vineyard in Napa and a mansion in Beverly Hills.

***Caution - contains a graphic violent sexual assault. May not be suitable for some readers***

**THIS version has been re-edited after feedback from readers and reviewers**.

Amy Review: Extreme Love

Ok everyone it's time for another review by Amy. I think it is safe to say that she has gone beyond "guest reviewer" status and is now officially a member of the Love Books! Book Reviews team. I am grateful for her help and as swamped as I am, I can use all the help I can get. So enjoy this review for one of Amy's favorite sub-genres: the world of MMA, UFC and any other kind of fighting men.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Guest Post: Lana Long

Day two of my Finding Favor posts. There was so much goody yumminess I had to hold some for today. I really enjoyed this book and at only $.99 it is a bargain that you are MORE than getting your money's worth on! Without further ado, enjoy the guest post and if you didn't enter the contest yesterday, I will post the link again at the end of the Guest Post.

Why I Love Jane Austen

A Guest Post by Lana Long

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Review and Giveaway: Finding Favor

What’s more important: friendship or freedom?
In the eight years since seventeen-year-old Favor Miller’s father died, she’s had to endure her reluctant, self-righteous guardians the Browns. Every day for eight years, they've reminded her that she doesn't fit in, that she’s not one of them. Every day for eight years, she’s eagerly awaited the day when she’ll finally be free to live her life her way.

On the eve of high school graduation, Mr. Brown ambushes Favor with the offer of college funding and a to-die-for summer internship–with the one stipulation that she must discontinue her friendship with his son, Ethan.Accustomed as she is to sharing everything with her best friend, this is one secret Favor must keep in order to protect Ethan. The distraction of his new girlfriend, her growing friendship with his older brother, and her need to understand her family history, add in further complications.

As Favor debates signing the contract, she must decide if she’s willing to give up her best friend in order to pursue her dreams. Will she have to stay in the place she’s so desperately wanted to escape in order to make the right decision and get what she really needs?

Monday, April 15, 2013

Evernight's #BookBoyfriend Blog Hop!

Book Boyfriends...

They can be strong and sexy, dark and dangerous, rebellious and reckless or cute and quirky. We love to escape into their world and fall in love with these irresistible heroes. Evernight Publishing has them all and I’m helping them show off their favorites in the Book Boyfriend Blog Hop!

The authors of Evernight invite you to a Speed Date challenge. Their cowboys, Doms, detectives, millionaires, royalty, vampires, soldiers, shifters, even steam-powered heroes are waiting to meet you on each author website.

So pull up a chair and get to know every single one. Here’s who you’ll meet:

Friday, April 12, 2013

Guest Post: Veronica Frances

The Inspiration Behind Tickling Daphne H.

By Veronica Frances

An inspiration is but a tiny flicker inside, a little tickle, followed by another and then another, and then, a story spills onto the empty page as if it had been there all the time.

For a writer with a tickling fetish, there is lots of smiling and laughing, all day, all night, whenever the imagination decides. I sit down at my computer, a slave to my tickling fantasies, trying to remain focused, composed and in control.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Book Blast: Saving Jackie K


The First Lady in Danger?
Jump into the past to save her!

Enter an upside-down world where Soviet henchmen botched their mission to eliminate John F. Kennedy fifty years ago, slaying his wife Jackie instead. The unthinkable crime incites Americans and triggers an unending war with Russia.

In present day, as the two superpowers teeter on the brink of mutual destruction, a team of outlaws discovers a way to jump through time. The wisecracking felons decide to take matters into their own hands by traveling back to 1963 to save Jackie K. To fix the future, they must right the wrongs of the past.

But, their mission may go awry . . .

(Formerly titled Destination Dealey.)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Book Promo: Extreme Love

Today I have the pleasure of introducing a book that will be out at the end of April. Please look for the review then.


New body. New clothes. New men.

Used to the average Joe, Caitlyn Moore is overwhelmed when the supremely masculine Dante Jones walks into her life and expresses an interest in her. At first she pushes him away, refusing to encourage the attention of a cage fighter. Then she learns Dante has a love ‘em and leave ‘em reputation. What better way to fine-tune her non-existent flirting skills than with a male who won’t stick around? But Dante has no intention of being a practice dummy; he’s out for all or nothing. Now Caitlyn must accept Dante—violent career and all—or let him go.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Review: Winning Her Racy Heart

Winning Her Racy Heart (MFM)
Racy Nights 1

By: Tara Rose | Other books by Tara Rose 
Categories: Erotic RomanceBDSMContemporaryMenage a Trois/Quatre
Word Count: 51,514
Heat Level: SEXTREME
Published By: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

[Siren Ménage Everlasting: Erotic Consensual BDSM Ménage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, sex toys, HEA]
When submissive Kari Tye returns home to Racy, Indiana, and opens a sex shop, she contends with more than the town’s surprise. Doms Noah Wells and Adison Kincaid are back in her life and vow to win her heart. But what will happen when the secret she left behind in New York City catches up with her?
Noah was not only the town loser—he and Kari despised each other. But now that he’s turned his life around, can he and Kari put the past behind them? Adison took Kari’s virginity in high school, only to later enter a short-lived marriage with a woman he barely knew. How can she ever forgive him for that, let alone become his sub?
Both men want her, and they soon realize they’ll have to share her, because she won’t choose between them. But Kari has a secret she left behind in the Big Apple, or so she thinks…
A Siren Erotic Romance

Tara Rose is a Siren-exclusive author.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Review: Prophecy of Blood

One hundred ninety-eight seasons after the mushroom-shaped clouds first blossom to poison the humans of the Rising Sun, near the beginning of the Season of Inundation, Atlantis will return.

With those words ringing in their ears, vampires Christine Javert and Jordan MacNaught find themselves in a race against time to stop the return of Atlantis. As they hunt for the deadly Ares, they discover the true depths of his plot to incite a world-wide species war, turning the humans against all the non-humans, not just the vampires as they’d originally thought.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Guest Post & Giveaway: Anne Marsh

Happy April Fool's Day!! Today I have a great guest post and giveaway for you! Please welcome Anne Marsh.

Where There’s Smoke... There’s Firefighters!

My first firefighter was Lieutenant Howard “Six Pack” Paxton of Station Five. This rough-and-tough, Harley riding man won me over with his willingness to do whatever the job took—and to plunge boldly into the flames.  After that, I was hooked and now my keeper shelf has plenty of hot, hot firefighters.