Monday, August 29, 2016

Balance by Lucia Franco RELEASE and Reviews




Title: Balance
Series: Off Balance #1
Author: Lucia Franco
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: August 29, 2016



Blurb

Adrianna Rossi is no stranger to the rigorous demands required of her body. Years of pain and determination make her one of the best. Olympic glory is the ultimate goal, and she'll do anything to achieve it. Even if that means leaving home to attend World Cup Academy of Gymnastics, a training center that serves one purpose—producing champions.

Perfection, precision, and dedication are required of his athletes. When two time Olympian Konstantin Kournakova is persuaded into training the young hopeful, he immediately regrets it. She doesn't come close to his high standards. As the relentless pursuit of her dream keeps her striving, a passion is ignited within him.

Kova's power and domination, coupled with Adrianna's fierce tenacity, reveal there is more for her body to learn. Every interaction can be misconstrued, but there’s no mistaking the darkening of his gaze, the lingering of his touch, or the illicit image of his bare skin pressed against hers. Integrity is on the line. One toe off the beam and their forbidden desires could ruin everything they’ve worked for, throwing it all off balance.

WARNING: This novel contains explicit content.






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Darra's Review:


There were so many emotions I felt reading Balance. I think Lucia hit each one. My mind was all over the place and I can't stop thinking about the ending. Left hanging with all chaos going on in my mind.

Let me start with that this is a major taboo subject. I usually am worried reading these that I cannot get over the situation that occurs. However it is hard to feel appalled when it felt so right. Adrianna is just a 15 year old girl meeting Kova to train what she wants so badly, a chance to be elite. She has lived a life of luxury and has grown up much more quickly than most girls her age. However when she meets Kova, it is an attraction she never thought would happen. She can't help herself. All those emotions catch up with her and wants what she shouldn't have. Despite he is a a-hole.

Kova is a man that has lived a life of struggle but achieved his goal early in his life. Now he owns his great gym with the best athletes. The one thing he was not prepared for is to meet Adrianna. He is enamored with how her drive reflects his own when he was younger. They bond over it and it becomes more than what he is allowed to have. He struggles with what is right and wrong. I am lost for words how he left off with Adrianna at the end.

There will be a follow up book. I had anxiety the entire time reading. There were some insanely hot scenes that blew my mind. Such a connection that deep, it is hard to keep my feelings at bay. She was immature what she did. However he was all over the place. I was so angry at the end, but also scared what was to come. I loved Hayden and he should be the guy that makes a difference in this circumstance. I am conflicted with unresolved feelings. Lucia-How could you do this to me! I can't stop thinking about Balance and have a lump in my throat with where it left off. Lucia's writing was amazing and achieved what every writer wants. To evoke emotions from her readers.

I rate the book a 4.8. Internally dying to read the next book!  


Sunny's Review:

This book seriously gave me so much freaking anxiety. I will say that even though Lucia gives you a warning at the beginning of this book, I was not prepared. I don't want to spoil anything for you but just know that you will probably need to take some small breaks while reading this one. I did read it in 2 days with breaks. It is crazy.

I love and hate the majority of the characters in this book. Adrianna is awesome because she is so focused on making her dreams come true. At 15, she has devoted her life to trying to become an Olympic gymnast and fights her father to move away to get the training she needs. She is living alone and working harder than ever to meet her goals. I love her determination. At the same time, I can't stand her because she is 15 going on 16 thinking that she knows what she wants in life and that she doesn't have to listen to others. Her best friend warns her in this book to stay away from Kova. Kova tells her to stay away from him. The laws tell her to stay away from him!! Kova is so great in some aspects and in others OMG WTF! He obviously cares about his gymnasts and works hard to make them the best that they can be. He has been driven his whole life and it didn't change when he quit competing and became a coach. I absolutely love Hayden. He is a 17 year old gymnast and one of Adrianna's only friends at her new gym. He takes care of her is so many ways. Avery is Adrianna's best friend from home and I like her. Again, she is super young but seems to think that she is an adult. 

So you know from the synopsis this book is about a forbidden relationship. Again, I was warned and I was still not prepared. This books makes you understand why you see so many coaches and athletes end up married and how Kova and Adrianna ended up where they did. Part of me was totally horrified through most of this book but the other part of me was like yeah, I get it. Maybe I would feel the same way.

You have to read this book. Seriously, it will leave you feeling so many things that you would not believe that you are feeling. I am giving this book 4.8 stars out of 5. I need to get my hands on the next book. 





Excerpt

Kova turned around to face me, his broad shoulders pulled back, one hand propped on his hip and the other clenched around his water bottle. "Do you think you are the first gymnast to show wear and tear on their hands from bars? You are not in Palm Beach anymore, malysh—"

Kova visibly tensed, stopping short from his last word. Since I didn't speak a lick of Russian, I didn't have a clue as to what he said. But judging by the alarmed look on his face and the thick air between us, whatever he said couldn't have been good.

Snapping his head to the side, he cracked his neck. "I am not going to go light on you. Get used to it. Nobody said it was going to be easy, it only gets harder from here on out. You need to learn to toughen up and take it. Remember what I said earlier? Prove it to me. Every time you step foot into that gym—make it count. I do not care if your hands hurt or your back is sore or you are running on two hours of sleep. Prove it. Champions are not made by complaining. They are made by the endless pursuit of their dream despite the obstacles they are faced with. Push through it and do it."

I took a minute to let the weight of his words sink in. While an outsider would think they were laced with malice, I knew they weren't. That was the furthest thing from the truth. I knew he was pushing me to be better. Not only to prove it to him, but myself as well. Without a doubt, Konstantin Kournakova was one hundred percent right.

Slowly nodding, I looked into his eyes and said, "You're completely right, but I never expected you to go light on me. That's not what I wanted. That's not why I came here. I want the challenge. I want to be better. It's why I pour every ounce of blood and sweat into a sport that gives me so little in return. The truth is, I've never been challenged by a coach the way I have by you, so I'm learning to adjust to it." I held up my hands and showed him the bloody blisters threatening to pop under my palms. "You won't hear a complaint come from me again."

Kova's shoulders loosened and he blew out a ragged breath. His gaze openly traveled the length of my body, taking in every inch. The way his eyes pierced mine, like he was pleased with my response, made my heart rush against my chest with satisfaction.



Author Bio


A competitive athlete for over ten years, Lucia Franco currently resides in sunny South Florida with her husband and two boys. Paranormal romance was her first love, but she has a soft spot in her heart for small-town and reunion romance stories.

When Lucia is not hard at work on her next novel, you can find her relaxing with her toes in the sand at a nearby beach.

Find out more about Lucia at authorluciafranco.com. Make sure to join her newsletter to receive exclusive updates and more!


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Beautiful Sacrifice by Gen Ryan!!!

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Title: Beautiful Sacrifice
Author: Gen Ryan
Series: Thin Red Lines/ Book 2
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Crime
Release Date: August 27, 2016
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Designer: Claire Smith
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Avery Grant has only known a life of fighting crime. Following in her father's footsteps, she graduates top of her FBI class and plans to move quickly up the ranks. She has her entire life planned out until she meets Detective Evan Bradley.

Evan is everything that Avery vowed to avoid. Married to his job, Evan fights every day to do what's right, whatever the cost.

Faced with a satanic cult that is sacrificing the innocent, Avery and Evan must work together to apprehend the criminals before any more innocent lives are lost. As they both struggle to navigate through their pasts and growing affection, Avery and Evan fight against a ticking clock and their own feelings.

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You can find Genevieve curled up reading paranormal romance and romantic thrillers, or frantically typing her stories on her laptop.

Psychology is her trade by day, teaching and molding the minds of college students. Her interest in psychology can be seen in her books, each including many psychological undertones. Although she loves teaching, her passion, her true love, lays in the stories that roam around her in head. Yes, they all come from her mind-the good, the bad, and the totally insane. 

She lives in Massachusetts-no not Boston-with her husband, daughter, and American Eskimo dog. With each story she shares, she hopes her love for writing and storytelling seeps through, encompassing the reader and leaving them wanting more.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Booty Camp By Debra Anastasia: REVIEW & GIVEAWAYS!!!







Booty Camp Dating Service is a wildly successful matchmaking company. The twist? Well, Wolf Saber --who inherited his gift-- is NEVER wrong when he matches people. It’s a gift passed down from his grandmother to his mother to him.

He’s sexy but stays behind the scenes, letting his buddy Chance do all the talking while he matches the clients at parties and events. Booty Camp Dating Service travels the country, and nine months after they leave the city there’s always a flurry of weddings and an accompanying baby boom. Booty Camp claims that clients will be 110% satisfied and they deliver on that promise every single time.

Except Wolf refuses to deliver on that guarantee for himself. He doesn’t find love until Hazel Lavender’s best friend pushes her through his front door. Now all he wants to do is make sure Hazel is 110% satisfied…in his bed. Which, ironically, would break the very rules Wolf demands of his employees--no dating clients, ever.
So instead, Wolf and Hazel fight. And kiss. And fight some more.

Will Wolf’s own rules make him the very first Booty Camp Happily Never After? (Book Camp Dating Service is a STAND ALONE!)

Darra's Review:


Let's start with that I loved the name of the book. I loved the synopsis, the infomercials and the author. I have read Poughkeepsie and that book stuck with me. This book is on the lighter side of Debra. I follow some amazing authors that also write Romance Comedy and Debra happened to be on a comedy FB page. This page makes me laugh all the time. I don't know how they write comedy so well. But I love it!

Just in the first few paragraphs of the book, I already wanted to kick a sack of nuts. Scott is the epitome of a Douche bag. And he never stops. It amazed me how much off a twat he was. I hope he catches an infestations of crabs. (I think that covered my feelings for Scott).

This is about Hazel and her one night with her best friend, Claire, and all the mayhem of the Booty Camp. I don't think she was planning to find her next husband. Just to get Scott and his squealing girlfriend to shut up and have fun with another normal guy. 

Claire and Chance were ridiculous! What a big pile of goo at first sight. They were both awesome characters. So fun, you wanted to meet them. Wait, I am talking about a book. Not real people. Duh.

So with Chance and Claire are all about each other, Hazel is cast aside and wants to just go home. But a turn of events leads her to meet Wolf and get her refund. Oh if it were so simple. Wolf is why Booty Camp is 110% satisfied customers. He can read people and does the matching. He is a.....Dick. But a dick you want to get to know. A dick you want to slap. However a dick you want to know deep inside. (Lets count up how many dicks I write in one review!) 

Hazel and Wolf are a mess. You will love them and hope they finally get on the write page. Some hots scenes in this book(Blush worthy). I believe you will be thoroughly satisfied with this book all around. Hot men, awkward moments, funny characters and a great ending. I was smiling till the last page. Girly happiness here.

I give the book a 4.7. If you don't like this book, no have no humor about life in general. I haven't met anyone like that.


Sunny's Review:


Honestly, if you picked this book to read you have to have a sense of humor. Between the title and the logo you know this book is supposed to be hilarious. We all know that I totally judge books by the title and cover and the crazier the better! So I was so excited to see this book on my kindle. 

You start off with Hazel and her ridiculous situation with Scott. Hazel is pretty funny. In a moment of weakness she agrees to go with Claire to the Booty Camp. Supposedly everyone is 110% satisfied. Once she gets there, she writes a check for $1,000 and then all hell breaks loose. She is NOT 110% satisfied. Claire is with her but pretty much tosses her to the side once she meets Chance. I love that Hazel speaks her mind and honestly my favorite thing about her might be the fact that she flips Wolf off all the time. Wolf is the owner of Booty Camp and takes his job seriously. He matches people and they usually end up with a perfect match. Wolf has a problem trying to matching Hazel and refuses to give her a refund. The two of them end up in some hilarious situations. I loved the banter between them as well as all the sexual tension. I love that Wolf is a good guy that helps people even though his rate is ridiculous. 

This book is hilarious and goes through a few weeks of Hazel and Wolf trying to figure themselves out. It was a light, fun read and I loved it. I recommend you read it too. I am giving this book 4.7 stars out of 5. 



Excerpt #1

Wolf pulled her close so her chest was pressed into his and used his other hand to throw everything off his desk, including the light. It tossed interesting shadows around the room, but her magnificent face was highlighted, and that was exactly what he needed. He kissed her while laying her gently back on the desk.
“Hey.” Hazel stopped him, and he waited to see what she needed while panting a bit. “Don’t be gentle, for fuck’s sake.”
He stood up and looked at the wall for a second, running his hands down his face.
“Am I too much for you?” she asked.
He heard the hint of self-conscious seeping in. And that was criminal.
He crawled on top of the desk, caging her between his hands and knees.
“No. My problem is that I want a bed. And maybe some rope and lots of lube and good music and a few things that vibrate in a drawer close by. I want to make you come on my face so hard you think you’re dying and this”—he looked around his office—“is none of that.”
Hazel’s returning bravado made her eyes sparkle. “Surely a man that runs a dating service can be creative when he needs to be?”
His only reply to her dare was to put her nipple in his mouth while massaging between her legs with one hand. With the other he balanced above her perilously on the narrow desk. His knees were close to the edge, hemming her in.
She bucked against his hand and hissed at him. “Get to work, then.” She grabbed his face and pulled it back up to her mouth.

Excerpt #2:

Wolf decided that he would watch Hazel get on the elevator since she was not making any attempt to come open the door for him. And then a couple came up behind him.
“There’s your ex! Holy crap, she looks wasted. How sad. Can you feel me up in front of her again? I love to watch her change colors. She goes all green.”
The man, who looked like a Ken doll come to life, pulled out a key card and tapped it on the device to open the door.
“Sure thing, baby. I love your mean streak.”
As they entered the building, Wolf watched as Hazel’s eyes found the loud couple.
They were fawning all over each other.
The defeat in Hazel’s posture made Wolf grab the door before it closed and locked him out.
Her eyes looked moist before she aimed her gaze toward the floor. The two idiots were play acting their parts to make her extra miserable.
Wolf planned on regretting later what he was going to do now. She might even have him arrested for it, but he pushed the Ken doll out of the way like he was dying of thirst and Hazel was a glass of water.
She was surprised when she looked up to see him stalking her. She looked over her shoulder, saw only the wall, and turned back to him.
Wolf snaked one arm around her waist and slid his other arm behind her neck. Her grabbed a fistful of her brown hair and used it to guide her mouth to his.
He kissed the living hell out of her.
At first she was tense and unmoving. But he refused to let it stop him. The elevator’s bell sounded as the doors opened.
When Ken doll and mean slut tried to step on to it, Wolf held out his arm out to block them.
He hefted Hazel, and she took the hint, hopping up and straddling him, koala style. He never stopped kissing her. Well, now she was kissing him while he used his arm to bar the others from the elevator.
The mean slut muttered, “That’s some damn kiss.”
Wolf turned and put Hazel against the wall. And he knew he was doing it for her, but everything she was doing in rebuttal was very welcome to his now rock-hard dick.
The doors closed behind them and the elevator started its assent before he forced himself to put her down.
She straightened his Booty Camp shirt and jacket on her body and covered her mouth with one hand. Then she slapped his chest with the other.
“What the hell was that?"


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Saturday, August 27, 2016

America's Most Wanted by Cory Cyr!!!

Title: America's Most Wanted
Author: Cory Cyr
Genre: Erotic Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 15, 2016
Vivian Saint had a meteoric rise to fame as the newest rock sensation. 

At twenty-three he had it all.

Winning his first Grammy and AMA.

Cover of Rolling Stone.

His first album, America’s Most Wanted going double-platinum.
Five chart-topping songs
Signing a multi-million dollar contract. 
Sexy, charming and talented. He had everything to live for.
Too bad he’s dead . . . 
As the FBI’s only witness to a bloody massacre, they want answers and they will do whatever it takes to get them. They may have him in custody but they can’t make him talk.
Brogan Knight, a seasoned FBI agent is tagged for the off-the-books op. Expert markswoman, trained in close combat and one of the best interrogators in the field office. Her instructions were simple. Get the rock star to trust her and reveal everything, using whatever method necessary, including sexual persuasion. 
Now the safe house isn’t secure, for either of them. Because the threats are no longer about who may be coming for them but from each other.

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