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Wednesday 30 November 2016

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Phobic [Phoebe Reede: The Untold Story 02] by Michelle Irwin!

Sometimes starting over is the only choice.

Broken-hearted and looking for revenge, Phoebe Reede heads back to the US to take up a new challenge. Only, when she discovers who her teammate and rival is, the challenge might prove too great.

While she knew life away from home wouldn’t be easy, she never expected to be faced with an unpleasant surprise from her ex-boyfriend, or to be as drawn to him as ever. She needs to remain professional and push aside her feelings for him, but will she let someone else steal her heart away instead?

What will it take to prove she’s not afraid to take the risk?
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Author bio:

Michelle Irwin has been many things in her life: a hobbit taking a precious item to a fiery mountain; a young child stepping through the back of a wardrobe into another land; the last human stranded not-quite-alone in space three million years in the future; a young girl willing to fight for the love of a vampire; and a time-travelling madman in a box. She achieved all of these feats and many more through her voracious reading habit. Eventually, so much reading had to have an effect and the cast of characters inside her mind took over and spilled out onto the page.

Michelle lives in sunny Queensland in the land down under with her surprisingly patient husband and ever-intriguing daughter, carving out precious moments of writing and reading time around her accounts-based day job. A lover of love and overcoming the odds, she primarily writes paranormal and fantasy romance.

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Stacking The Shelves [18]!

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where we show what books we got recently. I do this post once a month.

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book, they can all be shared!

Purchased (Ebooks):
Purchased (Paperbacks/hardbacks):

I, unfortunately, haven't bought any paperbacks or hardbacks this month.
Gifted from Authors/Publishers:

(Thank you, Magan!)
(Thank you, Harper360!)
 For Review from Author/Netgalley/Edelweiss:

Monday 28 November 2016

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Fire in You [Wait for You 06] by J. Lynn!

From the # 1 New York Times and International bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J.Lynn, comes a richly moving story about heartbreak and guilt, second chances and hope. Full of familiar, fan-favorite characters and no two people more deserving of a happy ending, Fire In You will burn bright beyond the last page…

Jillian Lima’s whole world was destroyed in a span of a few hours. The same night her childhood love, Brock ‘the Beast’ Mitchell, broke her heart, her life was irrevocably altered by the hand of a stranger with a gun. It takes six years to slowly glue together the shattered pieces of her life, but Jillian is finally ready to stop existing in a past full of pain and regret. She takes a job at her father’s martial arts Academy and she’s going out on her first date since a failed relationship that was more yuck than yum. Jillian is determined to start living.

She just never expected Brock to be a part of her life again. But he’s firmly back in her life before she knows it, and not only is he older, he’s impossibly more handsome, more teasing and more everything. And when he sees Jillian, he’s no longer capable of thinking of her as the little girl who was his shadow growing up or the daughter of the man who gave him a second chance at life. He sees the woman who’d always been there for him, the one person who believed in him no matter what.

Brock knows she’s the one he should’ve made his, and what begins as a tentative friendship quickly turns to red-hot chemistry that sparks a flame that burns brighter than lust. Falling for Brock again risks more than her heart, because when the past sorrow-filled and guilt-ridden past resurfaces, and a web of lies threatens to rip them apart, the fallout could lay waste to everything they’ve fought to build together, and destroy the dreams of those they care most about.
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Author bio:
#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. She spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.
She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


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Sunday 27 November 2016

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Jax [Bastard 03] by J.L. Perry!

My name is Jaxson Albright. To my friends I’m known as Jax. I’m the disgraced son of well-known Politician, Malcom Albright. You could say I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I was supposed to follow in my father’s footsteps and move into politics. My whole childhood was spent being groomed for this role, but that wasn’t what I wanted. I had other plans.

To my family’s disgust, I’m inked, I’m pierced and I own and run a tattoo parlour, in Sydney. I fit in here. I can be the man I was destined to be, the man my family are ashamed of. The son they regret having.

I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for my saviour, Candice. My pink-haired angel. We grew up in the same circle, but like me, she’s an outcast. She refused to conform to society’s ways. She’s the only one who stuck by me and not only encouraged, but supported my dream.

I love her. No, correction—I’m in love with her. I have been for as long as I can remember. She has no idea how I feel. It’s a battle I struggle with daily. I’ve kept my secret all these years because I couldn’t risk losing her. That’s a chance I’m not prepared to take, because she’s my best friend; my only real family.

I’ve spent the last few years moving from one hot chick to the next, trying to mask these feeling I have. But it doesn’t help—I can’t get her out of my head. She still owns my damn heart.

How do you get over the girl you know you can never have? And how do you live without the one person on this earth who was made for you?

She’s my soulmate.
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Author bio:


J L Perry is a mother and a wife. She was born in Sydney, Australia in 1972, and has lived there her whole life. Her love of reading, from a young age, gave her the passion to write. My Destiny was originally written for her sister, in 2013. It was never intended to be published. However, after finishing this book, she felt there was still a lot of Brooke and Logan's story left to tell. This inspired her to write My Forever. With the encouragement of her family and friends, she decided to follow her dream and become a published Author.

That dream was realised on the 6th of June, 2014.

My Destiny is her debut novel in the Destiny Series. My Forever is the conclusion to this book. Her third book Damaged - Jacinta's Story was released October 15th, 2014. This is a stand alone book, but is based on a character in My Forever. Her fourth book Against All Odds, is a stand alone book, as well, but part of the Destiny Series. Due to be released on the 27th May, 2015. She's also currently writing a fifth book, a standalone, that will be released later in the year. It's called 'A Beautiful Bastard'. This is NOT part of the Destiny Series.

J L's love of romance and happy endings makes a perfect combination when it comes to writing her beautiful love stories.

Her hobbies include reading, writing, drinking wine, shopping, listening to music, and anything artistic or creative. She loves spending time with her family, friends and her dog when she isn't writing. She also loves being outdoors and travelling and exploring the world.

Saturday 26 November 2016

Book Blitz & Giveaway: The Alpha's Hunger [The Alpha's Hunger 01] by Renee Rose!


   She flushed and looked down at her paper to compose herself. “I do,” she said quietly. “I appreciate your faith in me.” When he said nothing, she amended, “Or maybe this is a test, in which case, I plan to pass it.” She lifted her chin.
   A smile flashed around both corners of his mouth but it disappeared as quickly as it had come. “Go,” he said, with his characteristic curtness.
   She stood and walked to the door. Grasping the knob, she screwed up her courage and turned around. “Mr. Stone?”
   He turned from his computer screen and raised an eyebrow.
   “Did you hire me for this job because you actually think I show promise or is it because—” she stopped.
   He didn’t help, gazing at her with both eyebrows raised now.
   She swallowed. “Because you like the way I look in a skirt?”
   The smile flitted across his face and his eyes dropped to her skirt and down her legs.
   She flushed, wishing she hadn’t said it.
   “Get out, Ashley.”
   She actually laughed. Well, it was more a gasp for breath, or a sob. But it came out like a bubble of laughter. He’d called her by her first name, which felt like a success. And she loved the way it sounded in his deep, rich tones, evoking intimacy and...heat. She pushed the door open and stumbled out, relieved to be out of his intense presence. But the moment she shut the door, she missed it.
   How would she survive working for this man? He stole her breath with every glance.
Her Millionaire Boss. The Human he can’t resist.

Lying on the floor of her cubicle to stave off a migraine, the last thing Ashley Bell expected was to find the company’s notoriously hard-assed CEO, Ben Stone, standing over her. The offer of a ride home is a bigger surprise, but the biggest shock of all comes when Ben asks her to work for him as his personal assistant.

Despite misgivings about his intentions, Ashley accepts the position. She has barely started the job when she learns her twin sister has been kidnapped, and the price for her life is Ashley’s help in a plot to destroy Ben’s company. But she soon discovers that Ben has a far more terrifying secret of his own.

From the moment he first crossed paths with Ashley, the beautiful young human from marketing, Ben has been consumed by her. When her life is threatened by his enemies, he casts aside caution and fights with the rage of a beast defending his mate. Not sure he can trust her yet determined to protect her, Ben kidnaps Ashley, planning to keep her under his watch for as long as necessary.

Ashley is none too happy with the situation, but a hard bare-bottom spanking changes her attitude…and leaves her begging for more. Though Ben knows a human girl is no match for the fearsome lusts of an alpha wolf, she ignites in him a hunger he can barely contain. Can he resist the urge to mark her as his own and take her harder than she can imagine?

Don’t miss this sizzling paranormal from USA Today Bestselling Author, Renee Rose!
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Author bio:

USA Today Bestselling Author Renee Rose is a naughty wordsmith who writes kinky BDSM and spanking romance novels. Named Eroticon USA’s Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won The Romance Reviews Best Historical, Sci-Fi and BDSM awards, Spanking Romance Reviews‘ Best Historical, Erotic, Ageplay and favorite author, and was a finalist for The BDSM Writer’s Con Golden Flogger award. She’s hit #1 on Amazon in multiple categories in the U.S. and U.K., is often found on the list of Amazon’s Top 100 Erotic Authors and has been a regular columnist for
Write Sex Right. She also pens BDSM stories under the name Darling Adams. To receive four free books from Renee, sign up for her mailing list here.



Friday 25 November 2016

Cover Reveal: The Silver Swan [The Elite Kings Club 01] by Amo Jones!

Madison Montgomery comes from money and power, but when someone close to her commits the ultimate crime, Madison must live with her tainted name for the rest of her life.
When she begins Riverside Preparatory Academy, the private school her father has swept her into in The Hamptons, she hopes for a fresh start.
What she wasn't hoping for was the pack of bad boys who run the school; ten, to be exact. When Madison gains the attention of their leader, Bishop Vincent Hayes, a whole new world that she didn't think existed is exposed to her. A whole world that starts and ends with The Elite Kings Club and these boys, are about to flip her world upside down.
Secrets are overflowing and family lies are about to be exposed. Is there more to Madison Montgomery than even she knows?

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Author bio:

Amo is a full-time writer from New Zealand who loves long romantic walks to the wine cellar.
When she's not creating magic, you can usually find her relaxing in front of the television watching the latest episode of Supernatural or Vikings. (This will be updated as she finds new television shows with hot actors.)
She's the proud mother of four little critters who are the reason she breathes, but also the reason she drinks.
She's the wife-to-be to the love of her life. She says wife-to-be because she scares him a little, and he still hasn't decided whether he wants to wed her or not. Such an exciting relationship.
She loves meeting new people and believes the world needs more kindness.

Thursday 24 November 2016

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Catalyst [The Deception Game 01] by Kristin Smith!


   When I pull up to my house, a sob chokes the back of my throat. I slide off my bike and stumble toward the front door. I’m halfway across the yard when I notice the sleek silver car parked on the dirt road in front of our trailer, as if it were accidentally driven to the wrong side of town.
   Zane steps out, and I am horrified. I glance down at my dirt-stained pants, bloodstained top, burned leg, and raw hands. I want to run inside and lock the door. Instead, I straighten up, wipe a palm across my sweaty face, and wait.
   He walks toward me, and my heart pounds. Why do I feel sick to my stomach every time I see him? Like I might hurl at any moment?
   “Sienna.” He says my name like it’s the sweetest thing in the world. It rolls off his tongue like butter and honey combined.
   I’m tired. I’m drained. I’m scared. But seeing Zane gives me an unexpected surge of energy, and as he walks toward me, I think, It will all be okay.
   He has a huge grin on his face, but as he draws closer, the grin fades. His eyebrows knit together, and he stares at me. “What happened?” He’s by my side before I have a chance to speak. He touches my face, my arms, and my hair. Each place he touches is like an electrical fire burning my skin. I collapse, and he catches me, drawing me to him. My head fits perfectly against his chest, and I breathe him in, an earthy, cedar mixture.
   The dam bursts and the tears flow. I’m tired of being strong. I’m sick of proving myself.
   Zane strokes my hair and kisses my forehead, his lips warm against my hot skin. My whole body longs for more, for his kisses to rain down on me. But instead, he lifts me gently and carries me into the trailer, placing me on the sofa. I want him next to me, but he moves to the kitchen.
   Reality check, Sienna. He’s engaged.

Too pretty.
Too smart.
Too perfect.

In a crumbling, futuristic Las Vegas where the wealthy choose the characteristics of their children like ordering off a drive-thru menu, seventeen-year-old Sienna Preston doesn’t fit in. As a normal girl surrounded by genetically modified teenagers, all of her imperfections are on display. But after the death of her father, everything she’s ever known and loved changes in an instant.

With little skills to help provide for her family, Sienna clings to the two things that come easily—lying and stealing. But not all thief-for-hire assignments go as planned. When a covert exchange of a stolen computer chip is intercepted, she becomes entangled with a corrupt government official who uses her thieving past as leverage, her mother as collateral, and the genetically modified poster boy she’s falling for as bait.

In order to rescue her mother, there may only be one option—joining forces with the Fringe, an extremist group, and their young leader who’s too hot to be bad. Problem is, these revolutionaries aren’t what they seem, and the secrets they’re hiding could be more dangerous than Sienna is prepared for. In the end, she must be willing to risk everything to save the one thing that matters most.

Catalyst is a thrilling adventure of danger, romance, intrigue, and deception.
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Author bio:

Kristin Smith writes young adult contemporary and science fiction novels. When she’s not writing, you can find her dreaming about the beach, beating her boys at Just Dance, or belting out karaoke (from the comfort of her own home). Kristin currently resides in the middle-of-nowhere North Carolina with her husband and five incredibly loud but extremely cute boys. To read more about her obsession with YA novels or her addiction to chocolate, you can visit her at kristinsmithbooks.com.


Wednesday 23 November 2016

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Shadow Fall [Shadow Fall 01] by Audrey Grey!


   My legs wobble as I step into the now lukewarm water. I sink to the bottom. Tiny bubbles escape my nose as I watch all the ugly remnants from the last seven years leave my body.
   Lungs burning, I rise and come face-to-face with Pit Boy.
   I glare at him. “You really have to work on the knocking thing.”
   Despite the fact that I’m indecent, his attention never falls from my face. I almost wish it would, just to give me a break from the intensity of his focus.
   “I only get a few more hours to be the ‘one-eyed freak’ from the pit. Might as well take advantage.” He doesn’t dare crack a smile, so it’s hard to tell if he’s joking or serious.
   “Don’t worry. In my heart, that’s exactly who you’ll always be.”
   His words remind me that soon we’ll be reconstructed using forbidden nanotech. But it won’t just be our flesh they’ll reengineer. It will be our brains, too.

I don’t foresee my rewiring being too complicated, but Riser needs to upload almost twenty years of false memories. That will be tricky and time-consuming.
   And time is the one thing we don’t have.
   Riser flicks his gaze to the mirror. He lifts a hand, touches the patch of mottled flesh where his eye should be.
   “How did it happen?” I ask.
   “Careful, my lady.” His gaze settles on my face. “You’re beginning to sound like you care.”
   I roll my eyes. “And I thought I was lacking in conversational skills.”
   He focuses his attention on the graffiti sprayed across the mirror.
   “It’s written language,” I blurt, even though all I want to do is end the conversation so Pit Boy can leave. His presence unnerves me more than the other Pit Leeches ever could. “It’s how we communicate.”
   “I know what it is.” He examines his jagged thumbnail. “I just . . . can’t read it.”
   “It’s just stuff about the Chosen. You know, insults.” The populace is finicky. As much as they love watching the Chosen with their petty intrigues and court life, they would be just as happy to see their heads on a pike.
   Time to explain what you are, Everly, Nicolai’s voice grates inside my head. Riser’s eyes flutter just enough that I know he’s heard Nicolai’s voice too.
   You do it, I think, watching Riser’s reaction. But his face remains emotionless; either he’s a good actor or only Nicolai can hear my response.
   “The Royalist astronomers discovered the asteroid twenty-one years ago,” I begin. “It’s actually a slow moving planet called an earth-crosser, meaning its orbit and ours intersect every twenty-thousand years. Usually it’s too far away to affect us, but this time it will pass close enough to wreak havoc and make the earth uninhabitable for years.” I stir the water with my big toe. “Before I was born, the Emperor decided that creating a population of genetically superior humans would be a great idea, you know, just in case the Caskets don’t work or the asteroid does more damage than predicted.”
   Riser’s hyper-focused gaze bores through me. “You’re one of them?”
   “Yes.” I run my hand through the filthy water. “But my father’s a Bronze, so even though my mother comes from a Gold House, the Emperor only allowed them one Chosen instead of the customary twins. So it’s just me . . . not Max.”
   “What makes being Chosen so special?”
   “I don’t know . . .” I bite my lip, trying to remember everything my parents told me. “My genes are perfect, I guess.”
   For some reason, talking about my body makes me remember that I am naked in a room with a boy. As if reading my mind, Riser slowly lets his gaze fall, his expression both curious and unapologetic as he takes me all in, his thoughts cryptic.
   “What are you staring at?” I blurt, smashing my breasts beneath my hands. Not like there’s much there to cover. “Haven’t you seen a naked girl before?”
   A smile twitches his lips. “Not one that’s genetically flawless.”
   “It doesn’t work that way! You can’t just look at us and tell. We look like everyone else—”
   “No.” Riser shakes his head, a dark swath of hair covering his damaged eye. “You don’t. Whatever you are.”
   “You must be happy . . . about our reconstruction, I mean,” I mumble, trying desperately to change the subject. “They’ll fix your eye . . . and . . . and all those horrible scars.”
   I freeze as he slides off the counter, unable to look away as he hooks one finger beneath his shirt and lifts.
   Scars ravage his anemic body in varying shades of red and silver and white. Some deep and pitted like the craters of a far-away planet, others smooth and neat. One particular nasty scar carves down his shoulder, tunneling across his chest and stomach. A fresh red wound nestles just below his throat.
   He carefully touches the long ugly one. “I’m not ashamed for surviving.”

The asteroid hurtling toward the earth will kill billions.

The Emperor and his Gold Court will be safe in their space station, watching from the stars. The Silvers will be protected underground. But the Bronzes must fight it out at the Shadow Trials for the few remaining spots left on the space station.

When an enigmatic benefactor hands Maia Graystone a spot in the Trials, she won’t just get a chance at salvation for her and her baby brother, Max: She gets to confront the mother who abandoned her in prison, the mad Emperor who murdered her father, and the Gold prince who once loved her. But it’s the dark bastard prince she’s partnered with that will make her question everything, including her own heart. With the asteroid racing closer every day, Maia must trust someone to survive.

The question is who?

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Author bio:

Audrey Grey lives in the charming state of Oklahoma, with her husband, two little people, and four mischievous dogs. You can usually find her hiding out in her office from said little people and dogs, surrounded by books and sipping kombucha while dreaming up wondrous worlds for her characters to live in.


Tuesday 22 November 2016

Release Day Blitz & Review: Words I Couldn't Say [Promise in Prose 01] by Tessa Teevan!

Publication date: 22nd November 2016
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 4 stars

SynopsisYou know the old adage “if you love something, set it free?"
It's the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.
The dumbest thing I've ever done.

I loved her. I lost her. Hell, I let her go. And then spent five miserable years without her.

To cope with the loss, I put pen to paper and wrote her a love story, knowing when she was ready she’d hear the words I couldn’t say all those years ago.

Turned out, not only would she hear them, but when Hollywood came calling, I made sure she got the lead role. After all, no one else could portray the character whom she’d inspired. Now she's within arms' reach and finally, she'll know the truth in my heart.

Because that other cliché, “Actions speak louder than words?”
I’m going to prove it.
My words may have brought Ava Banks back into my life; I have to be enough to make her stay.

I've read a few of this author's books, but I've only read the first book in the Explosive series, which this book is a spin-off to! This book sounded like my kind of read, so I opted to review it as well as sign up for the Release Day Blitz! The cover is also seriously hot! I started reading this book as soon as I received my ARC, and I have to be honest and say that it took me weeks to read! I read half of it in a few sittings, but then I couldn't really get into the story, so I left it and then went back and read the other half a few weeks later! This actually made me enjoy the book a lot more! I also felt like this book was a little slow to start and really grip me and keep me hooked! This is why I took it down a star, which I really hated to do because the character develop was brilliant! I also loved the whole concept of the plot and I loved the background of the characters relationship! There were also plenty of seriously hot scenes, which made me very happy! The scenes were seriously hot and steamy! The plot also got better and better as it developed and I loved the few twist and turns in it to keep it interesting! The characters were also amazing and made this book for me! Ava was the main female character, and she was someone who had left the person she loved and her family and went away to make a career for herself! I did admire this about Ava, but it was easy to see how lonely she was and how much she missed the people she left behind! As soon as Ava came back to her hometown, she felt at home and could be herself! Ava also came a long way in this book and I found myself liking her more and more as the plot developed! I started to connect with her more and understand her more, which was good! Tucker was the main male character and love interest of Ava! It did take a while for Tucker to actually be with Ava, apart from the past scenes, but it was worth the wait! Tucker was also seriously hot and I loved how far he had come in this book! He had lost the people closest to him, but he still had to power on and keep going! This made me admire Tucker a lot! I also loved the way Tucker was with Ava! It was easy to see the amount of love he had for her and he was protective of her and wouldn't let her get away again! I loved that this book was written from both Ava and Tucker's point of views! I was hoping that it was going to be as the synopsis only makes it sound like it was going to be written from Tucker's point of view! It helped me connect more with both characters and it allowed for more things to happen in the plot! I'm also definitely going to read the next book in this series! I'm assuming that Ava and Tucker aren't going to be the main characters as the ending to this book was perfect, so I am curious as to who the main characters are going to be in the next book! As I said, the cover for this book is seriously hot! I loved it as soon as I saw it and it definitely drew me to the book! I really wanted to read the story behind it and the models are perfect for the characters! Big thank you to Tessa and Southern Belle Promotions for an ARC of Words I Couldn't Say!

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Author bio:

Tessa Teevan is a twenty-something book junkie who is also obsessed with sports. Bengals, Buckeyes, Reds are who she spends her time rooting for. She’s a research analyst by day, reads/writes by night, and is married to a guy 15 inches taller than her, making them quite the pair! They currently reside just outside of Dayton, OH with two adorably grumpy cats.
If she’s not writing or scouring through tons of photos of hot men, all in the name of research, then you can probably find her curled up with her Kindle, ignoring the rest of the world. She loves her sports almost as much as she loves her books. Her other obsessions include red wine, hot men, rock music, and all things Corey Taylor.
She adores hearing from readers, so please feel free to contact via any social media site listed below.

Monday 21 November 2016

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Sinful Secrets by Melissa Ohnoutka!


   “Oh, Ryker. I don’t know what to say. Thank you so much. You have no idea what this means to me.”
   “You can show me later.” He gave Joanna a sly smile and watched her blush.
   “Hmm…not sure I’m up to where that might lead.” She eased the blankets down, revealing those shapely legs he remembered from so long ago. Sexy as hell.
   “You can trust me.” He diverted his gaze when she caught him staring, feeling the tension spark through his muscles.
   “Can you toss me my robe?” She pointed to the chair in the corner.
   He did as she asked and helped her slip it over her shoulders, feeling the toned muscles of her upper arms. “You working out?”
   “A little. Don’t worry. No more Karate, but I like to stay fit. Does that surprise you, or scare you?” she laughed.
   “No. Not at all.” He let his thumbs massage the tense cords of her neck and felt her instantly relax. Awareness bounced back and forth between their bodies, her willingness to submit to his touch causing his breath to hitch.
   “That feels wonderful.” She rolled her neck, her head falling back to rest against his chest where his heart raced for the finish line.
   He cleared his throat. “If you want to see your father today, we best get going. That head nurse is a real piece of work. Not a compassionate bone in her body.”
   She locked eyes with his as she turned to pull the wheelchair away from the wall beside the bed and eased down into the seat. “You able to push this cripple around?”
   So caught up in his shit, he’d forgotten about her injuries. She had a nasty leg wound. Over forty stitches. Couldn’t walk on her own. Not without a lot of pain.
   “You betcha,” he said, stepping behind her and slipping his left arm out of the sling. The damn annoying thing was more standard procedure than anything else. The pain in his shoulder had subsided hours ago due to the drugs. “Going to look funny, me pushing you, since I have more bandages.” He chuckled and gripped the handles tight, waiting for her to settle in.
   “You really are my hero, ya know?” Her head fell back against his stomach again.
   Sparks ignited at her innocent action. “Just doing my job, ma’am.” If she only knew what hoops he’d jump through for her.
   “Liar,” she giggled.

Event planner Joanna McNamee is scrambling to ensure her father’s company Christmas party goes smoothly, but one disaster after another has her convinced someone is trying to sabotage her career. With the help of a man from her past who she’s still not sure she can trust, she puts the pieces together and realizes her business is the least of her problems—a cold-blooded killer is out to destroy her father and take her as his prized possession.

The last thing Deputy Ryker Kane expects is for a simple truck hijacking to throw him back into the middle of the Black Widow case he’d been forced to abandon, not to mention right into the arms of the sweet woman he’d let walk away ten years earlier. When he finds Jo Jo kidnapped and drugged, he has to use all his wits and skills honed from years as a detective to save them both. Despite the secrets between them, Ryker’s bound and determined to give them a second chance at love.
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Author bio:

Melissa loves to write suspense in all genres. She is an active member of RWA and has served as Website/Publicity/Library committee chair for the Northwest Houston chapter. Born and raised in Texas, she tends to dream big and believes good conquers all. Her husband and three kids mean the world to her. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with the family, camping, snow skiing, photography, painting and just goofing off around the house. You can learn more about her writing at