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Release Blitz: ‘Lumber Sexual’ by Leslie McAdam


Fall in love by the campfire with this sexy novella!
Release Date: June 30, 2016
Cover Designer: Michele Catalano Creative
Photographer: Cory Stierley
Model: Joel Pastuszak
Original Artwork by Katie Heckey and Nelson Wells



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How do you know whether you can trust someone?

Maggie Washington is used to relying on herself. Growing up in Iowa, her wild curls and parents who dumped her on her grandmother made it so she’s never fit in. Skeptical of other people’s motives, she’s always been the fling or the friend. Looking to define her life after college, she’s thrilled when she scores a choice summer job working in Yosemite National Park restoring habitat.

Court Thompson is a gorgeous (and bearded) forest ranger with a love-em and leave-em reputation. When he shows interest in her, she’s torn. Even though she’s flattered by his attention, she doubts his sincerity—and her ability to get out of the friend-zone.

Will Court be able to coax Maggie into trusting him that he’s for real? Or after the summer of s’mores and skinny dipping, will he let her down like everybody else?





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Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance, Little Dude, and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie always encourages her kids to be themselves – even if it means letting her daughter wear leopard print from head to toe. An avid reader from a young age, she will always trade watching TV for reading a book, unless it’s Top Gear. Or football. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men you fantasize about. She’s unapologetically sarcastic and notoriously terrible at comma placement (that’s what editors are for!). Always up for a laugh, Leslie tries to see humor in all things. When she’s not in the writing cave you’ll find her fangirling over Beck, camping with her family, or mixing up oil paints to depict her love of outdoors on canvas.

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Book Review: ‘The Crusader’s Bride’ by Claire Delacroix

The Crusader's Bride

Title: The Crusader’s Bride (The Champions of Saint Eupemia Book 1)

Published: 28th July 2015

Author: Claire Delacroix pseudonym for Deborah Cooke



Twitter: @cooke_delacroix


Gaston battled for duty and honor—until his new wife tempted him to fight for her love.

Gaston has had his fill of war and the Latin Kingdoms when he learns that he has inherited his father’s estate in France. He accepts one last quest for the Templars, the order he has served for fifteen years, and agrees to deliver a package to Paris on his way home. A practical man, Gaston knows he now has need of a wife and an heir, so when a lovely widowed noblewoman on pilgrimage catches his eye, he believes he can see matters solved to their mutual convenience.

But Ysmaine is more than a pilgrim enduring bad luck. She has buried two husbands in rapid succession, both of whom died on her nuptial night, and believes herself cursed. Accepting the offer of this gruff knight seems doomed to result in his demise, but Gaston is dismissive of her warnings and Ysmaine finds herself quickly wed again—this time to a man who is not only vital, but determined to remain alive.

Neither of them realize that Gaston’s errand is one of peril, for the package contains the treasure of the Templars—and some soul, either in their party or pursuing it, is intent upon claiming the prize for his or her own, regardless of the cost. In a company of strangers with secrets, do they dare to trust each other and the love that dawns between them?


Goes down as another off my 2016 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A historical romance. I do love a good historical romance and this one was great. A lot of information is thrown at you from the get go, almost too much to keep track of, but soon you find yourselves on a intriguing crusade along with the characters so just go with the flow.

Gaston has been a fighter and protector for the Templars for most of his life and thought he would continue to do so. A letter from back home informing him of his brothers passing and telling him that his fathers estate in France would then be passed to him changes all that. Knowing he will now be Baron de Chamont-sur-Maine he knows he is bound by duty to father a son to continue the family name due to his brother having only daughters and for that he seeks a wife. Lucky for him he has seen the perfect choice and if her character is anything to go by feels it would be a well-suited match.

Ysmaine has come on a pilgrimage to try and find penance for what she sees as her curse. Twice widowed she has buried two husbands before the wedding night can proceed. She fears herself cursed and has come seeking answers from the holy mother. What she didn’t expect was another proposal of marriage. She can see Gaston would be a kind sole to her but can’t stop her mind from thinking the worse might befall him if they did wed. Gaston becomes very convincing and soon she finds herself wed again – well third times the charm they always say! This new husband of hers seems more determined than most to stay alive, which is good because its not just the wedding night he should be concerned about.

Before Gaston is to leave, new wife in toe, he is given one last task. He must deliver a letter and some secret treasure of sorts to Paris while on his way home in the guise of just being a member of a travelling party. The only reason they would let such a treasure leave is fear that they will fall in the battle to come. They clearly don’t want whatever it is to fall into the enemy’s hands. What neither of them realises though is the danger that follows them; it might be closer than they think. There are a lot of players within their travelling group, so it is not always easy to see the truth between the lies. Not knowing who can be trusted is a sure way of creating divides and distrust between them all. This would be simple journey turns into something a lot bigger with more danger than anyone first thought.

Trust is the one thing Gaston asks of Ysmaine but trust is earned not always freely given. This trust for one another slowly turns into something more. After the wedding night goes off without her husband dying Ysmaine can’t help but think something was missing. When the act was nearing its end for him she felt the start of something she didn’t know how to explain. Lets just say he got his rocks off but she was left hanging on the edge. Knowing there is something more she could get she becomes bolder in her actions but its not until they both see shadows of another couple in the throws of passion that they really let lose on each other. Wouldn’t say this one is focusing too much on the bedroom department of this pair but more on the journey they find themselves on. In a short time Ysmaine knows she has fallen for him and is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure his task is completed, no matter the cost to her reputation and maybe even her life. Takes Gaston a little longer to catch up on the feelings department but once there you can see he too would stop at nothing to keep her safe. Once his sole purpose was to be a knight for the Templar but now he must learn to be the best husband he can be.

Lots of other characters help drive the story through and you are trying to guess who the traitor truly is. There are a few options so get your thinking caps on; who seems out of place and character. The crusade is clearly the starting point for the series as a whole so is showing the key male leads that will go off into their own books. Lots of information about the warring parties and land layouts can get a bit confusing but stay with it as it soon comes back to focus more on the group and what they are going through first hand; with an overview of what is happening in the world around them.


4 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from the author for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘Broken Faith’ by Brandy Nacole


Title: Broken Faith: Spiritual Discord Book 1

Published: 31st March 2013

Author: Brandy Nacole


Twitter: @authorbnacole




This was it. The moment Heaven and Hell would clash. But which unearthly being would win, the fallen angel or Hell’s hounds?

Overtaken by fear, I close my eyes.

Kayson is a Fallen Angel who has spent decades running from the Hell Hounds while searching for something that no one else believes can be so, not even God. Kayson is determined to find a Blood Child. But when a hound finds Kayson first, he is sure his end has come.

Falon, Alpha of the Hell Hounds, destroyer of the blood children, and devoted believer in his master’s plan, is bound and determined to drag Kayson back to Hell with him.

Sabrina is a Vampire, a half-breed created from one of Lucifer’s original blood children. After years of hiding, Sabrina’s fate changes when she finds Kayson barely alive. Against her instincts, Sabrina saves him. Now she and Kayson are both marked by the Hell Hounds.

Emma is an ordinary human, whose only problem is making ends meet, and getting over the hurt caused by her untrustworthy brother. Her everyday problems become supernatural ones when she finds Kayson and Sabrina hiding in her parent’s backyard shed.

Kayson, Sabrina and Emma are unlikely allies, thrown together by chance to fight against the most powerful creatures of the underworld in order to follow their world-changing quest. But will the broken faith of one break the faith of all?


What do you get if you throw together a vampire, angels, hellhounds and some strong willed humans? One hell of a fun ride, that’s what. So hold on tight for a fun read with this intriguing group of supernaturals that like to mix things up. So with this book you actually get to be in four different peoples head throughout (Kayson, Sabrina, Emma and Falon’s) so if you don’t like jumping back and forth between many characters then this might not be for you. Any more characters jumping in though would disjoint the story too much. It works with what it has so let’s hope the rest of the series stays with the pattern and doesn’t introduce any others.

Well this story starts as it means to go on with a battle between heaven and hell. There are those that are meant to be enemies because of what they are, not how they act. It’s due to one angel’s new outlook on the lives of vampires that were turned by second-generation vampires, and not directly from the firsts blood, though that sets the tone for the whole book. Kayson’s story starts with a fight to the death, its either going to be him or a hellhound. Ends up being a close call but the fallen angel is one up at this point. Danger is coming faster and harder as a result now though, as before he killed the hellhound he let out the hell call to draw all others to him due to a fallen angel being found. They are coming make no mistake so his only hope is to trust the help of the one person who should be his enemy, a vampire Sabrina.

Sabrina has been hiding from the world for decades. Keeping to the shadows, only surviving off the blood of animals. Not that she has always done so. Her master turned her against her will and didn’t inform her that there was another way. He was bound by the call of the firsts blood but she soon realised she wasn’t. She could run and hide in the shadows to keep others, and herself, safe. The only good thing her master ever did for her was worn her about the hellhounds. Saying that they would be coming for their kind and to be caught by one would be a fate worse than death. So she does what any clever vampire would do when they smell one, starts running in the other direction. Even though this one is dead she is taking no chances. While running though she is hit with another scent, one much more appealing than the first, and it just so happens to belong to Kayson. Broken and bleeding he begs her to help him, even though she longs to run to keep herself safe she finds herself unable to just walk away. Its clear he is in a bad way and once he confirms that more hellhounds will be coming she knows she needs to find somewhere safe to keep him hidden so he can recover. Getting him there is not the easiest thing to do though when she isn’t as strong as a ‘normal’ vampire due to living off animal blood. One drop given freely from Kayson though is all it takes to give her the boost needed to get them somewhere secure. Once there she can see the full extent of his injuries, which are very bad. She can help to a point but knows that he really needs medical help, something they can’t get. Well not until the next day anyway when an unsuspecting human, training to be a nurse as it happens, comes to investigate the shed they are in.

Emma finds herself thrown into a world of fantasy when she goes over to her parents’ house to water their plants. Needing something from the shed she finds the lock damaged, her first thought is that it’s her good for nothing brother back to cause more heartache. What she finds though is a pissed off vampire who she fears would like nothing more than to drain her dry and a badly wounded fallen angel on the bed. Her mind can’t really comprehend what she is seeing but soon it becomes too late to be ignorant of what is in front of her when the hellhounds start to come knocking.

Falon is the alpha hellhound and the only one who would report directly to Lucifer himself. He and his pack have come to the place where the hell call came from and are not impressed to see one of their own was killed. He can smell in the air a fallen angel is close, one he feels he might know, and that the angel had help to escape. They soon use their charm to worm their way into the small suburb that is going to be the bases for the battle to come.

You can see a connection between Kayson and Sabrina forming quite quickly but feel that Kayson is holding back. He opens up to her to a point and then backs off. Which is infuriating to Sabrina after she tells him all about her past. You then feel her pain when she finds out that he told Emma things before her, even though she asked first. Emma and her friends soon get thrown into the middle of a battle that could see a very bad outcome. Two would be enemies now turned friends, hopefully more, and a band of humans’ odds of winning against the hellhounds aren’t looking good. But hopefully a little help from above is not too far away. The key players in this battle going forward are Kayson and Sabrina. They need to stay together no matter what if the outcome is going to come out on top.

I feel this book is more about setting the scene for what’s to come. You get to go through different characters minds throughout key parts of the book to give a wider view of the part they will play. You do get a bit of a badass battle near the end but get the feeling it’s just the start of what’s to come. Sometimes when your faith is tested the most you start to see things in a different light. A way some would at first stay away from could end up being the best route to take in the long run. Hold onto your hats because the war has only just began.


4 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from Words Turn Me On for my honest review.

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Release Blitz: ‘Stand’ by T. Gephart



Title: Stand
Series: Black Addiction #3
Author: T. Gephart
Genre: Rock Star Romance
Release Date: June 27, 2016

Good times didn’t last forever. While Beth Hart had enjoyed being the sometimes girlfriend of Max Reynolds—the hot bass player for Black Addiction—she knew it would never be more than a casual fling. He was destined for greatness, and she cared too much to hold him back. So, before she lost her heart and her sanity, she said goodbye to the Bronx, moved to Manhattan and left her party-girl days in the past—along with Max.


Nothing made Max happier than being a success in his own right. And in the last few years, he and his band had well and truly earned it. Moving to the city and enjoying the spoils of his new lifestyle made perfect sense, and he loved his new address. It wasn’t his new huge penthouse apartment that got him excited; it was his new neighbor. The one girl he regretted letting go—Beth.

He wanted her back and would do anything to make it happen. Hopefully it wasn’t too late.


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Prologue – Beth


It was the calm before the storm.

Neither of us had spoken about it last night, both too caught up in each other to care what it all meant. He was irresistible and I saw no reason to fight the urge. No matter how many times we drifted apart, we always seemed to end up back together. Maybe it was sheer magnetism, maybe it was his amazing smile? Or maybe it was his delicious well-toned body that did amazing things to mine? It could have been any of those reasons, but mostly it was because of the way he made me feel.


Some of my best memories featured the man sleeping soundly beside me. And it wasn’t even about the sex, although . . . yeah, his talents weren’t only restricted to the stage. There was just something about him. Something bigger than what he already was, and I knew living in the Bronx and working at Staples wasn’t his destiny.

Sadly, neither was I.

International rock sensation Power Station had seen it too, signing up Black Addiction—Max’s band—to be their support act for a huge stadium tour. They’d already wowed the crowds at Madison Square Garden, the other crowds would follow too and then the world would see what I already knew.

Max Reynolds was a rock star.

We’d taken a break from each other around three months ago. No messy break up, no drama—just our lives taking us in different directions. It wasn’t a new thing for us, and in some ways, it just worked. But last night wasn’t us getting back together; last night was something else entirely.

His eyes were shut tight as he slept, completely unaware as I watched him. His perfect lips parted just slightly as the air whistled past. And I knew this would be the last time we could do this; at some point we’d stop the revolving door.

“Hey.” He slid open an eye, his trademark panty-melting grin not far behind. “You’re awake. Feeling okay?”

“Yep, I know better than to try and keep up with you and your band.” I couldn’t help but smile back. “How about you? You had a pretty serious commitment with that bottle of Jäger.” Don’t know why I asked; I’d never seen him rocking the next morning regret like most of us did.

“Never felt better.” He smirked, his fingers trailing up my side, tickling my skin until they reached my breast. His talented fingers palmed me, hinting that he had other things on his mind other than his lack of hangover. “And my only commitment last night was pleasing you. So, tell me . . . how did I do?”

God, he was smooth.

He had this uncanny ability to make you feel like you were the only woman in the room, like nothing else mattered, and even if I knew it was temporary, I loved it.

“I think you got all the confirmation you needed last night.” I grinned as I nestled into his side. “If you want your ego stroked, you’ll have to go elsewhere.”

“That’s not what I want you to stroke, Beth,” he whispered into my ear, his voice loaded with suggestion.

“I should probably go.” It’s not that I didn’t want to stay, but it didn’t take a rocket scientist to know where this would end up. Sleep was not part of that equation.

“Why? Stay in bed with me.” His muscular, inked arms caged me against his body, the heat between us having nothing to do with the temperature in the room. “I’m almost positive you won’t regret it.”

I wouldn’t regret it.

I never would.

But in my heart I knew that this was the end of the road for the two of us. And as much as I wanted to keep going by his side, he had to walk it alone. How much longer could I stay? A week, a month, a year? He needed to be single. Free to do whatever he wanted to do when that spotlight finally hit him and not wonder if it would have been different without a girlfriend ball-and-chain. I wouldn’t be the source of anyone’s regrets, not least someone as special as Max. He was on the cusp of something great, and I cared too much to hold him back.

“You need sleep, you have a show tonight.” My hands moved over his chest. “We both know if I stay, there will be no sleep.” I tried in vain to free myself from his arm prison, my attempt laughable as he pulled me closer.

“Sleep’s overrated.” The words vibrated against my ear as I closed my eyes and remembered the moment. The one that would be the last time in his arms.

“You might not be dealing with a hangover, but you can’t outrun fatigue. Sleep and I’ll see you when you get back in town.”

It was a lie, an easy one to tell, knowing that when he came back things would be different. We would be different, and I think deep down he knew it was goodbye.

“Beth.” His lips pressed against the back of my neck, my short black hair offering me little protection as his hot breath defied logic and gave me goose bumps. “We’ll always end up like this, you and me.”

Not always, not anymore.

I didn’t dare say it. More because I didn’t want to hear it even though I knew it was the right thing to do.

“You going to let me go?” I asked, his arms showing no sign of releasing me

“For now.” He kissed my neck before loosening his hold and allowing me to sit up.

“You’re going to do great on this tour; this is what you’ve been waiting for.” I didn’t have to even force the smile on my face, I was genuinely happy for him. “Your life is about to change.”

“Whatever happens, happens.” His arms flexed and anchored at the back of his neck. “I’m still going to be me, that won’t ever change.”

“Good.” I fished my T-shirt from the edge of the bed and threw it over my head. “And I’ll be your biggest fan.” It was an easy promise to make; being supportive was something that I planned to continue. And something I could do even if it wasn’t by his side.

“Just promise you won’t get all weird and start stealing my underwear to sell on eBay.” He watched me as I slid on my own and grabbed my jeans from the floor.

“So, I should put back the pair I have stuffed into my purse?” I turned back to face him as I pulled up my jeans, batting my eyes seductively for effect.

I hadn’t actually stolen a pair of his boxer briefs, but it was easier than the inevitable so-this-is-where-it-ends that needed to happen.

“Call me, Beth.” He didn’t hesitate, his eyes looking directly into mine. It was as if he already knew that I probably wouldn’t but wouldn’t push the issue either. It was a weird stalemate, so much left unsaid, but all those words not spoken completely understood.

“See ya, Max.” I allowed myself one last look at him before scooping up my shoes and shuffling out of the room. The door closed behind me giving me a resting place for a second before I walked out of his house.

We both needed this. It wasn’t just for him; this was for me too. Together neither of us would reach our full potential, and we owed each other that. I was more than just a bass player’s girlfriend. I was more than a girl with tattoos, funky hair and a short skirt. If I stayed . . . he was too easy to fall in love with.

There was no sadness when I left; my heart wasn’t breaking. I was excited about what the future held for both of us and while I’d miss him, someday we would both be thankful.

In time we would both move on, and hopefully when he thought of me, he’d remember good things.

I would always, when I thought of him.

Author Bio

T Gephart is an indie author from Melbourne, Australia.

T’s approach to life has been somewhat unconventional. Rather than going to University, she jumped on a plane to Los Angeles, USA in search of adventure. While this first trip left her somewhat underwhelmed and largely depleted of funds it fueled her appetite for travel and life experience.

With a rather eclectic resume, which reads more like the fiction she writes than an actual employment history, T struggled to find her niche in the world.

While on a subsequent trip the United States in 1999, T met and married her husband. Their whirlwind courtship and interesting impromptu convenience store wedding set the tone for their life together, which is anything but ordinary. They have lived in Louisiana, Guam and Australia and have traveled extensively throughout the US. T has two beautiful young children and one four legged child, Woodley, the wonder dog.

An avid reader, T became increasingly frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in the books she was reading. She wanted to read about a woman she could identify with, someone strong, independent and confident and who didn’t lack femininity. Out of this need, she decided to pen her first book, A Twist of Fate. T set herself the challenge to write something that was interesting, compelling and yet easy enough to read that was still enjoyable. Pulling from her own past “colorful” experiences and the amazing personalities she has surrounded herself with, she had no shortage of inspiration. With a strong slant on erotic fiction, her core characters are empowered women who don’t have to sacrifice their femininity. She enjoyed the process so much that when it was over she couldn’t let it go.

T loves to travel, laugh and surround herself with colorful characters. This inevitably spills into her writing and makes for an interesting journey – she is well and truly enjoying the ride!

Based on her life experiences, T has plenty of material for her books and has a wealth of ideas to keep you all enthralled.

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Series Blitz: ‘Heaven Hill MC Series’ by Larmaie Briscoe



Follow the couples in the Heaven Hill MC on their journey of life and love…..


Meant to Be #1


Single mother.

Laid off factory worker.

Drug runner for the Heaven Hill Motorcycle Club.


Loyal brother.

Grease monkey mechanic.

Vice President of the Heaven Hill Motorcycle Club.



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Out of Darkness #2


Ex-News reporter.

Rape survivor.

Former enemy of the Heaven Hill MC.



Formidable force of nature.

Loved member of the Heaven Hill MC.



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Losing Control #3


Strip-club waitress.

Aspiring Teacher.

Friend of the Heaven Hill MC.


Tough guy with model good looks.

Talented musician.

Newly patched member of the Heaven Hill MC.



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Worth the Battle #4


Movie star running from her life.

Secret writer of erotic romance.

Trusts only Layne O’Connor of the Heaven Hill MC.


War Veteran.

Striving to live a normal life.

Member of the Heaven Hill MC.



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Dirty Little Secret #5



Lone survivor.

Scared, but tough.



Protector of secrets.

Level-headed and steady.



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Second Chance Love #6

Roni & Rooster



Second Chances.



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Rough Patch novella #6.5

Jagger and Bianca

Mechanic and Teacher

Laid back and Fiery



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Beginning of Forever #7

Tyler & Meredith







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Home Free #8











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Shield My Heart #9 (coming July 1)




Mother to be


Best Friend

Member of the Heaven Hill MC

Terrified of not breaking the cycle of his childhood


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Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin’ Country Series.

Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She’s been called “a very young Maya Banks” (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being “sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart”.

When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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