Saturday, May 31, 2014

Blog Tour / Promise Me by Kristin Mayer


With her best friend happily married and now pregnant, Sam Matthews should be overjoyed. Instead, she can only see what is missing in her life. Pushing her emotions aside, she retreats to a piece of her past that she’s kept hidden, something that even her best friend knows nothing about.

Taking a step into her future, Sam moves to North Carolina where she once again encounters Mark Robertson. He is persistent and hard to resist, and little by little, he uses his charms to break through Sam’s walls.

As Sam starts to open her heart to Mark, she convinces herself that the past should stay in the past. But when her past creeps into the present, her secrets could cost her every hope and happiness in her future.


Dance Club Scene

I received a couple of catcalls as my body moved to the music. I knew the best thing was to always ignore them as I let the music take me over. My hips swayed, and my hands went up in the air. The third song started playing, and a light gleam of sweat coated my skin. Some unwanted bodies had tried to get close to me, but I knew how to keep my distance from strangers without losing my rhythm. It was freeing. I was lost in the beat when familiar hands came around my front. I knew it was Mark.

His mouth came to my ear. “Hey. Wanna dance?”

Mark pulled me to him. Our bodies joined, and we began moving together. His head came down and kissed the exposed part of my neck, and I tilted to the side to give him full access. The crowd had thickened and was pressing in on us. The pulse of the music drove us. We moved until we were both a hot mess, and neither one of us had said a word through multiple songs of the most hip-grinding, dirty dancing I had ever done.

After nibbling on my earlobe, Mark said, “Let’s say bye to the boys, and then I’m taking you home. I think all these assholes got the picture of whose bed you belong in.”

Turning to face him, I kissed him hard as his hands stroked my back. His leg went between my legs, and we started moving again. Our hot tongues danced with each as our bodies moved as one. We were both sweaty and hot. We were about to be a sexual explosion out here if we didn’t leave soon.

Pulling back barely, our lips still touching, I responded, “Now, all the girls who were hanging around, hoping for a shot with you, know who you’re taking to bed tonight.”

He grabbed my ass, bringing me closer to him, and it only increased my sexual need for him.

Mark bit my lip and then said, “I like you a little jealous. Let’s go before I lose my remaining bit of self-control.”

Promise Me is the third book in the Trust Series.​

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Kristin Mayer is a wife, a proud mother, and a full-time Analyst and Import Manager. Since an early age, she has always enjoyed reading and writing. While visiting her father one weekend, he suggested that she should take up writing again. With family and a career, she didn’t give it a lot of thought, until a story entered her mind and wouldn’t leave. It just kept forming and developing over a couple of months. 

At the beginning of 2013, she decided to sit down and write it all down, but she kept it to herself. One sentence developed into two, and before she knew it, she had the makings of a novel.

Kristin tries to live life to the fullest during every moment. She loves to travel and meet new people. She holds a degree in International Business and uses it daily in her job. Kristin now adds “author” on her list of jobs, and feels very blessed and thankful.

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Review of A is for Alpha Male and Secret Alpha Alpha by Laurel Ulen Curtis

Title: A is for Alpha Male (Book #1) & Secret Alpha (Book #2)
Author: Laurel Ulen Curtis
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 12, 2013 & April 29, 2014

A is for Alpha Male
(From Haley's POV)
I’m Haley Whitfield, and I recently had the ingenious idea to enlist my mother, Allison, as my kick*ss sidekick and set out on a road trip.

This road trip wasn’t to be just any road trip, but a very special one indeed. An adventure with an acutely specific purpose-- to find our other halves. The peanut butter to our jelly. The i to our Phone. The stripper to our pole.

If our romantic desires were a personal ad, they would read something like this.

** Two sassy women (Ages twenty-seven and forty-nine respectively--Ouch. Okay, ages twenty-seven and thirty--with nineteen years experience-- respectively) seeking Alpha Males to love us with zeal and kiss us with skill. Gorgeous face and sexy, tattooed, hard body a must. If you aren’t a dangerous bad*ss with the x-rated skills and virility to match, don’t bother. Must be willing to protect us from danger, value our quirkiness, and keep your mouth shut when said quirkiness is what leads to said danger. Momma’s boys named Dan Smith need not apply.**

I know. It’s a bit wordy. In fact, it would probably cost a fortune. Luckily, we’re not ready for the personal ad. We’re not that desperate...yet.

This is my story.

Warning: Some explicit language and sexual content

Secret Alpha
(From Danny's POV)

I’m Dan Smith, and I’m currently living two lives. Maybe even three if you really look into it. Haley, Allison, Hunter, Wade, Sergio, and Isla all exist in one or more of them somehow.
Am I a supporting role in their stories, or are they merely characters in mine?
You decide.

Haley told her story. Now I’ll tell mine.

She said. He said.

This is my story.

Secret Alpha
(From Danny's POV)

Once again, Allison had no answer, but that didn’t get Haley down at all.

I could feel my feet start to walk in their direction, straight down the bar and stopping right in front of them, as though I was having an out of body experience.

“As far as loosening up, I meant alcohol.....Shot time!”

Perfect. Cue me.

She looked away from her mom right at that moment, honing in like a laser beam on my exact location.

And then, looked right through me.


“Two shots of fireball, please,” Haley requested sweetly, but I could tell she didn’t notice me at all.

If anything, that made her even cuter. She was completely there, in that moment, with her mom. Clearly, they had a strong, close, vibrant relationship, and a respect that I hardly ever saw between people anymore.

Living in such a technologically driven era, people rarely interacted with one another without an outside distraction like a cell phone going at the same time.

Don’t worry, I’m not anti-technology, but I am pro-personal connection. The kind of camaraderie that’s strong enough to hold a person’s entire interest. It’s probably a lifetime lacking in close connections that drives my philosophical approach to conversational engagement, but I couldn’t tell you for sure because I’m not a psychologist.

“You got it, sweetheart,” I said, and then began thoroughly kicking my own ass for adding on a term of endearment. I seriously didn’t know what the fuck was wrong with me. I didn’t know what is was about this girl that had me tied in knots, and I didn’t know why in the fuck I kept letting myself forget I was in the middle of a very serious, extremely dangerous investigation.

There was probably a price on my head at that exact moment, for fuck’s sake.

I pulled my lips back over my teeth immediately, putting away the dimples and effectively putting the kabash on my smile. But it didn’t even matter because she still hadn’t even really looked at me. In fact, another man, someone I wasn’t familiar with, had just approached her and started flirting.

He was a cocksucking dork, I could tell, but she flirted back. The really disgusting part is that I felt an immediate flare of fire in my belly, the edges of my flaming jealousy licking the lining of my stomach and burning me alive.

Placing the shots on the bar in front of them, I redirected my mind and energy and moved to the other end of the bar, keen to do any other work I could come up with.

But as I left, I allowed myself one last look, startling noticeably when Allison’s keen blue eyes found mine and a knowing smile crept sweetly onto her face.

Fuck. Me.

A is for Alpha Male
(From Haley's POV)
What a delightful book! Haley is full of life and totally CRAZY. At 27 years of age and with no prospects around for a boyfriend, she takes charge and begins her quest for the perfect man. Only one little twist... she is bringing her mother with her and is going to try and do the same for her mother.

The bond between Haley and her mother, Allison, is very strong. They are truly best friends. They have no secrets from each other, well not many. Their interaction is what makes this books a joy to read. The apple does not fall far from the tree. Allison is just as quirky as her daughter and provides a little wisdom along with her side of crazy.

This book is told from Haley's POV. Her approach to life is so hopeful and endearing, I am sure you will end up smiling throughout just like I did!

Secret Alpha
(From Danny's POV)
Now Danny gets to tell the story from his POV. Just like in Book #1 A is for Alpha Male, Haley steals the show and steals Danny's heart from the moment they see each other.

This book is DEFINITELY meant to be read after reading A is for Alpha Male. You will miss out if you do not read it in order.

Danny's life is very complicated. His job, and not as a bartender, is delicate and dangerous. The last thing Danny needs at this time is the complication of falling in love.

The banter between Danny and Haley is adorable. He has her number and is making her run in circles. For an independent girl like Haley, this is a miracle. She is cocky, loud mouthed and totally honest. Did I forget to mention she also has the sailor talk down to an art? Yes, no one ever washed her mouth with soap and she really gets away with it.

Enjoy reading this book as much as I did!

About the Author
Laurel Ulen Curtis is a 27 year old mother of one. She lives with her husband and son (and cat and two fish!) in New Jersey, but grew up all over the United States. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, and puts that to almost no use other than forecasting for her friends! She has a passion for her family, laughing, and reading and writing Romance novels.

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New Release Giveaway of Bites and Release by Cory Cyr


Ryan Chase left Fairbanks, Alaska, when she was 21 years old to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. Somewhere along the way her dreams of stardom crashed and burned, along with her life.

Thirteen years later she is forced to return to Fairbanks because her unforgiving and emotionally-distant father has suddenly died. Ryan seizes the opportunity to not only escape her abusive husband but to be able to attend her best friend's wedding. What could go wrong? It's only Fairbanks, Alaska... While wishing she was anywhere but her father's funeral and wake, Ryan is struck senseless by a stunning, drop-dead gorgeous man. Her thoughts turn carnal and she desperately wants to know him in every way—and position—possible. There's only one problem...

He's the devil's spawn. He's the one who marked her for life. He's the kid she used to baby-sit. And he's hotter than hell!

Shea Michaels has loved Ryan Chase for most of his life. After surviving an unspeakable childhood, he became a man of whom she could be proud of...if she ever came back. Now that she's returned, Shea pursues her with a vengeance, undaunted by the thirteen year age difference that Ryan uses as the shield between them.

Confusion, guilt and lust bombard Ryan as she battles the memories of the little boy she used to know while still being drawn to the heart-stopping man he has become.



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I began writing music and poetry at an early age. My love of music became my sole focus and I spent quite a few years as the lead singer for many local rock bands. In high school I was fascinated with the macabre and started writing science fiction and horror stories so dark they earned me the nickname "Gory Cory." After years of writing dark tales, I never thought in a million years my first two finished manuscripts would be Adult Romance. Bite & Release will be the first book published sometime in late May/early June and Reviving Haven; my second book will be released at the end of July. The themes of both books are older women/younger men and are for 18+ due to language, sexual situations and subject matter. Both are stand alone with no cliffhanger.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Review of Finding My Prince Charming (Book #1) bu JS Cooper

Title: Finding My Prince Charming (Book #1)
Author: J.S. Cooper
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date:  May 27, 2014

Can a Playboy Prince ever be tamed?

When Lola Franklin decided to study abroad she never anticipated embarking on a whirlwind weekend romance with a hot guy before classes started.

And she certainly never counted on the hot guy being her new professor. Or a Prince. Or the biggest asshole she had ever met.

Xavier Van Romerius is the playboy Prince of Europe and he loves his life. He doesn’t do relationships, and never wants to get married. But when he see’s Lola Franklin flirting with his little brother Casper, he realizes that maybe he needs to rethink his ideas about love before the wrong Prince gets the girl.

This  book will be published in two parts.

He is an a**hole!!! Entitled, cocky, arrogant, obnoxious, domineering, and again, an a**hole! Why do we feel attraction for these men? Because they can also turn on the charm and be loving, sweet, caring, thoughtful... and it is all part of the manipulation they are so good at!

This is a well-written story with Lola as the main character. She is precious. She recognizes what is going on with the Prince, but the chemistry she has with Xavier is so strong, she is unable to control her reactions to him.

Sorry, I just feel like smacking this Prince and setting him straight. He is looking to play with Lola and I fear she is too sensitive and will be hurt in the end.

I am all fired up and ready for Book #2 in this series. J.S. Cooper, you are the goddess with the magic pen. I hope you give this Prince what he has coming to him in the next book. That, and a fatal case of "love-struck-puppy syndrome" so he can experience what Lola is feeling.

About the Author
J. S. Cooper is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She is a true romantic that is in love with love. The J. S. stands for Jaimie Suzi. She just thought J. S. sounded cooler! J. S. was born in London, England and moved to the States at age 17. She studied history in college and then went to law school and then decided to follow her writing dreams. J. S. writes 'New Adult' contemporary romance books because that is what she also loves to read.

Available Books: The Last Boyfriend, The Last Husband, Before Lucky, The Other Side of Love, Zane & Lucky's First Christmas, Crazy Beautiful Love, Scarred, Everlasting Sin, and Healed.

Upcoming books: Taming My Prince Charming (Book #2), If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers), , The Rebel Next Door and Hot Prof.

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Blog Tour Giveaway & Review of Last Second Chance by Caisey Quinn

Title:Last Second Chance
Author:Caisey Quinn
Genre:New Adult Contemporary Romance
Length:266 Pages
Release Date: May 12, 2014

When Stella Jo Chandler gets an offer to work at the Second Chance Ranch celebrity rehab facility right after graduating from Texas A&M, she’s tempted to turn it down. She wants to help real people with real problems, not spoiled celebrities going on vacation for publicity. But growing up on her family’s ranch left her with a love of horses that draws her to the opportunity. How bad can babysitting a bunch of strung out celebrities be?

What she didn’t count on was being roped into a tangled mess with infamous rocker and three-time rehab drop out Van Ransom on her first day. And she sure didn’t expect to feel the overwhelming attraction that pulls her to the man who has more issues than she can count on both hands. Like the hotel rooms and tour buses he’s famous for trashing, the havoc he could wreak on Stella’s heart would be irreparable.

Van isn’t at Second Chance for publicity or because he’s suffering from “exhaustion”. He’s on the brink of destruction, and he needs the kind of help Stella isn’t sure she can give. But without her, he'll lose everything. Because he’s on his last second chance.

“Tell me. Tell me how you feel.”

His hand reached over and clasped the riding crop. She couldn’t stand the thought of letting him hit her with it again if he wasn’t going to finish what he’d started.

“I feel pissed, all right? And if you hit me with that fucking thing one more time and do not let me come, then you better leave me tied up.”

His answering grin made her want to slap his face. “What do you want to do to me right now?”

“Slap you. Hard,” she answered honestly as hot tears filled her eyes.

“But you can’t, can you?” The gleam in his eyes further ignited her fury. Her chest heaved, bringing her breasts into her own line of sight.

“No. I can’t. But I doubt you plan to leave me like this forever.” She would’ve shrugged to feign nonchalance if it were physically possible.

“Tell me what you’re going to do when and if I untie you.” He stared down at her, clearly exerting his dominance.

Just as she opened her mouth to answer, he thrust two fingers roughly inside her.

“Oh!” she cried out unexpectedly.

“Tell me or I stop,” he said, plunging in and out steadily.

“I need to know… I need to know where this is going,” she whispered as she fought for breath. She had no idea how much more her body could take. His arm flexed as he controlled every bit of her pleasure with his hand. Licking his lips, his eyes met hers.

“Seriously? I think a better question might be where is it not going. And whether or not I plan to untie you.”

I just finished this book! It is a 5 Star read! His life is spiraling out of control. Her life has no depth of emotions. When they literally crash into each other, both their lives will change.

This is a forbidden love because he is a patient and she is an employee of the rehab center. Van has never cared for anyone else since his sister died. He is broken inside and thinks he is incapable of leading a normal life... he just wants to forget. Rock 'n Roll, drugs, booze and women are the bandaid of his choice.

Stella has lived a fairly normal life, except it has been void of love and affection from her parents. She has always tried to achieve perfection hoping for once to feel her parents are proud of her and love her. She has taught herself to be numb on the inside because the alternative is too painful.

These characters are so real you feel their pain. When they finally discover how they feel about each other, the pages sizzle with their passion. Their journey into discovering their better selves and growing into the individuals they want to be will keep hooked until the very end.

As the dedication of this book reads..." For those of you who've ever loved someone who was broken. It takes true devotion to give a piece of your soul to someone else."

About the Author

Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter,

and other assorted animals. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie

Ryans series as well as several New Adult Romance novels featuring

country girls finding love in unexpected places.

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