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♥ ♥ ♥ Cover reveal sign ups: http://wp.me/p1WPf3-1bn At first, Rick Delaney watched Vee Wyland with the hungry eyes of a fox as if she were a rabbit … his rabbit. But one day, he slunk away without notice. When he returns, that … Continue reading

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Cover RevealIf you’re excited for The Rental and want to show off the cover on reveal day, August 21st, then read on!

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Reveal date: August 21, 2014
Reveal time: MUST be posted between 7 a.m. and before 6 p.m. of the 21st. (no earlier)

Title: The Rental
Author: Rebecca Berto
Series: book #1
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publication date: September 22, 2013

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At first, Rick Delaney watched Vee Wyland with the hungry eyes of a fox as if she were a rabbit … his rabbit. But one day, he slunk away without notice.

When he returns, that fateful night rips her life into shreds.

That’s why they are here. Why she becomes Victoria and Rick becomes Rhett, and she burrows down into his alluring world: The Rental. One part of her watches with fascination. The other unfurls and embraces her sexual awakening. It may be a game, but the consequences are real.

Following their heart’s desire is forbidden. But walking away could strip their hope for a future.


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The Rental: blurb reveal!

8048905957_198c8c8751_oI’m so excited to reveal the blurb with you today for my novel, The Rental.

If you haven’t heard of it before, it’s the first book in a new erotic romance series. Book #1 and #2 focus on Rick and Vee, and the other books will focus on other characters you meet along the way.

Without further ado, here is the blurb . . .

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At first, Rick Delaney watched Vee Wyland with the hungry eyes of a fox as if she were a rabbit … his rabbit. But one day, he slunk away without notice.

When he returns, that fateful night rips her life into shreds.

That’s why they are here. Why she becomes Victoria and Rick becomes Rhett, and she burrows down into his alluring world: The Rental. One part of her watches with fascination. The other unfurls and embraces her sexual awakening. It may be a game, but the consequences are real.

Following their heart’s desire is forbidden. But walking away could strip their hope for a future.

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Book #1 of The Rental series
Release date: coming September 2014

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Book review : “Jane’s Melody” by Ryan Winfield

18632103Title: Jane’s Melody

Author: Ryan Winfield

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication date: June 2013

My ratingNovel Girl - 3.5 stars

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What boundaries would you cross for true love?

That’s the question a grieving mother must answer when she takes in a young street musician she believes can shed light on her daughter’s death—only to find herself falling for him. A sexy but touching love story that will leave you both tantalized and in tears, Jane’s Melody follows a forty-year-old woman on a romantic journey of rediscovery after years of struggling alone.

Sometimes our greatest gifts come from our greatest pain. And now Jane must decide if it’s too late for her to start over, or if true love really knows no limits.

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MY REVIEW

5181210Jane’s Melody is a sweet, lovely romance. I was excited to begin it because it was a little different and that captured my attention. Jane is 40 and her love interest is an almost-25-year-old guy, Caleb. A guy who happens to be connected to her daughter. When Jane meets Caleb she doesn’t know how exactly, and pursues him secretly to find out more about her daughter through him. Because Jane didn’t really know who her daughter was in the last few years of her short twenty years. She was an addict and for the last year Jane hadn’t spoken to her at all since she’d taken off from home.

Part of what made me love this book early on were the poignant moments. Ryan Winfield writes simply and emotionally and maybe more so than other female writers. I was so entranced by how much he’d nailed the voice. Quotes like this:

“I remember reading somewhere that you have to learn to love yourself before you can love someone else. But I don’t think it’s true. I think you have to learn to forget yourself before you can love someone else. At least I seem to forget about myself when I’m with you.”

. . . had me. sigh.

Caleb was a treasure to learn about. Yes he was fifteen years younger than Jane but he was both the dominant man when it counted, but the younger boy other times. Reading about the two of them put a smile on my face for most of the novel. They matched so well.

“I don’t know if I have the right words, but love is this feeling I get when I look at you. A feeling that as long as you’re near me, or in the world even, then everything will be okay. That everything has meaning. It’s as if the world was all shades of sepia—like an old movie reel—and that everywhere I looked I saw suffering and pain. Then I heard your voice, I saw your face, and somehow the color came into everything.”

But unfortunately the twist at 3/4 through just did not work for me. I was disappointed and made myself read on since I’d come so far. The way the stakes/conflict were upped didn’t have enough reasoning to make me excited, and rather did the opposite. The ending happened quickly, so I didn’t get to experience their happiness.

Nevertheless of my feelings of its shortfalls, this is an emotional, romantic, sweet and beautiful story. I’m glad I tried it! :)

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Prologue excerpt + ARC Giveaway: “Torrent” by Gemma James

TORRENT by Gemma James (pen name for Christina Jean Michaels) is the first book in a new series by the author that made me fall in love with her previous BDSM serial of novellas. I loved the depth, erotic nature and characters so, so much.

Today, I’m giving you the chance to win a copy of her upcoming release!

WARNING! » This is an extremely dark romance with disturbing themes and explicit content that includes sexual situations and violence. Intended for adult readers 18+ only. Not for those offended by dark subject matters.
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We’d left the gravesite two hours ago, but Mom’s lifeless eyes still accused me. The memory of finding her dead in the bathtub, the water deep and murky with her blood, embedded in my brain like a tattoo I couldn’t erase.

I stood in my bedroom, a space inundated with white lacy subterfuge, and sensed the uprising in my soul. Grief turned and boiled with a vengeance. I clenched my hands and crossed them over heaving breasts but couldn’t stop the eruption. I’d been simmering too long, unchecked. I hated my perfect room, my perfect family, my perfect life. Appearances were deceitful bitches that lied and covered the ugly truth.

“Open the door, Lex!” Frantic fists pounded, and I covered my ears to block out my step-brother’s barrage on the door. The first drop of misery fell from my eyes and despite squeezing them shut, I was incapable of stemming the mental pictures. They flickered in my head like a child’s View-Master reel.

I relived Mom’s horrified expression the night she heard me cry out, recalled the condemnation in her voice when she yelled at Zach to get out of my room. I still saw her wide eyes—the same green as mine—staring at me blankly a few days later, open and void as the life bled from her wrists.

“Let me in!”

“Go away!” I screamed, repulsed by the mere sound of his voice. A sob caught in my throat, and my body shook with the effort of holding back. I was trapped inside myself, a prisoner of rage and despair. Bursting with the need to tear into something, I dug my nails into my arms.

Her face wouldn’t leave my mind. Her beautiful face, twisted with shock and disgust at what she’d walked in on. I’d been too ashamed to explain. Now it was too late. I’d never see her again, never again inhale the sweet scent of jasmine as she embraced me.

Zach’s fault. My fault.

My nails dragged down pale flesh, almost of their own volition, and left behind ugly red streaks. Letting out a roar, I hefted a chair into the vanity mirror. My reflection shattered with an echo, a grotesque replica of my soul. I was unstoppable, insane with the need to destroy, to create the sound over and over again. Breaths coming in shallow gasps, I swept candles onto the floor, followed by pictures and perfumes. My entire makeup collection crashed onto the white carpet where the colors stained with flawless imperfection, but the pressure in my chest wouldn’t subside.

The assault on my door grew in strength, and I thought I picked up another voice blending with Zach’s. Had to be my imagination. Dad had barricaded himself in his bedroom, just like me, though he had a sedative and a bottle of Jack to keep him company.

Afternoon sunshine streamed through the lace curtains, an assault of warmth on my face, and I scowled. The skies should have opened, should have drenched the earth until it drowned. On that day, the day I’d watched my mother go into the ground, the whole fucking world should’ve cried until their eyes bled.

I grasped the lamp on my nightstand and hurtled it through the window, eliciting that glorious sound of splintering glass again, and I screamed until my voice went raw like the rest of me. The door broke under Zach’s struggle to get inside, and I fell backward, landing hard on the bed with both hands raised.

“Leave me alone,” I said with a pleading sob. He’d never gone so far as to break down my door. My room had been my only sanctuary, other than those few horrible occasions when I found him lying in wait in the darkness; those times when I wasn’t quick enough to escape within my four walls and turn the lock. “Don’t touch me!”

Strong hands encircled my wrists and pulled them to the sides, but it was Rafe’s beautiful green eyes staring back and not my brother’s. Tension seeped from my bones, left me weightless, and I exhaled in relief when he knelt in front of me, elbows resting on my thighs. A significant moment passed, locking the two of us in that short span of time when the world magically receded.

“I’ve got you. Everything’s gonna be okay.” His arms wound around my trembling body, and I went limp in the cocoon of his embrace.

Zach stood off to the side, arms crossed and gaze shooting daggers in our direction. I stiffened under the threat of his jealousy, and not even Rafe’s warmth could combat the chill that seized me. I wanted to believe him so badly, but nothing would ever be okay again.

Copyright © 2014 Gemma James

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Blunt and honest truths about my intentions for “The Rental”

326e2be500bd86d90ace2e75f9a75894I want to be blunt and honest with you. I’ve been giving hints about The Rental, but it’s time I let you in on my intentions.

This is first book in my erotic romance series. Vee and Rick’s journey to happiness together is explored and enhanced through sexual discovery, which is as important as the emotional romantic journey.

This isn’t a story about BDSM or Dom/Sub. What you’ll experience will be a sexual and boundary-pushing journey into exploring Vee and Rick’s, and maybe even your own, desires. This is a love story, and one where kink and sexuality is as important as the emotional romance.

That’s what this book is about: exploring human desire and the journey to get to true satisfaction.

Sooo, yeah, enjoy. And add THE RENTAL to your Goodreads shelf!

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“The Rental” – a teaser blurb and sexy picture!

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Erotic Romance
Book #1 of The Rental series
Release date: (coming 2014)

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he belongs to a dark & lucrative world
she has nothing to lose, everything to gain

until she learns the rules
she leaves; no future
he leaves; death

join the world of The Rental

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I’m back with The Rental, and it’s fresher and hotter than ever!

I’ve been pretty silent recently, and that’s because I’ve been working hard on my next release. It’s an erotic romance, and while I’m still working on the blurb and a new cover for it, I do have updates in the form of AH-MAY-ZING pictures and GIFs.

WARNING: What you are about to see is explicit and steamy hot, so proceed at your own risk ;)

First she was sad

and then he came

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and they couldn’t stop even when they should have

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but then her world shattered in an instant

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and she fell into a dark place alone and hurting

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but she re-united with him

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and they did this

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and then he was less careful

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and then all of this happened

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and this mind-blowing kind of stuff … *faints*

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Does that give you an idea of the story although I can’t provide you with the new cover or blurb yet? ;) hehe I hope so! You can view those photos and GIFs to your heart/body’s content and share this post all over social media.

I’m taking my time to perfect this book for you, but you can bet I’m working as fast as I can without burning out.

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Book review : “Scoring Wilder” by R.S. Grey

21843117Title: Scoring Wilder

Author: R.S. Grey

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication date: June 15, 2014

My ratingNovel Girl - 4 stars

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What started out as a joke— seduce Coach Wilder—soon became a goal she had to score.

With Olympic tryouts on the horizon, the last thing nineteen-year-old Kinsley Bryant needs to add to her plate is Liam Wilder. He’s a professional soccer player, America’s favorite bad-boy, and has all the qualities of a skilled panty-dropper.

• A face that makes girls weep – check.
• Abs that can shred Parmesan cheese (the expensive kind) – check.
• Enough confidence to shift the earth’s gravitational pull – double check.

Not to mention Liam is strictly off limits. Forbidden. Her coaches have made that perfectly clear. (i.e. “Score with Coach Wilder anywhere other than the field and you’ll be cut from the team faster than you can count his tattoos.”) But that just makes him all the more enticing…Besides, Kinsley’s already counted the visible ones, and she is not one to leave a project unfinished.

Kinsley tries to play the game her way as they navigate through forbidden territory, but Liam is determined to teach her a whole new definition for the term “team bonding.”

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MY REVIEW

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Scoring Wilder is a sexy, hilarious, coming-of-age romance between an up and coming soccer-star hopeful (Kinsley Bryant) wanting to make the Olympic tryouts, and soccer’s best and baddest star (Liam Wilder).

Kinsley has been cheated on by two boyfriends in a row, but she doesn’t become “woe is me” and I love this about her. She’s one of the few non-annoying female main characters in books aimed for women. Early on we meet one of the seniors, Tara—best described is a word that rhymes with witch—who has it out for Kinsley. Kinsley gets treated like dirt by her, and contemplates speaking out, but also from the start of the novel she crushes on Liam Wilder, and it’s soon apparent they have a thing. Kinsley can’t shake her attraction for Liam, and soon we see that the attraction goes both ways. Everything becomes twisted in the quest to have Liam, to not get him in trouble, or her, and to stay out of Tara’s evil games.

Liam Wilder is helping out with the girl’s soccer team. He’s been in hot water with his sponsors and needs to clean up his act. So here he is helping out when he gets to know Kinsley. Things become intimate and hot with the two of them and their practically forbidden relationship, him being coach and all.

If you’re looking for a light comedy with a sexy side, Scoring Wilder is your novel. I loved reading it. It was easy and addictive, and nothing stupid happened as a plot device in order to keep the story going. Becca, as Kinsley’s sidekick, is funny and keeps the scenes moving, adding much of the comedic relief in the story. The relationship between our main characters doesn’t start up right away, instead there is interest that turns to angst, and angst that turns into many very satisfying scenes.

From about 70% onwards, though, the story seemed to have tied up mostly. It didn’t drag, but I did read that last ~ 1/3 of the novel wondering what would pop out and ruin things because most of it was happy and dandy. It felt a bit strange, because I felt like I would pay later for getting awesome scenes without anything standing between Kinsley and Liam. In the end, other little things were tied up, but the ending did feel a bit … anticlimactic? I enjoyed it, but it still had that sense to it.

Great book overall!

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Book review + GIVEAWAY: “Hate To Love You” by Elise Alden

96949eb82c4c4ca35087d021a1991d74Title: Hate To Love You

Author: Elise Alden

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication date: June 2, 2014

My ratingNovel Girl - 5 stars

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Despite my slutty reputation, I was technically a virgin at eighteen. But it turns out all those sex-ed teachers aren’t just trying to scare you. The faint positive on a budget pregnancy test sent me spinning, moments before meeting my sister’s snooty new fiancé.

Shaking hands with upper-crusty James was like downing a triple shot of vodka. Dizzy with desire, confused by my body’s reaction, and shocked by the possessiveness flashing in his eyes, I deceived him that night and told the world at their wedding reception.

The truth?
I slept with my sister’s fiancé. Hot and sweaty, all night long in a room so dark he couldn’t tell I wasn’t her.

The lie? 
Said fiancé is the father of my child. The one I signed over my rights to just before he was born.

That was seven years ago. 

It’s time to come clean.

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MY REVIEW

Author, Elise Alden

Author, Elise Alden

If you’re looking for a traditional romance that is however very unconventional, then this novel is for you! I read most of it in a day and that’s coming from a reader who takes 3-6 days to finish a normal novel.

See, Elise Alden gave me a tonne of reasons to hate Paisley, the main character, and a few even to hate James, the love interest, but what can I say? I really appreciate and tip my hat to her as the author for daring to make leading characters have qualities that other authors shy away from, instead making characteristics to enhance likeability. I think inside we all want to do nasty things, think them at least, and maybe even do some them in our lives. For this reason, I completely connected with Paisley. If you’re looking for a sweet, innocent, heroic and selfless main character you’d be approaching this book the wrong way. This book, in my opinion, does become selfless but it is a wild friggin ride along the way to get there.

Poor Paisley has a few nasty works of art in her life, in her parents and sister. I couldn’t help but expect the teenager she turned into given how they treated her growing up.

James is so proper and British and upstanding … but Paisley is a dirty little girl who knows how to reveal the inner man and boy did I enjoy seeing the layers of his character.

Please do buy this book and give it a go though you might have heard opposing things. Hopefully I’ve straightened it all out for you. Hate To Love You is a traditional romance but written and plotted in a very unconventional way. I loved to hate, and loved to love, these two lead characters, and the supporting cast all shine, too. 

Highly recommend!

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